Ice drumming, vitamin D, natural beauties, GravityLight, oregano oil, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – So cool it’s cold! This is a clever and creative use of the environment and fun to watch/listen to…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255943/Listen-Siberian-ice-drummers-use-frozen-Lake-Baikal-incredible-musical-instrument.html?fb_action_ids=10151401065955259&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151401065955259%22%3A153562738124024%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151401065955259%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=[]

# 2 – More on the importance and benefits of vitamin D…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/05/vitamin-d-health-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20130105_DNL_art_1

For more on vitamin D, check out my webpage at All One on the topic and a previous blog posts on 10/5/09, 1/25/10 and 5/13/10.

# 3 – Wow, Mother Nature, you’ve outdone yourself AGAIN!

# 4 – An interesting story about using oregano oil and other natural means instead of antibiotics in animals raised for food. Makes you want to support a company like Bell & Evans for being open to exploring new possibilities…

http://www.naturalnews.com/038594_chickens_oregano_oil_antibiotics.html

# 5  – Yea! More news about an innovative product that will make the world a better place in more ways than one…

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/282006

# 6 – Something to remember…

If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion— but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Cancer full moon, Nature’s beauty, Finland’s education system, rousing music, cultivating acceptance, more on algae, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Gorgeous! The awe-inspiring rising arch of the Milky Way over Chaco Canyon in New Mexico…

# 2 – Ahhh, yes…

# 3 – US public school system, take note…

http://www.upworthy.com/want-to-create-a-great-education-system-just-do-the-opposite-of-what-america-doe?g=2&c=ufb1

# 4 – Som Sabadell’s idea of a flash mob…and beautiful music…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg

# 5 – Accepting what is….

# 6 – Yea! I love to see more ingenious and forward-thinking things like this starting to happen…

http://inhabitat.com/new-urban-algae-system-generates-energy-while-cleaning-sewage-water-in-paris/

(Also see a previous post for more on how they are finding new uses for algae.)

# 7 – Insight into the Cancer full moon by April Elliott Kent of mooncircles.com…

Cancer Full Moon: The Bottom Line, by  · December 25, 2012

Capricorn, the sign that rules business and worldly achievement, is sometimes uncharitably described as cold and pragmatic. Not that all Capricorn people are that way, of course; far from it. At its best, Capricorn is the kindly, sensible patriarch that guides us to achievement and to being our best selves. But each sign has its shadow side, and bottom-line pragmatism is certainly the archetypal province of Capricorn. Think of Scrooge, and of Mr. Potter from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Or the CEO who engineered an acquisition of the company where you work, and promptly discontinued the pension plan, slashed benefits, and fired ten percent of the work force. If a business practice doesn’t improve his bottom line, such a person can’t comprehend how it could possibly contribute to his success.

But the Full Moon in the domestic, nurturing sign of Cancer reminds us that there are all kinds of ways to be successful, and not all of them can be measured with a calculator. Consider my favorite eatery, a small, family-owned restaurant that has been a mainstay of our neighborhood for nearly four decades.

When we moved into our first home together, my husband and I soon joined the legions of enchilada addicts who regularly flocked to the tiny, dingy restaurant down the street. Aside from the extraordinary food, which would keep us coming back no matter what, this is the only restaurant where I’ve ever really felt at home. As long-time regulars, my husband and I are accorded the respect and affection of that status. We walk in the door and are greeted warmly and led to our favorite table; within minutes, our favorite drinks are on the table and our order has been placed for us. When we go there, we feel like family; and based on the number of familiar patrons we recognize each time we visit, we’re part of a fairly large clan.

It is, in short, an institution. In an industry that sees many more failures than successes, it’s no small feat to keep a restaurant open, let alone thriving, into the next generation. I don’t pretend to know how they do it; I only know how I feel when I go there: I feel like a person, not a figure on someone’s balance sheet.

