Sunday, October 28, 2012

Healing From With-in~

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.~Walter Bagehot~

My belief is aligned with this thought as I listen and see....many who say they want better health, better way of daily living, better choices, better outcomes...yet, the true way for bringing all these desires to fruition seems to be the most unacceptable..embracing a "new idea."  New thought process, new actions, new reactions.
When we find ourselves at this 'crossroads,' the decision is, to stay on the path we know ( comfort zone ) or take the path less traveled. ( embrace a new idea )
To think we can have it both ways is choosing to live in denial and thereby, adding confusion to our already non-working method.

A perfect time to stop, reflect, embrace, and apply, is right now is the perfect time.

We must live in this world-we do not have to conform to it.

You, I, we, are the only ones who can change those areas of our life that bring us less than joy and harmony.

When we clear and clean the mind, we will naturally follow the steps to doing same for the body.

Think of it as de-fragmenting your computer~cleaning up all those little bits and pieces of radical escapees.:) Works every time~

Welcome to a new season-a great place/time for a "New Idea~"

Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Culinary Herbalist/teacher/speaker
Sage Hill Farms


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chaos--Do You Know It ?

What exactly is chaos? The name "chaos theory" comes from the fact that the systems that the theory describes are apparently disordered, but chaos theory is really about finding the underlying order in apparently random data.

When was chaos first discovered? The first true experimenter in chaos was a meteorologist, named Edward Lorenz. In 1960, he was working on the problem of weather prediction. He had a computer set up, with a set of twelve equations to model the weather. It didn't predict the weather itself. However this computer program did theoretically predict what the weather might be.

One day in 1961, he wanted to see a particular sequence again. To save time, he started in the middle of the sequence, instead of the beginning. He entered the number off his printout and left to let it run.

When he came back an hour later, the sequence had evolved differently. Instead of the same pattern as before, it diverged from the pattern, ending up wildly different from the original. Eventually he figured out what happened. The computer stored the numbers to six decimal places in its memory. To save paper, he only had it print out three decimal places. In the original sequence, the number was .506127, and he had only typed the first three digits, .506.

By all conventional ideas of the time, it should have worked. He should have gotten a sequence very close to the original sequence. A scientist considers himself lucky if he can get measurements with accuracy to three decimal places. Surely the fourth and fifth, impossible to measure using reasonable methods, can't have a huge effect on the outcome of the experiment. Lorenz proved this idea wrong.

This effect came to be known as the butterfly effect. The amount of difference in the starting points of the two curves is so small that it is comparable to a butterfly flapping its wings.

The flapping of a single butterfly's wing today produces a tiny change in the state of the atmosphere. Over a period of time, what the atmosphere actually does diverges from what it would have done. So, in a month's time, a tornado that would have devastated the Indonesian coast doesn't happen. Or maybe one that wasn't going to happen, does. (Ian Stewart, Does God Play Dice? The Mathematics of Chaos, pg. 141)

This phenomenon, common to chaos theory, is also known as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Just a small change in the initial conditions can drastically change the long-term behavior of a system.

Now, flap your wings and ignite a spark.

Bea Rigsby-Kunz


Monday, October 15, 2012

Embracing The Power of Nature~

Connecting To The Power Of Nature~

This brings all sorts of imagery to mind, the gardens, favorite hiking trails, greenhouses overflowing with common and exotic plants, a single rose, and water-free flowing from the core of our earth.

All of this and more.

However, my thoughts today revolve around a favorite book of mine.

" Connecting to the Power of Nature." by...Joe H. Slate, Ph.D. ( Alabama ) is a licensed psychologist and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Athens State University.

The U.S. Army and the Parapsychology Foundation of New York have funded his lab projects in said subject. His research led to the establishment of the Parapsychology Research Foundation.

Quote..."Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth  find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life last."    ( Rachel Carson )

Most of my waking hours from April through September are spent in the outdoors. I am blessed and so grateful for the connection I have with nature. The feel, smells, sounds, and knowing that my spiritual and physical energy is powered by a force so easily embraced...renews me to full potential and desires with each new day.

Those who know me well-know this is my time of year to reflect, give consideration to what was, and what must be, come the new year that is moving in.

May the Season bring what you need to grow.:)

Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Culinary Herbalist