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Maknae Line in “Joyful” = perfection!!  

This is like a dream come true!!!! 

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Storm Magic
  • When the skies darken, you can sometimes feel the air inhale; you too take in a deep breath and share the energy trapped in your lungs
  • All is still, waiting, knowing not what the sky will leave in it’s wake
  • Thunder rumbles in the distance, greeting you as an old friend
  • There is a soft sound of rain, growing stronger, faster. Hitting the rooftops, pattering upon the leaves, its’ fall has a lyrical cadence
  • Wind whistles past, quick to greet you and quicker yet to dance away into unknowns
  • At night you look up, watching as the sky comes alight above you. Perhaps angry, or joyful, or proud: the clouds lack nothing of passion
  • Windows open, a breeze flows past with lingering touches of petrichor, roses, magic
  • Softness spreads. Birdsong rings out, gentle at first yet stonger each second, greeting the coming change of time
  • The air exhales
  • You have held your breath for so long. The magic passes with the storm, but it’s power lingers
  • Like rain unto earth, it soaked into your pores and flows through your bloodstream
  • Feel the clouds break. Let the sun warm your skin
  • Breathe in

All the earth is a grave and nothing escapes it, nothing is so perfect
that it does not descend to its tomb. Rivers, rivulets, fountains and
waters flow, but never return to their joyful beginnings; anxiously
they hasten on the vast realms of the rain god. As they widen their
banks, they also fashion the sad urn of their burial.

Filled are the bowels of the earth with pestilential dust once flesh and bone,
once animate bodies of man who sat upon thrones, decided cases, presided in
council, commanded armies, conquered provinces, possessed treasure, destroyed temples, exulted in their pride, majesty, fortune, praise and power. Vanished are these glories, just as the fearful smoke vanishes that belches forth from the infernal fires of Popocatepetl. Nothing recalls them but the written page.

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HUNGRY-COYOTE (NEZAHUALCOYOTL)

King of Texcoco (1431-72)

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Graphic - JordiGart

anonymous asked:

I was super thrilled with the Daeri collab stage today too and almost can't believe it actually happened! They both looked and sounded like they were having so much fun. So sweet when Dae said Seungri worked so hard going over the lyrics for hours. And even though I don't understand Japanese, they did so well with their long MC - those 2 play off each other so well.

OMG SAME!! You have no idea how long I have waited for some sort of collab between the two! I am so glad they’ve added it on the set list for 0.to.1 and i’m hoping it will be the same during their 10th anniversary in Korea! Joyful is definitely a great song for the maknae line, its fun, its engaging and it allows them to do what they do best which is to engage the fans! Their MC’s have always been funny and fresh - that’s never changed - honestly I am over the moon about this. It might not be a new song but i’ll take what I can get ^^ 

Originally posted by seungri-yay

anonymous asked:

you are lovely and valid. anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't have their facts straight. now you have a safe, productive, joyful evening.

this genuinely made me happy thank you so so much friend ilysm

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PITTSBURGH, PA

SUN JUN 31 - 2:00 PM

EAST LIBERTY

#MLKSitInPburgh

Join us Sunday, July 31st, 2-4:30 for this historic nationwide day of solidarity and gathering of everyday people in an occupational protest on every single street named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Community organizers and New Voices Pittsburgh will be participating with activists all over the country as we:
- Draw attention to the systematic execution of Black Americans and the terrorism inflicted upon us by racist institutions;
- Celebrate the joy, love and hope of our future in defiant acts of community and peacel and
- Call everyone around the country to commit themselves in the fight to eradicate racism, sexism, queer/transphobia, xenophobia, poverty, injustice and all violations of civil and human rights.

This is a joyful act of resistance! In every city that is participating, there will be a sit-in. Pittsburgh is one of the major cities in the United States of America that does not have a street, park or boulevard named after MLK. However, the MLK East Busway, which runs along a 9-mile stretch from Downtown to Swissvale, is named in his honor. This busway also runs through neighborhoods that have been underresourced, criminalized and deeply affected by violence, gentrification and displacement. 

