Have you ever thought you might be an ALIEN?/ I have lately

 

 

E-T-The-Extra-Terrestrial-et-the-extra-terrestrial-928615_800_600Michael: Did you explain school to him?

Elliot: How do you explain school to higher intelligence?

Elliot: He needs to go home; he’s calling his people. And I don’t know where they are, but he needs to go home.

from ET The Extra Terrestrial

A few weeks ago, my son and grandson drove over from Texas to visit me and my grandson, Philip, whom I call RB, slept in my little guestroom/office…

rb almost 16

PHILIP PICKARD  almost 16

In my office, I have a poster titled YOU ARE HERE  which I’ve kept for a long time because sometimes it helps me put my life in perspective…-you-are-here-galaxy-space-science-poster-printAnd also In this room, is a small, green, blowup alien called Bob. RB liked Bob and so I sent him the 5 foot version for an early birthday present.

In return he sent me photos: he had driven the alien around the neighborhood and then put him on his mountain bike..

alien rb bike copyIt was a very inexpensive present and a small thing which made me smile- the alien brought laughter and happiness.

I really don’t know much about aliens other than I loved ET, but I remember well when a First Nations Elder said me “Our people are not from here.”

aliens with spirals

Alien Petroglyph

And that’s how I feel..more and more..increasingly more and more…NOT FROM HERE because:

I don’t understand the ever increasing hatred/racism; people who kill their children, putting them in ovens, throwing them off buildings, bridges; people who throw trash out on the road. I don’t understand why everyone has to have a gun, even to the point that a law has been passed that students at the University of Texas can carry guns on campus and I don’t get ‘Christians’ who go to church every Sunday and fill the rest of their days with hate, ugliness, racism [several politicians come to mind]. I don’t understand Facebook at all though I sometimes use it and I REALLY don’t understand not wanting to at least make some effort… to make the world a better place….people need help, animals need help, the Earth needs help…..

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Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross often wore a t-shirt which said “Just Visiting this Planet” and she was very fond of ET

So feeling like an alien [maybe some others who read this can relate],  I looked up the traits of aliens and what I found were the traits of ‘Starseeds’: [these are just a few]

They have an intense sense of loneliness.

They feel like they don’t belong in their earth family.

They have a fascination with the stars and feel as though their home is out there, but they can’t remember where.

They begin to question the ways of earth at an early age.  Many are the black sheep of their family.

They are drawn to metaphysics seeking answers to why they feel so alone and why they don’t seem to fit in on earth

Many have an adversarial relationship with the parent of the opposite sex..

They may find the behavior and motives of our society puzzling and illogical, and are also pretty adept at understanding hidden motives even at an early age. Finally, they also may be reluctant to become involved in the institutions of society, such as political, economic, health care, and so on.

[There’s a lot written about Starseeds if you google it]

PAYING IT FORWARD AND EXTENDING COMPLIMENTS

Over the past month, I’ve tried on this blog, to start a PAY IT FORWARD movement, a sort of chain of giving. Initially it would begin with me/RITES OF PASSAGE but it would enable me/us to contribute to and help others [which I love to do]..and as I saw it, the others would go on to help more and more people…just like in the movie, Pay it Forward.

I see it as my way of bringing some help, happiness, inspiration and hope to more people and my contribution to making the world a better place. I always first visualize whatever I create, see it, believe it, then create it and it almost always works but with Pay it Forward, very few people seemed to even notice. [Many, many thanks to those who have. I’m not forgetting you!]

I’m mentioning one woman who wrote to me yesterday and made a contribution to pay it forward.

Her name is Lisa Richey and she has an organization called Cheap Therapy. She  wrote a piece on her website wondering how her life might change is she extended a compliment to every single person with whom she came in contact and I’m posting it below because like paying it forward, it’s a way of really making a difference in the lives of others.

And I am  also posting 2 clips from ET The Extra-Terrestrial because I love ET! Somehow it all fits together…

The April Soulbooster word is COMPLIMENT.

I wonder how my life would change if I extended a compliment to every single person with whom I came into contact?  I wonder what would happen if we ALL did that?

What if:

we complimented the person in front of and behind us in line about their clothing, smile, child, etc?

we complimented the grocery cashier about her smile that goes all the way up to her eyes?

we complimented our mechanic about his expertise and integrity.

we complimented our waiter for his attention to detail and attention?

we complimented our spouse/beloved for still taking our breath away?

we complimented the garbage collection people for how very well they do a job that not many want to do?

we complimented That Co-worker (you know the one) for always providing another way to see things?

we complimented our spiritual leader/teacher not just for the Sunday/Saturday/whenever sermon/lesson, but for how they helps us seek to be closer to our Creator every day?

we complimented children for their compassion and wisdom rather than just their beauty and achievement?

You get my point.  So I’ll stop listing here, but I won’t stop wondering.

-Lisa Richey