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Backyard Fight

Published October 9, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Andrei Lazarev

When a fight breaks out in the backyard the neighbors won’t even know it unless there is a lot of screaming and yelling, and even then they won’t know the full extent of damages being done, or the struggle happening in the minds and hearts of those involved.

As in a backyard fight, the inner wrestling that happens in each individual is not known by those on the outside, although they can look right at the ones grappling with a situation or thought process.

It is these silent battles which promote strength and courage of people. These inner conflicts must be waged alone. Even with counsel, these endeavors are personal labors and overcoming them only happens through the individual effort.

It is easy to give up and give in, to say the world owes us, or that the world is evil and there is no way out. It is tempting to play the role of victim, but in this, there is no rising … and rise we must.

While you fight your ‘backyard battle’ remember, everyone else is doing the same. Let us be kind toward one another, for we are more alike than we have ever imagined.

We All Do It

Published March 9, 2018 by tindertender

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All people live life while trying to determine future events. We walk around dreaming up scenarios for this and for that, imagining all different possibilities. No one knows for certain what will happen to them, or to anyone for that matter, yet try to figure it out anyhow.

A waste of precious energies … rather than spending time on the here and now, so much of thought is spent on these waking ‘dreams’. Lured here by others who tell us “you have no idea what is going to happen …”. They are right, and rather than allow them to lead thought down a road of guessing, delve deep into a subject in the present moment.

The future is not a threat. It is a field of limitless possibilities. All too easy it is, to get trapped in a box of fear, shrinking when thinking of possible hazards. It amazes me how the mind always attempts to go there, rather than positive results which could be, when appropriate actions are put into place.

Paranoia, fear, negative expectation … whatever you call it, it is theft in action, a robbery of possible joy which can be created now.

Every human has the ability to gather these emotions, these energetic impulses, and re-apply them to something else, somewhere else. For instance, if fear or anger crop up, start counting the things in which you are grateful for … the air, water, music, poetry, breathing, food, flowers, etc. There is so much to be grateful for … as this list grows in your mind, you’ll find a shift takes place. Now fear and anger shrink, and hope and beauty grow, all due to your conscious application of thought.

This power is yours, always has been. No one is subject to anything … the power of the mind can transport a person anywhere. So yes, while I have no idea what is going to happen to me, I dream of peaceful tomorrows, and joy filled todays. I will never give up on that thought, it will never be replaced by gloom … for this is what I wish to create, and with every breath I take, I will be working toward that today, and toward that tomorrow.

Abuses, World-Wide

Published February 28, 2018 by tindertender

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Bombs continue to drop in countries accused of using chemical weapons. Civilians who have alerted others are being killed by these attacks. Why is this so, when every country in the world has highly trained elite forces who can go in and eliminate the decision maker of this horrible chemical abuse?

Yes, I spent the morning watching world news before I sat down to write my thoughts. Shifting gears will be quite difficult.

People are tired of being bombed for the error of their government, and others are tired of having their paychecks robbed in the form of taxes which fund billions of dollars of weaponry used to inflict these attacks on innocent civilians. Yet governments continue to do just that.

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This war making has little to do with eliminating harmful threats, for if it did they would send in special forces trained to take out these threats, and not blanket bomb entire cities and countries. No, this is a much deeper and more sinister issue that many people really do not want to acknowledge.

The only thing this never ending war making accomplishes is gain for the greedy. It makes civilians weak, destroying their food supplies and their waters, making them eager for a takeover which will bring in these supplies. The one appointed to lead the way to ‘regrowth’ will then have power over the resources of the land and do with it what they will … which will be in agreement with the ones who destroyed everything to begin with.

This is the strategy. Tear down, destroy, offer assistance to rebuild, claim resources. It’s purely tactical, without care at all for the civilians.

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This greedy war making and fighting for control of the world and its resources must end. Those in governments do not represent the people. No, they are nothing like the kind, hard working individuals who are robbed while complying, and beaten every single day for non-compliance. They practice tearing down the spirit of humanity so they can retain power over them.

I see the people speaking out against this insanity, and I am quite happy to note it. The young people are rising and they are indeed the future. The old men in the big house will die, whether they choose to acknowledge it or not. It will not matter if they have 7 heart transplants and other organ replacement, eventually they will die, and the young will take their place.

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The young, who are sick and tired of being stamped down for greed, who are tired of being killed and jailed for some payoff between factions, treated as though their lives mean nothing.

Yes, those in government see it too … and they lack what it takes to work with them on resolution to this madness, for all they know is madness. Their persons will be replaced soon enough, I only hope that these old men do not destroy the world before then.

