Positive Action – ‘Dump’ the Milky Way?

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In ‘Pale Blue Dot’, Carl Sagan muses if an alien explorer were to fly by Earth, the first thing it would notice is not signs of urbanization but abundance of methane in the atmosphere or to put it succinctly, ‘bovine flatulence’ – not a flattering assessment of intelligent life on this planet!

This popular video makes a quick case study around that.

 

Can’t be bothered? Then, this hard hitting video can make your cringe and question that.

 

In this simple article, that many can easily relate to, one writer talks from experience on how living without cow’s milk can’t really kill you.

Seriously. If going vegan is a challenge, why not try out milk substitutes for a change?

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Please feel free to share your views on thepositivemedia@gmail.com

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Bhaskar Dutta is a self-help author and IT specialist based in London.

 

The Power of Positive Words EVERYDAY!

TODAY’S TIP: Imbibe the power of affirmations in your day to day speech. Speaking positive statements once a day is great but if you speak negative statements for the rest of the day you cannot have that much luck. Imagine how much success and happiness you can attract by choosing to think and speak only in positive ways all the time. Start with being conscious about what you are thinking and saying and then rephrase your statements and thoughts into positive affirmations whenever you can.

Here are four amazing affirmations, one for each key area of your life. Enjoy saying them several times daily all of this week, and share with others to spread the light!

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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www.thepositivemedia.com

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Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be reached on www.swatiprakash.com

Blessed Blossoms ~ Secrets of Lavender

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A flower that induces sleep with its heady scent, a protection charm since antiquity, the Lavender flower has many healing powers and secrets. It’s known for its rejuvenating properties, replenishing energies of mind & body, is associated with night rituals of Greek Goddess Hecate and planet Mercury that rules Gemini & Virgo.

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In Wiccan Worship, Goddess Hecate is associated with magick, with all things nocturnal, energies, spirits & demons which make themselves felt at night and those from ‘The Other World’. Offer lavender to the Goddess Hecate at your altar or at crossroads, at your doorway or just anoint your spaces with lavender oil to invoke her blessings for yourself and your loved ones for protection from the darker forces, especially on moonless & starless nights.

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According to legends, lavender has potent properties of love and sexuality. Folklore states how Cleopatra used lavender in her luxurious baths to enhance her sexual prowess with royal lovers. In ancient Egypt lavender was also used in the mummification process. It’s also believed that in medieval times (and in some cultures till today) harlots use lavender oil to attract more clients. Maidens on the other hand can use lavender and rosemary together to preserve their chastity and keep unwanted advances away.

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Keep a few sprigs of lavender under your pillow or a sachet perfumed with its fragrance to effortlessly slip into slumber. It keeps bad dreams at bay and also relieves tensions, stress, fears that keep you restless & awake. It soothes the ego which is worry and fear-based, helping you easily unwind and be comfy in your own cocoon.  Use lavender and an amethyst crystal to enhance your psychic ability, get clairvoyant & see prophetic dreams.

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Lavender has many medicinal properties as well. It was used in ancient times by midwives to ease labour pains of the mother. Goddess Hecate who carries a knife is also associated with childbirth, the knife being symbolic of cutting the umbilical cord. Traditional Asian healers use lavender extracts to help menopausal women cool down their livers. It also used by them to balance the “Shen” or the mind, by inducing calming properties, helping the mind to relax and achieve peace through meditation. It also has great antiseptic benefits for cleansing and mending wounds and cuts. Lavender is also a memory enhancer since it calms the mind and helps a person remember things without a filter of anxiety or fear or intrusion.

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Lavender is one of the most widely used flowers in beauty & wellness products, thanks to its unforgettable sweet smell and natural refreshing properties. It was an important trade commodity among the Egyptians and Romans because of its intrinsic goodness. Lavender extracts are used extensively in soaps, bath salts, body butters, shower gels and oils due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It balances oil secretions and is mainly used to soothe acne, relieve a person from dandruff & scalp infections due to unhealthy bacteria. It also boost skin rejuvenation owing to its high antioxidant content, boosts blood circulation and helps a person to relax, which naturally aids in the body’s healing process.

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Lavender is one of the most sought-after gardening plants due to its color & low-maintenance. Its grown extensively in France, infact Provence Lavender is named so because of its acres of lavender fields. The purple hues of these flowers are easy on the eyes and its fragrance is all you need to keep your spaces smelling heavenly. It’s a popular landscaping plant as well as it can stand excess heat & drought too. It also keeps mosquitoes, insects and unwanted pests away.

