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First heard in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, in the detailed telling of how our hero learned by trial and spectacular error, (causing loss of feathers or possible death), that his wings must be kept very tight when diving at great speed – and the greater the speed, the more subtle the adjustments must be.

I remember Abraham explaining it this way; if you’re in a car and put your hand out the window… no sweat; you hardly have to pay attention. But in a jumbo jet at just under the speed of sound? No more arm!

High vibratory rate in the mind has this effect, like velocity, on our earthly presence, the flesh and phenomenon. Shear stress is caused by vibrational inconsistency; contradiction, vacillation, hesitancy, guilt, hypocrisy.
The shear stress comes from loosing focus when there is more energy in the equation. A few weeks ago, one night of reckless dark indulgence in the mind made me sick for a week, and the onset was as unmistakable as slamming a hand in a car door.

And to include a mortal genius, J.R.R. Tolkien when Gandalf takes part in the discussion of who should be the ring bearer, entrusted to carry the all powerful, seductive and destructive ring to it’s fires of origin to be destroyed. It is suggested plausibly, by another, that Gandalf carry it. “NO!” he bellows, startling the room.
“Imagine with my power if the evil ring were to take possession of me – what could you do to stop me??”

Frodo is chosen.

I remember now the thoughts and feelings that were a steady diet for me in difficult times – the farther I look back – 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, a year, 3 years, 15 years. I also remember how being populated by them gave me a body of experiences I could share with many – and converse upon at length; loneliness, temptation, anger, despair, resignation, desire for control, selfishness, lust, self-pity.
All very relatable things.
In “The White Book”, Ascended master Ramtha explains how to distinguish between high vibration thought and low vibration thought; the easier it is to express the sentiment or thought in language, the lower the vibration. Gossip, Judgement, Sports, News and Weather rank pretty low. The lower the vibration, the more it reinforces physical mortality, and the”negative” emotional constructs – anger, loss, fear, jealousy, etc. Abstract contemplation and imagination on the like of Love, God, Empathy, Compassion, Joy, Eternity, Light, Forgiveness, raise the vibratory rate of the body. This was part of his method for converting his body to light so he could move it about in time and space forever.

With each passing week and month, I pay ever more dearly for smaller and smaller “mind infractions.” The pain, the hangover, the loss from indulging in formerly familiar concepts of myself or others comes swiftly. And leaves a sorrow and it’s wisdom in it’s wake. It has established itself as a deterrent. I prefer to be making smaller adjustments. But because I feel so grateful and amazed when remaining in light, I’m so glad to loosing my taste for the latitude I used to want. I’d rather be protected and corralled towards the beautiful. I’m so glad now, so grateful, to be getting painted backwards into a corner by the angels, and find myself reaching in, up, and out in prayer – egging my guides on to turn it up! Because really, I am allowing myself to be backed into an elevator shaft with no car: just upwards flowing light.

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Shear modulus
Common symbol(s): G
SI unit: pascal
Derivations from other quantities: G = τ / γ

Shear strain

In materials science, shear modulus or modulus of rigidity, denoted by G, or sometimes S or μ, is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain:[1]

G \ \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=}\ \frac {\tau_{xy}} {\gamma_{xy}} = \frac{F/A}{\Delta x/l} = \frac{F l}{A \Delta x}

where

\tau_{xy} = F/A \, = shear stress;
F is the force which acts
A is the area on which the force acts
in engineering, \gamma_{xy} = \Delta x/l = \tan \theta \, = shear strain. Elsewhere, \gamma_{xy} = \theta
\Delta x is the transverse displacement
l is the initial length

Shear modulus’ derived SI unit is the pascal (Pa), although it is usually expressed in gigapascals (GPa) or in thousands of pounds per square inch (ksi).

The shear modulus is always positive.

A very good friend, who I am always glad to hear from, called me from the airport while I was driving by the ocean yesterday afternoon. As we caught up with each other, I was able to touch only briefly on my “inner life”  – referring to the newness of my extraordinary experiences in meditation, energy movement, etc. And I was only able to touch briefly on how this “plays out” in my “outer life”. Informed by experiences of his own, he asked me “so how does this effect your everyday life” in a couple different ways – struggling to find the best way to frame it. I could only say “there is no everyday life!” and laugh
– but mostly laughing at how poorly that describes it!

Better came to me this morning, though it is still only a conceit…

My everyday life is the surface of skin
that touches the slimy tennis ball,
or lover,
or the tree bark, or sea water:
My inner life is the hand moving out,
the arm, the heartbeat,
the eyes looking out, seeing sunshine, or pain,
and the one who is observing:
And listening to the inner life as the “outer life”
is unfolding into the senses receiving.
Yes, they are indeed, related.

Much love.

The first is always quieting deeply…

As nourishing light begins to pour in, and there is the light rush/hum of
changes in the brain and the feeling throughout the center of the body,
it is strangely active and deeply restful at the same time.
In between periods of no-thought, I may pray in some such…

I am not a body
I am free
for I am still as God created me.