Spiritual warfare is a crazy thing. For months I’ve been pressing in closer & closer to the Lord and I felt like I was on the brink of some huge revelation or breakthrough, and so these past 2 weeks the enemy has been pressing back hardcore trying to steal that. I have had bad mental relapses, kisses with apathy & complacency, and danced with my flesh, all the while my spirit fought trying to rest and push through it all. I know what I want and don’t want. I know I want Jesus and I want to keep choosing Him- I will choose Him above my flesh, my failures, and the world. I don’t want to be who I was before- another byproduct of this dark world. I will no longer give my self even a second to lay down or stop as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. There are greater things ahead of me through Christ Jesus, and I have a joyful hope knowing that once I leave this messy place, I’ll be with Him closer and deeper than before (that alone makes me so giddy I want to dance haha).
I know who I am in Christ and I know who Christ is to me. I will seek Him always, I will praise Him in the trials, I will keep pressing forward towards my goal. I am steady because He is steady and constant, I am full of praise and joy because He is the praise in my bones and joy in my heart. I am strong because He is my refuge and strength. I am alive because He lives in me. I have no time to deal with things that pull me from my goal of drawing closer to His being and becoming more like Him. Even in my shortcomings and moments of laziness, I will pick myself up and keep choosing Him, as He pours grace upon grace over my soul. I know of His goodness and greatness, and He is worthy and deserving of all praise and glory and definitely me.

One of the best things you can do in life is create your own happiness. Create your own spaces which fill you with joy, do things that will make you happy and surround yourself with people who you admire. You may not always be in a place of complete bliss but you can make the most out of all the joy you have got. Seek out the good and the happiness, instead of following the negative.
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Creation of joy by Amy Kennedy

18/07/16

Diving into Past Lives

This post is going to be really long. I made this on another blog over a year ago, though it never got attention. So I updated it and decided to share it over on this blog. For those of you interested in past lives and looking into them this is the post for you.

DISCLAIMER

I would like to lead off with a little warning. Past lives are fun to know about. Its interesting and intriguing to see if we have lived before and as whom. However going in and understanding past lives is not all sunshine and roses. When you open the door to past lives you are opening an inner door to yourself. Within yourself are all the locked emotions and experiences from the past. Not all these emotions will be happy and joyful. There will be hurt and pain. Do not ignore these emotions. You can set them aside and work on understanding and healing these when its easiest for you. Sweeping them under the rug to be forgotten will cause them to come back up at unexpected moments.

Also do not let yourself be ruled by your past lives. You are a current being leading your current life. Learning about past lives is meant to be a healing experience to help you live in the present. If you feel yourself being absorbed by the past, please stop. I have seen too many old friends let their past lives rule them. They lost their way and sadly have not come back to the present. Do not let this frighten you though. Understanding and learning about your past lives can be a very rewarding experience. It can help you understand why you fear something. It can mend that and help you fight your fear. It can also heal a part of your soul and move you forth in life.

READING

Do lots of reading about ways to learn about your past lives! I have a few books on this topic. Some were whim buys that did not turn out to help me. Here are some good books to read:

  • Discovering Your Past Lives: The Best Book on Reincarnation You’ll Ever Read… in This Lifetime!” by Gloria Chadwick. (The title is kind of cheesy but it is amazing.) Though there is one book that helped me a lot. It is a little outdated and in spots a bit hard to read, yet it has great meditations and some awesome exercises in it.
  • Many Live, Many Masters” by Brain Weiss. Its more of a story about a psychologist who started doing past life regressions. Its a great book in seeing it from a person, who never believed in reincarnation. It shows the healing process we can go through when delving into this.
  • How to Uncover Your Past Lives” by Ted Andrews. Its an easier read than the other books and has some good ways to looking into your other lifetimes.

TAROT

If you have a deck of tarot cards you can use those in helping you find out past lives. Here are some spreads that are great for past lives:

MEDITATION

Meditation is great for unlocking past life memories. Recalling past lives through meditation is difficult and should be done once you gave a hang on meditation in general. The first book I recommended above has some great meditations in it. However there are two meditations I use when trying to recall memories (I also get memories not just this way, which I will mention later):

The first is actually recalling a memory:

I’ll get deep into my relaxed, protected state. I have a specific door that is for my unconscious mind. The unconscious mind is where our knowledge of our past lives is hidden. We only have knowledge of them when we need to understand and learn a lesson that parallels that life. So once that door is in front of me I say something along the lines of “I am here to learn and understand myself from before this lifetime. Show me the doors to gain this knowledge.” Then I open the door, before me is usually a hall of doors (many…. many… many… doors). Mine usually have names and dates written upon them of who I was. Some of them are blurred or in another language. I take this as lifetimes I am not ready to know about yet, because once I do they will become clear or I will understand the language written.

