25 Sept 2018 Bowls, Caterpillars and Drawing

Just a reminder, the dividing by 2 came to me when the system initially did.  It’s like analyzing something with both parts of ourselves, the light and shadow.  It’s the duality of human nature.  We are basically two parts stitched together inside and out if you think about it!  Most things that come into our lives go under some sort of scrutiny and or analysis before we accept the person, place or thing as “truth” or worthy of being part of our life.   It seems a rare thing when a person, other life form, place or thing is exactly how it seems to appear.   What we call things today aren’t always the names that were used in the past.  In this list you will see the difference in value between dirt and soil.  Dirt in the numbers has the same value as a camera even though it has the same purpose of soil.

The “3 cycle” represents to me the cycles of life, death and rebirth.  The “9 cycle” represents difficult to me or something is hard, sturdy or tough.  It’s rather incredible to see what numbers can tell us about the meaning and possible intent of why things were given the labels they were.  As I’ve done this for my personal list, you can see how dated some words are compared to others.  It’s pretty fascinating!  (To me at least!)  If you have a question about any of this, please leave me a comment.  Thank you for stopping by!

https://www.gematrix.org/

what is the purpose of a craft in Simple Gematria equals: 293

14/5 divided by 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a craft in Simple Gematria equals: 285

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of orgone in Simple Gematria equals: 318

12/3 cycle or 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the function of orgone in Simple Gematria equals: 310

4/2/1

what is the purpose of orgonite in Simple Gematria equals: 347

14/5 divided by 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of orgonite in Simple Gematria equals: 339

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

http://www.orgoneenergyfields.com/what-is-orgonite/(use link to read more if your interested)

What is Orgone?

The word orgonite comes from “orgone”, the name given by Wilhelm Reich to vital energy found everywhere in nature. It is life energy, also called Ch’i, Prana, and Aether. This vital energy exists, in a natural way, under many different forms. It can be neutral (OR=orgone), positive (POR=positive orgone energy) or negative (DOR = deadly orgone energy). When positive, it enables living organisms to exist in a healthy state. Reich did a lot of research on the properties and behaviors of this energy. He built an orgone accumulator out of alternate layers of metal and organic material. He also observed that OR was able to neutralize nuclear radiation.

what is the purpose of organic in Simple Gematria equals: 311

5 divided by 2 – 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of organic in Simple Gematria equals: 303

6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of a bowl in Simple Gematria equals: 297

18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of a bowl in Simple Gematria equals: 289

19/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 19 divided by 2 = 9.5 = 14 divided by 2 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of dirt in Simple Gematria equals: 295

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

what is the function of dirt in Simple Gematria equals: 287

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of soil in Simple Gematria equals: 299

20/2/1 or 20/10/ 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of soil in Simple Gematria equals: 291 – soil isn’t the same as dirt in the numbers, dirt has the exact same value as a camera!

12/3 cycle or 12/3 cycle or 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a caterpillar in Simple Gematria equals: 360

9 cycle

what is the function of a caterpillar in Simple Gematria equals: 352

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of a tree in Simple Gematria equals: 293

14/5 divided by 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a tree in Simple Gematria equals: 285

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a cottonwood tree in Simple Gematria equals: 437

14/5 divided by 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a cottonwood tree in Simple Gematria equals: 429

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a pecan tree in Simple Gematria equals: 332

8/4/2/1

what is the function of a pecan tree in Simple Gematria equals: 324

9 cycle

what is the purpose of an oak tree in Simple Gematria equals: 334

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of an oak tree in Simple Gematria equals: 326

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of a crepe myrtle tree in Simple Gematria equals: 433

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a crepe myrtle tree in Simple Gematria equals: 425

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of a human in Simple Gematria equals: 302

5 divided by 2 – 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a human in Simple Gematria equals: 294

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a camera in Simple Gematria equals: 286

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

what is the function of a camera in Simple Gematria equals: 278

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

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18 Sept 2018 Monument (Drawing), Numbers look and song by Röyksopp & Robyn

The name I gave the drawing was Monument.  The brainstorming here pretty much began with that.  This isn’t “all inclusive.”  It never is.  There are so many words in all the languages we speak for these sorts of things.  This is just my looking at what I’ve seen as an observer of the entertainment, “being famous” business.  People who embark on the famous business either rise, coast or fall just like statues.  What is the most important thing?  What we did in this life? How we are remembered after we die?  Follow this all the way to the bottom and you’ll see where I’m at it the question.

doing what you love to do in Simple Gematria equals: 270/9 cycle

monument in Simple Gematria equals: 115/7

statue in Simple Gematria equals: 86/14/7

award in Simple Gematria equals: 47/11

title in Simple Gematria equals: 66/12/6/3 cycle

idol in Simple Gematria equals: 40/4/2/1

role model in Simple Gematria equals: 99/18/9 cycle

example in Simple Gematria equals: 76/13

remembered in Simple Gematria equals: 88/16/8/4/2/1

legacy in Simple Gematria equals: 53/8/4/2/1

honored in Simple Gematria equals: 79/16/8/4/2/1

=1019

recorded in Simple Gematria equals: 72/9 cycle

photographed in Simple Gematria equals: 133/7

filmed in Simple Gematria equals: 49/13

written about in Simple Gematria equals: 168/15

talked about in Simple Gematria equals: 112/4

in a magazine in Simple Gematria equals: 100/1

in a movie in Simple Gematria equals: 88/16/8/4/2/1

in a television show in Simple Gematria equals: 219/16/6/3 cycle

vanity in Simple Gematria equals: 91/10

=1032

narcissist in Simple Gematria equals: 131/5

ego in Simple Gematria equals: 27/9 cycle

pride in Simple Gematria equals: 52/7

word of mouth in Simple Gematria equals: 158/14/7

press release in Simple Gematria equals: 142/7

in the news in Simple Gematria equals: 117/9 cycle

social media in Simple Gematria equals: 91/10

in the internet in Simple Gematria equals: 161/8/4/2/1

fans in Simple Gematria equals: 40/4/2/1

special treatment in Simple Gematria equals: 181/10

=1100

favor in Simple Gematria equals: 62/8/4/2/1

fame in Simple Gematria equals: 25/7

make a lot of money in Simple Gematria equals: 171/9 cycle (money=72)

live a rich lifestyle in Simple Gematria equals: 200/2/1

afford fancy clothes in Simple Gematria equals: 181/10

afford expensive cars in Simple Gematria equals: 210/3 cycle

eat at fancy restaurants in Simple Gematria equals: 252/9 cycle

elaborate vacations in Simple Gematria equals: 183/12/6/3 cycle

=1284

material wealth in Simple Gematria equals: 148/13

live in exclusive neighborhoods in Simple Gematria equals: 330/6/3 cycle

=478

= 4913/1313/44/8/4/2/1

control over your own life in Simple Gematria equals: 320

4913 + 320 = 5233/13/4/2/1

what is the most important thing in Simple Gematria equals: 364/13

what we did in this life in Simple Gematria equals: 208/10

how we are remembered after we die in Simple Gematria equals: 282/12

= 854/17/8  (one of the 8’s is the number for God #26/8  when all is said and done it’s time to return everything we’ve just been borrowing )

 

Röyksopp & Robyn “Monument” (Music Video)

Monument – The Inevitable End Version

Make a space
For my body
Dead or whole,
Push this side apart
This is what I’m controlling,
It’s a mole, the inside that I cart
This will be my monument
This will be a beacon when I’m gone, gone, gone
When I’m gone, gone, gone
When I’m gone!
Soon when that moment comes,
I can say I did it all with love, love, love
All with love, love, love
All with love!
Make a cast of my body
Pull back out,
So that I can see
Make a world
Are you ruling?
Make a world
That I used to be
I will let this monument,
Represent a moment of my life, life, life
Of my
I will let this monument,
Represent a moment of my life, life, life
Of my life, life, life
Of my life!
I will let this monument,
Represent a moment of my life, life, life
Of my life, life, life
Of my life!
Make a cast of my body
Pull back out,
So that I can see
Make a world
Are you ruling?
Make a world
That I used to be
Monument – The Inevitable End Version lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

17 Sept 2018 Sunrise

morning in Simple Gematria equals: 90
sunrise in Simple Gematria equals: 105
monday in Simple Gematria equals: 72
= 267/87/15/6/3 cycle  or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

I saw this article as I glanced at the news this morning.  So sad!  These people are still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew.  I have seen several articles asking for donations from the public to help the victims:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/09/16/helping-out-after-hurricane-florence-where-what–how-to-donate/#529229597c55.

Where is the North and South Carolina  government in all of this?  Fighting.  Where is the Federal government in all of this?  Fighting.  Where are the people?  Drowning.  Living in rotting and flooded out homes hoping to ride out Florence.  Something just doesn’t seem right about all of this.

Why are so many people choosing to stay and ride out these storms?  Why don’t they have a place to go with their pets?  Do they have a place to go and they still don’t go? When they choose to stay in their homes then putting their lives and those of emergency personnel at risk?  I’m sorry but this doesn’t seem smart.

This disaster scenario is playing out over and over again and still it seems we haven’t learned much.  With all the technology, the wealth and resources and science still people are dying in these storms.  People are still making poor choices and expecting help that doesn’t seem to be there for them unless it comes from charity.  Do they have home owner’s insurance and if they do does it cover disasters like this?  If they don’t have insurance by choice or just can’t afford it then what?!  Where is all the money in this country going?  This is normal for a first world country?!  This isn’t climate change?!  Where is the breaking point with this?!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/hundreds-are-still-trapped-from-florences-flooding-and-the-worst-is-still-yet-to-come/ar-BBNophk?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=ansmsnnews11

Hundreds are still trapped from Florence’s flooding, and ‘the worst is still yet to come’

hundreds are still trapped from florences flooding and the worst is still yet to come in Simple Gematria equals: 868/22/4/2/1

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/south-carolina-officials-clash-over-flood-barrier/ar-BBNr9oW?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=ansmsnnews11

South Carolina officials clash over flood barrier

south carolina officials clash over flood barrier in Simple Gematria equals: 462/12/6/3 cycle

