Ocean-Awareness

A wave is ocean, and when it rises up, it is given the name “wave.” When it is given this name, it is like it has an independent existence. It seems to roll along the surface, which is all water—water flowing in water—and this we call a life. Then it subsides and this is called death. Nothing happened to the water. It is just a spontaneous movement, but because of the name and the form, it appears as a separate existence. All the while it is only the play of water rising, flowing, subsiding—no story. Mind makes the story by creating an illusory identity. In true understanding, it is all one. When the identity rises up, we call it life. When it subsides, we call it death. But really, if you look from the perspective of the pure Self, there is no such thing as an autonomous, independent existence. All actions are the actions of the ocean.
—  Mooji

In an attempt to make a different for a good cause, we have come up with a simple and cost effective solution. Our solution is to carpool to school. Carpooling is when many people, usually friends, drive together to a certain place, reducing the amount of cars and oil being used. In our situation, we have chosen to spread awareness of our cause and solution, and we intend to tell people about our carpool and let them pair up together. Did you know that each day in Barcelona about 228.314 cars go around the city. If you don’t want to do it for the animals do it for the next generation, don’t make them suffer because of our mistakes.

The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep down you IS the Whole Universe. And It’s doing your living organism and all its behavior;  it’s expressing it as a singer sings a song.“ 

"You are something that the Whole Universe is doing, in the same way that a wave is something that the Whole Ocean is doing.”


“Because, you see, underneath the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there is another self more really Us than I. And if you become aware of that unknown self — the more you become aware of it – the more you realize that it is inseparably connected with everything else that there is.”


“You are the eternal thing that comes and goes – that appears now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith, now as Betty Brown– and so it goes, forever and ever.”


“That vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes – you look and look and look – one day you are going to wake up and say, “Why, that’s me!” And in knowing that, you know that you never die.

—  Alan Watts

What do you say to a cutter?
Someone who trusts you enough to tell you
About the scars on their skin
While tears drop down their chin

What do you say to a cutter?
I don’t want to lie
Don’t want to say it’ll be fine
When I actually want to die

What do you say to a cutter?
A soul who spent the day in bed
Got up at four, just to go back
Into their violent head

What do you say to a cutter?
Because the words pass to fast
They stumble, stutter
They want to be left to rest

What do you say to a cutter?
Who exists an ocean away
And you’re aware you’re too far
To keep their demons at bay

I am sorry I have nothing nice to say.

—  @evernight22
Don’t Leave (Jake x MC)

Title: Don’t leave

Pairing: Jake x MC

Word Count: 1,477

Universe: Endless Summer

Prompt: “Not all who wander are lost” –J.R.R TOLKIEN

 

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Oh hey look, I’m back. I promised myself to not write again but I couldn’t help it, seeing all the works of other amazing authors inspired me to write again. And gaaaah—God help me, this prompt is just my favorite! Thank you @hollyashton for hosting this!!!

 

P.S I apologize in advance for any grammatical errors and misspellings. However, I’m open with any advice with regards of my writing, so don’t be shy and correct my mistakes :) Enjoy ~



 

Originally posted by enjoy-the-life-baby



Still stuck in La Huerta, Jake was giving MC the cold shoulder so she finally decided to confront Jake about what she really feels about him. She misses their casual banter and how they discreetly flirt with each other.

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Dianakko~ Sick Of Losing Soulmates

Part 6/???

Story so far: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(5.5)(6)(7)

Summary: In a world where you can find out who your soul mate is with their final breath, it is reasonable why Diana grew up to be who she is now. (Soulmate Au- where they are words of soulmate’s is on your skin of when you first meet them or your last)

Chapter 6~ Hearts

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I Am the Earth.
I Am Sacred.
I Am the Beauty of every Flower and the Majesty of every Mountain.
I Am the River of Truth that Flows through the Soul.
I Am the Ocean of Awareness that dwells in the Mind.
I Am the Sea of Trans-formation that washes over the Body.
I Am You and You are Me.
I Am the Earth.

Pleasure and pain lost their sway over me. I was free from desire and fear. I found myself full, needing nothing. I saw that in the ocean of pure awareness, on the surface of the universal consciousness, the numberless waves of the phenomenal worlds arise and subside beginninglessly and endlessly. As consciousness, they are all me. As events they are all mine. There is a mysterious power that looks after them. That power is awareness, Self, Life, God, whatever name you give it. It is the foundation, the ultimate support of all that is, just like gold is the basis for all gold jewellery. And it is so intimately ours! Abstract the name and shape from the jewellery and the gold becomes obvious. Be free of name and form and of the desires and fears they create, then what remains?
—  Nisargadatta Maharaj

the mutable signs are changeable and complex personalities who are many in one, although it seems to manifest in different ways, kind of becoming more fluid and seamless as the cycle progresses. gemini is many people, an every day different personality multiple. all humans have many fragments within them, indwelling “roommates” who insert thoughts and give mental dialogue and contradict each other. This is the bell of the mind and the constant chatter. but its like the dissociation between these voices or “roommates” is dissolute in gemini. every voice or opinion makes an appearance in the geminis expression and belief/value system. this is uncontrollable. it doesn’t matter whether he has a professional meeting or whatever; if the clown wants to show it’s face, gemini will take on the witty comic for the day. and this may be much to his dismay. virgo seems to have more control over these fragments, and his many selves are as fragmented and refined as his file cabinet mind. virgo’s multiplicity is most evident through his universal talent and intellectual/communicative adaptability. virgo keeps “appropriate” selves hidden from the world and intends to show his finest face. so when he becomes distressed, agitated or confused, he disappears from the world so the shadow side can cope. there is a side of virgo the world will never see. and he makes sure of this. he keeps “roommates” locked away. sagittarius is many sided and fluently adaptable, constantly on the search for his ‘true’ self and the centre gravity between his imagination and logic. sagittarius is the explorer whose wanderlust takes on the spirit of alternative cultures and belief systems. there are Six sides to the sagittarius. they seem to take on the intellect, the comedian, the teacher, the child, the concerned humanitarian and the adrenaline junkie. because i feel like sagittarius is more mindful of his lived experience rather than watching himself, his interchange between “roommates” is flowing and light. there isn’t resonance or self consciousness, like a rainbow chameleon that still manages to shine its unique colours. pisces is the Twelve sided water crystal who sparkles with the shades of the 11 signs before him. he is seamlessly adaptable, like a musical interchange between frequencies that transparently reflects emotional undertones. he negotiates the dual experience on the borderline of reality and the ethereal. the oceanic awareness of neptune splays his 'personality’ across the collective, and the pisces doesn’t know where he stops and everyone else begins.
-cherry

Mission Blue ~ "No ocean, no life. No life, no us."

I: “Aren’t you a radical about protecting the oceans?”

SE: “If I seem like a radical, it may be because I see things that others do not.”

The documentary “Mission Blue” was released on Netflix on August 15th. It features the extraordinary Dr. Sylvia Earle, her life and work to protect the oceans and to spread awareness on marine conservation. I watched it a few nights ago, and felt inspired, impressed, and at the same time a bit disgusted by the human race. And also quite glad to be a vegetarian. 

The film highlights Earle’s main contributions and scientific missions while taking us down memory lane to learn more about her childhood growing up in New Jersey, and then falling in love with the oceans when she moved to the Gulf coast of Florida. She talks with a lot of emotion about how the nature she would love so much as a child has changed so much, for the worse. While Sylvia grew up by the Gulf of Mexico, there was only one oil rig in the Gulf. Nowadays, there are over 33,000 of them!

Growing up and through her high school and college career, her inspirations were William Beebe and Jacques Cousteau. Luckily for her, one of her college professors managed to get some of the very first set of ‘Aqualung’ equipment available. Once she started diving, she never looked back. She felt free, at ease, at home.

Well, I clearly failed my graduation photo! She admits that back in the day, nobody even conceived we could have an impact on the oceans. “The sea at the time seemed endless in its capacity to yield whatever we wanted to take from it, and in whatever we could put in it,” she explains. “We have this idea as humans that the oceans is so big and so vast and so resilient that it doesn’t matter what we do to it. Our ignorance is really the biggest problem we now face.”

