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)”
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
Sorry for the late notification, we recently received verification that we would be participating in "Ritual" tonight. We are taking our traveling light and heading to the KIVA Lounge & Bar in San Marcos, Texas tonight! I might even bring some of my consciousness expanding psychedelic art to share with my fellow artists and Ritual goers.
Ritual is a monthly live art and music event held in beautiful San Marcos for the purpose of sharing, generating, and celebrating culture. Please come join us in the frequencies and rhythms of the evening and show support for your local artists, music producers, and craft makers in the last big Ritual event before the intensity of the new semester takes hold.
This month's Ritual gathering is filled with an amazing collection of music, visual arts, craft makers, and art lovers and creators of many walks. We have been asked to bring the Lucia no.3 Lucid Light and are excited to showcase it at Kiva tonight. As the organizers say, It'll "give you a tasty gulp of the local awesomeness of Central Texas!" If you are in the San Marcos Area tonight, stop in!
A quick clip from their invite: "We strive to bring you local dance music and jamtronica acts to keep your body grooving and allow for an intimate space for producers and dis to connect with the audience. We are known for our large dance party. Everybody moves at Ritual. That's just how we do!"
Come ready to participate, learn, dance and connect with your fellow humans...
How Do You RITUAL?
~ Stage Lineup~
Sanjiwan (Austin, TX) 12:30
Movie Screening - TBA
Hannah Carlock - cosmicnomadbodyart.com - Body Painting
Hayley Garcia - www.facebook.com/thegsknees
Kelsey Huckaby - www.facebook.com/KelseyHuckabyArt/?fref=ts
Erik Kuykendall - www.facebook.com/dontcontactmehere1984
I have recently heard a wide range of people use the phrase, "Knowing what we know...". Each was speaking of something dramatically different. Some applied it to the same topic, but from a radically different perspective.
The juxtaposition between the assumption that we possess and process from a bank of common knowledge and that we draw from very different backgrounds, experiences, insights is worthy of exploration. Perspectives and perceptions shift dynamically from person to person and the potential for them shift with an individual is often greater than we recognize as our personalities and perceptions are not static.
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.
Lucid Light LLC
We hope to share our understandings, adventures, travels, and research with you regarding the Lucia N°03.