Honor

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Cooperative Union

Published June 17, 2018 by tindertender

Photo by Mario Purisic

Falling back, head into the grass, I turn my face and see you looking at me through its blades. I rest there and I watch the clouds. Logic says they would flow with the wind, but no, the center one moves left and right, and the left cloud moves right, while the right cloud moves left, reaching for and merging into one another.

I’m called to the ladies gathering and we discuss the needs of the group. We plan on how to best serve all members that gather here, we make our lists. I am amazed at the beauty before me. I think of the city and its definition of what beauty is. I am sorry for those who have not had the opportunity to sit with people such as these.

The men are gathered and they discuss repair and modifications that need to me made for the safety and comfort of people living with mobile challenges. They make a mental note of tools needed and schedule a time and day for the “work party”. Although I will not take part in the labor, I will be there to provide nourishment, I am honored with such a task.

I’ve yearned for this type of exchange my entire life. A conscious, cooperative union, working together as a team. It is quite beautiful. At the end of the day my eyes long to close. My heart is at ease and a smile rests upon my face.

Arriving in the city once more I begin to search for, and acquire, items of benefit for the future. This giving of ones self is the most satisfying experience. It is not a challenge, it is a desire to make life a bit easier for others, and for enjoying these little things with them.

My heart remains with each and every one of them as I sit here typing these words. The sun is going to shine on their heads today, and on mine … equally giving of its warmth.

Honoring The Sacred

Published May 30, 2018 by tindertender

We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds. – Ralph H. Griffith’s tr.

This song has been rolling around in my mind. I woke this early morning to find it and share it with you.

In the city, disconnection from that which is sacred occurs, there really is no way to avoid it. This is why it is so important to remove the self from the concrete which hems people in and merge with the wilderness, to listen to birdsong, and to hear, and to see, the wind in the trees and the dance that takes place.

May peace find you today.

 

Our Common Plight

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Rohan Makhecha

What is common between people?
POWER … the need for it, the infliction of it, the abuse of it, the lack of it. When power is used for revenge or selfish gain the energy of it may be turned against the offender.

What is an approach that can assist people with this?
SELF-TRUST … to minimize risks, it is important to stretch capability in order to learn how to handle new situations, practicing techniques which afford positive change.

How shall Personal Power and Trust be utilized?
JUSTICE … with honor and integrity, standing for what is right and true. Being responsible for personal actions will end chaos.

What is needed?
ILLUMINATION … working for beneficial transformation requires a deep look into the shadows of life. The flame which burns bright and instills the desire to do good needs consistent tending.

As a professional fighter darts in, weaves and bobs, and then steps out of range, so too must those who are bringing about immense shifts in the world. Stretching ones capacity should be done with intent and focus, pushing hard, and then relaxing for a short time, and then pushing once more. Tend your light, grow it, share it, honor it and each other. BIG things are about to happen.

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.

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.

Creating Sanctuary

Published April 27, 2018 by tindertender

We see snippets of peoples lives every day, we have opinions about them, maybe even make judgments about them. It’s quite unfortunate really, for there is no way to know every detail behind an action or way of living for another … yet often speak of others lives as though we know what they should be doing.

This is something I’ve personally been working very hard on for decades, breaking the tendency to have these reactions to people. As a young person I recall knowing everything, needing no instruction. HA! This idea carries over into adulthood and unless a person becomes aware of this ‘habit’ it cannot be changed.

Creating Sanctuary

What can be done to become aware, to release the tendency to assume we know what is really going on … Heart to heart, mind to mind, relating to each other in a way that is kind. People in the world who just want to be loved, who want to see others love each other, yet when they see the opposite they judge and become hopeless or angry or blame for the pain which they see and feel.

Generations of the past have set the ground for our current state. Work hard, survive. They were stoic in their steadiness, their ability to overcome odds put upon them by a government who would rather war and keep the people unsteady. They had to deal with rations and no work and making the best of a bad situation. It was, to say the least, very difficult.

Today, we see the past and the trials that were faced and overcome by our ancestors. Today, we speak loud and clear, thanks to the internet, the world wide web, we can hear each other, see each other, and know that we are for the most part on the same page. We want an end to warring, we want all people to have enough, we want to be lifted and so we are learning how to lift others. With focus and the same determination we’ve inherited we can build a sanctuary for life, all life.

We’ve been in a sort of cocoon, protected from the harshness our ancestors had to face and overcome. They’ve built this haven for us full of tools which we have access to and can use, tools which widen perspective and ability to truly see. We have every thing we need … inside of us, and now, outside of us … we are fully capable of creating beautiful change, a shift toward, and into, a new world where we are helping each other.

All life deserves a sanctuary. This earth is that. Our home is being systematically destroyed by some … even if it be blind … they participate. Counteraction bringing balance is needed. Every person who desires to be loved and to see joy in this world has the power to create it. Every one of us. Let it begin.

The Way Of Life

Published April 6, 2018 by tindertender

Morning stretches … energetic flow brings a sweat to my brow, my cheeks. I sit in contemplation about my family, my friends both near and far, and I send them love and peace. I think of the animals in the world and send them kindness.. I work for balance between us all where compassion binds ‘we’ together.

I open my book of “The Way of Life” according to Lao Tzu and I share what I find there.

Lao Tzu

‘Yield and you need not break’:
Bent you can straiten,
Emptied you can hold,
Torn you can mend;
And as want can reward you
So wealth can bewilder.
Aware of this, a wise man has the simple return
Which other men seek:
Without inflaming himself
He is kindled,
Without explaining himself
Is explained,
Without taking credit
Is credited,
Laying no claim
Is acclaimed
And, because he does not compete,
Finds peaceful competence.
How true is the old saying,
‘Yield and you need not break’!
How completely it comes home!

On the opposite page there is another about nature, and since they both arrived together this morning, I will share it as well, for perhaps this is the one that will strike a cord in you, ever revving your creative connective flow.

Nature does not have to insist,
Can blow for only half a morning,
Rain for only half a day,
And what are these winds and these rains but natural?
If nature does not have to insist,
Why should man?
It is natural too
That whoever follows the way of life feels alive,
That whoever uses it properly feels well used,
Whereas he who loses the way of life feels lost,
That whoever keeps to the way of life
Feels at home,
Whoever uses it properly
Feels welcome,
Whereas he who uses it improperly
Feels improperly used:
‘Fail to honor people,
They fail to honor you.’

There are systems in place which are controlling the weather, misusing the nature of things. The disconnect grows and the angst between people does as well. My hope is that more will come to realize the saneness in the words of Lao Tzu and embrace a change of thought, of heart, and of ‘doing’.

Lao Tzu on evil

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