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‘Nevertheless, SHE Persisted.’

DAMN RIGHT!  OF COURSE!!  NOTHING LESS!!!
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/02/nevertheless-she-persisted-and-the-age-of-the-weaponized-meme/516012/

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catherine-l-johnson_movers_shakersCATHERINE L. JOHNSON    aka    PARVATI    aka    SARASWATI

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saraswati
http://www.ancient.eu/Sarasvati/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parvati
http://saintpaulmag.com/gallery-lowertown-artists
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/
http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson
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inside_out_clj_feb2015-insertPHOTO CREDIT: SELFIE!

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Shakers and Makers:
Artists and Cultural Leaders 

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Portraits by Caroline Mecklin

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Opening Reception:
Friday, 10 February 2017
6-10pm

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Exhibition of the

preparatory drawings + the completed portraits.

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The actual “Shakers and Makers” will be present!

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Beer tasting courtesy of 12welve Eyes Brewing
Wine and food courtesy of St.Paul Federal Credit Union
Guitar Music by Mike Ziegahn

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Lowertown Underground Artists Gallery
308 Prince Street / Northern Warehouse

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10 February – 5 March 2017

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Closing Reception:
Friday, 3 March 2017
6 – 9 pm

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The North Gallery / Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street, St. Paul

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23 May 23 – 11 June 2017

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Opening Reception:
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
5:30 – 7:30 pm

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Exhibition of the

preparatory drawings and the completed portraits.

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The actual “Shakers and Makers” will be present!

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To view the entire

Shakers and Makers: Artists and Cultural Leaders

catalog,

please click on link below!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Fdp8F77QyDaUV0c1o0ellwa2c/view?usp=sharing

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shakers-makers_opening_nite__pippi_clj_caroline_10feb2017PHOTO CREDIT: Deborah Tulloch McGee
PIPPI ARDENIA       CATHERINE L. JOHNSON       CAROLINE MECKLIN

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OPENING NIGHT!!!

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shakers_makers_clj_portrait_opening_10feb2017_finalaPHOTO CREDIT: Michele Jansen

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‘Nevertheless, SHE Persisted.’

DAMN RIGHT!  OF COURSE!!  NOTHING LESS!!!

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There are many ways that American culture

tells women to be quiet

—many ways they are reminded

that they would really be SO MUCH MORE pleasing

IF they would just smile a little more,

or talk a little less,

or work a little harder to be

PLIANT

and

AGREEABLE.

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Women are,

in general,

extremely ATTUNED to these messages;

we have,

after all,

heard them

ALL

OUR

LIVES.

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There
is a

Native American parable

about a ELDER who says:
 “I feel as if I have

two wolves

fighting

in my heart.

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One wolf is the

vengeful, angry one.

The other wolf is the

loving, compassionate one.”

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 When asked which wolf

will win the fight in their heart,

the ELDER replies: 

The one I feed.”

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LOOK ON-LINE!

Several VENDORS  are DONATING ALL $$ to Planned Parenthood or ACLU!

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#707 + 20 JANUARY 2017 + MY NOW “DIS-UNITED” STATES OF AMERICA’S INAUGURATION DAY + SOS + SEPTEMBER GALLERY’S “POST-ELECTION” – WOMEN ARTISTS’ RESISTANCE / DEDICATION FOR ALL HUMANITY

Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/01/20/fact-checking-president-trumps-inaugural-address/?utm_term=.97050ee5c977

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WE LIVE IN TROUBLED TIMES / GREEN DAY

Rock band Green Day dropped a NEW music video
on
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
that
references the CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER / ICON
and
blasts POTUS  Donald Trump, though not by name.

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YES, I AM MARCHING. YES, ABSOLUTELY!!

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MY HANDMADE SIGN: HEAL/THY + HEALTHY WOMEN = HEALTHY NATION

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SEPTEMBER  GALLERY

is PROUD to present:

PostElection

– an exhibition of over 150 artists!!!

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Exhibition Co-Organized by: Kristen Dodge and Kate Gilmore

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Opening:  Saturday, 28 January 2017

Event programming begins at 2pm

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Opening Day Co-Organized by:

Lauren Barnes and Shanekia McIntosh

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Exhibition Dates:

28 January  –  5 March 2017

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Gallery hours:

Friday-Sunday, noon-6pm and by appointment.

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THE GENESIS:

This exhibition was conceived in conversation between Kristen and Kate a few days after the U.S. Presidential Election. With the intention of providing a reason, space, and context for artists to respond to the current circumstance, they agreed to set a show in motion, and allow the call to take on a life of its own. Word spread between artists and within a short time, the number of participants rose from 50 to 150. The current list of participating artists is included below.

