Paphos Street Art II

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An ongoing and super cool part of living in one of the two 2017 Culture Capitals of Europe is the explosion of street art. The organisers have twice invited foreign pro painters to join the native pros and we have been presented with some brilliant, sometimes confounding, always magnetic and skillfully executed works.

And the not-so-pro…

Like wild flowers along the by-lanes, little unsanctioned works have been appearing on walls along the roads further out of town and into the villages. Most of them I like; all of them are clearly trying to convey something important from their creator. I think they deserve inclusion; everybody has to start somewhere.

ENJOY! (and there is more – see the links at the bottom of this post)

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This wall says, ‘A lot of people have spray painted on me over and over, but none of their paints remind me of the color of your eyes…Eleni’

 

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‘If I could, I would do everything for you.’  – Thomas

 

 

 

Paphos Stree Art, Post 1: click here

Others not included in Post 1 or 2: click here and here

 

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Ahoy, Matey!

 

seasteading

Screen shot: Seasteading Institute dot org

 

I must say that, though I wouldn’t have embraced this concept on my own what with all of my misconceptions and my fond attachment to earth under my feet, I am so impressed with this ‘in the zone’ fringe group of people that I am now watching and learning from them – and I wanted you to know.

They care about all of the issues that we care about. Of course, a seastead will require you to let go of a lot of your previous programming (aren’t so many of us ready for that anyway?) and sure, there will be times when life is not all smooth sailing, but editing process/trial and error are how a species gains intelligence.

‘They’ are the Seasteading Institute which recently held a conference hosted by the French Polynesians (oh, just exactly when that parade of FIVE energy archetypes were rolling through the first decan of Cancer a couple of weeks ago…). Polynesians have a lot at stake as sea levels rise…

“We Polynesians are certainly a people of the sea, the first seasteaders…By observing seabirds dipping to recover their fish, the Marquesans calculated the coefficient of penetration in the water of the “head of bird” and thus adapted the paddle…The Polynesians invented the meridians and parallels long before the West developed the chronometer…

“As they settled in the islands they discovered, our ancestors repeatedly showed themselves to be innovative. They also faced the same modern issues: demographic growth, pressure on ecological resources, climate change. They succeeded in overcoming them through their adaptability and rigorous discipline within the community, allowing them to develop specific visions of the management of time and space.
“These values, symbols, and concepts are what we want to revive and promote, to reconcile traditional and contemporary Polynesian societies.”  – Pascal Erhel Hatuuku,
Culture, Tourism and Environment Consultant, Polynesian Tradition Facing Climate Change

 

“As a young Polynesian working in sustainable tourism, I deeply believe that this project is a hope for all our generation, because they [seasteaders] have the same values we do. We do respect our environment. We do think about the future. We do have our mana, our authenticity. So I invite everybody from our generation, because there are so many people who come back from the USA and France with PhDs and Masters, and they don’t know what to do here. So this project of the floating island is a hope for a generation. It’s the hope that we are the millennials, and we are going to change the world.”  – Alexandrine Wan, Sustainable Tourism Expert Sustainable Tourism Development: We Believe in the Mana

 

A Space Station on the Sea – Where the Townstead Meets the Water

Imagine living on a very stable foundation with a group of several hundred people who all care about and pledge to actively sustain a fair and healthy co-existence with the Planet. Each of you has something you can sell or barter in your shop space or a value-service you can undertake for the good of the society; each of you has a home space with all of the basic amenities (and more, depending on your budget). You come and go as you like from your nano-state.

Think about this: the surface of the ocean is the largest solar panel in the world. And then there’s Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. Aquapreneurs want you to know they ‘got a better offer than you can get on land’…

See if you aren’t hooked within the first five minutes of this comprehensive podcast featuring Joe Quirk. And by hooked, fellow land-lovers out there, I just mean it’s an awfully interesting concept to introduce yourself to. 😉

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– weaver

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Akamas: Michael Kountoureshis

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

Lunar Eclipse: 22 Leo 28

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Stars in Our Eyes
This month, the Play of Life (in which we are all starring in our hero’s journey) debuts its first installment in a series of scenes concerning the Leo/Aquarius axis. Leo symbolises our inner child at play, fixed attention and brow etched with concentration on that which brings us joy, fulfillment, healthy pride. And isn’t the beautiful nature of a child to instinctively – joyfully –  share, display, offer the fruits of that labor to all the world as he or she encounters it? The world is so big and unfamiliar but the lion-hearted are fearless, motivated by a purity of intent…why wouldn’t everyone else love this, too?
From now until summer’s end, we can be in various stages of rehearsal and performance, honing our craft to find that sweet spot wherein the work we invest with heart and soul and the wants and needs of the greatest potential audience can meet. The chemistry perfects. Now, with all these lessons in ‘flexibility mindset’ hopefully hardwired in, is the time to start having fun re-imagining what that might look like in this morphing era.
Now the Lights shine across that sea of peoples and upon our prop boxes and stage set. What character facet of identity should be cut? Who will be your cast mates? Should you be the director or, for now, be directed? Maybe you need an agent, new logo or signature piece.
Don’t squander this energy on fretting about what’s missing – and I really mean that. Of course, bits and bobs (and ok, a chunk or two) are missing, but you possess All the Imagination You Need to work with what you have and the innate, instinctive, primordial wisdom to seek out the best you can find for the bit, bob and chunk components. You will know who and what to pursue and to let go of – but you have to get out there  and breathe where the fresh creative winds are blowing…just over there a few steps out of your comfort zone. 
Ah! I see you are already on your way, O Fearless One. May the fire trine bless your socks off. 🙂  
– weaver
Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com