Being an artist of life and experiencing all that comes with that, I love this excerpt from Jon Rappoport’s latest article, which you can read in its entirety here: The Artist Within
“The artist within is not a creature of habit. He offloads what is already known and understood, because he wants to reach farther.
Yes, he may build on what he already knows, but this is just the starting point. Soon, he moves across the threshold of the knight errant, and he enters the non-system.
Others mock him and call him crazy, but: they too want to make the journey. They are aching to find the New, because boredom is driving them crazy. That is their central problem, no matter what they say and claim.
They are trying to be smug and self-satisfied. They are trying to be oh so normal. They are trying to be “rational” to the bitter end. They are trying to be something that is slowly strangling them.
But they will never admit it.
Most of all, they will avoid the impulse to create. Creating is their greatest fear. Because they sense they will have to get rid of their pose. They will have to go beyond systems, which compose their armor.
They will have to make a leap. They will have to put something new into the world and defend it against the people they know all too well: critics.
The artist who has already made the leap acknowledges that his core is imagination. He lives through and by it. He doesn’t retreat to the average. He doesn’t give up and strive to become a happy machine. He doesn’t allow the world to dictate to him. He doesn’t sedate himself.
He doesn’t fall back on so-called spiritual systems and their slogans and palliatives. He doesn’t build false gods and pretend they already exist. He doesn’t engage in the daily practice of asking someone or something to save him.
He doesn’t think of his life as an exercise in solving problems. He sees through many lies, but that is just the beginning of his work.
He wants new and startling realities, and he makes them. He doesn’t wait for them to appear.
He doesn’t wait for some ‘superior entity’ to tell him what to do.”
Love this post reblogged by Laura Bruno, and written by Jon Rappoport. As my motto is, “creating life as a work of art” – also the theme of my blog site, of course this speaks to the heart of me and what I believe in – that we are artists of life and to the degree you exercise your imagination, infused with heart, is to the degree your freedom is contracted or expanded, and limitations are created or removed.
In this short, yet powerful piece, Jon explores the important question: “What is freedom for?” He highlights two different responses to myth — the propagandizing of reality and the path of the artist. By embracing individuality and our own power to create, we can generate new worlds. Plural. Amidst the either/or choice of Pollyanna heads-in-the-sand or complete doom-and-gloom, I 100% agree that we have not just one other option, but multitudes of options. “There are no limits on imagination except those imposed by Self.” Brilliant post!
by Jon Rappoport
March 12, 2014
During the 20th century, awareness of human mythmaking grew to enormous proportions.
Looking back, it was obvious that cultures and civilizations had been inventing their own myths, before which they then bowed down.
This insight was then taken in two very different directions.
On the one hand, academics and psychologists drew the inference…
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As an artist and artist of life, I always find these posts by Jon Rappoport on creativity, art, magic, and the alchemy of living from the imagination to speak a language I understand and experience. I saw this post earlier today as I was about to take off to San Francisco, so hadn’t the time to post it. Always grateful my faery sis knows what would resonate so I can reblog from her reminders. Some thoughts to explore from Jon – enjoy the journey they take you on.
Another timely, insightful and creative post by Jon:
Logic, Imagination and Magic
By Jon Rappoport
Logic applies to the physical universe.
It applies to statements made about that universe. It applies to factual language.
Many wonderful things can be done with logic. Don’t leave home without it. Don’t analyze information without it.
But art and imagination are of another universe(s). They can deploy logic, but they can also invent in any direction without limit, and they can embrace contradiction. They can build worlds in which space and time and energy are quite different.
Magic is nothing more and nothing less than imagination superseding this universe. Magic occurs when imagination takes this reality for a ride.
Which brings us to what I call the Is People. The Is People are dedicated with a fervor to insisting that this Continuum and this consensus reality are inviolable, are the end-all and be-all.
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As this post shares, the science is NOT settled, NO consensus has been reached, and the questions about GMO safety are NOT closed. 297 scientists and experts reject these claims made otherwise. If you haven’t already been on board with people against GMO’s because of these false claims, this may be cause for alert. More and more truths are and will continue to be revealed about GMO’s, and more on the world scene. Thanks for the share Laura and Jon.
Finally, scientists and experts have begun to push back against the manufactured “consensus” about GMOs.
by Jon Rappoport
February 5, 2014
The statement was drawn up by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility. It was released on October 21, 2013.
Since then, 297 scientists and experts have signed it.
Thus exploding the myth that “the science is settled.”
Exploding the claim that a consensus about GMOs has been reached.
You can read the statement and the signatories at ensser.org.
Here are two excerpts from the statement:
“As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists that there is a ‘scientific consensus’ on GMO safety and that the debate…
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Being an artist who believes in “creating my life as a work of art” and in the power of creative energy to create magick, I love the message in this post by Jon Rappoport shared via Laura Bruno. I experience the freedom and flow he speaks of because I am creating my own reality by harnessing my creative energy. I believe we can all do this and create a parallel realm of constant magick beside the old one that no longer fits our expanded passion. My favorite excerpts are:
“Creation of deep desire with great fire, as fact in the world, IS the definition of magic. That’s what magic is. It isn’t anything else.” And: “Our world, contrary to all consensus, is meant to be revolutionized by art, by imagination, right down to its core.” And lastly: “Were you to embark on a uniquely passionate course of creation, enlarging the scope at every turn, you would launch out of the realm of the push-pull humdrum Earthside disintegrating disaster…..and into the realm of what you INVENT….and as you inhabited this latter realm more fully, the SO-CALLED NATURAL LAWS OF THE FORMER REALM WOULD APPLY TO YOU LESS AND LESS, AND THE MORE FREE YOU WOULD BECOME. Magic. As more and more of us moved forward in this way, THAT would become the transformation we have been unconsciously hoping for.”
This is possibly my all time favorite piece by Jon Rappoport. Please read, and then go:
by Jon Rappoport
January 12, 2014
“After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.” –Wallace Stevens
What would happen if the world were enveloped by art? And if we were the artists? And if we owed nothing to any hierarchy or external authority?
Is it possible that an outpouring of art, creation, invention, coming from millions and millions of people, would bring about a sea change in the conducting of human affairs? Would such a tide affect the obsession to wage war?
Magic is not about arcane crests and codes and symbols. All those symbols and seals are just a way of invoking mystery and a front of supposed privilege.
People still accept landscapes…
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