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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf.

I had an odd dream the other night. I meet a girl, who I supposedly know from my youth like from about 5 or six. She seems to be about 25 and blond, kind of unusual looking. Blue eyes which are a bit startling and a narrow face, big smile and freckled lightly. She is wearing something that looks like a space age version of a Alice in wonderland dress, only more white and silvery grey. We fall into talking and though we have not seen each other for 20 some odd years, it is as if there is this long history we have, like our fates were intertwined. We both know what the other is about to say before we say it, and there is this feeling of happiness and comfort. she offers to take me home with her, from where ever we are and we end up traveling though the woods to her place. As we are moving, there is a sense we are being followed. Indistinguishable figures dart tween the trees and fade in and out our viability or materializing and de-materializing at will as they run. We know who they are. They are wear-wolves and one of them was an old friend of ours at one time. I too had been a wear-wolf at one time as well, but the woman had saved me at one time in the past.
The leader of the wear-wolves is an old friend and we both feel that he still has a good heart and can be changed. Somehow we make it back to the safety of the cottage in the woods, which is also kind of space age, lots of glass and white surfaces. Grandmas passive solar house in the woods. As we enter, she turns on a force field, which thwarts the wear-wolves outside and out friend throws his whole body against the forcefield with all of his might which causes him to materialize and dematerialize and shape shift between human and wolf shape as if he is in agony or rage.
The wolves finally retreat and my friend and I go back to enjoying one-another's company. She is unafraid and knows that the white light of her forcefield will protect us. She wants to reconnect.I still seem to have some guit at having been a wolf at one time too.
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Seems to have been experiencing a pasta deficiency, but is going to take care of that before it gets critical. This is deadly for those of us of Italian decent.
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Back on he sadle

OK. I am officially bored. Fed up with Face book, mangled by myspace, tripped up by tribe, trumped by twitter. If there is such thing as web 2.0 hell I am there. I need to write but I have a compleate block ......tock tock tick tock....
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A note to myself and my friends...from source. Author unknown.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember (more...) what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God/ess, whatever you conceive Hir to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy

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Paradigms


What Subversive Alternative Paradigm Are You?
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You scored as Otherkin

You are Otherkin. You identify with otherworldy beings and feel you are truly something other than human. You are only biding your time here until you can return to where you truly belong. You seek others who share your yearnings and spend your time commiserating with those you like and mocking the ones you don't.


Otherkin


95%

True Alternative


90%

Discordian


85%

Spiritualist


80%

White Lighter


75%

Magician


70%

Mystic


70%

Aimless Eclectic


60%


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Tarot Quiz


You are The Hierophant


Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.


All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.


The Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant's only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.


What Tarot Card are You?
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Amerikan

You Have Not Been Ruined by American Culture

You're nothing like the typical American. In fact, you may not be American at all.
You have a broad view of the world, and you're very well informed.
And while you certainly have been influenced by American culture (who hasn't?), it's not your primary influence.
You take a more global philosophy with your politics, taste, and life. And you're always expanding and revising what you believe.
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Rainbow Bird

One of the wonderful people told a version of this story at Spiritfire. I knew I had head it before, but could not remember the exact source. I know it was native-armerican, but I did not know that it was a Lene Lenape story. These would have been the natives in my home town, like the Apo-keep-sinck or Uppuqui-ipis-ing Indians of Poughkeepsie NY, who were Lenape. Interesting enough, Poughkeepsie hosts a huge migrading flock of Crows every year. The sky is black with them, and the trees i the surrounding parks are filled the squawking, curring and croaking noises.

Here is a version of the tail
(Lenni Lenape Tribe)
retold by
S. E. Schlosser

It was so cold. Snow fell constantly, and ice formed over all the waters. The animals had never seen snow before. At first, it was a novelty, something to play in. But the cold increased tenfold, and they began to worry. The little animals were being buried in the snow drifts and the larger animals could hardly walk because the snow was so deep. Soon, all would perish if something were not done.

"We must send a messenger to Kijiamuh Ka'ong, the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be," said Wise Owl. "We must ask him to think the world warm again so that Spirit Snow will leave us in peace."

The animals were pleased with this plan. They began to debate among themselves, trying to decide who to send up to the Creator. Wise Owl could not see well during the daylight, so he could not go. Coyote was easily distracted and like playing tricks, so he could not be trusted. Turtle was steady and stable, but he crawled too slowly. Finally, Rainbow Crow, the most beautiful of all the birds with shimmering feathers of rainbow hues and an enchanting singing voice, was chosen to go to Kijiamuh Ka'ong.

It was an arduous journey, three days up and up into the heavens, passed the trees and clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, and even above all the stars. He was buffeted by winds and had no place to rest, but he carried bravely on until he reached Heaven. When Rainbow Crow reached the Holy Place, he called out to the Creator, but received no answer. The Creator was busy thinking up what would be to notice even the most beautiful of birds. So Rainbow Crow began to sing his most beautiful song.

The Creator was drawn from his thoughts by the lovely sound, and came to see which bird was making it. He greeted Rainbow Crow kindly and asked what gift he could give the noble bird in exchange for his song. Rainbow Crow asked the Creator to un-think the snow, so that the animals of Earth would not be buried and freeze to death. But the Creator told Rainbow Crow that the snow and the ice had spirits of their own and could not be destroyed.

"What shall we do then?" asked the Rainbow Crow. "We will all freeze or smother under the snow."

"You will not freeze," the Creator reassured him, "For I will think of Fire, something that will warm all creatures during the cold times."

The Creator stuck a stick into the blazing hot sun. The end blazed with a bright, glowing fire which burned brightly and gave off heat. "This is Fire," he told Rainbow Crow, handing him the cool end of the stick. "You must hurry to Earth as fast as you can fly before the stick burns up."

Rainbow Crow nodded his thanks to the Creator and flew as fast as he could go. It was a three-day trip to Heaven, and he was worried that the Fire would burn out before he reached the Earth. The stick was large and heavy, but the fire kept Rainbow Crow warm as he descended from Heaven down to the bright path of the stars. Then the Fire grew hot as it came closer to Rainbow Crows feathers. As he flew passed the Sun, his tail caught on fire, turning the shimmering beautiful feathers black. By the time he flew passed the Moon, his whole body was black with soot from the hot Fire. When he plunged into the Sky and flew through the clouds, the smoke got into his throat, strangling his beautiful singing voice.

By the time Rainbow Crow landed among the freezing-cold animals of Earth, he was black as tar and could only Caw instead of sing. He delivered the fire to the animals, and they melted the snow and warmed themselves, rescuing the littlest animals from the snow drifts where they lay buried.

It was a time of rejoicing, for Tindeh - Fire - had come to Earth. But Rainbow Crow sat apart, saddened by his dull, ugly feathers and his rasping voice. Then he felt the touch of wind on his face. He looked up and saw the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be walking toward him.

"Do not be sad, Rainbow Crow," the Creator said. "All animals will honor you for the sacrifice you made for them. And when the people come, they will not hunt you, for I have made your flesh taste of smoke so that it is no good to eat and your black feathers and hoarse voice will prevent man from putting you into a cage to sing for him. You will be free."

Then the Creator pointed to Rainbow Crow's black feathers. Before his eyes, Rainbow Crow saw the dull feathers become shiny and inside each one, he could see all the colors of the rainbow. "This will remind everyone who sees you of the service you have been to your people, and the sacrifice you made that saved them all."

And so shall it ever be.
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