Hsin-Hsin Ming

Weighing in at only 20 grammes and numbering 4, count them 4 pages of A7 paper, the Seng-Ts’An is a diamond-hard commentary on the Way, with a capital Way. Here are the first three verses for your delectation and delight:

“The Great Way is not difficult
for those not attached to preferences.
When neither love nor hate arises,
all is clear and undisguised.
Separate by the smallest amount, however,
and you are as far from it as heaven is from earth.

If you wish to know the truth,
Then hold to no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.

When the fundamental nature of things is not recognized
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
The Way is perfect, as vast space is perfect,
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.”

Intuition with learning

Canaga odorata – Ylang Ylang

“Intuitive decisions are good, but you make them after equipping yourself with all the information possible in the area in which the decisions are to be made.” Richard Wagner

Thank you to Patricia Davis for this quote, from her book Subtle Aromatherapy (Daniel Press). This applies to the study of aromatherapy as well as Tarot.

I’m going inside. I may be some time.


There’s nothing like a period to fully resent everything. I know I’m annoying and I cry a lot but a whole heap of useless viewpoints and habits come slewing off during this time. I see it as a reset button, being in the service of the Goddess. It’s painful going back to zero, but that’s winter for you.

In some parts of the world, menstruating women sleep with the livestock. The men say it’s because they are unclean, but secretly t’s the women’s opportunity to get away from the endless round of food preparation, child-rearing, cleaning and other duties imposed on them. Phew.

Humans are the only female animals who permit sex during menstruation. And if you think about it, statistically one in every six women you meet between the ages of 13 to 55 is menstruating right now.

I may be hiding out, but like a snake that has just shed it’s skin I’ll be so much better when I’m back.

Listen to the Bhagavad Gita in streaming audio



HERE. Here are a few highlights:

Chapter 12, Verse 6-7.

For one who worships Me, giving up all his activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, who has fixed his mind upon Me, O son of Prtha, for him I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.

Chapter 12, Verse 8.

Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt.

Chapter 12, Verse 20.

He who follows this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engages himself with faith, making Me the supreme goal, is very, very dear to Me.

Can’t see the wood for the trees…



“It’s all crashing in all around me, everything is just a big mess, and everyone is behaving like an eejit.”

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