"In the name of the flowers and the fields, the stars in the sky, and the streams that flow down to the sea, and the mystery that breathes wonder into all these things, I pronounce you mouse and wife." -Jill Barkley Brambly Hedge, Summer Story
Sattva : is pure aspect and awakening light. Pure essence.
Find it : through harmony, calm and contentment.
Orient Your Course : It is important to orient yourself daily; anchor in the essence of your identity, refine your connection to spirit at the horizon of each morning, and set sail in sattvic practices. These three masts will be faithful companions along this grand adventure of life. Determine what is supportive, move towards it, and sattva will be a natural byproduct. -Emma Kate Veader CLICK for more at Kripalu.org*
*Kripalu is my personal favorite Center for Yoga and Health
If we lost all the dead space inside our atoms, we would each be able to fit into a partial of dust, and the entire human race would fit into the volume of a sugar cube. Quantum physics says that 99.9999999% (and more) of what is called 'ordinary matter' is empty space. In fact, space (another illusion) is not actually empty but bursting with energy that we can't see. The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with ... EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN TOLD -David Icke
from Auguries of Innocence It is right and should be so; Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know Thro' the World we safely go. Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are Born. Every Morn and every Night Some are Born to sweet delight. Some are Born to sweet delight, Some are Born to Endless Night. God Appears and God is Light To those poor Souls who dwell in Night. -William Blake
We cannot take on another's issues, nor can we truly walk in another's shoes, and we were never meant to.
Be RADICAL. Yes, we would like walk the middle path, but in this extreme culture, 'living a little' has lost its meaning. When mainstream is synonymous with obesity, depression, chronic pain etc. you want to be anything but. Don't let the dominant populous derail you. Revolt. Rebel. Rise!
Be miraculous, enormous, ecstatic. Find your sweet spot; it's most likely incredibly 'abnormal'.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.
Ask yourself : Will this increase chaos or align me towards order?
Your chosen script, your directive, your health, your freedom, YOUR order ...
The trick of creating chaos and then seizing power under the pretense of putting things back in order is a tried and true method of deception and manipulation. It's the meaning behind the Latin motto: ORDO AB CHAO meaning ORDER OUT OF CHAOS. Q: Is someone making money off of this/you? A: That's chaos. Order cannot be purchased.Order is the Universe, it is Nature. Order is FREE!!!
The last post discussed finding our lithe figure through polishing, but as we know a gleaming frame is no easy feat. And as Marie Kondo has discovered and shared perhaps our environment is instead the place to commence.
A clean, fluid, bright home built honorably and soundly with beautiful, natural materials will provide endless pleasure and can bestow lifelong health. All the decorating in the world will only mask fundamental flaws.
Probably not what one wants to hear, but consider moving or renovating over decorating.
To put "lipstick on a pig" is rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product or person.
First and foremost buff and polish. Enjoy the pampering on your journey towards immaculate and adorn only once spic and span. Trim, neat and airy is always enough. Bright, clear and elegant is on the horizon. Eventually you will shimmer and sparkle.
A minimalist foray : pack extra specially light for your next excursion and enjoy the liberation of less is more. Return home with an enlightened perspective and the natural inclination to shed and evolve.
Be grateful to have food and choices. Be extra grateful if someone is willing to feed you. There is no such thing as a bad food. Stop taking yourself so seriously and for your soul's sake absolutely no dieting. Ever. Period.