Freedom

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Gaining Traction

Published November 16, 2017 by tindertender

I drove to the gate and began speaking with the person at the other end of the speaker. I could not remember my pass code, but they knew me. They were able to pull up all information needed to inform me of exactly what I had available … relieved, I stated Thank You!, for I still have insurance and pet medicine to purchase!

There are always people with their hands out. It seems I am quite wealthy with this monetary stuff, until the medical practitioner, the pharmacist, the vet, the electric, the gas, the cable and the phone company take their share. Let us not forget the food for human and pets, the toiletries and water and housing. It all leaves very little for personal hobbies and for gas … to drive back and forth to work, to earn another round of wages.

Escaping Gilded Cage
Many people are attempting to leave this ‘system’, purchasing land, building an economical home, investing in solar energy and composting toilets, growing their own organic foods … yet we hear of counties which confiscate this land, prohibiting people from dwelling in their newly created homes and enjoying their chosen lifestyle. We hear of counties who prohibit folks from utilizing their grassy yards for gardens to grow their own organic foods, we see people criminalized for collecting rain water. Indeed, it appears there is a great desire to keep us contained within our gilded cages.

“I’m getting through it”, I said to her, as she lowered her voice and spoke to me in a manner that seemed apologetic. I looked into the voice box, smiled, and asked her to Have a great day.

Despite everything this invisible society does, we still have the option of smiling, pushing forward, prevailing through it all. Giving up is a choice, and a sometimes a very much needed rest while thoughts and energies are gathered for another shot at this thing called life. There have been times, where to an outsider (which all are, for they cannot be within our minds) may have thought I have given up, seeing me spinning my wheels, and then coming to a stop, wallowing in self abuse for a time. But then, traction and a desire for something more took place.

This journey is indeed quite difficult, but none of us arrived here with less than needed to push through and reach for the stars. It definitely will seem as though that is a false statement at times, however when looking back, you’ll see how far you’ve come, how many obstacles you’ve hurdled. The question is, are you letting these trials steal your joy?

Setting Your Innermost Self Free

Published November 11, 2017 by tindertender

“I haven’t told you this … You’re as strong as I’ve ever seen you. One vows to be lordly. Pay close attention and practice threefold. It is hard to embody all the tools and skills needed.” 

“Fighting the fight and trying to appreciate all as it comes, we raise ourselves to the level of champion.”

“Hell, Hell, Hallelujah! You’re exposed, you’ll be gone!”

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There are many ‘apps’ which quiz on things such as, “What body part you wash first …” and “Whatever picture you choose, says this about you …”

What amazes me is that there are people, regular old Joes, putting meaning to these things and then spoon feeding it to the masses. What is worrisome is that there are those who believe them.

As you walk through your day remember something, this is very important … Stand in your personal truth. Do not allow another to put you in a category, a box … don’t allow someone to plaster a label of definition on you and wear it as though it is you. ONLY YOU have the ability to choose who you are, and who you will become, there are no limits other than those you choose for yourself.

I am pretty certain, if you are honest with yourself, you would find that you are not happy with what society in general has told you, about you. Their opinions do not matter, YOUR HOUSE, your body, your mind, your heart, is for YOUR cultivation only. Grow the most magnificent YOU possible … this one dwells in your dreams, in the pit of you.

Set your innermost self free, RISE.

Freedom ~ Breaking The Binds

Published November 6, 2017 by tindertender

Silence isn't empty

In the beginning humanity lived with a pure heart, joy filled and kind. In naivete they trusted and fell into that which causes unsettling emotions, predicaments arose which stripped them of surety and peace. As time continued, these defensive habits, practiced and utilized in order to form a barrier of perceived protection, were taught to others, ‘improved’ upon, the wall between each individual growing ever thicker.

Soon, people peered at each other with a paranoid fear, assuming that whoever they came into contact with had the intention of harming them. Their shields would raise and they would close off from them, staying in the dream they created within their own minds.

