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My journey and many other thoughts!

My first thoughts are of the time when raising my two sons and all the unlimited energy I had then. Wow, I can’t believe I was so ahead of the times thirty four years ago. I use to pick the fresh fruit from the trees and bushes. I took that fresh fruit and made fruit roll ups in the sun on a screen. What was I thinking? I should have perfected it and then I would have been the first to market fruit rollups…oh, the things I could have and should have done!

The great thing about my life as crazy as it has been, I am still smiling!

I would write more if I had more time to do it. I get up very very early in the morning and get my company computer ready for the day. I drive my car to other towns/cities and work in grocery stores, convience stores and drug stores. I collect data for major companies.

I am excited to write this journal of my life. It will be fun to finally get it in writing.

I had my first son out of wedlock at the weee age of 21. I had been a vegetarian since I was 15 years old. The pregnancy was full of joy and I was very healthy. I worked as a waitress in an Italian restaurant the entire pregnancy. Those times were fun and busy too! I bought my first house after my son was born. He was two months old and I was twenty one. I had some crazy shit happen to me at this time. One morning around 5am a man broke through my front door and grabbed me up. He threw me onto my bed and began to rape me. I struggled at first, and realized it could do me more harm to fight. I gave in to this nut case. This was very frightening and I lived in major fear for quite a long time. Three weeks later, the asshole came back this time disguised with a nylon stocking over his head and a very large coat on. He didn’t get his way this time. The police found him and took him to jail. Nothing much came of it. The plea bargin I made was to not put me through the ordeal in court. He was on probation for a year. He had raped many other girls on the campus of Ball State University. I worked through this episode in my life. I am able to talk about it freely now. I have no emotion towards it.

So, life goes on and on and on….I had wonderful parents and not so wonderful at times. I am sure I was a hard pill to swallow as well.

Sunday mornings…I always loved Sunday mornings when I was raising my sons. I would get up and listen to the Sunday morning jazz show on the radio. I would usually start preparing for a feast for me and my sons or anyone else that wanted to come over to our house and eat. I still enjoy Sunday mornings. I realize it should not be any different than any other day, but it is a day that usual business is not exploding all around you. Today is Sunday, and I still enjoy Sundays. I still listen to some type of music. I watch Breakfast with the Arts and they always have a musical guest.

I know this may sound like just more babbling to some, but it is me being in the moment. I have been living in the moment for quite a long time now. I do visit things in the past from time to time, but I do not stay there very long.

When I was raising my sons I did my very best for what I knew at that time. I knew I had no desire to be like my parents, especially my mother. To this day my sons have disagreements but we are close and they feel “safe” talking to me. I never had that feeling with my mother. I still cannot say what I mean to her without it getting blown up in my face. I know this will not change with her. I have continuously tried to form a different relationship with her, but it isn’t going to change on her end. I have went through many changes in my life and my expectations are void now when it comes to the relationship I have with her. She really does mean well, she doesn’t get it and it is not my job to help her get it. I know she loves her family the best she can and I will simply allow her too.

I am now 49 years old and have my two sons and their daughters. I have been there and back again. I accept them the way they are and their decisions are theirs. This does not mean I will join in with them on this; it simply means I accept them. I can talk to them about how I see this or that, but it is up to them whether or not they want to try it or not. I cannot make them do anything and I won’t. I am grateful for all I have with them. We had some tough times in our lives and we had some not so tough.

I raised my sons to be kind to themselves and taught them many things for survival. We use to go to the woods and walk along the river, and I taught them about plants in the wild and how to know what to eat for survival. They also know how to make something work by process of elimination or by processing the situation. They know how to use tools and how to make a tool to get a job done. I guess you could say my sons have good common sense and know how to use it. I have no worries when it comes to them being able to make it if something catastrophic were to happen. I am grateful for the way I raised them. Things may not be as perfect as I would have liked them to be, but I don’t believe I would do a whole lot any different than I did.

I will continue this story soon. It is just the shell of my life. It isn’t anywhere near the “meat” of my life. I have a difficult time going back, because I am the type of person who moves forward, not backwards.

Monday March 31

Here we are, ready to head into April. This was always an exciting time of year for me. I have lived in the Midwest most of my life. I got excited this time of year because it was time to start growing our food and no more log splitting! I heated our house with wood for five years. It was a lot of hard work, but the bounty was worth it. I had no outrageous heat bills, and the warmth from the wood stove was the best. I use to bake and cook on the wood stove as well. I subscribed to Mother Earth News magazine since I was 15 years old. I still have many of those issues from the seventy’s. I turned a breadbox (the old metal ones) into an oven to bake bread on the wood stove. Yes, I use to make me and my sons bread, never store bought. Ok, back to this time of the year! It was exciting to graph out my garden. I would rotate the crops so the soil would stay balanced and performed companion planting to avoid using any pesticides and to make the flavor of the vegie or fruit be it’s best. Of course many of my plants had already been started in January and filled my back room. I had a marvelous herb garden as well. Self sustainable living has always been attractive to me. I realize now that I allowed too many distractions in my life and this is why I have not accomplished living self sustainable yet! I say yet because I will be there very soon. The distractions will not be there from here on out. It is never too late to do what I have been very passionate about my entire life. I can make a difference and can have a positive effect on others. I can make a living by living the right way. I will have a small homestead that will be totally self sufficient. I can teach others how to make a global difference by example.

I just wanted to add this; I got my avacado tree planted this past weekend and it is doing marvelous. My tomato plant I planted prior to leaving for Indiana (Feb. 28) has 5 tomatoes on it already! I love to grow things, especially myself.

I realize now how I have a tendency to come off as a know it all, but here is the real deal. I do not know it all, but have had such experiences in my life to warrant knowledge about certain things and I am not going to hide from that any longer. I have had many experiences in my life and I do know about things. I will not care about what others think or percieve me as being any longer. It isn’t important to me what others conjure up in their minds about me and their perception of me is not important, I do not “need” or desire any approval. This is one of the largest distractions I have had through the years and a big part of why I am not where I should be by now.

Living life as art requires a readiness to forgive.

I do not mean that you should suffer fools gladly, but rather remember your own shortcomings, and when you encounter another with flaws, don’t be eager to righteously seal yourself away from the offender forever. Take a few breaths and imagine yourself having just committed the action which has set you at odds.

April 4

Getting back to nature. This has been my yearning for a very long time. Just do it damnit! I have journied far and wide and know that my life is what I make it.

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I had a dream last night or this morning prior to waking. I had a boyfriend, Darryl. I met this guy who was a professional football player and he wanted me to ride off into the fricken sunset with him. I did not want him, I said; No…I will be just comfy with my man Darryl. That was it, that was my dream as dumb as it sounds, it was.

February 24: I had a dream last night that my oldest son hit the lottery and my youngest son had something good happen to him too but I can’t remember. My girlfriend Sandi was in it with us, which doesn’t surprise me…she is positive and she just sent me a cd about money. This is all I remember of the dream, except Lucas didn’t know how he was going to spend the money and didn’t go cash in right away.

I am pretty sure I know why I dreamed something like this. Prior to me and my mom going out to supper last night, I thought to myself; gee, I really would like to have phone calls from my son that were pleasant instead of all this whinnin about how he has lost money.

February 24 was monday…my day begun with a bang…water pipe busted and the joy/b of telling my 76 year old mom. ok, we got through that pretty smooth, just a bit of craziness.

I decided to go lay on my chair out back in the sun for a while. My mom has this black snake that has lived in and around her yard since the early 90’s. She always says; “that black snake won’t bother you or hurt you.” So, I am basking in the sun and not thinking about anything when I feel something tingle on my toe. I sit up and look and there it was, that black snake! He was lickin my fricken toe! I made a noise of some sorts and of course he skidded away. Darryl called soon after that and he ask if I was afraid. I said, well it did startle me, yes. He said, maybe he was trying to kiss you and be friends. “Oh yes, that is what it was, the snake was just wanting to say hello….well at least that seems to be the more comforting approach for me to believe.

I think it is time to name this snake that obviously enjoys living here on moms property. So, if anyone reads this, in the next couple of days let’s have a snake challenge. Best name for the black snake.

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I suppose one of the things about me that is not as clear or raw as others working diligently on their process right now is; I have been applying forgiveness for several years now. I have been concentrating on my breath and clearing my mind of continuous thinking. I have told the ones around me how I had been dishonest and down right abusive to them and I released myself from the guilt. It was a very “healing” moment. So, my journey to self honesty has been in place for fifteen to twenty years now. My understanding has been increased to a whole new level, but the process has been in progress.

I read and watch others process and forgive myself for wanting to smack them into “reality” so we can get on with oneness and equality for all (this is serious separation, so my process is still in process). I read others who are so intrigued with “aliens” and all the other “unforseen” things out there in this massive universe, and I just think it is a distraction to them facing their own “shit.” So, I forgive myself for thinking others are constantly diverting themselves with all this “mind” shit instead of working on “their” shit.

The truth of the matter is this; I am happy that all these folks are testing the waters and finding out the{ir} / our truth. I forgive myself for experiencing an emotion of “happy.”

This is a “journey” to oneness and equality and down right responsibility to the planet and the ones who inhabit the earth. We all will get there, sooner or later. My “hope” is sooner. I do forgive myself for allowing the word, or thought of hope to enter my being in anyway.

So, I have been in my process for many years, and there is still shit that kicks me down on some days and I know to apply my action to it. I do fall down and get my knees dirty, but I actually “get it” more when I pick myself up and apply action to myself.

February 20, Thursday 5 a.m. This early morning brings a mixture of thoughts. Most the time, I really don’t think too much, but lately many thoughts and most of them are leaving my body to pay the price. My heart is racing more often, my blood pressure is up and I am downright frustrated with most people around me. It is back to the same ole same ole, my biggest hump to hurdle I guess. No one hears me!

February 23, 2008

Well, it is five days until I load up the car with my mom and her things to return her to Indiana. Five very long days in Denise’s world. It is me! I do get it! I know why she drives my mind into craziness; I am not comfortable with having a person around who needs so much attention. In total honesty; I absolutely despise it. I especially have never enjoyed my mom’s company, so why would anyone think I could “live” under the same roof with her (especially me)? She brings nothing fun to the table. She has always been a worrier; she worries about money (hummm wonder where I’ve been picking that up from), she worries about not locking the door just right, she worries when there is nothing to worry about. No matter what you tell her about, and I mean anything, she always has a remark that “it” is going to turn out “bad.” This is nothing new and has nothing to do with old age, it is the way my mom has always been. Then there is this part of me, sometimes, I will look at her and feel sorry for her. I look at her and worry about her future. She is in the beginning stages of Alshemiers, and she isn’t aware of it, of course. When she gets back to Indiana she is going to be more confused and lonely. She doesn’t know this of course, but she will be. My brother and his wife live a fourth of a mile away and they will not be there for her. Oh, my brother will take some notice. He will take notice of her mental state and get what use to be her attorney to get guardianship of her estate and prepare to put her in a nursing home. So, why should I care about my mother who cannot stand her daughter? That is a question I am searching for the answer to. What is in me that I care about people who do not care about me? Well, probably my mom does care about me in her own twisted way.

This week I am feeling pretty “blue.” I lost a job that was bringing me the money to pay my old debts up and get me out of the nudging feeling of poverty and dependancy on others for shelter. I could not stand the boss, who was by far one of the biggest liars in my life. She really sucked at managing this territory. I was hanging on for a bit longer to get the money I needed. The part that got my goat the most, wasn’t that I lost my job, but she (the boss girl) told her bosses such horrendous lies about me. I felt like running to the stores I serviced and getting them to write letters, etc…but, I am done and moving forward. It just blew my mind into another space because I went above and beyond to kick out work for this bitch. I litterally busted my physical body. I ended up at the doctor’s office with high blood preassure and a migrain for four days. On top of this crap I started a new job that is drooling (physically) and an entire new concept that I have never worked with (in the retail world) before. I am also concerned so to speak with whether or not I am really make much money for this new job I have taken on. Oh, then you will have to hear people say, “oh, be grateful you have a job.” Right….You know, these days a little laughter goes a real long way.

So, back to leaving to return mom home to Indiana. I have been informed by my now disconnected youngest son, that I will not be seeing him or my first born grand daughter while I am home in Indiana. I am doing my best to not think about this. When I do think about it, I tell myself this is how it is and it will not always be this way. My heart still aches, no matter what anyone says. My son and I were always so damn close, he use to call me constantly just to talk. When I was at Darryl’s living, he use to call and Darryl would make a joke about it, but this is how it always has been. My sons and I have always been a tight knit threesome. My youngest whom I am talking about was always the one who never made dumb decisions. He has made some pretty bizarre ones (of course this is just my opinion) the last year and a half. They are getting crazier by the day. I am not as worried about him as before because I know there is nothing I can do for him. I know if something happens to him I will deal with that something. I just want to see my little girl (his daughter). I will have to settle for what it is. I will get to hug and kiss my other little girl and that is a fun thought. I look forward to hangin with my other son and his girlfriend and baby. I hear her in the background when I am on the phone with them and she is growing so fast. Her vocabulary is strong for only two years old.

This trip back to Indiana is also going to bring me the opportunity to see Darryl. My “distant” boilyfriend. He and I have not laid eyes on each other since July of last year. Wow, that is a long time, seven months as a matter of fact. We talk every day at least once on the phone. We are both involved with a forum of folks called Destini. I have been a little more evasive lately. It is my process. Darryl does piss me off at times. He only hears a word or two, and not the whole “thing” I tell him. The part that pisses me off is that he ask me something and then when I try to tell him he doesn’t “hear” me or he changes the entire meaning of the story. Ok, let’s do a for instance; say I tell him, “I came back from my drive today and my mom gave me a house key. She also stated that we would have to put the padlock on the outside door of the Lanai when we leave for Indiana. She also states that there is only one key and she would be taking it with her; in other words, I would not be able to go out or in the front entrance. I tell her; I will be here living so why do we have to lock it? Her response is; “because that is what dad always did, and he said they had to.” *my paw has been dead for two and a half years now. I tried to explain to her that I would be here and I would like to have access to the front just if I wanted to. So, I am doing my best to tell Darryl this itty bitty story and the connection to the difficulty of living with my mom. He just didn’t hear it or get it. He starts rambling on about some shit to take advantage of my brother, blah blah blah….then we get into a “disagreement” about everything else from there on out. The other thing that aggravates me with Darryl is; when I ask him a question, he answers it with a question. He avoids the question. His presumptions of my reactions pisses me off too. Just be honest dammit. That is all that is necessary. OK, so I may be getting a bit of anxiety towards this trip to Indiana.

I forgive myself for allowing my mind so much power over me.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to feel anything.

Everything is going to be fine, and I know this. Life has a funny way of exposing shit to oneself.

March 24

Ok this morning I have had this constant urging inside of me to write about my “agreements” with another. How could this person hold to any agreements when they cannot be honest with themselves? They simply can’t! What seems to be bothering me the most is the fact that this person is very good with “writing” words on a page but horrible at speaking. They wrote another story about their experience in the past this morning or late last night, and this is exactly what they are about; living in the past. The most outrageous part of their perception of their past is they are lying about that as well. They portray this picture they wish they had, but it is not the truth. Geez if they can’t tell the truth about the past than they can’t see the present clearly and this is a serious mindfuck. They have all these hidden agendas as well. Their ego is large, and they seem to not realize it. Oh, I can hear his squelching voice that I so often cringed at, … yikes!

