Please go look at this video. Takes about18 minutes. This link is from a TED Talks conference - not likely the first place Ms. Taylor presented it, but certainly a great site.
Whether you vote for scientific research, prefer direct/indirect revelations from one avatar or another, or prefer believable human testimony I think you can not remain untouched by this speech.
Here's the YouTube version:
Or go search Jill Bolte Tayor in your favorite 'engine' to see the tons of people/places who are interviewing, blogging, and otherwise sharing this amazing commentary by an amazing, awakened scientist.
Thanks to Laura for bringing it to my radar; Thanks to Kristie for resending the link and adding her own insightful comments. (I'm waiting for permission to quote her here.) Kristie has replied with permission, so here are her thoughtful comments:
an energy facilitator and teacher, what I came away with after viewing
this was that Jill will be another person who will be very instrumental in
helping many to open to the possibilities that they too can tune into
remembering more of who they are by firing up the right hemisphere. What
can be termed rapture or ascension, is just that.... shifting into higher
frequencies and experiencing oneself as an energy being. I'm glad I did
not have to go through a stroke to experience it this way! I commend Jill
on getting out there and telling her story. Once the right hemisphere is
brought more on line and then balanced with the left, this seems to me then the
human will be living Heaven on Earth, or living the consciousness of, "I'm
in this world, but not of it." :-) Peace on Earth
............ahhhh what a concept!"
And when you're done with the video, go explore TED Talks. I didn't know it existed until today.
A must-read, in my humble opinion: go here to Time Goes By for opinion by guest contributor, Linda Burnham, on the two big Isms in the current political race - or try this one by Crabby Old Lady.
I took off from these into a little diatribe of my own, but the cosmic powers that enable (or disable) that sort of thing decided that Firefox had 'encountered an error and must shut down'. When I got it back, Firefox had saved everything for me, except the text of that post.
Hmmmmm... I'll take that as a sign ; )
Go outside; enjoy the sunshine; and remember the words to Julie Gold's song, From a Distance:
'From a distance you look like my friend,
even though we are at war.
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
what all this fighting is for.'
Here's a link to all the lyrics - just one of many.
Easter dawned cloudy and cold with mist and fog...so glad I hadn't spent a lot of time decorating eggs!
Joel and I did the Charles Osgood thing and CBS Sunday Morning, then had a lovely special breakfast of eggs scrambled with a little cheese and some yummy turkey sausage. Yum.
In the afternoon, I played with a collage for my corner.
"In my own little corner in my own little chair
I can be whatever I want to be.
On the wings of my fancy I can fly anywhere
and the world will open its arms to me." - Rogers & Hammerstein
The whole song doesn't fit, but I do think of it often when I'm 'decorating' it. :)
This is a corner of our bedroom; My Own Little Corner. I could be better about sitting my butt on that cushion. I like this little space. We keep the bedroom closed during the day to cut down on the amount of hunting trophies the cats want to display.
The shelf in the corner holds a Buddha and a Quan Yin, both given to me by a friend from other times.
And a tiny votive candle and a few on my 'special' stones, crystals, etc.
This is how I spent Easter Sunday afternoon. Many of the pictures Joel and I had cut out months ago, thinking we might put a treasure map together for New Years.
Joel declined the invitation to play with them yesterday, though, so I picked out the ones special to me, and cut a few more, and made this.
You can click on it to enlarge it, if you want.
This picture hangs on the wall to the right, and was a gift from Barbara last year. I just love this image. It's of a little old man carrying a bundle of sticks in a place called LuguLake, China.
It's enlarged below, and both images are clickable.
The text was chosen by the photographer, Emerson Matabele. His photos are wonderful; explore his site when you can make some time. And he seems to pair them with the perfect quote. This one is very special to me. Thanks again, Barbara.
I had a lovely day, all in all. I'll explore an interesting thought I had in the next post.
Yesterday was Easter. And my sister Susan's birthday. And only one day behind the Vernal Equinox, and my first spring hike. I must say, it's a pleasure to feel my muscles this way, and to know it's the hike and not the wear of time. almost yummy. The hike was great. Shirt-sleeve weather, but several low places in the creek beds were frozen. We only hiked a couple of miles - 2 1/2 at the most. Most of it was several degrees of vertical, though. an altogether wonderful Easter. Hope yours was, too.
"One of the most calming and powerful actions
you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your
soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the
soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes
proper matters to catch fire."
an excerpt from the essay, We Were Made for These Times by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD.
Wow! I've set a date with Barbara to quit the job! OMG I'm a bit of a wuss still; I gave her a month - well, 27 days. Yea! (what is a woss, and how do you spell it! Hey! I really found it! whodathunkit?)
We have a major pile of website updates and additions, so my 27 days will be full. And you know me; I can hardly refuse a good coaching question any time. Perhaps, now, I will "consult".
And guitar classes may start as early as next week. The first is a group including regular guitar, so if that doesn't work just like I want it to (I play bass, you know), I'll take up the other teacher I found who will teach one-on-one. Just he and me and the bass.