"The old gods are dead or dying and people everywhere are searching, asking 'What is the new mythology to be, the mythology of this unified earth as one harmonious being?'"
- Joseph Campbell
"All suffering prepares the soul for vision"
- Martin Buber
"What you see with your eyes shut is what counts"
- LAME DEER, Sioux medicine man
When I hit my rock bottom, you know, homeless, broke, sad, I sought help in books, self-help, personal development, anything I could find at the Library, really. I was hurting more than ever before. It was cool reading about other people's pain and suffering but I wanted more. I wanted somebody to SHOW me their pain and then SHOW me how to get out of their life dilemma. Hmmmm..... I reckon that's pretty sick, but then again I suppose I was. I had endured a lot of pressure and stress and my MIND was not working too well. At that point I was out of it.....my MIND that is!
Anyway I couldn't find a real 'live' mentor so I decided to do it myself by WORKING BACKWARDS. But I had to get better first. So I read. And then read. And then read some more. Accumulating knowledge and wisdom. Little did I know that I was actually studying philosophy. And then I branched out and started reading theology (religious studies) and particularly theosophy (spiritual related), psycholgy and physiology books, medical journals (regarding the workings of the brain) and lots of others. I still do to this very day. When I started it was through desperation but then it became my obsession because I was learning to prepare MY JOURNEY BACK!
So now I have what I needed to move forward, the FOUNDATION of the STORY exposed to one and a half million viewers. Cooool, job done.
Prior and during the media frenzy I have been preparing what comes next. It will happen in February if I have my way (the world goes into holiday mode for January and there are no television or radio ratings).
The last 12 months for me wasn't really a BLINK because living as I do seems to extend TIME to eternity but that won't last much longer. So watch right from the start of January when I will give you a giggle or two and a STORY y'aall won't forget in a hurry.....
Until then stay cooool..... I'll do a quick BLOG thingie tomorrow to wish y'all a Happy New Year....
See ya dots....