Nooz Now

January 25, 2023 Edition

Hello, good afternoon, and welcome to the January 25th 2023 edition of Nooz Now, the first of this glorious new year! I’m your host Francis Joseph LaManna..

Let’s Get It!

🏈NFL- Right now, we have four teams remaining in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy; in the AFC it’s the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs, and in the NFC, it’s the San Francisco 49ers against the Philadelphia Eagles. This brought back terrific memories; and what a coincidence! It was Super Bowl XXIII (23), January 22, 1989, when the 49ers beat the Bengals by 4 points. Yup, it was the fourth quarter with 39 seconds left on the clock, and the 49ers were trailing. Joe Montana dropped back and hit John Taylor for the go-ahead touchdown that capped off an amazing final drive. San Francisco went wild. I was just 8-years old.

🙏Meditation- In Barbara Hand Clow’s book, Chiron Rainbow Bridge to the Outer Planets, she mentions a sacred meditation technique; inhaling, but imagining the breadth entering through the right side of the neck. The ancients called this a wryneck. Personally, I took this information with a grain of salt, because it comes to us from an ancient time, however, I happened to see a picture from 1619 that showed our invisible energy centers. As it turns out, there are two locations indicating the breadth entering from a side position; the first, like she mentioned, is the right side of the neck, and the second is the right side of the body above the navel, but just below the solar plexus. If you were to meditate, imagine two hearts sitting on their sides in these locations. (<3 <3)

🌞SOL- After doing some research, I found that the speed of light travels at 186,000 miles per second. So, if you wanted to calculate how far light would travel in a year all you’d have to do is multiply 186,000 by 60, because there are 60 seconds in a minute, then take that answer and multiply it by 60 again because there are 60 minutes in an hour, then take that answer and multiply it by 24 because there are 24 hours in a day, and finally, take that answer and multiply it by 365.25 because that’s how many days are in an earth year. Your answer would give you the distance light travels in a year’s time.

🧙‍♂️Father- Yesterday, I had a brief-light hearted conversation with a priest I saw shopping in the food store. I approached him our conversation went like this:

Me: Hello Father, do you believe in reincarnation?

Priest: I don’t know, why?

Me: Well, it’s just something I’ve been studying a lot lately.

Priest: Do you feel like you’ve been here before?

Me: I almost don’t want to answer that because people will judge you for admitting to such a thing.

Priest: I won’t.

Me: I know you wouldn’t, and we’d have a great conversation because of that. Do you believe in Jesus?

Priest: I sure do.

Me: Jesus resurrected. Our faith is based on the resurrection of Jesus, so I don’t know why people feel it’s impossible for us to do.

Priest: [laughing] Do you want to come back?

Me: [laughing] I guess that depends on what I come back as..

Like I said, it was a light hearted conversation that left us both laughing, but I find it interesting. Here’s a priest who of course, believes in Jesus and all his works and abilities, but yet, he didn’t know if he believed in reincarnation..

💯Hip Hop- I love Hip Hop, but I’ve been fascinated with the rap world lately, and when you talk about rap, you gotta keep it a buck. So, let’s do that. I mentioned recently on twitter that I found it interesting how rappers and some groups represent blocks in the numbers of the 60s, and without mentioning specific cases, the 60s in the United States was a time of many untimely deaths.

I feel like nothing happens without reason, and we see history repeating itself on many occasions, and part of the reason for that is because I sometimes feel like the people involved aren’t aware of the unique opportunities they find themselves in, which if they were aware, would allow them to reconcile the past and put an end to negative energy and previous karmas.

What do I mean?

If for example, we look at the short but successful life of rapper, King Von. Von was O-Block, and he represented 64th street. Von was just 26-years-old when he died from gunshot wounds in Atlanta. Of all dates, this tragedy occurred on 11/6, and out of all streets, it occurred outside a hookah lounge on “Trinity Ave.”

Now, from what I’ve heard, he was on his way home after celebrating the release of his new album, but in the last second, he decided to go to the hookah lounge- a decision that eventually cost him his life.

We’ve been seeing the chess board floor a lot lately in videos, and people have been talking about it a lot as well. The chess board is used by freemasons in their temples. There are 64 squares on the floor, and it’s connected to the astrological sign of Taurus.

We can make a connection here to King Von. Obviously, 64, but Taurus as well. Taurus is a Bull, and because of that, everyone sees its exterior and assumes it’s exactly what it looks like, but on the inside, Taurus represents a warm loving defender that extremely territorial.

I know Von was a Leo, a second zone Leo born on August 9th. That’s a zone ruled by Leo and Sagittarius energy (both fire signs), and it equates to “A Playful and Highly Energized Spirit”.

I think he was starting to manifest his personal destiny, but there were some obvious blocks still there. I think he had an amazing opportunity to not only overcome a situation he was born into, but to resolve a lot of karma connected to him through the number 64 as well. It’s a shame to see people die so young. It was another untimely death that will leave us all wondering.

Alright everyone, I really didn’t want to end our first edition of Nooz Now that way, but that whole situation with Von has been on my mind lately. Have a blessed day!

PS: here’s that equation I ws talking about.

The 808 view drumming up spirits.

Connecting With Nature

There is so much beauty in nature. I can’t figure it out, maybe it’s because I’m moving so fast, but I can’t believe how much is right in front of me-and I’m oblivious to it.

I took a half hour this afternoon to do a standing meditation in quiet secluded corner of the park. I took my sneakers and socks off, and took a few deep breaths before zoning out in a concentrated gaze. I could feel my body relax and loosen up.

All of a sudden things become noticeable, like how the rays of the sun slice through the trees and shine down on particular portions of the field or the flowers. The longer I stand there, the more I hear; the birds chirping, the squirrels quarreling in the bushes, crickets, and so much more.

The longer I stand there the more I see; the bees, the spider webs spun on tree branches, all the birds of different colors, how green the grass is. All the life and all the beauty, it’s all there.

Before I packed it in, I decided to stretch a little, and when I bent down to touch my toes, there was a heart-shaped leaf on the top of my foot.

We are loved, we truly are.

A Sign from Nature
(Love, Pleasure, Confidence & Strength of Will)

Self-Control During Out of Control Times

There are a lot of people who call bullshit on the topic of self-awareness especially when it has to do with meditation and things of that nature, but in all seriousness, I can’t stress the importance of having self-control.

Would you like to know where I’m going with this? Emotions. We’re living during some strange times, and the older you get, the weirder things become. No one is immune to emotions-you might be pretty good at identifying triggers, but no one is totally immune to emotions. If you were you wouldn’t be human right? Exactly.

Something happens, you feel the emotion it causes, and then boom! Your body responds. The whole point of having self-control and finding ways to center and ground yourself in the moment is so you don’t have a complete and total meltdown. You must be able to maintain attention, awareness, and focus.

Two days ago I was sitting in the back of a Lyft ride. We were at a red light. I was so excited because I was on my way to purchase a new car, which meant for the first time in seven years, I wouldn’t have to walk. All of a sudden, we were rear-ended-smashed from the back by another driver. When I asked the girl driving the other car what happened, her response was, “The guy behind me was honking his horn.”

So because the driver behind you gets impatient and beeps his horn at you you smash into me?

If you follow my blog then you know how I feel about this whole COVID situation, but I must say, if we learned anything from COVID, it’s to be more self-conscious and aware of what we’re doing. For example; you’re standing in line at the store paying at the register, and the person behind you is so close they can read the numbers off your debit card.

Social distancing has reminded us to respect people’s space. It has also given a reason to stop, slow down, and think for for a moment.

We can’t control the actions of other people nor should we try, but we can have more self-awareness. We can become master’s of ourselves, our emotions, and how we respond when we get knocked off center.

There’s a lot of craziness in this world today, and our patience is tested constantly. How we react in certain situations can be the difference between a really good or a really bad day. Thank God I’m all alright because we were hit really hard.

You should be striving to get yourself to a point where you’re making conscious decisions; the choices you make and the actions you take should be of your discretion. Sometimes we just react-I know, but when you find yourself in a position where you’re around other people who can be impacted by your decisions, take a moment and then decide. Don’t let anyone rush you.

I’m in a really unique situation right now because I just purchased a new car after walking for the last seven years. Just like our response to COVID has reawakened us to rules and practices regarding self-care, health, cleanliness, and personal space, driving again has reawakened me to some things people who’ve been driving for last seven years have either taken for granted or forgotten. So, let me remind you.

Driving is definitely a privilege. You won’t realize how necessary a vehicle is until you’re without one. Walking everywhere sucks, and doing it for seven years will have you hating life. There’s always the bus, but then you have to deal with strangers, however, that’s not so bad, but you’re at the mercy of the bus schedule.

Being at the mercy of the bus schedule brings me to my next point, convenience. When you have a car you have the freedom to come and go as you please. I used to sit in my room trying to get a Lyft ride at 5:45 in the morning, and then I would go to work and work a ten-hour day. After work, I would have to wait an hour sometimes for my Lyft application to connect to a driver. That sucked! Now I get up in the morning, go through my routine, and off I go. When work is over I’m out. No more waiting around.

I can go anywhere anytime, and so can you, and that’s something we grow accustomed to and forget the value of. I would also like to mention something else about Lyft. There are pros and cons to just about everything, and whenever I talk about Lyft, I have nothing but good things to say because Lyft was there for me when I really needed their service. I was able to get around and get to work without having my own car, which is how I ended up getting a car of my own, but after three years there were certain things that were starting to bother me.

Since COVID, connecting to rides has been hit and miss. The wait time is much longer; I guess people are afraid to drive during the pandemic, which is understandable, but I was getting tired of riding in a car with strangers. I consider myself to be a morning person, but I like my mornings. I don’t always want to start my day off having a conversation with someone I don’t know, but hey, we do what we need to do sometimes. Also, this accident I was just involved in was the second time I was rear ended in a Lyft ride. So now my safety was becoming a concern.

As a new driver once again I would like to remind everyone to stay alert and pay attention while driving. Stay off the cell phone, and make all your adjustments and settings before the ride begins. There was a time when we lived without cell phones. Let it ring until you get to your destination because no call is that important. It’s life and death. Yes, it’s that serious. 3,700 people die each day in automobile accidents.