LOS ANGELES – It has been roughly 16 months since I was last in LA on my way back from Bali, Indonesia. The trip that has forever changed my life mentally, physically and for the most part spiritually. A lot has happened in the time since I left that wondrous island. There was a long period of masked hardship only to test my spiritual and mental resolve. There was also a consistent success of building my own brand with 4 other guys (DJ BIGREEKS, DJ Good Grief, Say_Blk & Ozzieesco). There has been new an exciting doors that have opened with acting and collaborative efforts with my new/old business partners at Studio 9 (Niksu & Leo). Plus I am embarking on an acting career to be started with famed independent director/artist grayagent. I would be remiss if I didn’t say that I have disappointed a few people along the way while endure these growing pains. So I need to atone for that as I continue to progress. My plan is to bolster my spiritual mind so that I will be mentally strong enough to endure the path that is set before me. What better way than to revisit the pillar of my spiritual strength… Bali.

To kind of retrace my steps of my last journey I decided to make a quick stop in Los Angeles and visit my dear friend and spiritually like-minded soul Valou. I met Valou about 6 years ago at a Buddhist Vegetarian Festival in Phuket Town, Thailand. We have been very good friends ever since despite our distance. Once arriving in LA I connected w/Vaolu. The energy we bounced off of one another was apparent the moment we were in sight of one another.



We spent most of the day on the roof catching up. Valou is a jewelry designer. She began to tell me about all of the new stones she has collected to make her awesome pieces ( http://www.valouring.com/ ). As has become a custom when we meet she naturally wanted to adorn my phalanges with one of her new pieces. The 1st piece that she suggested was a 3cap with a Tiger Eye gem. Unknowingly she gave me a ring that carries more meaning than style. It was uncanny moment. We looked up the meaning of this gem and to our surprise it seemed as though I was destined to have this ring. Here is what we found:

Tiger’s Eye

A member of the quartz family of crystals, tiger’s eye is a beautiful gemstone found in the United States, Mexico, India, Australia, and Africa. In its natural form it is slightly shiny with fibrous bands of reds, browns, yellows, and golds. Although often appearing with more earthy hues, there are red tiger’s eye and blue tiger’s eye stones as well. What are the benefits of wearing a tiger’s eye crystal as jewelry or meditating with this gemstone?

The Symbolic Meaning of Tiger’s Eye Gemstone

Understanding the meaning of tiger’s eye stones is a matter of looking at the physical properties of this crystal. The deep brown color represents the connection with the grounding, stabilizing, practical energies of the earth. The slight shine and golden hues of this quartz crystal banded with the deeper brown represent a unique bonding with intuitive, creative, solar energy.

What is the result? Tiger’s eye gemstone is a stone of physical manifestation and clarity. It combines the ability to manifest your will in the material world with the aid of earthy perception and practicality, with the self-confidence and positive energy of the sun. Clarity comes from the tiger’s eye crystal’s properties to unite perception and awareness into a coherent, streamlined whole.

Tiger’s Eye Stones for Wandering Minds

The properties of this gemstone are well-suited for those who tend to dream and come up with ideas, but have consistent trouble with actually clarifying and manifesting intentions. Scattered thoughts are brought together, personal talents and abilities are recognized, and a clear path is laid out in order to actually act and accomplish goals with tiger’s eye crystal. Those who could be described as spaced-out can use the metaphysical energy of this stone for grounding and for a realistic, yet very positive, understanding of the material world. Tiger’s eye allows one to discern between wishes and needs. This stone can be placed over the navel chakra for grounding energy.

Other Properties of Tiger’s Eye

The properties of tiger’s eye are not only useful for the dreamers of the world. For the doers and those with a more earthy disposition, this stone can be used to enhance psychic ability and raise vibrations if held over the third eye chakra. Tiger’s eye gemstone has traditionally been considered as a protective stone, like jasper or kunzite crystal, warding of negative energy and ill will for the wearer. It is also good for recognizing the greater beauty found in the world, facilitating a deep appreciation through an awareness of the divine that is found in everyday life.

Now if that doesn’t accurately describe myself and my plight in life I don’t know what does.

Tiger's Eye Valou 3 Cap

Tiger’s Eye Valou 3 Cap

IMAG0150_ZOE016The rest of the night was filled with joyous celebration as a few friends and Syd came over. Syd incidentally a seasoned former Vidal Sassoon stylist cut my hair as we drank, ate & listened to music all night long. A sending off party of sorts. It was well received and dearly appreciated.


Now with my new ring of power I am ready to embark upon this journey of spiritual fulfillment and fellowship with dear friends. I am so lucky to have received that great energy as I take the long arduous journey back to paradise.