Category Archives: Journal Entry

The Perfect Day

 

Sometimes, someone has a bad day. No, that’s not right at all.  Everyone of us have bad days. But, we find numerous ways to deal with it. Each of us something different. There are those who find clever ways to ignore the bad happening. These people can be said to only see the good things that happen. Then, there are those who have a habit of dwelling on the bad happening and allow it to affect the rest of the day. These two approaches are pretty much the limit of dealing with a bad day.

But, there are a growing number of people who recreate the bad day over and over again. Examples of this are: couples who argue over the same issues every morning, employees who take the same route to work and find themselves upset, rude and flustered, many who repeat the same day expecting a different tomorrow.

The fear of Scarcity and Victimization makes up 99% of human thinking. The idea that there is not enough keep most of us from taking chances. Everything that happened yesterday becomes an excuse of why today is the way it is, why someone is the way they are, why someone does not have what they want to have.

There are so many creative people in the world, I can fairly say that one is reading this now. Are you a creative person? Do you have a creative soul? Do you want to change your life? I have an idea that might make a difference in your day. First, let’s think about your day and how you want it to start and end.

Then, plan your perfect day.

Write it hour by hour like a film script. Be as detailed as you want to be. Who are the characters? What is the goal of the play (the day)?  Since you are the protagonist, who or what is the antagonist? Be specific and really look at your day as if you have control over how it is going to play out.

This is one thing that needs to be done because at some point you have to take responsibility for the day you create. You are the reason your day is the way it is. You created it with your mind, with your actions, and with your fear based intention.

Write your perfect day and begin to make it a reality. Do not write it from scarcity or fear. But, instead, write the day as if there is no bounds, nothing off limits, and you can be exactly the person you are.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

Creative People And their Muse

 

The Muse and the Creative Person

Breaking down poetic boundaries and looking inside

 

Have you ever been approached by someone very interesting?

If you have, and most of us have, you will better understand what it feels like to have a new writing idea. The ideas do not  appear as words interacting with other words. The characters are people, who live in towns and cities, and have lives and hopes and dreams of their own. Connections are built between the characters that lead to dynamic interactions which have lasting consequences for the character and the story. While writing a story, feelings develop for the characters because the writer also has feelings. It’s these emotions, the ones that exist in the writer’s mind, that create characters so real and interesting that a reader can also develop feelings and emotional attachment.

Ideas sometimes grow into forbidden orchards and conversations sometimes bloom into beautiful gardens.

It might seem strange to you that a writer creates a killer who carries a knife with a short, dull blade because he like to watch the light’s in his victims eyes flicker out for the last time. It might also seem strange that writer talks about a character as if the person is really alive. It might seem strange for a writer to model a victim or love interest after someone they know in real life. But, none of this is out of the ordinary for writer because writing is very strange itself. It’s strange to have people talking in your head, strange to imagine murdering someone and how to get away with it. Writing is strange in a million ways.

Time and time again, creative people collect poison water from a shallow spring and carefully filter it until it is clear and sparkling.

Writers enjoy creating people and stories. It’s part of their lives. The Muse gives her stories and takes them away. Life is good when the Muse dances for her creative person. Life is miserable when the Muse hides herself away. It becomes a drug. It’s their way of life. The Muse is an important part of any creative person’s mental and emotional support group.

 

So the next time the creative person in your life is talking about their story as if it is real or you recognize features of a character in the checkout line at the neighborhood grocery store, just be happy that the creative person is being creative.

Five Minutes Will Change Everything

It was hell on Earth and many didn’t make it out alive. Yet, hope prevailed and those who survived mark it as a defining time in their life. Because many don’t have such moments to look back on, they don’t consider the amazing blessings they have before them; and so, things such as depression and anxiety grip the masses and keep them from enjoying life, erasing the possibilities of their pursuit and replace it with loneliness and fear.

Drugs help and counseling has it’s place, but nothing is as affective as living everyday to it’s fullest degree. Good days and bad days, even hell on Earth, manipulate the equation of life and change the outcome of each and every moment; so much so, that the memory of a once hellish moment factors into the present and changes what one feels about then and now.

If you are depressed, if you are lonely, if you are anxious go outside. I urge you to take a step in a new direction. Just for five minutes do the thing that you so badly want to try, do the thing you think you can’t, press yourself to reach farther than you did yesterday, and for those five minutes you will be a super human because you are doing what you thought was impossible. Sp, you truly became a Super You.

