Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Venus As A Boy


The Root of All Fear
 03/31/2015

The craving to become causes fears; to be, to achieve, and so to depend engenders fear. The state of nonfear is not negation, it is not the opposite of fear nor is it courage. In understanding the cause of fear, there is its cessation, not the becoming courageous, for in all becoming there is the seed of fear. Dependence on things, on people, or on ideas breeds  fear; dependence arises from ignorance, from the lack of self-knowledge, from inward poverty; fear causes uncertainty of mind-heart, preventing communication and understanding. Through self-awareness we begin to discover and so comprehend the cause of fear, not only the superficial but the deep causal and accumulative fears. Fear is both inborn and acquired; it is related to the past, and to free thought-feeling from it, the past must be comprehended through the present. The past is ever wanting to give birth to the present which becomes the identifying memory of the "me" and the "mine," the "I." The self is the root of all fear.

Yesterday while reading I discovered the post below. Check out this amazing fashion captured on NOWMANIFEST.COM: http://www.facehunter.org/2015/03/pfw-miyuki-gala-zhanna-youngjun-lingyue.html



Monday, March 30, 2015

Ancient Forms of Communication

The Disorder That Times Creates
 3/29/15

Time means moving from what is to "what should be." I am afraid, but one day I shall be free of fear; therefore, time is necessary to be free of hear -- at least, that is what we think. To change what is to "what should be" involves time. Now, time implies effort that interval between what is and "what should be." I don't like fear, and I am going to make an effort to understand, to analyze, to dissect it, or I am going to discover the cause of it, or I am going to escape totally from it. All this implies effort -- and effort is what we are used to. We are always in conflict between what is and "what should be." The "what I should be" is an idea, and the idea is fictitious, it is not "what I am, " which is the fact ; and the "what I am" can be changed only when I understand the disorder that time creates.

 . . . So, is it possible for me to be ride of fear totally, completely, on the instant? If I allow fear to continue, I will create disorder all the time; therefore, one sees that time is an element of disorder, not a means to be ultimately free of fear. So there is no gradual process of getting rid of fear, just as there is no gradual process of getting rid of the poison of nationalism. If you have nationalism and you say that eventually there will be the brotherhood of man, in the interval there are wars, there are hatreds, there is misery, there is all the appalling division between man and man; therefore, time is creating disorder.

How Do I Look at Anger?
3/30/15

Obviously, I look at it as an observer being angry. I say, "I am angry." At the moment of anger there is no "I"; the "I" comes in immediately afterwards -- which means time. Can I look at the fact without the factor of time, which is the thought, which is the word? This happens when there is the looking without the observer. See where it had led me. I now begin to perceive a way of looking -- perceiving without the opinion, the conclusion, without condemning, judging. Therefore, I perceive that there can be "seeing" without thought, which is the word. So the mind is beyond the clutches of ideas, of the conflict of duality and all the rest of it. So, can I look at fear not as an isolated fact?

 If you isolate a fact that has not opened the door to the whole universe of the mind, then let us go back to the fact and begin again by taking another fact so that you yourself will begin to see the extraordinary  thing of the mind, so that you have the key, you can open the door, you can burst into that . . .

 . . . By considering fear --- the fear of death, the fear of the neighbor, the fear of your spouse dominating over you, you know the whole business of domination -- will that open the door? That is all that matters -- not how to be free of it -- because the moment you open the door, fear is completely wiped away. The mind is the result of time, and time is the word -- how extraordinary to think of it! Time is thought; it is thought that breeds fear, it is thought that breeds the fear of death; and it is time which is thought, that has in its hand the whole intricacies and the subtleties of fear.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Face-to-Face with the Fact


Are we afraid of a fact or of an idea about the fact? Are we afraid of the thing as it is, or are we afraid of what we think it is? Take death, for example. Are we afraid of the fact of death or of the idea of death? The fact is one thing and the idea about the fact is another. Am I afraid of the word death or of the fact itself? Because I am afraid of the word, of the idea, I never understand the fact, I never look at the fact, I am never in direct relation with the fact. It is only when I am in complete communion with the fact that there is no fear. If I am not in communion with the fact, then there is fear, and there is no communion with the fact so long as I have an idea, an opinion, a theory, about the fact; so I have to be very clear whether I am afraid of the word, the idea, or the fact. If I am face-to-face with the fact, there is nothing to understand about it: the fact is there, and I can deal with it. If I am afraid of the word, then I must understand the word, go into the whole process of what the word, the term, implies.

