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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Why Ogo, Yurugu, Devil & Iblis Had A Fighting Chance
Unity Consciousness #325


The higher self of the Creator used less than full power, AND
The lower self of the Creator (Ogo and them) was allowed to disregard Maat, thus break natural laws and order, AND
The higher self was not allowed to function outside of Maat, AND
The higher self could only increase power by increasing knowledge of self, AND
The lower self could only increase power through the physical material.

All of the above must be so in order for anything to have the ability to challenge the Creator. The only thing capable of challenging (throwing off balance) the Creator is the Creator. Since the lower self is a much smaller weaker aspect of the Creator than the higher self, if they both operated by all the same rules, there would be no challenge. In other words, the lower self operates by benefiting from a huge handicap it is allowed to have compared to the higher self handicap of zero. The lower self has a short-term advantage.

Do not be deceived by the last statement. Even though the lower self has a short-term advantage, the duration is getting shorter and shorter, thus Ogo and them no longer have a fighting chance.

Uncle Ben Carson Stop Running For President
Unity Consciousness #324


Ben Carson: ‘I Don't Really Want' To Run for President

The reason given for running for president sounds just like teenage-college days logic.
”I don't like beer and really don't want to drink it but since the crowd is chanting, “chug it!” I guess I'll drink it anyway.”
Uncle Ben, you are the opposite of what is loved by the Republicans. They seek to use you to speak their criticisms. Just in case you missed it, the Repubs hate Obama simply because he is black like you.

Until this nation accepts the truth of history, tells the truth of history and swiftly makes tangible changes in all institutions, nothing can be trusted as is. 99% of citizens are considered to be tools and toys for the elite white-skinned Africans. ruining running this country. Seems like the ability to discern the intentions of the unkind, as portrayed in the televised “Ben Carson Story,” has gone from sharply-edged through struggle to sanded smooth and blunted by societal security. This must be true since you speak of retiring by a golf course when there's a war going on against us, our Ancestors, our descendents, the higher self and all creation. There is no DMZ anywhere for anyone to retire to.

The minute you speak against what Repubs love, in their hearts, they will want to gag you with a Confederate flag. The truth is not what they seek. They seek another person of color to be their mouthpiece.

Since you are not willing to follow your own mind, at least listen to your wife and stop running for president.

A Competition Culture Fosters Many Problems
Unity Consciousness #323


A competition culture fosters...

1. Individualism, meism, groupism, materialism, capitalism, separation and disconnection, just to name a few.

2. A “We must dominate” mentality. This is celebrated with “We're number 1! Can't be number 2!”

3. A mentality of “that which is not me or different from me is something I must compete with.” As a result, a competition culture fosters attempts to control others and to control nature. All differences are viewed and used as points of contention and competition.

4. Cold-bloodedness.

5. Illusion over reality.

6. A culture of violence on all levels in every way to all creation, including self.

11 Ugly Truths About Competition For Life
Unity Consciousness #322


Competition was created to justify the lower self character and behavior of a certain group of people.

1. Certain people are so consumed with fear of their own inadequacies compared to the strengths of other people and nature, these certain people go on the attack because that's what they would do if they were actually stronger so they assume others want to attack them.

2. Whenever competence has yet to be gained and there is a lack of confidence that this competence can be gained, competition is created. Competition is one of several necessary components to justify an adversarial relationship which is then always used to justify war. War is necessary to diminish competence in order to allow incompetence to reign supreme so that those who lack confidence can feel safe and secure by what is outside themselves. They are never safe and secure within themselves.

3. Competition is used to cause disharmony because harmony interferes with war.

4. Competition helps justify racism and other discriminations, including sexism, ageism, etc.

5. For the most part, competition through games is used to normalize the notion of competition so that competition in its most harsh forms is not as jolting, thus, these harsh forms of competition are tolerated until they also become normalized. This occurs because the main goal of competition is winning, rivalries, bragging rights, being number one, being champion and making history rather than competition being simply and solely about self-improvement of self and others. We know this is true when we celebrate victory as a result of mistakes made by other rather than by corrections made by self. These "victories" are always short-lived because internal weaknesses remain. In general, competition as a game is used to prepare people to accept battling for everything in life is just how it's supposed to be. As a result, people use their abilities to be the best battlers they can be. Battling is only part of it, health, which is completion, is the greater context. When a health context is at a higher level in the hierarchy of our consciousness, we are able to realize what life expresses through example metaphor: There are periods of sickness and periods of health. Life, for humanity and the rest of creation, is not always about being sick and battling. Although individuals and groups might be sick for their entire lifetimes, humanity has not been sick for its entire lifetime. From this we are able to understand the next cycle for humanity is one of health after this battle with sickness and its last desperate surge of upheaval. Thus, our main focus must be about completion, not competition. Our main focus must be about health, spiritual health. Even though the main battle is spiritual, the main objective is not to win or defeat an opponent. The main objective is completion of self, health of self, knowledge of self. This must occur simultaneously as we are also dealing with physical things and the other battles that exist. As we are dealing with these other battles, we will then understand how they came about and how to deal with them in a way that is not an attempt to win or defeat others but is an attempt to transcend and complete self. This in no ways means to not defend against that which offends the rights of creation. The example metaphors of food medicine and the immune system shows us there is an antidote and a system to aid us in the battle. The competition is to improve this knowledge. Competition is an inner self thing. The person must improve self to be a better person. No one becomes better by defeating another. The group must improve itself as a group in order to be a better group. No group is better by defeating another group.

6. Competition as a game is supposed to be about sportsmanship, self-improvement and being the best you can be. Everything associated with competition is supposed to improve character and carry over into life. Though competition as a game is promoted as such, rarely is it practiced as such. Instead competition is about gamesmanship, rivalry, winning, defeating, fighting, hating and hoping someone else makes a mistake, etc. Competition makes it acceptable for people who are not even in the game to behave in despicable ways. Even “booing” someone for being their best or making a mistake is bad behavior.

7. That which is naturally weak will automatically become obsolete. No matter what is done to delay this, it must and will happen because to be naturally weak is to also be unable to adapt to changes which then makes the weak even weaker. As a result, the weak must do whatever they can to keep others weak in order to make the weakness of the obsolete seem like strength. Competition for life is necessary to consume and occupy strengths so the weak can more easily rule over many.

8. “Winning” through any sort of competition only “provides momentary satisfaction. As a result, one must continuously compete to get more for oneself and more momentary satisfaction. These insecure feelings and insatiable desires subsequently make one more anxious and depressed.” (1)

9. Competition makes it a struggle to survive. “Once a fragmented pattern of interpreting reality and materialistic designs for living have been endorsed and adopted in a society they become self-perpetuating and self-sustaining in a capitalistic economic structure that is built around a wealthy elite with economically-challenged masses competing to survive.” (2)

10. Competition causes self-worth to be defined in terms of being able to compete. “...when a cultural worldview’s conceptual system is primed with assumptions that limit reality to what the five senses perceive, forces external to an individual can easily be manipulated to define human identity and worth. For example, external characteristics, such as physical appearance, income, position, and education become the basis for measuring human worth. Such externalization not only fosters a sense of insecurity, fearfulness, and alienation, not to mention unbridled materialism, individualism, and competition, but it predisposes individuals to anxiety, depression, addictions, and violence. It also results in the systematic privileging of certain individuals and groups over others by virtue of race, gender, and class.” (3)

11. Competition against any aspect of creation is competition against the higher spiritual nature of the Creator.

(1) Paraphrased: Myers, Linda James; Montgomery, Derek; Fine, Mark; Reese, Roy, (1992), "Belief Systems Analysis Scale And Belief And Behavior Awareness Scale Development: Measuring An Optimal, Afrocentric World-view, In R. Jones (Ed.), "Handbook Of Tests And Measurements For Black Populations, (2 vols), Hampton, VA: Cobb & Henry Publishers, p. 23.
(2) Myers, Linda James, Ph.D. & Speight, Suzette L., Ph.D., "Reframing Mental Health and Psychological Well-Being Among Persons of African Descent: Africana/Black Psychology Meeting the Challenges of Fractured Social and Cultural Realities,"The Journal of Pan African Studies, (2010, June), vol.3, no.8, p. 73.
(3) Myers, Linda James, & Shinn, David H., "Appreciating Traditional Forms of Healing Conflict in Africa and the World," Black Diaspora Review 2(1) (2010, Fall), p. 4.,

Monday, June 29, 2015

Competition Sounds Good But Isn't Good For Life
Unity Consciousness #321


Competition results in winners and losers. Already, this is not good.

Competition does not lead to balance, but imbalance. Do not be misled to think about competition in games and competition in economics to be same thing as competition for life.

First of all, a game is just that and not essential to life and existence. Second of all, supply and demand, as practiced by humans, is not even competition in the sense of a level playing field. The way supply and demand is practiced actually creates imbalance.

Thirdly, competition for life is something many prefer not to participate in but must because they are being attacked and the resources they need are behind enemy lines. Competition for life is the kind of competition where the attacker is the sole rule maker, the player, coach, commissioner and referee. This is not due to behaving respectfully but by behaving aggressively, deceitfully and murderously. Since competition for life is the status quo "MO" for societies, there can never be a fair chance, level playing field or equal opportunity until competition ceases.

