Guidance

Where Brilliance and Madness merge, allowing the observance of world perspectives to form a balanced self. Get inspired to find your highest potential and transform your life into gold!

ArtiStation

Artist 'noun' a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination. Station 'noun' a local headquarters or center of work of some kind, sharing your divine self with the world.

Rhythm

Follow the rhythm of life into your own dance to find the melody you connect with uplifting yourself in the beats. "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." Emma Goldman

Activism

We want you to wake up, to wake others up, to know you are free, to think for yourself, to protect your rights and to resist tyranny. Free the system and jack your body.

Doc-U-Mentoring

Join us in learning about this BrilliantlyMad world around us. Here are various video projects that inspire and mentor us into being our greatest self.

  • Guidance

  • ArtiStation

  • Rhythm

  • Activism

  • Doc-U-Mentoring

CHI! KA! GO! FORECASTINGS

REALITY

Check out our BHAV NEWSLETTER

Here's our SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

Astrology Forecast with Tom Lescher (June 11, 2014)
 

"Sometimes I feel like I wanna get off,
This train before I'm completely lost.
Heading into the unknown I need to surrender,
To the plan my soul made in the womb of my mother."

Know what I mean?! Crazy making days as all the plans and intentions of the last six months pile up on top of us to wrap up as Mars makes his last pass opposite Uranus. Looking out and being prepared for the unexpected can totally be stressing EVERYONE out! Remember that before you lose it or kick the dog that we're all in this together haha! Injoy the wild ride! Namaste. Check Noah and his music at http://ghostlights.ca/ Oh yeah!"

Tom Kaypacha Lescher

 


 

Bhakti Fest

he term "bhāva" (Skt. भाव, 'status of being, a subjective becoming, states of mind', from भू bhū, 'to become') is often translated as 'feeling, emotion, mood, devotional state of mind'.[1] In Buddhist thought, bhāva denotes the continuity of life and death, including reincarnation, and the maturation arising therefrom.[2] In the bhakti traditions, bhāva denotes the mood of ecstasy, self-surrender, and channelling of emotional energies that is induced by the maturation of devotion to one's ishtadeva (object of devotion). -from Wikipedia

 

Bhakti Fest Midwest is a Yoga | Dance | Music Festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution.

Bhakti Fest Midwest is being held next weekend the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI for the third year with the top kirtan and yoga artists in the country.

A festival of love and limberness, Bhakti Fest Midwest will be led by leading kirtan artists, yoga teachers and workshops leaders from around the world including Krishna Das, GuruGanesha Band, Saul David Raye, Ragani, Radhanath Swami, Sean Johnson, Govind Das and Radha, Eric Paskel, Prema Hara, Kirtaniyas, Brenda McMorrow and Katherine Austin! Practice asanas with 39 unique yoga classes, chant with all your heart to over 45 hours of kirtan, and learn from leading teachers in health and wellness conducting over 30 workshops throughout the three day festivities!

 

Click HERE to see the new videos we just posted up from last year

Govinda Das & Radha live at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2013

 

$50 DISCOUNT: Click here to purchase tickets and receive $50 off with PROMO CODE: brilliant14

 

Valid only on full event and senior tickets. Not valid with any other offer.

 

 

Here's our Bhakti Fest Galleries from 2013

 

VIDEO COLLECTION FROM BHAKTI FEST 2013

 

July 3-5: Bhakti Fest Midwest 2013 album 1

 


 

SACRED COSMIC CLOWNS 

 

There's no better time than now to arise from the ashes of our past life and start anew. There's so much to be filtered out from today's society as we continue to get bombarded by old paradigms, lies and manipulation.

