Posts Tagged ‘cultural creatives’

WOW, here’s a great energetic portrait.

Pluto is the unconscious demanding an evolution.  Pluto is in Capricorn.

Capricorn is cultural rules and regulations, suits and ties, appropriate behavior

Venus and Mars represent the feminine and masculine, God/Goddess and they are both in Scorpio at the moment asking for a deeper, sexier, more intimate experience of joy, bliss, passion, and sexuality.  And right now Venus is retrograde asking us to turn around and reassess how we get our needs met.

Saturn is in Libra focusing us on relationship and the manifesting abilities of relating.

The Libra new moon was sandwiched between 2, count’em TWO, Aries full moons.  Aries when pushed, shoves back.  In its drive to be totally healthy its all about singularity of self, self chosen timing, and freedom to move on a kinesthetic style of motivational impulses.

Here we are with six weeks of this energy to play in and with.  What a fun trip out of the cages we’ve allowed ourselves to be packaged in – spread your wings and take off…

So my hats off to either the intuition of the timing of this video release, the consciousness of the director or someone behind the scenes must be an astrologer!  Or maybe we’re just all in oneness these days and it keeps getting better.

For those who don’t know me, I can get a bit crazy
Have to get my way, 24 hours a day
‘Cause I’m hot like that
Every guy everywhere just gives me mad attention
Like I’m under inspection, I always get the 10s
‘Cause I’m built like that

I go through guys like money flyin’ out their hands
They try to change me but they realize they can’t
And every tomorrow is a day I never planned
If you’re gonna be my man, understand

I can’t be tamed, I can’t be saved
I can’t be blamed, I can’t, can’t
I can’t be tamed, I can’t be changed
I can’t be saved, I can’t be (can’t be)
I can’t be tamed

If I see my reflection about my intentions
I’ll tell ya I’m not here to sell ya
Or tell ya to get to hell
I’m like a puzzle but all of my pieces are jagged
If you can understand this, we can make some magic
I’m on like that

I wanna fly I wanna drive I wanna go
I wanna be a part of something I don’t know
And if you try to hold me back I might explode
Baby by now you should know

I can’t be tamed, I can’t be saved
I can’t be blamed, I can’t, can’t
I can’t be tamed, I can’t be changed
I can’t be saved, I can’t be (can’t be)
I can’t be tamed

I’m not a trick you play, I ride a different way
I’m not a mistake, I’m not a fake, It’s set in my DNA
Don’t change me (x4)
(I can’t be tamed)

I wanna fly I wanna drive I wanna go
I wanna be a part of something I don’t know
And if you try to hold me back I might explode
Baby by now you should know

I can’t be tamed, I can’t be saved
I can’t be blamed, I can’t, can’t
I can’t be tamed, I can’t be changed
I can’t be saved, I can’t be (can’t be)
I can’t be tamed

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This is the latest note from my friend in Sweden and the reuniting of the masculine & feminine. Casey
Dear Friends,

In lieu of the The Tree of life Celebration I have written this pledge of Love please pass it on if you feel inclined.

Please join us on face book. The Tree of Life Celebration (Celebrating the reunification of the divine masculine and divine feminine… in to ONE)

Love and Gratitude



A pledge of Love


In May 2010 eight men of all walks of life, gathered in Småland, Sweden. This was to be a journey in to the Collective subconscious in an attempt to break down the walls of suppression that the false masculine has been holding over the divine feminine for the last 5000 years.

We went through a process of accountability and responsibility both for our personal and our collective relationship to all feminine, including our own feminine within. We went deep in to every daily aspect… and to the darkest corners of history.

We then asked for Forgiveness. We asked for forgiveness, unconditionally, from the deepest part of our souls to all women and the divine feminine.

When I came home, I asked for forgiveness from my wife and best friend… I now, revere her intuition, see her love and hear her voice.

