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Don’t hide yourself

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MY RAF K9 JASPAR OBI TAUGHT ME YES LOVE + YES LOVING IS THE ELIXIR OF FOXHOLE MATES

JASPAR OBI

JASPAR – TREASURE in Persian + OBI – HEART in West African
Naming is a sacred blessing.

👑WARRIOR👑

30 April 2007 – Veteran’s Day,  11 November 2019

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HEAL / THY

THY / HEAL

HEAL / THY

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INDIVIDUALS

NAVIGATING

CHRONIC INVISIBLE* / VISIBLE CHALLENGES

*BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY IRREGULARITIES CAUSED
BY CONGENITAL and/or EXTERNAL EVENTS

MUST CAPTAIN THEIR SHIPS

IN UNKNOWN

VAST SEAS OF CALM + TURBULENCE.

RESPONSIBLE.

ACCOUNTABLE.

NO EXCUSES.

NO BAITS.

NO HOOKS.

CLEAN.

CLARITY.

AWARENESS of SELF-SABOTAGE.

AWARENESS of EXTERNAL SABOTAGE.

 

ESSENTIAL

to

LOCATE / COMMIT

the

BEST RESOURCES

WHO SEE/CHAMPION YOU

and

NAVIGATE

with

SELF-LOVE.

 

 

NEVER to be POSITIONED as a VICTIM or a HOSTAGE!

 

YOU

are

NOT at FAULT

or

to feel guilty,

or

less than whole

or

be blamed,

or

live as a ‘pathology’

yet,

IT IS VITAL to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

to be

proper and caring

GARDENERS!

YOU ARE YOU!!!

IRREPLACEABLE / UNREPEATABLE

 

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Don’t hide yourself

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OWNING Y/OUR  STORY!!!!!

WITH
THE

STRENGTH

and

PURSUIT

OF:

GOD’S GRACE

HUMILITY

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE

VULNERABILITY

RISK

WILLINGNESS

RADICAL HOPE

BEING KNOWN

SELF-RESPECT

RESURGENCE

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 👑WARRIORS👑

 

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Instead of lamenting to God

how BIG your troubles are,

show your troubles

how BIG your God IS.”

Thank you, KBH!

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Brava / Bravo

for choosing

team members

whose minds, bodies, spirits

contribute

to your healing long term. 

Thank you, ALK!

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People tell stories to make sense of their suffering;
when they turn their diseases
into stories,
they find healing.
Arthur  W. Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories.
Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering:
they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic.
Frank identifies three basic narratives of illness
in
restitution, chaos, and quest.
Restitution narratives
anticipate getting well again and give prominence to the technology of cure.
In chaos narratives,
illness seems to stretch on forever, with no respite or redeeming insights.
Quest narratives
are about finding that insight as illness is transformed
into a means for the ill person to become someone new.

 

 

 

A HEAVYWEIGHT RESPONSIBILITY.

YES, SUCCESS IS A DAILY PRACTICE
of
PATIENCE,
HUMILITY,
and
DISCIPLINE.
THERE IS NO SHAME IN WHO WE ARE.

ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!!! 

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Don’t hide yourself

 

SELF-ADVOCACY!

RADICAL HOPE!

NO SHAME!

NO GUILT!

TELLING YOUR TRUTH!

STEPPING UP!

LOVE amaZING!

BRAVE!

GIANT STEPS!

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FYI:

INDIVIDUALS

who

NAVIGATE

CHRONIC

INVISIBLE / INVISIBLE CHALLENGES

  are

NOT

DEFINED by their CHALLENGES!

ABSOLUTELY  NOT!

Need FACTS? 

