Rantings of a Professional Blogger
Apologies to my readers….I just spent the last hour writing today’s blog, a continuation of “Voices in Your Head”. I just finished the blog, signed it, clicked “save” and WordPress freaked out. I was booted off the system, had to log back in and my whole entire blog…all 800 words WAS LOST! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! (If this was my other blog…I would be adding a few colorful words here.) So, apparently we are NOT writing about truth today. Instead, I’m being asked to make a few observations about what seems to be going on in the universe this week. Not my normal venue….but here goes.
It All Started with Tattoos
Ok, not really, but it was the confirmation of things strange and unusual. I do regular business with one of the local tattoo shops and have come to be friends with the owners and artists there. Last night ALL of them posted (on Facebook) about strange happenings at the shop. They called it a “Crackhead” day. Strange people. Strange requests. Bizarre expectations and behaviors. Not a normal day at Oshkosh Tattoo. I wouldn’t normally throw this into the category of “a universe in chaos” except that I have been experiencing strange feelings, emotions, observations, encounters in my own life of late. And it seems I’m not alone. Everyone I know is reporting overall weirdness.
Here is what is being reported: Overwhelming grief. Unnamed Rage. Inexplicable anxiety. Uncharacteristic restlessness. All of these feelings would normally be explainable if we took the time to look within. The reports I am hearing is that people are taking the time to look within and there is nothing there. No reason for the grief. Nothing to really be angry about. No reason to be anxious. It just seems to be showing up. And if there is something there- the outward response seems to be disproportionate to the underlying cause. To a person that is aware and who is taking the time to look within, to incorporate tools of self-healing and comfort, this is a strange time, but one they can certainly be present to. To someone who is not aware or has never taken time to go within, these experiences will tend to come out sideways in strange, irrational, erratic, perhaps even violent behavior. Hence, “Crackhead Day.”
What is it?
Quite frankly, I have no idea what this seeming universal chaos is all about. But I can’t help but look at the Casey Anthony verdict as an other example of complete strangeness. I don’t get it. I don’t know what is up with the universe. But this case sure seems to reflect this overall weirdness. Strange. Bizarre. Inexplicable. The universe just isn’t right and we are all feeling the effects.
What to do?
The good news is that as the universe seems to be having some sort of temper tantrum or explosive purging, there are things we can do the ride the waves of the bizarre.
- Be out in nature
- Take care of ourselves through healthy foods, exercise, creative activities
- Jealously guard our boundaries – only spend time with those who are loving and supportive of who we are
- Cleanse – take a bath, drink lots of water, smudge our homes and offices
While we might not be able to avoid “Crackhead Day” or the experiences of a universe in chaos, we can ride the waves and know that this too shall pass.
Authentic Freedom Ministries