Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality. – Thích Nhất Hạnh


Thirty spokes of a wheel all join at a common hub
yet only the hole at the centre
allows the wheel to spin
Clay is moulded to form a cup
yet only the space within
allows the cup to hold water
Walls are joined to make a room
yet only by cutting out a door and a window
can one enter the room and live there

Thus, when a thing has existence alone
it is mere dead weight
Only when it has wu, does it have life

Verse 11, Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

(Wu is nothingness, emptiness, nonexistence)

Source : Discover Meditation by Shelley Costello, read the whole article here:



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Poem: Stillness of the First Snow


has filled
the branches of
the trees
left bare
from the leaves

loving embrace
of the silence
of the night
is hugging the

echoing its
blessing of
the heart
 of the allowing

for a
the observer
ceases to exist,
only eternal


– Deelia ©



Scorpio: A Memory of Shamanic Guessing


During my student years I was traveling with three men relating to a position of responsibility to a neighbor country. The men told me that our hostess is a bit shamanic and can guess the horoscope/zodiac signs of people and also approximately their birthdays. As funny as it may sound these men were much older than me and I was the chairman of the board as a young lady. I was amused by their interest in astrological signs and in this skill of a mysterious lady. Astrology surely wasn´t a common interest among men of their age generation.

During our first dinner our shamanic hostess guessed all the zodiac sings of the men with correct time frames of a few days to one week. When looking at me she said I need to think a bit. The men were asking me not to tell, not to tell, let her guess. I had no intention to fully enjoying this fascinating play. During each dinner and other meetings she looked and looked and looked deeply at me with her piercing eyes, but said nothing. Then one evening during the dinner she finally said that you are a Scorpio and guessed my birthday correctly within one week´s estimate. I guess my lively and playful presence not so typically related to Scorpio was what she needed to see through for one thing. I still admire her skill as we have so many other astrological influences affecting our birth charts and personalities than the zodiac sign.


Image: Ruby – one of the suggested Scorpio birth stones, Wikimedia Commons

Bathing in Symbols and Signs

The November 2015 symbol was/is the last one in my playful series of monthly symbols lasting about one year. They have been to all who can relate to them. In October (2015) I didn´t post any symbol, but it was for the time warping, and personally full of symbols and signs to me.  I have moved to another town, and here are some of the symbols surrounding my  new home and newness of life -theme:

– The Big Dipper (shining brightly to the backyard terrace. Among other things BD relates to the Seven Rays, one of the main parts of my energy anchoring and exploring)
– shooting stars
– aurora borealis
– Swallowtail (“Knight Butterfly” in our language)
Chickadee (represents also continuity in this case)
– “pink something” flashing/flying in the night sky (don´t know what it was, maybe a sorts of atypical aurelia borealis phenomenon. I remember what I was thinking of at the moment though)
–  Venus, Jupiter and Mars in the early morning sky (and astrologically in my Seventh House )
–  specific Moomin themes 
–  yellow Chrysanthemum
–  heart cups with two hearts in them
–  two bath robes
–  fuchsia color

And so on.

Om Ah Hum. With laughter.



Swallowtail, Wikimedia Commos

The Big Dipper,  Astronomy Picture of the Day, Rogelio Bernal Andreo

Monthly Symbol, November 2015: Ah – Fullness of Life


Fullness of Being, Fullness of Life and a State of Wonderment and “Ah” at

“Variety of descriptions for the experience

Fullness of being
Fullness of life
A desire to engage and share life
An inner satisfaction
A state of wonderment and “Ah”

Experiencing the fullness of being

When we align with the flow of our creative life energy and act in alignment with the truth of our being there a particular type and kind of experience which we have. This feeling can also be experience in the Ultimate Accident when one accesses the Source of Creation. Exactly what we feel and how we describe it will be unique to each individual. However, there are some common characteristics. Often most of what we feel lies more in the subconscious and only an inner satisfaction with life and calmness is what remains consciousness.” Continues here :

Om Ah Hum at Soul Guidance

Mantric Seed Syllable “AH” at Lauren Cottrel





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Image 2: The World from Rider-Waite -tarot / Wikimedia Commons

Time Warping

Time warp: “A hypothetical discontinuity or distortion occurring in the flow of time that would move events from one time period to another or suspend the passage of time.” –

There was a young lady named Bright,
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She started one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

Article at bluebutterfliesandme: Transcending Space and Time


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Spiral 2) aneeshomanakuttan  /

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