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June 6, 2019

My Uber Journal – As a Rider (Passenger)

For about 3 years we have been using Uber to get around the San Francisco Bay area because we do not own a car.  When we ceased diving for Uber we thought, “Since we don’t have a car why not ride with Uber because we really don’t drive or need to go any long distances and if we do, we can go by jet”.  So now we don’t have a car payment, pay auto insurance, pay for gas, worry about the stress of driving and where ever we go we have a great chauffeur and we meet some awesome people.  If you are a senior citizen living on retirement and don’t really need a car, we would suggest Uber for you.  Also we make a point of riding “pool” because it’s cheaper and sometimes we get to meet more folks.

Because we kept a journal when we drove we are now going to start as a rider mainly because the last few weeks we have had some awesome rides.  Right off we wish to say that as most of you know, we believe everything happens for a reason and the same applies with our Uber rides as it does for all of the daily experiences.  We look forward to riding with Uber because we know a great conversation will take place and we will learn a bit more about the people we meet.

Just last Tuesday we did an Uber and our drivers was Amit and like every other ride, when we entered the vehicle it was like we were meeting an old friend that we needed to catch up with.  Right off we started taking about Uber and then moved on to meditation which we were happy to find out that Amit does meditate and has been for a long time.  Then right after we crossed the bay we started taking about inter-dimensional travel, which we have experience with now that we have been invited to go to the city of Telos.  Right in the middle of our conversation Amit received a notification to pick up another rider. (We only ride pool which means other riders might be picked up).  We asked Amit what the riders name was.  He said “Francisco”.  We said “This should be interesting because Francisco is my middle name in Spanish.”  Amit said “No way!”  We said “way” He said “Cool1” We picked up Francisco and we said Hello!  We continued with inter- dimensional conversation with Amit.  A few minutes later Francisco laughed and said “You guys are not going to believe this but when I was waiting for you I was watching a show about inter-dimensional travel on History Channel.”  We said “great, now we have a three way conversation.”  The a few minutes later we asked “Do you want to learn how to travel?”  They both said “Yes”.  So we taught them how to travel using the Astral Travel Method.  We said “It’s not like your going to catch on right away, you will have to practice. We suggest when starting only go down your street or anywhere else close.  We also stressed that before you do any traveling be sure to protect yourself with a “ring of fire” and take a few Arch Angels along.  Then we said “Okay guys we are going to make you a deal.  Now that we taught you we want to see your progress so how about this.  Every day at 11:00 PM we will meet you on the roof of the Stanford Tower.  We can sit and chat about where we wish to go from there.”  They both said “Okay!”  We continued talking and dropped off Francisco.  We said “Francisco see at 11:00 PM.  Namaste”. Then it was my turn and we said to Amit “Wow!  Great die huh?  We wish you a great day and may you prosper. Namaste.”  Amit said “Best ride ever.”  We thought “Chalk up another great Uber ride. It sure is great to be flowing though this life and having these awesome experiences. Love it!”

Now yesterday we had another cool ride.  Ali picked us up and of course it was another “Wow, we haven’t see you in ages” conversation.  We talked mainly about various religions.  Ali is Muslim and we said that we said our friend Abdul we met on Uber and he has been teaching us about the details of the religion.  We listened on You Tube to the oral version of the Koran. We did agree that Muslim is very close to Catholicism, but just close.  Then Ali received a notification to pick up Ananya (Fake name) at the Stanford Clinic in Redwood City and off we went.  We said to Ali that “e were just her last week and our final today is at a Stanford office in Menlo. LOL guess Stanford is a biggie for us lolol”.  When Ananya entered the car her smile brightened all around.  She has one of the happiest smiles we have seen for awhile.  We started talking and she said she was a student at Stanford going for her Master Degree in Computer Science.”  We asked ‘What are you going to do when you complete your degree?” She said, “Go back to India.” Then we said “What?  Now way!  Please stay in USA!. What the heck are those other computer sciences students thinking?  They have an awesome person like Ananya attending their school and they are going to let her go?”  Amid said “Please stay young lady! We will miss you.”  She said “Awe thank you guys.”  We said “Please think about it.” She said “Okay I will.” Probably out of being polite so hey you guys and gals studying computer science at Stanford, find her and convince he to stay in the US.  Next thing we knew we were being dropped of and said “Namaste to you guys.  Hope to see you again Ananya when you have your masters.”  Of we went to see one of our favorite Doctors for our check up.  Once again we were beaming from ear to ear after another great Uber ride.

We always say in our posts that communication with others is why we are here and we find that these Uber rides we really feel the connection and the exchange of ideas really pumps up our energy.  We are always thankful to God for meeting these wonderful people.

We have nothing else to report right now except that here is a lin k to the You Tube Mediation video we are listening to <Listening to right now>

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March 20, 2019

Sleep Apnea Analysis – Stanford Sleep Medicine Center

Last year we were having issues with being tired in the middle of the afternoon after getting what we though was a full night sleep.  We have learned that what we thought was not the fact.  You can sleep what some would call “long hours” but the quality of the sleep matters more.  In general five hours of uninterrupted sleep is good.  The problem comes from interruptions like snoring, aches and pains, of the loss of breath called “Apnea” which is a gasp for breath either waking you up or breaking your sleep pattern.

