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She Is Such A Person

Published May 17, 2018 by tindertender
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Her mind free from thought,
her appearance calm and tranquil,
her forehead beams simplicity.

Her chill is as elemental as autumn, her warmth that of spring. Her joy and anger flow like the four seasons. She always does what’s suitable, and has no limitations … Without showing affection her blessings extend through ten generations.

She has her likes and dislikes. What she likes is the One and what she dislikes is also the One. What is One is One, and what is not One is also One.

Such a person lets the gold stay hidden in the mountains,
and the pearls sleep in the deep waters.
She doesn’t consider property or money to be a benefit
and avoids riches and honors.
She doesn’t rejoice in long life,
nor grieve over early death.
She doesn’t account prosperity a blessing,
nor is ashamed of poverty.

From scattered pages of the book of Chuang Tzu

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.

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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.

Do We Have Common Goals?

Published February 3, 2018 by tindertender

The Sky's The LimitFrom early age hindrances are placed upon dreams. Many children are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, and then training proceeds which ends those dreams … for many.

Dreamers are not embraced, history and personal experience shows this to be true, mostly. Yet when we make it to adulthood, we have opportunity to shed these ingrained ‘habits’ and become our own best motivator. We are capable of tearing down the system which had been utilized to control our mind.

It takes courage to walk away from what society would have us do, and do instead what our heart tells us we need. It is our responsibility to do so, for if we do not then the cycle of orders, and following them blindly, will continue.

There is no need for kings and queens or rulers over our person. Are we not capable of working together as a team for the benefit of The Whole? History says we are not, but has the population really been given the chance?

From the history we’ve been exposed to we learn that a form of slavery has always been … some working so hard, beaten if they do not, while others eat the fruits of labor and take rose petal baths.

I was saddened when I found that the growers and harvesters of the cocoa bean had never even tasted chocolate. They had no idea what their hard work was creating! If they knew, they may have processed it themselves and been able to gain more for their efforts, for it is their crops which people clamor for. I’m of the impression this knowledge had been intentionally kept from them. Greed is an ugly thing.

Using each other for personal gain has been the ‘norm’ for centuries. Where did this attitude stem from, and why is it difficult for people to share, equally, so that all benefit … equally?

The best example of a true leader, in my opinion, is Jose Mujica, president of Uruguay. Jose donates more than of 90% of his salary to benefit the poor and to help small entrepreneurs. Now, THAT’S a man … this is someone not out for personal gain and prestige, but rather someone who honestly wishes to help the people.

Is it possible for others to behave in such a manner, or has the What’s in it for ME attitude been planted too deeply in the psyche of humanity?

Set Your Boundaries

Published November 12, 2017 by tindertender
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check is a condition in chess, shogi, and xiangqi that occurs when a player’s king (or general in xiangqi) is under threat of capture on their opponent’s next turn. A king so threatened is said to be in check.
Hold Yourself in Check … There is indeed a battle going on in this world, much of it is not seen. While many people kick back and say, “Jesus is coming, I’m saved”, there isn’t a whole lot they’re doing to contribute to the safety of the world, and those in it.  This is not an easy journey, it is not a situation where you get to do nothing and reap benefits because you are loved. You also need to have love in your heart, patience and at least an attempt to understand where folks are coming from … all folks.
I see various people, in fact, whole groups of people, who snarl and spew disdain for anyone outside their family or organization. The lack of empathy shown in the many actions is a tell tale sign of what is truly in their hearts.
Hold yourself to me, means check your innermost being, clean your spiritual house, let go of the arrogance that you may have felt has kept you safe all these years. Set boundaries and stop drama at the door. (Of course it could have another, or other, meanings as well.) It is time to embrace vulnerability and show up without layers of story-line attached. Wear honor and do not judge, for that is not yours.
A peeling away of illusion is in order for a forward motion and line of useful defense to exist. The battle that has been waged and which you have become used to, is not the real deal. Underlying all of it is a master chess game.
The kingdom requires attention, it requires keen observation and swift action. Over the years you have faced many hardships which have been a training of a sort. How strong is your stamina, how courageous have you become in the face of fear, how steady is your mind, how strong is your will?
Time is short, however there IS still time for the short-stretch training, students call it cramming for the test. This is no test however … my hope is that you will make yourself ready.

What are we fighting against?

Published April 28, 2017 by tindertender

We war with each other. We are led to believe that these people or those people or this man or that woman or some of a certain faith or spirituality are our enemies.

Perhaps you recall …  after a time of friends trying to convince you of another’s wrongs, trying to make you believe that you should mistreat or give a label to them for what they themselves may believe, perhaps you turned to them instead and said, “They haven’t done anything to me, and until they do I will not judge them as though they have.”

I have said this many times.

In life I have encountered many people who judge another, and if I did not agree with said judgement, I was excluded from the group. Good riddance I said, for false judgement is a lie. Blatant spreading of these hurtful and harmful words against another, knowing they have no basis of reality, is wearing a lie someone else gave you … don’t do it, for by perpetuating this lie much harm will be done in the world.

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Be responsible.
Get your facts, from your personal experience …
And then realize that all people are different, that the error of one, does not constitute the suffering of many.

The bible has it told that many will suffer and not come to the kingdom. Whether we believe this or not isn’t the important thing here. What is important, is that we do not spread hatred, that we choose light and love, that we claim the authority with which we lead our life and do not follow a wrong-doer.

Integrity is in our innermost being. It has always been there. How deeply it has been stuffed, crammed to the soles of our feet perhaps, depends on how entrenched we become in the lie.

It is difficult to extract from this game, this sick and twisted manipulative game, however it is not impossible, and with effort, little by little, those ties will be broken.

Have strength and endure to the end, you will find freedom.

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