Palettal Prose: Faery Time and Place

Since I have visited the Lands Beneath I have learned to distrust the measurement of moment upon moment that we call time. I was told when I first entered the Faery howe that I could spend as much time in the Subterranean realm as I wished and yet return home with only the briefest of moments having passed, and this I have found to be true. Just how this is possible I cannot fathom, though I believe it may be something to do with the nature of the place, perhaps with its very substance. I realize for certain that in the Lands Beneath there really is no time — or at least not as it is understood by us mortals. Though I am aware of the passing of moment upon moment within myself, yet all around me there is both a stillness and a sense of fluidity that are not like this world of ours. I have even begun to suppose that everything I have seen became real because I observed it; rather that the Faery world exists in a state of constant potentiality, of becoming, so that objects, shapes, even worlds, appear because they are willed into being.

~Reverend Robert Kirk, The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries: From the Private Journals of the Rev. Robert Kirk, 1692

photo by: Kaduflyer Dnyvnr

photo by: Kaduflyer Dnyvnr

Scrutinizing Script: The Four Agreements

Written by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is one of those books everyone should read. Trained in the Toltec tradition, Ruiz is a respected Medicine Man of the same lineage as Carlos Casteneda, one of the first people to write about Shamanism from a Western perspective. Unlike Castaneda however, Ruiz has done a great job of making the tradition accessible to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a spiritual practice or not, believe in God or not, are much of a reader or not, the wisdom is applicable to all.

The Four AgreementsI personally resonate with this book on a pretty large scale. It’s so simple and yet most of us miss the point until he reveals them to us. He explains how we are born with a clean slate and as we grow, we develop stories and ideas about ourselves and our environments, that we use to survive until essentially, our imagination has run away with us and we are trapped in a self-created hell.

Everyone talks about freedom. All around the world different people, different races, different countries are fighting for freedom. But what is freedom? In America we speak of living in a free country. But are we really free? Are we free to be who we really are? The answer is no, we are not free. True freedom has to do with the human spirit — it is the freedom to be who we really are.

He takes us through the four steps to freeing ourselves from this hell. There are no major lifestyle changes, no crazy yoga or meditations, just a shift in awareness and perspective. Ruiz is direct and to the point in an easy to read and enjoyable fashion. I really believe everyone should pick up this book.

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I honour you, Jenn

Palettal Prose: Aloha Ke Akua Lyrics

Lend your ear, lend your hands
lend your movement anything you can.
Come to teach, come to be taught. Come in the likeness, in the image of God.
Cause you can be like that. With all that humbleness and all that respect.
All of the power invested in me.
Be it hard to love my enemies.
All of the black bags over the heads of the dead and dying.
The more I understand about the human race.
The less I comprehend about our purpose and place. And maybe if there was a clearer line. The curiosity would satisfy.

Time bases prophesies have kept me from living, in the moment I am struggling to trust the divinity. Of all the gods. And what the hell they have planned for us.
I cry for the creatures who get left behind. But everything will change in the blink of an eye.
And if you wish to survive, you will find the guide inside.

I go back anf forth every single day, the clarity it comes to me in the choppy waves, the feelings and the places and the seasons change, the galaxies remain. Energy fields pulling our body to space, the angels that are coming to the spiritual waste, the hate that gets me distant from my spiritual pace, ten fold the manna when the planets are in place.
In polar aligment.
We’re on assigment.
Bodies on consignment.
Return’em to the circus.
And what is the purpose, what is the purpose.
And would you believe it, would you believe it.
If you knew what for you were for, and how you became so informed, bodies of info performing such miracles, I am a miracle made up of particles.
And in this existence. I’ll stay persistent, and I’ll make a difference, and I will have lived it.

Aloha, aloha
ke akua, ke akua,
Aloha, aloha
kuleana, kuleana.

Aloha, aloha
ke akua, ke akua,
Aloha, aloha
kuleana, kuleana.

Each day that I wake , I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake, I give thanks, I give thanks.
Each day that I wake, I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake, I give thanks, I give thanks.

And the day that I don’t wake up, and transcend the holy make up. I am capable. I am powerful.
The day that I don’t wake up, and the transcend the holy make up. I am on my way to a different place.

I’m not a leader, just a creature seeking the features of a teacher, whether you follow whether you lead, all the mysterious ways of nature, And I’m into it. Changing management.
And there are various ways to conquer this monotonous metropolis. My strubborness is bottomless. My fearlessness is talkin’ shit, and I’m wide awake. And I’m takin’ names.

I’m not a leader, just a creature seeking the features of a teacher, whether you follow whether you lead, all the mysterious ways of nature, And I’m into it, I’m into it. Changin management.
And there are various ways to conquer this monotonous metropolis. My strubborness is bottomless. My fearlessness is talkin’ shit, and I’m wide awake. And I’m takin’names.

And there are various ways to conquer this monotonous metropolis. My strubborness is bottomless. My fearlessness is talkin’ shit, and I’m wide awake. And I’m takin’names.

Do you speak to me like you speak to God, all of the love and understanding between the father and the son. Do you believe in the perfectness of where you are. These are my people, these are my children, This is the land that i would fight for. My solidarity is tellin’ me to patiently, be movin’ the musical medicine around the planet in a hurry. Cause there’s no time to wait, gotta wake up the people, time to stand up and say.

We know what we are for. And how we became so informed. Bodies of info perfoming such miracles. I am a miracle made up of particles.
And in this existence. I’ll stay persistent. And I’ll make a difference. And i will have lived it.

Aloha, aloha
ke akua, ke akua,
Aloha, aloha
kuleana, kuleana.

Aloha, aloha
ke akua, ke akua,
Aloha, aloha
kuleana, kuleana.

Each day that I wake , I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake, I give thanks, I give thanks.
Each day that I wake, I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake, I give thanks, I give thanks.

And the day that I don’t wake up, and the trascend the holy make up. I am capable. I am powerful.
The day that I don’t wake up, and transcend the holy make up. I am on my way to a different place.

Aloha, aloha
ke akua, ke akua,
Aloha, aloha
kuleana, kuleana.

Aloha, aloha
ke akua, ke akua,
Aloha, aloha
kuleana, kuleana.

~Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People

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This photo is from the video, so beautiful and worth a watch.

This photo is from the video, so beautiful and worth a watch.

Moon Day Musings: February 2 2015

Willpower is nothing but willingness to do.

~B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

photo by: Reiner Thoni http://theoutsideout.blogspot.ca/

photo by: Reiner Thoni http://theoutsideout.blogspot.ca/