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March 22, 2018

Meditation Notes and stuff

Hopefully we have helped several of you guys, gals, and others out there in cyber-land to start or get on with some deep meditations.  We thank all of you who have clicked on the “like” or become new email subscriber’s.

Starting by using meditation to relieve stress is what we consider the easiest way but then moving on to deeper issues is something that is so individual that we can only describe our path.  The one thing that is common to all of us is to stay within yourself.  The only truth you have is yours and if you stay withing that truth you will move right along.

When we meditate we start by getting relaxed with three deep breathes and then we think about why we are doing the meditation.  For example if we have an issue talking to someone at work, we ask for a way for us to approach that person and create a connection. Note, we ask for a solution for “us”, because we can only “change” us.  (The only way to change others is by your actions).  Once we decide we move on to the meditation and when we get “deep” with complete silence we listen for the answer or at least, get our mind clear so that when we are done and start our day, if the answer comes we will see it.  This is another reason why being in the moment is important.

Even though there are some great video meditations on You Tube, when we pick one for clearing negative energy we don’t depend on the video to clear the energy, we do our own visualization of the negative energy being removed from our body/soul and the angels that dispose of the negative energy coming to take the energy to the disposal plant. (We create our own way for the visualization).

We have read many self-help / spiritual books over the years and collected many meditation structures. Included in our reading are many books about various religions and just like everything we read, we take what feels good and throw away what doesn’t.  We have created our own belief system and it’s now our way of life, mainly based on Buddhism, but not completely.  Sometimes we meditate and use the Catholic Rosary as the focus and we send the energy out too the universe for all to access.  Praying is the same as meditation if you are focused.  For those who attend a church or place of your religion, that is what we call a group mediation and that is powerful.  Even though we  don’t believe in religions, we honor all that do believe.  We are all here to communicate and share our experiences so no matter what you believe we can still talk to each other face to face.

Sit in a circle with a group of friends and meditate on healing each other.  Take turns sitting in the middle of the circle and you will feel the energy.  We have done this many times and it’s an awesome experience.  There have been times when we were in the middle and had to move out because the energy was so strong.  Have fun with what you have learned and pass the experience along. This makes it all that much more fun and promotes our caring for others.

If you have any questions or wish to create and exchange of ideas, feel free to email us at “”.  Sometimes when dealing with specifics its easier one on one.  We teach meditation to folks in the area where we live for free.  It’s mostly a starter course and we have met some great people and still meet from time to time for a chat over a Starbuck’s Coffee.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to ask AMB if he has moved on from the illusion he has been supporting all these years?  To all of you who we are grateful for your support we always include you in our healing meditations and prayers.  Namaste



March 19, 2018

The Golf Channel or The Golf Gossip Channel – Karma

So folks all your hear these days is the name “Tiger Woods” and if you watch the Golf Channel they mention his name at least 500 times during a tournament.  Not only to they mention his name, they play older videos if his achievements on the links.  Even people in other sports are talking about the Tiger Woods comeback and yes folks, he is amazing and he is back to the golf world.  (The “G” is logo is for “gossip”)

We have been Tiger Woods fans since the first time he played on the professional tour and we knew then, this young man is going to be special.

He rose to number one in the world and stayed there for years.  Of course the Golf Channel promoted him to the maximum because he brought viewers to their channel.  Tiger was the greatest thing for golf like Michael Jordan was for basketball.  Then came a day when the new broke about Tiger being involved in some not so good personal problems that cost him his marriage and he quit playing golf.  We thought the Golf Channel would stay out of his personal problems and focus on the golf player, but no, The Golf Channel became the “The Golf Gossip Channel”.  They were on Tiger’s problems like flies on a fresh dog turd.  They had reporters outside his house and were repeating every bit of gossip that came to them, both true and not true.  It was a circus and The Golf Gossip Channel made it worse as the leaders.  We think they thought no way Tiger would return so they trashed him to the maximum.

Now comes the karma, what goes around comes around and now that Tiger is back and great the “The Golf Gossip Channel” at first was timid about his comeback and we even heard a few of the commentators saying no way he will make it and be any good.  These people must not be listening because Tiger said “This is a process and I need to learn all over again how to handle the actual playing in competition, so it might take a few weeks.”.  Then Tiger showed what he was talking about.  At first he missed some fairly easy shots, but and the weeks went on he got better and better and this last weekend he had a chance to win, but like he says, the process goes on.  The crowds this week were massive and last week at Valspar they had to expand the parking and all the other stuff that goes with crowd handling.  So now the “The Golf Gossip Channel” has eliminated the “Gossip” and is once again promoting Tiger in his comeback.  Since Tiger left nobody has filled the gap that Tiger left even though The Golf Channel promoted some really great young players, none matched Tiger and shown be the crowds now coming out to see Tiger.  We of course are dancing around our chair because he is back and we k new he would come back big time.

