The Consummate

I’m Just Saying

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, relationships, subculture, travel, Uncategorized, WTF by the consummate on December 31, 2010

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Repost from 5/2009

Posted in art, beauty, life, love, relationships by the consummate on December 30, 2010

I originally posted this in May of 2009. It’s time to go back and apply it to my life once again. Always remember life is nothing without love.

alchemy

Then said Almitra, “Speak to us of Love.”

And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:

When love beckons to you follow him,

Though his ways are hard and steep.

And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

And when he speaks to you believe in him,

Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.

Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,

So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.

He threshes you to make you naked.

He sifts you to free you from your husks.

He grinds you to whiteness.

He kneads you until you are pliant;

And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,

Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,

Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;

For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, I am in the heart of God.”

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.

But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;

And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;

To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;

To return home at eventide with gratitude;

And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

– excerpt from THE PROPHET by Khalil Gibran


An Elephant Never Forgets

Posted in animals, art, artists, friendship, health, life, love, photography, relationships, tattoo by the consummate on December 30, 2010

You’ll always have a place in my heart.

Who’s Loving You

Posted in artists, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on December 30, 2010
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Lost A Bet. I Bet.

Posted in art, artists, humor, life, tattoo, WTF by the consummate on December 30, 2010

Really? REALLY!?? She must have lost a bet…


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White Suit

Posted in art, artists, beauty, fashion, Feminism, life, love, photography, relationships by the consummate on December 29, 2010

White suit = must have.

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Straight To Hell

Posted in art, artists, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, music, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on December 29, 2010

Itchy Fabric

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, life, love, photography, WTF by the consummate on December 28, 2010

It’s not worth it. Trust me.

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I Can’t Touch You… Enough To Satisy Me

Posted in art, artists, fashion, Feminism, life, love, music, oldies, WTF by the consummate on December 28, 2010
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That’s Right

Posted in art, beauty, Feminism, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on December 27, 2010

Is It All Over My Face?

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, life, love, music, new york, oldies, Party, subculture, WTF by the consummate on December 26, 2010

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Posted in art, artists, beauty, doo wop, Feminism, humor, life, music, sex by the consummate on December 18, 2010

Wish They All Could Be

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, health, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, photography, tattoo, tattpp by the consummate on December 14, 2010

Smile Now, Cry Later

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, oldies, photography, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on December 13, 2010


 

Help Wanted

Posted in art, artists, relationships by the consummate on December 13, 2010

Howling

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, life, love, photography by the consummate on December 10, 2010

I was raised in the desert. Coyotes howling at night was a regular occurrence. Living in the city, I miss their sounds of freedom.

Satya

Posted in art, artists, family, health, judaism, life, love, relationships by the consummate on December 9, 2010

Satya means truth in sanskrit.

Nothing is Impossible to Accomplish

Posted in art, artists, beauty, judaism, life, love, plants, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, yoga by the consummate on December 9, 2010

 

“The entire life is based on imagination. In a way, you are also imagining in meditation. In meditation, you think of God. Have you ever seen God? No. So you are imagining, “That must be God. God should be like this. God should be like that.” That is your God. Another person would imagine the same God in his or her own way. That is why even God’s form varies according to the person who imagines God. That is the proof that everything comes from within.

In meditation you are imagining something that you want to ultimately become or develop. “God is almighty, God is all-powerful, God is all-forgiving, God is all love.” You constantly think of certain things and the mind assumes that image, assumes that quality. But one thing is important: you should think strongly. You should be strong enough in your suggestions. That is what you are trying to develop in your meditation. You are strengthening your thoughts by constantly thinking of the same thing. To make yourself strong in your thoughts, you have to keep on dinning that into your mind. “This is what I want to become. This is what I want to become.” That means you imagine that you are going to be like that – that you are that. Then certainly you will become that. Once you achieve that kind of thought power, nothing is impossible to accomplish.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”
– Swami Satchidananda

 

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Don’t Block My Shine

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, fashion, friendship, life, love, music, new york, relationships, travel by the consummate on December 9, 2010
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