21 May 2018 Breaking down walls

20 May 2018 – we had some wonderful rain. God cleaned off my canvas ūüôā

Reading this first thing this morning helped me a lot.   What if this message could transcend all the barriers we put up to separate ourselves from each other?!  What if this message could transcend and eventually melt tools people use to harm one another into playgrounds and places that would bring us together in peace?  May be some day.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pope-francis-tells-gay-man-god-made-you-like-that/ar-AAxzTp8

Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”

19 May 2018 – what happens when you don’t go to a professional to go blonde LOL!¬† I am working on finding my way through the darkness I’ve been in.¬† I’m so grateful for my family (two and four legged) and dear friends who love me no matter how wild it gets.¬†

 

6 18 9 5 14 4 19

F R I E N D S = 75 (3 cycle)

6 1 13 9 12 25

F A M I L Y = 66 (3 cycle)

2 5 12 15 22 5 4

7 18 1 20 5 6 21 12

G R A T E F U L = 90 (9 cycle)

B E L O V E D = 65

19 16 9 18 9 20 21 1 12 9 20 25

S P I R I T U A L I T Y = 179

2 12 15 14 4 5

B L O N D E = 52

Yesterday I got a little teary thinking about my dogs and cats.¬† It’s because I was feeling overwhelmed by all the art and writings I have through the house.¬† Dogs and cats are so simple.¬† What do they leave behind by way of material things but a collar, a leash and a few toys?¬† What matters the most is what they leave in my heart….so much love and gratitude!¬† Intangible things you can’t hold on to with your hands!¬†¬† I found the actual story where a vet shares a beautiful story and explanation from a little boy about why dogs don’t live as long as humans.

http://blog.nilesanimalhospital.com/2011/10/normal-0-false-false-false.html

Why Dogs Don’t Live as Long as Humans

A four year old child’s wisdom

(From the internet….author unknown)

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten year old Irish wolfhound, named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa and their little boy Shane were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.

I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog. Ron and Lisa told me that they thought it would be good for the four year old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few moments, Belker slipped away peacefully. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker‚Äôs death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‚ÄúI know why.‚ÄĚ Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I never had heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, ‚ÄúPeople are born so that they learn how to live a good life ‚Äď like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?‚ÄĚ The four year old continued, ‚ÄúWell, dogs already know how to do that, so they don‚Äôt have to stay as long.‚ÄĚ

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19 May 2018 Royal Wedding (Sheku Kanneh-Mason) and Are we going to end up like planet Krypton?

Hello to you.¬† Today has been very slow here….something happened with some hair color and now I look like an orange lol.¬† I¬†guess¬†I didn’t have as many gray¬†hairs as I thought!

We caught the royal wedding just in time.¬† We hadn’t planned on watching it and we really enjoyed it.¬† The cello solo by Sheku Kanneh-Mason was a highlight for me.¬†¬†This isn’t from the wedding but a great example of what we heard today:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah, arr. Tom Hodge

I’ve had planet Krypton on the brain today.¬† Ever since I saw an article about a climate conference where they were wondering if falling rocks are contributing to climate change:¬† https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/gop-congressman-mo-brooks-asks-if-rocks-are-causing-sea-levels-to-rise/ar-AAxroCn.‚Ķ”GOP congressman Mo Brooks asks if rocks are causing sea levels to rise”

Yes, you aren’t dreaming, that really came up in discussion.¬† It made me think of what happened¬†with Superman’s home planet Krypton before it blew up: http://superman.wikia.com/wiki/Krypton

Hopefully we aren’t¬†going to end up like that!¬†¬†We had a 3.5 earthquake just last night in a town¬†near us, Venus! https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/).

18 May 2018 Collage and Low Tide

Hello to you.¬† I hope this finds you well.¬† I’ve been very tired the past couple of days and just wanting to sleep.¬† Kyle thinks it’s probably me just coming down from the past few months of an extreme high.¬† He’s probably right.¬† The cycles are very taxing for me and the older I get, the more difficult they can be.¬† So my little travel buddy Link and I just have been resting as we can and trying to restore the ol’ battery.¬†¬† My life can be¬† like the ocean currents with the high and low tides.

