An AUDIO Message For You ( And The Sacred Sound Bells Ringing: an interlude… )

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Come with me for a moment.

Out for a walk,
under the mysterious sky,
the castles close by and
a message
for you.

Thank you for being here, but I need some clarity…

I answer all my emails.
Love@EmericDamian.com

 

p.s. 

You know I want the best for you, for you to live your genius, your wonder, your wildness… Everything I share, moves in that direction, the expression of the existence called you.

Hugs and love…

 

 

I Have To Talk With You About Something That Is Dear To My Heart…

It was that last year in proper University, the time before I started slipping into performances to watch professors profess, before I was taking my desire’s desires to heart.

It was for the sake of learning alone.

We are talking my 7th year in university and a class that was one of many beautiful terrors, the terror of beauty.

I can’t explain my struggle with Charles Baudelaire at this moment, but let’s say a French name to my naive glottal was lost and the resulting articulation was one for embarrassment to all who listened, particularly the professor, who corrected me thrice.

And while the Le Fleur du mal transformed my life, the moment I want to tip with you is Walter’s ways with the Aesthetic Movement…

Walter Pater…

I have never experience sentences of your kind.

And that was it.

The exploration of art for art’s sake, and then to find a sentence that kept turning my mind, wanting me to read it over and over and over, was unbelievable to my virginy mind.

A thousand blushes of naivety.

And this one book explained myself to me with words that I hadn’t yet discovered to put upon my own experience.

It had been my experience that being is it, being for the sake of being, being without having to be anything other than the beauty that is life.

And you are life. I am life. We are in existence, and beauty matters to me.

Everything Becomes A Blessing Upon Beauty, Upon Existence, And Life, Art Itself…

If your life is simply your art, than you experience things in a different way than most.

Every moment, when you are awake to it, becomes a part of your story, of your paintings, of your words.

And that only comes after the experience.

To have the experience, adn then turn the translation for others, well that is the art of sharing.

Art of a being is circular.

It lives like this, live and be, create and translate those experiences as you might, share or give away to others to ingest as they will.

And it becomes a kind of circular sensation.

Creating for pleasure…

There are transitional moments in all of it, in places that gifts you the opportunity to feel and emote, to experience and twist life all upon your body and mind.

It’s an excuse perhaps…

An excuse to fondle life completely…

But if you are the tongue and the taste, and the taster, you must believe that nothing turns on another like sharing the kiss.

We will speak more about this soon…

What of that sentence? The Sentence That Many Know…

18 years ago, I didn’t know its popularity, but like a taste of wonder, most who know, know…

But I no longer have the book, which I gave to a friend some time ago, but there is a quote not the one I wish to share, but one that speaks to so many, “To burn always with this hard gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.

Who wouldn’t be attracted to such potential.

Hugs and love,
Emeric Damian

p.s.

Follow along on this adventures and more importantly share your own if you are so inclined.

The two mentioned:

  • The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater
  • Le Fleur du mal, by Charles Baudelaire



Her Helmet Said Yes, So Why Would I Be So Foolish To Say No?

And hello my love,

It’s always a pleasure to be here with you for a few moments, to share an experience, an unfolding of the existence that we are sharing with each other.

There is nothing in our lives that keeps us from moving together, traveling together to exist upon the mystery.

So we play and we travel adn we don’t stop, we keep running into the explorations.

Here I am in this moment, a motorcycle and an open country.

And in all of that beauty waiting for a taste of the living death. You know that sensation that asks you to acknowledge a whisper of hesitation, a slight of fear, a way of being the excites, even though it potentially torments.

And so here we are in that space, walking, running, riding and otherwise lying entwined in the universe.

Of course I said yes!

Wouldn’t you, I hope it’s true, that way we can dance and play and enjoy our days…

Love you and talk to you soon,
Emeric Damian

p.s.

Share this for me if you will, because, well you already know why. Hugs for days…

Time, Identity, Stories of Reification…

Quick summary…

The story reifies a reality, not reality, but a reality…

You can create a reality based off of your story, based off of your telling, the telling of your goals, the telling of your vision, the telling of truth.

And that requires you to go into your exploration of identity, of the identity you are wearing, and and identity that can be chosen.

As I said it connects back to reifying your concpetions of who and what you think you are.

