Get Down & Dapper with Your Electrons

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Dog Park

I’ve been slipping lately on my Dapperdom so this rant is for me, with the hopes it helps you too!  Let’s take it back to the basics.  Building blocks, Lincoln logs, keep it simple, stupid.  We talked about all this before but Ima go there again.

Numero uno is deal with pain; physical, emotional, both have to be dealt with.  Personally, I’m doing all right here in this department.  I could use a couple Rolfings to straighten out my spine a little but I also know how to position myself so I straighten out my spine on my own…albeit much slower rate, but still.

And if I could get a good cocktail going with my meds, I’d be fine emotionally.  Blows me away, sometimes almost literally, how crazy I get when the meds stop working.  Half the time I think I just say they’re working cause I sincerely want to believe that.  And after a little while, the placebo effect wears off and out comes crazy again.

Enough of that.  Back to Dapperdom.  We’re all the same, literally.  If you go allllll the way down, deep, deep down, we’re just little electrons and protons and neutrons.  Zipping around, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly.  Did you know that sometimes electrons just DISAPEAR from one location and REAPEAR in another location!  Scientists will be watching them and then poof they’re gone from here and instantaneously show up over there.  And it happens all the time.  Woah.  I started getting a little queasy from all their jumping around inside of me!! Nobody really knows sometimes why they’re moving.  Oh wait that’s a lie.

I forget that we all know everything all ready.  We just forget.  So I guess we DO know why those little buggers jump around; I’m just drawing a blank at the present moment.  So when you get tired and, as I am now, start thinking about some caffeine, remember we got so much energy inside of us.  We could just up and disappear if we wanted too.  And I guess if we also have to remember how to do that.  Since we’re just electrons, and electrons can jump between worlds, well, shit…so can we.

I’m going to go for a walk along Rio Boonieville.  If you’d care to join me and the mutt, we’d love the company.  Set your electrons to Boonieville and I’ll see you soon!! You’re going to love it here!!  My electrons do!!

Feng Shui Your Way to a Better Day: Part Deux

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If you didn’t read Part Uno, please do: http://wp.me/p2mGmR-57

 We’ve got our Baqua Map and we’ve got our orientation, right?  Sweet.  You’ve made sure to ground any “empty” spaces in your map.  And now we’re ready to move forward. 

With your map in hand, take a moment to look over what is located where in the Baqua map.  Is your love and relationship section in the bathroom?  No wonder you always have shitty relationships.   Is your health and family section a dumping ground for, well, anything?  No wonder your sick and your family hates you.  Ok, they just called.  They don’t hate you.  They may be a little peeved right now but they don’t hate you.

Look into the space in question.  Is it cluttered?  Is it dirty?  Do you like the objects in this space or do they remind you of things you’d rather forget?  This may all seem like common sense but so often we (ok…I…) walk around things instead of dealing with them.  Like for example, the pile by my front door for the thrift store.  It’s grown into, well, it’s own private store.  Time to take action and take it to the thrift store. 

So what’s the first area you’re going to work on?  I would suggest picking the area your having the most difficulties in.  Is it your health?  Your wealth?  Your creativity?  Your career?  Make that decision and go forward from there. 

The easiest improvements you can make are clearing clutter.  Maybe you’re not an out an out hoarder but let’s be real…you don’t need all that stuff!   

One of the basic premises of Feng Shui is the flow of Chi.  And no, that’s not a type of tea.  Pronounced chee, the Chinese believe it to be vital life force energy.  It flows naturally, unless hindered and blocked by say…a pile for the thrift store.  There are many ways to describe it but put basically; it’s good stuff and you want it to flow effortlessly. 

Even though Chi is some magical stuff, it’s not a very good driver.  If you put stuff in it’s way, like a stack of newspapers that touches the ceiling, Chi will get all jammed up.  But it doesn’t even have to be as extreme as that.  A few shelves with no detectable order will jam it up.  For being so omnipresent and eternal, it’s pretty damn picky. 

So your homework for this week in Operation Feng Shui (OFS for short) is

A)          Clear the clutter…ALL of it

B)          Choose your focus area, the space that can use the biggest boost

C)          Write out affirmations for all the areas

I know, I know, no more damn affirmations.  But these ones you write out, hide in the space and can essentially forget about.  This is something you can do tonight for the low cost of some ink, paper and time.  I suggest starting them out with “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and fill it in for each different area. 

For the health and family example you might say “I am so happy and grateful now that I enjoy a healthy loving relationship with myself and all of my friends and family.”  Slide the paper under something in that area and forget about it. 

