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Daily Words of the Buddha for December 06, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for December 06, 2017  —  nippapañca — that which is without proliferation

Yo pāṇamatipāteti, musāvādañca bhāsati,
loke adinnamādiyati,
paradārañca gacchati,
surāmerayapānañca yo naro anuyuñjati —
idhevameso lokasmiṃ, mūlaṃ khaṇati attano.

One who destroys life, utters lies,
takes what is not given,
goes to another man’s wife,
and is addicted to intoxicating drinks —
such a man digs up one’s own root even in this world.

Dhammapada 18.246, 18.247
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 05, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for December 05, 2017  —  avyāpajjha — kindness of heart; freedom from suffering

Hirīmatā ca dujjīvaṃ
niccaṃ sucigavesinā,
alīnenāppagabbhena,
suddhājīvena passatā.

Difficult is life for the modest one
who always seeks purity,
is detached and unassuming,
clean in life, and discerning.

Dhammapada 18.245
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

The Magdalena Tarot Forecast 12/4/17 – 12/10/17 A Life Abundant with Surprises

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It’s the 49th week of the year and the card of the week is the Queen of Pentacles. The Queen is the ruler of her domain. She can grow just about anything from plants to her bank account. She is abundant and nurturing.  If she doesn’t represent you the she represents someone who will be an important part of your week. There is a lot of Uranus energy this week and combined with Mercury Retrograde, it’s time to make room for surprises, but mostly of a good nature.The number of the week is 4, a number of stability.
Mantra:  In order to receive, you must first give thanks.

All times in the Forecast are set to Pacific Standard Time.  For time conversions, go here.

Monday 12/01/17…

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Hauʻōli lā Pōʻalua

Aloha kākahiāka kākou ā me hauʻōli lā Pōʻalua. Hoihoi kēia nāni lā.  Ōla Aloha. Ē Aloha. Hānu Aloha e Ōla Pōnō.  A hui hou kākou mālāma pōnō. Ō kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Good morning, everyone, and Happy Tuesday.  Enjoy this beautiful day.  Live aloha, Be Aloha, Breathe aloha and Live Righteously.  Take care of yourselves until the next time we meet.  Peace be with you.

Yoga Stretch for Lower Back Pain Relief (10-min Video)

One of the most common back pain types is lower back pain, and it affects millions of people all around the world. Approximately 80% of adults experience this pain at some point in life. It affects both men and women equally, and its intensity might vary from mild to severe. The causes of lower back […]

Source: Yoga Stretch for Lower Back Pain Relief (10-min Video)

9 Signs You’re Overstressed (And Don’t Know It)

Even though experts constantly talk about it, many people are still unaware of the fact that stress is one of the leading causes of all diseases and health conditions. It is a really dangerous thing, especially when manifested by some vague symptoms which make it extremely difficult to detect. Yet, remember that it is of high […]

Source: 9 Signs You’re Overstressed (And Don’t Know It)

Yule (the Winter Solstice) is right around the corner!

Humanistic Paganism

So how will  you be celebrating?  There are less than three weeks left before Yule (the Winter Solstice)! This is going out a week early because for many of us, this is a Sabbat that takes a little more preparation (and if you are buying gifts, the HP Gift List here might help).  Whether that’s due to cultural inertia, or kid’s expectations, the importance of Stars and this Sabbat, or whatever, it’s a big deal in our family.  We’ve already started the Solstice doors and decorating.  If you have been doing your Winter Solstice traditions for years, if you are just starting your family and are currently building the traditions which will bring the Universe to your kids, or anything in between, I hope that the traditions and practices here are found to be useful, inspiring, or just comforting.

For me, this Sabbat was my gateway – the first holiday I…

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This week’s astrology. Sexy X-ray soul vision

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

MAJOR PLANETARY ASPECTS THIS WEEK

December 4 GEMINI MOON with MERCURY RETROGRADE

Moon opposes SATURN and MERCURY- 

Arguments; facing off; discussions; wars of words. Opposing sides. Having to repeat information. Exasperating conversations. Try to have some patience. Remember to breathe before you shoot off your mouth.

Do double-check all info coming and going.  

Moon enters CANCER @ 12:37 pm PST/ 2:13 pm EST/ 7:13 pm GMT 

DEC 5 CHIRON turns DIRECT

Much of the healing that has been done over these past months on a deeper internal level can now be brought out into the light. What you have learned while being open to and with your vulnerability; your hurt; suffering burdens anger and denial is part of your healing journey. If your pain has been truly felt fully then it becomes your shamanic medicine; your strength to become the wounded healer and to help others to cross that river…

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The Lung-Cleansing Drink That Anyone Who Smokes Or Who Has Ever Smoked Needs To Try

Smoking is one of the most detrimental habits you can have, as it severely damages health and leads to various ailments. More than 16 million Americans suffer from some health problems as a result of smoking, and for every individual killed by this deadly habit, at least 30 people live with a severe smoking related […]

Source: The Lung-Cleansing Drink That Anyone Who Smokes Or Who Has Ever Smoked Needs To Try

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 04, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for December 04, 2017  —  asaṇkuppa — the unshakeable

Ayasāva malaṃ samuṭṭhitaṃ
tatuṭṭhāya tameva khādati,
evaṃ atidhonacārinaṃ
sāni kammāni nayanti duggatiṃ.

Just as rust arising from iron
eats away the base from which it arises,
even so, their own deeds
lead transgressors to states of woe.

Dhammapada 18.240
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hauʻōli lā Pōʻakāhi

Aloha kākahiāka a ma Hauʻōli lā Pōʻakāhi ōukōu.  Ī lā nāni nōu. Ō kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Good morning and Happy Monday, everyone.  Have a beautiful day!  Peace be with you.

We are all so blessed to share this precious gift called LIFE!  Ōla ī kā makana ma ke Ākūa, life is a gift from God!  As we head into 2018, always remember the gift we have been given; that we are blessed in so many ways and that the greatest gift of all is Aloha (Love).

Wishing all of the Ohana a very peaceful and blessed day!  Ē pili mau nā pōʻmaikāʻi ʻia ʻoe – May blessings ever be with you!

Monday Motivation

Have you ever noticed that when you’re worried about something, all you can think about are your problems?  Then sometimes, out of the blue, someone comes in with a fresh perspective and your “unsolvable” problems suddenly have DOZENS of solutions.

The good news is this: you can be one of those “fresh perspective” people.

This may come as a surprise to some people but we get to choose what kind of world we want to live in!  You can focus on finding problems and live in the realm of “something is wrong,” OR you can focus on solutions and live in the realm of “infinite possibilities.”

People who live in Possibility-ville are known (and sought out) as problem solvers and visionaries.  They still have troubles like anyone else but they find their way out of those troubles a whole lot faster and can easily help others do the same.  The most fun part of focusing on possibilities is that they are truly infinite…so you have permission to get silly and play!

You can start throwing the most ridiculous, fantastic, “left-field” ideas on the table (using your childlike imagination), and one of them will inevitably spark a new idea that will give you the very answers you need.

Ho’omana’o – ‘ŌLELO NO’EAU

He lawa‘i a no ke kai papa u, he pokole ke aho; he lawa‘i a no ke kai hohonu he loa ke aho.

A fisherman of the shallow sea uses only a short line; a fisherman of the deep has a long line (A person whose knowledge is shallow does not have much, but he whose knowledge is great, does)

This means that you will reach only as far as you aim and prepare yourself to reach.

In order for changes to be made with regards to land rights, housing education etc. We must become well informed like the Lawai’i or Fisherman because they are not just traits of a well skilled practioner but an icon to whom we should all emulate.

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Candy Cane Fudge

Flavour with Flair

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….

Well to be honest he gave me his rendition of the snoring symphony and a 4 AM wake up call. But I love him nonetheless!

Merry First Day of Blogmas! Christmas is only 24 days away!

What’s on the baking agenda for today? Extremely easy to make and super delicious Candy Cane Fudge. While I am not normally a fan of store-bought fudge or the usual flavours (Maple Butter Fudge – YUCK!), this recipe is perfect for a the last-minute baker and it’s not too sweet.

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Many festive confections can be temperamental and require you to have a master’s degree in candy making. Never mind the fact that it can become a little overwhelming when attempting to focus on making use of the candy thermometer while stirring your concoction, keeping little fingers away from the stove top and…

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Retrograde Gemini Super Moonwalk

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Retrograde FULL SUPER COLD MOON DEC 3rd @ 11+ degrees GEMINI

Gemini Full Moon Astrology Tara Greene

MERCURY is Gemini’s ruling planet and the trickster has just turned RETROGRADE at the 29th most critical degree of Sagittarius where Mercury is already decimated. The traditional term is debilitated.

I know that many of you have already been feeling the pre-show of Mercury Actual retro moonwalk. I sure have.

Gemini is a light wordy heady curious sign. Mercury governs all types of communications the items we communicate through as well as merchants and thieves. GEMINI is known for being the Peur Eternus or Peter Pan of the Zodiac. 

This Super Gemini Full Moon- the last one of 2017 is in effect the swan song of this year is a reflection back at WTF has gone on in 2017!

VIRGO you will also feel Mercury’s retro very strong as it is your ruling planet as well.

SERIOUS HEAVEY SATURN is conjoined with MERCURY…

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Yule Perfume Oil

Hestia's Servant

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Longest Night (Winter Solstice or Yule for many of you), is a hopeful time of year, and a time of looking forward to beginnings.  It is the darkest time of our year, but comes with the promise of renewal and warmth.

Every year, right about this time, I love to make a perfume blend to wear for celebrations.  It’s easy to make, with ingredients you can get at most “health food” stores (or at Whole Foods).

For this perfume oil you will need the following items:

1 1/3-ounce roller bottle

eye dropper

jojoba oil (you can also use a quality olive oil or sunflower oil as carrier oils)

2 drops pine essential oil

1 drop ginger essential oil

1 drop cinnamon essential oil

1 drop sandalwood essential oil

Put all essential oils in the roller bottle.  Fill the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil.

Blessings From The Hearth.

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Longest Night (Yule) Incense

Hestia's Servant

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During this winter holyday season I always make a change in my incense offering to Hestia.  I love making my own herbal incenses, and this particular blend has easily obtained materials.  You will burn this on a coal tab, so be sure you have a heat proof dish that has sand or salt in the bottom.

For this incense you will need:

2 parts frankincense tears (resin)

2 parts pine needles

1 part cedar

1 part juniper berries.

I like to grind these up in a mortar and pestle that I keep specifically for the purpose of grinding herbs and resins.  Use this is for your daily rituals during this time period.

Blessings from the Hearth.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for December 03, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for December 03, 2017 —  sabbaganthappamocana — freedom from all bonds

Acchecchi vaṭṭaṃ,
byagā nirāsaṃ.
Visukkhā saritā na sandati.
Chinnaṃ vaṭṭaṃ na vattati.
Esevanto dukkhassā.

One has broken the cycle,
attained freedom from desire.
The dried-up stream no longer flows.
The cycle, broken, no longer turns.
This, just this, is the end of misery.

Udāna 7.62