Author and inspirational teacher Zen DeBrucke explained how learning to recognize and interpret signals from the body's Internal Guidance System (IGS) can lead to greater success and fulfillment in life. According to DeBrucke, the IGS is a series of sensations that happen continually to people as they are having thoughts. When these sensations are correctly understood they can provide very accurate intuitive knowledge, she continued.
DeBrucke outlined an exercise to assist listeners in feeling their IGS "opening" and "closing." Begin by focusing on the bottom of your feet to become present with your body. Next, think about the following statements one at a time:
1) I DO NOT have an Internal Guidance System.
2) I DO have an Internal Guidance System.
As you reflect on the preceding thoughts, check between your throat and stomach area for sensations of expansion (opening) or tension (closing). Thought #1 may illicit an immediate gut reaction that something is wrong (as it did for Ian), while thought #2 may cause an open feeling in your chest. This expansive sensation is the IGS's way of letting you know that a particular thought is guiding you in the right direction for your life's purpose, she said.
DeBrucke emphasized how the IGS acts more like a compass than a simple On/Off switch (do this, do not do that). When the needle metaphorically swings to the most open expansive position inside you, those are the thoughts that will create abundant health and harmony in your life -- what she calls your "higher purpose." DeBrucke believes her goal is to be in symbiotic alignment with everything and everyone around her. Closed sensations, on the other hand, should be dispatched by admitting that what you are thinking is not true and not in alignment with your higher purpose, she added.
Appearing in the first half hour, Nick Pope reacted to a recently released video that shows two fighter jets chasing a UFO over Britain's M5 motorway. "I'm afraid it is looking more and more likely that this is a CGI hoax," Pope said, noting the pristine condition of the trucks seen in the footage. If this had been a real sighting at a busy location, somebody else would have come forward by now, he added. Pope also commented on the rise in low quality UFO reports in the UK, attributing a vast proportion of these sightings to Chinese lanterns, and citing it as a reason the Ministry of Defence axed the UFO Project.
Two fighter jets were filmed flying over Britain's M5 motorway - apparently in pursuit of a UFO. Video at The Sun.
You may not believe this but tonight I was at a party at Garrison Keillor's house. Garrison Keillor himself wasn't there but the gathering was well attended nonetheless.
Garrison Keillor was out of town on business but that didn't stop the party. One quick brick to the kitchen window and we were in!
You'd think a bigshot like him would have a better security system.
No, of course, I'm kidding but it was cool to be invited to a party in support of Minnesota Opera at Garrison Keillor's house because of some work I do for them on the radio. It was, as you would imagine, an opulent home with wonderful view of the Mississippi.
I'm not jealous and I wish Mr. Keillor well but isn't funny that the guy from not-for-profit radio is the one with the giant mansion?
Maybe I should look for work in the M82 galaxy. According to New Scientist.com, there's a new radio signal in town:
There is something strange in the cosmic neighbourhood. An unknown object in the nearby galaxy M82 has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before.
"We don't know what it is," says co-discoverer Tom Muxlow of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics near Macclesfield, UK.
The thing appeared in May last year, while Muxlow and his colleagues were monitoring an unrelated stellar explosion in M82 using the MERLIN network of radio telescopes in the UK. A bright spot of radio emission emerged over only a few days, quite rapidly in astronomical terms. Since then it has done very little except baffle astrophysicists.
It certainly does not fit the pattern of radio emissions from supernovae: they usually get brighter over a few weeks and then fade away over months, with the spectrum of the radiation changing all the while. The new source has hardly changed in brightness over the course of a year, and its spectrum is steady.
Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly what is being transmitted but so far they have been able to translate only this:
"Gooooooood morning, M82 galaxy, it's fifteen minutes after the top of the hour and this is Grnog and The Bean in the morning."
So was the video of the "Midwestern Fireball" story:
I've been talking with a meteorologist friend of mine this week (one of the few times that a meteorologist actually gets to talk about meteors) and he said that it is unlikely that any of this "brick size" meteor will be found in southern Wisconsin in any great quantity but we'll keep an eye on it.
In the meantime, with UFO reports increasing around the world, maybe the message from the M82 galaxy that they are transmitting to Earth is "Keep those cellphone cameras handy!"
Bumper music from Saturday April 17, 2010