By ginger.rose, 2012-12-02
By Meijka, 2012-12-01
A very true friend and I are moving to Hawaii for six months or so. This is creating a lot of excitement in our hearts. We are going to volunteer on an organic farm in exchange for food and shelter. It's exciting because we are very ignorant in the means of living off the land. This will be a true learning experience and adventure all in it's own. We also get to learn to cook organic fresh food, meet new people and enjoy paradise for all it has to offer. We have a college budget so we are pretty lucky for this opportunity. We will be hiking, camping, snorkeling and surfing everyday we have the chance. I love how being frugal just means you actually have to live it, instead of observe it. I understand that this may mean there are going to be many challenges also. We are two girls from Mi who never left their home town. But this is a chance for personal growth that we have been yearning for so long. If anybody has done anything like this before, please offer some advice.
By Skully, 2012-11-30
I need everyone's advice...
I love having dreads. But they are getting crazy!!! they are trying to congo and there are a few of them that are tangling with dreads that are 2 or 3 dreads away... what would you guys do? Would you take them out and redo them or would you let them go and do their thing?
By ☮ soaring eagle ॐ, 2012-11-29
well ive recently added a new ad network to the ads on the site one that promised a high payout but then when i started it i noticed alot of crappy ads and near pornlike dating site ads ..along with a low payoutSo i contacted them about several issues i sw with the service and was told they could upgrade me to a premium service if i removed ceratin images and they gave a link:
looking over that list of images i noticed only 2 nipples..
nothing sexualized or porn like at all..
now i could remove those 2 images and earn about 100 dollars a day and get better quality ads (no auto play audio ads no ads that generate popups no ads that look like malware or for porny dating sites etc
or i can do the right thing and stand up for the rights of women
this was my response
By hailey eden, 2012-11-28
By hailey eden, 2012-11-28
By Tim5, 2012-11-28
Patience and contentment. Growing hair should not require patience. Acceptance through the knowledge that we have, that it will take years to grow dreadlocks, can bring into our mind, contentment. So, weekly or monthly observations should not cause thoughts about progress, letting go of ideas that I can watch it progress, are best forgotten. Learn, then forget everything. Focus on the inner journey not the outer growth of hair. What dreadlocks cause is an inward journey of self discovery. They allow us to break free from material values and look within, and see the within of others, dont look at the hair, look at the soul, see that this person does not want his or her outer body judged. I want to be free of physical judgment (from myself and others).
Going beyond thought, and just doing the thing, living spiritually, the locks grow, just wash and separate, that is all, leave questions behind, live in the moment, neither looking forward or back, right now everything is fine, I want for nothing. At this moment I neither think of the past or the future. The locks on my head dont need me to think about them to knot and grow. Positive thought is powerful, but uncontrolled thought will cause all sorts of ailments. Today, I remembered to forget everything.
Stillness, no thought, going beyond thought. Patience is effort, I want to be still (me, soul), I know my hair will be fine, it is becoming natural, it needs no help, maybe a little separation, it doesnt need that, I do, for comfort, more questions. Do I? Perhaps I will adopt a minimal separation dreadlock.
Acceptance through knowledge that it will take a long time to grow dreadlocks should banish the thoughts about progress from our mind. Firstly we need to realize that growing dreadlocks is a long term commitment, (not even commitment, it is nothing, it is natural). There is no destination; the end is never coming, stop thinking.
Dreadlocks is the natural state of our hair, then what is the natural state of mind. To be still, to be loving, to be in the moment.
Just a ramble, some thoughts, just my opinion. I would love to hear others thought about this or any other subject that comes to mind.
By curlyrose, 2012-11-28
By Castaway J, 2012-11-28
The Earth, mother earth, has 7 chakras; the human body has 7 chakras, and so on. Meditating and cleansing of these chakras is done just as one would meditate and cleans ones own chakras of negative dark energy with each exhale and filling it with light energy received through each deep inhale, for inner peace and balance of not only oneself, but for the world. Praying or meditating, focusing on say a natural disaster somewhere in the world, has been proven to have profound positive effects on the outcome. The effect of human thought and consciousnesss been studied in Washington D.C. for instance, one of the highest rates of criminal activities in the United States. Immediately crime rates dropped, and it was shown that mental influence can have a direct effect on ones surroundings. They say keep your thoughts to yourself, but even having the thoughts to begin with is enough to manifest something in your life youd have been better off without.
One of my favorite examples that scientifically proves that us, Human Beings, are directly connected to mother earth and her electro-magnetosphere is what they observed on 9/11/2001. I know the events make me cringe thinking about still. But what happened on that day was so devastating. NASA has two satellites in space that measure the strength of earths electromagnetic field. At all times, for decades they have been studying the electromagnetic field and have made the observation that it is weakening, and this thing is what protects us from radiation blasts from the sun and other distant bodies. Anyway, on 9/11 the whole world felt the same emotion for the most part, in turn this made the electromagnetic field of the earth spike very high as if out of nowhere. We are directly connected to the earth and her spiritual vibrations. The rapture, for all intensive purposes, refers to the earth splitting in vibrations, higher and lower.
If you know about vibrations then you know about the two basic emotions that stem out the rest of the emotions. The two basic vibrations are FEAR and LOVE. From those two emotions you get all of the others, all corresponding low or high in their respective vibrations.
The DNA within us all act as if they are antennae picking these vibrations up, but your DNA can only receive so much energy. Think of it like this, a low vibration is long and stretched out, so naturally it is going to hit your DNA fewer times, whereas a higher vibration from someone living in love is going to receive more of this positive energy, its like seeing people who have a certain glow about them. Its because it is true.
I know firsthand how difficult it can be to work at this change of character. Its been a work on progress for years. But lately the energy Ive been picking up on has a sense of urgency too it, telling me the time to wrap up karma is now, it should anyway, but some has to be worked out yourself. But the journey that I have been on for many years has only really began to make sense and fall into place since letting my hair lock.
If youve been experiencing similar things trust you are not a lone I promise. Life is great, no matter the setbacks Ive come to realize. Just take it one day at a time and stay true to your word, the Love in your heart is the one and only true currency. Remember when you fret over a bill or the economy, just remember that its all fictitious and doesnt deserve they energy you put into it by worrying.
I finished this post 10 times but kept writing
By Castaway J, 2012-11-28
Call a man who speaks Truth a fool, no matter how abstract, you only know "the truth", which has been twisted and perverted into literalization for masses, you only know to use half or the left brain, oh and they have made sure of it for thousands of years.
Have an open mind, do some investigation on your own part, and do not settle for the first search result you find dig dig then dig some more, search for both sides to the story.
Then draw your own conclusions.
Follow your intuition.
If you do not have time, then make time. It is your responsibility, it is an introvert battle we all must face but one that we all can win. Most of us have been feeling something lately, you are not alone.