Welcome to The Best Me of My Life

in love •  2 years ago

This is the first time that I have written in this manner: a weblog, an introduction to anybody and everybody who may stumble across my words on the internet.  I feel excited about this platform and this practice for a number of reasons.  I see great opportunities here to connect in a meaningful way with Anarchists and Voluntaryists around the world and that is JUICY.  The impetus behind the creation of Steemit, is alluring to me as with the myriad potential applications of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, etcetera.  

It is my intention to use this as a tool to hold myself accountable to myself and also you: whoever reads this and finds value here, positively charging up ideas and intentions that have been stewing.  If you ask for it, and I agree to provide it, then my integrity is on the line.  And that is important to me.  I show up, I complete the thing, I ask for assistance if and when I need it, etcetera.  I fail when I fail.  I rework my agreements, promises, commitments, whenever possible and keep flying. All of these are valuable experiences to me, where I find the space for growth exists.  

Like a Leatherman or a Swiss Army Knife, I have a great many "tools."  Therapeutic bodywork is a specialty that I have shared with others since attending Thomas Ahern's School of Massage Therapy, in Mariposa, California.  Combine that with instructing Yoga, general fitness training, and curious but not superstitious, experimentation and exploration with "Energy Work," meditation and active relaxation techniques; serving as a Doula, or a "birth assistant."  I'm a tasty brew and useful too.  Yoga Parkside, in Buffalo, New York, is a project that I am proud to have co-dreamed into existence, before handing it over entirely to the gracious Megan Callahan. 

 http://www.yogaparkside.com/

Thanks Lillias, for sparking my love of Yoga!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilias,_Yoga_and_You

..Guided Meditation and Active Relaxation, as well as Guided Visualization Journeys, I have recorded a few already! Now I will have to learn how to process them into a nifty package and share them.  A Dissection of Yoga Philosophy and Mythology, extracting the useful wisdom from the rest.  Some of this is perhaps superstition or what I see as  metaphorical and primitive ways to relay experiences and observations of natural phenomena.  In some cases the scientific perspective and vernacular were not known yet, but now illuminate an uncanny understanding of what scientific inquiry has since been able to validate.  And the distinctions between the masochistic, "sankaya" practices encouraging cognitive dissonance, as opposed to the Tantrik traditions embracing the fullness of Life, encouraging objectivity, compassion toward the body, etcetera.

Almost a year ago, I moved to New Hampshire, inspired by the community, the activism, the Agorism, and the abundance of Anarchists/Voluntaryists here.  The people who I know, the people who I live with here, and the friendships and varied connections I am nurturing here are the palpable results that show me, that my choices are sound.  Being in the garden and in the woods or in a body of living water are some of my top favorites.  And I treasure the opportunities all around me here as well as the spectacular physical beauty of this place.

Most recently, I have acquired audio editing skills, specifically in audio book editing.  And I am in the midst of narrating and editing a first audio book, with the intention of building a portfolio of books and voice over work.  I love working for myself and navigating around the villainous parasites, who would steal the fruits of my body's and mind's efforts!  

Writing has been a passion of mine that has nourished me greatly and helped me to grow as a human being, and sometimes to simply maintain my sanity, especially throughout my childhood. Here, I want to share myself with you, from artwork and creations, to glimpses into my mind and heart.  There are a number of topics that come to mind already, which I intend to explore and share on.  Life experiences and what I have been learning.  What a long, strange trip it's been.  And it feels as though I am barely beginning to pick up speed.

