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Happy Fathers Day

Published June 17, 2019 by tindertender

As I looked at my friend he described his love for a particular song and tears came to his eyes. I silently thought, oh my friend … it is really something when you see a man who was never privy to showing emotion be so openly connected and affected by a song … or any number of others small things such as that. I am quite grateful to be present through these life changes with my oldest known friend. It is a real privilege, and I am glad I never “burned that bridge”.

I came home and sat in my chair focusing on those in the Aether, those who live but are not seen, by most. I asked them if any of them had ever been Father’s, and I wished them a happy Father’s Day, explaining that the humans have decided to put away one day in particular to celebrate the fathers of this world, and that means ALL fathers, not just those we can see right now.

I have enjoyed my time here in this world. I have created many pleasant, and also many non-pleasant scenarios. I now work on making these creations of future more positive since I can see from personal history what both look like and what both entail.

I came across a book which I honestly have not read yet, I just found it this morning. It looks to be something which will be of great benefit in the process of altering current realities. If inclined, pleas check it out. Perhaps you may find value in it.

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Life has shown the intricacies of relationship are boundless. Often, these relationships are the result of our efforts to bring harmony. If there is any form of chaos, perhaps our method of interaction and cooperation are not quite up to par. Or perhaps we have not put the needed work in for a situation to be harmonious … or maybe the methods that we are working with do not allow space for alteration and flow that is needed in order to embrace all aspects of our community, our self, and our future reality we are working to build.

I have found that even though some people and some events have brought great suffering to my world, they have also allowed opportunity for great love, and an even greater understanding of what it means to allow freedom in our friends and their choices, simply being with that, not judging … that beautiful mess that is sometimes created that we often call unity.

Yes, working with many personalities and preferences can be a challenge, but when everyone is on, or at least ‘around’ the right frequency, it all flows, and it is all beautiful. Individuals working together in the best manner possible to bring harmony to the whole.

I love you, friends, for being the mirror I need to make sense of this world. Thank you for letting me learn from your example, and for allowing me to take part in your life. It is indeed the greatest gift in this world, and I am grateful.

Leader, Protector and Risk of Extinction

Published May 19, 2019 by tindertender

You ever notice how a beautiful gorilla leader will step onto a road and completely halt traffic while “his” tribe, or whatever the proper term is, crosses the road? When someone comes to test him, HE fights … not the whole group … HE fights, always with intention of protecting and leading his group. Even to the death.

Humans do not behave this way. Today’s human leaders, or ‘chiefs’ rely on members of their following to fight the battles they wage, not really valuing any member more than their fighting skills until their death.

Humans could really learn a lot by observing nature, but the other species we share this planet with are being eliminated. Isn’t it odd that we find a more honorable example of leadership in the wild than we do in the civilized world?

And here we go … onto exterminating them … and many other species. Selfish, foolish humans.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

Reigning In And Going ‘Small’

Published May 19, 2019 by tindertender

Yesterday I decided to drive to Hood River to pick strawberries. There was only one farm open for u-pick. When I arrived I was told there was a limit of four pints.

In a bit I’ll look for recipes, maybe make a strawberry pie and then jam from the remaining berries.

The drive through the Columbia River Gorge is always a pleasure. I thought of my step-father bringing my family here to finish our ‘raising’. He was a lot of things, and one thing I’m grateful to him for is the location he chose for us to live. The memories are something I will treasure, always.

I took the Historic Columbia River Highway on the way back to the city. What amazing scenery! I imagined what life must have been like before the area was so populated … before roads. What Peace these people must have had!

I stopped at the Woman’s Pavilion lookout and enjoyed a wonderful Wind Dance performed by Nature itself. I love my immediate area, and am quite happy with my choice to remain in it, rather than in the expansive world ‘out there’.

My Haven

UPDATE:

Just finished making my 100 mile, hand picked, strawberry pie. I LOVE this pie! 100 mile hand picked strawberry pie is the best!

I admit I used a pre-made crust, but what’s inside it was all me! 😊

Walk A Little, Fry A Little

Published May 11, 2019 by tindertender

Went for a “glorious” stroll through the piney woods today. Who would have thought the trail would have been “uneven” and rugged. The sign was at the opposite end of where I started, so my journey was uninformed.

I looked up and saw the haze and marveled at how the temperature was still near 90 degrees … on the river … mid-May. We haven’t even entered the Summer season yet. I thought, “If they don’t do this, we’ll burn.” Then I thought, “If they DO this, we’re going to burn … quicker, and hotter … it’s only being delayed.”

I’m thinking the “Space Force” is going to try to nuke the sun to try and drop temperatures. Problem is, according to my vision, they go too far and the sun goes dark. So perhaps we’ll freeze instead … or burn first … causing the Space Force to take flight and do the deed in an attempt to “save life” … they will fail.

Given all the money they are spending on controlling temperatures, I don’t understand why they won’t invest in planting billions of trees around the world and let the planet regulate itself, like it’s done forever.

I am baffled at the millions – no, billions, or trillions even – that our government is spending to try and manipulate the weather instead of investing in the planting of billions of trees world-wide so the planet can regulate itself, as it has been doing since probably before time began.

A friend visiting Spain shared pictures of their sky and I was surprised to see the “con”trail makers at work there too. I thought it was only the U.S. who were being a-holes. This just means that the damage is far worse than anyone may have considered.

