Guidelines To Awakening Into The Golden Age of Aquarius

animation-BUDDHA_UNION_by_VISHNU108by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in December last year I shared how the collective cleansing of the first chakra, that took place for the human race at that moment allows us now, to sense on deeper levels how we need to create our collective future as oneness race on planet earth. During this March, three month later, with the collective healing of the divine masculine, the resulting possibility to unite the Twin Flame Fire, the incoming Ascended Master support to renew our life energy and the powerful impact of the Pisces New Moon with the Total Solar Eclipse; this healing circle is closing for us. In another post, I shared what role the Native American Code of Ethics is playing in the collective development of emotional intelligence for our society and relationship development. And today allow me to bring you a collection of quotes from the Buddha that, when brought into context with another, give us a clear picture how we need to behave, to bring this ethics codes into reality. See for yourself and feel how his words of wisdom vibrate for you!

1.) The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

2.) You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

3.) I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

4.) We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

5.) We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

6.) Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

7.) Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

8.) Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

9.) The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.

z10.) Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

11.) To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

12.) To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

13.) Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

14.) With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

15.) No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

16.) He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.

17.) Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

18.) I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.

19.) However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

20.) Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.ijkDear Ones, I hope this loving guidelines from the Ascended Master Realms are flaming your inner fire of passion for life, and provides some direction how to act divine in this amazing time of change. May you be supported and guided in every moment, and may you feel strong to manifest your true soul desires for the Golden Age of Aquarius on planet earth!! Shine bright beloved friends, be a beam of light for all of us, in this incredible collective awakening process.
Love and Blessings!!!
Edith

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The Four Types of Friends According to the Buddha

50Dear Friends,
maybe some of you remember an article from August, which told us about the positive impact that being exposed to Buddhist Concepts has on us. But have you ever heard that in Buddhist Tradition there is the idea, that we have four different types of friends. I definitely never before thought of my relations from this perspective, but found it quite interesting to think it thru. Especially considering this amazing time of change, while our relationship paradigms are changing so profoundly.
Buddhists tell the following story,
Ananda approached the Buddha once and remarked that “half of the dispensation is based on friendship, companionship and association with the good.” to which the Buddha replied “Ananda, do not say so. Not half, but man’s entire life is established on friendship, companionship and association with the good.”
So it might be worth to think about the relations we had so far, how much our close friends fit the picture of Buddha’s characterization and if we have to make some adjustments to our friendship circle. I wish you blessed relations, deep insights and that you enjoy the read!
Love and Blessings!! Edith
anYoung man, be aware of these four good-hearted friends: the helper, the friend who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend.
The helper can be identified by four things: by protecting you when you are vulnerable, and likewise your wealth, being a refuge when you are afraid, and in various tasks providing double what is requested.

The enduring friend can be identified by four things: by telling you secrets, guarding your own secrets closely, not abandoning you in misfortune, and even dying for you.

The mentor can be identified by four things: by restraining you from wrongdoing, guiding you towards good actions, telling you what you ought to know, and showing you the path to samsaric heavens.

The compassionate friend can be identified by four things: by not rejoicing in your misfortune, delighting in your good fortune, preventing others from speaking ill of you, and encouraging others who praise your good qualities.

 ~ Excerpted from the Sigalovada Sutta

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact. Source: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/12/28/four-types-friends-according-buddha/