Apparently, so do the staff, who tend to stay for a good long time. Part of what keeps them there, I imagine, are person-friendly business practices. For instance, the restaurant is closed every Sunday. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve found ourselves geared up for a tasty lunch, gotten all the way to their front door, and remembered too late that it was Sunday – el restaurante estaba cerrado. Their doors are also shut each year for the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s. I’m sure there were times, especially early on, when the owner’s bottom line suffered as a result of these decisions. But to him, Sunday and Christmastime are for spending time with family, not for working.

Family, community, and tradition are the soul-nourishing province of Cancer, the essential counterpart to Capricorn’s desire for worldly achievement. Our favorite eatery has succeeded for largely Cancerian reasons: great food, a nurturing atmosphere, great location, and a younger generation that has taken an interest in the family business. We’ve watched the owner’s children grow up, and it was a bit of a shock when, a couple of years ago, they took over the business. We watched warily as they undertook a major remodel, expanding the restaurant and opening an outdoor seating area. We wondered if our favorite waitresses would disappear, or whether the marvelous uncle who cooks our favorite enchiladas would retire along with his brother. Perhaps – horrors! – the kids would even decide to keep the place open on Sundays! Would our beloved haunt still feel like home?

Well, things are a little different there now. The remodeled interior is beautiful, but unbelievably noisy, thanks to stylish concrete floors and high ceilings. Many of the older waitresses have moved on. But the new patio seating area is a dream, our favorite place in the world to sit and have a meal. One of the New Guard has become our all-time favorite waitress, and we still get the same warm attention when we walk through the door. The food is exactly the same – delicious – and you still can’t get it on Sunday, or during the week after Christmas.

A few days ago, drafting my resolutions for the new year, I found myself thinking about this restaurant and about the other businesses I enjoy patronizing. They all have a couple of things in common. First, they shared a warm, welcoming spirit that makes me feel appreciated. And second, every one of them is wildly successful by standards that would impress even the flintiest Capricorn. They include a hairdresser who is booked a month in advance; a mechanic who is so busy he had to rent a new building last year, an astrologer so brilliant and empathetic that he has a two-year waiting list for readings. They – and the Full Moon in Cancer – remind us that whatever we hope to achieve in the New Year, we will find our best and fullest success by treating the people around us with tenderness and nurturing. That’s thereal bottom line – and if we protect that, then the balance sheet will take care of itself.

© April Elliott Kent

And here’s Astrograph’s (www.astrograph.com) take on the current astrological happenings…

With Friday’s Full Moon we reach an important stage in this pivotal end-of-year period. This is an especially significant moment in time, one week after the 2012 Day and just a few days before the New Year, Monday the 31st at midnight, and featuring the perfection of the SaturnPluto sextile that has come along in this Winter 2012 time frame to add its weight to the on-going cycle of Uranus and Pluto. Massive transformation is the theme, as current events continue to call to our attention, and as our own instincts also reveal when we take the opportunity to tune in – as Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter puts it, to “close our eyes to see.” And the individual and societal mandate for change that we so poignantly feel actually represents our own best interest. We must, in the final analysis, allow to drop away whichever of our dysfunctional behaviors that we can identify as no longer serving our real needs.

There is in fact an enormous focus on Pluto in Friday’s chart, and as the year turns over. At the moment of the Full Moon, the Sun conjuncts Pluto within a mere two degrees, while the Moon opposes; Jupiter in Gemini makes an exact quincunx to the midpoint of Sunand PlutoSaturn in Scorpio remains in mutual reception to Pluto and also in extremely close sextile, exact within a few minutes of a degree, thus greatly emphasizing both of these powerful planetary energies for change. Pluto in the social sign of Capricorn presages the radical transformation of cultural structures. Saturnbrings hardship and lessons to whatever sign it occupies. In Scorpio, the lessons are all about emotional connection with others around us, and within ourselves as well. Being in closer touch with ourselves at the deepest possible level is one way of conceptualizing the cultural shift that we are in the midst of now, and through to the end of the decade. When we witness the tragedy of schoolhouse assassins failing to get the emotional help that they need it speaks to all of us. And when we see social services potentially curtailed, placing the most vulnerable among us at greater risk, in order to keep the wealthiest in better financial health, it forces us to pause and consider priorities.

