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By Elle, 2010-05-09
So,I just got dreadlocks by back combing about 4 days ago..i have very straight hair and they turned out very soft and flat.i got really turned off,but the majority of my friends are dreaded (they're all guys) and they told me to give it time because rome wasn't built in a day.i've put elestic bands at the roots and on the ends,though i 've heard loads of different opinions about the's just my hair doesnt look like dreadlocks at looks like matted hair and it wont stay in place,so currently i'm pinning up my hair to my head to avoid looking like sonic the hedgehog.i really do looove my dreads,as i really got them because of the rastafarian fact and not just the fashion statement.i really do need help and support as i m thinking i d never get the dreads i longed to have for ages.
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not just about dreads

By Andrew Harder, 2010-05-03
i'm stoked for so many things right now. spring for starters. i love winter and everything that goes with it but a change of scenery is always nice too. i'm not glad it's finals week but on the other hand that means i get to go home to the beautiful land of North Idaho in a matter of days. today my brother and i went out longboarding for a bit when we needed a break from studying. i have been rooming with him this year and that has been interesting since we haven't shared a room in 7 years. such a great sensation to arc and slash turns across the smooth asphalt with your dreads whipping back and forth. i love the feeling of leaning into every turn, flowing with a rhythm created as you go. i just needed a little bit of outside time doing something. anything!it's wonderful to be physically active again after my injury. i broke my back almost two months ago. i think the downtime recovering from an injury is worse than the physical pain itself sometimes. i still have to take it slow and try not to get too wild for a few months according to the "doctors orders". he's a pretty laid back ortho and i plan to try to follow his advice. no sense in taking unnecessary risks. on the plus side, it's been almost two weeks since i have had any hydrocodone! i wake up sore and by evening i'm pretty achy but i feel like i'm having fewer REALLY BAD DAYS. i don't really sleep good still but things are getting better. i'm just thankful to be on the mend so i can start doing the things i love again.i really like how my dreads are forming. they're a lil different everyday. it seems like i catch myself playing with them all the time, its just fun to touch them. i'll be outside most of the summer so perhaps that will add some "character" to the end of the week i'll know whether or not i will be working at mt hood this summer. i won't be disappointed if i don't get it, i'm mostly just anxious waiting to find out. if i end up spending my summer snowboarding on the glacier so be it, but i wouldn't mind roaming around the Bitteroot Mountains or the Selkirks i call home either. regardless i expect the next few months to hold great memories to be made with friends, family, and nature. i need a break from school. a break from the state of nebraska.i'm just really happy to be switching things up a bit. i'm pleased with the direction my life is going. content with what i see. there is alot i'm unsure about. that's scary but at the same time i want my path to be flexible. thinking outloud is so much better than studying right now. plus i cant sleep. i look forward to sleeping in my new hammock. ah, the vagueness of the future is perhaps what excites me the most. goodnight.
