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13 August, 2015

He Said, I Said

A Narcissist, not to be confused with ego centrist. The term Narcissism originated from Greek Mythology, where young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water.  It is also considered a social/cultural problem.  And one of the three dark triadic personality traits (the others being psychopathy and Machiavellianism). There are numerous forms of abuse, and many have wonderful medical terminologies that the majority of us cannot even get our tongues around...


30 July, 2015

Blue Moon

Blue Moon   31 July 2015 sees a ‘’Blue Moon’’ in Aquarius. And it is a Friday to boot!  For the fun of it – if we reverse the number 31 we come to 13 – so it can only be a super Friday event. The Blue Moon brings with it opportunities and great potential.  A time to ask for that which you feel you are lacking and believing that you will receive, but it is also a time...


23 July, 2015

Right or Wrong? What Will You Choose?

I have well and truly been put on the spot!  And this is not the usual blog post from Aneis de Vida, but one that I feel needs to be read and perhaps inspire others to stand in the light instead of hiding behind the bush. Perhaps I should also mention that as a person, I have never shied away from what I believe in nor have I ever neglected to stand up for what I...


10 July, 2015

In the Dead of the Night

In the Dead of the Night Waking to the sound of restless dogs and eventually the one opening the bedroom door, my getting up and following without much thought.  Just thinking of going to see why the monkeys are up so early because of the strange noises that I am hearing. Coming down the stairs to a window that is wide open and my first thought being ‘’how did the cat manage that and where in heavens...


6 July, 2015

Do You Think it is as easy as Black and White?

I was asked today, "Why didn't she just leave?  Run for help?" A policeman the other day asked me to ask a child to contact the police to ask them to help her get away from her abuser. He seemed so surprised when I told him she doesn't know she needs help! Domestic violence, child abuse - these are complicated circumstances.  Many people think it's the physical violence that's the worst - but it isn't. It's the...


2 July, 2015

Encountering the Sacred

Encountering the Sacred   Written in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman:   I experienced the sacred today in the form of a battered up cat that I found under a truck as I was driving out of the car park at work.  He was finished, lying in his own urine, emaciated, and covered with flies and ants, maggots on his face. But he was still breathing. I knew that this was my task, to love him for the last hours...


25 June, 2015

ABUSE

Abuse It disgusts me to my very core.  No matter whether taken out on human or animal, physical or verbal, abuse is disturbing, violating and barbaric. Have we as humans truly evolved I question myself?  In each and every person walking this planet is a trigger mechanism that can cause a violent reaction.  It is just to know what the trigger point is.  I find it extremely interesting that we have come up with these wonderful excuses...


18 June, 2015

Poaching or Harvesting?

Poaching or Harvesting? For many the terminology brings forth images of rhino and elephants having their horns and tusks hacked off, and yes a despicable industry of note. Do you also know of the poaching of human parts taking place in this world?  Both the acts against humans and animals is completely detestable and are very closely linked with syndicates across the globe. However it is not only that these two are linked but it goes deeper it...


9 June, 2015

The Creator

The Creator Desond Tutu said we all worship the same creator. I tend to agree with the man.  If for one moment everyone can just take a deep breath before uttering some form of denial - and here I am referring to those of you who hold with one specific religious belief system be that Christianity, Islam, Hindu, Judaism etc. I have on a few occasions said that at the end of the day we all originate from...


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5 June, 2015

The Molecule of the Subconscious

The Molecule of the Subconscious What is being referred to here?  A feeling of ‘’knowing’’ before knowing.  Sounding strange?  It is actually not so strange at all.  Here is an example, you are in the process of doing something – does not matter whether on a personal level or a professional one.  And you have this feeling and perhaps even a word or two that jump into your head saying no it’s somehow not true,...