THE TRANSFORMATIVE STATE

Strange and unusual tales from a multi-dimensional point of view.

PHOTO SERIES: THE GREY BETWEEN THE BLACK AND WHITE

This series began when my mother, Photographer Kimberly Starbuck, nominated me for a Black and White Photo Challenge:
Shoot and post one black and white photo each day for five days and nominate another photographer to the challenge. I took this on as a philosophical challenge- what does it mean to live in a Black and White World, as is reflected through so many Human minds, rippling through the Collective Consciousness in our human condition today? This Black and White way of looking at the world is why we have Wars, Greed, Hunger, Anger, Fear, Pain, and Sadness. It is why people just can’t seem to treat each other with kindness, why people feel misery and behave like victims, why people feel they need to be brutes to protect themselves against one another. On the flip side, it’s why people expect to see a “Happy Ever After” ending in life, why people think “falling in love” will solve all their problems, and why people think that if they can just “have a baby” they will be finally be happy.  This translates into moments of ecstacy followed by let down feelings of never achieving expectations, always failing at happiness, disappointment, and depression. Life on Earth is challenging, but we cannot look at our lives with such a polarized point of view if we wish to achieve some form of sustainable happiness.

As a Rainbow Warrior of Consciousness walking through this Black and White World the Humans on Earth have created, I stop and stare- Facing, Acknowledging, Accepting, Addressing, Forgiving, and Deleting all that I DO NOT ACCEPT  in our Earthbound World. I dare say, I will be taking this challenge on for more than just 5 days.

-Eliza Starbuck

OCTOBER 17th: These are the grey areas of my black and white life.  -Eliza Starbuck  ‪#‎BNWPhotoChallenge‬

OCTOBER 17th: These are the grey areas of my black and white life.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎BNWPhotoChallenge‬

OCTOBER 18th: My so called Human life.  -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 18th: My so called Human life.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎bnwphotochallenge #thegreybtwblackandwhite

OCTOBER 19th: Rainbow Warrior- in the Reel World.  Same challenge only in CoLOR. -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎mysocalledHumanlife‬ ‪#‎Rainbowfotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 19th: Rainbow Warrior- in the Reel World. Same challenge only in CoLOR.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎mysocalledHumanlife‬ ‪#‎Rainbowfotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 19th: When glancing out the corners of Our Eyes, We sometimes see disturbing things. -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎notacceptable‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 19th: When glancing out the corners of Our Eyes, We sometimes see disturbing things.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎notacceptable‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 19th: One must mend the fences regularly, in order to advance.  -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬ ‪#‎thegreybtwblacknwhite‬

OCTOBER 19th: One must mend the fences regularly, in order to Advance.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬ ‪#‎thegreybtwblacknwhite‬

OCTOBER 21st: Sometimes, I don't know what to say to people. The stuff that comes out of our mouths is appalling- I can only respond with the hard, conscious stare of a witness to a crime. -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎notacceptable‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎powertheivesabound‬ ‪#‎colorphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 21st: Sometimes, I don’t know what to say to people. The stuff that comes out of our mouths is appalling- I can only respond with the hard, conscious stare of a witness to a crime.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎notacceptable‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎powertheivesabound‬ ‪#‎colorphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 21st: Between my smiles and sunshine- when I am accepting that life as a Human on Earth often is a much lower quality of life than life as a cat, or a bird, or a tree, or even as a rock- I watch the clouds tumble by...  -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎thegreybtwblacknwhite‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 21st: Between my smiles and sunshine- when I am accepting that life as a Human on Earth often is a much lower quality than life as a cat, or a bird, or a tree, or even as a rock- I watch the clouds tumble by…
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬ ‪#‎thegreybtwblacknwhite‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 21st: She trotted into the woods, pretending, playfully that she didn't know a thing about wolves or demons.  -Eliza Starbuck #foxinlittleredshoodsclothing #mylifeisafairytale #myrainbowreality #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 21st: She trotted into the woods, pretending, playfully, that she didn’t know a thing about wolves or demons.
-Eliza Starbuck
#foxinlittleredsclothing #mylifeisafairytale #myrainbowreality #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 21st: Sometimes, I get myself all worked up and I have to go into the backyard and pretend I'm a toad.  -Eliza Starbuck #mysocalledhumanlife #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 21st: Sometimes, I get myself all worked up and I have to go into the backyard and pretend I’m a toad.
-Eliza Starbuck
#mysocalledhumanlife #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 22: And so I go.  -Eliza Starbuck #LoneRanger #stepintothegrey #calamityjanereturns #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 22: And so I go.
-Eliza Starbuck
#LoneRanger #stepintothegrey #calamityjanereturns #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 22nd: Where other's see black and white, I see grays...  -Eliza Starbuck #bnwphotochallenge #mysocalledhumanlife

OCTOBER 22nd: Where other’s see black and white, I see grays…
-Eliza Starbuck
#bnwphotochallenge #mysocalledhumanlife

OCTOBER 23rd: Even though it's raining, It seems kinda sunny. #hellomrbluesky #myrainbowreality #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 23rd: Even though it’s raining,
It seems kinda sunny. -Eliza Starbuck #hellomrbluesky #myrainbowreality #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 23rd:  Pretty eyes seem very wise. #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge #findyourdivinity

OCTOBER 23rd:
Pretty eyes seem very wise.  -Eliza Starbuck #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge #findyourdivinity

OCTOBER 24th: Between darkness and light I see. Twilight.  -Eliza Starbuck #thegreybtwblacknwhite #rainbowphotochallenge #mysocalledhumanlife

OCTOBER 24th: Between darkness and light, I see. Twilight.
-Eliza Starbuck
#thegreybtwblacknwhite #rainbowphotochallenge #mysocalledhumanlife

OCTOBER 24th: Remember being a bird- that feeling of alighting to Earth after the freedom of rising and soaring in the sky. I wake up from my dream.  -Eliza Starbuck #mysocalledhumanlife #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 24th: Remember being a bird- that feeling of alighting to Earth after the freedom of rising and soaring in the sky. I wake up from my dream.
-Eliza Starbuck
#mysocalledhumanlife #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 25th: All that's left when you are gone are your shoes, your electronics, and your footprint.  -Eliza Starbuck #callthemortician #cheerup #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 25th: All that’s left when you are gone are your shoes, your electronics, and your footprint.
-Eliza Starbuck
#callthemortician #cheerup #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 25th: I leave my body, if even just for a little bit.  -Eliza Starbuck  #meditation #loveblaster #myrainbowreality #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 25th: I leave my body, if even just for a little bit.
-Eliza Starbuck
#meditation #loveblaster #myrainbowreality #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 26th: When I look at all the laundry that perpetually must be done, I ask myself, "Why do humans wear clothes?"  -Eliza Starbuck #cheerup #mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 26th: When I look at all the laundry that perpetually must be done, I ask myself, “Why do humans wear clothes?”
-Eliza Starbuck
#cheerup #mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 26th: These smallish windows in the Human skinsuits, I believe they're called eyeholes, are fascinating. It's like getting our vision of the world by peeking thru a peep-hole.  -Eliza Starbuck #cometoyoursenses #mysocalledhumanlife #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 26th: These smallish windows in the Human skinsuits, I believe they’re called eyeholes, are fascinating. It’s like getting our vision of the world by peeking thru a peep-hole.
-Eliza Starbuck
#cometoyoursenses #mysocalledhumanlife #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOVER 27th: By facing your demons, you can ask them to go away. If you never face that which you fear most, then everyone around you will have to live with it. -Eliza Starbuck #doyourhomework #mysocalledhumanlife #rainbowwarrior

OCTOVER 27th: By facing your demons, you can ask them to go away. If you never face that which you fear most, then everyone around you will have to live with it.
-Eliza Starbuck
#doyourhomework #mysocalledhumanlife #rainbowwarrior

OCTOBER 27th: I walk the line. -Eliza Starbuck #thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 27th: I walk the line. -Eliza Starbuck
#thegreybtwblacknwhite #bnwphotochallenge

That place where the lines waver between darkness and light- that's where I'll be waiting.  -Eliza Starbuck #stepintothegrey #thegreybtwblacknwhite #undefineme #bnwphotochallenge

That place where the lines waver between darkness and light- that’s where I’ll be waiting.
-Eliza Starbuck
#stepintothegrey #thegreybtwblacknwhite #undefineme #bnwphotochallenge

