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Monday, September 20, 2010

We are space travelers...

We are space travelers, and Earth is our space ship.

Here on earth the average human walking speed is approximately 3 mph (which depends upon a number of factors such as height, weight, terrain, surface, effort and fitness,) not only are we moving upon the earth, but the earth is spinning upon its axis which is 23 degrees from true north, at approximately 1,041.6 mph. The earth is orbiting our sun at approximately 67,000 mph. As the earth spins and orbits our sun, the sun also moves at approximately 155.342 miles per second in its own orbit in our galaxy which is moving at approximately 372.822 miles per second through its own trajectory in the universe.

The truth is, the actual location of “here” which was present at the moment I pressed these keyboard letters is far distant from the “here” as I read this again, and as you are reading this now. We are always moving through space, space we’ve never been through before. This is true and we are, whether we appreciate it or not, whether we know it or not, constantly unfolding and discovering new space as we ride upon out space ship called Earth. Even as we move through new space in this moment which has now just passed, we continue to move on and on, never stopping, always going. We truly are on a journey with no specific destination known to us, but on a trajectory which moves us on and on.

If we could somehow be removed from our current limited human beings perspective upon this planet and then somehow adopt another perspective with a grander view, we could see our movement through space, we might perceive a trail through space reaching back to when the earth first came into being. We are always at the leading edge of this trail. Considering the spin of the earth and our orbit around our sun and the sun’s movement through the galaxy, the path wouldn’t be a straight line, but rather a spiraling coil which appears fairly consistent in spin and trajectory.

With the knowledge of an astronomer, and a mathematician, a graphic representation of our movement through space could be generated, and we’d see we have never traveled through the same space we’ve been through before.

Here are some number to consider when contemplate our traveling through space.
(I got this information by doing search on the web.)

The earth is tilted 23 degrees from true north. (This is what causes our changing seasons.)
The earth’s circumference at the equator is approximately 25,000 miles.
The spin of the earth is approximately 1,041.66 mph.
The earth rotates around the sun at approximately 67,000 mph.
The axis of our galaxy rotation is 117 degrees from the earth’s rotational axis
Galactic south pole = 27 degrees southern latitude on earth.

Earth orbit in km/s = 30 km/s
Sun’s orbit in km/s = 250 km/s
Galaxy’s average velocity to the universe = 600km/s

To put some of these numbers into a context that might be more meaningful for you, I’ve rounded the numbers up to the nearest whole number:

The distance from San Francisco, California to New York, New York is approximately 2914 miles by land travel taking a relatively straight course.

If you travel from SF to NY at the speed the earth is spinning, it would take approximately 2.8 hours to make the trip.

If you travel from SF to NY at the speed the earth orbits the sun, it would take approximately .04 hours to make the trip.

If you travel from SF to NY at the speed the sun orbits our galaxy it would take you approximately 19 seconds to make the trip.

If you travel from SF to NY at the speed the galaxy’s average velocity, it would take you approximately 8 seconds to make the trip.

While the earth is spinning at 1,041.66 mph, and the earth is also orbiting our sun at 67,000 mph, and our sun is also orbiting or galactic center at 559231.2 mph and our galaxy is moving at about 1342159.2 mph, you can see we are streaking through the universe at phenomenal speeds.

So, we truly are space travelers. Even the ancient beings who first inhabited this planet were space travelers upon the space ship called Earth.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sage of Lamberene

Sage of Lamberene

(Double click in the image portion to open it up on YouTube. I couldn't get it to display right here.)

A very nice song and performance/presentation.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ever Young

Ever young which means being open to possibilities, flexible, adaptive, adventurous, curious, playful, free, fully present in the moment, joyous, generous, forgiving, accepting, appreciative, humble yet bold, strong yet gentle and kind, thoughtful and wise…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Determination and Focus

I posted what is presented below in the forum at Devon White's Reality Bender forum. I thought it is worth sharing with a broader audience, so I've presented it here.


I think Devon talked about these things in recent phone conferences with us. I would like to write about these a little bit.

I will start with Determination. When I think of that word, it seems to me to present a picture of someone rooted in place, like the guard at the gate to heaven who won't let anyone pass without solving the riddle he/she gives them. It seems to me to be an attitude of which involves great effort to maintain. I'm determined to be determined. How does that feel in your body? For me, it feels tense and rigid.

