Daily Words of the Buddha for January 25, 2023

Attanā hi kataṃ pāpaṃ, attanā saṃkilissati;
attanā akataṃ pāpaṃ, attanāva visujjhati.
Suddhī asuddhi paccattaṃ:
nāñño aññaṃ visodhaye.

By doing evil, one defiles oneself;
by avoiding evil, one purifies oneself.
Purity and impurity depend upon oneself:
no one can purify another.

Dhammapada 12.165

Astrology January 23-29 dreamy love time and breaking free

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Happy Aquarius RARE Dark Moon and The Chinese New Year of the Black Water Rabbit because In Chinathe color of water is actually black. That’s why it’s a “Black Rabbit” year. Water means fortune and this year portends lots of fortune and fertility.

JAN. 22 URANUS TURNS DIRECT at 14 degrees 57’Taurus

and TECH stuff starts to work. I experienced it myself within 12 hours. The PayPal buttons which have been unfixable for months -a fter three calls with PayPAL managed to get them to work now YAY.

FROM THIS DATE UNTIL APRIL 21 FOR 3 MONTHS ALL PLANETS MOVE DIRECT

JAN. 24 AQUARIUS SUN SEXTILE JUPITER IN ARIESexpand your mind, wake up to the Revolution.

JAN. 26 VENUS ENTERS PISCESAT 6:33 pm PST /9:33 PM EST

READ ABOUT VENUS IN PISCES she was in the last idealistic, soul mate sign 2 years…

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Reiki |  Energy Healing and Meditation Session

8 hours of music for the practice of Reiki and Meditation. This music was created to increase and facilitate thoughts control during reiki treatment or meditation. Namaste

00:00:00 Reiki Music, Energy Healing, Nature Sounds, Zen Meditation, Positive Energy, Healing Music https://youtu.be/x7e2Dm5WdNg

02:15:36 Reiki Music, Energy Healing, Zen Meditation, Reiki Healing, Positive Energy, Chakra, Relax https://youtu.be/A9yjPSbn4Qg

04:38:35 432 Hz Cleanse Negative Energy, Reiki Music, Healing Meditation, Energy Cleanse https://youtu.be/pF5xXy-6drI

06:39:41  Reiki Music, Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Cleansing, Angelic Healing https://youtu.be/Igw32MXr28E

Matt Kahn | What Is Truth?

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Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the fertile soil through which life’s highest expansion is inspired by the circumstances coming and going. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is a space of equality where each difference is accepted as a means of serving the needs and aspirations of all. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the love within all that makes everything right through a remembrance of interconnection.

Truth is not a side you can take.

Truth is the very breath you breathe offering nourishing support to resolve the hunger aching in every heart. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the liberation freeing you from your own unending process, offering the opportunity to contribute in the lives of those deficient of the basic needs you may have never gone without. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the evolution of Spirit— made manifest into form by the contributions you make. Whether in this breath or each moment throughout, may you deepen your connection with the glory of truth by becoming the grace of inspired action you yearn to see in our world.

Please enjoy the new video posted below, a new event announcement, and I’m so excited to be diving deeply with you all in round #2 of the online course Healed to Completion. I’ve added 3 live Q&A calls to it to offer even more support.

As always, if we look for the good in life, we can see it all around us. I’m here with you all the way.

All for Love,

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Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 22, 2023

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Mother Mary’s message for you

I’m holding your hand, even though you can’t see me. I’m communicating to you via your heart, even if you can’t hear me.I’m never from your side, my child. I am constantly with you offering you compassion, wisdom, and safety. You are mine always. I couldn’t stand being separated from you. Please accept my words of peace and healing right now.

I have always loved you. Even when you were a tiny baby, I was there. I am with you through good times and bad. My love for you never wavers so you are never alone. Have faith that still waters are ahead of you. There is to be no suffering or negativity. I am here for you forever!

What you need to know

Our Lady of Comfort sends you healing angelic energy. She is standing by your side always. If you’ve ever questioned if the Divine is real, if you’ve ever experienced a clear heavenly connection, Our Lady Of Comfort’s oracle verifies it. Beautiful experiences are set to come your way soon. You will be receiving such heavenly gifts that you will feel reborn in many ways.

If you’ve been experiencing the reverse problem, such as finding it difficult tough to feel positivity, pleasure or contentment for a long time, or if you are finding it difficult to practice meditation or communicate with yourself or your spirituality, Our Lady Of Comfort is reassuring you that’s she’s with you and that things will get better.

Prayer for healing

If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, either physical or emotional, and has not found peace, please pray to the heavenly Mother Mary, Our Lady Of Comfort, for spiritual blessings and heavenly comfort. With kindness and tenderness, Our Lady will provide what is most beneficial when the time is right. And, you may absolutely ask for her assistance for yourself and any other people you are concerned about.

When you are ready, say out loud, “I call on the Holy Mother to provide me with heavenly protection, love and healing energy. Bless me with your comfort as I walk through each day with you by my side. I fear nothing because I know I am protected and adored.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 20, 2023

Sabbe tasanti daṇḍassa.
Sabbesaṃ jīvitaṃ piyaṃ.
Attānaṃ upamaṃ katvā;
na haneyya na ghātaye.

All tremble at punishment.
Life is dear to all.
Put yourself in the place of others;
kill none nor have another killed.

Dhammapada 10.130
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 14, 2023

Kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ,
saṃyojanaṃ sabbamatikkameyya.
Taṃ nāmarūpasmimasajjamānaṃ
akiñcanaṃ nānupatanti dukkhā.

One should give up anger, renounce pride,
and overcome all fetters.
Suffering never befalls one
who clings not to mind and body and is detached.

Dhammapada 17.221
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Good Eats | Tennessee Peach Pudding 

How to make Tennessee Peach Pudding …

 

Ingredients:

Filling:
° 5 peach cups, peeled and cut into fresh or frozen cubes
° 2 cups flour for all purposes
° 1 cup sugar
° 1 cup full fat milk
° 4 teaspoons baking powder
° 1teaspoon sea salt
° 1 teaspoon cinnamon
° 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
° 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Topping:
° 3/4 cup brown […]

Source: Tennessee Peach Pudding – Easy Recipes

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 09, 2023

Attā hi attano nātho;
ko hi nātho paro siyā?
Attanā hi sudantena,
nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ.

One truly is the protector of oneself;
who else could the protector be?
With oneself fully controlled,
one gains a mastery that is hard to gain.

Dhammapada 12.160
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Matt Kahn | Do You Ever Feel Invisible?

All too often, being loved bombed with superficial approval is equally as unfulfilling as being on the receiving end of criticism. In either case, it feels as if the experience is more about the other person than having anything to do with you. This can leave you feeling lonely and invisible since the true gift yearning to be received is a reflection of understanding from another person’s viewpoint. In truth, you may seek to know how clearly others understand you in an attempt to have a better understanding of yourself. And so, when someone who doesn’t fully understand themselves seeks to find a greater understanding of self in the misunderstandings being worked out in others, only greater confusion, sadness, and disappointment may be found.

Once you truly understand who you are, why you are here, and exactly all that you came to do within the framework of your individual form, you are able to connect and communicate with others—whether you are seen, heard, valued, overlooked, ignored, or denied. While you may not choose to nurture these types of one-sided connections on a regular basis, when such interactions are meant to occur, you can communicate from a space of sovereignty and safety that frees you from the burden of expectation. This is why you inevitably learn to be the source of your own deepest understandings of self. It occurs by turning attention inward toward the sacred practice of loving self-care. For if you don’t fully understand yourself on the deepest possible level, then perhaps you are the very mystery and adventure you came here to explore.

In this moment and in each breath throughout life, may you deepen your understanding of self as the mystery of existence that all dimensions, time, and space celebrate as the magnificent work of art known as you. When life is more of a mystery to explore and less of a constant point to prove, it is so much easier to be connected and engaged with the sacred truth of reality—revealing itself in you.

I bow to the truth that you are and honor the light you shine—no matter how often or infrequently it enters your awareness. As always, this is only the beginning of life’s most immaculate awakening. Like a gift being opened by the hands of the Cosmos where you are revealed as the present being received.

All for light. All for life.

All my love, Matt

Lilith, drama in Fiery Leo, Venus Retrograde, patriarchy is toast

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

January 9- October 6 Lilith the Queen of the dark feminine, she of sacred menstrual blood, independent, refusing to be less than any man a true matriarchal queen most rejected of divine feminine energies will proudly pure roar like Durga and party on as the Scarlet woman, the lady in red, wearing her heart on her sleeve, and putting all mysogynist patriarchal assesses in their place with one fell swoop of her claws. Laughing all the way.

