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    Re: Random Acts of Kindness, or God?

    Quote Originally Posted by ankietyjoe View Post
    If I were you I'd focus on one thing at a time, and practice getting that one thing into a routine. Start by getting up a 9am every day, and get ready straight away. Don't look at your phone or switch any computers on. Get up, have a crap, brush your teeth, have a wash/shower and get dressed. It's such an important mental message for the rest of the day, even if the day ends up being unproductive.

    In terms of music, you have to start by creating an identifiable 'brand'. I don't mean the vomit inducing forced branding you see on Youtube all the time (Andrew Huang for example), but just be yourself. Content doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be fun to watch. One of my favourite Youtube channels is Vegetable Conspiracies, the guy has a 'health' channel but he is absolutely hilarious. He also has a secondary camera channel called....you guessed it.......Camera Conspiracies. The first 10 seconds of this tells you all you need to know about why I adore him....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8i8...raConspiracies


    And, about my studio. I think the thing to consider is this...two things actually....I'm nearly 50 and I don't drink, smoke, gamble or drive expensive cars. Also....it's literally my job. If I were a plumber my van and equipment would cost waaaaay more than this studio. If you turn it into an income, it's not expensive.
    Cheers Joe that was some sound advice there. Thank you. Going to check out this guy now.

    You remember the early "boy in a band" on Youtube? He was cringe worthy to listen to but now he's milking the cash cow.

    I've been thinking of a persona. I don't want to show my face, but having my face on cam would be better. I thought about playing a character as a "hoodlum" wearing those full face masks they wear. Popular in UK Drill music. Like I'm hiding my identity.

    I love that puppet that teaches music, mixing and mastering. What's his name now. It's on the tip of my tongue. You've most likely definitely seen his videos. The realist puppet or something. They're also milking the cash cow.

    I think a unique identity/character is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredIncorrectly View Post
    Cheers Joe that was some sound advice there. Thank you. Going to check out this guy now.

    You remember the early "boy in a band" on Youtube? He was cringe worthy to listen to but now he's milking the cash cow.

    I've been thinking of a persona. I don't want to show my face, but having my face on cam would be better. I thought about playing a character as a "hoodlum" wearing those full face masks they wear. Popular in UK Drill music. Like I'm hiding my identity.

    I love that puppet that teaches music, mixing and mastering. What's his name now. It's on the tip of my tongue. You've most likely definitely seen his videos. The realist puppet or something. They're also milking the cash cow.

    I think a unique identity/character is important.
    Reid Stefan lol, yes, funny guy, great idea.

    I do remember boy in a band too and he was exceptionally cringeworthy, but that was part of his charm.

    As for caricatures of yourself, I wouldn't. Get your face on cam and just ease yourself into it. You'll get used to it fast enough. Thinking longer term ahead, the hoodlum character will never generate sponsored videos. You won't get any paid work, and you'll paint yourself into a corner (literally) with any future genre changes.

    Being yourself IS the unique identifier. It's a cliche, but a true one. It might take you 50 videos to get used to being on camera, but nobody will watch the first 50 you make anyway lol.

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    Re: Random Acts of Kindness, or God?

    Quote Originally Posted by ankietyjoe View Post
    Even if you think you feel or see God, that's just an interpretation of an experience.
    Regardless of any scientific proof that God is real - he/she/whatever is very real to the experiencer.

    When every single person that has ever lived has seen and felt the effects of gravity, it's hard to make a case against it.
    Obviously, I've experienced the full force of gravity many times when I'm pissed and I faceplant the floor lol, but experiences are very powerful Joe.

    The way I see it is this: we are all 'receivers', but not all of us are tuned into what's beyond our five senses. Aside the world we are convinced of - because we can all see and touch it - there are other dimensions which all of us are capable of tapping into (and it not being due to drugs )

    When we die we cease to become 'solid' as in a body - but we still exist because we are energy and energy cannot be destroyed - it changes form. Think ice, water and steam. So, really, you are basing your beliefs (or disbeliefs) on a physical world that isn't what it appears to be because everything on this planet is energy.

    When you realise that we, and everything about this universe is energy - my experiences make sense, no?

