The Revolution – TAO LP 7

The Revolution – TAO LP 7

In the bigger picture of things, I think we must create a new vision and dream for us, the people. It seems like the collective dream floating around right now is all about a future where technologies will save us if we keep buying them. It seems like the dream of the future is all about going to mars, electric cars, artificial intelligence and the new gizmos. How about this; instead of being “object” and “technology” oriented, we become people-oriented, connection-oriented and creation-oriented. Working with the NI “natural intelligence” instead of the AI by tapping into our full capacity, our full potential as individuals and as a collective. We, the people need a new dream, and the western leadership is just trying to make us believe that we will be “saved” by buying more stuff. Maybe the opposite is more realistic, buying less, needing less and connecting more and creating better. People, connection, love, life, nature, creation are at the base of the human experience here on earth. If we collectively work together, we can create a genuine, abundant and balanced life in harmony with nature. Looking at the earth as a dream factory and us as the dreamers of the dream.

If we are going to save ourselves from the lost madness we are now in, it will be through connecting back to the essence of what is real, looking within, slowing down, breathing better, listening. What is it to be human? Waking up and shifting happens from and through the heart, first and above all. It occurs when we rise out of the labyrinth of thoughts, our mind intangled us in. We are living an overload of distractions and information. We are going through infinite lists of unessential tasks daily, keeping us busy all the time, scared of feeling a moment of emptiness scared of the void. The revolution demands of us to spend time quietly, exploring and going inwards to meet ourselves, building a new relationship with ourselves. Manifesting a better life, a better world, is saying no to all the distractions making unnecessary noise, and saying yes to the human connection, in meaningful conversations, in video calling one another, utilising the social media tools we have, spending time face to face and seeing what happens, what come out of it. Protesting the collective madness is connecting and building bridges together, embracing our differences. Protesting is loving instead of hating, closing gaps and connecting the dots. The revolution is looking at stars and wondering about the bigger picture we are part of, and our purpose here, opening up the fact that we are part of an infinite universe. To start looking at the planet as one big floating garden, we are growing and nurturing together. The leadership has failed, they are not the dreamers of our future, they are not real and competent creators here. This big machine has no heart, but we, the people, do. It is up to us now to dream the dream that we want to live keeping in mind that more people are coming here on earth afterward and they also want a good life, a better world to be part of. It starts by being the example, by taking care of one another and not being afraid of loving anymore.

As light painters, we learn, we experiment, we share and above all, we create. Call it art or not, what matters is creation. We empower ourselves through creating and understanding that creation doesn’t only happens in the dark with lights, it also happens at every moment of our daily life. With every word, every gesture, every choice we make. See it or not, we have more choice than we think. We have the power to create, dream, manifest our dreams. Every day we decide to invest our time somewhere, on someone, or something. The time we have is the most, most precious thing, and it’s limited for the individual. If you want to see what your and our future looks like, just see right now where you are investing your time, and you will see this investment grow, good or bad.

For me, practicing the light painting kata is a way to connect myself, all together. Mind-body-heart-spirit. The practice of the conscious creator, undivided.
When I do LP katas, it’s all up to me, I’m facing myself through a light-blade, a black background. In darkness, I make light. It’s the simplest, and yet it’s challenging and filled with learnings. The kata gives me the chance to witness, my personal evolution year after year. It’s a mirror, a reflection of all my layers working together, getting more and more connected as a united system. Mind-body-heart-spirit. Relying solely on motion, presence, breath, timing, intuition, feelings and imagination, ok and sometimes also on good musical beats…
I see the light painting kata as a way to learn about the self, making it grow, while weaving a beautiful trail of light, marking the passage on this collective garden called earth.

Express your light!

 

To see, to know…

If you haven’t seen THRIVE, it’s worth it, the full movie here:

 

Of course What The Bleep Do We Know, is great to watch and think about, the full movie is here:

 

Maybe you have noticed, that most movie, nowadays, shows the future filled with destruction, fear, suffering and the classic end of the world where everybody is fighting everybody, even superheroes are turning against each other. It seems like the collective imagination has hit a limit until we start creating better, consciously by seeing the possibilities that we all have collectively. This sci-fi movie talks about how precious time is, it’s not a bright vision of the future, unfortunately, but it’s got a good point about how time is the highest thing or currency we have. Trailer here:

 

 

 

About The Author

Patrick Rochon

Painting with actual light has been a fascination for two and a half decades now. Having explored many techniques, created many different light tools and light painted thousand of pieces, I’ve come to a place of finding beauty in simplicity, opening a world of small details within a line that contains it all. To me, that is where fine art begins.Patrick is an award-winning Light Painting photographer with over 24 years of experience. First prize winner of the Nikon photo contest in Japan, Patrick has done light painting photography for various fashion, rock magazines, CD jackets, DVD covers, posters, and international ad campaigns. Clients also include Toyota and Honda. Born in Montreal, Canada, Patrick has lived mainly in Tokyo, New York and Paris for 15 years.

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