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zen and the art of dread care

2012-06-23
By: ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
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there are 2 main schools of thought when it comes to dread care

1 lets call the consumer option

the other, the zen art of dread care.

the consumer buys into products, pays hundreds of dollars for kits, or spends thousands going to salons for constant maintenance.

the zen artists grows herbs for herbal soaks, smudges his/her dreads to cleanse the energies surrounding them, maybe chants the aum vibration to unite their dreads with the universal consciousness, and add a few gemstone beads or crystals to heighten the spiritual power of their locks.

the zen of dread care does not require tons of money, ot does not require hours of rubbing and rolling or twisting. there is no need for a technical degree in lockology tangleology or dreadology. it only requires love, patience and understanding, a connection with nature thats deeper then the roots that penetrate dep into the earth ..the same roots which are reflected in the knotting twisting tangles that are growing organicly, magicly and ..naturally upon the head.. the crown chakra wide open like a fountain of pure white light, but protected by the crown of roots that absorb the flow of energy and come alive with their own personalities.

the consumer on the other hand exposes the scalp thinning the mane letting that flow of creativinty and spiriuality drain from the skull unhindered ..unchecked only a thick coating of wax remaining where the once proud mane no longer remains

the zen artist preffers simplicity serenity instead of a trip to the salon they take their knots to the ocean or to the mountains they personalize each dread and want to teach them about reality and the world around them, they want to show them the beauty of the universe they may climb a mountain just to hold their dreads up to the sun on the solstice

the zen artists may shake their dreads in the rain they may ad a flower to attract a butterfly and consider that styling

the consumer hides from the drizzle afraid the water will ruin thousands of hours of hard work and tens of thousands of expences

they may shave and shape and pull the roots so tight they nearky fall off they may not wash or even wet their dreads for over a year thinking tidy and dirty are one in the same thing the "care" is not caring for the dreads but caring what others might think of the dreads if they are not all even straight round and perfect without a single loose hair

the zen artists is above such trivial things a loose hair here and there doesnt bother them, they dont care what others may think, they are nit dreading to impress, but for happiness

they spend their time not worrying about perfection, but accepting imperfections that are the essence of true beauty..as well as joy

they have touched the true essence and nature of dreadiness

they have grown into and with their dreads becoming one with them they arent a style they adopted they rent something they bought made put in or got their dreads are a integral part of the soul

celebrated with every breathe with every word thought action and deed.. they are the dread the dread is them

they dont have dreads..they are dreads

they never got dreads..they grew dreads

they are at 1 with the true self..

the experience of sitting on a mountaintop meditating as your dreads grow to the ground

compared to sitting in a salon with a strahnger =yanking on your hair till your in tears and agony

for the consumer dreads are a purchase something yiu ask "how much do dreads cost" before deciding to dread or not to dread

the zen dreader doesnt think of such things they simply alow themselves to have what they desire, to become who they are

SpaceQueen
03/27/13 12:08:17PM @spacequeen:
Well*

SpaceQueen
03/27/13 12:08:12PM @spacequeen:
So true ^.^ I love the patience this journey is teaching me, it's helping transfer that zen attitude into my life as week :)

christina bird
03/27/13 11:38:36AM @c-bird:

i love this !!


Nathan Dominey
09/09/12 10:15:42AM @nathan-dominey:

Beautiful. I dig all of your posts SE. Keep them coming!


Trina Sandress
07/22/12 01:22:35PM @trina-sandress:

Having my dreads for now 15yrs I can say that I totally and completely resonate with all that you have written. I still get random people on the streets telling me that they have tried the natural way but still feel that wax is the only way for them and their hair. I offer another way but when I do they are very eager to support wax to the end. How unfortunate. But that is their choice and their path. Awesome blog entry!!! :)


Zoucat
07/05/12 06:49:45PM @zoucat:

I have always desired dreads. They are awesome looking, and they show that you are not afraid of living outside the norm. But I always thought it would be expensive to have them. After finidn this site, I'm starting my journey again. (No wax or expensive beauty salons this time). And your post explains the way I feel perfectly. I already have so much planned for my dreads as they grow up. They're like my newest pet. To be taken care of but still left free to do as they see fit.


Mama Kat
07/01/12 12:14:00PM @mama-kat:

beautiful ...so glad I found this site before I started growing dreads!!!


Gage Caudill2
06/27/12 11:53:39AM @gage-caudill2:

This is absolutely beautiful. You did an amazing job on this piece. Dreads are our roots to the universe.


Baba Fats
06/26/12 10:12:30AM @baba-fats:

Well said. I love that you said that Consumers think caring for locks is equal to caring for what others think of their locks.


Egubman
06/26/12 09:58:49AM @egubman:

wow well said....this site converted me from a consumer to zen artist. day by day i get more inspired. awesome!


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