Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

Episode · 9 months ago

Those calcium waves/ Wake the sleepy astrocytes/ Refresh perspective

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

  • Update on the real-life Emo Dojo nonprofit project
  • Calcium Waves and Lazy Astrocytes
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and the LiftID
  • JohnEmotions.com links to Brain Research on Flipboard
  • Renew your astrocytes
  • Cheaper drugs vs. cheapest electricity? 
  • Meditation > Electricity > Chemicals
  • Streaming Media Review: WandaVision, Palmer, The Little Things
  • What is Clubhouse good for?  

Yo, what's up hi, I'm johnny motionswelcome to Emo do Joe, so when I was starting to sit down andstand up as it is at my desk here and record this, I remembered last episode. I said Iwasn't going to record- quote unquote mental health type episodes. I want to clarify that, like this whole thing isabout mental fitness. What I meant by that was I'm not going to whine and Moan andGroan about my own life. That's what I meant, because there are plenty ofmental health podcast with people quote unquote, sharing their story that justcomes off is depressed people whining, so there's plenty of those elsewhere tochoose from. So I'm not going to do that kind of show, pure I'm justprimarily going to focus on the things that I've learned or research that havehelped get me out of the funk and also the progress on the Emodojo in reallife, which is going to be like a a drum circle, mental health studio. It's the best way, I can describe it infive words or so, and on that end I found out it's only about like sevenhundred bucks to start a nonprofit and that's pretty much all inclusive likeyou, gotta pay, some state fees and some federal fees- and you know a couple of various things:file forms and things like that. Butwhen you're, all done think you can have a non profit forabout seven hundred bucks. At this point, it would probably be quicker andeasier for me to save my own seven hundred dollars anto spend the time and effort to start a campaign to raise seven hundred dollars.So I guess on this part I'm on my own, but I do need help on the next part forEmo Dojo,...

...and that is, if you have any currentcontext at music instrument companies and it doesn't really matter what kindof instrument they manufacture, because a lot of those folks, a lot of thoseguys and gals know each other Bor, even change jobs from company to company,because they know how to sell or you know, distribute instruments. So if youknow anybody that works at an instrument company, let me know whothey are and I will follow up myself and I'll figure out how o network that this part of the bigcost is going to be the drums the drums themselves right.So I can probably find a place that would give me a fewmonths, rent upfront for free. I have much of the signmaking equipmentfor the front of the storefront and that sort of thing probably need toraise a couple grant for a sign, a proper sign on the outside of abuilding and then the construction on the insideis going to be quite a bit.That's probably the next biggest chunk or the biggest along with the drums.Anyway. Those steps are a little bit further down the road. So I'm justgoing to focus on coming up with about seven hundred dollars, US to start anonprofit for Emodojo and we'll keep you posted on that so anyway. Sorry for the long introthere, but the rest of this episode, I'm going to talk about the mindblowing things. I've discovered this week about calcium waves, astrositesand the way our brains work so stick around for that and at thevery end, I'll, have my weekly media round up I'll talk about a couple ofthe things I've seen on the various streaming services. Let you know ifthey're worth watching or if I like them or not and see so you can savesome time or definitely invest sometime. That's all ahead on Emo Duecho STATIN,...

