I was quite content to live in my bubble, until I “woked” to the truth. I thought I was through with learning after graduating with too many degrees to count – only to realize I was indoctrinated to an ideology that subtlety overwhelmed me…which pushed me into a culture full of “isms” – identity politics, race, and with more social divisions than I can mend emotionally or mentally comprehend.
I spent years in university to unmake my early childhood training in traditional art (classical training along with traditional Chinese watercolour and calligraphy) – and delved into post modernism and deconstruction – ideologies of the Left.
I have walked away! I have a renewed love of the classical and traditional, along with an understanding of the time and training involved visually, mentally and emotionally to develop those skills, and embellish my natural talent.
This also followed my embrace of Jesus, and like a prodigal child, I have returned home! On my knees I prayed for forgiveness! I asked for the Holy Spirit to guide me as I place my trust in God. I seek only the truth amidst a dark void that cloaks the world around me. Praise be to God! There is light.
Now I feel the push to walk a path of enlightenment – or to put it in today’s terms – “I am woked!” “I am out of the plantation!” I am not a slave to an ideology that kept me silent, blind and gagged, I see through the chains with every step I take. I move through the daily bombardment of propaganda (fake news) thrown at me from all sides.