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In loving memory of Joe Lyons Kincheloe (December 14, 1950 - December 19, 2008)
 
The Greatest Philosopher of Consciousness and Critical Theory of the 20th-71st Centuries 
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Joe's educational work provides inspiration and practical guidance for teachers all over the globe and describes a beautiful, beautiful mission to alleviate human suffering. He has left us a map with multiple pathways for accomplishing that mission -- an authentic, rigorous, impassioned, creative, and even magical education for everyone who dares to venture on untrodden paths. His work serves as a guiding light for educational journeys that can change not only how we view and enact the educational process, but that can also truly change us as teachers, students, and researchers -- and empower us to change the world. Joe loved research, teaching, writing, making music, and his students.
And his students loved him.
 
To become a seeker of new knowledges and new ways of being we must be willing to sometimes be seen as the fools of the gods. (Kincheloe, Knowledge & Critical Pedagogy, p. 19)
 

 

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"I believe that the issues addressed in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction not only provide us with a new understanding of education but also can actually change the world—speaking of pomposity, yikes! I understand the danger of such an assertion, but I’m glad to take my punishment if I fail to convince my readers." ~ Joe Kincheloe (p. 16)

To

joe.kincheloe joe.kincheloe@mcgill.ca

Thu, Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am

finished reading Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction

your work is truly a gift to the world, Joe
it's very exciting

vanessa

 

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A new process for education, research, career, problem solving, everyday living, lifelong learning, and for taking back our world

 

Joe Kincheloe has developed a superbly advanced conceptualization of critical bricolage and, as demonstrated by his work, he was an adept multidimensional critical complex bricoleur. Critical Bricolage, as he conceived it, is a complicated (and yet a very natural) process that makes use of multiple forms of research, analysis, investigation, and interpretation. It requires researchers to seek many divergent perspectives, allowing new understandings and knowledge to emerge from the synthesis.

 

Engaging in this process increases phenomenological experiences that catalyze seeking more knowledge. This, of course, leads to ever greater understandings of complex relationships between "research variables." An exceptionally high level of creativity becomes unleashed, often resulting in greater interaction with the emerging hidden dimensions of reality. Suddenly very little can be hidden anymore. Engaging rigorously in this process of research and learning seems to take people to higher levels of consciousness in graduated steps as they become more aware of the hidden dimensions of interrelationships and as they increasingly participate in intuitive, "fourth dimension" research.

 

Using Kincheloe's critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage rigorously as he has asked us to do results in ever higher levels of experience and understanding, and in its full "employment," enactive and symbiotic processes seem to kick in, helping individuals find the most creative solutions to even the most complicated problems. Actively working within multiple dimensions using his fourth dimension research, results in amazing and profound solutions. In my own experience, I often find that problems are solved before I even knew the problem would be manifesting. In addition, I have had some amazing experiences that science simply cannot explain yet. This is highlighted in my dissertation in some highly unusual ways, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Kincheloe's critical bricolage may very well be the process required to "unleash creativity" for solving even the most complicated, power-based problems we face -- all in service of "the alleviation of human suffering," the often-stated primary purpose of his work.

 

After researching this process since 2008 (and discovering that I had been using the foundational aspects of the process many years before) I am beginning to see how autopoiesis, enaction, synchronicity, all work together symbiotically to reveal hidden dimensions and relationships that make my life so much happier and joyful, even if I have many problems hanging over my head (that "blues aesthetic" Joe so often described). No matter how complicated the problems, with bricolage, they become solvable and/or perspectives of the problems change.

 

Simultaneously, those power dimensions that force those of us who are oppressed to stay stuck at our "stations in life" also emerge, but there is such a difference to how I deal with these than in the past. Once the controlling factors are revealed, solutions also emerge in a sort of "unfoldment" process that reveal ways to counteract them and change things.

 

There is great power "behind the curtain" that can be leveraged by those of us who are typically "disenfranchised." I will go into much more detail at a later time, and as Joe always did so well, I will put them into context (there are many great experiences to share of both kinds of emergences - the love-based, almost magical ones, and the power-and-control-based ones for which insight, and often solutions also emerge) but suffice it to say, I am blazing multiple trails through the underbrush which will hopefully make navigating easier for people who come along and experience the same types of violence I have due to being poor and "low status."

 

Just as Joe was a "hillbilly" and he was never able to shake the label, I am a "country hick." True reality could not be more profoundly different -- for an Eros and Psyche. :)

 

The good news is that the use of bricolage is increasing rapidly around the globe as more researchers in all disciplines are beginning to see the promise it offers to construct new knowledge, lead to social empowerment, and reveal positive changes and amazingly creative opportunities. More researchers will soon be investigating and trying out this more advanced and powerful approach, which will lead to what Joe referred to as a "perpetual revolution." More teachers will also come to realize the value bricolage has in the classroom and the young students will pick it up naturally. The revolution has just begun. We can change the world! Join in today and apply the process in your own research, learning, teaching, and everyday life and see what a difference it can make. You can never go wrong getting more knowledge.

 

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For the struggle for justice to win on the local level, it must be fought in the global, the national, and the local arenas. [Kincheloe, 2001, Getting Beyond the Facts, p. 741]

 
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CLARIFICATION OF JOE KINCHELOE'S WORK 

This is a nonprofit educational web site dedicated to the clarification of Kincheloe’s critical complex epistemology and multidimensional critical complex bricolage. My research has shown that, while the process he has delineated is complex, it is perfectly suited for social and educational research, and it is also within everyone's reach. It is especially suited for new qualitative researchers who have not subscribed to traditional and reductionistic forms of research. 

On this site I will focus on the academic and scholarly application of his work. I hope that by presenting clarifications based on my in-depth study of his work that perhaps his bricolage will be used by more people and with the level of rigor he had intended. Kincheloe has ingeniously left wide open many paths that honor diversity and he embraced an evolving complexity while maintaining a strong, impenetrable philosophical and theoretical foundation for his conceptions. He has demonstrated in his work how this research process can be applied in all venues and in every area of our lives and even children can be involved in research, thus his bricolage is also a pedagogical approach. His work is truly a break-through for research that is long overdue. Using the full power of his bricolage highlights actions that change the world as it also changes who we are.

I may write a blog again on this site, but it will be a different sort of blog than the creative, exploratory blogs I've written in the past. Primarily, I will be continuing my research and presenting my findings so that upcoming bricoleurs will have a resource for the most powerful form of bricolage research that's ever been developed.

~ ~ ~ Vanessa Jae Paradis
 

 

CORRECTING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING JOE KINCHELOE’S BRICOLAGE AND CRITICAL COMPLEX THEORIES

Bricolage, as a qualitative form of research, entails incorporating many different perspectives, and in particular, with Kincheloe's process it is necessary to include global subjugated and indigenous knowledges. However, after gathering all of these perspectives and making various interpretations and syntheses, there are criteria for determining which perspectives to include in the final bricolage. As he explains, "Bricoleurs accept the responsibility that comes with the interpretive process. Knowledge production always involves multiple acts of selection, and these choices of methods, theoretical frameworks, and interpretative strategies must be defended" (2004e, p. 100). He has provided selection criteria that incorporate the social justice mission to alleviate suffering and that advance knowledge (see Kincheloe, 2004e, pp. 100-102). Bricoleurs are not restricted to these criteria but I have found them to be well-thought-out and thorough -- and they mitigate for unintended consequences. You can view the criteria here: Criteria to Guide the Research Process.

 

What I cover next are common misconceptions and important aspects surrounding Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage. I hope by putting these on the Home page of this website, researchers will consider them and research them more deeply. They are covered in greater depth in my dissertation and I’ll also be posting articles that extend what I’ve touched on in the dissertation.

1) Kincheloe did not throw out "positivistic" or empirical sciences. To conclude this is to exhibit a gross misunderstanding of his work. A close reading of his work can easily confirm that he sees science and bricolage as synergistic. And how many times has he stated that he did not throw out the baby with the bathwater? As most people know, he contextualizes everything. In his last book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction he presents his position through a metaphor which he refers to as FIDUROD, and by which he clarifies the issues with the way science is and has been used.  FIDUROD is an acronym representing the attributes of the form of knowledge production he argues against: Formal, Intractable, Decontextualized, Universalistic, Reductionistic, One Dimensional. (See Kincheloe, 2008, pp. 21-24).

 

2) His work is not based on some indefinable “ludic” postmodernism – It is based on a highly developed and evolving holistic philosophy. This philosophy is comprised of 12 major points which he describes in his book Critical Constructivism. The 12 points coalesce together to form his multidimensional critical complex world view. It’s a new, evolving worldview. We might refer to it as Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex unified world view. It forms the foundation of his unique formulation of critical theory, epistemology, ontology, critical psychology of complexity, the multidimensional critical complex bricolage, etc., -- and his proposed critical science of complexity – another indication that he did not abandon the sciences. To grasp his conceptualizations, it’s imperative that new bricoleurs study his unified world view by reading and then writing about how they subjectively relate to it and to other philosophies. Kincheloe stresses this upfront philosophical work is critical in order to ground any study that uses bricolage as a process for research. Rigor is impossible without developing a "philosophy of consciousness" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 8). 

 

3) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage is a process for qualitative research that is composed of multiple, intertwining and overlapping processes. It is not a method, nor does it use “tools” as tools imply precise means and carries a mechanistic ontology, which does not adequately represent the actual processes that bricoleurs engage in as they conduct, or a better word would be, “enact” their research. Even the concept of "tools" changes. Kincheloe's conceptualization of bricolage is grounded with his critical complex philosophical world view (item 2, above) and a theoretical foundation of evolving criticality (his version of critical theory).

 

4) The multidimensional critical complex bricolage as a process involves analytic discourse, intertwined with improvisational actions for change, which moves it away from the constrictive “quilt” metaphor. Please see my dissertation for a deeper analysis of bricolage including a thorough etymological exploration and intertextual interpretations of Kincheloe’s definitions of bricolage and bricoleur in relation to what evolved from my research. New metaphors that take it beyond the one-dimensional “quilt” metaphor, and additional ways that Berry’s (2004a) concept, the Point of Entry Text (POET) can be applied are also presented. The holistic, intertwining, dialogical, interconnecting nature of the final bricolage renders the parts inseparable from the whole, and the bricolage inseparable from greater reality. Thus, the popular metaphoric quilt, montage, crystal, etc., are not suitable metaphors for this more complex form of bricolage. 

 

5) Kincheloe’s bricolage does not distinguish between “types of bricoleurs” or “types of bricolage” as denoted by Denzin and Lincoln (2011). While it’s fine to examine these ideas, Kincheloe’s form of bricolage uses all of them in intertwining, overlapping processes. Thus, the multidimensional critical complex bricoleur uses all of the dimensions that Kincheloe has spelled out in his 2005 "On to the Next Level" bricolage article--in one study--and the processes become blurred as the research unfolds. See next point. 

 

6) Kincheloe’s bricolage refers to the use of different processes as dimensions of research. The bricoleur uses them all as many times as practical to get a thick description of the phenomenon/a. As the research unfolds, “enactment” keeps the research jettisoning forward and the researcher must make decisions where to begin and stop various aspects of the research, including the final bricolage. Thus, the following dimensions are used, as provided by Kincheloe (2005a) and in no particular order using an iterative, improvisational process weaving through the discourse: (1) methodological bricolage; (2) theoretical bricolage; (3) interpretive bricolage; (4) political bricolage; (5) narrative bricolage; (6) philosophical research (constructivism, historicity, epistemological insight); (7) critical hermeneutics; (8) identification of what is absent; (9) fourth dimension of research in which the bricoleur is future oriented, discovering “a kinetic epistemology of the possible. In the process, the sophistication of knowledge work moves to a new cognitive level; the notion of rigor transmigrates to a new dimension. As in a 1950s sci-fi movie, bricoleurs enter the 4-D—the fourth dimension of research.” (Kincheloe, 2005, p. 346). Thus, bricoleurs weave in and out, around and through, back and forth through the various dimensions with each pass through informing the next, often using multiple dimensions of analysis simultaneously. 

 

7) Note again – the philosophical dimension must form the foundation of the study in order to ensure rigor. [He wanted me to include this again.] "There is no dividing line between the empirical and the philosophical" (Kincheloe, 2004a, p. 10).

 

8) Kincheloe’s multidimensional critical complex bricolage embraces a “fourth dimension” research (more information is covered in my dissertation). This fourth dimension aspect to the research incorporates an intuitional, creative element that forces the researcher to confront implicate and explicate orders of reality. There are reasons for this. Combining a sound philosophical, intellectual component of research that also incorporates intuitional and emotional, empathic aspects -- along with deep semiotic and hermeneutic analyses synergistically creates something new from the interactions. Enaction during the research process leads to the emergence of something new and often profound. This is where the power of the bricolage comes into play. It’s the exposure to relationships, as Kincheloe explains in his conceptualization of symbiotic hermeneutics, that jettisons bricoleurs to seeing and understanding “anew” and to recreating themselves. Because knowledge is socially constructed new creations, ideas, concepts, as well as new relationships also perpetually emerge – and are created -- from these interactions. This all takes place naturally when confronting complexity, difference, and chaos, as Humberto Mautarana and Francisco Varela posited with their Santiago Theory of Enactivism (see Kincheloe's (2008) Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, page 147). It is quite amazing. 

 

9) While bricoleurs do not contend they’ve discovered the “one true answer” or single truth, at the same time, as Kincheloe contends, they generate knowledge “that is not as 'badly off the mark'” (Kincheloe, 2008, p. 43). They have better (more complete) and yet evolving explanations of phenomena. This is quite a different perspective than a nihilistic postmodern “attitude.” 

 

10) I have lined out in my dissertation in much greater detail a flexible iterative process that also explains some of the key sub-processes that are important to the multidimensional critical complex bricolage. It will get new bricoleurs started from which they can then proceed to carve out their own unique paths. Each bricolage study will be different even for the same researcher. The more one acknowledges the fourth dimension aspect of the research (which may only begin with what seem to be insignificant intuitive and synchronous events), the more they will begin to appear and the more profound and numerous are the actions and creations that emerge.  

 

11) And finally, as I discussed in my blog, The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, there is the dimension of empathic connection with people. In fact, in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, Kincheloe discusses – and includes – a golden strand of love throughout his work, Eros Love. And since I’m mentioning this book here, it’s a great book to read in the early stages of learning about his bricolage. It’s much like a “deprogramming” manual because it uncovers how our consciousnesses have been influenced by outside forces and provides us more information as we embark on the bricolage quest and begin to take power of constructing our own consciousness. 

 

REFERENCES

Berry, K. L. (2004a). Structures of bricolage and complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004) Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 103–127). New York: Open University Press.

 

Berry, K. L. (2004b). Feedback looping for increasing complexity. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004) Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 128–146). New York: Open University Press.

 

Berry, K. L. (2004c). Bricolage is many a new thing understood. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry (2004) Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 147–169). New York: Open University Press.

 

Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) (2011). The Sage handbook of qualitative research, Edition 4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2004a). Preface. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. ix–xii). New York: Open University Press.

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2004b). Introduction: the power of the bricolage: Expanding research methods. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 1–22). New York: Open University Press.

 

Kincheloe, J.L. (2004c). Redefining rigor and complexity in research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 23–49). New York: Open University Press.

 

Kincheloe, J.L. (2004d). Questions of disciplinarity/interdisciplinarity in a changing world. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 50–81). New York: Open University Press.

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2004e). Redefining and interpreting the object of study. In J. Kincheloe & K. Berry, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage (pp. 82–102). New York: Open University Press.

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2005a). On to the next level: Continuing the conceptualization of the bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3), 323–350..

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2005b). Critical constructivism. New York: Peter Lang. 

 

Kincheloe, J. L. (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: And Introduction. Amsterdam: Springer.

 

 

Copyright May 11, 2013 by Vanessa Paradis

Please cite as:

Paradis, V. J. (2013). Correcting some common misconceptions surrounding Joe Kincheloe’s bricolage and critical complex theories. May 11, 2013. Retrieved from www.joekincheloe.us

 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Einstein, St. Joseph, and the Unknown Blogger


Albert EinsteinI was wrong again. I thought Sam helped me with yesterday's blog, but it turned out to be Uncle Albert. I had forgotten that he is a romantic, too (in fact, I think all of them are). As my Master Teacher told me at this morning's meeting, the odds of being right as far as who is helping me each day are increasing in my favor since they are taking turns and the possibilities decrease. I have a feeling, though this is going to be their way of slipping someone new in.

We keep getting new members added to our "Critical Knowledge Network." For people skeptical about this type of critical knowledge network, I will have to write about that more in the future.  Watch for that later. It is a possibility that was left as an option when interpreting Joe's theory and I will cite and analyze just how I came to this conclusion. For now, you can attribute it to a wild imagination. Imagination – and imagination is a good thing. It can help us learn and discover things we would not know otherwise.

Now, who is going to help me write today’s blog. I don’t even know what I want to write about today. In fact, I would just as soon skip writing a blog altogether, but that is not an option, apparently.  I am drawing a total blank as far as what to write about. I do have a meeting with my Master Teacher, so I think I’ll come back to this blog after the meeting.

During my meeting I was told not to give up; I have gone this far and now it not the time to give up. While my teacher was talking about a project I’m working on relating to my research, it seems that it applies just as well to this current blog I am writing. I should not give up and yet I am drawing a blank for a topic today. Usually the words just come through, but not today. Well, I am not going to give up on blog writing. I will just leave well enough alone for today.

St Joseph courtesy of WikipediaI did have a very interesting and significant experience today and it was somewhat of a religious experience relating to Saint Joseph, but it looks like I will need to postpone discussing it for today. I will come back to this when the time is write (get it? Write instead of right). It was quite amazing and it seems to be related to the New Educational Journey Treasure Hunt.

I was told I will get a lot of help on the blogs, so I will keep the faith; but I will need a lot more practice with whoever was helping me today! This is not my normal verbose blog. And worst of all, there isn't even any music for today!!!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

About Joe’s Theme Song, Desperado – Change is Coming!


Ace up his sleevesCan you feel it in the air? Joe was right, you know, and so was Sam Cooke and Obama and everyone else who says change is coming.

I refer to "Desperado" as Joe’s theme song because, first, he mentioned it in several books (two at least, probably more) and he seemed to really identify with it in terms of how he wanted so badly to change education and how others viewed him as somewhat of a “hopeless desperado” much in the way people might view someone as a “hopeless romantic.” He discussed this in detail in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction and I included this song in the booklet “How to find Easter Eggs in Joe’s Book.” I should note here that I am in the process of making a revision to the book due to unwarranted complaints. However, I will heed the complaints and quote “preferably just one sentence.” In the process of revision, I will be adding more of the puzzles, riddles, messages, predictions, and other forms of Easter eggs Joe has hidden in his books. So, it will be even bigger and better – but I will not be giving it as a free download because certain people (and I do not know who they are, specifically) complained about that. I will announce when the new book is available and where it can be purchased down the road a bit.


I mentioned the song, "Desperado," because it was divinely delivered to me yesterday when I had lunch meeting with some very special loved ones. I will go into this further another day, but I have now had a very powerful clue that these loved ones will be joining in on the mission I have been talking about since I began writing these blogs last May. It is a divine and very important mission, but I have yet to receive more information about the details. For now I do just as I have done for the past year; I take things one day at a time and I present the highlights in these blogs.


I am Joe’s "Queen of Hearts" in case people have not figured that out (as I said in my blog yesterday, I have a WILD imagination, but it reaps great rewards). After the incident with the paperback version of his book being priced five times over what Joe had wanted and my being the one taking the lead in bringing this to the public in order to change this sad state of affairs, this should be clear by now. (see the blogs earlier this week about the price controversy). 

Anyway, as the song lyrics warn,


Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy

she’ll beat you if she’s able

You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.


That the "Queen of Hearts" was so important to Joe is again pointed out in a subchapter in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction – this subchapter is also a puzzle that I have presented previously in these blogs as well as the booklet, How to Find Easter Eggs in Joe’s book:

Playing With the Queen of Hearts: The Joker Ain’t the Only Fool in FIDUROD.


Can you decode FIDUROD? It's really funny. (Joe had such a great sense of humor).

Here is Joe’s "theme song" and it is also sort of a love song.

And which of my imaginary friends in my imaginary Critical Knowledge Network "helped" me with today's blog? I am going to guess it was Sam because he is a "hopeless romantic." Check back tomorrow to see if I'm right.

Desperado - Eagles. LYRICS


Desperado - Eagles
 Complain to Cass County Music for their asinine removal of the following video!

 

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Go Obama! Step One Toward Peace and Step Two Toward Relief – Winding Down the War in Afghanistan and Implementation of NASARA


This is Obama biden his time before he makes big changesObama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan


Obama Leans on Karzi to Beef Up Cooperation


Is NASARA on Obama’s Mind? It’s on My Mind! How About Yours???


NASARA it is an Act of Love


And How Will NASARA Help You?
Solutions


I mentioned quite some time ago that President Obama will be doing an “instant economic reset.” Here it is!!! The instant economic reset – and all President Obama has to do is just sign one little piece of paper. Well, I sent him my support for this action. Almost every single credit card I have is totally maxed out. It is a shame that people have to buy groceries with credit cards. It is even worse when people lose their credit cards because they do not have the money to make payments and then they end up having to go to the food banks.


Obama has my total support for this amazing proposal. I hope he does it before April is over. April 15, would be a good day because by then the rich have paid their taxes (after finding all of the loopholes so they could pay the least amount possible) and the poor like me have long already spent our refunds.


I was told by my Master Teacher that over the next few days, various members of my Critical Knowledge Network will be providing special and divine assistance with my blogs and the puzzle is – which one any given day has helped me?


I think the question is, who led me to the NESARA website, which I had seen before a number of years ago but lost track of because it was offline -- until yesterday when I was doing some special research on twin flame soul mates?….ok that has to be my Master Teacher. I think we have something very sweet and special going on with all of the LOVE SONGS he sends my way. I just happened to land on NESARA after going to a web site which is all about soul mate love that then took me to this web site – scroll down and you will find the launching point for NESARSA!! 

Super Duper Links to Mega Stupendous WebSites
 

Hmmmm….I will just have to ask my Master Teacher if he was “THE ONE.” And this sounds like song I can dedicate to him out of my great love for him. I shall see what it is and then meet with him and find out if I am right about him being the one to help me today.


