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How to use the cosmos to approach preparing for life

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What happens after there has been a period of darkness?

I’m guessing that’s probably the burning question when there is troubled times in our lives or in the world. And it seems to me that we readily have the answer to that question. Well of course the answer is that there must be light. Similarly, we say that after a storm there must be a calm.

But wouldn’t it be to our benefit also to seek to find out what happens after there has been a period of light? This way, we can be flexible about what life throws at us and thus be more prepared than if we didn’t explore a less obvious question.

The answer to the proposed question has always been right above our heads, I suggest. Take a look at this image of the repeating cycle of the moon and follow along in the direction of the arrow in relation to my observations further below.

The eight phases of the Moon

The western cycle (the lit side points to the west): on the way to brightness

After the darkness has swallowed the moon, the light waxes into a crescent, and it then further waxes into the half (first quarter), whose light waxes into a gibbous until the light turns FULL (bright).

The eastern cycle (the lit side points to the east): on the way to darkness

After the light has swallowed the moon, the light wanes into a gibbous, and then it further wanes into the last half (third quarter), whose light wanes into a crescent until the cover of darkness is complete, but it is also a NEW moon.

… the cover of darkness is complete, but it is also a NEW moon …

Now that’s promising. . . . Happy Easter.

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Garie McIntosh
Garie McIntosh
Hi, I’m Garie. Since 2016, I’ve been engaged in intense academic studies and research through problem-based learning. This has been a time during which I discovered the learning theories that work for me, and applied them so that I could teach myself not only English grammar but also the linguistic aspect of the language. My objective is to engender understanding through the Socratic and the life-affirming and build new knowledge through making innovative connections. I have formally translated my learning education into McIntoshLinguistics, an organization that I developed on the Microsoft platform. The organization enables me to use my educational and grammatical editing model to support educational processes and meet traditional publishing standards. Through a Microsoft Qualified Educational User designation, the objective is to utilize Microsoft Teams Education to build a professional learning community and create unique processes and methods through grammatical and linguistic studies. As a literary fiction writer, I have published my first novel, “What’s in a Name.” By utilizing Microsoft applications to help me develop and formalize pedagogical processes and methods, I am able to produce manuscripts that are highly readable and semantically sound.

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