Weathering the Storm

I’ve resisted commenting prior on the disastrous situation in Ukraine because to do so would simply be to add one more useless opinion to airwaves overloaded with them, and would be as hopelessly ineffective as all the rest.

But I do also recognize that there is something far greater happening here besides the obvious cruelty and existential aggression that the Ukrainians now face daily—this snapshot in history is a sort of ‘pull-back-the-curtain moment’ to reveal who/what are pulling the levers and pushing the buttons during this chaotic time—the erratic Wizard of Oz is being completely exposed.  And while it seems like an obvious revelation that in a kleptocracy one guy rules everyone else’s wealth and even their lives—meaning that one person determines whether the rest of the country’s people either lives or dies; because to him, all others are expendable to his megalomaniacal vision.

But what is happening right now is far more than about one man’s delusional aggrandizement, it is an actual energetic shift in the world as we know it.  And knowing what is actually happening in the world’s energies may help you ‘weather the storm’ better than not understanding how this BIG energy shift may be ultimately for the better, even though it sure doesn’t feel like it right now.

So I’m putting a few quotes and the link to Lee Harris’s take on the March 2022 energies here for anyone interested, because THIS overwhelmingly disruptive energy-shift is what I was feeling a couple weeks ago before Mr. Bad Guy amped up his homicidal aggression with a flagrant land-grab.  Lee describes the current overall energy chaos very well here.  You can see his entire 35 minute update at:


“March 2022 Energy Update:
Hello, I’m Lee. Welcome to the Energy Update for March 2022. Every month, I take the pulse on what’s showing up psychologically, emotionally, energetically, and what will be affecting us. …

…for this month, we are looking at the themes that we have for March. And last month in February, one of the big themes was ‘power’ and how power is going to be a huge focus in this year to come. Last year, that energy really started to brew, but in 2022, power is a big, big theme on the planet. February started to see this move in – you may still be going through shifting power dynamics in yourself, power dynamics in relationships, or your relationship to power in the world at large. So, that theme carries over into March.

But our first major theme for March is, The Fire and Change Energy of These Times. It is an energetic storm right now on the planet. And I know in some ways that may sound like a very obvious thing for me to say. But the reason I’m told to remind all of us (myself included), is that it will help you on those days where, if you are a sensitive, if you are somebody who is feeling all of the shifts going on or feeling bombarded by what’s going on in your life, just remember that it is an energetic storm.

And that doesn’t mean everyone has the same belief about things and it doesn’t mean everyone has the same life circumstances, but it does mean everyone is feeling it; everyone is caught in it in one way or another. So, whether they are conscious or unconscious about the way they are behaving in the world, you will be feeling the effects of the energetic storm.
So it’s really important to find your center, your sense of peace and your purpose. And I know on certain days, if you’re very busy or if you’ve got a lot of responsibility, that can seem hard to do, but it’s going to be key to navigating these times. Making sure that you have a certain level of support in place, things keep you afloat – whether they are practices that you do by yourself, or whether it’s having important people in your life that you stay connected to – to help you weather this time of storm.

Because the storm isn’t going away in a hurry. This is a very long arc that we’re in, a transitionary phase. And that doesn’t mean it will look the same every month, but it is important to remember what we’re being subjected to. And so, it can have many highs. It can give you many breakthroughs, many epiphanies, and all of that’s great, but there is also this undercurrent of the fact that these are very stormy times on Earth.

So, don’t be surprised if that is affecting your mood, your thought process, your sense of stability. And work a little harder to realign yourself with those things, even if it’s taking 10 minutes out of  your day, two or three times, to just unplug from everything and everyone, sit quietly, let yourself catch up with how you feel. There will be different methods that you will use, but to remain mindful of the fact that it is an energetic storm on the planet. That’s not something you are imagining. That’s not something that just you are going through. Everyone is going through that.

And it’s stirring people up in very different ways. This can also make us nervous, and the speed of change right now on the planet is amplified.
One of the things my guides, The Z’s, have always said is that as humans, we crave and fear change in equal measure. Makes those of us who are into self-growth and personal development – interesting choice that we have there! But they say that we’re often craving certain changes in our life, yet our programming makes us fear the uncertainty of what change will bring. At the moment, we’re in a very big change cycle on the planet. And one that is very unknown, contentious, has a certain energetic war about it, depending on where you look and what you see going on.

We’ve certainly seen a ton of division and separation and fear energy being thrown around. So, just be kind to yourself as much as you can, and be kind to others, unless (of course), they’re being highly abusive. Then you might want to step away and not necessarily be around how the storm is affecting them if the way it’s affecting them is having a negative, knock-on effect on you. So, the positive of a time like this is it asks all of us to understand our needs a bit more and to figure out, what is it that keeps us afloat? What is it that keeps us in a personal sense of (somewhat) balance as much of the time as is possible?

That’s why many, in the last couple of years, have really started to learn about themselves in a different way. There is a positive side to this too. But as we come into March that was the first message I was given and asked to deliver: that we are in an energetic storm. We’re all going through it. So, find your shelter from the storm in practices, people, places, and preserving and protecting time for yourself, even if it’s just a few short periods of time a day where you get to do something that makes you feel calmer, makes you feel a little more reset. It will enable you to show up in the world for the rest of the world if you’re making sure you tend to that. …”


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“I’m Fine”

Saw this T-shirt ad and laughed, remembering a time well over a decade ago when I was saying the same thing to anyone who asked: “Yeah, no,… I’m fine.”

“Yeah, no…” just by itself, said it all.  Inner conflict reigned supreme in me, and I was really struggling at the time.

My guess is I probably looked a bit like that frazzled cat on the shirt which drew all the “How are you’s?” from whomever I was near.  Not sleeping can do that to you.

Sometimes when we say, “I’m fine,” it’s far easier than trying to explain to anyone including yourself, how you really feel, or even attempting to deduce WHY you do feel that way.

Of course back then I wasn’t fine.  Not even close. But I knew I had to be FINE, so that’s what I was to anyone who asked. Anything else required unwelcomed friend-advice and well-meaning, but unappreciated, further questioning.

Being “FINE” was the only option I could let myself be at the time, so I can easily understand others who may currently shrug-off concerned parents, friends, and even healthcare professionals on how they are truly functioning in the world around us, because sometimes we aren’t FINE, but we don’t know what to do about it other than keep struggling through the miasma of our life.  

IF by chance you are presently feeling like the shirt depicts, don’t be like stubborn/independent me.  Get some help—and I mean serious help, like a licensed therapist.  Sometimes being able to express to an uninvolved person the worries that you hide in the deepest recesses of your mind can lighten the mental/emotional load that you are actually carrying.

Concerned friends may mean well, but they just can’t provide the penetrating questions that allow you to go to hidden places in your memories or to pierce your projected anxieties over everything occurring around you, to help you better understand WHY your head goes where you most don’t want it to go—especially at night.

I mean seriously, “It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything is fine,” doesn’t accurately describe this world that we all know so well:

  • Nothing is really “FINE.”   It simply IS—because it exists within all of its complexity and interconnectedness.
  • The world itself that we live in IS as it is, despite what we wish that world might be to us and to everyone in it.
  • Our partners are who and what they are, for better or worse, rather than who and what we often WISH that they were.
  • Our bosses are also imperfect people in their own right with their own particular weaknesses and occasional self-focused obnoxiousness that they inflict on others near them.
  • Many random people around us are sometimes rude and crude to others, and may have no respect for us or for our efforts. They often seem too wrapped up in themselves and their own concerns.
  • And despite what we may wish to believe, bad things DO happen to good people for reasons that none of us can even fathom; which only proves the point that LIFE is sometimes unfair when you only want it to balance the scales for you just a bit more.

BUT…. despite how the world keeps happening as it happens all around us—which is mostly beyond our control—we do still have a choice both in how we wish to view it and in how we respond to it.

So my suggestion to anyone out there who may bear some resemblance to this shirt slogan and frazzled cat graphic is to stop and admit to yourself first that YOU ARE NOT FINE; and then to seek out someone—like a professional therapist—who can help you wade through the current muck that is muddying up your life.  

Seriously now. It really helps to get another opinion on the overall situation from someone not related to you or emotionally invested in you in some way.

Sometimes you simply have to do what’s right for YOU, before you can attempt to help others.

And it’s okay NOT to be FINE once in awhile.

Abandoning Our Views

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“For things to reveal themselves to us,

we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”

~ Thích Nhat Hanh

The “In-between”

I was writing in my journal this morning and mentioned something about sitting here in my recliner just “contemplating the mysteries of BIRTH/DEATH and whatever lies in-between” when I thought, yes, that “In-between” is exactly what makes the BIRTH/DEATH cycle a purposeful and cohesive closed-loop system. It gives meaning to why we are here doing whatever it is that we are doing with our lives.

