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It has been a long time, for time flies swiftly when we are exploring, (perforce,) the peaks and valleys of our respective inner landscapes. My health dips more during seasonal transitions, and this Autumn is no different. However, I’m back, at least for today, and with these photos to share.

Taken by Amanda and Luke, at Hartlebury Castle Museum, they show a little of the history, toys, things, and fashions which have left their mark. Plus some sculptures old and new. (The bar is modern, but still makes a good pic.)

The museum is situated in Worcestershire, and is open to the public for most of the year.

I hope to return with part two in this series very soon, though my internet attendance record is a bit patchy. Working on my old mac can be so like taking a wheezy and arthritic old dog out for a walk, that I may have to buy it a wheelchair, (like a mini version of mine.)  Therefore please forgive me if my replies to comments come late. Such tardiness!

 

Namaste, and thanks from my heart to you all ~ Amras.

 

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
― Mahatma Gandhi 

 

 

 

Photography©Amanda Moloney.

The Ancestral Structure

The Ancestral Structure

A long time ago, before we arrived,  the stage was all set for matter alive.

Each one, a rung, on the spiralling stair, we all belong to each other’s care.

 

 

Even though the year feels barely begun, I am watching chestnut leaves turning to gold, and drop to Earth. Despite all the commotion in the world, the fallen leaves always remind me of corn flakes.

On those days when the sun still shines warm and brightly, I sit in my comfortable wheelchair, under the shade of the green magnolia tree. And, I sometimes marvel at the contrast between now, and what life on Earth was like, just ten years ago. I prefer things the way they are now, (though not my health, obviously), because while knowledge may not be bliss, ignorance had simply disempowered us all.

It is so very sad to observe our brothers and sisters who are choosing to divide, and to conquer. More so, when any child can understand that we have but one source, origin, and sustenance. Our shared lineage is sacred, and we are each as a tiny leaf on a mighty and ancient tree. This is the ancestral structure, and the planet Earth is the holy foundation on which it rests.

While sat under the tree, I visualised the ground beneath my wheels being as clear as glass, and allowing me to perceive the greatness that reaches out to us from the heart of below. And it looked to me as if the great mother’s arms are outstretched to us, longing that we should respond, in love.

When the temperature dropped, as it often does on even the brightest of English days, Luke fired up our wood burner, enabling me to stay outside for just a little while longer.  In the burner I spotted a spider, trapped on a piece of chopped wood, surrounded by flames, and I imagine that I felt her despair.  I reached into the flames and called her. She ran straight onto my hand, and took refuge, to calm her nerves, in a fold of my coat. Or so it seemed. When you realise that all life is one, it’s obvious that the feelings of even the smallest creatures are our feelings too. Life is a sharing experience. I implore heaven, to rescue those human souls who are surrounded by the fires of man’s creation.

It has been many hours since I wrote the first paragraph, and the moon is now practically overhead. I don’t know about you, but for the last few days, to me, the sun has appeared larger, and the moon brighter than ever before. Fascinating.

With those words I must bow out, and send my sincerest thank you to all followers, and likers; because together, I’m sure that we are delivering positive influences, effectively, into the living ethers. Namaste from Mr A.

 

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I thought I saw Jesus

on a tram.

I said “Are you Jesus?”

He replied “Yes I am”.

~ Spike Milligan.

Artwork ©Francis Moloney.

Real Differences

 

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When those silent, ever-present, guardian angels are invited, and allowed, to participate in our affairs, then all of life’s little lessons generate joyous outcomes.

The spectrum of emotional challenges which our souls may encounter, are experienced as being more or less overwhelming, depending upon how far we are straying from centre.

 

Without going out of my door

I can know all things on earth

With out looking out of my window

I can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels

The less one knows

The less one really knows

 

Those who are missed by many whom they have never met, except through their computer screens, will surely collect many fine souvenirs, when they pass, to remind them of how well their lives were lived.

 

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From the centre look outwards, then from the circle look inwards. Yin becomes Yang becomes Yin; ad infinitum. Removing attention from these particulars, absorb the whole, and be guided to realise that in every moment that passes, divine balance is available.

