Monument Valley Legends 
On that night the ‘The Diné’ guided me through the valleys and the lower plateaus with the yucca, cactus, sage brush, gramma grass.  I could smell the pinion and juniper all around as the sun set..  A barren waste with few running streams  there through the mesas at 10,000 feet with little else to invite either man or beast…


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Monument Valley Legends 

On that night the ‘The Diné’ guided me through the valleys and the lower plateaus with the yucca, cactus, sage brush, gramma grass.  I could smell the pinion and juniper all around as the sun set..  A barren waste with few running streams  there through the mesas at 10,000 feet with little else to invite either man or beast…

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How to Turn Coloring Into a Meditative Experience
You don’t need to be an artist to make this technique work. In fact, you don’t need any artistic skill whatsoever. All you need is a few minutes and a willingness to stop worrying about whether or not your doodle turns out to be a masterpiece. Remember when you were very young and drew stick figures and rainbows and crooked houses and didn’t care what other people thought? Embrace that feeling for a moment and release any inhibitions.
What you’ll need: 1. A table or desk or other flat surface to work on. 2. Crayons or markers. 3. A coloring book, or plain paper, or lined paper, or colored paper, or whatever else works best for you.
Sit comfortably and take a few deep breaths. Pay attention to your body, especially around the neck and shoulders, and release any tension in the muscles. Give yourself a moment to relax.
Once you’re settled, pick up a crayon or marker and start coloring. Move slowly and rhythmically. I recommend drawing or coloring circles and spirals first to get your hand moving in a circular motion because it can become rather hypnotic.
Don’t worry about staying within the lines, or about whether or not blue and orange look good next to each other, or about any other trivial details. Enjoy the process and don’t attach yourself to the end result.
Let your mind wander freely. Continue to move slowly. Simply relax, take your time, and fill the space with color.
Do this for ten or fifteen minutes.
Voila! You’ve meditated.
"Mandalas do have spiritual or rather meditative focus that can help increase healthy thinking as one heals, (as I have been lately from a auto accident…I knew my artistic mind needed a more relaxing, yet retain a stimulating art media to keep my interest. )… I have had using my professional color pencils, watercolor pencils and a bit of charcoal, chalk, and pastels on the quality paper in this book have really taken my mind off my pain. The mandala images are all on one side of the paper throughout the book, so no bleed through and as I mentioned, the paper quality is not cheap newsprint common of other coloring books"
source: ideas from a ‘mandala coloring book’ for children….

How to Turn Coloring Into a Meditative Experience

You don’t need to be an artist to make this technique work. In fact, you don’t need any artistic skill whatsoever. All you need is a few minutes and a willingness to stop worrying about whether or not your doodle turns out to be a masterpiece. Remember when you were very young and drew stick figures and rainbows and crooked houses and didn’t care what other people thought? Embrace that feeling for a moment and release any inhibitions.

What you’ll need:
1. A table or desk or other flat surface to work on.
2. Crayons or markers.
3. A coloring book, or plain paper, or lined paper, or colored paper, or whatever else works best for you.

Sit comfortably and take a few deep breaths. Pay attention to your body, especially around the neck and shoulders, and release any tension in the muscles. Give yourself a moment to relax.

Once you’re settled, pick up a crayon or marker and start coloring. Move slowly and rhythmically. I recommend drawing or coloring circles and spirals first to get your hand moving in a circular motion because it can become rather hypnotic.

Don’t worry about staying within the lines, or about whether or not blue and orange look good next to each other, or about any other trivial details. Enjoy the process and don’t attach yourself to the end result.

Let your mind wander freely. Continue to move slowly. Simply relax, take your time, and fill the space with color.

Do this for ten or fifteen minutes.

Voila! You’ve meditated.

"Mandalas do have spiritual or rather meditative focus that can help increase healthy thinking as one heals, (as I have been lately from a auto accident…I knew my artistic mind needed a more relaxing, yet retain a stimulating art media to keep my interest. )… I have had using my professional color pencils, watercolor pencils and a bit of charcoal, chalk, and pastels on the quality paper in this book have really taken my mind off my pain. The mandala images are all on one side of the paper throughout the book, so no bleed through and as I mentioned, the paper quality is not cheap newsprint common of other coloring books"

source: ideas from a ‘mandala coloring book’ for children….

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Monastery Cat
~The moment when all paths disappear; you look back and there is nothing..One cannot go back but one does not know where to go ahead because there IS no longer any ahead — all paths have disappeared. This is the moment when Tao arises. ~~osho.

