Exploring the Human Condition: altered states of consciousness

Protect Vital Force!

When you begin to sift through all the layers of conditioning, prescriptions, programming, and poisons, you begin to see all the stupid stuff…  we are afflicted by a virus that has attacked our consciousness…  this artful video sorts out all the madness!


Squirrels and flower bulbs. How to embrace them both?

Originally posted on Gardening Nirvana:

spring bulbs

This Year’s Bulb Lineup

Planting bulbs isn’t complicated. Keeping them under wraps till show-time is a whole different story.

Apparently most bulbs prove irresistible to squirrels. Three seasons later, I’ve learned a thing or two.

In the past, fall catalogs arrived brimming with the most beautiful bulbs imaginable. I let my imagination run amok, mentally placing  an order for 500 flowering bulbs in every shape and color. After tucking them into the earth, effortlessly and without two days of neck pain to follow, I would put my feet up and smile. Rounding out the fantasy, the following spring would arrive with the garden awash in yellow, purple and pink fragrant bulbs.

Ha! I crack myself up.

So, back to reality, I’ve learned to temper my expectations. A little reading on the various bulbs and corms revealed this useful nugget: squirrels do not like the smell or taste of daffodil bulbs. I planted…

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Energy. Soon perhaps, we will come to understand this word.

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:

solar animating life

Does modern Western science provide support for the idea that there’s a spiritual energy field in our bodies? Eastern cultures have been aware of this “force” for thousands of years, it’s called prana (प्राण) in Hinduism, qi or chi (氣) in Chinese. In Eastern cultures spiritual practices – such as yoga, tai chi and chakra meditation – were developed to help people get their bodies, hearts and minds in tune with this dimension.

I believe that modern science provides support for the idea that this ” life force” is real, not fantasy. Some years ago I helped teach a middle school science class and drew this cartoon for the students, based on what we had studied together about biological and ecological systems. The textbook presented all this information in isolation about the function of various systems, but had not connected the knowledge all together. 

The students and I were amazed, from the perspective of…

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Originally posted on Goal Habits.com:


“You live with your thoughts—so be careful what they are.” 
—Eva Arrington


Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

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It’s Feel Good Sunday


For all you good people who love the horse and all her brothers and sisters, here’s a little bit of snow to cool down your lovely Sunday afternoon. At this point, I really appreciate the snow…

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

Time to recharge our spirits, so here’s a little comic relief (an oldie but goodie).
Keep the faith.

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Zip and Boy


Love, love, love…

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

IMG_6897We’re talking about “moment shots.”

This photo of my middle child and our Border collie, Zip, is a good example of capturing a moment. The dog’s paw and tongue on the boy’s face, and the boy’s smiling grimace shows the emotion of the moment – she loves him, and he loves her, but her tongue is warm and wet and slightly gross-feeling against his cheek. This photo shows the feelings these two have for one another. I like it better than a posed shot of dog and boy.

The best piece of advice I can offer as far as taking moment shots is to have your camera settings adjusted and your camera up and at the ready. If you can adjust shutter speed, use TV – Time Value – and set your shutter speed to 1/250 or faster (higher bottom number).

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


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Once You Know…

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

Guess it’s time we all just got a little more comfortable with the inevitable…  A little more cautious maybe, a lot more grateful… Just to hear sane people speak freely, and to see all the unbelievable videos…  it truly boggles the mind!  

Peace out! and Good Night! 


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