FOR YOU WOMAN: Spirit Jewels by Author/Poet ME
For You Woman: Spirit Jewels introduces an innovative creative writing style of Poetic Intellectual Art that incorporates a mix of profound insights and spiritual wonders of Love, Life and Relativity. Its central subject matter of Love is forged upon the FOUR ways we experience Life: Mind, Spirit, Body and Soul. For You Woman: Spirit Jewels manifest as Creative Masterpieces of Poetry, Prose, Short Stories and Propositions. That is capped with a chapter on The Art of Love.
Spirit Jewels is a phonetic metaphor of a ‘Spiritual’ adventure of enchanting philosophical visions and revelations of our most intimate, intense and powerful needs with shrewd poetic twists that seduces the senses. Majik and mysticism permeates the avant-garde life-force that this book generates. It’s a truly unique, gourmet, reading experience.
Is Love the True Religion?
What if a normal young man were kept away from women for thirty years? Meet ME, a man who loves women with the same innocence and passion he had when he was forced to give them up thirty years ago. During those years, he wrote about women and love, bestowing flesh on his dreams, and out of that struggle to remember and keep alive the passion of youth has come a unique volume of stories, poetry, and articles aptly titled, For You Woman: Spirit Jewels. Raw, optimistic, and powerful, For You Woman helps readers remember how it was to love without restraint or caution, believing that love is sacred, the gateway to God.
Time stopped for ME when he was shut away from women, and his musings on life, God, Goddess, love, passion, eroticism, and fulfillment provide the reader with abundant food for thought. Framed in the Black English of the ghetto and the prison, For You Woman loses nothing in translation. While the language is raw and untutored, the subject matter is love in all its forms and all its faces, written of with great passion and delight. Grammar police, of which I am one, may not approve, but as Marshall McLuhan, professor, philosopher, and public intellectual suggested, “The medium is the message,” and it is proved in this case.
The author, calling himself ME, is a philosopher of love and truth whose writing skills and insights were honed in the belly of the underworld. As a retired bank robber, ME is, in his own words, an intellectual thug, a spiritual gangsta whose crystallized experiences provide shrewd twists, unique perspectives and visions. He is an artistic scholar, a hopeless romantic, a mystic voyager, and a spiritual awakener of and for mankind’s destiny.
Book Review written by Dan Neumann
An Inspiring, Engaging, Entertaining, Enlightening Book
Nathaniel Thurston (ME) wrote a body of poems, essays, and micro-stories that you’ll end up reading like a devotional. Each poem is typically only a page or two long at the most, but you’ll be tempted to digest and reflect on its truths for a time before going on to the next page. The elephant in the room, of course, is Thurston’s 30-year residency in jail. For some of you purchasing “For You Woman,” that may be the reason why you’re interested in the book in the first place.
I’ll tell you now that it comes through strongly that these writings amount to a legal prison break. He has broken through the bars and the bondage of incarceration by communing with the spirit of God/Goddess/Love– freeing his mind and soul. This book reminds the reader that sex shouldn’t be sought for carnal lust, but for the unparalleled spiritual connection it can afford if we’re in the correct state of mind.
Thurston is more-or-less speaking to females in general in his poetry, but don’t let that discourage male readers. These poems will inspire you to recognize the divinity in women (and even woo them). Due to the maturity and the unadulterated veracity of the message, “For You Woman” is NOT bedtime reading for youngsters. –Review Written by Dan Neumann
MESSAGE FOR THE READER
The contents of this book are designed to appeal to your HIGHER MIND, to your elusively hidden divine intelligence. Its subject matter is designed to advance maturity. As Intellectual Spiritual Art it is NOT by editorial protocol. Whereby you will notice the author’s SIGNATURE Imprint is his lower case i’s. In order to absorb the maxims of profound truths that is contained herein, it is suggested that you re-read very carefully these contents. You will marvel in what you discover and will be inspired in the way it grows on and with you. So study the concepts and the wisdom it offers, while enjoying such artistic wonder. It’s all you.
