Thursday, October 30, 2008

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


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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 :(

Sunday, October 26, 2008

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

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!

Friday, October 24, 2008

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








Monday, October 20, 2008

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!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

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..

Friday, October 17, 2008

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!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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 these things.
Any time during the day if you are overshadowed by fear or anger, repeat these intentions.
Use this prayer to get back on center.

Tuesday: Feeling for Peace

This is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are compassion, understanding and love.
Compassion is the feeling of shared suffering. When you feel someone else’s suffering, there is the birth of understanding.
Understanding is the knowledge that suffering is shared by everyone. When you understand that you aren’t alone in your suffering, there is the birth of love.
When there is love there is the opportunity for peace.
As your practice, observe a stranger some time during your day. Silently say to yourself, “This person is just like me.. Like me, this person has experienced joy and sorrow, despair and hope, fear and love. Like me, this person has people in his or her life who deeply care and love them. Like me, this person’s life is impermanent and will one day end. This person’s peace is as important as my peace. I want peace, harmony, laughter, and love in their life and the life of all beings.”


Wednesday: Speaking for Peace

Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener. Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain from complaints, condemnation, and criticism.
Your practice is to do at least one of the following:
-Tell someone how much you appreciate them.-Express genuine gratitude to those who have helped and loved you.-Offer healing or nurturing words to someone who needs them.-Show respect to someone whose respect you value.
If you find that you are reacting negatively to anyone, in a way that isn’t peaceful, refrain from speaking and keep silent. Wait to speak until you feel centered and calm, and then speak with respect.

Thursday: Acting for Peace

Today is the day to help someone in need: A child, a sick person, an older or frail person. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself, “ Today I will bring a smile to a stranger’s face. If someone acts in a hurtful way to me or someone else, I will respond with a gesture of loving kindness. I will send an anonymous gift to someone, however small. I will offer help without asking for gratitude or recognition.”

Friday: Creating for Peace

Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict, either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. If you can, try and create an idea that applies to your community, the nation, or the whole world.
You may change an old habit that isn’t working, look at someone a new way, offer words you never offered before, or think of an activity that brings people together in good feeling and laughter.
Second, invite a family member or friend to come up with one creative idea of this kind on their own. Creativity feels best when you are the one thinking up the new idea or approach. Make it known that you accept and enjoy creativity. Be loose and easy. Let the ideas flow and try out anything that has appeal. The purpose here is to bond, because only when you bond with others can there be mutual trust. When you trust, there is no need for hidden hostility and suspicion, which are the two great enemies of peace.

Saturday: Sharing for Peace

Today, share your practice of peacemaking with two people. Give them this information and invite them to begin the daily practice. As more of us participate in this sharing, our practice will expand into a critical mass.
Today joyfully celebrate your own peace consciousness with at least one other peace-conscious person. Connect either through e-mail or phone.-Share your experience of growing peace. -Share your gratitude that someone else is as serious about peace as you are. -Share your ideas for helping the world move closer to critical mass. -Do whatever you can, in small or large ways, to assist anyone who wants to become a peacemaker

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:
Visit Website
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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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 would it be wise to embrace what we have, no matter how little in our eyes?

If you are going to shoppe, which I assume we will, since we all do: then go to this
website please It is called a Good Cause.com.Go shopping - and make the world a better place!Shop from this page, and your purchases will automatically support all aGoodCause.com organizations. The designated donation amount will be split equally among all organizations affiliated with aGoodCause.com

So when you do shoppe this is a great way to make a difference~

Here are some great perspectives on attachment to things:

For The Holidays instead of buying new gifts, why not let your circle of family and friends know you are going to give your "favorite Items" as gifts. The items you own that you couldn't bear to live without. Or at least would miss. It is a great way to let go and learn about attachment.
Ask them to do the same, or at the very least, have a party and ask everyone to bring their favorite items for gifts.. Wrap them in newspaper, magazine paper, used gift bags, etc.


Instead of buying the latest book or purusing the bookstore for another great buy, go to the library. Look upon the library as your very own resource to any book at any time.You can look up the books you want online, put a hold on them, then go pick them up!
You can even renew them online. And if you really fall in love with the book and find it is a great reference for you, then you can always buy it used online (amazon.com, half.com, etc).

Clear out your closets. If you haven't worn or used items that are necessity's in one year, then it's time to let them go. Give them to a worthy cause, and you can even get a tax write off!
More importantly doesn't it make sense to let go of what you aren't using? So another may use them???


Every time you buy something, donate something. We have a rule that if something comes in the house, then something goes out.

For the holidays donate your time to a soup kitchen, toys for tots, meals on wheels..Who knows, you may want to continue and do it into the new year!

Give even when you think you can't. It is a illusion to think we have nothing to give. It may just be a ear or shoulder to lean on, but we all have something to give

In Buddhism, it is a staple of our belief that compassion, understanding and giving are a part of our daily life (hopefully!).

Start a blog on Poverty, whether spiritual, physical or both, and get your friends to add comments. Be The change you wish to see.

Get involved online! So many organizations that you can join. Just google them for non profit and poverty

Join a Sangha, or group that meets your spiritual needs. And go to it weekly. Make a commitment to try it for three months, and see if you are the change you wish to be!

Next time you see the homeless person on the side of the road asking for money, give. It is not what they do with it, it is that you cared and had compassion for someone who is truly suffering and you could make a difference.I do and have for most of my life. And when I am with someone who is resistant, I say that could be us. We are no better nor worse then a fellow human being.

So join us in trying and being part of the change. Changing requires opening ones heart, and mind and seeing we are all truly connected.

Monday, October 13, 2008

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, without conflict due to race, community or religion, and it will prove equally beneficial to one and all. What Vipassana is not:
It is not a rite or ritual based on blind faith.
It is neither an intellectual nor a philosophical entertainment.
It is not a rest cure, a holiday, or an opportunity for socializing.
It is not an escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. What Vipassana is:
It is a technique that will eradicate suffering.
It is a method of mental purification which allows one to face life's tensions and problems in a calm, balanced way
It is an art of living that one can use to make positive contributions to society.
Vipassana meditation aims at the highest spiritual goals of total liberation and full enlightenment; its purpose is never simply to cure physical disease. However, as a by-product of mental purification, many psychosomatic diseases are eradicated. In fact, Vipassana eliminates the three causes of all unhappiness: craving, aversion and ignorance. With continued practice, the meditation releases the tensions developed in everyday life, opening the knots tied by the old habit of reacting in an unbalanced way to pleasant and unpleasant situations.
Although Vipassana was developed as a technique by the Buddha, its practice is not limited to Buddhists. There is absolutely no question of conversion. All human beings share the same fundamental problems, and a technique which can eradicate these problems will have a universal application. People from many religious denominations have experienced the benefits of Vipassana meditation, and have found no conflict with their profession of faith.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blog Action Day October 15th

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 the same day, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue.
Out of this discussion naturally flow actions, advice, ideas, plans, and empowerment. In 2007 on the theme of the Environment, we saw bloggers running environmental experiments, detailing innovative ideas on creating sustainable practices and focusing audience’s attentions on organizations and companies promoting green agendas. In 2008 we aim to again focus the blogging community’s energies and passions, this time on the mammoth issue of global poverty.
Mass Participation
From the smallest online journals, to huge online magazines, to EU ministers, to professionals and amateurs, Blog Action Day is about mass participation. Anyone is free to join in on Blog Action Day and there is no limit on the number of posts, the type of posts or the direction of thoughts and opinions.

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!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

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!

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

Friday, October 3, 2008

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.