This one got cut short when we got kicked out of this spot, but I got enough shots to make a stack work! The camera must have moved a tiny bit and when I aligned the layers in photoshop I got this cool whirlpool effect instead of clear pattern around the North Star, I’ll take it haha. . . . #astrophotography #longexposure #startrails #stars #joshuatree
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Honey, it’s [tortoises] all the way down. . . . . . . #tortoise #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #dontmesswithtortoises #optoutside
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Stumbled upon this raging crystal clear river in the desert on our way home from Joshua Tree. It was beautiful and people were swimming in little pools on the edge. If you’re driving out that way, check it out! 💦💦💦💦💦 . . . . . #river #crystalclear #desert #mirage #joshuatree #cabazon #10freeway #drive #roadtrip #swimming #whitewater #mountains #driving #homewardbound #reststop #palmsprings #california #water #clouds #viewfromhere #summer #hothothot #beautifulday #weekend #sunday #perseidmeteorshower #minivacation #ragingwaters #summerfun
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I’m so thankful for your friendship @janice__zen hbd!💛 #birthdaygirl#friendship#joshuatree#adventurestocome#tbt
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When you invoke another person or a higher being to support you or another person, you are performing magic. Praying, sending thoughts, even habitual phrases we say when we are in a pinch or feel surprised, like, “Sweet Jesus!” “Good God!” “God be with me”, are all expressions of magical action. . . . All eucharistic ritual, when certain food or drink takes on a deeper meaning, are Magical Performance. This includes Communion, Thanksgiving dinner, Toasts to certain events like New Year - to bring good stuff in for the next solar year, or to certain people - to send them the best of luck or sound health uttering “Salud”, “Santė”, Zdravde”, “To your health”… Pure Magic. . . . Doing Yoga, purposefully concentrating one’s life force with breathing (Pranayama) or Posture (Asana), also Magic. . . . So Magic as the essential method for a person to reach true understanding of the self and to act according to one's bliss, True Will or Purpose. This is the reconciliation between free will and destiny. . . . it can be defined as any willed action leading to intended change. It can also be seen as the general set of methods used to accomplish the Great Work of mystical attainment. . . . At the practical level, Magick most often takes several practices and forms of ritual. Some of which we will experience at our magical retreat: . . . We greet the sun and the rissing full moon. We concentrate our energy to better focus on our goals and purpose, We take part in Sacred Ceremony and eat meaningful food together. We are learning magical techniques. We are performing magic through Yoga and Meditation. We do all this on sacred land in the high desert, and grow together, eventually transplanting magic wherever we are. Join us. Check out our profile, and register via the web site. . "Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that Spirit is generated.” Terry Pratchett. #retreat #joshuatree #moon #magic #magick #yoga #meditation #wellness
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