For You Woman is a tribute, a celebration of you Woman for that female essence – the Soul of our existence. That other half of ‘godness’ that’s so special, beautiful, so precious to we men. Me salute you, ‘cause you’re ‘like that!’ You deserve to be enshrined in your Immortality.
INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR/POET -ME-
Once upon a time, in the the ‘dirty South’ of Miami, Florida, -ME- was raised as a Classic Old School Gangsta in the infamous Pork-n-Beans Project of Liberty City. A graduate of ‘The West,’ Miami Northwestern, ME attended the University of D.C., only to drop out to hustle and was convicted as a Bank Robber. As a result, -ME- served 30 years in federal prison and began to write FOR YOU WOMAN: Spirit Jewels. As an avid student ME studied everything. Whereby, he crystallized into an Intellectual Thug/Spiritual Gangsta whose journey personify writing skills of Spirit Jeweled visions.
BPM: Have you always been a writer and poet? Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes, I have always been a writer and poet. It is what I was born to do. In the 7th grade, Me and my friend, John, wrote a comic strip book. While in Korea, the Army, I received a ‘Dear John’ letter; my engagement over. I was dumped and wrote an essay on Love. It was printed by the Miami Times along with the letter I wrote the editor and a picture. But my present preoccupation originated and took off while I was in prison.
BPM: What has influenced your writing the most?
The Spirit of Love, Life and You Woman. Whereby, upon such inspiration I get to share the Spirit Jeweled gifts of the Word of de-Light.
BPM: Tell us about your new book. What do you hope readers take away from it?
FOR YOU WOMAN: Spirit Jewels introduces an innovative creative writing style of Spiritually Intellectual Poetic Art that incorporates a mix of profound jeweled insights and wonders of Love, Life and Relativity.
Its central subject matter of Love is forged upon the FOUR ways we experience Life… Mind, Spirit, Body, and Soul. Whereby Spirit Jewels manifest as Creative Masterpieces of Poetry, Prose, Short Stories and Propositions of ‘Plenty Game.’
This book is designed as a very place for the reader’s Mind, Spirit, Body, and Soul… as a retreat, refuge, a rendezvous with forever. To partake in a connection with a kindred ego of Spirit Jewels.
BPM: Give us an insight into your primary message for couples in Love.
That Love is Spiritual at its core by design of the Creator. So that the pure your Heart and Intelligence is… The greater your potentials for Love and the Relationship will be to generate Spirit Jewels.
BPM: How do you find or make time to write? Are you a Plotter or Pantster?
I am both a Plotter and Pantster, but primarily a Pantster. Wherein the moment… Inspiration strikes like thunder and lightning. Whereby, mostly at night, when it is quiet and there are less distractions, I write. Dreams awaken and those meaningful inspirations instilled in the moment of the day comes to Light.
BPM: What was your favorite chapter or poem to write and why?
My favorite chapter to write is the “Romance (MIND) Chapter. Because it embodies why this book was written. “Ahh yes, the Game of Love… the Chase, the Challenge, the Politiks, the give-and take of Love and Loving is the adventure of romancing thee. For in the game of Love, romance is how we intimately play ‘in’ Love since it s the play ‘of’ Love, as i play ‘on’ you, to play ‘with’ you, hahaha, crazy huh!? Yes, about you and i Love it! i Love the chase, the pursuit of your divine feminine essence… of winning your Soul, seducing your senses, your dreams, your very being.”
BPM: Talk us through your experiences as a self-published author. Why did you go down this route?
My experience as a self publisher are the same as the experiences into our journey of Life. You learn the hard way from your mistakes as you extract the good from the bad. Writing is the easy part, it is the business side of publishing that is the challenge. The business side shows how cynical people are about money. A dog eat dog world. Being a self publisher is the only way to go. You have no submissions or rejections, you the boss – control over the book’s content, cover, marketing, and promotion. The best part is that all the money is yours.
