Now that we are done with our Badge'M Mirror Book (available below), I was left with the decision on how to market the item. I enjoy talking to others and figure this would be the best approach. So I did, and it's been fun. However, something magical made the process even extra special just yesterday morning, something to which I feel I must share with our Co-op'in community. So the story goes as follows:
Beginning of Story
I woke up this morning to a barrage of messages a friend of mine had sent me, sending me into a powerful tear-jerking moment of reflection. This friend of mine and I had met through the bitcoin-trade circuit some 5 years ago, 2 years after I've decided to commit myself to the Marijuana and Hemp industry, back in 2010 (even prior to it becoming legal). He's now pursing his nursing career, and I'm still in the business of spreading Contrasts, Polarity, and Opposites -- my reason for existence -- and I hope our conversation (with a video below) equally inspires in you a lot of crying as it did for me this morning. Read on...
TEXT CONVERSATION Between me and a friend...
Joseph: Morning, Brotha!
Me: Good moaninggg! What's good, Joseph?
Joseph: I just wanted to share something interesting that happened this week.
Earlier this week, I came across a YouTuber that preached about the yin and yang and how everything in life is encompassed around it. His videos were a breath of fresh air for me because it made me realize the importance of balancing my life (i.e. family, school, work, and relationships). The dude got me hooked after only 1 video. His ability to speak in a philosophical sense flowed out like water, it was captivating man.
Quite interesting, he's around my age and he reminds me of you a lot.
Something he said that really resonated with me was how we've been given half truths all this time but by simply switching from using my right to left hand I can start challenging my mind to understand life for what it really is.
Me: Oh Dang, Nice. (In my mind, I'm thinking, who is this other kid obsessed about the yin yang -- I really wanted to know).
Joseph: I always had a similar hypothesis and even experimented with it but it was short lived because of my impatience. After digesting all this, I feel like a huge cloud is starting to lift from my mind.
Me: Congrats, brotha. Who is this person and can I please have a link? (Eagerly awaits)
Joseph: https://youtu.be/V7KyyX4A1kk ; END OF STORY
MY 2012 VLOG
Apparently, I had vlog'ed some 6 years ago my fixation with Leonardo DaVinci and his uses of the left hand. 6 years later, me and my team finally got around to producing the world's first Mirror Tracing and Coloring -- something we are extremely excited about.
The book is among many practices of opposites that I do practice, but with the video now surfaced, it makes my job of marketing the product that much easier, since it in itself is a great source of reference for the origins of this particular book.
At last, the book is finally here. If you love your friends and family, practice this with them. Challenge your own reality with the simplest of exercise that I believe will benefit any and everyone who's willing to put in the work.
We love you all, and to all a great journey of loving discoveries. Our job is now done -- so good bye!!! For now.
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USING DOUBT TO MANIFEST GREATNESS
This month has been a big month for the Hemp Coop, a lot more eventful than the previous 10 months combined, and that's all thanks to the new relationship we have built with the people at New Era.
Zoom back 16 months, our journey started with creating the world's most versatile hat giving our community the ability to print virtually anything their heart desires. To market the product, we created YouTube shorts for our organic & do it yourself community. Here's a sneak peak of some videos thus far.
One video after another, we proved our worth as a production studio creating projects we felt highly contributes to the YouTube community. Regardless of quality, we were incredibly proud of the work we put forth.
Foolishly, we thought we were done, and the hats would be available... that is until we ran into a certain finite problems in dealing with the Hat STRAPS.
To complete the hat, we needed a strap that represented who we were, and using the old straps simply was not creative enough. In short, either use the old ones, or, build a brand new concept using the old; that, and do our best to give the world a new perspective on what we believe we can achieve.
8 months of design molding with extreme exertion from our 3D printer, we finally produced a strap we felt was worthy of the 35 year old Snapback's legacy. Check them out.
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The Straps evolved, and now New Era (verbally) wants an exclusive deal.
Will the deal happen? Talk is cheap, therefore, we'll wait out this week to see whether or not they come through with the discussion of this so-called exclusive licensing deal. In the mean time, we will continue to produce videos to promote our brand's philosophy of Contrast.
