Buddha Dream

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 Buddha Dreamer

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your

love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You

yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Buddha

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 Chinese New Year Song

 7 Feng Shui Tips to Stop Feeling Drained All the Time

By Ken Lauher

Fatigue is a common problem in our society, as people try to juggle the demands and stresses of daily life: family, children, a career, romance, health, not to mention any hobbies or things we do for fun in those precious rare moments that we have free time. The uncertainty of the economy and keeping pace in a career to maintain job security puts a strain on health and relationships and, at the end of the day, it all makes many people very tired, if not completely exhausted.

The first step to feeling more awake is using Feng Shui in your bedroom for a better night’s sleep. But, often, even when people think they’re sleeping well, they wake up tired. According to commonly cited statistics, 20 percent of Americans have fatigue that interferes with their lives. More than 800,000 adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while others simply feel tired all the time although a medical cause has not yet been discovered.

But, no matter how tired you feel and even if your fatigue or tiredness is caused by diagnosed medical ailments, there are ways to naturally boost your mood and your energy. I’m not saying Feng Shui can replace medical science if you’ve been diagnosed with CFS or Adrenal Fatigue, but there is good news. No matter what’s making you tired, there are small, easy changes you can make to your environment — your home, apartment or workplace — that will increase your energy. Here are a few Feng Shui tips to get started feeling better right away.

  1. Make sure mirrors don’t “cut” your image in to pieces or are not hung too high or too low. Do you, or other residents of your home or apartment, suffer from low self-esteem? People with low self-esteem expend more energy on things such as introducing themselves to new people, speaking in front of a crowd, or taking chances in ways that may benefit them in the long run.

Mirrors that are cut into pieces, and, as a result, break your own image apart, contribute to low self-esteem, as do mirrors that distort your image or cut off the top of your head or the bottom of your chin.  Follow Feng Shui principles for mirrors, making sure they are are hung properly to give your self-image, and your energy, a boost!

2.  Alleviate the negative effects of cramped hallways. When chi can’t move properly through a space, it stagnates. Stagnant life energy around you drains your own energy. Think about it: Do you feel better in wide, open spaces, or cramped, dark quarters?

If hallways are cramped, it may be difficult to fix this without major renovations. But you can paint the walls and ceiling a light, bright color (such as pastel green or blue or even white) and make sure the hallway is well-lit to give a feeling of openness to the space. Hanging mirrors will also visually widen a space and make it feel less cramped, permitting the chi to flow.

3. Fix things around your home that annoy you, waste your time and drain your energy. Squeaky door? Drawer that’s needed to be fixed since you moved in? Every time you see or use these things, they may remind you of an uncompleted task, which drains your energy. By completing these “nagging” chores, you’ll be able to move more smoothly through your home or apartment, and through life. And having enough energy is a key to being able to pursue your goals and create the life you really want and deserve.

  1. Make sure your home or apartment has enough light in the right places. – Everything from dead light bulbs that should be changed, to dark entrances or simply rooms without enough light can sap your energy. Natural lighting is best (as long as it’s not so bright that it gives you a headache), so open the blinds or curtains during the day to let the sun’s energy flow into your home or apartment if you can. If chronic fatigue or depression is a problem, and you’re cooped up indoors all day, consider getting full spectrum light bulbs to boost your mood and raise your energy levels.

Take a half hour one afternoon and check all the lights in your house for dead bulbs. Replace dead bulbs right away; don’t let that become yet another unfinished task that drains your energy.

 

  1. Dead or dying lawns, trees and foliage may indicate, or cause, negative chi. If you’re hunting for a new house or apartment, a dead, brown lawn or dying foliage could be an indication of negative chi in the space. But dead plants and lawns also cause negative chi. In either case, dead grass, plants and flowers sap your energy. With a little work, you can reverse the energy in a space. Play close attention to keeping lawns and flowers watered and prune back overgrown brushes to give the yard around your home a well-kept appearance.

If you still can’t get anything to grow, consider a professional Feng Shui space cleansing to rid the area of negative chi.

  1. Pay attention to the scents around you. What’s the first thing you smell when you enter your home or apartment? Bright, fresh scents such as mint and citrus rejuvenate and revitalize a space and the people in it. Consider keeping a bowl of nine oranges near your entryway or growing fresh mint on a windowsill.

Steer clear of artificial air fresheners that give off perfume-y, flowery or over-powering scents. Consider real incense or natural scented candles made from soy to give your home or apartment a pick-me-up aroma.