It is my opinion, my idea, my experience, my knowledge about the fact, that creates fear. So long as there is verbalization of the fact, giving the fact a name and therefore identifying or condemning it, so long as through is judging the fact as an observer, there must be fear. Thought is the product of the past; it can only exist through verbalization, through symbols, through images. So long as thought is regarding or translating the fact, there must be fear.
Her voice sounds familiar, and I really dig this song, but I don't know who she is. I am wishing her the best experience touring with this album. It's always nice to see artists grow, and if you're a fan of hers I'm sure you're impressed with this track as well.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

❀✦ 100th Post!!! ✦ ❀

☂ It's a rainy day here in Detroit. . My mood matches it very well. 
I guess this is just one of those weeks, where everything seems so go left instead of right. I consult the I Ching daily and here is what I got for today:

In the face of rising tension, keep still. By constantly renewing your humility, neutrality, and innocence, you make steady gains. 

A steadfast modesty and acceptance, whether external conditions are good or bad, is the mark of the superior person. ☮

Those words reassure me of the power that I have over my situations; which is my attitude. How I view what is happening and act from there is totally up to me, and I've decided to remain calm and at peace. The exterior is not the deciding factor of our lives.


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A few days ago this article was shared with me. I wanted to share it again because:

1) Christopher Jarvis [Ancient Language] is one of the greatest artists of our time. 
His style and approach of converting his thoughts and feelings into rhythmic sound, that moves not only your body, but spirit, is unmatched.

2) I've been a fan of his since 2010, and have followed how he's grown as an artist. He continues to advance and his sound is so unique, you know it when you hear it.

3) He's from Detroit and we all LOVE Detroit. The music/art scene is so dense and diverse here, it's rather difficult to distinguish yourself, but he's made his mark & can only continue to experience lasting success.

Please follow the link below for the article & check out "Totem" at the end: 


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Fear Makes Us Obey 

Why do we do all this -- obey, follow, copy? Why?
Because we are frightened inwardly to be uncertain. We want to be certain -- we want to be certain financially and morally -- we want to be approved, we want to be in a safe position, we want never to be confronted with trouble, pain, suffering, we want to be enclosed. So, fear, consciously or unconsciously, makes us obey the Master, the leader, the priest, the government. Fear also controls us from doing something which may be harmful to others, because we will be punished. So behind all these actions, greed, pursuits, lurks this desire for certainty, this desire to be assured. So, without resolving fear, without being free from fear, merely to obey or to be obeyed has little significance; what has meaning is to understand this fear from day to day and how fear shows itself in different ways. It is only when there is freedom from fear that there is that inward quality of understanding, that aloneness in which there is no accumulation of knowledge or of experience, and it is that alone which gives extraordinary clarity in the pursuit of the real. 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

▨►The Door To Understanding◄▧


You cannot wipe away fear without understanding, without actually seeing into the nature of time, which means thought, which means word. From that arises the question: Is there a thought without word, is there a thinking without the word which is memory? Without seeing the nature of the mind, the movement of the mind, the process of self-knowing, merely saying that I must be free of it, has very little meaning. You have to take fear in the context of the whole of the mind. To see, to go into all this, you need energy. Energy does not come through eating food -- that is a part of physical necessity. But to see, in the sense I am using that word, requires an enormous energy; and that energy is dissipated when you are battling with words, when you are resisting, condemning, when you are full of opinions which are preventing you from looking, seeing -- your energy is all gone in that. So in the consideration of this perception, this seeing, again you open the door.


 Today I would like to focus on seeing everything as it already is. . without my projection of how it should be or was. I've experienced so much during these last 7 months, always wondering what extremely overbearing and difficult situation I must deal with next. . . I simply desire to transcend from this plane -- which is only possible through the best spiritual practice. This here is a throwback of a band I used to be in. Very good track, hope you all enjoy!

