Astronomy Picture of the Day – Pickering’s Triangle in the Veil

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2015 September 17

Pickering’s Triangle in the Veil
Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)

 

Explanation: Chaotic in appearance, these filaments of shocked, glowing gas break across planet Earth’s sky toward the constellation of Cygnus, as part of the Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, an expanding cloud born of the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the original supernova explosion likely reached Earth over 5,000 years ago. Blasted out in the cataclysmic event, the interstellar shock waves plow through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar material. The glowing filaments are really more like long ripples in a sheet seen almost edge on, remarkably well separated into the glow of ionized hydrogen and sulfur atoms shown in red and green, and oxygen in blue hues. Also known as the Cygnus Loop, the Veil Nebula now spans nearly 3 degrees or about 6 times the diameter of the full Moon. While that translates to over 70 light-years at its estimated distance of 1,500 light-years, this field of view spans less than one third that distance. Identified as Pickering’s Triangle for a director of Harvard College Observatory and cataloged as NGC 6979, the complex of filaments might be more appropriately known as Williamina Fleming’s Triangular Wisp.

The Vibe Report September 15, 2015

The Vibe Report September 15, 2015

Greetings!

I am happy to be bringing the Vibe Report back at this time after a pause in which I have been clearing deep density and expanding and integrating the high vibrational frequencies that I have been writing about for years. The past several months have taken me on deep dives within my consciousness as I dealt with profound life changes, such as the Birthing into Spirit of my mother in July. I felt disconnected from my foundation, my past, as if I was suspended in mid-air, disoriented and at the same time uplifted. The essence of freedom is here. I do not need to re-attach myself to the past, but instead am flying in the flow of my life force energy as I continue to move into the mystery of life. From these depths I have brought forth images through painting and pastel drawing that contain a language of energy and illustrate my personal journey through these times.

Expansion and High Vibrational Frequencies

The information that I have been receiving when I open to the Vastness of Consciousness over the years is that our solar system has been traveling through increasingly high vibrational frequency zones for decades. The Universe is expanding, all the galaxies, solar systems – everything is expanding including us as we ride spaceship Earth through the Universe. As the high frequencies increase and become more refined, all that is within this energy also becomes lighter and more expanded. This is happening in our consciousness. Density cannot live within these higher vibrational frequencies. That is why we are seeing many structures that were built in density and rely on density (as in fear) to exist, coming apart at this time. This is affecting all energy bodies – spiritual (religion), mental (science), emotional (social) and physical (our bodies, the Earth).

It has come to my attention that there are beings who have been shielding us (Humanity – Earth) from receiving a full-on blast of these energies because many humans on Earth have been unable to awaken their Souls within their being and if we were to receive a full blast of the high frequencies too soon, it could shatter us. As it is, this clearing and integration process brings us to our knees as it expands our spiritual, emotional, mental and physical energy bodies.

What does Awakening our Souls mean?

Simply put it means to be who we truly are. To do that we must remember that we are Divine beings who carry the energy of Creator Source within us – we are the All That Is. The Life Force energy flows through all of life, not just on Earth but throughout the Universe. We each have a unique Soul vibration and as we receive these high frequencies and expand into our evolutionary process, we let go of and clear out the density that is not our truth so that our Soul or Higher Self can live in this body with us and we can be who we truly are.

It is a profound experience when we realize we’ve been looking at ourselves through the eyes of others – those who raised us from infancy, those who influenced us through early childhood as we went through an educational system, and so on. The world has been described to us over and over again through other people’s filters. Even the history of the Earth that we have been taught is not true. In this process we come to a realization that nothing is real. As we dissolve old beliefs, the elixir of love is what helps to hold us steady and open us to the truth of our Being, which is an experience beyond words. This clearing out of untruth awakens us by peeling away layers of confusion from our eyes. It expands us so we can integrate and embody our Soul as we remain in our physical bodies on the physical body of Earth.

This Awakening cracks us wide open

Now there are enough people who are awake and who are able to hold and anchor the high frequencies, so that this frequency of energy we are passing through can be received and anchored more fully on this planet. This will open and expand our shared consciousness, creating a deeper, more amplified awareness of what life truly is and how we are connected to all of life – to one another, to the trees growing and the waters flowing on earth. This awareness will blow our minds – even those who have had awakening experiences in the past. We have been preparing for years (for me, it’s been 35 years!) in the form of clearing our energy, releasing our hold on limitation through judgment of past events, letting go of our regrets, our guilt, remorse, and judgment of ourselves and others. Releasing our victimhood, our belief in powerlessness. All of these – and more – are aspects of the Wound of Humanity. We are clearing and healing this wound of unworthiness that has been ingrained deep within us over centuries of trauma and mental and emotional manipulation through fear.

