Creative People And their Muse

Breaking down poetic boundaries and looking inside

 

Have you ever met someone very interesting and wanted to get to know them?

If you have, and most of us have, you will better understand what it feels like for a writer to have a new idea. The ideas do not appear as words interacting with other words. The characters are people, who live in towns and cities, and have lives and hopes and dreams of their own. Connections are built between the characters that lead to dynamic interactions and have lasting consequences for the story.

While writing the story, feelings develop for the characters because the writer knows how they feel. It’s with these emotions, the ones that exist in the writer’s mind that create characters so real and interesting, that the reader becomes involved and develops emotional attachment.

Ideas sometimes grow into forbidden orchards and conversations sometimes bloom into beautiful gardens.

It might seem strange to you that a writer creates a killer who carries a knife with a short, dull blade because he likes to watch the light’s in his victims eyes flicker out right after they die. And how about the writer who talks about a character as if the person is really alive? It might seem strange when a writer models a victim or love interest after someone they know in real life. But, writing is a very strange thing indeed. It’s strange to have people talking in your head, strange to imagine murdering someone and how to get away with it. Writing is strange in a million ways.

Time and time again, creative people collect poison water from a shallow spring and carefully filter it until it is clear and sparkling.

Writers enjoy creating people and stories. It’s part of their lives. The Muse gives her stories and takes them away. Life is good when the Muse dances. Life is miserable when she hides herself away. It becomes like a drug. It’s their way of life. The Muse is an important part of any creative person’s mental and emotional support group.

 

So the next time the creative person in your life is talking about their story as if it is real or you recognize features of a character in the checkout line at the neighborhood grocery store, just be happy that the creative person is being creative.

How To Get Everything You Want

1. Know what you want!

People say: this is easier said than done. But it’s done by many people and it’s the most important step to the getting everything you want.

2. Know what you don’t want.

Obviously, we know what we don’t want. So, this comes down to finding the courage to rid yourself of it. Carlos Castenada said, “You either make yourself miserable or you make yourself strong, the amount of work is the same.”

3. Focus on what you want.

Take a moment, everyday, for Meditation and visualize yourself doing the thing you want. The more you do this the closer you come to having it.

4. Work toward your goal everyday in a structured manner.

Set an uninterrupted time to work toward your goal. Don’t take phone calls, tell your housemates to not bother you, and let everyone know this is not a request.  If they interrupted, you must start over. Yes, this will become the most important part of your day and everyone must respect it. Because let’s face it, if you’re continuously interrupted while working you are not in an atmosphere conductive to achieving your goals.

5. Evaluate your wants and don’t wants.

If you don’t have what you want, you don’t want it enough. Either that, or you must admit that you have exactly what you want. Wayne Dyer said, “You don’t get what you want. You get what you are.”

6. Believe in Yourself!

You are making this happen. All the good things, all the bad things, everything in your life is because you willed it into being. So, take Responsibility.

Marriage, the Wrong Way

Marriage is not a Mystery

it just takes more effort than most can afford

 

Why do people marry the wrong person? I think it’s because they marry too fast. People have a tendency to change over time which could cause a couple to grow apart. It’s important to date for a good long while and get to know them really well before you think you want to spend your whole life with them.

There will be tons of details about your unhappy marriage and what it’s like to be stuck in one. But, not much in the way of explaining how to avoid one.

I believe most unhappy marriages can be avoided by spending a lot of time with the person you want to marry. It takes time to really know someone and it takes time for them to know the real you. But, you know what takes even longer? Growing old with someone you don’t want to be around.

Could you imagine trying to make a life with someone who doesn’t value the things you value or with someone who doesn’t “get” your ideas or understand the things you want for the future? A nightmare with the devil narrating your slow minute by minute life, while you are conscious of what you passed up by not doing the right thing and making yourself happy, and this continues until you die.

Or does it?

Five Minutes Will Change Everything

It was hell on Earth and many didn’t make it out alive. Yet, hope prevailed and those who survived mark it as a defining time in their life. Because many don’t have such moments to look back on, they don’t consider the amazing blessings they have before them; and so, things such as depression and anxiety grip the masses and keep them from enjoying life, erasing the possibilities of their pursuit and replace it with loneliness and fear.

