*First a few comments:
Last Thurday “NAMM” (National Association of Music Merchants) started and it ended today. It’s held twice a year — in January, in California and around June, in Tennessee. It’s “the largest” or “2nd largest” (after a similar German version held every July or so) in the world. It’s where Music Equipment manufacturers show their latest products and upcoming technologies and it’s attended by company representatives who purchase that type of gear for their customers. Of course, the music-industry Press is there.
So I’ve been pouring over all the articles, images and videos for the last few days, to see if there’s anything new that Sylvia and I might need. We still have a few big items on our list and, sometimes, a newer piece of technology may provide better options. Knowing about those options is very important, before buying a new piece of gear. So far, though, this particular NAMM hasn’t released any big products in the “Electronic Drums”, “Keyboards” or “Synthesizer” Categories. A couple of the biggest manufacturers simply repackaged some of their products in new “colors”.
- Yes, sometimes, the way a Musician interacts with the “feel”, “look” and an instrument’s “accessibility” can go a long way to bringing out an inspired song BUT, when you’re playing Live, on stage, the lighting is either very dark or multi-colored. So, to “me”, when a manufacturer brings out the exact same instrument but in a different color, it means: “Hey, don’t forget about us. We’re still developing new stuff but those products are another 12 to 18-months away. So we threw some new paint on some of our current gear, so we can say “we have new stuff”.” That’s “my” take on it anyway.
I’ve mentioned in previous Postings that Sylvia and I don’t have any “Family” nearby. In fact, what few Family members we have are several States away. We don’t have a dog, cat, fish, bird or even a houseplant… BUT, we do have the 3rd member of our immediate Family. We bought him when we lived in Florida. He’s a 10-inch, stuffed bear. He’s very special to us and we treat him as our “perpetually-young”, “always sees the Positive”, “Loves animals”, Family member.
For the last several months, we’ve been burning Candles in our home. Well, 1 Candle at a Time… some times.
A couple of weeks ago, I’ve been teaching him about “Fire”. Sometimes he sits on my computer desk and when I leave a lit Candler there (just for a few seconds), I told him he can watch the Candle and make sure it behaves. I also stressed that he, and his many friends around our home, should not go near it. I know he understands this now because, lately, when I tell him to watch the Candle, he simply says “Behave”. So he knows.
This afternoon, he was sitting in his favorite spot, looking out the Living Room window so he could see and talk to his outdoor animal friends. So he wasn’t near my desk. I was doing some computer work and had a lit Candle sitting there near me. At one point, it was Time for Lunch. I got up and carefully picked-up the Candle’s dish. As I was walking past my cloth-covered Drumset, I didn’t bring my hand UP high-enough and the dish hit 1 of my Drums. The Flame instantly went out but the wax poured onto that cloth AND it speckled the floor! I told Sylvia: “So much for “me” teaching “him” about “Candles”.”
- I watched a few videos just now, in order to learn how to remove Candle wax from “carpet” and “clothes”. I think I can handle it. So I’ll see how much I can remove tomorrow. (Yes, we have an Iron.)
I found this Posting by Jennifer Hoffman very useful in understanding the current energies on this planet:
- “Heads up for good news! Mercury finally finishes its retrograde this week and that ties up the energy from January 2016, as this retro was a replay of that one. So, the new energy for the new year can finally begin. And all of the planets are still in forward motion, a rather rare event, so this week should see some action as things begin to move forward. They may even be moving a little too fast at times but that’s OK, it’s all good. And Mercury will conjunct Pluto this week, in its first action after the retro, that should be an interesting event. Mercury governs karma and Pluto is all about deep transformation, so just about anything could happen, don’t be surprised at what gets revealed, in your life and in the general public.”
Here’s the link to her facebook page:
There’s no way that I know of to truly verify this but I’m including it in case this is real…
This Prophecy comes from a man who was in a “Trance-based State” around 1944.
I was skimming through the information when I felt something from this paragraph pull on my energy a bit. I don’t know what it is but there’s something about this paragraph which wants me to include it.
My comment: I still feel, deeply, that Humanity and this planet is headed for a very Positive plateau. So please don’t be shocked by this man’s “seemingly” Negative information. “I” believe the last “obstacle” / “battle” is within our own mind. As the “Veil” is removed, some of us “may” not be able to believe what they are experiencing and try to hang-on to the older energies — similar to being dizzy and trying to force your mind to believe that the Ground is “under” you and that Trees and Walls are “vertical”.
Here’s the paragraph that caught my attention:
- “Everything that is around you will soon collapse and disappear. Nothing will be left of this civilization nor its perversity; the entire earth will be shaken and no trace will be left of this erroneous culture that maintains men under the yoke of ignorance. Earthquakes are not only mechanical phenomena, their goal is also to awaken the intellect and the heart of humans, so that they liberate themselves from their errors and their follies and that they understand that they are not the only ones in the universe.”
Here are more excerpts:
- “Our solar system is now traversing a region of the Cosmos where a constellation that was destroyed left its mark, its dust. This crossing of a contaminated space is a source of poisoning, not only for the inhabitants of the earth, but for all the inhabitants of the other planets of our galaxy. Only the suns are not affected by the influence of this hostile environment. This region is called “the thirteenth zone”; one also calls it “the zone of contradictions”. Our planet was enclosed in this region for thousands of years, but finally we are approaching the exit of this space of darkness and we are on the point of attaining a more spiritual region, where more evolved beings live.”
- “The light, the good, and justice will triumph; it is just a question of time. The religions should be purified. Each contains a particle of the Teaching of the Masters of Light, but obscured by the incessant supply of human deviation. All the believers will have to unite and to put themselves in agreement with one principal, that of placing Love as the base of all belief, whatever it may be. Love and Fraternity that is the common base! The earth will soon be swept by extraordinary rapid waves of Cosmic Electricity. A few decades from now beings who are bad and lead others astray will not be able to support their intensity. They will thus be absorbed by Cosmic Fire that will consume the bad that they possess…”
- “Our mother, the earth, will get rid of men that don’t accept the New Life. She will reject them like damaged fruit. They will soon not be able to reincarnate on this planet; criminals included. Only those that possess Love in them will remain.”
- “Under the earth, something extraordinary is preparing itself. A revolution that is grandiose and completely inconceivable will manifest itself soon in nature. God has decided to redress the earth, and He will do it! It is the end of an epoch; a new order will substitute the old, an order in which Love will reign on earth.”