The Consummate

I Love My Daddy

Posted in california, family, Feminism, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on November 27, 2012

Grateful to be in California, so happy I can spend this time with my pops. No matter what and where I am or with whom, I am and will always be daddy’s little girl.

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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.

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

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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NOELC

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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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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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

I Bounce Right Back

If you lift me up and put me down I bounce right back – Shinehead

 

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Ayin Hara

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

 

Kennahara

 

Just Close Your Eyes And Think For A Minute

Posted in animals, art, artists, california, family, health, judaism, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda by the consummate on December 22, 2011

Just close your eyes and think for a minute, “Does the whole world love me? How many people don’t love me? How many animals don’t love me? How many plants don’t love me?” Then you will know yourself how healthy and happy you are.

God is love. That is the essential teaching from all the scriptures. If we want to experience God, we should express that love in our life, just as God loves everything and everybody. God loves a rat, a cat, a dog, a donkey, a pig, a sinner, a saint, an idiot, a scholar. The most beautiful and the most ugly. A good dancer. The one who doesn’t even know how to walk. (more…)

Gold Digger

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

Confession

Posted in judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on October 8, 2011

And the sin we committed against you by a confused heart

Hello New Life

Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette


 

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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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

London Calling

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, subculture, travel, vacation by the consummate on June 24, 2011

Do I have to explain?

BUD -> LDN

I Felt It All The Way Across The World

Posted in art, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, new york, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on June 24, 2011

If you’re hurting, so am I.

I felt your pain all the way across the world. I cried so hard last night swinging in the garden while listening to that song over and over again.  Although I had dedicated it to you before, its true meaning didn’t hit me until now.  I wish I could hold you and do awe baby. Physically, I cannot, but I will do so on a metaphysical level. Sending you healing for your loss.

Where Wrath Springs Forth

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, yoga by the consummate on June 17, 2011

“Wrath springs only from thwarted desires. I do not expect anything from others, so their actions cannot be in opposition to wishes of mine. I would not use you for my own ends; I am happy only in your own true happiness” – Sri Yukteswar from Yogananda’s AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI

Mystical Mantra Energy

Apparently here in Europe there’s a Jesus holiday going on today. Something about the Holy Spirit. Obviously, I am not well versed but respectful. Posting this, my favorite version of Hare Krishna, in respect to the holiness of the day. But isn’t everyday holy?

A mantra is mystical energy encased in a sound structure and each mantra contains within its vibrations a certain power. But of all mantras, the maha-mantra (the Hare Krishna mantra) has been prescribed as the easiest and surest way for attaining God Realization in this present age.” 

George Harrison (1943-2001),
in his autobiography :’I, me and Mine’

More on the Hare Krishna Mantra can be found here:
http://www.meditationiseasy.com/mCorner/techniques/Hare_Krishna_Mantra.htm

An Itch

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, humor, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, sex, travel, vacation, WTF, yoga by the consummate on June 8, 2011

I’ve got an itch I need to scratch.

Call Me Mr. Telephone

Posted in art, artists, experimental video, humor, judaism, love, music, oldies, Party, subculture by the consummate on May 27, 2011

Ikon Allah

If G-d wills it…

Is it possible that I am becoming more religious in a sense? My recent trip to Israel left me more proud of my heritage + culture but also with a profound sense of faith. I spent much time in Jaffa where there is a beautiful blend of Jews + Muslims living harmoniously with one another. One day, I found myself sitting on the rocks above waves crashing on the beach with strangers at 4 in the morning. We looked up at the stars and thanked G-d for the beauty we were experiencing. At that moment the Iman began his calls for prayers at the mosque. To hear this sound before dawn was eerie and other worldly. I felt as if I was having an out of body experience. The sound wasn’t unfamiliar, I’ve heard it before but I’ve changed.  As the vocalist Abdullahi sings “Ikon Allah” – Will of G-d, I too sing this tune. If certain things in my life are meant to be, it is the will of G-d and I leave it up to the higher powers that be. I know what I want but if it it is the will of G-d, it will come to be.

Fangs!

So many kitties here in Israel… Makes me think of my Meow-Meow + Borio. Hope they are well.

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Maygar Bound

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, health, humor, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, new york, oldies, relationships, travel, vacation, yoga by the consummate on May 20, 2011

ADDENDUM: I extended my trip in Israel & will be flying to Hungary on Monday evening instead.

I’m heading to Hungary today. This will be my first time in the land since 2001! And guess what? THERE IS TOFU in this land now. NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM.

I grew up with my mother blasting Brahms Hungarian Dances. So enjoy.

PS: I wish you were with me on this journey

Shabbat Shalom

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation by the consummate on May 13, 2011

Sending you love from Israel!

Here’s To Traveling With A Girlfriend

Posted in art, beauty, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, travel by the consummate on May 8, 2011

Cheers to my girlfriend whom I am traveling with. We’re “balling out” in Italy currently where we have a week of fun + games planned including celebrating at an Ambassador’s home, shopping (or for some window shopping) at the outlet mall, running through Villa Borghese, visiting sights, seeing music. It’s a good fucking life y’all, especially with friends.

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Bon Voyage

Posted in beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, music, relationships, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation, yoga by the consummate on May 7, 2011

Today I embark on a month long overseas journey spanning across 3 different countries. I look forward to visiting the homelands of some of my ancestors and hope this trip will bring me clarity, inspiration, healing and memories for life.

Crack is Whack!

I AM OFF THE BLACKBERRY FOR ONE MONTH (5/7-6/8). NO TEXTING, NO BBMING, NO TALKING!

Foolish Reminders

It Would Have Been Enough

Posted in animals, art, humor, judaism, life, love, music, spirituality by the consummate on April 18, 2011

Happy Passover!!!

