On this Rock, I Shall Roll!

Sometimes, I ask myself “did I REALLY sign up for this?”  The answer remains “yes!”  Life is life is life and continues to be life.  Each day brings a new whirlwind adventure.  When one subscribes to live the artiste lifestyle, only a fellow artiste will understand.  When one subscribes to live the spiritually sounds lifestyle, only spiritually active persons will understand.  

Over the past twelve months, Spirit/Life/Creation has lead me to several locations to fulfill the mission(s) and purpose(s).  During these treks, I have learned more about self and sociological situations which cause suppression of life.  Life must be lived, according to several factors/determinants.  Observations have revealed that most persons under the dictates of a religious/pseudo-spiritual order are underdeveloped, unhappy and lack knowledge of self.  We are equipped with an innate understanding of good, bad, right, wrong, nice, mean, happy, sad, smart, dumb, functioning properly versus functioning improperly.  Now is the time to simplify and make live organic, once more.  The Industrial Revolution, Sexual Revolution, Onslaught of Misinterpreted Abrahamic Religions (Hebrewism/Judaism, Islam and Christianity), Western Medical System (including Pharmaceutics) have complicated life in a very detrimental way.  

The aforementioned imbalances in society are the reasons why I continue to push and create works to assist others on their respective paths in life.  As I continue to settle in my new home of Philadelphia, the solidifying of certain things is the confirmation that I am in the right place.  Furthermore, I am learning that other folks that I know are relocating to Philadelphia, too.  It must be something in the atmosphere.  One wonderful opportunity is that I will be a guest co-host on Internet radio show, ‘Urban Therapy with Sun‘.  The show will broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 8:30-10 PM.  The show’s topic will be an analysis of some nuances within the  Black Conscious Community.  www.blogtalkradio.com/sun752

Other updates are as follow:

  • ‘Creation Expenses for The Cells’ is still underway.  The crowdfunding campaign will help with the costs of publishing my 2nd book, The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel, and organizing an official book release.  Independent artiste work very hard and sacrifice a lot for the integrity of their works/souls.  Come join the few that donated already!  http://www.gofundme.com/9457rw
  • Become my Facebook compadre at https://www.facebook.com/e.a.poetlovewater / Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrEPLWater / Learn more http://about.me/easpoetlovewater / Contact E at easpoet@gmail.com / Tell your friends/co-workers/fellow art creators to follow Easpoet’s Blog!

Continue to go within to find your proper place in life!  Until next time…

Painless Contractions

On Friday, 4 July 2014, I vacated New York City to begin the clearance of past troubles/stressors.  The clearance promised to birth the next phase of living.  As proclaimed in past , Summer 2014 will be dedicated to the attainment of personal and professional goals.  On the creative arts front, the focus is on publishing of second book, The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feeland finding a producer for the show ‘The Flows: An Evening of Elements‘.  My life experiences afford a rich and varied perspective of many nuances.   On the other front, I am finalizing plans to launch Cafe Provisions.   The company will offer vegetarian cuisine, holistic health consultations and energy/healing massage works.  Also, a veggie food truck is in the plans.

During this trek, I traveled from New York City to Philadelphia to Richmond, VA to Atlanta, GA.  It has been true bliss.  I followed Spirit and it has not failed at all!  On a virtually nonexistent travel budget, generosity and support from “strangers” have been priceless.  Philadelphia  offered a great dose of “brotherly love”.  That stop was very rejuvenating.   Richmond, VA was quite fulfilling to see family and a few dear friends.  Again, my being was refreshed.  But, the refreshment had detoured for a minute.  The part of trip from Richmond, VA to Atlanta, GA was problematic.  From big travel errors to delays, I missed a lot of connections in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.  For anyone that knows me know that I will file a formal complaint about poor service in a heartbeat.  Great hospitality and customer service are quite important to me, since that is my background and I fully understand how to deliver it.  I received recompense for troubles caused.

The roads leading to rejuvenation/refocus

The roads leading to rejuvenation/refocus

After spending quality time with family and reaching out to a few good (old and new) friends, I carry on to next part of journey.  That is a city called Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL.  Updates soon come!

Yo voy a la Republica Dominicana / I go to the Dominican Republic

Journeys are get times to reflect, gather and plan your next station, whether it be spatially or mentally.  Before my flight to Dominican Republic on last Friday, I had not been on a plane in two year!  Time flies (pun, may or may not be intended…depends on your sense of humour)!! 

The week leading up to the departure was working in extremes.  There were various powerful and creative experiences.  On the other hand, there were many challenges.  The positives:  I had a moment to spend physical time with members of my spiritual and creative families.  I deeply processed the beauty and joy in starting my own family.  Solid thoughts and plans of business had seem to arise out of nowhere/somewhere very hidden.  The negatives:  Every possible thing connected to technology and currency were going terribly wrong.  Unable to connect with certain folks before departure wasn’t too cheery.  Potentially harmful breakdowns in communication proved somewhat disturbing.  Yet, I persevered.

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So, I am at the airport waiting to board.  I sense of elation and peace had come over me.  I was happy to travel and begin the next phase of life.  Someone close to me said that they know my mother would be proud of me!  I took a pause to process/reflect.  I’m sure she is, at least, somewhat responsible for the provisions made.  This is why Ancestral acknowledgement is crucial.  They have more direct access to things of life than we do.  Their point-of-view is way more vast than this earthly plane.  As I digress, the flight was beautiful.  Anyone that knows me should know that i am an impatient traveler.  Ah jus wunna reach now fuh now!  The flight departed on time and arrived 35 minutes early.  Turbulence was bare minimum.  The landing…….ears popping and going through customs.  The process was pretty efficient.  

This is my first visit to DR.  It is what I expected on a surface level…everyday people, natural landscape, semi-humble living and lots of food that I can’t eat.  In my opinion, there is way too much fried food!  EVERYTHING is fried!  But, I am on a mission to help the people eat more sensibly and appreciate what they have.  It is a nice to eat fruit that may have been picked an hour prior to purchase.  During an invitation to the home of a friend of a co-worker, I had the Dominican culinary experience.  Berenjera, mangu, arroz con frijoles, arroz vegetales and pitahaya!  PITAHAYA will quickly rise to the top of ‘Favorite Fruit Charts’.  It is beautiful to look, beautiful to peel and beautiful to eat.  It is full of seeds and light to eat.  After a little research, it is in the cactus fruit family, works well with human digestion and assists in the purification of blood.  Nice, right!

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More written adventures to come!  Ciao