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THE SHOUT OUT:

“If you choose to make a work that addresses things internal, or external, or some state in-between, that is up to you. Make what you need to make in whatever form, and at whatever pitch you choose.”

(Excerpt from the call to participate.)

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If we stop to comprehend the “unrealistic” endeavors that we pursue, we would never do them. This show has been a leap of faith and a truly collaborative endeavor.

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Lauren Barnes and Shanekia McIntosh are organizing the opening day of performances, talks, and events. Carrie Schneider is managing new media submissions. Courtney Childress, Sheree Hovespain, Eleanor King, Gina Magid, Carleen Sheehan, Elise Siegel, and Ana Wolovick are providing drop-off locations for participating artists. Lilah Friedland is managing the collection of works in collaboration with our staff. Many participating artists have personally shipped their work to the gallery and offered their time and resources.

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A portion of all sales will be donated to the local factions of

Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter.

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ARTISTS/ WOMEN / ARTISTS/ PARTICIPATING/EXHIBITING:

Diana Al-Hadid, Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, Polly Apfelbaum, Colleen Asper, Lauren Barnes, Hannah Barrett, Kate Beck, Susan Bee, Andrea Belag, Anne Beresford, Iris Bernblum, Annie Bielski, Hannah Black, Nancy Bowen, Dawn Breeze, Kelsey Brod, Jacinta Bunnell, Beth Campbell, Alicia Casillio, Rebecca Chamberlain, Lenora Champagne, Patty Chang, Nicole Cherubini, Jennifer Paige Cohen, Courtney Childress, Beninga Chilla, Christen Clifford, Liz Collins, Moira Connelly, Jennifer Dalton, Nancy Davidson, Jen Dawson, Donna Dennis*, Shoshana Dentz, Melissa Auf der Maur, Leah Devun, Katherine Mitchell DiRico, Leah Dixon, Angelina Dreem, Jenny Dubnau, Sharona Eliassaf, Michelle Elzay, Julie Evans, Heide Fasnacht, Jean Feinberg, Rochelle Feinstein, Ashlee Ferlito, Alison Fox, Dana Frankfort, Lilah Friedland, Sarah Fuhrman, Sheila Gallagher, Chitra Ganesh, Mariah Garnett, Christy Gast, Tamara Gayer, Kate Gilmore, Jen Gilmore, Joanne Greenbaum, Catherine Hall, Ellen Harvey, Maren Hassinger, Paula Hayes, Clarity Haynes, Karen Heagle, Susana Heller, Elana Herzog, Jane Fox Hipple, Sheree Hovsepian, Nene Humphrey, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Jamie Isenstein, Alia S. Jackson, Catherine L. Johnson*, Deborah Kass, Nina Katchadourian, Lisa Kereszi, Eleanor King, Chelsea Knight, Autumn Knight, Amalia Korczowski, Julia Kunin, Marcia, Kure, Cal Lane, Karen Lee, Miranda Lichtenstein, Cynthia Lin, Kimberly Lin, Anne Lindberg, Meg Lipke, Jen Liu, Patte Loper, Marie Lorenz, Rebecca Loyche, Gina Magid, Dana Majana, Georgette Maniatis, Natasha Mayers, Suzanne McClelland, Francine Hunter McGivern, Shannekia McIntosh, Tess Middlebrook, Ander Mikalson, Marilyn Minter, Carrie Moyer, Donna Moylan, Laurel, Nakadate, Maureen Nollette, Rachel Owens, Ruby Palmer, Alix Pearlstein, Sheila Pepe, Carla Perez-Gallardo, Tessa Perutz, Janine Polak, Kristine Potter, Sara Rafferty, Corinna Ripps, Kenya Robinson, Heather Rowe, Brie Ruais, Adelaide Ruff, Kathy Ruttenberg, Jackie Saccoccio, Naomi Safran-Hon, Jennifer Salomon, Lisa Sanditz, Carrie Schneider, Mira Schor, Lauren Seiden, Becky Sellinger, Beverly Semmes, Nancy Shaver, Carleen Sheehan, Elise Siegel, Xaviera Simmons, Slinko, Barb Smith, Alexandria Smith, Shinique Smith, Jamie Sneider, Agathe Snow, Sarah Sole, Laurel Sparks, Meredyth Sparks, Allyson Strafella, Odessa Straub, Kianja Strobert, Maya Suess, Julianne Swartz, Jane Swavely, Monika Sziladi, Dannielle Tegeder, Constance Tenvik, Dorothea Van Camp Michalene Thomas, Sam Vernon, Stefanie Victor, Nicole Vidor, Jennifer Viola, Marianne Vitale, Wendy White, Jess Whittam, Lorna Williams, Karen Lee Williams, Martha Wilson, Ana Wolovick, Lachell Workman, Sun You

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For further information:

Please contact

kristen@septembergallery.com

or

visit the gallery website: 

http://septembergallery.com/

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Copyright © SEPTEMBER, All rights reserved.

