COSMIC INSIGHTS, MY LOGIC AND RATIONALE FOR CREATION
First of all let me acknowledge the respect and homage that is due to this incredibly human humbling and indeed seemingly infinite welcoming Cosmos.
I am grateful for the comforting warmth provided by our fiery yellow
star. With our current awareness we know it is located in an out of
the way filament like spiral arm belonging to an average and rather
conventional Galaxy, one that we have collectively named the "Milky
Way". And which is also amazingly overflowing with a multitude of
other stars or just possibly they too are also life bringing suns
to aware organic beings who are also alive on their planets that are
light years away from us, endlessly circling around their own stars
I can only wonder and speculate what life might be like for them,
does it simply echo our own disconsolate lives that are always entangled
in seemingly artificially and despairing human contrived circumstances.
Due mainly to the fact that we have in complete stupidity and sheer
ignorance literally turned our collective backs on the potential that's
inherent in this Cosmos. No doubt it's possible these other beings
and their societies might have taken more positive, cosmically aware
paths towards maturity during infinite and on going "aware"
Still I am thankful for the miracle of human imagined infinity that
I witness and mentally glide out to each time I observe and then rise
up endlessly into the cold frosty oh so silent and constantly mesmerizing
winter night skies.
I am indebted as well for the nightly apparition of our mystical pale
yellow orb who commands and illuminates the nightly curtain. This
enigmatic moon, the only other place in this Cosmos that we feeble
humans have even dared to set foot on. And for the endless wonder
and mystery contained in our daytime robin's egg translucent blue
sky with its billowing and ever changing endlessly enchanting continually
morphing clouds. The warming drizzle and smells provoked by a sudden
summer rain, and the incredible beauty of the first snow flakes blown
and dancing lightly in butterfly fashion across a frost withered late
as I do that the Cosmos as old as it is, and itself is an alive and
living entity, and welcomes us as sentient organic creatures into
it's own being. In time it would be willing to open up and share it's
little secrets and majestic wonders with us, if we were not so humanly
arrogant and closed minded to the true realities of our own existence.
All of this then is my personal creative motivation and the issues
that are the closest to me, driving and no doubt inspiring and influencing
my fine art photographic mural creation. We all harbour varied and
quite divergent creative impulses, accompanied by their close companion
of steering motivations, as well as those inner forces that push and
strive to clarify and eventually formulate themselves within our beings.
We dare at times to free our minds and intellect of the many petty
externally based human world originated influences and begin a quest,
seeking internally, searching for the centre of our true core.
That seeking out, the personal quest for one's inner nucleus is the
same journey and path one travels along when searching for Cosmic
core values. This worth is a faithfully transmitted signal to all
organically based sentient beings. If your mental antenna or perhaps
these days your personal satellite dish is lined up and in working
order, you should with some concentration and intuitive inner questing
discover that admissible gateway through to the central core of enlightened
being. Discovering universal truths inherent at the core of any decent
organic Cosmic entity; morality codes and ethics instinctively infused
into the cosmic soul. They provide the lust for survival and inspire
the journey throughout one's allotted life span.
THIS IS WHO I HAVE COME TO KNOW FOR CERTAIN
THAT I AM
I am just like you an organically based Earth bred and nurtured being. I find myself having been initiated and stirred into consciousness at this point in time and celestial space, through a frenzied organic milky gush and spurt of flailing heated chaotic chance squiggling its frenetic way towards my eventual origin.Living out a life day-by-day in my all too short conscious awareness on this marvellous cosmic jewel of a planet.
A living organic oasis in the greater Cosmic garden,
one that is teeming full of life and which stands as a testament to
the bountifulness, and veneration we should all feel for the sheer
miracle of spontaneous and ceaseless infinite creation. We truly have
a front row seat to the grandest of all Cosmic extravaganzas. Allow me to further introduce myself and tell you what it is that
truly drives and invigorates me to endlessly conceive and then create
my mural work. Just so you are attentive to this fact, I am inclined
to think of myself as a photo based fine art creative image maker.
