Talk Yourself into a Better 2014

How’s 2014 going for you?

Sorry, but now we’re into it; 2014 looks to be starting off as another challenging year for many.
Can mindful breathing with mantras, gathas or affirmations change this?

Road in Somerset Levels

Flooded road in Somerset Levels, UK

Blue Monday

Last Monday, 20th January, is known as ‘Blue Monday’.
According to the Bristol Observer, it’s the ‘gloomiest, most depressing day of the year‘.

So if this week didn’t have the best start, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Archangel Gabriel

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The first few months of 2014 are about integration and clearing.
Integrating the old and gracefully clearing the new
is a simultaneous CoCreative process
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Archangel Gabriel

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Buddhist Sutra & Tantra on Vajrayogini Day

 

The universal compassion accomplished through the practice of Sutra teachings and the wisdom accomplished through the practice of Tantric teachings are like two wings of a bird.

Just as both wings are equally important for a bird to fly, so both Sutra and Tantra are equally important for practitioners seeking enlightenment.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Sutra

Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, a poem written by the 7th Century Buddhist master, Shantideva:

“A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, spontaneously seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings.”

Verses from Shantideva's Guide, GKG

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Awaken to 2014 with a New SuperMoon

Affirmations and qualities to promote
for the Capricorn Supermoon.

 New Super Moon !

The New Moon in Capricorn January 1st 2014 is a SuperMoon.
It’ll affect us all, regardless of star-sign.
* A SuperMoon is “
a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth.” 

“Capricorn is an earth element, cardinal mode of energy, so it is highly dynamic and has the potential to be excellent at management, organization and delegation.

The New Moon in Capricorn’s themes are letting go and paving the way for rebirth and aligning with quality and integrity…The climb to the top of the symbolic mountain may feel rough, yet imagine the new possibilities and view when you arrive at the peak.

With persistence and gentle discipline, all things may be achieved.”

Starseeds Spiritual Awakening

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2014

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A few people have commented on how super charged the energies feel just now.
A friend texted me this morning, “Energy feels good and positive. Welcome 2014.”
I couldn’t agree more.

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New Years Affirmations

New Years Prayer

“On this day, I will strive to see the peace that is everywhere and access the abundance of beauty and joy that lie in every moment.
It is the Eternal Now that I am after.

I will strive to be a magnet for powerful, positive, and miraculous truths, images, words, and music.
I will do everything in my power to clear my mind of the negative energies that have obfuscated my view and distorted my words and actions.
I will create a new paradigm that helps me to recognize only the good qualities in every person, place, and thing that composes my environment.
I will raise my energy and my light to the highest frequencies of love, generosity, charity, compassion, forgiveness, and truth.
I will fill my head with constructive thoughts and images that will help me to further my individual growth so that I can illuminate and inspire the lives of others.

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The Magic of Doctor Who is Our Magic Too

50th Doctor Who Celebrations Today !!

I’m not the only one totally stoked about tonight’s 50th episode, am I?
LoL, far from it 🙂

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Why We Love Doctor Who:

 The Doctor’s Magic!

No really, he is!
OK, sorry, not everybody’s into Doctor Who, I’ll grant you. But an awful lot of us are. Maybe that’s because he is not so unlike us? He’s flawed and looking for answers same as we are.
There is something quite magical about the Doctor, what he stands for, and his inimitable style, which is quite uplifting.

˚˙¨*•.¸¸.☆   “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”
 G.K. Chesterton

 

Yayy, and for me the Doctor is the sci-fi version of a Buddhist mendicant; wandering the Universe, giving a lift to those he can.

Doctor's note

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As for us, we have limited choice what experiences our will ripen for us next. But we can help others, whilst creating the life we want to live.

 Travelling where we want to go 

What Sign?

Rory: “AH, the sign does say ‘Keep Out’.”
Doctor: “I see ‘keep out’ signs as suggestions, rather than actual orders. Like ‘dry clean only‘”.

The Doctor’s capricious and unpredictable, and bends the rules when needed.
He’s not anarchic, that wouldn’t particularly be of benefit to others. But the Doctor does think for himself, and uses his intuition and inner wisdom to guide him.

This way of playing means the Doctor normally wins the games he finds himself in. He knows and believes in himself, and the magic of things, allowing them to flow as one.
Even when he loses, the Doctor’s magic sparkles and sparks with an understanding that the Universe is a big place, where just about everything is possible.

It’s like with us. The path you’re on might not have turned out to be going in the direction you were planning; but stopping to admire the view gives you chance to evaluate it, use it,
or change it.

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Everything Exists as Mere Name ☆ Cosmic Loti . Com is here ⍲‿⍲

Thanks to all who voted in our poll;
Lottie won hands down.
(◠) ❤                                                                                                                                                                   That means JasBaku.Com is being replaced by CosmicLoti.Com as the site’s url. (The web address at the top. Though I think JasBaku.Com will still be operational for awhile :~)

Why is this important? Because name matters.

