Everyone deserves to live an environment, which enables them to thrive, and emanate their best qualities. But what if you’re stuck with people and circumstances that bring out the worst in you? What if change is slow and complicated, and you can’t leave because of binding contracts, obligations or financial dependency? It takes tremendous strength not to let it compromise your self-worth, despite how powerless it all may feel. It forces people to dig deep and find solace in a vague sense of inner freedom, rather than servitude to the disappointing actions of others. Sometimes too much forced resilience can break people, though, like a marathon runner slowly tripping out of breath toward an unimaginable finish line.
So if your needs, actions or beliefs are holding others or yourself captive in any form, I hope you’re brave enough to practice letting them go. We constantly expect others/politicians to be held accountable for their egos, but what’s the use if we can barely achieve a glimpse of mastery over our own?
The NSW government is selling off social housing, so some inner westies protested by throwing an epic street party and reclaiming the streets. I also made some new friends (the pink teddy bear and baby elephant. :)
Getting stuck into FODI lectures.
Panel - The Price Of Modern Life Is Depression & Loneliness
“The vices and virtues of each age are entangled.”
“We live in a free market of love and bodies.”
“In each one of those endings, there is loss and sadness, there is something to be mourned, and a greater anxiety that there we be nothing to replace the last relationship.”
Putting people on pedestals and thinking they’re so much more competent at life then you are - only to hear their struggles and have your preconceptions shattered to the point you start feeling secretly protective of them. It’s especially weird to feel this happen with a crush I might have idealised.
me: i’m gonna write
me: [reads another person’s writing]
me: i’m never writing again
The Eyes of Light
Taurus Ascending individuals emanate unique energies of the ancient festival that integrated Eastern and Western divinity, and light a pathway of illumination on the material plane.These individuals are constantly duelling with pairs of opposites to create melody; and as the ruler of the thyroid gland, tremendous reserves of creative energy lay transmuted through the subliminal higher utilisation of sexual energies. Taurus Ascending relates to desire, indulgence, pleasure and the attachment to physical form. The soul purpose of these individuals very much relates to provocation of the material world with consciousness; and cultivating their freedom from the material.
Taurus Ascending relates to the Buddha, whose birth, enlightenment and death was all said to have occurred during the time of Taurus. His teachings resonate with the lesson of material detachment; and the alternative use of this passageway for creative manifestation rather than desire. Valcun is the ruler of Taurus here, whose energies relate to the transformation and refining of all forms so they will provide more nourishing for the soul. These individuals are highly sensual in their orientation, and tend to be ultra receptive to their sensory environment. Mild temperature changes, subtle aromas and the patterns of complement easily engages the attention of Taurus Ascending; and many have a high urgency for physical contact. Taurus Ascending relates to the 4th Ray of Wisdom - of Harmony and Conflict; and here we find the synchronistic fusion between trauma for transformation, conflict resolution, creative living, the use of imagination and intuition, spontaneous improvisation and the maintenance of harmony. All forms of spiritual and mental health associate with the Fourth Ray.
The mineral kingdom is ruled by Taurus Ascending, and this sign symbolically associates with the “eye” in the head of the Bull, the 3rd eye, the light of the head, and Buddha’s said ‘diamond eye’ - his consciousness. These individuals are innately clever, resourceful and express an intelligent desire, and as a part of the Fixed Cross, develop intimate connections with their beliefs and an unwavering commitment to their ambitions. Intrinsic and contradictory reflexes in these individuals may cause the self generation crises; because an opposition creates their feeling of completion. Taurus Ascending possess the etheric golden eye, the passageway between the East and the West; the integration between the concept of God Transcendental and God Indwelling, the sparkling light of the Divine.
After getting halfway through season two of Girls and realising none of the characters were relatable, I think I prefer this adorably awkward Introverts web series. :3
A recognition of alliance is growing among people in diverse arenas of activism, whether political, social, or spiritual. The holistic acupuncturist and the sea turtle rescuer may not be able to explain the feeling, “We are serving the same thing,” but they are. Both are in service to an emerging Story of the People that is the defining mythology of a new kind of civilization.
I will call it the Story of Interbeing, the Age of Reunion, the ecological age, the world of the gift. It offers an entirely different set of answers to the defining questions of life. Here are some of the principles of the new story:
- That my being partakes of your being and that of all beings. This goes beyond interdependency—our very existence is relational.
- That, therefore, what we do to another, we do to ourselves.
- That each of us has a unique and necessary gift to give the world.
- That the purpose of life is to express our gifts.
- That every act is significant and has an effect on the cosmos.
- That we are fundamentally unseparate from each other, from all beings, and from the universe.
- That every person we encounter and every experience we have mirrors something in ourselves.
- That humanity is meant to join fully the tribe of all life on Earth, offering our uniquely human gifts toward the well-being and development of the whole.
- That purpose, consciousness, and intelligence are innate properties of matter and the universe
…The desire to serve something transcending the separate self and the pain we feel from the suffering of others are two sides of the same coin. Both bespeak our interbeingness. The emerging science that seeks to explain them, whether it invokes mirror neurons, horizontal gene transfer, group evolution, morphic fields, or something further out, doesn’t explain them away, but merely illustrates a general principle of connection or, dare I say it, oneness. The science is beginning to confirm what we have intuitively known all along: we are greater than what we have been told. We are not just a skin-encapsulated ego, a soul encased in flesh. We are each other and we are the world.
From Chapter Three: Interbeing by Charles Eisenstein