Courage

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Peace To All Souls … Peace To The Universe … 

Published May 15, 2018 by tindertender

The yogic mantra “so hum” is not only a reflection of the sound of the breath but also carries a contemplative meaning: “I am that” (so = “I am” and hum = “that”). Here, “that” refers to all of creation, the one breathing us all.

Do not give up yet. Be brave, forgive. Instead of placing blame on others, speak to those who are doing the perceived wrong. Feeling jealous, or angry, gossiping, or becoming a bully are cause for reassessment of self.

One of the most difficult things to do is to look at ones own actions and thoughts, evaluating them and their cause … looking deeply at what is living in the heart. Get to know your triggers, find out why they are there in the first place, choose to act with integrity. Sometimes when an old wound opens it is so it can be cleansed, and so it can be kept clean while it heals once more.

Every person has emotional scarring of some sort … every one … some are fully aware of them, others have buried them so deep they do not remember they are there, influencing the behaviors they share with the world.

It is ultimate courage to look into the inner self and truthfully, honestly, transparently, face what is there. Some will embrace vulnerability as they allow the world to see them for what they are, their spines will become strong, their minds firm, as they are judged and harassed for being open and authentic. They will absorb the brunt of these attacks and they will process the energy into something beneficial.

They are alchemists, an example to the world, showing that it is okay to come out of hiding, to stop playing the role that was chosen for them. They will teach us how to transmute historical illusion and create a better, more open tomorrow.

Compassion builds in the heart as frailty is seen in the world and in those who attack, the fear buried deep in the minds of those who lash out will be acknowledged. These tendencies will be recognized in the observers heart and mind as well. The studious and serious ones will become great soothers and healers of wounds as they learn to transform the inner most being of themselves.

Becoming aware of the relationship of the inner and the outer is a risky endeavor, for it will tear open facades built over decades, centuries even, passed from one generation to the next. It will be tempting to turn from it, to retreat back into the illusion … and it may be necessary to do just that. The important thing is to keep getting the feet wet, dipping the toes into this pool of reality that has been shunned for so long.

The veil is lifting, the willingness to do the inner work, and the stamina of the courageous will speed this process.

Watch the thoughts as they flit through the mind. Who is it that says these things in the silence? Who is it that hears them?

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Photo by Johnson Wang

Who Makes Your “I AM” Statements?

Published May 14, 2018 by tindertender

How much longer are you going to let someone else determine what your “I AM …” statements are going to be?

Throughout life ~ as children, young adults, adults ~ you may have listened and taken to heart what others say of you. “You’re too fat …You’re too skinny … You’re too loud, You’re selfish … You’re this … or that … or you have no capacity for this or for that, or you’ll never amount to anything … Whatever it is … most often it is negative.

How long are you going to believe this crap? How many more days, months, years are you going to allow these phrases to repeat in your mind, the memory of them kept alive? How much of your precious time and attention will you let them steal from you?

Stand in your authority! Take charge of what you will allow in your mind! The only way to do this is to counter the bad phrases with positive ones. CHOOSE to say something different. Tell those crap memories your mind keeps giving you (or present verbal vomit) they are no longer permitted to have space in your head! Show them what IS allowed, and repeat it as often as need be. Eventually, those who have planted these bad seeds in your mind will begin to quiet. At some point you will recognize your power.

No one has the right to tell you what your “I AM … ” phrases will be. You are not obligated to believe ANY of them that are given to you! YOU decide what you are made of, what you are capable of, and what you will create in your world. Everything you need is within you, do not doubt it.

The future is yours … 

I AM

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

There Is Honor In Turning Away

Published May 1, 2018 by tindertender

They’ve killed in your honor!” he shouted. “No … they killed because they thought it would bring them honor” is the response.

Free Society

People of the world once knew how to help each other, they were quite good at it. A darkness was made to cloud their minds and they forgot that they even wanted to.

Over time they have been taught they were flying solo, that they were in lack, that they had to fight for what little scraps they could muster. They were instilled with a fear that others might take from them, and some do. All of this anger and fear and pain and theft and harm stems from the cloud placed over the mind, the ‘veil’ if you will.

This current situation has been carefully orchestrated and fed by those who wish destruction. They cannot stand to see people banding together as a unit, for they become very strong when they do. When I say ‘strong’ I do not mean in a warring manner. I mean in their ability to gather resources, in their capacity to combine ideas and their willingness to labor together to see these ideas become reality which benefits all.

When backs are turned on the illusion which has been constructed and energies are spent in growing capacities to care for each other, the power behind destruction lessens, war fades, and harmony grows. It’s a choice people must make. To remain in this illusion which says ‘we need them’ and their gifts, or walk away, and create, and gift each other as we have capacity to.

The shift needed in order to sustain life will come from the masses, those talked of as ‘needless feeders’, the ‘disposables’, the ‘meek’ … these are the ones who will have claim in the world, these are the ones who ultimately will bind to, and heal, the earth.

Many of my writings are verbalized as though ‘I know’ personally of what must be done. Rather, these are inspired writings, as much a message for me as they are for you. I only hope you gain as much from them as I do.

Together, Great Indeed

Published April 16, 2018 by tindertender

The internal world of each individual is intense, often so intense all else pales in comparison. In love we may feel our inner fire pouring out into the one we have such affection for, we may wonder how they cannot be affected by it. In pain we may wonder why others do not seem to notice how we suffer. All the while the undeniable force of our emotions prohibits us from noticing that others are going through the exact same scenario.

Feelings of insignificance can overwhelm us sometimes while we are busy feeling our way through life. We look into the world and see people laughing and wonder why it just doesn’t seem that fun to us. We wonder if it is a false happy, we wonder if it is a trick, we wonder if somehow we’ve been cheated and left to suffer in this world while others thrive.

It is said that mankind is made in Gods image. If that is true, and this planet is the only one which can support life as we know it, then He better get busy, for it looks like His creation is intent on destroying this wonder. All the angels and disembodied persons who would like to give it another go ought to practice sending peaceful intentions to the people so they calm the heck down. But then, maybe to them, we are insignificant … maybe this is why so many people feel the power of that emotion which has them convinced this is truth.

They say they are looking for the key … the key to eternal bliss. It has been said that once it is recognized all that remains is to simply ‘let it be’. The minds (or should I say, consciousness) that are not capable of peace will never attain the key to eternal bliss, for they bicker among themselves constantly. They leave no room for quiet, for stillness.

People helping peopleThe questions always arise: Is this the one? Will you help me help we? Is there enough time to turn it around? Is it possible to save the world? Does true love exist?

Truthfully, unless we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and begin to reach out and connect with each other, we will not be able to come to the realization that we are all very much alike, experiencing very much the same things. Once we understand this, it will be so much easier to care about each other beyond the superficial fancy.

I Am You, You Are Me ~ WE must work together to bring healing to this world. If we were created by the fine stuff which is Divine and supreme, then perhaps it is us who must pool our resources in order to save the earth. Rather than waiting for a miracle, we ought to recognize that WE are that miracle. ALL of us, none greater than the other, yet together, great indeed.

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