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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It’s Time to WOMAN UP

Posted in california, family, Feminism, health, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 18, 2013

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Dear Mother –

It’s time for you to woman up.

xo,
Your Daughter

Hospice Meeting

Posted in california, family, life, love, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on January 15, 2013

Today was the first meeting with hospice.

My father is dying.

There is no turning back.

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.

Silence > Bullshit

Posted in art, artists, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, relationships, WTF by the consummate on October 15, 2012

 

Keeping my mouth shut.

Bízik Senki

Posted in life, love, new york, relationships, spirituality, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 10, 2012

Trust no one. I keep channeling these words and a feeling – it’s telling me to tell you – DO NOT TRUST HER. I hope you read this blog entry because I cannot reach out to you directly. I do not know what this channeling is in reference too, so take it as you must.

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The Million Dollar Question is

Posted in life, love by the consummate on September 10, 2012

Why do I do this to myself?

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!

Seriously Serial

Posted in health, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, WTF by the consummate on August 26, 2012

Does it feel good to be a serial monogamist?

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

 

Signs of Drowning

Posted in health, life, love, relationships, Uncategorized, WTF by the consummate on July 13, 2012

Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:

  • Head low in the water, mouth at water level
  • Head tilted back with mouth open
  • Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
  • Eyes closed
  • Hair over forehead or eyes
  • Not using legs – Vertical
  • Hyperventilating or gasping
  • Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
  • Trying to roll over on the back
  • Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder.

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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The War We Really Wage (From Harish)

Posted in art, artists, family, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 21, 2012

“Practitioners who train in courage become true warriors. The war we wage is not with enemies outside ourselves but with the powerful forces of our own habitual tendencies and negative emotions. The greatest of these is fear. In order to become fearless, we need to experience fear. Facing fear changes our perspective and gives rise to the courage to face our neuroses as well as our enlightened qualities.”

 – Dzigar Kongtrul

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I’ll Tumble For Ya

Don’t You?

Posted in art, artists, life, love, music, neighborhood, new york, relationships, subculture by the consummate on March 9, 2012

You wanna be my main squeeze baby? Don’t you? You wanna gimme what I need baby? Won’t ya. – BIGGIE

 

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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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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

Copy Cat

Posted in life, love, new york, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 5, 2012

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Integral Yoga Teacher Training. LMFAO.

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

Today’s DIY

Posted in art, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, oldies, Party, sex, subculture, WTF by the consummate on February 26, 2012

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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…

Catching Z’s

Posted in animals, art, experimental video, family, friendship, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 30, 2012
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*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.

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

 

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…)

Fever!

Posted in art, artists, california, family, friendship, health, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, WTF by the consummate on January 3, 2012

I rang in the New Year with a feverish bang.

That is a FEVER lasting nearly 24 hours. I’m thinking 2012 is going to be a scorcher! More fire!!!

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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…

Gripping Tales of Suspense

Posted in animals, art, artists, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, new york, relationships, sex, subculture by the consummate on December 30, 2011

Too late for a literal application in my life but funny nonetheless.

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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

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