Sunday, November 30, 2014

What's to be thankful for?

We need to get on with the story.  It’s a couple of days after Thanksgiving and for the last couple of weeks I have been touting the value of counting your blessings to all who chose to listen.  We have the ZestFest Spicy Food bog and eblast where we expressed thanks to all of the companies and people that come together in that celebration of big flavors.  Then we have my Transforming Reality blog where you are probably reading this and the several facebook pages I have for different alter egos.  All in all, my “give thanks” messages had “interaction” with a few thousand people.  The question is did it make anyone’s life better?   

That is the point after all.  I really feel like I have been on a mission or a long time to find ways to be a fountain of happiness and wellbeing in the World.  As I have said in other places, my biggest satisfaction with my Rastafarian alter ego, Rasjohn (now more often known as Rasjohnmon), owner of the very popular website,, was having a platform to speak to a very large and diverse cultural and ethnic audience.  Few knew whether I was black of white although the hints implied that I was probably a Jamaican Rastamon living somewhere in the Blue Mountains of JA with a good internet connection - smokin herb all day while listening to the best new and old Roots Reggae one drop tunes and pontificating online about the Oneness of all humanity.  It was the message that made Bob Marley a cultural icon – his music covered every emotion from anger to love but woven throughout was an unwavering message of hope and self determination.  “Don’t let the system bring you down”.  With my words and song selections reaching people in the farthest reaches of the planet, I echoed that message. 

When I sold the site, it was time, past the time of its prime as an influencer.  I was still getting millions of hits a week but that was from often more casual music fans rather than people who felt part of a “culture” – a belief structure about how the world could be.  As recounted in my book “Magic at the Edge of Creation”, I went through a rough period from the time I left being very much a part of the music and media scene in New York City and headed to what I thought would be laidback tropical shores in Florida.  I have much to be thankful for as always in those years of my adventure. gave me direct access to the thriving Reggae Music community in South Florida where there are more transplanted Jamaicans than most anywhere else in the World.  I got much satisfaction out of the acceptance I was given by often very tightly knit groups of Rasta’s and others heavily involved in their culture, always with the specter of slavery and colonialism at the back of their minds.  I believe it is because even though I must admit to occasional lapses in my determined feelings of Unity or better said Inity, my energy was filled with the love of the music and message and thus my whiteness became disassociated with the perceived transgressions of my race.  I can’t deny that the sense of them and me is unusual when one is one of a particular color skin amidst a few thousand of a different color.  For me it was a validation though and that gave me great satisfaction – there I was, an anomaly but more a curiosity than something distasteful or unwanted.  A world in which “the color of a man’s skin is of no more importance than the color to their eyes” is possible. 

The “news” is filled with stories telling of a much more unpleasant and unjust world.  Do we want to believe in that reality or do we choose to believe in the “ideal”?  Unfortunately many people do not believe there is a choice.  They accept the media vision of reality as canon.  Many believe that the way to fix things is to protest and make sure no one is allowed to forget the wrongs of the past.  I happen to believe in the opposite – I see remembering and memorializing as affirmations of those wrongs.  One gentleman I had several interactions with on facebook felt to turn a blind eye on a history of racism would prevent its eradication.  It is exactly the opposite.  As long as we keep stirring up the resentments and angers of the past, we will have trouble moving on.  We MUST forgive and forget and allow a new vision to take root. 

And so, back to thanksgiving.  The reason it is so important is that it helps keep our attention and focus on the “wanted” instead of the “unwanted”.  We need to be thankful that with each day that passes, the world can be a little better place if we are determined to add our positive energy to the mix.  I know that is the reason I was inspired to write my book – to help people realize they have choice, free will.  You have the chance and the ability to shape the destiny of the planet.  Everyone has it but most are using their energy to maintain the status quo by believing in the world described by the news media.  There will be less gun violence if there is less talk of guns and killing. It’s not putting your head in the sand, it is decreasing the validation of that world reality.   

An unarmed kid gets gunned down by a cop and it becomes just another TV drama.  Anger is fueled.  Resentment increases.  The hopelessness of a failed society prevails.  It becomes a self-fulfilling philosophy generating similar incidents to validate the anger as though it takes the anger to fix the problem.  It is the anger and the fear it generates that is the problem.  Do not think by any means that we are saying the anger is unjustified – that’s not the case.  The point is staying with the anger will only fan the flames of the problem.  We are not slipping into chaos or a nightmare world as long as that is not the world we envision.  For every tragedy and setback be thankful for the millions of people that are living their lives with love and hope.  That’s what you don’t want to forget.  Put your energy there.  Be one of the ones not living in fear or anger who believes each day things are getting just a little better.  Be the person who will never give up their hope or stop looking for more to be thankful for because you realize that you are totally justified in this viewpoint because you are help positively shape the World… you are a wielder of the Magic at the edge of Creation!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Puts You On The Road to Success

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving!   We should celebrate it everyday.  It's a holiday for everyone - one that excludes no one and has universal power to benefit everyone that joins in on the celebration.  Energizing your appreciation for all that is going well in the adventure you are having is the best way to bring more of everything you want to your experience.  Assessing all of the things you have to be grateful for- is the most powerful way to build your confidence and optimism and success.

Most of you have probably realized by now that if you focus most of your time on things that are not going as you want them to in your life, it only makes you feel worse - it is very depressing. If you allow yourself to get depressed, that will sap all of your energy - particularly your creative energy. Depression breeds deeper depression - it is a self fulfilling prophecy. Pretty soon things can descend to the point that you start thinking you are a victim and that you have no control over the lousy hand of cards life has dealt you. That of course just brings you more of the same and things will continue to get worse or seem worse even if they are not.

So, how do you get out of this spiral of not having a good time? You need a change of Mind! That's where THANKSGIVING comes in. It's about changing your attitude and breaking a non-productive cycle. If you take the time to focus on things you are thankful for it will chip away at any feeling of depression or hopelessness. The more you focus on the things you are thankful for the better you will feel.

Everyone can find a smile creeping to their face as they take a moment to be thankful for a sunny day, a good friend, a good meal - take some time to find a bunch of things you can be thankful for.  It is a great and exceedingly productive process to start each of your days counting your blessings - feeling good about all the things you should be celebrating. As you are working on projects or handling your daily responsibilities, take the time to be thankful for each success along the way.

Here's the thing (CLiCK HERE) - the more you can stay focused on "feeling good" instead of "feeling bad" the more energy you will have to keep things going the way you want them to go. There is a great song by Bob Marley called "Three Little Birds" - it has a great message: "Rise up this mornin', Smiled with the risin' sun, Three little birds pitch by my doorstep Singin' sweet songs of melodies pure and true, Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!" Listen to the song. Just singing it to yourself can help you get that "thanksgiving" feeling going.

If you want to get the most out of life and "Be Happy" (another very useful song by Bobby McFerrin) catch yourself every time you start feeling sorry for yourself and find some things you are thankful for to think about. Taking time to pay attention to every little success or good thing in your day will propel you to days filled with positive accomplishments and joy.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Make thanksgiving a daily event and you will be guaranteed a better life in every way!  I thank you for every PositiVibe you radiate out to the world - each one makes the world a better place for everyone!  
Together we can transform the world into a better and better place if we are willing to use our power.  We can wield Magic at the Edge of Creation!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Star or Spectator... it's your choice.

One of the most famous lines written by playwright William Shakespeare is “All the world is a stage and all of the men and women are merely players”.  Think about it.  The idea that we are all actors and actresses playing roles in a grand adventure on a world stage is an analogy that most people would not think absurd.  Each day you and I are waking up and going forth to play our parts in an exceedingly complex interactive drama or possibly a divine comedy.   Some people love drama and that is certainly easy to create but I think most of us, if asked, would say that we preferred to have fun.  But what is it all about?  What is the meaning of life?  The circumstances and events that give each person meaning may be very different but those individual “meanings” or achievements are all discovered in the same way – by pursuing your Joy – having fun. 

There are a lot of us playing this massive interactive adventure game with new players starting the game every day and others exiting the playing field all of the time.  Some people claim to think that there is really no order at all and that evolution and any concept of divine Creation is nonsense.    They think that instead, it is all just happening by chance and is ultimately totally random and ultimately meaningless.  Well, that is just fine for them and if that’s what they want for the premise of their story, they can still do fine.  Regardless, can we agree that having a good time and enjoying the ride is better than being miserable and just hoping it will all end soon?  I am quite confident that everyone reading this would like to be having an ever more enjoyable life on a day to day basis.
This brings us to a fork in the road.  As the popular philosopher, Yogi Berra said, “when you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  When it comes to this life adventure, any choice is better than no choice at all.  If you pay attention to your instincts – how do you “feel” about each of the options?  Going with “your gut” or letting your heart be your guide will never take you down the wrong road.  We’ll get into a bit more about how all of that works in a bit but here is your first choice.  Do you want to Create your Reality or spend your life just reacting to what goes on around you? 

