Some anxiety with a slice of humour on the side

There’s nothing “wrong” with you per se. You’re just suffering from existential angst like everyone else in the world due to the acceleration of our collective development, which comes with a side order of fear, anxiety, anger, grief/ with a touch of insanity! If you really want to understand what’s going on, explore it further by observing your feelings and reactions while sitting quietly, be still and do nothing but watch. Be the witness of life’s drama unfolding before you, and detach a little. The real scary part… what u’ll soon realize is that the world is a macrocosm of the collective “us”, we are a part of this world, which means we are a “fractally integrated” part and parcel of the whole & have the power to change it. HOW? By persistently witnessing ourselves every moment we exist while interacting with our reality. How do we correctly perceive & integrate our truth in any given situation? How can we change our preconception/ response to achieve a better outcome. This is called active participation in the creation of our reality, it requires responsibility/ response-ability. Our “awakening” demands consistent conscious awareness of our internal milieu and diligent assessment/ discernment of the present moment. This is called living in the NOW. Drop the mind games & focus BE HERE-NOW! AWAKE! ♥

LAVINIA IN LONDON

I am having an anxiety attack as we speak. I’ve been having it for a couple of hours already and last night I had a similar one. I pretty much feel like screaming. But I don’t because I can’t wrap my head around what should I scream about first.

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Possible causes:

1. It’s that time of the month. I cut and colour my hair every other month. Two weeks before the visit at the hairdresser it looks just sad. So maybe its sadness is rubbing off on me.

2. In the past few days spent too much time inside, in front of the computer, reading about London, instead of actually exploring it. Pro: I spent no £££ and the introvert inside me is happy for the break. Cons: Hmmmmm…none. I needed this break.

3. In case sugar and mascarpone are anxiety triggers, it’s because I had too much Tiramisu…

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A growing Trend in Russia – “Eco-Villages”

This is a beautiful post, I am familiar with Anastasia’s teachings, thanks so much for sharing!

Life in Russia

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Something Curious is going on

Something very curious is going on in Russia, I guess I should say more like around the world. But statistics show it’s more of a phenomenon here than anywhere else. Why? Anastasia is the answer. So who’s Anastasia, Vladimir Merge claims he met this mysterious woman who lead him deep into the Siberian Taiga. It is within these woods that she reveals to him about the philosophy of Man’s relationship to Nature and much more. These teaching to him were imparted through a series of best-selling books called The Ringing Cedars of Russia, first published in 1996. The books have for many become a reason to move Back to the Land, a movement that is increasingly becoming worldwide. Unlike the hippie movement of the 60’s these eco- communities combine deep ecology with traditional, even conservative family values based on self-reliant simple living on…

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♪Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour – Offenbach (Barcarolle)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_nuit,_%C3%B4_nuit_d’amour

Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (often referred to as the Barcarolle) is a piece from The Tales of Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach‘s final opera. This piece opens the opera’s third act, set in Venice. It is sung by the characters Giulietta – the protagonist Hoffmann’s love, a Venetian courtesan – and Nicklausse – Hoffmann’s poetic muse, in disguise as his faithful male companion.[2] In addition to the Venetian location it sets the seductive and sinister tone of the Venice act in general and of Giulietta’s character specifically.[3] The music reappears later in the act in a septet, “Hélas! Mon cœur s’égare encore,”[2] which was constructed by editors of the opera.[4]

Lol, a wonderfully charming scene from La Vita é Bella (Life is Beautiful) when Guido falls in love with Principessa, woos her by practising Arthur Shopenhauer’s theory of  “the World as Will & Idea” at the Opera House under the accompaniment of “Barcarolle” from Jaques Offenbach’s Opera “The Tales of Hoffmann”.

Offenbach – Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ – Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca
A barcarolle is a folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style.
Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Beautiful night of love)
Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Prague Philharmonic Choir; Chorus Master: Lukas Vasilek
From the Deutsche Grammophon album:Anna Netrebko: Souvenirs, 2008

Video scenes from Vienna Waltzes by New York City Ballet
Der Rosenkavalier: erste Walzerfolge performed by Stephanie Saland, Adam Lüders, and ensemble (This was considered Stephanie Saland’s retirement performance).
Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on June 27, 1993, during New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Celebration, by Robert Score.

Lyrics & Translation

Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour
Souris à nos ivresses
Nuit plus douce que le jour
Ô,belle nuit d’amour!
Le temps fuit et sans retour
Emporte nos tendresses
Loin de cet heureux séjour
Le temps fuit sans retour
Zéphyrs embrasés
Versez-nous vos caresses
Zéphyrs embrasés
Donnez-nous vos baisers!
Vos baisers! Vos baisers! Ah!
Belle nuit, ô, nuit d’amour
Souris à nos ivresses
Nuit plus douce que le jour,
Ô, belle nuit d’amour!
Ah! souris à nos ivresses!
Nuit d’amour, ô, nuit d’amour!
Ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah!

Translation:
Lovely night, oh, night of love
Smile upon our joys!
Night much sweeter than the day
Oh beautiful night of love!
Time flies by, and carries away
Our tender caresses for ever!
Time flies far from this happy oasis
And does not return
Burning zephyrs
Embrace us with your caresses!
Burning zephyrs
Give us your kisses!
Your kisses! Your kisses! Ah!
Lovely night, oh, night of love
Smile upon our joys!
Night much sweeter than the day
Oh, beautiful night of love!
Ah! Smile upon our joys!
Night of love, oh, night of love!
Ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah!