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Storyteller Toto of Open Mind Projects, Nong Khai, Thailand

Great story from a Volunteer about the Thai Bang Fai Phaya Nak Festival in October! Volunteer Abroad – Openmind Projects!

https://www.volunteernonprofit.org/the-october-mystery-in-thailand/

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This is the story as Toto told it to me.

Many, many years ago, so long ago it is longer than I can remember, said Toto, when Buddha was one of the lower species, at the bottom rung of his journey towards enlightenment, Buddha was King of the Toads.

At that time the world was inhabited by all kinds of animals, humans and spirits; good spirits such as the ones that live in trees to protect them. The most selfish of all the creatures on Earth were, unsurprisingly, the humans. They were self-interested and had no respect for nature. They had little respect for the Gods as well. They ended up doing untold damage to their environment.

Paya Than, the God of Rain became very angry with the humans and decided to stop all rain on Earth for seven years, seven months and seven days. This is the foundation of the number seven being an unlucky number in Thailand. The people, being unaware that the lack of rain was the result of their own selfishness prayed to ask the spirits why there was no rain. By this stage the Buddha, as King of the Toads, had already developed some power through his meditation and was able to provide an answer to their prayer. He told the people the lack of rain was a punishment for the selfishness. This punishment brought upon the people on Earth also affected the innocent animals and spirits. That seemed so unfair. No one was more moved and angered by the unfairness of the punishment than Naga a powerful and fearsome serpent. Naga considered that Gods should be beyond anger and judgement and that the role of the God of Rain was to provide regular rain, not to punish everyone on Earth. Naga was full of his own power and decided, without consulting anyone, to go to Heaven to confront Paya Than, the God of Rain. He would battle with the God, bring him to submission and force him to do his duty and make it rain again.

Naga was no match for Paya Than and was soon thrown back to Earth badly beaten and close to death. Buddha took pity on the impetuous Naga and again using his special powers was able to heal Naga and give him a special, new shiny skin and a majestic horn on his head. From then on Naga vowed to always protect the Buddha. However, the problem of the lack of rain persisted and something had to be done. Buddha decided to consult all the creatures and spirits on Earth. They came up with a plan and this is what they did:

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The termites built a termite mound so high that it reached the Heavens. Scorpions then climbed up secretly and crawled into Paya Tam’s clothes and stung him until he was so weak that the other creatures and spirits that followed could together overcome the God. Paya Than in shame asked to be killed. However, the creatures and spirits did not want to kill him, they wanted him to return the rain, The God therefore agreed, under duress, to make it rain again. The Earth and all the creatures in it were saved.

In appreciation of the return of rain the people on Earth established the Rocket Festival to precede the rainy season. In effect the rockets send praise to Paya Than who responds with rain, lots of rain.

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By this time Buddha had progressed on his enlightenment journey from being the King of the Toads to being the Prince Siddhartha. The King invited a seer to make predictions about the prince’s future. The seer concluded that the Prince would either rule all of the world’s seven continents or become a fully enlightened Buddha. The King had ambitions for the Prince to conquer the world but the Prince chose to continue on his path to enlightenment.

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The Devil tried to deter the Prince from his chosen path by having his three evil daughters provoke him, tempting him to desire that which he had vowed to reject. The Prince, as Buddha, resisted. As a last attempt to steer the Buddha away from his journey to enlightenment the Devil attempted to wash him away with fierce rains and storms. This is where Naga returned to the story. Naga coiled his long and heavy body into a mighty tower. Buddha sat on top of the coil sheltered under Naga’s head. While Buddha was sheltered and unaffected the Queen of soil and earth used the flood to wash all evil away.

