Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank You Berlin!

Written September 5th, 2011

Berlin ….. Thank You!

Besides all the color, charm, deep history and openness to art.....

Could I have ever imagined that I would take a giant LEAP in my ability to show up as a MAN in this life would be on the streets of Berlin…..well ….. never in a million lifetimes. But it is true. Each day, through the pain and fears of rejection, emotional discomfort and lack of energetic strength I managed to open my heart to the city of Berlin and pour out the greatest gifts possible from my soul. And it paid off, physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. I am different because of this experience. I am more confident, grounded and loving what it is I am to do in this life. My voice has opened up to places I could have never imagined. I relationship has grown (as it always will when there is more SELF-LOVE). I feel alive and funny enough, for the first time in my life, I feel like a provider. I would wake up every morning and breath through the emotional baggage and eventually find myself out in the streets, singing to absolute strangers, most of whom could not understand a word I was saying, and do my best to deliver these songs and messages like it was the first time, every time. Some days, WOW, well, they were excruciating, there was even a couple of times where the pain was so great that I had to just sit and revel in the experience of my insistent separation. I love this city, I am forever grateful for this opportunity to stand up and BE ME in the face of all my fears. Am I now an enlightened saint, quite a way to go really, all I know is that I have taken one giant leap towards my own empowerment which in turn is a huge step for the "Brave New World" project as I always intended to be LIVING these messages.

Thank you again Berlin and everyone whom was a part of this exchange!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thank you Safta (Grandmother in Hebrew) - May 14th, 2011

Safta (Grandmother in Hebrew)

For the last 4 months in Israel, I have been blessed with the opportunity to carefully observe a pattern of thought and behavior inside myself while staying in the presence of Safta (Grandmother in Hebrew).

Safta is an 87 year old woman whom rises out of bed everyday at 5:30 in the morning, flips on the radio for companionship, takes an half hour walk, comes back for breakfast and then meanders through the day enjoying programs on television, rest and timely food breaks. At 87 years, she is full of life, smiles frequently, is sharp in the mind and quite honestly, enjoys more outside activities then me these days. 2 times a week she goes for pillates and often she attends gatherings of other Holocaust survivors (Yeah, all this and she is a Holocaust Survivor).

So, back to my pattern of thought. I find that I was raised to think that the old is tossed away from society like a used dishrag. The thought of claiming someone to be useless based on their ability to perform daily work is quite insane to say the least. But, here I am, conditioned in that pattern, looking upon the times when she is helpless or forgetful (which is very few and far between) with pity and even disgust.

So, I catch myself in this thought saying WHY? This great pillar of wisdom in front of me whom has suffered through and risen above the most horrific of circumstances and has lived to tell the story with her mere presence alone, WHY, can I be so narrow minded to look upon her deteriorating body and contemplating the uselessness, WHY, because that is what our great society in the West teaches us. If someone is old, they are mold. It is sick to say the least and

RIGHT HERE AND NOW, I am standing to transform it for myself.

I will NOW look upon this base of knowledge that Safta represents with humility and respect. I honor the age of her experience in THIS LIFE and to learn from the patterns of thought that have carried her into her later years. I wake up to the sun and embrace a new day with her sweet smile in my mind knowing that I am blessed with the opportunity to see the glory of creation expressed through an aging vessel.

Safta, aside from the great wisdom I have received in knowing your struggles and triumphs in life, I honor your gift to the world as it is a symbol of the strength we all have to keep on LIVING our lives until the day it is time to go. THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waking Up With A Smile!

I feel so grateful to have a partner that I can now wake up to with a smile. Ask me 3 years ago or even a year ago and I would have not been able to tell you the same but now I truly believe that "Life is much better SHARED." The game is to go deep inside and realize the right partner for YOU, not for your patterns. The first thing is to see the patterns of the Partners that keep coming in that DO NOT WORK. The partner of your dreams might be someone whom you could never imagine because we tend to see the world through the eyes of a ROM COM, where everything is perfect, passionate and FOREVER. A REAL relationship is in the NOW, and this NOW is forever and the now changes, and there are storms, there are heavy currents, there are blissful flights and passionate nights, but the PARTNER of our dreams is the one, whom you ENJOY THE RIDE, whom you can yell, scream and fight from a place of love and awareness and at the end of the day when all is said and done, you can wipe the slate clean with LOVE and wake up the next day again with a SMILE!

