“He communicates information and brings people together. That’s why in medical astrology Gemini rules the nervous system; it functions as a network to carry messages from the senses to the brain. In social situations, the Gemini archetype is also the catalyst. This involves two factors of course – positive and negative (dual). In the positive sense, Gemini friends are good at circulating your business card at social events. Give them a stack of cards to add t their gardener’s, hairdresser’s, caterer’s, seamstresses. But, in the negative sense, beware of the gossip tendency.” – Kathleen Burt
I am a Gemini. There was a time when I was ashamed to say that I’m a Gemini. People would begin to go off about how horrible their entire life experience has been with us Gems. Really. And then they’d hurl their judgments of me (cloaked as comparisons of course), by the time they were done, I felt like an inappropriate, over talkative, manipulative ass. I’d try to recover by saying, “I’m gregarious”. But you wouldn’t even believe the number of people that chose to believe that I’m not a safe person to be around – because I’m a Gemini. Well let me tell you this: there is a duality about me. And it’s all good. Sure, I may be Bi-polar. But that’s all good too.
Some of my friends and family actually enjoy that I’m a Gemini. My duality. Yes, there seems to be two of me in many aspects of my life. But to a degree, it balances me. I still love myself when I hate myself. See myself as honest when I’m lying. See myself as creative when I feel like a slug. See what I mean? And you know what? I am gregarious! I love people. Love to hate ’em and love to love ’em. Sometimes I love too fast. Sometimes I want all that I cannot have or have. But overall, I love who I am, and am happy that I’m loved by someone else.
- Digital Photography VI ~ Glory Hole (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- 88-Year-Old Man Jailed After Poking Penis Through Hole For Park Ranger (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Ultimate PhotoGuide Launches Website for Photo Enthusiasts (prweb.com)
“Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay
Children feel themselves all-powerful in an infinite world. Nothing disappears, nothing passes away. In our earliest days, our pleasures were limitless and timeless. Reality was only an obstacle to gratification.
In our drama, we often remain fixed in a similar pleasure-oriented world. We don’t like it when someone says “no” to us. We sometimes try to manipulate reality to suit our own purposes. We may look upon others as objects of gratification. In our fantasies, we often recreate the omnipotent, timeless world of childhood, where we are in total control. Our pleasures know no boundaries.
We need to stay childlike and full of wonder, but at the same time, we must put away those childish fantasies. We can be creative, without believing ourselves immortal or invincible. We can return to the kingdom of our earliest days without playing the little tyrannical ruler.
Remember the uniqueness of our own childhood and leave behind its self-centeredness. Love of others and love of life is the antidote to the narrow circle of our dysfunction.
- Christmas within the Eyes of a Child (rock-kool-dadie.blogspot.com)
- Lego Universe’s childhood innocence-preserving measures outlined (joystiq.com)
- The Connection Between Childhood Perfectionism and OCD (brighthub.com)
“I am part of all that I have met.” — Alfred Tennyson
Too often, I have lost my way by forgetting that I am part of a community, a society, a world. There were low points in my life when I closed myself off from others and drifted off all alone. Fantasy, rituals and acting out took me not out of myself, but deeper into loneliness.
As we all maneuver and make our way through life we make contact with others even if we don’t realize it. Looking, talking, smiling, touching, eating, walking, working, playing – all these activities are likely to bring us into contact with others. And the way we act and react does make a difference. Often, a simple smile can make someone else’s day. A hug breaks the ice of solitude. A kind word strikes a chord and is remembered.
Yes, we are all part of the interconnected web of Life; referred to by some as humanity; and we get love and power simply from knowing this. I want to feel part of a strong, healthy and loving community.
- Ten of the best mirrors in literature (guardian.co.uk)
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light. — Plato
FORGIVE THE PAST!
LIVE EACH DAY FULLY!
BE EAGER FOR TOMORROW!
“Forgive the past by releasing the pain; it will only hurt you and others. Live each day fully by forgiving the past and looking forward to tomorrow; you can’t change yesterday or tomorrow without changing your actions today. Look forward to tomorrow by building and sharing you love to help you meet your goals.”
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CAN LOVE OTHERS!
- The Benefits of Forgiving Yourself: (socyberty.com)
- Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.: Refusing to Forgive: 9 Steps to Break Free (huffingtonpost.com)
“The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity.” — George Bernard Shaw
Hate is the other side of love and shows at least energy and passion. Probably most of us feel surges of hate at some time or another, especially toward those we love the most. We can deal with this if we realize that these moments will pass and be forgiven.
But indifference and apathy can become a disease of the spirit so pervasive that their darkness envelops everything. Then life is stifled and throttled at the root. If we don’t value the people around us, they will feel our lack of caring as striking at the heart of their humanity. If we have no time for life, then life and those close to us will drift away from us.
The world is a place of splendor and love. We can connect with it if we reach out beyond self-concern and replace indifference and apathy with the energy of living and loving.
- 15 Simple Ways to Protect and Build Up Your Relationship (socyberty.com)
- Silence of the Nation:Apathy or Distrust? (teabreak.pk)
- Better to be hated than ignored | Stephen Bullivant (guardian.co.uk)