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M A G N U M   O P U S


T H E   M A S S E S


The definition of Magnum opus according to the American Heritage dictionary is “the greatest single work of an artist, writer, or composer.”  What follows is a collection of my art, poems, photos, writings and thoughts that I have compiled over the years.

I hope you enjoy the entire collection.  Hopefully this will make you feel good, help you see things more in perspective, make you think, and ultimately leave you with a feeling of happiness…enjoy.

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The Network of Energy

The universe functions with one thing, the energy that surrounds us.  Energy is everywhere.  Every day our body and mind generate energy.

For example, the human brain contains more than 100 billion neurons, which produce energy that is transferred from cell to cell.  Atoms travel across the universe through energy.  Sound travels through energy.  Light is energy.  Everything in the universe is connected to a network of energy.

I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about “energy around you” “aura” “vibrations around you”.  All these things are energy; it is how we interact with the universe.

I am going to make an analogy of how a computer network is similar to a human network.  We have super computers that are really advanced, and then we have some computers that can only process words.  They only have enough memory to be a word processor.  Some computers have a lot of information stored in them, and some have little information stored on them.  Humans are similar to these computers; each of us has stored information that is unique to the individual.  Like computers connected to a network, humans interact with each other through energy, in the larger network called the Universe.

Every time a thought is created, there is a release of energy into the brain that follows through into action, just like the internet.  Once you type the word and hit send on the keyboard, it is in the internet, whether you sent it to the computer next to you, or across the globe.  The same applies to thoughts or the creation of energy, as soon as we think that information is already in the universe.  Whether we follow our thoughts with actions is a different story; however we do not have to act in order to send the energy we have created. 

Sometimes we can be close to someone and know what they want, know what they think, or even say the same words at the same time. Many married couples will feel what the other partner is feeling.  Mothers know when there is something wrong with their children. Sometimes all it takes is for you to walk into a room and before meeting a person you already do not like them, or vice versa before you meet them you already like them. All these things are possible because of how energy is transferred in the atmosphere.

Have you ever scolded a child as you shake your hand at him or her pointing your index finger at them?  Did you notice they do not like it?  Have you ever argued with someone and you point at them with your index finger and notice that they did not like it?  Have you ever pointed your index finger at someone’s head as you are saying “I told you so” and notice they do not like it?  Why do people shake hands?  Why do people wave the top of their palm to greet people as they are passing by?  Why do Chinese people bow, instead of shaking hands?  Why do people hug?

Could it be because your fingers and your hands along with other points in your body are energy points which are used to transfer energy?  When you are scolding someone as you point your finger, negative energy is being amplified directly, and it tends to be very annoying.  Could it be that people shake hands to share their good will and transfer their good energy?  Could it be that Chinese people bow so as not to transfer any negative energy?  Could it be that when you hug someone you are transferring your good energy from one body to another, and that is why it feels so good to hug?

“Energy, even like the Biblical grain of mustard-seed, will move mountains.”


Hosea Ballou

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”


Benjamin Franklin

Energy in nature

Electro sensory is a bio-electrical system used by sharks to find their pray, they also use it to navigate using the ocean’s magnetic fields (energy).  Sharks are able to detect electrical currents at short ranges, that their pray give out as they swim, due to all living things producing weak electrical signals (energy). (For more on this)

Bees Navigate by using the sun rays (energy), and they are also sensitive to the earth’s magnetic field.  They are also very sensitive to polarized light when the sun is not visible. (For more on this)

Birds also use the earth’s magnetic field as a source of guidance; they also use the sun and stars as secondary guides.

Dogs and horses sense fear.  When we are afraid, our body produces a chemical reaction and energy, which animals see, hear or smell through the release of energy; this can be in the form of hormones an electrical release or both.

Bats can detect fruit flies up to 100 feet away through their system of echo, with sound and be able to “see” the prey even though they are blind.  Their auditory system is more efficient than any radar that has been made by humans. (For more on this)

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Just like in the animal kingdom, our universe functions on the same principle when it comes to the release of energy.  We can produce it, and our bodies also receive it.  We have the power to affect nature, each other and our universe through the use of energy.

The Ripple Effect

Energy is like throwing a stone into a body of water.  The momentum of the stone hitting the water creates ripples that spread throughout the body of water.  Energy created in our body or mind is no different, if it is positive it will create a positive affect, if it is negative it will create a negative affect.

As the saying goes, what goes around comes around.  Imagine yourself walking around with a full body mirror in front of you, and every time someone yells at you, that energy that is created, amplified and returned to the person that produced it.

Sometimes someone cuts you off in traffic, or they say something negative, or yell at you.   All these forms of negative energy are released and eventually make contact with the person which they are aimed at.  That person receives the negative energy and then reacts to it, by creating and amplifying either positive or negative energy.

As an example, if we have an angry person who is going around creating negative energy, through thoughts and actions, spreading it to every person he sees.  If he sees 20 people in a day and the first person he meets he yells at, in turn that person walks away refusing to be infected with his negative energy. 

The next person he meets, he yells at and the person amplifies and returns the negative energy three fold.  The next person he meets and comes into conflict with, yells at him and creates and amplifies the negative energy ten fold; or gets in a fight with him and so on till he has met the 20th person.

The first person he met walked away, refusing the negative energy and was not affected as much by him.  However by being negative and meeting the other 19 people who returned the negative energy back to him amplified, (this quickly adds up) by the end of the day this angry person or creator of negative energy will end up exhausted, depressed or feeling ill; this is just one day, now imagine doing it every day.

Just as easy as we can produce negative energy, we have the choice of producing positive energy.  Energy that can be used for good and that will have pleasant effects not only on you, but the person who experiences it, or receives it and amplifies the positive energy and returns it to you.

Children are specifically susceptible to this.  Children are at their most perfect stage as a human in their first five years of life.  This is the time when they come in contact with their atmosphere and fortunately or unfortunately they also come in contact with the people around them. 

The people around these children have great power over them.  Children are like a sponge at that age, they absorb everything, especially energy good or bad.  If someone verbally or physically abuses them, this bombardment of negative energy will have a lasting effect on their life.  The same goes for positive energy, if they receive love, protection and praise, this too will have a long lasting effect; that not only affects them when they are young, but will last a life time.

As an exercise for the next week, put attention to the consequence that your words have on people.  When you get mad and say something negative to the person who made you angry, how does that person react?  (By the way, that person did not make you angry.  You made yourself angry.  Nobody has the power to make you do anything you do not want to do.  You are the one who creates your thoughts and your universe.)  The same applies if you say something positive, how does the person react?  What are the consequences that followed?

If you said something negative did the person say something negative to you?  Then you became angrier and say something worse to them? Did that person choose to ignore you and walked away?

Negative energy tends to repel people, because it is an unpleasant effect, so people walk away to get away from the negative energy their body is feeling. 

On the other hand, did you say something nice, such as you look very nice today!  What was the response?  Did you continue talking with that person?  If you said, you look excellent! May I give you a hug?  Wow! What a compliment! Not only did you release a positive energy, but you followed it up with an action, a hug.  How does that person react?

"Just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger."

- Og Mandino

With this exercise, you will become aware of the affect that your thoughts and actions (carried out through creating energy) have on people.  You will become more aware of the power of your body as a generator of energy.

Creating Energy

Energy is around you and it is in you.  It is in what you say, think and what surrounds you.  It can be in the music that you listen to, the movies you watch, what you drink, what you eat, your hobbies or your friends.  You are the one who decides if it is positive or negative energy that you want to surround yourself with.

You are responsible for all that happens in your life, because you are the one who controls the conception of energy; your thoughts, your words and your actions affect the universe you create.  It all starts with YOU.  It is all within your power to change anything in your life, your job or your world.

Once YOU create a thought, it turns to energy and you follow through with action.  How large or how small do you want to create your universe?  Nobody else knows except you.  Do you want flowers in your garden, or do you want coals in your front yard?

Imagination and thought are the central forces that start our creation process.  We can think that we are happy, or we can think that we are sad and it takes the same effort to create either thought.

“If you constantly think of illness, you eventually become ill; if you believe yourself to be beautiful, you become so.”


Shakti Gawain

“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts we create the world.”


Gautama Buddha

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think, we become.”


Gautama Buddha

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”


Paul H. Dunn

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”


Frank Lloyd Wright

“Imagination is more important than knowledge


Albert Einstein

Once you realize that YOU are the source of the energy and the cause of your present situation; then you can take action to make some positive changes.

