I’m probably best known as Nick Bryce, but you can feel free to call me, Niko 🙂
I first was named “Niko” while traveling on the streets of the San Francisco district of Haight-Ashbury in early 2013. The name resonated with me quite a bit. Shortly after being given this name, it felt like the day after, I was in a bathroom where I saw a flier describing someone named “Niko” spelled N-i-k-o. It was in that moment I felt I was to embrace the name, and I have gone by it mostly by very close friends ever since.
I consider myself to be a professional bohemian-gypsy business-like human and vanguard revolutionary patriot.
A little about myself, I graduated from Central Michigan University having earned a Bachelor Degree in Broadcasting & Cinematic Arts with a focus in video production and a minor in Art. My field of expertise includes, but is not limited to organizing projects and events, promotion, community organizing, visual & auditory arts, entrepreneurship, and teaching holistic workshops. I have been working with many grassroots projects and communities over the past several years across the United States. In total, I have organized multiple festivals, probably hundreds of different sorts of live events, taken facilitation roles in both large and small groups & community organizations.
My political ideologies align closest with the ideas of the eventual abolition of the state, capitalism, wage labor, social classes and private property. (while retaining respect for personal property) I am in favor of common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy, and a horizontal network of voluntary associations and workers’ councils with production and consumption based on the guiding principle: “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
My socio-political and economic ideologies fall within the lines of philosophies such as Anarchism, Communism, Libertarian Socialism, Social Solidarity Economies and the Resource-Based Economy. However, let’s not get these ideologies deluded by your ideas behind what certain terms mean now, please. Institutions in our society have done a great job at making us emotionally reactionary towards certain terms and have effectively manipulated the true meaning of many of them. Very definitely I AM strongly Anti-Capitalist . . . I am very interested in systems that can be used to bring about the end of Capitalism for good, which sometimes may include succumbing to the oppression of Capitalism to do it. I have a strong passion for the development, study, and implementation of co-operative business models.
My primary passion in life is to raise the consciousness of both myself & humanity simultaneously. That being said, in my life and work I focus my efforts on raising consciousness through two primary departments of thought which are defined as, social consciousness & higher consciousness.
Defined for your better understanding:
Social Consciousness, or social awareness, is defined as consciousness shared by individuals within a society. It essentially means to be conscious or aware of the problems within a society or community.
Higher Consciousness is the awareness of a “Higher Self” and transcendental reality. It is a part of the human being that is capable of transcending animalistic instincts.
In late 2011, I created an independent media company called, Third Eye Horizon Productions. (later rebranded to 3rd Eye Horizon Productions in late 2016) Shortly after graduating from college, I felt a need to strike out on a mission to find my higher truth, and answers to why I felt humanity was so socially dysfunctional. I set out with hopes to find ways to help fix things and understand why it felt messed up, to begin with. I felt there were simply too many backward feeling things in the world. The weight of these issues caused me intense distress. I became locked in a state of feeling deeply disturbed and depressed. From that space of emptiness, I created a Facebook group called, “The Coalition For Truth and Sanity.” This helped me connect with like-minded people who shared in the similar sense of distress as I did. The Facebook group provided myself, and many others with insightful answers and support that helped to ease our troubled minds. This was the beginning of me becoming a social activist. I felt lead to join Occupy Wall Street in mid-October of that same year. Through the time of late 2011 – early 2012 I visited four Occupy movements around the U.S.A. During which, I started to notice that I could think more clearly and felt healthier without meat in my diet. In my many ebbs and flows over the years, I became various forms of vegetarian until virtually becoming fully vegan.
Shortly after The Coalition For Truth and Sanity was created I filed paperwork through the State of Michigan to create Third Eye Horizon Productions LLC. It was founded on the principles of using art, music, news reporting, live events, and filmmaking to help illuminate people to the higher truths within society and that lie within ourselves.
Throughout the years between early 2012 – 2016, I put on mostly live music events under the name of Third Eye Horizon Productions, holding space to inspire people to find the higher truths in us all. I’ve organized festivals such as Wompapalooza 2012 & Three Days of Light Gathering 2012, shows at the Magic Stick, the Works, Bath Tub Pub, and numerous underground shows in Detroit over the past several years sponsored by this brand. Easily 1000s of people have participated in these events over the years.
I began to practice meditation nearing the end of 2011. Shortly after this, I began to experience what is known as synchronicity. The term, synchronicity is defined in the oxford dictionary as, “The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection” I would think of someone and they would send me a message or call me. I would meet people in the middle of the desert who had the same logo as 3rd Eye Horizon’s and seem to manifest things shortly after thinking about them. Soon I began to notice all kinds of reoccurring colors and numbers most notably, purple and green, and numbers like 1111, 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 55, 44, 33, 22, 11, and numerous other number sequences. All would reoccur over and over again nearly each day.
These synchronicities and patterns, or “signs” have led me through a journey of self-discovery profound beyond what feels like the near unimaginable. These experiences drive me harder and harder to do whatever it takes to push the envelope to raise consciousness for humanity to experience a broader sense of reality, which I believe I have stumbled into. Though, even after many years of experiencing daily signs pointing to a higher sense of reality, I feel there are many layers and possibly infinite levels of awarenesses to become conscious too. My awareness & the awarenesses of many beautiful people I have met along my life’s journey continues to expand larger and larger. It is truly exciting to see where it all is leading us!
Thanks so much for your time. Below is a link to 3rd Eye Horizon‘s website. Like, follow, and subscribe to our different social media accounts. If you feel so inclined I work for myself and am making a career in raising humanities collective consciousness. You can join me on the quest (which is what I believe to be our collective journey as a human race) in raising our consciousness and awareness so we can be the best humans possible and unlock the true nature of reality.
Thanks so much again,
Love & Light,
Peace & Solidarity.
3rd Eye Horizon’s website: https://3rdeyehorizon.com/
Join humanity’s journey to raise our consciousness through joining the efforts in my work with 3rd Eye Horizon:https://www.patreon.com/nickbryceniko3rdEyeHorizo…