No matter the life, no matter the station, no matter the family you were born into, you can be the person you want to be. Whether you want to be an artist, a musician, a writer, or maybe you’ve been dreading the crowd at the local store, you can do it. All of it.

You are capable of amazing things because you are an amazing person. You are a unique person and all your dreams are  front and center, waiting for you to believe in yourself enough to claim them. The only thing that stopped you from being the person you’ve always wanted to be is the fact that you’ve not thought it possible. Something, or possibly someone, made you believe that you weren’t worthy of the dreams you have, that whether or not you will achieved your goals depended on someone else. Well, you are worthy and whether or not you reach your dreams depends on you.

Five minutes, right now, will change your life forever. Write that story, draw that picture, play that song, face that crowd, become that person you want to be.  Being a Super You will get easier five minutes at a time.

Resolution 2018

 

I began my resolution 12 days early. It’s already tough.

Somehow, I accomplished last years resolution easily. Two of them actually. But, this one will be very different.

Now that I’ve convinced myself of the hardest resolution I’ve ever tried, I think I’m going to double up again this year and add “no sweets or sodas” to the list. Tea is fine with raw sugar is fine, but even that will dwindle with time.

It will be Life changing for sure.

Do you like tea?  If so, visit: Silk Road Teas. You will be delighted by their knowledge and variety.

To help me on my resolution road I am leaning on this passage from the bible. I think suffering is crucial to success. I think failure is the beginning stages of success. I think asking is the beginning of receiving. Keeping all this in mind, I also believe there is a time to reap and a time to sow. Miracles and magic take time just for this reason. Everything must gestate before it comes to fruition.

WE are princes and princesses of this universe, no matter what your religion is called. We are all born in spirit first and that spirit somehow forgets our true nature when we are born into this world. During the time here we see things and hear things that remind us f our nobility and we realize that we have some type of power. No matter if the power begins with you or comes to you from another source, you are in control of something that changes your destiny.

Take control now. As this new year begins, talk to your God or your higher self or your guardian angel and ask them to reveal to you your true nature, so that you may claim your legacy.

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

You Create Reality

This overall statement will seem like a lie. But, it is true. I am able to wish things into my life. And I can do it rather fast. I simply think about what I want and within a few days I get it. It even happens within hours sometimes.

Today, I wanted an almanac calendar that showed the 12 Signs of Man throughout the month. You might know what I’m talking about what with some of you being into the spiritual side of things, but if not, it is the part of the calendar that labels everyday with a part of the body.

I wanted one and I got one for free. I think this happens because I know the universe is abundant and overflowing with the things we desire. Just think of it. What do you want?

I truly believe that through subconscious thought we create every moment of our lives and the lives of the people around us. I happen to see it in everyone’s life. I see it because I know how it works. I know how the universe operates, how the creation is also part of the creator. We are the Princes and Princesses of the of Universe.

We exist inside of a mechanism that works to provide our desires and our struggles. Let’s face it, we are constantly searching for knowledge and want to know who we are.  But most of us don’t believe we can have everything we want.

Why?

Because we were told all of this as a child. Money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs are hard work, putting food on the table is not easy, someday you’ll see how hard being an adult really is.

And so, we make it that way because the most influential people in our life told us that is the way it is, for everyone. Well, not for everyone. There are those who have it all. They are the cheaters, the liars, the people who rip others off and live off of the hard work of others.

So, it’s no wonder that we have a negative belief about rich people who seem to have everything.

We think: I’m going to work hard for the things I have because that’s how an honest person lives. So, that is the life you create for yourself.

I believe that I am a Son of God, a Prince of the Universe, that my Almighty Creator placed inside of me His Powerful Spirit and by it I am empowered to live in abundance and a fulfilled destiny.  If I can imagine it, I can have it. Just as it says in the 10th chapter of Genesis.

Who do you believe you are? Who creates your reality? Do things happen to you or do you do things?

Are you a victim of this universe ?

 

 

Automatic Writing, Channeling, or Dowsing Fiction

Dowsing Fiction: Part 1
“Getting in Touch with Yourself”

by thadd presley

 

There are many ways to get into the flow of writing. But, lately the usual hasn’t been working for me. Things like music, background noises, even sounds from the forest right outside my house have been distracting enough to interrupt my train of thought. And if you are a writer or happen to live with a writer, possibly even if you know a writer, you know all there is to know about not breaking their focus. It’s brutal for you and them. Trust me, a writer’s frustration towards anyone who interrupts them is worse than the painters, musicians, and maniacs put together. But, through this dark mass of frustration, I have found a new device I’m willing to try. One which I would like to share with you.

It’s a method called automatic writing, but you must be warned that some believe it to be dangerous. Their fear is somewhat justified by numerous accounts throughout history. The danger, they say, comes from the idea that automatic writing is a form of spirit possession. The same way a medium channels the dead, an automatic writer is allowing someone besides themselves to control their body. By doing so they are opening a doorway, much like an Ouija board, which could create a connection with something other than intended.

My own belief about the dangers of automatic writing is this: Thereis always a chance of being influenced by a spirit, or the entire spirit world, just as we are being influenced by demons or helped by angels every moment of everyday of our life. I believe completely in the invisible world. So, my warning, is to become smarter everyday by researching things before you attempt them.

We know many of many instances, places, things, and even people that open us up to the influences from the spirit world, so it’s nothing we haven’t experienced before. We’ve all been to church, temple, or mosque and felt a higher force guiding us, and we’ve all heard a song and been transported to another time and place by the music, we all been in a group and heard a convincing speaker, or read something that made us emotional, and we’ve all been subjected to ideas and thoughts not our own. Automatic writing is no different. However, a little caution and a little research goes a long way on the first day of any project.

On this first day, anyone wanting to attempt automatic writing should not focus on the writing coming from anywhere but inside of themselves. Trying to understand the story inside of yourself should be the point of this exercise. To divine your own purpose, your own story, and access your higher self, or your subconscious mind as as some might put it, will unlock a treasure of knowledge that has been suppressed throughout your life.

The step by step guide on how to begin automatic writing will be in the next part.  For now, I urge anyone interested in this method to research meditation and choose a style to practice. Also read about an Egyptian named Thoth and allow the knew knowledge to guide you.

 

 

 

SCP Foundation

If you’re ever looking for a new idea to write about or just something to read about that will lead you deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of creativity and what-ifs in our universe,  I urge you to look into the SCP files on the link below.

Secure, Contain, Protect

Here you will find creatures, objects, and people along with their back stories that will either excite your own creativity or scare you senseless.

I’ve often wondered if some of the articles on the site are fake, I mean … real…  And I find myself thinking of them at night when the lights are off.  Take a look for yourself.  It will change the way you think of our world, of your stories, and the way fictional universes begin.  And possibly explain how the universe we live in began.

 

 

New Album 2018

I recorded a blues album for 2016, then an experimental album for 2017, and now I’ve got an idea for the 2018 album. This will be the best album I’ve ever made. I will not hold back. It will get The full treatment and, if the recording artists get behind the idea, we’ll do a Tennessee Theatre show. One night.

More is in the works for the recording schedule. All new music, all new ideas, can’t wait for 2018.

A year from now, I want to look back and know that Dreams are exceptionally hard to achieve for a reason. There will be things and people that pop up to block the flow of your energy. But, it’s only a test. They are not permanent road blocks. They are only side street distractions.

Remember that these distractions will pop up from our old lives to misdirect our resources and energy, but we must think back to why they became a part of the old life in the first place.

They are the Lazy, thoughtless, part timers, who speak without thinking, eat the crap people feed them, sleep where other people tell them, and simply go with the flow.

But, we are not!!

They will always be on the sideline of your life needing asking for a helping hand, giving a shallow compliment, and trying to make some dead memory live again.

Remember, remember, the 4th of November.

OK. Here are the names I’ve been working on… but first, I think I want a pseudonym because I’m in  a place I can start over and do things a bit differently. So, these are anagrams of my name. Check them out.  They are the best of the lot and the ones I like most in bold.

Thadd Presley

Shred Adeptly
Add Thy Lepers — possible album name for 2019
Addle The Spry — my fav
He Lept Dryads
Ethyls Red Pad
Shady Red Pelt
Ed Held Pastry
As Thy Peddler — album name 2020


James Thadd Presley — album names

Helpers Add Majesty
Redhead Amply Jests
Slapdash Jet Remedy
Medley’s Depths Ajar
Jaded Harmless Types
Shapely Jaded Terms — my fav album name
Empty Jaded Slasher
Jaded Pastel Rhymes
Them Deadly Jaspers

I think these will all become album names eventually.

 

Wish me Luck!!!!

C.A.T. (Coalition Against Terror) Part 1

 

Donald Trumps “Ban” on Immigrants doesn’t have to be a terrible idea. If we were as thoughtful as we pretended to be, we would all realize one thing:

We Must Hold the Front Line of Civilization

 

The opportunistic terror regime  within Syria and Iraq and many other countries thrive on two sources of propaganda. The first is very complicated, but it can be overcome with education and cultural understanding. Of course, I’m talking about the radicalization of people.  (It’s happened before with the Catholics, so it isn’t a Muslim thing or an Islam tradition. Anyone with half a brain knows this.) However, the second source of propaganda fueling the current Middle Eastern terror movement is very simple. It’s the idea that The West (Christians and White People) hate the East (Muslims and Brown People.) This is obviously not the case.   However, since Donald Trump banned immigration from countries seriously affected by extremism, it can made to seem the case.

But, how can turning the countries completely over to the radical extremists, help anyone. Anyone who is thinking must realize that removing the affected people from their cities and countries will only make it easier for the terrorists to more take land and resources. And we can be sure that ISIS is not the end of these persecution squads. There will be more in the wings waiting for their chance to make headlines.

We can not help by depopulating the affected areas by the thousands upon thousands, removing the mothers and children to other lands when they are needed on the front lines of civilization to spread the true teachings of faith and family, whether it be in the name of Allah, or God, or Christ, or Buddha. The families who read scripture in their living rooms and pray for their neighbors and enemies alike can not be removed. Otherwise, there will be only extremists.

If anything, America and Europe and Australia should be moving thousands upon thousands of their citizens to Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and other places ravaged by hate, as a front line civilization settlement program to displace poverty and bring in support for the people standing against groups like ISIS.

We should create battle plans that run toward the battle not away from it. Retreating is only giving the enemy more land, resources, and leverage.

The world has plenty of organizations that it’s created to handle international law: NATO, the UN, the EU are all used by member countries to judiciously settle disputes and if needed allocate soldiers, resources, and deadly force to solve problems around the world. But this militaristic mechanism doesn’t work against terrorists. It feeds their lie.

The world is now faced with a major vacuum of power. But, the vacuum grows stronger with every decent family evacuated from inside it. The citizens, citizens of the world, must reverse the vacuum by filling the void, not with tanks and soldiers only, but with the families and businesses and entire settlements filled with charitable hearts that once made the Middle East the cradle of civilization.

As we argue over whose going to pay for the refugee resettlement programs, the terrorist are destroying artifacts that defined cultures and traditions for hundreds and thousands of years. By emptying the land of it’s families and citizens, the terrorist leaders and every small time criminal organization throughout Syria, Israel, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and places throughout Africa are given the exact tools they need  to recruit because the people so many people are left behind are left with no one and no where to turn.

So, while everyone can’t leave Syria and allow the terrorist to hold the keys, the world can enrich the people, free the resources, and strengthen the local heart in these places by moving people to Syria.

 

Music: The Next Production

I’m feeling music reawakening and it’s always a worrying prospect. such a load of work and determination that fills night, day, awake, and sleeping moments. It’s so consuming, all consuming, taking time from every aspect of life. Nothing can stand up to a determined musician when he is visited by the Muse.

I like creating music and writing songs and putting together shows more than anything. Being in a band is a life long obsession of mine. I have an unfulfilled wish pertaining to music and it has to do with a band, a laptop, and a projector.

I don’t just want to play videos behind the band as they perform, but sync some public domain to some shred metal and create an hour show. I feel this deep in my bones.

What movies would I use? Buster Keaton, Chaplin, and some cartoons to start. I’m just now feeling the inspiration rise in me, but I know it will peak and something will come forward.

I want to do it with a band as well and create original footage to play as we perform.

I have limited experience creating videos. You can find a few on this blog that I made for a band where I played bass, Minor Nine, but here is a video I made for a abdn from Tennessee called Afterlife, where one of the old members of Minor Nine now plays.

 

 

The video below has terrible resolution, but I still like it.

 

I will put together a band, create original videos, and have a multi-media show.  It is already coming together.