If you have realized the Reality of the matter, then next you need to hopefully decide that you are going to be a star and not just a spectator. (either is OK... it's a no-fault universe but if you are reading this, you have it in you to be a PLAYER - and a really GOOD one!)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thank You!

Thank YOU for the Joy and Love you are always contributing to our World. That contribution is vital to the positive evolution of life on this planet. That sounds like a BIG deal and it is! My hope is that we can get more people to realize they are playing an active role in creating the future quality of life for all of us. It is urgent that we reach people with a message that they are responsible - they can control the design of their life experience by how they think and act. If we want the world to change we must create a compelling vision for that world. Our combined creative positive visualization will gradually cause a shift in the status quo. Each person that begins to share in that vision will add energy to the ongoing positive transforming of reality. The best part of this concept is that it all begins with you. The best way you can serve all of Creation is by filling your own life with fun, love and prosperity. It is often said that the best way to teach is by example. Your example will not only provide a model for others but the energy you send out to the Universe will actively attract more PositiVibes to the world around us. We each contain a spark of divine consciousness linking us to each other and all of Creation. You are an immortal Spirit inhabiting a physical form to have an adventure and contribute to the evolution of consciousness and physical manifestation. You can do whatever you want but you came with great expectations. The book, Magic at the Edge of Creation - Transforming Reality is a guidebook of sorts about your story and mine that will hopefully be very helpful in providing a framework allowing you to maximize your potential. The book is available at I am hopeful that you will get a copy of the book and share the ideas with others. Please post a review with your thoughts as well. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Spectacular year ahead. Love and Thanks to You always for your efforts in Positively Transforming the World!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Promise

The promise of this book, “Magic at the Edge of Creation – Transforming Reality”, is that by adopting the perspective that you are an adventurer in a Creation game, you can learn to write your own script – design the adventure that you want to live. 
This does not mean that you will have no struggles or obstacles to deal with – they are crucial for your growth and creative skill development.  The value in adopting this view of reality is that you will know you have the ability to positively affect not only your own life but all of Creation.  You will also know that you don’t have to do anything special if you don’t want to but you will probably discover things that you hoped to accomplish before your spark of consciousness jumped into this physical world.  You are the bridge between infinite non-physical essence and the reality of physical manifestation.  Each of us is a speck of stardust giving consciousness to our avatar, your name here, that is seeing and feeling and most importantly shaping this 3-D physical world.  The “Magic at the Edge of Creation” stems from your choice to deliberately use your creative power. 

In this book you will learn that there are really three of “you”.  First is your higher self that is infinite and one with God or Source or The Force – the Universal energy field that is the fabric of all Creation.  Then there is the lower “ego-self” you that is the “you” most of us primarily identify with.  Ego you has examined and cataloged absolutely everything you have ever seen, experienced or been told and formed its world view of reality based on all of this information - just as you would expect from the powerful bio-computer that it is.  But like any computer, the information that comes out is only as good as what goes in.  Your ego self also does not want to accept that there is any other “you”.  Ego you is the basic operating system you came with and can only store and analyze data – it cannot create anything new and in fact distrusts anything it does not “know” to be true from experience.  Finally, there is the point of consciousness “you” that is like a single computer linked to a cloud network of infinite dimension (the network connection is always there but we often erect a near impenetrable firewall).  That is the part of you that has access to potentially unlimited creative power - the force that can shape and manipulate the material world for better or worse.   

Creating new Realities is not easy because your ego-self will defend the existing world view with a determination and persistence that can be very difficult to get past.  The “default” setting for your avatar’s bio-computer is that the ego’s view IS reality.  “The Magic at the Edge of Creation” is intended to help each of us remember our true identity as infinite and powerful creative beings.   This guidebook provides the ego self with a new perspective on what reality is that respects its role but opens it up to the possibility that new realities are possible and that it can play a part in shaping them.  While you, (your name here), can never be separated from your infinite Soul-self, most of us only have fleeting moments of direct contact – many sadly may feel lost and alone with no conscious contact at all with their “real” self.  The wonder-filled message of “Magic at the Edge of Creation” is that this is an ability that can be learned and that with belief, practice and determination there is no limit to your Creative power.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Premise...

