The word “bliss” is such a soothing word.
It feels both soothing and joyful, like a soak in a warm tub.
I think it's an onomatopoeia — the sound of the word echos its meaning.
The dictionary defines it as “supreme happiness; utter joy and contentment.” There is also a spiritual meaning to the word. To reach spiritual bliss would be dwelling in paradise or attaining nirvana — a place free from pain, worry, and suffering.
Spiritual bliss comes from being totally connected with yourself, your soul, your body, and a higher power (meaning everyone). It is a high experience of life, rich with the subtleties and details that open one up to a quality of life unmatched by the trappings of the material or linear world.
Perhaps it's not possible to experience that in every moment of every day. But I think it is quite possible to configure your life in such a way that you can be on the path to spiritual bliss. And while you are on the path, you can encounter ever-expanding pools of bliss as you learn what constitutes a life of joy and contentment, free from worry and suffering.
I'm not speaking as an expert here.
My life is as full of the trappings of the ego as the next person's. And I must admit that I haven't reached nirvana nor do I enjoy blissful contentment every moment of the day.
But I have put my foot on the path. I have discovered cool pools of bliss along the way, and I continue to find peaceful glades that exist outside of my ego-life when I choose to step out of it.
Shiva is the purifier of the world and destroyer of impurities. He is capable of purifying even the worst energies. This is the reason why all Demons and Gods worship him.
Wherever the Shivalinga is worshipped, it is known to purify and clean the atmosphere there. Even the bad energy in that atmosphere is destroyed. These energies are hot and the dirtier they get, the hotter they become. Now, since these hot energies are constantly passing through Shivalinga, it becomes very hot and hence, constant pouring of water or milk is needed for keeping it cool. When the Shivalinga is cool, it works better towards purification.
Basically our body comprises of 5 elements:- Earth or Prithvi; Water or Jal ; Fire or Agni; Air or Vayu and then Ether or Akasha. There are several chakras that are responsible for regulating the elements inside. However, proper balance of these elements is essential for a healthy mind, body and soul.
Water element = Worldly desires (Regulated by Swadhisthana Chakra)
Earth element = Physical body ( Regulated by Mooladhar Chakra)
Moreover, there is an important chakra at the forehead termed ‘Aagya Chakra’ and this is a place, where 2 nadis i.e. Pingala and Ida meet. This is considered to be a place of Shiva. This is the place where our brain lies and which controls the entire body. You can say that being the main seat of Shiva, Aagya Chakra which is considered to be treasure of pleasure.
In our life which is filled with illness, stress and desires, often the balance of these elements is lost. When water is poured on the Shivalinga, we are actually pouring it on our Aagya Chakra (Shiva’s main seat), wherein the energy starts growing. Owing to this positive movement of energy, there is purification of thinking. Though the water is being poured on a physical level, it is actually being poured at a subtle level. This definitely results in good physical and mental health.
!!! Panic !!! I just discovered that I lost my Hanged Man! How is that possible? 😲
I searched everywhere and I can not find it anywhere. I do not understand how he could have disappeared. What are your thoughts about this? It seems like I'll have to get a new Tarot. It makes me sad, I love this one so much. ↘
XII. The Hanged Man. Suspend this until after Mercury Rx.
✴ The Moon. Past and its mysteries.
• Why? Because it prevents me from starting sthg new.
• What should I focus/work instead? The Hierophant. Transmit what I have learned so far.
XIII. (The Hermit is looking for the missed Hanged Man)
✴Give this more thought during Mercury Rx. The Lovers. Relationships.
• Why is this important? The Chariot. Moving forward. Maybe be open to meet someone.
• What do I do with this after Mercury Rx has passed? Justice. Find balance while being aligned with my values.
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"The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken." -Eckhart Tolle
Platform of the Phnom Penh Royal Railway Station, built 1932.
When trains first arrived in Cambodia, there was no word for them. Thus the word “ayaksmeyana” was invented, combining words that together mean “a vehicle made of metal.”
It is an actual Sagittarius party in sky today and therefore I think it appropriate to lead in with some discussion of the expert marksman, Sagittarius.
Oscar Wilde’s famous quote, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”, denotes his vibe perfectly. Sagittarius is a Centaur; half horse and half man. This blended being symbolizes how to be fully in touch with the animal self; above all, in the enjoyment of the physicality of the body, its needs and rhythms. But note that Sagittarius treats his body like a fine instrument; he is an athlete devoted to the practice of archery. For this practice his animal strength and swiftness, though helpful, will not suffice.
Sagittarius is compelled to aim for something beyond his immediate animal gratifications because of his human characteristics: his reason, his morals, his draw to philosophic and spiritual inquiry.
Sagittarius is at home in the physical world, yet he is ever pursuing greater challenges & and further knowledge. In Sagittarius Season, how is this translating in your life?
Mercury in Sagittarius is SemiSextile to Pluto in Capricorn, indicating a work in progress (though not enough to be particularly evident) to putting ideas into full operation. •
Mercury is also Conjunct with Venus in Sagittarius denoting opportunity aplenty for growth and learning about your partner and/or what you actually need from a partner.
Venus in Sagittarius is, like Mercury, SemiSextile Pluto in Capricorn which, as with Mercury, will point to a situation where you are in the process of perfecting the blueprint of the pillars of what you want your love life to work like.
Finally, the Sun in Sagittarius Squares Chiron in Pisces in a challenge to make your chase a noble one. And not to lose sight of the eternal, plainly knowable truths of humility, good-will and dedication in the process, but rather, to bring them along.
~Art @michelgaubert via @jasoncampbellstudio •
Exotic Black Hole :
This slime was made with 4 different glitter slimes then mixed with a straight glowing red slime. Super clicky, strecky, and You can't see then but there is blue glitter along with other radiant colors. My paycheck just rolled in so I'll be starting my shop soon!