My life has led me to a path of spiritual faith and self-acceptance. I feel that my poems, stories, films and art may inspire others in various ways and realms.
There may be a clue in facing an emotional challenge, a clue that leads one on their path in life. The challenges that I experienced and my life search as an artist are significant and have played a role in my identity and individuation.
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 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 didn’t seem available to me, due to their cost or other factors at the time. I chose my own way of healing and self-expression, as a poet, an artist and in holistic health practices.
I feel there will be and needs to be a place and a space for those of us in culture and society who have emotional and spiritual sensitivity. There may be work for us in ways that are just now beginning to be charted or understood.
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.