I recently brought a new Macbook Pro, my 2015 model lost access to its microphone and I knew it was time to upgrade. The new one does so many wonderful things, I am learning every day. I love the Youtube facilities on the premium channel. It has all the concerts from back in the day and from now as well. From Woodstock to Burning Man, they are all there. I am going through a Neil Young phase. I can not believe I walked out of his concert to score some dope back in the day.
Marc and Angel list:
Your thirties, forties, and fifties won’t feel like your thirties, forties, and fifties.
Bad things will happen to you and your friends.
Everyone can make a huge difference.
First impressions aren’t all they cracked up to be.
Big results come when you narrow your focus. Love Yourself, and become your own priority.
Sometimes you just have to go for it.
It order to get, you have to give.
Not much is worth fighting about.
Don’t try to impress everyone.
Keep having fun.
Keep it simple.
Little things stick with you.
Keep your options to yourself.
Manage your time.
Manage your money.
What you learn in school does matter.
Drema will remain dreams if you don’t take action.
Vinyl rules, Okay.
And we have found each other again, let the Shibari commence.
Back in my bonging days, we lived this.
Who are you, Neil Young?
No, they liked Kahmal and Nana Mouskuri
Old man, take a look at yourself, I’m a lot like you.
At Farm Aid, every year is our Neil.
One of the lines of. my generation.
Take me ti the edge – Yes.
One of the great rock soloists ever, Neill Young.
Neil was actually the Love Prophet.
All of them copied the ngreat Neil Young, all of them.
We are all walking home – Ram Dass
Love or Chilli, Choose,
Back to me: Love and Respect for all, Everybody Included equals Interculturalism. IIs up to us, because we can, Its our tome. WE are charging the Machine Guns, Not all of us will make it, We know there are more of us than them. They know they have lost, Fuck Rupert Murdoch, see you in 4 days..
Two weeks ago I had a bank balance of $1.30 and for the first time in my life had to request a food parcel. I felt gutted..
Move forward two weeks and it was time for another of my many free webinars, this on wealth, says the man with a $1.30 bank balance. But they had Deepak Chopra and James Kornfield as the buying and they are always worthwhile. Have you seen the movie Riding with the Dragons, a fantasy at the heart? There were all these other dudes I had never heard of and they claimed they were millionaires and even, shudder, billionaires. I have recently has a Tjhor Eruption, no Kundalini Awakening for this bogan country boy Cats supporter, we won the flag, go Cats..
The course I had done looked at Love and Money archetypes, just what one needs after 30 years, and 8 more archetypes. F me when they got to the Nurturer archetype, being the World’s Greatest Volunteer, a laydown hand. Imagine my mild shock when I woke up the next day with access to all of the weird stuff I had done over the past 30 years that people would like me. Werner. Choedak,, ISTA, German yelling, all the good stuff, and they threw in a voice, something I had wished for all my life..
So i did the wealth summit, but could not find my glasses for two nights and yes I did comment to the host and panelists over this time, and of course, one must hang shit on the South African noted because we crapped on them in the cricket time after time. It seems some of the panelists found this mildly amusing and never told me what I was doing.
I threw songs and my opinion at them freely, they were only multi-millionaires and billionaires after all and what could an Age pensioner from Preston matter… Perhaps asking Jack Canfield he might be worth 480 million but what did he do on a day-to-day basis was a bit cheeky, but he did answer me the next day. Seems he built 700 houses for the texas flood victims, I told him that was not a bad start, and yes, I have become a smart arse after the eruption.
The participants claimed they would tell us how they made their millions for nothing, I could smell BS a mile off. Except I was wrong, dead wrong and they did, sure there were the $500 to $1,000m dollar courses but they were worth a minimum of ten times that. it seems one of them is a Louisiana Good old Boy and likes his Cajun music, as I did when I was a pisshead, especially a song, Ain’t nobody here but us chickens. Snap, it was the Good old Boys’ favorite song growing up, The multi-billionaire and the Age Pensioner had something in common..
so I kept swapping music he might like, The Vital Bits Spotify list from Melbourne’s most popular morning community radio show for example. And yes, the smart-arse thought he knew better than the wealthy ones because he had been an activist for 40 years.
We get to the steak knives, courses at about $500 to $1,000, so the one-dollar balance kid tuned out. lots of offerings but two really grabbed me, a 12-month mindset program and a course that covered all the aspects of a business. They sounded so good. i was a bit sad. I was going to miss out once again.
When I started getting links to $50,000 programs with the words you need to train brother, I was quite shocked. $120,000 dollars later one of them said I had to pay $50 dollars.. The 12-month program, and the business skills, all flowed forth, including programs from people not even on the panel, and the names involved, fuck me sums it up really..
I have had to decline some very famous people as I just had too much to handle. I have chosen my favorites and begun the journey, but they keep adding things during the programs, another 12-month business coaching program, and yes they sent me the link gratis..
Enough on that, time for marc and Angel’s kist:
Free yourself from negative people.
Let go of those who are already gone
Give people you don’t know a fair chance
Show everyone kindness and respect
Accept people the way they are
Encourage others and cheer for them
Be your perfectly imperfect selfForgive people and move forward
Do little things for others every day
Pay attention to who your real friends are.
Always be loyal.
Stay in better touch with people who matter to you.
Keep your promises and tell the truth
Give what you want to receive.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Allow others to make their own decisions
Talk less and listen. more.
Leave petty arguments behindKIgnore
Ignore the unconstructive, hurtful commentary
Pay attention to your relationship with yourself.
Poverty existence versus abundance,choose
I hung out in poverty land for 40 years.
This is where i have my Werner Brain-Farts.
My nephews wife grew up in Tanzania.
The maestro speaks, Warren Buffett is the man,
But yoiu get coverage, musician BS
You need both, economy and community.
From day one teach the children well.
How much sleep do you need?
Uber-rich people never have money in the bank, no tax.
The Good old Boy is a fine example og this
Shake that moneymaker, Cute songtotlllt.
Francis was more known for his scientific elocutions, but this is quite wise on money as well.
Well, each and every day as I listened to this summit and more and more gifts in the form of line course arrived advising. me I needed to train and no money changed hands, I realized I had reached a hiatus with my newfound buddies, especially the good old boy, with whom I had become really cozy and like a lifetime buddy in a very short period of time. What was the limit to which he would invest in my crazy Werner Brain fart ideas? I have come to believe that there are no boundaries to I t at the moment, so theoretically, I. had become a billionaire. Fuck me are the two words that come to. mind,.
Back ot my traditional ending: Love and Respect for All, Its up to Us, Because we Can, Its Our Time, As we charged the machine guns, knowing that we all will not make it through, Inside there are more of us than them, and they know they have lost. These are my pithy slogans that make a difference, I am entering the brave new world of being paid for what I have done for nothing besides the fact I love words that empower, and see you on the other side of abundance. See you in Florida, Good old Boy. You rock for transforming my world and allowing me to become the philanthropist I have dreamt of being my whole life
What do you talk about around the dinner table or consequently avoid discussion like the plague? I was having a catchup at Macca’s AKA a coaching session when this subject came up. Her dad had passed recently and mine were well gone so It was safe to discuss our feelings towards them.
It is something that is not on the list for a mention, Gardening, House ownership, and even sex are okay. But dear old mum and dad are not on the agenda. Is it because it hurts too much, they say it takes a few years, but my dear old dad passed 11 years ago, and when I think of him, which I must admit is rare these days, it still hurts.
AMarc and Amgel list, they are from the iconic tome:: 1000+ little things Happy Successful People do differently. google Life hack.
The most beautiful thing is to see a person nearby smiling. And even more beautiful is knowing that you are the one behind it
2. If you have the power to make someone happier today, do it. The world needs more of that.
Some people build lots of walls in their lives and not enough bridges, there’s no good reason to be one of them. Open yourself up. Take small chances on people.
4. Never stop doing little things for those around you. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of love – all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Be present, be thoughtful Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses. This is how to make a real and lasting difference in your relationships, new and old.
We don’t always need advice. Sometimes all we need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen to, and a heart to understand.
Today, just be 100 per cent present with those around you – be all there. That is enough.
There is no such thing as self-made Someone else believed in you. Someone else encouraged you. Someone else is invested in you. Someone else prayed for you. Someone else spoke life over you. Be that someone for others too.
It’s practically impossible to love your neighbours if we don’t know them, and yet that’s often the case We live in such a hyper-connected world with such limited or nonexistent communication Remember this. Relationships matter. Stories matter.
In human relationships, distance is not measured in miles but in affection. Two people can be right next to each other yet miles apart.
Stay in touch with those who really matter to you, not because it’s convenient, but because they are worth the extra effort.
The single greatest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place. Too often we don’t listen to understand, we listen to reply. Bring awareness ti this. And listen for what’s truly behind the words.
