Those who have followed this site over the years know that the focus has been primarily upon personal and spiritual growth, consciousness, and expanding awareness. Just for fun and out of curiosity I have dabbled in current events, personalities and sports. Some have wondered how I have derived my conclusions using numerology. Numbers provide a focal point that opens the door to yet further expansion of awareness.
There is criticism that I focus too much upon the negative. It goes with having spent over 40 years as an alternative therapist and counselor delving into both the light and hidden facets of the unconscious dark side of thousands of clients
Numbers can be applied to any facet of life and living. They are a static symbol that reflect aspects of vibration, cycle and rhythm. It all starts with interaction between the pulsing cosmic forces of contraction and expansion. Friction between these various cosmic electromagnetic forces leads to light and then sound. These are ultimately followed by the infinitely expanding combinations and complexities of creation and finally life itself. Which begs the question, what isn’t life?
I dabbled for years picking bowl games, and occasional other sporting events such as super bowls, triple crowns and other championship contests. Having grown up in the Pacific northwest I became attached to various teams in the region. As an athlete I enjoyed the purity of sport and clean competition of talented players. A decade or so ago while living in the Vancouver/Portland metroplex area I became interested in the Portland Trail Blazers and started to follow their games.
Over the years I outperformed Vegas and 1001 NBA analysts and prognosticators regarding Blazers win and loss for the coming season, would provide a game summary with scores and player performances the day before the game, predicted LaMarcus Aldridge would leave while others speculated, and predicted the Blazers would move up from their #5 pick in the lotto. I have also provided a few clinkers along the way!
I am not usually a big fan of any professional sports since they have become mostly a source of exaggerated hype, near deification of talented, but flawed personalities, extravagant disproportionate salaries, and flaunting of big egos. Lately the game has become a toy for billionaires, and where too much money goes there is usually deterioration of values and meanings. Where big bucks and big egos fly the dark side of wealth and power creeps increasingly into the sport.
Amid this are some that try to hold onto family and group values and some semblance of enjoyment of what is, after all, a game. To some extent the Blazers organization has tried to hold onto some of these positive traits, with occasional need to pass off some toxicity. I think it is a reflection of its long time owner, the late Paul Allen. He was one of the more modest and less ruthless of the new breed of billionaires.
When Damian Lillard came into the organization in his early years, he repeatedly made loyalty his major mantra and showed relative modesty in the demonstration of ego. He gave to the organization and the community. He was a good leader who helped to encourage and develop the young talent and those around him. I too, was excited by what he brought to the organization. With time his impatience grew and traits of yielding to image, self importance, trophies and limelight crept into his demeanor.
He was always a bit of a whiner, and now it comes out more clearly into the open. He has to be near the top of the league when it comes to working over the refs. I think of him as sort of a Rodney Dangerfield without humor. He thinks he gets no respect. So he goes after the THE RING, more recognition in a bigger market, and more shoe sales. If he gets THE RING in Miami there will be an asterisk on his professions of loyalty, no matter how accomplished his career. Also, will be the years of what ifs and what could have beens.
Sadly, he has joined the legion of mercenaries who travel from town to town and sell their goods and soul to the highest bidding warlord or most likely RING team. It’s no longer win one for the team and for the city, but how many can I get on my thumb! It is, after all, the new NBA in thing. Loyalty, you say?
At the worst, his act in Portland was a ploy to get the maximum and go. Let us hope that this was not so. I say if he was loyal to the core, he could have taken a few million dollar cut in salary for a couple years which would have allowed he and the Blazers to bring in one of his all star buddies and kick *ss. This, plus the amazing talent Joe Cronin has been acquiring, would surely have elevated the Blazers chances to attain their collective, and Dame’s individual, goal. Too much to ask, I reckon. As is, he left the bank close to dry with the huge salary, making it difficult to get the all star addition that was wanted.
Well, it has been some lesson in life watching the drama unfold. Not sure yet just how seriously I will continue with sports issues. I have given thought to modifying the site and refocusing. The advancing of age and conditions of the time make it a serious consideration.
There are so many more vital pressing concerns that need attention. I try my best to get to the truth of the matter and hopefully contribute to planetary awakening, both to the abuse upon the globe, and to the greater potential of her inhabitants that is just within grasp of our collective palms.