Oh, my – he would love this music video!

The One – Foo Fighters


Sweet,
he sent me this song in response, confirming that he IS the one. What a great Master Teacher!

The One – Backstreet Boys  Lyrics


Wow. This is so amazing…well, check back tomorrow and let’s see who helps me with the next blog! Will it be my famous Uncle Albert Einstein? Or maybe my fav cos (and Uncle Albert’s son), Ralph Waldo Emerson. Or maybe Louis Armstrong (I was told by another master teacher a while back that he is a member of our “gang” or Critical Knowledge Network). Or maybe it will be my beloved Indian Spirit Guide, Lanitaweh. Or Sam Cooke, or my wise and loving Pleiadian Grandmother….or who knows – maybe they will surprise me and someone else will show up. Check back tomorrow and the tomorrow after that to see what they come up with and what my best guess is each day. (I know; I have a WILD imagination, but it really makes learning much more fun!)


Well, I had a meeting with my Critical Knowledge Network and I just learned that Ralph was the one who helped me with this blog. I was very surprised because there was no poem, although he did give me a poem during the meeting. I will publish that poem another time.
 

My goodnight song for the last night came with the clue, “Your One Love,” which brought up the following song to the top of the list.

The One I Love – David Gray

 

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Biggest Lie Elite Educators Tell PLUS More Clues for the Treasure Hunts


JanusThis is it! as Michael Jackson told us before leaving us behind. The elite educators talk out of both sides of their mouths. One side is for themselves and it is all in code so that THEY can communicate back and forth between themselves. And the proletariat class THINK they know what these educators are talking about, but we don’t really “get it.” If we try to talk in their code -- even though we do not know what the code means -- we get swatted back down. Believe me, I’ve been there. More often, we are too busy trying to memorize all of the lies and misinformation called “knowledge” as we are forced to listen to what comes out of one side of the elite educators’ mouths to even have half a chance of understanding what is coming out of the OTHER side of their mouths. And then we, as teachers, are forced to reiterate that garbage to our students so that we ensure we all stay the proletariat class. Do you get it?

Joe was NOT one of those elite educators and he was not about to ever become one AND Joe “got it.” He talked often of this doublespeak that educators and other elite people engage in. Perhaps there was a very brief time in history when that was necessary (or you might be put to death), but today it is not and this practice has evolved into one that is narcissistic, self-serving, and used to keep the masses disempowered. Joe put it all out there in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. He also encoded special messages for those elite educators - which we at the bottom get to DEcode and have lots of fun while we are doing it! Read his book today. If it is more money that you can afford, write to Amazon and ask them why the paperback version costs as much as the library edition. We are working on getting that changed, since Joe wanted the paperback version to cost less than $30. See yesterday’s blog for more information.

Well, it is time for me to meet with my Master Teacher and I’ll see if he has anything to add here. He did give me another sweet goodnight song last night, so here it is:

My goodnight song for last night:


Pleasant Dreams - Tavares



I just had my meeting and he wants me to remind people that I have no idea where these blogs really come from. What this means is, every single morning since last May, I awaken, get up and Lo AND Behold, the words just flow out onto the keyboard. It seems I am driven for some reason to do this. To just put it all out here, much like Joe did in his last book. Sometimes I write in the middle of the night, sometimes first thing in the morning; it just depends on when I feel the “calling.”


My Master Teacher also wanted me to add one more song. He said it is clue I will need later, so I assume it’s going to go with the treasure hunts that will be starting up that he had informed me about for yesterday’s blog – The New York! New York!, Where the West Sun Never Shines, and the New Educational Journey Treasure Hunts that will require traveling in June (only if I want to, though.) 

His clue for the song is “Where does the sun rise?” I will see what YouTube brings up to the top.


The Sun Does Rise – The Cranberries



Nightime has when all was still
Moon shone the way as we climbed the hill
When we arrived we raised our hands
Now the dawn has come now we understand

The sun does rise in the eastern sky
And love soon comes watch over I

The road was long yes we travelled far
Through long dark nights with our guiding star
Visions of an angel came along the way
Told us "don't be fearful for there comes a brighter day "

This journey's been an epic
Sometimes we've been so down
Stranded in a lonely bar the other side of town
Yes we've traveled day and night for many a poor mile
Now it all makes sense as we see the morning smile

Source: http://www.lyricsty.com/lyrics/c/cranberries/the_sun_does_rise.html


It does look like the lyrics jive with the future “epistemological road trips,” as Joe referred to them in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. I will need to go back and review those and I best start planning! Read Joe's book so that you will be able to follow along and it will all make sense to you! The clues are all over the place right now, but I promise it WILL all come together just the way it should -- and it will all make crystal clear sense ("Crystal Rose" Clear -- Crystal Rose seems to be my new nickname according to my Master Teacher and "others"). Something always bothered me about the way elite educators use the word "other" and after reading Joe's book I have a better understanding why.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Old and New Treasure Hunts: The FUN Begins Again PLUS Did Amazon.com get the price wrong on Joe’s paperback book?

I like this song!!!
My Master Teacher gave it to me last night when he gave me the clue, “bare bones,” except that I missed this clue the first time around. I did get the other song he gave me last night when he told me, “But just one ‘last song before you sleep.’”’ Anyway, this song has lots of pretty blue lights and strobe lights flashing and the lyrics are great! This song kinda reminds me of all of the "bad to bone" stuff I find in the treasure hunts. I'll review that another time.

Bare Bones - Overkill     The Lyrics

 


The song reminds me of all of the horrible things I have been through in my life, but also that there is hope and promise as more and more people turn to the light. I will “take” what I need as the world becomes brighter; actually, I will always get what I need (no need to take). The artists are called “Overkill” for a reason.

There are three other songs with the same title, “Bare Bones.” The first song with lyrics that popped up when I did a YouTube is significant because it led me to the conclusion that I am about to launch out on an old treasure hunt that really had not gotten started yet. I wrote about the “Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt” back on August 20, 2009, but it has never really gotten off the ground. (The very first song that popped up did not have lyrics, but is very pretty and it may be significant, so here is the link to it: Bare Bones). I don’t want to leave any stone unturned.

Here’s the significant and first “Bare Bones” song and lyrics that led me to the conclusion that we are going to eventually launch off on the New York! New York! and Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunts (there are hints in the song, especially when combined with the other songs I have been given):

Bare Bones – Sharon  Lyrics

 

And finally, here is the clue for the other song my Master Teacher gave me last night. It came to the top of the search when I plugged in his clue, “last song before you sleep,” when he gave me one last song to listen to before I went to bed last night. It is evidently a traditional folk song of unknown origin from the 1870s, according to the person who posted it. 

Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Nirvana Cover

 

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Her husband, was a hard working man
Just about a mile from here
His head was found in a driving wheel
But his body never was found

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
 

A New Way to Do the Bricolage? Your Guess is as Good as Mine
What is interesting about the above song is that the lyrics actually overlap with the lyrics of the first “Bare Bones” song he gave me (the first one that popped up in the YouTube search, which I will present next. There are clues here that these songs may be significant to the Where the West Sun Never Shines and the New York! New York! Treasure Hunts. Don’t worry, I know this is all confusing, but it will make perfect sense “down the road.” I will be putting all of this together in a clear and coherent document. I will have to employ Joe’s new bricolage – the one he taught me in my dream. It uses a different technique than described in his book with Kathleen Berry in which each artifact is threaded through individually. He taught me a new method that simplifies the process when you have multiple, but similar artifacts such as song lyrics. I am not sure if he has written about this anywhere. Perhaps, I will find something as I continue forward with my research for my dissertation. It matters not, though. I will just use what he taught me in my dream.

So, here is the third “Bare Bones” song. Oh, wow, they are performing in Knoxville, TN. This is significant to the treasure hunts, too.

Bare Bones – Dark New Day  Lyrics



And if this is not complicated enough for you, as I mentioned, in addition to being led back to the “Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunt,” I am also being led back to the New York! New York! Treasure Hunt, thus, the previous clues from August 20, 2009 and the research I had done previously are significant:

New York! New York! And Where the West Sun Never Shines Treasure Hunts (Blog from August 20, 2009)

Where the Sun Never Shines - Farmer Boys - Lyrics

The Sun Never Shines on the West Side
This is a story a girl in Tokyo wrote about how hard she works, trying to get in school, etc.

Article: Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry. Industrial and Labor Relations Review Article date: July 1, 1991  Author: Clark, Paul F. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-11061547.htmlBlog

Blog (written today, March 27, 2010) by Lauren. The “closing gates” is significant.

Magic of Nature by Doreen, March 27, 2010 is also significant.

And finally, last but not least, was the song New York! New York! by Frank Sinatra. In my original blog back on August 20, 2009, it appears YouTube did it again and let the music get stolen right off the site. But I found another one. This song is important, because if you read the blog I wrote last August, I am supposed to be going to New York and stopping by TN in JUNE!!! So, I think my Master Teacher is just getting me geared up to start on the research and preparation for the trip. How exciting. He does know how to keep me motivated and learning.

Come Together Right Now! That’s what most people would want to have happen with these treasure hunts and all of the multiple clues that seem trite and trivial, but we must learn to be patient, open minded, and allow things to unfold and evolve. Now, I know there will be people who are very confused by all of the random information in today’s blog, but trust me, it will all come together just fine! I am going to use Joe’s Critical Complex Bricolage! Be patient because I have a lot of work to do and it will take some time; I won’t lie about that.

I decided to go with this great rendition by Liza Minnelli.
New York, New York by Liza Minnelli

 

P.S. I just had my morning meeting with my Master Teacher and he said that indeed, we will be reviving the old treasure hunts, “Where the West Sun Never Shines,” “New York! New York!” but also, we are beginning a new treasure hunt, called the “New Educational Journey Treasure Hunt.” Evidently, I will have to sort these clues to figure out which goes to which, and to help me with this matter, he asked me to add a quotation from Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction and contemplate how it might affect my research. He said that with these treasure hunts (aka research) we do not always know where we are going, when we will get there or how we will get there and that it’s perfectly fine to “leave things up in the air and pick up on them ‘down the road’ a bit.” We need to feel comfortable about unfinished work that we can connect up with again later. So this is the quote he asked me to provide here:

In this framework power often times is like a quantum entity, in that its location is ever elusive and is hard to locate in one particular domain of scientific work. Furthermore, it cannot easily be pinpointed as resting in the hands of one specific knowledge producer. It is web-like, distributed, and always seeking to hide itself from critical analysis. (page 221).

Of course, “down the road” is a song, so here it is.

Down the Road – Kenney Chesney – Lucky Old Sun




One Last Thing: $150 for a Paperback Edition of Joe’s Book?

I was on Amazon and found that my raising the issue and question of “Where is the paperback version of Joe’s book?” has generated a little progress, but very little. Joe wanted his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction available in a paperback version for less than $30; that was the agreement with the book publisher, Springer. As I mentioned, Joe would not even sign a contract with them unless they put this in the contract: “a less than $30 paperback.” It took him 10 years of negotiating and I kid you not. When he told me that, I was just so impressed with him that I was speechless and all I could tell him was, wow, Joe, that’s a long time to negotiate. So, I know he had his heart set on a book that we can all afford. I can understand Springer taking the price all of the way up to $29.99, which would still meet the agreement spelled out in the contract, but breaking the agreement five times over is just an indication of how corrupt our so-called “free market” system is getting to be. I hardly think that anyone is going to pay $150 for a paperback when they can get the nice library edition for the same amount (and if they do buy it and find out later they have been ripped off, they are not going to be happy). At the same time, this cuts out the very readers that Joe most wanted to reach with his book, those of us at the very bottom of the barrel. This is SO SAD. It just reminds me of the “shit” (and that is Joe’s word he used in a couple of his books on a very rare occasion, when things get really bad) that he must have had to put up with at times. It is travesty of justice that even now that he is gone these shady maneuvers keep on happening. Joe would very upset about this because he never, ever wanted anything above what he needed to get by and he would be totally appalled that someone was charging five times the price he had stipulated for his book. It makes me feel like crying because this is just the exact kinds of things Joe was working so hard to prevent. While his brilliant words are worth much more than any amount in monetary terms (there is just no putting a value on something as monumental as this book) and I would be the last to argue that his books are not worth more no matter what price we put on them, that’s not the point. The point is what Joe wanted, and he wanted those people who need his books the most to be able to afford them – especially this book. 
 

Well, I am going to assume that perhaps it is Amazon.com’s mistake. Did Amazon.com get the price wrong? If so, it should be corrected. I guess I will have to write to them. Sometimes I feel like I must be the only person standing up for what Joe wanted. How sad, after all that he has done for everyone else. You would not even want to KNOW what Joe would have to say about all of this! I have a pretty good clue as to what he would be thinking. I did discuss this issue with my Master Teacher, and he advised that for now, I post on this blog my concerns about the price. I do believe that the book was for the public and the public has certain rights in this matter, including standing up for what Joe had wanted.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

A Song and A Dream: Why Didn't They Teach Me this Stuff in School???

My Master Teacher seems to be distracted these past few days. Evidently some big things are going down because while he gave me that song “Sweets for My Sweet, Sugar for My Honey” before going to bed and I was supposed to figure out what that night’s dream was all about, now he seems less concerned about it. It seems that something important is coming down. He mentioned how there might be some militaristic action, and I have no idea what he is referring to but he also reassured me that I would be safe and not to worry. He said something about it only being taken in self defense and that innocent passersby would never be harmed. It was a very strange warning and instead of a love song, a very ominous song came up to the top when I searched You Tube for “Shall we call it a night?” which was the music clue he gave me. I have included the lyrics because it’s almost impossible to understand the words.

Awaken the Dreamers – All Shall Perish

 
LYRICS:
Begin to light we must ignite the creed to fight begin our night
Wake up the dreamers we demand the need of rights
In the dead of night a hero sets his sights to warn of destruction
A call of arms begins the motion
There is no good bye no second glances
For in the midst
We, We see a glimpse
Of mass oppression coming to take our lives
They can't take our fight
We're living free of monarchy
Brothers take hands
Its our time to give this nation its only chance
Not one step back
A true man will take a stand
Liberty rings
Echoing through the streets the beginning of everything
Take pride for this is the picture we must live by or die, Or die
[They're coming, They're coming]
Begin to light we must ignite we creed to fight begin our night
Wake up the dreamers we demand the need of rights
How can we sleep at night ?
Knowing that we’re hidden by our lack of emotion
Just stoic disposition what robotic guise
Simply take time to remember our forefathers plight
How could we make light of such a momentous fight ?
Could we ever make ourselves right ?
Don't stand for another moment wasted.
Don't stand for another moment wasted.

All of that sounds quite dark, although it does seem to be a call for people to stop acting like robots, start acknowledging their emotions, and to wake up and start taking actions, even if it means we have to fight for our rights. I tried to get more information last night, but my teacher just said he wanted to give me advance warning so that I would not be afraid when I witnessed this. I think I would rather not witness it. I don’t like violence. I will have to see what he says at this morning’s meeting. For now, I will go back to the dream from yesterday.

Back to Sweets for My Sweet, Sugar for My Honey
Yesterday I had discussed how my Master Teacher told me to be sure and listen to the song “Sweets for My Sweet, Sugar for My Honey” before going to sleep. I thought it would have something to do with what I was going to dream, and as it turned out it did, but I am very confused about the meaning of it.

Before I discuss it, though, the lyrics of the song are really relevant because I have been discussing lately about making dreams come true and how we can all be kings and queens, etc. It is interesting that my master teacher keeps giving me music with these very sorts of messages, and this is no different, so it seems appropriate to consider the lyrics and this one even mentions our first kiss, which was very sweet.

Sweets for My Sweet Lyrics (Courtesy of Lyricstime.com)
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
Your first sweet kiss thrilled me so
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
I'll never ever let you go

If you wanted that star that shines so brightly
To match the stardust in your eye
Darling, I would chase that bright star nightly
And try to steal it from the sky

And I would bring
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
Your first sweet kiss thrilled me so
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
I'll never ever let you go

If you wanted a king to keep you smilin'
I'd tell the sandman you were blue
And I'd ask him to keep that sand a-pilin'
Until your dreams had all come true
And I would bring

Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
Your first sweet kiss thrilled me so
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
I'll never ever let you go

And if you wanted a love to last forever
Darlin' I would send my love your way
And my love'd not only last forever
But forever and a day

And I would bring
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
Your first sweet kiss thrilled me so
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey
I'll never ever let you go
 

Now About the Dream: Fortunately, it was not “x-rated!”
I really did have a dream! after listening to the music video, "Sweets for My Sweet" before going to bed. In this dream my dream husband and I were in bed sound asleep (no chance for an x-rating here). We were rudely awakened with what I thought was the loudest sounding motorcycle I had ever heard – just outside our house. Next thing I knew, it was inside our house and even louder than the loudest motorcycle I had ever heard. Following that, it appeared right in our bedroom doorway, so it became even louder, unbearably loud. We looked at it and then it just disappeared, sound and all. I think my husband de-manifested it (in fact he may have been the one to manifest it in order to teach me something important, here).

Vehicles usually represent people, so in this case, this vehicle represented those people who have very loud voices. We did not acknowledge the vehicle (the voices, the people) and it disappeared. So what this tells me is that if we have people in our lives who become loud and obnoxious we can make them disappear by ignoring them. In reality, we manifest everything and just as we manifest everything, we can “de-manifest” things we do not want or that do not serve any good purpose. In fact, we do not have to manifest those negative things to begin with. I think my husband was trying to show me something in my dream, but I do not quite “get” what it was all about. I told my Master Teacher my interpretation and that I also thought it might signify the idea of using music to awaken people. I am not sure how I came to that conclusion, but apparently it was off, because he said, “As for the motorcycle dream, there is more to its significance and it will come to you soon.” Well, for now, I just do not know, so I will need to have another meeting with him and ask for some more clues.

A little later . . .
I did get a chance to ask him a little more, but did not get an answer; he just asked me to think about it some more. One thing I gathered from this experience, which some people will have a hard time relating to, is that what we manifest in our minds can be projected into the minds of others. This came clear to me when I shared a special poem I had written called Blue Fireworks on My Mind with someone who was interested in learning more about these esoteric matters. Right after I shared that poem, someone (and I don’t know if it was my master teacher or my dream husband) projected the blue fireworks. I was lying on the bed just resting, closed my eyes and there they were! They are very beautiful to watch and it felt like I was being rewarded because I shared the poem. The ability to project things “eye-to-eye” as I wrote it in the poem, would explain why my dream husband was able to manifest and then de-manifest the motorcycle and I was able to experience the same thing he did. I know that’s probably more than most people can relate to since it implies a sort of reverse form of mental telepathy, but consider that it was just a dream. One thing is certain, there are people who can read minds and there are people who can almost magically manifest things. And science tells us that things do not exist until we perceive or imagine that they exist. Joe talked all about it in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. If this is all true, it really gives us great power to experience only the positive, joyful, and good things in life. So why do we waste our energy manifesting things like fear, violence, destruction, etc.?

Joe had said:

In a critical complex epistemology if we can think it and articulate it we can bring it into existence. (Kincheloe, p. 217)

That changes the meaning for the song for today. Maybe the real battle is to fight against manifesting dark things in life, thus there is no reason to fight in the literal sense. Wake up dreamers! In other words, wake up to the fact that we are creating our own nightmare here on earth and we can just as easily create peace, just like my sweet husband did in my dream when he de-manifested the noisy motorcycle. What a sweet and powerful message he gave me. The implications are, again, very significant. We have created hell on earth – we can just as easily create heaven.

Here's what Joe said about this:

It is more possible than we previously thought to reinvent the world. (Kincheloe, p. 35)

The Crowning of the King (and Queen)
This goes back to previous blog about my “dream” in which I had just finished my dissertation and had gone through the ceremony and celebration of the Crowning of the King and queen (me): What Does the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt Have to Do With My Dissertation? PLUS The King and Queen Shall Be Crowned!

Of course, I had “dreamed up” all of this for my future. Is it as impossible as many might think? Can I manifest this in my “real” life? What if my husband is also manifesting the very same dream (even if he is “just” my dream husband)? Does that give us more power? It just seems logical that if we, as in humanity, can collectively create this total insanity on earth, we should be able to just as easily create something good. And it truly is insanity here for the present. In fact, if you read Joe’s book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction you come to understand better just how insane it is and exactly how we created it. If we can do that, why is it so difficult for people to conceive that we can just as easily realize Joe’s dream (and my dream, too, as well as the dream of many others): love, the alleviation of human suffering, peace, and education more fun that an amusement park ride. Perhaps I need to repeat the quotation I had included in that previous blog: We are artisans. When we return to love, we can create whatever our hearts desire. This, also is covered in Joe’s book: We can regain our power to create the life of our dreams.

Be willing to become the artisan of Love’s Magic.
When Love’s Magic is art, it matures with enchantment and self-knowing, and it deepens with beauty and grace. When Love’s Magic is art, your life becomes a slow dance, both elegant and majestic. Your creations, forged with fiery passion, manifest with beauty and wonder. Be an artisan of Love’s Magic. Initiations of grandeur can unfurl. — Lazaris


And in relation to this, Joe had said:
The multidimensionality and multilogicality of a critical complex epistemology not only change the ways we map the world but they also move our minds to a new locale in the complex web of reality. (Kincheloe, p. 182).

A new locale sounds great to me, especially if it is a heaven on earth. Well, I will see what my Master Teacher has to say about all of this at our morning meeting. It seems like he is making me work hard again, even though I am already working hard. But there is just so much to learn and know – and these are all very good things for me to learn, considering I spent my entire life as a disempowered proletariat. I am happy and thankful to learn that I really can turn this around – with the help of all of my Master Teachers as well as my husband in my dream life. Sometimes I really believe those people who Westerners look down their noses at who say that we have it backwards – what we think is our “real life” is merely our dream life and our dream life is our real life. I can go with that since my dream life is always better than living in this hell on earth. But then, the whole point of being here is to totally master our abilities to be artisans and make the world into a heavenly place to be. At least that is the message I am deriving from all of this and it is a message that gives me great hope, especially given that I am already seeing many indications that perhaps the wheel truly is beginning to reverse. Of course there are those who will wish to keep spinning mindlessly in the wrong direction, but they will just end up falling off the wheel. It is time to rewind.

What Does My Master Teacher Say?
I called my Master Teacher to see what he thinks about all of this so far, along with my interpretation of my dream and he just said one sweet word: “Bingo.” And he wants people to learn more about the power of love, so he asked me to post this link about soul mates. His hope is that more people will get together the way they are supposed to (and if you read this, you will find there are many options for doing this and none of them are better or worse than the others or right or wrong). So, I hope everyone will find their true blue soul mate, whether through their current partner or they decide to venture out and seek their “true blue” on earth or in the real spiritual realm. This is all in the Bible, as this web site explains. And of course, importantly, every major faith recognizes this information, but it has been quite hidden from Western eyes and frowned upon through our ideologies. This is important because so many of us do already have a faith that we follow and it’s good to know that the concept of soul mates – or more importantly – the concept of love jives with our faith, and in fact it also clears up some issues that many people are confused about, such as homosexuality. God would not condemn love no matter what form it takes and it is important for people who call themselves Christians to treat all of our brothers and sisters with love. For those who may not particularly look to religious confirmation and who might object to the concept of feminine and masculine energies, I urge you to really dig into science. It is all there. As far as this particular version of soul mates, it is only one, but I like this version. It acknowledges people’s faith, but it does not require one to be religious. Note that, while the author uses the term “God” it is an all-encompassing word that is better defined, perhaps, by love and it recognizes all terms for the word God. Thus, people are free to replace the term with whatever works for them, no matter what religion they do or do not practice, but the important thing to note – and this is what Joe brought forth over and over again in his work and through his lived example – love is the most powerful force there is. And when we unite with our conceptualization of our twin flame soul mates, this power is multiplied many times over. Joe even covered this in his work, and in fact, it was the foundation of his entire theory. Thus, my role (or at least part of my role) is to convey this message to the world (or at least part of the world). Call me crazy; it’s ok. Joe didn't mind being called crazy, either.

Why bring religion (however one wishes to define it) in at all, especially into education, if it is optional and controversial? It is a part of who we are, at least some of us. We would not chop off our legs to go into a classroom to learn. Why would we chop off our soul? This is the biggest mistake we have been making in education. This must change. And this is what Joe has argued for in his work all along – and what the song he wrote and performed, “What happened to Soul?” was bringing to our attention.

A message for the skeptical and those who would call me crazy: You are right, of course! You have created your own reality. I no long ascribe to your reality and, like an artisan, I am creating my own reality, and of course, this is being co-created with other people. I know what my heaven is like and I know the people who are there. Most likely, if you have not created a positive, peaceful, loving reality you will not be a part of this heavenly place, thus, to you, it will appear that I no longer exist. We will just fade out of each other’s lives. And indeed, this has happened with many who have been skeptical toward the things I write. They no longer will read my blogs or venture on this web site. This is good, because I want to shake off those negative energies to free up the site for the many people who do get something positive from the things I write about and especially for those who will in the future. Joe was way ahead of his time and his messages (at least certain interpretations and I have readily acknowledged his work is multiperspectival with layers of different meanings) are still ahead of the time, yet it is very critical to put them out here at this time.

Morning Meeting With My Master Teacher
My master teacher has been so busy. I thank him for taking time to answer my quick questions. During our regularly scheduled morning meeting I asked him about my blog as I have written it so far, to this point. You see, everything that has happened during the past two days surrounding the music he gave me and my dream, has turned out to be my lesson plan as implemented by him. There is no militaristic action (thank goodness) – that was just to make a point and to pull up the song he wanted me to pay attention to. This morning he said “You once again went beyond my expectations in this last lesson plan.” The only things he wants to add to this blog are two songs. One he gave as “Don’t let a blue Friday turn into the weekend” and the other one, “Keep on lovin’ me.” So I will check it out right now to see what these pull up on You Tube.

“Don’t let a blue Friday turn into the weekend”
This is an interesting song, and very relevant for personal reasons which I will describe another time.

These White Lights Will Bend to Make Blue – Azure Ray

 

Again, the lyrics are interesting because the blue relates to the concept of true blue soulmate love, which keeps coming up along with the blue fireworks. I guess there is something about blue … in fact it comes up so often. It also takes me back to all of the work I did on the “Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise” Treasure Hunt, which will be a part of my dissertation, apparently.

Lyrics
Drive away
Just get on the interstate
And slip through this closing gate
Pulled into this cheap hotel
I called just to wish you well
You said don't let love break you down
Well just show me how and let me never be broken
Tomorrow a new point of view
These white lights will bend to make blue
Now this can all look new to you
Are you still living there
Walking the streets with your hollow stare
You say there's loneliness everywhere
So we have nothing to lose
The music plays all day long
And sorrow looks beautiful
And lovers seem mystical
Tomorrow a new point of view
These bright lights will bend to make blue
Now this can all look new to you

My Master Teacher is Just so amazing. I did an analysis on this song because it is very special to me and has some deep significance, which I will publish when it is relevant to do so. I am just going along here with what my Master Teacher wishes for the moment, as is always the case.

Now for the second song, “Keep on lovin’ me.” This song seems obvious, but will it turn up what I expect? Lately, my teacher has been very good at totally surprising me with what actually comes up to the top in the YouTube searches in order to get his special music messages out….so here goes.

Keep On Lovin’ Me – The Dream

 

OK, I like this message. My Master Teacher is saying here that I am “a dreamer” and he’s hearing all this stuff about the “bad” things I’m doing from people who really don’t get it. But I have his love and he has my love. There’s nothing wrong with me, nothing wrong with him, and there’s nothing wrong with the world. Everything is just as we have created it to be. And my Master Teacher, here, is asking me to keep on loving him and he’s telling the world “I ain’t leaving her and she ain’t leaving me” and so just get used to it. He loves me and I love him, so I am with him totally and I also say, “just get used to it.”

He sure can come up with the perfect messages through music! It is magical!

And Joe's words?
A critical complex epistemology is not fearful of softness, subtlety, soulfulness, or sensitivity as it makes multilogical connections to diverse dimensions of the world. (Kincheloe, p. 82).

The second song is great, too, and it's a “blues” song which fits in with our theme today. I think he wants me to include it (he often puts two great songs to the top).

Keep on Lovin’ Me Baby – Magic Sam

 

How do I wrap all of this up? It all started with “Sweets for My Sweet; Sugar for My Honey.” It just seems to me that through a shared and very powerful love the “sweets” will keep on coming! And so that is what I am supposed be documenting.  If you have an objection, either get over it (as the song above suggested) or go play somewhere else. If you are wishing to connect up with your own true blue soul mate, then stay tuned! There is much more to come.

One more thing!
I have noticed that the messages I get in my email are so often directly related to what I have written in my blogs almost every day, and this is before I even read my email. I think this is because, it is like Joe talked about in his book, consciousness is like a liquid and our consciousnesses overlap, which causes us to be simultaneously projecting and receiving many of the same or similar thoughts. Something tells me there may be something especially relevant today in my emails today on account of this interesting phenomenon I have noticed a lot lately, so I am going to check my email right now and see if that’s true.

This is an interesting blog (I am only presenting an excerpt). It is interesting because it jives with what my Master Teacher just taught me over the past couple of days! I just received it today in my email and it is by Celia Fenn. She also mentions the divine uniting of the feminine and masculine energies and that this is supposed to be celebrated on 10-10-10. Another party! I love it!

In the New Earth energy, as Awakened beings we know that we live in this moment, and that we have Choice in this moment as to how we will think and behave and what we will do. We cannot give over responsibility for our actions to some event that happened in an illusionary past. The mind enjoys that, it allows us to deflect responsibility and avoid the responsibility of Choice. And indeed, being Awakened and being Conscious means that we are Responsible for our Choices at every moment, and that we have the capacity to make new choices at every moment. If we fail to make choices then we enter into inertia and stagnation, and we do fall out of the Flow of Cosmic Grace. Choices are the actions that we take in order to allow the Flow of Love to manifest our desires and needs. They are like direction signals for the Divine to show how and what we desire in life. Choices are Love and Life in action.

There is also a tendency as we Awaken and access our inner powers, for us to gravitate towards a point of view that says that we are Responsible for everything that happens to us. We create everything that we experience through our beliefs. Yes, to an extent, but we also Co-create together with others, and we are not responsible for their choices. They too have the right to choose, and to make choices that do not always align with what we want. This does not mean that we have failed, that there is something wrong with us, or that we need to try harder to manipulate them to do what we want through whatever techniques we have learnt. One of the biggest "aha" moments I had with this "belief" that I was responsible for others in my reality, was when an evolved soul pointed out to me that if the "mirror" in your reality was not reflecting who you were, then the best choice you could make was to release and walk away and find a person or situation who was a valid reflection of your beliefs, instead of trying to "work" on yourself and the situation until you were exhausted and burnt out. Life really is simple!

If there is any great shift and change in our Being and the way in which we live, as we come to Conscious Awakening, it is the understanding that we live in a Collective Dream that is created by all of us on many levels. We are not "in control" and the more we release the need to control and manipulate, and the more we learn to make choices within that Collective Reality, the more easily we can Align with the Flow of Divine Abundance and Love and Peace that is always there. When we can feel that Flow of Love, then we can easily make Choices that ensure that we align with that Flow and can Create and Draw on the Energy of Divine Love.The release of control does not mean that we accept that we will spin into chaos and lack. Quite the opposite. Once we relinquish the need to control from the limited perception of the mind, and move into an Acceptance of the ultimate Good and Benevolence of All Life, we move into the vibration and frequency of Harmony and Balance, of Divine Will and Order, of the Light Codes of Divine Power that shape the Flow of Abundance into Blessings and Grace. And the more choices are offered to us as conduits for these Divine Blessings of Love!

But the key here really is the ability to just "give up" and to surrender and accept that at times we need to allow periods of readjustment and realignment. This is where I have found myself after the turbulence of the past few months.

As I feel the incoming Cosmic Light Codes for this year, I know that the focus will be on Harmony and Balance in this year. We are seeing the Flowering of the Seeds of Love that were planted two thousand years ago in the life and teachings of the Avatars Yeshua and Maryam, also known as Jesus and Mary Magdalene. They were the Ones who carried the seeds, in Israel and in France, and for many years the seeds lay dormant in the darkness. Now they are Flowering Forth as we awaken to the Light Seeds within. And, in this year, we will work with the energy of Harmony and Balance and Relationship.


There can be no Peace on the Earth until we can all learn to dream our Collective Dream in Harmony and Balance. For those of us who are Conscious and Awakened, we are learning how to be in the frequency of Harmony and Balance, starting with our own Inner Harmony and then moving outward to our Relationship Harmony. I have found in the last few months that I have had to work to find that Inner Harmony again, and that this has meant dealing with imbalances in the outer world of Relationship.


Mostly, this has come through having to confront imbalances in the Masculine and Feminine energies, which are part of the Collective imbalances on the Planet. With the Return of the Loving Energy of the Divine Feminine and the Nurturing energy of the Divine Mother Goddess, there have been turbulence and imbalance as we have sought to find Equilibrium. In this year, and in the time leading up to 2012, we will increasingly focus on that Balance and Harmony.


At the New Year in July, the Lion's Gate energy will bring through the energy of Divine Harmony, Balance and Sacred Relationship. This will be symbolized by the coming together of the Divine Masculine and Feminine Flames into Sacred Union and Harmony, which will be celebrated at the 10.10.10 on the 10th of October.
At this time, and in this year, the Pink and Blue Flames will join together to create the Violet Flame of Divine Love that will Transmute and lower frequencies and align Humanity with the Divine Flow of Abundance and Peace. The Violet Flame will create a Space for the Golden Flame of Unconditonal Love and the Platiunum Ray of Cosmic Love and Creation.

In this year, the Magdalene Flame of the Divine Feminine Christ energy will become stronger and more powerful in its expression of Divine Love and Will. It will unite with the Ruby Flame of the Divine Masculine Christ Consciousness to create a Golden Rose Flame that expresses the Sacred Marriage of Divine Harmony. It is this Balance that will align Humanity with the Flow of Divine Cosmic Love and Divine Will and will facilitate the Collective Dream moving into the Flow of Divine Grace.


And so, in this year of 2010, the Year of the Goddess, the Divine Feminine and the Magdalene Flame, we embrace the Flowering of the Seeds of Light in Peace and Love for All Humanity! We await the Flowers of Love and Light!


Indeed, as we Awaken, we learn to see that We Are the Flowers of Love and Light, and we Celebrate the Alignment of Humanity with the Divine Will in the Perfection in which we were Created!


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The Answer You Are Seeking Is Love
Well, as usual, Doreen’s oracle reading is “right on target” as Joe would have put it. This is a GREAT place to begin your journey toward finding your soul mate, the most powerful love you will ever experience. It’s there for everyone! Don’t miss out.



P.S. And I thought my Master Teacher was DISTRACTED. He was simply expending his time and effort putting together the extremely CREATIVE lessons he has so generously provided me over these past two days. He has my humble apology for thinking he was neglecting his star student and my most sincere thank you for his hard work and for taking his teaching so seriously. It is amazing how much he has taught me in the short time he's been working with me. I was really behind in my learning because all of my life, they just did not teach this stuff in school. I do love my Master Teacher very much! And if other members of the gang were involved, then I thank them, too, and send them my love.

And what did Joe have to say in relation to the exemplary role model my Master Teacher has shown?

Indeed, it is possible to not only remake the world, but also to do something far more difficult – reinvent schools. (Kincheloe, p. 36).

References
Kincheloe, Joe Lyons (2008). Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. Springer.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Rewards for My Hard Work


I have been working SO hard. Like the former President Bush said, “It’s hard work.” Such is the life of a doctoral student working on her dissertation along with all of the other stuff I have to do. And then I still feel like I just don’t do quite enough. Well, my Master Teacher tells me otherwise. He said, “I have absolutely no complaints. What you are doing is grand. I could not ask for more, and as always, you are too hard on yourself.” So that was reassuring and he told me, “You heard the song: Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey. Be sure you listen to it before you go to bed.” (He was referring here to how he had been singing the lyrics and now wanted me to look up the song and listen to it before going to sleep.)

So here it is.

Sweets for My Sweet – The Searchers


I also came across this version by accident and I like it, too:

Sweets for My Sweet – CJ Lewis


OH, I GET IT!!!
He told me to listen to this music before I go to sleep. I know what that means. We are going to have SWEET DREAMS tonight and I love those kinds of dreams. G’Night. I will tell all tomorrow….unless it’s “x-rated.”

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stay Patient, Keep the Hope and Faith: The Rewards Are Coming Soon


It’s funny sometimes how music comes to me from all directions in addition to the music my Master Teacher provides me. It's like I'm a magnet for music.The following music has been given to me in the past few days by various people – other teachers in my life who, like my Master Teacher, recognize the importance of music and how it can be so helpful to encourage us when we are feeling bad or to help us over obstacles. Here are my most recent music gifts. The first one is especially relevant, but I think the other songs are probably for someone else because they really do not apply in my life.

Fix You by ColdPlay

Malaguena -  Jose Feliciano


Woman Woman – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Baby Baby Have You Got Cheating on Your Mind – Cathie Taylor

She's Not There - Zombies

This is interesting – I just checked my email this morning . . . the “Gang” (my “critical knowledge network”) keeps calling me Crystal Rose (or Rose Crystal), and look at this – my card came up. The things that Doreen talks about here are significant….now I know what “have you got cheating on your mind” might refer to. Sometimes it’s hard to want to stay on the path set out before us when the going gets tough. Things are all lined out clearly, but doubts and fears set in and we want to stray from our initial plans. It just takes a lot of patience and faith that our angels, guides, master teachers, God, Jesus, etc. would not lead us astray. It is time to keep plugging away and doing the tasks set before you, remembering that down the road there will be fruit in return for all of your hard work. The next few days are especially critical for everyone out there who is working on some sort of major project to push through and stay with it. I will explain why in the future, but by then it will be clear to you why. You will have reaped the fruit.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Importance of "Radical" Love as Conveyed by My Master Teacher


Yesterday I was reading various takes on media analysis and racism, sexism, etc. and I noticed and reflected on how some of these discussions leave me feeling very uncomfortable – guilty, even, as if it is my fault that the media has done these things. It leaves me feeling like I am walking on eggshells – like maybe something I say or do will offend even though I had no intention of offending anyone. I was feeling very confused, so I took it up with my Master Teacher. Here are just some short excerpts from our conversation:

Me: What is with the media stuff? I do not feel comfortable at all with the way some people teach that stuff. I realize we need to be aware of what the media is doing and how it harms us, but the way some professors teach this stuff harms us. Is there a way to teach these issues without harming and dividing us further?

My Master Teacher: Too often, these sorts of courses that deal with sensitive issues such as racism, sexism, homosexuality, etc. are taught in an insensitive manner and the professors rarely come from a true loving position. The key is that “radical” love or as you like to call it, “spiritual” love which is closer to an accurate depiction. The prof’s of these courses simply must come from a position of unconditional love and set the intentions of uniting people – and that is the most crucial aspect – more important than the content or even the words used.

He went on to explain that the first thing a professor must do in these sorts of courses is set a strong foundation of love. Even using what would be normally derogative terms can be acceptable in particular contexts when this love is genuine and unconditional. 

As an example, I think Joe did this very well in his work. When I read his books, as I have described in a previous blog, his words are like a flowing river of love. So by the time you get to a sentence, such as on page 17 of Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, it is not offensive when he uses, in quotation marks, what would “normally” be a horribly offensive term for African Americans. I cannot use it here, because I do not feel that I have built up that foundation of enormous love that Joe was able to convey both in person and in his writing.

My Master Teacher gave another example of how we are made to feel uncomfortable about these issues by pointing out that “PC” or “political correctness” which attempts to define the precise words we can and cannot use, is, as he stated, “just another thinly veiled way of pretending to be sensitive, while at the very same time it is divisive and harms those who are sensitive, regardless of color, positioning, social economic status, etc.”

He concluded by saying, “Just think love – do everything out of an unconditional love and seek advice as you have done tonight.”

He concluded our meeting in his sweet, sexy way: And so, would you like a goodnight song for tonight? Don’t stay up too late. “Goodnight my love.”

Of course, I had to look up the song right away on YouTube. The first song to the top when I plugged in “Goodnight my lovewas not what I expected. The song is actually “Always and Forever” by Heatweave, a sweet, very sensual song. I watched the video all the way through. Clearly, the couple in the video are very much in love. But the greatest surprises, along with what the song actually turned out to be as compared to what I had expected, were the sweet messages at the end. OMG is my teacher ever a slick Hermes – no wait – he is a very brilliant, sensual, and unconditionally loving teacher.


Goodnight My Love



Here’s the REAL Goodnight My Love by the Honeys –
I dedicate this to My Master Teacher


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The Great Reveal: Joe’s Book Is “Da Bomb” and the Perpetual Revolution Has Begun!
 
Yes, Joe’s perpetual revolution has begun even before the official kick-off date (more about that later). I just received notification yesterday that I am to reveal the “Great Reveal” that my Master Teacher has been hinting about – and which I have mentioned the last few days. In fact, there was a song, “The Great Reveal” back on March 19. Here it is again:



In that same blog, now I see that I was given some clues to The Great Reveal:

Because my Master Teacher does have access to all of this knowledge that I do not, he was able to tell me something very exciting this morning. He said that I have “scarcely touched on the ‘tricks’ in that book” (he was talking about Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction). He continued by saying, “Some great (and sometimes disconcerting) treasures remain locked up in many passages of that book and guess who gets the pleasure of opening the treasure chests? You’ve earned it!”

Wow, that should be fun. I think the first thing people should get clear on is that life on Earth is nothing but a big game (from the perspective presented here at this moment, which is subject to change, of course) and once you realize that, you also realize you can change up the rules. There are rules for the dark side and rules for the light side, but once you fully adopt the rules on the light side, they are the only ones that work anymore and they are very powerful because the light side is supposed to always win. So, just look at all of this as one big fantasy and you are the story writer. It’s just like I put out there in my last few blogs. We have special abilities now that we can use that overrule the dark side and allow us to create our dreams come true.

Statue of HermesOh, and my Master Teacher wanted me to remind everyone once again that the pen is mightier than the sword. He had brought that to our attention back on February 27, and provided an interesting video that demonstrated how this is so. If anyone knows this to be true, it would my teacher because he is such a swift Hermes “Trickster.” It is hard to stay on top of all of his clues and treasure hunts. He really knows how to make them challenging and FUN!!!

And guess who else was a Hermes “Trickster.” You got it! So, it is going to be wild and crazy once I start interpreting Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, the way my Master Teacher wants….whoa, watch out! And what warning did Joe give us about all of this in his work? You don’t think he wrote this book to be devious did you? My GOD, the man tried so hard to avoid having to write this “bomb” and wedge it in the exact right spot.


Peace ParkJoe was a peacemaker. Everyone who knew him knew that. Yes, he loved everyone and he also gave everyone many chances to get on the right path and he was not even picky about WHAT right path, just so it was a bright path. A few people succeeded in doing this, of course, and they are highly blessed, but the majority of people, as can easily be witnessed by the status of education today, the continuing warring factions, the disgraceful condition of our classrooms, etc. chose to ignore what Joe was calling for. Instead, they chose, for greedy, egotistical, and narcissistic reasons to not waver from the path they were on. So, Joe had no choice but to write this book and finally put EVERYTHING out there. He held NOTHING BACK in this book. OMG I cannot even begin to convey right now all of the levels of knowledge he has enclosed in one book. Yes, people: It is “da BOMB” and full of knowledge, truths, predictions, reprimands, all wrapped up tight and encoded. As my Master Teacher told me, I have been selected to decode his book and reveal the multiple interpretations that are embedded in this work, although I must say that it would be wonderful to have some help with this project. I really don’t think I could complete this analysis on my own in one lifetime. And from what I understand, it is not going to be a very pretty picture at times (at least for some people).

