Where’s the Leather?


Has anyone stopped to question:

WHERE is the world’s supply of leather disappearing to?

Of all my travels in the past few years, I’ve noticed a severe deficiency of leather goods in the world market. Even in countries noted for their leather goods, leather is becoming rare — and exclusive.

Though the phenomena is minimized in the west where “pleather” is still considered trendy, is is hardly noticeable — yet. In Egypt, I’m told by salesmen that when they call something Italian leather, it now means “pleather”. It’s common street code. And when I ask them where all the leather in Egypt went, they tell me Italy.

True, you can still find leather handbags and shoes in major U.S Department stores, back alley peddlers and boutiques worldwide, but prices have gone up, quality has gone down, and quantities are scarce. If you walk into a Macy’s, only 10% of their handbags are real leather. In the 80’s, 95% were real leather.

Does it make a difference? Yes.

It would be great to see a world dressed vegan. However, since the prehistoric days of cavemen, Sumerians, and Indians, animal hides have always provided warmth from the cold. After hunts, the meat was used and skins were removed — since the physical bodies decomposed anyway after the spirit departed. It is not right to go kill living animals for their skin, but it is natural to use their hides after they are gone. Some people can only wear leather shoes for comfort purposes. Leather stretches. However, we also know big brands that produce leather goods DON’T wait for an animal to be “hunted and used” or die naturally. If an animal is killed solely for the purpose of taking its skin, and not used to be eaten (“hunted and used”), it’s death is not spiritually ethical. It is a crime.

Now back to the larger picture. Since there IS a decline in leather goods everywhere, though there still is a huge demand for them, yet a steady flow of meat in our grocery stores, then where is the leather going?

Or, is our meat not coming from COWS?
Or, is leather being hoarded to be used or saved for something we know nothing of?
Or, is leather being faded out of our markets for GOOD reason and intentions?
Or, are they creating android armies and using animal leather to create human looking skin?
Or, are animal rights activists finally winning their war on fur?
Or, is China creating premium leather-looking products for dirt cheap that only an insane business would turn to manufacturing costly leather in these times?

YOU DECIDE.

— Suzy Kassem

Nurture Your Currents

Every man has 3 holy components to his being that make him whole: mind, body, and spirit.

Often times we pay too much attention to the body and neglect the mind — or pay too much attention to the mind and neglect the body. Yet, the most neglected part of our being is our SPIRIT. People assume tending to our spirit means fasting, prayer or meditation, but I’m talking about the currents that flow outside and around our bodies versus what’s inside them.

If you take a photo with a camera that reads auras, you will see an electric line that goes all around your body. This color of this electric outline differs from person to person. People with intense energies can have cobalt blue, violet, white, yellow or orange auras. People with murky or insensitive personalities could have gray, brown, green or red auras. However, colors aside, how these currents flow around us, determine our current moods and attitudes.

That invisible electrical shield around your body is SENSITIVE. Plants and animals have them too. However, because we can’t see these currents of energy around us, we ignore protecting and nurturing them.

For example, alarm clocks are designed to interrupt your sleep by abruptly sending out annoying sound waves to disturb the peaceful flow or energy that circulates your shield.

It’s like throwing a huge log into a serene lake. The result is a bunch of repetitive ripples that keep expanding until they disappear. The peaceful current around the lake was also abruptly disturbed. The reaction is a counter-vibration that awakens everything that’s already at peace. That’s why I think alarm clocks are cruel to the spirit. Find one that FADES in with harmony, rather than pierces through your shield to startle you.

How do you re-energize your electrical currents? Drugs only tweak your currents temporarily, and too much usage will distort your shields. The right music soothes and regenerates your natural spiritual magnetism. And water flowing on the outside and inside of your body, improves your circuitry and circulation.

Besides the flow of music and water to improve your circuitry, air is equally important. Do not neglect this upcoming tip.

Never use dryers to dry your clothes.
ALWAYS hang dry your laundry whenever it is possible. I noticed this is very important to my own personal and spiritual well-being. How so?

In Egypt, clotheslines are as frequent as telephone lines. Almost every household (regardless of income) hangs their clothes out to dry — even with dryers in their homes. Due to a permissible climate, clothing dries faster in the air than in the machine. Second, air-dried clothing naturally feels better on the body. Third, I flow 7X smoother with air blown jeans and t-shirts than in those that were thrown in a machine. If I have to throw clothes into a dryer because it’s raining outside, my rivers of energy stop flowing right. Something with the static in the fabric throws off my energies.

When I returned to the States, I couldn’t write anymore. I was back to throwing my clothes into dryers again because hanging clothing outside wasn’t an option. I started to feel congested and out of place. As soon as I returned to my lifestyle in Egypt, I started writing again and my flow returned into an inexhaustible waterfall. It also has to do with the fact that my spirit is finally in perfect harmony with my geographic coordinates. I suggest you seek out the geographic location where your soul finds perfect alignment with the planet and earth as well. It makes a HUGE difference. My mind, body and spirit fit together better.

Be aware of your own frequencies and how they could affect other currents around you. Plants are as sensitive to noise, air, water, and music as you are, so be courteous to all lifeforms. Do not yell or scream at other people. They will not stand still like a serene pond in front of you if you disturb their currents. They will either yell back or walk away. Nobody likes their serenity disturbed. Take special care of your own shield. A weak one will allow a lot of negative energies to pass through. The spirit is one of the most neglected parts of man by doctors and scientists around the world. Yet, it is as vital as the heart and mind. It’s time for science to examine the many facets of the soul.

Nurture your river of life, and you will discover happiness revealed under all those unexplainable currents of strife.

May the flow stay with you. The force is already in you.

By Suzy Kassem

Heavens On Earth

There are many heavens on earth, but many people don’t bother seeking them out. There are many cultures that believe true paradise only exists in the afterlife. Paradise to the majority is something they catch a glimpse of in travel brochures or holy books. However, there are heavens upon heavens around us waiting for us to enjoy them. You should not be restricted, or restrict yourself, to seek them out – either financially, mentally, or physically. These are places you could live, grow, and find your own peace in the world. There is no reason you should restrict yourself to a small area of the world when there is a plethora of worlds within worlds far superior in breadth or depth to the one you currently inhabit. There are areas in the world where your energies are more synchronized in harmony, or climax off the charts, more than other parts in the world. If you’ve been feeling out of synch no matter what you do, it could be your location. Why restrict your soul like a bird in a cage? There are places where it could fly — and there are places that will make it cry. Only you are to blame for setting limitations. You should always be in control of your settings. Paradise has always been readily available and attainable to any man. We have blinded ourselves with limitations….and two week vacations.
— Suzy Kassem