Might I suggest another attitude which is more enjoyable, more natural?

I will use our Sun as an example which expresses the attitude I am suggesting. Let me tell you some things about the sun.

1. It isn't determined to shine. It isn't determined to radiate life energy. It isn't determined to be or do anything except that which comes naturally to it as being a sun. Whatever the sun does, it does naturally and effortlessly.

2. It doesn't descriminate who will receive the light and energy which it naturally radiates. It just radiates that light and energy all around itself without exception, without qualifiers.

3. It expresses it's being as a celestial body, the sun, because that is what it is.

Now, lets applies these concepts to our own being, overlay those ideas over our own being.

To abreviate this a bit, I will cut to the end and tell you, if you don't already know, you are by nature a magnificent, eternal, creative being who's natural expression is to radiate love, to create and expand, and express. You don't have to DO anything except accept your inherent nature.

When you are centered within the magnificence of your being, you radiate this magnificence naturally. Within that magnificence is the all giving accepting love vibration.

If there is any determination involved, at least as I've expressed it above, it is associated with gently guiding yourself back to your magnificence, if and when you drift away from that. Like saying to yourself, "Oh yeah, I'm drifting away from my magnificence." Then easily returning to your natural state.

This is a meditation practice used by many. When you sit in meditation and are just there following your breath in and out, and your mind begins to wander, when you become aware of that wandering, you just return your focus to your breathing. That's it. You don't need to be determined to do that, you just need to be present in the moment, and aware of where you want your focus to be.

That brings us to focus.

For many people their focus is like a bee buzzing from one flower to another, never interested in settling on just one flower. That is perfectly fine and necessary for a bee, but not necessarily perfectly fine for us. Why? Because where we place our focus is where we spend our energy. Where we spend our energy determines what our life experiences are and will be. The energy we spend is the seed of our creative expression. If you mindlessly spill your energy everywhere, you reap the harvest such mindlessness engenders.

While it might not be popular, it is benificial to cultivate an awareness of your own focus, what do you focus upon, how much time to you spend paying attention to the many things life offers you? How many books do you start reading without finishing before you pick up another book to read? How many projects do you start without taking them to the final product you intended to have once the project was done?

To simplify your life, I suggest developing a very meaningful focus, and this focus is the awareness of being here now. What does that involve? It involves being fully present in this moment right now. It involves being fully present in this moment right now. It involves being fully present in this moment right now...

What better focus can you have? Being focused within this moment enables you to attend to those things before you in this moment. This is the Default which Devon speaks of. You really don't have to be determined as much as aware, then gently bring your focus back to center, to here now, whenever your mind begins to wander.

I love you all very much! Blessings to you!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dying - Living...

There was a person who I saw on a YouTube video who said he was dying. He said what it was he was dying from, but he didn’t dwell on it. That brought to mind something else of great value not only to me, but I am sure to you as well.

We are all dying of something.

What I mean by that is eventually, we will leave these physical bodies for one reason or another, that is to say we will each and every one of us die. To my knowledge, no one on this planet has lived without dying, to my level of certainty that we will each of us die some day is very high.

Now, considering that as being factual, many people will become very sad when contemplating his or her ultimate demise.

I want to point out something here: Dying is one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is Living.

Some people spend so much time dying; they miss the valuable experiences of living. Where you put your focus and attention, so there also is your creative energy flowing.

Even with the worst disease, while that might be awful, you still have life. And while you still have life there is hope. And as long as you have hope, you continue to live. And finding a way to live in joy for the moment, of the moment serves you very well.

My advice is be present in this moment, become gloriously aware of the life which sustains you and revel in the joy of the moments life gives you because that is what life is for.

You may spend your life dying, or you may spend your life living. The choices you make in this regard will ultimately have a huge impact on your quality of expression in being.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A short Birthday Card poem


I typically create cards for birthdays and holiday celebrations for friends and family. A couple of days ago I created a birthday card for a friend, and this is the message I created for her card:

Moments pass like the cool breeze on a summer evening,
They slip away without even being noticed,
Yet within them,
Are the joys of life,
To have and to cherish.

May the celebration of another year,
Bring recollections of cherished moments,
And birth new joys which grow and thrive,
Throughout all the many moments of your life,
Yet to come.

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I thought I'd share this with everyone. I hope you enjoy it.