August 30, 2015

Don't Worry About A Thing... ♥


Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, teardrops and laughter, pleasure and pain. Just remember, there was never a cloud that the sun couldn't shine through. :)

This is where it's at... May you FEEL INSPIRED today!!! ♥

"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
~ by Franz Kafka

"May my heart always be open to little birds
who are the secrets of living."
~ by e.e. cummings

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
~ by Thich Nhat Hanh

"Once we believe in ourselves,
we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight,
or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
~ by e.e. cummings

Three Little Birds ~ by the Legendary Bob Marley

Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

The Four Agreements... ♥

I absolutely loved reading this book. I read the entire book in one day back in 2007. It truly resonated with my spirit. I couldn't put it down. It's that great! :)

"Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of New Age spiritualist and Neo-Shamanistic texts. His teaching is significantly influenced by the work of Carlos Castaneda.

His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 4 million copies." [source: wikipedia]

If you would like to purchase this book, please visit don Miguel Ruiz website:

The Four Agreements — 15th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

This beautiful, four-color illustrated edition of The Four Agreements celebrates the 15th year anniversary of a personal growth classic.

The Four Agreements help us to break thousands of agreements that create needless suffering, and bring us to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Price: $19.95

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You can visit his website to read more if you're interested. I've shared the link below. I am typing the Four Agreements for those of you who need to translate. The following is taken from Toltec Spirit. Here's a a little nugget:

Living the Four Agreements: A life changing Journey

In the best selling book The Four Agreements don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles to practice in order to create love and happiness in your life. Adopting and committing to these agreements is simple. Actually living and keeping these Four Agreements can be one of the hardest things you will ever do. It can also be one of the most life changing things you will ever do.

As you practice living these four practices your life will dramatically change. In the beginning these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times. With practice these agreements become integrated into your being and every area of your life and become easy habits to keep.

1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Awakening

In actuality the problem is not that you adopted the Four Agreements. Nor is the problem that you are a failure. What is really happening is that you are having an awakening. You are waking up to how your mind makes assumptions, has emotional reactions, and is so quick to make self judgments. These realizations about the belief system in your mind are not usually pleasant but are part of an awakening. It is usually uncomfortable realization, but through it your awareness is growing.

With some more awareness and practice you can move beyond this uncomfortable awakening about the mind. You will come to see that it is not You that is judging your self for failing. It is the inner judge. With practice you will see the ridiculous expectations and assumptions for what they are and not feel like a failure when you lapse in your journey to impeccability. This comes as you gain more awareness and gain more personal power over your agreements.

The Challenge of a Spiritual Warrior

Don Miguel refers to some of these challenges throughout the book. However, in the excitement of the Truth in what don Miguel writes, people often overlook where he points out that this endeavor is not easy. The agreements may be simple, but he never says they are easy to keep.

At the same time living the Four Agreements has taken me on the most rewarding and profound journey of happiness and fulfillment beyond anything I could have imagined. The hard work in the beginning is rewarded to me in every interaction every day of my life. This is a very big return for a small investment of time and effort.

Don Miguel refers to people who decide to adopt the Four Agreements and create love and happiness in their life as Spiritual Warriors. It is Spiritual because it is about living your Life. It is also referred to as a war because you are challenging the old fear based beliefs in your mind. It will take more than a week and a half to break free of fear, the tyranny of the inner judge, and old emotional habits. There will be some battles lost along the way, but that is of minor concern in the longer term strategy of creating happiness in your life.

The Quest for Personal Freedom

The quest of a Spiritual Warrior is for Personal Freedom. Personal Freedom means freedom from fear, illusions, and the fear based beliefs in the mind. In essence it means to win the war over the beliefs in the mind. It is with Personal Freedom that we are free of the human condition of emotional suffering. Spiritual traditions around the world have their own names for this state of awareness including nirvana and heaven. It is a state that is simply described as living your life with unconditional love, gratitude, and respect, for your self, and for others.

Mother Teresa Poem: Do it Anyway!

Mother Teresa Poem
'Do it Anyway'


People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God (Creator);
It was never between you and them anyway.

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind

written by Marcia Sirota MD
[source: OM Times]

You’ve heard the phrase, “So-and-so is a really nice person,” and probably thought nothing of it. In my work, though, I think a lot about what it means to be “really nice” as I see a major distinction between being nice and being genuinely kind.

The way I understand it, kindness emerges from someone who’s confident, compassionate and comfortable with themselves. A kind person is loving and giving out of the goodness of their heart.

At the root of extreme niceness, however, are feelings of inadequacy and the need to get approval and validation from others.

Overly-nice people try to please so that they can feel good about themselves.

Genuinely kind people are giving because it’s in their nature to care, and since they have no ulterior motives, they aren’t concerned with whether or not other people like them.

Kind people can be assertive and set good limits. Nice people, on the other hand, bend over backward to be obliging.

They deal with potential conflicts by placating the other person because they can’t bear to have anyone upset with them.

Kind people have good self-esteem and because they love themselves as much as they care about others, they expect to be treated with respect.

Nice people are desperate for approval, so they’re often mistreated or taken advantage of.

Nice people tend to do too much for those who don’t deserve it and are easy prey for users. They get into co-dependent relationships in which they care-take others in the hopes of eventually being cared for themselves.

This co-dependent interaction, however, is a lose-lose for everyone involved. The nice person fails to get the love and approval they seek, and the person on the receiving end never feels like they’re getting enough care. Instead of being grateful, they become resentful toward the pleaser.

Kind people take responsibility for their own self-care. They’re generous, even altruistic, but don’t get caught up in a user-pleaser type of relationship.

The nice person is careful not to offend anyone and wouldn’t dream of expressing a “negative” emotion. They focus on being good to others, to the detriment of their own needs. In fact, they’re afraid to ask for what they want for fear of creating conflict.

Nice people stuff down their feelings, not wanting to be a bother to anyone, but the problem with this is that emotions can’t be kept down indefinitely.

Feelings and needs are meant to be expressed and when they’re repressed, they find another outlet.

Being nice, then, has unforeseen consequences: it’s painful to seek affirmation but receive contempt. Always holding back needs, feelings and opinions adds to their frustration.

Ultimately, the frustration grows into anger, but showing this anger is unacceptable to someone so invested in always being pleasant. They’re compelled to suppress any “bad” feelings.

As the nice person continues to please everyone and the anger simmers underneath the surface, the pressure builds up. At some point emotions begin to leak, in the form of snarky comments, whining, needling, sarcasm, passive-aggressive behaviour or even outbursts of rage.

When a nice person leaks resentment it’s usually met with surprise or with more anger, which reinforces their belief that anger should never be expressed.

A vicious circle is created in which the nice person pleases others, becomes resentful, represses and then leaks their anger and then represses their feelings some more. As a result, I believe they’ll often get caught up in addictive behaviours which are meant to compensate for their mounting frustration.

I have found that nice people will often turn to starchy, fatty or sugary “comfort foods” to help them to stuff down their anger and soothe their hurt feelings. They’ll sometimes abuse alcohol or turn to tranquillizers to anaesthetize their pain. Some will go on spending sprees, trying to buy themselves happiness.

The nice person is overly-invested in the emotional pay-off they’re hoping to achieve by pleasing and taking care of others.

They’re also unwilling to face how much hurt or anger they’re carrying. They’re resistant to changing their behaviour, despite the consequences of their compensatory addictions.

Kind people are happy people to begin with, and add to their happiness through acts of generosity and altruism. Nice people are needy people who inadvertently create more and more unhappiness for themselves.

The nice person has to understand that their self-worth can never be improved by being a pleaser. They must learn how to validate themselves independently of others, and let go of the co-dependent relationships which foster mutual animosity.

When the overly-nice person can let go of the urge to please, they’ll be able to identify their real needs and feelings and begin to take proper care of themselves.

They can find happiness in pursuing meaningful activities and relationships instead of giving too much, becoming resentful and developing nasty addictions along the way.

Winning IS a Choice! by Paul Meier, M.D.

We ALL have seeds of greatness within us! Each one of us has to make choices in life that lead to our DESTINY... If you really want to discover your true potential and NOT what others say about you, start reading books that awaken that giant within. You'll soon discover how wonderful you are, that you truly matter to the World and yes YOU can and WILL make a difference!

The following is taken from the description of the book.

Winning Is a Choice: How the Champions Do It, and How We Can
by authors Paul Meier and Jim Hiskey
[source: Amazon.com]

Becoming a champion in life, not merely in sports, is what really matters.

A champion can be defined as someone who has climbed a hurdle and reached greater heights in life. It's someone who recognizes his or her gifts and chooses to use them to help others. Being a champion has to do with finding a higher purpose in life.

Everyone can win in life. Some people honestly feel as if they are losers. But everyone can make the wise choices that lead to winning in life. Sometimes they simply need help to see what those choices are.

Anyone can become a champion in life, even people who believe they are locked into an impossible situation.

We can learn important lessons by closely observing the choices made by champions.

This is a book of stories about champions. You, too, can become a champion. As Jim and I tell these stories, we hope you will consider how you can make similar choices. How can you overcome obstacles, discover your gifts, and live your life to its fullest potential? Will you decide to change? Will you make the choices of champions?


Choices of Champions
  • Champions choose to accept help from others.
  • Champions choose to risk change.
  • Champions choose to get up and move on.
  • Champions choose to find a way.
  • Champions choose to face their problems head-on.
  • Champions choose to persevere.
  • Champions choose to concentrate.
  • Champions choose to seek a higher purpose.

Sunday Morning Cartoons To Put A Great BIG SMILE On Your Face! :D

I have many favorite cartoon characters, but Popeye the Sailor man has a special place in my heart because he was my childhood hero and role model! This is how my mom convinced me to eat SPINACH when I was a little one. ;) I still LOVE spinach today. Popeye's cartoons are most entertaining. PLUS, they offer great inspiration on how to deal with bullies and many other kinds of predicaments.

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Dolphins Saved Swimmers From Shark Attack ♥ True Story From 2004.


[source: The Guardian, UK]

A pod of dolphins saved a group of swimmers from a great white shark off the northern coast of New Zealand, it was reported today.

