Daily Words of the Buddha for February 22, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for February 22, 2019
susukhumanipuṇattha — the goal which is very fine and subtle

Sukhaṃ yāva jarā sīlaṃ,
sukhā saddhā patiṭṭhitā,
sukho paññāya paṭilābho,
pāpānaṃ akaraṇaṃ sukhaṃ.

Good is virtue until life’s end,
good is faith that is steadfast,
good is the acquisition of wisdom,
and good is the avoidance of evil.

Dhammapada 23.333
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Musings …


When considering the reality of etheric implants, spirit attachments, and hyperdimensional/psychic attacks, one is also shown the limits of psychological analysis as a healing model. The more I delve into research on this topic – while simultaneously reflecting on my own experiences, life, and self-work – I come into a greater realization regarding how relying on psychological self-work alone can create a kind of tunnel vision, which focuses on symptoms that are attached with all kinds of labels. Such a ‘process’ can even potentially make things worse via overly-intellectual, detached psychoanalyzing, while the root cause of our (or others’) “issues” may actually be related to entity attachments, hyperdimensional interferences and etheric implants which need to be addressed directly in the body. However, this is a huge topic for most people to come to terms with, since the ignorance and denial of this “topic of all topics” is widespread, and presents an immense challenge to people’s view of reality.

Even shadow work can become an endless loop of rabbit hole-ing because there is always more to dig into – especially in light of hyperdimensional attack possibilities when thoughts/emotions are injected into us or triggered by events. Oftentimes, what people go through is merely a spiritual crisis (rather than a psychological pathology), which distracts us with “psychological issues” we actually do not even have or ‘own’. Even worse, being stuck in these tunnel visions of psychology (especially when it comes to “treating” them with psychiatric medications and their myriad side effects) can make things worse in the long run – killing our “soul”, so to speak, and cutting us off from our inner purpose, when the reality is that any crisis is simply part of the healing process, and there is nothing “wrong” with it.

As I have mentioned in previous writings, I definitely feel that psychological work has its place, and we need to work on our “stuff” so that we don’t become suggestive, vulnerable and open to these kinds of attacks. Psychological work does serve as a protection of sorts, and can even stop attacks, but there are limitations to psychological work as a solitary mode of healing. Psychologists who are not aware of the invisible reality of higher realms can’t help a person in getting rid of attached entities (for example, war veterans who may have taken on spirit attachments from people who died in battle). On the contrary, it can be an incredibly counter-productive treatment, especially when one considers that the brain and endocrine system cannot cognitively-differentiate between a vividly-experienced memory and what is actually occurring in the here and now. The usual clinical method of asking a patient to repeatedly re-live past events (many of them traumatic in nature) – and then working through a psychological mind-frame alone in response to this “recall” modality – reinforces or merely “manages” the trauma, instead of getting rid of the root cause. It’s not a black and white issue – it’s about expanding our view of reality. In the end, this subject involves an understanding of holistic self-work, and that includes comprehending the hyperdimensional control mechanisms of humanity.

– Bernhard Guenther

from “Individuality, Embodiment, and the Anchoring of a Higher Frequency”


Meditation Moments …

“For instance, looking into a flower, you can see that the flower is made of many elements that we can call non-flower elements. When you touch the flower, you touch the cloud. You cannot remove the cloud from the flower, because if you could remove the cloud from the flower, the flower would collapse right away.
You don’t have to be a poet in order to see a cloud floating in the flower, but you know very well that without the clouds there would be no rain and no water for the flower to grow.

So cloud is part of flower, and if you send the element cloud back to the sky, there will be no flower. Cloud is a non-flower element. And the sunshine…you can touch the sunshine here. If you send back the element sunshine, the flower will vanish. And sunshine is another non-flower element.

And earth, and gardener… if you continue, you will see a multitude of non-flower elements in the flower. In fact, a flower is made only with non-flower elements. It does not have a separate self.

So the true nature of the flower is the nature of inter-being, the nature of no self.

