Meet Elizabeth Urabe | Spiritual Midwife and Abstract Artist Extraordinaire

I’m very pleased to share my exclusive interview with ShoutOut Arizona, conducted earlier this year.

We had the good fortune of connecting with Elizabeth Urabe and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Elizabeth, how does your business help the community?

Art is only as transformational as the level of Consciousness it both reflects and embodies. Urabe Spirit Art is 100% alive with some of the most powerful living, breathing energies in the world. Real change can ONLY come about when the spiritual consciousness of the people on the planet is awake and integrated enough for them to remember the Truth that we are all part of one human family. From the inside out. All problems have one cause and thus only one solution.

There is NOTHING more potentially purifying than an art form that embodies pure Consciousness.

The business that I am in the process of expanding to a global level is literally going to help transform the very fabric of humanity.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.

I am actually right now on the brink of a breakthrough with URABE Spirit Art of global proportions, something I have been anticipating and waiting for since I spontaneously, as a totally untrained artist, began channeling the abstract designs in 1995. I knew from the day that the very first colored pencil scribblings emerged that an event of universal significance was underway but I also instinctively knew that neither the world nor I was ready yet for this art to be proliferated.

For me, creating spirit art is an act of pure surrender to Source energies and this is why each picture is literally alive with divine consciousness and is empowered to awaken heal and transform/reintegrate old energies into fresh new ones.

In the early years, I was often told that my designs would make beautiful fabric and when in 2011 the American Batik Design Competition was launched by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC, I immediately knew that I had to enter, which of the (then) 450 designs birthed to date to enter, and that it would win first place. Undoubtedly the moment I heard that I was one of the first place winners was one of the happiest, proudest moments of my life.

I have made the following statement for over a decade about my work, and make it here and now with even more conviction than ever before: Urabe Spirit Art is one of the most powerful reflections of Source energies available to humankind at this point in the evolution of Consciousness and when enough people have come to value energy more than material objects, it will spread across the globe like lighting a match in a field of dry hay. I got to where I am today, both personally and professionally, by having absolute and utter faith in and surrender to the Higher Power that guides my every step, breath, and heartbeat. And I want the world to know that the processes of growing, healing, awakening, and transforming, don’t need to happen through pain and suffering. They can happen much more easily through genuine surrender before Truth. Mine is a path of Grace. And I learned early on to heed what I call O.F.H. O(rders) F(ROM) H(eadquarters). To bypass mind and go straight to the heart. All of these priceless life skills are embodied by my art. Literally. My entire life has been dedicated to preparing for the blastoff of the rocketship of URABE Spirit Art, in a myriad of forms and products, so that everyone everywhere can be touched and blessed by this energy.


Elizabeth Urabe
Elizabeth Urabe
As an artist, Elizabeth R. Urabe has always only had one goal: to translate the invisible energies of Absolute Truth into tangible form using abstract design, color, and poetic imagery, so that an ever-increasing number of people might have more direct access to the inner realms of human existence. In early 1995, with no art training whatsoever, she began spontaneously to draw the pictures now known as Urabe Spirit Art and to date has channeled more than 750 designs, each one perfect, whole, and complete, exactly as it is. No thought is ever involved in the birthing process and Elizabeth has always referred to her role as that of a "spiritual midwife" rather than the creator of this extraordinary body of work. And remarkably, despite incredible complexity of design and detail, no single picture has ever taken longer than one week to complete. In 2011, intuitively entering a picture birthed in 1995 titled Divine Unity, Elizabeth was one of three first-place winners of the unprecedented American Batik Design Competition, organized by (then) the Ambassador to the US from the Indonesian embassy in Washington DC, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal. As a result, she was awarded a three-week tour of some of the most prominent batik and fashion companies in Indonesia and now has contacts in Jakarta who have created breathtakingly beautiful silk shawls for ladies and one of a kind original shirts for men; each piece endowed with the living 4000-year-old history of Indonesia's perfected batik techniques and the essence of Urabe Spirit Art as both the energetic and design inspiration. Early in 2016, in answer to the global craze for coloring books, Elizabeth rose to the challenge and in a matter of months, self-published four books; three coloring books for adults, each with original art and contemplative poetry, and a highly interactive book for adults and children to engage in together. The first adult book, Color Me Freedom, was immediately rendered fully into German, and there are French, Spanish, and Russian versions available with the translations of the Artist Introduction and dedication pages. A full Arabic language translation is also soon to be released. With these books, Elizabeth has taken the very essence of her art and offered it in a compact, affordable and interactive format that is especially attractive at this time, when global challenges are both accelerating and intensifying and the need for awakening, healing, and transformational reintegration is more imperative than ever. In Elizabeth's words: " Urabe Spirit Art, in whatever myriad forms it may take, is one of the most powerful reflections of Source energies available to us at this point in the evolution of Consciousness. We are at a crossroads where the fate of our planet and life as we know it may very well depend on the willingness of each individual to embrace the entire spectrum of human emotion and commit to the kind of transformation that only real spiritual growth can offer. There is no longer any middle ground and as long as we (still) believe that Love has an opposite, we are (still) living in fear." It is time for us to say an unequivocal yes to destiny and to take our rightful places as warriors of the Spirit. Let us join in this pure and noble vision, knowing that - together - there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

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