There Are No Original Ideas

flower_of_lifeThere are no original ideas or creations. They are only ‘original’ or ‘unique’ in the sense that we make the intangible tangible (or so we think/perceive) manifest through our individual mind and physical self. And like a fingerprint, there is only one ‘us’ in the physical relative sense.

The Reality is that we are recycling stations. We recycle ideas, thoughts, words, concepts, theories, philosophies, art… We may edit it, bundle it together, or shine it up in a way we think is unique or original, but that is just an illusion.

We are simply sharing our inner world with our outer world in every moment and ‘vice versa’… recycling what we perceive, think, see, know, and what we have always known and will always know in it’s various images, forms, shapes and syllables.

And so it goes… ad infinitum. – mu

We Don’t Own Anything

sunset at the marinaEarlier today I received an email from YouTube saying I had to prove I had permission to use the images, music, and content in my MuTube videos. I have a whopping grand total of 48 subscribers as of today and something like the same amount of total videos uploaded. I make it a point to always give credit and acknowledgment of all authors, quotes, music, and other content I use in my videos.

The YouTube Machine… like most, if not all other corporate machines is run on FEAR. “Ownership” = Fear. Copyright = Fear. Legal mumbo-jumbo = Fear. $$$ = Fear. Threatening to delete videos that do not comply = Fear. Deleting videos = Fear. And on and on it goes.

It’s the same thing with the USA Health “Care” Machine. Doctors fear lawsuits, so they order unnecessary tests and put people on toxic meds. Fear. Insurance Companies Machine = Fear. The Political Machine = Fear and fear-based manipulation and control. And on and on it goes.

(Fear is not cool. It creates a lot of unnecessary issues.)

My intention for starting MuTube  was to help other beings however I can, with what I’ve got, from wherever I am. (Cheri Huber said that in similar words). I do that by sharing information, inspiration, love, and beauty as I know and see it. That’s what MuTube is about. I’m not trying to get rich off of my 48 homemade YouTube videos. Unfortunately, now I will be sharing and incorporating less or none of other people’s  creations and beauty in my videos and only including my own creations, photos, and music. Fear is constrictive and limiting – even when it is imposed on us by others like the YouTube Machine.

We Create But We Do Not “Own” Our Creations. We are all creators. We may be under the illusion we ‘own’ what we have created. But none of us owns anything. Not really. Some of us are artists. I’m an artist. I’ve got the worldly letters to go along with that label too. (ASCAP/SAG/AFTRA/Random other letters, blah blah blah.) Big whoop, right? We are merely the temporary care takers, place holders, baby sitters of our manifested focus and creations.

As I said, I make it a point to credit and acknowledge the artists, authors, musicians, and others I quote, or use in my videos.

(Plagiarism is not cool.  People who plagiarize are covertly claiming the words and creations of others as their own. )

I won’t / can’t pay a license fee to use their art in my MuTube videos. I am also an affiliate for a couple of companies that I support and that help people and I will post links to those as they relate to my video content. But, I do not by any means make a living  from those affiliations or the very small percentages of a random sale here or there.

I own nothing of any worldly value to speak of. I exist on very little — on well below the US poverty level income. We don’t actually need much to exist or survive on. I was labeled as physically “disabled” about 25 years ago. If someone becomes so-called ‘disabled’ or their body gets sick or chronically unwell and they live in the United States, or some place similar with similar corporate, economic, insurance, health care (lack of health care is more accurate) policies as the US has, and they have no family or social support system in place to help them (or if your support system gets  sick or disabled as mine did), they will most likely end up like I did a year ago: homeless.

(Homelessness is not cool. It can happen to anyone. The only exception to that rule is the elite 1% in the US.)

My daily physical survival is still tenuous. I’m resilient and a very creative problem solver, but I still have not come up with workable, survivable solution to this challenge.

Something needs to change. I know we can do better as a global society. We have to do better. Or not. Either way we are all just passing through this illusion. Our physical bodies are all going to die, dissolve, disappear back into nothingness.

So be kind.

(Kindness is cool.)

Share. Help one another whenever, where ever, with whatever you can. Support one another. Love one another. We are all One Energetic Beingness.

What if we all knew that and started acting like it?

– mu

* Seagulls on Jetty Enjoying the Pink Sunset by mu using an iPhone.

Does our Brain Create Synchronicity?

321596_359479884153404_1403369054_nWhile this blog is not strictly about the topic of synchronicity or “synchrodipity”, I ran across this article while perusing WordPress earlier and wanted to share this take on synchronicity as self-created ‘meaningful coincidences’, as opposed to something magical created from outside of self (i.e.: Jungian archetypes, supernatural cause or other external explanation etc.) I know that “EVERYthing is interconnected”, therefore the specific how or why of it doesn’t really matter… just the acknowledgment and recognition of the seemingly little ‘miracles’ that ‘happen’ (or that we create) in each and every present moment.  – mu

(Excerpts from) Rethinking Synchronicity: You Have the Amazing Ability to Create Coincidence

By Kirby Surprise Psy.D.

“Synchronistic events (SE) are those uncanny coincidences in which the environment seems to be speaking directly to us through events. In my work as a psychologist, I have clients who report radio and television broadcasts, random events of all sorts, comment on what they are thinking as if something was reading their minds. Psychologists call this experience “Thought of Reference.” Events seem to reference the thoughts of the client. Many clients with psychotic disorders experience thoughts of reference. But what if they were not reporting a symptom of mental illness, but an experience everyone has in some form? What if televisions really do seem to comment on what we are thinking?…

Everyone has experienced meaningful coincidences. They are explained by supernatural and religious beliefs, archetypal influences, or more exotic personal mythologies. SE mirrors these beliefs back to the observer. SE sometimes become mistaken for confirmations of the objective reality of personal beliefs. Most people are looking into the mirror of SE every day. They don’t realize the images they see are their own thoughts. You have an amazing ability. Your thoughts and feelings, your memories and experiences, are reproduced in the events around you as coincidences. The world shapes itself around your thoughts, presenting you with meaningful coincidences based on your inner life. Everyone creates their own SE, constantly. The ability is innate to the way our brains process information into meaning. This seemingly magical ability goes largely unnoticed, unexplained and misunderstood until it presents itself in spectacular form…

The brain deletes most information before it reaches consciousness, and often substantially alters our sensory information, filling in gaps and highlighting patterns it believes are important. As a result of this process we all live in a highly modified representation of the world. Our reality is literally a massively simplified construction of the patterns our brain thinks most important at any given moment. Finding meaning between patterns, between events, is what we do best. For SE, there are no physical limitations. For SE, there are no physical limitations. Rolling over a house is no more of a coincidence than rolling over a pair of dice. Our mirror test is the entire universe, and it reflects the meanings your mind creates. SE will appear to be caused by whatever the observer believes causes them. Looking for SE consciously, knowing SE are a mirror of your thoughts, reveals your astonishing ability to shape your experience of the universe according to the thoughts you choose.” – end (Emphasis in bold mine.)