Tag: Evolution

The Forever Balancing Game of Life

I’m sure I’ve talked about this plenty of times. In many posts, using different words and scenarios. haha Like the title states…The Forever Balancing Game of Life.

I was scrolling through my IG feed. All walks of life there. Famous to normal humans.

We all live so different yet so the same. We all want to show the world a part of us. A piece of who we are. Life in 2019 seems to be defined through social media. I’m right there in the middle. I share, but not everything. Finding a balance is hard. We live in a time where there is so much available to us. So many things competing for our attention.

Much of the older generations don’t understand how we can spend hours on our smartphone. Kind of like how I feel about the music my son listens to. Like…is this really good music? And are they actually making money off of this? 🤦 The normalcy of children playing outside from dusk till dawn on the weekends is no longer normal. I played video games as a kid. Sega and Nintendo were cool but it didn’t beat hanging outside and climbing on the rooftop of our apartment building. Continue reading “The Forever Balancing Game of Life”

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The Soul, The Brain, The heart.

Sometimes being honest with ourselves is so hard to do. Do you realize that you can tell yourself a lie enough times and eventually you’ll believe it? Weird right? We are a multi-tier species. I know scientists and psychologists use a scientific process/methodology. Do they look at astrology as well to determine human behavior? Hmm….

I believe we are souls that take human form. How does one distinguish from the soul desires and heart? Like if the soul, the brain and the heart were to battle it out…who would win? What techniques would each use? Interesting…🤔

It’s hard to balance them all isn’t it? We try to use logic (the brain) but we can’t stop the heart from madly pounding when we look into the eyes of someone we long for. Or hate 😌 And the soul…our beautiful soul. Some of you guys may not understand “the soul.” Here’s a great book you can read.

Seat of the Soul

 

I’ll link a video on it too. It’s amazing.

I wonder how many lives I’ve lived. Do you believe in reincarnation?

Yesterday’s solar eclipse and new moon in Leo is said to be a portal. We’re given the option to either stay in the dark or move into the light. I didn’t go outside during the eclipse but I did look out the window during its peak. I could tell it was happening. There was a sudden dim/haze on a morning that was full of sunlight. It looked different. It felt different. I suddenly had a weird feeling come over me. I felt a little light-headed for maybe 20 minutes or so. I really felt strange. Or maybe it was all in my head 🙄 I can’t deny or confirm 😂😂😂

What I do know is…we are shifting. The earth is in a new dimension. For those of you who don’t believe in that kind of stuff, I’ll rephrase it. The times have changed. Remember when this eclipse happened 99 years ago? World War I. The world was going through a massive change. It’s happening again. We are living in a different time. An age of Aquarius. The more I read up on history and myths…the more I’m like 😱😱😱 It’s fascinating and I’m trying to connect the dots and find answers.

The saying is true people….THE MORE YOU KNOW.  💡💡💡

As far as who (soul, brain, heart) will win, I think it’s different for each person. I’m not going to limit childhood experiences and society as to why we make some of the decisions we do. It plays a part, yes. But there is so much more to a person, to a soul than you may know. Why our makeup is made a certain way. The truth is, it’s not so black and white. Our personalities and way of thinking really isn’t genetic. Don’t get confused with beliefs and a personality trait. Beliefs/behavior are normally taught. Outside influences condition us into what they think is right and wrong. A personality trait, that’s something we’re just born with. There are just some characteristics that are dominated amongst a wide range of people. And I believe that has to do with outside forces not of a human species. I can prove it 😆 Astrology. How can a total stranger look at your natal chart and know so much about you??? It’s mind-blowing!

We have tendencies to behave a certain way based on planetary placements in our chart.  I’m a Virgo. I use logic…I use my brain first when making any decision. My son, a Pisces is all heart. He is someone more likely to make decisions based on his heart first. He’d probably lie to himself before seeing the truth when someone breaks his heart. And me, I may think things to death but I’ll still be able to tell myself that she just doesn’t love me.

You see…the complexity between soul, brain and heart is so fucken huge. Of course dysfunction would be easy to come by. I guess that’s why we’re so obsessed with trying to understand the soul, brain and heart. The more we discover things, the more we realize how little control we have over certain things. Not to say there isn’t free will or that we can’t shape our lives into how we want them to be. We can.

If you focus on getting to know yourself and why you were placed on the planet in the first place, the more likely you will know how to go about solving problems and cultivating the life you were meant to live. That’s what I think at least. It’s been working out very well for me 🙂

Rap And Its Evolution

Music evolves decade after decade. It will always be reinvented. With every new generation comes new beats and even wittier, more intelligent lyrics. Currently, we have a rapper who has decided to create his own wave. Not following the rest, but making music with true creativity while along sending a message.  I mean rappers normally tell life stories based on themselves. And yes there is usually some sort of message that somehow relates to their life and yours. Rap comes in many forms, from gangster rappers like Dr. Dre to club hits like Pitbull. But currently I’ve discovered a rapper who not only raps about his experiences but also defends a massive amount of people who are not particularly liked in the rap-hip hop world.  Since my child years, I remember rap commonly used  the word bitches and faggots in their rhymes. . My older brother would play 2 Short and I’d be livid feeling so disrespected. I guess I’ve always been a feminist ha ha. My mom took care of that for me 🙂 I no longer had to hear that type of music in the house. Me at 31 now, I can see that the world is changing. I can’t explain how living in a real life movement feels. Kinda surreal. Rap and its evolution, we’re in a historic moment people. Whether you care or agree…it has changed.

