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Merry Winter Solstice Everyone!

I’m excited and happy that I’m alive to welcome the beginning of the next Baktun, the next 5,125 years cycle of the Mayan Long Count Calendar:

The Fifth Sun Cycle.

Many non-Mayans have believed – and cashed in on to be perfectly honest – that December 21st, 2012 is the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. Since Mayan calendars are all wheels or circles, there is no beginning and there is no end as we usually perceive such things – there are nesting circles and spirals and as one era or count “ends” it simply rolls into the beginning of the next count cycle.

Let us be absolutely clear that the Maya tell us their calendar does not end on 21 December 2012.  Rather, a long Mayan calendar cycle of just over 5,125 years finishes, and on the next day a new great cycle of 5,125 years begins.  If you are interested in the fine details, this 5,125 year cycle is equal to the following Mayan units of time: 13 Baktuns, or 260 Katuns, or 5200 Tuns, or 1,872,000 Kin (days).

The breathtakingly harmonic calendar works as wheels within wheels within wheels that keep turning.   The great cycle ending on Winter Solstice 2012 began in 3,114 BC and is called the Fourth Sun by the Maya.   There were three Suns before the Fourth Sun and there is another one coming…the Fifth Sun.

To get more specific, the Fourth Sun actually ended on 16 August 1987, a day marked by the worldwide ceremonial event known as Harmonic Convergence, and we have been in a sort-of 25 year gestation period leading up the Fifth Sun.  On 21 December 2012 we finish this transition period and on 22 December the Fifth Sun is born, a new 5,125 year era that will be governed by a balance of male and female energies.  The Fourth Sun was governed by male energy.” (source)

I know not everyone is as space-happy and starbound as I am, but with my twin obsessions interests of space and anthropology, I for one cannot deny the spiritual and scientific import of the documentation of space-time from these fiercely accurate time-keepers. I’ve ever been open to world views and quests of the spirit from those that came before us. Never do I dismiss what they have to say simply because they did come before and are “ancient” in our linear perception of time. Back in the day, I celebrated the Harmonic Convergence in my own way, and I intend to celebrate this particular solstice in like fashion.

I decided nearly a year ago on New Year’s eve that I would turn on and tune myself during 2012 towards listening and understanding and making sure that I keep myself open to all the possibilities that this new era could bring. Quantum Physics have already touched on the power of human mind and thought and shown us that much of what IS exists due to the interaction, focus and attention of human perception.

I choose to be a part of the endless spinning of planets, galaxies and stars. We are indeed stardust and I try to remind myself of that everyday. That there could be hope for balance, for truth and Awakening in the dawn of this new era brings me comfort and peace.

To at least make the effort to align myself, my pure self, my essence my Spirit, my inner energy with the advent of a chance to renew, to regain, to come home, to settle, to instill within myself the strength of cosmic distance and the intimacy of space and time – well that makes my heart sing and makes diamonds out the tears I’ve shed for us on this little blue-green marble.

I will take my few moments and joyfully greet the sun as it rises tomorrow. I will pace the frigid dust of this desert and give gratitude and thanks as I breath in the crisp Winter air on that morning. I will dance in my own way on the next day on the Birth Day, on the first day of the Fifth Sun Cycle.

“…the arrival of the Fifth Sun will not be an “Aha” moment and that changes will be gradual.  After 21 December 2012 four periods of thirteen years each through which we will grow into the Fifth Sun.

We will have thirteen years of infancy in our new way of being on the Earth (2012 to 2025), followed by 13 years of toddler-ship where we are just learning how to walk (2025 to 2038).

Then we will have 13 years of adolescence (2038 to 2051) followed by 13 years of young adulthood (2051 to 2064), and then we will have matured into our new way of living in harmony.” (source)

I would love to be alive to experience all of those footsteps along the pathway to fully realizing the potential of the Fifth Sun. I’m realistic about my health and the personal choices I make, and some key elements of those don’t add up to me living to the ripe old age of 96. However, I could make some key changes that would lead me to extending my life, and who knows that the future might bring. Our children and their children will be here to experience all of these things and I give Blessings to us All that we might see and live as much as we each possibly can.

As you hold your family tight and celebrate the joys of this special time of year, send out a thought, a prayer – take a moment from the hectic speed of days – and capture even just a little part of the heavenly harmonics that will sustain you and yours well into this New Baktun, this Happy New Era this exciting new age of Balance, Birth and Potential.

Understand that while there might be barriers like the speed of sound the speed of light to us touching the farther reaches of our galaxy and our universe, there is nothing that blocks the way and the velocity of the speed and power of thought and prayer.

When the light of Earth’s star bathes my face and tickles my smile I will send my thoughts my prayers to you and may you feel them and bathe in them like the warm rays of Sol and know that I am thinking of you and love you and that I share with you my Joy, Hope and Happiness for our future.

MyPrayersToYou

Blessings.

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YAAAAY!!!!

I’m so happy and PROUD I just can’t STAND it!!! I’ll let Gabby do the hip hip hoooray split leap I was doing in my head as I was jumping up and down and screaming and yelling and clapping OMG!! YAYYY!!!

Gabby’s final score for the Gold: 62.232

Silver to Komova: 61.973

Bronze to Mustifina: 59.66

(after a tie-breaker with Gabby’s teammate Aly Raisman. boohoo ok I want to know how that worked out, I’ll update here if/when I do find out). [OK update on the tie-breaker] The Russian won the bronze because the tie-breaker combines their top three scores of the day. Her 16.1 on the uneven bars to Raisman’s 14.333 made the the difference.

Gabby WON!!! Just plain FABulussss!! And this coming after putting in such a strong and beautiful performance to help Team USA snag on the Team Gold:

I’m just so thrilled and excited and I was pushing and pushing and pushing with my brain and my thoughts and my prayers and all my VIBE for Gabby to grab that individual all-around GOLD the second I heard she made the team.

And OMG and she DID IT!!!

I just hope there will be scores and scores of little Black girls hopping up on that beam and wishing and dreaming and getting totally INSPIRED by what Gabby has done today.

And done with authority and talent and a beautiful fierceness and determination. She set the tone with her vault and put herself in the lead and never looked back.

Congrats Gabby!! WTG!!!

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Hey Soul Sister

Sometimes I just ruin everything for myself because I’m so goshdarn web savvy and inquisitive and I just have to KNOW everything about everything.

You’ve probably heard that song Hey, Soul Sister by that band Train. When I first heard it burbling out of my car radio I thought awww how cute izzat? Sounds like a Nerdy White Boy Band singing about well.. ME! (Nerdy you say? How so? Well cuz just who tosses in a ukulele into their song? its fabulous! But a tad nerdy all the same IMHO).

So I came to love this song and well just in case you thought I was being silly, the lyrics really do sound like they are uttering a paean to Black women. Some might find that offensive or just a tad racist/fetishist – but I thought the whole thing was utterly adorkable and really you can only bliss out to Drop It Like Its Hot for just so long.

Hey soul sister 
Ain’t that mister mister 
On the radio stereo 
The way you move aint fair you know 
Hey soul sister 
I don’t want to miss 
A single thing you do 
Tonight 

The way you can cut a rug 
Watching you is the only drug I need 
You’re so gangster I’m so thug 
You’re the only one I’m dreaming of 
You see, I can be myself now finally 
In fact there’s nothing I can’t be 
I want the world to see you’ll be with me 

Awwww so cute! So here comes the ruin it for myself part. I just had to google up the song and find out if for real they were singing about well, you know, ME.

Turns out: NOT!
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Why must we be the ones to do all the teaching? I’m struggling through some tough stuff right now and I tell you I’m just plain tired. I’ve asked myself this question often enough during my life and I’m officially figuratively – and literally perhaps too – stepping down from the teaching pulpit.

See its always women who have to do the teaching about how people are supposed to treat women. Its always the brown people throwing multicultural seminars and events. I think its high time and well past the time that those that are doing the mishandling and oppression step themselves up and start taking responsibility for teaching what is the right thing to do.

I know there are puh-lenty of men out there who don’t mistreat women, who don’t consider women to be second class citizens, who don’t agree with policies like unequal pay for equal jobs etc and so on. But that is NOT enough. You need to step up and take it further. It is not enough to simply exist on the side of what is good and right. It is time to actively teach your sons these things and make sure they understand them, and know that they too need to stand up in turn and keep the cycle of education and action going forward.
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And in my heart to be sure. She died way before her time 6 years ago this coming Friday, February 24th. Octavia E. Butler is who I aspire to be like. To have my heart and soul on pages and have them duly and often awarded. But there is only one Octavia and I must find my own way to be the writer I want to be. I can and continue to use her works as my inspiration and of course for the pure unadulterated JOY that comes over me when I curl up with one of her books.

