Friday, October 26, 2012

Impatience Dampens the Fire

I live at an 8000 foot altitude, and now, in late October, the temperature goes well below freezing at night.

So I lit a fire in my woodstove yesterday.

The process seemed irritatingly slow. Did I really need so much kindling. (Kindling, yesterday, would have involved crumpling many pieces of paper and going into the cold outside to get smaller pieces of wood.) Did I really need to set my materials in the stove just so?

Well, I did get that fire hot enough in the end (a modern, efficient woodstove functions best within a certain temperature range) but it took a good hour of work—adding yes, more kindling, and lots of blowing on the fire. At least five or six times I walked away, thinking all was finally well—and had to return to work on that fire again.

There was no mistaking this lesson delivered by the natural intelligence of fire. .. "Be patient at the outset. Build your foundation carefully. When you do that, Sibylle, I'll be up and burning beautifully within five to ten minutes, instead of sixty minutes."

Yes, it's a principle that's been demonstrated over and over again through the centuries, and I am near the back of a long line of people who have already discovered it.

And in my experience, it's a principle that's easy to forget in the urban world where I've spent most of my life. Just about everything in that world was done for me by others. Starting things off on a solid foundation was something I knew about intellectually. But even if I screwed up on this concept, I'd still be warm, fed, and have transportation. Now that the stakes are a little higher, I'm really understanding the toll that impatience can take.

In case you're interested, here's a video that took me a long way towards being able to fire up my woodstove with competence!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Going for the Big Time

In the "success culture" of the United States, dreaming big, playing big, and winning big (especially financially) are hyped in a big way!

Making it big sounds so exciting—and I have some big questions about it these days, especially after going through the experience of hoping for a big success with the CD I made, and then deciding to withdraw it.

My train of thought goes like this... the bigger something is, the more influence, even impact it has.

What is the true nature of the influence or impact I might have if I manage to get something done in a big way? Especially when I bear in mind that few things in life ever unfold exactly the way we intend, plan, or hope!

I find that it feels scary to contemplate acting on a big scale and of necessity, taking full responsibility for those actions, no matter how they turn out.

And given that any action has unforeseen consequences, including consequences created by the choices of other people, what does it mean to fully take responsibility when acting on a big scale (or any scale)?

This blog post is about questions, not answers.

For me, getting clarity about what questions I need to keep asking as I move forward gives me more courage to try for bigger and better things. I find that honestly answering the same questions over and over again as I move forward with a project seems to keep it on track much better than thinking I have a plan set and in place.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Rabbit Loves the Sun; Dandelion Loves the Bee


Life in rural New Mexico surprises me almost daily, showing me how many assumptions I have about the other creatures I share the land with.

I was crossing a dirt and gravel road the other day and noticed a wild rabbit sitting almost right in the middle of it.

Just sitting there, in plain sight of any passing eagle or hawk. It was surrounded by gravel and dust. There's nothing rabbits eat growing on the local roads.

I couldn't help but wonder about this situation and so I stopped too, and stood there while the rabbit sat maybe 30 feet away.

Then, as I watched this creature's body language, it dawned on me.

This rabbit was sunning itself. It seemed to be particularly enjoying spreading its ears into the sun.

It was enjoying a nice sit out in the road, getting itself warm and toasty. Maybe that rabbit was storing up some heat for the cool night ahead. At an 8,000 feet altitude, the sun is intense during the day, and then the temperature drops every night, without fail. Not like summer heat waves on the east coast at all, where it can stay very hot for days and nights on end.

We both lingered for a while, enjoying some rays, and then the rabbit, for reasons of its own, which I certainly did not understand, flashed the white underside of its tail as it ran into the bushes at the roadside.

Here's a cottontail doing its thing in California desert: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

About a week ago, I was sitting on my outdoor porch one morning having breakfast. A bee showed up and landed on a dandelion flower close by.

I was idly watching, when a little bolt of awareness shot through me. The dandelion flower was actually moving, as far as I could tell, in response to the bee.

It was spreading itself wider and also angling itself so that it made a nicer landing pad for bees flying in from the direction this one had come from.

My impression was that the dandelion was seriously enjoying this visitor, and several more pollinators (insects I couldn't identify) showed up after the first bee left. Perhaps because of the strong signal the dandelion started broadcasting with the first bee?

I can't prove anything here "scientifically." I know how I felt as I saw the flower and the bee together, and it was a very good feeling.

