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Inspiration

This is a collection of resources that I've been gathering for the last five years or so.
I continue to update it regularly.

There is no longer any excuse for ignorance of our history, our potential futures, and how to deliberately contribute to a more peaceful and harmonious world.

The resources below are books, films, gurus, organizations, and movements that have inspired and informed me on my unique red road journey. Naturally, I'm excited to share this life-giving material with you. Aho.

MUSICAL INSPIRATION

I've always been a creative, and music has always spoken to me so powerfully. From the first thoughts of Inipi to the idea to create Inipi Radio as its voice, and all throughout the development of presentations, concepts and this very website...We had two albums playing non-stop.

 

The energy and inspiration of these works of
art are indelibly intertwined with the Inipi brand.

The lyrics of Nahko Bear's HOKA album was such a beautiful inspiration. It was as if the wisdom keepers were walking alongside us as we dreamed and created. Thank you Nahko!

The PLANETARY documentary also came out right around the time we began the idea of Inipi. It blew our minds. Of hundreds of documentaries, this is still at the top of my list. It's one of the most profoundly beautiful and inspiring documentaries I've ever seen. It's important. And it articulates the power of our interconnectedness like nothing I've ever seen.

Not only is the film amazing, the soundtrack from HUMAN SUITS is spellbinding. I've listened to this album more than any other album in the last couple years. My children go to sleep to it. And it plays through our home on repeat.

The PLANETARY Original Soundtrack by HUMAN SUITS also serves as the soundtrack for the Inipi Radio podcast. PLEASE support their work!

I cannot fully articulate the importance of this film. 

This chronicles the raw truth about what has transpired in regards to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the relationship between the fossil fuels industry and the United States government. In decades to come, scholars and the masses will look back at this time saying, "if we only knew when it was happening, we could have stopped it".

Well, it's happening. Right now. And it's almost so unbelievable that most Americans won't even believe it when they see it. The government and corporations are using Nazi tactics to divide and conquer, no different than in the days of conquest that took this land we live on now from our indigenous ancestors.

If you truly care about our country, you must understand what our country is involved in. The fact that this is happening right now in modern America is shaking to the soul.

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Of all the documentaries I've seen,
I believe this to be one of the most important.

My personal vision is "to inspire a deep reverence for our interconnectedness in every person I encounter". This film exposes the history of "medicine" in the US. It explains the truth about psychedelic medicine and explains what we can do to play a role in advancing the next evolution of society. This isn't just about psychedelics. It's about politics, capitalism, philanthropy, and interconnectedness. I encourage you to watch this with an open mind and share your experience with others.

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This film utilizes the island of Kaua'i to articulate the problems and solutions for today's world.
I have a personal interest in Kaua'i, as it is the (near) future home of Inipi, and my family. A lot of the attraction comes from the fact that they have such a passion for bringing the wisdom of our ancestors forward into modern life, so we might heal our relationships with the land and people. I encourage you to explore the work of Waipa Foundation, which is the primary character of the film. This is a deeply beautiful and important film.

GURUS & SAGES

These are the people that have been, and continue to be, most influential in forming my worldview perspective. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t reference one of these individuals. There are certainly more people that have influenced my path and perspective, but these are the ones I couldn’t imagine life without.

ESSENTIAL TEACHINGS

These teachings influenced my life and perspective more than any others. The Tao Te Ching still sits on our kitchen table and is studied daily. The Art of War and Hagakure were the first two books to completely transform my understanding of the world and our ability to alter our own perspectives and life experience.

I could not possibly recommend these books more. However, if you are interested in reading them, I suggest you give each one at least a year’s study time, preceded by a few books (for each one) that will teach you how to read and understand these age old books of wisdom. They are not books you sit down and read front to back. They are meant to be studied, to be lived.

  1. The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu / translated by Stephen Mitchell
  2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu / translated by Thomas Cleary
  3. Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo / translated by William Scott Wilson
  4. The Dead Sea Scrolls / 981 Ancient Texts, including the Hebrew Canon (Holy Bible) and Torah
  5. Sermon on the Mount / workshop by Richard Rohr

Books

These five books were the catalysts for pivotal shifts in my life. I’ve read them all many times now and still keep them on hand. These are game changers.

  1. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer
  2. Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment by Marianne Williamson
  3. Money and the Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  4. Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell
  5. The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
Favorite Lakota Teacher
Of all the “ways” of life, there has been none that have influenced and inspired me more greatly than that of the Samurai and the Lakota, Sioux Indians.
  1. The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
  2. The Lakota Way: Stories & Lessons for Living by Joseph Marshall III
  3. Living the Lakota Way: Learning from the Land, the Spirits, and Our Ancestors by Joseph Marshall III
  4. To You We Shall Return by Joseph Marshall III
Influential Books
These are books that have heavily influenced my journey. I carry their wisdom with me. They've greatly shaped the lens in which I view the world.
  1. I Asked for Wonder by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
  2. I Can See Clearly Now by Dr. Wayne Dyer
  3. Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Wayne Dyer
  4. Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani
  5. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  6. Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  7. What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell
  8. How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living by Rob Bell
  9. The Magic of Awareness by Anam Thubten
  10. Life After Death: The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra
  11. The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson
  12. Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here) by Bruce Lipton
  13. The Overview Effect by Frank White
  14. Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery by Rupert Sheldrake
  15. Revolution by Russell Brand
  16. Who Rules the World by Noam Chomsky
  17. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  18. Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli

Hollywood films

There are many, many films that have inspired me. It's a medium that speaks to me. But these three are at the top of my list. I've seen them all many times. They are life-giving, inspiring films about consciousness, time, relationships and the meaning of life. They are masterfully crafted experiences. (All three are non-violent.)

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