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Praying Mantis

I haven’t seen a praying mantis since I was very very young. When I began walking I was surprised to notice this huge dark brown insect looking thing crawling on the wall. Taking a closer look I realized it was a praying mantis. Continuing my journey I hopped in the car and went to wherever I was going … On my return I thought of the mantis right before inserting my key to unlock the door to the house, wondering where it went. Then I looked up and there it was… I took this as a sign so here is the symbolism of the praying mantis.

The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external din we’ve created.

After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis deals with stillness and patience. The mantis takes her time, and lives her life at her own silent pace.

A List of Praying Mantis Symbolism

  • Stillness
  • Awareness
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Mindful
  • Calm
  • Balance
  • Intuition

The mantis never makes a move unless she is 100% positive it is the right thing for her to do. This is a message to us to contemplate and be sure our minds and souls all agree together about the choices we are making in our lives.

Overwhelmingly in most cultures the mantis is a symbol of stillness. As such, she is an ambassador from the animal kingdom giving testimony to the benefits of meditation, and calming our minds.

An appearance from the mantis is a message to be still, go within, meditate, get quite and reach a place of calm. It may also a sign for you to be more mindful of the choices you are making and confirm that these choices are congruent.

I Definitely needed that message.

Source: Whats your Sign

Dolphin Eco Location

Knowing how other animals communicate and operate their senses gives you an idea on how you can utilize your own within. Today we bring dolphin Eco

With echo location, a dolphin can locate an object. “Depending on the material the object is made of, part of the sound may penetrate into the object and reflect off internal structure. If the object is a fish, some sound will reflect off the skin on the dolphins side, some of the bones, the internal organs and the skin on the other side. So one click can result in a number of weaker echoes. This will give dolphins some information about the structure and size of the fish. By moving its head (thereby aiming the clicks at other parts of the fish) the dolphin can get more information on other parts of the fish.”

“It is like a medical ultrasound probe, but the results are far less clear. A medical probe moves back and forth very rapidly, much faster than a dolphin can move its head. Also the frequency of the sounds of the medical probe is much higher than a dolphins sonar. Therefore the level of detail the echoes can provide is much higher in the medical probe.”

Can dolphins ‘see’ with their sonar?

“Just like people can visualize an object by just touching it, dolphins can get an idea of what an object looks like by scanning it with their sonar. They can also identify objects with their sonar that they have only been able to see.

“[Whether] they form a visual picture from the sonar information (visualization) or form an acoustical picture from visual information is still unresolved. This capability is called cross-modal transfer and it has been demonstrated in only a few animal species so far: bottlenose dolphins and the California sea lions.

Source: Dolphinear 

 

The 9 Deadliest Minerals

Cinnabar(HgS)

Mercury sulphide, more commonly known as Cinnabar, has been our primary source for elemental mercury since the earliest days of human civilization. Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 2.19.19 PMMercury has traditionally been used as a pigment for ceramics and tattoos, though in the modern age, it’s been employed in a wide variety of scientific equipment like thermometers and barometers, as well as a number of heavy industrial applications like precious metal reclamation and chlorine production, not to mention the mercury switches that help modern electronics work. However, when oxidized, this element will produce methyl mercury and dimethyl mercury, two toxic compounds that cause irreparable harm to the nervous systems of children. It is deadly in small concentrations and can be absorbed through the respiratory tract, intestines, or skin.

Pyrite (FeS2)

Both sulphur and sulphuric acid are both used extensively throughout industry. Sulphur can be found in everything from matches and tires to fungicides and fumigants while sulphuric acid is a vital component of many industrial processes from pigments to explosives. And at one time, Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 2.19.35 PMPyrite, a compound mineral formed from iron and sulphur, was the only place to get them.

This lead to extensive pyrite mining efforts, which in turn lead to devastating environmental damage as the sulphide mine tailings acidified groundwater and nearby streams. Plus, pyrite has a nasty habit of spontaneously combusting when it’s mixed into coal seams and exposed to air, releasing highly toxic metals like Arsenic into the atmosphere as it oxidizes. This is why many coal mines will spray limestone powder onto newly excavated coal seams—it slows the ore’s exothermic oxidation reaction enough to prevent it from exploding.

Fluorite (CaF2)

This gorgeous green gemstone is called Fluorite. Composed of calcium fluoride, it’s commonly found in veins of other ores like iron, coal, and copper. The stone can be used as a smelting flux, though it’s more often seen in jewelry and the lenses of telescopes. And when mixed with sulphuric acid, fluorite produces hydrogen fluoride, an important industrial chemical precursor.

However, fluorite can be quite dangerous to both those who handle it regularly and those who simply happen to live near a flourite mine. Fluorite contains fluorine, Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 2.19.45 PMa soluble mineral that readily leaches into groundwater supplies and can be absorbed by the lungs if ground into dust or burned in a coal-fired stove.

Once fluorine is in the body, it causes skeletal fluorosis—a painful disease that weakens bones and damages joints. Many rural communities throughout India, China and the rest of Southeast Asia have been beset by outbreaks of the disease due to people drinking contaminated water, as is the case in India, or inhaling the mineral as a fine particulate, as is the case in China. An estimated 10 million people are thought to be afflicted by it in China’s Guizhou province alone.

Read the Full list of potentially dangerous minerals check out Gizmodo 

How much water is drinkable on Earth?

There is no shortage of water on Earth. Most of our planet is covered by water, but very little of that water is available for humans to drink.

Our “blue planet” is dominated by oceans that stretch across some two-thirds of its surface. These massive bodies of saltwater hold almost all the water on Earth.Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 1.57.40 PM

Less than three percent of the planet’s water exists

as  freshwater  and not all of it is accessible for human use. In fact, more than two-thirds of the planet’s freshwater is not even liquid—it’s frozen in glaciers in places like the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. These resources are mostly inaccessible for human use, though glacial meltwater is an important resource in some regions.

Almost all of the rest of Earth’s freshwater resource is groundwater. This subterranean water emerges at the surface to feed streams and saturate wetlands. Groundwater provides a critical reservoir that can be tapped for agricultural, industrial, and environmental uses as well as for drinking water supply. Today, groundwater provides an estimated 25 to 40 percent of all Earth’s drinking water. Some of the planet’s groundwater resources were created during ancient climates and are considered non-renewable water sources.

Groundwater Water found below the Earth’s surface in geological reservoirs known as aquifers. Groundwater flows out of the ground naturally in springs and seeps, and can also be pumped out by wells. 

A minuscule percentage of Earth’s water is in the form of surface freshwater—even though most people get their daily drinking water from rivers or lakes. Rivers and streams, though critically important for water supply, contain perhaps one percent of this freshwater—a fraction of the amount found in lakes and reservoirs.

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At any given time only about 0.001 percent of Earth’s water is in the form of atmospheric vapor a surprisingly small number given its crucial role in weather. However, this water recycles many times per year between the earth‘s surface and the atmosphere, a process that we experience as rain or snow.

Yogi Selects 33

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Potato Chip Cliff

If you feel like you and your granny ring have not had much quality time together lately, then head out to Mt Woodson and get reacquainted.  The Mount Woodson area is a pretty cool swath of rugged landscape located in the northeast corner of the city of Poway north of San Diego and just south of Ramona.  Most of the mountain is covered with large boulders and chaparral with some some sizable trees and groves of oaks as well.  You really need to get on the mountain to truly appreciate the word “large” in regards to the boulders.    I have had apartments that were smaller than some of these monstrous chunks of the planet.  The trails around and on Mount Woodson are often quite steep and technical enough to make this an advanced level ride.

 

-Mountain Bike Bill

This is your brain on love

Despite the complexity of love as an emotion only a few particular areas of the brain are activated in a person in love. This is a conclusion of experts from the University College in London who have been studying data received with the help of the magnetic resonance imaging of the brain of people, who were viewing pictures of their loved ones.

Being in love was a required condition for the experiment. Duration of monogamous relationship of all the participants ranged from 4 months to 23 years. The experiment was attended by 24 volunteers aged 19 to 47 years, 12 men and 12 women (6 heterosexuals and 6 homosexuals from each sex). At the beginning all the volunteers rated their sexual orientation on a scale from 0 (which meant total heterosexuality) to 6 (total homosexuality). 12 of 24 people admitted being 100% heterosexual or homosexual.

