More About Me
Location: San Rafael, California
Occupation: Artist, Visionary
My Philosophy On Life: I have long considered my main “purpose” in life is to play and enjoy the many fruits this dimension offers – and – to learn and grow to fulfill my greater potential as a human. In that pursuit I have found the playing field, Earth, to be endangered. Largely, the human race is asleep at the wheel and swiftly headed on a dangerous course. Like many others, it has become my highest priority to assist in turning things around to bring about a better, more sustainable, friendlier world and future for our children.
Our world is now in a period called “The Great Turning” – a stage of great transformation and awakening. Such a huge event will take the concerted efforts of millions upon millions of people, each doing their particular part. My part is to assist in the awakening of the consciousness, as it is from that place of awakened living that all true and lasting solutions are found.
When a person lives from the foundational awareness of the oneness of existence, they treat others with respect, as equals, with honesty and generosity. There can be no place for lying, cheating, greed, deception, violence, corruption, forcing one’s will on others, taking advantage of others, exploiting people or natural resources for personal gain, etc. All the suffering and problems our world faces arises from consciousness believing it is separate from the One.
As the world so quickly grows in population and technology those factors cannot continue as they will destroy everything. It is, in fact, happening at an alarming rate. What is needed to turn things around is enough people truly living from an awake place of being – coming from the place of Oneness.
I am committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth. I will be speaking about these three subjects (actually all the same issue) in this blog.
Recently there was a huge breakthrough in getting the message out to the world through Oprah Winfrey’s 10 week Webcast Series with Eckhart Tolle – conversations on his most recent book A New Earth (most highly recommended reading). This book is an excellent articulation of this important conversation and will be much discussed in this blog. You can download these videos free here!
My artwork generally expresses this theme of spiritual awakening to the true nature of consciousness. Hopefully the imagery is enjoyed and inspires people. I have always hoped that I will be able to use my artistic talent to direct people’s attention to this conversation and assist in our collective awakening. Now is the time!
This is possibly the most important conversation of our times. Please feel free to ask any questions and also to add anything you feel inspired to add.
My Interests: Advaita (non-duality), Pachamama Alliance, social & environmental activism, Bikram Yoga, internet, art, music, movies, computers, travel
My Inspirations: Eckhart Tolle, Oprah Winfrey, Jon Anderson, Van Jones, Ralph Nader, John Lennon, David Korten, John Perkins, Amy Goodman, Howard Zinn, Al Gore, Bill Moyers, John Trudell, Joanna Macy, Adyashanti, John de Ruiter, Byron Katie, Isaac Shapiro, Ramana Maharshi, Gangaji, Eva Pierrakos, George Lucas, Werner Erhart, Lynne & Bill Twist, Helen Caldicott, Kevin Danahur, Michael Moore
Music I Love: Jon and Vangelis, YES, Paul Oakenfold, Fluke, Ulrich Schnauss, Goldfrapp, Oasis, Dead Can Dance, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Dark Star Orchestra, Donovan, Dylan, Beach Boys, Beatles, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Michael Franti, Pearl Jam, Creed
Movies I Love: Powder, Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Notebook, Pay It Forward, Dangerous Beauty, Crash, Pleasantville, My Life, Groundhog Day, Dead Poets Society, Syriana, The Sea Inside, What Dreams May Come, The Neverending Story, Why We Fight, The Corporation, An Inconvenient Truth, I Heart Huckabees, A Beautiful Mind
TV Shows I Love: Six Feet Under, John Stewart
Books I Love: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The Great Turning by David Korten, Confessions of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
Places I Love: California, New Zealand, Brazil
Quotes I Love: Quote: "There will be no Homeland Security until we realize that the entire planet is our homeland. Every sentient being in the world must feel secure." - John Perkins
Quote: “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.” - Buckminster Fuller.
Quote: "It is my greatest hope & prayer, that ALL mankind will live together as a 'band of brothers' .. each striving to see who can contribute most to the health & well being of all." - George Washington
Quote: "My country is the world. My countrymen are mankind." - Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense (1776)
Quote: "Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race." - Albert Einstein
Quote: "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Quote: Universal Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to Love; and the United States of Consciousness, and to the Oneness for which it stands. One Heart, under God, indivisible, with Peace and Freedom for all.
Quote: "No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." - Dancer Martha Graham
Quote: "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson
Quote: "It is my greatest hope & prayer, that ALL mankind will live together as a 'band of brothers' .. each striving to see who can contribute most to the health & well being of all." ~ George Washington
Quote: Universal Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to Love; and the United States of Consciousness, and to the Oneness for which it stands.
One Heart, under God, indivisible, with Peace and Freedom for all.
Quote: "There will be no Homeland Security until we realize that the entire planet is our homeland. Every sentient being in the world must feel secure." John Perkins