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Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes … photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 23 May 2016; published on 15 January 2019

Dear Ones,

Here are some wildflower and mountain scenery photos I took while visiting Mt. Pinos and McGill Campground in Los Padres National Forest, Frazier Park, California in 2016 …

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 1: Miner’s Lettuce,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 1: Miner’s Lettuce,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 2: Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii),” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 2: Baby Blue Eyes <i>(Nemophila menziesii)</i>,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 3: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 3: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 7: Wallflowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 7: Wallflowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 8: Pine Tree Trunk and Lichen,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 8: Pine Tree Trunk and Lichen,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 9: Wallflowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 9: Wallflowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 10: Rocks, Lichen and Pine Trees,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 10: Rocks, Lichen and Pine Trees,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 11: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 11: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 12: Lupine and Indian Paintbrush,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 12: Lupine and Indian Paintbrush,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 13: Mountain Road,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 13: Mountain Road,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 14: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 14: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 15: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 15: Lupine,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 16: Arroyo and Pine Trees,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 16: Arroyo and Pine Trees,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 18: Mountain Ranges,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 18: Mountain Ranges,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 19: Mountain Ranges,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wildflowers and Mountain Scenes, Frazier Park, California 19: Mountain Ranges,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Nature Lore … by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 11 March 2014

Dear Ones,

Exploring animal tracks, plants and wild animals at Sage Ranch, Los Angeles. There’s a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 1, Chaparral Trail,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 2, Rabbit,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 3, Boulders and Mountains,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 4, Resurrection Plant,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 5, Diplacus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey-Flower, Orange Bush Monkey Flower),  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

So, I’ve been running into blue things today … kind of like the light is blue. So the stems of this chaparral shrub look kind of bluish …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 6, Eriodictyon californicum (Yerba Santa),  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

… Can you see this? Oddest thing.

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 7, Lichen,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 8, Lichen,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Question 1: So who knows what these two things are, right here? [Answers to questions are at the end of the blog]

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 9, Question 1,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

… I’ll zoom in on one of them, and I’ll provide the answer later on …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 10, Question 1: Closeup,  by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

… ?? … It’s very small; about an inch across …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 11, Mountains, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Question 2: So who knows what these are?

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 12, Question 2, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

… They’re bigger; they’re about an inch and a half across. I’ll zoom in one one of them … Wait, here’s a good one to zoom in on …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 13, Question 2: Closeup, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 14, Mountains, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Question 3: Well, here’s Question 3: But it looks like the answer is already in the question here … So, what could this be? …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 15. Question 3, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and it’s maybe an inch wide, altogether …  See the hint? There it goes …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 16. Question 3 with Hint, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 17. Rock Bowl with Water in It, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

See the little green tips … the bright green color of the new leaves on the chaparral?

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 18, Eriodictyon californicum (Yerba Santa), by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

It’s pretty cool, huh? New life on New Earth!

Track 1: Ok, so here’s a question. Here’s Track No. 1 … You know, it rained here, recently, and there was this great mud puddle, and then the animals walked through it. So here is Track No. 1 …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 19, Dog Track, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

And the question is: What kind of track is that? So I see toenail marks there, and I see a kind of an oval shape to the foot. And you can’t tell, but it’s about 2 1/2 inches long. And I’m guessing this is a dog print.

Track 2: Well this is a peculiar track. It’s about as big as the dog track. Actually, wider than it is tall. And you can’t see any toenails in it …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 20, Bobcat Track maybe?, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Now it could be just sloppy mud there; but it has some of the characteristics of, say a bobcat track? It looks a little more like a cat track. But it’s pretty ambiguous … I can’t tell for sure.

Track 3: And going on … Here’s another one …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 21, Another Bobcat Track maybe?, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Hard to say. So that’s a question mark. Maybe someone wiser than I will know the answer.

Track 4: Look at this, dear ones … another one of these tracks with the roundish toes and no toenails and kind of a little bit more sideways length than top to bottom length …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 22, Yet Another Bobcat Track maybe?, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

There are a number of them in this wash, here. So I’m guessing maybe bobcat. That would be pretty cool!

Here’s a Star Lily or Newton Zigadene … It has about 4 different names.

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 23, Zigadenus fremontii (Star Lily, Freemont Zigadene,  Freemont Lily), by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

After it blooms, it has a tall stalk, and a beautiful, white flower. But all of these lilies are just starting to come up, right now, because of the rain. They’re just starting to come up.

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 24, Chaparral and Mountains, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 25, probably Toxicodendron diversilobum (Poison Oak), by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Track 5: Deer track, moving quickly? Or is it a rabbit track?

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 26, Deer Track or Rabbit Track? by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Track 6: Well, I don’t know for sure. I’ll show you another one … This one looks more like a rabbit track to me …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 27, Deer Track or Rabbit Track? by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Deer track, right? Maybe running away from something? Or is it a rabbit track? I dunno …

Track 7: And here’s another one … Deer track or rabbit track?

