Kung Hei Fat Choi 2020

 

Happy Year of the Rat, I know a few 1960’s Rats and they are amazing.

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

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The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.

In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.

Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

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Quirky me doesn’t like to relinquish Christmas easily, so Saturday I decided to take down my Christmas tree. The outside of the house had been deSantafied, so that the neighbors weren’t aware of my quirkiness. I attacked it and got it done, but being aware of the need to be festive, for me and my sister, I decided to decorate for Valentines and Chinese New Year! I was cleaning, arranging, and redecorating.  I went to a local Asian owned dollar store for more decorations. I bought some Lucky Money bamboo, 2 beta fish, and assorted Valentines paraphernalia, I spent an hour shopping for a Lucky Cat statue with a waving arm. I worked feverishly on getting it just right, and all of this not knowing it was the Chinese New Year. I thought the Chinese New Year was always in February? Well, apparently not.

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(As I was writing Amazon just delivered my Lucky Cat statue)

Lucky Cat = Maneki-neko

 

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Count Yourself Lucky

Merry Sparks

Birth Happiness

Sibelius Violin Concerto

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The birth of my blog has truly birthed happiness and good friends. Thank you all so much for not only supporting my blog, but for supporting me and my life. I recall making the journey alone from Louisiana to Arizona driving a U-Haul truck and pulling a car in high winds, but I knew that my blog friends were with me and keeping me in their thoughts and prayers. This amazing community has helped me grow spiritually, creatively and consciously. I have made some really great friends here, and I love you all.
Thank you all so very much~
Namaste
Sindy

Grace

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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.

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Fire Monkey

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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

By Tanaaz

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.

Also read 2016, Fire Monkey Year, by Susan Levitt
Happy New Year
Love you guys!
Sindy
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Self Portrait
Frida Kahlo

What’s Next

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Jun Sung (Violin Covers)

Let’s look at a smattering of ideas, shall we?

Well before January 5th, 2016 when Mercury goes Retrograde. Great way to start the year, Well I just discovered that, so moving forward. Doreen says, the angels say, “we are going through energy reassignment.” My friend has been telling me that as well.

Here is Anna Merkaba at Sacred Ascension‘s take:

“Beginning December 25th, 2015 with Uranus stationing direct, all major planets in our solar system will be moving direct/forward, Manifestations can be quickened during this time.

Through the planetary alignments you shall feel a difference in your understanding of self. You shall be presented with various outcomes and timelines from which to choose from in order to continue your mission here on earth, and the timelines that you shall see, shall be seen by all and selected by all whom you are to be walking with on your path.  A mutual cognition of a new reality structure and a mutual agreement upon the timeline and experiences to be had shall be made…

…For through fully aligning yourself with the Fifth Dimensional frequencies you shall then be able to manifest the realities of your choice! You shall then be able to fully move into  a new phase, whereby all the senses of your present cognition and those unbeknownst to you yet, shall activate and allow you to see beyond the veil, allowing you to experience a different type of reality of BEing, allowing you to walk through veil of forgetfulness arriving at the very core of your own being, communicating freely with those of the higher dimensions and those of the third dimensional earth…

…The acquisition of new technological prowess has allowed humanity to enter a new era of technologically driven automation. And it is through the technology sector of your world, that your earth shall see a rise in new biological structures which will allow you to propel the knowing of your true origins and agendas placed before you by your higher selves upon the entrance into the Matrix System of Planet X…

For through the knowing of your past the knowing of your the true origins, humanity shall be able to take the final step into the destination of full awakening, into the destination of full awakening to that which they are, and propel themselves further still…

….It is through the new seedings, who shall walk freely amongst humans, carrying the collective consciousness of all who have come and gone. It is through these new beings the “new kids”, who shall transform said energies and absorb said energies and erase the past in human cognitive understanding, that the change that you all are longing to uphold shall take place.

It is through your endeavors and the endeavors of your kind shall the earthlings finally be able to grasp the understanding of Karma, and release it once and for all from their memory banks. And it is through the endeavors of each and every single soul presently occupying time and space continuum on the planet known as Gaia that the experiment of the 3rd dimension shall come to an end…”

Read more at:

Sacred Ascension

Here are a couple other goodies to nibble, no sugar, no calories.

Doreen Virtue’s Weekly Angel Reading

Astrology King 2016 Horoscopes

Blue Buddha by

Ellen Vaman

Human’s Must Solve It

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All You Need is Love

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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

Raw Story

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.”

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Sunday Namaste

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Ani Choying Drolma

Happy Sunday everyone. Happy Birthday weekend Linda. Happy Birthday to all my Scorpio friends.

Our good friend, and absentee blogger Shree, shared  the chanting of Ani Choying Drolma, a Buddhist nun from Nepal, on FB. She is enchanting, enjoy her and Happy Sunday.

Namaste

I Am Bliss

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Ananda Hum~ Ananda Hum~Ananda Hum

I Am Bliss~I Am Bliss~I Am Bliss

Ananda Hum

 This was Day 3 , Awaken the Energy of Gratitude. Deepak spoke of feeling gratitude and called it the gladdening of the heart. It has only been the last couple years I have come to comprehend the dynamic energy of gratitude. Oprah has understood for years, which is why she is Oprah. lol She always used to talk about her Gratitude Journal, and she promoted someone in that regard. I don’t recall when I got it exactly, but now, I get it. When we feel gratitude it just transforms everything.

Also Linda, at litebeing chronicles has very recently shared Matt Kahn with us, as did another good friend of mine. Read Linda’s post here. I adore Matt and his concepts, his videos have really been transformative in my life. Thank you Linda, and  the Queen ❤

This is the link to all his videos on YouTube. I love, love, love the video on Intention.

Ananda Hum

Namaste

Sindy

Treasure’s

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What are your treasures? I just wanted to do a personal, catch up, share post. Obviously my best treasures are my family, friends and loved ones, but also health; spiritual, emotional, and  physical. However this isn’t a deep philosophical post, it is about my charity shop finds.  I set up some pictures on my Photobucket so you all can peek inside my world. lol The album is called iPhone pics, as that is where they come from. lol One of my summer’s guilty pleasures is shopping for treasures. Check out the photo story and I will tell you about my finds.

Browsing in the book section, as I do, I saw these, the Harmony Angel Cards, I counted them, 48, yep that sounds right, so I bought them. The pale green cover certainly was not an indicator of what was inside. The art of some of the cards is outstanding, and the words that describe them are profound and timely. Both my iChing and card readings have been telling me how to handle a vast abundance. Yeah, okay! I am all ears on how to honor this vast abundance. 😀

The two books are two of probably 20 or more books I have gotten at the various charity shops. Some good finds. The Isaiah Effect, by Gregg Braden, and  Fermat’s Enigma, by Simon Singh. I have also gotten a great hardback of Jung’s, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Virgil’s, Aeneid, and much much more.

Then there is this trio of ceramic ???, kachina’s, cave painting alien’s??? The big green guy is missing an ear, or antenna, or whatever it is? I am going to wabi sabi it. These guys intrigue me. Any ideas on what they are?

Next is my cute small, hand painted, and carved Indian Fakir. I had an empty spot just waiting for him to show up. Then some pretty cloud pictures I took last week before our summer set in for real.

Final picture is of the Burning Bowl Ceremony I did alone in the garden at the full moon.

I have maintained my daily qigong practice but the mirror work was a wash. I was so uncomfortable with it, I know I have to give it another go.

I recently attended a great Sound Healing with Paradiso and Rasamayi, some phenomenal didgeridoos. Whoa! When they say drink lots of water, listen. Jeanette is also doing a Gong & Crystal Bowl Sound Bath, and meditation, for the Solstice.

Have a great Summer Solstice everyone, Here is a great article on the Summer Solstice.

Namaste & Peace

Sindy

Art

Top: Visual Alchemy

Middle: Yuliya Glavnaya

Third: Myra Evans