Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Stay A Little Longer" by Brothers Osborne

Something like a strong wind is coming over me
It's got a hold of me, yeah
Thinking and doing things I shouldn't be
I really shouldn't be

Give it one more call
It's one more "whatcha doin right now?"
It's one more trip to my side of town and you walk right in
One more here we go again

One more drink leads to another
You slide up close to me
Tear the t-shirts off each other
Your hands all over me
I tell myself I'm not in love
But one more time is not enough
One last kiss and then you're a goner
And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer

So calm and so cool, yeah I try to be
Like it don't bother me
The last time was the last time
Until I'm all alone and I'm picking up the phone

One more call
It's one more "whatcha doin right now?"
It's one more trip to my side of town and you walk right in
One more here we go again

One more drink leads to another
You slide up close to me
Tear the t-shirts off each other
Your hands all over me
I tell myself I'm not in love
But one more time is not enough
One last kiss and then you're a goner
And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer

One more drink leads to another
You slide up close to me
Tear the t-shirts off each other
Your hands all over me
I tell myself I'm not in love
But one more time is not enough
One last kiss and then you're a goner
And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer

Stay a little longer

Wishing you could stay a little longer... 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I greet each day with love in my heart.

Monday, August 29, 2016

I choose to fill my world with joy.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Metaphysics

WHAT IS METAPHYSICS, ANYWAY?

It is people taking conscious responsibility
For their own lives,
not blaming others for their problems.
It is people who deliberately decide to
learn and grow.
It is people who don’t have to be right,
except for themselves.
It is people seeing problems as lessons, perhaps in a
long series of lives and lessons.
It is people who believe we are what we think we
are, and can change ourselves
by changing our thinking.
It is people who think they can change the world by
changing themselves, not by trying to
change others.
It is people who search for strength from the
Universe by going inside themselves.
It is people who realize that love doesn’t have to
have conditions attached.
It is people loving and knowing themselves, in order
to better love and know others.
It is people who see others as not better than
nor less than, but rather different than
themselves, yet part of the same whole.
It is people who choose their own path rather
than follow dogma.
It is people honoring your right to your
own path, not theirs.
It is people that realize that we all have is now,
since yesterday is just a thought.
We are each the Light shining for others to see.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Who's Who of Fairies

Brownies: Brownies are helpful little men with brownish skin and brown clothing. They have been said to visit farms in Scotland and do household chores while the family sleeps. All they ask in return for their work is a bowl of cream.

Dwarfs: These aged creatures of the mountains are miners with magical powers. They won't appear above ground in day light because they'll turn to stone. They wear long clothes to cover their feet, which are deformed or point backward.

Elves: Elves are merry creatures who live in colonies under the earth. They
love parties, music, and dancing, but they kidnap people who are caught listening to their music.

Flower fairies: In the gardens of China, flower fairies dress like young girls and spread the scent of flowers as they dance.

Gnomes: Gnomes are bearded men with broad, leathery features who never
age and who always wear hoods. They guard hidden treasure in the woods and hills where they live.
Goblins: Goblins, the thieves of the fairy world, have a bad reputation. They
have deformed bodies with huge, bulging eyes and live in underground caves.

Huldre: These Icelandic fairies look like beautiful girls from the front, but in
back they may have cow tails or they may be one -sided. They demonstrate that beauty is only one part of something.

Leprechauns: These clever, independent little men wear three-cornered hats. They are shoemakers who make only one shoe, not a pair. Every leprechaun has a hidden pot of gold.

Menehunes: These hard -working Hawaiian fairies work at night building bridges and roads. They are small, dark-eyed creatures with shaggy eyebrows and deep, gruff voices.

Monaciello: This Italian fairy is dressed in a hooded robe. It comes out at night to lead poor and needy people to hidden treasure.

Pixies: These green dancing fairies have a king, a queen, and a full royal court. Pixies live in England, where they pull pranks on people.

Sandman: He travels the world over, sprinkling sleep dust in children's eyes to help them fall asleep.
Tooth fairy: No one has seen a tooth fairy, so their appearance has not been
described. When a child's tooth falls out, the tooth fairy takes it away and leaves a reward in its place.

Vilas: These fairy sisters live in the Alps, where they heal the sick and foretell the future.
Will-o'-wisps: Will-o'-wisps are mischievous fairies who light up on dark nights. They snatch the lights of travelers and try to lead them astray.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Full Moon: August 18th, 2016

In celebration of the full moon tonight:


A full moon occurs each month when the sun, Earth and moon line up, with the Earth in between the two. During this time, the Earth-facing side of the moon is completely illuminated by the sun, giving observers on the planet a stunningly bright lunar sight, weather permitting.

