Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blogging with Lies

You may have noticed my absence in these parts, or maybe you've moved on and found blogs that are more interesting and more prolific. I really don't blame you. Blogging has made me feel exposed - and not in a good way. I'm not sure I want to give it up, but having a blogging buddy turn out to be a complete fraud hasn't helped me want to continue. Read the story here.

I don't know why people do the things they do, but I do hope Jeff finds the help he needs. In the meantime, I will work on my book and just lurk around the edges of blog land.

We live in interesting times.

Friday, August 10, 2012

An Obsession

Do you ever have a food that you want to eat to the exclusion of almost anything else? For me, it is watermelon. The watermelons have been wonderful this year. Is there anything better than something icy cold, full of sweet water, dribbling down your hands on a hot day?

My favorite is seedless. I am so happy when I find a good one, and so disappointed when I crack one open and it's not juicy or it has bad texture - over ripe or under ripe. Eating watermelon in the summer reminds me of my father. He used to buy one for 10 cents and we would feast - eating only the middle. I'm not sure how much my last watermelon cost, but I'm sure it wasn't 10 cents.

I'm not sure how I feel about these:

But I'm very willing to try one of these:

Or one of these:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Something to Ponder

In a study to measure our ability to send emotion and to be contagious, Howard Friedman, a psychologist at the University of California at Riverside developed the Affective Communication Test. In short, here was an interesting outcome:

From Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell:

"If a charismatic person started out depressed, and the inexpressive person started out happy, by the end of the two minutes the inexpressive person was depressed as well. But it didn't work the other way - only the charismatic person could infect the other people in the room with his or her emotions."

Whether you are a charismatic person and can influence people in a positive way, or a quieter, more low-key person, we need to accept the fact that we all have an impact with those we come in contact, at least to some extent. We can infect those around us by being positive, happy, uplifting, or we can have the opposite effect.

If you pay attention, you can become aware of your impact on others, whether you are interacting consciously or unconsciously.

How do you answer the phone? How do you treat your waitperson? How do you deal with a distracted sales clerk? How much do you send your food back to the kitchen when dining out? How patient are you with your children, your mother, your significant other?

Do you ever notice the look on people's faces when you are unconsciously talking to them? What are you saying?

How about when you are consciously talking to them? What are you saying? What are you not  saying? What is the difference?

Mindfulness is important whether we are doing something as mundane as cooking, or as important as impacting the world around us.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Are You Feeling Odd?

My husband has been complaining of feeling very tired at odd times lately. He is a very high-energy person, training for a marathon in October, so being really tired is usually out of character for him. It is not all of the time - just at odd times. He has also been having very vivid dreams. I've had similar symptoms. Lee Harris's August Energy Report suggests these symptoms may be part of a larger picture:

Ongoing 2012 symptoms which have been strong in July and will continue through August are:

• Strong Dreams – Dream activity is stronger than normal for most and intense for some – death/destruction featuring strongly, or beautiful visions of the future

• Strong/sudden tiredness – Solar Flare activity and the movement of our planet giving you a kind of spiritual jet-lag experience. Rest and sleep as much as possible.

• Mental conflicts – Mental confusion involving doubting aspects of life/doubting yourself and your decisions. Everything is changing – you couldn't avoid these mental shifts.

• High highs and low lows – New heights of clarity and feeling and/or intense burning off of the old emotional memories within you. The burn is fast if you allow it.

• Fear/anxiety/emotion – working through the body, in response to everything that is changing fast. Breath, re-find your centre and stop 'doing' until you do, let go of a need to control, and surrender the past.

Monday, August 6, 2012

You're Right Where You Need To Be

The realization that I'm right where I need to be has been a very recent discovery. I think we spend an enormous amount of time thinking about where we need to be and lose track of the fact that everything flows in its own time. We learn those things we need to know when we need to know them - and not before. That is how our world is designed.

