9 Nov 2018 Little Pieces

Phrase that came to me as I was thinking about posting today or not:

mind the little pieces for put together they are a planet in Simple Gematria equals: 553

9 Nov 2018 Jackie bead aluminum metal and hot glue window art Alvarado TX DSC_0248

This is a picture of a sun catcher I made today.  It was something else, I took it apart and made something new with the parts.  It’s not beautiful or fancy but it made me smile when I was done with it.  I like to fix broken things and repurpose things that were one thing to make something different.  This is what nature does with us through the cycles of life I think.

repurpose in Simple Gematria equals: 133

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

repair in Simple Gematria equals: 67

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

fix in Simple Gematria equals: 39

12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle  (human)

replace in Simple Gematria equals: 60

6/3 cycle

borrow in Simple Gematria equals: 91

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

brand new in Simple Gematria equals: 81

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

recycle in Simple Gematria equals: 71

8/4/2/1

= 542

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

it all goes back to the same place in Simple Gematria equals: 260*

8/4/2/1

*If you stop to think about it, no matter where we throw all of our various forms of personal and industrial wastes, it all ends up in the same place and affects us all.

energy in Simple Gematria equals: 74 *various forms but all animated beings need energy to operate

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

air in Simple Gematria equals: 28

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

water in Simple Gematria equals: 67

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

earth in Simple Gematria equals: 52

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

food in Simple Gematria equals: 40

4/2/1

human in Simple Gematria equals: 57

12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle (fix)

insect in Simple Gematria equals: 70

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

plant in Simple Gematria equals: 63

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

animal in Simple Gematria equals: 50

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

= 501

6/3 cycle

553 + 542 + 260 + 501 = 1856

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1856

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla – looked up 1856 because it looked like a year to me.  Turns out it was the year Nikola was born.  What’s interesting is I was looking into a couple things about him just yesterday!

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Serbian American inventor
Nikola Tesla
Photograph of Nikola Tesla, a slender, moustachioed man with a thin face and pointed chin.

Nikola Tesla, c. 1896
Born (1856-07-10)10 July 1856
Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia)
Died 7 January 1943(1943-01-07) (aged 86)
New York City, United States
Resting place Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
Citizenship Austrian (1856–1891)
American (1891–1943)
Education Graz University of Technology (abandoned)
Engineering career
Discipline Electrical engineering,
Mechanical engineering
Projects Alternating current,
high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments
Significant design Tesla Tower/World Wireless System/Wireless power transfer
Tesla Experimental Station
Tesla’s Egg of Columbus
Tesla coil/Resonant inductive coupling
Tesla turbine
Tesla valve
Tesla’s oscillator
Polyphase system
AC motor/Induction motor
Rotating magnetic field
Radio control
Plasma globe
Plasma lamp
Carbon button lamp
Teleforce/Death ray
Telegeodynamics
Teleoperation
Torpedo [1]
Vacuum variable capacitor
Violet ray
VTOL
Awards
Signature
Nikola Tesla signature 1900.svg

Nikola Tesla (/ˈtɛslə/;[2] Serbo-Croatian: [nǐkola têsla]; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American[3][4][5] inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[6]

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company would eventually market.

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1 Nov 2018 The ghost is alive

30 June 2018 – my astral self visiting Bela Lugosi on the island

 

This morning I woke up to a couple dreams and a message.  One dreams was a brief flash of my calculator with a total appearing in it (think it was the value for alive but not certain) and the other with the shadow of a man standing next to my bed.  The message stuck in my head was, “The Ghost is Alive.”  It was strange, but I’ve gotten so I just go with it.  Write it down, draw it or whatever.

I went and looked at our calendar and I had made a connection with a spiral between All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  I asked Kyle if he did that because I didn’t remember doing it.   He said he just writes the recycling schedule on the calendar, that was me.

1 Nov 2018 Our Calendar Alvarado TX DSC_0233 – I didn’t remember doing this writing on the calendar.

the ghost is alive in Simple Gematria equals: 179 (ghost in Simple Gematria equals: 69*) (people in Simple Gematria equals: 69*)

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

ghost alive in Simple Gematria equals: 118

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

all saints day in Simple Gematria equals: 137 * (in the beginning in Simple Gematria equals: 137)

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

1 Nov 2018 Jackie outdoor chalk drawing Alvarado TX DSC_0232

all souls day in Simple Gematria equals: 141 (souls in Simple Gematria equals: 86)

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

spiral in Simple Gematria equals: 75

12/6/3 cycle

christianity in Simple Gematria equals: 155*

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

(69 + 86 = 155)*

roman catholic in Simple Gematria equals: 132

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

the holy ghost in Simple Gematria equals: 162

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

the holy spirit in Simple Gematria equals: 184

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

philosophers stone in Simple Gematria equals: 233 (revisiting book I bought to learn about this)

8/4/2/1   (God = 26/8)

materia prima in Simple Gematria equals: 124

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

= 1640/74

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

 

I am revisiting a book I bought some time ago about this subject.  Kind of got prompted to it after we saw the movie As Above So Below the other night.  From what I’ve been able to figure out for myself is there is “something” or “potential” energy in between what is life and what is death.  It seems to be what is drawn from to manifest reality – like a fountain comes to mind.  Everything and everyone is made of energy.  What is it that powers us through this life?  The sun, food, water, the energy of other people and life forms and the energy that exists in between it all.  I call it ambient energy.

pri·ma ma·te·ri·a
[ˌprīmə məˈti(ə)rēə, ˌprēmə]

NOUN
materia prima (noun) · materia prima (noun)
  1. a formless primeval substance regarded as the original material of the universe.
    ambient energy in Simple Gematria equals: 138
    12/6/3 cycle

What is ambient energy?

Ambient energy scavenging, also called energy harvesting or power harvesting, is the process of obtaining usable energy from natural and human-made sources that surround us in the everyday environment.
whatis.techtarget.com/definition/ambient-energy-scavenging
ether in Simple Gematria equals: 56
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
e·ther
[ˈēTHər]

NOUN
  1. chemistry
    a pleasant-smelling colorless volatile liquid that is highly flammable. It is used as an anesthetic and as a solvent or intermediate in industrial processes.
    • any organic compound with a structure similar to ether, having an oxygen atom linking two alkyl or other organic groups.
      “methyl t-butyl ether”
  2. literary
    the clear sky; the upper regions of air beyond the clouds.
    “nasty gases and smoke disperse into the ether”
    synonyms:
    sky · heavens · ether · atmosphere · aerosphere · airspace
    • informal
      (the ether)
      air regarded as a medium for radio.
      “choral evensong still wafts across the ether”
  3. physics
    archaic
    a very rarefied and highly elastic substance formerly believed to permeate all space, including the interstices between the particles of matter, and to be the medium whose vibrations constituted light and other electromagnetic radiation.

11 October 2018 A Thirteen

10 Oct 2018 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing Alvarado TX DSC_0145

I was thinking about David yesterday as I sat in our spare room that has all our CD’s to include my copy of his Black Star album.  I got to thinking that if David was David, there might be something for me to find.  I wasn’t sure if I should look but I did.  It felt like a visit we never had.  When people become as famous as someone like David, people like me seldom if ever get to meet them in person.  I saw him in concert once and that’s all of a meeting we would ever have in this life.  I am glad for that moment!

 

black star in Simple Gematria equals: 87

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

tis a pity she was a whore in Simple Gematria equals: 264 (84) –

12/6/3 cycle

lazarus in Simple Gematria equals: 98

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

sue or in a season of crime in Simple Gematria equals: 244

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

girl loves in Simple Gematria equals: 119

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

dollar days in Simple Gematria equals: 111

3 cycle

i cant give everything away in Simple Gematria equals: 273

12/6/3 cycle

= 1109 (David died on 1/10)

1109 + 87 = 1196 (98) (he died at age 69 which is also the numeric value for people)

 

Black star (87) + Lazarus (98) = 185 “A thirteen”

Elvis (67) Presley (100) = 167 “A thirteen”

David (40) Bowie (54) = 94 “thirteen”

David (40) Robert (78)  Jones (63) = 181 “10”

cancer = 44 “8”

thirteen = 99

nine = 42 (6)

six = 52 (7)

seven = 65 (11)

eleven = 63……9

My full name as it is now comes to 313 and I was born on 2/13/1968.  My life has definitely been a 9 cycle for most of it, difficult = 90/9 cycle.  I wouldn’t change a thing….I can’t.  All we can do in life school is learn and move on to the next lesson.