A flower cannot be by herself alone. A flower has to “inter-be” with everything else that is called non-flower. That is what we call inter-being. You cannot be, you can only inter-be. The word inter-be can reveal more of the reality than the word “to be.” You cannot be by yourself alone, you have to inter-be with everything else.

The flower is there, beautiful, fragrant, yes, but the flower is empty of a separate self. To be empty is not a negative note. 

So a flower is described as empty. But I like to say it differently. A flower is empty only of a separate self, but a flower is full of everything else. The whole cosmos can be seen, can be identified, can be touched, in one flower. So to say that the flower is empty of a separate self also means that the flower is full of the cosmos.

It’s the same thing. So you are of the same nature as a flower: you are empty of a separate self, but you are full of the cosmos. You are as wonderful as the cosmos, you are a manifestation of the cosmos.”

~ from Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Both Lavender and Bitter Orange Reduce Anxiety in Postmenopausal Women

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Postmenopausal women frequently report feelings of anxiety. Uncontrolled anxiety can harm physical health, reduce the quality of life, and increase the intensity of menopause symptoms. While several conventional drugs are available to treat anxiety, many women avoid using them because of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, memory impairment, and difficulty concentrating. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Lamiaceae) flowers contain several compounds with an antidepressant, sedative, and anti-anxiety effects. Lavender oil, administered orally or as aromatherapy, has been tested in people with various mood disorders. Bitter orange (Citrus × aurantium, Rutaceae) peel and fruit contain some of the same compounds as lavender flowers, and bitter orange flowers have sedative and hypnotic effects. The purpose of this randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of lavender and bitter orange in postmenopausal women with mild to moderate anxiety.

Postmenopausal women (n = 156, aged 45-60 years) with anxiety were…

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Full Moon Ritual – Blog Post Round Up

The Simple Method For Killing A Sinus Infection In Minutes 

Every year, about 37 million people in the U.S. suffer from sinusitis, which is an infection of the sinuses. It is caused by inflammation and swelling of the sinus tissue, due to the accumulation of fluid in the sinuses, that promotes the growth of germs like bacteria, viruses or fungi. The infection eventually blocks the […]

Source: The Simple Method For Killing A Sinus Infection In Minutes – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 21, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for February 21, 2019  —  dukkhanirodha — the cessation of suffering

Sace labhetha nipakaṃ sahāyaṃ
saddhiṃ caraṃ sādhuvihāridhīraṃ,
abhibhuyya sabbāni parissayāni,
careyya tenattamano satīmā.

If for company you find a wise and prudent friend
who leads a good life,
you should, overcoming all impediments,
keep their company joyously and mindfully.

Dhammapada 23.328
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Botanical Traditions and Innovations in Bulgaria

It’s often challenging finding ways to honor tradition while also keeping up with the demands of modern life, but our Bulgarian farm partners have managed a beautiful balance. Hear how the agriculturists of this region pair the best of their old-world knowledge with new age technology to promote a sustainable future for their livelihoods.   […]

Source: Botanical Traditions and Innovations in Bulgaria

Card of the Day – 9 of Wands – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

I do not think today’s card could be more perfect, at least for me.  Many of you have commented and messaged over these last couple of days to check on me.  I have been doing this four years this June, and there has always been a Card of the Day.  We missed the 7 of Swords and the 4 of Pentacles, but today I am back with this beautiful 9 of Wands.  I daresay, I will not be cueing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and attempting to ascend the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, but I am back, and as my other favorite 9 of Wands music would say ‘I’m Still Standing’, or in my case, I managed to get back up again.

And that really truly is the message embodied in the 9 of Wands…that persistence and determination to rise up once again, after being knocked down, sometimes weary…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Garlic: The Most Effective Cure for Pneumonia, Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections

Before the discovery of penicillin, no effective treatment was available for infections such as  pneumonia.  It wasn’t until 1928, when Alexander Fleming noticed that the “mold” growing in his petri dish was killing the Staphylococcus bacteria, that penicillin came to be. However,the excessive use of antibiotics in humans and farm animals can drive drug-resistant bacteria to thrive. It has been studied that bacteria have, now, been growing resistant to antibiotics that have been used time and time again. Not only that, many antibiotics are shown to have severe adverse effects, and have even led to death.