Ok…I really need to do this…

I forgive myself for allowing myself to believe that I should be the person to expose the true nature of another human being.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to continue hearing the words spoke from a particular human being that I am the truth for another persons process.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to feelings of joy that I am now free of that trap I felt I was in and the feelings of being stifled by them in regards to my process and expressing myself freely.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to continue in that “relationship” for as long as I did.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to think we could walk hand in hand along the same path and be one with each other.

more to come….

March 26

Truth: Oh what a word! This is exactly the word that will catch people up in their shit, that is “bullshit.” How many people claim to live by the truth, but are only lying to themselves? I have seen this through the years, I have even experienced it. Twisted minds tell no lies? Yes they do, and there are millions out there who are twisted and do not know it. Sugar coat this, sugar coat that, and in the mean time throw blame onto something else outside of them.

Here is the truth; I really would like to sit in front of the computer all day reading and writing about “stuff,” but I have to lug a computer around my waist and bend and stretch to make a dollar. So, more to come….*when my tired ass has time and energy!

 March 28

Today I watched my tree of life video on youtube. It was very profound today because I am the one who needs to be nurtured. I am all I have and all I will ever have.

So many times in my life I come to this cross road, do I go left or do I go right? Neither. I stand up for myself and stay present. I am not very good at expressing myself in writing or speaking. Many times I know what I know and cannot put it into words. So often people do not understand what I am trying to say or they simply misunderstand me. So, what can I do to be able to express myself more clearly? Be direct. Ok, for those of you who wonder what is going on with me? I will tell you directly….I did give a shit a week ago as to “others” fully being honest and peeling off the superficial layers of self. But, without any doubt, I am soooo over that. It is about me. I do not care what anyone thinks about me. I am not here or there to please anyone. I am here for me. It is funny how many others feel the need and actually try to call me out about something and when I do this, well, let’s just say many comments come in the way of; “you are not being honest, blah blah blah.”

 March 31

I do not see any point in defending myself to anyone anylonger. Forgiveness can be placed in many forms of effectiveness. How sincere one is is very important to have the “effect” on your life.

Here is the final paragraph in Maya Angelou’s book “Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now.” This is under the chapter titled “Style:” “Falling into an entanglement with brutes will usually result in nothing more conclusive than a stimulated nervous system and an upset digestive tract.”

I am no different than you or you or you!

April 1

Why have I always thought April’s fools was soo fun? I use to get my oldest son especially with an April’s fools joke. Last year I got him and Darryl and my youngest. I just seem to get a silly kick out of it. Maybe this year I will get my sons and maybe I won’t.

So, another month has arrived. I am selling my Kayaks on ebay this week and they are doing better than I had expected. I have to go to work today and it is getting harder and harder for me to go. Carrying that computer around my waist is killin my back and I feel as if I am wasting precious time…*smile… So, it appears that there is some forgiveness needed. I am doing it as I type.

I am contemplating starting a new blog. The new blog will be for the new me or the authentic me! I am considering writing about plants, herbs, earth friendly shelters, bartering, raising animals, and the new approach to homesteading in America. I am getting past the “DamnitDenise” phrase. It just doesn’t fit me any longer. The new blog is going to be more about “solution” to “things.” Things we can do to change the way we live. Of course it would be wonderful to have solution to all the ills of the earth. One of the biggest haunts I have is how to reach the very poor ones. This is what I believe is the root to many things. Child abuse and murder and rape are very connected to poverty. I know I do not have the solution or the answer, but possibly there is something I can do to help. It just baffles me when I think about how many poor people are living in America (the world too) when it is not necessary. I realize there are many individuals and groups trying to make a difference in peoples lives, but what about the self empowerment? Building a family a home is a marvelous task, but do those families have the tools to maintain that home? I believe all things lead back to self worth. The core of all things! I would so much love to see a shift in peoples lives take place.

There are so many variables in the world to keep people confused and off track. I have no desire to participate within this confusion any longer. I do not “want” (for lack of a better word) to participate in judgement of one another. I realize I am doing that by writing this. I see no use for putting people under the microscope for this or that, they will work it out in their own time and by process. My core is not going to be anothers at this particular moment; however, it may be in another moment. The only factor in age is the fact that one may not have a clue as to what another has or is going through due to the difference in age. A person who has already experienced a situation could be helpful for one who is experiencing a situation now. I believe everyone has the same “stuff” but they just experience it at a different stage in their lives, and sometimes they experience it at the same time. I for one have already been through the years of raising children, and now have grand children. How can I not know about something that a twenty year old is experiencing? I was twenty and have a twenty seven (almost 28) year old and a 22 year old. It is what it is. I am living my life, not just writing all day about it. Too much confronting and not enough living.

I have made a decision to not participate on the forum for now. The folks at desteni have been very very helpful at putting me in touch with me, and I truly dig the work they are doing for themselves and others. They are really working hard over there. The decision came after a post Adele had made about her forgiveness about not “wanting” to post any response to some folks. I decided right then and there that I had no desire to make anyone uncomfortable and did not want to be the one to interfer with anothers process. I appreciate what people are doing with their lives and this is important to me to allow freedom to all persons and their personal process and freedom to me to express myself. I am not into confrontation continuously and that is what was happening with me and others. There seemed to be what was good for some was not good for others, and this is not appealing to me. I feel that everyone deserves a break and are allowed to fuck up. The focus has to be on me for me to be any good to anyone, including myself.

There is a company that was started by two guys and they have a motto I really love. Their motto is; “do what you love and love what you do.” This is my desire for all persons in this world. I love life as tough as it is and am grateful for all my experiences.

April 2

I don’t have much to talk about this morning. I am at conflict about the job I do for money. I will not quit my job until I have another. It is time to do what I love instead of working for the dollar. Since moving to Florida, I have had three jobs. I took the first job on just to have a job. I started out at $8 and hour and then I went to $10 and now I am at $12! That isn’t too bad, it didn’t take me a year to get there. I have been investigating sources to become self sufficient and that is my next step. It will come together in time. I know this.

lol….not that profound, now is it? I do enjoy writing for me.  lol…. As for the statement I made a couple days ago about age…I have found in my lifetime that I have learned much from my sons while they were growing up. I think a person should be open to all experiences they encounter and this is one area where age is not a factor. enjoy!

 It is not important what I am writing about. It is important to me as to what I am living.

April 3

The living word…..so, we should pay attention to who is writing what and how that intertwines into “their” life (especially our own words). I am not writing outside of self, I am taking it all in. The truth shall set you free! Great words! I am writing about stuff that is dear to me and close to my heart. I read some blogs and the title’s do not match up with the body of the blog. How interesting it is that some will constantly look outside of themselves and write about it and constantly judge…very confusing because the blog title is about oneness and equality..oh well I guess some day they will “get it.” Then I read others and they are very much trying to figure this complexity of life out. Those blogs are very inspiring to me. I really enjoyed reading most of the post at desteni, and I do miss it sometimes. It isn’t a huge void by any means. It actually has freed me up to read other things I had put aside. I have a few very cool friends who enjoy talking about the “meaning” of life and they do not waste time degrading each other and judging the piss out of people. They actually laugh!

Yesterday my youngest grand daughter went to day care for the first time. So fun to hear about her new experience and how she did. Ah the joy of youth! She loved it, and had lots of fun playing with other little people. I am grateful for having children and grandchildren. It makes life more interesting. The new words these wee ones learn and how to use them. very cool to have them share this with me…and want to!

There is a saying; You are who you hang with! Better than that one is; you know a person by what they eat! I am ready for a good hearty lunch of red beans and rice…yum…tomorrow night I am going to go hang with some wonderful folks up in the Tampa area. I am sure we will dine on some good cuban food and possibly partake in a cuban beer! A good beer and a cigarette along with marvelous company will be quite the welcome from being alone all the time in a sleepy town. I don’t know a whole lot of folks here. The ones I have met are definitely the salt of the earth types, which isn’t bad company at all. So, I look forward to tomorrow evening dining and conversation. They have a few people they wish for me to meet, should be fun. This is part of my process, processing people. places and bringing ideas to the table of life. It is good to connect and accept others for what they have learned through their journey’s. I do not turn my nose up at people, I wasn’t always that way. I believe by accepting others you learn to accept and understand yourself more. This doesn’t mean I would hang with just anyone, oh no…however, you just never know who or what you will run into that could springboard you to where you are heading…

April 4

Ho Hum….my kayak auction ends tonight and there have been almost 1200 folks look at this auction. I have never sold anything on ebay that has had that many folks look at it. Very cool!

I really don’t have a whole lot to talk about today. I am heading north to Tampa Bay this afternoon and that will be a nice break.

The thing about my friends that makes them true friends is this; they actually like me! When it comes to constant confrontation and having to defend self, well you know they aren’t your friend. I do not have this with my friends. We enjoy each others company….and we encourage each other to rise above the thoughts our minds create. It is authentic support!

April 5

So I didn’t get to go hang with my friends as planned. I sold the kayaks on ebay and the guy who bought them wants to come pick them up early. We will have to make new plans for our get together.

I did talk with Darryl last night and today. He’s like a rash that doesn’t go away…LOL…It was a good talk and some good chuckles too! We’ll see where it goes from here.  I don’t have a whole lot to say today, just a lazy day for me.

April 8

This morning I am getting ready for work, slowly. I have thought all night long about another friend of my oldest son. He took his own life Thursday in Malibu CA. This was one of many friends my son has lost. Yesterday evening I started to make a list of all the friends Lucas has lost, and I have to tell you, it was too painful for me to continue. This friends name is James Matthew Kelsey Stone, and he was a mere 29 years old. Self inflicted gun shot wound, lethal. This was one of the happiest friends Lucas had. Matt as we called him, was a jokester and full of adventure. If he wanted to live in Florida, Matt went and lived in Florida for quite a few years. When he decided to go to Malibu, he went. I always enjoyed Matt, even when he acted strange! I feel bad for my son. He just doesn’t understand and that is understandable, because I do not either. My thoughts go out to Matts mom. We use to sit together at the ballfield while our youngest sons played on the same team for several years. Which brings me to thinking about Matt’s little brother Nick. Nick was married and had a baby girl. Nick got a divorce and the new boyfriend to his ex wife killed Nick’s baby girl. Nick had to fly out to California to gather his brothers belongings this weekend. My heart goes out to Nick and his mom. I hope they find some peace in their troubled lives. I really wish I could be home for my son at this time. I feel that need like never before. Will he be able to weather this storm alone? Sure he will, but family is family and we should be there for each other. I am there in spirit, but not physically there.

Seekers of truth! Isn’t this the case since the beginning of time? Be very careful what you hold onto, it may be disquised as the truth and the only truth. This has been heavy on my mind as well. Maybe when a young man takes his own life, it would conjure these thoughts.

April 12

They buried my son’s friend yesterday. Who enjoys funerals? No one enjoys burying a friend. So he and another friend took off for Louisville Kentucky. In the states here people love the derby. Horses running around a track for rich folk to bet big money on while wearing big hats! Which brings me to thinking about a very special person I knew. Mr. Mattingly; he loved the derby! He was one of those rare people you may meet in your life. This guy was so smart and kind. I never heard a bad word about another come from his lips. He embraced life and lived it to his heart desire no matter how many walls were placed in front of him. Hats off to Mr. Mattingly wherever you reside you must of known the secret to life!

April 20

Many things are flowing through my mind this morning. I am supposed to be packing my car with some of my things to go back to Indiana to help my mom have a better life. Since she has left Florida she has been forgetting things like phone numbers and getting very upset with herself. So, I am the one who is willing to help her without taking away her rights. The reason I haven’t taken off yet is because I dread the drive back. It takes between 19 and 24 hours depending on how much you drive. The other reason I haven’t left is because I am not sure what I should leave behind here in Florida. I will get this all wrapped up today.

So my oldest son had to go to the funeral home again yesterday. His grandmother died. He wasn’t close to her, but he and I and the grand daughter did have a great visit with her this past fall. She did not care for me much back in the day (like 30 years ago), but we did have the chance to bury the hatchet and enjoy some laughter this past year. She will be very much missed by her family.

Yesterday stirred up some “stuff” in me. I got into an argument with Darryl and he said some pretty nasty shit to me. I will touch on that in a moment.

I watched the Planet Earth series on Discovery yesterday and it really made sense to me. I remember things I had studied a couple of years ago in my Geology class. I was going to college again and attempting to get my business degree. I almost made it before my mom got seriously ill in the hospital. Anyways, back to my class and the show. The earth has gone through many changes through the billions of years it has existed. The continents have been one massive land mass a couple of times. They have been torn apart by the earth’s plate tonics. It is only a matter of time before changes from the core of the earth make the life existence radically change again. I believe it will not happen for thousands of years. But, to see how the microorganisms have evolved and changed was very interesting. Just because man has evolved and gotten smarter doesn’t mean the end is near. We are not as powerful as we think we are. I really think many men and women should be more informed in their decisions about life on planet earth. They just pull shit from uninformed sources without researching the factual information that many have studied their entire lives. Peer reviewed articles and film is the best place to start.

So, back to Darryl and his verbal weapons of self defense. He made some very brutish statements yesterday. If it is true (and I for one believe it is) that what others say to you is really how they see themselves, well we all have a lot of work to do. So Darryl my hat goes off to you! Thank you for pointing out to me some obvious traits of mine that I should be conscious about. There are a couple of things he said that were absolutely not me; however, they might be some statements he should pay attention to. One of those statements were; “you only do stuff for others because you expect them to do something for you.” Wow, this is not true. I have been down that road before and did some serious self awareness and work on that one. Maybe he should look at himself about that one. I know who I am and this just isn’t so. I do not do for others with the expectation of getting something in return. I do for others because I want to at the time. I may not always be able to help someone, but when I can I do because I want to. One of the other statements he made was, “you just pulled words from you hip (or maybe it was ass) and have no clue/idea what you are saying.” Here we go again; maybe he should think about his words and how it throws those daggers at people. I do understand life a little more than what he realizes. I do know what I want in this lifetime and I will get there eventually. For now, my path is leading me to nurture my mom and at the same time I will definitely be nurturing myself. Life is not the destination. Life is the journey! If you cannot say something nice to someone than don’t say anything. If you do say something to someone; then look at yourself and see what is in you that you would have a reason to say this to another. This would surely make your life more content and equal to others. cheerios!

 Friday June 11, 2008

Well, I was just relaxing here at my sons home and thinking about life/process. It’s has always been a process in progress. Does one really not process their lives? I know I do. I enjoy me and I am constant no matter who I am around and no matter what I am doing. Oh believe me, there have been moments in my life that I forget the meaning of it all and want to poof into a billowing cloud of smoke! With so many people and so many personalities keeping yourself “checked” can be a challenge at times. But, I retreat back into “no mind,” and things are just fine.

I think of Darryl some days more than others. I am sure he is doing fine. I miss our friendship though. That was the cool part about he and I. We were friends. We laughed. Often.

smile….

