Today. With the sun, we always have the approval of the sheep
Yesterday. The wool was pulled over their eyes
Whilst it wears spikes on the outside, relaxation on the Inside is also the Aloe Vera. With self corrective methods for perfect spinal alignment and full flexibility, the “Yoga Plant” has the ability to grow naturally into poses without strain.
As it ages, Aloe Vera can grow very large. This remarkable specimen seen yesterday in Earls Court, London, had leaves at least 40 cms width at its base. And exactly the same as humans, it needs to manage its weight. But unlike many of us, it will tackle any unwanted ounces remarkably simply, opting for the easiest and certainly the most ideal natural response.The rate at which an aloe grows is exponential to the suppleness and agility required to support it. Consequently, Aloe Vera can evenly distribute its weight healthily, without force, without pain. And only without pain, one can relax.
Through living a life of “taking it easy”, it is worth noting how this Aloe Vera will ensure a constant activity, however in the UK Winter, it has to take its mastery s-l-o-w-l-y. To accomplish its full potential for inner growth and a strong, firm, but agile physique, yoga is the all embracing method for the Aloe Vera.
Along with perfect focus and upright, balanced stature, gentle back bends, spinal twists, arm wraps, the Downward Dog and even the perfect ‘Bridge’ are all possible, simply because Aloe Vera grows into its postures without strain. For this plant, relaxation is not just a way of Life, it is survival. It happens not through a random decision to take a break, but via a mechanical system which has evolved by design with mathematical precision over millions of years. It has the perfect system for optimum well being. With engineered accuracy, responsive to change, how does it work?
Water comprises much of its weight, and as a fluid, water is very movable. In the Aloe Vera, water imbued with nourishing chemicals, coagulates into a thick concentrate. It travels throughout its structure for excellent “spinal tap”. This life-giving substance is the same well known healing gel which we now use to soothe burns, relieve from heat and moisturise for all weathers.
But imagine, how very nifty would it be to create your own healing liquid? Not just for after exercise, but for surviving sub zero temperatures and excessive heat.
Well, well, well…….Hello Vera! Your techniques for refreshment are completely remarkable. What a lesson in how to use relaxation energy as the secret of growth, physical fitness and self-preservation. Your DNA is amazing.
Incase any potential Aloe “Freds” were wondering, gender assignment is already considered in the Aloe Vera name, it simply doesn’t matter who or what you are, Nature is inclusive, so you can breathe. Such relaxation energy techniques are available for all to be inspired by.
Where would Life take us without beautiful abandon?
Blakedown, Wyre Forest, England
06 November 2016
Thinking Edibles Reversible Food
In the fragile nature of turning leaves, one particular leaf had a very special identity of its own. Full of flux in its very unusual changing colour, in response to change, its own botanicals was breaking down proteins in the most spectacular ways. Observing those processes, I was made to question the modern role and quality of food and its effect on our mental well being in creating long term balanced, positive states of minds.
More to see via the link.
If you like art, but are not familiar with Sedition Art, it is a great concept to follow modern ideas to be inspired by. Simple and very cool!
Sharp unfriendly edges
Decay alongside Promise
Clusters of bright hope
Out of the wizened
The cold accelerates
Autumn in the UK
Expect the unexpected.
Walking home from Stourbridge 15.30 04 November 2016