In all the debate raging over wedding traditions, one tradition stands steadfast. Swayamvar. A woman’s right to choose her mate. Sita, Draupadi, Damyanti, Sanyogita – four names from Indian mythology and history that time and again remind us of the value of swayamvar. And in another part of the world: Kitayun, the daughter of the Emperor of Constantinople somewhere around modern day Iran.
The 21st century woman accepts marriage as a relationship between equals. She means no disrespect to elders, spouse or tradition but she will not be treated as a second citizen. There may be women who refuse to change their names after marriage; they don’t want to lose the identity they have grown up with and have another identity subsume it although they may be willing to use both maiden and married names together. There may be women who dither at the idea of wearing white because it emphasizes the preference for virginal purity in a woman. More and more brides are being seen without veils as veils are considered a mark of submissiveness. Some women refuse to be ‘given away’ by their father or parents as if they are a piece of property passing from one male hand to another. Compromise and juggling are being increasingly expected of not women alone but equally of men. Women are allowed to hold on to their aspirations just as men are and not surrender them merely because they are women. And respect is a term that is gaining currency as a two-way expectation.
Women are gaining greater control over their lives, their dreams and desires, their bodies and their right to decide. No wedding tradition supports this more than swayamvar. Swayamvar essentially calls for considering the suitability of men, suggesting those who make the grade to the woman, who chooses the one she wants from among them. In the past, it was the family and community that assembled these prospective grooms; in the 21st century names and details of possible compatible men are also provided by technology in the form of apps such as marry in a week.
At weddings, rituals are a package of aesthetics, conventions, colour, fun and symbolism. Some conventions no longer figure in contemporary marriages either because they stand for something not acceptable to the couple’s perspective on life or are seen as irrelevant to it. What still makes a lot of sense is the exchange of garlands, proclaiming that the man and the woman are man and wife out of choice. Swayamvar firmly places the garland in the woman’s hands.
Weddings are very special occasions filled with fun, glamour and happiness. Every couple wants their wedding to be perfect and as elegant as possible. For them, a wedding invitation is the first glimpse guests will have of their upcoming wedding festive. It’s the best way for them to impress their guests and makes them anticipated for their big wedding event. But impressing wedding guests is not an easy task for the getting married couples. There are many designs of invitations available in the market today but nothing comes close to the wedding invitations.
Handmade invitations- Handmade invite is like a miniature work of art. It provides the endless opportunities for couples to reflect their creativity and personal styles. Couples can create it with their own style of adding ribbons, graphics and fonts. They can personalize each and every aspect of invite from the paper to the colors to be featured. So, handmade invitations are the best way to show your care and affection for your guests by personalize it with your own unique styles.
Why choose a handmade designer invitation- The first big reason for choosing a handmade designer invitation is its uniqueness. It creates a powerful impact on the guest. Your guests can be sure to have a one-of-kind design which will not be replicated with mass store brought cards. In fact these handmade invites are more likely to be treasured and given a place of honor among other memorable things in the guest’s home. The handmade designer invitation also puts a great impression on the guests if you fully customized it with your creative work and had given your personal touch. So, there are many reasons which make these handmade invitations more impressionable and unique.
Advantage of handmade designer wedding invitations- The very big advantage of ordering handmade designer wedding invitations is that it saves a lot of your time and money. Actually professionally created handmade invitation always gives a distinct look which is sophisticated and elegant. For bridal couples who set their heart on these elegant invitations can spend their time in doing other planning or events of their wedding. It also makes them stressed free from personalizing their wedding invitation. But it’s very important to make sure that you explained your idea well and see the finished samples before ordering your wedding invitation. It gives you a chance to check your designer’s creativity and their invitations samples. It’s the best way to get your own style invitation which reflects your personality and style.
So, handmade designer invitations are the best way to reflect your personality and style. You can fully customize them in your own style for your big.
The Summit County spa at Breckenridge only carries 100% certified organic oils by Aromatherapy Associates from London. The massage oils are made from plants and flowers combined with exotic scents. Three key ingredients used in the them are jojoba oil, vitamin E and olive oils combined with other essential oils. These help to encourage healthy skin when used in massages. Essential oils are loaded with antioxidants and botanicals to keep your complexion youthful and your skin soft. Essential oils are a main stay at Breckenridge Spa. The scent of also relaxes your mind and eases your emotions.
The combination of scent, antioxidants and botanicals when you have the Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience is truly a pampered experience which will have you coming back again and again to the Breckenridge Spa. When you receive the Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience, your therapist will talk to you to see what you need both emotionally and physically. Once the therapist figures out how best to help you and what will work best for you, then your therapist will have you perform an aroma test of the assorted oils that will be used for the massage. Out of the 12 signature oils which are used for a Breckenridge massage, you will choose the oil whose scent is most pleasing to you. The combination of oils and exotic scents are therapeutic for both your body and your mind; taking you in your thoughts to places ancient and mysterious.
After you choose your oil selection, the therapist will begin your Breckenridge massage. Using the one you have chosen, the massage therapist will apply pressure to point-specific areas using Swedish and neuromuscular techniques. This will relieve tension in your muscles as well as cause your lymph nodes to drain. This technique will also encourage circulation as well as take away all the stress and tightness, giving you a feeling of well-being from your head to your toes. This particular type of Swedish Breckenridge massage is a fusion of eastern and western techniques, using the best of both. After your massage, it’s best just to let the oils soak into your skin so it can heal and nourish your body. It enables the work your therapist did to relax and revive not only your mind and body but your spirit as well.
More often than not, you want someone in your life. This desire can be triggered by watching romantic comedies, reading an article on the Internet, or seeing your best friends happily settled with someone. They are perfectly natural. However, are you sure this is what you really want?
In India, matrimonial sites are in great demand. Lots of professionals and highly educated people are using matrimonial sites to find their life partner. If you also want to find your life partner online then you can register yourself on an Indian matrimonial website. There are lots of matrimonial sites available, but choosing a right online portal is also very important. Here I am going to discuss some important points that will help you to find a suitable Indian matrimonial online portal.
First of all if you are looking for a life partner from a specific community like Agrawal, Punjabi or Jain then it is better to register yourself at any community specific site. Many community specific portals are available on the Internet.
Most of the trusted Indian matrimony sites provide free and paid both services. Thus, you should always register yourself on a matrimony portal that provides free and pain both kinds of services.
First you should register as free member to check its services. Generally, free users can access registered profiles, allow them to chat and message them. Some matrimony site also provides free astrological compatibility report. If you believe in astrology then you should always try to find those portals who offer free matchmaking astrological compatibility report.
For personalize services, you can register yourself as a paid member. Matrimony sites provide personalize assistance for paid members. Their professionals search for prospective life partner according to your interest. They will provide you several options to choose from.
Before registering yourself as paid member you should try to find a member from your friends, colleagues and relatives who have consumed paid services of the website. You can also find such person through social networking sites. They are very popular these days. Collect the information about the paid services and assistance of top matrimonial sites related to your community.
You should also visit the office of matrimony site in your city personally. Meet from their representative and get detailed information about their paid services. Also ask the validity time period for their services.
If any matrimony site is giving you guarantee for finding perfect life partner then most probably the site is not reliable because no online portal can give you guarantee. You can also check the online feedback to know about the service levels and success rate of the site. Generally, feedbacks are given by users who have consumed their services. It will help you to find best matrimony websites and portals. Take care about information you are going to display on your profile because some people also tend to misuse them for their enjoyment or any unjust mean.
Giving uncommon freedom to your spouse has the potential to open a whole new level of adventure and discovery in your marriage. When you allow your spouse to be all that he or she can be in this world, you will find levels of creative expression within them that will introduce a constant state of newness within your relationship. Giving uncommon freedom is the activity of allowing your spouse more freedom than traditionally expected.
The fact of the matter is that we never really get to know our partners because we are constantly, either knowingly or unknowingly, attempting to keep them in bondage in order to tame our fears of losing them. Unfortunately, we have trouble in paradise. No one really wants to be smothered in a relationship. The more freedom that we give our spouses, the more interesting our marriage becomes. By freedom, I mean that you refuse to stand in the way of your spouse’s dreams and aspirations. Instead you do all you can to encourage your wife or husband’s personal dreams and visions.