July 28, 2008

My journey or whatever you wish to call it has really been an adventure. I have had one thing after another land at my feet since April 23. This was the day I decided to come back to Indiana for the summer. The other day Darryl and I were talking about my decision to come back here and his observation was different than mine. Ha, what’s new! I do appreciate talking with Darryl about certain things because he can throw a different perspective for me to look at. The one thing I notice talking to Darryl is; he still seems to have a negative opinion about me and he travels into the past when it comes to me. Anyways, I have stayed very strong with all the craziness going on. I feel like giving up from time to time, but that has never been an option. There is something in my dna that makes me still see the glass half full. Yesterday the bank tried to reposses my car! I couldn’t believe this was happening since I am only two months behind on my payments. When I was living with Darryl I got behind six months and they finally tried to take it from me. I had borrowed the money from my mom and payed her back. This is just part of the chaos going on at this moment. I will talk to the lender today about letting me sell the car to get the most money out of it. I like the car, but it is no big deal for me. It is JUST a car. My mom is going this morning to buy me another car. This is going to be the best deal for me at this moment. I will be able to pay for it much faster. I enjoy my little car, it doesn’t do too bad on gas and has lots of space for hauling things around, but this new car has lots of space. It is a cadillac and fairly new. I never thought of me as a cadillac person, but what the hell. It is a pretty car. It will be paid for until I can repay my mom.

I have also ran into some legal issues since being here and that seems to be going better than it was. I now have an attorney to represent me. All these challenges are just an illusion! This to shall pass.

Well, this is all I have to say for now. Time to move forward!

August 7, 2008

If I were to share all my intimate details of my life with everyone, people would probably have a better understanding of me. Let me just say that I have endured “much” and held my grace pretty damn well. I can explore things in my “mind” and remove them quickly. This is most likely why I do not talk or reveal much because I remove most the “junk” in my life. I do get seriously aggrevated at people around me, but I look at them with open eyes and see their shit clearly.

oh well, gotta run because this is not my house or computer!

Sept. 28, 2008

Ah, life is interesting with it’s twist and turns. I have been through many challenges this summer. Would I have been ok without them? Maybe ok wasn’t the word I am searching for, but it will have to do for now (until my brain decides to release what word I really wanted to put in there). I have had some pretty cool experiences with the family scene. I am amazed at my ability to stay constant in times of serious bullshit. I just read Darryl’s account of our “break-up/down!” That dude never seizes to amaze me with his “accounts.” Whew, glad to not have his twisted shit to deal with anymore. Hell, there’s enough people out there trying to screw with your life, I sure don’t need to “consciously” add another. He is so judgemental of everyone and I still see this act as a way to not fully show up for himself. The truth about that “ordeal” is this; we talked on a regular basis, I would tell him how much I cared for him  (because I did). I was going to move back to Ohio and get a job and take over his lease while he went to S. Africa. I was supportive of him. Once I had the right amount of days to go there and look for work it was a plan. I show up in Ohio a few hours early (no big deal), I meet him in a store parking lot to get the key and he is pissed off! This is the same ole Darryl I know. He doesn’t give me a hug and is shaking all over (smiling)! I say, “aren’t you going to give me a hug?” He gives one half heartedly. Now, keep in mind, this is a three hour drive to Ohio. So, he leaves for his second job and I leave to go rest at his apartment. As always, the apartment is filthy and crawling with bugs! He calls at one point and we talk about the nights meal or some mundane bullshit. He calls again when he finally gets off work and we decide to eat burritos that he will buy on his way home. So the master finally arrives and I decide to go to the living area to eat with him since he “always blamed me for us not talking or conversing because I stayed in the bedroom watching television.” Basically I am making an effort to connect (lol)! So, here’s the real deal folks. I am not allowed to talk to Darryl about many things as other folks are. He is so fucking confusing! You or any other person can bring up conversations and Darryl may or may not cop an attitude (it is always a guessing game with this guy). However, let me bring up a topic (especially Destini) and boy does he get angry, and I mean angry. If I dare question why or why not he is doing something or believes in something or if I am touching on the truth of his actions, boy does he come unglued! This particular night I am to the point in my life I am not going to be bullied or pushed around with my opinion. This is something Darryl is not comfortable with. Too fucking bad! I am worthy and not him or anyone else is going to tell me how I should or should not “feel (for lack of better word)” about something. I did not get mad, but he sure the hell did! He could not push me around. Oh, and by the way, it was so obvious he was still pissed that I had showed up a bit early this day. He was never good with spontaneity! I on the other hand have always been spontaneous! Well, to bring this story to an end, this guy who called me all the time, was willing to keep the door to our “agreement” open was not getting his way this time. He did not give me a hug and made it obvious that he did not wish me to be there after asking me to come. I told him I wasn’t going to take his shit and of course he told me he wasn’t going to take mine (lmao). I told him to give me the gas money to go home (it is 10:30 at night and I am quite tired) and true to Darryl’s cheap ass way (unless it is for Darryl) he tries to give me gas money for a trip that cost much more than it use to. I leave and drive many country roads and highways back home and he doesn’t even call to see if I made it. What a great person he is! I made it just fine and have been doing good since I have not had to deal with his confusing conversations any longer. It is a huge breath of relief. My breath is smoother since I am not placing myself in twisted, and confusing conversations with him. Good luck Bernard, I think it is going to be an interesting “vacation” for Darryl. Oh, did I say vacation? Yes, I did. That is part of Darryl’s intent. Vacation for his 50th year on planet earth.

I see this trip as one of the best things for Darryl and his “reality.” I know Bernard is an “in your face” kind of person and I really dig that about him. This was one of the things I learned some years back. The way to freedom (for yourself) is to face the truth. The way to the truth of yourself is to have people around you who do not live in a fantasy world and will call you out when you need it. This was my attraction to Destini from the very beginning. I still need (again, for lack of a better word) in your face people in my world. They are the bearers of truth.

cheers!

October 2, 2008

Ah ha, hello out there! Life is so interesting here on Planet Earth…let me refine that statement; humans and their behaviors are so interesting. My last post ended with the statement of “needing” people in your face for the truth to shine more brightly. Scratch that to this statement; I enjoy the awesome friends I have and the friendship relationship I have with them. They care about me and they care about living honestly. They can get in my face with “love” and the best intentions; there is a big difference. Some folks like (down right thrive) to focus on your shortcomings because this keeps them from focusing on their own. So with this said; I move forward! I talk about me….*smile

I face another day at the deli…working for the dollar! I enjoy the customers that come in and I think they enjoy me. I have a shining star in their day…sooo many folks are miserable these days and I make the best out of mine. I smile and treat these customers as I would want to be treated. No gloom…they already have enough of that.

Gotta run and get ready for work! Hope you all have a spectacular day!

peace…..

Oct. 3, 2008

Beautiful October weather in Indiana. Great time of the year here. I picked up a side job yesterday to paint for the owners of the market I work at. This should be a lot of fun and a little extra money for me.

I have been living in a wonderful log cabin on 80 acres. I share this home with a friend of at least 28 years and his dog. I have an awesome room facing the east and we are considering starting an organic farm. He cash rents most of his land out to farmers who grow soy beans and corn. Some of this land is rented to a farmer who grows hay and he is not going to grow hay next year so some of this acreage we can use to grow organic vegetables and maybe some herbs for culinary. Another friend of his may be moving in too. She is unemployed at the moment and is interested in a business venture as well. We are in the talking stage of this at this time. Who knows, it may or may not manifest.

I am very calm and relaxed these days and my health is doing great. I have lost a lot of weight, actually I am very toned at this time and I feel good! I, like so many others, need to make more money, but this to shall come I am sure. I have the opportunity to go back to Florida in a month, but this takes a lot of patience and I will not decide this until I am sure. I do need to go back there and get my things I left behind. I left personal paperwork and many other favorite things. Well, I need to run now and get some things done before I have to work tonight.

Did anyone watch the vice presidential debate last evening? I did. What do you think? Who was the victor?

peace…

Oct. 8, 2008

This is my first day off in six days and I have a ton of things to accomplish. I have paintings to do and all the other stuff I have not done in the past week. The best part of the day happens this afternoon when I finally get a final judgement from the judge. This summers drama comes to an end finally. I believe it will be dismissed because of the last time in court.

I don’t feel like writing much this morning; however, that mood may change.

cheers!

