Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Delhi Metro

Many do not know this, but somewhere underneath (and above) the sludge and heat of Delhi, is a glorious world of shimmering cool breezes and fast efficient travel. It is a life changing experience just to walk down into the New Delhi Metro Terminals. The intensity, density and overwhelmingly sensory experience of This Enormous Indian Metropolis calms into an collectively organized system of low-cost efficient travel. PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY STANDING IN LINES!! That just does not happen on this side of the world. If anything, just take a ride if you are looking to get out of the heat for a time. The whole metro system is completely AC and quite spacious even in Rush hour. Trains run every 2 minutes or so in various directions in the city. And, I believe by the end of 2012 you will be able to reach most of delhi through this reliable network of over and underground travel. EXPERIENCE IT YOURSELF….Trust me, it is worth it!

Check it out online at….http://www.delhimetrorail.com/

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wandering Focus

A man sits down at a public cafe to write out his proclamation for the greatest eco system that has ever been visioned on this planet. He is calm, focused and clear in his path. Each word echoes through him onto the page, moment by moment coming ever so closer to the greatest message the world has ever seen….and in an instant the weather changes. Like a cool breeze in the heat of a Death Valley Summer, the wind of her essence captivates his every cell. His next thought was the completion of a new evolution of mankind, the answer to all of our suffering was in the completion of one final sentence, but, the sentence has escaped him. His mind is now filled with the scent of a gentle rose petal laced in lavender. The shimmer of her long brown hair beckons his fingers to drop the pen and focus his presence on the greatest gift he has ever seen….A WOMAN. He is hypnotized, and in that same moment as he finished his masterpiece, he connects into her eyes and flashes a whole new existence, the courting, the travel, the long nights of love making, the countless conversations on worldly topics, the house, the children, death. And in that moment his life is forever changed. No longer will he save the world, but he will give his gift to the most beautiful woman that he has ever seen in his life….

10 minutes later….the weather changes again….this time she is Blonde with….

Moral of the story….MEN, MAKE SURE YOUR WORKSPACE IS FREE FROM DISTRACTION….There is none more powerful then the blessed and glorious distraction of a Divine Goddess…..She has the power to HOLD THE MOON in the palm of her hand!

Monday, November 1, 2010

She Moves Me - A Poem

She Moves Me

The strength of her action demands my presence

The tone of her voice demands respect

The look in her eye demands love

Where have I gone, whom have I become

to walk to far from where I belong

I wander through corridors of lost plans

Seeking a new path to the same place

Quietly I place my tail between my legs

And scurry for a simple comfort in a moment of Solitude

Do I need my space or has emotion sucked me into a pit of

Self Loathing once again.

Love rests in the eyes of my commitment to my word

None other then that will keep her safe in fluctuation

The safety of steadiness.

No matter how I feel

Which way my heart tells me to go

If I stay true to my word, then I will hurt no one

And if my words change and my action must move

Then I will communicate The Unsaid truth before the

Waiting begins….SHE MOVES ME



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Action over Emotion

Most of my life I have lived by my emotion, acted upon my emotion, self destructed upon emotion and manipulated to get my way because of emotion. This time in my life has dawned a new era. A time when, especially since being back in India, my emotions are running ramped, but my focus is clean and my action is positive. Even in times of dramatic separation and hateful thoughts, I am CHOOSING to show up. Definetely far from perfect, but more aligned with my intention of WALKING THE WALK then ever before. Love IS the answer. Peace First is my mantra. How can anything great be created from a space of NON-Peace? If you figure that out, I would love to hear all about. I CHOOSE to create from peace. And, wow the creation is pouring through! GRATEFUL!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

12 Hours Through The Night

Whatever you decide to do, I will let you in on one thing that you must refrain from doing FOR THIS WHOLE LIFETIME. Ready?

REFRAIN FROM DRIVING FROM RISHIKESH TO DELHI IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. I honestly have a difficult time even putting together words to explain this horrific experience that I shared in 2 nights back.