Choose Her Everyday – Or Leave Her

x0Dear Friends,
as the last few weeks encouraged us to birth into Spiritual Warriors for love and to clear our core values around everything we truly desire, I thought this piece a nice invitation to both sexes for a personal relationship reality check. It is a beautiful and heart felt confession from a man who failed himself in love and mad his math – how not to repeat the pain. Written in honesty and clarity it deeply reminds us, that both sides are suffering when we can not really choose our partner.
After yesterdays share of A Spiritual Warriors Apology to the Feminine, I feel it a beautiful addition. Hope that all of you – who desire so, find the courage to manifest your most hidden, most loudly screaming, inner picture of new love relationships into this world!
AHO! And Blessings!
Edith
I spent 5 years hurting a good woman by staying with her but never fully choosing her:
I did want to be with this one. I really wanted to choose her. She was an exquisite woman, brilliant and funny and sexy and sensual. She could make my whole body laugh with her quick, dark wit and short-circuit my brain with her exotic beauty. Waking up every morning with her snuggled in my arms was my happy place. I loved her wildly.
Unfortunately, as happens with many young couples, our ignorance of how to do love well quickly created stressful challenges in our relationship. Before long, once my early morning blissful reverie gave way to the strained, immature ways of our everyday life together, I would often wonder if there was another woman out there who was easier to love, and who could love me better.
As the months passed and that thought reverberated more and more through my head, I chose her less and less. Everyday, for five years, I chose her a little less.
I stayed with her. I just stopped choosing her. We both suffered.coupleChoosing her would have meant focusing everyday on the gifts she was bringing into my life that I could be grateful for: her laughter, beauty, sensuality, playfulness, companionship, and so … much … more. Sadly, I often found it nearly impossible to embrace – or even see – what was so wildly wonderful about her. I was too focused on the anger, insecurities, demands, and other aspects of her strong personality that grated on me. The more I focused on her worst, the more I saw of it, and the more I mirrored it back to her by offering my own worst behavior. Naturally, this only magnified the strain on our relationship … which still made me choose her even less.
Thus did our nasty death spiral play itself out over five years. She fought hard to make me choose her. That’s a fool’s task. You can’t make someone choose you, even when they might love you.To be fair, she didn’t fully choose me, either. The rage-fueled invective she often hurled at me was evidence enough of that.
I realize now, however, that she was often angry because she didn’t feel safe with me. She felt me not choosing her everyday, in my words and my actions, and she was afraid I would abandon her.
Actually, I did abandon her.
By not fully choosing her everyday for five years, by focusing on what bothered me rather than what I adored about her, I deserted her. Like a precious fragrant flower I brought proudly into my home but then failed to water, I left her alone in countless ways to wither in the dry hot heat of our intimate relationship.
I’ll never not choose another woman I love again.
It’s torture for everyone.x2If you’re in relationship, I invite you to ask yourself this question:
“Why am I choosing my partner today?” If you can’t find a satisfying answer, dig deeper and find one. It could be as simple as noticing that in your deepest heart’s truth, “I just do.”If you can’t find it today, ask yourself again tomorrow. We all have disconnected days.
But if too many days go by and you just can’t connect with why you’re choosing your partner, and your relationship is rife with stress, let them go. Create the opening for another human being to show up and see them with fresh eyes and a yearning heart that will enthusiastically choose them everyday.Your loved one deserves to be enthusiastically chosen. Everyday.
You do, too……   Choose wisely!!Source: Bryan Reeves

Death doulas: helping people face up to dying

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Rebecca Green works with families and helps them to accept the idea of death. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Dear Friends,
this is the most beautiful timeline synchronicity. After the articles about holding space for other people and holding space for yourself, now the voice of a woman who professionally is holding space for the death process. A so called “death doula”.
I don’t agree with her on – we don’t need to be spiritual – as we are spiritual beings at any time of our lives on earth, but I agree that there is no need for a sudden awareness of that fact during death – where there was no in life.  In our western culture we have long forgotten to connect with the real meaning of death and mad it a medical drama, instead of a natural occurrence of rhythms and cycles (see picture of the rhythms of death in the middle). Having choice over time and space, our companionship and approach of death, are crucial details of a self-empowered feeling.
Details that make our death a celebrated ritual. They give us the feeling of control – in an uncontrollable situation – and the dignity to take the very last in-, and out-breath as an act of free will.