Oct. 5, 2008

Sunday morning and the sun is rising above the trees. Sundays use to be one of my favorite mornings of all the days. I always enjoyed the jazz show on the radio when the “boys” were small. I now enjoy the biography on t.v. and then the private session show. Private sessions features a musician for an hour. Today I won’t be watching either of these programs because it is my Sunday to work.

I went to the doctor yesterday and I have lost weight. This is a very cool doctor! He leans towards natural healing methods; I like that. I am reading a book right now called; “Power Verses Force.” Dr. David Hawkins is the author and my doctor seen this book laying there and made comment about it. He has read it as well. I ask him if he has read; “Dealing With The Crazy Makers In Your Life?” He said “no.” I told him it was a very helpful book for me since this is what I needed this summer. It is by the same author. Being able to stay constant while others are acting “crazy” around you is a challenge. I do it fairly well most days. I put things out of my mind as they enter.

I noticed Darryl and the others have visited my site, but they never say anything. Not even “HI.” LOL…this is another aspect of human behavior. It is ok though, they can visit and read my silly words and not say anythnig, it is fine with me. So, Hello folks, have a great day! Keep those chakras balanced….

peace…

October 9, 2008

DISMISSED! What a proper end to the summer of drama! I have no worries and no more dealings with the system to be concerned with. My pathetic brother and his pathetic wife did not win with their deception this time! Actually does one ever win with deception? Keep it real or present is the way I approach this life.

November 1, 2008

Today is a good day to die…I am ready for whatever life seems to have in store for me. Been giving much thought to the organic farm. I am ready for this and all the work it takes; but, I am not so sure I want the partnerships that I would have with this particular farm. Working with two other people and dealing with their work habits etc… is more than I am willing to take on. I have observered these two people for the past two weeks and we just do not work the same. Basically, they are too lazy! I enjoy getting up early and getting things done. I am organized in the way I get things done and these two are the exact opposite. So, I am thinking I will squelch the farm here with them. I am all to ready to get on with a journey that will work out best for me.

I have met another person who has most of the same ideas on lifestyle and I am more than willing to explore that path. This person is a go getter so to speak. They are not “lazy” and very good with international sales as well. They have the resourses and knowledge along with “sight” to get there. It is different than the people I thought I would take on an adventure with. I guess you could say there is a better connection than I could have ever dreamed. Their dream is my dream and they are totally on the path to clarity and happiness. They also believe in giving back to the earth on many levels. So, we are now working together without anyone really knowing what I am doing. Very interesting…sometimes it is best to keep things under your hat because people like to do things to sabotage your path. If you show any signs of happiness or positive direction people get this weird urge to try and throw you some of their shit. I will not be staying in Indiana for long. I can see how I have a tendency to roll around like a rolling stone. It has always been in me. It is like I am walking around searching for something to make me happy…but this is not the real truth. I am happy as I can be almost anywhere and anytime. I know what it is that doesn’t keep me grounded in some of the places I have been in the past couple of years. I know where I am going now and how I have got here. I am not running away from anything, but walking to it. I do this with a smile on my face. I have had a very interesting summer here in Indiana (in Denise) and I have embraced all that is.

I just read Ann’s blog about her mushroom experience and I kept thinking about my last experience with them. My girlfriend and I did some about three years ago. It was right before I met darryl. She is 56 and I will be 50. So, this would have made her about 53 and me 47. I loaded my two kayaks and we took a friends truck to our destination point up river. The river we were going to kayak is one of the few rivers on earth that flows north. So, up river really is up! Anyways, we were ready for a day on the river with these magic mushrooms. She had never kayaked so it is good the river was not too deep. We had a brainy idea to try and strap small coolers on the back of these kayaks (something I had never tried, but should have known better). Her cooler was full of icey beers she liked and mine was water and soda pop. We pulled up to the boat launch and before unloading all our stuff we sat in my car with this bag of shrooms. I split them down the middle and gave her her half. Now, let me say, neither one of us had done these organic speimens for probably 20 to 25 years. I had some fear as to my age and she didn’t seem to have any and was ready for the experience. She ate hers all at once. I nibbled on mine and finally realeased the fear and put them all in my mouth. So, we began to unload the boats and all our stuff. We get on the river and it is a beautiful day. We didn’t get far down the river when the effects of the shrooms kicked in. Immediately the not so bright idea of strapping the coolers blew up. We were busy catching floating beers and sodas…it began the laughter that did not seize the rest of the trip. The only thing that was bad about this experience was “nothing.” We sure didn’t make it to our truck waiting at the destination, but due to technology (my cell phone) I was able to call an old friend of mine (melvin 77 years young) and he was able to drive to a bridge we were near and pick us up. We were still laughing and having such a clear experience of all the trees, water, animals, and nature that he just thought we were drunk on booze (even though I hardly ever drink, my friend does).  So, when reading ann’s blog this morning I thought it was interesting after talking with ann in the past year. I would have never expected ann to do something like this for one; but, I can see why not much different happened to her under the influence. So ann, if you have read my blog today, Hi for one. For two, I would suggest you let go of yourself every so often. You don’t need any substance other than you….thanks for sharing that experience ann. :~) No worries~

November 13, 2008

Today is another day of not thinking too much on the nature of life. I learned two days ago a very good friend of mine has died. I have been trying to call her this past month and could not get an answer on the phone. A friend stopped by out of the blue and revealed the shocking news. We do not know what they have done with her remains or any “details.” I am going to call her old boss today. So, Kelli, I hope you are at peace now. I know the pain you were experiencing here on earth was horrific. The doctors could not figure out what was going on with her legs and she ended up in a wheelchair. Kelli and I became pretty good friends last winter in Florida. We enjoyed each others company. She was a giving soul and kind to others. As many folks feel; she felt life had dealt her a pretty shitty hand to play with. She played her hand the best she could and always said; “Denise, when I talk with you, I always feel better.” Kelli, go thee well and smile that beautiful smile you had!

I have not cried one time over the passing of Kelli. I am not sure what this means. I will miss her from time to time. I will not forget her. Maybe it is just another reason to remind me to always look to the north at that shining star in the sky.

I do not have much to say today. I haven’t had much to say lately. So, till we meet again, cheers! RIP Kelli!

November14, 2008

It is another day for reflection of how each of us have different lives, but we are all the same. We all go through the same shit only it appears differently and happens at different times. Living fully and showing up for self is the most challenging job we all have. The pay really sucks too! …LOL… Actually the pay is pretty f—-n good in the end.

Keep on keepin on…

November 20, 2008

I got my new glasses today! I have never worn glasses except to read. I am now a full timer! With bifocals to boot!….lol….Actually, it is so amazing how well I can see now and everything looks different. Colors and lines are much sharper and signs are easier to read. The doctors have told me I will not experience migraines as often as before. This will be great…I hope they are right.

I have been a busy bee getting the property ready for growing season….I am in bliss when I am digging in the dirt and working with plants. May not be getting paid with dineros yet, but I enjoy this type of work more than anything else. There is a saying; “do what you love, love what you do, and the money will follow.” I have witnessed this a couple of times through my life, and definitely am ready to experience again. I am also getting ready to explore another territory I have never explored. Creating and having an energy drink manufactured, licensed and selling across borders….should be an energetic ride!

More news to come on all my new endeavors…..peace

December 7, 2008

50 years ago today my mother gave birth to me….yes what a small bomb you could say. I don’t feel any older and not so sure I feel any wiser. I know what I know and the truth is sometimes hard to find. It comes out in the strangest places….and sometimes what appears to be the truth isn’t the truth at all. What about those who struggle with their true essence and never find it? I know my truth and that is about all I can handle at one time…lol…

I am now half a century old and my new specs are helping me to see. Of course I have never had to wear glasses (at least I wasn’t aware of this).  Too funny….now that is an illusion!