As shown by multiple metaphors throughout creation, only through sharing of nutrients and resources and distribution of the same and redistribution of the same can there be balance, thus equity, thus equality, thus justice, thus peace, thus harmony, thus civilization. The last thing we need is democracy. It sounds good, but in its current form, isn't good. Democracy encourages competition for life which also isn't good.

Complete Willingness Completes Part Of The Way
Unity Consciousness #320


In the early stages of initiation, willingness is enough. It is enough to be willing to do what I'm able to do. The next stage requires more. Willingness is no longer enough. I, the Initiate, must devote self to the development of that of which I am capable but not yet able. This, along with willingness, leads me on a continuous safari of internal facing, forward retracing, and imperfect erasing.

Develop through me what you will to fulfill your will.

Strong faith fulfills all needs, if, in return, I supply understanding abundantly.
Understanding how to use keys of nutrition in ignition of cognition is the universal mission to genetically transform into extension of both key and lock to access dimensions of everything and else through self.

Plants Are Not In Competition For Nutrients & Resources
Unity Consciousness #319


”Plants compete for nutrients” is programmed logic repeated without analysis.

All the meadows, pastures, fields, forests, yards, lawns and much more, prove this to be a false notion. In all places where humans have not interfered, plants prove they are not in competition for nutrients and resources because there is no need to be in competition. These plants all live together, mix, intermingle, cooperate and thrive.

Even though it is a certainty that the vast majority of plants do not compete for nutrients, humans insist on sticking with the lie that plants are in competition.

Humans created the illusion of a competitive nature among plants because humans themselves were already competing against each other unnecessarily.

It is a false notion that humans must compete for resources. This lie came into existence and fullness in Eurasia during the Ice Age. The thousands of years of trauma in a cold-as-hell climate deformed tropical man into icehead boy because tropical man went from living amongst civilization, happiness and abundance to living amongst desolation, misery and scarcity.

As a result, these humans have transferred their suboptimal worldview onto plants.

One of the things that makes it seem like plants compete for nutrients is depleted soil. When the soil is not strong enough to naturally supply nutrients, it runs out and plants suffer. Humans take this to mean plants are competing for nutrients when instead it's because there are not enough nutrients in the soil. Humans choose to believe plants compete for nutrients because humans have done so many things that now cause humans to have to purchase nutrients. Because humans only want to pay for nutrients for the plants they want to grow, all other plants are seen as competitors for nutrients. When there are nutrient deficiencies in the soil, it is not because plants competed for the nutrients, it because the available nutrients got used up.

Thought Process To The Truth

If the above is not enough to know the truth, continue to follow the thought process of the intuitive self.

Plants and humans do not need to compete for nutrients so why would we thinks plants and plants need to compete for nutrients? Plants give humans the nutrient of oxygen and humans give plants the nutrient of carbon dioxide. There is more being exchanged by plants and humans. If humans and plants can live symbiotically, what makes us think that plants and plants cannot live symbiotically? We already profess to understand that some bacteria fix nitrogen, a nutrient, for plants. If bacteria help plants out and humans help plants out, simply by humans breathing, what makes us think plants don't help each other out? What makes us think plants are not pre-designed to work things out to share nutrients and resources?

We already know plants work together rather than compete when we talk about companion planting, three sisters and deep-rooted plants pulling up nutrients for shallow-rooted plants.

Despite these truths, we continue to believe that plants only look out for themselves and thus compete with other plants for their needs. We think this way about plants because that is what we deeply believe is the way humans are supposed to behave – be in competition for nutrients and resources. We think this way because those currently with the resources need us to believe they got the resources by competing for them and since they have the resources they must be the better, stronger and more capable and thus worthy of survival at the expense of those they have supposedly out competed. This is pure mental mutation mindset. Icehead boy must promote this type of thinking to pay tribute to the lower self ego which is master over him.

The universe is an ecosystem. An ecosystem is self-sustaining. Self-sustaining requires balance and re-balancing. If competition is the foundation upon which an ecosystem is based, that ecosystem must and will fail. Why? Because any system that competes within itself is a house designed to be forever divided and thus can only be on a certain path to less and less viability, then extinction.

The rules of competition within a system leads to extinction of the system. This means there can be no eternity on earth nor in Heaven. Heaven requires an eternity and an eternity requires an ecosystem. An ecosystem requires cooperation not competition.

Listen people! When competition is a foundational philosophy, there must be winners and losers. There must be adversaries. There can be no harmony. Love has no place.

If whatever philosophies and values and cultures we are following is not helping us reach these understandings, we must get rid of them now.

If competition for nutrients and competition for resources was truly the basis of life and existence, then there would be no such thing as evolution.

The only thing possible would be survival of a lesser and lesser quality. Evolution can only take place under conditions of thriving. Thriving cannot occur until understanding transcends the survival mode and the competition mode.

Time To Start Repeating The Truth About Plants & Humans

Plants give more to creation and return more to creation than they use. Plants are restorers not destroyers. Plants are net suppliers not net consumers. There is no need for plants to compete with each other. The ecosystem is based on cooperation and sharing which optimizes resources and creates abundance for everyone. The ecosystem is not based on competition and greed which suboptimizes resources and creates problems everywhere.

Why would we think plants compete for nutrients when plant material is the bulk of what is in compost and the bulk of what most organic matter is?

It can't be said enough that plants are net contributors of nutrients to the soil.

Plants are a major part of the cycle of nutrients that allows the ecosystem to self-fertilize by not wasting anything.

The ability to live by contributing to one's own needs and each other's needs is a primary component of what sustainable is and what an ecosystem is. It is what the Creator is all about.

In an ecosystem, plants help provide their own nutrients as long as what humans do is helpful not harmful.

For these reasons and more, plants are not in competition for nutrients and resources. If there is a nutrient problem, it is not about plants competing but about humans depleting, more than likely. Curiously, plants seem only to compete for nutrients in human gardens but nowhere else where man has not interfered with the Master Gardener.

By absorbing the essential nutrient of understanding, we can extend what is absolutely true about plants and know the same must be true about humans. If competition for nutrients and resources is a necessity, then this must mean this is not a world of abundance which also means no one can live an abundant life. Abundance for humans can never be achieved in the context of competition. Abundance for plants that is taking place could not be taking place if what was really happening among plants was competition for nutrients and resources. If competition among plants was actually taking place, fewer and fewer plants would survive and then fewer and fewer survivors would survive. This cycle would continue until the system broke down so much, no one could survive. This is exactly what has been happening during the Dark Age terrorism of icehead boy. He became an adversary to himself because he denies knowledge of his true self. He needs everybody to do the same in order to help him prolong his demise. As a result, he orchestrates competition any way he can.

The Optimal Way To Water Gardens
Unity Consciousness #318


From the previous message we learned ½ ounce of water sounds like more than enough water for plants to use over the course of one week. This is the guesstimate of water each plant is said to need for itself. Mathematically speaking, ½ ounce of water per week provides a mind- boggling amount of water molecules.

It's a good thing when plants get the water they need but in order for the ecosystem to function optimally, the rest of the soil, other plants and other organisms also need water.

If water is applied only from the perspective of garden plants, we are starting out on the wrong foot and will thus stumble along out of sync. In other words, if we are watering when absolutely necessary but only watering selectively in a given area, we are not helping plants as much as we think we are.

No matter how, when or how much we water plants, that water will also be used by other plants and other organisms. There is no stopping it.

It is a false notion to believe that watering at the base of plants puts water “right where the plants need it.”
(1) Plants need water close, wide and deep – not necessarily just at the base of the plant. It benefits plants to sense water and grow roots to reach the water.
(2) Also, water in the soil near a plant will automatically spread through the soil to areas with less water. The water will move towards the base of the plant on its own. This is the process of diffusion. Diffusion occurs when something moves from an area of high concentration to low concentration. This diffuses the concentration by distributing it. No matter how much we drip irrigate or spray at the base of plants, that water will diffuse through the soil until the water is more evenly distributed in the soil.
This is something the ones of strong faith understand very well. Nyame, the Neters, especially Tefnut, do not just water at the base or plants, specific plants or a specific area. They water the entire garden and ecosystem surrounding it. This is the optimal way to water because the ecosystem is the garden we should be caring for.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

How Much Water Do Garden Plants Need Mathematically?
Unity Consciousness #317


How Much Water Do Plants Need?

This is a question best left to the experts.

Plants need just a little more than half a gallon per square foot per week according to

Plants need 2 gallons per square foot per week according to

Plants need one inch per week according to This amount is the one most commonly used.

How Much Is One Inch of Water?

To determine how much water equals one inch, it is best to start with cubic inches to determine how much water garden plants need.

One cubic inch of water is determined by length times width times depth/height.

