Observing grief comes in waves

Why does grief wash over us like waves?

Our body is supposedly 70% or more water or fluids, right? And we know the Energy of the moon pulls and pushes the oceans of the world into waves. Thus, is it any wonder how Energy ebbs and flows within us?

As a highly sensitive person (HSP) and empath, I know that , “Energy in motion = Emotions” and that my “work” (if there is any), is to simply Allow the Energy to flow through, so it doesn’t get “stuck.”

Seemingly, Energetic experiences can cause a sort of stickiness (that energy healers can feel when they move their hands near a body).

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If I desire to be well and live in peace, and I do, then I must master the Art of Allowing.

To heal wounds, past traumas, and triggers, I must observe when they occur (or when past ones rise up for clearing and healing), acknowledge them. Share or journal. Or do whatever I can to make peace with the emotion and let it go.

Why does anyone or our illusory Egos, hold on to hurt, anger, sadness, jealousy, or bitterness?

We can choose to, “Be Here Now.”

We can choose to feel the pain of an experience, pull out whatever we can learn from it, seek the silver lining, forgive ourselves or others, and let it go. Yes, we can.

Disturbances cause imbalance.

Humans tend to fight (from their state of struggle) because each wants to live an independent life and another seeks to Control them. Thus, like a butterfly in a cocoon, we fight to free ourselves.

When we choose to be consciously aware, we can ride the waves into the shore.

Energy moves. Let it flow. And like a surfer, enjoy (IN Joy) the ride. Feel. Cry. Release. Smile.

We Are All Connected. OM

Many blessings to you in ALL ways.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister” Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀〰️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

 

We can’t legislate morality!

Legislation or laws are simply the guardrails to attempt to CONTROL peoples actions. Period.

Intention and actions stem from a persons morality, from their heart and beliefs. Better to curb the things that influence those choices, like putting less violence in movies, TV, games, etc and horror and torture, etc.

REMEMBER: Cain killed Abel with a rock!!! 

I had riflery and archery classes in (gasp!) HIGH SCHOOL!!! And yes, we shot REAL rifles and aimed REAL arrows at targets! No one went on a rampage and killed other kids. Can you imagine having such classes in schools NOW??? I can’t either. Why?

When I was in high school, children were taught right from wrong and we had RESPECT for others, even when we disagreed. We fought on the playground, sure. Bullying occurred–I was bullied, even before kindergarten! But parents actually parented and most of us didn’t want to get sent to the school principal who would PADDLE US! Now, I don’t believe as much in the corporeal punishment or guiding children using fear, but I do believe in encouraging children to RESPECT their parents, and follow their loving HEART. So, let’s start there. Let’s start by teaching Meditation in schools, and respect for things that can kill us, like medications/drugs, cars/motorcycles, and weapons.

Why do we argue when what matters is that we simply… BE Jesus. Sheila Murrey

I do all I do, blog, write books, and all of that to empower people to change their HEARTS! Let’s BE more loving. Let’s BE more respectful. Let’s BE more sane. Let’s help others make changes that will allow their hearts to guide them so violence is not the end result. I want us all to vibrate at a higher level to argue and disagree LESS and be able to live in Peace.

Do I believe we can, YES! Will we? I’m not sure. I have hope! Yet, in the meantime, I prepare. Do I have all the answers, no.

One of my friends posted something on Facebook the other day that shook me. She was highlighting the need for MORE gun control and more rules, and more, blah blah blah… and I didn’t say anything or comment, but that’s opposite where my gut feeling goes on this issue. And perhaps she forgot that a past University president (where we both worked at the time) QUIT his job for the University to go to work for a gun manufacturer!!!

Guns in the right hands, trained and skilled hands, for example SAVE LIVES! I’d rather be on a ranch with Ted Nugent at the end times than sitting alone in a cave meditating, though don’t get me wrong, I reach for ENLIGHTENMENT and I love caves, but when the army of insane maniacs are coming over the hills to ravage and plunder, I want someone who can help me protect myself and my family right there beside me! And I’m okay if you think I’m wrong, or if you disagree. As my first and highest thoughts are of FREEDOM and CHOICE. (and by the way, fighting for FREEDOM has been the driving force behind ALL of our USA military since the beginning.)

