Sending out some Solstice blessings, felicitations, and big ups to all who come here, all beings known and unknown, of all forms and formless, in this precious world.
Whether one thinks of this moment in astrological terms, as a primitive religious concept, a designated celebratory date of the 'evil ones', or just another day of no consequence, you might just, with a little research, be able to grasp the auspiciousness of a marked turning-point in one of the major cycles of motion taking place perpetually in our reality matrix of intimately-connected-movement-and-time, an unceasing, defining quality of all that exists. Nothing stands still. All is in motion. And everything is turning. It's where we live.
Today is when the time-keeping clock-hands of the Sun-Earth story-dance cycle strike midnight.
What's not to love?....and celebrate?
This 'year'! This one that just went by....I think the most difficult, personally, of all in my lifetime. Certainly the most stressful, the most mind-wracking, the most crazy-making, and the most faith-testing of any I can remember.
And the last 4 days of this one were the most intense testing ones of the whole year!!!
Only on this very day - Solstice 2014 - was my mind and remembered self restored fully.
I feel I can begin again. With certainty of grace and protection renewed. It's been one helluva ride, once again, that terrifying solo descent into and back out of the underworld.
I'm not alone here, am I right?
Today's newsflash is: there are angels, in the purest sense, located closer than breath, that are unceasing in their support and protection. Yeah, we freely make those 'choices', for better or worse....Yet one could even say the angels are us.
Divine work is going on on unimaginable levels and scope. And we, ourselves, are affecting vast numbers of life-forms with every prayer, thought, word, and action, though most of it remains invisible to our mundane awareness. We are not powerless, though we have been made to believe so.
I will say that I am intimately aware of a number of embodied angelic beings with whom I have had encounters in this life, and who continue doing what they do and check-in occasionally (heh). I will not name, describe, nor say any more on this here.
With an open heart and love-expanding perseverance you will meet similar ones in resonance with your own needs. This is assured, though it may seem to take forever.
Now it's 8 hours into the new cycle, and another certainty is that we don't know what will happen next, but let's join in collectively dropping fear, and embracing the unknown in this moment and knowing that Love is the strongest thing in the universe.
Enjoy the following, put up on this very auspicious day itself - 12/21/14
OK, well...here's a bonus - the debate rages, between the lovers and the scientists...is it tortoise altruism or not, respectively?
You decide (grin).
Monday, December 15, 2014
By Sukumaran C. V
13 December, 2014 Countercurrents.org
"Now he has published a wonderful book in Malayalam titled Kaadine Chennu Thodumbole (When we Touch the Forest).
Naseer, who can rightly be called the Rachel Carson of Kerala, says in the book: "Everything should change and change is needed for everything. But the only thing that should not be changed is forest. I don't know how we can call those who kill trees and mountains and marshes humans…."
In his long years of forest life, he has encountered almost all animals and reptiles, in the wild, face to face. But no animal (the carnivore or herbivore) or reptile has ever attacked him. He says that the wild animals can perfectly differentiate the humans who are their friends, who see them with reverence from those who come to kill them, who see them as something dangerous. “If the wild animals come just in front of us and if we reach very close to them, it is because of an intimate language, the language of heart, which is recognized by both the photographer and the photographed animals. We commit grave mistake when we consider it as adventure.”
All photos by N. A. Naseer
|White Buffalo (Gaur) Calf|
Posted by bholanath at 9:16 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
There's a great article I'd like to share today about the emotional life of bees, and that is the sort of thing which I would always prefer to post in this space, but unfortunately there is a bit more of this little problem of all-pervading bullshit on the internet....
I know almost nobody reads my scribbling rantings, and I seem to have run out of things to say these days. I may have had some relevant, maybe even original, things to say in the past, and I was doing this for certain reasons, but I find now I can do no more than just repeat things I have written way too many times already, and I will probably only continue this blogspace with linking other writers and bloggers who have much more original things to say and are more articulate in getting crucial information across.
Here is one rant that you shouldn't miss.
See, this morning I had to bust a forum/blog because one of the admins posted a fake article from a fake "news" site regarding an environmental issue in the Amazon. He answered that "he had no idea the site was fake". It took me about 2 seconds to determine that the article and site linked was fake. Who the fuck are these people? I don't think they are even real in the identities that they project online. I believe there is a huge amount of this covert misdirection going on in these "open", "free", "truthseeking", "progressive" sites and blogs. Readers now have to be extremely vigilant and investigate what appears to be the above. The 'alternative' web is now way worse than mainstream media and way more voluminous.
The above mentioned forum is closely associated with the wacko JimStone. He's the guy who posts shit like 'the 43 student-teachers murdered and incinerated in Mexico were communist thugs', and then this and more of his crap is picked up by VT, Rense, Truthseeker, and others. Then you get the shit about the fake 'oathkeepers' who claim all the protesters are "communists and muslims". It beats the crap outta me why anyone would want to be associated with these conscienceless and totally compromised characters with all the horseshit right-wing mind-fuckery that they push. These assholes, posing as 'alternatives to fascist mouthpieces'/'exposers of evil'/'supporters of culture' should all be incarcerated at the very minimum. A good portion naturally have spook or military 'backgrounds' too, duh.
Nobody, in this day and age, with a strong such 'background' should be trusted as far as you can throw them. This is called "authoritarian follower" syndrome. It is a subset/symptom of WETIKO, plain and simple, hello. Actually they are equivalent. And it's not just limited, obviously, to the males with their hyper-masculinity cop-and-military 'culture', but includes the women who are attracted to those in uniforms of brutality.
The western world, and indeed the entire world, is now full of these 'adult children' posing as adults. But let's not gloss over the fact that amerikka truly leads the way in being the most evil collectivity/empire ever to exist in the last 9000 years. One good thing is that there's no racism or misogyny - just ask
We still have no idea how anything like that might possibly come about, short of a 'miracle'. But, miracles do happen. Our own lives can attest to that.
I still don't know if I even want to continue keeping this site alive, but I do acknowledge that, even if those un-compromised are a tiny minority, they have done and continue to do great work and service. I would include, among others, the previously linked Timster, A Peasant, Nina, Chris Floyd, 'willyloman', KulturCritic, easyidler, R. Sauder, Desdemona, Aang, Vivek, DublinMick, Zoner, and probably others I'm forgetting right now. These lovely folks have truly been an inspiration and comfort these past years. 108 thanks and praises!
Please read this fascinating study about the bee situation. It is not the usual or like what we're all familiar with.
THE SORROW OF BEES
Musical break - "there will be an answer...."
Posted by bholanath at 4:47 PM
Thursday, December 4, 2014
|Ramana & his devotee Lakshmi|
If that vile imaginary-entity-propitiation shit happens again in 5 years, I'm gonna sign up for the full human extinction program.
It be waaaay past time for shit-canning those sentient-being sacrifices for propitiating ANY "gods". Not to assume the non-existence of gods/goddesses/angels/elementals, but, hey, a real goddess', say Mother Earth's, absolute LAST desire would be some kinda pointless, sicko death ritual of Her beautiful animal children. Beauty, on the other hand, is always the preferred offering in every situation.
I brought that thing up because I was tracking it 5 years ago, trying to get the word out, especially within the India-phile communities. I was horrified then because throughout all the years in India the water buffalo was my most loved animal - so gentle, shy, sensitive, beautiful in form and motion, lovely to swim with in the river, I was always drawn to their intelligent and humble gaze of their pretty eyes surrounded by the longest eyelashes ever seen. A wonderful feel to their skin. To me, they were as "holy" as anything else there walking, flying, swimming, or rooted. Still feeling a heavy heart.
Been one helluva week here in ol' usa. Mostly I feel speechless. Nuthin' new, been this way as far back as I can remember. Guess a lot of folks younger than I think this is a recent development. The post-racial thing, and all that. Just a matter of diversity-fatigue. I have nothing to say; it's all been said too many times before with less than agreeable reception. Fuck it.
My only point here today is to share the words, and the vibe, of this gentleman - a man who takes responsibility for his knowledge, position, and all that he is connected to. In 1975, Frank T'Seleie was Dene chief in Canada's Northwest Territories, university-educated and in his 20s.
1975 PIPELINE INQUIRY - CBC ARCHIVES
Posted by bholanath at 7:26 PM