Love and laughter are two of our greatest strengths. If you wonder if you are awake or not, just feel into your capacity to love and bring that loving frequency out from the core of your being. You are love. If you need assistance during the coming times, there will be all the help you need within and around you.

A Message from the Vastness of Consciousness

The work you have been doing has been very deep and powerfully transformative. We appreciate all you have been doing to raise the consciousness on planet Earth. Even though things got sidetracked early on in your lives, due to circumstances on the macro level of the world, those of you who came to Earth to anchor the high vibrational frequencies have been doing just that. It has involved many years of clearing and releasing and it is all moving you towards remembering who you are –Divine Beings.

All is in Divine order as the energies have been ramping up in small increments over the years. Earth is due for a full on blast of high vibrational frequencies that will crack open the remaining shell of density that has protected and separated human beings from their greater awareness.

Those who have had an awakening experience will be familiar with the amplification of awareness that comes with awakening. The awareness of how alive everything is. Those not yet awakened to the greater reality will be able to bask in the joyful energies if they love themselves. Those who are still struggling with self hatred will be called to surrender to the shadow of their being and there will be many helpers at hand to assist in navigating through energies of fear, confusion, blame, guilt, regret and so on.

There is no Judgment

This is the beauty of the awakening, when one really grasps the truth that Divine Creator Source is a flow of life (read: love) force energy – an IS-ness of being. It is the Divine Indifference, in that it doesn’t care or judge us for any of our actions. And this Love Force Energy flows through us and through all of life. Within this frequency is no judgment or punishment. When Humans embody this life force energy fully they will no longer be judging, criticizing or blaming themselves or others. This is the beauty of freedom and love with responsibility to pay attention to when we are sliding into judgment.

Benefits of Awakening

As we move through and rise above the shadow part of our journey, emerging into love, we become more telepathic and acquire heightened intuitive and psychic abilities, as well as cultivating tele-kinetic abilities, just to name a few Super Human qualities that are part of our evolution. The journey through our personal shadow is where we find the gift of surrender, which brings us into love and acceptance of ourselves. Judgment and criticism drop away and we realize those old voices can no longer connect to us – the fear receptors we used to have in our energy field have been dissolved through our surrender into acceptance of our shadow. This is the grand evolutionary process Humanity is going through at this time.

The Whirlwind

I have observed in myself that when there’s a whirlwind of emotion regarding a situation I’m involved in, I immediately jump into it and join in – adding more energy to the whirlwind. I have stated an intention to stop doing this, however, I have recently realized that jumping into the whirlwind is a courageous way to engage the cleansing process. Like a white tornado, it spins within us, drawing out the density of our deepest fear, shame and guilt. It is raw and painful and turns us inside out. Surrendering to the deep cleansing process is the only way to find release. Through acceptance, we let go of judgments we have about ourselves. This is the road to freedom.

There is a calm at the end of the storm and in that calm we can breathe in our Soul Essence, filling the places of release with our authentic vibrational frequency. It is also helpful to request our unseen helpers to assist us in bringing in soothing, calming, forgiving, healing energy. I call upon the Divine Mothers – a group of “Curanderas” – healers – to help me in times of need. They are like nurses, earth mothers – dressed in blue robes – radiating compassion and love. Many people have an affinity with Angels and Spirit Guides, Earth spirits, or benevolent beings from other star systems to assist in this process. Whatever works for you, ask for assistance. We are not alone and we are on a Divine Mission to anchor the highest vibrational frequency of love into our beings, bringing heaven to Earth. The only way to embody that love (which is our unique Soul’s vibration) is to clear out the density of untruth within us. There is a great deal of assistance out there for us to do this. I find remembering to ask for help is the hard part! Sometimes we’re so immersed in the transmutation that we forget to use our tools and ask for assistance.

Human Emotions – our Gift

Our emotions are a most interesting aspect to being Human and I believe that it is our mission to learn to witness our emotions so that we can we can ride the currents our emotions create into an expanded level of creativity, understanding and joy. At the same time, I feel that what I can do in following my intention to not jump right in to the whirlwind (there is a lot of chaos in the world right now – not all whirlwinds are for our personal clearing process) is to find my center, my place of stillness, my eye in the center of the storm and stay in that place…in the center… all of the time. (To be honest, I’m not there yet!) This requires vigilance. This requires deep listening and bringing our attention to the now moment in order to find the stillness within the center of our being. This requires knowing who we are – infinite beings of consciousness. And our greatest joy could be to bring that infinite awareness to our lives as we connect to one another in the Collective Consciousness, strengthening our Unity through love. Imagine that – our cooperation and conscious co-creation is changing our world.

Spiritual Alchemy

Be kind to yourself regarding the past and let it go. Understand that all of us human beings are wounded and our “misdeeds” come from fear. I feel like it’s our mission as spiritual alchemists to transform fear into love. It’s not easy at times, that’s for sure, but that’s when we need to love ourselves the most.

Many Blessings,
Nancy Leilah Ward

 

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Astronomy Picture of the Day – Star Trails above Table Mountain

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2015 June 25

Star Trails above Table Mountain
Image Credit & Copyright:Eric Nathan

 

 

Explanation: Stars trail above and urban lights sprawl below in this moonlit nightscape from Cape Town, South Africa, planet Earth. The looming form of Table Mountain almost seems to hold terrestrial lights at bay while the stars circle the planet’s South Celestial Pole. This modern perspective on the natural night sky was captured in June 2014, the scene composed of over nine hundred, stacked 30 second exposures. The stunning result was chosen as the winner in the Against the Lights category, a selection from over 800 entries in The World at Night’s 2015 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

Astronomy Picture of the Day – Saturn at Opposition

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2015 May 29

Saturn at Opposition
Image Credit & Copyright: Christopher Go

Explanation: Telescopic observers on Earth have been treated to spectacular views of Saturn lately as the ringed planet reached its 2015 opposition on May 23 at 0200 UT. Of course opposition means opposite the Sun in Earth’s sky. So near opposition Saturn is up all night, at its closest and brightest for the year. These sharp images taken within hours of the Sun-Earth-Saturn alignment also show the strong brightening of Saturn’s rings known as the opposition surge or the Seeliger Effect. Directly illuminated, the ring’s icy particles cast no shadows and strongly backscatter sunlight toward planet Earth, creating the dramatic surge in brightness. Saturn currently stands in the sky not far from bright Antares, alpha star of the constellation Scorpius.

May 2015 Energy Forecast – Authenticity, Ancestral Clearing and Collective Stress

May 2015 Energy Forecast – Authenticity, Ancestral Clearing and Collective Stress

by Lee Harris

To read more of Lee’s insight please visit his website, Lee Harris Energy

May 2015 Energy Forecast – Authenticity, Ancestral Clearing and Collective Stress

Hi everybody, and welcome to the Energy Forecast for May 2015.

Time is flying by and so are the energies. In last month’s forecast, I mentioned to you that April would feel wider than March. March was a bit of a crazy, intense month, and while April wasn’t without its intensity, there was certainly more of a feeling of spaciousness. Until that is, this past week or so; the last week of April

Sensitivity issues through May

Many of you will have felt sensitivity issues arising in the last week of April and that is expected to carry through at least the first half of March.

So whether that’s your own inner feelings of hypersensitivity; for example, being even more sensitive to the volume of someone’s voice, or the way someone walks into a room. Or more ‘outer experiences’ that are showing up in the outside world; so perhaps being upset at what someone is doing or saying, or upset at the job that you’re in. Sensitivity is the theme of not only our time, but particularly in this year of 2015, dealing with your sensitivity is the key to getting through planet Earth in this transitionary era.

So, a couple of things to remember when you find yourself in a space of heightened sensitivity.

Space is what’s usually needed, because your nervous system has amplified and so you need to let it calm down before anything. This is because the more you keep running at the same person or the same issue with a heightened nervous system, it’s just going to continue to amplify.

So, do take time alone.

Do ask yourself, have I been working and doing too much?

Do I need to sit still and ‘be’ a little more?

Ask yourself, am I getting support?

Support from yourself, support from others

The support which you can give yourself is nutrition, exercise, good people, your own connection.

Or do you need the support of others at this moment?