If someone entered my home with willful intent to harm myself or my husband, yes, we have a gun, and I know how to use it. Do we need a semi-automatic gun? No, but I might be able to scare off and fend off a would be attacker if we did. Thus, I am not against those. Besides, the criminals have them. That cat has already been let out of the bag, so to speak.

Does it come down to whether you want a slow dying process or fast one? I don’t know. And how are we “programming” people?

I pray as if it’s ALL up to Omniscience–God’s timing and act as if it’s ALL up to ME (in particular for myself and those close to me, as I know I cannot and don’t want to CONTROL the world). If I am to “go out” that way (quickly with a gun), then I am ready for the Grand Beyond. Do I hope others are not “taken out” that way, yes. But I also don’t want to see others suffer and go to the Grand Beyond by the “slow death” of chronic illness either. And that’s why I do what I do.

My dad took me hunting with him when I was growing up, and we ate squirrel and venison, rabbit, and so forth. But gradually over the years, my dad gained more compassion for the animals and quit hunting, but that desire, not to hunt anymore, came out of his HEART. He grew his heart over the course of his life to BE more loving.

And as an aside here, I’d like to say that when the powers that be take pharmaceutical ads off TV, I might reconsider my stance on guns, but for now, all I can do is raise awareness that EVIL lies in humans’ hearts, and it’s impossible to legislate morality.

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A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”🌀Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer.❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🙏🔥☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

Time wasted on turning locks and opening cabinet doors

Ah, the years of our lives we waste turning keys in locks and opening (and closing) cabinet doors! Okay, the cabinet doors are a pet peeve of mine.

Have you ever given this any thought?

Locks and keys

We have locks and keys to protect things or ourselves. But what is Protection?

We must keep others from robbing us. Or we must keep someone from taking something from us.

Sit with the word, Protection.

That’s all about Boundaries. Control. Ownership.

Next time you waste a second of your life turning a key in a lock, getting a key out of a pocket or finding a lost key, think about this. Is not EVERYTHING, God’s?

Cabinet doors

Why do we need cabinet doors?

What are we hiding?

Do cabinet doors hide our mess?

I abhor these kinds of doors! They take time to clean, restore, paint, etc. And I want all the time back that I have wasted opening and closing them!

When we adopt mindful ways of living, we notice what is no longer needed. And to me, we no longer need cabinet doors!

Cabinet doors only exist because some cabinet maker wanted to be able to charge more money for his cabinets! Ha! Who needs them?

What the hell do cabinet doors protect?

Dust, mice, or insects still find their way into cabinets anyway, even with cabinet doors on them, so really, I think they are unnecessary.

Years ago, I changed my mind about the need to have cabinets at all! Ha!

In fact, in the second house we bought, we took down all the upper cabinets (in the kitchen) and replaced them with open wire, chrome shelves! It was sooo much easier to clean, and to put dishes away, and looked great!

Years later, we removed ALL the wood cabinet doors in our RV too! (We put them back on to sell it, but I always preferred to SEE what we stored in the cabinets and save ourselves the time and effort of opening and closing them.

What do you think?

Before with cabinet doors open:

Bedroom cabinet doors on but open

Before with cabinet doors closed:

Bedroom cabinet doors on and closed

After we removed the cabinet doors:

Bedroom cabinet doors removed

Living room and kitchen:

Kitchen and Living room with cabinet doors on but closed

I loved how this looked without cabinet doors, when we lived in it and I had all of my stoneware, crystal glasses, and food stuff arranged “just so.” (I’m still looking for those pictures and will post at some point. But thanks to my son taking these photos, I now have some to share!)

RV kitchen without cabinet doors (easier and cleaner to maintain)

RV kitchen and living room without cabinet doors

RV living room without cabinet doors (except we loved the leaded glass doors and left them on)

We leaded glass doors on the side cabinets above the TV were a factor in us buying this particular RV back in 2010. My mom had leaded glass doors on her custom wood cabinets in our home in West Virginia (WV) years ago, so they attracted me to this unit.

I have 5,000 pictures to go through on my laptop but soon, I believe I’ll find some pictures of what this looked like when I had my crystal glasses, Fenton, and so forth in these upper cabinets. Stay tuned! (Wink!)

Future humans take note: 5 critical things to watch

The Holy Bible says “Fear not” or some equivalent of that idea between 300-365 times, depending on the translation. And as well, “I am with you.” So, I give you this, not out of fear, but out of acknowledgment that I consider us ALL brothers and sisters. And I desire that you rise above the “programming” should you so choose, study and research the following. For there are those in power who attempt to control us, and I want you to take note of some important indicators to watch and increase your awareness, and perhaps even, prepare.

Fear Not.
Fear Not.

It may be a good time to know a “prepper.” I know you’ve made fun of your prepper friends before, but even if you don’t want to prep, it may be wise and it may ease any fear you already have, to make a plan.

We all know knowledge brings Power and great power comes great responsibility. The 1% know a lot they’re not going to share. I’m not in the 1%, but I read a lot, watch movies, and analyze.

Thus, here are the 5 things I think are of great importance for you to watch for (stay Aware of) in the coming weeks, months, and years–if it all lasts that long, not to be all doom and gloom, but it all hinges on Movement/Staying Put and Money/Resources.

  • You can’t control the prices of commodities or their availability: water, gas/fuel, perishables, and it should go without saying but I’ll add it anyway for those so “programmed,” paper products such as toilet paper. Rising fuel costs may hamper travel and shipment of goods.
  • You can’t work at certain companies (yes, already) without having the certain vaccine (I’m sure I don’t have to name them). Look at the job listings, many companies say you must comply with their vaccine policy. Keep watch on what social programs (aka food stamps, social security checks, and more) get tied to a vaccine policy. This may limit your income.
  • Watch what’s going on with Money. Do you notice what the large financial institutions and insurance companies are doing? Will they cover (pay or reimburse you) for your loved ones funeral expenses? Will your family receive your life insurance if you die of something they deem you could have prevented by taking a vaccine? What’s the deal with crypto currencies? Why is the US dollar losing its value? (Internet search “US dollar losing value”, “Central banks”, and Forex). You can’t borrow money on credit, buy a house, or even get a bank account without a good credit score and that’s been a topic (who controls the major credit bureaus) that I’ve been talking about with friends and family for YEARS. Watch what the credit bureaus are doing.
  • You can’t do whatever you want on your own land. We all know about imminent domain, property taxes, Home Owner Association and deed restrictions, and city/county ordinances. Just because you buy something, doesn’t mean you actually “own” it and can do whatever you like. You can’t just dig anywhere to bury a 55 gallon drum or bury a body. Even if you don’t add public utilities to your land, you must pay taxes and adhere to various ordinances.
  • In regard to Movement, (and circling back to fuel prices) one is now becoming very limited on where they can go. What countries are allowing you in or out? Where can you enter without some kind of documentation? Some friends have told us they couldn’t enter a restaurant in a city without showing some sort of medical “proof.” Another friend can’t sell their house because they can’t buy another with skyrocketing housing prices (in Florida USA). I say, stay put in the home you’ve been paying for all these years and never got to spend as much time in, as you were always leaving it to “go to work.” But some feel they need to travel. Then the question becomes, what price will you pay to travel, even up to and including sacrificing yourSelf to an injection? I said not to the Zika virus vaccine when I had the opportunity to hike through the jungle in Mexico a few years back to see a particular ruin that was important to me. Everyone has to draw the line somewhere for themselves.

Obviously, if you’ve reached my blog site, you know above all else I teach (and preach) personal responsibility and choice. So, if you are able (not hospitalized or otherwise institutionalized) you have the supreme choice over what is and is NOT injected into your body. I didn’t add injections to the list because of all the debate that exists on that topic. But it stands to reason that the only real control you have over anything is what you allow to be put into your body.

You are the only one who can control how you feel, and when you take back that power, then you become FREE! --Nathan Crane
You are the only one who can control how you feel, and when you take back that power, then you become FREE! –Nathan Crane

I know it can seem fairly bleak. I didn’t intend to go too far down the rabbit hole. But I wanted to put something out to offer the flip side of all the programming that’s been going on. I’m just one educated person who pays attention. And if I can see through the narrative, maybe you can too.

Good luck. (And that’s when preparation meets opportunity, you know that, right?)

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

Dumbing down – why we don’t watch TV

Dumbing down or why we don’t watch TV

My husband and I turned off the television and cut the cable about 2 years ago. Why? There were many reasons that still hold true today, as I will elaborate:

  • CHANNEL
  • PROGRAMS
  • PROGRAMMING
  • BIG BUSINESS

A child of the 60s

Being a child of the 60s, I used to sit on the floor (or lay down), and watch television (TV) for many hours. Hours on end. And when I wanted to watch a different show, I had to physically get up to change the CHANNEL. (Gasp! I know, right?)

Ah, yes. All those shows, or rather PROGRAMS. They were funny, sad, dramatic, or fascinating. They were full of words and actions all specifically geared to grab and hold my attention via a CHANNEL and PROGRAM me! And boy, did they keep me focused. They put me into such a trance like state that my mother often had a hard time getting my attention!

The dawn of reality

Many years later, it dawned on me. They call it television PROGRAMMING for a reason. And I had been hoodwinked to think they had just been entertaining me. But, the entertainment industry is a business. BIG BUSINESS.

Fast forward some 40 years. My husband began watching my favorite soap opera with me. After a few weeks, he said, “They just keep bringing these characters back from the dead, don’t they?” And then something clicked in me. It’s all the same story—repeating all the time! I began to spot the patterns. And in every show on mainstream TV, we could surmise the storyline and tell what the plot would be, before it even happened!

We quit watching

Eventually, after being lulled to sleep enough times, or annoyed by lazy screenwriters, we quit watching any mainstream TV and switched entirely to the pay CHANNELS! The writers for the shows on HBO, Showtime, and such were so much sharper! But even with that, we would find ourselves bored in one or two seasons of most series, and watch movies instead.

More importantly, we could see certain agendas being pushed. Common narratives. Plus, we were always being “sold” something. The advertising was getting so ridiculous! And we wondered if we were the only ones awakening to the games show BUSINESS was playing.

What was happening to the masses of people watching?

Dumbing down

First, let’s start with those monotonous soap operas. We know they were originally developed to sell the stay-at-home moms, soap. Yes, literally.

Then, there were episodic shows that prompted the whole consumer mentality to “keep up with the Joneses”—whomever the Joneses were! And who would care? Apparently, a whole lot of folks. And the beast of advertising every product or service from A to Z began to run rampant.

People tend to literally zone out in front of the TV and in that mental state, whatever they see and hear gets absorbed into their mind—and into every cell of their body!

We lose track of time when we watch TV. And many of the shows seem to push dogmas or agendas. And when one disagrees with those threads of dogma, that can cause anxious feelings or ANXIETY! I want to feel FREE and at peace.

Historically speaking, when the television remote came onto the scene, people as a society began to mute the commercials. Why? And when we got a video recording device, for me at least (it was an $800 VCR from a rental place), we could fast forward through all the commercials! I loved that, but didn’t think about why. I was just happy that I could watch my daytime soaps at night after I got home from work! Oh, those were the days!

But, I digress.

Story lines and plots

It seemed every family show was full of chaos and challenges. Everyone was always buying something new. Or one of the characters had some lingering issue. The dumber or more silly the story, the funnier we thought it was, until it wasn’t. Every good family value seemed to be shaken.

I yearned for smart stories and plots. Intelligent writing that would intrigue me. I wanted more love and no fear—because I’d learned that every choice came from clear discernment.

Open and expand with less fear

Truth in advertising?

We have been overly stimulated by the commercials. Big business runs it all anyway. I mean, who else can afford a TV commercial?When alcohol and tobacco ads were banned, the pharmaceutical and insurance industries jumped in to fill the void. Oh, brother!

