Friday, July 3, 2020

Memorial Day Pictures From Brink Hill at HIgh Tor Wildlife Management Area

I finally got around to posting pictures of our Memorial day weekend curve of the Brink Hill Area on my Clarks Gully Blog.

Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sacred Sites Update--Peacemaker's Sanctuary Onondaga Lake--A Thin Veil

The veil has thinned at the Peacemaker's Sanctuary at Onondaga Lake. A thinning of the veil reduces the curtain, or veil, between the physical world and other realities, thereby increasing the possibility for communication with and divine inspiration from the other side. It provides a wonderful window to fantastic mystical experiences, as well as garnering great insights.


A thin veil is not a portal; as we see in the Outlander TV series or with science fiction shows. Rather, a Thin Veil is a co-creation between Mother Earth and humankind. A thinning of the veil occurs well after other co-creations such as a water dome (blind spring) or Natural Vortex (Energy Vortex) have already formed. In other words, it is a barometer, or testament that an area is truly sacred and of a very high order. Like high school compared to grammar school.

Ten to twelve years ago I was all hot to find thin veils, or what I called a "Chimayo Fatima" after two famous sites. I was constantly scouring the woods looking for them.

I had not previously dowsed for a thin veil at the Peacemaker's Sanctuary. Yesterday we were there cleaning up--cutting down reeds, moving tree limbs....when I felt a compunction to dowse for a thin veil.

We also worked at fortifying the area. One bench still had an energy vortex on it while the other closest to the trail had the one on it extinguished. We were able to rectify the latter and fortify the former. So both benches have energy vortices on them, that provide for a powerfull meditative experience.

Directions for the Peacemaker's Sanctuary Onondaga Lake

Below are some pictures.




Our friend the beaver has been hard at work.






Thursday, June 18, 2020

SCOTTS BLUFF – THE MINI CHIMNEY BLUFFS

The following is my most recent blog post for Life in the Finger Lakes.



A mini Chimney Bluffs is how I would describe Scotts Bluff in Wolcott. Located less than 10 miles east of the visually striking Chimney Bluffs State Park. It is the Red Creek part of the NY DEC’s Black Creek Wildlife management area, one of several lake shore marshes maintained by the NYS DEC http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24441.html. Scotts Bluff provides the opportunity to explore the wonder and majesty of Lake Ontario in a secluded environment.

The area between Rochester and Oswego is noted for its drumlins, or rolling hills. The numerous bluffs located on Lake Ontario’s southern shore formed from the erosion of these drumlins. The pounding wind, rain and snow continue to wear away at the bluffs. 

The entrance area and parking lot is situated on a plateau overlooking Lake Ontario, providing spectacular views of Lake Ontario and the Bluff (to your right). Be aware that the grassy area of the plateau may not be mowed. 

To get to the beach, look for a herd path to your left in the woods.  The herd path has a good pitch and there are lots of prickly wild rose bushes on either side. If this area is not maintained, the rose bushes can form a canopy and require crouching in parts to go down. However, when I was there last, the herd path had been groomed and no crouching or maneuvering was required to get down. Bring along a thick shirt just in case to protect yourself, or wear a backpack to protect yourself for the path down. The trail can also be wet.

 The beach is about a mile in length and depending upon when you visit may have a few people, or none at all on it. I have seen people swimming on a few occasions.

The condition of the shoreline can vary greatly. Because the shoreline is not maintained you may find washed up trees and other debris. It will also be influenced by the water level of Lake Ontario. The wind can also whip up 2-3 foot waves, which can significantly reduce the size of the shoreline. The temperature will be more moderate; cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter. Expect a breeze.

If you walk to your left (west) a few hundred feet you will come upon the Red Creek Marsh; it will be on your left (south). The shoreline will narrow and begin widening again once you get beyond the marsh. 

I am told that a heavy rain can overrun the barrier separating Red Creek Marsh from Lake Ontario. When this happens, a little waterway forms between the marsh and Lake Ontario at the center of the marsh, where the barrier is the thinnest. I have seen canoers on several occasions in the Creek Marsh.

Scots Bluff shows what makes our Finger Lakes region so wonderful. I encourage you to visit this unique area and take in its spectacular views.


