Lao Tzu

A recent FB entry came to me.  Lao Tzu, “If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.  Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”
That is so beautiful.  And there are so many people actually trying to do this in so many different ways.  Perhaps that is why I have my studio out in the rain forest on the west end of St. Croix.  It is beautiful.  It is above the Mt. Washington Nature Preserve and Labyrinth. It is peaceful.  Perhaps that is why I have practiced yoga for so many years.  Art and Yoga bring me peace of mind.  Art and Yoga take me to that place deep inside of me where there is a world that is better than me.  There is a world that is inspirational. It is my desire to share this inspiration.
Over the past seventy years, America has slowly integrated ART into school curricula.  This has been accomplished through research, financial support, and promotion.
     Over the past 30,000 years the human brain has developed and evolved into the cerebrum / cerebellum as we know it. It is important to keep in mind that this evolution is in a constant state of flux, and historically, we have developed new brain power to support our new lifestyles.
     Over the past five centuries, the Caribbean has experienced Diaspora from every corner of the world.  Our people have been exposed to multiple behaviors, beliefs, and customs far longer than many other areas can boast. We truly are an integrated people from all over the world.
Today our extra ordinary interracial young people with multi-cultural gifts bring us talents that cross left brain technology and right brain intuitive power. They are powerfully physical and intellectually curious.  Hopefully our efforts towards self-transformation will create an environment rich for the cultivation of their talents towards peace.  I believe our world IS in a state of transformation and that our efforts, one at a time, will bring peace and prosperity to those who seek it. And more and more every day, one at a time, we become enlightened as to what that really means and how to manifest it in our community.