When I was very little, I had a book of Swedish Fairytales that had such an impact on the way I saw the world. Magical, mysterious, dark- where a lack of integrity could cause a maelstrom of despair. One image in particular was so arresting to me; this first one of Princess Cottongrass, staring in the water where her mother’s locket, her final possession, had fallen. Such loss. I could feel it. Fast forward to about ten years ago when I discovered the second painting by James Jean. It’s resemblance might only ever occur to me- but side by side you can see the similarities, but the theme has changed, you can follow an arc of loss and longing to one of overdue abundance from a mysterious source. The surprise and gratitude on her face to discover this golden elixir overflowing in her open hands. These images represent two important phases in my own development. I am constantly delighted with what life gives me- the things without price tags that overwhelm me with deep joy. My kids, my family, my man, my animals, my tribe, my relationship to the Mystery, which is ever playful, loving, and benevolent. I’m grateful.
Fri., 2/1. ☕️👁🌲🥧💪🕵️♂️📺The Red Room: Twin Peaks Tribute at ONCE Lounge
The moonless night of Friday February 1st, will reveal the ONCE Somerville lounge as a gateway into another, more dream-like world: The Red Room of Twin Peaks. The lounge hosts a night inspired by the ’90s/2017 cult series, with a riveting, all-femme bill of bands providing a sonic soundscape to transport you directly to whichever lodge you wish to visit. Twin Peaks decor and refreshments will be hand, and the audience is encouraged to come in attire inspired by the show’s singular characters.* JULEE CRUISE DIRECTOR is a supergroup covering the original Twin Peaks soundtrack.
JCD’s all-star lineup includes****: Noell Dorsey (Julee Cruise-inspired vocals) of MAJOR STARS, ex-GUILLERMO SEXO
Allison Burik (sax) & Magdalena Abrego (guitar) Berklee alums, of avant-jazz UMBRELLA PINE**
Emily Arkin (mellotron) of SHEPHERDESS, ex-The Operators***
Laura Cromwell (drummer) of BI-TYRANT, THE DOT WIGGIN BAND, and reunion drummer for the legendary outsider/utter genius band THE SHAGGS
DJ HEATHER D. is the host of WMBR’s “Backpacks and Magazines” show, Saturdays 8-9pm on 88.1FM Cambridge. Expect a Post-Punk/Cold Wave/Goth/Electro wash of music across the night’s proceedings.
PAIGE CHAPLIN is an indie-folk singer/guitarist “best enjoyed in the dark, near midnight, with a glass of Tasmanian whiskey.”
THE MYSTERY may manifest but can never be solved. Eternity without limits. “Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song... and there's always music in the air.”
Consult your log now, and enter this fantastic world February 1st at ONCE Lounge.
Flyer by Emily Arkin
Matthew 18:1 At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, "Who gets the highest rank in God's kingdom?"
Matthew 18:2 For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room,
Matthew 18:3 and said, "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in.
Matthew 18:4 Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom.
Matthew 18:5 What's more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it's the same as receiving me.
Mark 10:13 The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them.
Mark 10:14 The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: "Don't push these children away. Don't ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom.
Mark 10:15 Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the _simplicity of a child_, you'll never get in." #TheMystery#HCFSAbj#heritagechildrenfashionshow#hustlersquare#jagabanofig
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava—also known as Guru Rinpoche—founder of Tibetan Buddhism, who visited in the 8th century.
The lake is considered to be carrying religious significance both in Buddhist and Sikhs religions. The surprising fact about this sanctified lake is that even in extreme winters, a part of this lake never freezes. Legends have it that the region was once parched, and the lake remained frozen all year. If you visit the lake now, even in winters, you will find a tiny spot that stays unfrozen! As for its mystery, the locals believe that Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava, also a renowned tantric, touched the very spot and blessed it to remain unfrozen to make life easy for the people around. The Lake (source of the mighty Teesta River) also carries curing properties and offers the amazing view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga.
The high altitude lake is located 190 kilometres away from Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, and about 5 kilometres south of the Tibetan (Chinese) border, in the district of North Sikkim.
#source & image : wikipedia
*a follow up on this reading.( please see original reading below). I must admit to having already heard the name "Rachel" in connection with the mystery, but l had not idea of who she was and paid little mind to it at the time. I never cared to know to be honest and even now it gives me no pleasure to know or not to know. This is not in anyway to shame anyone or expose anyone or defame anyone. Nor is this to encourage gossip. It's an exploration of truth through time. After l did my reading l did a little more research on the name Rachel that was rumoured to be "Becky". One psychic who l follow and appreciate for her spiritual dicearnment and psychic ability is (traceybrownlive). I found a reading she did four years ago that was a reflection of my own recent Becky reading. Please see her Youtube channel for more. ✨🌟☀️🌞Let me also say while l am here that knowing the truth about something does not give any human being the power to condemn another. All human beings suffer from being misguided and making the wrong choices. Simply knowing better does not give you the right to presume that you are more superior in any way to others or to speak out with hate. Beyonce is a human being as is the Rachel concerned. Both have made errors in their judgement. When l thought about the situation the question came to me as to why did Beyonce manage to forgive her husband but never Becky ? Many women do this. They blame only the women and try to overcome their anger and hate towards only those they love. Becky was wrong and she knows this now, but as was Jay Z. Many wrong decisions and many hearts can get hurt by such wrong decisions. We need to make better decisions without selfishness & ego. We need to learn to see without being blinded by strong emotions for someone. After this l will put this truth to bed. It is in the past and in the past it will stay. #Beyonce#Becky#Themystery#PsychicTarot#Psychic#Mystic#Seer#TheTruth#JayZ#JayZandBeyonce#Relationship#AngelOracle#CatharTarot#TarotReading
??:We want you to suffer the way Logan did.
J:Do it you won’t your scared.
A:Jake what the fuck are you doing.
J:Anthony I lost my brother my mum and dad called me a disappointment,my life is not worth living.
A:Don’t you dare say that you have me,Erika,Sunny,Tessa and chance.
All I could think about is Erika and about Anthony and I getting out of here.
So it’s been 2 days since Anthony and Jake got kidnapped and we still can’t find anything.
E:Let’s go to the police they actually might help with this.
C:Good idea *At the police station*
Sheriff Jones :What can I do for you.
E:So two days ago Jake and Anthony got kidnapped .
Sheriff Jones :Nobody told us this.
E:Well we where panicking and wanted to do it ourselves.
Sheriff Jones :Well did you find anything out
S:We went and knocked on people’s doors and asked if they seen anything suspicious,when we got to a mans door he wasn’t really giving us eye contact and he slammed the door in our faces.
Sheriff:Let’s go and check it out.
We arrived at that place again sheriff knocked on the door and nobody answered.
I heard loud banging coming from upstairs and then a man came up to me and looked into my eyes and stabbed me.
J:Fuck *screaming in pain*
A:What the fuck.
?:You want one aswell
A:No so shut up and be quiet
I heard screaming coming from downstairs i think it’s Jake I kicked down the door and start to find my way to Jake and Anthony.
A:Someone is coming
A:How did you find us?
Sheriff Jones:Sunny,Erika,Tessa and chance.
Sheriff and I where holding on to Jake until one of the masked men came and pointed the gun at sheriffs Jones and said. ?:Sit down and shut up
What will happen next
80 comments ?¿ #jerika#fanfiction#themystery
Peace or Pressure?
When you find yourself feeling the pressures that you have opted for, you are shutting out the potential for peace and allowing your ego to tyrannies your higher self.
It does so with sentences like: “You must prove yourself by not only doing it better than everyone else but also doing it faster and without flaws. Give yourself a multitude of deadlines. Remain dedicated to those pressures no matter the cost. The closer the deadline gets, the more anxiety you should feel. This is good. It will keep your attention where it belongs - on your physical accomplishments and your specialness and separateness rather than on that silly notion of feeling serenity. Serenity is for losers”. The ego is masterful at convincing you of your need to work faster-that is, if you believe that time is money and that money is everything.
