In order to mate, males of many invertebrate species must present a nuptial gift to the female before she will acquiesce and let their relationship move to the next step. Male nursery web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) usually present an edible insect wrapped up in spider silk. But some guys are sneaky. They wrap up a useless gift, such as an inedible plant seed or the empty exoskeleton left after he’s eaten a fly.
“There are many different qualities of feminine wisdom, from the understanding of the healing power of herbs to the deep, lived knowledge of the feminine nature of the soul’s relationship with God, the soul’s true state of receptivity to the divine. So many of these qualities have been lost; so many priestesses have been killed, wise women burned. And yet the real wisdom remains, because it belongs to life itself. In the cells and in the soul of every woman this ancient knowing is waiting to be awakened, so that once again the sacred feminine can make her contribution, can help the world come alive with love and joy.”—Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
“The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.”—The Bhagavad Gita (via lazyyogi)
“What is commonly called ‘falling in love’ is in most cases an intensification of egoic wanting and needing. You become addicted to another person, or rather to your image of that person. It has nothing to do with true love, which contains no wanting whatsoever.”—Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
“You don’t need to change yourself; you only need to love yourself. Your Higher Self is leading you to all the things you need to do to grow spiritually. It is always there, guiding and loving you. You have all the answers within you. Spiritual growth is an individual path. It is important to follow your own inner wisdom about what to do and when to do it. Realize that whatever you are doing right now is perfect for you.”—Orin (via oniverse)