Clown Town Slipping down a flight of stairs, but never hitting the ground; my heels itch and my calves ache the brain shakes as the ground quakes. Praying to a plastic god, shrouded in orange and corn husks and country clubs counter cologne’s musk. Fields of fire in my backyard, but those fields are that…
Where does it all come from, and how can one have it better channeled through them? From my own personal experience as well as clues left behind from the great thinkers and artists from days past, I believe it has to do with the notion of knowing versus thinking. Sounds like a simple enough broad notion, but how can one cut this notion down into more easily understood and obtainable bite size pieces?
What is Qi, and how does it correlate to daily life? Qi, pronounced chi, being the circulating life force is within all things, from early Chinese philosophy. It is also seen as the invisible forces that connect all things. So, how does this correlate with blood? Well besides the obvious description of a life force that is circulating, it is also written in order to regulate one’s Qi they must regulate breath, which is also one and the same with blood. I feel as though it delves deeper, though. Blood has magnetic properties, it has been shown that hemoglobin can form magnetism while processing oxygen. So, if one were to want to transfer Qi towards another object, in theory, one would just have to focus their blood flow to a specific area and one may be to emit an electromagnetic field that could react with something else. This seems to also fit in with descriptions of Reiki as well, which in essence is the ancient art form of healing through naturally occurring electromagnetic waves. If you wish to practice this, try looking at and thinking about your hand until you begin to feel more with it, with the heightened neuron senses, they must be pulling more blood supply to aid them, and therefore increasing the electromagnetic resonance. Once you have harnessed the flow until your hand becomes warm to the touch, try transferring it throughout your body, I find visualizing it as a light within your minds eye tends to aid the flow as well. We will delve deeper into the streams of Qi at a later date, but this a good place for us to dip our toes in, in The Garden of Knowledge.
“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
-John F. Kennedy
This quote was intended to drive the American population to finally reach for the stars and beat Russia to the moon, but I feel as though it translates past that, and speaks novels of the human spirit. Not the spirit in the essence of the mind without the body, but the spirit of humanity that drives us ever towards tomorrow. It’s evolved with us, ever since discovering fire and mapping the stars, which we someday soon may be exploring. It’s the same spirit that drives mere mortals to become Olympians or a single mother who is working three jobs so she can send her child to college one day. We choose to do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, and it is written in each and every one of our DNA to rise up to any challenge, just as humanity always has, and always will.
What truly holds the secret to having the green thumb, and what secrets does it possibly hold for other factors of life? Yesterday we began to converse over the topic of epigenetics as it may pertain to diet in a broad sort of sense, but how does epigenetics hold up when it comes to the plant kingdom, and how might that tighten the connection between our own realities of existence with theirs?
“Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
What is food really at its core, and what has it become today? With people’s work schedules ever on the rise, many are forced into a decision of choosing between their personal/social lives or meal prep time, and many have chosen to hand their meal prep off to someone else who can save them time. The problem with this being that most of these corporations do not have our health in their best interest. What could be the worst that could occur from such mentalities, though? After all, it’s just food.
“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.”
With all the advertising money being funneled into new diets and health crazes, it can be difficult to find pure truths in it. I find the best thing one can do at any point to find what’s healthiest for them, is to check-in with the animal living inside of each and every one of us. It can be easy to remember in this day in age, that we weren’t always the well-groomed beauties that we are today, and weren’t nearly as well fed either.
Time, something one either has too much or too little of in this day in age, but how does it work and where does it all fit in with our reality we perceive. It has become more and more apparent within the physics community that it is much more relative in nature than we tend to observe on a day to day basis. I feel the movie Interstellar does quite a good job at conveying the almost paradoxical essence of it, and if you haven’t had the pleasure of watching that movie I would highly suggest it.
Unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.
To start off this week, I feel it’s good for us to have a check in on the human brain, how it works in essence, and how I at least make it work for me. As one of the beauties of the world being that everyone is able to see things in their own light, consider these more as suggestions or reflections rather than statements, as it may work for me but not necessarily for everyone.
It can no longer be disputed that we have entered the digital age of art, with graphic arts degrees and job creation on the rise and the video game industry ever chasing the infinite polygon structure we have been able to reach new levels, but what’s the sacrifice? Well, initially I found it quite difficult to connect to art on a personal level, as all the pen strokes were evenly spaced to point where you couldn’t differentiate the directions of the artists hand.
Post Life, Death and Philip Glass, I felt it necessary to start moving into the other forms of art and begin discussions on where it may take us into the future, and what roads have already been paved in that direction. Where better to begin our conversation than the master of artistic immersion and metaphor, Salvador Dali.