2013 playlist

Dec 31, 2013

as we get ready to bid adieu to 2013 and ring in the new year, i look back at the music i became obsessed with and noticed that my music taste explored territories that i hadn't expected it to go. 

so many new artists and bands came to light all over the world that changed the music of all genres in this generation -- some good and some just painfully...not. nevertheless, it can't be overlooked that 2013 produced really great music while broadening to lesser explored synthesizers and the like.

dance til midnight // pop! fiction

sex // the 1975
the wire // haim
habits (stay high) // tove lo
beast // nico vega
wings // haerts
gentleman // theory of a deadman
the best thing (that never happened) // we are the in crowd
you (ha ha ha) // charli xcx
it's time // imagine dragons
starring role // marina and the diamonds
lolita // lana del rey
angels (dubstep remix) // the xx
light up the sky (solomon olds remix) // thousand foot krutch
set it off // xxyyxx
i want you // cassie steele
e.v.o.l // marina and the diamonds
serial killer // lana del rey
heartbeat // childish gambino
heart out // the 1975
killin' it // krewella
the last man on earth // pia mia
23 // mike will made it x miley cyrus x wiz khalifa x juice j
monster // meg myers
river flows in you // yiruma
tongue tied // grouplove
jealous minds // peanut butter lovesickle
fangs // littleredlung
summertime sadness (cedric gervais remix) // lana del rey
boyfriend // best coast
warrior // beth crowley
blood bank // bon iver
to catch a ghost // flashes
rough water // travie mccoy x jason mraz
harlem // new politics
perfect christmas // pop! fiction

♥ Do you have a favorite song (or top 10) from 2013? ♥

{empty mystics} new moon in capricorn

the capricorn new moon tonight is on new years eve, which never happens, and it’s also a super moon. this makes it extra potent.

the new moon is closest to the earth and in direct alignment with the sun and the earth. new moons are new beginnings. you have a new start in capricorn. the structures of your life are to be examined and changed as needed. this includes your relationships, health, finances, work and lifestyle.

the capricorn new moon message is time to upgrade and improve your life. take the time to check on your development. think back to your personal improvements. don’t waste this energy gift to manifest the changes most needed. you are being given a fresh start.

{empty mystics} last day of crescent moon

Dec 8, 2013

Tonight is the last day of the crescent moon phase. 

This part of the lunar cycle is about challenges and overcoming situations to better ourselves. 

Stay strong
Stay grounded 
and inspired.

watch, read, & listen: blackfish, untethered soul, city of angels

Dec 2, 2013

♥ watch, read & listen a weekly feature where we share and recommend
our current movie, book and music obsessions to you every monday. ♥

Watch: Blackfish

"Blackfish," is a documentary film about the multiple incidents, including the three deaths, that prompted the ongoing court case between Sea World, and OSHA, the "Occupational Safety and Health Admissions". These 3 deaths, which included 2 Orca trainers, were caused by Sea World's infamous bull Orca "Tilikum." Through a series of interviews with former Orca trainers that worked with, or around Tilikum, and other problematic captive Orca, the film tries to find an explanation for what happened. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Eli B. Despres. 
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10


Read: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul—now a New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. 
By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. Copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being. 

Listen: City of Angeles -- 30 Seconds to Mars

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