Holy Crap It’s Been Over a Year

Well…as usual…never been consistent on posting on my own website and utilizing it like I need to!

So now it’s 2020 and we have COVID19 and things couldn’t be better! Ok, kidding. As with everyone else in the world, I’m just here coping with the reality at hand making the best of it.

Thankfully I’ve been working this whole time. Little has changed and have been flowing through these changes with relative ease. Yet one thing I’ve been missing is screen printing. I stopped doing it over a year ago and now I’m coming around to doing it again.

Will be working on what I enjoy doing. Will post pics, links and other stuff……eventually.

Ecological News June 2019

Consciousness News June 2019

Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Employers From Testing Workers for Weed Podcast highlights religious liberty and social justice through Adventist lens
Vatican calls for religious freedom amidst competing strains of secularism and fundamentalism Wiccan professor sues St. Bonaventure for discrimination
London conference focuses on Magickal Women Hong Kong interreligious group meets Pope Francis
From Basketball to Buddhism and BeachesJake Gyllenhaal talks Netflix, Spider-Man, Buddhism and the Marvel Universe
Waco, Texas mosque gets hate mail with ironic stamp in response to interfaith dinner Christian Evangelism and The Joshua Project: An existential threat to Hinduism

Fringe News May 2019

Consciousness News May 2019

Consciousness and Spirituality News
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
In most Western countries, only a minority of people pray every day. The US is the exception

DISCOVERY SCIENCE –
Stephen Meyer: Darwin’s Doubt
CONSCIOUS LIFE NEWS –
Connect With Your Inner Self To Know If You Need A Fresh Start
SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH –
The Crowded Labyrinth: Mastering Relationships on the Labyrinthine Path
THE DENVER POST –
Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
WAKING TIMES –
CONTACTING THE DEAD: DOES IT HELP OR HINDER THE GRIEVING PROCESS?

Educative News May 2019


Education and Government News – May 2019
THE WASHINGTON POST –
Bones discovered in an island cave may be an early human species
DISCOVERY SCIENCE –
Stephen Meyer: Darwin’s Doubt
EDUTOPIA –
Teaching With a Chronic Illness
DATELINE –
China’s ‘horrifying’ new surveillance system could have global consequences
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
These are 7 of the most exciting breakthroughs in healthcare today
CNN POLITICS –
Trump administration opens the door to pushing more poor people off benefits
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
These countries have the biggest military budgets as a percentage of GDP
THE ECONOMIST –
Thanks to education, global fertility could fall faster than expected
EDUCATION WEEK –
Many Native American Students Don’t Learn About Their Languages and Cultures in School
THE FLORIDA TIMES UNION –
Whistleblowers describe culture of racism, abuse and coverups at Florida prison
NARSOL –
Registry is the cause of death of man in Kentucky
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
An economist explains what happens if there’s another financial crisis
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
Can inequality be blamed on the Agricultural Revolution?
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM –
These countries spend the most on education

Wellness News May 2019

Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health News – May 2019
VIBRANT EMOTIONAL HELP –
Coping With Distress after International Disasters
ANXIETY AWARENESS –
What Having Anxiety Feels Like

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH –
Help for Mental Illnesses
A HEALTH BLOG –
Dietary Magnesium Is Important For Prevention Of Disease
I HEALTH TUBE –
HPV Vaccine Used as Population Control?
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH –
NIMH Answers Questions About Suicide
SEEKING INTEGRITY –
Trauma, Intimacy Issues, and Addictions
SEX AND RELATIONSHIP HEALING –
Infidelity: Is Staying the New Shame?
A HEALTH BLOG –
12 Proven Ways On How To Manage Stress
A HEALTH BLOG –
10 Proven Ways to Help Boost Your Mental Energy
A HEALTH BLOG –
Frankincense & Myrrh Neuropathy Rubbing Oil For Neuropathic Pain
GOOP –
A 90-Second Breathwork Tool to Reduce Stress
WEBMD –
How to Use Good Memories to Feel Better
FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE –
Antidepressants: is there a better way to quit them?
METRO –
How to work with someone who has depression