BPM: Did publishing your first book change your thought on writing? Was it positive or negative experience?
Publishing my first book did not change my thought process on writing. It refined my creative skills and techniques in the process of writing. For Me, writing is a work in progress, a masterpiece in motion. Like fine wine and cheese, the thought process of writing only gets better with time.
BPM: What is the most rewarding part of your artistic process?
The Challenge of Creativity. The Process of combining a spiritual intelligence dynamically with the reader. So as to feed, awaken and connect with the reader on the highest and deepest levels of their being…
BPM: Was there an early experience where you learned that the written word had power?
In elementary school I read my first novel. “The Cricket In Times Square.” I was hooked on the power of the Imagination of the Word. Ever since, I was hooked on the adventure of reading. The places it can take you; past, present, future. The ideas, images and concepts of the mind… fictional and non-fictional.
BPM: What is one of the things you are thankful as a writer?
Being blessed with the gift of the power of the Word that you can share with the world. Sharing knowledge, insights, and experiences I have acquired with that of the reader.
BPM: If you can pass on advice to authors out there reading this interview, what would it be?
That knowledge is power. The more you know, the more you can give, do and express as a writer. You can only write what you know, what you feel, what you experienced. The quality and level of writing is directly correlated with the quality and level of the writer’s character. It is like a computer programmer, garbage in, garbage out.
BPM: Share some of your writing goals. What projects are you working on present?
To use writing that can take you and humanity to the next level… of Truth and Love Spirit Jewels upon the Word of non-fiction – Poetry, Science, Reality. And fiction – Novels. I have a novel project that mixes action, adventure, mystery, history, romance,,, everything on the deepest levels. And I have a non-fiction science thesis on Metaphysics – A Philosophy Discourse on the Nature of Reality and Existence. When you put an Intellectual Thug in prison over 30 years, Me could only dig to the highest depths as a Spiritual Gangsta. With plenty shizzit to write.
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EXCERPTS: FOR YOU WOMAN: Spirit Jewels by Author/Poet ME
This book is For You Woman as a spirit jeweled gift of you, of me, of Love. The spirit of ‘WE’ is what Love is about; we are Love, you and me. Love is our mystical identity; that eternal destiny we are always in need of and constantly seek, knowingly. But most of the time unknowingly. Oh, but do not mistaken that this book is just for you women. It is for Love and the ‘we’ of Love is Universal, it is for everyone. So… For You Woman is for every Man kind, every Mind awakening. For You Woman is for your inner Baby Girl’s Sweetheart… all grown up, realized and rec-ognized for the purity of such profound power of me… in that Spirit Jeweled Love of you.
POPULAR MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF LOVE
Why is it that when we make a fool of ourselves we say that Love made us do it ? We say that Love made us do something stupid or negative in our relationship. We blame a whole bucket of stuff on Love… it supposedly makes us go crazy, mad, and insane due to Love hav-ing blinded or confused us to do ‘tings that cause problems in the relationship. Of course this is an error of fact.
Sure the feelings of Love are a very strong and powerful influence in our lives. But Love ONLY Loves, it do not make decisions or excuses, it do not need approval or allowances, it do not play games or politics. Love do not have needs or wants; it has no insecurity, plans, or mo-tives… Love only Loves, it’s just that simple.
The problem lies in the fact that we allow our feelings to overrule our common sense judgement. We make decisions based on how we feel. We be so busy so caught up on how much we Love… that person and the benefits of it to us that we allow them to use us or we simply DON’T CARE. But it sho aint Love that cause us to be ignorant, immature, naive and just plain foolish when it comes to relating with your mate. It’s our being ‘stupid’ about Love that we allow such problems to get off on us.
The point of fact to be made about being STUPID about Love is that we had and still have a choice. So you chose to be a lame duck, a SUCKER to trust yo ignorant inability to have common sense judgement with yo feelings. Most of us learn from the mistakes we make with our feelings. It like anything else in our lives, either we control certain aspects of our lives [or] IT will control us! The judgement you make to trust your mate to privileged allowances must be made with pure logic or at least use common sense. Trust is to be earned, so of course it’s foolish to do things you would not ordinarily do. But please don’t blame Love, just charge it to inexperience or being stuck on stupid.
