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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Passive Aggressive Behaviour

Daily OM: If you've ever found yourself repressing your anger and behaving in other ways to get your point across, you may be someone who is adept at engaging in passive-aggressive behavior. Although passive-aggressive behavior is recognized as a psychological disorder, it also describes the behavior that many people use to cope with confrontational situations. Such behavior has the outward appearance of being peaceful, yet it is really an attempt to express oneself in seemingly passive ways--usually without accepting responsibility for doing so. For example, someone who doesn't want to attend an event with a partner might engage in behavior that causes them to be late or miss the event without ever admitting to their partner that they never wanted to go to the function at all. Procrastination, inefficiency, stubbornness, and sullenness are some of the many ways that anger can be expressed indirectly.

It is important not to judge ourselves when we engage in passive-aggressive behaviour...read more>>>...

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original Light of Truth Oracle artwork by Matthew James
Challenges is equivalent to The Hanged Man image in traditional tarot decks. Overcoming setbacks and obstacles with fearless determination, as no door cannot be opened, no puzzle cannot be solved. It just takes an understanding of the forces working with you, and the forces opposing you. Its an understanding of why there is opposition, and why you are faced with the challenges you are, at this moment in time.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

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Things We Can’t Control

Daily OM: The idea of trusting the universe is a popular one these days, but many of us don't know what this really means and we often have a hard time doing it. This is partly because the story of humankind is most often presented as a story about struggle, control, and survival, instead of one of trust and collaboration with the universe. Yet, in truth, we need to adhere to both ideas in this life.

On the one hand, there is much to be said about exerting control over our environment. We created shelter to protect ourselves from the elements. We hunted for animals and invented agriculture to feed ourselves. We built social infrastructures to protect ourselves and create community. This is how we survive and grow as a civilization...read more>>>...

"If you still believe in magic, you're subject to enchantment'


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

'We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.'


Worry

Daily Om: We have all had the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us have a habitual tendency to worry, and all of us have known someone who is a chronic worrier. Worry is an extension of fear and can be a very draining experience. In order for worry to exist, we have to imagine that something bad might happen. What we are worrying about has not happened yet, however, so this bad thing is by definition a fantasy. Understood this way, worry is a self-created state of needless fear. Still, most of us worry.

One reason we worry is because we feel like we're not in control. For example, you might worry about your loved ones driving home in bad weather. There is nothing you can do to guarantee their safe passage, but you worry until you find out they have reached their destination unharmed. In this instance, worry is an attempt to feel useful and in control. However, worrying does nothing to ensure a positive outcome and it has an unpleasant effect on your body, mind, and spirit...read more>>>...

'The plan, a memory of the future, tries on reality to see if it fits'


Robin Symbolism


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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

'To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone'


Discovering True Selves

Daily Om: When we want to see deeply into the heart and mind of another person, soul seeing, also called soul gazing, allows us to see their soul. The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions. Through a simple art that involves looking deeply into a partner's eyes, soul seeing can show you a person's inner beauty that you might otherwise miss. It is possible for someone who appears cold to have a warm, giving, nurturing soul or someone of average appearance to have a beautiful soul. Soul seeing is a way of looking past shapes, sizes, attitudes, and behavior to see the real individual that lies beneath the surface. It allows you to see the true essence of another person, the radiance of their being, and their spirit within.

Soul seeing is accomplished by sitting face to face with another person. It is helpful to first state your intention before you begin. As you stare softly into each other's eyes without stopping to look away, each of your souls is revealed to the other. Try not to look for anything in particular or seek traits you're hoping to find...read more>>>...

Sunday, 4 June 2017

'All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream'


Rainbow Lorikeet Totem Medicine


In The Shadow Of Lizards - The Secrets Of Power - David Icke


"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions"


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Crimson Rosella, Australia

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.” ― Mark Twain


Saturday, 3 June 2017

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Time The Great Healer

It's always difficult leaving a place behind. Especially where its somewhere you've spent numerous years at, and you have so many happy memories attached to the place.

