Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gaiad Theory Intro 1

Glass Ceiling -3rd and Pine

When i started fashionRIP, i had no idea i would end up playing with a theory of "everything."  This sounds absurdly grand (and out from under the Physics department, so nervy) and yet because it is about connections, relationships and expanding consciousness to expand possibilities, it covers an immense range. "Everything" expands as well, thus it remains wide open.

With fashionRIP as a catalyst, i learned to plan for and set do-able temporary goals. This strengthened my risk/faith muscles. The more i learned, the more challenging and challenged the projects. I learned i must change to accommodate new knowledge. So what started out as an eco fashion arts collusion is now moving deeper into the core of why, who and what we are.

I am a mother and a new grandmother. I was taught to trust in the USA , at times i altered my course to suit the "real world's"  demands. There were rebel years, but even so, i had faith in this thing called (N) America.  Then that trust started to really erode. The sell, the system, the Dream all failed to add up to what i was actually experiencing, hearing and seeing.

As i dealt with this cognitive dissonance, i delved into more documentaries, more history, more science, more economics.  As i shifted my vision, everything started to change  This is still an experiment, but now i am far enough along to share results past the individual projects.

I know we thrive with change (adults this means no dumping these issues on the young, shame on you!) and apply what we know, even when it is counter to years of conditioned responses.  We can throw out the dogma and spread our wings, we can fly, evolve and we had better.

The gift in all this is how alive one feels when going down a path that our curiosity, passions and joy unfolds. Yes, at times it feels lonely, separating from the herd has a down side.  This is probably what forces us to share, so there you are, that curse and blessing juxtapose. See, we already know a lot of this stuff, we just don't act on it, we fear the cat calls of the herd or ?.

I also believe we should decide to remain inquisitive. We can continue to learn from as many disciplines/teachers/mentors/guides/friends/loved ones/acquaintances/events -as much we can handle. Every field, every person, every experience has viable, healthy and corrupt information files. That is ok, the more you learn the easier it is to sort it all out. This is fun, we are born to embrace the aha moments.

Our current education system (USA) is a hierarchical projection of Newtonian material and mechanistic (tech rules) philosophy and as such appears ill equipped to handle these new ideals. This means that though we are in this together, right now we need new ways to spread the info until it is safe enough for the herd and herders.

On getting back to finding personal paths and experimenting with the life you have now, some of my personal background story may be helpful. Everyone is different, but if you take a few minutes to assemble vibrant memories and jot them down,  you will have some starter pieces of the puzzle that will help you navigate. Explore a while, dabble, take classes, go out of your way, stray out of your comfort zzzzzone, wake up to the moment. Even when you feel silly, laugh and do it anyway. It's just a friggin' experiment, relax.

I started writing the story of Isa and Lucas as a fashionRIP Project. I liked the idea of the Ice Queen thawing out in the global warming and then having to deal with her demons, Lucas being one of them -as this is a discomfort-able love story.  I saw their path towards co-creative love as a metaphor for healthy global unity.

That was rich on its own. It was a great way to introduce the gift into what looks to me like a massive economic/elitist agreement to ignore the consequences of ignorance; to save face, justify positions and fortify the reflective materialist model (aka defending the turf).

All this feather fluffing, teeth baring and raging charges are classic, understandable, forgivable and best of all, stoppable. (My Q: How do we not see this for what it is?)

 Weaving history into science into art into life, becomes what it will.

The "Journey to the Center of Being" (now part one of Isa - Ice Queen) emerged when i realized that getting Isa and Lucas to unite connected to some of the issues in my personal life.

Well that was interesting. My process of aligning project, product, service had jumped it's "work world" borders.  The interactive network expanded (micro to macro) now everything matters more.

Example: For several years i have been  trying to understand the love i have for a man that made no sense, that grew after the damage was done and confused me to the core. In trying to solve the puzzle, i opened my heart/mind  to allow for more emotional, spiritual connection. I accepted to feel all the pain, doubt, extreme joy and serendipity and i asked the uni-verse for help.  My barricades started to tumble...funny, because i thought the wall was his alone.

This helped me see how my own truths were embedded in cultural stories and how they distorted my world view.  This pissed me off. I realized i had been trying to be me and live up to an image of what me should be, based on some very arrogant ignorant agendas that got handed down over the years.  Cloaked in words like tradition, custom and the way the world works...period, they color perception, create beliefs, many of them false, more.These parasites live through us. What the hell! 

So I had to figure out another way to "navigate." I started dancing with the uni-verse and that was cool. Then i realized i had to be a worthy partner, that after the dance there was homework. This is an interactive relationship and i learned to prep for the next dance.  I think the uni-verse likes to mix it up, even the lesson repeats are uniquely formatted. 

I also started deconstructing western mythology.  This started as a way for Isa to see her self in all the stories, and as a means to untangle my own truth from classic dogma. Aside from the general obvious I wanted to understand more about a "knowing" experience i had a few years ago. Looking up at the aforementioned enigmatic man, i "heard" that he was "the one i have  been waiting for all my life."  Then the real crazee. "He is my king."

See,  i don't think like that, not at all! So what was going on?  What was the source? This remains a mystery.

(I later discovered the word king has roots in common with kin or of one's clan or tribe  (this "other" is like self) which is interesting as Amit Goswami calls love an expression of acceptance from the immune system.) 

