Homage to Keith Flint from a devoted fan – The spark that set the whole world on fire.

My wounded and fractured heart spills out onto this page in the hope that I can alleviate the unremitting sting of loss which is braided amongst a deluge of sadness from the sudden and overwhelmingly tragic suicide of Keith Flint which took place in his Essex home March 4th with a further announcement from the coroner, seven days later, Monday 11th that his suicide was by hanging.  As a devotee of Keith and a fan of his band, The Prodigy from I am thirteen years old; as well as someone who has lost two close friends to suicide and has faced three immediate family deaths within the past four years, I own an ocean depth worth of compassion and understanding for the grief and transformative nature of Keith’s passing. Each individual who was affected by his music and magnetic life force goes on their unique journey at this particular time in order to find a mechanism for coping with the loss and ultimately to find acceptance. My heartfelt condolences go out to Keith’s band-brothers Liam & Maxim, his loved ones, family and loyal fans for what they are going through at this time.

Keith Flint – The Original Fire Starter – Rest In Peace – Photo Credit – Tom Oxley

From my own personal experience of facing sudden, unexpected death, as well as death which I’ve tried to prepare for through terminal illness, I’ve realized an acute sharp focus and clarity on what truly matters in my life and felt utterly surrendered by a guiding force of nature which has led me undeniably closer to truth. Which for me is, self-realization, conscious awareness, internal space, as well as distribution of love, understanding and compassion for others and oneself, unified by an absolute acceptance of all that is outwith my control. The vibrancy of life has never become more apparent than when staring death in the face.

I acknowledge the raw truth that death is a liberating, transformative, integral part of life and has given me a more in-depth appreciation and acceptance of each given moment, onward, naturally arriving at the unfurling of an acute realization that there is no opposite to death, combined with the awareness that even science concludes that energy never dies, it only changes form. An inspirational quote from German spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle which expresses “Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal”- brings great comfort. Keith’s magnetic, energetic creative force, alongside his charismatic, distinctive character has reverberated profoundly across the world, as his thrill-seeking, passionate nature motivated and inspired all whom he came in contact with. His striking individualism woven amongst the tapestry of oneness.

“Asteroids” – Single sided pink vinyl limited to 2000 copies. Released in 2003

I feel a deep sadness wash over me knowing his presence is not here in this world anymore, however, I find a lasting comfort in the acceptance that the essence of who Keith is can never be destroyed, as his form rose and fell through consciousness, his essence is true and what is true can never be undone. His painful choice to transform his energy means he is liberated, as is the many who has gone before him; Chris Cornell, Dolores O’Riordan, Jeff Buckley (to name but a few) Keith left behind an indelible mark through his music, performance style and impulsive, humorous, kind nature. What he has created in life can never be undone and his electrifying energetic expression in which he unified us all through music shall continue to bind us.

I have learned that reflecting on the pain of the person who took their own life only prolongs the grief as those types of thought patterns only help to contort the grief which therefore stifles the process of healing through acceptance. One can reflect through compassion, as compassion owns a purpose rather than turbulently battling the internal conflicting thought patterns about a situation that will never become apparent, and that which is placed firmly in the past. Acknowledge that eternal spark is ceaselessly ignited, a spark that guides you through this life for the rest of your days. Rejoice and celebrate what was, and what lives on through you and all of us. It is natural to ask why? We are inherently inquisitive creatures and it is positive to reflect and ask questions in order to understand more in compassion, empathy and love.

Keith Flint – from The Prodigy – Photo Credit – Drogheda Independent.ie

We can progress though understanding with the vital key being acceptance of what is. Communication is also key, always communicate your emotions through a channel of your choice whether that be talking, writing, music making or any art/interaction in general. Art is also transformative through interpretation. The most profound, challenging experiences brings forth the greatest lessons. Somehow the life we shape for ourselves within all the demands and complexities of society doesn’t seems real, facing death has helped me realize this. Somehow, I’ve felt closer to reality and truth through death then I have through every day living.  We can unconsciously sink into deep chasms of despair through listening to untrue thoughts created by unrealistic ideals of the mind, confused and torn by who we are, and who we wish to be, focusing on what we don’t have, rather than on what we do. We can blame, and we can point the finger, chew ourselves up over the reasons. None of it matters. What matters is the nourishment and protection of one’s essence, through progression within the here and now.

Without resistance, life will guide you for what is already written in the stars, when you open yourself enough to allow it, and that’s exactly what Keith Flint did in his life, he rode the highest wave and embraced both the rise and fall of experience. He was the bravest warrior in both life and in facing his transformation in death and through the seeds of his intention in which he has sown he has grown the sturdiest of orchards that even the most raging of fires could not burn down. He most certainly started a fire in my heart and the hearts of many throughout this globe. Flames that will burn perpetually in his name.

Rest In Eternal Peace Keith Flint – 17th September 1969 – March 4th 2019

My dedicated song to Keith- From one human spirit to another – Rest In Eternal Peace.  

Intension

Tool

Pure as we begin.

Pure as we come in.
Pure as we begin.

Ruled by will alone.
Pure as we begin.
Here we have a stone.
Gather, place, erase so.

Shelter turns to home.
Pure as we begin.
Here we have a stone.
Throw to stay the stranger.

Swore to crush his bones.
Ruled by will alone.
Spark becomes a flame.
Flame becomes a fire.

Light the way or warm this.

Home we occupy.
Spark becomes a flame.
Flame becomes a fire.
Forge a blade to slay the stranger.

Take whatever we desire.
Moved by will alone.
Pure as we begin.
Pure as we begin.
Move by will alone.
Leave as we come in.
Pure as light return to one.
Move by will alone.
Move by will alone.

Songwriters: KEENAN MAYNARD JAMES / CAREY DANIEL EDWIN / JONES ADAM THOMAS / CHANCELLOR JUSTIN GUNNER – Intension lyrics © BMG Gold Songs, Emi Virgin Music Inc., Toolshed Music, EMI VIRGIN MUSIC, INC., BMG GOLD SONGS OBO TOOLSHED MUSIC

Author: Miff Morris

In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others. Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far. Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel Rousers.org, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments. I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence. I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours" My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more....... Love ~M~

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