Doubt Creeps In
With all that is boiling on our pot, we cannot help but feel an immense level of doubt. There's so many things that can go wrong, so naturally, I had to remain completely transparent with my feelings. The convention way of thinking is to "ignore doubt and focus on our work," but quite frankly, that all seems just way too plain. One thing I hate doing is to ignore anything of my feelings. So instead of focusing on my work, I consistently shared my doubts with everyone I've come across, at the same time, share our experiences with what we've created thus far. I believe this level of forward and backwards approach, expressing confidence and excitement, matches our philosophy of opposites here -- maintaining the most powerful principle of them all, truths.
Some of Us Cannot Afford to Ignore Doubt
Doubt lingers for me, and the way I deal with them is to completely share them -- thereby allowing me to engage and assess all the possibilities of things going bad up front. I find that expressing my doubts helps limit my own expectations, something I find that is extremely powerful in the manifestation of that which I desire -- which is very consistent with the art of consciously applying opposites. Something that is at the heart of our company's very existence.
As an individual who was never taught to express my doubts, I now look forward to expressing them every day. Which brings me to the Moral of this Story:
For many of us, doubt is a key component of our being. Albeit ugly, it's still us, so the next time you have doubt, express them. Try that out; see if doubt-expression can do the same for you.
The Hemp Coop, LLC
Understanding The Language of the Universe: (Universal Patterns)
For the many whom desired a book on learning the lessons of the WHOLE-Listic Universe, you can now practice this same law of the Universe (Polarity) by simply revisiting the english language you've already learned..., in REVERSE.
[Badge'M Mirror Letter Tracing & Coloring is a trying lesson on Opposites that teach the lay person to water his/her absent mind -- otherwise known as the dumb mind -- in order to empower the intelligent mind.] This process is no different than how water is able to rush out from a bottle if you learn how to force air back into the bottle through a straw. Use doubt to empower your confidence.
My end goal is to prove that the more one exercises one's opposite hand, thus mind, the more one will feel become exponentially more aware. Why? and How? How powerful and aware depends on big your imagination is. The bigger that imagination is, the more work and sacrifice it will take for you to produce that which you desire; since in this world, every gain is traded by a loss, something most of us cannot conceive.
Why I chose a handwriting book is purely because our generation were taught, thus programmed, into the world of writing at one point or another. Thus, writing is a common exercise 99% of us industrial-age beings share. Writing is the common denominator.
More over, a hand tracing book of the opposite hand allows the lay person to get in touch with his or her stupid, slow, inept, and untapped opposite mind (or anything opposite), which essentially forces the person to connect to force within the opposite reality. This force is ultimately the untapped balance that I believe is the one true wisdom that Leonardo DaVinci and Nikola Tesla wanted so badly to share.
In practicing, via way of an alternating fashion where you are evenly connected to both your right and left hand, you will become more in tune with all the wisdom found within. In due time, you will know exactly how it is that I was able to come up with the formula X/0 = Totality, and how this formula is the single most important formula in the world, and not that what Capitalism is trying to teach you; EMC^2. Within nothing is everything, Walter Russel taught us. And within that nothing is the source to infinite wisdom and prophecy I have been speaking about for over 10 years now.
(If you are interested in learning more about that, please visit my talks on the Yin and Yang under the handle JxonDany from way back when.)
In either case, becoming one with your opposite nature will enable you to tap back into your beginning. It will provide you a second chance with all the things you once thought mysterious. Now is your time, so take the leap.
If you are not feeling the book or feel you've done enough mirror tracing, then I highly recommend you do other practices of opposites, such as walking slow, or backwards; eating with your left, or virtually anything that is opposite to your unique upbringing.
The more you do them, the more they come together as one unified practice of Wholism, which would then unleash more of your infinite powers within --- this time, in a very compounded sense.
Why Am I Sharing?
The Universe has given me this message through two major losses in my life. As I was blessed with its messages, I was also told that the more I share, the more I will gain from the practices of opposites.
Naturally, I want to keep this all to myself so doing that which is opposite to my natural CAPITALISTIC instinct that was programmed in me, I am instead sharing. It is the path of opposites I chose to be faithful to... therefore, sharing became the path that I am currently enjoying, and have enjoyed these past 8-10 years. I have done this for a very long time, and I believe I will die continuing the legacy of the great Nikola, and Leonardo DaVinci -- without whom, I would definitely not be the person I am today.
"WITHIN EVERYTHING IS NOTHING. Nothing is of itself alone, everything is made of everything else." -- Russell Walters
The above is why if often hear people say, "with nothing to lose, you have everything to gain."
