Help Nepal

April 28, 2015

Here are some good nonprofits to donate to in our efforts to help the people of Nepal:

  1. Oxfam
  2. United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
  3. Direct Relief
  4. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

If you would like to look up a specific charity to see how trustworthy and efficient it may be, I suggest checking it out on Charity Navigator. Here is Charity Navigator’s list of three and four-star nonprofits working on Nepal relief efforts: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1888#.VT_abM43dFK.


My Breath

April 18, 2015

always there

always

regardless of my attention

from first giving life

until release of life

my dedicated guide

never giving up on me

I can follow and live with purpose

or just drift along

the calming presence

If I stay grounded but light

it always carries me in the right direction

connecting a lump of earth like me to the heavens

Some explorations of ego and consciousness, beneath this flower:

dasy1


Spiritual License Plates

April 12, 2015

First of all, I would like to apologize for my the recent sparsity of my blog posts. I am going through a difficult time. However, I have a post for you here, which I had intended to publish a week ago, and have decided to go ahead and share now. I’ll try to keep blogging when I can. Life is a strange journey.

In my state, license plates must be seven characters long. It’s common for people to choose their own “vanity” plates instead of letting the state choose random letters and numbers for them. My car’s plate is EMPATHY, which reflects my core values. I use my plate as a reminded for me not to get angry or judge other drivers who make mistakes.

I cave compiled a list of seven letter plates that speak to our higher selves. So, without any further ado, here is my list of spiritual license plates:

MINDFUL

PRESENT

INSIGHT

VISIONS

INSPIRE

FREEDOM

GROWING

PLAYFUL

MEANING

REALIZE

HOWCOME

ORBITAL

ATTRACT

SPHERES

HEALING

REALITY

THOUGHT

QUANTUM

PHYSICS

VIBRATE

DEVELOP

CHIGONG

THAICHI

MAGICAL

SPARKLE

QIFIELD

SYSTEMS

GREATER

EARTHLY

GODDESS

GODHEAD

DREAMER

COMMUNE

RAPTURE

RADIANT

GLOWING

EXPLORE

SOARING

MESSAGE

LEARNED

HEALTHY

ONELOVE

RELATED

CONNECT

CYCLING

CIRCLES

BRAHMAN

KRISHNA

EGOLESS

EGOFREE

ENCHANT

MYSTICS

PATHWAY

KNOWING

It’s not the first list of seven letter words I’ve published. See here:

dasy1


…But Do They Date?

April 4, 2015

I have decided to base my vote for US President on how datable a candidate is. I have painstakingly searched Google for the phrase, “my date with [fill in candidates name]” to see what the dating public thinks of the potential candidates, and I have received some surprising results:

“my date with Elizabeth Warren” – 0 results

“my date with Jeb Bush” – 0 results

“my date with Ted Cruz” – 0 results

“my date with Rick Perry” – 0 results

“my date with Chris Christie” – 0 results

“my date with Bernie Sanders” – 0 results

“my date with Marco Rubio” – 0 results

“my date with Rand Paul” – 0 results

“my date with Richard Nixon” – 0 results

“my date with Joe Biden” – 2 results

“my date with Sarah Pailin” – 5 results

“my date with Al Gore” – 5 results

“my date with Hillary Clinton” – 4,350 results

Sorry, Richard Nixon, I thought this was going to be your year.

Don’t leave! Stay in the Daisybrain Universe by clicking this flower:

dasy1


Secret Histories

April 1, 2015

Some things not taught in history, probably because they muddle up the stories…

The American Revolution: Fighting Against Freedom

During the American Revolution, Britain proclaimed that any American slaves who escaped their rebel masters and made it to British held territory would be freed.* Thousands risked their lives to take the British up on their offer, including some of George Washington’s slaves. Although the French friend of the Revolution, Lafayette, strongly urged Washington to free at least the slaves who fought for the colonists, Washington refused and, after the War, tried to convince Great Britain to return freed slaves to their former masters. The British declined, staying true to their word. Some were kidnapped by slave traders, but many thousands were evacuated by the British first to Nova Scotia and later to Great Britain. The Americans lobbied for years to get the British to pay compensation to the American slave owners who had lost their “property.”

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Pi Post!

March 29, 2015

This last pi day (March 14, or 3.14) was special. The date was 3.14.15, all in keeping with pi (3.14159265359….) Being a very naive non-mathematition sort of person, the following occurred to me. I await a response from a left side brain dominant person.

We can never know how big any circle is:

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Diner

March 25, 2015

There is a pair of delicate purple tulips, with just a few inches of stem, in a small glass tea cup with a handle. The cup is filled about one third with water, leaving no doubt as to the authenticity of the flowers. At least the flowers are real. The same can’t be said for the slice of Boston creme pie on my plate. The diner was honest enough to spell it as “creme” since it obviously has no real cream in it. It is quite a beautiful imitation of a dessert. I guess that’s why I got a slice, after seeing its radiant beauty in the display case. But I wouldn’t dare destroy this work of art with a fork. I know that it would taste like artificially sweetened coagulated grease. And besides, just look at it – it’s a perfect, idealized replica of a real Boston cream pie.

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