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Good Morning

By Good Energy, 2010-04-22
~~~~***~~~~Good Morning~~~~***~~~~I stood up and looked around.It seemed everyone was passed out, laying on the groundThe daze that clears and the soul asks why, but you can't find the answersso you don't replyI step over the lifelessnessand ponder my everyday occurrencesI think to myself"Whatever happened to mother's everyday assurances?"Running through mazes, crossing bridges, painting white picket fences, falling offthat broken ladder,....screaming on the rollercoaster...., only getting madder.................and then you get off.......You wake up while everybody's sleeping, you slow down while everybody's leaping, you save your thoughts worth keeping, you stand up and love yourselfDoesn't it feel good to be free?You throw down those dirty old broken chainsYou wash your hands and cleanse your brainYou remove all those clouds and wipe away the rainAnd you realize there's got to be a better wayYou wake up to find you never went astrayeveryone else is lost, passed out, and laying on the groundAnd I stood up and looked around~~~~GOOD MORNING~~~join me if you will......6/2/02
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Perspective is Subjective

By Kundalini Rise, 2010-04-17
There is a discrepancy between the meaning of words and the reality of the situations they are applied to. You might hear someone say, "Good food." While they truly mean the food tastes good, and not all good tasting food is "positive" or good in the sense that it is healthy for you. Which to some, is what should matter.What is more and becomes visible with further examination is that the "good" taste is dependent upon the sense of the person tasting it. This, we know, is personal preference, where there is a measure of similarity but also some unpredictable differences. So the usage of the word in the sense of what is "good" is not only incorrect, in the sense that some value "good" as healthy, while it is also incorrect in the understanding that taste is down to a personal preference.The words themselves are incapable of defining the experience what they are meant to share, without the use of more complex expressions and even then they can only act as indicators of personal preference. In many cases they are used in the same format as fact.While only a part of human experience (communication), I believe this discrepancy creates ripples of confusion through the sea of expression of human individuality and society.Similar to Orwell's 1984, these are aspects of communication which limit the more expressive variety of linguistic understanding and slowly re-routes the more expanse out of the system. This occurs when a person who has a wider point of view, comes in contact with a person with a more limited point of view, and the conflict does not result in a positive transmutation of both views. Learning always occurs, but personal growth and internal view point change, sometimes is replaced with ego. When the result is a more distinguished limitation, rather than a reduction of limitations and conflict and a realization of indirect similarity through variety, then the more limited view is pressing the wider view out of it's reach and will ultimately result in a more limited communication experience.For this reason alone, arguing through raw emotion or on the basis of superficial differences, usually does not initiate anything but a degradation of the quality of experience, unless the experiences of differences are based upon truly internal aspect. Even so, the learning experience always occurs, but the learning process can be accelerate by abandoning or transmuting lower aspects of the experience into meaningful ones. This alchemy of reality is occurring constantly within the interplay of the conscious and subconscious mind.The more expressive usage would be to define what is "good" about the qualities being commented on(the context), as well as to incorporate an "I think" or "To me" aspect to the expression. This is yet another context, but it is a constant, that goes without saying.When it goes without saying for so long, in a society which doesn't seek to expand on individuality, individuality is forgotten, and becomes something of an undesirable aspect to the lesser individual, because it is not understood. Unless it is introduced by a third party (neither the individual, or the society commonality as a whole), in a positive and accepted manner, the individual themselves is the only one who can make the expansive change to look to and accept information that is not in their original realm of experience. Your perspective creates your realm of experience in accordance with how much of your free will you give to the forces at play in the world.To include the context of what you are assigning a value to, whether positive or negative, brings about the larger context of aspects, and to restate that it is your perspective alone, indicates that you in essence, include yourself in the equation as well as cease excluding the rest of the world and it's possibilities.
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By Kundalini Rise, 2010-04-17
All (hu)man evolves. When you embark on such a collective journey, you become a part of the largest possible movement. The illusory struggles of everyday life become lessened or transparent by the light of the higher goal which is interconnected with all forms of life. Positivity and love are paramount to the process, as the rules of emotion and human consciousness need to be balanced just as much as the laws of physics and biology do.Terrence Mckenna defined his theory through a series of darwinian observations. Following natural law he explains how our ancestors may have traveled to grassland planes, after the drying of the jungle, in a search for more sustenance. The mushroom, being a prime source of nutrients in the environment, comes into view.With the event of experiments involving the mushrooms one could conclude that they could have a beneficial and naturally productive effect on wild life, especially with the manner and amount that they would've been ingested in, due to the natural food testing behavior of animals in the area. Their visual acuity is sharpened. Muscular tension, stamina, and strength is increased. Higher functions of the cerebral cortex activate for more complex thought patterns, sexual identityl, integration into a community, relaxation etc etc. All indicates that the mushroom bearing ape is the fittest to survive and thus allowed for increased population, genetic expansion and ultimately higher evolution (homo sapien).What do you feel?Whatever you focus on may ignite the fire of your imagination resulting the creation of your future self.