...all right! So we've got the update onthe real life Emo Dojo out of the way. This next thing is going to blow yourmind. Well, hopefully you're SMART, you listen! You keep up! In fact, once I put all of Tis together,I started to think man, half of you guys, half of you likeyou and you and you way back over there. I see you. You probably know this stuffthat I'm about to tell you- and you just didn't- tell me for some reason.You just watching me flounder and learn it for myself. Anyway, you know whenyou learn things for yourself or learn them the hard way. You remember thembetter. You kind of feel them, so you know the transcranial directcurrent stimulation. Headband I've been wearing the lifted headband from getliftedcom, not sponsored by them or anything. It's it works so well. Ithink you should check it out and you might as well go look at it now, whileI'm talking about the thing right get lifted, lift idcom get liftedcom like Isaid I not a sponsor. I think it just works and it'll make more sense. Whenyou hear about the rest of the things I'm going to tell you okay, so it was really driving me crazy.Whether or not the lifted transcranial device thing worked, it seemed like itdid. I'm like what the fuck is going on like how come. I feel better likebetter in the not like a manic sense when you have bipolar. Sometimes youget this weird uplifte fligty feeling where you want to spend all the moneyin your bank account and just do stupid shit. It's not like that! Not at alllike that. I know that feeling and any time I a get in a good mood, I'mfearful of that feeling coming on, but I don't feel it at all. This is a waydifferent feeling, like I haven't felt in many years. In fact, I haven't feltthis feeling in so many years. I think...

...the last time I felt like this. Iprobably felt different anyway, because I was you know ten years younger than Iam now and since I could not really attribute it to anyone thing, there wasplenty of drama in my life. You know much of itself inflicted and lots ofjust stuff happening. Like stressful things, life changes, household changes, we moved new job, new job, new job, a couple newjobs, it's been pretty wild, so all of the things that stress people out ontop of the pandemic and whatnot I've experienced all that, but normally noneof those things are going to help me feel better. Those things would allhelp me just thoy just crush me, and so I'm kind of a sceptic anyway. So Ireally want to know what the fuck is. This thing really work. If so,everybody needs to fuck and know about this technology. Is it old as it knewwhat looke? What's really going on so start poking around right, Becaus! Keep I save a lot of articles on flipboardwas a cool, APP called Flip Board. I've been using for years, and I think if you go to JohnnyMotionscom, there's a tab up on top that says something like research. Gothere and there's just a shit ton of articles all about emotions and brainresearch, and things like that. So I go through this stuff daily, like severalarticles and I'm always trying to sew together, O it sand pieces of differentarticles and connect, thouts that I haven't seen yet spoken in public, butI get the feeling that the things I'm going to connect the dots on now arealready known and, like I said, you probably knew this and just wanted tohear me say it myself, I'm trying to synthesize all of my thoughts that haveread in the past few days so that I can say that in a way that makes sensewithout so much scientific jargon and also knowing that we can't see eachother so have to kind of explain it in words that you will understand. So my research all ends up...

...pointing at these things calledastrosites. Now I will spell that so that mytranscription service can at least help you a little bit. ASTROSITES are not something you'll see in starwars, although the word astro is named because of the way these brainstructures look, they look like little starbursts, so they'e called astrositesa st ro cy t e s astrosyxes and those of the Little Star shapedends there that send off the communication to each other that helpyour brain function up tell ip several years ago, they werethought to just provide the primary kind of primitive functioning,the breathing just the keeping everything going. But, of course,science is determining more and more that we are fully integrated creaturesand all of our systems really work together, including our astrosites. So if you look up the term astro sites, you'llsee it in various independent studies, where they've seen that it's affectingthings like Alzheimer's Sciziprania depression at hd, all my favorite things right. So I'm like wow, what's really going onthere all right. So here's what happens in all of these situations and they've done studies in mice. Thatkind of validate this concept is that ourastrosites are just not working properly they're, not necessarilydefective. They could be defective with might just be asleep, is a good way tosay or something we just need some either perking up or we need new ones.So here's something that can actually perk them up. transcranial directcurrent stimulation. What do you know about that? So, okay, here's what wehave to do a little visualization,...

...imagining kind of thing and I'll stickwith me I'll tr to do my best. Like I said, I have afantasia and I can'tactually see anything when I close my eyes. Butl I'll, do my best to describethis. So inside of this star shaped microscopic, almost nano size, starshaped thing is made up of cells. I mean technically the called noneuralgleol cells, but doesn't really matter. That's too Geeky, let's just callthemselves now. Imagine if you will to sell is o like a real round thing andnow imagine looking at that round thing. Imagine dividing it up into five parts.Just imagine lines going across it. So what happens with he nocillation is. You can affect the first part ofthe cell. That's great! Okay, doesn't really do much if you can repeat the Oscillation well,now you've created a wave it will trigger from the first to the secondthird for fifth part of that cell. Now we've got a little cell vibrating inunison, with itself so far, however, whatever causing that cell to change,obviously is going to cause all of the cells around it to do the same thing soin the case of transcranial direct current stimulation, its electricityevenly oscillating those cells. In the case of this headband right there onyour fronto lobe, okay, so way to differentiate anoscillation from a wave in the sense that we're talking about here. Imagine you have a bucket of water andjust t a drop, a droper say dead center right above the bucket, you drop drop awater into the bucket, and it creates a ring. A little wave ring out to theedge of the bucket it bounces back in towards the center goes to e blue andthat kind of repeats that back and forth. So in this context, that wouldbe one oscillation. Well, if you continue dropping the drops into thatsame bucket, while it still oscillating...

...from the previous drop, you then createoverlapping waves and those can be really interrupted. Let's say ordisruptive. There are lots of videos on the Internet where you can see wheresmall amounts of wind hit and improperly engineered bridge, and eventhough the winds were small, it starts to create this mechanical residencewhere it just the vibrations of the bridge, just keep amplifying onthemselves until the bridge collapses. Whit's just hanging there with roadwayhanging from cables, it's crazy, but it does show the power of waves. So, inthe case of our astrosites, we've now got this electricity in there causing oscillations that turn into waves on acellular level that cause all of the cells in that area. To then perpetuatethese waves, not just in the region that you're using the electricity on,but they apparently, according to this research, perpetuate throughout thewhole brain. So, in a way, wherever you drop the transcranial stimulator, it islike dropping a drip of water into the bucket of your brain. I guess it willresonate throughout your brain and back and forth. I'm sure you understandingthe technology, and you can probably tell that it's not so much technology,it's really analogue. It's really just I mean electricity is pprovable andseeable and all of that stuff. So it's not even the highest tech thing is hereour ability to finally see it in action other than that using n electricalcurrent to stimulate an electrical thing like a brain is not rocket.Science at all, we've know how to do that for a while, we've finally knownwhat the specific mechanism is, and it's those calcian waves, calcium waves,what here's the crazy part right. So your astro sites, through theelectrical stimulation, start creating these calciing waves. They calledcalcium ways because calcim is one of...

...the primary ingredients in the atscalled the fluid that your brain uses up there to communicate everythingthrough and a good way to think of it is these waves are now able to washacross the sands of the beaches of your mind. So all of those tire tracks from thosepast parties and the fucking bonfire pits sewage, dump pipe coming outpeople's foot, brants and Sandcastles, dug on your beach all those memoriesand all that stuff. Well, if you think about that every night, when you go to sleep or inthe case of calcium waves here through electrical stimulation or evenmeditation, what they're doing it's kind of a great metaphor for washingover all of those things, so then you can reset and choose which memories youwant to kind of put on top of there. It sounds unbelievable and Scifi, I'm asceptic and I might not even be describing it in an defective way, butI'm pretty sure this shit works. So here's here's some more ideas, I'mthinking about, but just to recap what causes or seemsto be causing depression and affects Gitsafrenna Alzeimer's adhd is damagedor inactive astrosites. So you got to repair your astrosites. Here's where Iget to throw in my little bit of conspiracy and controversy, not onpurpose, but it's a valid point. I saw again the shark tank with thislifted ID thing in it right and I saw how they shit on the creators, and then I realized why? Because I justbefore I came on the air today, I did a little research, so it turns out MarkCuban chief Shitter in charge has a big investment in drugs. They're generic drugs and most of themare set to cure, noble things like hookworm and such,but there's a list of a hundred that I...