Reasons Marriages Fall Apart
Tens of thousands of marriages fall apart because of the lack of freedom to be. When you hound your spouse because of her desire to go back to school, to join a cause or movement, to travel with friends across the nation, you destroy that inner freedom that been given as a gift from God to every living creature.
Quarrels, boredom, and frustration with the state of the marriage often happen because the growth of the marriage has become stagnant. Sameness in daily routines, rolls and responsibilities, interactions and communications can take intimacy and romance right out of a marriage. But newness creates the opposite effect by enabling us to see the one we love in a new light in term of charm and personality. This reoccurring newness continues to ignite the romantic flames of a relationship year after year. One of the most important things to remember is that a marriage must be earned beyond the formal ceremony. In fact, the wedding ceremony is just the beginning of a life long journey of growth and discovery in which couples should see each other as unfinished vessels of wonders.
Unlocking Your Spouses Potential
Days, weeks, months and years of dedication should be for the purpose of bringing out the chief qualities and traits that form character and maturity and inspire creative expressiveness within a person. A good marriage is not just about the individual; it is about the other person and the growth that is possible for him or her. Marriages that I have studied over the years, including my own, have been about making the other person feel a sense of joy and freedom. When this occurs, everyday can feel like the first day of your engagement to one another. Things remain new because you are constantly unlocking potential within the other person that has been dormant for years. This is how couples find new aspirations and dreams within themselves. Many find themselves passionate about things they had once hated.
For example, by giving and encouraging uncommon freedom within your spouse, you might awaken within him or her a passion to open up a business, stand up for a cause such as domestic violence or become a leader within community or even run for political office, something she would have never had the courage to do while feeling a sense of bondage and obligation to you and your desires on a constant basis.
Essence of Freedom
Giving your spouse uncommon freedom includes giving him or her freedom to do many things, such as pursue a career that she loves, adopt children, create quality relationships, male or female, travel alone for “me time” ,live apart for long lengths of time if necessary. Many couples have jobs that require them to live apart for years. I know a couple who lived apart due to the demands of their careers. They only saw each other once or year for a month or two. Yet because they kept the rituals of romance in operation from afar (sending love letters, writing poems, and expressing term of endearment) the love was stronger than ever whenever they reunited.
I am not saying that every marriage should be like this couple’s, but such marriage, in order to work, must contain the highest levels of trust. I and my wife once lived in different states for nearly a decade before we resided in a permanent place together. At times it wasn’t easy to be apart, but the emotional investment was well worth it all. While away from one another, our passion for one another continued to grow in intensity. Each time we met it was like meeting a whole new person. The growth in character and personality was tremendous. Even to this day, our goal is to keep the fire burning by allowing freedom to triumph in our marriage.
True Love is Uncommon Freedom
In order to allow uncommon freedom to become a ritual within your marriage, you must adopt an attitude of high trust. You must believe in the person you love to the point of allowing freedom to rein in their hearts, minds and souls. True love is freedom in its purest form. Love with attachments or demands are always unstable and lead to various degrees of anxiety and uncertainty. Therefore, the love that is within us must grow toward freedom if it is to be highly influential in another person’s life. True love wins regardless of the outcome.
The Biggest Fear in a Marriage
One of the biggest fears in the majority of marriages is that one spouse is going to be unfaithful while the other is not watching. That is the reason a husband or wife wonders why his or her spouse doesn’t return straight home after work. This is the reason a wife worries about the activities of her husband when he is alone with his friends. The fear of unfaithfulness is the reason why one spouse may hire a private investigator to attempt to catch the other red handed.
However, these control tactics usually have the opposite effects. They build distrust in the marriage. A sense of bondage rears its head and freedom goes out the back door. Newness dies. Stagnation appears and couples stop discovering one another. Unfaithfulness becomes a real possibility. This is the unfortunate path that most marriages take.
