Numerous woodland trails, bike paths, sidewalks, and rarely used roads have been explored and mapped out for everyone to enjoy! Our goal is to offer an alternative way of transporting people in and around the city while offering a blow to the illusion of dependency on the automobile. For the very thing that “made” Detroit destroyed its sense of history and community. Numerous historic buildings and neighborhoods were cleaved in half when the automobile agenda painted the town with ‘Freeways’ that needed more cars, so that we could get away from it all. Sadly what we left behind was our history, diversity, and our sense of community.
Our bike routes bring people in contact with the beauty that still remains. Glorious architecture, virgin forests, (7 in total!) and beautiful neighborhoods are journeyed out for all to enjoy. Yes still alive, vibrant, and diverse with a sense of community, history, filled with friendly ‘real’ people without projection.
We believe that perception, for most, defines who we are and what we feel, becoming our own version of reality and sadly enough for most the only reality we ever experience. We believe that we have all been forced to see from our automobiles the dirty highway transitions that lead in and out of the city. The media has also aided in this projection of a “Dirty and Dangerous Detroit” by force feeding us for years, what’s wrong instead of what is right, dilapidated and burned out buildings rather than great ones still standing alive and well. A business plan constructed to encourage judgment and separation; feeding us all dark, broken images for a profit.
Our Aim: To change all forms of prejudice, notions, and beliefs, allowing for the transformation of our perception to ensue. Then we may become artists, painting a new and beautiful scene, of how we would like the canvas called Detroit to beam.
Mesmerized By: Commercials and road side well lit banners, we allow ourselves to think that those images tell/show us how our life should be, forcing us to see automobiles as a sex symbols, stay in your car, burn more fossil fuel, enjoy a drive through lifestyle of consuming fast food, ending up empty, fat, sick and out of shape with a different type of gas in your over sized tank. MPH freeway pushing us, nothing but moving too fast, always missing the moment were will force and intent has its greatest effect. We are caught up in the Materialistic Paradigm Projection of outright deception, telling us of how are lives should be. The question is what if we are free, who then will we be?
While we are at it: Let’s get rid of the trolley, the trains, and mass transit too, that way they will all need something shiny and new! And while we are at it, let us create a new type of urban sprawl, and why not the invention of the mall? Northland the first of its kind, forget the down town center and the five and dime … Welcome to Detroit’s version of how the world is going to be, Australia done first, yea you next Chin-eee.
Maybe: How we hold the city to be is nothing more than the reflection in the cup of our own perception. Hey man, isn’t that narcissism? I heard that selflessness was a heavenly direction/detection, an ‘As-Is-Below’ reflection, a beautiful reception, a construct of true intention, no chess game of deception…….So let me get this straight, are you saying that, ‘The Tree of Life’ is within me? Mastering the 32 pathways between the Spheres, unlocks the gates for us to see, opening our hearts we become a ‘Portal to the Stream’, a living doorway to the Heavenly Dream…….
Perhaps the Holy Grail: Really is the chalice of life that we all hold it to be? Maybe it is our own view that really counts. With this in mind, maybe like the Tree we are the Cup itself. As we begin our journey, we can pour our love for the city out from our hearts, in similar stream. With deep breathing, and perhaps a touch of dragon’s breath, we can apply it to the moment, with all good will, force, and intent, allowing for the Flow to pass through, up and down stream. We then return to trust our feelings, rather than what our eyes see. Maybe we all are doorways to a similar dream, as we open up our hearts, what is brought to bear is our own stream of Will that changes our own prison-perception-based reality. The beauty of it is the living process and by doing so we are changed and the world around us becomes healed.