The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” ~ Goldie Hawn
I have often wondered why I am affected so much by the moon from three days before full moon to a few days after. The magnetotail provided me with the perfect explanation; as the moon charges up when within the tail and becomes much more electrical and magnetic, it is only normal that this increase in power should be felt on Earth.
We all know from astrology that each of the planets, and the sun and moon, have an influence on our feelings, emotions and consciousness. The moon affects our emotions because the moon influences water; just as the moon causes the tides, it exerts a pull on the watery components of our body, and we feel this as emotions. The body is made up of 70 to 80% of water.
Human consciousness is also affected by sun spots and the mass ejections from the sun’s corona; these are what cause the solar winds of magnetic energy which affect the Earth’s upper atmosphere and give rise to the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
I feel it is beneficial if we extend our awareness to take in all these influences of the celestial bodies, as they all communicate with, and have an influence on, each other by the transfer of electrical and magnetic energy – which could also be called consciousness.
Our body has a field of energy – the aura – which is the same as the aurora or magnetic and gravitational field of the planet. We are all One, a part of the Universal Life Force; and it is natural to be aware of the greater cosmic system, which is as much a part of our consciousness as our brain is.
As human consciousness evolves and moves from the individual awareness to an awareness of greater integration within the whole cosmic system, we also expand our understanding of the unity of life and develop a love of all things, in the realization that We Are All One.
Fish is our common dream of animals, snakes relative terms it seems a little more modest:
1, a symbol of opportunity, wealth
This ancestral engraved with memory related. In ancient times, the fish is a food that is a symbol of wealth, but today people dream, the same fish also represents a kind of wealth, but more of an opportunity, and said he may chance to do something.
2, on behalf of freedom, you want to get rid of binding
Dreamed swim a lot of fish in the water or swim, fish together themselves and swim, but in fact have a yearning for freedom, and tried to get rid of worldly bondage.
Feline Meditative Practices
Catnap (Feline Version of Samatha Meditation): Cats know to sleep when tired. Not only does this give them energy for when they need it, but it also provides mental relaxation and a still mind. Just like humans, having the mind become still is an important part of meditation.
Feline Focus (Feline Version of Vipassana Meditation): Never, I repeat NEVER, get into a staring contest with a cat. They will win. Cats perform a very unique version of meditation where they can focus on an object for extended periods of times. Everything about that object is taken into consideration, interpreted, and absorbed. Their mind and body transforms with this insight meditation. For humans, after we calm our mind, insight meditation (analytical) is important to understand the world we live in (and ourselves).
Purr (Feline Version of Chanting): Just like meditation, chanting is a form of practice. Cats actually purr all the time, but you can only hear it during certain times. Purring is still a mystery to humans, and nobody can truly explain why they do it. What is known is that purring can offer a calming effect on cats during stress, or when they are showing Metta (loving-kindness). By chanting…I mean purring…cats calm themselves and thus calm their mind and body which help them obtain peace.
~Align yourself with spirit and get out of Ego. Try to live in the moment and whatever emotion comes up express and release it~
The “Old Soul”
Robert Frost, Eckhart Tolle, and even Nick Jonas have been called them. Perhaps even you have? I did. Like many of them, this self discovery was made upon meeting Sol, who told me about his childhood as a precocious, intelligent boy who would befriend the teachers instead of the students, just because they were too different from him. As he related his inability to find interest in and connection to the people his age, I discovered that I felt the same, and still do.
If you have not yet discovered whether you’re an old soul, read some of the revealing signs below.
1# You tend to be a solitary loner.
Because old souls are disinterested in the pursuits and interests of the people in their age groups, they find it dissatisfying to make friends with people they find it hard to relate to. This is one of the major problems Old Souls experience. The result is … old souls tend to find themselves alone a lot of the time. People just don’t cut it for them.
2# You love knowledge, wisdom and truth.
Yes … this seems a little grandiose and overly noble, but the old soul finds himself naturally gravitating towards the intellectual side of life. Old souls inherently understand that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom, so why not seek after those things? These pursuits are more meaningful to them than reading up on the latest gossip about Snooki’s latest boyfriend, or the latest football scores.
3# You’re spiritually inclined.
