Quan Yin and Ganesh Return

Can’t sleep? Keep thinking about Quan Yin and Ganesh? Ill? Find yourself reading about Quan Yins origin story and thinking about the Ganesh wall hanging you’ve been sleeping on? Still can’t sleep at 1am cos you’re anxious about dentists, and presidential elections, and rent, and the health of loved ones? Still can’t sleep by 2am? Try writing a poem.

Quan Yin of compassion but the word translates
More accurately to empathy – the vibe my tribe relates.

Activists with empathy for tribes n the environment,
empires entered indigenous lands with genocidal men

leaving anthropologists to write up where the tribes all went.
Did the tribes all go rainbow and incarnate as children of the whitest men?

Suburban caucasions, blacks and asians beat African drums and chests
And travel India to reconnect with Jai Ganesh!

Gratitude to Quan Yin, to you I humbly bow,
Aware you’re part of all I’m part of, in the eternal now.

Gratitude for infinite compassion and empathy,
and the dreamtime inspiration in the nights you sent to me.

Gratitude to Ganesh for removing obstacles to prosperity,
removing my inner demons, self sabotage and lessening my self pity.

Gratitude for smashing obstacles, shining light on my shadow,
clearing the way to this abundance on my path – infinite but narrow.

Gratitude for Christ Consciousness, love beyond religion.
Actually beyond duality, good or bad, is or isn’t.

Gratitude for Christ Consciousness, love BEYOND religion.
Actually beyond duality, good or bad, is or isn’t.

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Oh, okay, maybe I can sleep now universe, is that okay?
(ps exalted gratitude for the inspirations and ideas etc, thanks for picking an evening when I’m not working tomorrow due to illness. I nearly moaned about the hour but I got some good lyrics this afternoon too and I can’t be ungrateful for inspiration at any hour.)

Completely Unique (just like everyone else) #poetry #spokenword

Relentless optimism, optimum on the rhythm. Ice-T,
“that’s how I’m livin”. Listenin’ to ragga drinkin sippin chagga chai tea.
Bring em all like the track by Devlin and Wiley, big up Bristol’s
Mike Wiley! I’m a paradox, confident with anxiety, depressed and smiley.
Oh really? Ya feel me? If ya see me reveal the heart’s desire, 
be real with me, honesty and love is healing me.
I’m completely unique. Just like everyone else.
You won’t see me or hear a squeak in Ninja mode – stealth.
Phytoplankton, chlorella, tumeric, chi gung, meditation – health.
Investing in blessings, manifesting wealth.
You ain’t seen nothing like me, cross between a druid bard
and a rapper from the nineties – That’s hard.
Been front line with activists, set up the squat party,
Legitmately on stage at festivals with no wristband,
Been in the posh hotel, street corner cypher flows well.
I built my house on foundations of love – no quick-sand.
I spit raps for Druids after ceremonies on the solstice,
Sang a song for a Tibetan Buddhist lama in his Barcelona office.
Interviewed an ex-MI5 agent, got a degree, knowledge of self,
I’m completely unique. Just like everyone else.

Revolution #wakeup #occupylove #nodapl

On the topic of revolution… I’m a pacifist. Most of the time. And it’s better to focus on building something new than on tearing down the old. Simple, but that’s  just the short version…

So I had a discussion about revolution earlier today. People talk about revolution but what would we be revolting against and what solution would we be aiming for? Is a peaceful revolution to idealistic?
Some would say the war started years ago, whether it’s the war against white supremacy (for equality, not a dualistic version where some race has to be on top, that’s where #blacklivesmatter vs #alllivesmatter went wrong. It’s not a f***ing competition unless you think it is.) Or whether it’s the war against western imperialism, everyone from the Vietcong to Iraq and Syria could basically ask America, England and the United Nations “what the f*** are you even doing over here anyway?”
I rarely talk about white supremacy because most of my friends are white but Trump brought alot of issues to the surface. And Brexit brought alot of issues to the surface.

It’s a war against ignorance. Perhaps, from my slightly arrogant perspective (and I hate seeing arrogance in myself), it’s a war against gullibility. Because, as I have mentioned before, in both America and England people have blamed immigrants for the financial mess banks and politicians put us in. The blame game is pretty pointless though. What are the solutions? The counter to ignorance is education, perhaps the counter to gullibility is awareness. What do I do? List the number of times newspapers lied to us until people stop believing everything they read?

Educating people to vote for third parties, educating people to change non proportional, unrepresentative voting systems, (campaign for electoral reform), educating people to see we do not need oil or non-renewable resources (there are plenty of renewable, green options), these all seem like better ideas than fighting the police or the army. Especially as if the army and police knew how the banks robbed them too they might be on the side of the people rather than their masters who send them to die for oil money.

So, this was what I said earlier…

I’m a squeamish pacifist. Most of the time. But in the land of duality if forced to pick a side it’ll always be the side of the oppressed, not the oppressors. Of the rebels, not the empire. But that’s over simplified.
I like to say we’re all one. And I fantasise about a day when the police are aware of the banks and politicians enough to be on the side of the people. But being realistic I can imagine how far I’d get talking to a racist policeman who actually enjoys beating up “niggers and krusties” about Western imperialism, the tyranny of the banks ans the fact that we’re all one.
My hope is that we all educate each other enough that the next generation of army and police already know. But even with that long term plan, the fascists are teaching their kids too. What to do?
I still believe that nature generally wants to collaborate rather than compete, that love is the strongest force there is.
But as squeamish and peaceful as I am I still practice martial arts because no animal in nature is peaceful when a predator comes between them and their loved ones.
We all have dark sides, and every hippy with a burner should have a good axe handy. For wood. Obviously.

“Fight what?” asked a wise friend…

GOOD QUESTION. I’m not fighting anything, I’m creating alternatives. I used to describe myself as anti-capitalist and fighting the capitlaist system but now I want money for positive things I’ve stopped labelling myself or my path. But, theoretically, IF it’s a fight – what are we fighting for and what are we fighting against? That’s one of the issues with the activist movement and the squat scene and the anarchist scene (and the black power movement.) Some people say the problem is the jews, the whites, the rich. But oppression crosses race, class, etc. You can’t tell a poor white person that it’s the white man holding him down even if there is a disproportionate amount of white male music execs, Hollywood execs, military officers, police officers and bankers. You can’t tell a jew that Jews run the world after what Hitler did. There are black policemen who would f*** a black person up for a raise, there are poor white folk who would fight the police for the cause. Fight oppression would be my short answer but the details are more complex than that. Fight white supremacy could be an answer but that might alienate all the white people who aren’t supremacists.
If I was forced to specify I would say “the military industrial complex, western imperialism, and the cabal of banks who profit from war and non-renewable resources.” But that’s just me.
And strictly speaking I’m not fighting anything, I’d rather start a new off grid civilisation that has nothing to do with fighting the old but building something new.

So, in conclusion. I’m a pacifist. Most of the time. And it’s better to focus on building something new than tearing down the old 

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Or in other words – build something better than this – https://www.facebook.com/unify/videos/1338053299539591/

Planet Earth

Planet Earth

CHORUS
Planet Earth, …concrete on damaged turf
Where mans have burst… dams n worse for a fatter purse

Mother Earth… concrete on honoured turf…
I kiss the rose quartz on her alter… for her worth. x2

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Standing Rock… hard… like an obelisk
I fell in the cauldron as a baby like Taliesin and Obelix

I boil pots of healing herbs, algae and plants like Getafix
If you need chlorella, neem, or CBD see me to get a fix.

Prescipicise of global warming on the edge of mass flooding
Guess ya wish politicians and energy companies were less money grubbing

Earth goes through her cycles, Earth will be fine,
but is this humanity’s time to go… or time to shine?

Let’s change it all, we don’t need these chains at all, do they use their brains at all?
It’s unsustainable… if it’s not sustainable…

Sharing is caring, whatever’s available giving,
solar panels, car batteries, crops… Sustainable living.

Maybe we need to reassess priorities and pollution’s the penalty,
living in babylon… and music’s the remedy,

Babylons just a state of mind… and music’s the therapy…. maybe it’s high time for renewable energy.
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CHORUS

Planet Earth, …concrete on damaged turf
Where mans have burst… dams n worse for a fatter purse

Mother Earth… concrete on honoured turf…
I kiss the rose quartz on her alter… for her worth. x 2

OUTRO

Let’s change it all, we don’t need these chains at all, do they use their brains at all?
It’s unsustainable if it’s not sustainable.

Sharing is caring, whatever’s available giving, solar panels, car batteries, crops, Sustainable living.

Maybe we need to reassess priorities and pollution’s the penalty, living in babylon and music’s the remedy,

Babylons just a state of mind and music’s the therapy, maybe it’s high time for renewable energy.

On planet Earth, …concrete on damaged turf
Where mans have burst… dams n worse for a fatter purse
Mother Earth… concrete on honoured turf…
I kiss the rose quartz on her alter… for her worth.

