trip things and tasks

Step 1

Get a pad and pen and write: “On your way out the door” at the top. Then, everything that you cannot pack and load the day before, you put on this list to grab and load on your way out the door. For example, I’m leaving for my sister’s place tomorrow so my “on the way out the door” list looks like this:

  1. laptop (no need for charger as I have a second one in the car)
  2. 2 comforters
  3. toiletries bag
  4. suitcase

Deep Essentials

  • wallet
  • keys
  • cell phone
  • cell phone charger
  • contact lenses and eyeglasses and other health essentials
  • valid forms of identifiction (passport, conference pass, driver license, etc.)

What’s your purpose

visualize yourself at your event, DRESSED FROM HEAD TO TOE (Toe’s particularly important – dont forget the dress shoes) and make sure it is ALL PACKED NOW

  • things for a particular day (e.g., I’m giving a speech on Tuesday, so I need…)

And thanks to my mom…

This is interesting.   Definitely good for young generation.   If you are a homeowner you will also need to stop any subscriptions.   Mail, newspaper etc


  • cell phone (and charger) (and bluetooth?)
  • headphones
  • laptop (and power supply), and keyboard and mouse


  1. underwear (a biggie!)
  2. socks
  3. shoes
  4. pajamas
  5. bathrobe
  6. pants
  7. shorts
  8. shirts
  9. laundry bag

Weather-sensitive things

  • warm hats
  • long underwear

Hygiene Items

  • soap
  • towels???
  • facecloths???
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste

Health Items

  • nutrients
  • moxibustion device
  • contact lenses!

Highly optional

  • sleeping bag
  • food???
  • hobby activities (guitar, neureka, etc)
  • certain books?

Shut down dwellings

  • turn off electricity
  • turn off alarms

Fridge? Bathroom? Bedroom?

  • Grab whatever you may have left in there

Virtual Properties

  • Is there something you normally do in Cyberspace that will suffer while you are taking your trip? Perhaps a daily task??? Here, let’s dont be so vague. How about your Go games at Online-Go and your various online businesses?



  • Double-check this list once you think you are ready to go.
  • Put suitcase in vehicle!
  • Turn on Vacation Autoresponder
  • grab the computer you are reading this on, get the charger for it and the charger for the phone. check your pockets, then jet!

Fun with Meditation!

I mean concentration, I mean… never mind… OK, here are bunch of meditations that you can do, 1 per day or 1 per hour or 1 per 1/2-day or something like that:

  1. “The things which are seen are temporary, the things which are unseen are eternal” – spend your day staring at all sorts of seen things and noting that they are temporary. If you have a memory about the past, you can go: “man, that sure was temporary.”
  2. Day 2 should be spent observing the 2-way balanced thinking: notice how when you stomaach gets big, air comes in and as the stomach shrinks, air goes out. two-way thinking. Not one-pointed focus.
  3. Focus on the 3rd eye – keep your attention there all day.
  4. Space – pay attention to the space of allowance for all acts.
  5. I AM BALANCE – thus spaketh God to Walter Russell. SHOULD YE NEED 2 WORDS, I AM RHYTHMIC BALANCE. SHOULD YE NEED 3, I AM RHYTHMIC BALANCED INTERCHANGE. Spend all day knowing that you have no free will and could not escape balance even if you tried.
  6. Orgasm the involuntary. Not climax. No, not the 10-second party. Even though that is a part of orgasm. But anyway, how about you notice how involuntary so much of what “you” do is. And surrender into the involuntary. Women are dying to let down their vigilance center so they can surrender into the involuntary.
  7. Expect Good – I will never forget being at the 1st Church of Christian Science in Columbus, OH. I looked in the eyes of that 80-90 year-old woman and she told the whole room, “expect good” – she told us how she had been a little child in that same church in that same kids room decades ago and still loved the results of expecting good.
  8. Expect the unexpected every moment – these are the instructions that John C. Lilly obtained from E.C.C.O. (Earth Coincidence Control Center). I like doing this.
  9. Radiate loving-kindness. Thanks John Drais. Well, you can radiate it to others or bathe yourself in it.
  10. Gratitude. Many thanks to Maryann Tomko for this one. What are you grateful for? Keep thinking of things you are grateful for.
  11. Look at your body as if you are looking at someone else. Go ahead, do it. It will allow you to drop the body at the moment of death, laughing instead of being attached. Shot out to for this one.
  12. Spend a whole day doing “inhibiting” as defined in the Alexander Technique
  13. Observe the solid spots on your body – with an idea towards what Mary Baker Eddy said about sensation in organs and health
  14. Observe the solid spots in the body – with an idea towards what Palle discussed in Free Solo Processing.
  15. Barrier study – pay attention to the sense of boundary between you and other. What does it feel like?

