When the Veil Between Worlds Drops – The Short Version

Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out? Questions… Like this… If a door appeared before you, a portal into another world, and what or who would pass through it? What guise would they be wearing and... Continue Reading →

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When the Veil Between Worlds Drops

Crab Nebula: a Dead Star Creates Celestial Havoc via HubbleSite Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out? Questions… Like this… This time of year there are several celebrations which take place. Halloween is the most commercialised... Continue Reading →

Soundtrack of my MInd: Weaponised Pop Music

So I was browsing my reader and came across this - Hot Topic of the Week - Pirates and Pop by Writings of a Mrs - which I thought was a great post because it stirred my rather addled mind. I've spent the day doing a mind-numbing task, so a bit of creative thinking is... Continue Reading →

Just Add Vice

Sloth - Seven Deadly Sins by Soffie Hicks It's that time of year when there is an increase in stupidity in film. Horror movies rely on the pantomime element to get their viewers involved in the story. They know we've seen it all before, they know we quite like the fact that we think we... Continue Reading →

Insensitivity Training – Learning from Narcissists

If you've commented on one of my posts about Narcissism, I've probably mentioned somewhere in my reply - Find the Gift in the Curse - or something along those lines. But what do I mean by that? How could there be a gift in the curse of being caught up in a relationship with a... Continue Reading →

Addicted to Feeling Bad

Sisyphus by Franz von Stuck   To me all addictions and habits are a mix of benefit and detriment, and sometimes telling the difference between which part is beneficial and which is detrimental is tricky, especially if you listen to other people's opinions and judgments about something and their words become louder than your own.... Continue Reading →

The Disclaimer – How to be responsible and irresponsible at the same time

Warning Sign via Wikimedia Commons Here's the line, this sentence is the line, do not cross this line if you are unable to handle personal responsibility and accountability. If you cross it something may happen to you, that something may be bad, you might not like it, you could get hurt. I have now warned... Continue Reading →

A Shot of Fear Fuelled Adrenalin

Fear by Maria Yakunchikova This time of year the Halloween marketing campaign is in full bombardment mode. The local shops are peddling candy, costumes and pumpkins. The television is churning out the usual suspects film wise. The film channels such as Netflix and Lovefilm have upped their scary movie quotient. And your favourite websites and... Continue Reading →

The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – 6 & 7 – The Astrologers

Deep Souldiving nominated me for a Bundles of Joy of blogging award nominations… and I am passing on the bundles of joy, bit by bit. Today I'm passing it on to two very talented astrologers, who share their talent for seeing the workings of the universe on an Earthly level and on a personal level... Continue Reading →

How To Play The Narcissist’s Game

*I'm adding a disclaimer of sorts to this post due to a few people who seem to think that I'm claiming to be an expert. When I use the word - expert - to refer to myself, I'm being sardonic towards myself. I use humour to deal with my pain. I am not an expert,... Continue Reading →

A Harsh Slap of Awakening

Daily Prompt: Sad But True Tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’ve ever gotten. Does it still apply? This prompt prompted a long path of thought with many other paths meandering away from it. As much as I enjoy following as many thought paths as possible at... Continue Reading →

FACE it

Willem Dafoe by Nicolas Guerin "I never act. I simply bring out the real animal that's in me." - Willem Dafoe I absolutely love this portrait by Nicolas Guerin of Willem Dafoe. What a brilliant photographer and what a great subject! That face! It exudes character! It's one of my favourite faces. When I see... Continue Reading →

The Scorpion, The Eagle and The Phoenix – Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

Image from Soul-Centered Astrology by Alan Oken   Alan Oken in his book, Soul-Centered Astrology, allocated three symbols to Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eagle and The Phoenix. Each one represents a level of Scorpio's expression. In theory the Scorpion must evolve into the Eagle who must then evolve into the Phoenix. He goes on... Continue Reading →

What’s my name all about?

This is the post from this blog which astounded me and fed my mind until it burst! This post made me a Rob’s Surf Report addict.

I love research. It’s something I do with passion, but not to this extent, yet this is the extent to which I secretly aim and miss… with perhaps a sigh of relief that I am not this obsessive of detail… yet I wish I was sometimes.

Awesome post, and if you want to explore the shenanigans of the meaning of your name, read this and click those links. It totally topsy-turveyed my mind and I loved the upside-down tumble!

And so it’s no surprise that I nominated this blog for a bundle of blog awards – Here .

Check Rob’s Surf Report out… and surf the tidal wave of modern philosophical genius who doesn’t know he’s a philosophical genius… or does he!?!

