bicycle day 2020

by Taliesin Gilkes-Bower

celebrating Bicycle Day in sacred solidarity via working risk reduction tonight at Bicycle Night.

Happy High Holy Days!

Before then, please join me {happening now!} in watching the educational streams from ‘Sacred Solidarity Festival’ put together by MAPS & many more.

https://www.thespore.org/sacred-solidarity-festival

{ love seeing friends show their smarts & hearts! } 


.Grateful that I can continue to live my purpose as a transformational spaceholder & healer albeit in a transpersonal online form.

Grieving not being able to be physically present, especially as this year was going to crown a decade working as a Burning Man Green Dot {additionally trained mental health specialist} Ranger .


. In acknowledgement of socially isolated experimentation & to share my 15 years in the psychedelic field I am writing a short guide for risk reduction reccs when solo tripping <3

In parallel I am chipping away at writing Festival Frontline Risk Reduction {yes I am writing two books at once}.

Additionally, I extend myself as a resource if you are going into a psychedelic space & have any questions or need someone to distance-sit for you.

This work is my purpose & my pleasure.

Additionally, as a academically trained trauma informed transpersonal somatic healer, if you are finding your trauma patterns are activated in this strange time or if you are seeking aid in related ways I am feeling well resourced to hold space in this form as well.


Wishing all beings freedom of consciousness, may we co-evolve & co-create the world we wish to live in via sharing our skills & deepening our capacity to sense in all spheres & planes.


Bicycle Night : https://www.bicyclenight.org/

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DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE{PAINT} : a habit changing art challenge

Photo by Taliesin Gilkes-Bower

Facepaint by Jess of Art Kinetica

Photo by Jess of Art Kinetica

DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE{PAINT} : a habit changing art challenge .


last shoot I worked {3/11 pre-C19 : that as yet innocent & naive time of small group art making}, I had my face professionally painted as the US Constitution by Jess of Art Kinetica.


Full face paint proved a 100% effective & expressive way of training me to not touch my face.


Seeing as the first step to breaking / altering any habit is to be aware of when & why you engage in the behavior, facepaint proved a ridiculously fun ever present reminder.


For example, in a distracted moment {complete conscious attention on running lines} my wiggy ear got itchy & I grazed it with my hand.

OOP!

My typically unnoticed habit was immediately revealed to me viscerally via a dark smear of paint on my finger. This was my sole transgression all day as after that I rededicated myself to both my crew {relying on me to maintain continuity of charachter} & the communities I come in contact with.

DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE{PAINT} is an expressive art challenge for social good!

Do yourself & all those you come into contact with a service & train yourself out of the habit of touching your face which could now result in lives lost down the transmission line.

Your facepaint could be as simple as one solid color or comprehensive make up, or you can make the painting process a cathARTic daily art project expressing how you are feeling / the charachter you’d like to play that day!

You will also serve as a body billboard for those around you to not touch their faces.

If full face feels overwhelming, you can choose to focus on covering mucus membranes {eyes, nose, mouth} & surrounding areas as high priority to train yourself out of touching.

Make facepaint a daily project & post your process until you get in the habit!


Tag #donttouchyourfacepaint & #donttouchchallenge & share other creative ways you are not touching your face & etc !


Be an April Fool all month long, for group goodness sake!

Wishing you good habits via creative social pressure,

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#donttouchyourface #aprilfools #aprilfoolsday #facepaint

COVID-19 RRx Risk Reduction

Shelter in Play : Quaranteam Bodywork

SomaSenZ demonstration

“The median incubation period was estimated to be 5.1 days (95% CI, 4.5 to 5.8 days), and 97.5% of those who develop symptoms will do so within 11.5 days (CI, 8.2 to 15.6 days) of infection. These estimates imply that, under conservative assumptions, 101 out of every 10 000 cases (99th percentile, 482) will develop symptoms after 14 days of active monitoring or quarantine.”

https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2762808/incubation-period-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-from-publicly-reported

We are in for months of quarantine

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615370/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing-18-months/?fbclid=IwAR3s5EDIaqmjDPRzLODV10EGWe9IpcAGMOi_xSEZGUuv9Jb7d-SH5PU6rW4

Official Data : Flattening the curve for the long haul

Nitrous Oxide as potential treatment

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC544093/?fbclid=IwAR1PS6H8hY30XV7Ms-WBgJrEj5Fct8JBPchuqMMRqcOXe5iNqVmwpyHfh6I

