Monday, August 30, 2010


Lesson #4: Trust the Universe

To make progress and achieve real authentic goals, one must trust. It's a big effort, and when you have no idea what the future will hold, it's scary. Those are real emotional fears, and it can seem difficult to move through them. I've learned the answer is trust. Find the fear, locate it, where did it come from, why? Pull it out, feel it, release it, then visualize the life that you want. Visualization is the first step, knowing in your gut, feeling, and experiencing it before it even happens. Your subconscious mind will then be on the fast track toward making it your reality, one that will serve you and the greater good for all, so it's well worth taking this path.

A lot of times, we sense the fear, we feel it creeping in, jump ten feet back, and run as fast as we can. We loath ourselves and identify US as the fear. But NO, we are not the fear. It is an emotion like any other feeling. And until we FEEL it and release it, effectively move through it, we can never come to know our own authenticity.

Today I say a mantra: I will bring my most excellent and authentic energies forward in the hopes that negative or limiting thoughts do not seep in.

What is my fear? Fear of rejection. Fear of the unknown. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of being judged and looked at through a camera/lenses.

Those are several. As I separate myself from the fear, pull it out, feel it, realize that I AM NOT the fear, it is an emotion, that just is, it passes through me, as other emotions, then I am able to let my own authenticity and dreams emerge.

What are your fears? And how do you move through them?

If you have the power to visualize something, then you have the power to achieve it. In order to do that, you must trust. These fears are real, they are there for a reason, do not dismiss them, run or cover them up and especially do not identify yourself as the fear. You are not your fears. You are something radiant and big. You are something glorious with a purpose to fulfill. Fears are emotions, like everything else. Feel, release and move forward.

What do you visualize? What are your most authentic and most excellent energies? What are you doing? What do you in your gut see yourself doing? Where are you? Imagine it to the detail. Sit with it. This is reality. You have the ability to visualize because you have the ability to create. Your subconscious will begin solving problems to achieve that visualization. Your subconscious operates in pictures. It runs from fears. It's important to release your fears. In the same manner that your subconscious creates from your authentic visualizations, does it your fearful ones. Choose wisely.

Your subconscious will do it's best to bridge the gap between your visualization and reality. In order to allow this to happen, allow your most powerful success tool to be of service to you, you must trust that this is true, which it is, and release yourself from your fears. Focus on the authenticity, the vision, create a picture in your mind, as detailed as you can. Practice this, as much as you practice anything else you wish to be a master at. Then you will begin living. And living is what we've all come here to do.

Reach in your gut, find the fear. Release it. Reach in your gut, find yourself. Be it.

Good luck, and much prosperity in your journey.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Light a Candle

Lesson #3: Light a Candle.

When in doubt light a candle. As you doubt, know the universe is preparing something for you, and it's not ready yet to take, it's not ready yet to chew into. It's time to wait. This is not an easy thing to do.

Light a candle and visualize this future, quietly build your strength. See the buildings, see the people working for love, see the dreams that are actualized everyday. See the mountains, the will of your mind and all that is possible.

Sometimes, when the traffic is bad, you feel like you can not take it anymore. You wonder where the trains are, the rails, the bike lanes, the folks walking, running to work. Instead you are stuck at a light. It turns green, it turns red, it turns green again, and you are still waiting. All you can see is a flood of cars, a gas station to your left, a beautiful park to your right, and you are stuck in this car. You look to see if there is a sliver of hope to turn around and take another route. There is not.

You think quietly to yourself, "this is what hell is like, bad traffic".

You wonder, where are the urban planners? Why have they forgotten smart transportation? Why was this not considered into the plan. And is there is new plan? A new draft, solutions being negotiated, developed and expanded upon? Where are the brightest thinkers? I'd like to feel the light of a room enlivened by genius.

You wonder if there is any hope, if there is anything you can do, if there is one opportunity for you to change this. Why oh why is this happening? I don't want my children to be living in a city like this. Surely there is a better way.

There are young people out there on fire with good ideas. I think the ones with experience, the ones with true genius, power and influence, should team up with these brains on fire. I've seen them. They are starting organizations. They have one good idea after the next. They are brave and resilient and have been trained very well. They are brilliant. A mentorship of sorts is the future of a better world.

