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Moving Mondays: Cosmic Connections

We’ve all had this happen before. You’re far from home or somewhere you normally don’t go and then out of nowhere, you run into someone you know.

Sometimes when we run into a friend or an acquaintance at an unexpected time, we’re tempted to analyze what it means. We start to consider things like how we know the person and what his or her presence could be a sign for in our lives.

But what if the next time we make one of these Cosmic Connections, we don’t do this? Instead of over-analyzing and looking for a hidden message, what if we just accept these meetings as a beautiful reminder that there is something bigger than us controlling the things which we cannot?

When you run into someone you know, maybe the universe is just saying, “Hey friend, I’m reminding you that I got this. You’re not alone, and all is good.”

Reflection for the Week:  Do you spend too much time over analyzing events which you cannot control? What can you do to surrender to the cosmic connections that appear in your life?

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Fantastic Fungi: Coming ‘Shroom to a theater near you

Join the magical mushroom journey! Louie has teamed up with world-renowned mycologist, Dr. Paul Stamets, and the pioneer of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil, to forage together through the fascinating world of fungi. The upcoming movie, FANTASTIC FUNGI, is a mind-altering, life-affirming film that will enlighten audiences to the wondrous powers of the mushroom.
 
Visit http://fantasticfungi.net to join the underground society where you’ll learn more about the upcoming film and get free mushroom paraphernalia delivered straight to your inbox!
 
And don’t forget to connect with Fantastic Fungi on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest! We want to hear from you!
 
 

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Moving Mondays: Riding the Opportunities in Life

Surfing is a microcosm of life.  When a wave comes, you either let it pass or climb on.

Life is full of opportunities.  Sometimes, however, we don’t always know whether or not an opportunity is in our best interest. These moments, when we’re unsure and full of indecision and doubt, are actually blessings in disguise. They challenge us to dig deeper, connect to who we are, and learn what we truly want.

When we are presented with a new opportunity, our first instinct may be to take action; to seize the opportunity with which we’re presented. If we pause though, take time to be still and listen, we may find that saying no and having patience to wait for the right opportunity may be the correct course of action.

Like a surfer who passes up a good wave, we may be rewarded with the best wave by having the patience and wisdom to know when to act…and when not to act.

Reflection for the Week: What are you doing to cultivate a deeper connection to yourself? Are you taking time to pause and truly listen?

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Moving Mondays: Nurturing Warmth

 

With summer in full swing, let us take a moment to soak in the warmth of the sun and relish in the fact that we are lucky enough to be on this beautiful planet and experience the wonder of nature in every season.  With flowers in full bloom, trees lush and green, and all sorts of animal life out and about, this time of year is filled with endless possibilities and great potential, so take advantage and enjoy the summer.

Reflection for the week: How can you best utilize your energy this time of year, with its long days and nurturing warmth, to accomplish a goal off your summer checklist?

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Lighting The Way

Today is National Lighthouse Day !  Recognized by Congress on August 7, 1789, lighthouses have been a symbol of safe harbor, guiding ships back to port, helping its crew find their way home.  Every time I go out to film or photograph the sea, I am always in awe of the infinite depths of the deep blue waters that cover 70% of this planet.  Lighthouses are beacons rising above these mysterious waters.  They also serve as reminders that we are at the mercy of the earth — the constant ebb and flow of the powerful oceans — and we must respect and protect it.  So, go and visit a lighthouse and enjoy the view!

Check out The Vault at Moving Art to license my images of lighthouses and more!

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Moving Mondays: Lucky Me, Lucky You

 

Luck is certainly about timing, but it is also being prepared for any situation that the universe gives you.  That is how I’ve been able to capture many of the beautiful images that I have been fortunate enough to photograph and film. However, sometimes luck is not on your side – which is why I am so excited about the launch of THE VAULT at Moving Art.  Here you can browse, license and use any of the moving and still images in my vast library, from gorgeous landscapes, to incredible time-lapse and macro-photography.

Please visit THE VAULT at Moving Art to explore over 8,000 motion and still images now available to license. For a quick peek, view the VAULT TRAILER HERE!  And if you do use any of my work, please share it with me, I would love to see how it inspired you!  I thrive on creating works that can have a positive effect on the future of the planet and hope that it touches and open people’s hearts.

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Moving Mondays: Explore The Vault at Moving Art

 

For decades, I have had the great fortune to travel the world as a visual artist, filming and photographing amazing cultures, interesting people, and breathtaking natural environments. The driving force behind my life’s work is to open the hearts and minds of as many people as possible to the beauty and power of nature, and to reveal the interconnectedness of all things.

In this spirit of global connection, I decided to open my vast library of images to the greater community in order to reach audiences all around the world.

I invite you to visit The Vault at Moving Art  to browse my carefully curated collection of over 60 hours of material – more than 8,000 motion and still images –  now available to license. My hope is that you’ll find images that touch your heart, stir your soul and inspire a deeper connection with the world around you.

With Gratitude,
Louie

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Greenland On My Mind

Never could I have fantasized in my wildest dreams that I would be able to travel all over this beautiful planet and photograph some of the most breathtaking and amazing natural landscapes imaginable to man.  This time I find myself in Greenland, a country of incomparable beauty, and so much ICE!

Greenland, deceptive in its name, is nearly 80% covered by ice.  The Greenland Ice Sheet, along with the Antarctic Ice Sheet, contains 99% of the freshwater on the planet.  However, due to climate change, it is melting at an accelerated pace, causing rising sea levels and ocean acidity, killing our delicate coral reef ecosystems and creating more extreme weather across the planet.

Nature has been my lifelong muse and inspires me everyday, in both my personal and professional life. The ramifications are profound if we do not protect our beautiful and precious planet.   So treat Mother Earth well!

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Moving Mondays: Summer of Letting Go

Summer is the optimal time to shed our attachment to personal notions of the exact path we need to take to reach our currently set goals.  With sunny reflective days and warm meditative nights, releasing this hold on expectations will allow us to greet the universe with an open and grateful heart, thereby granting us the ability to accept that we may or may not attain our preset goals, but instead we may end up achieving more that we ever imagined possible.

Reflection for the week: How can letting go of your expectations get you to better place, with a potentially better outcome?

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Moving Mondays: Ride the Wave

Be open to the unexpected opportunities that may come up in your life. Though you may not be fully prepared in every way, once you ready your mind to the possibility of a transition or shift, it could lead to very serendipitous results. Like a surfer who is waiting for the the next wave, whether it be big or small, slow or fast, he is prepared to take it as it comes, to get up on that board and possibly get knocked down.  But he will get up again and wait for that next wave to see where it will take him.

Reflection for the week: How can you open yourself up to the opportunities the universe has in store for you and be better able to ride the waves through the ups and downs?

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