Just as Greta thundberg put that Twit whatever his name is Tate to shame in one fell tweet, in response to his verbose limp show of masculinity via a very expensive multi horse powered gas guzzler intended as a threat to miss climate change (greta bless her teenage soul works for the WEF) responded sardonically with please send me more pics, email me at little dickenergy@getalife.com

It was very funny. Tate then dozed…

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Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 8, 2023

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“Our Lady of Soul Birth”

Mother Mary’s message for you

Although you may have sometimes felt that you are alone, this has never been so, my dear one. We have never been separated – not for a minute. When you are happy, I am happy. When you cry tears of sadness, so too do I weep. Throughout your journey I have held you in my loving arms. Have faith that nothing can ever change this. You are safe with me always!

I accept you for everything that you are, my child. You can be yourself with me because I am your mother and I know who you are. When you are unhappy within yourself, it makes me unhappy too. Similarly, when you love yourself I feel so happy! So, just love yourself, love the world and continue to love me. You are the light that this planet needs to thrive. Always remember this!

What you need to know

The journey of the soul is never simple or easy. As well as the good times, there are also the not-so-great ones to deal with. However, for all the grief, upset, shame and guilt, there is always that flip side. Pure joy, happiness and laughter make you the wonderful being you are. You are the sum of all your experiences so you should honour both these and yourself.

You see, it is only through being whole that we are capable of allowing the divine to manifest through us. So, to fully live, it’s crucial to open up your heart and your soul to Mother Mary and to all the blessed miracles she wishes to bestow upon you. Have faith that through this you will become an instrument of her grace!

Prayer for healing

Close your eyes as you imagine that you are brimming full of the golden light of Mother Mary. You can feel pure happiness and joy enveloping you. You are both laughing together as you enjoy every precious moment! This is truly blissful.

When you are ready, say the following, “Beautiful Mother, burning bright with your heavenly goodness, we are both one together! Be with me throughout everything that I do. Provide me with everything I need to become the best me I can be. I ask for you to always provide my soul with your nourishing love and light!”

Ayahuasca compilation – Shamanic meditation music #music #meditation #shaman #egodeath #healing

** What is actually Ayahuasca and what its ceremony includes **

An Ayahuasca Ceremony is an opportunity to receive treatment for the spirit and take part in your own healing. Ayahuasca ceremony participants arrive in the early evening, as ceremonies are held at night. Participants arrive before the ceremony begins to show respect for the healer, or curanderos, leading the ceremony. The Maestro curanderos first prepares for the ceremony, after introductions, if necessary. Preparation includes cleaning of the space and implements with mapacho tobacco, prayers, and other blessings. The ceremony begins after preparation of the space and ceremonial tools.

 

** Music in ceremony **

Songs are an important part of healing experience, and curanderos use healing songs called “icaros”. These songs help curanderos to communicate with spirits and ask for help in healing treatments for the patients. Each icaro has a specific purpose in the healing process. Curanderos sing to open every ceremony, inviting spirits to be present in the ceremony in order to perform healings. The curandero sings throughout the ceremony as the patients navigate their own experiences. The curanderos also use the icaros to raise and lower the intensity of the experience.

 

** Closing the Ayahuasca Ceremony **

The ceremony ends with an icaro to close the healing circle. The curandero also provide patients with protection from spiritual vulnerability before they leave the ceremony. After the end of the ceremony, lights are lit and brief discussion takes place before people leave to go to sleep.

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 08, 2023


Mettañca sabbalokasmi,
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ:
Uddhaṃ adho ca tiriyañca,
asambādhaṃ averamasapattaṃ.

With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a limitless heart:
Above, below, & all around,
unobstructed, without hostility or hate.

Sutta Nipāta 1.150
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Sweet Potato Muffins

Cook Plant Meditate

We are absolutely killing it in gorgeous sweet potatoes this year!  So much abundance….

This recipe is an adaptation of a Pumpkin Bread recipe I received from my friend Vicki some years ago.  These muffins are a real crowd pleaser and are a great use of cooked sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Muffins

1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
3 cups cooked, peeled sweet potato (roughly 3 medium sweet potatoes)
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line muffin tins with cupcake liners

Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.

On medium high speed, cream together sugars, salt and butter until…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 07, 2023

Attānaṃ ce tathā kayirā;
yathāññamanusāsati,
sudanto vata dametha.
Attā hi kira duddamo.

One should do what one teaches others to do;
if one would train others,
one should be well controlled oneself.
Difficult, indeed, is self-control.