Is it an interesting science fiction story or a very useful perspective on who we each really are?


The “you” who you think you are can appropriately be called an “avatar”.  What’s an avatar?  In the digital technology of the game world an avatar is a graphical image that represents a person.  In Hindu Mythology an avatar is the incarnation of a God in physical form.  Both of those concepts fit our analogy.  By the time the avatar becomes an adult, most of us are convinced we are totally on our own.   We may have no recollection of what we got into the game to accomplish (or even that it was a game).  The closest we may come to the truth of the matter might be a belief in “God” or some supreme being that is controlling the world.  We have to just hope we can figure out how to do things as this “God” wants us to or we are certain to be punished either during or after a short and probably meaningless lifetime finishes.

It’s actually an adventure game you are a part of whether you realize it or not.  When the “you” that is in this game is born, a memory of the greater part of You – we’ll call it Soul You - and the many games you have already played slowly fades as you focus on learning how to function in the game you have landed in.  The key purpose of the game is to provide Soul-You with experience and adventure through the evolution of physical Creation.  The game is where ALL the action is.  The bigger you is pure energy – an individualized Soul inseparable from the infinite non-physical realm that might commonly be called God.  Each of us is a player with an important part to play - as points of Divine consciousness, we are “the hands of God” in action.

For the “life” model for which this hopefully will serve as a very useful guide book, we are using an analogy for your life that it is an adventure game... an immensely complex interactive virtual reality adventure game.  It’s an adventure game where the entire World is our stage.  The greater Soul-Self part of us cast us in this role in the game before we were born - we may very well have forgotten at this point but we are always trying to accomplish the objectives of that part.  We have the ability to direct our character any way that we desire.  Not everyone wants to be the hero – some people may choose to play the villain and there are always plenty of people expecting that a villain is going to come along to get them.  We will spend more time on the distinctions and evaluations of the parts people play in the book but I want to note that the “villains” are not “bad” people on a cosmic level – we need them for the various plot lines that are unfolding - they are simply fulfilling the expectations of other players in the game and are thus vital to the game.  What kind of adventure could you have if there weren’t any potential dangers and obstacles to overcome or avoid?   

Here we are on game world Earth.  We are each playing a part and interacting with all the other players.  Consensus of opinion has created the dominant elements of our current reality along with many viewpoints on what equates to “success”.  Because it is a role playing game, “success” is going to be very different for different players.  Some will be heroes and some will be villains.  A murderer, at this stage in our conscious social evolution is an essential part of the game because we have people who fear/expect to be victims as well as others who want to have the chance to catch “bad” guys.  Now, if you are following along with this scenario, it points to a concept that may be hard to accept by many:  “good” and “bad” are non-existent in the way we normally think about them.  They are unavoidable elements in the game – for now anyway.  While it would seem highly desirable to live in a world without killing, crime and disease, at our present stage of conscious evolution, those elements are still very much a part of the “reality” of the game.  In some areas of the planet, it is still deemed acceptable to wipe out entire groups of people.  Do the people doing the raping, pillaging and killing think it is wrong?  No – and many of them may be really enjoying their role – they might be quite happy about it.  If you don’t realize that it is all just a game where no one can ever really be hurt, then the horror of some of the events on our planet can be overwhelming.  The biggest problem is that if you get caught up in the “horror”, you are just adding fuel to the fire.  As we will discuss, if you focus your energy on the negative elements, you are only going to empower them and attract more of the same into the game.  The way to positively transform the reality of the game is to create images of things as you would like them to be and generate a belief in a new and improved reality.

The objective of this guidebook is to wake more people up to a realization of their true identity and the fact that they are not here to suffer; we are supposed to be having a good time.  You hopefully are willing to accept the responsibility that you are the Creator of your own personal reality - many people get caught in the trap of playing the victim.  A victim just reacts to things that happen in the adventure game and thus will tend to expect the worst.  It is easy to fall prey to the victim trap because it is kind of a default setting for each of us.  Being a creator consistently, takes discipline and the purpose of this book is to provide some processes and ways of looking at things that will be useful to you in exercising more control.  What’s the meaning of life, why are we here?  The main purpose we should adopt in this magnificent outpost here on planet Earth is to be a force to add beauty, joy and love to Creation.  If you are enjoying your life most of the time, you are on the right track.  The central purpose of this book is to provide you with ideas and strategies to help make sure you continuously strengthen your control of your creative powers to better manifest the things you want to do and have in your reality.