lesson in Simple Gematria equals: 84

whore in Simple Gematria equals: 69

people in Simple Gematria equals: 69

film star in Simple Gematria equals: 98 *Lazarus#

the prestige in Simple Gematria equals: 132 *he was Nikola Tesla in this film,  a man I have admired for a long time

nikola tesla in Simple Gematria equals: 119 *Girl loves#

the holy bible in Simple Gematria equals: 123

 

8 Aug 2018 All One (chalk drawings) and The Feather

Hello!  Quite a few drawings today.  I was thinking about my seed ships idea again.  I was marveling at the shapes in the wispy clouds this afternoon.  I’m obviously easily amused LOL!  It’s the little things that fill in the spaces of a life and give it meaning.

This afternoon I added some coils and magnets to some the GANS/orgonite setup I have working and that was interesting.  I keep wanting to combine the work of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, Nikola Tesla and Mehran Keshe into one form.  It’s all about the same source in my mind.  I know realistically it’s probably not that simple, I’m not a scientist lol.  I’m walking on a well-worn field with my puzzling over energy.  I keep feeling it’s about energy from existing sources like water, the soil, man-made creations  and ambient sources like magnetic fields.  We know there is power in particles we can’t see it’s just finding a way to collect enough of them to create power sources that can fuel cars….spaceships.

To create energy without destroying ourselves doing it!  Current sources we use for energy all have negative side effects (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_the_energy_industry) and make a few people a lot of money.  I feel like as soon as we can set aside profit margins and focus on working towards the greater good of all living kind we will get somewhere. Greed is a powerful adversary to progress!

Changing gears…..

I also had an interesting focusing lesson with a feather this afternoon.  Sometimes I will ask God energy what it wants to do with particular things in my yard just to see what the answer is for a blade of grass, a leaf etc.  Well I had picked up this feather and put in between my feet as I sat under our baby oak out back.  I asked God what the story was going to be with this feather.  So far it grew on a bird.  The bird had shed the feather in my yard.  After several days of noticing the feather, I finally picked it up and now it was between my feet.  What was next for the feather?!  Well it came to me to just focus on the feather and I did for what seemed the longest time – nada, nothing, no movement.  It seemed the feather was destined to stay on the step between my feet!

Well my concentration broke when I heard a noise like a bird or something moving over my head.  When I looked back for the feather it had flipped over and moved!  Just a second or two of broken concentration and we have feather sign lol.  Isn’t that like God?  A miracle when we aren’t looking for it?  An answer to a prayer when we are focused on the complicated prayer and not just letting God be God?!  For quite some time, as I had my talk with God.  The feather moved several times as we spoke and I was moved to tears.

I cry a lot when I pray/talk to God and it’s not always because I’m sad, it’s because of the love I feel in my heart.  A friend of mine had a great way to explain why people like her and I were quick to tear up about such things.  She said it’s because our spirits stick out more than other people’s do!  Such is the life of an Empath or anybody who cares a lot about this world and other people and wears their heart on their sleeve.

Sometimes I get very lonely.  Today with the help of a simple feather, I was reminded while I may be lonely I am never truly alone.   

https://www.gematrix.org

Feather = 63/9 cycle

Alone = 47/11/2/1 (Interesting Alone and Lonely have same values)

Lonely = 83/11/2/1

Concentration = 151/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Focus = 64/10/1

Oak Tree = 75/12/3 cycle (interesting with even adding oak to tree, 3 cycle still occurs)

Seed = 33/6/3 cycle

God = 26/8/4/2/1

Energy = 74/11/2/1

Universe =113/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Source = 81/9 cycle

All = 25/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (interesting all and one have the same values)

One =34/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

9 Feb 2018 Love and Abandonment (Morning meditation)

9 Feb 2018 /1019 am

I was outside preparing to do some “chalking” when a revelation about connection between “wisdom,” Why of Life and Death and Tree of Life came. It was instigated by my finding seeds that blew down from cotton tree to my hoodie. My good friend the cotton tree helping me again. What came brought forth a lot of tears. If I (we as a species) had remained ignorant, didn’t need to find out why (curiosity) I (we) wouldn’t know or care about living and dying. Sentience and consciousness, “awareness” would never have happened and may be we would have been happier — “Ignorance is Bliss” philosophy.

17 May 2017 – Cottonwood seed ships

Love changed everything because with love comes “attachment.” Something I learned more about through Buddhism’s the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path. When you lose something or someone you love more than “existence” you will tear heaven and earth apart to find it, reclaim it. What I was willing to do at Mesa Springs when I didn’t know where Kyle was. What happened to me for 3 years after we lost our Sammy.

Source Internet: Seed of Life. I loved that this is made in stained glass with chakra colors.

Abandonment creates some of the largest energy vortexes, human black holes. It can be “perceived” or intentional abandonment but the abandoned feel it all the same. Why?!Where did you go?! When are you coming back?! Will you come back?!

(My mother, my Grandparents….all those I’ve loved and lost for whatever reason. I had to grieve and heal — fill the holes their “abandonment of me” left behind.

All of us have lost people, places and things through our shared journey. Are we so attached to these that we are willing to destroy ourselves and a planet to retrieve them? This is just what I see for myself. I hope there is something in this morning meditation that resonates with you….is helpful. I would ask you, what positive, loving aspect of existence can you put in the “holes” some sort of abandonment has made in your mind, body and most importantly your soul?

What do I do? All through my blogs here is what I’ve learned to do for myself with unseen guidance and loving nudges from the tangible elements that surround me. The arts, meaningful work, chores, spirituality, helping others and educating myself about people, places and things I don’t understand before making judgements about them. It is in the latter I have come to realize I can judge no one nor is there anyone on this earth who can either. We are all imperfect and it is in that imperfection we are amazing creations capable of greatness beyond our wildest dreams. We are here for each other. No one person can fix this shared mess our world has become. We must learn to build bridges instead of more walls.

17-feb-2011-my-puppy-sammy-and-his-tennis-ball (Sammy crossed the rainbow bridge 27 April 2011)

My Mom Jeanne and my Grandpa Harold (Hal) Becker on her wedding day, 21 Nov 1965.

8 Feb 2018 Dr. Wilhelm Reich books The Cancer biopathy and Function of the Orgasm Alvarado TX

8 Feb 2018 Jackie Wygant Blue Book for Alcoholics Anonymous Alvarado TX meditation about addiction like sugar etc

8 Feb 2018 Two books from Grandma Becker and Aunt Ruth to help me heal inside when I was younger I read from How to Be your own best friend out loud Alvarado TX

19 Jan 2018 Man in the Lightning (Dream) and What Else Is There (Royksopp Song from The Understanding Karen Dreijer vocals)

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?

“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.

Röyksopp – What Else Is There?

 

What Else Is There?

Röyksopp

It was me on that road
But you couldn’t see me
Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

It was me on that road
Still you couldn’t see me
And then flashlights and explosions

Roads end getting nearer
We cover distance but not together

I am the storm and I am the wonder
And the flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

It’s about you and the sun
A morning run
The story of my maker
What I have and what I ache for

I’ve got a golden ear
I cut and I spear
What else is there?

Roads end getting nearer
We cover distance still not together

If I am the storm, if I am the wonder
Will I have flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

There’s no room where I can go and
You’ve got secrets too

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

Songwriters: DANNY SHOSHAN, ROBERT HUXLEY, ROGER GREENAWAY, SVEIN BERGE, TOBJOR BRUNDTLAND, KARIN DREIGER, OLAF DREIGER, TONY MACAULEY

© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

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.

the prestige…bowie as tesla

29 Oct 2017 Dreaming while your awake – imagining

Hello to you.  It’s Sunday afternoon now and it’s been a lovely day here.  Lots of drawing today.  I don’t know how to describe what it is that is going on with me and this chalk drawing now.  The phrase, “dreaming while your awake” comes to mind or just good old fashioned day dreaming.  Just putting down on the pavement whatever comes to my mind.  Sometimes it makes sense and sometimes it’s just thoughts and images passing through.  I like to share them because may be something within them will spark your imagination too?!  I hope so.  It’s so important to make time and space for imagination….imagining.  When I go out with my chalks, that is what I’m doing.  What do you do as an outlet for all those miscellaneous thoughts?

17 Sept 2017 First thoughts…the microplastics problem

Hello to you. It’s 6:53 am on this Sunday morning as I begin to write to you. How are you doing? I slept some last night….not a restful sleep though. As I contemplated getting up, some thoughts came to me. I wrote them down and after reading them, I realized they were so negative and nearly apocalyptic in nature I didn’t want to give them complete power by sharing them here!  I hope you will read on and not allow yourself to get depressed about this or just throw up your hands and give up…get informed!

These were the first thoughts…. “Where does it all go? The sweet, the sour, the toxic? The same place…to “her” and back to us.” It got darker from there.

The microplastics problem troubles me because of how difficult of a problem it truly is.   This stuff is in my own household! Plastic to contain water, food, cleaning supplies and just about everything else!  The sobering reality that has hit me is we will all probably become plastic Lego pieces before we can solve this problem! Even if the world did a global moratorium on the production of any more plastic or we did a better job of recycling it, I don’t think it’s really going to matter…..it’s here to stay.  Even if it gets cleaned off of beaches and strained out of waterways, it’s got to go somewhere after it’s collected!  Chances are, what has been collected will eventually end up right back in the water, soil, air or all three!

Here’s an ironic  personal story for you about this.  What did I recently use to collect plastic bottles I found near a fishing spot down the street?  A plastic bag I found near the plastic bottles!  I put it all in our recycling bin but now I’m questioning if all I did was just relocate a problem!

http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-microfibers/good summary of just part of this tangible micro-particles problem.  Very short video, less than 3 minutes so I hope you’ll watch it.  I love these folks way of simplifying very complicated environmental issues. 

http://www.dailygood.org/2017/04/24/designing-for-the-circular-economy/ – What do you do with a toaster when you no longer want it? Until recently, no one thought about that question until the toaster was ready for the scrap heap. Today, designers at the London-based Agency of Design are turning that practice on its head. As advocates of a circular economy, they believe that the best time to address end-of-life issues is when a product is first being designed and that items like your toaster should be thought of not as a disposable appliances but as products with value worth preserving. Read on to learn how these designers helping to keep products out of landfills even before they fly off the shelves

So naturally my mind started grasping for some positive spin….a way out. Sadly the best there was for me was thinking about Creation itself. These thoughts came: “Creation means vision beyond short-term gain…profit.  The true “cost” and resulting evidence of most human creation now litters our homes, our businesses, our streets, our fields, our waterways, the skies and the bellies of our children.”

My thoughts then turned to a creator with the gift of being able to work through the entire life-span of a creation in his mind before even putting a pencil to paper, Nikola Tesla. There are inventions he put through his mental process that never made it to reality because he knew if they, did they could cause harm. It is so important when creating things, and I have to do better with this too, “Think it all the way through or don’t bother to make it at all. ” 

Anyhew….if your interested this is a great read about his mental processes for creation:

29 March 2017 – Kyle could tell who this was from a distance! I drew this strictly from memory – Nikola Tesla

https://teslauniverse.com/ – fantastic resource for information about Nikola Tesla

https://teslauniverse.com/nikola-tesla/articles/miracle-mind-nikola-tesla

Fate

July, 1949

Page numbers: 52-56

Type: Magazine

The Miracle Mind of Nikola Tesla

by J. Harold Byers

Nikola Tesla needed no model to test his inventions; they appeared before his eyes as functioning realities that he could stop and start as though they were really there.

Contemporary with Edison was another inventor, not so well known, but of the two the more spectacular. This was Nikola Tesla whose life and works have been enthrallingly described by John J. O’Neill in his book The Prodigal Genius:

“He was aware as a boy that he was not like other boys in his thoughts, in his amusements and in his hobbies. He could do the things that other lads his age usually do, and many things that they could not do. It was these latter things that interested him most, and he could find no companions who would share his enthusiasms for them. This situation caused him to isolate himself from contemporaries, and made him aware that he was destined for an unusual place if not great accomplishments in life.

” … practically all his life he experienced a peculiar reaction when breathing deeply. When he breathed deeply he was overcome by a feeling of lightness, as if his body had lost all weight; and he should, he concluded, be able to fly through the air merely by his will to do so. He did not learn, in boyhood, that he was unusual in this respect.

“A strange power permitted him to perform unusual feats in mathematics. He possessed it from early boyhood, but had considered it a nuisance and tried to be rid of it because it seemed beyond his control.

“If he thought of an object it would appear before him exhibiting the appearance of solidity and massiveness. So greatly did these visions possess the attributes of actual objects that it was usually difficult for him to distinguish between vision and reality. This abnormal faculty functioned in a very useful fashion in his school work with mathematics.

“If he was given a problem in arithmetic or algebra, it was immaterial to him whether he went to the blackboard to work it out or whether he remained in his seat. His strange faculty permitted him to see a visioned blackboard on which the problem was written, and there appeared on this blackboard all of the operations and symbols required in working out the solution. Each step appeared much more rapidly than he could work it out by hand on the actual slate. As a result, he could give the solution almost as quickly as the whole problem was stated.

“Tesla’s powers of memorizing were prodigious. A quick reading of a page gave him a permanent record of it; he could always recall before his eyes a photographic record of it to be read, and could study at his convenience. Study, for Tesla, was a far different process than for the average person. He had no need for a reference library; he could consult in his mind any page of any textbook he had read, and formula, equation, or item in a table of logarithms would flash before his eyes. He could recite scores of books, complete from memory. The saving in time which this made possible in research work was tremendous.”

In an interview with M. K. Wisehart, published in the American Magazine of April 1921, and in Mr. O’Neill’s book, Tesla describes his faculty as follows:

“See!” exclaimed Tesla. “How beautifully it works! Watch me put it into reverse … Watch it. It is not marvelous how it goes both ways?” But his friend saw nothing.

“During my boyhood I had suffered from a peculiar affliction due to the appearance of images, which were often accompanied by strong flashes of light. When a word was spoken, the image of the object designated would present itself so vividly to my vision that I could not tell whether what I saw was real or not. . . . Even though I reached out and passed my hand through it, the image would remain fixed in space.

“In trying to free myself from these tormenting appearances, I tried to concentrate my thoughts on some peaceful, quieting scene I had witnessed. This would give me momentary relief; but when I had done it two or three times the remedy would begin to lose its force. Then I began to take mental excursions beyond the small world of my actual knowledge. Day and night, in imagination, I went on journeys — saw new places, cities, countries, and all the time I tried hard to make these imaginary things very sharp and clear in my mind. I imagined myself living in countries I had never seen, and I made imaginary friends, who were very dear to me and really seemed alive.

“This I did constantly until I was seventeen, when my thoughts turned seriously to invention. Then to my delight, I found I could visualize with the greatest facility. I needed no models, drawings, or experiments. I could picture them all in my mind . . .

“By that faculty of visualizing, which I learned in my boyish efforts to rid myself of annoying images, I have evolved what is, I believe, a new method of materializing inventive ideas and conceptions. It is a method which may be of great usefulness to any imaginative man, whether he is an inventor, businessman or artist.

“Some people, the moment they have a device to construct or any piece of work to perform, rush at it without adequate preparation, and immediately become engrossed in details, instead of the central idea. They may get results, but they sacrifice quality.

“Here in brief, is my own method: after experiencing a desire to invent a particular thing, I may go on for months or years with the idea in the back of my head. Whenever I feel like it, I roam around in my imagination and think about the problem without any deliberate concentration. This is a period of incubation.

“Then follows a period of direct effort. I choose carefully the possible solutions of the problem I am considering, and gradually center my mind on a narrowed field of investigation. Now, when I am deliberately thinking of the problem in its specific features, I may begin to feel that I am going to get the solution. And the wonderful thing is, that if I do feel this way, then I know I have really solved the problem and shall get what I am after.

“The feeling is as convincing to me as though I already had solved it. I have come to the conclusion that at this stage the actual solution is in my mind subconsciously though it may be a long time before I am aware of it consciously.

“Before I put a sketch on paper, the whole idea is worked out mentally. In my mind I change the construction, make improvements, and even operate the device. Without ever having drawn a sketch I can give the measurements of all parts to workmen, and when completed all these parts will fit, just as certainly as though I had made the actual drawings. It is immaterial to me whether I run my machine in my mind or test it in my shop.

“The inventions I have conceived in this way have always worked. In thirty years there has not been a single exception. My first electric motor, the vacuum tube wireless light, my turbine engine and many other devices have all been developed in exactly this way.”

Tesla’s mightiest invention was his alternating current motor. It is difficult to overestimate its value. It was really the invention of a principle — the principle of the rotating electric field. For, once that principle was conceived, the motor and a multitude of other practical applications of the alternating current practically invented themselves. It was a master invention that created the electrical power era, the foundation of our modern industrial system.

