Tag Archive | creativity

Magical thinking, wishful thinking:thoughts on consciousness and power


Hello dear reader, While many of us love super-heroes, we mostly think of ourselves are small, weak, and without much power at all.  Americans are culturally conditioned to be competitive and encouraged to seek out opportunities to win and dominate others, yet the truth is, anywhere from one in three to one in seven Americans suffers […]

Self love, body image, and the power of thought


Hello dear readers, Although it still feels as if we are living in a world in which we are atomized – separated from one another and even from our own inner self, in fact, our true nature is very different from what our families and cultures have taught us about being human. Most of us […]

Survival or success?


Dear readers, Some of you may know, and some may not yet have noticed, but today we are living in a very special time of great change and great opportunities for self-mastery. Until very recently, survival was the best we could muster, and only few were either handed an artificial form of success based on […]

The importance of sharing our talents


Hello readers, This blog is about the nature of reality. What we are taught as children often forms lifelong beliefs which condition us into either a life of creativity and joy or a life of toil dominated consciously or unconsciously by fear and anxiety. In America, we are taught to think about personal power in a certain […]

We are built for love: “haters” beware!


Hello readers, Apparently it only takes a handful of “lovers” in the world to overtake the lower vibrations of fear which are contaminating humanity and our planet to a critical degree. If we don’t transform the way we think individually and collectively now, the immediate future of humanity is in grave peril. The laws of nature […]

America is a welfare state…for rich people!


Hello readers, When I lived in France, I never felt poor, even though I never earned very much money. I felt like my life was focused on creativity, on being an artist, then a parent,on living the life I wanted to live. I had to live very frugally in order to accomplish this, and I owned […]

Why are so many Americans addicted to guns and drugs?


Hello readers, I went to a Bernie Sanders debate party organized by the owner of a local bar and restaurant the other evening, to hear out the views of our three Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential elections. The moderator asked all three candidates, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley how they would address the […]

painted word…a poem


an ache in my heart erases the glimmer of trust which once lit my eyes peeling the perspective of each day one an invitation two a threat three a choice a thoughtful reordering of the words that organize my head and so I encounter humanity a checkerboard of sharply contrasted thinking so many actions without […]

Is your work sustaining you and the world?


Hello readers, Do you ever wonder why President Obama keeps reiterating that we need to train our children to focus on maths, sciences and technology, pushing them towards readiness for jobs and careers of the future, which are all ostensibly oriented towards the left-brained world of technology? Do you ever wonder why he doesn’t support […]

Paying guesses (a poem)


A crooked lady lived in a crooked house in a crooked land among those hills lay towns where good money was paid for the graces, ticking days, living flesh of inmates in this land, the dead were sold for profit and the souls of the poor and neglected did not matter disposable crooked almost zombies […]

Procrastination Man (a poem)


in pursuit of perfection a sprained hope born in the heart of a small beggar for love treading on the precarious shells of parents not holding up the fort of responsibility those eager little minds so diligent and hungry have you heard from workaholic? do you know overachiever? the blob family gives birth to incompleteness […]

My life of poverty and abundance as a creative person (my story)


  Hello readers, As an artist and creative person, my prime preoccupation has always been freedom.  Freedom to spend the limited time I have on this planet thinking, dreaming, creating art and thoughts about life and art. The freedom to be a creative person can be conceived on different levels.  Each of us has to […]

Bonding (a poem)


A beating heart made to cling comfort warm silky, if but that proverbial hanger enclosed by some fluff a sock or synthetic fabric a ribbon she wore in her hair could fill the deep well carved by nature never replenished by nurture what happens to a child who has never been embraced inside a parent’s heart or […]

Time Out: Parenting, Memories, and Immortality


Hello readers, This morning, my son set off for his first day of 9th grade.  Last night, he set out all of his new clothes, photographing them so a friend could help him choose what to wear to school.  He was anxious to arrive at school early to spend time with his friends.  In fact, […]

Against Nature: Creative and Healthy Humans


Hello readers, As creators of culture, humans tend to historically set ourselves apart from nature, maintaining a complex and dual relationship with our self-images and our self-facts.  I do believe there is a way to heal this schism in the way we see ourselves and in the way we function in the world.  In fact, […]

The Virtues of Boredom…Manifesting Dreams and Making Use of Frustration


Hello readers, I believe very much that we are all creators, working with our minds and imaginations to create the world.  So where in the world is there a purpose for boredom and frustration in a universe where possibility and potential are infinite? While in certain realms there is no time, and all of creation […]

Love and Being (in a physical body)


Hello readers, I suppose I am moderately obsessed with trying to understand my purpose in life.  This nagging feeling that I have something important that I must contribute keeps me from being contented at simply functioning as an employee.  Currently, I am reading a book about astral projection – or being in the real through […]

What is the “Matter” with the Way We Choose to See the “Physical” World? Some thoughts on body, health, mind, and matter


Hello readers, From what I glean about recent findings in quantum physics (an area which always interests artists, innovators, and free thinkers of all areas of expertise) – the world exists only in our minds.  As each particle is named and discovered, we end up realizing that there is endless space inside everything.  Basically, the […]

Starving or Feeding the Feminine from within: Some thoughts on eating disorders and spiritual purpose


Hello readers, Yesterday, I read a blog post by Elena on thecitizensoffashion.com (see link below) about how young women are promoting and spreading eating disorders through social media.  http://thecitizensoffashion.com/2013/01/09/valeria-levitinthe-worlds-thinnest-woman-campaigns-against-anorexia/ Reading about Valeria Levitin, described as “the thinnest woman in the world” in the article, gave me pause.  I remembered N., a former room-mate from art school […]

Boundaries and Loving Relationships: Are Boundaries Perceived Like Pheromones?


Hello readers, I grew up in a family where my mother was an all-powerful, all-encompassing force.  You could say that she was formidable.  In French, “formidable” means wonderful and awesome.  I guess awesome can be overwhelming and frightening too.  My father had willingly relinquished his voice and power to her, and my brother, sister, and […]