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Any religious construct that possesses both the imbecilic audacity and unmerited hubris to define divinity, and make itself the sole pathway to ineffable truth, operates in the delusional cesspool of its own ignorant darkness.

 

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Revised and Updated – June 17, 2014

Though I’m a principal and partner in a film production company, I do not consider myself a capitalist. I’m a “progressive free enterprise” practitioner and advocate. There is a difference. Pure capitalism is a practice devoid of compassion wherein maximum monetary profit becomes a twisted governing morality. Conscious and Progressive free enterprise seeks a holistic compassionate outcome, where profit alone does not in and of itself constitute success.  Rather, success in a progressive free enterprise context is accomplished as a result of fulfilling the following goals:

a.  No employee or contractor exploitation.
In other words a progressive free enterprise company engages in a fair revenue sharing program with its employees and valued independent contractors.

b.  Enhancing the life of the community around which a business operates.
A progressive free enterprise firm gives back to the community and society as a whole……

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I am that I-AM… At some point in our development, whether through pain, or a sudden gifted awakening, the hazy fog of ego lifts and begins to reveal that awareness.

It is singularly the greatest truth we can ever grasp. And all of it is rooted in absolute consciousness. All the great divine teachers from Christ to modern day prophets like Tolle, recognize this state as our authentic home and deepest, eternal expression of be-ing. In ancient writings it has metaphorically been referred to as “the kingdom of heaven” within – a kingdom that’s not simply an afterlife reward as a result of religiously following a prescribed dogmatic path; but rather it is a “kingdom” accessible and applicable in the here and now – to all people, period.

Such Consciousness that manifests this kingdom, when filtered through the density of human experience in our “chosen task”, absolutely transforms – and transforms those awakened to it – absolutely.

And what is this “kingdom” like? It is the kingdom where proverbial swords are beaten into plough shares, the lame walk, the blind see, abundance abounds, only tears of joy are shed, there is no discrimination between races, origins, religious beliefs or disbeliefs on any level. Quite simply put: The law of love is the only law that is freely accepted and practiced – never having to be enforced.  And it embraces all – Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Agnostic, Athiest, or any other “ism” that exists.  It is a law that transcends all barriers.

The entire world could experience such a transformation today simply through awakening without fear to the consciousness of knowing who and what we really are… Once we come to that understanding we are compelled to act, and to make our lives and our careers work towards the conscious positive transformation of the world.  Pursuing such a path is never about ego.  For those of us who choose filmmaking as our journey, we are storytellers who use the tools of media to speak truth to the hearts and minds of our audience.  And it’s an ongoing awakening to consciousness for both the filmmaking artist and the audience.  It calls us to see our filmmaking role as a committed vocation – truly not unlike a priesthood.

For me personally, expressing my work as a “Conscious Filmmaker” is my life’s task. It is what I know, and without any choice on my part, it is what I do best. Those of us who work in media, and have enough realization of both our conscious selves, as well as the power in what we do, bear a responsibility to deliver the truth we know to the world. But, we don’t have to be dogmatic about it.

We don’t have to beat people over the head with the truth that has come to us through awakening awareness… Rather, we can continue the work of teachers like Christ – telling the truth in benevolent “Trojan Horses” packaged in the form of modern day parables. Such films and television programming are either intentionally or inadvertently made every day.

I celebrate the ongoing revelation to each viewer whose thought processes actively participate in the message of the special “celluloid” visions – that serve as one more tool “Consciousness” uses to awaken the world.

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© – David Christopher Loya
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Life Manifesto

Posted: October 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Today, I have decided to live each day of my life, as though it were my last, and yet accomplish each task with a vision towards the hope it can bring to the future… for not only me, but for all others who can benefit from and be blessed with the fruits of whatever small gifts I have been given to share…

I will to my greatest ability work towards building a world and expanding the kind of consciousness that manifests the awareness which says we are all ultimately free… I want all to know that we can defiantly and triumphantly stand in the face of ego, disparagement from ontological zombies, and repressive religious, political and sociological constructs.  And I devote my gifts towards encouraging such conscious rebellion for the sole purpose of assisting the actualization of humankind.

All who are able to truly hear and see can at this very moment give themselves the permission to be free, once and for all; and be exactly who they were created to be…  And as each actualizes, he/she in turn can work to do the same for others… This is the life cause to which I am devoted.  It is my vocation, my priesthood… It is what I am here for… even if this were the last day of my life… Living this endeavor is the manifestation of my truest self… And so, from this point forward there will be little or no regret.  Like others now and before me, I work as a” lightmaker”.

