In the future capitalism will be practiced only be small groups of consenting adults in firmly contained and localized conditions where it can’t harm the ecosystem or other humans, as a kind of absurd dadist parody burlesque drama, and there will be a safe word in case anyone wants to leave the scene rapidly.
Grief is not something to be avoided or shunned, rather it is a means by which which we reconnect with our deepest feelings, with our heartsong, with our community, with our praise or gratitude for life, with what is really important. By letting ourselves ‘have’ our deepest ravishing cry of grief about what we have lost or what we fear to lose, we can let go just being a separate twig and reconnect through a river of tears with the trunk of all life, with the local bioregion and with trusted community
If you want to help someone don’t try to change them instead listen to them deeply. Try to understand them first. Listen without trying to make anything different. Touch their wounds with a tender gentle hand. If you try to change them, you may lose, if you just listen, you may succeed. Listen for what wants to come forth from their unconscious and become superconscious. Listen for the deepest medicine powers that live behind or within a person’s problems and challenges. Listen to their body sensations, posture, body movements, tone of voice, eyes movements, ways of perceiving, breathing patterns as well as the words they say. Shapeshift into them a little bit if you feel safe to do so. Listen to the essence of what they are saying not just the words. (Also remember to look after your own needs whilst you are doing so too)
Listen to their emotions and trust their emotions. Trust the process of nature and trust whatever is happening at that moment. Drop what you want to happen and trust what needs to come forth, even if it is uncanny, unexpected or unusual. Like a vast element of nature, like the tide or like the wind, wait for the exact right moment to move and only then move, act or speak. Listen for the person’s deepest gifts, hidden powers and talents and point them out. Listen to their deepest values and essence and reflect them back to them. Speak in their language, support them being where they are and support them if they want to cross an edge to somewhere else too.
If you hate the oppressed, it might be because you repress or are putting down some hurt or tender oppressed part of yourself.
If you envy the powerful, it might be because you see in them some power or energy that you may need to reclaim in your own life
Women who have sex when they want and with who they want are annoying because they highlight most people’s insecurities. They annoy men because they can’t be controlled, manipulated, or played with. They annoy other women because they do everything society tells them women shouldn’t do and still often end up with the things society tells them they aren’t classy/good enough for.
I was one of them women who couldn’t stand “loose women”.
“Omg she is such a hoe, don’t make no sense”. I said.
“Ugh she needs to get some class”. I vented.
She was out living her best life, stress-free, holding men accountable, setting her needs first…and I hated her for it cause I’m faking orgasms , being a “good girl”, and trying to get my man to be faithful to me.
I’m irritated cause I’m dressed modest, her cleavage is out, and my man can’t stop looking so I roll my eyes at her inability to be a “real woman”. When really, I needed to be taking notes.
“Real” women do not make decisions based on how men will feel about them. They make decisions based on whether it is satisfying their own needs/wants.
Young girls tiptoe around what they think men want in hopes that it will seal their fate as “wife” material.
However, you have to define yourself first and then allow attraction to take its place. Meaning, be yourself and watch people become attracted to your confident light.
I have seen sex workers, obese women, disabled women, loud women, ghetto women, snooty women, airheaded women secure happy, successful relationships. All by being themselves.
The myth is that men only want women who are “loose” for sex.
But the real myth is that there is a way to be a “woman”. There isn’t.
A man likes what he likes.
But that ain’t got nothing to do with you.
What YOU like…is what you gotta worry about.
Ain’t no shame in my game in being a submissive. Yes, I can be strong. Yes, I can be assertive. Yes, I can be opinionated. Yes, I will write all day about women’s liberation and rights and anti-misogyny and x,y,z. But believing in feminist ideas doesn’t mean I have to want to be in control or should want to. Nope, I love being submissive to my partner. I get off to it. There is nothing more attractive than my man making my opinionated ass shut up lol. Pull my hair, spank me, fill me up, tell me what to do, put me in my place, all that zaddy.
Awww lol. So tell me why I don’t have my debit card on me and I have like $35 on me when I get to the grocery store. I forget I don’t have my debit card on me and I start picking up stuff I need. I get to the cash register, realize I don’t have my debit card and my shit came up to like $57. I’m like trying to figure out what I’m going to put back when this guy behind me goes, “ah nah you can’t be putting stuff back. I’ll pay your difference”. And then the cashier goes, “its okay man. All she gotta promise to do is bring me a plate of them tacos she’s making and she’s good”.
And I’m just thinking in my head like, okay okay. I can get used to this
Being a ‘reality creator’ doesn’t mean solipsistically or asocially manifesting reality all by yourself. You can tap into a larger flow of nature that is already happening, that is already flowing. You start creating and a larger emergent force takes over and creates something larger and more magnificent than you could conceive alone. Becoming a reality creator can mean actually letting a larger force of community and nature move through you. You can become a ‘flow through’ of the power and energy of your community or local biosphere. It can mean to synergize, mutually empower, share resources with others and connect and collaborate with the earth too. To position yourself in such a way that you allow a larger force of community and nature to create through you
There are some wise elders in our culture who despite their genuine wisdom, the beauty of their language and their community creating abilities are basically still grinding an axe, they are still working through resentment and bitterness. There are others who seem to have been cooked so thoroughly by life that, although they are not ‘perfect’, it seems most of their resentment has turned to wildness, wisdom and beauty. Its not that one of these types of elder is better than the other, they both have some role to play, but it is perhaps worth asking: which one do you want to become?
“token sales were developed for companies that require alternative funding, like open-source projects with no business model that are innovative. Signal, an encrypted private messaging platform, is a good example of a type of app that could benefit from token sales. Another application that could successfully use a token offering, as the programmer Mat Dryhurst has mentioned, is SoundCloud. By using a token sale, the company could decentralize power and “negotiate even more activity and value around the platform over time.”