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The A to Z Guide to Life – Letter 'O' for 'Organic'. Monday March 14, 2016

Yes, dig up your spuds, then leave the dirt on them, then sell them for twice the price, labelled as, 'Organic'! Sound skeptical? Not at all. Sounds like a wise use of time (saving time unnecessarily over-washing and sorting) and boosting profit.

Huge thanks to Jo for covering 'N' for 'Nutrition' for me last week. Surprisingly, this isn't going to be a blog about Organic Food but rather a blog about Organic You!

Over processed, time-saving, convenience food is a wonderful metaphor for our modern lifestyles. We can get caught in the rat race from one meaningless meeting to another, multi-tasking as we go to make the most of our time. Hey, I've even taught such over-processed rubbish.

Press pause.
Breath. (In and Out – very good idea.)

You are a Living Organism.
That means, by default, you are most definitely organic.
And organic organisms need rest.
They need light – natural light.
They need pure water.
They need sleep.
They need good food – natural, wholesome food.
They need good friends – good, positive, supportive friends.
They need cuddles and stroking.
They need a sense of direction.
They need help and support from the group they are in.
They need a way to structure their time so that it supports their purpose.
They need to know they are OK.
They need thanks.
They need to show thanks.
They need to honour the meaningful emotions... like grief, joy, peace and love.

You are not a robot.
Neither are you just a cog in a machine.

You have a voice.
You have a heartbeat.
You are passionate.
You need to be yourself.
You need to express yourself.
And perhaps you need to find yourself again.
You need time.
Quiet time.
To be.

So Press Pause today and realise that Organic Beings need good, wholesome, natural inputs and stimuli.

[And a bit of organic food wouldn't go amiss either... you can wash the dirty bits off!]

A Moodscope member.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.

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g Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 1:10am

so true

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 5:19am

Thanks, G. Be kind to yourself today. Lx

the room above the garage Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 6:11am

Hello Lex, glad you're back and I hope all is well. Thank you today's blog, I must be more organic, I know it. And I'm struggling with it. Need to hit refresh. Good day for all I hope, Love ratg X.

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:09am

I hope the weather is wonderful where you are, RATG. I drove to the Radio Station this morning, with the most glorious giant Sun rising. My body loved the light, reminding me that our organic points of contact with a natural reality are only a sensory step away. Have a blessed day. Lx

the room above the garage Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 12:38pm

Thank you darling. It's GLORIOUS here. Just warm enough but still with a fresh edge...not a cloud, sunshine is smothering everything. It never fails to amaze me what weather can do to us. Feel like my brain can actually work!

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 6:39pm

Ah, RATG... I think it that magic gland, the Pineal. It responds well to sunshine even though it is deep in the brain. Don't know enough about it yet, but I think it's important! Lx

Lou Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 6:48am

Excellent blog Lex.

"You need time.
Quiet time.
To be."

I am going to try and hold on to this today and make sure it happens. Thanks!


Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 7:06am

Thanks, Lou. Peace x

Hopeful One Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 7:45am

Hi Lex - a comprehensive blog which gave me new ideas to flesh out my course journal on the concept of a 'fully functioning person' defined by Carl Rogers, an American psychologist, as being 'experiential, experimental with organismic thrusting and creativity'

The only thing I would add is 'They need a good laugh preferably everyday'

My effort yesterday - I have no idea how it went as there was a deafening silence from the cyberspace.

So here is today's.

Two boys aged 7 and 5 are standing at a Morrison's checkout. The older boy holds out a box of tampons for the lady at the till . The lady at the till is a bit concerned and asks the older boy if he knows what he is buying and is it for someone else?
He says ' Yes we do and it's for us. We saw this ad on the telly yesterday and it said if we get a box we could go skiing ,play tennis and go down the roller coaster.'

LillyPet Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 7:57am

:)) both today's joke and the martians yesterday gave me smiley cheer H! Thanks for keeping them coming :) LP xx

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:27am

Hopeful One, you are one in a Gazillion. Love ya, Lx

Sheena Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 9:39pm

I think that is very funny :) I was waiting to hear that the 5 and 7 year old were leaking blue!

