My weekend

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My weekend  was so different somehow haha! Like normally when I am alone at home I’d spent lots of time inside doing nothing… especially when it’s 30 + °C outside – pretty reasonable, huh? But this time I did a lot of stuff..

On friday evening I went to Lottes (ex-) place to help her renovate a bit. This is where I spotted the beautiful flowers btw *_* Also, isn’t the quality astonishing for an iPhone 4?

When we finally finished we went back to mine, we had the place to ourselves, made a delicious veggie lasagne with cheeeeese (vegan ofc) and then watched “How to be single”. I watched it with Anna before and it was so hilariously funny I watched it again with Lotte.

On saturday I thought I could finally take a look at a climbing centre in Leipzig… I went climbing every other day in Bristol and haven’t used my gear ever since. Anyway, every circumstance spoke against going on that day, it was frickin hot outside, it was getting late, I could have gone the next day, I had no-one to go with, I would have had to cycle for 30 min. BUT I just couldn’t stand that feeling of “doing nothing and feeling bad about it” anymore, so I JUST WENT. On my own, and yeah, it was fun! I bouldered a bit, inspected the centre (which is amazing) got 3 decent blisters and went back after like 40 minutes 😀

Later Lotti and I wanted to meet up for a picnic in the park where a free open air classical music festival took place, but when I arrived it started to POUR, I was completely soaked after 3 seconds, no kidding!!! But it was warm and utterly energizing, such a good feeling!! Drenched like after a good shower I cycled back home and had my sushi without company haha, but the little trip was worth it anyway!

My hands, or rather the open blisters, hurt so much but thats part of the deal. They’ll heal quickly. Today I cleaned my room, got rid of unused stuff, sorted my wardrobe and then cooked dinner for my family – wedges with a stir fry (pak choi, broccoli, mushrooms, onion, soy sauce)  and guacamole *_* They loved it and so did I, now we are gonna enjoy a quite and cozy evening with reading and cuddling.

 

 

New Moon – New Energies

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Tonight is the night of the indian and nepalese festival “Shivaratri” which is celebrated in reverence of the God Shiva. It takes place with the new moon arising this night! Shiva is a male good in hinduism and is known as “the destroyer” and “the transformer”. He destroys the universe at the end of a cycle (every 2,160,000,000 years) in order to make room for new creation. At the moment we are in the Kali Yuga year, which is the fourth part of the present cycle. Interestingly Shivas wife is called Kali and Hindus celebrate their wedding on Shivaratri. Bear with me if that is too superficial, I do not know a lot about Hindu gods and goddesses  (yet) 🙂

Anyway, it is told that the Shiva energy can remove old burdens and negative energies from those who let it happen. This is why I decided to dedicate this day and night to the god Shiva and be part of the most powerful night and the Hindu celebration of Sivaratri. This means I fast the whole day&night, stay awake, meditate and concentrate on the flow of energy. I definitely feel that I have a lot of burdens that I want to get rid of and today was a bit challenging for me emotionally. But what shows up can be removed so yeah I’m grateful 🙂

Certainly, as it doesn’t result out of a religious tradition for me, it’s kinda new and difficult. Also I did water-fasting before but for general cleansing reasons, this time it’s harder and yes, I am hungry by now but it’s still alright (22,5 h no eating). But I know this is a normal pysical reaction, wich isn’t bad or anything, a body can do without food for much longer than a day 🙂 Still, excited for breakfast haha!