3/30/2013

What does the red equal sign on Facebook, Twitter mean?


Be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, if you've been on social media of any kind this week, you've seen friends upload the red equality sign first created by the Human Rights Campaign for supporters of same-sex marriages to spread the word on the current Supreme Court hearings. Supporters took that symbol and remixed, photoshopped, and crafted into their own personality to help it become the most-buzzed-about topic online this week.
Take a look at some of the viral versions of the simple design, and let us know if there was one you loved that should be in this mix.

In the midst of the Supreme Court hearings this week on gay-marriage laws, the Human Rights Campaign is urging supporters of same-sex unions to "go red" with their Facebook profile picture by using this red and pink version (to symbolize love) of its blue and gold equality logo. The campaign got a major boost when Star Trek star and gay-rights advocate George Takei posted about it on Facebook to his 3.7 million followers, writing:
For those friends wondering, this special "red" equality symbol signifies that marriage equality really is all about love. Thanks to the Human Rights Campaign for this effort. Please consider changing your profile today in support — esp if you are a straight ally.
So no matter what your sexual orientation is, will you be "going red" with your Facebook profile picture?


(CNN) — Scroll through your Facebook newsfeed today and there is a good chance you will be seeing red.
A simple red equal sign, a variation of the Human Rights Campaign’s traditionally blue and yellow logo, has dominated social media. In total, according to Fred Saiz, vice president of communication for the gay-rights organization, the image has been seen by 10 million people on Facebook alone.
The image was first posted at 1 p.m. ET on Monday and since then Saiz said it has “snowballed” into a bigger deal than the HRC expected. While one post by the campaign that used the image was shared 43,000 times, a number of people have saved the image as their own at the HRC’s urging and have replaced their profile picture with the red equal sign.
“It has caught us off guard, to be honest with you,” Saiz said. “It has taken off like wild fire.”
For an hour Tuesday morning, the Human Rights Campaign website crashed, according to Saiz, because of the traffic they were getting off the image.
As nine justices pondered the future of same-sex marriage in the United States, millions have taken to Facebook and Twitter to litigate the issue. The top ten terms trending on Facebook all related to same-sex marriage, while terms like “SCOTUS” and “Prop8″ were trending nationally on Twitter.
One of the top trending terms on Facebook on Tuesday was “equality,” according to data from the social networking website. On the day that the Supreme Court heard arguments over Proposition 8, a law that prohibited same-sex marriage in California, use of the term spiked more than 5,000 percent.
This is high, considering the fact that “equality” is a term used every day.
According to Facebook, celebrities like Ricky Martin, Felicity Huffman and George Takei, as well as politicians like Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, changed their Facebook profile pictures to the red image.
Takei, the famed Star Trek actor and prominent gay rights activist, has a massive Facebook following and changed his Facebook profile image to the red logo.
A post from him this morning asking people to adopt the logo has over 64,000 likes and more than 31,000 shares.
Another post overlaying the internet meme “Grumpy Cat” on top of the red logo has quickly gone viral with more than 60,000 likes and 17,000 shares within the first half an hour of posting.
Saiz, from the Human Rights Campaign, called the reaction “unprecedented.”
“You always hope that these things will capture the imagination of those that see it,” he said. “I think what you can’t predict and plan for how individuals with a bigger reach than your own are going to make your reach exponential in nature.”
Although an image in favor of same-sex marriage dominated outside the courthouse, justices inside seemed reluctant to extend a sweeping constitutional right for gays and lesbian to wed in all 50 states.
In the first of two days of hearings on cases that have the potential to fundamentally alter how American law treats marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy — considered the likely deciding vote on the divided court — questioned whether justices should even be hearing the issue.
The overriding legal question in the California case is whether the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law prevents states from defining marriage as that state has.
The Family Research Council, an organization “honoring God’s design for marriage and celebrating all who have joined together as man and wife,” also created their own shareable social graphic featuring a man and a woman holding hands.
Over the past few days, the image has received over 10,000 likes and shares.
Additionally, the March for Marriage, a Tuesday afternoon event aimed at advocating marriage between a man and a woman, has been posting sharable graphics on its Facebook page in the last week. The page itself has received almost 4,000 likes.
However, these campaigns have been overshadowed on Facebook by the efforts same-sex organizations like the Human Rights Campaign have undertaken.
– CNN’s Bill Mears contributed to this report.

This image of a red equal sign, released by the Human Rights Campaign shows a redesign of their logo. A square box with thick pink horizontal lines (the mathematical equal symbol) was offered for sharing this week by the Human Rights Campaign as the U.S. Supreme Court took up arguments in key marriage rights cases. The image, replacing profile pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and elsewhere, is a makeover of the advocacy group's logo, usually a blue background with bright yellow lines.




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3/29/2013

Manly P. Hall - Wisdom and Truth (playlist)


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Manly Palmer Hall was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus, and which he published at the age of 27.

He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult.

In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society (PRS) in Los Angeles, California, dedicating it to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems. The PRS claims to be non-sectarian and entirely free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control, and the Society's programs stress the need for the integration of philosophy, religion, and science into one system of instruction. The PRS Library, a public facility devoted to source materials in obscure fields, has many rare and scarce items now impossible to obtain elsewhere.

In 1973 (47 years after writing The Secret Teachings of All Ages), Hall was recognized as a 33º Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite), at a ceremony held at PRS on December 8th, despite never being initiated into the physical craft.

In his over 70-year career, Hall delivered approximately 8,000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.

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3/28/2013

Ken O'Keefe in Tehran - "Iran is not the threat, we are." - American Patriots Rise


Ken O'Keefe in Tehran - 'Iran is not the Threat, we are' - American Patriots Rise


When America truly becomes a nation of honor I will be proud to stand among its citizens as a genuine member of the family.

Ken O'Keefe at the Hollysoodism conference in Tehran

(TEHRAN) - It is time to stop being Israel's Bitch!

I renounced my US citizenship and the United States of Hypocrisy refused to acknowledge my right, our right, to self-determination. Alright then, I am thinking now that maybe I just needed to leave for 10 years or so and reflect on things, now that I have, I have made some important conclusions.

First among them is that it remains an embarrassment, that idiot flag waving Americans have sat by while their Constitution was used like toilet paper and their government became a bought and paid for circus of clowns.

Second is that due to this despicable state of affairs of failing to pay attention on our watch we Americans have continued to be complicit in mass murder that is truly unparalleled in the modern age. God help us for what we are collectively responsible for.

Third, our American sons and daughters continue to be used as the meaningless pawns they are and ultimately, aside from those our sons and daughters murder in foreign lands, aside from those we rape and torture, our sons and daughters themselves are the biggest victims of all. We so pathetically spouted "support our troops", like idiots, incredible idiots, while effectively sentencing them to a fate that makes post-traumatic stress disorder almost inevitable.






Salem-News.com writers Franklin Lamb & Ken O'Keefe in Tehran
Look at the drug abuse, domestic violence, homelessness and suicide rates of returning soldiers and compare it to the returning soldiers of Vietnam, what the fuck are we doing to our supposedly cherished sons and daughters?
I have come to another conclusion, America is almost assuredly going down and going down hard, so hard that it might just bring the whole world down with it, for this reason more than any other I feel a need to exercise the best virtues I obtained as an American born son and do my best to sound the alarm. To reach out to every genuine, not fake ass idiot patriot, but to reach out to the genuine patriots.

And lastly, we need to acknowledge 100% that the American government is bought and paid for by the Zionist, Jewish supremacists, Israeli "dual citizens", which in truth is a pyramid with the Rothschild's and their bankster kin at the top. These are the puppet masters and they have used America as their strong arm, if we are so blindingly stupid as to continue this role as their enforcers, we will exterminate not only ourselves but possibly this beautiful world we live in.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki are proof of just how horrendous we have been and thus are capable of being today.






Ken with the Palestinian delegation
It is time to stop being chumps, it is time to actually give some meaning to the word patriot. It is especially time for those in the police, military and government who took an oath to uphold the Constitution to honor that commitment. Are you a person of honor? Or are you a fraudster? A coward?

I couldn't care less about fake patriots, but real patriots, I am serious about working with you. Get the fuck up and take the fake ideals of America and make them real. If that were to happen I will happily ask for my citizenship back... until such time I do not give my allegiance to this criminal entity and thus I am not a citizen regardless of the judgments of this corrupt government and its minions.

When America truly becomes a nation of honor I will be proud to stand among its citizens as a genuine member of the family. Let us make this so.
Thank you to Anthony Lawson for the reading.
TJP, Ken O'Keefe



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Ken O'Keefe is a former U.S. Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently spoke out about the use of depleted uranium as a "crime against humanity" and the US military using soldiers as "human guinea pigs" with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome. He is also a social entrepreneur utilizing direct action marine conservation, he is more widely known for leading the human shield action to Iraq and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara in which he participated in "defending the ship" and "disarming two Israeli Commandos". On January 7, 2004, O'Keefe burned his US passport in protest of "American Imperialism" and called for US troops to immediately withdrawal from Iraq. He replaced his US passport with a "World Passport", subsequently proclaiming himself a "Citizen of the World" with “ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth." Ken is also legal citizen of Ireland and Palestine citizenship. Read Ken O'Keefe's Biography, you can also visit Ken's Ken's Website alohapalestine.com



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3/26/2013

Papaji—Where is the Buddha?


Published on Mar 26, 2013 By: KosiFreedom

It is deeply held by many of Papaji's students that this question was his final and one of his most profound teachings. This video takes a very deep look at where Papaji is eternally pointing. The music is Heart of Perfect Wisdom by Robert Gass.


Papaji Biography


In Love With Buddha


My next major spiritual adventure occurred when I was about thirteen. It started when I saw a picture of the Buddha in a history book at school. This picture illustrated the period of his life when he tried to live on only one grain of rice a day. The face was very beautiful but the body was skeleton-like, all skin and bone. I immediately felt a great attraction to him, even though I didn’t then know anything about his teachings. I simply fell in love with his beautiful face and decided that I should try to emulate him. In the picture he was meditating under a tree.
I didn’t know that at the time, in fact I didn’t even know what meditation was. Undeterred, I thought, ‘I can do that. I can sit cross­legged under a tree. I can be like him.’
So I began to sit in a cross-legged position in our garden under some rose bushes that grew there, happy and content that I was harmonising my lifestyle with this person I had fallen in love with.

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Then, to increase the similarity even more, I decided that I should try to make my body resemble his skeleton-­like frame. At that time in our house we would collect our food from our mother before going off to eat it separately. This made it easy for me to throw my meals away. When no one was looking I would go outside and give all my food to the dogs in the street. After some time I managed to stop eating completely.I became so weak and thin, eventu­ally my bones began to stick out, just like the Buddha’s. That made me very happy and I became very proud of my new state. My classmates at school made my day by nick­naming me ‘the Buddha’ because they could see how thin I was getting.

My father worked for the railways. At this particular period of his life he was working in Baluchistan as a stationmaster. Because his job was a long way away, we only ever saw him when he came home on leave. About a month after my fasting began he came home on one of his regular visits and was shocked at how thin I had got dur­ing his absence. He took me off to see various doctors and had them examine me in order to find out what was wrong. None of them suspected that I was deliberately fasting. One of them told my father, ‘He is growing tall very quickly, that is why he is getting so thin. Give him good food, lots of milk and dry fruits.’ 

My mother followed the advice, adding a bit of her own: every day she would say, ‘Eat more butter, eat more butter’. The dogs on the street got very fat and happy be­cause the new diet went the same way as the old one. 

The school history book which contained Buddha’s picture was a simple guide for children. The main bio­graphical facts were there, but the concepts of meditation and enlightenment were not adequately explained. Pre­sumably the author did not think that these very essential points would be of interest to children. So, I remained ig­norant of what he was really doing under that tree and why his final accomplishment was so great. Nevertheless, I still felt attracted to him and still felt an urge to imitate him as closely as possible. 

I learnt from this book that the Buddha wore orange robes and that he begged for his food, going from house to house with a begging bowl. This was something I could, with a little ingenuity, copy. 

My mother had a white sari which seemed to me to be the ideal raw material for a robe. I took it when she wasn’t looking and dyed it ochre, the colour of the Buddha’s robes. I wraped it around myself in what I took to be the correct way and began to play at being a mendicant monk. I got hold of a bowl to beg with and walked up and down the streets of Faisalabad, asking for alms. Before I went home I would change into my ordinary clothes and wrap up the orange sari in a paper parcel. I kept the parcel among my school books, a place I thought no one would bother to look. 

