can you really stop at just one?
can you really stop at just one?
A beautiful book of moving and intelligent poetry.
This book, by Christy Birmingham, will be available Monday, 15Jul13, exclusively at Redmund Pro.
Trust me, this woman can write some powerful poetry!
C is for… Christy Birmingham
P is for… Pathways to Illumination
R is for… Redmund Productions
Get the book HERE.
Oh YES, folks, the conspiracy wheel is spinning out of control… the “get an education” conspiracy, that is… college, HUNH! What is it good for? It’s good for keeping the unemployed hopeful and busy while there are no (and won’t be) true “jobs” or careers of interest/worth; it’s good for the “educators” / administrators to put their hands all the way into our bank accounts, so we’ll be beholding to them longer than it takes to buy a house. It’s also good for separating the educational market, such that paying $50K to get a BA from one school can do you no good when you want to go to another “school” for your doctorate by adding more education to your handsome list.. Credits transfer between schools? HA!
This attached article (Dear Class of ‘13: You’ve Been Scammed) is ON POINT and speaks to the foolishness involved in our higher education (don’t get me started on k-12!) scam. For decades we have been encouraged to get a better education, so we can get those higher paying jobs, have a real piece of the pie. Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain decreasing real jobs, increasing real taxes and telling us all we have to do to escape the cycle is get a degree and show the world who we are.
I can’t wait to get a minimum wage job at KFC using my proudly earned and time wasting BA! Keep me busy “learning” from virtual schools and virtual educators, so I won’t notice we are still circling the drain.
God Bless America!!!
#CONSPIRACY THEORY, but it’s TRUE! http://ow.ly/lrjjK #theeducationconspiracy #mortgageyoureducation #permanentstudent
C is for… Conspiracy Theory
E is for… Education
Come on in, have a read of Bo Lumpkin’s great stuff… then run right over to RedmundPro to get your own free download to share and spread the word!!! FREE advertising for sharing these Cafe Comics…
Can’t get much better than that!!!
Day 3 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge…
In my excitementI may have forgotten to mention my theme – it will be fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related.
C is for….
Chaos Theory – fractal geometry – finding order in what initially appears to be chaotic.
Cloud formation and Air flow – Meteorology is one of the sciences that benefits from fractal geometry.
Corsage – today’s “C” fractal
Corsage is not in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.
#fractals #AtoZChallenge #digitalart
Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited) ability.
This comprehensive introduction to our ethereal (or spiritual, if you prefer) self. A beautiful explanation of our wholeness!
Originally posted on Chakra Center:
Imagine seven ‘wheels’ of energy spinning in your body along its centerline, from the base of your spine to the top of your head. These subtle energy channels each correspond to different areas of the body as well as specific life situations. They channel energy to where it’s needed, for optimal health and wellbeing.
In many ways the chakras are like intersections in a busy city. They channel traffic, and the traffic grid is designed to keep traffic flowing freely. But as we have all experienced, city traffic can easily become snarled. All it takes is one angry or insensitive driver blocking an intersection, and everything comes to a stop. Traffic ‘upstream’ from the blockage becomes an impassable domino effect of cars clogging the streets and blocking other intersections. And ‘downstream’, the streets are empty.
Check out the chakra chart below to understand your chakras better.
Imagine that scenario in your energy flow. If one or more of your chakras are blocked, they cause disturbances and imbalances on both sides of the flow. The result is stagnating energy that causes poor health, undesirable life conditions, unhappiness and a sense that nothing is going right.
You may have blockages or imbalances in several chakras, but it is often due to one major blockage in one chakra that then affects the others. Take a free chakra test to find out which of your chakras are blocked!
Now that you know how important the chakras are to your overall health and wellbeing, let’s look at individual chakras and the ways they affect the system.
Starting at the bottom of the line of chakras, we find the first chakraor the Root chakra, located at the base of the spine. It corresponds to the physical body and connection to the Earth. Just like a foundation, it is concerned with the basics of survival: food, shelter, safety, comfort and belonging. You can tell if your root chakra is closed if you often feel stuck and sluggish; you experience unrelenting stress because of a belief that you must rely on external circumstances; you may have persistent financial problems and find yourself in a less-than-ideal career.
Just up from the root chakra is the Sacral chakra. This is the seat of kundalini energy, sexuality, pleasure, intimacy, creativity and the joys of life. This chakra is located just below and behind the navel. Looking at the body from head to toe, this is your physical center. If your sacral chakra is weak, you struggle with a healthy self-image; you experience difficulty allowing yourself to become emotionally and sexually intimate; you move from one relationship to another, desperately trying to find “the one” yet lacking the sense that you are worthy of love. Most notably, your libido is very low.
Moving up, the Solar plexus chakra is the center of your personal power. Physically, it is located about two inches below the breastbone. It is the seat of your ego, willpower, passions and ambition. If your solar plexus chakra is imbalanced or depleted, you will find it difficult to take action on your dreams due to a sense of powerlessness and low self-esteem; you have very low self-worth, feel like a victim and often suffer from stomach issues and anxiety.
The fourth chakra is the Heart chakra, the center for love and spirituality. Love doesn’t mean only love for others; it also applies to self-love and self-acceptance. This chakra is located right next to your physical heart – which is why, when you are struggling in this chakra, you may experience heartache! If your heart chakra is weak, you have trouble with giving and receiving love and being compassionate; you hold grudges and become needy in relationships, and this often leads to anger and distrust. A weak heart chakra can be at the root of heart disease, asthma and allergies.