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By Kundalini Rise, 2010-04-17
This might come as a shock, or an abnormality to you, but you have always existed, and always will. When you transcend polarity, the dual opposites become one in the same, and the similarity between them becomes an expansive new realm of experience.Follow your heart, it's natural.Define your mind and create a rhythm of history.What goes up must come down. The constant quest for high happiness is the key to suffering. Being neither extremely happy, or extremely sad, but finding acceptance and prosperity through peace, will result in long lasting enjoyment of life.The happiest possible future is created and waiting for you, you just need to accept it. Doubt is literally the struggle to remain where you are, in an ever changing universe.How you feel dictates what you imagine or visualize. What you imagine or visualize dictates the outcome of events in your life and ultimately your future state. By guiding your emotions towards positivity, you can guide your experiences in life to the most variety for your purpose. Decide on your purpose and begin positively guiding your emotions, and then visualizing on where you want to be.I get rushes of energy from the core of my being that produce great emotional, physical, and intellectual stimulation, the energy radiates outward and must be guided towards a productive expression.Keep evolving, keep changing. When you stop altering your understanding of life, your language and your vision, you stop learning.Every day is a chance to be the person you want to be. Every moment is an opportunity to send positivity to yourself and others.The more people I connect with, the more expanse my dreams become. Creativity is a conscious, living energy, does it feel welcome in your life?Pro-Tip: Don't sweat and keep moving.Scientists have actually found a delay between theelectrical impulse of sensation that is found in the chemical and electricalinteractions in the brain, and the actual "I feel it" response of anindividual's awareness. Meaning you are experiencing the brain's idea ofthe perception; not only are you not experiencing the world itself, butyou are experiencing the brain's carefully created image of what it's electrical signals most likely indicate. A very complex way of doing it, why do you think it's like this? Could it bepossible that it's all in your...head? Of course can feelwhat's real...using your brain.Balance your energy, get into a healthy routine, even out your diet, and take charge of how you feel, and your life.Anything is possible, by anyone.Coming together with a purpose, is the goal. The more you involve yourself in sharing of information, expression, and artful emotion, the more you realize who you are and what you have to express. The more you will align yourself with a network and routine that fits the collective goal.Yoga And Meditation Everyday, Aligns the Energy Centers, the Mind and Positively Expresses your Intention to be Healthy.Stop fighting the future and the present will evolve into a state the past cannot hold! Or maybe, accept the future and the past, to become the most real NOW.There is a constant motion of memes and processes on the planet based upon different drives, to accept this wave of oneness, is to be part of a potential shift in paradigms due to the overwhelming view of positivity. Accept and guide the energy towards the highest and most positive potential possibility, allow it to flow, and guide towards healing and awareness.You live out your life, pushing for something positive to happen, with whatever goals you may have, with whatever groups/systems they may be connected with. Focus on the most positive goal, that connects with the most people and is attributed to the highest intentions and most universal change. Be yourself and have fun. I am on a journey, as are you.Separate yourself from desire so that your soul may be free from worldy incarnative cycles, we are eternal, but only when we view ourselves as such.The idea is to transform selfishness into Joy with the art of giving.Every and any time you restrain yourself from expressing or saying out loud, something you feel, believe in, or feel the need to do, you limit yourself from knowing who you really are. In order to best reflect the higher purpose of the creation here we must spread love, light, and awareness by expressive our true creativity and innermost wonders.We are ALL ONE, remove the filters within your body (purify) so that you can properly utilize your emotional, mental, and physical capabilities to add to the creativity of the world.Reality is neither inherently beautiful or disgusting, it simply is. True emotion surpass language and words and strike the soul like prismatic lightning, rumbling for better or worse long afterwords while you reflect on the burned image still fading from your mind's eye.All matter is just energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.Love is the only true emotion. The idea behind it is that love, or the experience of total unconditional acceptance is the most powerful energy in existence, is the common quality in all examples of life, and will cause evolution through self-reflection or realizing yourself through witnessing what you believe to be yourself and then realizing that you are more.
