Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Fight For Freedom

In my local area today ... there are currently police helicopters overhead ...
Thousands Expected to Cross Verrazano Bridge to Protest Chokehold Death of Eric Garner   NBC - August 23, 2014
Thousands are expected to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in cars and buses Saturday to protest the death of a Staten Island father who died in police custody last month after being put in a chokehold.

Restraint marks Ferguson, Missouri protests for third straight night   Reuters - August 23, 2014
For a third consecutive night, restraint prevailed at protests on Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard began withdrawing from the St. Louis suburb racked by turmoil after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager.


Wherever there is a problem and people's civil rights are violated - at home, in the legal system, in school, on the job, or anywhere else - you can expect to see people fighting for change. These are not isolated incidents that get pushed under the rug, but in end times, those energies continue to accelerate.

I see from the issues faced by my clients today, that frustrations, and the inability to deal with disappointments are more than most people can bear, especially those who put their hopes and dreams in a situation that falls apart and they are helpless to do anything about it. Whatever algorithm is set in place to close the hologram - feels like it's within reach.

One can be philosophical and say, "Well that's the way it's supposed to be," but that was then and this is now and usually someone didn't see the writing on the wall or understand the patterns of reality today. In Virgo Transition - many will be disappointed in love while on the flip side relationships will start anew as people look to nest for the winter. The inborn need to find someone to share your life, remains until the end.

People will go on searching and questing which is well and good if one understands the nature of today's reality. It's too much work to be dysfunctional and live in a dysfunctional relationship. This begs the question ... Can someone who is dysfunctional have, and maintain, a functional relationship? The answer is No. It goes against their programing for experience - it's sad but true.

Don't keep your head in the clouds or forget that it is all an illusion.

This looks like a scene from Burning Man (see below), but it's not.

It's just another illusion called ...

Brocken Spectre   NASA - August 23, 2014

The city of Veszprem, Hungary was only briefly haunted by this mysterious spectre. On the morning of August 11, its monstrous form hovered in the mist above municipal buildings near the town center. A clue to its true identity is offered by the photographer, though, who reports he took the picture from the top of a twenty story building with the rising Sun directly at his back. That special geometry suggests this is an example of an atmospheric phenomenon called the Glory or sometimes "the Spectre of the Brocken". Also seen from mountain tops and airplanes when looking opposite the Sun, the dramatic apparition is the observer's shadow on clouds or fog, the small droplets of water scattering light back towards the Sun through complex internal reflections. Careful night sky watchers can also encounter this spectre's analog in astronomy, a brightening of zodiacal light opposite the Sun known as the gegenschein.

Brocken Spectre appears when the sun shines from behind the observer, who is looking down from a ridge or peak into mist or fog. The light projects their shadow through the mist, often in a triangular shape due to perspective. The apparent magnification of size of the shadow is an optical illusion that occurs when the observer judges their shadow on relatively nearby clouds to be at the same distance as faraway land objects seen through gaps in the clouds, or when there are no reference points by which to judge its size. The shadow also falls on water droplets of varying distances from the eye, confusing depth perception. The ghost can appear to move (sometimes suddenly) because of the movement of the cloud layer and variations in density within the cloud.

The head of the figure is often surrounded by the glowing halo-like rings of a glory, rings of colored light that appear directly opposite the sun when sunlight is reflected by a cloud of uniformly-sized water droplets. The effect is caused by the refraction of visible light. A Brocken spectre (German Brockengespenst), also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre, is the apparently enormous and magnified shadow of an observer, cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun. The phenomenon can appear on any misty mountainside or cloud bank, or even from an aeroplane, but the frequent fogs and low-altitude accessibility of the Brocken, a peak in the Harz Mountains in Germany, have created a local legend from which the phenomenon draws its name. The Brocken spectre was observed and described by Johann Silberschlag in 1780, and has since been recorded often in literature about the region. However it can be seen in any mountain region. (The dubious term glockenspectre has also been used to refer to the phenomenon; however, there appears to be no reliable evidence of its accuracy.) Read more ... Read about The Glory

Brocken Spectre   Telegraph - October 10, 2010

A so-called Brocken Spectre is seen in the Tatra mountains in Zakopane, Poland. A Brocken Spectre is a rare optic phenomenon that can be observed in mountains when an observer standing on higher altitude can see his own shadow cast onto a cloud at a lower altitude below him. The head of the figure is often surrounded by rings of colored light. Among mountain climbers there is a superstition that a person who sees a Brocken Spectre will die in the mountains one day