Friday, 5 February 2016

Be the change...

This is for my sister, Martinha. ♥

I am sure we all have heard of that saying "Be the change you want to see in the world." And I thought I always knew what that meant, well I didn't. It wasn't until the last few months, that I have realized what that truly meant. And it was my closest sister, that showed me this road. Its that same cliché story, all over again. I am sad, and miserable (again) and she was the light that gave me strength through hard times. She never sugar coated anything for me, and she never made anything easy either. What she did, was beyond help, beyond words. She showed me who she was, and she didn't have to say a word about it.  She inspired me by being the most amazing person I know, she shines her light wherever she goes, and I love her so much for it. There is a quote that I absolutely love that goes ". And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (I have the full quote here)  And this is what this amazing, beautiful, strong, talented and most importantly kind girl, has done for me.  She showed me there was no need to hate life so much, and here was no need to let people use you either. "Be kind, but don't be a fool, " she said.  She finally put a rest in my mind, that you can't demand change, you must inspire it.  She showed me you should not judge your friend, or tell them what to do or what not to do. How it's okay to be fragile, but strong. She is like a badass porcelain doll. But, glass can't break her. Nothing can. By inspiring me to be kinder to others, I have become kinder to myself, doing so I am able to create my own light. Now I can let my light shine, I inspire others too. In the end, isn't that what life should be like? Once, a kind blind man told me "I help you today. Tomorrow you will help the next person and you tell them the same as I will tell you. When you can, and someone asks for help, you help them. And you tell them the exact same thing. You see? It's a chain it becomes, a chain of love and kindness."  I will take a bit further then that, and tell you not to wait for the wise and the kind old guy. Just help people, whenever you can.

Don't get me wrong puppets, life is hard for me too. Its dark most of the time, it's like when you are a 5 year old child lost in a dark, massive maze. That's what life is most of the time. Isn't it lovely though when someone breaks that darkness just a little? Just a tiny little bit. Someone makes you smile. You go back to your maze, but you did smile. The world is filled with those people puppets, stop looking for kinder people and become a kinder person. That way you will inspire others to do the same, and maybe one day we will all liberate each others lightness. We will all shine.

Paranoid Puppet

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


This is for my female readers.

It doesn't make any sense, it makes no sense at all, that this exists. And I should probably explain what girl on girl hate is, but I am sure if you are a girl or woman you have experienced this already. It is the simple fact that we cannot seem to be happy for each other. Girls/women/female population have suffered enough pain and struggle throughout history, and now we are going to turn on each other? Why? WHY?   We girls need to show love and support each other. WE ALL GO THROUGH THE SAME CRAP, wouldn't it be so much easier if we helped each other instead of bashing and competing with each other? Why can't we support and be happy for others success? It's always like this. For example, think of this scenario: X girl gets an amazing job, and she also starts dating this new fantastic guy and she is also intelligent and beautiful. Automatically Y friend is already finding something wrong with her and finding reasons she isn't as nice as people think, or some other reason to put her down. WHAT? NO. 

We have to stop treating other women like this. It's not a competition, you will get nowhere by judging and being rude to other women. We already have a massive amount of pressure on how we should act, speak and mostly look by society. I have read once that a woman sees about 100 advertisements in an hour walking around a city center, about how she should look like.  Why should we empower this kind of thing by being mean to each other? I also would like to point out that no one is better than one another. And no, it's not because a lot of girls have stereotype each other that we should let that sink in and accept it. I have seen so many photos on Tumblr before saying "I am the rock n roll girl and she is the cute-loving-pink girl so we must hate her" THAT'S SO WRONG.  Girls, we can't bash each other to uplift the other. It's like when you are a curvy girl saying "Men don't like bones, you are not a real woman if you don't have curves." That is NOT body positive, so lets stop that! We all beautiful, no matter what size and shape, lets top trying to make someone else feel bad because we want to feel good about ourselves!!
Image result for we are all beautiful tumblrYou know what? At the minute you think about putting someone down,  try, just try once, and yes, this is going to be cliché, but try to say something that will make that person smile. Congratulate them for what they have. Be inspired by those who have achieved what you would like to achieve. When you start to be kind to people, you are not only doing good for yourself, but also to another person. And  believe me, it feels so much better to be kind to others than to be mean to them. When you start to become sincerely kinder to others, you will also start to be kinder to yourself. And who doesn't want that?? If you are really jealous of someone, you should work that jealousy around and start working on what you can do to achieve your goals. And hell, when you are friends with good successful people  they might just even give you a hand to help you get there.  We girls can achieve so much in this life, but wouldn't it be great if instead of competing with each other we all supported each other get there??

It would be hypocritical of me if I said I never felt jealous or felt like competing with a girl before. That isn't true. I think in the conditions all girls have been brought up in this world, no matter where you are from, girl on girl hate happens all the time, everywhere. So, let's change that. Next time you see a beautiful girl, who happens to be all you want to be, don't be jealous of her. Go say 'Hi' to her, and tell her you think she is awesome! And guess what? You are awesome too!

