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That’s The Way of the Soul: Where You Goin’?

I Love You! Though I may get annoyed, have disdain, and wanna shake you into awakening; that can never change the Love in my heart!

I don’t care who you are. I feel the same way about myself at times, and no doubt, you do, too, whoever you are!
(Now, do be clear, it doesn’t make us friends, nor put you in my close circle. Never get that twisted, and I won’t (anymore) lol.)

We’re all subject to tripping. So, here we are!

We’re here on this Earth to recognize illusion and realize Divinity in every, yep, every situation.

Like my GrandMotherDear used to tell me, “Always look to the Light. There is no place IT is not.”

If we want peace on Earth, it must start with clearing our physical and spiritual bowels of the toxins left by feeding ego too much power.

A paradigm shift has occurred. It is not business as usual. We can no longer fake the funk, that is, wallow in inauthenticity.

I pity the fool who thinks it’s all about material acquisition, and power over another.

When we recognize we can achieve power over ourselves, we are touching Divinity.

Take a moment. Shhh, listen to the Sacred Voice in the well of your being. IT will never steer you wrong.

Recognize you are more than your outer glory or limitations. You are a Child of Divinity, where one day you will return.

Take time to know YOU! Stop looking at others who are looking at others, who are living lives that do not honor their sacredness.

In the Stillness, you will hear the Voice of the Master/Mistress of All There IS. IT is UNCHANGEABLE! IT is all there is!

The wee Still Voice of The Most High will settle your stomach, soothe your spirit and bless your Soul.

Nothing else is of value. Everything else has a finite life span and is dispensable. Leave the illusion and you will honor your True Self.

As is written in the Temples of Delphi, “Know Thy Self .”

And, what naturally follows, “To Thy Own Self be true.”

There is No Thing Greater Than The ONE and there never will be.

Earth, Wind & Fire: That’s The Way of The World

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Hazards of Crowd Following

Rather than follow the crowd, RUN, in the opposite direction.
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Why do we fancy following crowds when half the time they don’t know where they’re going? There are many types of crowds. Some are marching in protest, not always protesting in an orderly fashion. Some are marching, protesting the protesters. Some just are.

Don’t get me wrong, crowds can be fascinating, especially, if you like people watching, or in this case, watching giraffes. However, I’ve seen too many examples of late where people are gathered in crowds and unruly behavior erupts. Most times,  a way out has never been considered by those enjoying the closeness. However, in case of stampede or riot police, the whole crowd thing becomes much less exciting and much more of a nuisance.

Sometimes following a crowd doesn’t mean there are a lot of people around. It may just be that you’re following the mindset of a majority without carefully understanding all the aspects of that mindset. There has been a mindset that Muslims are terrorists, that Black youth are criminals, that white people feel superior to people of color, or sagging pants below one’s buttocks is cool, or that running from a stampede of bulls is a safe sport.

Now, you realize that by nature, crowds are not necessarily made up of smart people. Have you ever witnessed how quickly a crowd can become a mob? Just watch teenagers or the klu klux klan. Crowds can be easily swayed by the emotions of the just one person in the crowd. A leader can often become the one who has the crowd’s earl.

Crowds aren’t necessarily innovative either,  nor are they necessarily concerned about the individual.  Sometimes it’s just best to avoid crowds altogether.  They can be dangerous or they can just plain dumb.

Safety tip:  When a crowd walks  in one direction, walk quickly in the opposite direction. If an opposing crowd gathers,  keep walking until you find the path less taken. It’s  usually the one on the horizon, the safe one with a clearer view.

Disclaimer: We are not against all crowds, just most of them.

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Let Not Zimmerman’s Hatred Become Our Own

Trayvon Martin, a life extinguished due to racial hatred.

When hatred is on the menu, too many think a taste won’t hurt. But a little hatred spreads and contaminates the entire organism. We are charged with staying focused, getting to the truth, but not giving in to hatred. It has not done the hater any good, so why would we think it will do us any? Yes, it’s hard to not be angry watching so many of our precious youth murdered. We must use our anger constructively. This is the time to show who we truly are as a people. We are a Loving people who have been told we are not worthy of Love. It’s a lie and we keep dying because the lie has been given so much power. Let’s give Love so much power. We must teach & walk the Truth. Teach & practice Love, Immaculate Love. We must learn new ways to honor Life and our example will be followed.

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PLANT SEEDS OF COMPASSION

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The mind is like a fertile field. If we contaminate it with the poisons of ignorance, desire, anger, jealousy, and pride, we will inevitably produce poisonous crops. Acting carelessly or harmfully toward others, or working for our own benefit at the expense of others, will only create limitation and suffering. Medicinal seeds—wholesome, virtuous acts of kindness, love, and compassion—will produce the fruits of peace and benefit. Actions that are both positive and negative will produce a mixture of happiness and sadness. This is the principle of karma. Karma originates in the mind. Our thoughts give rise to words and actions, and these have consequences. We cannot plant poisonous seeds and expect edible or medicinal fruit. When we begin to see the negative results of our self-centeredness, we understand why we must carefully choose which seeds to plant. Our future is in our own hands.

–Lama Shenpen Drolma, from Change of Heart: The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku (Padma)

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True Discovery!

My Mother! Painted by Pat Hayes, photo by Dafina

Celebrating Columbus is celebrating the continual annilation of people of Color internationally, by any means “they” (the power that be) deem effective. Racism is one of the greatest distractors! Starving people is a one of many stategies! WAKE UP, World! Stand for Social Justice & Divine Spiritual Awakening(s) in YOUR everyday life! Our real work begins within! Peace is a revolutionary concept! Occupy your mind and heart with Goodness for ALL PEOPLES! ~ Treewizdom

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