I made a little video this morning to make a point about something. The funny things is, the point didn’t come to me right as I was doing this! I came to the realization when I went to share the video with family and friends on Facebook that my options for acknowledging the content of the video didn’t seem appropriate – namely the “Like” button. It hit me that when I click Like on things that I don’t, that I’m giving my personal power and energy to manifest more of what I would actually like to see, hear and feel less of in this world! So if you decide to watch this, and what I have to say resonates with what you feel about the subject, please feel free to give it a thumbs down! I am hoping you will. I noticed the view counter for You Tube is counting every time I look at the video from another location so the current number of 8 is just me.
I do not collect an income or royalties from blogging, I do it for me, so I do not consider myself “working” at the moment.
Good ol’ Siskel and Ebert remind me of a dream I had many years ago, after Gene Siskel died in 1999, about seeing a face in a flowing desert of red sand and that was all there was left to the world. I took a look at the numeric value of Thumbs Down and it actually can be a positive thing. Just my opinion though.
It was widely known for the “thumbs up/thumbs down” review summaries given during Siskel’s and Ebert’s tenures (this was dropped after Ebert ended his association with the program, as the phrase “Two Thumbs Up” is a trademark held by the Siskel and Ebert families).
Hello to you. Just a short note to help me process a couple of dreams that woke me from my sleep. The first one was scary until after I processed it and went back to bed.
What happened is I dreamt I was in bed and Link was next to me and kept growling like he really does. Then he was on top of my legs like he was protecting me from something in the room. There was someone there but I couldn’t see them but Link could. I got up out of bed and was able to see in the dark. I was slapping my hands together in front of my face like someone was there trying to get inside me. I was yelling at “them” to “get out!” over and over again. I chased them to the living room and I saw a blue television screen in the darkness and whoever, whatever was in front of it and just disappeared and the tv shut off. I woke up yelling and screaming which of course upset Kyle. This dream was like my life but in a different “configuration.”
What came to me, trying to process this dream and calm myself down, was it was not meant to scare me, it was information. Recordings are like the Horcruxes in Harry Potter. We “choose” who had immortality in this process (tv, movies, books and music). The energy of our attention (adoration) and the emotions attached to what we watch determines what kind of immortal those recorded will be. Often conflicted. This brought forth E=Mc2 from my reading about Albert Einstein’s life. About how yesterday I came to understand Hiroshima was like splitting God into two parts – turning energy against energy….God against themselves! What came to me this morning also was remembering about God being a jealous God in the Old Testament, isn’t jealousy a human emotion? What I have come to wonder is if Time is God’s way of both punishing and loving us for making mistakes like Hiroshima. Like them saying to us, “I will give you “time” to make amends.” I visualized us, this whole earth being like one of God’s snowglobes. Who else but a God could make Time? Who else but a jealous man could conceive of it? I know….out there to think such things but that’s how I think – how things are “alike” more than “unalike.” It is in this way of thinking I have come to this God of my understanding.
12 Bible results for “Jealous God.” Showing results 1-12.
He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.
[ The Lord’s Anger Against Nineveh ] The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.
The second dream was very short but woke me up also because it was so vivid. It was about being in church or somewhere like it and reading a passage and it being the same frequency as someone else reading it. Then for the second time I go back and there is a young man with dark hair and eyes with those black horned rimmed glasses who is like a “substitute” for someone else when I come again. He wants to read with me and just before I begin to read I can hear him whisper “I love you.” Then I woke up.
In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers. This was the theory of special relativity. It introduced a new framework for all of physics and proposed new concepts of space and time.
Einstein then spent 10 years trying to include acceleration in the theory and published his theory of general relativity in 1915. In it, he determined that massive objects cause a distortion in space-time, which is felt as gravity.
The tug of gravity
Two objects exert a force of attraction on one another known as “gravity.” Sir Isaac Newton quantified the gravity between two objects when he formulated his three laws of motion. The force tugging between two bodies depends on how massive each one is and how far apart the two lie. Even as the center of the Earth is pulling you toward it (keeping you firmly lodged on the ground), your center of mass is pulling back at the Earth. But the more massive body barely feels the tug from you, while with your much smaller mass you find yourself firmly rooted thanks to that same force. Yet Newton’s laws assume that gravity is an innate force of an object that can act over a distance.
Albert Einstein, in his theory of special relativity, determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and he showed that the speed of light within a vacuum is the same no matter the speed at which an observer travels. As a result, he found that space and time were interwoven into a single continuum known as space-time. Events that occur at the same time for one observer could occur at different times for another.
As he worked out the equations for his general theory of relativity, Einstein realized that massive objects caused a distortion in space-time. Imagine setting a large body in the center of a trampoline. The body would press down into the fabric, causing it to dimple. A marble rolled around the edge would spiral inward toward the body, pulled in much the same way that the gravity of a planet pulls at rocks in space. [Video: How To See Spacetime Stretch]
Although instruments can neither see nor measure space-time, several of the phenomena predicted by its warping have been confirmed.
Gravitational lensing: Light around a massive object, such as a black hole, is bent, causing it to act as a lens for the things that lie behind it. Astronomers routinely use this method to study stars and galaxies behind massive objects.
