Peaceful People Persisting will change the
Which aspects of God are you experiencing today?
August 22, 2017
Resentment always leads to more resentment.
Only contentment leads to contentment.
From Tao Te
Ching, Chapter 79
Thanks to William Martin for posting
August 18, 2017
Enjoying reconnecting with friends in Buffalo this week. I am truly blessed to
have such generous friends to host, entertain and feed me so well. Three of us are returning to Lily Dale bookstore gift shop Sunday. I started adding Pau D Arco tea, made from tree bark in
Brazil, to my daily intake. It is recommended to fight cancer, fungal infections and balance the biotics too. I am glad that the taste is mellow.
August 13, 2017
Yesterday my friend from Ohio joined me in Lily Dale, NY for the weekend. We
enjoyed a good BBQ chicken dinner western NY style during an Elvis Impersonator performance at a new business in Dunkirk, NY last night. We followed that with a spiritual development circle led
by John White, a seasoned medium in Lily Dale.
Today we will attend the annual members meeting in the historic Lily Dale Auditorium.
A very special place of free thinking and women's rights. I was humbled to realize that Susan B. Anthony had walked the platform (stage) just as I had to address audiences in attendance.
I pray today. that we have the quality of focused delivery that is the key to higher understanding.
August 1, 2017
The new month finds me peacefully enjoying the hospitity
of my friend in Ohio. Here is where I find myself recalling time with my grandmother. Unconditional love and funny sprinkles all during the day and night.
My favorite shoe store and hair stylist are nearby too. My friend tells me this is a recovery house
and I believe her. I experience waves of gratitude at unscripted times and know I am blessed.
July 23, 2017
Sun conjoins Mars in Leo today...things heat up and heart felt speaking with passionate honestly should be expected
and appreciated all week. I'm not an astrologer but there are times when my attention is directed to the information gleaned by this ancient method. We are in the month prior to a solar
eclipse that will cross the USA from west to east being visable to most of the country. It has been more than 90 years since this happened. It is a preparation time that we are
experiencing now. Compassionate thinking and actions will remove karmic situations if we are willing to really forgive and accept forgiveness. Ones freedom depends only on their own
thoughts and deeds.
are about to shift in a lengthy cycle of Mars in Leo today. This is my natal position for Mars and I usually find myself energized and active during this cycle. Considering all that is
and has transpired I honestly welcome the heightened energy.
Reading an article on "how not to be offended" was most welcome in preparation for the clan gathering for my mother's funeral services. Weddings
and Funerals always bring out the archetypes among relatives. I expect my scapegoat to take a final bow and exit.
has been a very eventful 2 weeks since I last posted. My husband of 27 years and I have amicably agreed to separate. The recent melanoma biopsy came back clear following my facial
surgery. My 86 year old mother, according to Hospice, is in the last days of living with Alzheimers. I hear so many stories from people who are in similar situations of late. We, or
at least many of us, are being re ordered on to paths and opportunities we are unfamiliar with. I have offered prayers of gratitude that all of this is working for the highest and best possible
for all concerned. There are times when the only response is Yes!
Love never dies. It does reach points of conclusion which always serve the greater good.
Be still and know!
With my thoughts on freedom and independence this holiday weekend....
I am Green living in a very Red state. I was Blue for more than 4 decades until the last primary. Politics used to be a
seasonal sport engaged in lightly every four years but it's no longer the case. The tug a war playing out in our country makes fools of us and provides emotional distraction from real issues
that we need to unite on: national health coverage, education, jobs, infrastructure, liveable incomes for everyone, homelessness and because we have stayed at war for so long veterans have immense
issues that deserve attention and resources too.
The war based economy that we built, 20th century models no longer provide the domestic security it once did. Guns,
uniforms, boots, flags, canteens, tents and caskets are imports today. Other countries grow when we fight and die around the globe. We bomb in several countries on a frequent basis to
support middle eastern oil plans and profits.
