Thank you @hey_pook for capturing this moment in my performance Nacimos en Jaulas. Abrimos las Alas y Volamos, 2018. Part of Cuerpos Unidos at @vpam_arts with support from @calartsredcat and a part of this year’s @pstinla Festival: Live Art LA/LA. .
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Yesterday was a portal. Sublime and incredibly powerful cycles of energy, time, connections, love and magic. Love you so much Los Angeles. More documentation of Cuerpos Unidos coming soon!
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∞ It is both my perspective and experience that we are immersed in a stratified unity of many orders of intelligence. Their nature and accessibility explosively surpass anything we have dreamed of as possibly existing in heaven, the sky, or elsewhere. In fact, the piercing irony is that our species, which is to say our kind of animal, is a direct expression of these intelligences. More, still… it is their »summation vehicle; a creature who, participating in »all of these strata, becomes something like a superposition. Yet this glorious possibility is everywhere co-opted, counterfeited, and sold back to us as models of reality and ideas that furiously deny both our understanding and access to the birthrights of our human incarnation.
A living world is the most astonishing ‘thing’ in all of timespace. Its natures are anciently, provocatively intelligent, and its organs… the living places and organisms… are the standing wave-body of relational intimacies whose age and sophistication are unimaginable. Yet our minds are made of the direct expression of these delicately profound histories and relationships. They have a story we have never been bold or perceptive enough to discover, and that ‘story of stories’ is the basis of every replacement-fiction we have become addicted to.
It is as if a living world is a crystalization of all of the possible modes and forms of intelligence »in all of time, happening ‘all at once’ in endless specific temporalities (speeds), bodies (local constellations of organisms and relationships) and… this activity emerges in our experience as »the possibility of minds such as ours. Our minds are born to ‘travel’ in a dimension we have overlooked: that of living intelligences. This ‘dimension’ leads to every place in time and being, it is intimately linked to every moment of every mind in all of time… and this is the gift of the world we actually inhabit, however crude or confused our understanding of this.
It is for this reason I say that although we are born and may acquire the minimal appearances of humanness … we are born as potential; incomplete. To become human we must discover our true nature, and this nature defies nearly all of our language, concepts and culture… explicitly, explosively, and continuously. We speak of progress or intelligence while producing the opposites; we hear of enlightenment or liberty… most often in the cages of ideas that, should we acquire them… will simply deprive us of these virtues. To become human we must discover, together, the actual nature of our living world and the histories and relationships that, from that world, gave birth to our minds.
We are pregnant with modes of intelligence we have never imagined. And all that we sought in heaven or ‘the future’ or space… is explicitly and passionately exceeded by that which, as a species, we ignore: the living libraries of our world, and the organisms and relationships that comprise them. These are, it turns out, extensions of our own bodies… and our minds are the summation vessels of their anciently conserved promise… and prodigy.
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I got my first job at 13-years-old so this year’s birthday will mark 20 YEARS I’ve been working in one capacity or another.
Encouraged by my mother, having a job at a young age gave me a strong work ethic and I still love making money – not in a horrible capitalist kind of way, money isn’t everything, but it is one hell of an enabler.
Having a job at 13 taught me what real roll-up-your-sleeves hard work is and how to value my worth.
Every teenager should experience real world work as it prepares you up for the harsh realities of real life and how to survive.
4 Startups I’m Working With This Month:
1. UK Startup Staylists Partners With Mail Travel To Launch Mail Breaks.
2. UK Lifestyle App Zaboo Gets To Number 1 In The App Store, Beating Tinder, Bumble And Snapchat.
3. Global Nomadic Launches 2018 Scholarship Fund With UK and US Universities.
4. FJF Jewellery Launches To Provide A New Kind Of Jewellery Experience.
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It’s all becoming easier. I can breathe.
I’ve spent so much of my life, pushing myself to succeed, believing that I needed to prove myself, prove my worthiness, prove my deservingness of ease, of joy, of prosperity.