The drawing today is a collage of stuff I’ve been watching and thinking about lately…all just floating out there in the collective conscious space.

I am sad to see so many more shootings in this country, the latest¬†in Sante Fe Texas….a 17 year old kid too! (http://abc13.com/10-dead-10-injured-in-shooting-at-santa-fe-high-school/3490869/)!¬†¬†What is sad for me is these¬†shootings are taking place¬†in homes and schools.¬† Our kids are supposed to be safe¬†in their homes and at school and they aren’t.¬† Even with all the new security and open carry laws, it’s just not getting much better.¬† We keep putting band-aids on top of what the real problems are like allowing so many troubled people access to a tool¬†they can use in an act of passion (not self defense).¬† A tool they end up¬†using to do¬†something they can’t ever take back.¬† It’s not just the victims and their families that suffer either, it’s all of us!¬†It is essentially an act of terrorism to go into a public place and shoot people.¬† Why these types of shootings are not treated at as an act of terrorism I don’t know but that’s what it is.¬† Now you have a whole bunch of people who are afraid to send their kids to school and go out into public places again.¬† Every time this kind of shooting happens in this country,¬†it is an act of terrorism.¬†¬†¬†

“I walked through the cosmos today….all I had to do was stand still and dream…‚Ķ”

13 9 14 4

M I N D = 40

16 5 1 3 5

P E A C E = 30 (3 cycle)

18 5 4

R E D = 29 (9 cycle)

8 5 1 22 5 14

H E A V E N = 55

1 14 7 5 12

A N G E L = 39 (3 cycle)

8 5 12 12

H E L L = 37

4 5 13 15 14

D E M O N = 51 (3 cycle)

18 1 4 9 15

R A D I O = 47

4 5 13 15 3 18 1 20

D E M O C R A T = 79

18 5 16 21 2 12 9 3 1 14

R E P U B L I C A N = 101

3 8 9 12 4

C H I L D = 36 (9 cycle)

19 20 1 18

S T A R = 58

3 15 19 13 15 19

C O S M O S = 84 (3 cycle)

20 5 18 18 15 18 9 19 13

T E R R O R I S M = 135 (9 cycle)

7 21 14

G U N = 42 (3 cycle)

8 1 20 5

H A T E = 34

20 5 23 1 19

T E X A S = 68

16 May 2018 Is this all just a dream?

Hello to you.  It is Wednesday in my timeline but it feels like Friday already!  Had a fun dream this morning.  I was with an old co-worker from when I was working in Personnel Systems Management for the Air Force.  I bent a piece of metal with my mind and levitated a rose quartz crystal Рapparently my right hand was stronger in the dream for such things lol!  My friend was in disbelief at what he had seen, so I repeated it.  I told Kyle this is why I enjoy the dream world so much.  In the dream realm I fly invisible ships, have wings, can just jump and fly out of a tree.  In my dreams I can visit other worlds and as of last night,  bend metal and levitate crystals with my mind!  Way cool!

Speaking of dreams.¬† Yesterday we “publicked” and went and got the tires on our car rotated and did a Target run for our favorite liquid soap, Dr. Bronners: (https://www.drbronner.com/).¬† Exciting right?!¬† Well when we checked out at Target, the clerk named Robbin seemed to be having a day like I mentioned to you, that surreal feeling like nothing is real…like everything is just a dream.¬† I took her hands in mind to try to reassure her we were all real.¬†¬†She still was left wondering about reality but a little more grounded I think!¬† I guess working in a place like Target could put you in that state of mind!¬† So many nice things that most of us can’t really afford.¬† We wandered around in there and talked ourselves out everything but absolute essentials.¬† Not easy!¬† I’m pretty sure Robbin’s wages don’t allow her to buy much where she works.

19 15 21 12

S O U L = 67

18 5 1 12 9 20 25

R E A L I T Y = 90 (9 cycle)

5 18 5 1 13

D R E A M = 41

20 9 18 5

T I R E = 52  (funny that tire and door have the same numeric value!)

