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New Web Site Up & Running/Hurricane A Coming

Have settled in my new digs in Palm Bay, Florida. Absolutely beautiful weather the first two weeks I have been here. Hurricane Sandy is causing some stir because of strong winds and rough surf so my first {and hopefully only} experience with hurricanes will be minimal. Have started a tan {haven't had one in 15 years} and go to the beach every Monday/Wednesday/Friday after my workout at the gym. Settling into a routine I have planned on for months. Everything falling into place as expected. Goes to prove a principle I live by does work:
do all you can do and don't worry about the rest

All will fall into place. As Joseph Campbell put it in his conversation with Bill Moyers in The Power of Myth:

BILL MOYERS
: Do you ever have the sense of... being helped by hidden hands?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time - namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.

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Joseph Campbell was a life-long student and teacher of the human spirit and mythology--not just the mythology of cultures long dead, but of living myth, as it made itself known in the work of modern artists and philosophers--individuals who searched within themselves and their societies to identify the need about which they were passionate. He called this burning need that they sought to fulfill their bliss.

When Campbell died, just months after recording the interviews with Bill Moyers that were to become The Power of Myth, he had no idea how these interviews, and, in particular, this idea of following one's bliss would resonate with the public. Within months of airing on PBS in the United States, the phrase "Follow Your Bliss" had become a catchphrase.
In 1990, the Joseph Campbell Foundation was created by Campbell's colleagues and his widow, choreographer Jean Erdman. Its mission was (and is) to keep Campbell's work moving forward, helping people learn about myth, and its relationship to religion, art and psychology, and trying to help them follow their bliss.

Yet it is important to note that following one's bliss, as Campbell saw it, isn't merely a matter of doing whatever you like, and certainly not doing simply as you are told. It is a matter of identifying that pursuit which you are truly passionate about and attempting to give yourself absolutely to it. In so doing, you will find your fullest potential and serve your community to the greatest possible extent.




JOSEPH CAMPBELL: If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

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Now, I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the jumping-off place to the ocean of transcendence: sat-chit-ananda. The word "Sat" means being. "Chit" means consciousness. "Ananda" means bliss or rapture. I thought, "I don't know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; I don't know whether what I know of my being is my proper being or not; but I do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being." I think it worked.

-- Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, pp. 113, 120

Hurricane Sandy causing rough surf at Flagler Beach
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On another front I have just about have my web design web site completed {Creative Thinking Web Design}. I hope to make a few dollars building websites for small businesses, organizations and personal pages. Nothing too demanding on my time, enough to keep it enjoyable and supplement my income a bit. My primary goal is to give classes and form groups associated with dreams and Jungian psyche here in the Space Coast/Central Florida area. That should come around the first of the year. Working toward that is my real passion.



Jerry The God Within You A Prayer For You



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Re: New Web Site Up & Running/Hurricane A Coming

After some 'hard' work {work is no longer work since I retired} I have taken my Creative Thinking Web Design website to the first page of Google rankings under 'Web Design Space Coast Fl'. It was ranked fourth this morning. Yesterday it was on the second page, a week ago not even in the top 10 pages.

About Internet Search {Google/Bing/Yahoo}

You may ask why have I added the links to my Melbourne websites at the top of the Dream Forum page and list them every time I make a post. The facts are with every mention of a website it creates a link to that site and 'incoming' links from other websites is one major criteria in internet search rankings. The same holds true with every post made at Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. When I finish this post I will list it with the mentioned social websites and thus create a minimum of 5 new links. This is how I have been able to boost my rankings so quickly with Google. That and the use of Google and Bing 'Webmaster Tools'. I just yesterday submitted the site to Bing so those rankings will take a little to time to rise.

Internet Search Rankings {Google/Bing/Yahoo}

Did you know that Google search commands 66.8% of the US market in internet search comScore.com? Microsoft sites {Bing} has a 15.7% share and Yahoo 13% {I can remember back in the late 90s when Yahoo was top dog by a long shot}. This is important to know when designing a website. Google and Bing use different criteria in their search and when I build a website I do so with Google 'on my mind'. Our fence companies, or should I say my son's fence companies since I have retired, are both {Gifford Fence/Middle Tennessee and Gifford Fence Orlando} ranked on the first page under just about 'ALL' fence categories {try searching 'wood fence Nashville, Tn or Orlando Fl}. Just imagine the results we get from these high rankings. The increased traffic results in increased sales. Bing on the first page is like having a full page ad in the Yellow Pages {both of which costs thousands of dollarsa month to have}.




Also, if you will mouse over the websites I have listed {other than the comScore site} you will see a descriptive box about that site. The same holds true for images. Mouse over the image of the left and see the results. I control what is seen.


Those who know, know. Those who don't know need to call me.

Jerry The God Within You A Prayer For You



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