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The Day That Everything Changed

Published March 22, 2018 by tindertender

Wilderness River

The sun was shining. Leaning back in my lounge chair I watched the river flow, the sun glistened off the rippling current, the sound lulled my mind. It was quite warm, and amazingly there were no thoughts, I was wide open and at peace.

Connection happened just then with those I had not been aware of. I felt like a girl who had just been bestowed with attention, special somehow. I looked around me yet could not physically see the source.

That was summer of 2002. I spent over a decade trying to convince myself of what others opinions were of it, that something must be wrong with me. I drove myself batty trying to come back into the person I was, but chaos ensued … going back was / is … not possible.

For many years after 2002 there was a struggle going on, one which crushed my life. It seemed as though I was not the same person, there was no peace, only constant tug of war in mind. One thing I’ve discovered through it all is there is within me a will of iron. I survived.

Sacred Community

I met a wonderful group where I lived for 10 years after this experience. They helped me open up and to see the possibility and wonder of sacred connection. Chaos began to quiet and I sought to understand, with support from others who had a different point of view than the so called professionals I had been listening to.

I moved again 2 years ago and spent time in solitude, processing some pretty intense emotion. Again, chaos settled. I began searching for others who understand that reality is not what we may have understood it to be, it is so … much … more.

Recently I was introduced to a small group who gathers and the teachings are different and profound. I feel my head ‘pressurizing’, or shall I say, ‘depressurizing’.

Finally, 16 years later, I am so close to releasing all that rubbish and beginning again, with what is true and good and beautiful. I am closer to that day of stillness in mind than I have been since the beginning, I sense it is so near, the space of ‘no thought’. It is not a spacey frame of mind, just complete stillness, in awareness. There is a comfort there I have missed greatly.

SunflowerSoon I will meet another group of people, who celebrate union with life in a different manner than past exposure. I am being blessed with these two introductions to varying groups of people, it’s as though the time has come … to try again, to merge.

Once again this life is molding into a we consciousness. Many others feel it too, it is seen in the actions of people in all arenas of the world.

What a wonderful thing to have someone state so clearly that the mind will find millions of ways to keep a life in suffering. Sometimes, when we aren’t used to sacred connection, ‘hearing’ is difficult, although it happens just the same. The ability to process information needs fine tuning, and I at least find it easiest to sit with others who have walked the path and are able to speak in a way that is readily understood.

My perception of what a wise man once said is, “You can stand stoically alone, strong, yet you are still alone.” Community helps us to stretch boundaries more swiftly, moving beyond where we are in solitude.

Being vulnerable is difficult, yet it is also the door to freedom, truth, and acceptance. There is no need to hide from each other any more.

It’s 11:11 a.m.

Published March 9, 2018 by tindertender

I seek once more … have there been changes recently in the time space continuum? Could the future have shifted due to one minor flip of thought? Perhaps …

sharing leadership

It is easy to get lost along the way, the mind races constantly, and unless effort is made to tame it, to lead it, we will be pulled here and pushed there by it.

The smallest of details show the largest of beauties. Their significance is as important as the air we breath, unnoticed much of the time, yet providing dramatic substance to daily life. Keeping in touch with the often overlooked things will bring balance to a chaotic world.

Viewing our self in the mirror made by events in life can be difficult, acknowledging that we attract our circumstances by our conscious choices can be a challenge. Remember to honor every part of your story as essential to your highest unfolding. Answers are found through honest self appraisal.

Stubbornness may have been ingrained in the DNA of humanity, for often we wander though life thinking we can do everything our self. Reaching goals requires cooperation with others, for only upon working together is it possible to utilize strengths we alone may not possess. It is important to let someone else be at the helm, taking a break here and there … a little nap will do us all good once in awhile. As on a long journey of road travel with companions, the destination is reached quickest if everyone rotates through a pre-planned and shifting driving schedule.

Gathering Strength

Published February 24, 2018 by tindertender

Look around you, really take in the beauty which is there. There has been a great disconnect from all that surrounds us.

