“IF” by Rudyard Kipling

taken early this century — my son –dog Brinny –me — Dad

My Dad used to quote Rudyard Kiplings “IF” — not politically corrct but the sentiment fits

IF…..  
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!  

by Rudyard Kipling

CHALLENGING CULTURAL NORMS

I know that many people realize that our cultural norms are a major factor in causing the extinction of all life.

But still conform to these social norms:

Not because they are worried about what others think:

 but because these attitudes are “hard wired”.

WASPs (as in White Anglo Saxon Protestant) believe that we own things

Don’t like a messy garden with leaves on the driveway:

Don’t like bird poop on their home or cars:

Don’t want flies ants and other insects in their homes:

Snails in their vegie patch:

Or birds eating the vegetables or fruit:

AND THERE IS MORE

I am not immune

Technically I am a WASP

And I realize that hygiene is necessary particularly with covid- 19

I believe we will restore the ecological balance:

I couldn’t find any way tro share this other than Facebook:

even though my first job was working with computers in 1965

— they were slightly different then 😛

this is ofcourse not from where i worked i would have been prosecuted for taking photos of the facility

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=661822464842663

We need a major attitude change:

How will this happen while multinationals rule the world?

The Matrix

Namaste

I love the meaning of this word

The quote is from chopra.com One of the most common translations of namasté is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”

I wrote this short story as social satrire

and sympathetic magic

i wrote it as if i were talking – telling the story

i know my writing style sucks but i majored in socialology not litterture

THANK YOU WORDPRESS

Wow my IN BOX in OUTLOOK is just filled with notifications from WORDPRESS — first time in years  (since I change to Hotmail)

Thankyou WordPress for sorting this out

This is great

Although I could check comments on my blog

I wasn’t aware or often able to find blogs that I like to follow

I have been petless for over a year now

Although I am sad not having any fur babies I am neither physically or financially able to look after a pet

I have a granddog though and she loves kayaking — REALLY!

NAMASTE

from Kathleen

I was named aftrer this song — my Dad used to sing it

EMPATH

I wasn’t aware of the concept EMPATH until this century

—with the exception of Deanna Troi in Star Trek next gen —

but it fits me:

it is one of the reasons I don’t socialize:

the other is of course my anxiety disorder:

Sometimes some people’s energies make me feel physically ill:

it is when they are being malicious and not necessarily to me:

I have to get up and leave.

Being an empath may have contributed to my not wanting to eat meat even as a child.

I would have nightmares of being an animal in a slaughter house and trying to tell the other animals to try and get away.

We read a book when I was in in primary school (1950s) about an heifer that escaped and made it to the outback of Australia (Obviously a satire on the meat industry)

I have googled but all I have found is books with religious connotations or breeding cattle.

I thought it was called “The Little Red Heifer” — so long ago I cannot remember the author.

if any one knows of this let me know.

Namaste

or –my lastest “fad”

 oel ngati kameie    “I See you” created by Paul Frommer for the movie Avatar

AN HERB CALLED BASIL

 
Basil picture from Wikipedia

I decided to put both the healing properties and the magical properties of an herb on my clairvoyance Facebook page then decide to make it a blog:

 Chose the herb at random by opening the page:

Basil :

Healing properties:

Antispasmodic

Appetizer

Carminative

Galactagogic

Stomachic

It can be used for stomach cramps: gastric catarah:

Constipation:

vomiting

enteritis.

Whooping cough:

Headaches.

FROM “THE HERB BOOK” BY JOHN LUST

MAGICAL USE:

Planet= Mars

Element =Fire

Associated deities = Krishna: Vishnu

Basic powers =

Purification

Protection

Love

FROM

MAGICAL HERBALISM

BY SCOTT CUNNINGHAM

This year may you have health; happiness

  and reach the

Pyramidion of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Four AUDIO MEDITATIONS

CREATIVE CONSCIOUSNESS MEDITATION

I recorded Creative Consciousness meditation earlier this century at the request of a psychic development group that I was running at the time.

TREE MEDITATION paraphrased from Mother Wit by Diane Mariechild —- it is a great book if you can find it.

Am sure you are better at finding things on Google etc than me 😛 — I couldn’t find it.

ASTRAL PROJECTION

Also from Mother Wit

Past life regression

I wrote this meditation — it has been successful when used in psychic development classes.

Clairvoyance is developed through practice:

my daughter suggested this book

I hope that it helps people

I love the meaning of this word

Namaste

The quote is from chopra.com

One of the most common translations of namasté

is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”

LIFE AFTER DEATH

WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW

I have several friends who don’t believe in clairvoyance or surviving death

On the rare occasions I mention a clairvoyant experience that amazed me they just look at me with disdain or make some comment implying that I am either making it up or delusional

Although I dislike being “called” a liar (honesty is important to me)

these are true friends                    

 I don’t need them to believe me – I know it to be true

 so I tolerate their attitude.

People tend to believe that a belief in God and heaven is necessary for a belief in an “afterlife”

Surviving death isn’t synonymous with a religious belief.

We do not understand the nature of reality.

(or at least I don’t)

It appears we exist in an alternate reality when we are “not here”! In this reality the electrons are apparently moving at a different speed around the protons and neutrons so it is out of phase. ( This is my very limited understanding of quantum physics)

Another misconception is that people have to be “earth bound” to communicate with the living:

NOT SO!

I asked “clairvoyantly” about “the meaning of life” which strangely enough isn’t 42 (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy)

The answer I got was more a concept than words but translated:

I was asked if I could conceptualize NO LINEAR TIME and when I said “No” I was told that “they” couldn’t explain.

We may all be in a huge holodeck:

As suggested by Star Trek Next Generation —

And  “What The Bleep”

“Ship In A Bottle” season six — Star Trek Next Geneeration

In the “special features” of What the “Bleep” they mention that Professor WilliamTiller gives the mathematical constructs of a hologram that we “are” living in.

(William A. Tiller is a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Stanford University)

I WROTE THIS BOOK SO PEOPLE WOULD KNOW THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN DEATH AND TAXES

Not a literary masterpiece but a true story.

And there are so many amazing stories omitted so as not to break client confidentiality.

The second part I wrote as therapy and had not intended to include.

It wasn’t included in the original l publication

Happy New year

from Facebook

IF YOU ARE A MISFIT

YOU ARE PROBABLY AN ORIGINAL THINKER

I was motivated to relog this because we are being advised to prepare for bush fire season

which apparently means chopping down more trees

My trees dont light fires humans do!

Human arsonists have set fire to the side of my property after torching the local bushland.

from Facebook

HAIL TO THEE ORIGINAL THINKERS

I have deleted the video clip from The Matrix  but included the quote:

“Most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many are so inured; so hopelessly dependant on the system that they will fight to protect it”

Original thinkers are no longer put to death

nor put in a mental institution:

they are just treated with contempt by mindless automatons.

Original thinkers see beyond their cultural programming:

OUR CULTURAL NORMS ARE MAKING ALL LIFE EXTINCT

The concept that only humans matter is so destructive to the ecology

chopping down trees:

culling other life forms because they are considered vermin or dangerous:

Destroying flora and fauna for real estate development:

thinking concrete is better than dirt:

refusing to implement zero population growth.

https://populationmatters.org/

and so much more.

Life of Brian

Namaste

I love the meaning of this word

The quote is from chopra.com One of the most common translations of namasté is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”

DON’T LOOK UP

Turned the idiot box on this morning but turned it off as “they” were blaming cats for killing the wild life.

Humans kill more wild life directly –  through road kill: hunting: culling:realestate development:mining:bushfires –and indirectly because of cultural norms, than any cat.

Kookaburras were culled because they were killing other birds

 but the reason Kookaburras and other larger carnivores (magpies and crows) kill other birds is because humans are depriving them of their other food sources

worms

reptiles

mice

insects

Scientists have been telling us that we are causing the extinction of all life since before I was born:

I didn’t like American humour until “Men In Black”

It was the first time I was aware of that they used social satire as humour:

“I’ve noticed an infestation:

Undeveloped: unevolved:

barely conscious pawn scum :

Totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short pointless lives.”

