Every man must decide whether
he will walk in the light of
creative altruism or in the
darkness of destructive
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There's a reason we refer to "leaps of faith" - because the decision to consent to any notion of divinity is a mighty jump from the rational over to the unknowable, and I don't care how diligently scholars of every religion will try to sit you down with their stacks of books and prove to you through scripture that their faith is indeed rational; it isn't.
If faith were rational, it wouldn't be - by definition - faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy."
— Elizabeth Gilbert
"Zen masters say you cannot see
your reflection in running water,
only in still water."
-- Elizabeth Gilbert
Kielnhofer, Manfred (1967-)Water reflection
The Austrian photographer Manfred Kielnhofer develops a new sort of act photographs. Therefore he builds a water plate in his studio, where he can take photos of models sitting or lying likely on a mirror. Kielnhofer is working with the camera like a sculptor. With the human body shapes he creates sculptures in the endless universum.
(the rest are nature shots from the internet)
When I have to surrender anything, I surrender it to her...
I also wake up to the Devi Prayer song (full song bellow as a youtube video).
If you journey with the music you will see that it is the most beautiful invitation to love.
“This first full Moon of 2012 highlights the opposition between the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer, and speaks to the nurturing, creating and protecting aspects of life and society. It brings up the archetypal powers of mother and father, the issues of nurturing and protecting, and impacts our emotional body as well as our social body. The energies of family and state begin our new year, the structures that bind us together….”
“This Cancer full Moon asks us to look at what is happening to our world and nurture a new way of being in ourselves and in our world. To do that, we have to discern when to literally help, when to offer advice, when to stand silent and be a witness to new ideas and growth without entangling ourselves where we are not needed. A good mother gives what is necessary for her child’s growth and consciousness, and sometimes this entails “not giving’ them what they think they need. ”“When your own mother, or your inner mother, cannot give you the love you deserve and need, turn to the Goddess, for she is the Great Mother of us all. And don’t forget to be grateful for her love.”
“…This is the promise of the Cancer full Moon — to nurture the new Light being born within you and to learn how to bring it into the world for our communal benefit later this year.”
for more: FULL MOON
Xochitl Ashe lives between USA, Mexico and Brazil.
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