With about 170 Kilos of weight on the bike, we left Rishikesh at around 11pm. Being that the bike had just been repaired and had new parts, we could only max out our speed at 45 KM an hour, about 25 MILES PER HOUR!! And, we had to stop every 40 KM and let the bike cool. WOW! Imagine, every single person in India drives with their HIGH BEAMS on and, there are more bugs and dust in certain areas then a pig farm. So, because of the lights, you have to keep your eyes uncovered because the glare is far too much to handle if you are wearing glasses or a helmet.

Now, much to my surprise, but not really, the roads from Rishikesh to Delhi been destroyed, so, for half of the journey, I was behind the wheels dodging half seen potholes while LORI trucks managed to direct me off the the main road.

After 5 hours of this, I felt we actually were getting somewhere, HALFWAY, of a 225 KM drive in 5 HOURS! That means we were driving, on average, 20 KM an hour or 12 MILES PER HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INDIA! you gotta love it.

So, on that 5th hour, the bouncing up and down of the numerous potholes had managed to bend and break the rack on the back of the bike. So, We had to pull over, in the most dusty part of the journey, NO LIGHTs, and take all of the baggage off of the bike. Luckily, my partner managed to flag down some passerby's and they, most sweetly, took all of our baggage in their cars and my partner in their car, and left me with the bike and another 6 hour journey, ALONE.

But, I kept on, insisting on arriving to a nice room, with a hot shower to wash off the 4 CM thick dust that had arranged itself all over my body and MORE SO, IN MY EYES!

Also, I went from COLD to HOT, HOT to COLD, and, last thing, let me tell you something about Delhi, when you arrive in DELHI, usually you have about 2 more hours till you reach your destination. I arrived in the Delhi Area at 8:45 AM. I arrived at my hotel at 10:30 AM and I was far from Spiritual. I WAS PISSED OFF!!!

I wonder why I choose to do things when I KNOW the outcome.

I KNOW driving at night is the most dangerous thing to do in India!

I KNOW the road from Rishikesh to Delhi is my LEAST favorite in all of INdia!

I KNOW that the journey will take at least 12 hours due to the bike situation!

But, I still chose to do it. hmmmmmmmmm….I will ponder this a bit more……

4dalove (having a bit of trouble staying there…but….what do do!)

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Over the past 3 years while traveling abroad, I have had the great opportunity to let go of a few long time fears, including fear of spiders, heights and getting run off of a mountain road. But there is one fear that decided to tag along for the longer ride. Well on August 11th, after years, including deep into childhood, one of my biggest came to fruition….I was finally stung by a SCORPION!! Yes, it hurt like hell, actually stepped right on it, something I thought was never possible. Earlier in the day my partner actually told me that she saw one, a statement that I told her could have been left from my consciousness, but, even with that said, that same night, a scorpion stuck its little prick into the bottom of my foot, now, i must say, the Fear has lessened a great deal, so, I am grateful for that….but, they still creep me out!!! What to do…..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


That is all I have to say....you know those urges that bubble up and want to just embrace the whole world in a blanket of love....I just had one of those moments and I have to say...I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Blessings from the Ganges in Rishikesh

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Monsoon Monsoon!

Awe the blessings of my favorite time of year in India. Daily downpour of rains penetrate the landscape and uproot a greenery that is indescribable. I guess all I can paint the picture with is the fact that all of the plants are EXTREMELY HAPPY!!! Waterfalls flow from every hill, it is literally like an ENCHANTED FOREST of BLISS! Nature speaks so loud during this time and you can feel the strength. The air is fresh, the water is clean and the people are....WET and Smiling as always. I think it will always be my favorite season here, and now, I am going to go out and get wet....Thank you Mother Nature for always replenishing your worth to quench the hunger and the thirst in me!



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to India

This first few days, I am completely upside down and confused. I just came from a solid working environment in where I was watching growth daily, and now, we are back in murky water, treading the dirty water, doing our best to stay afloat. Really, all I want to do is GO BACK to Israel, finish my work, which I feel was left undone, and settle back into India in a Western Way. But, the power of the Goddess insisted on us leaving. I always flow with intuition, and, yes, it was time to go.

Our earning potential is much greater in India and now, we must Earn! So, here we are...and....when I lay out what has happened in the first 5 days that we are here, it actually looks like things are moving in an incredible direction. Immediately we have our phones turned back on with low rate plans (something that took us almost 6 months to do before). Our internet card was swiftly re-activated! And, drumroll please....WE HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT! Yes, we are now official in India!! Yeah!!