Reification…

Now we are moving onto time, which doesn’t exist, even though it does and in this way it is a key component of Story, of Reification, of Identity…

Some Questions To Ask?

Can we tell ourselves a different story of time that recreates reality?

How can you use story telling as a way to reinvent reality?

But for me, I’m talking about creating reality and life in the beautiful impossible.

I saw it and tasted it again earlier this afternoon. I’m always tasting.

To be continued…

 

Flow States: Is the excitement misplaced, a conversation to go beyond our assumptions.

On Flow:

‘Finding flow’ a meme that’s been ingested and taken to express the generic state of a sensation that’s beyond the meme itself.

This expression of flow is being twisted and used in ways that are both exciting and misguiding.

Exciting, because human potential and process of growing a human creature as an experiment we are taking on ourselves, as consenting adults, gives us one more cave of the unknown to explore.

Misguiding, because it is being lauded as something that it isn’t, the ultimate path to human awakening.

I’m pulling apart the ideas, teasing them apart from the knot that they are, to grasp the potential for what it might be.

But I have a bias that I need to put out in front of everything I share here, and I’m doing it in the form of a question, “Why do we not understand, experientially, that flow states are just on more phenomena passing before us, neither better nor worse than any other, even though it potentially may be worse in the level of attachment it instigates in all who seek it?”

My bias, is that it’s ultimately a chase of what’s impermanent, and in a true sense can only lead to additional suffering.

That’s not a complete statement, as much as it’s a warning sign, that like psychedelics it’s probably best to be acknowledged as a tool for greater understanding of what it means to be alive, to know what life actually is.

But it’s not the thing itself.

Flow is one state amongst many.

What is flow actually?

That question is beginning to look a lot like, “What does it mean to awaken?” A question I address often. (you can read more here)

In some sense it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a word.

Fantastic, because we already know that. But it’s important to see that it is a word and a word alone, as the experiences we have do not exist as a single thing, but rather as fleeting moment to moment, moments. And none of them are every the same.

Never. Never are they the same, just as the tree you see isn’t the tree you saw a moment before, and even more so not the tree around the corner from the tree.

Is this apparent stupidity to converse as such idiotic or needed?

Clearly it matters to me and probably to you as well since you are reading this.

We know what flow has been defined as.

But does that matter anymore?

Is the question now one of access?

Is the question one of use?

If we acknowledge the breakthroughs that might be delivered to us by way of this bridge, then might we want to ask the question, why do I want to have this breakthrough?

Why does it matter to me to live more in flow?

What do I wish to gain from it and what do I believe it will bring to me once I do?

Or

Maybe I am simply an explorer of the states of experience and this is one of my favorite states to dance within.

On Questions:

What of finding flow within the dream? What of living in flow in a lucid dream?

Dream yoga, exists around this concept, doesn’t it. But it’s beyond that because it is all of it.

We are spinning a web of a most intriguing kind.

On Metaphors:

Indra’s Net, you are a jewel and the intersection of an infinite we and each jewel is composed of the reflections of the jewels near it.

Welcome to the field!

Now we’re asking a question that intrigues me, can we become different jewels by transferring our awareness to another intersection of the web?

Shine and glow, your illuminance becomes a function of your awareness, and when you shine and glow those near you begin to reflect the very light you are.

Reflections…

Flow now becomes a reflection of an inner state.

Flow = a metaphor of being turned on.

Water, wind, and emptiness… Movement, flow…

All the ways we work a word over and over to express our conceptions of reality… Flow…

 

We all enjoy altered states of consciousness.

We seek them out from the beginning of our existence. As children we spun ourselves silly. As adults we do the same, but with different ingredients of many kinds.

My entire life has been dedicated to the exploration of altered states, literally.

If you follow my work, it always revolves around experiencing more of the experience of life itself.

That is why I’m writing these words, to continue going beyond my current understanding of life itself.

I am curious.

And that curiosity and desire to experience all of it, drives me.

You walk the path until it becomes you and then you are it.

On Lucid Dreaming & Flow States:

The enchantment and the questions continue to arise for me.

Lucid dreaming lives in ways that deserve more time and exploration, with a potential to go beyond the depths of our waking states, we have the chance to know even more of what our minds our capable of.

There are many questions to ask, and I’m simply hinting at what I am curious about, in this post.

Further exploration of all of these ideas will be required.

To continue as I do, the unfolding potential…