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i just want to be REAL and let the chips fall where they may! [08 Apr 2010|09:30am]

shannonkringen
in case you wanna "listen" to what is going on with my inner self here is my latest:
i wanna let go of trying to PROVE anything to anyone. i just want to be REAL and let the chips fall where they may!

i am AWAKE to how much of a 'CHAMELEON' i have been in my relationships- bending myself to fit others. does not work. fake. not truth
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Bleak House [11 Jun 2009|03:44pm]

portolan
I lived in a duplex in the summer of 1987. I was on summer break from college, and (in a dedicated move of independence) I didn't want to live with my parents. So, I got my own place.

I was working two jobs and getting home really late at night. And even though in the eyes of any observer I was living alone, I wasn't really. I was living with Bruce Springsteen.

I had a cassette tape of Nebraska. And I played that thing ragged. The national fad that Born in the U.S.A. had become was still lingering in the nation's collective mind. But, for me, it was all about Nebraska. It felt like I had unlocked an old trunk in the attic and found a treasure that no one knew about.

When I was younger, I had friends who would listen to an album rock station out of Dallas. Some of them stayed up one night recording The River. Then, they dedicated long hours to meticulously pouring over cassette tapes (there were two), pausing and rewinding, so the lyrics could be written down in a spiral notebook for reference and memorization.

By virtue of the fact I knew people that committed to Springsteen, I had written off the possibility that he could be cool or have any talent. But, in that musty old duplex, late at night, I was baptized in the bleakness of the Nebraska tracks, austere and unforgiving.

My little 9-inch black-and-white TV only picked up one local station, since I didn't have cable. So, my entertainment came from the old jambox, and I was an assiduous listener to the tales told by The Boss.

I'm occasionally visited by memories of those bygone days when I'd wake in the middle of the night and shuffle around the duplex. The wooden floors creaked, and there was no furniture other than my twin bed and the sleeper sofa in the living room left by a previous tenant.

I felt very transitory.
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Poetry and Prose by Tamara Amanda Bryant [10 Jun 2009|11:40pm]

tamarabryant
My first book, "Stumbling and Mumbling", has been published and is up for sale!  It is a book with my poetry and prose.  The writing in this book covers issues like domestic violence, love, death, mourning, revenge, suicide, addictions, growing up, and finding oneself.

I am selling it for only $7.99!

If you are interested in ordering a copy, click below:

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An Introspective Notion On Normality [08 Jun 2009|11:49pm]

illuins_lair


Ladies and Gentlemen, something has landed:

 


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. And if I consider it a lot - it means way out of my normal thinking cap, like huuuuge amounts of thoughts passing through my already overwrought brain. Anyway, and this is not even a new thought, but one I didn’t want to think about that much because there wasn’t enough room in there. (Let’s just say that thinking is my obsession lately.)

 

What I have come to realise is that: 1) I’m not very normal, and 2) I hate the word Normal. God knows if I ever was considered that among all the things people think me of. But I’m kind of ok with that not normal way of being. If people want to love me, I demand to be loved despite the fact that I’m a bit peculiar, because Love is a choice. Even for parents, although that must be considered radical. But friends - definitely. And partners - hell yeah!

 

I know my "good" and "bad" sides. I drink too much, smoke too much, talk too much, think too much, stay up until 5 in the morning, obsess over details, leave the dishes for a week, forget to eat, never remember important things, am always late, can’t finish any fucking thing I start with, and I can never make choices when there’s too many options. / Like for example. I got this idea that I wanted to wear glasses. Ok, so now I’m sitting here with four pairs (which is good because I can never find them if I had only two). One for every mood I’m in. Or perhaps one for every season. Or one in every colour? Variety!! Why do I have to choose? Thing is: as far as it is possible - I Want It All.

 

But I actually like my little weirdness’s, because they make me Me. More people should be proud of the things that makes them special!

 

 

And with that in mind now:

 

Those boxes people likes to put other people in..  Making it so hard; even impossible, to fit in if there’s just one fucking box of stereotypes that would have to contain all of me!

I’m sorry but i just can’t. Its against the nature, my nature. (Or I’m just too clumsy to fit.) Too rebellious. Uncomfortable. I will start to question it. I will break the safety net of that cage, with my un-cinderellable feet. I don’t like to choose; meaning those definitive choices of commitment to a certain box. And when I’m saying "box" I mean all those structures that tells us how to behave and to be, to fit in.