 

Our mailing address is:
SEPTEMBER
449 Warren Street #3
Hudson, NY 12534

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*Donna Dennis

http://www.donnadennisart.com/

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donna-dennis-ptg-post-electionINAUGURATION DAY 2017                                                                    Donna Dennis  2017

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*Catherine L. Johnson

http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson

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“I was contacted by Kristen and Kate within a week after the Presidential Election.
Artist Donna Dennis championed my art.
(Donna’s work will be on exhibition as well. SEE ABOVE )
I am the ONLY artist outside of NYC to be in  POSTELECTION.”

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“ARTISTS are HURRICANE LAMPS / PINE TREES / CRUCIBLES

of telling TRUTH;

naming BEAUTY;

envisioning FIELDS/BLOOMS/WILDERNESS of FREEDOM

and

the persevering upholders LOVELIGHTGRACE.

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ARTISTS call out the “Better Angels in our Nature”.

ARTISTS are FREEDOM fighters.

It is remarkably imperative to march our lives

to the rhythm of FREEDOM + CREATIVITY

+ HONOR/ RESPECT FOR/TO ALL.

Oracles.
Shamans.”

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Catherine L. Johnson

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breathe_the_2016_american_election_nov_catherineljohnson_aBREATHE                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BREATHE is my contributing force for our nation
and
to POSTELECTION @ SEPTEMBER GALLERY.

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Please click on image to enlarge.

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PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/breathe-2016-american-presidential-election
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/
http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson
http://saintpaulmag.com/gallery-lowertown-artists

 

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YES WE CAN! 

YES WE DID!

YES WE WILL!

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THANK YOU

to our nation’s

HONORABLE / INSPIRING/ COMPASSIONATE/ COURAGEOUS

Former

POTUS/FLOTUS

Barack + Michelle Obama.

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2007 PRIMARIES > ELECTION DAY 2008 > OBAMA WINS!

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I created OBAMA t-shirts using bleach pens on black t-shirts.
Michelle Obama was given TWO of my t-shirts at the Macalester College rally during the primaries.

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THE OBAMA SQUAD!

The day after SENATOR OBAMA  was ELECTED POTUS BARACK OBAMA.
MOVING FORWARD – Dismantling the 924 Selby Ave., St. Paul,  Obama’s MN satellite campaign office.

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There
is a

Native American parable

about an ELDER who says:

 “I feel as if I have

two wolves

fighting

in my heart.

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One wolf is the

vengeful, angry one.

The other wolf is the

loving, compassionate one.”

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 When asked which wolf

will win the fight in his heart,

the ELDER replies: 

“The one I feed.”

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My INTRINSIC values, my ART of LIVING:

GRACE 

ENERGY

GRACE

CHERISH

GRACE

CARESS

GRACE

VULNERABILITY

GRACE

HOPE

GRACE

WHISPER

GRACE

COURAGE

GRACE

COMPASSION

GRACE

TRANSCENDENCE

GRACE

NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION

GRACE

HUMILITY

GRACE

RESPECT

GRACE

INTEGRITY

GRACE

GOD’S WILL

GRACE

HONOR

GRACE

TRUTH-TELLING

GRACE

DIVINE

GRACE

REVELATIONS

GRACE

DEVOTION

GRACE

COLLABORATION

GRACE

CALL + RESPONSE

GRACE

MOVING FORWARD

GRACE

VIBRATION

GRACE

HAPPINESS

GRACE

LIGHT

GRACE

KISS

GRACE

SUBLIME

GRACE

TENDERNESS

GRACE

RESOLVE

GRACE

TRANSFORM

GRACE

HARBINGER

GRACE

SACRED

GRACE

BEGINNINGS

GRACE

CLOSURES

GRACE

FORGIVE

GRACE

DEDICATION

GRACE

KINDNESS

GRACE

STILLNESS

GRACE

INTIMACY

GRACE

TRUTH

GRACE

SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS

GRACE

EMPATHY

GRACE

CHARACTER

GRACE

STRENGTH

GRACE

DIGNITY

GRACE

REFUGE

GRACE

TOUCH

GRACE

AMENDS

GRACE

IMAGINATION

GRACE

TRUST

GRACE

SHELTER

GRACE

DEVOTION

GRACE

CONDUIT

GRACE

EPIPHANIES

GRACE  

BALM

GRACE

FAITH

GRACE

INSPIRATION

GRACE

HONESTY

GRACE

MAVERICK

GRACE

PERSEVERANCE

GRACE

VISION

GRACE

AUTHENTIC

GRACE

IMPROVISATION

GRACE

SWEET

GRACE

LOVE

GRACE

BLOOMS

GRACE

LULLABY

GRACE

ELEGANCE

GRACE

BREATH

GRACE

RHYTHM

GRACE

SENSUAL

GRACE

SINCERITY 

GRACE

JOY

GRACE

BEAUTY

GRACE

SYNERGY

GRACE

LIVING A/LIVE

GRACE

ENERGY

GRACE

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La Venadita (Little Deer)                                                             Frida Kahlo                 1946

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deer_2_2016_catherineljohnson_2_96DEER / DEAR #2                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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Life energy FLOWS through us like a swift stream
when there is nothing to obstruct it.