Einstein’s Cross, a quasar in the Pegasus constellation, is an excellent example of gravitational lensing. The quasar is about 8 billion light-years from Earth, and sits behind a galaxy that is 400 million light-years away. Four images of the quasar appear around the galaxy because the intense gravity of the galaxy bends the light coming from the quasar.
Gravitational lensing can allow scientists to see some pretty cool things, but until recently, what they spotted around the lens has remained fairly static. However, since the light traveling around the lens takes a different path, each traveling over a different amount of time, scientists were able to observe a supernova occur four different times as it was magnified by a massive galaxy.
In another interesting observation, NASA’s Kepler telescope spotted a dead star, known as a white dwarf, orbiting a red dwarf in a binary system. Although the white dwarf is more massive, it has a far smaller radius than its companion.
“The technique is equivalent to spotting a flea on a light bulb 3,000 miles away, roughly the distance from Los Angeles to New York City,” Avi Shporer of the California Institute of Technology said in a statement.
Changes in the orbit of Mercury: The orbit of Mercury is shifting very gradually over time, due to the curvature of space-time around the massive sun. In a few billion years, it could even collide with Earth.
Frame-dragging of space-time around rotating bodies: The spin of a heavy object, such as Earth, should twist and distort the space-time around it. In 2004, NASA launched the Gravity Probe B GP-B). The precisely calibrated satellite caused the axes of gyroscopes inside to drift very slightly over time, a result that coincided with Einstein’s theory.
“Imagine the Earth as if it were immersed in honey,” Gravity Probe-B principal investigator Francis Everitt, of Stanford University, said in a statement.
“As the planet rotates, the honey around it would swirl, and it’s the same with space and time. GP-B confirmed two of the most profound predictions of Einstein’s universe, having far-reaching implications across astrophysics research.”
Gravitational redshift: The electromagnetic radiation of an object is stretched out slightly inside a gravitational field. Think of the sound waves that emanate from a siren on an emergency vehicle; as the vehicle moves toward an observer, sound waves are compressed, but as it moves away, they are stretched out, or redshifted. Known as the Doppler Effect, the same phenomena occurs with waves of light at all frequencies. In 1959, two physicists, Robert Pound and Glen Rebka, shot gamma-rays of radioactive iron up the side of a tower at Harvard University and found them to be minutely less than their natural frequency due to distortions caused by gravity.
Gravitational waves: Violent events, such as the collision of two black holes, are thought to be able to create ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. In 2016, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that it found evidence of these tell-tale indicators.
In 2014, scientists announced that they had detected gravitational waves left over from the Big Bang using the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) telescope in Antarctica. It is thought that such waves are embedded in the cosmic microwave background. However, further research revealed that their data was contaminated by dust in the line of sight.
“Searching for this unique record of the very early universe is as difficult as it is exciting,” Jan Tauber, the European Space Agency’s project scientist for the Planck space mission to search for cosmic waves, said in a statement.
LIGO spotted the first confirmed gravitational wave on September 14, 2015. The pair of instruments, based out of Louisiana and Washington, had recently been upgraded, and were in the process of being calibrated before they went online. The first detection was so large that, according to LIGO spokesperson Gabriela Gonzalez, it took the team several months of analyzation to convince themselves that it was a real signal and not a glitch.
“We were very lucky on the first detection that it was so obvious,” she said during at the 228 American Astronomical Society meeting in June 2016.
A second signal was spotted on December 26 of the same year, and a third candidate was mentioned along with it. While the first two signals are almost definitively astrophysical—Gonzalez said there was less than one part in a million of them being something else—the third candidate has only an 85 percent probability of being a gravitational wave.
Together, the two firm detections provide evidence for pairs of black holes spiraling inward and colliding. As time passes, Gonzalez anticipates that more gravitational waves will be detected by LIGO and other upcoming instruments, such as the one planned by India.
“We can test general relativity, and general relativity has passed the test,” Gonzalez said.
2 Feb 2018 – Added a couple more elements to my painting last night. A message before I fell asleep last night was to “stay in the light and love.”
Hello to you. How are you doing? I’m waking up with some coffee that I am grateful for. I am grateful to the workers and the earth that makes coffee a reality. I am wearing my gold ruby heart necklace from my parents this morning and am grateful to those who make “gold happen.” I was worried about the people in this story out of South Africa. No one should have to die for vanity items, computers, trinkets, coins and bars:
UPDATE 2-Workers trapped underground in South Africa gold mine rescued
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 2 (Reuters) – All the miners who were trapped underground for more than 24 hours after a storm knocked out powerlines supplying electricity to the Beatrix gold mine in South Africa have been rescued, operator Sibanye-Stillwater said on Friday.
In a painstaking rescue mission, the exhausted miners were hoisted up one by one after temporary power pylons were installed. None sustained major injuries.
Although the company had said the more than 1,000 mineworkers stuck underground were never in danger, the incident highlights safety concerns in an industry that is home to the world’s deepest mines, with workers at some sites operating at depths of up to 4 km.
“Everyone is fine, there were minor injuries and a bit of dehydration but that’s all,” company spokesman James Wellsted said.
Some workers were rescued on Thursday after emergency power supply from backup generators, but damage to the winder control systems and generators at one of the Beatrix shafts caused by a power surge forced 955 employees to remain underground.
They were hoisted to surface on Friday after temporary power line pylons were installed by Sibanye-Stillwater and Eskom, the country’s power utility.
