This is a massive
stance to take.
Yet, so much of being
a human being is contrary to this path.
So many of our societal systems are designed for us to be passive. No ruler or corporation wants to deal with active decision makers.
And, in case there is confusion, “choosing” what brand to buy is NOT active living.
This scerario does
not bode well for the artist. Unfortunately, the artist does not fit well
in a society that prefers passivity.
So is there anywhere where the artist (or state of being an artist) is welcome and at home?
See: Black Rock City.
Things are different
in Black Rock City.
As the tickets say,
You are expected to
This concept is much
bigger than you might think.
Of course, don’t
grow a beard and put on a flowy robe right away. There are many types
On the playa, we all summon our divine nature and steer our world actively in the direction we want it to go.
I want more smiles
in the world.
Now substitude “I created” for “I want” and you define the path of a Playa god (aka “a participant.”)
want more fire. Some want more chaos. Some want consensual violence.
As gods, we have an innate need to GIVE. It’s what gods do. They shape worlds and share their gifts.
Some gods share their
beauty. Some share their chariots. Some share fresh tuna. Some just dress
like gods and goddesses to remind us of who we are. But all shape the
world. All create. All impact their environment.
Black Rock City is
the cumulative effect of 30,000 gods shaping our temporary desert world.
We still have the ability to alter our worlds.
And if we can hold
on to that lesson,