We are better than this girl on girl hate non sense!  Spread some love, and we will eventually end this, so when you have kids, or a niece, or any girl you care about, you won't even have to explain this to them.

(This post is about girl on girl hate, but remember it's not just girls, because even though this post is for girls it goes beyond that. You shouldn't be hating and being jealous of anybody. Spread some love.)

Paranoid Puppet

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

More phrases ♥

If you are not willing to look stupid, nothing great will ever happen to you.

You are the universe experiencing itself.

Alan Watts

All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.
— A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.
— Jaime Lyn Beatty

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” -rosalia de castro

Chakra Info (Found on Tumblr)

Chakra Info

Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
  • Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
  • Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.
  • Location: behind the sacrum bone (here is where the kundalini resides)
  • Color: red
  • Musical note: C
  • Function: vitality to the physical body (life force)
  • Gemstones and Crystals: Smoky quartz, garnet, alexandrite, ruby, agate, bloodstone, onyx, tiger’s eye, rose quartz, hematite (magnet)
  • Physical body affects: adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, bones
  • Aspects: survival instincts, good self-image, and our ability to ground ourselves in the physical world, material success, stability, individuality, courage and patience; main aspect is innocence, this innocence gives us dignity, balance, a tremendous sense of direction and purpose in life.
  • Blockages: paranoia, insecurity, and a feeling of being out of touch with gravity
  • Too Open: dishonest, bullying, hyperactive, defensiveness
  • Essential oils: (those coming from the root or trunk): juniper, frankincense, sandalwood, cedar wood, vetiver, tea tree, rosewood
Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
  • Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
  • Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality.
  • Color: red-orange
  • Musical note: D
  • Function: birth, assimilation of food, sexuality
  • Physical body affects: ovaries, testicles, prostate, genitals, spleen, womb, bladder.
  • Attributes: relates to our sexual and reproductive capacity, vitality and sexuality, emotions, desires, pleasure, change, health, family, tolerance, surrender
  • Gemstones and Crystals: Amber, citrine, topaz, aventurinemoonstone, jasper
  • Blockages: emotional problems, sexual guilt, lust and base emotions, when this center is drained of energy (out of balance) it allows diseases like diabetes or blood cancer to occur.
  • Too Open: Sexual addictive, manipulative and excessive behavior
  • Essential Oils: (those that come from seeds): spices and herbs such as cumin, fennel, coriander, sage, clary sage, marjoram
Solar Plexus Chakra - Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
  • Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
  • Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem.
  • Color: yellow
  • Musical note: E
  • Physical Body Affects: pancreas, adrenals, stomach, liver, gallbladder, nervous system, muscles
  • Gemstones and Crystals: Yellow Citrine, apatite, calcite, kunzite, rose quartz, iron pyrites, topaz, malachite
  • Attributes: give us our sense of personal power (will power); destiny, autonomy, determination, assertion, personal power, purpose and sight, self-control, humor, laughter; keeping this center in balance helps you to get rid of habits of laziness, gross attachments, and anything that enslaves us.
  • Blockages: sense of victimization, inability to manifest, over emotional and attached love, afraid of being alone
  • Too Open: judgmental, workaholic, lack of humor, anger, addictive behavior
  • Essential Oils: (those coming from fruits): orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, lavender, chamomile
Heart Chakra - Our ability to love.
  • Location: Center of chest just above heart.
  • Emotional issues: Love, joy, inner peace.
  • Color: Bright Green
  • Musical note: F
  • Physical body affects: heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs
  • Gemstones and Crystals: Emerald, Green Calcite, Amber, Azurite, Chrysoberyl, jade, rose and watermelon tourmalines
  • Attributes: ability to express love for self and others, compassion and intuitiveness, unconditional love, balance, acceptance, contentment, oneness with life; when in balance all our worries, doubts, and fears are destroyed
  • Blockages: immune system or heart problems, lack of compassion, suppression of love emotions towards others and even self, or if felt, only for a short time before it is withdrawn; fear and rage, feeling stuck and afraid to let new things manifest; feeling unworthy, self-pitying and fearing rejection
  • Too Open: an over stimulated heart chakra can result in a ‘bleeding heart’ and possessiveness.
  • Essential Oils: (those that come from leaves) peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, pettigrain, lavender
Throat Chakra - Our ability to communicate.
  • Location: Throat.
  • Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings, the truth.
  • Color: sky blue
  • Musical note: D
  • Physical Body Affects: thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, throat, mouth
  • Gemstones and Crystals: Lapis, Lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, sapphire
  • Attributes: directly tied to creativity, communication, sound, logic and reason, truth, gentleness, kindness, reliability. When balance the heart is then aligned with what is in your head
  • Blockages: laryngitis or sore throats, creative blocks or general problems communicating with others; rigidity, prejudice, and an inability to accept other people’s views
  • Too Open: Over-talkative, arrogant, self-righteous
  • Essential Oils: geranium, frankincense, cypress, tea tree, and lavender
Third Eye Chakra - Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
  • Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
  • Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions.
  • Color: Indigo (deep purple)
  • Musical note: A
  • Physical Body Affects: pituitary gland, pineal gland, left eye, nose, ears
  • Gemstones: amethyst, purple Apatite, Azurite, Calcite, pearl, sapphire, blue and white flourite
  • Attributes: seat of intuition, awareness, and inner wisdom, clairvoyance, imagination, ability to perceive truth in the world, analyze, think, and reason; peace of mind, forgiveness
  • Blockages: can manifest as sinus and eye problems, wish to control others, egotistical
  • Too open: Impatience and authoritarian
  • Essential oils: lavender, vanilla, chamomile, neroli, ylang ylang (alcohol and tobacco will impair this chakra)
Crown Chakra - The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
  • Location: The very top of the head.
  • Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.
  • Color: White
  • Musical note: B
  • Physical Body Affects: vitalizes the upper brain (cerebrum)
  • Gemstones: diamond, white tourmaline, white jade, snowy quartz, and Celestite
  • Attributes: highest spiritual consciousness, personal expression, connection to the source of love, to God, divine wisdom and understanding, gives us direct and absolute perception of reality on our central nervous system.
  • Blockages: can manifest as emotional problems, feelings of alienation and condemnation
  • Too open: psychotic or manic depressive, frustrated.
  • Essential Oils: rose, jasmine

