Meteors, Eclipses and Asteroid Showers!

Blimey.

First we had the snow. Then the rain. Then the fog. Then the snow in the fog. And then, last night, a meteor exploded above the UK, causing people from all over the country to witness it.

Apart from me.

Apparently, it appeared at around 17.40 on Wednesday evening. At that time I was just getting myself warm, and tucking into some delicious food – and when I’m feeding that tends to be my only priority. I do love food!

It isn’t the first time I have missed an astronomical phenomenon. A few months ago, I was looking out to see if I could catch a glimpse of the Perseids Meteor Shower, where hundreds of shooting stars can be witnessed by the naked eye. I saw one.  OK, this doesn’t exactly fit in the “missing an astronomical phenomenon” statement, but I would have loved to have seen a lot more than one. Not that I’m ungrateful that I saw one, I hasten to add – that was just as magical an experience as seeing many, in fact even more so as I could have missed that completely if I was a couple of seconds earlier or later. Right place, right time and all that jazz!

On 11th August 1999 I was treated to the Total Solar Eclipse. I was working in Birmingham at the time, but I took my break to coincide with it, and went outside. Hundreds of other people went outside at the same time, and we all watched the eclipse. I went back late from my break – very late in fact – but nothing was said. Well, how often do we get the chance to observe a total eclipse? I was very lucky in the fact that just outside of the office where I worked there was a bus shelter, which had tinted glass. I positioned myself so I could see the sun through the glass. It was a little cloudy, but I could make out the outline of the sun. And the darkness from the shadow was eerie. Spectacular but eerie. I’d love to observe another Total Solar Eclipse!

My brother saw last night’s meteor. He said that he didn’t think it was a meteor though, he thought it was a firework because it was green. I told him he must have seen a firework, as meteors aren’t green, and I laughed incredulously at him when I said it. In my mind, meteors are red, yellow and orange and rumbling and dramatic. Not green. I’ve had a look at the news sites before typing this post, and it was green. Hmph! I was wrong again. At least I’ve learned something new!

That has actually got me thinking about the strange thing I saw many years ago that was red and quickly dropped to Earth. One of my friends saw it too – we were in separate places – and he was quite frightened by it, but I thought at the time it was a meteor so I wasn’t afraid. Now that I know that meteors are green I don’t know what it was that I saw… it wasn’t mentioned in any news broadcast or newspaper, and nobody mentioned it since… no, I still don’t feel afraid. I saw a red meteor. A rare red meteor.

And, I have two other astronomical events to look forward to this month! Firstly, we are being treated to the Geminid Meteor Shower just after midnight on 14th December, so this will give me another opportunity to see more than one Shooting Star, and then, on December 21st we have a Total Eclipse of the Moon, which may prove a little difficult to see due to the timing, but still, the magickal and mystical effects of this phenomenon will be remarkable in themselves!

I’d go so far as to say get some really good Cosmic Orders ready, and send them to the Cosmos on December 21st! Which, by the way is also Solstice Day.

When the Universe is giving signs like this, they shouldn’t really be ignored, should they? Or maybe everything is just a coincidence? Even if you do not believe in the power of Cosmic Ordering, our creatively conscious side of the Law of Attraction, why not give it a go anyway? You’ve nothing to lose if it doesn’t work for you, and everything you can ever dream of to gain if it does!

The Universe is amazing. You don’t really need me to tell you that, though… just look at the spectacular displays it offers to us every day. I’m grateful for all of these astronomical events. Even the ones I miss! There will be another similar one along in no time at all, so I haven’t really missed out!

And that helps me to continue to feel good!

 

Positive versus Negative

We all love the movies… good versus evil, the books… right versus wrong, the music… peace versus war. Usually, the good always wins, or the ‘bad’ changes sides and joins forces with the ‘good’ side.

I don’t think I have ever read a book, watched a movie, or heard a song where the opposite has happened. Maybe sometimes it has got quite close to happening, but in the nick of time something good always happens. I think that is how everything should be in the world. I’d feel very disappointed if the hero of my story didn’t win in the end – or didn’t at least draw. OK, I’m referring to works of fiction here.

In the real world, in the stories we read about, or hear about, or even watch in the news, we are presented with a slightly different picture. We are told of events where the badness appears to be winning. We are told of the hero not winning out in the end. We are told of good being replaced by bad.

What a rubbish picture!

Yes, there is bad in the world. We know about that just by glancing at a newspaper. But there is also good too! Why isn’t this reported as often? Why do we find it so easy to associate more with the negative and not the positive?

CONCENTRATE ON THE GOOD… ALLOW THE GOODNESS TO SHINE THROUGH!

I’m being the good guy in my story. I’m loving my story so far, but there are some little things that are trying to dissolve away my positivity. Not necessarily negative things, I must add, but things that make me stop and think.

I’ll write about these ‘attacks’ on my positivity over the next few months, I don’t want to put too much into one post, but I will write about one thing that has come to my mind of late. People.

One thing I have noticed about people, is that we (I do include myself!) have a collective competitive streak. We all want to do well, but sometimes we want to do better than someone else. Doing well is a good thing to aim for. Doing better for yourself is also a good thing too.  But trying to outshine someone else who is only trying to do their best isn’t so good. Competition is both a good and a bad thing. It is good to encourage others to take part, join in, give them hope – but it is also bad when they do not win. If someone entered a competition for the fun of entering, and not particularly bothered about the outcome, then competition is fine. If someone enters a competition who is hell-bent on beating one of their opponents, the competition becomes more sinister. There is no fun in winning in such a ruthless manner, in my opinion, and losing with that attitude is even worse! You can see the Law of Attraction lining up loads of reasons for the competition to get even worse from that last sentence, can’t you?

The reason I am going on about competition is all due to outdoor Christmas decorations. The blow up Santas, the bright lights, the musical sleighs. You can see the neighbours who are competing with each other by the sheer volume of coloured lights that are strung up all over their homes! Some streets have that many lights up now, the street lights are no longer needed. In fact, it is lighter at night than it is during the day in some places!

Before you say “Bah, Humbug!”, I like Christmas lights, I really do. They make everywhere look nice and festive. And then you see the efforts of the warring factors and you just sigh.

So, my positive versus negative good point of today goes to those who are subtle. Those who do their own thing, in their own way, without upsetting, or interfering with whatever someone else is doing. Those who do their own thing, and aren’t bothered by what other people do or think. And those who do their own thing, feel good doing their own thing, and know that the thing they are doing is a good thing. The right thing.

Positive 1 – Negative 0.

The competition has begun!

And now the weather… and the NEWs*

“You name it – we’ve had it!”  Wendy Windways always likes to state the obvious when presenting the weather for the national MeTV weather report. What she doesn’t realise, though, is the truth in her words.

Over the past few days, we’ve had snow, rain, fog, freezing fog, and today we had snow again, whilst it was foggy! Snow in the fog!!! I don’t think Wendy Windways could have forecast that. It may be a common occurrence, but I have never experienced it before. Although, I hadn’t experienced a whiteout until the other day either, and they really are regular occurrences.

Still, they all make for experiencing new things I suppose. It’s good to experience new things. They give something to write in a blog, for example, or a random memory that will appear many years in the future. And like I said the other day, we can’t do a thing about the weather, so whatever it does we should enjoy it – or at least enjoy doing something else whilst the weather is doing it’s thing.

The New Year is not too far away, and most people use this as a reason to start something new… searching for and getting a new job; starting a diet and losing weight; and beginning a new project are some examples that spring to mind – but why wait until the New Year? If you think about it, every day can be classed as New Year’s Day, we can start our year whenever we want to. Just because the calendar year begins on January 1st doesn’t mean to say that our personal New Year has to. Look at the financial year – that doesn’t begin in January. Instead of waiting for the New Year to start that project, start now!

My New Year’s Resolution is to be more proactive in the things that I do. I have faith in my abilities, I can do what I intend to do, and I will start them. I will enjoy myself immensely as I’m doing them, and can see myself in a few year’s time looking back and thinking “Imagine if I’d put that off…” Of course, I’ll be on the deck of my luxury yacht, somewhere around the world, basking in the sun and sipping cocktails watching Wendy Windways’ weather forecasts as I’m thinking this.

For now though, I’m spending today’s New Year’s Eve in quiet contemplation, and in anticipation for my new start to begin!

Happy New Year! 😀

*I know it’s bad… 😉

Rain!

I’ve enjoyed the rain today! After the snow of the past few days, it seems to have gone slightly warmer around these parts, and I have just checked the temperature  – it is now zero degrees. So it is warmer!

I was waiting at a red traffic light after shopping this afternoon, and was watching the raindrops landing onto the windscreen. Each droplet spread out like a little multi point star, each one a tad different from the others. They brought to mind the Emoto experiment I mentioned on 20th November, and I realised just how much good the rain does for us. Not only was it watering all of the plants and gardens around the town, but it was also helping to clear away all of the snow that had settled as well.

I remember once walking to my parents house, which is about two miles away from where I live. It wasn’t raining when I set off, but I could tell that it was on it’s way. Nevertheless, I set off, on foot, with the frame of mind that I may miss it, but if not, I’ll only get wet, and I can soon get dry again. I was about half-way through my walk when it started to rain. A few more steps, the heavens opened, and I was caught in one of the most torrential downpours I have ever been in! I was soaked to the skin in a matter of minutes. But, I didn’t mind. The rain was fresh and refreshing. It was actually very invigorating being out in it. I found myself  thanking the weather because I felt that the rain was doing it’s ‘thing’ for me, to help me to feel refreshed and to feel good. I really felt at one with the elements that day. When I got to my parents’ house, I was soon dry. The skin on my face felt so much smoother than it usually does, and I had a rosy glow in my cheeks, which indicated that the rain had done me some good.

Today’s rain wasn’t as strong as that, but I still enjoyed it. One thing I missed with the rain today, but I think I only notice this when it rains in summer after a long hot period, is the fresh smell. I love the smell of the rain. Another reason why I like it!

Most people tend to complain about the rain, and I used to myself… but we couldn’t live without it. The weather fits in very nicely with the Law of Allowing. We can’t do anything about it, so why should we complain when it is not doing what we think we want it to? Allowing the rain allows us to focus on other things to feel good about. Complaining about it blocks our feel good path, so all we see is doom and gloom ahead of us.

I prefer the feel good route myself.

Waiting

I’ve found a way to slow time down. It is going that slowly, I need to find something to do to actually speed it up a little! I’ll find the right balance with this time thing one day, I’m sure I will.

So, what is the secret to slowing down time? Arrange for a plumber to come to service a boiler, but only specify the morning, and between 9 and 12. And then wait.

And wait.

And wait.

And wait.

And wait.

And wait some more.

And a little more.

And a little longer.

I’ve been waiting two hours now, and it feels like two days.

It’s not the plumber’s fault – he’s obviously busy with the weather – but he’d better hurry up! I’m getting bored of waiting!

I’m going to watch a kettle boil!

Edit (Literally ten seconds after posting) The plumber has arrived. Twenty seconds after him arriving, the service has been completed and he is gone (…it’s a new boiler!) That has to be the quickest coincidence on record! 🙂

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