Those big pharma commercials began to bother me so much, I would get mad! And that’s when I began to awaken. I began to question what the hell was going on. The list of side effects include DEATH!

It all matters

I’ve been a holistic health researcher and proponent of alternative health methods since 2005, but actually my interest in natural health began much earlier (when I was 6 years old). I explain this all in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life! (Hint: my mom and her parents believed and used spiritual healing ways, and chiropractic.)

When I questioned myself and why it took me 20 years to quit watching my favorite soap opera I realized it all boiled down to consumerism. And I had been programmed since I was a toddler!

Thankfully, I’ve emerged from the PROGRAMMING! And it’s a good thing too, because we are too busy to watch TV now.

What do we do instead?

  • I work a day job (see my holistic resume)
  • Working our new business, Murrey Makers—multimedia advertising that combines my intuitive word coaching and writing skills, along with my sharp eye for details that most people miss, with my husband’s award-winning graphic/illustration talent and songwriting, to draw in dream clients
  • Chat with those interested in our new business to see how we can help them
  • Video conferencing with our 8 year old granddaughter (and 3 year old twins when she shares her time with them… haha!)
  • Researching health issues such as COVID-19
  • Building new friendships online
  • Reading
  • Walking / Exercising (mostly at home)
  • Speaking/emcee – The Awakening Wellness Festival
  • Moving
  • Learning new skills and applications for running our new business by working with a high ticket business coach
  • Singing / rehearsing some of my husband’s 400+ original songs and marketing them online
  • Sifting for people to share with about our non-toxic health supplement (see my previous articles)
  • Writing (I have written 3 books, and have a 4th in progress—and I jot down my visions)
  • Blogging on my two sites and updating articles when links change
  • Contributing blog articles to The Wellness Universe
  • Creating new designs with my sayings on them for: t-shirts, mugs, cell phone covers, stickers, shopping bags, tapestries, and more
  • Going “Live” on Facebook and managing groups and pages there
  • Making “Off Grid” videos at the new place
  • Socializing with friends before we moved Feb 29th and after, meeting new neighbors
  • Putting in solar – adjusting to the new lifestyle
  • Putting in a garden
  • Adhering to all the rules around COVID-19, grocery shopping and washing every can, bottle, jar, and such since my husband is 65+ and can’t leave the house

Whew! Until I wrote this, I hadn’t realized why I was so tired! (And why I had been feeling down for a week or so and missed a business retreat).

Yes, I still must take care to actually DO my own self care!

Why all PROGRAMMING bothers me?

We’re smart. Too intelligent to be sold to or duped for long. We’re Awakening. Stubborn and independent. And we’re critical thinkers. Yep. That’s why.

Why big pharma ads bother me?

No one knows your body (and mind) as well as YOU! And this is where (and why) I get all spiritual, because everything is Connected.

We can be our own shaman, guru, preacher, healer, and priest.

We love heart energy and work on renewing our minds everyday. We are fully capable of reaching, listening to, and communing with Spirit everyday.

Spirit created the body and renews the mind, if we but open ourselves to receive.

Jesus, the Christ came to show us the Whole way to live. With God (Omniscience). And that each of us have all that we need. We don’t need a church—sure it is nice to fellowship there, share, show compassion, or enjoy some time, but the point is that we don’t NEED it. Empower yourself with self study. Or simply commune with God as a little child.

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Things I’ve Never Understood

Even at my ripe age of fifty, there’s still things in life (or at least in our culture and society) I don’t understand. I’ve started a list of those things. Because the mind likes to observe and catalog things. And because people like to explain things. It makes us comfortable when we can explain stuff.