Address: Broadway, Wolcott, NY at the dead end.
Webpage: Part of the Lake Shore Marshes Area (Black Creek Region)  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24441.html.
Telephone: 585-226-2466
Close by: Chimney Bluffs State Park.
Directions: From Wolcott head east on Mill St., turns into Oswego St.. Left onto Wadsworth Street Rd (Cty. 164.) Follow to end at T. Take a right onto Brown Rd. Take your next right onto Cemetery Rd and continue straight (will change names.) Take a left onto Broadway Rd. (Cty. 168.) Follow to the end.



Saturday, June 6, 2020

Traveler Guide Burt Wolf on the Dangers of Cell Phones

The following is an informative video on the dangers of cell phones by Burt Wolf of Travels and Traditions; an unlikely source, but an informative video, especially since there is so little information out there about the dangers posed by cell phone.




Traveler Guide Burt Wolf on the Dangers of RF Radiation









Saturday, May 30, 2020

What Matters More in Life, Happiness or Purpose?

The following is a revised version of my original post in Life in the Finger Lakes.

We are taught to be happy. We are told that happiness brings contentment and fulfillment. The “pursuit of happiness” is even mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.
But is there some other than happiness that matters more?
Yes.
While researching the “purpose of life” for my next book I came across another book that said having meaning and purpose in life was tantamount to finding fulfillment. Author Emily Esfahani Smith – The Power of Meaning, Crafting a Life That Matters – makes a compelling case to why having a purpose in your life matters.
For example, she cites an extensive study done in 2014 by the University of Virginia and Gallup that examined 140,000 participants in over 130 countries. It found that people in more affluent countries such as those in Scandinavia were much happier than those living in poorer countries such as the sub-Sahara in Africa. Conversely it found that those living in wealthier countries had less meaning in their lives compared to poor countries such as Togo and Niger.
The study also found that happiness and unhappiness were not predictors of suicide. Many wealthier countries had much higher suicide rates compared to poorer countries. This was not an anomaly created by a specific cohort within the population of the richer country that may have felt disenfranchised.
What was a predictor of suicide?
A lack of meaning in your life; not having meaning in your life increased the chances for suicide. Citizens of countries with the lowest levels of meaning, such as Japan had the highest rates of suicide.  
Another study found that the search for meaning was far more fulfilling for people than the pursuit of personal happiness. Having meaning and purpose also makes us more of a giver, such as buying more presents for others. Having a purpose in life makes us more resilient to various ailments, as well as increases longevity.
Smith also draws upon the work of Victor Frankel (Mans Search For Meaning), a Jewish psychiatrist who was arrested in September of 1942 and thrown into a Nazi concentration camp. Frankel found those prisoners that did not abandon hope and saw some meaning in their lives were better able to cope with the suffering and violence of a concentration camp. In other words, having a sense of purpose and meaning can better help us deal with the biggest challenges.
Although the Finger Lakes Region has begun opening up, many of us are still without work. Smith points out how important work is in our lives, saying it provides us with a source of identity, a sense of worth and gives us something to do. She suggests finding some ways to be of service to others if we are without work. Our region has numerous not-for-profits that can provide you the opportunity to be of service to others.
Hardship can bring reflection, often followed by change. For those of us fortunate enough to get beyond fear and concern for the future, the COVID-19 stay at home regulations have provided us with the opportunity to reflect. Does your life provide you with meaning and purpose? Is there a career path, pursuit or commitment that would bring more passion into your life?
Having purpose and meaning into your life matters.

Author Emily Esfahani Smith has article on meaning that you can read online, “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy."

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Earth's Geomagnetic Field is Weakening

The weakening of the earth's geomagnetic field is not a good thing. It could be prelude for many events from a pole shift, to a life extinction event.

Most likely human activity is the cause. In recent years Electropollution from our cell phones, other digital devices, wind turbines, and more has had the effect of microwaving Mother Earth.

Swarm probes weakening of Earth’s magnetic field

In an area stretching from Africa to South America, Earth’s magnetic field is gradually weakening. This strange behaviour has geophysicists puzzled and is causing technical disturbances in satellites orbiting Earth. Scientists are using data from ESA’s Swarm constellation to improve our understanding of this area known as the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hipp Brook Prserve

Below is my most recent post for Life in the Finger Lakes.