Like the bee, I also really like eating dandelions. If you're interested in a recipe for dandelion pesto, you'll find it here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One Breath

I met a horse and we shared breath.

A few days later, I opened an email a friend had sent weeks ago and discovered this poem by Drew Dellinger, called "Hymn to the Sacred Body of the Universe"

It starts out with the words,

"Let's meet at the confluence
Where you flow into me
And one breath swirls
Between our lungs... "

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Horse Breathes On Me

I was feeling dispirited yesterday, because of recent developments in my life.

I decided to go for a walk. I find that being outside of four walls really helps when my emotions are taking a belly flop.

And in rural New Mexico, where I now live, I find it pretty well impossible to stay down for long when I go outside. Mountains, big fluffy clouds, hummingbirds, sunflowers growing along the roadside... it's enough to make me want to learn to use my camera! (That's another long story.)

I crossed the acequia (beautiful, rock-lined irrigation stream) near my home, walked across a meadow, and followed a driveway that passes by a horse pasture.

Two of the horses looked up and clearly signalled that they were curious about me. I love horses, so I decided to return the favor. I walked towards the fence marking their space and started telling them how beautiful they were... two gorgeous chestnut horses, gleaming in the sun, one with a narrow, lightning shaped blaze on its forehead.

I guess they liked the sound of me, since they ambled on over to the fence, poked their heads over and started sniffing me and generally checking me out. I started to stroke the one closest to me. It was somewhat interested, then started to move on.

The second horse was very interested, though. It responded to a few strokes along its neck by putting its mouth and nose right next to my throat and treating me to ten or fifteen rounds of the sound and warmth of its breath, exhaled across my throat and face.

I am new to the country and new to horses. My instincts said, no problem, so I stood there fairly calmly, receiving the beauty of its breath with all the presence I could muster. And of course, I also registered the fact that I don't know much about what to look out for when spending time up close with a horse, and its big teeth were right next to my throat. My decision in the moment was to stay for a while.

I was mesmerized enough that I can't exactly remember now who backed off first, but I bet it was me.

The horse and I hung out a little longer from a farther distance, looking at one another. I continued telling that horse how beautiful I thought he/she (gender was not revealed in this encounter) was.

I discovered on this visit that horses have impossibly exquisite eyes! I was amazed by the shape, by the quality of the light reflected by their eyes, and by the integration of power and tenderness I saw in their eyes.

Those horses returned me to my equilibrium, and I was able to take several productive actions over the rest of the evening.

This morning, I searched the web and found inspiring information about the qualities horses demonstrate and can teach us.

I also found this video that brought me to tears through its exploration of horses and the connection between them and the human spirit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CD Withdrawn

Hello once more to all who read this blog...

My intention was to leave all the posts about the Feel the Love, Get the Respect CD up at this blog. (I've been promoting that CD at this blog for roughly the past year.)

However, I have decided to remove that CD from the public marketplace. Over the next few weeks, I will also be  editing most of the posts directly related to the first tracks of the CD so that those posts no longer continue irrelevant information related to the CD.

An emerging theme in my life over the past year and a half has been my growing discovery that from earliest childhood on, I have been involved in mind control and programming. I have only slowly begun to understand the full implications of having had this experience.

In mind control and programming activities, children are tortured and traumatized, in such a way that they cannot remember what happened to them. Some people ultimately start recovering their memories, and after many decades of self-healing efforts, I am now one of those people.

According to my present understanding, the purpose of the activities I got caught up in is to create a fragmented mind and personality structure. A fragmented person can be more easily controlled and "used" for various purposes.

At the time I recorded the CD, I knew I had had a very tough life. I did not know I had been subjected to mind control and programming. I didn't even know that such activities existed. I believe that recording the CD and singing out my intentions that humanity receive love and respect catapulted me into my discovery of the truth of what has happened in my life.

I still think there is a great deal of beauty and power on the CD I made. However, I have also become acutely aware of how the fractures within myself impacted the quality of the project. I no longer feel I can stand behind it with full integrity.

It is time for me to let it go, focus on self-healing work, and eventually bring forth new creations.

If anything I am saying here rings a bell for you, I can tell you that I've begun finding help for the issues facing me at the sites I list immediately below. For the record, I make no profit for mentioning any of these sites.

Here's one of my own practices for dealing with the aggression I've experienced:

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Blogs Are Up and Running!

Hello to all of you!

Thank you for visiting this blog, wherever you may be in the world.

I appreciate your interest, and it is my pleasure to offer you information you may find practical and useful for increasing your pleasure in life.

