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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:02 PM

Hopi Message

(A Blackfoot friend shared this message with me today.)

Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous.

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand -- the two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.

Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples; we have always been, and continue to be, exterminated. But we still haven't stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. Don't feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.

You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.

You need to be well and strong. And for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy, and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.

This is what is asked of you:

Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision-seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do -- serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.

Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith, and lov

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H2O Man Sep 2020 OP
crickets Sep 2020 #1
H2O Man Sep 2020 #2
PlanetBev Sep 2020 #3
H2O Man Sep 2020 #8
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #4
H2O Man Sep 2020 #11
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #30
Hekate Sep 2020 #5
H2O Man Sep 2020 #13
mzmolly Sep 2020 #6
H2O Man Sep 2020 #16
Budi Sep 2020 #7
H2O Man Sep 2020 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2020 #9
triron Sep 2020 #10
H2O Man Sep 2020 #18
triron Sep 2020 #12
H2O Man Sep 2020 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2020 #15
H2O Man Sep 2020 #19
triron Sep 2020 #29
burrowowl Sep 2020 #84
triron Sep 2020 #35
malaise Sep 2020 #50
niyad Sep 2020 #76
triron Sep 2020 #82
niyad Sep 2020 #83
triron Sep 2020 #98
niyad Sep 2020 #100
triron Sep 2020 #109
llashram Sep 2020 #20
H2O Man Sep 2020 #41
coeur_de_lion Sep 2020 #21
H2O Man Sep 2020 #45
triron Sep 2020 #48
H2O Man Sep 2020 #53
Lucinda Sep 2020 #22
H2O Man Sep 2020 #54
coeur_de_lion Sep 2020 #23
H2O Man Sep 2020 #55
Ponietz Sep 2020 #24
H2O Man Sep 2020 #56
Bradshaw3 Sep 2020 #25
H2O Man Sep 2020 #57
Bradshaw3 Sep 2020 #85
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2020 #26
H2O Man Sep 2020 #58
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2020 #60
malthaussen Sep 2020 #103
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2020 #105
smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #27
H2O Man Sep 2020 #59
wryter2000 Sep 2020 #28
H2O Man Sep 2020 #67
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #31
H2O Man Sep 2020 #68
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #110
proud patriot Sep 2020 #32
H2O Man Sep 2020 #69
cayugafalls Sep 2020 #33
H2O Man Sep 2020 #71
Peaceful Protester Sep 2020 #34
H2O Man Sep 2020 #73
niyad Sep 2020 #75
Joinfortmill Sep 2020 #36
H2O Man Sep 2020 #89
Kali Sep 2020 #37
H2O Man Sep 2020 #90
Kali Sep 2020 #101
Mike 03 Sep 2020 #38
H2O Man Sep 2020 #91
volstork Sep 2020 #39
H2O Man Sep 2020 #92
Midnightwalk Sep 2020 #40
H2O Man Sep 2020 #93
OneGrassRoot Sep 2020 #42
H2O Man Sep 2020 #95
OneGrassRoot Sep 2020 #111
MagickMuffin Sep 2020 #43
H2O Man Sep 2020 #46
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 2020 #44
turbinetree Sep 2020 #47
malaise Sep 2020 #49
Layzeebeaver Sep 2020 #51
Withywindle Sep 2020 #52
Horse with no Name Sep 2020 #61
Kid Berwyn Sep 2020 #62
fierywoman Sep 2020 #63
Ani Yun Wiya Sep 2020 #64
ms liberty Sep 2020 #65
niyad Sep 2020 #66
spanone Sep 2020 #70
Talitha Sep 2020 #72
Tommymac Sep 2020 #74
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2020 #77
hamsterjill Sep 2020 #78
Amaryllis Sep 2020 #79
c-rational Sep 2020 #80
PurgedVoter Sep 2020 #81
Blue Owl Sep 2020 #86
calimary Sep 2020 #87
amuse bouche Sep 2020 #88
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #94
G_j Sep 2020 #96
SayItLoud Sep 2020 #97
Trueblue Texan Sep 2020 #99
Wawannabe Sep 2020 #102
malthaussen Sep 2020 #104
PatrickforO Sep 2020 #106
RestoreAmerica2020 Sep 2020 #107
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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:08 PM

1. Love this positive, strengthening message. Thanks for sharing it! K&R

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Response to crickets (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:09 PM

2. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:14 PM

3. Wow, H2O, thank you for posting this

It’s just what I needed right now. I’ve been in a dark place all morning. I will treasure these words forever.

