Tiger eye…

The wise one knows the value of mind…the mind can be tamed like a tiger..but a tiger eye can tame…balancing wisdom and desire is the lash and chair if one is out of balance…stones have the ability(and I mean real wisdom) to hold one in balance if balance is sought (it helps to believe)… A tiger eye agate entered my life just at a time when balance between wisdom and desire is essential to my growth…It is the one time when looking into the eye of the tiger is comforting…

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The verbiage of suffering…

Into every life some sun must shine…I like this sentiment much better than the one about pouring rain…thus, it is far more difficult for me to reject the unexpected all encompasing sweet embrase of the sun than the drip drip drip of unencumbered precipitation…still there are those who will when it is said how beautifully the sun is shining…remark…”yes..but is it bright enough”…

Renewable energy/sustainability

Some things are too good to be true…but true things are somethings good…coming down from a mountain top can be dizzying…but as one loses altitude and can see the sweet green grass of home, clarity replaces fuzziness and it is a slow walk home…this weekend I’m having an art opening…after many many years of doing art..visual art…I am finally having an opening  which holds significance for me…the means is justifying the ends…the outcome is about renewing my energy and sustaining my fortitude…I’m basically a left brained person…and and artist…those two things are basically contradictions in terms…certainly a challenge in my life…now that I am thinking less and doing more…I am finding peace with my creativity and more use of my right brain…It will be nice to hang loose for a while…peace in all things…joy and happiness are good to be true…

Medicine vs Shamanism

I have confused the words Medicine man for shamanism… exclusively…but in my search for self…I have found a big difference…the difference is as different as work is to labor…A medicine man might be defined as: A male shaman or shamanistic healer, especially among Native American peoples, but it doesn’t necessarily define medicine…I have been in the company of shaman…but the work…the work for me is the medicine…to know your medicine…is to know your work…everyone in that sense who knows and enjoys their work, could by definition be considered medicine people…Although I have been very close to shamanism…my work or medicine is not that of a shamanistic healer in the traditional sense…so I had to redefine the work in order to understand the healer in me…I am finding personal healing and peace in this wisdom…I hope you will too…

POWER…

I had a dream of two warriors returning home from a battle…the two warriors were separated in the dream…one warrior was being perused by a killer who was constantly shooting arrows at him…there were lots of thick walls and places to hide so he was safe…a sacrifice was put before him to appeal to his sense of compassion as a way of distracting him…but he was aware of this tactic and kept safe…later the warrior found himself safely outside and rejoined by his companion…his companion began walking down a dirt road toward his home…the other warrior took the opposite road..on either side of him were homes and people in varying degrees of animation…one man began goading the warrior and making gestures like shooting arrows at him and laughing…although this behavior was upsetting to him…the warrior continued on his path toward home.

Political corruption, wars, fears, murder, sacrifice, cowardice are the stuff of Power. Soldiers return home to a cowards welcome and suffer from PTSD and disenchantment. World Economy is imploding and crashing in on itself, while well turned out white collared six figured news givers tell white lies to encourage credibility. A failing middle class gorge on ambrosia at McD’s as the homeless order apps on I Phones while dining in soup kitchens. Hollywood sets standards for living by producing massive amounts of drivel to keep the blind blind and the seeing confused.

Critical mass is not just a ride thru the park.  Before the second world war German Jews were warned about Hitler but refused to see the signs…signs of impending destruction and POWER.

Power corrupts absolutely and absolute power is an oxymoron.

Be Powerful.