Now to the “The Golf Channel”, we are asking “When are you going to send a written apology to Tiger Woods?”  Remember when you were the main GOSSIP news channel focused on cheap shots at every chance.  This is Karma in action.  You did not think he would come back from losing his family, several back surgeries and losing his health.  But Tiger not only overcame terrible times and has “fixed” his family, his health, and is the favorite to win “The Masters”.   You came see on his face how happy he is and humble as one can be.  So Golf Channel, “When will you publicly apologize?”

Now if there is a cable channel like ESPN or some other sports network other than the low life Golf Channel you might want to consider making a contract with Tiger to telecast only Tiger woods playing a tournament.  Get some great commentators like the guys on CBS (Not Hicks) and have several cameras only following Tiger.  Maybe a reporter interviewing Tigers fans that are all around him as he plays or promoting “The Tiger Woods Foundation” where Tiger helps kids get a great education.  I know I would be tuned in and probably most of the Tiger woods fans in the world, yes the world knows who Tiger is.

So folks why not send a few million emails to The Golf Channel asking for an apology and a few billion emails to ESPN to telecast only Tiger Woods playing golf?  They could probably raise a few billion dollars for Tigers kids and communities that are in need of funds.

We have nothing else to report except we choose to send some emails soon and will look forward to the next tournament.  Thank you all for stopping by and we send our blessing to all of you.

March 13, 2018

Weber Grill – “Have Fun With It” Commercial

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This is one of our favorite commercials from 2012.  Listen and enjoy.  No toe tapping allowed.

We have nothing else to report so we will be dancing right out of here.

March 12, 2018

American Idol 2018 – Audition #1 Day 2

Another entertaining episode and we did enjoy each contestant.  We usually pick one contestant from the early auditions that we think will be the next American Idol or at least in the top ten.  So here is our choice:

Laine Hardy American Idol # 50098

We liked his voice because it is very unique and his singing seemed like he has been singing forever.

The other person that we remember is the girl friend of the guy who has a crush on Katy Perry.  Why her?  Because she had her ear to the door when he was auditioning and couldn’t get through the door fast enough when he stopped singing.  She is cute, but hey, we are Katy Perry fans.  What is she going to do when her boy friend is in Hollywood?  Probably go with him.  We send her the best.

So here is our second choice from tonight:

David Francisco American Idol # 20098 and a link to his story David Francisco bike accident

So great show and we will continue next week.  Thanks to all for stopping by.

We have nothing else to report except we wonder if they went up against The Voice on purpose?

March 11, 2018

American Idol 2018 – Audition #1

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Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan were beyond awesome in their debut of American Idol 2018.  It was entertaining in every way. Funny, drama, interesting, and even though we did not have any expectations,  we were happy to see that it will be a great season.  Thank ABC for bringing back an entertainment icon and inviting hundreds of young people to follow their dreams.

We do have a suggestion, though.  The blonde screamer who though she is gods gift to music did make us happy to hear her stop singing/screaming should get together with the Russian Dude with the ultra high voice.  Then get married, and go rent a Mustang convertible and drive around neighborhoods singing together breaking windows from NY to LA.  When in LA there is a little know religious sect up in the mountains of Irvine East that praise the high voices of the God Screamy-Mimi.  They both would probably rule this sect and have a constant audience of fans.

We were so entertained that we and an inkling to tryout for American Idol, but we beyond the age limit so far we need to wait for American Idol for Seniors with walkers.  Even if we were the right age, because Katy Perry has been our female favorite singer since she was born would have been an issue.  Without first drinking two or three six packs of beer, we probably could not have made a sound just seeing Katy.  So maybe in our next life we will do some Kundalini Meditations and be ready for singing in front of Katy, Lionel, and Luke.

Thanks again ABC, we are looking for a great season for American Idol.

We have nothing to add except we are putting together a new Katy Perry song list.


March 10, 2018

Near Death Experience (NDE)

Recently a friend of mine was telling me about a dream he had.  The dream was one of those “unworldly, spiritual-like” dreams where complete peace is the result.

