A New Year, a New Frequency

In our book, man is an extremity of the Divine; hence man is a God once in the enlightenment mode, and only a demigod on account of his laziness–his failure to make use of his divine inheritance.  Man and his environment are one, so that what happens in the environment is simultaneously occurring in his self.  If man is in a state of hell, then his environs must also be in that state.


The effect of 345 Hz frequency on a particular environment.

Since man is an extension of the Divine, he has the power to create–to create magnificent things, to create horrible things.  The god-man, who never ceases to wonder, who is in the loop for the next level of truth, is like the ever-moving electron circling around the atom’s nucleus.  The fact of his movement is his truth–for truth is relative according to the frequency in which he operates.

Frequency is defined as the number of cycles per unit of time. For convenience, frequency is most often measured in cycles per second (cps) or the interchangeable Hertz (Hz) (60 cps = 60 Hz), named after the 19th C. physicist. 1000 Hz is often referred to as 1 kHz (kilohertz) or simply ‘1k’ in studio parlance.

In one’s reality, the frequency of the music that one listens to; the frequency of the mantra or prayer that he recites corresponds to the truth-result of that particular frequency.  It is said that the “devil” is part of nature (that dark part), and therefore you cannot eradicate it.  Evil has a purpose, and that is to balance things out, the way you balance an equation.  This evil thing has the frequency of 741 Hertz (cf. video presentation).  

Simply put, one’s karma (the aggregate of one’s thoughts words and deeds) is a function of the frequency of one’s settings. We also believe in a location karma (the collective thoughts, words and deeds of its inhabitants). That is why it is so important for even just one enlightened individual to change the destiny/karma of a certain place. (Cf. person + environment = 1.)

And did you know that our sun emits a sound with a frequency of 528 Hz–the same frequency of that which is emitted by all plants in photosynthesis? Here is a video presentation of the 528 Hz frequency, also known as the love, the healing and the creation frequency.

We are into the New Year, and we start from one. It should also mean a New Frequency, the 528 Hz. We can meditate with that surround-background or chant/pray using the same pitch. Either way you become a god–an active co-creator of the things you want in your truth, your universe–which also become ours.

A Happy New Frequency to all.

A Radical Solution. . .

To a Radical Problem. . .

The Leyte-Samar area (Region 8) used to be second to Mindanao in coconut production. With the ravages of Super Typhoon Yolanda, however, the region is back to zero, and with it, the ancillary coconut wine industry for which Leyte and Samar are famous for. Davao and Cebu have their coconut wine, as well, but their product sours up in two days. And Leyte-Samar’s Bahalina has no peer, and the secret is in the tungog (chopped mangrove bark), which imparts the right tannin to the coconut wine and preserves it for good–that is, with the right racking and ageing.


An example of a home-scale wine production setup.


Amylase, added to the rice wine must, will optimize starch-to-alcohol conversion.

Coconut farmers can replant utilizing the mature coconuts strewn about by Yolanda, and it will take another 10 years before coconuts can be harvested for copra and for them to be tapped for coconut wine production. In the interim, locals should concentrate on cash crops and their culture. With a world-class irrigation system, Guinarona can pave the way to a new paradigm, a new reality. Say, can we allot 50 percent of our rice output to making rice wine?

A new thesis has come up, namely, that our forebears did not really intend grains culture for food, but for beer making. Which begs the question: What was their diet if not for grains? Fruits and vegetables with meat from animals thrown in?

Or does this answer the question as to why diabetes has become a pandemic, namely, that man was not wired to depend on a high-starch diet; and that these starches are better utilized for alcohol production; and that alcohol, in moderate amounts, is a basic need of man?

Indeed, we have a pioneer industry for Guinarona after Yolanda.

Since we are talking about livelihood in a new reality, we can add variants or adjuncts to the rice wine, so long as the Guinarona branding gets a boost. Such adjuncts may include camote, balanghoy, gawai, arasip, etc., and the technique is to add amylase enzyme for a rapid starch-to-alcohol conversion during fermentation. The yeast from tapping idjok (sugar palm) efflorescence come in handy and can be replicated in the laboratory.

Our Christmas of 1970


The Guinarona Parish Choir in its present incarnation.

Now that much of Leyte is decrepit, no thanks to the super typhoon, one would think that Christmas–or any semblance of it–is a goner. Or didn’t you know that life goes in ebbs and flows; that into each life some super typhoon must fall?

We are saying this because adversity is not foreign to us–and neither should it be to you.

Let us start this discourse with a throwback: Unofficially, Guinarona became a parish in 1969, through the efforts of Msgr. Esteban Justimbaste. Fr. Dira was its first parish priest. (On November 5, 1971, with pomp and hoopla, Guinarona was inaugurated as a new parish by Msgr. Manuel Salvador, Bishop of Palo.) Back then, our national highway was a far cry from what is is today–it was a macadam road, very bumpy, very dusty. Our streets were as dark as an ashfall. Carabaos made a mess of them, their dungs littered every which way, not to mention the huge craters in them, which the cargo-laden carabaos caused.

