Daily Words of the Buddha for March 26, 2019

Dhammapīti sukhaṃ seti
vippasannena cetasā.
Ariyappavedite dhamme
sadā ramati paṇḍito.

One who drinks deep the Dhamma
lives happily with a tranquil mind.
The wise one ever delights in the Dhamma
made known by the Noble One (the Buddha).

Dhammapada 6.79
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Card of the Day – King of Pentacles – Monday, March 25, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

One of the keywords, and probably the one at the top of the list right now, is power…your power. Many of you out there have felt robbed of it, at the very least a little bit cheated, in some way shape, or form. This particular phase of your journey is all about you taking the necessary steps to reclaim your power, and to manifest a new and more secure identity for yourself. If there is anyone who can help you to do this, it would be the King of Pentacles. He is an earthy, grounded fellow, someone who works hard to reap the success of his labors and create the comforts he requires in his life, for both himself and those whom he nurtures. That is his power, often financial, but definitely feeling secure within himself and his surroundings.

Normally, we tend to see this King show up on the…

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Musings …

All of us struggle with our identity. Maybe, we date someone we shouldn’t … maybe, we’re related to someone we wish we weren’t. Maybe, we need rules … maybe, we shun them. Maybe, we need to shake who we always thought we were and try on something new. Maybe, we should loosen up … maybe, we should take a leap … because when we do, maybe we just might surprise ourselves.

Energy Update || All For Love, by Matt Khan

The month of March always represents an auspicious level of initiation for the evolving heart-centered seeker. Using numerology as a guide, March contains a period of activation beginning on 3/12 all the way through 3/21. Each date adds up to 3 on both sides representing the master builder angel number 33. This indicates a month of crucial activations that create building blocks for the embodiment of higher vibrational realities. While such higher realities are revered for the inspiration, elation, harmony, and joy they represent, often times, such frequencies can offer a bit of a challenge as they move into your field. The fact that 2019 adds up to the prime number 3, allows the period between 3/12 to 3/21 to represent a radical period of growth and expansion, particularly in the activation of crystalline DNA. Such DNA gets activated when the light of your consciousness is ready to be fully aware of itself in physical form.

As strands of crystalline DNA get activated through this period of rapid growth and expansion, it transmutes out of your field the outdated 3D carbon-based DNA that has maintained identity with material realities at the exclusion of your soul. Because you have spent the majority of your Earthly life identified with patterns rooted in carbon-based DNA, such layers of transmutation can manifest as fatigue, exhaustion, extreme sensitivities to sound, reactiveness to the ego patterns of others, feeling displaced, scattered, unable to find your center, or focus. I refer to this process of transmuting carbon-based DNA as the phenomenon of cellular purge. During these moments of energetic and existential upheaval, it is crucial to stay hydrated and grounded in present moment awareness.

While next month ushers us into the April showers of renewed creativity, drive, passion, and determination, March urges you to honor the significance of your evolving Mastery by keeping your life as simple as possible. As crystalline DNA gets activated, you may find yourself feeling mentally empty, expanded, or buzzing from a natural high. If identified with mind, the mental emptiness may be perceived as brain fog. As expansion occurs, you are dwelling in the body while perceiving from the outer layers of your energy field. Often times, there is an orientation period where we learn to function as human beings under the heightened levels of awareness many have only accessed during lucid dreaming or deep meditative states. Because these expanded states are rooted in the beingness of light, it can trick your brain into not knowing how to “do” or accomplish tasks when feeling so relaxed, elated, and altered. The key is moving slowly to allow being and doing to unite as one embodied expression of consciousness in action.

This union of being and doing, which highlights the synthesis of crystalline DNA in human form, means you are able to function, but the littlest things may exhaust you, as you adjust to life at a higher altitude of consciousness. Please be kind to yourself and patient with others, as we each develop the endurance to be and do simultaneously, instead of oscillating between being and doing as two opposing states.

The key to this climate of masterful growth and expansion is integration.

This is precisely why I was inspired by the Universe to create the Total Integration Program — to help heart-centered empaths and energetically sensitive souls, such as yourself, adjust to the new 5D reality on a mental, emotional, and energetic level as directly and gracefully as possible. As you are ushered into life in a 5D timeline, more of the outdated 3D imprinting and overlays known as ancestral and familial conditioning continue to drop away and return to Source. Instead of focusing on trying to clear away such conditioning, it is more essential to abide by the laws of 5D consciousness by getting to know life in expanded states of consciousness, so to allow what no longer serves you to dissolve on its own accord. By taking this more integrated approach, you invite the forces of light to work on your behalf to resolve each layer of density.