So, Happy Birthday to myself and may your year be full of many wonderful journeys!

love me

Dec. 8, 2008

Wow a public journal is difficult at times. So often I have a desire to write about some of my journeys and then I think, gee what if? I want to be totally honest but does that mean I have to put it out there for the whole world to see for it to be effective? NO. I do not. The past three years have been what one would call a “roller coaster” ride. First, I had this great job I thought I would retire with and was going to college full time. Then my dad dies. Then I buy a newer car (which I had not ever wanted to do again), and three days later I lose my job. Wow, that is enough to send many folks over the edge…but not me, I persevered right on. I get a job that pays me cash and I continue with school…I was doing real good. I was stashing money back in a very serious manner. I had quite a bit saved for when I got my diploma I would be able to comfortably move to a warmer climate. I had this awesome little apartment all by myself for the first time in my life. See, I had raised two sons all alone and never had a break like many folks. I really didn’t have a support system either. My dad was my biggest fan and he always believed in me. Now he was gone and I had this shitty mother and brother. Nice. Well my mother and I were trying to mend our relationship and I must say we were doing a pretty good job when the other bottom fell out. She and I went to the doctor together to find out she had a tumor on her stomach or liver….ok the fun begins. She went into the hospital and ended up in a coma for almost 6 weeks. (have I wrote about this before?) To make a long story short I spent my savings living out of my car and going back and forth to the hospital that was 70 miles away. I ended up dropping out of school. I ended up in September giving up my apartment. Mom ended up in a nursing home and made serious progress. OH, did I mention that my daughter in law and I were also in a bad car wreck in that three year period? Oh yes, went through physical therepy and a miriad of test. So, back to September. I moved into my son and daughter in laws attic at the end of September. It was only to be a temporary stay. I met Darryl on a singles site in October. Went to visit him on November the 11 and pretty much never left. He was a charmer….and I went through a lot of shit in the very beginning. His drunk brother and the whole scene of this. Three people in a one bedroom apartment and me trying to heal my life back after an epocalypse of events prior to me going there. It really is like this; “give me a fricken break!” So, I am not working, or going to school and never totally moved my things into Darryl’s. We had several occasions where I had to swim through his lying. God, he wore my ass out. I am/was brutally honest and he was not. There were many things about Darryl that were attractive. But, there were many things that were not. Was I willing to sacrifice who I was to continue this relationship. I had to get away evently to figure that out. Oh, I did end up with an $11,000.00 dollar settlement from the car accident. I actually ended up with $25 thousand but owed $13 thousand to the hospital, doctors etc. Did Darryl get to benefit from this money….well sure he did. He probably doesn’t remember the whole truth, but he will remember “Darryl’s truth.” Ok, so I still sound a bit pissed off about this asshole. I am. I admit. I am working on it though. I did fall in love with him and he fooled me the whole way. What a fucking player he was. Oh, it didn’t end quickly, and he would continue to call me while I was gone. He continued to tell me he loved me while I was living in Florida last year. We (oh i was wrong) were actually planning on living together again…why? geezz …Then my dumb ass moved back to Indiana and more drama came up and out. He almost had me fooled into taking over his apartment for him while he gallivanted off to South Africa. Damn, I knew that day I went there to just visit and talk about stuff, that something was very very wrong. Did I expect a “love affair” to spring right up? NO. I did however think we were friends. NOT…he was rude and uninviting (even though he invited me). I knew there was a trickster going on within him and I was not going to be the one caught this time. I left and felt good about it. He was going to use me for his benefit and then throw me to the dogs again. I have not pulled my life all together since 2005, but let me say it loud and let me say it clear; I WILL AND I AM! I am a grateful human and kind to the core. I am not a cheater or a liar. I care too much for others, and should shift more of that care to me. But, one thing I am not,….a LOSER!

Cheers, boy do I feel better…..writing myself to total freedom may be working….you can sure bet on this; more to come, in detail…

 Dec. 9, 2008

Yesterdays ranting felt good. . . I am grateful that someone I use to know is finally calling things what they really are/were. I truely wish this person the best of luck on finding their true essences and be able to live with that. I don’t see this happening yet. Yes, you Darryl are the person I speak of.

I have moved on, but I have looked back too much. So, I really haven’t moved on if I am looking back. Today I release all “emotion” and give it to the universe to sort out. See ya, and good bye!

I have a fresh start and I am going to run with it.  Life is too short and it is getting shorter. I feel the big boom is not too far. So cheers to all and to all a happy journey.

My new friend is coming to America soon and we have been busy getting things in order for our new energy drink (which is already copy righted) and healing center. How can I be of any good to others if I do not live my life fully. I know what this means to “show” up. Have experienced it before; hang on to it. I am going to start a new blog because this one is old stuff….and I do not like the mantra any longer.

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Dec. 11,2008

Ok, this is necessary for me to say. I know what brings up the anger in me when it comes to the Darryl thing. He has never said one positive word about me. I use to try so hard to get this guy to let go of his mind and all the objectives he had. NOOO…never would he listen to me. I was not smart enough is how he viewed me. He use to make fun of me “for being a country girl.” He didn’t understand what I experienced as a child growing up in nature and no hustle and bustle. Even the smells are different in the city. He couldn’t understand why I could be so care free about things. I just didn’t stress over shit like he did. Oh well…he has not totally told all the truths or delt with himself…I sincerily do wish him peace of mind, body and soul. I did support him and he just didn’t see it. I tried everything I could to get him to release himself. All he has ever done and still does, is put me down. Sad, really it is. It will be ok though. I am trying my best to just live within each breath…it is very very tough…I did care about this person.

Today I sent him two emails. I was rude, and cannot take that back. I wanted to send him some photos I had on my pc because I am doing some “cleaning” up. I know he reads this blog. I am sure sometimes he brings it to the attention of others, but mostily I think he sneaks a peak without telling anyone….very odd don’t you think?

Heres lookin at you kid…I do wish you your world as a peaceful little ball.

peace

Dec. 13 2008

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so, are you standing up for yourself yet? YES, I am.

byeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Dec. 14, 2008

Here it is the middle of December and our planet is at a very stressful level. It almost feels like it is going to explode. People are stressed everywhere because they have no money. It is horrible how money can control moods. People who have never lived low on funds are the ones who freak out the most; but, I know people who have not had money and are freakin out real bad. I just wish I knew the answer to it all.

This whole business of being equal and one means just that. Be equal within self as well as every human/animal/insect, etc…on planet earth. You don’t have the privilege to pick and choose with whom you wish to feel equal with. I have always liked animals. Do I like them pooping and pissing all over the house? I do not like them pissing or pooping all over the house no matter who, what, or where they or I am. Just because I would think this person or persons are  “cooler” than these folks, it  isn’t ok with me to accept the pissing and pooping of animals in a house all over the floor. That is separation and if others knew someone as well as I have known,  they would know this person is not “there” or “changed” as much as they think this person has….lol….lot’s of words, but not a puzzle by any means. I am focusing on someone else at this moment instead of myself. But, this helps me to also stay connected to my true self. I don’t have the feelings as if I am better or anyone else is for that matter. This one red headed woodpecker who seems to visit this one tree in the yard reminded me of this. Why does this woodpecker only visit this one tree? He doesn’t stay very long, so there must not be much food there, so why does he continue to come back to the tree? odd…

One of the things I have wanted to say is this; I removed myself from the Destini web site for more than one reason. The first and foremost reason was because Darryl’s pressence there was not very comfortable for me. Everything I ever had to say would be viewed as either “defending” myself or something stupid like that. The other reason was because there were too many folks thinking like “them” instead of using their own common sense. That just bugged me. I still like to go there at times to read some stuff. I just don’t want to participate as I did before.  On Darryl’s blog I made some comments here and there and this joe person made a comment that I wasn’t going to be begged to come back or something like this…this is exactly why I don’t want to be a part of “some” of those folks. I think B and company are right on target, but it is going to take time to weed through all the folks who “appear” to be “enlightened (for lack of a better word).” They are going to have a lot of work ahead of them, and I wish them the very very best.

cya

Dec. 18, 2008

Another year is coming to an end….How will this new year be for the world? We can sit back and let it roll or we can participate. Maybe it is time to do some volunteer work? Maybe…I realize it is hard for some folks to wrap their brain around helping others when they feel their lives are shit. But, I believe if you give you will be rewarding internally. No, not materialistically but it helps someone else and you at the same time. Well, it is just an idea.

