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  1. I've been stuck in hotels for three days, enduring endless sessions of happy clapping sales and management workshops. Before this ordeal, I was required to complete a series of 25 questions which were then used to create a profile of my personality, and character traits. During the workshops I was given a report on my "results". Much as I'd like to say it's all bullshit, I was actually surprised at the level of accuracy in describing my modus operandi. Shocked even. The whole point of this exercise was intended to display what type of behaviours I exhibit in defined situations, and then to explain how it's possible to use different behaviours in situations to achieve certain results. Normally I find this type of pigeonholing demeaning and reductive, however I've decided this is actually a valuable tool for self reflection and development. What was evident is that there was a "conscious" score and another score which showed the "unconscious" score. The difference between the two is supposed to demonstrate how we perceive ourselves vs how we may actually be. My score was exactly the same for both, so I guess that means I answered as honestly and openly as I could on the questions. I have felt like I'm a bit stuck for quite some time. I have known for some time that everything that happens to me is my responsibility, but also felt powerless to avoid some outcomes, because, you know, I yam what I yam. Maybe I'm not. I've revisited some valuable reading such as Dr John Lily's "Programming and metaprogramming: the human biocomputer" lately and maybe a few pieces are falling into place finally. Personality traits are a routine we use that we have learned over time. They don't define us, we can choose to use them in situations consciously or choose to use other "programs" that may actually serve us better. Its funny that normally I'd be highly skeptical of "insights" like this that came from such a corporate place. If this information came to me via a psychedelic vision in the past, I'd be sold. I think it goes to show that "the work" can be channelled via the most unlikely places sometimes, despite our best efforts to filter them out. Corny as it sounds. Keep an open mind, but not so open that the wind whistles through your ears...
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    Acacia acuminata losing leaves, drying out

    Catch you tomorrow, we can chat more in person!
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    Acacia acuminata losing leaves, drying out

    I'd suggest maybe the actual mix is too rich and too many ferts. Natives like this have evolved to live in very poor souls. Accaias will tolerate nitrogen, but don't like a lot of phosphorus at all. I'd swap your soul mix for a native plant mix, with some gravel mixed in as a first step. Don't use the powerfeed or maxigrow at all. Seasol is fine, it's not a fertiliser as such. Most acacias don't require even any nitrogen to do well as they are legumes I they actually draw in nitrogen from the air and fix it into the soil via root nodules.
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    I am a 31

    I disagree that at our core we are perception. Perception is a filter that we use to fit incoming data into our personal model of the universe. I think what we perceive bears very little resemblance to the true nature of reality. Our range of hearing is limited to a very narrow band. Our vision is able to detect wavelengths between violet and red. We perceive sound as being separate from vision only because of the organs in our bodies which detect a narrow range of wavelengths. In actuality, both sound and vision are all part of a spectrum of wavelengths. Memory also is affected by our personality filters. We can both witness the same event and have different memories of it, as it passed through our filters and was shaped by them. Does this mean we actually changed reality by storing a memory? As far as our personal cosmos is concerned, I guess the answer is yes. To answer your question of how do we set ourselves free from programming? I think the first step is having awareness that we are operating within a program. Once you recognise a pattern of behaviours, you are able to exercise choice. Without the awareness that a program is running, you are under it's control.
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    I am a 31

    Everyone in the room got a report. There were some people who had markedly different conscious and unconscious scores.
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    Psilocybin Mushrooms of SE QLD, Australia

    On it as always RC
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    WBs random photos

    Getafix was selling one of these yesterday, it took everything I have to not buy it...
  8. Recently I have been experiencing visitations by birds on a daily basis. Most notably magpies, but also king parrots and crows. One magpie in particular is now so comfortable that he will eat from my hand. I call him Claude. King parrots are also making daily visits. Crows watch from a distance but are very vocal. This is a new occurrence that started a month or so ago, and it seems to hold some importance, but I'm not sure what to make of it. Magpies seem to be associated with a message to focus on spiritual pursuits rather than material ones (I'm hardly a materialistic person so I think there's something I'm missing). Parrots are associated with the need to be watchful and alert. These are the typical associations in dreams anyway. But my visitations are physical, so I wonder if there is more to the picture. Does anyone have any experience with bird visitation and their symbology?
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    Visitation by birds

    So strange. Posted today and now Claude is back...
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    Visitation by birds

    Update: It's all about the crows now. They seem to follow me and call to me wherever I go. I like crows.
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    the pee master

    You know piss is aseptic too, so if you find yourself in a survival situation with cuts and injuries, it's the best thing to clean your wounds with.
  12. Attaching a wooden lattice which has a little space between the wall is good but can be expensive too. I have been using ropes as a structure for Vines to grow up until they can rest of some other structure. Here's one I rigged up on the weekend, maybe you could modify this idea?
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    Harvest Ethics

    Whenever I go seed collecting, I always try to take a few pods only from the largest number of trees to maximise diversity that I distribute. But I'd argue that it's still better to propagate from a single tree than to let a local population die out entirely. Between bark rippers, drought, council boom sprayers, fires and land clearing, I'm seeing a lot of my local trees dying and not being replaced. I've taken on the task of replanting back into the area to help them out.
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    the pee master

    I'm loving where this is heading, so random!
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    Watch this space

    My dodgy attempt at a meme!
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    WANTED - Purple Oxalis Triangularis

    Actually it is kinda pretty, like butterfly wings. But yeah, I do battle with this stuff every day.
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    WANTED - Purple Oxalis Triangularis

    ^ what sayn said
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    the pee master

    The "dam the flow, wait for pressure to build to rupture point, then release" technique is always a winner in this game...
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    Is this site dying out ?

    I like to mess with their data collection algorithms. I click on random links I have zero interest in and have opposing views on. I do Google searches for bizarre then extremely mainstream topics. I like to keep them all on their toes!
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    How old can a cactus be to take a cutting?

    The smaller the cut, the slower it will grow. They get stunted and take ages to really fatten up. Big cut often take forever to root though, I think because they have plenty of reserves they aren't desperate to get roots out. Big cuts of terscheckii and Validus for example can take years to root.
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    Good to hear from you again Yeti.
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    Watch this space

    Just goes to show that cannabis really is a gateway drug...
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    New Free Trade Thread?

    Soooo, who's starting the thread up?
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    Advice for a Short Visit DownUnder?

    It's a fair way out of Melbourne but Cactus Country in Strathmerton Victoria is worth going out of your way for. In Sydney, the Royal National Park and the Blue Mountains are pretty great places to visit. The hinterland of the Gold Coast is nice too, probably a little late by April to see any mushrooms though.