Choosing the path




Chasire Cat Syndrom


A medical eponym taken from Alice in Wonderland, it was first described by the British physician Eric George Lapthorne Bywaters (born 1910) in 1968.

When Alice asked the Cheshire cat which road she should take, he asked her where she wanted to go.

"I really don’t know. I suppose it doesn’t really matter," she replied.

"Well, then I suppose it doesn’t matter what road you take," he aptly remarked.

A lot of times we overlook the obvious, happiness and purpose in our lives are in front of us at all times. The first thing is to figure out which path we want to take in order to follow it. Once you find your true path, happiness and purpose come with it; the problem is that most of the time, either we have not decided which path to take or we are doing something that is not true to our nature, only to fail miserably every single time.

"Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love."

- David McCullough


As an example let’s look at these beautiful ducks and fishes.  The ducks do not wake up in the morning and say, let’s look at our busy schedule.  What do we have to do today?  No, the ducks wake up in the morning and they do what ducks do, because they are ducks.  Nature instilled in them the true purpose and nature to their being.  Humans are the same way, but due to our excessive erroneous thinking, and sometimes surrounding ourselves with negative energy; we tend to get distracted from our true nature and follow the wrong path many times.  The same thing with the fish in this picture, they do not plan what they want to be, they are fish, act like fish and do what fishes do.  The same applies to all things in nature.

Be like the duck, do not think about what you are, you just are.  What are you?

Are you a teacher?  A healer?  An artist?  A writer? A poet? An attorney?

You have to ask yourself, what brings you the most happiness out of life?  What is that one thing in your life that you can do day in and day out and never become bored with it?  Whatever that is, you have been doing it all your life, because that is what and who you are.  In my case I have been drawing every since I can remember.  I have drawings that I did when I was 4 years old.  I can remember my hobby when I was 5.  I would lie in the ground finding images in the clouds.

That is what I have been doing all my life, creating beauty through art.  Time passes quickly, and every time I do not feel happy, I draw, I paint, I design, I create.  I realize that I am an artist, some times I had to take jobs that would pay the bills, but in between I am an artist, and every chance I get I am an artist.  So you see, in a way I am like the duck. 

If the duck tried to be something else for a day, he would fail miserably because he tried to be a fish. (He did it just because he needed the money) The next day he went back to being a duck and became happy.  Some friends of the duck told him that he should be a swan (There is more money in that) and so he tired being a swan for a few days.  There was more money, but the duck felt miserable because he was a fake so he went back to being a duck and became happy again.  The moral of that story is to be what you are supposed to be; “Yourself” you see in this life we are supposed to be doing what is essential for our well being and happiness.  We are supposed to be whatever we are, that one thing that brings us happiness day in and day out. Not because it is easy, or because it is hard, or because there is more money in it, but because that is what we are supposed to be.

Once you find yourself and your true purpose in life, submerge yourself in your true being. Wake up and be yourself, 24 hours a day 7 days out of the week, 365 days out of the year, without changing; eat, breath, think, sleep and surround yourself with positive energy that will radiate your true self.  It is not work, it is just YOU!  It is your happiness and purpose in life, it is what brings you and helps you create unlimited positive energy.

Blocking Energy With Fear

Fear is a negative element that blocks the flow of positive energy.  When you are on the road to find your true self, you will meet negative individuals and negative energy along the path to happiness.  We can get caught up on the negativity and spend countless hours of our time arguing and then ourselves amplifying this negative energy, regardless of the form that it comes in.

You will meet a lot of people that will discourage you from your goals by telling you not to do that, there is no money in that or you need a lot of money to do what you want to do.  You do not have the experience to do that, you do not have enough education.  The negative comments are endless, and they may come from many sources, friends, family or strangers.

Negative people or negative energy will often distract you from the positive path. Once you become distracted little by little you start absorbing the negative energy and before you know it you start believe what they say.  You might say "well, I know it is hard, I know it will take a lot of money, maybe I should do something else until I save some money".  You start absorbing the negativity that comes through in form of fear, lies or jealousy and before you know it you are following the wrong path.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use"

- Earl Nightingale

Nothing in this world is hard, regardless of what it is.  Weather you are building a product or following a career, it is the same.  You start at the foundation taking small steps one at a time, focusing on the small positive accomplishments along the way; never taking the eye off of the goal and before you know it you will have it.  Whatever your mind desires can be accomplished.

