Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recent Wins

I’ve got a bit of a backlog of major and just-plain-cool wins to post.

The last year of auditing and training culminated, a few weeks ago, in realizing that I’m just in a maze of my own postulates, and that that’s both all that’s wrong, and more than enough wrong for now!

Realizing that, I finally know where I am.  Not where my body is (in an apartment in Lakeland, Florida), but where I am.  I’m lost in my own postulates.  As simple as that.

The cool piece is, I was able to figure out where I am, where I want to be, and what it’s going to take to get from one to the other.

The last couple of sessions, two weeks ago and tonight, really let me start taking some steps in the right direction, for the first time ever.  Not “sorting things out”.  Not “handling some confusion”.  Nothing like that.  Positive steps towards my own goals of who and what I want to be.

The major win from tonight is that I realized the core to whole problem is I’ve been using the present to make the past “right”.  This is the core to engrams, secondaries, locks, GPMs, evil purposes, service facsimiles, et al.  They are all things I use in PT to make the past right.  Wins from the past don’t need to be validated and justified and rationalized in PT.  They don’t need to be made right, they already were actually right.

This really clarifies things for me tremendously.

I wouldn’t be having these significant wins if it weren’t for the excellent education Ron is giving me via Tampa Org’s Foundation Academy.  Everyone involved in that is definitely helping out to an extent they probably aren’t fully cognizant of!  They also wouldn’t happen without the auditing Kit is giving me with Adam’s help.  So, thanks to all involved, in a big way!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Movie Review: Green Lantern

I’m familiar enough with the comics to know that it’s really the ring that matters (though I guess he could wallop bad guys upside the head with the lantern if he had to), and that green fists are going to be involved.  So, I can’t speak for fans of the printed version(s?), but I liked Green Lantern.

I think a lot of people were expecting Ryan Reynolds to be a poor choice, because they associate him with some of his comedic work (e.g.: Van Wilder).  I had higher expectations because I really liked Definitely, Maybe, and not for the comedic moments but because I thought it was well-acted.

So, going in, I had medium-expectations, and was pleased when they were exceeded.  It’s not Iron Man and won’t revolutionize anyone’s career nor be considered the kind of revolution in movie-making that Spiderman was.  But it’s plenty entertaining, it has a good comic-book feel to it, and I love the bit where Blake Lively's character meets him and gets a chance to actually say “hello” and thank him for her rescue.

I don’t think it’ll be a spoiler when I say that he saves Earth.  I liked how he did it.  Totally wrong physics, but it is a comic book movie!

So, 7 on a 1-10.  Entertaining, fun, don’t pay for IMAX but it is worth the big-screen in a normal theatre if you don’t have something with similar perspective at home.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

Saw the new X-Men: First Class movie last night.  Summary: It was good.

It violated a few pieces of X-Men canon, some based on the comics, some from the earlier movies.  Like the Cerebro origin, which contradicts the first movie.  But these are forgivable in my opinion.

The story makes some sense.  The plot is internally consistent.  The characters are interesting.  There’s a great (very brief) bit with Wolverine.

I had to laugh at one scene, which wasn’t intended to be funny.  Xavier basically tells Magneto that “halfway between serenity and anger…” and runs a pleasure moment on him.  Dianetically, Tone 20 is just about halfway between the two, and Magneto being an OT who has picked out humanity as his randomity makes all kinds of sense.  But I’m sure the script-writers didn’t mean it that way.  Just ends up being humorous to me.

Anyway, it was fun.  I enjoyed it.  Good use of historical footage, too.