Rob's Surf Report

Here’s what I already knew about my name:

Robert means “bright fame”. It is Germanic in origin, coming from the Old High German Hrodebert. It came into the English language via the Norman Invasion and actually replaced a similar-sounding name in Old English. Now, Robert is a very common name borne by many famous people, including Robert the Bruce, the liberator of Scotland in the early 1300’s; and Robert Burns, the Bard of Scotland.

I was named Robert, as the story goes, because the name intended for me was already taken. Without naming names, the story goes that my parents had planned to name their son Jeffrey Scott, and by the time they had one, that name had been used within the family, so they changed the plan and named me Robert Wendell instead – the Robert coming from my father’s middle name, which is the name…

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What if I didn’t agree?

Okay, what if I chose the wrong post by okaywhatif to reblog?
I didn’t, but what if I did?
Okay, I did… now what?

I didn’t, in as much as this one hit a chord with me (shit I forgot to ‘Like’ it… note to self – fix that later).

I’m a Spartan. My partner is a collector. We’ve discussed this. He tends to win these sorts of discussions.

His collecting sometimes causes me to flip out. Our home is tiny and I get these moments when I feel like Alice in Wonderland when she grew big and her hands and feet burst out of the windows and doors of the house she was in. Claustrophobia induced by too much stuff.

However I don’t want my mind madness to curb my partner’s passions. His collections are always connected to a creative endeavour which is being explored. I love that about him and encourage it, because… that’s what I want when I am doing something similar, and he always encourages me!

What’s the solution? I don’t know, he doesn’t know… just say Om and get over it. Climb over it!

I did, because Okaywhatif is about so much more than this post… it’s a wonderful cornucopia of what ifs… and my mind lives the food that what if and the subsequent answering of such a curious question offers.

And I nominated this blog for a bundle of blog awards – Here.

Love this! Check okaywhatif out!

What if you don’t… hmmm. What if you did?

Okay, What if ?

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Just junk you say

I say it’s a collection

Throw it out, it’s trash

But what if I need it

It’s piled up everywhere

I know where everything is

What a mess

What an investment

Where does it end

Let’s go shopping


Written for today’s Daily Prompt: Clean House
Is there “junk” in your life? What kind? How do you get rid of it?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us JUNK.

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Orange U Glad I’m Not Bananas

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You According to scientists, I am a mutant. However the only super power this mutation gives is the ability to be teased by non-mutants for the colour of my hair. My hair is red. Not fire engine red, or even red at all. It's orange, but orange... Continue Reading →

The 12 Zodiac Signs and What Fuels Them

I absolutely love this post!!! If like me you use astrology as a means to open a dialogue with yourself and the different parts of self… remember we all have all the signs in our natal chart, and so we may be a particular Sun sign, but where are all the other planets and how do they interact? Even the signs which have no planets play a part in our lives as shown by the houses… that was long-winded of me, that’s my Mercury in Aquarius doing its thing of tangential connectivity. Or is that my Neptune in the 3rd house of the mind…

Anyway, what was I doing, saying….

I’m a Capricorn Sun. I hate admitting that because Capricorn is the favourite baddie of the Zodiac. Sometimes I agree with that, when someone annoys me, chances are they’re a Capricorn. I annoy me too in the same way! It’s an attitude thing… however on the plus side, exactly what Sagmind said! I am very focused on being personally responsible and accountable, this has changed my life… for the better I think!?!

This is a brilliant post from a very brilliant astrologer and human! Check him and his blog out! Seriously do it!!! (stop being so bossy Capricorn!)

SAGITTARIAN MIND CONSULTING™

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When considering Sun signs, it’s important to keep in mind that each one needs a specific type of fuel to operate at its best; to realize its potential.  When we digest the appropriate fuel, vitality infuses our life force and we’re on our way to optimal expression of an important dimension of ourselves. Here are some ideas about the stimulus for each of the signs:

Aries: Being number one. Making an impact or your “mark”. Ramming ahead through obstacles. Involving oneself in situations which require and cultivate independence, courage and resolve. Warrior energy. Engaging in competition both internally and externally.

Taurus: Development of the senses. Enjoyment of the physical vehicle (the body). Building material resources. Finding and maintaining a pattern of stability (“if it ain’t broke”). Doing the best you can with what you have.

Gemini: Diversification of thought energy. Intellectual adaptability. Experiences which allow one to confront ,navigate and…

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There’s a Flip Side to Everything

There is a flip side to everything. I say this a lot, to myself and to others. At its basis is the Yin Yang symbol. Black and white together forming a whole. The black has a drop of white in it and the white has a drop of black in it. I apply this to... Continue Reading →

Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.

