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It’s a foggy Monday so while we wait for Peri and her lighthouse to emerge from the mist, we’d like to invite you to another Gentle Encouragement Monday. We’ve all felt apprehensive about something and perhaps needed a gentle push in order to face it. If you feel the need for that type of encouragement, please message us. We welcome messages from any and all, anon or not. If you feel comfortable sharing your message with others publicly off anon, please include “ ** ” at the end of the ask. Otherwise, we will answer privately.

Due to some travelling, it may take longer than usual for responses, but rest assured. Some gentle encouragement will head your way should you need it.

In the meantime, may you always find your way. ~ The Far Meridian Team

anonymous asked:

Please answer for Primrose (becauseI am currently reading the Hunger Games for the first time :D) and Lily ^^

🌹🌹Primrose: If you could share one message with the world, what would it be?

🌹🌹Don’t measure your success against other people’s yardstick. Everyone comes from different places, has different opportunities, and their own happy accidents. Your success is your own, no matter the size in the scheme of the universe.

🌸🌸Lily: What’s something you’ve achieved that you are really proud of?

🌸🌸I have a really fantastic job. I made it through high school, and college, and graduate school alive. I have lived on my own since 18, have a wonderful, beautiful wife, 8 wonderful pets, and rent a house I can afford. I have a good life, even though my experience with an abusive family, repeated rape, and health issues could have stunted that. My lovely therapist said, at my intake interview, that I should be proud of the life I have built, because my circumstances should have prevented it. I am proud of the stability I have cultivated in my life.

Thank you for this! I am such an emotional wreck today, and this little bit of reflection really helped. 💕💕💕

HEY MARK

@markiplier

I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL AND YOU

We as a community love you and support you no matter what as we have shown with how we responded to your recent late night vlog.

But… IMMA NEED TO LEARN YOU SOMETHING.

You said in your ONI livestream that you wanted someone to compile a list of some of the games people wanted you to play.

WELL I HAVE A LIST FOR YOU hoo boi

I started it back in January of 2016. It has over 6 pages of various games. SIX PAGES!

And I realize that you get thousands of messages. Emails and posts just thrown at you. But I still try..

I have made a Google Doc. Shared with your gmail (both markiplier and markipliergame) and I would post the link here but honestly… I put some more personal stuff on there… ANYWHo 

JUST FOLLOW SOME SIMPLE STEPS!

-Go to your google drive

-Get to the search bar

-Look up “Markiplier Master Game Suggestions List”

-Click it 

-READ MY GLORY

-please

I do try to add more games when I can and some games are kinda old but still.

If you do see this, please give me some kind of signal?? Write on the doc, send me an ask, anything.

@markiplier

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Transgender woman Chyna Gibson shot and killed in New Orleans

  • Transgender woman Chyna Gibson was shot and killed outside of a shopping center in New Orleans Saturday night, according to the Times-Picayune.
  • Gibson was also a drag performer who went by the name Chyna Doll Dupree. Though the Times-Picayune did identify her as trans, it also chose to “dead name” Gibson, meaning it used her birth name in the story.
  • An anonymous friend told the Times-Picayune that Gibson was visiting her family in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.
  • Gibson’s friends and loved ones shared messages to her on Facebook in the hours shortly after her death.
  • “My heart breaks as this community must find a way to honor you in death and begin to move forward,” one person wrote. “The stage will never be the same!” Read more (2/26/17 11:13 AM)
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Opinion | What happened when an Orthodox Jewish congregation went to a gay bar to mourn Orlando
The Orlando attack fell during Shavuot, a joyous Jewish holiday.

When our synagogue heard about the horrific tragedy that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it was at the same time that we were celebrating our festival of Shavuot, which celebrates God’s giving of the Torah.

As Orthodox Jews, we don’t travel or use the Internet on the Sabbath or on holidays, such as Shavuot. But on Sunday night, as we heard the news, I announced from the pulpit that as soon as the holiday ended at 9:17 p.m. Monday, we would travel from our synagogue in Northwest Washington to a gay bar as an act of solidarity.

We just wanted to share the message that we were all in tremendous pain and that our lives were not going on as normal. Even though the holiday is a joyous occasion, I felt tears in my eyes as I recited our sacred prayers.

I had not been to a bar in more than 20 years. And I had never been to a gay bar. Someone in the congregation told me about a bar called the Fireplace, so I announced that as our destination. Afterward, I found out it was predominantly frequented by gay African Americans.

Approximately a dozen of us, wearing our kippot, or yarmulkes, went down as soon as the holiday ended. Some of the members of our group are gay, but most are not. We did not know what to expect. As we gathered outside, we saw one large, drunk man talking loudly and wildly. I wondered whether we were in the right place. Then my mother, who was with me, went up to a man who was standing on the side of the building. She told him why we were there. He broke down in tears and told us his cousin was killed at Pulse. He embraced us and invited us into the Fireplace.

We didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out that we had so much in common. We met everyone in the bar. One of the patrons told me that his stepchildren were actually bar-mitzvahed in our congregation. Another one asked for my card so that his church could come and visit. The bartender shut off all of the music in the room, and the crowd became silent as we offered words of prayer and healing. My co-clergy Maharat Ruth Friedman shared a blessing related to the holiday of Shavuot, and she lit memorial candles on the bar ledge. Then everyone in the bar put their hands around each other’s shoulders, and we sang soulful tunes. After that, one of our congregants bought a round of beer for the whole bar.

Everyone in the bar embraced each other. It was powerful and moving and real and raw.

After that we moved to the outdoor makeshift memorial service at Dupont Circle. There, too, we did not know what to expect. But as we gathered around the circle, people kept coming up to us and embracing us. One man we met there told us that his daughter sometimes prays with us. Others were visiting from Los Angeles but joined in full voice, clearly knowing the Hebrew words to the song we were singing.

As we were singing, I looked over at some gay members of our congregation and saw tears flowing down their faces. I felt the reality that we are living in a time of enormous pain. But I also felt that the night was a tremendous learning experience for me. I learned that when a rabbi and members of an Orthodox synagogue walk into a gay African American bar, it is not the opening line of a joke but an opportunity to connect; it is an opportunity to break down barriers and come together as one; it is an opportunity to learn that if we are going to survive, we all need each other.

I don’t think this article got very much traction last year, but I wanted to share it again.

Astrology couples in a nutshell

The nothing is good besides the sex couple:

Libra  x Scorpio, Virgo x Aries, Taurus x Sagittarius, Cancer x Aquarius, Pisces x Leo, Gemini x Capricorn

The unequal effort distribution couple:

Gemini x Taurus, Aries x Capricorn, Aquarius x Scorpio, Pisces x Libra, Sagittarius x Virgo, Cancer x Leo

The most awkward relationship: 

Taurus x Sagittarius, Virgo x Libra, Pisces x Aries, Aquarius x Capricorn, Scorpio x Gemini, Cancer x Leo

The they only like eachother when they aren’t sober couploe:

Leo x Scorpio, Aries x Capricorn, Pisces x Taurus, Sagittarius x Cancer, Aquarius x Virgo, Libra x Gemini

The everybody thinks they should be together but they are like “nah”:

Pisces x Scorpio, Cancer x Virgo, Capricorn x Taurus, Sagittarius x Leo, Aries x Aquarius, Gemini x Libra

Will accomplish all things with each other couple:

Libra x Sagittarius, Capricorn x Pisces, Aries x Gemini, Taurus x Cancer, Virgo x Scorpio, Aquarius x Leo

Mindblowing sex every time:

Aquarius x Gemini, Virgo x Scorpio, Aries x Sagittarius, Libra x Cancer, Pisces x Taurus, Capricorn x Leo

The I will literally do anything you ask me couple:

Scorpio x Cancer, Leo x Libra, Virgo x Scorpio, Pisces x Gemini, Sagittarius x Aquarius, Aries x Taurus, Capricorn x Virgo

So... I went to see Wonder Woman tonight...

And let me tell you - We were all amazed at Batman’s fight scene in Batman v Superman [when he was saving Ma Kent] - But he’s got nothing on Ms. Prince. Sorry, Batman-lovers [I am one, too, but…NO SPOILERS. But let me briefly talk about the fight choreography in WW - Kick. Ass. Ms. Jenkins did a tremendous job on this film. And Gal Gadot - Her portrayal of Diana of Themyscira was so effective that there was this one particular scene in the middle of the film that made me truly see why she was chosen to play the role - I can’t say no more coz I’d end up spoiling it for you guys D: But go see it! Oh, man, maaaaan. We need another Wonder Woman movie soon, is all I can say. 

