Prophecy

The bells ring aloud for all to hear;
Calling the far and near, strangers and dear.

The fateful & faithful gather to class & mass,
All sitting neatly together in rows en masse.
Listening to the teachers & preachers profess;
By words of professors & prophets they impress.

“Repeat well what you have been told in school,
or you shall surely suffer the fate of a fool!”

“Have the utmost faith in everything that I tell,
or all that awaits are the fiery depths of hell!”

…And the bells keep on ringing…

Courage

Courage is to still dare to speak and sing,
when anxiety swells the throat like a bee sting.

Courage is to sustain deep respect for life,
even in times when it appears only rife with strife.

Courage is to bear the integrity of the wise;
no less so when truth is accused of being lies.

Courage is a choice that requires to be made,
often in defiance of all considerations weighed.

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ” ― C.S. Lewis

Dirt

Virtually anything can be labeled as dirty; minds, thoughts, feelings, actions, behaviours, objects and beings.

So what is this mysterious omnipresent property that we call “dirt”? Say it out loud: D(the) IRT(earth). Also, in the Latin languages, from which nearly 60% of the English language is derived from, d’/de means “from or of”. In essence, something (from/of) Earth(ly).

While dirty might occasionally have a positive meaning, mainly due to being “raw”, it is overwhelmingly considered as something bad and to be avoided.

This is part of what Chris (Darren) Deojee (YouTube channel) refers to as “the alien mind” in his works;

I have found most Westerners have an alien mind: a visitor, firmly embedded in them. How do you know if this is you? Here are some questions that will quickly reveal the case: 

Do you 

A: like to visit nature (as compared to seamlessly experiencing yourself AS nature).

B: refer to ‘indigenous people’ without referring to yourself?

C: view the ‘earth’ (mud/soil etc) as being ‘dirty,’ or to be avoided, or not trodden on without ‘footwear’.

Where is one speaking/thinking from if this is the case?

These are not the behaviours of a native entity to this planet. I am NOT saying ‘an actual alien is in you’. I AM saying that your mind IS behaving like a visitor, a disembodied observer, an ‘alien’, if the above is true for you.”

More indepth here: http://www.masterdeojee.com/do-you-have-alien-mind-a-visitor-in-you/

Potential

Many are the unformed paths that lay ahead;
Raw potential shaped by the way we thread.

The fearful routes offer the promise of dimished resistance,
At the price of an even less meaningful existence.

The roads less travelled call to the brave at heart;
A journey where peril and growth are never far apart.

Life deeply yearns for our wilful participation,
Awaiting our choices with great anticipation.

Being Like Music

Music is something that defines humanity and is held in the highest regard, virtually anywhere and everywhere. Why is it so and what use is there in knowing that?

I believe it is because it affects us on all levels of being simultaneously. The building blocks of music are much like a spoken language and also highly mathematical in nature, which, consciously or unconsciously, appeals to the rational mind that craves for harmony and order.

For that it come alive, however, it needs emotional infusion. Whether it be by joy, sorrow, anger or love, something is born which both the performers and those who hear it can partake in and expand upon.

Still even more fundamentally, it connects, through the beats, rhythm and vibration, with our physical bodies, creating movement as if synchronising with our own heartbeat and grounding the experience.

Together, all of this has the potential to create what one might call a spiritual experience; weaving all aspects of being into a harmonious event that is greater than the sum of its parts. Everything is spiritual in essence, but without context and purpose something becomes mundane.

By studying and understanding something that so obviously works, we just might figure out how to apply its principles to other forms of communication and action, so that we might reach ourselves and others in an equally effective manner.

Life Loves You

Invite Wisdom to be your companion and guide;
with such an ally Heart, Mind and Action become unified.
Seek out Courage to find your own path and to go all the way;
this is a friend who will sustain you even as you wander astray.
Embrace the Wilful Service of that which you know to be True,
thus you can recall what you always knew: Life Loves You!

The Parallel

For better or worse, commerce is an integral part of society, but it also serves as a useful metaphor for life itself; We either pay upfront or we pay later, with interest and often hidden costs. To a parent this hopefully becomes a(p)parent sooner rather than later. We might say that children steal our present freedom through the care and attention that they require for proper development, and there is something to that.
 
But if we believe that the potential of life is greater than what is currently manifested, than that burden must be carried now. Our own evolution is deeply intertwined with that of the coming generations. Sacrifice is either made when necessitated or manyfold later, and perhaps too late then, by all parts involved.
 
In summary, the price for a meaningful life is either the responsibility we bear towards the realisation of it or by the torment of it’s absence, which exponentially grows into a black hole of despair and resentment.

Life

You marvel at the mystery that is Life;
beholding endless beauty, yet so much strife.

You declare your love for everyone to know,
yet remain so fearful to let it truly show.

You deeply feel what it is all about,
nonetheless you are clouded by such doubt.

You are the dreamer that is lost in dreams,
where reality is not quite what it seems.

You inevitably wonder if it is all a grand mistake;
still a whisper echoes within: “it is for your sake”.

Gluten Free Vegan Pizza

veganpizza

Our favourite home-made pizza!

Free from: Gluten, dairy products, refined sugar and eggs.

Ingredients (for 3 pizzas):

Pizza dough
  • 3 dl (1.27 cups) buckwheat flour
  • 1,5 dl (0.63 cups) almond flour, rice flour or coconut flour.
  • 3 tablespoon physalium husk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1,35 dl (0.57 cups) chia seeds added to 3 dl water (becomes like a gel in about 10 mins)
  • 4,5 dl (1.9 cups) vegetable drink (oat, rice, coconut, hemp, almond etc.)
  • Herbal salt
Topping suggestions

Oven baked vegetables (e.g.: sweet potatoes, beets, carrots).
Rucola, red onion, zucchini, olives, mushroom, basil, pesto, sunflower seeds, fresh tomatoes.

Tomato sauce
  • Crushed or/and pulped tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Optional herb (oregano or basil)
Tahini sauce
  • Tahini
  • Water
  • Fat coconut milk
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Agave
  • Salt and pepper
Pizza salad
  • Cabbage or pointed cabbage, shredded
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

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Perception

Liberation is a matter of perception;
an illusion, known as such, holds no deception.
The disconnection is the big misconception.
This real-eyes-ation is essential for illumination;
then mediation is not an escape, but a celebration.
Between division and oneness there is no separation;
all manifestation is equally within and of creation.