Life is music. Let it play.

A CATHEDRAL OF

CONTEMPLATION

WRITTEN  MEDITATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY & MUSIC

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This space is where I express my personal experiences and perspectives primarily through creative writing. The written meditations are composed with body and soul in the heart of them and encompass a diversity of contexts. Contained within these words are my intentions to integrate life lessons and to reflect my thoughts and feelings around things I'm learning along the adventure. Use the navigation banner at the top to read my articles, check out the photography, videos and links. I've composed a musical page devoted to transcribing my personal story of sound to you. 

Investigate all the inspiring resource links provided to help you in the recommended pages. All this is designed passionately in order to increase your capacity for knowledge and imagination. I trust that these pages will add deep value to your life. If you resonate with my content and would like to build a relationship, I encourage you to share my material with others or connect with me through any one of the social media buttons that suits you. I sincerely appreciate your participation and am grateful to be of service. 

The job of the writer is to travel into wilderness and bring back meaning in buckets made of words, to give it as drink to the thirsty, to slake the thirst of those who have lived isolated for too long inside their own houses, to give them the living experience of wild water.
— Stephen Harrod Buhner

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PERSONAL BIO

keep it real

 

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I was born and raised in the Northwest of North America. My mother gave birth to me at home and also brought seven other children into this world. Mercifully, none of us boys were genitally mutilated through the cruelty of circumcision. We were also breastfed. Unfortunately, those people born into the trauma of institutionalized hospitals, further abused by cutting, physically neglected and finally abandoned to feed on alternative formulas through toxic plastic bottles degraded in microwaves, results in a divergent blueprint of humanity. 

I'm grateful for a rather natural foundation of a wholesome home birth but there's an abundance of other features that were less than excellent during childhood and challenging to endure. There was verbal and physical abuse from the parents and other members of the family. It wasn't always a loving atmosphere free from stressful problems. Those times were volatile and impoverished. What matters most is that I'm realizing how to use the gift of my story to transform because of those early affairs and learn out how to constructively transcend. I know what pain feels like and so I can have more compassion for others.

I know how it is to hide. As a consequence, my relationships can be imbued with empathy.

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest going with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
— George Bernard Shaw

Where I’m at now is a full spectrum synthesis of studying music, explorations of wilderness terrains, rugged traveling with only a backpack as well as luxurious accommodations, reading scores of books, researching and experimenting with adaptive lifestyle strategies, as well as selective social interactions for healthier communication. Having left the institutionalized education system at an early age, I took to the library and became an autodidact with special attention to the inner guidance of intuition. I don't make any claims to authority or wisdom and readily accept that I'm simply a student under the study of life in the university of the cosmos.

I have a history of addictions and extremes. Stimulation and disassociation can be difficult to deal with. I've often found myself wishing I was better or stronger. Doubt even creeps in sometimes. But I'm becoming more resilient as time teaches me greater skills and temperance. Now in my mid thirties, I feel more fulfilled but not content. My spirit isn't broken but I'm not finished searching. I'm an opti-mystic at heart and eager for the flowering and withering of future mysteries.  

 

INNER MOUNTING FLAME

the man &

the mission

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My primary project, motivating manifesto and inspired vision in this world is to, “Live Wild, Love Honestly, Die Wise.The techniques I use to practice this evolving process are adapted through a seamless blending of improvisation and composition. There's a burning desire in my heart to discover my unique voice and express myself radically. The dynamic journey of self development continues to reveal secrets of soul power that I integrate into my style of service and contribution. 

One who does not think for oneself, does not think at all
— Oscar Wilde

Creativity is evolution in our hands, and I see myself as an artist of life. I seek to improve patterns and inspire people. And in a way, I don't really know what the meaning of my message for the world is exactly (That's the wonderful adventure of a living journey). However, I do trust that by continuing to write and share through this website, that my task set will come to crystallize in structure and efficacy. It's an intuitive movement on a path and the direction is toward making a difference. 

I desire to ensure that my actions have a positive influence on the nature of our collective existence. Simultaneously, I have no serious attachment to any specific outcome. Healing and cultivating more compassion in every moment are important things to me, plus promoting peaceful harmony while also being willing and able to wrestle in defense of my code of integrity.

My life mission is: "raise the bar for humanity and recreate paradise for the whole life community." This requires courage in the face of adversity, expanding the doors of perception and profound wisdom in the presence of death. 

I find inspiration and satisfaction through doing things the natural way. This means making things happen with my own hands. Here is how I learn to work and play with fire and coffee. Primitive friction fire making technique using the bow drill and green coffee beans roasting over the resulting fire.
When we fight for the soul and its life, we receive as reward not fame, not wages, not friends, but what is already in the soul, a freshness that no one can destroy.
— Robert Bly
 
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

play  with  passion

work creatively

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It is a miracle that curiosity (sometimes) survives formal education
— Albert Einstein

In today’s world, where science and spirituality are becoming integrated, I view myself as being on the vanguard of a growing movement whose actions are aligned with the full spectrum restoration of our collective expressions. This kind of excellence as a path in professionalism is a wellspring of enthusiasm for me and I feel inspired to pursue opportunities that manifest just the right kind of vocation that suits  the integrity of my lifestyle.