Yes, we have real important issues to unite us! Where are we? Why do we permit the distractions to divide us? Our
present independence requires freedom from corporatists and the elected representatives they buy to do their bidding.
Wake Americans UP to the power we hold when we unite.
June 29, 2017
Step Up, Step Out, Step On It, Steps to Success, Step
Along the Way, Step Down, Step on Toes, Mis Step, etc. All those actions require getting up on one's feet first.
Today I focused attention on my feet. I stood
looking down and breathing without reason or expectation. I appreciate my feet and all they provide. Dancing was a favorite activity in years past and my feet were strong and agile then.
Today they are more sedate but capable of carrying my body as I direct it.
Many years of life experiences came into my minds eye like
a flash documentary. I knew a time when being able to stand and walk was very difficult for a year or so. Even with that challenge I still stepped up to the plate of life, aided by
mechanical devises for sure, but I still stood and stepped up to the task of living. If there is a message to be gleaned here it is be true to yourself and your ability to continue to move
forward and upward until you no longer can.
June 28, 2017
I have a "can't miss it" scar on my
face. Skillful skin cancer removal brought it about. During my 65 years in this skin suit, I have grown several other scars intermittently.
They are concealed by clothing. No one knows
they are here so I don't deal with questions or comments about them. I might talk about them but if so I would feel the need to show them too and that would be socially unacceptable. This scar can't
be overlooked, ignored, hidden or denied. I prefer it to any tattoo I've seen
The surgeon tells me once this new scar has time to
heal it will blend in with the normal lines on my face. I must create some interesting stories about it. A pirate version with swords because I live in Blackbeard country, a victim/martyr version
because people relate to those stories, and a savior story because it was my childhood favorite. I expect to cherish and enjoy this revealing scar for as long as it remains with
June 27, 2017
The golden orange sunset held the lingering gaze of everyone seeing it over Swansboro harbor
tonight. In the cloud centered directly above the sun was the profile of a fox, the sun became the foxes chest. A blazing heart for all to see.
Let's invest more time and attention in clouds and sunsets. The cloud fox spoke long and loud to me tonight.
Fox is considered a shape shifter as well as a messager of the deceased. adapting to both worlds easily. There is a sense of magic arriving.
A good friend, who happens to be a physician, suggested I might want to give a supplement a try that they found helpful with greater memory and
mindfulness. I have taken 1000mg daily for a month and agree totally. It is called Phosphatidylserine.
I am too full of life to be half loved.
The new moon has me
reflecting. How does darkness do that? It opens rooms of ourselves to us much like a Hitchcock film, discreetly exhibiting us in a scene that has been overlooked until now. My
recent eye exam tells me I can see very well when I chose to.h
The thought of seeing more in darkness brings my awareness to the various camouflage trappings I get distracted by and lost in. Time is a lie, we use
it for companions focused on their goals and needs, and we confuse ourselves about our true thoughts, feelings, needs and goals.
Encounters hide in sparse rooms waiting for the darkness of the new moon to expose us
to our gallery of abandoned experiences. It's much like going into grandmother's attic and seeing old dolls and toys she once loved from so long ago. Each one has a story that ends with,
she moved on to something else.
LIFE goes on and so do I. It's a chore to retrace ones steps and examine
discarded material no matter the reason for the separation. It is not in the present except in ones personal attic. Letting go doesn't mean the bond was non existent. It does
demonstrate the change patterns we co exist with and benefit from sometimes and grieve at other times.
Our uniqueness is in the details. Gratitude and forgiveness heal it all.
Remember the love.
June 22, 2017
When I find negative patterns repeating in my life I ask, how they can serve a good purpose; then listen for an answer. The
honest answer brings greater insight than I perceived prior to asking about it. In the case of a dishonest answer, sarcasm etc, I dismiss it and ask again. When more understanding is
gleaned, calm and relaxation return to me. My current goal is to gain the benefit of such instances without labeling them as negative in the first place.
