Sympathy

Above The Mud

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Last night I was considering that thing – the one so many of the great minds from a century ago were talking about before their ideas were suppressed. Minds like Tesla, Russell, Reich, Keely et al.

Nowadays people call it things like synchronicity, providence, divine intervention or the law of attraction. I like to think of it in the same terms as Keely – Sympathetic Vibration.

Some time ago I wrote a series of posts entitled “The Story of Matter”  (the series starts here) in an attempt to somehow explain the unity of everything in at least a semi-scientific way. In one of those posts I provided the analogy of the Plank Spherical Unit (PSU), the smallest thing measurable to man. In that post I postulate that the whole universe is completely filled with these PSU’s. So much so that you could say that we are everyday walking around in a PSU soup. In fact we are all actually ingredients in this soup only most of us don’t know it as it exists at a quanta below our level of sensory perception.

So as a result of reconsidering this soup analogy last night I had this vision. My vision was that all humanity was floating in a thick brown sludge, like muddy quicksand. If you thrashed against the mud you sank quickly. If you remained still you stayed afloat for longer, years, decades even.

In my vision however, the knowing told me that I should thrash in a rhythmic way, in a way that caused synchronous ripples in the muddy sludge just like a stone dropped into a lake. It then told me that if I directed those synchronous ripples towards another person within this muddy sea of humanity those ripples would have the effect of raising that person up slightly out of the mud.

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In my vision I saw the sea of humanity finally understand this as each and every one of us sought to direct ripples of support to our neighbours as they also did for me. Suddenly the process became effortless and I found myself more buoyant. Every time I felt I was about to sink again more ripples would strike and support me. I eagerly sent out ripple to support others. Before long we began to rise up out of the mud, no longer at risk of drowning in it. We were actually, through working together, our unity, our sympathetic vibrations of ripples in the mud raising up humanity to another plane of existence. Above the mud, in a less dense environment where freedom of movement became easy and fear of drowning became a thing of the past.

I feel that at a human level, as we float around in our PSU soup, that this is what those brilliant men discovered when they discovered the universal law of sympathetic vibration. That vibration, the one that causes synchronous ripples in our universe, I have discovered, as many others have as well, is achieved via the emotions of love and gratitude. These two things tune in best to the natural rhythmic vibration of all that there is. For love and gratitude are the fuel for the Rhythmic Balanced Interchange of life force that flows through the universe.

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The acceptance of love back in return converts that love into gratitude and thereby sets up the condition to produce/respond once again with the emotion of love.

The giving and receiving of love, re-energized by gratitude is the Rhythmic Balanced Interchange the universe is constantly trying to achieve.

So it’s my turn to send some ripples of buoyancy your way. Please accept my loving gratitude, it is yours, always and forever. May it help you rise above the mud.

Namaste,

Brett

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The Story of Matter: Part 5 – We Are Five

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To make full sense of this post I highly recommend you read the full series regarding the Story of Matter. It begins with this link to the post 'Can you feel the Vibe?' simply follow the links through the amazing journey of this place we call the Universe.

 

The universe has been born. For how long it has been born it does not know. Time has no significance.

All is an endless sea of tiny spherical tori pulsating with energy at such a rapid rate that it has become one.

The universe is a flowing wave of electromagnetism.

The universe is a plenum of pure energy.

The universe is endless in breadth and in depth.

All is wave, humming majestically. The symphony in perfect tune.

The universe is an eternity of the perfect rhythm of light playing the song of love.

 

But eternity being such a very, very long time must include all possibilities, all possible outcomes.

And electromagnetism is such a powerful force that is capable of both balanced and unbalanced charge.

Even as the wave of sound and the plenum of light pulsate their way through eternity, all possibilities must come to be. Eternity is eternity and infinity is infinity.

It can be no other way.

All electromagnetic energetic outcomes are possible.

In some dimensional outcomes we see that areas of the sea of spherical tori began to lose their wave pattern. Soon there are multitudes of these spherical tori which begin to pulse in and out of equilibrium with the symphony. Many of these spheres become magnetically attracted to each other. Spheres would detach and reattach to the oneness of the wave. This process of disharmonization (unfolding) and re-harmonization (enfolding) becomes a current flow of the living universe.

In some areas, in some dimensions of the endless wave this process of unfolding and enfolding would become violent and disruptive, like a storm in the wave. A storm of electromagnetic energy. Where the storms took place what was left behind where multitudes of less highly charged sphere’s. As a result many spheres began to vibrate more slowly. The current flow became less. To seek out charge these spheres would clump together.

This clumping effect would eventually cause the formation of other forms of matter. Clumped toroidal spheres became larger particles of various charge potential. Over time different states of matter emerged.

Over eons of time stellar systems and galaxies of light are born as a plethora of differently charged toroidal spheres reached a rhythm of their own equilibrium. All toroidal spheres found their own way to retain charge and to stay connected to the symphony.

Perhaps it was like this for our 3 dimensional ‘observable’ universe.

Highly charged toroidal spheres cling together to form particles of electromagnetism. Highly charged matter seeks out and magnetizes to other highly charged matter. This clumping continues until the charge and the current flow reaches another point of equilibrium. At that point we are left with a 3 dimensional ‘observable’ universe which is simultaneously in 5 different states all coexisting.

They are the 5 elemental states of matter.

 

1st elemental state – SOLIDS:

Coalesced magnetically attracted matter has found its own equilibrium and maintains its lower vibrational rate by forming strong bonds with other similarly lower vibrational particles. 3 dimensional ‘solid’ matter is born. These solids grow and change and transform over time, sometimes rapidly and violently as the electromagnetic currents seek their own equilibrium. Gradually a steady rhythm of change is obtained, pseudo equilibrium of the solid state of matter.

In our observable universe from the storm of energy that existed within the wave planets, asteroids and all other matter at a more micro level that we know as solids comes into being.

Galaxies, solar systems, planets, asteroids and comets are born, all solid matter of various electromagnetic charge potential. In the universe there are many clumped solids that lose their charge or have it stripped from them by other solids they encounter in the vastness of the space of eternity. Mars is an example of one such planetary solid that became stripped of its higher vibrational charge.

But not all planets became stripped of charge. Some planetary solids retained the ability to maintain charge and current flow. To do this the solid matter had to have found a way to soak up, to absorb charge, to maintain its power within its dimensional sector. It would remain energized through supporting current flow. These clumps of solid matter still maintained the harmony and the light of the wave. These solid interstellar objects like our very own Planet Earth were able to maintain a flowing connection of electromagnetic force that enabled ongoing connection to the source wave.

The spherical tori of power that formed our Planet Earth found a way to maintain current flow and connection. From the highly charged magnetic core the planet it was able to soak up electromagnetic charge from the solar objects that is encountered.

Earth soaked up this charge from other planets such as Mars and Saturn and perhaps many more before. It also soaked up charge from other astrological objects such as the comet Venus. In recent times it has settled into the equilibrium of the heliosphere we know of as our solar system, powered by our Sun.

The solid that we call Planet Earth lives and breathes today because it found ways to maintain current flow. Despite the universal storm that brought forth 3 dimensional matter our Earth, our solid, found a way to not only retain its charge but to thrive. Over eons of formation our planet continues to soak up and release power from its surroundings and a toroidal current flow of electromagnetism surrounds Earth, sustaining it. Solid matter on our planet not only exists, it is able to maintain and even increase its current flow.

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2nd elemental state – LIQUIDS:

Still magnetically attached to the solid matter, liquid matter has been able to increase its atomic vibration to such a degree that enables it to flow with the current and the charge of electrons through the electrical system.

The solid planet called Earth, because of its ability to maintain a flow of pulsating energy from the universe enables some solid matter on the planet to become more highly energized, vibrating at faster rates. As more of this highly charged matter finds ways to combine and maintain current flow, new molecules are born.

The most efficient of these are the PSU’s who clump together is such a way as to form the molecule we know of as H2O. This molecule became adept at drawing and passing on electromagnetic charge, more adept than any other combination of clumped matter. As a result of this ability to efficiently soak up electromagnetic charge and pass it on, water systems are born. Any planet that can maintain sufficient charge over time will give birth to liquid, the 2nd elemental state.

Planet Earth’s ability to soak up and maintain electromagnetic charge gave birth to our ocean and river systems. But so much more as well.

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3rd elemental state – GASES:

When matter is able to continue to increase its atomic vibration it becomes gaseous. Even as the liquid clings to the solid magnetically so too the gas clings magnetically to the liquid. So gas creates the atmosphere which surrounds the actively charged solid and liquid. On a planetary scale then our very own Planet Earth perfectly shows the Solid>Liquid>Gas cling effect. The moon and other planets we know of that have no atmosphere have lost their positive electric charge and are unable to spontaneously increase the atomic vibration of sufficient quantities of matter to create sustainable liquid. Without liquid, there can be no gas, hence no atmosphere. On Earth the electrical power of the solid we call our planet, creates the charge that forms liquid. The liquid continues to increase its atomic vibration by soaking up energy from its surroundings creating gas. We have an ecosystem. The ecosystem allows for the continued maintenance of the liquid state within the system. As current flow passes between solid, liquid and gas weather patterns are created. A biosphere emerges.

 

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4th elemental state – PLASMA:

As the atomic vibration continues to increase beyond gas the atom breaks apart, it becomes sub atomic quanta distributing highly vibrating and highly charged plasma particles throughout the universe. Highly charged plasma are continually created within the biosphere as the charge distribution needs of the planet cause both an outpouring of current flow from the core in the form of volcanic eruptions and also in the atmosphere in the form of lightning.

Suns consist of solid matter that is highly charged electromagnetically. The rays of the sun are not powered from within. There is no internal fusion engine inside a star, that is a misunderstanding. In the electric universe the Sun (every star) is charged from outside, from the universe itself, from the current of the symphony. An analogy might be the scrunched up tin foil in the microwave multiplied by a few billion. What we call sunbeams are a multitude of spherical tori magnetically drawn to the Sun. They become recharged to extremely high energy levels and then repelled back into space, passing on their charge, dispersing their energy. Suns are soaking up and dispelling electromagnetism creating a heliosphere full of plasma and even smaller charged matter as the current flows through every PSU sphere.

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But plasma and even smaller sub quanta sized, highly vibrating clumps of PSU’s exist in their multitudes everywhere within our observable universe. They fill up the space of the universe oscillating in polarity, interacting with other charged particles maintaining an oscillating current flow throughout the universe. Matter cannot exist in the state of Plasma forever. It either continues to increase in vibration once more approaching the state of the wave or it loses charge, vibrating more slowly, coalescing into other states of matter.

Plasma seeks out charge, seeks out flow in the system, its drawn to it magnetically. So plasma particles bombard Planet Earth every day. Many of them gain sufficient charge in the magnetosphere and are then repelled back out to the universe. But these particles are so microscopic that still so many of them get through, most as wave forms riding the ultraviolet spectrum.