Stay tuned as we walk thru each area and add enhancements in an upcoming blog.  And let me know how it’s going or any questions you may have.  Now go get you Shui on!! 

-B. Wright 

My 1st Book, Published on Smashwords Today!

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My tell all memoir, definitely not for the faint of heart, has been published on smashwords.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/286161

To all my fabulously Dapper Blogvillians, here’s a coupon for my book:

AB44B

This one is ONLY good for 24 hours and it makes the book FREE 🙂

If you snooze, you don’t quite lose.  Hey, I’m a Pro-Crastinator so here’s a coupon code good for a month…but not as sweet as free…

FF46H

Chiggidity Check Yourself

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Fire is Natures Reboot. What’s Yours?

One of the best things I ever did for myself was admit I had addiction problems and accept that I have bipolar disorder.  I’m by no ways saying this is easy to do, just that it was immensely helpful.  Reality had always been something I avoided at all costs…including my soul, at times. 

Honestly, it seems everyone is ducking out of reality these days.  TV is a serious reality avoider.  Plus, your even watching non-reality since science has proven that when you observe something, that thing changes.  It becomes aware of the observer and changes it’s behavior.  Be it a dog or a crazy Jersey lady or an amoeba, they all change. 

So I’d imagine the same things happens with our issues.  When we look at them, they, by law, will change.  See?  We can already put a dent in whatever we’re avoiding just by looking at it. 

Admitting I had issues needing to be dealt with enabled me to take a huge leap forward.  Cause when you admit it, can’t deny it anymore and you now have to take action.  Or I guess you don’t.  We always have the option to continue on the bumpy road we have chosen for ourselves. 

What?  I didn’t choose this shit hole of a life, you may say.  Wellllll, I think you did.  I was seeing a hypnotherapist for a little while.  You may have realized by now, my fellow Blogvillians, I’ll try anything to grow better.   During one of the sessions we went into my past lives.  See, in a Polarity treatment(again, another modality for healing) I realized I had intense grief issues. 

So we went back in time to figure it out.  I lost a husband, Paul, and I felt guilt over not warning him of the impending danger.  I held a little ceremony in the hills of New Mexico and honored him.  He never blamed me, he said.   Wow.  Way off track.   I whizzed thru another uneventful lonely life of my past.  And then my most recent one. 

The life before this one I’m in, I was a mess.  Actually OD’d.  So when I was born, I carried that energy over.  I was born in pain with colic and poorly designed inner ears, leading to what used to plague me my entire life, ear infections.  Not to mention drug addictions and bipolar disorder.  And so I carried that last life forward for most of my life. 

But then I saw a little glimmer of hope, somewhere…maybe in some child’s eye.  We control our destiny.  We determine our fate.  And so I set sail for the land of Dapperdom.  I paddled thru the seas with ease.  Used to always have storms, but these days, these days heading to Dapperdom…boat doesn’t rock too much anymore.   

So be real, what are you avoiding?  Change it right now by confronting it.  Tackle it!  Take it down!  Or perhaps…just admit.

Be Dapper Blogvillians.  

-B. Wright

 

Feng Shui Your Way to a Better Day; Part Uno

 

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Peaceful days in the Jemez Mountains, NM

In honor of Chinese New Year, I’m going to talk about Feng Shui.  In my quest of self-betterment I’ve maintained the attitude that if something has been around a long time, it’s got serious street cred with me.   

Like Acupuncture.  If you’ve never tried it, make an appointment today.  But not just one.  You need a to do a couple sessions in a row to see some drastic improvement on whatever it is that may ail you. 

Let’s get to business.  Feng Shui.  Your home, your office, your desk, any area that you habitat can be “shui-d”.  For impact purposes, choose an area you spend a lot of time in.  Or if you’re like me, go big or go home, do your whole house.  First things first, we need to draw a baqua map of your space.  It’s not too hard, don’t worry.    

First, jump out of your body and look at the space from above with a nice aerial perspective.  Ok, now come on back to your body and sketch the outline of the space.  Draw it with the entrance or front of the space at the bottom of the page and the back goes to the top of the page. 

Next, draw a perfect square around the outline, sharing the same line as the outline when appropriate.  Hang in there; we’re almost done, I promise.   

Within your square and right overtop of the outline of the space, draw a tic-tac-toe board so that now you have 9 equal segments within the square.   Each square represents a different zone.  Let’s label them.