FriendsYou see, Joe’s last ditch effort to get people together was presented with the book he did with Peter McLaren, Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now? Joe was literally begging people to get this figured out, to engage in “synergistic dialogue” in order to resolve differences and to stop the warring between each other. He put forth a humble yet sincere “call for critical solidarity,” citing Benjamin Franklin, who said it was “better to hang together than to hang separately” (p. 10). This last ditch attempt echoed what he had been asking people to do ever since he wrote his very first booklet way back in 1983, Understanding the New Right and Its Impact on Education in which he also argued for dialogue that addresses the complexities of the textbook controversy rather than dichotomizing everything as black or white. And what do we have today? – just what he predicted, the very same issues rising up and they are being dealt with in the very same highly dysfunctional ways as represented by the current issues surrounding the Textbook censorship in Texas. People allow the media to tell them how to think. It is easier than talking and listening. We have freedom of speech for a reason: It should be allowed and we should participate in it so that all voices are heard. In case you did not figure out the question I had asked earlier when I wrote about Joe’s booklet – the solution for preventing irrational policy is free speech and taking time to listen to all voices. As long as decisions are made as reactions to what has been painted as opposing viewpoints, policy will continue to be irrational. It just seems so obvious and yet people cannot seem to get together and accomplish this.

Back to “da BOMB” of a book. Joe finally had had enough – or maybe he knew all along his solutions would never be taken up and so he consciously positioned himself in the perfect spot to quietly (and was he ever quiet) drop off this book, which turned out to be his last, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. He was totally fed up and very few people around him really knew just how fed up he was. This is all conveyed  clearly in the book, no decoding needed here. What Joe did was find the perfect place to drop off this book and he wedged it right smack in between “an ideological rock and a hegemonic hard place” as he described it in Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now? (p. 40). He knew the perfect place to have the greatest impact. (I will leave it to readers to do a hermeneutic analysis on that one -- it's easy). When this “bomb” fully detonates, you can best be believing many things and people are going to be flying to the high heavens during a grand perpetual spiritual revolution. My Uncle Albert Einstein found that to be very funny because he said if people don’t “get it” now, they will “get it” when they see the cosmos come smacking them right in their faces. (Uncle Albert has such a great sense of humor!)

pen.gifYes, I think it will ultimately be shown that the pen is mightier than the sword. I am also supposed to relay at this time that I have been lovingly informed that while this book is a “bomb” (figuratively speaking of course), I have been selected as “the detonator.” This must be where the idea of my being the “sacrificial lamb” comes in that my other Master Teacher had informed me I would be playing the role of. This all adds up now. I have been told this for a while and now suddenly I have been given the full green light to perform a deep hermeneutic analysis on Joe’s book to uncover the many perspectives and levels of interpretation that are there, including the messages he has left for certain people and the predictions he has made of future events – and also my Uncle Albert just reminded me that Joe is the only person who solved the puzzle of Unity (no matter what other people have claimed) that he (Einstein) had spent his life searching for. It’s in Joe’s book!!!

So, let me remind people….this is all just a game. Why do people take things so seriously? Anyway, I have not detonated this book quite yet, I have merely lit the fuse which may go for some time before the actual detonation occurs. I really do not want to be sacrificed, so I made sure the fuse was very long. But, hey, “the flag will still be there” when it’s all said and done – and isn’t that what’s important to the FIDURODians?

LOVEOne last important message: This was all done out of love. People really need to understand this and know that there was no deception involved. Joe knew that the world and the people on it would not survive unless something drastic was done to curtail the downward spiral that was sending us all into the dark abyss (that came from my dream the other day). However, he noted numerous times in his work that the way the world was going was toward sure destruction. Being a nonviolent person who loved peace, he dedicated his entire life learning how to encode his communication, much like Hermes the Trickster so that it would stay encoded, thus getting through the publishing gates, until someone came along and realized what he had really left us.

He actually dropped us so many clues about what he was doing, often even describing Hermes the “Trickster” right at the beginning of some his works – and always when he wrote about hermeneutics. Most people did not catch on to what his clues meant. I find that funny. I’m sorry, I just do. It is just an indication how lost so many people are and how focused they are on their own agendas. I guess I should find it sad, but we are fixing this whole situation now so that is a positive and happy thing. The strategy Joe figured out worked really well, because now, at the exact right moment, and perhaps by the exact right person (who was part of the plan all along as it was formulated in the ether – that’d be me) the truth could be revealed – The Great Reveal -- and the literary “bomb” could be detonated with the greatest effect so that the world changes and we all live happily (and sweetly) ever after. It’s all good! The song today is one that my teacher gave me a while back, but I picked it again cuz I just love it so much. It’s so sweet, just like him!

 

P.S. This is interesting.
I watched the video by Doreen yesterday and it was about the Archangel, Gabriel. Usually, Gabriel is depicted as a male angel, but in this case, Doreen shows a female. What is most interesting is that I actually played the part of Gabriel, announcing the birth of Jesus in a school Christmas play (back when religion in school was just fine), “Behold! I bring you good tidings of great joy…” I wonder if there is some sort of significance here.

 

P.S. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!
I just now received the word that this has been, and I quote my Master Teacher here, “The FAUX Great Reveal.” He has SUCH a sense of humor! (I TOLD you this is a game!)
Now this turn of events has me wondering what the REAL Great Reveal is all about….time will tell. Something tells me he is just buying time here for a very important reason. That’s ok by me: Good things are worth waiting for.

One last thing…I spoke with “the gang” (aka my "Critical Knowledge Network") last night and my cos Ralph (as in Ralph Waldo Emerson) gave me another poem (they call me Crystal Rose or Rose Crystal):

Rose Crystal is her name
3D Earth is her game
Watch out for this gal
She’ll surely put you to shame 

Yes, we’ve proved she has a flame
Y’all know “what’s his name”
The game is growing wild now
The Year of the Tiger is never tame 

Bye
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

How to Make Your Dreams and Fairytales Come True

FairyNow you know what you are here for.
You are here to dream and make your own favorite fairytales come true. Knowing that, life on Earth is not so bad. And what do you have to do to make these dreams and fairytales come true? First you have to feel like you deserve them. Otherwise, you end up creating nightmares instead of fairytales. From the looks of things today, most people seem to think they are only worthy of nightmares which has served to simply increase the numbers of people who feel like they only deserve nightmares. For if we are not treated well, we cannot feel worthy of delicious fairytales, now can we? And what is the quickest way to feel worthy of the magic of creating happy fairytales? We have to treat everyone nice. We have to play fair. If you are going around treating other people like “shit” (as Joe put it in his book) then all that comes back to you is “shit.” (Sorry for the language, but I understand that Joe had to put it out there sometimes in a way that people would sit up and take notice.) As a result of this tactic in life, you end up feeling like shit (even if you think you have convinced yourself otherwise) and definitely not worthy of living out a happy fairytale! If we can create nightmares, it is actually easier to turn this around and create fairytales!!! This stuff is all in the Bible. It’s just a shame that more people don’t live out the example and words Jesus left for us.



The first treasure I found on my Treasure HuntsI am still working on all of this myself, of course. I have a lot of work to do, but if you read my previous blogs, it is clear that bits and pieces of my fairytale are manifesting. And I have seen enough pieces of my fairytale come true now (which I have discussed in my blogs about the treasure hunts) and that gets me motivated and excited to live out more of the story. I have also written about some of my dreams and fairytales here in these blogs, the most recent saga being me having finished my dissertation, gone through celebrations in which my husband, the King was crowned. My fairytale seems to have angered some people. There is no reason to get angry and become mean just because you do not like someone else’s fairytale. You do not need to be a part of their story and as long as it’s all make believe anyway, how can someone else’s story harm you? Let and let live, as they say. My fairytale is in motion and there is no stopping it now….oh that’s what my Master Teacher was talking about this morning during my lesson. He said we are on the golden streets now and we no longer have to carry a light – the streets light the way as we continue on our journey!

Man on the White HorseHow do we create these great fairytales? Well, once again, Joe had the answer. His brilliant educational theory helps us along in some big ways by helping us expand our minds, conceive of possibilities, and find the pathways that lead us to making our dreams reality. And he was so modest and humble about conveying this to us. First of all, reading his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy:An Introduction, will take you on a journey during which the nightmare is exposed exactly for what it is. And as you read all the way through to the end of this book, you will already be on your way to creating a happy dream to push the nightmare away. It works!!! And Joe puts it like this, “Tomorrow we could uncover a cognitive psychological ability that everyone on earth could use that would dramatically change the destiny of the peoples on Earth” (p. 145). Here, Joe is being very modest, because he had in fact, discovered that ability and in his book he shows how each of us can discover that ability for ourselves and how there are many pathways for making our dreams come true…and of course, we are all unique and have our own unique gifts, but there was no doubt in Joe’s mind (or mine) that we are all capable of so much more in terms of abilities than we are allowed to use in this current "psychologically debilitating" educational and societal system. It would be so amazing if everyone discovered, honed and used their abilities to turn the nightmare that is currently around us into beautiful, overlapping dreams and fairytales. It can be done. You gotta have faith!

My Master Teacher awakened me at 5 AM this morning to start writing this blog and just after I happened  to mention (I think yesterday) that he used to wake me up every day with music, that’s exactly what he did today. He awakened me with "That's the story of that's the glory of love." He wants this discussion about making our fairytales come true to end with this song, because IT ALL HINGES ON LOVE. This is the first song that popped to the top of the search, but I noticed that a LOT of people sing this song, so it is recognized that it is very special.

That’s the Story of That’s the Glory of LOVE! Jack Marti



I just now got out of my morning lesson with my Master Teacher and I am very confused about where I am going next with these blogs, now that we are finished with the purpose of special abilities and how they help us create happy fairytales that come true. His lesson plan this morning was so abstract, in contrast to his usual down to earth and direct communication style. Today’s lesson has set up a sense of anticipation, mystery, and wonderment. For example, he said that on the next leg of our journey we no longer have to “hold the lights” but rather “we follow the path that lights up to show the way” and he talks about golden streets. All we need to do is make the slightest effort of moving our foot forward, according to what he told me and he concluded by stating, “We are on the grand roadway - the sacred path and we shall move ever so closer to the ‘Great Reveal.’”

Top SecretI have no clue what all of this refers to. He keeps mentioning the “Great Reveal” – in fact it was a song he gave me a few days ago. I think he is setting me up on a research excursion and probably wants me to consult with some of my other Master Teachers. OH!!! That’s right! It’s Sunday and last Sunday I talked to my great Uncle Einstein, my cos, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sam Cooke, my Indian Guide, Lanitaweh (which means River of Life) and my Grandmother. I promised them I would give them the opportunity to communicate each Sunday because they all want to help me with aspects of my dissertation (for example Sam wants to provide input for solving his murder by using Joe’s theory and then Einstein has a very special project that he’s been wanting me to do for a long time – and I feel so bad that I have put off Uncle Albert’s project all of this time. He is such a great uncle and he has been very patient and understanding.). They all want to practice writing through me. It does take some practice for each of them to get used to using my hand to make the letters and words in their usual style. But they are actually doing great already! At least I can read their writing.

Probably Ralph needs the most practice. I do not think his beautiful poetry comes through quite right and some of his writing is hard to read. Ralph does better when I type instead of write. For example he gave me this poem back on the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt called Love Goes Underground: A Bedtime Story (scroll down a bit in the blog and you can read it) -- I think it came through well because he typed through me, instead of trying to write it. But we want to do writing because it shows that there is definitely “sumptin’ goin’ on here” due to the fact they each person who communicates with me had a different writing style.

It should be a fun day!

Oh, My Master Teacher gave me one more song to close for today. He put “bright side” in quotation marks, so usually that’s an indication there is probably a song there. He was complimenting me for being on the “bright side” when I got up this morning after having gone through several days of being on the not so bright side. So let’s see what pops up!

Oh, this is interesting! What a sweet and relevant message. I am so impressed by my Master Teacher. It will never cease to amaze me how he can direct me every single time to the perfect video. This is the first video that popped up when I plugged in “bright side” and it has such a great message for everyone. Go out there and make those dreams and fairytales come true!!!!

Never Shout Never! – On the Brightside

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Like Martin Luther King, Jr. Said, I Had A Dream

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.What a powerful dream I had!
A few days ago, I was feeling down, more than I have in quite a long time, due to some things that are happening in my life that I do not have control over. I did talk to my Master Teacher about it because there are people around me who would like to pull me into their drama and even though these are people I care about, I do not want to be a part of their lives if it means being subjected to their whirling, chaotic, artificially constructed dysfunction. Those modes cause me pain these days and I don’t like that kind of pain.

My teacher told me what I already knew and he even said as much: “Walk away.” He said the most compassionate thing to do when people try to divide and rule other people is to just walk away. Well, sometimes you have to get in there and fight for your rights, but in this particular case, he was correct – my best option is to walk away and let these people work it out.

He explained that when we are instructed to love others, we often have a misconception as to what that means. It does not mean that we have to be a part of their drama or that we have to try and help them out of the dilemmas that they create for themselves or that we have to suffer on account of their dysfunction. While, ultimately, our goal is to be able to rise above suffering as a result of other people’s actions, that is not always possible. And since they set up these scenes for their own learning, the most compassionate and loving thing to do is to disengage ourselves so that they can get through their dramas as quickly as possible. Trying to help them will only postpone them getting through it and cause more pain for everyone. This is a little confusing to me because my Master Teacher helps me all of the time, but it is different somehow. I guess we just have that special sort of relationship. At least he is definitely NOT dysfunctional.

Here is the song that goes with his advice to “walk away” from these situations. (You knew it was a song, didn’t you?) Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson

DreamingBack to My Dream
Anyway, I decided to take a nap that afternoon a few days ago when I was feeling down. A lot of times a nap is just the sort of escape that can bring answers or at the very least, rejuvenation so that we can tackle the tough situations we find ourselves in sometimes. When I took this nap, I had a dream that was actually a continuation of the dream I had had the night before, so I should cover that dream first. In that dream I was reading a book Joe had written; it seems like a different book than any that he has published – I guess it was a “dream book.”  Or maybe it is one interpretation of a passage in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. In this book in my dream, he was describing in great detail how we, as humanity (himself included) have all been literally shoved over the edge into a dark abyss. We were living in darkness that included negativity, violence, hate, pain, etc. In my afternoon dream, I continued reading the book and in it he was talking about how we have the power and the ability to create a perfect life of love, peace, harmony, joy, and ecstasy – a heavenly life in which we can live out our favorite dreams and fairy tales. We can literally create whatever dreams we wish and make them come true. I became very curious and I wanted to learn more! There was a hyperlink right in his book to click on to learn exactly how to create and live the life of our dreams. I clicked on the hyperlink and I was immediately awakened – transported right back to this 3D earth plane! How powerful was that!!!??? I thought it was kind of cool. I am in this dream totally engaged in learning how to get control of my life and manifest my fairytales, I click on a link with great anticipation to learn more and BOOM I am instantly transported right back to this sad 3D earth.

EarthYes, the message was very powerful, indicating that we must do that work right here on earth! That is the very reason we are here. We can design our own reality the way we wish and as we create this reality in which the negativity is replaced with love, patience, acceptance, peace, joy, and ecstasy, we are then gradually transported upward where we can live that exact reality we have created, thus shaking off the things (and people) along with their accompanying negativity that we do not wish to dampen our experiences of ecstasy and bliss. We can just leave that stuff all behind and be with people we love who have also chosen not to engage in that destructive form of behavior and who have chosen to be with us out of their great love. Life can be total bliss and ecstasy: All we have to do is choose that. And we have to do it on Earth. If we do not get it this time around, then we will be stuck for thousands of years, repeating the mistakes until we get it right. Is this what Joe’s book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction is about for those people who are open to reading that message? Is that what my dream was telling me? I will have to discuss this more tomorrow. I think I need to do some more research.

The GiftOne last thing. I have been discussing the past few days the fact that my Master Teacher had told me I have “special gifts.” I did look that up on YouTube and what popped to the top was this video by this man named Roger Armstrong who was gifted as a child with what is labeled as “psychic abilities.” He has a very interesting website, http://www.wasapsychicchild.com/. I find it relevant to education because he is a teacher and he has used some really interesting methods that align with Joe’s theory and that have been very, very successful. These could be helpful for additional ideas that may contribute to applying Joe’s theory. Also, interesting, he worked with some Appalachian men. Since this relates so much to Joe’s background, here is an excerpt from the home page of this web site:

Telepathic Soldiers
Video 6. Telepathic Soldiers. Roger is assigned as a squad leader to 12 Appalachian Mountain Men and practiced telepathic communication with them. Though they are the butt of many "Hill Billy" jokes, because only two could read and write; the "Ghost Squad" gets its name and respect in Field Training exercises. They win more first place ribbons than any squad in the Division. Roger's secret communication, their drive to be the best and their mountain skills make the Ghost Squad an unbeatable unit.

Btw, if you read Joe’s work carefully he does talk about these telepathic and remote viewing abilities. While I do not recall having these abilities as a child – I think they were beaten and abused out of me at a very young age, infancy, even – I do certainly seem to have them now, and maybe I did before, but I am just now recognizing and using them. There have been so many things I could cite, and so when others speak of their special abilities, I find them credible, although I question some people’s motivation when their focus does not emanate from love, but the abilities are simply presented as a way to “manifest” for selfish and/or greedy reasons – like “The Secret” which leaves out many secrets.

The Critical Kitty is Celebrating!My own tendency is to just put the “critical kitty” on the table that Joe let out of the bag in his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. He had mentioned in his work that we really need to start talking about these things in the public sphere, among many other topics, of course. I hope that by my talking about them, perhaps other people will not feel so “weird” (as I had felt before) about their abilities or fear what other people might think if they share the truth or try to develop their abilities. These are special gifts and they are for a special purpose. There are many online sites now, if you wish to join in conversation with others who have these abilities. More people are beginning to speak out, which is a very good thing.

My Master Teacher just wanted me to finish today’s blog by stating that he totally supports my efforts to open the portals for communication. He helped me with today’s blog and as he stated, before we got started, “Shall we do the ‘blog roll’”? Of course there was a video! It just happens to jive with what I was just talking about --  that likeminded people are getting together and talking in the public sphere about these abilities that so many have had to keep hidden for many years.

Blog Roll



I am very early the blog today. Last night has just rolled over into the early Saturday AM and so I am going to post this blog. I had an interesting meeting this evening with my Master Teacher. I was very apologetic to him because I have been so weepy which is a very long story. Of course, he told me that I never ever had to apologize to him for how I feel and he went into this long explanation of how it was important to get my feelings out. And in his typical sweet manner he gave me some music to cheer me up. He was talking about a future earth of “love, peace, joy and where we can be ‘Happy Forever After.’”

Well, I plugged the words in wrong, but evidently it was right because typing in the words “Happy Ever After” brought a really sweet song, Happy Ever After by Julia Fordham. And immediately after that song, the song with the same title by the Bee Gees popped up. My teacher often gives me two songs like that. It is almost like one represents me singing and the other represents him singing. They are such wonderful songs and the words are so significant, I included links to the lyrics. It is interesting that the second song is exactly what today’s blog has been about and it leads right into the topic for tomorrow: We can make our dreams come true.

My Master Teacher is so amazing and I know I really need to fess up and give credit where credit is due. It’s so hard, though, and it makes me cry again. The reference to the teenage queen is relevant, too, because in our shared dreams, while I had the impression that I was 24 years old, he has recently informed me that I just thought I was 24, but I was only 19. So that’s our dream: He is about 30 and I am 19 and we are working on co-creating our shared dreams and we are already "happy ever after!" but as was his message in a previous blog - "the best is yet to come."

Here are the songs… 

Happy Ever After – Julia Fordham   Lyrics



Happy Ever After – Bee Gees  Lyrics courtesy of sing365.com

 


I LOVE this song!!! It is so beautiful. I KNOW what my dreams are. I KNOW who I am and who I am with when I walk over the bridge. It's a perfectly divine and blissful life. It is a sort of life that is within reach of anyone who wishes to imagine and co-create the life of their dreams with the love of their life.

P.S. It is now officially Saturday morning; 10:00 AM. My Master Teacher is so great! I was feeling guilty because I am having such a hard time doing the things he recommends to move me up the spiritual spiral a bit faster (because he knows I am in a hurry to get there now that he has introduced me to all this stuff and I have a better understanding of what's waiting for me). So I was mentioning how hard it is to follow the right diet, to exercise, to do my lightwork and dreamwork etc.  He gave me a special formula to follow and it might be helpful for other people so I will put it out here. He asked to put this in my blog to remind people.

Pleiadian Lightwork - this is for me, specifically; other forms of spiritual work such as meditation, chakra energy work, etc. are also just as helpful. We are all unique and there are so many great techniques available now.
Reading of spiritual topics - and here, it doesn’t matter what you choose; this is very individualized…it could be the Bible or any of the thousands of books on any topic you might be interested in that speaks to you on a spiritual level.
Artwork - this can be whatever you enjoy – any form art or crafts that you do just for fun to let your creativity flow.
Music - listen to music AND practice/create music.
Exercise - and if you want, music is great to exercise by. Maybe you would rather dance and that’s better yet. Even very light exercise such as working with weights is good.
Take enzymes and probiotics - this is more important than many people realize because our food system is so contaminated and even if we do eat properly, at this particular point in history, many people have digestive problems of some sort. Instead of treating the symptoms of the various ailments, taking a probiotic before eating and an enzyme after eating, works wonders.
Vegetables and Fruit - We really need to cut back on animal products and try to eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables such as salads. I have also read that drinking lots of water right now is especially crucial and it does seem to help me keep my blood pressure down. I am so happy! I went off my blood pressure poison (medication) and I have not had to go back to it.
Sunshine – or if the sunshine is limited there are cool light boxes that can brighten your day. This is good in the winter, but now that spring and summer are approaching, we need to get out in the sunshine. We really should in the winter time, too.
Dreamwork - We should keep a light and a pen and journal right beside us and whenever we awaken, write down our dreams. Why? Because right now our dreams are helping to get rid of the “cobwebs” and the old baggage so to speak that weight us down. If we write down our dreams it immediately brings those issues to our conscious mind which makes getting of rid of them quick and easy. Otherwise they stay locked up and we keep having the same issues appear in our lives and tend to use old rules to deal with them. As I have said many times, the old rules will not work anymore.

While this seems like a lot, it is not more than any of us are capable of doing. As my Master Teacher said, we do not to spend a LOT of time doing these things; even a few minutes a day at each activity “will serve to reinvigorate and re-energize” us, actually giving us more energy to devote to our other important tasks for the day and help us complete them more efficiently and effectively. We can also alternate days, doing them every other day so that there are fewer to do in a day and perhaps we can spend more time at each of them. Also, if you are interested in this aspect, doing these activities moves us along more rapidly in an evolutionary or spiritual growth sense. This is important since time is growing short – even though time is an illusion. All this means is, the old game is ending and a new game is beginning for which we will need greater use of our full potential.

