Daily Words of the Buddha for June 15, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for June 15, 2018 — attaññū — one who knows oneself

Sabbā āsattiyo chetvā,
vineyya hadaye daraṃ,
upasanto sukhaṃ seti,
santiṃ pappuyya cetasā.

With all one’s attachments cut,
with the heart’s pining subdued,
calm and serene and happy is one,
for one has attained peace of mind.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.242
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika


Daily Tarot | Card of the Day – Ace of Swords – Friday, June 15, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

Triumphant! This is the word which immediately sprung out to me when I saw this was the Card of the Day. Go ahead, seize your power today; you more than have this! Think of the Ace of Swords as your helper to clear your path of obstacles and lead you to victory. There is definitely a change here which feels good, to say the least.

Very often, we can see this card as some form of Divine Intervention, where the Universe says to you, “Here you go!”, and suddenly you have what you need. In this instance, you have the support of truth, clarity, justice, victory, and above all, finally feeling triumphant over something which perhaps you were not certain you could overcome.

See you here tomorrow!

Source: Whispering Spirits Tarot by Joanna Nelson Studio

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Contemplations …

Hhhmm … maybe we like the pain of pushing ourselves beyond our limits. Maybe we’re wired that way. Because without it … I don’t know … maybe we just wouldn’t feel real. What’s that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop.

Lāʻau Lapaʻau | Cardioprotective and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Olive Oil Phenolic Compounds

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Daily Tarot | For June 13, 2018

Though you are exuberant and it is difficult to match the excitement you have, your desire to act and to achieve your ambitions have led you to lose focus, and therefore scatter your energies without a coherent plan.  You are not taking into account the consequences that your actions could lead to, meaning, that danger could very much lie ahead.

Angel Wisdom | For June 13, 2018

Respect the beauty and vastness of the universe, remember that there is always something more to learn and be humble before the vastness of universal wisdom.  The angels want to remind you that it is never too late to start studying, get a new qualification, or get more deeply involved in some area, so perhaps now is the time to apply for a Master’s degree, specialization or directly a whole new education in the field that is of interest to you.  Also, the angels would like t mention again that knowledge and wisdom are two different things.  In order to be able to call yourself a wise person, apart from the purely rational knowledge and logic, it is also necessary to refract everything through your own life experiences, emotional intelligence and steady value system.

If you’re wondering about some important issue, this message is a clear sign that you have been given the necessary wisdom to make the right decision, or that you have a very wise person next to you who’s ready to give you the right advice … so do not hesitate.

Contemplations …

A couple hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success: “never leave that to tomorrow what you can do today.” This is the man who discovered electricity. You’d think more of us would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess I’d say that it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure. Fear of pain. Fear of rejection. Sometimes, the fear is just in making a decision because … what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing is true. By the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumor. The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs. We’ve heard the philosophers. We’ve heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time. We’ve even heard the damn poets urging us to “seize the day”. Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibilities under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore … until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant when he said that knowing is better than wondering … that waking is better than sleeping … and that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying.

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 13, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for June 13, 2018 — mattaññū — one of moderation

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Sutta Nipāta 3.725
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

How to Get Through Ascension Symptoms While Keeping Your Sanity

9 Remedies For Spiritual Awakening & Integration Symptoms Ascension is the process of increasing in frequency. It happens as you bring more of your Divine light and presence into physical form. As a part of the ascension process your aura expands, your chakras open and evolve, and dormant DNA becomes activated. Progress on your ascension path allows you to experience the higher vibrational realms of multi-dimensional consciousness. Increased spiritual perception, awakened psychic and spiritual abilities, awakened compassion for humanity, the Earth and all beings, and a greater alignment with Divine synchronicity are all symptoms of ascension and spiritual awakening. There  […]

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Contemplations …

“There is no method of self-knowledge. Seeking a method invariably implies the desire to attain some result – and that is what we all want. We follow authority – if not that of a person, then of a system, of an ideology – because we want a result that will be satisfactory, which will give us security. We really do not want to understand ourselves, our impulses and reactions, the whole process of our thinking, the conscious as well as the unconscious; we would rather pursue a system that assures us of a result. But the pursuit of a system is invariably the outcome of our desire for security, for certainty, and the result is obviously not the understanding of oneself. When we follow a method, we must have authorities – the teacher, the guru, the savior, the Master – who will guarantee us what we desire, and surely that is not the way of self-knowledge. Authority prevents the understanding of oneself, does it not? Under the shelter of an authority, a guide, you may have temporarily a sense of security, a sense of well-being, but that is not the understanding of the total process of oneself. Authority in its very nature prevents the full awareness of oneself and therefore ultimately destroys freedom; in freedom alone can there be creativeness. There can be creativeness only through self-knowledge.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

New Moon in Gemini – Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:43pm EST

Tarot by Cecelia

Photo Credit:  Joanna Nelson Studio

The time is now to make a choice to lead toward success. You may not see your wishes come to fruition until the New Moon in Virgo in September, but now is the time to begin the transformational process which can lead to victory for you, which includes recognition for a job well done. You have a great deal to offer the world, if only your immediate one. The actions you take at this New Moon will show their first signs of impact over the next few weeks, particularly around the time of the upcoming Summer/Winter Solstice, which occurs at the time the Sun makes its entrance into the sign of Cancer. Important doors are beginning to open for you.

There have been, and will continue to be, times when you feel as though your plans have been thwarted by the Universe, or, at…

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Magdalena Tarot Forecast 6/11/18 – 6/17/18 Decisions, Decisions

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It’s the 24th week of the year and the card of the week is the Queen of Swords Reversed. We are just one week away from the middle of the year and also the Summer Solstice. If you feel like you’re not as far along as you  hoped you’d be by this point, don’t be too hard on yourself. We still have the 2nd half of the year to go. The number of the week is 6, a number assuring you that you are on your way to victory whether you see it or not.
Mantra: The deciding factor in all of this is you.
Card Artist: Tanya Bond

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

Monday 06/11/18…

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Contemplations …

Life … there’s another way to survive this competition, a way no one seems to tell you about … one you have to learn for yourself. It’s not about the race, at all. There are no winners or losers. Victories are counted by the number of lives you save. And, once in a while … if you’re smart … a life you save could be your own. Life was surely made for fools like me.

Intimacy is a four-syllable word for “here are my heart and soul; please grind them into hamburger, and enjoy!” It’s both desired, and feared. Difficult to live with and impossible to live without. Intimacy also comes attached to life’s Three R’s: Relatives, Romance and Roommates. There are some things you can’t escape, and others you just don’t want to know. I wish there were a rule book for intimacy. Some kind of a guide that can tell you when you’ve crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming, but I don’t know how you could fit it on a map. You take it where you can get it and keep it as long as you can. And, as for rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you’ve got to define for yourself.

Remember when you were a kid, and your biggest worry was if you’d get a bike for your birthday, or, if you’d get to eat cookies for breakfast. Being an adult? Totally overrated. I mean, seriously. Don’t be fooled by all the hot shoes, and the great sex, and the no-parents-anywhere-telling-you-what-to-do. Adulthood is a great responsibility. Responsibility? It really does suck … it really, really sucks. Adults have to be places, and do things, and earn a living and pay the rent. Hello!? Talk about responsibility! It all kinda makes just wanting bikes and cookies look really, really good. The scariest part of responsibility: when you screw up and let it slip right through your fingers. Responsibility: it really does suck. Unfortunately, once you get past the ages of braces and training bras, responsibility doesn’t go away. It can’t be avoided. Either someone makes us face it, or we suffer the consequences. And still, adulthood has its perks. I mean … the shoes, the sex, the no-parents-anywhere-telling-you-what-to-do … that’s pretty damn good.

Angel Messages | For June 10, 2018

Daily dedication and pursuit of true values and principles is important and necessary for a person to follow their path.  This angel wants to remind you that it is exactly the small steps we make every day that are the most important, because they lead to major changes.  As this card has not come to you by chance, it may be time to make a self-analysis with the angels’ assistance and clarify for yourself what are the most important values to you in life.  Family, friends, health, work, personal development — arrange things according to your priorities and set in your daily routine time for each of them; what is it that’s really worth committing yourself to at this time of your life?  Devotion can also be interpreted as loyalty, giving yourself away for someone or something else.

Perhaps a situation will happen in your life when you yourself will want to step outside the boundaries of your ego and do for someone else things that would have been unthinkable to you until recently.  In any case, such an experience would be of great benefit to you and after that you will be a more complete and more real person. The opposite is also possible — someone you have not considered very close may unexpectedly prove that they care about you — through support at the right time.

Lāʻau Lapaʻau | Natural Eye Care

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Natural Eye Care…. Where do I begin….. The Skin around the eyes is only about 0.04mm thick, where as by comparison over the rest of the body its generally about 0.1mm thick and at its thickest on the feet. So putting anything on or around the eyes has to be done delicately. Over the years that i have been making skincare, i have made numerous products for eye care, from a soothing gel for Dry Eyes, an Eye oil in a roller ball to an eye cream all of which have helped numerous amounts of people. So below i thought i would talk about some other conditions, which can make the eyes uncomfortable.

Puffiness: Under eye puffiness can be caused by a variety of reason, Diet, Allergies or extra fluid in your system. To treat Morning puffiness, splash your face with very cold water, then with a very light touch…

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Astrology | 2018 Gemini New Moon begins Horse Month

Susan Levitt

New Moon in Gemini

June 13 2018 is a new Moon in Gemini. The Sun and new Moon are in Gemini, the mercurial Air sign of curiosity, exploration, and travel. The Sun and new Moon conjunct Mercury, newly in Cancer, to communicate both ideas and emotions.

Mercury sextiles Uranus for an element of genius, and openness to new concepts and ways of living. Mercury opposite Saturn brings a serious tone, and critical thinking to see flaws. So use a light hand in relationships. Contact me for your tarot reading for support and decision making.

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Earth Horse Month is June 13 – July 11

This new Moon begins the month of the Earth Horse. Change can be fast and swift as Horse month begins. Time to let loose, be free, and enjoy life with the vitality and liveliness of a horse. Plus Earth Horse month is naturally fortunate in this Earth…

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