Swan Song

This blog post, which I named Swan Song, is my 52nd weekly entry. Hence, this week marks the completion of a full year of Journaling Life’s Sojourns. These 52 posts represent my experience voiced in several different ways. So, “What Now”, after this year ends? Apropos is a well-known adage of old, “Change itself is the one thing that never changes!”

“What Now?” (Photo Credit: Paul Gilmore)

Now, recently (like I wrote in last week’s post), there has been a continual string of busy months apace for the Pittmans. On July 1st, I began a 10-week (and perhaps longer) hiatus from Sunrise Toastmasters, my speakers and leaders club here in Fort Collins — while Melanie and I are in the midst of moving to Thornton, Colorado (an hour’s drive south). Doing so will enable us to live closer to our children and new grandson in Denver.

And I am rehearsing a classic one-act play (Swan Song by Anton Chekhov), opposite Jonathan Farwell, a friend and veteran film, TV, and Broadway actor. Live performances are set for August 7th & 8th, in Fort Collins.

Amidst it all, I have greatly enjoyed sharing with you my ongoing perspectives and narratives via the blog, where archived Journeys are set in five categories: Home; Healing; World; Earth; and Cosmic.

Firstly, the two categories, Home and Healing, are largely integrated, with each of them comprised of 14 unique blog posts.

The Home Journey (like the title says) addresses my blessed time at home: Living Life with my wife, Melanie (an Angel-Incarnate, one with months of experience in urgent, palliative, and near-death caregiving — vis-à-vis our five-year, miraculously evolving Healing Journey).

Home Journey also describes fatherhood in general, plus my own parenting experience, in specific. Also celebrated is Melanie’s and my privilege and pleasure to now be living our first months as grandparents.

Then, World Journey speaks to willingly and ably handling Abundance; “Truth-Telling” (communicating what’s true — free of deceit or falseness); and supporting millions of citizens searching for a United State of Identity, trust, common courtesy, and what remains of a nation’s role in global leadership.

As to the Earth Journey — My blog post, Climate is Everything, queries cardinal elements, like this one: Is Earth’s Life unique in the Universe?

To know, in the end, whether Life even exists beyond Earth, one must come to terms with the nature of one’s own significance here and now. Hence, all of Creation’s primeval elements are, in essence, “closer than hands and feet” in the experience of every one of us.

So, what is the nature of my own personal “Climate”, one moment to the next? Is my life’s every element part and parcel of the manifest expressions of Love, Truth, and Life? Rich food for thought …

Now, in meditating on the Cosmos, I am assured that “Divine Will” is what fuels all attuned human energy, enthusiasm, courage, and endurance — as It seeks Divine Ways to manifest and express through human Being on Earth.

Here, one’s own unique currents of connection with Life Energy bring into manifestation countless resonant processes in any given moment.

These include each Soul’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual capacities — which live and breathe in evidence of an actual, tangible Attunement that, in truth, we share with the Creator and all of Creation.

What a Wondrously Marvelous Wellspring of Life Energy, Eternal Being IS!

All the while, my own sensing is that the realm of “Private Speaking” is an actualized field where creative thoughts (unspeakable, beyond words) are inspired by a deep range of positive emotion attuned with Source Energy.

Such a creative field is powerfully known when held in a quiet, yet radiant atmosphere of Peace and Assurance where wonders materialize with ease!

In that vein, this blog entry happens to be a “swan song” (a farewell) of sorts, before I take a hiatus from blogging. For sure, I will let you know when I return.

Meanwhile, I invite you to enjoy journaling your own life’s sojourns via the “private speaking” of your own mental, emotional, and spiritual making! And an easy way for us to be in touch is via PenDell@PenDellPittman.com

Take Good Care, and Keep, in Heart & Mind, the Source of Life Eternal … Gratefully Yours, as Always …PenDell

Definiteness of Purpose

Last week’s blog post invited us to consider this:

“Divine Will” is what fuels all attuned human energy, enthusiasm, courage, and endurance — while It seeks Divine Ways to manifest and express through human Being on Earth.

Divine Will Expressed (Photo by Joshua Earle)

Then, this week’s blog illustrates how Definiteness of Purpose is the starting point for all manifestation and expression. Let’s use a shorter term for “manifestation and expression”: “Achievement”.

Achievement is the result of the agreement in action that occurs when Divine Will seeks and inevitably finds Divine Ways on earth. And those Divine Ways are epitomized by a Definiteness of Purpose. The essences of such were personified in this succinct yet historic interchange:

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy asked the preeminent aerospace engineer, Wernher Von Braun, a pivotal question: “What would it take to land a man on the moon, and then return him safely to earth?” Von Braun’s simple, succinct, yet profound answer was: “The Will to Do It.”   

