consciousness

The antidote to apathy is not what you think…

Check out this short video about some of the barriers our society perpetuates re: community involvement, activism, and having those tough, much needed conversations.

A really great talk! The best part? If you’re from Ontario, you might feel the info directly speaks to your experiences.

https://www.ted.com/talks/dave_meslin_the_antidote_to_apathy/up-next?language=en

In New York there are Six Nations Against Fracking – Documentary

Please click-through and watch the video on Vimeo!

Be mindful of the actions you partake in and if those actions help to continue life, or destroy it.

2 years after this film was made, fracking is still an issue. Do you think we will ever open our eyes and begin to make vital changes? Or is the future too far away to plan for…

Relevant posts:

Fracking our lives away

Resource Extraction and it’s impact on peoples’ health

 

Facebook; Creepy or Connected?

Δ Did you know ∇

You can read the history of anybody’s edits

FB-Edits

Someone editing for political correctness.
Kinda makes you think….

Windows 10; Creepy or Connected?

When the free upgrade for Windows 10 launched, I jumped.
I thought it was a good thing to get the free upgrade and in my stupidity I did not consider that I was the guinea pig for bug fixes, updates and discovering new flaws to the operating system.windowsmessenger

What started my general dislike for this system is having to get a Windows Live account. It’s been YEARS since I used MSN!!
(I also thought it strange to have to LOG IN to my computer using an online account)

When I read the Terms & Conditions I learned about all these ‘security features’ and things Microsoft learns from your computer.
-*ALWAYS READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS*- 

I felt pretty uncomfortable with Cortana and immediately searched for ways to disable all features that can collect information such as my name, nicknames, calendar events and more. It took a lot of work and I had to do some digging to modify the system in a way I felt was safe and maintained my privacy.

After a lot of thought, I reverted back to my original operating system because there were far too many things about Windows 10 that I did not like including everything mentioned below.

majorgeeks

 

I strongly suggest any PC users read this article. NOW.

Top 5 Gripes about Windows 10 – Major Geeks
(the reason I wrote this post)

 

THANK THE PC GODS THAT YOU CAN GO BACK TO WINDOWS 7/8.

Have a Leaky Faucet? – Save $$$

What MommaTrash does:

– Stick a bucket under the faucet to catch the drips –

∝ Use the water you collected for pets/houseplants
∝ If you collect enough water you can use it to mop, clean or flush the toilet

Pouring-water

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NOTE: Since she hasn’t had time to fix it, Mom’s been conserving water and saving herself some CA$H. As a long-term solution, fixing the leak would be most economical/environmentally friendly. A leaky faucet is a HUGE money waster for home owners.


Want to know Why I love Peeing ?

Symbolism & your Subconscious.

Have you ever asked yourself what you symbolize?
What symbols empower you?
How can you use symbols to empower the people around you?

I often wonder how symbolism affects the subconscious mind.

Those questions do not have a correct answer, but asking the questions are important. We live in a time where we are forced to look at symbols everyday. I did not ask to see the “golden arches” or the famous Apple. These symbols are here everyday, forcing themselves into my (sub)consciousness.

Considering the importance of symbols and meaning making can teach you a lot about yourself and our history as humans. Some symbols that have been carried through history and are now so common in our society that few of us are able to recall their historical/spiritual roots.

This video shares some of the meanings behind universal symbols:

I watched 13 Ancient Symbols to Change Your Life and thought you may be interested.
Some food for your thoughts. Nourishment in the form of knowledge.

I really enjoyed Animus’ question:
What symbol(s) empower you?!? How are you affected by them?

— My symbol has always been a spiral; fun to draw, never-ending, never-beginning.
A spiral just is.
Funny. 8 is my lucky number. My names are all 8 letters long. 888 is three times infinity. Knowing my numbers and my favorite shape represent such a powerful idea allows me to feel absolutely full of possibilities. It helps give me the strength to live in the moment, never give up and to always strive to make a change in the things I believe in.
When I see my spiral tattoos, I think of life, rebirth and death.
I also am reminded to live. My possibilities are endless and my only job
is to make it happen.


What do you think about symbols?

2015 Year at a Glance [Pisces] -Erasure poem-

Increase blissful moments.
Expanding your consciousness when living in a world.

Increase artistic devotion and refuge.
Mind altering substances profoundly impact your system.

Unusual niches will use your resources and capitalize upon what makes you unique.
Unusual you.

Watch for foreigners.

DON‘T GET BLINDSIDED BY REALITY.
(more…)

BlabberSamm and the Bricolage of D00M or, how I try to figure myself out [a self portrait]

Recently, I’ve been all over the map & I like it that way.
I am juxtaposed
up your nose.

(more…)

“Do all our thoughts have squatter’s rights?
And can we overthrow them?
Yes, always yes.”

Claire Haugh

squatter-symbol

ART MARKET X-MASTRAVAGANZA!!

If you’re living in/around Oakville, ON and you want to see more of my stuff, there is another market Sun 21 10am-4pm  @ the same place posted above.


Today went well at the x-mas craft sale.  :]
I got to speak to some great people and inspire others about reusing and being consumer-conscious.

I had some great conversations brainstorm sessions with people mainly about reusing the plastic ‘shell’ of pens and finding a way to make my Reversed Pigment (a.k.a Bleachers) clothing more environmentally friendly.

My next goal in regards to that is “bleaching” clothing with high-grade peroxide or a lemon juice/vinegar mix.
I’ll let readers know the results.

I’m so happy being able to get out there and talk to people. Just to get the ball rolling, and to INSPIRE!!!

One of the thoughts I brought up (in general terms and not in any way about my own creations)

Focus on the products you buy.

Who you support.
Where it comes from.
How much material is in it, and if that material is actually necessary.