I’ve officially started prepping for my RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase! I’ll be performing LIVE for 10 minutes along side other cosmically talented artists, right here in Denver on October 24th. It’s all very exciting!
This is the biggest show I have ever done, and the potential to make an impression is HUGE. However, I have only ever read poetry live, I haven’t ever created a performance art piece and my confidence was rightfully modest. Still, there’s always a solution if we’re willing to look for it.
To combat my own deficiencies, I’ve recruited help of various kinds and have found myself blissfully shocked at the reception I’ve gotten in doing so. Social Media marketing, set design, merch ideas and management, custom music, professional make-up and hair, unique jewelry, accessories and props – all made generously available to me by my amazing and beloved tribe! I’m so full of gratitude and appreciation right now I could burst!
I couldn’t imagine being more excited about this opportunity, yet, with each additional contribution from my family and friends my excitement only grows even more. I think this is what was meant when it was said, “a candle’s light is never diminished in sharing its flame.” Well, we’re certainly going to be burning bright!
Come see what we end up co-creating at the Church Nightclub in Denver, from 7-11pm, Thursday October 24th at the STELLAR Showcase! Buy tickets through my RAW Artists profile to support me directly, or feel free to pick another artist that speaks to you! When supporting art, we all win.
I enjoyed a workout in a park here in Chicago with a couple of new friends/colleagues
Then we experienced the Chicago Art Expo at the Navy Pier together
Where we also got to catch glimpses of a beautiful foggy Chicago skyline
Finally, we grabbed some Indian cuisine with an additional friend/colleague before taking another rainy evening walk to the home of some more artists/musicians here in the city for a bit of jammin’ and conversation
My heart is full of song – delicate and soulful notes of appreciation – as a reflection of beauty in all its varieties and forms
The last two days were pure MAGICK, and in this way I will hold for them eternal space.
I am blessed. I am blessing.
I am a part of a global family, a universal tribe made up of men and women across this globe who speak different languages, have different cultures and yet, express and experience the same true divine love. It is this love that connects us, regardless of understanding. It is this love that has ultimately brought us across all time, space and history to the grand intersection of NOW.
I do not know them, I know them. They permeate my being with their essences and I feel for them with complete abandon and liberation. I can tell them anything. I have told them everything.
Secrets I thought I would take to my grave, I gave confessed, to strangers – and I have been generously accepted, supported and truly, powerfully loved. That is Apotheosis.
It is an enchanting example of how people are taking back their responsibility. The exact opposite of ignoring the ugly things and letting your fears control your perceived reality. This is, as the fam calls it, “facing your resistance.”
This is power.
This is magick.
This is truth.
Yes, see it. See it so clearly you understand it enough to reconstruct what it means for you. Rearrange the way you think about fear, yes, actually change what it means to your inherent cognition.
Yes, that clearly. That intensely and vigorously. Embrace even, and most especially, the parts that you least want to discover, confront and accept.
Look your demons square in their eyes and ask their name with the commanding authority of your divine birthright.
Look your demons square in their eyes and ask their name with the commanding authority of your divine birthright. Watch their monstrous features soften as you realize you were never tormented by them, you have been tortured by your fear of them.
Dare to create a new reality for yourself in which you don’t have to slay your dragons.
Dare to create a new reality for yourself in which you don’t have to slay your dragons. Allow your dragons the opportunity to teach you.
Pain is inevitable. We must grow and adapt, which requires change and that can feel abrasive – especially if we have been practicing resistance for our whole lives, like most of us have.
But what if the dragons have divine messages and we must but learn their way of communicating to unlock the secrets and freedom our hearts have always longed for? What if monsters are beautiful, scared and lonely? What if everything we are afraid to knowisn’t actually what we’re afraid of?
Could it be possible to choose our pain wisely instead of simply accept the victimization we inflict upon ourselves? Can we challenge our discomforts and develope the discipline for pursuing universal optimization and the devotion of personal mastery?
What if the only thing we have to fear really, truly is fear itself and the way it robs from our happiness by distorting our perceptions of reality?
It’s not easy.
It’s not simple.
It will take our whole lives.
But expansion of love is our universal destiny.
We are all divinity learning to love itself, and all we actually “have to do” is decide that we do love ourselves. That we love every last bit of our naturally subversive, gloriously imperfect and infinitely fragmented divine Self.
Acting on radical acceptance. Demanding revolutionary honesty. Accepting that all progress starts with the infinitesimal fragment that is you, me, or any specified “identity” but that it is always going to ripple out and consequently effect the whole of divine Source. This is the essence of true morality and ethics: making the responsibility of blessing your own.
This is the essence of true morality and ethics: making the responsibility of blessing your own.
We are both separate and unified. Both “I” and the “other.” We must make a choice to sacrifice the temptations of ego and fear conciousness and allow the “I” to live in service of the “other” in order to truly integrate wholeness.
We will always be tempted to be “self-ish,” masquerading as mutations and manipulations of the pure divine Source, but we always have the choice to choose true divine love – the choice to see beyond the limits of our conditions, ego and fear and embrace with all powerful grace the totality of existence, which does include even these “selves,” the “others” and yes, even our “demons” and “monsters.”
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