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Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect, by Aylie Baker

FaceBook  On Jan 19, 2019 Quacinda Jodyne Topkok wrote:
What does "being moved by nature" mean to you?
It means I am getting back to my roots. I am only one part of the created world; I have a spiritual and a physical nature. In today's societies many are focused on 'making a living' which may also mean 'making a profit'. Unfortunately we can become so focused on 'making a living' or 'making a profit' in the physical world we forget we also need to work on being spiritual. 'Being moved by nature' means being spiritual [to me]. Spiritual experience cannot be described with the words of any language. We just ARE. We live in the moment, take life as it is.. and live with positive mindview,
 

How Observation Changes Relationships, by Vimala Thakar

FaceBook  On Dec 27, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 When I sit in silence, this is what I like to do.. I put away all thoughts of what others would like me to be, I put away the dream of who my parents and grandparents, and even my children would like me to be. I put away all that society expects of me.  I let-go of the burden of acting a part anyone would like me to play. And I consider the Creator, and who the Creator created me to be. I was created for life, for joy, for love, for service. I was not created to do the will of anyone except the Creator. I was created because it made the Creator happy. Basically.. I was created to just BE.. to enjoy the moment.. because everything else is not real (including my thoughts). Only what is happening right now is real, because what is in the past is in the past, and what is in the future hasn't happened yet.    My experience is both spiritual and physical. And I need both to function as the Creator intended me to be.    The key to living a good life is awareness.  * Being aware of my present surroundings in this moment is living.  * Being aware of the-dream-of-the-planet and that it is not real, it is a description, and is just a dream; and also, being aware that I can choose to act out the dream or not.  When I am aware then I can choose to live in the world of words and thoughts or in the world of just existing, of just knowing without words.    Words and thus thoughts are only symbols of what is real.  [And] the only thing that is real is what is happening right now.    How I practice  observation  while staying checked-in.     By practicing AWARENESS.  When I am aware that there is both a spiritual and a physical world of existence and can immerse myself in either world of existence, then I am free to choose my experience - a spiritual one (without words) or a physical one (within which words create a mental picture of my existence).   See full.

 When I sit in silence, this is what I like to do.. I put away all thoughts of what others would like me to be, I put away the dream of who my parents and grandparents, and even my children would like me to be. I put away all that society expects of me.  I let-go of the burden of acting a part anyone would like me to play. And I consider the Creator, and who the Creator created me to be. I was created for life, for joy, for love, for service. I was not created to do the will of anyone except the Creator. I was created because it made the Creator happy. Basically.. I was created to just BE.. to enjoy the moment.. because everything else is not real (including my thoughts). Only what is happening right now is real, because what is in the past is in the past, and what is in the future hasn't happened yet. 

 
My experience is both spiritual and physical. And I need both to function as the Creator intended me to be. 
 
The key to living a good life is awareness. 
* Being aware of my present surroundings in this moment is living. 
* Being aware of the-dream-of-the-planet and that it is not real, it is a description, and is just a dream; and also, being aware that I can choose to act out the dream or not. 
When I am aware then I can choose to live in the world of words and thoughts or in the world of just existing, of just knowing without words. 
 
Words and thus thoughts are only symbols of what is real.  [And] the only thing that is real is what is happening right now. 
 
How I practice 
observation 
while staying checked-in.  
 
By practicing AWARENESS. 
When I am aware that there is both a spiritual and a physical world of existence and can immerse myself in either world of existence, then I am free to choose my experience - a spiritual one (without words) or a physical one (within which words create a mental picture of my existence). 
 
Words are a tool that I can use with which to communicate with others. And they are fine and good when used this way, but words are super powerful, and can sway us and influence our life experience. If we let the force of words of others impact us then we can become actors and actresses of life instead of just being.  We can play-the-game of life someone else envisions for us or we can create our own life for ourselves.   

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Who Is My Neighbor?, by Ivan Illich

FaceBook  On Dec 27, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 I've not felt like I had to chooose which one I'd want for a neighbor.  I do know my heart will tell me who my neighbor or is though. 

