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Happy Spring Beloveds ♡

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Social Media manual

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They say that people on social media fake it all the time, making their lives look better & arousing envy & jealousy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. By that I mean, the level we choose to sink, or rise into. Social media & every other kind of media could be used intelligently/consciously, & not only emotionally &mentally, by sharing and helping filter & circulate information, art & knowledge from around the globe.
All these tools, it is said, all are for the best of humanity. Now what use we make of it, which suffix we choose, use-ful, use-less, is our call really. But you see, if we don’t come together as one, with trust, acceptance, empathy & surrender to one another, we will never be able to rise as one collective community. That will happen the day we stop letting it out on one another, while driving, while walking, while waiting in line, when we stop mirroring our frustrations & anger aiming towards spiritual evolution instead of mental & intellectual devolution, when we start valuing our neighbor’s best interest before our own, when we decide on making a gift to someone, anyone & everyone, just like that, we simply felt an overflow of joy that had to be shared & communicated to another entity. That’s the day, friends, where heaven would have reached this earth.
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Namaste

to ශ්‍රී ලංකාව Sri Lanka :)

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Heaven

I hope this long post makes up for my long absence 🙂 Scenic landscapes, tropical trees, wilderness, wild flowers, a variety of animals you constantly see here & there. What is also striking about Sri Lanka is how you don’t feel like a stranger at all, the way everyone greets you, smiles at you, asks you how you are. Yes, the simplicity of living. Except of course when you run into the few who ask you for a higher rate since that what all tourists everywhere go through? Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes innerving, but mostly you feel like a walking dollar bill 🙂 Enjoy this, and make sure you watch the home-made with love footage at the very bottom!

Sri Lanka’s beauty is beyond words. Makes one dissolve into nature. Amazingly breathtaking nature, feels like the trees are whispering ageless secrets to one another, blessing us with their timeless presence. The modesty that this brings out in me is beyond description. The silence and respect it imposes are beyond words.

Indian Paintbrush (Sri Lanka)

Here it is again, the Indian Paintbrush, a wildflower we love!

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Lotus, Anuradhapura

The hot climate, the green colors & the wealthy vegetation & tea plantations bring peace to the eyes, and comfort to self. The Indian Ocean, and the gratitude for being there, in this godly land, divine in beauty. In Sri Lanka, even the clouds looks like angels & birds around here, scents of  incense & burning goods invade your head… so do sunrises & sunsets 🙂

Wilderness Sunrise - Uda Walawe - Sri Lanka

Wilderness Sunrise ~ Uda Walawe

Tea Plantation Sunrise - Hatton - Sri Lanka

Tea Plantation ~ Sunrise ~ Hatton

 

Tea Plantation Sunrise - Hatton - Sri Lanka

Tea Plantation ~ Sunrise ~ Hatton

Sunset - Colombo - Sri Lanka

Sunset ~ Colombo

Trincomalee - Sri Lanka

Meet the Sun. Trincomalee

 

You gaze out there amazed at the beautiful nature untouched and unharmed by the hand of man.  There is nothing more beautiful than the wild & free animals, to see them in their elements, to see the peace they shine, the extraordinary energy special to them at their best. And how the big & wild animals always have a bird (or two) for a companion, truly magical. I caught myself wishing love & healing to all those fascinating animals who are in captivity, wishing a happy & fair turn of events.

Desert Flower, a minute of contemplation

one minute of contemplation 🙂

Crying Elephant - Sri Lanka

Crying Elephant – Sri Lanka

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What if the dogs roaming the streets were a rebirth of former human beings? Their gaze is always pensive, they stare into our eyes in such peace & connectivity. Whether in Thailand, or in Sri Lanka, people refer to them here as ‘the guardians of the temple’, and I for one find them perfect for the mission 🙂

The guardian of the temple rebirth

Sri Lanka’s beauty is beyond words. Makes one want to dissolve into nature, and surrender to peace.

Adam's Peak - Sri Pada - Sri Lanka

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)

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The sun reveals all truths. The heat cleanses the body & soul. Warm clear waters revealing mesmerizing corals and magnificent underwater life. Spent 4 heavenly days in heavenly Trincomalee, with sweet people, who made me feel at home. To see the beauty our eyes beheld please watch the home-made footage Sri Lanka or the face of God, here.

Buddha on the beach - Trincomalee

Buddha on the beach, Trincomalee

Shark jaw, Trincomalee

What looks to be a shark jaw, on display in Trincomalee

I can’t help wonder how we got so far out in harming our nature, in my own country and worldwide. In Sri Lanka, people save their trees, when they need to make a road, or a residence, they unroot their trees to reposition and replant them, yes they do…!  They don’t just sacrifice them for concrete. A harmonious coexistence between Nature & Man. Man cares and respects Mother Nature, and Nature takes care of her children by providing an abundance of food, water, and animal life. Almost everything there is Nature oriented. The houses, the cars, the services, facilities, essentials.

Here are some more snaps!

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Local women, Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)

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Butterfly, Adam’s Peak

Tea plantation, Sri Lanka

Local women, collecting tea leaves

Rain & Tea, SriLanka

Rain over tea plantations

Collecting Tea SriLanka

Local women collecting tea leaves

Collecting Tea SriLanka

Local women collecting tea leaves

Sarath, driver, Sri Lanka

Sarath

Stick fisherman, Sri Lanka

& of course, the amazing stick fisherman!

Fishermen - Sri Lanka

Fishermen

Zahra, Sri Lanka

A happy face, Zahra

Washing the heat, Anuradhapura

Washing the heat, Anuradhapura

Fire Dancers, Kandy

Fire Dancers, Kandy

Gems, fake gems, Kandy

Gems, that turned out to be fake. Happens a lot 🙂 Kandy

Fisherman gutting a fish. Trincomalee

Fisherman gutting a fish. Trincomalee

 

Ayubowan, as they say it so well in Sri Lanka, to say may you live long 🙂

Follow this link to the video, do it! Sri Lanka, the face of God.

 

Desert Flower, Sri Pada, Sri Lanka

Sri Pada, Adam’s Peak. Sri Lanka, April 2014

 

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