Drugs help and counseling has it’s place, but nothing is as affective as living everyday to it’s fullest degree. Good days and bad days, even hell on Earth, manipulate the equation of life and change the outcome of each and every moment; so much so, that the memory of a once hellish moment factors into the present and changes what one feels about then and now.

If you are depressed, if you are lonely, if you are anxious go outside. I urge you to take a step in a new direction. Just for five minutes do the thing that you so badly want to try, do the thing you think you can’t, press yourself to reach farther than you did yesterday, and for those five minutes you will be a super human because you are doing what you thought was impossible. Sp, you truly became a Super You.

No matter the life, no matter the station, no matter the family you were born into, you can be the person you want to be. Whether you want to be an artist, a musician, a writer, or maybe you’ve been dreading the crowd at the local store, you can do it. All of it.

You are capable of amazing things because you are an amazing person. You are a unique person and all your dreams are  front and center, waiting for you to believe in yourself enough to claim them. The only thing that stopped you from being the person you’ve always wanted to be is the fact that you’ve not thought it possible. Something, or possibly someone, made you believe that you weren’t worthy of the dreams you have, that whether or not you will achieved your goals depended on someone else. Well, you are worthy and whether or not you reach your dreams depends on you.

Five minutes, right now, will change your life forever. Write that story, draw that picture, play that song, face that crowd, become that person you want to be.  Being a Super You will get easier five minutes at a time.

Criminals Run Everything

Nothing is going to change until we admit the undeniable and simple truth that Everything is run by criminals.
If you need proof, just look at the world around you. Illegal activity is the easiest and best way to make money. The world is run by criminals, governments are run by criminals, corporations are run by criminals, and the institution set up by them are run by criminals. It’s obvious to everyone, but no one admits it.

We want things to change, but we enjoy the short lived benefits of the criminal system. It’s convenient to just blend in, to not know phone numbers, to not know how to write an essay, to not know how to earn a living, to wait on one of the handouts from the government, to be broke 80% of the time, to not know how to save money, to live handout to hand out.

That’s the way these criminals want it to be. When you get arrested, they don’t want you to know a phone number; when they cut off your check, they want you to be broke; when they cut off your pills, they want you to be in pain; when they turn off your electric, they want you to be cold and hungry; when they turn their backs on you, they want you to be alone.

Well, it’s completely up to you. It’s always been up to you. Your life is exactly the way you always wanted it to be and you know it is. It’s time to face the undeniable and simple truth and stop relying on a criminal system to pay our bills and feed us.

 

Moon Mission Kickstarter (an Elon Musk must see)

Elon Musk please get a Kickstarter going to help Space X land on the moon and begin the Moon Base. Part One of the mission would be to perform a moonwalk on the moon and lower the flag to half-staff (for 24 hours) in honor and memory of John Glenn and the other astronauts who have also walked on the moon. Since so many have led the way into space, this will be a small tribute to their sacrifice. As seen below, this kickstarter example uses Glenn’s name and his Apollo mission. However, the details are up to you. There would be multiple Kickstarters in the future for the following phases of Moon Colonization.

The donation levels would look something like this:

$25 dollars John Glenn Mission Shirt

$100 John Glenn Mission Flag (plus Shirt)

$500 John Glenn Mission Silver Coin (plus Flag and Shirt)

$1,000 John Glenn Space Mission Patch (plus Shirt, Flag, and Coin)

$5000 John Glenn Mission Gold Coin (limited number available.) (plus Flag and Shirt)

$10,000: Watch Cockpit Live Stream from comfort of your own home (video and audio) (plus 25, 100, 500, 1000 prizes)

$100,000: Skype with astronaut and Kickstarter Crew in orbit during mission, (plus 25, 100, 500, 1000, 10K prizes)

$1 Million: recieve a gram of moon dust (plus 25, 100, 500, 1000, 10K, 100K prizes)

$5 million: receive a moon rock brought back just for you. (plus 25, 100, 500, 1000, 10K, 100K, 1M prizes)

$500 Million: reserve a seat on mission space craft. Only 1 Available (restrictions apply). (plus 25,100, 500, 1000, 1M, 5M prizes)

$1 Billion: recieve a 5 minute stroll on the moon (you can pick your own rock and moon dust sample) (plus 25,100, 500, 1000, 1M, 5M 500M prizes)(1 available) (restrictions apply)

John Glenn earned his place in history. Now earn yours.

You’d Better Learn

 

“You’d Better Learn”

by Thadd Presley

 

“This isn’t how it has to be,” John told the man who held the bolt cutters. “I’m tryin’ my best t’ hold everythin’ together.” He looked toward his wife. “And just look!!” Sobbing, he slowly lifted his hand and pointed. “Look at what I come home to.”

Blood was dripping from his hand and running in streams down his forearm. When he focused on the blood, he felt a wave of dizziness flow from his head to his mid-section. “She’s here sucking up the profits while I’m out working.”

“So, that’s where your money’s goin’. Big Daddy wanted me to find out what’s going on with you.”
The black man, held the mouth of the bolt cutters out, waiting for another finger. John’s ring finger was next in line. He focused his attention on the woman huddled in the corner crying. “That true? You stealin’ Big Daddy’s dope?” He patiently waited for a response. “Hey, you hear me. Look here! You smokin’ up your man’s money and making him late on his payments?”

She started to say something, but her voice failed.

“Tell me somethin’, John, seriously,” the the black man asked, “what you gonna do? You want me to take another of your fingers or do I take one of hers? Big Daddy wants two fingers.”

“Just tell him to give me more time. I’ll have his money.”

“I’m telling you. Time’s up. He’s using you to send a message to everyone else. He wants you to know that he’s finished with you.”

These words meant more to John than losing his pinky finger. He couldn’t survive without Big Daddy’s help. “Come on, man. Just take the other finger, but don’t cut me off.”

When the executioner cut the ring finger from the hand, the bone popped loudly as it broke. John screamed and his wife joined him. Lying on the blood covered ground was John’s two fingers. The newest one twitched, as if trying to crawl away. John’s wedding ring was still on the finger.

“My job’s done here, John. Be sure to have the money by Friday. I don’t want to…”

John looked up quickly, his voice barely a squeak. “You mean, I still have to pay?”

The black man sighed. “Don’t tell me you haven’t learned your lesson. You owe Big Daddy. Now, don’t you think it’s in your best interest to pay him?”

“But my fingers? God!”

“God?” The black man asked.

John lowered his head.

“I’ll not have you takin’ my Lord’s name in vain.”

“But, I really have to pay Big Daddy all the money?”

“If you don’t, I’ll have to shoot your wife in the face.” He looked over at her. “She’s the problem anyway, right?”

John stared at the floor, not wanting to look at his fingers. But, for some reason he couldn’t take his eyes off of them. Is this really happening, he thought.

“Am I really…”

The executioner slapped John in the face. “Yes, you really are. Now, wake up.”

John didn’t know what the man had said, but he answered, “Yeah, right.” A shutter went through his body. “You’re right.”

“Now, get him to a hospital.” He told the wife.

“What do I say to them?” John whispered.

“Tell them you got your fingers cut off because you owe for drugs.”

“Really?” John was light headed. The world was growing black around the edges.

“Woman!” The the executioner said, standing up. “Get your man to the hospital.”

She looked up, eyes yellow and dull. “What do I tell them?”

“Tell them you brought him to the hospital because if you didn’t a big black man said he was going to kill you.”

Her eyes flickered, showing the smallest recognition of life. “Really?” She asked.

“Yeah, really.”

Slowly she stood up and started toward her husband. He wasn’t looking at the ground anymore. He was limp. His head flopped back, eyes glaring at the ceiling. “Do you think he’s dead?”

“He will be very soon.”

Grief came over her, but then the executioner also saw relief. “I’m going to miss him so much,” she said. “He was my high school love.”

