Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Doable Approaches to the “Drawdown of Carbon Dioxide”

The term ‘drawdown’ easily applies to 
taking out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere. It is our only hope of averting climate disaster. Here’s a list of common sense, practical approaches to doing so that could reverse global warming by 2050 if implemented now:

100 solutions to reverse global warming / Chad Frischmann-
(17 minute video):

Climate Change Humor:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Dampening Effect of Negative Emotions: Fear, Anger, Depression, Etcetera

Emotions are complex reactions that are psychological (what we think) and biological (what we feel). Our brain responds to our thoughts by releasing hormones and chemicals, which send us into a state of arousal. All emotions come about in this way, whether positive or negative.

There are a number of coping strategies to deal with negative emotions. These include:
* Don’t blow things out of proportion by going over them time and again in your mind.
* Try to be reasonable - accept that bad feelings are occasionally unavoidable and think of ways to make yourself feel better.
* Relax - use pleasant activities like reading, walking or talking to a friend.
* Learn - notice how grief, loss and anger make you feel and which events trigger those feelings so you can prepare in advance.
* Exercise - aerobic activity lowers your level of stress chemicals and allows you to cope better with negative emotions.
* Let go of the past - constantly going over negative events robs you of the present and makes you feel bad.

Comment: Of the above, I consider reducing and terminating the “revolving” (mulling over and over) to be essential. It’s like walking the same path in the fields of your mind and creating ruts that become your line of least resistance. You strengthen these synaptic pathways instead of forging new and improved ones. When the revolving begins, change your physical activity and shake loose from it. Eventually, simply remember to breath deep may be enough.

Pursuing spiritual matters may help you find acceptance of the Universe and your place in it. Self-acceptance is a good thing.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Two Invasive Mosquito Species

Aedes mosquitoes (2 kinds):
Aedes albopictus — Asian Tiger mosquito
Aedes aegyptai S. American Tiger mosquito 

Before these two Aedes species arrived, most of our mosquito bites came from a genus of mosquito known as Culex. These mosquitoes still make up the majority of the biomass of the biting portion of the mosquito population; but, because they’d rather bite birds than humans, they don’t bother us as much. Aedes mosquitoes, on the other hand, prefer humans and will even follow you into your car or home to get a meal.

Their coloring — black with white stripes on their legs and thorax — makes them harder to see than the amber-colored Culex. What’s more, Aedes prefer to bite people below the knee where they are less likely to be observed. The two types of mosquitoes also have different biting styles. Aedes females are skittish, and they will attack several times in a row to get enough blood to lay their eggs.
A Culex mosquito prefers to take one long, lazy drink. That makes it easier to slap and kill her before she can fly away.
The Culex’s egg-laying strategies differ as well. Culex females generally lay a raft of 100 eggs on a fairly sizable body of water — an ornamental pond, a neglected swimming pool, a bucket of water, a bird bath. Dump out the water and the eggs die. Aedes females use those sources of waters too. However, because their larvae can survive in just one-eighth of an inch of water, they can also lay their eggs along the edge of a plant saucer, in a bottle cap or even in the depression of a wrinkled old bag of chips that gets hit by a sprinkler.
Aedes lay a few eggs here, a few eggs there because they don’t know which one of these little sources is going to dry up. They don’t want to put “all their eggs in one basket”.
Aedes will also attach their eggs to the dry surface of a container, which means they can survive even if the water gets dumped out. The next time the container fills with water, the eggs will hatch — even if that’s five years later.
All this has made controlling Aedes extremely difficult. Field agents used to just trudge through people’s backyards and walk right to that swimming pool or right up to that hot tub and find what they were looking for. Now they have to check for signs of mosquito larvae in upturned bottle caps embedded in ivy, in starter plants adorning the porch and in the saucers beneath potted plants.
The good news is that local neighborhoods have the power to stop Aedes mosquitoes from breeding, at least in their immediate area.
The Aedes mosquitoes rarely fly more than 200 yards in their lifetime. That means if you and your neighbors remain vigilant about emptying even tiny sources of standing water on your properties, you can keep them under control.

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, 
Aedes albopictus
S. American Tiger Mosquito, 
Aedes aegyptai

Note: There are about a dozen kinds of bothersome mosquitoes in the region where I live. The most bothersome for me are a tiny brown kind that stay low to the ground and your feet. Over the years, I have actually only seen a few of these  on me despite numerous bites. They are so furtive and so fast that you’ll never nail one. I tried using a flashlight shining on my bare feet last night while standing in the grass to spot them, but they wouldn’t make an appearance. Hmmm? Maybe this is an alternative way to repel them if you don’t mind keeping a bright flashlight pointed at your feet?

As for the other kinds, their modus operandi is fairly standard. Fortunately, they do not all live in the same habitat and are, therefore, scattered around.

