The first day of walking in a spiral...
I had decided to walk in a spiral for a couple reasons. First, as I mentioned in the last blog, I was tired of walking down to one street and turning around to return on the same path, even if my destination was a different street in the first place. I was 'mixing it up', so to speak. ;o)
But a friend and I were discussing circle prayers--this came up because of my dad and being attached to those annoying hoses for so long. I figured… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 22, 2009 at 12:00am —
Wait! Wasn't I doing something about the make up of the Tarot? Oh, I should check, maybe that was on the 79th day and I didn't lose that blog. I am still lousy at this! What the heck? ;o)
Today I am going to talk about my first serpentine walk. I hadn't really thought of it as that at the time, but as things go on, you will see why I look back and see it as part of what happened over the next couple days.
I was actually bored with walking, and especially since I started… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 21, 2009 at 12:00am —
Hmm. Looks like I started 78 before, but I must've lost the body of it because I don't see it anywhere. ;o(
I have a ton of things I've written for here, but today I am going to talk about the walk I took today and the moment of praying for my dad who has been hooked up to a hose to drain his lung of pus or something since his surgery a couple months ago. He thought he'd be better and out and about by the first weekend.
In a way, this is going to be going backward, as some… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 20, 2009 at 12:00am —
Boy, having your computer incapable of logging in to blog can really throw you off!
Let me figure this out...Thirty-one days in December + thirty days in November + 15 days (including today) left in October = 76! It was not that long I was without access, was it?!?!?!
Being prolific is one thing, writing several blogs a day is insane! Maybe. Maybe I already was and blogging has nothing to do with it! ha ha ha !!! (Or should I say, "Mwah ha ha haha!"?--Evil… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 18, 2009 at 1:30am —
How is it possible I took all day to write that last blog?
Eighty. Ten eights, eight tens.
in Hebrew has the numeric value of 80. Pe
is the mouth. It is communication. In the Zohar
(ancient Kabbalistic/mystic writing) it says, "[the power of] da'at
/knowledge is concealed in the mouth."
What is interesting, considering inside the empty space created when the Pei/Pe
is written one will find a Beit/Bet
(the letter… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 17, 2009 at 1:30pm —
What does one do when one is just too tired to blog but they've made a commitment?
I don't know if it's the hour walk and then walking through the mall trying to find dress wool socks for winter later in the afternooon or what. It could just be mental exhaustion, for all I know.
After all, I have a thousand things running through my head and I don't know which one is worth grabbing and making something of. And on the other hand, I don't feel like I'm thinking about… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 16, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I haven’t been able to log on to the blog site for a couple days. Did you miss me? *wink*
Okay, so where was I? I had spent ½ as much time in my second church as my first, and my 3rd as the 2nd, and my 4th as my 3rd. I am getting more than a little disillusioned, don’t you think? I am part of the worship team in my last church. I lead a Bible study. I am involved with the youth. And I can’t take the repeats (sermons) and the politics and the same ol’ same ol’ one more… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 16, 2009 at 1:11am —
Yesterday my last paragraph was about Christianity—and actually, Judaism, as well—being a mere copy of Egyptian theology. At that moment I had a thought: I thought of Moses and his coming out of Egypt and Jesus, who also went down and came up out of Egypt!
And as I write that, I am reminded of a teaching when I took a Torah class. Egypt/ Mitzraim, which means ‘narrow place’ (something allegorically spoken of in the New Testament) is considered a spiritual journey we all are to take.… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 16, 2009 at 12:37am —
I have been incommunicado for a few days because I couldn't get on the site! I finally figured it out (thanks, Danielle!) and have somehow lost track of how many days are left till the first of January 2010 (2010!? Man!)
Here's what I was writing while I was 'away':
It has been a decade since I set my foot on the path that led me out of the faith of my childhood.
That is not to say I did not ‘experiment’ with my psychic side. I did. However, it was something my… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 16, 2009 at 12:00am —
So, today, should we talk about 86? Sorry to leave you hanging. And I realize I don't know/remember as much as I thought I might have to share here. Oops. My bad. I can only hope it doesn't cause you to "86" me from the blogosphere. ;o)
tr.v. eight·y-sixed or 86·ed, eight·y-six·ing or 86·ing, eight·y-six·es or 86·es Slang
1. To refuse to serve (an unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
a. To throw out; eject.
b. To throw away;… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 10, 2009 at 12:00am —
I am going to renege on writing tonight. I know I was going to pontificate on the #86, but I have another day of H1N1 5 year old care tomorrow and I just got home from laughing myself sick at the Comedy Works, so I am going to give (take?) a raincheck and I will try to tell you about the #86 tomorrow. Today I am putting the 86 on writing (is that the proper use of the arcane term?)
Thanks for understanding. Have to keep my strength up. And besides, I have my distance contact in and I… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 9, 2009 at 12:00am —
It is our duty—as men and women—to behave as though limits to our ability do not exist.
We are collaborators in creation of the Universe.
~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Do you believe this? Do I?
In the Torah/Old Testament a commandment about Sabbath is stated twice. The first time it says in the Hebrew to keep/observe the Sabbath. The second time it says to make/create
the Sabbath... i don't know why I think of these verses whenever I hear about us… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 8, 2009 at 12:00am —
You know what really sucks? Having two great ideas after you've turned off the computer and headed to bed, only to forget them when it's time to blog. Why, oh why did I say I would do this for the whole 100 days? Oh yeah, I remember why! I'm an idiot! And I knew the book I was going to have to read for my Oct book club was about a woman who blogged for 365 about 500-some-odd # of French recipes. And I thought--quite vainly and foolishly, i realize--that I could do that, too! ah ha hahahaha !!!… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 7, 2009 at 12:30am —
Wow. There are days it's easy to come up with an idea and days like today when I haven't got a clue what to write. I just bought Julie and Julia
to read this week for my book club (geez, I hope I finish in time!) I doubt she made blogging a difficult thing.
It dawns on me as I write that that what I am doing is the same thing I started to do when I was trying to journal--I was so concerned about legibility and it being 'really cool' and filled with 'deep thoughts' so "One day,… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 6, 2009 at 12:00am —
I was thinking maybe I would start doing some book reviews for teens. I noticed there are quite a few books on psychic things in the teen section at my library. And yes, I suppose it might be a little weird that someone of my age is perusing the teen section, but I happen to like Stephanie Meyer, Libba Bray and Meg Cabot. What can I say?
You know, it's funny because I sucked at being a teen when I was one. Then a year or so down the road and I was all about listening to them and… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 5, 2009 at 12:30am —
This is becoming SO incredibly frustrating I may just quit on principle. I just now accidentally hit something with my pinky and away went my whole blog…AGAIN! I honestly don’t think I can take much more of this!!!!!!!
This is actually why my latest novel isn’t finished. I finished it once and then the computer got all bogged down and somehow, in the process of un-bogging it, I lost the entire last several chapters. This was a year ago. I haven’t had the heart to even look at the… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 4, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I am being frustrated right now. I actually started writing today's blog last night right after I posted the last one because a thought occurred to me. I had written half of it and accidentally hit a button that moved me from this page and lost (where does it go?) everything I had been working on from last night through tonight.
So, I am going to just say good night because it is already late, I had worked in an effort to not be up so late anymore and now...well, at least I'm writing… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 3, 2009 at 12:00am —
This Aleph is sideways, in spite of not being that way from where I copied it. But you can still get the general idea.
I understand Unity in a way I didn't a minute ago. In the Aleph א, the center of all things ~ as I shared a few days ago ~ the balance of yin and yang, good and evil, light and dark, negative and positive, or just any opposing forces or feelings or thoughts are United--at the place of the Vav. Now I know you don't… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 2, 2009 at 12:00am —
"All things must change/To something new, to something strange." Henry W. Longfellow
How true. I glance up again at that statement and as I am trying to glean something for sharing in this space, what hits me instead is the 'All things." Do you know how many statements include the "All things"?
Here are just a few from one source:
"All things work together for good (to those who love God and are called according to his design/purpose)."
"All things you desire… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on October 1, 2009 at 12:00am —
Thirteen weeks and three days to go. Ah, thirteen. The number people are afraid of to the point some buildings don't even label a 13th floor. I say 'label' because, duh, let's be honest here--a rose by any other name. It may say 14th Floor, Lingerie, but honey, we all know it's the 13th Floor, Black Cats, Witches and Bubbling Cauldrons. *wink*
I like the number 13 more and more. I realize it is the Death card in Tarot. But it really represents Transformation, not actual death and… Continue
Added by Teresa Crane on September 30, 2009 at 12:30am —