I have always needed lots of room to breathe. Animals, my kindred spirits, and the woods are where I feel most alive, peaceful and connected to God. I love creating and using my hands, making something where there was nothing through all forms of art.
The principles, language and steps of recovery, which have been part of my journey for decades, run deep in my soul. In A.A. they say, “The only way you stay sober is to give it away,” and “After having had a spiritual awakening you carry the message to another alcoholic who still suffers.” Even though I no longer go to meetings, the principles of A.A. will always be a part of me.
The Farm became my spiritual journey. Art, animals and nature are now my way home. Which means that in my own way I am following the principles of A.A … “the only way I get to keep it, is to give it away.” The Farm helps me “carry the message to those who are still suffering.” This is what The Farm is to me. Not everyone gets it, and that is ok…but the ones who do… really connect with it.
- A safe place for anyone to gather, to be honest, to let go, to heal, to wake up, to create, play, cry, laugh and share with others who are as different as we are the same.
- A place to come together and be in community with a framework of ancient wisdom and spiritual principles.
It has pieces from every part of me and from my husband, Eric’s journey. Not for people who are struggling with addiction, but for people who are struggling. And all about the love in the rooms of A.A., whether “park bench or Park Avenue,” doesn’t matter. Because we’re all just “WALKING EACH OTHER HOME.” This is the gift that Eric and I give to others.
All of it … The Farm … Revival 356 – a Sanctuary where the soul is reminded of its worth.