1

Fibonacci Everywhere

Fibonacci sequence

Fibonacci sequence

fibonacci shell cut in half

Nautilus Shell

sunflower consulted fibonacci

Sunflower

leonardos man

Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man

fibonacci galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy M51 (NCG 5194)

fibonacci_spiral_girl

The Fibonacci permeates our universe…..and all the while this spinning is going on.

Lets take a look…

Earth’s rotation: 1070 mph

Earth orbit’s the sun at 66,000 mph

Sun and the Earth are moving at about 43,000 mph roughly in the direction of the bright star Vega. This speed is not unusual for the stars around us and is our “milling around” speed in our suburban part of the Galaxy.

The entire Galaxy is in spinning motion like an enormous pinwheel,  at 483,000 mph.

And how fast is the Milky Way Galaxy moving? The speed turns out to be an astounding 1.3 million mph! We are moving roughly in the direction on the sky that is defined by the constellations of Leo and Virgo.

So next time when you’re  relaxing, kick back and think about how fast you are really traveling on a blue space ship named Earth.

Constant motion, is it responsible for the Fibonacci, or is it the other way around, or neither?

What a privilege to be alive, in such a Magical time.

Andromeda

Andromeda

Thanks for stopping by.

We are all Buddha’s

0

Christmas in The Desert

christmas-caravan-desert-1920x1080

T’was the night before Christmas in our desert town,

No pools frozen over, no snow drifted down,

The kiddies are sleeping, without blankets, in bed,
For winter in the oasis requires cool sheets instead.

To find fruit filled stockings was not very hard

‘Cause orange trees were growing right out in the yard.

In front of the condos were Daddy’s and Moms

Admiring the Yucca and all the Date palms.

In dreamland, the children, all cozy and warm,

Thought of tomorrow , and the fat jolly form

For Santa was already well on his way

In a Rolls Royce golf cart instead of a sleigh.

Soon then he arrived and started with glee

Putting skateboards and golf clubs under the tree.

Over the green courses and courts he flew

To bring his great bounty to me and to you.

The great desert moon gave the city a glow

And lighted the valleys that lay far below

When he jumps from the cart with a new tennis racket

He was wearing white shoes and a red plaid jacket

Chimneys were scarce on the huge desert floor

So Santa went in through the patio door

He made every home in the Coachella Valley

And left goodies for Freddie and Billy and Sally

Before he took leave he first helped himself

To some cactus preserves that were left on the shelf

He gazed at the landscape and through a twinkle of tear

Thought of the first desert Christmas , past many a year

Then as he departed, by touching his nose

Bid farewell to the desert, where the Joshua tree grows

And he exclaimed as he left, in a streak of fire,

“Merry Christmas to all, and it’s here I’ll retire”

Thanks for stopping by.

We Are All Buddha’s

1

Lungta ~~ Wind Horse/Tibetan Prayer Flags

wind horse drawing in red

There are many types of prayer flags with their own symbols and mantras. Today we take a look at the Lungta prayer flag.

The Tibetan word “lungta” translates literally “wind horse”.

Wind horse flags are by far the most common prayer flag. There purpose is to raise the good fortune energy of the beings in the vicinity of the prayer flag. The wind horse, usually in pictorial form, always occupies the center of this flag. The outside corners of the flag are always guarded by the four great animals, the garuda, dragon, tiger and snow lion, either in pictorial form or in written word. The om mani padme hum mantra is usually printed on the wind horse flag, although others mantras are used.

The meaning of wind horse can be described on several levels:

  • Outer – a mythical Tibetan creature
  • Inner – positive qualities such as ‘good luck’
  • Secret – the space element (one of the five elements)
  • Most secret – the inner air, or wind within the body

On the “Outer” level, the wind horse is a mythical Tibetan creature from pre-Buddhist times that combines the speed of the wind and the strength of the horse to carry prayers from earth to the heavens.

“Inner” level, the wind horse is associated with positive energy or ‘life force’ and with ‘good luck’. It is both the subduer of evil and the vehicle of enlightenment.

At a deeper level, “secret” level, the wind horse symbolizes space/sky, the tiger symbolizes the wind element; the snow lion, earth; the garuda, fire; and the dragon, water.

“Most secret” level, the subtle energy or inner air or wind within the body. This subtle energy is called the wind horse.**

Wind Horse flag without mantras, notice the 4 corners.

