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My message of Love for Two Thousand and Seventeen / Eighteen / Nineteen and ‘Umpteen’…

Is that humans have to fast-forward and evolve

And really get this ‘Self-Love’ thing moving

In order to save the planet and the future of all man/womankind

As our housekeeping skills are falling way behind

Coz really there is no ‘out there‘, there is only ‘within

And this is the real reason

For why there’s actually NO SUCH THING as separation, (it’s an illusion!)

For we are all made from the same stardust, atoms and carbon molecules

And therefore what one does to the planet, one also does unto ones ‘own self’, you fools

For if you spit, piss, pollute, throw rubbish on, destroy, over develop, or exploit the earth and Her animals

One mindlessly spits, pisses, pollutes, throws rubbish on, destroys, exploits ones own self…

Because we are all in this together

As there is nowhere else in outer-space to go

And the same rule applies to other people

With both those whom one does, or doesn’t know

For what one does unto another, (either publicly or secretly)

One does unto ones OWN brother/ sister, father/ mother, son/ daughter, human family

It’s an interpersonal Dharmic, karmic, cosmic symmetry

Therefore Self-Love is absolutely key!

So as not to waste precious time taking things personally

But really focus on getting to grips with and better understand

How the concept of survival and self-love go hand in hand

For without it, there is no sustainable reality, no world peace, no safety, sanctuary, or Homeland

While with every new second, this world’s multi-billion procreative population ever-expands

For without self-love there is only ignorance and immaturity

Fear, deception and insecurity

A cognitive inability to move past competition, greed and jealousy

Which lets face it, is kind of creepy

Plus time is speeding up as the Universe also expands in accordance with Einstein’s theory of relativity

So we have no choice now but to ‘open’

To one’s divine human potential

To love, accept, forgive, live and let live, fully

For we are each of us Angels, with only one wing

And the only way one can learn to fly, or even just get by

Is literally by embracing

Each and every one another as one would like to be embraced oneself

A shared ‘Response Ability’ to awaken

To an awareness of the presence of ‘Love’

For although Love is the opposite of fear

What is ‘all-encompassing’ – can have no opposite!

I shall attempt to make this concept more clear

It’s an immense source of divine unconditional Love as an interconnected composite

For oneself, each other, the disabled, the young, the elderly and the LGBT community

Irrespective of spiritual path, faith, or origin of country

It’s available for both rich and poor, black and brown, yellow, pink and white alike

Whether male or female, child or adult

Including the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms; and the entire natural environment

For all life forms are from the same Source of Divine Love, its just the outer envelope that’s different

And so this amazing, beautiful, miraculous Planet we live upon

Deserves our very best

So let us share now in the natural perfection

And lay ignorance to rest

Lets refocus our attention

By tapping into a divine infinite intelligence

Love and gratitude is the enlightened way

Lets us make a difference, lets start today!

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Read the very first draft here:

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Environmental Awareness – https://ipoem.co.uk/1995/06/03/environmental-awareness/

Earth’s Prayer – https://ipoem.co.uk/2015/07/15/earths-prayer/

Align Right

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Artist’s Statement / Vision

I am an artist and a poet. My practice is about sharing personal truth, insight and revelation about the human experience inspired by life.

I attempt to do this through the written and spoken word, events and installation, multi-media, mixed media, and technology.

My objective is to extend an invitation to commit to the communication of wellbeing, self-love, inner-peace and connectivity, so that in the face of surmounting state austerity and corporate greed, where the quarterly profit margin is prioritised over and above family, community, human dignity and environmental sustainability, one can offer a healthy comparison.

This can be achieved by engaging in right-brain activities that reconnects an individual with a sense of innocence and play in order to rediscover and form new neurological pathways in the brain.

In this way, according to brain scientist: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor; one can choose to ‘step to the right of one’s left hemisphere’ at any given moment in time, in order to run the ‘deep inner-peace circuitry’ that is characteristic of the right hemisphere of the brain.

In the words of Thích Nhất Hạnh: ‘Peace is every step’ however, in order to walk a path of ‘mindfulness’ (ie: left and right hemispheres working together) one must keep challenging one’s concepts of self-identity (left hemisphere) within the context of the larger scheme of things (right hemisphere), to move beyond old limiting programming and divisive stereotypical-labels such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, salary, postcode, elitism, etc. to redefine the boundaries of ones inherited cultural and social roles.

This constitutes a hemispherical union that initiates self-love and facilitates it’s outer expression as compassion and humility.

This is the true sense of the co-joining, dovetailing union between Yin and Yang. For Yin and Yang is not something out there, these qualities exist within ones own cranium. It is the perpetual dance of duality and polarity within the self and within each other. Love is unity. Fear is the division of unity.

In order for humanity to evolve humanity must learn to engage and apply both sides of the brain equally. Not one to the exclusion of the other, but both, to integrate the perspective of the ‘I’ and the ‘I am’ as part of the ‘Whole’, the ‘We are’, and the: we are all here now and in this together.

This is also the reason for why humanity appears not to have evolved beyond the multiplicity of the ego, and appears to be making exactly the same mistakes related to power, greed, control, self-importance, conflict and war etc., as it was thousands of years ago, because humanity’s decision making process is still dominated by the same left-brained ego-mind that operates solely from a place of self-interest and instant, short-term gratification, without engaging the vision for a long-term communal best interest that is characteristic of the right-brain.

As soon as we choose to come online to embrace and integrate the sensory nature of the right hemisphere of the brain, to support and balance our left-brain thought processes, humankind will make monumental leaps and bounds forwards, discovering and developing a plethora of new, exciting and inspirational ways to cement a deeper sense of communal responsibility, committed to finding ecologically sustainable growth solutions whilst healing old grievances easily and effortlessly.

Author and spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson says that: “Righteousness means ‘right use’ of the mind and the only right use of the mind is love”.

And so I propose that this is how one can begin making heart-supported choices, by engaging our right hemispheres of our brains, (the sensory, feeling, center that connects the heart, tempers the ego and is committed to communicating peace) to balance and support our logical, rational, thinking left-brain, (the ego-mind that offers the incessant internal dialogue that can often border upon the tyrannical) creating an inner-outer union, rather than tension.

This union between the hemispheres is the process of becoming fully conscious, where the ‘Off’ becomes an ‘On’ and where the ‘Zero’ becomes a ‘One’. This is also how consciousness can spread like a wildfire virus, where whole countries can become united over night, just like switching on an electric light. Align Right.

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Research

  • Dr Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight:
    A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (Published by Hachette UK, 2009)
  • Thích Nhất Hạnh – Peace is Every Step (Published by Bantam Books, USA, 1991)
  • Karen Lazar – Hemispheres: Inside a stroke (Published by Modjaji Books and Worldreader, South Africa, 2011)
  • Marianne Williamson – ‘The Law of Divine Compensation’ (Published by HarperOne, USA, 2012)

Life Imitating Art

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‘Earth Rise’. Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders on December 24, 1968.

In general the media, commercial advertising and Hollywood

Is all about ego-manipulation

Spoon-fed to each new generation

So is all they know

And becomes what everyone knows

Weaned upon TV, celluloid and photographic illusions

Unreal fabrications of the real world

Where life imitating art and the mass-media image

Reaches global distribution

Via commerce and technology

Conditioning the masses

On a daily basis

Every hour, on the hour, half past the hour

On paper, radio waves, internet and television

Until the surreal rapidly becomes

The real

Becomes the accepted ‘norm’

