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MoonBlog 3.5

Human Design is a tool, a practical tool, it is something that we use, that we apply. It is not a philosophy, it is a tool to experiment with, and see, witness how we actually operate. It is also an individual tool, it is something we need to apply in our own personal life, on our own, for it to work. It is not a group effort, there is no safety in numbers, we and we alone need to do the work. Yes, by all means, sharing our process, sharing about our experimentation with others, be it with one other or a thousand, but no one can help us with it, except we ourselves as we go deeper into the uncovering of how we function, how the mechanics of our Design operates.

Human Design is not an opinion, let alone a shared opinion. Even among the same Type, or with the same Centers Defined and/or Undefined, the same Variable, PHS, or Defined Channels, no one is the same, each and everyone is completely unique, and as soon as we try to adhere to any group, or group effort, at least one of us is using their mind as a decision maker, and not their inner authority. And the experiment slows down or even grinds to a halt, discussing opinions and what are perceived as feelings in an effort to find a common ground. A ground that will never be found, and thus the people forever lost in the discussion about it. Imposing mental considerations to which there is no solution, no escape, no right nor wrong, but just another run around while seemingly experience a sense of purpose and righteousness.
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MoonBlog 17.1

Life as a theatrical spectacle.

Are we the ones on stage after studying to become actors for so long making our stuttering debut or are we laureled with golden statues for our performances? When and what is our next performance, will we let you know, and make a Facebook Event announcement perhaps? Do we perhaps whisper words to the actors, do we write the scripts? Are we paying to be in the audience eating popcorn, cheering on or booing away? Are we the ones running the theater, the lights, the show, are we selling tickets?

Or do we get up and walk outside the theater and go do other stuff all together?
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MoonBlog 37.2

what is the point of telling someone to start or stop (doing) something? Who’s in control of anything, really? Who am I, to even share my inner desires and projections, commanding veiled as wishes? Will this make me more or less comfortable with the world around me? Am I then in acceptance of life and all in it, or in opposition? Of you, you as well, and you too… Constantly reacting, no like this, yes just a little bit more of that, do this, not that, perhaps like this, more like so. Deluded by meanings, results, opinions, convictions.

Why?

Why do we identify with a higher calling of our opinions, of our moral superiority on any other living being. Falling into the trap of comparison and reasoning, logic and even feelings. Yes even feelings. Your feelings for right or wrong have absolutely no bearing on mine, none whatsoever, ever! And yet still we continue to do as if there must be some agreed upon correctness for all. And one is either in, or out of that unwritten correctness, but held accountable for sure! As if we need to find common ground, yours or my common ground to begin with.

Moon Blog 26.2

The desire to be someone, and to identify with something that you like, something positive, is pretending at best. This archetype, or that one, or combined in a hotchpotch of identities, colours and attitudes.

Would you like to scratch the surface?

Today?

Vox VT40+ Valvetronix

The perfect combination of innovation and tradition, the VOX Valvetronix + Series combines sophisticated modeling technology with vintage know-how to provide an array of authentic guitar tones that are worthy of the name VOX. Based on the acclaimed VOX Valve Reactor circuit, which utilizes a genuine 12AX7 vacuum tube in the power stage, these advanced digital amplifiers retain the familiar warmth of a genuine tube amp. True tube tone is pumped through a custom designed 10” VOX speaker, while the intuitive control set makes customizing the VT40+ to your liking simple.

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Rear Controls Panel
  • Number of amp models: 33
    Number of effects Pedal effect types: 11
    Modulation/Delay types: 11
    Reverb types: 3
    Noise reduction: 1
    Number of programs Preset: 99
    User: 8 (2 banks x 4 channels)
    Input/output jacks
    Top panel: INPUT jack, PHONES jack, AUX IN jack
    Rear panel: FOOT SW jack

  • Power amp output VT40+: maximum 60 W RMS @ 8 Ohm
    Speaker VT40+: VOX original; 10 inch, 8 ohms (x1)
    Power supply requirements: AC, local voltage
    Power consumption VT40+: 36 W
    Dimensions (W x D x H) VT40+: 422 x 222 x 406 mm / 16.6 x 8.7 x 16.0 inches
    Weight VT40+: 10.9 kg / 24 lbs.
    Included items: Power cable
    Options: VOX VFS5 Foot Switch

The Vox Valvetronix range of amps was hailed as the great happy medium between solid state and tube amps – taking the advantages of both and combining them into an amp that sounds warm and authentic yet is easy to maintain and retains the features the modern guitarist needs.

The new Vox Valvetronix Plus amplifiers take the next step with a greater range of models and features, and updated amp models that sound more accurate and faithful than ever before. The Valvetronix+ amplifiers are the new faces of versatility in the hybrid amp market.


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Moon Blog 20.1

A little history lesson here.

In the other Reflector group a while ago, some heated debates occurred, some with me, but all of a sudden to the fact it was an Open Group. Open for non Reflectors, as it has always been since it was made, but who reads the about group message that you see upon admission right?

