Daily Words of the Buddha for May 29, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for May 29, 2017 — subhāsitā — well-spoken

Idha tappati, pecca tappati,
pāpakārī ubhayattha tappati.
“Pāpaṃ me katan”ti tappati,
bhiyyo tappati, duggatiṃ gato.

Idha nandati, pecca nandati,
katapuñño ubhayattha nandati.
“Puññaṃ me katan”ti nandati,
bhiyyo nandati, suggatiṃ gato.

Agony now, agony hereafter,
the wrong-doer suffers agony in both worlds.
Agonized now by the knowledge that one has done wrong,
one suffers more agony, gone to a state of woe.

Rejoicing now, rejoicing hereafter,
the doer of wholesome actions rejoices in both worlds.
Rejoicing now in the knowledge that one has acted rightly,
one rejoices more, gone to a state of bliss.

Dhammapada 1.17, 1.18
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Tarot Contemplation – Nine of Pentacles

See this well-dressed woman standing in this beautiful garden?  She got there by working hard and is now enjoying the fruits of her labor.  She acted with discipline, taming her impulses like she’s tamed the bird on her arm.  When this card appears, it may be a time to act with such discipline.  You will accomplish much by quieting your animal instincts.  It could also be a time for self-reliance, for taking charge of your own future.  You may be craving more independence.  This card could also mean that you have already accomplished much.  Now, it’s time to indulge in rewards that you deserve.  Pamper yourself.  Take yourself out on a date.  The Nine of Pentacles could also be telling you that you give off the impress of not needing anyone else, or could represent somebody else that gives that impression.  So, for today only, reward yourself for all the good, hard work you’ve done lately.  Be proud of what you’ve accomplished and treat yourself well!  By making the effort to celebrate now, you’ll be reinforcing your good work and replenishing your energy for even more success in the future.

Backyard Planter and Seating: 6 Steps (with Pictures)

I got a new house with a teeny tiny backyard (roughly 15 x 10) that ends at someone else’s side wall. When you look out the dining room window, all you see is brick. So I thought it would be nice to make some planters in which to grow climbing green things (so far, got cucumber, tomato, and various peas). But it would also be nice to have someplace to sit out back when we’re grilling, so enter the planter-seats.  The real thing ended up remarkably like the digital plan. I’m impressed, and for that I have to thank Patrick, who made this plan into a reality.

Source: Backyard Planter and Seating: 6 Steps (with Pictures)

Tarot Contemplation – Page of Wands

Today is a day for following your excitement.  Do something new that ignites your curiosity and invites your creativity.  It is quite likely that a little fear will come up as you take these new steps, but that’s all part of the fun!  There are endless possibilities for each of us in this crazy world.  Start expanding your horizons!  You might be feeling eager to begin a new project, or set off on a new adventure.  This card could also represent exciting news!

This Rejuvenating Remedy Is Prepared In 15 Minutes And Removes The Pain In Bones And Joints | Herbs Remedies

Many times we can get in the natural cure thousands of our ills, in this way we can eliminate the most recurrent ailments of our body without having to resort to painkillers or other medicines to take care of our health.

Source: This Rejuvenating Remedy Is Prepared In 15 Minutes And Removes The Pain In Bones And Joints | Herbs Remedies

Tarot Contemplation – Nine of Cups (reversed)

The Nine of Cups reversed is a card that indicates disappointment or smugness.  You may be feeling emotionally empty, despite your efforts, or that you can’t be happy until you have what someone else has.  It may be that your current path will never bring you the joy you seek and that you need to look for it elsewhere.  Alternatively, happiness may be very close at hand but you need to begin noticing all you do have, instead of what you lack.  This card could also indicate that you are very happy, but you are using your happiness in ways that hurt others.  You may be so self-satisfied that you are not noticing the feelings of those around you.  Your bragging and smugness may be very unappealing to those around you.  Today, delight in your senses and emotions.  Taste the delicious food you eat, feel the comfort of your home, appreciate the amazing gifts of music and art that have been created for our pleasure, feel the amazing love that flows in and out of your heart.  What an amazing world!  What an amazing thing to be alive!  Choose to be happy today; it really is a choice.

