Hello to you. I hope that wherever and whenever this finds you that you are having a good day. This phrase where and when comes from watching a scientist named Mehran Tavakoli Keshe of the Keshe Spaceship Institute. Ever since I started to try to follow his work back in October of 2016 I think it was, I have planted a seed in my heart for his work. It was so exciting to see what he and all the wonderful people also inspired, are trying to do with the technology he is sharing. He inspired me to try more experimenting in my kitchen! Seeing and hearing what he was proposing made me think of the visionary Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek. When I was in the United States Air Force, my dream was for their to be a purple force. I talked about this with many people I worked with. My vision was for all branches of the armed forces to unify for one mission of peace. I would love to see people, if they wanted to, to be able to join with others to go to regions of the world and be goodwill ambassadors of peace-making. I would love for them to be able to hug people, help people get on their feet again and not have to worry about their well-being or safety. It is a utopian view I know….probably even childish in a way but that is my way of thinking. Not everyone would necessarily share my point of view especially if they have been on the receiving end of unfair activities. It is not my place to say….”above my pay-grade.”
I wanted to recommend to anyone who regularly reads my writing here of the many, sometimes, severe edits to the blog. I have deleted countless pictures, my art and words out of concern for others. My original intention at starting this blog was to write for myself like a journal and it has become much more than that. I have censored myself and part of this is because I would take some time after I wrote something and realize I didn’t have all the facts or was writing about things I didn’t know everything about. I only had my perception or view and my sources were from the internet which aren’t always reliable. Even the sources I thought I could count on seemed to have faults with them or someone would say or write something to discredit them like snopes.com.
Ironically, it is from President Trump and his proposal of “fake news” that I started to question even myself but this isn’t a bad thing. Not everyone would agree with me. I decided some time ago, after disputes about his Presidency were creating rifts between my family and friends, that possibly our parents knew something I didn’t. I started to think about him differently, like a “Trump” card. I began to wonder if he was actually trying to help us in the opposite way we might expect. I wondered if everything he and other world leaders were doing was their way of attempting to fix this mess we have been in without our even realizing it. I began to wonder if he might actually become of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had and I say that not knowing if he was conscious of his behavior. I decided that I would change my perception of him like I have done for anyone I have come to know in world history, to include Adolf Hitler. What I came to understand, for myself, a long time ago is that based on my life, who am I to judge anyone? I don’t believe anyone is perfect and I don’t believe perfection even exists. Someone once said, there is perfection in imperfection and I believe that. This is just me and my opinion. Everyone has their own opinion and personal perspective on this life and I respect that. Sometimes it’s hard to get many “passionate” perspectives to communicate but I believe it is possible if we find a way to agree on what we have in common. This is a good place to start and many very smart people have shown me this by their example.
I am nattering on as my friend Les often says of herself in her letters lol. I hear my neighbor cutting their lawn at the moment and my back yard is very high but I wouldn’t be embarrassed if anyone saw it. I don’t choose to cut my yard anymore for more than just not having a lawn mower (we tried an electric/corded mower and it didn’t work out). I worry about all those I harm when I cut the lawn. I have wounded crickets and other beings by mowing and those wounded have come to me while I’m in the backyard. We became “friends” and I started to realize the connection between us and nature through these wounded insect warriors. If you look at life at each level, it’s all the same but just a little different. So I try to do the least amount of yard work that I have to so as not to harm anyone. I could hire people to take care of the yard etc., but I know they aren’t like me. I keep the front yard to “city” standards (like military standards) but don’t like doing it anymore. I used to cut the lawn and not care about the other lifeforms but once I started to care about them, to include all the trees trying to make new families, my entire perspective changed.
Some of my greatest teachers are like the cottonwood tree in my neighbor’s yard that was struck by lightning instead of our house. They let their offspring, seeds, go and sometimes they land on fertile soil and sometimes they land at my back porch or in my HVAC unit. During an outside meditation I had some time ago, I started to think of what these trees do. I began to think of symbiosis and how life on this planet may have started. There is a nature photographer, his name escapes me but I shared his work here before, that inspired me to think of nature in this way. This is ONLY A THEORY not a fact! Here is a post I wrote about this some time ago: https://saymber.com/2015/05/07/7-may-2015-in-the-beginning-there-was-symbiosis/. I am providing the link but will have to edit this.
Sometimes I link articles and items of interest to me from other places to give my sources. I don’t always know if I have permission to share what is on the internet here. I will be doing less of that in the future. If anyone should come across something I’ve linked and or shared and you would like it removed, please let me know in the comments section of this blog. In order to make comments, I think, but am not sure, you must have an account.