The trick is to surround yourself with positive energy & people and let go of negativity, or avoid it as much as possible. 

If someone yells at you, say have a good day back to them.  If some one cuts you off in traffic, slow down and give them some room.  If someone wants to argue with you reject the argument and realize that it is not you with the problem, but the other person.  Every chance you get instead of becoming involved with the negative energy, replace it with positive energy. 

You will be surprised how many hours, days and in some cases years; are spent of our precious limited time getting caught up with stupidity, fear and negative energy.

Never give in to temptation or negativity and become satisfied with what you have, because you are in a comfort zone, even if it is difficult. Becoming complacent at the cost of surrounding yourself with the wrong energy for days or years is not worth the price and time.

Life is too short to be stuck in a negative state.  Do not surround yourself with negative entities, persons, comments, literature, images, music, movies, etc.  Every minute that we pass unhappy is a minute too many that we will never recapture. Never wait for something or someone to do it for you.  You have to take the initiative and do it for yourself, and the time in NOW!

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."

- John Rohn

"Dream as if you'll live forever ... live as if you'll die today"

- James Dean

"The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this victory can never know defeat"

- George Washington Carver

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

- Confucius

"If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking"

- Buddhist Saying

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday"

- Author Unknown

Controlling The Mind

One of the things I strongly believe in is meditation.  Meditation is about learning to control the mind.  Not letting the mind control you.  A lot of people go through life being controlled by the mind and by everyone else for that fact.

As an exercise sit in a room, or a park or a quiet place just for you; sit up straight to align your energy points, and breathe deeply.  Close your eyes and for the next three minutes, think of NOTHING! 

If a thought comes to your mind, mentally tell yourself STOP! And go back to trying to think of nothing, focusing only in your deep breathing. 

Concentrate and become conscious of every breath that you are taking, nothing else.  If thoughts of the things you have to do come in, block them and say STOP!

Go back to concentrating on thinking about absolutely nothing and concentrate on your breathing.  What this does is to allow you to control your mind, and when we control the mind we control the energy we produce.

After you master 3 minutes, move on to 5 and then 10.  It might not seem like it is a lot of time, but to some people getting to the 1 minute mark will be difficult.

Ultimately you will learn to control not only the mind, but also the decisions we make.  You will learn to focus more accurately on your goals and ambitions.

Our body is the reactor of energy that is capable of producing an unlimited amount of positive energy.  Do not wait till the future to put it to use.  Do it NOW!

Making Changes

If you have a job that makes you miserable, remember you are in control, change it.  If you are in a relationship that is making you miserable, you are in control, change it.  Anything in your life that does not feel right, you can change.

Some people refuse to take the responsibility for their own actions, and blame everyone else for their problems.  They frown and complain about all the problems that they have and do nothing about them, because it is someone else’s fault that they find themselves in the situation that they are in.

“Buddhism is rational and requires personal effort, stating that by only one’s own efforts can Perfect Wisdom be realized. Each individual is responsible for his or her own emancipation from anguish and suffering.”

All of the problems that we have are self created, and as easily as we create them, we can demolish them.  By realizing that we are the source of the energy, we can take responsibility for our actions and change anything we want. 

I could write a list longer than 20 pages on excuses why people hang on to their belief that they are in their present situation, whatever that might be, because of something that happened to them in the past. 

Pumbaa: It's like my buddy Timon always says: you got to put your behind in your past.
Timon: No, no no. Amateur. Sit down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you."


The Lion King (1994)

There is no need to cling to things that happened in our past because there is nothing we can change.  Equally some people live thinking about the future, based on dreams of what they are going to do in the future, even though they never follow through on it.

The future is a result of our present and since the future does not exist; until we create it in the present we should constantly strive to live in the present moment.  There is no time like the present.

Every decision you make, you make in the present.  You have the option of making a decision right now, not tomorrow, now as you are reading this.  You are capable of making a decision in your mind that will affect you for the rest of your life, regardless of your past.  You have that option available an unlimited amount of times, as long as you are living.

Love, Appreciation & Time

Love is the ultimate source of positive energy.  With love we can change the world and everything in it.  Love is the essence of God, and the tool that we need to break down any negative barrier.

