The Meaning of Life

February 6, 2017

No one knows the exact meaning of life!  We all have a personal interpretation of it. But one thing that is certain: we are not meant to go through our lives worrying about every detail that crosses our paths.  The result of doing this manifests mental and physical damage to our minds and bodies, and can literally ruin our lives!
That which seems so important to us, things that often occupy our attention and fill our days with stress, are results, not causes; they are secondary, not first. We are so busy or so shaken with our outer lives, we forget what our goals are, and even if we remember and reach them, we are still left restless and dissatisfied.
Sometimes when we wonder what the real meaning of life is, we let our thoughts get heavy and desperate. We forget the wonder and joy of every day.  It is easy to do in this world.
Life is not to be explained in terms of aims and ends and goals, but only in terms of living this moment, moment after moment.
Life is consciousness. There is a direct relationship between our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs and what happens in our lives.  We are NOT powerless pawns whose experiences are determined by other people and worldly conditions.
Stress management techniques and various trainings are a powerful ally to thousands of people who seek to express dominion over their circumstances, and really change their lives.
Before you can have dominion over your circumstances, you MUST have DOMINION over your oxygen and your body. It sounds simple, but truthfully, how many times today have you thought about your breathing or done something positive for your body?
“Mind, body and spirit” are all finely woven together to become your life. Whether negative and unhealthy, or positive and healthy, your life is pretty much your choice. You just have to make the decision to really change from within yourself.
As we think we create brain cell impressions.  Remember that any state of mind manifests itself as our experience.  When you are grounded and relaxed, you are in control of your body’s responses, you will create positive and powerful brain cell impressions.
Remember:  Any consciousness or state of mind will linger. When we are angry the feelings often remain with us for hours.  When we are happy the joy can color our world beautifully can be lasting too.
Memories will stir the emotions repeatedly, IF we allow that to happen. The winds of turmoil hits all of us, but if you can accept, adapt, and control your response to whatever you need to, by using your oxygen and thereby controlling your bodily responses, you will change your life for the better (and the lives of those around you).  By taking charge of your thoughts you can eliminate a problem that you are worried about that might never take place.
ANY change takes practice, practice, practice, and then the knowledge and belief it will work.  We have miracles stored up within! It sounds like work – but it is opening a door to a new life, and a new you!
Go forth in spite of all difficulties.  Every day new vistas, and new revelations will come to you.  By the science of controlling your own life energy, you will master subtle gifts you have been given.  You have the capacity to change your life through your own CHOICES.
Think: strength and peace and transcend the lack of harmony and contradictions of life.  Mistakes and errors are in your mind.  Let your soul force (your life’s breath) drive the negative from you.  Our lives are largely our perceptions from within, even more so than conditions without.  Cultivate harmony from within and you will spread it to others.
Everywhere you go, even into the most incongruous circumstances, you will be able to find and nurture an underlying harmony.
Always take a slow and mindful breath, and then exhale slowly too. Whenever you feel you are out of control, stop. Use your oxygen. Be in charge of slowing your mind and your body’s responses. It is a MIRACLE you carry with you.

You don’t have to think about it as it is a natural act…your breathing. But you can find the miracle of life if you take a moment or two and use your oxygen mindfully.
Think before you speak.  Choose a positive response to the situation, and you will find a “new you” emerging.

You can read this and then go on to something else, or you can dissect it and re-read it and REALLY choose to leave your “out of control” life behind, and do the easiest exercise in the world to reinvent your life…BREATHE!

The meaning of life? Who knows! But whatever it is, YOU HAVE the OPTION of being in charge of YOU and enjoying each moment on the journey to see what happens next!

(I am not kidding about this. I broke my back almost four years ago, and went from partially paralyzed in a wheelchair, having to learn to walk again..baby steps, using a cane and starting what I have left of life over….yesterday I ventured out without a cane! I attribute this to lots of prayer, and lots of challenges being met with BREATHING, BREATHING, BREATHING! I want YOU to climb the mountain with me.)

What science says about the brains of Democrats and Republicans

January 31, 2017

Did a bit of research and am posting some of what I found.  I thought it quite interesting.———-

Here’s What Science Says About the Brains of Democrats and Republicans

Author: Dylan Goldstein

“Researchers investigated the emotional differences between the two groups and found that when faced with risky decision-making, the amygdalae of Republicans fire at a greater rate than those of Democrats. This suggests that Republicans might be relatively more influenced by emotions in their decision-making process. What’s more, a study found that conservatives were aroused to a greater extent than liberals when shown disturbing images, such as those depicting infested wounds. Simply put, it appears that the conservative brain is more sensitive to stimuli that carry emotional weight.

