Love & Acceptance

"Everything in the Universe wants to be loved and accepted.
Our personal work is to find the love and acceptance within ourselves."

~ Shakti Gawain author of Living in the Light

"Tudo no Universo quer ser amado e aceite.
Nosso trabalho pessoal é encontrar o amor e aceitação dentro de nós mesmos."

~ Shakti Gawain autor de Living in the Light


March 20: Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox

An eclipse is a natural phenomenon. Nevertheless, in some ancient and modern cultures, solar eclipses have been attributed to supernatural causes or regarded as bad omens. A total solar eclipse can be frightening to people who are unaware of its astronomical explanation, as the Sun seems to disappear during the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.

Total solar eclipses occur when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow (the umbra) on Earth. The darkest point of the eclipse is almost as dark as night.

"Geometry of a Total Solar Eclipse" by Sagredo - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

A total solar eclipse will occur on Friday March 20, 2015 (It is the last total solar eclipse visible in Europe until the eclipse of August 12, 2026). 
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

It's a Total Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway), and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC.
The solar eclipse commencing in the south west and moving towards the north east. It will be most visibile from the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Faroe Islands and northern Norway. The shadow will begin its pass off the south coast of Greenland. The shadow will then move its way to the northeast, passing between Iceland and the United Kingdom before moving over the the faroe islands and the northernmost islands of Norway. The shadow of the eclipse will be visible in varying degrees all over continental europe. South eastern locations will only experience a partial solar eclipse. For example, London will experience an 85% partial solar eclipse compared to north of the faroe islands in the Norweigian Sea which will see a complete solar eclipse.

Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, West in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.

Source: www.timeanddate.com

 Area seeing the total solar eclipse.
 More than 90% of the sun is covered.
 Up to 90% of the sun is covered.
 Up to 40% of the sun is covered.
 Eclipse is not visible at all.
Note: Percentage values (%) relate to moon coverage of the sun and depends on location. Visibility is weather permitting.

Looking directly at the Sun can lead to permanent eye damage or blindness, special eye protection or indirect viewing techniques are used when viewing a solar eclipse.
Never look directly at the Sun, eclipsed or otherwise, without proper protective eyewear. The Sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas in the eyes leading to permanent damage or even blindness.
Be safe: Make a pinhole projector
The only way to safely see a Total Solar Eclipse is to wear protective eclipse glasses or to project an image of the eclipsed Sun using a pinhole projector.

The supermoon on 20 March 2015 will be the third this year. However, as the third supermoon is a new moon (facing away from the sun), only its shadow will be visible.

The moon turns new only 14 hours after reaching lunar perigee – moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. Thus this moon is a supermoon – at the new phase – not visible in our sky, but having a larger-than-average effect on Earth’s oceans. Plus this new supermoon swings right in front of the equinox sun on March 20, so that the moon’s shadow falls on parts of Earth.
20 March 2015 also coincides with March equinox (also known as spring or vernal equinox). 

An equinox occurs twice a year, around 20 March and 22 September.
The word itself has several related definitions. The oldest meaning is the day when daytime and night are of approximately equal duration

The word equinox comes from this definition, derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night) - meaning “equal night.” All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal. Today, the Sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west.

An equinox occurs when the plane of Earth's Equator passes the center of the Sun. At that instant, the tilt of Earth's axis neither inclines away from nor towards the Sun.

The equinox will happen at the same time as a solar eclipse in 2053 and 2072, though it doesn’t always appear as close together as that.

The spring equinox (also known as the vernal equinox) is the time in the earth’s annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length, before the days finally start to get longer after the dominance of darkness during winter, and life springs forth from death. Its deeper spiritual significance reveals the mysteries of spiritual resurrection.
"Earth-lighting-equinox EN". Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

In Christianity, the spring equinox is the time of the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Likewise in ancient Egypt, it is the time of the resurrection of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris; and the resurrection of the Mayan Maize God Hun Hunahpu. The Great Sphinx of Giza, in Egypt, symbol of resurrection, gazes precisely at the rising of the spring equinox sun. The temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia aligns to the spring equinox, and depicts the scene of the “churning of the milky ocean”—the struggle between the forces of light and darkness. At the temple of the feathered serpent in Mexico at Chichen Itza, the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl ascends the nine terraces of the pyramid on the spring equinox.

Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world. It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other.

The spring equinox stands upon the point of balance, upon which everything pivots in its motion, in the universe, in the cycles of the seasons, and within ourselves. On one side of the equinox is the dark half of the year, and on the other the light half, representing the struggle between the forces of darkness (death and decay) and light (birth and life). It is this antithesis that gives motion to all cycles in the universe, and which is likewise found in the spiritual work to awaken. This is why Jesus, Osiris, Quetzalcoatl, etc., faced their greatest confrontation with darkness to attain the light at the spring equinox.

The equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.
The spring equinox signals the beginning of nature’s renewal in the Northern Hemisphere. Worms begin to emerge from the earth, ladybugs land on screen doors, green buds appear, birds chirp, and flowers begin to bloom.

Source: Wikipédia, Wikimedia Commons, www.timeanddate.com, www.belsebuub.com

New Moon Abundance Check #March / Cheque da Abundância da Lua Nova #Março

The New Moon it’s a chance to discern our deepest, truest, desires and then manifest them naturally.
Enjoy the spring equinox for new beginnings and renewals wishes...

Abundance checks are a tool we can use to create more abundance in our lives.
Abundance comes in many forms and is so much more than money.

Be GRATEFUL for all that comes into your life!!!
Be open and ALLOW!!!

This is a fantastic exercise to make a habit

(Or feel free to print this article and use the check image)

Writing your Monthly Abundance Checks and don't forget to expressing 
Gratitude for the abundance in your life.

Share with your friends and family and spread the ABUNDANCE!!!

A Lua Nova é uma chance para discernir nossos mais profundos, mais verdadeiros desejos e, em seguida, manifesta-los naturalmente.
Aproveite o equinócio da primavera para novos começos e renovações de desejos...

Os cheques da abundância são uma ferramenta que podemos usar para criar mais abundância em nossas vidas.
Abundância vem em muitas formas e é muito mais do que dinheiro.

Seja grato por tudo o que vem para a sua vida !!!
Ser aberto e permita !!!

Este é um exercício fantástico torne-o um hábito

(Ou fique à vontade para imprimir este artigo e usar a imagem do Cheque)

Preencha o seu Cheque da Abundância mensal e não se esqueça de expressar Gratidão pela abundância em sua vida.

Compartilhe com os seus amigos e família e espalhe a ABUNDÂNCIA!!!


I'm grateful and thankful for my dear father, not only in this day but all days of the year.... He is my father, my brother, my friend, my buddy, my teacher....my hero... THANK YOU 

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. 

Many countries celebrate it on the March 19 or on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days.


Purity of Heart

Photo source: http://amma.org

"Purity of heart is one of the qualities that Amma says we should cultivate in order to gain inner peace in our daily lives and for spiritual consciousness to dawn in us. It’s not enough to spiritual practices. We also have to cultivate qualities that will calm our minds down, like kindness, patience, introspection, selflessness and so on. Why? Because their opposites drain away the energy that we accumulate through their practice.

Amma uses the example of ants and sugar. We collect sugar on one side of the room and then let ants in from the other side. What happens? There’s nothing left after some time. Collecting sugar is like cultivating good qualities, and allowing negative habits to persist in us is like letting the ants come in and eat up the sugar.

"Many people come to Amma and say, “I have been doing meditation for the last five years and still I have no peace of mind or spiritual experience.” Amma’s answer is always the same: “It’s true that you were doing practices, but it was leaking out in so many ways.“

Anger is number one as far as 'leaks' go. Anger, fear, worries, hatred, jealousy—all these consume our energy. Why should we even try to save energy? If we conserve energy, not only will we maintain our health and have a bright intellect, but ultimately we will start to experience our real Self. There is no need to wait for God to come down and bless us with Self-knowledge. It is enough if we learn how to not waste the energy that is ours. The practice of purity of heart brings about that possibility.


Purity of heart is, in one word, to be innocent—like a child. Just think of what a child is like, an innocent child. Not all children are innocent, as everybody must have noticed. Some are more innocent than others; some have very little innocence Just imagine the most innocent child that you ever saw and then try to be like that. We shouldn’t become childish. Be mature, be wise, but at the same time be childlike.

Why does everybody feel so attracted to an innocent child? Whoever we may be, a kind of happiness wells up in our heart when we see an innocent child. We want to go nearby and play with them or just watch them for some time. Amma has the same innocent nature. The naturally innocent person, or even one who has developed innocence through great effort, can be sure to get the grace of God. Such a person will always be protected somehow or other. The innocent soul is most dear to God. He may have no other redeeming quality. He may be an otherwise useless person with no skills, but if he is very innocent, that is better than being clever and skillful."


Source: http://amma.org


Health Recipes # 6 ~ Strawberry-Kiwi Tart

"Just three easy steps, and you'll be ready to serve a tantalizing tart, thanks to refrigerated pie crust.

1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
2/3 cup Yoplait® 99% Fat Free creamy vanilla yogurt (from 2-lb container)
1 container (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream
1 box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 cup halved fresh strawberries
2 kiwifruit, peeled, thinly sliced 
2 tablespoons orange marmalade

1. Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2. In medium bowl, mix filling ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Pour into cooled baked shell. Arrange strawberries and kiwifruit on filling.

3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave marmalade uncovered on High 5 to 10 seconds or until melted. Brush over fruit. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining tart."