|Snorre's teddy was left outside in the storm so he'sitting in the sun to dry.|
|Snorre is inspecting his kingdom|
|I try to walk barefoot in the garden as often as possible.|
|Providing shade in the garden is important.|
|Walking in soft cushiony grass.|
|I planted cherry tomatoes this year and so far it's been very productive.|
|Every morning I pick a handfull of cherry tomatoes|
|These bell peppers are so firm and crisp|
|A different sweet pepper, pairs good with oil and vinegar in my salad.|
|Strawberry crop is tapering off, but the tomatoes are in season.|
|Parsley from my herb garden.|
|Flowers for mothers day|
Friends come and go. It's just the fact of life and we can't stop it. But studies show that interacting with other people is important for good health and longevity. It's more important for longevity than exercise. There was a time when people just stopped by to have a cup of coffee, but this is totally gone as most people are too busy to visit. Still I make an effort to talk to someone, even a stranger, every day. FaceTime has become a great way for me to communicate with family overseas and when hubby travels. But technological gadgets can't replace the power of being touched by another human, physically and mentally.
Lately I've been lucky to go to 2 concerts with the Houston Symphony. The first was accompanying a friend to listen to Broadway musicals. The second was with hubby for trumpet player Chris Botti. We made an evening out of it with a dinner at a downtown restaurant before the concert. May 5th I went to another venue with my daughter to listen to Celtic Women. Watching the musicians preforming live is impressive. Dedication, imagination and creativity can really take humans to high levels of achievements. The energy and feelings that music can awake in us is very powerful. It brings memories, dreams, thoughts and emotions up to the surface. These feelings are often suppressed in our busy stressful lives. The basic needs for survival are generally filled every day so people are seeking spirituality in many forms. A multi-dimensional life is fulfilling and exciting.
|Celtic Women concert in Sugar Land, south Houston|
|Attending the concert with my daughter, making memories|
The next movie on YouTube is called "Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?" This is something I am now spending time exploring. The first part of the movie talks about energy and different not utilized energy resources. I find this very fascinating because as I've been locked into conservative thinking, not paid attention to this powerful aspect. In my blog of November last year, I mentioned 2 books on meditation and yoga that both talk about energies within us that can transform us. The tibétain munk, Mingyur, was recently part of a scientistic experiment where his brains energy was measured during meditation. (https://www.lionsroar.com/how-meditation-changes-your-brain-and-your-life/). Because of their exceptionally ability to reach levels of gamma energy, the meditators are in a higher state of open and rich consciousness then normal. Intentional control of our brains activity could help all of us.
Sadhguru mentions that space is the most powerful of all elements. I am trying to understand what that means. Physical matter only makes up a fraction of the world around us, even an atom has more space than matter. We're so focused on material things, that we tend to forget the other elements that is more meaningful for our lives. Just think of all the energy in natur working to keep us alive, making your blood flow, keeping your temperature right, making breathing possible. The universe consist of a vast space of black matter and energy, but we can't see it, we're focused on what we can see, feel, hear and taste. These planes of subtle energy have been known to the East for thousands of years. According to the film producer, Foster Gamble, Dalai Lama loves spending time with western physics: "because they are finally starting to get it". Chinese and Indian cultures have used energy healing for centuries. Acupuncture can sometimes cure back problems a neurolog can't fix. Modern medicine now confirms the body has vibrational frequency. Higher frequency results in better health, while lower frequency in the body is prone to disease. We know stress can affect this energy; several things like music and meditation or prayers can help the body's energy in healing. Western doctors admit that just touching a patient and listening to the heart and lungs is just as important as reading all the lab reports.
|I believe there's more energy in the world than we're aware of, some is even healing energy. Love is one we need to cultivate. To be touched by life.|
As human beings we all try to live a good life and seek improvements and higher goals materialistically or spiritually, but if we're being manipulated we'll always be slaves of the system. What you believe will become your reality. When you say: "I don't know" your wings will spread and you'll tap into the resources of your mind and the possibilities of growth. It can change who you are. In yoga it's called Mukti and it means ultimate liberation and enlightenment, like the meditating monks that use their brain much better than any of us.
Science tells us the subconscious mind dominates 97% of our lives. We only access a small percentage of our brains capacity. Your subconscious mind will respond to what you feed it consciously. Are you letting your consciousness unfold? Imagination gives an energy that grows inside us until it's so strong, you can feel it. In that way we can reach levels we didn't believe possible. Utilizing these energies makes us creators as spiritual leaders have told us for centuries. What we plant in our minds is just as important as what we plant in the ground. Our mood and thinking are effected by our thoughts and our words, we can bring ourselves up or down.
The question is: "What really matters in life?" Are you being touched by life? When did you last watch a sunrise or sunset? When did you touch a plant, lay in the grass, looked at a butterfly? Every day our body produces new cells, how do you feed them? We can be slaves of a house loan for 30 years, car loan for 5 years and other "responsibilities" so we're stuck and not growing to our fullest potential. So much energy is spent just surviving, it's ridiculous and a tragic way to live. It withdraws the joy of living. Only humans are concerned about these things and they're considered top of the evolutionary pyramid. It is not what we have that is important, it is who we are and who we are becoming. If you're not touchet by something, it's not worth living. Something should sparkle within you.