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 28, Deer Track or Rabbit Track? by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

Something’s hiding in there, but I don’t know what it is. And I keep hearing it scrambling around in there.

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 29, Chaparral Bush, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

There it is …

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 30, Spotted Towhee?, by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

“Nature Lore, Sage Ranch, Los Angeles,” Image 31, Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture), by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

Answer to Question 1: Earthworm burrows

Answer to Question 2: Gopher holes

Answer to Question 3: Right! It was an ant hole

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Art Photo Series: California Wildflowers … by Alice B. Clagett .

10 February 2018

Dear Ones,

This is an art photography series called the “California Wildflowers.” I’ve put it in chronological order. I expect to be putting up other series from time to time, as Creative Commons …

Coast Paintbrush – Castilleja affinis, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Succulent Lupine– Lupinus succulentus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

White Snapdragon – Antirrhinum coulterianum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Chalcedon Checker-Spot Butterfly and Wand Buckwheat – Euphydryas chalcedona and Erigonum elongatum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and Wild Radish – Papilio rutulus and Raphanus sativus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Blue-Eyed Grass – Sisyrinchium bellum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Golden Stars – Bloomeria crocea, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Purple Nightshade – Solanum xanti, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Fairy Lantern, aka Globe Lily – Calochortus albus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

California Buttercup – Ranunculus californicus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Hummingbird Sage, aka Crimson Pitcher Sage – Salvia spathacea, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Creek Monkey Flower, aka Common Large Monkey Flower – Mimulus guttatus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Showy Penstemon – Penstemon spectabilis, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Succulent Lupine, aka Arroyo Lupine, Foothill Lupine – Lupinus succulentus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

English Plantain, aka Ribwort – Plantago lanceolata, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Padres’ Shooting Stars – Dodecatheon clevelandii, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Columbine Cultivar – Aquilegia, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Coastal Wood Fern – Dryopteris arguta, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Catalina Mariposa Lily – Calochortus catalinae, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

California Poppy 1 – Eschscholzia californica, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Yellow Mariposa Lily – Calochortus clavatus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Speckled Clarkia 1 – Clarkia cylindrica, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Speckled Clarkia 2 – Clarkia cylindrica, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Indian Milkweed – Asclepias eriocarpa, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Star Lily, aka Fremont Zigadene, Fremont Lily – Zigadenus fremontii, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Blue Larkspur – Delphinium parryi, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Wild Morning Glory – Calystegia macrostegia, aka Convolvulus cyclostegius, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Matilija Poppy – Romneya coulteri, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Western Wallflower – Erysimum capitatum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Coastal Prickly Pear – Opuntia littoralis, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

California Poppy 2 – Eschscholzia californica, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Datura, aka Tolguacha, Toloache – Datura meteloides, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Wild Cucumber, aka Chilicothe, Manroot – Marah macrocarpus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Prickly Phlox – Leptodactylon californicum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Poison Hemlock – Conium maculatum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Bladderpod – Isomeris arborea, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Marchantioid Liverwort – Asterella californica, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Silver Lotus – Lotus argophyllus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Tree Poppy, aka Bush Poppy – Dendromecon rigida, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry – Ribes speciosum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Heart-Leaved Penstemon, aka Climbing Penstemon – Penstemon cordifolius, aka Keckiella cordifolia, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Sticky Cinquefoil – Potentilla glandulosa, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Rose Snapdragon – Antirrhinum multiflorum, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Wild Radish (white), Raphanus sativus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Wild Radish (yellow), Raphanus sativus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Common Sunflower, aka Prairie Sunflower – Helianthus annuus, California Wildflower Collection, by Alice B. Clagett, May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Malibu Creek State Park … by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 1 June 2015

Dear Ones,

Some wildlife and wildflower scenes in Malibu Creek State Park … Continue reading

Higher Self – Lower Self … by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 8 April 2014 

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Nature and Sunshine
    • Computer and Telephone Glitches … Calling on the Higher Self
    • Drivetime Safety
    • On Doing What Affords Joy
    • ‘What If’ Question Meditation on the Higher Self
    • On Imagining Oneself to be Wonderful and Miraculous
    • Images of Spring Chaparral and Wildflowers at the End of the Video

Dear Ones,

Here is a video on the Higher Self. The setting is Sage Ranch Park, in the Simi Hills in Los Angeles County, and there are pictures of the spring flora at the end of the video.

The stirring instrumental music that accompanies the chaparral and wildflower images at the end of the video is “Prelude No. 3” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0.

There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones,

I’m at Sage Ranch, Simi Valley, Los Angeles. It is a beautiful, bright, sunny day, and it has gotten awfully warm here … just unseasonably warm. It is amazing! And every day, in the last few days, it has been just like this.

