Dave and Lillian Brummet offer tips, interviews and resources to inspire hope in individuals; helping them realize the value of their efforts, encouraging them to become more positive, proactive in life.
Brains waves have been
monitored by science for almost 100 years. The first brain wave detected, the
Alpha brain wave was discovered by Hans Berger in 1929 using an
Electroencephalograph (EEG) machine. Since then four other
brain waves have been identified, which has stirred much research about their
nature and purpose. So far science publicly acknowledges brain waves are an
indication of the different states of mind. Behind the scenes science is
discovering they do much more! There are 5 known brain
waves Alpha, Beta, Delta Theta and Gamma. These brain wave signals are at the
Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) range of 1 Hz to 40 Hz. ELF's have the ability to
travel long distances penetrating land, sea and air. Ultra long distance sonar
operates at ELF's of 50 Hz. This raises a few
questions, Why does our brain generate ELF's? And why does it generate signals
that have the ability to travel ultra long distances? Of even greater interest,
What is the true function of ELF brain waves? Science has shown
creative minds generate more powerful Alpha waves than the general population.
Intelligence generates stronger Gamma waves. Lateral thinking about
brain waves reveals some profound "food for thought", (no pun
intended). Consider first how
computers communicate. Their signal is wave that has only two positions high
(1's) and low (0's). Most people know these
high's and low's as 1's and 0's. Tech talk calls them bits and a string of
eight bits represent bytes, the foundation of a binary code. This digital wave
has only two positions, 1 when the signal is high and 0 when the signal is low.
At any time you look at the signal it is either high or low, one or zero. Yet with this simple
binary wave a massive amount of information can be transmitted almost
instantly. All the computers in the world communicate internally and with each
other using this simple binary wave. Now consider the five
brain waves we generate. Each wave is more complex, there are slopes involved
creating an infinite number of positions. Each brain wave is capable of
transmitting far more information than the binary wave used by computers. Imagine, if all the
information mankind has accumulated can be transmitted and received on
computers by a single simple wave, how much information is being transmitted by
our 5 brain waves?
Our brain waves are
capable of transmitting long distances in all directions through all states of
matter broadcasting continuously like a 24 hour ELF beacon. Why? (One of the best
lateral thinking questions you can ask) Countless experiments
have shown we communicate with each other and all plants and animals. For example, read THE
SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. An experiment was
conducted where a room was filled with plants and each plant was hooked up to
an EEG machine. The plants generated a
steady rhythmic signal, indicating a calm harmonious state. Then a man entered
the room who immediately and violently ripped to shreds one of the plants. All
the EEG's went crazy showing each plant was reacting to the violent attack! The
man then left the room and all the plants settled down returning to their
previous rhythmic calm. What happened next
astounded the researchers. They marched fifty people through the room one at a
time and the EEG's all remained calm and steady for every person except one,
the man who destroyed the one plant. When he entered the room all the EEG's
went wild! Draw your own conclusions
but the evidence is obvious. We transmit our thoughts and feelings through our
brain waves. Have you ever been
thinking of something and the person your with voices the same thoughts? Or you think of someone
and they call or later that day you run into them? How about a gut feeling,
intuition or an immediate connection with someone you just met? These are all
accessing a sixth sense through our "transmission and reception" of
brain waves. Signals we generate to communicate on a subconscious level with
other minds and the world around us. Most people write off
this "sixth sense" as strange or weird and never give it another
thought. Most do not realize that this ability is on the threshold of the next
big advancement in human evolution. The fully aware
unrestricted connection between our trillion dollar machines (our bodies) and a
collective infinite intelligence. This ability can be
developed. There are techniques you can practice to stretch your imagination
and build mind power. Lateral Thinking about things gives you all kinds of breakthroughs which lead to a better understanding and innovation.
* Written by: Cheryl D. Jones, who shares gardening tips and landscape ideas through her blog, newsletters and her nursery's website - www.GreenwoodNursery.com
A lot of
people think that hanging out a quick hummingbird feeder is enough to encourage
hummers into their gardens. While hummingbirds will stop by and eat from these
feeders, they tend to quickly move on to more welcoming gardens. Creating an
ideal garden for hummingbirds offers more than just food. They offer all of the
basic essentials for bird life. Hummingbirds come and stay in gardens that are
perfectly suited for them. Here's what you need to create an ideal garden for
hummingbirds are a migratory species of bird that spend the winters in South
and Central America, and in the spring travel all the way up to North America
and even into parts of Canada where they spend the warm season breeding,
raising young, and preparing to fly south again. Hummingbirds rely on the
nectar found in flowers, which they get plenty of in South America. But, they
need the abundant insects found in the spring and summer in the lands of North
America and Canada to successfully raise healthy babies. They also spend a lot
of time resting- usually about 80% of their lives is spent sitting and resting
their tiny bodies. Providing a garden that's full of healthy insect activity
with lots of nectar sources and plenty of thin twigs, branches, and other
similar places to rest are all going to entice a hummer to stick around. Even
more important, providing a safe place to nest will help the hummingbirds stay
through the season, and return yearly.
plants that hummingbirds enjoy to eat from. Tubular red, blue, and purple
perennial flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. The wild versions of
plants usually create the most nectar which will encourage hummingbirds to come
back again and again, but this isn't a hard-set rule. Many cultivars provide
plenty of nectar for hummingbirds.
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Rose of Sharon
Coral Bells (Heuchera)
tying up a thin line if you don't have a clothesline already. Hummingbirds of
North America are well adapted to life with people and their homes and are
quite fond of perching and resting on clotheslines, wires, extension cords,
chicken wire fences, or any thin and stable cables. Trees and shrubs are also
very welcome resting spots too.
moving source of water for hummers to bathe in and drink from. Despite assuming
that these small birds get all of the water they need from nectar, they are
still observed using birdbaths consistently.
garden, try to refrain from using chemical commercial pesticides. They are long
acting, so even if you use them in a specific area they often stick around and
continue to kill for weeks after the application. Instead, encourage a healthy
bug population. If you're over-run by grasshoppers or Japanese beetles for
example, there are plenty of specific traps that work to capture these pets and
bring their numbers down to a less destructive number. One option is to use a
natural organic insecticidal soap for aphid infestations that won't harm
hummingbirds if it's ingested in small amounts.
beyond the hummingbird feeder for attracting and keeping those gorgeous winged
jewels in your garden.
Dave and I celebrated our 26th anniversary! wow, eh? lol Actually we celebrate 2 anniversaries, the day we decided we were going to date exclusively and our wedding anniversary which occurred in July some 8 years later. The first is more important to us though as we looked at the marriage as a more official, paper kinda thing. In keeping I chose this quote, kind of a thought to consider for true love and long term relationships.
I've noticed so many things in our community that make me really sit up and absorb what I am seeing. So forgive me, but I do have to celebrate them today publicly:
Locally we have numerous organizations that benefit the community - one such organization is the Fields Forward group, which works with volunteers, government, farmers, markets, business, food producers, etc. to improve the "10 mile diet" we have going on here and also including "100 mile diet" for the interaction and cooperation with communities close to us as well. It really is amazing how this organization was able to connect the dots between all these enthusiastic individuals and groups, so they can now work effectively toward their goals.
Numerous organizations host fund-raising auctions and bake sales, and many other types of fundraisers and events, benefiting all kinds of community projects on an almost daily basis.
People are often spotlighted in the paper for the legacy donations to various causes - most recently the emergency room at our hospital got a $650,000 upgrade because of several legacy donations.
I learned that Canada has the highest number of volunteers per capita of all the nations. That's pretty cool! And in our community, we have an unusual number of volunteers, one of the highest in Canada. Nice, eh? 13 of these volunteers were officially recognized this year, each receiving the Sovereign's Medal this year for their amazing life-time contributions.
Dave and I have noticed this wonderful retired-aged gentlemen who wanders around the city picking up litter and donating the $ from returnables to a couple of charities. He does it as a reason, or excuse, to get out and keep busy. Whenever we've seen him, we've been in the Jeep so we have not had a chance to say or do anything, but we keep saying we will one day (buy him a gift certificate or just say we appreciate him at least). So I was thrilled when I saw an article by him in the paper a few weeks ago about his experiences followed by a letter to the editor praising him just the other day in the newspaper. How cool is that?
I've also seen all kinds of environmental programs from planting trees, to fish release, to community gardens and parks, to grants being awarded via the Columbia-Kootenay Waterbasin group (can't remember their official name, sorry).
I wanted to take a moment to celebrate all of these amazing, positive, inspiring things that I have noticed in the last few weeks in our little city.
So, as you can see from the previous posts I did a series of small articles listing activities that are commonly recommended by experts to those that are struggling with challenges in life, you know - those moments when we are feeling a bit "lost in the dark", feeling our way "like a blind man".
If you are at all like me, I tend to bottle up what I am feeling. I disintegrate it, put it back together, disintegrate it again... for weeks, months, years. Sometimes having a good friend to just spill it out to can help you sort out the confusing feelings, determine what it is you are really looking at and what it means and what it definitely doesn't mean. Then you might also get some helpful advice as to what to do about it, or through simply talking about it you discover the words to explain what you are feeling. Sometimes it is hard to chain a bunch of words in the right way, especially if you are confused about what it is in the first place. Communication is important, but communicating in the most effective way, at the best time frame and with consideration - there lies the problem. So try to find a way to talk it out, even if you talk to the walls, or the universe or whatever. It really does help.
These are the very same steps I've taken on, reminding myself of things I knew before but wasn't fully practicing. Taking on physical health challenges was new to me - outside of the injuries from the accidents I've been relatively healthy and fairly lean all my life. To find out I was deficient in iron, slightly hypoglycemic (sluggish in processing sugars), chronically sleep deprived, and a bit heavy... well, that was new to me. These are all things that can be fixed with personal lifestyle changes - basically, taking better care of myself. With the new supplements I'm on I have more energy. With the sleeping pills I am getting 6 hours or more of sleep at a time. Better nutrition and sleep patterns led to me being able to eat properly at regular intervals and not throw up every other day, etc. But all of those physical symptoms really go back to letting things pile up and get that bad. I take ownership of that. I also take ownership of the journey back to health.
I hope you have enjoyed the brief notes I've made here for you, sharing my personal map - the roads I took to recovery. I'm feeling much better, dropping pounds (actually, 20 lbs over the last couple years), but I am still on the road, and so I ask everyone to be patient with the process, as I am learning to be as well.
I'll be back in the office regularly starting in May.. if all goes well. In the meantime I'll try to get posts up here on my blog every 2-3 days, OK?