The incident happened when lifeguard Rob Howes took his 15-year-old daughter Niccy and two of her friends swimming near the town of Whangarei, according to the Northern Advocate newspaper.

Mr Howes told the newspaper that the dolphins "started to herd us up, they pushed all four of us together by doing tight circles around us". He explained that, when he had attempted to break away from the protective group, two of the bigger dolphins herded him back.

He then saw what he described as a three-metre great white shark cruising toward them - but it appeared to be repelled by the ring of dolphins and swam away.

"It was only about two metres away from me, the water was crystal clear, and it was as clear as the nose on my face," he said. At that point, he realised that the dolphins "had corralled us up to protect us".

Another lifeguard, Matt Fleet, who was on patrol in a lifeboat, saw the dolphins circling the swimmers and slapping their tails on the water to keep them in place. He told the newspaper he also had a clear sighting of the shark.

"Some of the people later on the beach tried to tell me it was just another dolphin - but I knew what I saw," he said.

Expert Ingrid Visser, who has been studying marine mammals for 14 years, told the Northern Advocate that there had been reports from around the world about dolphins protecting swimmers.

She said that, in this case, the dolphins probably sensed the humans were in danger and took action to protect them.

Ms Visser, of the group Orca Research, said dolphins would attack sharks to protect themselves and their young.

Love Multiplied by the Speed of Light Squared: A Most Heartfelt Message From Albert Einstein ♥


In the late 1980s, Lieserl, the daughter of the famous genius, donated 1,400 letters, written by Einstein, to the Hebrew University, with orders not to publish their contents until two decades after his death. This is one of them, for Lieserl Einstein..

“When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.

I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.

There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us.

This universal force is LOVE. When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force.

Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.

Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others.

Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals.

For love we live and die.

Love is God and God is Love.

This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation.

If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits. After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…

If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.
Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.

However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released. When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life.

I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it’s too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer! “.

Your father Albert Einstein

Pisces Full Moon on August 29th is a Supermoon by Kelley Rosano


written by Kelley Rosano
she can be contacted at: http://www.kelleyrosano.com
[source: Crystal Wind]

The Pisces Full Moon on August 29 is a SuperMoon. This means it is closest to the earth. It is in direct alignment with the sun and the earth. At the time of the Full Moon making it super strong. This Moon will have a powerful effect on you. Your dreams may be highly active. Your psychic abilities could expand. Your creative juices will be flowing. The Sun is coupled with Jupiter. This is a positive energy. It creates a sense of well-being. Optimism and hope spring forth. You can go after what you want. Feeling that you can have it. Believe in your dreams coming true. Believe.

The Moon and Neptune in Pisces oppose them. Jupiter and Neptune both rule Pisces. Jupiter rules expansion and faith. Neptune rules the soul’s journey through life and return to Spirit. This Full Moon will expand your intuitive abilities. The skill to move from an idea into creation is yours. Watch out for fantasy and escapism. Frenetic energy may be strong at this Full Moon. The Sun opposing Neptune can create delusions of grandeur. It is exact on August 31.

Both Pisces and Virgo are the most spiritual signs of the zodiac. This is why they are the toughest signs to master. Once you complete Pisces. You can get off the wheel of karma. You will ascend. Pisces are sensitive and dreamy. They have the ability to make their dreams profitable. Virgos are industrious and reliable. They are the hardest workers of the zodiac. Anyone who is lucky enough to have a Virgo work for them is truly blessed.

Wherever Pisces lands in your natal chart is where you need to trust your intuition. You will need to believe in your “hunches”. Rely on your intuitive insights. Pisces is where you are required to have faith. You are to have faith in you. Faith in your higher power. Faith in Creator. Wherever Virgo lands in your natal birth chart. This is where you are being asked to analyze your attitude in regards to the house affairs. You want to make sure that you are not in your own way. Do not get caught up in worry or fear. Negative thinking kills creativity and love. Attitude is everything. Focus on what is working in your life. Focus on what is good. Focus on your strengths. This will empower you. It will keep you centered. Rest. Restore yourself. Take good care of you.

“Asking for help can be a sign of strength rather than weakness.” — Ivo/Lisa Dorr
  • Do you need an attitude adjustment?
  • What are you ready for in your life?
  • What would you be doing if you were fearless?
Mercury is Virgo’s ruling planet. Mercury is in Libra. Libra rules relationships. Libra rules other people. Libra rules balance and fairness. Libra rules justice. There is a need for fairness. There is a cry for justice.