So, we set the intention to take a few days in Silence and re-group our hears back into the great mother India and that is where I am writing right now. On top of a hill in which we had to take a cable car to get to the top. We are now spending 2 days in Silence in Raigad, a place in which we were guided to by Zorin, another home in which we were guided to because of the torrential rainfall that made us pull off of the road into their lovely estate and, in the proper Indian way....THEY TOOK US IN! I love INDIA!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Second Time Around - Coming Back to Israel

I think back to over a year ago, I believe it was around the beginning of May, 2009. I could ask my partner as she knows all dates, but we are in Silence right now, so, we will just keep it as the beginning of May. I got off the plane in a country I perceived only through the eyes of the media. I imagined coming into this war torn 3rd world with half exploded buildings and people dying in the street. I imagined daily rituals of caution to battle against the opposing forces. Yet, when I arrived in Israel, I arrived to an modernized Western country filled opportunity to explore and people to love. I immediately went back into the patterns of the old days where I would spin around from place to place - person to person, leaving those closest to me anticipating a return that was unlikely. On that particular occasion, over a year ago, I left the person responsible for bringing me there, My partner. I know it was a necessary happening to break down the past and bring us to a deeper love in which we reside on now, but WOW, i was like a bird on the ocean, flying in the wind, taking a shit wherever I wanted and having no place inside or outside to call solid ground.

But this time around, when we arrived in the beginning of April, 2010, I came with a much different mind set, a clear intention and a solid foundation that was built and supported by my beloved partner and her family. This time my meetings were orientated with work and to those whom which I respected and cared for most. I did not have time to run around and float in the wind. I have work to do, inside and out and I am completely dedicated to that process. In the last 3 and a half months I can rest assure that I have finally reached Manhood. I can carry out business with Top Professionals, work a 14 hour day, dedicated to uplifting humanity and come home and provide the presence and love that my partner needs. Although we have our faults, I feel my relationship has come to a place in which both of us are happily residing in our true essence. She is able to shine in her beauty of femininity as I am able to be the solid oak tree that gives her the freedom. As she feels more safe, her light of love radiates and soars out, holding the necessary space that I must know is present for me to penetrate the world. She holds more space, I work harder and with more people and both of us are happy. I feel like a man, serving the world and her the same, she feels like a woman, nurturing the world and her man the same. Oh what an incredible exploration of relationship. I am grateful that I have never been able to do it in the past. As now, things are expanding at such a level that I find myself in AWE when i sit back and ponder the growth on both ends.

And as for the devotion to the other side, work. Well, I met with some of India's finest while I was there. Had a chance to work with and be produced by one of Israel's best guitarists, Joseph E-Shine from Hadag Nahash. We met with upcoming stars like Shye Ben-Tzur, an artist that we will be exploring our relationship in detail when we arrive back in India. He introduced us to his booking and management people and has paved a road for infinite possibilities in live show production. I performed 2 BIG shows that reached out to more then 1000 people. And, the aimless floating of the past turned into intention filled floating that led us to recording 3+ tracks while we were there.

I am dedicated to this path and show up in every moment in order to give this gift. With that clear intention, everything is literally coming! I have to do much less and LIVE much more. Our weekly videos have a steady view rate of 150 people per week (which I personally would like to be much more) but, we know that these short makings will be most treasured after the major success is achieved. People love to look back and explore the roots. So, the roots are always there now for everyone to find out for themselves, in their time.

One last thing...on the second to last day, I cleared an enormous hurdle by playing in the streets and earning money....was one of my biggest fears and this time, I passed the test gracefully with flying colors. WHAT A GIFT!

So, 3 and a half months of devotion to existence pays off and the album is well under way. NEXT STEP, or I say NEXT CLEAR INTENTION....RAISING THE FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE TO MAKE BRAVE NEW WORLD ENORMOUS....as it should be....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Birthday Celebration This Year - Gratitude!

If you would have asked me 2 years ago where I would be on my 34th revolution, I probably would have said, Africa, India or some Western Cultivation like Australia or Japan. If someone would have told me that I would be spending my special day surrounded by 100+ open hearted, spirit driven ISRAELIS....I would have replied with "Are You out of your F***ing Mind!! But, that is exactly where life has taken me and I must say I couldn't have been happier in this cozy and spacious environment on this dear evening.