It's been a challenge for me to relax in that thought. I am only responsible for what I put into the matrix, certainly not responsible for what others feel obliged to offer up. My path is different from yours. You can't prescribe to me what is best for me because you simply have no idea what I need.

Humanity is evolving but in its own way and time. No one needs to feel responsible for anothers awakening or enlightenment because the Universe is designed to create just what is needed for each individual when it is needed.

Synchronicity. Just follow the signs.

For a great talk on this subject go here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pole Reversal & New Ice Age

I have listened to many people talk over the last few years about what they think is happening in terms of 2012, weather changes, where we are in the cosmos, etc. With this in mind, I think the two segments  on Veritas with Robert Felix offers a possible winning theory. He believes, after years of research, that we may be entering a new ice age. He bases his assumptions on hard science and thinks that it is part of the pole reversal process that comes around about every 11,500 years and is involved in the precession of the equinoxes. He has graphs that show how temperatures have dropped worldwide, and uses the past freeze in the Baltic countries as an example.

I won't go into all the details he lays out in his talk because it would take too long, but the gist is that in a magnetic pole reversal you find many of the same anomalies that we are currently experiencing. He believes that the earth warming is really the result of some 3,000,000 volcanoes under the sea that may be warming the water. The water temperatures rise, volcano eruption above ground cools the skies with ash, and you have the perfect set up for a new ice age. In the last ice age it was determined that rain dropped to the tune of 1500 inches per year causing glaciers to form over time because of the rain that turned to snow in the winter months. These events happened very quickly. There are mountains in central Oregon and rocks in Nevada that seem to suggest it could happen in less than 30 days. Woolly Mammoth found in glaciers had grass in their throats and mouth as though they had just been having dinner.

However, glaciers did not form everywhere. Seattle, Washington was under 4,000 feet of ice but Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was not under ice at all. It essentially stopped at the Missouri River in a 15-story cliff of ice. Entering an ice age may mean only a change of temperature of seven degrees. Radical but survivable. By moving South one could easily survive an ice age. The climatic changes, coupled with the radiation, soot, buckyballs, and electrical storms are the problem. It's hard to grow food in that climate. Which begs the question -  what can one do to protect their family in the event of a pole reversal?

Mr. Felix lives in Washington State with his family and friends and does not want to move at this time. He does have food and water set aside, however. As well as a place further South that has the same supplies in the event there is time to move. Science suggests that the animals that survived the last ice age were slow moving (lower matabolisms) and were not in the oceans where salt would increase electrical conductivity.  The animals such as the crocodile and the turtle that were in fresh water survived mostly intact. (Although that doesn't explain the shark.) He believes that during a pole reversal carbon and radioactive materials rain down in massive quantity. The have found a band of carbon that literally circles the earth.  Another thing they found on top of dinosaurs covered in carbon were diamonds! One would have to wonder what sort of electrical storm would cause diamonds to rain down...

If you don't have to run out into the holocaust you might have a better chance of survival. Those forced by need to find water and food would be at greater risk.

As an aside, I have heard, from more than one source, that if we are in a situation where it is dark for three days we are supposed to put blankets on the windows, seal the edges with tape, stay inside and not look out no matter how tempted. It is suggested that we play games and sing songs. (Sounds crazy, but file that away somewhere, just in case.) I wonder, after listening to Mr. Felix talk, if that is because of this massive dump of radiation? Could this event have been prophesied? Maybe because it's happened in the past?

In the end we are all in this together. Whether you put some dried foods in a pantry or live in the moment, it's nice to know humanity has survived such an event in the past and will surely survive again. But I'm feeling less and less inclined to pay a Carbon Tax.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


If anyone is still in doubt that we are in times of Revelations - the revealing - then this radio segment on Red Ice Creations is for you. I was absolutely blown away by the information revealed on this (free) segment. You can follow up with more information on this topic here.

It's time to stand up and be counted. It's time to rip away the masks and curtains.

I applaud all of those brave individuals who are now fighting for what is right and just, especially when it comes to children. Their time has come.