Daily Words of the Buddha for October 23, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 23, 2020
kalyāṇamitta — a good friend; a person of wholesome qualities who is a good friend esp. in helping one progress spiritually by his/her example and advice

Upanīyati jīvitamappamāyu.
Jarūpanītassa na santi tāṇā.
Etaṃ bhayaṃ maraṇe pekkhamāno,
lokāmisaṃ pajahe santipekkho.

Life is swept along, next-to-nothing its span.
For one swept to old age no shelters exist.
Perceiving this danger in death,
one should drop the world’s bait and look for peace.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.100
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hau’ōli Aloha Pō’alima

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’alima a pau. Kā hopena pūle, ‘ūa ʻanēʻi pela ke hoike nei ī kekāhi lēʻalēʻa ī loko ʻo kā lā me kā ‘ōhana a me nā hōa aloha. Loāʻa he nūi lā. ‘O kā maluhīa nō me ‘oe.

Happy aloha Friday everyone. The weekend is here so lets have some fun in the sun with family and friends. Have a great day. Peace be with you.

Arts & Culture | The Power of Poetry, with William Sieghart, Jeanette Winterson and Helena Bonham Carter

The Power of Poetry, with William Sieghart, Jeanette Winterson and Helena Bonham Carter

For 15 years, the power of the spoken word has been at the heart of Intelligence Squared’s mission. Argument and debate, we believe, can move, persuade and create real change. Now, in these anxious and divided times, we held a special event that celebrated the positive, transformative force of another kind of spoken word – poetry. William Sieghart told the extraordinary story of his bestselling book, The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul. This is no conventional collection but one created from Sieghart’s own, personal experience of prescribing real poems to real people in need. Every poem is matched to a specific condition: fear of the unknown, unrequited love, stagnation, purposelessness, convalescence, oppression.

Joining him in conversation were novelist and poetry devotee Jeanette Winterson. Together they explored poetry’s uncanny ability to calm, console and, above all, connect us to the minds and feelings of others. Finding the right poem at the right moment is not just a problem shared, Sieghart says, but a problem transformed. It is ‘to discover a powerful sense of complicity, and that precious realisation: I’m not the only one who feels like this.’ It is to forge a connection with ‘this stranger who understands – and what results is a sort of peace.’ Bringing the poems to dramatic life were a cast of star actors including Helena Bonham Carter, Sue Perkins, Jason Isaacs and Tom Burke.

Paradigm Shift | On Authenticity, with Matt Kahn

Authenticity is the new awake. It is not an awake spirit in the absence of body or world, but our willingness to integrate our awakening spirit into the body and express our uniqueness fully in the world. When authentic, we are able to experience an entire spectrum of personal expression, whether labeled as good, bad, or otherwise, from the perspective of our inherently liberated all loving intelligence. In authenticity, we welcome life with enthusiasm, while remaining open to the miraculous gifts that each moment provides. As authenticity dawns, we come to see how our most limiting experiences are not based on outcome, but how we respond within and throughout to the circumstances at hand.

When authentic, the worst feelings are not the end result of misfortune, but moments when our most vulnerable responses were left unrecognized or under appreciated. We don’t have to like our experiences to be authentic. We just have to be honest about how things feel. As the heartfelt honesty and courage of true authenticity awakens, we come to see how all things are healed by time, instead of through the instance of your will. From this space, the human experience can be celebrated as the perfection of spirit expressed through the glory of individuality that honors the desire of Truth to know itself in infinite ways.

– Matt Kahn

Daily Words of the Buddha for October 22, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for October 22, 2020
kalyāṇaputhujjana — a person of good habits etc who has not yet attained sotāpatti,
but is aiming at such attainments

Icchāya bajjhatī loko.
Icchāvinayāya muccati.
Icchāya vippahānena
sabbaṃ chindati bandhanaṃ.

With desire the world is tied down.
With the subduing of desire it’s freed.
With the abandoning of desire
all bonds are cut through.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.69
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Energy Update | October 20, 2020

It’s time for you to start seeing things happen. It’s time to start receiving. You had enough lessons. You did the work. You overcame so much. You believed even when it was hard to. You never gave up. You pushed through it all. You’ve been patient long enough. You’ve remained strong through many trails and challenges. Nothing broke you. You still here standing strong. It’s your turn. It’s your time. Something you’ve been working on is finally about to pay off. Never worry, stress, or overthink how everything you’re trying to manifest or waiting to receive will happen for you. Just believe that it will. Believe in it.