Disguised as consumerism

Filtering through misguided projections

Integrating carbon copy imitations

Of someone else’s ideas

And persuasive money-scamming visions

Thus the entertainment’s industry and advertising

Via its original creative intent

Teaches us subconsciously

How to be devious and manipulative

For our own ends

And is awesomely powerful

Especially when not asserted responsibly

For when irresponsibly let loose

Upon subconscious minds everywhere

Imprinting subliminal messages

Undermines the fabric of community and connectedness

Instead endorses stereotypical negative role-models

Of murder, theft, deceit, rape, alcoholism

Drug addiction, violence, power abuse, etc

Makes for interesting viewing

And so-called entertainment

Interspersed with repeated ad-breaks

Subliminal conditioning, over and over again

Becomes so familiar, like second-nature

Persuasive illusions embraced

Psychological delusions unchallenged

Yet more distractions from truly knowing and understanding

One’s inner-Self, one’s true self

And therefore from truly knowing and understanding

Another human being

The environment that we live in

And the Earth

This Planet we live upon

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceship_Earth

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London, July 2000

Baobab Tree

Mr and Mrs Baobab

My friends are the Baobab trees in the park

And the breeze

That gently caresses my cheek

Some might say it is beautiful

Romantic and poetic

Except it is my sad truth

I feel more respect

For the humility of nature

The non-assuming acceptance

That’s what I like

I lay my hands

On the trunk of the Baobab tree

Fat old tree

Its bark was hot

Soaking in the sunshine

Such an amazing shape

Bulging out of the Earth

This magic earth, soil, land

Still it is a source of amazement

That seeds can grow out of the earth

Foods, flowers, trees

What an incredible source of nourishment

For all our senses

Flavour, fragrance, oxygen, sustenance

How caring is that?

All our needs catered for

And the land is the starting point

Just add water, a little sunshine, and tend well

How can mankind be so ungrateful, disrespectful?

It saddens me

Plus I am probably no better than anyone else

Each human being’s existence

Depletes the planet of Her resources

Creates waste

How can it be avoided?

In the ‘Age of Convenience’

The ‘Age of Consumerism’

What can I do, how can I help?

To open people’s eyes and ears

Let go of your fears

Find stillness and calm

Amidst the chaos of civilisation / un-civilisation

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♫: Baobab Tree: http://soundcloud.com/catcatalyst/baobabtree

Written in Anzac Square, Brisbane, May 1998

Earth Molecule

Planet Earth

I am

An animated molecule

Piece of Planet Earth

Her body is my own

And I am a little piece of her

Walking upon her skin

When I die

My body is restored to Her

And therefore to myself

Back to the womb

Mother who feeds us

Body of land

Landmass of bodies

Nutrients to all whom dwell upon Her

Sustenance’s and healing

The alchemy is in ‘The Land’

Her body

Made from the blood of our ancestors

Who have been restored to Her

Our loved ones now gone

And do unto ourselves when we are gone

She fosters my growth

For she knows I can do no wrong

For I will be restored to Her

My shelf life will expire

My chassis restored to my maker

Recycled into another level of being

Wake up, she is ‘Us’

And she always wins

Mighty most powerful Goddess

Of unconditional love

Evolutionary being of cyclical change

Constant winds of time

Forever, into infinity

Creative Cosmic Purpose :: https://ipoem.co.uk/1997/12/21/creative-cosmic-purpose/

Forest

Forest

I want to convey the magical, special

All loving feeling

The Earth’s body is part of my own

And I am Her child

Will be returned to Her when I die

She invited me to explore

I was powerless to resist

Like a child, knew no fear

A totally comforting experience

I felt drawn into Her silent canopy

Each tree a tower of wisdom

Powerful yet so gentle spirits

Each of them loving, friendly

Knowing so much more than me

Pathways kept opening up for me

To follow, this way, come this way, or this

I felt compelled to follow

Deep, deeper, into The Forest

Shape and forms evolving

From fallen trunks and roots

Women leaning out of the earth

Or being drawn back into Her

Hips, thighs and shoulders easily imagined

Very female, though trees had maleness

Venturing forth from the protection of the Earth’s crust

Breaking into the outer dimension…

I felt honoured, lucky and special

To receive the knowledge and the guidance

That She bestowed upon me

I wish I had spent longer with Her

Before returning to the other world

Where I am from

My world had lost its attraction

I now favoured The Forest

To the world with people

The ground was so soft underfoot

The earth was moving, breathing

Everything was sliding down the hill

Including me, standing on Her skin

Trees sticking out like hairs

Trying to hold their ground

As the earth shifts and loosens

Roots clawing for a better grip

Clinging like fingers

It felt so normal

Being able to know

And talk with the trees

With the land

To understand Her secrets intuitively

I knew

That all the trees were sliding down the hillside

That the ground was so soft and squishy

Their roots could not hold onto anything

And they all had no choice

But to ripple downwards

Down the mountainside

Towards the water at the bottom

Some toppled over and fell

Casualties of the forest

I sat with them, calm and silent

Comforted, nourished

Befriended and welcomed

Invited to share mystic secrets

I accepted, not even a consideration

An adventure

Love is a part of Nature and all life :: https://ipoem.co.uk/1996/07/04/love-is/