P.S.- Use catnip spray as a repellent. It’s odorless and natural. I like 
Catit Liquid Catnip Spray, 3 Ounces; but there are multiple other sources.
[If you have a cat, you might become irresistible?]

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Great Human Weaknesses: Misqualification, Miscreation and Judgementalism

The I AM Teachings show that we are each an individualized manifestation of God — that thru the Crystal Cord to the Secret Chamber of your Heart flows the Light, Love and Life (power) of God as the Threefold Flame. However, as God’s Purity blossoms forth into our Physical Realm, the misconceptions and distortions of the Astral Plane misqualify this creative energy to varying degrees and the downfall of mankind continues. Once we realize this, then the value of self awareness and awareness of others becomes apparent. This, in turn, tempers one’s judgementalism — because, as we create our own realities, we create our own prisons or paradises. You can greatly free yourself of miscreation by properly exercising appropriate freedom of choice.

St. Germain Says About the ‘Secret Chamber of the Heart’

“...May I, on this occasion, speak of the heart to those of you who are perhaps familiar with the subject. And at the same time, inasmuch as many new souls are joining the ranks of those who read and love the Pearls of Wisdom, may I say to all that your heart is indeed one of the choicest gifts of God.
Within it there is a central chamber surrounded by a forcefield of such light and protection that we call it a 'cosmic interval.' It is a chamber separated from Matter and no probing could ever discover it. It occupies simultaneously not only the third and fourth dimensions but also other dimensions unknown to man. This central chamber, called the altar of the heart, is thus the connecting point of the mighty silver cord of light that descends from your God Presence to sustain the beating of your physical heart, giving you life, purpose, and cosmic integration.
I urge all men to treasure this point of contact that they have with Life by giving conscious recognition to it. You do not need to understand by sophisticated language or scientific postulation the how, why, and wherefore of this activity.
Be content to know that God is there and that within you there is a point of contact with the Divine, a spark of fire from the Creator's own heart called the threefold flame of Life. There it burns as the triune essence of Love, Wisdom, and Power.
Each acknowledgment paid daily to the flame within your heart will amplify the power and illumination of Love within your being. Each such attention will produce a new sense of dimension for you, if not outwardly apparent then subconsciously manifest within the folds of your inner thoughts.
Neglect not, then, your heart as the altar of God. Neglect it not as the sun of your manifest being. Draw from God the power of Love and amplify it within your heart. Then send it out into the world at large as the bulwark of that which shall overcome the darkness of the planet, saying:

I AM the Light of the Heart
Shining in the darkness of being
And changing all into the golden treasury Of the Mind of Christ.
I AM projecting my Love
Out into the world
To erase all errors
And to break down all barriers.
A Valentine from Saint Germain
I AM the power of infinite Love, Amplifying itself
Until it is victorious,
World without end!”
Page 350

Secret Chamber of the Heart:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Forrest Gump: “Stupid Is As Stupid Does"

We all have egos [defined as 'self': your consciousness of your own identity]. The healthier the ego, the more resilient the personality ---  which allows one to experience life's conflicts without feeling overly threatened and allows for learning to occur. Some people, however, when confronted with troubling information immediately rationalize the evidence away in order to eliminate 'cognitive & emotional dissonance'. Thus, intelligence and adaptability are blocked

"Ideologues" (whether secular or religious) feel especially threatened when their existing beliefs are put in jeopardy by factual evidence.  Their unhealthy ego structure is rigid and entrenched to the point that they'd rather be dead than admit that they could be 'dead wrong' about some things.  Their lack of "intelligence & adapatability" does not allow them to learn life’s lessons; therefore, karma backs up on them and eventually “caves the roof in”.

"Stupidity is often similar to evil, if you judge by the results."

“People believe lies not because they have to, but because they want to.”

“When sufficient proactive measures are not taken, reactive measures will eventually follow and are seldom sufficient nor desirable. Example: world overpopulation, global warming, etcetera.”

"All truth passes through three stages:
first, it is ridiculed;
next, it is violently attacked;
finally, it is held to be self-evident."

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Note: We are all prone to varying levels of stupidity at different times. If you find yourself bemoaning the stupidity of others, pause and self reflect — then Call Upon the Angels who work to cure stupidity, Anabiel and Samhiel.

Anabiel and Samhiel,
Please cure me of my stupidity.
Please make me whole again.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Karma: Absolute Law of Cause and Effect

The “law of cause and effect” is always at play. When you run counter to a universal law, there are always consequences. There are different categories of universal law, such as those in physical science and quantum mechanics. An example of such is the thermal blanketing by greenhouse gases as described by the interplay between physical science and quantum mechanics:

The ‘Absolute Law of Cause and Effect’ is popularly known as the Law of Karma. For a group, it’s called Group Karma.
Note: Universal Spiritual Laws are also called Cosmic Laws.