While studying electrical engineering at the Polytechnic Institute, at Gratz, Austria, Tesla saw for the first time a machine that would operate either as an electrical motor or as a dynamo. As was the case with all motors of the eighteen-seventies it was supplied with current through a commutator-brush system. When operated it sparked heavily at the commutator.

This sparking of course was a defect; it wasted energy; and corroded the contacts. The typical professional attitude toward any idea, machine, or person, which has arrived or been accepted is enthusiasm. “It is inherent in the machine,” said Prof. Poeschl, an instructor in the Institute. The typical inventor’s attitude is critical. The defect in the motor annoyed Tesla. He suggested that the commutator be abolished and, of course, was told that such step was impossible. The rebuff bothered him not at all for he suddenly knew that not only was a motor without a commutator possible but that the solution lay in some application of the alternating current. What application he could not at that time foresee but “he felt an overpowering assurance that he could solve the problem.” Prof. Poeschl devoted an entire lecture to a discussion of reasons why Tesla’s idea was impossible of attainment. Tesla had little more to say in the face of so authoritative opposition. But the idea that had come to him flowed back, shall we say, into his subconscious mind. From time to time he would take it out and mull it over. Then he would forget it.

Several years later Tesla was walking in the city park of Budapest with a friend when in a flash he solved the problem. The following is Mr. O’Neill’s description of the occasion:

“Suddenly the animated figure of Tesla snapped into a rigid pose as if he had fallen into a trance. Szigeti spoke to him but got no answer. Again his words were ignored. The friend was about to seize the towering motionless figure and shake him into consciousness when instead Tesla spoke.

“‘Watch me!’ said Tesla, blurting out the words like a child bubbling over with emotion: ‘Watch me reverse it.’ He was still gazing into the sun as if that incandescent ball had thrown him into a hypnotic trance.

“Szigeti recalled the image from Goethe that Tesla had been reciting: ‘The glow retreats. . . . It yonder hastes, new fields of life exploring,’ a poetic description of the setting sun, and then his next words — ‘Watch me! Watch me reverse it.’ Did Tesla mean the sun? Did he mean that he could arrest the motion of the sun about to sink below the horizon, reverse its action and start it rising again toward the zenith?

“‘Let us sit and rest for a while,’ said Szigeti. He turned him toward a bench, but Tesla was not to be moved.

“‘Don’t you see it?’ expostulated the excited Tesla. ‘See how smoothly it is running? Now I throw this switch — and I reverse it. See! It goes just as smoothly in the opposite direction. Watch! I stop it. I start it. There is no sparking. There is nothing on it to spark.’

“‘But I see nothing,’ said Szigeti. ‘The sun is not sparking. Are you ill?’

“‘You do not understand,’ beamed the still excited Tesla, turning as if to bestow a benediction on his companion. ‘It is my alternating-current motor I am talking about. I have solved the problem. Can’t you see it right here in front of me, running almost as silently? It is the rotating magnetic field that does it. See how the magnetic field rotates and drags the armature around with it? Isn’t it beautiful? Isn’t it sublime? Isn’t it simple? I have solved the problem. Now I can die happy. But I must live, I must return to work and build the motor so I can give it to the world. No more will men be slaves to hard tasks. My motor will set them free, it will do the work of the world.’

“Szigeti now understood. Tesla had previously told him about his attempt to solve the problem of an alternating-current motor, and he grasped the full meaning of the scientist’s words. Tesla had never told him, however, about his ability to visualize objects which he conceived in his mind, so it was necessary to explain the vision he saw, and that the solution had come to him suddenly while they were admiring the sunset.”

Undoubtedly Tesla was very unusual. He possessed a special gift that enabled him to accomplish more in the field of mechanical invention than he would have been able to accomplish without it.

Other inventors have had to a greater or lesser degree this power of visualization — to see in the mind’s eye, or on the wall of the bedroom, or upon an imaginary blackboard, a complete diagram or image of a layout or machine. But while this ability may be in some way connected with inventive ability, it is not essential. As a matter of recorded fact, visualization aided Tesla to work out the details, rather than to make the invention. It cannot be said that the power to invent is simply the power to visualize.

The quality that Tesla’s inventiveness shared with that of other inventors was the quality of instantaneousness. While thinking of something else, while walking, dreaming, listening to a lecture or a sermon, suddenly the invention is there. There is no effort.