Research shows that individuals who are more engaged in politics exhibit greater firing in the amygdala and ventral striatum while viewing statements consistent with their partisan ties. The amygdala is linked to emotional importance, while the ventral striatum is linked to reward value. Thus, political fanatics seem to find heightened intrinsic satisfaction to ideologies with which they agree.

These findings suggest that as we trudge deeper into the political world, we become more and more tied to our respective political parties. Scientists believe this may build a feedback loop that fuels polarization in the political world, motivating us to selectively seek out information that confirms our pre-existing beliefs. Even if we attempt to break from this self-perpetuating cycle, research also suggests underlying neural mechanisms that impede our capacity to empathize with members of the political out-group. It’s as if we are programmed in a way that is less than helpful for seeing alternative points of view.

Back in 1796, George Washington offered the nation some unheeded words of advice: beware of political parties.

Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think is a 1996 book by cognitive linguist George Lakoff. It argues that conservatives and liberals hold two different conceptual models of morality. Conservatives have a Strict father model in which people are made good through self-discipline and hard work, everyone is taken care of by taking care of themselves. Liberals have a nurturant parent model in which everyone is taken care of by helping each other.

Conservatives have more structured and persistent cognitive styles,” said Carola Salvi, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in cognitive psychology at Northwestern and RIC.

Liberals were more likely than conservatives to achieve solutions with a sudden insight or “Aha!” In contrast, both groups achieved roughly an equal number of solutions through gradual, analytical processing.”

The Harsh Realities of Life

January 30, 2017

Each morning I awake thankfully. Since the election all forms of communication have been inundated with headlines – one in conflict with the other. Each side of the aisle believes their position to be the correct one. Families bark echoed verbiage, almost frantically about fears that we are on the brink of a precipice about to fall into the gates of hell.

This is not the first time there has been radical differences in governing forces. What is so amazing to me is that no one seems to have faith we will recover and move along as we always have before. “This is the election that will bury us” some say. I say no.

It is also amazing to me that no one has mentioned a reason that I think really might be behind the upheaval. For decades the Democrat party has been in charge of everything. I am not the critique of what they have or haven’t done.

I just feel from my gut that there are so many hard-core politicians that have been feeding off of their positions in government and have had no reason to give up their cush positions. Twenty or thirty years of amazing salaries, limos, air transportation, guards, positions that allow them to be in the “celebrity” category. Time to vacation and play, and everyone in the common citizenry falling all over them to please them.

My goodness – why would anyone want to give up his or her job. Politicians have normally been in the millionaire category financially….the last few years the status has gone leaped to multi-million, billionaire status.

If I had that the of position it would be difficult to be ousted, kicked out of the “club” and out the door of unlimited power and the power of pork!

I wanted something to change. Millions of people wanted something to change. You’ve heard it: there is no longer a middle class – it dropped to just above poor. But those people still pay the majority of income taxes. Its true.

I wanted change too. I don’t want the poor to be ignored any more. I don’t want our citizens to loose jobs because taxes on corporations have sent them elsewhere. I NEVER want a child to be hungry or hurt – anywhere in the world. But the truth is we CANNOT bring every child on the planet to America. We have many children here that need help too.

I want LEGAL immigrants to be able to join us – after we are assured they are not Isis coming in as immigrants – as they have said they will. Every country that has allowed unlimited immigrants in has had a tragedy of violence come with them.

Many countries have border walls. We need to monitor those who come in, and they need to come in first legally and NOT breaking the law upon arrival. I want drug lords and violent criminals to be caught and returned to their country.

Of course within the dictates of filtering the bad from the good, there may be a few innocents who are “temporarily” (I pray), in a position of separation from family. Better this than a hundred innocents blown to pieces by a terrorist bomb. This is a harsh reality. Internal dissension rather than internal war and violence as in many other countries.
Lastly, there have always been Americans fighting for rights and that is part of what is so beautiful about America…the right to voice differences, new thoughts and hopes. The voice of change. But let that voice be heard with peaceful cries and not  perverted and twisted bellows of filth and disorder. I applaud those who march with relevant signs stating goals and seeking peace and alternative ideas. I just believe that when children are watching and listening, we should remember they will learn what they see and hear. It’s as simple as that. Do you want them to seem ignorant and crass or educated and eloquent in speech – arm in arm for a purpose. Strength need not slip into the gutter. It is beneath the decent and intelligent women with goals to better lives for everyone.

Speak to one another as in peaceful conversation. If you differ in opinion, listen and learn – you can still respect others thoughts, and move forward intelligently on what you believe is right.
Don’t belittle each other. Work on your goals with those who have like goals. Talk and remember we all want peace and love for the children of the future. Let’s teach them by example.

You can’t change anyone else.

January 2, 2017

approaching-stormYou can change. You cannot change anyone else. He or she can change, but it will only happen for some people when they have gone “as far as they can go” – the other way.

Keep praying. Keep hope.

There will be a day when strong groups meld together and keep the faith silently, as eons before now. Many will loose hope and try to find another way. Never loose hope. In our hearts is a cornerstone that must be recognized before the heart can function wholly. The emptiness within will never be filled until acknowledgement that this is the way of things…once and for all.

Do not play with fire. Do not arouse unseen things that you have little knowledge of unless you are able to be certain which way the wind blows. If your feet stand firmly and heart unshaken in the face of fear. Look to the East. There is always a way, but to find it you must follow your path and open your heart to understanding and forgiveness.

 

 

 

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

December 6, 2016

I am so passionate about so many subjects, I barely know where to begin. Will anything I say matter? Will anything anyone does matter? Or will the power of the media sway all thinking so there is always racial division and concern about a presidency that has yet to begin.

Did your mama ever tell you “Stop worrying! Ninety nine percent of what you worry about will never come to fruition.” I have found that to be true over my lifetime! Such a small percentage, of EVEN LIFE-CHANGING events have had the power over me (and my choices in responding,) to take away a free and happy life.

Of course we all find mountains to climb, and sometimes we choose different paths of travel, but with the same goals in mind, do we not always have the choice to work together as best we can until we can work out a way to join paths and unite once again. I believe it is part of what makes us human – the willingness to PEACEFULLY be able to “make things work.”

Life is a teacher to unwilling students.

God forbid I would discourage anyone – that is not what I was born for – but honestly, I spent so much of my life “worrying” about so many things, I find it amazing that I have done as much as I have done in my life! In the state of “worry”, there is (as Churchill said) “Nothing to fear but fear itself!

Don’t get lost in your own rhetoric… if you do you will loose the value of each moment we have = and the moments are all we have! I guarantee that. I had ten years or more stolen from me in a moment. I am grateful I had lived my life thus far, as I chose. Now it is doing the best that I can in a limited world I had not known.

Please do not forget now. Nothing has happened yet. Likely-and I wish I were 20 – NOTHING will…We still must move onward and upward.

This post is important!

November 29, 2016

I wrote a post of Facebook this morning and I want as many people who happen by to read and share it….Marsha J. O’Brien

BE SAFE!  KEEP your families, self, and friends AWARE………In Ca. with AB109, Proposition 57 passing, and such poverty and need – it will not get easier.  BE PREPARED!

 


 

 

IMPORTANT

November 15, 2016

I THINK WE SHOULD BE discussing this! This is important enough for all Californian and nearby states to pay attention to for your families and children. This prop just passed. It is entitled:

“ Proposition 57 Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016.”……………………………………………………………………………..

(Sounds good, however, we all need to read “the fine print” on this one!)

“Things like use of a date rape drug, physical child abuse, spousal abuse, those are not consider a serious and violent crime,”

Susan Fisher, former chair of the parole board (and sister of a murder victim)

10’s of thousands WILL BE RELEASED.

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“In California, the following crimes are not technically considered “violent,” so therefore, qualify as “non-serious, non-violent offense” eligible for early release in Governor Brown’s Proposition 57….

(I am listing only a few in each category. For full list see reference below.)

Terrorism-related crimes – Exploding or attempting to explode a destruction device in a specified place (e.g. health facility, place of worship, bookstore, library, courthouse,……

Possession of a restricted, biological agent.

Mingling Poison or harmful substance with any food, drink, or medicine, or placing a poison or harmful substance in a spring, well, or water supply.

Domestic Violence crimesDomestic violence resulting in traumatic condition.

Violating restraining order that involves credible threat of violence.

Stalking when defendant has prior felony conviction for domestic violence.

Elder/Dependent Adult abuse – False imprisonment of an elder or dependent adult by violence, menace, fraud or deceit.

