The Birds of the Basin, Part 4: The Marabou

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YTZ#08:

The Wings Fly Again

Catch up on Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 if you missed them.

Now on to our story.

(What follows is a fictional account.)

The Birds of the Basin, Part 4: The Marabou

The four northerners blinked.

Demoiselle the beautiful crane eyed the Frigatebird from the south.

Saddlebill the jealous stork rolled his eyes and lifted his striped beak in the air in disgust.

Shoebill the grumpy other stork grumbled and complained as he went.

The Blue-Footed Booby clumsily wobbled along, armor clinking with every step.

After the crash with Al, the four northern Talen Guard had flown with Frigatebird up to the middle levels of Talpost. The Albatross had been carried off in a large sling by the southern Guard that found them.

They came to rest on a wide balcony, Blue completely fumbling his landing. There they were joined by more of the southern Guard.

A large portal opened into a tall, ornately carved hallway that resounded with the clacking of their dozen taloned feet quickly moving through it. The hallway went one for some time, with different partitions marked at intervals by a pair of sharp columns of razor-like stonework that looked like giant talons.

At last they reached an antechamber with a magnificent pair of staircases. The stairs had this illusory appearance, as if they spiraled up in just a way that could make your body feel as though it were moving even while being still.

Small, arched windows lined the sides of the alabaster white walls along the stairs. Down the center, the railings had poles topped with a variety of southern birds in golden statuette form.

“Nice place,” Bill said, taking his eyes from Demoiselle back to the Frigatebird, then back to Demoiselle.

“I like it,” replied the southerner. “Call me Frigate, by the way. I’m at your service while you’re here. Anything you need while at Talpost, don’t hesitate to ask, got it?”

“Thanks very kind of you,” cooed the crane. Bill shook his head.

“Can I get a plate of pollyworms and a glass of water?” demanded Shoe.

“Oh, and can I get some shrimp boats?” Blue squeaked excitedly.

“Uh, you can ask the cook for that,” Frigate managed. “Uh, I meant more like things that a Talen Commander can do for you.” He motioned one wing towards his commander’s badge on his chest plate.

“Oh, I see,” Blue yipped. “So you command the kitchen staff, huh?”

“No, I don’t, I,” Frigate began.

He was cut off by Shoe, “Ignore Blue, he does that. Uh, he’s read so many books his brain actually overloads and skips a beat sometimes. Don’t mind him.”

Blue nodded along in agreement. Shoe covered his eyes with his wing and shook his head.

“In any case,” Frigate picked up, “I’ve got your back while you’re here. You know, I haven’t seen many northerners in a while. Long while. Don’t many come down here.”

The large bird’s dialect became more noticeable as he talked. There was a quaint charm and masculinity about it, but was also coarse and unusual.

Demoiselle noticed and all but batted her eyes at the southern bird.

“Yea, ok, well, it’s good to have new friends. In the South,” Saddlebill tried. “Thanks for, uh, inviting, uh, leading the way. You know Demoiselle and I have been through a lot together…”

Demoiselle blushed and chided Saddlebill, “Stop. We’ve been work colleagues for some time. We have been through some wild cases in our time. But tell me, Frigate, I want to know more about you. Where are you from originally? What’s it like in the South? How do you stay in such great shape? I’m sorry, that’s probably too many questions at once…”

Frigate perked up and smiled, flexing one of his wings in attempt to show his muscles. “That’s ok, Dem,” his familiar use of her short name sounded like gravel to Bill’s ears, “I work out ten times a week. Daily regimen keeps me fit and for my line of work it seems like a no brainer to be built tough. No offense there, my friend, we all have different strengths. I’m sure yours is well hidden,” he said, gesturing with placating hands towards Saddlebill, who scowled at the comment.

“I am not out of shape,” replied Bill in frustration. “I just happen to be of a breed of bird that is more lithe. I am actually quite fit for my species, thank you, and I work out just as much as you.”

“Bill, you do…” Demoiselle was saying before being cut off.

“Lithe?” snickered Frigate. “I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like thin and that’s what you are. Anyways, it’s not meant as offense, my friend. Just small talk, right?”

Frigate nudged Bill with the elbow of his wing.

Bill glared back and said nothing.

“So, is our pilot going to be alright?” Demoiselle said, changing the subject.

“Yes,” answered Frigate. “He’s being brought to the infirmary now. They’ll take good care of him. Ah, at last.”

As he said this he walked towards the stairs and lifted a wing in anticipation of someone. Following his gaze revealed an odd pair of birds walking towards them.

There was a stout and sturdy Hornbill Stork, coated in heavy mail, who seemed to move from his belt line. He shook his hips back and forth with each step, proudly displaying his hammer hanging at his side.

Next to him was yet another stork, The Marabou. He was a legend, even in the north. His life had been filled with successes in all his enterprises and now he was the Governor of Talpost. He was very old and moved much slower than the Hornbill. Yet he had an air of wisdom and grace his companion lacked.

“Welcome,” The Marabou greeted. “This is Hornbill, my Chief Defense Advisor.”

“Hi,” was all the Hornbill said.

“First,” began The Marabou, “let me say how grateful I am that you are here. I’m sure you are aware that we have a situation with the Rage Fest which is currently being waged on the other side of this cliff face from us in the Mogra Yute Basin. We have called upon you to assist us in placating the strife between our two neighbors, the Forram bull men and the Targen tiger peoples.”

“Though we were expecting a bit more help from our northern allies,” complained the Hornbill. “Typical. Can’t spare an extra nothing.”

“Hey, I don’t like your attitude,” Shoe retorted. “Say that a little closer to my face.”

“Gentlebirds!” The Marabou intervened calmly. “Let’s not waste time on civilities. We have work to do. The festival games are getting more rowdy and threatening the peace in the Basin. A precarious peace we Tal have worked hard to maintain for many decades. The games are supposed to calm the tension. But this year tensions are rising instead. I fear war could result if our two neighboring nations cannot settle down. I am hoping that you can step in and do just that. Settle things down. Do whatever it takes without a fight and without causing a stir. Do you understand me?”

“Yes, your Grace, understood,” Saddlebill said. “But I do have one question. It sounds to me like the south has contended with these politics for some time. So why do you need us? Can’t you just send local representatives to resolve this?”

“In the past we have held sway with our neighbors, but not as of now. They blame us for their current troubles,” The Marabou sighed. “It’s a long story. But when they see us approach, they immediately get guarded and antagonistic towards us. We are hoping that when they see you in your northern colors, they won’t have any negative attachments to you. They may listen to you if you go to them as concerned outsiders.”

“Possible,” Demoiselle mused. “To me this sounds like a stretch.”

“Please,” The Marabou whispered. “We are at a critical juncture. The horns of war are ready to blare throughout the Basin. You’re our only hope. We need to settle the issue of the champion’s prize. He must have something worthy of choosing that is better than seeking glory for their country.”

“Because the glory would be, what, war?” Shoe muttered.

“Precisely,” The Marabou enunciated. “If the champion maintains the kind of rage these games have been fueling, he may choose to repay that anger in battle. It won’t matter which side begins the fighting, because others will follow and both nations will plunge into a war as dominoes that fall one after the other. But the dominoes will instead be the bodies of bulls and tigers strewn about the basin floor, never to compete in another Rage Fest again.”

“Wow, dramatic, isn’t he?” Shoe commented as if he couldn’t be heard.

“Yea, I love a good show,” Blue added. “But I’m a little confused.”

“It’s ok, Blue,” said Shoe. “All he’s saying is the winner might start a war, then the whole Basin will be fighting and there will be lots of casualties. But he just said it more poetic-like.”

“Oh, ok, thanks Shoe,” said Blue.

“So the stakes are high after all,” Demoiselle said. “I wish the Great Blue Heron could hear all of this.”

“Don’t worry, Dem, it’s all going to work out for us. Just remember, we’ve got these two,” said Saddlebill, thumbing a wing towards Shoebill and the booby named Blue.

Stay tuned next week for the Rage Fest

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Please comment and share if you enjoyed the story.

Blessings to you,

Matthew

The Birds of the Basin, Part 3: The Landing

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YTZ#07:

The Birds Are Back in Town

Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.

Without further ado:

(What follows is a fictional account.)

The Birds of the Basin, Part 3: The Landing


The four armored bird people awoke to a start.

“Bumpy weather, here,” Al called over the roaring sound of the wind.

“What’s going on?” Saddlebill shouted.

“Like I told ya,” Al returned. “Weather. We’re over the Falnon Mountains. We’ve got bad storms below, so I’m trying to hold us steady at this altitude a little longer before we make our descent. Keep an eye out for a break in the clouds.”

“Keep an eye out?” Shoebill reeled. “Rich, coming from the pilot. Aren’t you keeping an eye out?”

Al was unphased, “I just wanted to help you feel proactive. Hang on tight.”

As soon as he said this he leaned his body so far to the right that they began descending at a sharp angle. Everyone riding Al’s back began slipping in their seats. They quickly followed his instructions and found a tight grip on the harness so they wouldn’t fall off altogether.

“What do you think you’re doing, trying to kill us?” roared Shoe.

“Whee!” squealed Bluefoot in utter delight.

Then the Albatross was veering this way and that, left then right, down and then over, once making a loopy-dee-loo, and kept on plummeting. He had a strong intent.

The clouds were so thick, and moisture was becoming heavy in the air.

The thunder made them all jump then. Flashes of lighting pulsed on the fringes of their vision in those dark, grey clouds. A warm, electric tingling could be felt in the air, then the cold wind and the increasing rains.

“Are you crazy? We’re going right through the storm!” raged Shoebill.

“Pilot, take us out of this weather, this instant!” commanded Demoiselle.

“Aiy aiy, cap’n,” Al commented. “There.”

The huge bird took a sharp turn that almost tossed Bluefoot off the back of the harness. Saddlebill caught him by a loose pauldron. Blue dangled in the air for a minute until Demoiselle and Shoe could help bring him back in.

“You ok, there?” Saddle asked Blue.

“Yea, wow, that was a rush. Thanks, guys. Thanks, Bill. You guys saved my life.” The goofy Blue-Footed Booby came in to squeeze each of them in a hug.

Al was still making his descent, but he had found a break in the clouds where the weather eased up. He flew straight through the middle of it and when they arrived on the other side, they saw the peaks of mighty mountains.

The Falnon range spanned from the north of the Mogran continent, Mogra So, to the wild southlands, Mogra Yute.

It was to Mogra Yute that they were heading.

“Great,” said Demoiselle. “Good piloting. Very impressive. How far are we from the Talpost?”

“Ah, thanks honey buns,” Al crooned.

“Pipe down, I never gave you the right to call me honey buns,” scolded Demoiselle. “Never call me that again.”

“Yea, right, hehe,” said the Albatross, sounding a bit defeated. “Anyways, I’d say we are about ten, no fifteen…” he was straining his head to look this way and that and muttering numbers to himself.

“Excuse me, Mr. Professional,” Shoe chided then. “Are you saying you don’t know?”

Al stiffened his body noticeably beneath their talons. “I take that as an offensive. Hmph. I am a professional, and I know where we are, and I know where we are going. And I know how long it will…”

He trailed off again.

Saddlebill tossed his wings up in frustration.

Shoe began laughing.

“I don’t get it,” said Blue.

“Ah, yes, here it is!” Al shouted excitedly then. “Just as I suspected.”

They rounded a tall peak, morning sun shining brightly on its jagged face, and saw a hubbub of activity. There, before them, was Talpost, the southern watchtower fortress of the Tal Nation. It was perched high in the mountains and hung like an upside down bell from the underside of a massive cliff face.

Talpost was accessible only by flight, which was convenient for the Tal and a powerful defensive position. The entire landscape below completely denied access to the fortress by land or water.

There were small figures of Tal in the distance, flying to and fro among the various ports of entry along the fortress. Patrols of sentries circled the perimeter.

On top of the cliff from which the fortress hung lay an enormous beast, the likes of which they had never seen before. It seemed benign, as if it were natural for it to be there… a whale-sized, white fur beast, tufts puffing like pillow stuffing all down its long back. It’s eyelids kept lifting to reveal huge, lazy eyes, then falling again as the beast breathed out a cooing sort of snore. It was fast asleep, laying its head down on its bunched up wings.

“I’m actually speechless,” Shoe muttered, mouth agape.

“May that last the rest of the trip,” Saddle cajoled. “Gods willing.”

Demoiselle smiled a quick response to Saddle, but was far too distracted by the sight of the beast on the mountain.

“Ohh, can we meet the big, puffy, pillow monster?” Blue whined. The others all shook their heads.

“Welcome to Mogra Yute,” Al said. “Hope you had a wonderful flight. Please consider the A.A. Blaze next time you’re looking to go to that exotic destination.”

“Fireworks!” Blue shouted, pointing ahead where some dusty flashes of colors were being shot into the air.

“Those aren’t fireworks, Blue,” Demoiselle said, “those are Talsigns. Don’t you remember?”

“Oh, yea,” said Blue. “But what do they say then?”

Dem laughed to herself a little.

Al answered the question, “They are just verifying my flight number and giving me landing instructions. Hold on a minute.”

The Albatross began tugging with his beak at something underneath him. He yanked a pull tag on a contraption a few times, then his own Talsigns were being sent, flashing orange and green and blue and purple dust.

“Thank the gnomes for that… Um, hang tight,” Al said with a gulp.

“Why?” asked Saddle.

“I uh, well I meant to send one sign and I think I sent the wrong one,” said Al.

“What sign do you think you sent, Al?” Bill pressed.

“Uh, the kind of signal a pirate might use to raid a port,” Al offered shyly.

“How in the world could you mix those up?” Demoiselle yelled.

It was too late. Arrows and darts started hurling past them. One whizzed so close to Shoe’s head that he froze in place.

“Like I told ya, hang tight!” Al said and dove straight towards the mountainside below. He got far too close for comfort, but in the last moments pulled up and leveled off, heading straight for the Talpost while staying as close to the ground as possible.

“Just send another signal, Al, be reasonable,” Demoiselle pleaded. “If we stop and explain ourselves, they will understand.”

“How will we explain ourselves with bolts sealing our beaks shut?” Al responded. He continued his mad dash towards the fortress mountain.

From above, Tal sentries were diving towards their position.

“Overhead,” Saddle yelled.

“I see them, hold on,” said Al.

The great albatross aircraft that carried the four Talen Guard began swerving like an expert pilot, dodging rock faces and navigating ravines with ease. The sentries found it hard to keep up with his pace and his finesse. One or two of their pursuants struck a crag and careened out of the sky in a heap on the ground.

“Wow, this is fun!” Bluefoot hollered.

“I told you, guys, I’m a professional,” said Al, smiling broadly over his shoulders.

“Then why don’t you look where you’re going!” shouted Saddlebill futilely.

Al did, but it was too late, for there was no time to move.

There before them was a large rock slab that formed a tall, jagged pillar between one hill and the slope below. They crashed right into the vertical barrier and the bird, the four Talen Guard, and all their gear went hurdling into a semicircle on the mountain side below.

“Anybird hurt?” Al was frantic. “Please tell me you guys are ok.”

“Fine here,” said Demoiselle, lifting herself from the ground.

“So, professional, huh?” Saddebill grunted as he got up and dusted the rocks from his wings and armor.

“Ow,” was all Shoe could offer, also dusting himself from the mountain debris that covered him in a grayish powder.

The Bluefooted Booby, on the other hand, was more covered in his own feathers, even managing to get some in his mouth. His armor was barely hanging onto him anymore.

“I blame Blue,” joked Shoe. “It’s his influence that did us in. Booby never could make his own landing.”

The Blue-Footed Booby didn’t respond. But he did pull a feather out of each of his ear holes.

“Oh, thank the gods you’re alright!” said Al, sighing with relief.

“Wings up where we can see them!” commanded a strong voice from up the slope.

The five birds, pilot and passengers lifted their wings above their heads slowly. They looked to see a patrol of Southern Talen Guard approaching them, headed by a tall black-feathered bird.

“Who are you, really?” asked the lead guard from the south.

“I am Demoiselle, from Oshinora,” said the Demoiselle Crane, bowing politely. “This is Saddlebill. ”The Saddebill Stork bowed quickly in kind.

“Don’t do me any favors,” Shoebill scoffed at Dem. “I’m Shoebill Stork, at your command.” He, too, bowed.

The Blue-Footed Booby bumbled forward and bowed off-hand, saying, “Bluefoot, here, how can I be of service?”

“And Al, humble pilot of the A.A. Blaze,” added the Albatross. “By the way, I think my wing’s a little broken.” He held up his right wing and it was crooked like a broken twig.

“Well, then, fellow Guard, we’d better get you to the infirmary.” said the lead guard, offering forth a long, ruffled wing to help Al. “My name’s Frig. Sorry for the miscommunication earlier. We received an… odd message.”

Frig gave a pointed look at Al, who winced a bit in guilt then tried to shrug and silently beak the word “sorry.”

“What kind of bird are you?” Demoiselle asked the charming southerner.

“I’m a frigratebird, ma’am.” His wing stretched out to indicate the massive Tal fortress hanging from the cliff just over their heads.

“Welcome to Talpost,” he said with a smile.

Stay tuned next week for Part 4 of the story.

 

Thank you for reading.

 

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Blessings to you,

Matthew

Recalibrating ABC and 123, Teacher Leave Those Kids Alone

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YTZ#06: (Birds of the Basin will return next week)

Recalibrating ABC and 123

Take a look at pretty much all education and law and economics and healthcare in the world today,  and you will see it is based on structures born from the ABCs and 123s you learned so long ago.

And it makes sense. To believe that everything you have been taught is the basis of all that there is.

All things come from those basic concepts, right? All things can be described by letters and numbers, right?

Do you ever get the sense that things are not quite as they seem?

Sometimes this happens because you are presented with new information that challenges your belief in old information………

This is not a bad thing, in and of itself. What does hinder the process, though, is for you to go into fear about it.

To go into fear about change slows the transformation. Change is needed. Nothing grows without change.

Growth is one of the six criteria for life, after all. To be alive, a thing must grow. To be without growth would not be alive.

Recalibrating for Growth…

So far the message of this blog has been based in the information and truth available to me at the beginning of this process. But now the experience of it is different. The writing is coming from a different place, a new perspective.

Without this, the blog would die. The blog needs growth. My writing needs growth. My connection to Source needs growth. My ability to tune in needs growth. My ability to trust needs growth. My ability to let go…

Let Go of Old Structures

Word Art Let go of old structures over grey graph paper backgroundIn this post and ones to come, it will be a purging of sorts. An energetic cleansing. For me and any who wish to read along.

This is a letting go of the old. Again, this process is not bad. It is only in the mind of the one who judges it as bad that it becomes so.

Letting go is a tremendous blessing. Why carry the old car you can no longer drive? No one would expect you to do that. That would be ludicrous.

You do not need to hold on to everything you find in life. Or everyone.

Sifting through your feelings becomes an essential.

