These Kindergarten children telling the Christmas Story, from the Portland Christian Center, will touch your heart. If a few tears well up, that’s a good thing. Merry Christmas!
“Grandfather, tell me about the land.” “What is it you wish to know, grandson?” “Why is the land so important to grandmother? She touches the plants and land like she touches my baby sister,” the child said, shaking his head. “And this confuses you?” “Yes, grandfather. How can dirt be that important?” “I’m going to … Continue reading
Dearest Pam, A Course In Miracles teaches that there are only two ways of seeing in this world. Through the eyes of Love which is God or through the eyes of the ego which is fear. What you call dark forces, I would call ego misperception. Since God is only Love and God is all there is, … Continue reading
It is sad that most of the trash we Americans make sits forever inside plastic garbage bags in landfills. Mother Nature trys to turn what she can back to soil, but she can’t get through the plastic. What I wanted before was strong garbage bags and there are tons of strong bags, but I want to do better than that now. I want strong enough and biodegradable. (I did consider trash-can-sized paper bags, which are certainly the best option, but they were all too expensive for us.) I’ll see how the ones I found work–if they are strong enough–and I’ll report my experiences.
“Grandfather, tell me about Spirit,” the young boy with jet black hair asked. “What is it you wish to know, grandson?” “How do we know Spirit is with us?” “Close your eyes, grandson,” the old man with long white hair said. “Breathe deeply and focus on the sounds of nature. What do you hear?” “I … Continue reading
“This world,” he would say with a sweep of his arm, “is not the real world. This is only a play, created by all of your thoughts. Only those who believe in this world are born here, for we are what we think, what we believe. How could you be born elsewhere when this is what you believe?”
“We’ve met before, you know,” she said, ignoring his thoughts. “I am your guardian, Steven,” she added, still smiling gently. “You don’t remember because the last time you saw me was between this life and the one before it. You made a commitment to yourself then, that if you repeated certain stubborn habits of selfishness, you wanted to be ripped away from your family, to die in such a way that you would carry with you the memory of the tearing, never to make the same mistakes again. Thus it is we find ourselves here.” Continue reading
Let your heart be touched and your mind be nudged. It can be a beautiful world! Click here: http://svenworld.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/where-the-streets-have-no-lanes-occupystreet/#comment-1379
One day I took the photo here of the three red-tailed hawk feathers I came upon four summers ago. They were gifts of the two hawks who lived in the area. I was later blessed to see them in the sky with their young hawk. That little one, half their size now, came by again … Continue reading
By Sister Mary P., RSM It’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake, because my great, great grandchildren won’t let me sleep. My great, great grandchildren ask me in dreams, ‘What did you do while the planet was plundered? What did you do when the Earth was unraveling? Surely you did something when the seasons started failing, … Continue reading
A heartfelt, powerful post from Tom Mills: By Thomas O. Mills Email: email@example.com A few mornings ago, I was having my first cup of coffee and reading my newspaper when the doorbell sounded. There stood two women, about my age–old–smiling and holding out a booklet for me to consider. They wanted to talk to me … Continue reading
By Michael Brine First, Native American Wisdom: “Peace comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the Universe and all its powers, and when they realize that — the centre of the Universe — is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ~Black Elk, Oglata Lakota, 1947 … Continue reading
Forgiveness. Jeez, what a subject. The deeper the shock of betrayal, the more we need to experience and process our pain—and the more we need to forgive. But forgiveness is hard. After years of therapy, I know that forgiveness is strongly recommended for our own healing, but it goes against who we are and what happened. … Continue reading
Jesus offered himself as, “an exemplar of the consummate power of love over evil, wisdom over ignorance, forgiveness over vengefulness, light over darkness. Continue reading
This experience is still with me—the power of honoring the speaker and what that honor brought out in those young girls. I used to watch news shows with a moderator and a group of experts in attendance, but with all the raised voices and constant interruptions, nothing of value was ever shared. To heal our country, we must learn to honor each speaker with our own reflective hearts and minds. We need to hear what is truly being said to hear what is important and how best to work together to build a healthy future for all people.
On March 28th, I was indeed blessed to receive an email from Renee Prince, author, filmmaker and close friend of a wild Red Tailed Hawk. Her email made my heart sing when she wrote, “Yes, you can make friends with wild hawks,” a question I had asked in one of my posts–about me feeling I’ve … Continue reading
It could be all of it together, I suppose—but my daughter and I have shelter, water and food, I have befriended some of the kids here who catch me outside to talk, natural disasters have always happened, and nearly every state is suffering with loss of revenues. So, what is it? A test of some kind, I guess. Do I really mean what I write here? Do I apply this unconditional love to myself, my beloveds and our lives, and other people? Continue reading
Outside the three-dimensions of our world, we have friends in high places. Continue reading
It blows my mind when I think about the pace of the 1950s ‘til now, when it seems like everything is going 20 times faster. I want every blessing for them, but they’re going to have to be flexible and creative, faith-filled and inventive to live and build families and careers in this world. It’s okay, though. I know they picked this time to be born the same as I did.
Our petty-selves can’t see the higher road and, frustrated when ignored, they keep stirring up trouble like kids do, because negative attention is better than no attention at all.
I wish I’d known more what life would bring us when my children were still children. I tried to raise them believing in the best of life, with hope, knowing that God and the angels were watching over them. I tried to raise them to be kind and to help those who needed them. I … Continue reading
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