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zen and the art of dread care
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