I ask others to recognize the lightmaker within and join in this ultimate quest towards the full manifestation of an ineffable kingdom within us.  The world is restless… It is tired of waiting.  My gifts are limited… For me filmmaking is the methodology to spread the light of this knowledge… Those who understand the gravity of what I am invoking, your gifts are being called upon to do the same…

The time for Conscious Transformation is NOW.

© – David Christopher Loya – Bojorquez
http://www.imdb.me/consciousfilmmaker

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Revised and Updated – June 17, 2014

Though I’m a principal and partner in a film production company, I do not consider myself a capitalist. I’m a “progressive free enterprise” practitioner and advocate. There is a difference. Pure capitalism is a practice devoid of compassion wherein maximum monetary profit becomes a twisted governing morality. Conscious and Progressive free enterprise seeks a holistic compassionate outcome, where profit alone does not in and of itself constitute success.  Rather, success in a progressive free enterprise context is accomplished as a result of fulfilling the following goals:

a.  No employee or contractor exploitation.
In other words a progressive free enterprise company engages in a fair revenue sharing program with its employees and valued independent contractors.

b.  Enhancing the life of the community around which a business operates.
A progressive free enterprise firm gives back to the community and society as a whole… lifting up those who are the weakest or most unfortunate among us. And such a company is sensitive to the environment and engages in practices that are sustaining, life-giving and healthy for all.

c.  Providing customers with the greatest value.
Maximizing profit should not be the motivation. Rather, creating a balance wherein making a profit and delivering the greatest value is the goal.  Clientele should never be exploited.

I can’t imagine how any company practicing “progressive free enterprise” can ever be publicly traded within the context of the traditional Wall Street model.   This model, which demands ever increasing profits as the measure for success – is in and of itself unsustainable without the grotesque exploitation of billions.  And no, I am not a Marxist.  I believe in every individual’s right to pursue his or her’s dream or calling.  Often that is achieved through the creation of a business, i.e.,  free enterprise.  More and more, however, pursuing one’s calling through the conduit of a business is becoming a virtual impossibility for so many would-be, deserving visionaries and innovators.  Many (not all) big businesses in contrast practice “selective enterprise.”  In that context we have “collusion monopolies” controlling the supply and distribution chain.  And they are only growing stronger.

What I call for is a business revolution.  Until people are free economically to pursue the universal inherent right to achieve their highest human potential, we are deluded into thinking that we live in a free society.  Principled progressive free enterprise allows that to happen.  Employees are no longer exploited for their labor;  they become partners in their own actualization.  This is not about economics dictated by state planning; but rather, it’s economics dictated by the greatest good – which can be translated into manifesting the greatest dreams we all have been given to pursue.  I believe that progressive free enterprise will allow such dreams to prosper and flourish, more so than our current Wall Street bound system.  Government should not dictate the structure, but government certainly can become a partner in helping progressive free enterprise to flourish.

If government can more directly subsidize new business start-ups, eliminate the red tape of biz loans, and simply require a well thought out plan of execution and action, even providing a template for its completion – we could see an amazing economic revolution in this country.  And, there are a number of ways to create such a program which can also provide for accountability. And any public subsidy can even eventually be paid back as a small percentage of tax on ensuing profits after maybe the fifth year of operation. It would be like a kind of free enterprise social security, only well managed, where successful, formerly subsidized small businesses pay back into the system – which then of course frees up subsidies for the dreams of others to manifest.   In no way can this be seen as an entitlement program.  I’d call it an empowerment program.  It would be government at its best – working on behalf of the people and partnering with progressive free enterprise entrepreneurs.

In a progressive free enterprise society, I would encourage accountability review participation across all levels of society.  Any costs associated with implementing accountability and even certification,  should come from the free enterprise subsidy contribution successful businesses (which themselves were originally funded by such subsidies) make into the system.

Keep in mind that building a progressive free enterprise society also means that employment is kept locally. It means that we are not out to exploit the cheapest labor for the highest profit.  Companies that have outsourced to third and second world nations, did so, not because they weren’t necessarily making a profit using American workers.  Many did so because they could increase their profits by paying less (thus being rewarded within the Wall Street model).   Therein lies the moral failure of unconscious capitalism – wherein making a profit is never enough; and making the greatest profit is always the goal in the current system.  Not taking other factors into account results of course in the economic debacle we have now.

