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What’s in a name? A Natural Response: From Transparent Butterflies to Least Skipperlings

TRANSPARENT BUTTERFLY: All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: often in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.

Transparency–what does it allow us to see?

See-through.

Clear–as in clarity–or as in Clear as mud?

transp butterflyWhy do we talk the way we do? Ever wondered that? And where do words come from? Space?

Greta oto is one of a number of similar transparent winged butterflies. It comes from central America, and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which are a natural camouflage mechanism.

Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ithomiinae
Latin name: Greta oto
Common name: The Glasswing

Augh-ough. I’m hooked. Glasswing Butterfly is a brush-footed butterfly. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass.

This creature sounds like a dancer… maybe a sylph. Brush-footed. What on earth is that? It brushes as it walks? (dancers do this when they do something called battement tendu jete)

Or is it that it’s foot looks like a brush?

It’s positively eerie. I’m getting like… Cinderella’s slipper. It was glass.

But there’s more… lore… It’s a member of the clearwing clade. Is that a club?

Oh. It’s fantasy. Gotta be. No? The clearwing clade is real? Are you a member? Gee. Tell me about it. I might want to join.

The butterfly’s Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”

Wait, I remember another cool name… The Least Skipperling

It’s a bug, an insect, an arthropod. Or is it? And what’s least about it? I personally would love to be called a Skipperling. I like skipping and skippers. Is the ling from dingaling? What is a “ling” or is it all one–skipperling. A lingskipper? Ohhh. A ling skipper. It jumps from cloud to cloud. I can see it now.

Oh. Now some of the scientists and naturalists are angry at me. I led them on. They thought they’d come here and discover some new fact. However, I’m not scientist or naturalist, I’m a writer, so I can’t tell you “the facts” unless I do more research or someone latches onto this site who knows and leaves a comment.

I just love the names. It elicits in me some wonder. What is its story? The Glasswing. The Transparent Butterfly. The Least Skipperling. What does it have to tell us about itself, and therefore about life? In facts or not.

Is Least Skipperling the name of a girl born in Australia? Is this a boy from a Native American tribe? Perhaps, this character–if I choose to bring it to life–will be a dog owned by a fairy who lives at sea world. I don’t know yet. Perhaps someone–you–will tell me your version.

Maybe you’ll write about it, or tell its story in pictures, drawn, finger-painted, danced, or taken by camera.

Or maybe, it’s a poem. I think its name is one.betty boop NYC

Whatever it is

To me it’s magic.

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Energy Fields Revisited

We’re energy. Everything around us is energy.

We read each other’s energy without knowing it. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what we’re telling each other? You can learn about reading energy and the language of energy. You can also set up a field around you like your very own cocoon or balloon.

Our energy fields serve to do three things, they:

1. Protect us from what is around us, from funky energy, fluorescent lights, and from energy that feels dangerous, among other things

2. Communicate who we are and what we’re about

3. Connect us to others and to everything around us

Think about what you would like in your energy fields that would protect you and connect you to those you love and enjoy, like family, friends, teachers.

What would you like your energy to communicate? If you walked into a room and were not allowed to say anything outloud, what would your energy say to the energy of the other people in the room? I’ve begun singing my favorite song in the morning when I set my fields for the day. I also use the idea of transparencies, like filters of color that surround me.

One way to learn about energy fields is to rub your hands together and then bring them apart slowly. What do you feel? Another way is to draw a picture of yourself, or paste a photograph of yourself on a large piece of paper. Leave enough paper so you can put yourself in a big balloon of energy. What colors would you like in there with you? What feelings? What sorts of words? Joy? Fun. Compassion?

If your energy could give out presents to others as you meet them, what would those presents be?

If your energy could put up an electric fence like the ones that keep pets safe in their yards, would would that fence look like? Would it have words like “Strong, confident, and courageous?”

Find out what the following words mean: Ease, Harmony, Balance, Kindness, Love, Serenity, Self-responsibility.