OCTOBER 28th: Hold onto your hats, kiddles and villies, there's darkness abound. -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎loveblaster‬ ‪#‎rainbowwarrior‬ ‪#‎rainbowphotochallenge‬

OCTOBER 28th: Hold onto your hats, kiddles and villies, there’s darkness abound.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎loveblaster‬ ‪#‎rainbowwarrior‬ ‪#‎rainbowphotochallenge‬

A friend of mine, Told me, "Breath". Oh, I forgot. -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎breath‬ ‪#‎myrainbowreality‬ #tinsleytown

A friend of mine
Told me- Breath.
Oh, I forgot.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎breath‬ ‪#‎myrainbowreality‬ #tinsleytown

 

OCTOBER 30th: I asked one of the many young Super-Troupers carrying machine guns if they were anticipating the Joker showing up in Grand Central this morning.  "No, but when we make a big display of men armed for full-on warfare, it lets the public feel there may be some undefined threat lurking around. We want you to know that we are working hard to keep you safe," he said with a smile. Just think of all those gun toting security jobs that are at stake. If there really were no threat, well... there are worse ways to create job security for and by the military.  -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎createyourownjobsecurity‬ ‪#‎aninsecuremilitaryinasecureworld‬ ‪#‎feareatingmoneypit‬

OCTOBER 30th: I asked one of the many young Super-Troupers carrying machine guns if they were anticipating the Joker showing up in Grand Central this morning.
“No, but when we make a big display of men armed for full-on warfare, it lets the public feel there may be some undefined threat lurking around. We want you to know that we are working hard to keep you safe,” he said with a smile. Just think of all those gun toting security jobs that are at stake. If there really were no threat, well… there are worse ways to create job security for and by the military.
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎createyourownjobsecurity‬ ‪#‎aninsecuremilitaryinasecureworld‬ ‪#‎feareatingmoneypit‬

OCTOBER 31st: I am still. Here.  -Eliza Starbuck #mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge #breath

OCTOBER 31st: I am still. Here. -Eliza Starbuck
#mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge #breath

OCTOBER 31st: Outlook. Look up.  -Eliza Starbuck #cheerup #mypinkcloud #rainbowphotochallenge

OCTOBER 31st: Outlook. Look up. -Eliza Starbuck
#cheerup #mypinkcloud #rainbowphotochallenge

NOVEMBER 1st: May I simultaneously accept and decline? #mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge -Eliza Starbuck

NOVEMBER 1st: May I simultaneously accept and decline?
-Eliza Starbuck
#mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge

NOVEMBER 3rd: "Ladies and Gentlemen, meet my replacement. Please defer all questions to Sassafrass in my absence." -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎sassystarbuck‬ ‪#‎earlyretirementplan‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬

NOVEMBER 3rd: “Ladies and Gentlemen, meet my replacement. Please defer all questions to Sassafrass in my absence.”
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎sassystarbuck‬ ‪#‎earlyretirementplan‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬

NOVEMBER 4th: "Shhh. I'm listening." -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎contractrenegotiations‬ ‪#‎metamorphian‬ ‪#‎mypinkcloud‬

NOVEMBER 4th: “Shhh. I’m listening.”
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎contractrenegotiations‬ ‪#‎metamorphian‬ ‪#‎mypinkcloud‬

NOVEMBER 4th: "We've got work to do."  -Eliza Starbuck ‪#‎callthemortician‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬

NOVEMBER 4th: “We’ve got work to do.”
-Eliza Starbuck
‪#‎callthemortician‬ ‪#‎bnwphotochallenge‬ ‪#‎mysocalledhumanlife‬

NOVEMBER 6th: I openly accept that Life as a Human is not perfect." -Eliza Starbuck #mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge

NOVEMBER 6th: I openly accept that Life as a Human is not perfect.”
-Eliza Starbuck #dirtydishes
#mysocalledhumanlife #bnwphotochallenge

However, We should ALLWAYS STRIVE for Greatness.  -Eliza Starbuck #loveblaster #mypinkcloud #hellomrbluesky

However, We should ALLWAYS STRIVE for Greatness.
-Eliza Starbuck
#mypinkcloud #hellomrbluesky #thedishesaredonedude

 

 

 

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