The thing they call turkey day.

My first vegan thanksgiving, well my plate of food anyway. Details coming soon, I am currently very sleepy and about to go lie down. Instead of calling it thanksgiving and perpetuating the awfully inaccurate myth! This will be a fun post to read. Details later… :] Be well.

Edit: the food was great, sustaining, and delicious. ’nuff said.

a poem for unity:

[authors note: I had a different version of this typed on the fly – into my iPhone’s WordPress app, which failed me – so I re-created it as best I could.  Enjoy, and see if you can take these words to heart.]

 

Poem for Unity ~

 

Are we really all so different?

Are we really that hateful, greedy, violent, petty, and self-serving?

Does it really have to be this way?

 

No.  

A world filled with love, joy, respect, wonder and adoration —

Has been hiding under the surface all along.

 

Underneath the surface of you. 

 

We are all connected, and for each day you live your truth,

and answer the call of your higher-self –

 

Those repercussions are felt and echoed,

somewhere else in the world.  

 

As you add the elements of your unique self to the human collective,

remember that you are powerful, you are wonderful, you are glorious, 

and you do make a difference.  Each and every day.

 

We are all one.

I love you.

[sagacious advice]: below

excerpted from movie, movie excerpted from countless other sources:

yet, still – sagacious wisdom. [From “Kung Fu Panda.”] Origin unknown, yet familiar.

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift.”  – The present.

I feel like sharing tonight.  Perhaps I will be able to inspire someone else.  Perhaps I’m enjoying sharing.  Either way, or both:

I undoubtedly am enjoying my life that I have crafted and manifested up to and including this moment.  I have health, love, and a wealth of creativity and ideas, and am on the path to earning abundant money, so I never have to work again and can feed people that need to be fed, and other things I want to do with these sorts of funds when acquired. I used to be scared/afraid of my own success.  I have been working on this for some time, and am ready to go, ready to rock!  Ready to be productive, and make lots of cash.  Lots of cash that will be doing good things.  Good things like charities, feeding people, and creating  real-world change that’s both positive and quite visible.

I have wonderful health – today is 1 year of being a vegetarian.  I’ve lost 50 pounds since December 2007.  Since June 10th, 2007 – I have not eaten red meat or white meat, or any meat products.  I’ve eaten fish twice.  It wasn’t really all that wonderful, honestly – after that long without.  It was just eh.  It’s there, I wish the ocean was cleaner.  I eat mostly organic food, but if not – the big difference is I cook myself, or eat what April makes, and I am learning new recipes, as well as enjoying proper portion size.

I have wonderful love and support in my life, from my family in Los Angeles [my father, mother and sister.]  My parents have been there for me always, and my sister – in her own special way.  The love of your family- if you have it,  I urge you to open yourself to it.  I truly honor my family, and make memories of the time spent with them.

I have the friendship and love of April [my girlfriend] – hands down the most incredible woman I’ve ever met – and have been getting to know since we’ve met.  There are so many things I’ve re-discovered joy in, that she’s lead my eyes to, and new things I’ve been learning about, both directly with her and indirectly.  She is truly a beacon of light, love, compassion, strength, joy, among a zillion other things.  What an amazing being.  I truly cherish every moment we experience together.  :]

I’ve got a-lot of wonderful ideas, which I am eager to share with you over the appropriate time.  Some of these ideas will eventually change the way we do things, some more immediate. All revealed in proper time.  I’ve got a passion for the world that only grows more embroiled as time goes by, and as I learn how to better integrate into the different parts of it – so as to better explain what I do know – and how I plan on changing things when we go along.

It’s a brave and fascinating world out there, and my heart is filled with both light, and love.  I have a smile on my face, and in my heart – and I urge you to do the same if you haven’t already.  Feel these things.  They’re wonderful.

Okay, I’m done sharing for now.