Set an example. Treat everyone with respect, even those who are rude to you not because they are always nice, but because you are. And do your best to be thankful for the rude and difficult people too, they serve as great reminders of how not to be.
15. Sometimes it is better to be kind than right.
People are much nicer when they are happier, which says a lot about those who aren’t very nice to you. Sad, but true.
The real test always comes when you don’t get what you expect from people. Will you react in anger? Or will calmness be your superpower?
The way we treat people is the way we treat people we don’t understand is a report card on what we’ve learned about love, compassion, and kindness.
Be kinder than necessary. What goes around, comes around. No one has ever made themselves strong by showing how small someone is.
The best relationships are not just about the good times you share, they are also they’re also about the obstacles you go through together and the fact that you still say I love you in the end.
Now for the quotes and the songs, I promise to not get too morbid.
I missed doing this, I feel sad often. At 68nits too late, baby.
It has been eleven and four years for the Williams siblings since we became the elders. Each and every day.
Plum village, such a wisw nman. R.I.P. THich.
How many ways can you say, I love you mum and dad.
I did some terrible things to my mum during my teenage years, I call it our black vs. white time.
Lots of truth in this statement.
In my Buddhist years Pema Chodron always said this
They mostly always know already, they just love you for who you are.
Unrequied love by any other name.
Great image of motherhood.
For you, Karina.
Unfortunately , we do not do this all of the time, then we have to have our wounds healed.
Early days, it’s up to mum and dad.
over to my words. The first slogan I ever got paid the princely sum of AUS25 dollars for It’s up to us, Because we Can, It’s our time. The ethos of Interculturalosism: Love and Respect for all, everybody included. Leonard – The light gets in, Gil Scott Heron: The revolution will not be televised Me- fuck Rupert Murdoch. It is an interesting time in our lands: WE are charging the machine guns, and some of us will not make it. There are more of us than them, They know they have lost. If you enjoyed this I would appreciate s donation towards the 1 million dollars I am raising for the ASRC in 2023/ The button os on our website.
I have just escaped from a 30-year history of hanging around inside a Poverty Existence persona. A word of advice, do not wait 68 years, you have wasted so much fucking time. But it does allow you to discover all the bang for a buck things on the airwaves, and I know most of them. Here is my cut at it, some famous, and ones you will have not heard of outside OZ, but I promise you will hear about Emeli real soon.
First of all, Amarc and Angel list, I have been stealing them for years, they empower me, as I hope they will you:
Happiness is a…
What would make you smile right now?
What would make you smile, right now?
What’s one bad habit that makes you miserable?
What do you do when nothing else seems to make you happy?
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
If Happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?Do you celebrate the things that you have?
What is your happiest childhood memory, what makes it so special?
What makes you smile?
Pretty cool huh? Marc and Angel are pretty special people.
Brian has read all the books we are meant to read. He does the deadliest precis of them on the web, he calls it his 10 big ideas.
So my list begins with:I love their work so much and share it mercilessly. So much so that they invited a penniless Age pensioner in Naarm/Melbourne to come to their live event. I will make it one day to thank them personally for getting me through the dark times.
Luminita aka The purpose Fairy out of Romania and Mindvalley comes in seconds for empowering lists, another on of my chronic reposts.
My new friends are out of South Africa. Yarpies rule. One of their speakers got me to see I am financially free, Super broke, but financially, let’s make some filthy lucre, so we can make a real difference.
The best-ever speaker in the world with no challengers, then and since. Founder of the glorious Est Training, when you listened to him create a distinction, the headache you got as your brainwaves were torn to shreds, was worth the pain.
Your email friend, receive 1 email, not 1,000.
Out of Illinois, you find some strange Facebook friends on the feed. I have loved Chantelles work from day one we friended each other.
Australia Mr Black Magick man out of Byron Bay, he doesn’t give a fuck what he says, as long as it makes a difference.
Two words, Brene Brown.
My dear friend Mastin, I used to steal so many of his quotes back in the days of his Daily Love blog. Now one of the best at trauma on the planet.
My Anam Cara, Emili was responsible for a nationwide concert To End poverty, at 24. She is no longer at 24 but after a mental Healthhiatus she is back, watch out,r is very powerful < has been to Rucker Island, met the Dalai lama3 times, once taking the piss, and he laughed. lots of others, By the way, the blonde one, Nicole Gibson of Love out LOud, was Australia’s National Mental Health Ambassador at 24 also, check her work at Love out loud. A very wise woman at a very young age.
