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Plukrijp.be vzw – Upside-down the good newsletter
2021 – week 33
Upside down = instead of announcing what we plan to do
(& most often find out we do not need to do), we relate what we really did
Building communities of trust is fundamental
to healing our collective wound.
At Plukrijp, we offer spaces of transparency and solidarity.
The community allows people to encounter each other
in truth and so develop trust.
We do the garden for YOUPlukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow man = UBUNTU.
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” : https://plukrijp.be/en/op-dit-moment-te-oogsten
If you want to volunteer at Plukrijp,
feel free to send your request to
This week @ Plukrijp
Harvested a lot of delicious and beautiful green beans
Planted cabbages in the open tunnels, salads and endives in the long low beds and on the central field at Hei
Weeded and scratched the Hei and the open tunnels
Seeded corn salad and turnips, seeded mustard at Jos’ place
Cleaned some chervil seed
Repaired trailers, moved wood and went (again) snail hunting
Interesting Movies & Documentaries
Adyashanti – Letting Go of Fear
Adyashanti – Letting Go of Struggle
A legacy of the 60s: Wozard of Iz
A gift of Love
Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi Balkhi was a 13th century Muslim Sufi saint. After so many centuries his message of Love is being rediscovered and spread by people around the world. Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi Balkhi or as commonly known as Rumi has written a few books among them is his famous Masnavi in Persian language. His main theme in his books are Love of Allah(god), which made him love humanity, nature and everything good. In his burning in the flame of love he has written many poems and couplets. The Love of Allah was ignited in his heart by his spiritual teacher(Murshid/ Shaikh) Shams e Tabrizi who took Rumi as his only student(seeker/ salik) throughout his life. To this day Rumi’s spiritual tradition continues known as Mevlavi Spiritual Order of Islamic Sufism( similar to Naqshbandia, Qadriya, Chistia, Soharwardia, Naqshbandiah Owaisiah spiritual orders), they are also known as whirling dervishes. Rumi’s message is of Love, which people need the most in these days. There is great wisdom in his poetry and his message of Love is for all.
Seek Silence – A Green Renaissance Production
How to find our way through the cooked-up ‘data”?
Wozard of Iz: Man with the Word
‘Man with the Word’ from The Wozard of Iz – An Electronic Odyssey by Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson (1968)
It has long been suspected that although his books are universally classified as “comic fantasy,” Sir Terry Pratchett doesn’t really write fantasy at all. Sure, the majority of his literary output takes place on a flat world, carried through space on the backs of four humongous elephants, who in turn are supported by the gigantic turtle named the Great A’Tuin. And certainly this world is populated with witches and wizards, vampires, werewolves and zombies, trolls and dwarves and blue-skinned six-inch-high warriors. But all that is merely set-dressing. Over the years, the Discworld books have evolved from parodies of fantasy, to fantasy as parody of everything else, to satirical fiction that uses fantastical elements as a lens to view our own society.
Set in the slums of 17th Century London, Terry Pratchett recounts the self-discovery of ‘Dodger’, a 17 year old ‘Tosher’ (one who scavenges in the sewers for valuables lost forevermore to those above). His life in the dredges of this crowded and shanty city involves many-a quick witted dodging of undesirable consequences, questions, and invitations to more dereliction, if he’s to keep his head above the scummy, roaring Thames, that is.. Through a rolling of events he could never have imagined being a part of, things begin to invite him to not be a chess piece in this derelection, but an active player, provoking and dodging, seemingly in the same movement, revealing to himself the many games a streetwise, light-footed, and loose-moraled manish-boy can play with other active players to make them bite them bite their own tails, as it were.
In a time that feels much akin to London’s hungry river Thames, Dodger teaches us to play with the cards we’ve been dealt, all the while not thinking we are above sneaking a card or two into our sleeves if it means getting out alive. With an invitation to know what we are at our core and test the limits of what we take on as morals, Terry Pratchett shares with us the Art of Dodging as a fighting style that keeps us on our feet, out of trouble, and with an up on the game.
“The games we play are lessons we learn.
The assumptions we make, things we ignore,
and things we change make us what we become.”
The absolutely full state of consciousness
is a joyously expanded field of awareness
free of mental filters or projections;
it is the opening to and welcoming in
of the whole of the present moment without conditions;
it is the granting of the heart’s consent to the moment as it is,
releasing mental fantasies of how it could or should be;
and it is the feeling of deep connection and presence
that comes from surrendering into true intimacy with the qualia of reality
as they oﬀers themselves and permeate awareness in the now.
In this state, one’s innermost being is revealed as it really is:
permeating the whole of reality
and filled with the joy of experiencing what is.
– Translation Vijnana Bhairava Tantra by C. Wallis
Interesting Tool from the Tibetansto recognize the traps and remedies on our spiritual journey
Teachings on the Six Realms
1. DEMON REALM / HELL REALM
State of mind: tight/restricted/pain
Quotes: “they hate me!”; “why me?”; “it’s not fair!”
Root of suffering: resistance to reality
Attitude to practice: it’s so difficult, even tortuous; environment is inhospitable
ANTIDOTES : take 100% responsibility for your situation; accept pain with patience and fortitude as a gift; drop the victim story; deep surrender; relax and flow; send LOVE to all those stuck in this realm.
PURIFICATION of hell realm: unconditioned flow and ease
2. HUNGRY GHOST REALM
Nutshell: searching for the ‘missing piece’ outside oneself / scarcity-consciousness
Emotion: self-pity / (veiled) desperation
State of mind: insatiable grasping / false humility
Quotes: “if only…”; “it would be better if…”
Root of suffering: strong primordial impurity (thinking oneself imperfect)
Spiritual façade: the humble seeker
Attitude to practice: need more instruction before I can practice, or I need a
savior, or a magic bullet, or the next fashionable teaching
ANTIDOTES : wake up to maṇḍala of nourishment all around; cultivate innate sense of fullness, ignoring disbelief of the mind; faith and trust; send GENEROSITY to all those stuck in this realm
PURIFICATION of hungry ghost realm: fulfillment, contentment, allowing desire to be there without needing to satisfy
3. ANIMAL REALM
Essence: need for comfort/’safety’ AND fear of real intimacy
Emotion: lust, compulsive desire / laziness
State of mind: numb/fearful, lazy yet compulsive, neglectful, territorial
Quotes: “I’m fine like I am”; “if it feels good, do it”; “don’t harsh my mellow”
Root of suffering: don’t want to show up, be vulnerable, be uncomfortable
Spiritual façade: faithful devotee
Attitude to practice: only the easy ones
ANTIDOTES : lean into your edge (out of comfort zone); let vulnerability be your armor; let people in; nourish yourself (with reflection from others); serve your kula; send wisdom through self-reflection to all those stuck in this realm.
PURIFICATION of animal realm: harmony, compassion, overflowing boundaries, interbeing
4. TITAN REALM
Nutshell: self-worth proven by accomplishments and in comparison to others
Emotions: jealousy, envy, pride
State of mind: competitive, contemptuous, defensive
Quotes: “I deserve to have and be the best, and I’ll make it happen”; “If I could only control situations using my intelligence and energy, I would make things turn out like they should”
Root of suffering: belief that happiness follows total power and control; need to dominate
Spiritual façade: defender of the faith; self-righteous critic
Attitude to practice: nothing’s too tough for me, let me prove it
ANTIDOTES : humble yourself, service, sincere practice; cultivate vulnerability and harmony; believe in others’ love; surrender attachment to recognition; working together with a team or kula; send PEACE & HARMONY to all those in this realm
PURIFICATION of titan realm: harmony, seeing and evoking the best in others
5. GOD REALM
Nutshell: the need to believe oneself ‘special’ and elevated
Emotion: infatuation (sometimes disguised as passion)
State of mind: arrogance, blissful positivism, narcissistic self-concern
Quotes: “don’t you know who I am?”; “I am my own Guru, and I am awakening
through my personal power and special connection to the Divine.”
