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What Would You Say?

Published July 17, 2018 by tindertender

Photo by Aziz Acharki

If you knew that all life forms could hear one phrase you spoke, what would your message be?

All people, at one time or other, have longed for harmonious living. Differing cultures wish to see the teachings of past generations honored, held in high esteem. Every individual hopes for enough … food, water, sleep, beautiful sights, tender touch, compassionate understanding, even love.

Within each group of people are those who wish for power, and suffer from greedy hearts. They are willing to disrupt entire countries for this perceived power, throwing everything they touch out of whack, destabilizing whole systems, creating chaos … for it is in this chaos they find manipulation to be easiest. Are you able to recognize this?

What would you say to those groups who constantly stir up harm for others? Would you be able to remain calm, to be rational, to focus on the greater good? Would you be able to think of one thing that could benefit ALL life, not just your own? Could you fathom the power your intention would have, the benefit your calm suggestion would bring to the world?

What does it mean to be normal?

Published July 11, 2018 by tindertender

Some say there is “no such thing as normal”. But yes, there is.

Normal is being happy, and sad. It is getting angry, and then learning to forgive, letting it go. Normal is love and heartbreak. It is receiving and giving. It is impatience, and practicing how to be patient. It is calm, and it is roiling energy. It is in fear and in bravery. It is in recklessness and in caution.

It is also in the fact that most do not see that every single person we meet is just as ‘normal’ as we are.

It is in perceiving the grass as greener on the other side, it is in the idea that life is easier for someone else, when in truth they are simply dealing with different experiences … some of which may actually be more difficult than our own. It is seeing someone doing well, simply because that is what they choose for you to see, where as others will let themselves go so it is obvious how miserable they are to those who will pay attention.

It is in looking at the surface of things and assuming we know, when it is impossible for we cannot read the inner thoughts of a person. (At least most people can’t). Heck, most people cannot even understand the inner workings of their own mind, never comprehending what it is that continuously flips their emotional triggers.

It is in ignoring pain rather than healing it. It is in hoarding wealth rather than sharing it. It is in collecting stuff even when it isn’t needed.

It is living in fear of so many things while wearing the stature of courage.

It is also in lying to ourselves about this and that, all the while saying we are not. It is about creating an image we wish others to associate our beingness to. It is in pretending.

It is truly difficult to break down all these barriers and get to the crux of what makes us tick. First there must be the desire to do that, rather than go shopping, or eat, or drink and drug, or try to fist fight our way out of the pain this world hands us.

It is a challenge to smile in the face of adversity … it may be easier if one cries a little, and then laughs at it. Some may say that sounds unstable, a little crazy even, but that, too, is normal.

People are so busy holding tightly to the pieces of themselves they are most comfortable with, and then pointing out the things they are not comfortable with they see in others, playing judge, all the while not recognizing that these ‘negatives’ are in them also … otherwise they would never be able to perceive them.

Normal … what is it exactly except, Every. Single. Thing. Imaginable.

Its in accepting the challenge of seeking what rings true, it’s also in creating a story in which one can be comfortable. It is in doing what we can without cracking our minds, yet sometimes it is the cracking open of psyche that allows things to become more clear.

Look around you and see … so much of you is in everything.

The Melodrama Experience

Published July 8, 2018 by tindertender

Photo by Rene Böhmer

There are so many signals being absorbed by the human nervous system, the sensory input overload can be quite discombobulating. One minute there may be the thought of A-Ha! I’ve got it! And the next moment questions arise, and the knowing that there is much more to be learned is present in mind.

There are scenes played out that snag the attention, they can cause a tugging, a pulling of the heart strings. A situation may arise where one reaches for a certain ‘happening’, applying energies there, only to have emotions violently shaken and made aware that the situation is false, intended to syphon emotion, an experiment if you will, to see just how far the manipulation can go.

Melodrama plays out in the mind, personal thoughts bouncing from one extreme to the next. It also occurs in the physical activities and relationships, one minute here, the next over there … constantly roiled and tossed about, peace rarely found.

