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FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Balance: Just Feel the Waves

‘There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.’ — Frank Herbert (author of the Dune books), via the character Darwi Odrade/Sea Child

A statement, and oft-confirmed reality, close to my waveriding heart (today accompanied by wild leaping dolphins!).

May you all feel the Waves of Love washing over us right now, and maintain your Inner Balance as the powerful Seas upon which we ride begin to toss and churn a bit. Be safe, be well, and be at peace; once this brief storm has passed, our collective voyage shall be SO much more fun!


My vacation is over!  EVERYBODY’S vacation is over it appears.  There is a LOT happening on this little blue planet this week, pretty radical and fundamental stuff, and all of us lightworkers (or ‘lightwarriors’ in my case — next post will explain) are being called up into service for our final ‘push’ into . . . . whatever is coming.  It’s ‘GO TIME’, people!

Fortunately, this SHALL be the truly final episode of this multi-millenial drama, the final installment of the Grand Theater of Life on Planet Earth in 3D.  Finally.  I’m glad, because our collective ‘vacation’ after this next few weeks or months — however long the deep purge and ‘reset’ takes to accomplish — shall be so fantastic that I believe the old Star Trek episode of their trip to the ‘vacation planet’ (where all their thoughts — whether fantasies or nightmares — instantly materialized) will pale in comparison!  . . . . . On the positive side, of course.  No worries!.

So grab your etheric surfboards and jump right in, dudes, ’cause this is going to prove to be the ride of a thousand lifetimes. ¡Cowabunga, baby . . . . .!



I was searching my wife’s iPOD last night looking for something she wanted to listen to, and I ran across an old song that had made its way into her little gizmo from my computer, by a band named Honk, from the soundtrack of one of the first really cool surf/sport films ever made called 5 Summer Stories (now a classic).  The song had been on a custom CD I made years ago that I’d put on my computer as well (a sundry collection of mellow music), before I’d lost that soundtrack CD by Honk, which I’d either received as a gift from somebody who knew me well, or I bought on a recommendation from the same friend, I can’t recall.  I believe I saw that movie once in the Sunset District of San Francisco, near the famous heavy-duty Ocean Beach surf spot (where Kelly Slater just cinched his 11th world championship title last month), during a few crazy years when my old high school surf buddy and I got a little bit ‘involved’ with the local OB surf crew (him much more than me, OK) and I was often less than ‘fully clear’ during my severely unrestrained descents into that wild underbelly-of-society subculture.  My memory is, therefore, a little ‘spotty’ . . .

Surfer at Ocean Beach, CA

Anyway, I LOVE that soundtrack!  And, at the time I got the CD in the early 90’s, various verses of the main theme song instantly became my personal mantra and motto.  20 years later, it seems that these lyrics have once again become amazingly appropriate for me, my life, my attitude, my activities, etc., etc.  Those of you who knew me then, and know my personal history, will totally understand where I’m coming from (I hope).  Here is an excerpt:

I’ve been staying high in the middle

Of an honest to goodness hey-diddle-diddle

I traded my Porsche for a cow and fiddle, too . . .


My train of thought reached an intersection

Got switched on to a new direction

Now I’m here to spread the infection to you


Laaaay down your woes . . . .

Oooopen what’s closed . . . .

And aaaall will flow . . . . .

IF you let it gooooo-OOOOO-OOOOOOOO!

Wow.  Those lyrics, remembered by rote from many years ago, still give me chills.  Notice how cleanly they merge with the main theme of this blog, and my life in general.  Here are two more lines that are even more germane to my ‘unconventional’ perspective on things:

. . . . Fenced by fears of what we’re told is wrong

Well I found a hole in the fence!

And I jumped right through

Now I’m saying that you can too-OOOOO!

‘OK, dude, we get it already!’  Cool.  Carry on then . . . . . . and, when circumstances present themselves that appear to have no easy solution, try looking around for that ‘hole in the fence’ that I jumped through 20-odd years ago.  It’s there.  And it’s calling to you in the eternal ripeness of this now moment . . . .

Surfing The Cosmic Waves – JOYfully!

There is a LOT of confusion these days, lots of frenetic activity, lots of violence even (both physical and emotional), all over the world.  Many people are overwhelmed.  Some people out there, those dwelling more on the fearful aspects of current events rather than the promising, transcendent aspects of the current ‘acceleration’ in human evolution, are quite literally freaking out.  As always, it is simply a matter of where one chooses to put ones attention, ones focus, ones energies, that determines how you, as an individual, experience these events.  As I’ve grown to learn, through very direct experience, it’s really as simple as that.

On that note, I was very pleasantly surprised to receive (via one of my regular subscriptions) the following information from a blog site a few days ago.  What I just LOVE about this information, and the very sound advice to all those people having some difficulty dealing with the world right now, is that it is not only wonderfully upbeat, and can prove exceptionally helpful for many of my fellow humans out there, but also is right up my alley!  You’ll see what I mean . . . . . .

