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.
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, 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.
I wanted to share this inspiring, and amazing article by Vedic Astrologer, Kari Field. I am mega pumped, I love Lakshmi.
I will be moon bathing with the Goddess Lakshmi. She has long held a special place in my wannabe Hindu heart ❤
The full moon of Oct. 27, 2015 (5:05 AM PDT) will bring a dazzling shower of opportunity for increasing wealth and prosperity that may be felt in our lives for months to come. Energetic channels previously blocked can suddenly be released, ushering in a flood of possibility when it comes to financial and health-related improvements.
This high-energy moon – said to open a portal to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity – is believed to shower the night sky with a rain of nectar, or Amrita Barkha. Lakshmi’s potent shakti will infuse the moon’s rays with her divine feminine power, detoxifying our bodies, and increasing the flow of abundance and harmony in our lives.
Sweet, creamy liquids are especially absorbent of this auspicious moon nectar. To make your own nectar-charged “moon milk,” leave out a glass of sweetened milk of any kind – for instance, coconut, almond, or dairy – on the night of the full moon, and share it with friends and family to increase health, wealth and prosperity. In India, they often use Kheer, a sweet milk rice pudding, which you can make at home.
Transiting the area of the sky known as Ashwini, which relates to the energy of the horse, this full moon has the power to generate new streams of income and send you galloping off into uncharted territory. If you have felt stuck in the financial or health sectors of your life, the good news is that fast-paced Ashwini may open the floodgates to healing, leaving you feeling healthier and more prosperous than you have all year.
According to Hindu mythology, Ashwini is ruled by a pair of twin brothers born from the union of the sun and the intellect. It is said that Sanjana, a female deity who represents the human intellect, after taking the form of a horse, birthed her sons through each of her nostrils. In the practice of yogic breathing, the nostrils are closely related to the nadis, the central channels for moving prana, or life-force, through our bodies.
The rays of this full moon have the power to re-energize and re-balance these key pranic channels, restoring a sense of health and well-being and increasing our vitality. Be sure to take deep, conscious breaths in order to extract the maximum benefit from the moon’s healing nectar.
If we’re not careful, Ashwini’s powerful force can knock us off our feet. The ebb and flow of prana may become especially turbulent, and you could find your energy rising sky high, then plummeting just as fast. Ashwini can also create agitation, and may find us fidgeting in our seats or hurrying to arrive. Animals, especially horses, can be easily spooked at this time.
In India, this will be the harvest moon, also known as Sharad Purnima. It marks the end of monsoon season and the height of a lunar cycle honoring the goddess Lakshmi. This may be an excellent night to stay up late and do some moon-bathing. In some regions, it is said that Lakshmi flies through the night sky, blessing whomever she finds awake with material prosperity. Sharad Purnima is also the full moon of the legendary Rasa Lila, Lord Krishna’s ecstatic dance of divine love. In Hindu mythology, this was the night that Radha, Krishna’s consort, and the young women of the village snuck out of their homes for a blissful evening of dance and play with Lord Krishna.
To sweeten the pot further, the planet Mars, which rules this month’s full moon, is sitting in a stunning triple conjunction with two of the most beneficent and brilliant of the planets, Jupiter and Venus. This beautiful conjunction can be seen rising in the early morning hours, in the romantic star of Purva Phalguni, inspiring our hearts to make new connections and deepen commitments to those we love. The influence of Venus will enhance Lakshmi’s prosperous gifts, while Jupiter, the bringer of good luck and fortune, will inspire us to perform good deeds – and maybe even come to someone’s rescue.
Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the universe for your heart’s desire, and stand ready and open to receive. This full moon has the power to grant wishes, heal wounds, and increase prosperity at every level. Soak it up!
To find out how this lunar cycle affects you on a personal level, book a full natal reading with Kari Field.
Revisiting and older post. Namaste~ We all know its meaning, just a blessed reminder.
The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”
To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect. Although in the West the word “Namaste” is usually spoken in conjunction with the gesture, in India, it is understood that the gesture itself signifies Namaste, and therefore, it is unnecessary to say the word while bowing.
We bring the hands together at the heart chakra to increase the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing the eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation technique to go deeper inside the heart chakra; when done with someone else, it is also a beautiful, albeit quick, meditation.
Namaste, to myself, to you, to my world, and universe, to infinity and beyond~