Fitting in is not a virtue. It’s to be a lost sheep.

I can be a black sheep, but not a lost one, because no one knows my road.

I.can.not.be.limited.

Because maybe Now I’m like this, and Tomorrow like that.

Maybe I’m gay And straight.

Maybe I am a buddhist But maybe i am not.

Maybe I’m just anything + nothing.

 

 

Let’s just indulge in my more doubtable sides for a moment, shall we;

 

When I get intrigued by something, I´m starting out with a curiosity to explore, that will blind others. But I spend soooooo much time collecting all the details around the subject that in the end I grow tired of the main target and never starts it out even, continuing on to something else, because I bored myself on the way. And I leave another unfinished project aside. Which is of course a reason to that I know sooooo much about soooo many things and issues but I never really arrived anywhere with it at all. Wasted knowledge, I know.

I don’t have the same time as everyone else seem to have. I mean, I am aware of the paradox of time being invented by man and not really exists in the way we live by it. But how can all those other people fit it into their lives? I have constantly; without exceptions, either too much time or not enough. I don’t think that I have been anywhere in a place right on time. It’s hilarious, because it’s so fucking impossible that other people can and i cannot. Is there a secret that I’ve missed out on from birth? It is as if I had my own time, ticking slightly out of synch from the rest of the world. For me; a moment is an eternity and eternity a moment. Actually, it’s not Me having a trouble with my time, but people around me of course. But I suffer with them on my behalf.

 

I have so many dreams that they don’t even fit in onto my Vision Board. And I didn’t make the damn thing yet. I don’t know which one is bothering me most.

 

I sometimes sleep in a dress. (blue one with circles) Just because it’s beautiful.

And the first thing I ever saved money to buy, was a tiara. It may not be the most natural thing to do. But I do see a princess in the mirror every now and then.

 

I’m in love with words. Fabrics. Beautiful pictures. Movies. Things. People. Moments.

I talk to myself. I talk to my cat. I sometimes talk to people I don’t know.

I am a bohemian soul, I control creative chaos.

Sometimes I love Life. Sometimes I want to leave it.

 

I am caring and loving, my arms are always open for comfort, I’m funny in that self-ironical way, I’m a good listener, supportive towards other peoples lives and choices, I’m devoted to things and people I love and not judgmental against things and people I don’t love, they all co-exist around me.
And sometimes I’m egoistic, grumpy, obnoxious, unreasonable, hurting, bitchy and superficial. I can be a failure too. I can be anything anyone thinks. It’s just labels. And I am a paradox.

 

Does any of all these things make me an alien? What about all of them together? Are they Good/Bad? Yes and No.

 

As it is, no matter what i do, i will always be outside of some box, beyond the labels (god how i hate those, who invented them?), or impossibly annoying to some. And you know what.. it’s OK!

I have forgiven myself for everything. For not fitting in.

Not to get away with it as some bad excuse, just stopped resisting the fact that I’m only me. Whatever will be, I’ll always be Me. Isn’t that great! I stopped trying to be fucking Cinderella with too big feet, stopped pretending that glass-shoe would fit me. I.don´t.want.glass-shoe. My feet are just fine - because they’re mine!


 

Normality, I never wanted it. On the other hand I sometimes envy it, imagining that tranquillity it would fulfill to just have an.ordinary.life. But again; what the hell is that?

The ordinary times - are just moments that we missed on making something extraordinary with!

 

I don’t want to be a Cinderella-character. And yet, at times I envy those Cinderellas who slip into that shoe and it’s just perfect, that too. Seemingly the right size to have it all. But then I remind myself; My aim was never to be perfect.

I think perfection is the greatest myth of all.

 


I guess the conclusion is:
  I Am Perfectly Normal For A Person Like Me

 

(I think I´m human, in every possible way.)

 

 

 

A/N: Now, just for your information: The Cinderella-reference has nothing to do with any obsession from my side concerning that fairytale (I hardly envy her at all, and I would never in my life be able to understand how a shoe would symbolize living happily ever after, due to Prince Charming, I mean - do you honestly think he could not recognize the woman that stole his heart but had to test it with a shoe. And made of glass by the way, how uncomfortable and absolutely deadly would that be walking around in?!  The whole story is wrenching and totally misleading for young girls. It might also have had a strong influence on the female fixation of buying tremendous amounts of shoes, right?) It was used as a metaphor for "Not Fitting In".

