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Let it in
2014
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Kwan Yin, Bodhisattva of Compassion, lifts the veil and speaks from the heart: “Let it in. My daughters, my sons, my brothers and sisters, I adore you. I admire you. Behold, as we heal ourselves. Behold, as we heal each other. Behold, in awe, for we are one!” ♡ Calling everyone in the { galaxy } late 14c., from Greek galaxias (adj.), in galaxias kyklos: “milky circle” from gala, (genitive galaktos) “milk”. Lift the veil of your heart and receive the nurturing love of the Universe.

Allow the Universe to find you
2014
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Margaret Atwood says, “Don’t sit down in the middle of the woods. If you’re lost in the plot or blocked, retrace your steps to where you went wrong.Then take the other road.” There are no mistakes, no false steps, no regrets in life, just experiences. To move forward, allow the Universe to find you. Make yourself known, { clarify } yourself, even if only for yourself ~ 14c. – “make illustrious, make known,” from Late Latin clarificare “to make clear” or “to glorify,” and earlier Latin clarificus “brilliant,” as well as clarus “clear, distinct.”

Intention
2014
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The very definition of the word { intention } suggests that it is not only a mental exercise, but a full mind and body experience, just as yoga celebrates ~ intention (n.) mid-14c., from Old French entencion “stretching, intensity, will, thought” (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) “a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention,” noun of action from intendere “to turn one’s attention,” literally “to stretch out” (see intend). (also:) intension (n.) c.1600, from Latin intensionem (nominative intensio) “a stretching, straining, effort,” noun of action from past participle stem of intendere (see intend).