 

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprise him most in an interview and here's what he said, “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” Collective Evolution

 

Another world is always possible but we just have to see all the opportunities truly around us in each moment. How can we succeed in our dreams and transforming this world many times over for all? Maybe entertaining states of Brilliance and Maddness can be of assistance, as Gary Z McGee says in this article on "The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge":

 

"Crazy Wisdom, which the Guru adopts in order to shock their students out of fixed cultural and psychological patterns..... "Lest we write our lives off to such stagnated states, we must become something that has the power to perpetually overcome itself. The sacred clown has this power. Christ was a sacred clown, mocking the orthodoxy. Buddha was a sacred clown, mocking ego attachment. Even Gandhi was a sacred clown, mocking money and power."

 

 "Sacred clowns understand that humans fail, and failing means that sometimes we need to change. They remind us that the goal is not to stick to the same old path, but to embrace the vicissitudes of life and to discover new paths and the courage it takes to adapt and overcome. Taking the universe into deep consideration, letting it be, and then letting it go, is far superior to clinging to a “belief” and becoming stuck in a particular view. Sacred clowns realize that the highest wisdom lies in this type of counter-intuitive detachment, in accepting that nothing remains the same, and then being proactive about what it means to change."

 

It's time to wake up the leader in each of us and awakening all those that are still followers in the culturally programmed system. We have always been the ones we've been waiting for as the fully realized being comes forth to live in ceremony.


Peace Be -- Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere find peace within and surrounding, in all relations; past, present and future.
 

We shall continue to unify our cells to ascend into the most profound beings we can be, flying high and drawing the sweet nectar out of life’s most precious offerings.

 

__▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ ▇ ---▋BE INVOLVED ▋---▇ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂__

 

We are manifesting a new educational entertainment company called Make Believe Professionals that will be working with people with specialty skills like multimedia, acting, balloon creation, face painting, improv comedy, magic, flow arts, storytelling, music and more to present fun mentoring shows for all ages. We’re looking for conscious creatives that can transform their environments by speaking truth, stimulating sparks of joy, inspiring miles of smiles and shining their bright light.

 

Fill out this form and pass the link along to those you know with talent: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14LrrR6mDexj2ELbtn99KJo4jG7bOmHdQcKc3EGVhF7A/viewform
 

Also, let us know if you would like to be featured in upcoming events or help generate articles for BrilliantlyMad.com. There’s so many great things in the works including BrilliantlyMad’s 16 year celebration going on the weekend of July 17-20th.

 

Fill out this form if you would like to participate:

http://brilliantlymad.com/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=200

 

You can Join our TransFormNation fb Group here and share your truths:

www.facebook.com/groups/137687906365095

 

 

Join our TransFormNation fb Group to share inspirational wisdom.

 

Infinite Love and Gratitude,

BrilliantlyMad Collective

 

Deep Darkness

 


 

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS


June 19-22: Lakes of Fire – Rothbury MI
www.lakesoffire.org

June 20-22: Bhakti Fest Midwest - WI
www.facebook.com/events/220283531488206

June 20-22: 25th Annual Energy Fair, Wisconsin
www.facebook.com/events/527909820639943

June 26-29: Electric Forest, Rothbury Michigan
www.facebook.com/ElectricForest

June 27-30: Sacred Earth Open-Air, Wisconsin
www.facebook.com/events/196431873844991

Sun, June 29: Chicago Pride Parade
www.facebook.com/events/424884824282434

July 11-13: Serendipity Festival, Indiana
www.facebook.com/events/673575416012044

July 17-20: BrilliantlyMad’s 16 Year Anniversary
www.brilliantlymad.com

July 31- Aug 3: AcroCamp Midwest 2014
www.divineflight.com/acrocamp-2014.html

 

 


 

Plainwhite Tom Loconti Dedication & Tribute Video Playlist

Our good friend Plainwhite Tom passed early in the early morning on January 2nd and left behind a ripple of inspiration for us all to carry forth into the world.

"To burst embers of inspiration into a world greatly looking for it. Please be kinder to one another. Nicer ... ya know."

If you would like to donate to the Plainwhite Tom Foundation please do so at this link: http://www.gofundme.com/61qiio

 


 

BrilliantlyMad (1998-2014)  

Chi Ka GoIn 1998 we had a simple idea, that everyone is beautiful and has something uniquely special to share so that we can improve the world together. Now, in 2014, we see the greater conscious community expanded so fluently into this idea. Thank You for shining your truth bright and leading those around you into a much healthier present future.

