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Be Your Own Architect

A big sign of personal growth is realizing that you are dealing with things in your life better than you used to, but realizing this only after the situation occurs or at least much further into it. (As opposed to actively having to figure out how to mentally handle every new thing at its start.)

When you work hard enough to be a better, kinder, more centered you, eventually it comes more easily.

I don’t just write about trying to live a better, more positive, freer, karma friendly life. I try to live it to the best of my own abilities. I’ve spent so much time, focusing on getting rid of negative thoughts, working towards better karma, happiness, and overall balance, that I can now do things that would have been much more challenging in the past, often without even thinking about them. I just start innately doing the best possible thing. Whether it’s being kind to people I’ve have issues with in the past or dealing with the big stuff life throws my way that I can’t control with as much grace and dignity as possible. (I’ve also seen a remarkable shift in my stress levels lowering.)

Be your own Architect, build your self up to be centered, clam and kind. Negativity is easy, but it will never very make you the best you can be.

 

-Star

Animals Understand. Why can’t We?

Even my cats understand that water is life.

I have one cat that will literally drink water from anything…a bowl, the sink, the toilet if you let him, even the snow off your shoes. Animals understand the importance of natural resources. (My cats even cherish every box and bag made from every tree we destroy.)

We know that we are made up of mostly water, we know we need it to survive, but we forget how important it is anyways. We start to filter our water at home for freshness or we buy from fresher sources overseas where it is yet untainted and all this as we continuously destroy the resources around us, in the name of money and progress. Water is life if we destroy our water sources we destroy ourselves.

We think of karma in terms of how we treat each other. Karma is also determined by how we treat Mother Earth.

Mother Earth is precious. Water is Life.

-Star

Mental Blocks, Meditation, and Imagery.

I’ve spent the last few days trying to writing something, anything, with little results. There is this unsteadying feeling in the air and in the world at large. I feel like a Jenga tower, with some of the pieces half way pushed out, and I’m trying to suck them back in.

I’ve been pondering cognitive distance and in which, if any ways, that it might relate to me. I am trying to understand things based on what I’ve experienced and trying to interpret conflicting information that is being thrown my way.  It is exhaustive sorting it all out.

I tried to meditate myself out of my funk last night, and it was an intense experience of warm energy entwined with similar images repeating over and over again in my mind. First I was thinking about a wooden block with tar dripping off it, then a large log with the same thing happening and finally, I was imaging I was a tree with tar dripping off me and onto the ground and dissolving like acid and dispearing. Maybe it was mental attempt to remove the negative energy that keeps trying to attach itself to me. I’m still not sure.

I just hope I find a remedy to whatever it is that is troubling me and keeping me from writing serious content soon.

-Star

Imbolc

opular time to hold initiation rituals, through its association with purification and new beginnings. Symbols of Imbolc include corn and wheat, sun wheels, or decorated ploughs to celebrate the beginning of the agricultural year. Traditionally, corn or grain dollies, representing Brigid, were fashioned from stalks of grain and sometimes placed in a bed or basket with white flower bedding. Brigid’s Crosses were made from wheat stalks or rushes, and hung in the house or exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming y

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Understanding the Gray in Good vs. Evil.

Two Questions:

  1. A mother kills her infant, she does so on purpose. Should she be punished?
  2. A mother kills her infant, she does so on purpose. She does so because her infant is crying, and her village has been attacked if she does not smother the child many more lives than that one life will be lost. Should she still be punished?

Many people will answer the first question. Yes, she needs to be punished without a doubt, there is no gray area in it. Yet we did not take the time to ask more questions, we not take the time to understand, and we were quick to judge. If we asked more questions, we might see that even something like taking another’s life is not always exclusively good or evil. Some choices are so hard, no one should have to make the. Yet, people have to make hard choices for themselves and their families, sometimes often.  We should strive to be patient and understanding of their struggles, if even if believe we would have made a different choice in the same situation. Even if their choice is against our personal outlook. (Unless it is directly causing harm (especially without good reason) to us or others.)

We were not put on this world to judge one another. We are here to learn from and understand each other and evolve from those experiences.

-Star

 

Off Kilter

Yesterday was a completely off-kilter, unbalanced day. I couldn’t seem to do anything without tripping myself up, there seemed to be chaos buzzing in the air. I ended up putting the Nawang Khechog station on at work to focus.

( Nawang is a wonderful  Tibetan flute player and composer.)

I know some of us will do anything to protect ourselves from chaos and negative energy. We all have our own rituals, whether  mental or  physical. (Even if it’s just that morning cup of coffee.) Personally, I love some good sage.  I love the smell of it when it burns, and it reminds me to be centered, balance and serves as a sort of psychic protection.

Does anyone else have any rituals daily of otherwise, they used to ready themselves for the day and whatever it might throw at them?

“Only the Sith deal in absolutes.” -Obi-Wan

Today I had someone online, a friend of a friend, end their response to an earnest inquiry I made with telling me if I wasn’t helping people who are being actively oppressed then I was the oppressor. That neutrally doesn’t exist. (We are going to come back to the way I see this as untruth, in my personal case.)

“If you are not helping the oppressed you are the oppressor,” gives me flashbacks to my youth and “If your not part of the solution your part of the problem.” Different words meaning basically the same thing.

Every situation in this world is a matter of perspective with both or all sides thinking they are right.

When Obi-Wan said,”Only the Sith deal in absolutes,” this is actually a hypocritical statement. The statement in itself is an absolute, which would make him Sith. Telling someone if they are not on your side they are on the enemy’s side is an absolute, and we can not have balance our world or in our lives living in absolutes or imposing them on other people.

Now this person writing to me didn’t know me personally. I am a peaceful, pacifist, queer, pagan, who does not identify with either major American party and am the last person to be an oppressor. It is both possible and okay for me to not take sides on an issue when I am searching for facts  and questioning everything before I decide how I feel. I do have causes that I support, where I feel like I have enough information and I feel like a group of people is being oppressed and I need to stand by them. (I’ve stood on the side of the Water Protectors in whatever ways I can.) Perhaps, I could see that person’s statement holding validity if I stood by and did nothing, and wasn’t looking for information to form my opinion, which isn’t the case.

If I am not standing on the side of people you think are being oppressed, it’s not for lack of empathy or  compassion,  I’m just working through the mounds of information, misinformation, and hate before I can take a stance. I need to understand before I can stand up. If that makes some people label me as something I am not, so be it. I know I am a kind-heart amazing, human being made up of understanding, compassion, emotions and logic, no one can take that from me.

-Star