This is the first time I have been able to write and even think coherently about her passing. It all seemed like such a senseless and wierd way for the First Lady of SciFi (IMO) to end her days. And all way way too soon. There has been a hole in my heart for these past six years, and well since I don’t get the luxury of being able to grieve as I should be able to – Teh Bipolar can kick in if I give way to strong emotions ok – I’ve never really said my goodbyes. I guess this blog post will have to do.

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This is my jam right now

Thanks Northern Cree!

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When we did the round dance
You were smilin
To the end of that sweet song
Just like birds were singing
In my mind the whole time

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Truthsense is a word and a concept I got from one of Orson Scott Card‘s novels. It gave me a name for that feeling when I know, absolutely know that something is Right and True. I think we all have that Truthsense inside of us. That moment when things just click together and a big neon sign lights up in your mind with the words: Yep, Dat Iz Da True.

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About January

Prolly should have written this post at the beginning of the month, but typical of My World And How It Is: Things happen when they do. Not necessarily when they spoze-da. C’est la vie, cherchez la fromage and KMB ok? :pppppp

About January

Gemstone: Garnet

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My previous post was a last ditch effort to keep me from completely losing it. It worked for the most part. You know, keep busy, do some research, try to ignore you feel like hibernating for 6 months etc.

Well in continuing on with my personal quest for knowledge, I watched this documentary: GasHole (2010).

I just want to weep for the Tragedy Of It All, I really do. I had known a lot of what this film talks about, but really I didn’t have the whole picture. Now that I do, I’m going to try to work some of the madness out for myself, so I can actually consider sleeping instead of staring out of the window and wondering if we are going to make it.

So this post is a personal journey, but also one I hope you can take with me. But I’ll say it again: Watch, Buy, Rent, Netflix WHATEVER that documentary. What I cover here will only be bits and pieces (the ones that affected me the most), and you need to (like I did) to see the complete picture.

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I’m sick, feverish and generally feeling like I need a vacation somewhere tropical and warm. So to cheer myself up I decided to put together a list of the fabu eco-electric-green-hybrid vehicles that are out there RIGHT NOW for you to check out.

I tried to avoid listing concept cars, because really people: we need this stuff off the drawing board and in our driveways YESTERDAY. No shilly. No shally. Just DO IT.

They are in no particular order or anything, I’m way too miserable for ordered coherence. I’m just saying stuff and posting links if I gottem. You decide which when its time for that new car. Ok.

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Funny Sometimes how things go together. How signposts serve to tell you that you’re on the right path. Or the wrong one.

Where the heck have I been and what have I been doing these past six months?

Funny Sometimes how I’m so not going to relive the past six months for ya! Suffice it to say its not been especially pretty.

I’ve decided to write today because I’ve very tired and Teh Kitteh Catz did the Stomp On Momma’s Head To Wake Her Up At The Crack Of Dawn thing and I figured why not?

So I’ve updated a few things, approved some comments and I’m gonna include a mini-rant here today to kick off a New Page I’ve added to this site.

Mini-Rant: How Netflix Nearly Killed Itself

Some of you may know I’m a huge Netflix fan. I mean really – what’s not to love for the agoraphobic recluse? Movies streaming right here on my computer stream and DVDs sent right to my mailbox in those fabu signature Red Netflix Envelopes. (I swear I’ve developed a Pavlovian Response whenever I see em in my mailbox hahaha!)

I love movies. I say that like I’m the only one on the Planet who loves movies. But its true: I love them the way I love books. And Fam and Friends will understand exactly what I mean by that. However,  I rarely see movies when they come out in the theaters – I’ve tossed my cable TV, the place I would usually see ads for up and coming flicks. So basically I got no clue really. But that’s neither here nor there. At least for the rant at hand.

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Joy, Happiness

 

 

Peace on Earth

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While I might or might not one day reach the pinnacle of poetic stylings such as MutaBaruka, who penned the original Dis Poem, I find that this is the only way I can express myself to today.

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Or to be more paleontologically accurate: From Ida to Lucy.

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Lucy

Those who know me, know how close I have felt to Lucy. What a spectacular find! And now Ida.

Is she “The Missing Link?” I don’t know and I don’t care. She is yet another spectacular find that will open up the study into our origins to yet deeper levels.

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Ida

I’m excited!

A tail and yet… opposable thumbs… human-like teeth… wow! Go Ida!

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