Great Spirit

Created in London, England.

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."

 

– Dakota

Leaving Tracks

We are all gifted with different talents which are meant to be shared. Through the work that we do, in the way that we live, our inner light can uplift others and make a positive difference in the world. 

Inside of each soul is one great mystery.

That same great mystery is the source of all life. Every truly lived experience is a story in the great book of life. A book that is written through our individual choices, weaving a living eternity.  

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Sharing Love

Our first teacher is our own heart. – Cheyenne Proverb

Through art I am sharing my love, hope and peace. I hope it helps you. 

I constantly meet people in need of more love. If only they knew that love can come from and through themselves.

The whole world needs love above anything else. This may sound rather silly, but take a moment to consider:

If the world were filled with love how many troubles would disappear?

Would we waste life and resources on conflict or spend our time on selfish projects? 

Or would we rather spend our time ending poverty, becoming sustainable, growing great food forests and being kind to each other?  

When I am painting in the streets there are so many people who come up to me and share their love.

Many are moved emotionally, some even to tears, and are kind enough to share their gratitude for what I am doing.

I treasure these moments, and am always so grateful to be a part of that.

All of this comes from seeing a person out there on the streets

sharing a simple act of pure, heartfelt love.

Creating A Better World

My artwork is always about love, even when it reflects the painful sides of human life.

I only reflect the painful side in order to bring people to face the issues of our time, 

in the hope we will change. We need a great awakening among humanity to the truth of pure love.

This is about more than personal peace, but rather actively labouring for what is good.   

 

As much as I try to do good for all there is only so much one soul can do. 

Many days I am exhausted by the things I experience, have to go through or see. 

I could write a book on all these things, and indeed will one day do this.

What I have learned in the streets is that the world needs love,

and that there are many loving people able to give it,

but they are being divided and often isolated.

We need to realise this and come together,

as one, to create a better world.

One Living Universe

Loving people can change the world for good.

Indeed we are the only ones who ever truly have.

 

We should all be doing what we are each individually called to do, 

both for ourselves and for others. If we only did this the whole world would transform. 

The problem today is that the world gets in the way. Always trying to distract us from our truth and trying to scare, control or divide us

- now more so than ever. It is important to see far beyond this world, into the world to come, in order to truly live.

A world of great love is the reward for every soul who chooses to give what they can in the universal work of love.

There are some things we cannot do, like helping those who refuse to be helped. 

Though we may try and heal others it is up to each one of us first to heal our own pain. 

Through healing many find great love for other people. We find through compassionate service that loving souls are connected. 

Sharing your light and giving a little good energy can go a long way toward changing this world.

One day I hope there will be enough of us working together to transform it all,

in shared tribes with shared land sharing resources, skills and talents.

This is the wise way of the Native American world. 

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Sharing is Powerful

Singular ownership is appropriate for a few things, like our own clothing, but most of the time sharing is much better. In almost every way, with every thing,

human beings should learn to share.  

Who can own a Planet? Can land and resources ever be owned? I don't think so. We share Earth.

Shared spaces for living, with shared spaces to farm, shared trees to climb, shared places to create, shared food we grow, with shared kitchens to cook, for shared meals to eat, using shared tools work, and shared gardens to enjoy, sharing the music we play, in shared studios to create, sharing art to inspire.

Everything gets better if we just share things.

Sharing is the simplest way to protect planet Earth.

"Sharing and giving are the ways of God."

- Sauk

We Are One

Our first teacher is our own heart. – Cheyenne Proverb

Sharing is not only an esoteric, spiritual principle.

It is the fastest way to economic prosperity for any group of people, anywhere. In any circumstance, sharing is the fastest way to improve individual and collective conditions. Think on this and you will see clearly that it is true. If the whole world just shared we would all become rich, instantly. 

Really think about that. 

We are one people, one tribe, 

in one universe, 

of one love,

on one planet.

 

Let us evolve consciously.

Let us share together.

"Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together. All things connect."
 
- Chief Seattle
"Go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists, as it surely will.
Then act with courage".
 
- Chief White Eagle of the Ponca Tribe 

Peace

"I do not think the measure of a civilization Is how tall its buildings of concrete are. But rather how well its people have learned to relate To their environment and fellow man."

-- Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe

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"A man must make his own arrows."

