Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Avatar..

So. I fiiinally went to see Avatar in 3D yesterday.... the thrill of the movie still hasnt worn off.  Now dont mistake, I am a movie junkie.. I watched this movie with my boy Junia mooooonths ago on bootleg, and while he was really into the story.. I kinda of got distracted from the story due to very my high expectations of the graphics (which of course didnt live up on bootleg). The movie was amaaazing in theatres though, defintily the best movie experience of my life and at the end of it all I felt so good. Totally worth the ridiculous price (but we got free popcorn and pop cuz it was Tuesday... boooooooya!) and the mild headache/dizziness I got from the 3D glasses. Otherwise, it was perfect!

And uummmm yeah, fuck Pocohontas.  This movie was so much more than that.  The story line was obviosuly similar but the concepts they touched on were more than just falling in love and taking native land.  The idea of using the tree of Eywa to heal is so powerful to me.  By sitting (on the ground, which is vital for meditation of any kind... connects your spirit with the earth) around the tree all together and holding arms (connects the energy of each to create a much more powerful energy of the whole), swaying back and forth.......they are CHANNELING their energy. If you know me, you might be sick of hearing about energy by now but this movie really drew a beautiful picture of hows its done.  When people come together with good vibes, it creates more good vibes.... the more you focus and concentrate on the energy, the more powerful it becomes.

The concept of connecting with the animals and the earth is very real.  The concept of the forbiden love...wasnt reeeeallly THAT forbidden, there was one scene where they showed that the love bond from the Eywa had already happened and some were displeased, but after that all was well. Hardly what I call a plot line.. lol.  The first Na'Vi scene where he starts to run is very real as well....think about what that must feel like.  The whole concept of destroying life for money is so real too.  It is so sad, but chances are if this situation were to present itself in this day, chances are wed be blowing them the fuck away too.............. [Money is the root of most evil, organized religion handles the rest.] It breaks my heart to say such an awful thing, but as it is right now, the negative energy in this world is going alot stronger in the most powerful than the posivitive.  The concepts of the bonds between animal and The People are all oriented around energy, connecting the energies of two to become one... a much more powerful, bonded energy. The movie was just wonderful, an inspiration to the life we should be leaning towards. SKY PEOPLE TAKE NOTES.

The director of this movie had the idea for it since the early 90's but the technology just wasnt developed enough yet for his vision. He is also the director of the movie Titanic, which speaks for itself.  The acting in this movie is also something to talk about. My particular favourite would be that of the leading lady Zoe Saldana who played Neytiri.  The scene where she is over her fathers body definitly was intense, amongst many others.... You really feel the intensity of what The People stand for and believe in from the actors acting abilities.  Although, I am suprised they didnt have a scene where Neytiri dives off a rock into the waterfall, that would have added some Pochahontas to it for real lol. All in all, movie was done very well and I am a HUGE fan (I am not one of those, Lord Of The Rings, HP, Twilight fanatics... just Avatar.).


"It is hard to fill a cup that is already full." - Mo'at

Monday, February 22, 2010

WOW (words of wisdom) - Take one.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Serenity..

Thank God granted me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Thank you God.
Lakeshore, Toronto, Ontario. My serenity..

Monday, February 15, 2010

I am who I am and I love it..


Speak up or shut up. Anything in between is unneccessary. - Me

Sunday, February 14, 2010

To love or not to love..

Sometimes I really wonder - Is it really better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all?  I read a quote today on twitter (retweeted by @RevRunWisdom) sayin "Those who fight 4 love over and over and get hurt are betta off then those who give up and neva know what couldve happened." Is this true? I really hope this is true..

I am hopelessly devoted to love, in all its forms. I am a lover, not a fighter. And I have the upmost desire to not participate in the hurting of others.... But somehow I keep hurting, seemingly at the expense of not hurting others. Or maybe I just need to accept that certain people will never change.  One must have compassion for others. I have compassion for all but especially those who hide behind their insecurities and fears. I have compassion, I have compassion...

I dont think the statement "fight for love" is the right choice of words, maybe "never give up on" or "keep standing up for"..but fighting should not be apart of love. Fight means battle, struggle or angry argument. I dont want anything to do with all that. I want to love, to love endlessly; relish in faithfullness and devotion.  I want that all or nothing love. Not the "cant live without" love but the type of love that doesnt know anything else.  That moment you meet someone and your life will never be the same kinda love. That kinda love that makes your heart skip a beat and the world around you disappears kinda love. The kind of love that makes a man tell all his friends hes found the one kinda love. That love that no matter what happens you know youre gonna get through.

Is it better to go through life not being hurt but not loving.. or is it better to feel both the pain and the love? Atleast that way you know youre alive. I feel pain inflicted by others cruel intentions all the time. I feel the pain of people who are going through things, when it doesnt even have anything to do with me. I dont choose to feel, I just do. In my head I question what it all means but in my heart I know that I would never trade my sensitivity and compassion for a cold heart. It hurts me just thinking about hurting someone. I dont overstand at all how people hurt people..

One of the scariest things in life might be giving your heart to someone, not knowing if you`ll end up hurt. I am a firm believer that honesty and trust go hand in hand; you cannot have one without the other. Without honesty, trust cannot be present and without trust a relationship cannot grow. To be able to give your heart to someone you must be honest with them and trust them. I found a quote by Mother Theresa saying "If you love until it hurts, youll feel no more hurt, just more love." How much hurting must you take before it stops hurting and turns to love. That is the concept I am working with here, no matter how much hurt I feel, I will continue to dish out nothin but love and positivity...until eventually (ideally) that hurt will turn into a feeling love for all eternity. Love so much it hurts, until it doesnt hurt anymore...... hmmmmmmmm, I am not sure I have fully grasped this yet. But yet, even after all the pain, giving my heart to someone is still an option...for the possibility of eternal love is way more intriguing to me than the gauruntee of living a life without love.

This brings us to our final topic in relation to love and pain. The dreaded day women all over the world feel inadequate if they are without a lover. The day men get anxiety attacks and stores make the quota for the rest of the year. Some call this day "Singles Awareness Day" which makes sense, becuase if youre single you defintly become aware this time of the year. Just because you are single though, does not mean that noone wants you, it simply means you havent found the right person yet. There is nothing depressing about this. Learn to love yourself everyday of your life and loving others will come easy. Do "you" the best you can and eventually someone will come along and want to turn that you into "us".... thats real talk.

Just have faith and feel the love around you even if noones there...
Embrace being alone and never allow love to get you down.
Rather than falling, choose to STAND IN LOVE FOR ALL ETERNITY.
thats where im headed.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

RIP Dolla



RIP DOLLA Born Roderick Anthony Burton II, 21 from Atlanta was shot in the head as he and several other people stood near the center's La Cienega Boulevard entrance of the Beverly Center in L.A.  Although its not in the police report the shooting is assumed to be gang-related.  After the shooting, Burton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few blocks from the mall, where he died. Burton was an up-and-coming rapper who had recorded several singles. He was in town to work on his first album, slated to be released this summer on Jive Records. Although mixed up in some negativity, this man was very young and talented and his heart was good.  The gun violence must stop. Guns dont kill people, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE. STOP the violence and spread the love.

This clip from Rap City is one of my favorites, when I first heard this he had already died and I was heartborken at the worlds loss of this beautiful mind and spirit.


Rest In Peace  November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Bob..


Its 7:45 pm. Watching Shottas and ....!
I want to take this time pay resepct and to reminsce..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT "NESTA" MARLEY BERHANE SELASSIE!
February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981

This man is the man who showed the world the ways of reggae music and the Rastafari movement. He is most widely known for the beautiful music he has made throughout his life but he also did amazing things for the minds of people in Jamaica and throughout the world. The mindset is a hard thing to change but Bob Marleys words of peace and love had a great effect on alot of people and still do to this day. Bob will live forever though his music and the messages within. Respect to one of the greatest musicians of all time.

So exactly one year ago today, I was driving up through the mountains of Jamaica to the house where Bob grew up in to pay respect to his grave. Bob is buried 7 feet ABOVE the ground and is in a room where no pictures or shoes are allowed, we were allowed in to view and pay resepct and that is it (my girl is an artist and she left a painting of Bob on his grave for him, so beautiful).

It was quite the experience and the celebration was live! We had the honour to have a tour by the infamous 'Captain Crazy' (if you havent heard of him, youtube him!) who just crazed up the experience to another level. After the trip through the tourist attractions we went off road to some wild marijuana fields, it was a dry season so they werent that high, but man oh man.... were we ever! LOL it was the second highest day of my life (second after the Ottawa trip for the marijuana protest on Parlaiment Hill, but thats another story)... totally worth the 4 hour drive into the mountains.

Jamaica was amazing, once you get used to the locals youll do jus fine (by the end of the week, guys walked up to me and turned right back around without me havin to say a word! I had mastered the look on my face to say "this white girls not havin it so DO NOT EVEN TRY"...lmao I was pretty impressed wit myself lol)...

 Our hotel was right downtown Ocho Rios, so downtown that we had locals sittin by our pool at night lol... slightly frightening at times but mostly very entertaining. It was a very humbling experience. One of the highlights of our many meals, was a trip to "Evita's" for dinner. The place was so beautiful and the service was intensly excellent. While we waited for our exquisitly cooked meal, we browsed the many frames on the walls containing photos of all sorts of celebrities (from LL Cool J to the Rolling Stones). The service was so excellent we had to tip our waiter 50% of the bill because the service was really THAT excellent lol... He basically waited on us hand and foot while we sat overlooking the most beautiful nighttime view I have ever seen in my life.

We went out four of the seven nights we were there and omg was that ever terrifying LOL... Im not gonna lie. I am a smallish blonde female goin to a club in JA, I remember the bartender saying "I know you're underage, what would you like?" I tried to protest that I was definiltly over 19, even over 21 but she wouldnt hear it.. all she wanted to know was what drink I wanted lol..... that killed me man, I love it. They have rules and laws, which are basically there to enforce if needed. Thats the way I saw it atleast..

We took another trip up into the mountains, except this time by horse back. We were blessed to be able to take a private trip with a rasta man and another blessed Jamaican man who took good care of us. Going in car is one thing, but going by horse back is a totally different experience. The trip was amazing, the horses were amazing, the scenery was amazing. At the top, we stopped and relaxed and smoked a few tings while enjoying the view. On our way back down, we took a dip in the ocean.

 The most amazing of all was the waterfalls though. We went to Duns River Falls, but I look forward to finding more natural waterfalls next time I go. The beach on the bottom was so beautiful and the trip up the waterfall was definitly one of the best experiences of my life. I left the experience feeling like ten years had been added to my life. It was a life-giving experience.

I serisouly gotta run now though, its 11:15 and I got to get my ass out of the house and head downtown. Have a good night everyone. Onelove and bless! H