Smile

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Moved Mr. Smiley Face over to this blog from bluebutterfliesandme~ Re-posting it here.

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Smile Awhile~

SMILE AWHILE “Here is a simple exercise for you to consider. If you are reading this in the morning, when you go out today, smile and nod a greeting to everyone you meet, making brief eye contact, when possible.

If you will not be going outside today, send smiles telepathically to the people you find yourself thinking about, especially those you may be having any problems with.

Consider taking a few moments to go through your address book and send a brief smile to at least twenty people. If you are reading this in the evening, then make a note to yourself to remember to smile at everyone you encounter tomorrow.

Make smiling a habit, it is a great physical, mental, emotional and spiritual exercise!” To read dozens of the Mayan Messages, visit: http://mayanmessages.wordpress.com/  While there, consider subscribing to the blog and receive a summary of each day’s Message via email. Many blessings, Theresa Crabtree

Google Doodle

Googe doodle – Debussy

Clair de lune: Claude Debussy gets honoured with Google Doodle

To mark 151st anniversary of French composer’s birth, an animation is set to Clair de lune, one of his best-known pieces

Google is celebrating the 151st anniversary of the birth of French composer Achille-Claude Debussy with an animated doodle set to one of his best-known pieces, Clair de lune (Moonlight).

The doodle features a moonlit riverside scene which progresses to the sound of the piece, the third movement of his most famous piano suites, Suite bergamasque (1890–1905). Lights in the streets and houses flicker on and off in time to the music as the silhouettes of cars, boats and cyclists pass by, smoke rises from chimneys and rain begins to fall.

The animation ends with two people in different boats crossing paths on the river and sharing a red umbrella.

Debussy’s compositions are considered a seminal force in the music of the 20th century. He developed a system of harmony and musical structure that has been compared to the work of Impressionist and Symbolist painters. His style was reflected in his best known quote: “Music is the space between the notes.”

His other major works include Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, 1894), the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and La Mer (The Sea, 1905).

Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on 22 August 1862. In 1884, aged just 22, he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata L’Enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Child).

He died of colon cancer at his home in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris on 25 March 1918 when he was only 55.

The Guardian

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HEXAGRAM 46

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Judgment: Ascend in accordance with the will of the Self. Turn toward clarity.

The Superior Man grows a little every day.

The image of the 46th hexagram is of a plant growing in the earth, gradually pushing upward toward the sun. That “an advance to the south is fortunate” means that as all plants turn southward toward the sun, their source of nourishment, so should we turn toward the light and clarity of the“great man” or Self within us.

The upward advancement of the Work is an organic process. There is no such thing as “instant enlightenment.” The many stories and parables of instant Satori which are common in the Zen Buddhist tradition are actually just dramatic accounts of the final few moments’ resolution that come after a lifetime of slow and patient devotion. The Work progresses at the pace of a tree — what started out as an acorn eventually becomes a forest giant, but it doesn’t happen overnight.

Remember ever that Mind in its entirety is ever the Builder. For it is step by step, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little, that the attaining is accomplished in the mental, the spiritual, the material applications of an entity in this material world.
Edgar Cayce – Book of Changes

This slow growth is an accumulation of countless “gathering togethers” as depicted in the preceding hexagram, of whichPushing Upward is the upside-down image. It is estimated that an adult human being grows from a single cell to about one-hundred billion cells through a process of fifty-billion mitotic divisions. It is interesting to observe that “one-hundred-billion” is the scientific estimate of the number of stars in any given galaxy. If we apply the Hermetic Axiom: “As above, so below” to this relationship of macrocosm to microcosm we get the image of our solar system as a single atom in the “body” of a galactic entity.

That should put the Work into perspective!

Understand that thou art a second little world and that the sun and the moon are within thee, and also the stars.
Origen —Homiliae in Leviticum