Artist and Mother
Rikke Jørk Takes Pleasure in Creating
Scientology helped Rikke Jørk of Copenhagen, Denmark, become self-confident and successful as a mother and artist. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.
“My whole life is different now from the way it was,” says Scientologist and artist Rikke Jørk.
Introduced to the Scientology religion by a friend nearly 20 years ago, she bore little resemblance then to the self-assured woman in her “Meet a Scientologist” video at www.scientology.org.
“Looking back, I was very unhappy—I guess you could even say I was depressed. I really had no friends to confide in, and although I knew I had talent, the obstacles to a career seemed insurmountable,” says Jørk. “Any time I set a goal for myself it seemed circumstances conspired to make it impossible.”
When she enrolled on the Scientology Communication Course, the result was immediate and striking. She found it much easier to relate to people and form friendships. And what she learned in Scientology had a major impact on her art.
“As my self-confidence and ability to communicate increased so did the quality of my art,” Jørk says. “I can express myself so much better than I could before. And my ability to visualize a concept and create it on a canvas has improved dramatically.”
To Jørk, being a mother is of paramount importance, and her grounding in Scientology principles has made that responsibility a pleasure.
“Children have a right to their own self-determinism,” says the mother of two. “They are not some different kind of creature—they are spiritual beings who deserve to be treated with respect. I try to be their friend, while guiding them in the right direction. And they are enthusiastic, healthy, considerate children.”
Jørk and her husband enjoy a happy and stable marriage. And although life still holds plenty of challenges, she faces the future with confidence.
“Scientology has given me the tools to reach the goals I want in life,” she says. “I love creating beautiful paintings and a loving home for my family. And whatever happens I have a way to handle it.”
View the Rikke Jørk video at http://www.scientology.org
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.