 

The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing, by Charles Eisenstein

FaceBook  On Dec 5, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 What do you make of the notion of 'interbeing'?    The way I see myself is that I am light/alive.  When I was a VERY young person, just born, I opened my eyes and looked around, curiosity filled my innermost being and I enjoyed the moment - being touched by gentle hands, feeling the cool air and warmth of my mother. And although I was wordless, and knew no language in the concept of knowledge, I could communicate. I could receive information and I could express or share it as well. I was completely authentic - if I was hungry I let it be known. If I was cold or uncomfortable I let it be known.    But as I grew I was immersed into culture and knowledge. First spoken words and then visual words had meanings [established by culture] and I learned them from my parents and those around me. In this way I was culturized. . And I learned to please others, to live for others, to make them happy. And I enjoyed to see them happy. I learned that if I did not live to make them happy I was punished. THIS whole PROCESS is what I call DOMESTICATION.  When I live like this I forget who I really am as I put on a show and act in ways to show or to prove to others I was as they desired me to be. I became an actor or an actress.    To become who I really am I need to pay attention to who I really am deep inside of myself and forget my training, and see beyond who others want me to be.    Can you share a personal story of a time you felt that the world and everything in it is a gift?    The first thing that comes to my mind is my early childhood experiences roughly from the ages of 4-13. During this time I had frequent exposure to Mother Earth and natural things, I believe this exposure reassured me of my true nature and being. It kept me grounded, and in touch with natural rhythms of life, I cant help but know that I am a part of all this life around me. What became increasingly uncomfortable was when  See full.

 What do you make of the notion of 'interbeing'? 

 
The way I see myself is that I am light/alive.  When I was a VERY young person, just born, I opened my eyes and looked around, curiosity filled my innermost being and I enjoyed the moment - being touched by gentle hands, feeling the cool air and warmth of my mother. And although I was wordless, and knew no language in the concept of knowledge, I could communicate. I could receive information and I could express or share it as well. I was completely authentic - if I was hungry I let it be known. If I was cold or uncomfortable I let it be known. 
 
But as I grew I was immersed into culture and knowledge. First spoken words and then visual words had meanings [established by culture] and I learned them from my parents and those around me. In this way I was culturized. . And I learned to please others, to live for others, to make them happy. And I enjoyed to see them happy. I learned that if I did not live to make them happy I was punished. THIS whole PROCESS is what I call DOMESTICATION.  When I live like this I forget who I really am as I put on a show and act in ways to show or to prove to others I was as they desired me to be. I became an actor or an actress. 
 
To become who I really am I need to pay attention to who I really am deep inside of myself and forget my training, and see beyond who others want me to be. 
 
Can you share a personal story of a time you felt that the world and everything in it is a gift? 
 
The first thing that comes to my mind is my early childhood experiences roughly from the ages of 4-13. During this time I had frequent exposure to Mother Earth and natural things, I believe this exposure reassured me of my true nature and being. It kept me grounded, and in touch with natural rhythms of life, I cant help but know that I am a part of all this life around me. What became increasingly uncomfortable was when I immersed myself among fellow [human] beings and it was more often hurtful and painful then enjoyable; esp because my birth family were quite dysfunctional socially. Relating with other humans I experienced as less predictable; and it was 'in this world' that I realized I had to put on a mask, and act or pretend not to be who I really was. I had to be who others expected me to be. 
 
The older I became I begin to realize that after these confusing and sometimes tense and stressful interactions I felt drawn to the natural world where I realized my place in it [was predictable and REAL).  
 
 
What helps you to live in gratitude for life?
 
To remember my Creator, and my place in the universe. And to remember to be authentic, real.. my self! 

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Love Is Not An Emotion, by Barbara Frederickson

FaceBook  On Nov 20, 2018 Quacinda Jodyne Topkok wrote:

What is LOVE is one of the Greateat Questiins anyone can ask of themselves. The answer is foundational to one's life experience. 

I understand  LOVE to be LIFE it's self. And to experience life we only have THIS moment. One breath away doesn't count - a moment, even a split second ago is the past.. and LOVE is not there. The future has t happens yet even if it is imagined, and LOVE is not there.  

When I think of something larger then myself I think of not just ME.. but everything around me.. EVERYTHING  [that has been] created. I am part of the universe and a viable part of it just because I am alive. 

Ive been asking the question of 'Who am
I?' Since my childhood. When I was born I just existed without thought, without shame, without aim to impress anyone... When I was happy I was at peace, when I felt pain or unhappiness I expressed it genuinely.  I did not hide my feelings. I was completely authentic. 