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election
grim warnings for white house republicans ahead of election in Simple Gematria equals: 567/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle
= 1897/25/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
state government in Simple Gematria equals: 198
federal government in Simple Gematria equals: 184
federal emergency management agency in Simple Gematria equals: 294
north carolina in Simple Gematria equals: 148
south carolina in Simple Gematria equals: 156
hurricane in Simple Gematria equals: 97
climate change in Simple Gematria equals: 101
weather in Simple Gematria equals: 80
mandatory evacuation in Simple Gematria equals: 222
ride out the storm in Simple Gematria equals: 210
= 1690/79/16/8/4/2/1 or 16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
republican in Simple Gematria equals: 101 (ironic considering many Republicans don’t believe in climate change)
democrat in Simple Gematria equals: 79
third party in Simple Gematria equals: 139
*failure of leadership in Simple Gematria equals: 190
= 509/59/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
1897 + 1690 + 509 = 4096/19/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 
4096 divided by 17 items = 240.94117 = 28/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  (averaging)
mandatory evacuation in Simple Gematria equals: 222/6/3 cycle
minus
its in gods hands now in Simple Gematria equals: 214/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 
= 8  (#value for God = 26 or 8)
(I divide values by 2 because we evaluate people, places and things with our light and shadow selves, two eyes, two halves of our brains – basically
because of the duality of human nature)
Interesting: 
https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/at1897.asp1897 North Atlantic Tropical Storms Detailed tracking charts and info for tropical storms since 1851.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/battle_of_the_boyne

The Battle of the Boyne

1 July 1690

The Battle of the Boyne was fought in Ireland between William of Orange and James II in July 1690.

It was the last time two crowned kings of England, Scotland and Ireland faced each other on the battlefield.

William of Orange won a crushing victory, which secured the Protestant ascendancy in Ireland for generations. It retains huge symbolic importance in Northern Ireland, where it is celebrated by the Orange Order every 12 July.

Ancient Roman historians initially differed over the precise date of Rome’s foundation. By the end of the republic, however, it was generally accepted that Rome had been founded in 753 bce and that the republic had begun in 509 bce, following the overthrow of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last of Rome’s seven kings.

https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/ – found this site this morning, lots of interesting data here

What is the Total US Government Spending?

In FY 2017, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, was “guesstimated” to be $6.89 trillion, with federal $3.98 trillion; state $1.76 trillion; local $1.82 trillion.

What is Federal Spending?

In FY 2017, federal government spending was $3.98 trillion according to the Office of Management and Budget. Budgeted spending for FY 2018 is $4.17 trillion.

What is the spending on Defense?

In FY 2017 the federal government spent $822.9 billion on Defense.

That includes $598.7 billion on the military, $177.9 billion on veterans, and $46.3 billion on foreign aid.

What is the spending on Welfare?

In FY 2017 total US government spending on welfare — federal, state, and local — was “guesstimated” to be $1,098 billion, including $643 billion for Medicaid, and $455 billion in other welfare.

What is the spending on Medicare?

In FY 2017 the federal government spent $597 billion on Medicare.

But that is not the whole story.

The $597 billion number is so-called “net” Medicare, net of premiums and collections. Gross spending on Medicare in FY 2017, before subtracting “premiums and collections,” was $708 billion.

Here is the math:
Gross Medicare at $708 billion
equals Net Medicare at $597 billion
plus Medicare premiums and collections at $111 billion

What is the spending on Social Security?

In FY 2017 the federal government spent $945 billion on Social Security.

Government Spending: Federal, State, Local

Governments in the US will spend $7.1 trillion in 2018.

https://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/total?show=fTable 2.01: Total Spending in 2018

In fiscal 2018 the federal government estimates spending will be $4.2 trillion, of which $0.7 trillion will be transferred to states and local governments. State spending for 2018 is “guesstimated” by usgovernmentspending.com at $1.8 trillion and local government spending is “guesstimated” by usgovernmentspending.com at $1.9 trillion.

Total spending at all levels of government in the United States is “guesstimated” by usgovernmentspending.com to be $7.1 trillion in 2018.

https://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/state_spend_rank – you can see state by state ranking of spending

State                 State Spending Local Spending State and Local Spending

North Carolina 7.66%                9.45%                17.11%

South Carolina 11.77%              10.90%               22.67%

2:33 pm — I did some more thinking about the natural disaster issue.  I know I haven’t even reached a fraction of all the factors.  It’s so complicated!  It is interesting what showed up in just these few words:

17 Sept 2018

What is interesting to see in just the numeric value of the words, no actual dollar values or other facts what you can see. It seems like a lot of different agents benefit and or profit from what happens before, during and after a natural disaster but it’s a 9 cycle, meaning it’s a hard way to turn a profit and or benefit from tragedy –

profit from misery in Simple Gematria equals: 225/9 cycle

who makes the most profit from natural disasters in Simple Gematria equals: 532

82/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

who benefits the most from natural disasters in Simple Gematria equals: 479

*20/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

insurance companies in Simple Gematria equals: 199/19

grocery stores in Simple Gematria equals: 187/16

energy companies in Simple Gematria equals: 169/16

roofers in Simple Gematria equals: 96/15

police departments in Simple Gematria equals: 195/15

construction companies in Simple Gematria equals: 266/14

federal government in Simple Gematria equals: 184/13

fuel companies in Simple Gematria equals: 139/13

emergency medical technicians in Simple Gematria equals: 247/13

the earth in Simple Gematria equals: 85/13

banks in Simple Gematria equals: 47/11

hospitals in Simple Gematria equals: 119/11

national guard in Simple Gematria equals: 137/11

contractors in Simple Gematria equals: 146/11

city governments in Simple Gematria equals: 209/11

fire departments in Simple Gematria equals: 173/11

corporations in Simple Gematria equals: 163/10

garbage companies in Simple Gematria equals: 136/10

state governments in Simple Gematria equals: 217/10

storm victims in Simple Gematria equals: 180/9

first responders in Simple Gematria equals: 205/7

cleanup crews in Simple Gematria equals: 140/5

= 3639/99/18/9 cycle

home repairs in Simple Gematria equals: 127

damage to property in Simple Gematria equals: 199

loss of life in Simple Gematria equals: 118

injuries in Simple Gematria equals: 105

water removal in Simple Gematria equals: 153

water damage in Simple Gematria equals: 98

= 800/8

3639 – 800 = 2839/22/4/2/1

3639 + 800 = 4439/20/2/1 (interesting how 20 shows up here when you add a few of the side effects that come from natural disasters.