There is a larval novel in this tremendous little body/mind.  The themes of Voluntaryism, Agorism, Conscious Evolution, Courage and Individual Freedom as well as Cooperative Protection of Liberty, Personal Integrity, Honesty and Responsibility are somewhat fleshed out. So are several threads of the plot-lines; how they will intersect and/or parallel one another; most of the antagonistic and protagonist characters' personalities, motivations, back-stories, struggles, and transformations. Oh! and Technology. It fascinates me, but is not an area of expertise.  In my opinion, it will/IS "save/saving" humankind.  Buuuut, I anticipate having a LOT of questions about whether and how some of these things that I am imagining, could or do function.  I also have some research to do, looking into ideas and solutions that other people are already dreaming up, for the self-governance of free people and communities.  I want to to illustrate how they could work, and even examine potential pitfalls.  My desire is that this story will teach didactically, dispel myths, and instill courage, excitement about and embracing of the great potential inherent in acknowledging that we do not have sure answers now.  But we do have proven failures that we are learning a great deal from.  Knowing what does not work is valuable to me.  

It is an awesome time to be alive!  I am witnessing the floundering and deaths of outmoded vampiric structures.  Those are the structures and people that have been retarding the creative momentum of humankind and society, which means that as they fade away, the productive contributors, and creators who persist will have more opportunities to ride the wild waves of the ocean of mystery and possibility.   It is a time in history when courage is being revealed in a new light.  The way that I see it there is no potential for rehabilitation of institutions, systems, and their enabling gangs of coercive agents and violent enforcers.  The reason being that they have been functioning fairly well and producing their desired products in the form of support from human livestock who toil to provide the "funds" allowing them to perpetuate their own existence and the illusion of need and usefulness of doing the "work" which their efforts go toward, that is in reality the manufacture of the illusion of any utility or necessity to their existing in the first place.  Reform requires a mutable substrate, which is not present in the already obsolete Official Department of Sucking the Life Out of Life, and and and, nor nor nor...

As they die and rot, they are becoming the compost for New Life and New Ideas! to grow up from the ground.  Myself, I derive a great deal of joy and pleasure from obviating their obsolescence.  That is the inspiration for the story that I would like to begin writing.  This is also what drives my activism and the greatest incentive to my entrepreneurial spirit.

I am lucky enough...nevermind luck.  I do not think very much of luck, nor do I believe that there is very much that is random about my life being how it is. Well, aside from the randomness of my existing to begin with. Ha!  Intentionality, Integrity, Courage, Vulnerability, Activity, Self-Awareness, Compassion, Kindness, Voraciousness, Being Loving, and Loving Being are the driving forces of my life, as I see it.  And Coffee. I worship the Great, Dark, Roasty Goddess Caffeina, and imbibe her bitter and sweet amrita all, in whatever forms she pours it out for me.  (or perhaps great programming.  Is this all a simulation? Am I winning? I feel like I am winning!)

Soooo...this Fantastic Adventure which I am living has me currently able to access a studio for sound and also video! Twenty feet from my "bedroom"!!  Three hundred or so feet from the Terraced Garden full of potatoes, squash, melons, lemongrass, mints, habanero peppers, onions and compost which was formerly a swimming pool!!!

I am lucky enough...nevermind luck.  I do not think very much of luck, nor do I believe that there is very much that is random about my life being how it is. Well, aside from the randomness of my existing to begin with. Ha!  Intentionality, Integrity, Courage, Vulnerability, Activity, Self-Awareness, Compassion, Kindness, Voraciousness, Being Loving, and Loving Being are the driving forces of my life, as I see it.  And Coffee. I worship the Great, Dark, Roasty Goddess Caffeina, and imbibe her bitter and sweet amrita all, in whatever forms she pours it out for me.  (or perhaps it's skillful programming.  Is this all a simulation?)

Soooo...this Fantastic Adventure which I am living has me currently able to access a studio for sound and also video! Twenty feet from my "bedroom"!!  Three hundred or so feet from the Terraced Garden full of potatoes, squash, melons, lemongrass, mints, habanero peppers, onions and compost which was formerly a swimming pool!!!

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Welcome to Steemit @melissag! Loved reading your writing 500 or so feet from the terraced garden ;)

What a great post! Filled with wonderful imagery through your words. And it is indeed an awesome time to be alive. :) I look forward to more of your wonderfully written posts.