So when you are deceived or fail to see the truth or reality of that person or situation it’s because you had your head up your… Rasz. So naturally your lack of control and insight will result in negative, foolish, or really crazy reactions… in the Blame of Love, every time. Quit blaming everything and everybody else but YOURSELF and simply take the responsibility for your life to grow up and on. Hey, Love will always do its job, you just gotta do yours, know what i mean.
LOVE & HATE:
Now there is the popular notion that there is a thin line between Love & Hate. That Love can turn to hate and hate to Love. That’s like water turning to fire or shit to sugar, silly isn’t it. Love is Love and hate is hate. Hate is the result of our emotional immaturity from anger and frustration that we have with that person or situation. For when we Love someone and they dump us or betray us or do not return the Love we have for them… then we act like a ‘jerk’ and jerk Love around to hate, simply out of hurt and anger. Now you still Love that person, you’re just mad at em for not Loving us the way we want to be Loved or for not being still together or for something they did that you find unforgiveable. Like i said, you still Love em, its why you’re acting so emotionally juvenile. We know personally how hard it is to make changes, yet we so brilliantly assume that Love can turn to hate is no more likely than the truth turning into a lie, it don’t happen.
It seems the biggest problem we have with Love is our approach to Love. We misunder-stand its true nature. Love is a divine spiritual power that is ‘holy,’ omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and infinite. Yet we approach Love in a crude, unrefined ignorance that is ‘pro-fane.’ We do not understand the sacred spirituality of Love and its divine prominence. We ap-proach Love with animal instincts, we approach such divine immortality with mere mortality. We truly miss the significance of its divine depths and power, but when we experience bits and pieces we get a glimpse and taste. So we set out blindly and crudely_ about_ seeking such di-vine powers of Love. And with such an approach, how can we attain Love’s greatest glory. We can’t. Our approach must be adjusted to its true sacredness, only then can we begin to spiritually Love like we were meant to Love.
Probably the biggest mistake we make with Love is that we try to own it, we try to selfish-ly possess it. This causes mucho problems when we foolishly try to possess Love. Love is universal and trying to selfishly own it is like trying to own and possess the ocean or a rainbow or sunshine. It simply don’t work that way. Love Don’t Love NOBODY; Love just Loves and it do not care who, what, where, when, why or how it Loves … Love just Loves. Yet we try to make Love our very own personal property. We be wantin it when we want it, the way we want it and get all bent out of shape when we can’t have our way. We do not realize that ‘we are Love’ and that we have access to it at any time. But we need CONFIRMATION from outside… of us thru the possession of Love from another. How can you own somebody else Love ? Hey! All i know is…
Our approach to life and Love is based on our attitude. Our attitude is how we look at things, it’s how we carry ourselves. Our attitude is our state of mind, the psychology of our Being. It’s the subconscious behavior patterns we have formed. Therefore, the way we Love come from the deep seated attitudes of our mentality. The KEY to Life and Love is in our attitude. Attitude is everything! Our Life and Love is based on our Attitude… yo deep seated mind set.
The best attitude for Loving is Spiritually centered, a spiritually inspired attitude. One that is God Inspired. Remember God is Love and that this path is designed to perfect the ‘religion’ of Loving just as the Bible set out for us in the 4th Chapter of I John. So let’s take a look at these mental attitudes essential to the Art of Loving.
ATTITUDE: EMOTIONAL STATES
Our attitude is strongly affected by the disposition of our emotional state or in other words, how we feel. It can be positive; such as pleasant, kool, laid back, upbeat, etc. Or it can be negative; as in angry, jealous, cold, bitter, and so on. The key to understanding Negative Emotional States is that they are a direct result of Disillu-sioned Confused Reactions… out of simply not knowing any better. Negative Emotions are UNCONTROLLED Subconscious Reactions of Self Destructive Feelings.
Bad moods such as fear and hate affects everything in its path with a poisonous vibe. A rabid diseased mind is like a brain cancer in which zombie cells actually eats its HOST and the relationship ALIVE! So any one who is Negatively unstable would naturally have Nega-tively unstable emotions, relationships, and lives. We MUST BEWARE OF and be careful of our EMOTIONAL NATURES. Easier said than done, but we need to be positive and spiritually centered in our attitudes.
Every relationship automatically inherits with it a mutual accountability to one another, a responsibility to each other. Responsibility is a COMMITMENT that your mate can rely on from you. Responsibility in a relationship is built upon an agreement, obligation, a trust of commitment to each other. It is an intrinsic contract that bind you to your mate in marriage, informally. Responsible commitment is marriage like, naturally. If there is no commitment to such responsibility it can only result in a miscarriage of justice. Every woman that i ever Loved i Loved as my WIFE, still do. They belong to me, now and forever, didn’t you know? Hahaha.
Well this subject certainly does not need introduction to how foul and evil it is to a rela-tionship. An Irresponsible attitude is a SELFISHNESS that opposes and undermine any and all relationships. As a spoil brat, selfish individuals are juveniles who never grew up. They have undeveloped child mentalities that is retarded with the “everything is mine,” slash, “my way” syndrome. It’s all about them; their wants, needs, desires, demands to the satisfaction of their every whim, what they want, their way.
A lot of you women suffer from the “what have you done for me lately” syndrome, upon that despicable monster Ego-R disease that’s fashionably slick to the tune of “Take Care of Me FOOL” attitude, so viciously cold! Whew! That female Hustler’s… NO FINANCE NO RO-MANCE, pay to play Vamp. HMO’s – High Maintenance Ho’s. It truly all about taking care of them as an absolute demand. They want their cake and to eat it too, with the ICE Cream… they bring, owwww! Do i need to tell you that it aint healthy being one-sided on a two-sided destiny. The irresponsible attitude of self indulgence denies the balance needed for a healthy relationship.
ATTITUDE OF FRIENDSHIP:
i personally feel that every relationship, every couple should relate as friends, buddies, pals. That your mate should be your partner, yo ‘road dog,’ trusted companion that’s down with you and got yo back. Ya mate should be yo ‘lieutenant,’ your right hand man, ‘ace boon coon,’ ya ‘dawg.’ It is a must do to do things together, have shared interests, activities, and associations. A joint venture closer than close. Being friends and Lovers is the Ulti-Mate Bond. It’s the true likeness of having your cake and eatin it too. It don’t get no better, it’s our responsibility to commit to each other as best friends… ya dig.
You know some individuals do not want responsibility or to face any. Some just do not want to make a commitment to someone else, they simply were not cut out for it. It’s the self-ishness of a true renegade by nature. Some just want the freedom to rip and run with no inten-tions of being monogamous or accountable to anyone. They want the freedom to come and go as they pleases. And then there are those that aint sociable creatures, know what i mean. Hey, everybody is not made to be monogamous.
Trust is defined as the total confidence in the integrity, ability, and good character of an-other person. It is a display of the faith you have in the trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. Without ‘trust,’ forget it, my advice is to watch your back. Because if you do not have trust or faith in your mate, then you are living dangerously. If you do not trust in or have faith in your mate… Why are you with em? Faith and trust are the backbone of a relationship, a re-lationship is based on mutual trust.
People learn not to trust from an accumulation of negative untrustworthy experiences with individuals ig’nant and immature in their ways. A pattern of KARMA they have yet to learn. The quality of trust in a relationship help define the quality of the relationship. Without trust the relationship can only be superficial and filled with chronic problems and damnation.
Pure Love is Righteousness overflowing with the right-ness of Honesty. The only true way to get off on Love is to be for Real, true to de game, true to ya heart. Raw truth and honesty must rule no matter what. When you go with the flow of what is “right” you can’t go wrong. We must be righteous and honorable in principles, intentions, and actions. You got to come clean. For anyone who is not conscientious to lying and deceit with their mates, they just ‘aint no good.’ Honesty and righteousness is rooted in the spiritual heart of God-ness and Good-ness. Keep it real.
Without patience, there can be no growth, no future, no chance to keep Love from slipping away from us. We have to hang tough when things get rough, we must be able to endure the problems and hardships so we can learn to rise above them. Weathering the storm is not enough; the purpose is for yall to grow together, to take the relationship to the next level. A relationship is a process that require time and patience to be worked out, to heal and to grow. Patience is a sign of maturity and discipline we apply to achieve our goals. Work that patience wisely.
THE ART OF WRITING
In the Beginning was the WORD…” St. John 1:1
In Creative Writing, WORDS, as an artistic medium has the ability to seize a person’s Mind, Spirit, Body and Soul with its images, visions and meanings. With Words a writer can paint, sculpture, compose infinite scenarios, concepts and characterizations that transcend ‘Time and Space.’ Words can take a Reader to any place and time; past, present and future. Any kind of writing genre… Fantasy, Historical, Science, Poetry, etc. or combinations thereof, can be created. Writing is truly an Omnipotent Art Form. What other art form can plug directly into the Mind a variety of vividly intimate encounters and experiences. Words can evoke emotions, inspirations, understanding and so much more. Whereby you can FEEL with the Spirit of the Mind and EXPERIENCE the depths of the Soul.
And the WORD was the Light of Life. St. John 1 Chapter
The Word as the Light, the Life of Mindkind is symbolic of divine Intelligence. Creative Writing of all art forms is the most sophisticated, skilled and engaging because of its unlimited potentials and ability to communicate, to connect with the Reader. Creative writing is the art of effectively projecting and connecting thoughts, ideas, and images that sensationalize the subject matter. It becomes increasingly challenging with the complexity of the subject matter. But even the simplest writing can be misunderstood or obscured. The art of writing is the art of the creative expression of the writer’s personality.
So what is a Poetic Writer. Writing is the expression of the Culture, Intelligence, Personality and Experiences of the Writer. This is why you have different writing styles, different strokes for different folk. Of all the writing styles Poetry requires the most creative ingenuity and skillful technique.
But what is a Poetic Writer. It is an avant garde writing style applied by the author Me. Even his name is indicative of his innovative ingenuity. As evidenced by the poem “Soul Mates,” Me expresses a creative mix of shrewd twists, intellectual wits and a phonetic play on words. His poetic artistry is rooted in a Spiritual Vision that is Deep, Inspiring and very very Unique. Poetry that make you ‘tink,’ feel… feel you with meanings so real. Poetry that master metaphors to make you soar with the need for more.
Me demonstrates that creative writing is not confined to grammar or tradition applications. All Arts and Sciences evolved with creative innovative applications. The art of writing is when a poem can slow dance you with romantic intelligence… that touch with so much intensity, Soul much intimacy, both subtle and dynamic. And as evidenced by this article, Poetic Writing is not confined to Poetry.
Poetic writing is simply the ‘Poetic Expression’ of the Writer’s dialectic mindset… the artistic revelations of Spiritual Intelligence. The art of writing is in the art of the projection, the intelligible art of the projector… exclusive connection.
OPEN YOURSELF TO SOMETHING UNIQUE
ME is the pen name of the author. ME represents the Mirrored Mankind of existing as human beings.
ME is that other hidden you revealed and experienced as…ME. The author identifies himself, to the reader as ME, a paradox to those who ask about the author’s identity. So, ME is a shrewd alter ego of you woman. A reflection of the imperfections ME be’s in you, you be’s in…who ME, Yeah you. ME places the reader in his space, his fate, his yai eye. He writes for all who doesn’t exist as ME. Who can only be but a mystical reflection of humanity’s Spirit jewel. Me.