a new beginning

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”

~Osho

I walked out of my toxic, university administrative job nine months ago.

At the age of 54, I quit the most financially secure job I’ve ever had. I cashed out my stocks and am now doing what I should have been doing since I was a teenager…expressing myself – only now, I have a lot to say.

I’m writing and painting and shooting photographs and farming and cooking and finding my spirit that was hidden away over 40 years ago.

~I had always been searching for something, as far back as I can remember. Three years ago, I experienced what people must call the power of god, of energy, of our higher power. Then the feeling faded away and I plunged deeply into despair again for years…

until I left the Matrix.

Every day, I find something real to say to a stranger. And I’m finding that many others are experiencing the same feelings and urges that I am and are more than willing to talk about it…

It feels like we’re being ‘woken up’ by our Mother Earth – that she has reached her tipping point with the tons of chemicals being used for farming and industry; of nuclear waste being dumped into her oceans and fracking and oil drilling wiping out her delicate ecosystems; the devastation of her rain forests and the disintegration of her corral reefs and the extinction of her beasts and the enslavement of the hearts and bodies and minds of her children…

It often feels like no one seems to care as long as they are getting a nice paycheck and are still comfortable.

I know that people are basically good. They just need to open their eyes…

TWO RED FLOWERS, poster edges

TWO RED FLOWERS, poster edges