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  1. Oh my dear Horsey what has this cretin done to you? Are you feeling okay now? I've been having acupuncture lately and I've found it to be amazing. Maybe it's just the fact that I got very lucky and the only practitioner I have seen is incredible, and the way she works fits my dispositions perfectly. I wasn't so sure on the idea of getting needled, but the reality of it is not a concern to me at all. Sounds like what you've been having is some form of torture. Really really poor workmanship. I'd be making a complaint.
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    meme loves

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    guilty conscience

    Oh dear. Fuck I'm sorry that's the way things ended up Change. The thing is that you can't really know why.. And you can't change the past. I feel the only thing one can do in this circumstance is acknowledge that she had a whole lifetime of factors and influences that led up to this. Its really impossible to understand from her perspective why she made that decision, and since you can't know it may be wise to not personalise it. A lot can happen in a day, let alone 12months. I know your feelings of guilt can't simply be turned off, but there's a good chance that you were really one of the most positive forces in her life, while you were there. Being unable to be there for someone who had hurt you, and who had a high-likelihood of potentially hurting you more deeply is not wrong. It is uncomfortable to accept, but you have done nothing wrong by retreating. I think it best to simply remember the good that you were for each other while it was golden; and acknowledge that while you wish you had acted differently, really in the end that choice was hers and hers alone to make, and you are not to blame. In any way shape or form. Remember the kindness and love that you did share. That may have been the only real experience of that she knew, one can't know, but connections like that are truly special, and I believe their value transcends time and space. You gave her the gift of your devotion and she eventually grew unable to receive that, this doesn't negate the fact that you gave this and shared the love and the time together that you did. But some of the most wonderful things in life are the most fleeting and enigmatic, stunning but perplexingly painful when they are gone. 'Hurt people hurt people'.. Much love. I have no idea really what to say or if I should say anything at all but I will say this cause I care about you. A part of me is angered deeply by suicide, for the eternal mark this leaves on the ones who loved them..this type of situation has affected a few people I care about lately, but in the end I see that anger is worthless in the face of such tragedy. This world is a pretty unhappy place at times and instead of harbouring guilt or anger it seems as though it is more fruitful to just be focusing on looking out for another and ensuring we do the best we can in our lives. Honour the lives of those who have gone before us by living our own lives in the best way we can.
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    Bonsai -- Show and Tell

    I have a sad bonsai tale.. I had a lovely little blue tree I got from a bonsai show about three years ago, it was in a training pot so I switched it into a nice green ceramic dish, the contrast of the dusky blue foliage and the rich green of the pot was gorgeous. But it was a pretty small dish. Recently I had a little 4 year old boy hanging out with me in the garden one sunny day, and he looked at this bonsai tree very intently for a few minutes then turned to me and said ' you have to repot this tree. It doesn't like being in the little pot. It wants to go into a really big pot so it can grow big and strong and then it can protect your house. ' I kind of knew what he was saying, and felt a bit bad for the tree. But I didn't listen. About a month later the foliage started turning brown and I tried to pamper it back to health, but it just went downhill very rapidly from there and died. I didn't listen and I lost my favourite tree. Think I am going to stick to medium sized and extra resilient trees from now on. Accidentally killing them through human folly hurts your green thumb. So sad. Edit: nawwww yea Flora that's the one in my story now. Gahh.
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    plant spirit rant

    Maybe they do and it's a screening process. It takes a certain degree of both dexterity and commitment to remove the influence of those spines. If a creature has the ingenuity to do this, perhaps they are also the kind of creature who would enjoy the results of this venture, covet the cactus in question and perpetuate its existence by propagation and dispersal to new areas for growth. A creature who would be repelled by the spines would likely leave it alone in future. Maybe the cactus knows how to find its human underlings by presenting them with a puzzle and offering rewards for solving it.
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    Youtube vids

    Meanwhile in New Zealand.. http://youtu.be/ZJV6IZl5Z2c
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    Post a random picture thread

    Steve Cutts More, if you dare..http://www.trueactivist.com/this-artwork-is-probably-the-most-accurate-and-scary-portrayal-of-modern-life-weve-ever-seen/
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    don't cha love it when...

    Dcliw you get told you're anemic and you need to eat some meat, so you go buy steak for the first time in life and then attempt to cook it for yourself. ... after years of hearing complaints about the sacrilege of overcooking steak, cooking it well, (but to the extent I can bear to eat it without becoming too scared by the pinkness and the blood) seems like an almighty task. Much googling. But then I did it! And did a good job of it! It looks like the pictures tell me it should! First steak I have cooked in my life and I did it perfectly (others would no doubt beg to differ) and it was awesome ..I'm really quite proud of myself. It's a big deal for an ex-vegetarian. Go me, being all carnivorous n shit. Times they are a'changin.
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    With a nod of my head

    Yay WB. So glad you are with us on this living spaceship for the long haul. Congrats on your super healing powers too! Good attitude = good results
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    plant spirit rant

    If you have more to say, please do Speak Change. Why hold it back. We do have genuine interest in your thoughts. And because all kinds of rants are needed, your speaking out your unique perspective could build useful layers in the thought landscapes of others. Of course feathers get ruffled sometimes, that's how it goes when people are passionate about and deeply involved with their ideas and their learning. It stirs the pot. The pot usually needs stirring. edit: + Look what happens when the pot gets stirred: people think about and talk about things they may not have otherwise. And we all learn from this. Lots. I probably learn the most from those who think most differently to myself. I don't always enjoy it at the time, but in the long run I know it's for the best. And even if you can't get your questions answered atleast by talking about things do you find a diverse network of perspectives to compare and consider. Really your answers can only come from within but a wide data pool of possibilities often helps in the research phase.
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    Lophophora and chickens

    Uh oh. That's my first and only thought upon reading the title.
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    The life of a grafted button

    Wow. Very cool!
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    don't cha hate it when..

    Cats. Can't help but love them, can't avoid being driven mad by their antics and endless demands. Bloody cats. Furry overlords.
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    plant spirit rant

    Good discussion and thanks for your thoughts, I liked reading them. Just wanna say though, I hope this forum can long continue to be a place where people can express themselves without being shut down or belittled because they don't align with others ideals and thoughts. I carry a lot of shit around in my head which I can't talk about and one of the things that helps me to deal with this is being able to talk about the things that I love and am excited by. No, they aren't scientific. My brain doesn't work in that way. I'm not equipped for it. But simply because someone has ideas and beliefs different to your own doesn't mean they are wrong, or that this person needs to be corrected for their sake and for the sake of anyone who comes into contact with them. Lately it's been feeling a like there's a bit of hostility being thrown around and the effect that that can have is that some people feel less welcome to share and express themselves. But isn't that what a forum is for? To meet other perspectives? If I want to believe a plant has a spirit, so be it. If I want to tell a child to be gentle with a plant because it has feelings, so be it, science has come to the party and backed that up. Do I go around telling people that this spirit is evil and that spirit is good? No. Because that would be imposing my human judgement on a living thing which I only have a very limited understanding of. I understand that there is strong, valid reasoning behind holding one'self to the scientific paradigm, but it's just not within my nature to immerse myself in that. While I understand this disposition may be considered willful ignorance or arrogance by those who have devoted their time to developing scientific understandings, I call for recognition that my own approach to studying life is the one which is valid for me as an individual, and that is why I continue with it. I get the answers and insights which are practically useful to me and this helps me carry on. We all know we can't really determine anything for certain, so why not simply accept that we each live in our own form of reality and this diversity is what stimulates growth and development for all of us.
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    Bonsai -- Show and Tell

    Pretty sure that 'weird fungus' is actually a root from the fern. I could be wrong but it looks a lot like it. Hare's foot ferns put out very similar above ground roots, surely many other ferns do as well. See if you can establish if its connected to the fern or a solo operator.
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    Share your "Shamanic weapon" bases for that added tribality feel

    If that's genuinely what you think goes on in the lives of all shamans and witches, I feel you have a very misguided view of both witchcraft and shamanism.I'm not saying that there arent witches and shamans who do use black magic but the PRIMARY ROLE of a shaman is to heal, and to interperet subtle patterns for the benefit of their community. Witches perform similar functions in different ways. The most basic fundamental law that is passed along with awareness of any of these practices, is that whatever you do, comes back to you three-fold. If you cause harm to another, you are inviting it upon yourself. The only witches I've known have been for simplicities sake 'white witches' who work to uphold balance, health and equilibrium in their own lives, and their families. Projecting ill intent towards another using one's power is serverly frowned upon.
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    Share your "Shamanic weapon" bases for that added tribality feel

    Nah they will eat baddies. Or at least hiss and charge at them.
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    Share your "Shamanic weapon" bases for that added tribality feel

    These can be thrown at people if they have ill intent and need be. Otherwise they are entirely peaceful. And here's some other tools of use, not for attack but just defence. Again. Preventatives. The fan/wand is made out of totara, with pointy end, could hurt eyes. Tucked in at the back is an agave spine and hematite. Pendulum - pretty self explanatory. The rest are "holders", they act like little outposts of particular intention around the house. Signals to self and others. Greenstone. More greenstone. Jasper. Ameythst. Fluorite. Gold lions are lucky for me. I now have two. One Asian, one lionking type. And moons are peace keepers. The engraved bullet casing is a shed-bad-vibes charm. Begins atopped with a piece of black kyanite - protective, reflective. Inside is housed a tektite - space rock. Buffered by small quartz, 3 small citrine, 1 small amethyst for easing off a bit. Just little things that make me feel safer. My mind to inhabit, if it helps me, so be it. But yeah. These guys are the best guardians. That blue! Think I could also call the geese a shamanic weapon. They are a symbol of protection, and live up to their title..making one hell of a racket when someone unknown steps onto the property. Geese are an acquired taste but I've come to appreciate them.
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    Post a random picture thread

    Hey blowng do you know who the artist is for the datura and mandrake paintings is? Seen them before, really like em.
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    Regrafting superkabuto

    Ps don't be nervous of grafting, if you can succeed on pere you can succeed on a trich for sure. If your uncertain do some practice runs with cheap cacti from garden stores.
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    Regrafting superkabuto

    At this size, and considering how lovely and plump it is, I would definitely graft onto a small/medium sized trich. It will take easily cause it looks so healthy, and the growth that could be achieved in 1-2 more years on a stock makes degrafting now not so worthwhile. It also takes a long time for astro degrafts to grow roots, so may be advisible to get it a bit bigger before attempting to grow roots of its own to ensure it doesn't dry up too quickly cause its little. Matter of taste of course, but I reckon it would be loovely on a wee pach. Very cute. Well done.
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    Share your "Shamanic weapon" bases for that added tribality feel

    I make weapons of peace, preventative warfare.
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    The lords prayer!

    Top notch!
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    Bog's Garden ~ 2.0

    Thanks buddy. It really is wonderful. Couldn't believe my luck and still barely can. I've been being extra extra nice to my landlady and tending the hens, ducks and geese and working in the vege garden with hopes she'll let me stay on long term. Wait till you guys see the worm farms..omg. Never seen anything like it. I have so much worm castings its ridiculous. Beautiful house and property, with a pretty colourful history. It has fallen to neglect a little over the last 15 years or so. Guess that's why I'm here. Put a bit of new energy into the place, get it lively again. And so very lively it is.. <3