To me one of the top ten influential Canadians on the planet. I used to buy her daily planner. It cost more to freght it than it cost. it was worth it though.
Lissa Rankin, her book on Fear, The Fear Cure is the best, no challengers.
Over to me, I finish with some commentary: It’s up to us, Because We can, it’s our Time:,my first paid words. $25 Australian. I believe we can change the world with them. Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included- Rod Williams.
Over to Leonard- The light gets in. Gill Scott-Heron: The revolution will not be Televised.. Back to me: Fuck Rupert Murdoch. I am learning about monetizing i have written 700 blogs and 4.9 million words on possibilty for zero income..
If you like this blog, I don’t want the money, I know I can make it now. Please donate to the organisation I love, The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre in Naarm/Melbourne where we restore people’s dignity stolen by our government when they created the disgusting distinction boat people and turned them into numbers not human beings. We also do food, health and legal stuff, we are very good at it, but no government interference on our watch.
So, meet the people who I think are your allies, they are definitely mine PS, It pisses me off sometimes That it only takes me just over an hour to create these. I may end up having to watch the Beautiful game for a while
PPs, I have committed to finding a million dollars for the ASRC this year, I have $30 of it. I would love you to toss some cash our wat. Go to our website and you will find the donate button there.
I was not a born dancer. In fact, clumsy fucker comes to mind around my dancing ability. My first memories of dance are the Lockwood South Memorial Hall outside Bendigo and the Pride of Erin, I was about eight. My mum and dad loved this weekly sojourn, and we kids were dragged along each and every weekend.
I now live for a Dancing Freedom sunset dance outside Melbourne at Kangaroo Ground. led by my beautiful friend Phoenix Onesonf Maradola, the best-set creator in Australia. Throw her some love and sponsor her music on Mixcloud under Whitecalf, you will come out of it ahead because you can cancel your Spotify subscription, so it will only cost you 2,99 Euros instead of $11,00 a month.
Now to Marc and Angels list. This one is titled Success Questions to make you Think:
What’s the number one thing you want to achieve in the next 5 years
If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake
What’s something that used to scare you, but no longer does.
What mistakes do you make over and over again?
What did fear of failure stop you from doing?
If you could learn anything, what would it be?
What is something you will continue to do until the day that you die?
What is the best advice you have ever received?
If I were to say to you “Just go for it”, what would it be?
What’s something you must give up to move forward?
Here we go with the quotes and the music, Yay!!!
Ballet touches me in so many ways.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Tap, One, Two, Three.
Didn’t that Happy song make it big?
No, you are the fool.
Love all the feelings things.
I love you, Mummy and Daddy.
It was not her first step she remembered, it was her first dance movement.
And we know who it is really for, don’t we?
And of course, you dance in the rain.
First crawl, then Dance.
I didn’t know Michael Jordan was a ballet dancer?
And during the Fire element they are so, so loud, aren’t they, Phoenix?
Our dear old blind and deaf dog, Suki knows this emphatically.
So remember Mojo – The Dance of Connection, 5 Rhythms with Rivka, 5 Rhythms with Evelyn and the magnificent Phoenix OneSong Maradola aka White calf.
Now let’s talk about me. I live my life from the ethos of Interculturalism: Love and Respect for All, Everybody included, look for my FB group called Interculturalism and my blog I am an Interculturalist. I would love to join our growing tribe. My saying: It’s up to Us, Because We Can, It’s our Time. The first words I ever got paid the princely sum of $25.00 for. I lived in the hope Greta T. would discover it and it would become the chant of the International school strike movement. She has her own words and I have mine. Remember the reviews, dear friends, and extra Brownie Points for the first one.
Over the holiday break, I have been pondering that deep philosophical question? When a friend posts their shiny new image should you reply with Wow or the must more malleable Heart image? Much scientific study has been done on this matter over the short time that Facebook has been in existence. I believe there is a Stanford research paper on the matter that went on for over two years, just kidding, that was me taking the piss.
I am returning to my fourteen quotes, seven-song format, because that is what I know works. I think I will throw in a Marc and Angel list for good measure because they provide such great value, just got to go and grab the book, I will be back in a second.
So we will start with a little bit of Self Love advice from my dear friends:
I am fighting hard for the things I most want.
I am taking action now.
I am focusing on the next positive step.
I am proud to wear my truth.
I have a lot to smile about.
I am making the best of it.
I am letting go of yesterday’s stress.
There is enough time today to do something I love.
I am priceless in someone’s eyes
It’s not too late.