A shift in the Underworld had clearly taken place. I have in the months since, held circle’s directly in front of women, going through the process of accountability and responsibility… asking for forgiveness. It has been the most powerful work I have ever participated in. We are severing ties in the collective subconscious, ties we never thought could be broken. I am in deep, deep Gratitude to the Divine Feminine…


I am asking for forgiveness.

As a man and a representative for the masculine I want to take full responsibility and accountability for all that I, as an individual in this lifetime, in the conscious, sub conscious and all dimensions, has done to women and the feminine in disrespect to the divine.

I take full responsibility and accountability for my relationship and how I have treated, my mother, my sister’s, my grandmother’s, my wife, my daughter’s, my girlfriends, and all women I have ever come in contact with. I take responsibility for all known and unknown control I have used to keep the feminine energy down. I take responsibility for all disrespectful thoughts of women I have ever had. I take full responsibility for my violent acts on animal life, nature and mother earth.

I apologize and ask the divine feminine, all women, all feminine energy for forgiveness.

As a man and a representative of the collective masculine I take full responsibility for all violent acts that has ever taken place on the divine feminine. I take full responsibility for all violent acts, wars, rapes, torture in the name of man, that has ever taken place. I take responsibility for the massive suppression, manipulation and deception that has systematically been used and is used to keep the feminine down. As a representative of the collective masculine, I take full responsibility and accountability for the rape and violence on our divine mother earth.

As a representative of the collective masculine I ask all women and the divine feminine for forgiveness. I ask for forgiveness from the deepest part of the collective masculine soul.

I am so, so sorry! We are so, so sorry!


My Pledge of Love

This is A pledge of worship, support and love to the Divine Feminine, femininity and all women. You are the power of Creation. I am here to revere, love and support you. I am the water that the plant needs in order to grow. This is my role as a representation of the true Masculine. You are revered, loved and supported from the true Masculine as we are once again ONE.


Petter Barve

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Here is a beautiful message from Sharon McErlane, I hope you enjoy as much as I do:

Often I have wondered why, with a message as profound as theirs, more women do not step forward into leadership positions and spread the Grandmothers’ message. In the last week I journeyed to them twice on this subject. On the second journey I said, “Grandmothers, yesterday you showed me why more women don’t step forward to carry your message. “They lack belief in their own greatness,” you told me. I understand this,” I said, “but what do we do about it? So now I have another question for you. You see us as we really are and you see the world as it is. Given that, then tell us how we can believe in the greatness within ourselves, and go ahead and act on it.” The Grandmothers nodded as I spoke and smiled. They liked my question.

Immediately, before me appeared two female figures I had sculpted two months ago, figures depicting women from an earlier time in history. As I looked them over, the Grandmothers said, “You can’t look backward to find feminine role models.” “Yes, Grandmothers,” I said, “I know you are right.”

As soon as I said this, I became aware of a fire blazing in the space before me, and as I watched it, I felt heat rising up inside my body. And from this I understood that this fire is present inside each woman.“What you are experiencing is the fire of shakti,” the Grandmothers said, ” the elemental power of life.” ” It is in our body and in our spirit,” I thought and as I mulled this over, the Grandmothers stood by, watching. “Call on it,”“Call it up. This is the life force within you. Women hold the spirit of shakti. You carry life force. That’s why you carry babies. That’s why you have a well-spring of such great feeling within yourself and why more women than men are ‘spiritual.’ You carry pure life force. they said.

“Think of this force now,” they said. “Give yourself permission to feel it and become aware of it. Where in your body do you feel it?” they asked me. “It’s in the center of my body,” I responded, “running from my solar plexis on down.” And as I felt it, my body begin to rock, a rolling sort of movement. “This is where life comes from. You are the carriers of life,” they said, and turning to me, asked, “Don’t you realize what that means?” “I don’t think I do, Grandmothers,” I answered, stunned by my own ignorance. “I don’t think I do.” “You carry the fire of shakti inside yourself and through this you bring life into form. Without you, the world would end. You are the carriers of life,” they repeated, giving me a piercing look.