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Excerpt from message on November 19th (SaLuSa, via Laura Tyco), regarding the powerful energies washing over our planet right now (my text enhancements, obviously):

‘The unrest on Mother Earth is a result of these energies not being assimilated in the human consciousness fully. These events are perceived very strongly by Mother Earth. So this is why we emphasize on meditation, on transformation, and on inner peace at this time. Joy, fun, and happiness are the best way to process these energies, as their frequencies are in phase with the tsunami of love showering you. However, as with any wave, there are ups and downs, dangers, but it can also be much fun if you can manage to surf it and use its energetic power to go forward.

We recommend you to have as much fun, joy and love within your heart, dear ones. These huge waves will eventually transform your world, so welcome them into your life, as these are much needed for you all. Keep your inner energy frequency in phase with the cosmic frequencies through Mother Earth and through practicing conscious breathing. Close your eyes and just sense your body, its energy waves, its rhythm.’

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Folks, this is precisely what I have been doing!  As a result, I have experienced, in my own body, not a single ‘painful’ or ‘startling’ symptom from these Earth Changes, these ‘tsunamis of love’ washing over Gaia.  I HAVE been experiencing, on the other hand, the positive effects of these ‘huge waves’ – mind-blowing episodes of pure love, ecstatic joy, and the deepest of feelings of peace and tranquility imaginable.  It is, quite literally, out of this world!

Now, even though my life is nothing like most people’s, as I have over the last two decades created a very unique lifestyle – one that may not be your ideal lifestyle, of course, but one that I personally enjoy immensely – there are still times, almost daily, when things don’t go peeeerrfectly smoothly with my wife, my little daughter, or others I interact with.  However, when these occasional less-than-harmonious situations come up, I always keep in mind (not in the ‘back of my mind’ anymore, mind you, but in the front of my mind), that (a) ‘this too shall pass’, (b) there is a good reason for everything that I am co-creating in this very crazy lifetime, and (c) the best way to resolve any challenging situation is (as I mentioned in an article I published a while ago) to put yourself in a calm, centered, focused place internally, and then ask the question: ‘What would Love do?’  Although I definitely can’t claim to bat 100% regarding this technique, I’m definitely way over the Major League batting averages . . . .

Anyway, maybe this’ll help you.  Maybe not.  Regardless, for me, it sure was stimulating to find such a personally satisfying metaphor being used for such a monumental event in our planetary history.  Like I said before, this thing called Life on Planet Earth during the ‘Change Times’ is quite the thrilling ride.  SURF’S UP, HOMEYS!!!

A Day In The Life . . . .

Hi!  For my first ‘real’ blog, I thought that it would be a good idea to give my family and friends a little rundown of what my daily life is like these days.  In order to not bore you too much, I’ll keep it fairly short, in outline form, and only mention the most significant activities (Um, sorry, folks, I’m keeping it all PG rated!).  This entry will also serve to give some of you out there who may be curious a very tiny glimpse of what life is like for a person who has ‘done the work’, already gone through most of the ‘process’ that the entire population of our planet is now rushing through, and has successfully learned how to work with Nature and the Multiverse and his own ego/personality, and what some call ‘spiritual technology’, to manifest his dreams (more than once).  My current lifestyle may not be even a trifle glamorous, but it IS wonderfully relaxed, peaceful, fun, and deeply rewarding in the most important ways.  Personal sovereignty is the only way to go!

Due to my recent major change of locale and situation, for those who don’t already know how I was living for the last 5 years (on the coast only a few minutes from great warm-water surf), I may refer back to a few past situations or events so as to give a better backdrop to this day’s happenings.

I hope you enjoy this small ‘glimpse’ into my daily life, and the associated photos.  As they say in this quiet little Latin American country where I reside, Pura Vida! 

Sunset at beach

Sunset At Local Beach

I got up early (6am, really early for me), with my daughter MB, letting MZ sleep in.  It’s usually the opposite, as I’m more of a night person.  Anyway, my brother-in-law FZ had already left to pick coffee for the day at a nearby plantation.  I got MB changed from her pajamas, and then we played for a little while after I put on an animated movie.

After MZ got up and made some breakfast for her and MB, I made my own omelet that included fresh organic cilantro, basil, mustard greens, and shallots.  Yum!

I changed and went outside to work on the land, which MZ and I are developing as an organic farm (not 100% organic yet, but almost – I give us a year or so before we can go 100% organic permaculture).  I cleaned around the plantings, put stakes by recently planted papa chiricana, helped MZ dig out some accumulated dirt between the rows in ‘her’ little garden by the house, and moved two of the big tomato plants so that MB can’t get to them so easily anymore (and strip them of their beautiful, but unripe, green tomatoes).