So the ones that are on top, these mid-career moguls, should join forces with the up and coming passionate young fires, whose stars are alive and ready to burst. This is an important time, an important time for action. These passionate hearts, lovers of breakthroughs and visionary realities, should collaborate with the ones on top. And they should do it now. Our world needs this type of fire, this type of gold.

This potential reality is untouchable. I believe it will set grounds for a new world, a better world. It is the essence of change, power and influence of the most beneficial nature. Move, and move swift.

We need to do it now. I call this collaboration into action.

When in doubt light a candle. I am in doubt right now. I am on fire right now. I hate traffic. It disgusts me. Surely there is a better option. I know there is. I see it in the candle.

I call together the urban planners who know what they are doing, who are capable and can move mountains in a matter of hours. Let's talk.

Let's do it gracefully. Let's do it rationally. Let's do in a way that not only uses our logical minds, but our intuitive minds. I think Einstein was right when he said our imagination is more important than knowledge. Oh, Einstein had it right. I believe these guys are going in the right direction. Let's make a dream of a train in our city a reality, electric rails. I see it in the candle.

We have the technology. Things are speeding up so fast, so many changes can be made efficiently. The energy that is moving into our systems has the potential for breakthrough our human planet has never seen nor imagined. This potential power is incredible.

Rather than sit around, powerless and infuriated, let's call a meeting of the minds into action. We have the brainpower. We have the expertise. Let's bring unite it, use our left brain when we need, then the right brain for an answer, left brain for direction, and so forth. We are smart enough to know how to do this, the question rather, is our we brave enough.

We have two brains, to use them both. We are more powerful and effective this way, more capable of genius. I don't use the word genius lightly. It's a dazzling word. I see the spark in the candle. It's gold and growing so fast. I can't contain it.

There is power in what I see. It is spreading and moving fast. It is bold and gracious and big. It carries our children on to school, on to where they need to be.

I'll hop on the train.

Light a candle. Two brains. Learn to use them both.

Here is the dawning of the conceptual age. It's happening now as we speak. If you're feeling frightened and anxious, so is everyone else. Ground. Center. Breathe.

Light a candle. Find your center. Bring the problem out. What is it that you don't like? Look at it. Two brains. Intuition is a flash, a spark, a vision, left brain is the map, the guide, the compass. Intuition and the map, the compass and the vision. Two eyes, a telescope to see through.

I'm looking at the flame. I'm praying that I never have a day like this again. That I never have a powerless feeling again. That I never doubt my own potential, my own power, my own point of view.

There is an important contribution within each of us.

I see in the flame, electric rails, and my child going to school. I see bikes, and I see parks. Urban planners, what do you see? I'm interested in knowing. I am interested in collaborating, sharing visions. I am interested in creating one bright future for us all. I am interested in telling you about my vision, and using your tools, using my tools, to make it a reality.

In essence, it is about securing agreement.

In essence, it is about the candle flame and what we see together, what our linked vision portrays. We are one mind, more powerful as one mind, more visionary as one mind, more graceful, more affluent, more genuine, more brave, and incredibly more loving. Indeed, imagination is more important than knowledge, for it is the soil of the future.

Left brain, right brain, dreams we have for a very good reason. For if nature can incite such things from us, then there must be some sort of grandeur prompting our movement, there must be something we are capable of, this way must be a reality. I feel beautiful with this thought.

I'm making the call to meet urban planners. I'd love to shake your hand and speak, listen and share thoughts, secure agreements, and do the work.

I want to hop on a train, to a better life.

I'm staring at the flame of a candle.

Our world is growing so fast. We need a new system, a new infrastructure to nurture the rapid growth of movement and possibility. It will not stop, it will only grow more. Now is the time to act, to meet and to discuss. We must do something now. We must creatively collaborate and allow our systems to change and evolve, grow and expand, develop into something bright. There is genius here. Our children are growing. Our minds are growing. Our hearts are expanding. There is much potential.

In the candle flame, I see electric rails. I see buses, holding people who love to ride together, communities in agreement. I see easy access. I see bikes. I see freedom to navigate in beautifully planned city, cities we love and call home.