But as I grew I discovered the world of communication and learned how to make others happy. 

 

The Root Of The Root Of Your Self, by Rumi

FaceBook  On Nov 20, 2018 Quacinda Jodyne Topkok wrote:
 What does the root of the root of your self mean to you? 
 
It means the REAL me.. not the one described with thought and verbal description. 
 
Can you share a personal experience of a time you returned to the root of the root of your self? 
 
I don't know if I have an exact or a dramatic moment of when I came to realize who I really was. Again, keeping in mind that one cannot describe who we each are, I'd suggest that we are life it's self, and the One who created us is the only one who can help us know or realize who we really are. 
 
What helps you realize that you are a ruby embedded in granite?
 
Stories help me.. and when I hear a story or a description of the deepest part of me, I just know if it's true also for me. 
 
These stories, these words and descriptions only scratch the surface.  They are just words and words are just symbols, they represent an idea or thought. And the description is only accurate if the meaning is identical for both the teller and the listener.. If there are misunderstandings of the symbols or different descriptions then the story is scewed  or twisted, it is not accurate. 
 
But if I can identidy with the storyteller then I sense or feel that the storyteller understands [me]; I can express or affirm who I am, what I felt, and can confirm or give feedback about the truth of MY experience or story. 
 
What really helps me the most is to connect to my creator. The Creator is the one who knows who I really am, and if I am still enough from my busy life I can contemplate on life and who I am, and disciver my place in the creation of all. 
 

No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing, by Tom Maxwell

FaceBook  On Nov 4, 2018 Quacinda Jodyne Topkok wrote:

 No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing Q.) What does being fully unified with your experience mean to you?    A.) To be aware of and appreciate life to the core..  to live in the moment, right now.    It's really quite logical and simple.. the past is past and nothing can change it. The future is always in the future no matter what. Not even emotion can change that fact.    Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually I 'know', with and without words the truth about time and place.    More specifically.. It means to be aware of my own domestication. To be aware of teachings and trainings I've been taught since birth; to be aware of whose approval I am seeking.. and surprisingly.. to [basically] be aware of language and the power of words (because whatever they mean to me may mean something different to anyone else and this can really add to our confusion in life); and why be aware of this? Because what we know and understand affects our values and beliefs and how we see and experience life. And even our our choices.    When I am aware of all these things then I can choose to ignore or forget it all, otherwise I am living automatically, I am living by my domestication (I had no choice regarding how I was taught and trained, how I was domesticated).   I can live by spirit more fully, I am aware of who I really am, I can live by truths and not by [the] lies that make me miserable.  I live by what is real.    Q.) Can you share a personal story of a time you got the feeling of the eternal present into your bones?    A.) Yes; exploring the woods behind our house in summertime. Watching my cat hunt in the never ending twilight of the Arctic region. Watching the birds within their nesting territory as they fly back and fourth gathering food for their babies. Just sitting and watching for hours, or wandering around for hours at place and tim  See full.

 No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing

Q.) What does being fully unified with your experience mean to you? 
 
A.) To be aware of and appreciate life to the core..  to live in the moment, right now. 
 
It's really quite logical and simple.. the past is past and nothing can change it. The future is always in the future no matter what. Not even emotion can change that fact. 
 
Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually I 'know', with and without words the truth about time and place. 
 
More specifically.. It means to be aware of my own domestication. To be aware of teachings and trainings I've been taught since birth; to be aware of whose approval I am seeking.. and surprisingly.. to [basically] be aware of language and the power of words (because whatever they mean to me may mean something different to anyone else and this can really add to our confusion in life); and why be aware of this? Because what we know and understand affects our values and beliefs and how we see and experience life. And even our our choices. 
 
When I am aware of all these things then I can choose to ignore or forget it all, otherwise I am living automatically, I am living by my domestication (I had no choice regarding how I was taught and trained, how I was domesticated).   I can live by spirit more fully, I am aware of who I really am, I can live by truths and not by [the] lies that make me miserable.  I live by what is real. 
 
Q.) Can you share a personal story of a time you got the feeling of the eternal present into your bones? 
 
