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Guest Post: Lifemanship_ Thought On Photography

This is a guest post by: Kriti https://waytobright.wordpress.com

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A ship is always safe at harbor but that is not it is build for. It is build to explore and transport from one shore to another. It needs to go beyond its comfort zone of the shoreline in between the challenging waves of ocean, Sometimes out of comfort zone is not so easy, It needs to struggle to survive in different challenges.

Just like that you are always safe and relaxed at your comfort zone but that is not you were created for. You are build to explore this wonderful journey of life from a shore of birth to the another death. Wake up, get up and make it your best. Don’t just stay at comfort zone. The world is advancing at a very fast pace. You need to catch up with this race but compete it with only yourself. Be the better version of yourself by embracing the change and challenge. Soon you will realize how exciting your life becomes from a dull boring life. If you feel your ship is sinking, it might be good time to throw out the stuff that has been weighting it down. Be aware of any little hole of negativity because a small leak will sink the great ship. Let go of what is bringing you down and surround yourself with what brings out the best in you.

– Kriti @Brightway

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The Human Family Community Open Threads #44: How Is Life My Friends?

I decided to start a new project called “The Human Family Community Open Thread.” These open threads will be for anyone to comment on and express how they feel, if you need a friend, any ideas, make new friends, thoughts, topics, quotes or simply if you feel alone or lonely or suicidal or want to speak to others; feel free to comment below and start a conversation. You are not alone.

The Human Family Open Thread #44

~DiosRaw 22/01/21

Ace & Amber Poetry #2: Home

What’s this burning feeling inside

Where does the seat of your soul reside?

Letting this feeling be my guide

This cosmic journey takes me on a ride

That aching within that’s always cried

You can search any far away land

Across mountains, rivers and deserts, oh so grand

You can change your resting place

But that something in your core you’ll always face

Dreaming of the past

Where this feeling didn’t last

Longing for a new role in this cast

Or just a change of scenery

It’s all I asked

Then I heard the voice

Telling my it’s my choice

In this realization, I rejoice

It was hidden in plain sight all along

Now I hear the universal song

It was never external, what’s internal always made me strong

My inner fire was always peeking

Now it’s speaking

Are you the answer you are seeking?

-By Ace (fearlessfreesoul.com) and Amber (diosraw.com)

How To Protect Your Mental Health In 2021

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our second topic is focused on «How To Thrive In 2021.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

At this moment in time, things seem uncertain. Our mental health is the foundation, the garden, from which our flowers grow.. Many of us are living in lockdowns which have been shown in many studies to affect our mental health in a negative way.

Here are some tips on protecting your mental health in 2021:

Support Network. People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends to talk over the phone, or seek out activities you can do together such as having a deep conversation and collaborating on a project.

Taking care of yourself physically. Looking after your body can improve your mental health since both are intertwined. Be sure to: Eat nutritious meals, avoid smoking and vaping, drink plenty of water and exercise (which helps decrease depression and anxiety and improve moods).

Spend some time with an animal friend. Time with animals lowers the stress hormone cortisol and boosts oxytocin – which stimulates feelings of happiness. If you don’t have a pet, hang out with a friend who does or volunteer at a shelter if you can.

Practice forgiveness. Even if it’s just forgiving that person who cut you off during your commute. People who forgive have better mental health and report being more satisfied with their lives.

Get enough sleep. Researchers believe that lack of sleep contributes to a high rate of depression in college students and increases anxiety, food cravings and reduces your productivity.

Humour. Laughter is one of the best medicines. Getting through these times involves finding the humour in situations rather than seeing something as a curse. Change your perspective and see the blessing. Put some funny videos on, talk to a friend and laugh, increasing your immune system strength and lowering pain levels.

Discover Spirituality. Look into different spiritual concepts. Do you know what spirituality is? Awakening the spirit within you will help your mental health by learning you are an eternal spirit that never dies.

Manage your news and social media intake. Try to find a source of news that you can trust during these difficult times to keep you informed. But take a break from it all and check the news every once in a while. Try to also limit your intake of news and social media, which can help you manage your feelings if you find yourself worried or if you are finding news updates upsetting.

Are you feeling claustrophobic or trapped? Open the windows to let in fresh air or you could spend time sitting on your doorstep, or in the garden if you have one. Try looking at the sky out of the window or from your doorstep. This can help to give you a sense of space and regularly change the rooms you spend time in.

Take in as much sun and fresh air as you can. Being outside, particularly surrounded by nature and greenery, can benefit your mental wellbeing. If you are able to leave your home under current government restrictions, try to seek out walks or areas to exercise that are nearby but also allow you to be surrounded by nature. If you are unable to be outside, try opening your window and spending time in rooms which get a lot of natural light. You could also try garden planters on your window sills or placing house plants around your home.

Find things you love doing. Do you write? Do you love to cook? Do you enjoy painting? Do you love to learn new things? Focus on these and boost your mood.

Work on the self. This is a time to go within and discover yourself. Who are you? What values do you live by? Who is that voice in your head? Get to know yourself and ask yourself questions, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued by what you find.

Talking about your feelings. Talking can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s part of taking charge of your well being and doing what you can to stay healthy. Talking can be a way to cope with a problem you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone. And it works both ways. If you open up, it might encourage others to do the same.

Clean your outer environment. Having an ordered and clean surrounding will make you feel more in control, calmer and relaxed. When your outer world is ordered, you will be inspired to keep your inner world ordered.

Establish a routine and schedule. Bringing structure to your day can give you a better sense of control and can make a difference to your mental health. Work out how you will spend your time each day, write it down and check-in with your schedule regularly.

Nutritious foods. Choose foods that will nourish your mind and body. A plant based diet that is rich in diversity has been proven to boost good mental health and take years off your life. Cherries, avocados, grapes, nuts, legumes and greens will brighten your mind.

Find new healing methods. Look into alternative healing to find other ways of clearing the past from your mind and body. Sometimes conventional medicine doesn’t have all the answers for your health. Have you looked into aromatherapy? Acupuncture? Reflexology?

The future of communication will be cyberspace. With the way things are going, the world is turning to the internet for support and connection. Start a blog, find online support groups or groups with similar interests to you. You may find new friends and different forks in the road may open up for you!

We’ll catch you next time, before you go, here is some food for thought:

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein. Try something outside of your comfort zone.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou. If you have personal experience with mental illness or recovery find a way of sharing it with others. Check out what other people are saying on different cyberspace sites such as WordPress.

We hope this post helped aid you in protecting your mental health this year with some ideas to add to your tool kit. Let us know below how you choose to protect your mental health!

Poetry #77: The River Of Cosmic Energy

The river of comsic energy flows through your veins

It crosses the channels guarding the hearts chains

Sweeping through the emotional hurricanes

Of your inner most pains

Across the chakras and energy channel plains

It flows as the breath inside your lungs

It whispers and speaks in many tongues

It flows through the valley of its creation

Do you feel the warm sensation?

Of the blood vessels foundation

It will be here forever in each incarnation

Even in this cyberspace citation

It knows no boundaries in relation

It’s ghostly ways transverse in pulsation

This is the stuff made up of your vibration

It is a universal celebration

In your deepest conversations

This is the universal river that permeates our entire existence

It’s infinte nature will always be here in pre-existance.

-DiosRaw 18/01/21 10:42AM

Poetry #76: Four Walls

Locked in these four walls

Does anyone percieve these silent screaming calls?

Days don’t seem to mean anything anymore

That’s lost in the muffled past of the old world folklore

Time has lost it’s meaning

Days lost in translation, intervening

Dreams echo in my psyche

The real world is shiveringly spiky

My flowers are wilting

Emotions tilting

Sinking into mundane

The world around seems insane

Media manipulation

Contortions of concentration

The masses brainwashed

Day after day brains sloshed

Here I am

Melting into the sofa

Sitting in the same place

In this physical case

The old world will never come back again

Not that we wanted it to remain the same

In a society that sets us up for failure

With leaders spiritually immature

The future remains uncertain

An aura of mystery lies behind the curtain.

-DiosRaw 17/01/21 10:59AM

Plants #1: House Plants

Studies have shown indoor house plants can:

-Boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity

-Reduce your stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds

-Help clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity & producing oxygen

-Add life to a sterile space, give privacy and reduce noise levels

-Are therapeutic to care for

Poetry #75: Friends Are Flowers

Friends are the flowers

In the garden of your life

They have wonderful powers

To help your life bloom rife

They help you through times of struggle and strife

True friends make your heart sing

And your soul swim

Each in their own way, unique

Building a beautiful boutique

Real friends will give and allow you to take

There is no time in being fake

For God’s sake

The delicate balance of giving and taking

Energy exchanges

Born out of trust and love

You are deep and precious, heaven sent from above

They will not abandon you in times of need

They are not overcome with envy or greed

They are the seed

Watered with love and honesty

To make you laugh until your pants are peed

No matter if you are from the other side of the world

Our souls are entwined in this dreamworld

Meeting in times of synchronicity

Souls brought together, natural simplicity

Laugher, trust, compassion and love are the medicine

And glue that holds friends together

Friends can give you the insight

To allow you to take flight

And fight

I don’t know what I’d do

If I didn’t have this garden of friends like you!

-DiosRaw 16/01/21 09:20AM

Poem inspired by Carla: http://redwarrior-76.com

Religion #12: Paganism

“Paganism describes a group of contemporary religions based on a reverence for nature. These faiths draw on the traditional religions of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Paganism encompasses a diverse community.

Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, Sacred Ecologists, Odinists and Heathens all make up parts of the Pagan community.

Some groups concentrate on specific traditions or practices such as ecology, witchcraft, Celtic traditions or certain gods.

Most Pagans share an ecological vision that comes from the Pagan belief in the organic vitality and spirituality of the natural world.

Due to persecution and misrepresentation it is necessary to define what Pagans are not as well as what they are. Pagans are not sexual deviants, do not worship the devil, are not evil, do not practice ‘black magic’ and their practices do not involve harming people or animals.

The Pagan Federation of Great Britain have no precise figures but estimate that the number of Pagans in the British Isles is between 50,000 and 200,000 (2002).”

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/ataglance/glance.shtml