Now it’s your turn to start receiving blessings and it is about to happen for you. Things are getting more clear. The answers you need are arriving. The universe is getting ready to make a delivery in your life. In the meantime, celebrate and smile like you’ve already received everything you have been asking for.
There’s great power in believing what you can envision in your mind, not really in what’s happening in front of you. Everything that can happen for you, starts with a single thought. You have to believe in it till it shows up. The more you believe in that thought, the more you will feel it. The more you feel it, the quicker it will manifest it into your reality. You should trust in the greater power that’s constantly aligning everything for you through your visions and inner state of being. Choose to connect with your higher power to guide you through this process of change and receiving.

You will grow stronger everyday, because you trust the energy that sustains you. How can you not trust the source that powers all of life so precisely without a single error? Don’t let fear, negativity, and lower vibrational energy steal your shine. Noticing blessings is just a matter of perspective. See the light in every situation. See what’s moving everything and what’s giving it so much life. Connect with it. Connect with your spirit during this time of great transformations. You’re about to receive in a major way!

Our Story | Gods’ Creation Of Five Different Human Races – Ages Of Man On The Earth And The End Of The World | Ancient Pages

There are many ancient myths and legend about the creation of different human races in ancient times. In Greek mythology, it is described how each human race created by the gods was less advanced than the previous one.

Source: Gods’ Creation Of Five Different Human Races – Ages Of Man On The Earth And The End Of The World | Ancient Pages

Cartomancy | Daily Draw – 10/18/2020

Excerpted from Grace Duong’s “Mystic Tarot”

No, you are not going to die — that’s just a common misconception of the Death card.  Death indicates an end of an aspect of your life, which can range from a job to a relationship.  Death must occur in order for you to have a new beginning, shifting you forward into a transition period of rebirth and renewal.  The cycle off death is quite natural, and can be seen in nature transforming throughout the different seasons.  Like nature, you are also going through a transformation that will be of great significance,  Change is coming, sweeping the past to the side so that you can embrace the opportunities of the future.  Clear the clutter and let go of what is not serving you in order to make room for new life.  When one door closes, another one opens.  There is no life without death.

The Season of the Trooping Faeries | “The Stolen Child” (Faerie Poem), by William Butler Yates

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berries
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of
weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances.
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of
weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of
weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob.

Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping
than he can understand.

Musings …

Barely the day started and… it’s already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it’s already Friday.
… and the month is already over.
… and the year is almost over.
… and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.
… and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
and we realize it’s too late to go back…
So… Let’s try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time…
Let’s keep looking for activities that we like…
Let’s put some color in our grey…
Let’s smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let’s try to eliminate the afters…
I’m doing it after…
I’ll say after…
I’ll think about it after…
We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
Because what we don’t understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold…
afterwards, priorities change…
Afterwards, the charm is broken…
afterwards, health passes…
Afterwards, the kids grow up…
Afterwards parents get old…
Afterwards, promises are forgotten…
afterwards, the day becomes the night…
afterwards life ends…
And then it’s often too late….
So… Let’s leave nothing for later…
Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences,
best friends,
the best family…
The day is today… The moment is now…

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.
So let’s see if you have time to read this message and then share it.
Or maybe you’ll leave it for… ′′ later “…

Runeology | Series:  Unleash Your True Power & Rune Of Magical Defense – DORN Rune (Thor)

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The DORN Rune is assigned to the giant as well as Thor. It is an instinctive force of defense, but also a destructive force, like thunder and lightning. The rune reveals your inner strength with which you can stand against anything. According to shamans, the name “Thor” really comes from the connection between thorn bushes and spiritual authority. 

Magic wands used to be made of blackthorn. Trees with thorns symbolize protection and power. It is an instinctive force of defense, but also a destructive force, like thunder and lightning. The rune reveals to you the inner strength with which you can stand against anything. According to shamans, the name “Thor” really comes from the connection between thorn bushes and spiritual authority. You can find more rune chants on the channel of https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCao0…

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Magic | Witchy DIYs: How to Make Florida Water

If you’ve been in the spiritual community for any amount of time, you have most likely heard of Florida Water. But you may be wondering: what is it? What does it do? Where does it come from? No, it’s not water from the tap of a Florida home in the Southern United States!

It’s comical how many people have this as their first thought, and it does make sense. But what’s really the reason for the name? So today, we’ll go through the history and uses of Florida Water, plus an easy recipe.

What is Florida Water? 

Surprisingly, Florida Water started out as a cologne in 1808 by a New York City perfumer named Robert I. Murray. The name comes from the Spanish word for flower: “flor.” It was adapted for America from a popular German perfume that was created in 1709. It was considered a unisex perfume for its sweet floral and citrus notes, yet strong spicy and herbal notes. In those days, cologne was used to freshen everything, not just to wear on your skin. So it has a long history as a perfume, but where exactly do its magickal uses come in?