A philosophical review of the 2016 US Election – or “Grab ’em by the pussy” said the President of the USA. Wow. (But Hillary’s a corrupt monster so it was Godzilla vs Mothra from the start)

“Grab ’em by the pussy” said the President of the USA. Wow. (But Hillary’s a corrupt monster so it was Godzilla vs Mothra from the start)

 

Election results. Business as usual. We have always been ruled by racist, sexist thieves and liars. It’s that way in England too, we’ve just been a little more quiet about it until Brexit gave some of them balls which public opinion soon neutered. They’re still out there.

Well it was monster vs monster, Godzilla vs Mothra, outward racist and pussy grabber vs closet racist and possible Satanic corporate whore so there was never a happy ending if you bought into that story at all. I didn’t. However now you know how many Americans would vote for someone who publicly held those fascist views rather than just how many Americans would be tricked into voting for someone who secretly holds those fascist views. So that’s a win for disclosure and honesty at the very least.

But for the most part, business as usual. I’m not even sure Trump wanted to be President, he walked up to that podium like “really?”

I mean anyone who knows a little about this election knows Trump is quite possibly insane, said “I just grab em by the pussy,” and claimed he’d build a wall to keep out the Mexican immigrants. But anyone who knows more about this election knows Hillary was behind her husband on policies that disproportionately locked black people up, voted against gay rights, is up for war with China, Russia and whoever, has several federal cases due to her general corruption and lies, lies, lies.

But she’s a politician. For some weird reason WE EXPECT OUR POLITICIANS TO LIE. Why do we do that? I don’t expect my bus driver to lie. Or a teacher. Or a dentist. Why is it okay that the people who run our nations are known liars? How does that change? A lying politician is… business as usual.

Instead of asking who should win perhaps people should have been asking “why is this our only choice?” I mean, in a country with millions of people, some of them brilliant, the best we can come up with is a reality TV star WITH NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE and a woman with federal cases (who may or may not also be a Satanic pedo, but aren’t they all)? David Icke must be writing “I told you so” on all the facebook walls he can find by now.

People ignoring articles that say Hillary used money from an aid charity to pay for a wedding. Ignoring the fact that she wants war, that’s thousands of lives on the line. Ignoring her history of not supporting gay rights. Ignoring the truth because it’s ugly and at least she hasn’t been as obviously dark-side as Trump. Really? We’re still in this duality game? It’s either him or her so I’m taking her? Really? Not asking “why is it only those two now”? Heard of Jill Stein? Of course most people haven’t, because we only know what the mainstream media wants us to know which is – business as usual.

Even Alex Jones barely mentioned Jill Stein and only mentioned Bernie Sanders when he became a target for supporting Hillary. The so-called alternative media was often as shallow and one-sided as the mainstream media.

So, at least the activists know what the problem is now. So, at least the rest of the world know how easily manipulated America is. But I don’t see England demanding proportional representation so we have more than two choices either, I just see England voting for people who take our rights away. We can’t act superior when we didn’t even vote for Theresa May and we have to sit with whatever decisions she makes cos we DID VOTE FOR DAVID CAMERON. I still remember the discussions I had with pro-Cameron people. They didn’t believe that he was a cold hearted liar who doesn’t care about old people, young people, gay people, poor people or people in general. They thought he would deliver his promises. Enjoy free health care and benefits while you can. Activists have ALWAYS known what the problem was. They call us crazy until they threaten to give the NHS to companies the Tories have shares in or until the e-mails proving Hillary Clinton was colluding with the media come out then we say “I told you so” and they say “yeah, you were right”, then we say “let’s do something about it” and they say “yeah, but it’s cold outside and I want to watch the football.” Business as usual.

…what an amazing time we live in… perhaps we should have rebelled when the Tories threatened to give our NHS to corporations they have shares in. I have no faith in humanity’s ability to point it’s anger in the right direction. Trump blamed Mexicans, Farage and Cameron blamed European immigrants and this moronic planet ate it all up. Meanwhile the bankers and politicians get rich while thousands of fuckwits chant “America” and thousands of English people look down at America as if we’re any better. Theresa May doesn’t care for immigrants or lesbians any more than Trump does (and we didn’t even get to vote for her) and Hillary is probably just as racist and prejudiced so why we’re so outraged that the most honest asshole out of the assholes got elected is the big question here to be honest. Hillary voted against gay rights in the past and the Clinton regime locked up more black people than ever before. Maybe we should have been armed with torches and pitchforks years ago but the election result today just proves how stupid and racist a large part of America always has been. We in England are not much better.

Business as usual. We have always been ruled by racist, sexist thieves and liars. Occasionally we get a woman who can’t wait to prove she’s just as ruthless as the men. I will continue telling people we are ruled by thieves and liars until that changes. Business as usual.

