The Art of Being

“Being is truly living.”

The First Step:
Twenty-three years ago, I was living a lie. Fresh out of adolescence, I dove into a social scene that offered only escape from the experience of life. No matter how much I strove to succeed, I was faced with a stark reality.  Society does not promote or support creativity or its expression. Fond memories remain of the adventurous and daring endeavors of my youth, pushing the established boundaries and leaving what I hoped would be my watermark. Then one day I woke up hungover as I usually did at the time. I realized I was done living an illusion. It was time to shift my experience.

Blind Epiphany:
I don’t recall what it was that brought me to this insight. Something stirred deep down inside me, beyond my understanding. It was like catching a wave and riding it in faith one day I would end up in a better space. I felt a powerful flow drawing me into the embrace of a destiny I could have never imagined. All the people in my life gradually went their own ways into the promise of maturity, security and society. Without my daily distractions, delusions and vices, I was left with who I had become, an arrogant, self-righteous, human vortex imposing myself and my ego upon the world.

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Purification:
Through my personal revelations, I let go of who I was to envision and create who I could be. During this purification, I experienced all possibility. An explosion of consciousness evolved out of my willingness to transform. Everything I released from my life inspired a quickening of my creative focus, intent and purpose. My transition from illusion to reality was swift and smooth. Suddenly I was exercising, meditating, writing and experiencing personal awakenings. My vision cleared and a new lifestyle emerged. One that led me on a path of creativity, consciousness, empowerment and insight.

As Within…So Without:
My life and how I perceived it to be transitioned simultaneously. When I chose to be progressive, my experience expanded. When I regressed, it contracted based on my lack of focus, intent and purpose. I began to express and manifest my reality. My mind and body were a microcosm to the macrocosm of my heart and soul. The synergy between the four dimensions of my being, my intuition, feelings, thoughts and actions, revealed the existence of experiences I had always yearned to encounter, yet failed to discover and embrace.

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The Solitary Way:
We see ourselves through many different perspectives, none more enlightening than another’s point of view. Often in life, we are faced with opportunities to disengage from society and walk our own path. This is vital when choosing to become who we are meant to be. However grand it may seem to socially belong, eventually we all must venture beyond the established realities of others to create and experience our own. It is a lonely journey navigating a personal maze of mirrors. Though both challenging and rewarding, it is our pathway to personal fulfillment. The darkest nights of our soul ultimately become the brightest days of our lives.

“The present is the only moment in which we can be.”

Pathways of Purpose:
We all have practices to establish the focus of our intention. Be they creative, educational, healing, spiritual or in service to others, how we identify and express ourselves is the embodiment of our soul. When we accept our opportunities to progress, we inspire our experience. For the last twenty-three years, I have been empowered by proactive and progressive ways to transcend social reality and make a difference. If we are not willing to give of ourselves and our lives to transform our experience, we are merely marking time, awaiting the inevitable. There is nothing more gratifying and momentous than our goodwill.

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Insight and Inspiration:
Who we become and how we live is inspired by what motivates us. Our lives are littered with social errands, obligations and responsibilities constantly coercing us into surviving instead of thriving. Something new must be created for us to break out of the common, vicious cycles in which we subscribe. Our intuition and heart allow us to transcend social reality. When I chose to be guided in this way, it elevated and expanded my experience. My vision empowered my creativity, epiphany and possibilities beyond my imagination. I became engaged in a multidimensional dance with the universe.

Age of Empowerment:
We live in an extraordinary era. A transition is occurring shifting us from rigid, social standards to identifying, claiming and expressing our personal power. We all have the potential to be the leaders we look for in others. It simply requires us to embrace our opportunity, express our purpose and manifest our destiny. When I transformed my perception of how I experience life, it became less about obligation and more about inspiration. The definition of success is not monetary, it is energetic. The life force I receive from the universe is equivalent to the quality of my focus, intent and purpose.

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Being Energy:
We are who we chose to be. We are a body, mind, heart and soul. Yet most importantly, we are a vessel of universal energy. When we maintain balance with the dimensions of our being, we align with and express our fullest potential. The essence of who we are is the difference we choose to make in service to others. Giving for the sake of giving is what truly conveys our humanity, relativity and divinity. Sharing our creativity, energy and universality is what empowers our vision, passion and willpower. Our energy is what transforms our being and experience.

The Art of Being:
Shifting our focus from egocentricity to philanthropy is the soul of our transformation. As present as we are to others is as present as we are to ourselves. When we listen with an intent to hear, we are truly being. This is our relativity with the universe. When we choose to serve others, we embody universality by holding a sacred space for all to be. Imagination is the breath of the universe. Being is the way we align with the universe to empower us as an expression of its creativity.

“Being is the essence of the universe.”

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A History of Mystery

“Intelligence is ignorance in the wake of the universe.”

Initiation:
Almost thirty years ago I had an experience that would expand my perception, understanding and vision of reality, at least what I believed it to be. I was 18 and home for a weekend visit from college with my Mom and brother. Perhaps it wasn’t the first time I had one of these encounters, yet it was the first time I remembered the experience. Years later I would learn it takes over a half hour to reach REM sleep. I was lying on a hideaway bed in front of a dormant fireplace and had just fallen asleep. What I experienced was not a dream, yet a transition to a different dimension of existence and a diverse state of being.

Rude Awakening:
Instantly, I awoke into an experience very distinct from the ordinary. There was a paralyzing energy rolling through my body from my head to my feet and back again. I could only move my head. In front of me a fire raged in the dormant fireplace. To my right, drumsticks silently beat on a revolutionary period snare. Streaking lights flew around the darkness of the room. There were intricately colorful patterns resembling paisley over everything in the room. I was seeing multiple dimensions existing within the same domain of my vision. The multiplicity of the experience was terrifying. It took an expression of my will power to break free.

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Afterglow:
As I laid in bed after my experience, I could feel a current of energy resonating through my body. After many experiences over the years, I would later discover that it was residual energy from my soul’s re-entry through the electromagnetic sphere of the Earth. Eventually it dissipated and the balance of my being returned. I was confronted with the mysteries of the unknown, beyond my comprehension and imagination. I struggled to make intellectual sense of what I would find to be an intuitive journey into the possibilities of existence. The intense impact of the experience would stay with me.

