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So Long, Farewell and Goodbye, Photobucket

I didn’t use the service very much, but I did when I needed to, and had quite a few photos stored over there when I needed an address to link to. Yesterday, I spotted this down the right-hand side of my screen, where a totally different image should have appeared:

I checked the address out, as they instructed, and found that the only way images from Photobucket can now be shared on blogs or other sites is by paying $400.00 per year on the above price plan only. In their gumpf (slang for random content or text), they said they were notifying users to let them know they needed to upgrade. This is how they notified everyone – by changing the image. The reasons for the change are financial. The site was supported by (what seemed like) a million adverts which now isn’t enough to support the site. They say they own hold a gazillion images now… but need to make this change to continue to do so. I wish them well,

But.

I’m not paying to hold my images there. I haven’t got two ha’pennies to rub together. I can do the same with my images uploaded to WordPress, as I could with the above site, so that is the way forward.

I’ve upgraded by deleting my account.

This is my rather grumpy-sounding post for Six Word Saturday. Visit Debbie’s site for more (possibly less grumpy) six word posts.

And now a happy image to end with, ‘The Dance of the Light Master’… movement and stillness still spreading light.

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Letters to the Universe… The Reflections Edition!

Dear Car Breakdown Recovery Man,
I must apologise for having to get you out so early this morning, but it was necessary as my car just stopped completely as I set off at what is usually an extremely busy road junction. Luckily it was quiet, and nobody saw me huffing and puffing manoeuvring the car backwards and forwards, as I shoved and pulled and steered to get it off the main road, and safely parked by the side of the kerb, facing the correct way, on a side road. I must apologise once more for you going to the wrong road… although how would I be expected to know there were two roads with the same name in the town? Thank you for getting things sorted for me quickly.

Dear Weather,
Thank you for not being so absolutely scorching hot as I sat waiting for the car breakdown recovery man to arrive – although I must add it was fun performing all of those pushing and pulling manoeuvres in torrential rain. Thinking about it now, it, and I, would have been far worse in searing heat.

Dear Blogland,
I can now advise you that silly week is over. Another version of it may be back soon with further posts of utter randomness for you to reflect upon and ponder. I now have the task, however, to ponder upon my next blog posts… sensible almost sensible ones, that is.

Dear Mind,
Have you recognised yet that what you see is yourself reflected back upon you? The people you meet… the things you read… the events of the day are all there to make you look more closely at yourself. What needs changing. What no longer serves a purpose. The clues are there.

Dear Photography,
I am pleased to have discovered the term for when I take a photo and I sometimes see orbs of light contained within the image – backscatter. A flash of light reflected back from dust or mist to a digital camera. I must say, however, that this phenomenon cannot account for all orb photographs, as I am a firm believer that orbs also indicate the presence of spiritual activity as well. That is how I feel, I must add – there are many sceptics who would vehemently disagree.

Dear The Power Of Threefold Return,
I always bear your law, and that of your equivalent Power of Tenfold Return, in mind with my serious thoughts and writing. I must admit that my spur of the moment thoughts and actions tend to be done in a ‘red mist’ situation, where no rational thought takes place, and I just act. I hope you understand that when I kick the chair after stubbing my toe on it, I shouldn’t receive three (or ten!) kicks back for doing so. That said – you are the powers of the Universe, and I have no right to question you. (I’m really writing this to myself, rather than you, to remind myself what a powerful law you are, and hopefully my spur of the moment actions will begin to decrease… not that there are that many, as you know…)

Dear Fun,
I miss you! When will you return? Don’t pull that face at me! I can see you. Hehehe! I see you’re back. Fun? Fun??

Dear Legs,
Don’t worry. You can rest this weekend. After all the hefty shoving I subjected you to earlier today, it’s no wonder you’re throbbing with vigour. If you weren’t throbbing so much, I’d tap my feet to your rhythm! Ooh, a paradox to reflect on there. I love a good paradox!

Dear Watercolour Paints,
Don’t sit there looking all forlorn at me. I can see you. Yes, I know you want to be used, and you will be once again very soon. And so will you, acrylics. I have some little square canvases to use you on… and some big ones too, but it’s always best to start small. The next letter may give a clue as to when I may start painting again.

Dear Commenters And Visitors,
Once again I apologise. It’s taking me an age to get around to visit and reply. I’d like to say this is due to circumstances beyond my control, but in reality, that’s poppycock. Utter balderdash. I just need to reorganise a few things, get myself better organised, and set myself up a nicer blogging routine. I enjoy blogging, and nothing is going to get in my way to make that change. Nothing. Not even time constraints. Reflect on that, time!

And to finish… Dear All,
It’s always a good thing to consider your actions after you’ve done them, or even as you’re doing them if you can. Every action has a reaction, every effect causes a ripple, every vibe causes other vibes to reflect off them, and multiply, diminish or change. The simplest word said in the wrong context could have far reaching consequences, and affect the listener in unintended ways. Even the word said in the right context can have similar far reaching consequences, but in different ways… don’t overanalyse, but be considerate. Reflect on yourself and see yourself reflected back.

Thank you for reading!

P.S. Here’s a reflection to reflect upon, just because:

Well, I have been posting a lot of photos of the sky recently, so one more won’t hurt!