May this month of 333 activations bring to light more of your spiritual mastery, allowing you to receive the extraordinary gift of perceiving your beauty, uniqueness, and perfection from the perspective of Universal truth. There is so much more to you than meets the eye and now is the time to begin seeing yourself as you truly are. Even as Mercury Retrograde adds another layer of technical glitches and unforeseen setbacks to the depth of masterful evolution occurring this month, it pales in comparison to the infinite power making its presence known as a light waking up within you that cannot play small for even one moment longer.

All For Love,

Matt Kahn

Card of the Day – Knight of Cups – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

This is one of those cards for which everyone waits.  The Knight of Cups brings the promise of romance, but I am not known for saying this to be the case.  It is not to say love is not out there, however, it is important to note, that this guy is a bit of a fanciful daydreamer, and has a tendency to be lost in his own thoughts and illusions, a very Piscean type of fellow, if you will.  So, while he may be out there, he may also be distracted and on an entirely different path, which is currently not showing an intersection with yours.

So, what about all of this Piscean energy, well, thank goodness the Sun has moved into Aries, but you may be hard-pressed to notice the difference.  Today’s Scorpio Moon can work well with the Aries Sun for some action and truth, but it is…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for March 24, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for March 24, 2019 — samatikkamāya — for the overcoming of, passing beyond

Aññā hi lābhūpanisā,
aññā nibbānagāminī.
Evametaṃ abhiññāya,
bhikkhu buddhassa sāvako,
sakkāraṃ nābhinandeyya,

One is the quest for worldly gain,
and quite another is the path to Nibbana.
Clearly understanding this,
let not the monk, the disciple of the Buddha,
be carried away by worldly acclaim,
but develop detachment instead.

Dhammapada 5.75
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Nā Mōʻolēlo | The story of Aliʻi Kaʻiana

Standing six foot two, the muscular, handsome, and charismatic aliʻi Kaʻiana has been described as “surely the most famous Hawaiian in the world when he was killed in the battle of Nuʻuanu in 1795.”* He had traveled to China, the Philippines, and the northwest coast of North America. His travels were chronicled in subsequent books and tales, so his fame spread wide. He was even said to have worn his malo and ʻahuʻula while striding through the streets of Canton/Guanzhou with his ihe in hand. Stories such as these ensured he was the person many foreign voyagers had heard of and would seek out when they came to Hawaiʻi.

Kaʻiana was a Kauaʻi chief, but when his ship returned to Hawaiʻi, he heard that Kaʻeo, the chief of Kauaʻi, bore him ill will, so he went on to Hāna and then Kealakekua. When he returned to Hawaiʻi Island, he was welcomed by Kamehameha upon a fleet of twelve canoes. He became a great favorite of Kamehameha’s, and even led the famed Mahi battalion for a time.

As Kamehameha and his forces sailed to Oʻahu for what would become the Battle of Nuʻuanu, Kaʻiana found himself shut out from Kamehameha’s war council. Accounts vary as to why this took place, from the chiefs merely disagreeing with Kaʻiana’s strategies to Kamehameha’s jealousy over the handsome Kaʻiana’s interactions with Kaʻahumanu.

What the sources, Hawaiian-language and English agree upon, is that Kaʻiana then decided to switch sides and join up with Kalanikūpule of Oʻahu. When he told his wife Kekupuohi what he planned, she tearfully told him that she would remain loyal to Kamehameha, and they parted ways.

Here is the account of his death from the August 24, 1906 issue of the Hawaiian-language newspaper Ka Naʻi Aupuni, followed by a rough translation:

Ua hū aʻela nā pūʻali kaua o Hawaiʻi a me ko Oʻahu nei; me he mea lā ʻo ka hora 9 paha ia o ka lā i hoʻouka ʻia ai ke kaua kaulana ʻo Nuʻuanu. Ua hoʻomaka ʻia aʻe kēia kaua ma nā kī pū kuniahi ʻana a pēlā hoʻi me nā kī pū kau poʻohiwi ʻana ma waena o nā ʻaoʻao ʻelua. A i loko o kēia hoʻouka kī pū pōkā ʻana o nā ʻaoʻao ʻelua, ua ʻoi loa aku ka mākaukau o nā kī pū ʻana a ko Kamehameha mau koa ma mua o ka mākaukau o nā koa o Kalanikūpule; a no ia mea ua nui ka make o ko Oʻahu nei poʻe koa. Aia nā aliʻi wāhine o Hawaiʻi ke kū lā ma ke kahua kaua me kā lākou mau pū kau poʻohiwi a hoʻolele hala ʻole akula i nā pōkā i waena o nā koa o Kalanikūpule.