The ‘stand’ which we take is not for us alone, but for the animals who have no way to protect themselves … from those intent on harming them.

This firm position we take is for the soils that produce for us needed nutrition to sustain life. The prayers and chants released in response to the waters call, we form a bond with that life giver which makes up the majority of all physical bodies. The air we breath now filled with toxins, released by an organization wishing harm, destruction, death. We rise and state our desire for truth, which is for every single organism on this earth.

The line between those who destroy, and those who do not wish it is thinning. An awareness is spreading across the globe, and a union between factions is taking place. People gather together for what they want for the world, for their loved ones.

Choice … the armies are forming. Who else can see it? One is funded by tax payers dollars, and the other is tax payers left without funding. It seems the odds are against us, however, this is exactly what we need. For those who have, rest in that knowledge, and those who have not dig deep, and form connection with something greater, something far more powerful that that which money and greed can buy.

This isn’t about left or right, red or blue, rich or poor. It is about what is good for ALL, and that which seeks to destroy it. It is about the core of who we are and what we birth into the world.

GreatnessEveryone will need to choose … have you decided where you stand? If so, how will the connection be strengthened with others to realize the goodness in your heart? We must learn to come together in a bond unbreakable, firm in solutions, and humble enough to listen intently to each other, adopting that which works for all, and releasing that which causes strife.

Conscious cooperation is possible. Greed does not live there. Only a desire for peace … which war never brings. Collecting our personal energies, combined together, greatness will occur. Do you believe this?

A Word Of Caution

Published February 18, 2018 by tindertender

What will you buy today? What will you pay attention to?

Time to Pay Attention Words Clock Listen Hear Information

“Most of us are familiar with computers; they seem to run everything nowadays from our washing machines to the International Space Station. A computer is made up primarily of two things: hardware (the physical components such as the monitor, the keyboard, etc.), and the software (the nonphysical programs such as Microsoft Windows, Excel, etc.)

In a sense, a computer is roughly analogous to a human being: the hardware represents the body, and the software represents the mind. But there is something missing in this analogy, because until you plug your computer into the wall ~ that is, until you supply it with energy ~ both the hardware and the software are useless.

Similarly to the computer, neither your body nor mind would function without the energy that powers them.

This energy is what I affectionately refer to as your Inner Fire.

Your Inner Fire is the vital energy within you, the unseen force that gives life to your being. When you take a moment to stop, get quiet, and feel deep within yourself, on a level deeper than thought, you will find this energy waiting and powering you through every moment in your life.”
~ Awaken your Inner Fire, by Heatherash Amara

Change the endingThe energy we all have powering our personal lives is the most valuable thing we own. When we use it for discord, we flame the fire of harm and disaster which affects all life surrounding us, and like ripples it touches all of the other people whos energy is being used in this manner, it rushes over everything creating chaos. When we use it for peace, we flame the fire of care and compassion  which affects all life surrounding us and like ripples it touches all of the other people whos energy is being used in this manner, it flows over everything creating a sense of calm strength.

Time, although we do not own it and borrow it only, is our second precious resource. Within it is the water and foods for survival. When we waste time doing harmful things we contribute to the destruction we see prevalent in today’s world.

Breaking free from conditioning, we can determine for ourselves in the very heart of our being whether we truly wish to spend our energy and time fostering ruination or whether we prefer to foster the nurturing of the communal garden for the prospering of all life.

Do We Have Common Goals?

Published February 3, 2018 by tindertender

The Sky's The LimitFrom early age hindrances are placed upon dreams. Many children are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, and then training proceeds which ends those dreams … for many.

Dreamers are not embraced, history and personal experience shows this to be true, mostly. Yet when we make it to adulthood, we have opportunity to shed these ingrained ‘habits’ and become our own best motivator. We are capable of tearing down the system which had been utilized to control our mind.