May each of your breath be one of joy, gratitude and freedom – till the very last!
Blessings Edith

By Eleanor Tuck
People often seek support to bring a new life into the world, but what about when we are preparing to leave it? Rebecca Green talks about what she does: How to die: five positive steps to deal with death top five regrets of the dying, Rebecca Green is a death doula.
The woman sitting opposite me in an Edinburgh cafe is called Rebecca Green. She is in her early 40s, with a soft Birmingham accent and a gentle, smiling face. She is a nurse. But she also does something else – something that has prompted both fascination and animosity in those she has told about it. She is a death doula.
Birth doulas support women and their families through the process of a child being born. And death doulas support people during that other huge event – the one we don’t like to talk about. The idea is hardly new, but in the western world, death has become a medical matter, says Hermione Elliott, director of the charity Living Well Dying Well. The organisation is pioneering the use of death doulas in the UK. “In other cultures around the globe, and for thousands of years, people have stayed in their homes to die, looked after by their family and local community. We want to see a return to this.”
So how did Green become a death doula? “People sense that I am open,” she says. “When I was 19, a crotchety old aunt who was dying asked for me. I could tell she knew she was dying. And she knew that I knew. She just wanted to see it in someone else’s eyes – the truth of it. Then she relaxed. She was in a nursing home and no one would be open about it. She didn’t like the lying and the pretending – it irritated her.”
“Then, in my 20s, not long after I qualified as a nurse, I was lodging with a woman. She became ill, and asked me to go to the doctor with her. I think we both knew that something was happening. I was with her when she was given her diagnosis, and lived with her until she passed away. Her two sons, both friends of mine, had young babies and full-time jobs, so they couldn’t become live-in carers. There was no question that I wouldn’t do what I did. That’s how I became a death doula.”

5 rhythms of death-page-001Green went on to work in hospices, but found it wasn’t for her. “They do a great job, don’t get me wrong. I just found it all a bit holy: I’d drive home listening to thrash metal as an antidote. Some people want that, to be patted and stroked as they pass away. But others want to walk into it, to die alive – not die dying, doing as they’re told.
“I’ve never advertised,” Green says. “It’s all just word of mouth. I don’t always take payment, either. People want different things from me: it could be anything from being a companion at a bedside, to providing practical support for the family. Or aiding conversations with the person’s doctor, which will then help with making decisions about treatment. Or navigating their way through the structure of the NHS. I’ve even met up with a man who simply had a fear of death. We talked for a couple of hours, and that was it, I never saw him again.”
Although some death doulas have a spiritual approach, Green doesn’t. “Some people will hate me for this, but so be it. If a person has not found ‘spirituality’ to be useful to them before they became ill, why introduce it when a person is facing death? I feel it’s a way of avoiding the living person in front of you – and avoiding yourself. Providing a ‘solution’ to this ‘problem’ of death, with a story. It’s big business, this spirituality. It preys on the vulnerable and it’s a crutch that’s going to break when you lean on it. You have your life, your living moments, and yourself – right up to the very end. You are enough – you don’t need to be spiritual.”
Interest in – and demand for – death doulas is on the rise. “It’s because most of us would prefer to die at home, cared for gently,” says Barbara Chalmers of Final Fling, the UK’s first “one-stop shop for end-of-life planning”. “The NHS isn’t the place for that,” Chalmers says. “We’ve lost our community doula skills: the women in the past who looked after birthing and dying. So more and more people – mostly women – are training again in these skills and offering end-of-life companionship as a service. It would be interesting to work out the cost of this for the NHS, instead of them paying to keep dying people in a ward and continuing the notion that death is a medical failure rather than the natural conclusion to life.”
music_love_wideweb__470x311,0I wonder how someone who works so closely with death feels about her own mortality. “Death doesn’t scare me because I don’t know what it is,” Green says. “I suppose I’m saying that the unknown doesn’t scare me. I find the idea that one day I won’t be here any more strange and impossible to imagine.
“But it’s also a fact that I haven’t always been here – I only got here in 1969. Where was I in 1968, or 1945? I have no idea. It makes me smile to think of this.” So does that mean that she doesn’t worry about death? “No, I don’t worry about death. I worry about things like paying my bills. I wish I didn’t, but I do.”
So what does she say to people who are frightened of death? “I don’t offer any views or advice. I don’t try to prove that death isn’t scary. I can’t – I don’t know what death is. And I don’t soothe or placate people when they’re afraid, but rather walk directly into the state of fear with them, as a companion, and without going into a state of fear myself. This can be done as a conversation, as a walk outside together, and often – in fact in most cases – what we talk about is not death, but something else.”