Experiencing the Highest Freedom
The highest freedom is willing to lose in order to gain. It takes the utmost courage. When we make the decision to give uncommon freedom to our spouses, we accept that there is a possibility that our husband or wife may choose to leave us. But this is the potential sacrifice of the greatest love. We give the people we love the freedom to exit out of the door of our lives if they choose to. We have no authority or dominion over the choices of others. Only God does. But the highest love within us, which is God, has a way of keeping the person of its beneficiary within close proximity of our lives, forever.
Those who stray away from this kind of love usually find their way back into our lives rather quickly and if they choose not to return, they usually feel the regret of their decision for a life time. The gift of uncommon freedom contains such power. Therefore, starting today, let’s embrace the spirit of freedom within our marriage; life is short but uncommon freedom, which is the highest love, is eternal.
For over a week now, I have been fostering a mother cat with her four kittens from the Sonsini shelter. I have been amazed by the patience, the commitment, focus, as well as the clear boundaries that “mama” has for her 4 kittens. She seems to always keep an eye out for her family, even though at times she looks truly exhausted and all she wants to do is sleep.
She will let them play with her tail, climb all over her, and let them nurse. At other times, she will walk away, clearly indicating that she is no longer available. She will climb on high places where she cannot be reached, and after a few meows of protest, the babies will move on and begin to play with each other, eat, or go to sleep.
Unlike cats, we human beings will take 25 years to have a fully developed adult brain. In both cases though, a lot happens in the earlier years in fact, everything happens for us in the first 7 years of our life when it comes down to attachment, how we form our sense of self, and how we relate to the world.
A few years ago, Dan and I, fostered girls and learned a great deal about the “lack of mothering,” and the impact that it has on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). I saw in “full action” through teenage “acting out,” the difficulty that these girls were facing in establishing a basic healthy relationship to their body, themselves, and others, that was respectful, self-caring, and nurturing. It led me to read and educate myself on the concepts of attachment disorders, and how to re-build the bond. I came to believe that it is possible to begin a new kind of mothering (with the help of current healthy relationships with others), and to mend the broken heart with patience.
All self-abandonment is a reflection of the abandonment that we suffered. When I work with women and their food issues or self-esteem issues, I support them in believing that they truly can have what they want in career and life. I help them bridge the gap between what has been missing and what is needed to supplement for that internal support. This situation is very close to me and I can only teach what I have learned. At age 8, I was placed in a foster home with my brother (which was then followed by two others), until I decided to live onmy own when I was 16 years old.
A wedding is an exciting event, and you want it to be perfect. When looking for a wedding photographer, aside from a good portfolio, it is also important to know what you are getting. The only way to get an answer to something that you want to know is to ask questions. Here are a few of them that will help you out before booking a photographer for a wedding:
1. Can I check your portfolio and recent picture taken?
The only way to understand fully the photographer’s style is to see samples of his/her work.
2. What is your style in taking pictures?
It is good to know if your photographer’s style will match what you want for the event.
3. How long have you been a wedding photographer?
The longer he is a wedding photographer, the better since he has more experience.
4. Are you a member of any professional organization or group?
This gives you an idea on the photographer’s credibility.
5. Do you work well with a short list?
Your photographer needs to know what moments you want captured.
6. This is what I had in mind for the wedding. Will you be able to do this?
The photographer should know what you like and should be able to deliver.
7. What happens if you fall ill?
This cannot be avoided, so you need to know.
8. What if during the event, it suddenly rains?
Know how your photographer takes care of his gadgets.
9. What if your camera encounters a problem?
This shows he/she can handle pressure.
10. Do you have an assistant or back-up photographer?
Having a back-up photographer is a good idea so all areas of the wedding can be covered.
11. How do you cope under pressure and during emergencies?
Related to question 9.
12. Can the wedding guests take pictures?
Other photographers do not allow this, so it is good to know if they do.
13. What are your packages and the inclusions?
Know what you are getting for your money.
14. How many months ahead do we need to book you?
You need to know the timeline. This is essential in planning a wedding.
15. How much deposit is required and when is the balance due?
This is part of the timeline.
16. When will we get the pictures?
Know when to expect the final pictures.
17. Have you ever shot a wedding in our venue?
It is an advantage if they have, so they know they best spots to take pictures
18. What makes you different from other photographers?
Selling themselves to you gives you an idea how much they want the project
19. How long have you been using the gadget that you have?
The longer the photographer has been using the gadget, the more he knows his way through all its settings.
20. What details do you need from me for the event?
If the photographer does not ask you any detail about the wedding, do not hire him/her. You need to know that he wants details. This way, he knows what to capture and when.
Use these questions before you hire any photographer. This helps you know what you are getting from them.
Love is the most precious life obsession and if lost it should be worked upon to get it back. Many ways can be utilized to get love back. Well, some steps can be taken to get ex back to life, easily. One of the most important watchable things is time. After split up, it becomes quite helpful towards getting love back.
The individual should give time to him and his ex for easier feeling of the relationship to be handled. Before communication again with ex, it becomes ideal to wait for about two or three weeks. Another important thing after split up is to keep away from feeling or looking gloomy. It is very important to sustain a physical appearance elegantly along with a brighter personality. Looking messy or acting deprived in an attempt to mobilize sympathy makes ex partner feel uncomfortable and less likely show fascination. When talking with the lover, one must assure having a good conduct when doing so. Very widely, it is believed that conversations ought to end the same way as they begun. Hence, during the entire conversational course, there must be a focus on keeping to good approach to remain unperturbed about the wrong or misleading conversation. No settlement should take place on any past ill will or urgings. It is better to leave such frustrating events behind to concentrate on what made the relationship so delightful, initially.
Vashikaran nowadays is considered to be a complicated science. Its elementary principles are universally prevalent but the associated laws are indefinable such that any common individual can hardly comprehend or analyze without proper assistance. This prohibited Science is exposed not only from the traditional and scriptural formulations perspective, but also from psychological perceptions intensity to appropriate the matter contemporarily. This ground breaking methodologies welcome the hidden and forbidden to support spiritually rich practices indicative of authorizing millions of creatures over the centuries. It is never too late to transform an individual’s intellect. It may require going beyond their outward words and expressions. Even if something lying underneath is considered equally important. If there is a hope standing out, or if there is still a deep interest glow flanked soulfully, there still exists a motive to track desired love.
Vashikaran is particularly suited in the instance of struggling to gain awareness of that “Particular Person” being unable to impress, any passionate one showing indifference, invariable attitude despite whatever said or done, being afraid of falling short of time, being aware of heart softening for the time being by making it possible through the right penetration and being strong-minded to give it a go for the last time. This occult science can also be engaged in situations, illustration wise – Planet Saturn being unsafe in the Birth Chart where this terminology can be used along with Nav Graha Yantra for benefit maximization.
People of today’s world are fond of perfection and extreme modernization which has come in their each and every aspect of life. If we talk about the most special and prominent day of your life is your wedding and that has to be perfect as well as the memorable one. To make it interesting and cost-effective you need to take assistance of expert marriage planners.
There is no need to take care of the hard copies to get your all planning done as wedding planners keep all the details about planning, organizing including wedding checklists with their own as there are many mobile apps have been introduced to keep the wedding details. You can get services by Byron bay weddings to get your planning done for your perfect day. If you hire professional and well known planners you will automatically save your money, enjoy your own wedding day and the most important will be to minimize your stress of arranging these weddings.
Ultimate services by the marriage planners in Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and the Northern Rivers are available and will let you know that you have someone to take care for you. They know how challenging and difficult to plan your own wedding with each and everything under control from the day of your engagement till your honeymoon. Planning a day of your dreams is not everyone’s cup of tea or task as it requires extreme planning step by step and you need to cross check it again and again to ensure that you are not missing anything. If you will hire professionals then you will be stress free and definitely will enjoy your own wedding.
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Fixing the budgets for the weddings is the most prominent thing and people want their expenditures so wedding planners are here to save your extra expenditures and will make it perfect in your budgets. Planners make everything perfect and make bride looks stunning and make her free from any stress and talk as many guests she as well as groom can. You can get inspired by the great planning for your dream’s day.
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