We are proud to say that we were the Guinarona pioneers of the Misa de Gallo, the series of novena masses to herald Christmas. We started the Guinarona Parish Choir in October 1970 with such stalwarts as Corazon Dagami, Jose Bacal, Evelyn Fabian, Justina Carocha, Imelda Carocha, Orlando Cardante, Eufrocina Lobrigo, Elsa Lobrigo, Helen Belonias, Present Almaden, Rodrigo Lamamigo, Ruben Cesar. Emiliano Lobrigo, Ramon Berida and Basilio Bardillon. By this time, Fr. Romeo Mazo was Guinarona’s parish priest.

Then came the start of the Misa de Gallo on the wee hours of December 16, 1970. Everybody–just about everybody–congratulated us for the harmonious and lively mass songs that we performed from the Misa Antipona. Thus the process went as smooth as silk until December 23. Because, truth be told, we did not know what happened after that.
Because, as with the super typhoon, tragedy struck. Our father, Eleuterio Maray, Sr. died at 12:30 p.m. on December 24,1970 from a massive heart attack. So you think you have a unique, forlorn Christmas on account of ST Yolanda? Think again.

Imagine the adrenaline we spent when Father died the day before Christmas. We could have lit up the whole Guinarona with it.

A Look Back at 2013

In our neck of the woods, there were only two events that defined the year 2013.  Call it the yin and the yang, the point and the counterpoint.

Very eventful was 2013–so eventful, in fact, that our paradigms shifted, both in the macro and micro levels. Subtle at first were the occurrences, only to give way to the denouement, namely the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). But the monster typhoon was in the cards–it was in the stars as well. Dr. Turi had this reading on his blog, November 3, 5 days before Yolanda’s landfall in the Philippines.

NEW MOON — November 3, 2013: This lunation in Scorpio promises to be very dramatic for many people. A new moon is usually positive. Thus after any form of death there is always a new life in store for all of us. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, and all affairs related to finance, health, sex, secrets, death, war, drama and law enforcement will be on the rise. Expect tragedy of all sorts to take place this month, where all the devil’s spirits will be invited to a macabre dance of horror. The police/ terrorists will make serious negative news This will be one of the most difficult lunation this year where one must realize one’s limits. The trend will play an important part in your life where impartial judgment from above and below will take place. Health, working life, relationships and the world at large will be affected. Many people and countries may be forced to realize the hard lessons of determination, cruelty, and death. The emphasis is on death and the potential for a rebirth in experiences, strength, and new-found wisdom to perform and live accordingly. Remember knowledge is power and there is no room for ignorance with the stars.

Since we come from Leyte, the super cyclone’s epicenter, we could not help but note Dr. Turi’s take on our connection to the tragedy that was Yolanda. Note also the theme of death in our personal reading.Snapshot_97Snapshot_98Snapshot_99Snapshot_100

But before our sorrowful mystery in Super Typhoon Yolanda, we had our glorious moment when we were able to secure and install in Guinarona, on May 15, 2013, the body relic of San Pascual Baylon, direct from the Basilica San Pascual Baylon in Vila-real, Spain, where the revered saint had his last ministry and where he eventually died. So holy was San Pascual Baylon that his remains did not decompose for years, even as Vila-real was overran and razed by the Muslims.

The year 2013 offered us a big lesson–the lesson being that history comes in cycles, and that whatever befalls us is an opportunity to grow from strength to strength.

Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year.

An Upside to ST Yolanda

Or Guinarona’s Contemporary History Through Peace Corps Volunteer Fred Marinello

If anything, Supertyphoon Yolanda and its aftermath glued people together the world over with the commonality of shared ethos, grief, compassion and charity. People wanted to reconnect with Filipinos in their hour of despair, even only to share their time, to offer encouragement, absent money or anything in kind to give.482925_4064319441094_1174270479_n

Which was what happened to us with Fred Marinello, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, who was assigned to Guinarona in 1963 to teach English and human values. Of course, we were familiar with him, even as we were already in Tacloban for our first year of High School, because we were always in Guinarona on weekends and on school-free days. And who would forget our caroling, with the other kids, at his boarding house on San Pascual Street for two Christmases.

Mr. Marinello was this huge hunk of a man–more like a giant to us midgets–and he would always have his coins ready for us, while waiting in the dark stairwell, perhaps just suffering and shrugging off our off-key carols. Getting money from the “Kano” was always the highlight of our wanderings at Christmas.

Oh, yes, Mr. Marinello was a a busybody while in Guinarona. He it was who initiated the razing down of the concrete remnants of the old Gabaldon Building–with bare hands, I must say, and with the help of the barrio people. At the same time he was also teaching at the Guinarona Elementary School and would also do so at other schools of the outlying barrios.

1963 was the year Mr. Marinello came, and during that time, most Guinarona kids were like Mangyans–not in a pejorative sense, but in that we cavort around naked, malice be damned. The Guinarona fiesta that year was also memorable–as in a big typhoon hit Leyte on May 16, fiesta eve. Darn, that typhoon, although not as strong as Yolanda, was a total killjoy. Imagine our fiesta guests all cramped up in the master’s bedroom as the typhoon did its thing, with considerable damage to property.

As we rebuild Guinarona post Yolanda, Mr. Marinello gave us a wonderful gift, the gift of his photos–photos of Guinarona’s history, with which to reminisce the good old days and to face the future with as much resolve as his service.