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Using Metaphysical Guides To Help Sort Out Life’s Adventures.

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns, travel on May 20th, 2013 by Sandy – 6 Comments

I often hear people bunk astrology, numerology, and the mystical predictors. It may be true that they are not accurate in the microcosm of daily life, but  I tend to like the macro picture.  It seems to be more accurate than inaccurate. We do exist in huge energy fields and the pattern of energy at the moment we were born seems like it could have some influence on us.  There are always those whom say that there is not scientific energy to give credibility. Yet absence of proof is not proof of absence.

So if the possibilities of harmonious alignments are valid, then what would be the harm in accepting them as so?  I recently planned a two month trip which was influenced by my astrocartography chart.  This is map of Geographical influences based upon astrology. My chart said that favorable influences existed in both Cape Town and Buenos Aires.  If I chose to go to these areas more compatibility and positive enhancements might present themselves. So if I were indifferent to any number of locations on my list and it turned out the astrocartography predictions might be more right than wrong, why not align with the potential.

One of the locations that was advantageous for me was Buenos Aires, sometimes referred to as the New York of South America.  I had a friend, Fabian,  there and must admit that right away that made a great difference.  It was to be my stopover going to and returning from Cape Town. I wanted to see how the city felt.  And as we all know, we simply resonate with certain places .

So what did I find out? read more »

Cape Town South Africa Through Rose Tinted Glasses

Posted in travel on February 23rd, 2013 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

After little over three weeks, I find myself leaving on a jet plane. It has been a mixture of feelings. I reflect. On the one hand the communities are clean, crisp and orderly. There is a sense of pride and knowledge of what makes a city desirable.  Then there are the townships, which I just glimpsed. Perhaps I did not want to know more.

My driver from the airport was young and cheerful. He had been quick to point out all the breathtaking sites  as we approached this thoroughly modern city with one of the grandest natural back drops on the planet. Mountains practically dropping out of the sky into the ocean and of course the natural wonder, Table Mountain with a cap of billowing clouds are just magestic.  Cape Town feels like a city with everything yet on an extremely manageable scale, easy to navigate, inviting and fun to walk.  The crispness of the architecture, touches of Dutch colonial interspersed with modern fusions surprise you at every intersection. The colors are bright yet tasteful. The range is phenomenal. I guess it’s in the DNA.  Long Street offers hints of New Orleans with laced iron work on many of the buildings. Cafes, coffee house, art galleries, clothing boutiques, interior design shops, curio and souvenir shops, you name it.  You will wander down side streets to the open markets of masks, beads, wood and metal work and be mesmerized. Museums and parks are just around a corner.

The city feels rich because it is city where tourists come to visit and those with means, and there are many, have second, third or perhaps more homes around the world and this is one of them. New Mercedes, BMW’s, and Audi’s are common. The pace is casual.

Virtually around a hill you find Camp’s bay with a dazzling white beaches meeting natures sculpted rock outcroppings. Elegant homes, Apartment and condominiums, dot the mountain to sea landscape. It is breathtaking. But there is more… read more »

Why Are We Drawn To Danger?

Posted in Thinking Patterns, Uncategorized, travel on February 3rd, 2013 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

My New Friend

I am in Cape Town now, an exquisitely beautiful city at the tip of Africa. Yesterday we ventured out to a wildlife reserve. Aside from riding around in a partially open vehicle through areas with lions, elephants, Cape Town buffalo and rhino you could for an extra fee go spend time with the cheetahs.

I learned that cheetahs are capable of being domesticated and they were the cats of royalty. Yet, they are wild animals, with killing for survival built into their DNA.  So on the one hand I was attracted to this experience and on the other hand, I realized that this animal in a nano second could do a great deal of harm. I calculated the risk and decided it was worth it. Why? My mind had decided that they just couldn’t be offering this experience if there were casualties strewn about, yet there would always be that chance of  startling or touching in the wrong way, and paying a severe price.

I found it exhilarating to find my arm being licked by this incredible creature, a powerful cat capable of accelerating from zero to sixty miles and hour in three seconds. As the tongue,  courser than any sand paper I have ever touched, worked its’ way up and down my arm and leg, I realized how vulnerable  I was; but also how exciting it felt. It was the thrill of a new frontier, of extending my own personal boundary.

I felt like this experience is the metaphor constantly in front of us for reaching out of our comfort zones and trying something new. It doesn’t matter what it is. It is the idea that we just find that comfort edge and consciously go a little further.

There is the resistance in our minds,  that voice that finds all of the rational reasons not to take a chance. Then there is the countervailing voice that says, “What if you do? How good will you feel for having tried something new.” Better yet, after such an experience, how did you feel?  I must admit that as  I rode home, I thought of how unusual this experience was, it was a first,  and how empowering it made me feel. And perhaps that is why we are drawn to a little danger. If we face it and get through it, we feel stronger and more alive. I am not talking about recklessness  such as riding in a speeding car with a drunk driver: I am talking about a reasonable return on one’s apprehension.  It is related to the fear of embarrassment. The idea that we will look foolish if we fail. But as a friend of mine once said, “Be embarrassed once a week, for you will know you are truly alive.”

Is there  something you’ve been wanting to do, but have  felt resistance.   Ask yourself how good you’ll feel if you do it , and you succeed. Maybe it is time to pet the Cheetah.

Five Things That Make A Great Teacher

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns, travel on December 3rd, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

a longing student

I attended the Miami Book Fair a few weeks ago  and took a workshop in fiction writing.  I chose this topic because our teacher, Colin Channer,  was the great teacher I am referring to above.

So what in my opinion makes a great teacher? read more »

Another Way To Think About The Value of Art

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns, travel on September 4th, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

I have just returned from Seattle where I spent a couple of hours in the mind blowing exhibits of Dale Chihuly, the artist who has redefined what is possible in the medium of glass. The permanent exhibition of the Garden and Glass museum is stunning.  As I wandered through it I thought about how inspirational it is to see the “best.” While art, music, and the performing arts often seemed to be scrapped as the economy falters, the one unknown is what kind of impression good art makes in helping our own creativity blossom, and of course the payoffs for that.

Poking my head in the theatre complex I caught the part of the film talking about how a Chihuly exhibit in Jerusalem had attracted over a million Israelis and Palestinians. For what ever their differences the power of the art seemed seemed to set aside those differences for a higher calling.

I remember being in a seminar with Terence Mckenna once in which he was paraphrasing Plato’s observations that truth, beauty and goodness were one in the same.  From Terence’s point of view,  truth and beauty were difficult to determine, but beauty seemed to be apparent . So perhaps art at some cellular level connects with archetypal patterns that are part of  our deeper wisdom.  Sure seems like we could use that today.

I certainly felt better for having been immersed in this display.

Why You Might Want To Investigate The E.T. World

Posted in Thinking Patterns, travel on August 23rd, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Majestic Mt. Shasta

I am sure by now many of my friends think that I have gone completely bonkers.  But part of what I have been writing about is to check things out personally you find interesting or compelling. I  spent two months in the crop circles in Wiltshire, England and found them quite compelling. Some are saying that up to 80% of them are man made. Exactly how eludes me. I don’t know how anyone can do these things in the dark and get them perfectly executed. But for talking purposes say that 80% is correct. That leaves 20%, a sizable number. I imagined that were I from another dimension crop circles would be the perfect way to begin a dialogue. They appear, some extremely complex, leaving us to ponder the mathematical, spiritual, and message in the designs. Yet they feel benign. Maybe they affect us with archetypal patterns meant to  connect at the cellular level.  I found the most astonishing thing to be how little these creations are really noticed by the locals living there. They are passed off as creations of nutty people.  Yet as we all are realizing by now, these are no ordinary times. Countries are going bust economically. The consumption of earth’s resources seems to be moving at a non-sustainable pace. Democracy as we thought we knew it has  morphed into a contest of special interest groups. It is all a bit insane.  Many of my posts have been directed towards learning to follow our intuition. figuring things out doesn’t seem to be working.  It would not surprise you then to find me, after England ,to be attending Dr. Steven Greer’s CSETI ambassador training program to make contact with E.T.’s  I Would like to say, ” just go to that website and read about what is happening.” I just returned from the week and it was compelling. read more »

More on 2012 Crop Circles

Posted in Architecture, Discoveries, Thinking Patterns, travel on July 11th, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Metatron 3d

On our way back from Oxford to Wiltshire just off the M-4, was this formation.  It took us a bit of navigating to find our way. We finally found it in a very flat field. It was quite large and on the ground almost impossible to tell what you were in. Yet walking inside spending time just being quiet was well worth it.  One school of thought is that these designs resonate with patterns deep in our psyche. So we can receive the benefit by looking at them and or walking amongst them gathering the energy.  Amazingly we were the only ones there. This image was taken from crop circle connector.

Later in the afternoon we were lucky enough to catch the sun shine and walk into this site. It had been mowed on the inside by the farmer as many of them are, but the energy is still there and as my microlight pilot showed me the ground can provide a ghost image the next year with a different crop. It seems that the new crop in the ghosted area has more vitality.  I took this shot from the air while in the microlight.    The shot on the left was also taken and right in the same area. more to come.

view from air microlight

Alton Barnes White horse location

What on Earth is This?

