Somerset Flood Images. Seeing Beauty in the Devastation

Somerset floods, Shaun Green

The flooding of the Somerset Levels UK, seen through a different lens.

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Although Devastating and Heartbreaking the levels still look Stunning.
Hopefully there is brightness ahead for all those suffering
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A. King

Just reading the Facebook posts (where I borrowed these quotes and some of these images from), it seems that that brightness and loving-kindness is already shining through people.
Like M. Perry said, “I think that it has brought many people together.

Flooded Somerset Levels Peter Spencer

Empowering Ourselves

Because seeing things with a lighter mind makes us feel brighter.
Changing how things appear to us, changes what they are in the here and now.

Everything being merely an appearance to our mind empowers us to change the way things are.
We’re not the powerless victims of circumstance,
we’re in control.
We are co-creators of our own destiny.

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☆ Photo Break: Somerset Flood Defence

Flood defences on a street in Somerset, with a handy gap for the water to go when high tide hits.

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Somerset flood defence

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* Somerset is a county at the bottom of the UK.
It’s mostly rural, with close connections to the Bristol channel and twinned 
with the Atlantic Ocean.

☆  NEW!! Photo Break on Cosmic Loti

Images that are topical, thought provoking, funny, tragic, spiritual and a bit awesome (both in its original sense, and it’s current usage, meaning that it’s vaguely interesting).

Because our world exists as we perceive it, not as it is (in that it isn’t);
looking at it laterally can be quite helpful.

It’s high time I started sharing these little gems that are stored in my imagination, memory and hard dive. (They were saved for a rainy day LoL)

Let us know what you think 🙂

Clicking on them will probably take you to a parallel universe, and a related post. Or it might not….

Credits:

☆ Top photo: Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, BBC 1
☆ Train photo: @Telegraph on Twitter
Submerged train line via Buzzfeed

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Somerset by Train

Somerset by Train

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☆ Our Love and Prayers go out to all beings affected by the floods in Somerset

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Somerset train line

After the weekend’s rain, here’s that train line now.

Hey, and guess what
that flood barrier didn’t work.
Donations for those affected can be sent via
the Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund Appeal.

Groundhog Day & Mercury Retrograde beginning

A time to be kind to ourselves and others, as Mercury gets into its loop-de-loop.


Groundhog Day

It’s Groundhog Day!

A very funny movie with a brilliantly spiritual twist 😀

Poor old Bill Murray living the same day over and over, until he got it right.
That meant developing a lighter, kinder mind; getting a sense of consideration for others; and basically wising up before he could move on and up into a life of his dreams. Because that’s how we get there, isn’t it.

Knowing this we can avoid repeating our mistakes, while creating a better space for ourselves instead.

Sense of Consideration

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso describes a sense of consideration as:

a very special inner wealth. It makes us become spiritually rich.”
He also says “it is like beautiful clothes that cause others to be attracted to us.

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Mercury Retrograde

This week is cosmically relevant as well.
Mercury is in his retrograde pre-shadow phase right now. It actually goes retrograde February 6th 2014.

Scientifically this means that the little grey planet’s trajectile loops back on itself, before continuing in a more direct fashion across the night sky.

Astrologically the effect of  Mercury’s swing backwards is all about about re-thinking, renovation, reforming… you get the picture.

The traditional advice here, is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” But the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time.”

Darkstar Astrology

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