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Response to PlanetBev (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:26 PM

8. Good.

I thought that some of our Good Friends in this community might find it an important message now.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:18 PM

4. Excellent!

Ty for posting this!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:42 PM

11. Thanks!

I'm glad you like it, Friend SheltieLover!

I was happy to get the message today from an old friend.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:41 PM

30. I'm always happy to receive indigenous messages filled with Wisdom & Truth!



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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:19 PM

5. Thank you. I think I'm hanging on by a thread -- this essay is a keeper. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:45 PM

13. Thanks, Hekate!

White Eagle is a very wise lady. While I do not know her personally, from my old friend I got the impression that she knew there are many, many Good People who needed to hear this message now.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:21 PM

6. Much needed.

Thank you for sharing.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:53 PM

16. Thanks, Friend mzmolly!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:25 PM

7. K & R

A much appreciated post for today.

Thank you

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:54 PM

17. Thanks, Budi!

I think it's a good message for all of us at this time.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:29 PM

9. Excellent advice for all of us.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:40 PM

10. For sure. Also sounds consistent with Eastern thought.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:55 PM

18. When I read it,

I immediately knew it would be good to share with the DU community.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:43 PM

12. I once watch a film called "Koyaanisqatsi" which is Hopi for 'life gone crazy'.

No words, just a film with music background (by Philip Glass I think).
Very unique.

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Response to triron (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:47 PM

14. Great film.

It fits today as much as it did the day it was released. Thank you for mentioning it -- I strongly recommend it for anyone who hasn't seen it. For that matter, for anyone who hasn't seen it lately.

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Response to triron (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:48 PM

15. It means "Life out of balance." Here's part of it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:58 PM

19. Thank you!

I used to have it on VHS tape. A few years back, there was an art teacher who came here for ceremony. She was a strong lady, very interested in truth and justice. She had found it on a DVD. I haven't been able to watch it in years. Time seems to unfold faster as I grow older. I appreciate that you shared this!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:40 PM

29. Yes I've heard that translation as well.

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Response to triron (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:39 AM

84. Thanks for link!

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Response to triron (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:06 PM

50. Thanks for this

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Response to triron (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:27 PM

76. Would you consider posting this as its own OP for visibility?

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Response to niyad (Reply #76)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:59 PM

82. Please be my guest. You must already have a good headline to give it!

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Response to triron (Reply #82)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:01 AM

83. Sorry, I can't. My machine won't let me post links.

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Response to niyad (Reply #83)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:51 AM

98. ok I will do so later today.

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Response to triron (Reply #98)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:09 AM

100. Thank you.

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Response to triron (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:58 PM

109. Here is the entire film:

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:07 PM

20. I see portal

Wise counselling here...

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Response to llashram (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:51 PM

41. It did me good

to read it. There is so much hostility in society today.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:12 PM

21. This is so beautiful

And so much expresses my heart right now.

Sometimes I think you’re a higher more evolved version of myself.

As you know I am at that point where the crisis Is either going to break me or make me.

Turning inward, I am waiting for divine inspiration to decide next steps. I can’t be a 24/7consumer of the news anymore.

Love you to death brother. I appreciate you right now more than I ever have before.



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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:03 PM

45. Well.....

that is very kind of you.

I just went for a walk. Not a long walk. I drove a bit, and then followed an old abandoned railroad bed into some woods. I turned off onto a deer path, and followed it to a plateau. Many years ago -- somewhere between 35 and 100 -- I had found a carved stone there, what is commonly called a "paint pot." On the inside, long ago, an Indian woman had carved a sun rise. So I go back there to think when the opportunity arises. I came across a pottery shard from the late woodland phase, along with a nutting stone and some flint pre-forms.

Upon my return to my vehicle, I noticed a man in a large truck sitting nearby, scowling at me. He had a large American flag painted on his truck. The closer I got, the more evident it was that he was staring at me in an unfriendly way. So I smiled and waved to him. He hesitated a bit, and finally waved back at me.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #45)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:35 PM

48. Sounds like a nice beautiful hike. People can be surprising sometimes as well.

A kind face brings out good. I and my gf do a hike in the Sandia foothills (near Albuquerque)
every morning. Gets our day started out much better.

