(Above: Performance action re: vacumn cleaning my charcoal picture - 1998 approx).
I wish to alert myself with the over population of creative industrialisation that is mediated upon mediation – stick in the mud quick sand, which is making lots of lemmings out of more lemmings. Quick not to judge, but quicker to ridicule, eccentric archaeology is a combustion engine of seekerishness, impoverished by mediocrum yet inspired, avoiding the term ‘art’ at all cost, so to ensure that which is exactly the spirit of individual free thinking, spinning in clarity and converging on mediums that best express the individual desire – creativity streamed from consciousness to consciousness. What tho thinks is disiarist is not all that import because it makes you unhappy. To be uplifted is a crucial stimulating factor in wanting to survive. It has already been proven by scientific research, for example, that when we think in an inspired way, we produce a little bit more growth hormone in our bodies as a direct result. This growth hormone in turn (and it’s not a lot) makes the body not only look young and healthy, but also biologically remain ‘young’ – our bones and muscles are less likely to deteriorate as such a predicted speed set against stress related disorder for example. Have you ever wondered why some artists or creative makers/thinkers can, albeit it is true that other factors also exist, look young and live to an old age? They say that the mind is the key to stimulating and effecting long life? Obviously, this is only a small picture in a large tapestry of factors that the universe, should we be listening to it (and not mediated by the manufacturing controllers and synthesising such energy that encourages us to gorge on this system) will slowly tell us; then we will have a golden age of knowledge – communicated and a/effected.
When it comes to creating, certainly pretensions are humbug and makes one ill. Why chase dreams when they live right in front of you? I spoke to my friend Megan about this in Kerrville Folk Festival (Texas, USA) this 2008, about the negative effects of peer insistence of ‘group art’ that 99 per cent of the time is delusional or distracting – in that being ‘mad’ qualifies as a mark of the so called genius. Insanity never helped a person yet. Living ‘hell’ is not that funny. I advocate a creative sanity whilst advocating the most unseemingly outlandish borne of personal fruition, unmediated by peers, presenting no argument within the ranks of institutionalism, culturalism etc…. The art of the immediate can demonstrate tremendous results (without distinction). Is it a conspiracy that promoting so called madness has somehow qualifies as great art!? Intelligent madness, perceived to be mad, is a quality of deviating from the norm (eccentric behaviour nonetheless).
Meditation is a good way to establish ideas, or at least let them not distract you that much. I find that when I meditated this week I had lots of ideas, many came and went, but it filtered the good from the bad (as I judge it). Mindfullness, alertness to mood swings, impressions, pulsations from billboards etc.. are bad news. Listen to the bees – they are suffering due to electronic wavelengths. However, thinking in quiet time (meditation wishes to slow things down) often ensures that those ideas you think about can find some clarity rather than pretension animated by peers once more (or mediated by external forces in which we are always given to manipulate).
All forms of meditation are up for grabs. Walking or cycling, driving along long roads in relative peace and quite, playing a song, whistling, sitting quietly on a train for example – dissolving the thinking stream, allows for new ideas to filter into our brain matrix. We are born anew! Our radiant thinking will insist on doing something. The mind, like the air we breathe, is in need or constant stimulation. Hence, songs can and do come from apparent ‘nowhere’, plucked from the ether of universal stillness. Politics is created from the afterburn.
Insanity is the quality of commitment to a belief in which you will become fixated and wish to ‘argue’ with and amongst others (most of the time with yourself, unhappy, that deep down things aren’t right! A bad trip; Simple). The bottom line of all of this is not to be convinced about the trivial pursuit of crazy meets bad health. Health is good. Clear mind – good. Prayer as meditational enhancement good. Now prayer – the psychic energy given out from our brain (body) will be something in the future which we, as evolved/evolving humans, will eventually use and apply as a direct result of understanding frequency, purveyed across the ether, resonating into our atmospheres like any other wavelength that we are already animating and picking-up from in our bedrooms via cable and satellite. We shall here voices (and that’s OK not schizophrenic in the conventional medical understanding). The EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) for example, indicates that we are at the early stages of listening to our ancestors. Audio recordings from yester year - have been ‘saved’ in brick walls, glass goblets, silver trinkets etc…– they live like fossils in the materials we come across. As yet, we still are awaiting the signals to be appropriately picked up by our inbuilt brain and body receptors, amplified, in part by mechanical systems currently - that inspire us to translate and hence put into operation and make manifest and use appropriately (this will be the first indication that material ‘saves’ – recorded like data for evolutionary purposes. This time will come. Other potential dimensions will become more and more apparent - psychic energy or resonance, for want of a better word. What an exciting thought nugget – our creative juices, convert our biological systems into an instrument of positive energy – animated not by artificial stimulation, but by honest (or negative) body talk. Negative thoughts/ and negative affirmations being detrimental of course. We make ourselves ill. The Buddhists for example, specialists in physiological and philosophical operation, work with this condition - the mind - have understood this dynamic. When we sing to ourselves, paint with a canvas, scribble a doodle, excited in lost meditational nonagitation– we communicate with our being, facilitating our unique self (of which there is arguably no self – hence the confusion with madness – naively aware of not knowing what to ‘grab’ onto that makes us – us. We must, therefore, ride the wave of change (encouraging transmutational states in all its glory).
What turns us on, tunes us in! We become our own truth serum, willing ourselves to grow, avoiding limitations and restrictions and avoiding ill health. We become visionaries, enchantments incarnate. Now our visual and oral history makes sense. Now technology is no longer a hindrance. We convert positively all that we see, hear and smell. Transmutational activity is in operation (and I shall write about that later, based on prior research and pondering). Calm and collected we have nothing to fear. In positive balance, we will sleep well, rested in health, ready to negotiate the signals from the ever expanding Universe. Off we go!
Please note: This article seeks to support and encourage and not condemn. Needless to say, the health of an individual, if robbed of creative and affirmative environments, will likely be harmed by being displaced from listening to their inner affirmative self (sometimes and cautiously described as self truth). I do believe that negative environments, situations that are aggressive, all moods that discourage the positive self, will limit the positive psychic stimulation that we all require for the greater good. Long live the affirmative removed from manipulative orchestrated systems in society. Inter self -determinisation is best encouraged, salvation may well depend on it! Drop out and be responsible. Freedom requires it!
Copyright©2008 Harry Palmer / Creative Sanity and the fossilisation of recordings inherent in materials yet to be discovered.