I encourage discussion on all levels for the implementation and manifestion of a true Conscious Capitalist, Progressive Free Enterprise System – a peaceful economic revolution that can transform society globally – resulting in the greatest human freedom for all.

© – David Christopher Loya
http://www.imdb.me/consciousfilmmaker

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What has truly made America great in the noblest sense is not her land, nor her resources; not her military strength, nor her wealth…

No, the greatness we have, is the greatness to which we have aspired.

It is the greatness embodied in something completely intangible – the very ideas which gave birth to a nation, which not only placed the individual above government; but most importantly placed the protection of the most cherished human rights above all else;  so that each and every individual is never denied their divine right to fully actualize – to become who and what they have FREELY chosen to be.

That is what makes America different – and therein lies the seeds of her greatness.

On July 4th we celebrate the assertion of that difference. Yet, we still have a long way to go to fully manifest all those ideas, while making equality of opportunity a universal reality in our land…  But, we’ve had a hell of a head start!

And unlike any other country on earth, what conscious Americans also realize is that the United States is not a nation formed from any one race, nationality, ethnicity, nor even (do I dare say it?) religious tradition.  And that is truly a great thing!  We are bound together by something far more noble than an inherited ethnic, racial or religious tradition.  We are bound by what I call  “The DNA of America”.  That DNA consists of the very ideas and passions that molded and formed our founding documents – from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights.   These inspired writings attest to a transcendent dignity of human kind, and to this day those documents remain at the forefront of democratic ideals upon which other countries model their own emerging representative governments.

One only need visit the National Archives in Washington DC and gaze upon the timeless words chiseled on faded parchment, whose ideas remain alive and brilliantly blinding to tyrannical, fascist or totalitarian ambitions.  One simply is not alive, if he or she is not viscerally moved by seeing the originals in person. Yes, in the end it’s her founding ideas that make America great, and it’s those founding ideas that are worthy of celebrating.  More so than any flag or boundary – those are the ideas worth fighting, and yes, even dying for.  When we fully understand the meaning behind our republic, there is nothing we can’t achieve as Americans.

So, let’s pledge anew those ideals which rightfully draw forth our patriotism, not as blind nationalistic fervor, but rather as a passionate enthusiasm for the full potential of our citizenry to continue this experiment in self-government called America – to perfect it, protect it and make it so exceptional that one day the rest of the world will join with us in creating a global community that can also be of, by and for the people.

© – David Christopher Loya – Bojorquez
http://www.imdb.me/consciousfilmmaker

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I will share something I never shared publicly before.  Have you ever wondered where the term “Conscious Filmmaker” came from?  It all began on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2007 .  It was the one year anniversary of my beloved mother transitioning from this life to the next.  Besides the fact I was still coping with the grief from the human loss of my mother, I could see that things were beginning to change for us as a company.  Vision4Media was transitioning from a production house that focused only on “commissioned”, that is “work-for-hire” productions, to a company that would pursue a more arduous course, and create it’s own original content and deliver it to the marketplace of ideas – with the hope that in the end, this is where we would find our own greatest truth, and success.

I was meditating, and in my meditation, I reached out to my mother.  I asked her, what can we do to differentiate this passion within, and use media to communicate on a deeper level.  And with thoughts cleared, and an open heart, two words appeared in my mind…. “CONSCIOUS FILMMAKER”.   (Yes, it was in all caps.)   🙂

My heart started beating rapidly… I exited my meditative state and walked over to my computer and immediately checked to see if that term was even in use, and if the URL was available. To my utter amazement – the term was not being used at all!  And in fact all URL permutations were available!  So I registered ConsciousFilmmaker.com, .tv, .org… and I proceeded to trademark the name.  This was my mother’s gift and it wasn’t intended just for me.  Knowing my mother and who she was and even still is, Mary would’ve wanted all to benefit from and evolve one another, and others, through embracing such an ethos.

As I write this, we are at a crossroads.  Our initial crowdfunding campaign was successful enough to raise nearly $2000 towards a $39,000 goal to shoot 18 pages of an amazing motion picture script written by Gary A. Bickal, an acclaimed screenwriter and multiple Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.   Because our allotted time to raise these funds expired, all pledges were returned, as we now prepare to relaunch our campaign.

