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She Is Such A Person

Published May 17, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Nathan McBride

Her mind free from thought,
her appearance calm and tranquil,
her forehead beams simplicity.

Her chill is as elemental as autumn, her warmth that of spring. Her joy and anger flow like the four seasons. She always does what’s suitable, and has no limitations … Without showing affection her blessings extend through ten generations.

She has her likes and dislikes. What she likes is the One and what she dislikes is also the One. What is One is One, and what is not One is also One.

Such a person lets the gold stay hidden in the mountains,
and the pearls sleep in the deep waters.
She doesn’t consider property or money to be a benefit
and avoids riches and honors.
She doesn’t rejoice in long life,
nor grieve over early death.
She doesn’t account prosperity a blessing,
nor is ashamed of poverty.

From scattered pages of the book of Chuang Tzu

You Deserve Better

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender

Fear is bred in the hearts and minds of people. Lack is fostered in countries world over. Humanity spends much time trying to escape their reality, to find something more pleasurable, sustainable … over there. We are led to believe we cannot change a bad situation, when the truth is, we are the only ones who can. Step out of the cloud.

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Photo by Luther Bottrill

You did not come into this life to play small. You are deserving of the same which the wealthy man has. Your goods and wages have been stolen your whole life, you’ve been taught this is the way it must be for the good of the country, for the good of the people.

The only thing that is good for the people is for you to recognize your value, to claim your birthright, to rest in your power and ability to facilitate change. You do not have to run, or hide, or shrink yourself. Indeed the world will only benefit by your expansion.

Dig in those heels of yours. Make adjustments right where you are. Claim your space. This is your life and you are not meant to bow to any man, you are meant to stand tall in your own right. Hard work, persistence, creativity and goals for strengthening the whole is key, climb out of the tiny box and see a bigger picture. The world will only benefit should we work together to rise, in cooperation with each other, as a unit.

Greed must be stopped and enough must be distributed. The community needs your aid, the earth needs your care. Not over there … but right where you are. The scattered forces must be stabilized, the scurrying about needs an end. The honorable which resides in you demands it, for without it, the world dies.

Tired Body, Tired Mind

Published May 10, 2018 by tindertender

There are days when physical labor is pushed, maximized to the best of ones ability. There are also days when number crunching and project planning is a continuous cycle. Hours go by and the muscles begin to ache, the mind starts to as well. Tylenol can be ones best friend after this work.

Efforts made are increasing, it is as though we’ve entered the ‘spin cycle’ of life. There is a wringing out of the ‘suds’, a cleansing is happening. Soon there will be an end to the spin and it will be time to dry, fluffing and making soft the load we’ve been carrying.

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Photo by Joshua Fuller

A blessing is in store. The effort, the stamina maintained as the sea of life is sailed, all experiences, will culminate in calm, it is going to settle. As the waters rage they are washing away the grime that has collected, and although it seems so much is destroyed, it is actually a purification. The sun is about to shine bright, bringing abundance in ways that have been missing for nearly everyone. As we begin to realize the intricate connection we have with the earth, the waters, the air and with each other, we will learn to ride the tide … not with fear and a clutching to anything we find for safety, but with balance and awe as the truth embraces us, and as we embrace the truth.

When things begin to sweep out from under, go to high ground … rise above it. Whether it be a tumultuous relationship of some kind, or some other experience … rise. This cleansing is going to happen, where you place yourself will determine how it affects you.

When too much is taken from a situation without anything given back an imbalance occurs. This is seen in many situations, it is in the products we choose, it is in what we put into the soil and water of the earth, it is what we allow in our lives..

As this shift happens, look around, practice really seeing others and how circumstances affect them, look deeply into your own world. Often, life is a story told and many of these tales are complete fiction.

Transparency, vulnerability … allowing the real you to shine will be the gift you came to share with the world. No one can be you better than you.

Keep Going

Ties That Tug

Published March 22, 2018 by tindertender

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In dreams an effort is sometimes made to diminish hope, to strip joy from the mind. The closer one comes to realizing that choosing to be happy is easy, in comes a dream with some sinister act in the attempt to convince it is not. Whether in conscious life, or in dreaming, the reality is that power is within choice and as recently affirmed, in the 100% commitment to release of that which holds us in pain cycle.

When a person who has an alcohol dependency decides not to drink any longer, there will be dreams, called using dreams, that arise. Many at first, over time they lessen and eventually go away entirely. This is the subconscious mind reminding of the matter, tempting the return to destructive behaviors. This is so of all chemical abuses.

