Inspiration: The Air We Breathe

The origin of our word “inspiration” is defined as our contemporary word “inhalation”, and refers to breathing in air.  Energetic air (small air ions of oxygen) as found in sea breeze, near waterfalls, during and after rain showers, and as produced by radon in wilderness areas can be very inspirational. Fresh air contains higher levels of energetic air and this is a result of the energy provided by the above natural forces. The currency of power is a surplus of “negative air ions”, tilting the ratio of positive air ions down, and negative air ions up.

Polluted air reverses this ratio, reducing negative air ions and increasing positive ions of oxygen: the result is “stale air”, both contaminated and reduced in vital power, which can cause fatigue, drowsiness, depression, irritability, and breathing that is not satisfying, not full or filling. Stale air (enervating) is created by: smoke, smog, dust, storm fronts, hot desert winds, air conditioning, heating, and too many people breathing in enclosed spaces such as class rooms, auditoriums, offices and churches.

On and near freeways and heavy traffic areas smog, pulverized tire dust (this happens to tire material as it wears down) and brake pads (they wear down into dust) fill the air with microscopic contaminants that not only eliminate energetic air, but instead create the opposite: enervated air (posi-ion pollution) that literally sucks up and neutralizes energetic air, leaving stale and stuffy air behind.

If you have no fresh air in your neighborhood or home, then consider using air purifiers with good filtration (Hepa filters, electrostatic filters) and an adjustable air ionizer. Many companies make these. Expect to try more than one, and research customer satisfaction reports or endorsements.

See my previous blogs:  Sea Breeze  Sea Bright         Drought and the Air We Breathe      Oxygen is Magical

Also, see captions in my photo galleries: 1 thru 12   and   13 thru 24: click on photos for enlargement and captions.

Paul C Adams (c) 2015

Reading and Imagination

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Reading books is a great exercise in creating mental imagery. I find that various degrees of image formation occur with each idea, object or concept presented in the words and sentences of books. This ability can be developed with practice, via the focused desire to do so, and imagining specific objects, in fine detail and full color.

Deep levels of the inner mind listen to our reading, thoughts and also viewing of television and movies. These deep inner levels of the mind tend to fully believe that what we think, read or see is real, and thus we experience emotions with reading, thoughts and movies. This makes possible a powerful inner catharsis, and can be a healing experience, according to the nature of the story perceived.

An active imagination can be connected to multiple sources, such as dreaming and dream screen viewing while awake (with eyes closed). Mysterious and unknown channels can link the inner dream screen with past, present and future events. I suspect that this occurs for most people, yet is repressed and denied, or considered spurious intrusions that do not achieve complete conscious recognition.

See my previous blogs:  Images, Words and Sounds          Imagination                         Where is the Dream Screen?

Paul C Adams (c) 2015

Reading E Books: The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

cropped-snrse-11.jpgThis is a precious jewel for reading e books and more. I have been using this hand held device for about three months and I love it!   It has a backlight option for reading in the dark, downloads books in seconds, and the charged battery lasts long enough to read for days or weeks (depending on use of the backlight).  It is small enough to fit in a pocket, high lights your selection of notes and saves these both on the reading page and separately under a file for notes; it contains a massive dictionary for looking up any words (via high lights). Also, from your collection in the Amazon Cloud (included with purchase) you can download to your computer. To purchase books (it can retain hundreds of books in its memory) you use its browser to visit the Amazon Kindle website and choose from a million plus choices. Not all publications are available via ebooks, however the list of choices is large and exciting.

Kindle Paperwhite: I bought mine at Best Buy. I was visiting this store and saw their display & demonstration of the Kindle tablets.

Paul C Adams     2015