More emotional old souls tend to have sensitive and spiritual natures. Overcoming the confines of the ego, seeking enlightenment and fostering love and peace are the main pursuits of these young-in-body Mother Teresa’s. To them it seems the wisest, most fulfilling use of time.
4# You understand the transience of life.
Old soulsare frequently plagued with reminders of not only their own mortality, but that of everything and everyone around them. This makes the old soul wary and at times withdrawn, but wisely dictates the way they live their lives.
5# You’re thoughtful and introspective.
Old souls tend to think a lot … about everything. Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher in life. One reason why old souls feel so old at heart is because they have learned so many lessons through their own thought processes, and possess so much insight into life situations from their ability to quietly and carefully observe what if going on around them.
6# You see the bigger picture.
Rarely do old souls get lost in the superficial details of getting useless degrees, job promotions, boob jobs and bigger TV’s. Old souls have the tendency to look at life from a birds eye view, seeing what is the most wise and meaningful way to approach life. When confronted with issues, old souls tend to see them as temporary and passing pains that merely serve to increase the amount of joy felt in the future. Consequently, old souls tend to have placid, stable natures as a result of their approach to life.
7# You are not materialistic.
Wealth, status, fame, and the latest version of iPhone … they just bore old souls. The old soul doesn’t see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. Additionally, old souls have little time and interest for the short-lived things in life, as they bring little meaning or long lasting fulfillment for them.
8# You were a strange, socially maladaptive kid.
This is not always the case, but many old souls exhibit odd signs of maturity at young ages. Often, these children are labelled as being “precocious”, “introverted”, or “rebellious”, failing to fit into the mainstream behaviors. Usually, these children are extremely inquisitive and intelligent, seeing the purposelessness of many things their teachers, parents and peers say and do, and either passively or aggressively resisting them. If you can talk to your child like he/she’s an adult – you’ve probably got an old soul on your hands.
9# You just “feel” old.
Before putting a name to they experience certain sensations of simply being an “old person” inside. The feelings that accompany being an old soul are usually: a feeling of world wariness, mental tiredness, watchful patience, and detached calmness. Unfortunately, this can often be perceived as being aloof and cold, which is only one of many ‘Old Soul Myths’…. .
When it is time for you to leave this school, leave your job, or even leave this earth, you make sure you have worked hard to make sure it mattered you were even here…Your soul will lead to much wisdom for others that follow in your footsteps.
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When you get to the “Clear Light of the Void” on that; perfect peace, everything is white, no sensory input, it is like I you step out of time into a frozen moment. ..Then when you come out… there will be no more visuals, etc…. Just perfect crystal clarity.
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“I watched Janis one time - we opened for her - and that’s the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.” ~~~Stevie Nicks
They are difficult to catch (not unlike some horses who don’t like to be caught) and in many mythologies, can only be tamed by young maidens. They are a symbol of ferociousness, freedom, power and speed..~ via ozonebabys-temple
“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.”
Infinite Thoughts during TM (transcendental meditation)
There is a beginning. There is no beginning of that beginning. There is no beginning of that no beginning of beginning. There is something. There is nothing. There is something before the beginning of something and nothing, and something before that. Suddenly there is something and nothing. But between something and nothing, I still don’t really know which is something and which is nothing. Now, I’ve just thought something, but I don’t really know whether I’ve thought anything or not.
~Om Mani Padme Hum
for the record..I posted this 2 years ago 2012!
World Elephant Day was Aug 12th, everyday should be….
' The Ivory Crisis: Urgent and Comple x '
It’s estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980. Now there are only about 430,000. And the numbers are plummeting – an estimated 30,000 elephants are being killed each year.
Why? Their tusks. The demand for ivory – carved into figurines, chopsticks, bracelets and other “luxury” items – has skyrocketed in Asian markets, most notably China, as more of the population accumulates wealth. Unfortunately, there is widespread misinformation, leading many consumers to believe that the item they’re buying came from elephants that died of natural causes.
Our network of partners includes: Northern Rangelands Trust, Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino Trust, Kenya Wildlife Service, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, Zambia Wildlife Authority, Tanzania National Park Authority, Space for Giants, Ujamaa Community Resource Team – and you.