Empathy

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Every Journey Has Its Collections

Published January 25, 2019 by tindertender

It seems most days many acquaintances don’t have anything to say. No information to share, no advice to offer, no assistance in solving complications.

Frustration arises as a tired mind takes in this … this situation which has transpired into ‘normalcy’. This is a difficult realization for one who has never rested in ‘normal’, especially when it appears as this is a seemingly one-sided reality. Alone, yet surrounded by an incalculable figure of other life.

Observation and experience screams this is SO unhealthy!

Every once in a while this life gifts situations that cause a desire to drop everything and leave it all behind. The need to ‘purge’ becomes strong. It will not be denied … how much time remains for the old, is yet to be seen.

There is at least one more major shift waiting … it calls, it pulls strongly.

It is amazing how the human struggles, or at least provides resistance to change. The older one gets, the clearer it becomes that to resist change is futile … change is going to happen regardless if one holds to the past/present or embraces the future … it is a river, getting into the flow can be a challenge.

It is not always easy being nice. The more frustrated a person gets with the current the testier they may become.

Imagine having to spend time in a home where people continually talk to each other about you … not caring that you are right there listening. Imagine telling them to zip it, but they pretend to not hear you and they keep talking to each other, ignoring your repeated statements as if you are a ghost who left an unforgettable memory behind, and folks just can’t seem to stop discussing it.

The pit of the stomach turns as the desire to leave them all to themselves arises. Is this an opportunity to practice emotional alchemy? Transmuting lower vibratory thought patterns into something more beneficial? What a challenge! Is this the time to practice manifestation?

Dream a new dream … build a new life.

Thieves and crooks, stealing wages in taxation, stealing attention by creating unending drama, siphoning energy from people and never leaving anything beneficial behind. This cannot be allowed. It will not be permitted. Sooner or later that ‘power grab’ shall be stifled.

Here I am, riding the wave.

The whole wide world is FREE,
and I’ve got a hole in my heart.

After deep reflection over life, it is amazing how beautiful and intense and vibrant all aspects of it have been! These deep reflections have been occurring quite a bit lately. This ‘review’ reminds me of what people say the end of life review is like … except I plan on being around for a very long time yet … so, this is indeed strange.

Since everything in life has an equal in strength opposing pole, then that means those who love intensely are capable of the equal in intensity, opposing pole. Likewise, those who despise everything with an indescribable intensity are capable of the opposing swing of its opposite, equally intense.

But … but … I only want to Love! Why must that experience swing to the other end? If the pendulum swing slows, will the intensity also lessen? It seems we cannot have both. Are the down-times worth the up-times? Will they be equal in duration as well as intensity? Does anyone ever have a long duration love with minimal down swings?

Temptation … I can’t resist. This is no ordinary Love.

How many are there?
How do we reconcile?

When a beautiful song comes on, I find that my eyes want to leak. All my life I just wanted to be in love, and be loved in return. It seems this is a universal desire among people … even among the animals. Common ground among ALL life.

It’s not all candy and ice cream … some times it gets a little sour.

Is reality a degradation, or an expansion? It can be difficult to tell, for both require a tearing down of what currently is, making it into a was … so the new can be.

Reseeding The Earth

Published August 23, 2018 by tindertender

Half notes and serenades.
Cacophony.

Aaahhh yes, youth was mine. Indeed it was all of ours. What did we do with it? Did we strive to create something positive and beneficial to life, or did we spend time and effort tearing it down, destroying it?

Personally, it was all too easy to follow in the foot steps of those who came before, who promoted a lack of empathy, who’s actions birthed a selfish thought and action. Yet once older, looking back, it is easy to see.

The question now is, what will we do to break these habits which have plagued humanity for generations? Certainly in life there have been deeds done which do not instill a sense of pride. There may be residue of shame, guilt, and sorrow from the way things played out. Those things are from then … and have no say in what will be.

Do not let yesterday determine your tomorrows. Do not let those who throw yesterday in your face determine your tomorrows. Tomorrow is for you to decide. Will you make the best of it? Are you ready to show your capabilities of creating good, equal to or greater than any of the negative which may have been in your life?

Circumstances will always prove to bring us the most beneficial opportunities. Often, we are forced to dig deep within and find the positive, bringing it forth in order to create peace in a chaotic world. This is a test, a stretching of ability, and while it may not be the most pleasant experience, it will enable your ability far beyond that which comfort level is able to promote in you.

When thinking of the past take only those things which are beneficial into the future. Lessons learned, skills honed, patience developed. All negatives of shame, guilt, jealousy, victim-hood, anger and hatred … leave behind, where they belong. They’ve served their purpose for those times.

Tomorrow is a clean slate, indeed, it is quite early today, so I will include this day as well in that statement. Wake, and begin the day with intention. Determine what today will be, and then act on that thought, that idea, that intent.

Bring compassion with you wherever you may go. Remember your sufferings, but only so that you are able to recognize them in others you encounter. You know how it is, act accordingly. Bring to them what you needed when it was you in their shoes.

You are capable of healing this land.
It is you alone who can bring forth what gifts you came with.
Remember them, what they are, and do what you came to do.

The circumstances we were born into did a great job of covering our abilities, drowning us in the worlds suffering. Shed what it has given you and build the new, the new you committed to before birth, the new you know you are able to gift this world, and all life.

Reseeding the earth is not just about birthing a new body, but about bringing forward and sharing new ideas and ways of living. Imagine the change you wish to see, and let it be … and so it is.

Giving & Receiving ~ Can Be SO HARD

Published June 27, 2018 by tindertender
emily-goodhart-527188-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Emily Goodhart

Abundance calls for giving, and that is what I did. I brought gifts for her, and him … I was told to be careful, or his wife would get jealous … I looked at her and gave her smile and a hug and asked that she not do that.

I remember the days when this would would happen to me … I would be suspicious of people when they were ‘too nice’. And so when I heard this it made me sad, for when people cannot accept genuine care without hooks or need of return, then the world becomes a sad and lonely place, suspicious of everyone and everything … essentially, what you see today.

I understand what is happening for I’ve worn the shoes of both aspects. I’ve been jealous, and yet I long to give, no strings attached. Jealousy usually comes from insecurity, in having the need for love, and not exactly trusting in that love.

When someone comes along with gifts and a smile, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything other than you’ve finally met someone who wishes to share and make life a little better. Someone who, by their actions, wishes to assist in the improvement of life in the whole of the world.

It can be difficult to trust when there has been so much hurt given. Shutting out kindness not only shuts out possibility for more hurt, but it closes the door to friendship, to care, to the ‘lifting’ of each other.

We must shed past habits of defense, to embrace sharing and caring, giving of ourselves to each other without strings … it’s the only way to heal.

Not everything is an attempt at theft … often, it is only an attempt of giving … receiving can be so hard.

“Humans are addicted to the illusion of separation. We fall for it constantly. We must protect ourselves from harm, but we are not separate from the fate of others. We are bound, relentlessly so, to one another. Harm to one is harm to the whole.”

Earth Wages

Published April 29, 2018 by tindertender

That is what we are raised to earn. We are taught to pay the farmer for food and companies like Nestle for water. We are taught that it is business who gives us what we need to survive and it is we who must earn it. (Of course there is labor, and those who do the work ought to be rewarded for their efforts).

Truth is, the earth provides everything we need to grow food and the clean waters run abundant. Rather than stopping people from growing food in their yards and evicting them from their lands for going off-grid, it ought to be allowed to learn of living in harmony with the planet. Those with plenty should consider drilling wells for those whos water lays under the surface.

Wages of sin

There is enough to go around, but greed and need for power causes lack. Blackened hearts who are given power create sorrow and suffering in this world while they (for a time) reap benefit. While they collect liberal ‘earth wages’, what do you suppose they are collecting outside of the earth, in the land beyond time?

Narrow mindedness prevents a person from seeing the larger picture. They are concerned with the type of car they drive, the size of the house they dwell in, the amount of money in the bank and the power they hold over others. They practice manipulating people, sometimes masses of people into doing what is wanted for an outcome which benefits them, not caring about those who achieve this goal they desire.

Older now, having come from a place of lack into the present where there is enough, I see clearly how people are treated when they have little versus when they are not struggling. I also see those who have more than enough and the way they are coddled and followed by those who wish to catch the crumbs.

The one with the golden load struts about, earning big earth wages. Others follow behind that big bird with desire to advance, hoping they may be tossed a trinket or given blessing by the flesh walker who possesses an illusion of power, they too earn earth wages. Some are completely forgotten, starving in the streets, freezing in the cold and roasting in the heat with no shelter, ignored by the majority, dependent on others generosity to have even a drink of water.

While the dream is chased our inherent connection is forgotten. The suffering of the earth and the waters is not seen, the poisoning of the air we breath is denied, the harming of brothers and sisters is ignored.

Earth wages … is this really what life is about? Power over other humans … is this what you desire? While the rich and powerful may not physically ‘rape’ a person, they are doing the deed in other ways, equally damaging to the structure of life. It is difficult to see, it is even more difficult to ask ones self if they are participating in the destruction. It is hard to ask the tough personal questions … not of others, but of our own heart.

True courage comes in doing so, and effective change which benefits ALL life cannot happen unless people are brave enough to face their own inner demons, tame them, and take control … creating a better environment, a better world, for everyone.

When you look in a mirror, do you see a flawed person? Do you cover your face, pretend to be someone else, keep hidden the real you? Only the lionhearted will bare all, allowing vulnerability to come forth, and learn to stand strong amidst the attack of those who pretend. The ones who are brave enough to be open, who see their flaws and begin the personal alchemy process, will also be the ones who affect great change in this world. The pretenders? They keep illusion alive.

What ‘job’ do you wish to have in this world? To follow illusion and stay in the mode which has been around for centuries? Or break the mold, to stop hiding, to work on creating kindness and compassion … in your own heart, which will then ripple out into the world.

Choice … that beautiful gift we have been given. This is where the power is, and when used consciously, can be a wonderful tool for benefit, or for destruction.

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.

The Team

Published February 6, 2018 by tindertender

Team of One

As a youngster in school we had sports. Instructor would call out captains for the two sides who would then call out their pick for their team, one row on one side, one row on the other, huddling together as the team grew to make a group decision when their next choice came. Always, every time, I would be the last one called. No one wanted me on their team. It really hurts to be that one.

In the unseen realm there are others who watch, they determine who is who. The only difference here from before is they are unseen, and they can hear the inner workings of all mankind. It’s not about whether you play sports well, but about how sturdy the mind, how gentle the heart, how strong the will. The test is in the capacity to endure, yet maintain compassion.

For so long no one wanted me as a team member, today, I expect the same. No matter what I will continue to try, not to please others, but to test myself. Team of one, holding my own, wearing a smile that is genuine. For in trying, I have given my all, and am quite satisfied with just that. No one else need confirm or deny, whether seen or unseen, my ability … they are free to think what they like … and so am I. We are connected, anyway.

The Dead Are Rising

Published November 12, 2017 by tindertender

Too long humanity has been asleep while other ‘forces’ have laid waste to the land and the waters. They have been permitted to lead mankind into war, walking straight into death, and killing. They have created story-lines to be followed, which seem interesting and exciting, perhaps downright catastrophic … but it is only a story, a ‘creation’.

creation-mythsEyes are opening and hearts are bursting with a love for the planet, indeed, growing for each other, as what has taken place is seen. No longer do people wish to blindly go where they are told, they are considering the path which is being laid out for them.

Personal authority is being embraced, ownership of actions is taking place. The inner integrity of many is coming to the forefront and questions arise as to the agenda of the ‘elite’.

Actions which create our overall reality are seen and processed. “Who are they who tell the world they must war with each other? What is all the fighting for, really?” There are but a few which seem to control the many. The realization of the many is developing, knowledge that they are just as equal in creator-ship as those few. The difference between them seems to be what is desired as ‘creation story’.

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Message from the Leopard:
All that you desire is within your grasp. Upon creation you were given by Divine Providence all that you need to manifest your desires. It is up to you ~ will you use this opportunity for creative manifestation, or foolishness?

There are two sides to every story. Some call one set of these two ‘Patriarchy’ and ‘Matriarchy’  We have seen over time, throughout centuries and many civilizations, that Matriarchy involves birthing life, nurturing, healing, while Patriarchy is usually associated with force, dominance and destruction.

earth balanceThere must be balance between these two, primarily. In my humble opinion, the balancing of wealth must take place as well. What is it considered to be? Wealth to me means health, good foods, sharing and caring between people, assisting each other when in need. There are others who believe wealth is ‘stuff’, like cars and money and title. When these things are balanced sufficiently, all of the rest will fall into place.

Try spending a few hours of the day paying attention … no WiFi, no social media … Just Divine energies, silence, and you ~ Listen for the message.

 

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