    I had a paranormal experience when I was a teenager where my deceased grandmother visited me. I couldn't see her or touch her, but I didn't need to do those things to know it was her. Truth be told, I probably would have shit myself if she'd appeared in her human form! All my other senses were fully engaged - including the sixth. I've since been informed by 'sceptics' that I was '100%' dreaming, sleep walking, or having a psychotic episode. What these people fail to understand is that dreams are fragmented, and easily forgotten, and olfactory dreaming is rare and not likely to be a one off thing. My grandmother's perfume filled the room like, but this was after I saw the rocking chair (which I'd inherited from her) moving by itself - despite there being no obvious explanation like an open window or central heating. (I checked) I was wide awake, fully present, and I remember every detail 37 years later because it's a memory. Also, I've yet to come across a psychotic episode which removes the fear of death and the experience fills the experiencer with joy. Unless I'm a serial killer and I haven't realised it? So, to me, these people are talking ********.

    Another one for you: My mother died when my son was 2 years old. He's autistic (we didn't know it at the time) and he was exhibiting echolalia - which is common with autism. This, if you don't know, is when a person repeats what someone else says after they've said it. We would speak to our son and he would repeat everything we said, word for word, and in the tone in which we said it. My mum called my son 'sweet pea' and she was the only one who did that. A few months after she died, I was bathing my son and I'd forgotten the towel. The airing cupboard was seconds away so I made sure the lil dude was safe and I quickly nipped out onto the landing to get a towel. As I was reaching for the towel, I clearly heard my son say 'Hello sweet pea' exactly as Mum used to say it to him and he was saying it as if repeating what he was hearing - except that he was hearing something that I wasn't. My son was reacting as if his grandmother was there, and I believe she was.

    What I do know is that you don't have to see or touch something to know it's real. This applies to dead mothers, grandmothers, and the Big G.

    I can't prove any of my experiences, but it doesn't matter. It changes nothing for me because they happened and it was real. We're all capable of experiencing this stuff if we're tuned into the higher frequency, and the problem is that most of us are not. As humans we are more stressed than we've ever been, and more materialistic than we've ever been, and that means that we vibrate at a lower frequency. It's no surprise to me that my paranormal experiences stopped after my nervous breakdown. I know I'm on a lower frequency and I can feel it. It's like wading through mud. This is another reason why I'm working hard to 'defrag' my mind to improve my performance, because I miss those experiences and this also debunks the 'wishful thinking' theory because there's nothing I'd want more than to experience this stuff again, but I can't.

    Joe, have you ever had any experiences like the ones I've mentioned?
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    Re: Random Acts of Kindness, or God?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
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    The way I see it is this: we are all 'receivers',
    Shh...it was only the once. You experiment when you're young
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    Re: Random Acts of Kindness, or God?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsTerry View Post
    Shh...it was only the once. You experiment when you're young
    You know when people say they read something and spat tea all over their keyboards?

    Well I literally just did.

    I will bill you for a new laptop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post

    When we die we cease to become 'solid' as in a body - but we still exist because we are energy and energy cannot be destroyed - it changes form. Think ice, water and steam. So, really, you are basing your beliefs (or disbeliefs) on a physical world that isn't what it appears to be because everything on this planet is energy.

    When you realise that we, and everything about this universe is energy - my experiences make sense, no?
    This is a pretty large presumption about me, and actually 100% incorrect. J and I were talking at length in another thread about everything being energy, the 'field' and life basically being an illusion of perception. You could speculate that YOUR bias is being cultivated here because I don't adhere to your beliefs, so therefore I just 'don't get it'.

    Just because I have faith in science (not blind faith), it's because I studied the process. At college I took statistical mathematics and astrophysics. My faith in it is based on my education in it, but also my scepticism of a lot of it's conclusions. Again, I have debated the idea of the big bang theory for literally decades and speculated myself that the big bang did not happen the way it was detailed in my education, and that it was most likely cyclical and our own perception of time has biased our understanding of it for decades......

    Anyway.

    Fundamentally I get that everything is energy, or matter, which is the same thing.

    In terms of supernatural experiences, no. Not for me. However, that doesn't mean to say you're not experiencing something and that something isn't very real to you.

    Something else I've never mentioned here before is that I have also been studying psychology for the last 7 years. More recently I have been having weekly 'lessons', learning about DID (a severe form of schizophrenia) because that's what my partner has. I have a weekly session with a DID specialist to better understand and help her. What all this studying has taught me is the sheer complexity of the human mind, the interactions between the conscious and the subconscious and how different people can experience exactly the same thing, but come to completely different conclusions, because the psyche is so subjective. My partner works as a teacher for early years, and her DID actually helps her in some respects. She works with a lot of autistic children and has a knack in communicating with them because some of her identities are autistic too. The autistic brain doesn't perceive the world the same way as we do, so their reality is not the same as ours, which you obviously know. For me, the reaction your son had in the bath was because of a triggered memory. Perhaps your mother bathed him once and he remembered something specific, I have no idea what the trigger was, but MY training has shown multiple examples of this being the case. Now I'm not saying I'm right, I'm just saying that's my interpretation.