4 15 15 18

D O O R = 52

23 1 6 6 12 5

W A F F L E = 53 (it cracks me up with words like this – essentially a waffle is a kind of wafer and they have the same numeric value)

23 1 6 5 18

W A F E R = 53

13 21 19 9 3

M U S I C = 65

Dreamt about some men this morning who looked like they may be from Hawaii or Samoa (been praying for Hawaii a lot lately!).  One of them was playing an instrument that I have come to find out today actually exists!  The Coconut Thumb Piano, Kalimba or a Mbira which actually has origins in Africa:

(Redirected from Thumb piano) The mbira is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumb_piano

Origin

It is said that before globalisation, these instruments could only be found in Africa and where African descendants lived. Therefore, the thumb piano we know in the West, called kalimba, is a modernized version of its African ancestors.

Many tribes, all across the continent, have developed their own unique thumb pianos over the centuries. Because the languages and cultures of these tribes vary so much, so do the names and traditions of their instruments.

Thumb Piano Coconut Natural

Program we started watching, kind gives me an “ache” inside…man I’m getting so old!

https://www.rediscoverthe80s.com/2017/02/recap-of-cnns-the-eighties-miniseries.html

The Sixties, The Seventies, and The Eighties Intros- CNN ***HD QUALITY***

 

13 May 2018 Dreaming stone (Labradorite) and Mom’s Day

Hello to you.  Today has been a really  nice day.  My sweetheart cooked us dinner while I was outside drawing and sweating Рreally warm and humid today.

13 May 2018 – this drawing is me thinking of myself as a baby blue dragon clutching my labradorite ball last night. I had like 2 or 3 lucid dreams in a row! One of them is represented by the little black girl holding a pink crystal necklace. She wanted to take it and I told her no. There is also a box represented by the realtor like lady from one of the dreams last night. There is a box with two people with huge dogs – these special beautiful beings seem to show up and just disappear for me. The dogs they are with are almost like spirits more than dogs.

Hope all the folks that nurture others are having a special day.¬†¬† The term “Mom” isn’t just for women in my book.¬† I called my Mom today and it was hard because there was so much I wanted to say but tears got to¬†me first.¬† For all my Mom and I have been through, I just dearly love her and am so grateful for all the important things she managed to get through my thick skull.¬† This is her first Mother’s Day without her Mom and I can only imagine how surreal that would be if I were in her shoes.¬† We lost Grandma a couple of months ago.¬† We had all been praying for her to “be free” but as we all know, it’s not all up to us with these sort of things.

13 May 2018 – drawing I did after I talked to Mom

As I mentioned in my notes with the drawing, last night I decided to sleep with my Labradorite crystal ball and it was like one lucid dream after another.¬† This hasn’t happened to me in a¬†long time.¬†¬†¬† Both of the orbs I have are in the picture.¬† Do you have a favorite crystal for dream travels?

What is Labradorite?

https://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/labradorite/labradorite-info.php

Labradorite Gemstone Information

About Labradorite – History and Introduction

Labradorite is a gemstone that was named after Labrador in Canada, where it was found on the Isle of Paul, near Nain in 1770. It has since been found in other places, including Finland, Madagascar, and Australia. After its discovery, labradorite became popular with the missionaries. Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar which shows adularescence (a white or bluish light seen when turned). This optical effect is so unique to labradorite that it has been termed “labradorescence”. It is the result of diffraction of light in the layers of rock. When viewed at certain angles, labradorite exhibits such captivating color that has led to Inuit legends stating that the Northern Lights shone down on the shores of Labrador and were captured inside these colorful stones. The most highly valued labradorite is material that shows the full spectrum of color in its labradorescence. Labradorite that does not exhibit labradorescence can still make beautiful gemstones because of aventurescence, which is a glitter caused by diffraction of light from mineral platelets.

There are three further types of labradorite; spectrolite, andesine-labradorite and rainbow moonstone (which is sometimes referred to by the trade name, “Madagascar moonstone”). As the trade name indicates, rainbow moonstone comes from Madagascar and it has an intense blue schiller. Spectrolite is a rare labradorite from Finland. It is known for displaying a beautiful spectral play of color, hence the name, “spectrolite”. Andesine-labradorite is created by enhancing the color of labradorite.

