Quotes from Dr. Dyers New Book and Movie, “The Shift”

Dr. Wayne Dyer has a new book out called “The Shift” based on a movie he created.  I got to read some exerpts from it this morning over at the Hay House website.  I enjoyed these two quotes and thought I’d pass them along.  Gives a person a lot to think about.

From “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder

“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”


Sir Laurens Vander Post from “Hasten Slowly” a film by Micky Lemle,

“There is ultimately only one thing that makes human beings deeply and profoundly bitter, and that is to have thrust upon them a life without meaning.


I wish you all a blessed life of peace, love, hope and meaning.

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You Are the World…a post by Dr. Wayne Dyer

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You Are the World

4/29/10 at 10:45 am | No Comments   by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Ask yourself what you have to give away. Keeping in mind that your purpose is always about giving, loving, and serving, the question of what you will be able to give away as your purposeful mission becomes paramount. It doesn’t take any extra special intelligence to know this simple truth: You cannot give away what you don’t have. If you don’t have any money, obviously you can’t give money away. The same principle applies to your contribution to the spiritual revolution that is now taking place in our world.

If you don’t have love, harmony, and peace within you, then you can’t contribute these qualities. If you have anxiety, stress, fear, anger, and tension within, that is all that you will be able to give away. We cannot go on thinking in divisive ways if we want to bring about unity on our planet. We cannot go on thinking in militant ways if we want to bring peace to our world. We cannot go on thinking in hateful ways if we want to bring love to our world.

Each thought that develops into a helping, purposeful, loving act is your contribution. It matters not what others say or do—they have their own destinies to fulfill. When someone sends you criticism or hate, you can respond only with what you have inside. If harmony and peace reside within because that is how you have chosen to think, then that is what you will have to give away. In that moment you have made a difference. You have manifested a miracle into the world.

The words of Michael Jackson, “We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a better world so let’s start giving,” reflect a truly spiritual message.

You truly are the world, and your thoughts do make all the difference. Have reverence for your mind. Treat your invisible inner reality with sacred blissful appreciation, and know that you are capable of bringing about miracles. Every thought you have of love and harmony is one more atom aligning itself toward the spiritual revolution that is occurring even as you read these words. Increasingly, people are believing in their own divinity and trusting in the divine wisdom that created them. More and more people are using their invisible thoughts to visualize a better, safer, cleaner, more responsible, more loving world. We all make a difference. Our presence here is a divine necessity. Perfect and purposeful. We will see a miracle-laden world when we embrace the responsibility for creating it.

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Fifty Goats and a Dream

A nice article about a DGI member published in New York Magazine.

The Urban Forager – Todd and Shereen Wilcox Debut Their Goat Cheese at the Union Square Greenmarket — New York Magazine

The Urban Forager: Fifty Goats and a Dream

A former city couple follow their farmstead bliss.

Ardith Mae Farm goat cheeses, clockwise from top left: Doolan; wedge of Mammuth; Bigelo pyramid; Mammuth; Henry; washed-rind Bevan.

(Photo: Hannah Whitaker)

Five years ago, Todd and Shereen Wilcox were living in Williamsburg. He worked in advertising; she was a night-shift baker at Amy’s Bread. Both loved cheese, farmer’s markets, and the weekends they spent at a fishing cabin in the relative wilds of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Ready for a permanent change, Shereen interned at Bedford Cheese Shop, and the couple moved to Vermont to apprentice at a goat dairy farm before finding 35 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania to build their own. They named the farm after Todd’s grandmother, Ardith Mae.

This Friday, the Wilcoxes debut their product line at Union Square Greenmarket, after selling at smaller Upper West Side and Brooklyn outposts for over a year. (In the farmer’s market hierarchy, this is hitting the big time.) The couple’s cheeses have also recently become available at Lucy’s Whey, Marlow & Daughters, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Bklyn Larder—the sort of purveyors that champion small, sustainable local business like Ardith Mae Farm, which recycles its milk-house water and rotationally browses (goats “browse,” rather than graze) its herd of 40 or 50 Saanen and LaMancha goats on raspberry, saplings, and shrubs. Whether the fruity, woodsy nuances of their foraged diet is detectable in their milk is up for debate, but the cheese it yields is creamy and rich: buttery in the case of the Camembert-like Mammuth, pleasingly chalky in the soft-ripened Doolan and ash-coated Bigelo, and delectably tangy in the fresh chèvre. There’s also an aged, natural-rind raw-milk cheese called Henry, and the slightly stinky washed-rind Bevan. It’s named for the Wilcoxes’ neighbor, a logger, but he shouldn’t take it personally. It’s so good, though, maybe he should.

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What’s New in the Garden and at the Market?

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Not a whole lot is new, but I do have quite a few tomato plants that have come up.  They are the non-hybrid varieties, lots of stripes, purples, etc. Hopefully we can get them in the ground and growing very soon.  The calender says we are done with frost for the year. I hope so.

I’ve been raking the goat yard every day, and puting the waste, which is mixed with hay and shavings, into a new compost bin I built from wire.  I can see that the wire composter will soon outgrow all the waste products we create here, so I’m just going to open-compost most of it, and  use some of it in the wire composters.  My thought is that I can bury kitchen wastes in the center, or at least layer them so the dogs will stay out of my compost.  I compost tea bags, fruit rinds, milk filters, etc. and the dogs love dragging those things all over the yard.  I used tent stakes to hopefully tie the wire composter to the ground, and somewhat carefully layered my old pile and a few wheelbarrows of new goat yard waste into the bin.

The horse pasture could really use a poop-cleaning, but we’re about to renovate that pasture, as soon as I get fencing up in the new pasture, so I decided to leave it be and drag it as soon as we move the horses off it.  It looks a mess!  Five horses and two male goats on about a one acre dry lot?  NOT pretty!  But, I do keep Caritas off of it during the day, he is already in the new pasture…fenced in with yarn and thumbtacks…what a good horse, and the grass in the dry lot is trying really hard to grow.  I can’t wait to apply the raw milk to it, drag it, and apply compost tea if I can ever get all this stuff composted.

Exciting stuff!

I visited my new market this week.  I met with the market managers, gave them samples of my products, talked over all the details, etc. I am so excited!  The market is lovely and INDOORS!  I’ll have 12 feet of space and two tables available to use.  I only have to bring my products and props!  What a difference from the festival I did in the fall where I had to bring tables, canopy, set up on the sidewalk, etc.  Plus I can drive right up to the ramps to unload…now, I just need a wheeled cart that will fit in my car!

The market is the Community Market in Danville, at the Crossing At the Dan.  You can see the website at the following link. Danville, VA – Official Website – Farmers’ Market It’s very historic and the building has lovely 100+ year old floors, varnished to a dazzling shine.  The market is open on both sides for a good flow, but all the big roll up doors can be closed if needed due to weather. The back of the market is in a bit of a mess as they are building a new parking lot.  The market has outgrown it’s current parking and I’ll actually have to take a shuttle to and from my car!   There is plenty of parking in the front of the building though, and also along the sidewalks, so you shouldn’t have a problem with it.  There is also a shuttle that runs continuously from a large parking lot to the market, and there should not be much waiting for it to run.

Opening day is May 1st!  Our booth will be between the crafts and the produce, kind of in the middle section.  There will also be produce vendors set up outside and there will be lots going on to celebrate the opening of the market.  The first 750 people also get a free tomato plant!  So, if you’re going, get there early! Hopefully CG will also be there with me…depends on his work schedule.

Hope to see you at the market some time, we plan to be there on Saturday’s for the duration of the market season.  If you’re a blog reader, let us know!

Danville, VA – Official Website – Farmers’ Market

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Just Saying Hi

We had a very busy weekend…don’t have time to write much right now.

We’ve been working on organizing the yard.  Well, that’s been my project for a while now.  CG was off yesterday and helped me do a few things and we got a lot done.

We’re using the chickens as trash digger-uppers, and they are doing a marvelous job.  We can walk across the yard now and not have to bend over 15 times to pick up little bits of hair curlers, screws, nails, papers, wood, garbage, etc.

We moved a pile of wood to an indoor area, out of sight.  We got the old bikes and lawn chairs that I’m going to paint put inside the garage and we took off another load of trash we got off the property.  (A never ending task I’m thinking.)

The wood pile was a biggy.  There were nails in the wood and after I stepped on a nail the other day and had to go get a tetnus shot, I realized just how dangerous those boards were with nails sticking up everywhere.  At least they were piled up and we could see them…most of the time.  Anyway, they are no longer taking up yard space.

CG took down a really old satellite arm off of one of our cedar trees.  It had wires attached to it to.  We moved some tin and rocks and were able to mow and weed eat that area which looks so much nicer now.

CG actually took the weekend off to work on the bathroom.  We didn’t get much of that done.  It was just so beautiful outside.  He’s always at work during the day, in a hurry in the morning, tired in the evening and at those times the animals are always hollering as those are feeding and milking  times.

After the animals are cared for, they lay around all day…very quiet.  He was surprised at how peaceful it was during day.  We have soooo many beautiful trees.  We feel like we live in a park.  Almost the entire yard is shaded.  But not the dark shade like you’d have living deep in a forest, but a lighter, sun-filtering, shade.  Hard to explain but it’s nice after living in a trailer for the last couple of years out in the middle of nothing, the closest tree over a 100 feet away.  I am really appreciating all these trees. And the fact that they’ll drop loads of spikey chesnuts and walnuts all over the place isn’t even bothering me right now.

And the pastures have plenty of shade too.  Even more important.

Yep, the house needs tons of work, but we sure like where we’re at.

Wishing you a beautiful day.

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