1 Cubic Inch = 0.00432900433 Gallons according to
Convert gallons to ounces by multiplying 0.00432900433 gallons times 128 ounces and you get 0.55 ounces or approximately ½ ounce.
1 cubic inch of water is ½ ounce of water. Does this mean plants only need ½ ounce of water per week? No it doesn't. It means that every cubic inch of soil should receive ½ ounce of water per week.
Let say there is a 4 foot by 4 foot garden area. That is 16 square feet or 2,304 square inches (48 inches times 48 inches).
This converts to 2,304 cubic inches of soil (48 length times 48 height times 1 depth).
This converts to 1,152 ounces of water needed (2,304 inches of soil times ½ ounces of water).
This converts to a total of 9 gallons of water needed (1,152 ounces divided by 128 ounces in a gallon).
In summary, a 4 foot by 4 foot garden area needs 9 gallons of water per week according to the experts. Well, at least now we can more easily visualize 9 gallon jugs of water and do similar calculations for the actual dimensions of gardens.

The Number of Molecules in a Drop of Water

Plants don't use water by the gallon, ounce or inch. Plants use water by the molecule.
There are 4.716278×10²⁰ water molecules in a single drop of water according to

For a perspective on just how large this number is, 10 to the 7th power is 10 million. The number of water molecules in a single drop of water is 10 to the 20th power and then also multiplied by almost a factor of 5.

Also, remember, we are told plants need a cubic inch of water per week. How many drops of water are in a cubic inch can be easily visualized. It's the size of four dice. Yet, in that little cubic inch of water are many drops of water and in those many drops are an unimaginable amount of molecules.

Here's one last perspective: “...a cube of water, one inch on a side, contains about 600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ("6" followed by 23 zeros, or six-hundred sextillion) molecules! There are 120 times more water molecules in the cubic inch of water than there are stars in the observable universe![This includes the stars viewable with the use of the strongest telescopes] (Per

Okay, just one more perspective.
“...the number of stars in the heavens is "an unbelievably large number," but you will find the same number of molecules "in just ten drops of water." [There are 591 drops of water in one cubic ounce] (Paraphrased from,

The amount of water we are told plants need each week contains an amount of water molecules that makes the stars we can observe look like a drop in the bucket. Do humans really know how much water garden plants need?

This is exactly why you don't water no garden. Gardening is a communal activity and watering is not a human task. Humans would be more productive and far more helpful to plants and ecosystem if, rather than applying more water, humans applied more wisdom and more mulch. The task of watering garden plants is best handled by experts such as Plants, Ancestors, Primordials and Nyame.

Questioning Knowing When & How To Water Garden Plants
Unity Consciousness #316


Don't water in the evening we're told. Don't water in the middle of the day we're told. Don't water from the top we're told.

Truth is, the natural world does everything we are told not to do. Nature waters in the morning, middle of the day, the evening, at night and middle of the night. Also, the last time I checked, rain falls from above plants and plant foliage gets wet every single time.

When it rains in the evening and at night, foliage is wet and doesn't get overrun with fungal plant diseases just because foliage is wet at night. More than likely, fungal plant disease is caused by ecosystem imbalance just like any other disease.

I suspect humans do add to the imbalance or create imbalance by watering unnecessarily, by using municipal water and by other gardening practices or life practices that work against the ecosystem.

The message, ”You Don't Water No Garden” offers more thoughts on watering garden plants.

Additional Things To Consider

Even when watering at the base of plants and avoiding getting any water on the leaves, the stems of plants still get water on them. Also plenty of water gets on the mulch and the soil which is exactly where the fungi live.

Furthermore, every single night, plant foliage gets wet. This is evidenced by dew. Dew does not form only in the few minutes before the sun comes up. Moisture can form on leaves at any time of night when conditions are right, thus leaves can be wet for hours before being dried by sun and/or air movement.

If the presence of the sun in daytime helps provide conditions that prevent fungal disease, then the absence of the sun at night must help provide conditions that promote fungal disease. Yet, the world of plants is not overrun with nighttime sprouting fungal disease, not even in rainy, wet humid rainforests.

What this means is that there's something else going on causing extreme plant fungal disease in gardens. Something else is going on such as ecosystem imbalance and many other things like tampering and hybridizing and weakening plant genetics, growing plants unsuited to changing climate conditions and human practices that give plant-harming fungi an advantage.

We know food is the same thing as medicine. Since water is also food medicine for plants, perhaps another one of those things out of balance is the health of the water and other nutrients plants are eating.

Water when absolutely necessary and water however you want to as you seek balance in all things - Maat.

Farming - The Gandhian Way

You Don't Water No Garden
Unity Consciousness #315


Uncle Jesse said, “you don't water no garden! God does the watering.”

Many gardeners worry way too much about watering and spend way too much time and money watering their gardens. By mulching, the need for watering is significantly reduced and if enough mulch is added, the need for watering is eliminated. Mulching is a part of soil strengthening. By strengthening the soil, the need for watering is also greatly reduced, even so, no matter how healthy soil is, it must be covered all year long. Mulching and soil strengthening each provide benefits if used alone but both are enhanced by the other. In other words, their individual benefits, when combined, exponentially benefit the ecosystem, plants and gardeners.

Many gardeners worry about watering because one or the other of the above basics is not being done and an ecosystem approach to gardening is not being used. Instead, the focus is on “plants need water, it's my garden and I'm a gardener so I must water my plants.” This kind of thought processing is a setup for additional confusions such as:

(1) Overly emphasizing how many days it has been since it last rained.
This measurement alone is not a good way to know when to water.

(2) Thinking it's time to water because plant leaves are drooping (wilting) in the heat of the day.
Many plants are supposed to reduce the amount of surface area exposed to the sun when it's hot. Humans do. If there is an itch to do something for wilting plants, consider providing shade for portions of the day, just like we do for ourselves and other animals

(3) Thinking water must be constantly added to the soil or added on a scheduled basis through some sort of irrigation just because many gardeners do it.
One of the purposes of strengthening soil and mulching is to retain water and other nutrients in the soil so it doesn't have to be added frequently, or at all, by humans. In strong soil, water and other nutrients are always available and plants can just get them from the soil when needed without having to depend on a gardener knowing when and what plants need.

(4) Concluding a plant must need water because growth seems to have slowed down.
Plants are not supposed to start growing and keep growing at the same rate every day. Also, just because growth above ground is not evident, doesn't mean growth below ground is not taking place. Plants are not supposed to run a three minute mile just because they successfully learned to crawl, walk, trot and jog. It's okay if plants slow down, rest and readjust to changing and less than optimal conditions. A plant alters its genetics to endure less than optimal climate conditions. In the long run, this is beneficial to the plant and the gardener even if “productivity” is less in the short run. Truth is, the process of adapting is also a form of productivity. When plants survive tough times, not only are they capable of greater resilience, they are still able to flourish during the best of times. By watering unnecessarily, gardeners interfere with the tuning process that ensures the plant's long-term toughness, flexibility and viability. The gardener causes the plant to become a dependent on the gardener because the gardener has limited the plant's opportunity to be tested, endure and learn how to take what it has and deal with what it is experiencing. If a plant “doesn't make it,” perhaps a different variety should be tried and/or adjustments should be made to what the gardener is doing or not doing.
By watering unnecessarily, the gardener robs self of another route to understanding Nyame is faithful.

(5) Allowing comparisons to other gardeners to get in the way of natural sense. Also allowing expectations of ideal plant performance to get in the way of taking into account the overall and the specific conditions plants are experiencing.

(6) Allowing the notion of being a gardener to create an “I've got to do something to help my plants grow” mentality. Watering is one of the first things gardeners turn to, then fertilizing. Often, neither is needed in the manner the gardener supplies them.
Nature knows best, when and how. This must become the gardener's grail. Nature is working on a long-range plan for optimum benefit for the ecosystem. A gardener's main job is to help ensure raw materials are available, do what they are being taught by natural world teachers within and without, and then, stay out of the way until there is clearly a need for action.

(7) Unknowingly increasing the need for watering by not mulching, by not strengthening soil, by planting in raised flat level beds and by planting in pots or other types of above ground containers. When plants are not planted in the ground, many of the water supplying benefits of soil and insulating benefits of soil are not available to plants. Combine this with other less than optimal gardening choices and yes, knowing when, how and how much to water can be a stressful chore.

(8) Not using the additional water-saving benefits gained by spacing plants so there is little to no room between them. By spacing plants so as they grow to full size their leaves touch and/or overlap, the outer layer of mulch is cooled, which cools the inner layer, which cools the soil beneath the mulch even further and thus, soil moisture is retained longer. This allows plants that are mulched to still survive and continue to grow when the grass in the yard is suffering. In other words, do not use grass as a way to know when to water garden plants.

Gardening is win-win-win-win-win. Anyone who concludes that the cost-benefit relationship of gardening is just not worth it or is too much work, has not counted even a handful of the benefits but instead has included unnecessary costs. Once watering is removed. gardening effort is miniscule compared to what is gained, some of which can't be gained any other way. Perhaps this is another reason why “you don't water no garden.”

Friday, June 26, 2015

Beginner Gardeners | More Apt To Cross More Learning Gaps
Unity Consciousness #314


Being more open and seeking learning opportunities is an advantage beginner gardeners have over many old heads. The willingness to learn gives the baby an advantage over the parent, which is why a child of 18 usually learns much more in those 18 years than the parent in those same 18 years. Length of time alone does not cause change or ensure improvement. Being an initiate of learning does cause change because it combines persistence, patience, understanding and time.