Root of suffering: attachment to spiritual highs and to artificially positive self-image
Spiritual façade: almost realized, highly evolved & refined being
Attitude to practice: “I don’t really need it anymore, I just contemplate my own divinity”
ANTIDOTE : humility; effort; get real; inject some healthy challenge; get in touch with your suffering and longing; foundational practices; give up refinement project; send COMPASSION to all those stuck in this realm
PURIFICATION of god realm: sense of spacious wonder (spontaneously arising from connection to your true nature & real situation); but careful of attachment to that as new form of pleasure!
6. HUMAN – MIND REALM
Nutshell: the need to feel in control through ‘understanding’
Emotions: insecurity, fear
State of mind: analytical, critical, talky, escapist
Quotes: “life will be perfect when we can perfectly figure it all out”; “if I had more info, I could figure it out”; “when I meet the right person, the one who gets me, then I’ll be open and loving.”
Spiritual façade: master of the scriptural wisdom & models of understanding•
Attitude to practice: insight alone is required
ANTIDOTE : get real; don’t project; don’t spin stories; don’t mistake understanding for knowing (map is not territory); release self-images; accept uncertainty; stay fresh and open to change; send OPENNESS to all those stuck in this realm
PURIFICATION of the human realm: the sheer raw real aliveness of not knowing; being in Presence; ever-fresh, moment-to-moment, unmediated by concepts
FIND YOUR TRIBE OF FELLOW WARRIORS
written by Bernhard Guenther
KNOW WHO YOU ARE in your authentic embodied self. Your true self/essence can never be harmed or silenced. It rests in peace and its pure state is JOY regardless of external circumstances.
A warrior is joyful, clear about the challenges ahead and he doesn’t complain. He takes on any challenge and battle while never forgetting himself, the task at hand, and why he incarnated.
But don’t mistake his joy for “niceness” or blind compassion. He is fierce, direct, and the destroyer of illusions. He is detached from the opinions of others and can’t be bought.
The collective ego slumber of the consensus state of the programmed masses will always project their shadow on him for his LIGHT is a threat to the comfortable sleep they worship as they defend the chains they are in.
Their time will come but for now, the spitting of humanity is at full force. It’s a necessary split in light of the evolution of consciousness, so FIND YOUR TRIBE OF FELLOW WARRIORS, not just “like-minded” folks but warriors who are also engaged in the same work, within and without. Be a lion, not a sheep, and find the other lions.
The warrior’s only allegiance is to God/the Divine while he uses the necessary polarization and friction as the ferment for his own soul evolution, keeping the alchemical flame burning in his heart, transmuting lead into gold which radiates outward into the world with unforeseen ripple effects.
This is the spiritual warrior YOU are called to be in service to the Divine in whatever way HE manifests through you in alignment with the unique gifts you have to offer to the world [and still may discover] and soul lessons to learn along the way.
This path and calling in alignment with Divine Will will interfere with your personality, who you “think” you are, your past desires, aims, and goals of what you thought you “wanted” and all your attachments.
This is a time of letting go too, focusing on what really matters so you can be more efficient in your task and essentially find TRUE love and fulfillment which only the Divine can give.
You are needed during this Time of Transition. No one said this was going to be easy but you were made for these times. Make peace with death for this is the only way to conquer any fear; accept the mission and rejoice.
These are magnificent times to be alive considering the opportunity presented, so be grateful! But the only way out is in and through, hence the DARK needs to be made conscious of within and without.
Yaweran Masseme – Song for Peace
“Come and drink from the cup of love. Who has not been drunk on this love, will not know the mystery of the Oneness and the Unique”
from MASS PSYCHOSIS – How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL
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