“Architecture is the scientific art of making structure express ideas. Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men to put man into possession of his own earth. Architecture is man’s great sense of himself embodied in a world of his own making. It may rise as high in quality only as its source because great art is great life.”—Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Architectural Forum, May 1930
As I toured Liverpool, London, and Glasgow, besides the beautiful, majestic historical ancient castles, palaces, and cathedrals, I was very taken with the amazing modern structures I viewed. And that is what this blog is all about – the modern architecture I was awed by! Many of them were taken as the tour bus passed and the guide rambled off what we were seeing so fast there was no way I could take a photo and write down the names of the buildings he was pointing out – and some of them I found interesting even though there was no mention of them.
While visiting England I was fortunate enough to go to Wales three times. The first time was rather dismal, as it rained the whole time! Being a one-day bus tour it wasn’t a trip I could cancel – and besides, being an optimist I thought for sure the sun would come out at least once! Nope, drizzle dreary all day.
But thankfully my friend took me twice more, both on beautiful days – and, I had the pleasure of visiting two castles! The photos here are of the Powis Castle, or in Welsh, the Powys Castle. This was the most impressive and beautiful castle of all the ones I visited. The grounds were magnificent!
I was going to write another blog about my travels to Great Britain, but after waking up to the news of yet another terrible tragedy – this one in Las Vegas, I feel a need to share with others my thoughts on what is going on in the world right now and how we can center ourselves and help those around us.
The end days are here. What and how should we react to this news? Pray.
Before any new beginning there comes an end to that which was. Pray and meditate.
People are made up of the old and the new – old cells, new cells, old thoughts and new thoughts. As the new prepares to come in we shed the old.
Right now, the earth and all Life on it are going through a great, massive cosmic change. The energies which make up our minds, bodies, emotions and spirit are changing. Humans cannot detect these changes, but they are as definite as the visible changes that go on in a baby as it grows, young adolescents as they (visibly) grow taller and fill out, their minds become more mature and so on.
People never stop growing and changing, both within and without. Right now, the energies of change are very potent, very radical, especially if one hasn’t been doing their inner work. How can one take care of their inner work, or in another way of putting it – work on becoming a better person with more positive traits and letting go of any negative energies, like anger, distrust, hate, controlling, manipulating, and the list goes on. Pray and meditate
Pray to whom? To your God, Creator, Yahweh, Allah, Divine Intelligence – whatever name you want to give to the Power that created you. There is something somewhere bigger than you or me. There is the ALL. All of us together unite as One- and there is no power greater than this. ALL can’t come together for the force of good unless we let go of the negative energies that keep us from connecting.
And negative energies/dark energies can take hold of anyone at any time in these days of increased cosmic energies UNLESS a person protects her/him self with light. If nothing else, imagine a cocoon of light coming up from your feet to the top of your head, and imagine the top of your head being open to Divine light (prana, chi, or whatever name you want to call this Universal energy). Do this each day and every day. And, of course, there are the angels that are there and can be called on at anytime!
As we all know and can feel, the moods of negativity hit us almost daily, especially if connected to TV or social media. People are becoming more intuned to one another, more sensitive to one another, and what one person feels transfers over to a group of people. You’ve seen how it works: a person posts on social media a criticism or angry message and many people read it, and become angered and critical about what was written. Respond to negative remarks with positive comments or thoughts – no anger, no criticism of what the person has said and no agreement or disagreement to his criticism. It is very hard to help another person to overcome negativity when we ourselves have negative feelings, emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. What can we do about it? Pray and meditate. We are here to learn to understand others, forgive others, love others, tolerance, to help others grow in maturity. But first, we must work on ourselves and as we learn about ourselves, and learn to forgive ourselves, then we automatically help others because our positive energies/vibrations go out to others in the same way as the example I gave earlier of the baby or young person growing – you can’t see these energies making change, but they most certainly are! But, once again, protect yourself with Light, particularly in these times of great change and darkness. Peace and love to all.