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  1. The spirituality of Cold

    Scandanavians have a long established practice of leaving their babies outside in Winter to nap. Especially say when you're meeting some friends at a coffee house for a chat, they'll leave the babes parked outside. Well bundled, but that clean, cold air makes for hearty, vital people and strong immune responses. I dearly miss Autumn, Spring and Winter especially those incredibly still Winter days and the Cracking Thunderstorms... Where I live now we have two seasons. Summer and Summer's coming...
  2. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Most of us want to feel better, we don't actually want to see that we're misperceiving things. But that's the core of spirituality. And the only way to really wake up is to realize that the way you perceive yourself is not true. Adyashanti “Enlightenment is a destructive process. Ithas nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It's seeing through the facade of pretence. It's the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” Adyashanti
  3. simplify

    Por supuesto!
  4. simplify

    Gandi was a mystic... who was well known for eschewing footwear and walking about bare footed and had a rather extreme diet that left him rather prone to illness... and bad breath. Thus he was a super calloused, fragile mystic, hexed by halitosis. (god i love it when I get to dig that old bugger of a joke out of the dusty memory banks... )
  5. An opinion or observation of madness

    Anyone remember Afghanistan in the 1960's? Women wearing skirts and suits, attending Universities and studying business and medicine? Now look at the place... murdering and throwing acid on girls in Elementary school who dare to try and learn to read, or write... We can easily regress in less than a generation if we are not vigilent.
  6. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 9

    Unused wealth may as well not exist. This applies to the wealth of the vitality of body and mind to me as well...
  7. An opinion or observation of madness

    Horrifying potentials in all of this. I'm reeling a bit and need to ground to not overreact. This just seems like catastrophic timing... if this doesn't wake folks up to the systemic attack that is ongoing... we're just plain fucked.
  8. It is known

    I hold that Siberians and Norwegian Forest Cats are closely related... There was a reason the vikings adopted them as travel cats and mousers in the frozen tundra. They are remarkably balanced and grounded as a breed characteristic. We just trimmed the foot hair on our NFC yesterday... the hair that grows from between her toe beans was over 2 inches long! We let it go too long and the poor gal looked like she was walking on ice trying to navigate our stone kitchen floors. Weegies as their affectionately called here, while majestic and rather aloof in appearance, are downright unflappable in changing circumstances (like voyages on Viking Longships to uncharted lands) and are incredibly warm and sensitive (when you prove you're not a tool). They accomodate myriad changing conditions, other animals and children remarkably well. I've had cats my whole life, but our Weegie has a very subtle sense of humor I've not encountered in a cat... it took me a bit to pick up on it... now she cracks me up routinely. She's also one of the most observant and by far the most non-aggressive feline I've ever known... so long as you're not a mouse, or cricket, or squirrel, etc...
  9. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    I have such an energetic crush on Ms David-Neel. She is like a lightning rod... her influence on my most recent developments on internal work cannot be overstated.
  10. simplify

    Heyokah Hey! Today is a Good Day!
  11. simplify

    bedtime...
  12. It is known

    It's revealed just how deep the scam goes in the power structure when you actually try to organize something like a dairy co-op (like we did back in the 90's) where unneutered raw milk could be sold. So. Many. Systemic Agressions and Intimidation. Back then at least. Seems raw may be gaining traction in some circles. https://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-finder/california/#ca edit to add: I'm intrigued by the powdered goat milk idea. That never occured to me, thank you.
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    bewildered
  14. It is known

    Real Cream! I remember scraping it off the top of the urn and putting it directly in a bowl with blue, black and strawberries. My Father's youngest Sister owned a Dairy Farm in Iowa. She was forced out after putting up a long resistance effort. On the market there is no real milk any longer (unless you have friends) . The market stuff is revolting... white pus water.
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    mis-identification
  16. It is known

    So it was Copone who led directly to the monopoly of corporations that currently dominate the dair industry. Wow. His model sure took off among those who saw its potential... My first job out of college was raising money to lobby in DC against the Corporate Dairy machine that was systematically squeezing out the independent and non-bovine hormone using farmers. If you follow the graphed line of the cost of milk to the 70's, one can readily see when Corporations gained 'functional control' of the market which was then reflected in the subsequent market pricing. I remember when Southern Californians were barking mad over $4 a gallon for gas. But none of them flinched at paying 6$ a gallon for milk. milk. Gas you need to survey, find oil, build a rig, pump, ship, refine, ship again... 4$ a gallon. Milk... squeeze cow, pasteurize (a different horror story altogether), package, ship again... 6 bucks please. And that's nothing compared to the ~ 35$ a gallon for Venti Mocha-fukkaccino's @ (insert name of corporate coffee chain here)... Well... At least i'm not bitter about it.
  17. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Thank you for the reminder, I need to get some more of their work. I Love the Strugatsky Brothers... Reading Roadside Picnic was like peeking inside a birthday present early... only the present was my own inner unconscious flow from which the illusion of choice arises... and where true desires reside. Poetry meets Prose meets insight and raw authenticity. Fearless honesty. I can only imagine how the language and imagery settle in awareness in the native Russian... “The hypothesis of God, for instance, gives an incomparably absolute opportunity to understand everything and know absolutely nothing. Give man an extremely simplified system of the world and explain every phenomenon away on the basis of that system. An approach like that doesn't require any knowledge. Just a few memorized formulas plus so-called intuition and so-called common sense.” ― Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic “You’re absolutely right. Our little town is a hole. It always has been and still is. But now it is a hole into the future. We’re going to dump so much through this hole into your lousy world that everything will change in it. Life will be different. It’ll be fair. Everyone will have everything that he needs. Some hole, huh? Knowledge comes through this hole. And when we have the knowledge, we’ll make everyone rich, and we’ll fly to the stars, and go anywhere we want. That’s the kind of hole we have here” ― Arkady Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." __ Leonard Cohen
  18. What are you listening to?

    so delightfully playful and live, in the 50's...
  19. simplify

    obliging
  20. Mona Lisa mark under lip

    "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen
  21. Mona Lisa mark under lip

    I lived in perpetual righteous indignation and anger at all the ass hattery I saw about me I lived it daily... for years Everything I considered wrong and lame and avoidable leapt into my awareness and i fed on it, and fed it and lived it. And then one day the Hawks whispered something to my heart. Two legged Brother! You are very small and can only walk around. You have only so much energy in any given day. Will you spend it fighting and shouting about what you despise? Or will you spend it nurturing what you love?
  22. simplify

    yes please...
  23. Mona Lisa mark under lip

    yup, it's that 'moderation' box above the first post... only the OP can see it or use it.