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Morphing Thought

Published June 16, 2017 by tindertender

Snap, pop … ever hear and feel that when you move? It is a blessing to experience this … it is a statement of living, and proof that life IS still.

It can be easy to spin on the discomfort or pain, and then it becomes even easier to fall into victim-hood … the woe is me point of view. This can morph into bitterness, “Why isn’t this happening to so and so? I’m not as careless” … or whatever one may find themselves saying.

Inner GardenPracticing a grateful response to all of lifes experiences eases the possibility of negatives growing and becoming fertile. It really is true that what ever is watered in our gardens of thought will flourish.

Many of us have experienced moments in life where we find ourselves saying, “I should be dead. How did I survive that?” and yet, we did. And we are still here … there is opportunity to prove that life can be more, get better and shinier … all it requires is effort.

True wealth is not about money or things … it is about the inner garden. What is growing there? How many can this inner stuff feed? What do we have to offer? Here is were sharing comes in.

Inner Garden_1Many of us start out looking to others, or to things, or to title and wage or some other privilege bestowed upon us by someone else. If we are fortunate, we live … and we begin to notice that none of that matters. We understand that no one has more authority over our life than our self. In this scenario, we make choices, moment by moment, we learn, we grow.

Some people want others to believe they cannot function without being told what to do and when to do it. They pay a wage, and then they expect they are owed something in return. In a good system, it is a conscious agreement that is entered of give and receive ~ or give and give, an agreement that can be altered or canceled at any time by either party.

It is all good in freedom ~ when we honor each other.

Without honor, integrity, morals and care, none of it matters. None of it. For love will never grow there, and without love ~ everything is worthless, there is no point of anything, and slavery remains.


Life Dance Into Shifting Realities

Published May 16, 2017 by tindertender

Unlocking the potential which dwells within can seem impossible. It may not even be clear what the potential is, or what direction it should reach for. There is always a force that we may not be aware of though, which pushes and pulls at our heart, it assists us in creating certain situations, and ending others.

Peace phrase_1.jpgThis dance we call life is something we never do alone, although it may feel that way at times.

When a situation comes to an end, open eyes to see what is there, for there will be a new beginning, a new opportunity. Do not be attached to what it will look like, or what it shows up as … whatever form it takes, it will be exactly what you need, exactly what all involved need.

Really see the shift for what it is. The experiences that stem from it will enrich not only the life of the one partaking, but also of the lives touched by this flow of change. It’s beautiful.


Still Standing

Published April 1, 2017 by tindertender

As media interest fizzles, the battle at Standing Rock continues.


“… Standing Rock started with a prayer for clean water. Then it grew into a community of like-minded, passionate individuals who came from all walks of life, different countries, more than 300 Native Nations and all 50 states,” he says. “We came for a common purpose, which was to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, yet we created a family while there …

… I wish everyday Americans could see the sacrifices we made here trying to protect sacred land and water, rather than focusing on the propaganda and drama that surrounds every movement. Thousands came in December to support Indigenous resistance, and this movement has inspired millions. Now that we have been forcibly removed from the camps at Standing Rock, it is time to heal and reflect …

… I grew so much emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically,” Lott continued. “Oceti helped me become a warrior and now that the sacred fire has been put out at all camps, it is time to let the fire burn in our hearts and utilize our resources we have gained here, share the skills that were acquired with others, educate people on what to expect if a similar situation threatens their ancestral lands.”
     ~  Micah “Big Wind” Lott

Journey Of Gratitude

Published March 28, 2017 by tindertender

Cherry blossoms
Blue Sky
Playing in the rain
Frogs & tadpoles
Stinging nettles
The smell of the earth after rain
The sound of rain landing in water, on a roof, on the leaves of trees
The rivers rush, floating on it for miles
The smell of fresh cut grass
Potato bugs
Wind surrounding body, entering lungs
Pulling vegetables from the soil tended by my own hands
Animals, pets, non-pets, flying things, swimming things and others
Fire (controlled)
Starry nights
Feeling fully all experience
Working hard
Relaxing too
Spirit, knowing I am loved
Showers or baths or a swim in the lake or river
The taste of my hair wet with ice cold glacier water
The blue in my veins after swimming in that ice cold water
Walking in a meadow, into the woods, confronted by a startled and awakened herd of elk
Long drives
Hiking on a wooded trail
Birds singing, especially early morning
Geese and ducks swimming happy with their chicks
Collecting feathers and making hand held fans
Bicycle ride
Air deep into lungs
Sweat on brow
Salty tears

These are just a sampling of what I am grateful for. There have been so many wonderful experiences in this life … I really like it here, I do not want this world to be destroyed. My hope is that you feel the same, and will count all of the pleasant memories you can find in your mind.

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