WILD DOMESTIC

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dealing with Fear

One is afraid of public opinion, afraid of not achieving, not fulfilling, afraid of not having the opportunity; and through it all there is this extraordinary sense of guilt -- one has done a thing that one should not have done; the send of guilt in the very act of doing; one is healthy and others are poor and unhealthy; one has food and others have no food. The more the mind is inquiring, penetrating, asking, the greater the sense of guilt, anxiety. . . Fear is the urge that seeks a Master, a guru; fear is this coating of respectability, which everyone loves so dearly -- to be respectable. Do you determine to be courageous to face events in life, or merely rationalize fear away, or find explanations that will give satisfaction to the mind that is caught in fear? How do you deal with it? Turn on the radio, read a book, go to a temple, cling to some form of dogma, belief?

Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs. If you see that fear is destructive, then how do you proceed to wipe the mind clean? You say that by probing into the cause of fear you would be free of fear. Is that so? Trying to uncover the cause and knowing the cause of fear does not eliminate fear.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

⍙ Tonight @ Magic Stick Detroit, 9PM ANCIENT LANGUAGE ⍙


There Is No Such Thing As Living Alone
3/21/2015

There is no such thing as living alone, for all living is relationship; but to live without direct relationship demands high intelligence, a swifter and greater awareness for self-discovery. A "lone" existence, without this keen and flowing awareness, strengthens the already dominant tendencies, thus causing unbalance, distortion. It is now that one has to become aware of the set and peculiar habits of thought-feeling which come with age, and by understanding them make away with them. Inward riches alone bring peace and joy.

Freedom from Fear
3/22/2015

Is it possible for the mind to empty itself totally of fear? Fear of any kind breeds illusion. Where there is fear there is obviously no freedom, and without freedom there is no love at all. And most of us have some form of fear; fear of darkness, fear of physical pain, fear of public opinion and so on.

So, what is important is to be aware of the whole process of oneself, to observe, to learn about your fear, and not ask how to get rid of it. When you merely want to get rid of fear, you will find ways and means of escaping from it, and so there can never be freedom from fear. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

You and I Are the Problem, Not the World

OHHCUTURE
The world is not something separate from you and me; the world, society, is the relationship that we establish or seek to establish between each other. So you and I are the problem, and not the world, because the world is the projection of ourselves, and to understand the world we must understand ourselves. That world is not separate from us; we are the world, and our problems are the world's problems. HOPPING IN BLACK W/ CREEPERS

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Being Related

REALiTi

              

Without relationship, there is no existence: to be is to be related. . . Most of us do not seem to realize this -- that the world is my relationship with others, whether one or many. What I am, that I project, and obviously, if I do not understand myself, the whole of relationship is one of confusion in ever-widening circles. So, relationship becomes a extraordinary importance, not with the so-called mass, the crowd, but in the world of family and friends, however small that may be. In a world of vast organizations, vast mobilizations of people, mass movements, we are afraid to act on a small scale; we are afraid to be little people clearing up our own patch. We say to ourselves, "What can I personally do? I must join a mass movement in order to reform."



On the contrary, real revolution takes revaluation of relationship -- that alone is real reformation, a radical, continuous revolution. We are afraid to begin on a small scale. Because the problem is so vast, we think we must meet it with large numbers of people, with a great organization, with mass movements. Surely, we must begin to tackle the problem on a small scale, and the small scale is me and you. When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery. We fill our hearts with blueprints for world reform and do not look to that one resolving factor, which is love.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We Are That Which We Possess

To understand relationship, there must be a passive awareness, which does not destroy relationship. On the contrary, it makes relationship much more vital, much more significant. Then there is in that relationship a possbility of real affection; there is a warmth, a sense of nearness, which is not mere sentiment or sensation. And if we can so approach or be in that relationship to everything, then our problems will be easily solved -- the problems of property, the problems of possession. Because, we are that which we possess. The man who possesses money is the money. The man who identifies himself with property is the property, or the house, or the furniture. Similarly with ideas, or with people; and when there is possessiveness, there is no relationship. But most of us possess because we have nothing else, if we do not possess. We are empty shells if we do not possess, if we do not fill our life with furniture, with music, with knowledge, with this or that. And that shell makes a lot of noise, and that noise we call living; and with that we are satisfied.When there is disruption, a breaking away of that, then there is sorrow because then you suddenly discover yourself as you are -- an empty shell, without much meaning. So, to be aware of the whole content of relationship is action; and from that action there is a possibility of true relationship, a possibility of discovering its great depth, its great significance, and of knowing what love is.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Ancient Language Release: ۞ Totem ۞