The Full Moon opposition from the nurturing sign of Cancer versus the Capricorn Sun brings issues of private and public, self and other, directly to our inner dialog. Jupiter, planetary archetype of spiritual faith and fundamental optimism in our choices, is also a particularly dominant factor right now. We as a society are looking ahead to the future, and attempting to discern where we are headed. And yet the social organism is nothing more than the sum of individuals. Each one of us has the emblematic power to make the choices that as a society we will live with for years and perhaps for decades to come, and the sustaining power of Spirit is working along with us to guide us through.

At the time of this Full Moon, the Moon in Cancer makes a Grand Trine in Water with Saturn in Scorpio and withChiron in Pisces so that our emotions are easily aroused and deeply motivated. Also, the Sabian Symbol forPluto‘s degree in Capricorn speaks of unfamiliar energies that we need to explore: “An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.” Indeed, through this Full Moon, we are getting in closer touch with our orphaned animal nature, our instinctual side. We are probing for answers to our collective dilemma where we must: on the inside. As we come though the transformationally oriented end of a potent year, we do well to remember that we have within us, by a simple shift in attitude, the ability to change and improve our world.

# 8 – And some input from Abraham…

“Metabolism is vibrational response to your moment in time. Metabolism is the way the Energy is moving through your body. And so, everything is in response to the way you feel — everything is. Everything is mind over matter. Every disease is mental first. Everything is about thought. Everything is about vibration. Everything is about the way you feel. Practice scenarios that feel good—and never mind reality. Reality is only a brief moment in time that you keep repeating.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Merry Heart-felt Tips to YOU!!


Regardless of your religious persuasion or spiritual inclinations, I hope you enjoy this Christmas blog post and the feel-good gifts/tips it holds from my heart to yours!

# 1 – Oh Mother Nature, you continue to bless us. Can you say winter wonderland? 

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# 2 – Here’s one of the most recent Notes From the Universe that arrived in my inbox…

Haven’t all the years you’ve spent being Santa Claus, Zirah, been more fun than all the years you spent waiting for Santa Claus?

And not just for the joy you’ve helped place on your favorite faces, but for your ability to act instead of wait. Acting makes the suspense bearable. It gives you a starring role. Time passes more quickly. And best of all, it makes possible your dance with life as you network and mingle with other dancers.

And so it is in all things, Zirah, especially those dreams that have placed their trust in you… act, don’t wait.

Happy Hallelujah, Santa Claus!
The Universe

# 3 – Grab your hankies and get ready for some happy tears!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/pictures-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity

# 4 – Oh wow, Christmas in Old Town Quebec City….like something out of a story book or fairy tale…

# 5 – The Gayatri Mantra Around the World, with Deva Premal….the perfect antidote for any holiday stress you may be feeling…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlUsoWmso9U&feature=youtu.be

# 6 – An inspiring article about 10 random acts of kindness (be sure to watch the video related to the “puppy love” one!)…

http://www.care2.com/causes/10-random-acts-of-kindness.html

# 7 – A lovely post by a lovely lady about love (what else ?!) and the true spirit of Christmas…

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/christmas-love/

# 8 – An uplifting story about  something rare. A sign of what’s possible and things to come in the new year?

 http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/48944/in+rare+natural+event+mother+right+whale+adopts+orphaned+calf/

# 9 – And stimulating questions from…..Puppetji! Sure to bring a smile to your face…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyLerX7l6x4&feature=share

Wishing you an inspired and inspiring day,  Zirah

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Astrology update, Plan Peace, kitty love, an edible park, penguins on parade, Brain Power tips, and The Work!! Dig in!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – A short, inspiring video and upcoming 12-21-12 global event sponsored by planpeace.org…

The video mentions needing to purify the waters of the planet. FYI, one way to contribute to the re-balancing and harmonizing of the water system where you live is to use Vibes Up personal care products, like their liquid soap, facial cleanser, shampoo, and conditioner. When you rinse after using these products, the water that goes down the drain helps balance, enliven and re-harmonize the water it feeds into. Neat, huh? You can check out a previous post on 3/17/12 for more on Vibes Up and their innovative products. Love them!