So how are you doing?

– financially

I am on an even keel. I took a job in California. I accepted the job
while living in New York. I drove across the country, heedless of all
the doubters. Steady income. A bit low for my skill set but being
employed versus consulting is a good thing.

I have a consolidation loan for all my credit cards. It felt good to
pay most of them off.

– spiritually

I do Orgasmic Meditation. I do 15 minutes of Zen Meditation. I like to
see what EJ Gold is up to and play around with his spiritual

There is no item on here for physical development. I finished a month
of [The Bar Method]( – it is quite demanding. But
it does create a more flexible strong you. Now that a month is up,
doubt is creeping in. Should I continue, given the things I dont like
(the pop music). Or should I explore Pilates? Or maybe just do sit-ups
by myself?

– personally

I came to California not knowing what to expect and ended up finding a
sex partner. We split apart violently while taking a relationship
course and do not speak to each other. I’m having good Orgasmic
Meditation sessions with some other women who are not seriously obese
like she was – it didnt stop her from being a tremendous lover, but I
see financial and health issues cropping up for her in the future and
I dont want my bank account drained dealing with problems she put on

I live in a hacker house – 7 or so other people live in 2 rooms with 6
bunk beds. They are all doing IT work or opening up tech ventures. I
dont like it, but it’s only 1,000 per month to live in a very nice
area of Palo Alto, CA so I put up with it. The people talk too much.

– professionally

Even keel. Starting my tortoise march towards true financial freedom
in home business, giving me the freedom to work where I want and when
I want. I have rushed at it hurriedly and failed to make traction.

This time I must succeed because my income from employment will never
outstrip the debt I have cornered myself with. That being said I am
doing the following:

… Apiary Fund – they train you to trade forex and give you their
money once you proven yourself. I earned 1% my first month and had 40
winners and 15 losers. But my losers were 15.6 pips and my winners
were 8 pips. So I need to refine my technique.

… Lyoness – they have a 6 figures in 12 months plan. I am being
trained in how to attract people to my business instead of chasing
after people and trying to convincement.

… My Advertising Pays – this is a very novel advertising site which
is working well. I’m not entirely sure it’s legal, but it’s a great
idea and really none of the government’s business.

– emotionally

… Bitter rage at the women who had sex with me and then left me at
her convenience to go have sex with other people. She took my money
and broke a lot of promises. She didnt consciously mean to do any of
this – her subconscious and my subconscious had fears of the opposite
sex and we both become robots to our hidden resentments, leading to an
explosive shattering of an initially hot relationship.

– mentally

… I’m hanging on. My life mission is clear: to assist people who
want to pursue enlightenment via the isolation tank.

– diet

… BIG TOPIC. Lot’s of confusion around this topic. What should I do
and why? Breatharian? Fruitarian? Raw food? Anything I want?
Vegetarian? I’m sick of animal slaughter. no interest in eating higher
vertebrates. It would taste good, but clog my colon for days. Then
again, when was the last time a centenarian ate a vegetarian diet? Who
was the last raw food cententarian? Why does Tom Tam (and also Johrei)
heal people of serious disease without any change in diet?