At other times they form stable shapes that are able to maintain current flow through all PSU’s. This flow of energy transfer continues naturally through the system as these stable sub atomic PSU’s pass through everything seeking charge, seeking vibration, seeking connection, creating harmony. Increasing the charge and rate of vibration of all they interact with. These stable shapes, smaller than plasma are what I call Tachyons. I will dedicate a separate post another time to this wonderful state of matter the sits between the 4th and 5th elemental state.

Tachyons you see are just about the closest thing you can get to the 5th state in our universe, that’s how important they are.

 

5th elemental state – B.E.C.

Through it all the condensate unification remains as the latticework, the matrix of the universe. All 5 elemental states existing simultaneously, bound together by the 5th elemental state of matter. PSU’s that are able to maintain stability give charge and current flow to everything around. Limitless spherical tori maintaining their infinite speed creating the BEC field of unity, the oneness of the eternal wave.

Our Universe.

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A note about Life:

The actively charged solid that we call Planet Earth, somehow, over eons of time was able to maintain and even increase the flow of electromagnetic current through its core. It was able to maintain such a high current flow within the electric universe that it gave birth to liquid. The most efficient liquid it gave birth to, the one that was best suited to receiving and passing on electrical charge was the molecule we know as H2O.

Earth power gave birth to water.

The water was able to absorb the charge from the solid state matter and other surrounding matter. Water infiltrated everywhere there was sufficient current flow. And water experimented. It experimented with how to absorb the electrical energy that was all around. Water gave birth to life; water’s very own expressions of creativity.

So far humanity has been water’s most complex and risky experiment (on planet Earth). The current flow through the hydrated liquid crystalline structure that is the human body has proven to be extremely erratic as most experimental beings seem to suffer the same confusion about their connectedness to the system. Electrical flow and balance can often breakdown.

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We are Liquid beings

 

Liquid, born from the charge of solid continues to experiment in every way it can. Life always finds a way.

Life is charged from solid and animated by liquid.

Life is sustained by the current flow of gas (air) and powered by plasma (sun).

Life is the flow of electromagnetic current through all states of matter, but it is an incomplete flow without the connection to the 5th state of matter, the unity of the wave.

 

A final word about matter and us:

All matter is electromagnetically bound together. The electrical universe makes sure of that. All matter clings.

Solid to Liquid to Gas to Plasma and back again. All the while riding upon the unified wave of the BEC.

For the moment let us imagine ourselves as an atom. We are an atom vibrating as a particular atomic speed.

At the moment, most people, as the atom, perceive themselves as being in the first elemental state of matter. Most people perceive themselves to be solid. The atomic vibration of their charge is (dis) harmonized to the speed associated with solid matter.

However, as the speed of our vibration increases we have the ability to become more fluid. This may help us understand what people mean when they say ‘go with the flow’ or ‘jump in the river of life’. What they are trying to explain scientifically is to increase the atomic vibration of the matter that is ‘me’ or ‘you’ to allow ourselves to take on the properties of the elemental state of liquid. Because at a PSU level that is exactly what we are doing.

With time, patience, effort and awareness still we are able to increase our atomic vibration even further and become like the third elemental state that is gas. We are able to gather experiences outside of our physical body. We are able to sense the connections within the atmosphere. People who can raise their atomic vibration to this point speak of out of body experiences and of the feeling of connectedness around the planet.

With still more focus the atomic vibrational speed of the matter that is us can increase further to become like the fourth elemental state of plasma. Vibrating at these speeds breaks down atomic structures, matter in this state is free to explore the universe. Astral and inter-dimensional travel becomes possible at this state of vibration. Bodies become more light infused, more harmonious, less dis at ease.

But all the while, whilst we might cast our awareness from the core of our solid planet, to the flow of life, to the connectedness of the air, to the vastness of the heavens, all matter ultimately obeys the laws of the fifth elemental state of matter. Ultimately we are bound by this state of matter that is the very foundation, the connective tissue of the universe. No atom, no element of matter could ever become separate from the connected universe. The connected wave is all; there is nothing that is not.

In our current forms as human beings we cannot raise our vibration high enough to experience that state of matter (i.e. the BEC) by looking outwards to the heavens. We can gather glimpses of experiences through raised vibration. However, for our 3 dimensional body to experience the fifth elemental state of matter requires us to look inwards. We need to ride our currents of awareness inwards.

The universe is an ouroboros; the end is the beginning and the beginning is the end.

Matter speeds up so fast that it becomes still. Once it becomes still it behaves as the fifth element. Within the stillness of our minds we cease to feel separate, we become one with the all. Our being, our essence, just like the condensate becomes inextricable linked to the entire fabric of the universe. We are no longer a dot, a point, existing somewhere in a specific location of the universe. We become the interconnected wave form. We are simultaneous here and everywhere. We are one.

We are inextricably bound to all matter in all states, simultaneously the individual atom but also the collective wave form of oneness. Try as we might to feel separate, to feel like the individual, we are magnetically connected to the all.

It is only when we raise our vibration that we can truly experience the beauty and the grace of all states of matter:

  • The surety and security, the nascent power of our SOLID state of our Mother Earth.
  • The creative expressionism and flowing current of our LIQUID state of our Life.
  • The sustaining bond of collectiveness and co-operation that is our GAS state of our Biosphere.
  • The power enhancing magnetism of our heliosphere that is our PLASMA state of our Heavens.
  • The blissful peace of the symphony of light and love that is our BEC state of oneness and Unity.

A balanced life with a deep sense of connection to the planet, to each other, to our atmosphere, to our universe and to the depths of love and light that we hold within seems to be what each of these states of matter are trying to tell us. Flow and connection are the lessons they teach.

I will not suggest to you to be like the elements. I have a better idea than that. There is no need to suggest it because Humanity already is the elements, all of them.