From “Men In Black”

 In a more recent  movie “Don’t Look Up” the satire  is  so true!

Me age 3 with Christie

When I was a child the population of Australia was 9 million

 In South Australia the suburbs were small country towns

When we went to the UK in 1959 I wondered how people knew when one town ended and another began because there was no gap between them.

So I have seen firsthand the human plague destroying the wild life.

I read Sci fi anthologies when I was young because Asimov wrote short stories

I  loved sci fi even at an early age

There was a short story ( not Asimov – I cannot remember the author  –was more than 60 years ago) where ET’s passing our planet noticed an infestation destroying the planet’s ecology so the ET’s exterminated the human infestation)

In 1972 Asimov published “The Gods Themselves”

a satire

 instead of just stopping what is causing  the problem 

humans expect scientists to find a solution

from Facebook

A tree meditation

Namaste

I love the meaning of this word

The quote is from chopra.com One of the most common translations of namasté is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”

NAMASTE MUM

My reason for writing this is twofold:

To heal the resentments I have toward my Mother

And to highlight the fact that it is not that long ago that women and children had no rights

Mum me  and Dad in 2003
Dad died 2004 he would be 101 on New years day if he were still alive DOB 1/1/21
Mum died 2012 she would be 102 this week  if still alive DOB 29/12/1919
Kathleen  still here (just) born 19/2/1949   😛

I always loved my Mother but it seemed that she didn’t love me

I have flashbacks to her screaming at me when I was still in my cot

Her physical abuse was scary and would have put her in prison in this day and age

She actually admitted that she bashed me because she felt like it

when at age ten I said “I haven’t done anything wrong”

 she said

“ I just felt like it”

Her mental abuse continued up to and including the week she died

The mental abuse has definitely programmed my brain’s “hard drive” as I have no confidence and I criticise myself continually.

I do not wish to feed my resentments further instead I wish to try and understand why.

Mum in Northfield in the 1950s

Mum was the second to youngest of ten

Three boys and seven girls

She came top in primary school and high school and won a scholarship to go to college

She wasn’t allowed to go.

She was sent to work in the cotton mills and a local shop and had to hand over her wages.

St Catherines Wigan

This is from my Dad’s eulogy

There is a beaut story of how Matt and Ada met. Ada had been invited to tea with a workmate Kathleen and her husband Stanley. When Ada got off the bus to walk to Kathleen’s place a fella got off at the same stop, and they proceeded to walk on separate sides of the road. He was going there too, just to drop in on his cousin Stanley. As you can imagine he focused some of his attention on Ada.

They were married on 12th January 1946 in St Catherine’s church in Wigan

When I was born Mum was raced to hospital because there were complications

but her doctor was playing golf and didn’t show.

She was in hospital for six months after my birth and (aunty) Kathleen looked after me.

Mum would have definitely had Post Natal depression – undiagnosed because it wasn’t even acknowledged

And Mum wouldn’t have told anyone that she was depresed because there was an horrific stigma to mental illness back then.

PND wasn’t even acknowledge in my day

I had PND with both my children

The first time I tried to  kill myself by overdosing

– my husband tipped salt water down my throat and I threw up.

With my second child I could feel the chemical change and took myself to the doctor saying I was depressed.

He said “You have nothing to be depressed about:

go home and  snap out of it!”

S S Strathnaver

We moved to Australia on the ten pound scheme.

Mum took a “pressure cooker” course as teacher but she gave up the job because she was ridiculed for her Lancashire accent and told she could not be understood.

She worked as a nurse assistant after that

A job she was good at and loved

I was able to communicate with Mum when she first passed over and she gave a message that I thought was about my cousin Ken

Ken said it was for Joe, whom Mum called Percy (his actual name) and whom she used to look after when he was little.

After that i just refused to communicate with her.

I (wrongly) blamed her for everything that was wrong in my life.

Now that I would like to “link” with her I seem unable to do so

me and Mum 2012

NAMASTE

ADA

AND THOSE WHO READ THIS

I love the meaning of this word

The quote is from chopra.com

One of the most common translations of namasté is

“The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”