There is a need for justice in our banking. There is a need for justice in our governments. Corporations need to be fair and just. There is a need for balance in relationships. Mercury here gives you the opportunity to evaluate your relationships. Here is the opportunity to speak your truth. Speak truth to power. Stand for what you believe in. Work on mastering your communication skills.
  • What is the truth in your relationship?
  • Do you have a balance of power?
  • What do you need to change?
  • Are you good at receiving?
  • What does your heart want?
Venus moves direct on September 6. This is good news. Wherever Leo lands in your natal birth chart. Here is where you are being blessed. Venus may shower you with love and abundance. Your creativity may blossom. Romance enters your life. You have had plenty of time to re-assess your true values.
  • What did Venus teach you?
  • What do you love and value?
  • What matters to you most?
The Pisces Full Moon message is believe in your capabilities. Believe in you. The key phrase for Pisces is “I Believe.” You do not get what you want. You get what you believe. What do you believe is possible? These are the end times. You are balancing 26, 000 years of karma. This is referred to as the great Kali Yuga. There are cosmic waves of light washing over you. Raising your vibration. Earth is ascending. You are ascending. This is why life can feel intense and overwhelming at times. Energy cannot be destroyed only transformed. Albert Einstein proved that to us. You are energy. You are immortal. There is no death. Death is the final illusion that you will conquer. You will give back your physical body. Your soul is energy and moves onto higher vibration. Do not fear the challenges you face today. You are a hero for being here. You will go on. You cannot die. Love is eternal. Love transcends death. Your love goes with you. Your consciousness transcends into spirit. Pisces rules records of death. Many people are crossing over into spirit. It is their time to move forward. Many people are being given the opportunity to stay or go. Make no judgements. Your soul holds your soul agreements. You choose your moment of birth. You choose your first breath. You choose your final breathe. You are an immortal being. You are a great spiritual being. You are a powerful creator. You create from either love or fear. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Prime Creator loves and supports you. Choose love. Be fearless. Marry your soul. This will make you empowered and whole. The greatest gift you can give to life is to hold more light. You are to shine your light. You will soar higher. Feel good now.

“Complaining about anything holds you in the place of refusing to receive the things you’ve been asking for. Justifying about anything holds you in the place of refusing to let in the very things that you’ve been asking for. Blaming someone holds you in the place of refusing to let in the things that you’ve been asking for. Feeling guilty, feeling angry, it doesn’t matter what you call it; it is a refusal, not a conscious one. You’re asking; you can’t help but ask. The Universe is yielding; it must yield. It’s a big question, folks: why aren’t you letting it in?”
— Abraham

Love and Peace,
Kelley Rosano

Powerful Pisces Super Full Moon August 29th by Dale Osadchuk Animal Totem Astrology. I Love How She Combines Her Spirit Guides Storytelling With Astrology ♥ Enjoy! :)

written by Dale Osadchuk
Contact her at daleosadchuk@rogers.com
or by telephone at 905-589-0192.
[source: Crystal Wind]

29 August 2015 at 11.35am PDT and 2.35am EDT and 7.35am BST Summer Time GMT
30 August 2015 at 2.35am AWST Perth, Australia and 4.35am AEST Sydney, NSW, Australia

It was past high noon as Shooting Star climbed the path to the Star Temple. She had waited for her sister Snowy Owl to arrive back from her meeting with the Council of Twelve so together they could do ceremony for this Full Moon but Snowy Owl had not yet returned. In the past Shooting Star would have felt lonely but this day she was connected to her heart center and felt a sense of inner peace. As she came closer to the entrance of the sacred space she heard voices. Two were female and one was male. Shooting Star knew the male voice could not be her friend Runs With The Salmon for he had returned to the other side of Turtle Island after the last New Moon. Who could be waiting for her she thought.

When she entered the Star Temple she saw Snowy Owl sitting with the Star Walkers Arista and Dauphin. It had been many Moons since they had visited and the young woman knew this Full Moon message would be very powerful. Even though the exact moment of Sister Moon’s fullness would not be seen because it was daytime the message could still be heard. As soon as Shooting Stat sat with the other three Sister Moon began to speak.

“I have asked Arista and Dauphin to travel from the far away time, where they have been guiding the two leggeds to an awakening of spiritual consciousness, so they could be here for this Moon celebration. Arista you give the gift of knowledge and wisdom of the Temple Priestesses and show the two leggeds the Rainbow Bridge of Healing. You are guided by the Goddess in all her forms. Dauphin you awaken the wounded masculine to the Healing found when they step onto the Rainbow bridge. You are guided by the Whales and Dolphins and remind the two leggeds that they must remember to sing again the ancient song that is their unique sound but creates the Music of the Spheres when all join together in Harmony”

Sister Moon paused for a moment and then spoke again “Snowy Owl you are the Holder of the Wisdom of Spiritual Truth. Shooting Star you are the guardian of the messages from the Animals and the Starry Ones. I ask that you join Arista and Dauphin and travel with them to the far away time to continue to awaken the spiritual consciousness of the human kingdom. The time ahead is filled with opportunities for a new way of being. But first the old way must be released. This Full Moon IS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE OF HEALING INTO THE ONENESS WHERE THERE IS NO SEPARATION ONLY UNITY. I and Grandfather Sun bless you on this journey.”

Snowy Owl and Shooting Star retrieved their magic flying capes from the Standing One who guarded them and followed Arista and Dauphin into the far away time to fulfill what Sister Moon had asked of them.

I did not think there would be a story this time. When I stopped “thinking” it flowed through, Arista and Dauphin have spoken to us before and it made me realize (again) that I want to put the stories together so they flow.

