“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”

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?

Correlations Between Blood and Qi

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.

Spirit

“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.

Sol·i·dar·i·ty

Unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.

The Synapses We all Share

I spent a fair amount of time pondering where to go with our stream of consciousness, I came to the conclusion that the best thing would be to find out where our past has led us so far. This leads us to the, however, unfortunate widely ignored world of plant synapses and their communications with each other. The unfortunate truth is that many we meet tend to shrug off the possibilities that many of the creatures we share this planet with may indeed be more complex than we give them credit for, plausibly due to our own issues with superiority and the domineering versus nurturing path, it leads the vast majority down.