Please click on the link!
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/disability-disrespect-can-you-play-the-violin-equally-to-itzhak-perlman-no-does-that-mean-you-are-disabled-what-is-essential-is-invisible-to-the-eye-the-little-prince/

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’37 Seconds’ on Netflix

👑WARRIOR👑

An aspiring manga artist with cerebral palsy seeks liberation
— and sexual experience —
in Hikari’s stereotype-defying drama.
https://variety.com/2020/film/reviews/37-seconds-review-1203488025/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2020/02/13/films/film-reviews/37-seconds/#.XkgKWRd7nUo

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👑WARRIOR👑

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - By: Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Offers new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists,
The Body Keeps the Score 
exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal
—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Trauma and Recovery|Judith L. Herman

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                                                                     👑WARRIOR👑

Real LIVED LIFE of:

ROBERT WHITTAKER

https://polarwarriors.com/bipolar-disorder-tools-help-discovering-the-master-trigger/
A channel dedicated to those who live
the invisible challenge of bipolar.
This channel isn’t only for the millions of “Polar Warriors”
it is for ALL who

LOVE

someone
with the invisible challenge of bipolar.
and
want to understand more about
what it means to have bipolar .
Through the support, encouragement, education, and tools
found in these videos,
you HOPEFULLY will find yourself on a better path
to becoming your
GREATEST version!

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

👑WARRIOR👑

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/silver_linings_playbook
https://www.vulture.com/2012/12/ask-a-psychiatrist-how-does-silver-linings-playbook-handle-mental-illness.html

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REAL LIVED LIFE STORIES:

Beloveds

 

RYAN WILLIAM COTTOR

👑 WARRIOR 👑
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/841-winter-solsoul-stice-elegance-3-4-5-2018-catherine-l-johnson-dedicated-to-the-bountiful-grace-luminosity-of-holly-cottor-on-her-birthday/

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CONNIE CATES SHELLA

👑WARRIOR👑
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/847-she-in-the-dark-found-light-brighter-than-many-ever-see-connie-cates-shella-5-september-1954-23-january-2019/

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EDNA CATHERINE STRAND COTTOR

👑WARRIOR👑

My maternal Grandmother navigated severe rheumatoid arthritis + bedridden at 53.
Left to right: my brother Bill, me, my Grandma, and my sister, Lynne Johnson Omlie.
Brilliant, remarkable woman whose compelling presence defied her physical restrictions.
Adored by my Grandfather – they created/nurtured a dynamic, tender loving partnership.

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RICHARD HAROLD JOHNSON

👑WARRIOR 👑
My beloved Daddy navigated bipolar.
He was a WARRIOR. He fought for the quality of my life.
He was THE LOVE of my Mother’s life.
My brothers: Dr. William Johnson Omlie + Blake Johnson Omlie. I took them on 8/24/18. Sacred.

 

 

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YES

SUPPORTIVE CHOIR / CIRCLE
OF

SELECTED INDIVIDUALS

WHO ARE

DEPENDABLE,

SACRED LISTENERS,

TENDER,
HONEST – CALL YOU OUT,

LOVING,

VALIDATE,

TRUSTWORTHY,
LOYAL,

NO DHA MANIPULATION

(Drama Hysteria Acting)
and

CELEBRATE

YOU!

 

 

THEY
are
YOUR HEAL/THY ENSEMBLE!
THEY
are

THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS:

” I SEE YOU!!!! ”

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My
cherished, intimate and prevailing
relationships
are with those who are
responsible, dedicated and strive
to

RISE UP!

HEAL/THY!

ADVENTUROUS!

YES!

 

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Don’t hide yourself

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THE GIFT OF BEING SEEN AS COMPLEX/WHOLE IS VICTORIOUS BEAUTY, WONDER + AWE!
A CHOIR OF MULTIPLES OR A SINGULAR LOVED ONE IS THE TOUCHSTONE OF YES! 

I KNOW. YOU KNOW.

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TODAY!  13 February 2020
MY SNAKESKIN PRINT COMPRESSION LEGGINGS > HELPS TO “DE-SWELL” FRANKIE/STEIN!

 

 

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GREETINGS

from

FRANKIE

(left foot)

and

STEIN

(right foot)!!!