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Though the channels
THROUGH which this energy FLOWS
are OPEN systems
and
influenced by factors
OUTSIDE
of our control,
one ultimately
chooses what impact
these  factors
will have in one’s lives.

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It is up to one to identify
and
CLEAR blockages in the energy field
to ensure that FLOW is maintained.

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Life energy FLOWS through each of  us
like a swift stream
when there is nothing to obstruct it.

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Yet,
various forces such as
trauma;
the spiraling downbeat vibrations of others;
deceit and betrayal
and
unresolved grief of
past heart-breaks, irreversible losses and terrible disappointments
can and/or will
act like pebbles to stones to boulders
to mountains to earthquakes
that
impede/ BLOCK
the flow+ current.

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If one allows/chooses

obstructions

to accumulate
without conscious clearing,
one’s life energy is thrown off its course
or
cataclysmically blocked entirely,
causing illness;
emotional/spiritual/psychological duress + distress
restlessness,
and
will,
ultimately,

STEAL

the vitality
of one’s

sacred/LUMINOUS life FORCE.

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If one values the

sacred unrepeatable jewel

of one’s life,
  one will take the time to clear
these forces away
and
seize their power to impact
one’s lives.

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When I practice:

RADICAL HOPE;

living my intrinsic values,
my ART of LIVING,
with honor and respect
for myself and others;
breath meditations – tending to my mind and body;

MOVING FORWARD

with FAITH + fearless improvisational creation/creativity;
RUN/PLAY with my selected + cherished DEARS /DEERS
and
fiercely shield myself
from negativity/bitterness/dishonesty/toxic energy,
I preserve my  

WILDERNESS/INTEGRITY/AUTHENTICITY

and

the JOYOUS flowing OCEANIC FIELD

of 

GRACE ENERGY’S

 LOVE/sacred LIGHT/BEAUTY

within
me.

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WELCOME

call and response

relationships
that

HONOR + RESPECT

who I am
and
they have the capacity to state: 

“I SEE YOU!”

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 Those same cherished beloveds

KNOW

that my response is:

“I SEE YOU!”

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GRACE ENERGY

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CATHERINE_ PORTRAIT_CHADFAUST_2004

PORTRAIT OF ME

SEEN/EXPERIENCED

 THROUGH the eyes/ life/ real experience of my then 5 year old friend CHAD

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TRUTHWOWTRUTH!!!!!

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CHOICES – ENERGY LIFE MAPS /

one’s CHOICE of  internal VIBRATIONS

– like attracts like:

LOVING COMPASSION

VENGEFUL ANGER

JOYOUS HAPPINESS

SEETHING BITTERNESS

MOVING FAITH/HOPE FORWARD

FROZEN FEAR / NO MOVEMENT

CREATIVE IMPROVISATION

PRESCRIBED SOCIAL SCRIPTS

FREEDOM / HONORING THE DIVINITY WITHIN

HOSTAGE / ALLOWING FEAR TO SEIZE / STEAL

OXYGEN BREATH- INHALE/EXHALE

NO OXYGEN- I CAN’T BREATHE

COURAGE LIGHT

COWARD DARKNESS

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 EVERY DAY WE CREATE THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES.

THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES BECOME OUR LIVES.

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LIFE IS AN IMPROVISATION

OF

DIFFICULT + BEAUTIFUL.

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Rhythm. Rhythm. Rhythm. Rhythm. Rhythm.

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COURAGE IS LOVE / LOVE IS COURAGE

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CREATING HAPPINESS IS HOPE

 HOPE IS LIVING HAPPINESS

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CREATING/CREATE/CHOOSE

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SACRED JOYOUS LUMINOUS SOUND

FOR Y/OUR WORLD.

YES.

DO.

PLEASE.

YES.

DO.

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is a

Native American parable

about an ELDER who says:

“I feel as if I have

two wolves

fighting

in my heart.

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One wolf is the

vengeful, angry one.

The other wolf is the

loving, compassionate one.”

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When asked which wolf

will win the fight in his heart,

the ELDER replies:

“The one I feed!”

 

 

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