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Photos from my first World Naked Bike Ride

All these photos were taken after the Naked Bike Ride during the massive celebrations. A truly liberating experience!! So much fun we rode it twice. Afterwards I rode naked across the city to our friend Joelle’s house for her all night birthday celebration, and the next morning Coop took me to watch the sun rise and sun gaze with him from an epic vantage point in the city before carrying me home to sleep. One of the funnest days of my life ever! Well… up until that point :)

Cooper and I - the muse and the n00b

Cooper ad I – the muse and the n00b

Me, Coop and Joelle <3

Me, Coop and Joelle <3 the love train

The love train

Pawel, the friend behind the camera, and Coop and I in the background

Pawel, the friend behind the camera, and Coop and I in the background

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Identifying as a Victim

It doesn’t make sense to me anymore to decide that I am or was a ‘victim’ of someone or something that happened to me. The person who does bad stuff to you doesn’t make you a victim. Only thoughts do. From there we decide if we are going to allow those thoughts to convince us that it is now our Identity. Our ego is always looking for some or other story to add to our importance, to make us more interesting to ourselves at ANY cost. Realise the power you originally had in that choice belief, and recognise that you can JUST as easily take your power back! You can just as easily see yourself totally differently. (more…)

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“A mystic is someone who directly communicates with universal intelligence, without an intermediary. Almost all mystics developed this ability in conditions of solitude. But they are never really alone. They are always in the presence of the living earth.”
~ Robert Coon


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The New Sock Dreams Shamrock Theme

I had a lot of fun reskinning the Sock Dreams website for St Paddy’s Day coming up soon! It went live today. Check it!

Sock Dreams Shamrock Theme

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Sock Dreams 2013 Winter Theme

The new Winter theme I designed for Sock Dreams has been live the past couple of weeks and is only up for another fortnight. Check it art!
Sock Dreams 2013 Winter Theme

There’s a new St Paddy’s theme coming in next and its gorgeous ;)

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All Things Exist Simultaneously

cosmic consciousnessI know, I’ve been a bit slow on mentioning this before (because … well… baby steps) but as it turns out, All Things Exist Simultaneously. Yes. All things, all at the same time.

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Insanity is a head full of conclusions

I don’t understand anything. I don’t understand this computer screen or that flower. Or the how my hair grows right down to the atomic level, and beyond that, or why it grows. I don’t even know my own hand, or understand my own thoughts. I really don’t have a clue about anything at all. Even though I think I know things, I don’t know the meaning of anything. All my understandings are assumptions. Everything that has meaning to me, I have given meaning. Those same things could be completely neutral or have opposite meanings to other people. Everything I have feelings about, I MADE those feelings. It is all made up. I am creating everything, and at the same time I don’t understand any of it. In a sense, realising this means that I am free. Some of my thoughts may be powerful, but regardless, they are all meaningless. So what does any of it matter? I can just smile and think, “oh, there those thoughts go again, thinking they’re so important.” Nope. Just meaningless.

Only Love is meaningful. Everything outside of Love is just fantasy. Amusements. Filler.

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Fast Foreword

Last night I was standing outside in the dark waiting for a bus, and I watched the cars go by, with their futuristic glowing lights flashing by. For the first time I realised, wow – we are climbing inside of these badass machines like its totally normal and going around the place. We climb into robots and drive around in them like giant future suits. Finally a huge robot steamed and snorted to a stop in front of me and I climbed into its belly to ride home. Suddenly I noticed that everything was robots — the traffic lights, and the vending machines… We all own lots of robot servants and we don’t even realise it. I was woken up by a robot this morning and told the weather outside and how many hours of deep sleep I had and that I had 211 email messages. A few thousand had been neatly sorted into a spam folder while I slept. Then I had a robot prepare hot water for me while I didn’t give it a moments notice and went to the bathroom… came back and opened another one to retrieve chilled food, then came upstairs to flip open my laptop and explore another universe through its shiny screen portal. We live in a robot world we created. We might even be robots too and not even know it.

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Becoming more conscious

And this, from my perspective at least, is the main point of Vipassana…

‎In truth, we are all cruising along at different levels of consciousness, unaware or entirely aware of our surroundings. This effects everything. If we are conscious of our words, we can speak with clarity and kindness, conversely, carelessness causes harm. Words hurt and cannot be taken back. Our level of consciousness directly effects the daily results we experience in our lives. Low consciousness results in pain, suffering, heartache, lack of empathy, lack of personal care for ones self, others and the environment in which we live. Growing consciousness bares fruit of positive results: understanding, peace of mind, empathy, charity, a deeper connection to others, a kinder and more thoughtful mode of speech. Furthermore, a growing consciousness reduces the level an individual places upon themself and redirects that importance to all that they affect.
~ Gabriel D. Roberts

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May all beings be happy, may all beings be free


Well, its been over two weeks since I got back from the 10 Day Vipassana meditation. A few people have asked me what it was like, what I discovered, and it seems pointless to try to describe it. The experience is entirely different for every person who goes, much like sleeping in the same bed as your partner and having totally different dreams. Each time you go, no matter how many times you’ve done it, it will be different. New things will be brought to the surface. In fact change, and accepting change, really understanding it, is the main teaching that I finally GOT. And boy did it change me. (more…)

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Yet Another Ancient Manuscript Claims Jesus and Mary Magdalene Were Married and Had Kids


