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I found a lovely poem by Edith Södergran, and a video with music to accompany the longing in the words.

“The Land which is not” Poem by Edith Södergran

I long for the land that is not,
for everything that is,
I am weary of wanting.
The moon speaks to me in silvern runes
about the land that is not.

The land where all our wishes
become wondrously fulfilled,
The land where all our fetters fall,
the land where we cool our wounded forehead
in the dew of the moon.

My life was a burning illusion,
But one thing I have found
and one thing I have really won
The road to the land that is not.

In the land that is not
my beloved walks with a glittering crown.
Who is my beloved?
The night is dark and the stars quiver in reply.
Who is my beloved?
What is his name?

The heavens arch higher and higher
and a human child is drowned in the endless fogs
and knows no reply.
But a human child is nothing but certainty,
and it stretches its arms higher than all heavens.

And there comes a reply:
I am the one you love
and will always love you.

Music in video: Manuel de Falla, “Nana”

This is a very good post that touches on all the critical things a relationship requires to grow and be fulfilling. Tell me if you have something to add? Do you agree with these things? -A.

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So you’ve been thinking a lot about your relationship recently … or perhaps the topic has been lurking in the back of your mind.

“How great is my relationship compatibility,” you might ask on a deep secret level, “… am I wasting my time and squandering my effort?”

This subject might echo through the caverns of your soul and stir up feelings of dread, fear, guilt, but also potentially excitement, intrigue, and curiosity. After all, our Soul is always seeking the path of expansion whether we like it or not, and although it can be catastrophic to end a relationship that is not compatible with our needs, there is always an underlying sensation of relief, freedom, and even bliss.

Have you ever thought much about your relationship compatibility before? Have you ever wondered whether your relationship is really worth keeping – or not worth the effort? Keep reading.

Read more here: Relationship Compatibility: 10 Crucial Clues You’ve Found “The One” ⋆ LonerWolf

I received this via an email on May 12th because I subscribe to updates; however, I just now have truly read this message. It’s a good one. Take what works for you, leave the rest…as with all things. Love, A.

The Fifth Perspective: Transcending Space and Time

Entering into higher dimensions of consciousness requires a fundamental shift in perceived time and space.

This is a crucial shift in perception that we wish to address using a theoretical perspective and a practical technique, which includes the use of a sound meditation we have created for this purpose.

The Theory

There are many ways to view higher dimensions. What we wish to share is a basic schematic of how we view dimensions and the challenges you face as you transit into higher dimensional reality.

Your embodied biological reality (i.e., your physical body) is anchored in the third and fourth dimensions of consciousness as we view it.

You are quite familiar with the third dimensionality of your world. Your nervous system is keenly tuned to this reality. Your brain/mind/body complex is synchronized to the physical reality of your world. Your very biological survival depends upon your navigation of the space around you. Furthermore your body, mind and consciousness are anchored in your perception of time.

Your higher dimensional levels of consciousness, however, are not bound by these constraints. They are free of spatial and time-oriented restrictions. This is due to the fact that your higher dimensional bodies have no mass or physicality and are thus unaffected by gravitational fields.

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Took a trip to the Fullerton Arboretum with a friend in June, and a lot was in bloom! I was a happy girl! This is Passiflora incarnata, or more commonly, purple passionflower. It really looks like a flower from another planet! I love it! :)

I got lucky and managed to get a bee collecting pollen, too. Yay!

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Top photo saturated for enhanced color and cropped. Below is a full shot, unedited. Both photos taken with my Samsung Galaxy S5.

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See more photos from this challenge here.

Aphrodite:

Found this fantastic post and blog through another wonderful blogger I follow…Yogaleigh over at Not Just Sassy on the Inside. Thanks both!

Originally posted on Sophia's Children:

Mary Magdalene, by Leonardo DaVinci. Public domain image. Mary Magdalene, by Leonardo DaVinci. Public domain image.

July 22 is the historical feast day of St. Mary of Magdala, so it’s very fitting to share this updated post from the early days of Sophia’s Children.

Not that we need confine such celebrations and honorings to one day. After all, Wisdom is timeless, yes?

Who was Mary Magdalene, really?

And why is this question important at all given that we’re talking about a woman who lived 2,000 years ago, and about whom we have only slender references?

For quite a few years now, Mary Magdalene has been re-emerging strongly (along with Lilith and other feisty Divine Feminine exiles), and that’s usually a clue to pay attention to what’s arising since Life restores bits of Wisdom when the timing is vital to Life.

Such questions seem to arise in force when the answer is important to the times, it seems.

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An overpass to nowhere.
How fittingly perfect.

This photo challenge asked us to use the colors of the rainbow (ROYGBIV). I used a filter from Pixlr software (freeware).

let it open…

Aphrodite:

So true…

Originally posted on Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean:

let it open...

Never tell a closed heart it must be more open; it will shut more tightly to protect itself, feeling your resistance. A heart unfurls only when conditions are right; your demand for openness invites closure. This is the supreme intelligence of the heart.

~ Jeff Foster

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Why did she abandon you?

Was it because she didn’t love you?
Does she even know what love is?

Was it an act of nature?
Did even the gods conspire against you?

Was it a cruel trick of fate…
which neither men nor gods can understand?

Why was it that you were ordained to die a slow death,
wishing for it to come quickly?

Or did you? Maybe you just existed,
and none of this even happened to you.

Maybe it only happened to me,
because I was your witness…

who gave you release, 
along with a piece of my self, too.

~A.

I wrote this after I had discovered that a mama hummingbird had abandoned her chicks. Chicks that I watched her sit on and hatch. Chicks that I watched her keep warm and feed.

Then one day it occurred to me that I had not seen her flying in and around the nest lately. I went to look in on the chicks. One of them was dead. The older, stronger of the two was still alive, barely. The poor thing was nearly dead. My heart wrenched. What happened? Why did she abandon them?

It troubled me. I had to revisit my own judgments and resentments about my own mother, who…although she was physically present, had abandoned us children emotionally. She went through the motions of doing the things a mother does, like feeding us, bathing us, making sure we had clothes and did our homework. But she was an empty shell.

Granted, this is not as bad as some have had it, and not as good as others have had it. All issues are personal and cannot be compared. I suppose not having a “real” mother is why I gravitated to the Divine Mother in her many manifestations. I need to have the hope that there is love and acceptance for me, not matter what I do. That there is a Mother there with open and loving arms, always and eternally.

Anyway, back to the baby birds. I had to do what I thought was the most humane thing I could do. I had to end the life of the last chick. It was difficult and I cried, but I felt some relief that it was not suffering any longer.

I don’t blame my own mother for anything anymore. We experience things and learn. We grow. And hopefully, we become better than we were because of it.

I found this prayer and really like it as a simple way of affirming my dedication to the Divine Mother’s cause, that she may use me in her plan in whatever way appropriate.

Holy Mother

Holy Mother by Matylda Biedron

 My Queen, My Mother,
I offer myself entirely to thee.
And to show my devotion to thee,
I offer thee this day,
my eyes, my ears, my mouth,
my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother,
as I am thine own,
keep me, guard me
as thy property and possession.
Amen.

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What can I say? I have a thing for starfish, sparkly shiny things, magical things, pretty things. I’m pretty much a Libra that way.

Like these shoes for instance! I think there are even snowflakes on these shoes…but snowflakes are magical, right? No two alike…and that is truly magical.

However, I’ll choose to see some starfish here. It fits perfectly with my archetype of the Venusian love goddess, Aphrodite. This would be fantastic paired with a dress in aqua, teal, and shades of blue… :)

Thanks for visiting! A.

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