2009.02.23 01:00 – Life throwing curveballs

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Gaya Ethaniel. The comments are by Gaya Ethaniel.

    I found Adele sitting alone when I arrived at the playgoda.

    Adelene Dawner: Hiyo ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Adele :) I didn't expect to see you here.
    Adelene Dawner: Since I moved, I don't have to keep to any particular schedule, so I've been turning up at the late-night sessions a bit more ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles. Lovely to have you of course! How have you been?
    Adelene Dawner: Pretty good, all told. ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Anything new? How are your projects going?
    Adelene Dawner: Not especially.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I haven't signed up for OpenSim yet.
    Adelene Dawner: What do you mean?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Isn't it like SL? I don't know anything about it... need someone to tell me what to do probably.
    Adelene Dawner: Well, yes and no/ The sims work the same way as SL, but it's not all one thing - you don't sign up for OpenSim, you sign up for a particular OpenSim world.
    Adelene Dawner: Or more than one - but it's a separate signup process for each.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah... I see. I will look into it once I do some more exploration in SL.
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: Have you visited AM Radio's new sim? It's great.
    Adelene Dawner: Nope, hadn't heard of it.
    Adelene Dawner: thanks :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Pleasure :) That's the latest one and if you search his profile, there are more in his Picks.
    Adelene Dawner: cool.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I like the brooding silence in those places.

    I notice something amiss with my outfit… must do everything to avoid being featured on http://wehatewhatyourewearing.blogspot.com/

    Gaya Ethaniel: hm... this skirt looks torn sitting down on this cushion...
    Adelene Dawner: mmhmm, it's the sit pose.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah well, I will put a pair of trousers on :)
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Oddly laggy at this hour...
    Adelene Dawner: Yeah, it gave me trouble teleporting here, too.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yeah... strange that.
    Gaya Ethaniel laughs at her sculpted trousers.
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: SL bothers me in such times :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: I heard flexi sculptie will be introduced soon. Hope that will fix problems like this.
    Adelene Dawner: I hope it is. I've been hearing about it for a while now.
    Gaya Ethaniel nods.

    I try to steer the conversation towards PaBish topics.

    Gaya Ethaniel: uh... should we be talking about something PaB?
    Gaya Ethaniel: I have nothing further to report except I am still taking a break from doing 9 sec...
    Adelene Dawner chuckles.
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Though I put back the clock again a few days ago...
    Adelene Dawner: hm?
    Gaya Ethaniel: You know the mindful clock that rings every 15 mins
    Adelene Dawner: ah
    Gaya Ethaniel: I turned that off a couple of weeks ago.
    Adelene Dawner: *nods*

    Putty joins us.

    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Putty.
    Putty Broome: hi you 2 hope im not bothering you
    Gaya Ethaniel: No, this is a PlayasBeing discussion which is open to all.
    Putty Broome: oh whats being discussed?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Let me give you a notecard Putty.
    Putty Broome: ok
    Putty Broome: how are you both today?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Most of us practice 9 sec pausing 'meditation' and come here to discuss it. But the topic varies a lot.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I need to ask first if you mind being recorded for our blog http://playasbeing.wik.is/
    Putty Broome: no but people sleeping here so i wont be useing my mic
    Gaya Ethaniel: We only use text chat.
    Putty Broome: oh then thats fine with me
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thanks. I'm well, how are you?
    Putty Broome: im okay kinda on the outs with my girlfriend and been struggling with mental stuff but thats pretty common
    Gaya Ethaniel: I'm sorry to hear it Putty.

    Putty talks about his ‘visions’.

    Putty Broome: do either of you have syncronisities or visions?
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Putty Broome: thanks its just what happens sometimes
    Putty Broome: thats what im into a lot those two things
    Putty Broome: try to live my life by them
    Gaya Ethaniel listens with interests.
    Gaya Ethaniel: What do you mean by synchronicities and visions Putty?
    Putty Broome: connections that would seem to be of a bigger plan like out of knowhere things tieing together
    Putty Broome: and visions like it seems like strong visuals you get that wont let up and straight visions in front of you like a movie
    Gaya Ethaniel: You have had such experiences?
    Putty Broome: yeah many
    Putty Broome: I was in washington state 6 months alone following them last year
    Putty Broome: not alone alone but i went alone
    Putty Broome: and befriended strangers
    Gaya Ethaniel: What do you mean by 'following' the visions?
    Putty Broome: hard to explain but its like we all share one mind so you can feel things out by visualising the more bright and vivid they are the more you should check intto them they are waiting for you type of thing
    Gaya Ethaniel: I see your point about sharing :)
    Putty Broome: you ever experience such things?
    Adelene Dawner has, but tends not to talk about it.
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... I feel we are connected to each other at some levels.
    Gaya Ethaniel nods... it's hard to talk about such experiences, very personal.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Words are also insufficient and tricky to describe such experiences also...
    Putty Broome: I think making them so private is part of why so many go it alone and are confused and often scared with this stuff in my view its time to come out of the closet and testefy the truth has no need to hide this is just my view
    Gaya Ethaniel: Sharing experiences is a good thing yes.
    Gaya Ethaniel: We try to do that here...
    Putty Broome: may i ask were in the world you 2 are from im from oklahoma here
    Gaya Ethaniel: UK
    Adelene Dawner: US, Eastern time zone.
    Putty Broome: new jersey or idaho
    Putty Broome: just guessing for fun
    Adelene Dawner: I've been asked not to say it in the log, since it's known that I live near another PaB member. But I just moved from NJ a few months ago.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Somewhere in US :)
    Putty Broome: lol so cool
    Gaya Ethaniel: Many regulars are good friends :)

    Putty asks what PaB is and I’m a bit stuck with where to begin.

