Love & Unity
Greetings family!, just sending a minor reminder on my latest album I.N.T.E.G.R.A.T.I.O.N. If you haven’t got a copy feel free to order or download the music Via ITunes & Amazon. Remember if you get it this means you are supporting the cause.
I.N.T.E.G.R.A.T.I.O.N. stands for……
(Inspiring New Tones to Educe Generations to Realise Accord, Truth, Independence, Originality and Nature) I love each and everyone of you and I wish you all to enjoy the music at the very genesis of my progression as a musician.
Love & Unity family
In reflection upon my previous posts I would like to first thank each and every one of you whom have been supporting my writings and keeping up to date with the content. I appreciate and take to heart every comment written on this website, and I hope that with each blog I can continue to keep you “the reader” feeling refreshed through each added content.
My message is simple, Love and unity, and as I take you through my journey of self discovery I would like to continue to show and prove how this philosophy can help elevate each one of us no matter our position in life. The more we love and unify the greater we will become as a people, and also the closer we will get to the state of true mastery, I almost stumbled and said “the state of perfection”, however I now see perfection as being like a mirage of the garden of Eden in the middle of a desert, We die each time we think we are perfect, like how one in the middle of the burning desert would be dying of thirst and alluded to think he found a river stream and as he gets close and bows down to sip the water reality suddenly strikes him and he finds himself kissing dry sand. A true masters destination doesn’t lie upon satisfaction, but toward elevation. and elevation comes through knowing one’s self.
It is innate to every man and woman to have the need to grow, And it is through this that we can perceive awareness of what is right and what is wrong in all degrees, However We have been painfully mislead out of ourselves through the influence of society. There was a time when family values where strong and paramount, And wisdom was handed down to the young making it harder for young minds to be destructed by confusion and easier for them to pertain to paths of truth and righteousness. Now we have come to lose what was so very natural to us and adopted lower vibrational ways of thinking, With very little knowledge and understanding we now show pride, ego, arrogance which all equates to ignorance.
Many of us need a lesson in humility. Through my experience I have known some of the most prideful and egotistic individuals you can ever come across in life, I can attest to the facts that their attitude brought them nothing but pain and strife. So in the line of humble individuals I stand firmly!, I realise that even when one becomes tired of learning (having the want to settle in a comfortable place in your mind), We must push ourselves to turn another leaf and witness yet another chapter in the book of our life.
As we begin to look into ourselves we will come to find that we need to experience as much as we can along our journey, however sometimes an experience doesn’t have to be first hand, if we subscribe to the gift of discernment we can avoid some rough roads but yet in keeping the knowledge that those rough roads did exist. You will start noticing that your patterns of life will positively improve according to the depth of your discernment. through this we have the ability to look into our lives just like how one can look into a map, you can then study your route and know what turns are irrelevant, what turns will get you lost, or what turns are right and exact for the growth of your life. if you find yourself then you will discover a wealth of information coming to you in a form of revelation.
But how can we find ourselves in this day and age? they are a few existing ways but one of the key ways is through “Silence”, this has become nearly obsolete in our day and age, Even when we go to bed we fall asleep with our headphones blasting away, and when we think we are in silence we are still thinking, Thus we have become unable to listen to the guidance of our spirit. one analogy of this can be explained when we are in conversation with an individual and someone is trying to tell you an important message that will help you but at that time either our brain drifts off to another planet or while the person is talking we are not digesting anything but only thinking about what we are going to say next, thus at the point we have lost a whole wealth of useful information and we continue living our lives carelessly and keep repeating the same mistakes.
In the name of growth and self discovery tone down your thoughts, attitudes and emotions and turn up your Silence, and let your spirit feed and reveal to you your next chapter in your journey.
Peace & Love family
Recently I met a painter named Ian Cryer, by show and proof he is one of the best painters out there, and certainly one of the most humble. Well…I had the privilege of having him paint a portrait of me. At the time I had just come out of a deeply traumatic and life threatening experience (of which I shall share at a latter date), But this painting will always remind me first to appreciate life, as the breath of life itself is a gift, and also that if we keep our spirit close we can overcome any negative happening!.
below is his website, show him some love
Peace & Harmony Family
In the spiral of life sometimes we can become lost within what we do, thus formulate negative habits while at the same time believing that what we are doing is correct according to the chosen path that we are on. We all want to be established within the works we choose to carry out, however we must come to the knowing of what becomes a passion and what becomes an obsession.
When I was in my teens and going on into my early 20s I knew who I was, a passionate musician, and I wanted to be the best at what I was doing, However it came to a point where I became obsessed within what I was doing but totally oblivious to my problem, I thought I was only strengthening my chances for success.
Everyday I would practice on my instrument for 6 hours straight, and if I had a day where I did not put in those exact hours or more I actually believed that this made me a worse musician than I was the previous day, This is when my passion turned into an obsession, and I discovered this the hard way after I fell down some steps and injured 3 figures, making it impossible to play any instrument for a term. Inside I felt broken, and I was not looking forward to getting back into playing as at the time I knew It would take me a long-term to get back to my previous standard of playing. Days came and went and I started to manoeuvre my thinking toward a more positive direction, focused on other things that would later on broaden my general understanding of music and life. When I started playing again I found that not only had I become more fluent within my style of playing but through inspiration I found new ways of approaching my instrument, setting me miles ahead creatively and technically from the state I was in before my injury.
I determined that If I was born with a passion and I wanted to improve on what I did, then it was not about how long I spent practising it, it was about how much I could control my passion. One must come to a holistic way of thinking if you really want to succeed in any particular practice. Balance is key for the growth of anyone’s potential, But Obsession kills the mind, and your gifting’s cannot be birthed with an absent mind. Obsession is also the father of urge, and it was my urge for repetition that prevented me from progressing, human beings are not created to repeat anything, this is one of the things that separates us from the animal kingdom, repetition as a term can very easily equate to stagnancy. We must be clear that there is a difference between having a need to do something and having the urge, when we need to do something we should find ways to answer it, However when we have the urge to do something we must question it.
This philosophy can apply to and indeed crossover all forms of day to day living, Can you miss your favourite TV program? can you choose at will when not to smoke? can you skip one saturday night out with your friends and spend it with your family?, Are you really in the driving seat?..
Detract your obsessions by thinking holistically and you will be able to successfully nurture your true passion.
Love & Harmony Family