Ten

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Poetry

Perhaps the ten year old
had been his
very soul in disguise.

Come to shake him
from the prison of
his daytime …

An End To Seeking

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Behind the Film, Words

‘We are a Work in Progress.’ ~ the often said words of the allegedly wise, repeated without question by those drawn to the inculturated humility of the idea.

And so lives the perilous myth on which our human existence appears to have built itself. We are not yet enough. There is someone we must become. This life has conditions …

The Invitation

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Audio, Events, News, Soul Biographies Experience

It’s 2am. You’re wide awake.
Feeling alone. Unseen.
And inexplicably lost.

Discontent despite all
that you have around you.

The people. Your life.
Your dreams.

You wear a face that tells
the world you’re OK,
but you’re not.
You’re bone achingly tired
from the relentless
game of belonging …

Conscious Revolution – The Point Of This Work

“These times call for a conscious revolution in the way we act towards one another, driven by our capacity to better see and experience the common humanity that lives deep within our bones.”

Our innermost yearning is to be seen. And to know that we each belong without condition. But when this is not our experience, we are compelled to act dysfunctionally and it drives us further from one another’s sight. I become blind to you. And you to me …

A Creative Alternative to Hiring a Speaker

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Behind the Film, Events, Interviews, News

Someone had asked whether they could arrange a live Inner View Filming Experience at their event, as a creative alternative to hiring a speaker. I included these few words to give him a sense of what might happen if they were to do so …

“The room quietens as another film subject emerges deliberately from the audience. She, or he, approaches the Inner View Camera with something to say. Something worthwhile speaking. Words that have purpose, and an obvious use in his or her world. Perhaps even to the world at large. Words that set out to convince us all.

The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost, as the image is cast in high contrast black and white to a large screen. Arrestingly beautiful. Always. We are all to be included unreservedly in this experience of the human soul made visible. Of humanity witnessed.

From a palpable and utter stillness, it is as if the subject ‘is spoken’. Words. And space. And an unbridled vulnerability of such profound importance that the audience cannot turn away.

Here there is nowhere to hide. Here there is no need to hide. Here there is the surrender of control, the control that kept us from seeing one another. From seeing ourselves. Here, for this moment in time there is freedom. And an experience that will most probably live deep within each of us.” …

A Participant Was Overheard Saying This

A participant on leaving an Inner View Program was overheard saying;

“This is the first time in my life that I never wrote a single note. Five Days. FIVE DAYS. And for some inexplicable reason, I feel that I’ve remembered more about my place in the world than I could have ever learned.”

This appears to be the way of surrender.

The Glorious Ignoramus

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Poetry

I don’t know.

But I know that
I don’t know.

I love that
I don’t know.

That I can
never know
for sure.

So I have
stopped
looking to
understand
you.

Or convince you.

And now,
finally,
I can
see you.

I am a
glorious
ignoramus.

On You, Me and God

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Poetry

If no one had ever
told you of God,
what would
be your
understanding
of God?

If no one had ever
told you of Me,
what would
be your
understanding
of Me?

And if no one had ever
told you of You,
what would
be your
understanding
of You?

This Is Like A Hallowed Place

From this stillness and safety, the speaker starts to think more deeply, originally and creatively.

Previous jumbled thinking starts to make sense.

It feels like a truth, our real truth, who we really are, begins to emerge.

This is like a hallowed place.

See Colin’s Full Description of Inner View …

The Tree of Dreams

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Poetry

Many had gathered under the
tree of dreams.

All but one stood shaking its
branches for dreams
to fall…

The Reflection

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Poetry, Words

A few reflective words I wrote a year or so back. Trouble is the experience for most appears to be refractive.

The Reflection

As I gaze into the world, I realise
that nothing falters in its
ability to reflect what
I’ve come here to see.

My challenge remains
to admit
to what it is
that I’ve seen.