The “In-between” is the key location/concept/context to all of our earthly questions. (Seriously, it is.)

And of course this is not a new thought for me because I have actually conducted hypnosis sessions to help a client explore his/her Past-lives, as well as to journey to ‘Spirit World’ after their earth-based deaths to get pertinent information from the client’s Higher Self, as well as a client’s spirit guides and Great Spirit Teachers on what made that particular LIFE so important in progressing the client’s understanding of some personal issue or emotion or empathic connection with others. (It’s all about expanding consciousness and conscious awareness. Everything we do is about that.)

This Spirit World that they hypnotically venture to is actually the “in-between” mentioned above—it is the place that exists between Death and (Re-)Birth where the reason/purpose for existing again in this earth-plane training ground is discussed with the client’s council members, strategized for possible future learning value, and then CHOSEN by the client for reasons best suited to their extended advanced learning of that concept.

Another KEY point to note: We CHOOSE this life (and all of our LIVES) ourselves for reasons that seem perfectly acceptable to us when we are still in Spirit World. But the problem is that we aren’t allowed to retain that specific reasoning when we incarnate as it taints the purity of our new learning experience while we are engaged in it.

In other words, the reason(s) we are now HERE, is because of what we decided THERE in the “in-between,” before we picked our current birth place and our birth-vessel situation (a mother/family) to incarnate into once the whole process was initiated.

(Yeah, see what you are thinking right now is exactly why I don’t write about this much.)

I’m not speculating on this subject. I have conducted many actual “Past-Life and Spirit World Explorations” with clients—it’s what I DO; and while they are all a little bit different in details depending on the person and what it is that they wish to better understand about the complexities of their current life experience, they all are pretty familiar in the process of what happens to them and to the Spirit World location/inhabitant descriptions.

And most importantly I don’t lead a client. I only follow along with them, like a tour guide who walks behind them and merely asks questions as to what the client is seeing, hearing, and experiencing in general so we can record the session for them to take home and to later replay it.

It is a fascinating experience for them and me. And I take my ‘tour-guide job’ very seriously to maintain total integrity with them so they receive the maximum benefit from everything that they discover during the sessions.

I feel fortunate that Spirit World allows me to offer the service to others; and to try to help those who simply read this posting to realize that for whatever reason you determined prior in the “In-between” zone, you CHOSE to be here doing basically whatever you are doing, just so you could log the experience of it in your soul.



No victims allowed here—only willing participants.”


On the Same Wave-Length

Must be something in the air.  All the folks I follow are tuned in to the same thought frequency.

Alberto Villoldo 

“According to Quantum physics, past and future are not separate, location doesn’t exist, the world only comes into existence once observed, and this thing we call reality is one of many, possibly infinite, parallel dimensions.

Stories of shamans journeying between dimensions have been recorded for centuries. When a shaman enters a non-ordinary state of consciousness to retrieve information from the spirit worlds, could it be that he or she is able to glimpse into the many parallel dimensions of existence, theorized by quantum physicists?

One of the most groundbreaking findings in quantum mechanics is that if you split matter into smallest possible pieces (called atoms), particles stop behaving like solid matter. These subatomic particles can then appear either as waves, particles, or a mysterious cloud of ‘potentiality,’ while magically unbound by any particular location. All subatomic particles possess this type of shape-shifting ability.

To make things even more puzzling, when an electron (subatomic particle with a negative electric charge) isn’t being observed, it appears as a wave. The only time it takes a physical form of a particle, is when it is being observed. This theory has been further expanded into views of ‘quantum probability,’ that still eludes many modern day scientists…” -Alberto Villoldo

Beyond Prosaic Reality

 “I believe that within the core of every human being dwells a yearning for the meaning that lies beyond the prosaic reality of everyday life. We reach out for evidence of something beyond the ordinary.”     ~ Denise Linn     

 Earthschool Harmony


Love the image beside these words—the perspective juxtaposition of immediate foreground against the distant horizon implying a well-trod path along the leaf’s midrib toward the astral orb of light.

Who hasn’t taken that imaginary path during some vision? But few might equate a leaf held in their hand as the vehicle for such transportation; and yet on some level of comprehension, it makes perfect metaphoric sense—at least as much sense as any other consideration.  

“…We reach out for evidence of something beyond the ordinary.”      

Perhaps one of our greatest assets and at the same time our biggest weakness, is the ability we have to adapt quickly to ‘sensory input patterns,’ meaning that any phenomenon’s newness wears off quickly to our constantly-assessing analytical mind to the point that we may discard its peripheral significance or even the possibility of its greater importance beyond that which we can immediately discern.

Said more simply: We tend to ignore that which is more familiar to us (if we deem it non-threatening), because with familiarity it has become ‘just another leaf on the side of the road.’ Which unfortunately then makes it “ordinary.”

But is it ordinary?

Is anything that we experience REALLY ordinary, or do we just tend to view most aspects of our lives in that manner?

My opinion leans to the latter: We may deem them ordinary because that’s how we choose to view them. But maybe LIFE is actually a bit more open to one’s personal interpretation.

What’s that applicable William Blake poem?

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour…”


Maybe the importance of that leaf in hand just depends on how you choose to perceive it.

‘Understanding Nothing’ At Last

I did chuckle when I saw this saying above: “To understand nothing takes time,” because I remember thinking as a junior in high school that there couldn’t be ANYTHING new to learn that I already did not know, so what was the point of my senior year?  Ha-ha. (Yes, I actually said that.)

It’s hard to pinpoint the moment when I began to realize how little I actually did know about workings of the world (as opposed to what I thought I knew), but it probably started at the beginning of my SENIOR year when all my previous LIFE assumptions and expectations began to implode in on themselves.

But hey, that’s how we really learn—through shattered expectations and busted delusions. It’s a little hard on the ego, but that’s a natural part of our intellect’s evolution process.

In time you’ll find that LIFE is seldom what you think it should be, and if anyone ever told you that LIFE would be ‘fair’ with you, well, they were definitely pulling your leg. LIFE has nothing to do with fairness—only education.

Long ago I read something (likely in a Castaneda book) that said there are three types of knowledge: 1) that which is KNOWN, 2) that which is UNKNOWN, but knowable, and 3) that which is UNKNOWABLE.

At the time I arrogantly thought “What could possibly be unknowable?”

I mean, how can you even fathom such a thing as ‘unknowable-ness’? How can there be ‘things’—concepts, considerations, possibilities—that we are forever unable to grasp or comprehend or document in some way even as our minds expand and our collective experiential databases increase?

As the years ground on for me, I began to better realize that with each passing day, I learned something that I had not previously known, so I was definitely in the ‘KNOWABLE range.’ But still I could not comprehend what could possibly be UNKNOWABLE to me in time if we constantly accumulated more and more information and experience every hour of every day?

Then a few years back, I began to focus more on how we humans established ‘context’ in our lives.

One of the books I ran across when I was doing research for my Honoring the Hermit—Building A New World  book, was The Production of Reality by Jodi O’Brien and Peter Kollock—it was a social psychology book of essays describing what reality is to some individuals due to their unique perspectives. The most important and unifying factor of tracing those perspectives had to do with establishing and assessing the CONTEXT of how each person’s personal reality was created. Here are a few quotes from the Preface on the books intentions:

(p. 5)  “A person’s reactions to the world depends on how he or she defines the situation. The definition of the situation can differ from moment to moment, depending on what the person is inclined to see. People may appear to be perfectly reasonable in one situation and then appear the opposite in another situation.  Indeed, a great deal of human behavior appears unreasonable and illogical if viewed out of context.

Cultural rules dictate what is ‘real’ and what is ‘not real.’ The trick is to figure out the rules. They are not necessarily based on logic or sensory perception.  This book is about how human beings come to know the rules for determining reality in various situations. These rules enable us to organize and make sense of our experiences.

“When people interact with one another, they do so according to cultural rules. The result of this interaction is a set of meaningful patterns that we think of as ‘society.’ It is important to note that these rules are constructed by human beings and that they are meaningful only within the specific social context. In other words, behavior is contextually meaningful. Taken out of context, many behaviors appear contradictory or silly….

“…This ability, to distinguish between contexts and to behave in accordance with social expectations, is a defining feature of humanness….”

(p. 9)  “According to the theory of symbolic interactionism, ‘truth’ and ‘reality’ are determined by the context in which they are practiced.”