I dared not share this experience with anyone except my mom. Many of us have been taught that "reason" smashes intuition, thinking is stronger than feeling and "it isn't real if you can't prove it." That no longer resonates.  Fear stopped me when it mattered most, but now i am ready to write my way through this as best i can, Honesty and vulnerability go hand in hand, this is Isa courage.

FYI: What i imagine doesn't come from the place that this "knowing" does. Mind is more than brain and we are more than we are taught to think we are. So there it is. Whatever it is.

 to be continued. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Gaia Rhythm

 Photo of tags on paper torn from "Take What You Need" anon posts around my neighborhood.  The timing was sublime and i so appreciate who ever put them up! Thank you, you are why i continue this path .

I dropped The Gaia Rhythm phrase at a healing/spiritual meeting the other day, so wanted to develop the definition before it got hi-jacked or misappropriated. Sad to even think this way, but there it is. The competitive angle is being so pushed by the olde skool believers that the many are trapped in the barrage without realizing that normal itself is "sold" to us all.  In the meantime nabbing something intentionally or not happens (think Tesla, not that this is like his work just that certain parties get away with hijacks because they are on good terms with gatekeepers and the gated)

Gaia Rhythm is the energy, the flow that nature pulses with, that sustains us and the whole of the world, more. It is how and why we manifest our creative impulses and watch them materialize –become real. The ideas, concepts and the constructs that we build by acting on them are energy outcomes that grow the possibilities or collapse them. Balance is key and intent and purpose need to be more than this current for profit mindfck.

A for profit focus is a focus on a manmade abstraction that sustains itself by creating ever more bullshit in kind. Voila the banking disasters, the pillaging of countries and the gain of the 1%. When markets are controlled, manipulated and raped, when ecosystems, water, air is contaminated and soils destroyed all via an abstract reality, we should step back and ask what the hell are we doing? Some of us are.

Losing meaning, losing self, losing whole areas of consciousness and possibility for the sake of a reflected glory trip is such a diminishment of being. This creates less ability to do, as choices appear to dwindle when probabilities are manipulated to fulfill agendas. Thus a spiral down, a de-evolution. Like the wrong direction.

Gaia Rhythm is part of the feminine domain. This is according to years of cultural inheritance, so I am retaining it for simplicities sake. There is an apparent reason here, as wombs harbor new life and mothers have an intimate connection with the chaos of birth.
When she says yes to the process, a mother allows life to have its way with her. This is about having faith.

Gaia Rhythm is about life mixing it up with consciousness and is how we appreciate the "who" we are at the time we are alive on the planet. Gaia Rhythm is inextricably linked to the evolutionary process. It is an interactive, interrelating vibration. It has a wide range of frequencies, many we do not know or understand. Many we are learning about, abusing and distorting with cell phone towers, dirty electricity and the plethora of energy hi-jacked for commercially instigated addictions, nurtured for profit, ah -time out?.

Why be this way? The whole game (full of systems designed for and by the biggest players) is just made up, so why not make up one that better fits the super real world that we are discovering? We know enough now to know we know so very little.

The world wasn't flat no matter how loud and powerful the believers at the time of the belief.

Because now, once again, humans are wrong  But this time we are at a harm makers zenith. The clumsy bullheaded way we have trampled upon each other, other species, the whole of this planet and beyond, is nothing to crow about. That we have failed to fully understand or appreciate the lessons from the calamities of the past is probably why so many of us are feeling stressed, anxious or otherwise un-well.

It is time to stand up to the ignorance that the "all for profit" model rigidly adheres to. Because it is Whack. It is out of alignment with life itself, pointless abstract....vacant.

Gaia Rhythm is the energy, joy, life flow of sensory experiences. It is why love feels good, why hugs matter, why another's pain affects us. We are tuned in for this, we are wired to life. And yes, when we hook into a digital corresponding "sense"  we perceive it as experience but we do not experience the total of possibility in the moment and therefore are starving our imaginal cells, snagging the leaps and boxing the choices from all possibilities, in ever smaller containers.

Digital friends and ear buds are sensual abstractions. They are good additions but hardly more than that.  Like foods processed for shelf life with chemically altered tastes, smells and colors that do not support our bodies health, our "souls' need sustenance via tangible explorations. Just as our bodies need whole real foods to nourish them our body spirits thrive in the creative chaos of the life flow.

So how did this happen?

Methinks this goes back to the original divide between God and Nature, male and female. This beginning of hierarchy systems building has lead us to this rather vapid, cold mechanistic technocratic (insane?) worldview that seems to adhere to a "super control is the way to go" (Fascism, monarchism, dictatorship -thought we left this stuff behind-think again!) model. Changing hands,  players and terms throughout the known history has not really changed the patterns.

From the quantum perspective, this boils down to a loss of probable choices based on an autocratic, abstract reality we living things are being forced to accept by becoming ever more dependent on the corporations (aka no "one" at home) that control and distribute our experiences and means to survive as biological creatures on the planet.

Playing this game out to the finish results in no real winners. Like, after all the tricks, the sleight of hand, the blood, gore, pain and arrested ego development, after all the lands are tortured and humans are wasted, when the last giant falls, what is the payoff?

Since there is no love in domination and i suspect that is what we really all want/need above everything, well this is a really big OOPS.

Ok just for the experience, stop sometime today, put thought of future and past on hold (it'll be there later :_) and breathe deep, do some yoga, take a brisk walk, not for the exercise but to feel your body. Appreciate the movement, the cells and you will start to "get" that Gaia Rhythm flow. This isn't just brain talk, this is you in bio connect, feeling and sending positive energy. This is bio ecstasy, it is real and it matters