To reach out to some people in your life because you’re trying to struggle through it alone?

Not everybody that you reach out to is going to be able to be there for you, but if you’re willing to not take the first ‘no’ as rejection, and keep asking a few other people, you’ll get that support. Support from others is wonderful because our nervous systems do calm down when we live in a more tribal way. Nature is the other great ‘energy reset’ when you are overstimulated.

So, ask yourself;

How much tribe energy have I got in my life right now that’s supporting me and helping me feel good?

How much personal space am I getting?

If you’re in a city and you can’t get to nature, make sure you’re soothing yourself from that stimulation. Cities have very electrical energy fields compared to nature spaces and the countryside. So you really need to monitor the amount that you are letting yourself get ‘amped-up’ by the energy of a city.

I’m just about to move from Boulder, Colorado to San Francisco. For me personally San Francisco is absolutely the right place for me right now. So it’s not necessarily a case that city = bad/countryside = good. It’s just that there are different ways of monitoring your energy, and one of the issues that can happen for people who live in more isolated or countryside spaces is they can go through ‘people-isolation’, and sometimes that’s too much for the nervous system as well.

It’s all about balance, and what you personally need on any given day.

Finding your ‘balance-point’ within the demands of collective energy

So regularly ask yourself;

Where am I on my balance of what I need?

Have I got enough tribe in my life?

Have I got enough space in my life?

Because only we can monitor this and sometimes as a collective, we all get very giddy together. As one big group energy, we collectively get on that hamster wheel and pound it really hard, and the only person who can truly monitor your experience of it, is you.

The reason I say this is that many of you listening to this might be in the role of ‘helper’ to people in your life. You might be most people’s emergency phone call. The problem is that not many people in that group for whom you’re the emergency phone call, will be considering how many emergency phone calls you might have taken that week. Only you can monitor that. So the helpers and the healers among you, you’re probably a little overwhelmed right now with the requirements of people outside you, if you’re not maintaining your own inner needs.

Now, to go to a different place.

Again, what I’ve spoken about a lot in the last year or two is that many of you, even with some of these sensitivity challenges, will be feeling better than ever before in yourself and in your experience of life.

Releasing Ancient Issues

Life is a strange ride and it has as many challenges and downs as it can have ups, but so much of it is to do with our approach to it, and so if any of you are still in the drying throes of being angry about something in your life or feeling like a victim to something in your life, what will be working through you at this time is ancient history.

It will be your own history around that issue so, for example, you hate your job. How many times in your life have you hated your job and what is it about the job that you really hate? Is it really that building that you go to and that employer that you have, or what is it that makes you feel crushed in that job? And if you start to ask yourself those deeper questions, you might have a breakthrough moment where you go, Oh, I hate having to be nice to people all day. So, try not faking being nice all day!

There’s a real societal pressure that we have to be happy or we have to be nice and friendly, and it’s just not true. It’s time for you be who you are, more than ever before, because a lot of you will be running into trouble by trying to be more positive than you feel. Or trying to leave your dark side at home, or whatever difficulty you’re processing at home, because you don’t want to throw it at other people.

Being Authentic/Expressing where you are at

There’s a big difference between throwing it at someone else and being authentic with how you’re feeling.

So, I could walk into my office place and, someone says, ‘Hey Lee, how are you doing?’ to which I respond (acting out depressed and angry emotions) ‘Oh, I’m really miserable, I’m really fed up!’

Y’know, that’s me throwing it at them. The other way is, someone could say, ‘Hey Lee, how are you doing?’, and I could just go, ‘Y’know, it’s a bit weird for me at the moment, I’m going through some stuff, I’ve got this going on with my family…..’

There are two very different ways of using energy in my demonstrations, and being present in energy. But the second one I demonstrated, tells the person that I know where I’m at, and it’s me communicating who I am today in a peaceful way. But a clear way, and that’s very, very important for those of you who are helpers, healers, trying to keep the light and the strength going for others.

These are rocky times in many ways, and for all of us in these rocky times, we have to be authentic about the stuff we’re going through that’s really difficult, as much as the stuff that we’re going through that might be feeling good or liberating to us. So this month, invite yourself to more authentic communication.

People don’t need all the details

As I say that, I feel a whole bunch of you go, I don’t want to share all my personal details with everybody, and the point is you don’t.