Soul Survey:
Months later, I had another experience. I was staying at my father’s house and I awakened into the frightening familiarity of multi-dimensionality. Once again, I was paralyzed from the neck down by the energy slowing moving like waves through my body. I could sense there was activity to my right. With great effort, I turned my head to see two tall beings illuminated by emerald light communicating clairvoyantly. They seemed to be unaware of my awakened state. They were analyzing and evaluating me. As I observed the environment, I noticed that I was levitating three or four feet above the bed.  Once again, I escaped with the focused intent of my will power.

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A History of Mystery:
I eventually realized these were not dreams, fantasies or nightmares. There was a ritual, routine and purpose which I may never entirely comprehend. Every experience began with my shift into a diverse reality in which I encountered energetic paralysis, synthesis and transference. There are always visuals of beings, energy patterns and streaking lights, yet I had never heard any sounds or other senses except for the residual electromagnetic energy that resonates through my being long after my return to reality. In every incidence the energetic intensity becomes overwhelming until I express the focused intent of my personal power.

“Experience is the expression of consciousness.”

Go with the Flow:
Time and understanding gradually taught me to interact and grow with the experiences. The more I shifted in and out of multi-dimensionality, the more I was able to navigate my explorations into diverse realms of existence. Discovery and transcendence replaced my anxiety and fear as I embraced the inevitability of the experiences in a quest to flow with the currents of universal energy. I realized in those moments I was giving away my personal power with my apprehension and resistance. Just as I was becoming accustomed to the progression of the experiences, everything changed.

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First Contact:
It had been months since I had an experience when they would become much more challenging. I recall being very tired and falling asleep on my back. Almost instantly I shifted into another dimension. I was in my bedroom, it was dark and I recall the energy waves moving through my body. There was an indigo illumination in this dimension, and I saw what looked like a spirit leaning over me at the foot of the bed. It was pulling my spirit out of my body by my legs. I expressed an inherent resistance to this and the being let go and vanished in the darkness. The legs of my soul returned to my body and my will power shifted me back into reality.

Upon Reflection:
For years I have contemplated this experience as being a soul adjustment or something more sinister. Maybe the being was attempting to assist my soul leaving my body to travel beyond the known realities of existence. Perhaps I will never know the true nature of this experience. The sensation I felt stays with me to this day. Occasionally, I wonder what would have happened had I not shifted into that dimension to thwart the apparent seizure. How often have these experiences occurred in other dimensions outside of my awareness or when I didn’t recall? What was happening to me? Who was I becoming?

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A Conscious Return:
Years later, I shifted into a unique dimension where I was outside. The wind was blowing the leaves of some trees and I heard waves crashing on a beach. It was a warm night. I could feel energy from the top of my head moving down my entire form. I began to phase through several dimensions from the beach to the room in which I slept. With each phase the energy decreased in intensity. I saw the beach becoming more distant and the physical room in which I slept merge with that dimension. Eventually I could only hear the beach and see my bedroom as the phasing energy resonated in me long after I shifted into reality.

Expanse of Experience:
After three decades of experiences, much remains a mystery. The constants are the energetic interactions, dimensional shifting and visual manifestations. Yet their clarity, meaning and understanding elude me. I continue to have these experiences and wonder how often they are occurring beyond my awareness. I have learned to believe they are multi-dimensional opportunities to explore and discover the enigmas of existence. I accept my human cognizance may not be enough to realize this expression of universality. I am left with the experiences that guide me through the expanse of my being to bring consciousness to these experiences.

“Without mystery, life would merely be history.”

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Epicenter

“The greatest light comes from the deepest darkness.”

Shadows of Life:
The grand illusion is we are all separate from each other. The greater deception is we are alienated from ourselves. Knowing, expressing and being our self in contemporary society has become a dangerous endeavor. One that is often greeted with conflict, indifference and hostility. We become aware of our dependence on social reality as we awaken. Beyond our senses and perceptions are authentic experiences that transform our lives from routine to remarkable. However challenging it may seem to manifest them, every moment provides an opportunity to transcend the mundane and become all that is possible.

Ties that Bind:
Physical, mental and emotional attachment tethers us to our personal life sentence. Our egos, fears, insecurities and pride enable our immersion in a domain of existence lived by most yet revered by few. Our family and social programming establishes our fixed opinions, stimulated by education, politics and religion. We are condemned to a common fate endured by countless generations. It feels like the weight of the world is upon us because it is how we are conditioned. Our experiences and perceptions are socially designed to distract, intimidate and overwhelm us under the threat our own fear.

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Fifty Shades of Fear:
It is not the initial fright we experience that impacts us most. It is the anxiety and distress that comes before and after. The moment rarely ever paralyzes us. It is our natural tendency to amplify and exaggerate our fear to epic proportions. If we possess the power to intimidate ourselves into antiquated social engagements and responsibilities, then we can apply the same energy to shift our experience and empower our life. It is a simple choice either to allow our fear to dishearten us or our love to inspire us. The quality of our focus, intent and purpose is how we manifest our personal power.

Distortion of Power:
Every human being has the potential to align with an infinite source of universal energy. Whether or not we choose to acknowledge and express it is entirely up to us. Some selfishly use their power to sustain their survival and satisfy insatiable desire. Few graciously express theirs to make a difference in service to others. Most have long abandoned this opportunity because the potential benefits simply do not warrant their focus and effort. Our dormant personal power cultivates the seeds of our apathy, cynicism, denial and resignation. Left unrefined, it becomes envy, judgement, resentment and toxicity.

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Revelation in Darkness:
Wisdom is not found in the light. Our darkest encounters provide the most powerful opportunities to evolve, progress and transform. It takes an exodus from reality, reason, sense and understanding to reveal insights that exist beyond our contemporary vision. Becoming present to something distinct from what has been and is requires us to release all that no longer serves us, creating a field of possibility within for all that will. Only when we delve into the mysterious unknown of our potential do we unravel the complexities of our selective reality to reveal and embody our true being.

“Light shines brightest in the darkness.”

Filters of Perception:
Our eyes are not our own. Social stimuli conditions our viewpoints to reflect what is seen, not who we are. Our lives are a cascade of constant medium vying for our attention and energy. Whenever something traumatic happens to us, we defensively adopt and/or invent perceptual screens through which we view people and experiences. We instinctively apply so many filters, we no longer see reality and society for what it is, only how we believe it should be. Insights and visions are elusive to us because we are attempting to realize them through a kaleidoscope of illusion.

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The Truth about Truth:
What is true is both personal and subjective. It is a singular path offering solitary enrichment, enlightenment and fulfillment. All of which is experienced through our own actions, thoughts, feelings, intuition and universality. No two truths are the same. Social reality will always deceive us into adopting and applying the beliefs and lifestyles of others. Our essence sources, progresses and transforms our unique evolution. Who, how and why we are is a manifestation of our choices and experience. Our creativity is an expression of our truth.  Living our truth is how our soul transforms our reality.

A Brush with Creativity:
Whether we are at cause or effect in our lives, they are an opportunity for creativity. Becoming who we were meant to be is the definitive exhibition of our originality. It is our distinct and vital contribution to our lives and society. Our soul’s purpose is to transform our experience. Whatever medium with which we choose to create, it is our destiny to be a vessel for the universe. Consciousness is the energy of creation. Being creative allows us to emanate our true nature. Awareness is the essence of creativity. When we manifest the universe into reality, we are helping to raise the consciousness of humanity.

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Universal Essence:
The energy of consciousness is the soul of creation. It is what connects everything in every dimension. Without it, there is little understanding of or relation with our selves, others or the universe. Creative expression, evolution and transformation are the foundations of our being. These elements empower us to fulfill our destiny beyond our imagination. It is not what we bring to the universe that manifests the extraordinary. It is how we allow the universe to guide and inspire us that transforms our experience. When we live and trust in the universe, our being transcends the paradigm of social reality.

In the Center:
Our existence is a creation of our being. It is a synthesis of our actions, thoughts, feelings, insights and essence. Being in the center of our experience is an alignment between the universe and our soul, intuition, heart, mind and body. This synergy evolves and transforms our being. When we become the epicenter of our own alchemy, we are a multi-dimensional expression of energy. Our focus, intention and purpose create our experience. We claim our personal power with our choices, creativity, truth and vision. The opportunity to exist at the center of our being gives us the possibility to be as infinite as the universe.

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” – Black Elk

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Transcendental Shift

“We are the key to the universe.”

Opposing Forces:
We are our greatest adversary. Our tendency is to emulate doubt, fear, indifference and self-sabotage. We demonize authenticity, accountability, integrity and purpose because we are programmed by the social dysfunctions of arrogance, egocentricity and self-righteousness. We obsessively analyze and dismiss most of our opportunities because they do not fit our desired perception of how we believe they should be. Every day we assassinate more often than empower ourselves. Our societal conditioning suppresses our consciousness, evolution and transformation.

Life in Illusion:
Reality is not real. It is an archaic social deception designed to amuse, distract, entertain and preoccupy us from becoming extraordinary beings. Every day we are beholden to abide by and sponsor the commandments of society. Yet, it is an instinctual and intellectual prison for our emotions, intuition and soul. The more we accept and conform to the parameters of reality, the more we comply and surrender to it. Eventually we begin to believe embodying and enabling a lie is easier than creating and becoming our truth. In a world of illusion, what is true is often perceived as an inconvenience.

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The Opportunity of Fear:
Fear is the destroyer of worlds. It impacts and influences us on a cellular level of being. Because we do not possess an equivalent consciousness, we are unable to conquer let alone identify our own fear. It is an inevitable dance with the enigma of our existence. One that seemingly eludes our every intention. Fear becomes a part of our nature and experience. The very thought of it passes a debilitating impression upon us long before we are aware of its presence. Fear is simply our unconscious interpretation of raw energy yet to be transformed into our personal power.

Spark to a Flame:
There are many instances in our lives when we are given opportunities to live our destined path. These occasions are happening in every moment of the present. It is our choice to acknowledge and claim them as they transpire. Though it is not feasible to fulfill on every prospect we encounter, these experiences empower and inspire us toward a life we love. They are most evident in the expression of our contentment, happiness and the difference we choose to make. The spark of our vision ignites our intention to reveal infinite possibilities for the manifestation of our purpose.

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Flame to a Fire:
Our passion is the expression of our power. Whatever kindles our desire and will to evolve and transform sources our being. When our heart, mind and body are in alignment with our intention, our intuition connects us with our soul and the eternal, infinite energy of the universe. Possibility emanates from the synergy of our multi-dimensionality. How, why and who we are being is the essence of our instincts, thoughts, feelings and insights. The quality of our consciousness accelerates and expands all we express into the world. We are universal ambassadors personifying energy.

“Energy is the currency of consciousness.”

Stroke of Insight:
Revelation is the mother of transformation. When we shift our perception from the ordinary to the extraordinary, our experience is expanded by the expression of our consciousness. Freedom from our everyday life requires us to release the known of our existence and become aware of the infinite, ever-present possibilities. Everything we already understand of ourselves and the world only inhibits our full potential. Our opportunities are only as diverse as we perceive and intend them to be. We must be willing to step out of the image we portray and the reality we adopt to become multi-dimensional beings.

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Power of Authenticity:
We shift our experience when we are being authentic. This is almost impossible in a superficial, social reality. Authenticity has become a pastime practiced most often in exclusive company. Yet, it is at the heart of our transformation. Personal power is not expressed by our criticism, judgement and opinion of others. True integrity and vision are found in our ability to accept ourselves and others as we are and as we are not. When we appreciate and honor our strengths and weaknesses, we empower ourselves to express consideration, kindness and understanding for all.

The Will to Serve:
Many are called, yet few are chosen. Leadership isn’t about authority, dictation or management. The true expression of how we lead is found in the measure of our service to the world and how we empower others to claim their own. There is nothing more gratifying than making a difference. This inevitably creates an enriching social reaction of evolution, good will and purpose, inspiring others to experience the fulfillment service provides. We are not just born to achieve our own agenda, need, want or survival. We truly thrive when we choose to share our unique contribution with the intention of transforming the consciousness of humanity.

