My life experience has led me on the spiritual path of faith and self-acceptance. See the film memoir that I have produced, My Journey Toward Wholeness.
I feel that my poems, stories, films and art may inspire others. The psychological challenges that I experienced as a young woman (and my life search as an artist) may be necessary on the path toward finding one’s identity for certain individuals and our process of individuation.
There may be a clue in facing an emotional challenge that leads one on their path in life. I feel there will be and needs to be a place and a space for those of us in culture and society who may have emotional and spiritual sensitivity. There may be work for us in ways that are just now beginning to be charted or understood.
In my early twenties, I became aware of the work of Thomas Szasz, R. D. Laing, Rollo May, Carl Jung and Frantz Fanon. I was thus influenced to consider and to appreciate my creative gifts and uniqueness, even though the common assumption did not value them. There were communities at the time, led by R. D. Laing, Rollo May, and the followers of Carl Jung.
These communities attempted to address the need for a gentle unfoldment of the creative process, within the context of the meaning of a psychic break. These communities were very expensive. I chose my own way of healing and self-expression, as a poet and artist.
Perhaps now and in the future, what was formerly discarded or seen as needing correction will perhaps develop into an impressive aspect of the New Humanity that Meher Baba writes about in the Discourses. A transformation of values may be on the horizon.