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/04/death-doulas-helping-people-face-up-to-death?CMP=share_btn_fb

Choose Her Everyday (Or Leave Her)

Dear Friends,
this is a beautiful and heart felt article from a man who failed himself in love and mad his math – how not to repeat the pain. Written in honesty and clarity it gives a clear picture that both sides are suffering, when we can not really choose our partner. As since yesterday the star constellation Venus is retrograde, inviting us to clear our core values around everything we love and deeply desire in our life, I thought it a nice invitation to both sexes for a personal reality check. So close to the lion’s gate the energies are fiery, raw and deep!! 
Hope for all of you – who desire so, to find the courage and manifest your most hidden, most internally screaming, most satisfying picture of new love relationships into this world!
AHO! And Blessings! Edith

I spent 5 years hurting a good woman by staying with her but never fully choosing her.
I did want to be with this one. I really wanted to choose her. She was an exquisite woman, brilliant and funny and sexy and sensual. She could make my whole body laugh with her quick, dark wit and short-circuit my brain with her exotic beauty. Waking up every morning with her snuggled in my arms was my happy place. I loved her wildly.
Unfortunately, as happens with many young couples, our ignorance of how to do love well quickly created stressful challenges in our relationship. Before long, once my early morning blissful reverie gave way to the strained, immature ways of our everyday life together, I would often wonder if there was another woman out there who was easier to love, and who could love me better.
As the months passed and that thought reverberated more and more through my head, I chose her less and less. Everyday, for five years, I chose her a little less.
I stayed with her. I just stopped choosing her. We both suffered.

Choosing her would have meant focusing everyday on the gifts she was bringing into my life that I could be grateful for: her laughter, beauty, sensuality, playfulness, companionship, and so … much … more.

Sadly, I often found it nearly impossible to embrace – or even see – what was so wildly wonderful about her.

Emotional SpiralI was too focused on the anger, insecurities, demands, and other aspects of her strong personality that grated on me. The more I focused on her worst, the more I saw of it, and the more I mirrored it back to her by offering my own worst behavior. Naturally, this only magnified the strain on our relationship … which still made me choose her even less.

Thus did our nasty death spiral play itself out over five years.
She fought hard to make me choose her. That’s a fool’s task. You can’t make someone choose you, even when they might love you.
To be fair, she didn’t fully choose me, either. The rage-fueled invective she often hurled at me was evidence enough of that.
I realize now, however, that she was often angry because she didn’t feel safe with me. She felt me not choosing her everyday, in my words and my actions, and she was afraid I would abandon her.
Actually, I did abandon her.
By not fully choosing her everyday for five years, by focusing on what bothered me rather than what I adored about her, I deserted her.
Like a precious fragrant flower I brought proudly into my home but then failed to water, I left her alone in countless ways to wither in the dry hot heat of our intimate relationship.
I’ll never not choose another woman I love again.
It’s torture for everyone.
If you’re in relationship, I invite you to ask yourself this question:
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“Why am I choosing my partner today?”
If you can’t find a satisfying answer, dig deeper and find one. It could be as simple as noticing that in your deepest heart’s truth, “I just do.”
If you can’t find it today, ask yourself again tomorrow. We all have disconnected days.
But if too many days go by and you just can’t connect with why you’re choosing your partner, and your relationship is rife with stress, let them go. Create the opening for another human being to show up and see them with fresh eyes and a yearning heart that will enthusiastically choose them everyday.
Your loved one deserves to be enthusiastically chosen. Everyday.
You do, too.

Choose wisely.

Source: https://bryanreeves.com/choose-her-everyday-or-leave-her/