Dhammapada 12.159
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Theosophy | INDIVIDUATION AND INITIATION – II

 In the ancient schools one would not be allowed to begin serious study of yoga until one had mastered one’s temper. In the school of Pythagoras candidates were tested from the first day in regard to their personal vulnerability. That was the stringent standard of all schools preparing for the mysteries of initiation. The laws have not changed even though the external rules may seem to have been modified. It remains an inescapable fact of Nature and karma that if one loses one’s temper even after a lifetime of spiritual development, one’s progress is destroyed in a single mood. Like a city or a work of art, the time to construct is long, but destruction can be swift. One has to think out one’s true internal and external state of being, even if one goes to the Tolstoyan extreme of seeing every kind of fault in oneself. Tolstoy did not do this out of pride but rather because he was so thoroughly honest that he simply could not think of a single fault in anyone else which he could not see present in himself. This sense of commonality, rooted in ethical self-awareness, leaves no room for judging anyone else or for running away from anyone because one sees that the whole army of human foibles is in oneself, and that every elemental is connected with internal propensities in one’s astral form. To think this out Manasically is crucial in the Aquarian Age. The wise disciple will recognize that thoroughness, urgency and earnestness are quite different from fatuous haste and impulsiveness. Even if it takes months and years to think out and learn to apply the elementary axioms of the Science of Spirituality, it is necessary to be patient and persistent, rather than revel in fantasies that leave residues in successive lives. When something so obvious which one can test and comprehend is taught, this is an opportunity for growth which demands honesty in thought and intelligence in response. To receive the timeless teaching in this way enables the self to be the true friend of the Self. Not to do this is one of the myriad ways in which the self becomes the enemy of the Self because it is afraid of facing the facts and the laws of nature connected with relations and patterns in the vestures. Self-regeneration is a precise science and it is possible to test oneself in a manner that fosters sophrosyne.

 This spiritual intelligence test is not a matter of making some sweeping moral judgement about oneself, because that will have no meaning for the immortal soul. It would simply not be commensurate with eighteen million years of self-conscious existence. It is really a waste of time to say “I’m no good, I’m this kind of person, I’m bound to do this.” Such exclamations are absurd because they do not account for the internal complexity and psychological richness of sevenfold man, let alone the immensity of the human pilgrimage. It is more important to understand and recognize critical incipient causes, to see how the karmic process takes place, and to arrest the downward slide into fragmented consciousness. To do this firmly with compassion at the root, one has to meditate upon some fundamental idea. One might benefit from the golden example set by disciples who practise the precept: “All the time everything that comes to me I not only deserve but I desire.” This form of mental asceticism is the reverse of psychic passivity and self-indulgent fatalism. It is a clear and crisp recognition that there is karmic meaning to every single event, that nothing is unnecessary even though one may not yet know what its meaning is. Ignorance of the process of adjustment of internal and external relations is merely a reflection of the limitation of one’s own growth at the level of lower mind. To accept totally one’s karma is like a swimmer recognizing the necessity of accepting the tidal currents of the ocean. A swimmer is not doing a favour to the ocean by accepting its sway. Deliberate and intelligent acceptance of oceanic currents is the difference between drowning and surviving.

 When it comes to karma on the causal plane with reference to human consciousness and invisible forces, the same principle applies. That is why Buddha said, “Ye who suffer, know ye suffer from yourselves.” Though the teaching seems obvious when stated, it must really be thought through at the core of one’s being if one is going to alter the karmic tendencies of the forces at work. One must ask whether the whole of one’s being is cooperating with the totality of one’s karma. Unless one engages in this meditation and willingly accepts all karma even though one does not understand most of it, no regrets or resolves will make any difference. The constant task of learning, which is a matter of activating and sensitizing all the centres of perception, has an intimate bearing upon diminishing the range and reach of the irrational in one’s responses to life. There is a direct connection between the kundalini force of adjustment of internal and external relations, which moves in a curved path, and the karmic predominance of the various elemental powers in the human constitution. In the words of Hermes Trismegistus:

 All these Genii preside over mundane affairs, they shake and overthrow the constitution of States and of individuals; they imprint their likeness on our Souls, they are present in our nerves, our marrow, our veins, our arteries, and our very brain-substance . . . at the moment when each of us receives life and being, he is taken in charge by the genii (Elementals) who preside over births, and who are classed beneath the astral powers (Super-human astral Spirits). They change perpetually, not always identically, but revolving in circles.

