self love is the key to experiencing shared love… share self love..when we as men/women are able to embrace the fact that the woman/man is ourself.. we are able to transcend lust/objectification and engage heart and soul… would we truly “f@ck” ourself with no regard for how it will affect our heart? do we engage self simply for physical pleasure with no regard for our ultimate needs & true emotions, with disregard for the divine motivation to bond with another (soul) human being… if we truly seek to establish and experience true love, divine love, soul love.. love must become our driving force, compassion and empathy must be our guides… peace
! love this life. I remember when I resented so much about this world, complained & judged, I have turned my eyes on its beauty on peace. i used to be so angry ashamed resentful of the kind hearted mistakes of our ancestors & vengeful toward those who took advantage of them. those feeling only hurt us… the past is why we are here to resent it is to resent our existence.. learn from the past accept its blessings. when we let go of resentment we free ourself, shame is a spiritual cancer, it destroys our power, our ability to be in the now to be new to grow. (1)
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Summertime is here! That means 2 months to go until the 6th Annual Lil Raggamuffin Summer Camp. Still working to raise funds. I have had the pleasure of being involved 2 years consecutively… This is suctch an amazing experience that provides awesome oportunity to the children of this Blue Mountains community.. watch the video.. spread the word, share a few dollars it all helps. thanks and peace
and donate if you can here: www.indiegogo.com/lrsc2012
Watch the PSA our campers made last year
I took sometime a while back to understand my past opinions on homosexuality & homophobia. I realized some things, I realized that i did have a homophobia, and it stemmed from my youth.. I realized that homosexuality was used as a “boogyman” an anti-jail scare tactic, at a certain age at about eleven or twelve years old I was being told, “hey you better behave” and “you could go to jail for that” and “your handsome if you go to jail they gonna rape you,” or ” they’ll make you into a girl and have you walking around in a dress.” These types of threats, this reality has a deep psychological affect on young black men, because the reality of ending up in jail is extremely common and possible, it’s like a sword of doom that hangs over our heads in our youth. I realized that at an early age, we face the reality that we may go to jail, and in jail we will have to defend our manhood, “homosexuals” (at least what we ignorantly understand homosexuals to be) become the enemy. This is an aspect, a root of urban male homophobia that is rarely discussed, and I deeply feel is a reason why there is a misguided animosity toward homosexuality. Its a systematic problem, that runs deep, its not just a simple biased or blind hate or fear, it has multiple social, cultural and systematic layers…. Growing up I personally knew a few people who went to jail and were victims of sexual assaults in prison and at young ages, they were never the same, to me and my friends this was real, a vivid reality, it could happen, it did happen to people. For many black & latino, “minority” and “lower class” young men homosexuality isn’t a life choice, they equate it w/ being punked, w/ loss of what they feel is their only power in this country, their manhood. For this to change we need to become proactive, We need to realize the layered complexity of our social disfunction, so we can begin peeling them away.. it takes courage, it takes unity, compassion, empathy and understanding, it can be done…
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I truly love women, when I was younger my love for women was a great source of conflict & fear, rooted in my sense of duty to protect from the worlds evils. As a boy my father would travel for work, he’d say protect your mother & sisters, my spirt was prepared for the task yet my body was inadequate for the job, I began to resent my mom, sisters, cousins for being the root of situations in which I felt were set up so that I would unavoidably fail, what can a young boy do about cat callers. The social dysfunction of our society inspires negative emotions for young men regarding women, due to the reality that often women become the vehicle that expose our inadequacies. Many men who grow up in hostile environments develop a distrust for women, women in many ways begin to represent danger.
PEACE.. many of us have not been taught how to be men, warriors, protectors.. too often we men irresponsibly allow our women to be in the path of danger, and women irresponsibly attract danger to us men. Its sad disappoints and at times disgusts me.. we all need to become better, and begin by sharing and teaching what we know to those who don’t.. revive family, honor and respect (29)
I build with wizards, fight with warriors, love with fairies, dance with shaman, study with gods, cook with witches, play with healers, converse with trees, create with artists, laugh with sages, meditate with priests..
We have been blessed with divine gifts, lets focus our abilities and live as agents of great change.. peace
The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation and Pratt Center are hosting one-day tree giveaway and block party. They are looking for general volunteers to assist in both tree giveaways and passing out surveys to the attending community
Volunteer Surveyors and General Volunteers
Date: Saturday, June 4th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
As many as possible
About the survey:
- They would like to focus on surveying people who live in Cypress Hills/East New York and can include Brownsville. If they live in Queens we don’t want to survey them. On Saturday They’ll go over how to phrase this to people.
- They are hoping to survey folks while they wait in line to receive a free tree (nothing better than bored people!). They might also provide a spot where people walking by can sit down and take the survey.
- Please look over the survey and let me know if you need more explanation for any questions. They don’t expect you to walk each person though the whole survey but want to make sure you can answer any questions that might come up.
Logistics for the day:
Location is the parking lot of Blessed Sacrament Church in Cypress Hills. 198 Euclid Ave at Fulton. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=198+Euclid+Avenue,+New+York,+NY&aq=0&sll=40.65,-73.95&sspn=0.333934,0.551376&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=198+Euclid+Ave,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11208&ll=40.683144,-73.876877&spn=0.01043,0.017231&z=16
- Assist in handing out surveys to the community (Cypress Hill, East NY, Brownsville)
- Giveaway Trees to promote a greener community
- Assist in children art workshop – happening simultaneously
- Spanish translators needed for non-English speaking participants
- Event setup and organizing
The state of the body is a reflection of our heart & mind. The physical attributes and experience of the body are direct effect of our cause, what we physically feel and externally see has much to do with our mental attitude, if we look at our physical state as an indicator of our thought and mind, and not just simply a physical condition we can gain great insight of self and keys to understanding our inner and subconscious dialog with ourself and the world.
an overweight body = gluttony or laziness in some aspects. complacency, a fear or neglect to take action.
Sickly body = a mental dis-ease. a person who is harboring harmful thought, holding onto pain , grudges, despair, loss.
A healthy body = wellness in thought, & healthy heart. A strong sense of self love, happiness, content with being, harmonious with the world.
ailments can be used to better understand self.
sore throat = a symptom of an individual who feels they are not expressing themselves, or that may be misusing their voice.
head aches = an indicator that we are being too heady, stress,
stomach pain = apprehension, anxiety, an intuitive warning to be aware
this may sound obvious to some, yet many simply focus on the effect and rarely take time to understand that they are often the root of the cause.
We are given many signs that can guide us to understand our living truth, we simply need to choose to pay attention and be aware.
The design of our temple represents what and how it’s occupant worships.