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  1. I am displeased to see what appears to be a pelecyphora in the far left corner... Tut tut.. Way too special to expose to such antics.

    Nice 'idea' but too silly. How are you meant to water this anyway?

    My dad mostly lived in his house truck for the last 5 or so years and while doing so he attempted growing many different kinds of plants, although mostly herbs, cacti and succulents, and he found 90% of them died quickly, he hypothesised that it was the vibrations and the continual change in direction of the light source that stressed them to the point of death.

    Oddly enough the lithops survived though.

  2. Gearing up for spring, acquired some sweeeet lil tricho hybrids, an ario brovanus grafted on pere, and a lovely lush short spined peru cutting from one dear planty-friend and then also some kanna cuttings and datura metel fastuosa seed from another buddy.

    The daffidols are sprouting, heralding the beginnings of the new season. Im gna do things properly this year, no fluffing about.

    New plant tables 2moz, let the bogfrogery plantnerdery (re)commence!!

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  3. Hi and welcome!

    Your seedling looks very normal, those fluffy roots are the first stage, it is probably worth gently standing the seedling upright and sprinkling a little more substrate around it to help it on its way.

    Not that likely to be variegated Mystical Oyster, they all come out a little pale when theyre born, should green up in coming days and weeks.

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  4. Ummmmm my heart has also skipped a beat seeing this. If there's enough please please please count me in this time :o:wub:

    These plants have bought joy into the lives of so many.. It's something very special you are doing Nitrogen.

    I've got some psycho0 x n1, will post pics asap, they are pretty little being hard grown but still very lovely.

    .... Bless your heart nitrogen you are too good.

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  5. At the start of this year I was living in a mini-dome for a couple of months. A geodesic dome roof ontop of a square room (mostly windows) which was about 2.5metres wide and 3metres long. Downstairs..or underneath, as there were no stairs, was another room cut into the earth that had a small potbelly and a kitchen in progress of being created. I absolutely loved it. I will take a picture when I next go to my friends house. I had expected living in such a tiny space would feel icky, claustrophobic, but it wasn't at all. It was like a little nest. It really made me consider what stuff I actually needed around me. I was happy with books and plants. Everything else could be left in storage.

    As we continue to horrendously overpopulate the planet, I expect living spaces to become smaller and smaller.

    I am keen to embrace it and make sure my own one is a wee gem, rather than a government appointed grey box.

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  6. Good to know Sally, I definitely have been feeling that within my own life and it's helpful to me to hear it is not an entirely personalised process, as here I was thinking 'damn I've been turning into a real angry bugger lately'.

    Suppressed emotion is a terrible affliction. We need to be able to express, but directing it at other people directly or indirectly just adds to the problem. It's like chucking a big log on a fire that would be ready to go out soon.

    The good thing in all of this is that when we let out that suppressed emotion, there is space within us that allows room for new things to arise.

    Here's to the new things, bring em on!

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  7. This post is in reference to the title of the thread and the current issues arising here.

    (I cannot see the screenshots very clearly and what I can see I don't understand the significance of)

    But I am writing my 2c here as I think the current problems are not at all due to mods abusing their power -

    The issue is of US abusing OUR power

    You are right Ace, even spiritual people aren't free from corruption.

    We each have been given power to affect others when our accounts were accepted here. Lately I feel a lot of us (myself included) have been misusing this power in a very ugly way.

    We all carry anger, and anger is not bad, but how it is sometimes used to lash out to others and cause them harm is indeed very destructive.

    I am not pointing any fingers. This is directed at no one in particular.

    When we abuse our power, we abuse ourselves, we dishonour who we are and what we stand for, and we abuse other people.

    What we send out to others will return to us.

    I will use myself as an example. I, through misunderstanding what you (Ace) were commenting on and who you were talking to recently, reacted badly and abused my own power to let you know I was upset. I felt hurt and angry, and I lashed out, making a comment I regret. I said i hope you would be terrorised by a ghost because you seemed so assured in your views that they were not real. Not only did this affect my sense of self, and cause me to question my own intent for sharing my thoughts (in that case more a REACTION than a thought) and make me feel like an asshole; but also, I had this come right back to me in my own home. Since I made this comment to you, I been told by three separate people without me mentioning my beliefs regarding supernatural matters that they can sense a foreign energy/ force in my house, and the bumps in the night have gotten louder and less easy to disregard.

    This is just an example. What you send out comes back to find you.

    We need to be more aware of the impacts we are having on each other. We all have complicated, difficult to handle shit going on in our lives and when we are so entrenched in our own limited perspective, we forget that every single other person here has their own show to keep on the road. It's easy to forget, it's easy to be all in the self, my anger, my indignation, my pain, but the reality is that these forces are shared amoung all of us, we are not alone in our pain, just as we are not alone in our joy.

    Really I think the issue of anger needs to be given some thought. Anger often covers other emotions, stress, fear, sadness, and we can use our anger as a shield to protect ourselves from being touched by other people, or we can use our anger as a clarifying force to peel away the extraneous bullshit and begin to understand what we really need and why we aren't getting it.

    Look beneath anger, see what it has to tell you.

    What are you really angry about? What is the primary cause?

    What needs are not being met?

    How can this anger be used to make changes in your own life so that you can be freed to explore the other emotions that are waiting for you in the sidelines while you harness this fiery, tornadic force?

    I say of all this as general statement, not directed to anyone in particular, but I think we need to be able to discuss such content if we are ever to progress.

    Arohanui people.

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  8. My buddy sent this to me as a morning song for today, but I feel it is worth the whole day and more.

    There's a shadowy nature to it, but shadow is NOT bad, it simply must be processed in ways that do not cause harm to ourselves or others.. Like listening to music which speaks to you very loud and feeling empowered by it.

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