So, short advise, GET CLEAR beyond the FORM, shiz, get clear with the FORM as well, but that can be sculpted with the mind and will fade in time. Find out what you want, what you need and what you want to give. GIve Tony Robbins - Peak Performance Strategist & Author (The Ultimate Relationship) as spin, may sound cheesy but IT WORKS, because HE WORKS YOU and like any great game in life, the work is the foundation, so be ready to take a deep look in the mirror and watch all the shit patterns you have designed yourself around come right to the forefront of your mind. THen, as the fire burns and your true insanity comes to the surface, you will be met with the opportunity to GROW and you will then find that THAT GROWTH is the reason why you are in the relationship in the first place. BE BRAVE, THE TIME IS NOW!

To my beloved partner Mai Segev, thank you for inspiring these words...

Daniel Tyler Pohnke

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sunrise 365 - Day 85 - h2o Mornings

Did you know that most of the reason for morning Lethargy is due to dehydration? So, what that means is that moving past the getting out of bed blues could be as simple as downing a litter of water when you first awake. This can assist in making the effort to enjoy the first light of day….

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sunrise 365 - Day 84 - A Practice For Peace

Are you feeling peaceful today? Is the world and all of it's distractions keeping you from seeing the shining light that you are inside? If so, I have a nice practice (and quick of course, I remember that we don't have TIME these days, even though time is only in the mind, but thats for another day).

I know that everyone has seen a sunrise at some time in their life and have watched and contemplated the glorious manifestation of a new day. Well, the practice is exactly that. For a few minutes let's close our eyes, breath into that light shining inside of us and picture the light of first day. Contemplate the stillness that surrounds it and the dance of nature as it wakes up with you. See yourself as being surrounded in this peaceful energy of the sunrise for the whole entire day and when things come up that attempt to pull you into a frenzy, close the eyes again, even for 30 seconds and come back to the space. next thing you know you will be a walking sunrise and everyone that meets you will feel like they have just seen the light of a new day.

With LOVE!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


What are these symbolistic layers of fabric that we wave through the sky with high ideals? What do they really symbolize in OUR lives? The Past? The Future? NOW? Or a complete collection of the whole?

Who is to say that this country is MINE or that country is YOURS? Imagine the speck of time that this body comes to this earth and lands in a Flag Bearing Country.

In this life I am an American Citizen. This relation to a flag has it's freedoms and it's barriers as I travel through the world. There is so much wrapped around a Flag, politics, rules, governments, fools, but the greatest and only thing I choose to look at when I see a FLAG is COLOR. Our countries define culture and culture is interesting and dynamic, to be explored as much as possible in the short time that we get to venture through our lives.

I guess my focus is unclear on what point I really want to get across in this message of FLAGS, but I will not for another moment watch the world wave flags as a symbol of strength over another FLAG, holding them in pride when one countries conquers another or when the media LIES and states that A ONE COUNTRY HAS DEFEATED AND KILLED A RULER (hint hint).

LIving in Israel, I find so many people here PROUD to be Israeli, Proud in a way that separates them from the rest of the world in ways that are superior or inferior. What nation is TRULY superior to another. Every nation in the world will go through a cycle of power and strength due to the consciousness of the citizens. Right now America is getting a wake up call to the lack of ACTUAL STRENGTH the nation has and this is causing the people to OPEN THEIR EYES.

Again, where am I going with this, nowhere, just like devoting oneself to a country of a FLAG. I am devoted to LOVE, to UNITY and to the experience of life as a whole. By venturing into other FLAG oriented places with lines drawn as borders and people protecting territory like savage beasts, I intend to honor my connection to each and every being in the region as a being of LIGHT and LOVE and COMPASSION, and soon enough we will create a NEW FLAG that encompasses all the colors of the globe, but then there will be no reason for a flag. So for now, I play the game of flags clothed in these rags that are considered tags by material hags. I choose to dance and romance with the world as whole simple because it interest me to do so ….. Do I stand behind one nation, religion or ONE form of spirituality? I stand behind them all, because at the core, they were all created by human beings and in all human beings there is LOVE.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Platform

The Platform - April 23rd, 2011

For months and months now I have been guided to a vacant platform overlooking the hills of jerusalem for my morning practice. It was as if this small piece of stone slab was placed for me to go into deep meditation and ecstatic Yoga at first light everyday. There was a deep sense of belongingness to this platform that I figured was due to the fact that it was surrounded by nature, but, much to my constant yearning of realization of something greater, I happened upon a connection while walking the dog of a Potential Business Partner here in Israel.

For the last week, we have been having constructive meetings about representation in Israel and the possibility of doing an rather large festival in the near future. On this day, My partner and the potential Israeli partner decided to speak in Hebrew in order for the meeting to move along smoothly. So, after a few 30 minutes of gathering my thoughts I decided to get up, have a stretch and look around the yard.