In November is had a consultation appointment at the sleep center and filled out some forms and then discussed the information with the doctor and two other analysts.  (It took two months to get the appointment even with a referral).  I asked about how long it took to get an appointment and they said that two months is a short time because they are so busy and we got in because of a cancellation.  It seems that sleep issues seem to be a huge issue these days.  We discussed our sleep patterns, our diet, and what our typical process was just before going to sleep.  The fact that we meditated to get to sleep was probably the deciding factor for doing the sleep analysis.  They said that the meditation was a great start and they would think it would take us into a deep sleep, but they would need to get more analysis.  In this day and age, most people are on some sort of electric device or watching TV just before sleep and this is not the greatest way to start sleeping.  The general rule is at least 30 minutes of quiet before going to sleep.  As usual the Stanford doctors are awesome and answered all of our questions.  We set up an appointment for an over-night sleep analysis at the beginning of February 2019, yes three, almost four, months out.  (Actually it was Super Bowl Sunday).

We arrived at the Redwood City Stanford Medical Center at 7:20 PM on Sunday and found that there were other patients there for the same reason.  We don’t know what we were thinking, but we found out that the center does the sleep analysis on eighteen patients per night, six days a week.  The surprise was that there were children patients and of course we were immediately praying for the children to get healed.  They have a comfortable chair that turns unto a bed for a parent to sleep on in each of the children’s rooms.  When we were called we were escorted to a very nice, what we would call, “luxury” room.  There was a bed, closet, extra chair, TV, sink, bathroom and a shower in the bathroom.  The nurse said it takes about an hour to “hook” up all the wires and since we normally went to sleep at a later time, she would go do other patients and come back.  They had told us to bring comfortable a loosely fitting pajamas or sleepwear so we changed and watched TV until she came back.  On the ceiling above the foot of the bed was a camera and some sort of antenna to pick up signals or whatever.

Talk about wire attachments there were eighteen on just the upper body, head, neck, and skull.  Our forehead was covered from one side to the other with tape and wires.  (We should have taken a “selfie” but were engrossed in the process)  Then more wires in our hair, behind our ears, under our jaw and on our cheeks to check for “grinding”.  Of course the chest and two wires one running down each leg to the foot.  The wires were attached to a “box” that was taped on our upper chest and then the box had one wire running to a box to the left of the bed.  She hooked it up and left the room to go to the monitoring area to make sure all the “leads” were functioning and the camera was working.  She came back and said “Looks good.” And then she disconnected the one wire.  She told me “Push the red button on the nurse call button when we were ready to go to sleep.”  She said that after we went to sleep she might come back in after two hours to put a mask on our face that blows air and this will only happen if the indication is that we have a sleep apnea issue.”  She did not want us to be startled so that is why she mentioned this.  Then she asked “what time to you wish to get up in the morning?”  and we said “Nine AM would be fine”.  When she left we settled in and got comfortable being “wired up” and then pushed the red button.  The nurse cam in and plugged the wire in and said that she or someone would be monitoring us all night for an area down the hall.  Lights out and we fell immediately to sleep.

Next thing we know we are being awakened at 9:00 AM so it turns out that we do not have a sleep apnea issue because we did not get the two hour wake up for a mask.  (Great news!).  The nurse then began the disconnection and asked if we wanted to take a shower to remove the “gluey” stuff that that kep the wires in place?”  We said “yes” and the got dressed.  The nurse said they would be sending a summary of the results and then at a later date booking an appointment to discus in detail the results.  We thanked all the nurses and left to go home.

About a week later we received the summary which basically said that they did find six incidents of apnea “breaks” per hour but the standard is five so we have mild sleep apnea. (We found out later that ten or more is usually “maskable”).  The date for the detailed appointment is four months away and we will be reporting the results when we get that information.

It happens that one of our doctors (As you know we don’t believe in coincident so of course one of our doctors would be a sleep guru)  also has an expertise in sleep issues and we discussed what kind of issues sleep apnea can cause and to you out there in cyberland is in any way you think you have a sleep issue, discuss it with your doctor and or a specialist.  This could change you life for the better. Please don’t take our analysis as what you are going through and get it checked out.

Hopefully you are reading this post just before you go to bed and now you are yawning and stretching getting comfortable to go to sleep.  If so, have a great sleep and we should tell you that when we gave up sugar we started sleeping great.  We also started taking pure “CBD Oil” 30 mg a day and now we find ourselves waking up in a full blown meditation.  This is amazing because if we are waking up in a meditation, it must be starting in our sleep and it feeling when we wake up is beyond description.  It’s like a strong “feeling” of being one with everything and moving healing energy all over the world.

Since we have or thought we had completed the “forgive” and “ask for forgiveness” exercise several months ago we have found that the “stuff” really deep down is coming to the surface.  The “stuff” that you would not think of but because we put out the intention that we choose to get rid of it all we are happily getting rid of this “stuff”.  It seems to be mainly the negative thoughts we have had when we experienced negative events.  Yes, thoughts from long ago coming to the surface we are loving this exercise and are grateful to the Universe.  There is a light feeling every time we clear each instance and happiness.

To everyone who comes along and reads our post we say “Thank you” and to everyone that is and ever will be we say “Many blessings”.

We have nothing else to report except to say to the Uber drivers we recently met, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

February 20, 2019

The Fountain of Youth – Our Opinion

When we started posting way back in 2009 we made it clear that we were not or do not research anything and spell checking is non-existant.  We left the research up to the reader.  This has changed based on the kind of posting we have done recently.  If someone would have told us five years ago that we would be posting about our Belief System, The Arc of the Covenant, The End of our Known World, Where the heck is Jesus, on and on, we would have said “No Flicking way!”.

And now, we even research.  Yes, this stuff needs research and the cool thing about research is we never know where we will end up.  Like this post, we got here during research on the story that Jesus did not die and he and Mary Magdalene (PG) went to Portugal and there they raised their daughter.  So we were looking at our library and we found a very old book that someone gave us 20 years ago about “alchemy”.  The conclusion most people think about alchemy is turning lead into gold and if we found that secrete, we would not be typing these words.  Our staff of super models would be doing our blog posts for us, but that is only in our minds.  What we did find is a section about The Fountain of Youth.

For hundreds maybe thousands of year’s people have been looking for the Fountain of Youth, the most famous being Marco Polo, but our research says that Marco was not looking for the fountain.  It really doesn’t matter, because he did not find it.  There are many other who claim to have found it, but like we believe the Arc of the Covenant does not exist, we believe the Fountain of Youth is not a place, it’s a formula in the alchemy book and we have filled in what is needed.  As you probably know we don’t believe in accidents and we did not find this accidentally, we have been wondering if it’s possible to get younger, and of course, we do believe that “anything is possible and there are no limitations”.  What is cool is most of the ingredients we are already doing as our daily and weekly routine.  We did go out and find a few additional meditations to include and we have been executing this formula for about a month.  We feel the change folks, our health is changing back to our younger years and we are not only doing this formula, but we are working with our doctors in solving the one issue we have had for many years, and that is shortness of breath.  The cause is mainly the genetic illness called “Ortho-static Hypotension”.  We did a post on this and we found that compression stockings take care of the dizziness, but because the heart and lungs get out of sync the minute we start vigorous exercise we lose our breath.  Just yesterday on a visit to our primary care doctor we found out that about a year ago we had started a medication to cure this, but we had stopped for some unknown reason.  We have since started again and of course, this leads us to our belief that back then we were not ready for this solution and now we are.  Maybe it’s because on our Uber ride we met a medical researcher that works for Stanford and has amazing energy or the medical student that we gave a ride to?  Everything everyone does has an effect somewhere in the universe.  We don’t dwell on this stuff, we just believe that God/The Universe is watching us follow our path and guiding us along.  So here we go getting younger with each moment.  The wait has been well worth it and we will track our progress so we can report to you when we reach our goal of forty years old.  The formula says that it will change our body, mind, and spirit so that it’s all in sync.  We will keep our mind clear and stay in the moment so that is we skip something we will be notified.

This July we will 75 years old and as of just yesterday the Uber driver thought we were still working and our age is 55, so we are 20 years ahead already.  Once we get to mid 40’s we plan to pass on the formula to a few friends and guide them through the process.  It will work folks, but if you’re dedicated it becomes fun and that what this is all about.  We of course will continue to share our experiences with others and help others follow their dreams.  We have had a ton of fun playing with Reiki Energy.  Of course we have had fun with Astral Travel and some of the new places to visit like Telos.  Did we mention we once said “We want to live to 200 years old”?  This has changed to “We want everyone to live as long as they wish”.  We were channeled by Roy back in the early 90’s and everything he said has come true except one thing and that is how and when we will die.  We know the “how” and that will generate the when, so when we decide to do the “how” we will be ready to pass on and since we have already been to the other side, we have no fear and will greet the other souls with a celebration and plan our next life.

We wish to end by saying to we send our blessings to all those earth angels to came to our assistance yesterday at 3250 Alpine Road in Portola Valley.  They all came from everywhere and we know we needed that experience because we were a bit over confident and the Universe sent a message LOLOLOL.

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and to the new subscribers (One from Russia not named Putin).  We are sitting here listening to “My Fathers Eyes” by Eric Clampton and feeling we are one with all that is.  How beautiful the view is and we wish to tell everyone they are not alone and all you have to do to find out is reach out to the next person you see.  Smile and see what happens.  Say “Hola” or “Hello” or “I see you”, and see the response.  Have fun folks.

We have nothing at this time except to send many blessings to all.

December 22, 2018

Christmas Shopping 2018

Shopping is usually not at the top of our list except at Christmas.  We like to wish everyone Merry Christmas as we move about the stores or when we are standing in line to meet Santa.  We stand in line for people who might need to use the washroom or run an errand.  Of course we ask everyone we are going to get a present for and they all, yes all, answer “I have no idea.”  This Christmas we want nothing except a card and a hug.  We have converted to a minimalist.  We have everything we need and if something comes up where we need something special, the Universe usually sends what we need.

We do remember the one Christmas that pushed us to our limits.  The special child we were buying for wanted one of those toys that come out at Christmas and this time it was hotter selling than free money.  The think ahead professional shoppers ere all on the store lists that give them first choice.  We did try calling, but the wait for an agent for most stores was an hour and the music was a radio station that was not exactly on the channel so you got static and music.  So we packed food and strong coffee and we had a list of stores loaded in our GPS.  One by one the only open space was about a mile away from the entrance, the store was crawling room only, and of course they were out of what we were looking for.  Six hours later we completed the GPS list and stopped to think about where to go next.  So we meditated and focused on the toy.  We did get an answer form the meditation, but the store that came up was a Christmas ornament store just down the street where we lived.  Because we trust, off we went and parked in front, there were not too many people, and they had what we were looking for.  It was almost overwhelming how happy we were.  We found out that they had received the toy by accident and because they knew it was popular so they kept the load.  Mission accomplished and we took an oath that from now on we will be shopping on-line only.

Someone mentioned shopping on “Black Friday” and that brought a fond memory to mind when we were driving for Uber.  We picked up a couple of people that were going from Palo Alto to downtown San Francisco at about noon.  The rout was 101 North to downtown, about 35 miles.  They did mention that they expected the traffic to be heavy and we had no idea what it was like.  To the surprise of all of us the minute we got on 101 these was hardly any traffic at all.  Then came the miracle, once we got up to speed we did not touch the brakes until we were exiting the 101.  We have taken this rout many times and when we say miracle, we mean miracle.  After the couple exited and we were on the way back the same thing happen and the traffic was so light that the closest car in front of me was a good mile away.  We should have taken a picture but we were to busy enjoying a once in 1,000,000,000,000 experience.  Nothing in our entire Uber experience ever came close again except the time we were crossing Death Valley, but that wasn’t in an Uber.  The cool thing about that experience was two F-104’s buzzed our car about 200 feet off the ground.  We think they were showing us what “real” speed was even though we were going 120 MPH.  We got their point.

So to any of you who are last minute shoppers thinking you are going to get a deal, we hope you do, because there are another million others doing the same thing.  Promise you will take your time and wish everyone a Merry Christmas with a smile and the karma should be enough that you will get what you want.

Karma Driving Hint:  Back in the day when we did a lot of driving a driver cuts us off we would go into a tirade curing and carrying on for at least 10 minutes.  Then we were watching a show and a person said that instead of throwing a fit when someone cut them on they said to the other driver through the windshield “God bless you and great job of driving!”  That’s all and no tirade.  Two seconds and done.  The traffic Gods will smile and you will get great Traffic Karma.

We want to thank all of our subscribers for supporting our site and we hope to see some of you along the way.  Please be safe and cheerful because others will probably join you.

We have nothing to report at this time except to send some warm weather to Half Moon Bay and the entire bay area.  Many blessing to all.

December 19, 2018

Project Baseline – Make Your Mark on Map of Human Health

Several weeks ago we applied for Project Baseline link and to our delight we were accepted.  This is a research project that will monitor 10,000 people all over the United States for five years.  The main participants in the Bay Area are Stanford Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Google, and Verily.  This coincides with our Universal Mission to make a difference in humanity and elevate the spiritual vibration of everyone we meet.  This is a win / win project.

Our first appointment was Monday and we had an awesome Uber Drivers named Robert.  Right off, it was like Robert and I had know each other forever and as we progressed along the route when we were on North 101 agreed that we were suppose to meet and had a great conversation.  We talked about how we were all connected and we discussed my Belief System which we have now named “Oneism”.  So if we use “Oneism”: you will know what we are talking about and the next post will be a reminder of what it means.

We arrived at the Project Baseline Stanford Office and we wished Robert a great Christmas.  We love to know about other peoples experience and Robert’s was really interesting.  The entire trip was a learning experience for both of us.

Prior to coming for our appointment Project Baseline had sent several emails about what the first appointment was going to cover over the six to seven hours.  (Free lunch and it was great).  Christine (Fake name) greeted us.  I noticed that Christine looked like she was 14 years old and because we had to know, so we asked Christine is she was in her teens.  She laughed and said she was in her late twenties.  I said “you would be a tough date because you would be getting carded everywhere you went.”  Christine then explained that we would start by filling out several forms, like consent forms etc.  Then go do blood work, measure height and get weight, and other tests.  Then at the end of the day we went over the devices that they provided to take with us.  First the “smart watch” that is worn 24/7 and once a day we are required to take an ECG (We took it just now).  The watch has the time, date, and takes the ECG and that’s all.  Then at night we put the watch in a “charging dock” that sends the data, sync’s the watch, and charges it.  The other device is “Easy Sense live” which is a flat device that is placed under our mattress under where our heart would be when we are asleep.  This device streams data 24/7.  Once placed you are done.

At the end of the day Christine surprised us with a T-Shirt, water bottle, a very nice carrying bag, and folder to hold our brochures and devices to take with us.  Christine did mention that they are still looking for additional candidates in the Bay area so if your interested please go to this link >>> Projectbaseline.com <<<<<.   We must say that Christine was awesome and answered every question we had, was clear in explaining all the tests and documents, has a great sense of humor, and of course be the end of the day we had he doing Mindfulness Meditation and visiting this site.  Then there was Lisa who took an hour to go over our heath history from day 1.  All the operations we had since birth.  We of course discuss meditation and we told her about the “Insight Meditation Center” (Click on name for link) in Redwood City where we went to learn Mindfulness Meditation.  On the link is the schedule of classes and there is another link to all the teachings via audio.  You can read the description and listen to the teaching or download it and it’s all free.  There were other folks that we neglected to get their names, but we will follow up with getting their names on our next visit.  Everyone was awesome and we are looking forward to our next appointment.  The lady that did the breath test said her bull dog (Cute picture) was having an issue with her hip, so we asked her name and it is “Marlyn Monroe”. (Big laugh).  We volunteered to send some healing Reiki Energy to Marlyn.