The essence of community is the love that the members share with each other. This love is unattached to any outcome yet contains the utmost respect with every action and thought. In the past 15 years of becoming BrilliantlyMad we’ve seen the community flow closer together in this love, sharing themselves with those around, while moving away from fear or conditions. As the love opens to us we may continue to feel the emotional pains from the past. Allow yourself the forgiveness needed to settle those memories and heal your temple.

How do you perceive the world around you? Under the influence of the mind we tend to worry into our thoughts instead of being present with our intuition. Don’t let worldly lenses trap you into false perceptions. Our senses transfer feelings to our nerves, while our brain intercepts those triggers to stifle and confuse us. Commune with the Divine that is inside of you, waiting patiently for your compassion and love to flow.

In Lak’ech Ala K’in
- Brother Big Heart

 

 

Chi! Ka! Go! 4-Year Anniversary

 

"The essence of love is perception, therefore the essence of self love is self perception.”
- Marc Gafni

 

Can you feel the Divine presence all around? Are you willing to shift with the natural rhythm and heal yourself into Mother Earth? Where is your center balance and are you ready to settle the mind chatter and connect your heart? There is an old revolution forming again as we re-align with nature. This spiritual reunification will send us bursting into gratitude, celebrating the senses, connecting our higher self with this physical body.

So many more acts of forgiveness will be top priority through each of our distorted perceptions, emotions and fields of waves. This week we're meditating into 'Perception' to peel the layers, wipe the lens clean, make up true beliefs & harness the awesome power of our mind-heart connection to harmonize our Brilliance with our Madness. Release, open, breathe, forGive, receive LOVE.

Let’s honor these sacred vessels with all our power, detoxifying it all, including our attitudes and emotions. Let’s take our fingers off the trigger patterns of the past and move forward, building a compassionate future with our whole hands. We shine brighter together in respect to each Citizen of this Earth. We embrace all life that moves through our daily journey. There is no separation or duality. Stand besides your brothers and sisters and join in harmony as we connect to the loving opportunities with infinite love and gratitude.
-Brother Big Heart

 


If you would like to take a LeaderShip role in planning upcoming events and sharing inspirations to our extended community please let us know by filling out this form.
 

Feel free to download a preview of BrilliantlyMad Magazine Issue 2o11 or order your copy and other items in our Marketplace. All donations received go to furthering our community outreach programs to share wisdom and love further into the world. YOU are so appreciated and needed on this planet to shine your truth bright and proud.


In Light,
The BrilliantlyMad Collective ...aren't we all??

 Chi Ka Go

In 2012 we journeyed through Trans Form Nation in four major events at each of the four seasonal changes. The first was ROOT AWAKENING on March 24th to set our intentions for the coming year during the Spring Equinox at the Emerald Palace. For the second phase, we united over 90 light workers to gift Chicago the Conscious Love Summit during the Summer Solstice on June 16th at the Bodhi Spiritual Center. The fire of summer raised us out of the ashes that Mother Earth held for our journeys.

During the third season we ReTreated to Ronora Lodge, September 21st to the 23rd, aligning with our conscious family at EqualEyez. The Ancient Soulstice with our Ancestors was held from December 20th through December 22nd and was the completion of our four-part Trans Form Nation series of 2012. The LeaderShip has now set sail through a variety of workshops, musical performances and other beautiful inspirations that we are bringing back to our extended communities.

 Click below to see the details of our Trans Form Nation journey.

Trans Form Nation

 

Like the empty sky it has no boundaries, yet it is right in this place, ever profound and clear. When you seek to know it, you cannot see it. You cannot take hold of it, but you cannot lose it. In not being able to get it, you get it. When you are silent, it speaks; when you speak, it is silent. The great gate is wide open to bestow alms, and no crowd is blocking the way.

~Cheng-tao Ke

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