Born and bred in South London and currently working in East London, fascinated by the bizarre and off-key, pop-culture, folk art, pound shops and collecting. Intrigued by inventions, colour, movement and scale. Celebrating a sense of playfulness and humour through placing unlikely objects, textures and colours in to new environments.
Ahimsa: The art of none-violence towards all living beings! Intention is powerful!
Leaving Montreal for a smaller town named Sutton. I needed to get out of the city after being with an addict for a year. I needed to leave the hospital’s, the addiction clinics, the pharmacy’s and all the judgment you receive when you are an addict. Addiction to me is simply an unbalance and sadly medication takes you on a ride further and further from your true self. When the intention was to retrieve your life and your true self to begin with. I could not watch him suffer on top of more suffering and suffering.
The sad thing was, prescription medication does not fall from the sky. When those who prescribe do not want to take responsibility for their decisions as a professional, it fucking sucks! Complete your circle, you are dealing with a human being and a life.
I did not want Jason to be judged, he had gone thru enough pain in his life, including self-inflicted pain. When you are suffering from old wounds or new wounds that have never been honoured. Some people start self-medicating. He had developed chronic pain and was prescribed all these medications by doctors and even pain specialist. The pain specialist was clear about the fact that with methadone, is nervous system was “mooch” as she said it herself, from what I understood, Jello
When your nervous system is mooch, pain can simply be present because of a nervous system disorder. The more you take, the more you need and the more your brain and your body tells you that this is what makes you feel better. Seeing the one I loved become thin, sicker and sicker with all these medication. I did not judge and I did not try to intervene because it was his process and his life. I respected what he needed to go thru and realize on his own. Being abandoned by his family and friends, I just wanted to guide him to a better place. Detox was the only option because every step I decided to walk with him, I knew that I was powerless over him and his decisions.
When we are in pain on a daily basis, the only thing you desire is to find your old self. The happy self that you were. Without the experience you can’t even understand the future impact on your body, your mind and your soul. Sometime’s medication is a band aid solution, specially for chronic pain patients. The more you take, the more you need and the more your inner void feels empty.
My personal feeling on addiction is that as you keep self-medicating, the bigger your inner void becomes. The real issues are ignored. You feel numb, your inner drive leaves you, you get so many after effects on your body that you end up needing your own little pharmacy.
Doctors are in the top percentage of drug addicts and when you check surveys, they would not prescribe most of the things they permit themselves to prescribe to patients, to their family and friends. If you know your drugs, you know that pharmaceutical drugs are the best. They are pure and you can’t find this quality of drugs on the streets.
The thing that makes me the most sad is that most patients are in full trust when it comes to their relationship with their doctor, psychiatrist, anyone with a P.H.D.. If a psychologist tells you that you are depressed after a 5 minute questionnaire. You might start feeling depressed because of the trust and the belief that you put into your health care practitioner. Placebo effects are strong, belief is strong, the mind is connected to the body and much of our beliefs will sink slowly into our body. With emotion’s and thoughts being inter-connected , when we feel something it is hormones receiving a message from your nervous system. We are an organic machines to doctors but we are so much more than that as individuals.
We forget that health practitioner’s are human and they are flawed as well. The error is human right? Most of these people are over worked. When you are out of balance, how can you help someone find their own inner balance and health? When anyone and everyone is tired and has a lack of sleep. We all get into an automatic mode and we might not be fully aware of the impact we can have on someone’s health when we are a burned out. This includes what we say, what we do and how we proceed in our action’s. This is normal and it is human but this is where I wonder, if are medical system is so sick and flowed, how can we truly help patients in their suffering without any band-aid solutions?
In Ayurveda, when you prescribe a client anything, you must test it properly on yourself first, to empathize fully with the effects and the dosage for each individual client. Money was not given to any Ayurvedic doctor in the past because money corrupts. Health and money do not go well together because it has a strong effect on the intention towards healing. The simple intention must be seeing the person as a person just like us and we have become numbers in the medical system.
We are so much much more then that and to me, we are spiritual beings living a human life, being human is a gift, spirituality and the interconnectedness is a gift and having a physical healthy body is a gift!
My love finding love in pain:
Author: Melika Emira Baccouche
David Choe, my favorite artist experiencing seeing a real dinosaur!
Romeo is a humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics which is intended to be a genuine personal assistant and companion.
This research platform is now being used to validate the possible service uses for a larger robot than Nao and to test new technologies for possible integration in future Aldebaran products. These innovations stem from Aldebaran Robotics’ own research as well as research conducted by partners in the academic and industrial sectors within the scope of joint projects such as the PSPC project of the Romeo 2 Future investment programme supported by Bpifrance.
The innovations tested on Romeo include human-robot interaction, moving eyes and the vestibular system, force control. etc.
Four European laboratories have already acquired the first Romeo robot prototypes
Another video to show the robot tested outside a commercial environment
I wanted to share this beautiful short film by Spike Jones.
I adore this short movie! It is a true work of art and a reflection of consciousness, mindfulness, vulnerability, including the art of sharing inspired by love.
Enjoy the beauty!
Melika Emira Baccouche
Recycled cabins from around the world!
Encourages me to become a even more free. Last night I slept in the rain outside without a tent and it was amazing. It was warm and I was well placed! :). I wanted to be with my 3 cats and chill and it was beautiful. I filmed, created and played!
Under something over me! An object!
Warmth, unconditional love and peace with nature!
I need to feel some kind of commitment and action on your end. Not simply words and idea’s. Words and idea’s are great but if there is no action taken. How do you manifest anything. Doing what you love will it will lead you to where you want to be.
I feel you put to much of what you love on the back burner and you seem to always have a reason. I want you to focus more on what you love. If you tell me something, you can be a bit late, I’m not anal. But the avoidance consistency is draining me and it must be draining you. Maybe you don’t feel you deserve to put energy in things you love. I don’t know?? But to me this has kept me grounded and sane! Try to keep your word, try to give the respect you would like to receive yourself in your communication skills instead of avoiding. Avoiding creates a void between us.
screaming is not hearing each other and at the end of every day I want to laugh and smile and be cool but be real about the check list of life!
The more I don’t give a shit about the computer or the phone or the digital furniture. The more my life seems interesting, the more I feel grounded because I am not overly stimulated. My stimulation is sometimes like a child? Very basic, connecting with my sense and feeling the simplicity of life. Fiouf!
Okay my fellow friends! Let’s share a funny video,
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE, WHEN YOUR A STRANGER!
I just wanna say, thank-god for KIND people in this world because they do make a big difference!!!
Author: Melika Emira baccouche
What does healthy love mean?
Health is not the absence of disease, we all go in and out of balance like nature. Connecting with your mind, your body and your spirit is giving yourself a gift. Why are we so graceful and nice with others and we do not give ourselves the same unconditional love and grace? If you can take care of others, you can very well take care of yourself in all the same ways? If you nourish yourself, this is the most powerful energy you can connect with. Your energy towards yourself is the most powerful since you are unique and no one knows you how you know yourself! Knowing yourself takes a life but we can be connected with our divine self by embracing our uniqueness and our constant evolving self.
What I love about life is the journey, we are very fluid beings and we all are constantly in evolution changing forms with whatever knowledge and life lessons we gain on our path. We constantly absorb things but we forget we need to empty what is no longer needed. Keep what you love, remember what you love, focus your perception on the beautiful. Look at the hurt but always know that hurt is a perception. Mental pain is so much stronger than physical pain but we can work to rise from our ashes. We will live many things in life and re-birth is beautiful. It is like growing a second spine. Always remember that every experience you live, you decided to live this experience for a reason. What is that reason? Only you know and you do not need to explain this to anyone because this is your life and your learning experience This is growth!
One of my great friends told me: What brings negativity in your life, LET IT GO! It can be a friendship, a relationship, a job, whatever… We are all so afraid to let go. Time is precious, life is short and we need to feed ourselves everyday in every way we can! If we feel full, we can give more to other’s and we feel the connection and anchored in ourselves. The more anchored and grounded you are the higher you can go. Letting go scared me at first but things come back, friendships come back and they come back in a more beautiful way. Go where you are appreciated!!! ( Like my previous post!)
Love is space and sometimes we love so much that we feel compelled to give, give and give without receiving. Or we feel compelled to control. Let go! Love is Space!!! Love has no expectation, love is unconditional, love is detachment, love is allowing the other to be who they are and where they are. This is unconditional love, the most precious gift you can give yourself and others.
If you give, make sure that you are giving with your entire heart. If one once of your heart does not feel life-giving, is it really giving? Listen to that internal voice because it is there for a reason. It is there to honour yourself! We all have our gifts and if you are truly giving with all your heart, which is the real way to give. If you give do not expect, do not have expectation. Give for the pure joy of giving! The universe will always give back. It will not give you always what you want but from my experience it gives you what you need. Everything comes back but not from the person you expect or not from the source you expect. That is the beauty of life! Let go and allow all the space in yourself for love and everything else you desire from life. We are living an adventure!! Enjoy! Ride the tiger! When your up be grateful and when your down, know you will have even more strength and knowledge to climb your next mountain! Conquer!!!
Sending you all love my free spirits!!!
author: Melika Emira Baccouche