The fifth chakra is next in line. The Throat chakra is your communication center – your voice, your creative self-expression. The throat chakra is also responsible for truth, honesty and integrity. If you are unable to voice your opinions or true feelings; if you are known as the ‘quiet one’ and if you are frustrated because you don’t feel that other people hear what you have to say, your throat chakra is blocked. Throat and mouth problems are common.
Your sixth chakra is the Third eye chakra (or brow chakra). It sits just between and above the eyes and it is responsible for psychic abilities such as intuition as well as your sense of purpose in life. Your third eye chakra is closed if you struggle with finding meaning in life and often ask yourself, “Why am I here? Why was I even born?” You have trouble making decisions and suffer from headaches and tension.
Finally, we reach the crown chakra located at the top of your head. This is the connection between you and the divine. It is responsible for spirituality and enlightenment. Your brain functions and central nervous system are controlled by the crown chakra. If this chakra is depleted or blocked, you will experience loneliness, insignificance and meaninglessness. You may feel a strong attachment to material possessions and achievements (and define yourself according to them) and a disconnect from the spiritual side of life. Headaches are common.
Now, this list of problems can be overwhelming and depressing, if you suffer from more than just a few. But remember, you most likely have a blockage in one primary chakra that causes imbalances in the rest. That’s why it is important to find out where the main blockage is and what caused it. Then, with simple knowledge and exercises, you can become like a helpful police officer guiding traffic at a snarled intersection and restore the free flow of energy in your body.
When the seven chakras are in balance, life feels good and all is as it should be. This small introduction to the seven chakras is just the start to that journey.
The word chakra means wheel in Sanskrit. This is because each of the chakras is connected to the next in what appears to be a vertical line up the body. They also create loops of energy that surround your body. Generally, the 7 chakras are classified from the bottom to top of the head in an ascending manner. Each chakra has a corresponding color that make an ascending rainbow.
(L is for LEGENDS)
TAKE YOUR PICK, FOLKS, AND ENJOY!!!
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
THAT’S ALL RIGHT MAMA
CARELESS LOVE from Dark Tower movie 7:16
I STILL MISS SOMEONE
GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY
T IS FOR TEXAS
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
GOOD OL’ MOUNTAIN DEW
ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS
RING OF FIRE
BONUS VIDS: DYLAN + OTHERS
KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR (VAN MORRISON)
HELPLESS (NEIL YOUNG)
A metaphor is like a simile. -Anonymous
Related: Check out this terrific rendition of Dylan and Simon doing “Sound of Silence“
Anders Behring Breivik , who was 32 at the time, took his personal Crusade, to the street on July 22, 2011, when he launched his one-man attack/shooting spree during which he killed a total of 77 people.
He had written a 1,500 page manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence”, and created a 12 minute long video about his beliefs, both of which he had prepared for distribution via the intern. Before he began his attacks he emailed his Manifesto to 5,700 people. In this Manifesto, Breveik blamed Marxism and the Norwegian Labor Party, for the increasing immigration of Muslims and the threats implied by such multiculturalism. Breveik called himself “a savior of Christianity” and claimed to be a member of the Knights of Templar. For years, he had been active on anti-muslim internet sites. Fueled by his long time belief that Europe was being Islamized on a major level, Breivik’s targets were leftist individuals and groups, like the kids participating in a Labor Party rally, that Friday afternoon. The victims of his one day terrorist crusade at Utøya Island ranged in age from 15 – 20. Breivik was also responsible for an earlier bombing that day, which killed 7 and wounded 15.
On Friday afternoon, July 22, 2011, about 3:00 pm, municipal workers and civil servants felt the blasts from at least one bomb that shook several government buildings in the office complex of the Einar Gerhardsen plaza, in the center of Oslo. It was a scene definitely reminiscent of Oklahoma City, with glass and debris blasting out of windows and panicked office workers scattering in all directions. The police reported that 7 were dead and at least 15 wounded in what was clearly an act of domestic terrorism.
Within only an hour later, Breveik, dressed like a uniformed police officer, invaded a summer youth camp on the island, of Utøya, about 20 miles northwest of Oslo. His targets were captive on this island, which is not a near swim from the mainland. After he shot several people on the island, he started going after those who were trying to escape in the water.
These attacks stunned the country of Norway, normally known for its peacekeeping and diplomatic activity. Oslo is the city in which the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.
Police took Breivik into custody shortly after the incident on Utøya island. Breivik had a FB page, according to police, in which he described himself as a conservative Christian. It also identified him as a fan of the RPG’s including World of Warcraft, Modern Warfare 2. George Orwell’s “1984” was one of his favorite books, according to his FB info.
Living in such a neutral country, for the most part, Norwegians were stunned and felt a heightened sense of vulnerability, after these attacks. Terrorism was immediately blamed for the warlike acts, and Muslim leaders in Norway, strongly and swiftly disavowed any connection to the events.
Breveik called the police to turn himself in after the Utøya shooting:
“My name Anders Behring Breivik. I am a commander of the Norweigain resistance movement. Please could you give me the head of Delta? … Yes, I am at Utoya, I am a person who wishes to surrender. Knights Templar is the name of the organisation but we are part of the anti-communist movement. I have just carried out an operation on behalf of Knights Templar Europe and Norway.”
As of today, Breveik’s sentencing has not yet been decided. The worst sentence he could receive is 21 years in prison. Norway does not allow for the death penalty in their courts. Since he has admitted the offenses, the issue pending is his sanity. Depending on the outcome of that trial, his sentence will be handed down.
Sourced from and Related:
Jennifer Ball: Massacre in Norway by Gunman Anders Behring Breivik
Elisa Mala and David Goodman: At Least 80 Dead in Norway Shooting
Anders Behring Breivik:Biography
Breivik: 2083: A European Declaration of Independence