Ecological News May 2019

Animal and Environmental News – May 2019
THE GUARDIAN –
Why are the US news media so bad at covering climate change?
VOX –
Why the US bears the most responsibility for climate change, in one chart
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH –
Vermont passes bill to ban consumer use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
FOOD SAFTEY NEWS –
New York steps ahead of Hawaii on agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos
BBC NEWS –
Nature crisis: Humans ‘threaten 1m species with extinction’
THE GUARDIAN –
EU ‘outright dangerous’ in its use of natural resources, says WWF
TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT –
Airlines are the biggest carbon emitters in four European countries
RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD –
Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy
SCIENTIFIC AMERICA –
Children Change Their Parents’ Minds about Climate Change
PEW –
The Push to Safeguard 30% of the Ocean
PEW –
Casting a Safety Net on the Seafood Industry
GRIST –
Air pollution in many national parks is as bad as Los Angeles
THE GUARDIAN –
The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn’t doing that
GREENPEACE –
Protect Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the fight to protect the climate and our planet.
UN ENVIRONMENT –
Birds globally threatened by plastic waste
THE WASHINGTON POST –
In Alaska, climate change is showing increasing signs of disrupting everyday life
ECOWATCH –
EPA Ignored Its Own Scientists’ Calls to Ban Asbestos
THE HILL –
Green New Deal for farming: Address climate crisis and revitalize food system

Conscious/Spiritual Music – HIP-HOP/RAP/R&B – Jan-April 2019

New list of Conscious/Spiritual Music…Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B List.

FETTI PROFOUN – Rabbit Hole
SPIRIT OF TRUTH – Starchild
FERAL THE EARTHWORM – Dreamer’s Anthem
SUPAMAN – Prayer Loop Song
BURAKA BLUE – Love & Light
TRUTHSEEKAH – Esoteric Agenda
ATMA – Eternal Boundlessness
SON OF SATURN & LIFE SCIENTIST – Mystic Pantheon
LOST CHILDREN OF BABYLON – Where Every Breath Is A Prayer
MASTA BUILDAS – Meditation Chant
ANAHATA SACRED SOUND CURRENT – Uprising

VIDEOS BELOW
Continue reading “Conscious/Spiritual Music – HIP-HOP/RAP/R&B – Jan-April 2019”

Conscious/Spiritual Music – EDM/TECHNO/DUB – Jan-April 2019

Here’s ten tracks in the Electronic Dance Music realm I came to enjoy.

PORAT – Shiva Shiva Shankara
GOVINDA – Higher and Higher
DESERT DWELLERS – More Than Anything
KAMINANDA – Temple of De’light
NIBANA – I Am a Soul
DJ SHUB & NORTHERN CREE SINGERS – Indomitable
A TRIBE CALLED RED – Sisters
SHANTI PEOPLE – Hanuman Jam
W&W & VINI VICI – Chakra
HILIGHT TRIBE – Gayatri

VIDEOS BELOW
Continue reading “Conscious/Spiritual Music – EDM/TECHNO/DUB – Jan-April 2019”

Conscious/Spiritual Music – AMBIENT/LIGHT – Jan-April 2019

Here is a new list of Ambient, Light Music that I feel have a spiritual/conscious feel throughout.

LOST AT LAST – Shalom Asalaam(A Call for Peace)
LIQUID BLOOM – Ecstatic Grounding
JAYA LAKSHMI and ANANDA – This is the Day
MICKI FREE – My Heart is Crying
SIMRIT KAUR – Mul Mantra
ASURA – Le Dernier Voyage
JAI-JAGDEESH & KRISHAN – Aap Sahaee Hoa
JAH CURE – Nothing Is Impossible
MATISYAHU – King Without a Crown
KALYA SCINTILLA – Manzanita
VIDEOS BELOW

Continue reading “Conscious/Spiritual Music – AMBIENT/LIGHT – Jan-April 2019”

Conscious/Spiritual Music – ROCK/METAL – Jan-April 2019

Another New list of Conscious/Spiritual Music…This one for Rock and Metal.

REFLECTIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS – The Fall of Human Morality
ELEVENTH VIBRATION – Samsara
OM – Meditation is the Practice of Death
BLACK WILLOWS – Jewel in the Lotus
BORN OF OSIRIS – Singularity
GODS OF EDEN – The Overseer
BEYOND CREATION – Earthborn Evolution
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – Return To Lemuria
MY SLEEPING KARMA – Ephedra
FOR ALL ETERNITY – All That Awaits

VIDEOS BELOW
Continue reading “Conscious/Spiritual Music – ROCK/METAL – Jan-April 2019”

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SPHOTA-MERAKI – 2019

SPHOTA: “That from which the meaning bursts forth”
In Hindu linguistics “sphota” relates to the theory and understanding of what words and phrases represent when someone reads them and relates them on a deeper level. It is the ‘light-bulb effect’, that ‘Ah-ha!’ moment of understanding aspects of words, sentences, mantras etc.

MERAKI: “The love one puts forth into something. The creative essence of putting yourself into your work”
In Greek, “merkati” represents the passion and soul one puts into their work.

Sphota-Meraki.com represents the drive and passion individuals feel in making change in their personal life as well as putting it forth out into the world. It is that moment of clarity before, during and after when one puts their whole essence into creating something anew.

This is that process….that moment of thought, turned into reality. The belief of doing what you love and how it enhances others in the process. Continue reading “SPHOTA-MERAKI – 2019”

JAN-FEB FAVORITE MUSIC

Every few months I will be placing various music on the right hand sidebar and eventually include some of them in the print. Below is a a track from the EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop and Ambient, Christian and Pagan genres.

PORAT – Shiva Tandava Stotram
Porat is an Israeli Producer that creates Ethnic infused Psy-Trance. This song is a Hindu hymn that describes Shiva’s power and beauty, both in creation and destruction

MY SLEEPING KARMA – Moksha
My Sleeping Karma is a German Psychedelic Instrumental Rock band. Their music has a mixture of ambient and melodic pieces infused with a heavier but subtle feel. A multilayer compositions that take the listener on a journey between rock and ambience. Moksha, means freedom from Samsara (the cycle of rebirth). It is the liberation from the material world and the end of suffering.

TRUTHSEEKAH – Meditation
Truthseekah is a Visionary and Esoteric Hip-Hop artist from Alabama that brings a fresh feel to the Hip-Hop genre. Lryrics dealve into the spiritual and esoteric side of reality.

ANILAH – Medicine Chant
Based in the Selkirk Mountains of Western Canada Anilah entwines shamanic drumming and chanting into an etheric sound great for meditation. She uses the voice as a healing modality and creates music which aids in cathartic and transformative experiences.

JESUS CULTURE – Holy Spirit
California based Christian youth ministry group who plays Worship style music that  is to “ignite revival in the nations of the earth; to compel the Body of Christ to radically abandon itself to a lifestyle of worship; to encounter His extravagant love and raw power.” Probably one of my favorite Christian songs outside of Metal Christian bands.

LINDIE LILA – We All Come From the Goddess
Cape Town, South African singer/songwriter Lindie Lila creates soulful and folk style music to honor the sacred form of the goddess. This is one of my favorite versions of “We All Come From the Goddess” outside of the Metal version by BETRAY MY SECRETS.

Good Eats: Houston: Doshi House

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NAME: DOSHI HOUSE
CUISINE: VEGAN/VEGETARIAN/COFFEE & TEA
LOCATION: 3419 Dowling St. Houston Texas 77004

HOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm
PRICE RANGE: On the Cheap!

Just a stones throw away from the Montrose District is a quaint and welcoming little coffee and dining spot called Doshi House. Located in Third Ward, Doshi House might be missed if your not paying attention. What looks like an abandoned building houses a very chill spot off the beaten path.

The vibe in there is relaxing and inviting. A mixture of Ambient Chill, Middle Eastern Trance and an eclectic mix of Soul music soothes anyone coming in for a bite to eat or meet others for coffee or tea. Even though there are clear signs of leaking ceilings Doshi House is in the process of renovating and expanding. Owner Deepak Doshi opened up the small cafe over six year ago to help expand his involvement into the community and is now growing the cafe to include a second story balcony.

Besides the chill music, ambient feel and artwork on the walls, is the food. Affordable and tasty. Whether you get a Tofu Masala Empanada with a Strawberry and Banana smoothie or if you’re there for their rotating menu each night, you can eat the “Vegan Not So “Butter Chicken”” on a Saturday or their Vegan Three Bean Chili on Wed., you will not want to miss. Maybe on your way out you can grab a coffee which is locally owned and operated by Greenway Coffee and a vegan chocolate chip cookie from Sinfull Bakery.

https://www.facebook.com/doshihouse/

http://www.doshihouse.com

http://www.twitter.com/doshihouse

Update: It’s a boy!!

26804786_144516246339701_6129875215219691962_nWas hoping to update a few days back but I was in Corpus with my daughter and her boyfriend welcoming into existence my grandson Isaik Nicholas Hadley who was born 1/18/2018 at 12:55AM. We were initially told that he may be born with either intestinal blockage or a nerve disease, either of which may have involved surgery. Fortunately all is well as of today and hopefully he will be home tomorrow.

I will be updating first week of Feb. I will be sending out a group email pertaining to free advertisement and classifieds.

Until then….welcome Isaik!!!!

Mystic Market at Blue Star Arts Complex

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Sat Dec 30th vending @mysticmarket @bluestarartscomplex in @sanantoniotx

Screen-printed shirts, buttons, totes, tapestries, hand-painted fans, concrete art and more. Next shows below….

  • 1/13 – AUSTIN – Gypsy Market – FB Event Pg
  • 1/14 – SAN MARCOS – Metaphysical & Holistic Fair FB Event Pg

 

Meaning of Sphota-Meraki

SPHOTA-MERAKI is the continuation of Along Your Path.

SPHOTA – “That from which the
meaning bursts forth.”
MERAKI – “The creative essence of
putting yourself into your work.”

Meaning behind SPHOTA:
The word sphota can be traced back to various Indian philosophers such as Pânini and Patanjali, but is most notable through Bhartrihari  (450—510 C.E.) and his theory associated with it in his writings, Vākyapadīya (treatise on words and sentences).
In a discussing with Steven J. Rosen, Continue reading “Meaning of Sphota-Meraki”

10 Websites on Environmental and Animal Welfare News

floralfauna (2)There are a lot of sites out there that you can find information when it comes to issues relating to animals and the environment. Below are a few that have a wide variety of articles and links to news stories, keeping you informed about the flora and fauna of this world.  ShortURL: https://goo.gl/DJOX5b

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EARTH TIMES
Website: www.earthtimes.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EarthTimes
Twitter: www.twitter.com/earthtimes
About:  “Online newspaper and news resource that brings its readers up-to-date information on environmental issues throughout the world….provides an interesting mix of environmental news stories that will provoke thought as well as being an important source of environmental information and opinion.” Continue reading “10 Websites on Environmental and Animal Welfare News”

Missing Texas Chiropractor and Strange Incidences of Holistic Practitioners

medicalsymbolUPDATE May 22, 2017: Dr. Towery’s vehicle was found Sunday May 7th and the only lead police have offered is that he was possibly last seen talking with someone on the rural road his truck was found

Ok….this article is just going out on a limb in look into various dealings of doctors, who have been turning up missing or dead over the past two years. This is brought on by a local story of a chiropractor who’s been missing now for over three weeks, who I hope is found well and safe. More about Dr. Towery can be found below.

I’ve heard throughout the years about different medical professions, who deal with “alternative” healing, in one shape or form, turning up dead or missings, but not until a story happened close to home did I become interested in delving into this further. Now, in no way am I connecting the missing of Dr. Towery to the 60+ other deaths and missing reports out of respect for all involved, this is just to bring awareness to both issues, one…a missing person! Period. Continue reading “Missing Texas Chiropractor and Strange Incidences of Holistic Practitioners”

Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired

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Fish Daddy Glass is the collaborated effort of “two guys looking to make great glass art” (aka Michael Fisher and Xavier Juarez) from the central Texas region. Saw these guys blowing glass a few days back at Art Haus@Pour Haus in New Braunfels (Between San Antonio and Austin) and was impressed by the quick items that were created, including glass pipes, necklace pieces and little animals. Continue reading “Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired”

Hip-Hop and Consciousness

Hip-Hop speaks about the struggles and issues within a given community, as well as the expression of accomplishments in life. For many it is a representation of their world and their vision of reality. Below are a variety of Hip-Hop artists that infuse the plight, as well as the powers, in their lives to express humanity with positive vibes.

FERAL THE EARTHWORMYouTube – WebsiteFacebook
Caught this guy both times in Houston at For The Community. Great Spoken Word Hip-Hop artist out of Austin.
Continue reading “Hip-Hop and Consciousness”

Krishnacore and Music of Devotion

Quotes-by-Srila-Prabhupada-on-MusicKrishnacore: A sub-genre of punk and hardcore music that is influenced heavily on the teachings and traditions of the Hare Krishna  movement, a spiritual practice within Hinduism that practices the devotion toward Divinity.
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Music has the ability to create the energy of transformation. Everyone has their own genre of taste when it comes to their music of choice. Below are some bands that bring together the heavier side of music with the love of devotion to God. These are in no particular order in relation to when the genre came to the collective consciousness. Continue reading “Krishnacore and Music of Devotion”

Along Your Path / Two Stoned Birds Vendor Booth

Updated 7/27/17:

New photos at bottom show off my new paintings! Yeah, those are ceiling fan blades. Ill have a post soon enough showing off a few more fan blades as well as other paintings Im working on.

Info on where we are vending and setting up shop  located here

Check and like our pages…
Along Your Path Facebook Pg
Two Stoned Birds Facebook Pg
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The Men of the Fifth World (2000)

fifthworldDocumentary: THE MEN OF THE FIFTH WORLD (2000)

A beautiful look into the history, beliefs and lives of the Aboriginal culture of Australia. An enchanting and mystical view of life through one of the elders, who shares his history with the filmmakers. A detailed story seen through the painted rocks left by their ancestors to the hunting methods used for survival. A look into their dance, their song, and their spiritual essence.

New Page {sphota} and other endeavors…

First to direct you to {sphota} which you can find in the drop down menu section above or by clicking HERE. This is the direction I have been taking for some time now and now, I am including it here and will add to it in the weeks and months to come.

Pages and posts will be revamped in a way that is more suitable to what {sphota} will become.

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Each MENU PAGE above will be revamped and started anew, which all content within each Continue reading “New Page {sphota} and other endeavors…”

Heavier bands that are of interest at moment 12/16/16

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BETRAY MY SECRETS
This band is no longer together but I found them while doing search on another band associated with this band, SHIVA IN EXILE as well as a band called SpiRitual. Formed in Germany in 1997 . Favorite song from them is “From the Goddess” which is a heavier version and a mix of “We All Come From the Goddess” from Moving Breath (YouTube) and the “Witches Chant”, which I remember from the band Inkubus Sukkubus (YouTube)

IN HEARTS WAKE – (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter)
Band out of Australia. Fell in love with their Earthwalker CD which came out in 2014. Really looking forward to seeing them when they come to the states in 2017.

TIMES OF GRACE
Another band that is no longer together and only put one album out. Original singer for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and is now re-singing for them. This was one of the side albums before going back to Killswitch Engage. Had an opportunity to interview him when he was in Times of Grace. Great vocalist.

THE HEALING (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Actually just found this band today when I was looking up links for previous bands listed above. Their “Elevate” CD came out earlier this year. From Canada. Really enjoying this first listen to them.

Three bands Im totally digging at moment….

Havent posted any new music in a while so here I am posting on a few bands I caught live a few weeks back.

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TRUNIVERSAL – (Website) (Facebook) (Soundcloud) (Twitter)
Met these guys back at a community festival in Houston a few weeks bank. Spoken Word/Hip-Hop/Ambient/Chill out of California. Really cool vibe all around.

POSITIVE DISTURBANCE – (Facebook) (Reverbnation) (Youtube)
Another band I caught at that Houston festival from Houston. Consciousness Alternative Hip-Hop.

THE DIGITAL WILD – (Website) (YouTube)
Austin based three piece I caught at a Standing Rock #nodapl benefit. Beautiful slow ambient Soulful music. Really digging their music especially Tall As Trees

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#NODAPL 12/5/16 – IT WILL CONTINUE

#NODAPL 12/5/16 – IT WILL CONTINUE
Posted on December 5, 2016 by alongyourpath

So, yesterday the Department of the Army denied the approval of the easement in North Dakota ( 1 ). sacredSacred, yet to the applause of a lot of people that have been aware of this issue, this isn’t a victory, but a slight reminder that “this is the government and these are powerful oil and gas companies.”

Back in September, stemming from a federal judge declining the project (2). , Continue reading “#NODAPL 12/5/16 – IT WILL CONTINUE”

MUSIC – BLISS GODDESS

bliss-goddess-logoFrom their Facebook Page:
Bliss Goddess music, visual art and temple dance is an alchemy of the ancient, future and eternal present. As sonic shamans, they blend live instruments and ethnic percussion with remixes of the hottest tracks from the best tribal dub and world electronic dance music artists. The music is brought to your eyes by projected visionary art and sacred geometry, while radiant Temple Dancers invoke and embody the Divine Feminine, leading the listener/dancer on a journey across exotic, lush landscapes.

 

I first discovered BLISS GODDESS earlier this year while doing a Soundcloud search for artists and bands that relate to spirituality in one form or another. I found a live recording of their Jan. 29th show in Austin earlier this year. Continue reading “MUSIC – BLISS GODDESS”