paradox and us verses them

the paradox seems to be that you can only be connected and united with others when you are self contained as an individual unique living creature. the more we think everyone should be like us the more separate we become. the unity is in the diversity as they say. beyond the duality of “us” and “them” etc. between species and in human society- i include plants also.

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why i believe in democratic socialism mixed with capitalism

people who call themselves “Christian” who are conservative make no sense to me. speaking of Jesus Christ, democratic socialism is Christian and Unregulated Capitalism is not. i am not religious but i do believe in ethics and helping those less fortunate/love thy neighbor, and cooperation and treat others how you want to be treated etc. basic common sense and good hearted principles & wisdom. work hard AND get well paid for it, and pay taxes that help society as whole not just the wealthy. democratic socialism mixed in with capitalism keeps it more ethical and makes society more functional and healthy as a whole. i have friends in Europe i have visited and i admire their healthcare system which is part of democratic socialism and beautiful well funded train stations, more holiday time and social benefits. a less stressful life overall. not Eutopia but not as cut throat competitive as surviving in the USA. (AND NO ONE GOES BANKRUPT FROM MEDICAL BILLS) in a democratic socialism culture corporations are not allowed to pay entry level workers $7.50 an hour while their CEO makes way too much- the wages climb a staircase- in the USA there is EXTREME poverty and EXTREME wealth and not much in between anymore. this is not healthy. there is fear and resentment between rich and poor- when wages are more fair and everyone pays their fair share in taxes and healthcare is for everyone and mass transit and social services are well funded there is less anger and stress between people from different income levels etc.

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Goddess KRING podcasts free and easy to listen to on 5 websites.
i record and broadcast a new one every week. please share with anyone you want. thanks.
my podcasts are one hour long and free to listen to from 5 different websites:
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Goddess KRING podcasts on hollow earth radio every thursday
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https://www.hollowearthradio.org/programs/80

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Goddess Kring

Air Times: Thursdays 3-4pm
Website: Goddess KRING site
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Goddess KRING radio: I, Shannon Kringen will be your host and will do improvisational monologues ranging from an audio diary to topics like music, art, spirituality, personal growth healing, travel, naturism/nudism, personal philosophy, word play, seriousness, sillyness, stories from my unusual life… spliced with experimental spoken word and music i create….I had a long running public access tv show by the same title and this is a new version of that sans visuals. (it was on the air each week from 1996-2011! 15 years straight! all original content….i’m sort of an introspective extrovert….introverted/extrovert…..(i may in the future invite creative guests on and interview or dialogue with them- or have them share their own audio expressions/ creative topics but i seem love being solo for now sharing into the mic in my own solitary way) the overall message of my show is to “be yourself, no matter what they say” everyone is unique and has their own path….i love to amplify this and explore random ideas and synchronicities/sky-kring-nicity…. Bio: Multi Media Artist Shannon Kringen grew up in San Diego California and Whidbey Island Washington. She is a self taught photographer with a background in Graphic Design. She has worked as a figure model in Seattle since 1992. She completed her BA degree in Arts and Literature from Antioch University in 2013. She sees her creative expression as a tool to connect with community and a way of increasing self awareness and tap into a deeper wisdom within. Artist Statement: I work with cameras, microphones, written words and paint improvisationally. I am very kinesthetic and use my whole body when I create. In my photography, I fall in love with shape, texture and light while out wandering. I like to capture what is naturally there but in a way that abstracts it and allows the viewer to notice something new and different about ordinary physical reality. I carefully compose all my photos spontaneously as I am shooting moving the camera angle until I see what looks like a balanced, dynamic composition. In my painting, I allow my hands to move intuitively on the canvas creating shapes and textures that feel right. I repeat patterns and choose colors from somewhere beyond my thinking mind. I am very inspired by the repeating patterns I see in nature. Plants and animals move me a great deal. In my spoken word and musical creations I listen to words as they pop into my head and go into trance like states- playfully spinning words out as they come to me in a musical way…. I am taping into my unconscious and go into a dream like state when I create

fasting for health

Why fasting then eating is different than low calorie “diets” designed to burn off fat- Metabolism slows down with starvation diets – your body burns fat while resting in fasting if you eat enough calories during your eating window. Not eating 12,14,16,18 hours a day then eating as much as you want until full (in your eating window only) helps the body become more insulin sensitive and your metabolism burns as efficiently as possible- along with good sleep and daily exercise etc healthy life overall

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goddess kring radio show

my radio show today is a new monologue for 30 minutes then a variety of music tracks i created…felt good to record something new. it’s on hollow earth radio dot org 3-4pm then i upload and archive on ‘mixcloud dot com slash goddess kring’ all free to listen!