“Over time this truth became minimized and hidden. It’s import was trivialized, even institutionalized,” they said. “You have been lied to, dominated, and controlled,” they said, their eyes fierce, “treated as property. Many of you are still treated like that. You Are Shakti,” they held each word a long time and as they did, they rose to a great height–enormous women. “You are life force itself”“This is the truth.“, they said.

“You can trust the force that pulses in your veins, the force that moves within you and flows through your bloodstream. You carry life and you are worthy of deepest respect. Your part in the human drama on earth is great. You are utterly necessary.

“It’s time to own the truth of yourself,” they said, giving a small shake of their heads. “The lies you have been told about the nature of woman,” they paused and shook their heads. “Ridiculous,”they said and threw up their hands. “It’s time to dismiss all that. Feel the force of life within yourself,” they said again. “Place your awareness there. “This pulsing power of life came to you through your mother, through her mother and her mother and her mother and her mother before her. You are of the female line-the mothers of the earth,” they said. And looking me up and down, the Grandmothers again drew themselves to their full height and announced, “Mothers of the earth, step forward now. It is time. We are calling you.

“If,” they said, and paused for emphasis, “you are now ready to awaken from the Big Sleep that long ago overcame you, ready to claim your greatness, you must stop pretending you are not important, pretending you are ‘not very much.’ Instead call on this fire within. Call up the power of shakti until you feel it. It is real,” they said, secret smiles playing about their lips. “This power serves life. It is a blessing for everything. For too long it has been hidden, diminished and made to feel ashamed of itself, ashamed of its great, loving, giving beauty. “We’re calling women to power now,” the Grandmothers said, “calling for the good of everything that lives. It’s time to return to balance,” they said, heads nodding wisely, “and for this, women must lead.”

Wishing you all the very best,

Sharon McErlane
The Grandmothers
phone: 949 338 4691

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Whether its white male or black male, tall person, strong person or spiritual – most of us can find our own external experience of entitlement.  But it’s also the thing “we” “found” by our twenties in order to survive in the patriarchal, top down world of dominance and control.  Those of us who found our own keys to success mostly found the part of us that could dominate in some way because that’s what works in our outer world.

Early on I choose my ability to DO it as my entitlement, it was easier to just do things myself rather than collaborate. The family around me really hated that! Then later I perfected my mind through a metaphysical spiritual keyhole that few could follow me through.  That gave me the edge, something I could sell, that set me apart and gave me my own brand of entitlement! A spiritual entitlement that I taught to students so they could claim their own abilities, unlike in another era where we played it out as sorcery, using our mastery to take up the tools and abilities of others for our own advantage. Check it out, you probably took up a cultural entitlement unconsciously or made up one that suited your own default to mastery mechanisms to a tee.  Those default mechanisms mostly come from our past lives where we spent whole lifetimes perfecting some thread of reality that paid off with success in the local culture.

Each personal default to mastery zone must be remembered, reclaimed, and reconstituted for current collaborative co-creation.

Another mechanism of entitlement gets played out as some form of dominance on the playground in elementary school.  This one is the most dangerous to us culturally now – the one where the biggest, richest, prettiest, nastiest is still stuck in the schoolyard of reality.  The ones of us or the part of us that still lives here missed the primal scream of the sixties, the self help groups of the seventies, the flight from the dysfunctional codependency of the eighties, and even the backlash to all consciousness movements of the nineties.  So here we are in the new millennium’s second decade with our entitlement cathedral showing cracks in the glass slides.  This time we all have to dismantle the entitlement, even the ones born unquestionably into it.

The planet, the people, and the astrology, all require that we DROP IT AND GO.

Take up the collaborations willingly, gracefully and enthusiastically, because we can’t save ourselves individually anymore.  We can’t continue to work alone and get by because getting by isn’t enough.  In collaborations of creativity we can find grand resolutions instead of band-aid solutions.  In collaborations of co-creation we can become a new reality that includes and thrives on everyone’s participation and wellbeing, which in turn creates more collaborations of co-creation.  It’s a snowball rolling downhill benefiting everyone along the way.

