It struck me in the shower this morning that we haven’t talked about subtle energy, for a while.

What is “subtle energy?”

Well, depending on who you ask, it is either:

A) The medium through which prayer, intension, and to some degree hope (and luck) operates.

B) It is related to astral influences – and is the operating realm of such things as feng shui (which I’m studying at the moment for an upcoming Peoplenomics report) as well as charms, talisman’s and amulets.

C) It’s “just something that happens” around things like The Oregon Vortex, Native American Kivas, and so forth. Think Bermuda Triangle.  Influences dreams.

This came up in the course of this morning’s “self-talk” discussion as I was thinking (to myself) about how my visiting friend and I – who’ve been pals for 63-years now – have had so many similar sorts of things happen to us.

I look back at some of the screwy stuff we did as kids and I wonder:  “Gee, did this, or that, have something to do with arriving in the late 60’s in robust health?”

When the two of us get together, it’s sort of like a Vulcan mind meld…lots of obvious (but never asked) questions like this, seem to come up.  And memories the odd-to-stpuid things we did as kids.

The list is pretty long.

One of the things we did (as kids) was sun-gazing in late afternoon.  Not recommended unless you are very aware of precisely what you’re doing,   Even Wikipedia mentions it:

Sungazing is the act of looking directly into the Sun. It is sometimes done as part of a spiritual or religious practice.[1] However, the human eye is very sensitive, and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can lead to solar retinopathy, pterygium,[2] cataracts,[3] and even blindness.[4][5][6] Studies have shown that even when viewing a solar eclipse the eye can still be exposed to harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation.[7]

At age 8 or 9, we were NOT on some kind of quest for enlightenment, but the little bit of it we did, didn’t seem to have much impact on our vision.  My later cataracts were much more statistically linked to eczema and to getting a few too many “eyefuls” dinking around with holograms and a low-powered ruby later in the basement of the University of Washington E.E. building when myself and another chum from back when were in some advanced math and physics program – which gave us a chance to play with Bakeman Angles, and such.

(Turns out there is an angle you can silver a mirror to so that 50% of light will get through enabling a laser to oscillate.  Is that cool, or what?  Kind of like “optical loading” to use the RF analogy.)

Whoops!  Back to point…

So there I was in the shower and I started to make a list of the various ways that I personally “synch” each day.

For example, when the alarm goes off, I lay in bed for just a moment until I can catch what I think of as “an auspicious moment” going by.  I’ve always held the belief – rightly or otherwise – that when we move into the day, we can do so in any of millions of “slots” and that in order to have a really good day, you need to move into action in a particularly good one.

Basically, I lay there, seldom for more than five minutes, and wait for a “good” moment to arrive.  Then I get up to ride the moment.

Another oddity of “subtle energy” seems to involve the bathroom. 

I assume you know enough about feng shui to lower the toilet lid when done, the theory being that this will contain lesser/base/spent energies which are deposited in the toilet.

And I assume that you know about putting a feng shui mirror on the back of the bathroom door to keep said spent energies from following you back into the bedroom?

But there may be other subtle energies that don’t get much press.

I noticed, for example, when I was young, that whenever I visited the home of (what in Seattle) passed for the rich and famous, that they all seemed to have the roll on the toilet paper coming over the top, so when it dangles down, it is to the front.

This was an oddity to me, I’d been taught the dangle down was on the back so as to hide it.  I have been pondering this one for 50-years and have not heard a persuasive argument yet.  But is there a correlation?  Seemed to be, at least in my small sample.

This may seem like a trivial thing, but it is the kind of personal choicing that goes on that I find absolutely fascinating and I can’t really tell you why.  Maybe it is because we have so many choices that can be made, and making them all “right” is impossible.

Another little subtlety that doesn’t get much respect is how you lay out your sleeping arrangements.

Yeah, weird, huh?  But humans do have iron in them, and so (quite logically_) have some aspects of magnetism.  So logically, there should be a noticeable difference between sleeping with the body oriented North to South, versus sleeping East to West, or visa versa.

No, I can’t point to any longitudinal studies on any of this (don’t have time for everything) but there is some body of thought that the sum-total of all these small variations has something to do not only with our personal energy levels, but also with how well we age (or don’t).

Over the years, Elaine and I have come up with a few “things we did as kids” that may have influenced later life.

One – and this one my buddy and I did – was to stand on a sloping hill, preferably sloping 45-degrees, or so, and they hyperventilate like there was no tomorrow.  This was done in a crouched position.  Then, when you were about as puffed and huffed as you could get, you stood up, and held your breath – and fell backwards.

Stupid?  You bet.  But we’d wake up after a couple of seconds and it was like being asleep….so it was really a weird thing to do.

Another oddity:  Eating ants.

I was pretty gullible as a kid – so when my buddy handed me a red ant and said “Try one, they taste like orange juice…”  I went for it.  And they did…in an odd way.

Now let’s fast-forward to present day, sixty-some-years on.

Where are the medical studies of all these weird and way-out things we did as kids?  Did any of them in particular serve to inoculate us, in some small ways, to the effects of aging?

Last weekend, when we went on a George & Elaine mini-adventure up to Oklahoma, we decided to ask our server to guess our ages.  Seems nowadays, due to credit card fraud, you need to present both a credit card and driver’s license, anymore.  They’d see the truth in a moment.

Anyway, I was guessed as low 50’s and Elaine was guessed as upper 40’s – which is what more people take us for.  And they are almost always almost 20-years off.  Go figure.  Is it normal for people to guess way off, consistently?  Or do people lie when there are tips involved?  Well, I suppose, so….

OR.,.  Is there something else at work here?

Did Elaine’s living remote when young and being an Arizona “downwinder” have anything to do with it?  She chewed on tar as a child, as did I now and then.  Pitch, too.  We both did.  Hmmm…

Or, did that deep-breathing and passing out have any impact?

Eating ants, maybe?  Brief acquaintance with sungazing?

Or, was it from my most often being an East/West sleeper?

What continues to amazing me is that the big pharmaceutical companies spend untold billions of researching the tiniest little esters of distilled something-or-other, yet I doubt anyone has studied the long-term effects of eating ants while young. 

Why is it, I feel like there is so much more to be learned from sleep orientations, as well as the dozens of other personal habits we all hold to?

Some days, like this one, I can hardly wait to get out of bed and pose important (and interesting_) questions like these.

But not until an auspicious moment wanders by and the time is right; which seemed to be today.

A Kind Word for Intuition and Planet 9

April 6, does the in-depth on what people are doing looking up.

Intuitively, it felt like the timing was right.

Must have been because I have never seen such a flurry of articles before in my life on the topic.  Like this one.

So is this intuition, kindling effect, or just reporting?

Not that it matters, but while waiting for your “auspicious moment” some morning, use the clock-ticks between as a time to listen to intuition, as well.

Write when you break-even,