Everyone must cross gaps of understanding. These gaps vary in size. Learning gaps are dividers of knowledge of self. Learning gaps also block consciousness from being able to see multiple utilities in the process of crossing learning gaps.

A gardener must be growing in knowing self in order to grow in consciousness of unifying how parts of the ecosystem are interconnected and interrelated. This includes understanding the fixed and variable nature of Maat, of ecosystem and of self.

Knowing self leads to increasing consciousness of the sameness of self with all else and in all else. This is why the process of knowing self is the same as the process of understanding all else. To be able to grow (raise) something else requires personal growth because the process for growing healthy plants and livestock is the same as growing a healthy self.

In the early stages of gardening, openness to learning allows the student to display new growth. Beginning gardeners are more apt to cross many learning gaps that connect self to the plants and animals they are becoming one with.

Change is a fixed variable component of life and existence. Since change continues, learning must continue. This is something self-anointed master gardeners and other types of experts seem to lose sight of. In latter stages of gardening, understanding acquired tends to lead to a knowledge quagmire. Length of time gardening becomes the default measurement of expertise. This causes learning to slow way down or come to a standstill because the teacher aspect of self, now having gained a bit of understanding, is in the way of the student aspect of self. Understanding that was once utility has changed to understanding that now functions more like futility because that understanding has limited the agility of growing in knowing self. The person has changed from being an initiate of learning to being an officiate of learning. If not re-initiated, so learning is reinvigorated (like the life within plants), not only will this frozen state cause learning gaps to increase like an ever-widening crevasse, the chances of getting trapped on the wrong side of the gap increases. History has proven this to be true. Once this is realized, a person who considers self to be so well-versed on any subject that understanding is no longer moving and growing in accordance with what is needed, that person might not be able to adapt the genetics of thought processes fast enough to change behaviors to allow movement across the learning gap. History has proven this to have devastating, cold-blooded results.

Change is always coming, always arriving, always here influencing and settling in and always going. Life and existence is a process of maintaining rhythm with collective changes so that individual changes are made to stay in sync with the intended level of development. This keeps thought processes fixed and flexible enough to make necessary changes.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sustainable Ecosystem Gardening Reminders
Unity Consciousness #313


Strengthen Soil

The most productive thing any gardener can do is to apply effort towards strengthening soil. Optimally, soil is strengthened as (1) organic material is increased and (2) an ecosystem approach to gardening is used.

Out of the total time a person applies towards gardening, the majority of that time should be soil strengthening activities. If more time is being spent planting, weeding, watering, etc., the person is not being as productive as possible and neither will the garden. If fact, a gardener who does not spend a significant amount of time strengthening soil is like a person who tries to fill a glass turned upside down – some water is collected on the bottom of the glass but not nearly as much as is collected when the glass is turned upside up. A lot of wasted effort can be avoided by strengthening soil first and always.

Save Seeds

(1) Saving seeds is an inseparable part of ecosystem gardening.
(2) Saving seeds is cost effective.
(3) Saving seeds educates the person about the cycle of the gardening process.

(4) Saving seeds provides a fair advantage. Each time a plant goes through a complete cycle, the plant's genetics are honed and tuned for the environment it is in. This honing and tuning is usually a gradual process. When seeds are saved, the gardener now has a more refined seed than the year before because the seed is more suited to the conditions where it will be grown. Do not allow gardening efforts to go to waste by not saving seeds. Plant saved seeds the next time you want to grow the same plant and you will start out with an advantage. In other words, saving seeds takes advantage of genius.

(5) Many gardeners know that some seeds will not grow the exact same plant or fruit as the plant it came from. This is due to lower-self manipulation of the seed's genetics. This is okay because all that needs to be done is to start planting more heirloom (original, non-messed up) seeds in the form given by the Creator. Gardeners should start “weeding out” of their seed supply, all seeds whose offspring (more seeds) do not hold true to the genetics of the seed it came from.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Four-In-One: Decomposition-Decay-Digestion-Disintegration
Unity Consciousness #312


Decomposition, decay, digestion and disintegration are four terms that mean the same thing. Each one is a process that breaks down nutrients into smaller components so these nutrients can be absorbed and utilized.

Decomposition breaks down nutrients to allow use elsewhere in the body of Earth. Digestion breaks down nutrients to allow use elsewhere in the body of animals and other organisms.

Any process that breaks down nutrients into one or more of its constituent parts such as compounds, molecules, elements or atoms is decomposition-decay-digestion-disintegration. Multiple processes in the bodies of humans, plants, Earth and other organisms are processes that break down nutrients.

For example, what is called digestion from a human perspective is also decomposition-decay-disintegration from the perspective of the item being digested.

As a second example, what is called decomposition from a human perspective is also digestion-disintegration from the perspective of the organisms causing the decomposition and also decay-disintegration from the perspective of the items being acted upon.

Decomposition-decay-digestion-disintegration is part of the creative process - as are all things.

Decomposition-decay-digestion-disintegration is part of the continuous balancing and renewal of the ecosystem. This four-in-one process is part of the eternal process of life through death and death through life – occurring in whole and in part, always.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Gardening On The Rocks & Squashing Confusing Myths
Unity Consciousness #311


Rocks are good. A rock is a mineral. These minerals are the grit in the gut of the soil. Mineral is to rock as flour is to grain. Minerals are rock flour and flour is grain minerals. Rock dust is minerals. Many things sold as soil amendments are crushed rocks: lime, gypsum, sand, greensand, azomite, sulfur, perlite, vermiculite, etc. If it's a mineral, most of the time its original source is a rock.

If rocks are removed from a planting area, reuse them on top of the soil around the plants or the border or somewhere. Do not throw away a single rock or cast away stones. Rocks are not in the way, they are part of the way. Rocks are not a problem, rocks help solve the problem of soil fertility and many other problems.

Squashing A Few Confusing Myths

It's okay to allow squash and zucchini to grow large. Allowing at least one to grow large is necessary to ensure viable seeds are produced so the seeds can be saved. The seeds can also be roasted. Large squashes/zucchini are delicious steamed, baked or fried. Many animals kept at home will eat these large veggies. The large squash/zucchini can be dried, canned, frozen or pickled.

Compost is actually de-compost because composting is actually a decomposition process. Decomposition de-composes what has been composed. It breaks it down. It takes apart what has been put together. "Compost" is an inaccurate confusing term because the opposite is actually taking place.

Nature composts by decomposing on the spot. Scattering household and yard wastes (shredded or not) throughout the garden, under trees, behind bushes (on top or under mulch) is a more direct, ecosystem-efficient way of de-composting.

No need to rotate crops if (1) more than one crop is planted in the same spot at the same time or over the course of a year, or (2) you continue building soil and that soil has continuous de-composition taking place which means it is mulched and thus has a very active soil life of worms, ants, beetles, wood lice, centipedes, etc. or (3) if nothing is planted in the area for a full year or (4) if there is no nutrient or disease problem with the crop. When was the last time someone rotated an apple tree or a blueberry bush? If it is not necessary for perennials, it is not absolutely necessary for annuals. An ecosystem approach minimizes the need for crop rotation of annuals.

Replanting A Gardener's Golden Grail: Nitrogen-Fixing Fixation

13 Reasons Why Some People's Gardens Seem To Do Better
Unity Consciousness #310


These are some common reasons why some people's gardens seem to do better.

1. Inorganic fertilizers, i.e., manufactured miracle growth.

2. Supercharged soil by adding a lot of organic matter in a plant-ready state or near plant-ready state.

3. An earlier planting date.

4. Starting using plants instead of seeds.

5. Starting seeds indoors.

6. Using a covering over plants outdoors to get an earlier start.

7. Manual watering or automatic watering system.

8. The variety of seeds or plants used.

9. A better balanced ecosystem.

10. Working with the ecosystem rather than against it.

11. Plant or seed placement.

12. Plants or seeds better matched to the ecosystem where planted.

The biggest reason might be being too distracted by comparisons to someone else rather than staying focused on comparing self to the original measuring stick - ecosystems.

It is more productive to ask, “Am I doing the basic key fundamental foundational things in order to get the results I expect?” This does not mean doing every single thing that can be done or that others are doing. It means taking care of the major things that have the greatest impact on healthy results.

Once roots of any system encounter conditions that suits, processes are loosed and no matter how long this seems to take, rapid exponential growth always occurs as proof.
Comparing & Contrasting One Life To Another

There Is More to Be Seen Than What Is Seen
Unity Consciousness #309


No matter how high a tree towers, what is seen is only a small fraction of what actually exists. The majority of a tree's mass is underground.

No matter how many mushrooms fungi produce, what is seen is only a small fraction of what actually exists. The majority of the organism is underground.

The seen and unseen aspect of trees and fungi are metaphors for qualities of the Creator.

No matter the greatness of the creation we see, what is seen is only a small fraction of creation that actually exists. The majority of the capabilities of the Creator is unseen and not yet fully understood and used.

Each person must go beyond the surface of what is easily seen in order to discover the rest of the tree, the fungus, the Creator and the self. What will always be found is that not only is there more to be seen, but what remains to be seen is more supreme.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Inner Gardening | Cognitive Burgeoning And Flowering Of Truth
Unity Consciousness #308


According to Aztec philosophy, “knowledge, truth, value, rightness, and beauty were defined in terms of the aim of humans maintaining their balance as well as the balance of the cosmos.[This is consistent with Maat] Every moment and aspect of human life was meant to further the realization of this aim.

Humans thus cognize [think] knowingly if and only if they cognize with well-rootedness-cum-alethia [truth]. They cognize with well-rootedness-cum-alethia if and only if their cognizing is well-rooted in teotl [the Creator]. The Nahuas [Aztecs] conceived well-rootedness-cum-alethia in terms of burgeoning. Burgeoning and rootedness are both vegetal notions deriving from the organic world of agricultural life [They logically used the metaphor of nature to understand the Creator and truth].

A plant's flowers and fruits burgeon from its seeds, soil, and roots, and in so doing embody, present, and disclose the latter's qualities. Analogously, cognizing knowingly [thinking based on truth] is a form of cognitive flourishing. It is the flower of an organic-like process consisting of teotl's sap-like burgeoning, unfolding, and blossoming within a person's heart. By doing so, teotl discloses and unconceals itself. As the generative presentation of teotl, human knowing thus represents one of the ways teotl faithfully, genuinely, and authentically discloses itself here on earth. As a consequence, human cognizing moves knowingly: it understands, presents, embodies, enacts, and expresses teotl.[A person who is thinking in truth will move in truth. What is truth is known by the behavior it produces. Truth produces behavior in balance and harmony with nature.]

By contrast, unknowing (illusory, befogged) cognizing is poorly if not wholly unrooted (ahnelli) in teotl. It is inauthentic, ingenuine, and undisclosing. Teotl fails to burgeon, flower, and faithfully disclose itself within such cognizing. Unknowing cognition constitutes a form of cognitive crookedness, perversity or disease. It represents one of the ways by which teotl unfaithfully and inauthentically presents -- i.e. disguises and masks -- itself here on earth.”

Understanding Is Growing & Moving
Unity Consciousness #307


Understanding is growing and moving from the general to the specific.

This means general understanding is leading to specific understanding.

Then understanding is growing and moving from the specific to the expansive.

Then understanding is growing and moving from the expansive to re-evolution (of genetics).

Then understanding is growing and moving from re-evolution to the general.

In order to continue growing and moving through stages of life, understanding must also continue growing, thus, understanding cannot be immovable.

Re-Mastering The Master Gardener Mentality
Unity Consciousness #306


Master gardener says this...master gardener says that...

Someone rightly said, "Expertise has a tendency of getting in the way of progress."

An epitome of this truth is the master gardener mentality.

As usual, there are certain humans that feel they are the certifiers of all things in the world, even something mastered long before they came along.

This encourages humans to ego-trip and say, “I'm a master gardener.”

The evidence against humans being masters of gardening is insurmountable. Is there any need to recount what an ecosystem means, is and does?

Master Knowledge Of Self

To have any chance of becoming a master gardener or master of anything representative of the higher spiritual nature, understanding must evolve through the process of knowledge of self.

Gardening is part of science. With just a beginning understanding of what science is, one can begin to grasp the necessity of knowing self in order to know anything else, especially if one hopes to master an aspect of the Creator's science, such as gardening.

As said many times before in many ways, what is sought to be understood is simply a representation, form and aspect of the Creator. It is also a representation, form and aspect of self. This is so because all creation is made in the image of the Creator from the imagination of the Creator.

In order to master gardening, one must understand the Master Gardener who created, designed and established the processes of life in all forms, including soil, plants, humans, Earth and Universe. In other words, in order for “something created” to master “the process that created it,” that “something created” must understand the Creator and the relationship of self to the Creator in order to understand the process that created it.

These three things must become unified in understanding in order to master the understanding. Simply put, the Creator used the creative process of gardening using seeds of spirit and matter to create humans and grow all else into existence. Since the process of gardening was used to create self, one must master self in order to master gardening. One must master the gardening of self in order to master the gardening of anything else.

A so-called master gardener mentality without simultaneous pursuit of knowledge of self is a suboptimal context; therefore, only suboptimal mastery can be achieved. A suboptimal context comes from the lower spiritual nature and interferes with understanding and gardening. "Expertise has a tendency of getting in the way of progress."

Profiting From Gardening
Unity Consciousness #305


No matter what a person does in the act of gardening, despite all the effort and thought processes applied, still does not add up to what the ecosystem does in the act of gardening.

At most, a human contributes 10% or less in the process of helping a seed or plant move from beginning to harvest to returning/recycling in the ecosystem. This is a generous estimate.

The ecosystem contributes 90% of what it takes to get the gardening results humans get. Remember, the ecosystem does not need humans to do what the ecosystem did before humans got here and what the ecosystem continues to do – function as a self-maintaining garden.

With this in mind, it is unwise for humans to expect to reap 100% of the rewards of gardening when 10% or less is being contributed.

The 90% or more the ecosystem contributes must benefit the needs of multiple lifeforms. For this reason, it is more profitable to plant more than one of everything and also more than the amount necessary to satisfy self. When this approach is taken and some plants don't make it or some leaves are eaten, then, it's still all good because it's understood as win-win. This is so because the profit margin from what is given compared to what is received is still an abundant harvest. This is true from a purely fruit/vegetable harvest perspective and even moreso from a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harvest perspective.

Profiting from gardening is not about maximizing. Profiting is about optimizing.

Optimizing takes into account the needs of all and the needs of the entire self. Maximizing focuses on one thing such as personal profit or how much food can be produced. When maximizing one thing is the focus, inevitably, minimizing multiple things will be the result. So it is in the metaphor of life. Who and what also profit from what we are profiting from?

Picking Poke Salad (Poke Weed)
Unity Consciousness #304


Coming up as a youth, I remember picking poke salad without understanding much about it. One thing I did know was poke salad was the second-most disgusting thing on the planet next to cow's milk.

That was then. Nowadays I pick poke salad with better understanding. Poke salad was what we called it then and still do. That hasn't changed.

Recently, on one occasion, I picked only the young plants and the tips and and suckers on the older plants. I boiled everything twice but the poke salad didn't smell stinky and disgusting like I remembered. I then stir-fried the poke salad in fry-made grease with creasy greens, chives, Cajun seasoning. Once on the plate, I sprinkled with more chives and sourweed. This sourweed is the small light green clover looking plant that some call sorrel and some call oxalis. The taste was unique and delicious to rival any delicacy. Deer love poke salad fresh off the plant.

On another occasion I only picked the large leaves of poke salad and prepared them as before. Once they started boiling, that familiar funky smell from childhood memory filled the room. Instead of being disgusted, I was delighted. The smell confirmed that the poke salad I picked as a child was the large leaves and not the small plants many websites say are the only ones safe to eat.

Poke salad, no matter the age of the plant, is definitely safe to eat when boiled twice and the water changed each time. Some say it doesn't have to be boiled at all or that much. That I haven't tried. The older leaves are tougher and are also made tender by boiling.

Picking poke salad doesn't require being picky. The older plants are okay and so are those with red or maroon stems. Cutting the leafy portion away from the center vein of the leaf is not necessary. The stalks of young plants can be boiled and eaten with the leaves. I have boiled and eaten the soft insides only of the stalks of older plants.

One thing is certain, each person's level of health and genetic makeup varies. Know yourself. Re-acclimate self to original foods. In stages, build back into your lifestyle ways of consuming these medicines and methods of preparation.

Replanting A Gardener's Golden Grail: Nitrogen-Fixing Fixation
Unity Consciousness #303


Is nitrogen the only thing that needs fixing for healthy growth?

Any gardener worth their germination rate knows the legume family are nitrogen fixers by trade. This has become a gardener's golden grail. Belief in the the nitrogen-fixing ability of beans to aid plant growth has become so fixed, the growth of more understanding has been halted.

Regardless of how nitrogen-fixing is explained in many places, “Fixing” simply means to change a nutrient from one form to another. A nutrient is an element or a combination of elements.

Most, if not all organisms, including humans, bacteria and plants, fix nitrogen. These organisms change the form of nitrogen to allow use by themselves and/or other organisms. In other words, all plants “fix” nitrogen for themselves and for the organisms that eat plants.

One way nitrogen is fixed is via the digestive process. Part of this process breaks down molecules which makes nitrogen available for other body processes. Part of this process also includes fixing nitrogen in the form of liquid and solid waste.

When human cells produce amino acids and then proteins, these cells are fixing nitrogen.

The decomposition process is partly a nitrogen-fixing process.

We are told how many bacteria are in a spoonful of soil. It turns out that bacteria are heavy fixers of nitrogen, even more so than beans (legumes). It would be better for plant growth if gardeners focused on the health of the bacteria in soil rather than focusing on beans (legumes) as a golden grail.

By the way, nitrogen is also fixed by lightning and nitrogen is also contained in rainwater. Thunderstorms provide a double punch of a nitrogen lunch for plants.

