Preparing Heart And Home For The Peek Of The Lions Gate Shifts…

alionby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
take a deep breath and get ready for the next big stellar event of the year!! The planetary New Year on July 26th has kicked of a serious of influences, that are bringing more and more higher vibrations into the mix of our collective awakening process. We are just about out of the energy field of the Leo New Moon from the 2nd of August, and now we are facing the intense influence of the Lions Gate that is peeking on August 8th.
An event of big importance in our zodiac year, as it brings us ancient teachings from the higher realms of Sirius and the Hathor masters. It is a magical time every year, filled with downloads of vibrant clarity and focused direction. If we want to take full advantage of this wonderful days of divine blessings, we are better of preparing our heart and home to be pure and wide open.

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That means for us, that we can use the opportunity these last days before the Lions Gate are providing for us, and drop the old reflections in our personal mindset to rise in vibration. Endless divine energetic support to go the easy way, let go of what ever we don’t need anymore, move on from a place of pain to a place of light, is in the air every single minute now. Take a little time ans take your chances!! It is easy enough to make a big difference, in your home and in this world!!!
To prepare our mind and space well, we can start with simple acts of cleaning and contemplation, the conscious decisions that things are allowed to move forward for the better now, and blessings for our future. I gave this tips ones before, but it is always good when there are big events ahead, to have a little reminder, so we actually use the tools we have ;-).. Hope you enjoy!!C6 simple steps to open and prepare your energy field:
1.) Count your Blessings
Sounds simple enough!? I am sure you all know the feeling when we are looking back over a work well done, a difficult communication harmoniously experienced, a challenge successfully overcome, and how good such a moment feels. So think back to all the good thinks you have done, sway in them for one more minute, enjoy the self-respect that comes from such an acknowledgement, internally and externally, and allow the moment to nourish you self-confidence. That way your good work turns into even more blessings for you to come in 2016, and you will be stronger for your creations and challenges ahead.

2.) Let go of what no longer serves
Most people on this planet have one or the other ghost in the closet. Some little things we are holding on to. That might be on material level (all the small items you picked up to memorize a special minute in time. Guess what, they are holding you anchored in all this moments in your past, which means you do not have your full capacity to be present!!!). On emotional level, leave the pain behind the door and move on to a place of joy and self-love. Drop the old mindsets, and free yourself of people who do not support your spiritual development and awakening to your higher-self. If you do so, you open the doors for your true soul family to come and meet you for a joyous life that wants to be shared together!! Remember 2016 will is the year where the first higher-self guided soul families and soul tribes are getting in touch all over the planet, and start their co-creations together!!

3.) Clean your Household
The space we are living in, is the space we give our imagination, our dreams and desire to unfold in just exactly that way, that we like them best. If your home is big and you are already tired from the day, than don’t clean it all!! Just make sure your sleeping room is tip top and ready to receive the blessings of a new beginning beyond the Lions Gateway!! When we consciously clean our home, we also think of letting go of the old and unhealthy in our life, we wash out the corners of our stuck mind, and open a door for inspiration and guidance to come to us. Simply giving the dust you sweep out the last thought of conscious goodbye, gives the action a twist that the universe will respond to. You can intensify the effect, by repeating the simple phrase of the prayer to the violet flame during your entire cleaning process.sage4.) Cleanse your house with White Sage
White Sage is widely known as one of the strongest healing, transforming and transcending sacred plants on the planet. That is good news because it means you don’t have to be a professional in order to be effective. To the contrary, the ability, the trait, the power is in the plant itself. No need to be shy, as you cant go wrong even if it is your first time. Sage is deeply rooted in the Native American healing arts, ancestral linage and tradition and can therefore also open a portal to this energy fields. Watch out for flashbacks while working with the plant!!
Don’t think to much about it! Get a sage stick, light it, blow on it and walk in a spiraling movement from the center of every room in your house, to the furthers corners of its extension. Please, don’t forget the dark little corners like closets or storage rooms!!!! They need your attention the most!! Speak out loud or repeat in the mind the prayer below, to the violet flame of transformation (one of the divine rays of angelic light or existence is build of).

Violet Flame blaze, blaze oh blaze,
in through and around every single electron.
Transform me / us / the room / again into dancing light
until everything flows in
the harmony of t
he divine plan 

5.) Spray rose petal water in all rooms:
You can get authentic, pure rose petal water in selected New Age shops and some well equipped homeopathic drugstores. If you don’t get a tincture, you can always look out for rose petal oil to mix it with water. In case that is your choice – just make sure that it is a pure and high quality oil – with no chemicals involved!!
A pure and high vibrating rose petal oil or water, is holding the angelic vibration of the color pink. The color and frequency of unconditional love and divine grace. Qualities you might enjoy watching unfold in your world! Just adapt the same spiral walk as with the sage, and spray, splash or trickle water in all 4 directions of all rooms in your house. You can also keep up praying the violet flame prayer, or you start focusing your mind on the wonderful self-loving, glorious things you want for you life beyond the Lions Gate.THE-BLESSING6.) Bless your home
Everybody on this planet comes from the divine essence, and everybody in the world – has the power to bless. You  might not be used to bless jet and it might feel weird at first to consider yourself as somebody entitled to bless, but it work like riding a bike. That also felt unstable, bumpy and a bit weird at the beginning. With repetition and training of the mind to see yourself as worthy, the effect of your blessings will gain in strength. And last but not least – while you are blessings your home, think of the fact that you are a part of it –  don’t miss out on sending some self-love and blessings to YOU!!

Dear Ones, I hope you are making the very best of this magical Lions Gate energies! If you can, please to up your self-love account again, and reserve personal time in your busy calendar, to spend in meditation and contemplation, to open your heart and mind to the loving guidance of the Lions Gate blessings! May your inner voice be loud and clear, and your ears freshly washed ;-)!
Love and Lions Roar!
Edith

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Integrating The Current Waves Of Christ Consciousness

ChristusBuddhaby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in Thursday’s post about
the Massive Wave Of Energetic Downloads & Angelic Numeric Guidance that was washing over us these days, I spoke about the increased synchronicity that appears in our lives now. And synchronicity it is, that together with so much blessing energy from heavens above, the earth herself is shaking all over the world – while pacha mama is also adjusting and extends into the higher vibrations. Just as the hermetic law of correspondence states: Above as Below! And this is just the beginning of her adjustment! According to the seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado a warning is out that “current conditions might trigger at least four more earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude.

In my post “A Right To Live – Humanity in Harmony with Mother Earth & the Nature Forces” I pointed out, that since month now, we have been invited by the collective awakening energies to build a stronger bond with the forces of the nature kingdom. And this bond we will need now to hold our faith and stay in our deepest connection with the  inner guidance of our own souls. In case media jumps on the fear train, hold your space and seek help from the Realms of the Ascended Masters! A force that can be particularly helpful to integrate the intense waves from above and below, is the energy field of Buddha Gautama.

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The Buddha Gautama Prayer
I bow to the highest,
to “I AM” awareness.
So all lower levels of existence may be blocked for me,
and I might be lead to the higher levels of existence.
And to set me free from all my manifestations of birth, age, sickness and death

lThese are some of Buddha Gautama’s Quotes that help me remember what’s important 
1) 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.
2) Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
3) No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
4) A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
5) However many holy words you read, however, many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
6) The mind is everything. What you think you become.
7) All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon.

8) It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
9) There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
10) You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
11) Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with the truth.
12) 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.
13) 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.
14) There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
15) If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
16) In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?
17) Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.
18) Not even death has to be feared by the one who lived wisely.aaI hope this quotes and the prayer are motivation for you, to make yourself familiar with this beautiful source of divine light and guidance!! It can be more than helpful to have a friend like Gautama in the Ascended Master realms!! And having a relationship with this wonderful Master can enable you to become “ TRULY FEARLESS”!! Hope you enjoy his powerful energy field and find comfort in his arms, while the world is shaking of the old world paradigms to make way for the Golden Age!
Blessings an Faith!

Edith

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Prepare today your Home and Personal Energy Field for the Vibrations of 2016

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by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
the last day of the year is rapidly approaching and it is the perfect moment to sit down and take a minute for the past. A moment to look back into this amazingly powerful year 2015, with all its ups and down and more energetic high frequency events from the heavens above, than we can count with the 10 fingers of our hands. When we look back, it is not in order to invite melancholy or sadness about past events into our life again, but to evaluate how far we have come this last year on a personal as well as on a collective level. The power of the Numerology year 8 has not betrayed us, and forced us to understand personal power, power abuse, lack and abundance, authenticity and fake. All qualities we need to be able to identify, when seeking to awaken into our higher-selves constant true guidance.
And when we are done looking back and gaining strength from acknowledging the achievements we had, it is the right moment to open the windows, and let the wind of change come in and take away the old. No days more powerful over the year, than today and tomorrow, to use the seasonal frequencies and make our inner life as well as our home ready, for a float of New Beginnings and manifestations for the Golden Age of Aquarius on planet earth.

That means to us that we can use the opportunity these last days in the year are providing, and drop the old reflections in our personal mindset and vibration. The divine energetic support to go the easy way, drop what ever we don’t need anymore, move on from a place of pain to a place of light, is in the air every single minute now. Take a little time ans take you chances!! It is easy enough to make a big difference, in your home and in this world!!!427 simple steps to finalize the cycle of this magnificent year 2015:

1. ) Count your Blessings
Sounds simple enough!? I am sure you all know the feeling when we are looking back over a work well done, a difficult communication harmoniously experienced, a challenge successfully overcome, and how good such a moment feels. So think back to all the good thinks you have done, sway in them for one more minute, enjoy the self-respect that comes from such an acknowledgement, internally and externally, and allow the moment to nourish you self-confidence. That way your good work turns into even more blessings for you to come in 2016, and you will be stronger for your creations and challenges ahead.

2.) Let go of what no longer serves
Most people on this planet have one or the other ghost in the closet. Some little things we are holding on to. That might be on material level (all the small items you picked up to memorize a special minute in time. Guess what, they are holding you anchored in all this moments in your past, which means you do not have your full capacity to be present!!!). On emotional level, leave the pain behind in 2015 and move on to a place of joy and self-love. Drop the old mindsets, and free yourself of people who do not support your spiritual development and awakening to your higher-self. If you do so, you open the doors for you true soul family to come and meet you for a joyous life wants to be shared together!! 2016 will be the year where the first higher-self guided soul families and soul tribes will find each other all over the planet, and start their co-creations together!!

3. ) Clean your Household

The space we are living in, is the space we give our imagination, our dreams and desire to unfold in just exactly that way, that we like them best. If your home is big and you are already tired from the day, than don’t clean it all!! Just make sure your sleeping room is tip top and ready to receive the blessings of a new beginning in the new year 2016!! When we consciously clean our home, we also think of letting go of the old and unhealthy in our life. We wash out the corners of our stuck mind, and open a door for inspiration and guidance to come to us. Simply giving the dust you sweep out the last thought of conscious goodbye, gives the action a twist that the universe will respond to. You can intensify the effect, by repeating the simple phrase of the prayer to the violet flame during your entire cleaning process.28

4. ) Cleanse your house with White Sage
White Sage is widely known as one of the strongest healing, transforming and transcending sacred plants on the planet. That is good news because it means you don’t have to be a professional in order to be effective. To the contrary, the ability, the trait, the power is in the plant itself. No need to be shy, as you cant go wrong even if it is your first time. Sage is deeply rooted in the Native American healing arts, ancestral linage and tradition and can therefore also open a portal to this energy fields. Watch out for flashbacks while working with the plant.
Don’t think to much about it! Get a sage stick, light it, blow on it and walk in a spiraling movement from the center of every room in your house, to the furthers corners of its extension. !!!! Please, don’t forget the dark little corners like closets or storage rooms!!!! They need your attention the most!! Speak out loud or repeat in the mind the prayer below, to the violet flame of transformation (one of the divine rays of angelic light, or existence is build of).

Violet Flame blaze, blaze oh blaze,
in through and around every single electron.
Transform me / us / the room / again into dancing light
until everything flows in
the harmony of t
he divine plan 

5. ) Spray rose petal water in all rooms:
You can get authentic, pure rose petal water in selected New Age shops and some well equipped homeopathic drugstores. If you don’t get a made up tincture, you can always look out for rose petal oil to mix it with water. In case that is your choice – just make sure that it is a pure and high quality oil – with no chemicals involved!!
A pure and high vibrating rose petal oil or water, is holding the angelic vibration of the color pink. The color and frequency of unconditional love and divine grace. Qualities you might enjoy watching unfold in your world! Just adapt the same spiral walk as with the sage, and spray, splash or trickle water in all 4 directions of all rooms in your house. You can also keep up praying the violet flame prayer, or you start focusing your mind on the wonderful self-loving, glorious things you want for the coming year.index6. ) Bless your home
Everybody on this planet comes from the divine essence, and everybody in the world – has the power to bless. You  might not be used to bless jet and it might feel weird at first to consider yourself as somebody entitled to bless, but it work like riding a bike. That also felt unstable, bumpy and a bit weird at the beginning. With repetition and training of the mind to see yourself as worthy, the effect of your blessings will gain in strength. And last but not least – while you are blessings your home, think of the fact that you are a part of it –  don’t miss out on sending some self-love and blessings to YOU!!

Dear Ones, I hope that my words provide you with some inspiration, guidance and good fun, when you are preparing your home for the year to come! I hope that 2016 will be the year where all your dreams come true and all your needs are met, and that you always have loving people with you, to share this amazing experience we call life!! Tons of Love and Blessings
Edith

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The Alchemy of Conscious Breathing – The Golden Path of Ascension

breby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
do you remember my post about awakening the Inner Alchemist? In this article I talked about the Ascended Master Saint Germain and the violet flame of transformation, he is providing as his divine quality. This flame is the representation of the sacred inner fire of Alchemy (our capability to change and transform our momentary state of being – into a higher vibrating version of our TRUE SELF), and this fire needs your passionate breathing to stay alive and hungry. To be more specific: the intensity in which the fire of transformation inside you is burning – depends on your conscious understanding and conscious use of your breath. And, the more profound your understanding of the Magic and Alchemy your own breath is providing, the more alive, blissful and inter-connected it makes you feel – to simply breath in and out LIFE ITSELF.

So allow me to explain a bit more about the Alchemy of Breathing. When we decide to go thru the materialization process of becoming human beings, we are in our natural state of pure light and divine bliss. Our divine spirit than spirals down true the different layer of density, what we call dimensions, and begin to form a physical body within the body of our future mother. In co-creation of existence on Planet Earth, this physical manifestation is build from the Elementscalled the platonic solids.  And here lays the surprise and most important secret…. while we are creating our bodies, and our mothers feel matter growing… all that we feel is the stat of divinely blissful, warm water. So WATER is the first element we materialize on the planet! And that goes further… ever if we are born and our doctor is hitting our but… we still only feel water…. UNTIL we make the first conscious decision on planet earth – to take the first deep BREATH! In the millisecond we do so, it all comes together as one. Our Breath activates our awareness of being a spiritual being expressed in a physical manifestation – our body awareness and sensory self kick in, the EARTH element is born… and that activates the FIRE of LIFE and SURVIVAL….     the same fire you use when you breath in awareness, the violet flame of transformation and ascension, into your everyday life here and now.
That is the true and infinite power of you SIMPLE BREATHING. And it all happens under the supervision of the HOLY SPIRIT within.

platonic-solids-and-elementsBased on this bigger picture I think it is not hard to understand, that practicing conscious breathing helps improve our well being on a physical level. Which includes pain and symptom release for high blood pressure, migraines, headaches, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, depression, asthma, insomnia, nervousness, self-doubt, concentration loss, muscular tension, bad sleep, and that its a boost for the immune system. But also on a spiritual level we can boost our evolution, by connecting the dots in our mind – when we are in mindful breathing exercise. Becoming aware of the way we breathe, helps us reconnect to our inner place of peace, in the most challenging situations of everyday life!! Such a simple, build in tool, and such a divine abundance of use for the collective awakening of humanity! So call on the Master Saint Germain and the violet flame for your next conscious step in your personal evolution! You can make it as easy as repeating the prayers below, while reading the text above over and over (make it 3, 7 or 9 or 13 repetitions)!! And try deep breathing the next time you find yourself reaching for a pain reliever, you are feeling stressed out, are depressed, have problems with your sleep or need a momentary extra boost of physical power!

Master Saint Germain
In the name of the mighty victorious Presence of God, the
I AM,
Christ Consciousness within me,
I call to the beloved Master Saint Germain
and the transforming powers of the violet fire

Violet Flame Prayer
I AM a being of violet fire
I AM the purity God desires.

IMG_0133In general there is not “one correct way” of breathing. There are particular breathing techniques for yoga, for power walking, for swimming, a proper breathing for martial arts, a technique for taichi, playing the trumpet requires different breathing than singing does, and so on. You get my point! Anyway, here are four techniques you can give a try – in case you don’t have a favorite version jet!

