THANK YOU READERS!

This is my last post, simply to say thank you all and I hope something I said over the last year gave you pause to reflect on something important.

If you haven’t looked back through the archives of this blog now is the time to do so.  The blog should be accessible for a few more weeks.

I have enjoyed this “fun run,” but it’s time to move on to some other little adventure….what I do not know, but it will be brought to me I have faith.

So Peace and Love to you all.  Follow your bliss, and do good things.

The Opposite of Memory? Forgetfulness.

Since I do my best to post to this blog each day, I often am thinking or positioning my subconscious mind to find me a topic.  Sure, if I just wrote about BMT (check my past political blogs for definition) that would be a slam dunk deal, but since doing that leaves me ill, I have to find topics to counter that and re-balance myself, you know.

I suddenly had this idea that I should write about how everything has an opposite.  The wholeness of everything we perceive has “two sides of the same coin,” so to speak. So I was scratching my head, and then suddenly it dawned on me, that I was merely remembering the Yin and Yang that I had studies so very long ago.

So my forgetfulness, and my remembrance, are in itself the pair that gives wholeness to my memory.  How clever of the universe to bring this to me once again, just when I needed it to write about!

Here is a good link about this ancient and wonderful perspective on the universe:

Yin / Yang Theory

May your mind and life be in holistic balance always!

Another Fearless Texan

Texas has so many African American women to be proud of.  No, the young woman in the photo was not the first Black stewardess.  Guess again.

BESSIE COLEMAN, female aviation pioneer, born in Texas, was doing loops in France when my own father, who went on to be a WW2 bomber pilot, was 2 years old!  This incredible woman definitely had the “right stuff” and was fearless in pursuing her bliss. Regrettably her life was short lived, but she demonstrated for many women who would follow that there are no limits to what any woman can do.

bessie coleman

Here is a link of her story:

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/bessie-coleman

What Do We Do IF…….?

Right now we are up the creek in a wire canoe, IF Trump decides not to turn over evidence records if/when ordered to by Courts.

Moreover, he has no intent of vacating the White House whether impeached or losing the election.  Three things motivate him:  Putin has him by the short hairs; Trump faces prison time; and, ol’ Donald just loves being the star of a reality show and he will try to keep that going as long as possible just so he can brag.  There is no bottom to his morals, ego nor insanity.

So, big problem. How do we enforce Court orders or kick his ass out of the Oval Office?  This would be a real Constitutional crisis, given his hold on SCOTUS and his Justice Department and Senate.

However, I must remain firmly in belief that justice has a higher power.

GRIEVING.

Besides death and taxes, one thing we will all meet at least once in our lives is grief.  I suppose there are humans who feel nothing, and I can’t help but pity them, even the psychos (for had the capacity to feel grief, they might not be what they are or were).  Really if one cannot experience grief emotionally one is missing a foo-foo shaft or gangling rod somewhere upstairs.

It’s good to prepare for grief, even as a young adult.  But of course that which brings grief,  no one wants to “practice.”  However, I still encourage contemplation of one’s own death, for without being able to accept your corporeal extinction, one really cannot live life to its fullest.  Such meditation does require guidance though, to avoid any “road hazards.”  If you attempt such, abide in the comfort that you never die, and you are never born, you are of the universal consciousness.  You are in the stream, and this life is but a vortex, a fleeting one.

Often many youngsters today face grief when it smacks them in the face, as so many lose family and friends to violence or accidents by car or gun, or so sadly, by taking their own lives. Just this week close to where I live 4 high school students died when two cars collided head-on. I heard and immediately felt for the families and friends who got that news.  To get such news is emotionally cataclysmic.  Grief is a funny thing, and each person will find they have to deal with it ultimately by themselves, but not necessarily alone.  Reach out to the grieving with real sympathy; loving notes, cards, poems, songs can mean a whole lot, but accentuate the positive.

Even knowing for months that my late wife was terminal (25 yrs ago), when she died in my arms I was not prepared.  It hit me like a ton of lead.  For many weeks I grieved privately, alone, and the grief took me through a life epiphany.  I found a song by Bobby “Blue” Bland called Angel, and I would play it in my car going to work, and cry my eyes out for 30 minutes each day until the tears left.  Her angel showed me that if I would just give of myself to others, my grief would dissipate and be converted to a thing of beauty. It worked.

I don’t know how to advise anyone to prepare for grief, but I think one way is to store up the joy of having your loved ones in your life now, alive.  That joy will convert in grief, should the event happen, converting to positive energy that will buoy your spirit to the far shore.  Yet these episodes are extremely painful to say the least, but without pain there is no JOY in our lives.  Sunshine and rain.

I had a doctor a year or so ago who had just lost his wife.  He was going on seeing patients, but I had heard of his loss and extended my condolences.  I had gone back to work immediately after my wife passed…..I encourage that also.  We had a rare doctor-patient moment.  He cried a little.  We always think of doctors/surgeons as able to deal with death, but of course they feel, maybe even more than the average patient.  I told him of my loss. And I gave him some advice.  I pray he got through “it.”

Animals grieve.  But humans can carry grief a long time.  After 25 years I still shed a tear now and then, but it waters the Tree of the seed she planted in my soul.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_grief

Trump Colluding with Putin to Rebuild SU

Reagan must be about to sit up straight and burst out of the ground.  Trump’s obvious collusion with Putin to rebuild the old Soviet empire is all too clear.  Wow, we thought Tony Blair was G.W.’s lap dog, but Trump is proving to be Putin’s B_*#* .

Trump reportedly said that Ukraine is really just part of Russia and withheld vital arms they needed to fight Russian takeover of eastern Ukraine.   Gave part of Syria to Russia and abandoned our Kurd allies, 10000 of whom died fighting with us against ISIL. Wow.

And Trump continues to push away from Europe and NATO, in so many words saying they can fight their own wars.

Obviously Putin will try to accomplish as much of his old KGB Soviet plan as possible before Trump is out of office.  Of course Trump has said more than once he intends to stay in for several more terms……and given the lack of viable options Constitutionally to enforce him to leave ……..who knows.