In the candle, I see bigger, smarter, loving, diverse people all working in the name of progress.

Ride home and be free, ride home.

In the candle, I see diversity. I see new technology. I see electric rails. I see intelligent people everywhere, no longer being taught to play small, to know less, to do less, to feel less, to be less. I see a breakthrough in civilization. I see it as real, and happening very quickly.

We are in a renaissance of times, an opening, an awakening, a blossoming of times. We must be sober, and we must be clear. We must act swift, and be confident. We must look within for power, and believe in what we see. We must come to know the truth and be strong in this flame, resilient in this honor.

In the 60s we were jaded by personas, refuges of love, drugs and rage. Now we have tools, we are educated, and we are strong. We are meant to act, a breakthrough abounds, as we are no longer stuck in the mistakes of the past. We can let them go. It is that easy. We can change the energy, and be bold. It really is that easy. We can make more of ourselves, more than our ancestors ever dreamed of. It is a new era. There is more light than we've ever known how to deal with. The most effective way to channel this, is through action. In one word: BEGIN.


Start now and be swift.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Lesson #2 Be honest.

Being honest is not always the easy route. It requires discipline and strength of character that goes against our conditioning and preconceived way of life. To be honest means to confront your fears, and most of us don't want to do that. We don't want to. We are scared. But in order to feel our greatest power, we must also feel our greatest fear, and that requires honesty.

Honesty is like a river. It moves through us. It is subtle and refined. Somehow, someway, we were taught not to believe the river is there. We were taught not to see. Look around you, you will see the flow, but it might be hard for you to open your eyes. It is not what you don't know that you fear, it is what you do know.

Our greatest virtue is to open our eyes, see the truth, and live this reality. In doing so, we see the illusions for what they are, we take the courage to step above them, and gently let go of the layers of veils we've learned to operate with. Even little white lies hurt the soul. I don't care who you are and what you say, they do. With each lie, or illusion, a part of you, that is truth, dies. With each death, the potential for creation fades. There is nothing worse than feeling that heartbeat of life in you, that thing pulling at your heart, that moment of joy that you surrender, not to truth, but to illusion. There is nothing sadder, nothing that lessons your sense of self, and ultimately your integrity.

I say challenge yourself to find the discipline, and yes it takes discipline, to honor your greatest virtue, and that is honesty. Practice opening your eyes, it won't be easy at first, and trusting that what you will find is the truth, and that truth is you. I guarantee you'll be glad you did.

It is not above you, or around you, nor behind you, it is within you. It is not what your mother, your father, your school or your friend taught you. It is what you find, when you choose to see.

It is not what you don't know that you fear, it is what you do know. Keeping your eyes closed, is easy. It's safe. You can make excuses and hide behind whatever veil you so choose and if you go looking for them, you'll find one for every season, mood and temperature, none of them in accordance with who you are. Opening your eyes is a responsibility far greater than anything else. It is a dire responsibility, to honor your light and sign up for the task of healing and grace. It is a great call. There is no one among us, who does not have this potential, who is not called to this task, who does not have a powerful and radiant light within them. When you open your eyes and see this, focus and embrace it, it expands in a way that will make you fly like nothing else can.

But like I said it takes responsibility, and this is not the easy route. But this, and this more importantly than anything else on this planet, is the key to progress, change and healing. This is power. This is integrity. And it is what the world needs most, right here, right now, this time.

When we have the courage to answer this call, to open our eyes, to focus the light and expand this power, we will change the world. It will be an infectious burst of evolution like nothing else. This potential is with us all right now, this minute, it is there. Look within. Open your eyes. Be honest.

The potential for truth is with you now. Have courage to fly.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Flow of Presence and Absence

What we need is something new.

new fields. new methods. new models.

We need to cover new ground.

new lights. new theories. new systems. new hoops and ways of jumping through them.

We need a new frame of reference.

new reasons to work. new dedications to strive for. new ways of saying yes or no or thinking of a way it may be done.

We need a new time frame.

a new structure. new diagram. new budget. new strategy. new paradigm.

We need a new dance.

new rhythms. new rhymes. new patterns. new instruments.

We need a new compass.

new directions. new map. new atlas.

