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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Peaceful New Year & New Moon Blessings

It’s New year’s Eve !

What better time to have a peaceful party for peace.
Well, not a ‘party’ as such, more of a gathering of like minds in solidarity ;~)
Riding the waves of the energy shift towards a new dawn for Earth.

As the birds sing in the dawn,
so a new light dawns on planet Earth.
Solidarity
Planets connect in love and peace.

Asket, Pleiades, via Shanti
* (Solidarity – unity of feeling and action)

“Here,New Moon
in this moment –
there is a gathering
of kindred spirits,
and all there is to do
is to allow
a quieting down –
just a little,Stonehenge stars
just enough to hear
a soft whisper
of calm and of peace
and then ever so gently
taking one more step
just a little deeper,
here,Sun meditator
in the calmest part
of each of our hearts
as we gather
in the peace
of this place.”

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✧ from Laurie’s Notes:
a gathering of kindred spirits, about finding the natural path to our hearts.

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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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ڿڰۣ ڿڰۣ

From Beauty is to be Found in the Moment:
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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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Beginnings Depend upon Endings

Ostara for the Northern Hemisphere.

A time of Change, Renewal and Re-birth

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life…”
~S.D. Gordon

Spring is a natural time of rebirth, renewal, and hope on the physical and spiritual levels
Humans have felt this in their bones since the dawn of time.

EagleEyes, Spiritual Rebirth and Renewal 

In her recent article Do you ever feel discouraged? Luna Kadampa describes this process of change as “Sloughing off our sense of a limited, fixed, deluded self — a self that doesn’t in any case even exist — and arising and identifying ourselves as a wise, peaceful, positive, loving, happy, blissful, free person instead.” 

We can treat ourself with the same loving-kindness we extend to others, and start to mentally shed those unneeded Winter layers to find this rare beauty inside.

Changes Graphic 1

Endings are always beginnings.
Because that’s the way the world goes.

For sunshine and blue skies to come, those snowy grey skies have to go, and our thermals with them. Doesn’t sound like bad thing; but it can be a trick to recognise this in normal life.
Holding onto things we really should’ve let go of already is subtle torture.
This is certainly worth thinking about if letting go is problematic for us.

We have to let go to become. Physically and mentally, even if it’s just a little bit at a time. Otherwise it’s like we’re still wearing our winter woolies even though it’s uncomfortable because the weather’s getter warmer.
Letting old things go and moving onto pastures new can be scary, especially if it isn’t something we planned. But if we’re open to it, we can experience magic in that space we’ve created.

Blessed Be for this wonderful time of renewal.

first buds of SpringTumblr Screenshots:
Images from Cosmic Loti on Tumblr
via YoginiYoda, http://www.sungazing.com
TeaAndTao, SelfAssassin
Lazy Yogi, MindBodyLove
and Y B Ordinary.

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Like this:
Wise word and images on here:
Let go to Become
Kadampa Life on how our mind affects the experiences in our lives: Wherever you go, there you are,
and on how we can do better than our ‘tight grasping at a limited sense of self’  in: Do you ever feel discouraged?  

 

But why Easter Eggs? Guest Post and Ostara Story

Ostara EostreAncient History of Easter

The word Easter comes from the Norsemen’s Eustur, Eastar, Ostara and Ostar, and the Pagan Goddess Eostre. These names relate to the season of the growing sun and new birth.
Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians and Hindus all believed the world began with an enormous egg.

The egg as a symbol of new life, and the ancient names relating to Spring, the sun growing warmer and encouraging the growth of flower, fauna and humanity; would all account for the Easter period being celebrated, and Easter eggs given as gifts.

By Mummaz
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Legend of the Easter Egg

The modern belief that eggs are delivered by a rabbit, comes from the legend of the Goddess Eostre. Eostre was walking one fine Spring day and came upon a beautiful little bird. The poor bird’s wing was badly injured and Eostre, feeling great compassion for the little creature, wanted to heal it. But the little bird’ wing was so badly damaged that Eostre knew it would never be able to fly again even after She healed it. So, Eostre decided to help the bird by healing it in a way that would give it mobility and a little something more… She turned it into a rabbit!
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During the transformation, the rabbit retained the ability to lay eggs. The rabbit was so grateful to Eostre for saving its life that it laid a sacred egg in Her honor, joyously decorated it and then humbly presented it to the Goddess. She was so pleased and so touched by the rabbit’s thoughtful gift that She wished all humankind to share in her joy. In honoring her wishes, the rabbit went all over the world distributing these beautifully decorated little gifts of life and continues to do so even today.

Ostara EggFrom Kat’s Book of Shadows, Ostara
and Celtic Myth Podshow, How the Easter Egg Came to Be
&
Also on Easter’s origins: Saymber, Friday 29 March 2013 – Happy Ostara (Easter)
EagleEyes, Spiritual Rebirth and Renewal
Alpha Alchemy Happy Easter!
 

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Like this on here:
Poem for the English Spring Equinox

Ostara and The Spring Equinox 2013 – Transformation Magic!

Ostara and The English Spring Equinox 2013 – Transformation Magic!

Happy Ostara!

The middle of spring brings Ostara .
With night and day standing in perfect balance, there’s a promise of an increase in light as the year progresses.
Ostara is even gently nudging us toward Summer. (Most subtly this year; after a long cold Winter, there’s still snowy days here.)
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Ostara, equinox, spring it is called
By what name no matter is paid
But the feeling the joy the loving vibration
Seasons offer us, movement is made
Natalie Gray

emerald-green-butterfly

Spring encourages us to lighten up with ourselves and others, which normally helps life to flow more easily.
We can climb out from our winter cocoons, and allow a new way of being to emerge.
We’re empowered to spread those wings of wisdom and compassion and fly in whatever ways we wish.
Blessed be.

“The Goddess Ostara is celebrated now and her wise guidance to us is “It is the perfect time for you to start new projects, access new ideas and give birth to new conditions”. What do you want to birth this spring?

What an exciting time! Can you feel it?
Tune into nature, observe the changes. Reflect on what you want to create for yourself now. 
 
It’s often necessary to let go of the old in order to create space for the new. What can you lovingly release? What can you let go of in order to open up to new possibilities and opportunities?”
 The Giggling Goddess, Can You Feel It?

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This is an excellent time for personal growth, for mending old conflicts and ensuring the continued growth of treasured friendships. This is a great time of the year to start learning something new as well and taking advantage of skills already learned and becoming more adept at them.

Kat’s Book of Shadows, Ostara

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
Richard Bach

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Cosmic Gateway

The cosmic gateway opens again, creating a shift point where old energies can be replaced by new ways of being. With focussed intention we can fully create these, to benefit ourselves and others.

Nothing can penetrate unconditional love… Stay in your knowing, your heart, and in gratitude for the journey.
AscensionIntegration

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Planet-in-a-green-nebula

Like this:
Cosmic Loti: English Spring 
Equinox poem
Imbolc Blessings

 Little Flower Photography OSTARA + WHY PAGANS AREN’T SCARY

MagentaPixie2012 (YT) – Every day is Your Birthday/Solar Return and the Cosmic Gateway (Spring Equinox 2013)
Ascension Integration (YT) on creating with the 5th dimension – be responsible for your own consciousness. Ascension Gateway – Spring Equinox 2013

Image credit: Planet and Nebula

 

 

Momma’s Baby Animal Images ❤ =^••^=

Happy Mother’s Day to all,

from us in the UK!

A day set aside to celebrate just how brilliant mums can be.

So here’s some cute n whimsical images for you all ~
coz the love a mother and her children have for one another
is in no way limited to humans…

How can we not respect that?

momma's baby animals

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… my fur baby wondering why does he need a card to say he loves me when he’s got those big brown eyes?

Fur Baby Mum's Day Card

More links!

kadampalife.org: Finding my heart
This video is just too cute ==^ o‿o^ == Cat mom hugs baby kitten
Sad/Happy story from the Mail Online: Dying mare leads her foal from the wilds of Dartmoor to the safety of human care.

Credits
Photos in the collage from
http://amolife.com
Thanks to my Mu for posing with my ma’s mums’ day card and not getting it muddy 😉
He is such a little star ==^•‿•^==

Do we Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad Wolf?