Thank you for reading.
From our team to Yours',
Last year, we spent a weekend with the duo at (unofficially) Sasquatch Farms.
We were given demonstrations on sustainable farming;
From composts to alpacas, land filled with Cannabi, and Wild tulsi Plants.
Sunflowers stood tall, harvested by 5am, just in time to keep the bills paid.
The landscape's vigor, isolated from the city's cheapening exploitation;
(Wish I had shrooms (psilocybe cubensis) -- but none.)
The cold winter nights are as mighty as them hot summer days.
As high up as we were, there were nothing between us and the 'starry nights.'
Fully transparent in all its majesty -- everything felt incredibly symbiotic.
Every ounce of compost, self-made. Every wall self-constructed.
And best yet, a natural water stream trickles, and split, the property at its center.
There's no shortage of water here; and there's absolutely no shortage of its steward's love.
This land, their land, will hopefully be used to cultivate hemp -- one day.
For now, we are truly thankful for the blessings of their time.
To Jon McCormicks and his girl, Sarah -- Cheers.
DNA is physical, but Spiritually, it's Ethereal
Crick & Watson depicted it Spiral.
School taught us a bunch of nucleic sequences,
Seemingly hypothetical. I cannot see its SPIRAL, but who really knows?
What about its beginning?
Where did DNA come from?
And what else does it do?
It is taught that DNA carries proteins, and holds the key to our physical makeup.
Why does that sound like storage. An ability to memorize.
They say our brain memorizes, but it appears our blood cells, and DNA, do, too.
It has to, right?
Ever heard of Ithak Bentov? The Serbian?
Well, he speaks of how this world is a hologram that follows the order of the Yin & Yang.
(The whole is the part, and the part is the whole.)
Ithak proved this by photographically capturing an IMAGE onto an aluminum hologram,
which he then broke into 100 pieces.
From each piece, he reconstructed the entire IMAGE. (Read his book called "Stalking the Wild Pendulum.")
The -cosms, micro and macro, tells us that the part is the whole and vice versa.
If your blood, DNA, contains the entire footprint of you, and a piece of hologram can
reverberate the whole of the hologram,
then by that logic, we can argue that our DNA is our primary source of memory.
But our DNA isn't just in our Blood. The DNA (Ether) is in every part of our body.
From our nails, bones, to every single skin cell on us, dead or alive.
All of who we are is DNA, and that's how Scientists can reconstruct the entire you, with only a piece of you.
Our DNA, is truly the source of our Memory!
01 December 2017
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So, we learned in this past month that Bitpay.com and Coinbase.com, two of the world's largest bitcoin merchants, are continuing the longstanding tradition of discrimination -- in America -- towards marijuana and marijuana-related projects. With a combined registration count in the hundreds of millions, one's got to wonder... why hemp companies?
... the response was an affirming, "because your business relates to marijuana." Wow, so that means, bitcoin, a currency meant to be free of government control is now somewhat compromised from the likes of those whom have controlled banking for the last 200 years.
It's because not long ago, African Americans were discriminated based on the color of their skin, and any association with blacks, then, would render you outcast-worthy. Well, fuck, dare I say now (as some would then), "I will hang out with whomever I wish, or partake in whatever I wish, despite the color of skin, size of bank accounts, nor religious beliefs."
Fortunately, most of us were prepared for the inevitable resistance; to be expected within the order of the Yin and Yang. As such, neither Bitpay and Coinbase much less bother us.
With that, our company was able to circumvent those hurdles and found ourselves a working relationship with the good folks over at 1620solutions.com, a bitcoin merchant solely devoted to the hemp industry.
Yes, 1620solutions.com (despite setup issues at the start) came to the rescue, and our goal of being the first ever bitcoin-exclusive clothing retail, to 'refuse cash in favor of Bitcoins,' is now realized.
Do we hate CASH? If you believe yes, then I twisted you real good and thus you've missed the entire point. For the record, we love the spirit of Money, but one thing we wish not to deny, rather embrace, is the inevitability of change -- and cryptocurrency (namely bitcoin) is the change that we, the people, wish to see in the world. And, just like how the blacks were treated then (in most neighborhoods), we say to CASH now... "Not Welcomed."
Disclaimer: We do accept cash at our Etsy shop, so those wishing to take the traditional path are more than welcome to go there. As for this site, there will simply be no cash handling -- whatsoever. So, consider this a NO CASH ALLOWED zone.
(Click or Scan Below to Explore 1620merchant.com's layout.) Their layout is currently underwhelming, however, it is a great step in the right direction. Thanks for all your help, Veronica. Cheers.
Community, Counseling, and Contrast
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Below you will find a series of imaginary questions and answers we had created to raise awareness to the most powerful formula you never knew. We explain further below how more relevant and powerful this formula is than that of Einstein's E=MC(Squared).
We also vaguely demonstrate below how this formula can be used to empower the world, thereby unionizing our collective conscious unto the realization that we are all indeed one.
Enjoy both the video as well as the Q&A.
I have just finished my PHD in Mathematics. In school we were taught that if you divide a number, any number, by a series of numbers escalating to zero, then the answer is said to go to infinity. Based on your video, is infinity the same as Totality?
ANSWER: Hi There, Great Question.
We all at the CO-OP were also taught the above throughout our educational careers. To answer your question, Infinity is more a behavior, in this case, a series of number that implies endless climb, or rise, and does not accurately define a Constant. Behavior and Constant are two different things. Totality is a Constant, one that umbrellas Infinity; Hard to grasp especially since we were never taught this concept in school.
Here's another way of looking at infinity:
Infinity can be derived in many different formulas, an example of which is to take a number, X, and infinitely divide X by 2; the result would be infinitely halved with no end in sight. This formula displays the behavior of infinity, without ever arriving at a Constant. Just like 0, totality is a Costant.
Again, Infinity is predominantly a behavior that often gets mistaken as a CONSTANT. Just like there are males and females in this world, it is necessary that we correct the basics of our mathematics to accurately teach there is indeed a number opposite to nothing that should be represented as EVERYTHING.
Totality could be deemed as the largest number possible where one billion infinities, to the infinity power, is still infinitely smaller than Totality.
QUESTION: Why Were We Not Taught This in SchooL?
There are plenty reasons why but here are a few:
In conclusion, if most high level industries and professions were built on this CAPITALISTIC/COMPETITION model, you best believe that SECRECY is used even at the most basic level of our education.
QUESTION: What Makes your Formula Valid?
For a formula to be valid, it must be applicable across many industries, if not all. We based all our findings on our practices and observations of opposites and polarization.
If you pay close attention, you can grow in your awareness how opposites are in everything. Take for instance the following expressions:
'When you have nothing to lose, you have everything to gain.'
'Losing myself, will I find myself.
'To be or not to be.'
'Let go and you shall be in control.'
The above are the most sophisticated level of self-awareness that all will eventually cross.
QUESTION: What is more important? E = MC(squared) or X/0 = Totality?
Being relevant is everything in this world. If you can not relate to others, in one form or another, you are considered less valuable. E=MC(squared), although popular, is infinitely weaker than 'X/0 = Everything.' Again, for data to be considered valuable, data must be highly relevant. X/0 = Totality is many more times powerful than every formula, because, at the root level, it is connected to everything in this world via its direct expression of POLARITY, within which all is comprised.
QUESTION: Could you further compare EVERYTHING to NOTHING?
ANSWER: 'Everything' simply means the largest number possible and 'Nothing' translates to being the smallest number possible.
QUESTION: What about negative numbers? Are they not smaller than 0?
Not exactly. Negative number more accurately describes direction. It's logical to describe someone as 5 feet tall, and illogical to describe another as -5 feet tall. The same is true with weight, and etc. However, if you were to say I have $100 versus -$100 in my bank account, it's logical to assume that you have less money, but the more accurate description is to say that +$100 are money owed to you, versus -$100 representing money owed to the bank. One goes TOWARD you and the other is owed AWAY from you.
The same goes goes for temperature (inward versus outward pressure).
The same is true for GPS locations, where -100 degrees vs +100 degrees are both positions left, or right, top or below the center of 0 degrees.
QUESTION: Spiritually, what does this mean?