You will feel quite sad for sometime. There is a period of adjustment as you strive to leave your past behind you. If you have taken many photographs, and have plenty of memorabilia, of the place you have left behind this can both help and hinder the adjustment period. At first it may be too painful to look at the photographs, as fresh memories of the place will come to mind; thoughts that you last had consciously when you were there will surface, and because thoughts don't adhere to conscious time, you may get the strange feeling of having just been at the place when 'you thought that thought'. Eventually, however, you will find that it won't be as painful to look at the photographs, and they will become a comfort to you. Slowly, new memories in your new place, or home, will replace the old thoughts, and the great healer known as time will have helped you.

You will have fond memories and a set of photographs to help you remember a former home when the memories start to fade, as they do.

“What you end up remembering isn't always the same as what you have witnessed.” ― Julian Barnes,


Is Our Sun Conscious?

New Dawn Magazine: I have been studying our Sun for some years, focusing on the influence of erratic solar behaviour (erratic from a modern human perspective) on the course of human development and civilisation. One of my major conclusions is that the last ice age ended abruptly circa 9700 bce due to a major solar outburst (or series of outbursts). Solar activity is intimately tied to climate changes on Earth, which in turn have major effects on life on our planet, including humanity.

Following the solar agitation and disturbances that ended the last ice age and possibly continued for several millennia, during the last 8,000 years or so the Sun has been relatively stable, with periods of quiescence. In modern times, that is since about the middle of the twentieth century, the Sun has shown increasing signs of agitation, of variability, of erratic behaviour, of “mood swings,” the likes of which have not occurred since the solar outbursts that ended the last ice age.

If we were to witness a repeat of the events, the solar outbursts, that ended the last ice age, there is no doubt our modern technological civilisation would be utterly decimated. We would be thrown back to a “stone age” and worse. Why do I say “and worse”? Because today we have hundreds of nuclear power plants around the globe...read more>>>...

Quality vs. Quantity

Daily Om: We live in an age of quantity. The media shapes us with the notion that larger, faster, and more are often synonymous with better. We are told that we need to find more time, more possessions, and more love to be truly happy. A smaller quantity of anything that is high in quality will almost always be more satisfying. A single piece of our favorite chocolate or a thin spread of freshly made preserves can satisfy us more than a full bucket of a product that we aren't very fond of. Similarly, one fulfilling experience can eclipse many empty moments strung together. It is not the quantity of time that matters, but the quality that you experience during each moment. Every minute is an opportunity to love yourself and others, develop confidence and self-respect, and exhibit courage. Ultimately, quality can make life sweeter. When you focus on quality, all your life experiences can be meaningful...read more>>>...

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Intermediate Egret, Australia

"A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it"


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Goals

Daily Om: Our desires act as fuel, propelling us toward new horizons. Without something to strive for, we stagnate and become stuck in ruts of our own making because we are unsure of what to do next. Goals are the dreams that we are willing to work for. When we set goals, we take responsibility for our lives and choose to wholeheartedly devote ourselves to our aspirations. Even if we only take the smallest steps toward achieving our ambitions, it is vital that we actively pursue our goals rather than just daydreaming about them. Having goals makes us feel good because it adds a sense of purpose and direction to our lives.

When you endeavor to achieve clear and quantifiable goals, your choices and actions take on new significance. Consciously creating your goals can help ensure that the success you seek is attainable and serves you. Your plan must be conceivable, tangible, and measurable. If you cannot visualize your goal in great detail or believe that you can realize them, you may find it difficult to commit to your goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them...read more>>>...

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, UK

“One of the sadder lessons of history is that progress is reversible.” ― Marty Rubin


Sunday, 28 May 2017

In Touch with True Emotions

Daily OM: So often, emotions that we long to express get stored in our bodies instead. The space where this most often happens is in our bellies. Rather than telling people, our even ourselves, the way we truly feel, we may stuff our true feelings deep inside of us, where they take up space until we are ready to let them go. Stuffing our feelings in our bellies may feel like the "safe" response, since we then don't really have to deal with our emotions. Yet, doing so can actually be detrimental to our emotional well-being and physical health.

One way to connect with and release your emotions is to do a focused exercise with your stomach area. Take a moment to center yourself with some deep breathing and quiet meditation, relaxing your body fully and turning off the chatter in your brain...read more>>>...

“You will always find me behind the line of the Horizon” ― Fernando Gonz├ílez y Lozano


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Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial lake in the centre of Canberra, the capital of Australia. It was completed in 1963 after the Molonglo River—which ran between the city centre and Parliamentary Triangle—was dammed. It is named after Walter Burley Griffin, the American architect who won the competition to design the city of Canberra.

The lake is an ornamental body with a length of 11 kilometres (6.8 mi); at its widest, it measures 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi). It has an average depth of 4 metres (13 ft) and a maximum depth of about 18 metres (59 ft) near the Scrivener Dam. Its flow is regulated by the 33-metre-tall (108 ft) Scrivener Dam, designed to handle floods that occur once in 5,000 years. In times of drought, water levels can be maintained through the release of water from Googong Dam, located on an upstream tributary of the Molonglo River. (Wikipedia)

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates


'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined'


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Bus driver films triangle UFO over Exmouth, UK



The witness is a bus driver and was outside on a break at 9:41 p.m. on April 17, 2017, when the incident occurred.

"I was taking to my best man about my upcoming wedding on the phone," the witness stated."I would normally be in our restroom, but since the clock in the restroom was fast (about 7 minutes fast) I had gone out early to wait while still chatting to my friend. While I was talking, I was just kind of walking about near the leisure center, where my bus stops, when I looked randomly over in the direction of the river, which is when I saw the three lights in a triangle pattern rotating on its axis and wobbling slightly."

The witness instantly felt that the object was not normal.

"I have been interested in the subject of UFOs since I was about 10. I told my mate I'd ring him back and started filming the lights with my phone. Due to the street lights my camera was having a hard time focusing on the formation, so I moved closer to the river to get a better view - in some haste since I still had to drive a bus which was going to be there at any moment."
The witness then shot a 2-min, 40-second video. The witness then took 7 photos and another 41 seconds of video.

"It's at this point I really had to go back to the bus stop to get my bus. As I walked over,four people got out of a car in the car park and I pointed out the lights to them - to which they showed a bit of interest, but not much."

The bus arrived at 10:02 p.m.

"I showed the lights to my co-worker who tried to think of any reason they might be something other than a UFO - drone, laser pointers, etc. He went to cash-in and finish and I had to drive as I was now 7 minutes late. I drove to the turn-around point and back in about 8 mins and the lights were gone by the time I got back down to town - and could not see them on the way down as I had a good view over the area due to the road I was driving."

Being Projected Upon

Daily OM: We all have issues, as well as undesirable qualities or traits that we don't like about ourselves. Most of us realize that we are not perfect and that it is natural to have unpleasant thoughts, motivations, desires, or feelings. However, when a person does not acknowledge these, they may ascribe those characteristics to someone else, deeming other people instead as angry, jealous, or insecure. In psychological terms, such blaming and fault finding is called projection.

When we are the target of projections, it can be confusing and frustrating, not to mention maddening, particularly when we know that we are not the cause of another person's distress. Even people who are well aware of their issues may find that sensitive subjects can bring up unexpected projections..read more>>>...

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Hodge Close, Cumbria, UK

'Relax and be free. You don't have to prove anything'


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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Australian Raven

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein


Taking Things Personally

Daily Om: Every time you interact with others, you have the choice to listen to, acknowledge, and let go of their words, or you can take what they are saying personally. Taking things personally is often the result of perceiving a person's actions or words as an affront or slight. In order to take something personally, you must read negative intent in an individual's words or actions. But what people do and say has no bearing upon you and is usually based on their own experiences, emotions, and perceptions. If you attempt to take what they do or say personally, you may end up feeling hurt without reason. If you are tempted to take a comment or action personally, creating some distance between yourself and the other person can help you. Try to determine what is at the root of your feelings....read more>>>...