We need new community.

new people who agree and can and will, indefinitely. a new layout. a new design.

new hellos and goodbyes.

We need a new library.

We need a new guide. a new text. a new history.

new recipes and answers.

answers by trial and error. answers created by suggesting an idea and taking initiative to follow through, test the way for yourself, experimentation on your own accord. Persist with a will as tough as a bullet, a heart as innocent as a child, a mind, a vision, and the hands to connect the dream with the ground.

It’s more than devotion and strength. It’s matter and science. It’s true anatomy of form, of angel’s with malleable surfaces and tender space to let the spirit emerge.

It’s not the atom, the molecule nor the piece of genetic matter that is the miracle, rather it is the space in between, the constant filling and pouring of this space, the constant shifting and moving and making new connections. The flow of presence and absence.

Again each time different than before. The revolutions of cycles through a new telescope and a new set of glasses. A new set of codes, each day different, each promising and full of vigor and substance, full of the right potential to makes things happen, makes things come alive, as if for the first time. It’s a matter of science. It’s real, and it’s there.

It can be studied, observed and performed. It can be executed, broken and revered. It can be something or it can be nothing. There is no doubt that this reality is true. There is no questioning the code of being, the continuous cycle of life.

Where the science is lacking, the art concludes, finishes it with a mysterious sense of feeling, permeates it with a deliberate light of mood, develops it with a force of unity, spirit and story. The story is us. It is in us. It is what we have created. We have all we need, from the ground up. It is already there, waiting patiently to be explored. It is a force of ever growing life, a well spring that never ends from our ancestors to us, to our children. It goes on and on into the light of possibility, into the realm of miracle and energy, the space, the trees, the sky, our deepest longings, passions and needs.

There is a need to create. There is a never ending need. It will not, not today nor tomorrow nor for all of circular motion cease to exist. It will move forward and new. It will propel us into the lives we desire to live. It will move into the empty space and on again into the new empty space that exists like no other time.

The best we can do is to be happy, grateful and honored that we know this space is there, and we choose to fill it. We do not question why, but we gather pieces of our investigation, the fabrics of our journey, the reasons we are alive and learning here to greet each other and the new day, the new song, the new family that is ours.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Create or Die

Hi all, welcome to my blog! Here you will find the ramblings, love affairs and adventures in the course of my life. I have no idea where they will take me, and I assure you I like it that way. First thing I've learned, keep your visions to yourself. Second thing I've learned, sing them the world. Now what that means I can't quite say, but what I can say is that the power and potential of your mind is everything. Use it mind wisely.

Lesson #1: Dance and Money.

I think we all as a human species should dance like it's our job. I mean why not? What else are we going to do? I'm really not sure what, but I do believe there is a lot to be said by this. What if you were getting paid for dancing? How bad could that be? Dancing like you've let go of everything, everything but the moment, the sure fire love in your heart. Your child is alive. Your spirit is breathing. That's what I mean about dancing. It's about passion. It's about intensity.

So this notion of getting paid for doing what you love is not so far fetched as it seems. Is what it does take however is a willingness to grieve your old notions, your past worries, and absolutely your fears. If you grieve these things, really truly feel them and release them to the ground, you will find your answers. And what's so wrong with answers? I'm not sure what is.

I believe in money. I think money is ok. It's got a bad rep, but you know let's just use it wisely. I can't tell you how to fix the present situation with money. I don't have a solution, but I am open to the discussion of ideas in the hopes to implement a solution. Bring it to the table. Let's learn about what's going on. Let's develop a dialogue. Let's discuss solutions. I would like to see a prosperous exchange of energies. And is what this means, is opening your heart, believing in yourself, and daring to dance.

Now if you do, according to my theory, you will make money. And money after all is the answer. It depends on how you look at it, the perception you hold in your mind. I believe in an answer to all problems. I believe there is a solution, and we no longer need to dwell in past mistakes, illusions or doubts. They are one and all. It's like one big veil. The only reason you made the mistake is because you didn't take the time nor had the courage to look within for a solution, look within for a point of departure, look within for an idea. The source to all ideas is your vision.

Keep your visions to yourself. That's one thing I've learned.