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“No Bullshit Allowed”

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by Mj Rains

In the next two weeks, you may have to navigate your way through careless gossip, distorted “facts,” superficial theories, hidden agendas, fake news, and official disinformation.  To prevent problems in communication with people who matter, take advantage of the Halloween spirit in this way:

Obtain a bicycle helmet and cover it with aluminum foil. Decorate it with Ace of Clubs, a red rose, images of wrathful but benevolent superheroes, and a sign that says “No Bullshit Allowed.” By wearing this crown, you should remain protected. If that’s too weird for you, do the next best thing:  Vow to speak the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and ask to receive the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

~Gemini Horoscope for the week of October 26, 2017

Get yours at:  Free Will Astrology

Pondering life as it is, marriage, and aging ever so slowly…

Posted in "Wit"icisms", Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Mj Rains


We are love
and conversation
and truth.

We find those little ways to speak to each other
to say even with subtle gestures
what the other already knows.

A spark, even after twenty years, that, too,
makes life anew, sensual,
sexual in strange ways

the light in the morning
on pale skin…
a laugh and low talking.

Then coffee.

I many times find it hard to believe
the wedding day wasn’t yesterday.
Yet I feel the sting of so many washed up years…

many good but washed with bleach
soft and gentle and there
full of wishes and dreams that are yet to come.

Is it too late to feel renewed, rejuvenated?

Feeling this makes a mid-aged life fresh and livable.
Full of desire and bright light and fresh green trees
like the ones trying to spark in spring
in the yard
beyond the mulch and parked cars

where the lawn keepers parked their lawn mowers.


This Wit has been down for a bit, literally, in more ways than one…but my esteem  is coming back, and hopefully some “witicisms” along with it. Business with life sometimes

squashes inspiration, or, when one is more inclined, it actually does the opposite, and, so

I am trying.


The Chasm of Your own Making…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by Mj Rains

What is the chasm of your own making?

Is it a trench of stubbornness or pride that no one can cross?
The echo of your own pain that isolates you?
The vastness that builds when you are afraid to tell someone the truth of your heart?
Or the absence of belief that you deserve what waits on each side? (Mark Nepo)

We fill the cup of truth…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by Mj Rains

“What can I do to always remember who I really am?” – Juan Ramon Jiminez

Most of our time is spent searching, looking for ways to discover who we really are. We continually run into mountains, cross rivers, search the far seas, fall into the arms of strangers, all to be shaken into remembering.  And some of us try to lead simpler lives, hoping to practice how not to forget.  But part of our journey is this forgetting and this remembering.  It is a special part of what makes us human.

So what can we do?  Well, it is no secret that slowness remembers and hurry forgets; that softness remembers and hardness forgets; that surrender remembers and fear forgets.

It is beautifully difficult to remember who we really are.  But we help each other every time we fill the cup of truth and hold each other up after drinking from it.

I gathered these inspiring words from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.

Share your inspiration. What keeps you remembering who you really are?


Image: Our cup of Tea by Anhdres

Within you Without you

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by Mj Rains

We were talking – about the space
between us all
And the people – who hide themselves
behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth – then it’s far
too late – when they pass away

We were talking – about the love we all
could share – when we find it
To try our best to hold it there- with
our love
With our love – we could save the world
– if they only knew

Try to realize it’s all within yourself
no-one else can make you change
And to see you’re really only very small,
and life flows on within you and without

We were talking – about the love that’s
gone so cold and the people,
who gain the world and lose their soul –
they don’t know – they can’t see – are
you one of them?

When you’ve seen beyond yourself –
then you may find, peace of mind, is
waiting there –
And the time will come when you see
we’re all one, and life flows on within you
and without you.

-Lyrics by George Harrison, 1967

Photo: photobucket, puppielove06, The Space Between Us

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