Natasha Marsh is a Welsh operatic soprano. A highly-regarded performer in both opera and oratorio, her debut album, Amour, topped the classical album charts in 2007. "Ai Giochi Addio" is a love song written by Italian composer Nino Rota (1911 - 1979) in 1968.
It's not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.
Sturgill Simpson - "Breakers Roar"
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To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
The wood table technique
Hi, today I would like to share the above technique. Though I have talked about this elsewhere, I wish to go over it again, in more detail, here. It is so key to many things in life and so important, I hope you find it useful too. What I finally realized while living in Santa Barbara, CA was how to find out how to make good decisions for my body, when I could not tolerate many mistakes. I later learned that this is a spiritually valuable key in life. After hurting myself over and over and wasting time and money, this technique slowly became more and more integrated in my life as a necessity.
It started one day like this. I walked in to a store and proceeded to find interesting products for my well being. I picked up a product and my senses enjoyed it, yet after several damaging mistakes to my health, I now had hesitation. For some reason, this one day, I closed my eyes, I imagined taking the substance. In my imagination, I could seem to taste and then feel the product. If my memory serves me, I ignored this "fantasy" the first couple of times. Then I started to see its value. I began to see the connection between the physical body and the imagination. I used to call this the "image technique" because I would study an image in my minds eye until satisfied I had the right knowledge whether or not to proceed. Eventually, I figured out the key.
So here is the technique, and I will try and explain how it works. It works particularly well with food choices, since this is something we experience with many senses. Though can be used for almost any decision. As my example, I will use a powdered drink mix. If you are able to hold or touch the item while doing this technique, all the better. 1)Touch or hold the item if possible, or even a photograph of it. 2)close your eyes, imagine you are comfortably sitting at a wooden table you enjoy (or another material if you prefer). In this case while I am sitting at this "imaginary" table I will go ahead and make this powdered drink mix, pour it into a glass, and drink it. I will then watch my "imaginary" senses VERY closely. 3)Now this is the part that takes the working of a muscle many of us do not use at will: you have to watch your imaginary body AND at the SAME TIME see what your earth body is experiencing. This is the very delicate golden thread that will take time to thicken and strengthen. It is important to do this without judgement if you wish to see the truth. So, I am telling you, that the dream or "imaginary" world will give you REAL information that can help you while you are on earth! To me this is like magic. Yet, now, I see it is just another science that is not yet mainstream. If you are like myself, this will most likely take some very deep practice and concentration. Particularly when ill, I sometimes found it hard to concentrate. I would either focus just on my earth body or just on my imaginary body sensations. It can be a very challenging skill at first that sometimes requires a surgeon's touch. Again, the key is to see how your imaginary body sensation affect your physical body. Be careful not to add sensation, just consume the product or whatever you are trying to figure out in the "imaginary" world and let the experience show you the truth.
The reason this works, is because indeed, the "imaginary" and the earth world are linked in a very real way. As we learn to build this link through feeling we become attuned to this inner space and more awake. So this is why I put "imaginary" in quotes, because it is actually a very real reality. Most of it can be so abstract we pay no attention. With this technique, you can bring imagination into your practical everyday life!
Toward health and love-
I love thinking about the universe, the stars, the vastness of space and infinity. It opens the mind, and gets me to appreciate my little corner of this place we call Earth. Here are a couple of lovely videos that inspire with images of earth and space.
( I recommend full screening the videos, and hitting pause button on ocean waves at the bottom of your computer screen. Tip: hit play and then pause until at least 2 inches of video bar loads to avoid stop and starts). Enjoy!
This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses. Project Yosemite Website: https://projectyose.com Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/projectyose Twitter: twitter.com/projectyose Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support!
Yosemite HD II
A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.
THE ONE MINUTE MEDITATION:
Hi all, I've been telling people about the 1 minute meditation to invite our invisible friends or masters of the highest good into our lives on a daily basis. I suggest just one minute, because everyone has time for that. What you do is just close your eyes and look a the "movie screen" behind your closed eyes. Then ask your guide of the highest good to recommend guidance, wisdom, and anything that will lead you to your dream life. I almost see this as an emergency for people, because so many let there lives carry on with no awareness of guides. Some of these beings we have access to, are simply friends we know but don't remember. They just did not incarnate with us this round. We only have so much awareness resource. When we close the eyes, some of that resource that goes towards processing life can now be re-purposed towards hearing the masters, our forgotten friends, or our own higher self's message. Don't be too surprised when your invitation for guidance happens quick or slowly, as the masters know best. Watch for funny coincidences, and thoughts that sound like your own, but FEEL like someone incredibly wiser or possibly even humorous. If you wish, try and have a conversation with one of these beings. Regular efforts bring the results. The main reason it is so important to ask daily, is these angelic masters will not interfere unless you ask for assistance, it is the rule. They will respect our wishes. Yet they are so willing and ready to help. The one minute meditation begins the journey.
Another scientist bringing consciousness and technology together:
Enlightenment engineering--tech as catalyst for inner & outer peace: Mikey Siegel at TEDxSantaCruz
After working at NASA and MIT, Consciousness Technologist Mikey Siegel began to ponder another use for technology: facilitating extraordinary states of wellbeing by helping to reduce stress and increase joy. So how DO we "hack" consciousness? He has some thoughts about that.
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