Peacock’s, Pomp & Circumstance

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Most of my blog buddies are friends on Facebook, so y’all are up to date. Graduation was fun, It felt like an accomplishment although it was just community college. Boy I love, love that school, and had such erudite professors, who are great teachers. As education is my major, I always got a twofer; I was learning say Literature, and watching their teaching style. All of the professors were there to congratulate us, and that was a cherished moment. Oh, and I got to walk to Pomp and Circumstance! (You can see it on my Facebook page.) Today I met with my ASU, Mary Lou Fulton Teaching College adviser, Chris, super nice guy. We took the light rail to the Tempe campus, so it was also an adventure. Parking is super expensive there, and I would get some exercise if I chose that method of transit. I am also considering taking my bike, if my knee is down with that. So more delays, I have to get my finger print card, I had no idea but I start teaching in a classroom my first semester, one day a week. Wow, jumping right on into this. Well that is pretty much it, things are flowing it a it better than that last month, my computer is in the shop yet again.

A special thank you to all my friends, and family for all the beautiful roses, card, parties, best wishes. . . it was really, really cool! I am blessed!

I am inspired by peacocks lately, and I know I have covered its symbolism before, as well, as Julianne, at Through the Peacock’s Eyes, and others, but I will include a bit here anyways.

Namaste

Sindy

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Peacock Totem

The Peacock is here to remind that nothing, including beauty, should be taken too seriously. This will help you stay centered on what is and allow you to be grateful for what you have. Having a lighthearted approach to all things that come our way because laughter really is the best medicine to keeps us healthy and happy.

Alternatively this bird could be letting you know that now is the time to acknowledge your dreams and aspirations within yourself. Use this birds gifts to bring you confidence, stature and a sense of accomplishment in all the things around you and all your current projects.

Read More: Spirit Animals.com

 

Bird People

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Bird People, and the Hidden Queen

All across our planet in ancient writings, and in ancient art we see Bird People, or Avian “gods,” we could surmise that they were thought of as “gods” because of their great powers, or because they came in flight from the heavens. We have been told that these are myths. Myths as defined; a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. Something that is not true, not a reality. Who says? They say, the scholars, academics, and historians. I believe where there is smoke, there is fire. Something “natural” inspired these myths, who is to say, that these things are not “natural,” but supernatural. They again say this. Yet, some of the BIGGEST myths ever are believed to be real by the masses. I for one believe there is truth to what is seen in the ancient art, and stories.

You may be familiar with the story of the hidden queen, it pops up in movies, Star Wars, MIB 2, Jupiter Rising and others. A queen is hidden on Earth ,”they,” the opposing force knows that she is here, and they wish to find her at all cost. Why?

There is more to that story but I will leave you with that.

Mythology, fact or fiction? I believe the greatest injustice perpetuated on us is that mythology and ancient art is all some stylized version of their supernatural beliefs.

Here are some links for further review, if you are so inclined.

Crystalinks

Blue Avian

Bird Man

Namaste

Sindy

 

Fay Dreams

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Young at Heart

The Land of Heart’s Desire

William Butler Yeats

(1865–1939)

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,

For I would ride with you upon the wind,

Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,

And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

Play Reading

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Odes of Inspiration

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Ode to the West Wind

Odes of Inspiration

By

Sindy Simms

In two classic “odes” by Romance poets, John Keats, and Percy Bysshe Shelley, nature is the muse of inspiration. The artistic movement in literature of the Romantic era emphasized nature, beauty, and meditation connecting the artist to a liberated state. The new Enlightenment philosophies of German philosophers, like Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) greatly influenced the expansion of thought, art, architecture, and literature. The French Revolution became an exciting catalyst for change. The Romance poets free thinking allowed for solitude in nature to inspire their artistic souls. Both Keats, and Shelley used the poetic form of the ode, to personify something immortal in nature. The two poets, Keats, and Shelley share the idea of the immortality of art transposed in their odes as an element of nature.

In John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale,” the nightingale is a symbol of beauty, freedom, and immortality, the night itself a soothing pool of darkness, “. . .in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet/Wherewith the seasonable month endows,” (Keats) a place of solitude as in meditation from which art springs. It is only in this state of quiet repose that the speaker can find solace from the mundane world to become inspired by the song that awakens him from somnambulism, “Forlorn! the very word is like a bell/To toll me back from thee to my sole self” (Keats). The nightingale is a symbol of the immortality of art, as John Keats desires of his poetry.

Similarly, in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s, “Ode to the West Wind” the poet uses metaphysical notions, and invokes the wild west wind, to come and dust away old paradigms, and forms in art, archaic styles that bind, he beseeches the wind they be blown away, “Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead/Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,” (Shelley). He incants the wind to scatter his words in the universe, “Drive my dead thoughts over the universe/Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth” (Shelley). The seasonal theme of nature’s ever changing yet eternal self is reflective of Shelley wishes in regards to art, and poetry, and to his poetry having its own continuity, and power.