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Orthopedic reconstruction surgery #55 DAY: WHEEEEEEE!
ALL my toes and major joints – hips / right knee – were congenitally dislocated.
27 December 2019
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/892-yes-lightluminousradiance-yes-greenfirehandsfeetdance-turningturningturning/

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Post op: 3 February 2020

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Post-op: 13 February 2020

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NO SHAME! 

The lengthy HEAL/THY process demands loving love. 

I am

so proud

of

loved ones

who continuously navigate

CHRONIC INVISIBLE / VISIBLE CHALLENGES

who

FALL and RISE

FALL and RISE 

FALL and RISE 

with

grace,

stalwart faith,

YES!

compassion,

GIANT STEPS,

and

courage

– ALL 

decorated

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RAF PILOTS

CAPTAINS!!!

👑WARRIORS👑

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I know it is not fair – hard,
excruciating,
beyond the pale
when we
feel all alone.
 

We are not victims.

We own our story.

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We
acknowledge our vulnerabilities.
We
make self-aware choices
with
WOW creativity,
heroic dignity,
loving love,
over the top humor,
and 

GIANT STEPS!!!!!!

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YES

DECISIONS / CHOICES

for

RISING:

🌪VICTIM 🌪 >  🌲SURVIVOR🌲  👑WARRIOR👑

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-appeal-heaven-1998-2000

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FOR  👑VICTORIOUS 👑YOU !

rosE FIRE series 2018

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/800-rose-fire-i-vii-april-2018-appear-hide-gold-pearls-or-snakes-scorpions/

 

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Don’t hide yourself

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BLOOOMING

bouquets of gratitude
and 

 my boundless appreciation

of

loved ones

who entrusted me

with their luminous sacred beauty

their story,

their truth,

their grit.

Blessings to YOU!!!

HONOR!

RESPECT!

ADMIRATION!

 

YOU

are

treasures,

remarkable,

shining,

rare,

beautiful,

unique

beloved

jewels!!!!

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Pelosi Statement on Senate Vote to Block Witnesses and Documents

January 31, 2020
Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Senate Republicans voted against calling witnesses and compelling documents in the impeachment proceedings:

“The Senate Republicans’ vote against calling witnesses and compelling documents

in the impeachment proceedings makes them accomplices to the President’s cover-up. 

 

The President was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

He is impeached forever. There can be no acquittal without a trial. 

And there is no trial without witnesses, documents and evidence.

 

“It is a sad day for America to see Senator McConnell require

the Chief Justice of the United States to preside over a vote

which rejected our nation’s judicial norms, precedents and institutions

to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law.

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#887 + 18 DECEMBER 2019 + 🇺🇸 + U.S. House of Representatives VOTED to IMPEACH

upholding the principles/vision of the United States of America’s CONSTITUTION

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/887-18-december-2019-%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%b8-u-s-house-of-representatives-voted-to-impeach-upholding-the-principles-vision-of-the-united-states-of-americas-constitution/

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Republican Senator Mitch McConnell

is NOT a ‘Captain Winters’ leader.

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His oath,
as an elected representative,
was/ is to

*”got your six”*

to the Constitution,
to America’s democracy,
and
to Americans.

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Senator Mitch McConnell

rounds up the Republican sheep

PERFECTLY

for the malevolent narcissist
who currently sits in the WH
– the man who impulsively tweets; conducts kiss me grandiose myopic rallies;
spews hatred; demeans; bullies; gaslights;
never is responsible/accountable for his OWN words/actions;
blames others for his victim behaviors
and
blames others for the storms he creates:
note his

‘throw another one under the bus’

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(he guts/eviscerates individuals who stand up to him – his liar liar pants on fire routine)
for daring to counter his uninformed phantoms he calls facts
and/or,
in turn,
challenging him to be accountable for his OWN choices/actions;
and, oh, he golfs.

