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Double Arch w/ a Perseid Meteor & the Milky Way  (photo by Thomas O’Brien)

A meteor captured streaking across the sky above Arches National Park, Utah, during the annual Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids is one of the most prolific showers, often with around 80 meteors an hour during its peak. Nevertheless, meteors are hard to catch on camera. The photographer has used an artificial light source to illuminate and emphasise the dramatic rock formations.

(via: Space.com)

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison.
Because of this, we had no delinquents.
Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.
We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”
~John (Fire) Lame Deer

I’m glad someone is paying attention, instead of talking on their cell phone.

Found a few of these rather thought provoking so I thought I’d share…
 If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right
 side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew
 your food on the left side of your mouth.
 
 To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2
 million individual flowers
 
 Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’.
 
 Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is
 considered an insult!
 
 People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
 
 Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he
 declined.
 
 Astronauts can’t belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from
 gas in their stomachs.
 
 Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
 
 The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion
 to shave them off!
 
 Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is
 impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58
 seconds.
 
 The night of January 20 is “Saint Agnes’s Eve”, which is regarded as
 a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
 
 Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros

 It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never
 wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
 
 Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the
 ground for thousands of years
 
 Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end
 
 If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a
 human body is dehydrated, its thirst
 mechanism shuts off.
 
 Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
 
 The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost
 every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
 
 Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent
 
 Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke
 unless it’s heated above 450 degrees F.
 
 The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not
 the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in
 the ear.
 
 Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean
 
 The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of
 man
 
 Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower
 air density
 
 The University of Alaska spans four time zones
 
 The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
 
 In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional
 proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
 
 Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song
 Happy Birthday.
 
 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
 
 A comet’s tail always points away from the sun
 
 The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the
 disease it was intended to prevent
 
 Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that
 is why it is found in some medicines.
 
 The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times,
 when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
 
 If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,
 you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
 
 When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense
 lost is sight
 
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside
 
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per
hundred grams

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year
 
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust
 
Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher
than 15,000 meters
Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy
 
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they
could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the
bridge down

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess
fuel are needed at lift-off
 

If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth. There is nothing that you cannot be or do or have. And your work here—your lifetime career—is to seek joy.

"As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you.

—- Abraham

As we sit in the energies of the Summer Solstice and amidst three eclipses it is interesting to note how these energies are interacting with each other and upon us in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways.

The solstice tends to magnify trends that are already within our lives. Eclipses tend to highlight shadows that we are trying to ignore. Put three eclipses and a solstice into one month and we can have quite a powerful experience. My sense is that the convergence of these energies is helping us to look at big things in our lives that we need to look at but have thought we couldn’t.

The reasons why we believe we can’t address an issue, a person, a work situation or whatever it might be in our lives usually stems from an inner belief of unworthiness and the emotion of fear. Fear of losing a friendship, or our job, or repect and sometimes losing the lifestyle that we know. But life is about change, and for most of us, our souls didn’t incarnate at this point in time to maintain the status quo and go fishing. We chose this time to make progress in our Spiritual Journey.

The final eclipse is on June 30. To my inner vision it appears to be the most potent of all of these eclipses.

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We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Ray One - We are here ~Amoraea Dreamseed

Buffalo. Take a look at these powerful creatures, and the war against them. If after watching this video, you can say animals don’t mourn, consider your vision impaired.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau