The Tip of The Iceberg

Some good news, Shell have pulled out of drilling for oil in the Arctic. They say it is because there isn’t enough oil there to make it worth their while.

Maybe things are changing for the better.

I honestly don’t know if there is a God, & if there is what God is; but I keep praying & when things like this happen it gives me hope & makes me feel there might be something.

I sometimes wonder if all life is connected. That maybe we all share a universal unconscious mind, & that maybe that is what God is. I wonder if the intelligence behind evolution is the hidden hand of the subconscious.

If all our minds are connected unconsciously on a quantum level, our thoughts maybe do affect one another & by praying for those who do bad stuff, praying for them to find the light & turn away from darkness, it can bring about change from deep within the human psyche.

Our conscious mind is only a small part of who we are. The tip of the iceberg.

Who knows, I’m probably just talking philosophical  b#ll#cks.

Great news about the Arctic though.

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Blood moon, Mars & Human Kindness

Been feeling really unwell, spent a fair bit of time in bed. Been reading a series of books called The Hunger Games, I bought them a while ago, but never read them, until now.

It is an exciting discovery announced today that Mars may have flowing water. I am worried though that if we interfere with the planet too much we may unintentionally mess up a delicate eco system, if people ever go to Mars there needs to be a way to stop us accidentally introducing our own bacteria & vice versa. That’s if there’s life of course, which there may not be.

I hope when we go to Mars we don’t do the silly sticking a flag in the ground routine. Flags are silly things, & I hope we don’t bring our childish ideas of land ownership into space with us, we probably will, but maybe we’ll have grown out of that immature stuff by then.

A lot of talk about the blood moon last night. I woke up in the night & went to have a look, but there was a haze of cloud in the way & it just looked like a partially darkened moon with no red colour, was a bit of an anti climax for us anyway. I don’t believe it symbolizes anything sinister or portends to a coming doom like some folk do. I am not a superstitious person, it is something now explained by physics, I understand why in times gone by before we discovered what the stars & the solar system was we would have seen it as an ominous sign, but in this day and age it is just simply an eclipsed super moon & depending where you live in the world it may have looked awesome. It was a bit boring here, the moon wasn’t even particularly big, just looked normal size to me, but in some parts of the world it did look cool.

I just try my best to live in the moment. I do have a bit of foresight, & I mean a bit, but it is a tricky thing to get into. It can be easy to follow different strands based on probability, current events, & facts; which can all lead to slightly different futures, but I don’t believe anything is set in stone. The future is often full of surprises, & we don’t all have to be heading to a mass dystopia if we don’t want to be. We can change our future by changing what we do in the now. By choosing to follow our hearts, not giving in to hate & fear, by shining our light, expressing empathy, you don’t have to believe in God or be religious to do this. Things like human kindness, sharing & compassion aren’t just expressions of theism. Everyone can do these things, you don’t have to be spiritual or follow a religion, kindness is like a glue which bonds our communities closer together & makes people feel happy. I think it is a necessary trait for our survival. Communities built on love, trust & forgiveness do better than those that are based on things like every man for himself, division & an eye for an eye. We evolved to be kind cause it makes our social bonds stronger, that’s why the brain releases oxycotin when we are kind to reward us by making us feel good.

Some people apparently can’t feel empathy, but they can feel sympathy, & they can still feel love. It may be harder for them to do so. Yet they can still choose to be kind instead of hateful. Can choose to show mercy. Society is better when we elevate these traits above others.

We’re all given a plot of land to till, & some folks have Rockier ground to work with than others. We all just have to do the best we can with what we’ve got & not look down on or get self righteous if someone else’s garden isn’t quite as fruitful as ours.

We can all choose to share instead of hoard.  At the end of the day nothing you buy in this world will last, not even your savings will last. Your wealth doesn’t go with you when you die. If you have a lot of money, then that’s a great chance to use it to do some good in the world, it can be used to help the environment, to fund &  invent ways to end pollution, help end poverty & create a more equal society where no one has to go hungry, freeze or be without a shelter. There are many ways money can be used to achieve these goals, It can be used to help  those who have nothing, someone with much wealth can use that to spread a light, not a corrupt darkness.

Everyone has a choice, & it’s the choices we make now that shape the future. Follow your heart & use your will to choose the destiny you want, not one that you feel is forced upon you. Nothing is hopeless & no one is powerless, just focus on & work with the bit of land you’ve been given however big or small it is, it doesn’t matter, just do what you can, with what you’ve got; lots of small gardens when added together, create a massive garden.

The Spasm from Hell

Woke up with the spasm from Hell. I think it may have been the most painful spasm I’ve had yet. I could not get rid of it, even two baclofen tabs wasn’t enough. I tried to find relief, but nothing worked, it lasted for hours. My body is all twisted & contorted today & walking anywhere is a mission. Trying to feed the fish took an intense level of coordinated concentration, trying not to trip over my left foot which is completely numb & I can’t tell when it is making contact with the ground. Gave up trying to get dressed, & just went back to bed. I feel weak, drained & just spent the day in bed drifting in & out of sleep & reading stuff on the internet; not done much musically this week, haven’t felt well enough to do it; trying not to feel depressed & useless, but sometimes I haven’t the will or the energy to stop those feelings.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Calling b*llshit on the new counter terrorism bill the government wants to push on us.

-What this new draconian bill-

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/antiterror-bill-teresa-may-criticised-for-producing-a-chilling-recipe-for-injustice-9880754.html

Is really about:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jan/21/fracking-activism-protest-terrorist-oil-corporate-spies

Under this new legislation people who stand up for the environment could be painted with the same brush as a terrorist.

The new bill hasn’t even been passed yet, & already it seems folk who stand up for the environment, the MP Caroline Lucas & people who take part in non-violent protests against fracking are being labelled extremists by police.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223109/Anti-fracking-protesters-labelled-extremists-police-thanks-Government-terror-strategy.html

Teachers are being asked by the government to spy on their pupils to look for signs of extremism. This is eery & brings to mind the creepy thought police from George Orwell’s ‘1984’ & the Stasi from East Germany before the collapse of the Berlin wall.

Caroline Lucas is apparently under surveillance by the secret service, they think she is a threat to national security because she is opposed to fracking.

What a load of nonsense, Caroline Lucas is no more a threat to national security than my missing sock which mysteriously disappeared in the wash, perhaps my sock has gone to join ISIS or ISIL (or whatever the hell their name currently is.)

Does this mean any group of people with ideas the government doesn’t like, people who don’t share the same views as the government, people who protest, are about to be labelled extremists?

Under the creepy new bill, non violent extremists will be considered the same as terrorists; and the government plans to go after them with the full force of their counter terrorism powers.

Considering how the intelligence services have been making stuff up for decades about phantom terrors to help forward & justify a crazy political agenda. Why did the person interviewing the head of Mi5 on radio 4 last week, not ask for any evidence or details about the alleged foiled terror attacks supposedly stopped because of all this increased invasive mass surveillance?

Are we being lied to again, like we were lied to about the soviet union during the cold war, like we were lied to about Al Queda (a completely made up terrorist organization,) like we were lied to about Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction?

Why do they really want to use counter terrorism powers against those they label non violent extremists?

This is worrying stuff, we all need to come together & say no to this, enough is enough.