Artist and activist Emerson Munduruku is teaching environmental conservation to children in Brazil through performance art under the guise of his his drag queen alter ego, Uýra Sodoma. Emerson Munduruku takes part in educational projects, teaching children about Amazon communities and how to both connect with and protect nature. His aim is to pass on […]Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon — Life & Soul Magazine
When a kid I use to ask a lot of questions naturally but I had a tendency to ask one question repeatedly over and over again for no rhyme or reason I would just ask for the heck of asking🤷♀️ I now know why I did that but my father noticed this and told me this one and the only time(and whatever he ever taught me he never repeated it that was his way of raising us and I would learn it right away and never repeat it either) and this awareness lasted in me forever and I never repeated this habit ever again.
He said “I don’t mind you asking me questions, you can ask me zillion times if you don’t understand it I will explain you but ask right there and then and understand it. Do not keep asking questions for the heck of it if you plan not to understand coz it is wasting people’s time and energy. And time and energy are precious do not waste it. He is a businessman and he practices it with his employees and at home and walks his truth. Hence I have also learned to walk my truth not just say but walk it. He said learn to respect and value its presence and its gift what it has to offer you in the moment. If you don’t then you may miss out on an opportunity or an awareness or a gift that it wants you to know and have. You have to respect your own time and energy and people’s time and energy. Ask a question when you ready to know the answer. And this is how my soul/ and my twin soul/ HM’s also works. We do not waste people’s time and energy and we ask when we ready to know. And I am soo grateful to my dad for teaching me this. This learning helped me in my career, with my clients, in my relationships it shaped me to be a female of grace. And it saved my voice, taught me to use my voice wisely and from talking things that are not useful.
And this is a reminder to me again today from my higher mind/ soul/ Twin soul and his Higher Mind that we have to practice the same wisdom within in my own relationship with my soul hence we are dismantling my conscious minds created habits and patterns.
Happy Fathers Day and I will forever be a daddy’s girl💖🥰😘I cherish being like my father.
Happy Father’s Day father and to all soul fathers.
The sounds of nature and wildlife comes to you indoors and online with The Great Animal Orchestra soundscape experience. Inspired by the work of Bernie Krause, an American musician and bio-acoustician who has collected almost 5,000 hours of sound recordings of wild natural habitats, The Great Animal Orchestra offers an immersion into wildlife’s acoustic environment. […]The Great Animal Orchestra: A sound installation of wildlife’s acoustic environment now available online — Life & Soul Magazine
Summer sun, fairies, butterflies enchantment. And in enchantment, wonder. And in wonder, the stars and the moon. And in the stars and moon, magick. And in magick, Litha. And in Litha, celebration. And in celebration, blessings. And in blessings, love and light. And in love and light, nature. And in nature, strength. And in strength, Sun God.- Have a blessed Litha, Summer Solstice.
The H.E.R.B.S. Project, an initiative by Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet, investigates if herbs, when used as a textile dye, can have the medicinal properties they are renowned for when worn on skin. The textile industry has a huge impact on nature and the workers in the industry, because of all the chemicals that are used […]H.E.R.B.S. Installation: Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet investigates if herbs have a medicinal effect when used as a textile dye — Life & Soul Magazine
Are you looking to grow your own herb garden? There are three ways you can do this – from seed, planting a cutting or replanting a potted herb plant. Planting from seeds can be a long process as most herbs take some time to mature from seeds. That said it also rewarding watching the seeds […]Grow Your Own Herbs: Getting Started with Seed Germination and Herb Starters — Life & Soul Magazine
A new children’s book, What Happened When We All Stopped, has envisioned an inspiring picture of the renewed, nature-rich world, offering readers – both children and adults alike – insight into how to rebuild the environment and tackle climate change. Author Tom Rivett-Carnac, a former Buddhist monk who has spent the last 20 years working […]Post-lockdown world envisioned as a renewed, nature rich-world in new children’s book — Life & Soul Magazine
White stork chicks have hatched in the wild in the UK for the first time in centuries, the White Stork Project announced. Eggs in one of three nests hatched at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Observers watched as the parents incubated the nest of five eggs located in an oak tree.They were seen removing eggshells […]Wild white stork chicks hatch in the UK for first time in centuries — Life & Soul Magazine
Do you know that stress and anxieties can overburden your mind with incessant worries? However, do you know that being mindful could somehow help you decrease your mental health disabilities? A strong mindfulness exercise can make a big change when it comes to modifying some of this stress. Mindfulness is all about feeling and seizing […]Zenful Spirit: 9 Key Tactics for Mindfulness — ecogreenlove — Life & Soul Magazine
Midsummer is also sometimes referred to as Litha. Litha is(pronounced “LITH-ah”). The celebration of Midsummer’s Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous and healing powers and they, therefore, picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southwards again. The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times. The concentration of the observance is not on the day as we reckon it, commencing at midnight or at dawn, but the pre-Christian beginning of the day, which falls on the previous eve. In Sweden and Finland, Midsummer’s Eve is considered the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis Night, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
It marks the first day of summer on traditional calendars, but it is actually the Midsummer mark for Pagans.
Litha marks the longest day of the year, the day when the sun reaches its apex and is aspected to zero degrees Cancer. This is a day that celebrates the God in all his glory. It is also the time of year when the Goddess is glowing with motherhood in her pregnancy.
For those of you familiar with Shakespeare, you might remember the play centered around the Solistice: “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”. It is believed that Midsummer Night’s Eve is a special time for those who believe in the Faerie traditions. Like Samhain, this is a day where the veils are thin between the realms of the Sidhe (the Faerie realm) and the world of mortals. It is a time for merriment and the making of wishes.
On this day the Sun God is seen at his highest point in the sky, vibrant and strong. Together with the pregnant Mother Goddess, he rules the summer season. However, this is also a time of transition, for now, the Sun will begin its yearly descent and the days grow shorter until the Winter solstice. The Druids viewed this day as the wedding of Heaven and Earth, Alban Heruin. The Moon of this month was known as “The Honey Moon” in a testimonial to the honey mead that was drunk at the wedding celebrations so common to this time of year
This video reminded me of an interesting project that was given to me to work on. A time when I moved from South Carolina to California back in 2003/2004 to start a new job. Young and filled with possibilities took a leap of faith and joined a high end designer in California to design his textile collection. He had an array of rich textiles from all over the world. It had been about 2 years since my graduation from Savannah College of Art and Design, very eager and excited to learn my way through the shades of textiles.
He had a screen printing facility in house. And back in time hand screen printing, making your own screens, huge printing tables were a big thing. Still maybe alive but not as much as it used to be back in the days. And my first assignment was to create 2 complete set of Pantone swatches with the screen printing pigment dyes on fabric. Kinda creating a fabric Pantone book/ binder for his library. Ha! Yup it was quite a task on hand. There were 2000 colors I had to create and print on a fabric and note the values of how I got that color. All I could think to myself is “what”? You want me to create these 2000 colors? My monkey mind got real busy with all kinds of stupid negative thoughts. But I was excited to be there and learn so I did not let my monkey mind override the truth. And the truth was I loved the opportunity given to me and if this is how it starts then so be it. Pulled myself together and got back on mixing colors. And it was a beautiful project. Easy, effortless and fun. In the beginning it was slow but as I started to understand the medium and the craft of making colors the task became fun, play and meditative.
Everyday from morning to evening for quite many months all I did was mix colors, until I reached a point to perfect the art of knowing colors and when and how much to add or subtract to get the desired shade or tint.
This practice, knowledge gave me insight into color and color making. The reason I share this as it has taught me a very valuable lesson. Lesson of being persistent and consistent, not to loose hope or to give up just because of what you think you should be doing or not doing in your mind. No job is small or big. No matter at that moment and time you don’t realize the value it is bringing you but hang on and walk through that project. You will be grateful for this task you were given to do. Every job/ task has a meaning, purpose. And it is given to you because only you could do it. And there is no one like you. Even though at first it looked like a huge task but if it wasn’t for this exercise I would have missed learning the importance of colors and it’s journey.
By the time I was done I did of course truly enjoyed the joy of colors. It was meditative, fun, soothing and healing for me. Every color has its own magickal presence, Vibration, vitality, strength and personality.
Matter of fact every task, job that I was given no matter how hard or easy the boss was or the task was it led me to connecting me to my trueself. My artist within. It is an opportunity for you to grow and know yourself within.
Green consulting firm Fifty Shades Greener is offering a free online training programme for anyone in the hospitality industry who wants to be a green champion in their workplace. The Ireland-based business has opened the training course, Become a Green Leader in Your Workplace, to anyone worldwide who works in the hospitality industry. The programme, […]Fifty Shades Greener offers free training course for hospitality workforce wanting to be green leaders in their workplace — Life & Soul Magazine