A.) Yes; exploring the woods behind our house in summertime. Watching my cat hunt in the never ending twilight of the Arctic region. Watching the birds within their nesting territory as they fly back and fourth gathering food for their babies. Just sitting and watching for hours, or wandering around for hours at place and time with nothing but created Nature around me in their wordless influence upon me. THIS is what is REAL.. not manmade the chaos around me among other humans. 
 
Q.) What helps you avoid resisting the present?
 
A.) To take time and know.. to be aware. To quiet the mind and open my heart, and to reflect upon eternal truths.  

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Love Is Not An Emotion, by Barbara Frederickson

FaceBook  On Oct 25, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 I understand that we are made by love, and.. love is who we are. It is not something we get, it is something we give away. It is not just a feeling.. it is much more then that.. it is what makes life worthwhile and life has no meaning unless we are sharing it (giving it away).  So.. it is love coming out of us that fulfills our purpose, and not the feelings we have that we can experience when someone else gives us attention and love.  

 

Intentions And Effects, by Gary Zukav

FaceBook  On Oct 18, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 When I see the words 'intentions and effects' I remember that humans have a powerful source of power called 'the will'. When we are aware and apply the will we gain volition and can proceed from a beginning towards a goal.  Every day, even several times a day we can meditate (at least remember) our goal and apply the will again. In time we see the results of our persistence. 

 

You Must Shout From The Heart, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Oct 12, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 How do you relate to the notion that you are in fact the entire world, in all its triumphs and tears?    For me, I had to be pushed into the world before I could identify that I was a viable part of it. I had to see and experience pain and pass through confusion to clarity. Without vision, without volition, without persistence, without determination, I could not have stepped into my new role of responsibility; and this was motivated by pure love.      Can you share a personal story of a time a transformative shout roared from your heart?    Yes; for months I became aware that my preteen daughter and my husband had entered into some sort of conflict. At first my reaction was to be a peacemaker, but when the unresolved conflicts grew to big and so powerful I became aware that I could not manage the situation playing the part of peacemaker any longer. I despaired, and I prayed, and every moment the situation between the two reached out to engulf me I reached out to my source of Power (to God), and then one late evening It came to me that even though our kids had two parents, neither one of them was protecting and guiding them. My parenting style had been one of taking responsibility for them, but who was teaching them to be responsible for themselves... no one.    It was time to teach my daughter that no one could live her life for her, and it was time for her to take hold of life or it would take hold of her.    Now I knew it was time to show them how to take care of their own personal issues and problems as much as they could and teach them what I already knew and entrust them to take action for themselves and I would begin to hold back and let them handle their own lives and challenges.    This was not anything I read or had heard about and moved to action by head knowledge, but I just 'knew' without words.      What helps you proceed carefully with  See full.

 How do you relate to the notion that you are in fact the entire world, in all its triumphs and tears? 

 
For me, I had to be pushed into the world before I could identify that I was a viable part of it. I had to see and experience pain and pass through confusion to clarity. Without vision, without volition, without persistence, without determination, I could not have stepped into my new role of responsibility; and this was motivated by pure love. 
 
 
Can you share a personal story of a time a transformative shout roared from your heart? 
 
Yes; for months I became aware that my preteen daughter and my husband had entered into some sort of conflict. At first my reaction was to be a peacemaker, but when the unresolved conflicts grew to big and so powerful I became aware that I could not manage the situation playing the part of peacemaker any longer. I despaired, and I prayed, and every moment the situation between the two reached out to engulf me I reached out to my source of Power (to God), and then one late evening It came to me that even though our kids had two parents, neither one of them was protecting and guiding them. My parenting style had been one of taking responsibility for them, but who was teaching them to be responsible for themselves... no one. 
 
It was time to teach my daughter that no one could live her life for her, and it was time for her to take hold of life or it would take hold of her. 
 
Now I knew it was time to show them how to take care of their own personal issues and problems as much as they could and teach them what I already knew and entrust them to take action for themselves and I would begin to hold back and let them handle their own lives and challenges. 
 
This was not anything I read or had heard about and moved to action by head knowledge, but I just 'knew' without words. 
 
 
What helps you proceed carefully with your transformative shout?
 
We should always be aware that we are spiritual beings as well as physical. That we live by the heart as well as by our head and what we know, and the two should be balanced, that we cannot live just by knowledge but also by our hearts and by a 'knowing' without words to explain it. 

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