As I walk down this hall of doors I look at each of them. Most times I’ll head to one I was currently working on understanding. If you are just starting out I would walk to one that you are most drawn too, or one that might be slightly open. Do not feel like something is wrong when a door is slightly open. That just means there is a lesson in that life time that you are going through in your current. You can go to that door if you want as well.

Once at the door I would like to get a memory for I will state, “Please call forth a memory that will help me heal and understand myself. I am not currently living the memory I am about to see. That was me once upon a time, but I am different and only a specter now.” Then I open the door and let the memory play before me. Sometimes I will actually be in my body of that time. Others I will be viewing it as a third party. It just depends on how I need to learn and understand it.

I usually let the memory play out and once done I will be before the door again. I will sort of thank my unconscious for granting me this knowledge of myself, before leaving.  The door to the past life will always be open now. For once you open a door you really can never close it. You may try but the ones I have visited before are always slightly ajar. I do however close the door to my unconscious mind. I want to keep my present life separate from my past. This way I can deal with it at my own pace.

The second meditation is in a memory form:

I am a very visual person and like to understand myself, from every event to every scar… to even my hair color and stature. I like to draw all this too in a picture just for my own reference. So the second meditation goes like this:

Once in that relaxed, protected state again I will visualize a full length mirror instead of a door. If I just want to see my face then it will be a hand mirror. I stand in front of the mirror. At first it will usually just be my metaphysical body (astral body), which is usually slightly different than my physical body. The difference is usually I have elf ears. Anyways…. I look into my own eyes and say “I am here to see myself. Not as I am but as I was. I would like to see *Insert name of Past Life Here*.”  I will concentrate on that lifetime and pull it forward. Then I will look at the whole mirror instead of my eyes. Sometimes it will be an instantaneous change, other times it will be a gradual morph. If the image on the mirror does not change do not be upset, sometimes it takes awhile.

These are only a couple meditations that I use. If you need to change something about them to help you, please do. Use a meditation that will best work and help you out. These are about your past lives, not mine. So whatever is comfortable and easiest for you will be the best.

RESEARCH

Once you get flashes of memories do some research. This might help you get more confirmation on what you saw. It also might help you figure out more about yourself. Also if its a more recent lifetime you may be able to find a record of the person.

Research into cultures you are drawn to might also help spark memories. Sometimes when we are drawn to a culture or time period, it might be because we once lived there. I would like to say most past lives anyone lives are going to be mundane. They will all have their ups and downs, and be special to you. Not everyone was Cleopatra, King Arthur, or Merlin. You may have a famous life, but not every lifetime will be like that. Also not everyone lives a lot of lifetimes. I do not think its rare but uncommon.

DREAMS

Dreams are an amazing way to get past life memories. I think it happens more than people realize. Some of my past life dreams will have elements of my current life in them, like the setting. Since it is the easiest for my mind to get a message across. There are ways to help increase past life memory and dream recall. One is placing crystals in a little bag under your pillow (or placing the bag in the pillow case so it does not get knocked on the floor). Here is a list of crystals and their attributes, you do not have to use all of them a couple will do (I always add a crystal of protection so as to keep myself protected while dreaming):

GEMSTONES

Creating a gemstone bag is helpful in recalling. You can stick it under your pillow if you want to have dream recall. Or you can hold it while you meditate. Her are some crystals good for past life work.