In today’s world, depending on how one looks at it,  the funds we seek to raise, is certainly not that much money … In fact, it’s an insignificant amount when compared to a $17 trillion U.S. economy, and the endless abundance that Providence certainly can provide.

In my latest blog article (http://wp.me/pVrSi-4Y) regarding our quest in pursuing the creation of “Conscious Filmmaker”® entertainment.  I wrote the following:

“When we first decided to place our project on Kickstarter we had conducted what we thought was more than sufficient research.  We viewed all the most successful projects.  And then told ourselves, “We can do that!”  In fact, we knew that in some ways we could do even better.  But we missed something.

What we subsequently learned was that these successful projects already had prior hugh networks in place.  We had no such advantage.  In fact the most successful crowdfunded feature in Kickstarter history was launched by the wife of an actor on one of the most successful sitcoms on TV.  And a star was already attached.  Between those two actors there were already tens of thousands of Twitter and Facebook followers.  Add to that support their connections within studios and the advantages were overwhelming, as compared to a scrappy little company like ours with no such connections, but a long and multiple award-winning track record.  We are doing our very best in leveraging all our friends on Facebook, our Twitter accounts, my existing blog, and LinkedIn to bring attention to our cause.”

As we prepare to relaunch, more than ever I want to emphasize, that our film production endeavor is worth it.  The need to create this kind of message trumps the interests of the rich, powerful and connected. Alone, we may be none of those things… but with you joining us on this journey, we are all more than triumphant.

In order for a “Conscious Filmmaker” motion picture movement to succeed, it must be, first and foremost, a people’s movement.  It needs to be adopted as YOUR MOVEMENT.

Of course, it would be completely disingenuous for me to say that my commitment to a Conscious Filmmaker ethos is not personal.  I can’t apologize for that.  It is.  But being personal to me, does not exclude the fact that I greatly desire for the world to be able to share in the light and transformative effect that such a commitment can have on others.

There has been no more powerful a means on how we choose to behave, the ethics we choose, even the faith paths we follow than the medium of stories.  Since the dawn of our time here, we have found ways to define ourselves, our limits, and our eternal nature through stories.  Motion pictures at their core are stories.  Jesus himself, I believe, would be a filmmaker today.  All scripture is what?  Stories.  All movies are what?  Stories.

We have an unprecedented opportunity in history to leverage the power of communication mediums that can reach out into the furthest regions of this planet… mediums that we could have never imagined just a generation ago.  Hand held devices, hand held tablets, digital theaters, … even holographic projections from devices that will be as small as a wristwatch, which will soon be available – all these with the power of instant access to OUR stories – through the power of the greatest communication medium in history – our Internet.  Yes, now is the time.  We can do this.

That’s the vision… We can do this.  I don’t merely believe… Belief often times is blind and ignores all other circumstances, and there are times in our life when that is necessary… No, rather, this effort takes faith… Strong faith.  That I have.  And I know you as my friends share that same strength of faith, and together, that faith is an unstoppable force of light, that the world can’t ignore.  Help me, help us, illuminate the greatest truths through the power of storytelling… through the power of motion pictures that will serve as modern parables that will deliver great transformative and conscious truth.

And if for no other reason, let’s make history together!  To this date, I know of no other motion-picture project that will have raised so much money through crowdfunding, that wasn’t in some way deeply connected to the Hollywood motion picture industry.  We are not.

We are proudly and unashamedly independent.  Completely independent.  We answer to no Hollywood studio politics or agenda. And we will remain that way.  Stand with us, won’t you?  Let Vision4Media become the people’s studio.  We will make films created to both entertain and to enrich… enrich you, your friends, family, loved ones, children and generations to come with stories that will enlighten and recognize the deepest truths within all of us.

Many of you have already generously pledged to our initial campaign.  And to you, you have my deepest gratitude, recognition, and a depth of appreciation I can never express through any words.  Others believe in what we’re doing, but for whatever reason did not pledge.  I understand.  And I also know that for many even a $1.00 pledge can be a difficult sacrifice given the harsh economic times you may be experiencing… And again, I understand…But everyone who reads this, whether or not they have the ability to contribute a pledge, does have a resource that transcends any amount of money.

And that is the POWER TO ADVOCATE. Some of you have already done both.  You have pledged and advocated and continue to advocate, and to you I owe a debt of gratitude beyond my ability to repay.  Thank you.

