Daily Words of the Buddha for September 26, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for September 26, 2017 — santuṭṭhi — contentment

Appamādaratā hotha!
Sacittamanurakkhatha!
Duggā uddharathattānaṃ,
paṅke sannova kuñjaro.

Delight in heedfulness!
Guard well your thoughts!
Draw yourself out of this bog of evil,
even as an elephant draws itself out of the mud.

Dhammapada 23.327
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

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The I Ching Weekly for September 25, 2017

There are extraordinary energies being delivered into many aspects of life on earth   now. Be still and bring your attention to this burgeoning cycle of growth, rejuvenation, increase, development, and gain. The fuel to deliver the increase to you and your tribe of fellows is acceptance. And in your personal acceptance know that you deserve this time of augmentation.  […]

Source: The I Ching Weekly for September 25, 2017

Tarot Contemplation – Wheel of Fortune

It’s very possible that you will decide to leave your job if you are currently working, even if it’s a good job, because your heart is no longer in it. You are being called to follow your dream, no matter what it is.  If you have a desire to do something different, but don’t know anybody who does what you want to do — be bold and call up someone who does what you dream of doing and ask them if you can have lunch with them, or shadow them for four hours. You’d be surprised how often such a request is met in the affirmative. In the financial sense, the Wheel of Fortune is generally a good omen for anyone who has been having a rough time for a while financially.  It means that your circumstances are very likely to change, markedly, for the better.  However,if you have had a long prosperous period, consider the opposite possibility – that your income may drop a little.  If that’s the case, be sure you are prepared for the proverbial “rainy day.”  In the long run, it all evens out naturally.

AUTO IMMUNE ISSUES: The Sacred Boundary of Self Violated

Live a Holistic Life

ALL AUTO IMMUNE PEOPLE: The Sacred Boundary of Self:

If you have an auto immune condition, please look beyond the physical level for your healing. You probably wont heal unless you do.
You can look for the magic bullet that cures you, you wont find it.
You can search the physical plane, the world of one cause for the effect, but you wont find it.
You can stay locked in this land of separation, but it wont heal you.

NO…

You must look beyond the linear and dive into the murky world, the world of emotion, mind, spirit, into beliefs and wounds.
It is not optional.

An auto immune condition means that the sacred boundary of self has been breached, physically in the gut wall and thus the immune system, and energetically and metaphorically in the sense of self we carry from birth to death.

You as a self, a…

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Shamanic Animal Appearance – The Phoenix (Rebirth)

Message from the Phoenix: “Get rid of the past and start afresh.”

The spirit of the Phoenix is very powerful.  This mythical animal is able to burn entirely and resurrect from its own ashes.  It is not a gentle process, but it can lead to very drastic changes by erasing all burdens from the past and starting anew. You may go through a similar process right now, or in the near future.  Don’t be afraid, though.  Even if it may sound like a bumpy ride, your soul is certainly calling for it. The Phoenix is a bold, indestructible being – just as you are! Those who use this ally are strong enough to create rapid transformation in their lives, quickly letting go of dead energies and accessing aa whole new set of opportunities. Thanks to this daring approach, many doors may open at once. Don’t get overwhelmed by all those potentials and take a bit of time to study all your options. Keep in mind the only way forward is full steam!

Tarot Contemplation – The Moon

The Moon indicates that things may seem somewhat confusing to you now. You may find it hard to understand where you are coming from, much less what others are thinking and feeling!  You need to try to sit with the uncertainty, don’t try to force things or people to do things before they are ready. This card is the “Pisces” of the tarot deck. You are definitely in a more psychic and intuitive phase than usual, so it will be important for you to trust your instincts and impressions, even if you don’t know where they are coming from. Also, not that you need to be mistrusting, but it will be helpful for you to realize that when this card appears, it’s possible that all is not what it seems.  If you feel you can’t trust someone, then you probably can’t.  Go with your gut. If you are waiting on an answer from someone, it may unfortunately take longer than you would like for it to take. Try to remain patient.

Daily Words of the Buddha for September 24, 2017

 

Pāli Word a Day for September 24, 2017 — paṇītaṃ — excellent, precious

Sukhā matteyyatā loke,
atho petteyyatā sukhā,
sukhā sāmaññatā loke,
atho brahmaññatā sukhā.