Naga wanted to follow Buddha and managed rise to being a man and then a monk but he still retained his quick anger. One day, in anger, he turned back into the form of a serpent and scared a group of monks. In sorrow for his weakness, Naga told Buddha he wanted to be a monk. In that way he would always be close to Buddha and protect him. However, Buddha refused the request and told Naga that he must first get rid of his basic desires such as anger and jealousy and his lowly serpent like ways. To do this Naga had to go back to the underworld to restart his journey towards enlightenment. Naga asked Buddha if he did this could his memory be part of the progress of Novices toward becoming Buddhist monks. This is the foundation of the practice of Novices going through the ‘Nag’, the preparation, when they wear white clothing for three days before entering the monastery. Naga accepted the challenge and returned to the underworld where he continues his quest for enlightenment. It is from this underworld, below the full and fast flowing Mekong River that Naga sends fireballs into the air every full moon in October. This is the Naga Fireball Festival, ‘Bang fai phaya nak’. It reminds Buddha that Naga is still there, still struggling. In this way Naga also thanks Buddha for his encouragement and praises him for his wisdom.

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Written by Peter Stolp – 9 October 2014

Photos credit: Lukas SommerMarcel Pirosca

 

The transformational catalyzing Tzolkin Galactic Return of the Year

Chilling today in Nong Khai, Thailand – Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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In Gratitude for the wonderful camp days of Teenagers and Young Adults of www.opendmindprojects.org till April 11. The Tuesday was a great debate day with the campers plus the handing out of the certificates. We all said our deepest thank you to the campers, trainees, staff and volunteers. It certainly was an experience that will stir in our hearts. I would certainly recommend all to take this step in their life it is One of worthiness, compassion and love.

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For me personal soul it was a great to just relax and transform of all the energetic flows that have been touched during the volunteering of Open Mind Projects and its special camps. I mainly slept of took a nape for some extra hours. I have an allergy (mainly nasal) towards air-condition apparatus and it was a good relief to give this some extra attention today.

 

Had a wonderful fresh green tea with lemon today along with a mango/pineapple cake. Such a treat!

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Along with this I also had the famous Thai massages with herbal treatment later in the afternoon. The massage is a deep relief and clearance. It certainly released some of the symptoms of the nasal discomfort and deep muscle ache and pain. I bought some of the Thai herbal balsam which certainly is a great means of self generative energy flow.

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Early in the evening a breeze came forward from the Mekong River and ended up in a rain storm with thunder the whole evening. Such a freshness and fragrances came into the atmosphere.

 

The energy flow of today and this evening via the Tzolkin Mayan Calendar is resonating in the Galactic Return of the Year. This will intensify for at least approximately 104 more days and nights.

219-colour-269x300Chant: Ahau, Cauac, Muluc, Ik, Cauac

Planets: Pluto, Mercury and Uranus

 

The natural flow or supportive spiral movement energy of unconditional love resonance in all without judgement to be vibrating universal consciousness to be moved in the spiral of transformative self-generative flow in its wholeness of independence.

The challenge, strengthening and open opportunity of being in total trust of self-remembrance and its communication to be moved or motivated in the hidden power awakening awareness of communication with spirit. The gift of your cosmic identity is to be a channel of inspiration ~ a force of circulation ~ an agent of calm ~ one who is attuned to the invisible spirit that animates all life. As White Wind there is the capacity to translate the formless into form; to learn to ride the breath into the center of your soul; to celebrate the connectivity of trees, air, breath and wind; to convey your truths; to cultivate the art of communication in its myriad modes; to listen for the voice of the sacred and hear the divine callings amidst the clamor of density and distraction; to forego the limits of the rational mind and honor and express the currents of inspiration as they whisper and whirl through your life.

Simply put: “Follow your Spirit without hesitation!

To allow and surrender in this centered, grounded and anchored openness of the gift of being an alchemist of energies ~ an awakened Thunder being ~ an expression of electric passion and purpose ~ an embodiment of stillness dancing ~ an empowered self-generator.

 

KIN 219 Cauac, Blue Spectral Storm (Tone 11). Planet Pluto

Affirmation:

We Dissolve to Catalyze Releasing Energy We seal the Matrix of Self-generation With the Spectral tone of Liberation We are guided by our own power doubled

 

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Contemplate these code-words to invoke your key powers:

CATALYZES ~ SELF-GENERATION ~ ENERGY

 

The gift of this Cosmic identity is to be an alchemist of energies ~ an awakened Thunder being ~ an expression of electric passion and purpose ~ an embodiment of stillness dancing ~ an empowered self-generator. As Blue Storm, you have the capacity to be an activator of transformation; to be a lucid world changer; to be an agent of circulation, renewal, breakthrough and freedom; to honor catharsis and upheaval as potent forces of cleansing and clearing; to ascertain the vital role of vibration in shaping realities; to access the force of your inner spark as your ultimate source of power; to unleash the lightning of your soul and the calm resilience of your presence; to be the I Am of the eye of the storm.