But I must continue to implore all my friends, with the greatest depth of passion, love and commitment within me to please continue to advocate… and if you haven’t done so, I kindly ask you, with a great urgency to start.   Let’s get this first of many “Conscious Filmmaker” movies made – which in turn will be your movies.  Yes, you can join in the role of a co-producer with me to manifest a new era in motion picture entertainment.

How do you advocate?…  I will soon let you know how… as we redesign our crowd-funding campaign.

We’ll ask you to join with us, and help prove that this can be done.  That this is something YOU want.  Help us transcend and revolutionize the existing system of storytelling.  Let’s break through and overthrow the monopolies of class and privileged access, that prevent so many from bringing films to market with stories that need to be told.

Join with this revolution… and know that you CAN change the world.

© – David Christopher Loya – Bojorquez
http://www.imdb.me/consciousfilmmaker

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On Christmas Eve of 1968, Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to ever orbit the moon. James Lovell of Apollo 13 fame, was the command module pilot for the mission. Apollo 8 was also famous for bringing us the ubiquitous image of the earth as a blue and white shimmering sphere, a celestial jewel seemingly alone in the vastness of space. It was the first time we ever were able to look at our planet in that way.  As Apollo 8 orbited the moon, it came to the sunlit part of the lunar surface. The crew of Apollo 8 then sent a greeting to earth, and spontaneously took turns reading a portion of the biblical creation story from the Book of Genesis. It was an awe-inspiring moment. Remember, at that time, man had never ventured so far out into space. It is breathtaking to embrace that realization.

Imagine yourself, in 1968, never having been exposed to the Internet, or today’s widely available computer technology… Imagine what it was like for an audience with access to only three television networks all tuned in to this broadcast. The grainy black and white video image is primitive by today’s standards, yet it bears a certain mystique representative of an era, where thousands of engineers and scientists pushed their available technological capabilities to the very limit. It’s amazing to consider that an inexpensive flash memory stick with 1 billion bytes of memory – has more than 125,000 times the memory that was available on the lunar module’s guidance computer, a piece of technology that was considered a huge leap for that time.

I remember watching this live broadcast as a seven year old boy, being raised in an impoverished housing project by a single mom, captivated by the idea that we could leave this planet and reach for other worlds. An old 12 inch, black and white, Admiral TV set was my window to the realm of possibility. The lunar space program was the inspiration that always stayed with me… an inspiration that spoke to that kid more than 40 years ago stating: Anything is achievable. Nothing is impossible.

Because of the mind set I adopted from watching the lunar program, and a very courageous mother who would not allow me to give up, I was able to break that cycle of poverty. That era was something very special. It also represented a fascinating dichotomy in what was occuring in our nation and the world at that time.

Keep in mind, 1968 was a year of great turbulence… Our national psyche had been severely traumatized. First, the Tet Offensive took the Vietnam War from bad to worse; then the assasinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy; unrelenting riots in the streets culminating with the infamous uprisings in Chicago during the the Democratic National Convention – there were many who even doubted that our nation could remain united and viable. Ironically, all this served as the backdrop for a space program that was elevating mankind towards the exploration of new worlds – a collective striving to achieve what poets and philosophers had only dreamt of since the dawn of our existence. Less than eight months after Apollo 8 orbited the moon for the first time on that Christmas Eve of 1968, Neil Armstrong forever placed the footprints of humanity on the lunar surface.

In consideration of all we confront today, we have to keep in mind that despite all the seeming darkness that had enveloped an era a generation ago, we still managed as a people to not lose sight of who we were… what we’re made of… what is possible. And as spiritual beings having a human experience there were and are no limits to what we can achieve, even in the face of the most daunting circumstances. 2010 with all its issues, has nothing on 1968! We will overcome and triumph over all the challenges we face today.

And something greater than me, inside of me – believes and even knows that despite all we confront in this generation, we can and will find that drive again, dream again and this time create a world worthy of all children. It’s Christmas Eve, 2010. Let’s decide to birth the miracle and magic of the divine child within us, and make love manifest – as the gift that can truly save this planet, making all dreams possible.

I wish you the most blessed and wonderful Christmas of your life thus far.

To quote the closing words of the Apollo 8 broadcast from the moon:
“God bless all of you… all of you on the good earth.”

© – David Christopher Loya – Bojorquez
http://www.imdb.me/consciousfilmmaker

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