All posts tagged Communication

The Duty We Owe One Another

Published July 10, 2017 by tindertender

Bill Clinton Apology to human experiment victims.

It’s no wonder we hardly speak to each other

Published July 3, 2017 by tindertender

Tip toe, afraid to speak what is in the heart. People are very sensitive, often hearing what they will, and not what is said, or intended. An honest person, meaning no harm whatsoever, gets attacked and lashed out at for what the hearer deems behind the meaning, or between the lines. It is so hard to be understood nowadays, for the pain which is inside folks reflects and mutates what others say.

It is no wonder we hardly speak to each other any more.

The ability to have a conversation without getting our feelings hurt and becoming defensive is rare in this world. It is common to “not” listen to anything other than what we tell ourselves, every day, and when we “think” we hear a hint of it coming from someone elses mouth, the hackles come up and anger sets in … fight mode begins.

The art of listening is nearly obsolete.
It is a hard practice.

The truth is, everyone is entitled to their views, and they will most likely, always be different than our own. People do not need to change their views to match our own, and being different does not make the difference wrong, or any less important.

The need to be right is overblown, the need to judge is something so many find too comfortable a habit.

Looking at our own stuff is hard.

If I say, “That lady is so insensitive” I must also ask the question, “Am I being insensitive?”.

If we do not practice this form of thinking, things will not change for the better, in fact they will continue the spiral to hell.

Negative words hurt

Published May 22, 2017 by tindertender

I wake this morning with the words of those who supposedly love me rolling around in my mind.

No body likes you.
You have nothing nice to say.
No one will ever want to live with you.
You have no friends.
The same bitch keeps coming home.

I’m curious if any of these people know what they have planted in my mind, if they even care that these are the words and actions that are attempting to create a personal belief system.

I must distance myself from these types of communications. Honestly, when we speak to each other do we consider the seeds we plant in the mind? These words spin in thoughts even after they are said, they live there in the mind far after.

Words hurtOften when we hear things such as this the reaction is one of defense. We may even follow it up with something equally, or even more so, brutal. We may find that we get involved in the word play that tears at a persons heart and self esteem.

These types of words, these communications which roll around in the mind long after they are said, are the type of things that grow self loathing and self doubt. These words are much of the cause of self harm. I hope that those who speak them are not aware of what they do, for if they are and they do it purposefully, then they are consciously working to promote suicide and pain in others, and that dear people, is simply not a good thing.

This pattern must be broken.
Humans have lived with this sickness for a very long time.
Until we recognize it, we will not be able to repair it.
Reversing the damage is an “all people” involved necessity.
If there is nothing nice to say, then at least we can stop saying anything.
The cycle needs to stop.

I do hope that it can be done.

Commentary on Isaiah 49:1-7

Published April 10, 2017 by tindertender

By Amy Oden

God wants to talk to you

As always, it’s important here to state the big story at work in Isaiah in order to grasp the power of Isaiah’s proclamation in chapter 49.

God’s people have been defeated, their temple destroyed. They are taken in chains to Babylon, alienated from their land and their God. This exile is a crisis of identity and faith. Are they still God’s people? How can they worship in this foreign land?

Into this crisis, Isaiah speaks a word of hope in these chapters. God will send a servant who will do justice. Indeed, it appears that much of second Isaiah (chapters 40-55) addresses the return of the Israelites to their homeland and the promise of a restored temple and nation. The disorientation of exile is replaced by a new orientation that is more than just returning to the way things were before exile. God has something much more in mind.

Isaiah shouts this news from the rooftops. If the first verse were an online blog, it would be in all caps. He has a message not for Israel alone, but for the whole world, even “you peoples far away” (verse 1). And this message is from God: God has raised up a servant, one hidden and unknown, a nobody. God has made this servant the instrument of God’s glory (verse 3).

From Rahab to David to Mary, the story of God’s people is full of unlikely servants raised up by God. This is a recurrent theme in scripture, and we want to notice it here. The servant is called while still in the womb, hidden and invisible. The Lord hides the servant “in the shadow of his hand” and “in his quiver” (verse 2).

In this case, the servant, too, is hidden even from himself as an agent of God. The servant stands disbelieving in the face of God’s call, blinded by self-condemnation to God’s purposes. He confesses a life “labored in vain,” spent “for nothing and vanity” (verse 4).

God acknowledges as much in verse 7, agreeing that this servant is “one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers.” This servant, first invisible and then despised, will nevertheless be recognized by the powerful, by kings and princes, because the Lord, “the Holy One of Israel, has chosen you” (verse 7). For the preacher this is a great opportunity to talk about how God calls unlikely servants and, perhaps more importantly, how often those servants do not recognize themselves as such.

God has a direction this story is going, insistently toward the restoration of Jacob, “the survivors of Israel” (verse 6). The decades of exile produced a diaspora with tribes scattered from Mesopotamia to Egypt, trying to scratch out a life. God’s purpose is to “raise up the tribes of Jacob” (verse 6), “that Israel might be gathered to him” (verse 5). God intends for Israel to be restored as a people with one another and with God. Their exile is not the end of the story.

We can imagine this proclamation falling on the ears of Israel with a sigh of relief. And if this passage was only about restoring Israel, that would be impressive enough within the dramatic narrative of Babylonian exile. But wait, there’s more! God doesn’t get stuck there.

