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A Little Out Of The Ordinary

Published May 25, 2018 by tindertender

I waited in line yesterday to purchase dirt and saw an older man walk by me, foreign in appearance and obviously military. He was followed by a woman about my age who looked slightly stressed, and then by an older woman. The two women looked me in the eye. The younger seeming frazzled, the elder seeming cold. The man walked by again, out of the entrance, stopped and turned and walked in again, looking at me.

I made note of others in the parking lot of the same nationality. Older, men with women, not seeming to be shopping, but more just walking by or idling near their car. I wonder if they were in pairs to be nonchalant or if it was my imagination that there were many more than normally seen in one space at the same time.

Other days I would not have thought twice about it, but the stature of the first man, obvious straight laced military in civilian dress, followed by sight of so many others was unusual.

I did not mention it to the person with me, they did not notice anything as they focused on their purchase.

I’m not paranoid about this … or insinuating they shouldn’t be there … or being discriminatory … it’s just strange how the mind picks up on these instances where things ‘are a little out of the ordinary’, and I didn’t know how else to paint a picture of the situation for you.

Peace To All Souls … Peace To The Universe … 

Published May 15, 2018 by tindertender

The yogic mantra “so hum” is not only a reflection of the sound of the breath but also carries a contemplative meaning: “I am that” (so = “I am” and hum = “that”). Here, “that” refers to all of creation, the one breathing us all.

Do not give up yet. Be brave, forgive. Instead of placing blame on others, speak to those who are doing the perceived wrong. Feeling jealous, or angry, gossiping, or becoming a bully are cause for reassessment of self.

One of the most difficult things to do is to look at ones own actions and thoughts, evaluating them and their cause … looking deeply at what is living in the heart. Get to know your triggers, find out why they are there in the first place, choose to act with integrity. Sometimes when an old wound opens it is so it can be cleansed, and so it can be kept clean while it heals once more.

Every person has emotional scarring of some sort … every one … some are fully aware of them, others have buried them so deep they do not remember they are there, influencing the behaviors they share with the world.

It is ultimate courage to look into the inner self and truthfully, honestly, transparently, face what is there. Some will embrace vulnerability as they allow the world to see them for what they are, their spines will become strong, their minds firm, as they are judged and harassed for being open and authentic. They will absorb the brunt of these attacks and they will process the energy into something beneficial.

They are alchemists, an example to the world, showing that it is okay to come out of hiding, to stop playing the role that was chosen for them. They will teach us how to transmute historical illusion and create a better, more open tomorrow.

Compassion builds in the heart as frailty is seen in the world and in those who attack, the fear buried deep in the minds of those who lash out will be acknowledged. These tendencies will be recognized in the observers heart and mind as well. The studious and serious ones will become great soothers and healers of wounds as they learn to transform the inner most being of themselves.

Becoming aware of the relationship of the inner and the outer is a risky endeavor, for it will tear open facades built over decades, centuries even, passed from one generation to the next. It will be tempting to turn from it, to retreat back into the illusion … and it may be necessary to do just that. The important thing is to keep getting the feet wet, dipping the toes into this pool of reality that has been shunned for so long.

The veil is lifting, the willingness to do the inner work, and the stamina of the courageous will speed this process.

Watch the thoughts as they flit through the mind. Who is it that says these things in the silence? Who is it that hears them?

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Photo by Johnson Wang

Choosing Thoughts Wisely

Published May 14, 2018 by tindertender

Choosing thoughts

In selflessness, with humility and conscious action, combined with miraculous aid ~ fruition, abundance and reaping of what is sown will be.

Actions of service in gratitude will yield riches beyond your wildest dreams, as long as those riches are not the goal you have in mind. Giving service  with no thought of return is what’s required of you today.

Be aware of the Higher consciousness in you. This is a good time to observe your thoughts.  Who is observing those thoughts?

Just this morning, and every other morning, I’ve noticed a small voice in my head telling me to skip the work out, to just let it go. Now, who is this trying to get me NOT to care for myself? It’s quite annoying, and whoever it is needs to back off!

You have everything you need to make your dreams come true. There is no shortage, partake in the blessings of life. Success comes from the fruits of your intentions. Give thanks, and maintain an attitude of humility and gratitude. Gifts are sweeter when you share them with others.

If ‘lack’ is focused upon, more of it will be birthed. If a grateful heart is spent on the plenty which IS, more of that will be birthed. Choose your thoughts wisely.

Changing Stations

Published May 1, 2018 by tindertender

 

It is easy to become discouraged when reading reports … the status of the earths soil and waters and air. The situation looks grim, to say the least. If you notice your mind sinking into this depressive news, stop, change the station, acknowledge the other side of the story …

Human Story

Get grounded. The inner strength, the roots, of humanity run deep and are strong. Things are unfolding as they should. In the messiness of life there is beauty, deep within shadow, gestating. All are morphing. A new collective mind is rising, transformed, with a renewed sense of power and purpose.”

Earth Wages

Published April 29, 2018 by tindertender

That is what we are raised to earn. We are taught to pay the farmer for food and companies like Nestle for water. We are taught that it is business who gives us what we need to survive and it is we who must earn it. (Of course there is labor, and those who do the work ought to be rewarded for their efforts).

Truth is, the earth provides everything we need to grow food and the clean waters run abundant. Rather than stopping people from growing food in their yards and evicting them from their lands for going off-grid, it ought to be allowed to learn of living in harmony with the planet. Those with plenty should consider drilling wells for those whos water lays under the surface.