A few days later we received a phone call from our “Baseline Buddy”, which is a person we can call with any questions or complaints we might have.  Our buddies name is Zelda and she has answered every question we have had and if she can not answer, she will follow up when she gets the answer.  To Zelda’s boss Angela, “Zelda is awesome.  Please give her a gold star!”.

Then it was time to go and we wished everyone seasons greeting and reinforced the need to meditate.  This time my Uber ride was with Dmitry who was Russian  and was in the USA for 3 years.  He and his family came here asking for and getting asylum because he was a dissident and was worried about his health in Russia.  The conversation started off slowly and we chatted as we progressed.  Then just when we started to cross the bay on RT-92 there was an accident on the bridge and we were re-routed to the RT-84 bridge which was almost back were we started.  So of course we said “Dmitry you know why this happened?  It’s because we are suppose to continue this conversation and discuss meditation.  Poof!  It was like old friends meeting after not seeing each other for many years. He even mentioned that usually the traffic is terrible this time of day (5;00 PM) but its like traffic is getting out of our way.  (We did not tell him that we sent out an intention to have our “Traffic Angels” to clear the way as needed).  We both agreed that we were suppose to meet and even though the possibility for a second ride was next to impossible, we might just meet again, because in our Universe nothing is impossible.

So that’s the end of the day and we could feel the great energy flowing from meeting all these amazing people.

Please if you out there in Cyber-land know of anyone that would like to volunteer for Project Baseline please send them to the web site. We are dedicating this post to Jane who we supported through her chemo and she has now become our hero.

We have nothing else to report except we now have a mission to meet everyone in our “Soul Group” (search site for definition).  In order for the Soul Group to flourish spiritually we need to meet everyone and others outside the group.  When we share we not only grow, but so does the group and the individual we are sharing with if they are not in our group.  This leads to the vibration of Mother Earth getting raised and this is another mission we are on.  We have asked on a prior post for people to send Mother Earth as much positive energy as possible.  Several folks are doing this, but we must add by getting out there and meet as many people as possible and report our experience here to share with all of you.

Thank you all for your support and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019.

Namaste

April 24, 2018

Belief System / Daily Hints / Daily Challenges

There are events that are everyday occurrences, some we consider negative or an aggravation to you, which eliminates you ever getting to a peaceful life.  We have experienced everything that we are going to describe and we will continue to only describe our experiences.  This is why we all are on this planet!

Way back when we lived in Indiana and working as a software developer we spent a lot of our time driving.  Good old Illinois Toll Road and I-94 were our friends.  There was always a day when we were in a hurry and low and behold there was a traffic jam.  So we would sit there looking at our watch, rolling down our window to try and see what’s ahead, flipping radio channels to see if the reason was there.  In short, getting aggravated waiting.  Prior to getting on the road we happen to be reading one of Marianne Williamson’s books that actually mentioned waiting in line and her suggestion as to how better deal with it.  So here we are and we take three slow deep breaths, relaxing with each breath.  We actually felt relaxed and then we thought “The only big hurry is in our mind.  We will get to where we are going when we get there. Let’s take this time to enjoy these moments and besides, we don’t know the cause of the traffic so why attempt to run every possible cause of traffic jams through your head?  Why not relax and clear your head with a quick meditation, of course stay alert to the traffic because we don’t want to be the cause of people behind us going trough massive aggravations because of our fender bender.  We changed the radio to some rock and roll (Yes we sometimes meditate to classic rock and roll) and enjoyed.  Sure enough, the traffic started moving, showily at first, the up to the limit.  To this day we do the same process except when we see the traffic ahead we send the intention to the “traffic angels” to possibly get the traffic going soon.  Of course, if we get “stuck”, we accept it and enjoy the time until we are motoring along.  This also applies to the people at the other end where we are going.  If someone is late, so be it.  You have no idea why they are late and here is a phrase we use often, “Is the world going to end if….” they don’t show up, we don’t get there quick?  Add what you choose and we find it to be a good alert to pondering the answer depending on the event.

So then when the traffic gets moving we motor along watching the people speed because they think the world is going to end if they don’t get to their destination.  Then some guy cuts you off.  He swerves from the right lane moving to the left missing you by inches and ends up in the far left lane.  Normally we would imaging a mushroom cloud above our head because of the explosion of profanities coming out of our mouth and going into max aggravation mode for several minutes.  This was also in Marianne’s book and we use it all the time.  When we get cut off we say out load “God Bless you!”, “Great job of driving!” That’s it.  No profanity. No aggravation for several minutes. It’s done, let’s move on.

See, in just two examples we have removed many minutes’ even hours of aggravation that we would normally bring on ourselves.  Sometimes we dwell on a simple “cut of” for several hours.  It’s all about changing our thoughts and responses to make a more peaceful and happy life for ourselves.  Remember if you’re on RT 101 going north to San Francisco and you get cut off by an Uber driver with a passenger that has white hair and a pony-tail be sure to send blessings to the driver and passenger.