#1: to practice in a private environment

  • Sit cross-legged in a dark, quiet room.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Using your thumb, cover up your right nostril, and breathe deeply through your left nostril for a count of 6.
  • Pause for a count of 2.
  • Remove your thumb, and cover your left nostril with your forefinger, and exhale completely through your right nostril for a count of 6.
  • Repeat 10 to 15 times.

#2: to practice in public spaces

  • Close your eyes if you can.
  • Inhale through your nose evenly and deeply for a count of 8.
  • Pause for a count of 3.
  • Exhale completely through your nose for a count of 8.
  • Pause for a count of 3.
  • Repeat 10 to 15 times.

#3: to help you fall asleep

  • Keeping your eyes closed, and lying flat on your back in bed, deeply inhale through your nose for a count of 6.
  • Pause for a count of 3.
  • Slowly exhale completely through your nose for a count of 6.
  • Pause for a count of 3.
  • Deeply inhale through your nose for a count of 8.
  • Pause for a count of 3.
  • Exhale completely through your nose for a count of 8.
  • Repeat steps, each time increasing the count by two until you stretch your breath out for as many counts as you can—try to get to 12! Once you’ve done this, repeat 10 times.

#4: for deep relaxation

For even deeper relaxation, try focusing on an affirmation during your inhales and exhales. Think the words “I” on your inhale and “AM” , can, do, feel, (what ever works for your situation – be creative!!) …. on your exhale….. Keep doing that for 3-5minutes and deeper layer can open from inside.BreathI hope this steps help to make you feel safe and confident while going thru the intense waves of our collective changes these days!! Remember to be kind and practice self-compassion, what ever is going on!! And allow your breath to guide you to a beautiful “deeper connection” with your true “higher self”! Above as below..  Keep breathing and have a little faith in yourself!!!  Blessings an Love!
Edith

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Buddha Gautama – The Ascended Master For The Shift 10/27-11/11/8

9by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
you might have heard the news, we are again in an increasing wave of shifting frequencies, coming from the heavens above ;-).. For the next two weeks, until November 11th, we are invited to make space in our inner world, for even more downloads from the divine blueprint for the Golden Age of Aquarius. The Ascended Master in charge of our divine support system for this special shift, is Buddha Gautama. Also known as The Enlightened Being or The Buddha, the founder of Buddhism in India. There incoming energies are expected to be similar as strong in effect on emotional, mental and physical level, as experienced during the intense energy impact in September.
The Buddha can help to energetically translate, transform and clarify these energies for us. His light has an impact on all levels of our spiral dance of creation (what we call past – present and future). I included here 21 of his most famous quotes about self-worth, self-responsibility, health, the illusion of death and the topic of anger, as well as a prayer I personally love and use a lot! Have fun working with this contact, he is a delight to hang out with!! 😉

1) 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.
2) Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
3) Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
4) Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
5) No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
6) A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
7) However many holy words you read, however, many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?158) The mind is everything. What you think you become.
9) All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon.
10) It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
11) There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
12) You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
13) Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with the truth.
14) 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.
15) 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.
16) There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
17) Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.
18) If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.
19) In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?
20) Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.
21) Not even death has to be feared by the one who lived wisely.

The Buddha Gautama Prayer

I bow to the highest,
to “I AM” awareness.
So all lower levels of existence may be blocked for me,
and I might be lead to the higher levels of existence.
And to set me free from all my manifestations of birth, age, sickness and death

8I hope this quotes and the prayer are motivation for you, to make yourself familiar with this beautiful source!! Having a relationship with this wonderful Master can enable you to become “FEARLESSLY YOU”!! Hope you enjoy his energy field as much as I do and have fun practicing!! And don’t forget to keep breathing deeply what ever comes your way!
Blessings an Love ;-)!
Edith

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Every New Moon a New Beginning – 7 simple steps to align with the energy field of the shift!

nm hippyby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
the energies of the New Moon are approaching and easy tips came to my mind, how we can actively support this divine  forces with simple effective changes. Changes, the universe accepts like offerings – offerings to let the wind of change come in and take away the old. Not always it is required to quit our job, divorce our partner or start a brand new work life, when the energies of change are knocking on our door. But, universal seasonal frequencies do not care for where we are standing in our lives – they cater to the human collective “ready or not”.
That means, the forces of meta-physic movement within the cosmos lovingly offer to us the opportunities, situations and the spiritual strength, that we need to let go, move on and create change. If the change is conscious or unconscious, if you experience it as easy or as torture, as gain or as loss – is entirely a reflection of your personal mindset and vibration.
The support to go the easy way, drop what ever we don’t need anymore, move on from a place of pain to a place of light, is in the air every single New Moon of your life.
This particular Virgo New Moon also provides us with a partial eclipse, which makes the impact on all related human collective pattern even stronger. When ever you desire to initiate a small shift in your homes vibration, you can use the steps bellow to transform the energy – the source of your inner stability and clarity.

7 simple steps to change the vibration in your home:

1. ) Take a long hot shower 
Sounds simple enough!? I am sure you all know the feeling of coming home from an exhausting day at work, with your body tired and your mind only wanting to rest. If you than take a shower, you can feel refreshed, rejuvenated and fit again. If you now add to this natural result some conscious awareness and affirmations, the effect will intensify strongly. Your personal energy field is part of your home – what you can let go of from inside – is also done for the whole frequency of your safe haven.
So step into the shower, with the intention to internally and externally let go of what ever it is that no longer serves your higher-self and spiritual development. Speak out loud or repeat in the mind the prayer below, to the violet flame of transformation (one of the divine rays of angelic light, or existence is build of). If it is the memory of people who triggered your emotions, a situation you witnessed that hurt you soul or simple lower vibrating human thought pattern – everything can be evolved, transformed and refined by the violet flame of your inner divinity.

