Luna Lunacy ūüĆė ūüĆĎ

Origin and Etymology of “Lunacy”:

1540s, “condition of being a lunatic,” formed irregularly in English from lunatic (q.v.) + -cy. Originally in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon’s cycle. The Old English equivalent was mona√įseocnes “month-sickness.” In later legal use, any unsoundness of mind sufficient to render one incapable of civil transactions or management of one’s affairs. Weakened figurative sense “act of madness or folly” is from 1580s.

Source: http://etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=lunatic

Origin and Etymology of “Lunatic”:

late 13c., “affected with periodic insanity, dependent on the changes of the moon,” from Old French lunatique, lunage “insane,” or directly from Late Latin lunaticus “moon-struck,” from Latin luna “moon” (see Luna). Compare Old English monseoc “lunatic,” literally “moon-sick;” Middle High German lune “humor, temper, mood, whim, fancy” (German Laune), from Latin luna. Compare also New Testament Greek seleniazomai “be epileptic,” from selene “moon.” Lunatic fringe (1913) apparently was coined by U.S. politician Theodore Roosevelt.

Source: http://etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=lunatic

Middle English lunatik, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French lunatic, from Late Latin lunaticus, from Latin luna (Moon); from the belief that lunacy fluctuated with the phases of the MOON.

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunatic

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Perigean Full Moon

 

 

Ocean water is usually kept to an equal level throughout the planet. However, during the full and new moon, the moon’s gravity pulls the ocean waters up closer to her causing higher tides than would during the first or last quarter phase. The moon evolves around our planet which has an effect on all waters, creating higher tides. And because of a force greater than the moon’s gravity called centrifugal force, ocean water on the opposite side, which¬†the moon isn’t facing, bulges out also creating¬†higher tides. Therefore, no matter what, the waters will rise¬†whether its¬†gravity’s pulling force or centrifugal pushing force during the full or new moon.¬†Let’s us not¬†dismiss¬†the¬†Sun who has a gravity pull effect on the oceans as well¬†yet has¬†less effect because of its greater distance from Earth. The motion of the oceans shall always be referred to as gravity, an this can be from the moon and sun.

The moon, like the Earth, is on its own axis which it rotates on. When the moon appears further away on its axis this is because it is further away and is called Apogee, in contrast, when the moon is closer to earth this is called Perigee. The perigee moon typically appears 14% closer.¬†This can be caught by the naked eye as soon as the moon rises; though once the moon is at its highest peak in the sky can appear further than its lowest peak. The terms apogee and perigee are scarcely given credit for the effect on the water planet. The perigean full¬†moon (up to 30% closer to earth), or supermoon, has a larger effect on tides than apogean moon which is¬†further away on it’s axis.

So you may be pondering about what the moon’s distance and phase has to do with lunacy; well I will get right to that. Our satellite has effect on the planet but what about the creatures whom reside on it? Humans are made up of approximately 80% liquid, perhaps even more. And for those of you informed about astrology, we know that water signs rule over the emotions. If the moon causes greater tides on our home, what about our bodies? As humans, once we¬†seek more of¬†ourselves we find out our connection to the universe. As so above so below. That is, the moon has a psychological effect on creatures who let¬†its energy¬†flow without being conscious of its power.

During this phase of the moon when the moon has reflected all of the sunlight on its surface, we are more apt to be full of ego, aggressive, “macho”, and full of lunar energy. This is why so many people butt heads, crime rates are higher, and some just seem to have lost their mind completely. We have to balance this energy in order to reach our greatest potential. It is a time to release as well as¬†reflection fully on oneself and not the actions of others and to remain calm and steady¬†when conversing with the public because someone will be “testing” out your waters to see how high your tides go. When alone this powerful energy should be intended on the direction in your path you choose to go. When there is tension building between you and another entity, release that energy. Emotions are very temporary; they come and go and so does the moons phases or the tides in the ocean.

“Mantra: I am grateful for all that I have received and will carry what I have learned into my future.

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Source: https://malakamala.com/blogs/news/how-to-manifest-with-the-moon-and-the-spiritual-meaning-behind-each-phase

 

 

Coming next will be a posted on my own interpretation of each moon phase. Follow this blog for more updates and posts like this one here.

How Do I Meditate? ‚ėĮ

14102450_177504609326137_4233216596191105640_nMeditation is art. Meditation is lifestyle. It’s versatile and everyone has their own ways of accomplishing wholeness in the mind, body, and spirit.