I nominated philosiblog the other day for a bundle of blog awards, but I didn’t do the obligatory notification thing because I didn’t feel like doing it. I’ve decided to do it this way. And this way I can share the sort of mind food which I find delicious.

This particular post hit the nail on the head of something I am deeply cogitating at the moment, and something which I have always debated over. To be or not to be myself around others, or something like that.

Someone once said to me that I should feel free to tell them the truth even if it hurts them. This struck me as odd for several reasons.

Real truth does not hurt, the awful truth on the other hand is designed to cause pain. The awful truth is seldom the real truth. The pain usually tells you which is which, unless of course you’re only comfortable with lies, then the real truth will hurt and the awful truth may be something more pleasurable.

What prompted this someone to make this statement was that they had taken offense to a remark I had made, which was a flippant one, just me being myself, which is often flippant.

I had thought that I was free to be myself in their company, but this interaction and the fallout from it showed me that I wasn’t. They wanted to control what I could and couldn’t say based on how it affected them. It seemed that everything I said and even things I didn’t say hurt them. I felt censored around them after this incident, and needless to say this friendship ended.

Love this post and what it expresses!

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Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones. – John Lennon

What does that mean?
This quote is about a quality which I have fairly strong feelings: honesty. I believe that anyone who expects you to lie to them has at least an ego problem, if not many others.

This quote states that being honest will likely cost you a number of friends. Telling people the hard truths will offend some. That’s OK. If they walk out of your life in a huff, even better.

The ones who leave, they weren’t really friends, were they? They may have been close acquaintances, but my definition of a friend requires an ability to tell and receive the truth, even the ones which are a little unpleasant.

The quote ends by saying that the ones who remain, those are your true friends…

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The Devil is in the Dictionary

A while ago I happened upon a tome of delicious delight - The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. "The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical "reference" book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty.... Continue Reading →

The Invitation

Okay, here is my confession, never to be repeated for fear of recriminations – I find poetry boring. I know it is the language of the soul. Live and let live, so enjoy poetry, don’t make me enjoy it for your sake. BUT… this speaks to my soul of my soul, yet it is the words of another’s soul… a very beautiful soul of another!
Read it and… that’s up to you.

Pluranian RamBull!ngs

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by allisonpurves

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your…

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The Hero and the Damsel in Distress – North Node in Aries conjunct Chiron in Pisces

I've been contemplating some of the reoccurring themes and patterns in my life especially where relationships are concerned. My relationships with others rather than the one which I have with myself, although the two tend to work together. This year has brought most of my issues in relationships into sharp focus and has allowed me... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: YOGCAST Lewis & Simon

This is hilarious! Even if you are not familiar with Minecraft... this is hilarious! And it sums up humans and how we do stuff in a brilliantly funny and slightly scary way! The best funny bone ticklers have an element of fear to them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLshmPokKts&list=SP310728C6AAFF44B1 Tekkit Part 29 - Nerd Poles This also explains why... Continue Reading →

Six Degrees of Separation

"Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was... Continue Reading →

We are all Artists

El Greco - Boy Lighting a Candle "I suffer for my art and despise the witless moneyed scoundrels who praise it.” - El Greco I grew up surrounded by artists of all sorts. I am the child of an artist, and because my father was quite well known in the art community, people used to... Continue Reading →

The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – #3,4,5 – The Philosophers

“To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!” - Louis-Ferdinand Céline Don't ask... that quote just seemed apt. Blogging is a bit of our delirium shared... perhaps.... Continue Reading →

You Inspire Me

I wrote this a while ago for my tumblr... before I had a WordPress. I am feeling too heavy to post anything new, mostly due to being exhausted by the path I've been walking this year. I'm resilient. Astrologically my resilience can be found in my natal Jupiter which is conjunct Uranus (in the 1st)... Continue Reading →

My Mother Thinks I am The Evil Dead

About ten years ago I cut off all contact with my mother. I got to that straw that broke the camel's back moment. It was a long time coming. My mother is a Malignant Narcissist. She doesn't know this of course, she sees herself as a saint, a martyr and a perpetual damsel in distress... Continue Reading →

You’re The Devil in Disguise

Saw this Daily Post Daily Prompt... You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song. And the first song which popped into my mind from the soundtrack of my mind was one which didn't describe me to me, or tells... Continue Reading →

Not in the Mood to post… What’s your Mood?

I'm on hiatus (Hi! @ Us), just like the Daily Post. *nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean! (Monty Python reference *wink wink) Seriously though, everything I write at the moment is heavy and although I do post heavy posts... even I think this is too heavy to post... And this might crush a... Continue Reading →

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