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Honour yourself and go and grow your own way

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Fleetwood Mac sings: “You can go your own way.”

A flower grows because it must. A cloud floats because it is. A butterfly emerges from a cocoon as it is “programmed” to do.

Likewise, each one of us must honour our own self and go and grow our own way.

Some of us may take aeons of time to work this out.

Many of us walk a path not our own because of obligation or fear.

But just like the fruit bears the flower, there comes that tipping point.

That day is when your Sun, your shining core being, arises over the Horizon of mountains of self-doubts, worries, traumas and borrowed beliefs. …

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Photo by Aldric RIVAT on Unsplash

While I have watched all the Bond movies with Sean Connery playing 007, my favorite movie with him as one of the stars in it, is — -”The Rock”.

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 21 March 1963.

Today Alcatraz, known as “The Rock” is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is one of more than 400 national park units across the country.

The National Park Service opened Alcatraz to the public for the first time in October 1973. …

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Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

Do you know about Lilith? Before I generated my free Astrological chart with Dynamic Astrology, my birth chart or natal chart was missing this controversial dark mistress of Adam’s.

Lilith’s name is not included in the creation story of the Torah but she appears in several midrashic texts. Her symbolism, history and literature are debated among Jewish scholars, feminists and other intellectuals. There are multiple origin stories for Lilith but the most popular history told views Lilith as the first wife of Adam.

When Adam insisted she play a subservient role, Lilith grew wings and flew away …

Lilith can be seen as a destructive female symbol or a symbol of female power. It depends upon if she has gone right or if she has gone wrong, as with any other trait in astrology. She is not always representative of a planet or a celestial body, imaginary or otherwise, but can be a notable and literal point in your birth chart. …

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Did you know that the circle is a symbol of eternity? It has no beginning or end. Thought to be the most perfect of shapes by the ancients, it was exemplified by the ancients as being God, and showing the perpetual yearning of humans to attain oneness.

The circle and the sphere are the cornerstones of Sacred Geometry, which looks at universal sacred patterns in all that is.

Atoms are the basic units of matter and the defining structure of elements. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.

The term “atom” comes from the Greek word for indivisible, because it was once thought that atoms were the smallest things in the universe and could not be divided. …

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You may already know, or you may not know, that in October 2020 Medium greatly changed the rules for curation.

This took many of us by surprise as we had no emails letting us know about the impending changes. Medium’s official 3 Minute Blog mentions their intention to make writers less dependent upon curation.

They may have a point not thinking it helpful or healthy for writers to pin their hopes upon curation or besiege them, Medium, with requests and complaints about curation.

However I don’t think that removing the Topics labels from the Stats pages of curated stories and removing them from the Settings — Readers Interests makes sense one bit. …

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Let’s face it. Since the October 2020 changes, the rate of curation for stories not in the Partner Publications on Medium (like the Ascent, PS I Love You, the Writing Cooperative, Publishous, and Better Marketing) has fallen. This has been reported here on Medium, and on some of the supporting Facebook Groups.

Curation has been extremely diluted, almost as though Medium is trying to hide curation. It is now a ghost of what it was, with no labels on the Stats page or even on the “Reader Interests” settings of a story. …

Do I have to change to the new Publication design layout, the answer is No

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Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

I have created 3 Medium Publications and I love the current design and options of them. It takes time and effort to set up and maintain a Publication, and because I love technical writing, I’ve written comprehensive or complete guidelines on creating a Medium Publication.

My Guidelines are in three parts, complete with screenshots, with Part One looking at why you would have your own Medium Publication. It covers the use of co-editors, complimentary editors, and writers other than yourself. My series also looks at Pages which are the “tabbed” pages across the top of your Publication. …

Don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back and love yourself too

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Changes — a poem by Celine Lai

Thoughts and feelings are like

waves of coloured threads

woven on a loom of sensations and intuitions.

Thoughts, both fine and strong

ripple along life

winding their way from

the sub-conscious to the conscious

as feelings interlace the warp of thoughts.

Warp and weft form patterns of

thoughts, feelings, actions.

Criss-crossing the cloth

are the clear red vitality

of youth and passion,

the orange of joy and happiness,

the yellow of spontaneity and of

being in the moment.

The calmness of…

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Within the Cosmic moment there is one I AM Presence, manifest in all that is. For each one of us I AM my I AM Presence and I AM one with the I AM presence of each man, woman, and child

This means that the energy of every human being is part of one united energy. The “I AM Presence”, which is our Divinity, is now reclaiming dominion of our earthly bodies.

Patricia Cota-Robles from “Era of Peace” has helped launch 6 days of global activation of high frequency light into the I AM presences of everyone on Earth.

The 6 day activation from 18 to 23 October 2020 has helped empower the planetary grid of transfiguring divine love, that Light-workers around the Planet have been co-creating on behalf of humanity, the Elementals and Mother Earth, for the past 52 years. …

Animal Advocacy

No insects equals no food, and that means no people.

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My painted stones (not painted by me). Photo provided by Celine

Insects are a fundamental part of our ecosystem

Uggh, yeww, how awful. This may be your first reaction to many of our tiny living companions on Earth. Well, I like all the critters in this photo (except maybe not the scorpion, no wait, I respect all living things). Did you know that Spiders, Centipedes and Scorpions are NOT insects??

In 1984 I met “the Bro” or David Attenborough, as I call him, and I have some things in common with this amazing person! As David is, I too am interested in “the web of Life” and that is why I studied Biology at University. In an interview the Bro said that he respects all animals, but he doesn’t like them all.

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