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Transcendance:
There is an energetic flow to everything at every time in every experience. The dynamics vary dependent upon our circumstance and our awareness. However, we always have an opportunity to shift our being according to the present so we may rise above the chaotic, dense and destructive frequencies to embrace those that are conscious, positive and progressive. It is not something we can encounter merely with our instinct or intellect. It is something we feel with our heart and intuit with our soul. We are always at the center of our experience. Therefore, we have the power to transcend and transform.

True Emanation:
We are a soul empowering our life through the experiences of our heart, mind and body. Our intuition is a multi-dimensional pathway that connects our consciousness with the world and the universe. We are a lightning bolt of energy expressing our soul into reality and transforming it with our creativity. We are a bridge of potentiality sourcing our experience by who we choose to be. The totality of our being is the instrument through which we cause our personal shift. All of us are developing and transitioning ourselves into our universality. Our life is an opportunity to express our soul and become who we are meant to be.

“Enlightenment is consciousness of being.”

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Source of the Soul

“Breathe.”

Hollow Pursuits:
Social reality is an illusion. It is a subjective projection of distraction designed to dismantle our creativity, consciousness and the foundation of our being. Each of us is energetically, emotionally, intellectually and instinctually unique. Therefore, our true expression and destiny in this world is contrary to the nature of society. The density of reality distorts the creative force of our imagination and disrupts our ability to fulfill our personal vison. Most of us are not even present to our purpose or how to manifest it in our lives. There is very little opportunity in contemporary society for our soul to be expressed let alone thrive.

South of Center:
There is a myriad of elements in social reality specifically designed to keep us anxious, engaged and otherwise preoccupied with everything besides our personal destiny. The more we are amused, distracted, or entertained, the less likely we are to transform ourselves and the world. Before we can create or experience our life, it is highjacked by a plethora of stimuli that provokes our reactions of anger, denial, indifference and futility. These aspects of our daily experience hinder our ability to connect and relate with the universe. Eventually we become an invention of mind and body devoid of heart and soul.

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Primal Instinct:
Survival is the standard of everyday life. Our innate social nature often dictates a narrow and shallow experience and perception. We are conditioned to exist in chaotic energies of instinctual, intellectual and emotional reactivity. Competition, desperation and selfishness blinds our vision, manipulates our thoughts and corrupts our feelings. It suppresses our enlightened mind and heart, ultimately compromising our relatedness with our intuition and our soul. We assassinate a part of ourselves everyday with our cynicism, fear and uncertainty. Our desire to survive supersedes our ability to thrive.

Smoke and Mirrors:
Our mind is an intricate forest in which we frequently wander and become lost. Thoughts often activate our sense of anxiety, doubt and irrelevance. Broken dreams and promises haunt our lives. We allow our minds to be polluted with self-condemnation, confusion and suspicion while we invent an inauthentic power and security. Our perceptions of ourselves, others and reality are often twisted into erroneous and fantasized delusions. The shield we wield against the world is the knowledge to which we are attached and conditioned from years of institutionalized education and religion at the cost of our creativity.

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Stormy Seas:
We have yet to scratch the surface of our emotional awareness and expression. Our ego seizes control of our existence and influences us into becoming reactively engaged with and reliant upon social reality. When we do experience emotion, it is often a bi-polar encounter of random highs and frequent lows. We tend to be overwhelmed with feelings of anger, guilt, loss and sadness. Our addiction to and obsession with negative emotions confines us to perpetual cynicism and resignation. It dampens our experience of happiness, love, relatedness and success. The agendas of our mind constantly overpower the possibilities of our heart.

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Fire of the Heart:
The heart is the key to open the gateway of multidimensionality. It emits a powerful electromagnetic energy that mystifies even our imagination. This lifeforce is the core of our being. It is what unites our body and mind with our intuition and soul. The heart interacts with the universe and is the center of our personal source. It is the epicenter of our creativity and the channel through which we express our spirit into the world. Our heart is the eternal fire that purifies our thoughts and actions and transforms our emotional experiences. When we are present to our heart, we transcend the ordinary and become extraordinary.

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Helix of Insight:
Intuition is the sacred spiral that fulfills our inheritance of immortal being. When we synergize our intuition with the balance of our instinct, intellect and emotion, we free ourselves from the duality of social reality. Imagination replaces ego as we transcend the terrestrial dimension. Our being expands into an infinite experience. We are transformed into an expression of the universe. The energy of our consciousness connects us with our spirit. Intuition is the bridge that connects our creativity with our reality. It is the origin of our transformation. Our soul’s purpose is to intend our vision to become our possibility.

Heart of the Fire:
The greatest illustration of our multidimensionality is our soul. The equilibrium of our body, mind, heart and intuition manifests it into our daily lives. When we are seduced by the duality of instinct and intellect, our union with our heart and spirit is broken and we regress to default patterns of ordinary existence. When we are being an expression of our soul, our creativity inspires the extraordinary. This allows us to become our potential as spiritual beings living a human experience. How, why and who we choose to be transforms our reality. Our soul is our connection to the universe and our possibility of fulfilling on our purpose.

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A Shift in Purpose:
Our experiences reflect the choices we make, our expression of being and our commitment to walk our truth. The intention we apply to our life is what empowers our purpose. Our full potential exists when we release everything that no longer serves us or our communities. It is within this clearing that possibility is born. Every day we have an opportunity to shift our energy and become a vessel of the universe. This allows us to sustain the vital alchemy of our spirit, heart, mind and body. We manifest our purpose when we relate with the source of all that is and ever will be.

Being of the Universe:
Everything we emulate in social reality is everything we are not. We invest in the stories we and others invent about us because we are afraid and/or unwilling to believe in ourselves. We are an infinite being of eternal energy with extraordinary possibility beyond even our imagination. We have been, are and will always be an expression of multidimensionality. Within each of us is the key to every mystery. We have an opportunity to empower our life in every moment of our experience. When we envision, create and manifest our purpose, the universe aligns with our intention and our soul becomes the source of our being.

“Be.”

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A Being of Power

“Who we are being is the origin of our power.”

As It Seems:
Social reality is an intricate tapestry of chaos, duality and oblivion. It is a human invention we enable and sustain into existence with our participation. A paradigm imposed upon us to provide a societal orientation, standard and structure. We live it into being with our apathy, dependence, doubt and indifference. Yet, it doesn’t benefit or serve us. It only maintains a routine status quo to give the impression of empowering opportunity, though delivering a fraction of the potential it promises. Reality is a slight-of-perception con that preoccupies us with perpetual distraction. It is a security blanket we use to avoid our purpose.