Furthermore, all nutrients, not just nitrogen, are “fixed” from one form to another to allow the use of the nutrient. Plants need many nutrients and most, if not all of these nutrients, need to be fixed “changed, transformed.” Same goes for the nutrients all organisms need. Phosphorus is fixed. Potassium is fixed. Calcium is fixed. Magnesium is fixed. And so on.

Changing the form of nutrients (elements) is one of the fundamental universal occurrences. It began with spirit being fixed into matter and spirit and matter being fixed into all else.

Is nitrogen the only thing that needs fixing for healthy growth?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

18 Tips, Ideas About Gardening In Clay Soil
Unity Consciousness #302


Soil of clay doesn't mean throw away.

1. Clay soil is not bad soil. The clay portion of soil is good stuff that contains a lot of nutrients.

2. Clay soil is simply a type of soil that contains very little to none of the "juicy" portion that some types of soil contain. What I refer to as the juicy portion is several inches of topsoil/humus. The juicy portion is also composed of lifeforms that live in the soil and their byproducts. The juicy portion of soil is not completely a separate distinct layer. Some of it might be but some is mixed in with clay. Soil is formed in gradients and degrees of soil types. Soil gradually changes the way a slope does as you go deeper and as you move outward from any single spot. This is why there are often several types of soil in a given yard.

3. There are different degrees of clayishness that is considered and referred to as clay soil. Try to gain a general feel for the degree of how clayish (soft or hard) your clay soil is. This will help when considering how to work with the soil you got. This will help you avoid completely following advice for clay soil that might not apply to your clay soil. By having a feel for the degree of how much juice your soil does not have, you will be better able to make adjustments to information you come across. You can then adjust the planning, type of plants, mulching and organic additions necessary to improve your chances for better results.

4. Clay soil holds moisture because clay soil is a like a sponge that is harder the drier it is and softer, the wetter it is. As the juicy portion of soil is restored, clay soil becomes more workable.

5. In many places and in many soils, if you dig deep enough, usually less than 2 feet, you will hit layers of clay.

6. Clay soil has a place and purpose. Perhaps it is supposed to be that way where it is. Perhaps not. We should not allow ourselves to be taught that there should be no clay soil anywhere just as we would not think that about sandy soil or rocky soil.

7. Clay soil has many uses. A few of which are for making pots, bricks, humans, and lots of things for many creatures. Intuition connects me to the understanding that it is the clay portion of soil and clay layers of soil that allows some burrowing creatures to have homes underground that don't cave in on them and that can absorb moisture and/or redirect moisture.

8. Clay is a conductor of electricity. Clay soil has a negative charge.

9. Clay soil can be transformed immediately by digging it up and adding a lot of organic material. Some organic material such as wood chips and sawdust is said to have a negative effect in the short-term in an area where plants will be immediately planted, especially annuals.
Clay soil can also be transformed by simply adding a lot of organic material on top of the soil and then being patient. A combination of these methods also works by digging enough room for the plants or seeds, adding organic material in the hole or trench and then covering with more organic material and then mulching the entire area around plants (the whole garden). For annuals, the organic material added into the hole should be pretty much decomposed. For perennials, this is not as important. I have put leaves into a hole with a perennial plant and it served as an interior moisture retainer, a magnet for worms and other decomposers and thus an interior source of slow-release nutrients. The plant did well with the addition of exterior mulch at the time of planting and from time to time as material became available which was usually coffee grounds, egg shells and leaves in the fall

10. Even without a lot of the juicy portion, clay soil will still support the growth of many types of plants as it softens up due to moisture and the activity of soil life as the result of mulch.

11. Clay soil helps plants, especially perennials become stronger because it gives their roots something to work through and hold on to in order to support their weight, endure winds and handle other stresses.

12. Many of the minerals deep rooted plants are said to bring up from the soil, obviously come from layers of clay.

13. The various degrees and coarseness of clay soil represent nutrients in transition stages between nutrients in the form of solid rock and nutrients in the form of topsoil.

14. The reason many people have a negative reaction to clay soil is due to being trained to think one way - that it takes more effort to “work” clay soil. This is only partly true when the decision is made to dig up all the soil instead of just digging enough room for the plants or seeds.

15. Another reason for the dislike of clay soil is the notion that plants don't grow as fast and as big in clay soil. I'm sure this is true in some types of clay soil that is unmulched. Mulching helps soften the soil for digging by humans and other lifeforms including roots.
There was a spot where I wanted to plant a tree in clay soil but could not get the garden fork to penetrate the soil at all. It was like concrete. I covered the area with a full wheelbarrow of wood chips and then poured a full wheelbarrow of water on the wood chips. The next day, I was able to dig a hole a foot deep.

16. To make life easier in any soil type, mulch the ground before doing anything and/or let it rain on the area and/or soak the area yourself.

17. You can choose to grow what grows best in the type of clay soil you have and/or you can choose to change the composition of the soil so you can grow what you want to grow1 and/or you can do some of both. Your degree of understanding, persistence and patience will determine what it takes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Learn, Understand, Expand To Give Your Life To God
Unity Consciousness #301


You can't “give” your life to a Higher Power as in “I give my life to God, Allah, Jehovah, etc.”

The Higher Power that created the universe, by virtue of being the Creator of everything, already owns your life. The Higher Power, by virtue of having higher power than you, already has more power over your life than you do, It is up to the decisions of that Higher Power how power is used. In other words, the power of The Creator supersedes the power of Creation.

What Can Be Given

To be in service to a Higher Power is to be in service to the universal which serves all.

To support being in service to the universal, understanding is required.

What you can give to God is understanding.

This is accomplished through the process of knowing yourself. “Know yourself” is a very concise summary of the original Holy Book.

You are intended to live a life that learns, understands, creates, learns, understands, expands, experiences, learns, understands, expands, corrects, learns, understands, expands, recreates, learns, understands, expands...

This is how you give your life and dedicate your life to God, by giving understanding back to the Creator.

A life is not lived for God if it is not lived for the universal collective benefit, but instead is lived to support a separating, disconnecting ideology, religion, philosophy or culture. This life has given up its power, control and ability to understand life and existence from within and has settled for and settled into human understanding outside of self. This means thought processes are guided by understanding outside of self. Your life is given to that which drives your decisions.

Monday, June 15, 2015

23 Tips, Ideas & Thoughts About Nurturing Houseplants
Unity Consciousness #300


1. Houseplants are outdoor plants brought indoors. They are not a special breed of plants designed specifically for indoors.

2. What is usually grown indoors are plants that cannot survive year-round in the area where you live. In places where these plants can survive year-round, they are perennials and in places they cannot, they are annuals, unless grown indoors. This is why they are marketed and sold as houseplants. All plants are perennials somewhere and all plants can be annuals somewhere.

3. Though some indoor plants can grow under indoor lighting, sunlight through a window is better.

4. Plants that will die outside in cold weather, when they are kept indoors they must not be exposed to prolonged drafts of cold air, even from air conditioning and humidifiers, otherwise these plants will suffer.

5. The plant you see depends on the plant you don't see. The roots need room to grow and a soil ecosystem that automatically and slowly releases nutrients as a result of natural processes. This is better than slow-release fertilizer.

6. Nurturing plants requires communicating through listening and getting to know each plant. This will help you know when to water, prune or adjust the nutrient providing system for each plant individually.

7. Cover all or at least most of the soil with plants or some other type of mulch.

8. When possible, grow more than one plant in a container and place more than one plant in the same area of the house. They benefit from each other.

9. If you can stand the thought, allow some insects to live among the plants such as spiders, wood lice and earthworms.

10. Consciously appreciate the plants often and touch them.

11. If your indoor environment is hot and dry, spritz the plants with water from time to time whenever it comes to mind or place a container of water near the plants. Also gently wipe away some of the dust from the leaves if noticeable but no need to shine the leaves or wipe them too frequently because you're just trying to do a little of the washing rain would do. Not doing this at all won't make or break the plant unless the plant is covered with dust.

12. Put parts of the plant removed from the plant back on the soil around the plant unless diseased. Put them there as is, crunch them up or chop them up. Put dirt and dust you sweep up, back on the soil.

13. Collect rainwater to water the plants. Melt snow in winter.

14. When you boil or steam fruits or vegetables for yourself, save the water and after it cools down to room temperature, pour it on the soil. Also soak crushed eggshells and pour the water and shells on the soil. Experiment by soaking the peelings of fruits in vegetables and using the water. Also use coffee grounds in moderation. Use coffee grounds after using egg water to quieten the egg smell.

15. Re-pot and/or divide the plant if progress seems to be halted despite doing everything the plants needs and it is the season for growth. Add some fresh soil but not entirely. That “old soil” still contains good familiar stuff for the current plant and can be used for other plants also or for plant divisions of the same plant.

