Exploring the Human Condition: altered states of consciousness

Originally posted on in the life and mind of an artist...:


This is the link to the blog written by Cindy Marabito to help save my dog’s life. My life has been turned upside down in the past two weeks. One victim of the change has been my companion Biscuit, an aussie shepherd mix. He has never seen me as his pack leader and so without Jim anymore, he is lost.

When I got help from my God-son who has come to live here so together we can build an organic farm, my dog Biscuit went nuts. He was very upset and I couldn’t control him. For two days and nights he would not stop howling and barking, and he was inconsolable.

In order to protect my new son and any other people, I had to let the animal shelter here in my county of Bastrop, Texas, come and get him. They would have anyway once the neighbors returned home…

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Sadly, and with a lot of embarrassment, I post this today out of true need and nothing else. After my fourteen year long roommate cleaned out my bank account and just left quite unexpectedly, I am at a loss. I’ve been worried about how I was going to pay my land taxes because I just got the nasty letter from the lawyers, but truly now, I’m just worried about how to feed my animals and myself. Jim left us with no water, of course we have tap, but it is horrible fluoride and heavy Chlorine tasting… I have one chicken in the fridge which I can cook today for the animals, but I am vegetarian. And after that, I have nothing. I have to find a way to get through this month. I can’t order any water or food without funds to do it. So, if you have a paypal account and can spare anything at all, my address is cissyblue555@gmail.com and we would be eternally grateful for your kindness. I can’t get upset or be all broken apart. I simply must forge ahead and look for brighter days. But in the meantime, I have to post this plea for help or be really really hungry and I don’t want my animals to suffer. So even if you don’t feel like helping me, please do it for my pets. They are old and innocent in all this silly drama. I won’t forget my friends and I really do appreciate your kindness more than words can even say. THANK YOU so very much. And if you don’t do paypal, my mailing address is Cecile Caple, 206 Wayside Court, Elgin, TX 78621. Even a couple of bucks will help. I do not have a savings account, I live from check to check, barely, and I know everyone is hurting these days I do. And I help them a lot. Not to be brag or be pompous at all, but I do. Now I need help, and as much as it galls me to have to ask, here I am asking from the bottom of our hearts, please make it possible for me to get through this month, this beautiful month of April, so I can feed my crew and not have to suffer. Thank you again. I will not forget my friends and their kindness. Cissy down in Tejas at the farm… <3


A widely inhabited universe… so wonderful and so amazing! Disclosure is real. ‘Tis better to know, than to dine in ignorance. The possibilities boggle the imagination. What a happy 59th birthday! What a game-changer! Most likely we’ve just barely witnessed the full spectrum of very compelling knowledge to be had in days to come… PEACE!

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Reposted from:   Collective-Evolution   | by   Arjun Walia .

Time-lapse Photograph of Phenomenon

Known as the Hessdalen Interactive Observatory, scientists at the University of Ostfold, Hessdalen, Norway have captured and documented many strange anomalies that seem to plague the area. It’s the only official 24 hour UFO observatory in the world. Radar and cameras have tracked and filmed numerous unexplainable phenomenon, the fastest one recorded at 30,000 km per hour. (Faster than any known air-craft today).

The example you see in the video below is known as the “Hessdalen phenomenon.” In September of 2007, a major survey was carried out by university scientists and students with a number of observation instruments. On the fourth night, the phenomenon decided to show up for them, up close.

The first UFO you see is not the one that showed up for the scientists and students working in the field, it comes shortly…

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Please forgive us here at the farm in central Te’jas, for re-blogging some gardening posts… we believe they are good info to have, even though it is off-topic just a bit… plants are one of my devotions…

Originally posted on Fiona Grows Food:

Snowball onion set

Snowball onion set

Onions are one of the nicest things to grow in your garden and one of the first crops to plant in spring. I always feel that once I plant my onions, then my gardening year has really started. They are relatively easy to grow and once you follow a few guidelines, should provide you with one of the best crops of the year. They can be stored for months in the correct conditions and are a staples of most culinary dishes.

You can of course, grow onions from seed but I would advise against it unless you have the time, patience and a greenhouse/polytunnel. Instead, I would recommend you get yourself some onion sets. Onion sets are partly grown onion bulbs, they are usually more reliable than growing from seed and because you are growing from set, there will be less work as there is no thinning…

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Here is a video of a man named John Bergman. He has many available on the YouTube. He is one of many modern-day pioneers who are excitedly forging a new age of healing and medicine in our western societies.

Here is an insert from a post to my facebook page.

