The Shakti Bliss

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(Empowering, this realization: I am the creator of my experience.  Every fine detail of my life has been carefully selected by me for pleasure and growth along my journey.  There are no accidents here, and nothing is wasted.  All is of value.)

I am awake, as always, with the sunrise.  Today the energy is very, very high, and opportunities for expansion abound.  I spent much of this past week in ceremony, either solo or with dear friends.  Here’s an interesting tidbit I picked up from the Native American shaman who led a water blessing ceremony I attended: “Allow yourself time to be still during these times of tremendous expansion for Gaia and for all.  For ten days before and after the solstice, make no plans.  Just be present.”

These words had such a reverberation for me.  The last few months of this year I’ve had the pleasure of making…

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daniella s.

When you’re out there, in nature, without any distraction you have to go with the flow of nature. You cannot defy Her rhythm with artificial light or something like heating. I realized I have to totally surrender…

Then you start to appreciate and notice little things like the growing light of moon in the evening sky…

Light of the moon

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Jean Ryan

When I was in college I took a class called “What is Religion?” Initially I brushed it off as a filler course, something I could snooze my way through. I wound up enthralled with the topics we discussed, and I can’t recall a class that impacted me more.

As the name indicates, we were attempting to define religion, and what we came up with was this: Religion is any means toward ultimate transformation. Given this definition, one can find religion via any number of routes, from the strictures of Roman Catholicism to the ecstasies of hallucinogens; even mind-blowing sex can be considered a kind of worship. What we bring our full attention to, what we immerse ourselves in, becomes our religion, our means of transcending stress and achieving bliss. A paleontologist might find his rapture digging for dinosaur bones; a painter becomes lost in her canvas; a rock star gets…

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Mirth and Motivation

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. Robert Louis Stevenson

What inspires me to blog? This is my 4th Anniversary as a WordPress blogger and I’ve crossed a lot of bridges since that first day when I had the temerity to add my voice to the global conversation. I haven’t looked back even though I’ve had my share of major setbacks. What I’ve come to learn is that writing gives me hope, inspiration and joy, and infuses my spirit with a sense of gratitude and awe. So what exactly inspires me? Lots of things inspire me to blog…

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One step at a time

I can’t sleep and what do I do when my eyes refuse to close?! Looking at thousand picture that I took along my journey, writing -almost about everything- and browsing. Well… some times I found something that can inform me about something, can make me even more awake 😀 or something that can challenge me like… I found this! A special photo challenge! Then I said to myself… why not! 🙂 Here you go, my first inspiration I got from our amazing mother nature -who else?-

Other than teaching me about something, nature is also giving me opportunity to shape my skill to see the world from another angle.  Before I didn’t pay too much attention with my surrounding but now… a smallest thing that you find in nature could draw my attention and believe me… there is always beauty in every single thing nature has to offer. May…

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Ambling Around Brisbane

In Pursuit of the Image

We are at Boonah, a small town about 100 kilometres south west of Brisbane in an area they call the Scenic Rim.  And I’m out to try my hand at aerial photography.

This is one of those days when I think check lists are a good thing.  The pilot has one, I’ve got mine.

Pre Flight Check List

  • Leather flight helmet  ….. Cool     
  • Sunglasses  and Goggles ….. nice   
  • Headphones and mic ….. Now I look the part      
  • Seatbelt ….. good idea      √√√
  • Camera ….. that’s what its all about      √√√√
  • Pilot ….. Yep, we need one of them      √√√√√√√√√
  • That thing under the seat ….. MISSING
  • What is it that the pretty hostess says …………  ‘they could be behind you’.  No, no need to worry about the exits…

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Bebe Butler

This week, I’ve been exploring the power of contentment and realizing that paradoxically, it’s the secret to success. I think alot of people feel if you’re content, you’ll curl up under a tree and lose yourself in too many passing clouds. Contentment doesn’t mean I stop acting but I stop acting from a space of need or subtle lack. It means I start living from a pure enthusiasm and love for life rather than the void.  It means I continue to make healthy choices for myself, my community and my world but without angst, anger or judgement. It’s a magnet for abundance and opportunity.

One thing I’m realizing is there is no short cut back to that. The more time I spend in the stillness and beauty of the soul, the happier I feel with whatever is going on around me. Sometimes, it’s the small things that become the joy…

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Source of Inspiration

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There is no God but Me,
no power but Mine. All
else is illusion. From
Me cometh you. You stray
following lower desires
that ultimately leave you
unsatisfied. Again and again
you partake but receive no
lasting nourishment. You
waste away with longing,
never knowing that what
you crave, indeed, what you
need, you already have,
yet see it not.

Follow the voice of truth;
go within for guidance. I
am as close as each breath,
waiting for you, sending you
light to illuminate your way.
There is only One, I am He for
whom you long, Creator of All.

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Source of Inspiration

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So far I must travel,
You seem so far away.
How can I believe that
I am from You when Your
love is so pure and mine
moves with the tides?

You say there is no
distance between us.
I am like a child
looking in the wrong
end of a telescope.
How can I long for
He who fills my every
cell, my heart, my soul?
Come closer, Lord.

The distance, my child,
indicates the size of your
task. Nothing is hidden.
The more you desire to be
one with me, the more you
draw the Divine light,
illuminating what you are
ready to see. I will always
be with you for you are
part of me.

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JasReflections

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A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime

 People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a god-send, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that…

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JasReflections

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Sometimes people come into your life & you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are & or who you want to become You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but when you lock eyes with them, you know at the very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometime things will happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, & unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming these obstacles that you would have never realized your true potential, strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by mean of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true…

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