Inflicting physical pain or mental suffering on an elder or dependent adult..

Caretaker committing theft, embezzlement, forgery, fraud or identity theft against an elder.

Gang Related Crimes – Active participation in a criminal street gang.

Carrying a loaded firearm or in a vehicle where the defendant has a prior felony conviction….etc.

Violating restrained order that involved credible threat of violence.

Making a credible threat to cause serious bodily injury and within 30 days entering the victim’s residence or workplace with intent to carry out the threat.

The state will save hundreds of millions on this passing. However many others not listed will be eligible under this prop. Included is rape to an unconscious victim, corporal punishment to a child, human traffic/ sex acts with minor, drive by shooting hate crimes, rape by intoxication – ETC. ETC.

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Lock and load…or do whatever it is you do to keep your family safe. The last group of early releases look like a group of babies in comparison to what is going to happen…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Reference:   www.klaaskids.org/blog/?p=2509)

I THINK WE SHOULD BE discussing this! This is important enough for all Californian and nearby states to pay attention to for your families and children. This prop just passed. It is entitled:

 

 

“ Proposition 57 Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016.”

……………………………………………………………………………..

(Sounds good, however, we all need to read “the fine print” on this one!)

 

 

“Things like use of a date rape drug, physical child abuse, spousal abuse, those are not consider a serious and violent crime,”

Susan Fisher, former chair of the parole board (and sister of a murder victim)

 

10’s of thousands WILL BE RELEASED.

—————————————————————————————–

“In California, the following crimes are not technically considered “violent,” so therefore, qualify as “non-serious, non-violent offense” eligible for early release in Governor Brown’s Proposition 57….

 

Terrorism-related crimes – Exploding or attempting to explode a destruction device in a specified place (e.g. health facility, place of worship, bookstore, library, courthouse,……

 

Possession of a restricted, biological agent.

 

Mingling Poison or harmful substance with any food, drink, or medicine, or placing a poison or harmful substance in a spring, well, or water supply.

 

 

Domestic Violence crimesDomestic violence resulting in traumatic condition.

 

Violating restraining order that involves credible threat of violence.

 

Stalking when defendant has prior felony conviction for domestic violence.

 

 

Elder/Dependent Adult abuse – False imprisonment of an elder or dependent adult by violence, menace, fraud or deceit.

 

Inflicting physical pain or mental suffering on an elder or dependent adult..

 

Caretaker committing theft, embezzlement, forgery, fraud or identity theft against an elder.

 

 

Gang Related Crimes – Active participation in a criminal street gang.

 

 

Carrying a loaded firearm or in a vehicle where the defendant has a prior felony conviction….etc.

 

Violating restrained order that involved credible threat of violence.

 

Making a credible threat to cause serious bodily injury and within 30 days entering the victim’s residence or workplace with intent to carry out the threat.

 

The state will save hundreds of millions on this passing. However many others not listed will be eligible under this prop. Included is rape to an unconscious victim, corporal punishment to a child, human traffic/ sex acts with minor, drive by shooting hate crimes, rape by intoxication – ETC. ETC.

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Lock and load…..or do whatever it is you do to keep your family safe. The last group of early releases look like a group of babies in comparison to what is going to happen…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I THINK WE SHOULD BE discussing this! This is important enough for all Californian and nearby states to pay attention to for your families and children. This prop just passed. It is entitled:

 

 

“ Proposition 57 Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016.”

……………………………………………………………………………..

(Sounds good, however, we all need to read “the fine print” on this one!)

 

 

“Things like use of a date rape drug, physical child abuse, spousal abuse, those are not consider a serious and violent crime,”

Susan Fisher, former chair of the parole board (and sister of a murder victim)

 

10’s of thousands WILL BE RELEASED.

—————————————————————————————–

“In California, the following crimes are not technically considered “violent,” so therefore, qualify as “non-serious, non-violent offense” eligible for early release in Governor Brown’s Proposition 57….

 

Terrorism-related crimes – Exploding or attempting to explode a destruction device in a specified place (e.g. health facility, place of worship, bookstore, library, courthouse,……

 

Possession of a restricted, biological agent.

 

Mingling Poison or harmful substance with any food, drink, or medicine, or placing a poison or harmful substance in a spring, well, or water supply.

 

 

Domestic Violence crimesDomestic violence resulting in traumatic condition.

 

Violating restraining order that involves credible threat of violence.

 

Stalking when defendant has prior felony conviction for domestic violence.

