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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Soup Sister and Broth Brother

Warming hearts... one bowl at a time
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a non-profit charitable social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup.
Anyone can be a Soup Sister and a Broth Brother . Simply join us in one of our soup-making sessions that will provide hundreds of litres of soup to women shelters and programs for youth in crisis right across the country!
The concept is simple. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers are year-round programs where participants pay a $50 registration fee to participate in a soup-making event at a local professional kitchen under the guidance of a chef facilitator. Each event produces approximately 150-200 servings of nourishing soup that are delivered fresh to a local shelter. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers was founded in 2009 by Calgarian Sharon Hapton who had a very simple belief in the power of soup as a nurturing and nourishing gesture that could make a tangible difference. Hapton believed that two of societies most prevalent issues, domestic abuse and youth homelessness would benefit from the care and warmth that comes in a bowl of soup. A powerful message that says 'we care' is now being delivered to over 20 residential shelters across the country through home-made delicious soup made with the finest ingredients.
Hundreds of community people are coming together across the country to produce over 8000 servings of fresh and delicious soups for women, children and youth each month. Since March of 2009, over 60,000 containers of soup have been delivered to shelters from East to West, and there is a growing network of over 5500 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants across the country.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I Think you might like it - Travolta and john reunion

Music video by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John performing I Think You Might Like It.(C) 2012 Constellation/ONJ Christmas Album Joint Venture, a joint venture comprised of Constellation Productions, Inc. and ONJ Productions, Ltd. under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Full Moon in Cancer December 28/2012

ith Friday's Full Moon we reach an important stage in this pivotal end-of-year period. This is an especially significant moment in time, one week after the 2012 Day and just a few days before the New Year, Monday the 31st at midnight, and featuring the perfection of the Saturn-Pluto sextile that has come along in this Winter 2012 time frame to add its weight to the on-going cycle of Uranus and Pluto. Massive transformation is the theme, as current events continue to call to our attention, and as our own instincts also reveal when we take the opportunity to tune in and – as Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter puts it, to "close our eyes to see." And the individual and societal mandate for change that we so poignantly feel actually represents our own best interest. We must, in the final analysis, allow to drop away whichever of our dysfunctional behaviors that we can identify as no longer serving our real needs.  READ MORE

The Full Moon opposition from the nurturing sign of Cancer versus the Capricorn Sun brings issues of private and public, self and other, directly to our inner dialog. Jupiter, planetary archetype of spiritual faith and fundamental optimism in our choices, is also a particularly dominant factor right now. We as a society are looking ahead to the future, and attempting to discern where we are headed. And yet the social organism is nothing more than the sum of individuals. Each one of us has the emblematic power to make the choices that as a society we will live with for years and perhaps for decades to come, and the sustaining power of Spirit is working along with us to guide us through.

At the time of this Full Moon, the Moon in Cancer makes a Grand Trine in Water with Saturn in Scorpio and withChiron in Pisces so that our emotions are easily aroused and deeply motivated. Also, the Sabian Symbol forPluto's degree in Capricorn speaks of unfamiliar energies that we need to explore: "An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor." Indeed, through this Full Moon, we are getting in closer touch with our orphaned animal nature, our instinctual side. We are probing for answers to our collective dilemma where we must: on the inside. As we come though the transformationally oriented end of a potent year, we do well to remember that we have within us, by a simple shift in attitude, the ability to change and improve our world.

Greek/Australian fashion designer Effie Evriniadis and her label Mazi

A behind the scenes look at Greek/Australian fashion designer Effie Evriniadis
and her label Mazi

What is going wrong with our society?

Ακόμη πιο τραγικές διαστάσεις προσλαμβάνει  η υπόθεση της στυγερής δολοφονίας της νεαρής γυναίκας στην Ξάνθη, καθώς αποκαλύπτεται ότι ο πατέρας και ο αδελφός της ήταν οι πρώτοι που έσπευσαν να σβήσουν τη φωτιά στην πυλωτή της πολυκατοικίας χωρίς να γνωρίζουν ότι αυτή που καιγόταν ήταν η 34χρονη κοπέλα!

Μάλιστα, δεν είχαν καν αντιληφθεί ότι στις φλόγες που είχαν τυλίξει  δυο μηχανάκια βρίσκονταν ένα ανθρώπινο σώμα και ξεκίνησαν σβήνουν τη φωτιά με λάστιχο! 