The same is true of negativity addiction, we all have this issue. Most is an inside personal bashing of self. Breaking this habit requires effort, it took years to train for it and it can be found embedded in the deepest recesses of mind.

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I am relieved to know that it is quite easy to step away. It can be difficult to believe, so much of time is focused on suffering. In the past it was made clear and I believed it, yet this negativity lays traps everywhere and it is tempting to fall into the snare, although one would never call it a temptation, not unless they really saw the situation.

To remain aware of this and consistently choose to step away from that which will entangle the mind into this pain cycle is key … called the key to eternal bliss …

… thank you friend for pointing this out.

I am reminded that 100% commitment to joy is all that need be done, and I walk away from the cycle once more.

Underlying all of this is a pureness born with, that which we entered life with, before it was manipulated. It is still there waiting to be reclaimed. A person will understand their true strength when they are able to walk away from diminishing behavior and self inflicted pain and return to love. I say self inflicted for nothing has power over us but for what we give it.

Power of choice is inherent strength,
And it belongs to all people.

Flashback, Renewed Purpose

Published March 10, 2018 by tindertender

I watched myself as I loudly sang a song, eyeliner darkening my eyes. Thin, pretty, and rambunctious, living an uncontrolled existence, rebelling against everything, and everyone. There were many lies told about me and gleefully spread by those who heard them, but did not know the truth. They saw my nature and assumed knowledge.

This was a short road to hell, one which the life lived practiced for. So much time wasted being angry, pretending to be happy.

In walks a man, a spiritual man, young … behind the scenes he assisted me in releasing these emotions, becoming more stable and strong. Old habits fell by the wayside, and forgiveness was given those who I had anger for.

Nearly 2 decades I have fought against this, demanding to make my own decisions … danger of anger reappearing, sneaky that way. I recognize it as it creeps in, I sense old habits behind the curtain inching forward. A revving up of what is desired in life is needed. A conscious choice must be focused upon.

Grounding is in order. There are 7 bags of dirt in my car waiting for me to clean out the garden bed and refresh it for new crops. It is going to be a sunny, warm day, perfect for laying hands in soil, listening to calm music, earthing.

This is an admission of error, my own. For so long I have denied any comfort from another, for deep inside I did not believe it was deserved, but I know better … for we are ALL deserving of compassion and assistance. So once again I embrace this care and offer apologies, and a renewed effort to remain on track.

Love is, and has always been, at the deepest core of my person. It was poisoned against me, and in turn against everyone else. No more … I concentrate fully on eliminating this toxic debris called self despise and move into the future, full speed, for positive change.

I hope you will join me.

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Simply Be In Flow

Published March 3, 2018 by tindertender

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“The goal of meditation is to come back to ourselves and to our true nature. Our breath brings us to the doorway, and the pause between the breath opens the doorway. Once there, simply allowing ourselves to fall into this opening and being aware is all there is to it.”    https://us.organicindia.com/organic-india-blog/breathing-into-meditation-%E2%80%93-an-introduction?__prclt=mVkP0voB

I move my arms behind me and hold the fingers of my left hand with my right. I bend backward, stretching my front, and I feel a warm rush move from my abdomen down the front of my hips and upper thighs, I must bend forward for it feels as though my legs might collapse.  Once recovered, I repeat this movement until the warm rush of energies stop with such intensity and a simple stretch remains. I stay in this form and twist my upper body slightly to the left, stretching in a different manner, and then turn and stretch to the right for balance.

To start the energy flow there need not be any strenuous movement, one can remain seated if they choose  should there be back issues or balance trouble. Mantak Chia gives a great tutorial here:

These simple exercises done in the morning take only a few minutes, yet the benefit of it will magnify your  life, you will feel better and gain so much. You deserve this gift, and only you can give it to yourself.

Inner Power

Published March 1, 2018 by tindertender

Stand, or sit comfortably, back straight.

(1) Like a wave the breath moves in … and out … arms up, bent at elbow, palms open. Breathe out moving shoulders and arms forward, breathe in pulling shoulders and arms back …. continue as you become one with the beat for a time.

(2) Elbows bent, palms together at chest level, listen to the beat with eyes closed, breathing normal. Focus on the breath as you listen to the beats, the rhythm. Feel the pulse between the palms of your hands. This is your Life Force. Rest here for a moment.

Quickly rub your palms together, breathe calmly, tighten your sphincter while doing so, this raises chi. Briskly rub you hands until they are hot. Repeat steps one and two. Feel the heat rise in your body.

Remember this moment throughout your day, come here to this memory in times of trial. Retreat to a quiet place and practice in silence if need be.

The power that is within you will overcome many challenges. Get in touch with it, be with it, you are it.

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