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Frida Kahlo– Transform Suffering into Beauty



This last weekend I was at the Brooklyn museum to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. We had to get there 2 hours before the museum opened to get on line. Some were waiting since 7am, 4 hours before the museum opened their doors. By the time we got in, there were about 3000 people on line trying to get in. Yes, it was the last weekend of the exhibit but from what I read there were always long lines.

Frida touched the hearts of thousands, she was a brave woman and a wonderful painter She was able to transform great suffering, physical and emotional, into a beautiful expression celebrating life. Her paintings are raw and vulnerable crys of joy, love and pain. I see in her the courage and the ability to except life and living with all it’s trials, painful lessons and blissful moments. She is to me, and to many, a heart open to life and love in spite of the pain. Frida contracted polio at the age of 6, then suffered a near-fatal bus crash at the age of 18 that left her with a lifetime of pain. She was able to transcend her pain and express it in her paintings

Too many of us hide from our inner pain and fears. When we do not confront these we can never be free to live life fully, enjoy love, see truth and conquer challenges. I invite you to be even more courageous and step into the path of the open heart.

Gates of Power® Program gives people the guidance and the support needed to walk that path.