2011 April

why do we choose to suffer? all suffering really is by choice. as i was adding old photos to my website, i came across some old photos of myself though much younger. in some shots, i looked so innocent, so happy. i hadn’t created the depression for myself yet. it truly was all created. i chose to believe certain things about my experiences and others’ experiences and basically told myself i couldn’t be happy unless _____. so i kept striving […]

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

- Carl Jung

New doors are opening all the time. Life is good!

- Louise Hay

Biked over to Lansbrook Park after dinner (yes sounds like a routine sometimes! if I end up working all day and sundown is approaching, I hop on my bike and take the 2 mile journey over there)

Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now. As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination.

- Eckhart Tolle

After seeing Melissa Brethauer play again at the Postcard Inn, something told me to go out to the beach.. Here’s a shot of some storm clouds forming and rolling in just before a downpour..

Here’s a view looking out west rather than south.. yes, a bit over-exposed as I forgot this camera that’s new to me can’t handle fast shutter speeds at large apertures!! (reminds me about the post I just wrote about getting good gear – yes, that post [...]

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

- Martin Luther King, Jr

This feels like a pilgrimage.

While shooting a time-lapse of the sun setting and stars in the night sky (which still needs to be processed/uploaded here!), lightning developed in the distance..

It's amazing to realize that a part of me knew the truth ten years ago, though the rest of me was unable to fully grasp that understanding.

I saw/felt some brilliant colors forming during dinner and set up this shot right outside the front door.. [though it appears by the time i got there, i had missed the nice colors]

a couple shots from the Dunedin Causeway, experimenting with exposure settings.. As the sun was going down, I finished reading the first part of The Alchemist (a great book about following your dream/heart).. it’s funny as I had a feeling in the afternoon to take my big battery pack and ac adapter for the camera, though wondered why I thought that as I figured the camera battery would be fine – and then it ran out shortly after I finally […]

Biked down to Lansbrook Park today.. watched the sun set from a picnic bench area I normally don’t sit at..

The greatest gift you've ever been given is the gift of your imagination, and everything that now exists was once imagined.

- Wayne Dyer

Fellow photographer Jesse Walker shared this time-lapse of the northern lights with me..

Wanted: Beach tester It’s hard work, but many ready to give it a go If you are prepared to work sincerely, with dedication and devotion, this job may be for you. Amelia, a Swedish lifestyle magazine, is looking for someone to check out seaside resorts around the world. Duties will include receiving full-body massages, drinking wine at local taverns and reading books on the beach. Among the qualifications required: Candidates must be able to swim, be willing to work late […]

I took a drive out to the Dunedin Causeway after renewing my license plate today.. In these shots, you’ll see a couple guys kiteboarding.. I helped Nathaniel launch his kite shortly before setting up the first camera.. I’ll have to come back here again when the tide is going down to do a little planet shot..

wow, it is amazing to look back at the messages that flowed through me in the past. i was so blind to what i was feeling and writing. i had no idea. i suppose that’s part of becoming aware. something happens, you don’t quite understand it, though feel that it is significant and choose to experience it, and then it becomes integrated into your life, your consciousness, for you to move forward with, until one day you realize that what […]

I had the most incredible experience at the Avatar Wizard Course this year! This was my first of many Wizard Courses! I write this in retrospect as I’ve been super busy since the course ended so hopefully won’t leave out any exciting details.. I wrote Harry Palmer some of my experiences and will check the AvatarResults.com site to see any of them got posted there..

Where to begin? It was such an adventure! It began well before the course! At [...]


Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered
– either by themselves or by others.

- Mark Twain

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

- Henry David Thoreau

Another experiment with a daylight long exposure time-lapse.. exposures easily get into minutes after the sun drops! A couple other more ‘normal’ time-lapses..

It is absolutely worthwhile to get tools that do the job intended! If you are an artist or in any other creative endeavor, please do yourself a big favor, and don’t be cheap and try to get by with tools that don’t quite do the job. You’ll only end up frustrated, set back, and wanting to give up. You can keep on going that way, though the creative process will be much less enjoyable, and you’ll be much more likely […]

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

- Marianne Williamson

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

- Robin Williams

The world is our playground. Appreciate it, enjoy it, treat it well. This experience we call life will be that much more meaningful living in harmony with Earth.

it’s funny, last night while in and out of sleep, i could see all of this from a place of it all working out for a reason, despite me not feeling good last night or a little this morning. I was able to see that it was from a higher place, that these were all lessons we had to learn, in a sense. I can’t quite describe it, other than that it made perfect sense at the time.

one must be prepard prepared to tereceive ythe mshgs at aallytinmes receive the messages at all times. today i awoke in and out of sleep with a a great chart i haad had seen of some sort fo of map of the progression of awareness and developemtn development of its state from normal existence in reality to greater and greater awareness of being in the moment, taccessing hte accessing the presence of your higher self, and the divine levels of […]

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream

- Paulo Coelho

I realize how easy it is to fall back into old habits.. Today I rode my bike out to Lansbrook Park after dinner. While sitting on the boat dock near my camera that was creating the shot below, I briefly enjoyed the moment, the now, though quickly found myself going into my head to think of what I had to do to with the web application project I just started. I noticed a girl jogging towards the dock though looked […]

A couple shots at the small park at the end of San Jose Drive in Dunedin..

