We all have conversations in our minds.  Some of those conversations repeat and repeat and repeat and we seem to have no control over the coming and going of the thoughts that begin the dialogue.  Mindlessly, we sometimes carry on those conversations out loud. 
     Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) remarked, "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention."  It is the same with our thoughts.  Those thoughts that take us nowhere, that cause harm to ourselves or others, need not even be tasted.  One of the most dynamic things about being an artist is the unique conversation that goes on in the creative mind during art making.  Those conversations are introspective and contemplative, revealing who knows what during the various stages of the artistic endeavor.  That conversation is where the artist’s knowledge, emotion, intuition, and experience come together.  It is the expression of this converstation that brings a work to life and that initiates change in individual or cultural life. 
     And just where does this conversation come from?  All things are united through a common conscious ground, or unified field.  The act of recognizing this unified field through the creative endeavor, or prayer, or meditation, gives us the ability to raise the level of communication within our minds and within our social conversations, passing over already well-established mental pathways, to what Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) described as the super conscious. 
      Each of us has the inherent capacity to unlock and open the door to Cayce’s super conscious.  Put art and yoga into your everyday routine, or at least weekly routine, with the specific intention to shift your awareness, your purpose, your lifestyle, to begin to access your creative mind and open dialogue to the world outside your mundane box. How could your life change if you begin seeing with your artist’s/yogi’s eyes?  The possibilities are limitless.  Make a space in your home dedicated to a lifestyle that includes time for you to explore and develop new conversations with yourself.  Enjoy a lifestyle that offers opportunities to open your mind and exercise your creativity. 


Art making and kundalini yoga allow me the opportunity to practice opening my mind to connect with the universal force field, referred to as God.  There is a connection that can be FELT.  Once awareness of this level of existence is accessed, there is a strong desire to continue research and practice to attain the maximum potential of this ‘way of being’.  It is equivalent to the highest ‘high’.  So why not just take drugs instead?   This alternative only touches the surface.   There is limitless information that can be accessed through the mind when the brain enters into an altered state of awareness or energetic brain state.  There is limitless creative energy for manifestation.  There is a different way to engage with the world around you.  This awareness is not obtainable through the five senses.  But that does not mean it is not available or does not exist.  This level of awareness has been attained and expressed by profits, mystics, artists, and others, I’m sure, throughout the ages. Now this level of existence is understood and explained through new paradigms of math and science.   In the communal sense of the word, is it each individual’s responsibility to ‘enfold’ and discover this powerful human potential.

If a person studies art history, the path of this ascension of the human race is clear.  Ken Wilber explains it quite well in his book, “Up From Eden”.   The historical significance of works of art, when viewed referencing human consciousness, are even more amazing than ever.  My Art and Consciousness workshop engages participants not only with pranayama, kundalini yoga (the yoga of self awareness and creativity), guided meditation, art, but also art history.  The idea is for the individual to recognize, use, and find direction to continue a program for expressing individual divine creativity.  Again, this word divine embodies ‘spiritual’ but it is, in reality, accessing that part of oneself that will reach other aspects of what it is to be human.  It is so very exciting.

I keep saying, the world cannot be changed politically, economically, or socially.  Michael Jackson was so right on when he said it begins with “the man in the mirror”.   I practice art making and kundalini yoga so that I might be one more person to attain a different life style from the inside out.  I want to be one more person to make a difference in the quantum leap of human consciousness.  Thus, Cindy Male, Nano Now.  I am reaching, through my daily practice, towards that nano level energy that permeates all things.

Mick Jagger and Me


I keep coming back to the old Mick Jagger line, “You don’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you get what you need.”
If a person does not have the motivation to be responsible for personal needs, that is, he/she is waiting around for someone or some entity other than ‘self’ to provide food, clothing, and shelter, then that person really does not NEED anything.  Those who are providing are in need.  But if a person assumes responsibility for his/her own life style, there is a vibration, physical, mental, and spiritual, that stimulates creative energy and fulfills the needs proportionately to the assumed responsibility. Responsibility is nothing more than an affirmation of the I AM.  And so it goes that when a person begins to be responsible within his/her family and community, opportunities for gifting create need, and personal awareness of prosperity increases as needs for ‘others’ AS WELL AS for ‘self’ are manifested.  Prosperity is nothing more than the flow of goodness through the I AM. And when an individual is moving in flux with the Universal Flow of prosperity, the vibrational level increases yet again and that individual is ultimately aware of the ‘self’ as a conduit for goodness.  There is no ‘need’ and there is no ‘want’.  There is only opportunity for the exchange of goodness.  Need is nothing more than lack of awareness of I AM.  Need is nothing more than nonparticipation in the flow of universal goodness by making the choice to refuse responsibility for self enlightenment.  Why would an individual allow anyone or any entity to strip the desire for self enlightenment, thus blocking the flow of universal goodness.  Why would anyone or any entity want to strip an individual of the opportunity to become aware of self enlightenment?  Take back your birthright.  Take time in your life to affirm your I AM.  Ask for what you need to access your highest good and offer up your best gifts, not what you want for personal satisfaction. If you get what you need, what you want will quite naturally follow.