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#FridayFantasy . . . Turquoise, the magical birthstone of December






If cold December gave you birth—
The month of snow, and ice, and mirth—
Place on your hand a turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate’er you do.

~Author unknown, “A Gem for Every Month,” c.1883












Artist Angela R. Sasser
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/











Diwali is here




Once again the Festival of Lights, the Hindu Festival known as Diwali or, Deepavali is here!
The uplifting emotions and significance of the festival make it a celebration to look forward to. Diwali signifies “the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The beginning of a new cycle for positive change and an auspicious time to seek the help of Maha Lakshmi, for both material and spiritual wealth and prosperity!
Lighting a lamp during the festival symbolizes the destruction of darkness and all negative forces like violence, oppression, greed, wickedness, bigotry, etc. through knowledge.
We wish our friends all over the world a joyful festival as they share loving thoughts among fellow human beings and look up to Luminous Heights for help and spiritual sustenance.
May the festival not only remind us of the Eternal Light but, also rekindle the longing to grasp the Will of the Light and free our souls from all forms of darkness!

Happy Diwali, dear friends!










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P.S: A repost on Purplerays

Mahatma Gandhi, the Apostle of Non-Violence!




Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi; the Soul of modern India and Apostle of non-violent resistance and tolerance! We join our friends all over the world who draw inspiration from this great soul in celebrating his life and times!
The Sage Gandhi! Deep in spiritual insight, he cautioned against blindly implementing the often quoted Law “an eye for an eye”! According to him, a literal observance will only achieve a negative effect! His words:
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
An astute statesman and philosopher who however shunned any form of personality cult and grandiose propagation of his thoughts! With uncommon humility he told his followers:
“There is no such thing as “Gandhism”, and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems…The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.”
Gandhi’s birthday and principles got a boost when on 15 June, 2007 the United Nations declared October 2nd the International Day of Non- Violence!
The General Assembly resolution asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2nd October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.”
So, dear friends, even if you do not celebrate Gandhi, you should at least, pause to reflect on the evils and victims of violence; to reflect on how violence is harming every aspect of our lives; be it physical, psychological, cultural, religious, political or, otherwise!
Above all, let us all, like Mahatma Gandhi resolve not to perpetrate, aid or abet violence in any form and under any guise!
Happy GANDHI JAYANTI to our friends in India!











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Quotes Source: Wikipedia

Equinox Blessings!




Happy Equinox my friend. May this Autumn Equinox bring us all
contentment by paying more attention to the gifts we already have.
May this season bring balance and harmony in our daily life & inner world!












Text & image source: Zaiad Hashash @ Planet Heaven https://www.facebook.com/PlanetHeaven1/











Festival of Womanhood




Today is the day of The Festival of the Pure Lily. Those who are conscious of the Grace, especially those who draw inspiration from, The Grail Message, “In The Light of Truth” by Abd-ru-shin, will observe the Festival in solemn worship! Their earthly celebration coincides with a stupendous re-invigoration of Purity in Creation; a special bestowal of purifying Light Power on Womanhood in particular and humanity in general. It is therefore, a toast to Womanhood!
Womanhood! Endowed with a delicate intuitive perception, woman is more capable of absorbing the pressure of Light Power and therefore, more equipped to stand and act in the Will of God! Man is by nature adapted to coarser, more vigorous and outward activities while woman is the inner shield, drawing higher powers for the nourishment and ennoblement of all living creatures and her surroundings.
She is therefore more suited for the mediation of the Flame of Power in Creation but, she can only fulfill her high calling if she stands in purity! For this reason, womanhood is in need of a refreshing supply of purity as a protecting and strengthening tonic for her ordained task.
Granting this need and, as an Act of Immeasurable Love, the Almighty permits a recurring outpouring of Pure Radiance in Creation, at specific times. Hence, the September Festival!
As is customary on this blog, most of the essays, excerpts, quotations and photo posts in the month of September will be dedicated to womanhood!
Dear sisters, as guardians and priestesses of Purity, lead us joyfully into the unfurling Rays!
Happy Festival!











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The Week of Purity #4 . . . .Thus acts the true woman




Because of her finer intuitive ability, the woman more easily assimilates the Will
of the Creator. And then she leads man by the hand, naturally, in that direction, for
the benefit of both and spread of blessings everywhere. Thus acts the true woman,
the woman who honours her femininity, who dignifies it with all her being.












Text & image source: The Day Without Tomorrow https://www.facebook.com/TheDayWithoutTomorrow/