...don't know so, I'm sure somewhere inthat hundred list of drugs, some where, in that list of a hundreddrugs that Mark Cuban, wants to make generic and profit from I'm sure there are some mental healthdrugs in there. So it's a bit disingenuous in hindsight to see thathe's shitting out of such a simple and cheap way to do the same thing that hisdrugs would do, even though his drugs are cheaper than the existing drugsthey're still drugs, and you don't need them if something else, much moreprimitive and simple and cheap works. So the primary goal of any of thesethings. Any of these solutions to depression involves repairing yourastrosites. Are you going to repair it with drugs or you want to try to repairit with electricity? It sounds scary, but it's fucking, not scary at all. For example, this lifted one on a scaleof say, zero to twenty. The government will allow devices to go up to twenty.Well, this one maxes out at twelve, so you don't don't have to worry about itlike it doesn't go to the Max. It's just enough to get I hate to say a consumer into it, butit's safe for everybody is a way. I was that's, probably why they made it atwelve out of twenty. I would like personally to get my hands on a twenty,because I think I could take the irritation and I would like to see whatmore stimulation can do. That said, you know this lifted. One issafe, I don't know about the others or how much voltage they got or what thedealism not electrician an so here's. The part where I was connecting thedots again. That kind of blew me away. I'm like Oh fucking Du Right. I knowfriends who are into Cun Delini and Irvada things like that and they'reboth talking about meditating in the third eye and whatnot some people Iknow into the Coun de Lini world are on to this. Kick that the government putsflooride in the water and that Shit Ruins our third eye, it calcifies it orsome shit anyways. They use the term...

...calsification of the third eye, prettyfrequently just google that calsification of the third eye,calcified third eye, you know, look up that kind of stuff. Well, one of theMontras I used to listen to would have you like. It was a aumeditation basically,but you say that as loud as you can, you know yellit or anything. You can'treally yell that the tone awe, but you can be very intentional about it towhere it starts to vibrate your whole cage right in your head. Well, thethought in there is you supposed to close your eyes while you're doing theadd, meditation and kind of like vision from fucking superhero movies, that guy withthat diamond in his head, you're supposed to kind of envision a brightlight. Rushing out of your forehead and while you're doing the aw meditation.Well in hindsight, what you're really doing is you're trying to fist just through noise through audiothe power of sound vibrations. It sounds like the way that that awlmeditation works is because the vibration stimulates theastrocites in the sameway that electricity does so in my mind now before you jump tothe drugs at least, try Cun Dolini tried just sitting in a room quietlywith nobody around to listen, Gon and imagining a fucking bright light comingout of the middle of your forehead. Try that that's not very powerful to me! That'sjust just weak fucking plug me. In put this thing on my head and Zat me withsome electricity fucking, it worked. It works it's working, I don't know how tostate it, I'm not going to keep dwelling on it over and again. I justwanted to share with you that ere I found out about Goddamn, astrosites andcalcium waves, all right. So if you think Coun de Lini and flushing out theflooride of your third eye or whatever, through o Meditation Works, highlysuggest trying a transcranial direct...

...stimulation device, the only one I'veused is the lifted one. You know picg one try, one just read the ratings,make sure you're not getting the cheap one that doesn't have any anybody responsible for it that youcan't sue with the fries. Your brain, no I'm just kidding thet oun't anythinglike that, but I think there are some that are little Lucy goosy with thevoltage that might preck your skin a little bit and I think those come fromoverseas not to diminish that there's just different standards. You know so in this case, I'm just saying by onefrom a company that you can sue Iwhatever, that's not going to happenif you buy one from somebody in America because, like I said to keep thetranscranial stimulation, evices governor down to a rate lower than thegovernment allows, so it's already safe by twenty thirty percent right yeah andif those don't work sure try the drugs. Why not like I'm? Not Against Drugs?I'm just I'm into efficiency, and one thing that humans have that we can tobe efficient. About is our money. So if, instead of spending money on expensivedrugs that are, you know nominally working, they might make you feelbetter. There might be a placebo effect. Who knows, but I know that this works in ways thatno medicine has ever worked, and I have a long list of meds. I've tried forboth depression, adhd and Bi Polar Magical Cure Na. It's not magic, it'sjust science scientific cure. Sure. If you want to call it that is a cure, Idon't know am I was it trying to. Was it a disease ever is overthinking andbeing sad and showing your emotions, a disease that needs to be cured, or arethey just feelings that could be better off if they were controlled through theuse of like electricity, something so simple?It's been around for a hundred years, so anyway that vision reference remindsme. We should move on getting long in...

