4 Ways to Know Who Your REAL Friends Are

1) Your REAL friends will return your phone calls. You might cut certain people a little slack with this, especially seniors,  but if someone regularly takes the initiative to get back to you, say, within a week or less, you can be sure they’re a real friend.

 

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2) Your REAL friends will trust you. They’ll trust your intentions to be honorable. Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes things turn out differently then planned. Shit happens. If someone trusts you in spite of inaccuracies or human error you can be sure they’re a real friend.  This only works if your intentions ARE honorable.

 

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3) Your REAL friends are supportive. They say ” great idea! ” They offer constructive criticism that improve  your ideas, or at least nurture  your ideas, instead of  dismantling or rejecting them. Real friends are supportive because you share a passion!

 

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4) Your REAL friends are compassionate when you are vulnerable. First, this  one requires an understanding of compassion, and much harder, a willingness to be vulnerable in a friendship. Your real friends will nurture a willingness to be vulnerable using compassion to create safety in the friendship.  Instead of berating you because you forgot your own, your real friends will share their water with you and appreciate your gratitude. They will feel glad they have enough for both of you.

 

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It’s getting harder and harder to know what is real anymore. Hopefully this helps. May all beings experience real friendship. Real compassion. May all beings be peaceful.

 

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Blessings of Peace and a Prosperous New Year

Today, the Whitedoves celebrate the first birthday of our website www.cloud9paradigm.com. We launched the website with our Creed of Peace page. In our first year blogging we reached over 40 countries and 2000 page views! We feel blessed to be on the web like this and look forward to expanding our site as a permaculture resource for everyone. Thank you all for your support. We appreciate you and we love you. May we experience Unity in Peace and Prosperity during the upcoming year. Picture 2

Its safe to be happy because happiness is holy. May all beings be happy.

May All Beings Be Peaceful.

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Bringin’ Back the “Nickel Bag”

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Once again, Cloud9 Paradigm is happy to bring back the “Nickel Bag” of freshly wild harvested by yours truly golden chanterelle mushrooms (cantharellaceae cibarius). Picked today, 9/20/13, carefully cleaned in the forest to encourage permaculture, and coming to Oregon Fall Poultry Swap on the International Day of Peace for just $5/bag. Enjoy Peace and Poultry! Please find us at booth E12. Thanks.

The Warrior’s Prayer

The Warrior’s Prayer

I am what I am.
In having faith in the beauty within me I develop trust.
In softness I have strength.
In silence I walk with the gods.
In peace I understand myself and the world.
In conflict I walk away.
In detachment I am free.
In respecting all living things I respect myself.
In dedication I honour the courage within me.
In eternity I have compassion for the nature of all things.
In love I unconditionally accept the evolution of others.
In freedom I have power.
In my individuality I express the God-Force within me.
In service I give of what I have become.
I am what I am:
Eternal, immortal, universal, and infinite.
And so be it.

~Stuart Wilde

Mt. Shasta Power

Mt. Shasta Power

Full Moon Survival Guidlines – How to Play with Fire Safely

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Today I am getting the message over and over again to put out a warning call.  The intensity and quality of energy the Moon is currently gathering, will either help us or hurt us.  It is completely your choice. This full moon can also help your dreams come true,  or your nightmares if that is where our focus is.  Be conscious of our thoughts. Focus on what you need and want and  allow the many miracles to happen.

As the moon increases its intensity in reflecting the sun we will become dehydrated more quickly and easily than usual. Dehydration can cause havoc with your body’s proper functioning.  When your body becomes dehydrated you feel pain much more intensely and your system has a harder time absorbing nutrients properly.  Dehydration also effects your emotional well-being in a negative way. Alcohol can be a dangerous choice for some people right now. So is working or playing in the Sun without proper hydration. Those that choose dehydrating activities now will pay intense consequences. People who have physically limitations need to be extra aware of how they are feeling. Our bodies will need more water than usual.

Here are some guidelines on how to work with the moon’s energies safely:

  • Stay hydrated

Drink more fluids than usual. Pure water is best. Flavored water, herbal teas, and watered down fruit juices work great.

  • Decrease or cut out alcohol and caffeine.

Since alcohol and caffeine is valuable medicine for many, the reminder is, less is best.  Your usual amount may send you into an overdose. Alcohol and caffeine will be more easily detrimental to your body at this time and may either wipe you out physically and emotionally, or send you into an uncontrollable mode, similar to a hyper active child who can’t stop their body from self destructive behaviors.

  • Focus on solutions and dreams

Focusing on what you want in your life increases the chance of getting what you want.  When you focus on problems and nightmares you will get more problems and nightmares.  Simple energy equation where like attracts like.  This full moon energy increases the odds in your favor to get what you really need to be a balanced being in a peaceful state of existence.

  • Balance Rest and Work activities

It is vital at this time to balance rest and work. When you do, the moon’s energy will help you to be more productive when we are working, and help you rest more efficiently as well.

  • Stop, Look and Listen before moving.

Move consciously, regardless of speed. This is a last minute entry after I tripped over one of our dogs and hit the floor, hard!  It was quite a humbling experience. Painful, yes. unrepairable damage, no. I was looking across the room as i did a 180, and before i could even take a step i tripped on the dog.  She was able to move quickly out of the way, thank goodness!  When moving, please not only focus on your destination, but make sure the way is clear before moving forward.

This moon is affecting everyone’s body NOW.  Please make the choice to hydrate and take care of yourself.  Every single being is important and with this moon, dreams will be fulfilled