Questions: What is Spirituality?

When we hear the word spirituality, some equate this with religion others equate it with practices such as meditating or yoga, or something like that. To me in in it’s simplest form it shares the same definition as art, spirituality is freedom of expression, freedom to express what the waters of the creative potential can channel through your individual pipeline. So as my definition of art is personal expression, spirituality is living art, the expression of life.

I posted this poem before but here it is again:

The Living Expressionist

– Everywhere you go you paint…

Suppose,
I was to give you a paintbrush,
And ask you to paint a picture,
That was worth a thousand words.
What story would it tell?
To all those who observed.

Would it tell of fiction in its lines,
Of friendship within its colors,
Broken sorrow in its skies?

Of great trees
grown from the seeds of success
Of judgement:
guilt or innocence.
Of clarity from the waters deep
A pillow where my thoughts can sleep.

Pouring over pedestrian faces
Would I see a gambler of fate?
Could I analyze the brush strokes
to reveal feelings which motivate
Was it love or hate?
Or maybe fear.

Fear of losing that which you try to capture
So you continue painting faster,
faster, until the piece is done.
Its worn, tattered texture tell
How many ages ago
this paint had dried as well.

Would it echo back to me
With the voice of reason,
What you’ve seen through solemn eyes?
Would I find within its shadows,
the shadow of a lie?

All while gazing through its windows,
At the inner workings of your mind.

And if everyone in the world had a brush,
Which picture would they paint of you?
Which one would be most accurate,
Within so many points of view.

 

 

The Human Organism

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

A nation or world of people who will not use their intelligence are no better than mere beasts of burden who do not have intelligence and are steaks on the table by choice and consent. – Mayer Amschel Rothschild of the Rothschild Banking family (harsh but it strikes a point)

Wherein men and women allow themselves to be coerced by means of fear into giving up liberty, no matter how justified they may believe it to be, they will never find freedom. Laws, and restrictions have yet to prove themselves be an effective counter-measure to unsatisfying conditions, as illustrated by the numerous laws passed and the persisting conditions and seemingly worsening conditions of today. Legislature only serves those with agendas written in the fine print and makes it harder for those who abide by it to keep lawful, for those who don’t it remains much the same: they never intended to nor do they care how many laws are passed. There is no need to go creating enemies, It is the underlying problems that need addressing and no amount of paperwork will ever solve that.

Humanity needs to start thinking of itself as an organism, and to address the various cancers and illnesses within that organism, and not by means of stigmatization, ostracizing, or dissecting but by healing those areas that need healing. Wherein they allow themselves to be silenced on any grounds (especially under the false taboo premise of respect) the voice of freedom does not ring. As cells of the human body, people have become disconnected, isolated, no longer in communication with other cells. The sharing of ideas, working together, and cooperative practices are the only thing that will solve these problems. Not one big-brained guy who will sit down and hash everything out for you nor will any elected official. People blame names and faces, look beyond names and faces for the meaning. It is not the players but the game itself that is fundamentally flawed. Names change, players change, but the game remains much the same. Revolution is to revolve in a circle, it is time to evolve, to expand outwards.

Try not to create enemies as many do, all you need do is co-operate with each other find what you have in common instead of differences, and figure out what world in which you wish to live. This can be done in scales, start with what you can change in your life, then work your way up from there, community, country, world. Simultaneously if your officials truly cared about you they would realize that power needs to be decentralized back to the people. Emanate some love into the world by embodying it, and that does not mean being happy all the time, a little compassion will make the world a better place.

If you have a party of 5 working independently that work will take much longer than if the five were to give about 20% of their effort to each other. On extreme home makeover they raise house in 7 days, that shows you the power of teamwork and communication.

The solution to any problem is not to be anti-anything that is to create resistance, label one hand good the other evil and try to force them through each other. The path of least resistance is the greatest, that means starving what you don’t like (starve the beast) and supporting that which you do. Non-violence, would be to slide your hands alongside each arm. No need to fight a bully for the sandbox, just play somewhere else, and when enough do this, the bully will have to either join you or play alone.

Now liberate, liberate, liberate…

The Truth will set you free

Be your own leaders

There are many lies today, lies wrapped in lies, covered in lies, coated with more lies, beneath media fed, publicly swallowed lies. All too often people find some glimmer of truth spouted from the mouth of some other and take that person to be a beacon of truth. The problem lies in where they make a mistake you are misled. Be your own leader and find your own truth, see what makes sense to you and what doesn’t add up. There are as many truths and lies as there are words to make them.

The organizations, technologies, and authorities that were once meant to serve the people are now are served by the people. The truth lies in the shadow of a lie, everywhere that lie goes the truth follows. The question is the tool that unveils the lie. The discrepancy or contradictions soon reveal what did and did not happen  The truth needs no defending, it is like a lion, and can fend for itself. It only needs be freed and in turn it will set you free.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing.

Where silent heroes find their voice…

Check out this man’s blog for some interesting perspectives.

https://stevepieczenik.com/blog.html

I would also like to take the time to point out that I am not Jesus, or a messiah or prophet or anything of the like, in case anyone believed that.

Look beyond people and faces, and idols for the words, look behind the words for the meaning….and the sincerity.