Italians share what they wish they would have known 10 days ago

http://www.openculture.com/2020/03/quarantined-italians-send-a-message-to-themselves.html?fbclid=IwAR0NAehb7Wa_dv5ePgsADTom5dK2goK19kmGwGkfU5250wW7Iigoc7px4vc

STAY HOME = SAVE LIVES

Visual learners

Elderberry is contraindicated once someone is infected with COVID-19. “

Unlike the flu, elderberry is *not* recommended for COVID-19. Elderberry functions through the cytokine system, which is why it can help auto-immune problems. However, what kills you in COVID-19 is cytokine storms that end up with your body attacking your own lung tissue and bleeding into your lungs. So, taking something that helps you fight infection by waking up that system… is a risk.” –posted by a former classmate, who also says that Reishi operates in the same way…sharing because I know many people, including myself, who’ve had great luck with elderberry remedies for flus–but it definitely sounds like the wrong medicine with this virus…”
From Liz boubion 


https://naturallysimple.org/living/2020/02/14/why-elderberry-might-not-be-the-best-adjunct/?fbclid=IwAR135dOW9BinI3rEjp-5G-9Gtl5_v7092ktAzTzUO9yuzEU24b9E7GUg2OA

From Jenn raptor

I would be grateful for access to these papers if anyone has institutional access :

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/act.2016.29062.eya

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/act.2006.12.214

Get outside in the sun :

https://medium.com/@ra.hobday/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-509151dc8065

Most well researched article I have found so far :

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca?fbclid=IwAR1Ir8wYlhvr90NOQtu-kt4lEh0A_zpnOAtwEA-PhM2iMDBrxAw9B1NDUQc

People’s corona virus response group {meta organizing info & action thread}

https://www.facebook.com/groups/227796518342860/?fref=nf

More zoomed out view {via Delara}

https://medium.com/@joshfields/is-civilisation-on-the-verge-of-collapse-14ffa9cac6e4

Brought me to tears :


Pandemic
What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,on trying to make the world different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down.
And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that we are connectedin ways that are terrifying and beautiful.(You could hardly deny it now.)Know that our livesare in one another’s hands.(Surely, that has come clear.)Do not reach out your hands.Reach out your heart.Reach out your words.Reach out all the tendrilsof compassion that move, invisibly,where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–for better or for worse,in sickness and in health,so long as we all shall live.
–Lynn Ungar 3/11/20

If you become unwell : nurse suggestions :

{although France is saying no NSAIDs so go with the acetomenophen not the advil

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1DioVg-8nu25up0JMdd-w3AsJPy1tl0MsobfG6TzGOws/mobilebasic

Ceremony holders

Queer expansion of woom

queer expansion of womb = woom as sacred safe space of primary protection ><
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To have z quality of Woomness is to hold an embodied space for vulnerability, receptivity, listening, where new forms of life, love, & creation can sprout. Wooming can be : attuning to cycles, getting soft, diving deep as ocean dancing in a drop, spaciously taking all z time needed, & giving without expectation {seeing wider that this is serving all}.
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Woomz are z most sacred spaces there are in this physical incarnate form, the nexus interfacing material & spiritual. Innocence immanates / life leaps from woomz, so for them to be cared for is to care for what is coming, an investment in future freedom. Upon completion of ‘Trauma through a child’s eyes’ I viscerally realize that so much begins in z before born & in birthing : of children, creations, or concepts. Ideally what we ensoul in flesh / physicality is material manifestation of deep loving relationship.
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Walking in this whirld with/as a woom does not necessitate having female reproductive organs. AnyBody can choose to carry woom space, & indeed many of z woomz I have z privilege of associating with were not assigned female at birth. .
We all need practice in holding Woomz well.
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Will you protect & tend woomspace with me? How do you tend your woom?
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Through Healing Harvest from Harm I am in z tender practice of opening & healing my woomz {physical, energetic, spiritual}. I welcome you to describe your woomtending methods to help guide z care & keeping {& purrrhaps sharing in right relation & respect} my woomz. .
Blessed bee.elated international womb.ins day {keeping its own schedule}. .
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queer #queerart #queerartist #womb #woomy #woom #womensday #womenshistorymonth #internationalwomensday #womensday2019 #feminism #feminist #feministart #femme #freethenipplemovement #freethenipplecampaign #freethenipple #nude #feminine #yin #portrait #sacredspace #witch #protection #spells #traumarecovery #sexualhealing #trauma #vulnerability #intimacy