16. Give houseplants a taste of the outdoors when the outdoor season approximates the plant's natural environment. The plants will need to be re-acclimated to the outdoors by moving them to a very shady spot and then every few days moving them a little farther out of the shade. Remember, direct sunlight in front of a window indoors is nowhere near as strong as direct sunlight outdoors. The plant will burn if placed outside in full sunlight too soon. I put mine under the overhang of the house on side receiving the weakest and least amount of sun. On overcast or rainy days, I moved them out to get rain and cloud-filtered sun. It takes one to two weeks to acclimate a houseplant. You will know when it's time by how the plant looks as it is experiencing direct sunlight. After that, the plant can be placed in full sun if it is a plant that is supposed to receive full sun, otherwise place the plant in the type of partial light it's supposed to receive. The plant will thrive outside in more of a natural environment even though its roots are still restricted in a pot of soil that is not a complete ecosystem. This outdoor experience will strengthen the plant.

17. If something doesn't seem right with the plant, something ain't right. Follow the intuitive self. It is the spiritual frequency that allows us to communicate with plants.

18. A healthy plant goes through processes that includes new growth and some growth dying. During certain times of the year there may be more of one than the other.

19. A plant is a life that is happiest and healthiest when it is able to go through the full range of its life processes: growing stems, leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds.

20. The plant will always tell you what it needs. At times, treat them like babies. At other times treat them like adults so they can toughen up. At all times, treat them like a fellow living being.

21. Observe houseplants in their natural environment or read about them. Consider changes to the indoor environment.

22. Relax. Plants are forgiving of attempts to understand them fundamentally and communicate with them spiritually. Plants are not very tolerant when their basic needs are neglected. Grow and learn to know yourself as a human being and this will translate and transfer over to your understanding of houseplants and the similarities you share as created beings.

23. No two home environments are the same. Each home environment is a unique micro-climate to which the plant must adjust and adapt. You must also adjust and adapt this environment to foster a healthy relationship just as you would when another person is transplanted into the house.

14 Useful Ways To Understand Wood Chips As Mulch
Unity Consciousness #299


1. Wood chips are a good covering for the soil.

2. Wood contains many of the same things as leaves. These same basic things (elements) are simply configured differently.* In other words, wood is simply and mostly a thicker version of a leaf.

3. Wood chips do not leach nitrogen from soil or rob the soil of nutrients. Wood chips provide a net benefit to the growing environment for plants.

4. When soil is covered, the microclimate of the soil is enhanced. This habitat allows lives to thrive in the soil. The net effect of all the processes these lives go through is the net addition of multiple elements. In an ecosystem where multiple lives exist according to natural processes, the net effect is always abundance. This means whatever is taken and used in the system is always given and returned in a greater amount. As a result, even if it is true that wood chips take nitrogen from the soil, the soil ecosystem it enhances will return that nitrogen.

5. Here is just one example. In 2014, I piled 3 to 4 inches of wood chips around an entire area of several tomato plants planted in red, clayish soil. I did not water or add anything from start to finish. The plants thrived and produced a bunch of tomatoes each. The deer came and ate all the tomatoes and a lot of branches. I fenced in the tomatoes. The plants regrew, re-blossomed and produced an abundance of tomatoes. All this happened without adding any “fertilizer” and while all those fresh wood chips were decomposing all around the tomatoes.

6. If there is a problem with wood chips “robbing nutrients” from the soil, there is a problem with the soil to begin with. The problem is not as a result of the wood chips. If the soil ecosystem is out of balance and/or being interfered with by someone doing things that works against the ecosystem, there will be problems of many types, not just nitrogen deficiency.

7. The human act of covering the soil (mulching), is just one part of the process for plant growth. I don't think anyone believes that just because the soil is covered naturally by nature (not by humans), that that covering by itself is responsible for all the benefits to the soil or all the problems in the soil. In other words, if the philosophy being used to nurture plants is not an ecosystem approach, there will be problems trying to understand what is happening, why, and what to do. There will be problems due to trying to add natural things to an unnatural approach. There will always be gaps and conflicts in getting everything to work together. This, of course, is a metaphor for human behavior and interaction.

8. Remember, plants grow in a lot of ashes after a volcanic eruption and after forest fires. This ash is wood chips and leaves and other stuff providing a heavy layer of concentrated mulch.

9. Everything breaks down in the soil no matter what type of mulch is used – some faster and more noticeable than others. As a result of decomposing, elements must be used and elements must be released. No one accuses leaves or straw of leaching nitrogen, potassium or phosphorus from the soil. This is because, fundamentally, it doesn't add up.

10. Furthermore, why is it that when something is “robbed” or “leached” from the soil, it is always nitrogen (N) and not P or K or any of the multitude of micronutrients. It is never said that water is leached from the soil by wood chips even though wood chips absorb and hold moisture and even though the breakdown of leaves requires and uses water in the soil.
In a thought process that considers these things, it becomes clear that there is misinformation about wood chips and manipulation by those who want to sell more fertilizer and more false notions in order to get people to buy into the belief of many other things.

11. Many problems with understanding occur in the beginning – with context. If we begin by believing there is a limited supply of nutrients in the soil and that plants and other things compete for nutrients, what we hear next must either agree with or disagree with that context. Truth is, the context we are using in today's world of miseducation, is one based on a commercial agricultural context that has depleted the soil and defeated its intended purpose - as part of an ecosystem. Truth is, we are using a context that comes from a suboptimal worldview. This context will always confuse and mislead every single time.
This context interferes with our natural ability to grasp the multi-dimensional truths of our higher purposes and reasons for being. In other words, plants do more than just take up space, nutrients and provide food or pleasure for humans. Plants do more for creation and return more to creation than they use – even in an unbalanced system.

12. Plants are life. Life requires adherence to interconnectedness and interrelatedness. There will be problems when persistence, then patience is not a general rule to allow things to happen the natural way. There will be problems when persistence, then patience is not used to allow the ecosystem time to recalibrate and self-heal – something necessary in many of the places we attempt to nurture life that is a plant.

13. In an ecosystem, if there is a process that requires nitrogen, there are also multiple supporting processes that supply nitrogen. It's not just about the plant we are trying to grow and it's not just about the wood chips or their decomposing. It's about everything being in harmony. The only time there is a shortage of anything is when a system is out of balance. This of course, is a metaphor for what humans are experiencing in terms of basic needs.

14. The Initiate, through the process of gardening and farming knowledge of self, will grow, as a plant, into understandings of elements forming themselves into genetic combinations supplying anything needed in the ecosystem.

Health & Nutrition: Information Stupid. Food Fight #24 – The TKO

*See Simple Nutrition | Natural Sources of Nutrients, Food Fight #59

Slime Mold in Wood Mulches – Not Harmful, Likely Beneficial, Definitely an indicator moisture is being retained.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Value Of Personal Ownership Context
Unity Consciousness #298


Evaluating Personal Ownership

Values are supposed to strengthen and maintain conditions for optimal living. When results prove this is not the case, then values, obviously devalue, which, of course, is self-defeating.

One such self-defeating value is the value of personal ownership.

It's my life, it's my child, my family, my friends, my man, my woman, my property, my stuff, my decision, my team and so on. It sounds good and feels good but none of these things can you own – not in reality.

First of all, you are a created being. What is created is always owned by whoever creates it. Since everything in the universe is created by the Creator, it is impossible for humans to own anything. Humans have not created any of the atoms, molecules or elements that go into the things humans create. Humans fundamentally and essentially own nothing.

You can think you own something and act like you do but that doesn't make it true. You do not have personal ownership of yourself or anyone else or anything else.

What It Really Means To Own Something

You own something when you can create all you need to bring that something into existence and you can control, change and preserve it at your discretion. Nothing else can have any impact upon that something unless you establish the conditions to allow it to be so. If you can do this, you have ownership. If you can do this, you have moved into a position higher than the Creator. The only way for this to be possible is to be self-created.

For this reason, you do not own “your” life. Your life is dependent on many things, a few of which are water, air, sun and earth – none of which you can create. Neither can you create genetic code instructions to bring it all together to make it all work.

Evaluating The Results Of Personal Ownership

Personal ownership is an illusion that causes confusion. All around you are the problems that occur when the balance of things you value are not in agreement with the original Holy Book and natural processes. Personal ownership without stewardship and collective benefit results in conflicts on all levels for all dimensions for everything in creation.

Wherever the value of personal ownership exists, fiduciary duty does not. Very little is for the best interests of the common good, brotherhood, neighborhood or is conducive to things being as they should. Trace every problem and you will run into the false notion of personal ownership.

“In the African world, humans are not the masters of their own lives or the universe; they are beneficiaries.” (1) There is no God-given dominion over other aspects of creation.
Though old enough to be considered grown
Knowledge of self is all you can own
(1) Asante, Molefi Kete and Mazama, Ama Editors, "Encyclopedia Of African Religion," (2009) p. 199.

Value System Poem
Unity Consciousness #297


Value System

by Ancestors through Usiku

Have we given our children strength and confidence
Through a set of values in the communal sense
Or have we taught them to nod along with nonsense
Choose values from a system that lacks conscience
Inwardly fight truth for lie's defense
Copy the ways of self-contempt
Or will we turn to higher spiritual sense
Passed on as wisdom of the ancients
Study self to become better parents
To square away judgments
Teach all nutrition regains all strength
Aids understanding, unifies fragments
So family lives according to Creator's intent

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Citizen Slaves Of All Colors Still Praise Self-Defeat
Unity Consciousness #296


After 40 or more years of miseducation, there's a lot of catching up to do.

