Do not allow any insecurities to hinder or hold you back from fulfilling your destiny as you have all that you need within you. YOU ARE DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS. Yoga is the art of living. Yoga includes pranayama, mantras, and meditation practices to calm the fluctuations of the mind, opening and softening the heart, expanding and softening the mind. The Chin or Gyana mudra (the hand position I am holding in this picture) refines concentration, increases creativity, and deepens spiritual knowledge.
By Bryan Helfrich (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
At the heart of my fascination with the multidimensional intricacies of the web of life on Earth and beyond, in my explorations of the cosmic universe, and of the many layers of consciousness, in the experimentations surrounding the creative process, in my wildest dreams, intense passion, and deepest LOVE, the interconnecting archetypal leitmotifs have been the interweaving of ecological sustainability with neo-shaminism, yogic practices, the Divine Feminine or "the primeval ontology of femininity,"1 Gaia the Greek Earth Goddess, entheogens, rainbow warriors, dragon ladies, water nymphs, elemental fairies, hamadryads, mermaids, naiads, in the context of the end of history, and the rebirth of the Goddess as proposed by ethnobotanist, psychonaut, and poet Terence Mckenna. This spiritual journey emerges from the integrated and creative exploration of my spirituality, as well as a deep sense of planetary urgency and the fierce responsibility I feel towards protecting our planetary abode, and all her earthlings. As mysterious and magical beings, pure light, and embodied consciousness, when we focus on refining and elevating our consciousness, when we strengthen our individual character through the process of self-realization, when we learn to meditate, we participate in planetary awakening. When we allow our own self-healing to unfold, we are actively engaged in planetary healing. When we dive deep into yogic spirituality, and the exploration of the true Self, we become familiar with the infinite layers of interconnections, develop a fiercely compassionate heart, connecting our spirit to the source of all life, and all forms of life, as well as to the cosmic universe. When we learn to open our heart through meditation practices, we allow the calming of the fluctuations of the mind, we learn to listen to the ways in which to uncover the power of LOVE within our own heart, we begin to unveil the illusion of Maya, and begin to feel divinity in everything. All forms of life on Earth, and beyond, are interconnected biophysically, energetically, and spiritually. The GODDESS is everywhere. The Art of Living, as thought in yogic lineages, is the practice of living an intentional, ethical, self-aware and peaceful life. Planetary life is a mysterious and sacred gift. As humans we are stewards of the Earth. We are multidimensional spirits, differentiated expressions of bound infinity in the quantum landscape of the present moment.
LOVE YOUR WORLD - MEDITATE - YOGA JUNKY
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates
BÉRANGÈRE MAÏA NATASHA PARIZEAU
My artwork, experimental films, and scholarly reflections emerge from a deep curiosity and fascination with the boundlessness of the human spirit, the limitlessness of the cosmic universe, the mythological, the spiritual, the exploration of my EARTH LIGHT body which emanates from infinity (this is the realm of the MYSTERY, the wildest imagination), as well as a real concern for our beautiful planet MOTHER EARTH. The premise of this heuristic body of work is that the current planetary crises are crises in human consciousness, crises of the humanity group soul/spirit. As an environmental advocate and consciousness activist, my work intends to intentionally participate in redesigning culture, the intentional participation in designing a post-growth ecological culture (this is the creative process of redesigning culture) for an ecologically sustainable and spiritually thriving planetary future. My intention is to shed light on the sacred multidimensional ways in which we potentiate the power of our consciousness. This body of work is a prayer to humanity to align our mind and hearts, to raise the power of our hearts, to develop methods and technologies to go inward towards the complexities and awareness of our individual connection to Source We are the Rainbow Warriors. If the world is indeed participatory, we manifest/dream this world into existence. Indeed, dear friends... a colourful future is ours to create!