Interesting:

Labradorite Gemstone Mythology, Metaphysical and Alternative Crystal Healing Powers Back to Top

According to an Inuit legend, the Northern Lights are captured in the minerals on the coast of Labrador. This is not surprising considering the magical, iridescent color of labradorite. Labradorite is thought to be a magical stone that possesses powerful protective properties and helps its wearer to find their true path in life. It is thought to “bring light” to the otherwise unknown, and thus provide its wearer with insight. Additionally, labradorite is credited with having the ability to bring out the positive in people and calm overactive minds, bringing peace to its wearer. Labradorite is also thought to soothe menstrual problems, aid disorders of the lungs, prevent colds, help with digestion and regulate both metabolism and blood pressure. In traditional Hindu belief systems, labradorite is associated with the throat chakra, or vishuddha, which is the center of purification. The throat chakra is associated with hearing, speech and self-expression. Wearing labradorite is thought to contribute to true and honest expression. Labradorite is said to facilitate communication between the spiritual and physical world, helping its wearer to recall dreams and experiences from past lives. It is therefore thought to help bring out psychic abilities.

12 1 2 18 1 4 15 18 20 5

L A B R A D O R I T E = 105 =6=3 cycle

 

My children:

13 May 2018 – my kids Spot and Link.

29 April 2018 Who should get the “credit” for creation?

Hello to you.¬† I’m up early this morning and was thinking about something that has come to me before.¬† Who gets the “credit” for what we create in this world?¬† Credit can be in the context of just pats on the back or accolades.¬† Credit can also¬†mean, in our modern world, ¬†financial support.¬† When I create, I’m not really looking for either, it used to, but not anymore.¬†¬†The reason this came up in my thoughts?¬† I was¬†I was going to try to put my initials and date on the drawings I’m sharing today and realized that it really doesn’t matter all that much!¬† They don’t belong to me really, they belong to a power greater than myself.¬† They belong to the God of my understanding, energy and energy is everyone and everything….the collective consciousness.

When I do something creative, I feel like I’m tapping into the collective consciousness.¬† After all, I my opinion, there really isn’t such a thing as an original idea just a reinterpretation of one that has already come before.¬†¬†Even what I am writing at this moment doesn’t really belong to me in a sense.¬†¬†Only when my ego needs a stroke¬†do I really care about such things!¬† Sometimes I can be pretty hard on myself.¬† When I get like that,¬†my self-esteem plummets pretty low.¬†¬†I will¬†sometimes look for a source outside of myself to somehow lift myself up.¬† Ironically, this was the driving force behind me using Facebook to share my drawings and stuff!

Since I seldom turn a profit for¬†what I channel aka “create”, I think that’s about as pure as it gets.¬† Why should I get hung up on labeling my work?¬† The only reason that comes to mind, is kind of like from that Big Eyes movie when the husband tried to take credit and actually profit from¬†his wife’s work.¬† The karmic resolution to that took place in a courtroom.¬† The judge put the husband and wife to work at¬†blank canvas painting and the husband¬†was unable to¬†recreate his wife’s paintings.

Amy Adams and Margaret Keane tell Big Eyes Movie Story (I wonder if all the folks involved with this film, to include Margaret, receive money for sales of this film?  Not quite sure how that works.)

So should I consider copywriting everything I do?¬† I guess if I decided that I was going to try and make a living doing what I do but what a struggle that would be!¬†¬†Whenever I have tried to make money doing something it has often turned into a negative thing.¬† I have very few positive experiences with making money for what I have made.¬† The only ways¬† it has been positive is when I do something for a gift or¬†someone has asked me¬†to make something and they provided¬†the financial support and or materials for me to do it.¬† I think making things and churning them out for profit would¬†be very¬†pretty empty for me.¬† Something else I’ve realized, like blogging here for example, as soon as I upload anything into this artificial collective consciousness, the internet, I give away any all the relevance of ownership in my opinion.¬† Anyone can save my pictures to their hard drive and “make them their own” as I’ve done with other artists work.