...the two there, but I just want to so.If you checked out wone division, if you have not, this is a good weekend tofinally start so I got the Disney plus trial like seven dollars for a month,because I wanted to watch pixars soul. That was good. I like that I've seenthat twice. I think I got it and then I started poking around and watching theother things on there, including catching up on all themandalorians. That was good. I like that, I'm not super like WHOOA. Did you seethe Mandilori and t I'm like yeah? I liked got it and one division, thoughso here's the fucking thing that okay thist drives me crazy when they do thisand they do it on many like they do it on Netflix. Sometimes they do it onAmazon is they'll, start a series so slowly that you got to really commit tolike at least three episodes before you even know. If you're going to like itor not, and the kind of did this with Wan Division, they almost, I think,really killed it for a lot of viewers, because the entire first episode is inblack and white as each episode unfolds. You start to get it and by the fifthone you're like yeah, I's pretty fucking genius, I kindot like it, so Iwould for seven dollars for a month definitely get Disney, plus watchyourself, soul and check out Wan Division. Now nowthat it's up to episode five, it finally is cool, but knowing thatepisodes one two and three are like what I guess yeah. It was tough. It's toughfor me to get into even three all right, then, over on Apple Plus Apple TV, whatever apple TV plus, theone you get for free. When you get like a new liphone whatever that one isthere's a new movie called Palmer,...

...starting Justin Timberlak and prettygood. It is here's the story. It's the basic story of EXCON runs into awkward situation,meets Awkward Kid and they both learn from each other for the better. It's aheart warming! Tail of Struggle and overcoming yeah, it's okay, I meanyou've seen the story before what stood out, though here is how well Justintimberlake played in ex con I've known plenty of excons and henailed the silent. I don't trust you vibe, but hedidnt did not have a lot ofdialogue and most of it was kind of Sullin. You didn't say much, there's not a lot to give away eitherway. You kind of imagine how these movies go, but yeah yeah, he kind ofnailed the X convibe coudoes to that dude. He did not break out and song at allever great and then the last thing that stood outto me that I watched this past week, all twothings kind of on Hbo Max the First One is a new crime drama,called the little things with denzill Washington Jared Letto. HMM, I don't want to fuck his name up.Romie Mollock, it's mister robot that got so denzel and Freddy Mercury play COPs pure fiction story. It's not based onanything real, which is cool, because then they can keno just do whateverthey want with the story and jared letto plays the creepy greasybad guy. So that's all you need to know reallyand then it gives kind of typical crime drama. The the question at the end isyou know when you catch the person that we all knows the killer and is udmittedto Bein the killer, but you don't think he's going to be served justice. Whatdo you do do? Do you become a killer...

...yourself to take the killer out andthen become that what you hunted or do you bring them in and turn theminto the hands of justice? So I mean that's the ending of so many movies,all the way back to cowboy movies right, so this one just that kind of moviewith Denzel and Jared Letto and Rami as the decorations on the structure, notBatho worththe. You know ninety minutes Oyour time if you're into crime dramas.I guess I guess it's much better. When all of the actors can act. ECAS goodactors can, you know, do wonders with crappy lines or no lines at all. Youknow just acting in Silence Im so yeah. Those are three interestingthings you check it out. So. Finally, I wanted to mention thisclub house thing: Man, I'm not going to start promoting it yet, but when it'son all of the platforms you're going to dig it if people are just going to goapeshit about it, it's a lot like live line or those Chatlin the s theyhad chatlines, where you call up on your regular houseline phone, and yousomehow get you know plugged into a hot line where you could hear everybodychatting at the same time, like literally talking sounds like a shit,show right well club house fixed a few of those problems in that. In this case,you have to push a little button on raise your hand to speak and the peoplemoderating the conversation. Let people up to speak in an orderly fashion andif you don't want to speak, don't raise your hand. You can sit in the audienceforever and listen to the whole thing which I love. I am a fly on the walland I love listening way more than I love speaking, so I just consumeknowledge all the time and it's funny because the more you listen, the moreyou realize. Well, I got Ta Realief fucking, get it right before I saysomething anyway. I think that comes just being a shy person. Yep, I'm a SYperson. So when club house comes to...

...android well get way more involvedbecause we can literally have like, like groups like, we have in used tohave it depression by polar support lines. DBSA groups where anybody that's feeling likesharing, sits in a circle. Well, in this case, we could sit in a club houseroom. Everyone who wants to talk raise your hand. You can share. Get replieson your share, like people could literally support you in real time fromall around the world and empathize with you, men if you've never been to asupport group for emotional disorders, they're, pretty awesome and most ofthem are attended by and run by patients or sufferers or whatever, nodoctors. But the structure is really simple. There's like some moderatorsthat are, you know, experienced moderators, very cool with people, and you know they know how to diffuse harshsituations, let's say, but the club house environment would beperfect for that, because that you get ten people in a room and then you knowfive people want to share and everybody looks how it works as normally somebodywall share. Like I had a hard week, my boss really didn't like my work andthen I got home and my partner was mad at me for something I didn't even thinkI did and when you say these things out loud, itfirst gets them off your chest. When you hear other people reply and say: Ohmy God, that exact same thing happened to me and here's how it made me feeland here's how I resolved it. When you hear three or four people say that youreally start to feel uplifted and it almost feels like a spiritual,churchlike experience. So I credit the DBSA meetings in person for saving mylife a couple times when I was really really down feeling suicidal and if itwas a shorter walk to the Golden Gate Bridge, I would have went there first,but you know: DBSA meeting was in between my apartment and the bridge, sodbsa saved my life and I will always...

...remember the format of those kind ofmeetings. Those groups where you can just share in a private situation andwith the clubhouse Thap, you know the moderators can kick out people who arebeing assholes. That was always kind of tricky in areal life meeting. Seen it happen and no, it was not me so we'll do that as well, because Ithink that's a great platform for Emo Dojo, where we can just thrive and helpeach other. You know share feelings and show each other how to let it out likethere's, no right way to share your feelings, but there is a a good way toopen up and let whatever those feelings are, come out and just get them out ofyour heart and your soul and let them dissipate into the universe whilegetting like support from other people holy Shit. Why didn't you say I've beentalking for like forty minutes. I appreciate your time thanks forsticking around and I'll keep you posted on this transcraniol directcurrent stimulation, I'm serious! If you have depression, that you haven'tbeen able to shake or adhd problems that cause you to be agitated, becauseyou can't focus. I will vouch for those for as long asyou've been listening to me Nobullshit, I would say this one works for me forsure I can't say it would work for you or whatever, but try that fuckingbrains, aver serious. The most recent studies show it workson rats, work done rats and also they just the one. The one story thatbrought this to mine most recently was, I think, yesterday, where they showedthat corps dead people. They study dead people's brains and depress peoplecompared to healthy people. Depress people had fewer astrosites. So since dead people that weredepressed had fewer astrosites and we...

...can increase our astrosites and theireffectiveness through electricity, we could not end up dead, especiallybecause a lot of those people in that study were dead by suicide. So all ofthat research aside, it's relatively cheap to try yeah man, let's get out of herespeaking of rats in a cage, here's a great song from the s that willprobably muted on some platforms. But Anyway, on this platform, you can enjoyittake arainadespite on my rage, im still just ratit espit on my rage, I'm still rain and now back to the wall.

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