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Yes, Romania is beautiful, but we can’t post images of our great castles or our breathtaking nature at this moment. Everything is in danger right now. The government of the PSD (the neo-communists) made corruption legal. It’s true, it’s great, would Trump say. But we’ve had our share of corruption. We’re done. We want transparency. We want to be a modern country. But now, those politicians want to legalize corruption and of course they are the ones who won’t end up in jail because of this new law. They steal our money and our lives. 

We, the people, can’t do anything about it, except this: protest and share our message with the world. We only want to live in this beautiful country with breathtaking nature and great cultural places, but without those corrupt and arrogant politicians. 

Please help us, and share. And Romanians: protest!

Kousuke
They’ve revealed the new Haikyuu production.
Tatsunari-kun, Shouhei-kun, thank you so very much.  I’m also looking forward to the brand new Karasuno!!!
And also, how should I say it…
I’m looking forward to enjoying the world of Haikyuu as a spectator. 
I’ll work hard too!

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@kaxpha for the Lost Lance!AU

I have a whole shit ton of headcannons about Blue and Lance for this AU and I honestly don’t know how much will match with what you already have so I’m going to put it under a cut.

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hey everyone it’s dani

i don’t know how else to put this. today james was found passed away in his home. i have spoken to his family and they don’t know what happened. an autopsy will be started tomorrow but they might not know anything for up to two months.

i don’t know what else to possibly say. i’m sure many of you knew how amazing of a person james was. he struggled, but he always remained strong and did his best to keep others happy and smiling. he really appreciated all of you for the things you did for him; helping donate water or help paying for his bills to keep his home. he wouldn’t have been around on this website so long if it weren’t for all of you.

if you’d like to extend any messages to his family to express your sympathies or share any stories, please message him here and i’ll do my best to pass them on.

thank you all so much

and to james, i really love you. i’ll really miss you. rest in peace.

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24-year-old trans woman Keke Collier shot and killed in Chicago

  • On Tuesday, 24-year-old trans woman Keke Collier was shot and killed in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, according to WLS-TV. Early reports misgendered Collier as male.
  • Shasha Lauren, a friend of Collier’s who has known her for two years, confirmed that the person described in the WLS report is Collier. 
  • According to LaSaia Wade, director of trans justice organization TNTJ Project, Collier also went by the name Tiara Richmond.
  • Lauren and other friends of Collier’s shared farewell messages about her on Facebook. Along with a message to Collier, they remembered T.T. Saffore, who was killed in Chicago in September.
  • Collier is the fourth reported homicide of a transgender woman in 2017. Read more (2/22/17 9:00 PM)
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'We are the last Auschwitz survivors' | Europe | DW.COM | 26.01.2017
She kept silent for 40 years. Yet, since Judith Rosenzweig learned the Holocaust is being denied with greater regularity, she decided to speak about the ghettos, forced marches and concentration camps she survived.
By Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com)

“In my memoirs I wrote: “I was born in paradise, then I was banished, just like Adam and Eve.” I was born in 1930, and I was nine years old when the Germans arrived in the Republic of Czechoslovakia. The occupation started with various decrees - we were not allowed to go to the park or the cinema. Then Jewish children were barred from attending school. We were not allowed to study and I only went to four classes. In late 1941 they began deporting Jewish families to the Theresienstadt ghetto. My family was taken there in March 1942. 

[…]

“Trains were leaving all the time. We had no idea what was happening to the people that were taken away. In 1944 they took us: my mother, my father and my sister. My brother was already gone by then. When we arrived in Auschwitz the women were put into one line, the men in another. That was the last time I ever saw my father, standing there among the other men. When you arrived in Auschwitz, the camp physician, Dr. Josef Mengele, decided who was fit to work and who wasn’t. Those who weren’t were sent to the gas chambers immediately. He declared myself, my mother and my sister fit to work. They sent us to a barracks where we had to undress and hand over our clothes. Then they sent us to the showers and gave us very thin clothing. The next day Mengele came in and once again decided who would be sent to work.

[…]

"When my sister and I returned home my brother was already there. But the house was empty. I told my brother and sister that I was going to Israel. I didn’t want to stay someplace that I was not welcome. But it took two years before I could go to Israel. Eventually I traveled from Marseille to Jaffa. The date was May 15, 1948 - the first day of the state of Israel.

[…]

"It is very important to me [that people remember what happened] because there are always people that say we made it all up. I have been to Germany a couple of times to speak at schools. It is important that our memories aren’t forgotten. My generation is the last of those who survived Auschwitz. It is really difficult to understand what was done to Jews, and why. That should never be allowed to happen again, and one must share that message with the world. You cannot kill people because of their religion.”