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It Was One Heck Of A Ride!!!

Published August 19, 2018 by tindertender

Jam packed full of events and sights to see, tensions ran high amid all the chaotic adventures.

The tour of the gardens was spectacular, the whale watching had me on the edge of my seat and offered up a face and mouth full of salt water. I had no idea it was that salty, although I don’t think I ever really thought of it before. The city of Victoria BC is beautiful, and clean, with so many shops and a long, long history!

Below are a few of the pics from my trip …

Gardens ~

Whales ~

Sea Lions ~

The Govenor’s House was amazing, the rooms … most of them … were ‘no entry’ but what we were able to see was incredible! Ahhh, Queen Victoria … if the DNA test was accurate, I am to believe she is my distant relative!!

Once back in Seattle the tour of the new glass floors in the Space Needle was interesting.

The Chilulay Glass Museum was phenomenal …

… and the Phantom of the Opera made me cry.

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This vacation was chuck full of so much, the nerve body was ramped up with energies and the patience wore thin. It will take me a week to absorb all the details. What a whirl-wind! I am grateful my friend and I can still say we are … friends … even when the inner Dragon and Tiger shows up!!

It is time to get back to routine.

As I swam in a sea of a go-go-go schedule, chaotic emotion, and frustration which challenged the work I’ve been doing, I’ve neglected my inner sanctuary … for four days.

There is much to be learned from this experience. My inner fortress needs built up … weak spots have been observed, and a fresh approach to the work remaining is at hand.

SO!! Here we go again.

Sacred Studies

Published August 9, 2018 by tindertender

You may now be discovering that some of the teachings of the elders are of great value. The time for rebelling against them has come to an end as you embrace that which benefits your actions and goals, and move away from those which do not.

At one time it was quite common to hear people say, “It is fate”, or “destiny” and that, “it could not be helped”. Those days are over as people realize they do indeed have the power to change circumstances, not only in their own life, but in the world.

Your good cannot be destroyed … only that which is oppressing you is dissolving. While your job may end, or your relationship, your habits, or whatever it may be, it is only occurring so that you may grow.

It may shake you to your core, it will not be a comfortable ride, but time of separation is over. Through the elimination of those concepts that limit your good, your energy is released to serve the whole.

Healing comes by destruction and rebirth. Life continues. Learn from the creatures who live in earths body, the smallest life forms, the tiniest crawlers, are necessary to break down the larger forms that are no longer needed.

Opening To Love and Trust

Published August 8, 2018 by tindertender

In todays world we are taught to close down, to not let anyone in, to hide our deepest desires and hopes and wishes. We are taught that others will harm us if we are not careful, we are trained to live in fear, and/or to be aggressive.

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Photo by Joshua Earle

It is important to rid the body of toxins. Physical labor offers an avenue of ‘sweating’ as does the sauna, or sweat lodge. As toxins are released, so are poisonous fears and toxic doubts. Our mind becomes more clear, our intuitive ability more focused, and we are less susceptible to the manipulation of those who would have us remain in chaos.

Whatever you put into your body prepares it for the next life.

This describes the foods eaten, the thoughts entertained, the habits carried, and the attitudes emitted into the world.

See beauty, speak to beauty
See love, speak to love
Where you cannot see these things,
Supply them.
Bravely go forth and change the words
That cause harm, grief or hunger.
Change laws, change limits.

Review concepts, re-mind yourself, re-create a better place to play.
Plant seeds of freedom, liberate the young, show them how to transform the world.

Fervent Study, Catch and Release

Published July 29, 2018 by tindertender

During these breaks in the work week I dive relentlessly into training myself to connect with and decipher information which comes my way. It is quite intense and seems to be growing more forceful.

Photo by Nicola Nuttall

No one starts out on any journey as a seasoned traveler, or holding absolute clarity of what they are doing. Building skills, in whatever one chooses to spend time with, takes practice and determined steadiness, even when things do not seem clear.

The most sincere path includes being vulnerable, sharing lessons learned along the way and the knowledge gained with others … perhaps assisting another on their own journey.

There comes a time when the ‘old’ must be released in order to make way for the ‘new’. This can be quite difficult, for often the letting go of what is familiar is painful, frightening even. Forward movement cannot be embraced until the past is given wings. Entering uncharted territory is always uncomfortable, but it is also the beauty of life!

Photo by Dan Gold

Saying no to what compels the soul is damaging to ones sense of freedom. How often do we choose to remain in the gilded cage for fear of flight? Priorities must be clarified and acted on to facilitate progression.

Listen to your heart. What is it that fills you with enthusiasm? Are you honoring that which sparks the inner fire of you, or are you denying it? There may be procrastination going on, that old hook that hinders so many creative explorations.

It is important to be affirmative and focus on what your soul is seeking. Remember, it is you who you will spend the rest of your life with, be happy in what you choose to do with that time.

Often we find our self in circumstance which are quite comfortable. The ‘struggle’ has eased, and although not perfect, we tend to put up with things that are not catering to our highest and greatest good, simply because we do not want to fight any more. There is a problem with that though … true living is a journey of an upward spiral, and relaxing into a situation which does not allow for movement is stagnation.

Life is about continuously rebirthing our self. If we stop doing that, we grow old and tired in the rut we have chosen. Boredom, although seemingly comfortable, does not feed the soul, or help the spirit shine.

Live …

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Dance of Life

Published July 11, 2018 by tindertender

You may say to yourself, “There is so much further to go! So much needs to change!” Do not focus on the end goal, it can be daunting and elicit feelings of defeat … focus on the journey, have fun with it, life is meant to be a dance. Recognize that no matter how lonely you may feel at times, you are never alone.

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Photo by Vitto Sommella

Emergence ~ You may notice you are in an intense process of emergence, coming into the next cycle of life. Unlike more gradual shifts in awareness you have experienced, this one is happening quite rapidly and came on somewhat unexpectedly. You may even think you are unprepared for such dramatic changes in your life, yet you are prepared and can put to use the experiences and wisdom you have accumulated up to now.

Life is demanding that you move into the next stage of maturity. This requires you to adjust your thinking about yourself, others, and your  community. It calls for you to shed yet another layer of you ego-filled defenses and let go of any illusions of being less than who you are.

This period of emergence is one of a broadened consciousness and heightened perceptual capacities; and since it is inevitable, it is best to surrender to the flow and allow yourself to gracefully move into the next cycle of your life.

Get grounded ~ Spend time in nature, allow the earth to assist you in leveling out the senses.

Breathing ~ Your breath is the crossover between Spirit  and physical reality. Breathing comfortably and steadily helps you align yourself with Spirit, which then brings a clearer focus on what creative expression is preparing to be birthed through, and from you. Discard any habitual thought patterns that would prevent the manifestation of what you are being prompted to bring forth. Allow yourself to take risks with this self-expression, and all of Creation will smile upon you.

Release and Activation ~ Nature and all of its sounds and aromas may assist you in releasing tensions, or a warm bath may ease the stresses from your mind and body. Music may activate your hearing, which sparks the pleasure centers in your brain. Art may activate your emotional responses. The touch of another human may activate a deep need to be physically held in some manner again.

Now is the time for action. Engage in some activity and be fully present so that you forget about your surroundings and enter into that timeless and multidimensional experience of union with the focus of your creative attention. Let your physical body be active. Movement alone – whether quietly dancing by yourself or hiking up a hill – will require you to be as present as possible in your body. Enjoy!

By Sight, Or By Sense?

Published July 3, 2018 by tindertender

Discernment ~ It’s a frequently used word, a subject reviewed by many.


Photo by Manki Kim

Walking among people the energies of a room, or space, can be felt. There are others eyes to look in to, there is body movement (language), there are tones of voice and facial expression. These ‘seen’ signs help us to determine whether we wish to be part of, get closer to, or repel from, what and who is there.

What happens when one is not able to see? When, after a lifetime of visual aid all of a sudden there is none? No body language, no eye connect … What happens when it is dark and you find yourself amidst many people?

The language used is often complementary, seemingly kind. After time though there will be a vile comment made … is it a slip up? Or intentional … part of the actual reality of what is.

How do the senses become honed, like a fine edge sword?


Photo by Hugues de BUYER-MIMEURE

I once lived in a forest, long, long ago. I would regularly walk in the pitch of night with my dog. I could tell the difference of a human stepping on a twig to the sound of an animal doing the same. I could hear a vehicle coming from a mile away. I could smell a rain moving in.

In this silence of the mind where senses are coming to life once more, how is one to determine what can be believed? What is true, what is manipulation, who is friend, who is foe? What, with assistance of the eyes seemed reasonable, once blinded becomes uncertain.

Who tells the truth … who is the trespasser … who takes privileges and threatens … who wishes to control?

Who seeks to bring release … who prevents serious harm … who is consistently watching, allowing your free will to be expressed, only stepping in when life is threatened?

Can you discern these things with eyes closed? Are you able to tell who is who? Can you see the hand that dips into your pocket or the fingers that clutch at your mind? Can you feel those who determine your life, your actions, are theirs to control? Can you withstand it all … are you able to walk in joy, remaining true to your commitments made before time?

Honing the senses has never been more important. Practice, practice, practice. Be patient and listen, do not come to conclusions too quickly. What seems true may turn out to be false, what seems false may turn out to be true. Study the situation, watch and listen as the story creeps in and out of truth.

This is how you’ll know … the creeping in and out of truth … for that which is of truth will never step out of it.

Truth … it is what it is to you, at whatever turn in the bend you find yourself on. I suppose the other question one might ask themselves is, “Is this really my truth, or just a passing experience, on its way to something new?”

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.

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