Κάποιοι γείτονες διέκριναν την ανθρώπινη σιλουέτα και άρχισαν να φωνάζουν, ενώ άλλοι ανέφεραν ότι είχαν ακούσει λίγο νωρίτερα τα τα ουρλιαχτά της. 

*34 year old woman raped and burned in Xanthi Greece, and her father and brother fight to put out the flames of an anonymous woman burning to death in their neighborhood unaware that this is their sister and daughter.*

ειδήσεις : Aυτή είναι η κοπέλα που βίασαν και έκαψαν στην Ξάνθη - φωτογραφία - 
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Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across India on Wednesday, calling on authorities to stem the rising tide of violent sexual attacks on women, after a 23-year-old medical student was raped and beaten by six men on a Delhi bus.
The incident on Sunday night has convulsed India, sparking fierce criticism of the police, rows in parliament, blanket coverage in the media and even a debate on the role of revealing outfits worn by stars of Bollywood films.

Amitabh Bachchan, the country's biggest star, called on all Indians to become vigilantes.
"What is going wrong with our society, our people?" he asked in a Facebook post.

  in front of the India Gate during a protest rally organised by various women's organisations in New Delhi December 21, 2012. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in various parts of the country to demand urgent action against the men who took turns to rape a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus on December 16, local media reports said. The placards read, "Immediately arrest rapists" (C) and "Delhi Government; Ensure security for women". (REUTERS)

Tha se paro na figoume - Marinella

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Hear our prayer
We have sinned before Thee
Have compassion upon us and upon our children
Help us bring an end to pestilence, war, and famine
Cause all hate and oppression to vanish from the earth
Inscribe us for blessing in the Book Of Life
Let the new year be a good year for us

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Megan Fox Reads Ellen's Astrological Sign

Noiazome Moirazoume - Greeks open their hearts

Telika, H ellines tha diksoune olo ton kosmo pos na ine sosti anthropoi , H ellines kai na min ehoune dinoune !!!!!! Ta ipolipa krati pou ehoune ti ehoune kani???????? Anarotieme.
We saw today in Greece the lesson to all mankind of their generosity and love despite the difficulties going on around them. Greeks gave to help those who dont have, what can all the other countries in the world say? Those that have , have they given???  *MyGreekSpirit*


Byzantine Christmas Carols

Thrace - Xronis Aidonidis - Tonight Jesus was born


Saturday, December 22, 2012

21 December 2012: The Astrology Behind It

The four solstice and equinoxes points(the day of the change of seasons), when the Sun changes direction(it is actually the Earth which reaches key points in its path around the Sun), is when the greatest cosmic influences can be received by our planet Earth. Ancient seers and magi could perceive this with their psychic eyes and gave these 4 periods of the year, great significance by performing special rituals to enchance and recieve these energies in the right way. A cosmic gate opens during these special days and flood Earth--the reason why witches and pagans still worship the changes of the seasons.
It was observed that when on one of these days the Sun was rising at the background of a certain importnant star or area of the sky, it became a lense through which the energy of the this particular star was intensified and transmited to the Earth, and as we know from astrology each star has a differnet positive or negative character. This influence would then grow and over the years and centuries intergrate its influence in the consciousness of people and life on planet Earth.
It so happens that approximately every 6.5 thousand years, the Sun would be rising on one of those 4 equinox or solstice days at the backdrop of the Central Sun Alfiola --this is the gigantic black hole at the middle of our Milky Way Galaxy. People with esoteric knowledge know that the most powerful spiritual and evolutionary impulses come from our Central Sun Alfiola. Hence every 6.5 tthousand years a new and very powerful evolutionary impulse is sent to earth.
On the 21st of Dec 2012, is the first day of the Winter---Winter Solstice and the Sun is rising atthe backdrop of the Central Sun Alfiola, so the whole planet is opening to the energies coming from there. But this is not just that day! Actually, the backdrop of stars move so slowly that it takes 72 years for the Central Sun to visibly move one degree. It means the for the past 50 years almost, on every winter Solstice the Sun has been rising within the degree of the Central Sun, and the actual most precise conjuctionwhen the Sun was rising right in the heart of Central Sunwas in Dec 1998, but the effects of the spiritual impulse has been raising the vibrations of the Earth for the past 100 years almost--and has been increasing with the close of the conjucntion, which was most powerful within the last 20 years. Of course, you all have noticed this: all the scientific advance, the increased awareness through Internet, increased cThose evolutionary impulses which have been coming to us for the past decades, will take a few thousand years to fully develop into the consciousness of all humans, just like it took Christian principles of charity and compassion 2000 years to be accepted by most people.
More and more people will be awakening to higher states of consciousness and have been for the past 20-30 years, but it will not be an overnight event. More and more people are suffering as well from mental and physical disorders due to these increased frequencies of the Earth, as they are too high for people with dense consciousness, hence the ubiquitous panics and depressions, once they stop resisting those processes, they will be able to naturally align with the increased vibes of the Earth. And indeed it is scientifically proven that in the past 10-20 years the Earth vibrations has risen dramatically.onsciousness, fastness of developments and manifestation of Earth etc.
Well all I can add, is that we are at a turning point in the development of humanity and the whole universe is observing us and will be within the next 100 years to see how we handle the raising of consciousness. If there is too much resistance from us, due to ignorance or refusal to let go of old patterns of being, you can expect cataclysms because they are caused by Haman's consciousness, but if these come, they will not be before mid 20-ties of this century.

