“Awareness is only the beginning…”
The Woke and The Awakened:
The current fad of social consciousness is being “woke.” Though its meaning may remain an enigma to many, I imagine “woke” represents those who happen upon insightful information peaking their attention and contemplation. Whereas “awakened” is the state of being conscious. These are two remarkably diverse experiences with one vital distinction. It is good to discover and ponder awareness, yet best to embrace and become awakened. Consciousness is a personal encounter with intuitive, spiritual and universal potentialities. One often convoluted, devalued and misunderstood by reactive instinct and intellect. If waking up is the seed, living consciously are its roots.
Breaking the Spell:
We are all victims of circumstance regarding the commitment and watermark of our awareness. The culture in which we enable and engage is designed to enslave us into personal obscurity with our own fear, doubt and diversion. We have moments of insight and even enlightenment, yet the power of these experiences is diminished and destroyed by our focus and dependence on social relativity. Eventually, most of us sentence ourselves to realities in a virtual vacuum. We have been conditioned to believe creating our unique purpose is futile, illogical, optional and terrifying. Being who we are is the most challenging, elusive and significant achievement in life. Each of us is destined to pioneer our path with the expression of our creativity.
A once-in-a-millennia energetic movement is now occurring. It is an extraordinary opportunity for humanity to become conscious, committed, present and related with each other, nature and the universe. Our universality thrives when we balance our instinct, intellect and emotion with our intuition. This expression of being attunes us to our unique purpose, connecting us with our soul. In kind, our spirit relates and resonates with the universe. This alchemy of our being sources, sustains and unites us with transcendental experiences. Imagine society when humanity is empowered by conscious expressions of being! The possibilities we collectively choose to create are as eternal and infinite as our soul.
All of us are creative, regardless of belief, position, race, social status or wealth. Our multidimensionality aligns us with the world and the universe. When we balance, express and exercise our sense, thought, feeling and insight, the energy of creativity flows for us to empower, enlighten and manifest our personal medium. It is our birth rite to inscribe our signature upon the world, as well as experience the benefits of the energy the source provides us through our expression. As we transform reality by sharing our unique creativity, we are also shifting the dynamics of the universe. Now more than ever, it is essential we discover and express our voice.
“Creativity is awareness in action.”
The Art of Awakening:
The ultimate expression of creativity is transforming ourselves. It is a universal declaration to acknowledge, embrace and embody the creative force empowering us to shift the dynamics of our being. We can empower this opportunity at any moment in any experience. Though we are prone to vicious cycles of behavior, thought and emotion often depriving our fulfillment, it is simply our choice and intention to observe the nature of our experience and manifest our vision into any environment at any moment. There is an accelerated progression of energy holding a space for us to shift in ways seldom seen or enacted by humanity. Our willingness to release all that inhibits our purpose, sources our power to create our destiny.
Discovery in Observation:
Often taking a breath and witnessing the nature of our experience within social reality inspires our transcendence. Not with ego, isolation or superiority, yet as an expression of distinction from mundane existence. Observation is the cornerstone of discovery. It clarifies and opens our perception, understanding and experience, aligning us with our heart, intuition, soul and the universe. Our multidimensionality grants us the opportunity to live life not as it seems, rather as it is and can be created. This is the gateway of awakening. Each of us has a unique expression of universality. When we accept and embrace it, our path is guided and empowered by all we discover.
In social reality, our awareness is always leaving us. Engineered society amuses, bewilders, entertains and suppresses. Knowing this is “woke.” Living free from this is being “awakened.” There are many practices to cultivate our consciousness. One of the best is meditation. When we close our eyes, calm our body, mind and heart and focus on our breath, we instantly transform our experience and environment. It is an exodus from the social indoctrination constantly imposing simulated existence upon us. It is the pathway to being present in the present. When we meditate, we are empowered by creativity, energy, insight and transformation. We are only as conscious as we are present to being.
The energetic shift is now! It is happening within us. How consciously we live defines how we create our experience. We are all expressions of the universe. Awareness of this truth and its manifestation in our lives transcends the global illusions of duality, envy, fear, hate, prejudice and oblivion. We are all related. When we embrace and become this, the roots between us grow deep into our souls. This is the embodiment of universal being. First, we create this in ourselves. Then, we empower ourselves to be guided by the universe in our every instinct, thought and feeling. Next, we inspire others by who we are being. Eventually, we work together to transform society. Finally, we let nature be our course.
“Now is always the era of our awakening.”
Iam is also a musical artist and multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, bass guitar, percussion, drums and sings. He has written, performed and recorded original music in many diverse genres including blues, bluegrass, country, folk, fusion, jazz, improvisation, latin, ragtime, reggae, ska, spiritual and soul. The subject matter of his music is akin to that of his articles.