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PLACE OF FEELING FASCINATED & FUNfilled

POFFF in a Bottle

 

Here at the POFFF we believe. We believe in ourselves to feel better than we ever imagined possible. So come here to play and discover wonder and delight. Find your fascinated, encouraged and feeling-very-fine fantastic self now! Open Sesame. I Ziggy Zoomba. Zippideedooda, Zippideeay!

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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IDEAS for entertainment, education & being fearless

In energy modalities, soothing energy comes off the hands of a trained professional

In energy modalities, soothing energy comes off the hands of a trained professional

Need help studying or hanging out with grownups during holiday preparations? Worrying too much? Feeling scared but don’t know where to turn when everyone around you says “Not now” or “It costs too much”?

Almost any one will enjoy chair massage, yoga, and moves that even a JEDI Master would recommend. Once they try it, people generally love energy work like Reiki and chakra balancing, acupressure, and new energy psychology tools such as EFT that can help with self-confidence and passing tests, and feeling low because grandma’s bad knees bother her so much.

Look what we’re doing each month in Toledo, Ohio.

WHEN: Dec. 16, 2008 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (event and sessions offered FREE though locations may vary)
WHERE: the NEW Yoga Integration Studio at 4633 W. Bancroft St. • Toledo, OH 43615
(419) A-OM-YOGA (266-9642)
http://www.integrationyogastudio.com

Dress comfortably, as Yoga Jenn, the featured presenter, will give a short yoga session at the beginning of the evening. Then seek out what you’re there for: to feel more relaxed, happier, more encouraged, or to try some new moves that are different than yoga and may be more of your own invention.

Donations to defray the host’s costs are graciously accepted (suggested minimum $3/per evening). Corporate sponsors for future events would be joyously appreciated. Children, seniors, adults welcome.

It’s Time for You.

Happy Holidays. The POFFF Master/Weaver of Yarns hopes to meet you there, especially if you know who Luke Skywalker, Galadriel, Yoda, gnomes, elves, fairies and Hogwarts are.

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The use of entertainment to inspire people is growing, especially as we face so many changes in our lives.

We learn almost every day that the biomedical or western medicine surgery and drug approaches to common illnesses and diseases cannot fix what ails us, or what makes us feel unhappy.

In an effort to do all they can for themselves and their children, many people are turning to complementary, eastern and alternative medicine (CAM), with massage therapy and acupuncture being popular choices.

How is that entertainment? Well, entertainment is an experience and something that we see and feel that engages us and makes us aware of our lives.

Such experiences are your chance to meet energy scientists and practitioners, and learn about new words like biofeedback, or what activities like prayer, affirmation, or meditation offer you and those you care about.

Healing circles, community shares, workshops, sessions, and retreats that offer massage, meditation, or CCT are your chance to meet some of the pioneers in fields that may be new to you and new to the place where you live.

Who knows what you’ll learn about your power to do and be whatever you dream about.

You may meet, listen to and receive such a power session from someone who has used Reiki, a quiet way of being and praying energetically with those struggling with how they feel in their minds and bodies. You may learn about and begin to ponder your power to relieve a headache.

You may learn how to reduce the stresses of hard work, schoolwork, and exams, or injections and other medical procedures that someone who is well or who is not might experience on a continual basis.

You may dance with a meditation teacher and movement wizard who knows that when she brings her skills in touch and movement into difficult or troubling situations, children relax, learn, sleep at night more easily, and sometimes burst into shared laughter.

Such experience creatives use touch, energywork and life coaching and guidance counseling with kids who have cancer, families and caregivers in hospital settings, and people who no longer know who they are. These experts offer you and adult teachers ways to pay attention to what’s important to you. They also can suggest non-touch resources, as well as the benefits in school of reduced stress and bullying, and increased harmony for all concerned.

Talk to any one of these energy artists and learn how touch can help mom-dad-sister-brother-and you feel calmer and more at ease and how certain smells (called aromatherapy), nature, art and dance and dietary changes can help almost anyone feel better and enjoy more.

These are some new holiday gifts for you. If you live near Toledo, come explore and connect. Feel the joy. Let go of what’s troubling you and find a new you deep inside.

Click here to continue your free virtual experience… Change your school, home, church or friendships now. Be the change you want to see, or be the muggle or mudblood you are and just hangout. But if you’d like to sing or dance while you do it, that’s okay, too.