“Glass slides?” you say.

It’s a brilliant system for monitoring the outer external effects of change.

Once when I toured the cathedral in York, England I saw these little glass microscope slides glued on the tower’s stonework a hundred feet off the ground in its tower.  It turns out that is the practical method of monitoring the majestic tower for potential settling and dangerous although infinitesimally small movements of change.  The glass slide is glued on either side of any tiny cracks so that even the tiniest change will break the glass slide.    The cracks were so small that I didn’t even register that they were under there when I saw the slides.

The irony of that tiny change threatening the strength and longevity of the colossal monument to a spiritual tradition of entitlement that claimed the resources from the people who both willingly and unwillingly contributed the resources of their reality to build it.

The thing about entitlement that doesn’t work is when it unconsciously precludes others from their rightful place in the mix.  The pattern, of course, that is really boring us today is the one from the genderly/racially unconscious masculine still stuck, no matter how subtle or needy, in dominance and control.  All of us can have our Masculine playing out the old tired patterns. They can be in white men, black men, brown men, yellow men, gay women, straight women, children and dogs!  Yes, I said dogs.  They resonate and respond to the masculine non-physically in the energy field and physically in their behavior.  If you have a dog, you know what it takes to be alpha and the bigger or more alpha the dog the more alpha you have to behave to stay in control and dominance.

This is why the Haitians will not play out some weird violence in their grief.  They aren’t stuck in our western, American, cultural entitlement of dominance or control.

When nature says its time to collaborate, the wise begin the co-creation.

It is my feeling that compassion and truth are activated by the profundity of humanity in need as in the experience of a major earthquake.  People of the truth respond with compassion and appropriate behavior unlike the old dominance and control, which would either be unable to respond or would behave in an opportunistic way.  The last entitlement hold-outs are still working the media for advantage since it might be the only thing they’ve got left to play.  Likely the Haitians are not getting the television messages from us.  They’ll do their own right thing.  And like Katrina the world’s wise and compassionate ones are already on their way to Haiti to help in any way they can with what they’ve got right now.  They know who they are and I bless them and send them my love as they begin a magnificent collaborative co-creation of life emerging from the ruble of mother nature’s demand for presence.

In case you need more information about how to be aware and demanding in the dissolution of the patterns of entitlement in your own life here is a little help.

A Profile of Entitlement:

– Verbal monologue-ing that is not interesting to the listener – and only mildly to the cultural anthropologist. Verbosity on the topic that defines the particular self appointed field of mastery in reference to the world of duality and polarization that puts the entitled on top.

– Repeatedly and often soliciting rave reviews and active recognition of this mastery and prowess.  Did you see that?  Did you like that?  I did that, That was me, It’s all about me, me, me, me, me.  Designed to reinforce the entitled’s position at the top of at least the listener’s field of reference.

– Diminishing the options of the perceived underlings in order to maintain the illusion that the entitled is still supreme in some regard.  Classic to this tenet is the abused wife cut off from family, friend’s and culture by having no car, violence if leaving the house or talking to others who threaten the dominance of the entitled person.

–  Needing to experience the world through one’s sexuality or verbalizations as the primary domination.  Loves football, dogs, and anything else that can be verbally controlled or physically won.  Ok I’d love to have this one not be true, my sister is a football maniac and she assures me that she is not entitled in any way but the truth is that these items do make up a large part of the pattern structure so it magnetizes the entitled ones into its field of play.

On this idea, the pattern of entitlement reaches is cliché.  It’s a good place for me to get back to the subtlety of it because we all have to personally unravel by UN CHOOSING our own entitlement behaviors.  For most women and some men, it is now time to create our own authentic field of respect and EXPECT-ation.

It’s time for us to expect to be treated with respect, expect reverence for the feminine, expect protection for the earth and her natural creatures, expect to be abundant, expect to be included in the flow of life, expect to have our creativity recognized, and expect to collaborate wildly and successfully as we co-create a grand resolution for ourselves, our communities, our families of choice, and our meaningful relationships.