ANOTHER manuscript from a different part of the world tells the same story. Makes a lot more sense than the claim of a lifetime of celibacy. Mary Magdalene wasn’t a prostitute. That was said to discredit her. Many manuscripts claim her as one of the disciples, his favourite disciple even. Unfortunately the books that made it into the Bible were canonized and translated by man, not God, so we should be less frightened we might be wrong and more open to revisiting which books written by women, some of whom claimed to also be disciples, should also be included in the Bible, along with MANY other manuscripts written by men and women that corroborate so many stories about Jesus that the church left out because it didn’t fit in neatly and tidily with the “Crucifixion Story” or the “Son of God / Holy Trinity” story. And instead of reading translations of translations of translations, we COULD get access to some of the originals stored under lock and key in the Vatican by insisting, and translate them again. Because quite frankly, there’s a whole lot of people on this planet who believe word for word a lot of bigoted, sexist, racist, narrow minded nonsense from some letters cobbled together (for the best political gain) and poorly translated, used as a political/power tool at the time it was made and since then, that has caused people to kill each other for centuries now. And instead, we could have a Bible that is rich with Truth. Something that would bring us all together, not separate us. Otherwise, what’s the point!

If Jesus ever does come back, he will probably have a fit like he did in the temple and burn a bonfire of Bibles that claim to be “The Word of God”.

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Couple Self-builds a Simple, Cozy, Tiny Home


As more and more people want to live simply and sustainably, so many tiny homes are popping up, but these days they are usually out of the box or another company has designed them. The price ranges are outside of many people’s budgets. Couple Jess and Dan designed and built theirs themselves, together, on the cheap from reclaimed wood and gently used stuff off Craigslist. They live in just 125sq ft of space, and its pretty obvious that theirs is a pretty close relationship focussed on the more important things in life. It’s very sweet, and encouraging to see. (more…)

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6 Ways to Make Getting Up Early Work for You

When you try to change your morning routine, several obstacles will stand in your way. It’s possible to overcome them, however; the key is to start the night before. Julie Morgenstern — time management expert and author of Never Check Email in the Morning — offers six strategies to make getting up early work for you.

early start

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Make Good Art

Are you creative? A photographer? Painter? Musician? A model? Or a makeup artist? A writer? Director? Designer? These 19 minutes will give you 19 years of energy and inspiration.
Neil Gaiman tells you how to get work and how to keep getting work, discusses the problems of failure and the problems of success, and ends by offering “the most important piece of advice” he ever got.
If you can carve out the time right now, watch the video right away; if you can’t watch it now, bookmark it. Whatever you do, don’t skip it.

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Neil Gaiman – Inspirational Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012

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How to get Windows 8.1 to recognise your Google Nexus 4, 5 or 7

You need to transfer photos and files to and from your Nexus but for some reason this process is not seamless with Windows 8. Here is the workaround: (more…)

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90% off Graphic Stock Coupon or 1 week free trial

massive discount code for graphicstock.comIt seems the folks who offered us a week of free stock video downloads at VideoBlocks.com are now offering the same sweet deal on free stock image downloads for a week. I downloaded tons of gorgeous stock photos, images and icons for a bunch of projects I’m working on for free all week from GraphicStock.com. I signed up and successfully cancelled my subscription within the week to see if the trail offer was safe and legit before promoting it. Now you can too.

GraphicStock 1 week free trial of unlimited downloads

However if a week isn’t enough for you, you can use my referral link to get 90% off Graphic Stock’s usual yearly plan – usually it costs $49 a month for unlimited royalty free downloads or $588 per year which is well worth it but way too expensive for my freelance business. The site is continually updated with gorgeous fresh stuff, and with the coupon code its entirely affordable.

Download from over 100,000 completely royalty free photos, illustrations and icons in high res and vector format to use in any project! Here’s a coupon for a 90% discount: http://graphicstock.refr.cc/277VT7K. Enjoy!

And if you’re looking for the same massive discount for royalty free stock videos, royalty free production music, AE templates & more – check out my other post.

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I have a Stellium (4 or more planets in a house) in my birth chart. What does it mean?

Joe Kennedy's Birth Chart

Do you have 4 or more planets in the same house? Your chart will show you if you have a few planets in a house. The chart above is of Joe Kennedy, with a stellium in the 12th house. President John F Kennedy had a stellium in the 8th house. If you have 4 or more in one house then your challenges are more than most in that area of your life or will be more exciting and super-charged than most in that area. (more…)

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Grammarly 1-week free trial

I use Grammarly all the time, for proofreading all project proposals, client emails and website content. It’s the best online proofreader – in my opinion – and also comes with a plagiarism checker, as well as a plugin for MS Office.

They have a 7-day free trial for a short time so we can try out their full membership offering.

Grammarly 1 week free trial coupon

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Treehouse 3 months free coupon!

Sweet! I’m totally self taught in the web design field so I’m fully in support of using whatever free resources are available to get into the field. I got news in my inbox that Treehouse is offering 3 months free for a short time, so grab it via this link: http://goo.gl/jZg4Z2

Treehouse deal

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Meet the Arctic 30

PETITION: Tell Russia to Release Greenpeace Activists

28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer have been charged with piracy and hooliganism in Russian Courts. See their faces. Even though the Arctic 30 were granted bail, piracy and hooliganism charges are still in place. These charges carry with them maximum sentences of 15 and 7 years in a Russian prison.

Please join the Greenpeace activists in becoming an Arctic Defender. Sign their petition to Russia’s US ambassador demanding Russia release the activists, the immediate withdrawal of the Russian Coast Guard from the Greenpeace ship, and an end to offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for good.

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