But she saw her home, Florida, change before her eyes as it was being developed at an alarming pace. She gets emotional talking about Tampa Bay, about the crystal waters of her childhood turning green, about the grass dying, about the salt marshes being destroyed to build parking lots.

“That kind of experience, of witness… I saw the before, and I saw the after of what kind of influence we can do to the natural world.”

To my (nerdy) delight, the documentary also prominently features Jeremy Jackson (if you are or want to get into marine biology, you will read many, many, many of his papers). Jackson explains that the Gulf of Mexico is this extraordinarily wonderful, productive, magnificent place that also had the misfortune of being on top of a ton of oil and of being the sewer for a lot of people of the U.S.A.

The film touches on many critical topics and on the many barbaric acts we can do to the oceans. Some footage is very raw and not for the weak-hearted: shark finning, the BP oil spill, industrial fishing, trash and plastic pollution, death of coral reefs worldwide, overfishing of many species, agricultural and animal farming run-off…It’s quite a slap in the face and a lot to take in. If this isn’t a wake-up call, I don’t know what is. 

Earle was a pioneer for all women in the science world. She broke through all the barricades and prejudices against women. All of the sudden, in the middle of all of these burly, bearded men was a tiny, ambitious woman with a lot of big ideas.

In 1979, she made an open-ocean JIM suit dive to the sea floor near Oahu, Hawaii, setting a women’s depth record of 381 metres (1,250 ft). She admits she never was scared. She was fascinated to be able to observe all these bioluminescent creatures and a landscape that hadn’t changed in billions of years. She even asked to turn the lights off!

She has made it her life’s purpose to speak for the oceans.In a way, we are all sea creatures,” she explains on the Colbert Report. She is not scared to get in the heat of things, as we see her get in the water, camera in-hands, really close to huge industrial fishing boats.

“Seeing this… being in the water with the fish… for a moment i felt as if a piece of me was ripped out of the ocean as well,” she recalls, emotionally.

As we all already knew, she is not afraid to point fingers and say what is on her mind. As she became more renowned, she was appointed Chief Scientist of NOAA in 1990. While she admits she learned a lot, she also realized that it was not the best position for her to really make an impact.

“I went to a meeting with the Fisheries Council, and I was never allowed again,” she explains. “I was not permitted to speak about things I knew most about”. And that says a lot. Being a government official did not allow her to fully convey her passion and to freely speak her mind. So she parted ways with NOAA. 

Now, Earle is always on the road, traveling all around the world to give lectures and to inspire people to care about the oceans. Her Mission Blue is to protect the oceans the same way we now protect the land. 

The documentary ends on a positive and hopeful note, and the message to take home is that we can change the way things are going. We have to rewire how human beings look at their relationship with nature: “what we have on Earth is all we will ever have.

This film serves as a career retrospect, which is fascinating, an intriguing personal story on her family life, but also as a warning call to protect our planet. It is hard-hitting, but also inspiring. Now it is up to every single one of us to make a change for the better. Will you join Mission Blue?

The ancients believed that the experience of Sacred Geometry was essential to the education of the soul. They knew that these patterns and codes were symbolic of our own inner realm and the subtle structure of awareness. To them the “sacred” had particular significance involving consciousness and the profound mystery of awareness… the ultimate sacred wonder. Sacred Geometry takes on another whole level of significance when grounded in the experience of self-awareness.

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Heirloom Tomato & Nectarine Caprese with Burrata and Crispy Basil.

There are certain rituals I perform to keep me sane: Brushing my teeth, rubbing lavender or rose essential oil on my chest before I sleep, picking flowers from the neighborhood, making lists, writing, reading, and on my birthday, getting in the ocean. The sweet inundation of water on skin on breath, salt drawing out impurities, tide pulling out everything that is old—it’s all magic to me.

The ocean demands total aliveness. Awareness of every push and pull, every ripple, every hiss and drawback and curl-over. Without immediate presence, the ocean will pull you under. I learned this young, tumbling in the washing machine rumbles of shorebreak on Maui. I know that the ocean is master and I am one of its many students.