August's full moon is known as the Full Sturgeon Moon by some Native American tribes because it marks the time when its namesake fish can be most readily caught. Other Native American tribes call the August Moon the 'Full Green Corn Moon' and the 'Blueberry Moon.'

August's full moon is also known as the 'Harvest Moon' to the Chinese and the 'Dispute Moon' in Celtic culture. And in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is currently winter, August's full moon has been known as the Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon and Wolf Moon.

 A Supermoon occurs when the full moon of a given month coincides with the moon's arrival at perigee, the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth. During these times, the moon can appear up to 14 percent larger than it appears when it is at its farthest point from Earth. Supermoons, or perigee full moons, will occur on Oct. 16, Nov. 14, and Dec. 14, 2016.

During some full moons, the moon aligns directly behind the Earth with respect to the sun, creating a lunar eclipse as it passes through the Earth's shadow. Because the moon's orbit is tilted, this lunar alignment does not occur every month. The next such eclipse will be a minor penumbral lunar eclipse and will occur on Sept. 16, 2016


If you would be interested in a watching a live broadcast of the full moon tonight, here is a link to do so:

http://www.space.com/33768-august-full-moon.html

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"I am a Divine Expression of life. 

I love and accept myself where I am right now."


- Louise Hay

Friday, August 12, 2016

"Each new moment is influencing my dreams."



"Tapping The Source" 
 by

William Gladstone

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"I AM open to receiving inspiration from my Source."


"Tapping The Source" 
 by

William Gladstone

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

3 – Empress

Upright: Fertility, femininity, beauty, nature, abundance

Reversed: Creative block, dependence on others


Empress Tarot Card Description:

The Empress is the representative Earth Mother, the Feminine Principle, and the Goddess of Fertility. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, creativity, fertility, art, harmony, luxury, beauty and grace. 

The main feature of this card is the Empress herself, a full-figured woman with blond hair and a peaceful and calm aura about her. On her head she wears a crown of stars, showing her connection with the mystical realm of angels and fairies. She is dressed in a patterned robe of pomegranates, symbolic of fertility and is seated upon a luxurious array of cushions and flowing red velvet with the symbol of Venus emblazoned upon it. 

The Empress is surrounded by a beautiful, lush forest with a stream running through it, demonstrating the Empress’s deep emotional connection with Mother Earth and life. She draws her sense of peace from the trees and the water and is rejuvenated by the energy of nature. In the foreground, golden wheat springs from the ground, reflecting abundance from a recent harvest.


Upright Empress Tarot Card Meanings:

The Empress shows a deep connection with our femininity. Femininity translates in many ways – beauty, sensuality, fertility, creative expression, nurturing – and is necessary in creating balance in both men and women. The Empress calls on you to connect with your feminine energy. Create beauty in your life. Get in touch with your sensuality through taste, touch, sound, smell and sight. Draw on these senses to experience pleasure and deep fulfillment. Discover new ways to creatively express yourself, through painting, music, drama, or other art forms. This may be the perfect time to take up a new hobby that enables you to access this part of yourself. 

The Empress may also indicate pregnancy or birth. Look to other cards in the reading to confirm if this is an actual pregnancy or birth (for example, the Ace or Page of Cups or the Four of Wands). Or if it is metaphorical (for example, the Ace of Wands). On a metaphorical level, the Empress may represent the birth of a new idea, a product, or a new way of being. New ideas and projects will be implemented resulting in the success of all your projects and interests. Bring forth those ideas that have been growing and developing inside of you. 

The Empress encourages you to spend time in nature. Allow yourself the time and the space to enter into a different frame of mind in which you can truly connect with Mother Earth and receive her into your heart and mind. Take a trip to your favorite nature setting, be it a forest, beach, mountain or lake and simply sit for a couple of minutes, hours or even days to breathe in the energy that surrounds you while marveling in the beauty of the earth. The Empress highlights that you are grounded in the material plane (a stabilizing influence), yet you can reach into higher planes of consciousness through your connection with nature. 