7. Make your everyday life easier with better organization, giving you more energy to focus on the pursuit of your goals. Is your kitchen organized so that items you cook with are near the stove, dishes near the table (or the dishwasher) and glasses close to the refrigerator? Do you look for items in the right spots, or are you constantly hunting for things you need? Every minute we spend thinking about things that should be routine — such as where to find our keys before we leave in the morning — is energy wasted, energy that could be used to do things that create a better, happier life. Putting the basics in your life on “autopilot” makes it easier to live in the moment and to pursue the life of your dreams.

About the Author

One of America’s premier Feng Shui consultants, Ken Lauher helps thousands of people achieve their goals through Feng Shui. He can help you become a money magnet, attract passionate love, jump-start your career and get unstuck. Visit http://www.kenlauher.com to get your FREE Feng Shui guide and discover the ancient secrets that can help you unlock your true potential.

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The artist goes by the name 墨農 (Mo Nong).

He lives in Beijing, the capital city of China.

恭禧發財

  Gong Hey Fat Choy

 Happy Chinese New Year Everyone. I miss the great parades of China Town in Los Angeles.

It is the year of the Ram/Goat/Sheep and from the forecast, looks pretty good. My red envelope blessings go out to you all.

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Based on the forecast astrological events of the period, the 2015 horoscope and the Year of the Wood Goat promises much more favorable times as compared to the previous year. Many astrologists conclude from the conditions of 2015 that the processes that have been unfolding and spreading chaos for the past few years are finally wrapping up; both political and economic situations in the world are starting to stabilize. Many people’s quality of life is getting higher and the crisis that has been tormenting many counties for the past several years is finally promising to be over. In other words, the year of 2015 is a crucial one! In 2015, which is according to the Oriental calendar is a year of the Ram (also year of the Sheep or Goat), one epoch is coming to replace another and the whole mankind have once again high hopes for the future. Even though we have always been hopeful and will continue to be such, this time the whole humanity do have a feasible chance to change the world for the better! It goes without saying, one would hope we would truly be deserving of the positive changes and we would be allowed to create the small paradise on earth that we dream of. It must be said once again that there has never been this many signs and favorable planetary aspects confirming the positive nature of the upcoming changes – we simply can’t ignore these signs!

The Chinese horoscope for the year of the Ram can also provide confirmation of the favorable changes in the upcoming year. 2015 will start on February 19 and end on February 7, 2016. The first thing that stands out in many oriental horoscopes for 2015 is the newly gained faith in a stable economic growth. In the Chinese traditional astrology 2015 as the year of Yui Wei or the 32nd year of the Green Wooden Ram (also Sheep or Goat) is allegorically represented as the period of a passing summer – the period of prosperity and wellbeing. Quite often one can come across the following wording: “The creative side of the Wooden Ram; its diligence applied to hard work ensures prosperity”… Let’s agree words like these don’t leave any room for doubt when it comes to the future wellbeing.

Western astrologists in their turn confirm the positive nature of 2015 by tracking positive signs of the planets’ changing aspects and their position relative to each other. Various zodiac horoscopes for 2015 highlight the overall tendency toward stabilization and general improvement; this will be aided by several astrological factors at the same time.

First, Saturn’s transition into the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius at the very end of 2014 will come into play. As early as January of 2015 all people on the planet will be able to tell the difference. Many political problems and economic issues will be viewed differently. Educational matters will move to the front seat and the main focus will be set on post-graduate education. All year long we may expect new legislative regulations which will allow for structural innovations in educational establishments as well as “order” in this branch of educational affairs. Apart from education, changes will also be introduced to the relations between countries; some of them will reach an agreement on visa-free entry and others, on the contrary, will close their borders. It should be noted, though, that this change will only be vocalized in 2015, and the main events will unfold in the following years.

Second, the tension between Pluto and Uranus that has been there since June of 2012 will finally ease up. This will bring many conflicts that have been persisting from 2012 to 2014 to an end. Surely, we can’t expect to know the winners and losers in this “war” since the underlying reason of all the outrages in the world has been of political nature. However, we can safely say that many processes that affected Europe, Ukraine, Egypt, Syria and a number of African countries will make it impossible for them to go back to their old system and maintain their political course. Let’s hope the changes in the above-mentioned countries will be more of a positive nature. The end of tension between the planets will mark the end of the whole epoch. Starting with 2015 most of the countries will be living in the post-industrial society. It should be noted that the innovations presented to us in 2015 can transform our life similar to the invention of the Internet or cell phones. The progress in the field of high technologies will make it possible to influence politics and this must be one of the crucial factors in the future formation of our society.