Friday, December 21, 2012

First Nations Protest

OTTAWA — More than 2,000 aboriginal protesters took a “dire” call for change to the nation’s capital on Friday in a bid to pressure the government to meet and discuss treaty rights and “crises” plaguing First Nations communities.
The demonstrators, who were taking part in a growing grassroots First Nations movement called “Idle No More,” met at Ottawa’s Victoria Island on Friday before marching to Parliament Hill.
The march, which remained peaceful, shut down a major downtown Ottawa street. The RCMP was hand to close the road and direct traffic.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ta keria ta sparmatseta - Roza

Tribute to Roza Eskenazi

The promotional trailer of the musical documentary film 'My Sweet Canary'. See for more details.
Roza Eskenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire and love.
This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel, who embark on an exciting musical journey, to tell the story of Greece's best-known and best-loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film.
It's a journey that will take them from Istanbul to Thessaloniki and to Athens, following the musical trail she left behind. Most of all, it's a journey into a world that has largely vanished, but whose sounds continue to echo throughout the Mediterranean Basin.

To poulaki Tsiou

San Trellos - Rokkos

Monday, December 10, 2012

Asteroid passes past earth tonight Dec 10,2012

A small asteroid – discovered only yesterday – will sweep closely past Earth tonight and possibly undergo an eclipse by Earth’s shadow. If so, that would be a rare event, and something many amateur astronomers will want to see. The asteroid, and the eclipse, will not be visible to the eye. The asteroid has been designated 2012 XE54. Pasquale Tricarico of the Institute of Planetology is saying the asteroid will pass through the Earth’s shadow, creating an asteroid eclipse, an event whose mechanics are much like an eclipse of the full moon by Earth’s shadow.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower

The 2012 Geminid meteor shower will peak on the nights of December 13/14 and 14/15, with the nod being given to the former. Meteor numbers intensify as evening deepens into late night. The greatest numbers fall an hour or two after midnight (December 14 and 15) – when the meteor shower radiant point looms highest in the sky – as seen from around the globe. But you might see a Geminid meteor any time this week. That’s because it takes some weeks for Earth to ford this meteor stream in space.
In 2012, the new moon falls on December 13, guaranteeing dark nights for this year’s Geminid meteor shower. It doesn’t get much better than this for watching a major meteor shower! As a general rule, it’s either the August Perseids or the December Geminids that gives us the best meteor shower of the year.
Even from a mildly light-polluted town, you may see some meteors! Best direction to look? Like all meteors in annual showers, the meteors will appear in all parts of the sky. Find an open sky and – if possible – a sky sheltered from artificial lighting.
1. The Geminids are one of the year’s best annual meteor showers. On a dark, moonless night, the Geminids often produce 50 or more meteors per hour, or nearly a meteor a minute. In 2012, the new moon provides inky black skies for this’s year’s Geminid show. You might have to settle for a single bright meteor or two from inside a city – more, if you watch over several hours – streaking along in the glow of artificial lights.
2. Dark skies away from the glare of city lights are important, even on a moonlit night For optimum viewing, find a place to observe in the country.
3. The 2012 Geminid meteor shower will be better if you let your eyes adapt to the dark. Sometimes that takes as long as twenty minutes. So give yourself at least an hour of viewing time. The most Geminids usually fall in the wee hours after midnight, centered around 2 a.m. local time. That time hold true no matter your time zone.
4. If you were to track the Geminid meteors backwards on the sky’s dome, you’d find them streaming from a point in the sky within the boundaries of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Hence this shower’s name. The Geminid radiant point climbs over the eastern horizon around 7 p.m. local time for our mid-northern latitudes. The early rising time for the radiant point is why the Geminid shower is one of the few meteor showers worth watching in the evening hours. That’s good for people who aren’t night owls!

