Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

One word summary for the book- “PosituforPostivus”.

I’m going to call this one of the Best User’s Guide to Life.

It’s a recommended book for everyone, even if you say you’re 501.  If your response is “I read it when I was the young age of five”  then allow that same kid to re-read and revive! And you know that you have a different perspective from back then, so get the darn book and read it again!

OK, enough of my botched rhyming. As always, Seuss comes across as part Buddha, Inspirational Speaker, OG on the RhymeTime, and mirthful Comedian. A brief synopsis of life, fear, success, confusion, and my favorite – NOT being a person who just WAITS for life to give them an opportunity.  My favorite bamboozlers of wisdom to bamboozle, (without giving away some of the best oozlers!):

  • “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
  • “With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
  • “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true   that Bang-Ups and Hang-Ups can happen to you.”
  • “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!  (98 and 3/4  percent guaranteed.)”

Dang, it’s so catchy…In typical delight, splendor and fashion, Seuss directs how to Live, Alive and with Passion. He’s got all the right rhymes, and a great worthy message.  Go where you want but this one thing he’ll pledge. There’ll be times you’ll be sad, or maybe even afraid. But keep moving those shoes be they leather or suede.  (My dearest apologies to Seuss for all my attempted rhymes!)

Thank you Dr. Seuss for the inspiration to much of my life.


Is your life a snorkel trip or a deep dive?

It’s summer. It’s been a week or two since Shark Week was on the TV, and I’m relaxed enough to take a swim at the beach.  Grab your swim suit and join me, won’t you?

Now, let’s “dive” (ouch) into this a little deeper.  Imagine Feeling, like the Salmon, all those naturally good feeling vibrations like Joy, Empowerment, Presence, Appreciation and Love are all on the top layer of water.   Ahhhhhh.  While deeper down, appropriately named, are the abysmal emotions such as Anger, Revenge, Confusion and Justification. Yuck!

What makes each of us feel Uncomfortable at different points in Life is the difference, between where we are meant to breathe – up on top, in the Light, Flowing Breath of Life, versus down in the dark, feeling lots of pressure, constriction and dis-ease.

Remember the science of the Doppler Effect? Source Frequency is identical only when we are closest to it… When we swim up top close to all that naturally flowing Oxygen Source, we Feel Alive and Radiant and Enthusiastic. You are closest to IT and you Flow with spirited Breath and Good Feelings.

When you are NOT at the top of the water, you’re down in those dark yucky feelings, far from Energylike Self-Pity, Fear, Anger and Resentment. You may temporarily feel like a tiny pressurized air bubble rising from somewhere deep down. You may feel uncomfortable, or tight or compact. But, as that tiny bubble, you begin to feel better and naturally expand as you rise in the water column. As you approach your Source Energy at the surface, you grow.

Another way to look at it is how Dr.David Hawkins’ book “Power vs Force”, an interesting look at Kinesiology that discusses Energy Fields. “Influence of the Higher energy fields has an Anabolic, or growth enhancing, effect on a subject, entrainment by lower attractor fields has a Catabolic or destructive effect”.

Did you know that Anabolic building processes usually requires energy to build, and it usually is an Alkaline process?  Growth hormones, or others like Testosterone, Estrogen, and Insulin are Anabolic. So, when we grow or entrain to a higher energy field we become more Alkaline.  (Doesn’t it seem that we were more tapped into a Happier energy field as we were growing and playing as kids?)

Catabolic processes usually release Energy as they break down something, like when you digest your food. Oddly enough, it comes from the Greek words meaning “to throw” and “downward”.  When we shrink, or Feel Fear, Anger, etc.., we contract and go farther down from the Source Energy and entrain with the lower frequency fields.  We become more Acidic. Acidic means having less Oxygen – (the Source on top of the water, remember?) We certainly seem to have more biological deterioration, (Acidity) as we focus more on “stresses” as we age.

[Just an interesting tidbit. I’m no doctor, but I find it interesting that it’s been said that cancer cells tend NOT to grow in an Alkaline environment (pH of 7 or more), which is the pH of Pure Water.]

Most importantly, remember these “Life-guard” Rules for this week:

  • Follow the naturally Good Feelings inside you, so you swim as often as you can on the surface of the water where your Energy Source Flows.
  • When someone yells SHARK! and you panic, you’ll be able to Recover quicker than if you were already tired from consistent, pressurized Deep diving. 

Me, I’d rather snorkel on the Building and Floating Positive side of things, than dive in the negative, pressurized, and getting digested side of things!