Haga clic para aquí traducir esta página en el español using FreeTranslation.com
We had a great time Saturday, at Archey Fest in Clinton. That's the Gozarks hospitality tent set up next to the Holley Mountain Airpark firetruck in the photo, below.
Yummy treats like cotton candy, abounded.
Neat things to do, such as a petting zoo, kept the little kids entertained.
And of course the place was prolific with teenagers, some of whom (such as the young lady, below, whose name is Shalom) happened to be mine!!!
We've come up with two possible names for the following photo, starring my daughter Shalom and my son Adam. The obvious, "Don't try this at home" (yeah, right... I mean who has a crane sitting in their back yard)!!! And the less obvious, "Hey sis, would you tie my shoe?"
The photo at left of Johnny Appleby (proprietor of Moment of Light Photography and photo-journalist with the Van Buren County Democrat) is kind-of a tribute to all of us who wear several hats and often work long hours simply because we love our community and take great pride in seeing it shine.
Getting our ducks in
And of course, to the naked eye, there is no tangible evidence that anything whatsoever has factually "happened." Yet think about this:
There are, right now, literally millions of people who "believe" that some kind of significant turning point occurred last week. These people "believe" that a "new and better" world is on the horizon, within our grasp, and that this "change" is being made manifest slowly but steadily, over the course of millions upon millions of individual human interactions that are happening now, right this minute, and will continue to happen over the course of the next 7 years 356 days.
And that essentially what these folks are saying is, hey guys, it's up to us!!! We -- as in ALL of us -- have got to lead the way with the collaborative co-creation of this new and improved version of reality. And to do this, two things have got to happen:
#1 -- We've got to STOP doing things that are the antithesis of what we "say" we want.
#2 -- We've got to seek out and redress the "root causes" of what we believe is "wrong," determined to "make things right" from the inside >> out.
And I know that many folks today "say" that they subscribe to these principles. Yet as I look around at what the world presently offers, it is self-evident that we've got a ways to go. And I sincerely believe that a huge part of redressing this overall issue -- that is, a huge part of "having a world that works for everyone" -- is our own simple liberation to the idea that we have the potency and potential to "make it so."
I further believe that we are dealing with this present (and highly destructive) spectrum of reality primarily because far too many of us seem to be so "distanced" from the idea of "self-accountability."
That is, it seems to me that we have been
"role modeled" into inadvertently adopting the irresponsible attitudes
that were inculcated to us by the rigidly authoritarian systems of
our public schools and by the fashionably self-serving "anything for a
dollar" marketplace predisposition of today's economy. And that, in
light of this, we are in many ways as incapable to see the forest for
the trees as is a truly drowning person incapable to swim.
I have witnessed this -- what I would call an abysmal lack of character -- with one specific item in particular, which has to do with the (apparently) far reaching ignorance about (and thus lack of accountability to) what could be rightly called "a citizen's duty to honor and uphold the The Constitution of the United States of America," aka: The Greatest Law of the Land.
Yet we "say" that we are a people who assert democratic self-governance throughout our republic.
Obviously, both things cannot be true. And when all else fails as a measure of accountability, simply check the (good/bad) dimensions of (physical) reality that presently exist in your (day-to-day) homeland.
Then contrast these alongside those of the known universe.
Does it look like everything is in perfect balance and harmony to you?
Anyway, consider this a lead-in to the thoughts I'll be sharing more of over coming weeks, all of which are being offered as something of a "countdown manual" for those of us who "choose to believe" that 7 years 356 days from now we will have, by virtue of working together, made Planet Earth a joyously marvelous mega-community of culturally micro-cosmic family-centric homes, thriving amidst a landscape of healthy-well being, all sprawled across the face of a peaceful and fruitful land.
Now, for the second half of today's installment, take a look at this little happy earth project that is bubbling up in Conway, Arkansas. Then consider, how would you like to get involved...???
T-minus 7 years 356 days, and counting....
Venus in Transit...
Thus on June 8th at 11.00-11.15 am GMT-time (London) -- that is 6:00am Arkansas time (adjusted for Daylight Savings Time) -- a simultaneous prayer of "love for oneness" will be uttered by an uncountable number of people, representative of all conceivable faiths and walks of life, all around the world.
Joining in this act of transcendental meditation is simple. Pause from whatever you may be doing and say a heartfelt prayer. Then stand firm in the belief that the "perfect world" you envision will -- by the coupling act of divine grace and human magic -- be made manifest in the course of the coming eight years.
Given you take such things seriously -- or even if you don't, but figure, "heck, it's worth a shot" -- one question you might want to respectfully answer is "What, exactly, do I pray for?"
The truth is that this is something that only YOU can decide. And that the only true answer is the one you find in your heart. However...
If you're like most of us, you may wonder what other people will be praying about and, in response to this question, I offer the following (which came to me, and thus to you, via our dear friend Nelson, to who we extend a plethora of thanks).
Transmuting mass consciousness
It is filled with the vibrations of all humanity's history, including those of the six billion people who are alive now.
This vibrant energy resonates with care and
love, creativity and generosity. There are also energetic auras
connected to money, sex and power and morphogenetic fields of cruelty,
anger, greed, manipulation, fear and all the rest.
It is wise to assess how you are influenced
by the stuff that you do not see; to be realistic about the fact that
your own moods -- most especially the ones you keep tucked secretly away
and may even deny -- are attracting and creating more of the same.
Energetically, however, the moment you start to do this, you magnetize the situation. The activity of worrying creates distressing atmospheres. Worry is depressing and provokes fear, and fear always makes things worse.
Thus as soon as you regain equilibrium, it advisable to confirm an aura of confidence and optimism. Consider the very real consequences of magnetizing depressive energy and choose to guide your thoughts in a more appealing direction – not just for your sake, but also for the sake of others.
Also, when you look at the world and see terrible things happening, ask yourself "What do these situations need?"
Certainly, they do not need vibrations of
distress, pessimism, anguish and worry. Energetically that makes the
situation worse. Crisis, conflict and distress need love, acceptance,
warm humor, playfulness, support, empathy, compassion and creative
He has his own need for the situation to be
resolved because that will make him feel better. He is, in fact,
radiating neediness – a need for peace. And "neediness" is just
another polarity that creates reaction and discomfort in everyone's
This is why conflict must be handled
delicately. Remember, you are not dealing just with the individual
person but also endeavoring to calm the wave fields of fury, prohibiting
these from pouring into an already stressful situation.
As always, I'm wishing all of us a life worth living, filled with all those things we prefer, desire, wholeheartedly celebrate and richly deserve to enjoy.
Hey! Come visit us at SassafrasWilds!!!
Say hello to Gozarks Website Development & Internet Marketing Clients: