Burdens Carried

Published November 14, 2018 by tindertender

Burdens carried can weigh us down. Often the burden has become such a part of life its presence is nearly undetectable. The symptoms are masked as physical pain, and perhaps depression, or anxiety.

Is the story of life real, or simply an illusion built around that which is ‘less painful’?

Just underneath consciousness there is a place where communication happens with those who we cannot see. Being quizzed, I woke to hear myself silently answer, “I carry the burden of shame”.

I thought about this periodically throughout the day and have come to the conclusion that this ‘burden’ is facilitated in the mind from birth.

As children many of us are taught that our creations are lacking beauty, that we ourselves are lacking that which makes us lovable. When pure joy rises up in us there is always someone there to squash it. It seems to carry on into adulthood, until it is recognized, and consciously ended. Often we must leave behind those who claim to ‘love’ us.

I wonder about this cycle in the world. It happens everywhere, not limited to this country or that.

As chaos grows on the planet we can see those who facilitate destruction more clearly. They are being called out, exposed for the ‘average person’ to see. This can be quite disheartening, for those we have trusted, and their methods, will be seen plainly.

The tough part of the process is to learn to see our own heart just as clearly as we ‘think’ we see others. This is difficult, for many of us prefer to think we are ‘righteous’ and the others who do harm are not. It is important to know that what we see in the world is also part of our self. The only way to heal it is to recognize it, ask of our self how much of it we see in our own actions and thought patterns, and then heal that.

In the shadows of the mind many things dwell, many things that are difficult to look at, to decipher, and to cast out. So many people project outward, trying to mend the illness of the world, all the while refusing to mend what is in their own heart.

Personally, I am left to discover this ‘burden of shame’ which I carry and make the attempt to find forgiveness where it is concerned … to heal, to shed the weight of it, and to freely rise beyond it … without the use of excuses.

It is a difficult process, for while the inner work is done, those who we see, other people, will attempt to reinforce the negative. At the same time, those who we cannot see will attempt to reinforce the burden we carry, convincing our mind that the burden cannot be released.

This battle is with the invisible realms, attempting to keep us from joy and balance and love. This battle is also with others we can see who are under the influence of those who wish to keep us from happiness.

The key is to observe, not absorb. Outside influences we can hear, and sense, are only that … outside influences. Let them remain as such while you gather your own thoughts and ideas about what you believe will bring healing … to your life, and to the lives your life touches.

Hope and Honesty

Published November 11, 2018 by tindertender

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.”

~ Emily Dickinson 💙💙💙

“Don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”

~ F. Dostoevsky

Bait, Switch and Intentional Chaos

Published November 10, 2018 by tindertender

The topics in US news reports have been critical and brutal.

*Jamal Khashoggi

*Refugee caravan

*Elections and accusations of voter fraud

*Another California fire which destroyed Paradise.

*Pedophilia

Yesterday it was announced that a federal judge temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling late Thursday that the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision granting a permit for the 1,200-mile long project designed to connect Canada’s oil sands fields with Texas Gulf Coast refineries.

There are so many areas in our country which are completely out of control.

The president is saying our voting procedure is not to be trusted, hinting at a redo on the election, sending his opinion to the public that our democratic system has failed.

Paradise is the second ‘entire neighborhood/town’ that has been burned to the ground in California. Is the plot to create many more homeless, steal the land and stow the people away in FEMA camps?

What has happened to all the focus on the caravan? Why is there so little talk of it in mainstream media?

What about Mr. Khashoggi and his horrible demise while our government still hops in bed with the ones behind it, acting as though sometimes it’s okay to do business with the likes of the accused … why? Because they want their ‘money’ and ‘oil’ … it’s about greed and need for power.

For a while there was a heavy crackdown on those practicing pedophilia, but now that too has taken a seeming ‘back burner’.

If there is anything good happening in this country the reporters sure aren’t talking about it. They paint this world as a ‘hell’, it is easy to see it as such.

Homeless people line the streets in their tents trying to stay warm and dry. Children and young people are still disappearing. There is much conflict between citizens and others who have legal permission to control the lives and actions of citizens. Pipelines are leaking all across the country. Our rivers and land and entire ecosystems are destroyed. Water pumped into homes is not properly cleaned. The air we breathe is toxic as heavy cloud seeding takes place on a near daily basis (with an unreported concoction). The foods being sold to us are filled with chemicals and many various poisons. Medications are being filed out left and right and now there is a drug 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Why on earth this has been allowed … well, given these few topics mentioned here it seems clear, the agenda is to disrupt healthy living for the majority.

There is no transparency, making it impossible to actually be able to trust. It has been a very long time since anyone in office has cared for something other than money and the need to have power over other lives, human or otherwise.

It’s almost as though these shocking headlines are created in order to keep people unbalanced. An almost perfect bait and switch, over and over again.

If not, then it appears this world, its systems and all life are about to implode.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/10/jamal-khashoggi-case-latest-updates-181010133542286.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/the_americas/caravan-migrants-leave-mexico-city-to-press-north-toward-tijuana/2018/11/10/2c798316-e38e-11e8-ba30-a7ded04d8fac_story.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2018/11/09/keystone-xl-pipeline-blocked-by-federal-judge-major-blow-trump-administration/

https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/voter-fraud

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/live-news/california-fires-camp-malibu-woolsey-evacuation-containment-evacuations-death-toll-live-updates/

https://www.thetrumpet.com/17188-pedophilia-is-more-common-than-you-think

https://journeypureriver.com/what-is-carfentanil/

https://wakeup-world.com/category/contributing-writers/dane-wigington/

Walled Garden of Truth

Published November 10, 2018 by tindertender

“Unable to perceive the shape of you, I find you all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with your love. It humbles my heart, for you are everywhere.”

 Hakim Sanai’s Walled Garden of the Truth

The poem is a translation from Hakim Sanai (Persian poet) work. here is the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanai if you want to know him more. The last line of the movie credit (The Shape of Water) says : Adapted works from Hakim Sanai

Here are the translation and the original poem:

چون نگنجد شکل تو در عقل من Unable to perceive the shape of You

بینمت در هر مکان و منزلی I find You all around me

زین حضورت، عشق شسته چشم من Your presence fills my eyes with Your love

دل‌زلالم، چون به هر جا حاضری It humbles my heart, For You are everywhere

Worldwide U-turn

Published November 8, 2018 by tindertender

Strength comes from
being blessed with an enemy.

Centuries have gone by where the hearts of women have been stomped on, where she has been beaten and killed, where the blame of mans brutalities have been placed upon her shoulders … still … her heart has not been tamed or extinguished. No ~ this has only made her more resilient.

When women war, it is much different than man. She carries with her the love and the nurturing. She combines it with the I’ve had enough and becomes the bear, or large cat, or even the eagle … and she fights to protect … not just to destroy.

The way she wars looks different too, although sometimes it may appear to be the same. The depth of woman is incredible. Preferring to be in ‘care’ she chooses to understand … herself, those around her, and even her enemies. Not simply to destroy, but to mend, to heal, to bring a return to love.

We see plainly what patriarchy has done to people and environments the world over. We are due for change, for a different approach.

What will be will be. Let us hope that a change for the better is supported by all of those (men and women) who see the truth of matters, and know in their hearts and minds a big ol’ U-turn is needed.

Let us work together to make this shift. Release the need for power over others and instead work together for the benefit of the whole … as partners … as a team.

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