Tarot Contemplation – The Emperor

The Emperor shows us that domination of the mind over the heart is sometimes not wanted, but in some cases is it necessary and even welcomed, and that this is part of what we must think about when he appears.  When hard choices must be made, it’s important to maintain your concentration and focus; this is something this time period will make easier for you to do.  Enjoy the assertiveness and confidence:  it that this self-control and focus bring.  Forge ahead and do what you know is best.  If you can master yourself, then you ought to have little problem mastering the world and all the things in it.

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 27, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for August 27, 2017 — karaṇīya — something that should be done

Sukho viveko tuṭṭhassa,
sutadhammassa passato.
Abyāpajjaṃ sukhaṃ loke —
pāṇabhūtesu saṃyamo.

Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-affliction is happiness in the world —
harmlessness towards all living beings.

Udāna 2.11
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Tarot Contemplation – The High Priestess

This is a very spiritual card, often with sexual overtones.   It can mean that you are in a phase where you are going to be much more physically attractive to others.  The High Priestess is tied to the Moon, to femininity and to inspiration.  This is a time to rely on your intuition and your inner knowledge, rather than your conscious mind or intellect.  Pay attention to your dreams.  Synchronicities are likely now.  When the High Priestess appears, she also often represents a woman that he will want badly, but whom he may not be able to get.  Messages can come to you from all sorts of places.   Make a point to look at spirituality in ways that you have not done before.  Talk to people whose experiences and beliefs are different than your own.  Move out of your comfort zone.  You will be the richer for it.

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 26, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for August 26, 2017 — jita — conquered, subdued, mastered, victory

Paradukkhūpadhānena,
attano sukhamicchati
verasaṃsaggasaṃsaṭṭho,
verā so na parimuccati.

Entangled by the bonds of hate,
one who seeks one’s own happiness
by inflicting pain on others,
is never delivered from hatred.

Dhammapada 21.291
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 25, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for August 25, 2017 — anoma — not inferior, superior, perfect, supreme

Mattāsukhapariccāgā
passe ce vipulaṃ sukhaṃ,
caje mattāsukhaṃ dhīro,
sampassaṃ vipulaṃ sukhaṃ.

If by renouncing a lesser happiness
one may realize a greater happiness,
let the wise one renounce the lesser,
having regard for the greater.

Dhammapada 21.290
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Tarot Contemplation – Strength (second day!)

Work ought to be going well.  If you’re looking for work, now that you have the wherewithal and the skillset to find it.  If you’re already employed, and there is room for upward mobility, don’t hesitate to negotiate for what you’re worth.  You might be surprised at the positive reception that you get.  If there’s not room for a raise or promotion where you are now, give serious thought to finding something where there is this possibility, or consider what it would take for you to strike out on your own business-wise.  You may have more options than you typically think possible.

Earthing:  Studies Show What Happens To The Human Body When We Walk Barefoot On Earth – Collective Evolution

The picture above represents Improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing Grounding, or ‘earthing,’ as some people call it, involves placing your feet directly on the ground without shoes or socks as a barrier. The […]

Source: Studies Show What Happens To The Human Body When We Walk Barefoot On Earth – Collective Evolution

Purification: An Alchemical Process – I AM University

It is not possible to advance on the Spiritual path without going through a process of purification. The word purification comes from the Latin and means “to make pure.“ (“purus“ = pure; + root of “facere“ = to make).  It literally means “free from extraneous matter“. Being an extension of Source, we are — like Source….

Source: Purification: An Alchemical Process – I AM University

Why you should marry a woman who has THIS quality

 

Finding an ideal life partner is not easy task. Compatibility, trust, honesty are a few factors that affects your relationship. What do men look for in a potential partner? As per a poll published on The Journal of Personality 1997, the top three desirable traits are reliability, warmth and fairness.

Source: Why you should marry a woman who has THIS quality

Hau’ōli lā Pō’ahā

Aloha e Hau’ōli lā Pō’ahā. Mai hō’oni i ka wai lānā mālie. Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.

Greetings and Happy Thursday. “Do Not Disturb the Water That is Tranquil.”

When you find yourself not enjoying the peace and quiet of a supposed relaxing day, remind yourself not to interrupt your own peaceful thoughts. It’s not always easy but it sure makes for a refreshed soul when life starts back up again. Peace be with you.

Tarot Contemplation – Strength

Strength has rectified itself from a couple of days back, when it was reversed.  This is likely to be a very spiritual time for you, even if you don’t have anything close to a religious belief.  To be truly strong, you must pay attention to and develop each leg of the triad we are made from:  body, mind and spirit.  Be sure you are spending time on all three.  That’s hardest to do when things are difficult.  If you are at a low point today, know that things are very likely to be looking up soon.  This card is a reminder that you are stronger than you think.

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 24, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for August 24, 2017 — sacca — real, true

Yogā ve jāyatī bhūri,
ayogā bhūrisaṅkhayo.
Etaṃ dvedhāpathaṃ ñatvā bhavāya vibhavāya ca,
tathāttānaṃ niveseyya yathā bhūri pavaḍḍhati.

Wisdom springs from meditation;
without meditation wisdom wanes.
Having known these two paths of progress and decline,
let one so conduct oneself that one’s wisdom may increase.

Dhammapada 20.282
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Ha’awina – Lesson: Accessing The Akashic Records and the Book of Life

A great deal of information is available from the akashic records. Those familiar with the akashic records tend to think of them as a place, like the reference library of the cosmos. However, the akashic records are everywhere, part of the fabric of all things. Everything that occurs is recorded there. Anyone can learn to access this information, at least to some degree. However, the records are quite complex and require a great deal of practice to use skillfully.

But is that your reality? More importantly … are you consistently creating the reality you want for yourself? The Akashic Records can be an amazing resource that allow us to manifest exactly the human experience we want for ourselves – in very real, practical ways.
We Are All Creators of This Reality! We have forgotten the divinity that is inside all of us. We are capable of achieving miracles, but our educational system teaches that matter is the highest there is … We know better now, don’t we? Everything is energy, every emotion or situation is purely energy. We don’t have physical senses to sense emotions, but what we do sense is energy. Ancient civilizations were very well aware of this fact and they were masters in harnessing and directing energy to their will. We must reclaim this knowledge. We are not the victims of this reality: we are the creators of it. We must remember that nature’s natural state is abundance! When something is lacking in the natural world, the eco-system will be out of balance and will not thrive,and only try to survive. This is humanity right now — we are not really living: we are merely surviving.
Regain your ancient power and be in charge of your experience here on the physical plane.
 
Click here for written instructions for accessing the Akashic Records

 

100 Life Changing Actions to Turn into Habits – Strange & CharmedStrange & Charmed

They say if you control your habits, you control your life! So, I’ve been collecting and refining a list of actions or activities that I think are essential for us to master and turn into habits in our lives. They are broken down into ten major areas or …

Source: 100 Life Changing Actions to Turn into Habits – Strange & CharmedStrange & Charmed

Tarot Contemplation – The Chariot

The Chariot indicates a lot of energy, but not free-for-all energy.  It’s directed, controlled and has a goal in mind.  Today, you are likely to be fairly clear on what your hopes and dreams involve and what you are willing to do to get there.  The Chariot is about determination and ambition, getting things done and testing and proving what you’ve got.  Move forward with whatever you have in mind (and in your heart) and give it your best shot.  Remember, though, that you’ll need to use both your intellect and your heart in order to be truly successful.