HIPP BROOK PRESERVE
The following has been adapted from Sacred Sites in North Star Country: Places in Greater New York State (PA,OH,NJ,CT,MA,VT,ONT) That Changed the World
Story and photos by Madis Senner
Marsh marigolds, wild irises, cardinal flowers and a variety of other water loving plants put on a spectacular show each spring at Hipp Brook preserve in the Rochester suburb of Penfield. Accompanied by wildlife such as song birds, wood ducks and more Hipp Brook provides you the opportunity to experience all the majesty of a marsh in the spring. Because the main trail, the Wild Iris Path is only half a mile long you won’t have to walk too far. The trail is easily accessible. Parking is available on street that borders the preserve.
Hipp Brook is a ninety-four acre mostly wetland preserve. Because it is a Class I wetland, it was able to avoid the fate of being covered with landfill and houses. The Genesee Land Trust began its rescue in 1990, and continued to buy parcels up until 1999. It was one of their first properties.
What adds to fun at Hipp Brook are the numerous boardwalks on the trails. They remind me of younger me and of hikes and canoe trips in the Adirondacks. And while those boardwalks were generally in bogs, there was something mysterious and adventuresome to them; Particularly the boardwalk at Avalanche Pass.
Spring time is the ideal time to visit Hipp Brook. Not only are the flowers putting on their display but the bugs have yet to come out in earnest. Even though our recent cold wave has reduced their numbers still bring your repellent. Fall and winter are the other times to visit.
Please be aware that tree leaves and reeds may impair your view in the summertime. You will also encounter many more bugs when the weather is warm.
There are several benches on the trails that allow you to stop to rest or take in Hipp Brook’s beauty. Give yourself an hour, possibly two for your visit.

Address: 100 Phaeton Dr., Penfield, NY
Email: info@geneseelandtrust.org, for events, membership.
Telephone: 585-256-2130
Donate, Volunteer: Donations of land, money and time welcomed. There are several stewardship opportunities: Trail maintenance, fieldwork and educational/teaching opportunities.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk. No camping, hunting or fires. Dogs must be on a leash.
Directions: From I-490 exit (23) onto Rt. 441 going east. Turn left onto Baird Rd. Right onto Whalen Rd. Left onto Jackson Rd. Ext. Left onto Brougham Dr. Your first left onto Phaeton Dr. Follow to the end and park around the circle.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sedona Journal of Emergence--Everything has Karma

The Sedona Journal of Emergence published my article below in February. Here are the first few paragraphs.

The Eastern concept of karma says that we reap what we sow. In fact, we often reap what others have sown. This is because everything has karma. We are constantly shaped and influenced by the things we come in contact with, the places we visit, the organizations we belong to, the religions we are members of, the activities we participate in, the beliefs we adhere to, the food we eat and drink, and much more. We also have an impact on everything we come in contact with.
Karma is much more than a simple law of retribution. It binds everyone and everything to each other. If you are serious about your spiritual development, you need to get karma right and understand that everything has karma. Something that appears good might have unintended consequences.
To understand why everything has karma, we first need to know about the nature of ultimate reality. By understanding the nature of ultimate reality, we begin to see how karma works. Karma is a Hindu concept. Vedic tradition holds that the world we live in (material reality) is an illusion called maya. What is the nature of that reality?....



Sunday, May 10, 2020

Survey--Clarks Reservation Survey--The Woods is Full of all sorts of Wonder and Stone Works

Last week  I went to Clarks Reservation in Janesville, NY, an eastern suburb of Syracuse, to take a few pictures of trilliums. I had written a post "The Trilliums Are Out" for LIfe in The Finger Lakes' blog and needed some pics of trilliums.

I was in the back of the state park that borders National Grid property/power lines. While I was walking in the woods I came across several lines of boulders that did not appear to be an old foundation for a house, or a stone wall.




Below is a Manitou Stone. It shows its age by the build-up over the millennia of dirt around it sinking it deeper into the land.






Below is a what I call a "platform stone" marking a nest, or intersection of numerous Energy Lines.








