If life sucks, “listen” to your crazy straw.

One of my favorite things as a kid was using crazy straws. Remember those?

No matter what drink it was, stick a crazy straw in it and it instantly became fun.  Watching the liquid come up and do the loopty-loops was always entertaining.  Ah, life before the internet…

The thing about crazy straws, though, was that you could darn near pass out trying to drink!  (maybe Mom did have a hidden agenda?)  You would have to suck in with an equivalent force of a Super Sonic jet engine just to get the liquid all the way up in one, “easy” drink.

crazy straw

Picture from Amazon.

Your liquid treat would go up the straw and maybe about one or two loops, and then you’d have to stop and take a second breath, as you watched your “soon to be” nourishment go up then down then sideways and up around another bend, and finally get to your tired and exhausted body! (Maybe THAT’s why I can swim so long under water, years of sucking on a crazy straw built me some Super Human lungs. hmmm, I smell an advertisement and new Sponsor coming for the next Olympian Swimmer…)

Are you still using one daily, maybe at work with your coffee. NO?  Maybe we should, they have so much to teach us.  Crazy straws want to remind us:

  1. Sometimes it’s going up, sometimes down, sometimes even sideways, and sometimes you can’t even see where or what direction it’s going, don’t sweat it. That’s life. It’s all in line with a bigger plan.
  2.  Decide what you WANT to drink before you settle on something that someone else just offers you.  Once you start drawing or sucking it, you’ll get it- but by then it’s too late to change flavors, to say “Woops, I didn’t really want that!”  What are you dunking your straw into today?
  3. Don’t be cheap or dumb and use yesterday’s straw!!  Throw it out and get a new one. Don’t let yesterday’s straw ruin or taint today’s drink!  Yesterday’s (or last year’s) residue will only ruin a perfectly great new daily flavor!   Don’t waste your time trying to clean it out, just get a new one every morning you wake up! New day = New flavor.
  4. Don’t compare your drink and how quickly you’re drinking, with anyone else!  Find your own speed that’s comfortable, you don’t want to pass out, or drink too quickly, you don’t want a Brain Freeze after all!
  5. Keep your momentum going and you’ll get whatever you decide to drink.  First thing in the Morning, get yourself a NEW straw for your life, and stick it into something clean and nourishing like Universal Goodness, Love, Peace, Happy Thoughts and Knowing that whatever you draw in today, will be what YOU wanted.

My deepest wish for you my friend is that you enjoy your drinking of Life. Enjoy all the loops you’ll take. KNOW that it’s All Good, even when you seem to be going up, down, sideways, or loopty loops.

Here’s a little secret for you- the drink never really ends anyway, so don’t worry about it.


Get Turned On!

Simple enough – Remember the 2nd law of thermodynamics?

Concentrated Energy disperses to less concentrated. Entropy Happens! – It just never caught on as a catchy bumper sticker, that’s all.  OK, so an electrical hot wire warms the toaster which warms the toasts which safely warms my lips.

Energy and all its offerings automatically FLOW if it wasn’t for it’s Arch Enemy –  Resistance – (cue the sinister background music here).

In the later part of the 19th Century, when Telegraph wires were strung across the U.S., scientists  found that differently made cables affected the ability to receive the signals sent through them. Steel and long wires, for example, just didn’t carry the signal as clearly as short, copper wires. The Resistance to Flow had to be examined in order to receive better signals.

(For the youngest of you that may be asking “What’s a wire?” – just ask someone old, like someone who’s over 20.)

Today in the 21rst Century we also understand how Resistance to Flow, measured in Viscosity, is also seen in liquid form. From good traffic, to land masses, to motor oil to your blood pressure, FLOW is what keeps all of our favorites working well. Let the oil gunk up in your car and see what happens to its performance. Let plaque clog up your arteries and see how it affects your VERY favorite machine.

From our planet down to our phones down to phlebotomy, Flow is needed and a natural part in every system.


A satellite’s image of a Delta in Madagascar. Thanks to Mirror for the image.

In fact, OUR very Essence of  “Who I Am” depends upon clear Flow from Source Energy – (please insert whatever Label you feel comfortable with as far as your Inner Energy). The only gunk, or “mental plaque” that can slow the Flow, and create Resistance, is our own thoughts.

If we can can determine the Resistance to find why something is NOT in the flow, then we have a greater chance of seeing it perform better.

Of course the On/Off button is the biggest resistance to allow energy to the toaster. If the toaster still doesn’t work, aka conduct energy with the button ON, then we could measure the electrical resistance with an Ohmmeter, since an electrical unit of resistance is called an Ohm. Then we could adjust the resistance to the flow and correct the toaster to accept the energy’s momentum, and make yummy toast again.

So, I just have to ask you… Don’t you find it ironic that the sound that some people exhale while meditating to calm their minds is the “OHM” sound?….

……Perhaps they are letting all their Resistance go as they allow the flow of energy?