Midweek Mantra Mix 043: Eight takeaways from Supertask’s life-changing Bike Day stream
Wednesday is humpday, which not only marks the halfway point between the work week and the coveted weekend, but also Conscious Electronic’s Midweek Mantra Mix (M3). We’ve been scouring the web’s most enlightening bass music mixes that align with our vision, to provide “a conscious way to consume dance music.” M3 spotlights both veteran and up-and-coming bass music artists whose music seeks to raise the vibrations of their collective listener base.
Supertask recently put on one of the most creative and innovative livestreams that this quarantine has seen. The set went live on April 19 which is more commonly referred to as Bicycle Day, otherwise known as the day that Albert Hoffman became the first human to intentionally consume LSD over 77 years ago. To celebrate this sacred day, over 200 hours were put into the making of this mind-blowing livestream.
It was in a “choose your own adventure” style so fans ultimately had the choice of what direction it went in simply by Venmoing their vote which allowed them to realize that they are in control of their thoughts which in turn make them in control of their life. The whole donation-based votes seemed to have a positive impact on the collective during this incredibly powerful and transformative livestream as it brought people together and allowed them to pick where they wanted it to take them. We learned quite a lot on this 4-hour journey and decided to narrow it down to the 8 biggest take-aways that Supertask enlightened us with through various compelling, influential quotations on the screen.
1. Sit back and relax.
Surrender to the present moment. It’s all we’ve got.
Before issuing viewers a quotation from The Kybalion, Supertask starts off the stream with a few of his own words: “If only just for a moment, let go. You are everything.”
He who grasps the truth of Mental Nature of the Universe is well advanced on the path to Mastery.” – The Kybalion
2. Enjoy the ride, regardless of where it takes you.
As long as you’re living and learning, you’re doing great. One of the most important and relevant messages in the current state of the world that fans got was the following:
You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in a crisis because of the absence of consciousness.” – Terence Mckenna.
3. Take some time to explore uncharted areas of your mind and go even further within.
Shadows included. In philosophical terms, a supertask is a “countably infinite sequence of operations that occur sequentially within a finite interval of time” which is exactly what this whole experience is. It focuses primarily on the mind control that the media and the government take part in, briefly mentioning at the beginning about how some people were once used as lab rats to test these psychedelic drugs, and how for them the nightmare still continues.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” – Carl Jung
4. Think for yourselves.
After the opening credits and quotations, the first hour or so of this introspective journey has a man talking all about the negative effects of LSD in a slightly altered voice with distorted visuals. It’s a prime example of how the government used to, and sometimes still does, try to scare the general public with propaganda in attempts to steer people away from the use of psychedelics.
We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together.” – Terence McKenna
5. Question everything.
After the first hour, the livestream starts to get into the music, which is also where viewers have to start making decisions in order to actively lead this experience, beginning with the choice between a mysterious vial or book of secrets. It raises two other questions that are seen on the screen.
Are you the author of your thoughts? Are you really making your own choices?” -Supertask
Corporeal’s “Entheogens” is what Supertask musically kicks the stream off with as it approaches the one-hour mark. The vocal distortions are seemingly perfect for this scenario insofar as they exemplify the government’s relationship with LSD.
I’ve seen the highest lows and felt the lowest highs, they keep you boxed in setting your limits at the skies, and if I’ve learned one thing it’s simply read between the lines. They often escape the truth, keep you away from the divine cause they don’t want to see you break through to the other side. They put you in a cage if you try to expand your mind.”
The next three hours are incredibly thought-provoking as the stream leads at-home viewers on one of the most surreal sonic journeys. It features many collaborations with fan-favorites G-Space, Of The Trees, and CharlesTheFirst as well as a handful of Supertask’s own music. Additionally, there are a few covers and remixes throughout the stream. His track with Ill Chill, “Underlock,” contains more meaningful messages within the lyrics. It’s filled with deep, heavy, experimental bass that pumps viewers veins with this unmatched energy that keeps fans on the edge of their seats. The visuals are a whole other story.
6. Appreciate and acknowledge all of your thoughts.
Learn to love them as you learn to love yourselves. You are everything.
Halfway through this adventure, viewers are asked another question: “Face yourself in the mirror or end the journey now?” It’s easy to want to end things rather than sit with yourself, but we learn that it’s so important to study yourself.
“Study yourself. Become your own mentor and best friend. When you are suffering, stay at the bottom until you find out who you are. Let the storms come and pass. How you walk through the fire says a lot about you. Nobody likes a victimhood mentality and what happened to you is not important. It is about how you use your chaos that matters. The dawn will come.” – Mohadesa Najumi.
7. It’s all a choice between fear and love.
Supertask then drops “Faith,” a track about being lost in one’s mind, specifically their thoughts, but still continuing to hold on even when all hope seems to be gone. “I’ve been here before, I’ll be back again, sometimes it feels like these demons are my only friends.” Overcoming that, sitting with one’s thoughts and emotions, and learning how to acknowledge but not attach to them is one of the biggest takeaways. It’s so important yet so overlooked. Your thoughts, in turn, create your reality.
Every choice you have ever made has led you here.” – Supertask
8. You are exactly where you’re meant to be, doing the right thing, at the right time. It’s all that exists.
You were destined to end up right where you are.
These four hours will undoubtedly bring viewers to a higher state of consciousness. Buckle up and enjoy the ride below. Supertask has also just announced that this story will be continuing on his Twitch on May 1, so be sure to look out for that as well, as we go even deeper within.
Featured photo: Visual Healing Photography.
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