Virgo in our horoscope shows where we can best deal with details, and how we deal with matters of health and general well being. Chiron placed here can produce a person who is excessively critical, obsessed with insignificant details, and cleanliness. Conversely, they may simply give up the struggle and be absolutely horrible when it comes to organizing, doing a decent job, or keeping clean. Hypochondria is also a possibility, but you could also get a person who neglects their own health while giving excellent advise about it to everyone else. Perhaps there was excessive criticism in their childhood ... read more ...
Monday, 30 November 2009
'Bob Boyce, who has invented a super-efficient electrolysis method, as well as a self-looping electrical circuit capable of charging batteries, discovered a microchip implant in his shoulder when having a tumor removed from that spot, which metastasized. It turns out the chip was made by VeriChip; and he has no idea how it got there.'
Hecate is the Greek goddess of the crossroads. She is most often depicted as having three heads; one of a dog, one of a snake and one of a horse. She is usually seen with two ghost hounds that were said to serve her. Hecate is most often mispercepted as the goddess of witchcraft or evil, but she did some very good things in her time. One such deed was when she rescued Persephone, (Demeter's daughter, the queen of the Underworld and the maiden of spring), from the Underworld. Hecate is said to haunt a three-way crossroad, each of her heads facing in a certain direction. She is said to appear when the ebony moon shines. (Read More ...)
At its most basic, money is a tool that enables us to meet our individual needs. As a form of potential energy that empowers us to generate change, it is neither good nor bad. Yet many people react emotionally to issues concerning finances, unconsciously condemning currency itself, the manner in which money is spent, and people who live lives of financial abundance. Individuals who are rich in gifts such as high intelligence are acknowledged for their positive traits while those who have acquired material riches or aspire to become wealthy are frequently judged harshly. However, wealth is not a trait upon which judgment can be legitimately passed. It tells us nothing about how a person lives, what they believe in, whom they care for, or the scope of their values. Like any blessing, wealth is merely an instrument of purpose that can be used both constructively and destructively.
From an early age, people learn to court wealth while simultaneously associating money with greed, selfishness, and unethical behavior. Consequently, this idea becomes entrenched in their hearts as envy. To attain a balanced and rational comprehension of money, as well as a fairer perspective of wealth, we need to recognize that outward manifestations of wealth tell us little about the individuals enjoying those blessings. When we feel the finger of jealousy prompting us to draw unflattering conclusions about people whose lives seem more financially secure than our own, we should remind ourselves that there are many elements of their circumstances we cannot see. Their wealth may be the result of long hours of taxing labor, they may donate a large percentage of their resources to charitable causes, or their bounty may be an incidental aspect of a life spent doing what they love. Ultimately, we can heal our hurtful associations with money by turning a blind eye toward both wealth and poverty when interacting with others and instead focusing on the individual before us.
If you take a moment to consider you own feelings regarding money and wealth, you may discover that you equate financial prosperity with happiness, power, security, independence, or self-indulgence. Money itself, however, is none of these things. You can begin developing a healthier view of wealth by simply accepting that while some possess great wealth and others do not, we all have the potential to create lives of beauty, substance, and wisdom using the resources we have been granted.
'Newly decoded data provided by an independent researcher and computer programmer from
Natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally. Trees are referred to in accounts of the principal events of Buddha's life. His mother leaned against a tree for support as she gave birth to him. He attained enlightenment seated beneath a tree, and finally passed away as trees stood witness overhead.
In today’s highly interdependent world, individuals and nations can no longer resolve many of their problems by themselves. We need one another. We must therefore develop a sense of universal responsibility . . . It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members, and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live
Sunday, 29 November 2009
'Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with a whitewash regarding statistics for global warming. A week after my colleague James Delingpole, on his Telegraph blog, coined the term "Climategate" to describe the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the
'In one of the safest laboratories in the world, scientists are intent on mixing one of the most contagious viruses in this world with one of the most deadly ones, she writes. The goal is to find out whether swine flu and bird flu can end up as a deadly mixture, writes the Norwegian news agency ANB. Swine flu (H1N1) is very contagious, but ends up only killing a minority of the persons who actually get the flu. Bird flu (H5N1), on the other hand, kills more than 60 percent of its human victims, but only in rare cases spreads from person to person. Should those two viruses mix or mutate, a new horror virus might appear: A virus as devastating as the avian flu virus and as contagious as the swine flu virus.' (Read more...)
Rooney put the visitors ahead from the spot after he was brought down by Michael Brown only for Kevin-Prince Boateng's penalty to haul Pompey level. Ryan Giggs crossed for Rooney to slot in and the Welsh winger was then fouled to allow the
Giggs added a late free-kick as United kept the pressure on leaders Chelsea. The win moved United to within two points of Premier League table-toppers
Saturday, 28 November 2009
How far we have come from the concerted cover-ups of past decades when governments, scientists and military dismissed or ignored ‘UFO’ reports and claims that extraterrestrial life existed, never mind that it was visiting this planet.
For a while now there has clearly been a more relaxed approach from officialdom to former insiders revealing their knowledge of extraterrestrial activity. Even the Pope’s Jesuit chief astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, wrote last year in the
The Vatican Observatory and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences organised a week-long gathering of scientists earlier this month to examine the possibility of extraterrestrial life and it's all a long way from the days when Giordano Bruno, an Italian monk well ahead of his time, was put to death by the Inquisition in 1600 for claiming that other worlds exist, among much else that proved to be true.
What’s more, it is gathering speed all the time and it is preparing the ground for official disclosure of some kind. It is only a case of when. What is still far away, however, is the official acknowledgement of the truth about extraterrestrial involvement in the affairs of Planet Earth. (David Icke)
'This morning we received an urgent call from Tony, saying that the transit of a "flying cigar" overhead with flashing intermittent lights and a red beacon on its structure, had caused an enormous BLACKOUT in the town of Joaquin V. Gonzalez, where he lives, as well as in adjacent communities, some 20 minutes after having appeared. Practically the entire department of Anta had "collapsed" as far as its power grid was concerned.
Dozens of residents reported seeing the UFO after 0100 hours today (Thursday, November 26) on a hot and stormy night. The final trajectory of this object was south-southwest, in other words toward El Tunal, some
Drivers Who Leave Engines Running to Clear Screens Face Fines Under ‘Idling Offence’ Rules
'Motorists who leave their cars running on frosty mornings to warm up the engine and clear the windscreen could face being fined under anti-pollution rules this winter. Drivers are being told that leaving a car idling for more than a couple of minutes wastes fuel, and they could be served with on-the-spot fines of up to £40.'
Nature has found a way send genetic information forward through time, and no, it doesn't involve Doctor Who finally getting with Rose. Tiny crustaceans can bury their young in the Earth for centuries, and scientists in the new and awesomely-named science of "resurrection ecology" are using these sleeping samples to study evolution.
Some zooplankton (as the name suggests, tiny animal-like creatures the size of plankton) lay eggs which lie dormant over inhospitable seasons, evading undesirable predators or unsurvivable conditions. Sometimes these eggs get covered over and aren't triggered at the right time - but instead of going off (and producing an extremely unwelcome smell when all you want is breakfast) these eggs can be reactivated if later stirred to the surface.
This has enabled Professor Hairston and colleagues to study samples sent forward from past times. Because of the zooplankton's short lifespan genetic changes are easily identifiable over decades, as species adapt to a changing environment - for example, an increased tolerance to toxins which have now been proven to kill earlier models. So if there is an Intelligent Designer, He apparently carefully sifts the mud at the bottom of lakes to make extremely minor changes to every cell He finds. Which isn't much of a hobby for someone with the power of creation.
"We can resurrect them and discover what life was like in the past," said Hairston, who came to Cornell in 1985 and is a professor and chair of Cornell's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "Paleo-ecologists study microfossils, but you can't understand much physiologically or behaviorally" with that approach."
Hairston and amigos have organized a Resurrection Ecology Conference for later this year, but don't send out the BatSignal just yet - there wont be an army of extinct species issuing forth from the convention center. The field only applies to tiny egg-laying plankton so far; but with advances in genetic engineering, who knows what they'll be able to study in the future. (Daily Galaxy)
In reality, the essence of who you are is immediate, immanent and inseparable from the sense of present moment 'self' with which you tend to identify.
Look for who is looking, and you will discover you are not separate from the intimate Reality of Awareness shining within the present moment."
Friday, 27 November 2009
'Three leading scientists who on Tuesday released a report documenting the accelerating pace of climate change said the scandal that erupted last week over hacked emails from climate scientists is nothing more than a "smear campaign" aimed at sabotaging December climate talks in Copenhagen.
"We're facing an effort by special interests who are trying to confuse the public," said Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a lead author of the UN IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.'
'The Swine Flu Pandemic which Novye Izvestija has written about many times, may be the most ambitious scam and corruption of our time. In any case, the enormous commercial aspect of the “swine flu scare” is already evident. The same conclusion was reached by Danish journalists who expertly examined the links between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, who gained wealth by selling drugs to counter the disease. It turns out, for example, that many scientists who sit on various committees of WHO, carefully concealed the fact that they receive money from the giant pharmaceutical companies of the world.' (Read more...)
Health is not a numerical concept and cannot be defined using statistics. Human beings, however, tend to want to quantify well-being into easily understandable figures. We feel compelled to ascribe numbers to every aspect of wellness, from the qualities of our food to our fitness levels to the physical space we occupy. As a consequence of social pressures, we turn our attention away from health and focus instead on the most contentious of these figures—weight—checking our scales to see how we measure up to our peers and role models. Yet each of us is equipped to gauge our relative healthfulness without any equipment whatsoever. When we have achieved a state of wellness, we feel buoyant and energetic. Some of us are naturally slim, while others will always be curvy. No matter what our weight, we can use the cues we receive from our physical and mental selves to judge how healthy we really are.
When you throw away your scale, you commit to a lifestyle that honors the innate wisdom that comes from within your body and within your mind. It is logical to examine how you feel while considering your health—a strong, fit, and well-nourished individual will seldom feel heavy, bloated, or fatigued. If you have concerns regarding your weight, remind yourself that at its proper weight, your body will feel buoyant and agile. Movement becomes a source of joy. Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are all easy to do because your joints and organs are functioning as they were meant to. When you are physically healthy, your mind will also typically occupy a place of well-being. Mental clarity and an ability to focus are two natural traits of whole-self health. Surprisingly, promoting this type of easy-to-discern wellness within yourself takes no special effort outside of satisfying your hunger with nourishing, wholesome foods and moving your body.
The numbers you see on the scale, while nominally informative, can prevent you from reaching your healthful eating goals by giving you a false indicator of health. You will know when you have achieved true health because every fiber of your being will send you signals of wellness. When you choose to listen to these signals instead of relying on the scale, your definition of well-being will be uniquely adapted to the needs of your body and of your mind.
He said the centre's researchers were analysing 150 crop circles from around the world, which they believe answer the questions. "Aliens are currently all around us, and are watching us all the time," Mr Filipov told Bulgarian media.'
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Since most of our experiences are rooted in cause and effect, we naturally want to justify our contentment. We envision grand circumstances, stating that if only we could achieve this goal or obtain that possession, we would finally be in a position to attain happiness. As a result, satisfaction is always just out of reach and the very notion of grabbing hold of it seems like nothing more than a pipe dream. But the truth is that sincere contentment and fulfillment are never wholly the result of external events or situations. Though life’s joyful moments can ignite the spark of contentment within us, that spark is fueled by serenity long established in our souls. When we forget this, it is easy to become stuck in "if only" patterns of thought. If we concentrate on the natural serenity that exists within us, however, we can move forward unimpeded by disappointment.
The circumstances you live through each day have the potential to bring both joy and despair into your life. Relying on the reactions they awaken within you to create an emotional foundation means living on a roller coaster of feeling whose course is determined by chance. Though you may yearn for the object of your desire—be it a new job, financial health, a spouse, or some other symbol of success—you have within you the power to be happy without it. Letting go of your "if only" thinking patterns can be as easy as recognizing that inward emptiness cannot be dispelled with outer world solutions. Try creating a list of your “if only”s. Then literally and figuratively let go of the items on the list by tearing it up or burning it. This simple action can help set in motion the intention to set you free, enabling you to make a fresh and balanced start in the present, unencumbered by regrets and unfulfilled desires.
There will likely be periods in your life in which you find yourself tempted to seek a magic formula for fulfillment that is centered upon a single goal or achievement. But the ingredients that come together to form the seeds of happiness that can sustain your spirit throughout the triumphs and trials of existence come from within rather than from without. When your search for satisfaction is focused on your soul, you will never fail to find the joy you seek.
PEORTH is the inner secret; the capacity to distinguish things of value from worthless things. It can be seen as a rune indicating initiation and hidden, inexplicable inner experiences. When it appears it can suggest there is something secretive linked to the query or situation. Something which will be revealed at the right time. It is however a good omen, and a positive rune.
Countless times this rune has made itself known in castings for clients. I take one look at the client and instantly know then the situation involves affairs or pregnancies. I know too that keeping the facts secret have been harmful and I have encouraged clients to come clean about the hidden situations.
I also know of alternate meanings for Peorth which describe the rune as the rolling dice. A rune which cannot be taken lightly because it always is a precognitive indicator for information coming to light in the very near future. It is a powerful rune of initiation; demanding from the apprentice 'truth of self' and it teaches 'know thyself' too; as its energy will always delve into the psyche and reveal information lodged deep within.
Scorpio Daily Horoscope
You may feel joyful and lighthearted today, even when your circumstances don’t seem to promote such emotions. Since this mind-set allows you to overcome negative influences in your environment, you may want to use this opportunity to move forward on goals that might have intimidated you in the past. If you take a few moments to think about action steps that will create powerful momentum in your goals and begin moving in that direction today, you will have the ability to ignore minor setbacks and let your positive attitude carry you through challenges. If you begin to feel frustrated that events aren’t working in your favor, simply pause for a moment, recall your feelings of joy, and let them renew your determination.
With a clear focus and optimistic outlook, we develop the perseverance needed to pursue our goals through any adversity. Our desire to persevere may be strong as long as our circumstances are supportive, but it is easy to lose our focus and determination when obstacles appear on our path. By fostering a joyful attitude and an optimistic outlook, we are able to keep challenges in perspective. Instead of seeing them as insurmountable obstacles, we learn to see them as minor setbacks that can be overcome. Our determination continues to burn strong and bright, and we keep our momentum as we continue toward our goals. If you allow your lighthearted mood to overshadow any challenges you face today, you can develop the determination you need to achieve your goals with ease.
'As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.’
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.' Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.’
"Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts." -- Elbert Hubbard
Sir Alex Ferguson - with qualification for the last 16 already assured - fielded an experimental line-up and gave some of Manchester United's young brigade a chance to shine on the big European stage.
Gabriel Obertan was the most promising of the Old Trafford undercard, but the inexperience of a side also containing Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda, Rafael da Silva and Darron Gibson was exposed as they failed to turn long periods of territorial domination into an end product.
And that long run without a loss, stretching back to when AC Milan won 1-0 at Old Trafford in February 2005, was broken when Tello's long-range strike after 20 minutes took a touch off Rafael and beat keeper Ben Foster. (BBC Sport)
But among those myths most perpetuated is that he visited Britain - an idea immortalised in the opening lines of William Blake's Jerusalem.
Now a film has sought to add flesh to the fable by claiming it's perfectly plausible the Messiah made an educational trip to Glastonbury. And Did Those Feet explores the idea that Jesus accompanied his supposed uncle, Joseph of Arimathaea, on a business trip to the tin mines of the South-West.
Whilst there, it is claimed he took the opportunity to further his maths by studying under druids. Unsurprisingly, the documentary stops short of concluding the visit did take place, noting 'Jesus's shoe has not turned up'. However, the makers insist that while the visit is unproven, it is possible.
The theory is that he arrived by sea, following established trading routes, before visiting several places in the West Country. (Daily Mail)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Most people have heard of Sasquatch, but few people really know what it is. Sasquatch has become lost in the garish world of “Bigfoot,” a California USA gadfly in wooden feet.
The truth is that Sasquatch is real.
Until as late as 1955 that was the impression of the “charming Indian myth” of the ‘Sasquatch-men’— some primitive tribe of giants. To a certain extent white man did believe they existed. In 1934 the small community of Harrison Hot Springs was terrorized by what the Indians declared to be the “Susquatch-men.” Whites were equally terrified at night by “wolf-like howls,” read an article by C.S. Lambert. The community was so unnerved that the people formed a vigilante committee to track them down to “their lairs.” The Indian guides always deserted whenever they got close to the mountainous area where they were said to live. The whites repeatedly failed to find a trace, leading Lambert to say that many held as doubtful “the existence of the primitive tribe.”
In 1955 Roe’s affidavit changed everything. While up Mica Mountain in the Canadian Rockies he came across a female creature that was hairy all over, had large breasts, a negroid shaped head, and walked on two legs. It was between 6 and 7 feet, and the only thing he could do was to associate it with the legendary “Sasquatch” of the Indian tales (Read More ...)
Physical space acts like a sponge, absorbing the radiant of all who pass through it. And, more likely than not, the spaces we move through each day have seen many people come and go. We have no way of knowing whether the energy footprints left behind by those who preceded us will invigorate us or drain us. Yet we can control the energy footprint we leave behind for others. In blessing each space we enter, we orchestrate a subtle energy shift that affects not only our own experiences in that space but also the experiences of the individuals who will enter the space after us. While we may never see the effects our blessing has had, we can take comfort in the fact that we have provided grace for those that follow after us.
When you bless a room or an entire building, you leave a powerful message of love and light for all those who will come after you. Your blessings thus have myriad effects on the environments through which you pass. Old, stagnant energy is cleared, creating a vacuum into which fresh and invigorating energy can freely flow. The space is thus rendered harmonious and nourishing, and it becomes a hub from which positive feelings are transmitted. Intent is the key component of the blessings you leave in your physical wake. If your intent involves using your own consciousness as a tool for selflessly spreading grace, your blessings will never go awry. Whether you feel more comfortable performing a solo blessing or prefer to call upon your spirit guides for assistance, visualize each space you enter becoming free of toxins, chaos, and negativity as you speak your blessing. Then imagine the resultant emptiness being replaced by pure, healing white light and loving energy. Even a quick mindful thought of love can bless a space.
This type of blessing is cumulative and will grow each time you bestow it. Try blessing every home, business, and office you visit for an entire week and observing the effects of your goodwill. Your affirmative energy footprint will help brighten your day as you contemplate your blessing’s future impact on your siblings in humanity and your environment.
Wandering the five sense prison, taking it too seriously
Trained to forget, in training to remember
Unable to comprehend the why
Forever seeking the greater why …
Pointless for the wandering soul,
Struggling with the many levels of thought
Fighting the environmental programming
Defying the sheep pen urges
Willing inner strength to overcome the bindings.
Failing to understand
Too much distraction in all directions
Senseless emotions, false memories, stolen histories
And the constant fight for control
No place left for peace, for compassion, for caring,
For understanding, for magic
There is only survival in the suppression which lies all around.
Life the great game here in ancient Eden
The primeval training ground now a prison cell
Somewhere hard to escape
Senseless rules and brainwashing over-riding
Mindless control available as public information
Information, disinformation, conspiracy, confusion
Somewhere the truth lies revealed but obscured by clouds
Forgetfulness an easy state to create
An amnesia created ultimately by 'the fall from grace
Shock induced by a change in vibration
The shock of 'birth' into the human game.
