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Do You use a Standing Desk? "sitting is the new smoking." You don't need to buy a Standing Desk - you can improvise one. Just take some boxes or milk crates or things like that that you can place on your desk to raise things up. Easy and quick.
If you've ever been through any trials in this world, of any variety, (and who hasn't?), whether it be a flat tire or a crisis of the soul, perhaps you have come to know as I have that it is truly a beautiful thing when people are Of Service. It is one of the most beautiful things I have encountered in this Life, to see (and receive) people Being Of Service, including on the most basic levels. Thank you.
Putrid & disgusting. Disembodied maya-worshippers digging their own graves.
De-Vie Weinstock shared Clinton Burger's photo.
the seductive nature
Your nature is within you, fertile & untapped.
It is just as wild (or perhaps more wild) than the outer nature that - hopefully - you find yourself in on occasion.
Your inner nature is there no matter what... no matter how far you retreat from the outer nature, no matter what urban jungle you may be lost (or working) in.
Your inner nature needs resurrection & respect too, just like the outer Nature.
Your inner nature is intimately connected to all things,
A place of wild abandon,
A place of reckless creativity,
A place of mysterious & unexplainable knowing.
Your inner nature is seductive & beautiful, and has been denied & abused just as much as the outer Nature.
You were probably taught that you cannot trust your extremely seductive inner nature.
And that has not relieved its seduction.
We are in an environmental crisis, and while that is often looked at just in terms of the outside, it does not exist just in the terms of the outside.
Our inner nature is connected absolutely & actually - with every breath - to the outer Nature.
So, I propose that to further our healing of relationship with our essential environment (Earth) we cannot look ONLY in terms of the outside environment; we must look into healing the separation from our inner nature as well.
Let us go on this journey of learning how to dance in the wild abandon of the inner nature.
What beauty will we find there? What unknown creations will we find there?
~ de Vie
Dare to Be Present®
Get Your Aliveness Going.... right now... and here's some juice, from the Gifts of Presence:
De-Vie Weinstock shared Raising Ecstasy's photo.
The soul, like the moon,
is now, and always new again.
And I have seen the ocean
Since I scoured my mind
and my body, I too, Lalla,
am new, each moment new.
My teacher told me one thing,
live in the soul.
When that was so,
I began to go naked,
“Once you label me you negate me.” - Soren Kierkegaard
De-Vie Weinstock shared Elohim's Soldiers's photo.
I am in love with my work
How can this be? Isn't work supposed to be drudgery?
Come one, come on, come dance with me
Wake up, get real, be free
And… Now you can sign up for my Dare to Be Present® list to get free Gifts of Presence!
De-Vie Weinstock shared Jordan Flesher's photo.
A Desert and a Depth
I am a desert and a depth
A place where no one stays for long
I make these things ‘cause they give me meaning
I make these things ‘cause they keep me company.
I never found you.
You appeared again as a mirage.
You appeared again as a beauty.
You appeared again as a silence.
I walk through this desert
Stirred and stirring
Moved and moving
Listening, torn, rebuilt, rejoiced.
When the tears fall
While biting into a small apple,
I recognize the event for what it is.
I am being released.
A long time ago
I dove into this desert
Trying to get away from something.
But that motivation
Has kept me tied to it.
I will let the tears interrupt all my eating.
I will sit and watch the humor of this life.
I will beg for your forgiveness.
I was never really with you.
I was pretending that I could be with you.
I was pretending I was with you.
I was pretending I saw you,
Felt you, touched you, heard you;
I belong to a silence deeper
Than any you will ever give me,
Can give me.
A silence ripe only with
A final dissolving,
You can approach if you want,
You can swim in this windy channel,
You can pretend also,
You can dream with me;
You can leap into the unknown
Secrets impossible to tell,
You can burn in my fire,
You can burn in my fire
© 2011 de Vie
The Dare to Be Present work I offer is, at its core, all about Consciousness. Consciousness, however, touches EVERYTHING so it includes everything from healing the psyche & soul (and body too), to fully empowering your unique Creative Power. Part of my core intention with this service work - about Consciousness & Awakeness - is that it be very real, straight. While Consciousness is, surely, the greatest spiritual truth, there is a lot of talk "out there" that idealizes enlightenment, but to idealize enlightenment is completely ludicrous since enlightenment is that which is beyond all idealization. Similarly, the idealization of "guru" figures as people who are separate and beyond where a person is at is ultimately not helpful, since Consciousness is that which lives in You As You, and Consciousness is as much the lowest state as it is the highest. Awakeness is not discriminatory. Awakeness is NOT elitist (in any way). Awakeness -- Enlightenment being the condition of living continuously in Awakeness -- is, on a certain level, completely ordinary, and embraces all that is, embraces all that you are, embraces all of your life experiences.
Collectively, it would be good if we take "spirituality" out of the ethers. Spirituality is as much in the dirt as it is in the sky. It is as much in your root chakra as in your crown chakra. It is as much in your pelvis as in your heart. And "the dirt" of the ground can be supreme magic, blooming creations beyond your imaginings. If you are fully conscious for your inner experience, spirituality is as much in your unpleasant emotions as in your bliss. There is a term called "spiritual bypass" which is when people use spiritual ideas to bypass their raw emotions. In those instances, "spirituality" is used the same way as a drug... a way to avoid the emotional truths within one's being.
Let's get real! Life is happening now, not in some polished future in the dream of a perfected self. Consciousness embraces all that you are, as you are, right now. Dig it... dig in.
In aliveness & compassion,
~ de Vie
Dare to Be Present®
I fell in love with it
'Til it sat close to the bone
And there it sunk its teeth
My heart beat slower
With the weight of turning;
Not woman or a man
Knows if alive it stands
De-Vie Weinstock shared her photo.
Is it possible to be Complete RIGHT NOW, not in the imagined future?
If you look at Your Past, how much time have you spent waiting - or working - for a better future?
And still, the only place you ever find yourself is Now... Some outer circumstances may change... Yet the Core Being remains, because it must.
Is it possible for that striving (the striving for the imagined future) to end NOW?
Even if with all The Reasons to strive for.
Even with all the Just Causes To Strive For.
Even with the pull of love or longing.
Even with all of that...
The Core Being keeps on remaining... no matter the peripheral changes.
The Core Being... what you are when you don't try, when you haven't necessarily succeeded at anything, when you haven't accomplished anything, when you haven't attained anything...
The Core Being in its Utter Is-ness, Silent yet able, silent yet somehow dancing...
It must be that everything in The Past led to This Moment, as it is.
Even with all of its dirt.
Even with all that is unresolved.
With its complete aliveness, its naked aliveness, unquenched, relentless.
~ de Vie
Dare to Be Present®
BioGas - Recycling Methane from Cattle & Waste to turn it into Fuel for Transportation? At a PermaCultureParty recently some folks were educating me that Methane from Cow manure can actually be turned into Gas ("BioGas") that can be used as fuel, which got me thinking: maybe the Cattle & Waste Industries and Transportation Industries can team up and produce a win-win situation where Methane from Cow S**t (etc.) is being Recycled (instead of being an Environmental Pollutant as it is currently) into Car & Transportation Fuel, thus lowering the dependence on oil and oil's Environmental Destruction issues (fracking, non-renewable, etc).
"Lower Emissions—Capturing biogas reduces emissions by preventing methane release into the atmosphere. Methane is 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.
Increased Energy Security—Biogas offsets non-renewable resources, such as coal, oil, and fossil fuel-derived natural gas. Producing biogas creates U.S. jobs and benefits local economies."