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March Equinox – What a History

Friday was March Equinox, Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. A time to celebrate new beginnings and all will be quiet here at Grosser Karlsteine, Charlemagne’s Stones, in Osnabruck. But on Winter Solstice and Summer Equinox orbs of light are said to hover over the stones to a background of tortured screaming, while stains appear on them that are impossible to explain away.

Charlemagne's Stones

Charlemagne’s Stones

The haunted stones of “Karlsteine im Hone”, a former pagan temple and burial area. A megalithic chambered tomb built sometime between 3,500 and 2,800 BC, the alleged phenomenon is said to be a result of pagan priests being killed, and their graves desecrated, by Charlemagne.

There is a legend that he broke the site’s largest altar stone with just one blow, to prove Christian beliefs were stronger than paganism.

The population of this region, as many others during Charlemagne’s reign, converted to Christianity – the alternative being death.

Charlemagne, Charles the Great, was later crowned western Europe’s first Emperor in three centuries by Pope Leo III in 800 AD, and his remains lie in Aachen cathedral, the oldest cathedral in northern Europe.

Photo of Karlsteine im Hone (Karl’s Stones), Osnabrueck, Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, via strassedermegalithkultur.de – The Route of Megalithic Culture. Strasse der Megalithkultur, a 310 kilometer – 193 mile journey of discovery through Megalithic era sites.

Original Source: German Culture

Defining Happiness – Looking Out Or Looking In?

Some believe that the term “Happy” refers to a state of Joy or Euphoria.  I think that it is better suited to describe that state of “Normalcy” which we experience when we are simply pleased with our own existence.  Or maybe it is simply that my team just scored a goal.

This is how I feel when my team scores a goal.  It has nothing to do with anything with being in a state of happiness.  But contentment is also suggested here, too.

This is how I feel when my team scores a goal. It has nothing to do with anything about being in a state of happiness. Or it could!  Contentment is also suggested here, too.

It is keeping in mind that we are happy with ourselves, in other words.  This does not suggest that a Happy person has no more wants or needs – no dreams of a better whatchamcallit or a release from a painful ache that has been nagging you for years – this is again accepting the current state of existence which we can carry with us through the whole day, and even sometimes share it with another person.

Are you Anxious?  Nervous?  Curious?

Longing?  Loving?  Living?

Angry?  Jealous?

Those are all things which YOU have elected to experience.  (Your definition of “Living” might actually be your personal estimate of your own happiness, in fact.)  These are things we see when we are “Looking In” and not actually feeling sensations and having physical reactions from the outside or “Real” world.

Are you “Looking Out?”  Does that mean you are afraid?  Is someone coming after you?  Is this in your head or is it a form of paranoia?  I believe “Looking Out” means you are standing securely on your own two feet and feeling so strong in your state of being that you can begin to “Share” that state of mind and give it to somebody else who needs it.  “I’m Looking Out for YOU.”  I am looking out for something to eat for dinner.  I am looking out for an opportunity.  I am “Looking Out” so that I don’t do that again!!  “I’m “Looking Out” for Germany because they are going to be tough!”

And so on.  Pretty Simple.  Just Being Happy.

Make It A Good Day – It is YOUR CHOICE