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Response to triron (Reply #48)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:46 PM

53. I'm stuck with

a wrinkled old mug, but I was smiling. (grin)

There was a bit of discussion some time back about a projectile point-type called Sandia. If I remember correctly, someone said they found one at a lower level than a fluted point. An old friend gave me one with a broken tip many years ago, along with his collection of western points. Beautiful materials.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:16 PM

22. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

Thank you!
I have been saying the same...but not with this much grace.
❤️ ~✿~❧~🌿~❧~✿~ ❤️

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:47 PM

54. Thank you, Lucinda!

Keep on spreading the positive message!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:19 PM

23. I wish

That we could keep this kicked forever and keep coming back and talking about this.

I am bookmarking and you’ll hear more from me on here from now until this is all resolved one way or another.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:55 PM

55. On a positive note,

it has not sank as quickly as most of my nonsense does.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:19 PM

24. Don't worry be Hopi.

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:55 PM

56. Nice!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:20 PM

25. Thanks for the beautiful, spirit lifting message

Every summer the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff hosts a week long cultural/music/arts fair for each of three different tribes - the Hopi was always my favorite. They just have such a beautiful worldview and were always so great to visit with at their booths.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:01 PM

57. Thank you!

Years ago, Thomas Banyacya was at Onondaga. Although he was from a different part of North America than the Onondaga Elders, his message was pretty much the same. Powerful man. Are you familiar with him? (He passed on in the late 1990s.)

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #57)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:40 AM

85. I am not but what I found about him searching makes me want to learn more

I used to live just a few miles from First and Second Mesa. I always thought the story of Lewis Tewamina would make a great doc or dramatic movie, both for his athletic exploits but also later when he fought against forced institutional "education" of NA children and the cultural cancellation that went with it.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:24 PM

26. As everyone has observed today, this is a very important message, my dear H20 Man.

I actually feel serene, most of the time. Sometimes my anger rages out of control and I let it go, so that what is left inside me is good. It seems to work.

I am certainly not a holy person but I believe we all have these elements inside us. The trick is to put the holy and good aspects of our personalities in the ascendancy where they will have more room to be expressed.

Thank you so much for posting this! I hope that every person who feels they're headed for the hole will read this.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #26)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:05 PM

58. Respectfully disagree, Peggy!

You are such a kind and gentle person. That is "holy," though not necessarily "religious." Tadodaho Leon Shenandoah taught that gentleness is the greatest human strength. Add to that, that you are a poet-artist. Your contributions on this forum are always so important!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #58)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:12 PM

60. My dear H20 Man...

I am honored by your thoughtful remarks. Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:07 PM

103. Don't confuse "holy" with "religious."

Moreover, don't confuse "religion" with "belief in the Christian god."

At bottom, a holy person is one who walks with compassion. Come to think of it, that's the original meaning of "Christian" as well.

You get pissed off once in awhile? Ever read about JC and the moneylenders?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #103)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:19 PM

105. Those are excellent points, my dear mal...

I think you're right. I just hadn't thought it completely through.

Oh yes, I know that parable well.

Thank you.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:34 PM

27. Thank you, H2O Man.

Very good advice, and I really need to take it seriously. All of this chaos and negativity has really been taking a toll on me physically, mentally and spiritually.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:08 PM

59. The hostility has

saturated the environment to a very dangerous extent. I was telling one of my sisters yesterday that I have been more tired out mentally in recent weeks. As a result, I leave my property less often than usual -- which has been twice per month for years now, except when my son is boxing in the Golden Gloves. Now that I've picked about 90% of the produce from my garden, I am spending more time out at my pond.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:37 PM

28. Amazing

Just what I needed

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:13 PM

67. Good!

I'm so happy that you and others like it as much as I do!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:42 PM

31. K&R!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:14 PM

68. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #68)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 03:00 PM

110. TY for sharing!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:51 PM

32. Whew I really needed to read that

thanks for sharing it

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:16 PM

69. Thanks!

I think a lot of us needed it today. I'm really glad that you like it!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:52 PM

33. Good message

We should take it to heart.

Told my dad today during phone call almost the same kind of message. He is ready to give up, he felt much better after the phone call.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:17 PM

71. Great!

I'm glad that you talked with your Dad today. It sounds like he got benefit from your message. That is so important!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:01 PM

34. H2O Man, the last sentence is not yet complete (see: love).



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Response to Peaceful Protester (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:22 PM

73. It was but off

when I first got it. Sorry about that! But yes, it should be "love."

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Response to Peaceful Protester (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:26 PM

75. Would you please consider posting it as its own OP, for visibility.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:13 PM

36. Amen.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:56 AM

89. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:19 PM

37. I'm not so much into the mystical stuff

but if you don't take of yourself, how can you take care of anything else? especially women who get shoved into caretaker roles all the time - if you wear your self out you can not do that job. it is not selfish to care for yourself.

