Shamanic Animal Spirit: The Dove (Peace)

We often complain we live in an aggressive world. And many of us pray for peace. But do we always create peace in our own lives? Peace is not simply an intellectual concept or a geopolitical status quo. It is a state of being. If we were able to bring peace into ourselves, our world would certainly be very different. This is what the spirit of the Dove is suggesting at this time: bring peace into yourself. Slow down, relax, close your eyes and breathe regularly. Pause for a moment this stressful and frenetic modern life, and get back to Now. Use any technique you like to stop this incessant chatter of mind: yoga, meditation, a walk in nature … Now, you are already more peaceful. If you are currently experiencing conflict in your life, you are invited to choose a peaceful resolution … because the peace you create around you and the peace you achieve within yourself are one and the same.

MESSAGE FROM THE DOVE: “Bring peace within yourself and it will spread through the world.”

Grande Earth Trine

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Aug. 31  Grand Earth Trine in place

TAURUS MOON trines Saturn in Capricorn and Virgo Sun.

EARTHY TRINES helps us to savour the earth plane ruled by Saturn.

An earlier conjunction to Uranus in Taurus adds an element of surprise, chaos, disruptive emotions, and unexpected wild energies. 

Moon in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces late in PDT 

This is great for really grounding and remembering your dreams as your body always remembers. 

Taurus Grand trine moon energy is a good night for enjoying great food, good wine and dancing or singing. It’s also quite romantic. Saturn is still Retrograde until September 6th but is slowing down now and is virtually at standstill.

karma, Saturn, Astrology, tara GreeneKarmic lessons

Karmic lessons we have been revisiting for the past few months since April 17/18 have come to a completion as SATURN turns Direct September 6.

It’s Labour Day weekend under a Taurus Moon on the 1st…

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This Is The ‘Sweet Spot’ For How Long You Should Be Sleeping

Yes, you CAN get too much.
Ah, sleep. The ever-elusive natural health elixir that can squash a shockingly vast variety of our physical and mental ailments. Regularly getting a good night’s rest can boost your mood, sharpen your memory, and stave off anxiety, depression, and stress. It also helps you control your weight, increases your body’s immunity, and lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and various types of cancers. We can go on if you want: Sleep also pumps up your libidoclears your skin, stimulates your creativity, and makes you less likely to get into car crashes, while not sleeping enough can literally make people not want to be around you and physically shrinks your brain.  […]

Source: This Is The ‘Sweet Spot’ For How Long You Should Be Sleeping

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 31, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 31, 2018 — niraggaḷa — unobstructed, free

Sukhā matteyyatā loke,
atho petteyyatā sukhā,
sukhā sāmaññatā loke,
atho brahmaññatā sukhā.

In this world, good it is to serve one’s mother,
good it is to serve one’s father,
good it is to serve the monks and nuns,
and good it is to serve the holy ones.

Dhammapada 23.332
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Card of the Day – Ace of Wands – Friday, August 31, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

You are ready! Or are you? The Ace of Wands is all about new beginnings, creativity, and inspiration, just to name a few. However, today’s Taurus Moon does not lend itself to such a fiery card; the spirit may be willing, but the body and mind may not be cooperating today, as you may find yourself lacking in motivation.  Taurus tends to lollygag, much like Ferdinand the Bull, stopping to smell the flowers along the way.  Pleasing the senses becomes more the mode of the day.

Today’s Ace of Wands really feels to me like that pre-launch of a rocketship. The fire is lit, but things just aren’t working on all cylinders yet. Remember your thoughts and ideas, for soon, the drive will be there to launch you into something new and wonderful. So, don’t be hard on yourself today if you feel you should reach your goals, but are…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 30, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 30, 2018 — upasama — still, calm, quiet

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ —
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

To avoid all evil,
to cultivate good,
and to purify one’s mind —
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Card of the Day – The Lovers – Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

Today we have a new deck to check out, The Considerate Cat Tarot, which recently arrived in the mail. Our Lovers card today reminds us, as always, about relationships. When I think relationships, I think Venus, which is currently in its home sign of Libra, the relationship sign.

So, today, what can we expect from Venus? I don’t usually discuss all of these things, but today the Moon is still in impetuous Aries, for the better part of the day. The Moon will oppose Venus and square Mars, perhaps making your work environment relationships feel a bit more competitive and edgy. You can make good use of this and use the competition to your advantage to achieve new things. But, bear in mind, you could see people doing things at the spur of the moment, in typical Aries fashion. Later in the day, the Moon will enter Taurus, probably when…

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Mars Direct in Capricorn 8/27: Searching For Inspiration

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On Monday, August 27, Mars will station direct completing its retrograde through the last part of Aquarius and the first two degrees of Capricorn.  Mars is the planet associated with that which we desire most in life. It is the craving we must satisfy and the lover we lust for passionately. It is the drive to make our dreams tangible, the bravery to confront one’s fears.  It is seemingly unconquerable. Like adrenaline, Mars is the strength and energy to persevere and survive when the odds are stacked against you.

With Mars retrograde the last two months, it is likely these aspects of our lives and of ourselves, have turned inward for a period of internal review and soul strengthening. Its lessons presented themselves as obstacles, such as the inability to express oneself accurately, difficulties connecting with one’s passions, or inhibited creative or sexual release. Its lessons also likely inspired a…

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Health and Diet | Drink This Ginger-Turmeric Combo Before Bed To Reduce Inflammation And Never Wake Up Tired Again

If you want to naturally energize your body, help sleep, and fight inflammation in the body, you are in the right place! Being powerful superfoods used for millennia, ginger and turmeric will improve health in a number of ways, soothe pain, treat inflammation, relax your body, and boost your energy levels! This natural elixir is […]

Source: Drink This Ginger-Turmeric Combo Before Bed To Reduce Inflammation And Never Wake Up Tired Again – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 29, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 29, 2018 — anuttara — an + uttara = nothing + higher, without a superior, incomparable, second to none, unsurpassed, excellent, preeminent, the unexcelled

Yassa selūpamaṃ cittaṃ, ṭhitaṃ nānupakampati,
virattaṃ rajanīyesu,
kopaneyye na kuppati:
Yassevaṃ bhāvitaṃ cittaṃ,
kuto taṃ dukkhamessatī?

Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved,
dispassionate for things that spark passion,
unangered by things that spark anger:
When one’s mind is developed like this,
from where can there come suffering & stress?

Udāna 4.34
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hau’oli aloha Pō’akolu


Maika’i kākahiāka i na mea a pau ʻia ōukōu maikāʻi poe ʻŌhana a me Hoaloha. Kona kupanaha Pō’akolu. E aloha ōukōu makemake e ʻike i loko ʻo ke ʻao nei!  Ī kā pomaikā’i o kā lā.  Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.

Good morning, beautiful family and friends!  It’s wonderful Wednesday.  Be the aloha you wish to see in the world! Have a blessed day.  Peace be with you.

Card of the Day – 4 of Pentacles – Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

As this next phase of your journey is underway, what parts of your life are you keeping? So much has happened over the last two to six months, that the landscape of your path has changed drastically. With each passing day you will be moving forward, slowly at first, but the pace will continue to escalate over the next six weeks.

Generally, when we see the 4 of Pentacles, it refers to greed, miserliness, and a lack of flexibility with one’s position. However, you are in a position now to create the life of your dreams. It is not in your best interest to maintain the same stance as you had say, six months ago. But, while five eclipses and many retrogrades have spun you around a few times, they have not stripped you of every part of your existence. You do get to decide where you go from here…

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Hawaiian Sovereignty | KE AUPUNI UPDATE – AUGUST 2018

KE AUPUNI UPDATE – AUGUST 2018 – http://FreeHawaii.Info

#HawaiianKingdom #FreeHawaii #KeAupuni #LeonSiu #GoHawaii#LetHawaiiHappen

By H.E. Leon Kaulahao Siu – Minister of Foreign Affairs – The Hawaiian Kingdom

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono.

The Quick Fact Series


The Campaign to Free Hawai`i

• Upon realizing that our country, the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands still exists and that the United States had for years been operating unlawfully in our country, many of us embraced our Hawaiian nationality and began working to free ourselves and our country from US encroachment and encampment. What eventually emerged is what is called, The Campaign to Free Hawai`i.

• The Campaign to Free Hawai`i works to – 1. expose the fraud perpetrated by the United States; 2, demand the US withdraw from operating in our country and, 3. bring about a peaceful and orderly transition to reactivate our Kingdom.

• The Campaign to Free Hawai`i welcomes all the peoples — whether living in the Hawaiian Islands or elsewhere — to join us in putting our hearts and minds together in the reactivation of the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign state.

• We Hawaiians call on all Americans to urge their President, Donald J. Trump, to agree to a peace treaty with the Hawaiian Kingdom for the normalization and resumption of proper, friendly relations between our countries.

• We Hawaiians call on the global community to support freedom for Hawai`i and we invite countries from around the world to revive and honor existing treaties and agreements to normalize relations with our Hawaiian Kingdom.

Next Quick Fact coming soon.

Malama pono,
Leon Siu

Current Events | The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD

In one of the most shocking science videos you’ll see this year, molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the […]

Source: The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 28, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 28, 2018 — nirupatāpa — untroubled, without vexation

Pāpañce puriso kayirā,
na naṃ kayirā punappunaṃ.
Na tamhi chandaṃ kayirātha,
dukkho pāpassa uccayo.

Should a person commit evil,
let one not do it again and again.
Let one not find pleasure therein,
for painful is the accumulation of evil.

Dhammapada 9.117
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Your Medicinal Herb Garden

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what herbs would I recommend for a small medicinal herb garden or for someone just starting out so they don’t get overwhelmed. So that’s what I’m going to cover today. Of course, I don’t know everyone’s specifics. I will have to make a few assumptions – there will be plenty of sun, access to water, and the soil is healthy. One other important point is that these are herbs I believe allow for a beginner herbalist to begin treating their family with, they are also good for more advanced herbalists (for instance, I use chamomile in many preparations because it’s good for so many things). I’m hoping this will enable more and more individuals to grow their own “farmacy”!

chamomile plantMatricaria recutita – Chamomile

Like I mentioned before, I believe Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)  to be one of the most important…

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Making Sense of Medicinal Plant Research

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Anyone who claims that “there’s no scientific evidence to support herbal medicine” clearly hasn’t been paying attention. Scientists have conducted hundreds of thousands of scientific studies on medicinal botanicals, and this data complements our long tradition {several millennia} of using plants safely as medicine. But to the general public and budding herbalists, this research seems locked away in a world of science, out of reach to the everyday person. The truth is, anyone can access the majority of this research. Once you get over a bit of a learning curve, you will better develop your understanding of healing plants and boost your science savvy.

Most of the scientific research you hear about in mainstream media comes through a filter. Some outlets are impartial, others incredibly biased, with the goal of either boosting herbal product sales or convincing you that herbs offer no value. By assessing the studies for yourself, you…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 27, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for August 27, 2018 — sītibhāva — cold, cool + condition, nature, becoming = to become cooled, calm, tranquillized

Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve
apassaṃ udayabbayaṃ
ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo
passato udayabbayaṃ.

Better it is to live one day
seeing the rise and fall of things
than to live a hundred years
without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.

Dhammapada 8.113
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita