Orange layers painting as backdrop; hung colors of sacred rite like of wet towels. Tonight I saw a "devotional dance," linage of Odissi, busy as a performance; more like entertainment via dance. With finesse written intro; bragging rights and all the info
and prayers no where to be found.
Even sacred adornments worn as in performance
were immediately advertised and sold; astound.
This invocation to Lord Shiva
treated like the diva of the divine.
Sacred mudras were said to be shown.
Photos taking prohibited; so consecration weren't blown.
But I couldn't help myself leaving the blessed
by documenting devoties ignoring their own message;
sanctification has been tested, admiration renounced.
They sneaked photos and videos as part their own undertaking;
an invocation of what I've recorded as Rupia's raking.
Even if we make pole dancing sacred,
so no one would feel guilty for going half naked.
At least we would not have to fake it; knowing
every creation and expression is divine.
We just need to remind ourselves of devotion
a one person engagement; barely works with weddings of two.
Symbol of devotion, an abstract of the mind; made to enable self.
Truly a sacred blessing for all and Godly if the community now felt.
Wanting control or to design mysticism
might just end up in karmic of self criticisms.
Spirituality will be the last thing the mind control;
soon we will realize to just live life and feel bold.
Why I know this to be true?
That Shiva was unhappy about this
performance was announced not finished; jammed up by music disc.
Apologies were even made... sacredness "felt" untrue; worst yet explained. finds this Om Sherif uninspired; alluding performances with fading rhymes.
Flame is one of the oldest metaphor; if not the first. The word "flame" in definition is metaphoric in itself. We alluded this word with passion, love and/or faith in god. These are all meta-ideals of ourselves; therefore, metaphorically, we are that flame.
In my reflections and meditation of this metaphor, "the flame," one often allude to the light; to see darkness that surround it and/or shed light on the matter. I have found this not to be true! It is not the dark the flame want to seek and fill with light, rather the flame want to fill the space with the warmth that radiates, even if light cannot be found.
I see so i can feel! Feeling is still the first purpose of light; or in this case, feeling of warmth from the flame.
In the past couple of days of full moon I have been to a three ceremonies which open my eyes to the source of creations. The metas are made very clear both in the known and unknown; the reality and myth, as well as, the self and the universe.
Although the "Shiva Linga" ceremony was not made clear to me in the literal sense (including the name); but in my findings after the experience and the poem was written based my reflections, how uniquely in parallel the poem was to the mythology of it… and of course it would!
Source of Creations Xfrasis
At the source of all creations
there is a symbol; an offering
for the divine
WE, You and I
adorned it; a soft glow
encompasses the universe
form one absolute totality;
a true essence that brings unity
by acceptance of being.
it is the most creative endeavors;
full of imagination without fears
I really love the immediate grasp of creativity that emanates from the artist Hai Dai,
in the moment, each creation driven by the breath of non attachment, layers of possible languages superimposed with the rapidity of changing winds ....
Here is a work in progress 6' x6'....mapping the voyage... homage to the Celestial Navigators,
dream and discovery, the fertility of earth with the cosmology of being.
My "Ekphasis" process based on the Greek philosophy of poetry (which i have coined as Xfrasis for today's digital age), gives the best insights to its meaning of "art within art"; where one medium inspire another medium and through its translations, transmit beauty and inspire creative poetics.
To me, this flow of creativity, "energy" via Xfrasis is not just about the "art within art" but rather a cyclical process of "blessings giving thanks" and/or visa versa. Through imagination and creativity (possibilities) and the act of giving (sharing); where imagination and creativity in the process is the real blessings and the artifact is a way of giving thanks.
My Vision It is a Birth of something new something unknown something magical us my Vision is to come together - create - inspire - learn - love - and bathe in this amazing expansion of ourselves and with each others.
Andreas Kauderer Faux painter, flamenco dancer.
Shea Derrick - a playful, sultry, soulful, singer/songwriter.
The next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.
The next Buddha may take the form of a community;
a community practicing understanding and loving kindness,
a community practicing mindful living.
This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the Earth."
(Thich Nhat Hanh)
This is the motivating wind , the navigating compass, the Vision of this Revolution..........
What i love about the "revolution" of the digital mediums is that it can encompasses all the different types of other traditional mediums. If "The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in the message" is TRUE then the message of the digital mediums is about diversity and can be easily integrated.
This medium can act as a glue to connect, weave and layered new expressions; allowing mediums to interface within its collaborations. It's fluidity of integrating differences (in this case content of expressions) can allude us toward new understandings of sharing and relating.
Perfect timing for today's time in the sharing of resources and in the fusion of globalization!
What we find sacred, wisdom and/o enlightenment comes in many facets. Like a gem with many sparkling sides. In my Ekphrasis of this dance and visual presentation, a literal translation of "a prayer" was used to describe this dance expression. There is one thing I am sure of; that is whatever the eyes of the beholder who want to translate this performance and give it literal meaning must showcase the dance sense of brilliancy and sacredness; hence this too is like a gem, also precious.