Popularly used in Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Santeria, one of the theories is that slaves used it in their magickal practice to hide it from their Christian owners. This is the same reason Hoodoo and Voodoo spells often use the Bible today. Slavery was legal so with no freedom in sight, combining African religions with the American religion forced upon them became a small way they could resist oppression and preserve some of their roots. So as the slaves worked, they used Florida Water to secretly infuse magickal cleansing into all their chores.

Florida Water made itself a staple in some Hispanic spiritual practices but the reason for this is also largely unknown. Another theory is that because of the already established magickal uses of the ingredients of Florida Water, it was a convenient way to access their magickal properties since it was something most people had on hand anyway. To this day it is still easy to find, affordable, inconspicuous, and readily available, so even witches in the broom closet can use it to secretly infuse magick into their daily lives.

Ways to Use Florida Water

The first and most obvious way to use Florida Water is for its original purpose, as cologne. You might use it this way in glamour magick, enchanting it to make you appear more attractive to others. As a face wash, it is said to cure blemishes.  Similarly, Florida Water can be used as an ingredient in a love spell for its inclusion of roses.

*It is highly flammable so be sure to keep away from an open flame and do not use on or around candles.

Many people today still swear by Florida Water as a cure-all remedy. It is unknown why and has not been proven, yet it has stood the test of time. Perhaps it was the original claim that Florida Water was from the Fountain of Youth. Or maybe it is simply magic!

There is no harm in trying it as a way to relieve fatigue, nervous tension, headache, and fever.

Anoint your doorways for cleansing and home protection. The front door is considered the “mouth” of the home in Feng Shui, the place where the energy enters. Anointing with Florida Water will purify the energy that enters and prevent harmful energy from infiltrating your home.

Add to kitchen cleaning products, such as creating a floor wash or an oven cleaner with Florida Water. In Feng Shui, the kitchen is the wealth center of your home and keeping it clean, both physically and spiritually, brings good luck!

When a few drops are added to a chalice of water as an offering to your ancestors, Florida Water gives clearer communication so you can ask for guidance.

Wipe down your altar and all the items on it with Florida Water for spiritual cleansing. Use to clean craft tools before a ritual to cleanse old energy they may be holding onto.

Likewise, you can cleanse yourself with Florida Water before a ritual. It makes a great ingredient to add to a ritual bath.

A small amount added to the water will cleanse and protect.

 

Do-It-Yourself Florida Water Recipe

Though Florida Water is easy to find in most places, it is nearly as easy to make yourself if you have the right supplies. Want to try your hand at making it yourself? Here’s an easy recipe!

 

Items You’ll Need:

1 part vodka
1 part rosewater
1 orange peel
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups fresh herbs of your choice
10 drops each essential oils of bergamot, lavender, lemon, ylang-ylang, jasmine

 

Directions:

There are two different ways you can make this recipe.

The first is to simply add all these ingredients into a large glass container and now you have your own Florida Water!

The second option is if you do not have rosewater or fresh herbs, you can use a few tablespoons of dried roses and dried herbs of your choice and allow to steep in boiled water like an infusion and cover for 20-30 minutes, then add to the vodka mixture in the jar. You can choose from herbs such as basil, hyssop, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass, peppermint, sage, rosemary, depending on your intentions. This recipe is purposely customizable to fit your own magical preferences!

Allow the ingredients to sit in the vodka mixture for a moon cycle. It is great to make it at a full moon and charge it under the moon after you put the ingredients together, or make it at a new moon and charge it under the full moon halfway through the cycle. When it is finished, you can strain the herbs out or use as is!

Have you ever used Florida Water or made your own? Share your favorite ways to use it in the comments!

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Source: Witchy DIYs: How to Make Florida Water

Virgo love time

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

VIRGO which seems to be the most popular Astrology sign to be born in you get all the Love October 2-27 a very speedy Transit. But get it now while you can. Out with the VENUS in LEO drama and the passion and power-mongering, Royalty treatments. It’s all about ME attitude.We need a break from all that LEO drama.

Venus in Virgo, in the 6th house naturally, is in it’s “FALL.”

While VENUS is in VIRGO the sign of Heath and during Covid-19 our worries will pile up especially as Mercury Virgo’s ruling planet turns Retrograde in Scorpio October 13-and backs into Libra turning Direct on November 3rd. Yes more Covid-19 shut downs again.

Virgo rules the Upper digestion so do be careful of what you eat and maintaining good gut health by eating lots of probiotics, and fermented foods and more of a plant-based diet.

Venus in Virgo’s are…

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