Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Do you believe in Magic?" Loving Spoonfulls and The Eye of Mordor? J. R. Tolkein

After another week of "sitting" meditation, work, rain at night, soft rain in the morning, tending plant starts, healing sunwarmth and exposure to ideas and opportunities, I'm compelled to share; to plant more seeds in perhaps more fertile soil?!  Do you feel overwhelmed at times by what you hear, see?  Are you sometimes confused as to whether the evil you sense to exist comes from inside you or outside of you?  Do the boundaries of your mind blur?  Does this blur create a unique space that at times feels painful, yet at other times feels exhilirating?  Where's your energy level?  How does your energy level correspond with how you feel?  Do you at times feel powerless and unable to make a difference vis-a-vis the larger and entrenched powers that be and that constantly bombard us with messages of conformity, fear and subservience?  Do you let yourself play?

I was working the soil recently.  It was a calm and sunny morning.  No wind.  As I turned over quack grass sod and exposed earthworms and insects, Henny Penny II and the more cautious hens ate them.  Chickens will eat only so many earthworms, then stop.  Interesting?  I clucked occasionally to assure the hens I meant no harm.  They seemed to need the assurance.  If I didn't cluck; they would drift away.  As I said there was no wind and the sun warmed my back and other exposed body parts.  (smile)  We're enlarging the garden by turning over sod to the east of the existing garden spot.  The ground grows knee high grass in summer and the snow-flattened grass covering the spot rustles in the wind.  My head down, on all fours, I was patiently pounding all the dirt from a piece of sod when I heard the grass move.  I looked up and some twenty feet away a mini tornadoe of wind spun in a vortex.  I decided to move with it.  I stood up and spun in the same direction it was turning.  It approached and for a moment we spun together, then it drifted off across the garden whistling through the deer netting.

There's a place in Virginia where you can attend workshops on how to connect with garden devas.  I suppose there are all kinds of places you can go to learn "how to".  A garden deva; what the hell is that?  I suppose if you wanted to you could see them as gnomes or faires?  Trolls even.  I like to think of them as forces.  I'm tired of thinking in ways I was taught to think.  Maybe too I've always been mistrustful of the ideas of how things work?  I see a connection between ideas and the products of those ideas.  I'm mistrustful of simplified ideas and what they produce.  Most people wouldn't think that modern science is simple, yet the avant-guard ideas of science, the best science available, is telling us quite a different story from what "mainstream" science is telling us and producing.  Advanced science is telling us that we live in a conscious and creative universe and that we, as one of Earth's most highly developed conscious species is co-creative.  Are you even more ready to play now?

I woke up to a misty, Flathead morning.  We're being blessed with rain at night and partial to full sun during the days.  Plants like that and so do I.  My eyes feel moist.  My skin soaks up the wet like a sponge.  It misted as I stretched on the deck facing east this morning.  A flock of red-winged blackbirds shrieked and warbled.  It was difficult to sit and be silent.  I had an abundance of energy.  Rosie curled up at my feet.  I could see a chambered nautilus, then his supple spine coiled.  His tail wrapped snuggly around his nose, then the mathematically imprecise series of Fibonacci numbers.  Squares of different sizes, numbers of apparent relationship?

Kinesiology.  As you pick out a garden spot and you wonder where to put the compost pile, where to plant the garlic, chives, corn...etc.  Where should I put the water feature?  What plants should I put in the garden just for the benefit of wasps, bees, and other insects...and where should I put them.

If you are right-handed:  Place your left hand palm up.  Connect the tip of your left thumb with the tip of your left little finger (not your index finger).  By connecting your thumb and little finger, you have just closed an electrical circuit in your hand, and you will use this circuit for testing.  If you are left it with that hand as I just explained.  To test the circuit (the means by which you will apply pressure to yourself) place the thumb and index finger of your other hand inside the circle you have created by connecting thumb and little finger.  The thumb-index finger should be right under the thumb-little finger, touching them.  It will look as if the thumb-little finger are resting on the thumb-index finger.  This is the testing position.  Ask yourself questions you already know the answers to and observe how it's more difficult to separate your thumb and little finger than it is to separate them when you tell an untruth.  Use this technique while in the "garden" before you undertake to make a change.  Perhaps nature spirits will help you along the way?

It's time now for me to construct a fence.  Have a great day and remember...keep your fingers together!!!!