How does one stay steady? How does one disconnect from the drama and maintain centered focus? Some say meditation, some say exercise, some say solitude, some say you just have to be ‘strong’ without actually giving instruction on the how’s or whys.

My inclination is in the intentional quieting of the mind. I don’t particularly agree with the ‘label’ meditation, for that implies one must do something to achieve peace. Rather, I view it as an allowing of silence, a focus on the breath while thoughts come and go.

There will always be those who desire to attain your attention, and they will manipulate it anyway they can to gain their desired results.

A few things to consider:

~ Recognize the outside connect. This connect sometimes happens on the inside as well.

~ Senses must be heightened in order to identify the pull.

~ A deliberate focus on where personal energy is allowed to be sent must be honed.

~ Awareness of the breath should be part of daily exercise.

~ Vocal toning while hands are on chest allows the physical sensation of personal vibration.

~ Turn off the television and rest in silence. Be present with what you find there.

~ Practice manipulating the sending out, and retrieving of, your thoughts and your energies.

Realization of the push and pull of energies in any given environment you may find yourself in is crucial to maintaining balance and a sense of peace. If time and effort are not applied to gaining this knowledge a continuation of abuse will be … no control of what happens in personal space will be obtained.

Being the authority in ones own life is much more that rebelling against, or fighting for … it is a conscious awareness of what is happening to the thoughts and whether personal power is being sucked out and applied willy nilly by an outside force, or whether we quietly and calmly choose to apply it where we deem fit.

No one said it would be easy. Humanity has been trained to be surface level, not diving deep into what makes them tick. This is only a habit which has been embedded in minds.

The choice is there to be made, only you can decide what you choose, it’s all mental … the imagination is a powerful tool … one which you control, or one which you allow to be controlled.

Reject the desire to play judge. We are all on a journey, all paths are difficult, even when they seem, from the outside, to be easy. There is no way to know the secret pains of another so there must be space made to consider they might have our own trials, perhaps to a lesser or heavier degree. Honor their journey as you must honor your own.

Choice … Therein lies the power. Use it. War and defense is not necessary, for in non-participation, in choosing to disconnect from melodrama and focusing inner power where it is for the highest and greatest good for self, and for those the self comes in contact with, balance will simply show up. Allow it. You’ll feel better for it, and so will those in your surroundings.

Challenge Met, She Rises

Published June 17, 2018 by tindertender

He cradled her in his arms as she rested, exhausted. He almost lost her, and from the looks of things it appeared he actually had.

The brilliance of her, time after time, is challenged. Her life has not been an easy one, yet here she is, still here, still breathing.

Some are frustrated by this. They would like to see her lose … if not permanently, they would at least like to see her suffer. She pulls through everytime to the dismay of many.

They recognize that after each battle, although there are periods of great suffering, she always rises. Their frustration mounts as trial upon trial are overcome, met with a resilience even she did not know she possessed.


Photo by Ewelina Karezona Karbowiak

Resting now, breathing deeply, a hint of a smile forms on her mouth. She understands that this challenge will be followed by a period of joy, and compassion will be increased in her heart, and a passionate desire for peace will be that much more amplified.

Momentum is building now. The scales are tipping toward balance that had been hijacked for so long.

It has all been worth it … every single aspect of it.

What Is Your “Job”?

Published June 13, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Kirsten 24K

Entering this life you developed amnesia. You learned how to form words with the human mouth, you learned what is hot, and how all of the body senses work. You discovered emotions, and have learned, or are learning, how they can be manipulated.

You have been ‘schooled’ on how to behave, on what is deemed important and valuable. When you do not conform to these ideals, you experience something unsavory, you are manipulated over and over again until you succumb to the ‘program’.

Your job, our job, has been a calling for reinstatement to the earthly plain. We are here to create positive and beneficial change for the whole of life here on the planet … of course, there are others who’s task is to destroy it.

Climb out of the little box your grand self has been conditioned to stay in. Begin to consider the bigger picture, the larger scheme. You are meant to hinder, and bring to an end, destruction which humanity and all life has been plagued with.

