search within yourself

Good morning! Today we consider Introspection, Wisdom, Destiny
Tarot of the Day: The Hanged Man

This card usually appears when you feel like you need to take action but can’t see which path to take; you are at a crossroads. The options at hand are likely to be opposites to each other; black or white, up or down, left or right, etc. This is why you are feeling stuck or hung up. The time has come for you to search deeply within yourself, and decide how you want your journey to continue.

Sometimes, we need to accept a situation as it is; submit to destiny, and the Hanged Man can be a sign that this is what’s needed now. Step back and consider ways that you might let go of attempts to control people or situations in your life, or to release an assumption or wish that you are holding tightly. Know that any sacrifice that you make will open your life to receiving energy even more positive and beneficial.

At work, you may be feeling frustrated by a lack of change or movement. Assess whether there is any action you can take to affect change. If there is, act, but if not, step back and don’t take the lack of change, personally. If you can’t find peace, then this is a good time to look elsewhere.

Single or not, this is a good time to let go of things you can’t control. An unattainable love, an unrealistic view, a need to be ‘right’, etc. Holding onto things like this can stop growth and deepen the feeling of being in limbo. Let them go.

Overall, today is a good day for rest, contemplation, and the release of habits and energy that are not for your highest good. You can do this.
Peace out, Lovelies…

we thought we could fall in love and it would all go away
it was wonderful, oh so wonderful
we sedated ourselves with the idea that we could cure each other
and when we couldn’t, when we discovered
that our old wounds were still open and festering
I cried, and you cried, and we learnt the hard way;
that you must search for love within yourself, not outside yourself
and only then will you be set free.
—  d3sideratum 
Appreciate The Art

Pairing: Kim Taehyung x Reader

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 2.3k

Summary: You and Taehyung are on a museum date because you’re both art geeks but for some reason, the Mona Lisa doesn’t seem to take his breath away

Note: I’m an art freak and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t imagining myself on a museum date with Taehyung ever since those Van Gogh photos came out. 

Originally posted by toughchim

“Look! It’s the ‘Portrait of Patience Escalier 1888’! Oh the colour is so much more vibrant than the pictures!”

“They’re duller due to old age, actually.”

“Holy shit! It’s his ‘Portrait as an Artist 1888’! And the ‘Peasant Woman Portrait of Gordina de Gredoot 1885’! And the ‘Portrait of Adeline Ravoux 1890’!”

“Honestly, Jagi. You’ve been here a thousand times, do the paintings really still amaze you that much?” Taehyung asked, watching you fret over the various Van Gogh paintings positioned on the pristine walls of the museum.

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That’s the thing about separation, you dream more. Dreams that blur the edges between reality and fiction, dreams that wake you up with an ice pick pierced through your heart, sharp enough to tear your skin apart and cold enough to stop the bleeding. You don’t know how long this will go on, because certainty was already thrown out of the window long before. You search within yourself and try to picture the other’s mind for clues that could help you reach your decision, but you’re still holding out, as always. You’re holding out for that single moment of epiphany, where things make sense and run their place again.

Career advice

-one morning in a far away temple-

Baekhyun: Oh mighty Master, tell me how I may avoid any hindrance in such legendary career.

Master: You must search rightness within yourself, Son. And beware of words for they are public and not ever only yours…

-some days later-

Baekhyun: sEHUN’S GOT A HUGE DIcK AND I LIKE TO BITE HIS BUTT—

The goodness you search for should start within yourself. The kindness you appreciate should radiate from you. The love you give doesn’t always need to be reciprocated.

You’ll find the most happiness in making others happy. There’s a warm and fuzzy feeling in giving, caring and loving freely.

Wanna One Conversations #9

-one morning in a far away temple-

Seongwoo: Oh mighty Master Hwi, tell me how I may avoid any hindrance in such legendary career.

Master Hwi: You must search rightness within yourself, Son. And beware of words for they are public and not ever only yours…

-some days later-

Seongwoo: jINYOUNG’S GOT A HUGE DIcK AND I LIKE TO BITE HIS BUTT—

Dear, I know life is hard. I know Tuesday’s are your suicide days, and you just want to give in.
But darling, you are loved. People are rooting for you, even when it seems they’ve turned their backs on you.
Listen closely to me, because I know you better than anyone, you are the toughest, most brave person when you search deep within yourself.
You’ve overcome so many bad days, without going to that knife, your euphoric addiction.
Life is a tidal wave of love, pain, happiness, and sadness.
Please remember to hold on to your anchor. Please know that I need you more than anyone. You’re all that I have when I feel like I’m drowning.
I’m begging you, don’t release your feelings and float in that gray area, where you’re untouchable, even for the good things in life. Don’t stray from our vibrant world, endure the blacks and wait for brilliant blues and purples.
I know you can do this. I have faith in you.
Love, you.
—  Letters to myself #1 (quotebookingtoheal)
Phases of the Moon

The Moon is our closest astronomical body (next to our dear mother Earth) and tends to do a dance with us throughout the months. It can affect our emotions, creativity and tides! One whole cycle takes 28 days. There’s an ebb and a flow that represents a bringing in and a letting go.

We must take this into consideration when we’re looking to the Moon to help us. Her face shows what she can help us with during that time.

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It’s Time

Characters: Dean x Reader, Sam, Mary

Word Count: 1022

Summary: SPOILERS for S1203.  The reader tires to make Dean believe she will never leave him.

Warning: Angst and a little bit of fluff at the end. SPOILERS!!!

A/N:  I have requests to write, homework to do, messages to respond to, a house to clean.  But apparently consoling Dean is my #1 priority.  I couldn’t stop thinking about this and I couldn’t get anything else done until it was finished.  Not my gif above.


It was a family trait. That need to hide yourself in hunting. You’d always known it was something Sam and Dean shared.  But you were surprised to find Mary shared it, too.  Though, to be honest, everything about Mary surprised you.

“Great!”  Dean said, with that enthusiasm that he forced.  You winced.  “We leave in 10.”  You glanced at Sam’s worried scowl and pushed yourself off the wall you’d been leaning on. Sam glanced at you, tilting his head slightly.  You shook your head, pursing your lips together, and followed Dean towards your shared room.

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starlightkell  asked:

Would you mind doing a one card reading for me? I'm not sure how many of these asks you've gotten, so if you can't get to it I totally understand! Thank you and blessed be <3

Sure thing! The card I pulled for you is the Hermit (my favorite card).

The Hermit revolves around the act of searching within yourself. Sometimes, the Hermit can mean that we need to turn away from materialistic-society and look for the answers to our problems within ourselves. Sometimes we already know the answer but just don’t know how to get to it and by taking time to yourself to think things through can be a lot of help! So if you have anything troubling you, this card is telling you to step away from the situation and others and take time to yourself to contemplate and maybe even do a bit of soul-searching :)

thanks for the ask!

anonymous asked:

Hi! How are you? I was wondering how old you are and how long you have been in the vk fandom? Also was this always your blog or did you have another one before this"

I like to see people asking questions, gentle anon. Questions are the lifeblood of truth. To answer yours: I’m as old as the sands of time and have been here since the beginning. This blog was born last year, but I have existed in many places before this and will continue to do so forever after. 

As for the rest, well, search within yourself and I’m sure you’ll find the answers you seek. ;)

Thanks for dropping by!

An autistic awakening through LSD and reading the truth contest

Hello everyone I wanted to share my experience with awakening. I should start with a little background information about myself. When I was a kid I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. looking back at it now I realize that there wasn’t anything really wrong with me I just had serious insecurity issues because of constant bullying and hate by my peers and even adults.

I was bullied a lot in Elementary school and it made me have a very negative outlook on life, it wasn’t until I started meeting people who had compassion in their hearts that my life started to change. So fast foward to when I’m 19 years old and just graduated High School, everything felt off to me for some reason I had just lost a lot of weight (over 90 pounds) I did this because I felt like being fat was holding me back and everyone was proud of me, some people were still negative to me of course but I got a lot more people who were actually rooting for me and were proud of me but at the same time I felt weird like something was missing. I still had constant anxiety, I spent a lot of time alone and I still do but whenever I went on I felt like I was constantly being judged by other people even if they weren’t or I wouldn’t know if they were judging me.