  • Carnelian - this orange-brown semi-precious stone helps us tune into our past life physical bodies. It helps us remember influences that shape our bodies now. It also helps us see how we can use past life information to better our present life.
  • Lapis Lazuli - It is a powerful third eye stimulator which opens us up to profound past life visions. It helps us recognize old wounds, blocks and pains and to release these.
  • Amethyst - this purple crystal is a profound bridge between the spiritual and the physical. It helps heal us of our inner hurts and inspires us to reach for higher levels. It helps us see the higher purpose of our consecutive lives.
  • Clear Quartz Crystal - these remarkable stones restore balance within our auras and deeper energy fields. They awaken memories within us and help to harmonize our past lives with our current one. They help us to recognize why past life recall is important and worth the effort it takes.
  • Hematite - stone that helps us reach a light state of reverie during our past life recall sessions. It is particularly helpful during hypnosis sessions for recall purposes.
  • Jade - In past life recall it can help us to ground ourselves and to see the undeniable threads that weave in and out of all of our lives across time. 
  • Turquoise - this light blue stone can help us connect to naturally based lifetimes in ancient tribal settings. Helps us to speak our truth from across the ages.
  • Double Terminated Clear Quartz - Stimulates awareness of how the past is reflecting in the present.
  • Tabular Crystals - Balance emotions related to past life revelations. 
  • Serpentine - helps with clearing psychic debris from the past, whether from this life or past ones.
  • Labradorite - increases extrasensory perception and may stimulate recall of past lives, clairvoyance, and other psychic abilities. activates a sense of multiple levels of consciousness.
  • Jet - a good grounding stone. Also helps improve memory and with the recall of past lives and healing past life issues that persist in the present. 

if you want to do dream recall you might want to throw in some of these crystals.

  • Amethyst for Dream Recall -This stone is useful for dream recall. 
  • Ametrine for Dream Wisdom - Ametrine will aid you in accessing your higher wisdom in the dream realms.
  • Azurite for Accessing Intuition through Dreams - Azurite heightens psychic awareness and intuition. It will aid you in opening up to the intuitive potentials of your dreams. This is an excellent stone for use with dream work.
  • Clear Quartz for Amplifying Dreams - Clear quartz is an amplifier. It is especially beneficial for use in dream work to amplify the vividly of your dreams and the recollection of your dreams upon awakening.
  • Lepidolite for Nightmares and Insomnia -  Lepidolite is a calming crystal. Lepidolite is useful for people with bad dreams, interrupted sleep patterns,anxiety or insomnia. 
  • Moldavite for Transformative Dream Work - Moldavite is a powerful stone of transformation. If you are wanting to do some serious dreamwork, use moldavite in conjunction with any of the stones listed above. Moldavite can change your life,it will help you to facilitate faster growth in any area you are focused on, whether dream recall, lucid dreaming, or astral travel.
  • Red Jasper - encourages lucid dreaming when placed under a pillow. Also stabilizes and balances energy. Protective, energizing, grounding and strengthens energy field. Promotes courage.
  • Prehnite - helps to encourage soothing dreams. helps release emotional pain from the past and encourages new beginnings.
  • Green Calcite - placed under a pillow can increase the clarity of your dreams.
  • Blue Tiger’s Eye - can aid in lucid dreaming. protective effect and shields aura from unwanted influences. soothes headaches too. opens third eye chakra and aids conscious clear thinking.
  • Sugilite - opens third eye and crown chakras, enabling deep perceptions of one’s place on the earth and spiritual destiny. clarifies and intensifies dreams. eases insomnia, especially that caused by mental overload. 

Each crystal will work differently for each individual. Pick ones that you are drawn too or you have known work best with your energy.

MEMORIES

I wanted to take a brief moment to explain how I see my memories. For me memories come just like remembering past events in my current life. Someone will say or do something and it will trigger me to remember an event of a past life. I will see, taste, smell, and feel like it was yesterday. Its very vivid for me, but not everyones will be like this. This is just how mine work and I have grown accustom to them working. Do what ever feels right for you and will work best for you. Everyone is different in the way they learn, so everyone’s experiences will be different.

Also memories are skewed by your ego and perception. They will have emotions and your thoughts. It may take a wider view of a specific memory (like a third person view) in order to understand what went wrong, how you can best heal and learn.

DISCERNMENT

Make sure to read up on discernment. Past lives are hard to prove or disprove, so there is a good amount of discernment involved. I have used all the above methods and even more to help in making sure it was an actual memory/past life I had before jumping to the conclusion that that is what I had.

I hope all of this helps! If you would like to ask questions on any of this or want to talk past lives drop us a line at The Infinite Threads!

♔ Mod Wolfe ♔