The final line of Keats, ode, ask a philosophical question of enlightenment, “Was it a vision, or a waking dream?/Fled is that music:—Do I wake or sleep?” (Keats). The Romance poet’s philosophy, of the evolution of poetry, is of transcendence, freedom, and liberation. Both Keats, and Shelley’s metaphysical visions were inspired by natures beauty, Keats, by her tranquility, and Shelley by her shear power to cause sweeping change.

 

*This  short essay was written on the spot for an exam last Monday

2/29/2016

She Walks In Beauty

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Hey everybody! Fun full moon, right? I felt this one, turning me into a monster, well Ms. Cranky Pants anyways. This 8 week condensed British Literature class is, and isn’t to my liking. I did manifest this situation, so never mind, I won’t whine.  I just really love this era of literature, and an online course doesn’t have the same impact, or benefit that classroom discussion does.  With that said, I had to just blow by “The Satanic Poets,” Blake, Shelley, Byron. I spent about eight hours, not nearly the level I want to go. I had no idea they were classified that way. omg my mom would take that so literally. lol In all my reading I did not get a clear answer, was it Lord Byron’s hero, that merited the name, or did it have to do with Blake, and Milton’s, “Paradise Lost”? I do know they questioned, and that’s awesome, but that is a harsh moniker. Don’t you think? Dang that crazy Lord Byron is still enigmatic. True embodiment of “The Trickster,” his own Byronic Hero. A list of mischievous characters and actors faces come to mind. The type of character desired by both men, and women, the bad boy, the rascal, the scoundrel. The sly grin from Gary Cooper before he jumps on his horse and rides away, “Frankly I don’t give a damn, my dear.” lol or whatever Rhett Butler says to Scarlet O’Hara. My imagination runs absolutely wild when I read about these guys. An exciting time in thinking with the German Philosophers, like Immanuel Kant, and there was the French Revolution. So much good literature packed in here, but honestly I am more intrigued with the writers. I do love this poem by Lord Byron.

 

She Walks in Beauty

By

Lord George Gordon Byron

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She walks in beauty, like the night

   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

   Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

   Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

   But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

   A heart whose love is innocent!

 

Fireworks Are In

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Hey everybody! Is everyone enjoying there Word Press Annual Report, “2015 In Blogging,” so much fun to track our work as bloggers, or should I say pleasure? For indeed it is my great pleasure to blog, and to be blogging here at Word Press with you peeps ❤

Indeed Ms. Mary, at Walking My Path, took the Top Commentor prize. Thanks Mary, and also, thanks everyone for sharing and caring.

Here is a bit of my Annual Report

Crunching Numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

There were 299 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 76 MB. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 23rd with 348 views. The most popular post that day was Christmas Full Moon.

Most Commented

Mary – Walking My Path – 120

Sue – Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary –  99

Linda – Litebeing Chronicles – 72

om – eyes Of Odysseus – 69

Sammi – Sammi Cox Writer – 53

Thank you ladies 😀 Love you all.

PS:

Mary need you to email me an address to ship to.

Sammi please forgive my failure getting stories posted in challenge.

What’s Next

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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

Los Dias de Los Muertos

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😀 Happy Day of the Dead 😀

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a unique festival that is the result of 16th century contact between Mesoamerica and Europe. Conceptually, it is a hybrid, owing its origins to both prehispanic Aztec philosophy and religion and medieval European ritual practice. Ceremonies held during the Aztec summer month of Miccailhuitontli were mainly focused on the celebration of the dead. These were held under the supernatural direction of the goddess Mictecacihuatl. (1) Both children and dead ancestors were remembered and celebrated. It was also during this month that the Aztecs commemorated fallen warriors. According to Diego Duran, a 16th century Spanish priest, the Aztecs would bring offerings of food to altars in honor of the dead. They would also place small clay images that were supposed to represent the deceased on these same altars. (2)

When the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, they brought the Christian Holiday of All Soul’s Day with them. This was a Roman Catholic holy day commemorating the dead in general as well as baptized Christians who were believed to be in purgatory. Spanish priests were quick to see a correlation between the Aztec and Christian celebrations so moved the Aztec festival from summer to fall so that it coincided with All Soulsâ day. This was done in the hopes that the Aztec holiday, which the Spaniards considered to be pagan, would be transformed into an acceptable Christian holiday.

The result of this cultural blending is an event where modern Mexicanos celebrate their ancestors during the first two days of November, rather than at the beginning of summer. While this modern festival has Christian components, it still maintains its indigenous Native American ones.

Across Mexico, activities associated with Day of the Dead are fairly consistent from place to place. On the first day, families visit the graves of their relatives. During this time, they decorate the gravesite with flowers, earth, and candles. The also hold a kind of picnic at the graveside where they interact socially among themselves and with other families and community members who are all gathered at the cemetery. The stories that are exchanged by the families often feature other people who are also buried in the same cemetery. In this way, Day of the Dead acts as a method of social cohesion between different groups of people. Folks gathered around the graves are there not only to celebrate their ancestors, but to celebrate the role that those ancestors played in a larger community.

