Buddhism | The Empty Boat

Lesson from a Monk | The Empty Boat …

A monk decided to meditate alone, away from his monastery.
He took his boat out to the middle of the lake, moored it there, closed his eyes and began meditating. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly felt the bump of another boat colliding with his own.

With his eyes still closed, he felt his anger rising, and by the time he opened his eyes, he was ready to scream at the boatman who had so carelessly disturbed his meditation. But when he opened his eyes, he was surprised to find that it was an empty boat that had struck his own. It had probably gotten untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.

At that moment, the monk had a great realization.

If a man is crossing the river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff, even if he is not a bad tempered man, he will not get angry, but if he sees a man on the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear, if the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again and begin cursing, and all because there is somebody in the boat, yet if the boat were empty he would be shouting and not angry, if you can empty your own boat, crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you.

🥀 Chuang Tzu

“Boy Genius” Is Now a Young Man With a Plan to Remove All Plastic From Oceans by 2050 – Healthy Food House

We can do wonders if we decide to never stop dreaming. The dream of a young boy, Boyan Slat, eventually resulted in an invention that taught the entire world a lesson and can combat one of the main problems of modern society- plastic pollution. At the age of 18, the young genius launched a nonprofit […]

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Paradigm Shift | The Reset, by L’Aura Pleiadian

The RESET

Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon, January 10th, 2020 ~ The RESET

This PROFOUND Full MOON in Cancer and LUNAR Eclipse is on January 10th, 2020 at 1:21 pm AST.

Are you ready for your RESET and living through your heart?

Your heart is the space to live through as powerful forces, unleashed through the subconscious and collective, present themselves. Those standing powerfully in the eternal will experience a reset and live through higher levels of their heart and love.

Those immersed in fear, will still experience the moment to moment heart awareness and opportunities to enter love more deeply.

All love starts with self-love! Being present NOW and your heart is the only eternal refuge, as all unfolds.

This Lunar eclipse is opposite Mercury. Be consciously aware that clear communication through your heart as the only true connection which goes beyond words. This connection is first with YOU to you. Do you know yourself? What triggers you and why? Are you paying attention?

This Lunar eclipse opposite Saturn~ for those not in their heart, depression, negative thinking, victim consciousness, is all up to BE PRESENT with. So as to be become more aware of all memories that are awaiting YOUR conscious love.

This powerful Lunar eclipse opposite Pluto ~ may bring up with great intensity drama, non gratefulness, jealousy, living through masks, SO as to bring to conscious LIGHT THROUGH THE HEART ~ so as to love yourself MORE.

The Lunar eclipse trine Neptune, lends the graceful gentle help of OPENING your heart more.

All of this continues what began with the Powerful New Moon and new Eclipse cycle, lasting 6 months.

So, where are you at within you? Do you love yourself? Or do you just say you do? Do you know what that means to fully love yourself?

Being filled with love is the most MAJESTIC, Glorified and beautiful WAY to forever BE. This love way of being is what all of the Angels, Ascended Masters, Creator Gods, ALL Beings of Divine Light ARE ~ Being consciously. This is what you are eternally and now uniting WITH consciously. AS all that is not yet loved, is loved within you.

Remembering Venus ~ LOVE is what this is all about.

This is your RESET and your Ascension experience!

The shift in each being is to the awareness of what they ARE. The power of creation is PURE LOVE and it is the substance of creation itself.

IN this Love We activate you now! Feel through your HEART and receive now ❤

DIY Projects | Here’s How to Turn Your Baby’s Clothes Into Keepsake “Memory Bears”

The teddy bear you see below started out as a onesie. It was made out of a crafting project called memory bear, where your baby’s onesie can be turned into a cuddle buddy once they’ve outgrown that cute outfit. It’s a great keepsake for moms especially if it holds a special memory, like a hospital … Here’s How to Turn Your Baby’s Clothes Into Keepsake “Memory Bears” … Read More »

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Astrology | 2020 Cancer Full Moon Eclipse in Ox Month

Susan Levitt

lunar eclipse info  Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

January 10 2020 is a full Moon eclipse in Cancer. Water sign Cancer rules the 4th house of home and family. This eclipse is time to shine light on your home and living situation, to focus on self care, and care of family. Cancer is the astrology that rules the Moon, making this full Moon easier to get in touch with feelings. The full Moon eclipse trines Neptune in Pisces for increased sensitivity and imagination.

The full Moon eclipse is opposite the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in Capricorn. Earth sign Capricorn rules the 10th house of work and career. So there could be a question of how to balance Cancer nurturing with Capricorn career obligations. People could be carrying too many burdens, or the burdens of others, especially now during the peak of Ox lunar month.

Slow, strong, and steady is how…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Clinical Efficacy of Bitter Orange Aromatherapy for Premenstrual Syndrome

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects up to 40% of reproductive-age women worldwide. PMS symptoms include irritability, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and bloating in the days before menstruation begins. Bitter orange (Citrus × Aurantium, Rutaceae) has traditionally been used as a carminative, antiemetic, antidepressant, anxiolytic, analgesic, and sedative and to treat headache, inflammation, insomnia, and uterine prolapse. Previous clinical studies have shown aromatherapy with essential oils (EO) from bitter orange flowers can reduce stress and menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women and reduce pain and anxiety in women in labor. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of bitter orange EO aromatherapy on PMS symptoms in young women.

The trial was conducted at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran from March 2016 to February 2017 with female medical students from the university. Participants were included if they had moderate to severe PMS symptoms (scores…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Cannabis and the Incidence of Psychotic Disorder – A Multi-cohort Study

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While cannabis (Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae) prohibition is being discarded by many nations, epidemiological studies and biological evidence continue to report links between its use and psychotic disorder (PD). A meta-analysis reported a dose-response link, with the highest risks of PD among people with heaviest cannabis use. It is unclear whether cannabis use affects the incidence of PD. It is often used by individuals to self-treat psychiatric symptoms, as is also seen with other drugs and alcohol.

The European Network of National Schizophrenia Networks Studying Gene-Environment Interactions (EU-GEI; May 1, 2010 – May 1, 2015) sought to identify genetic, clinical, and environmental factors involved in the development, severity, and outcome of psychosis. As part of the EU-GEI, the authors describe differences in cannabis use across sites, identify measures of use with the strongest impact on PD rates across sites (assuming causality), calculate the population attributable fraction (PAF) for patterns…

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Daily Meditation

You are not a solid. You are a vibration. You are an energy field that has connections to absolutely all other energy fields in the universe. You are connected to them through a series of orders of magnitude and, shall we say, reality, that are understandable only from the larger viewpoint.

Many times within the life experience you will not be able to see how a certain situation could possibly be one in which love abides. But this is always the question to turn to, that one offered by the ones of Ra:

“Where is the love in this moment?”

This is a question that is always productive, that one may ask the self in a crux in the present. And by finding where the love lies for you in this moment and placing yourself there, there is how you affect the future. You are choosing what you desire because you desire it. That is understood, but in terms of responding to that which is given you have the skill and you have the chance at each offering to ask the self, “Where is the metaphysical structure of this moment? What speaks to me from a larger point of view that really informs the situation for me?”

– Q’uo, The Law Of One

Golden Retriever Comes Home With A Baby Koala Whose Life She Just Saved – Healthy Food House

Dogs are super cute and loyal and loving and caring and funny and.. OK, stop me! And koalas are adorable! Can you imagine having these two at home? Where the party’s at? Only in Australia! Kerry McKinnon enjoyed her life with her Golden retriever, Asha. But one morning, a surprise waited for her! Her husband […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Deep Breathing for Lung Cleansing

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Oxygen Helps With Lung Cleansing

Oxygen is, by far, the most vital component humans need to live. We can go weeks without food, days without water, but only a few minutes without air. To get the most out of oxygen, it’s imperative our lungs are functioning properly. Every cell in the human body requires oxygen and, although it seems like an autonomous function, deep breathing exercises can be done to help clear out toxins that may have built up in the lungs which can help improve lung performance and clear airways. Deep breathing gets more nourishing oxygen into your body. Blood that is rich in oxygen will help you feel better and give you more energy. Deep breathing also reaches the deepest depths of your lungs and helps to expel and break up residue.

Shallow Breathing vs. Deep Breathing

Although the average human lung capacity is about 6 liters of air, we…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Lung Cleansing Benefits of Lungwort and Osha Root

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Lungwort, also known as lungwort leaf or Pulmonaria officinalis, is a natural plant that has been used around the world for a variety of respiratory ailments, including coughs, colds, bronchial detoxification and catarrhal problems. Lungwort is found in native damp habitats and coastal areas in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. Because it’s very sensitive to environmental toxins, the areas in which it is found are typically unpolluted old forests, and thus, the presence of lungwort is often a good indicator of an ecosystem’s health.

A Brief History of Lungwort

In the early 1600s, a theory known as the “Doctrine of Signatures” was widely accepted. Essentially the foundation of this practice was that plants resembling certain human physical attributes were believed to be beneficial to the part of the body they resembled. It was during this time that lungwort–which resembles the tissue inside the lungs–was discovered to be an…

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Astrology | 2020 Mercury Retrogrades

Susan Levitt

Mercury rules both Gemini & Virgo

2020 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Mark your calendars for your travel plans!
Mercury is retrograde for 3 weeks 3 times a year.
All 3 Mercury retrogrades are in Water signs.

2020 Feb 16 – March 9 
Mercury retrograde in Pisces brings increased sensitivity and highly intuitive feelings. Take time to read, dream, and write. Allow your mind and spirit to wander. When Mercury goes direct, you’ll have a new and stronger direction.

June 17 – July 12  .
Mercury retrograde in Cancer is when home and family are most important. Good time to restore or clean your home. Also time to revisit emotional attachments and boundaries in relationships.

Oct 13 – Nov 3 
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with the desire for new intimacy in relationships. Time to dig deep. Investigations bring rewards.

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk:

Sunday January 26, 2:00…

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