Humans, too smart for their own britches. And those “in charge” have too much money and power to listen to logic, or if you prefer, plain ol’ common sense, mixed with a lot of science, readily available to any serious seeker.

Memorable Sound

Published October 18, 2018 by tindertender

I had the blessing of attending one of Matthews sound baths last night. There is something about a mans voice when he sings, and the sound of Matthews voice is quite wonderful. I love that he tones, and does not use words to muddle the ‘message’.

While there I met 2 friends from the town I once lived in, they drove an hour or so to be there. I also met 2 friends who live nearby, they were there facilitating entry. It was very nice to see 4 of my friends at this small gathering. Just goes to show the ‘world’ in which I belong and participate in, and the circle of friends who do as well.

Choice

Published August 14, 2018 by tindertender

My arms swell with an energy that feels ‘stuck’. I stretch them up over my head, slowly lowering them. There is a release from the hands, it seems as though for a moment they disappear.

I listen to the above tune, sitting quietly. I think on the word ‘beautiful’. It is one of my most favorite words. B-e-a-u-tiful … It describes what we see, smell, taste and feel. So many things are beautiful. I long to see these things and acknowledge them in the world, for if the world truly is a reflection of me, then I long to see beauty in me as well … and so I search for it, I cultivate it in my thoughts and actions, I grow a garden chuck full of it, consciously, purposefully, intentionally.

A peaceful world IS possible. It simply needs to be fostered in the minds of humanity from birth, rather than what we’ve been doing … fostering fight or flight, dominate or be dominated, use or be used. Honesty and integrity must come before immoral, lust filled behaviors, surrounding sex and/or greed of any kind. Goals that include dominance of anyone or anything should never be developed … and will topple.

Look around, remember your own self as an innocent child … before pain was introduced as abuse or neglect. It is real, it was only stripped, and replaced by something else less savory.

School … training … it’s all a farce. It is meant to proliferate more of the same. A total revamp needs be. If people do not find within themselves capacity to flip this around, to reform what they’ve been programmed with and choose another way … it will have to be done for them. Of course, this is a last resort, much better for free will to come in and make these decisions consciously, wholly.

One way or another, these destructive ways will come to an end and life will try again.

Is the choice to be a willing participant in the creation of beauty and grace, or is the choice a flat refusal of releasing that which destroys?

Live by the sword, die by the sword …
Promote hate and fear, die with hate and fear …
Insist on chaos, live with chaos at the end of time …

Loveit wins.
Be a partner to it, or not.
The choice is yours.

 

Beautiful Day ~ Unhindered

Published August 12, 2018 by tindertender

Are you going to let them ruin this beautiful day,
These boys, so new on their life journey?

This morning I decided I would be adventurous. I drove to Mt Hood! It was a beautiful day for a drive.

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I went to the lodge for lunch, ate cheese and apples and some sort of wine jam and fresh baked bread. As I was finishing up I saw a man walk in with his elderly father and young son. Immediately I stood and offered my table. You see, I had the grand view of the trees and another mountain off in the distance. It was glorious! They refused at first, seeing I still had food on my plate. I assured them I was finished, full, and ‘he’ being an elder deserved this fine seat. He wanted to share it with me while I finished, but I left them to enjoy the view and each others company.

I walked out with a smile on my face, happy that this elderly man who had trouble even walking any more would get to sit there and ponder life and relations while he looked out upon this majestic view.

As I drove along, there were so many sights that just blew me away!

I decided to drive to a lake that was several miles up a gravel road. It was so beautiful!

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I took a left a few miles along and the road climbed, becoming very rocky and pitted, I giggled as I drove. I got about 1.5 or 2 miles up and finally came to the first trail. I got out and walked along a little way, it was so quiet! No electrical wires, no sound at all. It was completely still. I got to thinking … I didn’t have a horn, or dog, or big stick or anything, and then I thought I didn’t feel like being a tasty treat for a cougar or something, so went back to the car.

On the way back down, once off the deeply pitted and bolder-y rode I came again to the relatively mildly pitted gravel road and realized I had a flat tire. That hadn’t happened in 32 years! I got out the book and was prepared to learn something new today. While I was reading the book, spare leaning against the car and jack and such all spread out, a jeep pulled up and asked me if I had it okay. I replied not really.

The man and his friend got out and changed my tire for me … BLESS THEM!! I drove the remaining 3 miles out to the main highway and stopped at the rest area gas station for air since the spare wasn’t quite full. Being Sunday, no tire companies were open so I limped the 47 miles back to town with flashers on doing 40 mph.

People were very calm about the whole thing, they just went around me. Until I got into the city, that is. All of a sudden I saw people throwing their hands in the air and jerkily steering around me, rolling their eyes.

That’s when the SUV full of boys showed up. The passenger hung out the window making arm and hand gestures at me. The other passenger in the back seat was taking video on his cell phone. I wondered what their problem was, and that’s when I realized that my flashers were still on. Boys … no interest or ability to consider what someones day may have been like or what may have happened requiring the flashers to be on.

There’s probably a video of me somewhere on social media with a post about an ‘old lady driving through town with her flashers on’.

So, no … they will not ruin this day. Shallow and ignorant behaviors do not deserve my attention, but I did want to blog about it only because their lack of consideration was so obvious. They’ll learn … some day.

PS ~ Here’s a few pics of some beautiful art at the lodge.

It was indeed a joyous day, a day to be grateful for.
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