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

Direction: West: Transforms ~ Chakra: Root ~ Planet: Pluto

 

Tone 11: Spectral

Contemplate these code-words to invoke your key powers:

DISSOLVE ~ RELEASE ~ LIBERATION

Tone 11 represents the power of creative dissolution and dissonant structure. The gift of your cosmic identity is to access the power of Freedom.

Activate your Spectral powers by releasing rigid concepts and definite notions of what should be; by being willing to explore an entire spectrum of potentiality; by surrendering to the “spectral flow” of spontaneous detours, seeming disruptions, and what may appear as chaos; by allowing structure to dissolve in order to be liberated into new possibilities; by celebrating the constructive forces of deconstruction; by learning to fluidly shape-shift; by freeing yourself and others from limiting perceptions; by letting go into the vastness of formlessness; by freeing your soul – releasing into the majesty of your full wing-span; by submitting your personal will to the Great Mystery as it reveals itself in every moment…

Reference to www.13moon.com

Blessings to All.

Camp for Teenagers & Young Adults at Open Mind Projects, Nong Khai, Thailand – Part 2 – www.openmindprojects.org

Review of Camp for Teenagers and Young Adults of Open Mind Projects in Nong Khai, Thailand – Part 2 – www.openmindprojects.org

 A special girl who is always there every day. She greets and invites you for playtime every day. Here is one of our game together under the table, our own created safe home. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The early afternoon started by a walk from Mut Wee Garden Guest House to Open Mind Projects. Already a warm temperature has risen now.

There was a team of photographers (3) who went by each pretesting to take some pictures.

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Upon arrival Joiy (teacher), Moa (organiser of the camp) and myself were ready to do the pretesting of the English with the campers. For example, the written translation of Thai to English and from English to Thai. Also, there were verbal questions asked and answered in English.

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Along with this there was also pretesting of Teamwork with a volunteer and staff members plus Informational Technology with staff for each camper. A score was given to analyze the abilities of each camper. From this individual score teams were formed so that the teams would reflect a balance within the group. In this way, each person can build up their confidence, motivation, skills etc. for the whole of the camp. Each camper has good qualities within themselves along with contributing to be a team player for the whole of the camp.

 

A dinner was cooked by trainees and campers. We enjoyed the fabulous food at the table and could have some talks together to get to know each other more closely.

In the evening, all the campers gathered outside to hear which team/group they are going to be in along with a map which included rules and regulations of the camp. Also, each was handed out a tag where they could write their name on and could be worn around their neck.

After this was a short break, whereby I played some basketball with a trainee, and later activities were offered to get to know each other more better in a playful manner. Laughs and Fun was shared with each other during the evening.

Than I walked back to Mut Wee Guest House with fond memories of a great day and evening. Much Gratitude.

 

The movement via the Tzolkin in its resonance is:

Blue Electric MonkeyChant: Lamat, Men, Imix, Oc, Chuen

Planets: Venus, Jupiter, Neptune and Mercury.

KIN 211, Blue Electric Monkey – Galactic Activation Portal of High Resonance and Clarity

Key vibration: Resonate into connecting via activating service with each other.

The natural flow or supportive spiral movement energy of creating harmony via all different kinds of Artistic Skills as to be moved in the spiral of vision openness or goal of being yourself in communication with everyone.

The challenge, strengthening and open opportunity of being in a trusting state of a nurturing nourishment whatever the challenge. This will strengthen the openness within and without being brought forward in the hidden power of being in the flow of integrity of love and acceptance in all relationships.

To allow and surrender in this centered, grounded and anchored magical playfulness of innocence, spontaneity and compassion weaving new patterns within and without.

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The morning started by a walk together with Pete (volunteer) from Mut Wee Garden Guest House to Open Mind Projects. A nice breeze blew along the boulevard of the Mekong River.

There was a team of photographers (3) who went by each workshop of English, Teamwork and IT to take some pictures. This was part of the vlog team.

Upon arrival Joiy (teacher), Moa (organiser of the camp) and myself were presenting a workshop in English to allow the campers to get used to the vocabulary of the themes for the next days. Core words like “debate, confidence, teamwork, environment, global warming, fast food, healthy food etc.”. They used their mobile to translate the words into Thai and was asked What does …. Mean? Why is there ……..? Some of the students gave very critical thinking answers.

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“It’s no use, the signal’s too weak”

In the evening each team had given itself a name like “Friendship”, “Sky” etc.

The evening was further spend by creating a image of the team via a portrait that symbolizes the team. The vlog team made photographs. Very creative processes took place.

 

The movement via the Tzolkin in its resonance is:

Yellow HumanChant: Manik, Lamat, Ik, Muluc, Eb

Planets: Earth, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury.

KIN 212, Yellow Self Existing Human

Key vibration: Resonate into measuring and defining the form via the free will.

The natural flow or supportive spiral movement energy of accomplishment via step by step process in communication or learning as to be moved in the spiral of harmony via the beauty and elegance of various artistic skills.

The challenge, strengthening and open opportunity of allowing the communication and thinking to be brought forward. This will strengthen the openness of learning by doing brought forward in the hidden power of trusting the remembrance of what has been learned and what is learned in the presence of Now.

To allow and surrender in this centered, grounded and anchored open mind of free to gain wisdom of various skills.

 

Gratitude for this vibration for All.

 

Review of 11 day Camp for Teenagers and Young Adults of Open Mind Projects in Nong Khai, Thailand – Part 1 www.openmindprojects.org

Review of 11 day Camp for Teenagers and Young Adults of Open Mind Projects in Nong Khai, Thailand – Part 1 – www.openmindprojects.org

Open Mind Projects - Camp in Thailand

Monday, April 3, 2017

The morning started by the walk from Mut Wee Garden Guest House to Open Mind Projects. A nice breezy wind flowed along the Mekong River.

Upon arrival Joiy (teacher) send me an email with the camp theme we will be sharing with the campers “Environment/Global Warming” which we had worked on together last Friday together with a Power Point Presentation. A learning and doing teaching worked out step by step together with a video, some active games in between and ending with a debate. This theme will be given every day to a group of teenagers of young adults who will be arriving tomorrow for the camp.

The other themes will be Jobs & Technology, Food & Health and Informational Technology. These will be given by other staff members and volunteers.

 

Than we all had a tasty lunch together. After lunch, we all had a follow up meeting so that everyone could discuss and listen to the feed back from others. It was a open space to listen and understand more about the themes.

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We than came together again, Joiy and I, to finish off the theme along with the question for the debate. Along with this Moe, Joiy and I made the pretest for the campers concerning their knowledge and understanding of the English so that from this teams could be made for the rest of the 11 days. An example of this is translating from Thai certain personal questions written, speaking by answering personal questions plus translating a short story from English into Thai in the written form.

 

The movement via the Tzolkin in its resonance is:

naamloos (5)Chant: Muluc, Ik, Ahau, Chuen, Oc

Planets: Mercury, Jupiter, Pluto and Venus.

KIN 210, White Lunar Dog – Galactic Activation Portal of High Resonance and Clarity

Key vibration: Resonate into working together to stabilize the challenge of honesty.

The natural flow or supportive spiral movement energy of trusting the self remembrance in all communication with others, relationships and projects to be moved in the spiral of communication within and without. Place this in a higher level.

The challenge, strengthening and open opportunity of being in the awareness of unconditional love without judgement that is being brought forward in the hidden power of being in the flow of magical playfulness of innocence, spontanietylearning by doing.

To allow and surrender in this centered, grounded and anchored instinct of listening, giving feed back plus speaking for me more out loud to the group. This is a offering of motivation, confidence, thinking skills, team work and awareness

Blessings to All.

 

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