Monday, June 04, 2007

Again?

Yet another bridge. Careful. This one requires balance. We're almost there. Nice place here. Maybe we'll have a snack.
Illustration by Juli Kangas

30 Comments:

Anonymous chrispito said...

O, balance balance, I need you so!

4/6/07 8:45 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Arms to the side. One foot gingerly in front of the other. Breathe evenly, and:

Relax.

Relax.

Relax.

And if that doesn't work, make the fastest beeline you can and imbalance won't have a chance.

It's doable.

4/6/07 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Speaking of imbalance, mine is going away. :o)

4/6/07 3:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yeeeeaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

4/6/07 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I appear to have a good physical therapist. Plus, a couple of times I felt like it was coming on, so I talked myself out of it with some deep breathing and some affirmations.

I'm confused... what's this about the real world disappearing?

4/6/07 3:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Let me update you joe. It's quite fascinating.

But first:
Plus, a couple of times I felt like it was coming on, so I talked myself out of it with some deep breathing and some affirmations.

This is exactly how I deal with it. Pure will. And it works. It's a question of being pulled away from the self, so I'm learning little by little not to be pulled off balance all the time.

Last Fri. a Google spam robot locked my blog from publishing. They admit the robot is not on top of things.
I was correcting a typo in the Dream World post and couldn't get it back in.

Below is a rundown of the transits in Amazing Astrology, that were behind this, and I'm going to follow up with another post since it was so illuminating an event.

Very interesting that the music room and dream world got snatched with the Saturn-Neptune going on. That's what the post was about. But I knew the reality police would fail. They've got to tune up their futuristic goon squad to fit into Neptune in Aquarius.

It's pure delight to share all these metaphysical experiences.

4/6/07 3:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Because of the Neptune and my Uranus, I found a way around the lockup. That was great fun. I'm famous for beating the system, which will come in handy when Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Cap.
If I ever get public acceptance it will be the biggest system defeat of my life!

And this will interest you. I checked in with the Help groups and found so much fear, anger, and hysteria, that absolutely no one had the presence of mind to figure out the simple solution.

4/6/07 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

That does interest me, hugely. Fascinating stuff.

Remember when you were saying that we have the gov't that we have simply b/c people want to be taken care of? I realized the other day that this extends to our food. People want someone else to do the hard work of preparing and cooking, hence all the pre-fab foods available nowadays. It will take a tremendous shift to move away from the insta-food mentality and start thinking ahead to what you will need to thaw, pick, soak, or ferment for the next day or so.

4/6/07 5:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Could not agree more joe. when I decided not to eat out anymore, my relationship with my body changed.

The insta-food mentality is pervasive and applies to many areas of instant gratification.
The baby food is horrifying. It starts there, when mothers buy that crap rather than processing fresh food. It's really so easy, too, with the food processor.

With our 4 Cancer planets in this country, the parental approach to governance is natural. But this is where it has led. To the biggest baby for a president even a novelist could have imagined.
Pluto in capricorn will sort things out. The food problem is basic, and I do think the local emphasis will help. But still, the underlying insecurity is a long way from resolution.

The part that always struck me as absurd was how people fill their grocery carts with food then wait at the ckeckout line reading the mags which talk endlessly about starvation and the weight of their movie stars. What an approach to their bags of nourishment(?).

4/6/07 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I had a renter once who was so lazy he couldn't be bothered to make a darn hamburger. Instead, he would buy these pre-made burgers, bun, cheese and all, wrapped in plastic, that he'd nuke when he wanted one. When he got rid of the microwave, he pitched a fit.

Then we got rid of him by asking him to move out. He was the biggest drain on my energy I ever met but I'm grateful he was here b/c he taught me how to be assertive with irritating people. I don't tolerate that stuff anymore, thanks to him.

4/6/07 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

oops. I meant, when WE got rid of the microwave,he pitched a fit.

4/6/07 5:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm a great pea, bean, and lentil lover. The last two times I cooked them I let them simmer twice as long as I usually do, and boy, was I rewarded. The best cook I've ever known cooked more slowly than anyone. This is the key. The reverence for what is just about to happen.

People naturally equate speed with excitement, and judging from the anti-depressant mania, the country is lacking joy and enthusiasm, a Sagittarius birthright. Maybe it will come over time after Pluto finishes.

I understand the need for excitement, but what I don't get is why this is associated with food intake. The clamour of the commercial kitchen, the screaming crowed, the loud music, everything competing with everything.
It doesn't make sense with eating.
Food is comfort and pleasure, as a mother embraces her infant and finds a moment of quiet for feeding. What happened to this instinct?

4/6/07 5:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Would you believe this? I have never once used a microwave oven.

4/6/07 5:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Then we got rid of him by asking him to move out. He was the biggest drain on my energy I ever met but I'm grateful he was here b/c he taught me how to be assertive with irritating people. I don't tolerate that stuff anymore, thanks to him.

Yessir!

4/6/07 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I don't know what happened to it, but Slow Food IS making a comeback. Further, people are rediscovering what ancients seem to have known: you must soak and sprout seeds and nuts before you eat them. Eating them raw is tough on the system b/c of the natural chemical coating that covers each seed or nut, preventing spoilage or premature sprouting. Fermenting vegetables like cabbage renders them easier to digest. Cooking legumes slowly makes them digestible and tasty. For generations, women had a pot of beans simmering slowly. Now we open a can of beans swimming in a salty liquid--bleah!

Like my former renter would whine: "It's too much work!"

4/6/07 5:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The tragedy is when the basic act of life, nourishing the self, is associated with so much pain. The effort to not do it. What on earth went wrong?

4/6/07 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I got my SO to ditch the microwave with some difficulty but I did it. :o)

Did you know the Soviets banned microwaves for many years, due to research that shows the ill effects?

4/6/07 5:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Slowness is the only way to savor experience. Food is all about taste.

I bought some sprouted wheat bread last night. Very tasty.

4/6/07 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I ask myself that often. I expect it's due to the seduction of modern life. Fortunately, we have gadgets like the food processor to make things a bit smoother and quicker, that don't denature or distort the food itself.

4/6/07 5:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Did you know the Soviets banned microwaves for many years, due to research that shows the ill effects?

Did not know.
I've never been attracted to them. I use my little toaster oven for everything. I want my heat to be hot.

4/6/07 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

We have Grandmother's cast iron pans and they make everything taste so much better. All that is old is new again, and such things really appeal to me.

4/6/07 5:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

seduction of modern life.

That's food for thought.
What is it we really crave?

4/6/07 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

The Soviets knew a lot of things that the American scientists ignored or dismissed. The mentality is so much different, and I wonder if this is another reason the Soviets were so demonized by the American powers during the Cold War.

4/6/07 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

For example, some Russians tend to be receptive to homeopathy. Look how dismissive the medical establishment has been toward it.

4/6/07 5:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

All that is old is new again, and such things really appeal to me.

The circular path.

All the time saving devices of modern life and what's the biggest complaint?

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME

4/6/07 5:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

homeopathy is dismissed by many cultures.

But I'll tell you. I was in the soviet Union and the food was practically inedible.

4/6/07 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

LOL, aint that the truth, about time.

4/6/07 5:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Amazing joe, about time, and the disconnect in general.
So glad you're up and running. Be back soon.

4/6/07 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I suspect my fascination with "all that is old is new again" has a Saturnian element as well as a Uranian one.

4/6/07 7:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Good point. And next election has a Saturn-Uranus opposition, exact, 18 degrees. That should be interesting.

4/6/07 9:11 PM  

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