There’s so much knowledge we have access to, with so many things to explore with our minds. We know about such things as the winter solstice and the cycles of the planet and now know why stone age humans picked the location to build Stonehenge. Apparently it’s located slap bang at the end of a natural phenomenon of deep ridges carved out of the bedrock, caused by glaciers, pointing straight towards the winter solstice sunset. It must have got heads scratching and wonder.
We’re no longer from the stone age, we have expanded our species and our knowledge. We need to stop taking from the planet without return. We need compassion, peace and the combination of technology and planet~sense if humanity has a chance in the future. Meat has to come off of the menu for so many reasons. I might stand in the centre of Gors Fawr aged stone at some time during this 2017 winter’s solstice and make a few compassionate wishes for humanity.
A trailer containing hundreds of turkeys overturned today on the M5 motorway, UK. Vegan activists tried to save the survivors and were stopped. One woman lay over one of the turkeys to stop anyone from harming it. This one sentient being from the hundreds involved in this horrific accident was saved. The rest of the turkey survivors were pulled about by their legs and wings whether injured or not. These were sentient beings, sentient beings who had already suffered in such an horrific way, being trapped in plastic crates that were flung violently to the ground. Therefore the behaviour of those picking them up without compassion, to be taken away to their fate, was in my opinion totally disgusting!
Beloved reading this, when you get stressed out big time and all you can know is that you are still breathing.
I found helpful to make myself physically as comfortable as possible or accept what~is, then imagine that in each breath going out that the love of the universe is flowing out and as I breathed in the love from other sentient beings and of the universe was flowing in. I have invited friends (some I have only just met) to do the same and whether stressed or not, maybe you can too? I think maybe it is sort a like meditation?
If you find yourself devaluing what a friend is sharing, belittling them, being unsupportive of their moral stances, undermining their efforts, giving false dress codes to a function, are non-compliant of previously set boundaries and basically being a draining one~way street, you’re being a frienemy. Please stop that shit or you will have no real friends left and will not be able to keep new ones for long. Start by listening and valuing the ethics of others, support their stance, keep shtum about things the other person has entrusted to you, respect boundaries and FFS did I mention NOT to tittle~tattle.
Also if you recognise some of these traits in your friends, then you’ve got an infestation of frienemies. I suggest you be grateful for the discernment and make a choice:
One is to end the relationship soon, before they tell someone something that can land you in the dangerously deep, hard to get out of, slimy, stinking shit!
Another more gracious approach is to keep the frienemy by careful management e.g. never passing on information, giving them a taste of mercy by remaining in their life (but I’m not personally sure at this present time how that is achievable, I might need to work on that).
A strange yet enlightening time is had, when you ask the universe to protect you from your enemies and you start losing friends.
Post Script: Inoculation boosters against pain from a frienemy are friends.
Ponder what resources am I talking about, well maybe it’s: Physical attributes, charm, kindness, compassion… or vegan recipes, permaculture knowledge, spare land, soil, saved seeds from the plants you let go to seed… that push bike or material scraps, a potato peeler, money… family and friends connections… I invite you to ponder what resources you are accountable for. Seriously, ponder what they are, waste not and please do the best you can with it or give it to someone else who you know that can.
You might like to make your own list to reflect over.