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The Key to a Peaceful, Prosperous Life? Banish lower energies!

I have done everything in my power to keep politics out of my blog.  However, this country is coming to the point where the politics at play can and will harm any chances we have of moving forward and moving into the light as a people, as a species and as a planet. The danger?   Lower energies.

Lower energies: What are they? Fear, lack, hate, bitterness, selfishness, resentment, bigotry, violence, anger, and much much more.

In a Facebook discussion on the timeline of one of my friends, I began to examine what is going on in this country on a more metaphysical level.  I’ve been personally, in my meditations, getting rid of lower energies as much and as consistently as possible. About 14 months ago, I began to physically do the same, distancing myself from anyone who personifies lower energies, as well as using Facebook tools to block and unfriend those types.

You know, once this ‘culling’ began in my life, where I started getting rid of these people over a year ago, I have realized when analyzing, that they were never contributing anything to my life whatsoever anyway. I’ve not missed a single one of them.

Remember, you will attract in your life what you put forward. If you put forward compassion and love, you’ll attract the same. Those who are unable or unwilling to live in that manner and who put forward opposite, lower energies will attract the same to themselves. It is your choice of course, but when you cut those types out of your life, you are now able to move forward yourself in quantum leaps. Your power to do good will intensify and isn’t that what we’re all here for?

They were ‘hangers-on’ who were trying to enjoy the good positive energy of those like us, without actually contributing any of their own. Now, whether that is because they HAVE no good energy of their own or because they chose not to, is of no consequence. They are leaches. They are small, dark beings living in their own dark world of their own making, living in hate and resentment and refusing to move forward. They always have the choice to move forward but it is their choice. You will not teach them if they do not want to learn.

It is just recently that it has come to me that the entire Trump movement is a massive, ugly metaphor the worst of the worst on this planet. They embrace fear, selfishness, hate, anger, violence, ignorance, bitterness and all the while, do nothing to help others – not other humans, not society, not nature and not other beings.

Step back, my friends.  Look at your life, your country and your planet in the larger view. When you do that keeping in mind that the lower energies are harming us all, and they have become increasingly prevalent in the form of a political movement BASED ON lower energies, I hope you will see how dangerous this situation is.

Please everyone, move away from lower energies. Embrace truth.  Do the work. Ban the lower energies and those who exhibit those energies from your life.

Move into light.  Move into compassion.  Move into love.  Move into truth. Your health will improve.  Your life will improve.  Your point of view will improve.  And the sooner you eliminate the toxic energies and people in your life, the sooner you and those around you will move forward.

 

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STEP AWAY FROM THE PHOTOSHOP!

I’ve never been a fan of social media, but entered the madness anyway when I wrote the book to promote it.  It was then that I was confronted with the massive misuse of Photoshop in postings and for that matter, entire Facebook pages.   I’m wondering when it became ok to change photos and present them as authentic?  Oh, we all know about the major PS fails  on magazine covers, where models lost entire arms or look freakishly thin, or where a Kardashian goes on a Photoshop Diet and poorly alters her own body.  Narcissism in our society is out of control!

However, I’m also seeing this disturbing trend in photos that photographers present as ‘nature’.   Any way you look at it, it is misrepresentation of the subject a well as the skill level of the photographer.  What’s even more upsetting to me is that people are so gullible and naive as to believe these photos are real and ‘share’ over and over again!

Here are a few recent examples that caught my attention.  The first one is a pair of Hyacinth Macaws.  These are the largest of the Macaw family and are truly stunning birds in their own right, without photographic manipulation.  What is even more alarming is that whomever digitally altered these photos and presented them as ‘real’ didn’t even bother to check to see if the ORIGINAL photo is online, as was the case in this one:

Hyacinth Macaws Bad PhotoshopThe correct photo was actually probably manipulated as well, based on the smooth texture of the entire photo, but it was done without creating a garish, fake subject.

Here is another photo that has been not only Photoshopped but was further enhanced by adding something that was, I suspect,  never in the original photo.  Note the swans – they were clearly never there to begin with.  And even in the most ideal conditions, when trees turn color, BadPhotoshopthey don’t turn purple or pink. In this particular one, the shadows are off as well.  Note the crisp shadows under the swans yet the shadows along the tree line are soft.  AND The sand on the shore is pink.  No, not in New Hampshire.

Almost every single day, I see similar illustrations of lack of integrity by artists, photographers and those who steal the work of artists and photographers and manipulate in truly alarming ways.  It may seem like something small to most of you but to me, as a graphic artist and designer who does indeed use Photoshop as a tool to create designs from scratch, I find it to be yet one more example of the inability of humans to do anything authentic on their own.

And one final example.  This one is yet another of ‘fall color’ supposedly in New Hampshire. AnotherBadPhotoshopYes, this one is poorly manipulated as well.  BUT you can see where they added color tones in blue and purple.  And what about that neon green grass? It seems that folks are determined to try to make nature look fake when nature is simply beautiful all on her own.