That was a lengthy intro to my next thought but perhaps necessary to consider, because when you try to conceptualize that which is “UNKNOWABLE” you become CONTEXT dependent. And if you are dependent on society’s concept of what constitutes REALITY, then you are limited in your understanding of any broader meaning.

“To understand nothing takes time.”

It takes a lifetime to realize that the human brain has limitations—even our eyes can only recognize electromagnetic lightwaves within the ‘visual lightwave spectrum’ unless we utilize other lower and higher frequency sensing devices to gauge them.

To think that we CAN understand all there is to know about the Universe that we inhabit or what may exist beyond that limited universe or in multi-dimensions beyond that which we inhabit, is as arrogant and delusional as I was in my junior year of high school.

At my current age I now know that I understand absolutely nothing about our human existence or any other possible existences, despite my often thinking that I can catch glimpses of ‘those other existences’ during moments of extreme higher-awareness exploration.  

We are simply too ‘context dependent’ in our current earthly existence; and venturing beyond that earthly awareness throws our every earth-based sensor and comprehension comparability, out of our ‘knowable’ context.

I can guess at a lot of things—I can speculate based on what I’ve seen, done, and intuited; but to say I understand some of the experiences that I’ve had during more unusual states of awareness, would be a lie.

So at last I can declare with all humility, that I ‘understand nothing.’

And leave it at that.

Creating Our Personal Reality

Haven’t mentioned Dr. Joe in awhile, so since today he seems to be touching on the REALITY subject that I’ve been recently exploring, I’ll list him as a good source of theoretical discourse and experiential training in what it takes to shift your thinking, your energy, and then your life to what you truly want it to be.

I can repeat it over and over ad nauseam, but it is still TRUTH: The energy that you hold, is the energy that you attract; or more specifically in sequence: the focus of your thoughts becomes the context through which you view/frame your life, which then becomes your ‘intention’ locus to where you direct your manifesting energies.

Dr. Joe describes it in terms of ‘your personality determines your personal reality.’  (A bit more catchy phrase.)


“If we can’t stop thinking about our problems, our mind and life will merge. The objective world is colored by the perceptions of our subjective mind – and reality continuously conforms.

We become lost in the illusion of the dream.We could call this a rut, but it goes much deeper than that. Along with our actions, our attitudes and feelings also become repetitive. Eventually, as we become enslaved to our environment, we form the habit – of being ourselves.

To change our lives, we must fundamentally change the ways we think, act, and feel. Because how we think, feel, and behave is – in essence – our personality. And our personality creates our personal reality. So to create a new personal reality – a new life – we must create a new personality. We must become someone else.”

Learn more in Dr Joe’s book “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by following this link:


Hmm, …“We must become someone else.”  Sounds a bit like reinventing ourselves in a way; or taken more negatively it might sound like we are playing a dramatic role for a staged effect—which is NOT what this is really about at all. If you want genuine life changes, you must make genuine effort toward that change.

Phrase catchiness and ad bites are okay to draw your attention to the main point, but if you take this too flippantly, you might miss the actual substance of it.

Genuine personal change is indeed possible. And yes, you can change your life for the better once you focus your thoughts and energies into doing it, but first know WHY you are doing so. What aspects of your current life are so untenable that you desire a serious life change? Stop and list them on paper for yourself as concrete evidence that your life needs to change for the better. (Journaling is a great tool for self-discovery.)

Increasing our self-awareness is a life-long effort, and it is probably one of the main reasons that we are currently enrolled in this earth-plane training ground.

But another main reason for being here is to learn how to shift your own energies in the direction that you truly wish to head. You are not at the mercy of FATE here. You can set your own life course once you learn to control your thoughts and control your manifesting energies that define your chosen life path.

In general THAT is what Dr. Joe is offering in his books and participatory courses—he’s showing you HOW to shift your thinking to refocus your energies and redirect the course of your life.

I list him only as a resource to consider because he is a proven ‘change maker.’ And I believe in sharing resources in this blog.