What does the energy of those words feel like? Try them on and see. It’s kind of like putting on an invisible coat. Energy seers could see it on you. But you can feel it and so can others, whether they are aware of it to discuss it or not.

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There are many ways to set up energy fields. Teachers teach this in different ways. Some suggest imagining a balloon of white light around you. If you believe in angels and fairies or know you have friendly beings that some call guides around you that others may not be able to see or hear, ask these divine beings to come in and help you set up your fields. You can also ask them to be in your fields.

There is a web site for grown ups with teachers specially trained who will help adults learn about and set energy fields: http://ccthealing.com

This is an incredible gift for all of us, but may be especially helpful for teachers, law enforcement personnel, doctors, nurses, paramedics, energy practitioners, and many others. If you are bothered by fluorescent lights or by energy, smells, and what may seem like everything around you, setting up your energy fields day and night can change your life.

Have questions or need help? Leave a comment.

Sound Healer Aleya Dao, an interview

Q: You’re known as a sound healer and do something called Toning. Could you give us a little description about how you tone and what toning does?
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>>>Toning is a form of sound healing using the voice. When I tone I first listen from my heart the sound I am hearing that is coming from the angelic realms, from my body, or from an individual or group.

As I listen to that sound I invite that sound to be found within my body, my cells, my heart. Once I feel the sound I take a deep breath of air into my belly and I let my breath flow over my vocal cords creating the sound I am hearing. I use my whole body to tone. I literally invite each cell of my body to emit the sound so that when I do tone I have fully received that tone which enables those who are present to fully receive the tone I am emitting.

Whenever I tone, either for an individual healing, or for a group I first hear the sounds of discord that are being held within an individual or group. For every sound that is not in balance there is a sound that can bring that vibration back to balance. As I tone I am listening to the sound of imbalance and I invite my body or the angelic realm that I work with to present the tone that will bring all energies back into harmony. As the healing progresses layers of balancing tones weave into the chaotic sounds that are being held within the individual or individuals that are present. As this weaving occurs, a gentle process of letting go of all that no longer serves occurs.

Q: What kinds of things do you do in your unusual job, and what might a typical day be like for you?

>>>A typical day begins usually with a meditative beach walk where I connect in with the Ocean energy which can sometimes involve the sighting of dolphins.

After my beach walk, work begins. I see clients at my office typically from 10 to 5 three days a week. In my private sessions I help people access their own innate wisdom. We look at the blocks and belief systems that are coming up for them and using the intelligence of their energetic fields, release vibrations that no longer serve.

I have a sound table that I work with when people come in person. The sound table has speakers embedded in it and is hooked up to a microphone.

As I work with people I will sense chaotic sounds and energetic blocks in their fields. When I tone into the microphone, which vibrates the entire massage table they are lying on, I direct the sound using sacred geometry, thought intention, my higher self, and the assistance of the angelic realm, into the energetic or physical disturbance. Within a short period of time (20 to 30 seconds) the vibration in their field begins to hold a more coherent energy. I change the tone as the energy shifts, gently guiding it back into balance. I also look at all discord as a spiritual lesson waiting to happen. So whenever I work with someone and they are wanting to shift the discord, I always ask and hold the space for their soul and all aspects of their being to activate the spiritual lesson, and to update their identity and personality, so that they can move beyond that pattern. I then ask that their soul move into alignment to master that lesson by practicing it, instead of doing the opposite.

Q: Tell the readers of the POFFF what it was like for you as a child
and teenager growing up. Please include what caused you to became interested in acupuncture and then sound healing.

>>>I have a recollection of being a healer and teacher in previous lives, so it seemed a very natural path for me to follow. I was and am very sensitive, so I had to find and create ways of maintaining balance with all of the sounds in the world. The principles, protocols, and toning are the ways that I have found and created that help me maintain clarity and balance within myself. The principles, protocols, and toning also assist me in evolving into a more conscious, awake being.