Violet Flame blaze, blaze oh blaze,
in through and around every single electron.
Transform me / us / the room / again into dancing light
until everything flows in
the harmony of t
he divine plan 

2. ) Clean your Household
The space we are living in, is the space we give our imagination, our dreams and desire to unfold in just exactly that way, that we like them best. If your home is big and you are already tired from the day, than don’t clean it all!! Just make sure your sleeping room is tip top and ready to receive the blessings of a new beginning!!
When we consciously clean our home, we think of letting go of the old and unhealthy in our life. We wash out the corners of our stuck mind, and open a door for inspiration and guidance to come to us. Simply giving the dust you sweep out the last thought of conscious goodbye, gives the action a twist that the universe will respond to. You can intensify the effect, by repeating the simple phrase of the prayer to the violet flame during your entire cleaning process.
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3. ) Cleanse your house with White Sage
White Sage is widely known as one of the strongest healing, transforming and transcending sacred plants on the planet. That is good news because it means you don’t have to be a professional in order to be effective. To the contrary, the ability, the trait, the power is in the plant itself. No need to be shy, as you cant go wrong even if it is your first time. Sage is deeply rooted in the Native American healing arts, ancestral linage and tradition and can therefore also open a portal to this energetic field.
Don’t think to much about it! Get a sage stick, light it, blow on it and walk in a spiraling movement from the center of every room in your house, to the furthers corners of its extension. !!!!Please, don’t forget the dark little corners!!!! When you use common sense than it is clear, that especially places like overfilled storage-rooms, toilets (just think for a second what you do in there) and unused guestrooms – need even more of your attention!! And, also here – repeating the simple phrase of the prayer to the violet flame, makes the effect much stronger.

4. ) Spray rose petal water in all rooms:
You can get authentic, pure rose petal water in selected New Age shops and some well equipped homeopathic drugstores. If you don’t get a made up tincture, you can always look out for rose petal oil to mix it with water. In case that is you choice – just make sure that it is a pure and high quality oil – no chemicals involved!!
A pure and high vibrating rose petal oil or water, is holding the angelic vibration of the color pink. The color also of the rose quartz crystal, which is the frequency of unconditional love and divine grace. Qualities you might enjoy watching unfold in your world!
To apply to mix, just adapt the same spiral walk as with the sage and spray, splash or trickle water in all 4 directions of the room. As before – to repeat the prayer to the violet flame at the same time, tops up the strength of your work!

5. ) Change the bed sheets
It is a task easy enough done, simple feels good and, that way it is more likely for the “other world” to reach you in lucid dreams. When you are swaying in the smell and feeling of a set of fresh bed sheets, you automatically  let go more profoundly of your daily sorrows. As soon as you sink deep enough, a door opens to your inner guidance. What comes next, is up to spirit!
moon-96906. ) Move the furniture
You don’t have to change the position of your complete interior to create the feeling of change, already small adjustments of little items can make a big difference. You could move the coffee table to a different place, change the position of the TV stool, even if you just bring some pillows from the guestroom to the livingroom – the livingroom to your room and so on, it can change the feeling of how we perceive our space. Another easy way to feel brand new, is to change the color scheme of pillows, curtains and carpets in your rooms.

7. ) Bless your home
Everybody on this planet comes from the same source – the divine essence, and everybody in the world – has the power to bless. You  might not be used to bless jet and it might feel weird at first to consider yourself as somebody entitled to bless, but it work like riding a bike. That also felt unstable, bumpy and a bit weird at the beginning. With repetition and training of the mind to see yourself as worthy, the effect of your blessings will gain in strength. And last but not least – while you are blessings your home, think of the fact that you are a part of it –  don’t miss out on sending some self-love and blessing to YOU!!

I hope that my words provide you with inspiration, guidance and some good fun! Wish you “inner world changing” New Beginnings at every New Moon to come!!!
Love and Blessings Edith

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Northern Lights, Angels and the Divine Highways of Sound and Light


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My dear Friends,

Yesterday night I received this picture of Northern Lights, taken on the resent SUPER FULL MOON August 29th in Iceland. You will believe me when I say, that just looking at it mad me feel over-floating with feelings of bliss, hope, reinsurance and confirmation about the Angels and there support for the human collective in this amazing time of change!!
Maybe one or the other remembers last weeks posts about The Divine Color Blue – Angels – Ascended Masters and the September shifts and Synchronicity, Number Sequences and Angel Messages – The September shifts!!, in which I talked about the work of the Angels and Ascended Masters. About the sound frequencies transmitted by the, to help us manifest divine qualities.
The picture arrived at my doorstep, just before I went into a sacred healing ceremony. Something, I am doing since years. In such a ceremony with sacred plant medicine it is the inner connections, the cultural background, philosophies, spiritual,- mental,- emotional and physical understanding of the spiritual guide that determine, what kind of beings from the other world appear.
Means, it depends on the spiritual guide, who gains access to the sacred space.
So with a person like me, who was in contact with the presence of beings from the other side of the veil since childhood, the appearance of Angels and Ascended Masters is normal, within the field of a healing ritual.
But, the immense presence of the Angelic realms in yesterdays ceremony, was nearly overwhelming!!! Also the energetic intensity we experienced, still incoming from the Super Full Moon was amazing!!

imagesWe felt an incredible level of clarity for what needs to shift and transform, which of the most profound pattern in human existence, have to change. We had the chance to consciously connect with all this amazing light codes and drink in the original blueprint of the divine plan for The Golden Age of Aquarius.
And all of it with a hug sense of ease and grace! Adoration and gratitude is all I can say!
All members of the group felt the same: “what an incredible blessing this days have been”!!!
And so much of it came from this beautiful rays of light!! As we know by now, this rays are divine streams of colored light,expressions of the abundance in the divine soul and frequence barer to divine qualities. So if you choose to life your life as a conscious divine co-creator, this lights are the chance to breath in the diversity of your own divine origin, by combining Mantras of gratitude and blessings-while looking at the lights.