So this became a huge problem, and Sabrina was so nice to make a new, closed group, only for Reflectors. The backlash she got from doing that without consulting them, whoever them are ! She just saw the call, the desire, wherever it might have come from/originated, and felt the push to act upon and did. She made a Reflector only group. It got populated with people.

In the mean time, some individual arguments continued, people started blocking me, I started blocking others. All so we don’t have to be triggered anymore by each others writings. I learned to embrace it.
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Moon Blog 27.4

In comparing with others we always do good and others always do something bad. Only to ourselves do we deem ourselves always and only bad, all of sudden the good is gone. Bring in a comparison and we’re back at us doing good and others doing something bad.

On and on and on and on.

The notion of doing this is good, and doing that is bad, is just a notion. It is not real, don’t listen to it, don’t make decisions through it, and see how your life changes.

Moon Blog 42.3

Sometimes one learns a technique, and applies it occasionally or perhaps everywhere, and might even become extremely good in the application. But the technique is not you, it is not who you are. The ritual of exercising the technique, however well performed, is not who you are. Nor is being a bad performer of it, who you are.

Drop the identification with exercising any ritual or technique, and find who is doing it.

Moon Blog 57.1

it is interesting to reflect back on pre Human Design, and since.

Before, my mind would want to try to understand something, and only if it did understand, it would try out something. If my mind was unconvinced, nothing would happen with any information or knowledge.

Now this has been a great protection also, because there is so much nonsense flying around in the world, and all sorts of people telling all sorts of things, and some quite pushy, which sometimes confused me even more. So I either went on wrong paths (copious amounts of LSD for instance was one of my more active choices to investigate) or closed myself off from people or things

I also realize now, that if I did understand something, I would try it out, but only once, or maybe twice. And fail. And fail over and over and over again, because I would only try it out, once, or maybe twice. As a baby learning to ride a bicycle, or cooking dinner.
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Moon Blog 29.2

slowly one eye opens, then the other, as I ponder on the dream I just had, feeling the warm bed as I turn to my side and enjoy, when suddenly

*BAM*

open root kicking in and my thoughts are;
put on pants,
go to the toilet,
start you computer,
do this, do that,
do it now,
do it like this,
do it quick,
COME ON !

The moment of waking up, feeling so gentle and warm, cuddly are evaporated in an instant
Go, do, do, go, now, do, quickly, go, do !
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Moon Blog 63.4

The wolf is not play-acting the wolf, it just is a wolf, it does not play out the archetype wolf. Why do humans play out archetypes; the businessman, the marrying maiden? These archetypes are just another layer of mental construct. Businessman is not genes, it is an ego construct, a mental fabrication, to behave in a certain way, to identify, and be identified

And we chase systems which have better and better descriptions of the archetypes. Some more narrow, some more precise, others more vague, some kinda loose, but all descriptions of archetypes, as we focus and lock in on the believing of those descriptions of mental constructs.

A better described archetype only aids us in keeping us locked in those archetypes and the whole construct we have ourselves build around it, and are still building. Some systems combine a whole bunch of archetypes to make up for the fact that you are not just one, archetype.

You, are not an archetype, unless it is called human, as your finger points at the moon
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Fender Facelift

Fender Pawn Shop Offset Special
Fender Pawn Shop Offset Special

Pawn Shop Series guitars are inspired by the more eccentric Fender® creations of the mid-’60s to mid-’70s, which sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. Crafted for thoroughly modern sound and quality, they present a creative alchemy of diverse Fender elements. New for 2012, the Pawn Shop Series introduces an unconventional new assortment of “guitars that never were but should have been.”

The Pawn Shop Offset Special guitar is one of Fender’s most offbeat designs ever. Features include a semi-hollow double-cutaway body with an f-hole and sleek offset waist, a phenomenal-sounding pair of large JZHB humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece. This is a guitar from the past and the future.
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Moon Blog 10.6

Isn’t having that question blocking your natural flow?

To worry about this, or that, as you stop, in the middle of the river to ponder on it. To try and figure it out, as the river flows on, and you stopped, your questions becoming more important than your journey. The journey you are on.

How do I do this, or not do that, how, why, when, what?

These questions becoming rocks in the river of life. Hard, difficult, as you place all these rocks in your own flow. No one cares, none of it matters, but you continue to place them in front of you, where they become obstacles in your path.

You become engaged and even obsessed with needing to navigate the rocks and subsequent currents, you, yourself created.

I wish this, I don’t want that, rocks, rocks, rocks. As you try to control, control life by asking these questions, by demanding an answer. But who is listening but you? Who is asking but you? Who cares other than you?

And why do you care so much about these questions and answers, as the river passes on, by.

What a job, to acquire, carry and place all these rocks, in your very own life, in your river, in your flow. Read more

Moon Blog 10.5

Who are we to decide what is correct for others to do, or not do?

Who are we to tell doctors and teachers what to change?