Like Fingernails

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on April 6, 2011


Your thoughts are like fingernails, there is always new growth. Like those fingernails, your thoughts and feelings are constantly renewed. As a woman, I keep my nails polished and often notice how much re-growth  appears in between the cuticle and the polish.

What you may have written in a journal 3 months ago is old is like the polish on your fingernail. Reading back, you can see the growth. It’s never the same. The crazy thought that passed was just that – a passing thought. It is not permanent.

Like your fingernails, your whole self is growing with every breathe you take. I believe people can truly transform themselves and are not bound by the past. When you see me, I will not be the same being as I was yesterday. Thankfully so. My growth will never end, even when I leave my physical body behind.

In The Stillness of

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, health, judaism, life, love, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, yoga by the consummate on February 14, 2011

Egypt Egypt / Fire In Cairo

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, WTF by the consummate on January 28, 2011

Today’s Headline from Huffington Post: Egypt Goes Dark. The Egyptian people are rising up against the current dictatorship, calling for democracy. Live updates here.

Egypt Egypt – Egyptian Lover

Fire In Cairo – The Cure

Sets The Blaze

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, Feminism, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, plants, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on January 24, 2011

Sets the Blaze – Hope Sandoval

In Memory Of

Posted in animals, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, love, music, new york, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on January 24, 2011

RIP OPI

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Accept

Posted in art, beauty, family, Feminism, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on January 20, 2011

“Whatever comes, accept it as G-d’s Will.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

– Swami Satchidananda

Nothing Comes Easily


“Wherever you are, whatever you do, have discipline in your life. Discipline your mind, discipline your senses, discipline your body. When we want a big reward, we have to pay a big price. Nothing comes easily. Even for a few minutes of ego gratification for climbing to the top of a mountain, so much effort is needed. How many months of great difficulties will you have to undergo to attain such a goal? How many times will you slip, get up, start, slip, get up, start again? At last you stand there at the top, plant your flag, and say, “I conquered Everest.” You may have conquered Everest, but you can never rest there. In ten minutes you even have to come down. For that ten minutes’ joy you worked so hard, you followed so many disciplines. Then it’s over.

In the spiritual life, however, once you get to the top, you have reached Ever-rest. You do rest there, and you won’t have to come down. You can even pull others up as well. But there are no shortcuts. A great price must be laid to reach that great goal. What is that price? Leading a selfless life.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

– Swami Satchidananda

 

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Real Love Is Possible

Posted in art, artists, beauty, judaism, life, love, photography, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda, yoga by the consummate on January 4, 2011

“Don’t love only your fellow humans. Love everyone and everything equally. All things are your fellow beings, not only humans.

By loving everything, you are really loving yourself. Everything is nothing but the expression of yourself. If you stand in front of a mirror, you love that reflection. You smile at it and it smiles at you. In the same way, the whole world is your projection. You love because you are made of love; not because you have to love. The scriptures say to love your neighbor as your Self. You don’t love your neighbor as an individual; you love that person as your Self.

That means you have to see your Self in the other person. Real love is possible only when you see everything as your own expression. All others are none other than you; they just appear to be different. We always need to go beyond the name and form. When we rise above the worldly limitations, we will find that the essence is the same.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

– Swami Satchidananda

http://www.thegoldenpresent.org/

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

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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Teen Angels

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, judaism, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 11, 2010

Blank Slate

Posted in beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on September 19, 2010

Atoned. Thank you for forgiving me. I’ve also forgiven myself.

Shana Tovah

Fuck Your Theories

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, plants, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on September 7, 2010

Think in a way you never have before.

Blue Green Colors Flashin’

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, relationships by the consummate on August 4, 2010

2 August

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, Uncategorized, yoga by the consummate on August 2, 2010

You Can Enjoy The Same

For one month live a totally surrendered life. Try that life for a while. For a sample week, or a sample month. Just say, “Let God take care of me. And let me do my duty. whatever God has given me to do, let me fulfil it.” That means wherever you are, God has placed you there. He has given you some job, you are doing it. I don’t say that you should not have ambition. Have the biggest ambition. What is the biggest ambition? To maintain your peace. Yes. Let that be your ambition. “I have to maintain my peace at all costs. I am ready to give up anything and everything for the sake of peace.” That’s your biggest goal. And that’s what you call God. Peace is your God. “For the sake of God, I am ready to renounce everything.” That means God and Peace are one and the same. God and Happiness are one and the same.

Iam simply telling you what I have been doing all these years. By following this truth, I am living a worry less life. There’s nobody or nothing that can rob me of my peace and happiness. If you have a bigger goal, all right, go ahead and try it. But if you think this is your goal, then try it; I am sure you will enjoy that peace.

If you think that I am really happy and peaceful, there is no need to envy me. You can enjoy the same. It’s not anybody’s monopoly. Every one of you can enjoy this. God is our Father. He has not given nice things only to one person or two persons and not the other people. He has given this wealth to all equally. It’s everybody’s property. If we don’t enjoy it, it’s not His fault.

– Swami Satchidananda

Aim & Ambition

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Readings

High Road

Posted in beauty, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on July 8, 2010

Sometimes I HATE taking the high road. Yet my conscience will not allow me to take another (well, let’s just say  on average I’m riding on a higher altitude these days). Sometimes I just want to play dirty, sometimes I want the other person to take the high road. I want to throw a fucking fit, I want the apology, I want to be calmed down, I want to take the fucking low road, like lil jon get low, like cholos in a low rider crusin’ in echo parque (wait, do they actually still reside there?), like it’s fucking hot here in HELL low. I wanna Veruca Salt it out!  YEOW!!!