  1. Insurance – Why do states (like Florida) have laws requiring people to buy auto insurance and insurance agencies encourage you also to pay for coverage that covers “uninsured motorists”? If it’s the law, then why doesn’t the state (Florida in my example) cover the uninsured? Or at least force the uninsured to pay for all accidents that are their fault? Which brings me to #2…
  2. No Fault Accidents – There’s no such thing. Someone is always at fault. I understand that it takes two to tango so to speak, or multiple people at fault but no one at fault? I’m not buying that logic unless you’re driving down the road and a tree falls over on your car.
  3. Late Fees – It seems this archaic situation penalizes the very people who CAN’T afford to pay. If the person had the money, they’d have paid the bill when it was due, duh!
  4. Credit Bureau’s – Okay, anyone who knows me, knows I’ve yammered about this subject for years. Credit bureau’s should be illegal and outlawed. Period. They are a private entity amassing too great of control over private individuals lives. They affect how much interest you to pay to a financial institution, whether you can rent certain apartments or homes, whether you can buy a home, and often as well (which really annoys me) influence a company’s decision whether to hire you or not. I say, if they want to remain in business fine, but each citizen should have control over what is released in the file. Oh I know you can “fight” errors on your reports but why is the burden of that fight on the individual? If you become a victim of identity theft you’ll find out real fast just how much power these behemoths wield over you.
  5. Science – People have said to me various times, “I’ll believe this or that when science proves it”. Well my friend you’ll be waiting a l-o-n-g time! Science is by definition, the observation and cataloging of particular things. And science evolves. It’s always changing. Scientists haven’t figured out all of the chemical make up of an apple, can’t tell you exactly how your brain works (granted daily they make great strides), nor can they define or better yet, agree, on how the universe works. Theories, all they have are observations, quantifications, and THEORIES.
  6. Schools of Thought – Adding to why I don’t understand #5, I learned a long time ago there are various “schools of thought” on every subject. So, why would you want to limit your thought to what science (someone else) has to say about your world, your body, or your mind? I say, find your true self, align with it, and be happy. There’s a different school of thought about what you should eat, “science” can prove or disprove it seems, just about every theory. I say check out who funds their studies.
  7. Free Speech – It seems we’ve lost our entitlement and right in this country to FREE SPEECH. Please stand up for free speech (whether you agree with what is being said or not). Seems like that should be a no-brainer but for lots of reasons people seem to want to control what people say. This came to a head for me when folks with a baby in a bar complained about us (two middle-aged educated folks sitting at the bar – the family was behind us at a table) saying a certain word a couple times that they disagreed with. First, we were in a bar, and second, who gives them the right? My husband and I were having a casual enlightened but FUN discourse going on between us, not being loud or brassy, and just happened to use this “word”. If those folks didn’t want their baby, and I do mean this was an infant, not to hear that word, they’d best move along. The bartender told us if we used that “word” any more we’d have to leave because we were in a “family bar”. What?!?! Kids are going to hear that word in a bar, a grocery store, Wal-mart, movie theater, walking in the mall, or coming from a car next to them in traffic. Get over it. Really?
  8. Source – In programming it all depends on who owns, controls, or has access to the source code. You can’t do anything very complex to the program without access to the source code. So, why let someone else, me or a doctor, tell you what’s wrong with your body (your source code). I don’t care how many degrees the person has, or how many years they went to school. They had to practice on someone (lets hope not on you)! No one knows you and your body, like YOU do. I’ve heard people say, “listen to your body” – and I’d believe that to be a good rule of thumb, except – there are exceptions. Sometimes our bodies are controlled by other forces. For example, if you have an addiction to something – that substance has set off certain cell receptors in the body to make you “think” you want whatever it is you’re addicted to, nicotine, sugar, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, all come to mind as examples. I once had a doctor tell someone in my presence that he couldn’t be physically addicted to marijuana – only mentally. Later it was determined (evolving science) that one CAN be physically addicted to the THC component in marijuana.

So I guess, it really doesn’t matter what you know, what you study, or what you do – who believes you anyway? There’s a phrase I’ve heard recently that seems to fit here. Familiarity breeds contempt. It’s why Jesus Christ had a problem getting those whom he had grown up with to follow him and why he had to travel to recruit the twelve disciples. Another thought comes to mind… isn’t it absolutely amazing what twelve people can accomplish – like start Christianity – when they all are of like-mind?

In this day and age of viral marketing, I’d like to see more great ideas “take off.” I’d like it if we could shed some of the things that hinder us. Wouldn’t it be nice?

For me, I’m trying not to take myself so seriously – no one else does.