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

- Jake Kotze

May 17, 2021

Meditation Rocks ... Maybe?

But so does reading I think;-)
So many books and so little time ... to meditate.
I'm going to have to learn to balance things out in my life by the looks of it:-)

Let's Talk Near Death ... and Paranormal Earthly Life?

I was laying in bed the other night going through my Apple Podcast subscription list of podcast shows on my iPad for something to listen to before drifting off to sleep, but there was nothing that appealed to me.
Then a thought popped into my head to see what has been on
At first I thought what a dumb idea that was, as I used to have that show on my subscription list, but I don't like listening to podcast episodes about Cryptids, UFOs and the usual BS stories regurgitated on that show, but every now and then Jim features a gem, usually about NDEs or something more up my alley, and he just happened to have a guest on from my part of the planet named Kirsty Salisbury (who I had not heard of before listening to this podcast) talking about her NDE.
A sign maybe?-)
I found out from listening to 'The Paranormal Podcast' that Kirsty hosts her own podcast show called 'Let's Talk About Death' which is also on You Tube, so I added her show to my Apple Podcast list and picked out a few episodes to listen to.
Last name: Salisbury
It is sometimes misspelled as Salisbury, or Solisbury, perhaps because of confusion with Salisbury Plain (a plateau in southern England), or the city of Salisbury. Salisbury and Solsbury can be difficult to distinguish in speech; Salisbury is often pronounced "Saulsbury", and sometimes the "a" in "Salisbury" is pronounced as an "o", and the "i" is elided, making the pronunciations of the two words practically identical.
The name 'Solsbury' may be derived from the Celtic god Sulis, a deity worshipped at the thermal spring in nearby Bath.
A geological map by Horace B Woodward in the back of the 1888 Handbook of Bath labels the hill as 'Stilisbury Hill'.
I just thought I would throw that in, as I'm a big fan of 
Peter Gabriel's music:-)
It is a Scottish diminutive of Christine in English-speaking countries.
I was surprised to find Kirsty had done an interview with
Whitley Strieber, so I had a listen to that episode, but drifted off to sleep before the end of that episode.
I like Whitley, and I'm sure that there is a baby in all of that bathwater he talks so much about, but I find his "true" stories rather muddled and confusing at times.
Whitley Strieber, The Grays, The Afterlife, & Messages From Anne ... and Robin Williams?
Kirsty's story on the other-hand resonates with my own beliefs very strongly.
When I fell asleep the 'Let's Talk About Death' episodes just kept playing automatically one after the other, as they do, and I woke up, or rather the podcast episode featuring Rob Gentile somehow penetrated into my dreaming world and I woke up remembering I had left my iPad going while I was sleeping ... again.
This episode of Rob's (above) resonated with me very much, especially when Rob talked about the suicide of his brother-in-law and how Rob felt his presence at the beginning of Rob's NDE.
I had just listed to a 'Conversations' radio show podcast which featured the wife of a doctor who had committed suicide and the aftermath of that decision for the family he left behind.  
Conversations: How a doctor's suicide broke the silence
I have a lot more of
Kirsty's episodes to listen to/watch, but I think that she is on the right path and doing her life's work through the web ... that we are all connected to.
And I don't just mean the WWW, either.

May 16, 2021

Foxes and Football?

The FOX Sports "Flying Fox" TV camera at the NRL Magic Round
I went to watch three games of the NRL Magic Round yesterday (only because my Sharkies were playing in the second match on the day) and I spotted a fox-tail hanging off the spider-cam and asked my son, whose bright idea was that?
He said it's the "Flying Fox" camera that FOX Sports uses when they broadcast the game.
And while I have seen "Spider-cams" in action, this was the first time I had seen one in action with a fox-tail attached, racing around in the sky like a greyhound lure that's gone off track:-)   
The FOX Sports "Fox Rover" TV camera with the fox-tail on it yesterday
But maybe it was an omen that the Leicester City Foxes were about to cause a big upset that night (Australian time) by knocking off the favourites Chelsea and claim their first FA Cup final victory? 
Not that I stayed up to watch it on Australian TV last night.
The smoke and mirrors of the NRL Magic Round Weekend
My Sharkies taking to the field against the Rabbitohs last night.
My ex-Sharkie hero Paul Gallen working for Channel 9
The Sydney Roosters vs the North Queensland Cowboys
So much for my magic during Saturday's Magic Round games, as I cheered on all three teams for a loss on the day/night.
When the chips are down at the football:-(
Ground shot courtesy of the BBC "Buggy-cam"?-)
But as Chelsea fans know all too well when it comes to football, you can't win 'em all:-)
I hate going to Suncorp Stadium (AKA Lang Park), as it is rarely a happy place for me, like The Gabba is -
Russell Crowe: Unhinged role reflects on 'rage in Western society'
UNHINGED: Followed by the White Rabbit
Crowe lives and breathes South Sydney, not that I saw him at Magic Round
Ironically, next week's NRL round would have made for a more even contest, as far as where teams are on the NRL ladder at the moment.

May 15, 2021

The Dragon Has Landed ... on Mars Where the Eagle Already Has?

Chinese state-run media says the nation's space agency has landed its first spacecraft on Mars.
So the two big nations of Earth who are rattling their sabers in the Pacific Ocean on Earth over territory are now both on the planet Mars, which is named after the God of War
Probably not a good sign, I would think?

If You Want to Make God Laugh ... ?

After being called off just a day before it was due to begin, Byron Bay's Bluesfest is now set to go ahead on the long weekend in early October.
My 2021 Bluesfest Poster I bought after the event was cancelled:-(
The New South Wales government pulled the plug on the event on April 1, amid renewed concerns about COVID-19.
I guess it was never a good sign that
Bluesfest 2021 was set to start on April Fool's Day?-)

My 2021 Bluesfest face-mask I bought after the event was cancelled:-(
I wasn't going to Bluesfest this year, but I did buy some merchandise, like I did last year when I was going, but the event was cancelled also -
Bluesfest 2020: The Festival That Never Took Place?
I would have thought that the kookaburra would be a trickster symbol when I saw it on my Bluesfest 2021 fridge magnet, but according to Scott Alexander King in his
'Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards' the kookaburra means healing, so maybe a postponed 2021 Bluesfest will be third time lucky come this October?
If you want to make God laugh, tell God your plans?-)
I don't know if I'll be going to Bluesfest in October (which would be weird to me, since I associate Bluesfest with the Easter weekend), but even if I did plan on going I wouldn't be telling anyone, not even God;-)
Although I feel it's a bit hard to hide anything from God, as I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard for God to read my mind anyway.
If it does look like going ahead I could probably buy some tickets on the World Wide Web around October, God willing that is;-)
Healing with Spider Dreaming?

May 14, 2021

GAB[B]A: Grounds for Celebration?

Re-build it and they will come?
Oh, but first they have to pull-down the perfectly good 42,000 seat stadium that is home to my favourite AFL footy team, and my
happy place:-(   
Happy Place X GABA Meditation: reconnecting to our happy place?
GABA: Lockdown Special : Never Say Never 
I've got to say that I'll be very happy if Brisbane don't get awarded the 2032 Olympic Games, then there will be no re-building of 
the Gabba to add only an extra 8,000 seats.
St Patrick's Day Special meditation on the magic of raindrops?
Some match-days I'm happier than others ... and dryer:-)
The Brisbane Lions vs the Essendon Bombers, 2021
I do have other happy places around
The Gabba, too:-)