Third, in the first half of 2015 there will be a harmonious aspect between Jupiter and Uranus. This can have an unexpected effect on the development of the Internet technologies and wireless connections as well as those innovations that will only be presented to the key players of the high tech market. Jupiter is the planet of expansion and due to its influence many will notice that technologies have become accessible and available to practically everybody. Also, in 2015 the mankind may make some significant progress in space industry; for example, in the first half of 2015 there may be some “news” from the spacecraft sent to outer space for exploration and research. Received data can fundamentally change our interpretation of how the universe works, how life on earth came to be and whether there’s life on other planets.

Fourthly, in August of 2015 we will witness Jupiter’s transition into the Zodiac sign of Virgo. This will first and foremost positively affect the economic growth; the economics will rapidly stabilize and the markets will be quickly recovering from the losses suffered in the previous years. Another good promise of 2015 is the overall heightened attention to ecological issues, environmental protection, healthy eating habits and healthy life style. People’s health will become the focus. We can expect large-scale measures taken to improve health of entire nations. Unconventional medicine and the spheres associated with it will be of special importance.

Overall, it can be said that in the first half of 2015 the processes that have been in place for the past years will be over and in the second half of 2015 both political and economic situation in the world will be void of turmoil and conflicts. Closer to the summer months, when positive events will start overshadowing negatives ones, people of many countries will finally be able to sigh with relief and restore their faith in the future.

It is hard to report on 2015 in detail, but one thing is for sure: the events that 2015 has in store will prove unforgettable! Unbelievable striking events are ahead – we just need to be patient enough to wait for them to happen…

Valentine

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Heathland Rose

Smouldering ruby cirrus

stir night’s endless

deep with dream

abandoned to morning’s

rippled flame lapping

bruised shadow

from the surface of

Empyreans heavenly mirror

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Heathland kissed rose as

argent winged obsession,

quivering on petals

dewy bud.

Purled pink beneath

 love’s flawless web

bound to earth

by fingers

trailing glassine beads

upon Gaia’s recumbence

Corporeal nature sensuous

within solid dream.

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Simmering solar breeze

flood morning’s flower

with vivid fantasy

abandoned to a

distant star etching

bright silk veneer

upon the surface of

Gaia’s misted vale.

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 Hearthland kissed rose as

ardent winged obsession

flittering on petals

sticky bloom.

Melted honey upon

bright green fuse

rising from earth

amidst zephyr spun pearls

trailing wet polish

upon Gaia’s procumberence

Intimate nature sensual

within soiled dream.

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Sweltering Helcyon fervour

fever afternoon’s bloom

with amorous desire

abandoned to a

bejewelled crown dripping

beeswax blossom

upon the surface of

Daphne’s blistered gown

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Heartland’s kissed passion as

sapphire winged possession

steaming on petals

rain flared bloom.

Molten Topaz upon

love’s emerald blade

pulled skywards from

earth by Martian fire

reigning golden darts

upon heart’s filament

Erotic Eros burning

within green flame.

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Painting

Michael Arnold

Sympathy

by Nicole Helbig

I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,
And the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
And the faint perfume from its chalice steals–
I know what the caged bird feels!

I know why the caged bird beats his wing
Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;
For he must fly back to his perch and cling
When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;
And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars
And they pulse again with a keener sting–
I know why he beats his wing!

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,–
When he beats his bars and he would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings–
I know why the caged bird sings!

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Painting By

Nicole Helbig

Love

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Sonnet XVII

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Pablo Neruda

Purifying Your Space

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By

odie mama

 “Positive or negative energy is exchanged like a fair trade, the more you give, the more you receive.” ~ Master Jin Kwon

Every space holds energy. Even though you can’t see it, you’ve probably sensed it. When you enter sacred places be it like temples, monasteries or meditation centers, we experience a state of calmness and peace. Simple reason is the positive intent, the constant cleansing of energy by using bells, chants, hymns, and even smudging. Smudging is an ancient practice used for healing and energy clearing.

The simple rule energy follows is, ‘like attracts like’. Our thoughts, feelings, intentions are voluntarily transfusing energy – positive thoughts attract positive energy and negative ones attract energy. Our house is an integral part of the space. We consciously and unconsciously create both permanent & temporary energy patterns. Feng Shui professes, whether positive or negative, gradually energy begins to clog and congest all around the house depending on the way we move around. This stagnant energy becomes directly proportional to our thoughts.

Let’s say if we had an argument with a family member and it has left both the parties with anger, stress, depression and guilt for the words said were not the best ones. What happens to energy here? Dr. Maya Angelou believed in the power of words, she said, “They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs and your upholstery and your clothes. And finally, they are into you.” This is how energy works and affects the dwellers.

While such and many more circumstances are inevitable, we can still clear the negative energy using different cleansing techniques. To clear out old and make way for new, we would need: some time, small tools which are easily available and a conscious intention to get rid of the negativity.

Detect negativity

The energy debris can be a result of negative emotions, thoughts, occurrences, and stress that you have experienced in your space. But how to determine which place requires more attention and when to cleanse your house of the negative energy? If certain areas feel colder than the others, it indicates negativity. Also, the corners are hiding places for the blocked energy, working on these places would be favorable. Areas behind the bed, couch, fixed chairs, and cupboards etc. where heavy furniture is placed are home to such kind of energy.

Other indicators are if there is a lack of communication among the members, constant arguments, criticism in attitude, death or illness in the house or even when you move into a new house. Lastly, if your gut feeling says, any particular place requires cleansing, then you must.

Tool & ingredients needed: Sea salt/rock salt (preferably), flowers, incense, bells or Tibetan bowls, candles etc.

Cleaning the clutter

In order to create momentum and improve the energy, one needs to clean the house of all the unnecessary objects that have not been used for more than 2 years, are expired or just falls under the tag of useless, as per Feng Shui. When we clear the clutter, we are doing two things. One, we physically cleanse and secondly we are spiritually getting rid of the negative, stale and unwanted energy.

Another thing to do is, after every few months or maximum 6 months, move or rearrange the big pieces of furniture. When rearranging is not possible, simply moving them for over 12 hours, so that energy patterns break for good, will be helpful too.

Once moved, we can sweep first, pat the pillows, cushions, and clear the cloth mountain. Later on, sprinkle salt over the area. Salt is one of purest elements in the earth and it’s believed that no negative energy can stick to it. When it comes in contact with negative vibrations it neutralizes them.

Spreading light in the house

This is a slightly longer version of removing negativity and requires movement around the house a couple of times. It involves elements of earth, fire, water and sound. We would move around the house and stay for longer time where a sense of heavy energy is felt. Just be in focus and trust your intuition while performing this easy procedure.

Starting from the front gate is ideal. First offer prayers & thanks, start with a positive affirmation & intention of removing away all the negative energy in order to bring in vibrant, healthy energy. Lighting the candle/incense stick, saying a prayer and burning sandalwood incense or dried sage at the start enables one to ignite positivity.

Salt: Now fill a bowl with salt (rock/table/sea) and start by sprinkling it in the corners of every room or area where you feel energy is heavy and stuck. Salt can be sprinkled on cloth worn by diseased, or on the bed and couch if you feel the need. You are the best judge at the moment and follow your inner voice.

Clap: Using the element of sound, we will both recognize and remove pessimistic energy. Start again continuously clapping and go around the whole house. When we clap, we break the energy patterns, this is the reason why we clap when we are chanting hymns, bhajans and prayers.

If the clap is crisp and light, it is positive and if the clap is heavy and sluggish, it indicates negativity. Continue to clap for a certain amount of time to steer clear the negative elements.

Bells/Chimes: We would again use the sound element by using bells, chimes or Tibetan bowls, to break the patterns. Sound is a strong method to create peace and harmony. If needed, stay at a place longer when you feel energy is heavy and stale.

Mantras/prayers: An affirmation, prayer and mantra which soothe the mind can be chanted in every room. Simply walk in a room, say/chant/pray and feel the positivity seeping into the house. You can play an audio recording of any prayer anytime during the day. The sound of the mantra will rinse the negativity out of the house. You can also choose Gayatri Mantra for its powerful incantation and effect.

Natural fragrances: Infusing fresh aroma of the flowers, essential oils and incense is another great way to expel and evacuate the house of negativity. Under Hindu culture, at the time of sunset, lighting the candle/incense sticks at the entrance is an invitation to positivity, because sunset is the time for union of day and night.

When we invite people to our house, be aware of the kind of energy they scatter around. If negativity is felt, make sure to cleanse the house after they are gone. Feng Shui, Vastu and are other sciences have suggested multiple remedies to fix or cleanse specific areas in the house. Follow these simple steps or call an expert for cleaning the house, depending upon the situation persisting in the house.

By Sonali Bansal

A healer, yoga teacher, traveler & philanthropist, she is an independent writer/blogger. A creative soul, her inner calling lies in spiritual oneness. Overcoming the hurdles of human birth, she is a karma yogini. Channeling the light wherever she goes, her focus is on self development as this is the real art of divine worship for her.

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