Nature and Sunshine

And I cannot help but notice how much better I feel when I am out in nature and the sunshine … or in the shade near the sunshine … than I am in front of a computer. I do not know if you have noticed this phenomenon yourself.

Computer and Telephone Glitches … Calling on the Higher Self

It seems like the computer is going so slowly these days, and so many things go wrong. Just one technical glitch after another. And lately, in the early morning, when I wake up, and at night, right before I go to sleep, I have been calling on my Higher Self.

And I have come to the realization that it knows a heck of a lot more than I do. In fact, the amount that I know is practically not worth talking about. And so, I have come to the understanding that I really need to rely on my Higher Self.

Thus, at night and in the morning, what I do is, I just send a message to my Higher Self. I say: I just want you to know that it is perfectly fine with me, if you arrange all the small details of my life for me. I am willing to do whatever you think it is I ought to be doing, to achieve my Soul purpose, and my Soul mission here on Earth.

The problem being, that I am not too sure what they are. So, if you would just let me know, I would be delighted to do it. And if there are things you can do in the background, without my knowing about it, to help me to do these things, that is just fine by me. You have my permission.

So in that way, I am always thinking about my Higher Self these days. And I cannot help but feel that, when the computer starts glitching up, and everything seems to go wrong with my telephone, it is kind of like my Higher Self is saying to me: Why not go outside and enjoy the sunshine? You know?

Drivetime Safety 

And the same thing: I go out, and I get in a car, and the first thing that happens … the very first thing that I see, is a person who is not looking where they are going, in a car coming towards me. They just run right straight through the stop sign!

On Doing What Affords Joy

So, I am thinking: Perhaps the car is not the very best thing to be doing right now. If not the office, and not the car, then what? You know? So I am looking for the occupations and activities in my life that cause the most joy.

So this is one of them! It is terrific! And it is funny how my mind tells me that I cannot do the thing that I really want to do!

So, here I am, disobeying my mind, and listening to my Higher Self today. And while I was here, I took some pictures of the Spring chaparral, and the little wild plants growing up. In case you have an interest in them before they bloom, or are just starting to bloom, to be able to identify them, I have added them at the end of this video.

So, have a wonderful day! And I will talk to you later. And Hi! to your Higher Self too, from my Higher Self, and from me.

‘What If’ Question Meditation on the Higher Self

Oh, yes: I had one other thing to just tantalize you with today. It is a Question Meditation:

  • Suppose our Higher Self were as big as a city block?
  • And suppose it were capable of all kinds of amazing things?
    • For instance, suppose it were capable of projecting a 3D image … with sight, sound, and all that … that we take to be ourselves?
    • And suppose it could turn that image on and off again, whenever it wanted to? Would that not be cool?
  • Suppose we ourselves, if we were to join with our Higher Self, had the wisdom to see things from the perspective of a being that is as big as a city block? How would that be?
    • Would we behave differently?
    • Would we look at life differently? And death? And everything in between?
    • How would we act?
  • Suppose everything that our Lower Self sees, and hears, and smells, and feels, by way of pain and pleasure, is really just a lesson that our Higher Self has programmed for us, so that we can add to the Soul knowledge of the Universe?
    • Would that change how we behave in life, if we really believed that?

On Imagining Oneself to be Wonderful and Miraculous

we spend a lot of time thinking of ourselves as small, weak beings who are pushed around by a lot of other beings and circumstances. And I figure it would not hurt to spend half a day … or half of every day … imagining that I am a great, giant, miraculous, wonderful Self that has all wisdom and all knowledge, and the ability to connect with everything.

Why not? I mean, everybody knows that there are six or seven senses …

Link: “Psychology: How Many Senses?” by Christian Jarrett, 19 November 2014, http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141118-how-many-senses-do-you-have ..

Yet the six or seven senses that we recognize as defining the world, are not really worth more than about 2 cents!

So, I am going to try something new. I am going to try thinking of my day in terms of my Great Self … my High Self … and see what happens!

Images of Spring Chaparral and Wildflowers at the End of the Video

[images of California chaparral and wildflowers follow, accompanied by “Prelude No. 3” by Chris Zabriskie]

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 1. Sun,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 1. Sun,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 2. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 2. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 3. Yerba Santa,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 3. Yerba Santa,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 4. Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 4. Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 5. Sugar Bush,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 5. Sugar Bush,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 6. Black Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 6. Black Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 7. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 7. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 8. Bush Monkey Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 8. Bush Monkey Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 9. California Peony,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 9. California Peony,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 10. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 10. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 11. Black Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 11. Black Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 12. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 12. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 13. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 13. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 14. Large-Flowered Phacelia,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 14. Large-Flowered Phacelia,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 15. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 15. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 16. Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 16. Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 17. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 17. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 18. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 18. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 19. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 19. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 20. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 20. Coast Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 21. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sage Ranch Park, Simi Hills, California 21. Landscape,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 April 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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