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Transcending Duality

By Kundalini Rise, 2010-04-17
This is one of the most important aspects of consciousness, the process of change that goes beyond limit, linearity, or definition. The process of exponentially transcending the boundaries of the original locality into a realm who's boundaries are in a continuously (never ending) unique way relative to the previous.When you have two states of existence, matter, or an energy spectrum (defined by polar opposites, extremes, or boundaries of the experiential/definable/measurable llimit), what does the definition of the state become when you are perfectly 50% (is it possible?) in between one extreme and the next? Are you one polar definition, the other, neither, both, or perfectly in between and thus something entirely different?That is the basis of transcendence, removing the limitation of polarity, and becoming more than the previous boundaries permit. The question is, how do you escape the boundary or the limit when they travel infinitely in either direction? You could stop seeking to escape in a linear aspect (one or the other) and remain perfectly balanced and unmoved by the extremes, in the middle, and transcend to higher ground. Instead of moving the mountain physically, you change your perspective of the mountain, in experience, and a new picture appears as a result.To find the continuously unique and transcending option of experience, you must begin to change the very way you think, which by definition is humanly, and by nature limited. The hemispheres of the brain have counter-complementary functions, as do the archetypal nature of consciousness such as female/male. The expanse nature of the right brain must be allowed to find expression through the human vessel and life experience, through the continuous incorporation of higher, more free, and more intuitive/artistic forms of thinking and being. It is not out of human nature to be limited, it is simply not the totality of the human existence, and in truth, never was. The limited aspect is what you see when you focus on the outlines, or the shadow created by life, rather than the life experience itself. So the left-brain's linearity based limitations are not so much a problem, until one is consumed with the incorporation of material, physical, separate (dual) ways of living, so that the higher aspect becomes virtually non-existent. It is not possible to truly become linear, and limited, because eventually the body is released and the consciousness will become something larger.The idea is to reach this realization while in the body, within the left-right brain duality experience, out of choice and will power, so as to truly represent the higher nature, by the definition of a self-awareness initiated shift towards an expression of repeated transcendence of those dualities.In doing this, you capture, express, and embody the spirit of individuality and self-awareness.The trick is to understand that this process never ends, but it does increase in experience, exponentially, and through levels of connectivity with itself and other levels of experiences.In fact, you are currently existing in a multi-dimensional, non physical, eternal state, you simply are focusing on a particular aspect of yourself which represents a particular series of times and locations in the universe. The actual path of your life, and it's representations through decisions is infinite, and all possibilities are existing concurrently and are accessible only when the limitations are removed. Like I stated previously, this is either through the release of the physical body through natural death, or the conscious ascension of the limiting factors of the human and physical existence which are desire, linear thinking, and duality.
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By Kundalini Rise, 2010-04-17
Keeping journals is one of the most important things you can do to observe and continuously improve your life.A Dream JournalAt first you may want to start with a simple dream journal. The more you attempt (if you have trouble) to remember your dreams, the more your brain will train itself to access those levels of memory, it will actually become easier. The key is consistency though, as soon as you allow the memories to fade, they will become less prominent and therefore less easily accessed. Imagine how quickly the dreams fade from view, as you wake up and begin integrating into the actions of the daily routine.So you keep the journal, a pen/pencil and pad/paper, a computer, or a tape recorder/video tape. Any thing you can do to record your experiences will improve your ability to do so in the future, even running through the experiences in your mind, or telling the story to a friend. Eventually you will begin to remember each dream, in detail, from the moment you wake up You may want to keep a pad on you throughout the day, as you usually begin a snowballing effect as soon as you start the remembering process as certain events and triggers cause your dreams to resurface minutes to hours later.You have on average about 5-6 dreams a night, every night. How many of them do you remember? There are what you could call classes of dreams, some are based on pure release for the conscious mind, due to inspirations or desires which could not be purged during the day. Kind of like a playground to let out the pent up energy. Other dreams have a deeper meaning. They may be indicative of some kind of underlying emotional or intellectual aspect of yourself, which seeks expression and acknowledgment. Yet other dreams seem to have a prophetic aspect, where they are a warning, a foreshadowing, or a hint of what lies ahead. Pay attention to that, and you may be dreaming the future in no-time.All dream experiences are based on metaphor and can only truly be defined by the dreamer.A Diet JournalThe next (or first) step is to keep your very own diet journal. To watch and record everything you intake, no matter how small, no matter the time or event. Record everything you eat and drink, and you will notice trends. You will see where cravings become prominent and actually change your behavior (this observation comes full circle with the advent of the Daily Journal). You will see where and what you eat too much of, where this is imbalance, and how you could easily create a cycle/menu to consistently intake the required nutrients without having to search for something to eat, or settle for something less than desirable.It begins with wake up, and the first meal/drink of the day, and moves from then on, with each snack, drink (water may be excluded, up to you), and portion. Until you have a full idea of what goes in (and out) of you during the course of a week to a month. Eventually the trends will spell themselves, and when or if you've been following the Daily Journal you will notice the correlations in diet and your energy and mood. Healthy eating is key, key to healthy thinking and dreaming, which is key to creating a positive future.A Daily JournalThis is one of the most important forms of journalism. What you write in this journal will depict your emotions, your dreams, and the effects of your diet all in one. Starting when you wake up, after the completion of the daily dream journal entry (which is often completed throughout the day as the dreams resurface), it is the reflection of how you feel, your mood and what you seek to get done for the day.Goals, decisions, and perceptions can be recorded here as soon as you are fully awake and ready to begin thinking and planning ahead. Make the goals suitable for one day, and at the end of the day, look back and see how far you've gotten. If you haven't made improvement, then set lower goals so that you may complete them in the given time.After an activity, after exercise, or after a creative experience, you may want to write in this journal.Instead of trying to remember (which will also, come as you will become easier the more you practice) all at once at the end of the day, keeping a pad and pen on you is handy. Or being around a computer to take notes which will help keep everything ready to be expanded on.This is an important practice for the brain, it activates creative centers and improves the function of memory creation and recall. More-so, you will have a different view of yourself, almost from a third person perspective, the more you record your life in this manner. Whether video, music, expressive, creative, journalism, informative, etc, it will allow you to see yourself.So it accelerates the learning process, wherever you are, in the most important field, You.Eventually you will have a better idea of where your faults lie, what you are addicted to (even unknowingly), what you don't spend enough time on, what you are ignoring and don't want to write about, and much more. It's a very fun process and it will tell you about yourself.
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Posture and Breathing

By Kundalini Rise, 2010-04-17
Hint: Stand tall, suck in your stomach. Be active and healthy, do it for the right reasons.Eventually your energy will balance itself. What this means for you, experientially, is up to how you perceive yourself.Your skeletal structure must be aligned for the internal organs to work properly and in unison. Your muscular and ligament/tendon connectivity and density/tensegrity (joint to muscle to joint) requires tension and strength in order to pull your skeleton into alignment.Your jaw and tongue has to be in a particular agreeance to allow for air flow and relaxation/alignment of the neck muscles with the temporomandibular joint to allow for the brain stem and spine to move into alignment. When you see someone practicing yoga, this is what they are hinting at. The joy of physical exertion and sports is an example. Good food (healthy!), mainly raw and organic vegetables and fruits are vital to this concept and will ultimately yield a healthier mind and relationship between the body and it's environment. Villages that eat proper raw, organic, foods and lead natural fulfilling lives develop this part of their body fully and have broad noses and jaw lines. (Weston A Price) Working out, running, jogging, yoga, stretching, basically any physical activity will stimulate the organs and promote growth and positivity.Eventually the jaw, breath, brain stem and spine, skeletal structure, internal organs, blood flow, muscular tensegrity (the constant push and pull between bones and ligaments and muscles joint to joint) will all come into alignment. This will allow your body to become in tune with itself by shape, and internally through fluid/glandular exchange and the stimulation of growth and an active nervous system. From there, thoughts and mental structure must move past each circuit of awareness, starting with survival, instinct, and lower emotional/family