Scared, Worried? Use Your Energy Potential & Tap Your Fears Away!

Are you worried about lots of stuff?

Do you find it hard to take tests because you get so scared that you forget everything you know?

Do you feel afraid sometimes about the same things, but don’t know what to do about how you feel?

There are many ways to help you with what are called anxiety, phobias, and fears and the ones I mention here are from energy healing, or energy psychology, but the great thing is, you don’t have to be a psychologist to use them.

One way is Hawaiian and is called DMT or the Dynamind Technique. There are instructions on the linked page and they are free. There is a booklet you can send for and if you send a donation, Aloha International will mail you booklets to serve a group you belong to.

Another way was developed by a man named Gary Craig and is called EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique. The POFFF Master learned about it from a father who uses it and has worked with young people. A school psychologist also uses it at Maumee Valley Country Day School in Ohio with young people, and it is part of a research project being conducted there. If you click on the link, you can send for a free EFT manual that will arrive by e-mail. There are videos and other information on the site.

Both systems use tapping that you can do on yourself. The points you tap on are actually acupuncture points, the ancient Chinese method that has a lot of research behind its effectiveness. You can tap your way to self-confidence, and you can prepare for and pass tests feeling calm and safe as many other students and adults have done using these techniques.

You can also overcome shyness and embarrassment that may stop you from being all you dream of being.

Besides these techniques, you can also visit the page called, Chamber of Energy (above) and breathe in the energy there that is called Reiki. The POFFF Master personally uses Reiki and Crystalline Consciousness Technique (CCT) to help her in daily life in situations where she feels uncomfortable or unsure of herself. She recommends both systems, and feels that they are very spiritual, though in no way affiliated with a specific religion.

If you discover something that works for you, please let the POFFF Master know about it by leaving a comment below. What helps you may help someone else, especially someone who right now is saying or feeling that these ideas are ridiculous, stupid, or faulty in some way, or has tried many things and feels that nothing works. Don’t give up!

Please note that even though EFT may be called energy psychology and that some of these techniques are used by therapists and counselors, some problems are best directed to a licensed professional like a school psychologist or a medical doctor, especially if they interrupt your ability to live your life. At the very least, mention reoccuring symptoms or problems when you visit doctors, school counselors, or other helping professionals. If you use any of the practices in this blog, you may be able to cut down on medications or avoid expensive or invasive medical treatments.

One last idea you might try is to take a little time alone. Sit quietly. Breathe in deeply three times. Go deep inside yourself. Pretend you have a magic map that shows you things inside yourself that only you can see. With your eyes closed, look at this map inside you. It may look something like the map Harry Potter uses to locate people inside Hogwarts.

Your map may give you pictures, images, feelings, or shapes and colors of energy inside you. You may know or feel guided how to best use or change that energy so that you feel better. Allow your imagination to bring relief by working with the energy or picture. Change a color, shape, or size of what you find there and then notice what happens to how you feel or what you find in your life.

When I locate energy that doesn’t feel good inside, I use a magic vacuum cleaner to suck it up. It’s a nifty model because it sucks up the energy and changes the energy it picks up. It shoots the changed energy like fairy magic dust or star dust out its back side away from me.

I hope one or more of these techniques helps you today. Energy fields also help you. If you haven’t read the blog on setting these, you might do that now and try it out several times before you have a big test or event. Let me know how you do.

-The POFFF Master

P.S. If you enjoyed this page and found it helpful, and want to learn more about energy helping you, check out this link

Can You Crack the Code?

Code? What code? Well, the codes in your life, of course. Your code.

The code around you.

What does code mean any way? One definition from the online dictionary is: “Computers. to translate (a program) into language that can be communicated to the computer. “

You can find other definitions here.

To paraphrase, a code is something condensed, small, that may be in images like hieroglyphics or alphabet letters or numbers or be in computer chips that can be read only by a computer.

Cracking the code for your self and your life

                                or–your mission should you choose to accept it–

comes in four parts:  

1. finding the clues, messages, maps, paths, trails, pointers, links, and so forth that appear in your life moment to moment; 

2. following those clues, maps, paths, and links;

3. finding the messages meant for you

and

4. making sense of those messages so they help guide and support you. 

Coming next time:  Decoding practice