Why do so many people get by on cooked food? Or are they really
getting by? We have hospitals loaded with sick people. How many of
them followed a natural diet?

– sexuality

I am denying the avenue of homosexuality / bisexuality. Here, near San
Francisco, gay and lesbian is very big and very normal. I’m not very
good at restricting myself. I seem to think if a lot of people are
doing it, then I must be missing out.

– big questions

Can I truly make the transition to full-time home business person?
Apiary Fund has done it. They have a 12-month program for this with
personal training, but I want to trade my way and take just a little
advice from them.

– big concerns

Even at my stable job as a consultant, the client I am consulting at
is always making threats about ending the role. I do get paid bench
time between roles.

How many people will obtain enlightenment by being assisted by me and
my religious organization based around floatation tanks?

– where do you see yourself in the next week?

Stuck in this hacker house living with a bunch of men, scared of being
fired/let go.

– where do you see yourself in the next month

Still stuck here I guess. Maybe in a different house. We will see!

– where do you see yourself in the next year

Hopefully in a good communal living situation. Either an orgasmic
meditation house or a house devoted to isolation tanks, maybe both!

– where do you see yourself in the next 5 years

Certainly free of the need to work in an office. More free to
establish retreat centers based around the isolation tank.

– where do you see yourself in the next 10 years


– where do you see yourself in the next 20 years

I wonder if my parents will be alive then. They are both in their 70s
now. I might have to move from California to South Carolina to tend to
affairs for awhile.

– where do you see yourself in the next 50 years

Hopefully a raw food diet and exercise will keep my channels open and
the use of skeletal alignment will make me as free and clear as a
baby. Maybe I will be in Ego Death by then and there will be no
separate Terrence Brannon to be concerned about.

The Best Colon Cleanse: The Bar Method

I was always trying to eat a pure diet and take various cleansing products to clean my colon. It wasnt working. I was blocked and angry. I bought a good enema kit but was loathe to use it.

I got interested in The Bar Method and decided to try it. I love it. It is a precise and thorough workout designed to create flexibility and strength.

As a side benefit, my bowel evacuation is excellent. Why? Because the muscle responsible for peristalsis are getting stronger… and even after only 3 days!


My Uber Driver Diary

Period Ending: January 19, 2015 4AM EST
Rider Fee (payment)
Rider Fee (deduction)
Uber Fee
Date/Time Trip ID Fare Surge Toll Rider Fee Rider Fee Uber Fee Total
WEEK TOTALS $250.48 $4.00 $68.53 $20.00 ($20.00) ($50.89) $272.12
53A80598-CB8E-4620-AC85-3F6C2B6455E3 25.18 1.00 (1.00) (5.04) 20.14
D6A0CE35-5139-4F0A-BD0E-07715DD417C0 4.71 1.00 (1.00) (0.94) 3.77
8896824D-2F1C-4001-9324-113E3E5D38F5 4.59 1.00 (1.00) (0.92) 3.67
4948E134-F4AC-4B26-B034-D71A9A536834 11.86 1.00 (1.00) (2.37) 9.49
0F0391C7-DA6E-47F7-A010-1850E4D5296B 23.10 20.00 1.00 (1.00) (4.62) 38.48
41E709EC-BCEE-47E4-A231-4B49750E7E3C 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
A457535E-FC66-4971-83E0-6315E8D8B9F6 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
CA3C6AE4-254B-4AD2-966E-63A3C89AE7E3 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
9916B311-F81C-4BF9-B6C2-BE5099327E6F 4.00 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (1.60) 6.40
FFB05C42-9078-49B2-A1C6-2B9073ECA2AF 4.30 1.00 (1.00) (0.86) 3.44
0398CFC7-CB64-4D38-9E61-CC2170C826C9 5.53 1.00 (1.00) (1.11) 4.42
A79304CB-876E-42E3-B8A2-2DB2FCB095E2 7.23 1.00 (1.00) (1.45) 5.78
B4856380-AECC-4E19-BBDA-5448CAA2AFD4 11.62 1.00 (1.00) (2.32) 9.30
0C9320CF-CAD7-4BF2-BDDB-73214298D614 4.00 1.00 (1.00) (0.80) 3.20
5ED50EEB-57CD-4322-A062-3C7A4A6C6DBA 10.42 1.00 (1.00) (2.08) 8.34
14432EB7-8FA0-4EB1-9CD4-7B657D13977C 20.96 1.45 1.00 (1.00) (4.19) 18.22
9D9BFDA7-F3AB-49DB-B2D8-EF98636F23C9 7.22 1.00 (1.00) (1.44) 5.78
3388EBF9-2DEB-417F-A039-480327B9DCD0 18.67 1.75 1.00 (1.00) (3.73) 16.69
ACCC5052-B924-4BFB-932C-97F95665E6B1 30.58 20.00 1.00 (1.00) (6.12) 44.46
A5D0C583-7FE1-42EC-B8C3-C4FBFC2C6D97 44.51 25.33 1.00 (1.00) (8.90) 60.94

