― Daniel Duane, Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast (p.99)”
I awoke with a desire to create, moisture in the air, and a yearning for beauty. I created the image below after an epiphanous dream that I believe was inspired by reading a surfing excerpt from Daniel Duane's A Surfer's Year on the California Coast shortly before bed.
"I thought how, with the peeling wave as an ideal of perfection, the surfer's object of passion becomes the very essence of ephemerality-not a thing to be owned or a goal to be attained but rather a fleeting state to inhabit. So much more of my time, after all, passed in the dreaming and searching than in the actual riding of waves; so much more time spent driving the coast and floating between sets. Of a whole year of devotion, probably no more than a day was spent truly on my feet and surfing, so I couldn't view such a moment as this without an ardent, frustrated desire, a near-religious craving for wholeness. Unlike so many other passions: while on might, I suppose, wish for a bloom to remain in blossom, for a ripening grape to hang always on the vine-yearnings John Keats made his own, for fleeting beauty and youth, the understandably hopeless hope that we might freeze our world's better moments-the wave's plenitude is rather in the peeling of the petal, the very motion of the falling fruit."
― Daniel Duane, Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast (p.99)”
Tonight (August 18th) , join us at the Radiance Golden Dome in Austin, TX under the Full Sturgeon Moon for an evening of beautiful music, dancing, funky beats, harmonized tones, beat boxing, flute, drum, and high vibrations with Aum Prakash.
We are not going to demonstrate the Lucid Light; we will attend as observers, participants, and celebrants of life! Join us for an engaging family-friendly event. We welcome Aum Prakash as he travels from Hawaii to present the beauty and rhythm of life in a format you have likely never experienced.
From my core, up my spine
Through my head
The power of our being is multiplied
Separation is but perception
And the miracle we all are
Vibrates with beauty, magic, and wonder.
Love each other
We are I
I am We
Daily Meditation Routine
Creating and maintaining a daily meditation routine is a gentle way to come to understand oneself more fully and, by extension, how to be more comfortable, present, and effective in our internal and external universes.
In our worlds of hurry and competition, it can be easy to lose track of the importance of turning inward. We often value the wisdom and insight of others above that available within our own consciousness. Taking a few minutes a day to quiet the mind can have tremendous impact on our psychology and our physiology. Those few moments of stillness can provide access to the quiet whispers of the mind that provide clarity, insight, and direction.
Many find physical activities to be integral to creating a daily routine as better physical health lends itself to greater mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Finding balance with physical activities is also important. Your body can look amazing and everyone else will think you are healthy, but if you are out of balance, you are less effective on impacting what's within you and what impacts you from the outside.
When examining consciousness, we would be remiss not to speak of death and what we think happens to our consciousness when we make the final transition in this plane.
We want to introduce you to a friend with an expansive experience practicing and teaching meditation who has written a book called Overcoming the Fear of Death, Kelvin Chin.
As a teacher of meditation for 40 years, Kelvin Chin has deep experience in the field of self-development, and brings a refreshing "pragmatic idealist" approach, grounded in "knowing oneself," to his work in legal services, business development, mediation, meditation, and overcoming the fear of death.
He has been working with audiences on death and dying issues since the 1980's and has taught numerous seminars for the healthcare industry, was a Long Term Care Ombudsman for the California Department of Aging, and a co-founder of the Center For Medical Ethics and Mediation.
His book is unique. He outlines 4 belief systems regarding death that underlie all religions and cultures. His approach is nonreligious and aims to increase readers' understandings about death through their own lens of belief without creating a need to modify their individual belief structures to reduce their fear of death.
He explains 4 Main Belief Systems About Death:
1) No Belief in Afterlife
2) Afraid of Heaven or Hell
3) Looking Forward to Heaven
4) Belief in Past Lives
He walks people through the process using personal stories from friends and family in a way that humanizes the subject, making the book a ‘fun read.’
Kelvin has taught meditation in living rooms, schools, businesses worldwide for 40 years and does work with individuals in person and via phone, Internet, and Skype. Kelvin has taught more than 1,000 people from extremely diverse socio-economic groups an easy-to-learn technique of naturally Turning Within with no concentration or religious affiliation required.
May beauty burst forth from each of us, releasing us from the bondage of not being enough.
Within the depths of our being reside answers to all the questions--asked and unasked.
Embrace the expansive universe of possibility, wonder, connectivity,
and community available to us all.
There are no ordinary moments!
This has been a great week for us. The people we meet continually impress us with how ready and hungry they are to truly connect. We find ourselves being more mindful of being more mindful because of the beings who find their way to our office; constantly reminded that each person is a mirror for us and is there for a reason. We are entertained and educated by the increasing amount of synchronicity and insight that comes from each new person we have the opportunity of connecting with.
