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Chris L Jones
Caring for your muse

Caring for your muse

A creative life is driven by a very powerful inner muse and it's one that demands attention like no other. If ignored, it gets agitated, so how do we go about managing this constant inner pressure and bring balance to our lives? The answer is to find time every day to maintain some presence with this petulant being, because it needs feeding with a daily dose of inspiration, a new idea, a new interpretation, and more importantly by finding the space to connect with that ultimate source of creativity, our higher self.        

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Chris L Jones
Being authentic

Being authentic

Yesterday I watched the romantic 1955 movie "All that heaven allows" with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman playing the leads. It's a moving cross class love story that pulls on the heart strings and is brilliantly acted with extraordinary emotional intensity enhanced by great mood lighting, sets and landscapes. I since discovered that Danish German born liberal humanitarian director Douglas Sirk had class and other political themes running through all his work. However, the standout for me in this film wasn't its class conflict, but in the overriding message of just being authentically true to yourself no matter what. Rock plays the tree pruner come...

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Chris L Jones
Breaking the illusion

Breaking the illusion

When someone says "it's all just an illusion" whilst referring to the manifest world, what do they actually mean? In our waking state this physical realm seems so completely real that we build our whole lives around it. The duality we observe through the working of the "rational" mind appears to be just how things are and there is no real impulse or need to question this undeniable "reality". There have been scientists who have looked beyond the physical, the most notable being Tesla and Einstein. Tesla was a scientific genius who not only studied the outer physical world, but also knew the importance of exploring his inner world. He followed...

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Chris L Jones
Touched by the light

Touched by the light

The last few biographical posts describe the life changing trip I made to Nepal and India that culminated in a fateful meeting in Udaipur. Sahaja was really born back then because India has had such a profound influence on my adult life. It was the first of many trips for creative and personal reasons that eventually led to the creation of the Chakra series that had been planned and executed over several years.  With the move from film to digital photography in 2008, I was able to extend the visual palette required to create more complex imagery that had previously been laboriously done in camera. With the...

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