When my grandson was 10, I asked him if he wanted to see what the practice of immediacy in the arts (PIA) was about; he said, "sure". He chose the medium he wanted to work in -- colored pens.
I was blown away by how natural it was for him to apply the PIA guiding instructions. He was like a funnel. Seeing what came through him, touched my heart.
M uch of my life's work has been helping people find bridges to their greater capacities; sharing PIA is one of those bridges.
Here's an example: There was a man in his 50's at the last retreat who is a computer engineer. He wanted to try PIA. He selected a paint medium for his 3' by 2' paper surface, as well as a ruler and a protractor. I said, " Why don't you put the ruler and protractor where you can see them but not use them so you can try something new?"
I stayed with him for a while, got him anchored in the directions, and pretty soon, he just took off. He never used the ruler, never used the protractor, and at the end he said, "You know, I want to start doing PIA at home."
The above is an edited excerpt from a Voice of America interview, for the full interview go to: https://www.voiceamerica.com/s...