Q: In what ways can sound, music and toning help young people (and adults) feel better?

>>> Sound healing has the power to relieve depression, anxiety, obsessive disorders, high blood pressure, just to name a few. As we know, music and sound healing are incredibly powerful ways of healing and inspiring the soul. When you tone for yourself (the shower can be a great place to tone) it has the ability to clear your mind, your energy fields, and your chakras.

No matter your age, I recommend chanting, toning, singing, humming whenever you want to shift the space you are in. When we listen to music or sounds that soothe us, our entire body, mind, and spirit tend to move into a more coherent state.

Q: You’re also a teacher, and I believe that young people, if they’re interested, might attend your workshops or weekend retreats. At what age do you begin accepting young people?

>>>It really depends on the individual but I have found people of all ages resonate to the information I teach. In my private practice, I work with the very young explaining to them why their life is the way it is and how to shift it. By the age of 5 children seem to be able to follow the information energetically and get it to a certain degree mentally.

In terms of attending a workshop I recommend 15 and up but it really depends on the being.

Q: Would the experiences you offer train attendees in becoming sound healers? If not, what might young people learn and why might they attend?

>>>I used to teach sound healing workshops but am now coming out with a CD teaching sound healing. It is very difficult to give everyone the type of attention they need in a group setting. I also teach toning in private ‘in person’ sessions with people. In regards to my workshops I teach people how to activate their energetic intelligence. In my workshops, I teach the seven principles, which explain why are lives are the way they are, why we draw certain events into our lives, and how we can learn from them and change the energy that we are pulling into our lives.

At a young age we tend to feel a connection to another world, another way of being, but then as we grow older we tend to forget that “other world,” yet in our hearts we know that somewhere it still exists. When I work with children, teenagers, or adults I remind them of where they are from. They get reconnected to their “spiritual family.” When we can literally feel these beings of light around us, our despair, hopelessness, and sometimes deep depression tends to fade.

Teenagers in particular can go into deep depression as they mature. Their hormones are changing, their brains are still developing, social pressures are enormous, and their desire to fit into some energy can lead them to bond with unhealthy energies. My sense of what teenagers are really asking for is to reconnect with their spiritual families that are still on the other side. They are calling out for help and more resources to guide them in this complicated world. In my workshops I teach people, parents, teenagers how to gather those tools and walk in the world with a greater support structure.

Q: Can you talk about the idea of teams that you present in your workshops, so young people might recognize them?

>>>Teams are a concept I was born with. I thought everyone knew and could perceive their “teams.” As I moved more into the role of being a healer I quickly realized that people did not connect with their teams.

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As children we may perceive our teams as imaginary friends. Then as we grow older we tend to forget. My perspective of teams is that they are beings, other souls that gather around us prior to our incarnation here in this world. They have similar tasks to master.

We have two sets of teams around us, our soul TASK team and our soul PURPOSE team. Our soul task team helps us master our tasks, and our soul purpose team helps us master and accomplish our purpose here in this life. When we work with the energies of these beings that are expressing themselves in these other dimensions, it actually shifts our reality.

Imagine having someone standing next to you in another dimension that you cannot see, but you can feel them, and in your head you can hear them, yet you perceive their energy to be yours, and they are an anxiety ridden soul. Their energy could definitely effect you. So, when I work on your team with you, it shifts your own energy.

Thank you, Aleya. If POFFF readers have questions, please leave a comment and we will try to answer them as time permits.

UNUSUAL JOBS #2

Gia Combs-Ramirez is an energy practitioner and soul intuitive. Here is a brief interview with her.

Q: You have an unusual job and live on a ranch. Could you tell us a little about yourself and what you do?

>>>>>I grew up in Montana where it was very fun in the summer and very boring and cold in the winter. When I was 15 my parents bought a second home in Mexico and I started living part of the year in Mexico (guess which part of the year!) and the rest of the time in Montana. When I was 30, I went through a big crisis (a.k.a Saturn Return) and I felt the need to get more schooling in something, although I didn’t know what.

