The Consummate

I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, friendship, health, life, love, oldies, relationships, sex by the consummate on March 22, 2013
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The Beja Flor Age

Posted in animals, art, beauty, Feminism, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, travel, WTF, yoga by the consummate on November 16, 2012

I yearn for the day we live in the realm of the hummingbird. I want to be free from my mind and free from my ego. Although I have evolved so much over the last year, I pray that I can overcome and evolve even more.

I should probably write more often.

Girls at The Bowl

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on September 10, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends. At the Hollywood Bowl last night, we rocked it!

Blacker Dread

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, neighborhood, new york, oldies, relationships, WTF by the consummate on August 23, 2012

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Nothing is Ever For Sure

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, life, love, new york, relationships, sex, subculture by the consummate on August 16, 2012

Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it. – Vanessa Paradis

Blind To You

Posted in art, beauty, Feminism, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on July 25, 2012

 

A Szépség Iskolája

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, health, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, subculture, travel by the consummate on June 28, 2012

I discovered this DIY beauty book while staying at a friend of a friend’s in Budapest (Óbuda). The design is incredible. I need a copy!

The Hug Inspired By a Hug Awaiting a Hug

This hug was inspired by a hug we witnessed while awaiting our hug from Amma.

This is my inborn nature.

Posted in artists, beauty, california, life, love, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on June 17, 2012

Regarding her embracing of others, Amritanandamayi commented, “I don’t see if it is a man or a woman. I don’t see anyone different from my own self. A continuous stream of love flows from me to all of creation. This is my inborn nature. The duty of a doctor is to treat patients. In the same way, my duty is to console those who are suffering.”

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Baby, Baby, Baby, Won’t You Be My Girl?

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, design, family, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on May 29, 2012

Somebody Said You Got a New Friend

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on April 30, 2012

I Keep Dancing On My Own.

You have no idea how to interpret this and I like it that way.

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You Cannot Borrow Happiness From Outside

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 29, 2012

The mind is restless; it is always looking for a change. That is the nature of the mind. It can never be satisfied. It might rebel and want you to go live in a teepee in the mountains. After a while it won’t be happy with your teepee on the mountaintop; it will think that only putting a teepee in the valley will make you happy. Once you are in the valley, it will want a teepee on Mars. There is no limit for the mind’s restlessness.

You have to educate the mind. Ask it:

“Why do you want to go to the mountain?”
“To find peace there.”
“Why do you want to come down?”
“I am tired of that and want to be with people.”

What does it all mean? That you are trying to borrow happiness from outside. Once you realize that peace and joy are always within you, you will be happy no matter where you are. Whether you are in the valley or in the mountains, it is the same thing.

Whether you are on the earth or on Mars, it is the same thing. Wherever you are, you should have a purpose. Go to the mountain for a purpose; come down for a purpose. And don’t let that purpose be a selfish one. The purpose should be for the benefit of others, for service to humanity.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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7 March

Send Out The Prayers

Don’t think that because you pray, somebody gets healed. No. God is not to be fooled that way. He didn’t give someone a problem because you didn’t pray. He did it to teach that person a lesson. By praying for someone, you open your heart. You become more compassionate; and of course your prayerful thoughts will reach the person being prayed for. If the person deserves to receive them, he will. Even if that happens, don’t think that your prayer literally cured him. Your prayer helped him.

Peaceful and healing thought forms spread, and the person who is ready to receive gets healed. That is the power of prayer. Prayers bring powerful thoughts. If the sick person really looks for it and wants it, he or she can use it. You simply make it available. But you cannot force it onto him. If his previous offence was that big, his own destiny might cause him to reject the prayer. Such a person cannot be helped.

Don’t think that because you appeal to God, God simply obeys you. That would mean that God doesn’t love that person, and will only help him because you prayed. No. You should remember that each one is God’s child. God doesn’t wait for your prayers in order to take care of His children.

Your duty is simply to send the prayers. If the person for whom you’re praying is ready, he or she will receive the prayer. If not, somebody else might get the benefit. That is why we pray for the entire world.

Send out the prayers, broadcast. Whoever tunes in, will receive it.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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You are the Universe, You are Enlightened. #words2liveby

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, spirituality, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 7, 2012

Conceivably, It Is What It Seems

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, new york, plants, relationships, san francisco by the consummate on March 2, 2012

Yes, you were correct my dear. He was a manipulative asshole. As soon as I could tell him in person to fuck off, I did.  You would have been proud. I’m just sorry it took me so long to make that realization on my own.

If I Should Leave You

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on February 29, 2012

Beauty Supplies

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, WTF by the consummate on February 22, 2012

Into The Black

Posted in art, artists, beauty, experimental video, Feminism, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on February 21, 2012

Once You’re Gone You Can Never Come Back

The Heart Will Win

“The heart should play an important role, not only in married life, but in all of our relationships: with friends, relatives, business associates, and even strangers. Even if the other person uses the head, you should use more heart. Remember, ultimately the heart will win; it might take time but it will win. If you really want to use your heart, you will be guided in that direction. God’s guidance will be there. Pray more and trust in that higher force.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

– Swami Satchidananda

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Wave of Love

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on February 14, 2012

 

Feeling a sudden wave of love…

*Flash*Flash*Flash*

Posted in art, artists, beauty, life, love, subculture, tattoo by the consummate on January 25, 2012

But You Treat Me Like A Stranger and That Feels So Rough

Posted in art, artists, beauty, film, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, subculture, tattoo, WTF by the consummate on January 21, 2012

Now You’re Just Somebody That I Used to Know

For BV.

