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I thought this was worth sharing as we all wonder why the world we live in can be so hard at times ~ this guy seems to have an idea on the subject. My idea is to create your own Heaven on earth and live the principal of “be kind to all living things including yourself”
Knowledge is the road to understanding.
Peace on Earth starts with you.
And as a wise man once said “be in the world not of the world”
which simple means ~ don’t do what they are doing ~ do what you do and be a good example to those around you
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Emerging from the Dark Daze,
By Bill Chisholm
Warning! Dark Daze Ahead, Behind and In Between. Needless to say we are living in some pretty chaotic times, much of the turbulence caused by our dwelling in the dark daze of unconsciousness, of disconnect from reality, disconnect from Nature. Dark, the absence of Light and Daze, a foggy state of consciousness, where one can’t see or think clearly. That combination of things means we are really stumbling in the dark, falling all over ourselves, upsetting everything around us. We’ve been in the Dark Daze, since the time of Adam and Eve, or when man was given the idea he was the center of the Universe. The Dark Daze intensified with the industrial revolution and grew to its ultimate disconnect from Nature following World War II to the present..
Like the Earth’s tectonic plates shifting, releasing the tension between competing forces a similar experience is happening on the Cosmic plane, where plates of consciousness are clashing with each other. If you embrace the interpretation of the Mayan Calendar that says these are the times wherein Integrity replaces Power as the model of human consciousness; then what we are experiencing are the quakes and shakes of those two ways of being transitioning . Military and economic power is a deluded state of being; it is a false, albeit destructive form of power. It is transitory and will fade away. Obsession with Power is the ultimate Dark Daze, an unenlightened way of being. Integrity implies quite the opposite, an enlightened and conscious way of being where in one’s actions mirror the awareness of connectedness, of the unity of all things. Integrity implies respect, Power lacks that virtue.
The good news is that the dark days of the Dark Daze are coming to an end. Greed, arrogance and willful ignorance, the hallmark of Power, of the Dark Daze are fading as the Light of Integrity shines on them. The structures and institutions that embody them are coming apart at the seams. They are not sustainable; they are collapsing of their own ineptitude, their irrelevancy in the evolution of human consciousness. Economic and political structures are starting to unravel. They have brought about much pain, anguish and destruction during their lifetime and could bring about more during their demise. They will not give way easily. A shaman warned me to stand back as these dark dragons go through their death throes.
For those who don’t get caught in the fear and drama of the Dark Daze and are willing to bring light to bear on the darkness, they can help facilitate a quicker transition to the age of Integrity. It is not an “if” the transition from the paradigm of Power to Integrity will happen; it is just a matter of how dark and painful it will be before things lighten up. The more and the tighter we hang on to old structures and beliefs, the harder it will be. The longer we allow the illusion of “externalities” to be accepted as standard operating procedure the longer it will take and the longer it takes the more challenging will be the process. Externalities are the impacts of our actions that we are not willing to accept responsibility for.
Integrity implies respect, responsibility and reciprocity. Those three Rs are the road out of the dark days of the Dark Daze. Respect of all beings, taking responsibility for the impact of our actions and reciprocity, recognition of the importance of giving back. Emerging from the Dark Daze is not a top down operation. Integrity need become the norm at every level of human interaction, with each other and the rest of Nature. Like giving birth it is going to be a bit painful as power gives way to integrity, as the dark gives way to the light. As Eckhart Tolle reminds us, it is important to remain present in the Now, to remember that the light and the dark are part of the whole. Don’t fight power with power, diffuse it with integrity and love.
The transition, this emergence from the dark daze, will at times be intense. We as individuals may be confronted with fear, with anger and even hate from the fearful. In dealing with those situations, first and foremost remember to breathe; it is the breath, the prana, the sacred life force that will get you through. Breathe deep into the center of your Being and focus on the Light, not the Dark. Hold on to your Integrity, your Light, it is the most powerful tool at your disposal. Know that things may get more chaotic before they get better, but the more we incorporate integrity into our lives, the sooner calm will prevail. Remember to hate the sin, but love the sinner.
While there certainly are lots of dark clouds out there, there is also a great deal of light. People are waking up; they are reconnecting with each other and with Nature. The local food movement around the world is perhaps the most obvious sign of a shift away from power toward integrity. It is at the level of food, that we are most connected to the Earth. There has been serious disconnect in that relationship as it came under the influence of those obsessed with power, but it is shifting back. Feed yourself, feed your neighbor, feed the Earth; that is reciprocity.
Be thankful and full of thanks, demand integrity from yourself and from those around you.
We are emerging from the Dark Daze.
THE PARROT FLOWER
This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower. Prepare to be amazed:
THE VERY RARE PARROT FLOWER.
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I hope this was of some help
Love & Light emerald-fairy Lynn
Facts Of Life In The 1500′s
Next time you are washing your hands and complain because the
water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how
things used to be…….in the “good old days”!
Here are some facts about life in the 1500′s:
1) Most people got married in June because they took their
yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June.
However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a
bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of
the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all
the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children – last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you
could actually lose someone in it – hence the saying,
“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”
2) Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw, piled high, with no
wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm,
so all the dogs, cats and other small animals (mice rats, and
bugs), lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and
sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof-hence the
saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
3) There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other
droppings could really mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a
bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some
protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.
4) The floor was dirt.
Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying “dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get
slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh on the
floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they
kept adding more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the
entry way-hence, a “thresh hold.”
5) They cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung
over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to
the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.
They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot
to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.
Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been there for quite
a while-hence the rhyme, “peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold,
peas porridge in the pot nine days old.”
6) Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their
bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man “could
bring home the bacon.”
They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all
sit around and “chew the fat.”
7) Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with a high acid content caused some of the lead to leach
onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened
most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so,
tomatoes were considered poisonous.
(8) Most people did not have pewter plates, but had trenchers, a
piece of wood with the middle scooped out like a bowl. Often
trenchers were made from stale paysan bread which was so old and hard that they could use them for quite some time. Trenchers were never washed and a lot of times worms and mold got into the wood and old bread. After eating off wormy moldy
trenchers, one would get “trench mouth.”
9) Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the
middle, and guests got the top, or “upper crust.”
10) Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey.
The combination would some times knock them out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up-hence the custom of holding a “wake.”
11) England is old and small and they started out running out of
places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would
take the bones to a “bone-house” and reuse the grave. When
reopening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to
have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been
burying people alive. So they thought they would tie a string
on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up
through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to
sit out in the graveyard all night (the “graveyard shift”) to
listen for the bell; thus, someone could be “saved by the bell”
or was considered a “dead ringer.”