Creative imagination is the finest instrument we have in overcoming the destructive machine-mind mentality, and one of the greatest gifts we all possess. Let's unwrap our unique gifts now and use them to colour our activism, for if we don't, they will remain dormant and redundant, or worse still, someone else will use them for us. Unrealised creativity is one of the most devastating and overlooked aspects of our current society, yet with the stroke of a paintbrush or the touch of a keyboard or with words of consideration we can inspire growth in the very fabric of our consciousness.
That we are compelled by the current situation to express our deepest emotions and experiences, our agonies and our passions, is a motivating force that releases our inner voice and activates our sensory perceptions. Recognising and utilising the darker aspects of our reality actually enables us to use the light of our awakening to shine a beam of compassion onto the shadow operatives, leaving them exposed and disabled.
The diverse artwork demonstrated here serves to inspire us to express ourselves in creative and visionary forms. The more we can exercise these multidimensional abilities, the more we can use the desperate conditions around us as a springboard to awaken our suppressed powers. In our own unique ways we can fully participate in our conscious evolution, access the power encoded in our latent talents and effect beneficial change in the world, our communities and simultaneously within ourselves.
In your circles you can tap into and uncover local talents, run workshops to encourage artistic expression and use the skills within your group to bring art into the actions you choose to take, all adding an invaluable service to your community. As you create posters, songs, illustrations, poems you can also share them on the Full Circle site as a way for others to be galvanised into similar action. Transmit your art onto the canvas of life.
Doze Green was born in 1964 in New York City. In 1976, he began painting subway cars and became one of the original b-boy members of the Rock Steady Crew. Soon after, he transitioned from graffiti to studio work and mural commissions. In 2010, audio of an interview with Green discussing his work along with a slideshow of his images was featured in The New York Times. Recent projects include a large-scale mural during São Paulo fashion week in Brazil, as well as Crossroads of Humanity, a public mural located at CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For me, deep listening begins with meditation; an act of receiving. It is a time when my mind is not so busy broadcasting it’s thoughts and opinions and there is some openness to listen and feel at a deeper level.
This painting is built on my fascination for the act of listening. There is a point where sound crosses over from external to internal. Once it is internal we process through miles of nerves and brain cells and then give it some kind of meaning. Listening is a subjective act, within ourselves.
Connection happens through listening. It is the basis of relationships; family, friends and community. Empathy and compassion are born of listening, then feeling. I sincerely think that deep listening might be our chance at world peace. If leaders, politicians and power brokers understood that their role is to listen, hear each other’s stories and feel the experience of others, there might be a chance of resolving differences. If we really listen, others will be inclined to speak their truth rather than try to manipulate the listener. If we really listen, truth rings clearly and deeply.
So much of our experience of the world comes through this sense; the bird’s song in the morning, the roar of a waterfall or the hum of civilization. The sharing of these sounds connect and shape us.
Deep Listening includes all the acts of listening, taking them deeper in to our consciousness, feeling the sounds and communication, letting it move us and shape us. It expands our world, helping us feel the underlying power and energy of life.
A thought provoking 4 minutes on the true nature of war and fundamental question of why we fight, by the late Alan Watts.
WARNING: This video contains distressing images, viewer discretion is advised.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein
Visionary artist Dimas Paredes Armas in front of one of his paintings. A student of the well known artist and shaman, Pablo Amaringo, Dimas recently exhibited his richly ornamented visions of the cosmos and spirit world for the Belgian embassy in Lima in an intriguing exhibition entitled Selva Metafisica (Metaphysical Jungle), found here on this link.
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Mauro Reátegui Perez is becoming one of the most visible and sought after Peruvian visionary artists. Having trained with the renown visionary Artist, Pablo Amaringo, Mauro has developed a distinctive style that has become known internationally and he has had shows through out Europe and North America. Mauro draws inspiration for the vibrant and rich detailed cosmovision he portrays in his paintings from his own personal spiritual journey working with Amazonian plant medicines and from interviews with shamans that he has made over the years. As well as being a talented painter, Mauro is also a teacher and guide and possesses an extensive knowledge of the cultural life of the Peruvian Amazon.
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