In this world, good it is to serve one’s mother,
good it is to serve one’s father,
good it is to serve the monks and nuns,
and good it is to serve the holy ones.

Dhammapada 23.332
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

11 Plants Native Americans Used To Cure EVERYTHING (From Joint Pain to Cancer)

The Cherokee Nation is a Native American tribe that hails from Oklahoma and surrounding American states. Cherokees believe that they were given herbs and plants by their Creator, gifts which allowed them to treat and cure illnesses and ailments. These plants were plants for healing various illnesses and so the Cherokees had great respect for […]

Source: 11 Plants Native Americans Used To Cure EVERYTHING (From Joint Pain to Cancer)

Why and how to break the vicious circle of automatic reactions – I AM University

Every single emotion we experience in every single moment of our life conditions the very substance and wiring of our emotional body. Hence, the quality and purity of our emotional nature is directly determined by the emotions we express. We literally build our emotional body by the emotions we go through.Now, from an evolutionary point […]

Source: Why and how to break the vicious circle of automatic reactions – I AM University

Tarot Contemplation – Strength

Your health and vitality ought to be strong and robust now.  This is a great time to correct bad habits if you need to do so in order to protect your health.  Starting with small goals, like a daily ten-minute walk, could very well lead you to where you want to be, which is even healthier and stronger than you’re feeling right now.  Yes, it can get better!  This is likely a very spiritual time for you, even if you don’t have anything close to a religious belief.  To be truly strong, you must pay attention to and develop each leg of the triad we are made from:  body, mind and spirit.  Be sure you are spending time on all three.  That’s hardest to do when things are difficult.  If you are at a low point, know that things are very likely to be looking up soon.

Daily Words of the Buddha for September 23, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for September 23, 2017 — jambhati — to yawn, to awaken oneself, to rise, go fort

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ —
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

To avoid all evil,
to cultivate good,
and to purify one’s mind —
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Old Souls Do These 5 Things Differently From Everyone Else

Those who have old souls are some of the wisest and most experienced people of all time. Their understanding nature and an ability to correlate their experiences with our problems make them very relatable and desirable company.

Their years of experience and lessons learnt come at aid of those around them. They have an extraordinary ability to stand for things that normal people are afraid to even speak of. Here are the five qualities that characterize old souls. Do you possess any of these?

Source: Old Souls Do These 5 Things Differently From Everyone Else

Tarot Contemplation – The Hermit (reversed)

A reversed Hermit card can represent an opposite … a mean old man, isolated, misanthropic, paranoid … Isolation does not bring insights and epiphanies, but rather turns the person sour and against the world.  Another opposite of the Hermit is the Fool, such as a teacher who uses her position to do foolish or childish things, rather than to impart wisdom and insight.  Either way, this is not a trustworthy teacher or sage.

A reversed Hermit can also mean Blocks … the power of the Hermit (his energy) is in his lantern.  The Hermit has keen insight and an ability to see what is hidden to others; he knows how to look beneath the surface.  If this is blocked, then we might well say that the Hermit’s lantern has been shattered.  It offers no light and the Hermit is left in darkness.  Thus, if you are viewing this sign as a representation of a block, then perhaps you are having trouble shedding light on a problem, or that you are alone in the dark in this situation.  To get out, you must find a way to rekindle you lantern.  The lantern is emblematic of your keen mind, sharp eye and analytical abilities.  Though currently in darkness, the Hermit has the means to shed light on things if he rekindles his lantern.

Daily Words of the Buddha for September 22, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for September 22, 2017 — ṭhiṭika — standing, lasting, enduring; existing, living on

Yassa selūpamaṃ cittaṃ, ṭhitaṃ nānupakampati,
virattaṃ rajanīyesu,
kopaneyye na kuppati:
Yassevaṃ bhāvitaṃ cittaṃ,
kuto taṃ dukkhamessatī?

Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved,
dispassionate for things that spark passion,
unangered by things that spark anger:
When one’s mind is developed like this,
from where can there come suffering & stress?

Udāna 4.34
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu