Talk to the fires

September 30, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Many of you might know that I talk to the wind. The Master Teacher Jesus taught us to do this.

So I tell the wind: “You are loved. You are appreciated. You are valued. Therefore, there is no need to blow destructively. There is no need to blow hard. In my neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhoods, you blow under 35 miles per hour. Most of the time, you are a very gentle, soft breeze. You are loved, valued and appreciated. And, so it is.”

Jesus said that he did all of these things but that we, you and I, will do greater than what he did. So why not control the wind?

If we can control the wind, then we can control the water and the fire.

Join with me and speak this to the fires in western USA:

“Fires, you are loved, valued, appreciated. Therefore, there is no need to be destructive. There is no need to rage and flume. You are loved, valued and appreciated. Therefore, there is no need for your hugeness, your flurry. It is time for you to return to the nothingness from which you came. Please return now. Take with you our love, our appreciation and the truth that we value you. Go now. And so it is.”

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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End Political Parties

Sept. 28, 2020

Hi Everyone,

In my Start Over Success Journal, in part three, My New Normal, I write that I am wondering if political parties need to be replaced with something else. I don’t know what.

When I read posts from people in western USA who are dealing with the fires and hear these people say repeatedly that politicians of all parties don’t understand what it’s really like to live in their area so therefore can’t/don’t help, I question the value of politicians.

I was one of the first Head Start teachers in the USA. I remember Robert Kennedy explaining that local people know best what kind of school, what kind of Head Start, would serve them best. He actually said that Washington doesn’t know.

I couldn’t find the exact quote.

But this memory and the success of Head Start makes me wonder if more local control is needed.

Yes, I know the danger of this–local control and no politicians.

Somehow, we have got to have a solution, many solutions, that doesn’t have all these unintended consequences.

I don’t know what that is.

I only know that if the question/yearning is put out into the Cosmos, answers appear.

Help me watch and listen for those answers.

There has got to be a solution/solutions to what we are now facing.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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What changed?

Sept. 14, 2020

Hi Everyone,

When I am faced with the unexpected like an illness, or job problem, I always stop and ask, “What changed?”

For example, did something change in the way I take care of my body like the kind and amount of food I eat? Am I moving enough? Am I sleeping enough?

For example, did something happen in the market place and I didn’t notice? Did I over work? Underwork?

Several years ago, when the fires in western US were unusually bad, I asked, “What changed?”

One of the things that changed were wind farms: they were bigger and more of them.  Yes, they produce electricity but how else might they impact the environment? Could they influence the air flow?

It is said that the wings of a butterfly moving in South America impact happenings in Europe so the total impact of wind farms is worth considering.

So. Ask, “What changed?” and look for little tiny things as well as big things.

Look at things like feelings, beliefs, thoughts.

We are asked to create a new normal.

The question is “What changed?” to cause the need for a new normal.

Some of us have to start over.

The question is “What changed?” to cause the need to start over.

Add these answers to your Start Over Journal in the part called The Foundation.


Dr. Barb


Sept. 6, 2020

Hi Everyone,

PAT stands for

  • Purpose
  • Audience
  • Tone

Which means

  • Purpose—the reason for doing something
  • Audience—who are you doing this for
  • Tone—is the way to do this friendly, casual or formal, follow-the-rules-exactly

For example:

  • Purpose

My reason for doing Start Over Success, for wanting to plan my new normal          is_______

  • Audience

I am doing this for me; eventually, I will share this with friends and family

  • Tone

I am doing this with a thoughtful but friendly tone; I remember that when              doing this type of creative work, I do not worry about spelling, grammar,                rules, history or anything else; my only concern is to get my thoughts done          on paper so that I can examine them, add to them or subtract from them


I am doing this in a formal, follow all the rules tone.


       I have found that when I take the time to write down the PAT of every                   project I undertake, I make the way forward clearer.  I know exactly why I do         everything I do; I know who my audience is and how to communicate with             them.


Dr. Barb


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