Francine Kohn is an artist who lives in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Her “Art That Moves You” weaves layers of harmonious colors using glazing techniques from the Masters. Each painting celebrates “vignettes of passion, power and perception”. Her healing artwork is in many collections. The artist states, “I want to share how I used my art to overcome my life-threatening event of paralysis and blindness so that you too can fully participate in the highest outcomes in your lives.” I am honored to present her compelling article, share her artwork and inform you about her book “Pinnacle: A Walking Miracle”. I’m sure they will all inspire you. ~ Renée Phillips
Francene Kohn’s Story
At first I wasn’t expected to live through the weekend, then the medical professionals told me I would live life like a vegetable in a skilled nursing facility in a wheelchair for a maximum of 5 years. The diagnosis was neuromyletis optica, a rare, terminal neurological disease. I told them I was walking. I would live. They didn’t know me. The medical and spiritual worlds working together with my own spirit and will made the impossible possible. It’s also a story of love, the power of love to show how I turned obstacles to opportunities to regain mobility and strength, to create a healthier, better life.
By tuning into infinite intelligence, I paint source energy expanding and allowing alignment and wisdom to Source.
I used the philosophies of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism to encourage me including: Turning Poison into Medicine; Whatever the Problem, Approach it Like a Lion; The Muddier the Pond; the More Beautiful the Flower; Use Your Life Circumstance to Create Value for Yourself and Others’, Empower those Around You and Living your Life with Appreciation & Gratitude.
These paintings of resonance, vibrational frequency through the power of my emotions allow me to stand in the light as I paint. Instead of a death sentence I saw a way to be who I was born to be. Steps revealed in the painting: grounding, then balance, then accessing inner wisdom, connecting inner wisdom to Universal Source (God), asking “how can I heal this condition?”; “how can I transform it?” Allowing me to express the emotions that created the barbed wire. Early in the morning, my left big toe began to wiggle. I knew I would regain full mobility! I also used this process to regain eye sight in my right eye.
One of my doctors shared with me with tears in his eyes, “You are a walking miracle! I know there is a God when I look at you.” Each of us has God/Universal Energy with us. I hope my art and my experience encourages you in your life!
It’s been over 7 years since this event. Each and every day I give thinks for me to be here, to use my limbs, my eye sight, my paintings and my life to support, inspire and empower others. I hope my story and my paintings encourage you to effect real change through the power of art.
Copyright Francine Kohn 2017; all rights reserved. All materials provided for “Art that Moves You” & Pinnacle: A Walking Miracle” Program are provided for informational or educational purposes only and are not intended to be, or serve as a substitute for, professional medical/psychological advice, financial advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser, physician or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a financial, medical or psychological condition. Never disregard professional financial advice or medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information you accessed on or through any portion of “Art that Moves You” & “Pinnacle: A Walking Miracle” Program.
Visit Francene Kohn’s website at http://www.francinekohnart.com/
Join her on Social Media