Happy Solstice and Cosmic Shift 2013!

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”

Eckhart Tolle

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“If you do not evolve yourself, you do not serve others.” 

Barbara Marciniak

“One heart awake in love
sends waves of healing around the world.”

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So many are sad, so many are lonely, and so many are without hope, that every rise in your awareness makes a slight difference in the whole of humanity’s collective mind.”

Asket of the League of Light, via Maryann Rada
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“Allow the love and beauty of the world to flow through you, so you can share it with others.

Ashtar, Pleiades, via Shanti

Stonehenge sun

This force cannot be stopped by anyone or thing.

What of the amazing effects being achieved as more hearts wake up and become true to themselves and the world around them?

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Asket edRefs:

Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth
Barbara Marciniak: Earth
Asket quote and image from Time Transformers:
High Time to Tell the Truth

Nelson Mandala. A Hero of Our Time

I didn’t know Mandela had died until I read the tributes to him this morning. Just reading how much he was respected and loved says everything. Total homage to him.

He was dearly loved, and is an inspiration to us all.
That’s an important point, too.

Mandela Continues in Us

If we value Mandela’s impact on the world, the best thing we can do is
to try and adopt his good qualities as your own. If everyone who loves him took on even a fraction of Madiba’s qualities, the world would transform overnight.

~ from Kadampa Life, “I am the master of my fate” ~ a tribute to Nelson Mandela.

As the Idealistic Rebel says:

We need to pick up his words and ideals and carry on for him.
If all of us who believe in peace and freedom do one extra act of peace in his memory, he will never be forgotten.

~ from “The World has lost Nelson Mandela”

Mandela Quotes

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Reiki Heidi once asked on hereWhere are the people like him [MLK] today?? We still need heroes…

Maybe the answer to this question lies in Mandela’s

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

After all, it is within all our capabilities to develop these, don’t you think…?

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God.

Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; 
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we’re liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.

By Marianne Williamson
(often mis-attributed to Mandela, but I’m glad he made it famous.)

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I like that they’re smiling and singing in celebration of his life,
rather than sad and mourning his death.

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Buddha and the Hidden Universe

…an excellent post on microcosmic perspectives.

I’m not the biggest fan of creepy-crawlies, but often rescue drowning critters.

Total respect to Buddha for stating that ALL in the animal realm have a body and mind; and as such don’t want to suffer anymore than I or anybody else does.

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From Beauty is to be Found in the Moment:
http://wp.me/p1ZGTS-1Mf

Happy Equinox as well Everybody!

At 8.44pm GMT, the Sun passes the celestial equator moving south.
This marks the first day of Autumn in the northern hemisphere and the first day of Spring in the south.

“@__ Like This:
Images and poem in Meredith’s ‘Summer’s Pause’ (link below).

Kadampa Life

BuddhaToday, September 22, is Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day, one of my favorite anniversaries of the Buddhist calendar. This is why I like it:

“On this day we celebrate Buddha’s return from the desire god realm called Land of the Thirty-three Heavens, where he had been to visit his mother who had been reborn there.

Traditionally this day also marks the end of the summer retreat. Every year, during the summer months, Buddha did a three-month retreat with his disciples. His reason for doing this was to avoid harming insects and other animals.

If we go out a lot during the summer months we will naturally kill more insects and other animals than at other times of the year. The nature of Buddhadharma is compassion – an unbiased compassion that is not just for human beings but for every living being, including animals.” ~ From a talk by Geshe Kelsang…

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Martin Luther King’s Vision of Equality

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Happy 50th anniversary to the iconic Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

May we increasingly make the dream our reality.

Part of MLK’s stirring speech, made 50 years ago this week:

The full text of MLK’s speech, from the National Archives.

MLK 50th

I have a dream

* nb.  It is not particularly ‘Buddhist‘, or ‘Spiritual‘ to stand aside when injustice is done.

Like MLK says, anger isn’t best.
Forget the resentment; by holding a controlled mind we have a powerful weapon.
Mentally stepping back from the situation gives us emotional space. Allows us the power we need.
Then just standing for justice promotes it; and those who are oppressed have a valuable friend. (times by however many stand by them).

If we are one consciousness, then anybody else’s injustice, becomes our injustice!
NO more looking the other way.
Davis Icke (via We Are Change):

Conversely, if we do stand aside and look the other way, then evil will flourish; because good men have done nothing.

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Now is the Time

to Let Freedom Reign.

“Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”
Nelson Mandela

Perseid Meteor Shower ─━★ Images & Information

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Perseids meteor shower, Stonehenge

Perseid Meteor Shower

Peaks on Sunday and Monday nights, after 12pm. 

A celestial light show, with lots of shooting stars to wish on – — ─━★

In the UK we should be blessed with a new moon and clear-ish skies **
But wherever in the world you are, s
ee how best to view the meteor show in the Huffington Post. 

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Just in case your weather is all light polluted and cloudy (like it was here last night), NASA will be streaming the celestial light show.
Just for you ;~)

* 12th Aug, 12.30am EDIT: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Ustream channel isn’t live until around 9pm EDT, 3am GMT. Before that it’s just a blank screen; or  a box with clouds in it and dodgy pop music.
After that it’s high speed sparkly space dust :~)

Homage to patiently accepting everything unwanted and unhelpful
with a mind that’s OK with things not going as planned.

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Perseid meteor shower visible in the night sky above Glastonbury

Where is the Meteor Show?

Perseus’s lights streaking across the sky can be seen with the naked eye, and although they’ll be all about, they’ll be radiating from his constellation. This is found between the tip of Cassiopia’s ‘W’ and the Pleiadies.

Looking up at the Pleiadies does feel kinda’ special to me ♡
And the beauty of the night sky puts everything back into perspective when you come back down to earth again.

Really, I only saw a few shooting stars between the clouds last night. But I’ve just realised how very much better I feel for it, despite a serious lack of sleep. (Hence the last-minute decision to share, in case you feel like experiencing some cosmic joy too :~)

❤.¸¸.✧ Cosmic magic!. . • *


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Perseus constellation etc

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radiant of meteor shower

radiant of meteor shower

☆ * •. ¸ A podcast of my thoughts after the Perseid Meteor Shower,
and stargazing up at the Pleiadies. The universe is so big and special and we’re not separate from it, so we’re  all special too. Which is a humbling thought.

★ Please turn your volume up! I get even quieter later on ❤.¸¸.✧ 

* the 1st line:
Perseid Meteor Shower – didn’t see many, but the Pleiades looked sweet.”
** this is a Buddhist take of why we’re all one ~ not as separate as we normally think we are.
♡ Thanks for watching :~)

─━★ nb. We pass through the comet Swift-Tuttle’s tale annually, so the Perseid meteors are a regular event – – ─━🙂

Image References:

* Stonehenge, Glastonbury (and more) – The Telegraph
* Tree – totallycoolpix.com
* Meteor shower radiant (and more info) – Jodrell Bank
* Perseus image – StarWalk App

(Click on images to make biG)

** Technically, everywhere will be experiencing a new moon the now, not just the UK. Unless whoever created the moon and its cycles really screwed things up…

Mel Smith. RIP _/\_

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Came home yesterday to the news that Mel Smith had died of a heart attack.
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But he wasn’t that old!

Mel’s early death at 60 made people question their own mortality. He died in his sleep at home, which would be the majority preference if we were given the choice.
But 60 does seem a bit young.
Thinking about sad news about Mel Smith. Only 6 years older than me. Time to get on with things I want to do. Life is no rehearsal.
AJ on Twitter

Buddha said that our biggest mistake is that we think we have time.

Mel’s death seemed to resonate with people.

It was trending on Twitter yesterday, and some lovely tributes have been made.
Even the sun round here has gone in out of respect, leaving an appropriate chill in the air.

Robert Llewellyn ‏Tweeted: “Very shocked and sad to hear about lovely Mel Smith. He was a truly wonderful, funny and very kind man. Bit dazed by the news.”
and FJ replied, “Utterly heartbreaking. I’m not ashamed to say I shed tears at the news. A terribly tragic loss.”

Well, I wouldn’t go quite that far, but I did shed a few tears.
Sad news about Mel Smith. Not the Nine O’Clock News was my first ever essential comedy show, aged 9.” Like Dara O’Briain, I went to school with these comedy sketches going round my mind.

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An essential part in a golden age of British satire

Mel Smith and friends’ satiric take on topical events was intelligent and funny and lifted the heaviness of living in Thatcher’s Britain.
It offered another way of looking at things that was altogether lighter and brilliantly skewed. Much needed.

Since things change according to the way you look at them;
by consciously viewing thing in a different way, we can alter not only how they appear, but what they are to us.
This idea is valuable and worth playing with. It gives us some distance, and therefore a clearer perspective on events. Incredibly helpful.

Thank you Mel.
Our prayers are with you.
May they be guiding lights for the next stage
of your journey.

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Warning: contains dubious use of Latin word play.

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