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We wear suits. We strive to be “politically correct”. We stop at red lights and go when they turn green. We work 40 hour work weeks. We have systems for everything. A legal system, an education system, a healthcare system, and so on. We shake hands when we meet, we say things like “nice to meet you” or “have a nice day”. We groom ourselves, wear clothes that are acceptable, we teach our children mainline ideas and views so they’ll be accepted by the rest of society. I’m not pointing these things out specifically to demonize one aspect in particular, but rather to make a contrast. It seems we have most of the surface level things down (even though much of this conditioning is abstract and like everything else in the universe…is subjective). (more…)

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So the Mayan calendar drops off in December this year. Other ancient civilizations described this moment in the time loop as pivotal to our next phase of consciousness . . . and so on and so forth. So what does that have to do with our day to day lives? What does this mean to us? Is the world coming to an end? (more…)

For over 10 years I’ve been researching on a wide variety of different studies. Quantum physics, consciousness, conspiracy, secret societies, biology, government, politics, religions, ancient civilizations, hard sciences, etc. in search of truth. I’ve always asked (more…)

A man climbs the ladder of success all within the confines of his false ego until he realizes . . . it wasn’t he that succeeded, it was the self collectively created by everyone else . . . which is not success at all. Have you ever noticed that some of the greatest true successes come by way of great suffering first? There is a reason for this.  The Infinite All is our true origin . . . the ego is the false self which seeks to hold on to limiting beliefs of what you (more…)

A lot of people have been exposed to a piece I did back in 2008 that has stuck with them. Many have been intrigued by it and it’s been featured in 2 major art galleries in Nashville. I’ve sold many prints of this piece and to my buyers I’ve had to explain the meaning and symbolism behind it. People have felt strangely drawn to it and the phenomenon has even eluded my own explanation. I’m going to explain it in this post the symbolism behind the images in this piece as well as why I felt compelled to paint it.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12

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If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
– Gospel of Thomas, verse 70.

"Insanity" by Anir Brokenear

That’s one of favorite quotes of all time and one of the most powerful and liberating concepts of all time period. Human expression . . . while the term is vague the subjective meaning is not.

This is especially true of the “artist”. We are all artists to a degree but some are more inclined to expression than others. I believe the best artists are the people that are the most sensative to life and all things understood but rarely spoken. You know, deep rooted emotions that everyone feels but hardly discusses for fear of ridicule. Society breeds mediocrity but the person that expresses themselves past the wall of naysayers and pushes on is eventually redeemed and held in high regard. But the true artist doesn’t seek redemption in the eyes of others but lives to create . . . or “express”. Now take the artist that adheres to (more…)

We look at why people do things. Why do some people excel and others don’t? Why does it take longer for people to achieve their goals than others? In my reading on various subjects that help me understand what makes people act and react I’ve made some discoveries. Behind many people’s front motivations are a lot of hidden ones. Some people that seem to achieve by (more…)