I loved Eric Hoffer’s writings when I was a young adult and they have become even more powerful as an old adult. Which have you become, the learner or the knower? As I have said before, the art of staying young is based on your ability to lower your resistance to starting over. It is also wise to never retire. Change careers but never retire. It feels as if we are all being thrown into the starting-over
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I remember many years ago when my former husband was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam, he would say that every day is Wednesday. They bombed every day. It didn’t matter if it was Saturday or Sunday; every day was Wednesday. The comment reminds me of my life today. This Wednesday routine won’t always be the case but it is now in the present and, in reality, that is all I can work in. Saturday and Sunday’s are more of the same as Wednesday. Working from home, self-employed, I can go walk on any day, go to the pharmacy any day, take out food any day, shop at Trader Joe’s any day etc. The only must do week days are doctor appointments. Here is Los Angeles, there are no cultural, sporting events, dining
Sometimes it feels as if we take two steps forward and three back. However, we still keep moving forward and that’s a good thing. Even though right now it is just a a series of bumbling and jerking, we move the ball a bit further and further. In spite of ourselves, we are progressing. It’s easy to be discouraged, frightened (petrified) and exhausted. So many changes are taking place and everything appears uncertain. Where, why and what has happened? This is what big changes look like. The rug is yanked out from beneath and we have to attempt to save ourselves and regain our balance. My motto is “don’t borrow trouble”. Do not go around the block to meet it.
As you know I have been interested in Numerology and other ancient mystery school information. The more you learn, the more you need to learn. It is an endless loop of knowledge. We as a group are just waking up out of ignorance. As we travel the spirals of lifetimes and civilizations, we pass through the portals of various levels and planes of existence and consciousness. In our “modern” times and I question the word modern, we are learning how little we know. Our ignorance shows up in many forms, belief in superstition, believing
I remember several years ago a friend mentioned this to me. Stop borrowing trouble. Don’t go
around the block to meet it. These words have saved me from myself many times over. Maybe I am wrong, but in my experience we seem to all love to scare ourselves and go out to the future and expect the worst case scenarios. We are really doing it now in spades with the corona virus scare. This is not to say that it isn’t real or deadly but we are focusing on the “how” we will make it moving
Here in California we have passed the first month of our lock down. It seems to have helped. In Los
Angeles you will not be admitted into any essential business without a face mask. In short, if you step outside your house, you need to be masked. It is hard to see a world moving forward in light of these conditions. As we test more, we will raise the number of sick patients. It seems like the world we knew is gone. In actuality, part of it is. Part of it died and is in the process of transformation. We just don’t know how it will change. There are hints and signs of what we can
I love this saying. It’s another Irish proverb. You know those Irish. They have sad songs and merry wars. There is an element of truth in their ditties. We keep thinking this world we are now living in is the cat’s pajamas, the real deal. It seems so and we become very attached to all that goes here. We are attached to our stuff, our patterns, our loved ones, our rituals, our religions and our comforts. We panic at the thought of running out of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, hand and counter wipes. I saw a woman
Humans will get through this latest test of its humanity as it has been doing for ions. As the corona virus spreads itself around the world, we are finding that politics and politicians really can’t wish it away. Neither can they laugh it off or blame it on another political party, a witch hunt, a hoax or that the dog ate my homework. This is such a critical period for all of us as we get to see how we think and feel about things we can’t control. Not being able to control our own safety is really scary. We wear masks (that for the most part don’t work), we wear gloves (forgetting that now we have the virus on our gloves and we touch our clothes with them as well as all types of door knobs, food products etc. Share and share alike
We are down to the final decision on the two democratic primary candidates. I thought it the best time to take another look at Bernie Sanders and a new look at Joe Biden. I did a chart on Bernie back in early 2016 and nothing has changed since. A birth chart stays with you your entire life. Some transits may occur but the core of you is intact. You can read about Bernie here https://www.gailminogue.com/bernie-sanders-numerology-chart-what-are-his-issues/
Remember, this was written four years ago.
Don’t borrow trouble. Stop going around the block to meet it. A wise friend told this to me many years ago and it has guided me all my life. That doesn’t mean I don’t worry or concern myself too much with trying to figure out the “how” of everything. I am more conscious now of the “what” and not the “how”. Over the years I have learned the best way to stop myself and waste copious amounts of time is to try to figure out the how.