Love & appreciation together form a good bond of positive energy, where you are able to pass the flow of both love and positive energy.

Too many times we do not stop to smell the roses, to play with our pets, or play with children.  We do not take the time to enjoy the sunset or to enjoy a park in silence. 

Most of all, we do not take the time to spread the love and positive energy to those that are close to us; to give them a hug, or tell them how much they mean to us.  We do not take the time to tell them how much we appreciate them, and some times they are gone in the blink of an eye.

Never wait to tell someone you love them, you might not see them again.  Our time is limited and there is no time like the present.  Take a moment to tell people who you love how much you love them and how much you appreciate them. 

Remember that the most precious thing we have to give is time, time is the most valuable resource we have.  Be careful on who you spend it on, or how you spend it.  Every single second that passes is a second gone that we will not get back, that second that passed will brings us closer to our final destination.

A Meditation Prayer

The following exercise of positive energy is meant for all of God’s children Buddhist, Christians, Muslims, Protestants, Catholics, Jews and anybody else that believes in a higher power.  We must all realize that we are ALL brothers and sisters, in the eyes of our creator of the entire universe, not just the fragment of matter we call earth.

We are all connected directly to one another and to our creator.  Let us all join forces together in a flow of positive energy and meditate, in order to achieve peace in our own hearts, and make this a more beautiful world in which to live in; through the love of God and the wave of positive energy we can all create.

Take a moment to clear your mind and relax your body.  Contemplate the thought of positive energy filled with love, positive energy that we will create as if today was our last day; Positive energy that we will amplify 1000 times over.

Sit up as straight as possible to align your body, and allow the energy to flow properly.



Breathing deeply…




Take a deep…deep breath








Take another deep breath…












Take a deep breath…







Relax yourself & humble your heart and open your mind.  Allow love, white light, and positive energy into every molecule and strand of your body; this is the love of God and eternal positive energy surrounding you.











To the heavenly Love and Consciousness that surrounds us,


Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.


Let me make the best of each and every day.


I thank you for this day.


I thank you for my hearing.


I thank your for the food that I ate.


I thank you for the friends that surround me.


I thank you for my clothes.


I thank you for my health.


I thank you for my family.


I thank you for allowing me to breath.


I thank you for my hands, feet and eyes.


I thank you for all the things we take for granted every single day.


Please broaden my mind so that I can accept all things, and hear from you more clearly.

And when I stray, let me repent, and confess to you with my mind, body and soul, and allow me to receive your forgiveness. 

Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for your forgiveness.  I'm blessed because you are a forgiving and understanding God.

Heavenly Father I believe that you change people. I pray for all my sisters and brothers regardless of their upbringing and religious belief to accept you together as one, bringing all of us together making this world a more peaceful place.  Let us extend our love for one another regardless of race or origin.

You have done so much for me and you keep on blessing me.


Please keep me safe from all harm and away from all evil.  


Give me strength and courage to overcome the things that I have no control over, and the wisdom to learn from those trying times.


Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others, and allow me to be a beacon of positive energy in doing your will.


Keep me strong that I may help the weak.


Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. 


Where there is anger, I pray for peace.


Where there is fear I pray for valor.


Where there is hunger I pray for bountiful food. 


Where there is debt I pray for a quick settlement of that debt. 


Where there is lack of spirit I pray for your presence.


Where there is hatred I pray for love.


Where there is ignorance I pray for your wisdom to penetrate those minds. 


When someone is dying I pray for your peace and comfort to surround them, and for you to bring them closer to you.


I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way. 


I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. 


I pray for those who don't know you intimately. 


I pray for those that don't believe.

I pray that these words be received into the mind, body and soul of every person that sees them, and may you bless them, enrich their lives & grow with them spiritually throughout eternity.

This is my wish and prayer for YOU my brother or sister as you are reading this, in order to bring you closer to the love of our Creator and his eternal positive energy.  May he fill you with wisdom, love and positive energy, to act as a beacon of positive energy until the day we all act as one, in praising God and feel connected to the eternal flow of positive energy, and may the almighty God Bless your life and anything or anybody that touches your life. 

All of us together as a family of this small planet can create and amplify positive energy and love, forming it into a powerful wave of unlimited positive energy that will fill the world, till it has no where else to go, but outward into the vast universe we all call home.

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