 

‘The definition of virtue is

that which brings us happiness.’

via Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

                                   

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine

– and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman

 

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2 Wolves

B/W birds on Russian Lake

 

Dancing Japanese Cranes – Hokkaido, Japan – Simone Sbaraglia

 It’s black and white

isn’t it?..

What do you think?

 

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Focus On The Good

Like this:
Poet 4 Justice’s Wolves
(the Cherokee story)
 Everyday Guru’s Friends and Enemies
(The Malleable Keys to Peace)
and Reiki Heidi’s My Own A.R.K.
(Act of Random Kindness)
Bodhisattva in Training’s poem o
n forgiveness
and Electronicbaglady on the challenges and joys of forgiveness

My 1st Bloggers for Peace post!

 

And because feeding the bad wolf is often our default,
find good reasons to feed the good wolf.

The good wolf benefits most

Besides, nothing annoys your enemies so much as forgiving them ;~)

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Image Credits:
Inside Each of Us Are Two Wolves and Focus On The Good from Alpha Alchemy
Dancing Japanese Cranes, Simone Sbaraglia, PhotoBotos
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* There’s white graphics on this post, but all apologies if the little fluffy clouds don’t show up on your screen, they were artistically irresistible ;~)

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day?

It’s 12:41 am, 14.02.2013
which would work better next year, or even last year, but falls short on the final digit today. Fortuitous really, considering how absurdly abstract today is.

Anyway.  It just turned Valentine’s Day.
I hope yous have a good one.

H♡PPY  V♡LENTINE’s  D♡Y!!
❧❥>‿

Not sure why though…

St. Valentine himself was tortured for his Christian beliefs, and then executed for continuing to minister and help people whilst in prison.
So he wouldn’t have had much reason to celebrate.

What really happened

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Singletons wherever this charade is played out, are dismissed by default as being sad, lonely losers in the game of life.

* We’re not BTW, we’re ace 

Couples are obliged to dwell in their wonderous couple-ness.
Two lovebirds separate from the world in their hazy mirage.
Another day it’s got to be perfect.
(If it’s not there’s a subtle sheen of disappointment glistening on the surface.)

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In fact, and you must excuse my cynicism. But the only ones with any real reason (their overheads already covered) to celebrate, are those who profit from it. They can bank on the silliness of those who play the Valentine’s game to lift the recession blues.

If the above rant means anything, it’s that

Valentine’s Day
means Nothing!

Your’e guaranteed that most of the living beings in the cosmos don’t have any conception of the Valentine’s phenomena, and wouldn’t care for it if they did.
For instance, not being able to eat it or play with it, my dogs would pee on it and walk away. I reckon that’s a fine example of how to treat Valentine’s Day.

No Stress

Stress?! What for?
It’s a day made up by the media!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a couple or a singleton.
Just enjoy the sticky, pink confectionary, smile at the day’s events and share some love if you can.
* love means so much more when it’s unconditional and freely given anyway.

Just keep breathing if you don’t feel up to that.
It’s OK, just watch you breath and walk away.

* It isn’t necessary to pee on anything. (Unless you really want to ;~)

Banksy Dog Valentines

More like this:
Dissolving Cupid into Dream-Like Emptiness in here
Respect Your Lovein My Soul’s on Ice

Attachment Vs. Love in Kadampa Life:
Happy Valentine’s Day to Everyone and
Being Realistic

Imbolc Blessings

Halfway between the winter solstice and the Spring equinox ~ 31st Jan – 1st Feb shines Imbolc, marking the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

Imbolc is the perfect time
for spring cleaning and renewal

At Imbolc we can use the seasonal energies to let go of all that no longer serves us.
This makes room for the new that’s ready to be birthed and appear.
Knowing this is right for us we can peacefully and joyfully welcome these new experiences into our lives.

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Imbolc change

 ¸ .• * ॐ शान्तिः text as above :

“The universe does not need more successful people.
The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.”
Rumi

“Feel yourself quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love.”
Rumi

“Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful”
Buddha

“Some of us think that holding on makes us strong;
but sometimes it is letting go.”
Herman Hesse

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit”
Rumi

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Imbolc Blessings to All

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Credits:
Images from –  glocalwalk (fineartamerica.com), and deltacluster, agolady, via starseedthoughts on Tumblr
Cassie Hill on Pinterest

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