A Day in the Life of a Wraparound Writer

SweeteSunflowerSpringtime in the Rockies is stunning. . . . Emerald green grass fills the canyon circled in mountains still snowcapped as they play hide and seek in pillowy clouds. The trees, full with leaves that seem to have materialized overnight, tickled by the wind, appear to be waving hello. Blue skies waltz in and out of their heavenly ballroom between rain and snow showers—the kind of heavy wet snow that falls overnight and melts in the morning sun. Somehow, the hurdles, speed bumps, and potholes of the past couple of months are in the review mirror. A momentary sense of hovering over the earth, after weeks of slogging through imaginary molasses in moon boots, empties my cup of tea grown cold on this gray, snow globe of a day, just in time to hear the whistling kettle beckon me to fill anew. And now to write the writer into the script . . .

An inspiration to live is what we all need each day. An inspiration to write is what the writer needs each day. And the passion to reach for that inspiration—we seek it out by slowing down so much that each nanosecond becomes an hour to ponder the sights, sounds, and scents of this holographic dimension of creation. Anything and everything is food for thought when we stop, drop, breathe, and notice. Stop with me for just a minute to look at the word “notice” and notice that it’s two words: “not” and “ice”—not ice. Why? And why would I notice that it’s not ice? Seeing things from other angles fills my cup with inspiration. A straight-on look at things is okay, but for a writer there needs to be more—deeper levels to explore.

A wandering mind can be put to good use when it’s trained on observing that which is in its path.

I wish to be in this stillness—where the sound of a car passing by in the neighborhood, droplets from a dripping kitchen faucet plunking into a pan in the sink, the hum of the laptop, the tapping of the keys on the keyboard, the click of the mouse, and the slight whimper from the snoring cat, all band together to become a symphony that stirs my soul.

Oh, my grammar check did not like that last one a bit! . . . “long sentence – consider revising” . . . Not a chance! May the shortage of long sentences cease to be at large!

We’re each having our own unique personal experiences along the road to transformation. Everything seems to be riding the razor’s edge of “not quite yet but almost.” My old friend, John Fuchs, used to call this state “between two chairs”—meaning we’re not who we were and we’re not yet who we’ll be, and we just noticed! We just noticed we’re not iced. My tea is iced; time to put the kettle on to boil again.

What actually inspired me to write this morning was an article I read on the internet: “NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather.” It’s a lovely video and a great way of looking at the “glass half full.” However, it fulfills the prophecy of a dream I had years ago, that left me with these questions: Safe or Free? Is there a way to balance these two seemingly dichotomous concepts in life on planet earth? And will we ever bring such a balance to fruition?

I will presume you will have watched the short video linked above, and endeavor now to bring some clarity to my own response.

From Wikipedia:

Radio signals below 50 kHz are capable of penetrating ocean depths to approximately 200 metres, the longer the wavelength, the deeper.

Low Frequency transmitting antennas for high power transmitters require large amounts of space, and have been the cause of controversy in Europe and the United States due to concerns about possible health hazards associated with human exposure to radio waves.

The best understood biological effect of electromagnetic fields is to cause dielectric heating. For example, touching or standing around an antenna while a high-power transmitter is in operation can cause severe burns. These are exactly the kind of burns that would be caused inside a microwave oven.

High-power extremely-low-frequency RF with electric field levels in the low kV/m range are known to induce perceivable currents within the human body that create an annoying tingling sensation. These currents will typically flow to ground through a body contact surface such as the feet, or arc to ground where the body is well insulated.

From YouTube:

AMAZING! – How to “Freeze” Water with Sound

Not to creep you out or anything, but the human body is more than half WATER. Need I say more?

Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

Personally, this seems more like a Schrödinger’s Cat experiment—he’s in there with electronics, like the microphone and all its wires emitting frequencies, so of course he didn’t experience the actual silence he clearly thinks he did. Myth not busted.

Can Low Frequency Sound Waves Make You Sick?

She’s pretty sure there is a silver lining in there somewhere.

I share this trail of popcorn with you, because that’s what it is; and what I think is interesting about life is that we can choose to follow it when we notice that it’s there. . . . It started this morning like this: I opened my web browser and Yahoo news came up; I noticed the Yahoo article which then inspired me to start writing this blog entry, then made a pit stop at Wikipedia to get some definition which then inspired me to visit YouTube, and voila! Notice that it’s not ice except at 24 hertz. (Presuming, once again, that you watched the short video on freezing water with sound.)

Here we are at what would be the end of this story, except that it’s really just a snippet, a bit that takes some pretty wild twists and turns in the book I’m writing in between writing blog entries, teaching, helping other Indie Authors, taking care of a home and family, and observing life, the universe, and everything. Oh, and checking out what Elon Musk is up to today.

As you can see, I stay very, very busy, and I do try to make my wandering mind useful. It seems to me that it might be useful to get a low-frequency detector to determine just how much LF noise is swimming around me. It might explain why I sometimes feel that time is standing still, as if I’m “frozen in motion” so to speak. It might explain why I sometimes feel a little anxious when there’s nothing really to be anxious about. And, if it turns out that it does indeed have a corresponding influence on me and others around me, then I would pose the question: Why would we all not check our homes and work stations for this phenomenon before rushing off to the physician to be medicated for the effects of something we may be able to work around, given enough understanding of the thing?

If you’re still with me, God love ya! That’s the spirit!

It’s time, at last, to leave this splendid slowing down pace and get to work on ordering proof copies of Indie Author John Pollock’s Prayers for All Occasions—the first book in his Bringing In the Light series. We’re a week from publication! It’s been a profoundly enlightening experience to read, edit, proofread, layout, and form this engaging work of Spirit into one of the most informative books ever written about working and healing with Angels and Archangels. It’s also a very sacred experience for the author at the moment of release—like childbirth, soon to take on a life of its own. We’ll light the candles, the incense, and put on some soothing music as we gather together on video phone to press the PUBLISH button. All this to be followed by some Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, confetti, and sparkling water to toast the newly published Indie Author!

Such is a day in the life of this wraparound writer. Tea and biscuits, write this blog entry, order book proofs, convert a paperback into an ebook, set a timer to remind me to stretch, feed, water, and relieve myself, and order the items necessary to perform the “Freeze Water with Sound” experiment right here at home. I can already sense it will be a fantabulistic party favorite for the summer!

Heading over to YAY’s blog to post some comments during my next respite. Rumor has it that he’s gainfully employed—I have to see it for myself!

Enjoy this beautiful gift of a day!

© Jennifer Sweete, May 2017

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Books I have enjoyed reading this season:

Plato and Aristotle. A fascinating study of two philosophers somewhat at odds . . . but maybe not really as much as it looks on the surface!

YA Indie Author, Rodi Szoke’s first in a series: Our Young Guardians: Seven & Two – WOW! I’ll be writing a review for this up and coming bestseller! Watch for it!

Until we meet again, keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming!

Jennifer Sweete is the author of Dear Sandy: The letter that wrote itself into a Book (2015) and The Poet & The Widow (2016). She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Usui/Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master and teacher, a small business and writer’s consultant, self-mastery coach, musician, poet, and author. And they all fit snugly into the same hat! She’s currently serving her 2nd term as President of the Chaffee County Writers Exchange while assisting other authors through the processes of editing, self-publishing and marketing their books. She resides with her husband, grandson, and furry friend in sunny Colorado. For more info, contact her at jen@jennifersweete.com.

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