http://www.shannonkringen.com/podcast.htm

https://www.hollowearthradio.org/programs/80

https://goddesskring.bandcamp.com/

http://www.shannonkringen.com/kringmusic.htm

https://www.youtube.com/user/shannonkringen

 

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follow your heart. hear aRt heart.

this is not shallow or about “famous” people as much as about real human beings that are aRtists who i love the music of and they symbolize following your heart and trusting your gut and dreams- tom petty and tori amos are EXAMPLES of humans who stuck with their passions and manifested their dreams= something i have lost touch with recently and want to get back to it and stop worrying about being labelled a “narcissist by others or by my own dark side internally= maybe i am a narcissist on some level but it’s a coping mechanism for me to feel a sense of “self” and survive and build self confidence etc i guess? i want to just do what i love and drop all the worry and fear. tom petty and tori amos are “heroes” on that level to me) Just woke from a dream where I met tom petty on part of his last tour and his second wife Dana backstage and they asked for my phone number – “they remembered me” and asked why my dad was not with me…I tried to find my good version of my business card and could not find one- had to give them two not great business card versions and hand write my phone number on the card- Dana said give her two copies- we know you’re trustworthy and genuine they both told me. In reality I had interactions with both of tom Petty’s wives – in 1992 his first wife Jane wrote me back a postcard (she used to help run his Encino California fan club) and I had sent hand made postcards everyday for 6 months (with tom petty wearing a hand painted top hat by me on each card) wanting to meet tom and give him a hand painted tom hat I painted…tom did not like to meet fans very often…long story never met him but was happy to get a letter back from his first wife – but then felt embarrassed and stopped writing…then recently his second wife Dana and i said a few words to each other in the “tom Petty nation” group online where she pops in occasionally and she was telling us she could not be at the Gainesville florida tom petty park opening 10/20/18 in regards to everything being connected/synchronicity and she quoted Buddha and told me she was touched by my wisdom and kindness when I mentioned numbers I turn 50 and tom was born in 1950, tom would have been 68 on 10/20/18 and I was born in 1968…long story- the point being follow your heart and do what you love. Made me flash on regretting not going to the 2006 highway companion tour where Stevie nicks was a special guest and my boyfriend at the time did not want to go and he said you go have fun by yourself – I wish I would have gone solo but I missed it. This makes me think of sally field in her new memoir book “ in pieces” talking about staying home instead of going to the ceremony where she was nominated for an acting award for Norma Rae maybe? – with the tv turned down because her boyfriend Burt reynolds went to bed early and told her “Don’t expect to win” – talk about dysfunctional relationships! This is a warning to myself to stop abandoning yourself and honor and respect your talent and desires especially if those close to you do not want to be with you doing things you care about. Time for coffee! Might Expand this post later and add to all my 5 blogs and record for my radio show goddess Kring. Lately I have lost touch with my dreams both sleeping and waking. for those who don’t know i also hand painted shoes for musician tori amos. tom petty and tori amos are my two favorite musical composers/songwriters/singers/performers. two amazing individuals. i have met tori amos 3 or 4 times at “meet and greet” before sound check and gave her hand painted shoes 3 times in person. she wore the shoes i painted for her on stage in 1996 at the paramount theatre in seattle and thanked me from the microphone by name which totally shocked me! i was in the audience wearing hand painted shoes i made for myself while tori amos was on stage wearing the ones i painted for her. sweet moment. i got a back stage pass that night and was able to say hello to tori and share a nice hug with her. follow your heart and trust yourself everyone. find the deeper self within and listen to your own unique voice. be authentic is my advice.

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Here at the Frye art museum for Free 30 minute meditation. Have wanted to do this for a couple years. Finally a day I can – walked two miles here to avoid parking hassle and for exercise

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Goddess KRING radio monologue- giving homeless people food and my healthy fats!

12/27/18 monologue on: I just gave a homeless man a banana and some guacamole and he seemed so happy…he almost cried and I almost cried…I think he was legit- he was begging on the side of the road with a sign that just said “food please” and he was so thankful and he said God bless you etc it was nice and felt good…I hope his day is better…I feel awful about the growing homeless population in Seattle…every homeless person has a story and multiple reasons for their situation….best to not assume or judge I think…don’t underestimate what a small gesture of kindness can do. If everyone did more kind things for each other it would be contagious – and yes we need to push to change laws and improve things tax the wealthy, have single payer healthcare AND two songs i made and nutrition talk