" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 31, 2018

Milk and Honey: Is the Glass Half Calm?

Just bee yourself?-)
Rupi Kaur 
I bought Rupi Kaur's book of poetry 'milk and honey' after listening to a 'Balanced Blonde' podcast where Jordon states how she is into writing and reading poetry.
Jordan didn't mention Rupi's book and I have no idea if Jordan has ever read it, because she only mentioned that she wanted to get into Edgar Allan Poe's poetry.
Oddly enough, I had purchased the complete tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe the week before I listened to the podcast.
Is the glass half full/calm?
Jordan was starting a water fast in that podcast too, ironically.
I've written a few other posts about listening to that particular 'Balanced Blonde' podcast and others, as well -
Say Sheese?
I must admit that sometimes these podcasts of the 'Balanced Blonde''s are just a little too sickly sweet for my ears, but I like the direction Jordan seems to be heading in on her travels.
Sugar-Free(dom) and the Monkey Mind?
A woman vomiting what looked to me like
(Curious Affection GOMA)
Patricia Piccinini looking up at Trumpenstein
May 19th,
2018 at GOMA
Patricia Piccinini at GOMA May 19th, 2018
Not long after listening to the Balanced Blonde podcast where Jordan talks about modern poetry, I was in a bookstore looking for a cheap copy of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', because I was attending a couple of lectures about the novel at GOMA soon, but the bookstore didn't have the copy I was after.
But on the shelf in that same bookshop, I saw the cover of the book 'milk and honey' and the two bees (or not two bees?-) caught my attention and I picked it up and flicked through the pages.
As much as I liked the poems I read in the book, it was the ink scribble art that really drew me (pardon the pun) to purchase the book.
Particularly the wave of water in the glass for some reason.
2018 and that Sinking/Synching Feeling?
I also noticed when I was looking for images from 'milk and honey' for this post, that a lot of young women are getting tattoos based on Rupi's scribbles, so they do seem to strike a deep resonate cord in the 'collective unconsciousness' of these young people ... as well as a few old people like myself:-)
I don't think that I'll be inking my skin with Rupi's drawings though, as much as I do like them.
I don't know if I would have picked up a book on modern poetry if I hadn't heard Jordan talking about Poe and the healing power of poetry in her podcast, or if the 'Frankenstein' book that I was after was there on the shelf, but such is life when you go with the flow ... even if it is just in a glass of turbulent water that I can't figure out if it is half full/half calm, or not.
Cheers to Jordan and Rupi for turning my eyes to poetry, both pen and ink form.
Just bee yourself
Ironically though, 'milk and honey' isn't a Vegan friendly title, is it Jordan?-)
Half milk and half honey?

Charlie Goldsmith "The Healer" Interview

I didn't catch this TV interview with Charlie Goldsmith when it aired on Australian TV, but I did hear of all of the brew-ha ha surrounding it, where fans of Charlie thought he was hard done by from Andrew Denton's approach to the interview.
I've written about Charlie before in a previous post -
I'm Spiritual Dammit Podcast: Charlie Goldsmith from the hit showThe Healer
And personally, I think Charlie is the real deal, but I also think Andrew is well within his rights to play the skeptic card here.
I mean how do you convince a blind man who was born blind from birth that vision is a real thing?
I think Charlie did quite well for himself in this interview anyway and his integrity shines forth.
I've posted the interview from You Tube above, but you better make hay while the sun shines there, as You Tubes have a fleeting life on the world wide web it seems. 
I think Andrew rubbished Gary Schwartz in that interview more so than Charlie, which I thought was pretty unfair, as I'm a fan of Schwartz's work and research.
But hey, I understand the disbelief from Andrew's point of view, too.
Maybe Andrew needs to tee up an interview with Gary at some point, before writing the guy off?
A May the 4th birthday?!
I noticed Andrew was born on May the 4th, so I guess he would have to be a 'Star Wars' fan, no?
May the 4th be with you Andrew.
The life of an interviewer can be a lonely job, when you are doing it Solo with all of the stars in front of you:-)
And with Charlie being a healer from Australia I'm surprised he hasn't been dubbed the "Blue Healer":-)
A Blue Heeler cattle dog

UPDATE: 2019

May 30, 2018

A Rooster-crowing Magpie?

Meet Rooster Girl, the rooster-crowing magpie who has won the hearts of rescue volunteers
"She was brought in to the Mandurah Wildlife Rescue in Dawesville, an hour south of Perth, two years ago and at the time made a very different sound.
"We think she came from around the
Greenfields area because she'd also do an ambulance sound that she occasionally still does," Mandurah Wildlife Rescue treasurer Sara Nolan said.
Rooster Girl learnt to do her now-famous crow.
"There was another magpie in an adjacent cage that crowed like a
rooster and that's why we think she's doing it now," Ms Nolan said."
The Magpie is Australia's Bird of the Year
The Metaphorical God of Good/Bad?
I wonder if a shaman would take a rooster-crowing magpie's call as a sign of awakening?-)

I’m Spiritual, Dammit: Lecy Goranson ... But What About Roseanne?

I’m Spiritual, Dammit: Lecy Goranson
I listened to this podcast above when it came out back in March and with today's news headlines about the 'Roseanne' TV show getting the chop it's worth listening to again I feel.
I like Lecy Goranson from what she says in the podcast, but I'm not familiar with her acting career too much, as I only ever watched a handful of 'Roseanne' shows when I was growing up to see what it was about, but couldn't get into the show.
I did see 'How to Make an American Quilt' when it came out, but I don't remember her character from the vague memory I have of the movie.
I've never been a fan of Roseanne Barr though and every-time I see or hear her doing something like this it just puts me off her as a person even more.  
When I was listening to this podcast back in March, I thought the TV show would be a hit, but I had the feeling that Roseanne would be her own undoing somehow.
I was shocked that she did it by metaphorically shooting her mouth off and killing the show of her namesake.
I like how in the podcast Lecy says how we don't use language to describe the SCOPE of our humanity and then Jenn says how we are all connected and everyone who has a different opinion is welcome at her Thanksgiving table, as long as they don't grab a firearm and go out and shoot people, then they aren't welcome at Thanksgiving.
Alicia Goranson as Angela Jo
Now there is an idea for a movie ... 'Hurricane Roseanne';-)
Ah, maybe not?
Kind of prophetic that the last show to air before croaking was an episode called 'Knee Deep'.