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Too many dreads too thin


By Xephyre (Nae), 2012-11-04
I am being very patient with my hair and i love the journey! Also i want my dreads to congo :( but it doesnt seem like they would want too. Theres a bunch of dreads. Do i just wait and see if the will congo or what?
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The power of positive thought...


By amethyst777, 2012-11-04
The Amazing Power of Thoughts and Words

Thoughts and speech effect our world far more than most people realize. Everything in our existence is made of energy, frequency and vibration. When you think or speak, you are effecting the world around you without even knowing it.

Consider the research done by Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan.. Dr. Emoto has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. During the 90s, Dr. Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable..

Some examples of his discoveries:

*Water from clear mountain springs and streams had beautifully formed crystalline structures, while the crystals of polluted or stagnant water were deformed and distorted.

*Distilled water exposed to classical music took delicate, symmetrical crystalline shapes. When water samples were bombarded with heavy metal music or labeled with negative words, or when negative thoughts and emotions were focused intentionally upon them, such as "Adolf Hitler", the water did not form crystals at all. Instead, it displayed chaotic, fragmented structures.

*When the words "thank you" were taped to a bottle of distilled water, the frozen crystals had a similar shape to the crystals formed by water that had been exposed to Bach's "Goldberg Variations"- music composed out of gratitude to the man it was named for.

*When water was treated with aromatic floral oils, the water crystals tended to mimic the shape of the original flower.

Sometimes, when we don't see the immediate results of our affirmations and or prayers, we think we have failed. But, as we learn through Masaru Emoto's photographs, that thought of failure itself becomes represented in the physical objects that surround us. Now that we have seen this, perhaps we can begin to realize that even when immediate results are invisible to the unaided human eye, they are still there. When we love our own bodies, they respond. When we send our love to the Earth, she responds.. For our own bodies at birth are more than 60 percent water, and the percentage of water in our bodies remains high throughout life (depending upon weight and body type). The earth's surface is more than 60 percent water as well.

From Dr Emoto's research we now know water is far from inanimate. It is actually alive and responsive to our every thought and emotion. Perhaps, having seen this, we can begin to really understand the awesome power that we possess, through choosing our thoughts and intentions wisely, so we can heal ourselves and the earth.

*From the SF admin* - A final thought.. When you learn about this subject, it makes you rethink concepts like Prayer, Holy Water, Saying Grace at dinner, etc.. I'm starting to realize that some aspects of organized Religion aren't as pointless as I once thought. If you think about it, Prayer actually can help people in many ways.. Holy water is merely water that has been anointed with 'sacred oils' and/or was BLESSED by a Priest.. The concept of 'Saying Grace' at dinner is understandable now too when you consider the fact that everything we consume has water in it. If we say we are thankful for it, I have no doubt that it effects the water in the food too. The concept of 'thanksgiving' actually came from the Native American tribes. When they killed an animal or harvest their food from the ground, they say prayers and they gave thanks in sacred ritual. This isn't just a Native American thing either, indigenous tribes all over the world do it too. Now, after learning about Dr Emoto's research, I'm starting to understand why.

Links with more info on the experiment:

Spirit Science: Water-
Emotos Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts
http://www.highexistence.com/water-experiment/

Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8

Power of Thought - A Quantum Perspective - By Kent Healy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeFuc-qFKoA

If in doubt, try the experiment yourself!
http://www.ehow.com/how_7394640_duplicate-masaru-emoto-experiment.html
The Amazing Power of Thoughts and Words Thoughts and speech effect our world far more than most people realize. Everything in our existence is made of energy, frequency and vibration. When you think or speak, you are effecting the world around you without even knowing it. Consider the research done by Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan.. Dr. Emoto has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. During the 90′s, Dr. Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable.. Some examples of his discoveries: *Water from clear mountain springs and streams had beautifully formed crystalline structures, while the crystals of polluted or stagnant water were deformed and distorted. *Distilled water exposed to classical music took delicate, symmetrical crystalline shapes. When water samples were bombarded with heavy metal music or labeled with negative words, or when negative thoughts and emotions were focused intentionally upon them, such as "Adolf Hitler", the water did not form crystals at all. Instead, it displayed chaotic, fragmented structures. *When the words "thank you" were taped to a bottle of distilled water, the frozen crystals had a similar shape to the crystals formed by water that had been exposed to Bach's "Goldberg Variations"- music composed out of gratitude to the man it was named for. *When water was treated with aromatic floral oils, the water crystals tended to mimic the shape of the original flower. "Sometimes, when we don't see the immediate results of our affirmations and or prayers, we think we have failed. But, as we learn through these experiments, that thought of failure itself becomes represented in the physical objects that surround us. Now that we have seen this, perhaps we can begin to realize that even when immediate results are invisible to the unaided human eye, they are still there. When we love our own bodies, they respond. When we send our love to the Earth, she responds.. For our own bodies at birth are more than 60 percent water, and the percentage of water in our bodies remains high throughout life (depending upon weight and body type). The earth's surface is more than 60 percent water as well. From this research we now know water is far from inanimate. It is actually responsive to our every thought and emotion. Perhaps, having seen this, we can begin to really understand the awesome power that we possess, through choosing our thoughts and intentions wisely, so we can heal ourselves and the earth." -Dr Emoto Links with more info on the experiment: Spirit Science: Water-<div id=
Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts http://www.highexistence.com/water-experiment/ Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto
Power of Thought - A Quantum Perspective - By Kent Healy
If in doubt, try the experiment yourself! http://www.ehow.com/how_7394640_duplicate-masaru-emoto-experiment.html">
Credit given to Lara Starr for this information shared on her FB page. I thought you guys would find it interesting :)
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Bleached dreads??