Okay, that’s the business as usual part over (for now.) I’m done whinging, do we have solutions? Well in order to have an answer we need to know the question…

Is America full of racists, or is it just full of easily manipulated people who blamed money problems on Mexican immigrants instead of bankers and politicians?
Is England full of racists, or is it just full of easily manipulated people who blamed money problems on European immigrants instead of bankers and politicians?

You think an election makes that much difference? Obama didn’t close Guantanamo Bay did he? That was in his election campaign.

The people REALLY in charge are still in charge, were in charge before the election and will be after. Most of the easily manipulated here will vote for whoever The Sun tells them to vote for.

The problem is too many people are easily manipulated. All I want are answers to that question – how do we empower people to be less easily manipulated?

If you can’t answer that – relax. I’ll be making music and spreading love but warn me if you start a violent revolution – so I can get the hell out the country and make music and spread love somewhere not having a civil war.

Zen saying. Before enlightenment – chop wood and fetch water. After enlightenment – chop wood and fetch water.

Kev saying. Before election – make music, spread love. After election – make music, spread love (and also make love and spread music)


 

Addendum:

I will never make enough music talking about the political system or the banking system to change everybody’s mind and get them to change the world banking system or give us actual proportional representation in elections. I will never write enough blog posts. I will never post enough facebook statuses.
People will see the symptoms. They will see war. They will see famine. They will see how hard it is to find a job.
But will they get to the roots of the problem? Will they change the monetary system or the political system so the vast abundance on this planet gets shared?
Or will they listen to more fun music and read more fun articles and blame immigrants, and whoever The Sun and the politicians tell them to blame?
If I had a billion pounds for ad campaigns about banks and politicians, billboards, television, and to promote music and books on the subject – it would still be a boring subject.
I am surrounded by good people who care, and for that I am grateful. But beyond that circle of legends and lovelies I’m surrounded by people who either voted for Trump (or would have) or people who don’t realise Hillary Clinton would have been up for World War 3 next week. People who happily accept the narrative weve been given, “it’s a two party system, these are your choices.” Fuck that, fuck this, fuck them.

I accept nothing. None of this at all. I didn’t ask for these leaders, I didn’t ask for these laws and I didn’t ask for my birth certificate. I didn’t draw a single line on a single border and nobody asked me. Nobody asked ANY of us if we wanted to be led by Theresa May. I don’t know if I’m lucky that I can see the bullshit for the bullshit or if I’m cursed. Well I’m cursed if I let it upset me. This is the way it’s always been, at least I’m surrounded by good people who care, and for that I am grateful.

ps Addendum 2

Okay. I could get depressed. Actually not cos Trump won. But because sssooo many manipulated people think something has changed, think Hillary isn’t also a corrupt monster, and because sssooo many manipulated people blamed EU immigrants here in England the same way they blamed Mexicans in the USA and people can’t see the games being played. It all seems so damn obvious to me. We are always led by thieves and liars and we only get two thieving liars to choose from. Think bigger, the whole system is corrupt and unworkable, this is not the best we can come up with.

Okay, banking and politics are boring. So of course people would rather watch sports and soap operas than find out for sure that banks and politicians are robbing them every day, and sending them to unnecessary wars for unnecessary resources for profit. Unfortunately that means immigrants and refugees get blamed for the lack of jobs and money. Am I supposed to accept that? No, I am supposed to fight a battle I know I will lose.

Alright then. I shall not get depressed. I’m here to spread inspiration and information. I may never inspire and inform enough people to stop war forever. I mean I technically SHOULD. It’s not hard to work out there’s enough for everyone to share without the greed of banks and politicians, it’s obvious when you look at the way things actually work.

BUT banking and politics are boring. So of course people would rather watch sports and soap operas than find out for sure that banks and politicians are robbing them every day. I try to make it more interesting, with the occasional joke or sick flows and fat beats. But Jeremy Kyle is more entertaining than that apparently and he blames benefits scroungers and immigrants. I’d love to see a banker and a politician on the Jeremy Kyle show. “So you, you rotten piece of work, destroyed a whole African country by manipulating the price of diamonds. And YOU KNEW ALL ALONG. Ya nasty piece of work, is this where our taxes are going? To you too scum bags?” Get em Jeremy. But no. It’ll take all the ayahuasca in the world down Jeremy Kyle’s scrawny neck to see that. Yes. I’ve been writing ranty statuses all morning, 3 hours. I’m gonna take my own advice now – make music, spread love. Cos banking and politics are boring.