As exciting and full as today was, I created this: It is part of a series I've been working on entitled, "Insight".
Here's to the new day that brings shiny new mirrors for us that enhance our ability to be accountable to ourselves and our community and to act with empathy and understanding in everything that we do. May our connections find as much insight and healing by interacting with us as we do by our experiences with them.
Recently, we met with and shared the Lucid Light with people from three countries and four U.S. states. Each meeting was impactful on us and, I believe, on them. We met with people from extremely diverse lifestyles and socio-economic backgrounds, each looking to expand their personal meditation practices, but beyond that, to identify more fully with who they are as human beings and part of humanity.
My sweetheart was doing her best to understand as I gushed about my experiences with the Lucid Light. She looked at me as if I lost a number of my few remaining marbles. I shared what each of the light programs I tried “felt” like. Attempting to explain the numerous, vibrant, indescribable colors, the sacred geometry, the visions, and a sudden acceptance of the possibility of a multi-verse.
With each new sentence out of my mouth, I could see that she was trying to blink away her disbelief and embrace the crazy words coming out of my mouth. She listened to me as I told her of warm sensations; reminiscent of happy childhood memories, sacred geometry beyond my wildest dreams, and a sense that no matter what — everything is O.K..
I don’t think she was convinced by my words, but the changes I exhibited caught her attention. The first recognizable alteration to my typical state was noticeable when calling her right after my first full Lucid Light session. She was taken by how calmly I interacted with her on the phone while I was in the passenger seat of a friend’s car as she closely tailgated the car in front of us in heavy snow, during rush hour. I stayed calm and quiet about her driving... really calm.
As days passed, my words and actions indicated an extended manifestation of the impacts of the light. It became apparent that she was becoming more certain about our potential purchase. Then Samantha said to me, "We need to find a way to bring this light back to Austin. We have friends and family who could really benefit."
In December of 2014, I received a call from my best friend from college. She had just met a young lady in San Francisco who introduced her to an amazing new technology, the Lucia N°03 (A hypnagogic light and meditation appliance). She spent the next one and a half hours detailing her 45 minute experience. She attempted to share what her experience was like: What she saw, heard, felt, and numerous attempts to explain what she encountered. It lead her to a peaceful loss for words.
As she was concluding her call, she said, “I think if I were to do this once a month, I’d flat be a better person.” That stopped me dead in my tracks. She is one of the most amazing women I’ve ever known. I was intrigued to the point of looking at airfares to fly over a thousand miles to try it myself. This may not sound like much to many of you, but I swore off non-mandatory air travel years ago and those close to me know how adamant I have been about it. To my surprise, I found myself flying from Austin, TX to Boulder, CO about two weeks later to meet up with my guide to the light. Allison turned out to be a delightful young lady who I readily identified with. She made me feel at home, bought me breakfast, drove me back to her office, made me herbal tea, and answered lots of questions I had about this amazing technology. Then, it was time.
I put on headphones and positioned myself comfortably on her couch, under a light that looks something like this:
Even after being told detail after detail of my friend’s experience, having all of my questions answered by my guide, and thinking I knew what I might experience, I still really had no idea what I was about to experience.
Do you ever wake up with a drive to create? Yesterday was filled with sessions, emails, tearing down a small building, making callbacks, creating a new brochure and accomplishing numerous cleaning tasks around our home. When the dust settled, I carved some time to create. Most works you see on my site are created by us.
I was not a digital artist until experiencing the Lucid Light. I began trying to reproduce the dramatic, colorful, mandala-like designs I saw. Initially, I started with platonic solids that I rotated on an axis and I began adding layers, then colors. The learning curve on each piece of art and each additional piece of software I use to produce my visions feels like it becomes longer and steeper with each step. Admittedly, I love the challenge and each piece is as much fun as it is challenging
The Kaleidoscope was created in February of this last year, as we were waiting for our to arrive. I found it very reminiscent of some of my experiences under the light. It's an attempted recreation of some of the intricate, colorful designs and colors from early light sessions.
The Sacred Geometry of Fire was created last night as I applied ice to my building demolishing muscles. To me, it creates a sensation of the heat and magic of the day and the cool mathematics of the movement of the night sky while capturing the expansion of the unity of the two.
Each day opens up new channels of insight, understanding, and inspiration. Meditations engage the self in journeys of creativity, insight, and accountability. These journeys often impress, intrigue, and inspire an additional desire to search further within. An increase in the amount of empathy being produced is unavoidable.
Lucid Light LLC
We hope to share our understandings, adventures, travels, and research with you regarding the Lucia N°03.