Much to my surprise, and everyone else’s, I decided to go to massage school. From the beginning I loved the classes that were about energy. After graduating from massage school I continued to study energy through a variety of classes. Eventually I quit doing massage (but I still get them!) and kept working with energy. Energy is like the air you breathe…. you can’t see it (usually) but it is there all around us.

About 7 years ago I discovered I could do my energy healing by phone, which was fun because I began working with people all over the world. I could be sitting on a beach, working with someone on the other side of the world OR sitting in my pajamas while working. I really love my job!

Q: What do you do as an energy healer?

>>>> In a sense we are all healers because our bodies have built in
healing mechanisms. I remind the body about its healing abilities.
Kind of like a mom reminding you to pick up your socks… except it’s a
lot more fun and loving.

Q: What is it like to live on a ranch?

>>>I live on the same ranch that I grew up on. It’s not a ranch with cows and fields of hay or crops. It’s a guest ranch where people come to stay in the summer and ride horses. When I was young I loved the summers which were filled with new friends every week. We liked to play in the creeks, go racing across the meadows on horseback, and lie on our backs on piles of hay and stare at the stars. In the winter my brothers and I had to go to school and that wasn’t much fun.

Then I started going to Mexico in the winters and that was fun for a long time. About 6 years ago I got really tired of moving twice a year (and I had a son who needed to stay in one school), and my husband and I decided to stay on the guest ranch all year. Life is funny. Now I love the winters for being quiet and still and I don’t like the summers with too many people around. As a kid I would have never guessed that would have been possible.

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Q: You write about the science of energy and a relatively new field called energy medicine. How can kids become aware of energy?

>>>>Just like kids are natural artists until school educates them out of it, kids are naturally aware of energy. Energy shows up for children in stories of magic. I don’t believe, however that kids below the age of 14 should be taught about energy.* Children need a lot of psychic protection and deliberately showing them energy can be too much for them before they are ready.

Teenagers do great learning meditation and entering naturally created altered states. For several years I taught meditation to teenagers and they were easily able to enter naturally created altered states of consciousness. I think it’s because their hearts are very open still.

*NOTE: This is gia’s point of view about teaching energy to those under the age of 14 due to her concern about psychic protection. There are those who teach Reiki to children in different parts of the world. There are also books on it for those called to do so. Reiki is actually a form of meditation and can help children who suffer from anxiety or have trouble in school.

Q: I felt sad today because something I wanted that depended on another person’s cooperation no longer seemed possible despite everything I did to find a way to achieve it. I went through a range of emotions from feeling angry to hopeful as I tried to deal with it. I became sad when nothing worked. If I were a young person, what would you suggest that might help someone like me?

>>>>For starters, if you were a child, you wouldn’t be able to explain yourself that way! I remember as a child getting really frustrated with adults who misused their power just because they got to order us around. They would change the rules to suit them, or that’s the way it seemed. That used to make me so mad I would do “battle” with them. Of course, they always won. What I wish someone had taught me was how to call on angels for protection and for help.

Q: Speaking of angels, many people today are talking about angels, guides, fairies, and changes taking place inside us and all around the earth. Is there a way for young people today to understand all of this?

>>>>Children who are exposed to nature at an early age, naturally know about fairies and nature spirits. Santa Claus is one of the best known nature spirits out there. If there is a strong foundation of connection to the earth, established at an early age through play and joy, this will carry them through a lifetime of being a “grownup” who mostly focuses on work.

The job of children is to BE children. Part of being a child is innocence. Whatever is going on in the world needs to be explained in ways that are appropriate for the developmental stage the child is in. The best way to “teach” children is to show them. You don’t have to talk about recycling to a child… just do it.

Q: What is a soul intuitive?

>>>I am able to see the soul or spirit of a person. That is the part
that existed BEFORE you were born and will continue on for more
adventures AFTER this life. The soul shows me all kinds of amazing
things like what it did before this lifetime and what lessons it wants
to learn during this lifetime. I can then give this information to the
person I’m talking to who for reasons that are a bit complicated to
explain can’t always remember these things herself.

Comment: You sound incredibly imaginative!

Q: If a young person or parents of a young person with unusual abilities are interested in learning more about some of what you talk about here, what would you recommend they do?

>>>Young people with “unusual abilities” don’t recognize themselves as having “unusual abilities.” They either think everyone can do what they do OR they think there’s something wrong with them and that they are weird and don’t fit in.

Reading the great classic stories about children with magic and secret lives such as the Chronicle of Narnia books or Harry Potter can show them how in the muggle world you might be weird but in the magic world you might be a Harry Potter! Parents need to be aware of the challenges of being gifted psychically and show their children simple techniques for shielding themselves such as using a bubble of color.

Often times the unusual abilities show up as “disorders,” such as a child empath or healer who has sensory touch disorder. Understanding both the upside and the downside of unusual abilities can help a parent guide the child into the positive expression of his or her abilities… at the right time.

If you are a young adult of 14 or 15, I would suggest finding a good mentor to help you learn about energy to avoid some of the pitfalls. The best way to find a good mentor is to ask your guides or angels to bring you one and then wait and see who shows up.

Q: There’s a great deal of talk today about the children who are Indigos, Rainbows and Crystals. Is it important for a child to know that they are one of these? What should a parent do if they think they have one of these children?

>>>>Indigos, Rainbows and Crystals are names that adults have used to describe the children that have been born in the last 18 years. These children often remember who they were before they became a human, have special gifts and talents musically or artistically, and also have talents in the intuitive fields such as being telepathic, telekinetic, intuitive and so on.

Parents need to become educated about these children and their special needs because these young people do not fit into our typical education and social structures. Be open to creatively raising these children, following your own intuition about what’s best for them.

Nontraditional schools such as Waldorf, Montessori and home schooling are best options for them. These children have very sensitive energies and having them around a lot of technology (i.e. computers) at an early age is not healthy for them.

Drugging them on ritalin or other “fit in” drugs will cut them off from their essential knowing and will create “lost” adults. On the other hand if parents understand simple energy techniques such as Reiki or Crystalline Consciousness Technique they can use these techniques to help their children, not so much “fit in,” but bridge the gap between their unique gifts and the existing systems that are currently being offered in education and other social structures.
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To learn more about energy healing and modalities such as Reiki and Crystalline Consciousness Technique, you can look on this site, or visit sites that offer energy work and other forms of spiritual and personal growth work.

If you have questions for gia or the POFFF, please leave comments below, and we will try to address them.

Return of the JEDI

I had a fascinating interaction with a seven-and-a-half-year-old the other day. His mother had been teaching the home schooled youngster about karma, and he had replied that he didn’t believe in it. This struck a chord in me because I, too, had held a similar belief not so long ago.

She explained that karma meant patterns in your life where when you did something to someone it came back to you and affected you. The old saying, “What goes around, comes around.”

I thought of the idea of a boomerang and brought this up. Turns out this youngster had a friend who owned an authentic New Zealand boomerang and supposedly knew how to use it. Whenever he threw the boomerang, it did not come back to him. It flew out and landed pouf on the ground somewhere.

“So,” the boy said to me, “no karma. The boomerang doesn’t come back to you.”

His mother promptly said, “How do we work with that?”

I considered this and saw a sort of duality. On the one hand, karma, and with it a kind of fear-creating idea or belief that what you do can come back and get you. On the other hand, the idea of there not being karma felt freeing and much safer to me.

Mentally, I went into no karma meaning that you’re not responsible for what you send out because it doesn’t come back to you, and, the ripples that come off the actions you take or the energy you send off can’t be controlled, interpreted, or followed into infinity. This seemed to me to offer a sort of vesica piscis, an intersect between two views. I liked that.