Under the Stars

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gypsy band in Japan (siko horepse koukli mou )

Energy Shift Symptoms

As we are heading into the Age of Aquarius, new energies are encompassing our bodies and are reflected in various physiological symptoms.  Within this transition of the ages, many people will begin to feel many of these energy shift symptoms on a regular basis as our bodies are adjusting and upgrading to the higher frequencies.
HEADACHES: When the crown chakra opens or expands it can be an intense and painful experience. It might feel like a spike or rod is being inserted. Headaches are common and they can range from migraines, to cluster headaches. Women seem to experience them more than men. They can be caused by too much energy flowing through the crown chakra, and by hormonal changes which occurs when the chakras are stimulated. Sometimes the pain can be eased by asking Spirit and your Higher Self to make an adjustment in the energy flow. When you ask for aid to ease the pain and it is part of the process that is opening and expanding yourpineal or pituitary gland, the pain will only lessen. As your vibrational rate increases, the pineal and the pituitary glands expand to accommodate the higher energy frequencies. Other glands change also, but these two are the major ones that contribute to headaches. This can last a few months, or a few years depending on what level of spiritual development that you are at and your rate of growth.
FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS: This is quite common and part of the process. Just ride it out and don’t take antibiotics which will only prolong the process. These symptoms are caused by the physical body reaction to the toxins that are released when the chakras begin to expand. What ever was constricting or congesting the chakras is flushed through the blood. Also new beliefs and paradigms are enacted the imprinted consciousness in the blood becomes toxic to the physical system because it does not support the new thoughts and contributes to confusion. It is helpful to supplement the body with blood fortifying enzymes, herbs and essential oils to ease the symptoms. Hot lemon drinks will also help cleanse the body. Don't work too much during this time, because you are going through a major shift in vibration. Try and take it easy, and it will pass.
NAUSEA, LOOSE BOWEL MOVEMENTS, DIARRHEA: This is a common reaction when the solar plexus chakra opens and releases the stored fear, anger and resentment held in the area. Karmic and family issues will produce gas and farting. The Bach Flower Rescue Remedy can ease these symptoms. Don't be afraid to take it every 30 minutes if necessary.
MUSCLE ACHES AND JOINT PAIN: Increasing your vibration forces the energy through the body. When there are blockages impeding the energy flow this raised and forced energy slams into them causing these symptoms and ails. Often this is alleviated by asking for assistance from the Higher Self to adjust the flow to ease the pain. The body can quickly adjust to thehigher vibration in a few moments, hours, or days.
DEPRESSION: A very common symptom caused by an increased rate of vibration. This higher frequency forces any illnesses, viruses, or infections hiding in the body to surface. To discover the root-cause contributing to this state examine your beliefs and decisions that are creating your reality. It is also important to monitor your internal dialogue to learn what you are creating for yourself. Observing and realizing the state you are experiencing is not cause by the present allows it to quickly pass. The herb "St. Johns Wart" eases depression and is anti-viral too.
CRYING FOR NO REASON, FEELING EMOTIONALLY VULNERABLE: When blockages from this lifetime, and other lifetimes began to release the emotional body will react in this manner. The Photon Belt energy stimulates and contributes to the spontaneous release of these burdens. Trying to control or resists these urges further represses and blocks the energy making things more difficult. Crying, moaning, sobbing or toning becomes a cleansing release. Use a Bach flower remedy, or an essential oil to help with the emotional body.
FLUTTERING, PAIN IN THE HEART AREA, OR BREATHING PROBLEMS: This is a symptom experienced when the heart chakra begins to open or enlarge to receive more energy. Pain sensations in the heart and not being able to breath can be very frightening because you may think you are having a heart attack. The above symptoms are caused by the expansion of energy running through your solar plexus and heart chakra (heart and stomach area). The best solution is to relax which will adjust the energy flow. Anxiety and fear only constricts the energy thus, causing a more severe reaction. This is a normal experience when undergoing a frequency increase.
HOT FLASHES AND NIGHT AND DAY SWEATS: These are commonly experienced by both men and women. This is due to energy flowing too quickly through the body, hormonal changes, which men have too, and the body learning to adjust to the higher vibratory rate. Some men might experience fat being stored in this area which might feel like they are growing breasts. If you are a man don’t be concerned about this, because this puffiness in the chest area will only last for a short while.
EXTREME TIREDNESS: Waking in the morning and struggle to get out of bed after a full night of sleep, or falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon is common. This is caused when the energy is shifting throughout the whole spiritual body. This will pass in time, each person has a different time frame for some it can be weeks, for others months, for others years. If you can create a pyramid structure to sit under this will give you wonderful boosts of energy when you are lacking it. Drink lots of pure water to hydrate the cells, add crystals to energize the water. Eat light meals with organic veggies. Doing light physical exercise will stimulate the energy flow through the body. Bach remedies, flower essences and essential oils will also help the transition.
EXCESSIVE ENERGY: You go early to bed, exhausted, but in a couple of hours you are wide. This is caused by the Photon Belt energy accumulating around you, because the body’s inability to store the energy because it is blocked and congested. It is important not to get up and be active because the energy is for healing all the subtle bodies spiritual, mental, emotional and physical, the best way to assimilate the energy is to quietly sit and read, watch TV, or listen to meditation tapes to help you go back to sleep. This might seem to occur nightly for some time.
WEIGHT GAIN: This is a very common complaint. The body feels like it is being invaded so it adds a layer of protection. If you are a Lightworker than additional water is needed to create energy. If you don’t have enough water the body will store water, which ultimately leads to stagnation. Another major factor is that with the activation of new DNA fat is needed to hold the vibration. Body fat holds a higher vibration which is necessary to generate healing and channeling energy. Many of you also have agreed to anchor grids of light in the areas surrounding where you live. Anchoring these grids require body fat to help hold the energy. Body fat serves a very loving purpose as it allows embodiments to assist mother earth in holding her vibration. In becoming crystalline, the body fat is evenly distributed around every cell within the embodiment. This allows the entire body to act as a tuning fork to hold a new vibration.
LOSING YOUR MEMORY OR FEELING SPACEY: This can be a frightening experience because you cannot remember what you had for dinner, and dinner was only an hour away. YOU ARE NOT LOSING YOUR MEMORY. You are changing over from left brain function to more of a right brain function. Areas of the brain are being activated to cope with the higher energy coming in. Sometimes it is hard to speak, words come out jumbled or garbled, this situation will pass, there is no time limit on this.
EXTREME SENSITIVITY: As you open up to the higher vibration, you will find yourself becoming extremely sensitive to people, noises, light, smells, tastes, all sorts of things. This can affect the central nervous system and can be quite a difficult thing to cope with. You do need to take B vitamins and a multi vitamin if this is happening to you. If you are allergic to these vitamins then look for a homeopathic remedy or a Bach flower remedy for extreme sensitivity.

Transfering memories through touch

The epiphanies really start popping in the weeks AFTER Mercury comes out of retrograde. So Mercury going direct today (5:47 pm est) is the start of a potentially awesome sage-ing process. Isn't wisdom in high demand these days? With this retrograde, all the psychic digging and remembering, can bring on a perceptual breakthrough -- an awakening. In signs of Scorpio, and then Sagittarius, the mind seeks inspiration, soul meaning, and visions for the future. Mercury will be in direct shadow to December 15th, for realizations about what's already on your mind and in your deepest thoughts.
More possible themes for Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio/Sagittarius (and to December 15th).
  • Vividly seeing where old dramas and traumas keep you from growing out, to use a gardening term, and where as a result you're stunted, or need a good cutting back (of what's dead).
  • Reconnecting with confidantes and friends, or seeing room to call in soul mates that widen, not narrow, a sense of the possible.
  • Recalling an intense memory, possibly something buried, and even experiencing the emotions of it, particularly shame, guilt, disgust. Seeing it in context and healing/integrating it.
I experienced something wierd -- a memory meld -- that speaks to the Neptunian flavor of this eclipse/Mercury retro period. I remembered an incident at college, where I was placed with a black roommate and then requested a transfer. It made me ashamed and alarmed at myself, and my Mom (who I told) said it didn't sound like me. The next day while driving, I recalled that it was another girl who told that story, and it was HER experience, not mine. And how when she told the story to us, laughing about it, HER insensitivity and small town Southern prejudices made me ashamed.
That's so illustrative of Neptune (loss of psychic boundaries) and Mercury retrograde complete with the shame of a taboo event (Scorpio), that I had to share. It makes me wonder what else I've taken on as mine, that's not! I looked into memory transference, and found this on transfering memories through touch. A young woman who spent time with a dying elder somehow absorbed all her memories! This also makes me think of the dramas and traumas that linger in regions or families. And the psychic-emotional wounds that when healed have a freeing effect. This is a great time to ponder those deep questions, and seek out gifted healers.
Have you had any strange phenomenon or insights? Mercury in Scorpio, going direct later, adds speed to the process, and could enhance divination, the creative process and knowing what to kill off and what to revive. Mercury stays in superpsychic Scorpio to December 10th, and will come out of shadow when it hits 4 degrees Sagittarius (December 15th). The truth sets us free, and releases locked up energies. Enjoy your week!

Chicago in Greece

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bopha makes U-turn, threatens Philippines again

NEW BATAAN, Philippines - A typhoon that had left the Philippines after killing nearly 600 people and leaving hundreds missing in the south has made a U-turn and is now threatening the country's northwest, officials said Saturday.

The weather bureau raised storm warnings over parts of the main northern island of Luzon after Typhoon Bopha veered northeast. There was a strong possibility the disastrous storm would make a second landfall Sunday, but it might also make a loop and remain in the South China Sea, forecasters said. In either case, it was moving close to shore and disaster officials warned of heavy rains and winds and possible landslides in the mountainous region.

Another calamity in the north would stretch recovery efforts thin. Most government resources, including army and police, are currently focused on the south, where Bopha hit Tuesday before moving west into the South China Sea.

With many survivors still in shock, soldiers, police and outside volunteers formed most of the teams searching for bodies or signs of life under tons of fallen trees and boulders swept down from steep hills surrounding the worst-hit town of New Bataan, municipal spokesman Marlon Esperanza said.

"We are having a hard time finding guides," he told The Associated Press. "Entire families were killed and the survivors ... appear dazed. They can't move."

He said the rocks, mud, tree trunks and other rubble that litter the town have destroyed landmarks, making it doubly difficult to search places where houses once stood.

Read it on Global News: Global News | Typhoon that killed hundreds makes U-turn, threatens Philippines again 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vancouver Naturopath Alexina meets the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "guru, teacher".[1]
In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who are considered to be manifestations of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara. Traditionally, the Dalai Lama is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the leader of the Gelug School, but this position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama who, in practice, exerts much influence. The line of Dalai Lamas began as a lineage of spiritual teachers; the 5th Dalai Lama assumed political authority over Tibet.
For certain periods between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lamas sometimes directed the Tibetan government, which administered portions of Tibet from Lhasa. The 14th Dalai Lama remained the head of state for the Central Tibetan Administration ("Tibetan government in exile") until his retirement on March 14, 2011. He has indicated that the institution of the Dalai Lama may be abolished in the future, and also that the next Dalai Lama may be found outside Tibet and may be female.[2] The Chinese government rejected this and claimed that only it has the authority to select the next Dalai Lama.[3]  *Wikipedia*

Blessings Alexina

Manila is under water - Prayers for all, please help if you can

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oz the Great and Powerful

Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--fame and fortune are his for the taking--that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even a bit of wizardry--Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Wild Horse Wild Ride

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe

Brianstalin is a Reiki Master Teacher, who has spent many years in the Far East. Healers who have daily access to the Akashic Records have taught him that accurate past life data retrieval requires simple and focused psychic techniques very similar to dowsing. Subjective psychic impressions tend to be heavily tainted, resulting in distorted and inaccurate data. This is mostly evident in deep trance states experienced by those under hypnosis and those mediums who channel disembodied "enlightened" entities, allowing these entities to inhabit their bodies, temporarily, and to speak through them. Dowsing, contrary to popular belief, is very objective and the information obtained by such means can be very unexpected and intriguing. A number of psychic techniques and investigations can then be used to test the data later. Pendulums are a good start, but sensitive dowsers can rely on increasingly subtle mental, physical and psychic vibrations and sensations. The conclusions reached by ego can never be a good substitute for lots of meditation and healing/energy work.

Dog sings to soothe crying baby

Manuscript Found in Accra - Alchemist

The latest novel from #1 internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho is a classic of inspiration and reflection, a meditation on life, love, and the significance of change.
A novel of philosophical reflection set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades. Here a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews who have long lived together harmoniously have been warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction.  Contemplating their demise, the community assembles to seek the wise counsel of a Greek Copt, who imparts comforting and guiding wisdom on the enduring attributes of human character. The novel unfolds as a sequence of parables on love, faith, sex, friendship, beauty, bravery, loyalty, and success.

ABCD India's first dance film in 3D
From India's biggest film studio, UTV Motion Pictures, and renowned choreographer & director, Remo D'souza comes India's first dance film in 3D -- a spectacular entertainer that proves yet again that if you dare to dream, impossible is nothing!

Maverick choreographer Prabhudheva will also be paying tribute to Michael Jackson by performing his signature moves in a song from the film. Talks are also on to rope in Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit, for a special number with Prabhudheva. The duo had previously set the stage on fire with ‘Que Sera Sera’ in ‘Pukar’
In Cinemas: Feb 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Astrology of 2012

The Astrology of 2012 and How it Affects You
by Marcus Mason
Posted by: DailyOM

With ever-increasing reports of catastrophic natural disasters and political upheaval taking place all over the world, and daily evidence that many of our traditional social and economic systems are no longer working, it's no wonder that we hear ourselves desperately asking: 'What's going on?' In this book, astrological expert Marcus Mason uses his extensive knowledge on the subject to provide some real answers to this question - and to explain how all of this applies to you, based on your personal sun sign. 21st December 2012 marks the end of a 25,626 year Time Cycle, caused by the Earth gradually changing her orientation in space. As we approach the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next, approaching astrology from the perspective of the soul's evolution can help us understand the inner, spiritual purpose behind the events and experiences of our lives. By exploring the sequence of astrological changes as they unfold, this book shows you that we are all being offered the exciting opportunity to: change our perceptions, by uniting the intelligence of the mind with that of the heart; understand how we can truly connect with each other and live in harmony; remember how to honour our Mother Earth; and, create a new, and infinitely more positive vision for our future. 
The Astrology of the 2012 Solstice

At first glance, the geocentric Chart (see Colour Plate 16) does not appear to be anything special. It shows what needs to be learned from the level of the ego and personality. It is the Sun-centred, heliocentric chart that reveals the true spiritual potentials that emerge into human consciousness on 21 December 2012.

Geocentric Chart (21 December 2012)

In the geocentric chart, the Sun is exactly conjunct with Juno, and is within 9° orb of Pluto. The Sun’s conjunction with Juno is crucial. We have seen throughout that Juno represents the principle of Right Relations. One of Juno’s most important qualities is ‘remembering’: why we came here; why we incarnated on the Earth at this particularly powerful time. We saw earlier that Juno reminds us of our ‘soul contracts’, the agreements or spiritual ‘tasks’ that our soul has undertaken to fulfil in this lifetime. As the Sun emerges with Juno, out of the depths of Earth’s Galactic Winter, it brings our soul’s awareness of our spiritual purpose into the Light.

We become more fully aware of what this means for us after the Sun becomes exactly conjunct with Pluto on 30 December 2012, and Juno becomes exactly conjunct with Pluto on 14 January 2013. The Sun and Juno are in opposition to retrograde Ceres, at the end of Gemini; this should create a deepening sense that our most important relationship is with Mother Earth.

In the West we have grown up in cultures that do not appreciate the significance of this relationship; we have learned that family, or our immediate loved ones, provide our most important relationships. Without the support and nourishment from the Earth, however, we would not exist at all, nor would any of our other relationships. This may seem so obvious, yet it is a fundamental fact all too easily missed, or taken for granted, in the cultures we have created.

In recent years, global warming and the increasing frequency of natural disasters have, ever so painfully slowly, been reminding us of our total dependence on Mother Earth; she is now shouting at us so loudly, insistently and frequently that we can no longer afford to ignore her. Collectively, we have begun to act on this awareness, although for many this is still motivated by the desire to maintain a lifestyle similar to the one that created the problem. This lifestyle, which has lost any real understanding of our intimate relationship with the Earth, has only truly existed since the Industrial Revolution. Before then, we understood our dependence on Nature; since then, we have learned to exploit Her ever more ruthlessly. It is sobering to visit the home of the Industrial Revolution at Ironbridge in Shropshire, and see how beautifully the bridge now blends into the natural environment. We could learn much by contemplating this.