The meals prepared for these picnics include tamales and pan de muerto (a special bread in the shape of a person). Many people believe that it is good luck to be the one who bites into the plastic toy skeleton hidden by the baker in each rounded loaf. Sweets are also included in the feast. These include, cookies, chocolate and sugar skulls. Friends and family members exchange gifts consisting of sugar skeletons or other items with a death related iconography. Often times, a gift is more prized if the skull or skeleton has one’s own name written on it with icing. As in the case of pan de muerto, when the celebrant takes a bite out of the skull, the person symbolically “takes a bite of death” and thereby, inoculates themselves against the fear of death.

Decoration is not restricted to gravesites. Often times people set up home altars dedicated to the same relatives. These are profusely decorated with flowers (primarily yellow and orange marigolds and/or crysanthemums). These were called cempoa-xochitl and are a clear holdover from Pre-Columbian times. For the Aztecs, the color yellow referenced the autumn—a season when nature begins to die. The arc or arco that forms a semi-halo atop the altar is symbolic of the path taken across the heavens by the dead. As in the case of the gravesides, home altars are also adorned with religious amulets and food offerings. The foods chosen are generally those that the deceased enjoyed during his life. This can run the gamut to different kinds of fruit, to cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages. Mescal is a favorite. All in all, the altar represents a recognition of the cycle of life and death that is part of human existence. There is some slight variation in how Day of the Dead is observed in Mexico. For instance, its celebration in large cities, like Oaxaca, leans more toward the secular than the sacred. Also, foodstuffs and altar construction are, logically enough, dependant upon the natural resources of the area. Nonetheless, what seems to be maintained throughout is the remembrance of the dead and the celebration of the continuity of life and the community.

(1) This deity’s name means “Lady of the Dead.” She was the female counterpart of Mictlantecuhtli, the lord of the underworld.
(2) See, Diego Duran, Book of the Gods and Rites and The Ancient Calendar. Translated and edited by Fernando Horcasitas and Doris Heyden. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1971].

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I have been to the  San Francisco’s Day of the Dead with my baby sister.

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Timeline Delta

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Pomp and Circumstance

Hello, and thank you for co-creating existence with me. My name is Sindy, and I will be your pilot this evening. I spent ten minutes looking at the Greek Alphabet, as I was thinking of a clever title, Timeline Kappa? Timeline Omega? Timeline Epsilon? Lol I just left it as Timeline Delta. The title is merely a symbolic designation, but the Greek Alphabet, is rather fascinating. I am writing this in participation of Litebeing chronicles, and my dear friend Linda’s, Time Machine Blogging Challenge. Actively practicing time travel via the Quantum mind is transcendent in scope. We sort of do it often in day dreams, the difference is intention. The first time I traveled to the future was in a meditation that in Keylontic Science, they call “journeys.” Although I do not advocate the “Freedom Teachings,” i.e., Keylontic Science (not even going to link them) I had some great experiences. This one in particular was a journey to meet yourself in 3300 AD. The KS journeys were pretty cool, I was instructed once arriving (it was years ago, I don’t recall the details) to reach out and take my hand, and I did, it was visceral. However, that was my first future self convergence.

Very recently I had one spontaneously. I was at a church service, Interfaith CommUNITY, and the theme that month was, “What Do You Teach?” The lovely Lori, (I blogged her article, The Zen of Crayons) was singing a song about teaching . . . As you may, or may not know, I am currently working toward my Bachelor’s Degree in Education. It will be next year before I transfer to the university, I will be attending ASU. So, as she is singing I flash to my graduation, I am there. I am walking on stage, and being handed my diploma. Whoa, my heart swelled and I cried such sweet tears of joy. And, here’s the thing, I can return to that moment at will, and each time I feel the joy, and an overwhelming feeling of pride in my accomplishment. Therefore obviously there is never a need to doubt or worry. It has/is/will be.

So thus far I have only experienced two future lives, and many past lives, but you can affect the now from any timeline, sending intent and goodwill.

Oh and…. The day I agreed to write a blog post for this challenge, knowing that I wanted to share this experience, I go into my back garden patio (my favorite chill zone) and I hear the high school band practicing, again, and again, they played the Graduation song. I chuckled and my heart filled up to overflowing yet again. About a week later my friend who also is in college send me a YouTube link to a show on tarot, and astrology with two women, what do they play but the Graduation song. Amazing and fun.

In the spirit of academic accomplishments, I am going to brag on myself a little. I post my papers on academia.edu, and my very first literary critique, was a year ago, Little Red Cap, the Awakening of Sexual Awareness, has been searched ever since. It is in the Top 3% of papers searched, and viewed, on that site. If you wish to read any of my academic writing you can check them out here.

Thank you my kindred spirit soul sister Linda, for hosting such a fantastic challenge.
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Namaste

Sindy

I picked 10/2/2015 because it equals 11 😀

Oh and PS: A cool badge I made for Linda for this challenge.

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My Way

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 My Way

Hey friends. My Mythology essay is done. Yea! OMG I have books all over the place, I have had 10 browser tabs open at once. Still not done with finals, but that is done. A breath of relief. I sure have a list of books to buy that I could not get my hands on for this paper, I am certain I will visit these literary areas again once I go to ASU, and I do love feminine and psychological critiques.

Oh it’s almost Summer break…. Yea! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you lovely mothers, also to all of your mothers.

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Sindy
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