By Mariah Mae Stone, 2014-12-23
I have had my dreadlocks for five months (in a few days)! I get super excited every time I look in the mirror They are changing a lot.
There's two dreads at the base of my neck that have sort of congo'dtogether without me noticing, so it's toolate toseparatethem. It's going to become a very thick dreadlock over time
My natural hair color is pretty much completely grown in, but the tips of my dreads are still very blond which caused a really cool affect on the color of my hair. It almost looks like I have highlighted dreads, but they all have some blond and mostly my darker brown color. I used to really hate my brown hair, and I would always dye it when I had regular hair. BUT ever since I've started the dreading process, I've learned to love my natural color. It makes me feel a lot better about myself too.
I'm still washing once a week with Dr. Bronners although I usually go a week and a half before I wash them now. I'm not sure if that is just because I'm more comfortable with my dreads, but I don't feel a need to wash more frequently. My scalp has only been itchy after I first started my dreads. Ever since the first two months have passed I haven't had any problems with that.
Also, I wanted to review the Lock Magic Locking Gel that I have purchased from one of this websites shops. I did get the scented one (I think it was called karma) and I really enjoy the way it smells and the way it makes my hair smell. It has really helped some of my loose hair start to lock together. I have been applying it once a day every few days, and I don't use very much of the product when I apply it. When I get up in the mornings I notice the loose hairs already knotting up where I applied the gel. I am very impressed with it, and I really love the way it makes my hair smell. AND the scent lasts for hours
Okay, now I'm just rambling.
Either way, I am so grateful for my experiences throughout my dreadlock journey and all of things I am learning along the way.
~Namaste, free spirits
By Mariah Mae Stone, 2014-11-25
By Mariah Mae Stone, 2014-08-27
So it's been a long time since I've been on this website. The main reason for this is I cut my first set of dreads out. I have accepted that this is okay because my life has changed so drastically within the past 2 years. I feel as if when I first had dreads, I hit a really low point in my life. I hadn't found who I really was yet, and I was caught up in the wrong crowd. I feel like I wasn't really myself, and so I cut my hair down to 1.5 inches. Now it has finally grown out to just below my shoulders, and I have begun my dreadlock journey. My boyfriend (of 2 years) is in full support of me growing dreads, my friends and co workers have more questions than I expected, but it leaves me with the opportunity to testify why I personally am growing dreadlocks, and why I have begun again with a fresh start. I really wanted the spiritual journey and enlightenment by dreading my hair. When I first had dreads, I used the backcomb method and I feel as if I wasn't going to get what I really wanted out of locking my hair. They are now left to neglect, and I already feel more myself. I feel more comfortable with myself. I feel like I'm finally me again.
Some other significant changes have been going on that may be part of why I feel so much happier, although I really feel like my dreadies are a big part of it. I have found my soul mate, and wee are currently living together in our own apartment, I got a kitten, I have gone through a handful of jobs and finally found one I can enjoy, and I feel like I'm finally taking responsibility of my life, and doing what makes ME happy. Not the people around me, not my parents, but me. Here's to the beginning of a new chapter in my life!
By Mariah Mae Stone, 2013-03-14
Hello beautiful people =]
I've never actually written a blog post so I've decided I'll just put a little bit about me on here.
I'm 17, I play the clarinet (among many other instruments)
Music is my passion, and my life.
I am in love.
I am young, and alive and free.
I strive to find love and beauty in everything I see.
I strive to fins inner peace and total happiness on our earth mother.
I love my life. And everyone and everything in it <3
Now to talk about a movie I saw a few nights ago with my boyfriend. It's called "Cloud Atlas" and I'll start by saying it opened my eyes. It's actually 6 individual stories that lace together in the end.
One of the quotes from the movie that really struck me was: "Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."
If I think about it, this statement is so truthful. I believe there is no better way to describe how our future's are born.
What I believe this movie was about is basically, love triumphs all. Past, present, and future. All the crap in life that can't be stopped, anything that could get you down, it doesn't matter at all. As The Beatles once said "All you need is love, love is all you need".
That love is something that reaches into the most intimate places of your being, and cannot exist without connecting with someone else. That love becomes something produced by the two of you, yet not belonging to either of you. It is a greater work of art than even a masterpiece composition.
Another quote that struck me from this movie was "I believe death is only a door. One closes, and another opens. If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening. And he would be waiting for me there."
By "he" in this quote, Sonmi-451 was referring to Hae-Joo Im, who becomes her lover in the end. This quote is exactly how I think of death. Only I imagine on the other side of that open door is a place better than we can only imagine. Some will call it heaven. I personally, will call it home.
Anyways, I recommend this movie to anyone! It's kind of long, and it jumps from story to story a bit but if you pay attention to the storyline, it all makes perfect sense in the end. If anyone else has seen the movie or read the book (I haven't read the book yet, but I will) please tell me what you thought about it =]
Peace and love to all.