The image you have about a person, the image you have about your politicians, the prime minister, your god, your wife, your children -- that image is being looked at. And that image has been created through your relationship, or through your fears, or through your hopes. The sexual and other pleasures you have had with your wife, your husband, the anger, the flattery, the comfort, and all the things that your family life brings -- a deadly life it is -- have created an image about your wife or husband. With that image you look. Similarly, your wife or husband has an image about you. So the relationship between or husband, between you and the politician is really the relationship between these two images. Right? That is a fact. How can two images which are the result of thought, of pleasure and so on, have any affection or love? So the relationship between two individuals, very close together or very far, is a relationship of images, symbols, memories. And in that, how can there be real love?

Monday, March 16, 2015

How Can There Be Real Love?

The image you have about a person, the image you have about your politicians, the prime minister, your god, your wife, your children -- that image is being looked at. And that image has been created through your hopes. The sexual and other pleasures you have had with your wife, your husband, the anger, the flattery, the comfort, and all the things that your family life brings -- a deadly life it is -- have created an image about your husband or wife. With that image you look. Similarly, your wife or husband has an image about you. So the relationship between you and your wife or husband, between you and the politician is really the relationship between these two images. Right? That is a fact. How can two images which are really the result of thought, of pleasure and so on, have any affection or love? So the relationship between two individuals, very close together or very far, is a relationship of images, symbols, memories. And in that, how can there be real love?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

For The Weekend, xo

This week has been hectic. Between applying for a new position with a promising company, studying, comforting and caring for my 6 month old, and remaining balanced with my weekly objectives, I don't know where or how I managed to stop and catch a breath. I've tried my best to not allow stress to get the best of me, and have succeeded to the best of my ability. Things like the reading, daily affirmations and staying focused on daily goals assist me in doing so. This week during one of my reading sessions I discovered a couple of quotes that I would love to share with you all.


  •  "Give, and it will be given to you. . .for by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." 
  • Every action giving creates an opposite action of receiving and what you received is always equal to what you've given. Whatever you give out in life must return to you. It is the physics and the mathematics of the Universe. Life doesn't just "happen" to you; you receive everything in your life based on what you've given.

Intensity Free of All Attachment
March 14th, 2015

In the state of passion without a cause, there is intensity free of all attachment; but when passion has a cause, there is attachment, and attachment is the beginning of sorrow. Most of us are attached; we cling to a person, to a country, to a belief, to an idea, and when the object of our attachment is taken away or otherwise loses its significance, we find ourselves empty; insufficient, This emptiness we try to fill clinging to something else, which again becomes the object of our passion.

Relationship Is  A Mirror
March 15th, 2015

Surely, only in relationship the process of what I am unfolds, does it not? Relationship is a mirror in which I see myself as I am; but as most of us do not like what we are, we begin to discipline, either positively or negatively, what we perceive in the mirror of relationship. That is, I discover something in relationship, in the action of relationship, and I do not like it. So, I begin to modify what I do not like, what I perceive as being unpleasant. I want to change it -- which means I already have a pattern of what I should be. The moment there is a pattern of what I should be, there is no comprehension of what I am. The moment I have a picture of what I want to be, or what I should be, or what I ought not to be-- a standard according to which I want to change myself-- then, surely, there is no comprehension of what I am at the moment of relationship.

I think it is really important to understand this. for I think this is where most of us go astray. We do not want to know what we actually are at a given moment in relationship. If we are concerned merely with self-improvement, there is no comprehension of ourselves of ourselves, of what is. 


Friday, March 13, 2015

Craving Is Always Craving

To avoid suffering we cultivate detachment. Being forewarned that attachment sooner or later entails sorrow, we want to become detached. Attachment is gratifying, but perceiving the pain in it, we want to be gratified in another manner, through detachment. Detachment is the same as attachment as long as it yields gratification. So what we are really seeking is gratification; we crave to be satisfied by whatever means.

