Hello from London on this sunny spring day,
I have been relatively quiet on the blog front over the last few months. Yes, some of this was due to procrastination, I am still yet to slay that beast! Although, I have been gradually forcing the dragon back into its cave! I WILL eventually turn this internal process from a fierce dragon into the rabbit from the Monty Python film, you know the one where all the knights are scared to death about approaching the cave; there are scattered bones all over the ground at the entrance and then a bunny hops out! This is a battle we ALL go through with our own beast (the ego) and the sooner you can turn it into a little 'pesky wabbit' the better!
Although, I have been away from the blogging word I have also been making amazing progress on; finishing my two studios; venturing future into the supporting artist world (did anyone see my brief speaking part on Eastenders? haha); exploring the world of meditation in order to break unhelpful habits that I have created over the past 20 years; and, starting some very interesting creative projects!
Two years ago I had the dream of leaving the corporate world, where between me and the machine 'we' were not able to continually mine the immense creative and innovative talent, I know deep down I posses. The vision I had was to have my own art studio a brief walk from my flat and to have the freedom to create. I have realised this dream, but I am not naive and realise that there is a lot of hard work and challenges to come. Firstly, stripping back the behaviours and the thought processes that have been hard wired in me for the last 20 odd years (be it work or social), and rebuilding these states of mind with greater more productive and positive beliefs. I was introduced to meditation through a course I did with Dr Joe Dispenza at UCL just before Christmas - called Breaking the Habit of Being yourself. Two hundred and fifty people in a lecture hall learinging about how society creates limiting neuro pathways which become hardcoded within us. By the time we are 35 years of age (yep I am just in this category... gutted), 95% of our daily life is subconscious! Our bodies have become so used to the routine that our minds do not have to engage!! This is scary indeed no?
I will be writing a fuller post delving into this and more of my musing soon. I was compelled to write this brief post after reading my friend Christina's article on 'The Death of Creativity' below:
Christina encapsulates in here passionate piece the hum drum existence many (not all) people in todays society go through. I believe that we all posses varying degrees of creative talent, every child and her/his imagination is magickal (old english spelling by the way and I am bringing it back ... BOOM). Someone posted a reply to Christina's article and included the link to the presentation by Tom Kelly on 'Orbiting the Giant Hairball' - also attached below although you may need to refresh the page to view it. It is so interesting to see evidence that as we grow the ego starts to take over and we become more risk averse, fearful of judgement and failure. It is a simple concept to grasp but a difficult one to remedy - I got the poison, I got the remedy, I got the pulsating rhytmical remedy !!! The Prodigy may be on to a winner - the remedy is to re-ignite / reawaken that magick!!
One of the video's shown in the UCL course by Dr Joe Dispenza was the sketch by Bob Newhart (below), it is very powerful and has a very simple message to snap all of us out of any anxiety or issues we may have ! Take a goosey gander and let me know what you think :
Thhhattttsssss allll for now folksssssss
The cathartic musings of a CRE8IV mind, living at the EDGE of chaos.