Richard Feynman: Maverick Super-Genius

July 13-19 Edition

Ask Your Angels 
Raffy Tulfo 
Philippine Prose and Poetry
Richard Feynman 

The way to the angels is through GRACE: Grounding, Releasing, Aligning, Communicating and Enjoying. You are grounding yourself "to collect and stabilize your energy" to "allow you to be fully present, alert but relaxed, and receptive," it says in Ask Your Angels by Alma Daniel, Timothy Wylie and Andrew Ramer (Ballantine, NY). Relax your whole body, "focus awareness on each part," and visualize yourself "surrounded by light."

You are now grounding. You are focusing on your deep breathing. You are connecting down to the center of the earth. As you inhale, you are receiving the healing and nourishing energy of the earth. As you exhale, you are releasing all remaining tension and toxins from your body and bringing them down into the earth where they are recycled. Now you are connecting to the entire universe through the top of your head. The energies of heaven and earth is gathering at the base of your spine and rising up and activating all your chakras. You are connected to the entire universe. You are now receiving this universal energy and letting it fill your glowing chakras and your entire body and down to the earth. Now the energies of heaven and earth are flowing through each of your chakras all at once, linking your body to the earth and the entire universe. "You are now grounded" and "anchored, connected, safe and secure."

"Feel this energy gather at the base of your spine." This energy is now rising like a fountain, awakening all your chakras. Your root chakra is pulsating with a bright red light that's filling your entire being. This is "the seat of your security and stability." Now that "it is open and flowing, you are in tune with your deepest sense of belonging, of safety, of being at home in the world and in your body."

Feel the energy rising. Your sex chakra is now pulsating with a bright orange light. You are "feeling joy in your body" and "you are open to your creativity and sexuality." You are "radiant and alive." Feel the energy rising again. Your solar plexus chakra is pulsating with a bright yellow light. "Know that you are strong and whole and able to do all that you came in this life to do" in a "sacred and spirited way."

Feel the energy rising to you heart. Your heart chakra is pulsating with a bright green light. "Connect now with your loving nature" and "Know that you are a being of love, born into this world to feel love, to give and receive it." Feel the energy rising and awakening your thymus chakra, which is pulsating with a bright aquamarine light. "Feel your connection to family and friends, to all of humanity." Always remember "that you are not alone, that you are a unique and integral part of All That Is."

The energy is now rising and activating you throat chakra, which is pulsating with a bright blue light. "You are now opening to communicate, heightening your ability to listen and to speak."

"Next, draw the energy up into the middle of your forehead," and your Third Eye chakra is pulsating with a bright indigo light. You "awaken your extrasensory perceptions when you are connectdd to this chakra, to see, hear, feel into other worlds." The energy is now at your crown chakra which is pulsating a bright violet light. You are in a permanently clear contact "to your God Consciousness, to your Higher Self." You will "Allow the energy to build intensity." Clearly "Sense each of your chakras all at once." You "Feel yourself as a rainbow of living light, connected to the universe and to the Creator, connected to the earth and grounded."

Now breath in a healing pink-colored energy and let it fill your body. Now imagine a bright glowing sphere above you. It is pouring a copper-healing energy through your crown chakra and into your entire body. Now, feel the bright sphere showering you with a silver-colored healing energy. Feel it fill your entire body. Now the bright sphere is pouring into you a golden-colored healing energy. Feel it in every part of your body. "Be with the golden light," says the angel book. "Let it dance in you, through you."

I admire and respect Raffy Tulfo gutsy advocacy. I was tuned in to his public service radio-TV show on May 29, 2013 on Cebu's 101.9 Radyo Singko. A group of jeepney drivers were at the studio. They were complaining about how Pasig city hall enforcers would regularly and arbitrarily entrap them, and force them to go a specific emission testing center, EnviroTest. It's the only testing center approved by the mayor, and apparently the enforcers get commissions for every victim. Raffy was on the phone with a city hall official named Raquel. She was so obssesed with rules, repeating policy over and over again. Raffy said the point is why can't other testing centers get accedited. All he got was rigid-minded stonewalling. He asked who owns it, and why are they being exclusively favored by the mayor, Eusebio. The rigid-minded bureaucratic official slammed down the phone. I can't bring myself to respect people with bureaucratic mentality, even with all my willpower. I can't even have kind tho

My father's Philippine Prose and Poetry books, which were required reading when he was in high school, are part of my childhood memories. More important, these books are the earliest sparks that ignited my life-long love affair with the written word. I was filled with mellow sweet remembrances as I leafed through the copies I found at Cebu public library on June 2013.

The anthology that began in 1927 was meant to "inspire students and arouse in them a desire for emulation, and thus aid in the development of latent ability," writes Cecilio Putong, the then director of Public Schools, in his preface to Volume 3 which appeared in 1960. "If this volume contributes in a small way toward the development of new authors and toward the encouragement of others to do better work, it will have fulfilled its purpose."

Nobel Prizewinning physicist Richard Feynman is one of the most colorful characters from the scientific community, and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth-century. "Know your place in the world and evaluate yourself fairly, not in terms of the naive ideals of your own youth, nor in terms of what you erroneously imagine your teacher's ideals are, he says."

My story, "Life Lessons From Richard Feynman," is a collection of timeless wisdom from a first-rate beautiful mind, is inspired by Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From The Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman I've sent it for publication last June 11

"I can live with doubt and uncertainty," he writes in another letter. "I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing, than tn have answers which might be wrong."

"In physics the truth is rarely perfectly clear, and that is certainly universally the case in human affairs," teaches Richard Feynman. "Hence, what is not surrounded by uncertainty cannot be the truth."

Journal of Jonathan Aquino

November 4, 2012, Sunday
Northgate, Alabang

I went out to get prepaid mobile phone load and midnight snack past 10 so when I got back home, I only caught the last few minutes of Kasindak-Sindak. There was a story about an old woman in a remote village in Infanta town in Quezon province who can foretell the exact date and time of a person's death. Everybody in the village is afraid of her. Her relatives say that it isn't a innate gift (or curse, depending on who you ask) but something she learned from a "black book" containing rituals only she knows. The spookiest thing is: she has never been wrong in her warnings. They all died exactly on time, just as she said they would

The Beatles
"Across The Universe" 

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“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.

Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,

you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”

― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"I maintain that I have been here as I am now a thousand times before...Man is the dialogue between nature and God. On other planets this dialogue will doubtless be of a higher and profounder character. What is lacking is self-knowledge. After that the rest will follow."

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Memoirs of Johannes Falk
"It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterward return again...Jesus is not dead: he is very well alive; nor John, nor Paul, nor Mahomet, nor Aristotle; at times we believe we have seem them all, and could easily tell the names under which they go."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

Today I posted a title. It just used to be the issue date on the title field. Now there's more spice. So sweet
"Words are flowing out like
endless rain into a paper cup,
they slither wildly as they slip away
across the universe..."
Huggybear said…

"Feel this energy gather at the base of your spine..."