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Safe with me

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The Midnight Planétarium Watch

Solar System watch clock

Ever since the first cuckoo clock I ever read about in a book as a child, I have been obsessed with perfectly hand crafted timepieces and the traditional art of clockmaking. And for as long as I have loved clocks I have desired one particular timepiece into existence that showed the position and rotation of our plants around our star. Every few years I’d search online to see if it had come into existence yet, and then today, by sheer luck I finally stumbled onto it without even searching!


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We are the grand daughters of the witches that you could not burn.

Somos las nietas de las brujas que no pudiste quemar

via Twitter

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Sacred-Washing: A definition.


I’m surprised no-one has come forward and coined this term before, (I even Googled it to be sure) so I will go ahead!

Sacred-Washing: Sort of like “Green-Washing” but even better! You can potentially have “sacred sex” or “sacred connecting” with anyone, for any reason, as long as its called “sacred” and the people we “connect” with are “Gods” or “Goddesses”. (more…)

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The Secret Lake and a hidden place

The Secret Lake, Beloved Festival 2014
The Secret Lake, Beloved Festival 2014 (Tidewater OR)

I got back from Beloved a few days ago and intended to post privately here about the journey, but I’m finding it impossible to put it into words. It’s all sticky in my heart and mind still. I guess I’m still processing what happened there. I’m still processing even deciding to go at the last minute and see my previous partner there, in his element, connecting with girls who gathered around him a lot. It would have been a lot easier if he’d been less visible. And constantly bumping into him was weird in so many ways. I fell apart a few times only to be gently and patiently gathered up by the only person who has ever really understood me and never left my side. With his support I was able to more gently face my fears, stand tall and be strong in my own being, enjoying the juicy bounty of my favourite festival in the Universe. It was overall an incredibly positive, healing, bonding and magical experience returning to Beloved this year, which I feel this image gives a glimpse of. The photo isn’t manipulated at all by the way, it really looks like this at night. All the installations at Beloved had the ability to take you to another world, because they were so fantastical and unreal… (more…)

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Decisions, decisions

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety -Abraham Maslow

From my own experience so far in life I’m finding that I may as well step forward, every time. There is nothing safe in this world, it just feels safe until the illusion falls away, because nothing is permanent. I like the idea of stepping forward, because then it’s my choice, instead of being hurtled forward by the surprise of not being safe anymore. At least then, I can enjoy the illusion of feeling empowered and in control, through finally making the decision.

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Fidelity is a heroic achievement.


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Without suffering, would we have empathy?

The most beautiful people to be around are the ones with open minds

I know it’s not really related but it got me to thinking…

Do Psychopaths have a hidden suffering?

I often notice, with the surprising amount of sociopaths and psychopaths I’ve encountered in this short life, that they actually struggle with the inability to feel. They are willing to go to great lengths to feel something, even though nothing works, no matter how extreme their method progression runs. They are so intrigued by how much the rest of us feel and suffer that they often try to play with us and hurt us and watch us, like we are puppets… to try to imagine it, perhaps? (more…)

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You Are a Heart Being

heart being
Declare amnesty for the part of you that you don’t love very well. Forgive that poor sucker. Hold its hand and take it out to dinner and a movie. Tactfully offer it a chance to make amends for the dumb things it has done.

And then do a dramatic reading of this proclamation by the playwright Theodore Rubin: “I must learn to love the fool in me — the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”

via Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

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My Life’s Ambition

One day you will learn to give and receive love like an open window, and it will feel like Summer every day.

Don’t follow the Summers; feel like Summer :)

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How to get Windows 8.1 to recognise your Google Nexus 4, 5 or 7

You need to transfer photos and files to and from your Nexus but for some reason this process is not seamless with Windows 8. Here is the workaround: (more…)

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I have a Stellium (4 or more planets in a house) in my birth chart. What does it mean?