Awash With the Surrender of Control and an Extraordinary Mystery

For the first time I have committed words to paper by way of description of the way I film Soul Biographies, and the (meta) physical principles I know to be in play. You can READ this overview which forms the shape of the Inner View Method Program. I hereby dare you to breathe in this CURRICULUM.

It starts with this unusual introduction …

A Place Beyond Description

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in Poetry

You and me
amongst
the silence.

So as not to
shatter it
with words
that never
should
have
been …

Heaven From Hell

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Films, Poetry

She assumed that
she could tell
heaven from hell.

But the weight of an
overly burdened life
would seek to
disagree.

+ a film portrait suggestion …

A Few Words of Warning

A viewer who had been a participant (a witness from the audience and the witnessed in front of the camera) wrote to me with these few words of warning;

‘… sitting in the audience may appear to be a somewhat ‘safer’ way to engage in the work due to the distance from the camera and the intimacy of Nic’s full attention … but this is a false security. By witnessing Nic at work you will meet yourself and inevitably you will be profoundly moved by who you see. In so many ways it makes no difference where you are in relation to the camera.’ …

Beyond the High Prison Walls

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Poetry

Beyond the High Prison Walls

I don’t dream
of the freedom
that speaks of
my liberty to
act as I wish.

I dream of the
freedom that knows
beyond all shadow
of doubt that
I am everything.

For it is here,
beyond the high
prison walls,
that peace lies
still and unyielding.

‘How To See Someone’ Audio

A recently recorded few minutes as a contribution to you remembering your innate capacity to ‘see’ another.

From deep within the Art and Science of Witnessing.

‘… after nearly 15 years in close proximity to the camera and the human soul, it has come down to the stark realization that there is nothing to do, and no one to do it. And that this sense of profound surrender is perhaps the greatest contribution anyone could make to the world.’

Details of the teaching of this way can be found here. Many are inexplicably drawn to the possibility.

If you’d like a download of this audio piece, send us a message …

We Are Fragile Together

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Poetry

We are fragile. You and me.

Though we act strong,
our lives are
held together with
thoughts of where
we might be tomorrow.
And of disappointed
yesterdays …

Her Opening Eyes

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Poetry

All that she saw
through the
experience of
her own two eyes
had seemed
so real.

But now, in the
cold light of
this brand
new morning,
she couldn’t
be certain …

Notes From Behind The Inner View Camera

The room quietens as another film subject emerges deliberately from the audience. She, or he, approaches the Inner View Camera with something to say. Something worthwhile speaking. Words that have purpose, and an obvious use in his or her world. Perhaps even to the world at large. Words that set out to convince us all.

The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost …

A Must See Intro Film

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Events, News, Soul Biographies Inner View Method

A re-cut Intro Film to the Conscious Education of Seeing People. Featuring and filmed by participants in this 5 Day Program. The very experience caught between the frames. Play full screen naturally …

The Dream Of Waters

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Guitar

This guitar track was just recorded. In Dm9 tuning.

The track is named after the late Canadian Guitarist MICHAEL WATERS. It was he who first introduced me to this dreamlike tuning. As we sat each early morning in Hollyhock (Cortes Island, British Colombia, Canada) playing guitar and speaking of how unfathomable life really is.

We of course played exclusively in Dm9 (DADFAE) …

Beyond Coaching For Coaches Masterclass Playing Now

I recently recorded the Beyond Marketing For Coaches Masterclass on Zoom Video, annotated it and added guitar. It is playing for the next two weeks. It is a worthy exposure of some of the key components of the Soul Biographies Inner View Method. It is playing for the next two weeks.

You can see it here …

North, East, South and West

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Poetry

Four friends set
out from where
they stood.

One went North.
One East.
Another South.
The last one, West …

Somebody Else’s Map. Somebody Else’s Markings

‘… you think you have a map in your hand that’s going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you’re holding isn’t helping. It’s somebody else’s map. It’s somebody else’s markings on it.’

Two minutes on film, and the sense of an Interior Journey on Camera …