Aia hoʻi ʻo Kaʻiana me kona akamai nui ke hoʻoneʻe maila i kona mau koa kī pū i mea e hoʻoʻauheʻe ʻia ai ka papa kī pū o nā aliʻi wāhine o Hawaiʻi. A ma waena o ia poʻe aliʻi wāhine ʻo Kekupuohi kekahi, ka wahine a ke aliʻi Kaʻiana.

I loko o kēia neʻe ʻana o ke kaua kī pū ma waena o ka papa koa o Kaʻiana a me nā aliʻi wahine o Hawaiʻi, he mau anana wale nō ke kaʻawale ma waena o Kaʻiana a me kāna wahine, ʻo Kekupuohi, e hāʻawi ana i kona ikaika a pau a me ka ʻeleu nui nō hoʻi a me ke koa wiwo ʻole ma ka ʻaoʻao o Kamehameha, kona haku a ʻo kona aliʻi hoʻi i pili ai kona mau iwi no ke ola a no ka make piha.

Ia wā, ua kū akula ʻo Kaʻiana ʻekolu pōkā ma kona umauma. A me ka wiwo ʻole a me ka makaʻu ʻole nō hoʻi, ua holo maila ʻo ia i mua a hopu lima maoli maila ʻo ia i ka pū a Kuhimana. A ma ia wā ua kī akula ʻo Kalino i kāna pū a kū akula ʻo Kaʻiana ma ka ʻūhā hema (?), a hina ihola ua ʻalihi kaua nui nei o Kalanikūpule. Eia naʻe ʻaʻole ʻo ia i make.

I kēlā wā i ka ʻike ʻana ʻo Kekupuohi, ua hina ihola ʻo ia a hāpai aʻela i ke poʻo o ke kāne; a me nā waimaka e hiolo ana ma kona mau pāpālina, honi ihola ʻo ia (Kekupuohi) i ka ihu o ke kāne. A ʻo ka manawa ia i lele loa aʻe ai ke aho o Kaʻiana, ʻoiai e waiho ana kona poʻo i luna o nā ʻūhā o kāna wahine.

[‘The forces of Hawaiʻi and Oʻahu swelled forth; this was perhaps around 9 o’clock on the day that the famous battle of Nuʻuanu commenced. The battle began with the two sides exchanging volleys of cannon‑ and musket‑fire. And within this clash of gunfire, the skill of Kamehameha’s forces greatly surpassed that of Kalanikūpule’s soldiers, meaning that there were many more casualties among Oʻahu’s people. The aliʻi women of Hawaiʻi were arrayed on the battlefield with their rifles, unerringly firing their bullets into Kalanikūpule’s forces.

Kaʻiana, with his great ingenuity, was moving his infantry so that the firing lines of the chiefly women from Hawaiʻi could be broken. And among these aliʻi wahine was Kekupuohi, his wife.

While the gun battle continued between the ranks of Kaʻiana and the aliʻi women of Hawaiʻi, there came to be only a few armlengths between Kaʻiana and his wife, Kekupuohi, who was giving all of her strength, energy, and courage to the side of Kamehameha, her lord and chief, to whom she had dedicated her bones in life and in death.

It was then that Kaʻiana’s chest was pierced by three bullets. Bravely and without fear, he ran forward and grabbed the gun of Kuhimana. And then Kalino fired his gun, striking Kaʻiana in the left thigh, and Kaʻiana, this war leader of Kalanikūpule’s, collapsed. He did not, however, die.

When Kekupuohi saw Kaʻiana fall, she flung herself to the ground and lifted the head of her husband, and with tears tumbling down her cheeks, she pressed her nose against his. And it was at this moment that Kaʻiana’s last breath took flight, while his head lay resting upon his wife’s ʻūhā, her lap.’]

#MeeMonday #AupuniPalapala

*quote from David Miller’s article from vol 22 of the Hawaiian Journal of History

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 23, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for March 23, 2019 — dhammajīvino — living a life of dhamma

Yassa nittiṇṇo paṅko,
Maddito kāmakaṇṭako,
Mohakkhayaṃ anuppatto
Sukhadukkhesu na vedhatī sa bhikkhū.