 

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Sunday's poem :) [22 Mar 2009|09:15pm]

nancyclaire
Bravely I'll begin again
by: nancyclaire

I've been alone for 8 long years
and now, I've had enough
I'm not quite sure just how I feel
but some things must adjust

I know my journey's just begun
the road ahead is long
I've made mistakes and burned my brakes
and then I spun and spun

Enough's enough
I've got to try
The time is long since due

I shall return with open heart
And see the day is new

That was about being open to the possibility of romantic love.
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stubborn [22 Mar 2009|06:32pm]

tequiladawn
[ mood | determined ]

I'm tired of waiting, of wanting, of needing.
I'm tired of refusing to give up.
I'm tired of being tired.
I'm tired of not being enough...good enough, pretty enough, fun enough, smart enough.
Lately I feel like I've almost had enough.

But I will not quit.
I will no longer play by someone elses' rules.
I will make my own.
My rules say it's ok to follow a dream.
My rules say it doesn't matter what I look like.
My rules say I'm not less of a woman because I don't care about fashion, or popularity, or celebrities.
I like my rules better.
So go ahead, keep your scores.  
Judge me as you will.
Rant at me, shun me for not conforming.
Because I won't play with you any more.
I play by my own rules now.

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Today's Poem [21 Mar 2009|11:04am]

nancyclaire

Twirling flowers  

by: nancyclaire

 

Children oft’ create the dance

While outside they decide

How each flower can be met

With lilies on each side

 

They simply pluck a flower’s steam

and turn it upside down

to plainly see a lady’s skirt

Soft petals, sweet and kind

 

For hours they, may be at play

While time is passing by

So happily they sit and stay

With field of flowers on their minds

 

 


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Spring is Here!!!! [20 Mar 2009|11:59am]

nancyclaire

Spring is upon us

by: nancyclaire

 

For many months the earth has been asleep

While blanketed in soft and gentle snow

With patience, we would sit around the fire

And sip our steaming mugs to watch the show

Our houses hummed, with conversations

Rich in content, warm in tone

For half the year we've all been waiting

And now, my friends, there’s no debating

 

The spring has finally come


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my poetic prose for today [19 Mar 2009|10:27am]

nancyclaire

Destiny precedes one’s destination

A poetic prose...

still not quite a pure poem!

by: nancyclaire

 

God gently calls our name

 upon the morn’

While we walk amidst

The dewy grass

That boarders the bed of Our Lady’s roses

 

What pray tell, do such flowers represent

It is we her children who rely on her maternal protection

 

All our victories belong to her

Our reigning Queen of Heaven

She is wise and pure

The greatest human

A humble mother

 

Think then about your own life

Are you only thinking of the ends to justify the means

See how Mary simply said “yes” to God everyday of her life

She was poor, obedient, and because of faith

very brave

 

Each of us has a unique set of mini missions in life

If is not for us to decide the measure of our God given greatness

Rather, we are truly living when we follow our Lady

Who leads us step by step in the footprints of her son

Whom she knows more perfectly than any of us

 

Do the day

Let God lead you again tomorrow

Trust in the Lord

Worry not

 

“Life is a journey, NOT a destination”

(Someone said that...)!

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[18 Mar 2009|03:38pm]

tequiladawn
Misread

I’m laughing, but I don’t think it’s funny.
People explain my words to me. They say
My face is an open book. How unfair.
Blue eyes and big teeth, that’s my face.
That’s not me. My skin says I’m Caucasian,
But maybe I want to be blue. A cool blue.
The color of tropical water rippling beneath
A palm tree shadow.
I have small ears,
Do you think that means I can’t hear you?
Well I do.
I hear you loud and clear,
And I laugh out loud with my big teeth showing
And my blue eyes squinting. Because I can hear you,
You and your tone, you condescending jokes
And your patronizing explanations.
I’m laughing, but I’m not amused.
My squinting eyes can see you. My big teeth want to bite you.
This face ain’t no open book. This face is cliff notes
To the book you never took the time to read.

Mary Elizabeth Hining
2008
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Each day dawns a new begining [18 Mar 2009|03:08pm]

nancyclaire
[ mood | contemplative ]


Each day dawns a new beginning

 

Upon rising, I fill my lungs deeply with fresh air

Everything is become new.