The creation of images is the only life style I have ever known or
I feel some how compelled and driven forward by maddening and clear-sighted
visions of our universal plight. And by an inner personal need to
bring visible proof into human consciousness of an underlying cosmic
centered reality and yes faith that exists in full bloom, all without
the necessity for Earth's human realized and organically conceived
false faith spieling prophets.
I have become intrigued by what I know; schooled but somehow I feel
not educated. My intuitive knowledge concerning the realities of our
cosmos has sent me questing inwardly. I feel that my own unknowingly
shackled culture has indoctrinated me solely for an earthly life of
ant-like mindless toil. It somehow failed miserably to invest or instill
in me even the slightest hint or understanding of the simple cosmic
realities we all are facing.
I am left bewildered, even uncomprehending and fearing for my fellow
planetary beings who have concocted and fashioned these false ideologies
centered around selfish grabbing human desires and wants. I am even
leery and suspect naivete in my own wisdom, and thus interrogate its
motives. I sense there is more to know, more yet waiting for my intellect
to seek out and come to awarness, yet I only focus on a diminutive
human realized scale of Cosmic imagining.
MY CREATIVE IMPULSES AND THEIR DRIVING MOTIVATIONS
Where then should I give birth painfully issuing forth this seminal lament, the recounting of my motivational drive and the recognition of a creative ignition spark that ignites and drives me on, burning intensely deeply inside my core being. Something that can't or won't simply look away blinkered, ignoring the reckless bungling and the constant male arrogance and pig headed destructive and hurtful attitudes that seem to have taken a firm hold and in fact influence just about everything and everyone on my little blue green planet.
I know with every fiber of my being that pure cosmic origin is not
totally benign and wholly indifferent to us. We can not be simply
the mere latest byproduct and the current offshoots on a planet within
an never ending endless cycle of creation. We have a certain place
held for us within the greater Cosmic framework, a small outpost of
intelligent sentient life, one that could possibly recognize and flourish
within the Cosmic context. I also know that the Cosmos as well is
an offshoot entity no different than we are, only on a very much grander
scale and under a completely different framework regarding the passage
of time. It too will eventually end just as it once had a first beginning.
While it intrigues me it also is somehow comforting to recognize this;
it is this predicament of our situation that drives the creative message
forth, rising up towards an opening from deep within me. I am searching
for truth regarding the Cosmos, including myself, hoping that it will
be enough to completely satisfy and satiate my spiritual hunger, my
yearning to know and my human longing for true definitive answers.
Bringing about a primal up welling from the fountain of intuitive
insight that is internally seeking an intimate connection with the
ultimate infinity, to eventually arrive at a complete oneness, knitted
fast with the central core of all creation.
I know for certain, intuitively, that no actual deity or god is in
control and paying the slightest mind or has any interest in us. I
can not simply swallow nor do I wish to taste in my mind the make-believe
Earthly religious fabrications. They have completely misunderstood
the internal and inner workings of the Cosmos and have gone down completely
nefarious false pathways. However, I understand the need we seem to
have for faith based intellectual thinking. I unflinchingly acknowledge
this Cosmos as the ultimate reason for my creative life. I feel that
I have so little time left to know and feel the Sun's warmth, to marvel
at the sheer abundance and varieties of plant and animal life seen
on the planet. To see the stars twinkle at night reminding me always
of sun sparkling and dancing on cold northern lake waters, and for
the never ending imagining in my mind of distant suns warming and
bringing life to other aware and sentient beings.
For these reasons then I am attempting with my tiny candle like flame
flickering and faintly illuminating and briefly bringing some scant
intellectual warmth to the utter cold and black awaiting abyss, truly
just a tiny beacon in our collective mental darkness to have creativity
conceived, and eventually issue forth giving birth to my precious
murals. They are an incontestable symbol to me that the Cosmos is
indeed multi layered and not totally indifferent nor blindly unaware
that we humans have come into our brief Cosmic existence, the murals
exist if only to acknowledge that fact.