He boils it down, this guy, if you take medications from a doctor, these pills are doing either one of three things, and long-term, none of them good. Once again, another actually intelligent healer (isn’t that what doctors are supposed to be?) makes sense of the overwhelming loss of good health in our country. But as bad as it sounds, he also gives us very easy to understand techniques to use for re-building our bodies AND minds! Good stuff! My roommate won’t even look at things I send him. Right now he’s laying on his bed in a dark room holding his hands, clearly in pain. He’s had three back surgeries, on multiple meds, and I can tell you exactly what’s wrong with him. A LIFETIME of stress. His body is so tight, and he’s bombarded it with so many bad things, instead of trying to heal the problems, he just shuts down. So sad. If you take any kind of medicine for blood pressure, cholesterol, depression or anything else, you need to understand that you will never feel better until you clean it all up. Re-invent yourself and your lifestyle. By watching that vid I just learned that by exercising you can actually improve the elasticity or quality of your brain function!

Let’s say you’re like my old pal. You made some mistakes with your health but now you live with someone vitally interested in reversing all the damage Americans have sustained over the past 50 years. She reads, she makes notes, she learns, she experiments with whole foods and supplements and she does everything she possibly can to bring about positive change. At the age of 60, would you listen sometimes, ask questions, or would you just lie there with a terrible face on, and just deal with the pain?

That my friends, is suffering. It is true that many Buddhist teachings and precepts provide great zen reflections for life. Leaning a lot more toward the outrageously scandalous controversial teachings of Teal Scott, perhaps suffering is not necessary. Get over it people. Whatever your deal is, you chose it and if you don’t like it, you can fix it. No one else can. They can help and they can guide, but if you want to suffer, and that’s all you focus on, then that’s what you’ll do.

Getting older is a bit of an ordeal, no doubt, but like all things in this life, we’ve got a heads up these days, so we can prepare for it. When you don’t feed the body properly, when you don’t move it about and do work that you enjoy and love, when you don’t live every day like it is a precious gift, then apparently this is the result. So sad.

It’s a beautiful day. I wish I was packing up a basket to take out to the lake. Maybe I’ll just have to have my own personal picnic outside in the yard.

Please, if you don’t feel good today, or you have issues you can’t seem to solve, just start with yourself. When I was in my early 40′s I had to totally change my career and stop the commute and go home, or die early. This month I will see birthday number 59! That’s pretty amazing! Still don’t have my horses yet, no donkeys yet, no chickens yet, and I’ve got to put this down right now and go work in the compost pile!

Today just count how many times you find yourself doing something you really don’t want to do, really shouldn’t be doing, or know emphatically that it is hurting people, animals and the planet. It might shock you. Change is not easy but it is the most rewarding process a human can create!

"the road ahead"

To Be A Grower!

Good morning! Just a body made of flesh and bone, and one more prone to bare feet in the grass, this day comes after a long and freezing night. The last mean days of March are upon us, the weary remaining Kind Ones down in Tejas…

Looking North

Looking North

There is an interesting saying… “Knowledge is power.” I tend to disagree. Some knowledge could be useful in the right context for the right person. But hoarding knowledge to the detriment of many others, is not power, it is corruption. Perhaps the word “power” should be seen as a many layered concept. My own personal power lies not in control of anything, because spiritual practice has taught me that there is no control, ever. Detachment is a liberating attitude. I find that in this neutral observance, a strong connection to that which might be termed as my own personal refuge, or power is knowing.

To send your own boys to war, generation after generation, to fight and die for what? Excuse me? Yes, I enjoy a great amount of physical freedom, freedom of choice to a large degree, but protection? Nope. If some young men died to give me these freedoms, then something is wrong in Denmark, my friends. The war machine rages on, and we’ve been feeding it far too long.

There can be solutions of peace. There is still great abundance and cooperation can bring that all to life. To erase the damage done is another thing entirely. Complacent people, yes, but truly exhausted people have been caught unaware. There is no winning another war. Not a civil war, nor a global conflict. Anything coming even close will be the final stages of our complacency. As my contribution, I write, and I grow. Neither one is easy. But both are incredibly rewarding. Embrace the discipline! Do whatever it takes. Do what your own soul tells you to do! Put the television in the closet and cancel your satellite bill. Between learning organic growing, radio communications and basic carpentry (stick building), I stay pretty busy. Looking around, the efforts have not been wasted. Time passes whether we participate or not. When we do, with renewed intent, the resulting outcome is tangible achievement. That is where you find your rewards… in your achievements. I put to you here and now, it is your responsibility, and indeed a large part of your stewardship, to share what you have and what you know. It is our goodness and bravery that will surely save us.

We have a young man coming here to the farm in April. He is from West Texas and has family in Arkansas. He can see we have very little in terms of the trappings of the rich. What we do have is great potential to live a good life in peace, regardless of the chaos around us. And he sees that. I am offering to him all that I have. He found me. So we will see where this goes. Personally, my goal and greatest motivation is to someday be fully confident to call myself a Grower. My new friend is going to help me.

