This is a look at various artists and the projects that they have done to inspire the world.
"Gotham Chopra, the son of Deepak has made a marvelous movie about the private side of the public man. It is inspiring, frustrating, revealing and forgiving." - AS of NR
The Film will be shown at the Meta Center in NYC, February 2nd, call 212 736-0999 for reservations.
Aspects of Creative Thinking that are not usually taught.
Author: Michael Michalko
Here on the property are two big streams.
They join and flow into each other.
When it rains they transform into small rivers.
through the big rocks emitting several and ever varying delightful gurgling sounds.
And in the trees and shrubs all around is the constant
zizz of the Cicadas insects.
Being with the sounds, a melting/dissolving happens.
Off in what seems a great distance, the mind enquires:
are the sounds outside, or inside.
Staying with the sounds they seem to evolve into a tangible shimmering -
inside, and outside - to the point that the inside and the outside are felt as one.
It is as though the body and the self are just shimmering mirages,
and an equal part of everything.
Then it is as though the oneness is realised.
Although in varying forms, there is only one....And at one and the same time,
we are part of it, and, totally it. No separation.
Then the game is...
letting the gentle buzz of realisation be the priority -
- at all times.
There is an element of our being that is timeless. No matter what happens to us in our lives, we carry within us a seed of immortality, an eternal flame that transcends the flesh.
Every single work of art is the fulfillment of a prophecy: for every work of art is the conversion of an idea into an image. Every single human being should be the fulfillment of a prophecy. For every human being should be the realization of some ideal, either in the mind of God or in the mind of man. -- Oscar Wilde
Prophecy is revelation.
Inspirations are like mini revelations.
The artist receives messages from their creative source and, through practice, becomes open and receptive to the flow.
Sparks of inspiration are signal flares of the soul that compel the artist to create.
The creative force is an evolutionary urge that artfully animates humanity to fulfill prophecy.
Realizing an ideal like beauty, wisdom, compassion or generosity, means embodying and recognizing ones unity with that principle, a
union of God and self.
Oscar Wilde wrote those lines while imprisoned for being gay.
In his essay "De Profundis," Wilde confesses his identification with the suffering of Christ.
We are now in the season of Lent moving toward Easter. It is a time to celebrate the rebirth of nature and the return of life. Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season invites us to realize our short comings, confess wrongdoings, repent before God and be spiritually reborn. Easter commemorates the suffering and crucifixion of Christ and it celebrates the resurrection.
Mark your calendars for the March Full Moon Vernal Equinox celebration at CoSM on Saturday, March 19th where we will worship and celebrate, pray and dance, drum and paint. Experience a creative rebirth at CoSM.
Also, join CoSM Staff and friends for Earth Day Volunteer Weekend, April 22nd and 23rd. Register in advance as a volunteer to freshen CoSM up for spring. For information about volunteering and accommodations write to
Alex and Allyson