Latest update from Into the Wild
The wonderful Julie Felix, playing at our Spring Festival in 10 days time 🙂 Time to get out, Into the wild!
2 days ago
We are offering this book for free especially at this time when most of humanity is grounded.
Sufi is a tale to read together or alone for any age, and also accessible to anyone. Lets hope you enjoy them . Follow the link and it downloads as a pdf for you phone, tablet or computer. A chapter each day is a good way to go. Much love to all. Xxx
“Sufii is a timeless story of the search for true happiness and enlightenment. Weaving an ancient indian parable, Sufi is a journey of life, love and longing. It is a timeless story about the great mysteries of life. Like the Alchemist, it is a story that can appeal to people of any age and from any culture. Set to be a classic in its own right, Sufi can be enjoyed by any age, culture or religion, as it steps beyond all defined boundaries, pointing to the heart. Just follow the link then tap on the image to download a free pdf which you can read on your device.
4 days ago
To all the incredible health carers who work tirelessly and selflessly for the benefit of all beings. They are the real heroes and Bodhisattvas both physically and spiritually in this world.
May they be recognised now and in future for the gifts they give to society.
May they be treated with loving kindness and compassion by all they meet.
May as a society, we move away honouring the false icons of fame and fortune to truly honour what’s essential in life.
May all beings be free of suffering.
Into the Wild is committed to giving a percentage of free tickets to families of NHS doctors and nurses and workers to come along to each of our events for free each year.
Maybe we can start a movement to support this across the board.
Their commitment reminds us of this beautiful ancient Tibetan prayer;
For all the beings ailing in the world,
Until their sickness has been healed,
May I become the doctor and the cure,
And may I nurse them back to health.
Bringing down a shower of food and drink,
May I dispel the pains of thirst and hunger,
And in those times of scarcity and famine,
May I myself appear as food and drink.
For all beings who are destitute and poor,
May I be a treasure, unending in supply,
A source of all that they might call for,
Accessible always and close by.
My own body and all that I possess,
My past, present and future virtues—
I dedicate them all, withholding nothing,
To bring about the benefit of beings.
By letting go of all I shall attain nirvāṇa,
The transcendence of misery I seek,
Since everything must finally be abandoned,
It would be best if I gave it all away.
May those who insult me to my face,
Or cause me harm in any other way,
Even those who disparage me in secret,
Have the good fortune to awaken.
May I be a guard for those without one,
A guide for all who journey on the road,
May I become a boat, a raft or bridge,
For all who wish to cross the water.
May I be an isle for those desiring landfall,
And a lamp for those who wish for light,
May I be a bed for those who need to rest,
And a servant for all who live in need.
May I become a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
A powerful mantra and a medicine of wonder.
May I be a tree of miracles granting every wish,
And a cow of plenty sustaining all the world.
Like the earth and other great elements,
And like space itself, may I remain forever,
To support the lives of boundless beings,
By providing all that they might need.
Just so, in all the realms of beings,
As far as space itself pervades,
May I be a source of all that life requires,
Until beings pass beyond saṃsāra’s pain.
A guide to the Bodhisattvas way of life; Shantideva
( A Bodhisattva is one who dedicates their lives to the happiness of all beings and vows to free them from suffering in the Buddhist tradition) endless love and blessings xxx ...
Darlings Should all get a 2 month holiday after this. Swsp wages with the politicialns and senior management beurocats
Oh your poor sore faces , thankyou for all you are doing ❤👏❤
Om Shanta Leon for putting this out there 🕉
It's about time money was put into designing better protective equipment that doesn't injure these poor Nurses and Docs. All the great inventions in the world, it can't be that difficult. 😟💙
Bless you xx
The bruise of honour
I have MASSIVE respect for all the nhs workers but I don’t understand why they are being bruised by the masks, some of us work with these on all day everyday and don’t get bruises just temporary red marks. Hats off to them all tho we would be screwed without there selfless efforts ♥️
Good bless aii the doctor and nurse and all the staff
Mollie Jacobs are these pictures for real? How is your face my darling? I hope you’re ok. Thinking of you xxxx
These are the heroines and heroes who have made the NHS invulnerable to any further threatened cuts. No political party can now be seen to be undermining the NHS.
Dedication is out of this world. From the bottom of our souls we can only thank you. Inspirational people ♥️
There will never be enough thanks. ❤
Where are all the suits with integrated masks? You are absolute hero's!
Much love and respect to you all.
They have to put the masks back on next shift on top of the bruises! My god - overwhelming gratitude to all nhs workers and support staff 😰❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you ❤️
Thank you for all that you do 🙏❤️
Such great work everyone 🥰😍😘🙌🥳
Thank you so much! ❤️💪🏼
Thank you ❤️
How do we apply for the free tickets?
Thank you for the recognition & the beautiful post. Strength and blessings 🙏🏻💕✨
7 days ago
Bat shit crazy!
These are times like no other. In reality no time is like any other, for everything is always in flux, forever changing. Often however humans don’t notice it so much in our hum drum mediocrity of manicured lives, selling our souls to put bread on the table and pay the bills. But for once the saying is pretty accurate, things have gone bat shit crazy!