Gonna swing off here now….

January 13, 2009

Hello, how’s it going out there? I read some things this morning that really fascinate me about humans and their nature. I give credit to those of us who are trying ruthlessly to pull ourselves together and bring “the meaning to this life” to fruition (i may have used the incorrect word here, but I think you know what I mean). Someone I thought I knew pretty well has had the most magnificent experience and is not any closer to “getting it” than they were before their experience. I do not sit around and bash other people with questions, and trying to sort themselves out. I just don’t see any “sense” or help in doing this. I have had a strong desire for all humanity to become equal and one and see absolutely no use in berating another who is obviously trying to find the answers every human desires to obtain. I personally believe it is a serious deversion of “self” looking at “self.” It really is sad to see an intelligent human struggle so deeply with the ego. I am not saying I don’t deal with “erasing” my ego still, I do. I do know that I have not had as many ego issues as I did when I was younger.

Another thing I have dealt with is a question to myself; “am I a grown up yet, or will I ever be.” See, I don’t really want to be a “grown up” but I am evolved. I love to be child like, I see it as a “good” thing. But, grown up? Naw not for me….Like doing simple everyday chores or things that just need to be done…what is the big deal with some folks? I don’t understand these types. Anyways, I am basically just babbling out some thoughts. I just think it is a sad waste of human living to their fullest by not taking an awesome experience and pretty much changing their way of life. Give that experience to someone who is truly serious about life. Take each experience and make yourself better. Quit being afraid of LIVING.

That’s it for the moment. Like I said, I am just babbling this morning….not envious of another, I just don’t understand people sometimes, and I know what I know….no matter what, you cannot make some people see how far off course they truly are.

peace ya all….

 

January 19, 2009

Just some food for my thoughts and anyone else who can see them the same….How can people have so much judgement of you and turn around and do the same thing only if confronted about it they would have a “justification” as to why it isn’t the same and different? When we all know damn good and well it is not different at all. I thought I cared about someone a long time ago and went to be with them. It turned out that this person “dogged” me so bad about not wanting to work, living off of them, and not being in it fully. I see as I had seen a very long time ago this person is so not any different than I am. It is perfectly fine for them to take anothers bedroom and stay on with them without contributing financially as they said I did not do. I don’t know, maybe some shit that has come up this past week with my family is bringing up thoughts of this nature and about this fake ass person who thinks they “get it” and still cannot let go of their mind like they continue to preach to everyone else.

Anywho, I don’t wish to dwell on this anylonger, I just felt the need to write it down, and this looked as good as any place.

ciao!

I don’t have alot of time this morning to write much, however; I have one quick thought to put out there. Who is gonna make it in their process to oneness and equality? Everyone can!

more to come….

I forgive myself for allowing myself to fear that something terrible has happened to my son Miles.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to be consumed with the fear of losing my son Miles.

This fear is not real and I am allowing it to take up much of my mind the last two days. I push it out and it doesn’t leave. The mind is so powerful. I fear that I am allowing myself to have separation and I have some serious forgiveness to do with this “concept.”

Children….we can allow them to give us an enormous amount of joy or sorrow. So forgiveness with feelings is certainly necessary as well.

I will take many deep breaths today and take in the life I have. Feelings of anything is not serving me well or the rest of humanity.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to believe I am failing myself in directing my life accordingly to my belief system.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to feel anything.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to feelings of anything.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to think I am not effective in my process of self forgiveness.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to be directed by my mind, instead of me expressing me.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to believe I am of no use to others.

If this is not specific enough, then I forgive myself for thinking I am not specific enough. I forgive myself for all the hurt I have caused myself in my process to living life with intention and purpose.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to think that I am going to be judge by anyone who reads this.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to believe this blog is going to help me with my process.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to think that I have been a horrible mother, friend, and all things to all the people I have come into contact with.

I forgive myself for allowing myself to believe we are all preprogrammed.

I forgive myself for allowing myself that everything and everyone has a purpose. The bird has a purpose, the shit has a purpose, and the seed has a purpose and this is what makes the world go around.

I forgive myself for allowing myself any fear of anything. That fear has control over me.

This morning I contemplate living in this world and not of this world. Since I can remember, I have always felt like I was part of nature, not superior, but part of it. I always had a connection to the flow of nature. No limitations.

For many years were lost to the mind construct. I am sure this would happen to most who withstood a mother who was totally consumed with the way a person should look, act and smell. My mother could not help it then as she cannot help it now. She is stuck in the quicksand of her brain. I am grateful I am not. I can see the difference is obvious, she was born in 1931 to a family of dis-function. I was born in 1958 to a family of dis-function. So, what is the difference? That is a great question to ponder, was it due to the media influence of the times? I think it has much to do with it…but, who was struck harder by the system? My mom had more shit happen to her than I ever had. I did not have a relative that molested me, I did not have the responsibility of caring for a sick mom in bed all the time, I did not have to worry as a child. I just had to endure my mothers unhappiness. She really meant well, but just didn’t know better. She seen life change dramatically, i.e. horses to cars, radio listening to television, and on through the years. Oh, and don’t forget the whole fifties when life in the US was seriously corrupted.

So, back to nature….ahhhh a sweet sigh. I love how the dirt smells. I love the way the sky looks no matter what kind of weather it is. I love to watch the animals at play, and work (gawd they make work look so easy, is that the secret?). I love the way the light from the sun looks on any day. I love to watch the water, it flows with ease, it has a sparkle to it and the sound of water is magnificent. I love the sound of rain, and the smell too! I love the way the ground feels on the bottom of my bare feet, grass, dirt, sand, etc… . I love to watch innocent children, doing anything….they remind me of innocence and no mind screw job, and very natural like the rest of nature. These are the things I love, and what brings me back to my breath. It is so natural to just breath, nothing else.

I have always talked to the ancient ones, rocks and trees…I have always known there were little Fae at play (I talk to them too). So, being in this world isn’t all that bad, yeah things are pretty fucked up in this world, but I still see a rainbow at the end of the tunnel. Oh, call me a dreamer, that is fine. I have no mind to anyone calling me anything….well maybe one person or two. I will let go of that soon.

Have a beautiful day!

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Edward Robert Hughes (18511914)

Shows a young girl with a flute surrounded by fairies with lights.  She wears a wreath of flower in her hair.  The fairies all have wings.  They look a little bit like cherubs.  In the distance is a woods.  Wonderful image.

So, it is almost four a.m. and I have to wake up… I have a long and busy day ahead of me and it doesn’t consist of me sittin on my butt in front of a computer. You see, I go into grocery stores, talk to a receiver who receives all that shit everyone buys, and we check in product for this company I work for. The thing about my new job is this, i get to play with the little toys and i get to move around all the old people shopping. sometimes, I talk to them and help them find what they are looking for. My job helps me to keep my mind clear of thinking about “stuff” that pisses me off….and stuff that doesn’t.

I have been journaling for several years and much of my personal mountains have been worked out by now, oh, I still have a couple to climb, but for the most part I have dealt with my demons. When I read some of the post of my fellow “destinians,” and it brings up some things in me, which is a good thing. This is how I know where I am and where I have gone is not much different than the majority of humans. and so it is….I am conscious of life on planet earth.

Well folks, as boring as it is, that is all for now!

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 Fairies …a midsummer night’s dream

Oberon, Titania and Puck by William Blake, c.1785