Simply go somewhere calm; a place you feel relaxed and at peace with yourself. Start by going into nature and observe what you feel, hear, see, and smell.

Put your electronics away to prevent excess energy depressing the body.

Instead of trying to not think about anything, try completing every thought coming across your mind and capitalize it with positive affirmations.

Meditation is a reflection of yourself. There is no “correct” way of doing it unless you do not experience gluing another piece to the your puzzle.

 

How to Find Your Inner Peace (Om).

1) Find stillness in your mind. Go outside and feel the breeze and let the  sunlight beam on your existence. Breathe deeply and sing aloud or in your mind your happiest song(s) that makes you feel alive.
2) Instead of picking out every little thing you dislike or wished was a possibility, point out all the things you’re thankful for, the things that make you laugh, and think about anything being possible in this versatile world without limitations. Dream¬†about things you want and the comfort you will experience and never wish negativity upon others. We are all here to learn through our experiences, realize most things are tests which one has to pass.
3) Indulge in activity. Never condition yourself to remain in stagnant energy. Run, Sideways-Backwards-Up-Down,¬†Jump, Twirl, Stretch, Fly… Find that inner wild child and shake out the stiffness of recycled energy. Do something different; think something different; feel something new.
4) Meditation.

 

Stay tuned for more tips.

 

 

Stop Trying to be “Vegan”.

¬†¬†¬†¬† It had been a rocky¬†three years which I attempted to conform to the labels “vegan” and “vegetarian”. At one point I felt better than others just because I could label myself as such. During my journey, I cheated with fish occasionally chicken¬†a few times…¬†alright¬†more than a few times and often¬†felt terrible because I¬†chose to listen to¬†“spiritual- gurus” tell me I was terrible¬†if I “sinned”.¬†Of course, this did not plant a great message in my subconscious even though the¬†lifestyle of not eating animals and their products¬†is beneficial in all aspects of life (which¬†I will not¬†go into today).¬†However, that wasn’t the only challenge¬†I endured. Though vegan-friendly¬†and usually processed foods were delicious substitutes for recipes, they¬†did add up quickly at the registers¬†and $7 for five slices of vegan cheese conflicted with my budget. Now,¬†I could never go wrong with fruits and veggies but once winter¬†arrived and the rain seemed to not stop, the¬†farmers’ markets became scarce¬†and imported goods at the grocery stores¬†begun to¬†taste¬†like GMO…¬†Oh ignorance would of been¬†bliss at this time!

¬†¬†¬†¬†After awhile had past, I found it difficult to persist not devouring¬†animal products and the animals¬†in regards to having¬†a budget,¬†eating not-so-fresh fruits and veggies, and¬†doing it according to others’ experiences and ideologies. Had I done my own research or was¬†my research a¬†couple of YouTube videos? Where¬†was my true innerstanding?¬†Where¬†was the passion?

I began to humble myself; I began¬†to eat seafood and chicken along with dairy once again¬†for a few months while avoiding anyone telling me what’s right for my body and¬†the image of¬†miserable animals being abused and slaughtered. I started to witness for myself what I couldn’t of learned from a video but experience. Along with zits brewing on my cheeks and t-zone, I experienced low energy, short-term loss of motivation, extremely oily/ dry skin, bloating, heartburn, stomach pain, sneezing due to mucus, 15 extra pounds, and overall dullness. Basically, the death I consumed began to show and I wanted to change my habits.

I realize that I am one with the universe and the food chain as well as caste systems are nonexistent as long as we are not giving energy towards them. I often question if this is¬†just a trending lifestyle¬†for all the promoters out there, and if¬†others also get swept into¬†forcing themselves to be something according so someone else’s research.¬†I stopped trying to be vegan and did whats right for¬†my body an what makes me feel and look like the reflection of my soul internally and externally. I learned¬†to walk on my path and not someone else’s¬†and never force anything, it will come naturally with time and innerstanding. Time will show my truth.¬†I gave myself¬†a label¬†which limited my drive to have a¬†healthier lifestyle and virtually experienced someone else’s strong emotions to what they believe in, which can be entirely different from my own.

200+ Feet Beneath the Earth’s Surface!

Welcome to the Discovery Tour of the Natural Bridge Caverns! Take very small steps and hold on to the rails¬†and any valued possessions¬†as this is one fairly steep and slippery path ahead. Careful not to touch¬†the stone because it’ll feel like a third-degree felony… Yikes!