And at our deepest level we are the 5th element. We are what the Universe truly is. It’s just that it took the most miniscule of matter in both size and vibration to realize the truth. The truth that we are One.

 

Namaste,

Brett

If you liked these posts about matter you may also like the following two posts:

Through the Vortex‘ – a tale of dealing with a reality shift.

The Dichotomy of Duality‘ – an account of what duality actually is (science fiction or science fact, you be the judge)

 

Hey There, what’s that Sound?

 

 

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I have another proposition for you.

But first, follow me. I want to show you something.

Well, when I say show, I don’t mean that I want you to look at something, although that is part of it. No I actually mean I want to show you something in the deeper sense of the verb. As in to “allow (a quality or emotion) to be perceived”.

So in other words I want you to ‘feel’ something.

Come, follow me, I’ll show you what I mean.


 

Can you feel the buzz?

Come on lads, we’ve got this. Today’s the day! Up for a big one. Push and shove, jostle for position. Quick fella’s it’s about to start. Ready boys, all together now. Let’s sing as ONE.

Did you feel it? You did didn’t you. I know, I can sense it.

Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt the buzz of the people within? Perhaps at a party, perhaps at a business meeting, perhaps just a group of friends having a chat.

You have haven’t you? You know what I’m talking about, I know you do, I can feel it.

You have walked into those rooms and felt the excitement, the vibe. Perhaps it intimidated you, perhaps it drew you in, maybe it amused you or even disturbed you. Whatever the reaction you had either way it moved you.

What was it that you felt? What was it that moved you?

Have you ever been at an event that gave you goosebumps?

I mean real goosebumps. You know, the run up your spine, tingle your skull with electricity, hairs standing on end kind of goosebumps. You have haven’t you? I know you have, me too.

Why is that? How can we feel it? What are we feeling?

I have a proposition for you. But first allow me to introduce you to something quite special:

 

Cymatics

 

 

Have you heard of Cymatics?

No? Well, have a look at the following video and you’ll begin to get the picture.

So matter responds to vibration, who knew? Well we all did really, although sometimes we choose to forget.

So to my proposition:

Do you remember how I defined “Life” in my post “It’s about Life”?

No? Well here’s a reminder:

Three dimensional LIFE is the flow of electrons through a hydrated liquid crystalline structure that is energized by the flow of Tachyon Energy.

Tachyon Energy is the life force energy that exists within the charged plasma particles that fill the universe. It is carried as sub-atomic quanta within these electrons that flow through all living matter, in fact all matter.

Read the full post here for more about this.

However, I’d now like to build on this proposition by adding to it if I may. The forgotten science of Cymatics has inspired me to build on this thing called life. So in addition to the above I would now add the following.

Tachyon Energy freely flows throughout the electronic universe as waves of vibration that exist everywhere. The vibration of the tachyon energy is what brings matter to life and operates according to Syntropy. 

I posit that the buzz, the vibe, the electricity that you sometimes feel in a room or at an event where people have come together is caused by something very special. In those moments, the common thread is that the people are sharing a harmonious experience, whether they be brainstorming, reminiscing, singing, or simply enjoying each others company.

In those environments there is harmony, it is harmony of a musical sense. This tuning in of electronic frequencies magnifies the energetic vibrations emitted by the group (tachyons are going snap, crackle & pop). Those electro-magnetic tachyons are increasingly stimulated by the harmony so that when you walk into that room or are present at the event and allow yourself to feel the buzz, you are in fact being bombarded by those teeny tiny tachyons that tantalize, tease and titillate your skin and everything within.

So next time you go somewhere where you feel this buzz, stop, remember the tachyon and just pause for a moment and allow them to flow to you. Because, just like a magnet, you can attract them to yourself. So don’t be afraid, introvert or extrovert it matters not, you can take a moment to pause and soak up this special gift that the universe has provided to us. Allow them in and I guarantee you will feel more energized, happier, more buoyant all because those little buggers are the life blood of your soul.

If you are interested in delving deeper into the science of Cymatics please click on the link to my page of information links. But delve into that later, first an understanding.

As you consider the possibility of my proposition for life remember it is but a fractal in all the infinite fractals. But if we live in the question I ask you, why not ride this fractal with me?

I have gained a couple of simple points of understanding by adding to my definition of life. I already understood that we were electrical. But now with Cymatics it also means we are musical. Because everything is vibrating and we control our own vibration we are therefore playing an instrument. Our 3rd dimensional being has the opportunity with this knowledge to tune our instrument to the symphony of the universe.

Or as in the examples I described above, when we walk into that room and feel the vibe, we can tune into it, harmonize with it, harmonize with others, harmonize with ourselves. If we just tried to do that everyday at every opportunity we get when we meet with others then we would be learning to become better players of our instrument. When we are all tuned in then we will be playing the true song of humanity.

I can feel the harmony growing, can’t you?

 

Not sure what Syntropy is? Stay tuned, another day, another post, somewhere in Brett’s Future.

 

Let’s sing together,

“You’ll Never Walk Alone!!!”

 

I am humbled you have read my post. I was a privilege to have shared this harmonious moment with you.

With Respect,

Brett

Zachariah’s final letter…

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Tobi looked up after reading Zachariah’s letter. Confusion still filling his mind as he tried to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Sympathy had been kidnapped by the evil forces of Mallium and her safety, her life, rested on his shoulders. But he was lost with where to start his search.

His head rocked back in frustration, mind racing chaotically. In the last 24 hours he’d found the girl of his dreams and then lost her. He’d been shot and barely escaped the clutches of the most evil terrorist group in the Milky Way. He stared out of the shuttle window into the blackness of space, alone, afraid and disconsolate.

A jolt to the ribs elicited a sharp grunt of surprise as Tobi whipped his head around. It was the young boy he’d pushed in front of when boarding.

“Tag, you’re it!” the boy said as he stood in the aisle of the shuttle grinning at Tobi.

“I’m sorry lad, I don’t feel like playing at the moment, maybe later.” Tobi told him as he looked back into the darkness of space.

“Oh come on mister, please?” the boy begged further.

“It’s such a long trip and my sister’s no fun to play with, won’t you play with me?” he gave Tobi a gap toothed smile clasping his hands in front of him whilst bouncing up and down.

“I’m sorry son, I’m not very good company at the moment. Why don’t you sit instead and I’ll tell you about the different stars we can see out the window.” Tobi asked hoping that the boy would agree. In truth he was glad for the distraction.

“Oh alright. How do you know about all the stars anyway mister?” the boy asked as he took the vacant seat next to him.

“Because I’m a space ranger, that’s why.” Tobi told him with a wink and a smile.

“A space ranger! That’s amazing. Tell me some stories, please mister!” the boy was begging again as Tobi laughed. The boys youthful enthusiasm was infectious and he was glad for it.

“Maybe later. You said we have a long trip. Where are we going?”

“I thought you were a space ranger? How come you don’t know where you’re going?”

“Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I’m on a secret mission. Not even I know. I was told that my new partner would meet me and give me my next task.” Tobi winked at the boy as he spoke.

“So where are we going partner?” Tobi asked with a cheeky grin. The boys mouth widened in wonderous awe as he stared long at Tobi’s face.

Momentarily the boys eyes narrowed suspiciously as he looked back up and down the aisle, making sure they were not being watched. In a conspiratorial whisper the boy leaned over and whispered into Tobi’s ear.

“We are on our way to Terra……….partner” he finished with an exaggerated wink and a smile that made Tobi roar with laughter, his hearts burden eased if only temporarily.

 

 

If you have missed the series “Sympathy for the Devil” see the links below:

Part I:

Part II:

Tobi’s Dream:

Part III:

Part IV:

Stay tuned for the new series of Tobi’s search for Sympathy……”Demons & Wizards” coming soon.

Sympathy for the Devil: IV

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Click here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2 or Part 3

That song is still going through my head as I watch the bullet do the same. A strange sensation really. The bullet moved towards me in slow motion as my body began to dematerialize. My hand rose up reflexively and I watch my blood explode.

Funny thing it is to watch blood erupt and then dematerialize instantaneously. The bullet emerged not long after the blood and it too atomized right before my eyes, literally. I think I closed them at that point but I can’t remember as…………..zing…………………….

everything went blank as my body did the jump through the superficies………………….zing……………….

But I suspected that it was the end for me. It was surprising that out of everything my very last living thought was of an awkward girl at a party that I felt guilty not speaking to. I gave a mental shrug at the strangeness of life as I prepared for mine to expire the instant I rematerialized, together with the bullet…………..zang.

Bells trumpeted a cacophony in my ears as I felt myself falling, falling, falling………..with a thud.

“What are you doing Carter? Are you still drunk! Get up. Will someone turn off that alarm, I can’t hear myself think.”

I lay there blood seeping from a wound in my hand looking up at the boss in bewilderment. Brice is bent over me with a joyous smile on his face.

“What’s up buddy? Wicked night last night hey? What’s wrong with your hand?”

“Mallium, it’s Mallium. They broke into my apartment. They shot me. How?”

“So that’s what set the alarm off. Never fear, we’ve got top of the range threat detection. The bullet was dust as soon as it appeared on our side. But I told you, you had to move it. If you’d had answered your holocom…….”

“Yeah, yeah, sorry boss.” I interrupted rising to my feet clutching my hand. Someone passed me a towel and a re-gen plate.

“So where is Sympathy?” I looked from the boss to Brice and back again.

“We’re hoping you can tell us.” Brice answered scratching his head.

“You said you had her location. You said she left a note.” My hand was throbbing and I was getting fed up with Brice’s cheery nature. It was just not right to be that cheery after a gallon of American Honey.

“Yeah, she left you a note. But I didn’t say it said her location. She’s just given you a clue that’s all.”

“A clue, what’s that supposed to mean?”

“Well Tobes my friend, you better just read the note.”

“Unfold it on the desk, let me read it.” My voice was urgent, desperate even.

Sympathy's-letter

 

 

 

 

 

The letter is read and I scratch my head, bamboozled by what to do.

“We don’t understand what this poem means Carter, do you? Did she give you any clues when you spoke to her last night?”

I remove my hand, fully healed from the re-gen plate and look at Brice. His confusion mirrors my own. I look once more at the letter and slowly shake my head.

I’m about to speak remembering something she said when the alarm starts to blare. A computerized voice echoes ominously between the sharp siren sounds.

“Proximity warning, proximity warning” was the message it droned out.

“Quick run, it’s Mallium, they’ve breached building security. Run Tobi, run. Take the letter and find her.” the boss yells at me. He pushes the letter into my hand as he draws his gun.

“C’mon Brice we’ve got to save her. Quick buddy let’s run.”

“Right you are, we’re taking the Falcon and I’m driving. Let’s go” Brice runs to the transporter bay and urges me to follow.

I squeeze the letter in my hand, trying to ring answers out of it as I hear the sounds of explosions.

“Go now, quick Carter, now. We’ll hold off these scumbags.”

I nod my foggy head and run towards Brice. Bullets begin whizzing through the air as SPP headquarters turned into a warzone.

“Let’s go Tobi, the spaceport awaits, let’s get off this planet, it’s not safe here. Once we’re in space we can outrun the these agents of Mallium. Ain’t nowhere my Falcon can’t go, be way too fast for those scum. So where we going? Has the letter given you a sign?”

I shrug as I step into the transporter bay. Before me, once more is the same mean looking dude from my apartment, taking aim at my head again. What is it with this guy?

I see his dark eyes beneath his black cap his stare full of bloody murder. So I did what I had to do as we dissolved before him. I gave him the bird.

Brice and I spill out of the busy transporter room at the spaceport at Kalgan Central. We quickly blend into the crowd.

Upon reaching the dock where Brice left the Falcon my heart and hope of finding Sympathy plummet. Not only am I at a loss about her letter, but the Falcon is crawling with Mallium assassins. Luckily Brice had his wits about him, unlike last night, we barely avoid being seen.

Whilst I’m still lost in a daze of confusion about my sweet Sympathy I allow Brice to tug me along. Soon he runs and I stumble behind, like a ragdoll. Suddenly we stop.

“There, go Tobi, go.” I look up and Brice is apologizing to a woman as he pushes me rudely in front of her and her children.

“Sorry madam. Urgent SPP business, this officer needs to board.”

I look at Brice in surprise.

“It’s a sector passenger shuttle Brice, Mallium will catch us. What are you doing?”

“Don’t worry, I’ll lead the bastards here on a merry dance while you slip away. Here, there’s one more thing we found in her hotel room. It’s not addressed to her so it probably is nothing. It’s some letter from this guy Zachariah. It’s pretty old, fancy writing and all that. Just a soppy love letter. Sounds like the guy was ready to top himself. Anyway, good luck buddy, I’ll ping you when the coast is clear.”

The last thing I see as I board the shuttle bound for who knows where is Brice’s big head bouncing away through the crowd, he was actually waving to the Mallium dudes as they joined him in pursuit.

I look down at my hands, clutching two letters now and still no clue of where to find my Sympathy.

“Excuse me sir, do you mind” it’s one of the kids I pushed in front off already getting impatient before we’ve even taken off.

With a feeble smile of apology I stagger on board thinking of luscious red lips on fire and a hole torn in my heart.

I unfold Zachariah’s letter on my lap as I take my seat, trying to look inconspicuous. Outside the bustle of life in the major tourist port that is Kalgan Central goes on.

As I settle in for the journey, not knowing where I’m even headed a cold shiver runs up my neck. Fleetingly, through the crowd of people taking their seats on the shuttle. Those eyes. I shake my head dispelling my fears and hope that inspiration will guide me as I head off into the unkown……..

…………..somewhere in Brett’s Future

 

This is the final episode of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’.

But join Tobi is his race to save Sympathy from the evil clutches of Mallium in the new series……

‘Demons & Wizards’ coming soon………

…………….assuming Tobi can work out what that damn poem means. If you can help please post your thoughts in the comments, Tobi needs all the help he can get, I think he’s a bit too love struck to think straight. Oh, and don’t forget to shout out to Brice, it was a brave thing that he did.

 

End Credits:
Lyrics: The legendary M. Jagger and the unstoppable K. Richards
Brice: Inspired by the man behind this blog - Flashlight City Blues. 
Do yourself a favor, read some of his awesome poetry - especially this one so 
obviously called: American Honey
The Falcon: In homage to Star Wars and Han Solo, still the best space ranger in the galaxy.
Kalgan: In homage to the one and only, the maestro Isaac Asimov
Ol' Georgie: In homage to David Mitchell and his fabulous novel Cloud Atlas
Mallium: Who? Don't know what you mean, moving right along.....
Sympathy:  Can you solve the riddle? Where can Tobi find her (post comments)?

Sympathy for the Devil: III

Sympathy-part-3a

Click here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2

………..Oh hangover of hangovers, Oh dream of dreams!

I stagger out of bed, that song and her face in my head. Bleary eyed I feel my way to the bathroom. Rough night last night I notice as I squint at the haggard face in the mirror before me.

Oh Sympathy, why did you leave? We could have spent the night. But I bowed my head, remembering the past, I did not have the right.

This time would be different I vowed as I splashed my face awake. I will learn your secrets, yes I will, I will not be fooled again. I remembered her eyes when she left my side, they were filled with hurt and pain.

My holocom bracelet buzzed on the floor where I threw it off last night. Shit it’s the boss I realize as I pick it up. He’s tried to call before, 6 missed pings. He’s pissed off too, I can tell as his holo projects before me.

“Carter! What happened to looking after the celebrity! You were on duty god damn it!”

“Sorry boss. Brice…”

“Don’t give me that Brice crap. Brice is right here with me, where are you?”

“I’m at home boss. I’m not rostered ’till this arvo.”

“Why haven’t you had your holocom on! I’ve been trying to buzz you all morning. She’s missing. Sympathy is missing.”

“What? Huh?” my eyes are dark and heavy and I’m doing my best to only look half as hung over as I really am, but it’s not working. I scratch my head in confusion.

“You idiot! She’s been kidnapped. Mallium have kidnapped Sympathy. Do you hear me? Kalgan to Carter, are you reading?”

“What? I don’t understand. I was meeting her today. She can’t be. Are you sure?”

“What happened to guarding her last night you moron! We’ve received confirmation. Video footage from the lobby of her hotel. The three kidnappers have all been identified as members of Mallium. These guys are badass.”

I’ve completely sobered up now as the adrenalin courses through my veins at the mention of that group. Kidnappings, bombings, executions they were Mallium’s modus operandi.

“What do we do boss? We’ve got to save her.”

