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Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Copyrigt © 2014  Nancy Barra, "Nature Enchantment", Rockport, Massachusetts

She likes the beauty of nature, the kindness and compassionate gestures of anonymous people and the sense of peace when she is close to the ocean. She always has something to say about these experiences. 

© 2011 Nancy Barra, "Enjoying the Tidepool", oil on canvas, 30" x 15" from: Nancy BarraContemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo 

However, now realizing the incredible violence and turmoil spreading throughout our planet, she wonders what she can say or do to help reverse this state of affairs, even in very tiny ways. Nothing feasible came to her mind and she felt sad, overwhelmed and speechless. Desolation took over her.

One day, she remembered what she instinctively believed (and science was just reluctantly beginning to confirm): that thoughts and emotions are pure energy, with a unique frequency and magnetic resonance and as such, have the power to spread in space, perhaps faster than the speed of light. 

Copyright © 2014, Nancy Barra, "Sending a Message", Pastel over watercolor on paper, 17" X 12.02" from:Nancy Barra Contemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo

Suddenly, a luminous strength grew inside her heart and she felt the need to rebel. She decided to decree her visions of the future in front of the ocean as a way to defy the increasing chaos that is leading our civilization to possible extinction. 

Copyright © 2010 Nancy Barra, "Epiphany", Pastel on paper, 18.5" x 14.5",from:Nancy BarraContemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo 

She thought: “If that would be the case, I want these thoughts and emotions be my last human act". She began to speak her thoughts quietly, with her eyes closed, so the ocean breeze could spread and amplify them around the planet:

Copyright © 2014, Nancy Barra, "A message to the world" Andrews' Point, Massachusetts.

“I decree that:

our planet will be restored to its natural beauty 
and unending generosity.”

Copyright © 2013 Nancy Barra, "Two Reflections", Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

"I decree that:

goodness and solidarity will spread all around the world like a blanket protecting our blue planet and all the innocent people from any act of violence."

Copyright © 2013  Imgur .” imgur: the simple image sharer. N.p., n.d. 


"I decree that:

we will not be fearful of defending humanistic values, justice and human rights."

© 2016 Nancy Barra, "Fearless Dreamer", Pastel over Watercolor on Arches paper, 11.02" X 8" from:Nancy Barra Contemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo

"I decree that:

death will not scare us because we know that there always be someone who will continue what we began and will carry on our dreams.

Copyright @ 2009 Nancy Barra,"Ocean Rebirth", oil on canvas, 28" x 24", from:Nancy Barra Contemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo

We need to remember that we all are an energy-unity, without ego and end and our bodies are just vessels, which allow us to experience this particular aspect of a much larger reality.”

"I decree that:

wars, pessimism, greed, repression and violence will be eradicated from our planet and peace, solidarity, respect and generosity will blossom everywhere as a majestic Spring".

"I decree that:

 we will develop technology to help each other connect, exchange, undertake collective endeavors, trigger creativity, sense of community and restore the natural state of Mother Earth, our Gaia, our Pachamama".

"I decree that:

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American Poet Gwendolyn Brooks writing (1917-2000)
poetry and 

science will be 

intertwined and

through them, we will

explore the mysteries

of the universe". 

Copyright © Poet Pablo Neruda writing (1904-19739

Copyright © 2014

"I decree that:

Copyright © 2013, Nancy Barra, "Guitar Solo",Pastel over watercolor, 12" x 20",from: Nancy BarraContemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo, laughter and dance will resonate 
everywhere, making joy a daily and contagious emotion for everyone."

Copyright © 2004, Natalia Zuman, "Dancing on the Streets of La Habana", illustration for the children's storybook "Natalia y her grandma", Sunflower Storybook Series, Intercultural Center for Research in Education (INCRE), Massachusetts. 

"I decree:

that art will be a common shared language of unimaginable potential that will help us to record and celebrate our imagination, ideas and history."

Copyright © 2010, Anne Mourat "Como dos extraños", sculpture in clay, from:

She thought that she could continue decreeing for an eternity all the dreams that nested in her heart, but she understood that this would have to be a collective task and therefore, she decided to invite everybody around the Earth who were willing to dream, to do it. Perhaps, to just send to the cosmos one decree at a time every day.


She thought that if many people could also agree to express these decrees and add many more, ever increasing good energy could repel all the negative forces, which for so many centuries have spread out on this magnificent planet and their inhabitants. 

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These negative forces have propagated
systematic fear, calculated violence, increasing greediness, deception and a sense of isolation that have made us all weak and fearful. 

Copyright © Edvard Munch, "The Scream" from:

She thought that perhaps these decrees could be the dreams of millions of  anonymous people, whose lives were interrupted in their pursuit of making them true. 

Copyright © 2008 Nancy Barra, "Ocean Breeze", Pastel on paper,from:Nancy Barra Contemporary Art/Arte Contemporáneo 

Finally, she said: "We have to drecree that our visions of the future will come true. We have to decree that we will become fearless, peaceful, loving and victorious."

After that, she felt as being part of an invisible collective power and said with total confidence: "We will overcome!"

Copyright © 2011 Nancy Barra "Meditation at Sunset", Rockport, Massachusetts. 

Dedicated to all the children and the 
good people on this planet