The doves and robins sing their song

As clean clothes slide down over my shoulders.

Happily I rush downstairs for coffee and a bagel

Then I feed the indoor cat and outdoor squirrels and chipmunks

The air is alive with the musk of autumn that slept beneath the winters’ snow.

All is well in God’s abundant natural world.

Everywhere I look holds hope for a good day and a rich harvest for the summer.

Soon I shall plant tomato and cucumber seeds in little pots

With hope they will grow with great beauty and soon after

Plant them in the earth that has long awaited them.

 

At times I see myself as the earth in early spring.

I have lain dormant due to illness yet I find hope in God’s plan for my life.

“Consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air”

See how good God is to them who have done nothing to deserve such mercy.

I am comforted in the knowledge of God’s even greater love for humankind!

Thanks be to God

I expect miracles everyday!

 

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New Here... [18 Mar 2009|02:08pm]

nancyclaire
[ mood | curious ]

Hi
Just wondering...
Is there a goal to this group, or...
do we just write whatever we want that 's true to our personal nature?
Hope you'll help the newbee here :)
later ^_-

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[07 Sep 2008|09:33pm]

tequiladawn
[ mood | contemplative ]

I have several songs that I can sing or play when I'm trying to change my mood. A simple beat combined with words that can make me smile on the crappiest day.

Do you have a song/ poem/ quote that you use to change your mood? Does it work every time or just most of the time? Does the song lift your mood or make the mood your already in more tolerable?


All alone I, came into this world
All alone I, will someday die
Solid stone is, just sand and water, baby
Sand and water, and a million years gone by

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soul [17 Aug 2008|06:31pm]

poddarku
[ mood | calm ]

Soul
From the unripe fruits
a flavor of innocence
rises, distils soul.

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how do you get rid of someone elses energy? [07 Jun 2008|05:04pm]

oraclereader
 I'm not sure if I am the only one who experiences this.. maybe because my clairsentient ability is quite high, im not sure..

When I am talking to someone and or consulting with them I can easilty tune in to what they are feeling and react according to it.  

I'm only asking because I had a person who I was reading for yesterday who was very very emotionally upset-
 to the point of being angry and mad at her situation and just couldn't see the clairity that I was trying to offer her..

It was so hard for me to get rid of her energy link after the reading, that had to take a breather -literally- outside, to get in touch with natures natural positive energy and balance myself once again.

So here is the discussion question to which I am posting now.

 Q:   How do you as an empath get rido of the psychic link after the session is complete?
 
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[20 May 2008|02:18pm]

pbeatnik
North

I’m naked, coverless, cold, awake,
Listening to the rain, the quiet, peaceful rain,
Silence stirring sound around in drops of element;

My friend over there, the man on the bed,
Hears his dreams.
Snoring and lifting his tired legs to spin away my covers,
Tucked away under my warmth, he has entertainment.

My jaw hurts, aches with arthritis, and the stink of sleepy breath;
I wait for sleep, for my unconscious world,
The one I make better than this silent rainfall, silent questions;

Orange light peeks through black at the window,
Casting purple shade along his narrow arm,
I follow the shade with my finger tips,
Drifting them softly with the lever of my brain
Across my friend who lingers, there, beneath the covers,
Beneath the real, and over the rain, over the quiet, peaceful rain.

In sleep, there are the answers, behind a dark, distinguished door—
A happy path to nowhere and nothing.
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[29 Nov 2007|12:55am]

pbeatnik
I fell in love so cautiously and quietly, I missed the whole thing! Now, I realize, as it has ended, that there is a small pang in my heart- as if someone has covered a tiny firecracker with a bucket to let it explode. I have a numb and jaded brain which blocks all exterior access to emotional portals. If you were to come near me with your beauty, it would bounce of off me, leaving only this little explosion to resurrect itself.
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A plea for help. [12 Sep 2007|09:42pm]

confliction
I've seen this a few times before and never thought i'd be doing it myself... but it's worth a shot an i'd like to see how successful such a request can become. I want to become an entrepreneur but i need your help!

Please see my profile for more information!

