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yoda meditating guide

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Doctor Who vs. Star Wars

Meditation is a super-good way of keeping us looking younger.
Most effective on worry lines ;~)

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Equinox + the Supermoon Solar Eclipse

Equinox + the Pisces Supermoon Solar Eclipse =

a Powerful Time for Making Positive Changes,
and Washing Away Negative and Unhelpful Aspects of Self.

Perigee moon seen over the The Peace Monument, Washington DC

Equinox!

Northern Hemisphere Spring equinox: March 20, 22:45 UTC.
(USA, Central America, Canada, Europe, Asia, northern Africa)

Southern Hemisphere Autumn equinox: September 23, 08:20 UTC.
(Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southern Africa)

nb. eclipse not visible in the US.
Sorry.

Perigee moon at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Supermoon!

 Or perigee moon, is seen when the moon comes closest to Earth.
This makes it look bigger than it normally does; making it feel stronger,
and producing some spectacular effects.

 

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See also on here:
 Affirmations and qualities to promote for the Capricorn Supermoon.

See also elsewhere:
This full moon might be one to be wary of! Darkstar Astrology

Images:
Perigee moon seen over the The Peace Monument, Washington DC,

and at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(Credit for both:  The Independent:
Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events)

Wishing you Love and Peace for 2015

GSBHeruka HYN

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Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka New Years card 🙂

With images from Tharpa Publications and Robert Beer
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Like this on here:

✿ Loads of New Years stuff;
just enter ‘New Year’ into the search box up there on the right.

Buddhist Sutra & Tantra on Vajrayogini Day

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

Gyatso

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.

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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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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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.

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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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We Are All One Animated Lump of Stardust

Sagan Earth…It’s what we do with our time on this planet that is the important part.

☆ * •. ¸ A sparkly, spiritual 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.

 ─━★ Our place in space

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(Video taken from previous post on the Perseids)

We Are All One ~
Not as Different as We Think

“Just as I wish to be free from suffering and experience happiness so do all other beings. In this respect I am no different from any other being; we are all equal.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“We are all equal; we are all one.”
Ashtar, Pleiades

“Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return.”
David Fontana

“We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Stardust - Krauss

We Are All Stardust

Krauss’s quote rocks until the last few lines. 

That we are all born in the heart of a dying star isn’t just inspirational poetry, it’s scientific fact. (And used to be Cosmic Loti’s tagline ;~)
99% of the elements on Earth were formed at the heart of a star, and scattered throughout the universe as the supernova exploded into death, forming the basic make-up of planet and people.

Prof Brian Cox deliciously shows this here,
where he explains that ‘C’ is for Carbon:

Going back to Krauss, it’s fact that at the very least, Jesus was a historical figure who taught beautiful and profound truths which remain with us today.
Invidiously offending his followers is rude and unnecessary; and completely misses the point.

* nb. If you want to offend the deserving, then this is far more accurate:

Is this fair?

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re: top video:
* that 1st line: Perseid Meteor Shower – didn’t see many, but the Pleiades looked sweet.”

** this is just one Buddhist take on why We Are All One.
Thanks for watching :~)

as we ascend

From Sci-Fact to Sci-Fi, earlier posts on how we are all cosmically  equal:

Equalising Doctor Who & The Daleks with Buddha’s Wisdom (pt 1)
Equalising Doctor Who & the Daleks with Emptiness (pt 2)

(Click on images to make biG)

And talking of equality,
Happy 50th anniversary to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “
I Have a Dream” speech.

Let freedom reign

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we are one

 

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