“Damn right we do Carter. Since you and your partner lost her, you and your partner better save her. Intergalactic security bureaucrats will be all over us like a rash before the day’s out. You guys have to get after her before they get here. You need to go now. Beam over here.”

“Where are we going boss, how are we going to find her?” I’m feeling torn apart inside. I finally meet a girl that shows even a little interest in me and blam, she gets kidnapped by the baddest bunch of planet hopping parasites this side of the Milky Way. I’m feeling distraught and guilty and I’m twisted up inside.

“Get over here now” the boss yells at me again as he notices me zoning out.

“Tobi, buddy.” It’s Brice, he moves into view besides the boss. How does he do that? Look so normal, he drank more than I did last night. He’s got an eager look on his face. Probably enjoying the excitement. He didn’t spend time with her like I did. I shake myself out of it as I pull on my boots. I notice Brice is holding something waving it at me.

“Tobes, she left you a note. We’ve got it here. She knew she was going to be kidnapped. She let it happen! Hurry come over and read it. She wrote you a letter, she given you clues how to find her!”

I’m stunned at the news, a heightened sense of purpose fills my body. Sympathy, stay strong, I’m coming to rescue you! Her last words ‘don’t let me down’ ring in my ears. I shake off my self doubt and punch in the teleport co-ordinates.

The last thing I see as I begin to dematerialise from my apartment is my door being kicked down by some mean dudes in black. The first one in the room eyeballs me and raises his gun to fire. I hear the shot ring out and………

……..to be continued………

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Lyrics: The legendary M. Jagger and unstoppable K. Richards
All character references are fictitious, but may have been inspired by something. What you ask? 
All in good time.

Sympathy for the Devil: II

Sympathy Part 2

<<<<<<<click here if you missed Part 1

…………..I downed a 3rd of the smooth golden drop as the music threatened to knock me out. I found a quiet place inside my mind and thought about the old mans mysterious words.

He spoke of another Sympathy who was misunderstood.

Oh Sympathy, I feel sorry that I never really understood you before. I always just considered you like that awkward friend at the party. The one that your annoying cousin invited. The one that you sorta think is nice in that awkward embarrassed to be seen talking to kinda way.

Yeah I remember you Sympathy. I was the guy you overheard later saying I felt so sorry for you and wished my cousin had never invited you to the party. Damn I can be an asshole sometimes.

I’m back at the bar as I wrestle with these memories, relieved by libation. All dutiful thoughts long forgotten. Damn you Brice. I turn around, drinks in hand, and who should I see walking towards me. It was Sympathy, galactic superstar, no longer looking awkward.

Brice and I threw down our 4th when Sympathy walked on by. ‘Woah Woah’ my mind sang out. I watch her transfixed, Brice was way too drunk.

She leaned against the bar, looking all sleek and classy, so different from the Sympathy I remembered. I told Brice I was off for another round, but he was too busy trying to find George Thorogood on the jukebox in the back bar.

“Hi, remember me?” I said as I approached the bar and immediately knew it was the wrong question. Of course she wouldn’t, I had avoided her like the plague.

She shrugged casually and watched the dance floor, it was my turn to be ignored.

“Nah, I’m new to Kalgan” she said sipping sensually on her Pina Colada, casting me a sideways glance.

“So wadda’ya know?” I asked, my accent strong. She intrigued me this woman, I had a vibe about her, I wanted t’know more.

“Ah, you know, this and that” came her ambivalent reply.

I’d downed my drink and noticed that Brice was playing pool with two hippy looking guys. Well trying to it must be said that his focus was more on air guitar. He was indeed bad to the bone.

So I stayed around this mysterious thing. She excited me and drew me in. The tilt of her shoulder was a promise of things to come. But I needed to get her out of this din.

“Can we go somewhere quieter, where we can chat, I’d really like to know you.” the words were muffled over the noise of a wrecking ball.

“Sure” she said and tipped her head, as she lead me out the back.

“I’m not who you think I am” she added as she grabbed me by the hand.

I waved to Brice as I left the bar and gave him a thumbs up. Apparently he and the hippies wanted to drink alone. One drank bourbon, one scotch, the other beer.

We arrived outside in the cold night air and she shivered just a bit.

“Here take my jacket Sympathy you don’t want to catch a chill.” I felt so chivalrous.

“Why thank you sir, you’re most kind.” she nodded with a slight smile. She looked at me and there seemed to be a question on her lips. They had me entranced those ruby red luscious soft moist lips.

“Are you sure that you really want to get to know me better? Most people I meet don’t understand me. Most people I meet feel awkward around me.”

“I know the feeling, I once felt the same. But now I’m older, I dunno, I think I might have changed.”

She looks up at me, eyes so pure I have to turn away.

She grabbed my hand, a warming touch and had this final thing to say.

“I’m a secret you know. A secret that’s contained within my name. Most people, well they really don’t want to know me. Oh, they treat me nice and buy me flowers, white lilies are my favorite by the way. But in the end, they just use me, they don’t really want to know who I am.”

“But I’m different” I protest, feeling a little ashamed. I was one who previously treated her this way.

“If you want to know me then meet me tomorrow. I have something to give you.” She looked me up and down assessing my worth. I held my ground, heart waiting for the drop.

She whispered one more thing as she ran from me, my hand outstretched in longing. Then Brice burst out to break the trance.

“What’s up buddy? Come get another drink. There’s a band about to start called Flashlight City Blues” he grinned broadly at me and staggered just a little. I looked away to where she ran, my long lost Sympathy.

I shrugged my shoulders and gave in. Brice just has this way about him I guess, suckers me every time. So I go inside and stayed the night, too many drinks by far. But I could not stop thinking of her as I propped up that bar. Her final words echoed to me as I bathed in American Honey.

“My name you see” she whispered to me, soft lips brushing my ear “is treated like a fallacy. My name has been ill conceived ad nauseum. I’ve been waiting for you since ’92 so please don’t let me down.”

I blink my eyes as they externalize and I realize how I feel. I yearn for my Sympathy and know just what I’ll do. I’ll meet her tomorrow as she instructed me to do.

So I stagger home and hit the sack, one thought on my mind. Sympathy I want you back, one day I’ll make you mine……….

 

…………to be continued……..

 

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Lyrics: The legendary M. Jagger and unstoppable K. Richards
All character references are fictitious, but may have been inspired by something. What you ask? 
All in good time.

 

Sympathy for the Devil: I

Sympathy Part 1

That song’s the first thing I hear as I materialise in the transporter room back at my folks place in the ‘burbs of Kalgan City. It’s a beautiful night and Mum has the doors open letting the fresh breeze from the lake paint the room in smells of green. Well, that’s how I might have described it if i wasn’t so damn pissed off!

Damn fools, they’ve lost her again! My little sister Judi sees the look in my eye and pours me a beer. God I need it, it’s busy enough on SPP beat without having to babysit celebs. Now she’s taken off and guess who’s job it is to have to chase her? You got it, your lookin’ at him.

“OK Tobi what’s the problem” Judi askes as she hands me the beer her eyes are almost rolling before I even speak.

“I’ve been called in for nightwatch duty. Sorry J, can’t drink.” I hand her back the beer, I’d have cried if I held it any longer.

“Sorry Mum, just wanted to beam in and let you know I can’t make dinner.”

“Who you babysitting?” Mum asks, she knows the drill, it’s not the first time.

“That intergalactic music sensation – her names Sympathy” I was about to say more but my holocom buzzed an incall. Judi’s jumping up and down in excitement.

The boss has sent me her location. Damn, it’s down the seedy end of town. All the transporter bays down there are glitchy. With a sigh and a peck on the cheek I punch the location ID into the controls and I’m off. Judi’s plea for an autograph the last thing I hear.

A breeze is blowing as I materialise and try to get my bearings. It’s not cold but it smells acrid, it stings the nose. I’m in an alley behind the club I realize. Damn glitchy transporters. Music wafts from the upperfloor. The same song from home, but this is a remix, sung by none other than the disappearing Sympathy. Her remix, making the tune popular again across the galaxy, 200 years after it was released back on Terra.

I shake my head looking up at the pale lights of the club windows, like disturbed eyes their glow darts around the neighboring building. It’s going to be hard to get her out of there. I hope Brice has arrived it’s gonna need both of us. He better not be drunk. I frown as the song catches my attention as it wafts from on high.

“Pleased to meet you.
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah.”

I saunter up the dark alley, my head in a whirl. Don’t really want to work tonight. Maybe we can get this over with quick.  Lost in thought the song beats a rhythm into my brain.

An old homeless man propped up on a crate warms his hands around a fire. He looks at me as I walk along. Something about him made me stop. It was his smell, like freshly baked bread. It seemed strange, I don’t know why. The poor old guy must have thought it was an opportunity to have a rant. Or maybe he was just listening to the song drifting out from the club.

“Oh I knows it, I knows it bad. That ol’ Georgie, he been up ta no good. Makes me shake in ma boots it does. See I’s don’t wanna give the beast any a ma Sympathy.”

I stop and stare at what he said as that song makes its final “oh yeah”.

“If the beast is ’bout I curls up real tight ‘n’ shut my eyes ‘n’ try not ta feel like he does.”

I stare entranced at the old mans words as he continues his speech to the flames.

“See Sympathy’s a powerful word in parts ‘ere I come from. D’yer know Sympathy’s a word to use when you wanna be as one? So when ‘e asks ya for Sympathy that ol’ conniving son of the morning you makes sure you turn him down lest you wanna lose your soul.”

He rubs his hands, a toothless grin as he shakes his head in concern.

“I worry for ya I do. See I’s been told you’s don’t know Sympathy like ya really orta should. If ya think Sympathy ‘s just a game of pityin’ and sorryin’ then afraid ya sadly ‘staken. Where I come from we needs not given any airs an’ graces. But that no matter one lil’ bit when we consider Sympathy’s amazement.”

I’m bewildered at the man sitting there, fingerless gloves glowing in the firelight. He looks up at me as I make to leave and gives me his final words.

“So stays away from the Devil ya hear! Gives him none a yor Sympathy, save that for ya fella man.”

I nod just once and then shake my head as he looks me in the eye. He returns the nod as I walk away to disappear into the night.

Out of the alley and into the street the horns of the traffic blare. I think of a girl I once met, her name was Sympathy as well. But I pay her no mind as I rush to the club already running late. Seems I always pay her no mind I think to myself as the doorman makes me wait.

I’m dwelling on things when I finally get in and the noise within forces my memories to whisper. I frown just then as I down a shot of American Honey that Brice hands to me. Damn, I’m on duty. But that drink seduces me as its heat trickles down my throat washing away the acrid smell of the alley and the smell of fresh bread too.

After a 2nd shot I start to relax and consider what’s on my mind………

 

……….to be continued………..

>>>>>>>>Click here for Part 2>>>>>>>>>


Lyrics: The legendary M. Jagger and unstoppable K. Richards
Ol' Georgie in homage to David Mitchell and his brilliant novel Cloud Atlas
All character references are fictitious, but may have been inspired by something. What you ask? All in good time.