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
     ~ Goethe

Saying YES To Healing

Published November 25, 2017 by tindertender

Through the thick darkness a sliver of light appears, red and glowing, heat eminating from it. It widens, soon joined by another, the darkness shrinking. Small, low flames develop, the heat intensifies. Darkness is split in two, it disintegrates in this heat, this fire. A spicy aroma begins to permeate the room, not unpleasant, but causing a slight burning of the eyes. Helping We … It begins.

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Within each of us is a force that yearns to assist in healing. There has been much hurt and harm inflicted upon the human race, indeed, upon ALL life. Now is time for an allowing … a saying YES to partnering with that which will end the constant war, the war that has been brewing and killing since time began.

There is a need to stop self-poisoning with substances made legal and pawned like candy to an ailing society … alcohol, foods laced with chemicals one cannot pronounce, waters filthied with unknown compounds, pharmecueticals which mask issues caused by the poisons, numbing the mind to the connection which heals while cultivating new dis-eases.

There are alternatives available, should the choice be made to find them and learn a new set of tools for coping with a system intent on destruction. There is no one who can make this decision for your life but you.

Set Your Boundaries

Published November 12, 2017 by tindertender
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check is a condition in chess, shogi, and xiangqi that occurs when a player’s king (or general in xiangqi) is under threat of capture on their opponent’s next turn. A king so threatened is said to be in check.
Hold Yourself in Check … There is indeed a battle going on in this world, much of it is not seen. While many people kick back and say, “Jesus is coming, I’m saved”, there isn’t a whole lot they’re doing to contribute to the safety of the world, and those in it.  This is not an easy journey, it is not a situation where you get to do nothing and reap benefits because you are loved. You also need to have love in your heart, patience and at least an attempt to understand where folks are coming from … all folks.
I see various people, in fact, whole groups of people, who snarl and spew disdain for anyone outside their family or organization. The lack of empathy shown in the many actions is a tell tale sign of what is truly in their hearts.
Hold yourself to me, means check your innermost being, clean your spiritual house, let go of the arrogance that you may have felt has kept you safe all these years. Set boundaries and stop drama at the door. (Of course it could have another, or other, meanings as well.) It is time to embrace vulnerability and show up without layers of story-line attached. Wear honor and do not judge, for that is not yours.
A peeling away of illusion is in order for a forward motion and line of useful defense to exist. The battle that has been waged and which you have become used to, is not the real deal. Underlying all of it is a master chess game.
The kingdom requires attention, it requires keen observation and swift action. Over the years you have faced many hardships which have been a training of a sort. How strong is your stamina, how courageous have you become in the face of fear, how steady is your mind, how strong is your will?
Time is short, however there IS still time for the short-stretch training, students call it cramming for the test. This is no test however … my hope is that you will make yourself ready.

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.

A World Gone Mad?

Published October 17, 2017 by tindertender

I am sad for a world gone mad. While we were being distracted a horrible circumstance has transpired, and it is unfortunate that it is not clear, some will not even toy with the truth of it. Mentioning it does no good if those who hear have no desire to know or want to try and understand.

I sit here and think about the particle smasher, how certain people have been using our tax dollars to wind, and unwind matter. No one seems to care at the gravity this holds on the well being of life for all, so caught up in their clothes, or cars, their portrayal of self, and rather than walk away from those who cause suffering of all kinds, they remain, and war in the reality … with themselves, and with others.

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It seems to me that people would want to work toward harmony, yet all they do is exacerbate pain and suffering. They stay where it is, and then contribute to its maintenance.

Who is it that is crazy in this world? The ones labeled and medicated and locked up? Or perhaps it is those who have developed the labeling system, the medications which “treat” them, and the governments which pull the strings of the media and service men and women of all sectors, who then carry out the agendas given them.

It is sad, for I sit here and see more clearly than ever before. Of course there are many things hidden, yet eyes are wide open, and the knowledge of the shadow is entering the light … pulling constantly at the minds of people, attempting to break them and cause damage which cannot be undone.

The question is …

Will you stop playing the game? Will you at least acknowledge that there is one, and we are at the heart of it? Will you stop allowing your God given power of Love to be stripped from you? Look at yourself in the eyes in the mirror. Take a very long look. Try to last at least 3 minutes, heck, even one. What you will see there is not related to anything else in this world. No amount of possessions, or money can ever amount to the great wonders you will see there.

You are needed now more than ever, this battle being waged truly is not one of weapons and hate filled killing. No, it is much graver than that, more sinister than you may have ever allowed your mind to ponder. It must be noted soon.

Doing nothing will get you exactly what you’ve received.

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