Friday, November 25, 2005
Have we forgotten that even as each month our wombs grow fertile, only wisdom brings the skills and maturity that makes motherhood effective?
I am 42. I have chosen not to have children. I have never been pregnant. Since I was 13 I have known I would not give birth... and the one time I believe I conceived I was able to take the morning after pill and let the child I would have had live on in The Great Spirit's embrace.
Have we forgotten that becoming a parent is more than simply hosting an embryo to full term, or not, as has become so common in our times?
Have we lost faith in the existence of the soul? Do we not believe that our choice to become parents is guided by a Great Spirit that will allow our children to come forth when the time is right?
I lament the adamant voices that cry for citizenry for what is not yet ready to be brought forth from the gates of Life: our female thighs. We must not allow the policies of guilt and repression to take away our wisdom: to have a child is a sacred decision. To be born to parents who have chosen to raise the child to full adulthood, giving the child every advantage for a happy healthy life... This is every Soul's desire.
I believe that bringing Life forth is an honor. I believe that That Which Is Holy supports a woman and her mate in choosing when to bring that life into our contentious reality. I believe that The Holy Spirit has entrusted us with a monthly opportunity to bring forth Love... and requires us to live in Compassionate Truth... and demands that we not bring a life into this world if it will be brought forth into suffering.
Our western cultures are in danger of losing our Wild Wisdom... too many technological distractions... not enough time spent in Nature, observing the Sacred Circle of life, death, rebirth, decay, renewal.
Let your children play outside... let the teens wear sweaters and coats in the winter.... it is not a time to bare midriffs in the incessant quest for sex appeal... Let your children learn to make french toast. Let your children wait to be born till you have finished your self discovery and can offer them compassion and some hard won strength.
Trust in the Blessing of the monthly moon cycle... this is Our Great Spirit's gift to our families and communities... that we are able to bring Life forth, into right balance with time, space, and circumstance.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
A prayer for Kindness
That which is Kind & Generous
Those who take away Compassion & Right Action
be shown their errors, Kindly.
Those whose greed for power and money,
has turned their cheeks to Compassion,
be brought Illumination.
Those in power and the many they influence grow
Heart and stop their destruction of
Compassion & Loving Values.
Let no man take away Freedom.
Let no woman deny Wisdom.
Let Kindness & Generosity Guide Us.
Christina Boyce 2004
So I begin the revelations. No longer do I hide my vision. This entry marks the start of my show Land & Light ~ Reality, Essence, Vision as it appears and evolves online.
The first pastel from this image is begun... the words of the prayer potent as I listen and read the news around our planet.
It is time for us to nurture our own dreams into reality. It is time for us all to accept the love that flows in our direction. It is a time to understand kindness as it manifests in self love... a time to take care of our Spirit and bodies such that strength and courage become our way.
And, in the care taking spirit I wish all a sound night of sleep and dreams filled with hope bringing imagry. Schlaf Gut!
Sunday, November 6, 2005
Have finished my shift, beginning a new paradigm. Time sheets to count every 5 minutes spent. Having the effect of motivating me to get tick marks in projects that have languished. Feel good about the 44 hours I just gave since Wednesday at 1800 hours.
Home after 0100 hours to pluck 3 roosters from the hen house. All red roosters. They will provide feathers for art, meat for meals, and respite for the 20+ hens we have now. One rooster is left. He is a magnificent Americauna.
Listening to the gypsy music from today's link prepares me to sleep with passionate dreams.... to wake with lavish desire for the dance, the poetry, the song, the LIFE!!!
All week I have been listening to live coverage of Rosa Parks memorial and funeral services. Tears have fallen for the glory she has left on our planet. Excitement fills me from the passionate words I have heard spoken about our nation, our failures, and our struggle for a better world.
I feel it happening. The shift begins. Those who believe that one person can change the world rise up in respect and admiration. We are called to live vibrantly as we believe. Mrs. Parks passing is charging people to speak out for action in honor of Truth and Justice and Freedom.
It is a time to speak truth, to act in grace, and to let the corrupt know that their actions will no longer be tolerated.
It is a time for all who desire a world of Joy for their children, or their friends' children to make sure the vision is made real: ACT locally, THINK globally, DREAM Spiritually, BE physically what you seek to see in this world, in the world you leave to the children of our children.
Thank you Mrs. Parks, Thank you Reverend King, Thank you Gandhi, Thank you to all Souls who have made a stand for a world of glorious diversity, passionate beauty, and deep reverent compassion. I pray we act to honor your examples by living wisely and courageously in our own lives.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005
New moon, my weekend about to end, shift about to begin. Tim and I chopped a cord of wood over our weekend, snapped many bundles of kindling.
Kitchen painting has taken another leap forward. Guatemala colors inspiring the new look, memories surface with each brush stroke.
New water heater... the old one died... so, paint job started on the old will begin anew on the new... or, I will try a different approach. All in the name of environment. A happy home is a vibrant, clean, healing womb.
Note: my MO here is to link my title to a timely news piece, and include an interesting photo.
Today I chose the link Tim sent me earlier about Walmart's "war room"/ image control center. We do not shop there due to the myriad issues that globalization without heart creates and is led in it's example by Walmart which is one of the most powerful corporations in our country. You would think that a corporation that has that kind of earning power would take pride in treating its employees to a premium health care plan and retirement benefits.
I note that another giant company, GM, is pruning its health care benefits for its employees and crowing proudly at the move it considers intelligent as it tries to clear up its financial trouble.
Don't these CEO's and CFO's know that it is their employees that are the life blood of their companies and not the cash flowing in from their product sales?
I grow livid when I hear that a company wants to improve their financial standing and thus will trim health benefits.
I am most grateful to work for a company who cares deeply for the health of its employees.
In the shade of our Grandparent ponderosa tree we grow strong and our hearts grow light. Our life is indeed blessed.
I am Blessed. Blessed Be!