When Effort is the Barrier

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There's something to be said about trust, flow, surrender, and that faith thingy.

Trust and faith are like two brothers neither one understanding with their brains but feeling in their guts. Faith is a little more in the feeling region while trust might be more in the intellect, the observation region.

Surrender is what happens when you've had enough swimming against the flow. Surrender and flow are like a couple. They're different from one another. They can clash at first but after many years and decades, they understand and work together. Surrenders into the flow. How many men have felt that with their wives and parters?

Didn't Buddha say once he was enlightened that it was all so silly? There was no effort to be made. Isn't Satori a flash? No effort there.


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I am part of nature, and nature is part of me. I am what I am in my communication and communion with all living things. I am an irreducible and coherent whole with the web of life on the planet. Nature, the human community and the universe is connected with the Cosmos. We recognize the deep truth that I am the other. This expresses the concept from contemporary physics of “entanglement”, which is a quantum phenomenon. All atoms, all cells are connected, deeply.” The friendship is the connection we feel for each other, wherever he is, other people, animals, plants, stars. I am part of society, and society is part of me. I am what I am in my communication and communion with my fellow humans.I am an irreducible and coherent whole with the community of humans on the planet.

Rejoining the World

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Welcome to Brenda's Blog



Channeled by Brenda Hoffman for LifeTapestry

Summary of Brenda’s October 1, 2020, channeled “Creation Energies” show at  The 2nd and 3rd waves are ready to initiate the earth’s rebuild. Even though you’re subconsciously passing the baton to them, you worry that they’re not ready. The 2nd and 3rd waves are as prepared as you were for your earth role. It’s time to discover yourself and negate your fears that earth is so chaotic no one can shift it. Take deep breathes – a simple way to shift from fear.

How Tea Will Save The World

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My introduction to tea was simple. Overheated water with Lipton and Twinning packets. It was brewed strong and lemon was added to it. That is all I knew.

Then I lived in Japan. I got acquainted with Japanese high-end teas and fell in love. Sencha and Gyokuro were part of my daily life. I still liked coffee but tea felt so much more. Little did I know.

In the last few years, I traveled to China a lot. Over there, I met the person I now call my tea master. Based in Guangzhou, in the southeast part of China, I learned about the traditional Puer we rareky get in the west, raw Puer. I've been drinking his Puers every day for the past year. I learned so much.

In fact, I learned so much that my current profession, highly impacted with California's AB5, COVID-19, and the economic impact on our society has taken a second seat, way behind. I spend my time lerning more about this Emperor or Empress of tea, Puer. I still love my Japanese green teas and drink them. Together, they have opened up a Universe in front of me.

I started buying some of my tea master's Puer with friends in order to cut down on shipping. It has been so great I'm now loking into making it a business. Although a side thing, I hope it grows.

I've learned how tea is the second most drunk liquid on the planet. How only two varieties of the same plant, Camellia Sinensis give hundreds of thousands of teas. I have seen how each place, culture, and country processes and drinks tea differently. From Japan to Africa, where it is also grown, tea takes on another shade of life.

I rarely put on weight because I drink so much tea. My father-in-law was always impressed. I even turned him on to green tea. It helps me concentrate, makes me more even-keeled. Its health benefits are tremendous. This lady once said that tea makes her smart. Who knows and why not?

Madeness Watching Madeness

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I was enjoying reading people's reactions about last night's so-called presidential debate, and that's not capitalized.

For the most part, people were sad and turned off by both. I am happy to see that. An out of touch person and a stale biscuit never make for serious talks.

I am still puzzled as to why anyone would have a strong reaction watching this farce? Was it not obvious before?

In any case, this child feels freer than ever before. I am happy I barely drank the Kool-Aid. It took me not as long to stare reality in the face :)

Connecting With Fall/Autmun, Wherever You Are

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It is difficult to imagine for some that we can feel seasons changing in southern California. But you can if you are open to being in tune with nature, even in one of the most populated and sadly polluted places on Earth.
A week or so ago, I began to feel Fall's presence approaching. Like an old wise man or a Crone, she comes slowly walking in, deliberate in her footstep ushering a special quietness.


Bringing a Slingshot to an Atomic War

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Welcome to Brenda's Blog


Channeled by Brenda Hoffman for LifeTapestry

Summary of Brenda’s September 11, 2020, channeled “Creation Energies” show at  In essence, you’re retired from your ‘save the world’ role. It’s time to discover and follow your personal joy. As is true in 3D retirement, you must reinvent yourself by accessing your unique joys so those of the second and beyond waves know they too can retire joyfully once their earth-saving role is complete. 


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