“Every time you decide, you shift. Choose who you want to be and you will shift into that version of yourself.” By Bentinho Massaro I came a cross Bentinho Massaro a few years ago and watched his videos with my wife. He was talking about the key to manifestation. No elaborate practices, meditations, exercises, just … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #18: Wow, did you feel the earth move?
“Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.” By George Carlin Well, can’t get any clearer than this, can you? Happiness is an inside thing. We cannot get happiness; we can only be happy. Stuff is external. Surrounding yourself with stuff might be … Continue reading Saturday’s Surprises #17: You can’t make me happy
“CLUTTER, it’s not just the stuff on the floor. It’s anything that gets between you and the life you want to be living.” By Peter Walsh Would you mind if I simply said: Yup, I agree? Well, I might. I completely agree with this. My house is physically cluttered and I’m working on ridding myself … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #17: Hoarder Alert!
Inspired more from one of the stories from the Hopi, but also from descriptions of the Manitou. The funny thing is I found this curious book and the back cover said it was written from the perspective of a crow and I'm sure that's part of this too. All these creatures come from an amalgamation … Continue reading Study Of A Sky Spirit
Hello Pottery Enthusiasts! The Winter Semester of classes is just around the corner! Come get your hand dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild! Registration for winter pottery classes will be taking place on Wednesday December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto … Continue reading Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!
“Learn the difference between connection and attachment. One gives power, the other sucks the life out of you.” By unknown Last Thursday’s quote opened a door to understanding this quite clearly. Connecting with something is an exchange of energy. Whatever it is, you are feeling energized by it. It’s exciting, motivating, exhilarating , and fun. … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #17: I feel something here, but…
I got inspired by one of many descriptions I’ve read of the Manitou according to the Ojibwe people combined with various Japanese forest creatures. The strange figure rises out of the dead tree stump and remains part of it. It is ready to wander the world. Perhaps looking for those who harm the earth. The … Continue reading Study Of A Mountain Spirit
“Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.” By Lori Deschene I feel we react to stuff hardly when the energy of the stimuli is at its highest. Consider the laws of physics that … Continue reading Wednesday’s Wisdoms #17: Now, wait a blessed minute!
In this case, I got inspired by one of many descriptions I’ve read of the Manitou according to the Ojibwe people. Floating around my mind, are a great many folk tales and illustrations from the old folktale paperbacks I collected as a teen. This one seems to rise out of the ground like heat haze … Continue reading Study Of A Great Plains Spirit
Introduction Commodification of devotional artworks diminishes their original meanings. Colonialism and institutional practices have for centuries eroded cultural identity associated to these traditional art forms and diluted their intended meanings. Looking at the history of the Hopi Kachina dolls and the greater significance of Kachinas to the Hopi people, we can better appreciate what has … Continue reading Teaching Tuesdays – Commodification and the Road to Re-appropriation of The Hopi Identity