I feel blessed to have been chosen as the Story Teller. I have said before I don’t really write them I just let them flow through me. That is why I had to stop “thinking”.
In the northern hemisphere this is the last Full Moon of the South Direction, learning to listen to our intuitive knowing as our guide. In the southern hemisphere this is the last Full Moon of the North Direction, the place of stillness and transforming knowledge into wisdom. This Pisces Super Full Moon also completes the lessons we have been working on since the Pisces New Moon Eclipse of March 20. That was a Super New Moon with this message “this New Moon meeting is a time of completion. We are asking the two leggeds to heal the world wound by releasing the old ways and create space for the Oneness of All to be embraced. That can only be done through forgiveness and completion. Each individual who heals themselves helps heal the world. When all two leggeds understand and embrace this path, harmony and peace will be restored.” Well it seems we still have a long way to go.

Full Moons are a time of blossoming but also completion. Spiritually Super Moons are powerful influences. The theme for Moon in Pisces and Sun in Virgo is healing, forgiveness, completion, and release so we make space for the new that is on the horizon with the Virgo New Moon Eclipse on September 13. That New Moon emphasises the need for humanity to cross the Rainbow Bridge of Healing into Wholeness so harmony and peace will be available for all. Same message repeated because we have not mastered that yet. But we have lots of energy shifts in the next few months to help us do that. The Virgo Eclipse will influence us until Mar 08, 2016.

For the planetary dance things are fairly quiet at this Pisces Super Full Moon but we have to watch out for the quiet ones. Aug 29 is the tenth year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the US Gulf coast as a category 3 storm. New Orleans in particular is still recovering. That event showed us some people have compassionate hearts and others are only interested in what is best for them. It was not a Super Moon influence at that time but Uranus (hurricanes and lightning storms) was at 08 degrees Pisces. In our current Super Full Moon the planet Neptune is at 08 degrees Pisces. Neptune rules the oceans and the lands. We do have a hurricane threat in the Caribbean right now named Erica that is expected to hit the east coast of Florida Saturday or Sunday. My planetary guide often says “history does not repeat itself but it rhymes”.

Neptune is an important player at this Super Full Moon. He was sighted in Sept 1846 and given rulership over Pisces. Astrologer Alan Oken calls Neptune “The Light of Inspiration”. Neptune is associated with the visual arts, music, dance, and in modern times filmmakers, especially when he is in Pisces. In fact when he was sighted the whole art world changed. But he is also called the Dissolver and the planet of illusion. He rules drugs and alcohol, two methods of escapism. Neptune at 08 degrees Pisces is travelling with the Moon and the Earth at 06 degrees Pisces and is opposite Jupiter at 03 degrees Virgo who is travelling with the Sun at 06 degrees Virgo. So we have a double opposition. Oppositions ask us to find balance. With Neptune the tug of war is illusion or illumination.

Prior to the sighting of Neptune the planet Jupiter, growth and expansion of whatever we are focused on, was the ruler of Pisces. The opposition between Neptune and Jupiter is very powerful here because of their link to Pisces. This Full Moon gives us the opportunity to focus on our spiritual vision, become illuminated and be a teacher and Wayshower for others. The Sun/Moon are both square Pallas Athene at 12 degrees Sagittarius creating a T Square. The question is are you going to let someone or something block you from shinning your Light? Pallas Athene is spiritual warrior and Goddess of Wisdom. Be the spiritual warrior and share what you know and believe to help others on the path to Illumination.

The Virgo Sun is ruled by Mercury at 02 degrees Libra. The planet of our thoughts and perceptions has just passed over the Libra North Node (Aug 27) giving us all support to create a new relationship to self. The other rulers of Virgo are Chiron at 19 degrees Pisces, healing the world wound, and the Asteroid Vesta at 12 degrees Aries, embracing the Authentic Self. Vesta is square (finding new ways of doing things) Pluto at 13 degrees Capricorn (transforming society). All three are retrograde asking us to do the inner work of personal healing so we can cross the Rainbow Bridge into Wholeness and be Wayshowers for others.

Brown Bear, introspection and healing, guides us for the Sun in Virgo. Cougar, coming into your personal spiritual power, and Wolf, the teacher about the power of change, are the Animal Totems for the Moon in Pisces. Dolphins, along with Whales, are Sacred Animals for Pisces. All are working together to support your journey of healing, forgiveness, and completion. Now is the time to release whatever blocks you from your spirit and a sense of wholeness.

The Clan Mother for Virgo is Setting Sun Woman, the keeper of tomorrow’s dreams and vision. She is also the Guardian of going within to find your Inner Universe and personal truth. Her teaching is how to live that truth.

The Clan Mother who guides us for the Moon in Pisces is Weights The Truth. She is the Guardian of right action, justice, equality, and Divine Law. She teaches us to accept the truth even when we do not want to see what is true. Weighs The Truth is the carrier of the Burden Basket. Put your own worries in the Basket and you will feel a lightness of being as Creator and Great Mystery bless your journey. For more insight about Setting Sun Woman and Weighs The Truth read the 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams.