No thing I think, No thing I do, No thing
that happens, no change can violate this eternal peace
my safety.

I cannot be harmed by you.
I cannot harm you.
I’ve no thing to do but love you.

Would I choose to imagine you are upsetting
or feel threatened or offended in any way?
No.
That could only be my own thoughts making you into something,
That you are not.
I will own that it is my own fantasy making that makes you un-beautiful, ever.

You are not a body, you are free,
You are still as God created you to be.
I thank you for being perfect as you appear to me now.

And you are only me.
I am you.

I give you my peace. I give you my love.
May my love of you be all there is.
May you know only peace.

May my compassion be endless.
May my patience be unending.
May my gentleness be uninterrupted, for ever and ever.
May I always be here for you.
May I release you from any burdens I would apply to you.

I am unending.
What would be beautiful?
What would I love?
What will fill me with peace?

“In the spectrum of BEIng, some may choose to surround themselves with light, while many others will choose to surround themselves in darkness, either way IT all stems from our choice. When we do not know what we want, our unconscious mind will make these decisions for us, whispering thoughts from our conditioned past, which keeps us limited within cycles of darkness. Surrounded by darkness, some may feel empowered by the rush, but their care is only for themselves, as a worship of ego can become like a religion for some, which is just like worshiping a myth or a ghost. They may create a strong ‘image’ of the self, but they lack the art of relationship and integration, for without that, One can only do so much alone. As Lao Tzu wrote in the Tao Te Ching:

‘Tao gives birth to one,
One gives birth to two,
Two gives birth to three,
Three gives birth to ten thousand beings.
Ten thousand beings carry yin on their backs
and embrace yang in their front,
Blending these two vital breaths to attain harmony.’

As this is the main problem with the western ego mind in general, for they have split themselves in two, and have allowed the unconscious darkness to flow and work through themselves UN-noticed.

Twice today on FB did others shine a light on the straddle that’s being tested here… In a private channeling with immortals, I was given good direction to pay attention to this and go into it – it is a simultaneity of perspective, simultaneity of consciousness – maybe even as a container for vacillation… where I find the place where I am at odds with nothing, including maintaining my greater perspective while being at odds with something. There is a flow…Jeff Brown is a terrific gift, a healing presence for us I am grateful for, and in this morning he attempts this straddle in one of his posts. – I identify with the effort, and struggle, and also find there are places in it where I see contradiction, not completeness – but then another chimed in as well… this territory contains more than can be told…

It is possible to hold it all at once.
To fight against injustice while still embodying the light.
To see where we are lacking, while rejoicing in our abundance.
To express our anger, and to live our gratitude.
To feel overwhelmed by an unfair world, while still achieving our goals.
To admit how far we have yet to travel, while applauding how far we have come.~ Jeff Brown, Toronto

“To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality;
to assert the emptiness of things is to miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it,
the further astray you wander from the truth.
Stop talking and thinking
and there is nothing you will not be able to know.”

~ Seng Ts’an

The majority of nights since January, I have ceased to label my not sleeping as insomnia, because I realized the time is presenting itself to me, and I love the special quality of solitude and quiet.  But the mind, the consciousness, the body , the nervous system do need rest. Deep meditation provides this in a quantitative way… but my nights have turned into a kind of Inter-dimensional Gateway Altered State Workshop that is some accidental hybrid of kundalini yoga, yoga nidra, lucid dreaming, prayer, meditation, visualization, communication and I’m not sure what.  It’s certainly a great time, so I can’t help but recommend it, even in addition to all the good effects that have been coming from it.

Last night was an interesting marker. I hardly slept at all, and had a “blast” of a kind of kundalini energy meditation something that seemed to run it’s natural course in 45 minutes or so. I opened my eyes completely, in the dark, and thought, “It’s 4:04 a.m.” – it took a moment to find the phone. It was 4:05a.m.

I do not know what that means, but it’s kinda fun.

I friend in a stressful situation tonite, with a loved one feeling ill, texted me at 10:30. I notice the story I’m met with – that transcendence of the upset at hand is not on the agenda: tonite a hypnosis tape may help, but we’ll be stopping short of medication unless completely necessary to achieve a much needed but low quality sleep.  When I take a risk and suggest it may be a time to draw strength from God, I discover that I haven’t got the right audience for that language, and have to translate to “higher self” right away.

And so, I am reminded exactly the way I want to be, and am so grateful: each of us comes upon our relationship to our spiritual resources in the course of our story, and through the symbols and words that arrive when the time has come. Do I know what will happen for my friend this year? This lifetime? Nope.

May I be guided to be a well of what is needed, at the right time, and nothing else.
I used to be so eager to be A Helper – but that presumes knowledge of the situation that it is vain for me to imagine. I know my success, my peace my joy, and others, comes as I let go of my self-definition and the ego play of that… I found the medicine.

I have been using an opening prayer from ACIM like a mantra this year…

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say, or what to do,
because Him who sent me with direct me.
I am happy to be wherever He chooses,
because I know he goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.

Light abounding. Blessings…