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Whiten Teeth Naturally

“Be careful not to use this too often, though, as the acid could damage the enamel on your teeth.”

You need:
1 ripe strawberry
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking powder until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.) Carrel says you can apply once a week.

Picture of Huge OBAMA Lighted Sign in Satellite Beach

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Oh boy oh Boy Got the Tibetan mala Sandalwood Carved Beads in YAH

Ok finally got them from China.. Yah!
Pretty happy about that!
They took like ten days too many!
I have now four Malas now, and in time they will be bracelets! :)
Ok shopping online for such a treasure is not the same at all like shopping for treasure in a store, flea market, or at a show..
But I got them and will post ..
Unfortunately more problems with my camera,,,, as in battery not recharging :(

Thank you Bill for the list of quotes!~

Enjoy:

Do Not Seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought Matsuo Basho

Do unto others 20% better than you would expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error. Linus Pauling

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. Navajo Proverb

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear Krishnamurti

I'm astounded by people who want to "know" the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown Woody Allen

God has no Religion Gandhi

Everything we do is futile, but we must do it anyway Gandhi

The difference between involvement and commitment is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast, the chicken was involved-the pig was commited Unknown

Logic is in the eye of the logician Gloria Steinem

1000 Points of Peace Website

Is One man's quest to share a vision of life without war. Ragtime, a Stained Glass Artist living near Berkley Springs, West Virginia, began his points of peace in the fall of 2006.

Enjoy these beautiful peaces (haha) of Stained Glass Peace Sign Art!
http://www.1000pointsofpeace.com/

Friday Nite 7PM Brevard County Buddhist Fellowship Welcomes Nonviolent Communication Speaker

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Friday Nite Buddhist Fellowship: Featuring Keith Pacheo on Nonviolent Communication

We are honored to have Keith Pacheco a facilitator of workshops for Nonviolent Communication, and will be at our fellowship this friday to answer questions about peace and peaceful resolution, as well as sharing ideas on how to create more peace in a world that supports violent communication
Join us Friday nite at 7 pm for this special treat!
We will still be drumming and chanting for peace, as well as dressing up as your favorite spiritual guide, ascended master, guru, mentor, yourself, etc! And also bring some ghoulish treats for afterwards we will have fellowship and food!

Global WiseUSA Global Ceremony Nov. 2nd Videoconference

Sunday November 2: 1:30-3pm PST /4:30-6pm EST/9:30-11pm GMT
The WiseUSA ‘O8 Global Ceremony on Sunday November 2 will be a ninety-minute ceremony of deep meditation, collective prayer, and contemplative music involving individuals and groups from around the world. The ceremony will be anchored in two live gatherings at venues on the east and west coasts of the USA: the historic All Soul’s Church in the heart of Washington D.C., and the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, California.
These gatherings will be linked by videoconference. Live audio from the ceremony will be broadcast for free to a global online audience (get the free broadcast HERE). Emmy-award winning musician and composer Gary Malkin is the event’s artistic director.
Check the time of the Global Ceremony in your local area HERE.
RSVP for the Global Ceremony HERE.

Details on: A Call to Peace in the USA Nov. 1st

A Call to Peace in the USA
November 1st, Saturday
2:00 pm EDT 11:00 am PDT 7:00 pm GMT(click for time conversion)
Honoring the Heart and Soul of AmericaPreparing energetically for the upcoming Elections
We the people, the ancestors of our great, great grandchildren, call forth the deepest wisdom and the highest compassion from the heart and soul of America, for the benefit of the entire Earth community and the next seven generations.
May Wisdom Prevail in the USA"May Peace Prevail on Earth"
Let us send our prayers to
the Native American Tribal Ancestors of the Landand the 50 US States
Flags of each 50 US States will be presented on
LIVE UStream TV
A LIVE PARTICIPATORY PROGRAM
Building up to the November 2nd
WiseUSA GLOBAL CEREMONYwww.gaiafield.net

A Call to Peace in the USA Teleconference November 1st

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The Organic Spa Magazine Saves Trees by Being Free Online

Ok even us peaceniks need a spa day once in a while, even if it is only to relax with a good book, unwind thru meditation and prayer, a nice hot sea salt bath, etc etc etc....
This mag is awesome since it is all about Organic, Natural treatments and ways to take care of our tired soles (and souls!), while helping the environment and thus creating greater peace for Mother Earth! :)
So check it out and read the back issues online!

I have been following it since the beginning and finally was able to find a copy at Barnes and Noble in Melbourne! :)If you want to read a copy, you can save paper, and do it online!Here is the Link it is the digital Mag!
Enjoy!