After listening and thinking about how these experiences come about, I was reminded of a Near Death Experience (NDE) that I experienced many years ago.  In fact, I had forgotten about it until now and hadn’t told many people about it until now.   I was in my teens at the time and when it was all over I thought I was lucky to have survived the incident along with the other kids involved.  More details on this below.

When my friend told me about the dream I did some research and found that many others have experienced NDEs. Most of these experiences, it seems, involved people who were in traumatic situations such as major surgeries where they find themselves hovering over the table in the operating room watching the operation take place.  Some involved auto accidents where they found themselves hovering over the scene, watching themselves and the others lying about.

Mine wasn’t like any of those and here is a quick description of the circumstances leading up to my NDE, the experience itself, and the outcome.

The time was approximately 2:30 AM CST and the place was Freeman Lake in Monticello Indiana.  I had just turned nineteen and I was one of twelve passengers in an overloaded boat that flipped over early that summer morning.  I was sitting in the front seat and there was one person to my left and four others to my right with the driver at the far right.  When the boat began to flip over I could feel the rear sink down and it began to roll to the right.  The last thing I remember is feeling water on my ankles.

The next thing I remember is being in total blackness with a very small light off in the distance in front of me.  I was moving toward the light and as I moved the area around me started to lighten to gray and grow brighter as I moved forward.  I sensed a wonderful peacefulness and calm.  I can only describe it a pure bliss.  Then all of a sudden I stopped moving and voice said, “We are sending you back.  You have many things you need to complete in your lifetime before you come back here.”  I remember thinking “Please don’t send me back I want to stay!”  I then began moving backward very fast.  All of a sudden I was back in the total darkness.

Still in a peaceful state of mind I noticed that my arms were extended above me.  When I pulled them down I rose up and broke the surface of the water I was in and found myself on the side of the overturned boat where I had started.  There were people all around the boat clinging to it.  Everyone seemed to be talking loudly at once and then finally the driver of the boat was on top of the hull and he yelled “Every one shut up and let’s count off!”  We did and two people were missing.  The driver promptly dove in to the water and retrieved the two people who were still under the boat and brought them to the surface.  He placed them on the hull out of the water and then because he knew I could not swim, pulled me up on the hull.  Other boats that were in the immediate area began pulling up and taking survivors aboard and eventually back to land.

Thankfully all twelve passengers survived the accident.  We all discussed the accident afterwards and I really don’t remember thinking about the NDE until about a week later and then because I was so thankful that everyone survived, it really did not mean that much to me at the time.

As I recalled it in days to follow, it seemed that NOTHING seemed to matter as much as prior to the experience.  The peacefulness stayed with me for quite a while and everything seemed to be in perfect place…no thoughts disturbed me.  Soon, the euphoria slowly slipped away and I was back to “normal,” with everyday concerns, schedules and so on.

I must say, I didn’t know what to make of it all since these occurrences were not widely spoken of at that time, but I knew that there was work for me to do and I heeded this message throughout my life.

I’m very interested in any comments and/or experiences you’d like to pass along.

I’ll surely enjoy reading anything you have to share.  If you would like, I can post your experience(s) in a separate blog on this subject.  Let me know.

I have nothing else to report at this time and want to say thank you folks out there in cyberland for taking the time to stop by to support our site.

Sweet dreams.

March 7, 2018

Jin Shin Jyutsu -Healing with Energy

My friend has been going through this treatment for a few weeks and the mucus in his lungs is completely gone along with some other aches and pain.  I talked to my friend before the treatment and he sounded like he had a sever chest cold and I even thought, maybe I should go see him.

Seems there are licensed people that do this treatment, but it seems to work for individuals.  A Google search provided us some practitioners in our area.

I woke up Sunday morning with a clogged head and nasal drip. I held my ring finger for five minutes and it all cleared up! Yes! Gone and I was amazed.

The site I found is >>>> JIN SHIN JYUTSU Site <<<click in link

The following is copied from the above site:
Holding your thumb also opens up channels for you to receive nourishment on an inner and outer level, not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  And if you need help falling asleep at night….or getting back to sleep when you wake up too early….just grab your thumb.
This hold also helps dissipate worry, nervousness, stress and tension, so it’s a real godsend of a self-help tool for this day and age!

Hold each finger for 3 to 5 minutes daily and your whole body will experience a wonderful calming, rejuvenating, balancing and harmonizing effect- and it’s cumulative, so the more often you practice JSJ, the more benefit you receive.

The index finger has to do with functions of the muscular and digestive systems, the kidneys, and the bladder; it can help with teeth and gum issues, backaches, and addictions of any kind, as well as with reducing fear, frustration and mental confusion.  So if you need support with any of those issues, grab that finger and hold!