The effort to get the mineworkers to the surface was slow, as they were coming up one at a time, union officials said.
“We can also confirm that all workers did not sustain any injuries … they are just exhausted,” spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.
“The NUM is extremely worried about health and safety measures in all mining companies in South Africa.”
The parliamentary committee on mineral resources asked the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to explain why its safety inspectors failed to detect that the Beatrix mine did not have a reliable backup power system.
Officials at the DMR were not available to comment.
By November, the 2017 death toll of 76 in South Africas mines had already surpassed the 2016 figure of 73, ending nine straight years of falling fatalities and raising red flags for the industry.
The trend reversal is likely to reignite investor concern over mine safety and could prompt regulators to step up shaft inspections, which often result in costly production stoppages. (Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Alison Williams)
Imagine if you were a super-villain who had taken control of all the world’s gold, and had decided to melt it down to make a cube. How long would the sides be? Hundreds of metres, thousands even?
Actually, it’s unlikely to be anything like that size.
Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest investors, says the total amount of gold in the world – the gold above ground, that is – could fit into a cube with sides of just 20m (67ft).
But is that all there is? And if so, how do we know?
A figure that is widely used by investors comes from Thomson Reuters GFMS, which produces an annual gold survey.
Their latest figure for all the gold in the world is 171,300 tonnes – which is almost exactly the same as the amount in our super-villain’s imaginary cube.
A cube made of 171,300 tonnes would be about 20.7m (68ft) on each side. Or to put it another way, it would reach to 9.8m above ground level if exactly covering Wimbledon Centre Court.
But not everyone agrees with the GFMS figures.
Estimates range from 155,244 tonnes, marginally less than the GFMS figure, to about 16 times that amount – 2.5 million tonnes.
That bigger figure would make a cube of sides 50m (166ft) long, or a column of gold towering 143m above Wimbledon centre court.
So why are the figures so different?
Part of the reason is that gold has been mined for a very long time – more than 6,000 years, according to gold historian Timothy Green.
The first gold coins were minted in about 550 BC under King Croesus of Lydia – a province in modern-day Turkey – and quickly became accepted payment for merchants and mercenary soldiers around the Mediterranean.
Up until 1492, the year Columbus sailed to America, GFMS estimates that 12,780 tonnes had been extracted.
But one investor who looked at the research done in this area, James Turk, the founder of Gold Money, discovered what he regarded as a series of over-estimates.
He believes that the primitive mining techniques used up to the Middle Ages mean that this figure is much too high, and that a more realistic total is just 297 tonnes.
His figure for the overall amount of gold in the world is 155,244 tonnes – 16,056 tonnes, or 10% less, than the assessment by Thompson Reuters GFMS. A relatively small disparity, perhaps, but one that at today’s prices comes to more than $950bn.
His conclusions are accepted by some investors but such is the feeling between rival analysts that one competitor described Turk’s figures as an alternative to the GFMS’s “in the same way that Jedi is an alternative to Christianity”.
But there are others who think both sets of figures are too low.
“In Tutankhamen’s tomb alone they found that his coffin was made from 1.5 tonnes of gold, so imagine the gold that was found in the other tombs that were ransacked before records were taken of them,” says Jan Skoyles of gold investment firm The Real Asset Company.
While James Turk makes only minor adjustments to the GFMS figure for the amount of gold mined after 1492, Skoyles points out that even today China is “not particularly open” about how much gold it is mining.
And in some countries, such as Colombia, “there’s a lot of illegal mining going on”, she says.
She doesn’t have an exact figure to offer, but one organisation that has tried to do some maths is the Gold Standard Institute.
Its experts believe that if we emptied our bank vaults and jewellery boxes, we’d find no less than 2.5 million tonnes of gold – though they admit that the evidence is somewhat sparse and the figure is a bit speculative.
So who’s right?
Well, we don’t know.
In the end, all these numbers are made up of estimates added to estimates added to yet more estimates. Maybe they’re all way off.
The good news is that we are not likely to run out of gold any time soon. The US Geological Survey estimates there are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground and more is likely to be discovered.
The bad news is that the way we use gold is starting to change.
Up to now it has never gone away. It has always been recycled.
“All the gold that has been mined throughout history is still in existence in the above-ground stock. That means that if you have a gold watch, some of the gold in that watch could have been mined by the Romans 2,000 years ago,” says James Turk.
The way gold is being used in the technology industry, however, is different.
The British Geological Survey states that about 12% of current world gold production finds its way to this sector, where it is often used in such small quantities, in each individual product, that it may no longer be economical to recycle it.
In short, gold may be being “consumed” for the first time.
So I had some interesting dreams. I woke up this morning thinking I had forgotten and then I was reminded. There were four dream segments.
The first segment was about being in two places at once. I know that doesn’t make sense but I was in the dream but I was aware I wasn’t there. I can remember singing in the dream in a foreign language. I was walking with a man near water in the dark and we were in Germany. I can remember my singing in the dream but trying to hear myself singing in “this world”. It’s like when you scream in a dream but it comes out silent in the “waking world.” It was like that only singing instead (I’ve done the screaming in a dream part..scary!) One word I remember from the song was “Zapore.”