15 Sept 2018 Evening clouds and drawing

photography in Simple Gematria equals: 149

14/5

sky in Simple Gematria equals: 55

10/5

evening in Simple Gematria equals: 76

13/4/2/1

clouds in Simple Gematria equals: 74

11/2/1

drawing in Simple Gematria equals: 76

13/4/2/1

alvarado texas in Simple Gematria equals: 143

8/4/2/1

= 573/15/6/3 cycle   or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

573 divided by 6 = 95.5 = 19 divided by 2 = 9.5 = 14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

 

Just for fun:

just for fun in Simple Gematria equals: 150

6/3 cycle)

sharing a part of my life in Simple Gematria equals: 223

43/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

drawing as therapy in Simple Gematria equals: 189

99/18/9 cycle (it’s not easy to draw and the numbers validate that)

writing as therapy in Simple Gematria equals: 213

6/3 cycle

blogging as therapy in Simple Gematria equals: 186

15/6/3 cycle

= 738/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

738 divided by 5 = 147.6/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

 

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11 Sept 2018 Are you sorry you did something wrong or just sorry you got caught?

Kyle and I were talking today about whether or not most people are genuinely sorry when they have done something wrong.  Are they sorry about what they did or are they just sorry because they got caught.  It seems like there are so many laws that don’t get enforced or if they do they are not consistently enforced.  I honestly believe the lack of consistency goes to a lot more people are misbehaving than we have law enforcement to actually catch them at it.  I also suspect there are many laws on the books that really are either too complicated for the average person to understand or are out of step with our times.  Many people probably don’t even know they are even breaking a law there are so many of them and they are so complicated to understand.  The term “legalese” comes to mind.  I’ve tried to read some laws and it’s made my head hurt.  The language they use for a lot of laws are not the normal words that most of us use day to day.  Did they do that on purpose?  May be.

I’m going to take a break from here for a couple of days.  We are going to be having some extra four legged visitors for a few days and that will keep me pretty occupied!  Another reason I need to step away is I know I’m repeating myself.  I tried to draw today and I was empty – nothing came to me.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it does make for a disappointment for those of you who started following my blog for my art works!

Anyhew… here is my brainstorm.  It’s not all inclusive but it’s interesting to see some of the common terms in numbers.  I am doing something a little different and making sure the dividing by 2 happens all the way through.  It’s interesting to see how some of these items really are not straight-forward and require analysis, which is pretty accurate to what is actually going on.

Brainstorm about being sorry for doing something wrong

  1. I’m sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 117

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

  1. I got caught in Simple Gematria equals: 111

3 cycle

  1. I am innocent in Simple Gematria equals: 117

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

  1. I’m not guilty in Simple Gematria equals: 165

12/6/3 cycle

  1. Somebody else did it in Simple Gematria equals: 185

14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. I dont know what you are talking about in Simple Gematria equals: 395

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. I’m not sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 166

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. guilty conscience in Simple Gematria equals: 184

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. *forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 139

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. ask for forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 209

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. cheat in Simple Gematria equals: 37

10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. lie in Simple Gematria equals: 26

8/4/2/1

  1. steal in Simple Gematria equals: 57

12/6/3 cycle

  1. obstruct the truth in Simple Gematria equals: 238

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. corruption in Simple Gematria equals: 149

14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. be unfaithful in Simple Gematria equals: 125

8/4/2/1

  1. adultery in Simple Gematria equals: 106

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. commit a crime in Simple Gematria equals: 122

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. commit murder in Simple Gematria equals: 152

8/4/2/1

  1. break the law in Simple Gematria equals: 106

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. bribery in Simple Gematria equals: 79

16/8/4/2/1

  1. libel in Simple Gematria equals: 40

4/2/1

  1. plagerism in Simple Gematria equals: 100

1 or 100 divided by 2 = 50 divided by 2 = 25 divided by 2 = 12.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. assault in Simple Gematria equals: 93

12/6/3 cycle

  1. hide evidence in Simple Gematria equals: 93

12/6/3 cycle

  1. destroy evidence in Simple Gematria equals: 173

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. perjury in Simple Gematria equals: 113

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. bribe a witness in Simple Gematria equals: 146

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

= 3743/17/8/4/2/1 3743 divided by 28 = 133.67857 = 40/4/2/1 which is same value for item 22. libel in Simple Gematria equals: 40)

defamation in Simple Gematria equals: 88 is another word for libel

https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1153

libel

1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others. Libel is the written or broadcast form of defamation, distinguished from slander, which is oral defamation. It is a tort (civil wrong) making the person or entity (like a newspaper, magazine or political organization) open to a lawsuit for damages by the person who can prove the statement about him/her was a lie. Publication need only be to one person, but it must be a statement which claims to be fact and is not clearly identified as an opinion. While it is sometimes said that the person making the libelous statement must have been intentional and malicious, actually it need only be obvious that the statement would do harm and is untrue. Proof of malice, however, does allow a party defamed to sue for general damages for damage to reputation, while an inadvertent libel limits the damages to actual harm (such as loss of business) called special damages. Libel per se involves statements so vicious that malice is assumed and does not require a proof of intent to get an award of general damages. Libel against the reputation of a person who has died will allow surviving members of the family to bring an action for damages. Most states provide for a party defamed by a periodical to demand a published retraction. If the correction is made, then there is no right to file a lawsuit. Governmental bodies are supposedly immune to actions for libel on the basis that there could be no intent by a non-personal entity, and further, public records are exempt from claims of libel. However, there is at least one known case in which there was a financial settlement as well as a published correction when a state government newsletter incorrectly stated that a dentist had been disciplined for illegal conduct. The rules covering libel against a “public figure” (particularly a political or governmental person) are special, based on U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The key is that to uphold the right to express opinions or fair comment on public figures, the libel must be malicious to constitute grounds for a lawsuit for damages. Minor errors in reporting are not libel, such as saying Mrs. Jones was 55 when she was only 48, or getting an address or title incorrect. 2) v. to broadcast or publish a written defamatory statement.

See also: defamation libel per se public figure slander

it is a matter of opinion in Simple Gematria equals: 248/14/5

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

court of law in Simple Gematria equals: 134/8 (133.67857)

 

 

 

 

11 Sept 2018 Seventeenth Anniversary (9/11)

Hello to you.  How are you?  I’m doing ok.  Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11/2001.  Today I’m thinking about all the survivors who are yet struggling with cancer and the other adverse health conditions that came from the day.  I am thinking about the family of those who died that day….all of us.  Directly or indirectly, we are all family.   Sometimes families fight and do really horrible things to each other.  To me, as I look at 9/11 all these years later, that day is a testimony to what extremes can come from a dysfunctional family.

https://www.gematrix.org/

nine eleven two thousand one in Simple Gematria equals: 299/20/2/1

dysfunctional family in Simple Gematria equals: 229/13/4/2/1

seventeenth anniversary in Simple Gematria equals: 283/13/4/2/1

survivor in Simple Gematria equals: 144/9 cycle

family in Simple Gematria equals: 66/12/6/3 cycle

cancer in Simple Gematria equals: 44/8/4/2/1

broken heart in Simple Gematria equals: 117/9 cycle (I see 9/11 in here)

= 1182/12/6/3 cycle 

Links to some of the remaining posts I have here about 9/11:

https://saymber.com/2018/08/21/21-aug-2018-exploring-the-meaning-of-9-11-in-another-way-with-numbers/

https://saymber.com/2017/12/06/6-dec-2017-pete-davidson-snl-survivor-of-9-11/

https://saymber.com/2016/09/10/10-sept-2016-trying-to-regain-trust-in-my-country-bakken-pipeline-and-911-tech-n9ne-ft-redcloud-ptsd-songvideo-about-standing-rock-pipeline-protests-mc-redcloud-lyrics-green-party-jill-st/

https://saymber.com/2017/10/05/5-oct-2017-what-constant-exposure-to-negative-news-is-doing-to-our-mental-health-huffington-post-carolyn-gregoire/

A quick numbers run about some aspects of money:

old money in Simple Gematria equals: 103/4/2/1

new money in Simple Gematria equals: 114/6/3 cycle

wealth in Simple Gematria equals: 69/15/6/3 cycle  (people in Simple Gematria equals: 69)

rich in Simple Gematria equals: 38/11/2/1  or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

poor in Simple Gematria equals: 64/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

middle income in Simple Gematria equals: 106/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

checking account in Simple Gematria equals: 137/11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

savings account in Simple Gematria equals: 168/15/6/3 cycle

bank account in Simple Gematria equals: 105/6/3 cycle

credit union in Simple Gematria equals: 132/6/3 cycle

wall street in Simple Gematria equals: 135/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

individual retirement account in Simple Gematria equals: 309/12/6/3 cycle

roth ira plan in Simple Gematria equals: 132/6/3 cycle

taxes in Simple Gematria equals: 69/15/6/3 cycle

taxpayer in Simple Gematria equals: 110/2/1  (president in Simple Gematria equals: 110)

= 1791/18/9 cycle

money in Simple Gematria equals: 72/9 cycle

 

9 Sept 2018 Thoughts in Spirals (drawing)

9 Sept 2018 – I did this earlier today.  Can you see on the left, the one holding on to their thoughts like a carefully guarded treasure?   “Thoughts in spirals” = 235/10/1

Is what we see what we think or is what we think what we see? (591/15/6/3 cycle) – phrase that came to my mind thinking about this drawing

Reality = 90/9  Fantasy = 86/14/5  Illusion = 111/3  Simulation = 133/7 Creation = 85/13/4  Hologram = 89/17/8/4/2/1

= 594/18/9 cycle

“Life as we know it” = 172/19/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

594 + 172

= 766/19/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

It’s interesting to see with just this  little sampling that it boils down to the same answer, in the numbers at least!

 

This stuff has been on my mind again.  Most everything has already been done in music, movies, books, games etc., so what is it that we are buying?  We are paying to read, to play, to see and or to hear someone’s personal interpretation or unique vision/version of what has already come before.  So while the concept of an original thought or idea may not exist, an original interpretation of an existing thought or idea can.  My riddling this out is helpful because it helps me understand some of what is going on with the creative industries these days.

original thought = 184/13/2/1  intellectual property = 267/15/6/3  copyright infringement = 255/12/6/3

= 706/13/4/2/1

copyright = 121/4/2/1  property = 133/7  original = 85/13/4/2/1 creative = 83/11/2/1 rights = 81/9  royalties =124/7  profits = 103/4

ownership = 127/10/1

= 857/20/2/1

“It’s all about making money” = 259/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

“Point of view” = 154/19/10/1

Perspective = 138/12/3

Perception = 121/4/2/1

= 672/15/6/3

706 + 857 + 672 = 2235/48/12/6/3  — seems to boil down to copyright infringement doesn’t it?!

(Thoughts in spirals = 235 showed up in here lol)

Personal interpretation = 284/14/5 very close to original thought = 184/13/2/1 

2235 + 284 = 2519/17/8/4/2/1 very close to “It’s all about making money” = 259/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

money = 72/9

2519 + 72 = 2591/17/8/4/2/1

https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html

What is copyright infringement?

As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.

What is peer-to-peer (P2P) networking?

A type of network where computers communicate directly with each other, rather than through a central server. Often referred to simply as peer-to-peer, or abbreviated P2P, a type of network in which each workstation has equivalent capabilities and responsibilities in contrast to client/server architectures, in which some computers are dedicated to serving the other computers. A “network” is a group of two or more computer systems linked together by various methods. In recent usage, peer-to-peer has come to describe applications in which users can use the Internet to exchange files with each other directly or through a mediating server.

Where is the public domain?

The public domain is not a place. A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner.

Image result for what is perception

(Source is internet for this message)

= 863/17/8/4/2/1

6 Sept 2018 A tribute in music (Dream)

Hello to you.  Hope this finds you well.  No drawings today – we were blessed with rain.  I’d rather have that then my drawings any day!

I had an interesting dream in the midst of a not very restful night.

It was a dream about random people gathered in a theater paying tribute to a musician by playing one of the musicians songs together.  Each person was playing their own instrument.  It was a short song.  The music was projected on a large screen so everyone could see it to play.

I kind of remembered the song this morning – sounded like something that would be fun for a brass band to play!  It’s gone now, but I enjoyed it for a while this morning.  I think that would a lovely way for ordinary folks to pay tribute to a musician!  Just show up with whatever instrument you play, put the music up and read, set go!  Some of us don’t read music proficiently so we get to just appreciate what we see and hear….may be hum along.  I like to do that.

I couldn’t resist riddling this out in the numbers to see what would come up.

When I see a number go back to 1, it means self to me.  For example music goes back to 1 and that’s pretty  much how music is.  You choose a genre/sound of music you like and you enjoy it.  It doesn’t matter if anyone else does because when you are enjoying it, it’s for you.

The reason I divide a number that doesn’t come out straight away by 2 is thinking of light and shadow, the two sides of ourselves that are employed when we analyze a person, place or thing.  Perspective has two sides and we are biologically incapable of perceiving anything the exact same way.

When  I see a 3 cycle come up, it’s like life, death, rebirth or just the cycles of life.  A lot of times when I like a song, it’s pretty much for life but it can go in cycles.  One day I’ll like the song, the next I don’t but give it a couple days, weeks or even years and I might enjoy it again sort of thing.

When I see a 9 cycle come up, it makes me think of the phrase, “it’s not easy” or doesn’t come naturally as a cycle.  For example high fructose corn syrup = 288/18/9 cycle (the body doesn’t know what to do with this stuff.)

When I see numbers associated with my name or birth date, a personal flag goes up – 02/13/1968.  If I riddle the date Zero Two One Three One Nine Six Eight = 389/20.  If I riddle the date out like Zero Two Thirteen Nineteen Sixty- Eight = 453/12.  If I riddle the date out like Thirteen February Nineteen Sixty- Eight = 427/13.  For fun = 389 + 453 + 427 = 1269/99/18/9 cycle!  20 + 12 +13 = 45/9 cycle.  No matter how you compute it, 9 factors in and is a pretty accurate look at my life.

So here is what came up with the  theme of my dream – what do you see?

https://www.gematrix.org

A Tribute in Music = 184/13/4/2/1

Tribute = 95/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Music = 65/11/2/1

Hear = 32/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Listen = 79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Play = 54/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle 

Sing = 49/13/4/2/1 

Song = 55/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  (kind of how it goes when we are deciding if we like a song)

Write = 75/12/3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

Write Music = 140/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (looks the process of writing a song)

Play Music = 119/11/2/1 

Sing a song = 105/6/3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

Play a song = 110/2/1

Hear a song = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Listen to a song = 170/8/4/2/1

Love Music = 119/11/2/1

Music (65) + Sing (49) + Play Music (119) + Play a song (110) + Listen to a song (170) + Love Music (119) = 632/11/2/1 (632 is basically love music)

Hear (32) + Listen (79) + Play (54) + Song (55) + Write (75) = 295/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Write music (140) + Sing a song (105) + Hear a song (88) = 333/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle 

632 + 295 = 927/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

632 – 295 = 337/13/4/2/1

632 + 295 + 333 = 1260/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

Hard (31) work (67) = 98/17/8/4/2/1

Music (65) Business (108) = 173/11/2/1

Business = 108/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle 

98 + 173 = 271/10/1

Dream (41) Theme (51) = 92/11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  or just 2/1

Indian Blanket Flower. ‘Gaillardia pulchella’. The Indian Blanket Flower also known as the Firewheel or the Sundance flower, is the official state wild flower of the State of Oklahoma.