So Good Morning, my lovely friends! The ice too will melt, and the delicate blades of grass will emerge. Buds will show on the ends of the bare limbs, and we continue to fight the good fight. What do I believe in? I believe in the Sun, I believe in children, and I believe in the inherent goodness of all people. I send you all love!

It was a Good Day Today

I wish I could build a big dome.  One that would cover about one and one-half acres. I think that would be just about the right height in the center.  I would first build a prototype, and then look for investors.  This lends itself to so many other fields, like climate control, laying down the proper foundations, actually the plan could be modified at any time to add on another dome, like they have proposed for the first colony on Mars.  I’m pretty sure they already make these panels, and if they work on Mars, maybe they work here as well.  And if they are already working with greenspaces, (greenhouses in space), then certainly we can engineer simple models for our own use right now.  Truly, and we should all get this, seeds are as important a key to our survival as the air we breathe!  You can do everything on Earth right as a gardener, and if you aren’t working with good seeds, it won’t matter.  

In the greenhouse, temperature is everything.  More than anything throughout the summer growing season, shade from brutal rays is key, and of course maintaining something up to 15 degrees under 85 degrees F as much as possible. Clearly, plants are very particular about their temperatures.  By shading the plants, it will help cool the ground temps some, but other interventions should be used as well, like fans, ventilation, cultivating the soil around plants.  I am going to get some stick thermometers soon to use in testing the soils inside the greenhouse so I can learn. It will be trial and error but I’m much more attuned to solving problems before they get out of hand!  It’s a knowing thing!


Well, the lovely big tomato seeds I tried last year have failed again this year, so they’re toast! That’s not bad odds when you consider it.  What’s next, now?  Will go back to my seed stash and see what I feel like tackling now!  These herbs seem to be the most delicate of little things.  If you are going to be a gardener, you better get ready to embrace your tiny self!  Miniature is the deal!  You learn to breathe deeper, move slower, and exhale after you’re done!  haha


I think I’ll try that Aussie tomato I have.  I want to make some pots all ready to sprout two or three of them, so I can easily divide them later.  You leave the best one in the pot where she grows.  

I have some basil to plant.  I think I will concentrate on that for a bit.  It seems hardier than others to me, and perhaps it will be okay in the last days of freezing winter still ahead.  Normally, I would be confused by all this, but no more!  Texas weather is always changing.  This is the good part. Once things stabilize, it is most likely mid-summer heat like no other.  You have to be ready for that part and protect all your plants!  And that’s when grasshoppers start hopping out from every place! The plan this year is to have a little chicken army.  We have little to report on that front at this time, as plans have changed on location and design…  

So far, I need to decide where to put the pea patch and also start lighting the fire under the head chicken guy around here and see if I can motivate him.  May is the month that baby chicks come on sale at the feed stores, so that’s the deadline I’m looking at!  All part of the mini-eco-system I’m trying to build here…  

I played in the compost pile today.  Felt like being a magician.  You put scraps over here, and then you can dig up beautiful fluffy dark soil.  The fragrant scent of good earth will boost your spirits and let’s you know, you’re on the right track!  Jim says there’s some worms in there, but I didn’t see any today.  I can tell we need some rain again, or I’ll be out there in the morning watering the compost pile.  Worms are important.  A very passionate gardener I just watched said that if you don’t have lots of worms, your garden is not very healthy!  

I was disappointed yesterday when I read that planting a seed from a grocery store orange will definitely not give you a plant bearing the same fruit.  (Funny, how they do that, right?)  Well, I should have known.  They said the fruit is likely to be much more tart, perhaps not as good.  I’ll go ahead and grow them, because it’s all I have for citrus right now, but I’ll wait until I can get a graft plant at the garden shop next time!  This is how you learn.

My onion is certainly the most healthy thing growing right now!  It was growing from a piece thrown into the compost, retrieved, cleaned and re-planted in a medium sized pot. The green shoots are growing fat and very healthy, robust and tall! They’d be good in a salad! I’ve never grown onions before.  


Nothing new on the aloe vera front.  We’ve already used more than is left growing. It is awaiting a re-plant into a much wider pot, doesn’t have to be deep.  We’re going to try to encourage as much underground shoot growth as possible!  We want those aloe babies.  Since it is still winter, I think this little aloe needs to rest a bit before the spring rush.  Probably will look for a way to get a few more shoots! Aloe is something I run to for so many things and every day I find something new it works great for.  If I had to run and grab only a couple of plants, I would definitely grab an aloe!  

Ok, then sod-busters!  haha  Remember Lucas McCain?  Anyway, y’all hava nice evening, and thanks for stoppin’ by!  Cissy 

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