I was fronting on the outside, breaking on the inside.
Yet something has happened.
I’m finding slowness. I’m finding stillness.
I’m finding spaciousness and richness in the moments where I prioritize pausing and feeling what is arising in me.
Noticing within myself:
I’m feeling sad. What do I need?
I’m overwhelmed. What’s happening inside of me?
I’m ecstatic. How do I create more of this in my life?
I have heard, for many years, that the key to more easefully magnetize and create that which I desire, is to do less.
I am surrendering.
Having resisted for so long, assuming that that mentality was something that was true for others, but not for me.
And yet now, I am here, witnessing the instantaneous response from the Universe about what is possible in my business and in my life when I prioritize joy.
More magic. More money. More joy. More peace.
More time and space to feel the tenderness and resilience of my being as it moves and flows through different states and colors on the spectrum of aliveness.
I am grateful, and excited, for all that is coming, and for all that is already here. Aho.
I find it fascinating that the people we most desire to connect with are often the people with whom we have the most difficulty being ourselves. Yet the people that we feel no attraction or charge towards are the people with whom we feel most at ease in authentic expression, our wants and needs.
Imagine what it would feel like to be able to take the energy we experience with those that do not feel like “high stakes relationships” and transfer them to those relationships where it feels like something is at stake.
If we can be at ease in one dynamic, it is possible for us to find ease and flow in all dynamics. The only distinction is the story we create in our mind about why it’s not safe to be completely honest about who we are.
The key is to learn how to become masters of our own energetic state and inner world, so our emotional well-being is not determined by the people outside of us, but rather confidence and trust in our inner experience.
P.S. I’m running an Intimacy Energetics Workshop on Saturday, January 27th from 5-8pm at Heartspace Studios Fairfax, that teaches practices for staying grounded in our own bodies, boundaries and desires as we connect and cultivate intimacy with the opposite sex.
The workshop is open to 12 people (6 men, 6 women). Cost to attend is $100 per individual, $175 per couple. If you want to learn more, private message me and we can set up a time to connect. Reflections of people who’ve attended past workshops are in the comments below.
Spend time reading this article. It will help you improve yourself
“The desire to achieve and to demonstrate perfection is not simply stressful; it can also be fatal, according to the British journalist Will Storr. His forthcoming book, “Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us” (Overlook), opens, alarmingly, with a chapter on suicide. Storr is disturbed by the prevalence of suicide in the United States and Britain, and blames the horror and shame of failing to meet the sky-high expectations we set for ourselves. He cites surveys that show that adolescent girls are increasingly unhappy with their bodies, and that a growing number of men are suffering from muscle dysmorphia; he interviews psychologists and professors who describe an epidemic of crippling anxiety among university students yoked to the phenomenon of “perfectionist presentation”—the tendency, especially on social media, to make life look like a string of enviable triumphs. Storr confesses that he, too, is dogged by self-loathing and suicidal thoughts. “We’re living in an age of perfectionism, and perfection is the idea that kills,” he writes. “People are suffering and dying under the torture of the fantasy self they’re failing to become.”
“In the weeks after the spreadsheet was exposed, my life changed dramatically. I lost friends: some who thought I had been overzealous, others who thought I had not been zealous enough. I lost my job, too. The fear of being exposed, and of the harassment that will inevitably follow, has dominated my life since. I’ve learned that protecting women is a position that comes with few protections itself.”
How very, very quaint!!
Notwithstanding and nonetheless – “WHERE WERE ALL OF YOU “USEFUL” IDIOTS DURING EIGHT YEARS OF WHAT’S HIS NAME, the latest among the ilk of the super-rich ex-U.S. Presidents?”
Oh. That’s right. THAT never happened during the 2009 to 2016 interregnum between Republican Presidents. Those were the years of Peaches and Cream. How soon we forget.