 

 

Elder/Dependent Adult abuse – False imprisonment of an elder or dependent adult by violence, menace, fraud or deceit.

 

Inflicting physical pain or mental suffering on an elder or dependent adult..

 

Caretaker committing theft, embezzlement, forgery, fraud or identity theft against an elder.

 

 

Gang Related Crimes – Active participation in a criminal street gang.

 

 

Carrying a loaded firearm or in a vehicle where the defendant has a prior felony conviction….etc.

 

Violating restrained order that involved credible threat of violence.

 

Making a credible threat to cause serious bodily injury and within 30 days entering the victim’s residence or workplace with intent to carry out the threat.

 

The state will save hundreds of millions on this passing. However many others not listed will be eligible under this prop. Included is rape to an unconscious victim, corporal punishment to a child, human traffic/ sex acts with minor, drive by shooting hate crimes, rape by intoxication – ETC. ETC.

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Lock and load…..or do whatever it is you do to keep your family safe. The last group of early releases look like a group of babies in comparison to what is going to happen…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever

November 11, 2016

Totally not what I was going to write!

If you aren’t old yet, listen up. This is serious business. I know, you are young and this is your time to party and kick back and do what you want to do. K. I get that. HOWEVER, time is like a huge dog hovering over you as you lay flat on your back…his teeth are white and pointed and his slobber is quickly lengthening to reach the cheek of your face, and then who knows where. Time slips by quickly. Blink and you are in the next decade, and then the next and the next…
If you are NOT mature and prepared to flow into changes (and who the hell is), you may be in for serious trouble. There are no golden years. I’d like to slap the bitch that authored that misnomer and drop her like sand on a sandwich all over the place.

No one will really have time to really care. No one will really understand, though they will try. If I slap you in the face will anyone else feel it? I think not. Try being injured and not recovering. Try being disabled. Try just being older and seeing what reactions you will get. No need in trying – it will happen soon enough.

Even those that love you won’t know what the F…to do. They try, it’s not that they don’t. I only can think it is in God’s plan to make to them, an older person, so irritable and dependent, that the family will feel good when they are released from the burden…you know, the person dies. For sure WAY before that person dies they will be tired and really ready to be relieved of the trauma of aging and disability.

Getting old is lonely and difficult. no matter how much they love you, it is “their time”, and you have to get that. It would just be easier if a person’s mind would age at the same time the body takes a dump!

It is a conundrum.
(look it up if you are not familiar with the word…it is) a good one.

Go to bed.  It is late here.  Get some sleep and wake up and stretch and breathe before you get up.  I’m serious.  Do it!  Seriously. I can’t write any more because I am better than exhausted me.  Night Night.

Picking up the pieces

September 25, 2016

 

I opened the refrigerator and saw the crystal bowl, as if in slow motion, drop in waves and then hit the floor with a mighty sound of glass splintering and grapes breaking off into all directions.

People use God’s name is so many situations. Thank God it’s cooled down. Thank God no one was hurt. Thank God the storm was less than expected. I often wonder if the name of God is even recognized any more, and if God has become just a phrase to express relief. I wonder if people really mean THANK GOD.

Thank God no splinters flew into the eyes of my puppy, standing off a far, looking as if he had done something wrong. I wondered if he would run off to the “naughty room”, his dog house, as he does when he carries something in his mouth that doesn’t belong there.

No, thank God he stood still and just watched, along with my good old girl, Dakota. Black as the night, wide eyed as children, they just waited for some reaction from me. To their surprise, I laughed. Why not.

My husband says to open any door or cupboard anywhere in the house is like looking for a bomb to explode. This time he was right. No one got cut. The bowl was just a material object, and the only other loss was a bunch of grapes.

I cleaned everything up. Looked at the precarious position of an opened twelve pack of Ginger Ale, I and decided to leave them where they were on the third shelf. Why not live dangerously….

It was so much easier to laugh and smile than to let the current situation overcome my senses and my life. I knew this too would pass.

Now think of politics. Let it go. It is not going to be life-changing to throw away all the moments and days we spend worrying. Let it go, and as it’s been said many times before….

Let it go and let God! The only control we really have is our response to life. I tried being miserable and it sucked. So I gave it up.

Dream

September 19, 2016

I recently saw a movie entitled “Equals” – my husband slept through most of it, though it rang several familiar bells in my head.  It was okay, but just gently interesting and and basically a love story.  It reminded me of a book I had read years and years ago – “1984 (better remembered as “Big Brother).