One of my friends found out what I was doing and told me, ‘You can’t get away with this. Somebody will recognise you and tell your family what you are doing.’ 

Feeling very confident about my ability to do it se­cretly, I told him, ‘Your parents know me. I will come to your house in my robes and ask for food. If I can fool them I can fool anybody.’

I put on my sari, smeared ashes all over my face to fur­ther my disguise, put a cap on my head and went off to their house with my begging bowl. It was about 8 p.m. so the darkness also helped my disguise. I called out ‘Bhiksha! Bhiksha!’ [Alms! Alms!] because I had seen sadhus beg for food by calling in this way. Since it did not occur to me that anyone might recognise my voice, I made no attempt to disguise it. My friend’s mother came to the door, showed no sign of recognition, and invited me in to eat. 

‘Swamiji, Babaji, come in and eat something,’ she said, taking me in and offering me food. 

I went with her, acting out the role I had assigned my­self. ‘My child,’ I said to her, even though she must have been about thirty years older than I, ‘you will have chil­dren and get lots of money.’ I had heard swamis bless women like this. Since most women wanted to get rich and have several sons, itinerant swamis would give these fanta­sies their blessings in the hope of getting a better reception and something good to eat. 

Then, laughing, she removed my cap and told me that she had always known who I really was. ‘Your appearance is quite good,’ she said, ‘but I recognised you from your voice.’ Then her husband came and she explained to him what was going on. 

Scornfully he said, ‘Who will not recognise you if you go out begging like that? You will soon be detected.’ 

Now it was my turn to laugh because earlier that day I had begged at his shop and got a one paisa copper coin from him. I showed him the coin. 

He had to revise his opinion a little. ‘I must have been busy with my customers,’ he said. ‘I must have given it to you without looking.’ 

‘No, that’s not true,’ I responded truthfully. ‘You saw me very clearly. I walked past your shop, begging. You saw me, called me back and handed me this coin. My dis­guise is good enough and I can get away with it so long as I don’t talk to people who might recognise my voice.’ 

These people were amused by my antics, not knowing that I was doing this sort of thing regularly in a stolen dyed sari. They didn’t tell my mother, so I was able to carry on with my impersonation.
My mother only had three saris. One day, fairly soon after I had taken the white one, she washed the other two and started looking for the third because she needed to wear it.  Of course, she couldn’t find it anywhere. She never asked me about it because, since I was not a girl, it did not occur to her that I might have had any possible use for it. She eventually decided that she must have given it to the dhobi,and that he had lost it or forgotten to return it.
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The final phase of my Buddha impersonations came when I discovered that he used to preach sermons in pub­lic places. This excited me because it was a new facet of his life that I could copy. I knew absolutely nothing about Buddhism, but the thought that this might be a handicap when I stood up to preach never occurred to me.

There was a clock-tower in the middle of our town and near it was a raised platform where all the local politicians used to give their speeches. It was very much the centre of Faisalabad because all the routes to other towns radiated out from it. I put on my usual disguise, strode confidently up the steps, and began to give my first public speech. I cannot recollect anything that I said—it couldn’t have been anything about Buddhism because I knew absolutely noth­ing about it—but I do remember that I delivered my speech with great flair and panache. I harangued the passers-by with great gusto, occasionally raising my arm and wagging my finger to emphasise the points I was making. I had seen the politicians gesture like that when they made their speeches. 

I felt I had made a successful start to my oratorical ca­reer and taken a step further towards my goal of imitating the Buddha in everything he did. I went back to the clock-­tower on several occasions and preached many sermons there. Unfortunately, Faisalabad was not a big city and it was inevitable that sooner or later someone who knew me would recognise me. It was not surprising, therefore, that one day one of my neighbours spotted me and reported my antics to my mother. 

At first she was very sceptical. ‘How can it be he?’ she asked. ‘Where would he get an orange robe from?’ Then, remembering her missing sari, she went to the cupboard where I kept my books and found the paper parcel. The game was over, for that discovery effectively ended my brief career as an imitation Buddha. 