This passage moves from the very particular and powerful deliverance of Israel to an even larger mission. In an astonishing phrase God says that this restoration of Israel is “too light a thing” (verse 6) in and of itself. God’s people do not exist for themselves alone, nor is their restoration an end in itself.

God gathers God’s people into God’s life for one purpose: the salvation of the world. God charges Israel, God’s servant, to be “a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth” (verse 6). God takes seriously the particular historical moment of Israel in exile and God doesn’t get stuck in that particular historical moment. Just as exile isn’t the end of the story, neither is restoration.

The long arc of God’s story points toward the restoration of all creation. “The Holy One, who has chosen you” (v. 7) calls Israel to inhabit not only its homeland, but its identity as God’s blessing for the world.

God doesn’t get stuck in the tidy resolutions to our crises that we think end the story. We often believe that if things turn out okay, the story is over. If the church makes budget, then “whew, thank God, that was close!” If we get through a health scare, we are humbled and grateful.

Yet God is not done. These so-called endings are beginnings, each a new horizon of possibility. Not for ourselves alone, but for the world God loves.

Restoration of individuals, or churches, or even of an entire people, is never only about that. God’s healing work moves outward, always expanding toward eschatological fulfillment, “that my salvation may reach the end of the earth” (verse 6). God’s story is always bigger than ours, holding our stories within God’s life and weaving them into the wide-open future.

Earth Defenders Speak Out

Published March 11, 2017 by tindertender

Indigenous women from around the world meet to share their solutions to climate change.

This destruction has been happening for a very long time. Terrorists have been lurking in the shadow, slipping us lies and manipulating our right to the knowledge of what they intend, and what they do. They sweep it under the rug and tell us it is good for the people. We’ve been hearing otherwise for years. We see the truth, if we are not afraid, or too stubborn, to look.

Mothers, who birth life and nurture it into love in many forms ~ their voices limited and ignored. Women wish for life to continue in a harmonious manner, their desire to bring life into being is strong.

They stand. They stand for this earth which supports our lives, giving so much. It is time to still the incessant pillaging of the resources, and be smart, not brutal.

Biophotons ~ The Universal Light Code

Published March 5, 2017 by tindertender


“Increasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, and may modulate fundamental processes within cell-to-cell communication and DNA.

Intention Is a Living Force of Physiology

Even human intention itself, the so-called ghost in the machine, may have an empirical basis in biophotons.

A recent commentary published in the journal Investigacion clinica titled “Evidence about the power of intention” addressed this connection:

Intention is defined as a directed thought to perform a determined action. Thoughts targeted to an end can affect inanimate objects and practically all living things from unicellular organisms to human beings. The emission of light particles (biophotons) seems to be the mechanism through which an intention produces its effects. All living organisms emit a constant current of photons as a mean to direct instantaneous nonlocal signals from one part of the body to another and to the outside world. Biophotons are stored in the intracellular DNA. When the organism is sick changes in biophotons emissions are produced. Direct intention manifests itself as an electric and magnetic energy producing an ordered flux of photons. Our intentions seem to operate as highly coherent frequencies capable of changing the molecular structure of matter. For the intention to be effective it is necessary to choose the appropriate time. In fact, living beings are mutually synchronized and to the earth and its constant changes of magnetic energy. It has been shown that the energy of thought can also alter the environment. Hypnosis, stigmata phenomena and the placebo effect can also be considered as types of intention, as instructions to the brain during a particular state of consciousness. Cases of spontaneous cures or of remote healing of extremely ill patients represent instances of an exceedingly great intention to control diseases menacing our lives. The intention to heal as well as the beliefs of the sick person on the efficacy of the healing influences promote his healing. In conclusion, studies on thought and consciousness are emerging as fundamental aspects and not as mere epiphenomena that are rapidly leading to a profound change in the paradigms of Biology and Medicine.


The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day.

But your body is also surrounded by light, or energy.

Dr. Mercola’s comments:

“Gone are the days when words like “life energy” and “aura” were relegated to a few books in a tiny section of some New Age store. Today, scientists across the world are investigating the energies that propel, and likely even rule, life itself and hence have profound impact on your health.

Eastern medical traditions have operated on this premise for thousands of years, but Western medicine in its myopic focus on dissected parts has been slow to adapt these ancient truths.”

Sergey Mayburov at the Lebedev Institute of Physics in Moscow adds some extra evidence to the debate.

“Biophoton streams consist of short quasiperiodic bursts, which he says are remarkably similar to those used to send binary data over a noisy channel. That might help explain how cells can detect such low levels of radiation in a noisy environment.”

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One of the leading researchers in this new field of biophotons is Fritz-Albert Popp of the International Institute of Biophysics (Biopotonics). Popp was one of those brilliant scientists who risked his career when he became interested in biopotons and their potential for healing.

“It is possible that biophotons may even be carriers of psi information and that coherent coupling can be established between two conscious life forms resulting in a transference of information from a higher potential field to a lower potential … it suggests other miens by which disparate life forms can communicate. We know there is a process by which trees communicate and even signal each other in the face of danger. We may be exchanging information with pets and other animals through biophotonic communication.”

To work with those who have direct knowledge of, and access to, the light please see the following link for information:


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