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Friday, 25 May 2018

Sacred Kingfisher - Totem Bird of the Day

Sacred Kingfisher Totem Meaning








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FIRST LIGHT OVER LAKE TUGGERANONG
FIRST LIGHT OVER LAKE TUGGERANONG

“Change has to be hard because you're fighting against inertia.” ― James Thornton


Facetime Live Postponement

A thousand and one apologies ... we were unable to broadcast our anticipated Facebook live program with Matthew James.

Our broadband quality is very erratic, and proved to be too slow at the critical times ... even though it is advertised as superfast fibre ... it is not the case when it comes to providing a reliable service for live broadcasts.

We considered attempting a live broadcast via Iphone but opted for a postponement until a later date so we can broadcast a far more professional show via our studio facilities. So watch this space. Virgin Media you should be ashamed of yourselves for providing such an inconsistent service to your customers. 

"Memory Lane" - 25th May 2017

MUTE SWAN CYGNETS - YARROW PARK
MUTE SWAN CYGNETS - YARROW PARK




Thursday, 24 May 2018

Top Ayurvedic Home Remedies and Practices to Improve Wellbeing

Waking Times: Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that originated in the Indian Vedic culture. It is one of the oldest healing modalities that is still practiced today. Ayurvedic home remedies are very practical for people looking to address anxiety and stress. Moreover, Ayurvedic practices can improve mental clarity, sleep, pain, stiffness, hair, skin, and more....read more>>>...


“Only the forgotten are truly dead.” ― Tess Gerritsen

“Only the forgotten are truly dead.” ― Tess Gerritsen

Family removes Alexa devices after it sends recordings of their private conversations to a stranger

S.O.T.T: A concerned family is speaking out after they claim that their Amazon Alexa device recorded a conversation they were having in their home, and sent it to a random contact who alerted them to the fact that he had heard everything they said.

A homeowner named Danielle, who asked for her last name to remain anonymous, told KIRO 7 that she and her husband were in their house, discussing home improvement projects and hardwood floors when they received an urgent call from one of her husband's employees in Seattle.

"The person on the other line said, 'unplug your Alexa devices right now, you're being hacked,'" Danielle said.

"We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house," she said. "At first, my husband was, like, 'no you didn't!' And the (recipient of the message) said 'You sat there talking about hardwood floors.' And we said, 'oh gosh, you really did hear us.'"
The employee sent the couple the email he had received with the audio files, and Danielle confirmed that it was, in fact, a direct recording of their conversation. She told KIRO 7 that the Amazon Alexa had access to every room in her house because it controlled the heating, lighting and security system in her home....read more>>>...

Gripe of the Day

The Psychic Fame Whore
We thought we'd touch base with a particular gripe of ours. It what we call 'The Psychic Fame Whore'. This terminology is similar to that of the Fame Whore in any other aspect of human society.

But in this instance, it is the 'psychic medium', and we use that title loosely, who has totally forgotten the 'terms of engagement' of being a 'psychic' in the public arena. The primus operandi (Is that the right term?) is 'to serve the general public, especially those who are in need of your guidance and insight.' The 'psychic medium' we refer to only serves themselves and uses the general public for adoration and for popularity. The title is generally used as a fashion statement and the means of being controversial; and for getting the attention they crave. They are generally insecure individuals who need to find some kind of identity they can become; which is generally not really themselves.

The 'Psychic Fame Whore' sets out to become famous, and well known, and stops at nothing to go on all and sundry TV programs to get their face out there. During the few occasions they are on a show which is psychic relevant, their evidence is poor to say the least. Their egos are elevated, and they have become addicted to the apparent life of the TV celebrity. The Psychic Fame Whore has had their first high, and like the heroin addict, they seek that high again. Thus they keep going for the buzz of being the celebrity. Eventually the craving and the addiction will ruin their lives.

They forget that being a 'psychic medium' is not using the title as a fashion statement; nor is it for notoriety and celebrity status. Being a psychic medium is really all about the hard, and often obscure, work that is undertaken helping people to sort out their lives. It should be done behind closed doors. and in privacy. It is not about letting the ego strut itself before the TV screens ...

Sadly there are a number of these individuals out there ... and the mud that is thrown at them has a tendency to stick on the attire of the genuine psychics who use their popularity to get to as many troubled people as they can; that they wouldn't normally be able to without recognition. The psychic who does this, is more often than not humbled by the chance for their face being put out there; they are generally happy to slink back into obscurity ... they do not purposely go to places which are famous areas you go looking for TV work (Hollywood)

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas A. Edison

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas A. Edison

Mindfulness Quotes for the Day


Anthocyanin-rich blueberries improve gut health and reduce chronic inflammation

Natural News: Blueberries have been found to improve gut health and reduce chronic inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins that contain anti-inflammatory properties and may improve the gut microbiota.

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia wanted to determine whether blueberry supplementation would change the gut microbiota, reduce systemic inflammation, and improve insulin resistance. In conducting their study, the research team fed male mice with low-fat, high-fat, or high-fat and blueberry powder diets for eight weeks....read more>>>...

Taking Counsel in a Circle

Daily Om: When we sit in a circle together and share our thoughts and feelings, we participate in a powerful, unifying practice whose origins stem from the very beginning of human time. All early cultures practiced some form of this ritual, which gives each individual in the group a voice, and at the same time reveals the one voice, and the ultimate unity, of the group.

This profound and simple way of talking and listening has experienced a modern rebirth in counseling, social work, and spirituality.

