Parental Guidance Suggested.

Yes, this goes way outside my comfort zone with anything I have ever posted on my blog before, but today’s Daily Post Word Lurch really brought it to mind. 

To Lurch is to stumble, to make unsteady movements, or to wobble. As I said, forgive the lyrics and that’s why it’s parental guidance suggested, but kids today love this song!! So, I had to post it. 

V.I.C. sings Wobble

Live To See Another Day!!

I don’t know if it was known, or seen around the world, but today in portions of The United States we experienced an eclipse of the sun. I was so worn out from my weekend Djaying that I slept right through it. However, I did see footage of it on my Roku device this afternoon. ABC had coverage from Charlestown, North Carolina, I believe it was. 

It’s funny how humans react. There has been those who have been saying this is the beginning of the end. Well, the eclipse came, the eclipse went and here I am, at 8:57p.m. in Minnesota writing to you. 

Other than the eclipse it was really an uneventful day. I went to work. I worked my shift. I came home. I ate some leftover chicken wings. And here we are. 

How was your day? Anything exciting happen? Tomorrow is a new day. I plan to work through it again. That’s how it goes. But, as of September 1st, my wife and I are taking a trip out to see her parents. We need to get out there and spend as much time as we can with her dad. I haven’t mentioned it much on my blog, but he is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Things change so fast with this disease. And we are fighting it! 

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/MN-Minnesota-NorthDakota?px=12838520&pg=personal&fr_id=10533
Go to that link and you can donate whatever and whenever you can in our fight. All proceeds go to help the fight. Yes, there are clerical costs and supplies and staffing costs that the money goes toward as well, but it takes these things to find a cure. Please help. We all should live to see another day, but we all should be allowed to remember the ones that happened too. 

Let Me Pose A Question. 

I love to look at things from different angles. Look at the object from the left, right, top, bottom, and even from the inside if I can get a spiritual look at it. 

Today’s Daily Post Word Trance has me wondering, is there anyone else who may agree with me that a trance can, in fact, be a very dangerous thing? When we are in a trance, are we still under our own power? And if we are not under our own power what is to stop an evil power from invading our actions? 

How do we ensure our actions are good, noble and true? The only way to do that is to make sure that God and His Holy Spirit available to all of us through our risen Savior, Jesus Christ, is what is engrained within our trance-like thoughts. 

I have been there. I have found myself staring off into space, sometimes it is a blank wall, or a pattern I see on the carpet or ceiling. Often times, for me, these processes are void of any thoughts and I sometimes need to be shaken out of them. These moment are truly dangerous. What is to stop evil from using these moments to cause me to create great harm to our world? 

Lately, our world has been plagued by a variety of opposing thoughts. This morning I had a conversation with a dear friend about combating evil and in what scenarios should we cry out, ‘Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.’ Are these trance-like states, or are people willingly creating situations that are in direct opposition to God’s Peace? 

Trance- it can be good, but it can be very, very bad. Thoughts? 

Free Your Mind. 

I was at one time involved in Landmark Education. From what I was told it was a deeper method of thinking brought about by The Wachowski Brothers, the creators of The Matrix. This series has recently been brought to Netflix, so I looked up The Wachowski Brothers and I have found in my research they at some point between The Matrix and now have become The Wachowski Sisters. 

That’s neither here, nor there. It is what it is. I hope they have found peace with their change. Back to Landmark Education, one of the key points I remember of my studies into this was There are two spheres in life, there are things we know, and there are things we don’t know. What Landmark Education dives into though is these spheres of influence are connected. 

If I said to draw two circles some of us would draw two circles that have a slice in the middle that overlaps. It varies in size for all of us. What is held within this section of our spheres of reference is The things we don’t know we don’t know. Talk about a trancelike state! Wrap your brain around that for a weekend! There are things we know, our name, our address, our shoe size, spouse and family names, where we work. There are things we don’t know, particle physics, difficult math equations, the name of someone living in Boston at a certain address. Then there are the things we don’t know that we don’t know, that is where possibilities lie! 

The bumble bee doesn’t know that by today’s understanding of scientific laws it cannot fly! It is scientifically impossible for a bumble bee to be allowed to fly! It’s mass is simply too great by scientific matters. But it doesn’t know that, and it doesn’t know that it doesn’t know that, so, it simply flies! 

When I think of the possibilities, my mind goes into a trance. It’s like when I djay. Last night I was on point! I mixed, I created, I brought about possibilities of fun! Sometimes outside forces can block our possibilities. For me, last night it was the barkeeper who wanted to go home. But, that doesn’t mean the possibility wasn’t possible. Maybe, I didn’t know that I didn’t know I could have spoken with her to continue for one more hour and we could have both benefited from the experience. Now, we will never know. The opportunity is over. 

What are you letting block you from possibilities today? Do you even know they exist? Chances are, you don’t. Once you admit there are things you don’t know that you don’t know, you can work toward changing the world for the better. 

More Musical Journey. 

I love how the recent Daily Post Prompts have allowed me to share a variety of music. Today’s word Trance, I could literally go on for days!! 

Go to YouTube.com and search Trance Music and you will find hours, days, weeks worth of trance! That is the beauty of mixing music. A good D.J. Mixer can keep the flow going for a long long time! It is a skill I am still working on, but last night I D.J.’d (djayed?) a wedding party and finally I was able to keep the people happy and on the dance floor most of the night! Had it not been for the hotel staff wanting to close down we would have partied even longer! There’s no telling how long I could have kept them there had all the pieces fallen into place. I had them in a Trance Like Children In A Dream!!! That is the awesome power of music! 

Don’t Just Recite The Past. 

Recite- to repeat aloud a passage from memory. We need to do more than just recite, my friends. This is another one of those words and actions I would love to do away with! 

I want to know YOUR thoughts. You are an original creation by Almighty God. With your own views and your own experiences. Don’t recite others opinions, sure take the time to learn them and even take them as your own and agree with them. But don’t recite the past. Create a new future.