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Nonsense Making Sense

Published December 14, 2017 by tindertender

Just Ask

It doesn’t have to make sense, any of it. Those who are doing the best they are able, with care not to harm others, are bathing in honor. This invisible bath often goes unrecognized by the bather, and unmentioned by those who notice it.

Often times when good deeds are seen, they are not commented on, for when too much attention is given to them, those who do little, look bad. (Now) and when I was younger I would come into a job and work so hard. I was fast and accurate, giving 110% and put all of my focus and ability to whatever task was at hand, always pushing myself. A co-worker once drew me aside and told me to slow down, that I was making the group look bad. I thought silently that this was just the way it would be, for I did not have it in me to be less, so that others, resting in this mode, would look better. I still don’t.

There are many people who are comfortable in a state of mediocrity. They want to put forth minimal effort while reaping the reward for success. The issue with this, is that while less is being done, more people need to be hired, hence, there goes opportunity for wage increases and promotion. Hard work is beneficial to all who are willing to team up and get it done.

All pieces of the puzzle, whichever format it may take, are crucial to the end result, none being more important than the other. So while it may sometimes make no sense at all, stepping back and looking at the larger picture, the beauty of it is apparent at all times.

Things That Don’t Make Sense

Published November 29, 2017 by tindertender

Blue face, fire for hair, looking at me. Strong man rolls up his sleeves. The message is not clear, and your voice here is not real.

Trying-to-make-sense-out-of-things-that-don-t-makeMan laying flat on his back. Peering under him I see another, strapped to him, back to back … the second one is face down in the water of the bed, shackled, allowed to come up for a gasping breath of air only occasionally.

How does it know I am sleeping? Sensors … Who is Santa Claus, really? “He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.

People … they run around always telling themselves they must do this or that. They claim to know what strength is. They’ve been observing for some time, many … There are so many more they are not aware of, they have no idea of the strengths deep within those, nor will they. What has been exposed is only a portion of reality. True strength remains private.

Things that don’t make sense, yet are interesting just the same. Those who do not toil have nothing to deeply satisfy them. They look to others for gain.

The Challenge of Growing Pains

Published November 22, 2017 by tindertender

1000 times over there is demand to inform the world why these games are played out. Lives are at stake, they are being ended by this carelessness. There is no need to be loud or obnoxious to make it clear.

Growing pains

Life plus trauma, begets life plus trauma, it is everywhere and expansion is increasing. The pain must be observed, embraced, and consciously healed by each individual in order to reverse the flow of that which is damaging to the planet, and all possibility of a peaceful future.

It is challenging, it is frightening to revisit that which has caused so much pain, but if it is not dealt with, if people continue to stuff it and pretend it is not there, it will continue to manifest in very destructive ways, it will never heal, it will fester. We can see the truth of this in every day as we look around us and when we see into our own heart and mind.

The task of bringing healing to the earth is an arduous one, it is not meant for those who will not bring themselves to muster strength to face these things, however, ALL people have within them what it takes to do so. It is a choice, a decision which must be made on a personal level.

You’re either for growing pain, or for healing it.
What seeds are you planting for the future?

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!”

escaping-hell

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.

An Upward Climb

Published November 9, 2017 by tindertender

“With three on her back she began to ascend the ladder. Rung by rung she climbed. The ladder was so very long! She got more than half way up and stopped, tired. She looked down and could not see the ground, they urged her to continue, and she did. Once again she stopped, looking to the bottom seeing only rungs of the ladder, looking up and finally seeing the end of the climb, she did not think she could make it, she was so very weary!! A voice from behind her stated that it was all for love … she said aloud, loudly, “I love you!” and hooked her elbow to the rung, pulling upward, again and again …”

(Jacobs Ladder)
And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood beside him, and said: ‘I am the LORD, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.’ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: ‘Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.’ And he was afraid, and said: ‘How full of awe is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’
     — Genesis 28:10-17 Jewish Publication Society (1917)

You are mighty

What ladder are you climbing? Is it a ladder of self-awareness? Are you doing everything in your ability to improve your mind, to relax and open to possibilities? Are you consciously choosing to grow compassion and understanding in your heart? Are you practicing patience, with others, with yourself … and forgiveness too?

This journey is not an easy one. You know by now there is much suffering on this path, but you have the power to change that story, you have the creative ability and the steadfast will to make a difference. Every day you continue to push yourself forward, trying again and again to improve on the previous efforts. Even when you are tired and would like nothing more than to curl up in bed and let the day slip by, you rise … you do what needs to be done anyway … you are mighty!

 

A Defender

Published November 7, 2017 by tindertender

That’s what they call her. What will she do? They all gather and talk among themselves while they observe. Figures of light dwelling in shadows mill about holding their staffs. She is on display, no one cares about her privacy. It is as though she is an animal people go to see and take pictures of, it is as though she dwells in a zoo.

Keeper of LoveYou may feel the same penetrating attention is being placed upon you, and you may very well be correct. They wait, they are curious what we will do, how will we react to what they have, and are, doing. They wonder how they will need to respond should we choose to waken and take action.

How will we train for this arduous task ahead? This spiritual battle will take skill and courage. Coming to center, we breathe. These breaths will soon become as one. Our energetic prowess and fortitude will sync and the true web, created by our union, will cover this world.

Perhaps that was what protected this planet all along, and only now … now that the media and the negative drama which creates war and has us killing each other, can the darkness enjoy some of that power.

A reunion is in need, a taking back the authority we posses, a usage of that strength not for personal gain but for the safety and health of all life here on this planet. WE are the guardians we seek, WE are the amplifiers of the invisible powers, WE are the keepers of Love.

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