22 Sept 2018 The Crossroads

Hello to you.  We are getting lots of rain this morning!  I opened the back door to let the dogs out and army worms and other creatures were clinging to it lol.  I am grateful for the water.   This morning the phrase crossroads and the subsequent message came to me.   I was curious to see what it would calculate in the Gematria calculator and 1775 was there which is a significant date in American and British history.  We’ve got a lot of “stuff” going on right now in this world.  Stuff that we are using to divide us instead of unite us.  How do we find a way to respect our individuality as countries, as family,  while still remaining united as a world.   This has always been and will remain a challenge for as long as we allow it to be.

the crossroads in Simple Gematria equals: 164

cross·roads
noun
an intersection of two or more roads.
North American
a road that crosses a main road or joins two main roads.
noun: crossroad

Here we are, we’ve come to the crossroads

Each standing on their patch of road

Shoulders raw with the burdens of this life

All we’ve got for sure is choices to make

While we are standing still.

here we are weve come to the crossroads each standing on their patch of road shoulders raw with the burdens of this life all weve got for sure is choices to make while we are standing still in Simple Gematria equals: 1775/20/2/1 or 20/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history – excerpt, please use link to read entire article.

Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War was an insurrection by American Patriots in the 13 colonies to British rule, resulting in American independence.

The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution, arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.

https://www.gematrix.org/

Interesting what shows up here in the numbers:

what is the purpose of a revolution in Simple Gematria equals: 396/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of a revolution in Simple Gematria equals: 388/19/10/1 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 world peace = 346/13/4/2/1 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

what is the function of world peace = 338/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 

what is the purpose of peace = 274/13/4/2/1 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

what is the function of peace = 266/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 

what is the purpose of a war 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 function of a war in Simple Gematria equals: 279/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of March = 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 function of March = 279/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of division in Simple Gematria equals: 345/12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle

what is the function of division in Simple Gematria equals: 337/13/4/2/1 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

what is the purpose of separation in Simple Gematria equals: 362/11/2/1 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 function of separation in Simple Gematria equals: 354/12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of human nature in Simple Gematria equals: 380/11//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 function of human nature in Simple Gematria equals: 372/12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle

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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.

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

 

10 Sept 2018 Meditation in numbers about spirituality (religion)

10 July 2018

My meditation in numbers this morning.  In all this, I am taking a look at some catch phrases and words I use a lot when it comes to my personal spirituality.  There may be something here in all these words, phrases and numbers that resonates with you or your eyes might glaze over and you move on.  It’s o.k. either way!  I understand!  This sort of thing isn’t for everyone.

So here goes!

There are other phrases I’ve used or heard used like:

personal spirituality = 279/99/18/9 cycle

spirituality = 179/17/8/4/2/1

religion = 89/17/8/4/2/1

“walk of faith” = 112/4/2/1

spiritual journey = 233/8/4/2/1

and the infamous, “I’m spiritual not religious” = 311/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

= 1203/6/3 cycle

The Secret = 103/4/2/1

The Law of Attraction = 121/4/2/1

“World view” = 131/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Mindfulness = 136/10/1

Thinking = 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

= 583/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Expect = 73/10/1

Resent = 81/9 cycle

Motive = 84/12/6/3 cycle

Frustrate = 128/11/2/1

Matter = 77/14/7

Believe = 60/6/3 cycle

Moral = 59/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Value = 61/7 divided by 2 = 3.5. = 8/4/2/1

Ideal = 31/4/2/1

Principle = 102/3 cycle

Precept = 83/11/2/1 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

Vision = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

=927/18/9 cycle

“Straddle the fence” = 149/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

“Have faith” = 80/8/4/2/1

“What you think you become” = 279/99/18/9 cycle

“Balance in all things” = 163/19/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

“Life is all about choices” = 206/8/4/2/1

“What you focus your mind on expands” = 408/12/6/3 cycle

= 1285/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Thought = 99/18/9 cycle  (even if you subtract 99 from 3906 value you still get 3807 you still get 18/9 cycle)

