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 I experienced in my early years help to define my life search, identity and individuation.
My life has led me to spiritual faith and self-acceptance. For my legacy I envision an innovative center, foundation or institute in support of my projects; that will serve as an inspiration for others, educating 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 began 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 for the gifted, the sensitive, for those seeking wholeness and purpose. Knowing that these places were being developed and researching their practices was an essential way for me 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.
Thank you Sharon, for letting me know about your assemblage and writing above. I love the colorful objects on the dark background. And I am so glad you have plans for and are in the process of making collections of your creative work and in presenting your lifelong work in transforming emotional trauma into artistic expression and a free, empowered existence. And your telling the stories of your spiritual growth and renewal. I wish you a peaceful coming new year, filled with abundant gifts of the spirit.
Blessings and Love,
Very grateful for this awesome and inspiring note, Robert.