If we do not like what they do or want, and want them to do what we want, are we not the same?

Are we not the same as them doing to others, when we want them to change?

Be it children or a developer, there is always a logical reason.

But who are we to meddle, who are we to decide what someone should or should not do?

Why are we in opposition?

Why are we in constant opposition with things in our lives but out of our hands?

This is not about apathy, this is about authority.

who are you? Who are you to even protest? What are you protesting for?

With a poem, a song, a riot, or a gun, who are you to want to change the world?
by force (!)
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Moon Blog 48.2

as we seek ways to relieve our discomforts, as we seek ways to not sit with our muddy waters, it is our ego that is stil in the drivers seat, is stil in control. Your mind fucking you over, steering you clear of what needs protecting. But you don’t really know if that is actually true, because you’ve never gone there. Really. We believe it needs protecting, as we consider ourselves hurt little children, and in some ways we are, hurt, little, children.

You learn to use tricks, low level magic, to try and avoid the unavoidable, as life keeps steering you back into the mud. The momentary sigh of relief, as you scrape and wash off the few specs of mud that got to you, while your life is already preparing the next preamble for your next mud-bath. The quick fix, the quicksilver life, the shallow dip in and shallow dip out, boasting our shallow victories.

Even without using it as a goal, but the youthful rejuvenation is waiting for you. As the mud clings to your skin, attaching to your dead particles, so they can be washed away, scrubbed and rinsed.

If you ever want to be reborn, don’t you first have to actually die…? Then die, first.

Who are you, that which you attach to, is it true, is it trully you?
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MoonBlog 39.5

Weirdos in the mail

In a FB topic I wrote:

“A hanging Gate is a Gate colored in your Chart in an Undefined Center, a Dormant Potential is a Gate colored in your Chart in a Defined Center. Both types of Gates could be on the other side of your Split that Bridges it. The Not-Self not lives or manifests itself in the Openness of ones Chart only, but it is the mind, using your Openness to make decisions that are not correct for you.”

To which this message comes:

Weirdo: “So Sjef, what was you positive contribution to the poor girl whose fucking head you left spinning? Dude you tend to use your gifts on the shadow side.”

Me: *yawn*

Weirdo: “it is that mean, immature, competitive spirit that makes it so difficult to live here. i know you will not get it… however i needed to say it.”

Me: “I was replying to the other person who just blurted out nonsense, I rather have someones head spin then lied to. The rest is really your own black way of thinking bad things about others and really not my issue love, cheers”

After some contemplation I wrote this also:

Me: “So besides seeing people either as victims or as perpetraders, why are you harassing me with something that is your internal issue? Why do you not go inside yourself and find out why you have an issue with someome correcting basic Human Design knowledge? From which authority do you even dare to come and tell someone else what to do, and impose your morals on, in a private message no less? Next time I will report you. If you have a comment on mine, do it publicly. If you have an issue with someome or something, please resolve the issue yourself where it belongs and not pressure someone else to do it for you. This was free lesson, feel free to book an appointment for another session at my regular fee.”

Weirdo: “Maybe it is time to be mature young friend, and see if you can see beyond yourself, and your need to be seen. One must know their audience, to go to lines and channels before someone has had a foundational reading is pure arrogance and truly thoughtless. Also to speak to your elder in such fashion is pure ignorance.”

Weirdo: “BTW nothing to do with morals, just requesting you to not badger people with all your impressive HD knowledge, it tends to push them away.”

Weirdo: “And I do not have these conversations with you publicly, because I know that you do not set out to hurt, embarrass, try to make people feel less than, or make their heads spin. It is just this way you have of being seen, and I will not fuel that.”

 

Just in case some people wonder why I block certain people 😈 😎
(and yes, I mixed up the hanging gate & dormant potential there)
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Moon Blog 39.3

as long as you see evil as bad, as long as you only seek to attach yourself to the light/good in people while adhering to or applying a dualistic system like Human Design, you are ignoring one complete half of the equation. That is 50% you deem unfit, faul, bad, yuck, and wish to condemn, ignore, and perhaps even kill.

And where does -your- Strategy & Authority come in?

As long as you even dare calling someone to belong to a sub-species only proves your very own superiority complex, and excludes rather than includes, and thus by creating and holding the divide actively will also never resolve anything.

You will continue to stay in opposition with everything you deem ‘not good’ on a self taught and imposed scale of issues to concern yourself with.

If it smells like excrement, it probably is…

Moon Blog 21.6

Is it perhaps time to consider stop voicing your opposition of the current system, and actively engage working on the one that is correct for you?

I can see the being in opposition draining you, hurting you. Your Facebook walls are overflowing with your hurt, the wailing wall almost. Is that truly what is correct for you to do, to be, to spend your days? To be in opposition with what you don’t like? Were you invited to do so? Or asked, initiated perhaps?

Are you trapped in this mode of reaction to life as you see it, in a narrowed down view of life and living? Is the being in oppostion something you crave as an addiction? Knee-jerking around pretending to dance?