This week, on my birthday, I went again to the ocean. It was cloudy, the sky mottled with trouble and dampness until finally it rained and then, hours later, cleared. We went in the water as the first raindrops began to fall, and waited to jump in til we found an inner steel of tolerance to the chill.

Then we went headfirst, insistent on receiving the murky wash of salt and seaweed and watery newness. This is how I make myself ready for another year of life.

Read more and get the recipe for the juiciest, sexiest caprese salad summer has to offer right here.

The Star Child - Scorpio

- Scorpio child seems shy in company because he’s intent on trying to work out the nature of a stranger before he decides to let him in. Friend or foe is the unspoken challenge of the Scorpio into adulthood.
- Very sensitive to adult criticism, every bit of rejection is felt deeply and painfully. This is due to the desire of a Scorpio to become a grown up, the world which fascinates the Scorpio child very much.
- She is quite loving, only she expresses it verbally and in a subtle, sophisticated way.
- Unsettling dreams and night terrors are common for young Scorpio due to over active imagination. However, part of Scorpio will love this. Bad dreams inspire intensity and all scorpios are in search of intensity in life.
- When upset, her spirit becomes revengeful and she will unleash nasty threats on anyone who stands in her way. At some point parents will lose an intimate communication with their Scorpio child. Part of this is the ‘grown up mask’ the Scorpio child wears.
- You will wonder what type of child your Scorpio is, as they display both good and bad aspects to their nature. ‘Saint or Sinner’ is a Scorpio dilemma.
- He will be a dominant figure in school, however will begin to withdraw around the age of 5, sometimes acting moody. This is due to observant nature, and also contradictory pulls occurring deep within.
- Scorpio is the most mysterious of the 12 signs, and the most difficult to comprehend. This is because of the duality of a Scorpio; light-dark, good-evil, angels-devils, life-death. You are trying to understand a child, Standing at the doorways of life’s deepest mysteries.
- Unless you are also a water sign, you probably will have difficulty understanding the sheer depth of the sensitive, powerful, passionate, feeling nature of a Scorpio child.
- Scorpio is like an ocean compared to rivers and streams, an ocean well aware of its power to give and take life.
- Scorpios are very independent, they go their own way in life and are not concerned with the opinions of others, often becoming impartial.
- Most Scorpios only show their true, deep nature when it is very important to him or has some personal meaning.
- Scorpio can be misleading. A quiet temperament can disguise that inner strength, conserving power through allowing it to build in secret, never wasting it on superficial pursuits.
- Scorpios respond to the world through their feelings, with a natural psychic intuitive sensitivity.
- Scorpios tend to be extremists. Luke warm feelings do not stir them, only intensity and passion awakens the Scorpio nature. This is the hidden source of Scorpio mystery and power, that beneath an often cool, controlled temperament-lies a raging, emotional volcano that can-under great pressure-erupt. It’s an inner pressure that they control with great natural skill.
- Scorpio’s darker side is closer to the surface, due to his emotional extremist and intensity. Along with this, school and fitting in can feel morally wrong to a young Scorpio.
- “Hell hath no fury like woman scorned” can be directed at the female Scorpio. Scorpios are peace makers, but believe revenge restores balance in the world.
- When you treat your Scorpio child as a mature adult, they will respond as such. Often exuding a mature nature far more intellectual and superior than your own.
- Scorpios soak up home life and this has a powerful impact on their psychological development and patterns/attitudes later in life.
- Always be honest with a Scorpio child, for she will sense deception no matter what.
- The core of your relationship with the Scorpio will lie deep under the surface. A nonverbal, emotionally intuitive bond that is mutually recognized, yet is rarely spoken about, because really there is no need. It is a private sense of mutual knowing, strong, sensitive and unchanging. You’ve been welcomed into the world of the Scorpio, the ocean beneath the tangible earth.
- Scorpio sees the world through serious eyes and an open heart with a strong sensitivity to suffering in the world and a desire to alleviate some of this suffering. Real problems and issues in the world are bound to attract a Scorpios attention. Scorpio refuses to waste time playing games with no significant value.
- The Scorpio child tends to dream great dreams, seeing a future bright with achievement or the attainment of a secret destiny that time has unfolded. Encourage these dreams, because it is through the focus of a distinct challenge that the real strengths of a Scorpio emerge.
- Your goal is to guide young Scorpio towards challenging and beneficial paths, they will have all the skills and drive to pursue passions whole heartedly.
-The Scorpio has an obsessive tendency to develop tunnel vision when working towards a destined direction, Scorpio and obsession walk side-by-side, generating the fuel of intensity and achievement, which is compatible with their inner nature.
- She can be wary of establishing friendships, always keeping something of herself back and only slowly revealing selected aspects of her nature to carefully selected friends. Close friendships are few, but Scorpio provides considerable affection and loyalty to these emotional bonds. She can be heartbroken when friends take advantage of her.
- Scorpio may withdrawal in teen years, not displaying many outward signs of the changes they are going through. This time a Scorpio is being reborn, often disconnecting completely from parents. To the Scorpio, this time is too important and fragile to be exposed to others who are less sensitive.
- Very rich imagination, anything strange or taboo interests Scorpio. Ex. Themes of rebirth, occult, hidden secrets, sex, death, drugs, water and darkness.
- Teenage Scorpio has a clearly formulated philosophy, revealing their depth, power and passion. Scorpio has looked at the world and made up his mind.
- She often fails to realize her own capabilities or attain the higher ranges of that in potential. Often she becomes an underachiever because she follows her own heart wherever it leads, and can become independent at an early age.
- Scorpios refuse to study anything that doesn’t interest them, and even lose attention when their favorite subjects are taught boringly. However, there are few who can match a Scorpios commitment and hard work once connected to a certain study. A Scorpio will be successful at anything she puts her mind to.
- Scorpio is very turned on by truth and finds the social evasion of it entertaining, the Scorpio will “prick” your ego bubble.
- Imagination plays a huge role in the inner development of young Scorpio, reading a wide range of books with your child can help channel this energy in a positive way.
- Scorpios can be very physically attractive but also possess an unmatchable inner strength.

