Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Inspired by EARTH SONG

She was just a child; young, innocent and pure the day she brought the flower to the man with the gun...


War had been her life, from the time of her birth her village had been occupied by foreign soldiers. They said they had come to help her village, to fight for freedom but she even in her short life had seen too much death to believe this to be true. Her heart told her that freedom was hers by right, hers by birth, hers to have and to hold through the simple act of living and loving the life she lived; she did not understand who it was she should be fighting against.

They came with their guns, their tanks, their military way of thinking; destroy or be destroyed – kill or be killed, but it hurt her to bear witness to their pain. She could see it there, in their eyes, even as they strolled through the streets acting tough and brave she could see the sorrow. She could feel the anguish and she understood in her innocence that the anger came from their need to be there. They knew they should not, they knew to kill was not right and that to take any life was a crime against nature but she also knew that they were here because they believed they had to be here to protect the innocent, to protect children like her.

Monday, February 21, 2011

HEAL THE WORLD... What does it all mean?

Every generation breeds a new wave of incredibly talented artists, musicians, and writers; all of them
messengers, all of them bringing with them a piece of light from the heavens to place into our hands.

It is a light we call hope.

I am often stunned by the reactions of people to music, especially that which is written by artists who have a vision far beyond the modern day understandings of society. These revolutionary thinkers and feelers are attacked and ridiculed for their ideas, for their outspoken and often blatant cries of anguish with regards to the current state of our world. We look at not the content of the message, but rather the packaging, and we think ‘that person is too far out there to ever see Truth’...


Friday, February 18, 2011

Teach Them Not to Fish But Rather to Love Fishing

I think the most powerfully inspiring thing about what I do as both an author and a script writer is having the opportunity to meet the people who are the true heart and soul of our worldwide movement for change.  Out there playing, working and co-creating are hundreds, if not thousands of individuals who have answered a calling to work in the field of empowering young hearts and minds so they may find within themselves the strength they need to be the change we wish to see in the world.  As old systems are examined by us and are being seen to not be working for the betterment of society as a whole, inspired souls around the world have taken on the seemingly daunting task of restructuring, rebuilding and reworking the systems that exist now into a worldwide network of systems that will work to further our development as a race of beings that have no need for division.
They work miracles, simply by acting on instinct and following their hearts, by sharing their dreams and empowering others to do the same.  Coming from a place of love not of ego, a place of ‘you know what you need to do’ not a place of ‘I know better than you’ they encourage action in others.  By living and being the dream they have dreamed for our collective future they pave the way for others who for the moment may not yet see a light at the end of a long dark tunnel.
I recently met such a man, to some he may seem still more close to a boy than a man; young and with no formal training in the field in which he has now entered he has faced the challenge of knowing that which in his heart he believes to be true and fighting for the right to take that truth out into the world and share it with others.  Quiet and unassuming he would seem for all the world to be a passive person whose contributions to our world through his work with youth may or may not have the potential to initiate great change.  Yet when you sit with this man and you truly see the value and the worth of the knowledge he has amassed through personal experience you also are made aware of the vast potential of the teachings he is now sharing with the youth of his country.  What I found to be truly remarkable about him is not perhaps that he has managed to build something incredible out of nothing but that he did so purely by focussing on the solution not on the problem.  He saw something that made him question the value of the education system within his country and acted on a perceived need by building an organization that does not war with or fight against the education system but rather enhances it, assists it and empowers the youth within it to see their own value and worth.  It took courage, drive and ambition but when asked he simply explains that he never believed he should be doing anything other than what he was being pulled to do. 
To tell you his story here would take far too long, so I invite you instead to check him out for yourself, so that you may explore and if possible find ways to support the work of this amazing individual.  I will tell you that it was an honour and a pleasure to meet him, and that through that meeting I was given a glimpse yet again into the vast potential of the human heart and mind when one listens to the inner voice that whispers to our spirit.  I would like to share a piece of wisdom that he imparted on me during our brief visit as it seems to me to be one of the most potent messages of our time.  While discussing the value of not just offering a man a fish but rather teaching him instead to fish my new friend ended the conversation with a very important twist to that very old adage.  He says it is not enough anymore to teach them how to fish, but rather to teach them to love the act of fishing...
He tells me that education should not be so much about the teacher as it should be about the student and I was reminded by his words how important it is for us all to encourage others to find a love of what they do, to allow them to seek out what it is about life that inspires them to sour and then allow them to follow that path.  Ever important this thing we call the education of our youth, yet in the process we must always remember that we have as much to learn from them as they have to learn from us.  When we allow them to explore their own potential, when we uplift them and allow them to find their wings, when we allow them through the act of following their own inner voice to fly free of the restrictions and restraints put onto them by society and our own expectations of them we allow for a new avenue of thinking.  Through that act of allowing we invite in a world filled with young minds with fresh ideas who through their freedom of expression and the courage to act on that expression will help us in ushering in a new age of light, love and peace.
His name is Arcie Mallari, and his organization can be found at the following link...
He told me shortly before he left that if he had one secret to share with others it would be that it is not in the art of believing in our dreams that our dreams are realized.  To live a dream he says is not about seeing the dream in your mind and heart as being a reality it is about acting and doing things as if the dream already is.  To make a thing be as you wish it to be he says you must be that thing...
Blessed I think the youth of today that wisdom such is destined to be their future and for those lucky enough to have met him, their now...