– Winnebago

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Are You Truly Living

Many do not live honestly in this world, and thus don't truly live. From the streets to the castles there are so many who do not seem to notice  they are alive. It is a difficult thing to face, but the reality for many is that they are still sleeping.

 

Many souls are following thoughts the world has placed into their minds. If you cannot control your thoughts, your thoughts are controlling you. Here is truth: Those who lose control of their mind will lose control of their lives.

I cannot stop you or anyone else from living in a way that does no good for the others on this planet, but my hope and prayer is that the works you have seen on this website inspire you to share your own love, which is your very being, with the others all around you. 

One by one we all must share our selves, helping others to be bravely themselves, so that all may learn to seek and find their own soul.

Live Your Life

When you arise in the morning give thanks

for the food and for the joy of living.

If you see no reason for giving thanks,

the fault lies only in yourself.

 

Abuse no one and no thing,

for abuse turns the wise ones to fools

And robs the spirit of its vision.

 

When it comes your time to die,

be not like those whose hearts are filled With the fear of death,

so that when their time comes they weep And pray

for a little more time to live their lives over again

in a different way.

Sing your death song

and die like a hero

going home.

-- Chief Tecumseh (Crouching Tiger) Shawnee Nation 1768-1813

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"Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart"

– Chief Tecumseh

Lakota People's Prayer

Great Spirit,

Great Mystery,

Teach me how to trust My heart,

My mind,

My intuition,

My inner knowing,

The senses of my body,

The blessings of my spirit.

 

Teach me to trust these things

So that I may enter my Sacred Space

And love beyond my fear,

And thus Walk in Balance

With the passing of each glorious Sun.

Wakan Tanaka

Our first teacher is our own heart. – Cheyenne Proverb

The Native American spiritual teaching is so completely consistent with Biblical scriptures it is astonishing. Anyone who studies the experiences which their spiritual leaders describe and compares them to the ancient prophets or the spiritual pillars of Christianity will see that they are virtually identical in essence. In much the same way that we each experience the same sun differently or the individual drops of rain on the same rainy day, these teachers describe having subtly different experiences of the same fundamental truth.

How can this be?

 

Because they found the one eternal truth. 

Not only do their experiences reveal such obvious unity in man's spiritual nature but the identical truths they share prove one truth. 

Describing this one truth from their own experiences of an eternally shared truth, The One Creator of spirits is revealed.

Truth is known through all those beings, spirits and cultures who diligently seek truth out.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened

 

- The Christ

 

"And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell, and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner, the shapes of things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being."

-  Black Elk

 

"The rain falls on the just and unjust" 

– Hopi Proverb

 

"I say unto you,

Love your enemies,

bless them that curse you,

do good to them that hate you,

and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

that ye may be the children of your Father who is in Heaven.

For He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good,

and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."

- Jesus Christ

Though they did not experience the man Jesus they spoke of the very same spirit within him, which is the spirit of God we know as the Christ. The Christ is the being which all of the Biblical scripture is referring to as the literal living definition of Light, Wisdom, Virtue, Truth, Faith, Hope, and Love.

These are the source of all life.

The way to true life.

A way of love.

Knowledge.

Freedom.

Peace.

life.

Our oneness with Christ is attained not through works or inherent goodness, but by recognising our mistakes and receiving the freely given grace Christ offers. When the Christ came as Jesus, he came to a very lost world, knowing that they needed his spirit.

Christ came not to do harm, but to save. With all the love in his heart Jesus prayed for our forgiveness. This perfect being, the only perfect human, was one with God from the beginning to the end. Christ never sinned, and is therefore always in

direct communion with the father of spirits, the God of pure Light.

 

 

"He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left 

Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him.”

- Jesus Christ 

"the kingdom of God is within you". - Jesus

"There is a road in the hearts of all of us,

hidden and seldom traveled,

Which leads to an unknown,

secret place.

 

The old people came literally to love the soil,

And they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of Being close to a mothering power.

Their teepees were built upon the earth And their altars were made of earth.

The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.

 

That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth

instead of Propping himself up and away from its life giving forces.

For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply

And to feel more keenly.

He can see more clearly into the mysteries of Life

and come closer in kinship to other lives about him."

- Chief Luther Standing Bear

"Earth teach me acceptance

 as the leaves that die each fall.

Earth teach me renewal

as the seed that rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself

as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness

as dry fields weep with rain."

 

- Ute Prayer

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."

 

– Dakota

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