Yesterday I went with my family to see the David Bowie exhibit that’s at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s been touring for the last five years and is about to close. This is it’s final stop. I’m SO glad I was able to see it.
David Bowie made his transition in January 2016 and I wasn’t able to write about it at the time. I’m an ardent fan of Mr. Bowie’s work and I have a great admiration for him as an artist.
When I got to the end of the exhibit yesterday, I began to cry. I was so moved and so grateful for his life and work. His originality, authenticity and constant exploration and creativity were a comfort and a marvel to me in the most confusing and emotionally challenging times of my life.
Music was so much a part of my life and Bowie’s music was always inspiring to me. There are many artists with wonderful songs that I’ve already heard too many times, but no matter how many times I’ve heard any of Bowie’s songs, I don’t ever tire of them.
In a sense, Bowie reminds me of Vincent Van Gogh, another artist who has deeply inspired me. Both of these men had an inner inspiration to express the human condition, to share it and to see the beauty in things that others didn’t.
In a world where many are desperately trying to fit in and be like everyone else, while others are just as desperately trying to be original, some people are able to be themselves, sharing what they have to share and hoping that it might be of some interest or value to someone else, but not needing, or craving other people’s approval. They can do their work simply for the Joy of being able to express what they’re feeling.
I can’t think of another artist whose work I’ve enjoyed as much as I have Mr. Bowie’s. I feel so blessed that I got to share this time with him and watch him grow and unfold.
I remember back in the 90’s explaining to a 10 year old friend why Picasso’s work was so breathtaking and so important. It’s challenging to explain what it means to have someone’s perspective so completely influence the world that it’s hard to even remember what the world was like before.
Van Gogh, Duchamp, Warhol, Bowie, these artists help us to see and feel the beauty and the madness in the illusion. They help us to value our humanity, by touching our Spirit, making us laugh, surprising us, and by being able to share their views without pandering and without fear of our judgment. It’s a rare gift.
This is definitely a mad, mad, mad world, and it’s also insanely beautiful because of people like David bowie. We are blessed to have his work to enjoy and discover!
NEW – Teacher Trainings!
Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?
Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!
Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!
Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.
We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!
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If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Stop Playing Small. You can also get the transcript there.
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