Poem and Article: Shifting

 

Never believe,
my friend,
when you´re
down there,
how the
world looks
like then.

Your energy
opens up
and you see
clearly again.

Lightness
never
truly
goes
away.
It remains
there
for you
to reclaim.

As is
with
magic,
it continues
to hold
you near.


– Deelia ©

Why and How to Master the Art of Becoming Resilient

by Cynthia Sue Larsson at Reality Shifters Blog

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Poem, Articles: Affectionate Pearls II


In an ancient
Egyptian time
but in your
current
appearance,
you give
me the
pearl necklace.

There is
a new
nuance
in this
meditation
that cannot
be described,
and a
most delicate
energy
surrounds
the third
eye.

– They lasted
through time,
my guide
confirms
afterward
what had
been
shown.
Yes,
of course,
they already
used pearls
in the ancient
times,
I never
thought
about it.

I perform a
quick search
for articles to
prove that to
my concrete
mind.

My intuitive
affinity
to pearls
got specified,
my larger self
and little self
unified.


– Deelia ©

Poem: A Pearl Necklace I
https://soulfields.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/poem-a-pearl-necklace/

Egyptian Information on Pearls
https://www.karipearls.com/egyptian-information-on-pearls.html

GemSelect Newsletter – The Queen of Gems: A Brief History of Pearls
https://www.gemselect.com/help/newsletter/newsletter-jun-12.php

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Article: What is ASMR?

“Have you ever felt tingles in your head and deeply relaxed while getting a massage, while getting a haircut, while listening to someone turn magazine pages, while listening to a specific person talk in a gentle manner, or while watching Bob Ross create a painting?

If so, then you have probably experienced Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR.

ASMR is becoming increasingly popular because it seems to be very helpful for reducing stress and falling asleep.

ASMR can be simply described simply as a variety of soothing SENSATIONS (eg, tingles, relaxation, calmness, sleepiness) due to a variety of gentle STIMULI (eg, whispering, soft talking, light touches, methodical sounds).” Read more at ASMR University: https://asmruniversity.com/about-asmr/what-is-asmr/

 

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Poem and Symbolism: Peacock Magic

 

vibrating

tail in its

full glory,

a small

natural

step

and

it is there,

the joy

and wonder

of

mere

existence.

 

– Deelia ©

 

 

Peacock Symbolism at Spirit Animal Totems

Peacock Symbolism and Meaning by Avia Venefica at whats-your-sign.com

 

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Video/Youtube: Filmed at Trevarno Gardens on 18th April 2010, Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall

Article: The Luck Factor

The loser’s guide to getting lucky
By Professor Richard Wiseman
University of Hertfordshire
From BBC Online, 22 December 2003: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3335275.stm#tips

“Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve? A psychologist says he has discovered the answer.

Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck.

I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune.

I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me.

Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and, over the years, I have interviewed them, monitored their lives and had them take part in experiments.

The results reveal that although these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their good and bad fortune.

Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not.

I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities.

I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside.

I had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper saying: “Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win £250.”

This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than two inches high.

Anxiety

It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.

Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected.

As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else.

They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends.

They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements and miss other types of jobs.

Self-fulfilling prophecies

Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for.

My research eventually revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four principles.

They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

Towards the end of the work, I wondered whether these principles could be used to create good luck.

I asked a group of volunteers to spend a month carrying out exercises designed to help them think and behave like a lucky person.

Dramatic results

These exercises helped them spot chance opportunities, listen to their intuition, expect to be lucky, and be more resilient to bad luck.

One month later, the volunteers returned and described what had happened. The results were dramatic: 80% of people were now happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps most important of all, luckier.

The lucky people had become even luckier and the unlucky had become lucky.

Finally, I had found the elusive “luck factor” .

Here are Professor Wiseman’s four top tips for becoming lucky:

– Listen to your gut instincts – they are normally right

– Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine

– Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well

– Visualise yourself being lucky before an important meeting or telephone call. Luck is very often a self-fulfilling prophecy. ”

 

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That I Am…

Some background information for the poem: “Shiva represents the unmanifest and Shakti the manifest; Shiva the formless and Shakti the formed; Shiva consciousness and Shakti energy, not only in the cosmos as a whole but in each and every individual. ” You can read more here – Shiva & Shakti – the Twin ‘Realities’ http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1991/bmar91/twins.shtml

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

“mano buddhi ahankara chittani naaham
na cha shrotravjihve na cha ghraana netre
na cha vyoma bhumir na tejo na vaayuhu
chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham”

I am not the mind, the intellect, the ego or the memory,
I am not the ears, the skin, the nose or the eyes,
I am not space, not earth, not fire, water or wind,
I am the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva…

“na cha prana sangyo na vai pancha vayuhu
na va sapta dhatur na va pancha koshah
na vak pani-padam na chopastha payu
chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham”

I am not the breath, nor the five elements,
I am not matter, nor the 5 sheaths of consciousness
Nor am I the speech, the hands, or the feet,
I am the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva…

“na me dvesha ragau na me lobha mohau
na me vai mado naiva matsarya…

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Article: Introducing Mind-Body Bridging

 

This text is from Mind-Body Bridging Institute at http://mindbodybridging.com/more-about-mind-body-bridging/ where you can read the full article:

About Mind-Body Bridging

“Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) is based on the premise that the mind-body state hindering optimal functioning results from overactivity of a system called the Identity System (I-System). All your thoughts, emotions, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that limit optimal functioning are the result of an overactive I-System.

According to Dr. Stanley H. Block, developer of MBB, the human I-System evolved in order create a sense of human individuality through divisions of family, clan, religion, culture, race, nation and species. Without it, humans would lack self-interest, direction and drive. However, an overactive I-System exaggerates our sense of separateness by restricting awareness, creating anxiety and disrupting the harmony and balance of our mind-body connection. In modern society, this unfortunate condition is nearly universal.

I-System overactivity leads to a busy head and tense body, and the myriad of symptoms, conditions and diseases that accompany this high-stress and emotionally limited way of being. In short, the I- System is a built-in commotion machine, creating a life of separation and ongoing tension.

You can learn and experience how to put your I-System to rest during the activities of daily living, and achieve optimal functioning, with MBB tools. Through this management of your I-System, you can gain access to your full potential.”

 

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