We are the universe pretending to be individuals.
Life is a Sacred Journey of Transformation~
1. Make a Wheel of Wisdom: Gather rocks, enough to have at least three stacked in the center, a circle of stones around the center connected by four spokes from the center to the four cardinal directions: East (at the top), then South, West (at the bottom), and North (as in front of photo).
2. Practice with the Wheel: Walk around it 3 times holding a rock. Into this rock, place prayers for yourself, your family & community, and whatever else you need. Pray for what you want from your relationship with the Wheel of Wisdom. Then place the rock on the Wheel and walk around 3 times, listening from your Heart.
3. Do this daily and you will be surprised at what the Wisdom-Wheel has to teach you. Answers will come to you. Listen.
Every obstacle can be overcome
Lord Ganesha is also known as Vigneshwara, one who removes obstacles. You must believe that every obstacle can be overcome and also make removing obstacles a dharma in your life. Whether in your professional or personal life, with the right attitude — a never-say-die attitude — even what seems like the most insurmountable difficulty can be handled without your world falling to pieces.
A form of Mother Divine who blesses spiritual and material 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 ❤
(a new post of goddess lakshimi, devi ) Aug 16th, 2014
“Under the full moon life is all adventure.” ~Sigurd Olson
Photo by: Lava, Flowers, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho by Philip Hyde
Title: Wisdom And Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet
Date Published: 1991.
The hippies were right
On August 15, 1969, 45 years ago today, nearly half a million people flocked near White Lake, New York for “three days of peace and music.” The Woodstock festival was heralded as one of the most pivotal turning points in culture. The festival was a huge concert event that featured some of the world’s top musicians. And the ways in which Woodstock changed culture forever show just how important the festival was to society…The Woodstock American counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s term is often interchangeable with ’ the hippie’s, although the latter term is sometimes used as an oath of derision. The characteristic traits of members of the Woodstock Nation include, but are not limited to, concern for the environment, embracing of left-wing political causes and issues allied to a strong sense of political activism, eschewing of traditional gender roles, vegetarianism, and enthusiasm for the music of the period. ……….
1 Make love, not war. It’s a cliché, but it’s as sensible as anything anyone ever said anywhere. The Vietnam of the past is the Iraq of the present. We’re still at war, and would prefer not to be.
2 Natural foods are a way of life, not a lifestyle. Natural foods are not a fad diet. When people eat natural foods, and eat slow food and cook at home, those people enjoy better health. We know that people are committed to eating healthy, natural food because Outpost owners stick around, even during a recession.
3 Buying bulk saves money & the planet. “Unpackaged,” a new store in London recently opened its doors, marketing itself on this premise: customers buy empty containers, fill them in the store and return to re-fill them when they are empty. This keeps prices down, and keeps bottles out of landfill. We agree, and it’s why we’ve been offering bulk grains, soup, tea and spices for decades.
4 Pesticides are harmful. We instinctively know this. A pesticide kills bugs, so why would we want to eat it?
5 Cooperation is better than corporation. It works for Outpost, of course, but consider others. Think about the recession. Think about the banks. Then think about the credit unions. The credit unions fared better because of their cooperative, less risky business model.
6 Knowing where your food comes from makes sense. “Know your farmer, know your food,”. Whether it was a slogan on a sandwich board in 1973 or a clever piece of copywriting out of Washington , the fact remains that consumers are less likely to suffer from food-borne illnesses if they know where their food comes from. This isn’t just about touchy-feely community relations. Recall the October New York Times article exposing how ground beef products can be made up of different cuts of meat from different slaughterhouses — impossible to trace. The reporter told the story of dance instructor Stephanie Smith, whose E.coli-tainted hamburger meat put her in a coma for nine weeks. How can we keep food safe when we don’t know where it came from? We can’t.
7 Herbs are nature’s pharmacy. If a natural remedy can cure what ails you, why use anything else?
8 Logo t-shirts are cool. Just ask Alterra or Milwaukee’s Teecycle Tim, who runs a business selling vintage logo shirts.
9 So are Red Wing boots with vibram soles. It’s how you wear ‘em.
10 Freedom. People everywhere just want to be free.
11 Yoga. People everywhere just want to be flexible, strong, calm and pretty.
12 Composting. Even hip NYC urbanites are composting in their teeny kitchens these days. And the mayor of San Francisco made it a rule. If you don’t compost your food scraps, they smack your legs. Of course, San Francisco officials are now coming under attack for supplying residents with toxic composting material, so I guess they’re the ones getting their legs smacked. Lesson learned: It pays to research your compost.
13 Fair trade. It’s only fair.
14 Collecting rainwater. While this is outlawed in some western states, this makes common sense here. Protect that lake, people!
15 Growing our own food. There’s an amazing amount of satisfaction to be gained from eating food you grew out of your own spot of earth.
16 Meditation. This is going to keep on growing in popularity. We are information-saturated; imagine being able to empty your mind!
17 Joplin,Hendrix, Dylan the Stones and the Beatles.
Love them or not, there’s no denying the influence.
18 Community works.
Small-based businesses coming together as a community have pooled their talents and resources to promote themselves, each other, the city and the shop local ethos.
Everyone needs a small place of enchantment to go to, to relax and forget their troubles for a little while, if you are fortunate enough to have the means to do this, try making a little a space outside with rugs and pillows also candles… in a little corner of your yard…or even a place in your home and lights some candles and incense…..a little sanctuary.
~~The Tao of impressing a female, in a bird’s life ~~
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. … Just because they are not on your road doesn’t mean the have gotten lost.
~ Dalai Lama ~
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The Beatles in India ~~ Ashram
Spiritual transcendence was a central theme of the sixties. Eastern religions flooded into the West to meet this yearning for transcendence and the Beatles played a critical role in opening the doors to the East. Their travels to India to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi raised interest in the power of meditation. The Beatles’ experiences with LSD led the sixties generation into a new psychic space of expanded consciousness. Listen to the song written by John representing the fourth stage of transcendent non-ego experience: tomorrow never knows
Describing Woodstock as the ‘big bang,’ I think that’s a great way to describe it, because the important thing about it wasn’t how many people were there or that it was a lot of truly wonderful music that got played. ~~David Crosby
Happy Belated Birthday to David:8/14/1941