The Empress is a deeply nurturing and caring card. If you are a mother yourself, you may be exploring your ‘mother’ role even more deeply than you have before and truly appreciating the gift that has been bestowed upon you. You are blessed by maternal, protective forces or influences. For fathers, the Empress encourages you to nurture your children and open the lines of communication between you and your child. Encourage growth and development of your children, and be there to support and guide when needed. More broadly, the Empress encourages all to connect with others by nurturing, caring and supporting those around you. 

When we allow ourselves to truly experience the connections with Mother Earth, our femininity and those around us, we create abundance and radiance in our lives. Take a moment to reflect on the love that surrounds you and build on this energy to create even more abundant love in your life. Know that love is limitless. 

Similarly, the Empress indicates that the Universal energy is about to intervene in your life. It may be just enough to give you a glimpse of a miracle or it may be even more. You may or may not know whom or what brings such good fortune but the care and nurturing that will result come as no accident. What appears to be coincidental good luck may actually be the result of a series of good choices you have made. It is your turn to have things work out in your favor, to be blessed and to feel nurtured. 


Reversed Empress Tarot Card Meanings:

The Empress reversed may indicate issues with pregnancy, whether it is infertility or an unwanted pregnancy. Reversed, the Empress also suggests a loss of personal power through placing too much emphasis on another person’s emotional or material needs, thus neglecting your own. The reversed position of this card deals with indecisiveness concerning others and confusion about the direction a relationship may be taking. You may also be finding it difficult to work cooperatively with others. The reason for this lack of harmony is likely to be within you and therefore introspection is required. 

In a relationship reading, the Empress reversed suggests that you are feeling very challenged because you do not have a way to express your true thoughts and feelings and you are obligated to bottle a lot of it up inside. You need to share your feelings with someone so that you can get in touch with your inner self. This card can also suggest a dependence on other people’s feelings, indicating that you may be playing a waiting game now to see how your partner reacts and what emotion he/she displays. It is best not to do this but instead work through your own emotions independently of him or her.
If you are struggling in a relationship, the first step for you is to take some time to yourself in order to restore your energy levels and your belief in yourself. Unfortunately, your past relationships have impacted how you see yourself and your ability to truly love and trust another person. As a result, you may be doubting your inner beauty and losing your inspiration for creating beautiful, loving relationships. 

You may also be overprotective of someone you love and this is straining your relationship. Be mindful that you are not becoming a smothering, demanding mother. Are you ‘mothering’ your partner, friends, or family too much? Be careful not to overdraw on the characteristics of the upright Empress. You may need to follow the example of the High Priestess who listens to her inner psyche for the answers. 

More generally, the Empress reversed indicates that you are feeling discontented because something is missing or lacking in your life, or because you want to find something creative, meaningful or fulfilling to do but you do not know what. This card can indicate a creative block. You may find your mood is depressed or negative. Work can feel laborious and mundane. This is not a time to think, act or do. You are already overloaded and mental pursuits will not give you what you need. Further attempts to follow your intellect or reasoning mind will only cause frustration or lead you astray.


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Friday, August 05, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Marijuana Linked To Better Memory, Brain Function In Schizophrenia


Schizophrenics who use cannabis appear to have superior memory and prefrontal cortex functioning.

University of Montreal researchers say cannabis use could preserve memory and prefrontal cortex function in patients with schizophrenia

Marijuana may offer a number of benefits to patients with schizophrenia, according to new research out of Canada.

Published online in the journal Psychiatry Research, the study found that heavy marijuana users performed better on memory tasks than those who avoided cannabis. MRI scans also revealed superior brain function in an area responsible for complex thinking and decision making.

Researchers from the University of Montreal studied 14 patients with a dual-diagnosis (cannabis dependence and schizophrenia) and 14 patients with schizophrenia only.

    “Our results suggest that emotional memory and prefrontal lobe functioning are preserved in dual-diagnosis patients.”
While patients were evaluated based on emotional memory, the researchers observed no differences in emotional responses between the two groups during resting states.

This led the authors to suggest that the superior performance of cannabis users could reflect a “more general difference” in memory.

Previous studies provide support for their findings – the authors note – including an earlier MRI study that found “less impaired brain functioning” in schizophrenic cannabis users. Likewise, another study suggests that certain symptoms of the disorder could be due to a lack of marijuana-like chemicals in the brain.

And while some still believe that cannabis causes problems when it comes to schizophrenia, the latest study only “adds to the growing literature showing that some key functions (negative symptoms, social skills, cognition) are preserved” in patients who use cannabis, conclude the authors.

The study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ).


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

"YOU are the sum total of all of your choices up to this moment."

- Wayne Dyer