Call into your energy body the frequencies of this colors, their angels and master representatives, if you need support in your process of transformation, ascension, acceleration, to claim the right for a space in this world, to heal emotional-, mental or physical wounds, to soften, to surrender and much, much more…
Take a first look at the meaning of the colors and their, for this time of collective human awakening, most relate Masters and Angels here:

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Divine Ray Blue & Indigo               Power, protection, faith, courage, and strength
El Morya                                                    Divine Plan, divine guidance, divine protection
Immaculata                                               Purity of the divine plan, miracles
Michael                                                      Archangel of death
Metatron                                                   Angel of life

Divine Ray Gold                                Divine wisdom in decisions
Lanto                                                          The victory of divine truth
Konfuzius                                                  Humanness and self-development
Jophiel                                                       Archangel of beautiful thoughts

Divine Ray Violet                             Mercy and transformation
Saint Germain                                         Violet flame of transformation
Kuan Yin                                                   Mercy and forgiveness
Zadkiel                                                       Archangel of mercy

Divine Ray Green                            Healing and prosperity
Hilarion                                                    Concentration and healing
Laotse                                                       Moderation
Raphael                                                    Archangel of healing

Divine Ray Pink                               Unconditional love and peace
Paolo Veronese                                       Source of inspiration and realization
Sanat Kumara & Venus                         Loving acceptance and qualities of the golden world
Chamuel                                                   Archangel of prayer and peaceful relationships

I hope this makes things clearer and ties some knots!! Hope you fill yourself with the abundant blessings of the New World creation, so it may blossom and bloom from within you!!
With love in my heart and the help of the Angels, I bless you!!! Remember 444 – they are always there to help you and to guide you!!
Edith

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Unleashing Wild Women and the Sacred Feminine to Transform the World

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Dear Friends,
in these exciting and ever changing time of our our collective transformation into manifesting the Golden Age of Aquarius, we hear a lot about the incoming high energies of cosmic light, of the Venus retrograde phase and the coming Super Moon. But it is not only the heavenly forces, that are once again opening their doors for us. The divine law states: “As above – so below”. What that means is, when ever the gateways of heaven open to bless us with supportive energy frequencies, so does Planet Earth. Last week, the physical ground we are standing on has, for the fist time in human existence, reached the stable vibration of a 5th dimensional living being. Without the body there is no divinity in action, no imprint of the divine in this world, no space for expression of an individual divine soul path. So celebrate your physical vessel, celebrate the nature of being a human being (the awakening of the divine feminine is needed for both, men and women!!), celebrate the beauty of our planet and let it heal you back home to where it all began!!
Love and Blessings! Namaste!
Edith

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We live during a time of awakening consciousness, a time in which we are exploring ways to bring the Sacred Feminine to a more central focus in our lives, in order to stop the wars, bring compassion to all, and nurture our Earth Mother who gives us everything we need.
In a time of great change such as we live in today, it is critical, perhaps even a life-or-death matter, to explore the idea of women connecting with their deepest inner knowing and powerful creative energy to find their passion and transform the world.

Women in Indigenous Cultures

In many indigenous cultures around the world, from the Australian Aboriginal peoples to the indigenous peoples of North and South America, woman are considered sacred because they maintain a close connection to nature; to birth, life, and death; to medicinal plants; and to spiritual knowledge.
In these ancient cultures, the Sacred Feminine is encouraged to shine forth alongside the Sacred Masculine. Both the feminine and the masculine aspects of humanity bring important wisdom and abilities to the community as a whole. The two types of energies combine within each individual to create a life-affirming balance.
Too often in modern society, the masculine qualities are valued over the feminine, creating an imbalance driven by insecurities and deep fear. When we open up to the Sacred Feminine in our lives, we restore that balance, we find confidence and integrity, and we develop the courage to move past our fears.

In The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Paula Gunn Allen writes:

“Traditional tribal lifestyles are more often gynocratic than not, and they are never patriarchal … In tribal gynocratic systems a multitude of personality and character types can function positively within the social order because the systems are focused on social responsibility rather than privilege. They feature even distribution of goods among all members of the society on the grounds that First Mother enjoined cooperation and sharing on all her children. The welfare of the young is paramount, the complementary nature of all life forms is stressed, and the centrality of powerful women to social well-being is unquestioned.”

It is only natural then, that at this important time of re-evaluating humans’ impact on the planet over the past 500 years or so, that we should return to a consideration of allowing women to step forward with their nurturing, strong-willed, and wild natures ready to make great social change. It also makes sense that we would look to the Sacred Feminine found in so many indigenous cultures, whose wisdom can help us discover new ways to respect the Earth and to honor its abundance.

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When a woman, or any person for that matter, is in touch with their deepest inner knowing, when they can hear their “soul-voice,” they feel a deep connection with the universe. They are able to follow their intuition without doubting and second-guessing themselves.
Too often in modern culture, our intuition is drowned out by to-do lists and schedules, money problems, and worries about what other people will think about us. The list of distractions goes on and on. The Wild Woman is able to let go of all of these small concerns in order to nourish what is most important for her soul: The pull of her heart toward what she really loves and what she is meant to do in the world.
Every person, in order to be whole and complete, needs to offer their truest self to the world. We all have something very special and unique to share. We need every single person on the Earth to feel free to share their gift, in order to accomplish the huge task of creating the just, sustainable world that we want to see.
We must each start within. We can begin by discovering and releasing what is wild within each of us, allowing it to open and blossom in our lives. Once we find the voice inside, the same voice that guided our indigenous ancestors to medicinal wisdom and spiritual knowledge, then we are in touch with the Sacred Feminine, the connection to birth, life, and death that guides each of us. When we allow this voice to become stronger, when we truly listen to it and acknowledge it, we will understand what our gift is and how to share it in the world.

In her book Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. writes of the feminine nature:

“It’s not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet disappears as the understanding of our own inner wild nature fades. It is not so difficult to comprehend why old forests and old women are viewed as not very important resources. It is not such a mystery.”

What Happens When Women Open to their Deepest Wild Nature?

Estes says: “When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. When women are close to this nature, the fact of that relationship glows through them. This wild teacher, wild mother, wild mentor supports their inner and outer lives, no matter what.

“So the word wild here is not used in its modern sense, meaning out of control, but in its original sense, which means to live a natural life.

“With [our true nature] as ally, as leader, model, teacher, we see, not through two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition which is many-eyed. When we assert intuition, we are therefore like the starry night: we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.

“The wild woman carries the bundles for healing; she carries everything a woman needs to be and to know … As in all art, she resides in the guts, not in the head … She whispers from night dreams, she leaves behind on the terrain of a woman’s soul a coarse hair and muddy footprints … She is the voice which says, ‘This way, this way.” … She is from the future and from the beginning of time.”

32Who Is the Wild Woman Today?

The Wild Woman is one who is not afraid to reject society’s rules in order to make great change which she knows is important and necessary. Her intuition is clear and strong, and she uses it to guide her actions and strengthen her resolve. She is fiercely protective of her own children and grandchildren, her partner, her community, all sentient beings, and Mother Earth.

“No matter by which culture a woman is influenced, she understands the words wild and woman, intuitively. When women hear those words, an old, old memory is stirred and brought back to life … When we pick up her trail, it is typical of women to ride hard to catch up, to clear off the desk, clear off the relationship, clear out one’s mind, turn to a new page, insist on a break, break the rules, stop the world, for we are not going on without her any longer.”

In other words, Wild Women have rediscovered a connection with their heart and their deepest instincts, which may have been lost for years or decades. They will passionately reinvent their own lives and their world when they discover their wildish nature.
Many of the world’s great social change leaders, progressive thinkers, and tireless activists are Wild Women. Think of Julia Butterfly Hill, Rosa Parks, Margaret Fuller, Mother Theresa, and Waangari Maathai. These woman stepped outside of the normal boundaries of the society of their time, defying all odds and proceeding with what they believed in no matter what obstacles they faced.
As social movements rise during this time of expanding human consciousness, who will be the next Wild Women who will change history? Many of the newest generation of Wild Women are already beginning to ignite the world with new perspectives and an unyielding drive toward transformation. Are you one of them?

Source: http://www.pachamama.org/blog/releasing-wild-women-and-the-sacred-feminine-to-transform-the-world

Science Has Spoken: Group Meditation Literally Changes the World

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this is a perfect moment to talk about meditation – especially group meditation!! As you know we are still under the astrological influence of the Lion’s Gate 8/8/8 and the Venus retrograde phase. Both of this star constellation events carry intensively strong frequencies to the planet. These are frequencies designed to trigger most important human attachments like out money, our love relationships and our sexuality.
What better time than to gather and shift the collective perspective together!!
This article shows, that since more than 40 years, official studies prove the immense effect of group meditation on the collective human consciousness.
As they missed to inform us so far, my recommendation is “Let’s act like our own government in this world and call on the people to burn their light as bright as they can, to transform our collective awareness. To
ease the blow of war in their countries, the impact of violence and abuse.
Let’s start teaching in our schools, that the united mind force can ease the pain in the human collective.
Time to join in peaceful intention and powerful union – for a Golden Age of Aquarius for all Beings of the planet.

Blessed meditations and spirit journeys!

Edith

For those with a basic layman’s understanding of quantum physics, it may come as no surprise that the simple act of meditation can have quantum results that affect not only the meditator, but his or her surrounding community and the world as a whole.
In 1978 a study was conducted on a group of meditators and as a result the “Maharishi Effect” was discovered.  7,000 people meditated with the intention of having a positive effect on the surrounding city for 3 consecutive weeks.  As a result of their intentional and collective meditation efforts, the collective energy of the city was totally transformed.  In fact the meditation effort was so powerful it reduced global rates of crime, violent acts, and deaths by an average of 16%.  There was also a reduction in the amount of suicides and car accidents and this was with all variables being accounted for.  To top it off, there was a 72% reduction in terrorist activity during the meditation project.
Since this time more than 50 studies have been done to test the validity of the Maharishi Effect and the results have confirmed the direct impact global meditation has on the world.  These studies are so clearly indicative of the power of meditation to transform global energy patterns that results have been published in the Journal of Crime and Justice.

downloadAccording to peacefulwarriors.net, “For example, a day-by-day study of a two-month assembly in Israel during August and September of 1983 showed that, on days when the number of participants at a peace creating assembly was high, the intensity of an ongoing war in neighboring Lebanon decreased sharply. When the number of participants was high, war deaths in Lebanon dropped by 76%.
When the study was repeated in Wales, they got amazing results. In 1987 Merseyside had the third highest crime rate of the eleven largest Metropolitan Areas in England and Wales; by 1992 it had the lowest crime rate. 40% below levels predicted by the previous behavior of the series. There were 255,000 less crimes in Merseyside from 1988 to 1992 than would have been expected had Merseyside continued to follow the national crime trend.”
Results like these would lead us to see that personal meditation is powerful beyond what we even understand from our everyday perspective.  It helps to drive home the awe-inspiring fact that truly ‘thoughts are things’ and when we think a thought, it is a form of fine vibrational matter that is contributing to the creation of all that we experience.  These effects are powerful and life changing for individuals but when people come together and use intention to direct their mental energy towards a collective vision, the results are LITERALLY world-changing.
feurige-zen-moenche-in-der-hauptrolle-eines-buchesI think the claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research program. It has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of conflict resolution. This work and the theory that informs it deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.
David Edwards Ph.D., Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin.
Source: http://www.ewao.com/a/1-science-has-spoken-group-meditation-literally-changes-the-world

Nepal Chooses Kindness — ENDING The World’s Largest Animal Sacrifice Event

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Dear Friends,
I feel happy, excited and inspired to  share this article with you!! Beautiful things happen on the planet!! What an amazing first step for humanity and our friends from the animal kingdom – the Gadhimai slaughter festival will never be a festival of slaughter again!!!
Remember, just last month I shared two article about the waves of energy we currently receive from heavens, and how they carry the potential for healing with the animal world,  https://edithboyertelmer.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/the-june-2015-solstice/https://edithboyertelmer.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/sacred-circle-for-calling-the-animals-into-the-diamond-vortex-by-celia-fenn/. And here it is! First chance given – first chance taken – for humanity, a big step on its way into the creation of a world in balance and harmony. And a loud statement that cruelty in the name of tradition is no longer tolerateable!!  We need to be brave and embrace changing our actions on all levels of life!
Go home – hug your dog, watch a bird on your way to work or enjoy the sound of bees in the air!! Remember the peace that comes from understanding, how we are naturally one with nature!!
Blessings Edith
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Gadhimai Slaughter was blamed for the massive earthquake that hit in April and killed nearly 10,000 lives. People called it the nature’s way of punishment to humanity. Irrespective of the truth, it has influenced this decision in many ways.
In a glorious tribute to the power of compassion, the Gadhimai slaughter festival will now be a ‘momentous celebration of life.’
For centuries the Gadhimai festival in Nepal has seen temple grounds awash with the blood of animals slaughtered in the name of ‘tradition’.
This sacrifice has occurred every five years for the last 300 years.
And it stopped — today.

The Gadhimai Temple Trust hereby declares our formal decision to end animal sacrifice. With your help, we can ensure Gadhimai 2019 is free from bloodshed. Moreover, we can ensure Gadhimai 2019 is a momentous celebration of life … For every life taken, our heart is heavy. The time has come to transform an old tradition.

Hundreds of thousands of water buffalo, goats, chickens and other animals will now be saved from a brutal death by bludgeoning or decapitation.animal sacrifice event in nepal
This achievement is no small feat. We take our hats off to the extraordinary efforts of the Humane Society International/IndiaAnimal Welfare Network Nepal, and countless animal protection groups and individuals around the world who have helped inspire this victory of kindness over cruelty.
And, of course, greatest credit must go to the members of The Gadhimai Temple Trust itself, who recognized that the power to change the trajectory of our common humanity is in our hands.

The Gadhimai Temple Trust has shown that tradition is no excuse for cruelty with its landmark decision.

 

The incredible news exploded on social media, where a long running campaign has been waged on behalf of the victims of the festival. It is yet another signpost that the pathway our species is paving for itself is slowly but surely bending towards a more compassionate future, championed by caring people in every country of the world.
That is to say, we are getting kinder.
Worldwide, never before has there been such a rate of positive change — in public policy; in commerce; in public awareness and advocacyAnd never before have the animals of this world needed it so much. We have, after all, inherited an age where the majority of animals in human ‘care’ are valued not as living, thinking beings, but as commodities — spending their entire lives confined in factory farms. Nothing short of a profound global shift in thought is needed to awaken our shared responsibility toward our fellow species and break this global cycle of suffering.The Gadhimai Temple Trust has shown that tradition is no excuse for cruelty with its landmark decision.
Could the previously un-thought of Gadhimai ‘celebration of life’ festival be a sign that a kinder world is possible?
Some of the most entrenched cruelty in this world has long been defended in the name of ‘tradition’.
The Festival of Sacrifice is responsible for untold suffering of cattle, sheep and goats — millions of whom have been sold for profit through Australia’s live export trade; closer to home, in the name of Christmas, highly intelligent pigs and turkeys not only experience the terror of slaughter, but entire lifetimes of suffering in factory farms; and sporting events such as bull fights and rodeos still present cruelty as ‘entertainment’…
When kind people seek to transform cruel traditions, they don’t risk losing their identity. They strengthen it by demonstrating that culture cannot be measured by the repetition of practices frozen in time by values of the past. For this, the tradition of the Gadhimai festival will become all the stronger.
In another Nepalese tradition, there is an entire calendar day called ‘Kukur Tihar’ dedicated entirely to thanking dogs for their friendship and loyalty.
It takes compassion and courage to rise above cruelty and recognize that the ways of doing things we inherit from the past do not define us; to recognize that those we share this world with, also share our desire to avoid suffering. Whether in our temples, or in our homes, we can all choose to live without killing.

The roots of cruelty are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. Albert SchweitzerIn another Nepalese tradition, there is an entire calendar day called 'Kukur Tihar' dedicated entirely to thanking dogs for their friendship and loyalty.Compassion is fundamental to all human cultures — and when it shines through, traditions steeped in cruelty can be transformed. On scales grand and small, if we want to live in a kinder world, we all have a role to play.

And if the world’s largest animal sacrifice event can be transformed into a ‘celebration of life’, then there is reason to be infinitely hopeful about the future.