Are you able to find any PEACE these days? It sure seems like we are experiencing an on slot of challenges and disaster. It’s pretty easy to get over whelmed with this chaos and fear, but at the same time we are drawn to this pool of pain; just to feel SOMETHING! The taste of powerful feelings is intoxicating, so maybe we dive in; only to find that the current takes you under! Why and what are we searching for? Why do we feel so empty and incomplete? WE HAVE been duped into believing that happiness comes in the form of paper, so if you wanna be happy you best get a job! What!? Nothing wrong with doing what you love; to improve yourself or your surroundings, but don’t fall into being a slave for this phony charade that has gone on long enough. All the while we chase around the rat wheel; we are disconnected to the real source of all life:
The greatest deception humans have ever experienced is this seperation from source. We have been convinced so thoroughly that human bodies are flawed, chemicals are better and corporate science knows best. Through this conditioning we willingly destroy the very home under our feet! Our destruction of the planet Earth IS complete insanity. There are no excuses for US. We have only ourselves to blame and WE are the only ones who can change course. The sinking ship is large, but it CAN be turned around. It may take a lifetime or two, but we best get started now. Every decision we make from how we live our life to who and what we support is the way to HEAL the wounds and live in harmony with this place. There is peace to be found in the natural world, just step off of the rat wheel and try it!
WE MADE IT. Here we are at the Vernal (spring) Equinox 2013! You may be growing tired of this ^crazy^ man telling you to set your intentions for the year NOW, but I have learned from experience that if you do; they will very likely come true. (So be careful what you wish for dears!) YOU HAVE the POWER to over come in your thoughts, actions and feelings. So often we give this power to others: media, doctors, schools, churches, governments and all the other bullies on the block. Ha! Why do we do this?…because it’s easier to do what you’re told and not be free. From the very first minutes of life on this amazing planet our conditioning begins. This system is passed down from those who were trained before US; by those who were trained before them and so on. It is time to end these cycles of deception and destruction!
May our paths and intentions cross this year!
Much love always,
P.S. Only 6 months left until Barter Fest September 21st, 2013!
Work continues on the new Leon Boots record which the cards are saying will be released sometime in 2013. Darin & Aaron have been writing & playing music together since before they were old enough to drive and in the early days they would travel to practice by boat across the lake. Over the years these boys have shared multiple projects including amazing bands like: “Aaron America” and “United”. We feel so very fortunate to be assisting with the Leon Boots project. I have posted a few works in progress from the new album at:
2013 has already been one hell of a year and we’ll be to the Spring Equinox in 10 days! Do you have your intentions ready for the ancient new year: the Spring Equinox? Trust me: this is the REAL time to set your goals for the year. Together let’s keep the magic flowing! Our gifts and abilities are growing stronger day after day and if we join forces; there’s no telling what we can create! As always, so glad to share this experience with you.
The duo Dorthy Fix will be making two pubic appearances in February 2013. You can catch them at the Northsider Tavern in Moorhead, MN on Friday the 22nd. DF will share the corralled stage with: Alien Brain & the Jugular Vein, The Boss Cello Quartet and Chrissie Jo and the Gob. This show is scheduled to start at 10 pm sharp, so come on out and reconnect with independent music in Moorhead!
Two thousand thirteen marks a decade of music making for Dorthy Fix! This winter weekend getaway will present DF a chance to debut many new songs from their upcoming double album “Heavy Meddle”. Looking forward to casting audio magic across the land…come check it out!
As we come to the end of Capricorn into Aquarius 2013, I can’t help but feel rebelliousness stirring within! After living through the “end days” of the past couple of months; I am growing tired of the endless fear propaganda. Our time here is short. Many have came before us and many will follow. It is up to US to make the most of this short time without leaving the place a dump. Unless you were born as some kind of Tarzan in the woods, raised by mother nature herself; you have been conditioned to except the designed reality that has been presented to you. For myself it has taken many years to realize that there is nothing wrong with questioning this existence! The process of transformation is a long and gradual trail. At times the scale of the deception can become overwhelming. When you come to these places, along the trail, it is helpful to know that you are not alone. Push ahead and reach out to others. Together with your combined perception, you may discover a path that will take you to higher ground. Don’t forget: when it comes to this incredible vessel that is the human body; the equation is [crap in=crap out]! Be very carful of what you are ingesting both physically and mentally. The more you cleanse yourself of these built up toxins, the more abilities you will rediscover. Possibly the largest benefit of a properly working body is that you will once again be able to trust your instincts. This is very helpful when wading through rivers of waist high bullshit!
Last year DF had a blast getting to meet and hear other performers from this area. Can’t think of a better way to spend this once in a many many lifetime Winter Solstice that coincides with the end of the Mayan Calendar! Yes, exciting times we are living in my friends!! What is gonna happen? Who knows, but no matter what when we come together as a community we will over come.
This portion of the seasonal cycle is the perfect time to reflect on your past year’s experiences. Did your intentions for the year bear fruit? No matter what, I doubt that anyone will forget 2012 any time soon. With the increase of light we can start to plan for the new year and new round of intentions at the Spring Equinox. How are you gonna take the wheel of your life and steer it in a better direction? As always, we are so very thankful to share this experience with you dears.
Can you feel the wave of energy from this year’s Barter Fest? Hewitt still does and so do we! For three autumns in a row, humans from this region and beyond have came together to create a power plant of positive energy for Stowe Prairie and the rest of the Universe right here in the heart of Hewitt, MN population 267!
Barter Fest has brought a new community together every year, strengthening local and regional connections. Rekindling a reliance on one another for goods and services while celebrating life, this is what Barter Fest is all about! A huge ThANK YOU to all souls who attended, performed, volunteered or just sent well wishes to this year’s Barter Fest! Together we made it happen!
Barter Fest 2012 has arrived! Set on the Autumn Equinox, this year promises to be remembered. Once again the weather is cool so don’t forget to dress warm. In Minnesota, it’s never to early to break out the long underwear! Always sexier to undress than dress! So, get here and lets celebrate this experience that is Barter Fest, together!
Yesterday Smokey the dog and I discovered a vortex in Hewitt!
Could this be one of the reasons why so many interesting people have ended up in Hewitt! The energy at the center of the vortex is very powerful. Both Smokey and I felt disorientated at first, but after awhile I started to feel grounded and aligned. You wouldn’t want to spend too much time in the vortex, but a little while seems helpful. After some time meditating, I opened my eyes towards the woods to find a well worn trail, so we followed it. Seems we aren’t the only creatures who enjoy a little time in the vortex!
The trail was made by a shorter being than I and it split into different directions. The path that we chose took us to a wide open part of the river that I had never experienced before. On the way back I noticed many large piles of poop along the trail. These piles were much larger than what a cow would make, but a similar style.
I am very thankful to have came across this vortex! Looking forward to sharing this discovery with others. Chances are you have vortexes near you, now you just have to find them!
This year for Independents Day we decided to drive our own sand point well here at camp. After 33 days and many lessons learned we now have free water! Why run a point you may ask? Answer: the chemicals silly. Why water your garden with fluoride and chlorine?
As you can see we hit sand and gravel 2.5 feet down. You would think that this would make for easy pounding, but their was nothing easy about driving this sand point. The post pounder that we had borrowed had a broken handle on one side and after awhile the other handle came loose. Lesson one: you can borrow or rent for cheap a heavy duty reinforced post pounder from most hardware stores. If I would have known this, I would have still been able to write my name for a few days after pounding. This brings us to lesson two: find some friends and neighbors to help you drive the well. We were fortunate to have help from our neighbors on this project, but let me tell you the MORE THE MERRIER!
So at the end of the first day our pipe had started to slant to one side because we had hit a rock, but after discovering water at 14 feet, I was still hopeful that everything would work out. The next morning I pounded a few more feet until the pipe broke about 8 feet down! Lesson three: shop around for your well supplies cause this shit ain’t cheep! We were hell bent on driving this point for the 4th of July so I had just picked everything up at one place. Now that I had to do it all again I found out that the farm supply stores are a good place to find the cheapest point, but you want to buy your pipe at a hardware store that threads pipe. So rather than dowsing to find the “easiest” place for my next attempt, I just moved a few feet over and started the pounding process again. This time I hit water at 14 feet, but had read ONLINE that you want to drive the well until the pipe will stay filled with water when you pour down it. This caused me to drive down to 21 feet, but when I tried the pump, it had pressure but no water came out. Lesson 4 & 5: it’s best to find someone who has lived through a few sagas and for me this person was the guy at the pipe threading hardware store. He informed me that no you don’t need the pipe to stay filled with water and that I had likely drove the well too deep! So next the neighbors and I tried to exhume this dead well with a bumper jack which was no easy task for us or the jack, so finally the jack gave up and broke. This lead to asking for help from a different neighbor who has a few large toys to play with and I’m glad I did because the well was so stuck in the clay that the back tires of the front end loader started to come off the ground and then finally the point resurfaced.
So when I went to the threading store to pickup the pounder for the 4th time, I asked if I could drive down the same hole as before and the answer was yes. A few hours later I was taking one of the coldest/best feeling showers of my life! At first the water was pretty silty, but after pumping for awhile it started to clean up. The water tastes great, just like old fashioned farm water, but I do plan to send it in to be tested before sharing it with anyone. A good sign is that Smokey the dog likes it. The best part is now the produce from our garden will be chemical free. If you are still living in the fluoride fog, I recommend checking this site out: http://www.fluoridealert.org/
It is time we ended this forced flawed experiment!
You will be able to hear what Dorthy Fix has been up to on Aug. 16th at the Red Raven in Fargo and at Planet Supply/Red Bird Music store in St. Croix Falls, WI on Aug. 18th! These two shows along with Aug. 17th in Minneapolis will be with friends Leon Boots. Together the two groups will be spreading the word for this year’s Barter Fest: September 22nd, 2012. Hope to see you out!