Joe Kennedy's Birth Chart

Do you have 4 or more planets in the same house? Your chart will show you if you have a few planets in a house. The chart above is of Joe Kennedy, with a stellium in the 12th house. President John F Kennedy had a stellium in the 8th house. If you have 4 or more in one house then your challenges are more than most in that area of your life or will be more exciting and super-charged than most in that area. (more…)

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90% off VideoBlocks Coupon

video-blocks-logoHere it is! I spent the last week downloading countless gorgeous stock videos like this one for free from Video Blocks by signing up and cancelling my subscription within the week.

video blocks 1 week free trial

However if a week isn’t enough for you, you can use my referral link to get 90% off Video Blocks usual yearly plan – usually it costs $79 a month for unlimited royalty free downloads or $474 per year which is well worth it but way too expensive for my freelance business. The site is continually updated with gorgeous fresh stuff.

Download from over 100,000 Stock Videos, Production Music, AE Templates & more! Here’s a coupon for a 90% discount: http://videoblocks.refr.cc/TXJVD8Q.

And if you’re looking for the same massive discount for royalty free stock photos, stock illustrations, icons in high res and vector format – check out my other post.

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Grammarly 1-week free trial

I use Grammarly all the time, for proofreading all project proposals, client emails and website content. It’s the best online proofreader – in my opinion – and also comes with a plagiarism checker, as well as a plugin for MS Office.

They have a 7-day free trial for a short time so we can try out their full membership offering.

Grammarly 1 week free trial coupon

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Treehouse 3 months free coupon!

Sweet! I’m totally self taught in the web design field so I’m fully in support of using whatever free resources are available to get into the field. I got news in my inbox that Treehouse is offering 3 months free for a short time, so grab it via this link: http://goo.gl/jZg4Z2

Treehouse deal

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90% off Graphic Stock Coupon or 1 week free trial

massive discount code for graphicstock.comIt seems the folks who offered us a week of free stock video downloads at VideoBlocks.com are now offering the same sweet deal on free stock image downloads for a week. I downloaded tons of gorgeous stock photos, images and icons for a bunch of projects I’m working on for free all week from GraphicStock.com. I signed up and successfully cancelled my subscription within the week to see if the trail offer was safe and legit before promoting it. Now you can too.

GraphicStock 1 week free trial of unlimited downloads

However if a week isn’t enough for you, you can use my referral link to get 90% off Graphic Stock’s usual yearly plan – usually it costs $49 a month for unlimited royalty free downloads or $588 per year which is well worth it but way too expensive for my freelance business. The site is continually updated with gorgeous fresh stuff, and with the coupon code its entirely affordable.

Download from over 100,000 completely royalty free photos, illustrations and icons in high res and vector format to use in any project! Here’s a coupon for a 90% discount: http://graphicstock.refr.cc/277VT7K. Enjoy!

And if you’re looking for the same massive discount for royalty free stock videos, royalty free production music, AE templates & more – check out my other post.

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Meet the Arctic 30

PETITION: Tell Russia to Release Greenpeace Activists

28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer have been charged with piracy and hooliganism in Russian Courts. See their faces. Even though the Arctic 30 were granted bail, piracy and hooliganism charges are still in place. These charges carry with them maximum sentences of 15 and 7 years in a Russian prison.

Please join the Greenpeace activists in becoming an Arctic Defender. Sign their petition to Russia’s US ambassador demanding Russia release the activists, the immediate withdrawal of the Russian Coast Guard from the Greenpeace ship, and an end to offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for good.

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Easy Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Cross Stitch Card - Handmade Card - PEACE JOY LOVE

My gran Heather is a great crafter and recently started making a line of handmade greeting cards that she sells at fleamakets. It inspired me to make my own Christmas cards this year for friends and family, so I started looking online for inspiration… (more…)

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Becoming Barenaked – the Indiegogo campaign

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Butternut Squash Wakame Casserole Recipe

wakameFrom The Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter

  • 2 Cups of onions sliced in thin half moons
  • 1 Cup of Wakame, Soaked and sliced into 2 inch pieces – SAVE the Water.
  • 2 TBS of sesame tahini – I like the toasted but either works
  • 1 tsp of shoyu (soy sauce) or we use tamari
  • ½ small buttercup or butternut squash – or whatever winter squash you favor.

Preheat over 350. Place onion in a saucepan with small amount of wakame water. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes
Remove and place in a small casserole dish. Mix wakame with onion. Dilute tahini with ½ cup of wakame water and shoyu. Mix this in with onion and wakame.
Smooth mixture evenly in dish, and layer squash over the top until covered. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10-15 min.
To remove excess liquid and slightly brown the top.

Serves 4-6


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