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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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I’m voting for Obama this time around for many of the same reasons I did the first time around. What are those reasons? (In no particular order, really):

1. He’s a black guy with roots in Chicago, the city I was born in. I can relate.

2. He’s of African descent – Kenyan no less, where I spent years of my life as a kid. I can relate.

3. I’m a dyed in the wool Democrat and will vote that way until my dying breath.

4. The candidate in opposition seems almost nightmarish and yes a bit cartoonish too, like you can’t believe what comes out of his mouth is actually real.

5. I want a president I can be proud of on the foreign policy front. Both Bushes cut a swath of disrespect, hatred and ignorance across the the wide world of geo-politics. Don’t want to go there again.

6. First Lady Michelle. Nuff said. ’bout time we had a FLOTUS with some damn oomph. Last time we came close was with Hillary. The Bush wives? Sitting around in your pearls and polishing the Lincoln China does not a first lady make.

7. Plain and simply I want to stick it to those people who are having serious racial issues about a black guy being in the white house. It would be fun to make them have to confront those issues again for four more years :)
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While my computer (Old Betsy III) was down for the count for awhile, I had plenty of time to think about a subject that has been curling around my brain and my heart for all of my life and becoming increasingly to the forefront these days.

Religion.

And what the heck are we gonna do about it.

As soon as I was able to Netflix again, I treated myself to a lecture from His Holiness the Dalai Lama called Compassion in Emptiness. While I am a Buddhist, I’m not a Tibetan Buddhist, but when the Dalai Lama throws down, I’m always there to listen. I always learn something.

Interestingly enough, this teaching he gave was about how to maintain compassion and achieve inner (and outer!) peace in these modern times. (I believe this was filmed during a 3-day symposium somewhere in New York back in 2011.) I was struck dumb when here was this religious leader talking – with some urgency – about how the secular path was the way to go for us to achieve peace in our time and to ease conflict with dialogue. He was very clear about why he was saying secular instead of the religious path.

You see if we try to have a sit down with people (or someone) from differing faiths, it takes a whole lot of effort and sometimes drama to even get to the starting point of having a dialogue – sometimes never – due to the conflicts that arise – already proven my dears – between differing religions.

So instead if we go the secular route – seeking dialogue, and end to conflict, an achievement of peace outside the realm of religion – we have much better opportunities for success.
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Most of you know by now that for me, it isn’t so much about “saving the planet” but more about saving ourselves. I’d like at this time to take it to the next level. The only thing that is needed in order to make the revolutionary change that is needed for our survival is for each and every one of us to make a very important mind-shift. Once that is achieved, you can go out and spread that mind-shift like a contagion and insure for us not only our species survival but put us back on the path to evolving into our next incarnation.

Because yes, that is the key thing: Due to our current mind-set and the behaviors and actions subsequently taken under that aegis, we have effectively taken ourselves out of the evolutionary running.

The first step is to read the book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Then read it again. Then get everyone you know to read it. You’ve probably heard about books that “will change your life”. Well this is the real deal. If you are able to, make that crucial mind-shift after you’ve read this book.

Here’s a small taste. Most you won’t be able to understand what I’m saying, (and you won’t really until you get ya read on) and that’s ok because I hope that that inspires you to get cracking on that book.

1. Humankind, that is us, that is Homo Sapiens Sapiens is not the pinnacle, the evolutionary end, the end product, the ok we can all stop now cuz OMG we are HERE! (jellyfish anyone?) <–read the book you’ll know what I mean ;)

2. Our destiny is not to own the earth, or conquer nature, or to erradicate, subjugate anyone or anything that gets in the way of our “progress”.

3. The world was not created to be our oyster. Meaning the planet was not created for us to use as we see fit.

4. We were not created to be the rulers of the earth.
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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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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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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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Yes They DID

 

One Baddie Dictator Out,

(na na na na, na na na na, hey hey GOODBYE)

LOTS of Freedom: IN

 

Here’s hoping!

Good Luck Egypt, and Congrats!!!

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Joy, Happiness

 

 

Peace on Earth

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Word Crazynezz

As you know I consider myself a Wordsmith. My definition of that is someone who loves words, the meaning of words, using words, crafting stories with words etc.

I also have “lists” of words that I love and lists of words that I love: notsomuch.

Before I started school again, I knew I would come across many of the words on my notsomuch list. And well I was RIGHT.

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I’m WAY excited!

Thanks to Obama’s back to school/Education Loans WHATEVER thingy I was able to get ALL my courses paid for: WOOT!

I’m studying Health Information Technology and later towards the end of my Assoc Degree I can even branch off into Medical Transcription/Billing.

I’m so pleased!

This is going to allow me to (finally!) get a gig that is on the cutting edge of what’s needed. Since the health care industry is going to be revamped with an eye on high tech and digitizing information.

What’s not to love?

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The End Result

Been doin a lot of thinking lately. Usually I think a bit, then write a bit and so on. But I’ve been thinking a lot, and writing notsomuch, but also reading a bunch too.

What I’m trying to figure out is really nothing new:

How in the sam hill did we get to where we are now, and what the heck are we going to do about it?

I fear to tip my hand in this post, but you know what, I don’t really care if I offend. The time for sitting idly by and being polite and politically correct has long since passed.

We are at a point in our human history where it comes down to live or die.

I’m pretty sure it wasnt the polite fish who hauled itself out of the ocean and decided to take a stroll on the beach. Just saying, like. Live or die. Live or die. Live or die. Evolve or drown in the sea of forgotten history.

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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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The shooting at the holocaust museum and the subsequent reactions have reverberated around the world and back again. I had some pretty strong feelings about it myself naturally; and I even chastized CNN for concentrating so much on the killer and notsomuch on the victim(s) and even the museum and what it stands for.

My buddy Rick Sanchez (who’s show on CNN coordinates nicely with my lunch hour) put forth the idea that we should at least focus a bit on the shooter, so that we could learn about what makes him tick, how he came to be able to do what he did etc whatever; I guess so we might educate ourselves?

Ok, no see. First of all. America has a pretty sick history with glorifying our bad guys. I just did not want to see this idjit getting equal press with the good guys. Especially because his life was initially saved by Black EMTs and though listed as being in critical condition, he just might pull through to reap the benefits of a higher public profile. I’m just sayin, like. When and where do we draw the line?

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