Thursday, June 10, 2010

News From the Weird

Awards and memes, Blogtopia is rife with them both. I must admit I'm not much good at complying with their rules. Shame on me, but most of my aversion stems from the fact that rules call for including a few people while excluding many.

I'm a laid back kinda gal and feel more comfortable spinning parts of me out into cyberworld little by little rather than in big eBlasts. If you read my blog, you'll get to know me as I shed my skin, layer by layer, over time. But, as I read TechnoBabe's post the other day, she made the point that this is how we get to know each other in Blogtopia. Since she's honored me a couple of times on her righteous, little, hippie blog, I wanted her to know that I noticed and appreciated her kindness.

One award she gave me was the Blue Award. Blue reminds me of water, calmness and tranquility. It also reminds me of the throat chakra which is associated with the color blue, communication and speaking one's truth. And thus, is the perfect time to peel off another layer of my eclectic, esoteric self.

My work history is eclectic. I've been a fry cook in burger joints, a secretary, seamstress, upholsterer of both furniture and automotive, bartender, bowling center manager, semi-professional bowler, school cafeteria cook, medical back office manager, massage therapist, light worker, energy worker and ascension seeker.

I am also esoteric by nature. I've studied and worked with hypnosis since I was 12 years old. I have a transcript of every session I've ever done except a couple. And of course, they were the ones that most blew my mind. Past life regression and soul retreival are passionate interests of mine. Occasionally, a psychologist friend of mine calls me into her office to help her move a patient beyone a point where they've become stuck in their progress.

I am probably the most normal "different" person you will ever meet. Different is what people say when they try to sugar coat us oddballs. I used to try to hide it, but no more. Now, I embrace my lust for the unusual. As the card my neice gave me last year for my birthday read: Another year older, another year weirder. Who knew they had a card for such things?

I've given up worrying what others think of my esoteric practices. Hey, if I can figure out how to teleport myself from California to New York, as far as I'm concerned, so much the better. And when I do, I'll let you all ride along. Until then go check out TechnoBabe's groovy blog.

Scotty, beam me up. Wait...let me try doing it myself first!


Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

You weirdo, you, we wouldn't want you any other way. Thanks for peeling back a layer and letting us take a peek.

NanU said...

weirdos just everywhere! if the majority of bloggers think they're strange, weird, unusual, eclectic, however you put it, doesn't that mean such a state of existence is normal?

Naturedigital said...

We all are weirdos Ronda.
And we all love the others.

Jingle said...

everyone is special,
the uniqueness in each of other makes life more interesting and more challenging, without differences, life is dull...
we enjoy rainbow colors,
we cherish individuality...

you have sharp eyes,
detective senses.
cool post!

Jingle said...

in each of us...
typo in comment.
smiles for forgiveness.

Brian Miller said...

and thats why we love you ronda...smiles. the most normal weird person...i like it!

Dave King said...

I am very largely in agreement with your thoughts on the subject. Reluctantly, I have come to the conclusion that most of these awards are set up by people who are mainly interested in increasing the flow of visitors to their own blogs, but they are then awarded by good people with the best of intentions. The main objections, though are the exclusion and the fact that, if you do stick to the rules, they multiply exponentially, and as they do so they become devalued. (Those two objections sound contradictory, but I don't believ e they are.)

Felicitas said...

Weird rocks! I'm with you - no more hiding, 'cause life is just too damn short to be someone you're not!

Jill said... is your love of things weird and esoteric that endear you to me. I enjoy learning more about you each time and viewing the world through your eyes.

It is a BIG thing to be comfy with yourself.

Nessa said...

I am usually called different also. I don't care to participate in blog awards for the same reason. It was nice to get to know more about you, though.

Christina said...

Weird is GOOD and Technobabe rocks!! :D

TechnoBabe said...

To me you are unique. Awesome. And so kind. The posts you have written about your friends have at times moved my spirit and helped me also renew my spirit. So if you are weird, I love it.

Ronda Laveen said...

Lorenzo: Thanks, Lorenzo. I read your Rumi/Woody Allen post and realized you know all about weird:-)

NanU: Yes, NanU, the science girl. The large numbers of us weirdies does make our strata normal. I like that.

Nature: So true, Costas.

Jingle: Rainbow colors express individuality. Yes!

Brian: I thought you would.

Dave: I don't think those two ideas are contradictory either. Their sheer numbers devalue the merit.

Felicitas: Sing it, sistah!

Jill: Being comfortable with one's self is a BIG thing. The older I get, the easier it is.

Nessa: Thank you, sister.

Christina: Girl, you are all about the creative weirdness. Not only does TechnoBabe rock, so do you!

Ronda Laveen said...

TechnoBabe: If I have strengthened and moved your spirit at times, then I feel complete with this blog. For that is my intent here in Wonderland, to continually challenge and raise the bar of spirit. Thank you for your support:-)

DUTA said...