Chinese Face Map Reveals What Part Of Your Body Is Sick And How To Address It | Herbs Remedies

 

Chinese healers have been detecting and diagnosing all kinds of diseases by reading faces for thousand of years. The skin on the face can reflect the changes in your body because it is sensitive.

You can learn this ancient practice and have some clue about your health.

Source: Chinese Face Map Reveals What Part Of Your Body Is Sick And How To Address It | Herbs Remedies

Hau’ōli lā Pō’aono

Aloha kākahiāka ōukōu a me hau’ōli lā Pō’aono. Hōʻomanāo a me aloha kekāhi i kekāhi. Hoihoi keīa nani lā. Ī hopenapule maikā’i. Ō ka maluhia no me ʻoe.

Good morning, everyone, and Happy Saturday. Always remember to love one another. Have a nice weekend. Peace be with you.

Reiki and Melchizadek Priesthood: Congratulations To Our Advancing Students!

Reiki Grandmaster Eric Fuller, 10th dan, who has mastered Crystal Reiki and Ethereal Crystals. Eric is also one of our Melchizadek High Priests who is about to complete his training and be an Initiate-Ordinant candidate.

 

Jiri Kral, Reiki Grandmaster, 18th dan, who has mastered Crystal Reiki and Ethereal Crystals. Jiri is also one of our Melchizadek High Priests and an Initiate-Ordinant candidate.

 

Congratulations to Lawrence Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, upon attunement to Okuden/Reiki Practitioner, Level 2!

(picture to be uploaded)

 

Daily Words of the Buddha for May 26, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for May 26, 2017 — asaṅkhata— unconditioned, not put together, not proceeding from a cause [synonym for nibbāna]

Tumhehi kiccamātappaṃ;
Akkhātāro Tathāgatā.
Paṭipannā pamokkhanti
jhāyino mārabandhanā.

You have to do your own work;
Enlightened Ones will only show the way.
Those who practise meditation
will free themselves from the chains of death.

Dhammapada 20.276
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Energy Flux with the New Moon in Gemini today 5-25-2017

Libra Seeking Balance

After a quiet time with a void-of-course Taurus Moon, there will be a noticeable change in mood when the Moon dashes into Gemini early this morning. The only aspect she makes for close to twenty four hours is the New Moon in Gemini during the afternoon. One of Gemini’s best things is the knack for quickly processing masses of information and make adjustments accordingly on the fly. This New Moon could hit many people with more data than they can handle, especially if they have strongly fixed sign charts. Most of us would benefit from taking a few days to let things settle enough so we can determine what’s valuable and what’s not. Do your best to pace yourself today and be firm about not taking on too much at once. 🌠☽♊🌠

Today Venus in Aries exactly squares Pluto in Capricorn at 19°. It will not be easy to accurately…

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Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Swords

This Knight is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies.  In the design, he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry.  He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.  The Knight of Swords represents skill, address, bravery, capacity, defense, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin.  There is, thus, a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality … but not today.  This Knight is in alignment with Gemini, which is synchronous with the Sun and Moon in Gemini tonight.  Gemini characteristics include intelligence, independence, freedom, enterprise, adaptability, communication, curiosity, persuasiveness, amusement, variety, fickleness, superficiality, impatience and reactive to circumstance.  What does this all mean for you?  This Knight is often taken as a person who is young, confident and articulate, but who may act impetuously.  The problem, thus, is that you might be carried away by unrealistic expectations.  You may come up with strong arguments for your position, but your impatience and impulsiveness might work against you in the end.  So, don’t be too quick to rush in and engage in conflict.  Scope out the lay of the land first before you open your mouth.