    Putty Broome: what pab
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... where to begin
    Putty Broome: I can understand im close to people in a chat room based on james redfields books
    Gaya Ethaniel: I don't know the author.
    Gaya Ethaniel looks up...
    Putty Broome: the first book in his series is called the celestiene prophecy
    Gaya Ethaniel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Redfield

    Squee shares his wisdom and Putty heads for bed.

    Adelene Dawner grins at Squee.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thanks Squee :)
    Putty Broome: im sorry you guys but i need to go just got very sleepy
    Putty Broome: to point im dosing take care
    Gaya Ethaniel: Sorry I was reading the wiki page. Good night Putty. Nice meeting you.
    Adelene Dawner: Ok, Putty. See you around. Come back any time - we meet every 6 hours here.
    Gaya Ethaniel: 1 am 7 am 1 pm and 7 pm everyday.

    Adele and I continue the thread on ‘visions’ and then onto ‘sanity’.

    Gaya Ethaniel: You heard of that author Adele?
    Adelene Dawner: Doesn't sound familiar - checking the wiki.
    Adelene Dawner: Nope, not familiar.
    Gaya Ethaniel: New Age hippie it seems :)
    Adelene Dawner: mmhmm
    Gaya Ethaniel: Fits well here, wouldn't you say?:)
    Adelene Dawner: hehe
    Gaya Ethaniel: Why you don't talk about such experiences anymore Adele?
    Gaya Ethaniel: I remember a few times of you doing so...
    Adelene Dawner: I said I don't talk about them 'much' - especially with strangers of uncertain sanity. ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel laughs!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Very wise indeed :)
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: How can one become certain of others' sanity though? It's kind of tricky to establish that...
    Gaya Ethaniel: I'm ever undecided when it comes to that.
    Adelene Dawner: Well, you can get an idea, anyway.
    Gaya Ethaniel: True.
    Adelene Dawner: Once you get to know someone.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I do hope so :)
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: People are complex I've been finding that again.
    Adelene Dawner: Yep.
    Gaya Ethaniel: More I think I get to know, less I feel I know.
    Adelene Dawner: Sanity's kind of meta from that, though.
    Gaya Ethaniel: True... for most of people that is.
    Adelene Dawner: Sanity has to do with how well a person deals with their own complexity, at least in part.
    Gaya Ethaniel: mm... interesting... what do you mean?
    Adelene Dawner: Well, Putty there was a pretty good example.
    Adelene Dawner: I definitely got the feeling that he revolves around that 'visions' thing... I have trouble imagining that someone who didn't would talk to random strangers about it.
    Adelene Dawner: Which is a form of oversimplifying.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yes, it is...
    Adelene Dawner: And not a good sign of him being particularly stable.
    Gaya Ethaniel: 'Easier' that way perhaps.
    Adelene Dawner: Yep. In a short term sense.
    Gaya Ethaniel nods...
    Gaya Ethaniel: There are many people who live with those 'reasoning' process for long-term though.
    Adelene Dawner nods.

    My father is an evangelical Christian who reasons almost solely by his god’s hands in all that happens in his life.

    Gaya Ethaniel: Father for example, it's all about God's plan.
    Adelene Dawner nods emphatically.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Easier to deal with for him perhaps.
    Adelene Dawner shrugs.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I can't see how it is going to be difficult in long-term.
    Adelene Dawner: Limiting, though.
    Adelene Dawner: So long as you can stay in situations where your formula works, you're fine, I guess...
    Gaya Ethaniel: True...
    Adelene Dawner: But what about when the formula doesn't work?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yes I see what you mean.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Think he's safe and sound in his 'bubble' :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: For a foreseeable future.
    Adelene Dawner nods.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I do wonder...
    Adelene Dawner: mm?
    Gaya Ethaniel: What would be the point of getting out of the bubble for people like Father?
    Gaya Ethaniel: No motivations for that imo...
    Adelene Dawner: Sometimes it's not voluntary.
    Gaya Ethaniel nods...
    Adelene Dawner: Life can and does throw curveballs.
    Gaya Ethaniel: It surely does :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: wow... I haven't had a baseball metaphor for years!
    Adelene Dawner chuckles.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Miggling with Americans does provide interesting experiences hey.
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^

    Reluctantly I drag my feet back to RL.

    Gaya Ethaniel: I should start getting back to RL I'm afraid.
    Adelene Dawner: ok. See you around :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: It's been nice :) Good night Adele.
    Adelene Dawner: 'night, Gaya. Or 'day, as the case may be. ^.^
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)

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