Ibid., i 294

 Throughout the cyclic development of each soul, the proportional composition of the vestures out of the five elements is continually being adjusted. Through the attraction and repulsion of their coessence to the vestures, certain elements become the dominant ruling factors in one’s life. Unless one engages in noetic mental asceticism, one will invariably remain passive to the psychic sway of these irrational forces. Without ratio, harmony and proportion, one cannot employ the vestures as channels for the benevolent transmutation of life-atoms: rather one will needlessly compound the karma of selfishness. The compassionate projection of the spiritual energies of the soul requires that the genii be made subordinate to the awakened Buddhi-Manasic reason. The genii

permeate by the body two parts of the Soul, that it may receive from each the impress of his own energy. But the reasonable part of the Soul is not subject to the genii; it is designed for the reception of (the) God, who enlightens it with a sunny ray. Those who are thus illumined are few in number, and from them the genii abstain: for neither genii nor Gods have any power in the presence of a single ray of God.

Ibid., i 294-295

By the “few in number” is meant those Initiates and Adepts for whom there is no ‘God’ but the one universal and unconditioned Deity in boundless space and eternal duration.

 The truly reasonable part of the soul is extremely important in the Aquarian Age. To think clearly, logically and incisively must be the true purpose of education. To unfold the immense powers of pure thought, the reasonable part of the soul must be given every opportunity to develop so that the irrational side is reduced. Its false coherence must be broken by seeing it causally. One must begin with a willingness to acknowledge it readily, and see that there is no gain in merely pushing it aside. The development of the reasonable part of the soul, which is not subject to the genii, culminates in the reception of the god who enlightens it with a sunny ray, the Chitkala that is attracted by contemplation. Clear, pure reason characterizes the immortal ray which is connected with the star that has its genii, good and evil by nature. The use of reason and clarity of perception in the spiritual and metaphysical sense involves the heart as well as the mind because they cooperate in seeing and thinking clearly. Once this is grasped, one can make a decisive difference to the amount of unnecessary karma involved in one’s irrational emanations and wasteful emotions. One can begin to let go of all that and calmly cultivate the deepest feelings.

 At a certain point it will become natural for the mind to move spontaneously to spiritual teachings and universal ideas whenever it has an opportunity. It would not have to be told, nor would one have to make rules, because that would be what it would enjoy. When it becomes more developed in the art of solitary contemplation, it will always see everything from the higher standpoint whilst performing duties in the lower realm, thus transforming one’s whole way of living. This will make a profound difference to the conservation of energy and the clarification of one’s karma. It will also strengthen the power of progressive detachment whereby one can understand what it means to say that the Sage, the Jivanmukta, the perfected Yogin, is characterized by the golden talisman of doing only what is truly necessary. He only thinks what is necessary. He only feels what is necessary. There is so powerful a sense of what is necessary in the small, but from the standpoint of the whole, that there is no other way of life that is conceivable or imaginable. This internal Buddhic logic can never be understood by reference to external rules and characteristics because one has to come to it from a high plane of meditation and total detachment from the realm of external expression.

 When the disciple is sufficiently self-evolved from within without, then the further individuation of the soul through self-conscious initiations may proceed. Prepared by testing and by trials, the reasonable part of the soul may receive a sunny ray, communicated by its spiritual ancestors, themselves inseparable from the disciple’s own seventh principle. The parentless progenitors of spiritual intelligence or consciousness are known at one level as Bodhisattvas, at another level as Dhyani Buddhas, at still another level as Manushi Buddhas. All of these are spiritual ancestors of what is called Buddhi — individually one’s own intuitive principle, but in a strict philosophical sense the pure vehicle of one universal light. Buddhi as a principle is its emanation, a gift from a Dhyani Buddha or spiritual progenitor. Seen in this way, all the higher principles are pure emanations from spiritual instructors and parents, in the same way that until the age of seven a terrestrial parent is the spiritual and mental progenitor of the thinking of a child. The child’s own intelligence is involved, and children vary in their responses because of accumulated karma. So too with the chela on the Path. The language that parents use, the ideas that they evoke, and their mode of consciousness colour the child’s psyche during the day, giving a certain tone to the environment. Though most parents hardly think deliberately about what is at stake, owing to their lack of knowledge and insight, nonetheless they have the inimitable opportunity of initiating the child into the wise use of its latent powers. This is only an imperfect analogy on the lower plane of differentiated consciousness and everyday relationships between highly vulnerable personalities. It can scarcely intimate the magical privilege of communicating with Adepts and Initiates, and of participating in the compassionate ideation that permeates the magnetic field in which the chela grows. As an immortal soul, each individual is potentially an inheritor of the whole field of human consciousness over eighteen million years; as an initiated chela each may freely assume this sacred birthright as a spiritual inheritor of the parentless Anupadaka.

 The Bodhisattva Path of self-regeneration and of initiation into the mysteries of the higher principles begins and ends with the quickening of the reverential feeling of devotion and gratitude for every single being who ever did anything for oneself. Those who are fortunate enough to perfect that power of endless, boundless gratitude and spontaneous reverence to every teacher they ever learnt from are in a better position to understand how to invoke the highest gift of self-consciousness from the greatest spiritual progenitors. In a fearless way but also in a proper posture of true devotion and reverence, one can invoke the Dhyani Buddhas in dawn meditation, during the day, in the evening and at night, whenever and how often one reaches out in consciousness to them. Before this can be done effectively, one must learn to cleanse the lunar vesture, calm the mind and purify the heart. Every thought or feeling directed against another being makes that heart unworthy to feel the hebdomadal vibration of the Dhyani Buddhas.

 Self-concern pollutes rather than protects. Self-purification and self-correction strengthen the capacity to liberate oneself from the karmic accretions of lives of ignorance and foolish participation in the collective dross. Such are the laws of spiritual evolution that this purification can only proceed through the sacrificial invocation of the whole of one’s karma. Then one can begin to become truly self-conscious in one’s interior relationship to the Dhyani Buddhas, the Daimon, the Genius which can speak to one through the Kwan Yin, the Chitkala, the Inner Voice. Just as a vast portion of the world’s sublimest music is only theoretically available to the average person, the finest vibrations of Akasha-Alaya must remain of little avail to most mortals until they fit themselves to come and sit close to the Teachers of Brahma Vach. “To live to benefit mankind is the first step.”

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Theosophy | INDIVIDUATION AND INITIATION – I

  The Daimones are . . . the guardian spirits of the human race; ‘those who dwell in the neighbourhood of the immortals, and thence watch over human affairs,’ as Hermes has it. In Esoteric parlance, they are called Chitkala, some of which are those who have furnished man with his fourth and fifth Principles from their own essence; and others the Pitris so-called. . . .The root of the name is Chiti, ‘that by which the effects and consequences of actions and kinds of knowledge are selected for the use of the soul,’ or conscience, the inner Voice in man. With the Yogis, the Chiti is a synonym of Mahat, the first and divine intellect; but in Esoteric philosophy Mahat is the root of Chiti, its germ; and Chiti is a quality of Manas in conjunction with Buddhi, a quality that attracts to itself by spiritual affinity a Chitkala when it develops sufficiently in man. This is why it is said that Chiti is a voice acquiring mystic life and becoming Kwan-Yin.

The Secret Doctrine, i 288

 The integral relationship between initiation and individuation can be grasped through the essential logic of the entire process of evolution. From the standpoint of matter, the logic of transformation involves increasing heterogeneity, differentiation and complexity. At the same time, there is a commensurate withdrawal of subjective and spiritual faculties which cannot function freely through limited projections or distorted reflections. The degree of spiritual volition depends upon the texture of the reflecting medium. In the collective thrust of evolution every single life-atom in all the seven kingdoms of Nature is touched by the same primal universal impulse towards self-consciousness. Within the broad perspective and purpose of evolution as a whole, the possibilities of initiation are enriched by individuation at a high level of self-consciousness. Initiation, in its most hallowed meaning, must always involve the merging of minds of Guru and chela into a state of oneness with the ineffable Source of Divine Wisdom. This mystical and magical relation of Manas and Mahat was comprehended and transmitted in secret sanctuaries. It was intimated in the enigmatic etymology of the word Upanishad, ‘to come and sit close’, so that there could be direct communion of minds and hearts. Sacred teachings are conveyed and communicated through the eyes and not merely through words, although mantramic sounds have a sacred and vital function. In the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna’s earnest enquiries and Krishna’s cosmic affirmations and psychological adjustments bring to birth within the mind of the chela the seed of chit, a level of consciousness which negates, transcends, and also heightens individuality. Initiation is the highest mode of individual communication, and it necessarily involves a mystic rapport between one who has gone before and one who is to come after, rather like the magnetic transference between mother and child. Such a relation is inherent in the logic of evolution because, as a result of an extremely long period of evolution, it is impossible to find any mechanical sameness between all human beings. They are identical in their inmost essence but so markedly different in the internal relations of their vestures that there cannot be complete equivalence between any two persons. Hence experience and reflection reveal both the mystery of each individual human being and the commonality of what it is to be human.

 At one level of communication The Secret Doctrine is a metaphysical treatise on cosmic and human evolution. But at another level, for those who are Buddhic, it is not merely a book, but the initiatory presence of the compelling voice of the Verbum or Brahma Vach, reverberating in the society of sages, the Rishis who are of one mind and one lip. For the ardent seeker of Divine Wisdom, The Secret Doctrine is a series of stepping-stones, as the Upanishads and the great scriptures of all times have been, towards initiations into the mysteries of Selfhood. Through ever-renewed contact with the teaching, the chela begins to enact self-consciously and by degrees the realities which ordinary individuals sporadically experience at some level through deep sleep. This process comes alive through prolonged meditation for the sake of universal compassion, making one’s breathing more benevolent for the purpose of elevating all beings in all the kingdoms of Nature. When a person begins to do this, it is the awakening of Bodhichitta, the seed of enlightenment. It is the first step in translating knowledge into wisdom, words into realities, and resolves into actions. Having turned the key of compassion in the lock of the heart, the disciple will come to realize, through inward communication with the Teacher, the fuller meaning of the Upanishads:

Upa-ni-shad being a compound word meaning ‘the conquest of ignorance by the revelation of secret, spiritual knowledge’. . . They speak of the origin of the Universe, the nature of Deity, and of Spirit and Soul, as also of the metaphysical connection of mind and matter. In a few words: They CONTAIN the beginning and the end of all human knowledge. .

The Secret Doctrine, i 269-270

 The practical import of the metaphysical teaching of The Secret Doctrine lies in the fact that the highest spiritual powers are partly used by each human being every day but without fully knowing it. Light is universal, but it makes all the difference whether one has a blurred sense of perception and merely consumes light, or whether one can take a magnifying glass and concentrate light. There are also those who are like the laser beam which can direct a concentrated shaft of light to destroy cancerous cells and produce a range of extraordinary effects upon the physical plane. There is something of kundalini at work in every human being. Electricity and magnetism are sevenfold and work at the highest cosmic level of Akasha, but they also work at the most heterogeneous and diffusive level because everything is electrical and magnetic, from the occult standpoint. The aspirant must grasp, even at a preliminary level, the moral and psychological implications of this metaphysical “power or Force which moves in a curved path” in man and Nature.

 It is the Universal life-Principle manifesting everywhere in nature. This force includes the two great forces of attraction and repulsion. Electricity and magnetism are but manifestations of it. This is the power which brings about that ‘continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations which is the essence of life according to Herbert Spencer, and that ‘continuous adjustment of external relations to internal relations’ which is the basis of transmigration of souls . . .

Ibid., i 293

The two aspects of this omnipresent power mentioned here have to be totally mastered by the initiated yogi in all their possible manifestations. Long before this stage is reached, the disciple must begin to learn to govern these internal and external relations through Buddhi Yoga in order to fulfil the prerequisite conditions of magnetic rapport with a true Teacher of Wisdom.

 The universal process of adjustment of the external to the internal, which leads to involuntary reincarnation for human beings, must be understood in terms of karma. At the most primary level, whenever human beings entertain and succumb to emotional reactions, they establish mental deposits and astral grooves which require many lives for proper adjustment. That is why over eighteen million years so many people approach the Path again and again but stumble and lose their track just as often. They cannot make a fundamental breakthrough even when in the presence of great teaching. For those who have made the teaching an internal living power in their consciousness, this is comprehensible as essential, just as the world seems clear to a child when its eyes are directed to the light of the sun. Whilst this is true for all human souls, the philosophical recognition of how this works is important. Every emotion registers an appropriate record in the astral vesture. It is wear and tear on the linga sharira and is at the expense of something or someone else. Thus selfishness is increased. This is true even if the emotion is benevolent for emotion itself is a form of passivity. Emotion is quite different from deep feeling which is unmodified by cyclic change or external event and is totally independent of outward demonstration. Emotion is like cashing a check: whilst it makes money available, it depletes the account. It is a way of demanding proof. As a form of external indulgence it is a passive fantasy which weighs heavily upon the astral vesture. To that extent it obscures one’s inmost feelings which are detached and compassionate. All the higher feelings are ontologically powerful and at the same time they constitute a pure negation psychologically. Though only an initial understanding of the problem, this is sufficient to explain why merely sitting down to postures and trying to control the external breath by hatha yoga exercises cannot make a significant difference to the inevitable adjustment of internal and external relations inherent in life itself. There is no substitute for facing oneself, asking what one is truly living for, how one is affected by likes and dislikes, and how one’s temper — or sophrosyne — is unbalanced through various irritations.

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Massive X-class Solar Flare blacks out Australia and New Zealand as Sun and earth are closest

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

A BIG Solar flare hits AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND with a blackoutas the earth is at perihelion on January 4 2023 Perihelion Day which occurs about two weeks after every December Solstice, and on this day, Earth’s center is approximately 91,402,500 miles from the sun’s center.

“NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a massivesolar flareon Thursday (Jan 5) at 7:45 p.m. EST (0045 GMT on Jan. 6). The outburst blasted out a glowing-hot plasma dome that lingered above thesunspotAR3182 for over an hour, according toSpaceweather.com(opens in new tab). Because ofthe sun‘s rotation, the lively sunspot will soon face Earth and could continue its explosive activity in the days ahead.”

https://www.space.com/sun-releases-first-massive-solar-flare-of-2023

https://tech.hindustantimes.com/tech/news/solar-flare-strikes-earth-causes-blackout-in-australia-and-new-zealand-71672983648691.html

Apparently a satellite was almost lost. Sending good vibes to those areas on a Full Cancer Moon. I know a lot of astrologers in Aus. Julia Simas of the Cosmic Intelligence…

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Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Cook Plant Meditate

This one’s for our dad, who loves the stuffed mushrooms!

On a recent crab fishing trip, our boat limited out pretty well, despite the new regulations for crab fishing. I made a grubbin’ seafood boil with our bounty. I wasn’t about to let a single bite of seafood go to waste, so with the leftovers I made stuffed mushrooms.

Stuffed Mushrooms

24-ish mushrooms
1 cup full fat mayonnaise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup cooked, diced seafood (here I’m using crab, crawfish and shrimp)
½ teaspoon crushed garlic
¼ cup dried potato flakes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

Remove mushroom stems and rinse mushrooms. Mix all of the other ingredients together until well combined and spoon into mushroom caps. Place mushrooms in pan.

Bake for…

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Cancer Full Moon January 6,2023

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

The first full Moon of the year arrives at 3:08 pm EST/ 6:08 pm EST/ 11:08 pm GMT with the moon at 16+ degrees 22′ of CANCER. The Moon is in her own sign and this means it will be the biggest feels moody, sentimental, family-oriented, women’s children, womb, emotional security and food issues, ancestors and endings, roots, childhood and foundation-centered LUNATION.

FULL MOONs are always completion times. MOON is conjunct ASTEROID ATHENA {Rx} opposite the CAPRICORN SUN of course conjunct Retrograde MERCURY making a T-square to CHIRON the WOUNDED HEALER, music teacher, herbalist renegade, half immortal half-human centaur. Its time to heal our grievances and anger as Prince Harry is acting as Chiron here pouring out his anger, vengencence and telling the Sagittarius Centaur-initiated truth.

The chart is set for Washington DC, with a LEO AC.

Cancer full Moons make us want to crawl into our shells and scuttle…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 06, 2023

Kalyāṇamitto yo bhikkhu, sappatisso sagāravo;
Karaṃ mittānaṃ vacanaṃ, sampajāno patissato;
Pāpuṇe anupubbena, sabbasaṃyojanakkhayaṃ.

When a bhikkhu has good friends, and is reverential and respectful;
Doing what one’s friends advise, clearly comprehending and mindful;
One may progressively attain the destruction of all fetters.

Itivuttaka 1.17
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

SUN trine URANUS on Thor’s Day

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Sun trine Uranus is a bright light on change, chaos, and disruption at 15 degrees most powerful Mid degrees.

The earthy trine benefits mid-degree VIRGO too.URANUS was castrated by SATURN so no too positive a memory in the cellular DNA.

URANUS is freedom, revolution, brilliant ideas, networking, group work, collaborating, hive mind, anything surgical, scientific, hi tech, crypto should be up today. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED with strong and powerful URANIAN currents

It is Thor’s Day too, as is every Thursday sacred to JUPITER. Have a drink of Gin as a toast to Jupiter/Jove/ Zeus/ ODIN.

Doesnt it seem like the Moon’s been in Gemini for a long time? That’s Mars in Gemini almost virtually standstill.

Moon enters her home sign of comfy CANCER at 9:15 am EST

so it’s all home cooking, family, mom, nurturing, hugs, children, sentimentality, staying home, food, comfort, nurturing, moodiness. We are one day away…

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