Life is a dream and then you wake up!

We all wonder what the meaning of life is, truth be told, we will never know until we reach the other side or are lucky enough to acquire oneness with God through endless advanced meditation. I say take each day as a gift and relish it as if it were your last.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Le Mat: You're a Fool!!!

The "fool" exists in this liminal space on the cusp of both "good" and "evil." The fool both positive and negative, is a kind of purgatory that has manifested into a physical being to remind us of the necessity of these contrasting elements. Many times, the "fool" is seen as a symbol for the deliberate and unmitigated oversight in judgment that we sometimes make. However, the "fool" represents how fate still yields freedom of choice and decision making. A royal messenger of the unexpected, the fool represents our personal journey.
In the works of Shakespeare, the tumultuous journey of the protagonist is often accompanied by the presence of the "fool." Shakespeare uses the "fool" as both literary device and "joker" to keep us cognizant of the struggle between "good" and "evil" that resides in all of us and the absurdity of it.
In the global context, the "fool" is also known as a "trickster" and a divine messenger of sorts. This "trickster" figure has the potential to turn what may be perceived as "bad" into "good" and vice verse, while holding the key to our wildest dreams and our worst nightmare simultaneously. What we are many times unaware of is that we have subconsciously and consciously made moves towards both outcomes. All it takes is the slight flick of a mirror to see that the "joke" is on you! Even in a card game, it is the "joker" who has the power to turn your fate around. So spread your cards out on the table and play. The "trickster" or the "fool," while abiding on the portal of consciousness and decision making, always has one foot firmly planted and the other on a banana peel to remind us of the "foolishness" of the human experience.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sky Blue Passions

The sky is blue today, but what is under it has changed. So much transitioning in such short time. We have lost many gifted and tender spirits in this cosmic clash of thunder storms, but life continues. It's almost as if God is preparing us for something major, but what? If I were a nebulous cloud, I would cry, not for those who have gloriously transitioned, but for those of us who are left behind with little understanding.
I think about Michael Jackson in the Bashears documentary and how this complicated spirit was so misunderstood, it's really sad how the world that created him, is ultimately the same world that destroyed him. He brought joy and happiness to the world and the world brought him pain and despair in return. All great artists seem to posses an otherworldly sadness that ultimately claims the vehicle of it's artistic creator. Much of what MJ said in the interview seemed to make perfect sense to me but somehow got perverted and twisted in order to capitalize on sensationalism. Who were the real perverts? MJ or the media? There are so many different realities that are ever present, you as the enlightened soul choose one that resonates with you best.
The sky is bright and blue, but what is it that is left below it? We all have to take responsibility for what we say and do: what we create. Are you adding to life? Or are you taking away from it? Are you sharing love, or are you taking away from it? If I want a plant to stay green I have to water it and love it and then it can give me oxygen in return. If we want our creativity to grow, we have to nurture and love it. Thank you MJ and all of those brilliant spirits who have gone on before you, for I am left inspired by the wonderful gifts you so graciously shared with us. MJ as you make that magical journey back to Guinea, please know that we thank you so much for stopping by to share your gifts along the way. The sky is so bright and blue today.



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