Most circles benefit from the presence of a leader who opens the circle by calling in angels, spirit guides, and ancestors - beings of light who will be present with those taking counsel. The leader may announce a theme for the circle, or one may simply evolve from the unstructured expressions of each participant.

The circle continues for as long as feels right, at which point the leader may summarize what has been said, perhaps leading everyone in a moment of silence before the circle disbands....read more>>>...

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it" - Dorothy M.Neddermeyer

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it" - Dorothy M.Neddermeyer

Sparrow - Totem Bird of the Day

Sparrow Totem Meaning



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ASHNESS BRIDGE
ASHNESS BRIDGE

"Memory Lane" - 24th May 2016

GALAH @ STRANGER POND
GALAH @ STRANGER POND

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

#7 'Mysterious Force' - The Magic Of The Raven

There is a hidden power - a mysterious force - just below the surface of our lives; lurking. Waiting to create, but also awaiting a sign to destroy. This mysterious force is neither good or bad. It is neutral. It is our thoughts that determine whether it presents itself as a vice or a virtue. 

This mysterious force is behind nearly everything that can be deemed profound. Inexplicable. Unexpected. It orchestrates that which is completely life changing. A sudden fork in the road. The unprecedented offer of help. It is this power at work. 

When it occurs we should be eternally grateful for those invisible hands pulling the strings of the fates ... 

The Magic Of The Raven Oracle - copyright Matthew James 2017

“Sometimes, we get a glimpse of our own highest potential” - Matthew James

“Sometimes, we get a glimpse of our own highest potential” - Matthew James

The unmatched health benefits of black seed oil

Natural News: Black seed oil, also known as black cumin, black onion seeds. black coriander, and black caraway, is derived from a small flowering shrub known as Nigella sativa that grows in Southwestern Asia, the Mediterranean, and Africa. This shrub grows tiny black seeds that have been used for remedies for thousands of years, with archaeologists even finding them in King Tut’s tomb which only further signifies their importance. Cleopatra also reportedly used the oil for her beautiful hair and skin and Hippocrates liked using it for digestive issues....read more>>>...

CBD oil: A miracle oil that relieves anxiety without causing a high

Natural News: Anxiety is truly one of the greatest afflictions of our time. Many of the so-called “conveniences” that are supposed to make modern life easier and more enjoyable, including the Internet, social media, emails, WhatsApp, etc., invade our lives, leaving us little time to disconnect and maintain a state of calm. We are left feeling anxious and overwhelmed, on a permanent treadmill to nowhere. For many, this culminates in burnout and anxiety.

Big Pharma’s go-to drugs for anxiety are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Zoloft and Prozac. However, these dangerous drugs cause multiple side effects, and an increasing number of people – including celebrities – are turning to a natural, safe alternative to cope with their anxiety called cannabidiol (CBD) oil...read more>>>...

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.” ― Thomas Pynchon


Cooperation

Daily Om: Cooperation seems simple: working together toward a common goal for the benefit of all involved. But amazingly it can be quite challenging, even when we have so many successful examples all around us. Human society is based upon the concept of cooperation, but finding a balance to ensure the good of all members of society is difficult. In nature, symbiotic relationships form between unlikely allies: a bee and a flower, a bird and a rhinoceros, small fish and sharks.

Yet nature also shows us instances of constant competition in which only the strongest survive. Given the choice, it seems most people would choose the more peaceful path of cooperation. Intellectually, we know that together we can create something greater than what one could do alone, but cooperation still seems to be one of the greatest challenges people face. We don't always agree on how goals can be reached. Our priorities may be different, or our methods, but in the end, cooperation offers the best chance for success.

So how can we learn to cooperate with each other? We can gain greater perspective by trying to understand one another's point of view, perhaps even putting ourselves in their place..read more>>>...

Buddhist Quote for the Day


"Memory Lane" - 23rd May 2016

AUSTRALIAN RAVEN - THE LAKE SHORE

European Magpie - Totem Bird of the Day

European Magpie Totem Meaning




“Sudden revelations vanish just as suddenly.” ― Marty Rubin

“Sudden revelations vanish just as suddenly.” ― Marty Rubin

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FIRST LIGHT ON THE URAMBI HILLS
FIRST LIGHT ON THE URAMBI HILLS

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Rune Sigel

The Rune of \VictorySigel (Sowilo) is the Rune Of Victory. Sigel literally translates to 'the sun' and is thus symbolic of light and victory - 'the triumph of the light over dark'

It is said to be the counter force to cosmic ice, symbolised by the rune Isa. Sigel is therefore the talisman for the force of fire.

Sigel is a powerful ward against the harmful opinions of others, enabling the heart to be focused on its purpose.

Mind Control: It’s All Around You!

New Dawn Magazine: Mind Control. It’s easier than you think! Anybody can do it. Don’t believe me? You don’t think everybody has the power to control hundreds, thousands, even millions of other people’s minds? Then watch this little experiment we’re about to make: I shall now control your mind!

Yes; wherever in the world you are reading this, I hereby order you to think of the Eiffel Tower on a rainy evening being struck by lightning. OK? Thinking about that image? Right… Now try to stop thinking about the Eiffel Tower on a rainy evening being struck by lightning. You can’t? Try harder! Still can’t? Ha! I’ll tell you why: because I am controlling your mind!...read more>>>...

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” ― Kiran Desai

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” ― Kiran Desai

The Power of Citrine

Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits

Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed ...read more>>>...