Niki Norlock, author of Truth - My Synchromystic Journey 

Since the writing of this post I have returned to the Philippines to complete our work of Beyond Strength i had the honor and privilege of speaking to Arcie's students... It was an absolutely amazing experience - i am so glad we got it on film.





Monday, February 14, 2011

Hmmm Valentine’s Day...

What does it mean to me at 12:30 in the morning after yet another long day of multitasking.  I should be tired, I should be laying my head down to rest, I should be dreaming sweet dreams of the man I love; instead I am sitting here writing to you...
Why?
I think it has everything to do with the fact that you also are part of the world that I love, my friends, my readers, my global family and so at the beginning of a day in which we are meant to celebrate love I do what I do best, write about and to the people that I love.
The holiday we celebrate in modern times is nothing even close to the original meaning of the holiday but that is more than ok with me as it also represents the most precious aspect of the world I am so very much in love with, the fact that it is ever changing and expanding.
I am going to skip the history lesson, there is no point really as if you truly wish to discover the roots of this holiday then you have but to type it into to Google and get whatever information you seek.  Instead I am going to talk a little about how I see this holiday in the future...
I see a day when people will no longer need a day to celebrate love, as it will be celebrated through every action of every person on every day of every year.  I see a day when there will be no need for a special day to give attention to those in our lives who we cherish because we will show them through our every action and every deed in every minute of every day.  I see a day when we will be so connected that there will be no need for us to say words to show our love because our love will be felt and understood by all those we meet.  I see a day when the very air we breathe and the beating of our hearts will be our tribute and a testimony of our love for each other not just as couples or friends but as a race of individuals who live their lives in harmony with one another and our planet.  The true beauty of that day I see is that I also see it is not being very far away...
I see that day today, in the way that my friends and family uphold, stand behind, support, and uplift me.  I see that day today in the way that people on face book and within our various social networking sites uphold, stand behind, support, and uplift each other.  I see that day today in the mutually respectful relationships that we have built with each other, not only as friends and lovers but as strangers who share a common interest of spreading a message of love to our world.  
So I say to you that is Valentine’s day is meant to represent our love for one another then we should acknowledge that it did not start at midnight tonight, it started ages ago and if we are to truly honour all that it is meant to represent we should also accept that this day should never end...
My love to you all

Niki Norlock, author of Truth - My Synchromystic Journey

I AM being BOLD

It is very rare that I use Scripture to back up what I am trying to say, the messages I hear in my heart come like the soothing whispers of a mother comforting a frightened child in the night.  Yet today something inside me said ‘do this for me’ and so I again put my fingers to the key board to pound out my version of Truth...
I can’t expect that all who read it will appreciate it, nor will I expect that they might support it but I have no body to answer to in this life other than the spirit who resides inside and so with that spirit as my guide I bring to you yet another piece of me...


Monday, February 7, 2011

The Angel With Brown Feathers...

I was standing by my window, in my inner city apartment listening to Amazing Grace and contemplating the words.  It occurred to me how very precious every single moment in our life is and how beautiful our world can be when we open our eyes to the majesty and wonder that surrounds us.  I thought to myself how incredible the opportunity we have been offered in the living of any given experience to focus on that within the experience that brings light and love into our lives.  So wonderful this choice we have been given to decide our fate, to decide how our world will be simply through the act of choosing how we will perceive it.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Question of ‘Spiritual Authority’


I won’t even try to hide the fact that the very idea of anybody being in a position of spiritual authority over another brings to me a feeling of great unease.  In fact I am only writing now because the term was used recently by a friend and it really took me aback when I sat down to take a quiet moment to contemplate the implications of that two word phrase.  It scares me at times to think how loosely we toss around words especially in today’s times when we seem to, on a global scale, be much more concerned with the thoughts and feelings that a word evokes.  I was mulling it over while pouring my morning coffee and it occurred to me how often we misuse or misinterpret the words we use. 
For instance, it is often said by coffee drinkers that they need their morning coffee to wake up, but given the very real truth that if they are indeed in the process of either making or drinking the coffee then they are also already awake.  Having that morning coffee then does not in effect wake you up, nor does it help you wake up as the process of waking is quite natural to the human body and with or without that coffee it is a fact that you will still wake up and be as alert as you need to be to get on with your day.  I would say then that the real truth of it would be that the coffee is merely there to make the process of waking up seem more pleasurable and pleasant and that the coffee really is not so much needed as it is desired by us to be a part of our morning routine.  So do I say I need the coffee to help me wake up – no I say I want the coffee to make the make waking up more fun.