When a place, or a situation, or a person does not feel good for you and your higher growth, then it is a hindrance. It is holding you back from your own growth, from your own life.

Change is an essential part of being alive. All life changes. All things change in time. Even death is a change, wrongly feared, that brings newness on the other side.

People all tell such funny stories about what is on the other side of life, after the crossing over into death…

We will not get into that now…

Teacher Leave Those Kids Alone

Some decades ago on a famous island nation, a band named Pink Floyd posed these words to the world:

“We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

Teacher leave those kids alone”

And I believe they had some meaning by those words at the time.

But that is not the meaning I am seeing in them now, through my current lens, my filter of experience and understanding.

My newness, my particular perspective now, has a different take on it that the band may not have intended, or the history books may have written.

And that take is this:

 

The school is a tool for those who wish to control.

School is conditioning you to a certain way of life.

To a certain perception of reality.

To a certain expectation of what is possible.

To a certain amount of malleability.

To a certain level of control in what you do,
what you choose,
who you are,
who you are deemed worthy of being,
who and what and how and when all things are possible for you…

 

The school defines itself as a means of purveying information that has been agreed upon to share.

In a way we all agree to it. We agree to keep telling the same histories, the same songs, the same nursery rhymes, the same cultural expectations.

We agree to what the school should and should not teach.

School by no means shares all possible information, all possible perspectives…

It may share what it feels comfortable with. Any knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and truth outside of that comfort will be ignored and ridiculed as crazy.

What is crazy is limiting possibility of thought and creation. What is crazy is to tell a child, a person of any age, that what they think or say or do is crazy. That is control.

So of course it is especially the unknown, the unobservable that is most frightful to school.

The intuitive and spiritual worlds… Well outside the ABCs and 123s…

School is based on ABC and 123

ABCs are great to learn to read and write.Word Art A B C 1 2 3 over lined paper background

And 123s help count, add and subtract, and keep track of money and important numbers.

These concepts are important.

Right?

ABC and 123 are the building blocks on which all the lessons and concepts of school are subsequently constructed.

Without the ABCs, high schoolers would not write essays and answer questions.

Without the 123s, well, lots of things would be measured quite strangely.

They are important.

But there comes a point when the structure that the school necessitates becomes so rigid that all life is based upon only the given building blocks of structure, of ABC and 123.

There are things outside of ABC, beyond words and description and explanation.

And there are things beyond 123 that do not obey known laws or that cannot be perceived by science or human in the way that math necessitates.

Given this track, it is entirely possible that by high school and college the structure is so firm, so hardened in the intellectual mind, that the unseen, the unobservable, the nonphysical becomes impossible to believe. It becomes completely stamped out of a person’s experience of life.

Structure, we will say, is important from a certain perspective for what you call order in your world. But God is the order that is needed. God’s order is divine and infinite and perfect. God’s order has created the universe and All That Is and continues to operate the sun, the moon and the stars with ease.

Can you do that with your ABCs and 123s?

Can you move planets through space?

Can you create life?

 

There comes a point in educating when it is time the teachers leave the kids alone. That means to allow the unknown. To allow change and growth and newness. To allow the question that leads to new creation.

Perhaps most of all, and most controversial, is to stop structuring people for control. (This idea will be expanded upon in the future.)

This is by no means a blame game. I am not into blame. Just awareness. Newness. The cutting edge of creation.

Today is simply a purging.

 

Thank you for reading. That is all for now.

 

Please leave comments if this post brought newness to you.

And please share to help expand the cutting edge of creation.

 

Blessings to you all,

Matthew

The Birds of the Basin, Part 2: The Flight

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YTZ#05:

A New Chapter

Welcome back to my Birds of the Basin short story.

Catch up on Part 1 if you missed it.

Now to the story.

(What follows is a fictional account.)

The Birds of the Basin, Part 2: The Flight


It was just before sundown when the Saddlebill Stork and the Demoiselle Crane leaned heavily on the stone wall of the monument at the top of the hill. The sky was cast in deep oranges, reds, and purples.

Hewn pillars held the top of the square structure overhead, with branches of ivy hanging off on all sides.

In the middle of the ground was a large orb, which was attached to the top of a pedestal by a talon-shaped fastening.

“Curse them, Dem, where are they?” sputtered the Saddlebill.

“Who cares?” shrugged the Crane. “We should hope they don’t show.”

“Yea, you’re right about that,” the Stork joked back.

“Hey Bill, you remember the last time we got stuck with them?” laughed Demoiselle.

“At that Bridger’s rally, right?”

The Crane smiled broadly. “Yea,” she said. “Bluefoot crashed into the stage and knocked over the speaker.”

“And Shoebill ate the whole table of lungfish, didn’t stop to help us contain the crowd. I remember,” Bill answered.

The two bird people had a shared laugh for a moment. Then they heard the squawking.

“Pfaw!” chortled a familiar voice. “Get off me, you clutz!”

“Sorry, Shoe,” moaned another familiar voice. “I didn’t mean to crash into you, honest. I’m real sorry.”

“Yea, yea, I know you’re sorry!” the old Shoebill continued to groan. “Just next time watch where you’re going. Can’t even land your fly, you call yourself a bird,” he said, trailing off and shaking his head. He was laden with some heavy bronze mail.

“Hey guys,” the deep voice of Bluefoot called out when he saw Saddlebill and Demoiselle. His suit was loosely hung from his body, greaves and gauntlets askew.

“Bluefoot,” said Saddlebill. “Bill,” he continued, looking to the Shoebill.

“Bill,” the Shoebill said back. They stared quietly and knowingly at each other.

“So you guys got the brief, right?” asked Bluefoot.

“Yea, Blue,” Demoiselle answered. “We got it earlier.”

“Good, can you fill me in? I lost my copy when we left the dining hall,” said Bluefoot.

“Are you guys ready to leave?” asked Demoiselle.

“What, we’re headed out right now?” Shoebill grumbled.

“That’s right,” replied the Crane. “Red eye to the Basin, flight’s leaving now.”

“Why did we ever have to get an airport night crew? Can’t this stuff wait for the morning? What good does it do ta…” the Shoebill carried on, still walking in the direction of the landing platform at the base of the hill.

“It’s good to see you guys,” Bluefoot said fondly as he neared Saddlebill and Demoiselle.

Saddlebill sympathetically patted Bluefoot’s plumage with his wing.

“It’s good to see you, too, Blue,” Demoiselle smiled in response.

The three followed Shoebill down the hill towards the landing platform.

Number 3.

“Welcome to your midnight flight, I’ll be your kite,” crooned an enormous bird who paused for comedic effect. He held his wings wide as in jest, like he was waiting for a laugh.

“Come on, tough crowd,” he said. “We got a long night ahead of us, lighten up guys.”

“Who are you?” asked Bill.

“You can call me Al.”

“What happened to Ross?”

“He went to bat and never came back,” said Al the albatross, hanging his head in respect.

“Fine, we are going to the Yute,” explained Demoiselle.

“The Basin? Yea, I know. They already gave me the flight path.”

“You mean you don’t know the way already? What is this, your first flight?” Dem pressed him.

“Please, I am a professional,” the huge bird tried to soothe her with calm waving flaps of his long wings.

“Central always gives us the most updated information for our trips,” he continued. “Anyways, how often do you think I fly to Mogra Yute? Not a lot of vacations going that way. Endless miles of life-endangering wilderness ain’t such a pleasure cruise, if you know what I mean. No, people want beaches, they want luxury. Me, I’m a bird of leisure, prefer the finer things in life. An albatross with style.” He puffed his chest proudly.

“Great, thanks for that, Al,” interceded Shoebill impatiently. “Let’s just get a move on it.”

”Fair enough,” said Al. He flattened his enormous body, spread his vast wings and began circling around. Then he repositioned himself at the start of a runway that pointed straight towards the edge of a sheer cliff.

“All aboard,” he thundered.

The four armored birds clambered atop the rigid back of the Albatross. He didn’t budge or complain at all about their weight and gear. In fact, he seemed to be happily humming a little tune to himself.

After a pause he said, “Alright, folks, welcome aboard the A.A. Blaze, your guiding light through the long, dark night. Keep your wings tucked in at all times, we don’t want any extra resistance in those upper altitudes. And remember, this is my way, not the highway, it’s not a democracy up here. If I say jump, I mean it. Other than that my sensors show smooth sailing tonight on our way towards the South Pole. Feel free to kick your talons back and snooze, I’m estimating arrival time at 0’500.”

“What?” spat Shoebill. “That’s a ten hour flight! I didn’t sign up for this.”

“I know,” Bluefoot blushed. “I did.”

“Yea, thanks pal, real favor,” Bill mocked.

“Thanks, Shoe,” cooed Blue.

“That was sarcasm, Blue, sarcasm.”

“Right, Shoe, I knew that. Sar-casm,” he sounded out. But he still seemed lost.

“Don’t let that bully pick on you, Blue,” said Saddlebill. “He’s just got a big mouth.”

“Hey, watch your language, rainbow snout,” Shoebill yelled back.

“Rainbow snout?” guffawed Saddlebill. “Really?”

“Calm down, you two,” Demoiselle soothed.

“Always the peacekeeper,” muttered Shoebill.

“Always the last word,” Dem intoned back.

Shoebill just puffed his beak at her like he wanted to say something, then forced himself to keep quiet.

“Finally, some peace and quiet,” said Bluefoot lazily.

“For now, Blue,” said Saddlebill.

The four riders soared high on Al’s back, way above the clouds into the jet streams. There the enormous bird certainly made good on his promise as he blazed through the air faster than any of them had ever flown before.

Cold thin winds howled at their jowls. Saddlebill stayed awake after all the others fell asleep. Shoebill snored loudly.

“What’s on your mind, Bill?” sung Dem’s voice as she roused to find her companion sitting up.

“Ah, it’s these guys. I know we joked about them, but they really do mess things up for us every time. I really want this trip to go well. Prove we can get back with the Alphas… And I don’t think the Greatcrest realizes how precarious the situation is down there.”

“Always worried about everyone. That’s what I like about you,” said Dem. “Look, I want to get back on Alpha squad as much as you, but right now we can’t let a small issue get in our way. We can handle this, despite those two clowns.”

“They really are clowns,” said Bill laughing again. “Thanks, Dem, you’re a good friend.”

“Is that all that was on your mind?”

“Well, no,” Bill admitted to her. “Actually, I was just thinking. Well, I was thinking why don’t we just take one of these flights together some time. You know, like, not for work. Just for you and me. To one of those luxury beaches like Al talked about.”

“Bill, are you trying to ask me on a trip?” Dem breathed.

“I guess I am, yea,” Bill stumbled. “You wanna?”

“Oh, you know, Bill. We work together, it’s complicated. Maybe if things were different…” she trailed off.

“Why do things always have to be different?” Bill pleaded. “Why can’t love be enough?”

The two paused as they heard the crunching sounds of seeds being eaten.

“Ah, don’t stop on account of me, guys, you’re doing great. Come on, you were just getting to the good part,” said the Albatross loudly.

”Do you mind?” Dem asked him crossly.

“How are you eating seeds?” Bill asked.

Al, still chewing, said, “Got a backpack full of them, with a straw so I can slide them into my mouth. Like I said, I’m a pro at this.”

“Let’s just get some sleep, Bill,” Demoiselle concluded, “it’s going to be a long night.”

“Sure, Dem,” Bill answered. “Good night.”

The two laid back down into the big, white feathers of their albatross aircraft.

As the cold, night wind continued to ruffle their feathers and soothe their senses, they drifted off to sleep.

Stay tuned next Tuesday for the continuation of the story!

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Please comment and share if you enjoyed.

Blessings to you all,

Matthew

The Birds of the Basin, Part 1: The Orders

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YTZ#04:

New Focus

Today I feel inspired to offer something a little different for the Young Titan Zone.

It’s going to be a short serial, maybe two or three episodes. Maybe more, but I will find that out as I write.

This piece was in part inspired by a great blue heron I see around town quite frequently. And since I have been enjoying so much my writing of Epic Adventures, I wanted to continue to try my hand at this kind of story.

(What follows is a fictional account.)

The Birds of the Basin, Part 1: The Orders


The Great Blue Heron stretched his wings wide.

“Where are they?” demanded the large bird who stood tall like a person. He wore regal garb and an ornate crown.

“Your Greatcrest,” buzzed the Hummingbird Aide, whose small robed form constantly stayed in flight. “They should be here any moment. Ah, here they are.”

Two other bird-like people walked in, talons clacking across the marble floor of the attendance chamber. They both were suited in shining plate mail.

“Apologies, Greatcrest,” said the one to the left, a Saddlebill Stork who removed his helm and knelt in respect. “We were held up.”