Gaillardia pulchella = 164/11/2/1
Indian Blanket Flower = 195/16/7
Firewheel = 91/10/1
Sundance flower = 160/7
Flower = 79/16/7
Plant = 63/9 cycle
Living Being = 110/2/1
Open Field = 86
Planet = 68
Gift from God = 120/3 cycle (what it is for me)

 

 

4 Sept 2018 Drawings and Song

1 Sept 2018/1158  – Pink spirit book entry

Song that came to me while I was sitting outside –

Do you know where you are?

In heaven.  In heaven.

It’s not a place you go

It’s a place you are

Sitting right next

To a shining star.

(# value 1229/14/5 – (like 5 senses)

Five Senses = 123/6  taste sight touch smell and sound = 348/15/6/3 cycle

1229 – 348 = 881/17/8  (God # = 26/8)

(The God of my understanding “lives” through us and all of the other beings we share the earth with, pure energy, so these number results make sense to me.  Without a body, without the senses, you would be formless, sentient energy.)

Formless, sentient energy = 287/17/8

287 + 123 = 410/5

Energy = 74/11/2/1   (287-74 = 213/6/3 cycle)

Jesus = 74

123 + 74 = 197/17/8

Heaven = 55/10

“Our Heaven” = 109/10/5

“My Heaven” = 93/12/6/3 cycle (life, death, rebirth)

“Heaven on Earth” = 136/10/1

(add all this up, you get 393/15/6/3 cycle, found out the dialing code for Italy is 39!)

https://www.etymonline.com/word/heaven

heaven (n.)

Old English heofon “home of God,” earlier “the visible sky, firmament,” probably from Proto-Germanic *hibin-, dissimilated from *himin- (cognates Low German heben, Old Norse himinn, Gothic himins, Old Frisian himul, Dutch hemel, German Himmel “heaven, sky”), which is of uncertain and disputed origin. Perhaps literally “a covering,” from a PIE root *kem- “to cover” (also proposed as the source of chemise). Watkins derives it elaborately from PIE *ak- “sharp” via *akman- “stone, sharp stone,” then “stony vault of heaven.”

From late 14c. as “a heavenly place; a state of bliss.” Plural use in sense of “sky” probably is from Ptolemaic theory of space as composed of many spheres, but it also formerly was used in the same sense as the singular in Biblical language, as a translation of Hebrew plural shamayim. Heaven-sent (adj.) attested from 1640s.

“Mein Himmel” = 101

System = 101

Something I puzzled with last night after reading about the question of whether or not Planet 9 actually exists.  This is what is came to for me:

“Ever expanding universe” = 257  “Does Planet Nine Exist?” = 230  257-230 = 27/9  – in the context of an ever expanding universe, yes, it probably does. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/does-planet-9-exist/ar-BBMR6AS?li=BBnbcA1

The mysterious, fabled “Planet 9” will have nowhere to hide once a new astronomical experiment is underway, scientists think.

Some scientists believe a mysterious, as-yet-unseen planet might be causing a number of minor planets to take strangely uniform paths around the sun. But so far, the elusive celestial object has remained undetected.

 

3 Sept 2018 “The Tree” (Dream)

3 Sept 2018 – Drawing I did last night. It was hard to concentrate. I guess they have started hunting again or something. It’s unnerving to hear gunfire so close to a residential area these days.

Hello to you.  As I write there is very gentle rain and I’m so grateful for that.  It was getting dry here again.

It’s Labor Day again and a day to remember all those laborers of the past who literally died so people of today could have this day off of work:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day – there is video and more information at this link

“Many of these events turned violent during this period, including the infamous Haymarket Riot of 1886, in which several Chicago policemen and workers were killed. Others gave rise to longstanding traditions: On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.

I stayed in bed a bit longer than Kyle did this morning and had an interesting dream while doing so.  It was about a woman remembering a story about her Grandma asking to speak to “The tree.”  It appeared in her room but she was afraid and then she couldn’t see it.   So she asked again.  Then the woman found her Grandma nearly dying face down on the floor when The Black Tree appeared again, but she was able to wake her, she wasn’t dead yet.

CAT PEOPLE — Irena’s Dream  (One of my cult classic films from childhood)

Source is internet:  3 Sept 2018 – “The tree “in the dream makes me think of Cat People. It looked like a shadow of a tree; a black tree.

My Grandma’s taught me a lot about nature as I was growing up and to respect it – especially the flowers and the trees.  I miss my Grandma Schmidt’s beautiful flowers – especially her giant roses!  I miss my Grandma Becker and our walks in her neighborhood where she would point out her favorite trees and tell me about them.  How each one was an individual and had its own personality just like people.

In my own experience with trees, I would say the same.  I have mourned for trees that were taken in storms or by sickness.  I have sensed when a tree wasn’t feeling well by putting my hands on it.  I have listened to the wind blowing through the trees living around me and hearing a sound like cheering… “Hurray!” but in a whisper.  Through them I have learned about the cycles of life and how there is hope when you look at their life cycles.   Just one tree is a whole eco-system!  I suspect that when you take off your shoes and socks and stand on the ground, you are plugging yourself into the tree network!  Who knows for sure but the God who made all this wonder.

I found this interesting article to share on the subject.  May be there is something in it for you too:

https://qz.com/1116991/a-biologist-believes-that-trees-speak-a-language-we-can-learn/

WHISPERING PINES

A biologist believes that trees speak a language we can learn

By Ephrat Livni November 3, 2017

I’m in a redwood forest in Santa Cruz, California, taking dictation for the trees outside my cabin. They speak constantly, even if quietly, communicating above- and underground using sound, scents, signals, and vibes. They’re naturally networking, connected with everything that exists, including you.

