Devil & Angel
The depiction of an
Angel sitting on your shoulder, while on the other
sat a devil, all dressed in black, with horns and a menacing expression.
The devil would tell
you, it’s ok
for you to have that piece of cake, (knowing full well you’re looking to drop
40lbs.) go ahead.
Mean while the angel
is tugging at your other ear telling you, “Oh dear, now look what that devil
has gone and done, you tell your mind that you’re not listening.”
torn between the two, “Oh my, what to do? What to do.”
The dark energy could
be depicted as the mind, while the angelic one is speaking from the heart / soul.
In our Ethical
environment, listening to ones mind, the one that wants to take away your power to ride the waves of
truth, justice and the American way.
Where did that come
Its been almost three weeks since I’ve stopped using my tobacco blend.
There are moments
when an erg appears, my mind telling me, “it’s ok, one bowl of your pipe isn’t going
All the while the
angelic being is saying, “who’s the boss here anyway?”
I know the desire
will pass, weather I have the smoke or not.
So, the white night won again.
Telling my mind,
Consciousness is not
Cultural historian, William Irwin Thompson, describes any process of
initiation in three stages: (1) the illumination of one's darkness; (2) the
discovery of the edge of one's sanity; and (3) the defeat or mortification of
Relative to the
evolution of our species, William Irwin Thompson posits that: "The path of
initiation is a miniaturization and recapitulation of the entire evolutionary
saga of the soul's movement through space-time before we can go on to the next
level of evolution, we must go over in full consciousness the places we have
traveled in unconsciousness."
Money v Love
How many relationships ended on the grounds of;
you don’t make enough money, there’s never enough money to support our
What are you going to do about it.
Even with me working, there’s never enough, never!
Sure, having enough, having what you desire, having all the ‘toys’,
having, having, having.
Is this where happiness comes from?
Being you are reading this, I know for a fact that you’ve always been
taken care of.
You’re life might not look the way YOU want it to look. Yet, you are here.
You’ve made it this far.
You’ve created your life, you’ve invited others to join you on your adventure.
You continue to make the rules for your life.
Then in mid stream you want to change the rules.
Changing the rules is a good thing, make sure that the other people
that are playing your game knows that you want to change the rules,
And when the rules are spoken, making sure there’s agreement,
In the event there’s no agreement, then other rules would be the way to
Making sure you’ve got a ‘win, win’ situation.
If it’s not a win, win, then there’s no way there will be contentment,
When I was really young, when ever there was a disagreement,
there would be a
Or, inny, menny, miny, moe.
It was easy.
Look what we’ve created in our world today.
Can you see how the illusion has created so much
So much anger.
You found someone you wanted to spend the rest of your life with.
Remember, there’s no rule books on
Yes, there’s all kinds of communication
seminars, books, everything under the sun.
Yet, when it comes to ‘living’ with another, day in, day out.
There are situations that get under you skin. Words are spoken, you react to those
words. Then you find a way to respond.
Are you kind? Are you coming
from a loving place?
Giving yourself a time out is such a healthy
way of being.
When you find yourself angry. Instead of
blasting out of frustration.
Call a time out.
Weather its for an hour, or a few, take a
walk. Move your body.
Take a bath/shower. Whatever it
takes to calm down so you can speak from the foundation you set up at the
beginning of your relationship.
The foundation of
getting clarity within your heart is the first step.
When you’re clear with what you desire, then you can speak it in such a
that you’re partner can HEAR you.
Do you believe that people with unlimited funds are happier because
they can buy all the toys they want?
I don’t think so. Everything is
relative to each situation.
So, what ever you do
do it from your heart. Anger,
fear, frustration doesn’t make for kindness, doesn’t make for a happy soul.
Today is 4/offering
The first of March.
As I sit here writing this, I have five
dollars to my name.
Does it matter?
Rent is due, oh well.
In the past I would freak out.
Did it matter if I freaked out?
I’m here, I’m alive, breathing, I have a roof over my head, food to
eat, and most of all people who love me, and I love them.
I’ve been escorted out of places before.
I’ve camped, lived in trailers.
Lived in my van.
Happiness comes from within, all this stuff that piles up.
So much so that people use storage units to keep their stuff.
Most of it won’t ever be used again. Yet we’re such rat packs that the
thought of not having all this stuff is unthinkable.
I’ve been there, I know what it did to my heart, it hurt, all the time.
Then one day, I woke up, I knew that all this ‘stuff’ had to go.
So, it went, yeah.
The house I’m living in now, I love it, I love how sparse it is.
Feels like my old hippy days, pillows all over the place.
A few odd mismatched chairs.
Lots of candles.
Feels better than all the stuff I had before.
It’s all a process. First we
collect, then we remove.
We, (the collective we) are a strange lot.
When you know who you are, really know.
When you look in the mirror, and talk to yourself.
Acknowledge the beauty, the love, kindness, joy,
What else would you want?
A new pair of shoes.
You can only wear one pair at a time.
Share your love, share your joy, use it all up before you die.
- conductive to, marked by
or passed in pleasant companionship with one’s friends or associates
- inclined by nature to association or community life
with others of the same species
- safety, assurance, safeness
- firmness, soundness, stableness, steadiness, strength
- pledge 1, earnest,
pawn, token, warrant.
Three years ago I applied for social
Yeah, knowing that
this wouldn’t last long, I was taking responsibility towards myself.
This months check had
been decreased by over $200.00.
After being on the
phone for about an hour, finding that I couldn’t answer all six (6) questions,
they wouldn’t / couldn’t give me a
reason why this drop in my check.
I had to either find
this old address, or drive up to
It’s over a 100 mile
round trip drive, I’m not excited about this.
gets back home, he remembers the PO Box number that I had used.
The women I was
speaking with was so kind, I could feel how badly she was feeling.
She’d been given her
directions, and knowing that by bending the rules, she could loose her
The address that I
had back in ’07 was the one they had on file.
It was a P.O. box number that was
I was using it, not
knowing at that time where I wanted to live, where I was going to stay, all
this happened shortly after Ian passed.
I called back, again
waiting to speak with a live person.
My patients was
weaning really fast.
Listening to these
voices, pleasant they may be, I would rather speak with a real person, like it had been when I
was growing up.
Service was the mode
of that time, and I truly miss it.
When the live person
came on, it was the same wonderful lady I had spoken to the first time, a one in hundred
chance this would occur.
She tells me that
it’s the Medicare that was removed. I didn’t know I had Medicare.
These systems are
comin down, when they do, the sound of the crash will be deafening.
In the mean time
we’re still playin this game with
Oh, we need more!
No problem, we’ll print what ever you need.
What a joke, the only
ones that are laughing are the ‘fat cats’
Their pockets are so
full they can’t walk straight. They can’t look you in the eye because you would
know that every word coming from their mouth is an out and out lie. There’s not one ethical bone in any one of their bodies.
They live by a moral
code that doesn’t apply to ‘us’, we’re the lowly ones that does what we’re
Consume more goods,
Buy a bigger car,
Now that you’re in a
You’ve got to fill it
with more stuff.
I just got fired, the company went defunked.
I don’t have enough
savings to take care of this house, the cars, the kids,
This wasn’t supposed to happen.
We’re living the
THEY continue to feed
us ‘cake’. . .
I don’t want cake.
I won’t accept cake.
My life is fantastic,
because I SAY so.
You can take
everything away from me, will it make a difference in
My mind is there to
support my heart and soul.
My mind isn’t here to
destroy me. If and that’s a huge IF,
I allow my mind to
Prozac would be my
number one choice.
(I don’t know
anything about these, so I spoke the one that I had heard about.
y ears ago I made a statement about the
mind, here it is;
“the mind would rather see you dead, then be wrong.”
Do you know someone
that took their own life?
Can you see how that
persons mind told them this was the only way.
And that person listening to
their mind had them take their own life.
I took a bottle of
valium back in the 70’s, I really didn’t
want to check out, I was screaming for another way of being, of experiencing
what I needed, and I didn’t know at that time how to use words to request my
(Now I have the
words, and let me tell you how comforting it is to express all my needs with
words, comin from my heart.)
(and my passion, I’m very passionate about my life)
back to the mind, I’m so very clear about how
devious the mind is, how insidious it can be. . . who’s the boss here?
“Consciousness is not
That’s from sister Melanie
Moving into this
altered position, this state of ‘soul speak’, it’s like stepping into a new gym, finding where all the equipment is, where the weight room is.
Its slow at first, having your muscles
remember how they felt being strong.
After a while it
becomes second nature. You don’t need to think about it, its there.
When I lived in Ojai
I was going to the gym five sometimes six days a week.
When I started out, I
wanted to use the rowing machine,
The first time on it,
I rowed for eight minutes, I thought my heart was
going to jump out of my body.
Every other day I
rowed, every other day I used free weights.
By the end of the 3rd week, I was
rowing for an hour.
I would close my
eyes, and row, it was the most amazing meditation.
Now, I power walk,
everyday, Spirit and I. awesome.