Conscious, aware mortal earthly beings similar to ourselves commenced early agrarian development roughly ten thousand sun revolutions ago. Judging from the point of view of infinite cosmic magnitudes we are still in the very early days of our ongoing infancy.
However, it is
only in the past one hundred and fifty sun revolutions that incredibly
insignificant diminutive time frame that we earthly beings have gone
from living and surviving in a very pastoral wax candle, horse and
buggy, with a fire illuminated night world, to today's frenetic fast
paced constantly ascending fossil fuel burning terrible polluted world,
one of rapid digital computing and world wide interconnection. One might argue that this new pace is necessary because of the incredible
flux and fragility of cosmic life. Things happen, there are cosmic
collisions occurring frequently, more often than we would care to
admit to. Worlds and their fragile beings come into and out of Cosmic
existence in an ongoing basis if truth be known.
As it happens we might just possibly be entering yet another mass
extinction, only this one will most probably be caused by this planets
very own inhabitants, we humans no less. Our fellow beings appear
to be carelessly and with reckless abandonment trying their neglectful
best to destroy this fragile little planets ecosystem. Driven by selfish
motives of self aggrandizement and profitable points of view, this
devastation is happening daily on an unprecedented scale. And yes
I know that by simply being alive that I too am also to blame for
continually adding to the fossil fuel burning atmospheric pollution
that is constantly being generated on this planet. I am like everyone
else caught up and frustrated by a web of blindness and sheer ignorance
that's being spun, seemingly designed by merciless and relentless
blind to planetary realities profit seekers, constantly pushing everyone
towards the cliff edge of an eventual downfall.
We humans think of ourselves as educated, refined and even outwardly
cultivated in appearance. We assume an attitude of complete awareness
and believe that we are highly intelligent bipedal beings. However,
in truth most human beings alive today are living completely unaware
and are quite amazingly unwitting of the genuine facts of this planet's
true cosmic role and it's worldly and universal realities.
No doubt this happens because we are far too microscopic, focusing
only on our own day-to-day thoughts, permitting irrational mercenarily
based motives and profit based practices to dictate all of our daily
disciplines. Many simply forget the organic nature of the Earth. Overlooking
the undeniable fact that it provides a safe place to conceive and
bear our young, doing it endlessly without even asking anything from
us, suckling and nurturing our profane and irreverent species during
countless planetary sun revolutions.
But for how long? Will we simply in the end create and bring about
our own demise? Maybe it could be argued that our eventual self destruction
or accidental extinction is possibly pre-programmed and built into
either us or the environment. Who knows, perhaps it is meant to prevent
wide spread Cosmic pollution, after all just look at what we have
done and are doing daily to our own little Earth.
The species on Earth or elsewhere in the universe that are able to
tune in, listen carefully, and adopt those cosmic core values will
flourish and be nurtured. The ones that are lost, continually promoting
erroneous belief systems will eventually in the final outcome rip
themselves apart. Ultimately in the grand scheme of things it is these
lost entities, the ones who cannot tune in to the Cosmic core broadcasting
signal that are pre-programmed to bring about their own finality of
Suppose your mental antenna or satellite dish is not fully aliened to the Cosmic signal and all you heard was scratchy static in regards to intuitively knowing about the workings of the Cosmos. If that's the case and along come something called religion who is telling you that they were hearing the broadcast very clearly, just follow them, they are talking directly to "god" and if you believe in and follow behind they would help get your message through to the omnipotent one. Wouldn't you want to follow them?