By DJ Gord, 2012-11-03
Does bleaching dreads hurt them in any way?
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Untitled


By Castaway J, 2012-11-01

since that this is really the only blog that i have..ever kept. why not.. .blog. man this last year...has been interesting looking back, you know how in the moment its boring as..you know its awesome to think that this last year dreading, my dreads have been veryimmature! ive read that dreadding naturally it is always forward progress. i think this to be true in more ways than just intended. i myself have been very immature. in more ways than i can care to count...sin sity...baby. what is it when you look at things coming your way as a test? do you give in or no to temptation? hmm if your one to learn from experience and lessons learned, not mistakes, then you understand.

ONE of the reasons i wanted to take the time today and write this blog is because of ideas and considerations i been kicking around the ol noggin for weeks now. i want to move, get out, get away, leave, start over, sever all ties...though that may never happen its still something ive been dreaming about for soooooo long now................before i dig deeper into that lets recap some of this last year.

last spring early summer i got to go do some real hiking and exploring, for about a month (i wish i had six to do the whole thing) i hiked a portion of theAppalachianTrail, or the AT. This experience opened my eyes further than ever befor, taught me a lot, and made me yearn to do MORE things for myself...not just for myself, but to listen to what my hearts telling me. (i want to say that thinking with ones heart is not the same as in the head)........for years "need to get out of here." has frequented my processes..i think its similar to people who move to a new city often, like you just have this itch in your bones telling you to MOVE. anyway..ive traveled everywhere in the lower 48s, everywhere, my favorite parts are the north west, washington and oregon or maybe even norcal, and the rockies. anywhere from montana (or north if i had passport) to northern new mexico its all amazing(even passt that..). driving cross country for a couple years thinking about this "move" ive narrowed it down to these general areas.

this idea..has resurfaced every day these last few wweeks because all i see in my future is a lot of the saaaaame..im just ready to move one and progress, just like my dreads are showing me they are. im assuming my mind will remain to be boggled by this mystery of ironic timing..theres more to say..but i can just hit the add post button once more :)

take care and love to all!

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Answering questions


By Rose, 2012-11-01

People notice my hair now lol. I must admit, I really don't like answering questions/explainingstuff. Buuut, I think now I have to.

Like... yesterday a girl asked me:

Do youbrushyour hair.

No.


Have you ever brushed your hair?

Of course.


Do you wash your hair?

Yes.


Why don't you brush your hair?

*shrug*


And that's mostly how all theconversationshave gone.

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But today someone asked me:

Do you want dreads?

Yes.


I was surprised. The whole class stopped. "How do you get dreads?", one girl called out. "They don't do anything to their hair", another girl answered. "So that's why you don't brush your hair?", the girl next to me asked. Everybody was asking some sort of question. The teacher made them shut up lol.

I REALLY don't like trying to explain this to people who have zero background knowledge. It's exhausting. Would it be rude to type something up explaining dreads and just let people read it when they ask me questions? Like... a pamphlet?

I really think it'snecessaryto explain this to people though. People need their questions answered!

At the end of class the girl next to me said "what a creative way to get dreads." Haha, I don't know about that :p

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poofy dread roots?!


By christian2, 2012-11-01

ok so im one month and one week in and my roots there..there..poofy as hell i guess thats my natural hair growing or what not but what do i do? when i headband my hair back i see how poofy it gets20121029_110102.jpgis this apart of the process? or should i start crocheting? and is there any way i can resection some?

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First time in 6 years


By Baba Fats, 2012-11-01

So I went to school this morning. And like all mornings, I took the train. I sat down in front of a male TSA agent. No big deal. The next stop, a woman TSA agent gets on, and says to the guy behind me that hey should sit together since they are going to the same place.

I didn't think anything of it. I just like to people-watch andeavesdrop.