So It Is:
We are all captive to linear existence. Duality reigns with a strong arm of constant opposition. The burden of surviving far overshadows the freedom of thriving. Our pursuit to carve out a paltry role for ourselves within society diminishes our vision and passion to create and fulfill our destiny. Social regulation and restriction stymy our ability to transcend all we know of life to embrace all that is possible. Familiarity and predictability are anchors that tether us to our artificial comfort, security and understanding. Our lives are only as abundant and expansive as we choose to live.

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Innocence Lost:
Social reality is pulled over our eyes from an early age. The ruse is more apparent to us in our youth. Our curious observation allows us to see things as they truly are before we are methodically indoctrinated into its deception. As we grow accustomed to the illusion, we invest our lives into it. Eventually, we divert our energy and focus away from our awareness, creativity, destiny and truth. We replace our purpose with desire, chasing a life that is not our own. As we mature into adulthood, our intent becomes one of satisfying the desires of our ego instead of cultivating the fulfillment of our soul.

Against the Grain:
We must disengage from our personal dramas, judgements, opinions and vices to escape the enslavement of reality. What makes our freedom seemingly impossible is our addiction and oblivion to our behaviors, habits and thoughts. Our pursuit for advantage, control and self-righteousness diminishes our ability to express our personal power. We lose it only when we surrender it to others or our circumstances. Our fear of claiming and living our power prevents our potential to become it. Far too often we obstruct our own way and negate our possibilities well before they appear.

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Paradigm Shift:
When things in our life are not working or as well as they could, we have an opportunity to transform them in ways that transcend our expectations. What we need most is a necessity for centering, grounding and living. Breathing instantly shifts our awareness. Focusing on our breath as we inhale and exhale gives us the ability to become present to much more than ourselves and our environments. It allows us to shift from an existence of doing to an experience of being. When we are conscious of our breath, we reclaim our balance, expression and power. Our breath is our fountain of youth.

“Our power is in the stillness beyond its strength.”

The Journey Within:
The greatest dilemma humanity will ever encounter is seeking outside of itself for what can only be found within. Social reality is teeming with billions of actions and thoughts all ricocheting off our collective cognizance. The universe within is far more beneficial than the one around us. Simply closing our eyes to the visual world and becoming an observer of society and our self transforms our experience. We awaken to all that is possible by synching our body, mind and heart with our soul. When we free ourselves from the encompassing imposition of reality, we begin to embrace our true power.

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Present in the Present:
When we disengage from the reality around us through our breath and observation, our being shifts into a multi-dimensional experience. Everything that preoccupied our instincts, thoughts and feelings disappears. All we are aware of is now. How we are present in the present establishes the relationship we have with our essence. The moment in which we are conscious expands into eternity. We become a universal expression through which we empower ourselves and others. We coexist with all that was, is and ever will be. Every imaginable possibility is available for us to intend and embody.

Universal Voice:
We are creators. Whether we are artists, musicians or writers in any form of medium, we all have the capacity to envision and manifest our spirit into our reality. This is the foundation of who we become and how we exist. The purpose of our creativity defines the power we personify. It is up to us to choose how, why and who we are in our life. Our intuition conveys the energy and purpose of our soul to inspire our imagination. Our heart feels and our mind articulates the insights we encounter. We are all messengers of the universe, destined to be an expression of the source.

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The Power of Purpose:
Power is not a force we impose on others to gain an advantage or supplement our fear and insecurity. Nor is it a means to an end. It is the pathway that guides our destiny. The focus of our intent is what manifests all we imagine. Our purpose is what inspires our vision and mission. Our daily practice of it fulfills our calling. Though everything that is not our destiny will arise to challenge our intention, all we encounter further defines and strengthens our commitment. All we become originates and empowers our intent. Our personal power is the manifestation of our purpose.

The Art of Being:
We are not the sum of our ability, belief, education or wisdom. These are all reflective features that merely complement our identity. Our instinct, thought, emotion and intuition define our experience. The balance between the four dimensions of our being sustains our relationship with our spirit. Our commitment to express our soul into reality is who we are in the present. This is the key that opens us to everything beyond what our body can perform, our mind can think, our heart can feel and our intuition can envision. Our ability to create our life is a blessing beyond our imagination. Who we are being is our power to transform ourselves and the world.

“The only power that will ever fulfill us is our own.”

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Eye of the Storm

“We are the wind that defines our weather.”

Approaching Front:
If we don’t see it, we certainly feel the oncoming social tempest looming over the horizon. Centuries of inequality, injustice and oppression bearing down on our human experience with the gravity only reality can impose. Few stand upon its threshold, defiant against the increasing winds of chaos, competition, confusion and fear. Most head for the proverbial hills seeking an illusion of solace. Amid the melee, personal creativity, freedom and truth are exchanged for the societal standard of escapism, in whatever medium available. Yet, the steady train of exploitation, hypocrisy and survival lumbers down the track without pause.

Darkening Skies:
Our long-forgotten, personal baggage is emerging from the murky depths of our subconscious. Decades of our life’s incomplete experiences are rising to the surface of our awareness to be acknowledged, processed and fulfilled. No matter the force of resistance we present to stymie the revelation of our truth, it wells up within us to be transformed. The greater our opposition to our contemporary evolution, the more painful the experience will be. Our inner mental and emotional tides ebb and flow like a tumultuous sea, reminding us of our repressed potentialities we bury along with our fear, failure and vulnerability.

Awakened-Mind

First Rain:
Unbridled thoughts and feelings push us beyond the edge of our knowledge, reason and understanding, shaking our sanity to its very core. What made perfect sense the day before now flies in the face of logic. Life is a game designed to change as quickly as our fleeting mood. Reality digs its heels into the foundations of our experience, perception and existence. Our balance in life is cast to the social elements that keep us in a perpetual state of anxiety, dis-ease and dysfunction. We captivate and incarcerate ourselves with the very societal structures from which we so desperately seek freedom.