 # 2- Even kitties know love is the answer and the exponential effect of “wherever two or more are gathered…” 

# 3 – An inspiring story of  an edible park in Irvine, CA. Wonder what it would take to get this kind of thing going all across the country?

http://www.naturalnews.com/038232_edible_park_food_independence_Irvine.html

# 4 – And for all you animal and nature lovers out there, a sweet video that’s like a mini version of March of the Penguins…

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=SkY03n0_sD8&vq=medium

# 5 – If you act fast you will be able to catch the recap presentation today Jim Kwik is offering of his Brain Power series…

He will be doing a Cliff Notes/condensed version of all the tips presented in the series; supposedly there will be 60 tips in 60 minutes. Yea! Love the time saving aspect of this.

http://superheroyou.com/summit/webinar/

# 6 – A quick astrology update for the week from Chris Flisher…

Week of December 10th, 2012: Re-thinking; roller coaster

The Moon joins the Sun and then later with Pluto this week for an emotional roller coaster ride. Of course that means they also square Uranus, which we know brings about the unexpected. As we struggle to adapt and evolve what do these difficult transits mean? How do they impose themselves on your personal chart? What house is being affected? In the United States we may be faced with foundational changes that force us to re-think our strategy going forward. Are we going forward and if so, at what cost? As is clearly evident in astrology, the forward path is often filled with troubling events that shake us into attention. But this is exactly how things get done. If we are constantly distracted by outside events we will not move forward.

How does this work for you?……see video  for extended forecast for planet. 

# 7 – Ah, got to love Byron Katie and The Work…

“When they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your Work is done.”–Byron Katie

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Amazing superpark, the future is glass, 12-12-12, pet the cat, impressive panoramas, increase your brain power, and Abraham on 2012


PICKS FOR TODAY:

Wow, I got sooo excited when I read this article. Too bad the US didn’t take the billions spent on election ads and apply it towards something like this…

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/big-city/86746/singapore-superpark-brings-green-technologies-and-biological-diversity-city

And here’s something else futuristic that’s pretty amazing. I’ve always loved using Corning Visions glass cookware and was wondering why it’s gotten so hard to find over the last 10-15 years. Maybe it’s because Corning has been putting their time and effort into this? Looks like stuff from some of those sci-fi movies is now close to being reality…

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38&vq=medium

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before,…

but the World Puja Network is sponsoring a 12-12-12 World Meditation & Planetary Transmission event, with Maureen Moss, Neale Donald Walsch, Rikka Zimmerman and others. You can sign up at www.worldpuja.org.

# 2 – A tip that came by way of Evolution Ezine…

Here’s a website that allows you to travel around the world, experiencing the amazing Halong Bay in Vietnam, Paris at night, the breathtaking Angel Falls in Venezuela, and many more of the most beautiful places in the world. The site is a non-commercial project run by a group of Russian photographers that create high resolution 3-D aerial 360 degrees panoramas.

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=M_f37&m=Ir9kpJpF4yBn91&b=j1wDVtLwEcAep.dntmu51w

TIP: For a great experience, select full screen and auto-rotate, select some of their free music, hide the controls, sit back and enjoy :)

# 3 – Another good blog post from The Wealthy Spirit‘s Chellie Campbell that’s titled Pet the Cat that’s about much more than “the cat”…

http://chellie.com/blog/?p=5156

# 4 – An insightful video clip from Abraham about whether 2012 is The Awakening…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4PCBSDg5lQ&feature=youtu.be

# 5 – Anyone interested in a Brainpower for Success Summit starting 11/12, with Deepak Chopra, Ray Kurziweil and others?

You can sign up at www.superheroyou.com/summit.

# 6 – Short and sweet from Abraham…

“Find something to feel good about and get out of the way, and allow the cells to receive what they’ve been asking for. That is the key to healing.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!