Wakinyan cane

Restoration : planting north pole of wakinyan cane >< Strengthening spine, acupuncture point of planet activated again >< backbone of Gaia, returning to reign >< Dreaming of Perkunas, playing Heyoka role now main >< Pachamama incarnate initiating into condor lineage – awareness attain >< Fully felt in my medicine, welcoming rain >< acknowledgement of essence as water & sensing skills made plain >< cracking egg open : purity in power, embodied…explain >< instructed from the following not to refrain >< hands giving blessings, tears anointing, new methodologies gain >< Singing to waters : offering healing, taking away pain >< >< >< Lithuanian lullabies hushing harmful ways, nightmares passing away in peace >< Evolution is collective, may delusions cease >< living lucid dream awake – reveling rapturous release >< Waterbodies contact, Fluid attentiveness, swim deeper – shedding sense of self in peace >< Presence in pressure, comforting the beast >< unfurrow, unfurl, guardedness cease >< Open, surrender, Release the Crease >< >< >< #wakinyan #thunder #gaia #earthmedicine #planet #biosphere #earthspirit #medicinewoman #godofthunder #heyoka #pachamama #earthguardians #gridwork #prophecy #sacred #naturespirit #elemental #waterbody #waterwoman #ascension #water #ceremony #spell #ritual #blessings #healinghands #natureheals #earthhealing #earthmedicine #naturemedicine

Have you nourished your animal today?

Humanimal ~ have you nourished your animal today? Feeding your body is more then feasting on food
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< physical sustenance also includes : sleep, hydration, movement, supportive touch, and breathing deeply . < reciently a consent company collaborator complimented me with “you’re a good animal” . < this feedback emerged after being observed enagaing in my simple ‘background’ routine self care habits which include hydration, honed eating patterns, and stretching frequently (normalizing movement as we continued to dialogue regarding our business). . < this led to reflection on how contrary to the norm my tuned in body behaviors are. . < These alternative methods of self care were made possible through arduous journeys developing the personal courage to listen to my body’s communication. . < This inner listening is a deep practice when the default is uncomfortable stillness and ignoring or suppressing senate needs (or not even cultivating awareness of body needs in the first place). this contrast catalyzed the realization that our animal bodies hunger for a new culture becond the deficit default. . < { I often cause stretch and dance scenes in public that materialize around my solo somatic self care seeds } . < Along this vein of thought, and through my own path of excavating and expressing traumas in my body I created a dance massage bodywork style called SomasenZ. One of the purposes of SomasenZ is to help expand access to safe abundant loving touch. I believe having plenty of mutually satisfying platonic touch available will bring peace to this planet through reconnecting us with embodied empathy ~ cultivating compassion for our shared physicality as collective corpus mundi. I continue to deepen into the understanding that bodywork is just one application for the core practice of dilating the whole body as a sense organ of awareness. I am deeply excited to be actively accomplishing one of my major life purposes in teaching others this SomasenZ skill I have developed over a lifetime of being somatically sensitive. >< Continued in comments ><

Samhain

Blessed Samhain >< all saints / martyrs >< we did not burn in vain :: Memories haunt : too many lives to name :: Medicine Keepers Slandered, Persecuted by law, Jailed in blame :
Stoned, Hung, Hunted, Systematically Slain :

ancestral wounding carries shadow sorrow & stain : & : yet knowing magic workings ov this earthly plane : = :

Body can be bound but soul none can restrain :

Healing harvest from pain :

Patterns of culture we must retrain :

Speaking plain :
Now is z time for earth tenders to reign :

Reclaiming lifestyles safe sacred sexy & sane : { In this new year all Emboding z knowledge we are one & z same } ><
📸 @danielcloughphotography

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samhain #allhallows #allsaints #martyr #witch #burning #pagan #newyear #ancestors #ancestry #history #remember #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #death #muerte #trauma #earthworship #witchart #earth #newculture #ancestral #intergenerational #ancestralhealing #healing #magic #spell #poetry #poet #rhyme

Logo design

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi >< what message do yew spy in this anagram typography? Hint : designed for an aptly named festival in Oregon >< art brain delight challenge to form a heart mirror from this word >< created to remind each other to seek this state of relating in all interaction >< #typography #handlettering #originals #original #design #designer #handdrawntype #handdrawing #graphicdesign #logo #logomaker #inks #handcarved #stamp #stamps #stamping #rumi #anagram #visualart #visualanagram #mirror #mirrordesign #art #artist #logodesigner #logodesigns #patch #ispy #handmade