My previous occupations haven't always been so defined by conviction. After I dropped out of the institutionalized system of mis-education, and when I wasn't learning at the public library, I was "employed" at one job or another, mainly within the food service hospitality industry. I spent years of time working for companies that didn't produce substantial value for anybody. It was an exhausting cycle of unreasonable repetition which persisted until I got sick and tired of participating in those unfulfilling affairs. 

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
— Steve Jobs

The focus of my time and energy since 2010 has been primarily directed to mutually beneficial partnerships that promote positive impacts with respect to the complexity of living systems. It's a transition and this social economic shift is going to take time and patience. The operative phrase I've adopted over these last few years is "quality product in a timely fashion". Whatever I labor to produce is modeled from this state of awareness. 

Nothing is a race for me and I believe in slow and steady before compromising quality. Attention to detail takes time and delicacy. Flexibility and imagination are two of my essential abilities. I've privately crafted elixirs for a billionaire and his associates on his private jet. I've blended elite tonics for thousands of people. I've been called into action by eager individuals for personal consultations and big businesses for refining their strategies. 

I'm conditioned to do what I love to do while contributing my skills as well as adding value to the whole life community. As an artist of life, this affords me opportunities to work with evolving creativity. My trades have taken me around the world and tested my capacity to thrive through challenging situations. Nothing is entitled to me and economic times can often be tight. It's not a comfortable lifestyle for most people but I'm intrigued by the potential payoffs. 

PRACTICALLY SACRED PRODUCTIONS

Practically Sacred Productions (PSP) is my latest project that I'm co-creating with my partner in shine, Tracy.

It's a high performance organization that specializes in private dinner parties and is in the process of cultivating an inspired product suite. It's been one year in the making and we're eagerly anticipating a fulfilling future of providing full spectrum nourishment for the bodies, minds and souls of friends and loved ones within the whole life community.

Our focus is on making high vibe food and drinks with a positive and playful attitude, while simultaneously getting things done in an impressively professional style. It been a lot of fun to dance through this artistic balance and learn valuable life lessons while participating in such intimate experiences. We're proud of what we do together and are looking to build relationships with more people and organizations. 

We're currently operating in the Sedona area of Arizona. Our beginning is small and we're committed to hand crafting excellence in service. Within this year, we're going through the process of becoming legit and available for partnerships with other high performing people. It's an honor to be on the vanguard of social cuisine and compose multi-course tasting menus that are a source of inspiration for people. 

Check us out on Facebook and connect with us on Instagram or visit our website for more information. Click on the video below from our Youtube channel to see what one of our private dinner parties looks like.

 

Inspired insight into one of our high performance productions. This was our 5th dinner event and was a 6 course tasting menu that served 35 people.

 

WATER IS LIFE

let it flow

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Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
— Bruce Lee
The whole story of my relationship with water started to evolve when I was in my early twenties. As I became more involved with taking control of my health and developing strategies, clean drinking water became a center of concern. Then a few years, later I found myself going to a spring source to fill up with pure living water. This has been the ultimate experience for superior hydration and I've been fortunate enough to drink from many different fresh spring water sources.

The water element has been a wonderful teacher to me. There are infinite secrets contained within this sacred substance. I feel closer to understanding these mysteriously profound insights the more I take the living waters inside me. There's a greater reverence for life coursing through my blood and a feeling of responsibility to let the learned lessons flow freely.

Water plays a crucial part in this world and I believe it's a sacred place for us to start focusing our personal attention. I encourage you to contemplate what your own relationship to water is and how to structure a lifestyle that creates more space for it to flow in.

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principal of softness overcoming hardness.
— Lao Tzu
I hope you have fun immersing yourself in a symbolic rebirth and become rejuvenated by a type of baptism in the best source of water, washing over your life with lots of liquid love. There's so many great places to start your journey. The website that's helped me more than anything else is called Find A Spring. There you can basically find a spring water source anywhere near you. Click on the button below...
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
— Isak Dinesen

Please contact me if there's anything further I can help you with, feel free to leave a comment if you'd like and also share any of this material with others. All my social connections are conveniently located at the bottom of this page for you to follow through. In the meantime though, here's a few videos I find to be really informative and entertaining on the meanings of water.

In this video, I take you to a secluded source of a spring water sanctuary in Oregon. Have a look at the gorgeousness of the scenery and see if it inspires you to seek out one in your area.

This is a beautiful short video about why finding and drinking pure spring water is a primary part of a healthy lifestyle.