In this episode I explore the magic and mysticism of flowers with the guru of flowers himself the visionary Anthony Ward and his apprentice Will Atwell
What is the the reality of the myth of the White Buffalo Calm Woman? What is the real message and what could it mean for the balance of the dualities? In this short solo podcast I examine my own thoughts and interpretations. It is a short journey through the meanings I have encountered through meditation and with the help of plant allies. Enjoy
Beautiful art by Pamela Mccabe.
I just finished reading the book “Prometheus Rising” by Robert Anton Wilson. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in exploring and decoding the mind. The author has elegantly integrated the concept of the eight circuit model of consciousness proposed by Timothy Leary with mindfulness practice and the world of magic pioneered by Aleister Crowley.
This book dives deep into how we interface with our reality and explores how our beliefs and thoughts bring about our experiences. Alongside this book I was also researching habits. I was interested in how they are formed and how we can change them. It seems to me that these two books overlap each other in that our beliefs and culture dictate our daily habits and those in turn create our destiny. when I speak of destiny I am speaking of the trajectory of our lives. As our beliefs are understood and changed our reality tunnel begins to expand and change which opens the door for us to shift the directions our lives are taking. As we make tiny changes to our thoughts and actions it creates a tremendous wave of change that can turn the tides of life. Our beliefs are our reality and we can change them through mindfulness and practice. This is the real magic of life. Knowing oneself so deeply that we can hack into our own operating system and change the subconscious patterns that dictate our conscious waking life. The key to this world deep within our feelings, which we are not taught to understand fully in our culture. feelings are the tool with which we can reprogramme your subconscious control center and thus change our lives.
This is a great article that goes in depth into what it means to embody and awaken the sacred masculine Divine Masculine. This is a continued and extremely fulfilling journey that I find myself diving deeper into everyday. I invite you to check out this article and share your thoughts with me. We learn when we engage one another in discussion and integration.
First of all a disclaimer I am not the greatest writer I tend to forget punctuation and apparently love run on sentences :). Lets be real i'm just better at talking and creating beautiful images. (Podcast coming soon)!!
What does it really mean to follow your bliss. I had a really interested and eye opening trip to LA this past week and it gave me priceless insight into just that. Can I as a creative follow my bliss, live my truth and still make money while having a positive impact on the world around me. After my trip to LA I wholeheartedly believe the answer is yes.
I'm going to use the story of my recent trip to illustrate my point. My trip started out very promising I was ready to go share my artwork, my story and make a bit of money to keep my momentum moving forward. Unfortunately the trip did not turn out how I had hoped. the first night of live painting went ok it was for a beautiful event whose purpose was to raise money for a project called the natural leaders foundation. I made a few dollars and got the chance to connect with a beautiful group of people. The main event however was a different story I felt very disregarded once I realized how the event was going to go down. I traveled a long way to offer myself to the event in the form of my creativity and in return I was placed in the basement (the House stage don't even get me started) with minimal exposure and no real space to interact with people to share my work and my story.
Sharing my story with people is a huge part of why I do what I do. I live to inspire greatness in others and to see them ignite their passions as I have mine, however I believe that this is not necessarily appreciated on a large scale by event promoters. What I experienced in Los Angeles was 16 painters at one event crammed into spaces so the event could get the most bang for their buck visually. I find that this is a problem that I and other painters that choose to share their work in a live setting encounter a lot. Why would an event want to bring in painters just so the can cram them in so tight that they can't connect with the people around them on a genuine level? What is the purpose of this approach? It clogs the flow of energy so nobody can really share in or create the environment that promotes abundance. I am no expert on the subject but I know what it feels like to be abundant and it does not feel like tripping over a fellow artist while trying to create a painting or sharing my prints on a 2ft by 3ft table because that's all there is room for. I don't appreciate that most artists have become assets for event promoters to leverage so they can make a few extra dollars off of our already meager event sales. I guess the view is pack as many of them into the space and take 30 percent of whatever they make that will keep them inspired and wanting to continue to share themselves with us.
If I sound a little bitter it is because I am. I like any other artist want to be appreciated and given the space to create and share. I don't want to be seen as just another decoration or vendor to help pack the house so the promoters can make a buck. I don't want to make this a total rant so I will jump to the point. I realized on my trip that what I have to offer is worth far more than what I am receiving in return, however that is not the fault of the promoters it is my fault. Thats right I am the only person that can be held responsible for not feeling appreciated for my work. I am the one that continues to subject myself to this dynamic under the hope that it will somehow shift. I realized that I am not truly following my bliss by performing at these events for no pay. I am simply giving into my shadow of low self worth and energetically groveling for appreciation. That isn't the type of artist or human that I want to be any longer, I want to follow my creative bliss and liberate my self from my shadow. Following my bliss means standing up and speaking out, it means not taking part in events that do not treat experience creators with respect and honor.
I know for me I have spent my life so far cultivating my skills as an artist and I know countless others who have done the same. I believe that we deserve the same respect as the music producers and djs and I for one won't be taking part in any event that doesn't see us as equal and treat us with the same respect. I say this because this is what it feels like to follow my bliss. My bliss feels like creating for myself and my friends in an environment of love and respect. My bliss feels like cultivating my practice and my skills and sharing it with those who reciprocate and appreciate me and my friends for our dedication and discipline. That is what it feels like to me. So I have nothing but appreciation for my experiences in LA this past week because they showed me what I don't want to be doing and that is a powerful and profound gift to receive. So A deep and heartfelt thank you for giving me an even deeper appreciation for what it feels like to follow my bliss.
Relaxing at the mayfair hotel in downtown la watching to sun set getting prepped for the LA gem and jam pre party tonight. Come out and get Spongled with Spongle
Living painting and vending down at Zanzibar in Santa Monica come out and check it out. Friday I will be at the gem and jam preparty at the Belasco
I vivedly remember the first time I watched the movie the labrinth as a child. It was so inspiring and creative in so many ways even then that I will never forget the forst time. Even now as time goes on I can relate moments and lessons in my life to scenes in that movie. The stand out character as everyone knows was the infamous goblin king played by David Bowie. The character he played in that movie just like the man in real life was spilling over with charisma and creative energy. David Bowie will always be an inspiration and influence and he will be greatly missed. RIP goblin king
I will be in LA jan 15 for the official gem and jam preparty come out and connect with me. I will be live painting all night along side some other amazing painters including Alex Gray and Benedigital. I will also have some new thangka prints on hand so come early and get your pick.
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Check this out and let me know what you think. It's a deleted scene from the film Avatar that depicts an entheogenic journey. Makes you wonder why it was deleted. Ayahuasca much?
Just go through the Door The password is avatar
The fire feeding the needs of the discontent, the pouring of false source filling the the mold of what is believed to be the norm. Raw iron smelt, cages formed. Inside the needs and wants of relations stew. communication is lost in the darkness of false isolation. perception of separation carries on the facade of illusion. The insatiable appetite for primal needs rules here in the crucible of preconception. The hope is in the cultivation of the seed. the age of iron and stone has passed. With gentle loving care the seed sprouts forth a kingdom of love and light, built of patience and natural law. Abundance thrives in the arms of the tree of life whose roots dismantle the kingdoms of old. The smelting fires are squelched. by the waters of the source the crucible grows cold. humanities relationship to the earth is restored the hunger of the emptiness of man is no more.