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By Peaceful Dread, 2010-09-18
What have I learnt since I joined this forum.I have learnt...1. ...that weed is a sensitive issue.2. ...not to use wax or a crochet.3. ...that somebody with dreadlocks can be just about anybody.4. ...that dreadlocks can represent thousands of things.5. ...to know quite a few lovely people.6. ...to love my dreadlocks even more than I did before I joined this forum.Thank U guys! =)
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"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana." week eight!


By ashley ✿, 2010-09-17
okie dokie! week..oh hell, i forgot..i think week eight! yes, week eight! Okay, so anyways..I have not been keeping good track of blogging..I created a new blog, just kinda randomly did so..I should be posting there soon as well..I am going to create a video for my third month of my dreads tomorrow! woo! Now, being a vegetarian has made everything so much better in my life..well..except for the fact that my family constantly complains about it..haha..but forget about them..it's my life, not theirs. Now, i have had no impulse problems..I actually get so sick to my stomach at the smell of meat, like just a few minutes ago, my family got mc donalds, which i will not even eat a milk shake there or anything because of how they kill their chickens. But anyways, the house was filled with chicken smell and everything, and i was sick to my stomach, when just minutes before, I was hungry. Now, I won't eat anything because I no longer eat after nine pm, since it's bad for you. I don't eat fast food, or anything..hmm, lemme see..I have gotten portabello mushrooms for burgers for tomorrow, since my brother is coming to town from out of state, and were gonna have a little cook out..my food first of course! haha..I LOVE being a vegetarian! I was sitting there today, and thinking..'i have not felt this good in a long, long time,' and it's true..I just feel healthier..it's weird..I can't wait to see what I feel like a year from now! I just feel less lethargic and everything..I've also been eating food that is more organic and natural, so i think that has a little bit to do with it. it's great, if anyone is on the fence about becoming a vegetarian, DO IT!!!!! It's an amazing thing..by the way, the quote "To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana." is by Buddha
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lice almost gone


By Harmony, 2010-09-16
well the pesky pests have almost been defeated! I have never been to war before, so this is all new to me, but I am coming out victorious without losing my baby dreads, that I have become very attached to.
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ont gör ont


By Ugglan, 2010-09-15

det gr ont i mig nr det matriella spelar roll i mitt liv , jag vill inte ha det , men mitt undermedvetna skriker efter vrdsliga ting , ska jag behva leva ett liv till i min ofullstndighet , ska jag lida ett liv till , fr jag vill slcka begret och tervnda till evigheten.fr det som varar frevigt finns inte nirvana , endast vi som ser och hr kan avgra vad som r.nu svammlar jag fr min hjrna r inte med den tnker p det som inte r , hur den orkar med sig sjlv det frstr inte jag. jag jag jag , egocentrisk , jo det kanb jag vara , min karma str p noll och min aura r svart , r det derfr jag inte lngre ser det heliga , r det derfr dem inte dansar p min nthinna , fr mitt vakum r tyst som i graven , nr vi kastats tillbaka till den mnskliga faktorn , lidandet.
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ordinary days


By Ugglan, 2010-09-15
nr ntt du sett fram emot blir flyttat hoppar hjrtat ur led , nr ntt du lskar frsvinner brinner sjlens eld.men idag r ingen vanlig dag fr idag r jag i tid , i tid till allt jag kan stta p , trkigheter ,folk problem stora som sm.jag siktar p att ta det lngsamt , inte stressa ngot mer , jag vill f bort alla lgner allt hat och allt svek . men min hjrna vill ej lyda den lever p en lgn, den sger shr r det och sanningen r glmd.men jag r min egen sanning jag r min egen tid , aldrig mer ska lgnen styra nu skriver jag min tid.min historia m vara kort men den r full av fantasi , fantastiska saker hnder mot slutet av ett liv.hur mnga gnger skrev jag tid ? alldeles fr ofta , jag hlsar p kylan och mrkrets vn ,han har givit mig lite frid.men se du har blivit den du fruktat sedan lnge sedan , katastrofer & kaus r inte lngt bort n , vi r fortfarande nrma till hands ifall du behver oss , men som en skitzofren har jag tappat bort min personlighet och vandrat t fel hll ,med flit.
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6 Weeks


