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Answering The Call

The journey always begins with the Fool, the zero card of the Tarot deck, which represents innocence, enthusiasm and inexperience. Like a fearless child filled with curiosity, the Fool is ready for most anything. The Fool is oblivious, naive, and clearly in dire need of Divine protection. Luckily, the Fool is blessed.

The Fool is the quality in each of us that stirs at the thought of adventure and responds eagerly to a new challenge. The Fool stumbles in where others fear to go! Yes, Mother/Father God has a special love for Fools.

So, in the midst of what can only be described as ordinary life, a call to adventure rings out to the Fool. And the Fool responds with reckless abandon! The Adventure itself may be any number of things. It can be about destiny, purpose, or one's life work. It may be a short term adventure or it can be THE adventure of a...  Read More

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Exploring the Shadow of Compassion

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My attention was turned to the concept of compassion. Webster’s dictionary defines compassion as, "Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it; pity." 

Hmmm... that didn't "feel" quite right to me. So I sat with it for a moment...

OK, compassion is an emotion: a feeling in motion, therefore it is a tool for moving forward. But as all tools, it can be used in a positive or negative manner. Yes, fire can cook soup for your loved ones or burn your enemy's house down.

It really bothered me that Webster uses the term pity when defining compassion, because Webster defines pity as, "a feeling of sorrow that inclines one to help or to show mercy." Well, yes, mercy is often a motive for rescuing another from pain. And we have been taught that mercy is good. Yet, from a higher perspective, pity and...  Read More

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Eating light for enlightenment


 

Much has been written about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet from which dead and devitalized substances have been eliminated. Ecological principles are also cited as a prime consideration for restructuring our diets to better serve the fragile ecosystems of the Earth and our own bodies.

But what about the spiritual impact of eating a diet in accordance with the laws of the Universe?

Gabriel Cousens, M.D. goes into great detail in his book, Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet, describing the system through which he believes cosmic energy feeds and nourishes our physical bodies. This system begins with the potential energy that fills the cosmos prior to the materialization of an object. The first "stepping down" of this virtual energy is into something called a tachyon field space, which can be thought of as the...  Read More

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Sacred Economics: Entering into the Age of Reunion

Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders is a proud member of the Alternative Marketplace Alliance. Buying from Independent Merchants and giving Fair Trade Goods helps people in the USA and developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.

Here at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders, we're willing to TRADE goods and services, through the old fashioned barter system. Even if your money-currency is running a little slow, we know that you've got lots of energy and ideas... so make an offer. Together we can transform the flow of goods and services beyond commerce-as-usual, and be the change we wish to see in our world.

The following is the second installment from Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition, available from ...  Read More

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Awakening to Peace... a Breath and a Choice

 

 
choose+peace.jpgRecently I connected with an old friend who asked me what I was teaching these days. She had done Reiki classes with me in the 90's and attended workshops on crystal healing, aromatherapy, astrology, meditation, macrobiotic cooking, yoga, chi gong, and feng shui which I facilitated for many years through Enviro-arts, a brick and mortar version of Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods.

I thought for a moment. What AM I teaching these days? I know there is the collective energy of all of these past disciplines in the foundation of my work, but I'm no longer terribly concerned with  complex Sacred Geometry and Matrixes for Ascension and Zero Point Creation, or even applied Universal Law... it is much simpler than even THAT now. 

"Awakening" is a cool phrase, and a starting point which combines the essence of all of these...  Read More

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Spring Rites: Collecting Pussy Willows!

When I was small, I kept a few exceptionally large Pussy Willows in a little found nest on my dresser. I think I imagined them to be micebirds or something equally magical. I cut a small piece of felt and made a blanket for them, and kept a little water in a bottle cap should they get thirsty. I petted them, talked to them, loved them.

To this day, collecting Pussy Willows is one of my most favorite rites of spring. Each year I celebrate "Pussy Willow Day," a sunny Saturday or Sunday in late February or March when there's still snow on the ground, and warmer weather brings a waft of the sweet smell of mud on the breeze and I know... they're ready!

I gather my children, friends, neighbors, and dogs (anyone who will come) for a walk in the woods, and pack up some wine, fresh cheese, and a great round of bread. Formal attire includes...  Read More

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The Dog is Cool!

 

The Dog is Cool, Beware of, Friendly, Labrador Retriever, Sunglasses, Tiki Hut, Man Cave, Bone,Wood Sign, Distressed, Rustic, Primitive
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The Cool Dog Duke brand is committed to supporting animal rights and promoting the well-being of all who share our planet... in the wild, in the shelters, all over the world. Characterized by "talking dogs," a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice."

Visit http://www.cooldogduke.com and the Lab Gang will tell you all about their cool-dog mission. As Dukey says, "when you make a purchase at Cool Dog Duke you be doin' a good ting. We share a little bit of the cash to help our brothers and sisters... even the cats mon, even the cats! So relax, have fun, shop off leash. You're in good paws. We all be sharin' the love."

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Stinky dogs? Dirty Kids? Stressed out Mom? Try this yummy soap from Cool Dog Duke!



It smells sooo good!

It' s sunshine and waggy tails, best friends and frisbees, it is pure happiness...
This soap is moisturizing, excellent for all skin types
and gentle enough for babies.
It makes a great shaving soap and you can even wash your hair with it.
You can even wash your dogs with it... I do!

Peace, Love, Dog! It's the perfect soap for dirty dogs and the cool people who love them!

I began offering this soap in my Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods storefront in 2005.
It is a classic blend of sunny, sweet orange and earthy patchouli made extra special
with the light floral and earthy addition of Lotus.

Sometimes you just have to roll...
Nothing makes a stinky dog (or child) lovable again like this scent! And everyone loves it too, it is very calming and...  Read More

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Patience... you're working from the inside out!

 
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"I'm stuck."

Well, maybe you are. But maybe you are just gathering up energy for your big push forward to the ultimate expression of your beautiful self! If you use the metaphor of a butterfly cocooning, and seemingly "doing nothing" from the outside, we know there is tremendous inner work going on prior to the outward, visible, new and amazing creature. So, what if instead of feeling like you are being trapped in a life full of excuses, blocks and frustration, you feel excited that you’re actually in the process of gathering up the drive and commitment to create a life that you can really love...

Quite a shift!

Each of us is born with tremendous potential, but it becomes buried beneath self-defeating beliefs and behaviors rooted in childhood and/or trauma from past lives, and as we keep perpetuating the doubt and...  Read More

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Poor planning on your part does not neccesarily constitute an automatic emergency on mine...




You know you want it! You can get it here. All of our "CHOMP" signs are made of upcycled, recycled, or reclaimed pine boards, hand cut, hand painted, hand-lettered (not stenciled), and distressed to look aged.

The Cool Dog Duke brand is committed to supporting animal rights and promoting the well-being of all who share our planet... in the wild, in the shelters, all over the world. Characterized by "talking dogs," a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice."

Visit http://www.cooldogduke.com and the Lab Gang will tell you all about their cool-dog mission. As Dukey says, "when you make a purchase at Cool Dog Duke you be doin' a good ting. We share a little bit of the cash to help our brothers and sisters... even the cats mon, even the...  Read More

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