Leap Day

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    You would think for a day that occurs only once every four years, there would be a lot of special ceremonies and traditions associated with it but, oddly, there are not.  
    There is one tradition that on this day woman are allowed to propose to men (some versions say leap year).  This was primarily intended for those women who had a boyfriend who just didn’t have the nerve to pop the question.  It was also started in a time when woman traditionally didn’t make decisions.  Now, it’s a bit outdated.
    The only other thing I could find was in The Old Farmers Almanac which says leap year is a bad year for sheep.  No further explanation was given.
    I think this should be a day for embracing, or at lease enjoying, the odd, the strange, the different.  A few suggestion:

  • Dance with the Naked Cowboy on the streets of New York
  • Visit a Ripley’s Museum
  • Have lunch with the weird guy (we all know one).  We might learn he thinks we’re wierd.
  • Do something you keep saying you want to try, but never get around to it
  • Visit a strange place like a haunted house

In short, this should definitely be a day to embrace diversity.


Subconcious Communication

    Have you ever been driving down a country road at night when there is little traffic and seen a strange object ahead.  Maybe you see a giant spider, a wolf, a witch, etc.  Then when you get closer you see that it is just a pile of rocks, a tree stump or a bush?  Almost everyone has had something like that happen at one time or another.  Has it ever happened when there is a lot of traffic?  Probably not.  It just doesn’t happen when there are other people nearby.  Why?  Some would say it is simple because your getting a better view of the thing with other cars on the road, but that is not always true.  I have a theory of my own.  
    I think what happens is that when you see something your brain can’t resolve, it subconsciously send out a request to others asking “what is that?”.  If other people are near the spot, or just passed it, you will get a reply.  If there is no one nearby to send a reply, your brain is on it’s own.  That is when imagination takes over and you get the strange image.


Gemstones and Crystals: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.  The Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family.  Beryl is a mineral that crystallizes within large grained igneous rocks on the earth’s crust.  The color varies from blue-green to light blue.  The best one come from Brazil, but it is also mined in Africa and the middle east.

In folklore, Aquamarine is said to reawaken love in a marriage gone stale and to bring safety and security into relationships.  It is also reputed to bring happiness, courage and foresight.  Ancient sailors believed it would protect them from danger at sea.  It was also believed to help you get in touch with your spiritual self and is an aid in meditation.
In crystal healing, it is used to treat anxiety.  It will aid in energizing and protecting the green, blue, and indigo energy centers.


Prophets and Prophecy: China

China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth so naturally it has a long history of prophecy.
    Lee, Chung-Feng, the personal prophet and military counsel of the 1st emperor of Tong dynasty (765 AD) is one of the most accurate prophets that ever existed in China.  He was a famous I-Ching and astrology master.  He wrote a book which has 60 poems and 60 cartoon drawings.   Each poem has a drawing, and each poem is a prophecy which describes a Chinese historical event that will occur in order. Here are a few that have already passed:

Poem #39  

When sun rises, everyone cries.  The air of December is not good.   South mountain has a bird, and the North is fallen.  When the chicken makes a noise, the sun shall set.

The sun represents the Empire of Japan, so this predicted the Japanese invasion of China.

Poem #41

God is blind.  The grass and trees grew downward.  + and – switch positions.  Up is earth, and down is the sun.  Everyone must wear red on his head without a head.  Abusing the power, when will this end?  9 and 19 years of big mistake. 

This predicts the Communist takeover of China.

And some prophesies of the future:

Poem #56

Flyers are not birds, swimmers are not fish, A war does not depend on soldiers.  It’s a game of technology.
Millions of miles of deadly smoke, on top a mushroom and at bottom a fountain.
A sight out of people’s imagination.  Big trouble not solved, but greater trouble arrives

A war of technology, nuclear bombs.

Poem #57

In an extreme situation, things turn around.  A three-feet tall kid, made all foreigners bow down.
When Blue West and Red Eaststruggle, a son of God appears, a gentleman who brings peace and stops the killing.
This unbelievable genius is from the middle of the two, westernized and thus ended all wars for good.

And a little Child shall lead them.

Poem #59

No castles, no walls.  No my, no yours.
The entire world becomes one family, prosper throughout the globe.
One man for the entire world’s joy,  Follows God’s will and prospers the world.
Red, yellow, black, white all together.  North, East, South, West in total harmony.

Man will live in peace and harmony and according to the Will of God.

Poem #60

One negative, and one positive, a never ending cycle,
Enders end themselves.  Starters start themselves.
The numbers of God will be studied at this stage.  The natural course of human race shall be broken.  Too many things to say here. Pushing the man’s back forcing him to rest is actually better.

The pursuit of material wealth and material goods will end and everyone will devote there time to spiritual development.

Another ancient Chinese prophet, Ju-Ge Liang  wrote 14 prophetic poems.

Poem #11:

Four doors are wide open,
Everything rushes in at once,
A whistle from the West,
Turns into devastation

The People’s Republic of China now holds an open door policy and promotes international trading.  The last two sentences of this poem indicate these friendly trade relations will not last long.

Poem #13:

The wise men will not be out-casted,
The entire world will become one family,
No title and no gain,
Glorified the Chinese culture.

The world will be united and the wise men will be listened to.

Poem #14:

When I got this hexagram,
The number shuffle comes to the end,
From ancient to today,
The reasoning is immense.

No further need for prophecy.  The time of change is over.  All is known.