The next segment was of being in a bath house like in Baden, Baden Germany. I actually visited Baden, Baden when I was stationed in Germany. There was a young woman and and old man and me. We were all naked. The attitude was we were all just sharing a bath, nothing sexual. (The Europeans are very different about nudity and shame than Americans. It was refreshing to experience a healthier attitude about the body while I was there.)
Then there was a segment about choosing between two men. There was the angry man in the pickup who I was in relationship with, or Darren Criss (Blaine from Glee – guess my dream factory decided to cast him). I can remember giving Darren my phone number and we were going to get together.
The last part was about walking through a tunnel of dark trees with low hanging branches like Willow trees branches. The trees had eyes and so did the shadows.
All of these dreams needed keys from my conscious world – memories and experiences to unlock them. Not sure why my dream factory came up with these particular dreams. I don’t question the dreams, I just try to remember and record them.
The dream about walking with a man around the water makes me think of King Ludvig II:
Source Internet – King Ludwig II of Bavaria…the Swan King
8 Oct 2017 – Man I drew yesterday. I was thinking of King Ludwig when I was drawing it.
On 13 June at 6pm, Ludwig II asked to go for a walk around the lake. He set off along with one of the psychiatrists who had declared him insane, Dr Bernard Van Gudden. The men never returned, and were eventually found dead. Ludwig’s death was officially declared to be suicide by drowning, yet there are inconsistencies in the story. The autopsy said that there was no water in Ludwig’s lungs making drowning as a cause of death seem unlikely. There was also evidence that Dr Van Gudden had been strangled and hit on the head. Notes found on the death bed of a local fisherman who died in 1933 claimed that Ludwig had been shot. The fisherman, Jacob Lidl said he had witnessed this while hiding behind a bush waiting to help Ludwig II escape, and that he had been forced to sign a statement swearing he would never tell this to anyone
Hello there. It’s 7:50 am on this Thursday morning as I write to you. I hope you are well. I had a frustrating time last night trying to get good pictures of the rare moon lol. This drawing about sums it up:
31 Jan 2018 – drawing I did yesterday afternoon. Well later in the evening, when I was fighting with my Nikon to get pictures of the lovely moon, the figure in this drawing makes me think of how frustrated I was lol. People kept driving by each time I was trying to concentrate and it wasn’t their fault, just frustrating living behind a busy road!
Anyhew, we then tried to watch Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales and that didn’t help my mood either. Kyle will probably be finishing it by himself. He’s more of a fan of the Pirates theme then I am. I showed Kyle the drawing I had done earlier. Many of the themes in it were like what we were watching in the movie that ironically had the Blood Moon as part of the story, “the compass in the eye”:
The dream I had before waking was interesting. There was something about a pretty girl in a library who could sing. I wanted to get to know her and get closer, but another guy was in the way blocking me. He even put his feet in my face saying in an irritated voice, “Do you mind?!” Then there was the part with other kids in the library and my telling them everything is energy, everything is alive, “Just look at the core of the earth! All living things have souls!”
This dream calls to mind the stories from the show Glee. There were many relationship rivalries to include what was going on with Corey Monteith and Mark Salling and their characters in the show. How difficult it must be for actors and actresses to just turn on and turn off their emotions. What if something real evolves but it is not reciprocated or too many would be harmed to go any further? This problem resonates with me and my own experience playing FFXI. I was married when I met Kyle online and initially we were just role playing and then it evolved. A lot of damage was done to make our relationship happen. We both have paid for our choice but do I regret it? No. That’s my honest answer. The only thing I regret, is hurting my ex-husband.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and have had to pay for them in one way or another – my conscience, my heart and the God of my understanding won’t allow for anything else. When you do something wrong, you have to own it and do the best you can to make amends to those you have harmed in doing that wrong. You don’t pile new wrongs on top and bury things. Burying your poor choices just makes it worse.
31 Jan 2018 – Only picture that turned out from last night and ironically the background is bluer than the actual moon lol.
Hello to you. Just stopping in to share what I’ve been up to the past couple of days – painting.
23 Jan 2018 – The one on the left I’m called Emergence. I’ve shared a chalk drawing of it before. The one on the right I did today. I’m calling it Apart. The reason is when I did this, I was thinking of an origin story of the sun. How the sun just wanting to be alive so it set part of itself free and creation began. They say the earth was purple once.
I had an interesting dream image last night. It was of beings drawn in like a white outline on a wall. They had big heads and big eyes and looked like stereotypical aliens. The dream was like on “repeat.” I kept seeing them going from the wall to being solid over and over again. The wall was like a doorway. There was something like this in Dr. Who in the episode called Flatline: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatline_(Doctor_Who)
The Doctor discovers something draining energy from the TARDIS and materialises in Bristol. While Clara steps out to look around, by the time the Doctor tries to leave, the exterior dimensions of the TARDIS have shrunk too small to leave. The Doctor passes Clara his sonic screwdriver, psychic paper, and an earpiece to let him see, hear, and communicate with her, and she carries the TARDIS in her bag, acting as “Doctor” Clara.
Clara befriends Rigsy, a graffiti artist assigned community duty with a crew to paint over graffiti in a pedestrian tunnel. Rigsy explains the art appears to be of people that have gone missing over the last several days. The Doctor directs Clara and Rigsy to search the flat of the latest disappearance, and Clara convinces PC Forrest to let them in. Outside of a strange mural in one room, nothing seems amiss, but they hear Forrest scream from the next room. When they get there, there is no sign of Forrest, but there is another strange mural on the floor. The Doctor recognises it as a human nervous system, and suspects it is Forrest’s. He warns Clara and Rigsy that there are two-dimensional creatures, the Boneless, that appear to be trying to understand the third dimension and have been the cause of the missing persons, flatting them into two dimensions. Clara and Rigsy escape before they are attacked.