By Gary Charlesworth, 2010-09-13
Ok so my last post was about 2 weeks ago, and since then my head has become this whole crazy jungle of loose hairs and knots trying their damndest to become dreads.One of my roots has split in two, so I have two roots coming together into one tip. The gap is so big that i can fit my thumb through it. I've repositioned beads to help it along so it should all work out!On the whole though they're going good, and for the first time in my life I'm happy with who I am. Now thats a strange feeling I've never had before, and I intend to use it.I have 2 years to plan something to do with my life. Travelling is the favourite. So I think I'll do that.This time in 2 years I want to have passed my driving test, quit smoking (tobacco, not weed,) and got fitter. I havent really done any proper exercise in about 8 years, so that one could be a struggle. But thats where I wanna be. I have a lot of work to do but i'll get there eventually.Photos will follow, I know I said that last time but they will be coming in a few minuets... I promise!
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3wks


By SaGem, 2010-09-12
They are 3wks old today :D They are tightening up and wearing a few beads. I must admit I was expecting a lot of rude comments from humans in general, but all I have experienced is wonderful compliments. My head is covered in strays and loose hair. Personally, I think it looks gooood but I know it is not the standard of beauty according to society. Perhaps we dreadies who want to be dreaded just wear it well ;) I am expecting a few packages this week, gifts for the dreads. One tam and shampoo bar....excitementI must rave for the BS&ACV wash! I have very thick hair so cleaning (especially the scalp) it has always been an issue for me. I have tried a number of shampoos both commerical and homemade. NOTHING has produced the results that BS&ACV provides. My hair and scalp is actually clean nothing is left behind. And at the same time, it has not been dried out or turned brittle. A friend recently ran her fingers through my hair and couldn't stop because it felt soo soft. ACV rinse was all I could say with a huge grin :) It's the perfect combo for my hair. BS cleanses without overdrying and the ACV rinse balances out the ph and conditions....better than any commerical conditioner I have ever tried.Not to mention it really does help my hair tightening up. It is noticeable right after the wash. LOVE IT!Picture on the way...when the devices want to work with me :O
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Identity


By Peaceful Dread, 2010-09-12
I think we would lie to ourselves if we did not admit that dreadlocks are heavily connected to identity. I think we all have been going through a process in which we have decided that dreadlocks blend in well with our identity, that dreadlocks fits into our own concept of whom we think we are.If I just briefly scan our community I can see that there are some herb smokers, quite a few mommies calling themselves hippies and a whole lot of ppl that feel they have a strong connection with nature. All that gelled very well with my preconceptions.But, as always, it is not as easy as one thinks. When I dig a bit deeper I suddenly see that there is a whole lot more to it. The herb smokers, hippie mommies and the nature lovers suddenly transform into separate individuals where the one is very different to the other one. And they are not alone, there is a whole lot of other characters dreading their hair, for a million various reasons, having just as many various interests and lifestyles.And when I've realized all this, slightly embarrassed about being narrow minded, I must also start wondering about who I am, what I am here for and why I am having dreadlocks?Where does this dreading grandpa fit into this? I don't smoke herbs, I am not a mommy, neither a hippie and even though I love gardening, I don't really feel that I am one with nature.
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Soul food


By Peaceful Dread, 2010-09-11
I've been digging today. Digging is a very nice thing to do. Like gym, but the natural way. I was digging with my mother. My mother is old, but she still digs. She does not live here, she lives two hours away. But today we were together for once. Digging together. Making things right in the garden. Making the soil better for the plants to grow in, by mixing it with nutritious stuff she knew about. I had the muscles and the motivation to learn, and my mother had the willpower and the knowledge. She remembered that I used to hate gardening, now I suddenly love it. Strange.So, my dreads were itching today. They were sweaty, under a beanie, in the rain. Now they are washed and happy. My body is sore and I am tired. It's midnight here and I'm going to bed.Life is wonderful.Over and out..
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No longer my dread journal.....


By Kayla Marae Neumann, 2010-09-11
well as some of you may know i started dreading my hair the other night and i was so excited and when i looked in the mirror i truly felt that i had found myself and i loved my hair so much but after having them for only 2 school days that i was ready to take them out and grow my hair out for awhile until i began my dreading journey i feel so bad but ehh i guess ill get over it. so now im back to normal hair that i have to fix everyday and i hate it so if anyone knows of anything i can do to speed up the process of my hair growing please let me know because i would be very interested...
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