 

Analytical thinking,
which divides and dissects,
does not satisfy the needs
of the spirit,
for the spirit finds peace
in unity,

 

When I was small, I could see no real differences between people. Growing up, I learned to love many cultures, and chose to work in a so-called multi-cultural environment. I hated the nonsense of division: even a child can understand that humanity is one, a family of souls, experiencing infinite complexity in infinite diversity. And even a child can know that all life is both miraculous and irreplaceable. And, to this day I still cannot see any real differences between people.

 

 

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Yet, when compassion fails in others, through patience,  may we find many gifts of divine growth in ourselves.

 If it were not for the scorn, the way would not be sacred.

With my deepest appreciation for all readers, likes, and follows. I hope you have enjoyed this stream of consciousness post. Thank you so much for your support, and your friendship. It really helps during the difficult hours. Until next time, Namaste from Amras.

Quotes from “Tao Te Ching”.

Radiant Heart

Artworks ©Francis Moloney.

 

 

 

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We study so hard, reading, practicing, meditating, ever more and more; to generate ever more inspiration for ourselves.

In consequence of this, if we are ethical and discerning individuals, who follow our hearts, we will encode our bodies with the genetic and subtle information intended to ensure that in the future, we are *born knowing, and owning all that material.

This releases the old stresses from our minds, and we are now set free to explore ever greater heights of awareness, and unity.

Just as our ancestors strove for our sakes, so we strive to develop the light of learning within ourselves, on the behalf those waiting to be born. It is for our honour.

As surely as that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, the consequences for souls who “turn a blind eye” to other’s suffering are certain to be unhappiness in equal measure. It’s blindingly obvious.

A future blessed by innocence, or marred by guilt are the choices we face; and, either way, the winners take all.

Kindness is the key to the door of the branch of knowledge that is useful – and harmless is the fruit that life craves most.

 

*We are born with every breath.

 

Until next time, with good wishes from Amras – who is functioning currently at acceptable parameters; Namaste.

 

 

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that

my inner and outer life depend upon the labours of other men, living and dead,

and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure

as I have received and am still receiving.”

~ Albert Einstein.

The images were taken at Chichester Cathedral ~ Photography ©Luke Moloney.

Not Least of Eden

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Top of the day to each and everyone. I thought that with this bunch of pics, today would be a good day to wind up our Eden Project series. It has been difficult to ‘triage’ the pics for use in this series, so much variety. I hope they make a good tonic for your eyes.

Amanda and Luke plan to visit another big old house, somewhere in England, tomorrow; and perhaps another feast of photos will ensue.

Thank you to all readers and followers, for your kind support. My health has improved since the recent episode, and, as I lie here now, watching butterflies play in the chestnut trees outside my window, I am enjoying relative bodily comfort. Long may it last.

Back soon I’ll be with something new, I’ll know not what until I do. Until then, Namaste from Amras.

 

 The world is dying

only for the people

who strive to kill it,

But for the people

who love and care

for the world, it is

just being born.

(L.M.)

 

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

Released from Eden

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Greetings to all. It has taken a little longer for me to be getting on with things, this post was intended to go out last weekend, but, unfortunately, I’ve been spending days in excruciating pain, (as must all who carry a chronic condition.)

Although I spent a day in hospital, I, and my consultant both know that apart from the care and support that I already receive, (and for which I am immeasurably grateful,) there is very little that can be done for me in the allopathic field. From my perspective, however, hospital tests are useful monitors, helping me to make informed choices for my developing needs.

Meanwhile, we as a family were negotiating one of life’s larger crossroads. But that is another story, and one which I would love to write about. Maybe soon.

Right, back to the post, with more from The Eden Project, or, Edenva, as the locals are said to call it. There will be one more post from Eden soon, but for now, I hope you enjoyed the above; and, hats off to Amanda for her camera skills.

There are so many fine writers, poets, artists, photographers, thinkers, and wits, on WP;  I want to say thank you to all.  And, If I’m ever a little late getting back to you please forgive me. Here’s a little something I feel you might enjoy:

 

Ten Fun Facts:

1. You can’t wash your eyes with soap.

2. You can’t count your hair.

3. You can’t breathe through your nose, with your tongue out.

4. You just tried no. 3.

6. When you did no. 3, you realised it’s possible, only you look like a dog.

7. You’re smiling right now because you were fooled.

8. You skipped no. 5.

9. You just checked to see if there is a number 5. 

10. Share this with your friends to have some fun too.

Anonymous genius.

