Creative Long Term Solutions

A bowl pattern is when all the planets are contained in one half of the zodiac circle. These patterns last for about two weeks at a time, and we’re just about to come to the end of one of those two-week periods. Next, the Moon will break away from the pack and begin moving across the other side of the circle for two weeks. But in the meantime, four planets within the bowl are creating a lovely and unusual pattern. Their contacts indicate creative, long-term solutions that involve innovative changes.


Every time we stop for a moment to observe the YING-YANG principle in action mostly in our every day lives soon we will be aware that is much more common that we imagined that it would. I worked in hotel dinning rooms for over twenty years and being in love all my life for science especially Chemistry I used to watch chefs when they created perishable master pieces, so it was due to my constant questioning to these experts that I was able to get some of their secrets. The one that made more impact was the one dealing with salty dishes according to chefs it was copied from the Ying-Yang principle; In Ying ninety-five percent is Ying and five percent is Yang; In Yang ninety-five percent is Yang and five percent is Ying. To a salty dish add a pinch of sugar; to desserts add a pinch of sugar. Even when making coffee if we add just a tiny quantity of salt it will increase the coffee pleasant fragrance. In improving the smell of some fresh pineapple if we bath the sliced pieces with sugar and then remove it before serving it, it will have a stronger delicate smell. So some dishes increase the flavor or smell with little salt and others with a little sugar. Then how can we apply this principle to our daily observations? For instance when invoking the black color try to add a five percent of the white color to increase the blackness of the observed black color. Now when I became an ESL teacher I used this Ying-Yang principle by adding just a five percent of Spanish to the English instructions. In high spiritual matters this principle becomes very handy, because we definitely need to always remember about the great importance of our Earthly existence. To most of my students the practical application of this principle was indeed a reliable growing framework. It

If Barack Obama Could Inspire People Of All Races, So Can I

One thing that astonished me so much about this whole election was how Barack Obama was able to inspire not only black people, but people of all races! The way this country is and the negativity of seeing a black person at such a high position, it was amazing how a black person could have such a big

Alice Walker’s letter to Barack Obama

To Barack Obama from Alice Walker
Nov. 5, 2008

Dear Brother Obama,

You have no idea, really, of how profound this moment is for us. Us being the
black people of the Southern United States. You think you know, because you
are thoughtful, and you have studied our history. But seeing you deliver the
torch so many others before you carried, year after year, decade after
decade, century after century, only to be struck down before igniting the
flame of justice and of law, is almost more than the heart can bear. And yet,
this observation is not intended to burden you, for you are of a different
time, and, indeed, because of all the relay runners before you, North America
is a different place. It is really only to say: Well done. We knew, through
all the generations, that you were with us, in us, the best of the spirit of
Africa and of the Americas. Knowing this, that you would actually appear,
someday, was part of our strength. Seeing you take your rightful place, based
solely on your wisdom, stamina and character, is a balm for the weary
warriors of hope, previously only sung about.

I would advise you to remember that you did not create the disaster that the
world is experiencing, and you alone are not responsible for bringing the
world back to balance. A primary responsibility that you do have, however, is
to cultivate happiness in your own life. To make a schedule that permits
sufficient time of rest and play with your gorgeous wife and lovely
daughters. And so on. One gathers that your family is large. We are used to
seeing men in the White House soon become juiceless and as white-haired as
the building; we notice their wives and children looking strained and
stressed. They soon have smiles so lacking in joy that they remind us of
scissors. This is no way to lead. Nor does your family deserve this fate. One
way of thinking about all this is: It is so bad now that there is no excuse
not to relax. From your happy, relaxed state, you can model real success,
which is all that so many people in the world really want. They may buy
endless cars and houses and furs and gobble up all the attention and space
they can manage, or barely manage, but this is because it is not yet clear to
them that success is truly an inside job. That it is within the reach of
almost everyone.

I would further advise you not to take on other people’s enemies. Most damage
that others do to us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings
occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious
or racial devotion. We must learn actually not to have enemies, but only
confused adversaries who are ourselves in disguise. It is understood by all
that you are commander in chief of the United States and are sworn to protect
our beloved country; this we understand, completely. However, as my mother
used to say, quoting a Bible with which I often fought, "hate the sin,
but love the sinner." There must be no more crushing of whole
communities, no more torture, no more dehumanizing as a means of ruling a
people’s spirit. This has already happened to people of color, poor people,
women, children. We see where this leads, where it has led.

A good model of how to "work with the enemy" internally is
presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he
confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet. Because, finally, it is
the soul that must be preserved, if one is to remain a credible leader. All
else might be lost; but when the soul dies, the connection to earth, to
peoples, to animals, to rivers, to mountain ranges, purple and majestic, also
dies. And your smile, with which we watch you do gracious battle with unjust
characterizations, distortions and lies, is that expression of healthy
self-worth, spirit and soul, that, kept happy and free and relaxed, can find
an answering smile in all of us, lighting our way, and brightening the world.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

In Peace and Joy,
Alice Walker

5 Things You Don’t Know About Eve

So I’ve been meaning to do this since the tags started circulating and
filling my inbox. I am finally forcing myself, doing something that is a
difficult task; the "me" project. Talking about me is a hard thing to
do, which leads me into the beginning of this adventure…