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Response to Kali (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:58 AM

90. I agree.

It is especially important for people to take care of themselves at this time.

Note: Magical Mystery Tour is not among my favorite Beatles albums, though it does contain some great music.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #90)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:48 AM

101. ha!



side note, spent a few summers as a kid below First Mesa in the village of Polacca in a little two room sandstone house with no electricity, out house down the hill. my Father was doing some research at the Health Center in Keams Canyon. my white blond hair was a novelty. went to some dances and saw rain afterwards. it was magical to a child for sure.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:23 PM

38. Thank you so much for posting this.

It is priceless, absolutely precious advice.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #38)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:59 AM

91. Thanks, Mike!

I am happy that you and others here like it!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:26 PM

39. Deep thanks, H2O.

I needed to hear this.

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Response to volstork (Reply #39)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:00 AM

92. Thank you!

I think that a lot of us needed to hear it!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:27 PM

40. What a nice message

Just back from a nice long walk and ate and drank some before reading. I went a little different way and saw a beautiful hollowed out part in a huge oak. Maybe a lightening strike? I hope the tree does ok.

What a great message. The cares and worries are still here, but wandering around is always so relaxing and rewarding.

Thanks for posting

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:09 AM

93. Thanks!

I try to go for a walk most days. Much of the time, they are short walks, but I'm fortunate to live very rurally, and have fields and woods all around on my property. There are plenty of days when it's just a walk out to my pond to feed the fish and birds, and sitting quietly.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:54 PM

42. Joy in the resistance...

This is such an excellent reminder. I used to think of this frequently, as it's something my dearest friend, a Black woman, has pointed out to me and I thus see it in the Black community as a whole.

The joy of people who have been dehumanized and exterminated, as your friend says. Their joy is an act of resistance -- "They can take everything but they can't take our joy."

I, like so many responding, needed this right now.

Thank you.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #42)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:20 AM

95. Thanks, Buddy!

What a strange time, eh? Last week, on FB, a person who doesn't know me felt a need to threaten me. A fine example of the attempted short-cuts in thinking commonly found among Trump supporters! I knew a bit about him, while he had no idea who I am. As his late father had been a hell's angel, I concluded that threats were the most common form of communication within his family system. More, I knew that he was rather unlikely to drive for six hours to get here, since he had no idea where I live.

After noting that even a cowardly chihuahua would dare to bark at a lion on a television or computer screen, I eventually engaged him in conversation. We ended up having a civil conversation, though we could never be friends.

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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:36 AM

111. I increasingly have fewer and fewer words...

I'm approaching a numb state. It feels like the Nazi zombie apocalypse is upon us. I can't deal with pro-Trump/QAnon people. At all. Good on you and any other kind soul who can have a civil conversation. to you.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:01 PM

43. Can we share this with our friends who could also benefit from this Wisdom?


I get to co host zoom meetings and end it with a sacred prayer. This one would be uplifting note to end on.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:04 PM

46. Oh, please do!

That would be good. Thank you!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:02 PM

44. Thank you!

Such a powerful message and wonderful reminder of our strength, resilience and opportunity to choose joy.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:20 PM

47. Wado..........

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.


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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:05 PM

49. K & R

Take care of yourselves!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:29 PM

51. And VOTE...

Just a minor addition.

But the message as it stands holds true for all generations.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:33 PM

52. Thank you so much for this

Wisdom I needed to hear today.

It's so easy to get overwhelmed and depressed. These are good tools for fighting that, and rising above.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:13 PM

61. Love!!

I want to have a better outlook but it’s so hard.
This is wonderful!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:16 PM

62. Thank you, H2O Man!

“Small minds cannot grasp great ideas; to their narrow comprehension, their purblind vision, nothing seems really great and important but themselves.”

― Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/41082/41082-pdf.pdf

Time to grab the bough, y’all.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:35 PM

63. A thousand thanks for this -- I love it and really needed it today. ...

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:43 PM

64. Aho H2O Man

Good advice...

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:59 PM

65. Thanks for a necessary reminder

I was doing okay until RBG, but that has shaken me and left me feeling off balance. "May you live in interesting times" isn't a proverb, right now it feels more like a curse.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:59 PM

66. Thank you so very much for sharing this.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:16 PM

70. A beacon in this dark time...

thank you H20 Man

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:20 PM

72. Thank you so much for posting this!

It reminds me of something I heard many years ago, about a prisoner in a Nazi death camp. No matter how horribly he was treated, he would pray to God every night and give thanks. One night another prisoner said to him "We are prisoners in a miserable death camp... what do you have to be thankful for?" The little old man looked at him and said... "Because I'm not like them."



