What’s good peeps, wow so lots of comments already and I haven’t had a chance to write up my description yet LOL! So I guess I’ll tackle some of your questions here and anything I miss I can explain in the next vlog.
I’m gonna start with Mrs M who asked if my lifestyle is by choice or something I have to do? Simply put I feel like all my lifestyle choices are something I “have to” do. In the sense of following my dreams, being happy and living with integrity to ones self.. yes this lifestyle is very much by choice. Furthermore, I feel that everything in life is by choice, a series of choices actually. Every choice we make leads us to where we are in this moment and what we choose next will take us towards our next point of attraction.
Responsibility comes when we acknowledge that either consciously or unconsciously all our choices are ultimately made by love or fear. I agreed a long time ago to own my choices and accept full responsibility for all of them. Since then I have not looked back wondering “what if” about very much. I just do what I want and try my best to do everything the best I can. We all make mistakes and I’m thankful for all of mine (many) for they always give me such great learning opportunities in those reflections.
So to fill you all in let’s zoom out and consider the whole timeline; I always had great joy studying martial arts, competing and my Samanen (Novice Monk) experiences opened my mind to meditation very early on in my life. Then my near death experiences, experiments with natural and chemical psychedelic drugs in youth and recent lucid dreaming practices and out of body experiences opened my mind to the meta-physical. My study of the ancient scripts, sunworshipping, spirituality and guidance from non-physical lead me to a rapid shift to a fully plant based diet. I gave up my addictions to meat, death, killing habits, inhumane treatments, consumption of fear, suffering, genetic mutations and chemicals in a very short space of time. Everything was aligning for me, the more I let go and the many intermediary transformations and realizations about this experience and the exploration of our purpose of being, expansion and reflection has lead me to be in the process of karmic cleansing, mindfulness and ascension.
Most people I speak to switch off to my words as they fly right over their heads and politely although ignorantly place me in the hippie stoner, airy fairy, tree hugging catagory. And while I have hugged a few trees, I’m not from that world. I came from the street and I did not suddenly arrive at this point. I’ve been slowly giving up things that do not contribute to my being happy for years. Everything from fighting, aggression, intimidation, invasion and control to drugs, alcohol, poisons, toxins and dead animals. From stereotypes, social stigmas and expectations to negativity, external opinions relating to happiness and “normality” within relationships. The process is ever changing and ongoing and it is constantly expanding my awareness of what is.
In response to AJ and Ray, at the end of last year I was nearing the end of my tenancy agreement and was planning to move out of the LA apartment and into a 36’ RV. I was busy researching all the costs and different mods I would make, bio fuel and solar power etc.. Finally a culmination of events around December 21st 2012 and the lifting of my movement restrictions due to my immigration case, I chose not to go for the RV after all and to better invest my time and attention to continue traveling the world and eventually return to Thailand, my place of birth and pay respects to my family. The plan was not to plan and I want to spend quality time in every destination with everyone I meet, so no time frame as such but my list looks like this.. following my joy, bliss and happiness.
So what you see now is my gift to share and has not come about overnight or been any desperate, forced or rushed reaction. I’ve made a long series of choices that have lead me to live the way I do and my current perspective is simply a reflection of that. Freedom is a choice for all people, no one “has to” do anything they do not want to do. They may simply pay more or less attention to the choices that lead them to any point and realize that they are empowered to choose love at any moment to bring them back to where they want to be.