 

25 May 2017 A New Design

Hello to you – it’s 1:41 pm as I write.  The pictures that I have to share with you will hopefully make sense in the sequence of the previous posts.  What has come to me is the only way through this design is through energy of creation…..creativity….originality….free-form thinking and subsequent design and manifestation.  What I made this afternoon I did with materials I already had – the only thing new was how I perceived what was before me, input from Kyle for how to start it and then just going with the flow.  We can’t change the past.  We can only live in the moment we are in and imagine the future while we are in the present.

30 March 2017 Being mindful of the energy preceding our words and deeds, Dog Walking tips (Cesar Millan) and capturing beauty of dusk (drawings, photos)

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
Rumi

Good morning to you.  I hope this finds you doing well as you visit here at whatever time and place you are.  Today’s post is mostly pictures and some helpful advice from someone who Kyle and I discovered many years ago that helped us so much with understanding and interacting with our dogs and cats, Cesar Millan.  He is also known as the Dog Whisperer.  It was Cesar that helped me translate my understanding of how energy works between humans to my interactions with animals.

Everything and everyone is energy!

It isn’t what we say, it’s how we say it.  It isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it – the energy signal behind our words and actions are the first thing people and all forms of life consciously or subconsciously perceive when interacting with us.  Understanding someone’s words and actions is like the aftershock I want to say.  I use the word aftershock because what I’m describing is kind of like when Kyle and I experienced the 4.0 earthquake that happened in our town a couple of years ago now.  The first thing we experienced wasn’t the understanding we were experiencing an earthquake.  The first thing we perceived was the energy of the shaking and sounds the earthquake made.  It was after we felt that energy we were able to collect ourselves enough to comprehend what had just happened…..that we had been through an earthquake.

Our energy precedes us into everything we do and sometimes that’s why people and other living creatures will actively avoid us.  If you wake up on the wrong side of bed and go into your workplace with a negative attitude, that negative energy will precede your even stepping into the office!  Dogs, cats…pretty much any life form that isn’t human lol already knows about this.  They will avoid people with toxic energy even before a human being will.  It’s like they can see into our souls almost!  The natural world operates more in energy fields than the human “thinking” and “feeling” world.  So much more simple!  I think that’s why I often prefer the company of nature over other human beings.

Anyhew – here are a few helpful tips from Cesar that might help and encourage you with walking your dog….starting to walk your dog.

https://www.cesarsway.com/dog-training/walking/6-tips-for-mastering-the-dog-walk

Source Internet – he’s going on a world tour this year btw!

6 tips for mastering the dog walk

27 March 2017 – leaving your dog in a fenced in yard can be like a prison. Walking your dog is good for both you and your dog!

By Cesar Millan

Here are six dog training tips on how to walk your dog and master the dog walk. When I’m out with my dog pack, I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes even off-leash if I’m in a safe area. People are amazed by this, but it’s simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader. This is why dogs follow me wherever I go.

  1. Walk in front of your dog.

Walking in front of your dog allows you to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if your dog controls you on the walk, he’s the pack leader. You should be the first one out the door and the first one in. Your dog should be beside or behind you during the walk.

  1. Use a short dog leash.

This allows you to have more control. Attaching the leash to the very top of the neck can help you more easily communicate, guide, and correct your dog. If you need additional help, consider the Pack Leader Collar. Always keep your dog’s safety in mind when giving corrections.

  1. Give yourself enough time for the dog walk.

Dogs, like humans, are diurnal, so taking walks in the morning is ideal. I recommend setting aside thirty minutes to a full hour. The specific needs of each dog differ. Consult your vet and keep an eye on your dog’s behavior to see if his needs are being met.

  1. How to reward your dog during the walk.

After your dog has maintained the proper state of mind, reward him by allowing him to relieve himself and sniff around. Then you need to decide when reward time is over. It should always be less than the time spent focused on the walk.

  1. Keep leading, even after the walk.

When you get home, don’t stop leading. Have your dog wait patiently while you put away his leash or take off your shoes.

  1. Reward your dog after the walk.

By providing a meal after the walk, you have allowed your dog to “work” for food and water.  And don’t forget to set a good example by always picking up after your dog!

Hope you enjoy the pictures and that something “resonated” with you here today.  Much love to you from our house through the wires and on the winds that sustain us all!