Recent messages about slaves and enslaved is obviously old news.

The 2010 article, “Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water,” once again confirms, some form of slavery exists for people of all colors who live in societies where the “government” has become the authority.

Allowing the ego (the spirit of the lower self) to lead is just like making a deal with the devil.

The devil never keeps promises, not even to faithful worshipers. The reason is simple. The devil is a liar and so is the ego.

As indicated in the Natural News article, government is merely a term for a group of citizens acting on behalf of the rest of the citizens. However, when government uses the authority of the people to “lord over” the people, the government becomes master and citizens become slaves. This is the same as when the lower self is given control. The lower self will back stab and bite you in the assistance and absolute authority you give it and make you its slave.

By nature, societies are filled with numerous insanities, yet the thought processes that went into forming these societies still dominates the way citizens think and it is these same thought processes that are the reason why citizen slaves of all colors behave in self-defeating ways – for example, not allowing themselves to collect rainwater.

Just A Few Of Many Related Links:

Stop Fighting Truths & Defending Lies
Understanding Necessary To Be Free Again
Manipulation Media-Style: Psychological War
Random Signs Of Insanity & Of The Lower Self

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fanatic or Fan Addict & The Desire To Win
Unity Consciousness #295


”My sports team is not always the best sports team.” Ths is one of the things we should say more often according to Kid President.
It's okay for a sports fan to want “their” team to win. What's not okay is to allow team support to distort rationality.

A fanatic is a good thing. A fan addict is not. Many people confuse the two. A fanatic is simply a fan in the pure sense of the word who loves the game and how it should be played. A fanatic does not put any team above the sport. On the other hand, a fan addict is a fan in the impure sense of the word. A fan addict puts whatever they support above anything else, even rationality. Many who call themselves fans are actually fan addicts.

Fanning The Ego

When personal identity is guided by ego rather than conscience, a reality is created where, whatever a person decides to support becomes the basis for truth.

This occurs because the person's sense of identity comes from “their” sports team and “their” team winning rather than the person's identity coming from self-esteem based on knowledge of self. The person's self-esteem comes from the desire to “be right” and intelligent enough to make the right choice of sports team, religion, spouse, etc.

The above is also true when a person's identity, sense of self and pride are tied to other things such as country, race, ethnicity, culture, political party, group, club, organization, age, martial status, gender, financial status, occupation, formal education, etc. rather than identity being tied to knowledge of self.

Ego Corrupts Character

When the ego dominates how a person thinks, bad behavior is encouraged.

For instance, basketball and football supporters are encouraged to be loud and distract players on the other team.
Thankfully, in tennis and golf, this is unacceptable behavior.
Within many sports, players are expected to break rules and cheat as much as possible and hopefully get caught fewer times. To them and their fan addicts, that's a winning strategy.

It gets worse. In many sports, verbal and physical attacks on a supporter or player of another team is acceptable gang behavior.

All About Winning

Unfortunately, many people know more about their sports team than they do about themselves and human history/ancestry. For this reason alone, it is nearly impossible to have a conversation with a fan addict of a sports team or a fan addict of anything because the desire to win is greater than the desire to know self well enough to be able to say “My sports team is not always the best sports team.” If more of us gave our conscience a fair chance, humanity would have a much better chance of winning.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Racially Understanding Yourself, The Key To World Peace
Unity Consciousness #294


“Racial understanding, racial sympathy, is the key to permanent WORLD PEACE.”
- - Joel Augustus “J.A.” Rogers

Racially Understanding Yourself, The Key To World Peace

by Ancestors through Usiku

Absence of this key consciously
Limits thinking significantly
Locks out the greater humanity
That teaches ways of living optimally
Without understanding yourself racially
There can be no inner or outer racial sympathy
And no world peace permanently
Internally or externally
Without understanding self fundamentally
Coming back together globally
And healing the one human family
Are mostly efforts in futility
For reasons explained simply
Inner peace is attacked by conclusions unsound
When ethnicity and country
Come before conscience and morality
Without inner peace world peace can't be found
Because the habit of ignoring truths abound
And by deciding to stick with illusions
World peace is blocked by resisting and refusing
To put key to lock to clear up confusions
World peace is not separate from anything else
It begins with improving personal health
The same thing as growing in knowing yourself
To help you understand racially what your actions espouse
Is that siblings should be hated and treated with disfavor
Because they moved out of the house
And became your neighbors

In the foreword of his book, Sex and Race, Volume 1, J. A. Rogers states:
“This book is dedicated to a better understanding among all the varieties of the human race. The merest common sense calls for such an understanding. Racial doctrines as they exist today negate intelligence. Indeed they furnish a paradox [contradiction]...

For instance, we had the great dictators, Hitler and Mussolini, openly saying that "race" is a fraud but cynically using it to unite their gullible followers. At the same time, the two great democratic nations, Britain and America, while condemning Fascist and Nazi doctrines, and proclaiming equal justice for all, were using "race" as a fetish to keep their own citizens and subjects divided. White people were set against black peoples by the bogey of miscegenation [racial mixing must be avoided, hated and is unlawful. “Diversity” must be maintained as an illusion but not in practice except to the degree necessary to sustain the illusion that miscegenation is a thing of the past].

The purpose of this book, therefore, is to see what and what have gone into the make-up of this fearsome creature.

We shall see that mankind began as a single family ; that the family circle widened and widened until it broke into segments, and with that came the illusion that the segments were no longer parts of the circle.”

Rogers, J. A. "Sex and Race Vol 1, Negro-Caucasian Mixing In All Ages and All Lands,", p. Foreword.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Resurrection & Regeneration Of Light | Poem
Unity Consciousness #293


Resurrection & Regeneration Of Light

by Ancestors through Usiku

Transformation begets transformation
So passes through all creation
Along with waves of revelation
Craftnetics of regeneration
Whatever magic plants do with sun's might
Illumines this dimension by blackdrop of night
Partways veiled from plain sight
Transforming by day and by night
Resurrection regenerating into light

Human Generation & Ancestry Is Mostly African Black In Color
Unity Consciousness #292


The Total of One's Ancestors Is Astronomical (1)

Everyone has two parents, four grand-parents, and eight great-grand-parents? In twenty generations the number of one's ancestors exceeds one million. By the 34th generation, each person has over 17 billion ancestors. If we arbitrarily assign 50 years for every generation* to take place, then just 1,700 years ago, each person has more ancestors than twice the number of people alive today. This in no way means there were over 17 billion people on the planet 1,700 years ago. It does mean at least 17 billion people have lived since 1,700 years ago. More importantly, it means each person alive today shares many of the same ancestors.

The metaphor of the branching trunk and branching branches is the metaphor for the entirety of human ancestry. Though leaves and fruit are numerous and not directly attached to each other, they share common origins. As you move backwards from a leaf or a fruit and then another leaf and another fruit, you often end up on the same branch and always end up on the same trunk that has but one set of roots that came from one seed.

Human history goes back millions of years into Africa. Nowhere else on the planet has human history been discovered to this depth of generations. (2)

This is another way to know that humans have been African and black in color longer than they have been anything else; therefore, the bulk of everyone's ancestry is African and black in color. (3-4) Due to the unifying connective power of this understanding to overrule the defective within humans, it was necessary to create color confusion to sustain the illusion of a minority's profusion of grandeur.

What we can also logically know from the same human history mentioned above is that the one seed that generated the human family tree is the same seed we all share. We all come from one Creator seed. There is but One.

RE: Generation Matters

A generation is the number of years it takes for a creation to reproduce – generate another seed containing the genetics of all ancestors. The number of years in a generation varies for each person and for each child from the same parents. Another way to understand the number of years in a generation is by the age of the parent's when the child was born. To get even more detailed, each child has a maternal generation and a paternal generation. Finally, every creation created by the Creator is not a generation but actually a regeneration of the Creator - just as the tree is a regeneration of the seed. When we start from this understanding, we realize that we are all regenerations of our ancestors, not just of mom and dad. We are far more than the current lifetime identities we think we are. Just like seeds, we are the genetic continuations of many genetic combinations. As such, we are well-suited for the conditions into which we are born.

(1) Portions quoted and paraphrased from Rogers, J. A. "Sex and Race Vol 1, Negro-Caucasian Mixing In All Ages and All Lands," and to download in different formats.
(2) “Prehistory” is a false notion and so is “recorded” history. All history has been recorded and written.
(3) As Professor Einstein says, "All modern people are the conglomeration of so many ethnic mixtures that no pure race remains. . . It is impossible for any individual to trace every drop of blood in his constitution...After we go back a few generations our ancestors increase so prodigiously that it is practically impossible to determine exactly the various elements which constitute our being." (From Rogers, J. A. "Sex and Race Vol 1, Negro-Caucasian Mixing In All Ages and All Lands,", p. 13.)
(4) H. G. Wells goes even further. He says, "Everyone alive is, I am convinced, of mixed ancestry, but some of us are more white, some of us more Negro, some of us more Chinese." (Ibid.)