Why do¬†I create?¬† What is my motivation?¬† My motivation is most often¬†having the feeling I get by being close to God.¬† It feels good!¬† It’s like having a conversation without words and¬†it makes me feel complete inside.¬† Then, out of gratitude, I feel I have to¬†pass it all on to help somebody else like I do here in this blog.¬†¬† Isn’t this the way God, divinity….whatever your word for the energy¬†that propels you through this life supposed to be?¬† A power greater than ourselves that unconditionally loves and accepts us even if we make a drawing that looks like a child may have done it?¬†

Matthew 19:14 14Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

No one, no matter how hard they try can exactly replicate what I do.¬† Kind of like forgeries and copies….they will always be forgeries and copies but never the original work as it was first channeled through me.¬†¬†So I’m not¬†very worried about it anymore.¬†¬† I feel bad for people in this world who do get so hung up on ownership¬†versus staying in the flow of creation.¬† It¬†must be such a fight everyday to keep what they perceive belongs to them!¬† I would say this is especially true¬†for¬†anyone who makes a living on their image and¬†creative endeavors in any¬†profession.¬†¬†I wonder what¬†would happen if they just let go of that?

What has¬†come to me in meditations with the God of my understanding (I use the word God because it’s simpler) many times is nothing belongs to us but¬†perhaps one thing, the essence of who we are inside.¬† The energy ball, the soul,¬†part of our being that makes us uniquely¬†“us” no matter what outside forces may try to change it.¬† I imagine that when our bodies are¬†tired and must be¬†returned back to the earth,¬†we just move on and become something or someone else but we are not lost.¬† The unconditional, loving energy of existence makes sure we are never¬†truly lost.¬†¬† We just become something a little different but just the same.

These drawings I did yesterday were made for me and for someone else to enjoy and I hope you do:

U2 – Song For Someone (Directed by Matt Mahurin)

See more songs by U2

Lyrics

 Song for Someone

You got a face not spoiled by beauty
I have some scars from where I’ve been
You’ve got eyes that can see right through me
You‚Äôre not afraid of anything they’ve seen
I was told that I would feel nothing the first time
I don’t know how these cuts heal
But in you I found a rhyme

If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Now we shouldn’t doubt
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
A song for someone

You let me into a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whatever’s in there
It’s yours to take
I was told I’d feel nothing the first time
You were slow to heal
But this could be the night

If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Within and without
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
This is a song for someone

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

And I’m a long way
From your hill of Calvary
And I’m a long way
From where I was, where I need to be
If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a kiss
I stole from your mouth
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

 Songwriters: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL DAVID HEWSON
© Universal Music Publishing Group
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

18 Feb 2018 Who are we now?

Hello to you.¬† It’s 11:45 am on this cool, gray Sunday.¬† I just wanted to share a positive word.¬† I feel like I am discovering a way to be useful in this world, and it’s not an easy process but a process just the same – seeking and finding the positive things¬†in people, places and things.¬†¬† I used to be really good at this – when I was a child of course.¬† Well thankfully, inside, I still feel my inner child very much alive!¬† The part of me that our Sam taught me to hold on to – there are no strangers in this world, just family you haven’t met yet.¬† Not just friends, FAMILY.¬† Why do I say that?¬† With my understanding of God as energy.¬†¬† If everything is energy and everything is God then that makes us all – every single form of life know and unknown – family!

Anyhew.¬†¬† In my meditation this morning, the message that came forth was about how the past can hang and or trip us up to getting to where we want to go.¬† I have shared this before here but I will share it again:¬† “It’s not who we were in the past, it’s who we are now.”¬† The God of my understanding doesn’t care about the past because Time is our device.¬† The God of my understanding doesn’t care about what mistakes we’ve made in the past only if we don’t learn from them and intentionally keep repeating them.¬† If we don’t even try to make amends to those we’ve wronged to include ourselves.

As I sat outside doing this drawing and meditation a thought occurred to me for places we could start making amends – prisons of all kinds, nursing homes, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centers and our churches.¬† All the places for humans, animals and plants that could be considered cages.¬† Unconditional love and forgiveness has not been taught or learned by many.¬† What if we were to work together starting in a place we all share….the heart?¬† Just a thought…an idea with a positive intention and or motive.

 

13 Feb 2018 Seek First to Understand

Hello just a quick post.¬† I wanted to share some thoughts that came to me today.¬† I had been feeling anxious and my brain was running pretty fast and I’m tired from not sleeping so well the past couple of nights.¬† So I grabbed my chalks, even though it is cold out (if you dress appropriately the cold isn’t so bad), and these thoughts came to me….specifically the words of one of my favorite prayers.¬† The part about seeking to understand versus always being understood specifically.¬† Most of my life I’ve tried to do the understanding part but it’s not always easy.¬† Sometimes you want others to “get you” to understand why you are the way you are and you can’t tell them the whole story of why because they have their own problems too.¬†¬† It’s hard to focus on other people’s “stuff” when while they are talking, you are thinking about your own self the whole time….”what’s in this for me?¬† why should I care?”¬† It’s hard to be selfless and empathetic and or caring and also¬†take care of, even “protect” yourself from others stuff.¬† This is where compromise, respect, treating others like you would want to be treated and healthy boundaries¬†and all that good stuff comes into play.

Anyhew –¬†hope something here resonates.¬† One person can’t fix a mess as big as the one we’ve got here on Earth.¬† I know I didn’t make all this mess but I did have my part in all of it.¬† We each¬†have a part in the mess and have to find our way of working towards¬†a loving, peaceful, non-violent solution to it.¬† It didn’t happen overnight!¬† The phrase that keeps coming to me, “Trust the Process.”¬† For me that means having faith in myself and the God of my understanding that there is a plan in all of this.

 

10 Feb 2018 Houses and Becoming (17 April 2018 edited version)

Hello again. It’s cold and getting colder by the minute as I write. Today will be an inside day I think! This morning I finished working on the blanket I started working on back in January of last year! It’s a corner to corner pattern that my friend Erin and Red Heart Yarn taught me how to do and it’s pretty much the only one I use now lol.

I did get out for a quick chalk meditation this morning and some interesting stuff came forward. For many, what I am sharing with you may not resonate with your belief systems, culture, morals or value system…may seem strange even. You may not agree with what is here and that is perfectly fine! Everyone has a comfort zone….a “warm blanket” if you will. I am just passing on what came to me with no expectation from you the reader.

A phrase kept popping into my head this morning, “Old God’s in New Houses.” This is a phrase that came from a film called Queen of the Damned and sadly, one of my favorite female musicians was in it, Aaliyah.¬† After Aaliyah died in a terrible plane crash I was devastated.¬† It is so sad to me that such a tragedy should happen to such a talented young woman as she was.¬† Every time I see the movie, I am reminded of what a great loss was suffered by the music world at her passing.

Who are you? Did you know once a long time ago but the world beat and or numbed it out of you? I am hoping to empower you to be who God brought you here to be. To remember who you are and if you can’t and want to, do the work here in this shared dream this planet-sized school we are all in, and find out!

When I think of Aaliyah and from my own personal experiences of¬†what I’ve observed in the world, this seems to be¬†happening.¬† Have you ever met someone and felt like you met them before? What was it about them?¬† A look, a gesture, a walk, a way of speaking, something they said, sharing sentences…a smell?¬† Some of this is just nature of course but I believe there is more to it than that.¬† Perhaps on some level you have or did. If you think about the entire cycle of life, death and new life why would that not be possible? What if the energy all around us, capable of making an entire planet full of life, not have such a system? Recycling? Repurposing? What is energy? To me? God! What is God? Life, death and new life. How do we get there? It’s a process and it takes time but it is eternal.¬† I believe the Gods of many understanding and my own have kept their promise to all of us with this beautiful blessing of earth.