Increasing Winds:
Our experience of social reality is becoming progressively intense. The diminishing quality of life, environmental toxicity, opinion-driven media blitzes, political duality, population swells, and religious and spiritual propaganda whips us into a relentless frenzy. Profit-driven, dietary strategies foster our ill health and disease physically. Mental programming stimulates patterns of manmade madness. Inequality and injustice triggers our emotional instability. While the overall impact of daily life dismantles our intuition, exiling us from our soul. This social storm mercilessly pummels us into a dissociated state of oblivion.

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Downpour:
Living who we truly are in the chaos of social reality takes tremendous intention, intuition, vision and will power. Characteristics we all must personally identify, develop and manifest into our experience. We live not just against the powerful deceptions of society, yet also the gravity of our own apathy, denial, failure and fear. Everything that transpires outside of us begins within, from the greatest highs to the deepest lows. We are the designers of our lives, for better or worse. Though it seems most often that our fate is the latter due to the archaic, artificial and contrary dynamics of reality. Our existence is an invention in an environment of negative space.

“Our lives are an expression of our consciousness.”

Hail Stones and Head Winds:
In the zenith of our struggle with reality, our lives seem to be falling apart and the world is against us. Even with the greatest of our inspiration and intention, our ideas, expressions and purpose often falls on the deaf ears of a disinterested and preoccupied society. We must endure through merciless social elements for our souls to thrive, our hearts to be fulfilled, our voices to be heard and our actions to be merited. It is during extreme darkness that our light makes the greatest difference. As the social storms crescendo into a fever pitch of chaos, confusion and opposition, our opportunity arises to become our destiny.

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A Break in the Clouds:
Possibility is the glimmer of hope that begins to transform the gravest of circumstances. It is what allows us to shift our experience from what is to what we choose it to be. The simple insight of understanding that the most challenging situations will pass, no matter how intense they may seem, grants us the ability to shift our perception and embrace our personal power. Our vision, commitment and intention is what breaks our trail and guides us to the eventual outcome we create in the moments we choose to live fully in the present. When we are being in the moment, we begin to calm our inner storm.

Clearing Skies:
Our experience of life is how we react to any given outcome. It is easy to live in the moment and feel fulfilled when things are occurring the way we believe they should. Yet, as soon as struggle arises, we often overlook our intuitive vision, emotional balance, peace of mind and basic instinct to act. When we find ourselves confronted and overwhelmed by our personal storms, it is the opportunity to transform our experience. It takes those difficult moments to awaken us from the regimen of our waking slumber. Personal empowerment, insight and manifestation occurs when we release our attachments and embrace our possibility.

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The Calm at the Core:
Though our bodies endure disease, fatigue and pain, our minds constantly run and our hearts ebb and flow with the tides of our emotionality, our soul is the tranquility of our being. Our tendency is to surrender our personal authority over to others via our lack of self confidence, intention, understanding and trust. We are the problem and the solution. Whatever we give our attention to becomes our life. We have the power to create our experience based upon who, how and why we choose to be. Even amid personal and social chaos, dysfunction, fear and injustice, we have a choice to either reflect our circumstances or become an expression of our soul.

The Eye of the Storm:
Personal transformation is the opportunity for us to shift our experience from frenzied to fulfilled. Though we are constantly tempted by social reality to surrender our personal power with our reactions to daily circumstances, we are solely accountable for our experience. Only we can transform ourselves to identify, embrace and exercise our vision, mission and purpose. As our consciousness expands, our soul’s expression calms the fiercest storms. Being present in the moment inspires us to transcend our daily challenges, allowing us to bring the tranquility of our soul to all aspects of our life.

“At the heart of every storm there is stillness.”

A Universal Being

We live a fraction of who we are.”

The Sum of the Self:
We are spirits held hostage by the linear lifestyle of an enforced reality. Our existence is based upon our pursuits for security, success and survival. Our lives are figments of a forgotten fantasy, invented by ancient civilizations for authoritarian ways and means. As human beings, we tend to perform fruitless roles, oblivious to the infinite possibilities of multi-dimensional experience. We are mere shadows of who we can be. We allow our egos and instincts to govern our lives. We are distracted, diverted and mystified by the amusements of opinion, politics, sports and an excess of inequality, injustice and tyranny.

Ghost in the Machine:
The perceptions we choose to adopt of our lives are inaccurate and incomplete. We are emulators of beliefs, careers, habits and environments. We condition ourselves with the conventional knowledge of education, history and religion in a vain quest to acclimate to linear, social reality. No matter how much we seek to know about the world in which we live, we are still devoid of the essence of life. The more we attempt to satisfy our desire and vanity, the emptier we become. We are phantoms wandering through a virtual maze, denying ourselves the very fulfillment we yearn.

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Hollow Pursuits:
Everyday reality keeps us on the run. We sprint down the pathways and turn each corner with the hope and promise of making a great escape from our social enslavement. We tether ourselves to the known in a desperate attempt to win a race designed for us to lose. The patterns never change and the carrot dangles just out of our reach no matter how fast we run, how high we jump or how much we sacrifice. Yet, we still push ahead into the embrace of an inevitable and predictable future as we carry the baggage of our past and the trepidation of our present always expecting a favorable future.

The Space Between:
All that was, is and ever will be is defined by our personal perception. Our anxiety, confusion and oblivion impel us to adopt self-defensive, societal filters. The state of perpetual shock we weather overwhelms us with harsh inevitable outcomes, coercing us into the whirlwind of reality’s vortex. It prohibits our desire for adventure, enrichment, excitement, and fulfillment. The social invention of impending threat and tragedy condition and oppress us with an intensity unrivaled or exceeded by the intention of our own purpose. Our lives become an empty space between the moments of our birth and our death.

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The Art of Projection:
Our experiences are akin to animated images on a movie screen. We are deeply engaged in the dramatic narratives and linear sequences of our lives, mystified by our blind obligation to a common reality. Our disassociation with destiny anesthetizes us to the true expression of our soul. We live separately from our essence, a mere reflection of who we truly are. We wager every possibility of purpose for fleeting encounters of inauthentic enlightenment. The simulated life we experience echoes deep in the caverns of our vacant hearts and souls. We are spectators watching our imaginary existence projected onto the screen of reality.

“What is real beyond what is real.”