I'm excited to announce that I've launched four new blogs as of today:

Food & Recipes with Natural/Physical/Biological Intelligence

Healing with Natural/Physical/Biological Intelligence

Creativity & Artistic Process with Natural/Physical/Biological Intelligence

Relationships & Society with Natural/Physical/Biological Intelligence

These blogs can also be accessed through my profile.

My original plan for this blog,, was to focus it on a CD project I was promoting for a time. However, I'm no longer continuing with that project for complex reasons related to my recent discovery that I have been a recipient of mind control/programming, as practised in the MK-Ultra program and others. Click here for more details.

I have edited this blog so that the CD is no longer part of it, and instead what you will find is a series of ideas and musings related to conscious, mutually supportive communion with natural/physical/biological intelligence.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Hummingbird and Pleasure

I went outside to stand barefoot on the ground and do my morning meditations and prayers, albeit a little late today.

A hummingbird whizzed by me and started feeding in the midst of a large mass of flowers.

A spontaneous inspiration arose. I really wanted my body and mind to be respectful of the life of the hummingbird, and I know that my consciousness is still growing towards the place where I am respectful of nature all the time.

I spoke to natural/biological/physical intelligence...

"Nature, I give you 100 percent permission to align my pleasure with the life and pleasure of the hummingbird."

I could feel chronic tensions in my body dissolving, and new aliveness entering many of my cells. (I won't say all my cells, since I'm not functioning at the level of awareness where I can register all of them consciously.) The feeling in my genitals, especially the head of my clitoris, shifted significantly.

My mental functioning changed too, the best description I can give for it is that a new kind of spaciousness emerged around my head and my thoughts.

I realized, "I really want to write about this!" As I was having that thought, the hummingbird came out of the flowers, flew straight for me, and hovered about arm's length away from me, chest directly facing my eyes, for maybe five to eight seconds. (I'll note that according to Karla McLaren, arm's length distance around the skin-encased body is where the major boundary of the emotional body exists in most people.)

After paying me this visit, the hummingbird returned to the flowers.

Amazed, I decided to extend the break I was taking from my regular meditation routine and continue experiencing the new pleasures coming to me as a result of the dialogue with Nature intelligence I describe here.

Several other birds then flew into my close vicinity, and calmly went about their business.

Then I realized that I could do this particular dialogue with natural/physical/biological intelligence every morning as part of my meditations, focusing on a different plant or creature. I'm certain that each one could teach me new things about the varieties and magnitude of pleasure possible on this planet.

I close here, during this writing, with a "Thank you, Nature."

If you don't live near hummingbirds, here's a video introducing you to these beautiful creatures. This presentation gets really interesting, in my opinion, around the three-minute mark, when the narrator starts talking about how hummingbirds are "tough as nails." They're also insect predators, since they need protein as well as nectar, and some species live in arctic-like conditions at 12,000 feet of altitude in the Andes...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Perspective: Your Gift to the "Ecosystem"

Humans have gotten a lot wiser in the last few decades about the fact that the "ecosystem" supports our lives.

I put that word in quotation marks because it's so distancing.

We live on a living planet, surrounded by beautiful living creatures and the living, life-giving dance of the elements.

The word "ecosystem" just doesn't do the reality of our situation justice, as far as I'm concerned.

Anyway... here I am and here you are. We are living, breathing, soulful participants in this dance of life.

Have you ever wondered what you, as a human, can offer to the physical dance besides recycling and feelings of guilt about your consumerism? (I say this with gentleness and a smile, please see this post about the uselessness of self-denigration when it comes to our relationship with natural/physical/biological intelligence.)

One thing that I do every so often is call forward Nature's attention in a certain direction.

If I see a chemtrail in the sky, I'll call the Earth's attention to it, point out where it is, and tell her I support her in dealing with it in any way she chooses.

If I see an earthworm crossing a sidewalk towards the road instead of the grass, I'll reroute it, calling its attention to the grass and soil, where it is more likely to meet its fundamental survival goals.

I've occasionally gotten flying insects out of my home simply by calling their attention to a doorway or open window, via hand gestures and words.

I've dealt with potentially dangerous dogs by squatting down to their level and offering them the perspective that I am not a threat to them, or on another occasion, just telling the dog that was being aggressive what a beautiful creature it was... until it realized it could see me with a different perspective.

Every being in this dance of life has its unique perspectives and just as all the Nature beings can teach us to expand our understanding, we human beings can support the other Nature beings by offering new perspectives to them.

When we immerse ourselves more deeply in this flow of giving and receiving between ourselves and the other life forms, evolutionary progress towards greater balance and harmony of life accelerates, for the simple reason that we are addressing the main anti-evolutionary force on our planet, namely human self-imposed separation from the whole of the life dance.

Looking around the web for a video about the theme of alternate perspectives, I came across the work of Sam Easterson, who put on an exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art called Nature Holds My Camera.

You can see the trailer for the exhibit here:

Monday, July 9, 2012


The next two videos add up to about one minute of play time and put a big smile on my face when I really needed it.

Link here:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Divinity Is Not a Dictator

A friend recently said to me about a situation she was observing, "How can Divinity allow that?"

Out of my mouth came the words, "Divinity is not a dictator."

You are a human being and you have freedom of choice. (If you're an alien and you read, please leave a comment letting me know you're out there! I don't want to exclude anyone!) Divinity is not your dictator. I do believe that Divinity is your ally, if you choose. The implications are vast, once you start thinking about them.

I guess dictators, like everyone else, have a spark of Divinity in them.

And... if they want that spark to grow, so that they could become more like Divinity, which allows every human his or her freedom of choice, dictators of all stripes would have to become less dictatorial.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Positive Thinking vs. Empowered/Empowering Thinking

"Positive thinking" is a major theme these days, at least in North America, and amongst people who want to be "successful."

I am a student of natural/physical/biological intelligence.

What I see in Nature is what could be called "empowered/empowering thinking." However, empowered/empowering thinking is never based on so-called positive thinking. Empowered thinking is based on reality, on truth, and on perceiving the whole of a situation to the best that we can perceive it.

When you observe natural/physical/biological intelligence in action, you'll notice that every plant, animal, and elemental being responds to the whole of its reality, including those aspects of its reality that don't support its survival.

Every life form, including us, must function within conditions that suit our life, and conditions that do not. When we look at that spectrum of conditions from the perspective of empowered/empowering thinking, we will find opportunities to get our needs met in all natural conditions. Realistic humans practising empowered/empowering thinking have been able to successfully live in outer space, in forests, on mountains, on arctic tundra, in deserts, on islands, on the ocean, in swampy areas, and the list goes on.

The picture is more complex when we are dealing with human social conditions instead of natural conditions. Some humans make purposeful choices to do what they can to disrespect and harm other humans. There are social situations in which even an empowered human being will not be able to get his or her needs met.

Animals and plants, to the best of my knowledge, act according to their instincts, with the aim of surviving and thriving. In general, if they attack a human being or enter a human's home, they do so within the context of living their lives to the best of their ability. But a human who physically, emotionally, sexually, or energetically attacks another human or that human's home and possessions is basically one version or another of a "vampire," that is, someone who wants to cheat in life by sucking on the work and vitality of other people, rather than cultivating an appropriately independent relationship with natural/physical/biological intelligence and Divinity.

Vampirism can be unconscious, or meticulously and consciously planned. The latter kind is the hardest to liberate oneself from.

As far as I'm concerned, empowered/empowering thinking in this case means being realistic about the existence of the behaviors I'm calling vampirism, and learning how to work with natural/physical/biological intelligence and Divinity to protect ourselves from exploitation. Truthful, realistic, and empowered/empowering thinking will get us much further in the struggle to free ourselves of vampirism than "positive" thinking ever will, since in my experience, positive thinking generally attempts to avoid unpleasant or shocking realities, and also tends to overlook the reality that deceptive behaviors and words currently constitute a massive presence in our world.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Do You Believe Science?

I read this week about a woman who got cancer in her breast—the cancer was in the exact shape of her cell phone because she kept it in her bra. You can get all the details here.

This news story really got me wondering. Did the woman not notice that she was being injured by her phone? Was there no sign at all of a possible problem until she was experiencing cancer? If there were “distant early warning signs” did she ignore them? Did she ignore them because of distraction and busyness? Because she didn’t think herself worthy of her own attention? Because someone had assured her mobile phones are safe? Because she thought she had no alternative but to keep her phone right on her breast? Or some other reason?

For me, all it takes is five minutes of a wireless or mobile phone to my ear, and I can feel my head heating up on that side. And the heat doesn’t feel good to me. So I use wireless phones only when I have no other choice.

I’m not trying to be superior here. It's possible this woman's cancer showed up with no prior warning whatsoever. But certainly, the rest of us are receiving a potent warning from her situation. How many of us will heed it?

Now if you listen to the scientists, some will tell you wireless devices are dangerous. Others will tell you there’s no real evidence that they do harm.

Whatever they say, I know how my body feels when I use one and that’s 
what drives my final decision.

I am certain that science will never provide all the answers. For starters, everybody’s body is unique. Scientific exploration and experimentation cannot ever keep up with all the possibilities.

Also, science is influenced by many non-scientific considerations. It matters who pays for the science. It also matters what the scientist believes about human bodies and minds, human society, Divinity/Source, and natural/biological/physical intelligence.

I consider science a good source of hints and clues, sometimes even providing a useful stream of information. I will never give a scientist or a scientific study final authority over what happens in and to my body. The final decisions belong to me and me alone, and I usually research science, stories and clinical experiences, and practice reflection, meditation, and self-observation and self-respect to make choices about what I do.

I also take the attitude that learning is always necessary and that I’d better pay attention to the consequences of the choices I make in case there’s more I need to learn to make a better choice.

What do you believe in enough that you would change something 
in your life because of your belief? Why do you believe it?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shameless, Shameful

I've been working with natural/physical/biological intelligence to repair my shame functioning.

I tend to be way too ashamed in some areas of my life, which prevents healthy communication with other people, and quite shameless in other areas, which also prevents healthy communication with other people.

From my perspective of collaboration with natural/physical/biological intelligence, shame is part of my body, like my hands and feet, and my shame has obviously been injured.

The following dialogue with natural/physical/biological intelligence is one technique I'm using to repair it.


1. Breathe with awareness of your breath until you notice how pleasurable it is to breathe.

2. State, "Nature, I give you 100 percent permission to bring my shame into balanced functioning within all my body structures and energy flows, in accordance with my life/soul purposes and my bodily balance and vitality." (Nature knows what all your body structures are... some people emphasize cells and tissues, some emphasize the energetic bodies, aura, and chakra, some people focus on the skeletal and neuromuscular structures, some on the organs... if you just say "all body structures" Nature will cover all the bases!)

3. Sit quietly, letting Nature do the work, until you feel complete. State, "Thank you, Nature."

3. If there's any particular activity or body structure in your life that you feel is particularly out of balance with respect to shame, state, "Nature, I give you 100 percent permission to bring my shame into balanced functioning within [name the body parts or energy flows, eg. sexual energy flow, creative energy flow, the energy flow in me related to my business partner, etc., in accordance with my life (or soul) purposes and my bodily balance and vitality."

4. Sit quietly, letting Nature do the work, until you feel complete. State, "Thank you, Nature." Repeat as needed.

Your life will change.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Where On Earth Are You? And Why?

I finally did something I've wanted to do for years... get an astrocartography reading.

An astrocartographer maps out the relationships between Planet Earth and the other planets in our solar system at the time of the client's birth. To me this type of practice is another way of dialoguing with natural/physical/biological intelligence. The completed astrocartography chart shows a person what kinds of support and challenges they are likely to receive when living in various areas on Earth.

I've decided to relocate as a result of my reading.

I'll be heading first into a zone that's a much more wild/natural area than where I live now, and where Pluto's influence is more pronounced in my chart. According to some of the text supplied with my map: "Total alteration and new directions in life can be taken under these lines. Exposure to, and concerns with death, regeneration and mortality are common.... Personal depth is gained, but what is old and outmoded in life will be stripped away, so that complete rejuvenation and rebirth are possible."

Okay, so that's the next year of my life! Time to get down to brass tacks. I know what I need to do in terms of my personal healing. And I know where I'm headed on the other side of this Plutonically inspired journey...

I'm going to one of my Venusian zones: "Here, self perfection and growth encourage relationship... Beauty, sensuality, luxury, money, ease and artistic interests dominate; self esteem and appearance improve. Dangers lie in consumerism, laziness, superficiality, objectification of people and in an immature, make-believe attitude." 

I want the beauty, artistry, and luxury, so I'll need to avoid the dangers.

I have practice in dealing with danger, though of a different sort than the Venusian kind. I've spent much of my life living under the influence of a Saturn line: "Fierce personal independence and perseverance develop in the face of difficulties in health, power struggles, poor finances and solitude... Challenge, maturity and hard work are met and accepted." Yes, that's a great description of a lot of my life, summed up in a few words! I'm ready for something different, and so I'm going to learn a new language and move to a new country to get it.

Many people offer astrocartography readings. I chose to do mine with Elliot Jay Tanzer. I found Elliot to be supportive, thorough and attentive to details.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"When You Gonna Love You?"

I recently had the good fortune to come across this video made by a Tori Amos fan. At the moment, it's helping me find some moments of pleasure in the midst of a lot of pain...

Link to this video here:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Late, Rattled and Determined

Hello to all of you! Thank you for reading this blog.

I'm late this week in posting.

My apartment has been invaded several times over the last ten days. The people who did this have left behind threatening messages. The messages were related to my singing, and to things I'm doing to spread information about healing and connecting with natural/physical/biological intelligence and the earth.

I'm focused right now on securing my apartment and considering what steps I need to take next.

At this point, I intend to start posting again regularly next week.

Thanks for your understanding.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Intention, Energy, Dogs, Space

This woman is demonstrating natural/physical/biological intelligence in action, and some basic principles of communication with the non-human inhabitants of our planet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


It is 3 or 4 am, and I am awake.

I decide to take advantage of the time by forgiving myself.

Forgiving myself and freeing and releasing myself from those current connections in my life where I sense potential aggression towards me.

I see a few individuals in my mind's eye, and forgive myself for my involvement with them.

Then I turn my inner eye on myself.

To my astonishment, I see myself shackled, manacled, blindfolded. I am seeing that I am a captive. The captive is a sitting duck for those who like being on the perpetrating side of capture.

I forgive myself.

I tell my natural/physical/biological intelligence to reorganize me, so that the captive becomes instead the human being who claims her space, who is competent and able to live free.

Nature goes to work immediately. I am grateful. Eventually the captive me will be replaced by the free me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring and Sadness

All our feelings are part of our natural/physical/biological intelligence.

No feeling is nearly as difficult as not being able to act on the wisdom a feeling is providing.

As Karla McLaren eloquently explains in The Language of Emotion, sadness counsels us to release, to let go, to change away from something that's not working in our best interests, whether that something is inside of us or outside of us.

As I see it, if we want to echo spring's new growth in our own evolution, we will often need a period of sadness to get there, our tears an echo of spring's melting snow and ice. We release those things that don't work for us anymore, so new buds can appear.

I became aware earlier this week that in some past situations, I've been prevented from acting on my sadness, and that reality has hampered my growth.

I do my best nowadays to make space for my sadness and to act on its insight.

Here's two people enjoying the ice melt and the fascinating things water does...

I love that the people filming this scene find the water beautiful. When the person says "It's beautiful" the tone of voice also shifts into the realm of beauty.

You can link to this video here:

On a tangent... I was really struck by the fact that in this video, the people filming they compare the look of the water and ice to something they've seen on a television show, The X Files. At least on this soundtrack, it doesn't occur to them that maybe the visual effects people on The X Files got their inspiration from observing water. Their point of reference here for exploring what they're seeing is something artificial they've seen on television. The approach I think is more useful is understanding that the natural world is most likely the source and point of reference for what gets created by humans on television—and elsewhere.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Balance, Equity, Respect, Harmony... Reprise

From Feel the Love, Get the Respect, Track 2: "And ideas such as balance, equity, respect, harmony, and justice, both between humans and between us and all life forms, may begin speaking to us more deeply."

I was amazed to find this video... an echo of Wednesday's post with the imagery of balancing on a platform... but this time the themes of harmony and respect are demonstrated from the constructive side of the equation, rather than the destructive...


Saturday, April 21st on Holistic Children Radio with Cathi Curen, 12 noon United States East Coast Time. For all the details, please visit

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Balance, Equity, Respect, Harmony... Do They Sound Good, Or Are They Actually Useful?

I was mesmerized by this video which says so much about  the value of balance, equity, respect,  harmony, and justice...

Here's the link:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Morality and Aliveness

For me, love and respect are not words about feelings. For me, these are words about morality and ethics. I am intensely interested in morality and ethics, and constantly explore this area of life.

For me, morality is not a set of rules.

For me, morality is not dictated by religion or society.

I believe that morality works towards the pleasurable flourishing of life, both human lives and non-human lives, when it is rooted in love and respect for each person's freedom of choice.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pleasure and Politics

A few things that lower my pleasure... polluted air, polluted water, polluted and genetically modified food, poverty, war, radiation, and the fact that whole societies on our planet starve. Also, social and moral codes that ask me to be dishonest about who I really am and interfere with my adult freedom of choice.

Anyone who takes pleasure seriously, and pursues pleasure that is strengthening and enlivening to the body rather than addictive, will find themselves politically engaged, in some way or another.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

What Do You Think About Pleasure?

What do you think and feel about pleasure?

Do you feel discouraged, because the place you live, the society you are in, or the amount of money you have makes it hard for you, or even impossible, to have the pleasure you'd like to have?

Do you think pleasure is something that happens in the afterlife, if you have been good while living on Earth?

Do you think that earthly pleasures are illusions, distractions, or both?

Do you think that the pursuit of pleasure is immoral?

Do you pursue pleasures that, in the long run or the short run, damage your body and spirit, and make you feel less alive?

Do you even know what feels pleasurable to you, and what does not?

Do you know what it would take to create more and more pleasure in your life over time?

Knowing even a few of the answers to these questions would help you team up with natural/physical/biological intelligence to create more pleasure in your life, right here and now.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fear Is Not the Enemy

Anything that you haven't experienced before (at least in rough outline) can feel scary.

That's a normal and natural response, and it's been put in place in your physical realty by natural/physical/biological intelligence to help you survive.

Fear says, "Pay attention!"

If you try to ignore or pooh-pooh your fear, your ignoring and pooh-poohing natural/physical/biological intelligence itself. Pay attention to the alert produced by your fear, whether the thing that's catalyzing your fear is inside of you or outside of you. 

If you pay attention, if you don't ignore your fear, you'll learn something important, either about what's inside of you, what's outside of you or both. Guaranteed.

Here's an a to z list of fears that are trying to teach people something!

And a comedy sketch about our fears...

The link to this video on youtube is

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nothing Is Happening


The word "nothing" is really just a figure of speech. If absolutely nothing were happening, you and the planet would no longer exist.

When it comes to communing with natural/physical/biological intelligence, usually when we think nothing is happening, all it means is that we've put our attention in the wrong place, our attention isn't precise enough, or something either more subtle or more wildly different than we're used to is going on.

Note that even when something really big or major is going on, if it's different enough, we can miss it. 

Our paradigms hugely influence what we are able to perceive.

Be prepared for nothing... by eliminating nothing! Notice to where your mind wanders. Notice changes in your posture. Notice subtle shifts in the way you feel. Any of these things might be related to doing a dialogue with natural/physical/biological intelligence... or not!

The only way you'll find out what is what is by noting everything (instead of mentally asserting the concept of "nothing," mentally assert the concept of "noting")  and then over the coming minutes hours, days, or weeks, notice what occurs to you, what insights or thoughts come to you, about what you have noted.

Here's a music video I found quite powerful, for a song called "Nothing" by a band called A. I can't embed it, because embedding has been "disabled by request."

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Re: Nanotechnology, or This Could Save Your Life, Part 3

Something called nanotechnology (very small technology) is being used to introduce newly synthesized life forms into our bodies. This process is happening globally, and if you ever go outside, it's likely you've been exposed to mysterious new entities that take up residence in our bodies and replicate within our physical being.

To read the rest of the post, please go here...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

As The Arrow Flies

Natural/physical/biological intelligence has enormous power. 

And—it respects you.

So if you want to consciously experience natural/physical/biological intelligence in action in your body, you must make space for natural/physical/biological intelligence to act.

You make space by not making a whole bunch of conflicting requests at once.

Instead, you make one request, or intend one thing, and notice what happens.

I frequently liken this process to shooting an arrow. 

You take aim and pull the bow. 

Your time of great, focused effort is over once the arrow flies through the air, no longer under your control. You watch it fly. You learn about how to do better next time from watching what the arrow does this time.

This video (1:56) of an expert archer in action got me so excited I applauded in front of my screen... the really big deal happens at about the minute and a half mark.

Here's the link:


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Turn Addiction Into Creativity

When we're addicted to something, whatever it is that we're addicted to is labelled "addictive." 

We're less likely to notice how we have manipulated the physical/natural/biological world to create something that is able to give us an addictive experience.

Since Nature intelligence respects our choices, it is possible for us to turn all kinds of plants, substances, places, and experiences into addictions.

When we do this, we oppress ourselves, and we oppress natural/physical/biological intelligence.

Natural/physical/biological intelligence is on the side of life, and left to its own devices, will always support the flourishing of life. 
Natural/physical/biological intelligence would rather not be forced into an addictive structure, because addictive structures don't support the flourishing of life.

Here's a dialogue you can do with natural/physical/biological intelligence to move towards transformation of addiction and turn your compulsions into creative self-empowerment.