In the distance, I saw a curious looking canine beckoning me to its 20 meter CAGE. After getting over the fact that the poor mutt was in a cage, I decided to take it upon myself to take the muscular and excited mammal for a walk …. he ended up running me! When I walked/ran outside with the poochie, I looked to my left and SAW MY MORNING PLATFORM! WOW I thought, we are so close to where I meditate in the mornings, what a great thing that would be if we ended up working together, maybe I could come for breakfast …. When I returned, I told the potential business partner about my findings and he mentioned the platform was HIS. I guess I have been attracting him in for some time now. AMAZING!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunrise 365 - Day 33 - I AM ABUNDANT

Day 33 - I am Abundant

This morning while I walked under the first light of this spectacular sunrise, I enjoyed the expanded thoughts of Wayne Dyer. One of the main topics of the day had to do with the state of abundance. Could you ever imagine the SUN having a thought that "today I just won't shine ….." or "am I enough?" I think the answer is clear .... but .... why do we? We think that we are SO BIG that we can just dim out whenever we want even though the WORLD needs us just as much as it needs the SUN. I say we make a commitment to SHINE our LOVE LIGHT in every moment possible with acts of gratitude, compassion and inner peace…..WHO's IN? .... and ….. How will you SHINE today???

Friday, April 1, 2011

Brave New World - Created Like a Child Would Create

"Skepticism does not arise in children. It comes only in people who walk within boundaries. Children live in their fantasy world, a world of many possibilities, a world of innocence, joy, beauty and so much love." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

This is how I choose to live! Lately, we have been having listening sessions for our new album Brave New World, and I have to say that there is so much skepticism about the concept. Phrases like "It is going to be really hard to market. " - "People don't want to hear various styles of music on one CD." I have to say that I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR DIFFERENT STYLES OF MUSIC MOST OF TIME.....hence the SHUFFLE BUTTON on our mp3 players. So, what is the difference of doing it on 1 album?

Truly I understand the honest worry of each and every person that poses the same question about Brave New World. The truth is that the CD will be marketed in many markets to many different people thus expanding the message out to as many people from various backgrounds as possible. This is like the creation of a child, free of boundaries, a fantasy in the material world. A CD THAT YOU ACTUALLY CANNOT PUT IN A BOX (or Genre). HMMMM…Imagine that!?

I choose to create from the heart, a limitless expression of collaborative excellence. Are you ready for something new????

For more on Brave New World follow this link …..

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A message from a Master on the Solar Plexus

"Different organs of your body are governed by different devas. The solar plexus is connected with the SUN - which is why it is called the "solar" plexus. The solar plexus has a profound impact on the central nervous system, the optic nerves, the stomach and what we usually call out "great feeling". It is the second brain in our bodies.

Usually, the Solar Plexus is slightly bigger then an almond. But with the practice of Yoga, Meditation and Pranayam, the solar plexus can become as large as a human hand. It can then balance the bodily functions. When the solar plexus expands, the intuitive mind improves and the mind becomes clear and focused. When the Solar Plexus contracts, you feel miserable, sad, depressed, and all sorts of negative feelings.

WHEN THE FIRST RAYS OF THE SUN fall on the solar plexus, it is beneficial for your body. Doing Sun Salutations in the early morning is an excellent way to expand the solar plexus …. " - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Translation - Do Yoga First thing in the morning and BE HAPPY!!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Our sun is 4.5 BILLION years old and will last about another 4.5 BILLION years before it begins it's descent of 2 BILLION years…. NOW, in the space of INFINITY, it's life is a mere pebble in the sand …. what does that make the human life of 100 YEARS …. Think about this the next time worry comes to mind …. LOVE!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Song Lyrics - A Message From Our Great Mother

A Message From Our Great Mother
Song Lyrics by Daniel Tyler Pohnke

Son my child
It's been a while
Since the two of us have BEEN
The World is Wrapped in my Fury
How am I gonna reach you
How am I gonna reach you

You know time is on my side
But to you
Just another disease
In a moment I could rip the empires you built
How am I gonna reach you
How am I gonna reach you

Have you seen
A white bear scream to the sun
While lost at sea
How am I gonna reach you
How am I gonna reach you
How am I gonna reach you
How am I gonna reach you

Son my child
It's been a while
Come on now, let us BE
I painted the world is signs clear as can be
Because I wanna reach you
I wanna reach you
I am with you and….


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

6 Natural Cures For Cancer

For anyone that knows anyone that is dealing with CANCER....please watch!!! My mom went through cancer with the well known destructive qualities of Kemo, aging 50 years in 1 year, practically loosing her mind and rendering her FULL OF FEAR towards the end of her days. Luckily she had so much love around her that her transition was blanketed in this state, but her personal state was destroyed by KEMO and I cannot stand to see another person in this world go through such an abusive transition....