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Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

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Friday Flash 55 – Venom

Venom by !DagoDesign on Deviant Art

Venom by !DagoDesign on Deviant Art

Vicious words spit from
the venomous tongue
are far more deadly
than the bite of a
poisonous snake…
for at least
 the snake’s
can be mutated
the bite of the
poisonous tongue quickly,
and deliberately
the spirit-
the venomous tongue
often leaves
 permanent damage
to the hearts of the multitude


Submitted for the G-Man’s, AKA, Mr. Knowitall, Fabulous Friday Flash 55.

Quote for the Day:  Sticks and Stones may Break my Bones, but Words Hurt Long After the Initial Blow.  ~CordieB.

In reality, words can and often do hurt.  However, the spiritual individual is able to counter hurtful or false words with self knowledge and truth.  The spiritual individual will not allow the ego to manefest the hurtful words in his or her heart; for she or he knows the beauty in their being and the truth in their hearts.   Also, those who live by the spirit, will not spit hateful words to others or himself.  For it is the ego that constantly battles with the spirit to speak hurt, hatred or falsehood, in order to make the ego feel good about itself.   Remember when mom told you that kids teased you in order to make them feel big – well she was correct in her wisdom.  Some adults have not grown beyond their childhood and continue to tell lies or  say hurtful things simply to make themself look big by making others look small.  It is sad actually – the insecurities and fears of some people.   The next time you are tempted to say or speak a hurtful word, remind yourself that it is your ego and insecurities which tempt you to do so.  Beckon the love, truth and wisdom of your spirit to manifest itself.  When we practice walking and talking in the way of our core self (spirit),  and what we know to be true in our hearts, we will neither utter nor absorb hurtful and/or false words. 

~Peace, Light and Love…..CordieB.

I Don’t Think I like the Smell of That! I Learn Something New Everyday!

"When something doesn’t smell quite right, we must examine the source of the odor"  ~CordieB.

Gee :  "Did you hear that President Obama proposed 1.7 million dollars for swine odor research??"

Me :  "And???"

Gee :  "Now I know you support your president, but swine odor research…come on…"  "What about the old lady who has no health care benefits?" 

Me :  "Well, it may not be important to you, but I’m sure it’s very important to someone."

Gee :  "Even though we support your president, some things are simply ridiculous …, you’ve got to, at least , admit this is." 

(Notice the trigger words here, your ridiculous at least and admit …lol)

Me :    "No, I don’t find research in swine odor research no more ridiculous as environmental research."   "He’s a smart man, I’m sure he would not have proposed 1.7 million dollars for swine odor research, if it were not important and needed… yada…yada…yada…"  

(At this point, I don’t really believe what I’m saying…I ‘m just refusing to disagree with with "my" President (or myself)…especially after those trigger words…in fact, I know absolutely nothing, nada,  about what I’m adamently defending "my" president (and my views- although, uninformed) on – I’m actually now defending my own point just to be right)!!!

So, off I go on my internet tangent to find out more information about swine odor research.   Wow, it’s a real big issue and business for farmers and swine factories, and most importantly the communities within "smell" reach of these factories and farms.  How factories and farms cut down on swine odor is big, big business.  The President has decided to use 1.7 million, which is not a lot of money for research, to find  better, environmentally friendlier,  and cost effective ways to reduce swine odor.   

I learned that people actually work in the "nose" industry, and make good money as "smellers."   Of course, they cant’ be smokers or pregnant!    I gave myself a small course on:

Site Selection


Pig Diet Manipulation and Feed Additives

Feed Handling

Wow!  I learned so much on this subject today!  And, I’ve passed on a bit of it to you.  At least, perhaps I’ve tweaked your curiosity! 

Manure Storage Tanks and Basins (High-Load Systems)..i.e..

  • Following are examples of permeable covers and biocovers that still need research and/or further development.

    • A manufactured material in the form of self-dispersing granules or powder (German product, Pegulit) results in over 95% reductions in odor, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide emissions, according to laboratory tests. The product floats back to the surface after agitation. It is not yet available in the U.S.

    • Peat moss with wide variety of particle sizes and dried at 212 F for five hours is very effective (>99% odor reduction) at 8 inches thick. Peat moss costs $0.27 per square foot.

    • Leka rock is effective but very costly ($5.10 per cubic foot or $0.90 per square foot).

    • Some positive testimonials have been reported about using coconut fiber with peat moss added (a German system), tree bark, rice hulls with waste oil, and grass clippings with waste oil. However, scientific tests have not been conducted…..

My conclusion.  Many people may find this research wasteful.  But, I for one, like the smell of this!  I feel and act better in an environment which smells at least permitable.      The fact that people can live within smell distance of a swine factory is not natural.  Research and development is being used each day to assure that the smells are maintained at a comfortable level. 

Lesson for the Week:   There is something to learn from every disagreement in life.  This week, let us look for the lesson in all our disagreements.   We might find it interesting, or not – but anything learned is gained!   This week, let’s concentrate on doing a little research whenever we have disagreements, instead of sounding off just to be right!   I feel we might be surprized at what we might find out!  I was!  We might just change our own mind!  Either way, we won’t be disagreeing just to be right!

Remember, only a fool sounds off without knowledge of what they speak!!!!   Knowledge is Power!!!

Peace, Light, Love and Knowledge


Give me Back Myself, But, Who Am I?- (Updated) ~By CordieB

Everyone needs something

No matter who we are or how we think

No one can live without something . . .

Be it love, bread, air or water to drink.

Everyone’s a slave to something

But the choice is very clear

We can choose to what and whom we lend Ourselves …

So often in life, our choices root from fear;

For everthing we choose to let go

Another choice is sure to follow;

Jesus said, Blessed is the poor in spirit,

He knew that it is a blessing to truly be worryless; 

To know that our Creator provides all of it…

He knew to have an unburdened spirit is the key to life beyond

The fallacies and mailadies, that plague us for so long.

To not worry about not having enough or having too much;

To truly be one with God and one’s-self is –To Be– Free– in-touch;

For, unless we can let go all cares, ambitions, hatred, external comforts, or anything . . .

We are merely partly slaves to ourselves and partly slaves to something. . .

What is it that you will be a slave to? . . .

That is the gift of Free Will God has given you . . .

So you feel someone or something has stolen the gleams

of Life from your eyes and invaded your dreams?

Only God can truely erase your true nature . . .

Which was within you from the begining; no need to mature. . .

Your Creator has given you paramount choices; Free Will.  

But that’s only a fraction of God’s wonderment, still.

A curse if used in evil,  A blessing if used to inspire. . .

But if regaining your true self is truly your desire,

To regain, reveal, and be your real true self,

You must be willing to let go of every negative, unloving else.

Release imbedded pride, judgements, illusions, lies, anger, fears, hatred, prejudice and preconception

For God’s love is your Alpha, Omega, Beginning and End, your true self, your Heaven

 ~Good Friday, Good Saturday, and Blessing for Easter to everyone.  It is through the teachings and love of Jesus Christ that I am able to realize the God (Goodness) within myself and the goodness in everyone of God’s creations; and know that our Creator provides all; Created all; and we originated in Him.