June 18, 2017
Health issues have kept me from my writing the last few days. My fur baby, Schatzi was attacked by fire ants and has had a serious issue with his rear leg.
Today it finally showed signs of starting to heal. We dote on and care for our fur family just as we do our humans in need.
Today I have been saddened by several incidents of violence on the planet. I have asked everyone to Pray for Peace until it is achieved. The pollution spewn
about the environment is another source of violence that I pray we will bring to an end for all time.
June 14, 2017
Faith holds us, Love lifts
us and Hope leads us.
The violence acted out
today requires compassion and prayers for peace on earth.
June 13, 2017
Compassion is the heart of Buddhism.
All beings suffer, why judge any?
Generous acceptance of life includes eating, working and sharing.
No life form exits to consume itself. We are here for each other.
Be Kind in all times.
June 12, 2017
Mars in Cancer, my natal 7th house where Uranus resides. Relationships form and dissolve quickly for
me. I have known many very intimate bondings but the timing and duration of them seems out of my hands in each situation. Something powerful brings us together and takes us apart.
There is a sense of misson or purpose at work but I haven't always recognized it while engaged. The opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings combines; wonder, joy, creative
expressions as well as pain, frustration and confusion. Today I saw an oncologist for the first time. We discussed surgery. Oh I am confident I will survive and heal this time. The
experience has rung a loud but comforting bell for me. Two thirds of this incarnation has gone by. What is it that I still want or need to do? Embrace the Tao and
June 11, 2017
Popping a blister, the pain and pressure are immense. We instantly wish it hadn't happened.
Grabbing the site to end the pain is natural.
Allowing the pain to release is beneficial.
Now healing can begin.
June 8, 2017
Years ago when I was experiencing major life changes I
had a dream that clearly stated "you can't dance with chaos". I was trapped in feeling of guilt and condemnation for the mess I was immersed in at the time. An ongoing issue for this
lifetime has been when to take responsibility and when to accept something as what is right at this time without attachment.
The lack of harmony, that must be part of transitional
periods, keeps us off balance until we align anew. It is not a fault, it is a process, part of the journey. There is no blame (responsibility) associated with it. In fact when we engage
with full faith in God's mysterious design, we embrace it fully with enthusiastic anticipation for the next plateau, where a sense of balance is restored.
Because we understand that imbalance is the source of dis=ease and mis= understandings and mis= steps the dreams message is
In my present chaos, I embrace the process of transition including my faith and trust in the just right steps and
The plateaus are times of peace, harmony and rest. We can dance there. The chaos is growth in progress. Celebrate both states of
June 5, 2017
"O man! What do you really want? To be a small egocentric entity full of miseries and sufferings, a slave of illusory sense pleasures or to realise that you are the formless,
timeless and ever free consciousness, always content, happy and peaceful?"
5/292017 Memorial Day Recognition
In memory of those who passed due to violence and wars and the loved ones who mourn their passing, I respect today's remembrance. I can imagine our
planet without wars and violence so easily. Then I recall the changes, progress we have made in the human existence, and see how suffering those horrible conditions broke new ground for the
betterment so many times. It's as if this planet must continue to compete and strive and offend others, in it's DNA, embedded deeply in the earth psyche. Seeing the reality with some
perspective of transcendence brings forth compassion rather than disgust and sorrow.
So exactly right!
How and when one transforms is part of the mystery. It can't be scheduled or manipulated. Genuine Self always arises at the perfect time in simple ways. The Soul responds with Yes, while ego
responds with Wow! Yes is an embrace, wow is a separation statement.
The American President has just declared a national day of prayer....Let us pray he will stop violating the
country that loves life and liberty for all. Amen
5/5/17 Grasping the assurances coming
from unlikely sources today. We are loved unconditionally always. Our wisdom is awakening collectively and we are accepting the truth that none are lost. We are the ones we've been
waiting for. Share yourself today!
Avoid the bait, hold out for a better offer It's more merciful than debating. It's
ok to say NO!
compassion helps no one.