I stopped telling myself that I am lost. I’m not. I’m on a journey, driven by the hope that one day I will find a place where I can rest and be me.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

Sagittarius: It’s okay that you can’t seem to find your home, and that your skin still feels like a jail cell. You’ve been fighting demons for so long that you don’t know what peace really feels like, and I am so proud of you and everything you’ve done. It will be okay, my love, you are truly a hero.

I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon my strength.

 ~ I don't know who wrote these different quotes. They were all randomly found online. If you know any author of those, please let me know and I will credit them! ~

- Jack Kornfield, Meditation for Beginners.

How to Cultivate a Daily Meditation Practice
‘One of the most important aspects of meditation is to cultivate a daily practice. If you do this, the first thing you will notice is that on Monday you might be able to be with your breath very well, but on Tuesday it will be a struggle, and on Wednesday it will be even worse than that. Then on Thursday it might be better again, but on Friday it could be completely frustrating.
It is important not to judge your meditations. Your job is to sit on the cushion or on the chair and to accept and relate to whatever happens, which will always be solely a reflection of whatever state your mind and body are in at that moment. Even if you are frantic at the end of the day and you can sit and watch three breaths in the twenty minutes and the rest is thinking, do it anyway. Try not to have expectations. Just commit to practicing it as an exercise, and do not get discouraged by whatever happened. Remember that meditation practice is very much like learning how to play the piano. At first it amounts to little more than getting your fingers to work a series of exercises. Later, you may be able to forget about the exercise and hear the music behind it. We have all spent probably a hundred million moments of wandering mind in our lives already, so to try to change the wandering mental habit overnight is not very likely. Meditation works, but it takes perseverance and a gentle training of yourself.
Here are some suggestions to help you establish a daily meditation routine:
  • Choose a time of day that works for you, and then try to meditate around that time every day
  • Accommodate your personal style. If you are a morning person, you may want to meditate shortly after rising. Others find it easier to sit in the afternoon, or in the evening.
  • Find a quiet corner where you can practice every day. It can be anywhere, as long as you remain relatively undisturbed during your meditation session. Use a chair, a cushion, or any other support that best helps you maintain your meditative posture and awareness.
  • Sit for fifteen minutes, half an hour, or longer each day. Even just five minutes a day will be beneficial, as long as you make the simple commitment during that time to feel your breath, and bring awareness to your physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings.
  • You may find it helpful to place inspiring objects in your mediation space: an image, some incense, or possibly a book. You might want to read a short passage from a book before meditating. Many meditators light a candle to symbolize the illumination that is the gift of awareness.
  • Seek out a meditation group. These can be found through churches, Buddhist or Hindu groups, and various secular organizations. Joining a group does not commit you to becoming a follower of any particular teaching; it simply surrounds your practice with the support of other meditators.
  • Remember that meditation is not an accomplishment, but a lifelong practice. As you work with your breathing, bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotional energies, you will become more adept at remaining calm and curious in the midst of any life situation.
  • Keep it simple. The point of vipassana meditation is not to have any particular experience, but to become aware of whatever experience you are having. An attitude of childlike openness will help you discover the truth of your life in the present moment.’
- Jack Kornfield, Meditation for Beginners.

A few tips and some hopefully useful information that has helped my body and mind. Meditation tips, health tips, I don't know if any of this will help anyone, but it will help me to keep all this info organized here! 

Paranoid Puppet