All this shows is that all sorts of wonders can be found in the woods. You don't need a large ornate structures. Those structures as I noted inTHE DONALD TRUMP (OSTENTATIOUS) THEORY OF SACRED SITES attract the wrong element--ghost hunters, ufologists and a variety other people and groups whose actions and intentions diminish the vibe; it's all about the vibe.

My one regret was not having my dowsing rods with me.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Trilliums Awakening

The following is my latest blog post for Life in the Finger Lakes.



The trilliums are blooming. Take a walk in the woods and you may be blessed with a spectacular show of their large bright white petals, or reds. Better yet you may see a spray of their blooms covering a large swath of land—breath taking.
Occasionally you find single trillium plants by themselves. More often you find them in large clumps. That is because their seeds once dropped do not travel far. Although trilliums are spread and distributed by ants that carry them back to their nests to eat the seed’s coating (elaiosome) and then discard the still fertile seed away from their nest.
Trilliums are a sure sign that spring has arrived and coincides with the sighting of robins. Because of this some refer to them as Wake Robin. They were once referred to as Nosebleed because they were used to stop bleeding. Evidently some Christians refer to them as Trinity, because trilliums have three flower petals and three sepals (leaves). They are also called Birthroot, or Native Balm, for their use by Native Americans as an astringent during birth.
While trilliums are long lived they are also sensitive and easily damaged. So don’t cut the flowers as it will take years, if ever, for the plant to recuperate. The NYS DEC lists trilliums on New York State’s Protected Native Plant List. It cannot be “picked, severed, removed, damaged, or carried away” without the consent of the landowner. Red trilliums also protect themselves in way through the nodding, or drooping habit of their flowers, which tends to keep them hidden. Trilliums are not very aggressive and can easily be overrun by other plants.
Trilliums are woodland plants and prefer a leafy covering that helps regulate the soil temperature. You find them where the soil is moist, but not boggy.  I find them along stream banks, or areas that offer moisture. The summer heat or drying soil may have them dying back.
You can find trilliums at many of our forests in the Finger Lakes region. The Finger Lakes Trail https://fingerlakestrail.org, the Finger Lakes Land Trust https://www.fllt.org/learntheland/preserves/, the Genesee Land Trust  https://www.geneseelandtrust.org/explore and NYS DEC https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/76070.html all have trails on their lands that you can hike and explore.
Over the years I have found several spots on public woodlands where hundreds of white trilliums bloom in a confined space providing a spectacular show. I found several of these places in the summer or fall, long after the blooms were gone. I suggest getting to know their three-leaf pattern and look for it when you go for hike. Remember where you find large clumps and come back next spring.
To find trilliums look for low elevation trails through nutrient rich woodlands, preferably made up mostly of deciduous trees. You will see them along stream banks, or areas close by where the streambed changed course and is now dry.  If allowed, go off the trail and explore.
The trilliums have just started blooming across the Finger Lakes region and should do so for another few weeks. Get out and enjoy Mother Nature’s show.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Many feel that the Covid-19  pandemic began when the  virus escaped from a  laboratory in Wuhan, China.

Could the Wuhan Laboratory be behind the Covid-19 pandemic even if it did not physically release the coronavirus?

Possibly.

To understand how this may be the case I have posted an excerpt from my last book  Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness pages 129-131 below. It explains how the way we approach the world has repercussions (karma) for us individually and as a society.


It explains how science and technology have failed to grasp the basic concepts of the universe such as the Law of Love and its corollary of resistance training. Somehow science does not understand the premise each of practices when we go to the gym--resistance training.

So the question becomes did the scientist's at the Wuhan Lab through their experiments unleash the coronavirus, or mutate it, or make if stronger in some way?

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Guided by Selfishness, Violence, Scientific Materialism
Unfortunately, instead of following the law of love as prescribed by the prophets and teachers, we have built a world based upon selfishness and competition. Our guiding principal is Adam Smith’s law of ‘self-interest.’ Instead of cooperation and working together we revel in competition; believing it makes us work harder and breeds success. But, does it?

Are the Golden Rule, do unto others, and love your enemy merely slogans for religious services and spiritual adherents? I think not.



The law of love is the guiding principle of the universe. Go against it at your own peril.
Take science and disease. Instead of employing the law of love the scientific approach looks to conquer and defeat. Beat back and destroy that nasty disease; or learn how to control the weather; or how to better extract minerals, rather than developing a holistic alternative based upon cooperation and love. Because of this ‘kill the enemy approach’ we have created numerous Frankenstein’s that are coming back to haunt us.

As German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “Whatever does not kill me, makes me stronger.”138 Science has made some very wicked things very, very strong.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) calls them “superbugs”: “nightmare bacteria” that have developed unusually resistant genes that do not respond to antibiotics, killing tens of thousands each year in the USA and posing an enormous risk to the health of Americans.139 

Richard D. Smith and Joanna Coast note that medicine thought it had conquered infectious diseases with antibiotics, but all it has done “is made diseases stronger and more resistant. A new class of superbugs from ear infections and strep throat to malaria and tuberculosis formed in response. And the resistance is growing.”140 

We created superbugs with resistant genes because of the resistance training we put them through. We tried to wipe them out, defeat them, kill them, and exterminate them; and because of this, they developed resistance to our assaults.

You all know about and probably have even practiced resistance training. When you go to the gym and lift weights, you are practicing resistance training. By lifting weights, you are putting extra pressure on your muscles, and in response, they get stronger. This is a basic law of the universe. 

Understandably, helping people get well is a good thing. Unfortunately, we have chosen a violent approach of killing and defeating a particular disease, and in the process have created new mutations that are even more dangerous. We need to consider alternative approaches not based on violence—and we have to be creative here—but some other alternative, or approach or doing something unrelated, that helps. Secondly, we need to understand that it may take time, a very long time, to develop alternatives. It took centuries, arguably millennia, to get to our current state of curing individuals.

Our approach to disease is a microcosm of our approach to the world around us. It matters to you, because you are linked to its karma. You don’t need to be a scientist creating new drugs, or a researcher testing those drugs on animals, or even a consumer of them; although your degree of linkage will be how duplicitous you have been in the process.
The question is: what are you going to do about it?  



Sunday, April 26, 2020

Watch 3 Environmental Movies for Fee

50th Anniversary Earth Day 
                                                             Film Festival

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22 Climate Change Awareness & Action, CCAA is offering three documentary films on climate change for free streaming to the community while we are all “sheltering in place” to fight the coronavirus. 

This is a great opportunity for families to learn about the impact of climate change and what we can do to create a safe world for the next generation. 

The films are:

* A Sea Change: Using a delightful series of exchanges between a grandfather and his grandson interspersed with beautifully filmed sequences from around the globe, A Sea Change presents in an understandable way the process of ocean acidification, its implications for future generations, and examples of concrete steps  to reduce problems associated with increasing carbon dioxide emissions.

* The Suzuki Diaries: Sustainability in Action: David Suzuki, host of CBC's "The Nature of Things,"  travels to Europe to explore what a sustainable future might look like. A heartwarming story  of a father and daughter in search of a sustainable world.

* Weather Gone Wild: The documentary travels to New York, Miami, Toronto, Calgary and Rotterdam to detail the dangers of the destructive new weather patterns, and shows the innovative plans each city is trying to engineer their way to a safer future. Everything from farming to the insurance industry to building codes will have to change. 

The three films will be available for live streaming for a two week period:  Friday, April 24 - Friday, May 8 

CCAA is a local organization concerned about climate change representing 2,000 people in CNY. 

For more information on the films; trailers and details how to stream go to https://www.climatechange-action.com




Thursday, April 23, 2020

The following is my most recent post for Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine.






04/23/2020
By Madis Senner
For the first time in a month I went grocery shopping at Wegmans last week. As a senior and someone who is recuperating from surgery only a few months ago I would be very vulnerable should I get Covid-19. I wore a mask and gloves. When I finished putting my groceries in my car’s trunk I took my gloves off and shut the trunk door. As I began pushing my cart to the receptacle where grocery carts are stored I realized I was not wearing my gloves and said, “shoot.”
Then I heard a voice behind me say, “ I can take that for you.”
I turned around and saw a woman in her thirties. She pulled down her sleeves to cover her hands and she said, “See. My hands are covered.”
I told her “thanks for your kindness, but my hands have already touched the cart.”
For years preppers and survivalists have been telling us to stock up on food and load up on guns and ammo to protect ourselves during a crisis. Believing that thugs would be out to rob us and roving bands would be looking to do home invasions.
There has been none of this.
There have instead been incredible acts of kindness and generosity. Television is filled with pictures of health care workers, bus drivers, grocery store clerks and others that have put themselves at risk so that we may be safe. There have been busloads of nurses that have left the Finger Lakes Region for New York City, the epicenter of the virus, to help short-staffed hospitals that are bursting at the seams.
If you have ever seen a person interviewed on television that rescued someone from a fire, or helped a drowning person, often they will say that they are not a hero. Rather a situation presented itself, where they were at the right place at the right time, and that they just acted naturally.
In the months and years ahead many situations will be presented to us. Do we step up like the woman who offered to return my shopping cart, or do we just go about our business? Will you become a hero to someone in need?


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day

Although it's cold get outside today whether it's to nyour backyard, a walk around the block, or a visit to a park. Soak it up. Say Thanks. Most of all give Mother Earth a big hug.

Click to see Michael Moore's Planet Of Humans that was released yesterday 4/21/2020

He slays the environmental movement. He has also been criticized for inaccuracies:


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Pandemics--Hurt Mother Nature and Pay the Price

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said, “Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.”

The video below gives a first hand account of how Hippocrates word ring true. tt is an interview with James Robbins Science, Science and Environmental reporter with the NY Times, who explains how our treatment of Mother Nature led to our current  pandemic.

Enough Sins Have Accumulated --KARMA.




Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rare Photo of a Yellow Orb

On a survey of a sacred sites Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 1 Overview in early November last year I captured a rare yellow orb in two of my pictures. I say rare because there really aren't many pictures of yellow orbs on the net.

There were however a plethora of opinions about the significance of seeing a yellow. The general opinion was that yellow orbs are a sign of warning and caution. But cautious about what?

I assumed that it was about me taking it easy and not pushing things. I also wondered whether it was warning about protecting the sacred site fellow geomancer Janice Carr and I were surveying; to stay mum about its location to avoid the onslaught of thrill seekers, UFO oligists, ghost hunters and their ilk that could overrun this holy area and ruin it. So I decided not to reveal the name or exact location of the sacred area where I photographed the yellow orb and only refer to it as a general area in my post  Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 1 Overview



Saturday, March 21, 2020

The following is by Dave Pasinski who has served as chaplain at our vigils at the Peacemaker's Sanctuary. It was posted on Syracuse.com

10 ways to lift your spirits in time of coronavirus (Commentary)

Dave Pasinski, of Fayetteville, has served for 25 years as a chaplain at different health institutions, and for 28 years in mental health disaster services crisis intervention.

By Dave Pasinski

Whatever our “ spiritual orientation” — or none at all — we know how our “spirits” as humans are struggling as the coronavirus crisis just begins to unfold and we face weeks, if not months, of extremely changed routines and activities. While this is first and foremost a health crisis and we must adhere to medical advice, we know it is also an economic one for so many, a deeply disorienting emotional one for all, and that these dimensions combine to diminish our coping resources. We need to find personal ways to sustain us individually and together at this time.

During the crisis of 9/11, many of us flocked to churches or other civic events for mutual support. That is not our option right now, and that is a major loss as we can feel very isolated.

It is not just the most reasonable fear of illness for ourselves or loved ones, but anxiety about the various dimensions of serious financial sustenance for many, educational challenges for all students, and the myriad of events, meetings, interpersonal relationships that are now changed with acute personal pain.

There is surely no one or definitive way of dealing with all of this in this ongoing and yet-to-peak crisis.

Nevertheless, these following 10 suggestions may be helpful to our spirits that are under attack in ways that we have truly never experienced before.

1. You may well not be able to “keep calm,” but you can take three deep breaths when you feel those often or expected anxieties. Try it right now.

2. Ask “What can I do right now?” Now. Right now. Do something physical and tactile — wash your hands thoroughly, then go wash your face. Feel the hot or cold water. Let yourself really feel it. And, of course, wash your hands!


3. ”My mind is racing! I’m worried about ... I must ... Why don’t they? ... What will happen if?”

Sit down. Take a pen and write down something. It may be those thoughts, or just a word, or some lines or circles or a rough drawing. Stop after after a few minutes and see what you’ve done. What does it tell you about how you’re living this moment?