I bathed MB while I took a shower (morning bath time is usually MZ’s duty, but she was busy), and later took care of MB while MZ extended some shelves – which I ended up helping her with out of necessity.  At the same time, I reviewed some videos I’d downloaded the night before, went over some e-mails, and wrote a little.

In the early afternoon, I put up some more clothes lines (we’re still setting up the house, as we’ve only had it a few months, and only been in it a few weeks full-time), sprayed some termites on a couple of fence posts, and did a few other little things outside.

I made some ‘lunch’ for MB and I of sweet potatoes gifted to us from a large commercial certified organic farm we visited the other day.  Great family we’ve known for a while (from the Farmers’ Market in the town on the coast where we used to live full-time), and will undoubtedly get to know better in the future.

After lunch, I helped MZ rearrange the kitchen (again).

FZ returned from the coffee plantation, and we talked a bit about the day.

I got on the computer again to write some stuff – like start this blog post!

The water line went dry, so I had to deal with that, text the neighbors (the family who owns it).  It is, fortunately, the best possible water one can find on the planet – gushes right out of the rock of the side of the small mountain we are on, goes right into a holding tank, and then right to our homes.  No added chemicals, no sediment, and lots of natural minerals and such.  It’s the kind of water us humans evolved drinking, direct from the supercharged inner body of Mother Earth.  Awesome.

Ate a few little cookies with our standard afternoon coffee, watching Smurfs in Spanish with MB for a bit.  I usually drink two cups of coffee per day or so, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon.  I LOVE good coffee.  It’s really the only ‘vice’ I have left anymore!  On the more positive side, it’s actually very pure un-messed-with Central American java, grown and hand-picked not too far from here.  Great stuff!  And, like the local cocoa, not damaging to your health (if taken in moderation, of course).

On the computer again for a bit while wife and brother-in-law make big dinner of lasagna, with organic green banana ceviche on the side.  Still on computer while wife brings me dinner.  Very tasty!  BTW, for some of you who have a question about this particular bit . . . .  My appetite for food has recently returned, and so over the past two days I’ve been eating around ¾ the amount a ‘normal’ man would – here.

MB’s already in bed asleep.  I hit it around 10pm, which is around average for me.  Some days I go to bed early with my wife at around 8, some nights not.  Since I totally control my own schedule, I just go to bed when I feel sleepy.  Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work anyway? . . . .

Mixed in with all this is the standard combination of taking my turns changing MB’s diaper and clothes, and playing with her.  She’s growing more rambunctious and silly every day.  She’s a really happy little girl, and is just growing more and more playful.  It’s hard not to just stop whatever I’m doing and spend some time romping with her – especially when she runs over and jumps on my legs screaming like a banshee, or calls me over to check out her ‘boo-boo’, or wants to paint my toenails after she’s done doing hers (don’t ask).

That’s about it.  Every day is different, sometimes radically different.  This past Sunday, we went to our first local activity, a bingo fundraiser for the local school.  It was fun, and good to mix with the community at a social function.  Our new friends were the primary coordinators, which made it even more interesting for us.  I made sure young, single FZ connected with a couple of local girls, too . . . .

My schedule down on the coast was actually quite distinct.  I surfed 4 or 5 days a week, depending on conditions, of course.  We have a much smaller lot there, but a bigger house.  We have cable there, too, so I watched TV an hour or two per day on average, whereas I hardly watch it at all up here, mainly a tiny bit when MZ and FZ are watching the local news or something remotely interesting.  I don’t miss it a bit. (Maybe I’ll do a blog on the ‘Boob Tube’ issue someday – it’s pretty huge, especially for those of us raised on it.).  We only get three stations anyway at this point . . . .  I also spent more time on the computer down there.  The high-speed wifi tends to encourage that.  That lifestyle really suited me for those several years I lived it, as it was almost precisely what I dreamt up for myself, and then manifested, as my ‘dream lifestyle’ back around 2005 when my first marriage dissolved (in a nice way, I should add).  But that dream has run its course, a new one has taken its place (also imagined, then manifested, starting around two years ago), and it is also unfolding even better than I had originally visualized.  I can’t wait to experience what the future brings, especially if it follows the same path as my last three ‘dreams-come-true’!  (Oh, yeah, I forgot that middle dream-come-true about the beautiful young second wife and my own magnificent child, didn’t I?  Or does that add two to the list, instead of one???). . . . .

P.S. – My experiences have humbled me.  We are, after all, One.  My trials, tribulations, and eventual successes have also proven to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that every single human being can make their personal dreams come true – IF they are willing to drop their preconceived notions of what is ‘possible’ (or not), open their minds and hearts to the reality of their true potential, do the deep research, put in the gut-wrenching internal work (cleansing, processing, maturing, releasing, transforming, evolving, etc.), enthusiastically and tenaciously apply – in every waking moment — the time-proven techniques of manifestation and, as both Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs fervently recommended, never give up.

‘Oh, is that all it takes, Mr. Soul Surfer???’

LOL!  It’s All Gooood, dude!!!

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