Wind Horse flag without mantras, notice the 4 corners.

The colors of the flags, white, blue, yellow, red and green, represent space/sky, wind, earth, fire, and water. Placing flags in and around your home, office, or community garden, transmits a feeling of peace and harmony increasing the spiritual atmosphere. By placing the flags outdoors their sacred mantras are sent on the wind for the benefit of all beings.

prayer flags over a creek

Prayer-Flags-Chart1

Above picture found at My Dzi Blog

100_0814

100_0829

Tibetans believe prayer flags lift up and carry our wishes for compassion, peace and healing around the earth.

Proper motivation when hanging the flags greatly increases the powers of the prayers.

According to the Tibetan Calendar there are certain days when a “baden entity” is present. Those days are inauspicious for raising new prayer flags. A baden senpo is a demon of the naga class of elemental spirits. Raising flags when that energy is active can actually have a negative effect. Look here for list of inauspicious days in 2014.

Prayer flags can be purchased all over the internet. Here at the Magic Forest Workshop we recommend Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche’s beautiful prayer flags.

They can be found here ~> Nyingma Trust Online Store

IMG_0400

Create a little color and beauty while sending good wishes out to the world with magical Tibetan Prayer Flags.

IMG_4122

Hand made at the Magic Forest Workshop

**Rigpa Wiki

Thanks for stopping by.

We Are All Buddha’s

0

Birds at the forest house

IMG_0403

Anna’s hummingbird on a prayer flag

IMG_0405

 

The Oriel’s are summer visitors, while the Hummer lives here year-round.

IMG_0421

Western Oriel at the fountain

IMG_2378

Pygmy Nuthatch on redwood tree

IMG_2387

IMG_2388

IMG_2456

 

Chestnut-backed Chickadee’s and Pygmy Nuthatches live here year round, they are rowdy acrobats.

Chestnut Backed Chickadee

Chestnut Backed Chickadee

Red Sap-sucker Woodpecker

Red Sap-sucker/Woodpecker

The Red Sap-sucker was caught with his back to the camera.

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher is a lovely winter visitor.

 

Oriel

Oriel

IMG_2370

 

The little hummer visits every morning at the same time.

 

Ravens high up in redwood tree

Ravens

Raven couple who live way-up-high in the redwood tree

What a great privilege it is to share life with these beautiful Bodhisattva’s.

Thanks for stopping by

We Are All Buddha’s

2

Inspiration from Illustrator Hilda T. Miller 1876~1939

Hilda T. Miller

 

Fairies. I have always loved them. I’ve filled my world with them!

I dream and draw fairies, and make fairy houses in my magical forest where there truly are real fairies. I know I’ve seen them, but that’s a story for another day.

This story is about my quest to find information about a illustrator named Hilda T. Miller, she lived from 1876 to 1939.

Her beautiful watercolors of fairies have a special feel, something magical

My journey started when I found a blog titled  A Polar Bear’s Tale.

I was so enchanted with the story told, it inspired me to embark on my own adventure.

I have learned from my investigation into her career that Hilda T. Miller’s illustrations were commissioned for a book, “Dulcibella & The Fairies”, author Alice Raiker, published by C.W. Faulkner 1925.

In addition, Hilda’s art was used in a printing of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in 1921.

 

 

Dulcibella & The Fairies

Author: Raiker, Alice Illustrated by: Miller, Hilda T. Published by: C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd.

 

From the "Grimm's Fairy Tale" printing by C. W. Falukner, originally published in 1921 and dated 1933 on the back

From the “Grimm’s Fairy Tale” printing by C. W. Falukner, originally published in 1921 and dated 1933 on the back

 

Further investigation has turned up…

Hilda was interested in art from an early age although it was not encouraged by her family. She studied at Birmingham Art School, the Slade and St Albans Art School. As a result of her Fathers connections, she had her work accepted by Liberty & Co and produced advertising, calenders, greetings cards and postcards for them between 1910 and 1918. She went on to produce illustrations for book publishers.  Found here ~> Beadazzled

Vintage postcard A Fairy Vision Hilda T. Miller

Vintage postcard
A Fairy Vision
Hilda T. Miller

I’ve been unable to come up with more information and welcome any who can shed more light on Hilda T. Miller.

Thank’s for stopping by.

We Are All Buddha’s

Fairies & Bunny's Hilda T. Miller

Fairies & Bunny’s Hilda T. Miller