There may be a clue in facing a challenge, a clue that leads one on their path in life to find their purpose. The challenges that I experienced in my early years have played a significant role in my life search, identity and individuation.
My life has led me to a path of spiritual faith and self-acceptance. I have faith that my vision for an innovative center, foundation, or institute for my life and my legacy will inspire others to work with me in support of my projects, and will educate many in various ways and realms.
In my early twenties, as a student of sociology and psychology, I became aware of the work of Thomas Szasz, R. D. Laing, Rollo May, Carl Jung and Frantz Fanon. Through their writings, I was thus influenced to consider and to appreciate my creative gifts and uniqueness. There were communities at the time, led by R. D. Laing, Rollo May, and the followers of Carl Jung.
These innovative centers upheld alternative insights, understanding and compassion for a gentle unfoldment of the creative process, within the context of the meaning of a psychic break. Knowing that these places were being developed and researching their practices was an essential way for me to begin to know and to honor myself. These centers have given me courage throughout my life as I have developed as a poet, a visual artist, an independent scholar and in my research of holistic health practices.