Starting from bottom left corner and working our way clockwise:

Knowledge and Self Cultivation (K&SC)

Health and Family (H&F)

Wealth and Prosperity (W&P)

Fame and Reputation (F&R)

Love and Marriage (L&M)

Children and Creativity (C&C)

Helpful People and Travel (HP&T)

Career (C)

Center (goes in the center…)

So just to check you identified the areas properly, W&P is top left corner.  HP&T is bottom right corner.  Does it all match up?  Great!  Let’s keep going!

Are there any areas of your space that don’t go all the way to the square outline?  Maybe they’re outdoors, or for me, in a different apartment?  This is important. 

If possible, you must ground the corners of the baqua map.  Perhaps bury a crystal at the point, or do something ceremonial recognizing that space as part of your “shui-dom”, or kingdom, whatever you call your space.  I like Dapperdom.   

Draw in doors, windows, toilets, water drains, stairs and walls.  Now, get a compass, “they have an app for that”, and find north.  Mark your baqua map with all the cardinal directions, including the mix-breeds, SW, NE, etc.

Ok, there it is.  Your own personal baqua map.  I’m going to do a series of these, hence the “Part” part (hehe, had to do it).  Maybe you should redraw it so it’s legible and since now you know what needs to go where.   This little map will be a major part of our shui-ing of your space.  Make it nice. 

All right Dapperville, till the next time…Keep it real, keep it Dapper. 

-B. Wright         

Dig to Your Depths and Climb for the Cosmos Blogville!

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B Big Blogville!! B Bold!!
Bbbbb a puppy every moment of life!

First and foremost, my apologies for my absence.  We talked about this, though.  I already covered my tracks on this one.  Kind of checked out for a little but I’m back.  

Being bipolar means having 2 sides, one stoked and ready to take over the world.  One tired…sooo tired all the time.  And ideally, we all reside somewhere in the middle.  Like the Buddha, we walk the middle path to enlightenment.

We’re going to do a review today.  We talked about this, too.  Of course, you already know everything so it’s not really a review but a reminder.  So some reminders today. 

Numero uno is take care of pain.  Physical or emotional, both need to be worked thru.  Not around, not ignored, but dealt with.  Stop stumbling around over all the shit you keep sweeping under the rug.  Own up.  No one else is gonna’ fucking do it for you.  (Wo)Man up. 

It’s a whole new world when you take care of what ails you.  Sun shines a little brighter.  Grass is just a little greener.  And you become a lot more available.  If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for the rest of us. 

You in ‘A’ game not only benefits you, but all those you come in contact with, and they come in contact with and so on like some kind of positive STD spreading virally.   Positive, happy STD, though, folks.  We’re talking love and goodness.   Love bomb shit. 

Second best thing you can do after, or while, you fix what ails you is tune in to your diet.  Not counting calories and denying ourselves but being conscious of what goes into you. Like the gas you put into your car.  You wanna’ keep a car long term, you always put the premium gas in.  It really does make a big difference.  Same with our shells. 

As long as we feed and water our shell healthy, natural things and not processed chicken pieces and corn syrup in a glass, our shells will run like fine tuned machines.  Rev it up and see. 

Becoming conscious of allergies I have to certain foods has made a world of difference in my life.  Why go thru pain when you can just avoid that food?  Do some research on how to do a food elimination diet.  Try out the different common problem foods and see how you feel.  I just know there’s people out there that would swear they were reborn after they do this.  It’s liberating when you take control. 

When you get in the drivers seat and you claim ownership for all the good things and all the bad things.  See, when you accept responsibility, no one has power over you.  No one does anything to you.  You choose how you interact with the world every single fucking breath you take.   Check yourself.  You bringing love?  Or you bringing hate?  Only two ways about it, really. 

Gotta’ take care of yourselves, Blogville, and bring love to the table.  Not just for you, you selfish bastard, but for all the rest of us that have to share the world with you. 

We smell you when you stink and we hear you when you whine.  So shut the fuck up and tune into your higher self.  Connect with source and feel the energy pulse thru your body.  Thru your entire body and out into the whole wide world…making everything smell and sound and all the rest of the senses…better. 

And before I peace out, I just want to say, Blogville, you look good.  You look so good, well, shit, I’d say you look dapper.  Is it real?  Does it go thru and thru?  If not, you better get in that driver’s seat and gun it towards dapperdom!!  Dapperdom is your natural state.  Your best self.  I see it in you.  Just over the horizon. 

Put your shoulder into and dig!  Dig to your depths and climb for the cosmos! 

Be still.  Be Big.  Be Dapper.

-B. Wright