By virtually relieving humanity
of the desire to be intellectually sound and responsible for the planet,
religion has become a destructive force, driving and reeking havoc
on this planet; continually, arrogantly involving humanity in devastating
immoral wars as the only means to dispute resolution. We have taken it for granted that we are the dominant and controlling
species on this little water blue planet. More importantly we are
even so bold and completely arrogantly infatuated with ourselves as
the prime species to actually think in terms of having a one to one
relationship with the original creative impulse.
No doubt we originally began worshipping a spirit using simple and
original thoughts centring on seasonal changes, sun, moon, or eventually
fire spirit veneration. Something which over countless human generations
and societies and much time passing eventually contrived faith prophets,
shaman or spirit healers. Eventually this became a clergy, a ministry
of hierarchy with pompous elaborately robed controllers
Perhaps if we reflect on it, this need for a belief system came about
from simply surviving and being alive on this planet. It is literally
an endless wonder to behold, with its incredible overwhelming scenic
beauty and the complex interrelated ways of its flora and fauna that
are a constant unending marvel to us all. From this then, it is relatively
easy to comprehend why our early ancestors thought that a god or a
divine spirit or hallowed phenomena must have played out a hand in
its extraordinary creation and constant upkeep.
Each of us has a unique view and slant on the subject of human kind
and first creation. There are numerous and quite varied stories and
creation concepts readily circulating on our planet, all attempting
to come to terms with and explain the miracle of creation.
Our philosophical movements have dreamt up a creator or "God," sometimes
even a "Goddess", and these human concocted entities are generally
recognised by many on the planet to be the ultimate originators of
everything there is or was. If one can believe this, these deities
are actually believed to be interested enough to indulge and cater
to our petty earthly human whims. These human concocted religions
honestly think that this power is located somewhere in the nebulous
heavens of our endless sky, and that these deities look in and take
an active part in the day-to-day running of the planet. They presume
"he" truly pays mind and caters to each of our insignificant
One curious and perplexing thing is this, a number of the Western
based organised "religions" actually believe that this powerful force
takes the form and persona of the male gender on our planet. Very
craftily the religions claim that we are made in his likeness. Their
omnipotent god is never thought to come from the only organic life
creating gender that we have on the planet, our females.
Unfortunately from my perspective most of our formalised religions
have absolutely no true basis in actual Cosmic reality. Over time
and countless years of incredible male gender bias infused with a
need for domination, cosmically unenlightened and completely out of
core sync religiously based prophets and brothers, who were in truth
completely unaware of the plain simple fidelity regarding our place
in this vast endless Universe, cobbled and pieced together what we
now acknowledge as our modern religions.
They created a system of false and phony faiths that have fostered
a dependency solely on themselves. They promoted an attitude and an
assertion that the planet is ours for careless raping, leading to
a whole scale slaughter of our wild natural species and the continual
lessening and depletion of the planets limited and finite resources.
This type of faith absolves the followers of a need for moral and
physical responsibility to the planet; ironically the same planet
that provides us with our lives and an endlessly sustaining environment.
Religions provide their followers with a simple mechanism for forgiveness
and an effortless path towards obtaining Earthly "privilege".
RESOLUTIONS VIEWED FROM A COSMIC PERSPECTIVE
Like religions I also have my own creation theory. The Cosmos itself was actually birthed and is simply growing just like everything else that grows matures and eventually in the end dies. If we proceed back to our Cosmic beginnings some thirteen odd billion years ago, we might see it reduced all the way back too a ball or Cosmic egg containting everything that's ever going to be in our Universe. That "big bang" theory which we all talk about was just the Cosmic egg itself actually being fertilized and then exploding into life.
you ask, who do I think impregnated and gave "birth" to our Cosmos?
Well other much older Cosmoses of course. Surely we cannot believe that this Cosmos we are in is the only one
in existence. Let's think about the number of star alone in our own
cosmos, its estimated that there are around 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
stars not galaxies in this Cosmos. That's actually more than all of
the tiny grains of sand found on all the beaches here on this planet.
And our sun which is really one of those stars represents just one
of those tiny grains of sand.