Use Your Illusion:
There are very few things in social reality that are real. Our subjective perception of it adds another degree of deception. We have been conditioned to believe, experience and live in contemporary kingdoms of fantasy. Not because reality is difficult, hostile or unbearable. Nor is it that our selective perspective deems it so. Reality has, is and will always be distorted and manipulated. The temptations of profit, power and supremacy are too great for those who seek to conceal their personal fears and insecurities with control, influence and wealth. Reality was invented to distract us from our destiny.

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The Truth of Reality:
When we understand that nothing is real, we begin to accept what is true. Our instincts, thoughts and feelings are nothing more than physical, mental and emotional expressions. Everything we sense in life are effects of all our experiences coinciding and transpiring in linear reality. It is a global deception designed to preoccupy us with the comedy, drama, horror and tragedy of everyday life. Our quest for amusement becomes our experience. Reality is a prison of conformity. It is a social paradigm that has diminished our infinite possibility to an ordinary pastime.

The Reality of Truth:
No two individual truths are the same. Though billions around the world use the cultural and social filters of politics, religion and tradition to define their truth, this rite of passage is distinct to one’s personal experience. Therefore, these common avenues will never cultivate our expression of being. Authorities of social reality would have us believe our truth is only real if it is commonly accepted by a popular consensus of our peers. Our truth is neither qualified, quantified or relative. It is claimed and expressed not just with our body or mind, yet also with our heart and soul.

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The Art of Being:
We are not our body, mind, heart or soul. We are all these elements of our existence and more, beyond our imagination. Our life expression is one best embodied by who we are being in the present. This experience begins and ends with accepting, empowering, listening and supporting others in our lives. The balance of our actions, thoughts, feelings and insights sustain our true nature to envision and manifest possibilities for ourselves to enrich our awareness, experience and understanding. When we are in the flow of the universal rhythm of being, our perception of life is transformed. We are free.

A Universal Being:
We are everything and nothing. We are an eternal expression of being consigned to a reality of restriction and rule. Who we are is far beyond our comprehension, imagination and vision. It is not what we know, the position we hold or the gifts we possess that make us extraordinary. It is everything we may become that is most remarkable. Our infinite potential exists when we embrace and express our multi-dimensional experience of being. Our possibility manifests our purpose. We are a universal being emanating creativity, consciousness, community and love to transform ourselves and embody our truth.

“We are only as universal as we live ourselves to be.”

Signs of Life

“Experience is infinite.”

Advent of the Storm:
The moment we are born, we are forever altered by our introduction into reality. The connection we have with the universe and our dependence, safety and sustenance are shattered. We are not even conscious enough to comprehend let alone navigate the dilemmas of life. Social reality is a whirlwind of activity. From order to chaos, clarity to confusion, love to fear, pleasure to pain and everything in between, we are constantly overstimulated and overwhelmed with the intensity and scope of earthly existence. We are pushed, pulled, poked and prodded by the extreme elements of a cruel and insensitive society.

Finding our Bearing:
Most of our childhood and adolescent lives are spent in an oblivious haze of cause and effect. Our experience is generally one or two-dimensional with brief, accidental occurrences of genuine epiphany, insight and transformation. Physically, mentally and emotionally we are in a state of constant flux. We grow into our body and mind, and if inclined, our heart and soul. We focus our development on our instinct and intellect while we choose to deny and repress our emotions and intuition. When we are young, we are ever changing, enquiring, growing and thriving in life. Until we hit the wall of adulthood.

Reality vs. Destiny:
In the adventure, innocence and wonder of youth, everything is possible. Fatigue and hunger are the only limitations to which we acquiesce. Through the social structures of education, profession and religion, we are gradually conditioned to turn our backs on the vision of our life. We are seduced by the deception of reality. In our desperate desire to belong, we adjust and conform to a meaningless lifestyle. We cease being creators of our personal lives and become emulators of society. We imitate the behavior of the people around us and their experiences. Eventually, we sacrifice who we truly are to become someone we were never meant to be.

“Reality is a bait-and-switch racket.”

Sleight of Hand:
Contemporary society is a virtual diversion. Countless events have, are and will occur to constantly confuse, disturb and preoccupy us from inequality and injustice. Society is a magic trick that converts our energy, focus and intention from love to fear. We are desensitized and programmed to accept and adopt a lifestyle of complicity, denial and survival. We buy into an illusion of existence. Every day we numb our hearts and sell our souls for a meager way of life. We are hypnotized by an onslaught of extravagant social attractions. Our own perception is used against us to sustain a global con.

The Threat of Truth:
Reality is a human delusion. It is a deception adamantly imposed for the preservation of an authoritarian social system. Truth is the greatest threat to the control structure. Its existence compromises the social reality we enable with our own acceptance and compliance. A paradox occurs when the two coexist with devastating effects. Personal truth is not empowered or promoted by or for the people. Those whom stand for it endure the greatest adversity, hostility and scrutiny. Truth in the face of reality has, is and will continue to claim millions of lives throughout the course of human history.

“Life is not a sentence, it is an opportunity.”

Life Sacrifice:
Our life force is always leaving us. Every day we expend an immense amount of energy without revitalizing ourselves. We give away more energy than we can possibly imagine with very little return. The intensity of reality impacts us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Society is a massive vortex that efficiently and absolutely consumes our energy. It is a one-way exchange relentlessly devouring everything we can muster. No one is exempt from the cost of reality. Throughout our experience of life, the true watermark of our sacrifice is how we live, age and die.

Against the Grain:
We live contrary to life. Society is a deliberate inversion. This provides more influence to those whom seek to distort and manipulate it for profit and power. Mankind has and is scorching and poisoning the earth and its inhabitants in its intent to attain an artificial conquest and supremacy. Humanity’s existence on the planet is the antithesis of nature. It’s egocentricity methodically converts all life to death. We are indoctrinated into a lifeless reality. Our linear perception of existence diminishes our personal possibility and power. We choose to believe in the illusion of death rather than the truth of life.

“Seeing is deceiving.”

Selective Reality:
What we want to see most often supersedes what we need to see. Reality is a subjective illusion. It is a malleable social structure designed to benefit a few at the cost of the many. The few with the acumen to master it possess remarkable wealth, status and power in the world. All oblivious to its matrix wallow in its deception. We are conditioned by our experience of society. We invent fantasies to escape the social oppression of our daily circumstances. Our own perspective is the greatest obstacle in bringing our vision to our reality. How we choose to perceive reality often becomes our eventual captivity.