That bhikkhu who has crossed the mire,
Crushed the thorn of sensual desire,
And reached the destruction of delusion
Is not perturbed by pleasures and pains.

Udāna 3.22
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

Card of the Day – 6 of Cups – Saturday, March 23, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

Under today’s Scorpio Moon, you may be looking at your past and seeking the truth of it all. Scorpio demands nothing less, and while this card tends to be more reminiscent of fond memories, Mercury is, after all, retrograde. This has been a tough Mercury retrograde for many of you, and the Moon, together with a conjunction which will be occurring between Mercury and Neptune tomorrow, combine to give you a more accurate view of how your past and your future need to differ.

When we see the 6 of Cups, it conjures up childhood memories, and harkens back to more innocent times. Being a Saturday, this is the perfect day to get together with an old acquaintance, and talk about times gone by in your local coffee shop. For more on what I have to say about today, and days to come, check out my video below.

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Hau’ōli aloha Pō’aōno

Aloha kākahiāka e Hau’ōli aloha Pō’aōno nā Kānaka. Aʻia i kā ʻōlelo nō keʻola, aʻia i kā ʻōlelo no ka make. Ō kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Good morning and Happy Saturday, People. In speech is life, in speech is death. In ancient Hawai’i, a kahuna ‘ana’ana could pray someone to death or counter another’s death prayer. The saying tells the Hawaiians that words can either be a source for healing or destroying and so we need to be careful with our words. Peace be with you.

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 22, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for March 22, 2019 — anavajjā — an + avajjā = un + blameable – faultless

Tañca kammaṃ kataṃ sādhu,
yaṃ katvā nānutappati,
yassa patīto sumano,
vipākaṃ paṭisevati.

Well done is that action of doing
which one repents not later,
and the fruit of which,
one reaps with delight and happiness.

Dhammapada 5.68
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Card of the Day – 6 of Swords – Friday, March 22, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

All aboard!  Typically, we see a boat guided by a shrouded figure, with its passengers simply sitting, as if along for the ride.  Now look at this beautiful 6 of Swords image from the Children of Litha Tarot.  Butterflies signal transition, and currently you are in the cocoon stage, riding as a passenger, in search of smoother waters.

Today, the Moon continues in Libra for everyone, fueling the desire to bring balance and fairness to life and relationships.  It will be void-of-course for eight hours before moving into Scorpio.  There will also be today, a conjunction between the Sun and Chiron, highlighting an area of your life which needs healing.  I am concerned for some that when the hesitant energy of the Libra Moon turns void, a depression which is often associated with this card may envelop you.  It truly does not have to be that way…first, remind yourself that…

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The Root Chakra: Muladhara

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The Root Chakra

Muladhara Chakra

Central Theme: Stability, the will to live, self preservation, sense of trust & security, groundedness.

Number of Petals: 4

Colour: Red

Mantra: LAM

Element: Earth

Basic Symbol: Square

Planet: Mercury

Sensory Function: Smell

The Root Chakra is the lowest Chakra and as such is the foundation of all of the other Chakras. Its Sanskrit name is Muladhara, Mula meaning ‘Root’ and adhara meaning ‘Support’. This Chakra is also refered to as the Base Centre, the Tail Chakra, the root centre or the as the first Chakra. Ancient Hindu depictions show the root Chakra as a four petaled flower. These four petals correspond to the four Sanskrit syllables: Vam, am, sham and sam. The primary mantra that is used to activate this chakra is LAM (pronounced LANG). The Root Chakra is associated with the Hindu deities Brahma and Dakini. The Red colour of the root…

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Spring Equinox Heralds Nature’s New Year


March 21 – 3.21 is the first day of our year on the natural cycle.

Today marks the first day that all natural life springs into action, beginning a new cycle of life over the next 12 months.

The first day of SPRING is like the first hour of SUNRISE on a microcosmic scale…

The first day of SUMMER is like the first hour at MIDDAY….

The first day of FALL/AUTUMN is like the first hour of SUNSET…

The first day of WINTER is like the first hour at MIDNIGHT…

Everything is a microcosm of a macrocosm…

Everything in the natural world is perfectly balanced & synchronised.

We do not need to follow the spelling dates of manmade calnders to tell us when, what or how things are…

All we need to do is observe & tune into the natural cycle & order of nature itself.