When I got the note I had a feeling this was a message from
E:What is that
J:It’s a note saying your next.
E:What the heck we have to take it to the police.
J:Erika they will do nothing about the letter they haven’t done anything about trying to find out who killed Logan so it’s useless.*crying*
E:Jake it’s going to be alright *hugs him*
J:I need to call the rest of the group over *30 minutes later*
J:So I got a letter saying your next and I could be from Logan’s killer,So I need everyone to help me please.
J:So we need to look inside the house and see if we find anything.
J:So we will spilt up Sunny and Tessa will go together,Chance and Anthony and Erika and I.
E:Where should we start.
J:You and I can start in Logan’s bedroom.
I was walking upstairs and when I walked into Logan’s room there was dust but all the photos of him and I where there and all the memories we shared.
J:I don’t think I can do this Erika
E:Jake you have me right by your side.
We where searching in there forever and I couldn’t find anything and then as soon as we where about to leave his bedroom I came across a small box and I took it downstairs.
E:What did you find
I opened the box and inside was a note with a really nice ring saying “Will you marry me -LP.Then all of a sudden I heard a loud noise.
T:What was that.
J:I don’t know but everyone let’s go into my bedroom and lock the door.
As soon as I said that any other loud noise was there I went down stairs with Anthony and there were two people standing outside my house with masks on and guns in there hands.
What’s going to happen
J:Wait she likes me.
After seeing Alex and Jake making out made me pissed off even if we aren’t together I still like him but it doesn’t matter now.
I’m trying to find Erika but I can’t.
J:Tessa have you seen Erika
T:She went outside
I found Erika outside with Sunny.
J:Erika I like you a lot I only made out with Alex because I never thought you would never like me.
E:You like me *smiles*
J:Yes I do your gorgeous,funny,smart and have such a great heart.
S:Aww how cute.
J:*goes to Erika*
E:What are you doing.
When Jake kissed me i kissed back omg his lips where so soft.We made out for a few minutes and sunny was looking away awkwardly.
J:Want to come back to mine and watch a movie and have snacks.
When we got back I got some popcorn and other food out and we watched birdbox.Erika was cuddled up into my chest dam is amazing.
J:Your perfect *smiles*
After Jake said that my heart just melted.
I heard a knock at the door and there was a note and it said Your next.
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What happens next.
42 11211:09 PM Jan 4, 2019
Jakes intro-Hey my name is Jake Paul I’m 18 years old and I’m in grade 12 I live in Cleveland Ohio.I am really popular at school and I have crush on this girl named Erika Costell but we are really good friends.I have an older brother called Logan but last week he was murdered.After this my mum and Dad became alcoholics and they decided to leave because I was a disappointment to our family.
Erika’s intro-Hey my name is Erika I’m 18 years old I live in Cleveland Ohio and in in 12th grade. I have 3 siblings Moe,Jc and Dani and I love them dearly.I also have a huge crush on Jake Paul but right now he is mourning the loss of Logan and we are good friends so I just need to support him. *At lunch*
J:Can you come over to mine tonight if your not busy.
E:Sure thing anything you need
J:Thanks *smiles* *later that night*
J:Hey rik *smiles*
E:Hey Jakey *hugs him*
J:what do you want to do
E:Do you want to watch to all the boys I have loved before.
It’s half way through the movie and Erika is asleep so I decide to carry her up to my room and she wakes up.
E:Jake what are you doing.
J:Here have my bed and get some rest.
E:Can you stay please
J:Sure I’ll just go and get changed
Jake comes out of the bathroom with long pants on and no shirt and dam he looks hot.
I look at Erika and smiled
J:Thankyou for a good night.
E:No worries anytime *leans in
What will happen next ?? #jerikafanfiction#themystery#followforfollowback
15 1317:03 AM Jan 3, 2019
It’s the 1st December...the Christmas season has officially started! Check out ”The Mystery (Behold)” from @htbbchurch worship team. Follow the link in our profile for the full acoustic video! #TheMystery