Link to Marianne Williamson Bio (Click on link)

There are also the daily surprises where something doesn’t go the way you expected, like someone was suppose to pick you up and did not show up or they are late.  We used to freak out similar to when someone “cut” us off.  Now first of all we don’t expect anything.  This way if it doesn’t happen then there is no disappointment and if something happens then we welcome it.  Now instead of “freaking out” we welcome the opportunity to create a solution and thank The Universe.  We know The Universe will show us the solution and because we have a clear head, we will know it immediately.  Here is an example that happened a few weeks ago:

We were leaving our doctor appointment and we could not get an Uber signal.  We tried several times and then we moved closer to the parking lot.  Then we called a friend and as we were talking a lady passing by asked “Where are you going?  Maybe I can give you a ride?”.  We told her and she said she wasn’t going that way.  We thanked her and said “God Bless you and have a great day.”  Still taking with our friend, the Uber Signal appeared (10 seconds later), so we hung up and did our Uber Booking.  Here is something else we do and that is when we book an Uber ride we always look forward to enjoying meeting the driver and because we usually ride “pool”, picking up a passenger along the way.  Juts last week we were “Ubering” and we were telling the driver that we were planning a trip to Mount Shasta this summer.  He asked why, and we said “Because it’s a energy vortex area and we plan to do some meditations there and enjoy the energy”.  He looked at us and smiled and said, “I have been looking for a place just like that sine I came to this country.” He immediately wrote the name and said, “I will go there for a day.  Do you want to go with me?”  We said, “Thank you, but we plan to stay longer”.  The point here being, we shared and connected with the driver.  Give sharing with others a shot (“try” is not a word in our vocabulary).  We guarantee you will be surprised.

We have nothing to add at this time. (To be continued)

Message to visitors:

We admit were hesitant in doing posts about our Belief System and now that we started, we received hundreds of likes, hits, and many new subscribers.  We now know why we started this series and it came to us recently.  In my post about my Near Death Experience, when we were on the other-side and it was so peaceful and calm, and that voice said “We are sending you back, you have many things to complete in your lifetime before you come back here.”  I did beg to stay there, but here we are and we truly believe this is one of the things the voice was talking about.  God Bless every one of you and thank you for allowing our words to be part of you.

April 9, 2018

Driver-less /Hands Free Vehicles Editorial

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 6:49 pm
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When I was driving for Uber driver-less cars was the subject of 50% of the conversations and out of that 50%, 80% would not use a driver-less car.  So its been discussed and this is our opinion.

A driver-less car is basically totally controlled by a “CPU” with special software, and the software is probably as complicated as we have ever seen.  Then the software controls a bunch of gadgets like gas pedal, brakes, and just about every other component that it takes to drive the car. Being an “EX” software developer that has written software for over 5 decades and some very complicated (Not like this) we can safely say “There is  no way in hell that this software can completely be tested.  The basic routines probably yes, but the little used routines probably got over-looked or not all the conceivable possibilities that can happen while driving a car are included.”

Just think about how many software AP’s, operating systems, etc. you use that have been around for years and they still get errors?  An error in a driver-less car could mean injury or worse to the passenger. The “CPU” may not know what to do on an error or might use the wrong routine to attempt a solution.

Juts think you might be in the back seat, rock & roll blasting the audio system, enjoying the ride going down 101 South and unknown to you there there is a car chase and the car being chased in Northbound in your lane , about a mile away in your lane, and coming head-on toward you at about 90 MPH.  So in less than a minute the two of you will meet.  You see the other cars going in your direction moving off to the left and right to avoid the oncoming car and then you see it about a 1/4 mile away, coming fast.  You notice the “CPU” has not done anything except flash a warning on the overhead message center that it’s having a problem that it does not know what to do.  Comforting huh?  You thought about jumping in the front seat and take control, but it’s to late.  You can only hope that the car coming at you is going to veer around you but at the last second you see that driver is looking back at the chasing police cars, not at you and “BOOM!”.

You might survive, but if you find yourself floating about a hundred feet over the crash site and you look down and see the driver-less car in about a million and one pieces, and notice there are angels on each side of you guiding upwards, then you probably did not make it.  We you get to the Pearly Gates you see a huge sign, “Driver-less Car victims go to the right and follow the arrows to the processing center.  Everyone else come right in, your party has started.”  When you get to the “Processing Center” you find out that because you died in the hands of a computer/software they did not know you were coming and on their books you had another 80 years to live.  So now they are scrambling for somewhere to put you and because of the outer thousands of souls in your line, it turns out that the Devil is taking the overflow in holding for 30 days and then you will be processed.

So we are taking a humorous look at this, but think about it.  When you get in or use a driver-less car, you have no idea how it functions or what you need to do if it malfunctions.  When you get in that car you are now a “Test Rat” and you are paying to be a “Test at”.  If you have ever driven you know that things come up that even surprised you.  The “chases” example above actually happened to us in Southern California in the mid eighties and the stolen car was a truck driven by a young kid.  When we saw the helicopter, we moved along with everyone else to the side of the road.  The driver-less cars stayed in their lanes. (There were none).

There is another worry is these vehicles use a electronic (GPS) map,  and the map might be wrong.  Example is when I was driving for Uber I was taking three students from Menlo College to China Town and when we were getting close, we came to a stop light.  The “map” said “Go straight a mile and then turn left.”  I showed this to the passengers because looking out the front window we saw that the road went about 1/2 mile and there was a six foot hight brick wall completely across the street blocking all traffic.  You have to ask yourself, “Would a driver-less car noticed?” Of course, the speed limit was only 35 MPH so a minimum of damage would have been done, but hopefully when the car got near it would do a U-Turn and continue on another way.  BUT you being a “Test Rat” don’t know for sure do you?