The moment was lost when the executioner spoke. “Big Daddy wants his money. He doesn’t care who pays it. Don’t let your husband’s sacrifice be for nothing. I’ll be back on Friday.”

“What! Wait! I can’t—”

“You’ve almost a week. You can.”

“I’ll don’t know how to come up with twenty thousand—”

“Well, you’d better learn.”

She sat in silence as the big man walked out of the small apartment.

Surah Yasin Over Celtic Music

 

“Surah Yaseen with Bagpipes”

AKA

“The Baghdad Pipes”

 

 

I promised everyone something amazing yesterday. A song that would surprise you and maybe even make you a bit upset. I don’t know unsettled or mad. However, I want you to just listen to the mixing of these cultures.

The name of this song is “Yasin” and the music behind it is Celtic.

If this upsets you, I’m sorry. I am also a kind of musical purist too, but I know beauty when I hear it. This proves to me a million times over that cultures would work together if they only had a real chance without religion and politics. Music can indeed bring people together.

I’m not going to claim that I am the first to put these two styles together, but I haven’t heard of anything like this yet.

Baghdad Pipes or Baghpipes

 

I came up with this by listening to choir music for Christmas and then “Surah Yasin” came on and I wanted to change it because it was not “my” music, but the more I listened the more I thought the voice sounded like a baghpipe. (<— misspelled on accident , but I’m keeping it.)  Of course, I didn’t know what the lyrics, but I just listened to the sounds of his voice and I knew I heard an amazing style of World Music.  Turns out, I like this baghpipe sound and am listening to it still.

 

 

You Create Reality

This overall statement will seem like a lie. But, it is true. I am able to wish things into my life. And I can do it rather fast. I simply think about what I want and within a few days I get it. It even happens within hours sometimes.

Today, I wanted an almanac calendar that showed the 12 Signs of Man throughout the month. You might know what I’m talking about what with some of you being into the spiritual side of things, but if not, it is the part of the calendar that labels everyday with a part of the body.

I wanted one and I got one for free. I think this happens because I know the universe is abundant and overflowing with the things we desire. Just think of it. What do you want?

I truly believe that through subconscious thought we create every moment of our lives and the lives of the people around us. I happen to see it in everyone’s life. I see it because I know how it works. I know how the universe operates, how the creation is also part of the creator. We are the Princes and Princesses of the of Universe.

We exist inside of a mechanism that works to provide our desires and our struggles. Let’s face it, we are constantly searching for knowledge and want to know who we are.  But most of us don’t believe we can have everything we want.

Why?

Because we were told all of this as a child. Money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs are hard work, putting food on the table is not easy, someday you’ll see how hard being an adult really is.

And so, we make it that way because the most influential people in our life told us that is the way it is, for everyone. Well, not for everyone. There are those who have it all. They are the cheaters, the liars, the people who rip others off and live off of the hard work of others.

So, it’s no wonder that we have a negative belief about rich people who seem to have everything.

We think: I’m going to work hard for the things I have because that’s how an honest person lives. So, that is the life you create for yourself.

I believe that I am a Son of God, a Prince of the Universe, that my Almighty Creator placed inside of me His Powerful Spirit and by it I am empowered to live in abundance and a fulfilled destiny.  If I can imagine it, I can have it. Just as it says in the 10th chapter of Genesis.

Who do you believe you are? Who creates your reality? Do things happen to you or do you do things?

Are you a victim of this universe ?

 

 

Balance by Tragedy Theory

This is the second video I made for the band Tragedy Theory.

Balance

by Tragedy Theory

 

 

Lyrics to:

Balance

Misused, Abuse
So Controlled and consumed
By now, you found out
You take away from me

I’ve found, my place
Inside is where I stay
Hope is gone for me
Leave me to bleed

Where is the balance
in this hell
Tearing away from me
Now

Breaking away once again
I’ve found, I’ve found
The End

This torture, this pain
Is driving me insane
I know it sure shows
But I can’t let go

Where is the balance
in this hell
Tearing away from me
Now

Breaking away once again
I’ve found, I’ve found
The End