The middle finger relates to the blood, liver and gall bladder, and feelings of anger, irritability, indecision or frustration.  It can also help with eye/vision problems and relieve fatigue.
So hold this finger to work on any of these organs/areas of the body and particular mental and emotional stresses.

The ring finger relates to the lungs and respiratory system, as well as the large intestine, and holding this particular finger works to rejuvenate and bring balance to those parts of the body.
It can also be used for ringing in the ears, excess mucus, and to relieve feelings of sadness, grief, negativity, and being stuck or having trouble with letting go.

And last but not least, the little finger, or “pinky,” is connected with functions of the skeletal system, as well as the heart and small intestine, and can be used to address bone or nerve problems and heart conditions.  On a mental and emotional level, the little finger relates to trying too hard or overdoing, and can help with feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem.

We hope your meditation practice is going well and you’re playing with your energy or sending out to all of us.  Our next post will be a fun meditation that usually provides surprises.

We have nothing else to report except to all Namaste.


March 2, 2018

Meditation 101 – The Beginning

This post is for the people who don’t or have “tried” to meditate without success.  It’s like anything else, it takes practice and dedication.

If you say you “can’t” meditate then choose to change your wording to “I choose to meditate and I choose to find the time each day to meditate”.

We strongly suggest using the Mindfulness Meditation structure of breathing in and out of your nose.

For One week, choose to meditate for five minutes each day or as many times per day as you choose.


  • Locate a quiet place and music is optional.
  • Sit in a chair or on the floor with legs crossed, hands on knees, head slightly tilted forward and back straight OR what ever is comfortable for you.
  • Eyes closed or if your eyes are open then focus on a specific point like the flame of a candle.
  • Start with three deep breaths slowly inhaling positive energy and relaxing your muscles and exhale negative energy.
  • Begin breathing though your nose focusing on each inhale and exhale.
  • If thoughts come into your mind and interrupt you, then acknowledge the thought and go right back to focusing on your breath.

(We actually say out loud to the thought “Hello thought, we know you’re here, but we are going back to our meditation.)

Then each week expand the time length if you feel comfortable that you’re progressing.  Anywhere from a minimum of 30 minutes to and hour is great without an interruption.

  • The goal is to get to three minutes or more without a thought going through your mind and you feel at peace in silence.
  • If you get to total silence then before you start, think of an intention(s) you wish to address when you get to silence. Example: I would like to know what my guardian angels name is or I would like a sign that I am on my path.  You could ask for the next lotto numbers or just about anything you want.  Play with it.
  • The whole point is to control your energy and get the negative energy out of your body and replace it with Love Energy.

The intention goes out to the Universe / God and the result could be right away or may take some time.  By meditation you get your mind clear so the when the answer to your intention you will see the answer.  There won’t be a bunch of junk filling up your head.

In our post about quit smoking there are many examples of how we used Mindfulness Meditations to get past the urge for smoking.  This was a key to complete quitting and it taught us that even throughout the day you can call on an immediate requirement without a formal meditation.

It all takes practice my friends and we are here for any questions or special requests.  Email us at we are in the process of getting our “.com” on a host server so when the email changes we will inform you.

We started meditation mainly to get rid of stress and when we found how great it worked, we started using it to rid ourselves negative energy and become a better person.  Then we came across Reiki Healing but we just did chakra meditations on our own.  Then we started looking for a Reiki Master to get initiated in level one and two.   We talked to several because we waned to feel comfortable with who we choose.  Finally in 2004 we found a Reiki Master in Orlando Florida and she was old school.  We were initiated to Level I (One) then after three months we were initiated to Level II.  The initiation for Master was a one year wait and required total commitment to Reiki.  We did not go that far because our main goal was Level II so we could send energy long distance (Upon request) and for self healing.

So my friends, we know that you will succeed in anything you dream about and we k now that meditation will help you get to your goal.  If you are in the bay area, let us know and maybe we can create a group and meditate together.  Group meditation is strong and we have seen it in action.

Once you get to a point where you’re effectively moving energy here is something we used to play with.  When you’re driving and you at a stop light, focus on the back of the head of the person in front of you and send a thought for them to move their head to the right.  Play with what you have learned its all part of the experience..

We have nothing else to report except to thank you for stopping by and we know you will be meditating in a short time.  Many blessings and have an awesome weekend.




February 24, 2018

Susan Boyle Finale…(A Dream from 2009)


After I finished watching the finals on Britain’s Got Talent on “” and I determined that it must have been a tough decision on choosing who should win.  It had to be a popularity contest because how do you compare a group of dancers to a solo singer?  The group named “Diversity” won and based on what I saw, they must have generated more votes just based on the number of people in the group and the age spread probably generated more “younger” votes.

In my opinion Susan should have won based on talent and inspiration to live a dream.  Simon said in an interview I watched, “I don’t think Susan has a clue as to how she has affected the world.”  Piers Morgan said it best to Susan, “You came along when the world was in turmoil and looking for some inspiration and you gave the world that inspiration.”  I agree 100% with that statement.

Even now when I watch that first video of Susan singing “I Dreamed a Dream” (original link not available) I get “goose bumps” just watching and listening.  The first time I watched this video the count was 20 million, then the next time it was 36 million, and then yesterday I watched again and it was 65 million.

Have you watched this video?  Just listen to the comments in the first two minutes of the video. Pay attention to the judgments being made by facial expressions and comments of both the audience and judges.  Were you making any judgments?  If you made that judgment then at the end of the video admitted that your first judgment was completely wrong and now you were going to stop “judging a book by its cover”, then that is how she has changed the “thinking” of the world.  When someone changes another persons thinking by an action taken, that is what I call inspiring, actually I call that a miracle.  Susan took the action by following her dream and appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent”, singing beautifully, and inspiring the audience.

I can think of nothing to add at this point except to wish Susan many blessing on her journey and since I did not see every episode ask, “How far did Stavor’s Flatley” get in the competition.

February 19, 2018

Meditation – Words Matter

Before we start this post we invite you to meditate with us as we create this post.  Please skip down if you choose not too.

We are going to start by taking three deep breaths.  Breath in love energy, out goes the negative energy.  let go tension on each in breath.  Relax.

Then from You-Tube we selected the following meditation – PURE POSITIVE ENERGY VIBES (click)

As we start our meditation we are sure to breath in and out through our nose and we will set this as our main rhythm throughout the meditation.  Even when we focus on sending intentions, if a thought other than our intention enters our mind, we go back to our breathing rhythm though our nose until the thought passes (And it will in a few seconds) and then return to sending our intention.

In past posts we have mentioned how important words are and this especially applies to the words we use when we are meditating.  When we meditate and describe in our thoughts what we wish to accomplish its important we use positive words or what you will get back is negative responses from the Universe.  When we meditate we are sending out our requests to the Universe and after it’s sent, we release the thought and continue meditation.  Right this minute we are totally in the moment and fully focused on each word/letter of this post.  You, my friend, are important to us and we look to help you in any way get to living your dream and live it in total bliss.  (Feeling the positive energy vibes).

Words like “try”, “need”,  and “should” are replaced by “We choose”, “We will”, and “We can”, etc.  We use the word “We” to define that we are working together with the Universe to accomplish our intention. When you say “I can’t find the time to meditate”, choose to change the wording to “I will find the time to mediate and I choose to following my plan to meditate everyday.”  Then let it go, and continue in the moment of being in the “now”.

If you are meditating on letting go of stress be sure to notice your breathing and the pleasant/relaxing sound coming from the video.  Continue letting go of the negative tension on the out breath.

Yesterday we were watching the NASCAR Daytona Five Hundred Mile Race mainly to notice what kind of words the commentators  were using and we were pleasantly surprised to hear only positive vibes.  Even when describing something in the past that might have been negative, they turned it in to a positive vibe.  Then Jeff Gordon (Get add on to the cometary team) said something that we constantly talk about and is where we aspire to be.  Jeff was describing what it’s like to be a driver and he said, “If there is an interruption during the race, when the race restarts the driver must be back in the moment because if he lets that interruption cling and nag him, then his driving will suffer until he gets back to the moment.”   We believe that this applies to your life also.  Right now as we type this post, if something interrupts, we stop and get back to the moment before we continue.  What brings us back is going back to our breathing rhythm before continuing.

Jeff’s comment also reminds us that the “cling and nag” also applies to thoughts from the past.  Here is our true meaning of being in the moment – The future and the past are illusions, they are thoughts, and our only reality in in the moment.  When we are with someone or alone we are in the moment.  And in the moment means we are one with the Universe.

We have nothing to add right now except to thank everyone for stopping by to read our post.  If you are meditating please kick back and continue.  It does take some practice, but the rewards are beyond your wildest dreams (Our experience).  Enjoy….

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