WordPress upgrade issues

There are 2 issues with upgrading you might encounter and get an error message like:

“downloading update Unpacking the update… Could not create directory. Installation Failed”

The first thing to do is edit your wp-config.php and use direct transfer instead of FTP. So put this line in there:

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

And then go to the root of your wordpress installation and type

sudo chown -R www-data .

to give the web user ownership of all files.

Izunome, Johrei, and Mahikari

OK, so here we go.

Mokichi Okada formed the Church of World Messianity in 1935 after being expelled from Oomoto. A significant part of the practice is Johrei, a powerful completely free healing method.

Around 1996 or so, I used to receive Johrei at 3068 San Marino St Los Angeles, CA 90006 (which is Koreatown). Paulo Santos ran the center. He was 3rd in command. Larry Ammar was vice president and Ray Toba was president.

I came back to the same center about 2 years later and noticed that Paulo was gone. I learned that a dispute arose between the president and the vice-president. The president wanted to drop a good portion of the rituals of the original religion to speed the acceptance by mainstream America. The vice-president disagreed. A vote was held and the president won. So they got to keep the building on San Marino.

When I learned of this, I left that center and started attending the Izunome center in Los Angeles on Venice Blvd. It was good to re-connect with Paulo, who was now vice-president. Larry Ammar was president of this organization.

Now, Aug 23 2014 I am in New York and attend the Izunome center here. Larry Ammar has retired as president and Marco Negrao is president. And lo and behold, there is yet another group offering Johrei that I have never heard of before today – Shumei. And another! The Mokichi Okada Association. So that brings the grand total of organizations offering Johrei to 4 – Izunome, Johrei Fellowship, Shumei (they spell it joyrei) and Mokichi Okada Association.

Oh, and let’s dont forget Sukyo Mahikari. It works wonders. I know a woman who suffered vicious abuse from her husband and had several broken bones that should have left her unable to use her arms but through service to this organization she completely healed her arms. Countless other medical miracles have occurred. Sukyo Mahikari is an offshoot of Mokichi Okada’s religion as you can see and of course we understand that perhaps Mokichi Okada’s religion is an offshoot of Oomoto from the same Wikipedia page. Oh and I didnt realize there was more than one Mahikari organization. Wow. There are at least 3.

Oh and we cant forget Tenrikyo – they have a healing method based on removing dusts, but it is not prominently listed on their website.


They all do miracle healings. There’s been a lot of political upheaval but only God is perfect. We have imperfect people and imperfect organizations offering perfectly powerful perfectly free healing.

Izunome Locations and Hours

Broward Izunome (formerly Boca).
837 SE 8th Ave
Deerfield Beach, FL
Mon 9am to 1pm. 7pm to 8pm
Tue 9am to 1pm.
Wed 9am-12 6pm to 8pm
Thu 9am to 1pm. no one at night