Then let's imagine that we ourselves are tiny fleas living on a mangy
dog thinking and preaching to each other that this dog is the only
one in existence. Where on this Earth or in the entire universe does
there exist only one of something? It simply does not work that way.
For me, there are a multitude of cosmos and cosmic dimensions and
we are simply alive for only an extremely short period of time in
this particular version of the Universe.
I do, however, truly worry for our future as Cosmic beings and wonder
what will eventually become of us. Will my fellow planetary inhabitants
ever awake from their narcoleptic earth bound slumber and come to
their senses and get anything right? It's my feeling there exists
within many intelligent human beings a profound intellectual and thinking
centered blight or affliction.
I think of it as being a thought disease, one I call "intellectualitis".
The conception that it is actually beneficial and profitable for some
individuals to go to war is a symptom of this illness. The idea that
any "war" can truly be won is yet another human mental deception.
Everyone on the planet relinquishes the fidelity contained in cosmic
life when human beings clash and strive to exterminate each other.
How many leaders do you know, at any level and any time in our history,
who have used their power and influence to advance the notions of
caring, kindness, or any Cosmic core values?
Human beings in the raw appear to lack the inclination to have respect,
it's something that's perhaps not instinctively intuitive and must
therefore be gained from knowledge. Perhaps with a deeper regard for
the issues surrounding our planet and it's intimate connection to
the greater cosmos, an awareness of that synchronicity surrounding
this planet by it's human beings, a respect for the flora and fauna
that inhabits this space with us would mature. We even lack a rudimentary
honor amongst ourselves, we do not in the end even pay homage to our
own intellects. We simply allow our minds to become the endless dumping
grounds for the mental litter and rubbish that is being spewed out
continually by our mercenarily based gutter dwelling popular culture
We have given license too and encourage a kind of constant mental
flooding, but it's unfortunately overflow coming from our human intellectual
gutters, "rat" like instincts are being allowed to grow
flourish and prevail. Our societies, all the while crying out that
we are living free and have freedom from human tyranny and domination.
Then quietly we are being lead into the back alleys of commercialism
where uncaring corporations literally terrorize each of us through
advertising into becoming compulsive consumers, where we live a life
of endless material bondage that has a treadmill like captivity to
it, and is being driven by a ravenous uncaring profit seeking marketplace.
We all know the difference between right and wrong. Unfortunately
minds that have been infected by intellectualitis can justify agendas
and corrupted actions steeped in greed, self glorification, or moral
corruption. Take what happened in the 1930s, an entire nation was
lead astray and influenced away from Cosmic roots by one human being
who was badly infected with rampant intellectualitis. By 1940 the
world was at war yet again against this country as they were committing
One powerful corrupted individual mesmerised an equally "intellectualitis"
blinded nation to follow him on his egomaniac depraved and destructive
path. Millions of lives were lost, even more were compromised. In
a world with Cosmic core values this type of history could not occur.
In that world everyone alive would know and respect the difference
between caring and being careless, and would have known a just path
from a wrongful one.
We all can distinguish honesty from its rival dishonesty. Take the
word democracy for example, here in the West we believe we live in
a political system that represents public interest but in truth its
far from being that. The local candidates that are faithfully and
duly elected journey to our nation's capital carrying with them the
best of our intentions. But the truth of our political system is that
ultimately the elected candidate is forced to fall into line, and
simply following obeying and promoting their own patriarchal dominated
In many cases here in Canada at least, its the parties who simply
appoint a candidate of their choosing for many of the countries ridings,
they call it parachuting a candidate in, someone who in most cases
has nothing what so ever to do with the riding itself. Then the parties
literally terrorize us with fear mongering during the election period,
the last few elections have boiled down to our dominant governing
party using threats of the loss of our universal health care system
if we are crazy enough to vote for the other main business oriented
The parties themselves are all controlled and being manipulated by
behind-the-scene interests who dictate the direction and path for
the country. In a genuine and truthful democracy there would be no
parties, no back room maneuvers, and no terrorizing threats being
made during elections. Each of the candidates representing their own
home ridings would be able to vote independently in Parliament, making
decisions based on what the public who they are supposed to represent,
actually wish for the country. As it exists now its really just a
political sham and in truth, simply an out and out phony pretense
of being a democracy.