Difficult = 90/9 cycle

Simplicity = 135/9 cycle (if you subtract 135 from 3906 value you still get 3771 you still get 18/9 cycle)

Simple = 74/11/2/1  (ironically if you subtract 74 from 3906 you get 3832/16/7)

“Keep it simple stupid = 229/49/13/4/2/1”

“Too many mind” = 143/8/4/2/1  (my favorite line from the Last Samurai movie)

“God is energy” = 128/11/2/1

“I don’t believe in evil” = 193/13/4/2/1

= 1091/11/2/1  (A full mind = 92)

“I believe God exists” = 191/11/2/1 (no “zero” here!)

Doubt = 62/8/4/2/1  (opposite numeric value for God, 26)

Believe = 60/6/3 cycle

Self – doubt = 104/5

Uncertain = 105/6/3 cycle

Confusion = 116/8/4/2/1 (26 in here!)

Blind faith = 85/13/4/2/1

Deception = 91/10  or Deceive = 53/8/4/2/1

Lie = 26/8/4/2/1  (26 is also dog and other values)

Manipulate = 112/4/2/1

“Pull the wool over my eyes” = 311/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” = 458/17/8/4/2/1

A 1786 essay refers to an early, non-English form of the familiar sayingFool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Wrote George Horne, an English divine: “When a man deceives me once, says the Italian proverb, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine.”

1203 + 583 + 927 + 1285 + 1091 + 1530 = 6619/22/4/2/1
How many religions are there in the world?
There are an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world, and these can be categorized into several main religions. These include Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, although Roman Catholicism is often categorized under Christianity.
four thousand two hundred in Simple Gematria equals: 294/15/6/3 cycle
four thousand two hundred different religions in Simple Gematria equals: 489/21/3 cycle
religion = 89/17/8/4/2/1
spirituality = 179/89/17/8/4/2/1
Vision = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (add “A” and you get 89)
= 357/87/15/6/3 cycle which is like four thousand two hundred in Simple Gematria equals: 294/15/6/3 cycle
roman catholicism in Simple Gematria equals: 173
christianity in Simple Gematria equals: 155
islam in Simple Gematria equals: 54
hinduism in Simple Gematria equals: 97
judaism in Simple Gematria equals: 77
buddhism in Simple Gematria equals: 80
= 636/15/6/3 cycle
thou shall not have any other god before me in Simple Gematria equals: 402/6  “There are an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world”
love your neighbor as yourself in Simple Gematria equals: 352
=754/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
meditation in numbers about spirituality (religion) in Simple Gematria equals: 552/12/6/3 (title of my blog) 636-552 = 84
What’s fun, if you add up if you add up: 1203 + 583 + 927 + 1285 + 1091 + 1530 + 294 + 636 + 754 = 8855/26/8/4/2/1 you get back to 26, the God# value!  Even with all the random nature of what I have here, that’s what it comes to lol! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Sept 2018 Defragging (drawing) and Pluto

Hi there.  Hope this finds you well in your present moment.  As you may have noticed I’ve not been doing so much outdoor chalk drawing lately.  Part of it is because of the wonderful wet weather we’ve been experiencing here lately and part of it something strange that happened to me with color.  I started to make associations, sometimes negative ones, with colors.  The same thing that I was experiencing with specific objects, some of which got broken.  Just taking a break from it and retreating back to pencils and pens for a bit.  Honestly, I’ve never been comfortable with adding color to my art.  It’s such a commitment!  This past Friday I told my friend who has a couple of my paintings that she has proof I stepped out of my comfort zone!

Do you remember the scene in the movie Close Encounters when Richard Dreyfuss character Roy Neary is shaping his mashed potatoes into Devil’s Tower and exclaims, “This MEANS something!?”  Wife is vexed, kids crying in the “Daddy your scaring me” sort of way and there he is trying to explain himself to people who just can’t understand the fuck it is he’s thinking and doing with those mashed potatoes!