I believe the Pisces/Virgo Full Moon is the most spiritual of all Full Moons. Raven Kaldera in “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this the Healers Moon. This pairing of astrological signs is found on the Tarot Constellation of the Hermit, the principle of Introspection and Personal Integrity. Virgo is journeying within to heal our spirits and Pisces is journeying to Source to find our Divine Light and to shine it out into the world. Only when we heal old wounds is that possible. As we said earlier the theme for this Lunation is healing, forgiveness (ourselves and others), releasing old wounds, and completion, which leads to transformed new directions.

Virgo and Pisces are active on the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion. The Archangels of the 6th Ray are Uriel, peace, harmony and love, and Aurora Grace, divine blessings. They are also 2nd Ray signs. This is the Ray of Divine Love and Wisdom. As we said before I see Virgo as the Rainbow Bridge of healing showing us the path to illumination and enlightenment that Pisces offers. The Archangels who guide us are Jophiel, creative power and vision, and Constance Christine, inner perception and divine illumination. Let us all focus on what we are wanting to complete and release at this Full Moon so Divine Blessings are received from Creator and Great Mystery for the next part of our journey.

Blessings to all at this powerful Pisces Super Full Moon.
Dale

Super Full Moon In Pisces Saturday August 29th by Lena Stevens at Powerpath

Full Moon Update 8-29-15
Intro written by Lena Stevens at www.thepowerpath.com
Body written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
[source: Crystal Wind]

Dear Friends,

FULL MOON IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 AT 12:35PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME (MDT).

The theme of this full moon is FAITH and TRUST. What are you doing to deepen your spiritual practice and anchor a greater faith and trust in spirit? This is an important full moon as what you do with it has the potential to set you up either really well or not so well for some of the influences of the next few months

Rather than organizing, consolidating and prioritizing your external world, this time frame is more focused on organizing, consolidating and prioritizing your internal world. What is important? What do you value? What are you not paying enough attention to that serves as your foundation in this life?

With that said, it is also a beautiful time to spend in community and to allow yourself to receive the support around you that will help build that faith and trust. So use this full moon to get your internal and spiritual priorities straight, and set some practices in motion that will help you focus on building that important trust and faith in spirit. If you use this full moon time well, it will help you to transition through these last days of August with more focus.

Remember that evolution only goes in one direction so regardless of what it may seem like out there in the world with people acting badly, we actually are as a whole moving forward. Trust. Faith.

Blessings,
Lena

ASTROLOGICAL NOTES:
Pisces Full Moon
Sun in Virgo ~ Moon in Pisces 6º
Saturday, August 29, 12:35 PM Mountain Time
(6:35 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

We have a myriad of reasons to put our attention on this Virgo/Pisces Full Moon: The Jupiter/Neptune cycle, Full Moon, and the movement of the Nodes.

First, big planets are aligning with the Sun and Moon – Jupiter conjunct the Sun expanding Virgo energies at the same time as the Full Moon conjuncts Neptune deepening, deepening Pisces energies. Expect Full Moon energies to be greatly magnified by this joining of big planets with the Sun and the Moon. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and Neptune the modern ruler (since its 1846 discovery). They will exactly oppose each other in their 13-year cycle in mid-September emphasizing the Virgo/Pisces continuum and making us really stretch to open our conscious awareness and our hearts even further and adapt to our changing worldly existence. This Full Moon is a prelude and initiation to that opening signified by Jupiter opposing Neptune in mid September while book-ended by solar and lunar eclipses.

Then, In November, the nodes will be changing to the themes of the Virgo/Pisces axis for 18 months to orient our growth in this same arena.

So what dynamics do Pisces/Virgo bring up for us? It’s the perfect right/left brain dichotomy, impressions vs. facts, wide-open sensitivity to all input visible and invisible vs. the precision and focused detail of the mind. A feminine water/earth polarity, both Pisces and Virgo are mutable signs meaning able to be flexible and integrate and even thrive on change. What makes them opposites is Pisces desire for unity and Virgo’s desire for discrimination.

Pisces as the last sign of the zodiac is sensitive to the wholeness and oneness of life, hence the most intuitive, creative and spiritual of the signs. Pisces brings us imagination, poetic fluidity, spiritual compassion.

Pisces’ spirituality and femininity is the healing antidote to the unraveling of the unbalanced masculine structures of our planet. Pisces teaches us about having faith in something greater than our egoic creations and how trust supports us in opening to the abundance of our divine natures. This is a hard sell if we are focused on the chaos of the news and the physical world and may seem naive and gullible of which Pisces is often accused. But Neptune in its own sign of Pisces now for the next 14 years (somewhere it hasn’t been in 165 years) is here to support us in dissolving the veils that separate us from a greater wholeness. Neptune’s action is to dissolve, merge, respond, surrender, sacrifice. What is intangible, illusionary, mystical, dreamt is Neptune’s gift and breeds healers, artists, martyrs, poets, dancers and visionaries. Idealistic? Yes, and prone to disappointment leading to escapist behaviors when overwhelmed – drugs, alcohol, vague confusion, worries and suffering, television – and the propensity to hide and keep secret these ‘self-undoing’ behaviors.

Neptune is within 2º of the Moon so all of the above qualities of Pisces will be greatly magnified and will extend beyond exact Full Moon. By mid September, Jupiter, newly moved to the sign of Virgo, will exactly oppose Neptune stretching us to higher frequencies, expanding our relationship to Spirit, and developing a trust that ‘everything’ will turn out perfectly.

What does Virgo bring to the equation as a balancing force? A strong mental focus because of its Mercury ruler, and a focus on the real world because of its earth element, along with some very practical work ethics for keeping the material world in working order such as organization, efficiency, discerning priorities, excellence at detailed tasks, skillful creativity and notable self discipline. Virgo stretches beyond the work world to craftsmanship and love and care of animals, nutrition, gardening, study, caring for others. Bottom line, Virgo is about work and health, and its relationship to the sixth house and a deep commitment to service will often find our Virgo selves opting for a crisis in work or an illness for a growth experience. This is how Virgo at times orients toward self improvement, purification, and adapting to circumstances. Virgo’s “consideration of others” and gentle and thoughtful nature is undeniable, but they are also considered “dry” as a temperament which means able to inhibit emotional reactivity which supports their ability to bring intellectual clarity and discernment to a situation.

Gift-giver, expansive Jupiter has just entered Virgo for one year. Jupiter helps us see how our beliefs and philosophical ideas shape our experience and give meaning to life. We draw down wisdom from the universe through Jupiter. This will be a year of making our lives much more functional, efficient and productive. And this week is the only time within that year when Jupiter gets the rocket boost of the Sun’s energy coupled with Neptune’s power. Use this for creativity, teaching and learning, for healing work and aligning with Spirit, surrendering the non useful, and readying your life for new, unfathomable relationship with that which is greater than personality. Expansion has already begun; personality, not happy.

Pisces is ever ready to support Virgo projects. Don’t let dreams, synchronicities, signs and hunches or ‘funny feelings’ pass you by and rely on your spiritual practices, contemplation and dreams for balance and guidance. Develop your trust and faith and “learn to walk the mystical path with practical feet”.

Venus and Mars have just become ‘morning stars’ and are rising in the East at dawn. They are anchoring a Grand Trine in Fire Signs along with Vesta and Pallas Athena all at 13º. Venus and Mars in Leo activate our leadership, delight in self expression and relationship to personal power. Vesta brings the virgin quality of being whole onto ourselves, strengthening our personal commitment and focus, while Athena helps us use the quantum creativity channels of the mental realms to attain our goals and manifest with ease. Fire signs inspire us and give enthusiasm, self confidence and energy. Venus and Mars are making three conjunctions, this being their second and the third will appear in late October ~ a long dance of union between the masculine and feminine archetypes.

August 29, 2015

Mulan Is On The Disney Channel, Just Started At 8:00pm. I LOVE This Movie. Great Inspiration! :) ♥




Mulan Movie Quote
The Emperor gives Shang some advice about Mulan:
"The flower that blooms in adversity
is the most rare and beautiful of all."

August 23, 2015

Happy Belated Birthday to A.A. Milne's Son, Christopher Robin! Christopher Robin Milne August 21, 1920 - April 20, 1996

This Little Owl Faced Off With a Sheriff’s Deputy and Totally Won :) ♥

Photo credit: Dan Walter-AP

Time news
written by Sarah Begley
July 25, 2015

The tiny bird decided it was above the game

This tiny owl may be cute, but don’t let it fool you: it has more sass in its little talon than a Colorado sheriff’s deputy.

Boulder County Sheriff’’s Deputy Sophie Berman came across a wee owl in her patrols on Tuesday and got into a staring contest with the bird while filming it, the Associated Press reports. Her feathered foe stood unwavering for several minutes, making clicking sounds in response to Berman’s words. Finally, the owl decided it was above the game and turned its back on Berman and flew away.

WTH?! I Just Found Out... Police Stop Gunmen at Pokemon World Championship! :o

Time News
written by Tanya Basu
Sunday August 23, 2015 at 4:57pm EST

They had made threats on social media

The Boston Police Department arrested two gunmen who threatened “violence” at the city’s Pokemon World Championship, the BPD announced Sunday.

Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, were both arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm on Friday.

The incident began developing on Thursday, when security officers at the Hynes Convention Center—host of the Pokemon World Championships—contacted the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) about threats made on social media against attendees.

Norton and Stumbo, who had driven in from Iowa, were stopped from entering the event when officers found several firearms in their car. The pair was unable to provide a license to carry; after being held, they were released.

A search of the vehicle on Friday turned up some disturbing arsenal, including shotgun, a rifle, several hundred rounds of ammunition, and a hunting knife. Norton and Stumbo were arrested Friday night in what city officials hailed as a “great job in the stop and prevention of a potential tragedy.”

USA: Donkey Escapes From Burning Forest, Refuses To Leave Firefighters' Side ♥

Photo credit: Facebook/Karen Kuehnel
Photo credit: Facebook/Stacey Benjamin

The Dodo news
written by Stephen Messenger
Wednesday August 12, 2015

Firefighters battling a wildfire in Arizona received a much-needed glimmer of hope this week after encountering a furry survivor who managed to escape the flames.

Crews from the Desert Hills Fire Department (DHFD) were fighting a section of the 7,000-acre fire near Lake Havasu City when, much to their surprise, a lone donkey — frightened but alive — emerged from the burning forest. Amazingly, he seemed to understand the firefighters could help, which they did by cooling his singed body with water from their hose.

"We have many wild donkeys living in the area, so we're very used to them here. They're normally quite skittish, but this one was not," DHFD administrator Jeanne Kentch told The Dodo. "This one followed the firefighters. It's like he knew, 'If I stick with you, I'll be safe.' He kept following them around."

It's unclear whether the donkey is feral, or if he escaped from a farm behind the fire line. But his friendly presence there amid so much devastation quickly found the animal a place in the hearts of rescue crews.

"Our firefighters have seen a lot of animals that were killed in the fire, so the situation has been hard on these guys," Kentch said. "The donkey has really boosted their spirits. He really made their day."

The donkey has since been evacuated to safety. If no owner comes forward to claim the animal, the American Wild Horse Sanctuary in California has volunteered to give her a home, founder Neda DeMayo confirmed to The Dodo.

USA: U.S. Animal Group Challenges Wild Horse Roundup ♥

AGWEEK news
written by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters
Thursday August 20, 2015

An animal rights group has filed a legal challenge to a planned roundup of wild horses in Arizona, arguing the government has failed to determine whether these horses actually need to be removed.

Friends of the Animals sued the U.S. Forest Service on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona after the government issued a notice at the end of July authorizing the impoundment of horses in Tonto National Forest for up to a year.

Classified by the Service as "unauthorized livestock," these wild horses could be offered for sale and may end up slaughtered for meat, Friends of Animals said in their complaint.

"Actions to remove wild horses from the Tonto National Forest could have a significant effect on the surrounding environment and on the many people that study, view and document the herd," the group said in its complaint, noting that wild horses have roamed the area since at least 1890.

Government roundups of wild horses often spur intense opposition from animal advocates and other conservation groups.

Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both of Arizona, have also raised concerns about the roundup challenged in the complaint. The lawmakers sent a letter to the service in early August, asking the agency to hold off on gathering any horses until there has been "sufficient public engagement."

Friends of the Animals argue the government issued its impoundment notice in the Arizona Capitol Times on July 31 without any prior notice to the public.

Under the federal Wild Horse Act, passed in 1971, the government can remove wild horses only if it determines that there is an overpopulation of horses in the specified area and the action is necessary to maintain an "ecological balance."

The animal group said the government did not offer any explanation about why the horses in Tonto National Forest were not covered by the Wild Horse Act.

The government also did not undertake any analysis of the environmental impacts of the horse roundup, which is a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, according to the group.

The Forest Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

JAPAN: Japan’s Largest Airline Announces Two New Star Wars Themed Planes. :D


MyFoxLA, KTTV11 news
written by Staff
Friday August 21, 2015

TOKYO, JAPAN- ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced that two more of its planes will be decorated with Star Warscharacters as part of an agreement with The Walt Disney Company.

ANA also announced the Star Wars ANA Jet, which will showcase both BB-8 and R2-D2 on the outside of a Boeing 767-300.

These Star Wars themed planes will join the previously announced R2-D2 ANA Jet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Through this combination of characters, ANA hopes to welcome more passengers of all ages from around the world.

ANA launched the Star Wars Project in April 2015 after signing a five year promotion license contract for the Star Wars brand.

As part of the agreement, the ANA Star Wars planes’ will also display in-flight decorations, such as headrest covers, paper napkins and cups featuring Star Wars characters - more details will be announced at a later date.

The three Star Wars jets will fly international and domestic routes.

On October 18, the R2-D2 ANA Jet is scheduled to go into service on international routes, initially as flight NH116 between Tokyo and Vancouver, and then fly between Japan and other cities in ANA’s robust international network including the US (Seattle and San Jose), Europe (Munich, Paris and Brussels), Australia (Sydney), China (Beijing), and Indonesia (Jakarta).

“We’re thrilled to unveil the designs of our new Star Wars themed planes, and I’m sure fans across the world will love the look,” said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA. “At ANA we pride ourselves on offering the best possible flight experience, from the ANA Star Wars Project and our extensive in-flight entertainment options, to our peerless, award-winning in-flight service, dining options created by Michelin-starred chefs and wines chosen by our discerning sommeliers. We look forward to providing our passengers with an engaging in-flight experience as they travel our planet."

The 2015 Pokémon World Championships are over, and the winners have been announced! Congrats to this year’s Pokémon World Champions! :D


The 2015 Pokémon World Championships are over, and the winners have been announced! Congrats to this year’s Pokémon World Champions! http://bit.ly/1UANkLm
Posted by Pokémon on Sunday, August 23, 2015


Check out the action at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston, MA! http://bit.ly/1UANkLm
Posted by Pokémon on Friday, August 21, 2015

It’s official! Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U in spring, 2016! :D

It’s official! Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U in spring, 2016! http://bit.ly/1Ja0wS8

Posted by Pokémon on Friday, August 21, 2015