LillyPet Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 7:52am

Morning Lex,
I am on that toxic treadmill and the idea of stepping off and into a world of peace and nourishment sounds so good! Was not looking forward to charging into this new week and you know what I wont! Will ease myself gently in and potter my way through ignoring the fast lane! Was coincidentally thinking of eating and drinking more healthily from today, so thanks for confirmation that alround it's the way to go :)
A hearty healthy day and week to you and all :) LP xx

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:26am

Hi LillyPet, Blueberries in the news this morning - a must on our list, methinks. And I've ordered the cocktail of vitamins that was in the news last week to arrest early Alziemer's. Still early days of research but very encouraging results from a Finnish university. I'll get the details. This is a cocktail that improves neurological functioning. An aid to those of us who are concerned about memory loss, or a loss of mental performance. There is no evidence that it helps later stage Alzheimer's, but it can help earlier on. I ramble. Big hug and kiss Lx

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:30am

Shameless product placement...

Mary Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 10:24am

I saw that too - maybe on your timeline in fact. Do let me know how it goes before you forget!

LillyPet Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 7:57pm

Great, thanks Lex! Will check it out :) xx

Anonymous Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:01am

Thank you, Lex, for this reaffirmation of what makes us a coherent whole. Go well.

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:26am

Thanks, Anonymous. I think we make life way too complex, don't we? Let's get organic! Have a great day, Lx

Skyblue Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 10:15am

Hi Lex, this is a lovely peaceful and refreshing blog and spot on. Keeping everything really simple (food included) has sometimes made me feel that life is passing me by...and yet at the same time I've gotten my life BACK. And maintaining that whole perspective provides endurance when times get crazy and also allows a more accurate assessment of my mental states. Thank you, as always. ps wild blueberries are supposed to be the best, if you can find them. xx

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 6:41pm

Found some tame, Blueberries, Skyblue. So I'm going to hold a wild party for them to night! Hope your day was really great. Lx

Mary Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 10:31am

Have had to press pause just recently... and very salutary it has been for me too. Now - if only I could get my family to cook organic - or even more veg. We had sausage, chips and peas (again) last night. There was a miscalculation with the peas and it was a case of "would you like two peas or three?" I cannot wait to be in charge of my own kitchen again and cook properly!

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 6:43pm

Your time will come again, dear Mary, your time will come again. Organic shall reign, when your time comes again! [Had to look up "salutary"...] Lx

Brum Mum Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 10:47am

Morning, Lex,

Healthy food for thought. And almost a bill of human rights. We both should have the right to have these, but also the responsibility to make sure we get them. Very difficult when we are depressed and or exhausted....but even if we made a couple of changes a day it would be helpful. I smiled when you wrote 'you need cuddles and stroking.' Oh how many years it took me to get that one? And how lovely to give as well as receive. Have a great day from sunny Brum x

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 6:44pm

Thanks, Brum Mum. I love the idea of this being a bill of human rights. You've fed a new idea into my brain... mmmm, and it's a lovely one. Thank you again! Lx

Lex Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 1:18pm

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I'm hoping to respond later today after the shows xx

The Gardener Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 5:07pm

At the moment prevented by circumstances from doing anything on your list. Unhappy, frustrating 24 hours - but Mr G goes for 6 days respite tomorrow - do some of list and a huge amount of planning. Re selling dirt on potatoes. In the bitter winter of 62/63 we were growing vey, including turnips. They yad to be washed, and the water froze straightaway. Veg was short so they sold well , about 50% water

Debs Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 7:00pm

Lovely to login and see a Lex blog, always a treat. I'm low in energy and high in emotion (sadness and anxiety) today so your writing was perfect - reminding me to slow down, have a bath, an early night and a stroll in nature tomorrow. It's amazing how everything we need is right there for us whenever we need it, I just don't always let myself see it. Thanks Lex for giving me some light on a dark day xxx

LillyPet Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 8:20pm

Hi Debs, I hope tomorrow is better. I had a bit of the Monday mornings today and scores took a bit of a dip, so hoping tomorrow is better too. Have eaten quite healthily (well ish!) today. Early night and see what tomorrow brings. Hugs LP xx

Lex Tue, Mar 15th 2016 @ 7:23am

And dearest Debs, here's a little secret. I was having a dark day too, but somehow grace won through and there was light in that message for you. I wanted you to know that you bring light to me too - regardless of what sort of day you're having. Lxx

Sheena Mon, Mar 14th 2016 @ 9:33pm

Thank you Lex - I find that I usually agree with and identify with your posts ... as I do today. We all need sleep, food and exercise (probably of mind and body) to be ready to function. So, yes, looking after ourselves properly as a priority is the only way forward Sheena x

Lex Tue, Mar 15th 2016 @ 7:25am

Hi Sheena, it's rather wonderful that it's not difficult, is it? We're organic, we're natural, so let's do the natural thing! Thanks for checking in to encourage. Lx

Suzy Fri, Mar 25th 2016 @ 4:51pm


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