integration levels. These cycles activate throughout childhood and into adulthood and the manifesting of the personality through decision making and preference. Your decisions create (or represent...) your being.A lifetime of experience in close contact with nature and the abundant sources of life, awareness, and the ability to learn and create properly, yields an awareness that is beneficial to the planet itself, as well as it's 'oversoul' or group consciousness. Currently, the planetary masses panic and commit murder. Without becoming fully aware of the processes at hand. This is due to many situational elements in our history and present day.There has been much regression in the evolution of our civil personality within the larger historical context, yet the introduction of high end technology and the ability to reflect on a more deeper scale and truly become aware of ourselves, our actions and differences, initiates an even higher shifting of possibilities. There lies a potentially very complex and consciousness rich future before us. If we make the decision to live peacefully together and work to help the environment.The first few cycles of awareness are where the majority of the planet remain, due to mental, physical, and emotional toxins we ingest.After the lower circuits become enabled/engaged and then surpassed after understanding and communication with each aspect of the self is reached, they work in unison to activate the higher circuits of the spiritual experience which integrate one's social identity (your 'name', you as described by your job, childhood, culture etc etc) into the larger aspect of the human race and ultimately universal being.The learning transforms the individual when the individual sees the larger view, beyond the scale of the previously considered finite realm. This is the constant transcendence that consciousness goes through to expand upon itself. The self grows and learns in one occurrence of realization.Lower forms of expression and circuitry are based within primal needs and offer a rather raw and unconscious path through life. This is more geared towards the beginning levels of consciousness, but as the layers of self-awareness peel away giving truth to the actual form of the conscious being, the illusion of the lower levels give away to deeper truths. The animalistic forms are no longer needed, as the conscious being becomes more of a consciousness, and less of a physical and animal, or of a primal nature. The consciousness being added, is not a deviation of the norm or an alien or additional form, but a finer and clearer expression of the underlying consciousness within. This form does not require lower contexts, transfers, or primal existences, but they may always exist as part of this cycle.It is complex enough to unify the individual characteristics of human nature through genetics and will provide a way for all humans to initiate growth and wealth in the life experience without harm or imbalance to another. We must put aside our preconceived notions of who we are, and see that we area literally one being.What has become alien. What has become a deviation. Is the descent into the abyss of imbalance and confusion that man has become entranced within, and devoted to pursuing. The future man, existing in a lower form of physical identity, interaction, and responsibility, is alien to the more complex world containing technology that exposes and ties together the loose ends of our experience by showing the world what the world is and does to itself. In this age a vast amount of information and learning experiences are more accessible to the masses and we must bring our daily life and interactions with each other, on a micro-scale, up to par with this macro-view.The universal being is without limits, without name, identity or boundary. The only commonality is the presence of the respect for life, and the experience of love. This is the basis of all existence, whether it is cellular, protein/amino-acid chain, primal, or self-aware. If we can learn to live this in our daily life, and to each other, we will surpass any problematic limitations we currently perceive.Being able to understand and integrate the impact of the human consciousness on the planet, is part of working with higher consciousness, which has the goal of unifying every conscious force in the environment. Everything, everyone, everywhere is involved, yet it starts with you, within your world; the self. Dieting, thoughts, meditation, dreams, yoga, interactions, exercise; it's all connected.Knowing yourself, your emotions, why you feel the way you do, the goals you have, the fears that block you from moving on, and your attachments is part of the process of discovering yourself as a whole being. Slowly we peel away the layers of physicality and illusion that we use to represent ourselves, and like changing close, become something entirely more casual. What is casual is what easily represents our true nature, without trying or thinking. The brand name apparel, gets removed and replaced with a more form-fitting, naturally woven, beautifully colored article of clothing that just feels right. No one had to tell you what to change into, because no one can, and chances are, if they are picking out outfits for you, then those clothes will make you feel uncomfortable in the long run.As an eternal being. How would you know you exist? How would you know what love is? What light is? Do