 I guess it was from being bullied for so many years of my life, I lost my trust in people and I felt like everyone was out to get me even the people who still loved me and were trying to help. I started reading a lot about spirituality on my free time, one of the first things I read was the truth contest which really struck me as interesting and I went back and read it over and over again. I started digging deeper and read even more stuff, from the teachings of Buddha, to Eckhart Tolles book the power of now, spirit science, the bible, I read everything I possibly could my intention was to find out the truth.

 I wanted to know there was more to this life then met the eye, because I was in a state of constant misery battling depression and anxiety I did everything I could, but it felt like nothing worked, one of the main things keeping me from suicide was the thought of hurting my loved ones especially my mother. Well at the time I had a small group of friends I did hang out with occasionally, we didn’t have a lot in common in fact I was quite different then them but I was still glad to have them as friends.

We smoked cannabis together, occasionally we would drink alcohol. One day my friend bought a strip of some high quality high dose acid and some sugar cubes. I have never been a hard druggy, I was happy with just cannabis, but I heard a lot about lsd and how it can open your perspective so I was willing to try it out.

 The first time I bought LSD I had just one strip and didn’t feel anything, this time I was taking a sugar cube which was infused with over 2 doses and I had just lost a lot of weight. So I eat the sugar cube, with a few of my friends it was a great time in fact possibly the most happiest I ever was my entire life just talking and hanging out with my friends we were laughing and joking about everything and I started to realize that life isn’t really all that serious as our mind makes it out to be.

So me and my friends are tripping for hours, it turns out that their lsd wore off early because they had a less strong dose compared to me and they fell asleep. So I was alone and the trip was still pretty intense for me, I decided to walk home and so I did I put some pink floyd on and put head phones in my ears and wow that was amazing like words can not describe. When I got home and took my headphones off I was still pretty euphoric but even through all that I felt some anxiety. I sat down and turned on my computer, I started reading the truth contest again, I already had it open in a tab before I left.

I couldn’t stop reading it and all these questions surged through my head, and my anxiety came back stronger then ever before, my mind worrying about this worrying about this, something inside me cried out IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER WE ALL DIE ANYWAY. Right then everything went silent. and it felt so strange it was like my mind was dead it was no longer thinking. I suddenly got very scared and started crying I thought I messed up, I started saying I sure done it this time I immediately apologized to God even though I didn’t believe in him prior to this experience, I said i’m sorry God I really messed up, I think my brain is dead I think my body is shot, why I said this I don’t know it was the most bizarre feeling ever it was like God had forsaken me it was like I had no soul and I was just empty.

For the next few weeks after that I was more depressed then I ever been before, I kept bursting out in tears for no reason even though I just wanted to surrender and move on, I realize now that it was just cleansing my body of old negative energies. Now I have made a lot of changes, I switched to a vegan diet, starting listening to bi-narul beats, meditate frequently and it’s much easier for me to stay present. Somewhere along my path I came to the conclusion that if i’m going to be in this body I might as well make it a body worth living in.

Nowadays my life is completely different, and I realize that my social awkwardness was just pointless and resistance to what is, I realize that anyone, even the most unintelligent person in the world can come off as likable with some confidence. After the dark night of the soul everything was much more clearer to me though it wasn’t a short walk I remember multiple times within the dark night (more like months) that I thought it was over and I would never be the same again. I realize now that out of darkness comes light, a light brighter than any other. Sending my love to all the truth seekers out there, keep searching within for yourself.

With Love, Austin
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Return Again, Awake, O Soul of Splendor!

“Kal [the demiurge] has entangled people in illusions to such an extent that they have totally forgotten their real Home. Kal has woven such a net that now it is difficult to get released from it. These traps are rituals and rites, scripture reading and worship, and performing Yagyas (oblations). These have nothing to do with realisation of God.” (Anurag Sagar)

“My soul, 0 most Splendid One…where have you gone? Return again. Awake, soul of splendor, from the slumber of drunkenness into which you have fallen…follow me to the place of the Exalted World where you existed in the beginning.” (Mandaean Gnostic psalm from Iraq quoted in, The Gnostic Religion, by Hans Jonas, Beacon Press)

Meditation: God Resides Inside – Look, Listen for Him There

“Look for and search for God within yourself, within your own body. God resides inside – look for him there. The white point shines straight ahead and twinkles. You must concentrate in sushumna [inner passage or tunnel, central channel, middle path] by leaving the restlessness of the mind behind. Where the subtle sounds vibrate in the ajna chakra [third eye center, point between the eyebrows], stay and make your dwelling. The Door is subtle and sushumna is the Point or Window. With great effort, you can go through.” (Sant Maharshi Mehi)

Commentary: Meditation is the soul’s Portal to the Divine, a Doorway to God and the Heavens that are within. Place your mind before the mirror of eternity. Place your soul in the brilliance of glory. Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance and transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead itself through contemplation. Meditate upon the Love, Light and Sound of the Positive Power within you.

The Third Eye Center is also known as The Seat of the Soul. When one goes within, in addition to the possibility of contemplating Divine Light, in this world of Inner Space there is also the possibility of hearing “subtle sounds vibrating” (Maharishi Mehi). This is referring to the Inner Sound Current or Music of the Spheres, the Sound coming from Beyond the Silence (also called Logos, Word, AUM, HU, Tao, Nada, Shabda, Saunt-e Sarmad, Song of the Creator). Often people first hear the Astral Bell Sound, a kind of ringing, like a bell that has been struck that keeps on reverberating … forever. This ringing comes when we concentrate, and like the Light, seems to “disappear” when we lose concentration and leave off our meditation practice. The Sound and the Light are really still there, are always there. It is only our attention (surat) that comes and goes.

When darkness is no longer dark, when the stillness of the night gives birth to a faint Celestial Melody, know this: one more soul is being summoned to awakening, one more soul hears the Call, one more soul ascends to the Place of Life.

“0 Surat [soul]! You have had enough sleep.
Now get up and proceed on. Why do you waste your capital here.

Come under the protection of the Satguru. Hold fast to Naam and get rid of all evils.

Kal strikes at you every moment. Associate yourself with Shabd, and throw away the load of karmas.

Why do you not wash off the impurities of your mind now? Why do you not merge your Surat in Shabd?

Behold the marvelous Jyoti (flame) within yourself. Radhasoami has opened the spring of Bhakti.”

– Soamiji Maharaj (Sant Radhasoami Sahab), Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume One)

RADHASOAMI – The Ocean of All-Love

Soamiji Maharaj: “From one step to another the soul beholds strange things which cannot be described in human language. Every region and everything is utterly beyond words. What beauty and glory! How can I describe them? There is nothing here to convey the idea. I am helpless…. Love plays the supreme part. It is all love. So says RADHASWAMI.” (Sar Bachan Poetry)

I think everybody really must get to a point in their life where they think, ‘What is this? Is this life? Driving up and down the San Diego Freeway? Pollution? Going to hassle my way through some office,’ or whatever their work is? How do you say it so you don’t offend half the planet? You’ve got to be either just totally not interested in any spirit, or totally blind to the fact that we’re not having fun.

You see, people accept a certain condition in life: 'Okay, well, I have to do this, I have to do that, and there’s no hope, and I’m not going to see Christ because he’s dead.’ And they accept that. But the soul, or whatever you want to call that thing inside, is looking - it’s perfect. Everybody is potentially divine, and there’s this perfection in everybody, and it’s that thing that is crying out to say, 'Well, this isn’t it. This isn’t good enough for me. I want more money. I’ve got more money? I want more fame. Well, I’ve got more fame? Now that still isn’t it. I still want to be happy. This isn’t real happiness. Where do I find it?’ It’s that questioning and that searching within yourself, that you either give it up, or you find it.

—  George Harrison in response to Chris Willman’s question, “You helped popularize Eastern religion for a generation. Do you think the hunger for that is more or less strong now?”, 1987, published by EW, 14 December 2001