August Wells: Aspiring Writer. Inspirational Drinker. Entertainment Insider. Lover of Making People Think Twice.
Hope-catcher. Believer in the 2 Truths Philosophy ("coffee is good for you, coffee is bad for you"). Wisher of Change for those who unwaveringly form an opinion based on what they hear on TV or read in the media. Donator of Unfaithful Words & Images for your enjoyment ("unfaithful" due to my juxtaposed thought & oxymoronic content). ~
I love people who think for themselves & innovate original opinions (at least to the best of their knowledge "original" because there really is no such thing).
I love inciting the masses to view things from another less-traveled perspective.
I love beautiful, inspiring or artistic imagery. ~
I research, I intuit, I love . . . and sometimes I actually write pieces worth reading.
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!
A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS
Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  
So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!

A GAGGLE of UBER-CUTE EASTER FRIENDS

Some say the word Easter is derived from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess. She symbolized the rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing non-Christian festivals and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the goddess of spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the Christian belief in the resurrection of Christ fit well with these themes.  

So, EVERYBODY gather round and celebrate your own rebirth and the beginning of Spring!!

SHARE WITH ANYONE WHO HAS LOST SOMEONE THEY LOVE:Changing The Way We Experience Loss & Death
This is my interpretation of a conversation between Oprah and Babyface (who had just lost his Mother) from 2013.  It joyously changed the way I look at death, life and what’s possible:
When someone dies who really loves you, a parent, a child, a spouse, a friend — you can actually become HAPPIER.  If you allow it, you can get lifted up with their passing and become even more joyous, successful and intimate. You can resonate higher & resonate happier. Yes, even happier than you were when your loved one was with you on the physical plane. The grief that comes with loss does not have to take you down … it can lift you up.
Why?  Because the love of that person who has died is now constantly with you.  Once they aren’t here anymore, their spirit is more available to you, much more so than it was when they were physical.  Using Babyface as the example, he was extremely close to his Mother when she was alive, but now has an even more profound & close relationship with her since she passed. Yes, a better (albeit different) relationship than he had with her before. Babyface says he doesn’t have to fill her in on the details of his life, or explain how he’s feeling anymore — his Mom already knows everything now.  She’s with him in every moment he wants her to be, she can sense how he’s feeling without him needing to explain himself or attempt to describe a complex emotion or situation. He connects with her daily, and says they are closer than ever. So their bond is actually more now … more loving, more intimate, more (dare I say) telepathic?  
So whether it’s the death of the one who birthed you or a dear friend, with that death comes a monumental infusion of positive energy, if you allow it.  With that loss comes positive change. These infusions can actually build you up… and surprisingly after the passing, your life can open up and become so much more. You become stronger because you’re infused with the spirit of your loved one and the two energies — yours & theirs — mix together in synergy to create a more empowered, joyous YOU.  1+1=3.   This is only possible because your loved one is no longer physical.     
This is the one gift, the one gem in the loss of a loved one. Knowing about this, being conscious of it, allowing it, remembering it (for yourself & others) could be crucially important during grieving.  
Love to all who have lost someone they loved ….
PS:  THIS is what you write about in a condolence card.  
PSS: Let’s discuss whether this could apply to the loss of a beloved pet. Perhaps experienced a bit differently, but I don’t see why not.

SHARE WITH ANYONE WHO HAS LOST SOMEONE THEY LOVE:
Changing The Way We Experience Loss & Death

This is my interpretation of a conversation between Oprah and Babyface (who had just lost his Mother) from 2013.  It joyously changed the way I look at death, life and what’s possible:

When someone dies who really loves you, a parent, a child, a spouse, a friend — you can actually become HAPPIER.  If you allow it, you can get lifted up with their passing and become even more joyous, successful and intimate. You can resonate higher & resonate happier. Yes, even happier than you were when your loved one was with you on the physical plane. The grief that comes with loss does not have to take you down … it can lift you up.

Why?  Because the love of that person who has died is now constantly with you.  Once they aren’t here anymore, their spirit is more available to you, much more so than it was when they were physical.  Using Babyface as the example, he was extremely close to his Mother when she was alive, but now has an even more profound & close relationship with her since she passed. Yes, a better (albeit different) relationship than he had with her before. Babyface says he doesn’t have to fill her in on the details of his life, or explain how he’s feeling anymore — his Mom already knows everything now.  She’s with him in every moment he wants her to be, she can sense how he’s feeling without him needing to explain himself or attempt to describe a complex emotion or situation. He connects with her daily, and says they are closer than ever. So their bond is actually more now … more loving, more intimate, more (dare I say) telepathic?  

So whether it’s the death of the one who birthed you or a dear friend, with that death comes a monumental infusion of positive energy, if you allow it.  With that loss comes positive change. These infusions can actually build you up… and surprisingly after the passing, your life can open up and become so much more. You become stronger because you’re infused with the spirit of your loved one and the two energies — yours & theirs — mix together in synergy to create a more empowered, joyous YOU.  1+1=3.   This is only possible because your loved one is no longer physical.     

This is the one gift, the one gem in the loss of a loved one. Knowing about this, being conscious of it, allowing it, remembering it (for yourself & others) could be crucially important during grieving.  

Love to all who have lost someone they loved ….

PS:  THIS is what you write about in a condolence card.  

PSS: Let’s discuss whether this could apply to the loss of a beloved pet. Perhaps experienced a bit differently, but I don’t see why not.

Interesting timing for me today re other plants and life being found..

Scientists Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

(via ted)