“To understand the power and the mystery of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself. So why not begin by deciding to find 100 things a day to be grateful for? If you practice gratitude every day it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.”
✨ Life is uncertain. And that’s okay. The ego strives for the answers, but life is in constant motion, and having certainty is like trying to hold an ocean wave in your hand; as soon as you grasp it, the wave changes shape and passes through.
Happiness and security don’t happen by having certainty. They happen from learning to trust the mystery. When we accept uncertainty, we find strength and clarity in the chaos.
Thích Quảng Đức, was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhistmonk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963.Quang Duc was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đình Diệm.
Photographs of his self-immolation were circulated widely across the
world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. John F. Kennedy
said in reference to a photograph of Duc on fire, “No news picture in
history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one.” Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk’s death.
Quảng Đức’s act increased international pressure on Diệm and led him
to announce reforms with the intention of mollifying the Buddhists.
However, the promised reforms were not implemented, leading to a
deterioration in the dispute. With protests continuing, the ARVN Special Forces loyal to Diệm’s brother, Ngô Đình Nhu, launched nationwide raids on Buddhist pagodas,
seizing Quảng Đức’s heart and causing deaths and widespread damage.
Several Buddhist monks followed Quảng Đức’s example, also immolating
themselves. Eventually, an Armycoup toppled Diệm, who was assassinated on 2 November 1963.
Quang Duc’s body was re-cremated during the funeral, but Duc heart
remained intact and did not burn. It was considered to be holy and
placed in a glass chalice at Xa Loi Pagoda. The intact heart relic is
regarded as a symbol of compassion.
Despite the shock of the Western public, the practice of Vietnamese
monks self-immolating was not unprecedented. Instances of
self-immolations in Vietnam had been recorded for centuries, usually
carried out to honor Gautama Buddha.
Photographs taken by Malcolm Browne of the self-immolation quickly
spread across the wire services and were featured on the front pages of
newspapers worldwide. The self-immolation was later regarded as a
turning point in the Buddhist crisis and a critical point in the
collapse of the Diem regime.
Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk’s death.
This is the seal of alchemy. It is actually a formula. The circle in the middle stands for the void (nothingness in a state of potential). the square around it represents thought…meaning that the thoughts activates the potential energy. The triangle represents intention (as added by universal energy or source mind) and the outer circle stands for manifestation. So it is basically a formula telling that thought creates reality… and the reason the inner and outer circle are the same shape, is because of the truth that everything-ness is nothingness. This symbol is from back in the day when it was a big secret that mind is actually what creates manifestation.
Awaken starseed, remember your mission and experience the various ways in which creation, consciousness likes to express itself. See the light in everything. Learn from waves. You are very important and must always continue your path no matter how much you want to go home starseed. There is always love and wisdom to share, there are always flowers to smell. There will always be places and souls in need of your presence. Trust in your heart and align with the divine. You are cradled infinitely in the pools of light, you are love. Fear not starseed.
The One resides at the North Pole,
in the midst of the abyss.
In front is the Hall of Light (mingtang),
behind is the Crimson Palace (jianggong).
Imposing is the Flowery Canopy (huagai),
great is the Golden Pavilion (jinlou)!
On its left is the gang star, on its right the kui,
waves and breakers propagate in the void.
Mysterious excrescences overlay the cliffs,
vermilion herbs enwrap the hills;
on the rocks is white jade,
the Sun and the Moon spread their light.
There you go beyond fire and pass over water,
you cross the Mystery and go past the Yellow.
Walls and gates intersect,
curtains and hangings are adorned with gems;
dragons and tigers are lined up on guard
and divine beings are at their sides.
There are over 7 billion people on the planet. Most of them live and die without having seriously contemplated anything other than what it takes to keep their lives together.
All human endeavors are a filtration process. It can be said that less than 1% of the world’s 7 billion humans ever pierce all nine veils, and it would appear that even this small minority is ever-shrinking.
The first veil: Few of us will pierce the first veil and find the world of politics. We will vote, become active and develop an opinion. Our opinions will be shaped by the physical world around us; we will have been “conditioned” from our days in public education to accept that government officials, network media personalities and other “experts” are the primary voices of authority.
The second veil: The second veil, we will find reason to explore the world of history, the relationship between man and government.
The third veil: Eventually, we pierce the third veil to conclusively find that the resources of the world, including people, are controlled by wealthy and powerful families whose incorporated old world assets have, with modern extortion strategies, become the foundation upon which the entire world’s economy is currently indebted.
The fourth veil: Then they pierce the fourth veil to discover the Illuminati, Freemasonry, and the other secret societies. These societies use symbols and perform ceremonies that perpetuate the generational transfers of arcane knowledge that is used to keep the ordinary people in political, economic and spiritual bondage.
The fifth veil: The fifth veil we learn that the secret societies are advanced technologically that boundaries and controlling the very thoughts and actions of people is what their members do by a multitude of outlets that affect us daily.
The sixth veil: Ten percent will progress to pierce the sixth veil where we learn the creatures and esoteric knowledge we thought were the fictional creations of childhood literature are indeed a reality. The actual controlling forces behind the secret societies uncovered in the fourth veil are what is being used against humanity.
The seventh veil: The creative force of the entire universe will be shown to be linked to numerical code formulas and sequences, and all “mysteries” including the very fabric of time, space, parallel universes, and access therein is unlocked. Those whose intellects allow them to pierce the seventh veil often succumb to the lure and promise of massive wealth offered by the ruling elite, and thus over ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without piercing the eighth veil.
The eighth veil: Piercing the eighth veil reveals truth and the innate ability of intuition. Deep-seated Humility is needed in order to ever pierce this veil.
The ninth veil: The final veil is what we have experienced in dreams and heard as tales from monks. The mastery and understanding of the our world and the functions of metaphysical law. The unlocked potential of intuition and energy.