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Please research the shared/fixed world view of
Cipollone, Sekula, Barr, Pompeo
–  it does not welcome a greater field of humanity.

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‘PERFECT’ SHEEP

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‘PERFECT’ SHEEP

Look at them go to the sounds of McConnell whistle blowing!

WHEEEEEEEEE!

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The Senate Republicans

will forever defined as

‘PERFECT’ SHEEP:

scared,
incapable of standing up for truth,
and
terrified of the United States President.
The Senate Republicans took an OATH to DO their job
– they betrayed their OATH because KEEPING their job was more important –
following the principled leadership envisioned by
the Framers of our Constitution?
I think not!!!

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The Republicans

the party of Abraham Lincoln

– who was not afraid to tell the truth,
persevered in his truth,
and
acted on his truth.

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President Abraham Lincoln’s character is described below:
Honesty striving for dealing with individuals and situations fairly and with truth
Empathyshowing concern and attempting to understand the feelings of others
Humilityworking for the betterment of others, and in the interest of others over self
Perseverance showing hope and determination in the face of defeats and loss
Couragebravely standing for what is right in the face of opposition and personal fears
Intellectcontinually learning all one can about the world around us
Vision being governed by a firm set of principles & attainable ideas about the future
Responsibilitywillingness to work hard and to do one’s duty as a citizen
Leadership – showing an ability to lead others in service and with justice & fairness

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 President Abraham Lincoln

“got y/our six”.

Truth.

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COURAGEOUS STAND UP ACTION.  NOT SHEEP.  S/HEROES.

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VULNERABILITY

FOXHOLE MATE

“I GOT YOUR SIX”

HONESTY

TRUST

RESPONSIBILITY

CHOICES

ACCOUNTABILITY

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What does the term

“got your six”

mean?
Where did it originate?
In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.”

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The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots
referencing the rear of an airplane as the six o’clock position.
If you picture yourself at the center of a clock face,
the area directly in front of you is twelve o’clock.
Six o’clock is what lies behind you.

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On a battlefield,

your “six” is the most vulnerable.

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When someone tells you

that they’ve

“got your six,

it means they’re watching your back.

By extension,

that person expects

you to have their back as well.

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“Got your six”

is now a ubiquitous term in the military
that also highlights the way
military members look out
for

each

other.

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Very difficult, challenging weekend
of  deliberate,
selective,
and
critical action
with full awareness of my bearing the consequences.

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INTEGRITY.

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Life is improvisational:

demanding
the multi-spheric awareness of a detectivepriest,
an eyeheartsensibility of a poet/musician
generating
a vast spectrum of possible outcomes to numerous blueprints of actions
and

triage

the determination of priorities for action.

A RAT PATROL captain + medic in the battlefield field

– a musician on stage improvising.

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Tuesday
was the one month marker
of my birthday
and
the one month post-op evaluation
of
the reconstruction of all my toes.
https://wordpress.com/view/catherineljohnson.wordpress.com

“FRANKIE” (left)  +  “STEIN” (right)

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I returned
and
was slammed down
by a monster virus with a high fever.

I am living the CDC description of the flu.

I am the middle soldier, at this time.

Vulnerable.

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One remarkable occurrence
  as I passed into and out of the high fever dreams:
I heard Rep. Adam Schiff quote the philosopher

John Rawls

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/747-veil-john-rawls-theory-of-justice-the-veil-of-ignorance-the-little-prince-documentary-whose-streets/
in his response to a question
from the Senate floor!

 

 

 

I will begin Physical Therapy
to learn how to walk again
with these new 10TENTOE
structures.

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Our bodyheartbrain

is OPEN to adventure

awaiting

to create NEW pathways
which is the

WONDER + AWE of NATURE

and
living who YOU are

– in truth, in light, risk, knowing you will fly

and
knowing

YOU are loved for ALL the things YOU are.

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Back to bed.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Michele Needs a Kidney

How can someone help?

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON