Our little gift to you is a mini-health-day á la O·live Retreat for you to give yourself. A simplified version of our teachings that you could try at home, however without our Mind Detox that is the fundamental part of all health quest where we begin with the crucial questions to understand why we don't … Continue reading A Loving Gift to Yourself
A Woman King, A Crydian
we live in a world where men are not allowed to cry, or women to be kings. i don’t like this world, i’m a man, and i’m crying now. i cry every day. it seems to be the only thing i’m consistently good at, the only thing that comes easily to me. people say i’m … Continue reading A Woman King, A Crydian
If You Suffer You Expect What You Can’t Have
It’s the nature of the human body and mind to be low, bad and sick sometimes. It happens now and again. But it is not the end. Life is a process and not a finished product (OO8 #2) and wherever you look in the universe there is only one fundamental rule: change. Even though we struggle … Continue reading If You Suffer You Expect What You Can’t Have
the eternal snow-flower storm
Today it snowed flowers on me, and I remembered all the times it snowed snow on me when I was growing up in northern Ohio, where for seven months a year the sun would disappear behind a smear of gray as far as one could breathe, which was not very far. When it snowed flowers … Continue reading the eternal snow-flower storm
is competition manly?
As we gear up for the March 28th retreat in Ronda, and since it was women's day yesterday, i got to thinking about what it means to be a man, and the subject of competition came up right away. i'm not much of a real man. I lost my taste for competition many years ago, and … Continue reading is competition manly?
The Small of god’s Things (OO8, #6)
During the Olive off-season I explore myself in new contexts with a view to developing my sense of compassion, and bettering myself in light of the person I want to be. This off-season I am exploring an old pastime, teaching, here in Thailand where peace is the local belief system's first affirmation. I have three … Continue reading The Small of god’s Things (OO8, #6)
Detox Tips – Kidneys
The kidneys and the liver are often seen as the detox organs. I see all organs as detoxing; the gut, the skin, the muscles, the lungs, even the brain. The whole body fights unwanted molecules, and the mind fights unwanted thoughts and emotions. They serve us so beautifully all the time. Talk about love and cooperation! But many … Continue reading Detox Tips – Kidneys
Detox Tips – Some of the Worst Toxins
To detox or to cleanse means to get rid of toxins! So what are those small molecules that makes us ill or even die? Most of us think of the toxins we eat or inhale, or get through our skin, but our bodies also produce toxins depending on how we feel and think! Very bad ones. A … Continue reading Detox Tips – Some of the Worst Toxins
The Best Detox Ever – Embrace the Chaos Theory!
The Chaos Theory tries to see patterns in chaotic systems created by humans or by nature. At our knowledge so far, there seem to be few things more chaotic than the human heart - speeding up, slowing down, pretty face, scary face…it’s heretic! No rules of our modern society apply to the heart. We don’t … Continue reading The Best Detox Ever – Embrace the Chaos Theory!
Wittgenstein said, “Look….”
“….don’t think.” I have been a vegan/vegetarian off and on for around the last 20 years, and was still eating the occasional fish up until around 7 years ago when I made the final commitment to eliminate all animal products from my diet and life, including a few very beautiful leather goods. We were sitting … Continue reading Wittgenstein said, “Look….”