We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled…

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Soundtrack: Alicia Keys “Superwoman”

(In this edition of COMPLETE CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE I want present to some, and introduce to others, a young lady by the name of Teal Scott. What follows here is a short bio for Teal and some of her own words describing what makes her unique. I’m doing this partly because I’m fascinated by her and I want to share that experience with other people; and partly because her life says a lot about my running theme of learning to view the world around us as a field of energy. And maybe one day I’ll be introducing Teal to people in person and this can serve as practice J. Check it out)

Teal was born in Santa Fe New Mexico in the year 1984.

In the first years of her life, it became apparent that she had been born with extrasensory abilities. Among these abilities she was born with were clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, the ability to manipulate electromagnetic fields and the ability to communicate with thought forms. As she grew, unlike many children born with extrasensory abilities, her gifts did not go away. 

Her parents, who were both Wilderness Rangers, later accepted a job in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest of Utah, not knowing at the time about the intensely religious climate of the location. Word of her abilities got out very quickly and were not only frowned upon but feared by many in the religious community. It was because of Teal’s extrasensory abilities that she was inducted as a child into a local cult by a family acquaintance, where she was routinely ritualistically tortured and programmed for a period of thirteen years.

She managed to escape from the cult when she was 19 years old. Since then, Teal has become a “spiritual catalyst” both accepting and utilizing her abilities to remind people of the united, energetic nature of this universe and to teach people how to find bliss in the midst of even the most extreme circumstances.

(Below are Teal’s own words about herself, with some slight editing by me)

… the beauty of individual perspective. You and I could be calling the exact same color yellow when in reality we are seeing drastically different colors but calling it by the same name. I did not figure out until I was in elementary school that other people were not seeing the same things that I was seeing. My parents were alarmed by my hypersensitivity and took me to doctors. But those doctors did not see my extrasensory talents as talents, they saw them as disorders. I was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder (both sensory over sensitivity and sensory modulation disorder). And it was not until I was 24 that I began talking to people to try to actually decipher what I perceive that is different from how/what other people perceive. Here is (to my current standing) what I perceive that is unlike how others perceive…

  1. I see everything that is, not as if it is a solid object but as if it is a “vibration”. To me, the amplitude and frequency of energy, is what determines how (in what form) that energy will express itself. Everything in the universe is made of moving energy (what I call vibration). And everything that vibrates imparts or impacts information. This “vibration” is what determines in what form energy will manifest. Physical things are just expressions, so solid objects are more or less an illusion that I do not have.

 

  1. I see Auras, which are thought forms both transmitting and receiving information to and from the physical structure they are associated with (such as a body). To me, an aura exhibits shapes, colors, textures, hues, sounds, patterns and emanates light. Any or all of these characteristics of an aura tell me valuable information about the physical person or thing the aura is associated with. They can at times tell me a nearly complete story of who you are. An aura will respond to a thought and change its characteristics to match that thought. They are also highly receptive to interaction, so I can use my own energetic field to manipulate the energy fields of others to help them to heal (like practitioners of Reiki are taught to do). Energy fields are as easy to feel for me with my hands as water is to most people.

 

  1. I see thought forms. Which are thoughts which have enough inherent energy that they become a configuration, shape or visual appearance and may manifest in a non-static way. There are traditionally three types of thought forms: #1. Energy which takes the image of the thinker, #2. Energy which takes the image of a material object, and #3. Energy which takes a form entirely its own, expressing its qualities in the matter which it draws round it. So, I can see and interact and communicate with “Entities” (what you call ghosts), “Guides”, “Angels”. It is also due to this ability that I can and have acted as a “spirit medium”.

 

  1. I can see life paths. This basically means I can see the future. But future is not decided. What I am seeing is what outcome is a match to the current state (which doesn’t often change, because thought patterns are habitual). Information present within energy in its potential state expresses itself based on thought/intention which is a preliminary thing to physical structure. So, if a person were able to change their thoughts, their entire physical reality would shift and so would their “future”. Because of this, I often see and emotionally feel collective future as well. I have prophetic visions and dreams. In my past I have had trouble with this, even to the point of having seizures in the days leading up to a natural disaster, man-made catastrophe or a war.

 

  1. I have a hyper sensitive sense of hearing. I can hear tectonic plates moving. I’m sure you’re a familiar with how the tide is pulled by the gravity of the moon. What people don’t understand is that the gravity of the moon affects everything, not just water, it pulls at the earth too, and I can hear it. Full moons are very, very loud to me. I hate the sound of cotton balls (a sound I gather many people can’t hear). People talking in other rooms which would be inaudible to many, is not inaudible to me. I have hearing which is able to pick up the extremely high frequency of thought forms so I have clairaudience. In other words I can hear thought forms.

 

  1. I do not see negative space (what many people call air). Instead, everything looks like energy with no spaces in between. Every energy field bleeds into every other energy field creating one huge existence of inter-being. And because of this, I perceive how everything that is, effects everything else that is. Metaphorically, a pebble dropped into this energy that makes up all that is would create ripples that affected the entire field. The only reason humans seldom consciously perceive it that way is because sensory organs (like sight and taste and touch) give people the impression of objects being solid and finite with a boundary of separation between them and other things.

 

  1. To most people, skin is a finite boundary where the body stops. To me, the skin is a certain point of density within the energy that is making up a human. I can see impressions of what is below the skin. So, when I meet a person, I am able to see their bones, organs, nerves, veins etc. I am also able to see the energy channels within a body (which have been labeled by some as chakras and meridians). So, I can see where a person’s energy is not flowing properly and what physical ailments they have. I can also often see the vibration that is leading to the “WHY” they have the particular energy blockage or physical ailment.

 

  1. Because I literally see vibrations, I have the ability to attain impressions from a physical object, such as an object’s history or the emotions associated with it. In myself, this particular ability manifests most often in images I get off of the object and in emotions I feel directly as a result of the vibration I am picking up from the object.

 

  1. I astral plane very easily and instantaneously. I used to have the problem of doing this spontaneously. I had no control of it at first. To “astral plane” is the act of consciously or subconsciously shifting consciousness from the perception of physical to the perception of non-physical which is unlimited by distance and time. Because of this, I am sometimes able to practice remote viewing.

 

  1. I have an open and conscious connection to my higher self. I did not lose awareness of this connection or ability to communicate with my higher self during childhood (even when I chose to ignore it). Because of this, I did not lose memory of what WAS before I came into this life and what WILL BE upon death. I came into this life endowed with objective universal truth, much of which certain subjective, individual truths are in direct opposition of.

 

  1. If I calm my mind, I have access to the Akashic record. The Akashic record is the totality of information about all that ever was and is, which is encoded in the non-physical plane of existence, also referred to as the mind of god. It is a collection of unlimited information which can be accessed from the state of Source-like consciousness such as when one is in meditation, while astral planning or under hypnosis. Accessing the Akashic record allows for omniscience. This means I (depending on my state) have accurate awareness of past lives. It is a form of retro cognition.

 

  1. I can perceive these same things I perceive with humans, with animals as well. So, I can commune with animals and the direct physical language barrier does not prohibit connection or understanding.

 

  1. I have Synesthesia. A neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

I think for a brief overview, that about covers it

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Gon’ Brush Your Shoulders Off

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Soundtrack: Jay-Z – “Dirt on Your Shoulders”

Beyoncé – “Bow Down/I Been On”

So, I posted this on Facebook yesterday: I might write a blog about Beyoncé. Every other post on my timeline being about her is annoying me. She got so many haters from so many different perspectives. But the thing that bothers me the most is the people saying she’s setting a bad example for young girls by telling her music industry rivals to “bow down, bitches”. But her husband, who chills with the Obamas right along with her, doesn’t get any flack for balling so hard mufuccas wanna fine him. Why can Jay say whatever he wants but Bey has to stay prissy and proper? I call bullshit”

Now that I’m a little less annoyed, I can elaborate on the thinking behind that statement. There are two points that I want to bring up in relation to this subject. Let me start off by saying that I’m not a huge Beyoncé fan. I don’t listen to her music on my own, although I certainly don’t mind hearing it on the radio or when I’m out somewhere. The sister makes great songs; they’re just not the style of music that I generally choose to listen to. I am a huge fan of Jay-Z. He gets my vote for greatest emcee of all time. That doesn’t mean he’s my favorite emcee; he’s not in my top three favorite emcees. But if I put on my Hip Hop scholar hat and look at the subject objectively, I believe that his skill set in all areas of what makes an emcee great is better than the skill set of any other individual emcee that we have seen thus far. I’m also not a big personal fan of the Obamas so the Carter Family’s personal relationship with the President and First Lady doesn’t affect me like it does some other people.

I’ve spoken before here at COMPLETE CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE about the suppression of femininity. This Beyoncé debate is a real life illustration of how women are forced into a small box with a glass ceiling in today’s world. I juxtaposed Bey with Jay because it is easy to see that Jay is allowed the freedom to be many different things. He openly acknowledges that he was a drug dealer before he started his music career. He wasn’t able to get a record deal so he started his own record label to promote and market his music. He later became the president and CEO of the historic Def Jam Records during his brief “retirement” as a recording artist. He has been a celebrity spokesperson for several major brands including Hewlett Packard and Budweiser. He owns hotels, restaurants, liquors, clothing lines, the highly esteemed chain of 40/40 upscale sports bars, and a chunk of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. And he still makes music with references to drug selling and plenty of four letter words including a heavy dosage of the b-word that his wife is currently being maligned for using.

I think that’s a good thing. Like most human beings, Jay is interested in many different things. And he explores his interests freely. The song that Beyoncé recently released is an example of her exploring her interests. She released a couplet of songs that have the sound and feel of the Houston Hip Hop that she grew up listening to. And people are reacting as if she slapped their mama. How dare she tell other women to bow down? How dare she use the word bitch? Well the word bitch is a subject for another day but I wonder how many of the people complaining about her using it have used the word themselves?

The underlying implication in the complaints about Beyoncé’s word usage or demeanor is that she is only allowed to be one way, all the time. She can’t step outside of the squeaky clean, Disney type image that her team has created for her since she was a teenage superstar or else she’s committing an abomination. Beyoncé is 30 years old. She’s an accomplished professional woman with a daughter and a husband. Should she not be allowed to be herself, at least just once? Of course not, because women are not supposed to be that bold and brazen. They should remain delicate and vulnerable. Apparently Beyoncé doesn’t agree with that. And I don’t either. If people didn’t believe deep down that men have rights that women don’t have then this subject wouldn’t even be discussed.

My second point is that Beyoncé has released these new songs as homage to the neighborhood that she grew up in. She is from the Third Ward on the south side of Houston, Texas. The same community that produced the legendary DJ Screw who is known all over the world for his slowed down music. Screw’s “screwed and chopped” (which means slowed down and repeating certain portions for effect) mixtapes became so popular that they came to be known as Screw Tapes. Beyoncé grew up in the height of Screw’s popularity and there is black girl or black boy who grew up in Texas, especially in Houston, who hasn’t loudly and proudly sung songs about being from that H-Town, coming down and dripping candy on the ground (candy referring to “candy paint” on cars which is glossy and seems to change colors in the sun).      

Some people have simply said that they don’t like “Bow Down/I Been On”. In judging the artistic merits of it, especially for those who think it’s poorly arranged, it’s important to understand that it’s really two different songs. “Bow Down” is one song, produced by Hit-Boy. “I Been On” is a different song, produced by Timbaland and Polow Da Don. They were put out together because they share a similar theme. And it’s not intended to be an artistic masterpiece. This is music in the same vein of the Screw Tapes. Most of the lyrics on Screw’s music were freestyled, off the top of the head, by some very skilled lyricists. It was good enough to be recorded and released to the public; but it certainly wasn’t treated with the need for perfection that would mark your typical Michael Jackson record, or a Beyoncé record. It’s about the tempo and the melody and how well you can brag about yourself. That’s the nature of the genre. If you judge the song by any other standard then you miss the point. This is Beyoncé, for once in her life, speaking as a girl from the hood.

There have always been people within the Black community who are ashamed and afraid for our true culture to be exposed to the world. We try to so hard to assimilate into the mainstream and we don’t want anyone to know that we get drunk and talk real loud and slam dominoes and play the dozens when there is nobody around but us. But this is who we are. This shame is the reason why the so-called Black leaders have never made an effort to celebrate the music that comes from the ghetto and find a way for our people to benefit from it. Since the beginning of recorded music 100 years ago, people outside of our community have seen more material benefit from our music than we have. Because the most popular music from the black community has always been music that reflects the ghetto side of us more than the aspirational striver side of us, with a few notable exceptions. So other people have gotten the benefit of the popularity of Jazz and R&B and Rock ‘n Roll and Funk and Hip Hop. We’re still ashamed to be ourselves in front of other people. Shout out to Beyoncé for taking the risk and showing us this side of her.  

 

  

Let Me Tap into Your Energy

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Soundtrack: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek “Memories Live”

Everyone has heard of the word “aura”. Most people could give a fairly good explanation of what the word means. However, most people in modern society have never experienced just how real the aura is and we therefore have little clue on how to use it. It’s the equivalent of being born with two perfectly good arms but only using one for your whole life and having no idea of how easier you can make your life by using your other arm.  

An aura is an electromagnetic field that emits from any living thing. It is comprised of many layers, with each aura layer having its own function or role. An aura is not separate from the physical body but is an extension of it with a slightly different composition. I like to think of our aura as being like the human body’s “atmosphere”.  Most of our atmosphere is located close to the earth’s surface where it is most dense. The air of our planet is 79% nitrogen and just under 21% oxygen; the small amount remaining is composed of carbon dioxide and other gasses. There are five distinct layers of the earth’s atmosphere. By observing patterns of the wind, temperature, air flow and pressure, it allows for accurate predictions of stormy weather between different zones. People trust the insight from this system of feedback to predict what the temperature will be, what clothes to wear, and what activities to plan. All of this information can be detected through observation of atmospheric changes.

Human auras are similar – the aura layers relay specific feedback between our physical body and its functioning systems, our mental and emotional states of being, and they exchange information with other auras that we interact with. Using the aura as a more direct way to gauge health has been snubbed in the past because auras were not readily seen or were still thought of by many as mythical apparitions. It is time for that to change. Our future as a species and our health and happiness as individuals is dependent on our coming to realize that we are energetic beings and we are connected to everything else around us because we are made of energy. 

Everyone has also heard of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, part of which states that “E=mc(squared)”. He showed the folks of western science back in 1905 that the worlds of matter and energy are not separate, that in fact everything is composed of energy. Matter is just dense energy; and when matter is exploded apart it unleashes huge amounts of hidden energy. This finding revolutionized the world of science. But this information wasn’t new to most of the world.

Ancient people understood that all things are composed of energy. The Chinese called this all-pervading energy “chi”, the Hindus called it “prana”, the Japanese called it “ki”. And these ancient people spent thousands of years studying this energy, how it works, how it feels, and what can be done with it. The aura is sometimes called the “energy body”. The energy body is generally considered to have seven layers with the physical body we can see being the densest of the seven layers. The energy body also encompasses the seven energy centers in the body called chakras as well as the energy pathways within the body called meridians or nadis. There are also seven psychic centers within the brain that correspond to the seven chakras within the body. What might be the most important part of the energy body is the core, known as the pillar or tower or sushumna. A very important type of energy called kundalini travels up this tower which runs from the base of the spine up to the brain. On either side of the tower there are two major energy pathways that the Vedic (Indian) tradition calls ida and pingala. The endocrine gland system is like the interface between the physical body and the energy body; the endocrine system is where they meet and communicate between the two parts.

How do we know any of this stuff to be true? One thing we have to realize is that most people throughout history and even today have had very different lifestyles than what we’re accustomed to in America and in the West. Most people have much more leisure time than we’re accustomed to and therefore more time to ponder the subtleties of life. If you get quiet, and still, you notice things about yourself and about your surroundings that you never pay attention to when you’re just going from one task to the next all day every day.

You might notice that when you are in close proximity to someone you dislike the energy is tense. When you are next to someone you are attracted to you feel a sexual energy. The energy you feel sitting in a jail cell is different than the energy you’d feel at the beach. When some people walk into a room you can feel their energy. When you walk into a party or a club you can “feel” the energy. Some people give you energy; some people take it, and so on. For yogis and monks who spend hours every day meditating and continue this for years and decades, they gain insights far beyond those that I’ve just listed. You can experience this for yourself by playing with your hands. 

Briskly rub your hands together warming them up. As soon as you can feel the heat in your palms (this will take about thirty seconds or so), hold your hands palm to palm, lining up the fingers. Now slowly begin to pull your hands away from each other until you feel a push or a pull sensation (some people feel one, while other people feel the other), it will feel like when you put magnets together in science class. This will occur when your hands are anywhere from two to eight inches apart. The electromagnetism you feel between your hands is your aura or energy body. You can feel the same thing if you place your hands near another person. Have a partner lay on their back, rub your hands together like before, place your hand about a foot over their stomach, and slowly lower your hand until you begin to feel that magnetic push or pull sensation. You are feeling that person’s energy body. There are a ton of things you can do with and for people once you learn to tap into their energy in this way. I’ll get into doing energy work in a subsequent writing. If you try these techniques, please let me know how it works out for you. I’d love to hear your experiences.

Until next time…Peace.