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November musings

November musings

Tomorrow marks the 4th anniversary of my beloved blog.  I’ve changes the look and feel numerous times during this period, more often this year than before.  Not just that, I’ve slowly changed how I write as well, at least that’s what it feels like from where I sit.  But somehow I feel like its time to find a theme more minimalist and monochrome than the ones I’ve used in the past, its been on my mind lately, especially today, on the eve of the 4th year mark.

Lets see.  I’m still undecided on it.  If/when it happens, you will be the first to know. 🙂

Also, its never ceases to amaze me of how quickly time is passing us by – just like that its November 2017, and just like that it is 4 years <3, I suppose time moves faster when you’re having a good time.

Happy November!

xo

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Broken but pretty

Broken but pretty

Have you ever bought something simply because its pretty, even though there are plenty of other alternatives which serve the purpose.  Well, I did recently when I bought this crystal bottle perfume dispenser simply for its vintage charming looks, just so I could use it for spritzing rose water on my face before my makeup routine or after a hot sweaty day to refresh my skin.  My ideas always start out fancy and grand, but I was in for a huge disappointment when the item finally arrived and it had a tiny little hole in the bottom of the glass bottle leading it to leak rose water all over my table.

Needless to say, my mind instantly conjured up the fact that its broken but pretty, a cruel metaphor for my own life perhaps.  After all, don’t we all seek out symbols as a way to make sense when things feel chaotic (No? Just me? okay then.), and an indication of my own life needing some attention and care.

Or (the more realistic version) maybe it was just an item with a manufacturing defect, or one which was damaged because of poor shipping and handling.

Either way, its as thought provoking as it is pretty.

Peace & Love

xo

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Black & white

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Black & White

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always thought of life as black & white, and very proudly so. Choices as simple or clear as yeses and nos, forever cringing at shades of grey and striving to keep my life as tidy (and often stark) as black and white..  But you know what I never realized till this very morning, the world, this life, or our choices are neither black & white nor shades of grey, it’s colorful and vibrant, and what a pity that I’ve been limiting myself this way even without realizing it.

Why do we do this, constantly think in self-limiting patterns, always finding ways to self-deprecate, and feel like we are not enough, that life is limited, or that there isn’t enough good in the world, or that we somehow don’t deserve the best.  Why do we try to fill our lives by constantly reaching for things that make us feel bad about ourselves, surround ourselves with people who are “emotionally unavailable” or who make us feel like we are not enough. Again, a very unconscious choice, only to realize it long after we’re left feeling depleted.

Maybe its high time to introspect and see where these patterns are originating from and heal it with a little TLC.

Peace & Love

xo

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New eclipse, who dis?

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I’ve been fascinated by eclipses and other cosmic events, especially in the recent past (say 3 years now).  I like reading about this stuff and believe that some movements of the planets millions of miles away has an effect on us.  Anything in the realm of mystical and magical intrigues me.  Perhaps a part of me still believes in it, despite everything life has shown me so far. And yes, its a part I protect most.

“A total eclipse of the sun belongs on everyone’s bucket list.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

This solar eclipse, which sadly wasn’t visible in my side of the world, still feels like the cosmic event of the year (for me & maybe those who are seeking change).  For the last few years, I have noticed repetitive patterns, like I am waking up to the same day, meeting the same people, living in the same reality, often feeling stuck, and I remember telling friends on many occasions that I feel like my life is in a state of limbo.  But lately (about two months now) I feel like some major change is on the way (or maybe even here, after all everything is only a matter of a shift in perception), and while this would normally make me anxious, a part of me is relieved.

Do I only attribute this shift of perception to astrology – certainly not; but would I completely discount it – again, no.

I suppose only time will tell about whats coming next, but instead of dreading it, I am looking forward to it, and for some of us that is huge.

Whether you believe in the science behind such events or the magic, today will be a day which causes shifts, and effect a new beginning. So enjoy this moment and look forward to whats to come.

Whether astrology is science or magic, we’re open to most things, if they may be of benefit. ~ Ed.

Peace & Love

xo