Some Daily Wisdom:

Self-Determination

“A watermelon that breaks open by itself tastes better than one cut with a knife.”
-Hualing Nieh, 1981

We can have the best teachers in the world. We can read the most amazing books. We can climb a mountain in Tibet and be blessed by a guru. But when we finally “get it” – it’s because we did it. No one can grow for us, no one can learn for us. Life, and its pace, are self-determined. We will get there of our own accord.
-Lissa Coffey

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Namaste! And may you climb the highest mountain only if the task has meaning to you.

restoration 2015

Life is precious,

Do not squander possibility.

Do.
Be.

Be ready for the world,
as it does not stand still.

The coming of peace,
and the restoration of order,
the natural order-
is coming.

Rejoice in this truth.
From the chaos shall come order,
but without chaos,
change cannot emerge.

However it is important,
to note that when it does-

It will give rise to-

such clarity,
beauty,
and lifeblood-vigor,

that it all the impending toil and strife,
shall be worth it-
in the end.

Restoration 2015.

authors notes: This poem isn’t one of my creation necessarily… These words “came to me,” as they say. Just sharing – as that’s the intention of what was channeled to bring you this poem. If metaphysics weirds you out, I don’t apologize. Perhaps instead focus on why you’re afraid of what you cannot see and define.
Else, enjoy the channeled message, for what it is. I know I’m not trying to analyze it that much !

~Omar

A poem to read and think about on Valentine’s Day:

The Invitation-

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Canadian Teacher and Author

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty,even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

memories

Postulate for change

some say nationalize the banks-
some say erase the debt.
some say leave the country.

everyone will have a different opinion and different take on this economic situation – and I’m not pretending I don’t have my own ideas, viewpoints, and so on regarding this topic.

First off, we are in the process of creating bailouts, bailouts which are supposed to come some from us, some from the govt. well… last time I checked, the govt has an unlimited power to print money. whenever they want some, they walk down the street, or phone and ask the fed, hey! I want this much cash. fed says, okay cool – here you go!

so, this is bringing us to an interesting situation: WHICH honestly is a bit convoluted… purposely.

the fed gives the govt money whenever it wants, at zero obligation. this is because it has a symbiotic relationship with our govt. the fed gets to collect credits ($), on nothing. the govt likes this relationship because it’s said – this representative currency (the federal reserve note, or “dollar” $) is the official monentary unit of the united states. so to recap – the govt gets the power to have as much $, in terms of numbers as it wants, to do its bidding, advance whatever it’s working on, elections, etc.. The fed, in turn, gets the power legally vested to it to collect more of these credits ($), from the populace, other countries, gets a powerful benefit- they get to take the thing you percieve to have value ($), and they get to take it from you simply because they exist.

This isn’t actually a monetary system, it’s a system where one is brainwashed into thinking something is valuable, and expending their resources to gain it. Well folks, the dollar isn’t backed by a goddamn thing.
It’s printed, at whatever amount the fed wants to, and is backed by – no physical goods, no promise of any fixed value (the dollar amount printed on the money doesn’t actually mean anything) – because the market doesn’t price things by the following logic as you’d expect: that logic being – here’s a hat. this hat costs x # of time, and labor, and material to produce. it’s more of, there are these many dollars in circulation, so the market says in order for me to play this game with credits ($’s) and come out ahead of the other people selling hats, I have set the value of the representative components leading up to this hat to certain amounts, which in turn compiles a price.

return beneficial

[it all comes down to power and control]

this was a stub, i wrote in 2009.. just posted it for the heck of it.   i actually haven’t even re-read it.  enjoy.

Adyashanti – On The Development of Consciousness:

Spiritual teacher Adyashanti describes how in the development of human consciousness, there comes a shift from a sense of a separate self toward the experience of unity. He points out that the fear of losing our individual identity keeps us from making this shift, and by confronting our fear we come into love. Adyashanti also suggests that reaching a point of crisis can allow an opportunity for consciousness to shift, individually and collectively.

more wonderful videos @ The Global Oneness Project

Oneness is Abundance – Orland Bishop Speaks

 

Oneness is Abundance

L.A.-based community activist Orland Bishop explains how the American economic system that assigns value to competition and scarcity of resources undermines oneness, which is inherently relational and abundant. Although the capitalist system as a whole resists investing in human development, people can create new systems that reinforce each individual’s value instead of encouraging struggle and competition by making alternative agreements based on collective inspiration.

Watch more wonderful videos at the GlobalOnenessProject.org website.

::][the state of democracy][::

Do you hear it?

The sounds of a restless society.

A society consumed by its own cognative dissonance,

yet without clear directives.  

 

The chatter of a nation,

that has realized –

they’ve been stripped of a true democracy.

 

Where do we go, next?

As a people?

As a nation?

 

The truth is – I do not know.

 

But what I do know,

is this country,

no longer functions —

 

by the values,

on which it was founded.

 

That much, is clear.

 

I enjoy the concept of a democratic America as much as you do,

so I simply want you to stop and ask yourself, what can I do,

to improve the quality of life for those around me, and myself?

 

Where can I be a little more tolerant, understanding, and accepting in my life?

and finally – Where can I find those parts of myself that I don’t like,

and fix them, rather than taking ones own feelings of shortcoming – out on others?  

 

Just some food for thought…

the smokescreen of disconnection –

have you ever noticed,

and seen through the smokescreen?

 

have you also wondered,

why nobody seems to care or notice anymore?

 

the great national seance of television and “marketed culture,”

have fractalized society into “lifestyles,” and “statuses,”

and perpetuated the falsity of “difference.”

 

Reunite with your brothers, sisters, mothers, brothers, aunts, uncles, neighbors,

and others.  

 

We’re all in this together.