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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:26 PM

74. This needs to be 'perma-linked' on the Front Page for all to read everyday until 1/20/21

Regardless I will read it everyday starting today.

It is powerful. Real power.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:38 PM

77. I need this; bookmarking. Thank you H2O Man 💙💚

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:40 PM

78. I love this.

The perspective is simply awesome. As per your permission upthread, I intend to share with some who are outside DU and could benefit, I believe.

Thanks for bringing this to us.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:52 PM

79. Thank you so much! I Just printed it out and am putting it on my table in front of my couch where I

sit all the time and also sending to a bunch of friends. So inspiring. The RBG thing was taking its toll. This gave me a much needed perspective. Out of the hole and into the portal. What a great re-frame. THank you, thank you! This should be posted once a week till the election is settled. I'm absolutely serious. THis is the kind of energy we need to be putting out, and we need constant reminders to counter the negativity.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:11 PM

80. Absolutely wonderful sage advice. Thank you H2O Man..

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:37 PM

81. Thank you for reminding me who I am.

There are times when it is easy to fall to the blindness of anger.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:47 AM

86. K&R

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 04:28 AM

87. I'd add gardening to the list in the last sentence. It feeds the soul.

Creates beauty - that the whole neighborhood can share and which can feed your own soul. Add a few more green leaves and buds to this battered ecosystem. The quiet that's involved is healing and restorative to the spirit. It can be very contemplative work. I've found it helps the focus, and adds serenity, as well as an accomplishment or two! Plant a tree if you have the space - in honor of the many trees lost in the fires. Or get a pot or other container and plant some seeds. A packet of seeds isn't very expensive, and it's such a joy to watch what sprouts. It's a hopeful act. Sorta renews one's faith. And if you don't have a garden, maybe a friend does, and will give your seedling(s) a new home.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 06:23 AM

88. nice

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:11 AM

94. I want to set this to ambient music.

Has he read this aloud?

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:25 AM

96. Aho

right on the mark

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:38 AM

97. Thank you H20, you and others might enjoy

Touch The Earth
by Terry McLuhan (daughter of Marshall)

I met and interviewed her when her book came out and have had it in my library and heart ever since.

Synopsis: "We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and the winding streams with tangled growth, as 'wild. Only to the white man was nature a 'wilderness' and only to him was the land 'infested' with 'wild' animals and 'savage' people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it 'wild' for us, it was that for us the 'Wild West' began." TOUCH THE EARTH is a selection of statements and writings by North American Indians, chosen to illuminate the course of Indian history and the abiding values of Indian life. Together they recount the pain of the Indian as he watched the white man kill the wild herbs and overrun the sacred lands of his ancestors. Mystified at first by the white man's ways, the Indian tone gives way first to anger, then desperation and, finally hopelessness. More than 50 pages of photographs, taken by the American photographer Edward S. Curtis in the early years of this century, complement the text.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:58 AM

99. I was just about to say goodbye...

...when I decided to click on this. It was what I needed to read. And I am going to say goodbye for a while. I have marked my calendar for the first day of early voting in Texas; I have written both my senators; I have donated to dems all over the country, nationally and state parties. Now I'm going to focus on my vision for our future. I'm going to focus on healing myself and our nation. I am going to rest my spirit and find peace again. I will be back, but I have to get calm, silent, and still for a while. Peace to you all and may we all wake from this nightmare on November 4, 2020 with great joy and determination to restore our democracy stronger and better than it ever has been before.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:56 AM

102. Wow

So powerful. And freeing!

😌❤️

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:10 PM

104. As an occaisional comparative philosopher and anthropologist...

... I have long been interested in how similar spiritual paths are among different cultures, when one gets to their roots. If there is such a thing as "universal morality," surely it is found here.

-- Mal

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:39 PM

106. Thank you for this. It is probably the best advice we could have right now.

Very much appreciated.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:09 PM

107. Thank you for sharing inspirational message-Iim exhausted from the daily assault of unending propaga

Propaganda and lies--easy to fall into the abyss with the 24/7 nonstop news, the risk of covid19, the over 200,000 lives lost to virus, almost 7M cases wirh no end insight and with election about a month away--message gives me pause--reminds me to turn off the tv, shut down the noise and take time to reflect..

But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:16 PM

108. Thank you!

Saving, sharing, and putting this into daily practice. Thank you.

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