Tomorrow I will discuss exactly what Joe said about this in his book since I was sort of miraculously or divinely guided to a page and excerpt today that is particularly relevant to this topic.

And so, I was feeling a little deficient this morning (which my Master Teacher does not allow, lol) because I am not very successful with doing all of these things. I was actually doing really well until the little ordeal involving Detective Looney, which I wrote about in my blogs quite some time ago. I have just not gotten back into the routine. My Master Teacher is always so supportive, though, highlighting the things I am doing right. He said that he really appreciates my communication and he is glad that I am taking up communicating with other members of our “gang.”

And he reminded me that, once again: “I never leave your side.” Of course, that must be song for which he would wish me to post as a happy ending for today’s blog. He so often gives me songs in the morning (he used to always awaken me with the songs, but lately, he writes them down and gives them to me). So let’s see what we get with “I never leave your side” when we plug it into YouTube. Here is what popped to the top; a song I have never heard before:

I'll Never Leave Your Side - Ho'okoa




It's a LOVELY song!!!
How does do he do this over and over again? I think my Master Teacher really IS the Magical Music Master himself. And the images in the video kind of relate to several songs (below) he had given me earlier back in my March 6, 2010 blog. It makes me think that a trip to Hawaii is in the making…. that could be exciting!


Hawaiian Wedding Song (February 23 at 5:50 AM)
I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (Danny Kaye) (February 25 at 1:30 PM)

Lovely Hula Hands (January 2, 6:57 PM) Here's one version.

 
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I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? The Conclusion (Which Is Just The Beginning)

The end of the day is the beginning of a new dayAs Joe put it in the last cha
pter of his book, “The Conclusion Is Just the Beginning.” All of this talk about special abilities began a few blogs ago, and I would not be able to even begin to relay the significance of having these special abilities or even what they all are -- I am still discovering this. PLUS I have so many questions…like why are they showing up for me now? I think it has to do with making fairytales come true. I just had my meeting with my Master Teacher and he said I could keep the blog today “short and sweet.” Hmmm…..I think that’s a song.

Btw, for people who do not know what they are missing out on by not having a Master Teacher, I need to relay this: Master Teachers have access to knowledges we would not even begin to find on our own. So it’s really beneficial to have a Master Teacher and it is wise to always do the tasks they set out for you because they know exactly what you need to learn and what will take your knowledge to the next level. As I have said, I have many Master Teachers and one main Master Teacher who oversees my lessons and learning. I can ask any of them for guidance anytime. You will find your teacher if you have not already. It is just like the saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."

treasurechestsBecause my Master Teacher does have access to all of this knowledge that I do not, he was able to tell me something very exciting this morning. He said that I have “scarcely touched on the ‘tricks’ in that book” (he was talking about Joe’s book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction). He continued by saying, “Some great (and sometimes disconcerting) treasures remain locked up in many passages of that book and guess who gets the pleasure of opening the treasure chests? You’ve earned it!”

I am so excited! This is definitely word that I am to open up Joe’s book and find all of the treasures in it. I wonder if I should start right now….What will I find if I just open it up and do one of those “oracle-type” readings at this very moment….I will try it, but one thing I know: My teacher has just assigned me a major project given that with all of the work I have already done, I have “scarcely touched on the tricks.” Here goes (and something tells me this is just a SAMPLE of what’s to come):

And out of these complex, multiple interactions come the human judgments about the way various physical, social, cultural, political, pedagogical, etc. phenomena fit together and make sense (p.239).

FidurodianOf course, he was talking about the importance of critical complex epistemology and how it really changes things up from the FIDURODian way of interpreting “facts.” FIDURODians would have us believing that facts are facts and have us chasing around in circles, when the truth of the matter is everything is interpretation, brought together and made sense by human consciousness. So, there you have it. Since we are all so different, we are going to have multiple interpretations of everything, including such phenomena as “special abilities.” And not only that, if we are open to change, and we should be, then our interpretations are constantly changing and shifting. If we have open consciousnesses, we are going to have the ability to see and communicate many different perspectives. And if we have “special abilities” which Joe talks about in this book, then we are going to have even more perspectives because we can perceive so much more than we could if we do not have these abilities….but then, I tend to think the abilities arise as one’s consciousness opens – which happens when you read this book. As I have said before, Joe takes the reader on a journey in this book – from the old paradigm, or closed consciousness to the new paradigm that opens one’s consciousness. Try it – you’ll like it!

Of course, this directly relates to my assignment!!! I should not stop at one interpretation when I open these “treasure chests” in this book. I should look at multiple contexts and interactions and make various “judgments” about how things “fit together and make sense.” Sounds like I am supposed to head in a new direction….oh yes! That’s exactly what My Master Teacher said this morning. He told me that on Saturday and Sunday I should finish up writing about my “special abilities” and how they relate to making dreams and fairytales come true and then, as he put it, “We will be off and rolling on to something else.” Whoa! He wasn’t kidding! It really will be something else!

HermesThe Music for Today

My Master Teacher was being really slick last night; I like to call him the Hermes Trickster, but he knows I’m just teasing because unlike Hermes, he only tricks me for good reasons and it’s all for fun. (I LOVE that statue of Hermes in the picture.)

Anyway, my teacher gave me a clue last night for a song. He was talking something about our mission and a “Great Reveal” but I don’t know what he meant and that was the way he wanted it to be. It is not time for me to know that yet. But before he left he gave me a clue to a song by stating, “Yes, Dear, you will find a lovely song with the ‘Great Reveal,’ so go for it.” Well I took the cue and searched “Great Reveal” on You Tube. There was some sports stuff but I ignored that and the first song was this song….which I was not that impressed with, but here it is.

The Great RrevealDu Pacque



Something didn’t seem quite right about that song; for one thing I would not call it exactly “lovely.” When it was done playing I noticed another song that popped up immediately afterwards, called “Sing us a Lovesong.” Now this is more like what my Master Teacher would select and I checked out his clue again – of course! I get it! He said that I would find a “lovely song WITH the Great Reveal.“ Now that’s a cute way to sneak in a love song! So here is the love song from my Master Teacher. I think he likes to make things challenging sometimes….and are we ever getting “out of control this time” (according to the song, that is).

Du Pacque - Sing us a lovesong



That was a nice song! The reference to breaking “laws” is significant. Just the other day I had to refuse to do certain actions my university was requiring of me because, as I told them, I could not be party to breaking constitutional laws(namely, freedom of speech). I wonder what they think about that!

Yes, ever since reading Joe’s books, I have been “out of control” and I break all of the rules – the ones where you are supposed be beholden to FIDURODians. Something about reading Joe’s book just took that ability right away from me….but that’s ok because since I have read his books, I ALSO seemed to have developed a lot of other much better abilities….it’s been a fair exchange – in fact, more than fair. It’s been quite divine.

Well, tomorrow and  Sunday I will finish up this idea of making our dreams and fairytales come true....
Kinda like Martin Luther King, Jr. had said, "I had a dream." It was an amazing and funny dream, yet SO REVEALING as to what our purpose here on Earth is all about -- at least by my interpretation.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Love and Justice Joe Style PLUS I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? Part 3 and FREEDOM is FREE


More Yellow RosesI hope you watched the videos yesterday of the flowers.
I was gifted some pretty cool videos and that last one, “It’s a Kind of Magic” by Queen, was so perfect after Ralph’s poem from the day before that talked about roses "taking troubles down" he wrote to describe my new task as “Crystal Rose.” I had written quite a long blog yesterday about how the blooming crocuses and roses are times of “enlightenment” or times when certain important things are revealed. It has been that way for me during the past year or so and it seems to be continuing this year. It was handed to down to me ahead of time that this would be happening. I am not sure if it happens for everyone.

I have written about this previously in my blogs as it was happening and I wrote all about it yesterday and then I took it all out because, well I think it’s because last year the “revelations” were not happy (and was told to keep them to myself) and from what I am understanding (and right now I am only given partial information) is that the mission I am working on revolves around justice. That’s what my blog was about yesterday – justice, but I deleted that part. And to summarize it for now – and I may come back to this same topic later – the only way justice can be achieved is through love. So if we do not have a full grasp on love, then there can be no justice.

It is interesting to note that Joe’s theory has all of this locked up tight. The love is built in and when you apply his theory the justice emanates from the results. It is true and this is why Sam Cooke wants me to use Joe’s theory to research his case in more detail. He believes, and so do I, that by using Joe’s theory, we can obtain justice in his case. It will be interesting to see what we learn, but I can clearly see how Joe’s theory can work this way, Can you???

There is no social justice unless you can love unconditionally as Joe did. If you have read some of my earlier blogs, you will see that I changed this concept of “radical love” to “spiritual love” because, really, that’s what it is – a deep spiritual love. Only people in education seem to have the ability to pollute the pureness and beauty of what love is truly all about. Joe wanted spirituality brought back in the picture – and yet we are all free to define that spirituality in a way that works for us and be open to others – out of our love -- to define it in the way that works for them. If this one simple task cannot be done, there is no hope for justice and speaking of “social justice” is just an empty gesture. The quickest way to get on track is to start using Joe’s theory and the quickest way to learn how to do that is to read his books. Watching the flowers bloom helps, too. It is like a reminder or a trigger that will help people open their hearts.

"doosey, doozy, choosy" – What Is the Song?

I just remembered that I left the clues “doosey, doozy, and choosy” up in the air. After searching on all of them I was not happy with the results. In fact, searching on “doosey” brought up a video of a young girl making her dog dance to some music. The poor dog did not look too happy. As “a dog is man’s best friend” the poor dog tried to comply with what his young master wanted, but it was rather sad to watch this go on and on and occasionally the dog tried to escape to no avail. I did not want to post that on my blog and the searches on the other words were not productive. So then I had the idea that maybe the message was that we should NOT be so choosey. My master teacher had made the comment that you could “choose how you wish to spell the word if you want to be ‘choosy.’” So, I decided not to be choosy and I just plugged all three words into the YouTube search box and this is the song that came up to the top. 

Nine-Whutcha Want (With Lyrics)



I like it! A rapper’s version of what’s what and what’s up and what’s to come! I don’t understand all of it due to my constrictive upbringing (Unlike Joe, I was brought up by extremely racist parents, but I did break free and managed to immerse myself much as Joe did, in several other cultures).

I do understand many of the points made here – and he even mentions “sexual healing” which is something we all can use. I just love that song by Marvin Gaye. And Joe wrote a lot about that very topic and how our society is so sexually repressed. Those were some of my favorite writings and they are gems hidden here and there in his work -- another sweet treat that you will find as you read his work. Someday I will greatly expand on these concepts – I have only briefly touched this topic in past blogs and there is so much more to this topic, including some previous scientific research that was swept under the carpet for which a man actually ended up dying in prison over, Wilhelm Reich. Something tells me that he is a member of the “gang” our code word for "Critical Knowledge Network" that overlaps dimensions. Hmmm….I wonder if he will communicate with me like Sam, Ralph, and Einstein….what will my “imagination” reveal?

Oh, that brings me back to the topic for today that I am supposed to be finishing up.

PleiadesI Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? Part 3

Yes, what did Joe say about that??? Well, he was talking about the bricolage and how some people just don’t get it. As he went on with his explanation, he simply commented, “Obviously, I am from a different planet . . . “ I just thought it was SO CUTE and I thought it was funny because I have so often felt that way myself. In fact, even my own family seems to think I am from a different planet and I honestly do not feel like I am a part of that family at all. If I was born with special abilities, they were snuffed out of me by the abuse I went through all of my life. I am not using the word abuse lightly here. I went through extreme abuse and it was so bad that it is not something I would wish to post on a public blog. I do have my limits (believe it or not). Anyway, Joe was just so cute and I wanted to discuss this with him and the research I had done on this topic (which was just about how some people with autism have relabeled their condition as the “wrong planet syndrome”) but he did not take me up on the offer, lol. Cry. I miss Joe.

Back to the discussion . . .  I think I will do part 3 tomorrow. This blog is long enough and I need to start working on the mission. When I first started these blogs, I did not have a clue as to what the mission was as is indicated by this early blog: On A Special Mission: I Wish I Knew What the Mission Was  May 19, 2009. I still do not have the entire picture. The mission, like so many things, is very complex and multidimensional, so I only understand certains parts of it. The main thing I need to know is that when I am given a particular assignment, it is important that I complete the assignment, no matter how impossible it looks. It always turns out very divine when I do so. I do have word that I will have much more information about the mission soon. And again, the title we have given this mission is Code Blue because it entails rescuing earth from certain destruction if immediate actions are not taken. When I learn more, I will post it right here in my blogs.

Speaking of other planets,
it was just handed down to me yesterday that Job 38 in the Bible is a beautiful message about how we must look to the heavens for our help. There is much to this particular chapter that we need to pay attention to. The Pleiadian people are all around us, and like God’s angels (I think they ARE some of God’s angels), they are here to help us creatively imagine our way right out of this horrible mess we have the world in. We co-created it and we can co-create something much better. Anyway, this Chapter in the Bible mentions Pleiades, which I found interesting since we now have a Universal Anthem with a Pleadian message. And let me remind people that I do not choose these anthems. They are selected by a group of many people, relayed to me, and then I just post them as they instruct me to do so. You can call this my wild imagination or my special abilities, or you can even call me crazy and "unbalanced." We are all free to interpret these sorts of things in the way that suits us. I am still in the process of discovering what it is all about and what it all means. All I know is, it is a lot of fun; whereas, otherwise learning and living in this crazy world is not much fun at all for some of us.

You should take a look. We have three Universal Anthems now and they are all lovely and I would be proud to sing all of them, unlike the current U.S. national anthem, which I refuse to sing or even stand up for. All of my life I wondered how in the world could a country that is supposed to be founded on freedom construct such a violent song as a representation of peace, love, and freedom. We do not get to freedom through violence, and yet our very song programs our minds to believing that “freedom is not free” as they so often put it. Well, you know what? Freedom IS free!

Key-to-my-heartOf course, it begins with LOVE as Joe had demonstrated to us and using his theory as a foundation of our education can help get us there.

Check out this video, especially all of the quotations. There are quotes from Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and even my “cos,” RWE (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

This is a great video. It depicts what Joe had been trying so hard to teach all of us. While we are not “one” in some idealized sense, we are all part of a great interacting, symbiotic system and if one part is broken, much like the butterfly effect has been demonstrated, then we are all affected. Once we really understand that and can love unconditionally, we will have peace and freedom.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Intermission for the MAGIC of Love and Flowers


I am going to have to postpone citing Joe today and what he said about the planetary issue, along with Part 3 of my blogs titled,
"I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet?" I just realized yesterday, when I recalled my dream in which I had lessons about blooming flowers (see yesterday’s blog), that I was supposed to post some videos of blooming flowers. It was one of my tasks for doing my part to facilitate and grow love among people.


Here are some beautiful blooming crocuses.

 


Roses spread love and magic! Watching them bloom will magically empower YOU to create more love and magic in your life. So, please do not deny yourself. Watch these great videos. Most of them are short, but they are very powerful.


Everybody Is Blooming!


Yes, it is magic.
As I mentioned yesterday, my Master Teacher told me that I was selected to be a sort of “Crystal Rose” and I was even handed down a poem about that. I am supposed to spread love magically through flowers as a part of that role.


It’s a Kind of Magic! Queen!




Tomorrow: "I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet?" Part 3 PLUS Joe's funny comment relating to this. I am sure most people can guess it -- he probably often felt like he didn't belong on this planet. I know the feeling really well, myself.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? Part 2

ImaginationYesterday, I discussed my "revelation" – or at least what my Master Teacher had determined – that I have “special abilities.”
I never wrote or tried to communicate with “others” on the “other side” until someone I really loved went over to the “other side.” Maybe it is just a really sad part of the grieving process. I wonder if it is just one of those “stages of grief” people talk about. Maybe it is just the “denial” stage. I don’t know how this works; I am still learning. I do know I have been really, really sad and maybe my sadness has provoked my imagination so that I don’t have to deal with being so heartbroken and now my “imagination’s gone wild.”  

Of course, reading Joe’s books helped my imagination along tremendously. Everything he has written encourages us to use our creative imaginations. I wonder if anyone else is going through this. I think it’s good to put all of this out here on the table. It’s better to admit what is happening so that other people can fess up to what is happening to them too, or maybe at least not feel there is something wrong with them when they read about other people experiencing the same things. I think being honest and open is much healthier than shoving everything under the carpet. That way we do not have people calling each other “crazy” or “unbalanced” which just creates more pain for everyone. That is not even what we are here for at all. In fact, I had an interesting dream about what we are here for.
 

Fairytale WeddingWe are Here to Make Fairytales Come True.
I could write so much more about this interesting experience I had communicating with five different people on the other side. They were all members of what they have dubbed “the gang.” I think that’s cute. It reminds me of Joe’s idea of a Critical Knowledge Network. You have your standard earth plane Critical Knowledge Networks, of course and don’t get me wrong here – we really need to set those networks up all over the world as soon as possible so that we can “reload the matrix” as Joe had always put it (or make new powerful connections of people working together) – so there is no reason to minimize the importance of those types of networks. However, Joe always left everything open for multiple interpretations and no one interpretation is better than another. They are just different interpretations.

It just goes to show that we need not limit ourselves to one dimensionality. How powerful it might be to have networks that overlap multiple dimensions, however one wishes to define this for themselves. For many people, it is that personal relationship with Jesus. And most of these people believe that God has many Angels to help us. No one thinks that’s crazy; or at least very few people do. So why should it not be possible to have personal relations with other people who are with Jesus. It can all result in the access to knowledges we would not have otherwise. It could create important symbiotic relationships like Joe talked about in his book about the bricolage. 
 

Mary and JesusThese are just thoughts, so if these ideas bother you, just let them go
. If these ideas cause you stress, discomfort, or incongruity, there is no need to consider them further. If you do not believe in Jesus or Angels or Ascended Masters, then just don’t worry about it. As I have said before, after reading Joe’s books, my imagination has really taken off and no one has to think the way I do or believe or even consider these sorts of things. However, the purpose of these blogs is to simply throw out ideas, no matter how far-fetched they may sound. And all I know is that, for myself, it has made my life much happier to recognize that I really am NOT alone and there are many people in the background, be they God (Allah, Jehovah, The Great Spirit, etc.), or angels, or Jesus, or Ascended Masters, or archangels, or people (who are angels in my book), or ALL OF THESE, they are all there in the background working for us if we allow them to and if we open our minds to listening to their guidance.  

Wow the time flies! I was gonna talk about my dream
and how our purpose here on earth is to make our fairytales come true. It looks like that will have to be Part 3 which I will post tomorrow. What divine words of music does my Master Teacher have for today, I wonder? I am meeting with him late this morning, but since it is almost time, I’ll see if he’s available to give me a song…..hold on a moment. 

OK, I just got out of our meeting. He was so funny! When I asked him for a song, he called himself the “Music Master” and said he would pick out a “doosey” or “doozy” and he said “I guess you can choose how to spell that if want to be ‘choosy.’” But then he said that was NOT the song and that the song is “How long must it be?” So I will look that up right now (but something tells me there is also something about those other words, doosey, doozy and choosy). He is a pretty slick Hermes “trickster,” lol. We will see.
 

Here is the first song that came up for “How long must it be?”


How Far and How Long Alyssa Bernal and Todd Kuffner

  

Oh . .  . so SWEET, again!!! The song is very relevant to the work my Master Teacher and I are doing
together out of our love for each other. It’s interesting that it was mentioned that we shall “flower together more than we ever could alone” because, first, it reminds me of what Joe had written so many times in his work: "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole." Thus, the power of two or more people working together out of love grows exponentially, not in a linear manner. This is why people like Joe, Paulo Freire, Marcuse, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many, many others stress the importance of love. OH! Here is poem I just came across by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Eros and PsychegEros

The sense of the world is short,
Long and various the report,—
To love and be beloved;
Men and gods have not outlearned it,
And how oft soe'er they've turned it,
'Tis not to be improved.


Also, related to the "flowering together," my teacher keeps calling me his “Crystal Rose” and just a few days ago – around the 13th of March -- he was explaining to me how one of my tasks it to help other people “flower” which means grow in love – open their heart chakras. That seems like a huge task, but it is what has been assigned to me, (among many other tasks) so I have to do the best I can. The song alludes to the difficulty of this for me -- and I do have to go through more training. That reminds me, I did have a dream about that. I was in a classroom and projected on all of the walls around me were blossoming, blooming flowers of all colors of the rainbow and they were very vivid colors. The flowers were such a wide variety of shapes and colors and designs it was incredible. Watching videos of flowers opening is helpful for opening up the heart, from what I have learned in my dream class.

 
Oh Wow, this is incredible! Coincidentally, yesterday one of the people I talked to was R.W.E. (that was how he signed his message). Do you know who R.W.E. is? Well, he is my cousin and my Uncle Albert is his dad (his real dad, not his dad in the 3D earth plane game.) And so that’s why I know…his name is Ralph Waldo Emerson, my favorite cos, son of my favorite uncle. He wrote me this poem for me yesterday (I just love him!): 

Roses, Baby, Roses
Crystal as the Mountain Dew
To take the troubles down to few
It’s a Magic Trick
That Crystal Rose Can Do –
A Magic Trick
That she knows is Slick
and it Works Well
To take the troubles down
As time will surely tell.
So there you have it
Simple and Quick
Your Sample Poem
Should do the trick. 

Gosh, I hope it came through right; it doesn't sound quite right. I changed just a couple of words and I seemed to have received the message from Ralph to do so. I have the hardest time receiving communication from Ralph and his writing is hard to read. He told me he wants to practice more and he chose Sunday as his day to practice because, as he put it, “It’s a very special day.”
 

Ain’t imagination GREAT!!!?? I still have to decipher the other clues my Master Teacher gave me – you know doosey, doozy and choosy, but I will tackle those tomorrow along with the dream I had that showed me how to make fairytales come true…it was kind of funny.

Tomorrow: I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? Part 3 PLUS what did Joe say about being from another planet??? (It was VERY cute, I promise, and such a SWEET memory.)