4. Who can you call to mind to “send” thoughts (and prayers, if you wish) who may particularly need support? Think of them right now. If desirable and possible, call or send them a text right now.

5. Can you go outside? If so, do it. Whether it’s for a just moment or a longer walk, go outside and take in the air, being conscious of your breaths, of the surroundings, of greeting others from a safe distance. If you cannot go out, can you look out a window and imagine being there.

6. Sit quietly ... and realize that you are human, with a mind and spirit, but also limited as a finite creature. You do not have the control of your life that perhaps you thought you did just last week. Think about that and accept it. For some, this may evoke a movement toward prayer or support from some spiritual writing ... or tears. Accept them.

7. Ask: Is there anything that I can do to help someone else? This is not to put myself or them at risk, but is there something simple that would be helpful to anyone else at this time? Think about it . Do it.

8. Nothing is going to make everything OK. However, with thoughtful reflection, thoughts of “loving kindness” toward all others, and a “one step-enough for me” approach, perhaps we can share common support at this most trying time.

9. For many, a simple repetition of the serenity prayer can be a great resource. (“God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”)

10. What works personally for you? You are challenged to come up with your own very personal way of coping which is consistent with your spiritual journey. What would you add or what would be one thing that you think you could do to help yourself at this time?

May this stimulate your own mind and help you to cope and know that somehow, at some point, our nation will come through this.



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Second Warmest February and Winter

Earth just had its 2nd-hottest February on record

The NOAA report also said that the earth had its second warmest winter(December-February) so far.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Pyramids at Giza Egypt Can Channel Electromagnetic Energies--Were They Built to Tap Into Them

For years I have been a proponent that many of the sacred stone structures around the world were constructed to tap into Earth Energies and work with Mother Earth--to enhance Her, or to better be able to experience Her. This goes against conventional thinking which is that they were built for astronomical purposes to view the stars and planets; what is called archaeoastronomy. 


A research report I came across recently (thanks to Jan Woodworth) helps substantiate my thesis that many stone structures have an Earth Energies focus, Study reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy. They study concluded that,
An international research group has applied methods of theoretical physics to investigate the electromagnetic response of the Great Pyramid to radio waves. Scientists predicted that under resonance conditions, the pyramid can concentrate electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under the base. The research group plans to use these theoretical results to design nanoparticles capable of reproducing similar effects in the optical range. Such nanoparticles may be used, for example, to develop sensors and highly efficient solar cells...Calculations showed that in the resonant state, the pyramid can concentrate electromagnetic energy in the its internal chambers as well as under its base, where the third unfinished chamber is located.
This adds to the work of others such as John Burke and Kaj Halberg who traveled the world and visited many stone structures with their magnometers and tested them for electromagnetism. They consistently found higher readings around the stone structures. They catalogued their trip and its findings in their book Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty. Well worth a read. 

The idea that archaeoastronomy continues  to be  held in such high esteem given the work of Burke and others is not surprising. People tend to see the world through the lens of our conventional norms and their respective training. And because we live in the Scientific Age this means the lens of the material world. Sadly many people into stone structures, sacred sites and the like are not geomancers or dowsers; consequently they have little intuitive ability or  possess spiritual gifts. So they see and analyze things based upon what they can see and touch.

The challenges to conventional  archaeological thinking are all too apparent. As Graham Hancock and others have pointed out, civilization is much older than archaeologists think.  As I have been  researching and writing my next book The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Our Hearts I have come to learn that the Neolithic period (from 10,000 BC to about 1,500 BC and varies dramatically upon location) was the time of  the  Goddess. A time of matrilineal societies, a focus on Nature and communal life. Many stone structures such as  Stonehenge were constructed during the Neolithic period.

The idea of a matrilineal society flies in the face of conventional archaeological thinking. It also challenges and is a threat to our patriarchal society as expressed in science and organized religion. But there was a time when women and Nature were held in esteem.

I mention this because this because I want people to reexamine archaeoastronomy and see it in a different light. No doubt people did look to the sky and some stone structures were built to align with the celestial sky, but it is a pittance compared to those aligned to tap into and work with Earth Energies and our Mother.