27 Jun

‘To find our calling is to find the intersection between our own deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger.’ – Frederick Buechner

(thanks Darius)

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22 Jun

Alternet reports How Magic Mushrooms Can Improve Your Life in the Long-Term:

….One month after sessions at either or both the two highest dose sessions, 94% of volunteers endorsed that the experience increased their sense of well-being or life satisfaction moderately or very much, and 89% rated moderate or higher changes in positive behavior.

11 Jun

Inspiration and Chai shares 5 of the most common regrets of the dying:

#1 most frequent is “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

I believe that when you choose to honor yourself, you honor everyone else as a result. I also think it is useful to utilize death as an advisor–to make choices from the vantage point of having exhausted your life and looking back on it. We will all be dead and gone soon, so what is it that is worthwhile to do?

Bitcoin

6 Jun

Today I stumbled on an article about Bitcoin, a newish online currency:
http://techland.time.com/2011/04/16/online-cash-bitcoin-could-challenge-…
http://www.bitcoin.org/

I don’t quite understand how it all works, but it’s based on peer-to-peer anonymous online transactions. It’s like BitTorrent where there is no central server–so there’s no way a government could really stop or regulate it. Time will tell, but I think this could be an efficient and streamlined solution for overthrowing the central bank parasites. Uranus, ruler of technology, the Promethean archetype that steals the power from the gods and gives it to the people, may have struck again!

Exchange work on an organic farm in exchange for room and board — all over the world

6 Jun

http://www.wwoof.org/ World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms – I often want to opt out of the monetary culture and just grow food and live in peace, so it’s cool to know that that’s an option. This organization lists opportunities to exchange some work on an organic farm in exchange for room and board. So if you had money for airfare, you could theoretically see the world in this fashion, hopping from one farm to another, all the while learning about organic farming. www.workaway.info is another option, apparently with opportunities other than farming.

Taking the Plunge into the Ultimate

6 Jun

“I went deeper and deeper inside–I traveled through various realms, some of them beautiful, others magical, and others quite scary. It felt kind of like being in a computer game, where you have to figure out a way to go from level to level and there are hidden dangers, distractions, and traps awaiting you everywhere. Finally I broke through to the top level–and to my amazement, I became simultaneously all the people (and other intelligent beings) who ever lived, are alive, and will ever live in the universe. I realized that there is only one Actor playing all the parts–it is God, and I am him. Thus, we all will be saved, there is no hell waiting for us after death (though we created one for ourselves on Earth), and God loves every single one of us the way we are. I knew that our lives are merely a dream, a virtual-reality movie. We cannot really die or get hurt and we have potential to awaken to who we really are–when we will, this world will turn into heaven. I saw how perfect the story is and that everything is fine the way it is–there is no need to struggle to change things out in the world; instead each of us has to work on healing himself or herself. There is no need to suffer or to be unhappy ever again. This experience turned upside down my views of the world and religion and changed me profoundly–for better.”
– Mushroom trip report reprinted from Erowid in Inner Paths to Outer Space

11 Apr

“Everyone has the perfect gift to give the world–and if each of us is freed up to give the gift that is uniquely ours to give, the world will be in total harmony.” – Buckminster Fuller