Sorry if this offends you in any way... like i said... it's worth a shot!
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Blues4Kali- A Cult Classic for the End Times [27 Jan 2007|09:58pm]

indiriverflow
[ mood | creative ]




What will Winter Solstice bring in 2012?
...an instant of Karma? ...an ethereal spiral dance of the collective soul? ... cosmic judgment leveled against civilization's expanse? ...destruction of the world as we know it? ...a chance for a new start? ...the rise and the revenge of the Goddess? or simply another day in the life of paranoia?
These are the false prophesies that your pastor warned you about!


Reality Exchange Program

"Makes DMT seem like a whip-it."



Crazy Bear said there'd be days like this. As usual, no one believed him. Now, all I want to know is: where IS that lifeboat, and how DO I ditch this ship of fools, without any of these bliss ninnies noticing that I'm already gone?


Captain, my ass. We are equal in this sea of madness.


That iceberg is looking awfully big.



Amana Mission is on a quest to save the world, and the only problem is, she can't remember why she got involved with such an obvious scam in the first place. Jesus saves. Christ. What a loser.


Kali kills first, and recycles later.


Hitchhikers, load up for a ride to the Other Side. You may wish you had gone Greyhound.


"What the...?"

*A cranky band of prankster peace warriors who absolutely cannot resist messing with each other's minds, no matter the cost.

*Cocky alchemy-dabbling quantum surfers, navigating the Ethersphere with hand-held computers, switching timelines to find a better party vibe and swap tips about the best temporary toilets for use as interdimensional portals.

*A burnt-out visionary hippie millionaire on a mission from Gaia to build a better "communitopia" by underwriting a convoy carrying telepathic priestesses.

*A wheelchair-bound mindpilot propelling a crystal-powered Seed Bank toward the post-Apocalyptic Garden, with psychic precision...and a predilection for high-velocity extreme driving.

*Hermaphrodite time-jumper fleeing a fate worse than death.

*Anarchist ghettoes where anything goes-except escape.

*Ancient Principals vying like sweatsoaked carpetbaggers for our loyalty as the Final Vote is tallied.

*Long-haired security patrols collecting a cannabis tribute tax from all pilgrims to the Valley of Fun.

*And an underground meat mafia bringing a black magic revival to a bloodless dreamworld gone bland.

All brought together by a secret psychedelic superdrug that tunes users in to reality through the eyes of another archetypal avatar inhabiting a different state of space and time. Mahayana made easy. Budding Buddha natures are running amuck on a virtual superhighway where all roads lead to the Bo tree and singularity.

Twenty-first century Tantra is about more than sex, drugs, and
rock and roll.Confronting the Karma of every wasted breath is only the first step.

Welcome to the End Times. Kali awaits. She already knows who you are.

Do you?

The 21st century counterculture is even weirder than it appears on the surface. This is not your mommy’s MTV Road Rules.

Ride along on this mesmerizing, metaphor-packed bus trip toward ecstasy and enlightenment, as three real-time guides-Amana, Sissy, and Deva, let you in on what they learned when they asked what It was really all about, after all.

Become them for a multilevel metafictional tour of infinity and awaken yourself to the miracle-a-minute magic of mighty Mother Kali!



Read Online Novel Blues 4 Kali at www.blues4kali.com

2012 Prophecies





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Mature intelligent friends wanted who will comment... [10 Oct 2006|01:26pm]

devil_hearts
Greetings:

Let me begin by saying I'm obviously seeking journal friends. I have a NEW JOURNAL and would like mature intelligent friends who will comment.

But first, before you rush off and add me, let me say this:

My journal is different than anything you may have read thus far. Here's a short description of what I'm doing with it.

"This is an educational journal I am now doing. It will explore the many different ideologies and such that I deem of educational understanding and how they have related to me in my life since I was born. I am NOT politically correct nor is it always the mundane bullshit you would like to read. It is MY JOURNAL and therefore I write, because I am by profession an author of published books, what I want. I will challenge the very core of your soul and expect you to accept the challenge. I do expect friends to READ the entries. And, if you would, comment!"

If you are interested, I am by profession an author of nearly 20 published books. I'm mature and don't particularly want anyone who is under 19 years old. I expect intelligent language and not internet jargon. I will extend to you all the courtesy you give to me and vice versa. When I comment on your journal I will always say at least something that is positive. I don't BASH! And don't expect it from you.

With that in mind, please comment and add me.

Have a good day.
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