 

Thank you Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana, KRS-One and Ice Cube for bringing me up in an era when it was actually cool to actually rebel.

(Shout out to J Cole and Kendrick and Killer Mike for occasionally saying stuff now and shout out to Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique for carrying the torch inbetween and continuing since.)

But RATM (and the lyric sheet inside) changed alot of hearts and minds in the 90s.

ps So my advice for the first step to reverse the (illusions of) polarities and change some vibrations is to play Avalon Roots album really loud today (the lyrics are positive but aware and even more poignant today.) Failing that sharpen your pitchfork and wake me when the revolution starts… so I can get the hell out the way and build a better world elsewhere 😉 )

https://avalonroots.bandcamp.com/releases

(after that listen to my new album, Metal Monkey on Fire, cos it’s bangin and full of truths like the stuff you just read above.)

www.kpkevthepoet.bandcamp.com

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Love on the 7th of the 11th 2016 (reflecting on the morning of the 8th)

Both of us ill. Both of us chill. Somehow a perfect day.

Perfect day.

Cute, funny cartoons.

Deep, philosophical wisdom from spiritual teachers.

Funny and philosophical movie.

Cuddles with the goddess. Empress. Queen.

Enlightened beings discussing their awakenings. Steven Universe helping the Crystal Gems. Doctor Snuggles rescuing the Treacle Tree from outer space. Mooji resisting wisdom before his awakening. Eckhart Tolle suffering depression before his awakening. Adyashanti almost giving up and giving in to death before his awakening. Humility of truth. Truth of humility. Paradoxical power in not fearing to show your weakness. Power.

When my heart cries I live for you. I live to make you happy and to see the things you’ll do. I love myself. I live for me too. But I also live to make you happy and to keep on loving you.

May we enjoy the cute, the funny, the deep, the philosophical, the wisdom, the spiritual forever in the apparent illusion of time. Let’s enjoy the now that is eternal. May we help each other through the swings and roundabouts, illness or financial troubles may be trancended with loving support and co-visualisation. May the lows be barely noticeable and may the highs be truly highs. I know mountain peaks now that I have not known before, and your love was my guide. I trust my self-love will be the light that guides me through the valleys, but I hope your love will be there to amplify.

On this journey of self knowledge, self discovery, and awakening I can confidently hold your hand and walk towards our purple sunset regardless of whether or not I know what lies beyond the horizon.

We can do anything. We can be anything. What shall we do, what shall we be? There is no pressure to answer, perhaps we shall have a different answer every day. I offer you open ended infinite potential, to be the support or the space that you need to be the best you can be, I offer you the space or support you need to be open ended infinite potential. That is the freedom and the love that I offer you (at 4am while you sleep by my side). x

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Gettin Down (to Get Up)

Just gettin down…

Just gettin down…

Just gettin down…

 to get up!….

Sometimes you got to get down

…to get up!

Sometimes you got to get down

…to get up!

I might sit down…

I might get down…

but that won’t mean I’ve given up!

I might have me some me time…

But in the mean time…

I’m visualisin’ gettin up!

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VERSE 1

Just gettin down to get up, lit it up, Hit the switch

lluminated the environment with lighting, now you’re enlightened.

Got inspiration from Bristol to Tasmania, Small World to Ozora (temporary Zions)

Shamballah to Boom Town, From London to Brighton,

From the Magpie to the Upper Florentine to Chi Wholefoods with Rainbo Lion

and from Matter to the Hive dons switched my mics on.

From supporting Chester P in Passing Clouds to Congo Natty in Lakota,

Zion Train in Trinity, I’m not sure which was doper.

Or performing in Stonehenge as a Bard among the Druids,

I kept it real, and kept it Hip-Hop with a reggae flow that’s fluid.

But when depression set in I didn’t feel like reppin

I kept indoors to release the pain and the stressin

It’s all exalted, the curse was a blessin

time to write and time to heal, and I’ll come back with brand new weapons

the pen is mightier than the sword, and still ain’t no half steppin,

I’m full steppin to steppers dub with all my synchro bredrin!

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CHORUS

Just gettin down…

Just gettin down…

Just gettin down…

 to get up!….

Sometimes you got to get down

…to get up!

Sometimes you got to get down

…to get up!

I might sit down…

I might get down…

but that won’t mean I’ve given up!

I might have me some me time…

But in the mean time…

I’m visualisin’ gettin up!

Just gettin down

Just gettin down

Just gettin down

 to get up!…. x2

Just because you aren’t making progress as fast as you think you should does not mean you’re not making progress. Keep going! Relax, but keep going. And shine.

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