Wages of sin

There is enough to go around, but greed and need for power causes lack. Blackened hearts who are given power create sorrow and suffering in this world while they (for a time) reap benefit. While they collect liberal ‘earth wages’, what do you suppose they are collecting outside of the earth, in the land beyond time?

Narrow mindedness prevents a person from seeing the larger picture. They are concerned with the type of car they drive, the size of the house they dwell in, the amount of money in the bank and the power they hold over others. They practice manipulating people, sometimes masses of people into doing what is wanted for an outcome which benefits them, not caring about those who achieve this goal they desire.

Older now, having come from a place of lack into the present where there is enough, I see clearly how people are treated when they have little versus when they are not struggling. I also see those who have more than enough and the way they are coddled and followed by those who wish to catch the crumbs.

The one with the golden load struts about, earning big earth wages. Others follow behind that big bird with desire to advance, hoping they may be tossed a trinket or given blessing by the flesh walker who possesses an illusion of power, they too earn earth wages. Some are completely forgotten, starving in the streets, freezing in the cold and roasting in the heat with no shelter, ignored by the majority, dependent on others generosity to have even a drink of water.

While the dream is chased our inherent connection is forgotten. The suffering of the earth and the waters is not seen, the poisoning of the air we breath is denied, the harming of brothers and sisters is ignored.

Earth wages … is this really what life is about? Power over other humans … is this what you desire? While the rich and powerful may not physically ‘rape’ a person, they are doing the deed in other ways, equally damaging to the structure of life. It is difficult to see, it is even more difficult to ask ones self if they are participating in the destruction. It is hard to ask the tough personal questions … not of others, but of our own heart.

True courage comes in doing so, and effective change which benefits ALL life cannot happen unless people are brave enough to face their own inner demons, tame them, and take control … creating a better environment, a better world, for everyone.

When you look in a mirror, do you see a flawed person? Do you cover your face, pretend to be someone else, keep hidden the real you? Only the lionhearted will bare all, allowing vulnerability to come forth, and learn to stand strong amidst the attack of those who pretend. The ones who are brave enough to be open, who see their flaws and begin the personal alchemy process, will also be the ones who affect great change in this world. The pretenders? They keep illusion alive.

What ‘job’ do you wish to have in this world? To follow illusion and stay in the mode which has been around for centuries? Or break the mold, to stop hiding, to work on creating kindness and compassion … in your own heart, which will then ripple out into the world.

Choice … that beautiful gift we have been given. This is where the power is, and when used consciously, can be a wonderful tool for benefit, or for destruction.

Creating Sanctuary

Published April 27, 2018 by tindertender

We see snippets of peoples lives every day, we have opinions about them, maybe even make judgments about them. It’s quite unfortunate really, for there is no way to know every detail behind an action or way of living for another … yet often speak of others lives as though we know what they should be doing.

This is something I’ve personally been working very hard on for decades, breaking the tendency to have these reactions to people. As a young person I recall knowing everything, needing no instruction. HA! This idea carries over into adulthood and unless a person becomes aware of this ‘habit’ it cannot be changed.

Creating Sanctuary

What can be done to become aware, to release the tendency to assume we know what is really going on … Heart to heart, mind to mind, relating to each other in a way that is kind. People in the world who just want to be loved, who want to see others love each other, yet when they see the opposite they judge and become hopeless or angry or blame for the pain which they see and feel.

Generations of the past have set the ground for our current state. Work hard, survive. They were stoic in their steadiness, their ability to overcome odds put upon them by a government who would rather war and keep the people unsteady. They had to deal with rations and no work and making the best of a bad situation. It was, to say the least, very difficult.

Today, we see the past and the trials that were faced and overcome by our ancestors. Today, we speak loud and clear, thanks to the internet, the world wide web, we can hear each other, see each other, and know that we are for the most part on the same page. We want an end to warring, we want all people to have enough, we want to be lifted and so we are learning how to lift others. With focus and the same determination we’ve inherited we can build a sanctuary for life, all life.

We’ve been in a sort of cocoon, protected from the harshness our ancestors had to face and overcome. They’ve built this haven for us full of tools which we have access to and can use, tools which widen perspective and ability to truly see. We have every thing we need … inside of us, and now, outside of us … we are fully capable of creating beautiful change, a shift toward, and into, a new world where we are helping each other.

All life deserves a sanctuary. This earth is that. Our home is being systematically destroyed by some … even if it be blind … they participate. Counteraction bringing balance is needed. Every person who desires to be loved and to see joy in this world has the power to create it. Every one of us. Let it begin.

“You’ve Changed”

Published April 25, 2018 by tindertender

These may be words you have heard, many of us have. “She (or he) is not the same person I met!” While this may appear to be the case, the reality is a little simpler than that.

As we go through life … from childhood, teenager, young adult, adult, elder … it may indeed appear as though we change, just as greatly as the cells of our physical body. In truth, it is more accurate to say that we live life privileged to have many different experiences.

Looking Back

That child, teenager, young adult, and adult will remain with us as we enter our elder years. Life may look different, just as many objects do from various angles, yet the naive aspect of our self never disappears, only lives life from multiple views, constantly learning.

Circumstances change as the years go by, people treat each other differently through the age process, affording us all unique situations and valuable lessons.

So while it appears as though “she is not the same person she once was”, she is only enjoying life in abundant formations.

She is still here, looking backward, working forward, marveling at it all.

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