Rainbows and Sunshine and Dragons, Oh My! :D

It’s been a bit on the gloomy side here lately since Christmas (we were totally ripped off from getting to see the only full moon on Christmas for the next 19 years – thanks to the heavy-duty air pollution we frequently get around here!).

So after a break in the rain we’ve been practically floating in for the past two days, I go outside and see a RAINBOW!!! Woo-Hoo!!  So I whipped out my trusty phone, (noticed that the time was 12:33p when I turned it on to take these) and knocked out a few pics:

Ooo, aaah! Pretty, huh?

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Then I noticed this bull…

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After about a minute, I noticed that the bull had morphed into a dragon!

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(kinda looks like the rainbow is either defining the side of its wings, or trying to lop off its tail :D)

Then I grabbed my laundry and headed off.

So that was yesterday.  Afterwards, I grabbed my handy, dandy “Pocket Guide o Spirit Animals” by Dr. Steven Farmer and looked up what bulls and dragons meant (Looking up spirit animals is sorta, kinda like the Chinese Zodiac you see on placemats in restaurants, but a bit more in-depth.  Instead of one static animal you’re associated with by way of birth year, all kinds of animals can pop up in dreams, nature, symbols, etc):

Among the highlights:

BULL – “…allow yourself to indulge in any creative projects you’ve been considering.  Your life is headed for an upturn cycle, so welcome it and enjoy it.  This is a very prosperous time for you…”

DRAGON – “Do more of the kinds of activities that bring passion into your life…You’re entering into a period of considerable prosperity.  Spend some time regularly in meditation…and you’ll receive some valuable insights and inspiration…”

This is pretty interesting, considering that I recently have been mulling over trying to slog my way through several more years of college to get a 4-year degree (after the 21 years it’s taken me to get my 2-year!) Or seeing what kind of minimum-wage receptionist job I can get, or instead, focusing more on my writing (sci-fi/fantasy) and art (right now I’m into crystal, metal & resin sculptures aka “orgonite”)  My husband is very supportive of being a patron for my art and thinks I should do that, but I was waffling between being “practical” and some mis-placed guilt over doing something I love that didn’t fit conventional definitions of being “productive” and wanting to do what I love.  I couldn’t choose and was feeling very, very clogged up (pretty much like a backed up toilet – I had way too much garbage getting in the way of the flow :D)

The way things are going lately, it seems the universe is steering me down the ‘road less traveled’ and it’s shaping up to be one heckuva ride!

Awesome! 😀

Indigo Dreams: Awesome Music/Nature Sounds for Meditation for kids (and mama too!)

Recently I’ve been getting into meditation.

If you asked me, even a year ago, to try meditating, I’d have given you a big ol’ eyeroll and heavy sigh.  “Meditation? BO-RING!!!”  But some time around September 2015, along with a great many other people’s uptick in interest of various things metaphysical, I decided to give it a shot.

Well, compared to past attempts at it, I was a little better at sitting still, but my mind was still a bit of a racecourse for speeding gerbils.  Not very relaxing, though I tried.  I really wanted in on the various global meditations for world peace that were going on – we sure could use a bit more of that stuff, am-I-right-or-am-I-right?

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Then another mama online mentioned that an MP3 album on Amazon – “Indigo Dreams: Rainforest Relaxation” (right now it’s free to listen to for Prime members) was great for helping her kids relax and get to sleep!  Wild horses couldn’t have stopped me from test-driving that one! 😀   Being a good mama, of course I tried it out on myself and decided to see how it went for relaxing me during a try at meditation.

Wow, yeah! It was certainly relaxing!  In fact, it was SO relaxing, I was able to have myself a little mama nap! 😀 (I love those!)

So I started having little meditation sessions with the kids – Z was bored and wandered off, but H took to it like a duck to water.  I noticed that she seemed to have better control of her temper afterwards too!

So have I tried it on them at bedtime?  Not yet, actually.  I can’t let them have the kindle (tablet) in their room at night, they’d just start playing Minecraft, lol!  And it’s a bit of a bother to transfer it from the computer to their MP3 player, but I guess I gotta get of my butt and get that done, huh?  I’ll update after I’ve done that and seen how well it zonks out the kids. 😀

Global/World Peace Group Meditation/Prayer/Positive Intention Events

Considering the tragedy that has befallen France, I thought it might be a good idea to post all the current Global/World Peace group meditations/prayers/positive intentions events that I currently know of.  If you know of others, please add those in comments, or send them to me in an ask and I’ll post them, thanks! <3

Keep in mind that these may be scheduled for different time zones than yours, so you might want to google a time zone converter to find the time in your zone that the meditation/prayers/positive intentions will be.

Also, you may have different beliefs, but joining in with others for global positive thought/intention/meditation/prayer events can be only beneficial for us all, and especially for those suffering in Europe, so please spread the word.

To France, Europe and the World: May we all be better able to see our commonalities, rather than our differences. May we pour out Love and Light to all, so that all may live in peace. May we all be surrounded and embraced by kindness, respect and love, and may we actively express that everyday to those around us. <3

World/Global Meditations/Prayer Events:

Here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/883738921707885/

Here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1594726840795839/

Here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1572065406367796/

and Here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1523593674628244/

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