"Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth."- Rumi (via lazyyogi)
Awakening the Feminine Fire
Awakening the Feminine Fire
"The alchemical bird being a phoenix, is a further indication how the spark of the mysteries, once lit, is passed on. For the original fire, even if largely smothered, banked up by its own ash so that it hardly gives out further light or heat or living flame, can bust forth again. Any ember from that source of inner fire can be fanned by those who know and care, into a new manifestation of the phoenix-which will rise in a blaze of wonder and glory as powerful as ever it was when first hatched, induced, and evoked."
- Chic Cicero - The Golden Dawn Journal, Book 3
"I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone."- Charles de Lint (via united-spirit)
Female Figure, from Ma’mariya, Egypt
Created circa 3500 B.C.E., Brooklyn Museum
This 5,000-year-old terra-cotta figure was re-discovered in an Egyptian burial site in 1907. No one knows who or what she is – a goddess, a bird, a dancer, all three – ?
"I am the taste of pure water and the radiance of the sun and moon. I am the sacred word and the sound heard in the air, and the courage of human beings. I am the sweet fragrance in the earth and the radiance of fire; I am the life in every creature and the striving of the spiritual aspirant"- Bhagavad Gita
"- Eknath Easwaran’s preface to The Bhagavad Gita
The thread through Krishna ‘s teaching, the essence of the Gita, can be given in one word: renunciation….When the Gita promises “freedom from renunciation,” the impression most of us get is that we are bring asked to give up everything we want out of life…Who wants that kind of freedom?
But this is not what the Gita means. It does not even enjoin material renunciation, although it certainly encourages simplicity. Always, its emphasis is on the mind. It teaches that we become free by giving up not material things but selfish attachment to material things—and, more important, to people. It asks us to renounce not the enjoyment at life but the clinging to selfish enjoyment at whatever cost to others. It pleads, in a word, for renunciation of selfishness in thought, word, and action—a theme that is common to all mystics, Western and Eastern alike."
There is a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY SOPHIA LOREN! | September 20, 1934