Writing and Poetry
STOKED ON LIFE
Being extremely grateful for every experience I have had, I now would like to share some new knowledge with you.
Being a spiritual person myself, I was never affiliated with any organized religion, in which I take a lot of pride. But turns out that even spirituality can be as much of a trap as any organized religion. Until you are absolutely free off all the substances and learn to see the world around you as a pure miracle, you are not really living.
By using any psycho active substances, we expose ourselves to all kinds of inter-dimensional entities. These are the entities that devalue life, depreciate life, take from life. You probably have a few friends yourself who fell victims of such “entity possessions” from interactions with drugs or alcohol. Fogginess, loss of self confidence, insomnia, paranoia, emotional outburst, mood swings, depression, physical illness are all symptoms of entity invasions through the use of substances. The good new is that once they are removed, one can feel very tangible changes.
In our society, we often strive to “BeCome” something. Weather it is to become enlightened, become spiritual, become a yogi, become a healer, the list goes on forever. In fact, lots of business savvy new age people take advantage of this “become” boom and make lots of money by creating and selling us fancy yoga services, meditation, healing sessions, sacred medicine ceremonies that cost a fortune, and so on. Instead of striving to become something, we must realize that we already are those spiritual, enlightened, miraculous creature living our amazing lives on this beautiful planet. We don’t need to go far and spend tons of money to get the information that is already in our DNAs. We come to this world with a “full package” of intellect, spirituality,enlightenment and physical perfection. If we could only change our perspectives and see how magically we coexist in this Universe. To be completely free in this world is to be free of all the illusions we pollute our minds with daily. That is a true freedom, to realize our lives as miracles.
Lay down on the ground on a clear summer night, away from cities with big concentration of light. Look up to the sky, stare at it for a minute, feel the mysterious unknown that is above, contemplate on what can possibly be out there in space. If you don’t find that overwhelmingly trippy, I don’t know what kind of reality you live in. Forget the space, just ponder on this for a second. Look at your skin, how come there is skin? How come we can talk and walk, and dance, and breath and have this complex organism that is so intelligent, it heals itself when it gets sick (if you let it, of course . Isn’t that a miracle? Isn’t that a true beauty of existence? Think of quantum physics, the connection between our thoughts and the functioning of our bodies, gravity, dolphins communicating with each other, plants sending signals of danger to one another just before they get killed! Think of technology, music, mountains and oceans, natural beauty so picturesque it makes your eyes water.
Sacred Medicines Conservation…….Article on Sage for Ecolutionist.com http://ecolutionist.com/californias-native-sage-plant-faces-endangered/
Photo by mattmitchell8 via flickr
The California wonder herb, sage, which has been praised by the Native Americans, healers, energy workers, mediums, and just about anyone who values the power of medicinal herbs, is now threatened and endangered. Due to an increase in global use, over harvesting and unpleasant climate change, serious threats now face this California native plant.
Which is hard to imagine, due to the fact that it is not uncommon to see a white sage bundle in almost every conscious household we step foot into. But do we ever wonder where it comes from, how it is grown and how long it will be available for us?
First off, let’s see what science has to say about the “magical” properties of Sage.
British Scientist at the Universities of Newcastle tested 44 people, who were either given Sage oil tablets or a dummy placebo pill. Those who were given the herb performed much better in a “word recall test.” Similar double-blind study of people with Alzheimer’s disease showed corresponding results.Test tube researches have found that sage oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antidotal functions. The volatile sage oil contains alpha- and beta-thujone, camphor, cineole, rosmarinic acid, tannins and flavonoids.
It doesn’t stop here. The reason why we burn Sage is because the smoke that it releases contains negative ions that cancel out positive ones (which, oddly, are the bad ones) and this very procedure neutralizes the energy field in which you are burning it. Negative ions promote alpha brainwaves and increase brainwave amplitude, which translates to a higher awareness level. This also explains the calming effect of sage smoke, which also stimulates the endocrine system and balances hormonal output in a human body.
But because of its positive effects, it is in high demand, and this has led to previously abundant sage fields being completely wiped out. According to Elliot Vega, who has been running a sage business for many years: wild fires, lack of rain and urban development are the main dangers facing the well being of the plant today.
So what can we do to protect this precious medicine and prevent its extinction?
Well first of all, we can use it more consciously. Sometime burning just a single leaf is enough, as opposed to lighting up the whole bundle. Secondly, plant it in your back yard! Sage is one of the easiest plants to grow. Although it naturally likes dry and hot climates, it can also be grown in green house conditions. Outside of Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico, sage should be cultivated as an annual or brought indoor for the winter by repotting seedling into ceramic pots. White sage has gray-green young leaves that turn white as they mature. It blooms during the summer with silvery white lavender-tinged flowers.
You can find more detailed information on growing sage here. Everyone can do their little part in conserving this incredibly valuable plant by treating it with a lot of respect, careful harvesting, facilitating new growths and prayers for the rain.
Days are never the same anymore. Beach, ocean, deserts, shows, love, paintings, sweet girls, sensitive men, sun bleached curls against bare skin…Always learning, always giving, rarely looking back. Take me to places. Travel wide with me. I’ll be in the corner picking strings. I will listen to the vivid winds splashing all over my unmasked wisdom.Back to the civilization I go unwillingly. I don’t think you’re real. Free are the ways. Free shall be the ways. Speeding, chasing the midday star. Early mornings are easy, light. Indecision feels kind and good spirits are floating freely. A never ending highway of thought. Observing the night sky. Shooting cosmic dust filled guns. Playing in the band. Playing in the bid band, helping each other.Exchanging our knowledge. Celebrating existence. Watching the setting sons. I will spend the whole day driving with you because I love you! I read poetry in your lazy gaze. I could guess every word you’re saying with your eyes. I have no idea what is on your mind. Peachy cheeks, lighter shade of lust, sunny side of eternity.