Personal Energy Tuesday, May 13 2014 

Notice how babies gravitate toward some people and not others? It doesn’t mean that person is good or bad. It’s how they feel about their energy.

Mother’s Day I was very ill. I had allergy and asthma symptoms for weeks that continued to worsen. When I arrived at my daughter and son-in-laws home, I sunk into their couch.

Normally my grandsons are all over me. They know how much I love them and are eager to eat that up. To my surprise and disappointment, they didn’t come to me. They didn’t even recognize me. It was as if my energy was so different, so diminished, they didn’t know it was Nana.

Actually, when I looked in the mirror, I didn’t recognize myself. I appeared decades older, grayer. That evening I went to urgent care and learned I had pneumonia in both lungs.

As adults, perhaps in a less obvious way, we also are aware of other peoples’ energy, especially if it is unusual. Sometimes we are surprised if we instantly feel an attraction or dislike toward someone. Most likely, we are reacting to their personal energy.

I’m not certain, but have heard that cats leave the room of a dying person, even one they love. That change of energy either disturbs them or they feel the person they knew is no longer there.

Dogs are the opposite. Our favorite family dog, Lois Lane, is in town. She spent the past few weeks close to me. She snuggles, often with a paw or her face on my leg. When I am in a coughing fit, Lois stares at me, alert and ready to assist. If an outsider comes near me, she gently nudges between us.

Quantum physics says that atoms are force-fields emitting waves of electrical energy. Since we consist of atoms, and all of them are continuously emitting and absorbing light and energy, our energy field changes depending on our circumstances. That’s why we feel agitated, drained, excited, or happy when we are in certain places or with certain people.

My recovery will take a good amount of time, but I need to build my energy level as quickly as possible so the little guys will again feel comfortable with me. I need to submerge myself in a restful, peaceful environment to heal and rejuvenate. And I’m going to do that. I want my Nana energy back.

©2014, Mary K. Doyle

Solution or Hazard Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

The word “fracking” sounds like a bad word to me, and to some people, it is. There are those who sit adamantly on both sides of the fracking fence. And then there are the rest of us who don’t know anything about it.

I hadn’t heard the word until a parade this summer where anti-frackers marched and distributed flyers. Their passion was hard for spectators to ignore.

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting fluids deep into the ground at high pressure in order to break up the shale and release natural gases. It seems harmless enough, but whenever we tamper with Mother Earth there’s typically a price to pay.

The oil and gas industry say fracking is safe. It is an avenue to energy independence and is cleaner than coal or oil. It also offers significant employment opportunities and tax revenues.

Opposing environmentalists, scientists, and politicians believe that the health and environmental concerns outweigh the benefits. Symptoms consistent to people across the country in proximity of fracking sights include nosebleeds, headaches, rashes, and neurological and breathing problems. There are concerns about ground water contamination, risks to air quality, and surface contamination from spills. Some believe that an increase in earthquakes in the Midwest is linked to fracking. At the very least, the necessary trucks, lights, and rigs are disruptive.

Fracking’s been used since the 1940s. According to Wikipedia, which is only as credible as the contributing writer, in 2010 it was estimated that 60% of all new oil and gas wells worldwide were being hydraulically fractured. Those numbers are increasing, including in the Midwest.

Interestingly, even if you are opposed to fracking on your property, it still may be done. In some areas another party may own the mineral, gas, or oil rights beneath your land. They then would be able to extract the product without your consent.

As you can see by this post, my knowledge on the topic is minimal. What I do know, however, is that fracking is an important topic to investigate further. There are numerous fracking blogs and sites to checkout, but as always when searching online, weigh your sources carefully and consider both sides.

©2013, Mary K. Doyle

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