    In terms of your experience I have another theory too. I have seen my partner literally turn into a completely different person before my eyes. Certain stimuli will cause her to default to a discreet identity, and she will often see, hear, feel, smell the outside world as it was 5, 10 years ago. She will be a different person, and she will perceive different things around her. We know now that the body can store memory just as well as the mind, and in fact the two cannot really be separated as the brain/body connection works on a feedback loop. Thoughts and emotions are fundamentally the same thing. What I think happened (and again, my opinion is meaningless in the grand scheme of things) is that certain triggers can create a kind of critical mass in a persons psyche and in effect 'replay' emotions, thoughts and feelings from the past. DID is the ultimate incarnation of this, it's a completely lucid re-enactment of the past. The person doesn't think they are there, they are there.

    So does this discredit your experience? Well no, absolutely not. For all I know your Grandmother could have wafted through the room as an energy field and interacted with your own physical state and triggered a replay in you. Maybe THAT is what ghosts are. I don't believe that to be the case but I can't tell you that it didn't happen either. But it does go back to the point about DID, where sufferers absolutely KNOW something is happening that isn't actually happening.

    Then, finally. We have the Multiverse. The idea that ALL possible outcomes of ALL possible scenarios are happening simultaneously, all the time. Is it possible that these different dimensions have some crossover points and interfere with each other? This is heavily into quantum mechanics, but the mathematics (a useful, if not definitive tool) shows to be the case. The question is really if science has an explanation for supernatural experiences, does that make them any less supernatural? I don't think it does, because as I mentioned our entire perception of reality is pretty much an illusion anyway, based on our brains cross referencing multiple experiences of the past to make sense of what's happening this very second.

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    Re: Random Acts of Kindness, or God?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    You know when people say they read something and spat tea all over their keyboards?

    Well I literally just did.

    I will bill you for a new laptop!
    Terry has a knack of doing that. Many times I've burst out laughing at his comments.
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    Reid Stefan lol, yes, funny guy, great idea.

    I do remember boy in a band too and he was exceptionally cringeworthy, but that was part of his charm.

    As for caricatures of yourself, I wouldn't. Get your face on cam and just ease yourself into it. You'll get used to it fast enough. Thinking longer term ahead, the hoodlum character will never generate sponsored videos. You won't get any paid work, and you'll paint yourself into a corner (literally) with any future genre changes.

    Being yourself IS the unique identifier. It's a cliche, but a true one. It might take you 50 videos to get used to being on camera, but nobody will watch the first 50 you make anyway lol.
    Joe, if you could drop some ideas on some video topics I will do one today. I really need somebody to help guide me in the right direction for videos. I know so much theory I don't know where to start so I can't think like a beginner. It's hard to think from the consumers perspective.

    Can I ask you a favor? Could you put together maybe 10 video topics for me that you think would make good videos? I don't want to consume much of your time so if you want a few beers in return let me know.

    Not to worry if you can't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredIncorrectly View Post
    Joe, if you could drop some ideas on some video topics I will do one today. I really need somebody to help guide me in the right direction for videos. I know so much theory I don't know where to start so I can't think like a beginner. It's hard to think from the consumers perspective.

    Can I ask you a favor? Could you put together maybe 10 video topics for me that you think would make good videos? I don't want to consume much of your time so if you want a few beers in return let me know.

    Not to worry if you can't do it.

    No, and I'll tell you why......


    Instead of doing 10 different topics, do 10 videos of you just making stuff in FL. Doesn't matter what it is, but the most popular videos on the portal that I work for are always 'how to make' X kind of music.

    Also, live performances on the Elektron could generate views too, especially if they're shared across social media. Get yourself into some Facbook production groups and (non spam) share the videos you make.

    Once you have a defined identity, people will start telling you what they want to see you do/create.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankietyjoe View Post
    No, and I'll tell you why......


    Instead of doing 10 different topics, do 10 videos of you just making stuff in FL. Doesn't matter what it is, but the most popular videos on the portal that I work for are always 'how to make' X kind of music.

    Also, live performances on the Elektron could generate views too, especially if they're shared across social media. Get yourself into some Facbook production groups and (non spam) share the videos you make.

    Once you have a defined identity, people will start telling you what they want to see you do/create.
    Ah that's means I have to use Facebook. I guess for "business" it's ok. I don't have an Elektron, but I'm fairly good with finger drumming.

    I'll give this a shot, thank you
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