The line between normality and weirdness is very thin when one works with people. I've come to realize that during a period of my life when my job was to supervise the functioning of certain devices and write reports on it.

It was a dull job, but I felt good and normal with nobody to irritate me or boss me around. It was me , the device, and the report. I had time for myself and reached home a calm, untired person.

Baino said...

I love that you're 'odd' and love that you cone and know your chakra's. My mind is always open. Actually, hypnotherapy interest me but as a smoking therapy rather than past life regression. . .soon. . .very soon . .stay weird, it makes you so very interesting.

Ronda Laveen said...

DUTA: The line between weird and normal is, indeed, very thine. I can see why you liked your job.

Baino: You know, sometimes, addictions are tied to past lives. But in any event, if you decide to try hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, let me know. I can tell you what it will and won't do before you start your sessions.

Leah said...

I have long respected and admired you in all your difference. Speaking as one "odd" soul to another. And I have so long been interested in past life regression. But now that I've met you, I think I wouldn't want to do it with anyone but you! Please take that as a compliment!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Ronda-- Isn't TechnoBabe the greatest! Congrats on your awards.

This was a terrific post-- I loved "I am probably the most normal "different" person you will ever meet." and that you are so comfortable in your own skin. I bet that helps your sleep really good at night.

Thanks for peeling a layer off for us.


Megan said...

I like your kind of weird. I like it a lot.

Ronda Laveen said...

Leah: Oh, doing a past life regression with you would be so very interesting. I just know it!

JJ: Now that you mention it, I do sleep quite well. TechnoBabe definitely is one kool lady.

Megan: I appreciate your sense of style too!

little hat said...

One year weirder. I like that. We must all be travelling that path with you Ronda cos we're still coming back and reading.
Is it weird or is it just freedom to be. I like the idea that each year I become a little bit more like myself.

tony said...

Its been cloudy all week here.I was reading your blog just now & the Sunshine came out to play!

Sam Liu said...

Yeah, I'm the same; I never manage to comply with award or meme rules :) It's great to learn more about you fascinating work history. Semi-professional bowler. You just *have* to tell us more about that :D

And yes, I'm used to the "different" sugar coating. But hey, I wouldn't want to be anything else :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Little Hat:
Yes, that freedom to be more myself each year gets stronger with every passing year.

Tony: That was me! Little Miss Sunshine!

Sam: I wouldn't have it any other way either:-)

Jai Joshi said...

I haven't had time to properly read this but I'll be back to catch up. Just wanted to drop a quick word to say hi!


Barbara Martin said...

Weird is having a special slant and view of life, which you have Ronda. I like your different outlook on the world and life in general, and to take a peek at it in your posts.

Ronda Laveen said...

Jai: Hey! Good to read you around again!

Barbara: Thank you! I am kind of slanted:-)

joanny said...

My kind of gal -- interesting list of accomplishments. You are not weird my dear but delightfully REAL.
Looks like we have some similar interests and talents. A favorite author - and a theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist,of mine -- catch him on youtube as he takes you on a journey to time travel and Teleportation and other Phenomena that he explains the how and whys and other fasinating tales by this very interesting man
a good book to read "Hyperspace: a scientific odyssey through parallel universes, time travel " ... -
Michio Kaku

Ronda Laveen said...

Joanny: Wow! Thanks for the link to Michio. He sounds like my kinda guy!

Deanna Schrayer said...

I for one feel blessed by your weirdness Ronda. ;) It is so nice to have someone to talk to frankly about these sort of things. My family thinks I'm plum nuts for believing in such *gasp* NATURAL oddness. Thank you for being you!

By the way, I love the PINK background, and I don't like pink. :)

Mrsupole said...

Something is weird in that my comments keep disappearing and I still can't figure out why.

Here we go again, weird is now normal because I think everyone is weird in some way. It kinda falls under the dysfunctional family thing. We all come from a dysfunctional family in some way or another and what is normal for one is not normal for another.

So what some think is weird another thinks is normal and vice a versa.

And if someone cannot accept someone for who they are then that person can just find someone who will.

We all love you for who you are and that is pretty darn good, well at least I think so. Just keep doing what ever it is you are doing and we will keep on enjoying what you are doing.

And if blogger doesn't stop snaking my comments then I am just gonna have to, oh heck I don't know what I am gonna do.

God bless.

notesfromnadir said...

You have done many fascinating things in your life which bodes well for your writing. I think writers are always put into situations that will give them stories to tell.

Eclectic is good! Keep writing & we'll keep on reading!

Ronda Laveen said...

Deanna: I am glad you are so open to talking about the oddities of life and paranormal. I feel you have a deeper connection than you yet know.

Sherry: I don't know why Blogger keeps eating your comments. It does that to me at Dorraine's blog. As one of my friend's mom sez: there's a cracked lid to fit every pot.

Notes: You are right. Those odd experiences do give us a depth of understanding which enhances our writing.