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.
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
New Deepak & Oprah 21 Day Meditation..Started today 7/13.
Theme is, Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude
Here is a Mantra Cheat Sheet.
MANIFESTING GRACE THROUGH GRATITUDE
Mantra English Essences and Explanations
Learn more about the mantras for bringing the gifts of grace and gratitude into your life
Dhanya Vad – Day 1
This mantra means “thank you.” It invokes an attitude of appreciation for life and opens you to the infinite blessings around you.
Kripa Hum – Day 2
This mantra identifies your essence as pure grace and sets in motion the flow of grace through gratitude. It helps you experience yourself as both the giver and receiver of blessings.
Ananda Hum – Day 3
This mantra awakens the state of fulfillment that is your true self. Ananda is the inherent bliss, joy, and fulfillment of existence. Ananda Hum aligns your Being with this reality.
Twam Eva Mata – Day 4
This mantra reveals the truth that our connection with the world is an interactive spiritual relationship. By relating to the world with love and appreciation, we receive unconditional love and support in response, just as a mother to her child. As you repeat the mantra, feel your individual connection to your universal existence as an intimate relationship, like a child to its mother.
Kritajna Hum – Day 5
This mantra cultivates an awareness that naturally looks at the world with gratitude. It is a fully present state of consciousness.
Samprati Hum – Day 6
This mantra reminds us that our true self is ever-present awareness. Simply being awake in the Now is the natural state of gratitude. This presence of grace is your essential nature.
Prani Dhana – Day 7
This mantra guides awareness in the natural process of letting go of constricted, conditioned thinking and expanding into the unlimited self. This is the true meaning of surrendering – awareness accepting and embracing its full universality.
Shara Vana Ya – Day 8
This mantra attunes your intentions with the intentions of the cosmos. This activates the purposeful force of intention to transform present circumstances into favorable opportunities.
Om Hreem – Day 9
This mantra opens awareness to the eternal present that exists in every changing moment. It reveals the unchanging, unbounded quality of consciousness within every experience.
Namasté – Day 10
This mantra means “I see my core self in everyone.” This recognition is a wave of love and grace. Your knowing light of awareness recognizes itself in the light of awareness of another.
Om Purnam Adah – Day 11
This mantra affirms that nature is inherently full, abundant, and complete. The infinite consciousness we experience as the universe around us is as complete and whole as our inner universe, because they are the same consciousness. Recognize that wholeness as unconditional grace filling every aspect of your life.
Aham Prema – Day 12
This mantra reveals your true nature as pure love. Prema means love, the flowing energy that connects us all. This mantra helps you express love in every word and action. When we see the world and others with the eyes of love, our hearts are filled with gratitude and grace.
Om Kleem Shreem – Day 13
This mantra affirms that you deserve the fulfillment of all your deepest desires. Shreem is the mantra associated with nature’s beauty, love, and abundance. Kleem is the sound that attracts those qualities to you. This mantra cultivates a feeling of appreciation and gratitude for the abundance in life.
Karuna Hum – Day 14
This mantra develops deep compassion for all living beings by knowing and experiencing others as part of your own self. It is deep compassion that allows you to see another person as yourself.
Om Purnam Idam – Day 15
This mantra affirms that we are full and complete within ourselves. Your true self is as inherently full, abundant, and complete as nature itself, because there is only one consciousness. Inner and outer are only different perspectives of the same reality.
Ananta Swa Bhava – Day 16
This mantra awakens your knowledge of the infinite potentiality of your higher self. Ananta means “that which is infinite and unending.” Ananta Swa Bhava means “I know my own state of Being as infinite and unbounded.”
Vratam Ahum – Day 17
This mantra means “I am the consciousness that accepts life with wisdom and grace.” This is a state of choiceless awareness that affirms and embraces life just as it is, at this moment.
Sanatana Hum – Day 18
Sanatana Hum means “my self is eternal.” This mantra reveals the truth of your consciousness as an unending presence – pure Being.
Atma Prakasha – Day 19
This mantra affirms that the true nature of your self is the wholeness of the universe. It illuminates your Being as the truth of cosmic existence.
Aroot Perum Jothi – Day 20
This mantra invokes the divine light of grace to fill your life. With this mantra, the light of grace enters at the top of your head and transforms every cell in your body, every thought, and every feeling.
Twam Eva Sarvam – Day 21
This mantra means “my true self is the essence and source of all that is good and valuable.” Spirit is your mother, father, friend, lover, wisdom, joy, and abundance. This mantra connects your spiritual heart to the universe as something personal and intimate.
Aham Brahmasmi – Day 22
This mantra affirms the universality of your individuality. It means “I am the wholeness of existence; my consciousness is the same as the consciousness of the universe.” This mantra affirms that the true nature of your self is the wholeness of the universe. Your Being resonates as the truth of cosmic existence.
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
Top: Visual Alchemy
Middle: Yuliya Glavnaya
Third: Myra Evans