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  1. Thanks! If you have a newer version of Photoshop, click on the brush tool, then on the top middle-right on the little butterfly and have your mind blown.
  2. Been having a lot of fun drawing with Photoshop lately. They're not completely finished but whatever. Enjoy
  3. I love listening to her music. It really opens me up to emotions I've never felt before. Music still has so many places to go. Makes me excited.
  4. As an outsider, this always confused me. The US is and has always been such a deeply conservative country. If anyone needed a middle finger back then it was them and all their billionaire friends. It's remarkable how they played the American people into their hands, by yet again making sure nothing would change. This continuous fight between left and right has been an amazing thing for them. People get so identified with either side that whatever is proposed, there will be equal opposition to it. And so, nothing changes. Nothing ever progresses. Conservatives win. Divide and conquer. That's all 2016 really was. And the democrats, by going with Hillary, made it easy for them too. She was the perfect symbol to point that middle finger to, and Trump of course exploited that every chance he got. Which is a clear stage red characteristic. But what makes it so difficult is that in a way, hating Trump is how Trump wins. The more flak he gets, the more his base, or rather their egos, will feel personally attacked. Any kind of criticism is misconceptualized as "hating," and so they double down and that's how he can get away with almost anything. It's kind of beautiful how perfectly that works out for him every single time. So in the coming years, Trump or no Trump, this is what progressives and stage green+ in general will have to be more and more aware of. To be able to criticise without letting ego take over. Cause whenever ego is involved, opposition is created like that. This is the most important lesson humanity is facing right now. Can we speak our truth, criticise and respond accordingly, instead of reacting purely on an egoic basis. Even when that reaction feels so justified, we have to be able to step outside of it, and respond from our awakened point of view. It'll be liberating. And it's the only way out of this continuous dualistic mud slinging contest. It's so dull and boring. And it accomplishes absolutely nothing. Actual change takes time, effort and great minds working together. Lots of them. You know, those things that only start to become noticeable after decades and decades of working together.
  5. Some of you should for one week or so try to remove the words "democrats" and "media" from your vocabulary. See what that does for you. It'll be liberating.
  6. Questions like these are the exact reason people are and should be protesting. A lot of people still have no idea whatsoever about the reality some groups are dealing with. This is not about a single incident. It never was. Maybe the best thing about all of this, which at the same time is a terrible thing, are all the videos that are surfacing on social media right now. Some of that shit is as sickening as it gets, and it makes you grasp how big of a problem this actually is. Especially considering most of it is never captured on camera at all. Awareness is always the catalyst for change, and right now in the US, but also across the globe, people are starting to really see what's happening and has been happening all along. So no, this isn't an overreaction. If anything, this has been long overdue. And it's probably going to get a lot worse before it gets better. But it's always been like that, only now it's visible at surface level. It's quite exciting, really.
  7. Where did I ever mention morality?
  8. You don't even notice how dogmatic and religious people can be about eating meat because it's so ingrained in our culture. Yet a lot of times I tell someone I don't eat meat they get very, very defensive. As if I have to explain myself to them. Or that I shouldn't feel better than them. Which I never said I did. Of course that creates a counter culture. Yet its veganism/vegetarianism that constantly gets called out on that which a lot of meat eaters do all the time, feeling better than the other. Funny how that works. But that's all just surface level. As expected. Ego's are on all sides of the spectrum. Don't worry about that. On topic: For me, it was a very natural transition. It felt like a choice was made for me in my past that really didn't resonate with me anymore. I would never kill an animal, so why let someone else do it for me behind closed doors, day after day after day? It made me feel like a coward to not own up to that fact, and so I made my choice. But it was more like an intuitive thing. Like a falling away of something that didn't feel original to me, and I still enjoy that decision every single day.
  9. Masturbation without any imagination at all. Now that's where the magic happens
  10. Also the fastest way to break open a heart. Art is a direct expression of who we are, and so the deeper our understanding, the deeper our ability to speak directly through our art. If you think the hero's journey is about butterflies and rainbows you haven't been paying attention. As a composer myself, my best compositions are a direct result of truly facing my deepest shadows. And because of this, those compositions hold a kind of power to do the same for the listener. To speak directly to their hearts and provide an opportunity for integration. And trust me, these songs are not about butterflies and rainbows. Though they can be. But even those expressions need a deeper foundation to truly work. Truth be told. I used to have the same fear as you. Especially since it's what I do for a living. I used to think I had to let go of all those beautiful emotions that I came to love in music. But to truly mature on the spiritual path, is to be able to appreciate even those. And these days I'm discovering more and more music aligned with me and my journey. So my advice would be, keep an open mind and you might discover a whole new world of music you never thought possible. But before all, just enjoy whatever feels right for you man.
  11. Yup, get used to it. It's all part of the awakening process. The moment you think you really know what's true life will show you the exact opposite being true. And so then you think that is true and surprise, it will do it again. And this will go on until you've matured enough to humbly let go of this notion of truth altogether and sit with what is actual. Or Truth with a capital T. That which is not concerned with phenomenon, or the world. It knows itself, and therefor can trust its own peace, strength and loving care to provide balance where needed, as it's been doing for millennia. It's our job to open up to this and be more and more susceptive to that healing force within. And that's ultimately where humanity is headed. It's quite exciting, really. But as long as we cling to our little truths there will be suffering. And a lot of it. But it's all part of the unraveling. The balancing act. But even that can be enjoyed. So sit back and let yourself be humbled again and again, until there's no one left to claim to know anything anymore. Just Being, contagiously Peaceful.
  12. The great thing is that, while it can indeed be a scary thing for an ego, there is also a ground to it. It's this ground, or peace, that is able to turn this fear into a kind of excitement. Like an embrace. Or an opening. That excitement itself is the oneness lighting up. Stay with that, and see how simple, safe and enjoyable it is. The more you will notice how safe you are here, the less you will want to go back to the old ways. And in time, you will start to notice yourself shifting into more comfortable ways of being. But it's a kind of trust that needs to grow over time. And trust can only grow if there's indeed something there to trust in. So don't trust blindly. Keep confirming for yourself that all is good. Don't underestimate this statement. It is the essence of our being. Oneness is not scary at all when you realise that oneness is Good. Deeply caring, loving, free and infinitely available for you. And eventually things like evil won't bother you that much anymore. These things come and go. You remain there. At peace. Loving yourself. And true love is not something you can keep to yourself anyway. It wants to share. It wants to give. Care. It is Good. And it is One. So nothing is excluded. And that's how evil is ultimately transformed as well. But it was never truly evil. It was always part of the play. Waiting for you to embrace it. To make it whole again.
  13. God does not become. God is. Take it one step further. The one that disidentifies himself to be a devil. Who is that? See, it's the devil that disidentifies itself, not God. By thinking it exists it per definition becomes a devil. A lie. God is that which is aware of that. So don't worry about the devil. Acknowledging its existence is the only thing that makes it seem real. But in truth, he's never really been here. So focus on that which is True. And all falsehood, or in this case devilry, will subside. Only peace remains. You are that.