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Archive for October, 2011

Playing Out on Tuesday NightFriday, October 28th, 2011

I haven’t been playing out much these days as you may have noticed, however, this coming Tuesday night, Nov. 1, I’ll be doing a nice long set at Coffee Society in the Pruneyard, in Campbell, CA (www.coffeesociety.com/stores.html). The evening starts at 7pm when Rebecca and Gary Parks (our hosts, www.rebeccaparksmusic.com) will kick the evening off with a short set, followed by Hank Van Buren (www.stragglyrs.com, www.autumnandthefallguys.com), and I’ll be wrapping up the evening. Actually, I’ll be rawking, or lulling, depending on my mood. This is a night of only original music, no cover tunes to try and keep ASCAP and BMI from hoarding the cash register.

I would love to see you and I’d love for you to hear me so come out, have a drink and enjoy a relaxing evening at this great coffee shop.

An excerpt on RealityThursday, October 27th, 2011

Setting the Stage:
Mel and I are taking an online Spanish course. I studied Spanish in college and am eager to refresh my skills since I’ve been volunteering at the Red Cross and they’re in need of interpreters, but I’m pretty rusty. Mel has always wanted to learn Spanish but hasn’t taken any classes yet, so I’ve been grilling him to help him get up to speed and learn his vocabulary.

I was on the phone with Mel this morning while he was driving. We started talking about the Spanish course. I asked him if he’d printed out the next lesson and he said, “Yes, and I started looking at it but I’m not sure that I’m ‘getting it.’ I’m having a hard time remembering the vocabulary.” I said, “Wait, back up. You’re in the process of learning the vocabulary. Stop with the self limiting behaviour. I want you to repeat 3 times, ‘Stop self limiting behaviour.'” He repeated 3 times, ‘Stop self limiting behaviour.’ Then he said, “That was weird, I was crossing the intersection and the countdown on the crosswalk sign read number 1 and the light was green when I started and went right thru but the cars that were next to me stopped even tho’ there was plenty of time to cross the intersection.” “It’s not weird”, I replied. “What do you think happened there?” He said he didn’t know what I meant. I asked him, “How was your glass?” “Half full”, he answered as I heard the light switch turn on. “And how was the glass for the other people?” I asked. “Half empty”, he replied.

You see… I had triggered a state of what I call ‘making the universe happen’ as opposed to ‘letting the universe happen to you’ in him right at an opportune moment where the Universe replied back with a statement of current Reality. That statement was that we create our realities. Science has shown that the body has an autonomic nervous system that regulates everything that the body does. Trillions of messages are sent around the body every second helping us digest food, breathe, pump our hearts, etc., etc.; the list goes on. If we had to think about all these things to make them happen, they wouldn’t because it would be overwhelming. Now, think about the brain, the senses, and the amount of processing that goes on with all of the extra sensory input that’s being processed. It’s no wonder that we easily fall into a state of not being aware that we create our realities because there’s just so much stimulus overload. We allow autopilot to happen and when we do, we lose the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat to actively create Reality. Most of the time we’re in passive mode, overwhelmed until a trigger happens like the above story, or we consciously make an effort to be actively awakened to what’s really going on around us and inside of us.

Mel saw a green light and went thru the intersection. The people next to him saw a yellow light and stopped. What colour was the light, really? There was no light. There was an experience that Mel created so that he could teach himself an understanding about his actively creating Reality. What is Reality? Whatever you create and however you perceive it to be.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

This is not mine, but I like it.

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present &future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.


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