It was an absurd but very entertaining episode in my life which, in retrospect, I can see as reflecting my state of mind at the time. I had this intense yearning for God but I had nothing to channel it into except the external forms of the deities. Something in me recognised the Buddha as di­vine and my childish and ignorant attempts to follow in his footsteps were merely a manifestation of that burning in­ner desire to find God. I wasn’t being mischievous. I never regarded it as some kind of childhood prank. Some power was compelling me to do it. Some old samskaras were com­ing up and compelling me towards reality, towards the truth of the Self. It was a serious attempt on my part to find my way back to the state of happiness and peace that I had once experienced and known as my own inner reality. 

My mother did not get very angry with me. We had al­ways had a good relationship and she could see the humour of the situation. Because she had been so young when I was born, we behaved with each other as if we were brother and sister, rather than mother and son. We played, sang and danced together, and quite often we even slept in the same bed.





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3/25/2013

Highlands of Ecuador Cajas National Park By: Buddy Huggins


Tours can be arranged in Cuenca through Angel Pánchez, ( His Cell is 08-589-9643 - E-mail is  anhelp_68@yahoo.com  ) The price can range from $50 to $65 depending on what tour service you use and whether lunch is included in your package.

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The Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park) is a national park in the highlands of Ecuador. It is located about 30 km west from Cuenca, the capital of the province of Azuay. The area of 285.44 km² (28,544 ha) between 3100m and 4450m above sea level offers a tundra vegetation on a jagged landscape of hills and valleys. It was declared a National Park on November 5, 1996 by resolution N° 057. Known for its more than 275 Andean lakes and many waterfalls, this national park is a popular destination for trout fishing, rugged hiking and camping.

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Waterfall South of Cuenca, Ecuador - El Chorro with Buddy Huggins


When you arrive in the small town of Giron in the Azuay Province of Ecuador, you will be able to see the waterfalls cascading down from the mountain. Many buses do not make it all the way up to "El Chorro," the entrance to the park, so you will need to catch a taxi in the town of Giron (approximately $5.00).

Once you make the six kilometer "climb" up the mountain (by foot, by taxi or by car), you will be right in the heart of some gorgeous scenery with waterfalls, lakes (Lago de Cristal), and streams. The entrance to the park is 30 cents (each way), but is well worth the price! Some of the best views of the waterfall (El Chorro) can be seen from the road leading up to the park entrance, so make sure to take advantage of the photo opportunities on the way up.

El Chorro de Giron


Once you enter "El Chorro de Giron," the park entrance, you will be directed to a small parking lot which is privately owned (cost $1.00). There is a family-owned tienda, restaurant, and picnic area which gives you a panoramic view of the mountains, the Yunguilla Valley, and of the waterfalls (a total of three). It's a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch as there are tables, chairs and a stream filled with rainbow trout. The actual climb up to "El Chorro" begins at about 500 feet from the parking lot, where a ticket-taker will ask for an entrance fee ($1.00 for Ecuadorian citizens and $2.00 for tourists). It's advisable to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes as the steps are muddy and the wooden planks are wet and slippery.

Half way up the climb, there is a look-out area which is a great photo opportunity to view the entire waterfall without being "eclipsed" by the mountain. The trail is well marked, but it's very slippery so be sure to hang on to the rails that are provided for your safety. Once you reach the first waterfall, there is a wooden bridge that allows you to cross over to the other side. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to walk across the bridge as it is covered with water and can be dangerous. If you decide to make the crossing, make sure you have protective gear on and that your camera lens is covered. The "mist" from the waterfall often proves to be more like a rain shower and can be quite chilly depending on the season. At certain times when the waterfall isn't so full, you can actually hike down from the bridge and allow the water to fall in front of you.

There are a total of three waterfalls in the park. The base of (El Chorro), the largest waterfall, can be reached with a moderate degree of effort. The other two waterfalls are a bit more strenuous to walk to and may require the help of a guide depending on your strength and fitness level. If you're not in great shape, you may want to enjoy the view from the base of El Chorro!

Once you have taken advantage of all the photo opportunities, you will be ready to descend the same way you came. It's much easier on the way down, but caution still needs to be observed. Be advised that there is only one way up and one way down from the waterfall, so you will need to share the steps with foot traffic that is ascending and descending.

When you arrive back at the entrance, you will be invited to enjoy a free sugarcane drink, which is a specialty of the region. It comes in an alcoholic and non-alcoholic form. Although Giron is considered to have a subtropical climate, it still gets quite cold in the mountains and in the waterfall region, so a warm drink will help to take the chill out of the air.

Conclusion

The waterfalls of Giron are often overlooked as a tourist destination, but are well worth the time and effort in getting there. One expat living in Cuenca remarked, "It's one of the most breathtaking sights in all of Ecuador and should be at the top of your sightseeing list!"

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3/24/2013

Buddy Talks With Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song about the Pearcy Arkansas Event


This event was in Pearcy Arkansas 20 minutes from downtown Hot Springs. Thank you for spreading the word to your friends in the area!  Thanks, healing space for Saturday's Satsang and; Kirtan.


About Shanti

PEACE MOTHER GEETA SACRED SONG,  is an internationally recognized Peace Shaman, Enlightened Shaktipat Master and founder of the non-profit organization Sacred Peace.

Peace Mother's mission is to spark ENLIGHTENMENT in all beings and She has created ample sacred tools to help humanity travel the fast track to LIBERATION.

The Holy Mother promotes Peace through Peace Concerts, Peace Ceremonies, Shamanic Training, Mayan Soul Retrieval work and Shaktipat (infusions of Light).

Trained in MAYAN SOUL RETRIEVAL work by Don Jacinto Tzab, one of Mexico's greatest Mayan Shamans, the Holy Mother carries on the work of the Mayan Lineage, healing individuals, the Land and Sacred Waters of the world.

Immersed in the Sacred Mantras of India as well as the Shamanic prayer songs, the Healing Power of the Universe flows through Peace Mother in a thunderous way! Her luminous presence amplifies the Light, Prosperity and Harmony in all beings and places, creating a constant flow of miracles.

Peace Mother has recorded mantras and prayer songs which increase Peace, Spiritual Protection, Prosperity, Harmony, Balance, Devotion and Soul Power instantly.

She has also authored the soul-strengthening books:

SHAMAN'S ART JOURNAL...Self Healing and Enlightenment, Part 1

THE IMPECCABLE WARRIOR OF LIGHT: Mantras and Rituals for Spiritual Protection


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Peace Mother's bliss-full Devotion to Divine Mother is contagious, infusing everyone and every place with a zest-full devotion to the Light! It is Peace Mother's mission to awaken within every one of us an unwavering adoration for the Light. To help us experience our inherent Divine Nature, She has created Enlightenment Training tools such as the Shamanic Training Intensives, Spiritual Protection Intensives, Shamanic Healing Circle, Sacred Ceremonies, Light Activations, books and chanting CDs.


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Through Mayan Soul Retrieval Limpia sessions, workshops and Peace programs, She radiates Divine Mother's blessings upon us. With Her compassionate gaze and Light-bestowing healing Work, the Holy Mother bestows Divine Mother Grace upon all. Through Mayan Soul Retrieval Prayers, boundless miracles occur and people experience freedom from addictions, negative karmic patterns and illness.


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Healing or improvement of physical conditions such as:

Cancer, addictions, weight issues, muscle pain, joint problems, lack of mobility, migraines, insomnia, obesity, heart problems, tumors, arthritis, dysfunctional organs, fibromyalgia syndrome, fatigue syndromes, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, immune system defiency, Allergies and many other physical health problems.

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Mental health problems, emotional addictions, relationship issues, children's behavioral problems, loss, grief, hurt, anger, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, obsession, depression, painful memories, emotional/physical abuse, insecurity, lack of self-esteem, phobias, neurosis, overt perfectionism, anxiety, fears, struggle, confusion, guilt, anguish, withholding Love, frustration, resistance, victimization, blame, fear of intimacy, negative beliefs and patterns, etc.


Assisting with Spiritual healing, evolution and expansion in areas such as:

Release of negative karmas, removal of generational curses, opening your Third Eye, dissolving meditation obstacles, increasing Prosperity and Spiritual Protective Shield, balance of Chakras, Kundalini activation, strengthening your connection with Spirit Guides, Angels and Divine Protectors.

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3/19/2013

The Top 10 Strategies for Surviving Ecuador's Carnival



Last February, a friend and I found ourselves walking to class on a cobblestone path in Cuenca, Ecuador. It was our first day in this unfamiliar city and our spirits were high as we took in the new sights and culture. Suddenly a flash of orange flew between us and crashed at our feet, dousing our toes with a fresh spray of chilled water. We looked around baffled for any sign of a threat, but found none. There were no birds discarding their droppings, the street jugglers were not tossing buckets of water, and no, Chicken Little, the sky was not falling.
Then all of a sudden we were under rapid fire as balls of water were rocketed towards us from all directions. Gringas under attack! Cuenca was like a war zone as we scurried around the sidewalk to avoid the unpredictable land mines. This was just the preview for the next couple weeks.
We soon discovered that it was Carnival season, a celebration in Roman Catholic communities that represents the overturning of daily life. Technically, Carnival falls on the weekend or day before Lent, celebrated with parades, masquerades, and feasting before the sacrifices of Lent begin. However, just as American super stores have taken to selling holiday decorations months before the event, Carnival also makes an early appearance thanks to the diablitos – “little devils” that play with water.
Over the years this highly celebrated holiday has expanded into joyous weeks of throwing bombas (water balloons), sprinting with squirt guns, dumping buckets of water off roof top balconies, spraying colored foam, and tossing fistfuls of multicolored flour on unsuspecting passersby. The street carts stock up on cans of foam and bags of water balloons while kids use their lunch breaks to dunk their friends in the river.
What does this mean for the gringo tourists? Well, basically we stand out as great targets, blond hair acting as a signal flare for the diablitos to spray foam, throw flour, and toss a refreshing burst of rubber and water to the side of your face. Thus, based on my experience I have a few pieces of advice for those of you who dare to visit Ecuador (or any Roman Catholic city) around the holidays and survive with your dignities intact:

1. Bring a spare set of clothes and bring those clothes in a waterproof bag.
2. Do not wear white. The saying “Don’t wear white after labor day” takes on a whole new meaning come mid February under the threat of buckets of water.
3. Do not carry anything that can be permanently destroyed by water (i.e. important documents, expensive cameras, plane tickets, the only copy of the phone number for the house at which you are staying…)
4. On second thought, you may want to risk using your phone or camera. Based on my experience those items can be considered a “no throw zone” to kids who are unwilling to risk the consequences of destroying technology.
5. Adopt a survival strategy. What do I mean by this? Become observant of your surroundings, trust no one, and travel in numbers. Attacks can come from any angle; this means all sides, below, and most importantly above. Rooftop balconies are prime locations for dumping buckets of water. Chances are the fastest, slowest, tallest, and blondest will be the targeted victims in your group so in this case being average is key, until they are the ones dunking you in the river.
6. Protect your mouth, nose, and eyes. Something about the Ecuadorian children makes them target your face. Now, if water was the only threat this could be as refreshing as an Olay commercial. However, when blue foam and multicolored flour suddenly explode into your eyes, you risk wandering into oncoming traffic or off the single track hiking path that boarders a cliff. Note: if you are blinded by the diablito’s ammo don’t panic. Chances are that another child will soon toss a bucket of water in your direction, or you can ask to borrow a spare water balloon from a friend.
7. Participate: Now that you have the hang of survival strategies, it is time to enjoy the festivities. Buy bottomless bags of water balloons from roadside stands, and learn how to fill them as quickly as possible in any available sink.
8. Master the art of discreetly carrying 3 or more water balloons while walking down the street. This is more difficult than it sounds, and if poorly executed it may make you a more profitable target for kids in passing cars.
9. If you throw water balloons at strangers, try to make sure they are not older South American tourists. Often times they don’t find diablitos as entertaining as others, so you risk fleeing behind the nearest lockable door while your spunky Spanish teacher explains local customs to the now soaked, angry man from Venezuela.
10. Lastly, it’s best to assume a costume if you are committed to carnival. Adopting official attire will open opportunities for water battles, and lessen your laundry loads at the end of the week.





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3/18/2013

Waterfall South of Cuenca, Ecuador - El Chorro with Buddy huggins


The Waterfalls of Giron, Ecuador - El Chorro

If you're looking for a short day's excursion from Cuenca, Ecuador then you need to head to the waterfalls of Giron. It's been called the Swiss Alps of Ecuador and quite possibly one of the most beautiful places in South America. It's about a 45-minute drive from Cuenca and is accessible by car, van or bus.

How To Get There

Tours can be arranged in Cuenca through Angel, ( His Info will be posted soon.) The price can range from $50 to $65 depending on what tour service you use and whether lunch is included in your package.

When you arrive in the small town of Giron in the Azuay Province of Ecuador, you will be able to see the waterfalls cascading down from the mountain. Many buses do not make it all the way up to "El Chorro," the entrance to the park, so you will need to catch a taxi in the town of Giron (approximately $5.00).

Once you make the six kilometer "climb" up the mountain (by foot, by taxi or by car), you will be right in the heart of some gorgeous scenery with waterfalls, lakes (Lago de Cristal), and streams. The entrance to the park is 30 cents (each way), but is well worth the price! Some of the best views of the waterfall (El Chorro) can be seen from the road leading up to the park entrance, so make sure to take advantage of the photo opportunities on the way up.


El Chorro de Giron

Once you enter "El Chorro de Giron," the park entrance, you will be directed to a small parking lot which is privately owned (cost $1.00). There is a family-owned tienda, restaurant, and picnic area which gives you a panoramic view of the mountains, the Yunguilla Valley, and of the waterfalls (a total of three). It's a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch as there are tables, chairs and a stream filled with rainbow trout. The actual climb up to "El Chorro" begins at about 500 feet from the parking lot, where a ticket-taker will ask for an entrance fee ($1.00 for Ecuadorian citizens and $2.00 for tourists). It's advisable to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes as the steps are muddy and the wooden planks are wet and slippery.

Half way up the climb, there is a look-out area which is a great photo opportunity to view the entire waterfall without being "eclipsed" by the mountain. The trail is well marked, but it's very slippery so be sure to hang on to the rails that are provided for your safety. Once you reach the first waterfall, there is a wooden bridge that allows you to cross over to the other side. Extreme caution should be used when attempting to walk across the bridge as it is covered with water and can be dangerous. If you decide to make the crossing, make sure you have protective gear on and that your camera lens is covered. The "mist" from the waterfall often proves to be more like a rain shower and can be quite chilly depending on the season. At certain times when the waterfall isn't so full, you can actually hike down from the bridge and allow the water to fall in front of you.

There are a total of three waterfalls in the park. The base of (El Chorro), the largest waterfall, can be reached with a moderate degree of effort. The other two waterfalls are a bit more strenuous to walk to and may require the help of a guide depending on your strength and fitness level. If you're not in great shape, you may want to enjoy the view from the base of El Chorro!

Once you have taken advantage of all the photo opportunities, you will be ready to descend the same way you came. It's much easier on the way down, but caution still needs to be observed. Be advised that there is only one way up and one way down from the waterfall, so you will need to share the steps with foot traffic that is ascending and descending.

When you arrive back at the entrance, you will be invited to enjoy a free sugarcane drink, which is a specialty of the region. It comes in an alcoholic and non-alcoholic form. Although Giron is considered to have a subtropical climate, it still gets quite cold in the mountains and in the waterfall region, so a warm drink will help to take the chill out of the air.

Conclusion

The waterfalls of Giron are often overlooked as a tourist destination, but are well worth the time and effort in getting there. One expat living in Cuenca remarked, "It's one of the most breathtaking sights in all of Ecuador and should be at the top of your sightseeing list!"

Sources:

The Free Encyclopedia, Wikipedia

"Terminal Terrestre," Cuenca.com.ec

"Visit Giron's Famous Waterfalls Near Cuenca," Ecuador.Travel.com

Also See:

Highlands of Ecuador Cajas National Park By: Buddy Huggins



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I am on a plane, on my way to Cuenca, Ecuador



You ain't gonna believe where I am!
I am on a plane, on my way to Cuenca, Ecuador.
This was my first plane trip.





I had a great time, I am back now. I was there last month. I go to Hawaii April,,!!
Plan to video there also. My love and honey, Laura will be by my side.
Surf's Up!!




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