Well, I rested my head against the back of the seat like you always do. Well, all of sudden the lady stats banging on the back of my seat. I turn around and she said that my hair was hanging into her space. Iapologizedand pulled it to hang over my shoulders (In the meantime, no it wasn't in her space. It was braced between my back and the backrest). I did notice that the woman was black. That will be more important later.

So here I go, minding my own business, when she taps my seat again. I lifted my head up a bit, but didn't turn around this time. A few seconds later she did it again. At the next stop, while people were getting off the train, she switched seats. The male TSA guy looked and me, an I at him. He waved his hand at me on the down low to tell me that I wasn't doing anything wrong. He must have seen the annoyance in my eyes.

So what happened here? I wasn't about to get into an argument about my locks on a crowded train with a cop. On the street, maybe. But not here. People were trying to sleep, study, work, etc...

Do you think she really had that much of an issue with my locks? Could it have been because I was a white guy with locks? I really don't know

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anyone have a good timeline?


By christian2, 2012-10-31

i have really knotty curly hair as you can see20121029_204310-1.jpgi was wondering is there any section of this website or does anyone with my kind of hair thats been dreading since short hair with the twist and rip / natural method have any timelines i can see? cause its not easy feeling good about the stages im going through without actually seeing someone that went through those stages succeed in them ya know? i just want to feel more secure about these stages that way a though in my head could tell me that its just a stage and there not just looking crazy ya knw? thanks! =D

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Volunteering


By Ashley Marz, 2012-10-30

So many of you may know this and some of you this will be news too. I was accepted on September 23th, 2012 to a volunteer program located in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India through an organization called Lha. In this community I will be tutoring Tibetan refugees as well as a variety of other tasks in the community. (I have included a couple pictures as well) They would need my help during December and January. Due to this quick arrival I have been working 12-14 hour days to try to come up with not

only the financial aspect but to possibly include materials that are not easy to come by in their community. So the reason for this letter I will be doing services like cleaning, dog walking, cooking, errands, car washing, snow removal to raise money for this purpose. If these services are not an interest to you but you are able to donate in any way to help with the volunteering fees for living and supplies that are needed at Lha a $1.00 or $2.00 any amount is appreciated. I dont want anyone to feel pressure to get a service done or to donate money, I out of all people understand how hard it is in the economy these days, trying to find just a second job is feeling nearly impossible. However, if you are unable to get a service done or donate money Lha is in need of many materials that maybe laying around your house as well like;

- Whiteboard Markers for the Language classrooms - Travel/Pen Drives for the Computer School - Containers of Hand Sanitizer for the Community Soup Kitchen - Used Laptops for the Computer School and our other community programs

As you all know I am not someone that asks for help, however, in the case it is a whole community that will be helpedSo there is no time for an ego. The reason I am so passionate about this is within the past couple years my life has had many rough challenges (which most of us do go through). Within this time I have come to understand that even when you feel you have nothing left, strength is given to you from the people around you, which allows you to connect with the strength within your heart you never knew you had. Through the people I have met and the love I was given I realized that my path in life will always be to serve others. I want our future to be a more loving community and I believe this starts with giving without expecting anything in return. I have become passionate about starting a nonprofit organization to help the youth understand love, when a 13 year old girl I know started talking in a negative way about herself (I swear this is all connected). This is something that is not new to us we all write if off as growing up, but the bullying, depression, violent expression is becoming more than I ever knew when I was growing up. I dont want to go into this too much (but if you want to read more about my plan its included in the notes section of my facebook page). A big part of this project will be volunteering; it will show the youth to giving love to those in need without expecting anything in return, and the positive aspect that healthy love will have to those that are surrounded. Through this opportunity with Lha, I will be able to photography, film and write down these experiences to share with others. I also would hopefully like to team up with Lha to start fundraising money here in our community to send the youth to volunteer aboard for free, to children that have never thought it was possible because of financial issues. If you know any friends or family members that would be interested in donating any amount as well please feel free to have them contact me. http://ashmaraum.tumblr.com/ (If you would like to donate online you can through my account on Tumblr, I will be updating you on the fundraising as well as the trip its self) The Total cost is $4170.00 So as you can see any $ amount donated or any items donated will help greatly. Thank you for taking the time to read this, it truly comes from my heart. Also if you have any other ideas on how to raise money please let me know. Take care. Love, Ash
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Shampoo


By Matthew7, 2012-10-30

Hi i just got myself some redken clean brew shampooit says its an anti grit shampoo that is supposed to get residue out of your hairdoesn'tsound so bad but it does have malt brewers yeast and orange zest in it. I have no clue if any of that would effect my hair.

If anybody has used or knows anything about this product or if any of the things in it are good/bad please let me know i would highlyappreciatedit

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