I said to the boy that I could understand how he thought, that I myself liked to look at the two sides of things and see both, allow both.

But addressing his mother’s question in a way that might have meaning for him, I began–off the cuff–with the idea of energy and how even though we can’t see it, the boy’s energy shot the boomerang out and even though it didn’t come back to him like in a ricochet action, there was an energetic connection of some sort and so that which he sent out he was responsible for.

He didn’t get it.

Earlier he had hurt his little sister. When I asked him why he had done it, he refused to answer. I explained that being a children’s writer, I often use real children in my stories. His reason for hurting his sister could help me create a character who had the same reason for doing something in a story.

This engaged him. He said he did it for revenge. (This, from a seven-year-old quite blew me away, so if you’re seven and you think and use words like this, you could make a comment below and quite blow me away).

I considered what he said, and from revenge saw the link to hurt. He wanted to hurt his sister. The why of it didn’t seem important.

I told the boy, “You’re a JEDI Master. It’s like you sent the light from your light saber out to hurt your sister, but because you’re still holding the light saber, what you sent out came back to hurt you.”

“How?” he asked, a bit gruff and ticked off.

“You got in trouble with your mother, didn’t you? You hurt your sister and that got you in trouble.”

His face remained blank but I felt the energy in the room shift. He told me about a light saber he had made with leggos and ran off to retrieve it to show it to me. I had been a stranger before. Now, I had become Obi Wan Kenobe, friend.

What do you think about what I’ve discussed here?

Parents, kids, teachers, let’s get a discussion going. Comments are welcomed on POFFF.COM

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“Struggle and joy are not on the same channel. You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success. It is through your joy that good things come.”
–from Abraham 

The Hidden Messages in Water

Water Crystal for Truth

Since we’ve been looking at water horses, sea horses and sea dragons, and about cracking codes, it came to me to bring up something that could change your life.

Dr. Masaru Emoto from Japan did research on water using a variety of words. He discovered that words have incredible power as well as a vibration. He photographed the results. The photos are available on line and in several books he’s published.

Certain words like joy, love, courtesy, and happiness created beautiful balanced water crystals while other words like war and hate created a crystal that was malformed and often looked like the word used on it.

Take a look also at Dr. Emoto’s research on music and how different types affect the formation of water crystals. Heavy metal looks like it could truly impact our ears in ways that might very well affect our hearing! To me the crystal looks damaged, even eroded. Just imagine if the crystal were your ears.

Taking this even further, if words can affect water, imagine their impact on us and on those we care about. We’re made up of mostly water, so kind, loving words spoken to ourselves are better for us than something that could cause pain or destruction.

What do you think? And if you find a cool site about the hidden messages in water, let the POFFF Master know by leaving a comment below.

Your Energy Wish Has Been Granted

Carly's dragon Carly G’s dragon comes back.

Our young friend, Carly, lives in Walbridge, Ohio. The Pofff Master thanks her for her incredible art, which may have been difficult to see when it was posted originally because it was part of a moving collage.

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If you’re here, reading this blog today, some aspect of an energy wish has been granted. For here on this site, we’re all about energy – literally.

We’re talking about energy almost all the time, even when we don’t realize it. Feeling vibes is feeling energy.

All the Pofff Master’s art has good vibrations and will play with you to discover what you would like more of, less of, connections to, ways to be and do. Most of the time, the art helps you feel better. Feeling better is a quality known as “well-being.”

Well-being. Let those 2 words that are one word conjure up images and feelings for you. Notice how they change, grow, become something else. Notice how this changes you inside and how you look at things on the outside. That’s what energy does.

“You can be happy or sad, it doesn’t matter. You get to choose. You can go this way or that way. You get to choose. Figure it all out as you go. There’s not one right path. There are many right paths. Do anything you can do — which means think it or speak it or do it — that makes you feel a little better.”

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