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Mashed Potatoes

Published on May 30, 2011

Dinner scene in the 1977 classic movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ from director Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) can’t get the image of the Devil’s Tower out of his head, and creates the shape of it in mashed potatoes…
Copyright © 1977 Columbia Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Life is kind of like that for me sometimes lol!  What the fuck is she thinking?!  What the fuck is she doing?!  What is wrong with her?!  Thankfully my dogs just want to be along for the ride and my husband actually gets the meaning behind most of my art and other expressions.  Sometimes we’ve been known to both shape our piles of mashed potatoes into Devil’s Tower, look at each other and not have to say it.

Some of you may find my “numbers thing” odd.  It’s become for me what doing a crossword puzzle or Suduko might be for someone else.  I am finding there is honesty in numbers that I don’t always find in words.   Like people, words don’t always mean what they say.

8 Sept 2018 – Drawing I did yesterday thinking about how meditating, praying, having a moment of silence is like defragging ourselves.

“Defragging a computer” = 190/10/1

Defragment = 93/12/3 cycle

Prayer = 83/11/2/1

Pray = 60/6/3 cycle

Meditate = 77/14/5   (talk about an intersection in the numbers, #Christ =77)

Chant = 46/10/1

“Moment of silence” = 168/15/6/3 cycle

= 717/15/6/3 cycle

“It all passes through, let it go” = 318/12/3 cycle  (one of my mantras when I’m trying to calm myself down)

anxiety = 98/17/8/4/2/1

fear = 30/3 cycle

worry = 99/18/9 cycle

happiness = 107/8/4/2/1

emotion = 91/10/1

feeling = 58/13/4/2/1

= 483/15/6/3 cycle (the numeric value of my mantra is in the numeric summary of words associated with it.)

= 1518/168/15/6/3 cycle (adding it all up) = “Moment of silence” = 168/15/6/3 cycle

 

Side note – saw just this morning they are taking another look at Pluto.  Just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about this too!  I added it back in and it seems to make sense to do that.  :

“Milky Way Galaxy” = 189/18/9 cycle

166 + 752 = 918 (same numeric values as Milky Way Galaxy)

“Solar system” = 166/12/13/4/2/1

Mercury = 103/4/2/1 Venus = 81/9 cycle Earth = 52/7 Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5

= 668/20/2 or 38/11/2

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

668 + 84 = 752/14/5 or 41/5  (5 like a celestial body?  celestial body = 132/6/3 cycle)

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180907110422.htm

Science News
from research organizations

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet, experts say

Date:
September 7, 2018
Source:
University of Central Florida
Summary:
The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research.

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)

 

 

5 Sept 2018 Sentient or Food

Hello.   I hope this finds you well.  I saw this morning that Japan is making a proposal to resume commercial whaling and at first I got really upset.  Then I decided to look at things a little more closely and of course found myself in the hypocrite box.  I eat meat and meat comes from cows which are sentient beings.  I don’t know to what degree they rank up with whales but nevertheless, before I can point a finger at others, I have to remove “the plank in my own eye” on this.    It’s so hard to resist passing judgement on others who don’t believe what we believe and live the way we choose to live.  It’s almost like a reflex, an instinct to do so.  At least it can be that way for me.  It’s when I take a minute to reflect and step back from something and or someone I’m upset about that I realize my part in it.  I realize that I’ve either done something or been someone just like that at some point in my life.  I eventually set aside my anger to find understanding, compassion and even forgiveness.

Matthew 7 New International Version (NIV)

Judging Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

 

As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes when you look at the words we’ve come up with through time to describe certain things, you find some interesting things numerically.  It’s become important to  me to start looking at this because words are what I use to communicate the most, not numbers and yet, if you think about it, numbers are behind a great deal of what we say and do in this world.  The numeric value of a word, I’ve been finding, doesn’t always match what it means by definition.  Since I’ve discovered Gematria, it’s really opened my eyes about the foundations of language and communication.  Take a look at what I’ve put together, what do you see?  Do you see patterns?

https://www.gematrix.org

“What’s your bottom line?” = 275/14/5  “Bottom Line” = 125/8  Money = 72/9 cycle  Survival = 124/Existence = 104/5

Alive = 49/13/4  Sentient = 106/7  self-aware = 90/9 cycle consciousness = 175/13/4  conscience = 90/9 cycle God = 26/8 Soul = 67/13/4

Food = 46/10/5  Body = 46/10/5  Human = 57/12/6/3 cycle  Animal = 50/5  Animals = 69/15/6/3 cycle  People = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Domestic animal = 138

Wild animal = 98

Pet animal = 91/10/5

Food animal = 96/15/6/3 cycle

Some of the beings we farm and or hunt for food:   

whale = 41/5  dolphin = 78/15/6/3 cycle  fish = 42/6/3 cycle  chicken = 53/8  duck = 39/12/3 cycle goose = 61 pig = 32/5  cow = 41/5  goat = 43/7 sheep = 53/8  deer = 32/5  bear = 26/8  wolf = 56/11 dog = 26/8  cat = 24/6/3 cycle = 647/17/8  647-26 = 621/9 cycle

Life = 32 Death = 38  Birth = 57  Rebirth = 80 = 207/ 9 cycle (interesting that same numbers values here are above, 621).   

Hunting = 93/12/3 cycle  Fishing = 72/9 cycle  Whaling = 74/11/2/1  Trapping = 83/11/2/1  Ranching = 74/11/2/1  Breeding = 64/10/1

Farming = 68/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  = 528/15/6/3 cycle

Links:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/japan%e2%80%99s-bid-to-resume-commercial-whaling-sets-stage-for-fierce-debate/ar-BBMS2pa – Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling sets stage for fierce debate – Simon Denyer

“Moronuki said the United States is guilty of a double standard by allowing native communities in Alaska to continue whaling while not wanting Japan to do so, even though whaling is a tradition in some communities in Japan.

“All animals are equal,” he added. “Some say whales are intelligent, but I hear that some scientists found that other animals like cows and horses, they are as intelligent as whales. So you must be aware that we cannot draw the line between animals: ‘They should not be killed because they are intelligent, but others, they are not so intelligent, they should be killed.’ ”

Perry rejected that argument.

“Whether whales are sentient or not, they are very difficult to count. They are long-lived, slow-breeding animals. It’s very hard to know if you are depleting the population, and if you do deplete the population, it takes a long time to recover.”

https://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html – After 2,500 Studies, It’s Time to Declare Animal Sentience Proven (Op-Ed)

https://us.whales.org/issues/sentient-and-sapient-whales-and-dolphins – Sentient and sapient whales and dolphins

WDC believes that whales and dolphins are both sentient and sapient individuals, and that they deserve to have both their individual welfare protected and also for their moral and legal rights recognised.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/whaling.htm – How Whaling Works

https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465 – The United States Meat Industry at a Glance (as of 2013)

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/are-farm-animals-sentient – Are Farm Animals Sentient?

https://news.vice.com/article/mexican-laborers-want-americans-to-know-who-picks-their-fruits-and-vegetables – Mexican Laborers Want Americans to Know Who Picks Their Fruits and Vegetables

“Day laborers in at least 19 other states in Mexico endure similarly poor working conditions. Some of these workers are among the quarter million people who live under modern-slavery conditions, according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2014 Global Slavery Index.”

https://www.dirt-to-dinner.com/where-do-our-fruits-and-vegetables-come-from/ – Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From?

The Bottom Line:

Our fruits and vegetables come from all over the United States, but California leads production by a huge margin. When the season ends in the United States, production shifts to Mexico, Central and South American countries allowing Americans to enjoy many fresh produce items year-round.

 

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.”