A Pulse of Life:
Our lives are much more than we live. We are beings of universal energy simultaneously existing in multiple dimensions. It is the limitation of our awareness, expression and understanding that suppresses our destined experience. Our soul is an infinite source of energy. It transforms and conveys life force through our intuition. Our heart is an electromagnetic superconductor that emanates and sustains our energy. The mind and the body are simply devices we utilize to interact with our chosen reality. The alchemy of our being and its energetic signature is the pulse of our life.

The Good Fight:
All of us have a unique purpose. We are born to make a difference. Human nature personifies and empowers an essential need to exist and relate with authenticity, generosity and harmony. When we resist the impulse to surrender to the social tides of the captivity, conformity and familiarity of reality, we manifest the greatest expression of our power, purpose and possibility. Every day we have an opportunity to claim and become our greatest potential. It is our most significant choice. When we transform our life from a burden to a blessing, our vision becomes our reality.

“We must claim our lives to truly live.”

Universality

“Who we are being is the life we are living.”

Lethal Earth:
We live in a gigantic bubble. The earth’s atmosphere is its boundary. Our world is rife with toxicity. Be it chemtrails laced with heavy metal concoctions, electromagnetic antennas posing as cell phone towers, chemically-riddled food and soda or fluoridated water, we are constantly being dosed. We live in hostile environments both contaminated and fatal. It is not just the impacts to our body. Social pollution distorts and manipulates our mind, heart and our relationship with our soul. Humanity’s way of life has become lethal to itself and nature.

Biological Fallout:
We are anesthetized, desensitized and mesmerized through our participation in a noxious society. Reality is engineered to stimulate a consistent diet of physical, mental and emotional “dis” ease. It disrupts and distorts our innate ability to establish and maintain a relation with our intuition, separating ourselves from our soul. Simply living a relatively healthy life is a constant battle. We are besieged with an onslaught of anxiety, confusion, delusion and fear. Our social dynamic is one of criticism, judgement and self-righteousness. Human nature has been altered into a desire to receive instead of a need to give.

Psychological Warfare:
Two-dimensional reality exists entirely in the mind. Our global culture is primarily lost to the labyrinth of our unconscious thoughts, unrealized dreams and untended fears. The mental life we accept and adopt imprisons us. We fight against ourselves in vicious cycles of self-cynicism, denial and indifference. We bring our internal battle to the external world, projecting our contempt and uncertainty upon others. Our mind is poisoned by our ego. We exhibit customs of a narcissistic society. We contest, debate and outwit ourselves and each other in a vain attempt to win a game we are destined to lose.

Emotional Exploitation:
We are trapped in a paradox of our own arrogance and vulnerability. Our thoughts gradually dominate our feelings. The wires of our mind and heart become crossed. We think to feel and feel to think. We construct fortresses around ourselves to defend the greatest qualities of our humanity. Imaginary threats fashion the false impressions of our intelligence and invincibility. We exercise malevolent, social strategies and behaviors to gain inauthentic power over others. Our relationships are consciously or obliviously compromised in a cunning attempt to discredit or manipulate others to conceal our fear of compassion.

Spiritual Conflict:
Our soul is the greatest victim of our human experience. We exile the essence of our being when we are seduced by the carnal desires of our body and the vicious cycles of our mind. The power of our heart becomes distorted and diminished in the trenches of an alienated society. Eventually, we begin to fight against the transcendent nature of our spirit. The familiarity of our thoughts and instincts turn us against our feelings and intuition. We take up arms against our soul in defense of our ego. The dark night of our soul ends when we embrace our divine nature in the grimmest of times and choose to become an expression of the universe.

“To become our light, we must transform our darkness.”

All That Is Unseen:
We are ruled by our oblivion. Our agendas, indifference and self-righteousness blinds us with what we want to see instead of enlightening us with what we need to see. We exist in a society that is contrary to life, sense and nature. The unknown of ourselves and our unheeded possibility is the opposing force constantly working against us. Our personal barriers are our own invention. It is all we don’t know that we don’t know about ourselves that inhibits our evolution. Therefore, we unconsciously live against ourselves, perpetuating the very madness from which we seek freedom.

Epiphany of Vision:
There are instances of insight occurring every day of our lives, more than we can possibly imagine. Epiphanies are multi-dimensional encounters that provide us with an opportunity to transcend the mundane and experience the extraordinary. For us to shift into a different reality of our life, we must first be willing to let go of the comfortable and familiar. Insights happen when we are open to possibility without the limitations of our ego, fear, routine and perspective. Our vision is our introduction to our purpose. When we intend our vision as our expression of being, we become present to the greatest potentialities of our existence.

On Purpose:
All of us are destined to make a difference. There are few things in life that empower and enlighten us more than fulfilling our personal calling. Our purpose is our spirit in action. Regardless of its definition, our universal life force expands and quickens within us. The extraordinary is imaginable and its realization natural. The influence of social reality diminishes as we release what is and embrace what is possible. Our commitment to transcend all that is inherent and known of ourselves is the key to our personal freedom. The optimal outcome of our experience is caused by our willingness to discover and embody all we can be.

The Diversity of Being:
Who we are is well beyond our imagination. By design, our instinct and intellect confine us to ordinary lifestyles of existence. The mind and body are only instruments to represent our spirit in the terrestrial world. We invest in an illusion of conformity for a fleeting sense of belonging, vanity and worth. We are eternal beings of energy, ever evolving and expanding as an emanation of creation. We are an infinite soul expressing our essence through our intuition. Our heart is the core of our human being. It transforms multi-dimensional energy into an all sustaining life force.

Universality:
All we are is energy. The synergy between our soul, heart, mind and body transforms our energy to its greatest potential. The equilibrium of our being is at the source of our soul’s expression. We are not victims of our circumstances. We are creators of our experiences, destined to inspire and personify life. Each of us has an extraordinary opportunity to empower social reality with our universal presence. Our personal power is the sustenance of our life force. Who we are being in the present defines its quality. When we express our energy, we transcend our humanity and become our universality.

“Our lives are as infinite as our way of being.”