Hau’oli Aloha Po’alima

Hau’oli Aloha Pō’alima a pau. Ka hopena pule, ua ʻaneʻi pela ke hoike nei i kekahi leʻaleʻa i loko o ka lā me ka ‘ohana a me nā hoa aloha. Loaʻa he nui lā. O ka maluhia no me ‘oe.

 
Happy aloha Friday everyone. The weekend is here so lets have some fun in the sun with family and friends. Have a great day. Peace be with you.

20 Cancer Symptoms That Women Often Ignore | Home Remedies

ROUTINE TESTS SUCH AS PAP SMEARS AND MAMMOGRAMS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THESE TESTS. IT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT OR INEXPLICABLE. YOU DO NOT WANT TO JOIN THE RANKS OF CANCER PATIENTS WHO REALIZE THAT IT IS TOO LATE. HERE ARE SOME SIGNS THAT ARE USUALLY OVERLOOKED …

Source: 20 Cancer Symptoms That Women Often Ignore | Home Remedies

Daily Words of the Buddha for May 25, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for May 25, 2017 — atthaṅgamāya — for the extinguishing of [suffering]

Sace bhāyatha dukkhassa, sace vo dukkhamappiyaṃ,
mākattha pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, āvi vā yadi vā raho.
Sace ca pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, karissatha karotha vā,
Na vo dukkhā pamutyatthi:
upeccapi palāyataṃ.

If you fear pain, if you dislike pain,
don’t do an evil deed in open or secret.
If you’re doing or will do an evil deed,
you won’t escape pain:
it will catch you even as you run away.

Udāna 5.44
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Cups

The Knight of Cups is graceful, but not warlike.  He rides quietly, wearing a winged helmet that refers to those higher graces of the imagination which sometimes characterizes this card.  This Knight is also a dreamer, but the images of the side of sense haunt him in his vision.  Today is a great day for creative play and for spending time with people you love.  You have a lot of love and passion flowing through you, so find ways to share it.  It’s not a great day for big decisions, however; the dreamy energy surrounding you today could make something seem better than it actually is.

Daily Words of the Buddha for May 24, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for May 24, 2017 — ātāpī — ardent

Gahakāraka, diṭṭhosi!
Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi.
Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ.
Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ;
taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā.

O house-builder, you are seen!
You will not build this house again.
For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered.
My mind has reached the Unconditioned;
I have attained the destruction of craving.

Dhammapada 11.154
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Tarot Contemplation – Eight of Wands

When this card appears, things are happening or about to happen, quickly!  This is the card of things set in motion, rapid communication and intense energy.  Matters at hand will quickly be resolved, often in satisfactory ways.  Be careful what forces you set in motion when this casrd appears, because they will be nearly impossible to halt.  Prepare now, because once the energy of this card appears, all you’ll be able to do is hold on!  A warning here may be to ask yourself what you’re rushing into and why.  If this rapid action is in line with your ultimate goals, then enjoy the ride!  This card may appear when romance is passionate.  Love at first sight and being swept off your feet are indicated by this card.  Expect a message you’ve been waiting for to arrive.  Travel by air is often indicated by the Eight of Wands.

Smudging Your Life

The Wild Feminine

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Smudging. You may picture a crazy, older woman wearing flowing robes dancing among a cloud of smoke all throughout her house, choking on the inhalation of sage and chanting to her
pets. Or, maybe you are that crazy older woman (like I am at heart). Allowing an open mind to the benefits that smudging can have on your space and life can make a world of difference. I began my smudging practice years ago after hearing how it clears out negative energy, creating openness for fresh, new energy to fill in the
void. I was in awe how something so basic and simple allowed for a whole new feeling to myself & my environment. I opened myself to have a monthly ritual of out with the old, in with the new- which manifests beyond the four corners of your house into all corners of your life.

smudging_ladySmudging is a Native American…

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