It takes courage to walk away from what society would have us do, and do instead what our heart tells us we need. It is our responsibility to do so, for if we do not then the cycle of orders, and following them blindly, will continue.

There is no need for kings and queens or rulers over our person. Are we not capable of working together as a team for the benefit of The Whole? History says we are not, but has the population really been given the chance?

From the history we’ve been exposed to we learn that a form of slavery has always been … some working so hard, beaten if they do not, while others eat the fruits of labor and take rose petal baths.

I was saddened when I found that the growers and harvesters of the cocoa bean had never even tasted chocolate. They had no idea what their hard work was creating! If they knew, they may have processed it themselves and been able to gain more for their efforts, for it is their crops which people clamor for. I’m of the impression this knowledge had been intentionally kept from them. Greed is an ugly thing.

Using each other for personal gain has been the ‘norm’ for centuries. Where did this attitude stem from, and why is it difficult for people to share, equally, so that all benefit … equally?

The best example of a true leader, in my opinion, is Jose Mujica, president of Uruguay. Jose donates more than of 90% of his salary to benefit the poor and to help small entrepreneurs. Now, THAT’S a man … this is someone not out for personal gain and prestige, but rather someone who honestly wishes to help the people.

Is it possible for others to behave in such a manner, or has the What’s in it for ME attitude been planted too deeply in the psyche of humanity?

Potential Coming To Light

Published January 31, 2018 by tindertender

Strange how a thought of ‘becoming’ something turns into the knowledge that one has always been that which they seek to be. Potential lies very deep within a person, sometimes not so deep. In order to find it, much work and focus must be applied, as well as an allowing of hidden ability to be released.

There is a propensity to think one must paint this way, or write in this manner, or sew a pattern according to someone else’s design. Getting hung up on the way things should be hinders a showing of the way things are. This is where the allowing comes in.

CreationOne may feel quite childish, or amateur in their efforts … I know I do … but this opening the door of creativity must begin somewhere, and it is in the effort to just put pen to paper, or paint on canvas, or thread to cloth, or whatever your desire is. Sometimes it starts out as a mimicking of another’s project ~ once the motions become comfortable, then personal creativity will flow easier. Without effort, nothing will happen.

It is important not to judge the way this flow begins for you. Of course it would be beneficial to have creativity nurtured as a child, but if you make it to your 50’s, after a lifetime of stuffing creativity due to fear of harsh judgement, you owe it to yourself to be the nurturer of hidden talents. Being in touch with this flow enhances life. Again, without effort, nothing will happen.

Yours is the only opinion that matters when it comes to your ability to bring your senses into matter. Don’t look to others for praise or approval, for if they tell you it is not that good, it may stifle the flow coming from you. Just be with your creation … and call it good.

Creating Connection and Cutting Cords

Published January 30, 2018 by tindertender

My friend, I saw you with her and even though my heart strings were twinged I was happy for you, I looked at her and tried to see what you saw. She is beautiful, full of life, so energetic, I suppose that is a characteristic of a young woman. Now, I see that she has removed herself from view, I notice that the relationship you had built seems to have toppled. I do not ask questions, I need not know details … this is the way of life.

Everyone you meetIt is strange, these cords of connection. I never really thought of them until a year ago. It amazes me how two can be so far apart, hardly even know each other, yet be connected in a very real way … I’m still trying to decide whether this is beneficial or not.

Many people teach and talk of cutting cords, yet this is done with the mind and the energies that flow from thought and intention. If one is not practiced in conscious focus, or aware of it at least, cords will not be severed, and the ease, or unease, will continue as others determine. But you know this already, you may also know that I am not ready, or willing to severe this cord. Yet I am not ready or willing to travel the path too often either.  I take time and sense you. I pay close attention to see if the two energies have become confused, what is mine, what is yours, what belongs to everyone I meet in a day, daily.

I wait patiently, I observe life and catch glimpses of intention. At first they all swam together, but they are becoming separated now, yet still part of a whole that they may not be aware of. This same whole in which I live.

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