ANSWER: We are all both Gods and, concurrently, we are not. This principle of being both male and female, alive and dead, god and human, right and wrong, has been known as the Vesica Piscis (aka Venn Diagram). This principle explains that the root of all dimension is comprised of both ends of the Spectrum. However, our education completely ignored this lesson, that which Leonardo DaVinci, Nikola Tesla, Viktor Schauburger, Walter Russell, Ikzhak Bentov, were all proponents of. The awareness of overlapping YinYang balances within all is too a journey much like everything else is a Journey. Whether you practice living in contrast to how you were raised, or not, is entirely up to you. But simply put, those whom do exercise contrast in multitudes (ie. walking backwards, eating with your opposite hand, practice self inversion, and etc) will only heighten their overall balance, thereby putting them on a journey towards unionizing with their inner God -- the same God within all is created.
At the end of your journey, you will discover again you are exactly where you started, and only having known this place for the first time.
The Hemp Coop
There are many 'Hold Your Breath' type exercises that are making their way around the world these days, and I'm so proud of the fact that I am not the only one who's discovered the health benefits of holding one's breath. I'll first go into how I discovered this practice, and then go directly into why it works for all of those whom practice.
How I Discovered the Practice
1) I am often on my inversion table for the past 7 years. Inverting myself upside down increases my balance and at the same time increases my conscious awareness. Every time I would get off my inversion table, I noticed my congestion clearing up.
2) I often hold my breath for the past 7 years as a practice of opposites. I have blogs dating back 7 years ago as to how I've discovered that the entire Universe operates on this science of POLARITY, which is a science that allows you to see all Patterns in the Universe. Holding my breath, for some reason, built the same sort of pressure into my body as did inverting myself upside down. And I noticed that the longer I held my breath (to the point of convulsion), the more powerful was the decongestion.
3) I also practice and study this science called the sciences of Paradoxes, and how opposites can invite one another. There's a trick to this science, but simply put, if you seek discomfort, you will find comfort. Due to this philosophy, I often find myself subjecting my body to discomforting practices of meditation, vow of silence, fasting, celebacy, and etc. What I found is a common denominator that the more I pushed myself to suppress my desires, the more I was able to manifest the things I desired most. As such, I am financially independent, incredibly healthy, and as aware as I desired to be 7 years ago.
4) I've played with electrical, water, and gas pressure in the past to the extent of understanding how to store, route, and accelerate them. Although they appear to differ, they all share the common characteristics in that all of the above are nothing more than different manifestation of ethereal energies. Where there are energy in abundance, physical manifestation will take place. Therefore nasal congestions like deviated septums tend to be a by product of bad energy flow, and not the other way around as is popularly believed.
5) I've built wealth by suppressing wealth. Not many people realize that wealth, like everything else, is energy. The more you suppress wealth, the more aggressive it wants to find you. Building wealth through suppression is an extremely advance ideal that I myself am trying to advance, but I do notice that it's worked in the past, and I intend on continuing down this path, and continue to report back to you guys all my discoveries.
Why this Science works.
Okay, one thing I find in common is that everyone has their way of explaining why they feel something works. We all have different angles on a particular situation or subject, and as a disclaimer, I do not believe that any one method is better than the other, but rather they each serve unique purposes for many whom they are intended. My goal is to dissect the fundamental pattern as to why it works for all of those whom practice -- as it is my passion to dissect this Universe from the perspective of the YIN & Yang, or opposites, which is the one true path that has helped me deciphered all of life's mysteries; at least up to this point.
To understand why holding your breath is such a powerful thing, it helps to think of your entire body as a conduit that transports energy -- exactly similar to a pipe that transports water, gases, or even electricity in which case requires only a small conductive wire.
Compression and Expansion
When you suppress anything, you naturally build up its pressure. If you kink your water hose, pressure builds up. Upon letting go, water frees itself and aggressively bursts out. The same is true for gases, and so too electricity.
This concept of pressure buildup doesn't just apply to material substances, it also carries major psychological implications. Think of the time when you've suppressed your own strong desires to do anything, or even worst, if you've been to jail. If you've never been detained against your own will, then here's a hard lesson you can learn from me as I have been jailed twice in my time.
It was 8am the morning after being jailed for charges of "grand theft" (which ended up) for shop lifting as a kid, Everything that I had taken for granted simply was much more appreciated. Every little step, breath, relationship, or even that much dreaded day at work -- no matter how boring -- was considered a blessing -- compared to jail.
When you subject your life to severe deprivation, you will inevitably increase your level of appreciation.
So the same principle applies when you cut yourself of breath or oxygen. You simply build up pressure into your body that is utterly and completely against what it's used to -- and as you hold down this pressure, every cell in your body has to endure it (as above so below). The longer you hold this breath, the stronger is the sensation, and the closer you are to death, the stronger it is you'll feel connected to life. You see what I did there? I simply connected the practice of holding your breath to two principles that is the holy grail of practically every industry of the world and every subject matter possible. One of which is the sciences of COMPRESSION & EXPANSION, complemented with the principle of Paradox (which is the understanding that opposites are one and the same, and are mere expression of one another. The more happy you are, the more depressed you inevitably will feel). We all go through depressions as a build up of pressure whenever you experience joys.
Who would have thought that the by product of JOY is Sorrow, that which gets accumulated and builds up like a kinked water hose, and will inevitably breaks down when enough pressure is built up.
Pressure Represents Contrasting Forces, or Forces in Opposition.
Pressure is the one thing that runs your entire body, batteries in your phone, and also every energy systems imaginable. If you focus on pressure, you'll better understand why it is that holding your breath will inevitably enlivens your entire being, as backwards as that sounds. So, just to answer the curiosity that is in the video below right about 4:04 (4th second of the 4th minute) where Dr. Buteyko states "We don't know how it works"; this should hopefully be a clear explanation as to why holding our breath works.
I would go into more details and angles on why my explanation of POLARITY, PRESSURE, and PARADOX is the ultimate key to understanding this breath-holding exercise, but that'll make for a long long story. But I kid you not, meditation, is also a practice of opposites that too will change your life. Everyone has a different meditative practice, but the fundamental truth to them all is that you are all practicing opposites, that is which in high CONTRAST to what you are used to.
Indeed, to gain control of your true self, is to master the ideals of letting go.
I sure hope all the above makes sense. If not, feel free to ask questions... this is what I do. It is my passion to share this ancient knowledge of Polarity and Contrast.
Co-founder of THC
Will Work For More Work
Work will be more enjoyable when one applies opposites training to every aspect of one's existence. That is why we, at the COOP, have came up with 3 things we believe will make you more WHOLISTIC.
1) Become Ambidextrous
Did you know that Leonardo DaVinci became a person of Contrast (or doing things opposite) as a day to day practice to expand his metaphysical awareness. DaVinci, along with many other Renaissance like thinkers understood this process as Wholism, and as such would routinely practice their left-hands, and writing backwards.
These acts of WHOLISM (making the brain whole -- forward and backwards) enabled him to think from a point of TRUE omniscience, lending them visions to invent/create from divine vantage point. There are many ways you can apply this exercise to your workplace; and as you become smarter, so does your the company you work for.
2) Meditate More
Meditation carries many forms, but the most extreme of them all is to think of NOTHING; and feel NOTHING. However, if this is too much for you, then practice diversifying all your thinking energy to the rest of your body. This process of diversification grounds your entire physical existence to the present moment; contrarily, over thinking tends to stagnate your energy flow, rendering yourself less present and ineffective at what you do.
3) Diversify Your Habits
Instead of working longer hours and faster, try to work shorter hours and slower.
Instead of perfection, see where mistakes can lead you.
Instead of eating more and faster, try to eat less and slower.
Instead of straight walks, adopt an expressively articulating strut.
Instead of traditional tongue, learn a new one.
Instead of waiting on the boss to give you more work, go ask for more work.
Instead of money, ask how you can add value; give more.
Instead of right, go left.
Instead of control, let go.
Instead of talking, listen.
Instead of being right, see the wrong in right and the right in wrong.
These are all the things we are doing as an investment to the ideals of WHOLISM, the same practice DaVinci himself would advise. This very practice alone propelled our former business from 350th ranked in the world to #1 -- within 3 years.
As such, we highly encourage many of our COOPERS to put themselves in a position to WORK 4 More WORK. Don't let money get in your way of a truly BALANCED, and WHOLISTIC journey.
300 pieces of organic COOP hemp gift boxes to the local homeless shelter this 2017 Xmas.
En route to Bend, Oregon for TheHempCoop's first ever Solar Eclipse.
16 hour road trip plus an 8 hour wait at the gate, finally set up tent amidst 40,000 attendees @ the Oregon Eclipse Festival 2017.
Day 2: Finally, onto the celebration @ Oregon Eclipse Festival.
Day 4: The Solar Eclipse & Nearing Totality w/ Our New Festival Buddies