Thursday, August 19, 2010

Words and Attitudes

"Language is power in ways more literal than most people think. When we speak, we exercise the power of language to transform reality. Why don't more of us realize the connection between language and power?"
-Julia Penelope
Words have power.
Choose your words.
Choose to be positive.
Choose to be powerful.
Choose present tense.

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing;
the last of the human freedoms-
To choose one's attitude
in any given set of circumstances...
To chose one's one way."
-Victor Frankl
"You will always make a difference...
The difference you make depends on where, and how,
you show up."
Have I mentioned how much I love my school?!?
I finally have the class I have always hoped for...
always asked for...
always wanted....
But never knew it actually existed.
The class that helps me through my choices in life,
with an uplifting encouraging hand.
I am so grateful.
It will be the most challenging,
in all of the very best ways.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion

"They tell us Autumn's a-comin'
And everything around us will die,
Only a fool believes that he is different
from the birds in the sky.
All those birds' go chasin'
Some better, sunny days
You can't hear them singin'
Cause they've all gone away."
-The Flaming Lips
There are massive amounts of trees/weeds/pollen,
that bloom/pollinate in August every year....
And they want me dead.
But I will prevail.
OH yes allergies...

None the less... I LOVE fall.
And I am so excited for the leaves to start changing colors!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hand In My Pocket

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy,

I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working,
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby

I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickenshit
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet

'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano

And what it all comes down to my friends...
Is that everything's just fine fine


This song came on the radio the other day...
And I realized just HOW MUCH I can relate to it,
right. now.

Love you Alanis.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Northern Lights

About this time last year I saw the Northern Lights for the first time. I was up in Montana, almost as far North as you can go before you're in Canada, therefore when I say that I saw the Northern lights... I mean I SAW the Northern Lights.

I stood outside of my cabin with friends and watch them for a good 30+ minutes. It was one of the most magical sights I've ever encountered. If I didn't know any better, I would have fully believed I was watched UFO's in the sky. (I can only imagine how much it freaked people out before they had scientists to figure that shit out.) The lights would appear in one area of the sky, bright and fierce, shooting straight down as if they were actually touching the Earth; then they would slowly move across the sky in waves and fade away, but not before another beam would magically appear. This was all happening over and over again, but almost never in the same pattern. There really is no way to describe it. And I really wish I had a camera nice enough to capture it.

I bring this up because I just read an article about the Northern Lights being visible tonight. I don't know if we will be able to see them from here, but I will certainly try.
Here is a link to the article (its short):

"The sun erupted on Sunday, spewing plasma..... When the remnants of the plasma reach our atmosphere, they move towards the magnetic poles and go bang, creating famous and bizarre lights at the poles."
[They go BANG!!! hahaha!]

Also, here is a video I found:

I am such a space nerd. I love this shit.

So if you are out and about tonight, make sure to look up at the sky and see if you can find a little something extra dancing in the stars. :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Polarity Therapy

"In using Polarity Therapy we are working with balancing the human energy fields. As with all life (and for that matter all of existence), energy moves from the greatest subtlety and greatest power of the spiritual level down through the mental level and continues down to the physical level where it manifests in its most solid form. On the phyiscal level, where the effects of imbalances and distortions from levels above become most noticeable, it is necessary to work with the energy fields as they relate to the three gunas and the five elements.

The three gunas, Sattwas, Rajas, and Tamas, are the three aspects of all manifest creation and are found in various combinations in all things and in all activities. Rajas is the positive, expansive yang aspect of polarity energy movement; Tamas is the negative, contractive, yin aspect of polarity energy movement; and Sattwas is the neutral aspect from which all energy arises and moves. Without the three gunas, no polarity charges could arise, no energy cuold move, and life as we know it would not exist."

And that is only the beginning.

Learning Polarity is like learning a new language. Or even more intense... it's like learning a whole new way to look at the world. It's expansive, it's in depth,... it's too much to try and cram into ten weeks. In the words of my Polarity teacher:
"You can study Polarity your whole life and still not even grasp the surface of understanding it's depth."


I have a final on it tonight. . . please wish me lots and lots of luck.