Biologists, ecologists, foresters, and naturalists increasingly argue that trees speak, and that humans can learn to hear this language.

Many people struggle with this concept because they can’t perceive that trees are interconnected, argues biologist George David Haskell in his 2017 book The Songs of Trees. Connection in a network, Haskell says, necessitates communication and breeds languages; understanding that nature is a network is the first step in hearing trees talk.

For the average global citizen, living far from the forest, that probably seems abstract to the point of absurdity. Haskell points readers to the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador for practical guidance. To the Waorani people living there, nature’s networked character and the idea of communication among all living things seems obvious. In fact, the relationships between trees and other lifeforms are reflected in Waorani language.

In Waorani, things are described not only by their general type, but also by the other beings surrounding them. So, for example, any one ceibo tree isn’t a “ceibo tree” but is “the ivy-wrapped ceibo,” and another is “the mossy ceibo with black mushrooms.” In fact, anthropologists trying to classify and translate Waorani words into English struggle because, Haskell writes, “when pressed by interviewers, Waorani ‘could not bring themselves’ to give individual names for what Westerners call ‘tree species’ without describing ecological context such as the composition of the surrounding vegetation.”

Because they relate to the trees as live beings with intimate ties to surrounding people and other creatures, the Waorani aren’t alarmed by the notion that a tree might scream when cut, or surprised that harming a tree should cause trouble for humans. The lesson city-dwellers should take from the Waorani, Haskell says, is that “dogmas of separation fragment the community of life; they wall humans in a lonely room. We must ask the question: ‘can we find an ethic of full earthly belonging?’”

There’s room at the Redwood Inn.

Haskell points out that throughout literary and musical history there are references to the songs of trees, and the way they speak: whispering pines, falling branches, crackling leaves, the steady hum buzzing through the forest. Human artists have always known on a fundamental level that trees talk, even if they don’t quite say they have a “language.”

Redefining communication

Tree language is a totally obvious concept to ecologist Suzanne Simard, who has spent 30 years studying forests. In June 2016, she gave a Ted Talk (which now has nearly 2.5 million views), called “How Trees Talk to Each Other.”

Simard grew up in the forests of British Columbia in Canada, studied forestry, and worked in the logging industry. She felt conflicted about cutting down trees, and decided to return to school to study the science of tree communication. Now, Simard teaches ecology at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver and researches “below-ground fungal networks that connect trees and facilitate underground inter-tree communication and interaction,” she says. As she explained to her Ted Talk audience:

“I want to change the way you think about forests. You see, underground there is this other world, a world of infinite biological pathways that connect trees and allow them to communicate and allow the forest to behave as though it’s a single organism. It might remind you of a sort of intelligence.”

Trees exchange chemicals with fungus, and send seeds—essentially information packets—with wind, birds, bats, and other visitors for delivery around the world. Simard specializes in the underground relationships of trees. Her research shows that below the earth are vast networks of roots working with fungi to move water, carbon, and nutrients among trees of all species. These complex, symbiotic networks mimic human neural and social networks. They even have mother trees at various centers, managing information flow, and the interconnectedness helps a slew of live things fight disease and survive together.

Simard argues that this exchange is communication, albeit in a language alien to us. And there’s a lesson to be learned from how forests relate, she says. There’s a lot of cooperation, rather than just competition among and between species as was previously believed.

Peter Wohlleben came to a similar realization while working his job managing an ancient birch forest in Germany. He told the Guardian he started noticing trees had complex social lives after stumbling upon an old stump still living after about 500 years, with no leaves. “Every living being needs nutrition,” Wohlleben said. “The only explanation was that it was supported by the neighbor trees via the roots with a sugar solution. As a forester, I learned that trees are competitors that struggle against each other, for light, for space, and there I saw that it’s just [the opposite]. Trees are very interested in keeping every member of this community alive.” He believes that they, like humans, have family lives in addition to relationships with other species. The discovery led him to write a book, The Hidden Life of Trees.

By being aware of all living things’ inter-reliance, Simard argues, humans can be wiser about maintaining mother trees who pass on wisdom from one tree generation to the next. She believes it could lead to a more sustainable commercial-wood industry: in a forest, a mother tree is connected to hundreds of other trees, sending excess carbon through delicate networks to seeds below ground, ensuring much greater seedling survival rates.

Foreign language studies

Biology’s philosophers in dialogue.

Seedling survival is important to human beings because we need trees. “The contributions of forests to the well-being of humankind are extraordinarily vast and far-reaching,” according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 2016 report on world forests (pdf).

Forests are key to combating rural poverty, ensuring food security, providing livelihoods, supplying clean air and water, maintaining biodiversity, and mitigating climate change, the FAO says. The agency reports that progress is being made toward better worldwide forest conservation but more must be done, given the importance of forests to human survival.

Most scientists—and trees—would no doubt agree that conservation is key. Haskell believes that ecologically friendly policies would naturally become a priority for people if we’d recognize that trees are masters of connection and communication, managing complex networks that include us. He calls trees “biology’s philosophers,” dialoguing over the ages, and offering up a quiet wisdom. We should listen, the biologist says, because they know what they’re talking about. Haskell writes, “Because they are not mobile, to thrive they must know their particular locus on the Earth far better than any wandering animal.”