We had the good fortune of connecting with Jerry Emeka and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jerry, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued art as a creative career. I always wanted to entertain people since I was 8 years old. I was a complete goof-off and yet I wanted to be a speaker when I was 11. I remember whenever there was a news van around I run to see if I could get in front of the camera. I can’t say that I actually never had a true desire to be an artist professional he’s just that it was all I wanted to do. To be in front of people and help people smile and let sparks glitter in their eyes. I’m not quite what’s been around since I was 8. My father did not support me as an artist actually I think he’s come around to the idea.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For years I have been helping folks understand how to use their Wonderful Human Imagination to create wonderful things in their life. I found through the years that life is only as hard as we assume it to be and that to make any transformation in the external world the internal has to change. I started out by being a radio DJ turned actor, but in 2013 I started shifting when I noticed how much trouble I was finding in my life and the life of there. I then worked towards understanding how the mind worked and how to bring about desired change. And in doing so I found a simple systematic way to bring on a new life. Simply said. Change Your Thoughts Change Your World.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I probably have to stop pick up some tacos and bean soup from La Michoacana Meat Market then down picnic at the Menil Center and then go meditate at Rothko Chapel. If it were later in the day I’d get an early meal at Brazil and I’d go check out BooTown’s Grown-up Story Time. The city is full of eclectic choices, it really is hard to choose.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I can not give enough gratitude to Neville Goddard. I discovered him in 2015 when I was struggling with burnout from endless hours of acting and producing shows in NYC. My relationships were on the rocks and I saw no hope in ever actually being happy. Neville Goddard’s lectures and books helped me understand that imagination creates reality and that’s not some fancy bumper sticker phrase. It goes way deeper than I could ever know. I awoke to the notion that I am actually the creator of my reality. I can’t actually blame anybody for the circumstances of my life. Since discovering his work my life has completely changed. Neville often quoted William Blake saying “All that you behold though it appears without it is within your own wonderful human imagination in which the world of mortality is but a shadow.” I should also give a shoutout to Alan Watts who inspired me so much, I named my son after him.