Tolerance Vs. Resistance

    Why tolerance is important? Because resistance is what happens within us if we do not exercise it. 

    Tolerance is the momentary conscious application of "allowing something to be without attacking it." For those of us who have to tolerate ideas or people we dislike, it is a constant momentary application (think of a bad Thanksgiving where we are merely "putting up with" a family member or their spouse) that keeps us consciously engaged so as not to be in a state of resistance.

   Why does it matter that we are not in a state of resistance? Because the resistance is a "non-specific" energy that creates discord within the human body and crosses the boundaries of what specifically makes us uncomfortable and begins to affect all areas of our lives. 

   Tolerance of all possible ideas and things makes me more at peace than almost anything else ever has, even if the thing I put energy into tolerating are horrific to me. It makes my life more peaceful to tolerate the abhorrent than to allow resistance within the core of my being.

   I for one, am not capable of living a peaceful and content life with resistance in my body ... and while some may argue that they are capable, I would still suggest it even easier to allow that which makes us uncomfortable and tolerate its presence rather than resisting it.

   Tolerance doesn't mean we don't fight to change or influence that which is gnawing at our bones, of course we do. That is harmonious with integrity. But we do not have to be in a state of resistance for that. 

 

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Troll Be Gone

Not that we're calling them to us, or anything, but Vito and I are taking precautions. 

Trolls abound on the internet. That's fine. They serve a purpose. So do mosquitos (I guess) but that doesn't make them any less annoying, painful and potentially deadly. Hence the Troll Spray. 

Our friend (whom we've never met IRL) makes amazing crafted bottles and jars and infuses them with magic.  When we decided to go on this DivineUnionTV adventure, my first thought was that we needed some bit of visual barrier between us and those who would do us harm with words or intent. I went to Sharon immediately.  I knew one of her magical creations would be just the thing. 

If you'd like a lovely, handcrafted bit of beauty, her etsy shop is: TouchoftheGoddess

Thank you, Sharon! 

Aziz! Light!

Vito and I really want to do this right. We don't want to be 3 years into this thing with a slue of followers and come back to our first few videos and cringe. 

We want to light this rock up with our passion *AND* our well lit shining faces. We want to make people feel welcome and safe and have them be able to relate to us and what we discuss in our shows. So we've invested in lights, a cool backdrop, some benches (adjustable so we can be the same height while sitting) and software to edit the videos. 

When we hit 1K subscribers Vito has promised me a DSLR. I'm going full on Rebel. :-)

Now I gotta hit Sephora and let those mavens help me figure out how to shrink my pores small enough that you guys don't expect to play "Whack-A-Mole" on my face cause my pores are so deep. Gotta love HD.