All Creation Is Made of Vibration and Light

The Four Winds Society

“Shamans in the Andes, the Q’ero, read the signs of destiny and foretold the end of time and the dawn of a millennium of light. The prophecies present possibilities of chaos and the promise of the emergence of a new human, homo luminous, at the end of the turmoil. Most importantly, the prophecies speak about a tear in the fabric of time itself that offer an opportunity for us to define ourselves not by who we have been in the past, but who we will become 10,000 years from now. These teachings held that all of creation — the earth, humans, whales, rocks, and even the stars — was made of vibration and light: Nothing perceived as material existed, other than as a dream that humans projected onto the world. To continue learning about the Q’eros, we invite you to tap on the link below and read our latest blog, ‘Shamans of the Andes and Prophecies’.” by Dr. Alberto Villoldo…/shamans-of-the-andes-and…/


And of course today I see an online follow up above from ‘Four Winds’ to what I had tried to extrapolate yesterday on visualizing the frequencies of light waves and sound waves; and how when our collective frequency is raised high enough (doubled) we can shift to a higher octave of existence—a new way of being.

Not surprisingly, the above blog post yesterday from Alberto Villoldo also emphasizes the need for collectively raising our frequencies:

“…We all feel the tremendous upheavals happening on all levels, physical, emotional and energetic, and know we are facing a quantum leap in collective consciousness. Aware that we are consciousness, we know in our very bones that the more of humanity that makes the leap, the better. By taking an evolutionary leap with other conscious, deliberate individuals, critical mass is reached and we are pulled forward all at once into the new world we created….”


In truth we may never know the minute details of how this REALITY is produced or even projected onto some massive, interactive viewing screen, but as our collective consciousness increases, so does our better understanding of HOW and WHY we are ‘doing what we are doing’ daily.

But the BIG questions still remain for speculation only:

  • WHO initiates/manages/manipulates this REALITY that we all participate in?
  • For what purpose is/was this REALITY created?
  • And the true biggie:  What is the ENDGAME here?

Almost feels like some trippy NETFLIX concoction.

The ‘Cymatics-Cuboctahedron’ Conundrum

At day four of my viral cold I’m not the sharpest tack on the corkboard, but when I saw these two images, one after another this morning: the Cymatics individual 8 x 8 sound patterns, and then the Resonance Science postings, something clicked somewhere in my fuzzy head. Understanding this is all about visualizing frequencies—light wave and sound wave frequencies.”

We are trying so hard to get our heads around the underlying purpose and composition/structure of what we call “REALITY,” that the concept of everything existing solely as points within a broad spectrum of ‘frequencies’ is as close as we can currently come to making sense of it all.

This was the Cymatics post today along with the above image on the left:


 “Philosophy is written in that great book whichever is before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written.” ― Galileo

Here the 2-D Cymatics image on the left is visualizing how distinct sound waves form 64 geometric patterns to represent specific frequencies of sound vibration; while the Resonance Science “Cuboctahedron” 3-D image on the right, shows the ‘12 octave semitones in spherical relationship to each other’ describing it as:  

Resonance Science Foundation 

 “The musical system known as the Circle of fifths maps perfectly to what Buckminster Fuller called the ‘vector equilibrium’: the Cuboctahedron. This same geometry is theorized by Nassim Haramein as one that could account for why we measure space itself as nearly infinitely full of energy (in the form of quantum vacuum fluctuations) even though we perceive it to be completely empty: because it is in a perfectly balanced state where all vectors in the geometry are of equal length, twelve around one

Learn more about the connection between resonance (frequency) and spacetime (geometry) …”


Plus a little more background on Octaves and Frequencies:

In music, an octave (Latin: octavus: eighth) or perfect octave (sometimes called the diapason)[2] is the interval between one musical pitch and another with double its frequency. The octave relationship is a natural phenomenon that has been referred to as the “basic miracle of music,” the use of which is “common in most musical systems.”[3] The interval between the first and second harmonics of the harmonic series is an octave.”  (Wiki)


Why do notes an octave apart sound the same?

An octave is the difference in pitch between two notes where one has twice the frequency of the other. Two notes which are an octave apart always sound similar and have the same note name, while all of the notes in between sound distinctly different, and have other note names.”


In terms of physics, an octave is the distance between one note and another note that’s double its frequency. For instance, the note A4 is the sound of a vibration at 440 Hz. The note A5 is the sound of a vibration at 880 Hz. Going in the other direction, the note A3 is the sound of a vibration at 220Hz. … And How Is an Octave Divided?  In Western music, octaves are connected in 12 equal intervals. Each of these 12 intervals brings us to a new note. …”


Now with all that background info and the images above, consider that all of us are energy beings who are capable of holding/maintaining specific operating frequencies ourselves—individually and collectively. And when those individual frequencies rise higher, the collective frequency also rises higher.

When we collectively manage to reach a “higher frequency octave” than previously held (meaning when we double the previous collective operating frequency), we will theoretically then shift into a higher-octave operating environment.

So for what it’s worth, I’m all for raising our frequencies into the next higher octave, because to me this one has way too much lower-frequency dissonance and disharmony.

The Transition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Plum Village

Public Notice:

“The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces that our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95. We invite our global spiritual family to take a few moments to be still, to come back to our mindful breathing, as we together hold Thay in our hearts in peace and loving gratitude for all he has offered the world.”


“This body is not me; I am not caught in this body, I am life without boundaries, I have never been born and I have never died. Over there, the wide ocean and the sky with many galaxies all manifests from the basis of consciousness. Since beginningless time I have always been free. Birth and death are only a door through which we go in and out. Birth and death are only a game of hide-and-seek. So smile to me and take my hand and wave good-bye. Tomorrow we shall meet again or even before. We shall always be meeting again at the true source. Always meeting again on the myriad paths of life.”

-Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Death, No Fear


The “Great Bell Chant,” read by Thich Nhat Hanh:

From A Female Perspective

 “When the Yoga Sutra began to be taught by priests and scholars from a masculine Hindu tradition, one with the power of gurus and temples and decades of study behind it, the feminine aspect of Spirit, Devi, began to be pushed aside and a disdainful attitude toward women arose.” – Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman.


First of all—Love the image!!!  Wish I knew the artist but don’t. (It came from Alberto’s blog feed.)

Secondly, my first intro to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra was from a very balanced modern approach explained by Stephen Cope, so the gender bias of it was not as evident, but considering the actual time period that the original Yoga Sutra was first published and taught, I believe Alberto’s take on it is factual.

Thirdly (if there is such a thing) as a woman who has seen, felt, struggled-with, and survived-through ‘gender bias’ from high school onward to my present retirement age, where today’s girls and women can hardly fathom such a thing as ‘female dismissal or exclusion’ having ever existed except in fanatical religions or dead-end cultures; I can say that it did exist and still DOES exist for many women around the world, and it was far from pleasant to personally experience over the years when I knew it and dealt with it firsthand.

I’ve battled my male counterparts for many a job position with less-than-enlightened male employers. I’ve even had to “prove myself” or “prove my worth” to those ‘men-in-power’ over less-qualified male applicants at the time. Sometimes I’ve had to do the work of two people just to show what a better choice they had made by hiring me over the next-best male applicant. If you complained about the workload unfairness, it was, “If you can’t cut it—you’re OUT!”   

So I always “cut it.” I was a hard-driving over-achiever because that’s what it took to make it in the world against workplace gender-bias back then.

Over my work life I’ve been discounted, ignored, laughed at, snidely commented on, and sometimes even mildly assaulted by crude, ignorant men who thought that their male dominance was a permanent fixture in our modern work culture—men who felt that their authority was never to be questioned because they were unlikely to be ever be unseated from their self-created and well-protected thrones.

Well they were wrong.  

Devi—the feminine Spirit, is finally back now.

And if She (Spirit Devi) is anything like me, she came back different than she once was. No more wallflower—no more door mat—no more punching bag—no more the willing recipient of male insecurity and uncontrolled, raging aggression.  

Nope. Not gonna take it now or ever again.

When I look back on the young woman I once was—so idealistic and unsophisticated, so believing of ‘a better world for all’ just waiting to be unveiled and willingly accepted by everyone, I laugh at my previous naiveté and shake my head over all my years of perpetual struggle for ‘worthiness acceptance,’ and the simple acknowledgement of my equal right as a female being to exist on this planet—or the “feminist’s agenda” as some have actually called it, like ‘equal rights/equal pay’ was some female aspirational fantasy.

I think that’s what I like most about this image above—there is such power there—such calmness, clarity and assurance.  And in her eyes I see strong, unbending intentions for a world to exist as SHE sees it to be, no matter how anyone else perceives it.

I look at HER image—the Spirit Devi—and nod now, because from the depths of my being, I can FEEL that new world materializing even as I write this—the birth of a new creation that is sure, steady, and unfolding as it was always meant to happen just as soon as there were enough of us around to strongly hold the energy and intentions of HER.

Well, we are all here now.

And at last, so is SHE.

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