All Phenomena are Mere Name

This is what Buddha said to one of his disciples, Shariputra, when he was giving a discourse on the true nature of reality.
Naming is a process by which we create and define our world.

Buddha was telling his disciple that a name is much more than a label; by naming something we bring it into existence.

Kepler 78b and its star. (NASA / JPL-Caltech).

Kepler 78b & its star

Like when astronomers discovered this new exoplanet recently:
It was orbiting its star, minding its own business,  unnamed, unnoticed, and unimportant.

Now it’s been noted and named Kepler 78b.
With a name comes a new state of being, a new status. Kepler 78b has been brought into existence.

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Vote on my URL!

birthday cake

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Cosmic Loti is 2 years old!

She’s got approx. 500 followers and has made some lovely friends 🙂
So thank you all very much for following, dropping by, commenting, and generally being beautiful 
I can genuinely say that the blogging experience has become a most interesting, challenging and meaningful part of my life. Best thing is, I know it’s helped others on the way 🙂

To celebrate she’s getting the opportunity to get her very own URL
(the web address at the top).

The domain for JasBaku.com expires in a few weeks ~ the question is now, should she remain at the same address, or should CosmicLoti.com come into her own?

What thinks you?…

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The poll is open for a week, and I’ll announce the results on the 10th November.
Do let me know what y’all think, vote and comment below 🙂

Thank You!


“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, & the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Harriet Tubman

tiny smilie fowie.¸¸.✧  The Url Trilogy:

Vote on my URL!
Thanks for 2 years at WordPress

Mere Name! Cosmic Loti . Com is here ⍲‿⍲
CosmicLoti.Com is replacing JasBaku.Com as the site’s url.
Why is this important? Planets, your socks and this web log, all came into existence in complete dependence on the process of naming.

Time, Dr.Who, and CosmicLoti.com
Isn’t it time to make things worthwhile while we can?
On time and Dr. Who

Loti’s Hiatus Explained and Patiently Accepted

Cosmic Loti has had a bit of a hiatus of late.
Not all her fault. And when I say “patiently accepted“, that’s a wish path that’s improving with practice…
So, why I’ve been gone:
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brain wiring
*  two consecutive MS attacks too close for comfort
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*  work commitments
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cube into a round hole
*  cosmic energy shifts
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Cosmic Energy
*  heatwave in the UK
dog days
 

 

*  and karma
≠> ׵
So my approach?
(Which is a good trick when you can do it)

Watch each situation unfold
with patient acceptance

Patience is a mind that is able to accept, fully and happily, whatever occurs…having given up on the idea that things should be other than what they are.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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It is in this calm, clear space of patient acceptance that the most beautiful of things can happen.
As the Buddhist Master Shantideva said
“If something can be remedied
Why be unhappy about it?
And if there’s no remedy for it,
There is still no point in being unhappy.”
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This is like releasing attachment to the outcome.
If we have done all we can then it’s best to physically and metaphorically step back from the situation. Surrender and have faith that all is as it should be, no matter what the outcome.
Not the easiest, but it does become more do-able when we’ve seen how well it works.
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Space Oddity “Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing left to do.”

Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station. Hauntingly beautiful.

Like this:
Mimi Luk : Release Attachment to the Outcome
Cosmic Loti : Shantideva on Patience
Cosmic Loti : Let go to Become

* More on each of these to follow hopefully …
 

a Solstice ♡ Meditation on Love

Light Tribe of Gaia.

June 21st at 5:04 am UTC:
The Winter / Summer Solstice, depending on which hemisphere you’re in.

As the consciousness of the world shifts into a higher state, you may find yourselves feeling deep love, but also despair in these changing times.

You are not alone! We are all interconnected in a web of loving kindness and peace. There are so many beings awakening here on earth.
By maintaining the frequency of love, light and joy within each one of us, we are assisting in this shift.

“The easiest way to bring yourself into this higher frequency is to activate gratitude within your emotional field – to think of those things that you love – the dolphins, the whales, your own dogs and cats, all beloved children of the earth plane, nature in all its glory and beauty and power, all those who love and support you. Bringing these things into your consciousness, things that you are truly grateful for, these lighten your vibration beyond measure. And smile dear ones – smile the smile of the enlightened Buddha – the smile that acknowledges that all suffering is illusion.”
And so it is.
Namaste.”

Solara An Ra

from the linked Pleiadian meditation channelled by SolaraAnRa, Light Tribe of Gaia:

A beautiful new meditation from the Star Councils of Light,
just in time for the June Solstice! HAPPY SOLSTICE dear Light tribe!

One-Heart Light Tribe Meditation (audio)

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* I’ve been doing this meditation in the run up to the Solstice,
and visualising us all in resonance with each other. Lighting up and strengthening each other through the grandmother web of Light & Love is truly blissful.

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Meditation on the Heart Chakra symbol by Kat Day coming soon.

Like this:

pleiadedolphininfos : The Pleiadians ~ The next phase in Global Ascension: the Summer Solstice; everything through the Heart ♥ ~ As received by Méline Lafont
Sandra Walter: Solstice and Full Moon – Unity Activations, Walk-thru practice

healthydelicious: how do you want your light to shine brighter in 2013

beautiful stories from around the world

A Child’s Song of an African tribe,

sung throughout its Life

There is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought in its mother’s mind. And when a woman decides that she will have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come. And after she’s heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child’s father, and teaches it to him. And then, when they make love to physically conceive the child, some of that time they sing the song of the child, as a way to invite it.

a Child's Song

And then, when the mother is pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people around her sing the child’s song to welcome it. And then, as the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child’s song. If the child falls, or hurts its knee, someone picks it up and sings its song to it. Or perhaps the child does something wonderful, or goes through the rites of puberty, then as a way of honoring this person, the people of the village sing his or her song.

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them.

The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.
And it goes this way through their life. In marriage, the songs are sung, together. And finally, when this child is lying in bed, ready to die, all the villagers know his or her song, and they sing—for the last time—the song to that person.

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You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn’t. In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home.

 

dobri dobrev

Dobri Dobrev, the Bulgarian altruist,

who begs for money to give away

In Bulgaria, 98 year old Dobri Dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of Sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.

though a well known fixture around several of the city’s churches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.

Elephant Prosthesis in Asia

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Elephant Prosthesis

 

OK, crying now.

Faith in humanity restored again

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=^•֢•^=  from Russia?

Loving kindness rocks.
Fox cub
and the Hound

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School kids in UK. Jas Jpg

Scruffy dog has chance encounter with school kids in UK park. What was I worried about?

** Credits are below, but in actuality the top two posts were re-blogged a fair few times before they got to me. 
Which shows not just how brilliant they are, but also how meaningful it is to this generation that these things happen. Such beauty is worth recording, sharing and celebrating!

~o~

Dedicated to the Pulminary Fibrosis support group, LEEP, I helped out at today. It was a discussion there that really got me thinking about current values, and prompted this post. So thanks guys, for being inspiring 🙂
☆ And thanks to the hospital staff there for restoring my faith in what the medical profession’s really there for.


Credits
via Tumblr:
A child’s song via: starseedthoughts / thegodmolecule
Dobri Dobrev via: starseedthoughts / amysphoenix
Elephant Prosthesis via: self-assassin, Babydoll1976, et al

Elephant Assii art by PjP
Bristol school kids by Jas

 

THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE (Guest Post by Kat Day)

Gratitude. Almost guaranteed to raise our vibration.

“Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.”
Anon

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Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life.

Guest post by Kat Day, intuitive, life coach and beautiful person 🙂

Gratitude attracts what we want

law-of-attraction

The universal law of attraction says that we will attract into our life the things we think about and focus on. When you are consciously aware of your blessings, and are grateful for them, you are focusing more clearly on what you do want in your life and attracting it to you.

Gratitude improves relationships

We learn the importance of saying “thank you” as little children. We are taught that habit because it is “good manners.” This childhood lesson is extremely powerful.

Think about those people that you know who are most appreciative of you – and let you know it. How do you feel about them? Be grateful for people, their contributions, their talents and their actions – and make sure you let them know how you feel.

piglet, pooh, gratitude

Gratitude helps us learn

Behind every problem lies an opportunity. Being grateful for our situation – even if we don’t like everything about it – allows us to be thankful for the opportunity to learn something new.

Learn Gratitude!

Gratitude improves
problem solving skills

Too often we look at problem solving with a very jaded view. “Something is wrong. We have barriers in our way. Then, we have to put in effort to fix it.”

Conversely, when we think about what we are grateful for we open our minds up to new possibilities and connections. We also enter a problem solving situation with a perspective of improvement and opportunity rather than challenge or issue.

how kittens problem solve

Gratitude reduces negativity

It is hard to be negative about your situation when you are thinking about things for which you are grateful. One of the fastest ways to improve your mood or outlook is to count your blessings.

Count blessings not Sheep

Lovely examples of this:

Awakened Lives Life Coaching: Gratitude for Memorial Day
everyday gurus:  gratitude
A CUP OF YOGA: A Never-ending Post

Kat’s Links: 

Bradley Stoke, Bristol –
ASPECTS OF LOVE: 4 Week Guided Meditation Course with Kat Daywww.starlightsoul.co.uk

www.meetup.com/bristol-intuitives
www.ourpsychicart.com/katday.htm
www.facebook.com/Kat Day (Starlight Soul)

Image Credits:

Hands – Shift of the Ages blog:
The Transformative Power – Gratitude
Magnet – Miss Fit blog:
Thoughts Become Things >> The Power of Positive Thinking

Learn Gratitude! greatergood.berkeley.edu
How kittens problem solve –  Web MD
Sheep – www.monitoringsoftwareblog.com

DreamBoard Genesis Affirmation©
Through Grace, inspired and influential people are coming into my life. New doors are opening daily, providing me with opportunities to achieve my true potential. I am grateful for the abundance which flows constantly to me now.

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