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Beauty Beyond!

Sumo Waggle Adventure - Lomaas River, Skanland, Norway - by Arild Heitmann (Aurorae, Highly Commended)

Sumo Waggle Adventure – Lomaas River, Skanland, Norway – by Arild Heitmann

Shimmering phenomena in the night sky – and starry sights billions of light years away – take a look at some of the finalists in the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Sunderland Noctilucent Cloud Display - north-east England - by Matt Robinson (Skyscapes, Runner Up)

Sunderland Noctilucent Cloud Display – north-east England – by Matt Robinson (Skyscapes, Runner Up)

April Aurora - Hitra, Sor-Trondelag, Norway - by Kolbein Svensson (Aurorae, Runner Up)

April Aurora – Hitra, Sor-Trondelag, Norway – by Kolbein Svensson (Aurorae, Runner Up)

M33 Core - by Michael van Doorn (Galaxies, Winner)

M33 Core – by Michael van Doorn (Galaxies, Winner)

Interaction - Hemnesberget, Nordland, Norway - by Tommy Eliassen (People and Space, Highly Commended)

Interaction – Hemnesberget, Nordland, Norway – by Tommy Eliassen (People and Space, Highly Commended)

Sunset Peak Star Trail - Lantau Island, Hong Kong - by Chap Him Wong (People and Space, Winner)

Sunset Peak Star Trail – Lantau Island, Hong Kong – by Chap Him Wong (People and Space, Winner)

Orion DT - by David Tolliday (Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer)

Orion DT – by David Tolliday (Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer)

 

Source:  Science & Environment by , BBC News.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34256496

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Trail of Tears Pow Wow…Mother-Daughter Day

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The following photos are from Trail of Tears PowWow

It was cloudy and windy most of the day. Check out the rainbow.

 

Drum Circle

Samantha and I had a great time! I love the authentic Native American Indian dance competitions with contestants in full Native American regalia. Anything and everything Native American is there to buy from vendors; dream catchers, jewelry, pottery, smudge sticks, sweet grass, paintings, books, arts and crafts. I got two dream catchers for my grandkids and dancing bells for Samantha. The bells are really cool. I got my usual, sage for smudging and an arrowhead.

The Pow Wow is held every year at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville, KY. This historic park is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people to “Indian Territory”. It was used as an encampment in 1838 and 1839. This park is the burial site for two Cherokee Chiefs who died during the removal – Fly Smith and Whitepath. This long, cruel relocation has become known as the “Trail Of Tears” and by Native Americans as “The Trail Where They Cried”.

For more photos, check out https://www.facebook.com/Trail-of-Tears-PowWow-178122712257144/timeline/.

 

11 Days of Global Unity Summit…Free Online Event

Summer of Peace

The Summer of Peace has reached the higher octaves of consciousness, with the conclusion of The Subtle Activism Summit, yesterday — following sessions on the science behind prayer and meditation, shamanic practices with 30-year teaching veteran Sandra Ingerman, and other powerful topics.

And not wasting a moment of peacebuilding, TODAY (Friday) begins the 11 Days of Global Unity Summit! September 11-21st. Join us at 9:00am Pacific for Deepak Chopra’s illuminating keynote about the power of group meditation and shifting the collective consciousness!

Then, tomorrow, Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim of the 13 Indigenous Grandmother’s Council and Carole Hart of The Laughing Willow Company will converse about humanity’s interdependence with Mother Earth — and how actions that promote unity contribute to Her protection and care.

Click here to see session descriptions and speaker bios.

Additionally, as part of The Shift Network’s commitment to peace, we have also created the first virtual World Peace Library. The 2015 Summer of Peace programs will eventually become part of this FREE global resource, so please check back here after this year’s event to access this invaluable resource.

Join us in celebrating peace – from the inner to international levels!

Philip Hellmich,
Director of Peace, The Shift Network

Ten Ways To Live A More Spiritual Life

I love this post noted spend time with nature as number 1. Feel the earth below your feet. Watch a sunrise or sunset. Watch the wind blow the leaves around. When I went to the beach to take my dog, I never wore shoes to feel the sand and water on my feet. A very important part of a more spiritual life is to love yourself, no matter what. I know sometimes not so easy to do. We are our own worst enemy of negativity. Be thankful everyday for what you have, no matter how much or how little. Forgive those who have done you wrong. Again not so easy sometimes, depending on the depth of hurt. Be kind to all, people, animals, plants and Mother Earth. Just a smile can change a persons day. Change the negative chatter in your head to positive. This is where affirmations play a big role. I love myself. I am happy. I am one with the universe. We are all connected. All is well!

The Metaphysical Muse

The spiritual journey of life is different for all.  Finding the sacred in the day-to-day will help you to stay on the spiritual path, living the most fruitful and abundant, spiritually-rich life possible.  I like to keep a list of my favorite ways to live a spiritual life someplace where I will see them everyday.  You may like to do the same.  To get you started, here is a list of my ten favorite ways to live a more spiritual life and stay connected to spirit.  There are many ways to live a more spiritual life. You already are more spiritual by having the intention to do so.

#1: Spend time with nature

Whether you take a walk at the park, meditate under a tree, bird watch, plant a garden or invest in more indoor plants, nature attunes the soul to the truth within.  Enjoy the scents and sounds…

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Vedic Astrology versus Western Astrology: The Major Differences

I agree 100% with Julianne when she states, “It’s always good to take a look at things from a different perspective once in a while to shed new light on things.” This is why I love metaphysical science! It covers so many topics, ideals, and perspectives.

Scientists are beginning to recognize that what they have been defining as “cause” is simultaneously “effect”. –http://www.metaphysics-for-life.com/metaphysical-science.html

Through the Peacock's Eyes

Below is an old post, called Vedic Astrology: The Study of Light, that I wrote a few years ago when I first started this blog. I thought I’d re-post it here since I just created a short video explaining the major differences between the two systems. I hope this brings some clarity to those who are curious about and interested in learning astrology:

Vedic Astrology: The Study of Light:

As a Vedic Astrologer, I am often asked what that is, and how it is different from Western Astrology. Vedic Astrology is also known as Jyotisha, the study of light and the heavenly bodies. It is the astronomical and astrological system developed by the sages of ancient India after hundreds of years of studying the stars and planets. It is based on the sidereal zodiac and the movement of the stars. Western Astrology, in contrast, is based on the tropical zodiac and…

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