We are dependent or attached because it gives us pleasure, security, power, a sense of well-being, though in it there is sorrow and fear. We seek detachment also for pleasure, in order not to be hurt, not to be inwardly wounded. Our search is for pleasure, gratification. Without condemning or justifying we must try to understand this process, for unless we understand it there is no way out of our confusion and contradiction. Can craving ever be satisfied, or is it a bottomless pit? Whether we crave for the low or the high, craving is always craving, a burning fire, and what can be consumed by it soon becomes ashes; but craving for gratification still remains, ever burning, ever consuming, and there is no end to it. Attachment and detachment are equally binding, and both must be transcended.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To Be Alone


To be alone, which is not a philosophy of loneliness, is obviously to be in a sate of revolution against the whole setup of society- not only this society, but the communist society, the fascist, every form of society as organized brutality, organized power. And that means an extraordinary perception of the effects of power. Sir, have you noticed those soldiers rehearsing? They are not human beings any more, they are machines, they are your sons and my sons, standing there in the sun. This is happening here, in America, in Russia, and everywhere- not only at the governmental level, but also at the monastic level, belonging to monasteries, to orders, to groups who employ astonishing power. And it is only the mind which does not belong that can be a lone. And aloneness is not something to be cultivated. You see this? When you see all this, you are out, and no governor or president is going to invite you to dinner. Out of that aloneness there is humility. It is man, religious or ordinary, will never know what love is. So, if one sees all this, then one has this quality of total living and therefore total action. This comes through self-knowledge.
 



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Attachment is Escape



Just try to be aware of your conditioning. You can only know it indirectly, in relation to something else. You cannot be aware of your conditioning as an abstraction, for then it is merely verbal, without much significance. We are only aware of conflict. Conflict exists when there is no integration between challenge and response. This conflict is the result of our conditioning. Conditioning is attachment; attachment to work, to tradition, to property, to people, to ideas, and so on. If there were no attachment, would there be conditioning? Of course not. So through identification with it I become somebody. I identify myself with my work, and the work becomes important. I am my family, my property; I am attached to them. The object of attachment offers me the means to escape from my own emptiness. Attachment is escape, and it is escape that strengthens conditioning.




                                

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chicago, IL - MIDWAVE


Last week I got the opportunity to discover some really good new music. This Chicago duo  MIDWAVE, delivers indie dance, rock/pop music and  definitely have a well-rounded roster of remixes and original music under their belts. With official remixes for TV MANIA, Phantogram and PYYRAMIDS you will soon discover that these guys are no rookies. I've had the opportunity to talk to Kyle Brauch from this Chicago duo. Their most recent project, a self-titled EP mostly produced, mixed & mastered by Dan Konopka of OK Go, features the single "Up All Night".

"Up All Night", directed by Brandon Mackey, was also nominated for 'Best Music Video' at the 2014 Naperville Independent Film Festival. The band's full EP is available on iTunes, Amazon and most major digital retailers.

 Below you will find two tracks that I personally resonated with and links to all of their sites! 

Please refer to the links for booking >  > >











Face the Fact and See What Happens . . .

We have all had the experience of tremendous loneliness, where books, religion, everything is gone and we are tremendously, inwardly, lonely, empty. Most of us can't face that emptiness, that loneliness, and we run away from it. Dependence is one of the things we run to, depend on, because we can't stand being alone with ourselves. We must have the radio or books or talking, incessant chatter about this and that, about art and culture. So we come to that point when we know there is this extraordinary sense of self-isolation. We may have a very good job, work furiously, write books, but inwardly there is this tremendous vacuum. We want to fill that and dependence is one of the ways. We use dependence, amusement, church work, religions, drink, women, a dozen thingd to fill it up, cover it up. If we see that absolutely futile to try to cover it up, completely futile-- not verbally, not with conviction and therefore agreement and determination- but if  we see the total absurdity of it. . . then we are faced with a fact.

It is not a question of how to be free from dependence; that's not a fact; that's only a reaction to a fact. . . Why don't I face the fact and see what happens? The problem now arises of the observer and the observed. The observer says, "I am empty; I don't like it," and runs away from it. The observer says, "I am different from the emptiness." But the observer is the emptiness; it is not emptiness seen by an observer. The observer is the observed. There is a tremendous revolution in thinking, in feeling, when that takes place.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Attachment is Self-Deception

We are the things we possess, we are that to which we are attached. Attachment has no nobility. Attachment to knowledge is not different from any other gratifying addiction.. Attachment is self-absorption, whether at the lowest or at the highest level. It is an escape from the hollowness of the self. The things to which we are attached- property, people, ideas- become all-important, for without the many things which fill its emptiness, the self is not. The fear of not being make for possession; and fear breeds illusion, the bondage to conclusions. Conclusions, material or ideational, prevent the fruition of intelligence, the freedom in which alone reality can come into being; and without this freedom, cunning is taken for intelligence. The ways of cunning are always complex and destructive. It is self-protective cunning that makes for attachment; and when attachment causes pain, it is this same cunning that seeks detachment and finds pleasure in the pride and vanity of renunciation. The understanding of the ways of cunning, the ways of the self, is the beginning of intelligence

Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day

March 7, 2015
To Exploit Is to Be Exploited

As most of us seek power in one form or another, the hierarchical principle is established, the novice and the initiate, the pupil and the Master, and even among the Masters there are degrees of spiritual growth. Most of us love to exploit and be exploited, and this system offers the means, whether hidden or open. To exploit is to be exploited. The desire to use others for your psychological necessities makes for dependence, and when you depend you must hold, possess; and what you possess possesses you. 

Without dependence, subtle or gross, without possessing things, people, and ideas, you are empty, a thing of no importance. You want to be something, and to avoid the gnawing fear of being nothing you belong to this or that organization, to this or that ideology, to this church or that temple; so you are exploited, and you in your turn exploit. 




March 8, 2015
The Cultivation of Detachment

There is only attachment, there is no such thing as detachment. The mind invents detachment as a reaction to the pain of attachment. When you react to attachment by becoming "detached", you are attached to something else. So that whole process is one of attachment. You are attached to your wife or your husband, to your children; to ideas, to tradition, to authority, and so on; and your reaction to that attachment is detachment. The cultivation of detachment is the outcome of sorrow, pain, You want to escape from the pain of attachment, and your escape is to find something to which you think you can be attached. 

So there is only attachment, and it is a dense mind that cultivates detachment. All the books say, "Be detached," but what is the truth of the matter? If you observe your own mind, you will see an extraordinary thing--- that cultivating detachment, your mind is becoming attached to something else. 


This morning I would like to take the time to thank all of the women who have inspired, encouraged and helped me get to where I currently am in my life experience. Without all your love and care I wouldn't be as strong or smart as I am today. The women who are a part of my life are all very beautiful, inside and out, and I couldn't imagine what I would be like without their influence. Though it is true that most of the time I am tending to nature's and thy Cosmic Spirits guidance, we are all a part of the same spec in the Universe, 10 thousand light years in the past.

I intend that all the women on this planet continue holding themselves in the highest light. Take care of the Earth and the beings that surround you, use your creative and loving energy to make lasting changes here while you can.




Namaste Light Beings

Friday, March 6, 2015

Moxie Ique




This week I've had the opportunity to reconnect with a High School friend, Moxie Ique, who has turned out to be a skillful photographer/ visual artist. I haven't had the opportunity to meet with her in person, and intend to, but what she has shared with me over the last few days is not only engaging, but inspiring.

Her images are very intimate, vivid in color and in my opinion, lure you into a fascinating realm of this digital age. Her work speaks so much to me and I am glad we reconnected, in hopes of working together soon.

Here is a little information about her and what she does: 



How would you describe your theme and approach when you are shooting?

My theme for my photography I suppose, is whatever I am feeling. What I am going through at a moment in my life shows itself in my work. My early photography is often black and white or sepia. I use a lot of  value and chiaroscuro. I also softened my photos which gave them a sort of haze.

At this point my moods were a bit somber and quiet. My most recent work all has heavy saturation bright vivid colors and sharp images. I am in a more upbeat place with myself.  As far as my approach I love to play with angles. I will get low on the ground or stand above my subject. I will zoom in close and tilt my camera. It's all about what I feel speaks to my vision. 

What got you into photography and who would you say is your biggest influence in the field? 

I honestly can't say for certain what got me into photography, it's always just been something I've liked to do. My senior year in high school my mother bought me a camera. She has always supported my creative outlets. I have tried many things before, music, drawing and writing. I still do all of these things but enjoy my photography and editing the most. My biggest influences in the field would definitely be all of the other local artists. My city has such great artists. I could say some of the more well known photographers, such as Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovits, but I relate to things I know. I can connect more with someone who is from where I am and sees what I see. I love to look at other local artists and see their takes on things. This helps me learn and grow as an artist myself. 

For booking and inquires, please contact Moxie by email: whosthatmoxie@gmail.com 

You can view her photography on her Instagram page: @creatormoxie




Thursday, March 5, 2015

Become Deeply Aware [ ☯ ] Relationship

Become Deeply Aware
March 4, 2015

Dependence sets going the movement of aloofness and attachment, a constant conflict without comprehension, without a release. You must become aware of the process of attachment and dependence, become aware of it without condemnation, without judgement, and then you will perceive the significance of this conflict of opposites. If you become deeply aware and consciously direct thought to comprehend the full meaning of need, of dependence, your conscious mind will be open and clear about it; and then the subconscious, with its hidden motives, pursuits, and intentions, will project itself into the conscious. When this happens, you must study and understand each intimation of the subconscious. If you do this many times, becoming aware of the projections of the subconscious after the conscious has thought out the problem clearly as possible, then, even though you give your attention to other matters, the conscious and the subconscious will work out the problem of dependence, or any other problem. Thus, there is established a constant awareness, which will patiently and gently bring about integration; and if your health and diet are all right, this will in turn bring about fullness of being.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lion Song [ March ]



Good Morning to you all! I am excited to be making this post today, on my 1 year Anniversary with Christopher Jarvis. This man has supported me through so much over the last year, filled all of my days with love and inspiration, empowered me to be so much better and work hard to accomplish the goals I desire to achieve. Each day he offers me advice and suggestions that I know will shape me into a even more dynamic being. Forever thanking you for all your positive energy and light.

Above is a remix done by him of Bjork's "Lionsong". Please enjoy!

March

Dependence~ Attachment~ Relationship~ Fear

March 1, 2015
A Free Mind Has Humility
Have you ever gone into the question of psychological dependence? If you go into it very deeply, you will find that most of us are terribly lonely. Most of us have such shallow, empty minds. Most of us do not know what love means. So, out of that loneliness, out of that insufficiency, out of the privation of life, we are attached to something, attached to family; we depend upon it. A mind that is dependent is not free.

You need to be free, because you will see that a mind that is free has a essence of humility. Such a mind, which is free and therefore has humility, can learn- not a mind that resists. Learning is an extraordinary thing- to learn, not to accumulate knowledge. Accumulating knowledge is quite a different thing. What we call knowledge is comparatively easy, because that is a movement from the known to the known. But to learn is a movement from the known to the unknown- you learn only like that, do you not?


 
March 2, 2015
We Never Question the Problem of Dependence
Why do we depend? Psychologically, inwardly, we depend on a belief, on a system, on a philosophy; we ask another for a mode of conduct; we seek teachers who while give us a way of life which will lead us to some hope, some happiness. So we are always, are we not, searching for some kind of dependence, security. 
If we depend on another for our security, for our inward well-being, there arise out of that dependence innumerable problems, and then we try to solve those problems- the problems of attachment. But we never question, we never go into the problem of dependence itself. Perhaps if we can really intelligently, with full awareness, go into this problem, then we may find that dependence is not the issue at all- that it is only a way of escaping from a deeper fact.
 
March 3, 2015
There is Some Deeper Factor That Makes us Depend
We know we depend- on our relationship with people or on some idea or on a system of thought. 
Why?
. . . Actually, I do not think dependence is the problem; I think there is some other deeper factor that makes us depend. And if we can unravel that, then both dependence and the struggle for freedom will have very little significance; then all the problems which arise through dependence will wither away. So, what is the deeper issue? Is it that the mind abhors, fears, the idea of being alone? And does the mind know that state which it avoids? So long as that loneliness is not really understood, felt, penetrated, dissolved- whatever word you may like to use- so long as that sense of loneliness remains, dependence is inevitable, and one can never be free; one can never find out for oneself that which is true, that which is religion.