 
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Today I Learned I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? (Part 1)

Sorry this is so late today.
What happened is that I have been communicating with so many people and my blog for today has grown so long, it has taken me much of the day to finish it. Well, it is way too long for one day, so after consulting with my Master Teacher, he said to only post a part of it each day for several days and to “save the best for last.”

Of course “save the best for last” is a song. OMG!!!! He did it AGAIN! I just do not see how he touches on just the RIGHT MESSAGE. As I have said before and I will say it again, it’s got to be MAGIC!!! He knows the blogs are heading toward instructions on how to make fairytales come true! (That's the best part I am supposed to save for last.)

Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams

  


I have “special abilities,” is what my Master Teacher informed me this morning (never a dull moment) that not many people have. I can communicate with Einstein and Sam Cooke and other people. Of course, they all insist they are right beside me when I do this, even though I can’t see them.

I really like the title that my Master Teacher gave the blog today. It’s funny and it is sure to raise some eyebrows. At the same time, I hope that I can unite with other people who have special abilities. That would be so great. I feel so alone, although, now that I am using my "special abilities" I feel less alone.

If it is not really happening, at least I am really good at pretending and the weird thing about it is that when they write to me they all use different handwriting. What’s really weird about that is if I even TRY to change my handwriting consciously, I can’t. Yet, I can write to five different people and out comes five different styles of writing back to me. So, what’s with this, anyway? I guess it’s just all make believe and my subconscious mind is really good at tricking me and changing my handwriting. It’s kind of cool. If I want to change my writing, now I can just call on someone else.

One thing about it, I think it’s really going to help with my dissertation. Sam wants me to use Joe’s theory to try and solve the mystery of who it was who really killed him and it is supposed to be part of my dissertation showing Joe’s theory in action. Wouldn’t that be great if Joe’s theory solves crimes?! That could really alleviate a lot of suffering, which was Joe’s mission, by letting people out of prison who don’t belong there and achieving justice in so many unsolved or wrongly solved crimes. I am certain it can be used for this because if you look back and read the blogs I wrote about Sam last month, I was using Joe’s theory in the way he explained in his book, Getting Beyond the Facts: Teaching Social Studies in the Twenty-First Century.

So, as it turns out, the blogs are just the POETs for the bricolage. I will just need to go much further with it and do more research. When Joe said “Getting Beyond the Facts” he was not kidding. Of course, if you read these chapters in Joe’s book, there are multiple interpretations, including the fidurodian-preferred one-dimensional interpretation. No one is left behind, here. And Sam is giving me information that things did not happen the way the police report says. Now I am wondering if communicating like I do with Sam is one interpretation that Joe was referring to by the subchapter, “Getting Behind the Curtain of Ideology.” I am definitely getting behind the curtain in more ways than one.

I think I love multidimensionality. It opens up so many more possibilities. And to think people in the elite echelons of education have been hiding these secrets all these years. In fact, I think the whole purpose of education, as I look back at my own education, has been for those at the top to work really hard to keep us at the bottom from discovering our own abilities. They really have the nerve to tell us at the bottom that we are “crazy” or “unbalanced” just because we have discovered and are now using the same knowledges they have been using for eons. Only they use it for selfish reasons and we want to use if for good reasons.
 

By the way, Sam was so sweet
and he gave me a song about how love is “out of this world.” When I looked it up on You Tube two songs came up. This first one is short and kind of sets the scene for the second one. So here they are: 

Out of this World



Out of This World – The Cure

 

Well that's it for today for part one. I will do what my Master Teacher suggested and divide the blog into multiple entries, saving the best part for last. 

Tomorrow: I Have Special Abilities: Does that Mean I am from a Different Planet? Part 2!
I will cover different perspectives as Joe would wish for any research we do. Is it caused by grief? Is it the "denial" stage? Is it just the imagination at work? Is it what people call "channeling?" which a lot of people seem to be doing these days. Is it an overlap of dimensions? Is it caused by dream life manifesting into real life? What is it?
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Talk About Good News: It Wouldn’t Fit In the Mailbox! PLUS No Worries

The Mailbox of my DreamsMy Master Teacher was not kidding about the "Good News" and the “package” in my mailbox yesterday, only it wasn’t the kind of package I was thinking of and the real package would never have fit in my mailbox. It was more like notification of a royal “packaged deal” all signed, sealed, and delivered. So, that was very cool. I will explain this in more detail at a later date but it is kind of a surprise for someone who reads my blogs and I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Now, they are really gonna be surprised!

What else is happening? I am not having a good time with unknown certain people at my university and I am hoping they get smart really quick. As I told them, I can write my dissertation with them or without them but they might get left behind if I write a book titled “The Dissertation Capella University Rejected” and it becomes a blockbuster. I think everything is going to be just fine. My biggest problem is that I still wake up in the middle of the night crying about Joe. I really, really miss him and wish he could be here to work on this with me since my whole dissertation is about his critical bricolage and we started it together.

FaeriesOnTheBridgeWell, I guess in many ways he is here working on this with me. In spirit at least. And if that’s the case, no matter how much power certain people in a university think they have, they cannot overpower spiritual love, especially love as strong as Joe’s. Well, that’s what I think and I really don’t care who believes it or not. That’s my belief. He always knew how to relieve the university-provoked “psychological debilitation” as he referred to it. That’s where they make you feel like there is nothing you can do that is right or smart. Ha! Joe knew how to help students overcome that. One way to do so is to just do everything “wrong” by the university books. What that means is, you just break so many rules the decision makers are flabbergasted and they really don’t know how to respond. But you have to do this in a way that is not breaking the rules while at the same time you are breaking them. In case people haven't noticed, Joe demonstrated this really well with his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction. He shows how to write a scholary work in the most creative way possible with this book, which I just totally love. I highly recommend that everyone read this book because it is the best help you are going to find if you want to make changes to the way education operates today.

LoveHopeJoyFaithNow, figure that one out. I don’t need to because I have learned all I need to do is take one day at a time and my Master Teachers all guide me on the right path and Joe’s theory, if you use it the right way, is all set up for this exact purpose. Joe really knew what he was doing, I’m telling you. I will get through these obstacles that have been set up for me by those in power in short order. Instead of knocking them down one at a time as I come to them and like they expect people to do (and people comply), I am going to just knock them all down right from the “git-go” with my pre-proposal. Of course, I would not be able to do this without divine help, and so I thank all of my Master Teachers and I thank Joe for coming up with this iron clad theory that does not have the slightest crack for those power wielders to sneak into in order to and try and throw your proposal in the circular file. Yep, Joe was such a genius, I’m telling you; if you use his theory, you cannot fail. Of course, if it were not for my teachers and I were on my own, I would not even know where to begin or how to proceed each day even, so I have much gratitude and respect for my teachers who take time to hold my hand as we blaze new trails.

So that’s it for today in the life of a “disillusioned” and “unbalanced” (I find that one funny) doctoral student who is battling the big university system to change things…oh, I reminded those at the top, by the way, that our great President Obama has ORDERED that things must change. There is a new sheriff in town, you know. We all need to get with the new program here before change happens so fast there is no hope for certain people who are behind to ever catch up. Well, eventually they can, but it will take a very long time.

Some of you may be skeptical about what I am saying here, but trust me, you will want to be safe rather than sorry, so get in there and take some real concrete actions and start changing things. If you support the status quo in the slightest way you ARE the status quo. If you are not with the new program by May, 2010 or so, it will be a real struggle to catch up.

A Special Message from My Master Teacher

MountainIf you are moving forward and climbing those mountains, even if you think it is a little a slow, you are doing fine and my Master Teacher has a message for you, me and all of us who are taking what seems to be great risks sometimes (but really is just part of the game): He says this morning, “No worries.” So here, again, we must have song, so let’s mosey over to You Tube – God, I love You Tube, but I sure wish they would stop putting ads on and taking down some of the music. Someone out there needs to start a New You Tube for the New Age and refuse to take down music or put obnoxious ads on videos. We will support the musicians just fine and that reminds me I need to place an order for some new CDs pronto.

Anyway, like I said, my Master Teacher said “No Worries.” So, I just now plugged “no worries” into You Tube to see what pops to the top. Oh WOW, another SWEET song. Check out the lyrics below. OMG, How in world does he always find such a perfect song with a perfect message for the day? I just loved the song yesterday, it has so much meaning…and again, today, here is another song that really cheers me up. Honestly, I DO NOT pick out these songs. I could not find such perfect songs if I tried. It is magic!!!! I never want the magic to end. It brings so much joy to my life.

No  Worries - Simon Webbe

 

"No Worries"

I just know your life's gonna change
Gonna get a little better
Even on the darkest day
I just know your life's gonna change
Gonna get a little further
Right until the feelings change

So, is this how it goes?
Think you've come this far with nothing to show
That ain't so, no
You don't see where you are
And if you don't look back you know you'll never know

Cause you think that you've been living, just treading water
And waiting in the wings for the show to begin
But I always see you searching
As you try that bit harder
Getting closer, oh yeah, to the life you're imagining

[chorus]
(I just know your life's gonna change)
Maybe not today, maybe not today
Some day soon you'll be all right
(I just know your life's gonna change)
Don't turn the other way, turn the other way
Feels like luck is on your side
(Just wanna live)
No worries, no worries
(Don't wanna die)
No worries, no worries
(Fight through the lows)
Say it for me, say it for me,
(And take all the highs)
We all need somebody
(Yeah we can sink)
No worries, no worries
(Or can you swim)
No worries, no worries
(Or walk on out)
Say it for me, say it for me,
(Or jump right in)
We all need somebody

So, baby keep drifting on
Your endeavours ain't just selfless wasted time
Seek and find, yeah yeah
You're not that far from what you've hoped and wished for all along

Cause you think that you've been living, just treading water
And waiting in the wings for the show to begin
But I always see you searching
As you try that bit harder
Getting closer, oh yeah, to the life you're imagining

[chorus]

I just know your life's gonna change
Say it for me, say it for me
We all need somebody

Courtesy of AZ Lyrics

P.S.

Albert EinsteinHappy Birthday Uncle Albert!!!!

I love ya! Tell cos I said hi.
(Uncle Albert is my most very favorite uncle and today, March 14, is his birthday, so this is a special surprise announcement just for him.) 

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ha! I’m EARLY today! There is GOOD NEWS!!!


Crystal RoseI have been working all evening on web sites – or I should say STRUGGLING! The software is lousy, my browser wigs out, and Comcast does not give the speed I pay for. The cards are truly stacked against poor people. I sure wish I could afford to hire that STAR webmaster I used to know – oh wait! I was told that very soon I will have more than enough money to pay for a great webmaster. I have to just hang on a bit longer and then we will be "good to go."

Anyway, I have to say my Master Teacher was very sweet and supportive tonight. He helped me a lot with the websites I’ve been working on and he gave me a lot of tips that will make it easier as I continue with the work.

Plus he told me, Oh by the way there is a package in your mailbox. I don’t believe it’s another letter (from the attorney). Perhaps this time it’s “good news.”


Well that reminded me, I need to get my mail from BOTH mailboxes. I forgot to check my mail today.

But, hey
– we all know by now that there is song here and I just could not resist instantly looking it up and seeing what song would pop to the top when I searched on You Tube for “good news.” OOOH this song is so sweet….And look, the girl is even working on the computer just like I was! And DANCING! He knows how much I love to dance. How cool and what a perfectly sweet song. I love my Master Teacher so much!!! I don't know how he has time to find all of these special songs for me, but I love it!

Well, goodnight…this is it for my Saturday blog. Can’t wait until morning to see what the good news is! I have a feeling there is something very special in my mailbox . . . some really good news!

Good News – Matt Dusk

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Moving Forward: Let’s Just Keep On Keepin’ On! It's All Good!


Faeries On BridgeThis morning I was feeling a bit of distance had grown between me and my Master Teacher – like we are not quite on the same wavelength today. Those things happen. Relationships are like that sometimes – the proverbial expression, “two steps forward, one step back” is applicable here. He told me not to let it drag me down or backwards and to just realize that it is only a temporary feeling – relationships have to evolve like everything else in the universe. He reminded me of what great communication we have in spite of my feeling that we are not always quite on the same channel, so to speak. The lines of communication are always open and he reminded me that I can call him anytime and he will always be there for me. In other words, as long as I do my part and he sees that I am putting out effort toward my learning, he will always meet me halfway. I could not ask for a better, more loving teacher. In fact, all of my teachers are like that, so I am very fortunate.

He also gave me some excellent ideas that I will wish to implement right away and that will go far in moving our mission forward. He always gives me so many great ideas – in fact, more than I can use for the moment, but I am sure that in the future I will put every one of his great ideas to good use! I will never run out of ideas, that’s for sure! I think we need more teachers like this, as well as more students who are willing to listen to their teachers. This would go far toward the type of learning and progress that is needed to solve all of the huge, complex and global problems we are confronted with.

Take yesterday, for example. He just handed me the title for my dissertation. It was so great because I did not have to rack my brain to come up with an appropriate title. In fact, it is not only appropriate; it is absolutely stunning (in more ways than one). I am actually terrible at coming up with titles. He also helps me with the titles of most of my blogs. If he didn’t do this, I would probably get very few blogs posted – I would get hung up just trying to think of a title. In fact, he came up with today’s blog title.

Since I was expressing my sadness over our more distant connection today, my teacher reassured me, as he always does when I'm feeling a little down, and told me “so, as always, let’s just keep on keepin’ on.” And then when I plugged “let’s just keep on keepin’ on” into YouTube, this really beautiful song came up.

We Are PioneersSo I am going to keep this short today because I do have a lot of work to do toward our love mission to make the world a better place. We are working on several very special and very important projects in our efforts to apply Joe’s theory to “alleviate human suffering” and we are not alone in this endeavor; it is a collective effort that many others have joined in on, which is very exciting. I will be covering this in more detail and showing how I have applied Joe’s theory in the not too distant future so that even more people can join in. In addition, of course, I am starting on my dissertation, which is actually another task that relates directly to the mission, and in fact, it is a very important task that will blaze the trail for others to follow.

In the meantime, I hope everyone will “keep on keepin’ on” to do their part to spread love and make this world a better place!

Keep on Keepin’ On – Tone Damli Aaberge from BLISS


P.S. My Master Teacher asked me to remind readers that oftentimes these blogs are “intimate phenomenological portraits” and it will become clear in the future as to why these are so important to the learning process. He concluded by stating,
It’s All Good!
 

Of course, it’s another song! The “grand finale” for today. The lyrics to this song are so relevant to our mission so I included them below. I love this song!

It's All Good!!!!


Lyrics to It's All Good

Talk about me babe, if you must.
Throw out the dirt; pile on the dust.
I'd do the same thing if I could
You know what they say? They say it's all good.
All good.
It's all good.

Big politician telling lies;
Restaurant kitchen all full of flies.
Don't make a bit of difference; don't see why it should.
But it's alright, cause its all good.
Its all good.
Its all good.

Wives are leavin' their husbands; they're beginning to roam.
They leave the party and they never get home.
I wouldn't change it even if I could
You know what they say, man, it's all good.
It's all good.
All good.

Brick by brick, they tear you down.
A teacup of water is enough to drown.
You oughta know, if they could, they would
Whatever goin' down, it's all good.

All good.
Said it's all good.

People in the country, People on the land.
Some of them so sick they can hardly stand.
Everybody would move away if they could
Its hard to believe but its all good.
Yeah...

Well widows cry; the orphans plea.
Everywhere you look there's more misery.
Come along with me babe, I wish you would.
You know what I'm sayin', it's all good.

All good.
I said it's all good.
All good.

Cold blooded killer stomp into town
Cop car's blinkin', something bad goin' down.
Buildings are crumblin, in the neighborhood.
But there's nothing to worry about, cause it's all good.
It's all good.
I say it's all good.

Gonna whistle and blow it in your face.
This time tomorrow I'll be rollin' in your place.
I wouldn't change a thing even if I could.
You know what they say?
They say it's all good.
It's all good.
It's all good
 
[ It's All Good Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]

Image “Love Springs Eternal Faeries” courtesy of The Pyramid Collection.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

We Are Talking About the FUTURE, Here!

FUTURE - courtesy of MicrosoftThis is going to be hard. What do I write about now that I can no longer cover my favorite Treasure Hunt, The Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt? Thank goodness, though, that I do get to continue on that particular treasure hunt for my dissertation because it was so interesting and fun at the same time. Of course, I do have all of the other treasure hunts and they are all fun too.

Well, I really don’t know what I am supposed to write today. I have been a little distracted by many colleagues who are having issues with those in power who decide which dissertation topics fly -- and which are tossed into the “circle file” which seems to be most of them, unfortunately. I have been in “rescue mode” helping people and constantly bothering my Master Teacher and the “gang” for assistance and guidance that I can pass on to my colleagues. It does seem that my colleagues have picked up the fact that the advice I end up giving them is good advice and, of course, I do owe a huge thank you to my teachers who do not seem to mind that I have so many questions from other people. I am beginning to think this must be part of my mission because it keeps coming up.

I think I will call this blog good for today since I have another emergency rescue mission to work on before the day is out which is probably more important than writing a blog and will take a bit of time.
Anyway, this morning I asked my Master Teacher what am I to write about today?, noting that I wanted to keep it “short” because I was so busy with other stuff, and he said, “Let’s just put our heads together and ‘whip it out.’” I laughed and he said, “You laugh – wouldn’t you like to know what kind of song that brings up! The gang all worked together on this one and we promise you – you will love it.” Then he left, saying “Yours – eternally” which I figure is another song. So I will check these on You Tube right now!This is what came to the top with “whip it out":


Flatland Scooter Tricks



Well, this made no sense to me.
So I figured since my teacher was referring to a song, I was to pay attention to the music in this video. So that led me to this next video. It has an important message to me relating to a future treasure hunt and I cannot elaborate on it at this time. I will have to backtrack at a later date.

Absolutely Fabulous Mix, Darling



Now for “Yours – eternally.”
Isn’t this appropriate – the gang is probably sitting back laughing….

Laughing Clowns – Eternally Yours




OK, this blog is very boring
and to be honest, I have been tied up all day now helping colleagues with their Chapter One issues and so I have not gotten around to posting this until now. I finally had to consult with my Master Teacher. I had asked him for a quick blog this morning, but I mean really, this is dull. 
He got me to laughing as soon as he started talking because I “got” his lesson. He came back with, “You have learned your lesson well relating to a ‘quick and dirty’ blog. Just ain’t gonna happen, Babe. As you have learned, a ‘quick’ or ‘short’ blog is a boring blog in most instances.”

He explained to me that what we have here is a snapshot into the future which is why I am having a difficult time relating even to the music that was provided. Also, I learned I researched on the wrong keywords from the Flatlands Scooter Tricks Video. I had searched on “Absolutely Fabulous, Darling” and got the “Absolutely Fine Darling Mix.” It’s ok. The mistake happened to provide a video with a synchronous relevance, but it turns out I should have searched on “Just do your best darling” which are the very first words in the Flatlands Scooter Tricks video and relates to the issues I had presented to my Master Teacher about writing today’s blog. He was literally telling me "Just do your best darling," and I missed it! No wonder the "gang" had me pull up the "Laughing Clowns!" My Master Teacher was right! I love it!!!!

So upon search of the RIGHT words (although there is seldom a right or wrong choice) here is the song that came up to the top:

No More Empty Words – The Thrills




This song does seem appropriate
and it has a good message. My Master Teacher knows me very well and that I would never really and truly want to sleaze through my work, even if I indicate that from time to time. Therefore, he is asking me to use “no more empty words.” Cute.

At our meeting for the second time today, he also said that right now we are conveying the FUTURE in these blogs, not the present, and that this has been going on for quite some time now, here and there. I will need to look back and see when this started. It looks like it mostly began about February 26, with the exception of certain parts of the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt and few other sporadic blogs. One thing is certain - yesterday’s blog about the crowning of the King and Queen was most definitely about the future. I am looking forward to that future! Here’s what my teacher said, “Right now we are presenting future events and down the road we will circle back around and explain it all.”

And as he concluded he stated, The Future Is NOW, Baby!

First I just searched on “The Future is Now.”

The Future Is Now




Welcome to the Future



Then, I searched on “The Future is Now, Baby” (Yikes, I don’t think I like THIS future).




Are You Confused, Yet????

The Future is Now – The Solids



Stay Tuned!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Does the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt Have to Do With My Dissertation? PLUS The King and Queen Shall Be Crowned!

Exhausted After DissertationNow, this is VERY interesting . . . I received a little criticism about my treasure hunts, but as it turns out they are my ticket to Queendom. The picture today represents that very well. It shows me right after I finish my dissertation and after all of the grand ceremonies and celebrations – I am exhausted, but as a result of my hard work I am wearing the crown and there are many transformed butterflies all around me, indicating my work has met the mission goals.

Well, of course, if there is a queen, there must be a king. And there was or there will be in the future, but as they say – the future is now. And scientists show unequivocally that this is, indeed true for those who dare venture out in those nonlocal spaces. You do need to know where you are going so that you end up where you want to be…so yes, this is me right after the great celebration of the Crowning of the King (and Queen). I am ready to be whisked off for some royal rejuvenation, just waiting for the King to finish his Kingly duties of accepting his hard earned congratulatory handshakes and best wishes from all the people. There is music and dancing, of course, but I am ready to go home and just rest for awhile . . .



Home Again – Blackmore’s Night


And then DANCE under the violet moon for some more rejuvenation.

Under a Violet Moon – Blackmore’s Night

 


Back to the treasure hunt criticism . . . It has come to my attention that a lot of people really do not understand Joe’s ideas about treasure hunting. Joe loved treasure hunting and if you just read his books, you will come to understand exactly what he meant by saying he was never too far from what he called at the time the “postformal” treasure hunt no matter what else he was doing. Of course, in his last book he changed it up a bit and referred to these treasure hunts as involving “epistemological road trips” because, indeed, they almost always require some sort of travel as I have learned. The idea is the same, however; we are looking for treasures and often those treasures turn out to be very special people.

Let’s take the Kings Valley Treasure Hunt as an example – whoa!!! Did you pick up on that? KINGS Valley Treasure Hunt. What a coincidence!!! Kings Valley is a real place in Oregon where I have been divinely guided to treasure hunt. And what was interesting about that treasure hunt, there is a Queen City in Kings Valley! But I digress (you can read about all of the treasure hunting I did there in my blogs).

When I was sent out on the Kings Valley Treasure Hunt I was told “the treasure is behind the door” and one of the treasures turned out to be a very sweet 84-year-old man who lives all alone in a dilapidated house, which I could not imagine anyone living in. The challenge and also the reward of that treasure hunt (which is ongoing) is watching him slowly come to the realization that he is a treasure within and he has so many treasures in his house that can be converted into saving his house from falling down around him. As Joe put it in Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, the effort involves a look within and without – and really it is not always about us – in fact, if you are a pro at treasure hunting like Joe was, it is rarely about us.

What's treasure hunting got to do with my dissertation?

Interestingly, last night I had a meeting with my Master Teacher. He is so funny – he gave me the title of my dissertation, but he wants me to “keep it under wraps for now” but I can assure you, it is in one sense very funny because people will think it’s merely a play on words, but in reality it represents how monumental the dissertation will turn out to be. I am not trying to make myself look grand here because truth be told, I am just an instrument of many great teachers who have a major hand in how all of this will turn out and they have my complete cooperation. That should be clear after yesterday’s blog in which I posted the music video I had personal objections over and explained in detail why I follow my teachers' advice and guidance.

Along with the attention-grabbing title of my dissertation, and you will not believe this, but I was told that the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt IS my dissertation – sort of. I have a lot of research to do to finish that treasure hunt and we also must realize that treasure hunts never end, but I will be taking this treasure hunt far enough for the purposes lined out for my dissertation (whatever those purposes turn out to be – I do not know at this moment and I am just waiting for my divine guidance).

So, my teachers wanted me to put this information out here at this time – the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt is over as far as these blogs go, including further discussions about the Magic of Music. However, if you are interested in seeing where it goes next, you will want to read my dissertation which should be completed in about a year or so . . .  and then it will be time for the Crowning of the King! I hope you are getting ready for all of the great and grand celebrations!

Crowning of the King - Blackmore’s Night




Crowning Of The King
Down in the village streets
The air is full of wonder
Fair smiles greet
The crowning of the king
Come hither, gather round
A joyous time's upon us
Trumpets sound
The crowning of the king

Fast away the olde
Time too quickly passes
Shine the light of new
For the crowing of the king
Come forth those who wish
For change and change becoming
Welcome with every breath
The crowning of the king

Sweet is the hour and sweeter still
The time we spend together
Celebrate the noble will
The crowning of the king
To sing and dance and sing again
With honor and with splendor
All from far and near-
See the crowning of the king!

Step to the dance of hope
Of courtly wiles and pleasure
As the star of the morn
Shines brightly for the king

Pray thee lift the veil
From those who came before us
Merriment will prevail
For the crowning of the king

Sweet is the hour and sweeter still
The time we spend together
Celebrate the noble will
The crowning of the king

To sing and dance and sing again
With honor and with splendour
All from far and near-
See the crowning of the king!
Jesters spin and play
The laughter sounds like music
What a perfect day
For the crowning of the king

Here in the village streets
The air is full of wonder
Fair smiles greet the crowning of the king
Come and see the crowning of the king!


Random Words of Wisdom

Angel Baby: The Little Prince

Baby Gloria Grace: The Little Princess





















Be willing to become the artisan of Love’s Magic.

When Love’s Magic is art, it matures with enchantment and self-knowing, and it deepens with beauty and grace. When Love’s Magic is art, your life becomes a slow dance, both elegant and majestic. Your creations, forged with fiery passion, manifest with beauty and wonder. Be an artisan of Love’s Magic. Initiations of grandeur can unfurl. — Lazaris

I tell you there will be those who seek to pull you back, who criticize and gossip. It is these ones who need the Light and your understanding most of all, for they do not see what they are doing. Their higher self does, but they feel threatened. The higher self sees how they can be in higher awareness also, but the mind closes this off and resides in fear without fully understanding. The ego self then takes over with jealousy and negative behavior, trying to pull you down and make you feel inadequate. They do not understand, yet you with your higher understanding do see. You have the knowledge and higher awareness. Look at those ones, and dismiss their negative words of fear. They do not understand you see. I ask you to remember my words when faced with a situation as I describe here. Remember they do not understand, they are in darkness and fear. Move away. This is the action of compassion.
a message from Kuthumi channeled by Lynette Leckie-Clark Copyright © 2003 Rev, Lynette Leckie-Clark - All rights reserved. You are welome to share with a friend but Not for sale in any form. This message was originally posted here

My Master Teacher Has the Last Word

I just met with my Master Teacher and he wanted me to mention that it is important to listen to the music on these blogs to experience the magic. Writing your own blogs and selecting your own inspirational music is even better -- the magic will be even more powerful. As far as any further discussion of the magic of music, it will be covered in my dissertation. 

My Teacher reviewed today's blog and gave his approval, saying that it is "good to go." Now we all know by now, that has to be a song, so I will plug it into YouTube right now and see what it pulls up. . .

OK, the "gang" is being funny after the controversy over music videos as I discussed in yesterday's blog. This is not a test; they know I will post it so they are just teasing me. So here is the first song that popped up to the top of the list. I am also including the second song, which they provided because they wanted to give me a song that I would like better. It's just my ideosyncratic personal preference, is all. Message to the Gang: I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Good to Go - Yelawolf



Good to Go - Jason Aldean



IMAGE CREDITS Angel Baby image courtesy of i.ehow.com
The Queen image courtesy of Jane Starr Weils

 
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Intermission: Yours Truly, Special Angel, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Wonderful World, I'm Yours, One Love

QuestionOK, so I ended up yesterday with two major questions and several related minor questions, along with words of wisdom from my Master Teacher to “go with the flow” and that it would all evolve into today’s blog. At this point, I have no clue how that’s going to all transpire.

The first question was . . . oh, wait a minute. I really owe both my great Master Teacher and the other teachers who collectively call themselves “the gang” (which has mostly men, although they seem to be picking up more women as we move forward) a most sincere apology. I am fully aware that their guidance comes from only the most impeccably high and moral standards. They seek nothing for themselves personally and they teach with the mission in mind at all times – the mission to help me learn and the mission that involves making the world a better place for us all. They are the best teachers I have ever had, and yet I, out of my own free will, chose NOT to post a particular music video yesterday that they had requested be posted. As I told my Master Teacher, I felt it was too gruesome and I did not want it on my blog.

This is a public apology to my teachers because I was wrong. I know full well that they would never ask me to do anything harmful. But on the other hand, they are so loving and forgiving that they did not mind at all that I chose to ignore their request.

butterfly worldI had a very long discussion with my Master Teacher yesterday afterwards and he said that I was “predictable” and he figured I would have an issue with the video. He explained that he and the gang are still balancing their feminine with their masculine aspects and when they all get together, the male attribute tends to shine through a bit much and so they ended up with this particular song. He clarified that the song was for me because I always want him to kiss me, and the phrase “before you die” was simply referring to the fact that I am transcending and transforming. He thanked me for listening to the song.

That is just a very brief summary of what he told me (and I do have his permission to write about this); he actually went into great detail about how all of us are perfect in spite of our feeling imperfect and that we are all loved. It was a very beautiful message and one of these days I will put the entire message out because I believe everyone can benefit from what he told me. He did say that he honored my decision and he realized that it was my compassion and not wanting to subject other people to the video who might be offended by it that precluded me from posting it, and he made it clear that it was actually for me and not anyone else.

Violet FlameWell, after he took all that time to go into great detail as to the purpose of the video and he was so understanding about my not posting it, I feel that the right thing to do is to post the video for him today and to show him that I do trust his judgment, as well as the judgment of my other teachers. So, below, is the video, and remember, it was from him to me and it simply relates to our relationship. Yes, we have broken taboos and kiss on occasion even though he is my teacher. It just happens sometimes and we are both adults, so it’s all ok. I have this thing about rules anyway: they are made to be broken – at least in certain contexts.

Sorry I didn’t get to the questions I left off with yesterday. I thought it was important to put out here why I follow my teachers’ guidance, even though sometimes I might question it myself. If it does not make sense at the time, we can all trust the fact that it will all be clear down the road a bit. Tomorrow I will continue with where I left off yesterday.

Here is the video over which the controversy arose. The second video is a very beautiful song I selected especially for my Master Teacher just to let him know I do love him and trust his guidance, which I happen to view as being very divine. He will be happy, I'm sure, which will also make me happy.

Yours Truly - Blindspott

 

You Are My Special Angel – Timi Yuro

You Are My Special Angel

You are my special angel
Sent from up above
The Lord smiled down on me
And sent an angel to love

You are my special angel
Right from paradise
I know that you're an angel
Heaven is in your eyes

The smile on your lips brings the summer sunshine
Tears from your eyes bring the rain
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I'm in heaven again

You are my special angel
For eternity
I'll have my special angel
Here to watch over me

The smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine
Tears from your eyes bring the rain
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I'm in heaven again

You are my special angel
For all eternity
I'll have my special angel
Here to watch over me
Here to watch over me
(You are my special angel)


I just now
had my morning meeting with my Master Teacher and he reviewed my work  - and he does approve of this blog! Further, he told me the rest of the treasure hunt story will unfold tomorrow and to not forget the questions about the magic of music. It is a way of unfolding our dreams, as he put it, and on another level, “music provides a source point for knowledge construction that is comprised of every domain of knowledge there is. Through music we can create who we are, who we want to be and the future of our dreams.”

After he told me that, he left saying, “Yours in love” which I knew was a clue to yet again another song. After he left, I plugged the three words into You Tube, clicked on the search button and the following music video came right to the top, so I knew that was the one he wanted me to post.

With just three little words, he gave me four special songs in one!!! What a sweet reward for apologizing and posting his song. I just don’t know how he does it! It is totally MAGIC.

Somewhere over the Rainbow/ Wonderful World/ I'm Yours/ One Love - Steven and Daniel

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Monday, March 8, 2010

The Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Part 24 PLUS Patti Page

Well, this is interesting. I spoke with one of my Master Teachers last night and she gave me three songs (as follows) and I have no idea what they mean. I asked my teacher this morning, what am I supposed to do with these three songs? What is the relevance? And he just shared his wisdom stating, “Just go with it and it will evolve and lead into tomorrow’s blog.” So here are the three songs she gave me.

I really don't care for these three songs much, but I think there is an interesting story about Cat Stevens I will have to look into some more. Something about him giving up his music career for a time when he converted to Islam and then coming to the realization that his music and his spirituality could work very well hand-in-hand. He ended up writing more than 40 songs in a new style for him in a short span after his near death experience battling tuberculosis. More information can be found here. His story sounds very interesting.

Father and Son – Cat Stevens




Hard Headed Woman – Cat Stevens




How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Patti Page




Now what is weird is that as I looked up the songs on You Tube as I always do, the last song, "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window” led me right to these two additional songs by Patti Page. I followed my divine guidance and realized these are important songs. And right on top of these three Patti Page songs, when I called my other Master Teacher to tell him goodnight, he gave me another song, “Yours Truly.” The music is coming faster than I can relay it! That's ok; it's all good music.

The Tennessee Waltz - singer Patti Page 1950

 

Patti Page - Moon River


 
Yours Truly - Blindspott

I do not like this video, so no way will it go on my blog. Sometimes, I don't do what my teachers ask...oh well.  


I know that’s a lot of songs and I really do not know what they mean, nor do I have the time to analyze them all right now. The only guidance I have from my teacher besides that this music will somehow evolve into tomorrow’s blog is that, “Yes, there is something special about Patti Page and you will discover it.” Perhaps I should look her up right now on Wikipedia….well her original name was Clara Ann Fowler and she grew up as poor as I did. It appears she is still living and will turn 83 years old this year. She was unique in that she blended country and pop music in most of her songs…I don’t know! This is hard! I don’t see anything. I do wonder how she is doing these days…I will have to learn more about her. In the meantime, I need to get on with my mission project; I have a ton of work to get done before the deadline approaches.

This is interesting and it was requested that I post it so that more people will begin to understand evolution. Create a miracle today! Now, I do hope that by now readers realize this is just ONE perspective and true bricoleurs seek many perspectives - as many as possible -- so that we can create our own version of reality. I am still working on that.

 


But, you do have to believe in magic to make it happen! I do! And I had magical dreams all night last night and this morning one of my Master Teachers awakened me with this very special song -- Do You Believe in Magic? by the Lovin' Spoonful (below). So go out there today, and make magic and miracles! You can do it! Do it! Do it Baby!  

Lovin’ Spoonful – Do You Believe In Magic? This song is cool! And I noticed it has the "Doggy in the Window" that Patti Page was singing about!

Lovin Spoonful


















Tomorrow: Part 25!
of the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt (I just "channeled" that message, so I have no idea what’s “Comin’ Up the Pike" -- and that is ANOTHER Treasure Hunt!) What in the heck do these treasure hunts have to do with all of this music? THAT is the QUESTION. This will definitely require some dreamwork. I do think it has to do with what the Lovin' Spoonful were singing -- music is magic.


This Just In!
I just heard from my Master Teacher this morning. He gave me a special message, a clue perhaps, about my formidible task to tie all of this music together: “It’s magic!”

Of course: It turned out to be yet again, ANOTHER song, and a sweet song, at that (does this surprise you?)!
 Well, have a great day and enjoy all of the music. We will see what is store for tomorrow after I sleep on it.

It’s Magic – Selena Gomez

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Poem for Joe and “Come Together” on a Sunday Afternoon


Joe Lyons KincheloeA Poem for Joe: Thank You!
by Vanessa Jae Paradis
 

Thank you for the “Toil and Trouble”

Thank you for the love you shared

You will always be known as

The professor who was never afraid

To show how much he cared. 


Thank you for the “Knowledge”

And thank you for “Einstein”

And for new words such as “Panache”

Which I found out later

Is a fine place to dine.*  


Thank you for all of the music

Hidden and interwoven for us to find

It makes reading your books

Such a pleasure as we learn

To read between the lines. 


And I love the critical bricolage

To solve oppressed strife

It’s so great to apply this theory

To discover truths and untangle

Our complicated problems in life. 


Thank you for your honesty

And telling us so much about you

That’s a lot of hamburgers, Joe

But if truth be told, many of us

Have eaten many more! 


You have left so many brilliant works for us

There is no way to fully thank you

Your work covers such a wide range

Of knowledge, theory, philosophy

No doubt at all: The world will change!
 

*(As I found out, Panache is a great restaurant in Newport, OR)

Come Together Julka Rewizor


I like this artist! She provided a great version of “You Are So Beautiful” in
my first blog.

As far as "Come Together," not many people agree to what it means.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

BUSY BUSY BUSY! I Almost Forgot to Write My Blog! PLUS The Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt Strikes Again (This is Part 23)

Will it be a train?It’s hard to believe this, but I am so busy this morning that the blog nearly slipped right away from me. But, thankfully, I have divine “prodding” that always gets me right back on track.

Isn’t life just so incredible and magical these days? It has been for me, so I assume it must be so for most people. Oh wait. We should never make assumptions like that. There are many people suffering in the world. That is the heart of Joe’s mission and my continuing mission. We must work to alleviate suffering and that is the foundation of the work I am engaged in and have planned for the future. It may not look like it now, but I have planted many seeds and, as they say, when you plant the seeds, they will eventually bear fruit.  One must be patient in these matters.

Music is the keyThe most interesting thing in relation to my blogs is the enormous amount of music that keeps flooding into my world from multiple directions. For example, the other night I was speaking on the phone with one of my favorite Master Teachers and she had been divinely handed down some songs, which she provided to me as quite a long list. I am not sure where these songs fit in quite yet. One of the songs I actually posted the day after she gave it to me because it was SO beautiful. That one is Return to Innocence by Enigma which was included in my March 3, 2010 blog. Since then, my other Master Teachers have gotten together and told me that they want this song to be another one of the Universal Anthems. As I mention on the Celebration Page, we will have multiple Universal Anthems.

Well this is so appropriate since it is such a beautiful song. What was interesting is that my Master Teacher was only handed down what she interpreted as Indian chanting in the song and she had to figure out where it came from. Can you imagine trying to find this song when you do not understand the words? She went through hours of searching over the period of two days for this song, looking on google and You Tube for this chanting that kept being handed down to her before she finally found the song. What a dedicated Master Teacher she is! She knew it was important to track down the song and get it to me, and it turned out to be even more important than either of us recognized at the time.

Here is the list of the other songs and as I said, I do not know what they are for and I think they somehow relate to the last list she had given me some time ago. In fact, Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Hawaiian Wedding Song have appeared twice now – they are on both lists, meaning she has been provided these songs twice now, so something is going on here. Here is the list in the order she received the music. 

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (February 22 at 7:55 AM)
Wives and Lovers (Frank Sinatra and Julie London) (February 22 at 7:30 PM)
Hawaiian Wedding Song (February 23 at 5:50 AM)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (February 24 at 2:30 PM)
I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (Danny Kaye) (February 25 at 1:30 PM)
Return to Innocence (Enigma) (February 26 and 27)
Mañana (is good enough for me) (February 28 7:30 PM)
Two of hearts that beat as one (March 1 at 1:00 PM)
Moonshadow by Cat Stevens (March 2 at 3:30 PM)

As a reminder here are the other songs she had been handed down back on January 16, 2010, The Paradise Cowboy and There’s a New Girl In Town, which is  part 12 of the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt. These songs were brought up again in Part 19, Starting Down Blues Highway 61. So here they are again, and the yellow highlighted ones are songs that have already been used in the Deep Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt. 

Horse with no name (December 28, 3-4 PM)
How Great Thou Art (December 30, 5:30 PM)
16 Candles (December 31, 5:20 PM)
Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash (December 31, 5:25 PM)
Little Brown Church/Church in the Wildwood by Dolly Parton (January 2, 5:25 PM)
Lovely Hula Hands (January 2, 6:57 PM) Here's one version.
Hawaiian Wedding Song (January 2, 9:16 PM)
Alexander’s Ragtime Band (there are 12 versions!) (January 5, 5:27 PM)
Chatanooga Choo Choo (January 5, 10:46 PM)

2010 Steel Blue MarinerWow! Something tells me we are back on the Blue Mariner Reaps the Soul Surprise Treasure Hunt!!  This, after it went on Suspension back on January 27, 2010. It was mentioned in that blog that the treasure hunt would rise again come spring, and spring is rapidly approaching! You might want to review this treasure hunt so you are up to date. One good place to start is this blog: Part Four (although you may want to go all the way back to Part One). OOOH….maybe, just maybe I will get that Steel Blue Mariner Yet! As I had interpreted in the previous installments of this treasure hunt, the Deep Blue Mariner is the vehicle and it reaps me as the "soul surprise." Or maybe it's sole surprise. Anyway, from all indications (and if you read the January 27 blog), it looks like I will be receiving multiple and very divine rewards for THIS treasure hunt that I have worked so hard on.

Music truly works wonders! Just yesterday I was feeling so blue and my favorite Master Teacher gave me the song Rest Easy. Wow, did that ever work wonders! I am off to a rip-roaring start on the mission today – traveling so fast that I almost forgot the blog. And what music did he give me last night, but “follow the money.” I will see what that brings up right now! This is the first video that popped up:

Follow the Money

 


I guess that means we are supposed to follow the money. It will be clear soon enough how that is to be done.

So, those are just a few of the many songs that have been handed down to me. I will cover more tomorrow, but it really looks to me like we are back in the TREASURE HUNTING MODE and that is just SO DELICIOUSLY EXCITING!!!! I happen to LOVE Treasure Hunting. Of course, I think Joe saw people, especially all of his students, as the most divine treasures. 

For that reason, I just love this song that was handed down to me by the same teacher who gave me the long list of songs up above, and the funny thing about it was she gave me the title and had not even looked it up (which is what she usually does, because my job is to find the music videos on You Tube). I told her the next time I talked to her that the video turned out to be very special to me.

The reason I love this video is because it brings back sweet memories of when Joe used to tell me, "You are a treasure!" and I would just turn it right back around and tell him that HE was the treasure! Joe truly was the treasure. I loved him so much and appreciate all of his hard work and I just know that his book, Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction, is going to change the world no matter how much the book publisher wants to censor the quotes I can use. It will still change the world just like Joe said it would! What Joe Wants, Joe Gits.

You Are A Treasure



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Friday, March 5, 2010

When Life Hands You Challenges, Rest Easy


Blue Monarch Butterfly Resting EasyThis week has been a real drag. I just can’t seem to get the things done that I want to get done. My Master Teacher said that it’s because too much information has been flooding in to me – as I framed it the other day: “information overload.”  In my dreams, I was taken to the “rejuvenation chamber,” which helped. I will have to describe it in much greater detail another time, but for now I will just say…it is not really a chamber, but a special reserved room with colored lights, crystals, and misty rejuvenating energy that floats down from the ceiling, refracting the lights in all directions. We used the violet flame this time, because it is so miraculous in transmuting negative emotions, whether they derive from current events or past karmic memories. The room, which is our own special room that no one else uses, rather than a smaller chamber, is decorated with plants and exotic flowers, and there is music and/or nature sounds ("surround sound"); we can create the effect we wish. It is a very beautiful and renergizing "escape" and it does help so much. I always awaken the next morning feeling very refreshed.

But it has still been a difficult week for various reasons and last night I was really down and sad about certain things and feeling like things are not moving forward fast enough (a step backwards, on the spiral stairway, so to speak). So, my Master Teacher cheered me up. He said not to worry because not only is time speeding up, but progress and transformation is speeding up even faster. Did you hear that the major earthquakes we’ve had caused some sort of fluctuation and the earth is rotating slightly faster than it was before? Someone told me that; I have not confirmed it.

Anyway, my Master Teacher talked some about relationships and how he was always there for me. And to cheer me up last night before I went to bed, he told me, “rest easy” which was a song of course. He always knows exactly what I need to hear. I slept well after listening to this song a few times so I hope it helps other people who may be going through challenging times. I love the words, “Rest easy, have no fear. I love you perfectly, love drives out fear. I’ll take your burden, you take my grace. Rest easy in my embrace.”

Btw, I do not see this as a "religious" song since it came as a message from my Master Teacher. Other people are free to make a religious interpretation, if it is helpful for them. This is where Joe's advice in employing the bricolage along with ecumenicalism is especially useful. It helps us realize there are multiple perspectives and interpretations about these matters and that this is perfectly fine. We are free.