“Greatcrest,” the Demoiselle Crane urged, also coming to kneel. “We must report what we have learned.”

“Please, go on,” said the heron Greatcrest.

“The Basin is in turmoil,” began the Saddlebill. “The bull men and tiger people are at odds again.”

“That is to put it mildly,” the Demoiselle picked up. “I saw the mobs, I heard the shouting. They are planning another Rage Fest. Bigger than ever.”

The Greatcrest looked quizzically at her, and muttered to his aide, “What is a Rage Fest?”

“It’s a competition the bull men and tiger people put on to contest some issue between them,” the Hummingbird busily answered. “Or to claim some prize. It may be territory, resources, or just to let out some steam… It is a highly contested region, with two of the most fearsome races in the known world. Bloody wars have been waged in the past, and the peace is kept precariously these days.”

“But there hasn’t been a Tarfor War, or any war in that region for decades,” delcared the Great Blue Heron.

“Well, word is the Rage Fests are happening more frequently,” the female warrior bird named Demoiselle added. “Our southern allies are asking for some assistance in reclaiming the peace of the territory.”

“Who sent this message?” inquired the Great Blue Heron. “Why wasn’t it sent through the usual channels?”

“Begging your pardon, Greatcrest,” the Stork said, coming back to his feet. “We were meeting the High Claw’s Council in the Mogran mountains when the distress call was received. The State Advisor urged us to leave with haste. There was no time to find a messenger bird, so we got the first flight back to Oshinora.”

The Greatcrest shuffled his long, thin legs and adjusted his robe.

“Why such haste?” he asked. “And what’s this about a distress call?”

“Well, you see,” Demoiselle the Crane answered, “The mountain cows were voicing concern about all of their bulls running off again. There has been too much conflict and men are getting injured. Farms cannot be tended by wounded bulls. Several cows came up the mountain to beg for our assistance.”

“That’s not all, Greatcrest,” said Saddlebill the Stork. “The tigresses from the eastern forest towns were also concerned with similar issues and sent their own message to us for help.”

“It seems to me,” the Greatcrest devised, “that the menfolk of the Basin have gotten carried away in their competition. What do these Rage Fests involve, anyways? Must be quite the contest to cause such a stir.”

His Hummingbird Aide quickly explained, “The Forram bullfok and Targen tiger men compete in many games to see who has the most strength. Contestants must overcome challenges in each match. The best athletes of the bull men compete against the best of the tigers until two final contestants vie off against each other. Whoever wins the last competition claims victory for that side and the prize that has been decided on during the games.”

“Ahahahaha,” the Great Blue Heron suddenly chortled. “A sporting contest! Why didn’t anybird say that before? I was beginning to think this was actually a big deal.”

The others were quiet and not sure what to say.

“I suppose the point of all this is becoming lost on me,” the royal bird droned.

“Well, if I may say so, Greatcrest,” the Demoiselle tried, “I believe it is quite a big deal. The peace of the Basin region is at stake. The women just want the menfolk home, healthy, and taking care of their communities and families.”

”Do we really believe that a sporting event will break out in war? What sore losers they must be…” the Greatcrest curled his beak. “But if it is as you say, I suppose it’s worth investigating further.”

The two warriors waited patiently.

“Very well, I will send my assistance in this matter.” The Heron Greatcrest grinned with his whole beak. “You two.”

“Excuse me?” asked the Saddlebill Stork. “We were just there. We came back here for help, not to be sent back empty-winged.”

“Mind your manners in speaking to me, Saddlebill. This hardly seems a problem needing more attention than two of my best Guard. Maybe this is your ticket back to Alpha Wing.” The Greatcrest clucked thoughtfully for a moment.

“Still, I suppose you have flown a long way for help. Very well, I will send Shoebill and Bluefoot with you.”

The Demoiselle Crane’s voice rose dangerously close to shouting “What?”

“Careful to mind your formalities, that is not how you speak to me,” the Greatcrest scolded. But he smiled a bemused, mischievous smile.

“You have your orders, now go tend to this dreadful sports event in the Basin.”

So the Saddlebill Stork and the Demoiselle Crane knelt a final bow before their Greatcrest, then turned and left the audience chamber. Their taloned feet echoed loudly across the hall, rebounding off the pearl-white marble throughout the room.

“This is ridiculous,” cursed Saddlebill after they were out of earshot and outside the chamber. “Those two?”

“I heard,” said Demoiselle, incredulous. “Certainly nothing like the help that we were hoping for. This should be interesting.”

“Fine, let’s just grab the two of them quick and get on our way back to the Basin. The sooner this is done, the better.”

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Leave comments about how you like the story so far. And share with a friend.

Thank you for reading.

Blessings to you,

Matthew

The Highs and Lows of Having Connection to God, or Not

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YTZ#03:

Let’s See

I have a whole list of topics ready for discussion.

Yet none of them are calling me right now.

What is calling me is this pit in my stomach.

This feeling that I am lost.

Have you ever had that feeling?

What do you do in moments like that?

I mean, I can rationalize that most moments in my life do not feel like this, it will pass.

But when you feel so down in the dumps, it can be hard to see yourself out.

Out from that pit in your stomach that you just don’t feel good.

What is getting you down?

I have heard it put many ways.

Depression is caused by chemicals in the brain, right?

Or some just tell you to snap out of it, as if there were some magic switch inside that turns from sad to happy.

I like Abraham Hicks’ version of it: that when you feel down and depressed it is simply because you have pinched yourself off from the eternal love of source, the universe, all that is.

God if you will.

I should know, I have been there

 

Yes, I spent many years without God in my life.

Why?

I didn’t buy it anymore. The religion thing. It didn’t add up. Didn’t sell me. Didn’t complete me.

And I thought I could do just fine with secular morals and no God to watch over me, just myself.

Morals are good. I was still a nice guy. And I did take care of myself. Mostly.

But I was down quite a bit. Quite a lot of years in fact.

And I was not thriving or successful.

So what did I do?

 

Well, I am still doing it, truth be told.

I am reclaiming a presence of God in my life. A God who loves and watches over me and cares for me. It has helped tremendously.

Every day I reclaim more faith in a God of love, and when I’m in that love, I’m there, feeling it.

When I am tuned in I feel just Iike Abraham suggests. I feel exuberant and creative and joyful and excited about the future.

But there are times when I still drop

 

I will admit, my lows are not like they used to be.

Firstly, they are extremely infrequent. And not nearly as low or intense.

And I get out of them much easier. Usually within minutes of seeing my thoughts go that way.

Sometimes I need more of a push. Tonight I needed to write about it.

I don’t even know what happened

Yea, I’ve been feeling great. Better and better in fact. For months and months, feeling better.

So what happened tonight?

The word that keeps buzzing through my head is “overwhelmed.”

I have been feeling so overwhelmed with so many things that I am trying to figure out in my life right now. Too many to list.

Maybe it was just pent up energy. Maybe the quarter moon phase was drawing out some emotions.

But anyways, a sinkful of tears later and a lot of that downward momentum has subsided. The writing of this has also helped

And I had to remind myself that it’s ok to be on the journey towards my goals. They do not just happen in the blink of an eye, no matter how much I’d like them too.

I have to keep faith, keep plugging along, keep lifting myself above the darkness that seeks to drag me into it.

 

So back to the light

I wrote just days ago about creating our own personal hells in our minds and in our lives.

I know I have been a self-perpetuating victim of that. In the past. I don’t want that anymore.

So I spoke of healing it with the light.

And I sat tonight in a beam of light. And I continue to call the light. And I connect to the light through my words.

And I write the light.

I hope you like what I write.

I have no answers but the tales that I tell and the insight they may provide.

Trust in yourselves. Trust in the light. Trust that things will work out.

And remember that you are where you are. It is a process. There are always more lessons. There is always more to do. You can grow as you go.

Trust that it’s all for the best.

Be at peace.

 

Thank you for reading.

 

Please leave comments if anything in this post resonated with you. And share with any who may need some reminders in this area.

Blessings to you,

Matthew

A Final Look at New Ways of Seeing We All Live Our Own Alternate Reality

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YTZ#02:

(START FROM DAY 1 OF 30 DAY CHALLENGES)

Welcome back, young titans.

Please read below for a short ode to the end of my 30 Day Blog Challenge and the beginning of the future of my blog.

Enjoy and feel free to comment with thoughts or questions.

The End of an Era

Yes, 30 days ago I began a new endeavor in my life with some intensity.

It was the 30 Day Blog Challenge from 30dayblogchallenge.com.

But it wasn’t only that. I didn’t know what to expect from the challenge, so set myself on my own self-made challenge from the get-go: to write a blog post every single day for 30 days straight.

I knew I could do it and that by doing so I would pave the way for my energy to start writing and to keep on writing.

And here it is, day 30. It’s done! Hooray!

And the writing continues. As it should. Rather, as I intended.

To be honest I feel great. I feel as though the writing has taken its own steps in growth towards what it is needing to become.

And it is still becoming that. Whatever it is…

Whatever it is that comes by inspiration shall be transcribed.

No matter what the content or how it sounds at the time.

Just kidding. It will be guided by the divine sieve of truth.

The Abraham Within Me

Ok, the other part of my 30 day challenge was inspired by Abraham Hicks. It was to self-soothe myself through negative emotion. To treat myself as I would a toddler learning to walk.

And so I did that for 30 days. And I am going to do it for another 30 days. Because it seems to be working so great. Why would I stop?

Every day I feel lighter and easier. I feel better and more balanced in my movements through life. Why would I stop an activity that is feeling so beneficial to me?

In fact, I am doubling it. And I am adding to the rules of the game. Abraham, in another talk, indicated a process of lifting your vibration for another suggested 30 day period.

The idea is to go to bed every night with thoughts of appreciation. Appreciating the blessings in your life, all the good that is already there, all the abundance already manifested.

Then you wake up and do the same. Wake up, before your household and any distractions, wake up with thoughts of appreciation for your life and how wonderful it is. Just feel it and believe it. Focus only on appreciation. And get up and scrub your face or brush your teeth, whatever you need.

Then the key is to sit and meditate for 15 minutes. Just fifteen minutes. Focus only on connecting with the source of all that is, whatever you wish to call it. You may only feel it for two or three minutes but that is enough. You will center and connect to all that is and this will help guide your day.

Continue to go back to thoughts of appreciation as you wake your household. Begin your day.

So I will do that. I see your offer, Abraham, and I double it. And I will see you on the other side of the challenge.

Now let’s rant for appreciation.

My Appreciation Rant

I love my life!

I love my body!

I love my mind!

I love my heart!

I love that I am worthy!

I love that I am living my life!

I love that I have a warm place to sleep.

And I love that I always have food.

I love that I have plenty of air to breathe.

And I love that I have an abundance of love in my life.

I love all the love in my life!

I love that I am always provided for.

I love that I can connect to God.

And I love the lessons I learned from when I didn’t connect to God so well.

I love that I did this blog challenge for thirty days.

I love that I started writing.

And I love that I continue to write.

I love that ideas come so easily to me.

I love that I just have to tune in.

I love that the words are whispered as echos.

And I love that it’s my job only to pick up on the ones I want.

I love that the ones I want sound loudest when they resonate with truth.

And I love knowing that these are the ones that will come through.

I love knowing that all the words that come are spoken from a place of deep knowing.

I love knowing that I am guided by inner knowing and by all that is that sees so much more than I do.

I love knowing that there is more to the universe than meets my own eye.

I love knowing that there is much more to see than what I can see now.

And I love knowing that there is still so much to see.

I love my expression of life.

And I love my experience of life.

I love the feeling of living in my physical body.

And I love knowing that there is more to it than that.

I love knowing that there is energy behind it all.

And I love knowing that I can tap into that energy at any time that I want.

I love feeling the flow of this energy moving through my system.

And I love transmitting it in the best ways that I know how.

I love knowing that I can transmit this energy in all the ways that I am living my life

I love knowing that if I choose to live every moment of my life at my very best, than I will always tune into this energy that creates worlds, this energy that is ever present and all around and comes from all that is.

And when I do that, when I tap into this energy that creates worlds, I will feel the power of the universe moving through me and shaping my reality.

My reality.

My Reality is Different From Yours

Yes, you heard right.

Do you agree?

Do you think we see the same chair? Perhaps. Perhaps we see it differently.

The same color blue? Likely. But not guaranteed.

The same God? Well, anything is possible.

Then how can you be so sure that you are right?

And why do you shout so loud if you’re not sure?

About whatever you believe or think or know.

If you can’t even be sure that you see the same thing as I?

Let me tell you this.

We all see it our own way.

It cannot not be so.

Every second of every minute of every hour, of every day of every week of every month, of every year of every decade of every time of your life is your own and uniquely your very own.

That is right.

You are the only one who lived all those seconds of your life.

Seeing from your experience of life.

Seeing from your eyes.

Seeing through your goggles.

Seeing through your frame of reference.

Seeing from your beliefs.

Seeing from your emotions.

Seeing from your interactions with others.

Seeing from your own responses to theirs.

Seeing from only your point of attraction that is you and only you.

It cannot not be so.

Tell me if this does not sound true.

Your reality is different from mine.

But we share a co-created reality that we do owe our part to

That means owning your own reality and being accountable for it and to it.

Because your part in the whole of all that is is a major contribution to the wellness of all that is. You help co-create the place we all inhabit.

So be well, so that others may be well also. Be the light you shine in the dark places, if you find yourself in them. Then others in the dark may see your light, too.

Always know that the light is present, even if it is hard to see. The light is always there. The very existence of the shadows proves this.

May the light of God guide your way always. And may your light help guide others.

 

Thank you for reading and sharing.

 

Blessings to you all. And many more to come.

Matthew

Words are Powerful Creators of Worlds

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YTZ#01:

Welcome Back, Young Titans

Let’s begin again.

 

Words.

 

Words are like magic.

Words have meaning.

Words have impact.

Words are energy.

Words get things done.

Words are actions

 

Many people use many words, and you must understand them. Do you always understand the words?

Sure, the words have meanings. The dictionary can prove that.

But do you really get the meaning?

 

Get my meaning?

I mean words can be placed together to make an idea come to life.

But if the idea is not understood by the one who hears the words, the message was not communicated clearly.

Clearly it’s a good idea to try new words

 

Or more words. Whatever words it takes.

Until the message is clear.

Are you clear?

No?

 

Well… more words…

 

A word has energy and life behind it. When you call this thing bad and that thing good, they take on those impressions.

When you use harsh words they have harsh impacts.

When you use kind words they have kind impacts.

Get it now!?

 

Ahem.

Where were we.

Words.

What words will you choose in your conversations with others?

What words will you choose when you write?

What will be the impact of your words?

What the effect be on the world around you?

WORDS CREATE

 

Words create stories.

Words bring life to a page.

Words can create entire worlds.

Words are powerful creators.

Choose your words wisely

 

And wisely create your world.

 

That is all for now, young titans. Be well.

And as always please remember to comment and share.

Blessings to you,

Matthew

DAY 24

 

 

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Day 23 of 30 Day Challenges

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As well as a self-made challenge inspired by Abraham Hicks in which I self-soothe myself through negative emotion.

At the end of this 30 day journey I intend to be more fully on my life’s path, “all systems go.”

Quick Check

The 30 Day Blog Challenge: get known, build an email list and get out there. Get a community going around the email newsletter. Ok. I have the signup form setup and operating on the site. Use it, if you will.

The lesson I got today is that it’s time to design the email, too. Have that ready to go for some day. But it feels like no rush. Just a back burner item.

As to my self-soothe challenge, good progress. I felt today as if I could just be easy and not stress over every little thing or, really, any little thing. Or even some bigger things. Just easier. More trusting.

Like, who cares what so-and-so says and thinks and does or once said and thought and did. I can’t control so-and-so.

I am giving up the need to control anyone, even if they are trying to control me. I am giving up my need to control another’s need to have control of my need to control. I am giving up control.

Thank you for reading. Blessings.

How Young Minds Can Form Better Thoughts Around Money

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YTZ#00:

What’s up?

Hey there, reader. Welcome to the introduction to the Young Titan Zone, my Tuesday weekly theme.

What’s this one about? God, I wish I could tell you. I’m still trying to figure that out as I go. Here goes.

What’s with the theme name? Well, it is supposed to appeal to young minds. Are you one?

CHECK

 

And also appeal to those who feel drawn to call themselves a titan.

What’s a titan? Well, traditionally a titan refers to the original gods in Ancient Greek mythology. But to my mind the word titan also implies greatness, being larger than life.

So who of you reading feel drawn to their own greatness? To be larger than the life that you may believe to be your own, when you are really only being told what you are by those around you?

To be larger than the life that you may believe you can even have?

You are young titans.

Welcome.

Let’s Try This Out

Without much to discuss in the 30 Day Blog Challenge today, I will turn only to my 30 Day Self-Soothe challenge. Today I was worried about money. Again. What’s new?

But it was more downturned thought than a typical day. So I had to bring myself back up around the vibration that money is coming to me in my life. Not to worry.

I know that God will always provide for me.

MONEY!

Who’s got it? Maybe some of you do. Maybe some don’t. I have a bit myself. Not much. Getting less.

GET IT?

No?

Well, here’s the thing. Money is not the root of evil.

Evil deeds are the root of evil, evil choices are the root of evil.

And money does grow on trees. You just have to lay claim to a tree.

I am just looking for my money tree…

 

I mean money IS just paper after all. Where does it get its value? Do you even know?

Do you know how to make money?

Do your friends know? Your parents? Your teachers?

Money is energy. Money is life.

 

Money can be such a stress when you don’t have it.

AND WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET IT!

 

I’m not shouting. I’m just excited.

Don’t you know…

GOD IS THE SOURCE OF ALL YOUR ABUNDANCE

 

That’s right. God provides all you need.

But wait, what about work? I mean you have to work for money, right?

Well, yea. But who do you think provides you with the ability to work?

What is YOUR work?

WHAT IS YOUR WORK?

 

What are you passionate about?

NOT WHAT YOUR PARENTS TELL YOU TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT

Not what the lawyers and politicians and bankers tell you to be passionate about.

Find you! Find who you are, really! Hey, maybe you already know. Don’t deny it to yourselves. That’s step one. Claim who you are meant to be.

MAYBE YOU’VE ALWAYS KNOWN WHO YOU ARE

 

Go with that. Go with you.

Be you and be cool. You provide value to the world. When you provide value, you are provided for as well.

It’s not about working to pay the bills. It’s about being a part of God’s creation. And there is a lot of working happening in God’s creation. Be a part of it. In your way.

BE WHO YOU ARE!

 

You are valuable.

No one can take that away from you.

No one.

 

Thank you. That’s all for now, young titans.

Blessings to you all.

Matthew

DAY 17

 

 

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Day 16 of 30 Day Blog and Self-Soothe Challenges

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As well as a self-made challenge inspired by Abraham Hicks in which I self-soothe myself through negative emotion.

At the end of this 30 day journey I intend to be more fully on my life’s path, “all systems go.”

Any updates mentioned in post already.