The¬† most valuable lessons I have learned from this life thus far¬†has come from my observance of trees and nature.¬† The tree of life symbol from various different religions and walks of spirit is what resonates with me the most.¬† I believe that whatever we feel we have lost in the passing of someone we love is returned to us beyond measure.¬† This happened with our loss of our precious¬†fur babies Sam, Blondie, Amber and May.¬† In the void left by their passing, they¬†have¬†returned to us in other ways.¬† I see their return and presence in¬†nature¬†and all of it’s forms.¬† The Wiccan, Native American and Buddhist walks of faith ¬†have been milestones for me from my Christian and Catholic foundations in faith.¬† Each walk of faith, in my opinion, has had a contribution to my overall perspective of spirituality.

When I was stationed at Travis AFB, one of my ex-husbands roommates was a Satanist.¬† He was a good man and we actually were able to communicate about difficult subjects.¬† We never completely got a long but there was good in him.¬† I try to find the¬†positive in all people, the best I can find and sometimes it’s almost impossible.¬† When I feel I can’t find anything¬†positive about someone, I will pray for them and I say this in the context of not being any particular walk of spirit.¬†¬†I don’t believe in hero’s and villains, good or evil or any labels put on people that make them either good or bad.¬† This is why I have chosen a “no labels” path for myself….it is a very lonely path to walk.¬† I have had a dream for a long time of all of us walking together as one but not to be ruled or made slaves.¬† My dream is that we would all walk together as family.

Part of the walking together involves something called forgiveness.¬† I think it was Oprah Winfrey that I learned this from.¬† We will forgive but that doesn’t mean we forget.¬† Right now I am feeling like a bunch of stuff I had already worked through is getting brought back up for someone else’s benefit or may be I thought I was finished with it and perhaps wasn’t.¬† I don’t believe we experience anything for no reason….it’s not a coincidence.¬† I believe everything is connected to divine timing and just how the God of energy operates.

I hope something here resonates with you today.¬† I am revisiting some of my blogs here and if you should come across some that are incomplete or missing pictures etc. it’s because I was considering deleting this blog entirely just so I wouldn’t hurt anyone.

 

10 Feb 2018 We Lead By Our Example

Hello to you.  Last night Kyle and I watched the Olympics Opening Ceremonies and I was brought to tears by the beauty of what I saw and also very disappointed in my country.  My favorite moments included watching The Map to The Stars Рit brought tears to my eyes.  It has been so refreshing for Kyle and I to see new faces, hear new stories and learn about a culture that is so intricately woven into our own.  Kyle even recognized the Cardinal Directions.    He used to buy and read Manga and he introduced me to anime which we both now really enjoy.

http://ecumenicalbuddhism.blogspot.com/2010/02/four-symbols-five-cardinal-directions.html – excerpt, recommend if this peaks your curiosity you read this.

The Four Symbols (Chinese: ŚõõŤĪ°; pinyin: S√¨ Xi√†ng) are four mythological creatures in the Chinese constellations. They are:

  • Azure Dragon of the East (ťĚíťĺć)
  • Vermillion Bird of the South (śúĪťõÄ)
  • White Tiger of the West (ÁôĹŤôé)
  • Black Tortoise of the North (Á饜≠¶)

Each one of them represents a direction and a season of the year, and each has its own individual characteristics and origins. They have been portrayed in many historical Chinese and Korean myths and fiction, and also appear in many modern Japanese comic books and animation.

 

9 Feb 2018 – My thoughts lead me to the Akashic records. One of my favorite vampire flicks, Queen of the Damned starred Aaliyah who played Akasha…the Mother of all vamps.

The Box, Map to the Stars reference makes sense to me now as it was part of the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Games to include a man who sat in a box and I was disappointed in his behavior, #2 Mike Pence.¬† Here was an opportunity for launching a path to peace and our country made choices to the contrary.¬† This is what conditional love looks like to me.¬†¬† Progress not perfection though, at least all the “players” were there and willing to be in the same physical vicinity as one another.¬†¬† It’s not the “body” that matters, it’s the behavior of the energy wearing the body that does.¬† Actions speak louder than words.¬†¬†¬† If you want peace in this world, you are going to have to work a lot harder on your behavior to get it.¬† It’s about behavior when it comes to the quality of our character not our physical appearance or presence.

