Friday, June 30, 2017

There is Truth Hidden in Between the Beat of Electronic Drums: Drugs are Training Wheels to Help Us Remember Our Divinity



So the song goes...


Let's go back in a time machine, to ancient India, and smoke hashish with Lord Shiva.



That statement has multiple layers when you look past the purely external physical world in which we believe we are adept at navigating, but is our personal Plato's Cave. Drugs are training wheels (that can become a permanent crutch) to show you what is there, that we are always connected to the Source. Drugs provide just a hint of what you are capable of unleashing using the divine powers within. Mind is beyond time, our true Self is a timeless changeless being. Lord Shiva is the personification of pure consciousness, that divine spark within that is ever expanding without boundaries. Drugs can allow you to experience what is already there, but once you know, also know this - that power to become consciously aware of the eternal union is already within. This is no set of ruby slippers that anyone can take from you. Often this is called “connecting,” but we are always plugged in - it is just a matter of clearing away the debris and remembering.
 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

We’re All in This Together: Yummy Surprises and Good Vibes



We're all in this together, right? No one does it all on their own. From the building you call home, to the toilet you sit on... even if you have no friends or family and you live a solitary life... be glad you don't have to find the metal ore, smelt it, reinvent the wheel, find oil, figure out how to refine it and make it into plastic, etc., etc. just so you can drive a car. We are all interconnected, even when we never meet the people who built our house, or that toilet, or delivered the lumber, or reinvented the wheel to help prevent collisions. We don't just acquire money, set it on a rock, say magic words and make a delicious sandwich appear. 

It takes people. Just imagine all the truck drivers in the United States said, "Screw it, I don't even care if I am late on my bills, I quit." All our lives would change within days. I love having stuff delivered to my door - especially food. So, as long as there are still people delivering products - I get to enjoy delicious surprises in a box every month. Degusta is really on to something good here. Last month I meant to take pictures of all the food I got for the introductory rate of 10 bucks, but... I started eating some of it right away... and well it just never happened. But the website has lots of pictures of sample boxes. My next box is on its way. It's $20 but I will happily pay it if it's anything like last month. This wasn't cheap stuff and it wasn't some weird collection that you wouldn't know what to do with. They obviously put some thought into it. They sent hummus mix and a can of chick peas. They sent canned organic chicken and some sauce to go towards a meal. There were even some fancy imported preserves and some fancy candy.

So what's this got to do with being in this together? I'm all about exploring new trends in shopping and finding deals, and there is always going to be some things I'm not too happy with, but this is not one of them. I think everyone not on a restrictive diet should let themselves be surprised and give up a little control over their lives so they can try new things. It's not Christmas morning or 4th of July fireworks, but it's a worthwhile experience on several levels.

So... I want you to try this!           
                               
You have to eat, right?

The boxes always have more than $20 worth of food in them, so even if you don't like something, you can use it as an opportunity to share with a friend or neighbor. (When is the last time you spoke to your neighbor? When is the last time you did something nice for them just because?)
The first box is only $9.99 and you can easily cancel (this is one thing I look for with a company - how hard do they make it to cancel? This option is easily found on the Degusta website and it only takes a click of a button.)

What do I get besides good feelings knowing someone else is enjoying yummy surprises every month? It's something you will have the opportunity to experience as well - for every two people I have sign up using my coupon code, I get one box free. Theoretically, if enough people sign up and use my code, this will effectively keep me fed while I go back to college. This will, in turn, take some stress off me so I can focus more on actually learning something. (This 40-year-old brain isn't quite as spry as it used to be!)

Maybe knowing that will give you a warm feeling inside. Maybe you just want the food. Either way, visit Degusta Box and enter code VICKYL-2DE2 at checkout and get ready to be pleasantly surprised!


Love & Gratitude,

 

Alchemist