We are aware of kind, nurturing values and would instinctively choose
them over careless behaviour on a personal level. Yet we here in Canada
brutally kill hundreds of thousands of completely defenceless newly
birthed wild life forms, seal pups. An immoral action sanctioned and
licensed by a government under the guise of protecting our off shore
fisheries. The sad truth is that this cowardly killing of innocent
cosmic life forms would not be deemed necessary, if we were caring
and had not blindly vacuumed all of the fish from our ocean waters
and then had the gaul and sheer blind human nerve, to turn around
and blame those seals and their new borns for the disastrous collapse
of the fishery.
Having a strong empathy for life on this planet is blatantly misinterpreted.
Cosmic values of kindness and compassion are perceived by patriarchal
thinkers to constitite human weakness. They can not grasp nor fathom
and appreciate the maturity and long term sustainability that is generated
from a society with an empathic philosophy with its attending and
Unfortunately the predicament we are facing is this, we all live and
exist on a finite planet. The lack of cosmic core values distorts
and is affecting the organic planetary rhythms. It is dramatically
affecting our biological survival systems. We are living with the
consequences, a Cosmic "paradise lost" now filled with hatred, on
going vengeful wars, constant bickering amongst religious belief systems
and now we watch the demise of the ecological systems on a scale that
is alarmingly frightening. We permit a dark side to constitutionally
taint our minds with destructive and ruinous thoughts, thus creating
the conditions and the catalyst for orchestrating and bringing about
eventual societal chaos and probable planetary disaster. The sad truth
is we only have ourselves in the end to hold accountable.
I wonder in the far off darkened recesses of my mind if our societies
will ever peel off and fully cleanse themselves of the ancient and
corroded chains and restraining shackles. That enormous dead weight
of our badly rusted out intellectually tainted anchoring foundation
stones. And if possible centre our intellects on a plain simple message,
one baring a Cosmic core truth. We are not alone. We must live by
the values of kindness and caring. We must accept the plain truth
of all situations. Then we must be prepared to apply these concepts
not only daily, personally but on a global level.
As I live out my quickly vanishing days on this tiny fertile oasis
I spend my dwindling time on the creation of visually based murals.
This work just might be my intuitive banshee wailing, or perhaps it
is more of a screeching howl into the utter and complete darkness,
at finding myself literally trapped here in this human made morass,
in quicksand that's been made by its own psyche's netherworld. I am
doing my art work just to prove to myself, without a shred of doubt
remaining in my own searching intellect, if surely to no one else's,
that this core, this very essence of life that was loaned to me by
the Cosmos is not being lived out simply totally in vain.
Somehow intuitively deep in side myself and from what's coming out
through my aesthetic endeavour, I know the Cosmos is indeed magnanimously
aware of our slow but steady ascent and of our clandestine eventual
becoming. Conceding, even if it is seemingly benignly indifferent
and completely unconcerned in regards to our organically based enlightenment,
that while we are on our own we are certainly by no means simply all
alone. And if we took the time to explore just a little deeper moving
past the surface layers we inhabit, we would find things are entirely
different in the Cosmic context.
Human kind must eventually find it's sanity and finally realize and
begin to adpot and believe in the true Cosmic realities, acknowledging
that there is a much grander mandate than what we have been imagining
and even dare to participate in. We are simply one organic awareness
among many. Although we have been granted life on this planet, we
are responsible for providing a safe environment for those on our
planet and are accountable for consummating our Cosmically granted
lives through an aware union with the unvarnished truth.