Thank you Marc and Angel over there in Florida. If you wish to you can support them by purchasing 1000+ Little Things, Happy Successful People do Differently and Getting Back to Happy. They can be found on LifeHack.
1, We all remember our first experience of this.
Who doesn’t love a kiss first thing in the morning, be it human or our dearly belov.
I am still a fan of the Wow,
I’m playing a game with my Facebook Group at the end of the month. The Group is Called Conscious Community Melbourne. We are going to post our three goals for the year, and then make three requests to the community. In the end, you make three offers to the community. The rule is, no money is allowed to exchange hands: Heart not the wallet.
A little bet of Self Love goes a long way.
My hell is actually you pull up to the gates, and enter into a barefoot lawn bowls club, and the only entertainment is 24-hour drum circles.
Well, we did not really answer the question in the negative or the positive, I will always be a fan of the Wow. This is where you get to read Rod’s ethos of Interculturalism: Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included and a request to donate to the ASRC. Drop across to the website and we take all denominations.
Namaste,until we meet again. Its seems I have retuned to my two blogs a week.
I used to religiously write two blogs a week, that is how I got to over 700 blogs and 4,000,000 words on possibility and being read in 160 of the 194 countries across the planet.
Let’s go back to January 3, 2022. Why is that date significant? That is when I wrote my last blog. I had a crazy thought that nobody was reading my words even though empirical evidence showed this to be untrue.
I have sat in front of my keyboard many times and nada.
I have just completed my dear friend Clare Elizabeth Dea’s Love and Money course. One result out of it I did not expect was to get my words back, but I frigging did.
I like celebrations so I will write my first official blog on January 3, 2023.
Until then here is a quote and a song to get back in practice..
Imagination belongs to hope. It’s the creative dance of possibility
Does the statement that is the title of this blog frighten you. In scientific truth in regards to age it is until we pass, but does it feel like that in other areas of our life. They say we develop our characteristics by the age of five, Earlier temperament seems to affect later life experience. For example, one 1995 study published in the journal Child Development followed children from the age of 3 until the age of 18. The researchers found, for instance, that children who were shyer and more withdrawn tended to grow into unhappier teenagers.
In those first few years everything is new and vital, and then the harsh truths of life start to kick in. What do we learn in this new sector of our life:
Life is not Easy.
You will fail sometimes.
Right now, there’s a lot you don’t know.
There may not be a tomorrow.
There’s a lot you can’t control.
Information is not true knowledge.
You can’t be successful without providing value.
Someone else will always have more than you.
You can’t change the past.
The only person who can make you happy is you.
There will always be people who don’t like you.
You don’t always get what you want.
In life you get what you put in.
Some friends will come and go.
Doing the same exact thing every day hinders self-growth.
You will never feel 100 percent ready for something new.
So what has society said about this period over time, lets have a look:
1. Interesting comment from a man who has been involved with baseball his whole life.
3. A man who made billions speaking to people’s inner child’s.
4. Lev Grossman (born June 26, 1969) is an American novelist and journalist who wrote The Magicians Trilogy: The Magicians(2009), The Magician King (2011),and The Magician’s Land (2014).A strange statement from someone who writes about magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPE9a_epmWw
5. One day seems like a minute and sometimes like a week on this journey.
11. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends.Two of the great fantasy writers of their time.
I’m getting to the point of knowing all that I may know but playing my great uncle role on Sunday with my great niece Tawara who is all of six months old I must admit it takes you back to that period in your life when it’s all about Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included, It’s so beautiful watching her natural joy.
The playlist today is young, old and smarmy , we begin with Pink then fly back to the sixties with Steppenwolf. The first of two rock groups is next with Maroon 5. Back to the 70’s with Dione Warwick and Friends, we stays there with Peter Pan and Friends. The penultimate number is Eve 6 and we complete with Shaina Noll, which some people may find a bit smarmy: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYrsSwgrDaJJ_VQtjpbCMe57v
Thank you for waiting a few weeks for this blog, until we meet again my dear friends.
In my younger days I was involved in the rhythm and blues seen in Melbourne, Australia. First as a door bitch with my soul friend Katie then as a sound technician when our regular one failed to show up and the band says I had heard them enough to know what they sounded like. So I spent quite a few years listening to loud rock music.
Move forward to this COVID year and a ringing began in my right ear recently, off to my doctor of seven years, Kirsten and I shared my musical history with her. Kirsten sent me to the Audiology Clinic because it is unusual to have tinnitus, which she thought it sounded like in only one ear. The audiology test began and ceased quickly, as here is the gross bit. I was asked when I had cleaned out my ears as they could not see my eardrums. I replied do Mexican Indian wax candles count, if not probably over 50 years ago.
That is why I have been pouring ear solution in my ears for the past two to three weeks so that I can have it extracted without damaging my ears on Wednesday. This has made me ponder whether doing the thing you love without thinking of the health consequences are worth it. My love of Music says yes it was, and fingers crossed they will be able to fix them. I’m going to have a look at what society has said about loving rock and roll and why we would put our selves in such sensory danger:
1. Not quite there yet, why I created my ethos Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included.
15. All those nights of bands advertised at 8.30 who started at 11pm. Must have been a method to get people to drink and fall in love with each other and the music.
Writing this has gotten me in touch what a wonderful time those years spent in grotty inner suburban pubs were, times I would not go with out in my life and all the other times I have partaken in since that are so important for my happiness. Regarding happiness, here are a few questions that look in that arena:
Happiness is a _______________
What would make you smile right now?
What do you do when nothing else seems to make you happy?
If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
What is you happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
What do you appreciate most about your current situation?
What’s one bad habit that makes you miserable?
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Do you celebrate the things you do have?
What makes you smile?
Today’s playlist comes from the classic era of Rock and Roll, firstly we have Elvis, then we go across the ocean to U2. Then back on the plane for the balance of tracks: Nirvana leads into the darkness of Leonard Cohen, The music softens with Darlene Love. The penultimate track is from the Gunners and we end with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYrtdd6hbes1745OUxehykhhF
So I’m off to the audiologist Wednesday with fingers crossed that the trust my doctor has in them will come to fruition but have really enjoyed listening to the Rock and Roll music of my past writing this blog. As Jimi said: When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power we will not know peace I will keep spreading my ethos of Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included via my Facebook Croup Thriving People – People who wish to make a difference to humankind, here’s the link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126100227764949. Until we meet again, my dear friends.
I thought I knew what a cacao ceremony was up until last Sunday, you drank cacao and did a dance ceremony, that is how the ones I had been to had gone for years. Well was I in for a surprise. I entered the room it was to be held in and it was set up in a powerful ceremonial circle and for some reason I realised that we were not going to be dancing today. We went through a powerful ceremony were we were given our cocoa and then spoke what we would like to get out of the ceremony. Audrey then spoke about some of the travels that had lead her to leading cacao journey’s and the history and the benefits of cacao.
Audrey explains cacao as follows:
Cacao is the pure form of Chocolate, before it is processed, before anything else is added; just the beans baby!
The pure Cacao carries a bunch of healthy goodies and is also a beautiful plant medicine and ally.
Cacao is a powerful super food, and its superpower is beyond just providing the body with nutrients like Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium and Iron. (not to mention the serotonin, anandamide, theobromine and phenethylamine).
Its potency goes beyond the mind. This is the invitation of Cacao as a Medicine: to take us out of the head for a moment, to sink deeper into the body and the heart.
Whether in ceremony, meditation, dance or sharing circles, Cacao allows us to be true to our hearts, tune into what is going on inside and tune out some of the busy-ness that surrounds.
So what is available as you take a ceremony, meditative experience, dance or sharing circle, what has happened over the centuries:
1. What Western countries do to the cacao bean to make chocolate is criminal.
15. And given what we are shown on Main Stream media I thank god for this.
Cacao is a great tool, but there are a few things you can do to support it:
Appreciate what you have
Focus on things that truly matter
Define your own meaning of life, and pursue it
Embrace life’s challenges
Find the balance that allows you to be who you truly are
Love your body enough to take care of it
Limit your time with negative people
Treat others the way you want to be treated
Set a good example
Accept what is, and live for the possibilities that lie ahead
In selecting music for today’s playlist I discovered that Mayan meditations can go for hours, but I did find a longish shorter one. We go way back to The Beach Boys to begin with. Then pop diva time with Kelly Clarkson. Acoustic Nirvana provide the Mayan track followed by Fearless Soul. Back to the 70s for Jethro Tull. The penultimate number is by Kermit the Frog and we complete with The Black Eyed Peas: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYrvqbzIWuth43gouJUMh6MMM
So I write these blogs with the intention to spread my ethos of Interculturalism: Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included around the world and to get people to sign up to my Facebook group: Thriving People – People who wish to make a difference to humankind. I think a million people taking this on will transform the planet, here’s the link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126100227764949.