Like a sacred fire lighting up the night sky, this hexagram is about the beauty of form – the grace of the material world. When something is pleasing to the eye, it can fuel success and happiness. This is a favorable time to begin something new, alter one’s wardrobe or redecorate. Adornment brings confidence and freedom. Enjoy the shifting appearances, but don’t over indulge in them or they will distract you from true value.
Gong Hei Fat Choy! Better late than never. How is everyone? Did yall survive whatever? Oh my, January was crazy. So, Happy Chinese New Year, the Year of the Fire Monkey. I love this self portrait by Frida, with one of her pet monkeys, a fixture in her work. I just started a condensed version of Brit Lit to make up for the needed class, cancelled by my school, and have a Geography exam on Wednesday. So I am going to share with you a bit from others on the Fire Monkey.
2016 Year of the Fire Monkey
On February 8, 2016 we will shift out of the year of the nurturing Yin Wood Sheep and into the year of the passionate Yang Fire Monkey.
As the name suggests, the year of the Yang Fire Monkey is all about having fun, taking risks, being proactive and going after what you truly desire.
Yang energy is action based energy, so 2016 will really favor making bold decisions, getting ahead and staying assertive.
This is the perfect year to create change, follow your heart and stir things up a bit by being daring and taking chances.
The Fire Monkey is smart and ambitious, and it is through taking risks that it is often rewarded.
This year we are all going to feel challenged to take some risks and leap from tree to tree in order to move forward.
2016 is also a great year to follow your passions and to expand and grow your income. In fact investing, entrepreneurship and finances are all likely to be lucky endeavours this year as long as you pay attention to the details and know who to trust.
Even though the year of the Fire Monkey is considered to be very lucky in most areas, it is important to remain observant and aware of who you trust and who you enter into business with.
The year of the Fire Monkey can also be an impulsive one, so definitely remember to look before you leap and to not get too ahead of yourself. If things seem to good to be true, they probably are in the year of the Fire Monkey.
The ego can also tend to shine during the year of the Fire Monkey. When using this energy in a positive way, the year of the Fire Monkey can help you to get your personal affairs in order and to take calculated risks in order to achieve your dreams, desires and goals.
Read complete article at Forever Conscious.
I won’t stop, praying, or visualizing peace, but I agree with HHDL. Please send prayers to a lovely woman Mary, who is in the ICU ❤
Dalai Lama: Stop praying for Paris — humans created this problem and humans must solve it
Bethania Palma Markus
17 NOV 2015
The Dalai Lama offered unusually sage advice for dealing with the terrorist attack on Paris on Friday.
“Don’t pray for Paris — work for peace,” he told Deutsche Welle, a German broadcasting company.
“We cannot solve this problem only through prayers,” the spiritual leader said. “I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.”
He added his hopes that the record violence of the 20th Century doesn’t continue to bleed into the current one.
“We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony,” he said. “If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody’s interest. So let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments.”
In what the Friendly Atheist described as sounding like Humanism, the Dalai Lama also said that much of the violence is over superficial matters.
“Furthermore, the problems that we are facing today are the result of superficial differences over religious faiths and nationalities,” he told DW. “We are one people.”
He also said he was leaving it up to the people of Tibet whether they wanted to continue having Dalai Lamas serve as leaders in the future.
“If the people think that this institution is no longer relevant, it should be abolished. I am no more involved in political matters,” he said. “I am only concerned about Tibet’s well-being.”
Peace & Love