Do not let anyone sway you from this truth. Remember your purpose, and take action … with honor, with truth, with compassion and care. Summon your integrity, guided by your inner moral compass, and apply the now hidden knowledge you came here with, as Michael Meade calls it, The Genius within you.

This task? You were certain you could complete. And you were correct. You are much more powerful than you have been trained to believe. Shed human teachings and remember … you know the world is relying on you.

You are a Warrior in a very real sense … of mending, of healing, of harmony. These changes will occur once you escape the grip of that which has taught you of destruction. Habits taught are made to be broken. Shine your alchemist light on the world, do what you came to do. Transform it, transform everything you see in the shadows (which are now coming to light).

We’ve been waiting for you.
The whole world has been waiting for you.

Telling The Truth Isn’t A Crime …

Published June 10, 2018 by tindertender

… Or is it?

Photo by Claudia Soraya

We’ve seen many people lose their lives for telling the truth, or for the intention of telling the truth. There is a long list of these people, and to name only a few … Ruqia Hassan; Don Bolles; Syed Salem Shahzad; Seth Rich; Serena Shim; Justice Antonio Scalia.

Others who are still living: Julian Assange; Edward Snowden; John Bolenbaugh; Spc. Bryan O’Neal; Judge Jean-Marc Connerotte; Erin Brockovich; Dane Wigington; Barrie Trower.

It seems that those who wish for the truth to be known are intensely gone after by those in the darkness in order to silence them. Those who live in shadows wish to stay this way and anyone threatening to bring their dirty deeds into the open is often killed, threatened, and chased around, lives made miserable by the constant harassment and threat.

Stories are spun about those who wish to have a transparent and safer space to live, those who risk their own lives to bring light into the world.

Truth seekers, and truth bearers, are often forced to live a life on the run, and/or life with continuous threat. Their lives may be slandered by others, making many believe they are telling falsehoods, conspiracy theorists, paranoid. Often these same people wind up dead, and ridiculous tales of ‘suicide’ are told about their demise.

It is important to glean information from many sources before making a personal opinion. Too many instance have been proven to be surrounded by lies, and it becomes known at a later date that sinister workings are ‘working hard’ to keep their shadow world hidden.

Fear is birthed in the lives of many, in those who wield the truth and move forward despite the threats, and in those who see what happens to truth tellers and remain silent.

There are the doers, despite the risks, and there are the ones who remain silent, even amid the ‘stories’ which they know to be false.

Where is the line nowadays? The balance is shifting, even while some may think it is not … thanks to the courageous ones who give their lives for truths sake, for the betterment of the world… for ALL life.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/02/when-journalists-get-killed-without-impunity-whole-world-loses-david-callaway-column/818243001/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_the_United_States

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_judges_killed_in_office

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/1456107/Judge-tells-of-murder-plots-to-block-Dutroux-investigation.html

https://www.honeycolony.com/article/mysterious-holistic-doctor-deaths/

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Barrie_Trower

Our Common Plight

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Rohan Makhecha

What is common between people?
POWER … the need for it, the infliction of it, the abuse of it, the lack of it. When power is used for revenge or selfish gain the energy of it may be turned against the offender.

What is an approach that can assist people with this?
SELF-TRUST … to minimize risks, it is important to stretch capability in order to learn how to handle new situations, practicing techniques which afford positive change.

How shall Personal Power and Trust be utilized?
JUSTICE … with honor and integrity, standing for what is right and true. Being responsible for personal actions will end chaos.

What is needed?
ILLUMINATION … working for beneficial transformation requires a deep look into the shadows of life. The flame which burns bright and instills the desire to do good needs consistent tending.

As a professional fighter darts in, weaves and bobs, and then steps out of range, so too must those who are bringing about immense shifts in the world. Stretching ones capacity should be done with intent and focus, pushing hard, and then relaxing for a short time, and then pushing once more. Tend your light, grow it, share it, honor it and each other. BIG things are about to happen.

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