The Rally to Restore Sanity – On Suggestation or Sugar Station

26 11 2010

This was the first blog we know of that began to explore the power of suggestion in a light-hearted way, and the first called, “Suggestation.”

Here at Suggestation, or Sugar Station (because every suggestion has its sugar) we have been on an ongoing – more or less off and on – Quest to find suggestions and ways that the power of suggestion can affect us. It is rare that we see someone else doing this, and when we see someone else doing this, we like to give a shout out!

Suggestation does not subscribe to or encourage any political party, any religion or creed, etc. for the power of suggestion cuts across all national boundaries.  It is human nature to be suggestible, we propose.  So why not take a moment to discover what is being suggested to us, 24/7?  Nor is this site promoted on FaceBook or anywhere else.  It started as a way to post links that I thought were somewhat interesting so I wouldn’t lose them on my computer.  Not a very grand beginning.

I’m just so tickled to give a shout out to John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and friends for coming up with the suggestion to stage a rally about … suggestion.

Thankfully, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and others have caught on to the power of suggestion.  This was demonstrated big time in The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear held on the Mall in DC in 2010.  It can possibly lead to a “tipping point” where we can begin to begin to see how influenced we are by the constant alarms from the general media, while very serious problems in the country remain ignored.

Case in point. John Stewart’s speech at the end of the Rally, or at least, a portion of it.

Whatever one’s politics, Right or Left, or personal beliefs, East or West, one thing that unites us all is …(fill in the blank?)

Now, is that a suggestion or a suggestation?

🙂

Thank you for spending a moment here.

Signed,

Suggestation

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Benefits of Cigarettes? Hazards of Cell phones?

14 11 2010

Here are suggestation we look at the suggestions without taking sides.  Well, that is the aim.

What are the suggestions active here?

Here is a link about the benefits of cigarette smoking, back in the day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/opinion/14greene.html

And next, a link about the hazards of cellphones, found on the same day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/business/14digi.html

Could the science on the hazards of cell phones be more substantive that the science on cigarettes ever was?

Consider.





How many passes

29 04 2010

In the spirit of Suggestation, this just in today —

Do Not Cheat. See This Video Only Once.

n the video you will see a group of basketball players, some in white and some in black passing two balls around. Your goal is to count how many times the ball is passed by those wearing white shirts. It‘s that simple. Remember, count just the passes of the ball by those wearing white.

Do not watch the video again.

VIDEO LINK

http://viscog.beckman.illinois.edu/grafs/demos/15.html

Check it out





Huff Post makes page on Religion – “Prayer of the Heart”

25 02 2010

A page on different religions and religions views?  Such a public forum in this day and age?

It could be that it’s quite brilliant.  A place for different religions and different religious views to process, think, and wonder.

Hmmm.

This is actually a lovely post by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, entitled, The Prayer of the Heart. Here is an excerpt:

“… So many times it appears that our prayer is not heard, that we are forgotten, alone. And yet as the mystic says, “If the heart has heard the prayer, God has heard the prayer.” And more important than any specific answer is the act of prayer, in which we turn toward God. In our busy lives it is so easy to forget the divine, to be immersed in our own problems and our own selves. The mystic knows that what really matters is the inner connection of the heart in which our heart opens and cries. It is something so simple and yet so easily overlooked. It is a way to be with God.

Learning to pray is also learning to listen. Within the heart we wait for an answer, for God’s words, which may come even when we have not asked. Listening is a form of prayer, in which our whole being is receptive. Prayer is communion with God; we share with Him our needs, and we also learn to be attentive, as Rumi so beautifully writes:

Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being, and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you, just to you and for you, without any need for my words or anyone else’s. You are–we all are–the beloved of the Beloved, and in every moment, in every event of your life, the Beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear and know. Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is. Listen and you will discover it every passing moment. Listen, and your whole life will become a conversation in thought and act between you and Him, directly, wordlessly, now and always.

Listening within the heart is attuning our self to our Beloved. We develop the ear of the heart, the inner listening of the soul. Sometimes God communicates directly with words. We may hear these words as a still, small voice, or a thought suddenly appearing. In the silence of receptive prayer, the prayer of the quiet, we may hear words of help and guidance. Or our innermost may speak to us in dreams, when words carry an energy that we know does not belong to our psyche. Sometimes we open a book we know and the words that we read are a message from our Beloved. In so many ways, some known, some hidden, God speaks to us, answers our prayers.”

(Wonder where he found that great quote by the 13th Century Poet, Rumi)

Is that prayer works a suggestion?  Or a Fact?  Consider this well.  In the midst of all the suggestions we receive from without and from without, it could be that prayer really does work.  Check it out?





Worried About Glen Beck?

9 11 2009

Why not, if that’s fun for you to worry about.  On Suggestation, let’s look at the suggestions around being worried about anything.  Or anybody out there in the Media.

Yay.  A delightful parody on the power of suggestion.  Jon Stewart at his best!

Anytime someone makes and effort to point out the suggestations, beyond particularly taking sides, and with humor, she or he gets a shout out.





The Pandemic, or the SUGGESTATION of the Pandemic

26 10 2009

On Suggestation, we look for the suggestions, and why not?  Here is an example.

National Emergency was declared because its feared that the Pandemic might overburden Health Care centers, or the suggestation of the Pandemic?  Remember, every suggestion carries it’s bit of sugar, and that’s why this blog is also called, Sugar Station.

Now, here is another point of view.  What’s useful here is that it shows that many Americans are waking up to questioning the whole idea of vaccinations in the first place.

Which way will you go?  The suggestation here is — to observe the suggestions on ALL sides.

Read on, and enjoy Suggestation!





Dis-Suggestation Exercise

3 10 2009

In the policy charged climate of these times where polarization of attitudes is creeping through every form of media, here is a suggestation:  Let’s look at suggestions.  One suggestion at a time?

What follows in this entry and the next are a list of videos.  Observe the content but try not to personally identify with the content.

For a better photo of this legendary response to the Voyager (VGER) go here for oodles of fun!

Try to observe the suggestions, right and left, front and back, upside and backwards.  And the feeling of the suggestations in the body.  Might be lots of  sugar stations to be found here! (entry continues below)

Let’s find out if the way out of the power of suggestion is dis-suggestation. This won’t be easy to do, at first.  Some George Carlin videos are included. (entry continues, below)

The person without self-knowing from moment to moment, is torn by every wind and doctrine that offers him a future reward, or threatens him with future loss or pain. —

Rhondell