Monday, September 14, 2009

Thinking is Good




The "no pundit zone" experiment is going well. I'm reading news stories, but skipping all editorials and analysis type articles, for the time being at least. What I'm finding is that I really have to think when someone else isn't telling me how I should approach "the news." What I'm discovering is: thinking is good!!

After Ted Kennedy's funeral, I looked for stories that sounded more like biographies than tributes or obituaries. In obituaries and tributes, the writer chooses what's important about a person's life. That's also true in biographies, of course, but they seem to my eye to be more complete, more historical. I wanted to get a sense of the trajectory of his life rather than read about what made him famous. What I decided about Ted is that after he got his act together, sometime in middle age, he became a truly great senator. Mistakes were made, and I don't think he ever stopped drinking, but in later life, he was a force for good in the world. May he rest in peace.

I'm not thinking I'll never listen to the pundits again. I'm sure Merle Sneed (for instance) can listen/read them without being swayed. I'll need to practice for awhile, thinking for myself. You can almost see the dust bunnies blowing out of my brain these days. I am loving it and so is my brain.

In the meantime, as often happens at this time of year, I am receiving a huge download of psychic information. I don't know why but when I receive visions, I receive a ton of them. Too many, in fact. It's mesmerizing and intoxicating, so I usually just go with it. Ordinarily right around this time of year I'm glassy eyed and strange, more in alternate realities than here on planet Earth. For the first time in my life I'm using psychic barriers to hold a big chunk of these visions at bay. I'm giving myself time to sift through the visions, one at a time. I swear it never occured to me before that psychic downloads could be anything other than big ole hallucinogenic-like benders. Wow.

Strangely, what I'm doing in the psychic realms feels a whole lot like what I'm doing with the world of news media, taking on what I can and holding the rest of it at arm's length, thinking for myself. I wonder why I've never tried this before? Interesting.


Life is but a dream.

21 comments:

glnroz said...

I am thinking too..I just Rowed my boat over(as i do most every day, weekeday-no internet at home) and had coffee with you post. Noone, i think, can totally understand, but I felt good after reading, thanx.

glnroz said...

I am thinking too..I just Rowed my boat over(as i do most every day, weekeday-no internet at home) and had coffee with you post. Noone, i think, can totally understand, but I felt good after reading, thanx.

willow said...

I'm fascinated by your psychic info. Do you write it in a journal?

Liza said...

"I am receiving a huge download of psychic information"
Wow Reya, that is fantastic.
I'm with Willow, do you keep a journal?

Bee said...

The photographs of the changing leaves and blue sky; WOW; I feel like I can SMELL THE AIR.

Is it something about fall, some crackle in the air, that lets all of the psychic information in?

Merle Sneed said...

Reya, I haven't heard a pundit since I don't know when. I have tried to develop the practice of reading the news and then thinking about what I think it means.

Elizabeth said...

This all ties in with what we were saying earlier about knee-jerk responses right and left.
Some people are just too damn persuasive.
My poor old mum, god rest her soul, used to believe the very last person who talked to her....
As for psychic info
not quite sure how much of it one can deal with

but the weather is stunning pretty and fresh and lovely.

California Girl said...

Reya: I know when my "gut" or "inner voice" tells me something. I am in touch with that. but, how do I know if I've had a vision? I don't think I have them unless they are in my dreams which are often very clear and detailed but disappear from memory if I don't write them down when I awake (which I never do) You've spoken of apparitions, etc. but do you have other types of visions? I would so like to be more in touch with my own energy.

Nancy said...

I could use a few inspiring visions.

Linda Sue said...

Whenever I come to your blog I empty my mind and just let it roll over and through me..I laughed at the word "pundit" and thought of it as something one does with a ball in the yard- Pundit!
The photo of the leaves against the bluest sky - like delicate old ladies with a bit of blush dressed in weathered worn silk, looking up and forward to the day when they will fly- soon now...

ellen abbott said...

I find myself avoiding it all, pundits and news. It only makes me negative and I don't want to exude negative energy.

re the visions. maybe you didn't realize that you had the ability to slow down the transmission until you activated the part of your brain that you are now using.

lakeviewer said...

You are getting ready for the next season, by clearing your house, burning the debris, regulate what come in. Your mood, like your psychic energy is an old ritual we were all connected to at one time.

Reya Mellicker said...

Linda Sue, I love that- punt those pundits, as far away as possible!

And yes Merle, you are my mentor, even though you didn't apply for the position. It's hard to think for myself! Good, though.

Willow and Liza, my visions are not secrets. I'll write a post about the current down load, and yes California Girl I receive actual pictures, images, visions, just like psychics everywhere on earth throughout time.

C.G. - Don't dismiss your dreams - please start writing them down. I'm always flabbergasted by the creativity in my dreams. Wow. I came up with THAT?

Reya Mellicker said...

And YES I do write everything down in a journal. Sometimes I draw schematics of the visions, too. But as I said, none of what is coming to me is secret. I will reveal all - tomorrow. After my big day of work I'm tired ...

steven said...

hi reya, my colleagues ask me to think less. to stop thinking about thinking. they want me to be simple. i don't know how. i love to feel, sense, be, know, do things and wear their connections in my thoughts. but there are times when all of that pouring into me - well it feels like it should block much of the rest of what i am aware of - the knowing of the other worlds in similar detail. so i get how quieting the noise of this world allows the others to show up in abundance. "reveal all" reya!! peace. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Steven, what a silly request from your colleagues.

Whenever people talk about "living simply" I have to laugh. Life is NOT simple, not ever. Oh well.

Dan Gurney said...

Reya, your comment to Steven brings this to mind, (not that following these directions will make life simple, mind you...) from Richard Brautigan:

1. Get enough food to eat, and eat it.

2. Find a place to sleep where it is quiet, sleep there.

3. Reduce intellectual and emotional noise until you arrive at the silence of yourself, and listen to it.

4.

I am... said...

I wanna be like Reya. Pundit free. It's my new mantra.

Minka said...

Thinking IS good, but I don't believe everybody reads the news this way. Good post!

karen said...

I love the idea of your pundit free zone! The psychic downloads sound amazing, not that I've ever really experienced anything as intense - wow! Also, thanks for sharing that affirmation a few posts back - it really is beautiful!

Barbara Martin said...

Reya, you have to put up blocks, because visions like internet web pages sometimes have attachments.

Keeping an open mind and thinking about what comes and goes is excellent. Though I have found that this creates more questions, resulting in a further searches.