The only time this soul would get in a driver-less car is if a confirmed report has a comet coming toward Earth and a confirmed report that the comet is going to destroy the Earth, we would take driver-less car to the nearest bar and get really, really drunk. (If we made it that far).

We have nothing else to report and we thank you all for stopping by.  God bless all of you and have a great week,  We think the POTUS should be the first one to use a driver-less car to prove they are safe.

February 16, 2018

Following Dreams continued

This post is dedicated to Uber Drivers Edgar and Luizpaulo, passenger Charles/Albert, the young lady I met in the 401 Quarry lobby with the green hair, and Erin (Awesome), all of these people I had an awesome conversation with.  Well, not the green haired young lady, all I said to her was “Great hair color!”.  I need to ask Edgar if he assisted that young lady that looked like she was needing a ride when he drooped me off?

So the conversation was “Following Dreams”, and “Meditation”.  We all shared our experiences and had a good time.  I learned from each and they all seem to be following their dreams.  This is what I believe life is all about and I talk about it all the time.  The “Face-to-face” meeting people and having a good time is the best medicine.  With the deluge of information in this day and age is sometimes overwhelming to others and meeting people and sharing that it the same for everyone seems to lift the stress off and we feel like we are part of something bigger.

Meditation is a great way to ease stress, but I believe that once we master that, the next challenge is to find out what is causing the stress and learn how to remove the cause from our lives.  This is where I go with my meditations, not only for stress, but for everything in my life that I feel negative energy.  First I meditate to keep my head clear and that way when something comes along that “does feel right” I notice and make a mental note to ponder what happen and how to handle the experience next time.  With a clear head I also notice the positive experiences that get my attention and I thank the Universe for all that they do and share the feeling with everyone.  The point is to notice, and the way to get to that point is to meditate.

I start my day immediately when I get out of bed with a this morning meditation “Morning meditation” that is nine minutes and you can just listen or go about your morning duties.  I grab a cup of coffee and then close my eyes, take three deep breaths, and relax for a few minutes to decide which of the meditations I have saved to listen to.  Maybe its something I have been pondering or I have several clearing negative energy video meditations saved.  Because I am in touch with Chakra’s being a Reiki Healer, I have some awesome video meditations saved and I make sure to keep my Chakra’s in balance.  Then because I believe we can cure some of our aches and pains I have some video meditations that are for healing myself at the DNA level, cell level, and body in general.  Sometimes I randomly pick one, it depends on what the moment holds.

I subscribe to “Meditative Mind” on You Tube and when I get a new video meditation each day if it “rings positive” I make sure to send it out to my friends that I have on a phone list and send out the link via “Message”.  (Note to self – automate)

When I talk to some of my friends about meditation some say that “I don’t have the time.” Then I say, “choose to have the time.” When they say that they will not have the time because the ego will make sure they don’t have the time and they they will be right.  When they “choose” the are making a contract with themselves to complete the task.  Words are important, especially when we are talking to ourself.  Another word is “Try”, replace with “Choose”, or “I will”.   Many self-help books discuss these actions.

When I look at my book library I see the progression of my journey as I have read various books in the order of my growth.  Of course there have been highs and lows.  I am grateful for both the highs and lows.  The lows are opportunities to learn and grow. There have been times we have faced the fear and found the other-side to be slam dunk awesome.  Something I have learned is when something amazing comes my way we make sure to mentally send the energy out to everyone that is and every will be.

When we go out and about our intention is for a party to break out with whomever we interact with, even if it just a smile and a wave. Have fun with it and enjoy.

We have nothing to add except to thank everyone for the positive energy yesterday and hopefully the Ubers guys got some great tips.

February 14, 2018

Following Your Dream and more

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We are dedicating this post to Vanessa, the Uber driver that brought us home yesterday and something we discussed inspired this post.  If you know a Vanessa from the West Bay that drives for Uber, call her to and tell her to come and read this post.  Also thank her for the inspiration.

Because I believe that everyone is living their dream I often ask so we asked Vanessa because she was saying how much she liked driving for Uber.  When we drove for Uber we loved it also because of the flexible hours giving us the freedom to work when we wanted to.  When we asked Vanessa she said “I am actually an accountant but I did not like the confines of working in an office.  I want to travel the world and experience new things.”  Then she said “I guess I should get a normal job”.  This was probably coming from someone in her life that is telling her what they want her to do.  These are the people who live life projecting their opinions toward you.  Many think they are helping you, but what they are really doing is pushing the opinion of their own needs onto you. So her dream is to travel the world and we said “Go for it!”  Find someplace that promotes employees traveling of create your own business where you would be, for example, a traveling accountant. Of coursed we get a hesitation, which is usually the reaction because we have created a new idea for them to pursue.  When we exited the car we said “For you Vanessa we will ask the Universe to help you find a way you can pursue your dream.”  This adds energy to the new idea and our energy along with hers is starting the process.  This is why we meditate.  Meditation clears our mind so that when we send a request out to the Universe we are clear and when the answer comes we see it. Or if we send a request out on behalf of someone else it gets attention.  It’s like praying, which is actually meditation when you’re focused.  We believe that if she is ready the request will come her way, and even if she is not ready, it will be fulfilled when she is ready.