Happy eclipse season and may all your created entitlements dissolve into authentic birthrights.

Collaborative Co-Creation is our next step into abundant health, wealth, happiness, and wisdom.

Whether you are back stage, on stage, in the audience, or at your computer, I honor your part in our collaboration to co-create a new reality.

Casey Wood, 310-430-9283



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The eclipse season is on coast and now its just time to DO what we know. The last eclipse in Aquarius gave us a kick in the butt to do it now but it was at 13 degrees so we’re not really confident in what we’re doing. Maybe that’s a good thing, so we learn to follow guidance and collaborate. I feel that the pisces full moon also in the middle of the sign is also asking us to be aware of the “energy patterns” that we are allowing, seeking, and desiring. Get it right and the ignition is powerful. Everyone I know has a great project that is seeking funding, even the funders are seeking funding to generate funding. The 9-9-09 emails ask us to focus on transforming the money and currency energetic to be more pro earth and love. I’m all for it – and by the way, each of us can “turn on the faucet” for someone who has just a little less that we do. So cultivate being a philanthropist, no matter what rung of the economic ladder you usually dwell on. Stop dwelling and start giving a leg up to anyone who wants to go up the ladder with you. Don’t overlook the fact that we are all in this together. Numbers are significant now and every chironbaby tends to want to do it alone for simplicity or clarity. We all have to start trusting that the other person has also done their homework and its time to collaborate unabashedly. Go, Go, Go.

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Yesterday I searched for the perfect photo of Michael Jackson to use as an icon of the 1980’s. Of course it would be a Thriller photo.
Today – it’s a different world.

At 12:30pm when he checked into the hospital in LA my world slowed to a surreal fog and my traveling companion and I are melding into an energy field of retrospective peacefulness. The world changed before we knew it had. The day turned mentally foggy and disjointed, lost items were hopelessly un-retrievable.

Michael Jackson holds a huge global field of love.

No matter what you believe about Michael’s personal life, he has kept the message pure and clear. No matter what the current media assault, his gentleness and eccentric creativity shine beyond comparison.

And he owns The Beatles Music!! How weird and wonderful, how bizarre and sad.

In my astrology he is a chironbaby – a wise old master trying to find his way to remembering who he really is and why this life was his canvas. The challenge was one of seeing himself clearly, and in a kind of nobility rising to his own high potential. Creativity.

From late 1954 to 1991, not continuously but sprinkled throughout, babies were born who did not fit the cultural patterns, would not follow the prescribed paths, and who had a sexual vitality to wake the dead!

This group, plus some other rogue souls, set out to change the world by loving it and being wildly creative. This wild creativity it turns out is the only way to stay energetically impervious to the assaults and tremendous cultural “drag” that threatens to take them out at every turn.

Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, you know the list. Every one of them a chironbaby. An old master remembering, not a child learning. Michael made it to 50! That’s strong. But couldn’t make it through his Chiron return – when the little planetoid, Chiron comes back to where it was when you were born. It’s a tremendous rebirth for each of us. If you don’t use the strength of your own mind to give yourself the correct, life affirming messages your body can believe that it is dying or worse yet, create the circumstances of your death. The mind is our best asset and our most useful tool for change, stability, and most of all for creating the field of potential around our bodies.

In a world that does not generally support life on earth, it’s really important to teach yourself how to manage your own mind. Especially not allowing anyone the right-of-way in your train of thought. Steer clear of those ‘accusing you of living in your own world’ or ‘nay-sayers’ What works today is to think in your own crazy coherent personalized creative way. Develop your own operating system, your own encyclopedia of experience and use it.

Looking beyond the culture at large and nurturing your own creativity is the best life support system available. Breathe deeply, get out in the trees and next to the ocean – inhale the air your body needs to do its health well. Drink water that’s alive, even if you have to give it prayer resuscitation. In fact give it the prayer treatment anyway.