Haydn Paul - Your Star Child

~ The Mutable Dewdrop

The Mutable signs are changeable, complex personalities who are many in one, although it seems to manifest in different ways. It kind of becomes more fluid and seamless as the cycle progresses. Gemini is many people, an every day different personality multiple. all humans have many fragments within them, indwelling “roommates” who insert thoughts and give mental dialogue and contradict each other. This is the bell of the mind and the constant chatter. but its like the dissociation between these voices or “roommates” is dissolute in Gemini. It’s as though every voice or opinion makes an appearance in the Gemini’s expression and belief/value system. This is uncontrollable. It doesn’t matter whether he has a professional meeting or whatever; if the clown wants to show it’s face, Gemini will take on the witty comic for the day. and this may be much to his dismay. Virgo seems to have more control over these fragments, and his many selves are as fragmented and refined as his file cabinet mind. Virgo’s multiplicity is most evident through his universal talent and intellectual/communicative adaptability. Virgo keeps “appropriate” selves hidden from the world and intends to show his finest face. so when he becomes distressed, agitated or confused, he disappears from the world so the shadow side can cope. There is a side of Virgo the world will never see. And he makes sure of this. The individual keeps “roommates” locked away. Sagittarius is many sided and fluently adaptable, constantly on the search for his ‘true’ self and the centre gravity between his imagination and logic. Sagittarius is the explorer whose wanderlust takes on the spirit of alternative cultures and belief systems. It’s like there are six sides to the Sagittarius. They seem to take on the intellect, the comedian, the teacher, the child, the concerned humanitarian and the adrenaline junkie. Because i feel like Sagittarius is more mindful of his lived experience rather than watching himself, his interchange between “roommates” is flowing and light. There isn’t resonance or self consciousness, like a rainbow chameleon that still manages to shine its unique colours. Pisces is the twelve sided water crystal who sparkles with the shades of the eleven signs before him. The Pisces is seamlessly adaptable, like a musical interchange between frequencies that transparently reflects emotional undertones. The individual negotiates the dual experience on the borderline of reality and the ethereal. Oceanic awareness of Neptune splays his ‘personality’ across the collective, and the Pisces doesn’t know where he stops and everyone else begins.
-Cherry

[art: nicoletta ceccoli]