Human rights
Human rights

What does it take for change?

Voices
It’s a single person, a group of very few or even thousands…their bravely brings on change.

It’s a single person, a group of very few or even thousands…their bravely brings on change. A pathway for so many others to be free. From civil wars to the fight for human rights. Do you know how those then, gave us what we have today? I’m thankful. Imagine if my day-to-day activity was cooking and doing laundry… not by choice, but that’s what was expected :0/ What if I wasn’t allowed to make my own money? The fact that women back before my time had no rights outside of the home is mind-blowing. I couldn’t imagine life that way. But things have changed in part to those who stood outside of the supreme court holding signs, chanting equal rights. And the lives that have been lost fighting for a cause. Thanks to them, for standing up against those in power risking everything to do what’s right. They are so greatly admired by many. Their legacies should be remembered forever, share them with your kids and so on. Greatness should always be shared. Giving Back is a great way to live, no matter how big or small. In whatever shape or form.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, JR.~

Martin
Who will you stand up for?

Change is viral now thanks to the internet. Have you ever heard of Change.org? Facebook, Twitter? Of course you have. We ordinary people have access to a wide range of people at the tip of our fingers. We share stories, we ask for support, and we post what we believe in. We’re able to make someone second guess themselves and even change the way they’re living. I’ll give you a couple of examples. I am a huge advocate for END IT and SMF. Both are organizations bound together by love and compassion to end human sex/slavery trafficking. Through social media alone I’ve been able to spread the word. People who I’ve never seen post anything about it all the sudden started becoming voices. I stopped eating meat over a month ago, that’s a whole other  blog post I’ll have to share. But I’ve started following organizations like Mercy For Animals and many more. I started posting facts and pictures. I even post food that I buy, post what I make, and I also post often about my struggles with trying to stay strong. People listen.  People who were not aware of all the abuse are aware now. I even have someone who decided to go Pescetarian just a week ago. All this with the power of the internet. So people can’t really say they don’t have time to fight for a good cause because they post and like on Facebook constantly. Why not use your voice for some good?

So my point is, you have the power, what will you do with it? Macklemore decided to risk his entire career to stand up for others.

Rap and its evolution….thanks to Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert for paving the way for the next generation. This song is a fine example of how a few people can make a difference. They were just recently featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She seemed so proud to have them on her stage. And I was so proud of Ellen for putting them on her stage. They are both making a positive impact in the world, for the people…it’s a beautiful thing. He’ll get some haters for it but he obviously doesn’t care. He rather be brave than a coward, standing up for what’s right. We need more people like him.

Be the change you want to see. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-bjxin07z/

Macklemore ~ Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert. 

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
When I was in the 3rd grade
I thought that I was gay
Cause I could draw, my uncle was
And I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She’s like, “Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-K”
Trippin’, yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she
A bunch of stereotypes all in my head
I remember doing the math like
“Yeah, I’m good a little league”
A pre-conceived idea of what it all meant
For those who like the same sex had the characteristics
The right-wing conservatives think its a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition
Playing God
Ahh nah, here we go
America the brave
Still fears, what, we don’t know
And God loves all His children
Is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written
35 hundred years ago
I don’t know

[Hook: Mary Lambert]
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm [x4]

[Verse 2: Macklemore]
If I was gay
I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately
“Man that’s gay”
Gets dropped on the daily
We’ve become so numb to what we’re sayin’
Our culture founded from oppression
Yeah, we don’t have acceptance for ‘em
Call each other faggots
Behind the keys of a message board
A word routed in hate
Yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender and skin color
Complexion of your pigment
The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins
It’s human rights for everybody
There is no difference
Live on! And be yourself!
When I was in church
They taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service
Those words aren’t anointed
And that Holy Water
That you soak in
Is then poisoned
When everyone else
Is more comfortable
Remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans
That have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same
But that’s not important
No freedom ’til we’re equal
Damn right I support it
I don’t know

[Hook: Mary Lambert]
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm [x4]

[Verse 3: Macklemore]
We press play
Don’t press pause
Progress, march on!
With a veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
‘Till the day
That my uncles can be united by law
Kids are walkin’ around the hallway
Plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful
Someone would rather die
Than be who they are
And a certificate on paper
Isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law’s gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
About time that we raised up

[Hook: Mary Lambert]
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm [x4]

[Outro: Mary Lambert]
Love is patient, love is kind
Love is patient (not cryin’ on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays) [x5]