How to Use Garlic […]

Source: Garlic: The Most Effective Cure for Pneumonia, Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections

 Nā Pōhaku Lāʻau | Benitoite: The Rarest Gemstone Found Only in California 

Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. Beniotite is a very rare mineral that was discovered in 1907 in San Benito County in California.  […]

Read more at  … http://www.geologyin.com/2018/03/benitoite-rarest-gemstone-found-only-in.html#hJCkaxXPjb3IYG58.99

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 20, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for February 20, 2019  —  nippapañca — that which is without proliferation

Yo ca dhammamabhiññāya
dhammamaññāya paṇḍito,
rahadova nivāte ca
anejo vūpasammati.

Thoroughly understanding the Dhamma
and freed from longing through insight,
the wise one rid of all desire
is calm as a pool unstirred by wind.

Itivuttaka 3.92
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

2019 Virgo Full Moon in Tiger Month

Susan Levitt

grand tiger February 19 2019 is a full Moon in Virgo. Earth sign Virgo brings analytical discernment to make detailed plans, yet see the big picture. Fortunately, the Virgo full Moon trines both Mars and Uranus to assert yourself, and get things done. Follow up with contacts, and complete what you can, before Mercury retrograde begins on March 5 until March 28.

This full Moon marks the peak of the Fire Tiger month. Dynamic Tiger energy is very helpful, bringing courage to take action for advancement. In this Fire tiger month, instincts are sharpened and people can be more perceptive. You can get right to the point because Tiger is too impatient for long explanations.

The Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are all in Water sign Pisces for heightened sensitivity. This is the kind of astrology transit when you think of someone, then run into them! And it’s an excellent transit to develop…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Eat These 7 Mushrooms to Live Longer

The idea of “food as medicine” may be a bit hard to swallow, especially if you have a gourmand’s palate. What if you could fight a host of diseases and even increase your longevity, just by adding a few delicious servings of fungus to your diet every day? Not to worry – these fungi are what French chefs dream of!  […]

Source: Eat These 7 Mushrooms to Live Longer

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 19, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for February 19, 2019  —  avyāpajjha — kindness of heart; freedom from suffering

Appamādaratā hotha!
Duggā uddharathattānaṃ,
paṅke sannova kuñjaro.

Delight in heedfulness!
Guard well your thoughts!
Draw yourself out of this bog of evil,
even as an elephant draws itself out of the mud.

Dhammapada 23.327
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Black History Month || The tragic yet resilient story of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide off U.S. coast in 1803 

The stories of slave resistance, many of us know, have to do with bloodshed, violence, and destruction. But there are other acts of resistance whose stories are worth being told.  […]

Source: The tragic yet resilient story of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide off U.S. coast in 1803 – Face2Face Africa

Big 3 President’s Day,Chiron in Aries, Tough love, Pisces

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

WOW what a big day today. Feb 18

Chiron enters ARIES @ 1:07am PST/4:07 am EST/ 9:07 am GMT for the first time since January 1969. A new era dawns. Chiron in Aries is the healing of the wounded toxic macho Patriarchal PTSD Man. The Ram is the symbol of the Jewish people who started monotheism when the Age of Aries began, some 4,320 years ago. Chiron takes 4 + years to travel through each sign. Let the healing begin. 

VENUS and SATURN have a very serious karmic meeting @ 16+ Capricorn

Check out where that degree is in your natal chart and any planets which get aspected but this TOUGH LOVE. This is a major testing time for serious relationships. Yes, sign that contract. Its very in now. Capricorn business deals and expectations in relationships. This can signify the end of karma in relationships which have run their course.

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