There is a number of sayings that equate the formation of diamonds within the litospheric mantle of the Earth to our resilience in the face of hardships and adversity (“pressure makes diamonds”, and countless variations on the same theme).
Diamonds are, in many ways, unique and impressive. Diamond is the hardest known material, with the highest melting point, the highest refractive index (an indicator of brilliance), the most dense atomical configuration. The word “diamond” itself comes from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας [adámas], which translates to “unbreakable”.
There is dreaming, and then there is lucid dreaming.
The difference between the former and the latter lies in the amount of control the dreamer is able to exert over the narrative and environment that is being experienced. In short, it’s all about presence and awareness.
The same reasoning could very much apply to Neptune, the elusive, oceanic lord of all that is sublime, dreamlike and transcendent, and to his retrograde cycles.
Humans didn’t invent recycling. We are learning it from Nature herself.
Ecosystems are capable of complete recycling, meaning that waste material is reconstituted indefinitely; this process is known as “nutrient cycle“, a definition that describes the way nutrients continuously cycle through the ecosystem, moving into living organisms and being subsequently recycled back into the physical environment.
Everything that exists in its natural state is bound to endlessly converge, diverge and transform, shapeshifting, flowing through living things, being incorporated again and again into different biological forms.
“In physics, a state of matter is one of the distinct forms in which matter can exist. Four states of matter are observable in everyday life: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Many other states are known to exist only in extreme situations, such as Bose–Einstein condensates, neutron-degenerate matter, and quark-gluon plasma, which only occur in situations of extreme cold, extreme density, and extremely high-energy color-charged matter respectively. Some other states are believed to be possible but remain theoretical for now. […] The state or phase of a given set of matter can change depending on pressure and temperature conditions, transitioning to other phases as these conditions change to favor their existence. ” [Source: Wikipedia]
There is perhaps no better time of the year than this to reflect on the bond between seen and unseen, earthly and supernatural, sacred and mundane. We’re in the midst of Scorpio season, approaching the pinnacle of intersection between life and death known as Samhain, when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest, and the barrier between dimensions is easier to penetrate.
Those who are inclined towards the metaphysical (and, if you’re browsing this site, you’re likely to fit into this category) are well aware of the fact that these two dimensions of existence – the tangible and the intangible – are entwined, bound, feeding into each other. Most of us cultivate this awareness, answering to a primal need to re-connect with the Source from where it all began. We seek for a higher guidance, strength and inspiration from the otherside through divination, witchcraft, magick, and – to some extrent – astrology. We feel rooted in that subtle realm of energy, much as the outer events we experience in our “physical” reality are rooted in invisible movements of energy as well.