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Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
05/03/13 12:48:44PM
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a question for hippies..and spiritual travelers.. this title sounds so lame but i dunno what to write here lol


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My dear Christina,

I have immense love for you and your vision. I, much the same, wondered how to wander, but to wander all you need is to shed the fear of getting lost.You have to focus on what is in front of you and be content in what you have. Through mindfulness you will get there. Be here now. The people you saw who are free of mortgages and empty attachments live in the now. If you surrender yourself to the circle of life you will understand. Being present in the moment grants you the ability to see the infinite truth of space and time,- it is in no way linear, how this system makes it out to be. In other words instead of seeing life like the people caught in this ugly system,- in a straight line, you see ALL of the possibilities present in this moment, like the branches of a tree, it is no longer getting from point A to point B, everything is infinite.

I saw someone brought up the dangers of traveling alone. I agree that unfortunately a 19 year old girl is not safe out there alone, largely due to the ugly system we have built for ourselves, but the dangers are there nonetheless. I don't recommend you go out there by yourself... that's what everyone always told me which is why I practice martial arts, why I learned to use a knife, and why I run every day. Now this may sound a bit silly, but there's a show called Doctor Who about a man called The Doctor who wanders through time and space getting involved in all sorts of interesting stuff at every stop, saving the world and even the universe without a weapon, using his clever mind in every situation. He never has a plan, always thinks on his feet, and his favorite line of defense is talking to the other being. When faced with immediate danger, he runs. That's surviving.

Through being who you are you will find fellow travelers and a community you'll feel proud to be a part of. You have to surrender your fears through surrendering all visions of the future. Being mindful is feeling the moment. You have to trust the life force and trust in your intuition to give you what you need... The basic human needs are shelter, food, water, and, to keep it simple, love. When it's a nice day, sleeping outside is not a problem. You can build a shelter from a single tarp, some rope, and a stick when it's raining. You can bundle up, or go to a shelter when it's cold and you're out of options, but I like to just stick to where it's warm, because sleeping outside is the best :) I'd invest some money in a canteen with a water filter. To survive you don't need much cash. It's up to you how much you need to be happy. To get a little, it can be simple. You always must offer something to receive something. Manual labor, art, jewelry... Simply playing music on a sidewalk can take you far these days. If you're not settling and growing your own, beautiful, free food then you can survive on how much is wasted, and learn what's good to eat that grows in the wild, of which there is plenty :) when you live this way you'll find others that do, too. Just trust your intuition and go where it pulls you. Care for the world and it will care for you, I promise.

Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
04/12/13 07:12:48AM
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Dr. Bronners Liquid shampoo. How to wash with this shampoo?


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I'm not sure which method is best. I personally use baking soda most of the time, and use Dr. Bronners every other week or so. I don't recommend using it too often if your locks are young, because I've noticed it loosens them a bit, probably because of the high content of oils. When I do, I use 2 or 3 squirts of Dr. B's in 1/4-1/2 gallon of water. I pour it on my hair and then rub it in a little bit, let it stay a minute or five, and then rinse it out. Works for me :)

Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
02/02/13 09:59:18AM
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Wow they have some great smelling shampoos on that website, Britany! I might have to get myself one sooner than later :] I wonder what ingredients in a shampoo help hair lock up and how...

Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
02/02/13 09:55:45AM
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Okay, I'll try the vinegar first since it's cheap. I hope it doesn't smell vinegar-y haha I was enjoying my hair smelling like nothing from washing it with baking soda.

Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
02/01/13 11:52:56AM
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Gotcha! I use baking soda and wash my hair about every 3/4 days. I'm wondering if over time that will dry out my scalp?

Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
02/01/13 08:21:57AM
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That's great! Thank you both! I was hoping I'd get the advice to not do anything at all, since I am pretty lazy when it comes to maintenance, haha. It's crazy, most people out there tend to think that it takes a lot of pain to get dreadlocks and a lot of timeto take care of them, that just doesn't make sense!! Hearing all of that made me change my mind about letting my hair dread years ago, but now that I know the truth is what I assumed (just let it be ;]) I wish I had done it sooner :)

Koko Earthling
@Koko Earthling
01/31/13 11:33:00AM
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Hey everyone :) I'm Koko,I'm new to this site as well as dreading! I never brush my hair, and stopped using shampoo and conditioner about a month ago. I officially started my journey yesterday by twisting and ripping/backcombing my curls just a tiny bit (without any pain or ripping my hair out) so they stay in chunks and it's easier to pull apart. I let my hair decide how it wanted to be sectioned so it's comfortable :) I just grabbed curl by curl and this is where I'm at now.

They are all pretty small, 1/8inch-1/2inch in diameter on my scalp for most of them with a good handful of inch diameter chunks, but I figured the little ones if they want to will combo with other little ones :) I also left some hair alone assuming it will get picked up by other dreads over time. If not, whatever.

I would love some opinions on how to continue my process so that I get the result I'm after in a few years. I want them to hang straighter, be round for the most part, and I want to get confirmation that the little dreads will combo after a while. I was wondering if I should twist and rip them tighter to give them more shape and make sure they form falling straight like I want them to, or if I should just let it go as it is right now and let it happen over time. I was also thinking I could let them be and just roll them and maybe that will make them form straighter (since my hair is naturally curly) I don't care if my hair looks awful or if it takes years :) I'm looking forward to the journey (I call it the semi-natural way) and want to nurse my babies to growing beautiful and strong!

Thank you for your opinions, brothers and sisters!


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