Eat high frequency foods and organics to keep the poison to a minimum. Move your body, walking is good but make sure you move your upper body to keep the lymphatic system working well. Turn yourself upside down whenever you can and roll down a hill just to give yourself a reality check.

Figure out what you love, what makes you excited to get up in the morning, and then DO IT. Do it and take a following with you.

Create your tribe, or find the tribes that make you laugh, and sing, or dance. Living a life of joy no matter what cultural or familial cues previously pushed your buttons. There’s no need to take the time for resolution, understanding, correction, or being understood. If it didn’t work move on and don’t throw the energy around in a tantrum. It doesn’t matter if anyone else “gets” it.

We’ve gone global, we’ve worked locally, now its time to make a personal creative statement.

Make your life a personal creative statement just because you can.

Casey Wood

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Re:  The People’s Theater presentation of Modigliani in Santa Monica

“Shaking up Passion” by Casey Wood

The I Ching says that the artist is responsible for creating the directional signposts that lead a culture to its next evolutionary destination.  Such a monumental potential resting in those brushes and pens!  Leading a cultural movement most assuredly first requires that the culture be shaken up and shocked into noticing that the art even exists.

Modigliani’s passionate rebellion of soul definitely shook up his neighborhood (both banks!) but later the younger artists were experimenting with hashish and absinthe to try to emulate what they perceived to be his creative source.  Mostly the alcohol and drugs just ate up creative energies that might have been brought to birth or fruition.  But still Modigliani’s passion did make its way into history and a stream of upheaval did follow his life.  He did make some kind of difference.  And his life did trigger and ignite the passion of others who wrote of him and strove to find his level of passion.

In the aquarian reality of our 21st century everything is so transient, already the culture and the artists are shaking things up on so many levels – its sometimes difficult to find a way to be radical.  Finding your own way to make a difference and your own way to be radically passionate is a sacred calling.

Aquarius energy is very non-personal yet intimate in its communication – deeply passionate for change.  Our new arrival in the Age of Aquarius forces us to do what we know and find like minds to do it with or at the very least radically shake up anyone who thinks they’ve got stability.  Aquarian reality must include community and specifically the heart of the community.  The values and creativity of the 21st century will be well suited for theater and film, musical groups, and intangible forms of expression.  We want to experience the NEW.  We want to feel something change inside ourselves, and we’d like to share that experience with others.

It’s good to find your own passion so that you don’t accidentally become the community’s shadow.  It seems to me that Modigliani became the expression of the shadow of the Parisian arts in 1916.  Monet was building Giverny, Picasso was commercially viable and Modigliani showed up on the other side of town and the tracks.  He exposed the underbelly of the artist’s passion.  The raw uncensored, un – ”successful” deep dive into a conscious exploration of the depths of scorpionic black, sexual, decadent reality.  A pool every artist knows is there but each must work to keep their eyes open while they swim.  Few come up for air and go down again.  And even fewer tell or show the journey in a way that moves the culture to change.  It’s a dicey territory but someone always does it.  Every era has its deep divers.

Once when I was uncontrollably diving into that black pool a friend of mine gently took my head in his hands and said, “don’t go there, its animated!”  It was my first clue that I could choose whether or not I went all the way into the darkness.  What a revelation!  Choice.

Modigliani strikes me as one who never knew he had choice but rather was compelled to play the cards in his deck one after another into oblivion.  A compulsive outplaying of cultural shadow material.

Dana wants to find the deep dive, locate its edge and surf that edge into a public production.  I salute that passionate drive that takes us all into new territory of the heart so that we can all feel deeper, and broader and more fully what has meaning in our lives.

Each production of The Peoples Theater strives to take the cast on an emotional adventure of consciousness into personally uncharted territories of the Self so that what we experience together opens a potential for the audience to taste the adventure.  We want more heart and more soul to be visible – tangible in the room.

The Peoples Theater gives a group of folks the buzz of creating together and gives you (as the community) the experience of sharing that with us.  Thanks for joining us in the exploration.  We hope you’ll find your passion and express it thoroughly.

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