The Enlightened Artist

john-lennonStrange how we aren’t taught about universal laws and how Earth is a living organism. She nourishes us until we die (other than compost) and when we die we nourish her. Her trees help us breath and we’re made of 60-75% of her water. People are losing limbs for our cellphones & diamonds, and either killing each other or starving in the most resource rich places on Earth. How are so many religions able to just disregard ancient civilizations, magic, and other cultures whose reality is just as “real” as their own? How do we ignore energy healing and alchemy, and buy whatever foods, medications, technologies the media tells us to buy? So many people give advice on what they don’t know, people teach about what they haven’t done… In a world where it’s clear that very few people reach their full potential. Yet we choose not to learn about the techniques being used to manipulate us and keep us mentally enslaved. Why don’t people read books but read tabloids, Facebook statuses, and textbooks/religious books full of subjective opinions? Or people judge/value a person more because they earned a degree but not because they have specialized knowledge the world needs? Why not get a greater perspective then decide what works for you? Why not try to look inside ourselves, to our higher consciousness, intuition, and imagination?

Interdependent Thinkers

genius_barSmall mindedness and strong ideologies are so fascinating to me. If someone mentions their parents, their religion, or level of education in the first 60 seconds of our conversation – I’m guilty of judging them as interdependent thinkers. I discovered a unique sensitivity to profound art during my first year living in LA. Have you ever gotten goosebumps while listening to a certain song or cried while watching a powerful scene in a movie? I think there’s a certain “energy” that connects us all and truly great artists learn to connect with that universal intelligence to produce some of the greatest pieces of art we’ve ever seen. From Shakespeare, to Michelangelo, Martin Luther King Jr, Bob Marley, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson, Denzel Washington, James Cameron, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, or Leonardo DiCaprio – they’ve all seemed to access this brilliance, often many times throughout their career. Some more consciously than others. At the end of the day that “source” energy is the origin of all creation – it’s life source, God energy. All great performances, spectacular poetry, beautiful paintings, songs, speeches, and even natural art (spiderwebs, flora, star systems) seem to come from this source. I believe it’s the key to greatness.

The Creative Genius

bob_marleyA new science called “emergence” is studying this, X-Factor phenomena, which Carl Jung referred to as “Universal Intelligence.” It’s undisputable that the artists who achieve this level of creative ability have mastered accessing a higher level of consciousness – while simultaneously ignoring negativity, approval from others, media brainwashing, and their environment & circumstances.

There is a certain vibratory invisible substance that connects all things. Whether it’s called Akasha, Logos, dark energy, the primordial OM, prana, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, kundalini, qi, or one of a thousand other names through history. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation. It is the same field of energy that saints, monks, Buddhas, sages, yogis, mystics, sorcerers, priests, shamans, alchemists, and seers observe by looking within themselves. Monumental thinkers and creators, such a Pythagoras, Kepler, Leonardo DaVinci, Tesla, Michaelangelo, Carl Jung, Einstein, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, and Bob Marley have come to the threshold of this energetic mystery. It’s the one common link between all religions, sciences, the physical, and the metaphysical.

It’ll be interesting to see how I can apply these findings creatively because my theory is two-fold. If I learn to access this God-like energy, but struggle to communicate, attract the right people, or brand myself properly in the physical realm – my efforts will go unnoticed. I think there’s a certain balance that has to occur. According to Sam Ovens, a successful entrepreneur, to be successful we need to balance sales, mindset, marketing, and strategy. Though artists aren’t looked at like businessmen – the fundamentals are the same. We’re essentially creating value & distributing a service that’s valuable to consumers in exchange for money/resources. Seems that anyone who has reached substantial achievement creatively has mastered that balance. We’re taught so much yet so little…

The Voice of Congo & Millennials Waking Up

congo-3The true voice of Congo has always be distorted and manipulated. I used to hear news of rape and violence around the world and chunk it up to the people just being “violent” or “uncivilized.” Then I’d go to Froyo & Victoria Secret and carry on with my life, not thinking about it again until I heard another news story. I knew the Holocaust was a horrific display of the human potential, but I’d never heard of King Leopold II from Belgium whose responsible for more death and destruction than Hitler.

The Long-Lasting Effects of Colonization

I never understood how human beings could just travel to an unknown land and claim ownership of the terrain, people, and their labor, forever. Some of the worst atrocities in human history were committed by Belgians in the Eastern Congo, while the British laid claim on the Aborigines in Australasia, the United States on native Americans and Filipinos, the French on Northwest Congolese, Spanish on the north and central native Americans, Portuguese on the Angolans and Amazonians, and Germans on Southwest Africans – obliterating the culture, spirituality, language, killing animals, and exploiting the land.

It may surprise you that most Europeans and tourists were disgusted by what was taking place all over the world. They sensed something innately wrong about this characterization of the Congolese and misrepresentation of the voice of Congo. The masses did not support colonization, so why did it continue?

Smells Like Smoke

How is it possible that the Congo River basin sits on $24 trillion in untapped natural resources (more that the US + Europe GDP) – yet 45,000 people die every month from diseases preventable with basic medical care?

I wcongo-4as inspired to post this status because I think millennials are waking up. I have so many enlightening conversations about people becoming inspired to stop eating meat, open their spirituality, and feeling a greater sense of interconnectedness – despite the mass desensitization taking place because of technology.

Everything has a price except the gifts and talents we were born with (imagination, love, reason, creativity, etc). Someone in the 3rd world is paying for our over-indulgence when we could use those abilities to carry our own weight. In Virunga National park, 10 women work 40 hour weeks, and make $40 per month as a group. People are losing limbs to mine coltan and make a meager living.

We have to get creative, and contribute more or our brothers & sisters will continue to suffer. Maybe swap out your nightly episode of reality tv to spend an hour starting an imports business. Or learn to cook organically instead of eating McDonald’s. As Emerson said, “Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.”

The Silent Voice of Congo

congo-article-4We need to listen to that silent voice of our brothers and sisters, really listen with our hearts. I personally believe that the real voice of Congo is not the one portrayed in the media. The people are resilient, courageous, and loving. We could all learn a thing or two from a culture that is focused more on community & nature, than money & status. Many less-civilized, or 3rd world civilizations seem to value unity and peace far more than modernized, western societies. Many of these countries would be peaceful had they not been invaded, enslaved, manipulated, exploited, and pitted against their neighbors. The true voice of Congo is one of love, brotherhood, abundance, perseverance, and oneness.

It’s all a game.

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