Unlike the highly acclaimed new Joker movie, The King’s Speech depicts the struggle from childhood trauma up into the noble realms of bravery, compassion and liberation. (With 12 Oscar nominations, it is among the most nominated films of all time.) Decadent Gotham City and megalomanic Nazi Germany rise up darkly as universal threats to the shattered child, as does the wanton destruction of our biosphere and essential moral integrity today.
As a victim of deep childhood trauma that has taken decades for me to transcend, I find it tremendously compelling and inspiring. How many of us can indeed be born again like a phoenix from the ashes of our past?
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sunshine, beauty and friends!
when the Italians get dancing!
the Canadian Ice Cream Inspector hard at work!
what we happened to get as the last available hotel room in the whole area – the one guarded by ancient asian angels!
the romantic Spitz Villa in Traunkirchen
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Tagged Austria, fun, happiness, Italy, joy, life, Spitz Villa, togetherness, Traun Lake, wedding
New photovoltaic sun energy system:
and, new larch steps to the creek:
(Going up fast – looks like it’ll get above 2000 watts electricity production this morning! ⚡️Ω)
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Tagged Ed Saugstad, home improvement, homestead upgrades, Vienna Woods
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all things green sprout suddenly after the last winter rain, here on the threshold to Narnia …
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“Happy New Year!”
(meditate to regenerate)
Like millions of dew drops, each perfectly reflecting the morning sun, may every cell inside me naturally reflect the Heart of God.
I will no longer be divided from Her by my two arbitrary balloons of ego and conditionings.
Her promise to me is healing equilibrium and eternal Union.
Unconditionally do I accept my destiny divine.
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Everything we’ve generally accepted about human beings is quickly changing. As soon as we discover that we are much larger and more precious than our familiar shells, all the Game rules change. Our limited perception is expanding out into beautiful reality. This is what it’s all been leading up to.
More about the mysterious, enlightening ‘cool breeze’ appearing in our modern culture, and forgiveness that enables ‘thoughtless awareness’:
“Wishing you and yours a great, memorable Christmas time!”
lots of love, Ed
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