Let’s start at the beginning, by looking at how this most likely started., we can see that humanity’s relationship with the natural world has become untenable. Yes, there are various theories whether it is man-made or not? In reality, whatever way we look at it, it is man-made, whether from a wild animal market in Wuhan or. a bat biting a scientist in some top-secret lab, either way its humans screwing around with the natural world that started this whole fiasco.
I don’t know if you’ve been to China, it’s a beautiful country, with an incredible culture, yet with a very dubious food culture when it comes to wild animals. When I went with my Mum 7 years ago, we never really knew what we were ordering as most menus were in Chinese, which is fair enough. But it would get dicey.
The final straw for me was when I ordered a soup and it came full of tiny baby frogs, let’s just say, not my cup of green tea. I spend the rest of the trip eating mainly French fries and plain noodles, I was literally scared to eat. I lost a fair few pounds on that soiree. In the market were caged dogs, ready to eat, cats, pangolins, monkeys and all sorts of animals, it was and still is desperately sad. There seems to be no limit to what’s on the menu.
They reckon that this disease probably came from a bat or pangolin. Pangolin is one of the most trafficked animals in the world because they are used in Chinese traditional medicine for a variety of ailments including excessive anxiety and hysterical crying in children, women thought to be possessed by devils and ogres,. Now they are critically endangered.
As for eating bats. Even next door in Tibet it's worth noting that eating bats was forbidden as early as the 8th century, being identified as a source of disease and toxicity during the time of Trisong Detsen: It seems kind of obvious it’s not cool to eat bats, but humans in their greed and stupidity will do anything it seems. The first thing that should happen if we have any sense, is to shut the wild animal markets down, to stop the crazy slaughter and cruelty that creates a terror like Corvid - 19 in the first place.
But this is not just about the markets in Wuhan, even though China should take some responsibility for this chaos. What the Chinese government did in Tibet and continues to do, is a genocide that no country wants to talk about. Its hid under the prayer mat of history, easily forgotten because countries just care about trade and profit, not about the countless lives of the nameless.
Our culture is no different, consuming everything in its path, we act like hungry ghosts eating everything like locusts. We wander the different realms, swallowing up anything our insatiable egos can grasp, to try and find some sense of satisfaction or fulfilment for a brief moment before we are off for the next meal. Watching the crazy arse Tiger King on Netflix was no different, the cruel and degenerate redneck culture in the good ole US of A is as ruthless. It doesn’t take much to see how despots like President Li or Trump get in power, ignorance and stupidity reign over these realms of samsara.
There are more captives Tigers in private ownership in the States than there are left in the wild, that’s how screwed up our society is. All these things, the cruel markets, treatment of wild animals in America, factory farms, multinational burger joints, arms sales, proxy wars, the list is endless are all the games of man.
Yet one thing is for sure, earth will be here long after these fragments of mind have fallen to dust. It will reincarnate itself in infinite forms, beyond the crazed games and struggles of man. It conjures one to reflect on the stupidity of man’s folly, his puffed-up arrogance, his fall into pride and narcissism. That like a tangled web, the simplicity of relationship is lost between man and earth and between ourselves as we cause the imagined realm of ego to be our illusory reference point.
Maybe this reflection that’s shining in our mirror right now, is showing us that we are the ones that are bat shit crazy! That we are the virus on the earth, that we have forgotten that we are nothing but embodiments of nature and through our clever but stupid little minds we forgot and imagined we were somehow separate, Creating gods and deities in our own image, we imagined we were kings and queens of the world. Only to be dethroned and humbled by the very nature that brought us here in the first place.
Maybe this is natures immunity, fighting back against the very humanity that threatens her very survival and much of the other species we share this planet with. Either way it’s not personal, nature is ruthless and savage in the primordial drive for survival. Maybe, just maybe we might learn from this, we might actually pay attention to the messages that are coming to us every day, from the bush fires and melting ice caps. Little did we care when we hear of other species and the earth being ravaged as we sip our coconut lattes over the Sunday papers.
Maybe this is our opportunity, our very survival is on the line, maybe it’s time to stop being so bat shit cray!
Deja Hu ...
2 weeks ago
The degree you are intimate with the unwanted within, is the degree that you are able to be intimate with another.
If you have not provided shelter for the darkness inside you, how will you ever hold the darkness of the Beloved?
Now is the time,
to remember that which really matters.
Do not threat over the shimmering future
Or regret the ashes from the past.
They are distractions from the task at hand.
To love more deeply,
to hold fiercely to this present moment.
Is our greatest gift.
This life is like a flash of lightning,
a dewdrop on a blade of grass.
as the wind rushes through the trees.
Don’t waste time hating and debating,
stand strong in your giving,
for the heart has no edge
no boundary or end.
Let it be a garden,
for every flower,
in all its wild flavour.
Let the whole world grow
even as others,
curl in despair.
is not a plant
compassion is its cure.
Understand any hatred,
it only comes,
from a fear
of being loved.
In the end,
love is your only companion,
share that with
all that you meet
Opinions are just like flickers of light,
they pass by,
they are like clouds
in the wide open sky
Watch the curling,
don’t let it burn down
the whole village
In this moment
there is always an opening
for in the end
we have no idea of the next step
Watch how the storm
makes way for the sunshine
how the forest fire
gives birth to new life
there is no light
Everything has its time
in the end.
Deja Hu ...