The Organic Spa Magazine Free Online! :)

Ok this is the Mag for me! I have been following it since the beginning and finally was able to find a copy at Barnes and Noble in Melbourne! :)
If you want to read a copy, you can save paper, and do it online!
Here is the Link it is the digital Mag! Free of charge you can read all the issues to date!
I love any magazine that has the words Organic and Spa in them!
Rock on!

Pure Sea Glass Author Richard Lamotte Speaking Tonite at Cocoa Beach Library

For the Sea Bean Symposium. And we are going.
Here is his website: http://www.pureseaglass.com/ From the website: Pure SEA GLASS is an incredible reference for any coastal enthusiast. More than 200 elegant images by photographer Celia Pearson present some of the best sea glass ever collected, along with samples of the classical glassware that is often its source.
Author Richard LaMotte provides tremendous detail on all aspects of identifying sea glass, its historical significance, ways to assess rarity, and the most advantageous locations and times to search for it.
The reader also is introduced to the science of how sea glass develops its uniquely frosted patina. LaMotte explains how crystalline formations on the surface ofsea glass shards transform them into highly prized gems..

Sea Bean Convention this weekend! 13th annual!

Ok going to go for sure!
Sat. my day to go and enjoy the convention!
I love sea beanz, beach combing (hello live a few blocks from the beach)
The Convention is at: Cocoa Beach Library!
Friday/Sat/Sun~
A really kewl book I have wanted to Get Sea Glass (has beautiful pics,etc)
He is their keynote speaker! :)
HEllo!
I will be joining the group this weekend. As becoming a member!
I am such a ocean nerd! :)
Love anything that is connected to the beach!
GOTTA~
So come by this weekend and maybe we will see each other!

Carved Sandalwood Beadz SCORED!

Ok got them,
same beads 27 things use!
I love those beads, they were hard to find!
I did find them after looking high and low and far and wide!
YAH~
Not cheap either, but they are gorgeous. I got one strand to check them out,
Love them~
Ok new line will be forming at the rear! Bliss BEads!
Can't wait!
I also had a great gathering at Artisans for peace.
We made prayer mala beads 27 that is. :)
So they are a bit too big for the wrist, but rock on!
I loved them
Everyone was so talented, all men too~ :)
I am so happy Happy joy joy

Artisans for Peace first meeting Sucess!

We did it! Five of us came together (all guys, and me!), to create Mala Prayer beads for our first Artisans of Peace Meeting! :)

Each person created a incredible Mala Prayer Bead (27 beads), and we had a not traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. We did set merit for peace, love and understanding, as well as

joyful Sangha groove!

I am still working on making killer tassels....Not there yet.

Here is another wonderful description on creating prayer beads
Go to this link for a great description on prayer beads:Return to the Center.com
It is a great source for all info on peace and prayer beads!
Hopefully we will get pictures of the prayer beads that were made last nite!

Seven Practices for Peace One Each Day

Again from the Peace is the Way Global Community

Sunday: Being for Peace

Today, take 5 minutes to meditate for peace. Sit quietly with your eyes closed. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four words: Peace, Harmony, Laughter, Love. Allow these words to radiate from your heart’s stillness out into your body.
As you end your meditation, say to yourself, “Today I will relinquish all resentments and grievances.” Bring into your mind anyone against whom you have a grievance and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness

Monday: Thinking for Peace

Thinking has power when it is backed by intention. Today, introduce the intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then repeat this ancient prayer:
Let me be loved, let me be happy, let me be peaceful.
Let my friends be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let my perceived enemies be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let all beings be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let the whole world experience t…

Nine Principles for Conflict Resolution and Peace Negotiations

9 Principles for Conflict Resolution and Peace Negotiations as follows:

1. Agree that you will treat each other respectfully.
2. Recognize each side feels victimized by a sense of injustice.
3. Be ready to forgive and ask for forgiveness.
4. Refrain from belligerence.
5. Practice emotional intelligence.
6. Recognize that the other side may have values different from yours or foreign to you.
7. Don't make the other side appear wrong.
8. Refrain from bringing in discussions about ideology.
9. Recognize fear as a factor on both sides. '

from: Peace is the Way global community

Vacation with w/a Purpose!

Vacation with a Purpose~

International Volunteer Workcamps

I found this site while cruising Craigslist.
It is wonderful. So for your next Vaca check them out and see if there is meaningful work and a incredible location/experience for you to enjoy!

From their website:
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Participating in an international short term volunteer project ( so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.

Bog action day: Topic: Poverty: Spiritual and Physical

Ok first off,
Not only as a nation/country do we have physical poverty, but we suffer more from spiritual poverty.

We see the homeless person on the side of the road, do we give and feel good, or do we scoff?As Buddhist we hopefully give with a willing and compassionate heart.
Being Buddhist doesn't mean living the buddhist lifestyle when people are watching, but doing it when no one is around, random acts of kindness, etc.

Poverty is a subject at this time that many people fear.
With the news of the market going down, down, down, and now starting to go up, with our national bailout program, Nationalization of some banks, foreclosures, job losses, all add up to the FEAR of poverty.

We are the richest nation in the country. Period.
Yet we are the most unsatisifed. Hence Retail Therapy, Bigger houses, credit card debt, etc.We tend to spend externally, to heal internally. Reconnect for just a moment, if possible.

These are times that require us to re evaluate our life. Do we need more?
Or do …

Peace Meter: How Peaceful are you????

Check out this link It is a online test you take to see how peaceful you really are! :)

How peaceful are YOU? Take the test below to see how peaceful you are in your life, your relationships and the world. The test contains 39 questions. When you are finished taking the online test, your scores will be added and you will be presented with the results. Try not to over evaluate your answers and just answer your first instinct. Have fun!

It is fun!

Falun Gong Daily Practice for Internal Peace

Falun Gong is a practice that has five different "forms".
Here is the website~
It is easy to remember, great for meditation (since the last "form", is lotus position), and can be easily done daily~
I find that I even remember the simple moves during the day and do them.
You can download the videos, books, etc. All info is free of charge.
Also, you can check the Florida website to see if a locale practitioner has classes, as they do all classes also for free of charge.
It is supposedly the largest form of QiGong that is done in the world. Something like 100 million people.
It is outlawed in China and practitioners are being persecuted for doing it, as well as tortured, murdered and so many other awful things.
Falun Gong is a wonderful way to create inner peace and enjoy your meditation even deeper!

Vipassana Meditation Ten day Southeast Retreat

If we don't move and we stay put here, I am planning on going to this retreat for ten days.
The website is here for more info

These are the dates I will be attending: from Nov 12 to Nov 23, 2008

Vipassana is one of India's most ancient meditation techniques. Long lost to humanity, it was rediscovered by Gotama the Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipassana means seeing things as they really are. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. With a sharpened awareness one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind, and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience is the process of purification. The entire path (Dhamma) is a universal remedy for universal problems, and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism. For this reason, it can be practiced freely by everyone, at any time, in any place,…

Blog Action Day October 15th

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Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.
One Issue, Thousands of Voices
Global issues like poverty are extremely complex. There is no simple, clear answer. By asking thousands of different people to give their viewpoints and opinions, Blog Action Day creates an extraordinary lens through which to view these issues. Each blogger brings their own perspective and ideas. Each blogger posts relating to their own blog topic. And each blogger engages their audience differently.
What is the aim of Blog Action Day?
First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. We ask bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue.
…the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue.
By doing so on …

Space Coast Progressive Fest Event!

Went great yesterday!
We turned alot of people on to Artisans for Peace Event!
It was great~
It seems as though we may have alot of people interested in partaking in it!
It is non denominational...

So the message is getting out.
Well slowly but surely, we also may hold a meeting in Palm Bay..
Artisans for Peace will grow, slowly but surely!

Drumming for Peace Tonite Is Cancelled.. :(

Mother nature is crying! :(
But it's all good. We will not though be drumming at the beach~
Since it is really a kewl dealo and all to drum at the beach..
But not in rain.. Since the drums don't hold up to well, and people get wet, and all that jazz.
So we will think and pray and chant for peace!

Ok making new stuff for Fall and beyond!

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Ok I do love Etsy..

I love everything about them!
Including the ability to surf Etsy and find some dakine Finds!
Too Kewl!
I have been looking hi and low for hand carved sandalwood, rosewood beads!
I love them..

SO hard to find for sure..




I love 27 things on Etsy! She makes beautiful bracelets and I love her hang tags..



Too Kewl!



I have kinda well in my own way taken the idea further.



I will start making these meditation bracelets in the next few weeks!
Or next week!


We are part of the Progressive Fest (BCBF) and are going to sell mala bracelets and things that are related to peace!

So it seems as though we will be busy! 1000 people are expected :)


So I will be busy this coming week for sure for sure!

I love the beads Rosewood carved! She currently doesn't have any for sale :(
Here is her link :

Ok well off to finish laundry and get ready for the week.
I can't wait to start making those bracelets.
Will take pictures and post them..
Ya right! hahahaha

Correct spelling: Tatan Ka Beads

They are also no longer online (they had a good online bizz I believe)..

Tanaka Beads in Cocoa Village has closed :(

Ok I guess I am way behind the eight ball.
It seems That Tanaka has closed.
They had notices that said 30 percent off...
Oh well missed that sell for sure.

:(
They had the kewlest sign.
It had beads following after the name..
They took the sign down too..

Gee another place bites the dust..
I had bought some mop dyed heish in pink and blue there
a few months back and wondered why their inventory was low.
Well I guess I got my answer.