When they closed off, living decidedly in fear, they also closed off all possibility of love reaching them, they became trapped in an invisible cage. This cage, filled with pain and fear prohibits them from coming into the fullness of their being. They are afraid of being vulnerable, they are afraid of being hurt, they no longer take risks.

This mess we find ourselves in is stifling, yet it is still possible to break free from the bindings … we need no key, we need no permission, it is our right and all we must do is choose it.

Great courage is found in the hearts that are willing to stand in vulnerability. It is true that there will be those who throw invisible darts and attempt to get you to shrink, to retreat into the little cage once again. But you remember … you remember that joy is outside of these walls, you remember that there is true love waiting for you here. You have missed it so much, and you now know that only you are preventing the truth of it, and the experience of its reality.

And so you commit to feeling the pain, you know it well. You commit to it, for you know that on the other side is limitless love, and until you wade through that which causes suffering, you will not find it.

Your courage is commendable, for in your brave endeavors you show others how to unleash that which binds them. You provide hope as you present a path of release. You assist the world on its journey back to freedom, you grow compassionate understanding and the ability to rise, and to assist others in rising, with every step you take.

Time Is A River

Published November 1, 2017 by tindertender

I resolve myself to the fact I cannot stop death. However I would like to delay, or eliminate it all together, I cannot. Someday, the ones I love will no longer be here. Someday, it will be “I” who am no longer here … in body. Where shall we go? I do not know, for if I am from there, I have little memory of it, in fact, it seems but a dream. All the more reason not to spend time wrapped in blame, trying to please others. Instead, I focus on pleasing myself, and the ones who mesh with the reality of my current self, will be there.

Time is a river …

The journey is quite short, there is no time to waste on trivial things that really have no matter to the larger picture. There are plenty of opportunities to be dragged into the past, downward into guilt and hurt … there are also just as many opportunities to rise above it and commit to building a life lighter, brighter, shedding the darkness of fear and blame. As the day breaks, say goodbye to that which detracts from the greatness you are. Deep within you, you feel it, that beautiful power to create joyful realities. It may be in the small things, or it may be large, it is there just the same, waiting … in time.

Remember … when someone tries to tell you what you are, what you think, how you feel … they cannot possibly know … for they are not in you. What they perceive is often skewed by what is in them ~ And it is A-OK, for In Time all will work itself out.

Being responsible for our own energy can be difficult. We often find ourselves trying to make someone else feel okay. However, we will never be able to have a lasting solution for someone elses happiness, not if they fail to do the work themselves.

There is no need to feel guilty for self care.

Being aware is step one, quiet observation of events and circumstance is challenging as we slip into defense mode. Step out and above … move beyond the immediate, watch the unfolding of experience and then determine if it makes you happy.

Happiness, Joy, Love and Peace are our right. Demanding it be given to us from someone else will never fill our cup. Sometimes, the bird must fly. Sometimes solitude is the saving grace.

Lost In Motion

Published October 28, 2017 by tindertender

Who controls our every move?
Do we lack capacity to choose? 
With anger prevalent and actions to prove,
Lack of care is the sorry state of these affairs.

Will we understand, will we fight?
Have we fallen behind, no longer in the light?
Capacity to change is within us,
All we need do is claim it.

Time is nearing, the end coming quick,
A new beginning just around the bend.
Will the new world be one of our making,
Or are we to be slaves, still?

You Choose, Sister

Published September 30, 2017 by tindertender

https://www.intuitivedance.org/single-post/2016/08/08/The-Aging-Woman-Syndrome-or-How-Women-Keep-Away-From-Their-Power

“You choose, sister. You choose now and every stretch of the way. Are you squeezing yourself and your gift into the patriarchal corset or are you rising taller and taller into your power each day? Are you talking yourself down, or are you changing your language to match your maturity? And, most importantly, are you an ally to your daughters and sisters in deconstructing an old paradigm, or are you perpetuating the disempowering illusion of the old world.”

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