13 Oct 2016 – It looks like for this particular game, the white piece defeated another white piece….

¬†Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong¬†showed great courage to me, a woman, trying to lead by her example and at least try to change the course of history.¬† When I watched her, I had to smile.¬† She strikes me as someone with a wicked sense of humor.¬† I know there are “violations” and “wrongs” that have happened but America has lead by it’s example with blood on the streets every day.¬† How many mass shootings in just these few days of the year in this country.¬† We are in no position to judge anyone.

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43003564

Winter Olympics 2018: Pence skips dinner with N Koreans

US Vice-President Pence (R) was seated near Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong (L) at the opening ceremonyImage copyright AFP/Getty Images
Image caption Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong was seated in the row behind US Vice-President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony

US Vice-President Mike Pence has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam.

Mr Pence briefly encountered Mr Kim but they tried to avoid directly facing each other, Yonhap news agency reports.

Later South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

The Games are taking place amid tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

Mr Yong-nam did briefly meet with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the dinner. According to a UN spokesperson, Mr Guterres reiterated a hope for “peaceful denuclearisation” on the peninsula.

What happened at the dinner?

Mr Pence and Kim Yong-nam were being hosted by President Moon before the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.

But the US vice-president left the reception venue after five minutes, South Korea’s Yonhap said.

While Mr Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both shook hands with Mr Kim, Mr Pence did not, South Korean officials said.

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At the event Mr Moon said he hoped the Winter Olympics would be remembered as the “day peace began”. He is due to meet the North Korean delegation for talks on Saturday according to Yonhap.

At the opening ceremony, Mr Pence, Kim Yo-jong and Kim Yong-nam were seated in close proximity to each other.

Mr Pence has brought to South Korea as a guest Fred Warmbier, the father of a young American who died after being released from prison in North Korea.

Who is Kim Yo-jong?

The highest profile member of the North Korean delegation to the Games, she is the first immediate member of the North’s ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-1953 Korean war.

Ms Kim, who is said to be very close to her brother, was promoted to the North’s powerful politburo last year.

She is on a US sanctions list over alleged links to human rights abuses in North Korea.

Ms Kim is thought to be about 30 years old, around four years younger than her brother.

Ms Kim (C) shook hands with Mr Moon at the opening ceremonyImage copyright Reuters
Image caption North Korea’s Ms Kim shook hands with South Korea’s Mr Moon at the opening ceremony

Her visit is being seen as a sign that Kim Jong-un is serious about improving ties with the South, the BBC’s South Korea correspondent Laura Bicker reports.

She adds that some are also speculating that Ms Kim might be bringing a message from her brother.

How will the Koreas compete at the Games?

Athletes from both North and South Korea marched under one flag at the opening ceremony, bringing spectators to their feet.

They are also fielding a joint women’s ice hockey team.

Alongside 22 athletes, Pyongyang has sent more than 400 delegates to the Games, including a team of cheerleaders and an orchestra.

North and South Korean athletes marched under one flag at the opening ceremonyImage copyright AFP/Getty
Image caption North and South Korean athletes marched under one flag at the opening ceremony

However the opening ceremony was not shown on North Korean state TV, which was broadcasting patriotic songs and slogans celebrating industry and the armed forces.

Have relations warmed?

Experts have cautioned that the current burst of sports diplomacy does not put an end to underlying regional tensions.

On Thursday North Korea had held a military parade that was originally scheduled for April but was brought forward.

Nevertheless, 2018 has got the countries off on an improved footing.

Kim Jong-un surprised many in his televised new-year speech, when – amid threats against the US – he expressed support for the Winter Olympics and a wish to “melt the frozen North-South relations”.

The South had already said the North would be welcome to send a delegation, but few believed it would happen.

Later in January, a communications hotline was reinstated between the two countries, whose authorities then met for the first high-level talks in two years.

The Korean peninsula has been divided since the 1950-53 war and the two sides have never signed a peace treaty.