The 2dis, the device that restores dimensions, as shown at the Doctor Who Experience.
They race back to the crew to warn them, the Doctor suspecting the paintings in the tunnel are additional Boneless. Some crewmen are killed while Clara leads the rest through a train yard into underground tunnels, followed by shambling forms of the paintings, which the Doctor surmises is the Boneless learning how to use the third dimension. The Boneless surround them, blocking their escape by flattening the doors into two dimensions. The Doctor jury-rigs a device and passes it to Clara to let them undo this flattening to give them time to escape. Clara and Rigsy try to run down the Boneless with an out-of-service train, but the creatures simply flatten it to two dimensions. In their haste, Clara drops the TARDIS into the path of an oncoming train, and the Doctor activates its Siege Mode, preventing any physical damage but leaving him unable to communicate with Clara or return it to normal with the Boneless’s power drain.
After recovering the TARDIS, Clara, Rigsy, and the other crew take shelter in a disused office. Clara gets a plan, and has Rigsy paint a realistic door on a large poster. They hang the poster over an access tunnel, and lure the Boneless to it. The Boneless, thinking it is a flattened door, funnel their energy into it to restore it, but instead this is helping to power the TARDIS that Clara placed right behind the poster. The TARDIS reverts to its normal size and form, and the Doctor erects a barrier to hold the Boneless in place. Realising the Boneless have no peaceful intentions, he returns them to their normal dimension. After saying their goodbyes, the Doctor asks Clara how she enjoyed being the Doctor for the day. Elsewhere, Missy watches Clara’s adventure, muttering to herself that she has “chosen well”.
Overnight viewing figures were estimated at 4.6 million, the lowest overnight rating for the show since “The Hungry Earth” in 2010 and the second lowest rating since the show returned in 2005. The episode was watched by a total of 6.71 million viewers. In the US, this episode was seen by 0.75 million viewers, being also the lowest rating for the series.
The episode received critical acclaim, with many praising Mathieson’s script, Coleman’s performance and the uniquely designed monsters. The episode also received an AI of 85, considered excellent. Neela Debnath of The Independent praised Capaldi and Coleman’s performances and believed this episode to be the stronger of Mathieson’s two episodes, although she was critical of the CGI effects. Matt Risley of IGN gave the episode 8.3 out of 10, praising the concept of the episode and the performance of Coleman, but criticising the guest cast. Morgan Jeffery of Digital Spy gave a mixed review of the episode, calling it “a bumpy ride.” He too was critical of the supporting cast, citing lack of depth to their personalities. He was however, positive of the CGI, calling it “the most impressive and distinctive this show has featured in recent memory.” Overall he gave the episode 3 stars out of five.
Reviewing the episode for The Daily Telegraph, Michael Hogan noted that Christopher Fairbank was billed as the guest star but Joivan Wade outshone him. He stated that the episode had “outlandishly original ideas, smartly executed. It was thrillingly unsettling and ultimately satisfying.” Dan Martin, for The Guardian, wrote that Jamie Mathieson’s script “is one of the more effective demonstrations of how to do the ‘cheap one’.” Martin also stated that Clara is “becoming more and more like the Doctor”. Alasdair Wilkins of The A.V. Club awarded the episode a B+, stating that “the show is on a hot streak we haven’t seen in a long, long time”. Wilkins closed his review by saying “‘Flatline’ isn’t perfect, but it underlines just how great the 12th Doctor and Clara have been for each other, and how great their pairing has been for the show, if for no other reason than their complex relationship has forced the show to be thoughtful in a way it hasn’t in quite some time”.
Anyhew….time to get dinner prepared. I hope this finds you loved and loving.
Fun song I found recently. Depeche Mode is one of my all-time favorite bands and VNV Nation is quite a favorite for me too. Bought the closest version I could get on Itunes, the Cicada mix:
Depeche Mode versus VNV Nation – Epicentre In Your Eyes
*I realized that in the context of how I have come to view the human body, as a car, many of us are “driving” distracted. It doesn’t just apply to moving vehicles external. The dream I had the other night, I realize wasn’t necessarily about cars. Sometimes I think, from what I’ve seen and experienced, distracted/vacant human beings can be like a used car lot for disembodied energy looking for a new ride to hop in. Sentient energy needs a body is what keeps coming to me. It’s a foreign way to think I guess, but just how I think. I don’t think about life, death, rebirth and the “in between” that the Catholics call purgatory like most people do.
Hello to you. I’m back after being unplugged by forces beyond my control. On Saturday, around 2:10 pm we heard an explosion in our backyard and then another one. While this was happening Kyle and I both lost our internet connection.
Do you remember me sharing in this post: https://saymber.com/2018/01/20/20-jan-2018-kan-pai-dream/ about the dream I had about choices which included the hazards of distracted driving? Well apparently God wanted to give me a specific example to emphasize the point! The person who had the wreck in our backyard was a 16 year old girl. Thankfully she wasn’t seriously injured and nor was anyone else – just someones that can be repaired…a car and the Internet box that got completely crunched!
So this was a major disruption to our lives – especially Kyle’s. He does a lot of online gaming and was actually in the middle of it when the accident happened. He was already kind of fussy because he was having to go in for jury duty today. He was nervous about it – it’s not in his comfort zone. So when he couldn’t be distracted by his online friends and gaming like he wanted to, he was a bit disgruntled at first.
Sometimes disruptions of the status quo of our lives, whatever their form, can be good. We can learn things about ourselves and others. In this case there were many good things that happened. Prepare yourself, this will shock you lol, we actually started using our kitchen table for meals again! ZOMG right?! Ever since the recliner couch came into this house that has trays attached, we’ve been eating in front of the t.v. for all our meals. Kyle wasn’t as distracted by gaming so he helped me out more with caring for the dogs – giving them baths and trimming nails. We took them on more frequent walks together which is good for all of us. He’s been better about sticking to the daily exercise habit we are trying to establish together. There has been more cleaning in the house. Today, after I get off of here there will be paint going on canvas! I told Duwon, the nice man from AT&T who came out to repair our line today, that it’s pretty amazing all the stuff you get done when your not distracted by the Internet. On the same note, I told him I feel it is a utility. We may not run our livelihoods off of it, but many small business owners or people who work from home do. They just have to have it working! I think it’s kind of crappy they keep trying to say the Internet is not a utility.
Anyhew…..almost warm enough to take stuff out for painting. I want do it outside and enjoy the beautiful day. I am dreaming of someday having a solarium/sun room where I can have all my craft stuff and be inside and outside at the same time without having to drag all my stuff back and forth lol. May be some day.
What’s funny is this morning/last night I had a very detailed dream, like I was living it about car shopping after an accident! Whoever I was, or with had taken a turn too sharply and rolled/flipped their car. It was a large old style red car (kind of looks like the one at this link only a bit larger if your curious https://classic-car-auctions.info/european/2016-artcurial-le-mans-classic-sale-1961-ferrari-250-gt-swb-berlinetta/) I just remember the top being dented and deciding I wanted a new car. We looked at a used car lot. I remember there being a really cute little purplish car. There was a pick-up truck that had a cab that looked like it was being held together by duct tape. It was a very vivid experience. I even remember looking to see how late they were going to be open because there were a lot of people being serviced while we were there. The times and services were different. Sales were til like 8:30 pm. We ended up in new cars but they didn’t have any models on the floor except one that you pushed a button and it put itself together from like the size of a box. There was someone in the dream who didn’t want to file a claim with their insurance company. I remember someone driving after that and I was trying to sleep in the backseat. I flipped a flap on the window for privacy. It was night time.
Note: I am having to delete pictures to make room for new ones so if you see something is missing from older blogs, you know why. The only remedy is to pay for a Premium subscription. Kyle and I live on a fixed income, which includes my Air force Pension that may not be coming if the Government shut-down continues. Kyle is not currently employed so are trying not to spend money on anything that would put us over the narrow margins we live by. I don’t make any money doing this blog nor do I expect to. We will work with what we have.
21 Jan 2018 – Kyle and I really like this one. Like a sundial? I am having to delete pictures to make room for new ones so if you see something is missing from older blogs, you know why.
Hello to you. It’s 8:24 am on this warmer Saturday morning. Not much to tell you besides we are back to a two dog house again. Kyle’s parents returned safely and came bearing a gift of white sage and a little angel candle holder made out of repurposed metal – love it! We both got some much needed sleep last night.
19 Jan 2018- Kyles Mom and Dad brought this back from Arizona for us. It’s an angel repurposed out of scrap metal. I put some tea lights in and my kaleidoscope glass in side.
There were lots of dreams like there usually is but only one that I remember. It was pretty long and involved. It was about someones wedding. In the dream I was an ex-wife I guess but invited to this mans wedding. I walked into their bedroom where I saw tickets to a *place called Kanpei on the bed. In the context of the dream it was an ancient place he was going to take his new wife. Apparently there was something negative about this and I wanted to warn the man’s new bride about it. The man found out I was going to tell his new bride and then I wasn’t the ex-wife anymore. I saw there was a blonde woman tied up on the bed and the man’s new wife saw this and was going to ask what was going on and then I woke up.
Well I was curious about where Kanpai was and turns out it wasn’t so much a place as a greeting from an ancient place. With the spelling, it was Japan in particular. So in this wierd dream scenario I got to learn a word from another country and that’s pretty cool!
Some of the waking keys that unlocked this dream I think were worrying a bit about my brother-in-law after a recent phone call, reading about a man having a 5ft long tapeworm crawl out of himself after eating Sushi and watching a video with Kyle about the upcoming patch (4.2) for FFXIV which involved clips from the most recent Live-Letter with Yoshi P who is the executive producer for the game and he is Japanese. I also did a chalk drawing yesterday that made me think of an Asian woman in the water.
Tidbits I found on the internet, I didn’t go way in depth about it. I just wanted to find out if there was a place or even a word that matched what was in the dream:
*As Jori mentioned, kanpai is equivalent to “cheers” said at a toast, often in celebratory settings (kenpai is said instead, at funerals), but also very commonly at the start of a meal with drinks and/or guests. The kanji composition ???? (kan–pai) can literally be translated as “dry” – “glass.”
The word ???? (geonbae) literally means ’empty glass’, so is similar to the expression ‘bottom’s up’.
Japanese and Chinese speakers will notice the similarities between this word and the word for ‘cheers’ in those languages (‘ganbei’ in Chinese and ‘kanpai’ in Japanese). This is because the word is based on Chinese characters. Remembering the meaning of these characters can help you learn words quickly when your Korean reaches an intermediate level.
To use this word, raise your glass in the air, say ???? (geonbae), and clink your glass with your friend’s glass.
The word implies that you should then drink the whole of your drink, but this is not actually necessary.
The word ???? (geonbae) is usually said by itself, rather than as part of a phrase or sentence.
If somebody says ???? (geonbae) to you, then the correct response is simply to say ???? (geonbae) back to them.
19 Jan 2018 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing water spirit Alvarado TX
Forgot I wrote this one….so true and almost cruel isn’t it?
“The science of being a human being. We are both observer and the experiment caught in the undetermined test case called Life.”
28 May 2016 – my pink spirit book message for today
It’s about the choices me make in life too. When we make choices, there are consequences…cause and effects. If you want to lose weight, you probably shouldn’t keep overeating. If you don’t want to kill yourself while driving, you probably should stop doing things that distract you while your driving.
On 16 January I had a dream involving what I will call a sequence of scenarios about life choices. One was being in a car with a man who I yelled at “Can you at least pull over and do that?! Are you trying to get us killed?!” because he was writing something down while he was driving. Then there was me (I want to lose weight) holding one of my favorite types of donuts with cream filling and in the dream it had bacon in it too! Well then the dream transitioned to a blonde man with sharp pointy teeth and dark eyes (he looked like actor Jeff Daniels). He was doing a dark comedy skit. While he was doing it, he stopped and looked at me, like he was really looking at me as if it were real life and I was standing there. He said, “It’s about choices. Are you receiving me?” As he said the last part he was nodding his head at me to make sure I was. Yep…message received!
Anyhew – hope you have a lovely day. Hugs and love through the wires!
Hello to you. How are you? I got woke up by one of those flash dreams I have, literal flash…like lightning this time.
18 Jan 2018 – Echo’s of Light chalk drawing I did yesterday. The fingerprint of God through fragments of history.
19 Jan 2018 – Notes and drawing of flash dream I had this morning about seeing a man surrounded by lightning and using it to travel. Of course I immediately think of Nikola Tesla about this! I’m sure this was inspired by all the talk I had yesterday with people about how neat it would be to travel via teleportation etc.
I don’t know if it’s even possible to do such a thing but apparently my dream factory thinks so!
Yesterday was pretty special. A friend has helped me out so that I can do some paintings. Turns out getting some canvas and paint wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I guess the God of my understanding has decided it’s time for me to stop talking about painting and actually do it! I have 5 canvas to use and have a couple of images already planned for them. For example these I’ve shared with you before:
It will be interesting to see how these chalk drawings translate to paint and canvas…the process. Will it feel the same? I’m not sure about the permanence of it. I told my friend that with the chalks if I fuck up all I have to do is grab the water hose and start over. It doesn’t work that way with paints! I will try it. Doing all the chalk drawings using color has been very helpful for someone like me who has always worked with pencil or ink – black, white and gray. What has happened in the past for me with color in my art is I would have a great image done and then add color and it wouldn’t come out right. One early negative experience I can remember was in Junior High School art class. I was doing the a painting of the cover of Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants on a piece of clear plastic. I almost had it done and made a mistake and got so mad at myself I washed the whole thing off! Expecting perfection of yourself with things like art can be a deterrent, a mental barrier to truly free expression and creativity.
The other reason I’ve kind of avoided doing “hard-copy” paintings is having to find a place for them if you aren’t making them for someone else. When you create tangible anything, especially art like paintings, you need places to put it. We don’t have a lot of space to put paintings and stuff like that. Also, I get easily overwhelmed by stuff if there gets to be too much of it without a purpose in the house. That’s another reason I’ve liked doing the chalk drawing. Once I’m finished with it, I just wash it away and start again. So these paintings will more than likely go to my friend(s) and family!
Anyhew I’m as my friend Lesley says, “yammering” so I will close with this haunting and beautiful song I recently found for myself a couple of days ago and just can’t get it out of my head. It is by a group Kyle and I have enjoyed in the past called Royksopp. The woman who is singing, Karin Dreijer from The Knife sounds a lot like Fever Ray to me – just pierces my soul to listen to her. Hope you will enjoy it too and that you have a wonderful day.
What Else Is There?
“What Else Is There?” is the third single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp’s second album The Understanding. It features the vocals of Karin Dreijer from the Swedish electronica duo The Knife. The album was released in the UK with the help of Astralwerks.
29 March 2017 – Kyle could tell who this was from a distance! I drew this strictly from memory – Nikola Tesla
*19 Jan 2018 6:01 pm realized today that someplace I remembered having seen a man in lightning besides Tesla photos and of course Thor lol was the film The Prestige. David Bowie was Nikola Tesla in the film.
15 Jan 2018 – Drawing from yesterday. The word Untangled came to mind – the beauty of complete and true spiritual freedom.
Hello to you. It’s 8:39 am as I begin to write to you. It’s 21 degrees, with a feels like of 6 outside right now! Definitely winter here! So how are you? Hopefully you have nutritious food, clothing, shelter, clean water, clean air to breathe and love. Unless someone chooses to go without, I think everyone should have those basic things!
So with it being colder for sleeping, I’ve been dreaming a lot. The dreams aren’t always coherent enough to share but this first one is. It’s very symbolic I think of what it’s like to try and exist in this world.
The dream began with an actual flash of text, “What went wrong?” Then the dream progressed to a family living on a farm surrounded by a swamp populated with large crocodiles (this came from a video we watched recently of a man filming crocs and his friends telling him to run because they were coming after him) and lions (this came from a recent video of seeing a woman being dragged off by a tiger and mauled nearly to death (killed her mom) at one of those animal safari parks and healthy lion cubs being killed in Sweden).
Well if you didn’t time it right, you couldn’t travel because the reptiles would get too close to the house. I actually had a showdown with two of them through a glass door. Someone had left the house and couldn’t come home because of this situation. I remember watching lions trying to climb over the crocodiles without getting bitten. It was a very uneasy relationship.
The symbolism of the dream holds true to the world we live in especially at the upper echelons it seems. I watch these human beings who claim to be civilized barely cooperating, biting each other, mauling and even complete devouring one another just to keep their “stuff” and their power. There is little compassion or empathy it seems – just doing whatever it takes to survive with little regard to collateral damage. I haven’t lost hope in them though. Each day I catch glimpses of the leaders and type of people I think they really want to be – people who make this world better for more than just themselves and their kin. Progress not perfection!
Then there is this. I searched Google and Bing and found this one article that inspired me to believe we are more than just combatants in this world. This is also a great example of resilience. Today’s Daily Good article really ties into what it takes for a veteran like Brandon Dodson and so many others not to completely lose their shit after serving in the military. Resilience is a word that has figured into my own life on more than one occasion. Just when I thought I was broken beyond repair, the God of my understanding and all the accompanying Earth Angels they could send lifted me back up:
Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
“Resilience — the ability to overcome adversity — has been a growing topic of study since the early 1970s. In a world plagued by stress and struggle, everyone from psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers to clergy and criminal justice researchers want to why and how some folks are better at bouncing back from hardship than others. We want to understand why some people can cope with stress and trauma in a way that allows them to move forward in their lives, and why other people appear more affected and stuck.
“As I collected and analyzed my data, I recognized that many of the people I interviewed were describing stories of resilience. I heard stories about people cultivating Wholehearted lives despite adversity. I learned about people’s capacities to stay mindful and authentic under great stress and anxiety, and I heard people describe how they were able to transform trauma into Wholehearted thriving.
“It wasn’t difficult to recognize these stories as tales of resilience because I was in graduate school during the heyday of resilience research. I knew these narratives were threaded with what we call protective factors — the things we do, have, and practice that give us the bounce.
“What Makes Up Resilience?
“If you look at the current research, here are five of the most common factors of resilient people:
“1. They are resourceful and have good problem-solving skills.
They are more likely to seek help.
They hold the belief that they can do something that will help them to manage their feelings and to cope.
They have social support available to them.
They are connected with others, such as family or friends.
“Of course, there are more factors, depending on the researchers, but these are the big ones.
“At first, I hoped the patterns that I observed in my research would lead to a very straightforward conclusion — resilience is a core component of Wholeheartedness — just like the other guideposts. But there was something more to what I was hearing. The stories had more in common than just resilience; all of these stories were about spirit.
“According to the people I interviewed, the very foundation of the ‘protective factors’ — the things that made them bouncy — was their spirituality. By spirituality, I’m not talking about religion or theology, but I am talking about a shared and deeply held belief. Based on the interviews, here’s how I define spirituality:
“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.
“Without exception, spirituality — the belief in connection, a power greater than self, and interconnections grounded in love and compassion — emerged as a component of resilience. Most people spoke of God, but not everyone. Some were occasional churchgoers; others were not. Some worshipped at fishing holes; others in temples, mosques, or at home. Some struggled with the idea of religion; others were devout members of organized religions. The one thing that they all had in common was spirituality as the foundation of their resilience.
“From this foundation of spirituality, three other significant patterns emerged as being essential to resilience:
Letting go of numbing and taking the edge off vulnerability, discomfort, and pain”
Syndicated from Spirituality & Health magazine. S&H was founded in 1998 for people seeking holistic health in body, mind, and spirit. It aspires to help guide the journey to self-knowledge, authenticity, and integration. Its articles draw from the wisdom of many traditions and cultures, with an emphasis on sharing spiritual practices, and look to science to help provide a context for the spiritual quest. Read more from Spirituality & Health here.
This blog is to encourage others that is being victimize, been a victm, or were a victim that they no longer have to live in hidden. I want to share words of encouragement to them and let them know they can come out of their situtaion alive no matter what there abuser is telling or has told them over the years. Some individuals have left their abuser but they are still living in afraid or living in in jail mental; the victim have to get his or her life back. Living behind the wall in public isn't well for them. They have to make a stand for themselves and regain what they lost in that relationship. It will not happen within a week or probably a month. First of all its a learning process, admit to what they lost, and let go of the shame, pride, and bitter. Its up to the victim to want to be a Survior not the abuser.