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganden_Monastery

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Monastery Cat

~The moment when all paths disappear; you look back and there is nothing..One cannot go back but one does not know where to go ahead because there IS no longer any ahead — all paths have disappeared. This is the moment when Tao arises. ~~osho.

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganden_Monastery

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The Marfa lights
In southwestern Texas, the Chisos (Ghost Spirit) Mountains are a relatively isolated area. Just north of these mountains, the small town of Marfa, Texas continues to exist. Marfa is situated on the caprock escarpment of the Trans-Pecos area of the Texas-Mexico border. In this high desert, the nights are dark and the air is crisp, a perfect setting for the unexplained multi-colored lights that appear this area every night: read more on link:   Night Orbs
Why is it? Because: All phenomna are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow, like dew and lightning. Thus should you meditate on them.
~~ The Diamond Sutra
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The Marfa lights
In southwestern Texas, the Chisos (Ghost Spirit) Mountains are a relatively isolated area. Just north of these mountains, the small town of Marfa, Texas continues to exist. Marfa is situated on the caprock escarpment of the Trans-Pecos area of the Texas-Mexico border. In this high desert, the nights are dark and the air is crisp, a perfect setting for the unexplained multi-colored lights that appear this area every night: read more on link:   Night Orbs
Why is it? Because: All phenomna are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow, like dew and lightning. Thus should you meditate on them.
~~ The Diamond Sutra
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The Marfa lights
In southwestern Texas, the Chisos (Ghost Spirit) Mountains are a relatively isolated area. Just north of these mountains, the small town of Marfa, Texas continues to exist. Marfa is situated on the caprock escarpment of the Trans-Pecos area of the Texas-Mexico border. In this high desert, the nights are dark and the air is crisp, a perfect setting for the unexplained multi-colored lights that appear this area every night: read more on link:   Night Orbs
Why is it? Because: All phenomna are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow, like dew and lightning. Thus should you meditate on them.
~~ The Diamond Sutra
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The Marfa lights

In southwestern Texas, the Chisos (Ghost Spirit) Mountains are a relatively isolated area. Just north of these mountains, the small town of Marfa, Texas continues to exist. Marfa is situated on the caprock escarpment of the Trans-Pecos area of the Texas-Mexico border. In this high desert, the nights are dark and the air is crisp, a perfect setting for the unexplained multi-colored lights that appear this area every night: read more on link:   Night Orbs

Why is it? Because: All phenomna are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow, like dew and lightning. Thus should you meditate on them.

~~ The Diamond Sutra

Midnight Dream Princess 
Cats are very sensitive as cat owners know. While it may or may not be true that black cats are in danger of suffering cruelty around Halloween, the best thing to do for kitties and all other pets is to keep them indoors. The human costumes are frightening, and getting dressed up can be stressful, so let them rest easy at home on Oct 31st. Better yet always keep your little furry ones inside at all times..much safer dealing with unexpected human behavior out o the streets… 

Midnight Dream Princess 

Cats are very sensitive as cat owners know. While it may or may not be true that black cats are in danger of suffering cruelty around Halloween, the best thing to do for kitties and all other pets is to keep them indoors. The human costumes are frightening, and getting dressed up can be stressful, so let them rest easy at home on Oct 31st. Better yet always keep your little furry ones inside at all times..much safer dealing with unexpected human behavior out o the streets… 

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Goddess Lakshmi ॐ
A form of Mother Divine who blesses spiritual abundance. Light. Manifestation of Abundance in all forms ~ Love, Light, Peace, Joy, Health, Wealth, Creativity and on and on… She knows the secret key and wants to share it with all ❤

source:http://wildyogi.info/en/picture/lakshmi-devi
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Goddess Lakshmi 

A form of Mother Divine who blesses spiritual abundance. Light. Manifestation of Abundance in all forms ~ Love, Light, Peace, Joy, Health, Wealth, Creativity and on and on… She knows the secret key and wants to share it with all ❤

source:http://wildyogi.info/en/picture/lakshmi-devi

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ॐHow to meditate properly to connect with your spirit guideॐ
To begin with a prayer where you ask for safety and direction. Taking long slow deep breaths will slow your heart beat and let yourself draw further away.
With each breath, allow yourself to float away sensing all the tension released from your body, which leaves you feeling totally relaxed and peaceful and your mind totally calm.With a mental picture of yourself, colour in a gold shimmering aura of powerful energy to surround your body letting it grow and become stronger with each breath you exhale and releasing all of those negatives thoughts.Then allow the thought that you would like to make contact with your spiritual guide meeting them in a place that you find safe and peaceful.Formulate in your mind how you think your spiritual guide would appear and pose a few questions to them. Their response may not be immediate and may well take a few days to trickle down from your subconscious into your conscious mind.As you gently awaken, keep in mind to say your farewells and to thank your spiritual guides for helping and spending time with you.
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ॐHow to meditate properly to connect with your spirit guideॐ

To begin with a prayer where you ask for safety and direction. Taking long slow deep breaths will slow your heart beat and let yourself draw further away.
With each breath, allow yourself to float away sensing all the tension released from your body, which leaves you feeling totally relaxed and peaceful and your mind totally calm.

With a mental picture of yourself, colour in a gold shimmering aura of powerful energy to surround your body letting it grow and become stronger with each breath you exhale and releasing all of those negatives thoughts.

Then allow the thought that you would like to make contact with your spiritual guide meeting them in a place that you find safe and peaceful.

Formulate in your mind how you think your spiritual guide would appear and pose a few questions to them. Their response may not be immediate and may well take a few days to trickle down from your subconscious into your conscious mind.

As you gently awaken, keep in mind to say your farewells and to thank your spiritual guides for helping and spending time with you.

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A great Zen Buddhist master, who was in charge of the Mayu Kagi monastery, had a cat which was his true passion in life. So, during meditation classes, he kept the cat by his side – in order to make the most of his company. One morning, the master – who was already quite old – passed away. His best disciple took his place. – What shall we do with the cat? – asked the other monks. As a tribute to the memory of their old instructor, the new master decided to allow the cat to continue attending the Zen Buddhist classes. Some disciples from the neighboring monasteries, traveling through those parts, discovered that, in one of the region’s most renowned temples, a cat took part in the meditation sessions. The story began to spread. Many years passed. The cat died, but as the students at the monastery were so used to its presence, they soon found another cat. Meanwhile, the other temples began introducing cats in their meditation sessions: they believed the cat was truly responsible for the fame and excellence of Mayu Kagi’s teaching. A university professor developed a thesis – which was accepted by the academic community – that felines have the ability to increase human concentration, and eliminate negative energy. And so, for a whole century, the cat was considered an essential part of Zen Buddhist studies in that region. From the Book: Like a flowing river~ 
When I meditate I my cat  usually ends by my side, or in my lap,  as I sit cross-legged on the floor. I call this practice Cat Meditation. As others have said, cats don’t come looking for attention, they simply approach and settle in. It’s quite powerful. The cat’s purr has a healing vibration and I find it one of the most soothing sounds and sensations. What’s better than having a peaceful, warm and loving companion who is  an expert at meditation to accompany one’s practice? I’ve always been fascinated by how incredibly sensitive to energy, cats are.

 source: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1066455-d2583483-r179764558-Gotokuji_Temple-Setagaya_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html

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A great Zen Buddhist master, who was in charge of the Mayu Kagi monastery, had a cat which was his true passion in life. So, during meditation classes, he kept the cat by his side – in order to make the most of his company. One morning, the master – who was already quite old – passed away. His best disciple took his place. – What shall we do with the cat? – asked the other monks. As a tribute to the memory of their old instructor, the new master decided to allow the cat to continue attending the Zen Buddhist classes. Some disciples from the neighboring monasteries, traveling through those parts, discovered that, in one of the region’s most renowned temples, a cat took part in the meditation sessions. The story began to spread. Many years passed. The cat died, but as the students at the monastery were so used to its presence, they soon found another cat. Meanwhile, the other temples began introducing cats in their meditation sessions: they believed the cat was truly responsible for the fame and excellence of Mayu Kagi’s teaching. A university professor developed a thesis – which was accepted by the academic community – that felines have the ability to increase human concentration, and eliminate negative energy. And so, for a whole century, the cat was considered an essential part of Zen Buddhist studies in that region. From the Book: Like a flowing river~

When I meditate I my cat  usually ends by my side, or in my lap,  as I sit cross-legged on the floor. I call this practice Cat Meditation. As others have said, cats don’t come looking for attention, they simply approach and settle in. It’s quite powerful. The cat’s purr has a healing vibration and I find it one of the most soothing sounds and sensations. What’s better than having a peaceful, warm and loving companion who is  an expert at meditation to accompany one’s practice? I’ve always been fascinated by how incredibly sensitive to energy, cats are.

 source: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1066455-d2583483-r179764558-Gotokuji_Temple-Setagaya_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html

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