Healing Quotes 812

“Life is much more interesting when you make a bit of effort.”

~ Ai Weiwei, “Ai Weiwei: Never Forget.”

Healing Quotes 809

“No matter how dark the day, it always seems so much brighter when there’s a dog around.”

~ @MotherNatureNetwork

The Shadow of Mercury in Retrograde

So I figured out there is a fore-shadow for a few weeks before mercury goes into retrograde. Yeah lucky me. 🙂  I’m particularly, negatively sensitive to those times of the year when mercury is in retrograde. I learned of this when I decided to move out of state about ten years ago. To those of you who don’t believe planets’ movements around the solar system can negatively impact you, you are probably not susceptible to these negative influences, and congratulations to you.

I read recently that mercury is in retrograde 19% of the year, so yeah it is something you have to deal with and manage, if it effects\affects you. I learned that there is a shadow that can start a few weeks in advance and that it can fore-shadow the kind of impact of the coming retrograde.

So my refrigerator stopped working over the weekend. I was happy to get another used one on Monday from the apartment workers.

So I will try to be extra gentle with myself and take good care of myself. And I will try to delay making any major changes in my life during the retrogrades. I just don’t need to make that level of bad decisions anymore. Life is better when I can accept what my life is like without judging or doubting it all, in every area of my life.  🙂

Good and healing thoughts to you.

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Happy New Year

Happy new year my dear blog readers.

I went to bed very early on new year’s eve and found myself awake and refreshed at midnight. So I guess the universe wanted me to be there and aware.

After a few hours I decided to grab a pizza and watched the movie Frozen. There are so many parts of the movie that remind me of my childhood; I teared up a few times. Still had a great time.

I was looking around online for the show The Alienist on tnn. Bizarrely I found it available, with commercials, on their app. I thought for sure I couldn’t find it without extra cost.

I loved the book so much when it first came out. I never met anyone else who had even read it. I was hoping the series would be as good. I didn’t think so. But the series did show a lot of evil; in the killer, the politicians, the dirty cops, the millionaire businessmen, the pimps, and every casual observer in the streets who see and do nothing.

Shockingly I still had great fun bingeing the show and alternated with watching the parts of the Rose Parade that I wanted to with the sound on. I hate parade commentary. I love bands and thought the bands were great.  🙂

I was falling asleep trying to finish the last episode. But did it. I was so tired out from the huge focused session and because I had been awake 14 hours. So I went to bed and sleeping time. All in all, a good day and a great start to a new year.

Good and healing thoughts to you all.

 

 

 

Healing Quotes Littles 1001-1053

“Never underestimate me.

Unless, of course, you like having your expectations shattered, then by all means go for it.”

~ Just a James, @perfect_messs

“If they go away… let them…”

~ L.I.N.A., @funnyaires0418

“You get to decide who’s worthy and qualified to be a part of your life.”

~ Soyourelikethat, @soyourelikethat

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“Those who do not move do not notice their chains.”

~ Rosa Luxemburg

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.”

~ Joan Didion

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“If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage.”

~ Cynthia Ozick

“I didn’t set out to be a troublesome writer, but if that’s what I’ve been, I’m totally unrepentant.”

~ O Paz

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“Truth is an inseparable companion of justice and mercy.”

~ Pope Francis, @Pontifex

“What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complication.”

~ Nora Ephron

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“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.”

~ Bobbie Ann Mason

“The helpful thought for which you look is written somewhere in a book.”

~ Edward Gorey

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“Let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King

“There’s something magical about Joshua trees. They always look like they are frozen mid-dance. Maybe when we aren’t looking they start dancing again.”

~ R. Christensen

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“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends.”

~ Joshua Slocum

“Trust your gut.”

~ @deray, Deray McKesson

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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

~ Aldous Huxley

“Necessary reminder that it’s fine to stay the same! You aren’t a project to be constantly bettered. It’s fine to just *be* in this world- not improving, not refining, not getting stronger or healthier, but inhabiting your weird, magical, flawed self fully, just as you are.”

~ Ruby Tandoh, @rubytandoh

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Jesus was from a ‘shithole’ place. Nazareth, in the first century, was a minuscule town of only 200 to 400 people, where people lived in small stone houses, and say archeologists, garbage was dumped in the alleyways.

‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ says Nathanael when he first hears where the Messiah is from. That comment is understood by all New Testament scholars to be an insult directed at Jesus’ hometown.

God, in other words, came from a ‘shithole’ place. And during his time on earth, he pointedly asked us to welcome him whenever he appeared as a ‘stranger,’ or as one of our ‘least’ brothers and sisters.”

~ James Martin, SJ, @JamesMartinSJ

“Why aren’t disabled people allowed to speak for ourselves, write for ourselves, and tell our own stories?!”

~ Dominick Evans, @dominickevans

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“The next time someone says you’re ‘too political,’ tell them silence is a political stance. It’s a full throated endorsement of the status quo.”

~ Lee Camp [Redacted], @LeeCamp

“It’s 2018, but I keep writing ‘Fuck Trump’ on my checks.”

~ Victor Laszlo, @Impolitics

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“Be like the single blade of grass. For she too, has been trampled on, mowed down, and hit with such bitterly cold stretches that she had to shut down to survive. Yet still she stands upright with dignity, knowing that she endures, and still she dances with the wind.”

~ Sandra Kring

“We’re all in a complicated relationship with simplicity.”

~ Skinnie Talls, @SkinnieTalls

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“You can’t always be the smartest person in the room. But you can be kind.”

~ It’s Abby. Yep., @abbycohenwl

“We have been brainwashed into feeling shame about wanting goodness and happiness.”

~ emma magenta

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“We can build together or I can keep building alone. I’m good either way.”

~ FLACO, @NY_Pillow

“It’s kind of weird that we get such a kick out of seeing kindness when really it should be so normal that it doesn’t even register.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

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“I like to think that there’s a place somewhere inside me that has yet to be discovered, a lost city untouched by the modern world.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

“I hope the universe intrigues you today.”

~ probably awake, @JustTashie

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“I like to think that being genuine and kind releases invisible magic that can never be defeated.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

“Art is our weapon. Culture is a form of resistance.”

~ Shirin Neshat

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“Writing is making sense of life.”

~ Nadine Gordimer

“Writing is… that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger.”

~ Pico Iyer

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“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”

~ Steve Jobs

“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.”
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~ Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
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“Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.”

― Anne Lamott

“Ram Dass, who described himself as a Hin-Jew, said that ultimately we’re all just walking each other home. I love that. I try to live by it.”

~ Anne Lamott, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
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“My friend Terry says that when you need to make a decision, in your work or otherwise, and you don’t know what to do, just do one thing or the other, because the worst that can happen is that you will have made a terrible mistake.”

~ Anne Lamott

“Help” is a prayer that is always answered. It doesn’t matter how you pray–with your head bowed in silence, or crying out in grief, or dancing. Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.”
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~ Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
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“Even the silence has a story to tell you. Just listen. Listen.”

~ Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

“We aren’t a drop in the ocean, but are the ocean, in drops.”

~ Anne Lamott, Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son

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“You don’t have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It’s your life.”

~ Mandy Hale

“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”

~ Ray Bradbury

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“I’m here to be me, which is taking a great deal longer than I had hoped.”

~ Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

“I was usually filled with a sense of something like shame until I’d remember that wonderful line of Blake’s- that we are here to learn to endure the beams of love- and I would take a long deep breath and force these words out of my strangulated throat: “Thank you.”

~ Anne Lamott

“Doctor Strange is the most relatable superhero because he uses his vast powers to steal books from the library.
~ the library haunter, @SketchebyBoze
“Enjoy whatever books you want and don’t let anyone tell you you’re dumb or childish or immature for reading what you love.”
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~ the library haunter, @SketchesbyBoze
“And you ache for books you’ve not yet met.”
~ probably awake, @JustTashie

“My book doesn’t want me to get out of bed.”

~ Dull & Wicked, @dullandwicked

“He said, ‘Books or me.” I sometimes remember him when I’m buying new books.”

~ Unknown

“Read widely, and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.”

~ Joyce Carol Oates

“There were so many books on so many shelves, I knew I could live to be old without coming to the end of them. The sound of pages turning was the sound of magic. The dry liquid feel of paper under fingertips was what magic felt like.”

~ Emma Donoghue

“When I was a little girl who didn’t fit in, I read ‘Julie of the Wolves’ and decided that running away to live with a wolfpack was a really great life plan, and to be honest I’m starting to wish I hadn’t grown out of the idea.”

~ Myrrh, @ixis82