Addressing Definiteness of Purpose in operable terms, Napoleon Hill, the late 19th-Century master teacher of personal achievement, stated that “All individual achievement begins with the adoption of a definite major purpose and a specific plan for its attainment. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life.”

Further, Napoleon Hill established a methodology based upon specific action steps that instill Definiteness of Purpose in oneself. Those steps are stated herein below:

  1. Have one high, desirable, outstanding goal and keep it ever before you.
  2. Determine and fix in your mind exactly what you desire.
  3. Evaluate and determine exactly what you will give in return.
  4. Set a definite date for exactly when you intend to possess your desire.
  5. Clearly define your plan for achievement. Write out, precisely and concisely, exactly what you want, exactly when you want to achieve it, and exactly what you intend to give in return.
  6. Each and every day, morning and evening, read your written statement aloud.

Resultant Predictions:

  • Your “ship” will not come in unless you first send one out.
  • Be sure about what you want from Life and doubly sure of what you have to give in return.
  • You will get exactly and only what you ask and work for.

Now, these six steps and the resultant predictions — which, I note, use the word “exactly” seven times concur with decades of my own personal experience: Definiteness of Purpose calls upon every thought, word, and action to be exact.

But how can Exactness exist in this realm of earthly reality, where the one thing that never changes is Change itself? The simple, succinct, profound answer is this: Divine Will Does It.

Divine Will — the Power that creates Worlds — nimbly imbues the individual human experience “closer than hands and feet”. Its Ways bring one’s body, mind, heart, and spirit into resonance with the natural forces of Being — i.e. the human soul’s alignment with Life Energies from the Universal Source.     

Consistent practice of the Ways of Divine Will sustains the pristine resonance of one’s incarnate Divine Nature. In its midst, dissonance is nonexistent in the creative fields that, by design, encompass and imbue our unique individual worlds.

Jesus referred to Divine Will as the emanating indwelling of the ‘Father Within’: “The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works”. (John 14:10)

May Wondrous Works of Divine Will Imbue Our World by Way of Us.

Divine Will Seeks Divine Ways

Last Tuesday, at my local Toastmasters club, our Theme of the Week was titled “Hot Times”.  And I, the Toastmaster in charge of that day’s proceedings, introduced the topic, as follows:

“Hot Times” can refer to currently increasing Intensities worldwide — like Global Warming, the Pandemic, economics, politics, ethics, on and on. And personal hot times may well be “closer than hands and feet”. Let’s see where such a broadly described range of topics leads us.

Divine Will Seeks (Photo cred. Benn McGuinness)

I saw where I broadly identified myself with the “closer” element. That was due to several increasing intensities in my own experience of late, including the following:

1) Melanie and I are packing boxes and planning logistics for a residential move next month;
2) I’m taking a five-week hiatus from Toastmasters, having ended my year of club presidency;
3) Then, I will begin five weeks of rehearsals for my live theatre performances August 7th & 8th, opposite veteran film, television, and broadway actor, Jonathan Farwell. And …
4) I remain committed to steadfastly maintaining this weekly blog, “Journaling Life’s Sojourns”!

Amidst all this synchronous activity, I am active with four cardinal self-betterment processes:

  • Daily Physical Fitness — 420 push-ups (7 sets of 20, 3 times/day), planks, scoops, and assorted aerobic and anaerobic exercises — plus 1 to 2-mile power walks 5 days/week;
  • The 22 Proven Processes from Ask and It Is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks;
  • The 40-Day Prosperity Plan from The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price, and …
  • “Lessons on Success: 17 Principles of Personal Achievement” by Napoleon Hill

And, at the core of It All, “Divine Will” is what fuels all attuned human energy, enthusiasm, courage, and endurance. And that Divine Will seeks Divine Ways to manifest and express. Jesus referred to Divine Will as the emanating indwelling of the “Father Within: “The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works”. 

The Ways of Divine Will can and do establish alignment in the body, mind, and heart with the natural forces of Being — i.e. the human soul’s alignment with the Forces of Life from Source.     

Consistent practice of the Ways of Divine Will sustains a pristine resonance in our capacities with our own Divine Nature. All the while, dissonance is nonexistent in the creative fields that, by their nature, encompass and imbue our uniquely individual worlds.

Hence, a Note to Self:

“The Gift of your Divine Nature is absolutely impervious at the core of your Soul. And Now is when you can be assured of the True Purpose and safe directions where your Journey goes.

Your core responsibility for living on Earth is based in an awareness and resultant attention to the invisible Emanations imbuing your visible creative fields of manifestation and expression.

Rest Assured that Divine Will Seeks and Finds Divine Ways to Manifest in and through You!