 

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The Fortune Cookie Fortune from the Fortune Cookie Fortune Jar

Your fortune is sweet as a cookie

Speculate to Accumulate

To find an oasis you have first to walk through a desert


I’ve had to munch through many a fortune cookie to amass the collection of fortune cookie fortunes I now have in a small jar. The things I do for this blog.

This is the first in an occasional series where I draw three fortune cookie fortunes from the fortune cookie fortune jar. The first fortune cookie fortune above was the first fortune cookie fortune drawn from the fortune cookie fortune jar, I kid you not. The second, the second, and the third the third.


Today’s Random Number generated from RANDOM.ORG is:

91

91 is a Centred Nonagonal Number

91 is the international dialling code to India

91 is the total of cents of a US dollar, if one had one of each of the coins with a denomination less than a dollar (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar) although I’ll have to take Wikipedia’s word for that as I was lost after penny.

91 (rather M91) is a barred spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation (that was a new one on me too!). The Milky Way is also a barred spiral galaxy, and the Coma Berenices constellation also houses the Coma Berenices galaxy, which is a faint satellite of the Milky Way.

A Milky Way chocolate bar has 456 calories. 456 is a Centred Pentagonal Number.

456 minus 91 equals 365.

365 as well as being the number of days in a normal year, is also a Centred Square Number.

In 1991 the USSR ceased to exist. If you counted all of the letters from the names of the countries that made up the former Soviet Union and got 91 you’d be slightly out, but it would have been a fabulous coincidence if this had been so, wouldn’t it?

Pentagons are five sided shapes; squares are four sided shapes; and nonagons are nine sided shapes. Just having fun with numbers here. You may discount this one.


Today’s Random Colour generated from RandomColour.Com is:

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How spooky is that? Well, not really. It is random, after all.


This has been my oasis in my current blogging desert. I’ve speculated to accumulate. May your fortune be as sweet as a cookie!


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Raindrops on Petals

Is it the answers you seek
Or the tasks undertaken
That are prevalent upon the mind?
Are nights sleepless due to worry
Or stress of any kind?
Are days filled with dread?
Horror at the thought
Of walking out into the world
Behaving how you ought?
Do you see beauty in every little thing?
Raindrops on petals…
When a bird sings…
A clear blue sky is all that it takes
To open the mind, release the mistakes
Cast upon the wind the weight of the mind
Release the worries, relax and unwind.
On a day full of rain
Stop and refresh
Cleanse the mind
Of darkness and stress.
When winds start to blow
In softness or strength,
Just know the energy within
Is within you also.
That energy is free
Free like a bird
And so is your mind
Or haven’t you heard?

Soar into the skies
Lift up and be free
Everything starts now
That’s EVERYthing, see?

Open.
Release.
Forgive yourself.
Be free.

These are the words that Indigo gave me.

I went on a guided meditation this evening, to find my Spirit Guide. I went to my Place of Peace and Tranquility, and saw snippets of it, but not the whole thing. I saw Spirits of the Wind playing and chasing each other, laughing as they passed me. I saw many eyes looking a me, and a lion’s paw ushered me to look over to some steps, which were lit from just around a corner. As I walked over to these steps, I noticed the colour indigo flowing around me. It too was pointing me in that direction. I must point out that at this point of the meditation, I was to ask my Guide to come forth and ask for his or her name. My Guide wasn’t visible anywhere, and no name was mentioned to me.

I walked toward the steps, and a lot of strange-looking people, maybe elves although I’m not sure, started jumping out and skipping around the bushes. Not in a frightening way, as they were all smiling at me as I passed them, but they soon vanished back into the greenery or shadows.

As I stepped upon the first step, the meditation was coming to a close. The gentle voice was counting upwards to 5 and I was being brought back into reality. I felt very relaxed, even though I hadn’t found my Guide or received any guidance or asked any questions.

I started to play some relaxing music, and wrote the above rhyme. It’s a bit jumpy, I just went with the flow and wrote the words that came to me.

I researched Indigo, which I found symbolically represents the Sixth Chakra (Ajna) which is said to include the third eye. The chakra is related to intuition and gnosis (spiritual knowledge). This I never knew until writing this.

The meditation was one to communicate with the Spirit Guide through opening the third eye.

The photo is one I took earlier today on my new mobile phone.

The first step. Now, I wonder what that represents?


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Happy August!

Happy August!

And that isn’t a sentiment. IT’S A COMMAND!!!

Three white rabbits sat in a row
Looking forward with nowhere to go
The middle one sat up, and declared ‘”I know!
“We’ll do what we do, enjoy it, and go with the flow!”

And the rest became history.

Some commands are worth taking heed of. Onwards! Upwards! Forwards! Forever!

A bit of Monday silliness to sprinkle a little light. Well, it would be, had it been posted on a Monday. (Note for future historians reading this post: August 1st 2017 was a Tuesday. The last time it was a Monday was in 2016, and the next time will be 2022, when it will be/was the only Monday 1st of the whole year!)

The Roman Emperor August I started the Pax Romana era (Roman Peace), which was a time of considerable peace that lasted for around two centuries. Augustus, as he preferred to be referred to, named August (the month) after himself.

‘Onward, upward and forward’ is used in the Bahamas’ national motto (Forward, Upward, Onward Together); the Roman Empire’s motto was ‘Senatus Populusque Romanus’ or ‘The Senate and People of Rome’ (not quite as uplifting I feel)

However, let us now be like those white rabbits… and roam free! Well, it is silly Monday Tuesday. 👅