The results of the magnetic resonance imaging showed that the brains of volunteers responded to the photos of their loved ones in a similar way. At the same time both cortex and subcortical structures were activated. The most active areas were those producing dopamine. It is known that the effects of this hormone are closely connected with those of oxytocin and serotonin. All these substances play an important role in the regulation of emotions and particularly in maintaining good relations with people. Previously some researchers had noted differences in the brain of homosexuals and heterosexuals, which manifested, for example, in the size of hypothalamus and in the degree of asymmetry of the hemispheres. However, those studies have been devoted exclusively to sexual attitudes, rather than to the romantic side of love. Researchers have also found out that when looking at the loved one’s face many parts of the brain were disabled. Among these were the areas in the temporal, parietal and frontal cortex that are associated with critical thinking. Perhaps that is why it’s hard for a person in love to objectively evaluate the object of his love…
Read more at: Learning-Mind

Be Metaphysical: Truth, Belief & Faith

The truth is subjective. What you may see as true another person can view as being false… Why? because the agreement of truth between two different people/cultures/nationalities/etc depends on their perspective being in sync. There is evidence and proof of many things in the world that people can not agree on even though there is evidence is in plain sight. ShuNutGeb-1I think belief is the fuel to faith and faith is the vehicle that the perspective of “truth” travels in. I heard something interesting the other day during a lecture by Booker T Coleman. He said if you believe something you can un-believe it at some point … if you have faith in something or someone it is possible to lose faith  but once you know … you know. You may forget what you know and that is a natural occurrence but you can not choose to un-know something once you learn it.  When you hear a piece of information that resonates and you feel inside that it is true it has the power to change your perspective, faith and belief in a flash. Information is one way to transform your perspective. The more information you take in on a subject the more perspectives you can build from to form your truth(s). Being able to change your perspective at will makes it easier to know or see some truth in everything around you. You will feel less of a desire to defend your perspective against others and want to listen and add it to your collection. Sometimes we can get caught up in trying to be/feel right and push people to see things from our perspective but that is a choice they themselves  will ultimately have to make and vice versa.

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Who and What are Ascended Masters

I have been noticing the number 33 pop up frequently so that led me to a quick google search on the numerology or meaning behind the number and this is what I was led to. Number 33 is made up of the vibrations of the number 3, with the number 3 appearing twice, amplifying and magnifying its influences.  Number 3 relates to the attributes of expansion and the principles of increase, spontaneity, broad-minded thinking, encouragement, assistance, talent and skills, self-expression and communication, manifesting and manifestation.  Number 3 also resonates with the energies of the Ascended Masters, and indicates that the Ascended Masters are around you, assisting when asked.

An Ascended Master is a great teacher, healer or prophet who has lived a human life and who is now in the realm of spirit.

An Ascended Master has transcended human limitations. Ascended Masters come from every race, tradition, all religions, cultures and civilizations.

Ascended Masters are enlightened spiritual Beings who serve as teachers of the human race. They protect, guide, heal, serve, inspire and teach mankind, and can help us to grow and learn in all areas of our lives.

Ascended Masters help anyone who asks, regardless of their spirituality, religion, lifestyle choices, background or origin.

The Ascended Masters are able to help an infinite number of people simultaneously as they are able to bi-locate their energies.

The Ascended Masters inspire those who search for spiritual awareness, upliftment and guidance.

Jesus, Moses, Mary, Buddha, Kuan Yin, Kathumi, El Morya, Master Hillarion, Serapis Bey and Saint Germain, Artemis and Maitreya, Ashtar, Thoth, Melchizedek, Serapis Bey, Lord Lanto, Ragoczy, The Venetian Master, Djwal Khul, Lady Nada, Hilarion, Lord Maha Chohan, Master Sarat Kumara and Padre Pio are but a few of the Ascended Masters, who also include gods and goddesses, saints, devas and deities/energetic principals.

Source –  Psychicjoanne.hubpages