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Word Nerd: Luciferous

Luciferous means providing light, illumination or providing insight or enlightenment. Luciferous originated in 1640-50 and derives from the Latin lucifer (morning star, literally, light-bringing) and -ous (possessing, full of). Luciferous quite obviously has a tie with Lucifer, the fallen archangel. Lucifer was a light bringer before the fall and, as some believe, because of the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Luciferous

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 241 – Authenticity…Embracing who we are

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are." ~ Brene Brown How often do you long to let go of the supposed tos and embrace your truth instead... "Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed… Continue reading Monday Mantra 241 – Authenticity…Embracing who we are

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Word Nerd: Joyance

Joyance is a joyous feeling or festivity. Joyance is an archaic term first used in the 1590's that combines joy and -ance (a quality or state in this instance). Joyance is a delightful, engaging term that means exactly what it is - a joyous, gladsome feeling. Joyance personified / that is my goal/ a sense… Continue reading Word Nerd: Joyance

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

"Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh There is one sure fire way to ease pain and heal our wounds and the wounds of the world around us... "Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion" There is so much pain and suffering and hate and ill-ease everywhere… Continue reading Monday Mantra 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

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Word Nerd: Ipseity

Ipseity means selfhood or self identity. Ipseity derives from the Latin ipse (self). Ipseity is the quality and nature of being oneself. It so many words, ipseity is the quintessential element of identity. We each of us posses ipseity and can define and identify our unique individuality by our ipseity. Ipseity means self, identity, nature… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ipseity

my querencia digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Querencia

Querencia means home, a favorite spot. Querencia can also mean the part of a bullring where the bull takes its stand, however I much prefer the metaphysical concept. Querencia derives from the Spanish verb querer (to desire) which derives from the Latin quaerere (seek, gain, obtain). Combined these provide the base for the concept of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Querencia