Monday, November 5, 2012

General Hello!

Hello.  I would like to apologize for my lack of posting.  As you can see by the influx of posts today, I have had something to say, but I've been busy on my Rune Reading Project. 

I have been doing a Rune Reading every day; telling it into the microphone and taking pictures, creating a slide show and turning it into a movie.  And I have (finally) been posting this on You Tube.   Right now, actually finding this seems to be an issue, as there is a Lila Allen who has a law office in California, and a Lily Allen who has taken over the search engine with music.

But if you go to you tube and type in Lila Evans Allen, you will find my channel.  Shrug.  Right now it's about actually doing the readings.  Later, I'll find a better way to make myself visible.

However, UnicAllen is still free and, well, unique.  That could mean something, couldn't it.  Sigh.

Enlightenment is Awesome - And Easy

November 2, 2012

Screw it. Screw it all. This struggling is pointless and painful and it’s not happy. I am a happy person. I am a person who prefers to be content. I push myself enough trying to get out there and do stuff. Why make it hard for myself? Why put obstacles in my way that serve no purpose but to make it harder?

Screw it. It’s time to make it easy.

Enlightenment is learning, that’s all. The light bulb is often used as a symbol for an idea. In the game "Life Quest" it’s used as a symbol for knowledge classes (as opposed to skill or self improvement). The dark ages are considered that because of the lack of education within the majority of the populace.

For some, learning is hard. For others, learning is easy. Conventionally. But psychology tells us there are different ways of learning. So instead of trying to memorize everything and regurgitate it back, let’s try hands on. If hands on isn’t your thing, what about audio input? How do you learn?

How do I learn? Sometimes I learn by doing, sometimes by talking about it, sometimes by reading about it. It often depends on the things that surround the subject. For example, I learn lots from fantasy books. But I have a very hard time reading factual books. Even if they are well written. Even if they have a lot to say. I’d rather have someone else tell me about it. Memoirs? Blech. Fantasy books written in memoir format? Sure. I admire Katherine Hepburn but I couldn’t read her biography to save my acting career. Shrug.

I also seem to learn by spouting, or in this case spewing, words upon the page until I come to an answer.

Hard means it’s not my path. I don’t have the skills or the knowledge or the enjoyment or the desire. IE: I’m a green skier in the black diamond world of technology.

To heck with doing it the hard way just because everyone else does. To heck with not doing something, not receiving something, because someone else has a lesson to learn. If I can’t do something one way, I’ll try it another. And another. And another. Until it’s easy.

I’m going to find a way to make it easy.

I’m going to take it easy.

It’s so easy.

Thank you,


I Can Rune your Life - November

The rune for November is Ehwaz.

This month, Ehwaz stands for blind faith.

In general, Ehwaz is a partnership, a symbiotic relationship, like that between horse and rider. For November, we are the rider. It’s blowing rain and it’s pitch dark. The air is so cold. We’re huddled into our extremely warm cloak, with the hood pulled well over our eyes, and our hands tucked into warm mittens.

For November, the universe is the horse, one of those big fuzzy clydesdales with huge hoofs and lots of fur. It’s prancing merrily forward, quite comfortable in the weather, quite sure of the way.

We can’t see a thing. We can’t feel our hands upon the reigns. And sometimes it feels the horse’s back is so broad, and we’ve been astride so long, that our behind has become numb and we’re sure to fall off any moment.

But we won’t. We can’t fall off the horse. We can jump, but we cannot fall. And even though we can’t guide the horse, we are heading forward, where we need to go. We just have to stay on. We need the horse. But the horse needs us too. That’s what symbiotic means.

Believe in the universe. And hold on. We’re almost there.

Perceptions & Realities: Parking Hell-O

November 5, 2012

Dear Person at whom I honked, in the King Sooper’s parking lot, today:

I admit it is entirely possible you knew I was there, and there was never a chance of you backing into me; perhaps you were merely inching out of the parking space so I, or the person behind me, would know it was going to be free. But my attention was on the vehicle further up, who was also backing out, and I saw your taillights coming my way.

My horn is rarely used and so I smacked it hard, to make sure you heard me and knew I was there.

My intention was to prevent an accident, to make a warning. And I couldn’t go past you because of the other vehicle leaving further ahead, who’d also stopped when I honked.

So if you knew I was there, I apologize most humbly for the insult of the loud and cursing horn. But I would do it again, because it’s also possible you couldn’t see I was there.

Thank you,