The Giver and Receiver Both Have Lessons To Learn

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on January 17, 2012

Both Have Lessons To Learn

If you want to give some advice, your first duty is to look and see if that person will accept it, if he or she will be benefited by your saying something. If the person gets upset, it shows that you don’t know how to say it gently in the proper way. In that case, you learn something from it: “Ahh, I made her angry. I should have known how to present the problem. It is her problem, but I have to learn how to present it in the right way. Maybe I put it bluntly and that is why she got upset.” There are things for you to learn also. If your intention is to help someone but you fail to make him realize that you are helping him, it’s your mistake. You can’t blame him for that.

The giver of the help should remember certain things about how to give constructive suggestions. Stop and think, “Is this the right moment to discuss this? Am I presenting it in the proper way?” If you positively know that the person is not in a mood to receive it from you, wait until another time or start very gently. Then give that person time to think about it. Maybe at the spur of the moment the ego will come and say, “How dare you tell me that!” But when you go away, he or she will try to apply your advice. Remember there is a giver and a receiver; both have lessons to learn.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

Old Man

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, WTF by the consummate on January 13, 2012

Old Man – Neil Young

Been thinking about OPITAKI lately. RIP papa kitty.

Ayin Hara

Posted in art, artists, beauty, judaism, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 9, 2012

 

Kennahara

 

Joy Kills Sorrow (I Still Miss Someone)

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, humor, life, love, music, new york, oldies, relationships, WTF by the consummate on January 3, 2012

I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash Cover by Joy Kills Sorrow*

*I’m SOOOO into Joy Kills Sorrow right now. I’m such a middle-aged white gentile housewife living in Vermont right now.  (more…)

New Year’s Day Nom

Posted in art, beauty, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 1, 2012

Even After All This Time

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 31, 2011

There’s still an elephant in the room of my heart.
Here’s to 2012’s pending release…

Gold Digger

Posted in art, beauty, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, sex, spirituality, WTF by the consummate on December 19, 2011

Big Shot On The West Coast

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, family, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 13, 2011

Papa large here.
Living the life of a toothless* senior with Woody Allen anxiety issues. ARI. (more…)

El Matador Playa

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, friendship, health, humor, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 12, 2011

El Matador Beach, California

Thank you Tito for taking this lovely photo! What a beautiful way to end of lovely day on the coast! xo

No More Experiments

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, family, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 14, 2011

Inspired by this WIRED piece on what happens to chimps who are subjected to medical experiments after they “retire.”  READ IT.

STOP EXPERIMENTING ON ANIMALS. START EXPERIMENTING ON THE GOP.

 

 

When You Do The Voodoo That You Do

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation, WTF by the consummate on November 11, 2011


You Do Something To Me – Sinead O’Connor Version of Cole Porter’s Classic

Hello Nasty

Hello Nasty!


Photo by the late Dash Snow

See you soon BK & MONEY MAKING! NOV 8-12.
Friends, expect an invite [to havoc].

Intern Duties

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 7, 2011

My intern, in her tiger costume, dutifully walked my dog, in his devil costume, on Halloween. I was too busy at work being a dead revolutionary to walk him but not busy enough to take the picture and discover this was my intern’s first dog walking experience, ever. Glad I could contribute to a first.

 

 

Fast Times

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, doo wop, family, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 5, 2011

I Just Can’t Keep Myself To Myself

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 4, 2011

Myself to Myself – Romeo Void

They Shut It Down

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 2, 2011

Let’s keep it going folks.

 

 

Bun Up

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, neighborhood, subculture by the consummate on October 11, 2011

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Because The Night

I read Just Kids this summer… thought of you.

 

Go To Sleep

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on September 20, 2011

Lucky for me, I slept 9 hours last night!!!!

Go the F to sleep… (more…)

OBEY

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, design, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, subculture, WTF by the consummate on September 19, 2011

Protesting LA’s moratorium on legal mural scapes. WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES + WELCOME TO YOUR NEW JOB!! 🙂

 

 

 

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Hello New Life

Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette


 

Reflecting

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, subculture, travel, yoga by the consummate on September 11, 2011

Reflecting.

Thank you to the Almighty, thank you to those surrounding me, thank you to myself for being who I am. Photo credit: Steven Weiss, nomad & NY pal who stopped in Budapest to reflect with me.

 

New Discoveries

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, life, love, photography, relationships, sex, spirituality, Uncategorized, WTF, yoga by the consummate on September 9, 2011

Never Say Never

Posted in beauty, family, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on September 9, 2011
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Yo No Lo Pienso Cambiar

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, humor, life, love, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation, WTF, yoga by the consummate on September 9, 2011

Union YES! [Which Side Are You On?]

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, experimental video, family, film, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, WTF by the consummate on September 5, 2011

I stand with labor. I am so proud to be the daughter of a Union man. I am proud of all workers across the globe and especially those who have made sacrifices for the many.

“It’ll take more than a union law to take the fight out of a [wo]man” 

Which Side Are You On? – Billy Bragg

 

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4 Leggeds Save The World

Just wait for it…

köszönöm a húgam, Nicoletta, for sharing this with me. Shout out to our animal sisters and brothers for walking with us daily (even though so many of us are assholes).

Boo

Posted in artists, beauty, experimental video, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, neighborhood, relationships, sex, vacation, yoga by the consummate on August 20, 2011