So what’s our experience is following dreams?  We have followed our dreams from the day we were born.  We have lived a blessed life and we thank the Universe everyday.  In the area of the country where we grew up the steel mills employed most people.  All my friends went to the mills to work and the money was good.  But my Dad said to me that in twenty years this area will be all hi tech so pursue the computer stuff you like so much and we did.  My Dad being an Aquarius always seem to know what the future held and 20 years later that area is now high tech.  We worked 50 years as a software developer and loved every moment.  There were times we loved it so mush that we probably would have worked for free, but did not mention that to the client.  We also traveled to hundreds of cities in the U.S. throughout our career meeting and met awesome people everywhere, not only at the client, but other travelers. We get happy just thinking about some of our adventures like helping a older lady get home to Travers City and her family. The flight from San Jose, CA to Detroit and then on to Traverse City, but when we landed at Detroit the airport was closed because of thunderstorms.  She was supposed to be escorted by airline employees but we saw her wandering around with no one in sight so we went over and took her to the airline desk.  The lady behind the desk asked me to please take charge because her escorts were not available.  I said “Of course” and the airline booked us in to a local Marriot and set us up for the first flight out the next morning.  We had a car take us to the hotel where I told the desk what the circumstances were so that calls to the older ladies room would transfer to me.  I call the family in Traverse City and informed they what was going on.  The next day we had a free breakfast and a car took up to the airport where we caught the next flight out.  Upon arrival we “delivered” her to the family who was full of thanks and I went on my way.  About a month later I received a letter from Northwest Airlines say that the family thought I was an airline employee and they were impressed that we took it upon ourselves to take care of their mom.  (She looked exactly like our grandma so we could not resist).  The airline gave the family a full refund and they gave me a ticket to fly round trip anywhere in the world they serviced.  Stuff like this happened often and every time we boarded an airplane if the seat next to us was vacant, we thought “This seat is reserved for someone special”.

As a footnote when we refer to the “Universe” we believe that everything that is and ever was is connected. So you might say God because it’s what you believe in and we honor all.  The point is we are all here to help each other get though this life and all the other lives.  (Smile)  Yes, we believe in reincarnation. J

So far we have lived and loved every moment and even after we retired and now we are continue meeting amazing people in a place where we love and thrive.  If we can help someone get to live their dream then we get brownie points with the Universe. J (Karma)

We are closing on a happy note with a post we saw on our “Alaboutnothing” Facebook page.  (We have a Facebook and Twitter account)

Grandma said to grand-daughter, “Do you know what day is coming up?”

Grand-daughters response, “Yes, it’s Presidents Day.”

Grandma thinking she has a smart grand-daughter followed with, “Do you know what it means?”

Grand-daughter, “The President comes out of the White House and if he sees his shadow, we have another year of bull-shit!” (We almost feel off chair laughing)

We have nothing else to report at this time.  Thank you all for taking the time to stop by by and God Bless all.

Song now playing as we complete this post is by Joe Walsh, “Life’s been good

January 7, 2017

My Uber Journey Journal Entry – New Year 2017

Filed under: UBER Journey — alaboutnothing @ 1:35 am
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uber_logoWell folks, we saw a article that said the Uber will be giving about 15 million rides over New Years Eve and we made sure we were part of it.  It proved to be an interesting experience and we even did some research prior.  We found the between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM we were taking party goers to the various parties through out this area.  Then we took a few hours off and started driving again at around 1:00 AM.  All of these trips were taking many happy and one fairly “woozy” passenger home from the parties.  As usual we met some awesome folks and had some great conversations.

New Years Day Revelation —  I don’t know if it was because this was the first day of a new year, but it seems that two Prius drivers broke out of the normal slow speed syndrome and decided to live on the wild side.  I was on I-280 doing about 5 MPH over the 65 MPH speed limit when a Silver Prius passed me like I was standing still.  I was stunned when I realized when had just happened.  I figured that it would never happen again, so I gave a chuckle and drove on.  Then later, I was on the Dumbarton Bridge doing the posted 55 MPH when a Blue Prius passed me doing about 65 mph.  Now we were double stunned.  We thought maybe 2017 marked the start of some secret rule that the Prius community should start speeding, but that came to and end when I had to swerve around a Prius doing 45 MPH in the 55 MPH zone.  Still an amazing start to 2017 we must say.

Google Alert – We had a passenger (Denali) today that we picked up at Facebook and it turns out that Denali just had completed an interview and was seriously looking for a new position.  We asked Denali if Google was on the list and Denali said that she was waiting for Google to get back to her, but late next week she was going to an interview down in Venice Beach.  So to GOOGLE we say “Hey! Denali is a Northern California Native and is well qualified based on my conversation I think Denali would fit nicely in the Google community.  We can’t let a So Cal company steal Northern California techie talent.”  It’s now on you Google, don’t blow this.

Driver-less Car Conversation – The driver-less car conversation goes on and now the question has arisen that if all the cars are built identical then they will all perform the same.  We thought a great test would be to take some of these vehicles to a drag strip and race them against each other.  If they are all in fact the same, then the final race result will always be a tie.

New Uber Driver Alert – Hey Nigel get it done!

We have nothing else to report at this time, but we will be posting the Google result on the Denali interview later this week.  We are in the middle of starting a Twitter movement to get Starbuck’s or any other coffee café to give San Francisco Uber drivers a discount.  (Peet’s Coffee are you listening?)

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