1. Bring your attention to your breathing until you are able to feel the pleasure in breathing.

2. Now bring your imagination to whatever it is you're addicted to, keep breathing, and let yourself feel the feelings that come up for you around this substance or activity.

3. Then state, "Nature, I give you 100 percent permission to show me, vividly and clearly, how [name the substance or activity] wants to interact with me for our mutual creative empowerment."

4. Sit quietly, without making mental expectations or assumptions. Something (images, words, smells, sensations) may come to you now, or they may occur to you later, You might have a dream about the issue, or a synchronicity event might bring you information. If you're like me, you might have your aha! moment while showering, washing dishes, or just walking along.

5. When you feel complete with the process outlined in Steps 1 through 4, say thank you to natural/physical/biological intelligence, and thank you to your addiction for what it has to teach you. Also thank the addictive substance or activity for its willingness to share its wisdom with you.

6. Repeat this dialogue as often as needed to attain full resolution for yourself. You'll know you're on your way when you start receiving more and stronger creative inspirations—and you are more capable of acting on them than you were in the past.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Natural/physical/biological intelligence denies nothing. It doesn't operate like your human mind, which usually takes its sorting and patterning abilities too far, and ends up hiding, stuffing, rejecting, and lying about large swathes of what is really present.

When you team up with natural/physical/biological intelligence you'll find yourself discovering more and more of what's actually true for you. This can be a shocking experience that tempts you into addictive behaviors.

So, if this happens, be gentle with yourself.

What can you do to support yourself as you experience influxes of truth?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Truth and Addiction

Addiction can serve many functions in our lives.

One of its roots is the attempt to escape our own experience.

We attempt to escape our own experience when we don't have the skills to handle our experience well.

Some experiences require us to have a very high level of skill before we can handle them well.

So if you're addicted (and a lot of us are), I hope you'll give yourself a break—stop worrying about how bad you are and start realizing that if you really want to move past addiction, you have major learning ahead of you.

Learning to handle our real experiences in ways that really empower us takes time, effort, and the willingness to move forward by trial and error. When we're truly empowered, quitting will mostly take care of itself. 

When I searched "smoking" on, I found this video. This young woman mesmerized me—her expression of what's tough for so many of us is raw and uncensored...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Imbolc—The Sun Returns!

Today is Imbolc, one of my favorite holy-days of the year. After the long nights of the winter solstice season in the northern hemisphere, where I live, Imbolc marks a turning point. There's now enough sunlight to spark hormonal upsurges in our bodies. Hormones, in turn, stimulate the brain. For me,  it's rare that a year goes by without Imbolc bringing me important new insights.

In honor of Imbolc I've uploaded two more of my friend Aleah's beautiful photos of the sun (not photoshopped or altered in any way), taken in the Montclair, New Jersey area where I live.

Below, you'll also find a song about the sun, and a short clip of NASA's translations of the sun's emanations into audible sound. 

Wishing you warm, sunny days ahead!
Photo by Aleah Williams

Photo by Aleah Williams

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Calling a Spade, a Spade

I've heard people who are being "spiritual," as the phrase would have it, say that the world is perfect, that all is "unfolding as it should," or "as it is meant to be." They explain that things don't look perfect because our perceptions and assessments are faulty, rather than with how reality is.

I disagree. 

I think that pain is painful.

I think humanity has made a lot of significant mistakes.

We're suffering as a result, and the other life forms are suffering too. In fact, we are in the midst of unprecedented species extinction... one of the greatest, if not the greatest, mass extinctions in the history of our planet. The cause of all this death is none other than—us! How human society currently organizes itself, and how we relate to one another and to the other life forms, is basically causing what is termed a mass extinction event.

I spent years during my twenties asking myself what the meaning of suffering could possibly be.

One day I realized I was missing the boat with that question... I started off with the premise that suffering must have some kind of inherent meaning. But now I think that suffering doesn't have an inherent meaning, rather it is a signal pointing to a greater meaning. Suffering is what we experience when we are in a situation that could be unfolding much more pleasurably than it is. Suffering is a call to action.

Not just any action though. This is where our humility needs to come into play. My view is that any action we take to transform suffering into pleasure must be informed by natural/physical/biological intelligence—or it will basically fail.

We already have more than enough failure occurring on Planet Earth.  

When you spend time observing a tree, a wild animal, a dog, a river, a mountain, an ocean, your own body and feelings, what do you learn about transforming suffering into pleasure?