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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Seeing Ourselves

Daily Om:Many of us do not take the time to notice and acknowledge how beautiful we are as humans. We may be great lovers of beauty, seeing it in the people, places, and things around us, while completely missing it in ourselves. Some of us feel that it is vain to consider our appearance too much, or we may find that when we look at ourselves, all we see are imperfections. Often we come to the mirror with expectations and preconceived notions about beauty that blind us from seeing ourselves clearly.

As a result, we miss the beauty that is closest to us, the beauty we are. Sometimes we see our beauty in a shallow way, noticing how well we are conforming to social norms, but failing to see the deeper beauty that shines out from within and that will continue to shine regardless of how we measure up to society's ideal.

If we can cut through all these obstacles and simply appreciate how beautiful we are, we free up so much energy. We also become less dependent upon the opinions and feedback of others since we become our own greatest admirers. Many of us know that after a great yoga practice or a long, deep meditation, we are more able to see how beautiful we are....read more>>>....

Raven - Totem Bird of the Day

Raven Totem Meaning




The Rune Ansuz

The Rune Ansuz (Ansur) - A God
Ansuz (Ansur) literally means "A God" - the Allfather Odin. 'The breath of life'.

Ansuz refers to a personal ancestry that tracks back to the old gods. A rune of analysis, wisdom, inspiration.

As Ansur it has been linked to 'Ash' ... the tree of learning and being taught a trade or a skill. It is a rune of new opportunities and options (The breath of life)

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MOON - 24TH MAY 2018 (See the lights on the moon that shine independent of reflected sunlight)

“Let your spirit help you reach your highest aspiration here in this dream world” - Matthew James

“Let your spirit help you reach your highest aspiration  here in this dream world”  - Matthew James

"Memory Lane" - 26th May 2016

NANKEEN KESTREL - URAMBI HILLS
NANKEEN KESTREL - URAMBI HILLS



Friday, 25 May 2018

Introducing 'Genetic Algorithms'

Have you ever found yourself drifting into the same thought patterns? The same memories appear right on cue? Seemingly meaningless events from your past keeping replaying over and over, when you think about something; or think in the same way?

Is it the same with life's events? Is there some kind of repeating cycle in your life? That play out the same way, no matter how you try to act differently, or think differently?

If you do, you are not alone. Welcome to the A.I Hive Mind, and genetic internet ... with algorithms that are activated when you are about to act or think in a way that the program doesn't want you to think or act. Instead the algorithms are programmed to distract your perceptions and your thoughts, with a series of thoughts or memories that will stop you acting against the will of the programmers (Archons).

Its the same with so much of the memory loss we are blighted with. Its genetic algorithms that seemingly kick in to prevent us thinking freely. Our wonderful left brain has been wired to hold is in servitude and imprisonment. Its another 'secret' the elite don't want you to know about. These algorithms CAN be overrode and their seemingly meaningless thoughts and memories ignored. It is a distraction ... your cycle of repeating experiences are down to your perceptions ... which are so easily hijacked by these genetic algorithms. Once the perception/thought which is being hijacked, is recognised and isolated, it is possible to prevent the hijacking. Once the hijacking ceases and the correct perceptions are able to flow ... then your life cycle will no longer repeat itself ....

Deer - Totem Animal for the Day

deer totem meaning


Why do you like specific music over others? Turns out our expectations and biases greatly impact how our brain responds to music

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-24-why-do-you-like-specific-music-over-others-turns-out-our-expectations-and-biases-greatly-impact-how-our-brain-responds-to-music.html
Natural News: Has it ever occurred to you that you might be unconsciously favoring certain songs because you know they were performed by professionals? In a Science Daily article, American researchers reported that our biases and expectations affect the way our brain interprets music.

A multi-university team led by researchers from the University of Connecticut (UConn) took a look at this matter. In their study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, they found that the brain changed its response to music if it is led to believe the performer is an amateur or a professional. Furthermore, once the bias is set, people needed to make an effort to overcome it. The experiment was held at UConn’s Brain Imaging Research Center. It involved 20 participants who lacked any formal training in music...read more>>...

“...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.” ― David Mitchell

“...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.” ― David Mitchell

Scientists create half human - half chicken embryo in the lab

S.O.T.T: Until now, scientists have been unable to answer how certain cells in a developing embryo decide to become muscles or limbs, while others become bones and nerves.

But now researchers led by Dr Ali Brivanlou, from Rockefeller University in New York, have achieved the unimaginable in a shock experiment. By grafting petri dish-grown human cells onto the embryo of a chicken the scientists were for the first time ever able to observe how cells organise themselves.The study was published this week in the science journal Nature where the scientists unveiled the inner machinations of so-called 'organiser cells'.

Organiser cells are responsible for the formation of a cell's top, bottom and back and essentially dictate how the human body takes its form. Dr Brivanlou said: "No one knew what happens after the ball of cells attaches itself to the uterus." The startling experiment could now promise to circumvent the ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryos in laboratory experiments.

Countries like the US ban the use of embryos more than 14-days-old, which is about the time organiser cells begin to form. In the new study, the researchers bypassed the rule by growing embryo-like structures derived from human embryonic cells....read more>....

"The road of true self awareness, is not an easy road; it is not a five minute trail. Once you have passed the threshold of no return it is something you must dedicate the rest of your life to" - Matthew James

"The road of true self awareness, is not an easy road; it is not a five minute trail. Once you have passed the threshold of no return it is something you must dedicate the rest of your life to" - Matthew James

You Are Not Crazy

Daily Om: Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we're losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability.

The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our car keys where we eventually find them, to wondering if we're seeing things clearly when everyone around us seems to be in denial of what's going on right in front of their eyes. For most of us, the key to survival at times like these is to step back, take a deep breath, and regain our composure. Then we can decide what course of action to take.

Sometimes a time-out does the trick. We take a day off from whatever is making us feel crazy and, like magic, we feel in our right mind again. Talking to an objective friend can also help. We begin to see what it is about the situation that destabilizes us, and we can make changes from there. At other times, if the situation is particularly sticky, we may need to seek professional help...read more>>>...

Sacred Kingfisher - Totem Bird of the Day

Sacred Kingfisher Totem Meaning








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FIRST LIGHT OVER LAKE TUGGERANONG
FIRST LIGHT OVER LAKE TUGGERANONG

“Change has to be hard because you're fighting against inertia.” ― James Thornton


Facetime Live Postponement

A thousand and one apologies ... we were unable to broadcast our anticipated Facebook live program with Matthew James.

Our broadband quality is very erratic, and proved to be too slow at the critical times ... even though it is advertised as superfast fibre ... it is not the case when it comes to providing a reliable service for live broadcasts.

We considered attempting a live broadcast via Iphone but opted for a postponement until a later date so we can broadcast a far more professional show via our studio facilities. So watch this space. Virgin Media you should be ashamed of yourselves for providing such an inconsistent service to your customers. 

"Memory Lane" - 25th May 2017

MUTE SWAN CYGNETS - YARROW PARK
MUTE SWAN CYGNETS - YARROW PARK




Thursday, 24 May 2018

Top Ayurvedic Home Remedies and Practices to Improve Wellbeing

Waking Times: Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that originated in the Indian Vedic culture. It is one of the oldest healing modalities that is still practiced today. Ayurvedic home remedies are very practical for people looking to address anxiety and stress. Moreover, Ayurvedic practices can improve mental clarity, sleep, pain, stiffness, hair, skin, and more....read more>>>...


“Only the forgotten are truly dead.” ― Tess Gerritsen

“Only the forgotten are truly dead.” ― Tess Gerritsen

Family removes Alexa devices after it sends recordings of their private conversations to a stranger

S.O.T.T: A concerned family is speaking out after they claim that their Amazon Alexa device recorded a conversation they were having in their home, and sent it to a random contact who alerted them to the fact that he had heard everything they said.

A homeowner named Danielle, who asked for her last name to remain anonymous, told KIRO 7 that she and her husband were in their house, discussing home improvement projects and hardwood floors when they received an urgent call from one of her husband's employees in Seattle.

"The person on the other line said, 'unplug your Alexa devices right now, you're being hacked,'" Danielle said.

"We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house," she said. "At first, my husband was, like, 'no you didn't!' And the (recipient of the message) said 'You sat there talking about hardwood floors.' And we said, 'oh gosh, you really did hear us.'"
The employee sent the couple the email he had received with the audio files, and Danielle confirmed that it was, in fact, a direct recording of their conversation. She told KIRO 7 that the Amazon Alexa had access to every room in her house because it controlled the heating, lighting and security system in her home....read more>>>...

Gripe of the Day

The Psychic Fame Whore
We thought we'd touch base with a particular gripe of ours. It what we call 'The Psychic Fame Whore'. This terminology is similar to that of the Fame Whore in any other aspect of human society.

But in this instance, it is the 'psychic medium', and we use that title loosely, who has totally forgotten the 'terms of engagement' of being a 'psychic' in the public arena. The primus operandi (Is that the right term?) is 'to serve the general public, especially those who are in need of your guidance and insight.' The 'psychic medium' we refer to only serves themselves and uses the general public for adoration and for popularity. The title is generally used as a fashion statement and the means of being controversial; and for getting the attention they crave. They are generally insecure individuals who need to find some kind of identity they can become; which is generally not really themselves.

The 'Psychic Fame Whore' sets out to become famous, and well known, and stops at nothing to go on all and sundry TV programs to get their face out there. During the few occasions they are on a show which is psychic relevant, their evidence is poor to say the least. Their egos are elevated, and they have become addicted to the apparent life of the TV celebrity. The Psychic Fame Whore has had their first high, and like the heroin addict, they seek that high again. Thus they keep going for the buzz of being the celebrity. Eventually the craving and the addiction will ruin their lives.

They forget that being a 'psychic medium' is not using the title as a fashion statement; nor is it for notoriety and celebrity status. Being a psychic medium is really all about the hard, and often obscure, work that is undertaken helping people to sort out their lives. It should be done behind closed doors. and in privacy. It is not about letting the ego strut itself before the TV screens ...

Sadly there are a number of these individuals out there ... and the mud that is thrown at them has a tendency to stick on the attire of the genuine psychics who use their popularity to get to as many troubled people as they can; that they wouldn't normally be able to without recognition. The psychic who does this, is more often than not humbled by the chance for their face being put out there; they are generally happy to slink back into obscurity ... they do not purposely go to places which are famous areas you go looking for TV work (Hollywood)

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas A. Edison

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas A. Edison

Mindfulness Quotes for the Day


Anthocyanin-rich blueberries improve gut health and reduce chronic inflammation

Natural News: Blueberries have been found to improve gut health and reduce chronic inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins that contain anti-inflammatory properties and may improve the gut microbiota.

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia wanted to determine whether blueberry supplementation would change the gut microbiota, reduce systemic inflammation, and improve insulin resistance. In conducting their study, the research team fed male mice with low-fat, high-fat, or high-fat and blueberry powder diets for eight weeks....read more>>>...

Taking Counsel in a Circle

Daily Om: When we sit in a circle together and share our thoughts and feelings, we participate in a powerful, unifying practice whose origins stem from the very beginning of human time. All early cultures practiced some form of this ritual, which gives each individual in the group a voice, and at the same time reveals the one voice, and the ultimate unity, of the group.

This profound and simple way of talking and listening has experienced a modern rebirth in counseling, social work, and spirituality.

Most circles benefit from the presence of a leader who opens the circle by calling in angels, spirit guides, and ancestors - beings of light who will be present with those taking counsel. The leader may announce a theme for the circle, or one may simply evolve from the unstructured expressions of each participant.

The circle continues for as long as feels right, at which point the leader may summarize what has been said, perhaps leading everyone in a moment of silence before the circle disbands....read more>>>...

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it" - Dorothy M.Neddermeyer

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it" - Dorothy M.Neddermeyer

Sparrow - Totem Bird of the Day

Sparrow Totem Meaning



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ASHNESS BRIDGE
ASHNESS BRIDGE

"Memory Lane" - 24th May 2016

GALAH @ STRANGER POND
GALAH @ STRANGER POND

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

#7 'Mysterious Force' - The Magic Of The Raven

There is a hidden power - a mysterious force - just below the surface of our lives; lurking. Waiting to create, but also awaiting a sign to destroy. This mysterious force is neither good or bad. It is neutral. It is our thoughts that determine whether it presents itself as a vice or a virtue. 

This mysterious force is behind nearly everything that can be deemed profound. Inexplicable. Unexpected. It orchestrates that which is completely life changing. A sudden fork in the road. The unprecedented offer of help. It is this power at work. 

When it occurs we should be eternally grateful for those invisible hands pulling the strings of the fates ... 

The Magic Of The Raven Oracle - copyright Matthew James 2017

“Sometimes, we get a glimpse of our own highest potential” - Matthew James

“Sometimes, we get a glimpse of our own highest potential” - Matthew James