I actually followed up on that thought and found the director or producer of this filmed had pretty much followed the books theme.  As many current movies do, an older book or movie is picked clean and presented to the multitudes as a “new and spectacular” themed movie.

The Bible says:  “There is nothing new under the sun….” What it means is that anything we experience now has already been experienced and to believe that you have a fresh new idea, way of thinking, activity or anything than you are mistaken. Everything that can be thought of already has – only much of it is lost in history. It is not referring to reincarnation – however, that is another discussion altogether.

So I post today something I dreamed sometime in 2013.  I was recovering from two major spinal surgeries, so my dreams and my writing exploded.  I couldn’t do much else at that point.  But most of the things I wrote were just filed in a “writing” folder – with the intention of completing them at some point.

My mind was imploding we thoughts and feelings, and in that situation, if I had not written them down I might have blown at any moment!  As I shuffled through the file this morning I found this dream that I  experienced.

I say “experienced” because if you have read any of my prior dreams posted you would know my dreams are my “other life”.  A life I remember, and actually often can close my eyes and begin again at the same place!

So here it is :

DEVIL JUICE

The devils come out to play at night,

You must usher them gone in the light.

Inescapable, something written in the stars,

Not from Neptune – or Jupiter, – or mars.

Thwart their moves and push their plots away.

In Jesus name you have control

Today and every day.

You know who the devils are.

 

It never occurred to me that I would one day push a little girl off a ragged cliff and send her tumbling down into a rapidly flowing river. I had to do it. She was going invaded and consumed by satan.

It all began after the irreversible vaporization of much of the common population. No one knew if they were next. The thought police had begun the task years before, but the commons were transfixed with self and possessions. They hadn’t a clue they were already doomed. It began in mid century of the twenty third century. The Watchers knew as they listened past the inconsequential affair the commons seemed to have with the Leaders. Some thought it was impossible not to be caught up in the faces and folly they professed to the Commons. Watchers knew differently.

Dwellings still had the appearance of when they were all free, but we knew. We knew we were being scouted and appraised every moment of the day. We knew we could be plucked from our lives as easily as one plucked a petal off of a flower – in the day – when flowers were fragrant and followed the natural way to death and rebirth.

My days had been filled with Addison. Thoughts of rolling over and over with him in the sand, hot on our bare bodies, took over any sense that remained in my intellect.

If I wasn’t in the midst of remembering torrent love making, I was planning on our next encounter with thought, and thinking of our last.

When the three women moved into the stack below us, a chill ran across my back.

It wasn’t their appearances or demeanor, but something from within my gut told me these women were more than trouble; they were possessed.

Demons found it easy to disguise and enter a pure soul. There were still many hiding. People had been deceived for so long, the Quiet People found it necessary to begin to hide in more unusual ways. All a demon- plagued humans needed to do was offer a drink of devil juice, and gently nestle into the pure spirit from within each person. Once the spirit was diminished it was easy to guide these persons into a corrupt morality and vision. Once activated in a person, it was then his or her thought could find a no way to recover from the loss. Of course evil was still in control of most of the people of the planet and even those untouched were forced to go into hiding – at least their true knowledge.

It took re-education to train the untouchable ones. Thought police were everywhere and also were easily disguised. Untouchable ones were forced to stay in the hollows most hours of the day. The longer they remained in the Light from the Light, the stronger they became and the more resistant to tamper and experiment with “the juice”

There were ways to connect, but always with caution. Addison and I had known each other before the day of vaporization. We had a small circle of friends who were able to manifest the hollow mode and enter the hollows until they were certain those new were cleared.

No one Quiet people drank any form of devil juice. Thought police were aware of this and so it was urgent that they maintain neutral and hollow positions now, for most of the time. Night was of specific danger as the pathway to destruction widened and anyone who wanted to drink was able to get it for free. Laws regarding age limits, and any limits on the juice that had been active for years, were disregarded as soon as the earth turned to the point of darkness.

For that time it was best for all untouchable ones to lock themselves in their stack and simply withdraw until dawn. It was as easy as that, and as difficult. The temptation was always there as the noise of the night was not monitored or curbed in any way. The only way to close out the outer world was to play loud music – which of course -all untouchable ones did.

Addison and I did not live together. He had been discovered dead five years earlier, however, the death was planned and though I was not aware of it, he actually survived in the hollows without contacting me until a few months ago.

I opened my eyes sitting up.