Daily Words of the Buddha for June 15, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 15, 2019 — pamāda — carelessness, negligence, indolence, remissness

Puññameva so sikkheyya
āyataggaṃ sukhudrayaṃ.
Dānañca samacariyañca,
mettacittañca bhāvaye.

Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of boundless love.

Itivuttaka 1.22
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Spirituality | On Respect

Spirituality is unique and varies, to the individual Spirit on their own personal journey! This is why spirituality is NOT the same as religion. It has no set of rules; it has no set-in-stone beliefs to follow; and it gives you the freedom to explore yourself, as a person, as an individual soul!

The one thing it will, however, have in common with all of us – is that it wakes us up to all the ways we are connected to each other & all that surrounds us! Interconnection and oneness! And while is can take us down phases of depression & darkness; it is only so we may face our shadow selves & emerge stronger in the light of understanding, love, & inner peace! A lot of times spirituality does give us a sense of faith & beliefs – but those beliefs & personal journeys can be very personal & different!

So, letʻs always remember to embrace how beautiful it is for us to be different & unique! Being respectful, and knowing we can all accept one another & learn from each other – furthering our growth in the process! 💗💫💗

Energy Update | June 13, 2018

Archangel Gabriel is the Messenger of God and is all about our communication, messages, children and embodies both the sacred feminine and masculine. This means that Archangel Gabriel can feel both masculine and feminine. This angel is also connected to the Moon, intuition and creativity. Gabriel means “God is my strength”.

Archangels help and guide us on our path and we always have free will to receive or not to receive guidance and energy. Archangels are vibrations in the Universe that assist us when needed. These are not the same as our guardian angels, but we can easily call upon Archangels when we need support in any area of life. Archangels have no Ego, no judgement and work beyond time and space. So they are not tied to a place or a person, but can work multi-dimensionally. When you visualize Archangel Gabriel you can imagine a copper or white light that surrounds you. We can work with Archangel Raphael not matter where we are and the angels are just frequencies and energies that are not tied to any religion or beliefs. We can connect to the angels no matter what faith we have. As we have free will, Archangels don’t interfere with our lives unless we really call upon them and ask for help.

Archangels should not be confused with guardian angels which are unique to ourselves. There are different levels and frequencies of angels and Archangels have high frequencies that can help us heal and move forward on our paths. Parents can call upon Archangel Gabriel to get support with parenting and with children. If you are trying to conceive, you can call upon Archangel Gabriel to get help and support on your journey. Have you worked with and experiences the energy of Archangel Gabriel?

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 13, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 13, 2019 — dhaja — a flag, banner; mark, emblem, sign, symbol

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

Cinnamon Supplementation Lessens the Severity of Menstrual Pain

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Primary dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain, can disrupt a woman’s daily activities. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to control the symptoms of dysmenorrhea; however, they can produce adverse effects when used over a long period of time. Several medicinal plants have been shown to benefit dysmenorrhea. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Lauraceae) bark, which has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, is used to treat indigestion, abdominal cramps, intestinal spasms, and nausea, among other issues. These authors conducted a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial to investigate the effects of cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea.

The study included 80 single, female college students with primary dysmenorrhea who lived in dormitories at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Isfahan, Iran. The participants had regular menstrual cycles (21 to 38 days) with mild to moderate menstrual pain and no history of gynecological or systemic diseases or allergies to herbs. Those who were using hormonal or analgesic drugs were…

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Tarot Card of the Day – 3 of Wands (Fire) – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

I am happy to see this card show up during the month of June, because it shows me things are right on track. The 3 of Wands (Fire) is all about the future, and being able to watch it draw close. Change is definitely a part of this, and today shows the possibility of progress on at least one front. We have been discussing some target dates for this future self being on the radar; now is the time to prepare for what is coming. This card is not just about preparation, but foresight itself. Think of yourself as planning to take a vacation. Would you wait until the last minute to pack? Or would you have everything in your life organized in such a way so as to make your travels more enjoyable. That is what is indicated here. Take action to prepare for what is on the horizon.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 12, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for June 12, 2019 — dhaja — a flag, banner; mark, emblem, sign, symbol

Dānañca, peyyavajjañca,
atthacariyā ca yā idha,
samānattatā ca dhammesu,
tattha tattha yathārahaṃ;
ete kho saṅgahā loke
rathassāṇīva yāyato.

Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the linchpin is to the chariot wheel.

Jātaka 20
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Health and Food | 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat An Entire Avocado Every Day

If there is one thing we can all agree on when it comes to fruits, is that avocado is somewhere on top of the list thanks to its incredible taste as well as health beneficial properties such as minerals, vitamins and nutrients. […]

Source: https://www.cleanfoodhouse.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-eat-an-entire-avocado-every-day/

Daily Words of the Buddha For June 11, 2019

Pāli Word of the Day For June 11, 2019 — nāyaka — a leader, guide, lord, mostly as epithet of buddha (lokanāyaka “lord of the world”)

Dhammena saṃharitvāna,
uṭṭhānādhigataṃ dhanaṃ,
tappeti annapānena
sammā satte vanibbake.

With one’s wealth collected justly,
won through one’s own efforts,
one shares both food and drink
with beings who are in need.

Itivuttaka 3.75
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Uncle Dave’s Café, Port Orchard, Washington

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Have you had the “best biscuits and gravy anywhere”? If you haven’t, you need to check out Uncle Dave’s Café. A Port Orchard tradition for over 26 years, Uncle Dave’s cranks out 200-300 meals a day to hungry patrons who come from long distances, just for the awesome biscuits and gravy. With sit down booths, a conversation counter and some of the friendliest staff around (some having been there over 20 years), it’s no wonder people flock to Dave’s!

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CPM had the opportunity to sit down with the new owners Of Uncle Dave’s Café (our brother and sister-in-law), Anthony and Cameron Cutler. “The timing was just right and Dave [the original owner of Uncle Dave’s] was selling,” says Cameron. “Dave’s has been around for a long time and already has a loyal following.” So loyal, in fact, that, even as we sat there while the café was closed, people were…

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Tarot Card of the Day – King of Swords – Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tarot by Cecelia

For almost three years now, the presence of this King has not been a pleasant one at all. He always seems to embody the negative side of the King of Swords, that being the narcissist, the bully, the liar, and manipulator, just to name a few. As an individual, when this card shows up with its negative aspects, this really is not someone with whom you would wish to associate.

However, today’s Moon in air-sign Libra, seeks balance and justice, allowing the positive side of this King of Air to come forth and be used for its highest power. And, indeed he is power, especially intellectual prowess, being put to good use. Honesty and forthrightness are a real thing and actually possible. Mental clarity makes things, not only easier to understand, but ultimately facilitated with the greatest of ease. Take that sword and cut through it all, bringing organization to…

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Nā Manāʻo | The Adorable Story of “Telling The Bees”

“The Bee Friend”, a painting by Hans Thoma (1839–1924)

There was a time when almost every rural British family who kept bees followed a strange tradition. Whenever there was a death in the family, someone had to go out to the hives and tell the bees of the terrible loss that had befallen the family. Failing to do so often resulted in further loss such as the bees leaving the hive, or not producing enough honey or even dying. Traditionally, the bees were kept abreast of not only deaths but all important family matters including births, marriages, and long absence due to journeys. If the bees were not told, all sorts of calamities were thought to happen. This peculiar custom is known as “telling the bees”.  […]

Source:  https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/04/the-adorable-custom-of-telling-bees.html?m=1

Tarot Card of the Day – 7 of Cups – Monday, June 10, 2019

Our 7 of Cups from the upcoming Fairytale Tarot is mesmerizing, isn’t it? This card always has such a Neptunian feel, often calling for a reality check of some sort, when we allow daydreams and wishful thinking to cloud our perspective. Today has a positive vibe to it, though, as the Sun opposes Jupiter, perhaps bringing one of those pie-in-the-sky options closer to being realized. Th […]

Source: https://tarotbycecelia.com/2019/06/09/tarot-card-of-the-day-7-of-cups-monday-june-10-2019/