you come to terms with your eternal nature? Or do you find comfort in the mortality of the body (just the outfit)?You may experience for all eternity, but there still may be the issue of actually determining that you know you are experiencing it, and more so, that you know you are aware of your awareness of the experiencing. This doesn't even touch on the subject of then being able to express this determination of awareness, this self-awareness.What allows this extension of simple awareness into self-awareness is a self-awareness loop, or a feedback loop, this is present in cycles of consciousness or experience. This can be seen plainly in harmonics. It's present in your life in every daily routine stemming from mental habits, to dietary needs (more so habit as well). To your bio-rhythms of day and night/sleep patterns, short-term hormonal functions regulating sleep, mood, diet, and energy. The long-term hormonal cycles of the body's development through the ages. Including the cycles of personal experience and preference which we cycle through, development, expand upon, alter, and edit as we experience life. Everything, is a cycle, and every cycle is connected to and interacting with another larger cycle.What we like and tend to focus on, shifts through a kaleidoscope of images, ideals, cultures, beliefs, perceptions and ultimately selves. As we become a new individual or the ever changing individual, we move in cycles, through cycles. Right down to each and every breath and how it's in direct control of your posture, energy, and stress levels. Yes, every cycle is part of a larger cycle, and they do not end.The more interesting aspect, to me, is the macro-cycle which involves larger change on a more ultimate level, over a longer time span. The development of our planetary culture and belief system has grown like genetic meme with the fittest surviving longest. But there has been a stray from natural form, that has resulted in the repetitive and cyclic nature of the genetic evolution process becoming stagnate and stalemated.Evolution is not flawed, but control has literally been handed to the most aware individual. That is yourself, and the perceptions within. What (who?) do you give your attention to? What do you give your control to? You always pass it along, because we are not in control of everything. You give it into the world you are creating by living. You cannot find a more real source, and a more truer understanding of who you are and what you are to do than you can by looking within. As long as you maintain the understanding and wholeness of compassion and equality, you are the truth. This is about regaining that free-will, that portion of your control that is handed to the world at birth.The current age has taken the leading edge of the planetary development from having it's roots in the fundamental cycle of all existence, through life and death and the struggle for survival, and it has maintained that dog eat dog appeal while introducing high-end technology and levels of intimate combinations of scientific and religious understanding of self-awareness. Man takes over their evolution by something as simple as genetically modified foods, overgrowing their environment and designing the daily routine in a materialistic manner. Although there is great intelligence on this planet, there is a lacking of fulfillment within the personal, common life.You will see, the owners, the rulers, and the designers of the common personal life, are literally giving the power, to the highest bidder. The power to design your life, your home, your diet, your mind, if you are a part of the commonality here, is given directly to the hands of the one with the most money.Anything about that strike you as odd....?The everyday human does not tend to have the best understanding of these cycles, at least as not as much as the ones in control of the cities of the world. The important aspects of the understanding are left out of view of daily life, while the media focuses on violence, terror, and oppression. Indulgence, and gratification. Intellectualizations without knowledge, and partiality instead of wholeness with the one truth.The common view of everything focuses on this, from fast food to entertainment, to every institutionalized aspect of the physical world. It is all tied into money and economy, and this is accepted because it sells. There is truth just have to find it.Because the highest bidder is the one who has the most power in this world, instead of the one with the most love or highest awareness, everyday, people simply have bad posture.Their mental posture doesn't allow for the ability to focus longer than the average span between commercials or t.v. shows. (or classes) They do not know how to feed themselves, or exist in harmony with nature. There emotions control them, and guide them by decisive force as they become used to giving into desire because the environment they're in constantly has forms of temptation or mind-numbing advertisements or negativity.Their physical posture is weaker and doesn't produce the best outcome. Just imagine what a species would evolve into, if it's daily routine, consisted of sitting at a desk, slouching, and eating bad food under artificial lighting in an electrically poisoned environment. Sci-fi much?The idea is that society is changing. What it/you become is up to the life you lead and what you pay attention to.This is not a coincidence, that the most popular and largest companies, trends, and movements are currently infatuated with technology and the ease and pleasure of living, no matter the cost to the rest of the world. This only reflects how individuals treat each other, how we treat ourselves, personally.What you will notice though, is that there is a larger cycle, a larger function to every human. A larger goal.A heart.A soul. (Destiny)?And that the planet itself has a soul and a caring heart, and has been in a larger cycle for the better part of the duration of time and space here, and that we are only a small portion of this cycle.What this cycle culminates to, is dependent on your ability to focus on unconditional love, as it is the highest form of awareness. This is maintained through the proper negotiating of the bodies energy requirements, through the balancing of your emotional energy, all the while developing and evolving personally and intellectually. We are here to help each other.Eventually, to come to the conclusion that you are aware, alive, and made of love (energy/emotion/light,[EEG?]) you must first move through the gradient of the experiencing of duality. This is the archetypal breakdown of polar opposites of man, animal, and ultimately separatism and physicality.To realize that you are eternal, you must experience life in finite terms. To become aware that you are alive, you must move into the potential of life and death. To know love, you must experience the lower alternative.This does not mean that you must experience negativity/darkness to experience the light, it means you must experience the duality to become aware of the difference and thus the presence of either.Consciousness, through the human brain, is defined by difference. This does not mean you must come here either as the only way to experience consciousness in this form, because a reduction of all forms of polarity and conscious definition usually doesn't yield a less conscious experience, but a less distinct and more imaginative or expanse experience. This is a reduction in the definition and labeling of reality. It basically means you do not need to walk through the field observing and knowing the name and species/characteristics of every flower you see in order to feel the wonder of the experience. The reduction of the defining characteristics can yield a more positive and fulfilling experience if they are realigned within a caring and emotionally(energetically), biologically, and environmentally sensitive way.As an eternal being, you choose to become mortal. As the infinite, you decide upon a finite existence, this is the cycle of co-creation, life and death. The evolution of awareness through the layers of physical, and mental circuitry. The experience of life through the body. The evolution of the cosmos in the physical form, and levels of awareness based within it.In the end, your energy, what is truly experiencing through your body, cannot be destroyed or erased. It is simply adding to it's infinite list of expansions of the self. Knowledge is synonymous within the self, as it is eternal, and forever expanding.
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my journey.... (non hair related)

By Jo, 2010-04-16
Wow, I have been away from this site for way to long.First off I would like to personally apologize to lonnie and roxanne, sorry it took so long guys.Secondly,Well I no longer have my dreads. All combed out. Back combing is lame. That's how I started mine before I found this place. I had some particularly stubborn dreads, I palm rolled them. Mostly just broke off a bunch of my hair. So I miss my hair but I think I will give it some time before I try again for dreads, and this time it most definitely will be au naturaleSome awful things have happened during my absence from here. Mostly just my poor Winston. (my dog) About 3 wks ago, he started not being him self. Not wanting to get up or play or anything. So naturally we took him to the vet the next day (after the weird behavior started) And Winston went to jump up on my lap in the car and then started screaming and writhing around on the ground. So I picked him up the best I could and we got him to the vet. Once we got there. He wouldnt move at all. He just sat and shook. The vet said that he had intervertabral disc disease. Which means that one of the discs in this spine had slipped and was compressing his spinal cord. Leaving him paralyzed in the hind quarters. The most awful thing about this, is that it was starting to happen before we went to the vet. Then once he jumped up into the car, that made it completely worse.So the vet says there is a surgery to fix him. But you will have to drive to toronto to an animal neurologist. And the ball park figure oin this surgery is $5000. So we got ahold of my parents because they are the only ones who might possibly have this kind of money to spend. Then the vet tells us the surgery isnt going to be 100% cure. The pain will definitely go away but he may not gain back any of his function. So unfortunately I made the decision to put him down and out of his misery. I dont know how many of you have lost a pet. But it is the most awful thing to happen to me in my whole life. Winston was only 6 years old. way to young to go. And he was most definitely my very best friend.oh life is cruel sometimes....Sorry about that huge post I really needed to get some of that out.
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