Monthly Archives: November 2013

Light & Shadow

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-Light & Shadow

Light and shadow’ve always been in harmony. Only man can make the difference between them, and shake the natural balance.

A Dream of Flying

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Imagination is good for the heart 🙂 Short movie written by Neil Gaiman, about a girl trying all her life not to fly, and a boy..

The New Gypsies

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The New Gypsies

Bohemian travelers were the inspiration for Iain McKell‘s stunning photographic journey “The New Gypsies”, which explores the many journeys, both physical and emotional, of the modern-day traveler. All the photos is this post are from the actual book, The New Gypsies.

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McKell explained the mission behind his photographic exploration. “To raise that question about how we perceive travelers and to reexamine our own existence. We all desire nature deep inside and have a desire for freedom. A sense of there could be another way to live and to question what standards we apply to create a full life.”

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Where’s my next adventure going to take me? Caravan dreaming, again & again 🙂

 

A Sunday Observation

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I can’t hold it in anymore.

People are taking themselves seriously & everything personally.

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“My thoughts . . . are from the abundance of my heart” ~Thomas De Quincey

It has become an achievement for someone, to get a message through, without a clash, a fight engaged by the other, a rejection, a need for justification, or a guilt-trip, which the other does not lack to express, make obvious, careless of losing before themselves self- decency & self-respect to anger or quick unbalanced reactions. This is being addressed to the loved ones who from close or far (still) feel the need to play victims (or kings), and give in to weaknesses of the mind & heart, and the many different personas one can take and have, and who actually do give in! I don’t know if you’ve heard, this practice has expired. This practice has been outdated. The new practice is something of an upgrade, one that we’ve been undergoing and have been adapting to. A higher consciousness. Yes, you probably heard about it, and yes it might seem a little too far-fetched. Yet we have been upgraded, call it the divine, or call it evolution, matters little since this is bound to happen and did, as above so below. The simple upgrade of our awareness, which after being restarted/awakened is bound to keep up with the pace of the times. Define it as you please, as it resonates best with your souls, but hear it. Listen, and let it happen. This is what makes the old tactics expired. They just won’t work anymore, although they could very well create a gap between you & a few ones who actually do care for you, your evolution, sanity, health, connections, and so on and so forth. Most of humanity now sees what they couldn’t admit before, the connectivity, the sensitivity, the compassion, and why not now that we have come to see how it affects the collective & the global simpler & yet higher ways of living. Very soon, those who have become aware & are practicing these disciplines in many ways, who have embodied their higher selves with both faith & understanding, will choose to not handle with kid gloves those ones hiding behind ‘sensitive’ to create conflict or other. We are all sensitive, aren’t we? Yet there are those who choose intelligently sensitive, and those who choose emotionally and mentally sensitive. Discern, sensitivity doesn’t make us weak, reactive, scared, nervous, unstable, moody, it makes us vulnerable, receptive, compassionate, empathetic, never weak. Sensitivity is not an excuse to make, not anymore, when we allow any & every fleeting (sometimes vulgar) external energy or thought form to affect us, positively or negatively -or the balance between. Sensitivity is the excuse for being at our defenses, since now we know, from experience, and observation that every opportunity (coincidence, chance, cruise, grocery shopping, love, friendships, work, cab drivers, noise, art, etc…) presents itself for us to defeat our old misinformed (dare-i-say) practices. This opportunity is triggered by anything & anyone (a person, a friend, a stranger, an animal,  maybe very well an event, a situation, a memory, as it can very well be money, and all that money can buy too).

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There are a few others who speak my language, there has to be 🙂  Some of us actually do care, and are way too sensitive not to attempt doing anything about it. Not out of ego, but out of LOVE. Unconditional radical Love. You see, when we speak a truth or two, when we see & seek change for the higher living & community in us and around us, and best yet, to bring it out by assisting in any possible way, it’s because we sought after it and found it, experienced it, and saw live. It is a possibility and a probability, if we all worked on it together, each disciplining their own self first and last. Some have been cultivating our minds for a long time, hearts & souls, and information, under all its forms, cannot manifest if not applied & practiced, turning into a discipline. To those who are facing difficulties asking and receiving abundance of any kind, please work on your disciplines, or at the very least, your ability of discernment. Understand & apply when to calm down your mind & thoughts & previous experiences & fears & worries, obsessions & paranoia, calm them down by all means, and please try to listen to your heart. Not for our sake, not for God’s, but for your own sake!  You might find yourself looking into self-respect, self-honesty, and self-acceptance/love first.

Today we are all human

It is too early to get carried away by saying such things ‘Your own sake being my own sake, and my own sake being your own sake’. We’ll hopefully be guided & assisted there, one day, in this lifetime of ours?

Mother Mary ~ Buddha

For now, let me just say…

Namaste

Morning Meditation

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Morning meditation;

Discern the real from the fake. Even if everyone is doing it. Truer words haven’t been spoken at this time yet. Beware of fake spirituality, it’s become everywhere, and has more supporters than we can count. Beware of accepting thoughts and influences without questioning, not doubting but questioning, and releasing what insults your soul, even when well presented, with seemingly words of wisdom. Guides and teachers are to be venerated and held at high standards, while the rest, those who answer your questions with a yes but, leaving you to ignore your negativity, or to disregard it, the authentic disciplined minds, who have educated themselves, and risen above the collective would communicate to you thoughts of love, and peace, you can feel that by the energy of their wisdom, they’re not here to tell you to ignore darkness or negativity, they show you how to overcome them, to master them, and neither be light nor dark, but become & remain the balance. Yes, silencing the mind is of no use, mastering the thoughts and knowing when to draw the line is what matters. Silencing the mind makes of us yet another sheep added to the herds of millions already formed, consider the mind to be a horse, no more no less. Follow your heart, your humanity, your nature, and the wisdom of those who have proven to be wise. Blessings on these weird times, dear friends. This world is real, and even though some might think that our soul is that point of light animating this body, that we are not this body, but we are this body, at the very least we are this body on this physical plane. This body is our temple, and our vessel, the more we take care of it, the purer and higher connection we tap into.

Here’s a re-post of a friend, Merlin Saint Germain’s yet again, couldn’t have expressed it better.

‘Instead of real spirituality that works, the world culture has become infected with a lot of fake spirituality that does harm – false new age teachings, fake shamanism, fake tantra, and intellectual nondualism. The fathers of the false new age teachings, which reject all the cornerstones of real spirituality, are Aleister Crowley, Krishnamurti, and Osho. The fathers of fake shamanism are Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna and Carlos Castaneda. The fathers of fake tantra are Sigmund Freud, Willhelm Reich, and Osho. The fathers of intellectual nondualism are a misunderstood Ramana Maharshi, and Eckhart Tolle. Fake new age teachings reject the concepts of a path, a teacher, study, wisdom, science, art, culture, scholarship, intellectual discourse, philosophy, logic, ethics, love, virtue, purity, cultivating a relationship with God, and doing spiritual practises. Fake shamanism falsely asserts that all tribal societies employed psychotropic substances at the core of their spirituality, and that drugs are the only way to advance spiritually. In fact, virtually no tribal societies used any psychotropic substances, and drugs prevent any progress on the spiritual path. Fake tantra involves an obsession with sex, promiscuity, the belief that sex is central to spiritual growth, and the practise of sex magic, none of which are permissible on a genuine and fruitful spiritual path. Intellectual nondualism is the false belief that thinking that the relative world is unreal, or that everything is perfect, or that one is enlightened, or suppressing rational thought, constitutes spiritual perfection, which is completely absurd.’

Namaste

Morning meditation

I am that I am.

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There is a divine haven of peace & harmony within us somewhere, all of us. And even though at times, it might be difficult to tap into this peace & harmony, it is possible to do so, anywhere and at anytime. If you believe that the outer world is a reflection of the inner one, then in fact, one of the surest ways to experience rapid spiritual growth, is to embrace what the outer mirror shows us If what it shows us looks hectic, maybe crazy or cluttered, or busy, then what is that telling us about ourselves?
The greatest discipline & gift we can ever give ourselves is self honesty. With honesty about what we see, the unraveling will begin all by itself. We can assist the process of inner purification & raising our vibration. The old has to perish & die, make no exception when you know that certain things, sometimes a lot of them, need be cleared-out & let go of, for your soul to finally be able to breathe.
Most of the time we are more ready to let go of than we think, or want to believe. What is a spiritual journey if not the process of letting go of all of the blockages and distortions within you, to embody the higher you fully?

Blessings to you & me beloveds.

Namaste

I am that I am