 

Namaste, and peace, from Amras.

 

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

 

A Feast of Eden

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One thing about England, is the way that in just a day, you can travel the world over, and still get home in time for tea. It’s like beaming instantly to different countries. Inside its impressive ‘Bio-domes,’ the Eden Project provides recreation for rain-soaked Brits, and our welcome visitors.

The Eden Project looks to me, like an interplanetary base. A sort of travellers rest for jaded space explorers.  These pics were taken when Amanda visited, in 2010. I hope you like them. I am planning two follow-up posts from Eden for the near future.

As my health has been pretty poor of late, I have just had tests done at home, which will be discussed during my coming hospital visit.  Healing prayers sincerely welcomed.

With that, I shall bow out, gracefully. Wishing you peace, and fulfilment – Namaste from Amras.

 

“Finally, may we indeed, keep in our hearts, that our humble blogs are the spirits that keep the World Wide Web humane. Let us use this gift to flourish as people! Let us cherish one another! And be thankful for one another, because at some point, we touch our respective lives.”  ~ Aina Balagtas https://lyricssentimentsandme.wordpress.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Project

 

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

 

Greenhorn to Angel

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Namaste, and greetings. It has taken more time than I intended to get back to you with part two of our Hanbury Hall pics.  The ol’ ‘condition’ kicked in, and I was challenged to do anything; other than *endure.

But, with the summer rain gently drenching the chestnut trees outside my window, I feel good to go.

A house that has been frozen in time, the visitors are the only things that move.  All this opulence, yet the dinner plates remain forever empty.  The wooden toys remind me of many still being sold when I was small. Very disappointing things they were too, (apart from Airfix models, and Mecano sets.)  I possessed many more books than I did toys, and spent as much time as I could in the woods, exploring.

A good friend of Amanda owns a house like this, and, to keep the house aired in the days before I became house-bound, she would very kindly ask us to move in while she was abroad. This way, I have experienced both homelessness, and stateliness; and for me, somewhere in between seems best.

I shall take this opportunity to thank our friends and followers, and to wish you a very blessed summer/winter, where ever on Earth you happen to be.

Until next time, from this greenhorn who wishes to become an angel, peace from Amras.

 

Remember (Your Name),

The first thing that I taught you

After you woke from your long sleep

In my womb – was Love.

 

 

*I’ve had some medical attention this week, and a hospital visit has been arranged for next month. I’ll let you know.

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

The Story Goes

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Greetings dear readers. A few days ago, Amanda and Luke went to Hanbury Hall, where they took these pics for us. Hanbury Hall is a stately home situated somewhere in Worcestershire, (pronounced ‘wustersher’,) and is the property of our National Trust. It is also open to the public all year round.

Such ‘wealth’ on show, yet sorrow cannot be bought off. The story goes that the former owner of the house died tragically, leaving no heirs. But, would one not be inclined to imagine that to live in such a house would be paradise? I think not, certain as I am that stateliness never cancelled karma.

Being housebound, I don’t get to experience these places any more, and so I am immeasurably grateful that my family enjoy going out with their cameras to capture these images for me.  And, I, in return, like to share them with you. I hope you like them.

I will post the pics from the inside of the house next time, which (all being well,) will be soon.  My body hasn’t  fared comfortably this year so far, and any healing wishes you send will be very gratefully received.

So, with my sincerest thanks to all my fellows, and followers, ’til next time, peace, and namaste from Amras.

 

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;

but remember that what you now have

was once among the things you only hoped for.” Author Unknown 

 

 

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

 

1-Pan-Densities

Consciousness is key – please enjoy:

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Imagine a dot: 1

 

2nd Density

Now, imagine another dot, and draw a line from one dot to the other: 2

 

3rd Density

Now imagine that the line is the shadow of a needle: 3

 4th Density

 Now, place a tiny flee on your needle,

and let him go for a walk around the needle,

 – It takes a little time: 4

Imagined

Now remind yourself that all this is happening in your imagination: 5

You have just experienced dimensions one to five.

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“Work appears when the worker is ready”.

Let us be in the service of our beloved sisters and brothers,

that God will open the closed gates,

placing us at the exact position where required hands lack.

André Luiz

 

Namaste, and peace, from Amras.

Artwork ©Francis Moloney.

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