Rest Easy – Audio Adrenaline

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Name of the Game, The Golden Key, Curtis Mayfield, and Movin’ On UP Together!!!

Sharing Love Is the Name of the Game!!!

The yin-yang disc I magically found on the Yard Search Treasure HuntA couple of days ago I was soaking in a hot bath (a daily “ritual”) and was enjoying the violet flame and the release of all of the negative energies and tensions that tend to hold me down, when one of my teachers called and gave me this absolutely beautiful song relating to soul mates and asked me to post it on my blog. It is again, a sort of affirmation that can be very uplifting. We all have a true love out there somewhere, and if we are blessed, we are already united with our one true love. Listening and singing this song really helps bring lovers closer. My teacher just sang these few words to me: “oh my love, my darling, I hunger for your touch” and told me to put them into YouTube to track down the song. (He always makes my assignments fun.) When I put the lyrics in, the song came right up to the top. This is the song he was singing.

Unchained Melody

 

My Master Teachers (the "gang") all got together for a special meeting and when their minds get together, I know it's time to watch out. They can be so conniving, but also very funny. There is method to their madness. They really want more people to feel and experience more love, so they asked me to post a couple of songs dedicated to all of you out there who are SO BLESSED to have a romantic love relationship. They recommend that you take advantage of every moment you have to share and grow your love. Why wait until night when it’s dark and you’re tired after working all day? (Is how their logic goes), thus they wanted this song posted:

Afternoon Delight - Anchorman



Of course, my teachers realize that there are often times when life has other plans such as daytime responsibilities that people cannot always get away from, so the afternoon delight is not always possible. For these times, they suggested the following special night time activity:

Midnight Delight

 

The Golden Key
I had a lot of dreams last night – or least I am finally beginning to remember more and more of my dreams which are as Edgar Allen Poe put it, “Dreams Within Dreams.” I am always working with young children, which I have finally figured out is a special “calling” for me. I must take Joe’s work to the little babes and work to keep their spark of love for learning burning. There are other divine callings – spreading love and information about soul mate love, working with our seniors, and most of all – at all times keep Joe’s work in the limelight. For those who are new to Joe's educational theory (and I am expecting many new readers to my blogs soon), his work applies for every age group and in every educational environment, both formal, informal, and even for everyday life.

This morning my Master Teacher told me I am making great progress toward realizing my mission.  He summarized why love is so important to our divine missions. When people share their love, it helps others find and share their love – which contributes to the attainment of greater knowledge and enlightenment, and of course, to bringing to consciousness what our divine purpose is.

I am oversimplifying here; it is much more complex than this; he went into more detail and he and my other teachers will provide further lessons, but I will save it for another time. He released the information to me that the GOLDEN KEY is that we must simply relax and enjoy the ride. And he concluded my lesson for today by stating that the bottom line is that we need to just “keep on keepin’ on.” When he left, I figured this was a very important song with a very important message, so I plugged “keep on keepin’ on” into YouTube and yes, indeed this song that is very relevant to today’s message about LOVE landed right at the top. It is one that we really all need to pay attention to!

Keep on Keepin’ On – Curtis Mayfield

 

Curtis Mayfield was such a great artist and composer! I did not realize he had passed away at the young age of 57. His music is so beautiful, we need a revival of it and perhaps this is another one of my Sherlock Holmes/My Dear Watson tasks. I remember loving the Superfly movies. This is what Wikipedia says about his legacy:

Mayfield was among the first of a new wave of mainstream African-American R&B performing artists and composers injecting social commentary into their work. This "message music" became extremely popular during the 1960s and 1970s.

Mayfield is remembered for his introduction of social consciousness into R&B and for pioneering the funk style. Many of his recordings with the Impressions became anthems of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and his most famous album, Super Fly, is regarded as an all-time great that influenced many and truly invented a new style of modern black music. Curtis Mayfield.

Wow --- Let’s ALL Move On Up Together!!!!

Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Free Your Spirit - Free Your Soul Mates from Bondage


SunshineToday’s blog is relatively short. I have been doing so much work under the guidance of some very divine Master Teachers and I am a little “burned out” as they say. It will all come together. Aside from that, today’s messages are from other places but they resonate with my purpose in writing these blogs and one of the directions I have been asked to take – and that is soul mate relationships.

In fact, I feel that this is the one of the directions Joe was asking me to take when he asked me to read the excerpt in his book. Here, he is discussing relationships and their symbiotic nature and interconnectedness. While these complex relationships in multiple expressions are extremely important to the research process, we can get nowhere with the research process until we have a thorough understanding and appreciation of our own human interrelationships (with ourselves, others, and nature).

Eros and PsycheThus, this is one reason for the focus on soul mate relationships as being powerful in helping us better understand the symbiotic and synergistic nature of all relationships – which we can then better apply in our educational work and research. If we do not have it “in us” so to speak, we are not going to understand these dynamics “outside of us” – which is the whole point. As long as we continue to see the research “object” as being outside of us and unaffected by us, we will not be able to contribute to greater understanding or construct worthwhile knowledge. This is all explained in the section that Joe gave me to read back on October 8, 2008 (pp.62-67 in Rigour and Complexity: Conceptualizing the Bricolage).

The first critical step is that we must be free to express ourselves. This is absolutely essential. It is a big hurdle to jump in a society that simply does not allow this and that has become so "hegemonic" that most of us self-regulate freedom of expression to an extreme. Our actions are invariably connected to maintaining the status quo in some way which powerfully regulates free expression through multiple means – and it is this status quo that we need to break free from in every way we can.

My Master Teacher provided the soothing song, Return to Innocence by Enigma, that I think will go far in helping people overcome their fears of expressing who they really are and what they really believe (knowing, of course that who we are and what we believe is continuously changing). I had never heard this song before and find it amazingly powerful. Following the song is another reading from Doreen. I was requested to include her reading for today because, also amazing, it is right on target with the message I am supposed to convey.

Return to Innocence - Enigma


That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence

Love, devotion
Feeling, emotion
Love, devotion
Feeling, emotion

Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart, my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence

If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself, don't hide
Just believe in destiny

Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence

That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence

Don't care what people say
Follow just your own way
Don't give up, don't give up
To return, to return to innocence

If you want, then laugh
If you must, then cry
Be yourself, don't hide
Just believe in destiny


How Do We Find Our Soul Mates?
There is nothing we have to “do” to find our soul mates other than what the music video alludes to: be ourselves and freely express who we are to others. Doing so will free up others, including our soul mates, to be who they are. When we then connect in these powerful symbiotic relationships, creativity is unleashed full force empowering all involved to contribute much more than they could individually. The point yesterday was that the most powerful of these soul mate relationships is the twin flame connection which then facilitates and enhances other symbiotic and soul mate relationships, thus magnifying creative potential. As Joe stated in his work on numerous occasions, "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole."



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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Joe DID Talk About Twin Flame Soul Mates In His Book!

The crocuses are already blooming!
Oh, wow, this is incredible! It came to my divine "enlightenment" (due to the crocuses being in bloom as I have mentioned the last few days) that encoded in the very special passage Joe had asked me to read way back on October 8, 2008, is a sweet message about twin flame soul mates! He KNEW! In this passage
(pages 62-67 in his book, Rigour and Complexity in Education Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage) he talked about how during this decade (2001-2011) there will be more twin soul mates matching up and uniting than ever before. He also discussed how through symbiosis and chaos theory (or the butterfly effect) these very special sacred relationships, as they begin to form, will also facilitate more of these relationships as well as other symbiotic relationships that are based on difference.  Ecumenicalism is essential and since he mentioned that three times, it is natural to also associate this ecumenicalism with Christ. Of course he makes it abundantly clear that we are to open our minds to ALL other religious and cultural viewpoints (through ecumenicalism) and he stresses indigenous knowledges as being very important.

twin flamesI must point out here that there are many other meanings to these passages and within these passages that must not get lost, and I will cover them at a later date. However, the interpretation I have provided here is certainly a real one based on Joe’s theory and in my estimation, given that we were both cognizant on some level that we were soul mates, he had a very divine reason to make sure I read this passage and was able to interpret it (eventually) since it was given to me in association with my work on my dissertation. The first time I read it, of course, I only received the message on a subliminal level and focused on the other meanings of the passage, as was clear by my response to him after I had read the passage (but the subliminal level is very effective and powerful).

Hermes: As above, so below and as below, so above.As Joe stated in his book in reference to possible different interpretations, “in the critical eyes of the bricolage dialectics has always been deliciously subversive” (p. 95). He was not kidding. He explained, “In their concern with difference, bricoleurs engage in a critical polysemy as a hermeneutic concept seeking even greater interpretation depth. Avoiding manipulative uses of polysemy, bricoleurs employ the concept to open up for examination tensions with data that may lead to previously unconsidered interpretations” (p. 95). Further, he stresses that interpretation is a creative and productive act that “involves seeing the world anew” in which “the most mundane situation in the eye of the adept bricoleur may be viewed as mysterious and full of lived possibility” (p. 95). This fits the bill here.

This is exactly what one must do to interpret this particular passage and garner the meaning I have from it. I noticed a “tension” in the data Joe gave us here….as I read particular sentences there is a kind of a red flag that rises telling me – hey, what’s going on with this sentence? The structure is a little unusual, for example. Then, using just a tad bit of polysemy combined with hermeneutics – VOILA! The message just jumps right off the page! Joe was an expert bricoleur not only in analyzing other people’s data, but also in constructing his own data (his books) in order to challenge us so that we can become better bricoleurs while we decode his important messages. 

The Gift (Microsoft Image)That’s just one more of the many, many gifts Joe has left us with his work! On top of that, it give us peons a great way to subvert authoritarianism or the demand that things only be interpreted one way that benefits the elite power wielders whereby it’s their way or the highway. I always chose the highway, but now I have Joe’s great theory. As he stated, “Bricoleurs employ polysemy to keep the discussion open around particular phenomena, knowing that authoritarianism operates best when analysis is finalized” (p. 95). Thus, we do not ever want to finalize interpretation – especially if it benefits those in power. This opens up so many doors of possibilities for those of us who have been stomped on at the bottom of the ladder. I am so grateful for this tool Joe left that anyone, even a country hick girl, can use to lift themselves up the hierarchy and restore their ability to imagine and create in order to realize their wildest dreams.

It is not required that anyone believe these words from this country hick girl. The knowledge is actually everywhere now, yet had been hidden so well throughout time due to the religious, educational, political, cultural, psychological, and social indoctrination many of us have been (and continue to be) bombarded with. Those days are rapidly reaching their culmination. The truth is coming out and it is truth that sets us free. There is nothing more freeing than discovering the power of love and what you can co-create as a product of that love.

Tiger for JoeIt’s the Year of the Tiger. It is Joe’s year to shine as that was also his birth year. And in my eyes, he is a bright light guiding the way to a divine and glorious existence for humanity. I will have to write more about twin flame soul mates because it is a part of my destiny to do this – one of my assignments that my Master Teachers have been prodding me to do all along, but the powers that be have stifled me to some extent. It is my most sincere wishes that everyone unites with their own twin flame, and there are multiple ways to experience this. From what I understand each and every one of us has a twin flame soul mate and we are never really separated from them, even though it may feel like we are. Joe even discussed that in this particular passage, stating “Relationships by their very nature position objects in the same space” (p. 64). This could not be demonstrated any better or more powerfully than with the concept of twin flame soul mates. Separate, but always together.

Well, I need to meet with my Master Teacher and see if he would like to add anything else to this blog…

Crystal Rose BlissOur meeting was short today. My teacher asked me to remind those who are skeptical about how I have interpreted this passage that they may need to hone their bricoleur abilities. Doing so will enable them to easily decode this passage and he pointed out that if I can interpret this, anyone can. After all, I am a novice and I only spent a brief time engaging in dialogue with Joe about the bricolage. In other words, if a country hick girl can figure this out, surely anyone can figure it out. He also mentioned that in these twin flame relationships, while they are blissful, the bliss experience keeps growing in intensity for eternity, which is difficult to imagine, of course. As he put it, “What could be more blissful than bliss, right?” I cannot imagine.

Time to get on with my day. I have the special project that my Master Teachers revised for me yesterday to work on, which is very exciting because it is going to be so much fun and it will make some people very happy. Sharing twin flame bliss information is just a one of my great assigned tasks for this enormous mission – which as I mentioned in some previous blogs has been given the title The Code Blue Mission because we are rescuing the Earth. There is much work to be done as most people realize, and thankfully, as I pointed out yesterday, there are literally millions of people working on this project. Are you?

Music for Today
I guess the song for today must be related to an assignment my teacher gave me to make myself “exotic and erotic, mysterious and delicious, a beautiful crystal rose” (a daunting task), but those were his last words before leaving this morning which signifies music.  I will see what YouTube pulls up. I wasn’t sure which words to use so I just plugged them all into the YouTube search, and this appropriate song came up right to the top. It is a great one for all of us to listen to – a sort of musical affirmation that is very uplifting. My teacher always knows exactly what I need to hear (and what others out there need to hear as well!) Have a beautiful day! And remember: You’re so beautiful!
 

Beautiful Crystal - Liu Yi fei



P.S. Yesterday afternoon, my Master Teacher sent me a special message, stating, “A rose for a rose.” That seemed rather cryptic, but I figured most likely it was a song, so I searched the words on YouTube and to the top came this uplifting song by Aretha Franklin, “A Rose is Still a Rose.” This is a great message for all of us women who have been through so much and so I thank my teacher for sending this to me, along with all of his other messages (which I will discuss another time). How rejuvenating! I think this message is important in context with the song above that I received today. So many of us women have been violated in so many ways and we must realize that this in no way impacts our inner beauty. My Master Teacher is just so wonderful in selecting the perfect music to lift us up where we belong.

A Rose Is Still A Rose



As I had stated in my very first blog on this site: Everyone Is Beautiful!

One last thing -- this came in today. Mother Teresa is so important as a role model, especially for women, and here Doreen discusses her activism and her generous. loving contributions throughout the world. For people who do not know Joe's work, he always stressed action, in fact it is incorporated into his educational theory.

 
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Joe’s Perpetual Revolution: It's All About Love

Joe Started a Love Revolution
millions of people (Microsoft)Joe predicted this revolution, which is different from the revolutions many people envision for education because it emanates from a deep, profound, and unconditional  love —and this revolution is now beginning to occur in full force – he called it a “perpetual revolution.” There is no way to stop it, nor should there be. There are now literally millions of people working on this project to create a divine Earth, working both behind the scenes and out in the open. How do I know this? It is all around you, if you look. You need to release the negative in order to see the positive. This is why media must be consumed with great caution, preferably avoiding television and many of the movies produced for the masses. There is no reason to dwell on the negative aspects of these destructive mind control tools. Acknowledge the negative, yes, but move on. If you are one of those who is caught up in the negative, it will become increasingly clear that this approach will become less effective.

Hopefully, you are a part of the revolution (Dreaming Bear calls it a Lovelution) or you will join in soon. The more the better! Reading Joe’s book Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction will help you with transitioning from the old to the new. I recommend reading it cover-to-cover because it will bring to your conscious awareness a deep understanding of the negative forces, help you transmute them through a sort of word alchemy or magic that Joe used (Remember: The pen is mightier than the sword, as we learned the day before yesterday, February 27) and by the end of the book you will have been guided to a higher consciousness with great vision for a positive future. It may not take effect immediately, but the seeds will be planted and they do grow, sprout, and blossom. There really is such a thing as magic.

Same Mission, New Plans!
crocusI just got out of my morning lesson with my Master Teacher and I am so excited. I had not been happy with the way the project my teachers had given me was turning out and I was kind of stuck. Well, all of my teachers, friends, and advisors with their great minds got together and today they have given me a totally new direction. Same project, but a brand new approach. My teacher explained that there are just too many teachers out there right now who are indoctrinated and locked into their dictated and dictatorial approaches to teaching and too many administrators who are closed minded for the moment for the approach I had initially started (this will change in the future, but we cannot wait for these people). We have a better idea and not only that, it is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!! I will keep you all updated. This is just a prime example of why we should never take things under our own control through plans, outlines, and blueprints. Our Master Teachers always have the view of the big picture and they can redirect us at the perfect moment. We just  need to be open and flexible. As I noted yesterday, the crocuses are just beginning to bloom. I anticipate that by the time the Roses start blooming, some very major and wonderful things will be happening.

Crystal RoseAs my teacher was leaving this morning, he said, “You Go Girl – My Crystal Rose.” Well I knew Crystal Rose just had to be song so I did my ritual plugging into You Tube and look what it brought up! "Take Me Back" - Crystal Rose (below). This song is so relevant to my life in so many ways. I have definitely traveled down the wrong road at times in my life and I have hooked up with the wrong kind of men and my first marriage was a total disaster.  I am sure most of us can relate to traveling the wrong road in our lifetimes. Today, it does not matter. It can easily all be transmuted through the violet flame, which I wrote about yesterday – check it out! Do some research on the violet flame. It is so soothing. Try taking a hot bath as you view the violet flames. You might have to close your eyes to see the them. They will take all your troubles and cares away and create that “bliss” feeling. You will love it!


Take Me Back – Crystal Rose



And remember: Joe said we need to be “ecumenical.” That is such wise advice. Even though the Bible and religions may have some things wrong, Jesus was a real person and now he is an Ascended Master who can help us all through his great love. He is a great teacher if you do not know who your own personal Master Teachers are or even if you do know – he is everyone’s Master Teacher. And there are many others.

Oh, let’s not forget “
You Go Girl.” Here’s the great music video that came up (there is a message here that seems to continue from yesterday's messages. I will explain that in more detail in the future).

U Go Girl - Lee Hyori


Crystal rose image courtesy of data wall papers
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The above are links to my blogs. I did not know at the time of writing them, especially when I first began, that I was recording my Spiritual Journey of Ascension with Joe, who is my Twin Flame (which I also did not know when I began this journey, but I have provided undeniable evidence in my dissertation and much more evidence since writing it). All I knew when I began this journey after Joe’s death (by which I had been extremely traumatized) was that I was compelled to write the blogs, every day at first, and I seemed to have been getting instructions from Joe and from “Above.” I did not understand how the Celestial Spirits were guiding us along our journey nor the Power they have due to their Love connection to God (as Joe tells us over and over again in his work, there is nothing more powerful than love). My connection to Joe connected me powerfully to his love and to God’s Love, through the Holy Spirit. My experiences as recorded in the blogs proves what Joe has taught us about the power of love—over and over again (I’m a slow learner, for which I feel sad. I was totally asleep when I met Joe and did not even believe in soulmates. I hope you will not be as slow a learner as I have been). Nevertheless, what an amazing, beautiful journey it has been! It’s full of adventure, mystery, learning about the world, learning about our past, present and future, and engaging in super fun and sometime hilarious treasure hunts.

If you want to follow the path and connect to God’s amazing Love, begin reading at the first link 2009.05.03 and move forward. You will learn a lot!! I did. And there are millions of Celestial Spirits just waiting to serve as your personal teachers and guides. They want to take you treasure hunting (they do know where the treasures are) and guide you along your own personal path just like they did for me. I will not be writing any more blogs here because now I will be teaching Joe’s material “up above” and continuing along yet another amazing path. You can follow along the next leg of our journey by clicking on the links to the various courses, treasure hunt quests, etc.  We are creating multiple paths now in multiple directions. Are you ready?

There is something for everyone! All you need to do is engage sincerely with seeking knowledge and spreading love in the world, and then God’s magic will appear in your life too…no more suffering…only love, bliss, joy, passionate engagement with learning—for everyone, infinitely and eternally. God is Good!! Check it out! 20160227-1330 Rewards Of Developing My Will To Love

~ Vanessa, April 9, 2016

 


 

Blogs

 

The Next Leg of the Journey

 

The Heart of the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage

 

Joe Kincheloe’s Nine-Step Dance: It’s Complicated but a Lot of Fun!

 

Writing a Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage Research Proposal Is Like Trying to Fit a Round Peg into a Square Hole

 

Writing Research Proposals for Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage, Part 2: If We Knew What We Were Going to Find We Wouldn’t Be Calling It Research

 

How Great Works Are Destroyed and Why Joining Kincheloe's Perpetual Revolution Is So Important

Chapter 3 of My Dissertation, Troy Richardson's Article, and On the Road Again

 

How Creating New Realities Empowers Us: Using Critical Complex Epistemology and the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage to Wrap Our Minds Around Change

 

Joe Kincheloe’s “Dream Project”: The Critical Science of Complexity

   

Joe’s Radical Love: Freedom and Justice for All

   

When Human Decency and Ethics Collide with Job Responsibilities: “I’m just doing my job!”

   

The MUSIC during Yesterday’s Eager Beaver Pacific Coast Treasure Hunt and Birthday Bonanza: Another Epistemological Road Trip

Signs, Symbols, and Semiotics: Appreciate the Little Things PLUS the Keys to Dangerous Knowledge, Keys #1 and #2

Continuing the Discussion of the Keys to Dangerous Knowledge: DNA and The Word (Still on Key #2, moving toward Key #3)

Why Do We Need Joe's Critical Complex Epistemology and Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage? 

Dangerous Mission: “Quantum Activism” and “Feminizing” the Sciences

Dear Scholars, Students, Researchers, Teachers, ALL:

Offsetting Thanatos with Eros Love

The Scams All Around You and Why It’s So Important That You Do Your Own Research

 

THE WORD has Come Down: An Update about the Bricolage Quick-Start Guides

BRICOLAGE QUICK-START D.I.Y. GUIDE: The Secrets to A+ Papers

What Freire’s Omission Has Cost Me: If Only I Had Known that I ALWAYS KNEW Joe—Sooner

New Alternatives for Education: How About Lifelong Learning?

The BRICOLAGE QUICK-START D.I.Y. GUIDE and On to the Next Level: Fourth Dimension Research

An Exciting Message from the Cosmos, Music, Remedial Physics, and Why Joe was a Greater Genius than Michio Kaku

From Classical Physics to Theoretical Physics vis-à-vis the Multidimensional Critical Complex Bricolage

 Treasure Hunt Blogs

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“As a child I wanted so desperately for magic to be real. I would work for hours collecting what I hoped were just the right combination of ingredients to make some type of magic potion that would provide me with special powers….I found such magic in words viewed in a postformal matrix and I observe and practice that magic everyday.” (Kincheloe, 2006, Reading, Writing, Thinking, p. 13)
 
 
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