There’s a big difference between me saying ‘Y’know, I’ve got some funny things going on in life and I’m struggling’ versus ‘Well, my mum’s got this illness…’ and giving a whole detailed list of things in my life.

You can always just give people a headline as to how you feel if you don’t want to go into the details.

But in giving them that headline, you help the less sensitive around you understand where you’re at a bit more. It doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily wrap you in a blanket and treat you exactly the way you might want them to, but it means you won’t feel so unseen or invisible or unhelped by the people that you perhaps are bringing your helper energy to.

And this will create balance for you in a new way.

So authenticity is a big theme for the sensitive among you at the moment; being authentic with how you feel, being authentic with your communication and inviting that in at a whole new level.

The ‘Opening’ among people

We’re opening more and more as a people. We’re opening our hearts, we’re opening our minds, we’re opening our communication; I wanted to say (communication) devices, which is hilarious ‘cos of course it’s (our voice), not a device. But sometimes communication is a device, in terms of how you navigate the world via the way you communicate with other people.

Now, this opening I speak of, happens in stages. And as much as any of us would love to have a breakthrough because of a book that we’ve read, or a really potent conversation we’ve just had, or a workshop we just went to, and immediately return to our life and apply that whole breakthrough the very next day, it doesn’t work like that.

We do a piece at a time, and with that said, there are several of you who are missing the point around some of the shadows you’ve gone through in the last few months. You feel like, I’m not growing, I’ve felt really crappy or dense so there’s surely something going wrong. No, this is just this time on Earth and it’s speed. It compresses everything and then lets it rise to the surface.

So if what’s compressed in you was ancestral issues around feeling like a victim or feeling angry at the world, angry at the planet, that’s going to get compressed in you and rise up.

So try and get conscious of it rather than just throwing it at all the people at your workplace like I demonstrated earlier, because that just recycles the energy and makes you feel worse.

Try and get in touch with yourself, perhaps, ‘Ah, OK, today I feel angry and that’s OK. I don’t need to add a story to that, I don’t need to judge that, I don’t need to think therefore I’m regressing on my growth path…’

If you’re alive, you’re growing! Even people who seem unconscious to you are growing, because the experiences they need to learn through will keep coming at them in a different way until they become more conscious.

Going against/inviting non-historical patterns

So try and be peaceful with yourself as much as you can. That is not the historical society-inbuilt way of being, granted, but it is the way that will support your opening at this time to the best of your ability.

Because if you keep running out into the madness and trying to keep up with the madness, you’ll not only get exhausted on the hamster wheel, but you’ll catch your foot in one of the grates and go head first into the hamster wheel. So look at how chaotic things feel for you and if they do feel chaotic, keep stepping back and taking breathing space.

Some of you will be in tricky circumstances you can’t step back from – you may have family members who are ill, you may have real financial or work difficulties right now. So then you need to minimise everything else in your life and you recognize, I can only be around supportive people for a while, I just need to take care of me in the middle of taking care of everyone else and minimize all other stresses.

The new energy that exists above the ‘stress-line’The stress point in the collective is rising, so what you have to do is get really good at noticing and managing your own stress levels.

There is so much potential at the moment for ‘New’, and if you can keep managing everything that I have said here, in this video, then you’ll find that opening to the new – new connections, new relationships, new experiences, new moments of just Aaah, I’m alive, look at this amazing planet’ – then you’re going to find it all a lot easier to flow with it rather than bang your head on a wall with the intensity.

So, this is the final video I’ll be recording here in Boulder before I leave for San Francisco next month. It’s been almost three years I’ve lived here and been making videos for you guys out here on the hill.

So I just want to honour this place and thank it for not only being a support to me in my life the last few years, but more importantly, for these videos, we’ve all been here on this energy, on this land, having these messages monthly, so thank you Boulder for everything.

I also want to say thank you to those of you who financially donate for the forecasts – it really helps make everything possible here so thank you. To those of you who don’t donate financially but do send in lovely messages or comments, thank you for those too – they mean the world.

And finally I’m going to be doing a new Energy Mastery Retreat in Norway in August. This will be the final Energy Mastery Retreat in Europe of 2015. We just did the Colorado one and it was a total blast. We’re two-thirds sold out at the moment, but if you’d like to check it out and get more info, you can click for that here.

So, Big Love everyone.

Take care and see you in June.

Lee

 

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