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Lavender is popular also because of its rustic attractiveness. It used in bridal in bouquets or other wedding décor to enhance the soothing vibe of the space. Infact weddings amidst the natural Lavender fields are very popular in France.  Using lavender in weddings is lucky and also a good remembrance as, it has long-lasting olfactory notes that stay with you, helping you recall memories with fondness. Lavender blossom is for soothing the mind especially when you’re distrustful and unable to sleep. A flower with many magickal properties, just spritz a few drops of its oil on your pillow and listen to secrets of the other world.

Deesha Kriplani is a Freelance Writer & Editor with creative interests in spirituality, food & fashion. Connect with her on https://deeshakriplani.wordpress.com/ 

Positive Movie Review: The Abundance Factor

Would you like to attract more abundance and success right now? Here is one movie that helps you get new perspectives and opens your mind to the amazing energy of abundance.

riley-close-upRiley Dayne had a miraculous recovery from a near-death experience and awakened to find himself searching for the answers of life and how to really live purposefully. He decided that he wanted to travel the world and make a movie and this movie is one way he manifests his purpose. Many bestselling authors such as T. Harv Eker, Margaret Lynch, Dr. Joe Vitale, Bob Proctor, Jairek Robbins, Bruce Lipton, Lewis Howes, John Assaraf, Mindie Kniss and more have been featured in this documentary giving you insights about the true meaning of abundance and tips on how to attract more of it into your current moment.

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Did you know that sending love to three people who have been bothering your mind can actually help you attract more abundance? Could there be some rituals you can do each day to make abundance a habit? How can you program your subconscious mind to attract your intention? How to be in a state of abundance right now regardless of whether or not you have whatever you desire yet? Could you attract tons of success through the simple act of gratitude? Can ‘giving more’ be a practical idea if you think you do not have enough to give?  You will discover the answers that may surprise some of you but when you practice the techniques within a few days you will start seeing amazing changes take place smoothening your course of life.

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http://www.theabundancefactormovie.com

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What Exactly Are They Trying to Say Through These Crop Circles?

Physicist Anthony Gareth Lisi once said, ‘I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.’

Unless you were living under a rock, you would have heard about the mystical drawing also known as a Shri Yantra that appeared on a dry river bed in Oregon back on 10th Aug 1990 in the space of 30 minutes as observed by a military plane. Later, people who claimed that they created it were unable to prove their capabilities in carving these 13 mile long lines.

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In recent history, the subject of crop circles or seemingly spontaneous shapes or patterns on fields and hill sides have led to much study and speculation if not many a sly wink-and-nudge conversation! Researchers seem convinced that most of these are handmade by artists who are inspired by UFO stories of true crop circles observed in the past. These crop circles usually appear overnight and sometimes during during the day. Conspiracy theorists believe the government encourages people to come ahead and falsely claim they make these crop circles themselves in an attempt to debunk any ‘UFO myth’ and cover up the truth.

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Older civilizations on earth have left us symbolic drawings to decipher, although we speak common languages. In Peruvian desert of Nazca lines, drawings of hummingbird and spider have been linked with ancient rituals akin to megalithic observatories like the Stonehenge. Alternatively, as the designs are obvious only from very high above, were they carved by our ancestors wanting to extend an invite to outer space visitors?

 

Yet if extraterrestrials are involved, is it possible they are trying to tell or teach us a thing or two through the common tool of geometry understood by intelligent species, hoping we can crack the code? Come to think of it, geometry is when art meets mathematics and any advanced or evolved race would have integrated abstract or creative thought with logic or reason in their communication métier. For instance, this message was binary coded into a crop art appearing in UK in 2002. Can this simplistic message have another meaning?

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NASA once beamed a binary coded message into space from the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico in 1974, containing information such as our decimal numbers, our DNA’s chemical elements- nucleotides, double helix pattern, a picture of a human, the position of Earth in the solar system and design of the radio telescope used for beaming the message. In 2001, a similar crop design appeared literally stamped on a field near the Chilbolton radio telescope in Hampshire, as if responding to our original message. Take a shot at deciphering that!

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In recent times (METI) Messaging to Extra Terrestrial Intelligence or Active SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) has attempted to communicate with crowd-sourced messages to anyone listening out there. However, this may simply translate to ‘crude rock drawings’ unless we learn to speak the correct language or code and what if that were already available in shape and form of these signs and symbols – all hidden in plain sight?

