Monday, July 28, 2014

Sound Healing

 




Jason and I learned about Sound Healing last week, including playing with Tibetan Singing Bowls, tuning forks and a digital tamboroa. They are seven tones of bowls made from seven different metals which are toned to the seven body chakras. You can put the bowls directly on the body and make them "sing" and it feels incredible. You can also use tuning forks to create an "electric" feel in the ankle by holding a fork to both sides of the ankle at the bony prominences. The digital tambura sets a tonal wave and allows you to tone your body or chakras to help open energy fields and release stagnant energies. It was very cool and I can't wait to learn more about all of it and to integrate it into my daily practice.









Thursday, July 17, 2014

I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind

I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me



"I Don't Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw

I don't need to be anything other
Than a prison guard's son
I don't need to be anything other
Than a specialist's son
I don't have to be anyone other
Than the birth of two souls in one
Part of where I'm going, is knowing where I'm coming from

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me

I'm surrounded by liars everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by imposters everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn
Am I the only one who noticed?
I can't be the only one who's learned!

Can I have everyone's attention please?
If you're not like this and that, you're gonna have to leave
I came from the mountain
The crust of creation
My whole situation-made from clay to stone
And now I'm telling everybody

I don't want to be

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Your Eyes

To Jason, thanks for putting up with me. I love you. You make me complete.



I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes

"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel



love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in your eyes

love, I don't like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Don't be afraid - You're only dreaming...

Antoher great song off the album Keep It Hid by Dan Auerbach.

It's a nice little lullaby for those of us with the restless sleep and crazy dreams.

When the night comes
And you lay by the one you love
The one who knows you and the things you do
When the night comes

Don't be afraid
You're only dreaming...

"When the Night Comes" by Dan Auerbach



When the night comes
And you lay your weary head to rest
No more trials, no more tests
When the night comes

When the night comes
You don't have to be afraid
Of any choice you made
When the night comes

Don't be afraid
You're only dreaming...

When the night comes
The headlines read
Whatever's in your dreams
When the night comes

When the night comes
And you lay by the one you love
The one who knows you and the things you do
When the night comes

Don't be afraid
You're only dreaming...

When the night comes...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Trouble Weighs a Ton - Dan Auerbach

If you like The Black Keys, you'll love the lead singer's - Dan Auerbach's - solo album Keep It Hid.

This is the first track on the ablum, "Trouble Weighs a Ton", and it's amazing.

Really speaks to the soul.



What's wrong, dear brother? Have you lost your faith?
Don't you remember a better place?
Needles and things, done you in
Like the setting sun
Oh, dear brother, trouble weighs a ton

What's wrong, dear sister? Did your world fall down?
Men misuse you and push you around
Same story dear, year after year
Pathetic men will run
Oh, dear sister, trouble weighs a ton

Trouble in the air
Trouble all I see
Does anybody care
Trouble killin' me
Whoa, it's killin' me

What's wrong, dear mother? Has your child disobeyed?
Left you hurtin' in so many ways
What once was sweet, the sorrow and greet
Cannot be undone
Oh, dear mother, trouble weighs a ton
Oh, dear mother, trouble weighs a ton


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CHANGE THE FOOD SYSTEM

Found this ad in a Green Living flyer. Couldn't have said it better myself.


Next time someone tells you genetically engineered crops, also known as GMOs, are needed to feed the world, ask them to furnish even a single reputable study that shows GMOs have reduced world hunger since they were introduced in 1996.

Today's GMOs are mainly used for ethanol fuel, animal feed, and processed junk foods. Those things don't feed the world.

Join us to learn about the myths and truths of GMOs and help us CHANGE THE FOOD SYSTEM.

www.gmofreeusa.org

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice which marks the longest day of the year.


The shadows will only be getting longer now.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Masters of War

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.


"Masters of War" performed by Eddie Vedder (written by Bob Dylan).  



Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain.

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion'
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud.

You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins.

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do.

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Into your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Happy Trails, Amos

There's going to be a lot of friendly faces and wagging tails at the Rainbow Bridge but for now it's another loss here on earth.

Many years ago, my parents decided to get a new dog. Dad always wanted a Boston Terrior so they got Annie when she was just a wee pup.

(Annie)

She was a handful from day 1. Mom and Dad knew this dog needed a playmate. So they got another Boston from another litter, but about the same age (just a wee pup).

(Amos)

Amos instantly became Annie's brother from another mother. Literally. For over a decade they've been inseparable.




Always her protector and best friend.


Amos lived hard and fast. He played harder than any other dog I've ever known. He's the only dog I've known to chase a squirrel and actually catch it! (Resulted in scratched corneas but he gave that squirrel the run of its life!)

Amos' last day with Annie was Monday June 2. Mom and Dad were with him and he's not in pain any longer.

Happy trails, Amos. You were a great pal and protector - we'll see you again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Short and Sweet

For Jdub. This was one of his favorites.
And sweet, sweet as a mountain stream
We'll look toward a new day breaking in the east
We'll meet as every future dream unfolds
And surely quality that is the very least
"Short and Sweet" by David Gilmore



"Short And Sweet"

You ask what is the quality of life?
Seeking to justify the part you play
And hide, fearing it incomplete
To try to make it any more or less than short and sweet

But short, short is from you to me
As close as we are wont to try to make it be
We're caught watching the dark in the sky
Who knows, helpless as time itself to hold the time of day

And you, you are a fantasy
A view from where you'd like to think the world should see
Be true and you will likely find
A few building a vision new and justice to our time

And we, we, the immoral men
We dare, naked and fearless in the elements
And free, carefree of tempting fate
Aware and holding off the moral nightmare at the gates

And sweet, sweet as a mountain stream
We'll look toward a new day breaking in the east
We'll meet as every future dream unfolds
And surely quality that is the very least