7 Vibrations in Nature

Recently, I participated in an energy healing event named the Attunement Summit. There, fellow musician and attunement practitioner, Dr. Anthony Palombo, held a session, where he asked me to demonstrate aspects of overtone chanting and their health benefits.

As in one of his books, “Attunement with Sacred Sound”, his Summit session shared pivotal revelations about the phenomenal connection we all have to the powerfully grand energies of all Creation. A seeming platitude that states “We are all one; we are one with everything” is, in fact, quite true.  

Tony and I have been close friends and colleagues for over 40 years now. Never has there been a time, in my observation, when Tony has not exhibited a conscious attitude that consistently recognizes an interplay between the intangible and the tangible (heaven and earth, if you will). 

Heaven on Earth (Photo Credit: Lucas Calloch)

Such symbiosis makes possible a deep kinship between people, amidst the universal resonance that entrains throughout all of Creation, with its infinite components.

Tony’s is a noble stance and vision, to be sure; Yet why would that be relevant to us here now? Because, when we become aware of a full spectrum of learning, guidance, and inspiration, we will perceive with the same outlook that Tony has: One filled with awe, wonder, discovery, and a deep sense of privilege to know and work in this precious, delicate, and (dare I say) sacred field.

Tony and I carry an enduring admiration for one another. Here is a written example of, not only of Tony’s generously kind and giving spirit, but also his wise insights on Love, Truth, and Life:

“Scanning my documents in search of a file recently, I came upon something my friend, PenDell Pittman, scribed and sent to me several months ago. As you will see, it echoes and expands — in a most clear and thoughtful way — the creative processes through which the Spirit of Love moves into the body.

“It is mediated and differentiated into seven vibrational frequencies by the seven glands of the endocrine system — in order to touch the physical realm and thus re-create and maintain the “new earth” of our bodies.

“PenDell’s meditations envision the same creative process as what unfolds amidst Creation Itself in the larger cosmic context. The first words of Genesis reflect these divine processes: 

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth; and the earth was without form and void. Darkness was on the face of the deep; And God said: ‘Let There Be Light’ (Genesis 1:1)’

“The Universe unfolded out of the Light, shaped by the Sound of Love’s Word, then differentiated into seven rainbow frequencies composing the Music of the Spheres. 

“In five cosmic days, the world of nature was created as a setting for Man and Woman to live and share the ongoing work of creating the world of beauty we see around us in Nature now. PenDell describes it, step by cosmic step, in this beautiful writing (herein below)” 


Vibration 1:   Lines of Love Force radiate into the unformed. 

Vibration 2:   The unformed is attracted to, and becomes stimulated by, Vibration 1. A Womb for Vibration 1 is established and becomes Vibration 2. In harmony with Vibration 1, Vibration 2 begins to radiate Lines of Force further into the unformed.    

Vibration 3:   The Radiation of the harmonization of Vibration 1 and Vibration 2 create patterns of complexity in the unformed which blossom into Vibration 3, the Life Force.

Vibration 4:   The radiance of Vibration 3 moves out into a wider radius, enticing greater complexity.  Eurythmic relationships emerge between existing complexities.This intermingling sets in motion a new pulsation that adds Assurance and Clarity to the Lines of Love Force.  

Vibration 5:   The Lines of Love Force moving through Vibration 4 bring about an urge for greater specificity. Direction and Purpose are established within the matrix of complexities by the radiation of Sanctification.

Vibration 6:   The radiation of Vibration 5 brings a calming influence to the creative cauldron out of which a focus of Intelligence and Coordination comes into play and begins to apply itself as the Force of Tranquility, flowing gently within a matrix of complexities.

Vibration 7:   The Vibration 6 Lines of Force pour out into an atomic substance, causing it to tremble. Cymatic patterns of design begin to appear in the atomic substance that, in time, find relationships in symbiotic configurations that yet again grow in complexity. Amidst the resultant Vibration 7, Patience, (and Mother Earth), a creative cycle of New Earth is born.

Tony continues, “In this beginning of a New Day, God is incarnate on Earth in a body of heavenly hosts who have found one another and connected along ancient lines of eternal friendship. A new Heaven is already entraining human consciousness for a new Earth — a creative void awaiting its inevitable birth.

“Darkness is once again upon the face of the deep of tomorrow. The Spirit of God again moves on the face of the waters; and Angelic Hosts, incarnate and awake on earth, say with one voice in one accord, “Let There Be Light!

“And there IS Light. And, in the Light of Love, there is peace in the heart, and stillness in the outer mind. 

“And the peace and stillness allow minute details of design and control in Heaven for the New Earth to unfold and reveal themselves — all in the seasons of the Lord, and the rhythms of the Music of the Spheres.”

And we’ve only just begun Day One.  Let Love shine into the darkness without concern for tomorrow.  All is well and well within the hands of God on Earth. 

Patience is the call of the day. Let it all unfold naturally.

The Ocean of Motion

“We live in an ocean of motion.”

That expansive metaphor may well describe the quiet, yet all-encompassing platform of our lives. The rhythm of our breathing, the hum of our nervous systems, and the range of verbal utterances that we voice or hear are but a few reminders, close at hand, of the infinite spectrum of vibration within us and surrounding us.

Photo cred: Silas Baisch on Unsplash

Vibration with a focused purpose is “energy”, and specific ranges of energy are identified by us human beings, based on our own sensing of them. Our eyes see the energy range of “visible light”; our ears hear “audible sound”; and our skin senses heat, cold, and the impacts of motion on our physical bodies.

Tastes and smells are particularized ranges of energy. Scientific instruments and other devices give us an increased view and assessment of ranges of energy beyond our five senses.

Furthermore, the thoughts we think, the emotions we feel, and the whole of Consciousness, human and otherwise, are waves of energy. The world of “form” around us is but another spectrum of energy — one that moves slowly enough to appear to us as “solid” and inanimate.

The world’s cultures, social systems, economies, governments, and countless other forms of human interaction represent the movement of energy within and among people. And “out there”, beyond earth, are the moon, planets, the Sun, its Sun, and “the Beyond” — where galaxies appear to follow ancient rhythms and resonances. 

Back here on earth, in the realm of Energy Healing, we may wonder, how does the practice of Attunement with sacred sound uniquely heal, relieve, and uplift human beings (since ancient times), when other known remedies do not?

In answer, we have a glimpse into the Why and How, courtesy of the Law of the Octave.

Named for eight primary pitches in a musical scale — the “white” keys on a piano’s keyboard, for instance (with alphabetic letters “A” to “G”, then up to another higher pitched “A”) — the Law of the Octave recognizes that notes on the musical scale that are eight steps from each other (thus named with the same recurring letter) have a closely kindred nature, heard distinctly when notes in octave (a “perfect 8th”) are sounded. 

An “A” vibrates at 440 Hz (“Hertz”, a measure of frequency), and the “A” an octave higher vibrates at exactly twice the speed (440 x 2= 880 Hz). The next higher “A” likewise vibrates at (again) exactly twice the speed (880 x 2= 1760 Hz); the next higher “A” at 3520 Hz – and then, 7040 Hz — and so on, continuing to Infinity.

Along the way, those associated frequencies surpass the audible range and move into the ranges of AM & FM radio; TV; microwave; infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light; x-ray, etc.

Yet, at every octave, a multiple of the original frequency (in this case, 440 Mz) remains in concord with every other octave of “A” resonating through the infinite frequency spectrum.

This energy spectrum vibrates, not just through higher frequencies, but at an equally infinite range of lower frequencies, from A-440 — down to A-220 ; A-110; A-55, etc., to Infinity below.

At 27.5 Hz, we near the lowest frequencies audible to humans and approach the ranges of Schumann resonances, electromagnetic waves that exist between the earth’s surface and the earth’s ionosphere. Then, when tonal frequencies (like musical sounds) “slow down” enough, they become “rhythms”.

A rhythm that is near and dear to each of us is our own heartbeat — something we just can’t live without — beating at a frequency around 1 Hz (one beat per second). Our bodily processes (and that of many organisms on earth) adhere to daily circadian oscillations, coordinating our capacities with the earth day-night rhythms.

The earth rotates around its axis at a frequency of once per day, revolves around the sun at a frequency of once per year, and responds to the monthly frequencies of the moon’s cycles.

Our sun revolves around Its Sun (as far as we can tell). And the Milky Way itself marches majestically — and for us, quite slowly — through the heavens, true to its own frequency that encompasses millions of years. So, to the best of our present understanding, there are infinitely fast vibrations and infinitely slow ones.

Putting aside, for a moment, the Grand Scale of It All, WHY is all this directly significant to us, and how does it affect our everyday lives? That question’s simple answer surmounts everything:   

The Law of the Octave bespeaks a constant, orderly, powerfully resonating framework that governs and integrates the frequency spectrum of the Cosmos — the infinite Ocean of Motion that is our Universe. That immutable Design, ongoingly measured with the Law of the Octave, inherently transmutes all ascending Life Energy into Being One with SourceEnergy.

And here, our own currents of connectedness with Life Energy — initiating countless resonant processes into manifestation in any given moment, including each breathing Soul’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual capacities — live in evidence of the actual, tangible Attunement that, in truth, we share with the Creator and all of Creation.

What a Wondrously Marvelous Wellspring of Life Energy, Eternal Being IS …