Think these are elaborate hoaxes, an indication of a simulated reality or true alien art? We would love to hear back from you!

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Bhaskar Dutta is a self-help author and IT specialist based in London.

Life After Death: New Study Attempts Resurrection

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The stories of magical resurrection dating back to thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt are well known to all. Now in a groundbreaking research attempt Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted permission to test whether parts of the central nervous system of 20 ‘clinically dead’ patients can be brought back to life. “This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime,” Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark Inc., told The Telegraph.

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Monthly Full Moon Names and Their Significances

Astrology is not a tool to make fixed prediction but a tool with which we understand the messages from the higher self through the language of symbols called Divination. The Moon in astrology signifies the play of light and dark as it waxes (Shukla Paksha) and wanes (Krishna Paksha) in its approximately 29.5 day period from one full moon to another. For this reason moon is connected with our mind, the conscious and the unconscious as we play out our hopes, fears, emotions and thoughts relaying into the world around us. Full moons or Purnimas indicate full consciousness while partially illuminated moon signifies the subconscious and amavasya or ‘no moon’ signifies the unconscious. This makes the Full Moon a positive symbol of self-awareness.full-moon-595653_960_720

In the ancient times people kept track of time and seasons through the full moons as they heralded the passing of one lunar month. Here are some of the popular names of each full moon across both eastern and western cultures in the northern hemisphere.

MARCH-APRIL: Phalgun Purnima/ Little Spring Moon – Symbolises new beginnings

Also called Worm Moon (as worms appear to fertilize earth) and Lenten Moon (meaning spring), the festivals Holi is connected with this moon falling near Eostra or spring equinox to celebrate new colourful beginnings in the northern hemisphere.

APRIL-MAY: Chaitra Purnima/ Big Spring Moon – Symbolises fertility and action

Also called Egg Moon, Waking Moon and Pink Moon to symbolizes renewed fertility of earth, this moon marks the start of our annual karmic cycle and thus connected with Chitra Gupta or the recordkeeper of our deeds, as well as Hanumana Jayanti as he symbolises positive action.

MAY-JUNE: Vaishakha Purnima/ Summer Moon – Symbolises abundance or fullness

Also called Flower Moon, Mulberry Moon and Milk Moon as it signifies abundance of the fertile earth and the festival of Beltane or light. It is also celebrated as Buddha Purnima as it is the day of enlightenment or full consciousness of Gautama Buddha.

JUNE-JULY: Jyestha Purnima/ Midsummer Moon – Symbolises fun and outdoor activity

Also called Rose Moon, Hot Moon or Strawberry Moon as it relates with the season of summer at its peak. It is celebrated as Jagannatha Purnima as outdoor processions in the name of deities are held as well as Vat Purnima or tree worship.

JULY-AUG: Ashadha Purnima/ Pre-harvest Moon – Symbolises patience and wisdom

Also called Thunder Moon, Berry Moon or Hay Moon as it brings ripening as well as thunder before rain or harvest it is celebrated as Guru Purnima to indicate wisdom and learning or the birthday of Vyasa who authored vedas.

AUGUST-SEP: Shravan Purnima/ Little Harvest Moon – Symbolises receptivity

Also called Cutters Moon, Grain Moon or Lightning Moon as it is time for harvest as well as rainfall in many regions of the northern hemisphere being the time for Lammas or Loaf-mass. It is celebrated as Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan for compassion and brother/ sisterhood.

SEPTEMBER-OCT: Bhadra Purnima/ Harvest Moon – Symbolises gratitude

Also called Corn Moon, Barley Moon or Harvest Moon it is the harvest season in full swing also called Mabon or Thanksgiving moon. It is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti and Madhu Purnima to celebrate giving or generosity.

OCTOBER-NOV: Ashwin Purnima/ Hallows Moon – Symbolises celebration

Also called Fall Moon, Dying Moon and Blood Moon it is the time for Samhain or Hallows tide when summer ends and the dark winter takes over. Ancestors are worshipped around this time of Ashwin. The full moon of this month is celebrated as Kojagiri Purnima when one prays for prosperity to prepare for the coming winter months.

NOVEMBER-DEC: Kartik Purnima/ Hunter’s Moon – Symbolises victory

Called Frost Moon, White Moon and Beaver’s Moon it heralds the time for cold to set in and animals to hibernate away. It is also celebrated as Kartik Purnima to indicate defeat of demons in the darker times ahead.

DECEMBER-JAN: Margshira Purnima/ Winter Moon – Symbolises charity

Also called Long Nights Moon, Bitter Moon and Cold Moon the season of winter is at its peak and nights are longest. This is also the Yule Moon or Evergreen Moon it is the time only evergreen trees have leaves. It is also celebrated as Battisi Purnima when charity is considered good to help each other in the dark season.

JANUARY-FEB: Pausha Purnima/ Hunger Moon – Symbolises survival

Also called Wolf Moon, Ice Moon and Indoor Moon it’s time to stay protected and safe in the dreary season while being celebrated as Shakambhari Purnima named after the goddess of food who is prayed to at this time of less supply.

FEBRUARY-MARCH: Magha Purnima/ Budding Moon – Symbolises hope

Also called Snow Moon, Dry Moon and Bony Moon it is the time when winter is reaching its end and the season of Imbolc or budding of new life again in the dry branches within the snow. It is also the time for Kumbh Mela or spiritual renewal and awakening.

NOTE: In the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed therefore the diagonally opposite celebrations and observations are held, for example the summer moon would be in December and winter moon in May in the southern continents bringing a reversal in the seasonal festivities.

 

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Affirmations to Not Just Think, But Be Positive!

TODAY’S TIP: Thinking about what you want will not attract it to you. It is feeling that you already have whatever you need that will trigger those positive vibrations to manifest your very best. Therefore affirmations are always in the present tense and while saying them the idea is to feel truly content. Speak as if the perfect situation you are focusing upon is already there in your life!

Here are four amazing affirmations, one for each key area of your life. Enjoy saying them several times daily all of this week, and share with others to spread the light!

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

(*)

www.thepositivemedia.com

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Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be reached on www.swatiprakash.com

Triple Your Success with Blue Moon, Red Mars and Mercury Direct!

This is an exciting weekend for three heavenly reasons:

  1. We have an extra full moon for this astronomical season called the Seasonal Blue moon on 21st May (different from the other more popular kind of blue moons when two full moons are observed in the same calendrical month). The blue moons are not usually blue in colour, they only represent rarity connected to the phrase ‘once in a blue moon’.
  2. The moon is near an unusually red Mars (as it is in full opposition to Sun) as well as near to Saturn both being retrograde in the same sign of Scorpio along with the full moon on 21 May.
  3. Finally on 22nd May we have Mercury going direct after its notorious retrograde phase. This is sure to beat away all those ‘Blues’. blue moon

So what does this mean to most of us:

  • Stay Calm and Meditate: The seasonal Blue moon being a rare occurrence (once in approximately three years) indicates a rare opportunity to meditate and create more peace within. As we know full moons or Purnimas are always believed to be auspicious and this one is Buddha Purnima connected with Gautam Buddha’s enlightenment. Full moons represent the fullness of our emotions and intuition. This full seasonal blue moon occurs in the sign of Scorpio (we follow sidereal or Vedic astrology which gives a much more accurate picture in line with astronomical positions). Moon in stinging Scorpio is debilitated and it brings a range of emotions that can hurt sometimes especially in relationships. However you are always in-charge of your inner state. The more you meditate the better you will be able to cope with the high energy of this rare seasonal Blue moon. Try to expect less from others and be more self content by spending time with yourself and nourishing your own needs. Make strong intentions for your well being and betterment.amazing-736884_960_720.jpg
  • Take the Right Action: A retrograde Mars in Scorpio receives full energy from its great friend the Sun to be really bright red and this heralds strong initiatives, being more assertive, more confident, independent and determined even when past energies seem blocking. Mars is also with its friend Saturn and Moon in the same house indicating that decisions will be based on what is right and fair, especially based on past experience.  Try not to display anger especially with the way things have been in the past. Being grounded in the present moment and taking the right action are the key to your success.growth-453479_960_720
  • Focus Better: Mercury coming out of its retrograde phase and going on a straight course brings you more opportunities to plan for journeys. You can also take this opportunity to reach out to more friends around and communicate. Mercury direct also helps you focus better on your finances and making clear choices. Misunderstanding will be cleared up. Your own mental state will be much sharper.crosshair-252871_960_720.jpg

Stay Positive!

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Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be followed on www.amazon.com/author/swatiprakash

 

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