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.


- William Blake

Went to a couple parks in Oldsmar after helping Jon move into his new house.. I wasn’t feeling the shot I wanted at Mobbly Bayou Preserve so went to Veterans Memorial Park for the time-lapse below. It was funny, I was thinking about ending this shot and going over to the pier at R.E. Olds Park down the road, and then a minute later the camera battery died so my decision was made for me!

Been so busy working.. I biked over to Lansbrook park again today just as the sun was setting..

I’m beginning to more fully understand the multiple layers of meaning. Yes, what I once wrote isn’t exactly what I thought it was. What I once said isn’t what I thought I was saying. Everything has multiple layers of meaning. That is the higher self in each of us talking to each other. Our lower self doesn’t always pick up on it, actually it rarely does. Only when you begin to operate from your higher self will you begin to […]

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all
         Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

- George Keats

Now is the time to let it all out. To express yourself fully. Your life is a work of art. You decide how you want to paint the picture. No longer hold back. Create your art, whatever it may be – writing, singing, drawing, painting, cooking, dancing, yoga, teaching, photography – and let it shine forth! Allow the world to see it, hear it, feel it! No matter what you think it might be, good or bad, put it out [...]


First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

- Chinese proverb
Your Intention Connection

Let others feel your positive vibe.

Decided to go over to Howard Park today to merge two photo techniques together.. long exposures (in daylight) and time-lapse photography.. interesting results.. I remember trying these two techniques over 4 years ago though my memory card dying on me.. this will be interesting to do with different subjects where there is more motion… and I’d like to shoot one in the middle of the day.. Photography techniques are a bit like cooking.. you have these different components and you […]

Here’s a shot of the lanai..

This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world.

This is a video collaboration between Oribel Divine, Dr. Meg (Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D.) and Anders Holte. An idea came to Oribel when she first received her set of The Living Light Cards created by Dr. Meg. One of the cards, The Master’s Staff, #38 kept popping up and the meaning behind The Master Staff’s symbol absolutely resonated with Oribel and she wanted so much to share them with others as well. And so began the journey of the creation of this video.
Dr. Meg gave her blessings and her permission to use the words for this video and Anders Holte was happy to contribute his wonderful high consciousness music Lemurian Home Coming for this video creation.

And with that I hope you enjoy the final result which to me is a journey for the senses and ask that you just allow for whatever to come up come up.

With passion,

Feel through your creations fully, you’ll feel so much better! I was resisting feeling this headache and cold that I had created for myself the night before last, and just wanted it to be gone. I wasn’t doing much about it and was staying in the lower energies of it. Last night, I decided to put on some positive music (from ). I listened to a few songs as I started to fall asleep, and I awoke feeling better, as [...]

I biked over to John Chestnut Park after dinner tonight.. The first spot I thought I wanted to go to had quite a few mosquitos.. I went to another nearby spot thinking maybe it’d be better, and was greeted with a much better view of this brilliant sunset sky and hardly any mosquitos!

The mind that perceives limitation is the limitation

- Buddha

It’s like you leave messages for yourself.. In what you encounter. Back before now, when designed this life, you decided that this event would occur at this particular instance so that you could learn something or realize something. I’m just a little past half way through The Alchemist and it feels like what I just read was what I needed to realize just now. Events in the past now make more sense with this new understanding. In the past when […]

Life is now.

- Eckhart Tolle

In order to make a future wish a present fact, you must assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled.

- Neville Goddard (paraphrased by Wayne Dyer)

Be aware of what energy and emotions you radiate in your every day life. A couple/few weeks ago I found myself in a bit of anger, as I had become frustrated and impatient (with some work I was doing on the computer I believe), and I felt like I didn’t have enough time as I had something else to do or somewhere else to go (and was trying to cram in this extra work and want to just have this […]

I enjoy it all, here and how, always present. It really is as simple as being. That’s all it is. Be wherever you are. There’s no magic or difficulty to it – it’s only what you make of it. Life is amazing. See the miracle in it. Enjoy it. Embrace it. This is all my message has ever been about. It’s all it ever will be about When you embrace the moment you embrace god. When you let go of […]

I feel excited to get back into the flow!

Haven’t been biking or to see the sun set in a few days.. now that my dad is back home, I was able to go for a short ride to Lansbrook Park just before sundown..