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns, travel on July 6th, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Crop circles never cease to amaze. I cannot understand why more people are not drawn to these wonderful creations. Even here in England in the mother lode, Wiltshire, there are relatively few people drawn to them. In one sense they are like wonders of the world. Even if they are being done by people, the question is who and  what is compelling them, and why?  They are intricate and if done at night, which most  seem to be, how in the world can people make them with no mistakes?  From Crop Circle Connector here is the same circle as seen from the air.  We had to search for this one. A smart phone really helps.  You walk into these wonderful spaces and simply try not to think about anything. Maybe you feel like walking. Perhaps just  standing and gazing.  Or maybe  lying down and shutting your eyes. You are in a special energy. I like being in the mystery of it all. Next step a microlight flight to see these circles from the air. The country side here is idyllic and I do feel at home.  Can’t wait to see it from the air.

Manton Drove

There are people being drawn here with a variety of perspectives. Some have theories and are looking for evidence to support their ideas. Others are simply wanting to embrace the unknown energy: they are not obsessed with who, what or why.  I am drawn here this year because I feel  2012  represents a special energy watershed and the circles might be particularly interesting.

Just before quitting for the day we were told about another formation and were able to hike up a hill to see the following:

Wilshire formation as seen from hill top

It had just appeared. You can see the farmer and his tractor and the relative size gives you some idea the size.

Stay tuned. Would love to hear your comments.

Why The Crop Circles Make Such Perfect Sense

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns, travel on June 25th, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Silbury Hill

Once you have started to seriously look at these designs and then hear the rationale for how they could have been made- by human means in the dark of the night, perfectly without any error you do question humans making them all, especially since many of the designs are so complex and many on over an acre.

From another point of view perhaps it doesn’t matter. They are exquisite aesthetically.  Whether they are instantly created by some other force or they are made by people who somehow feel compelled to do it, the ultimate influencing source, you may argue, is responsible for it either way.

To me the circles  represent communication from a higher intelligence gently and benignly expressing itself in a way we have not completely pieced together. It could be like a jig saw puzzle where every year pieces get added, and ultimately we will get the overall meaning.

These incredibly beautiful and often unbelievably complex formations have not created any panic in the public, nor have they received any really serious press. Perhaps it is  because the press requires neat and tidy stories, which these designs do not offer.  So why I say they make such perfect sense is that a higher form of intelligence would like to communicate in a way that draws the curious and does not panic the rest. That seems to be the case.

Aerial crop circle at Silbury Hill 2012

England is wet and chilly, but exhilarating. I have come to Avebury in Wiltshire and the first circle  found is opposite Silbury hill: it is famous for being the largest manmade hill in Europe. Every year for some unexplainable reason, the majority of circles have appeared in this Wiltshire region.

On the ground you really can’t  discern the design but you can experience the “energy of the field.” I carefully walked  into this simple but beautiful design,  and sat down.There was no dramatic experience but a feeling  of connectedness and serenity: my first contact had been made.

More circles will appear and I hope to get to them.

Inside Silbury Hill crop circle

Better Decision Making From The Pluto Orbit

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns, travel on February 29th, 2012 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

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Just how curious am I? That is what makes life interesting-living life as a question.

If we just tune into the same sources of information, our universe will probably stay pretty much the same. We will think, act and feel much as we have always done. The trick is to consciously seek the new and novel. For example this last week I attended the International UFO Convention in Phoenix. My brother has always lived in tthis world and I said, “Ok, I’ll go with you.”

Your first thought might be “oh just a bunch of weird people on the fringe.”  But you could hardly be further from the truth. Instead you would have met a group of highly educated and curious people. Many who have had abduction experiences.  And as one abductee kidded, they are not interested in just “anybody.” Long gone is the idea of proving that aliens are real and amongst us. The data is everywhere. For example one of the most compelling speakers was Dr. Steven  Greer, a retired emergency room physician, who founded CSETI, the center for extraterrestrial intelligence.You will find this website filled with interesting and provocative information. A much richer and complex story is emerging about what alien contact has provided us scientifically already. Reliable sources seem to suggest that we have the knowledge to build free energy machines, but these technologies are not being revealed. Once you peruse this site and look at the data you may begin to ask, “Why are they here and what is their agenda?”

You might ask, if this is true then why has there not been disclosure? It seems that many reliable people have had first hand experience but events have conspired to keep the information secret. Yet now more than ever the planet needs the technology that has been with held. Of course there are skeptics and debunkers, but my point is that we should pay attention to information on the edge of mainstream and check it out for ourselves instead of simply being dissuaded by naysayers.

More on this topic in later posts.


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