Smudging 101

http://the-numinous.com/smudging-101/

“Our homes, objects and bodies do not consist of purely physical matter; they also vibrate with subtle, invisible energy. Cleansing a space or our bodies with techniques such as smudging clears away all the emotional and psychic “garbage” that may have gathered, perhaps over hundreds of years. It’s like spiritual spring-cleaning…

Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and put you back into a state of balance, peace and harmony.  It is the psychic equivalent of washing your hands before eating… [W]hen burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.”

If Planets Were as Close as the Moon…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2345679/Photographer-Ron-Miller-creates-incredible-pictures-look-like-planets-closer.html

“An astronomical artist has created eye-opening illustrations imagining what the night sky would look like if the moon was replaced by the other planets in the solar system.

Ron Miller, a former art director for NASA, used digital trickery to superimpose scale drawings of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune over the same landscape, highlighting the sheer size of the planets.

The incredible drawings imagine each planet to be 233,812 miles from Earth – the same distance at which the moon orbits…

The diameter of Jupiter is 40 times that of the moon and it would dominate the night sky if it were in the same position.”