Friends from all over Israel, took this day into their existence and showed up with showers of gifts, hugs and kisses, blanketing me in the warm cheer of LOVE, and I returned the gift with hours of musical bliss. It was an exchange of the highest of order and those whom came left with a feeling of deep contentment. They just experienced the depth of my gift to the world in it's most intimate of ways, acoustic. I shared stories of my mom and my arrival in Israel. I sang love to my gracious and glorious partner. My greatest of friends came up to sing and stand by my side on this occasion. I cried, I danced, I romanced the depth of presence into those in need. My friends from Ahava gave a bowl ceremony. WOW, I could go on and on, basically, it turned out to be exactly what it was intended to be.....an INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL OF LOVE. It was the most profound git to see that in any culture, caste or religion, the light of love can attract people back into their heart. It is clear that I AM WALKING MY PATH. What a magical insight into personal truth. THANK YOU!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Allowing Greatness - Recording in Sderot - Part 2 - Session With Joseph E-Shine

For the last few weeks I have had brief interactions and collaborative sessions with this 20-year old producer/musician. In each meeting that we arranged, he arrived in full knowing of his greatness and the greatness that he would bring to the track chosen for him, "High". Let's take a brief moment on that.

We set a very clear intention on this album to work with different producers for each track and allow the universe to guide the right person to the right message. Our first and very clear example was the fact that Brave New World chose a man in which his talent is far beyond his output as he still spends brief moments in fear thus limiting his capabilities to be THE BEST OF THE BEST. But I watched as Brave New World worked on him and still continues to do so. Now, as for "High", our intention was to work with a reggae producer, but, we were guided to Joseph, yes, a seasoned Reggae producer, but, more importantly, a young adult whom is actively moving from the reckless partying life of drugs and alcohol into a subtle life of Yoga and Meditation. "High" is the poster song for this generation of purity, where the silence and awareness are the greatest tools for experiencing the bliss in connecting to the whole universe. THE SONG CHOSE HIM!

With that said, I was still a bit weary with his over-confidence and trusting attitude and for the fact that he wanted to take the song in the direction of folk, but, much to all of our liking and soon to be yours, we moved back to the Reggae one day before the recording. When Joseph showed up for the session, his confidence and grace took over the room and for the next 8 hours, his guidance, skill and creativity enammered all of us. A few of the students just sat back and watched as him and his pro engineer designed the room and the sound. For the first time in my life I was able to walk out of the room and trust in his creation. I came back after two hours to a track so full of life energy and so blissfully constructed, I am certain it will be the summertime smash for 2011!

It was one of those situation where his calming charisma lifted us all up and hieghtened our creative output. The drums were finished in 2 takes. The bass, guitars and keys in about 2 hours (all of which he performed). Then I laid my simple guitar riff in 1 take and then, the moment of truth, Vocals! Nailed in 2 takes, both of which are being used! Simply amazing. we started at 12:30 pm and finished by 8:30 with backing vocals and all the layers possible to make an amazing track. We walked out in a stream of hugs and love! I was just blown away. Well, the fact is that we all were mutually blown away by each other. I was told the talk in the control room when I was doing vocals was that I have a Million Dollar Voice. First time I ever heard that, and to hear it from a talented room like that whom has so much experience in the business, well, I am humbled and Elated!!

I was actually so lifted by the experience of the day that I returned and did vocals for "Wonderful Invention" that same night, again, nailing it in 2 takes. Grateful!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Allowing Greatness - Part 2 - Day 1 - Recording in Sderot

The first day was all about drums drums drums. The setup itself is 4 hours. So after an 11 am arrival and a 4 hour setup, it is now 3 pm before the first note is struck. The student engineers of Sapir college are completely amazing the whole entire time we are down there. Treating us like royalty and catering to our every need. This is there dress rehearsal before they are thrown out into the vile world of internship, bad sessions and disrespectful musicians. I am grateful and cordial, honest and to the point as our time is short. I am seeing myself much more of a man this time around, able to call in what is needed and follow the guidance as it calls me in many directions. I am able to stand strong in a decision and to finally TRUST it. I am finally, after 34 years, becoming a MAN! Thank God!

So, Elad Nedav, 21 year old drummer extraordinaire, whom I have been playing music with on both trips to the Holyland, showed up with confidence and grace for the session. He whipped through both songs in lightning speed, giving us the rest of the time to listen back, do guitars and start the vocals. We had some minor trouble with the guitar going out of tune, but were able to fix it by re-positioning my fingering on the fretboard. By the time I was finished with guitars, I was famished. Just imagine what it takes to play the same song over and over and over with the same enthusiasm and authenticity on each and every take. Yes, Tiring, so, we called it early the first night and went to sleep in order to prepare for the session the next day with Joseph E-Shine!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Allowing Greatness - Recording in Sderot - Part 1

"Allow Greatness" - These were the words that I posted on my Facebook Status when I arrived in Sderot on July 19th, 2010. After 5 years I have found myself in the studio once again, ready to release a whole new side of me. A me that is only part me and all God. Today I listen as for in years before I demanded control. So much so, that I could not get myself to record in a major studio. I made sure that I did all recording, editing and producing myself. This was my baby! But today, I find myself surrendered to a much great offering that demands the presence of many, a creation that is unified and constructed by great power.

So, now I am sitting with a room full of engineers and a producer that works so clear and so fast that I cannot help but move out of His way and truly "Allow Greatness!" And beyond that, the college has donated the studio to us for the full 2 days to utilize to our greatest potential.

I spent a whole lot of time watching the patterns of my mind. I am not great enough and I do not deserve this were two reccuring dreams. And, funny enough, even if "I" do not, The Much Bigger "I" deserves everything and anything. It is creation and whether or not I think "I" am great person or not "The Big I" could honestly care less. It is working a force through me that "I" cannot stop and if I were to, it would take so much effort that it would probably kill me in the process. So, again, I Allow Greatness!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Expand Full Moon Rising #16 - Building Brave New World II - Daniel Tyler...

Another full week of movement along the journey to create A Brave New World. More meetings, more fun and more in depth talk about the vision. THE TIME IS NOW!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Expand Full Moon Rising #14 - Bulding BNW Pt. 1 - "Brave New World" - Da...

WOW, this week, hands down one of the most productive weeks we have ever encountered and led to connections and collaborations for Brave New World...This Record, This Process...what a journey, and it has only just began to materially manifest! click this link to enjoy...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Expand Full Moon Rising #13 - Learning New Things - "Cries of Life" - Da...

This week we traveled up north and were met with some new lessons, Learnings, friends from a different realm and a special guest appearance of "THE GOAT!"

Friday, June 4, 2010

Response To Latest News in Israel...

I have been spending time on and off for the past two years on Israel, interacting with soldiers on a daily basis. Until people actually come here and experience the mentality of the Israel army, they will continue to label them as aggressors. Coming from the US, with the most over-aggressive army in the world, the Israeli army are actually warm and gentle people, focused on service and defense! What an army should be! Wake up and see the world beyond mainstream news, then form a belief!

Watch the video at least...and most important...the real work starts with....

"Repair Your Own Mind For The Sake Of Earth Kind"


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I am scared! Scared of what? Scared of not being scared anymore. I have been brought up in a world of fear and as that fear turns to love, I find occasional comfort in FEAR. How could I not when I was raised that Fear is the way to live your life. Fear your grades, fear your friends, fear relationships, fear success, fear excess, fear loneliness, fear not being accepted, and I could go on and on for days. I still wake up many mornings with that fear mind masking my greatest gifts in the illusion of FEAR, and, many times, I will be ignorant enough to feed it, stirring in frustration of things NOT WORKING OUT, or not being LOVED, or loving. So, what to do in these moments, I will do what I have to do, breath it out, find that space inside where there is NOTHING to DO, Nothing to Fear, just a space so small, yet Infinitely connected to deep inner bliss...I must go there now...maybe, if you are feeling the same...you could go there too...here is how...

Stand tall and straight and as still as possible...take long deep breaths for 2 to 5 minutes, as long as you can and hold the inhales at the top as long as you can...as you breath out, release any tension by yelling, laughing or crying it out...then, after this process, shake it out for another 5 minutes. After that you should be ready to go, if not, you can go further, do an hour of yoga and 30 minutes more of breathing...but, that is just me...I LOVE YOU!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Expand Full Moon Rising #11 - Love to Activism - "Into the Sun" - Daniel...

Expand #11....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIri4UHvvRg

For the Last Few Weeks we have been preparing for a big show in the forest of Jerusalem, to play the music of love for Israel's Activism Festival! What an a amazing journey the process was and THE SHOW itself...You can see it all here!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A response to a Michael Ellner Quote

I received this quote the other day and could not help but respond...

"Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality!” ---Michael Ellner


....and when working from the highest consciousness, all professions can uplift and expand in all areas, assisting US in making our lives free...how we see the world is our reality!

...so, how about this...when doctors pay attention to individual needs, they transform, when lawyers seek truth, they open our eyes...when a university is our TOOL, they expand knowledge, when governments work with the people, they assist freedom...and about religion...it is not necessary when we have FAITH...so, seek out Professionals that Listen to the BIG MIND, and work from there as a vessel, then, the ONLY thing that can be destroyed.... is FEAR

Just thought it was worth Blogging...LOVE

Expand Full Moon Rising #10 - Observing Palestine - "Sold Your Soul" - D...

Enjoy this week....


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rise up and Respect YOUR Artistic Gift!

Ramallah, Palestine - Friday April 23rd

From my intuition, growth was about to occur, growth that tests my conscious and helps me to speak loudly to my fellow musician, artists, or any masters of a particular craft that society looks upon as a simple HOBBY!

For many years, 7 to be exact, I spent my life and music career as the guy on the side whom would expend tons of energy captivating less then captive audiences. Let truth be told, most of the time I was able to win them, using various expressions and comedy. But, you know, most musicians are great musicians and they play music, and sadly, many times, they get stuck as background music at a restaurant, bar or crowded something or other. And, in our dire need to express ourselves and PLAY our hearts out, we take what we can get and go on high if we can touch one person in that audience! Which is GREAT….BUT...

After time goes on, that touch and go will get old, and our expression will get blocked by self-doubt and lack of movement…UNLESS…


People need to remember the importance of music, for our SOULS, and to respect the channel as it(we) stand on that stage and reflect a higher truth. In that silence and respect, hearts fly open, souls are stirred, minds are awoken into action and the drunken stupor of illusion becomes a tangible reality that can be honored, spoken and cradled like a lover!

So, WHAT TO DO?…Set the conditions for your performance!

From the moment of booking, Insist upon a respectful audience from the club manager. Demand a proper musical space that is honored like a sacred alter, worshipping Divine perfection, as all creation IS and MUSIC and Art is a pure reflection of that space. (Well, Don't say that, most booking agents will just think your some kind of spun out freak…speak their language) Insist upon clean space (NO SMOKING, TALKING, or EATING) Just go to a Classic Music Concert and take notes! Watch the crowd, feel the stillness that is created in that space and the expansion that happens with every NOTE!

So, As I walked out of the crowded smoky bar in RAMALLAH PALESTINE on Friday night, mid-way through my first song, my mind told me I was doing something WRONG, but my heart told me that what I do needs to be respected, BY ME!! When that happens, then all will follow. We so freely share our gift like we are prostitutes of it…but how about we harness that gift and GIVE IT LIKE A SACRED OFFERING to those ready to receive it…(or at least to an audience that is more then 50% present with it, then the rest will follow suite. Then great shifts can happen in consciousness! And as artists, we are free to express, respected enough to be confidence and WELL PAID!! ALWAYS GET YOUR ENERGY EXCHANGE!! THAT IS HOW WE CARRY ON….

On Friday April 23rd, I feel deeper in LOVE with MYSELF and everything I have to offer, and from this day forward…I have raised my standard to that of a GENIUS! WE ALL ARE!

(one final note) if you ask for all those conditions and the room is still in an flurry of flight…just sit on the stage with your eyes closed…instrument in hand…and when the room finally settles, SET YOUR CONDITIONS with the audience….THE worse that can happen, everyone leaves or you get booed off stage…but, you walk away with your dignity and self-respect knowing that what you have to give is far too special to sit in the background…that is what records are for!! So, give them a CD and tell them to put it on :) Then walk out and go make musical bliss with some good friends and loved ones!

Love and gratitude!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Full Moon Rising Weekly Video Offerings

For the last 5 weeks we have taken the initiative to share an online offering of music and life as Full Moon Rising progresses on the path. We have been having a complete blast compiling and preparing these sharings and are looking forward to all future sharing...so please, enjoy, share and constructively comment...your input helps us to grow even further!

Much Love and blessings!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

SLUM??? - Dharavi's Answer

SLUM - noun - a squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very "POOR" people.

POOR - adjective - lacking sufficient "money" to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society…

After tonights "Illuminate Dharavi" workshop and concert, I will simply have to quote my own song lyrics: "How can we, link our place, to re-invent a space that we call a disgrace when I see only joy on the children's face…Now can we see, with our selfish needs to see the world the way in which WE believe, we could be planting seeds of material NEED…I don't know."

the radiance, the joy, the unity, the collaboration, the care, the compassion, the never-ending enthusiasm…is this how the POOR behave? I would bet it was safe to say that these could be some of the richest people in the world. They are astounded by the little things, so present in their association to the world and completely grateful for any opportunity to shine their light.

We danced, we sang, we laughed, we joked, we invoked LOVE and Peace. I see the village in our hearts at every moment.

THANK YOU DHARAVI VILLAGE for answering an extremely simple question…does the material lack and inhumane conditions of the village tamper ones ability to ENJOY LIFE…answer: not for a moment…"WERE ALIVE!!!!"

"…can we see, we live in harmony and were connected to each others needs…"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Men! Please Read! "If" by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Spiritual Principle that came during guitar practice today via Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar Book

While in the middle of my guitar practice today, I dawned upon an spiritual principle that I have shaped my life around. It came in this text…

"Food for thought: wouldn't it be great to hear someone who could emulate George Benson, Jeff Beck, Shawn Lane and Jerry Donahue all at the same time? What I'm suggesting is of course preposterous, but my point is that you should learn from everything that you hear rather then develop tunnel vision by focusing too much on one player, in this way, you'll endue absorbing a range of different influences and combining them in a unique way, and the results are far more likely to sound like you!"
-Guthrie Govan

This goes for everything in life. Nowadays in my life, while walking a spiritual path, I seek knowledge from every living thing, every experience, every Master, thus creating my own unique path. As I run my business, I seek mentorship from various successful beings in all fields of Craft.

So many people in the world get STUCK in one-pointed focus on ONE THING, when our one-pointed focus should be in the brilliance and colors of every moment, this is the place in which we can learn more and more each moment and clearly dawn upon our own Unique existence!!


Friday, January 22, 2010

The Connection Proof Box of Modern Technology

After being in the States for a month and witnessing the constant usage of Google Maps on the iPhone, 3G, ect…I found out that there is actually Google maps in INDIA!!! So, yearning for that isolation and control that having your own navigation system provides, I set out to follow directions from the computer. The most classic thing about it is that Google maps actually gives you directions just like an Local person would, giving odd landmarks and way off Kilometer calculation. I think it was only about 10 minutes before I was completely lost and having to go back to my favorite way of getting around…ASKING PEOPLE!! So, it just so happened that a young English Speaking man pulled up next to me and guided me on the whole entire journey to where I needed to go, almost 50KM away, and, I got to make a new friend, connect and share in countless smiles and warm embraces. At the very end of my journey I had told him that I attempted to go to my destination using google maps…he kindly laughed and told me, "Don't follow these internet Googles and things out here in India, you must ad THE PEOPLE, they will always guide you safe!" And, as for the last 2 years of traveling on the "LOVE MACHINE", they always have and I know they always will when I open my heart…

Part of me reflected back to the short time I spent in the US and observing that each and every person has a navigation system in there automobile now, which, works in 2 ways…

1. Efficient Travel…

but sadly….

2. Complete Disconnect from the essential human NEED, the need to contribute.

There is such an amazing feeling that comes when we do something nice for someone…LIKE…GIVING THEM DIRECTIONS…how about next time, you give someone that gift by turning off the computer and trusting humanity!!

With Love and Laughter!