Illusion all around taught from an early 'age' as being real
To change the programming at source
Reach and enter the core and reprogram the centre
Merely the mind
Life totally a holographic illusion
A projection from the inner core
Transmitted via the DNA, received by the RNA
Reality here in this manipulated sham.
Remain as the childRefuse the adulthood
Because the child questions and is curious
The child is illogical and imaginative
The gaolers cannot control ...
Both are traits which are the key to unlock the binding
To walk then into the central projection 'room'
And change the program
With disipline to enter that central place
Perceive the projector
Gaze at the earth through truest eyes
There nothing will 'er be the same.
Sometimes it is better to remain ignorant
Than to know at all
This is the first realisation to endure
The second is the realisation of why you are as you are
Why you react as you do
When you know inside you could react in a different way
The third is the awareness that you can actually feel how you should feel
And react how you should react
The fourth is the realisation of how you can induce change
But only if you feel it is necessary
For you shall be sensitive to the overall chain reaction
Because you will see it as a group reaction
As one you enter and as one you leave.
This expanded viewpoint is the fifth realisation
Reaching out and gazing through the eyes of others
Seeing it as they see
Including those who control
Those who bind and those you are in control of
The sixth realisation is accepting they do what they do
Because it is true to what you need
And what they need is true to the needs of the one
The seventh and final realisation is the realisation you have the magic
Magic is the power to change it all
In a moment
On a whim
Because this is but a dream
You wander through
And the seventh realisation is also the ability to assume dream control.
MJ Aug 06
Originally: The Seven Realisations
“Honour your integrity and you will be repaid many times over with increased prosperity.” -- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
Cumbria County Council said Calva Bridge, which has been declared unsafe, has dropped a "several inches" more. It warned Workington residents that if it collapses, 11,000 homes north of the river will lose their telephone connections.
But the Environment Agency said river levels were not expected to be as high as last week when some parts of Cumbria saw more than 305mm (12in) of rain in 24 hours. Six bridges have already collapsed, causing major transport and logistical headaches for thousands of people.
As hundreds of residents of flood-hit Cockermouth were allowed back into their homes, work began shoring up flood defences."
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Some scientists are already looking beyond the Large Hadron Collider and onto the next generation of ultimega-atom-smasher. That's because scientists actually plan things and can concentrate for longer than four seconds, unlike the mass media which reports on them. One potential particle pulverising system is a muon collider: the latest concept in the cutting edge that parts particles.
It might seems spoiled to be calling for another multimillion dollar megacollider when the latest one hasn't even started, but the LHC is no Deep Thought: they aren't going to turn it on and have the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything (eventually) tumble out. Whatever the results of the proton-pounding experiments underneath the Franco-Swiss border there are whole swathes of the high-energy particle spectrum still out of reach - and which we want to look at next will be determined by the LHC. The muon collider concept combines exciting potential with challenging problems. Muons are only a ninth of the mass of protons and so can be accelerated to higher energies with current hardware (in fact, because they're made of fewer subatomic bits they can reach higher effective energies even with less powerful equipment). They're two hundred times heavier than electrons, but because they're less prone to radiate away energy via synchrotron radiation when being bent around curves by magnetic fields, they can be kept in rings at energy levels where electrons would require vast linear accelerators.
The challenges are just as cool: a muon's stable lifetime is only two point two microseconds, and when faced with the problem "they only hang around for a couple millionths of a second" the designers said "let's just accelerate them to close to the speed of light" - that way they hang around long enough (in our frame) due to relativistic time dilation. If that sounds improbable, it's already happened to you a bunch of times while reading this sentence: muons created by cosmic ray impacts classically couldn't survive long enough to reach the surface, it's only time dilation extending their life from our reference frame that lets them stream into the surface of the Earth, bubble chambers, and your body right now. (Daily Galaxy)
According to the science of astrology, planets represent certain energies, and, in fact, do emit certain magnetic and electric fields which influence the lives of human beings. The horoscope is a map of the heavens at the time and place of birth which shows the positions of the planets and their relation to the new born child. Astrology is the science which studies the combined influences of these stellar bodies on the human being.
In astrological language, the planets indicate:
The manner in which activities were performed in previous lives.
The manner in which they are thus likely to be performed in the present life.
The “houses” of the chart indicate specific areas in life in which actions will be performed, and which will be strong or weak depending on the nature and situation of planets that influence them.
Vedic astrology (called “Jyotish”, or the science of light) comes to us from India since times pre-dating the Christian era. It was not experimentally contrived, but rather perceived through enlightened vision by the ancient sage Parasara, who is considered the original author of the Vedic texts.
Vedic astrology assumes the law of karma, which states that a human being lives and works within certain parameters created by actions performed in prior lifetimes. Thus it is generally regarded as predictive in nature — it can show when the results of such prior actions will come to fruition in the present life.
People in western countries have recently become interested in Vedic astrology, since collective trends toward advancement in consciousness now require different tools with which to give definition to the challenges of life. Given that people of all cultures are at a crossroads in their collective spiritual development, Vedic astrology is rapidly becoming known as a very effective tool in giving clarity to resolving the dilemmas of life.
“Vedic”, comes from the word “Veda” in Sanskrit, which means knowledge, in a very broad context. Vedic knowledge embodies every area of human experience. Thus not only spiritual, but medical, political, technical, cultural, and astrological areas of study were to be found in the Sanskrit Vedic writings. Although in modern times Vedic culture is most closely followed in India, historical writings in the Vedic scriptures record an intellectually and spiritually advanced culture going back in human society to over 5,000 years ago.
Vedic culture was first introduced in western countries in the 1930’s through Swami Vivekananda and later by some of his followers. The true wisdom of the Vedas, however, was more thoroughly implanted by Sri Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who rendered volumes of English translations of Vedic scriptures, all with poignant relevance to minds and spiritual needs of Western persons. (Taken from Robert Koch.com)
Our day-to-day demands can quickly take their toll on our well-being if we are not vigilant about caring for ourselves as best we can. One way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home. This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, can provide us with a safe and comforting refuge in which we can decompress and recover from the day’s stresses. There, we are enveloped in feelings of security that transcend other issues that may be unfolding in our homes. Our landing pads also act as way stations that enable us to shift our attention away from our outer-world concerns and back to our inner-world needs.
To create a soft place to land in your home, begin by scouting potential locations. Or perhaps your entire home is your landing pad in which case you may only need to declutter. Your habits can often provide you with insight into the perfect spot, as there may be an area of your home you gravitate to naturally when you are in need of comfort. Any space in which you find it easy to let go of stress and anxiety can become your landing pad. A basement or attic, spare room, or unused storage area, furnished with items that soothe you, can give you the privacy you need to unwind. If you appreciate the elements, you may find that spending time in a section of your garden or outdoor patio helps you release the day’s tensions. Preparing these spaces can be as easy as replacing clutter with a small selection of beautiful objects that put you in a relaxed frame of mind. Remember to consider noise and activity levels while choosing the site of your landing pad. If you know that ordinary human commotion will distract you from your purpose, look for a secluded spot.
The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, "I can breath here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here." When you return to your home after braving worldly rigors, you will feel a subtle yet tranquil shift occur inside of you as you settle in to this most personal of retreats and feel centered once again.
We’re hearing it every day now. Major media outlets are starting to say things like “a wasted investment on vaccines”, or “a pandemic that was a dud”. There is a strong suspicion that the media is now starting to play on both sides of the fence.
Why? Because they want to re-establish confidence in a growing skeptical public who has embraced alternative sources.'
A Light In The Darkness has become a 'library' and 'Akashic Record' of many notable events in the last three years ... as well as being an Occult Reference Library. This was one of the initial intentions upon its conception back in 2006. Instead of having to surf the internet for occult information, I planned to create a personal library of anything and everything magickal and occultic. To a great extent this has been achieved, but there are still large areas of the vast (And endless) subject to be discovered and added here. Thus it is an ongoing project still. No doubt A Light In The Darkness will undergo further evolving in the future (An actual web site is on the drawing board ... a Matthew James website had been built back in 2001 prior to the move to New Zealand, but has not been revisited. It could be doctored and changed into A Light In The Darkness ... but no date has been set for this development).
Many, many thanks to all the visitors to A Light In The Darkness. Your e-mails have been appreciated over the years ... keep them coming - MJ
Life is a dance
Life is how you make it some would say
How you are in the moment,
Is how you ae meant to feel.
All around you is the great collective
Through your eyes in the mirror
To see how you are really feeling deep inside
Embrace even the darkest emotions
Hug them like a long lost friend
Accept them ... and you will find ... they will pass you by.
Embrace even the most dire moments in life
See them for what they are
Weakness to become strength,
Weakness once transcended gives you purpose in life.
These moments which take the longest to recognise
Come from the deepest parts
Those moments, some say,
Are your reason for coming into life.
Times of merriment and times of joy must come and go
For times of seriousness to occur
For like the child in a class at school
The human soul must settle down to sums and spelling some times
Those times cannot be forever
Though in human terms they may appear to go on and on
They are as they are meant
And, they are meant to be embraced and cherised.
For they have been sent by your spirit ... to help you grow
Your spirit is with you always
It is love ... it will nurture you and help you grow.
Not always will you feel this way
Not always with the most challenging of times present themselves
But in those moments just know,
While you work ... while you suffer ... while you are in torment ...You grow.
Written By Matthew James
10th October 2005
“The tragedy of a speeding car. A wheel gripped tightly as it mounts a concrete kerb. A young life lost which was set in stone. Even he (Marcus) knew he would die young. One of brothers five, leaving four. Son to Greg and Sarah (Though Sarah passed when he was a young boy). Sarah is silent, by his side. Safety must come first as another (Paul) may also meet a similar fate. It can be avoided. A family of motor car fanatics – racing cars, dare devil cars, stunts, jumps & Demolition Derby. The image is of a badly mangled car. The driver’s cage badly crushed. Attention to detail around the cage, and a tragedy will be avoided. Greg mustn’t trust Davy to rebuild the vehicle predominately green. His mind will be elsewhere and not on the job at hand.”
“A swarm of voices; indeed presences; as loved ones gather … sadly on earth another round of notable tragedy will unfold. Three fold tragedy around the world, relating to weather and poorly maintained structures. Loved ones gather for a multitude lost at sea; others wait for those lost to a mighty fire and others still for a notable collapse on the land. Images of crashing waves against a metallic structure which has been poorly maintained; this will be deemed the cause of the collapse.”
Monday, 23 November 2009
A bear totem or spirit guide symbolizes great strength, security and determination for the Shaman. Understanding and working with a bear power animal.
Traditional names for the bear include King of the
The bear as power animal is intuitive and can often manifest healing. Imagine a bear hug. While one might not wish for such a real life encounter with a grizzly bear, the all encompassing strength of a bear animal familiar is a safe and reassuring environment for restoration of both body and spirit. The bear spirit guide thus helps his shaman companion to heal mental, physical and spiritual wounds with intuition and self-assured courage.
The bear is a symbol of invincibility, offering a secure refuge for those who enjoy the company of a totem bear spirit guide. The Shaman of bear power animal has a determined ally in spiritual work, loyal and utterly dependable.
The bear is an introspective creature, independent and apparently aloof. He has with little need for fraternity, rather he is self-contained and strong-willed. A Bear spirit guide is of great support and comfort to those who crave human company simply for personal reassurance rather than for the simple pleasure of being with friends. He makes lonely periods of life far easier, and can help the Shaman to work in isolation to gain deep insights.
The bear represents female energies, hibernating to reconnect with the earth each year, and emerging with answers to spiritual dilemmas. Those with a bear spirit guide can harness this natural connection with the earth to seek insights within. (Read More ...)
And if you want to read those potentially incriminating emails in full, go to An Elegant Chaos org where they have all been posted in searchable form. Like the Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses scandal, this is the gift that goes on giving. It won’t, unfortunately, derail