It isn’t just those we see who hide behind the mask, or our self for that matter. We are told to “test the spirits”.
Question: if spirit rarely states their name, does this mean we lose our identity once we transition? Or is our identity coalesced with every previous identity we’ve ever experienced, therefore, nullifying, or making insignificant any name we’ve previously held? If the unseen do give a name, is it being used to manipulate, to hook the emotion and drag the energy here and there? Or is the intention pure?
Perhaps our “essence” becomes our life signature instead of a name when we cross the veil.
Darkness of Day, my love.
Make it go away, my love.
The view of the rising sun, so beautiful, my love.
Sit with me my love, let us see, my love.
And each day hereafter, my love, let there be peace.
In every exchange, we are either taking from someone’s ‘cup’ or we add to it. I have a relation who always took from the cup, and always replaced it with that which is not good … guilt trips and manipulations. My cup became empty except for these things which goodness was replaced with. I became ill, physically, mentally ill. Since I know this is how it will remain (after 50 years this is a given) I was forced to sever the relation giving and receiving, I had to learn to protect my ‘cup’ from this one, and others.
When we take and take, never giving anything worthwhile in return, the cup we’ve been accustomed to taking from will become depleted. The cup holder will have no choice but to sever relation in order to replenish their now empty, or suffering, cup.
Every taking must be balanced with a giving, and what is given must be healthy and nourishing in order to keep the reciprocity going in a healthy, balanced matter. Fights happen, relationships break up, all due to the lack of balanced reciprocation.
I do not know why some in this world spend time taking from others cups without putting anything good back in. Perhaps they are so depleted they have nothing to give, or perhaps they have no desire to keep balance, only to possess that which they see as good.
This goes for ALL relations, physical, and those which are of spirit. If any of it leaves one depleted, then it is not good for us. We cannot force someone to be better balance makers, for only when they have been utterly depleted will they know the value of the gift.
Protect your ‘cup’, the sacred goblet which houses your spirit and soul. Your sacred ‘chalice’, the mind and body and every thing it holds (Emotion, Energy).
Life’s experiences will teach us much should we choose to see the lesson and act upon it.
I am so grateful I do not stay upset for long. Now if I can only refrain from sharing the fact I am upset before it eases. My goal is to not involve anyone else in these things, at least until I am calm.
One scenario after the other …
I once wanted to learn to play piano, however that was not possible at the time. I do not know any instruments besides the drum and rattles and such, and then it’s just play. No, for me my only true instrument is my vocal chords, and I am grateful for this instrument.
I’ve gotten back into singing love songs. I LOVE love songs! It is amazing how many of them I know all the words to! I asked myself earlier, “How Old am I?” Because it amazes me how many I really do know.
Of course, it takes it playing for the words to come spilling out my brain and mouth. HA! I never said instant recall without some lead in was a skill of mine.
I discovered some things are stationary. At first I got a brain cramp about it, then I decided it is okay, I’ll revamp around it, and all will be good and right in the world.
I often balk when someone gives advice. Perhaps I should try to be a better listener, instead of barging full steam ahead all riled up. More information, another mind thinking on subject, can never hurt a situation. It is a habit born from a life of standing alone for the most part.
I am hoping this will all shift soon.
If it does not (and I believe it will) I will simply find the good in delay and prepare for the time of alignment.
Everyone wants to know what their governments are doing … why? So they can argue about it?
It amazes me that so many people are chastising the youth for their desire to create a healthier planet. While the young ones gather in unison under the umbrella of this cause, many adults are bashing them, stating they have no idea what they are talking about. Rather than joining them and adding beneficial information to the cause, they fight against it.
If the adults cannot even be supportive of this idea, working with the youth toward a common goal, then it is apparent the adults do not know how to be in harmony, even under such an intense and important subject like our dying planet.
So many insist this is normal, that the earth cycles through periods such as this occasionally throughout history. This is their excuse to keep sucking the planet dry, stealing the blood (oil) an injecting hot fluids into it so they can extract its gases.
It is the adults who are disruptive and non-conducive to Peace. It is the adults who argue fuss and fight. And it is the adults who teach the youth to be this way.
Get it together. Peace does not happen when every one is so segregated. Peace only comes by being in alignment with each other.
How do you think we’re doing so far?
One topic at a time.
We are in the mist of climate disaster. However you think that is occurring, whatever your ideas on how to change this, share your thoughts in an uplifting positive manner, a manner that will be received in a good way, and we can move forward from there.
Leave argument, blame and name calling at the sidelines. It will never help us achieve anything beneficial. The egos of many are inhibiting our union. Don’t play into it.
“Decisions that have been made for the last couple of centuries have been decisions made without the presence of a real God….from the vision, not of God, but of money.”
— Tom Porter, MOHAWK
As we view the world today, it’s easy to see the people are off track. We are no longer living in harmony. Focusing on the material only leads us from the path of the Creator. We must now pray for ourselves and the people in a pitiful way. We must be humble and ask the Great Spirit to intervene because if we don’t, our children will continue to have troubles. They are acting out our behavior as adults. Today is a good time to start. We need to get the spiritual way back into our lives. We need to focus on the spiritual.
My Creator, help me to focus on the spiritual way.
As I pulled out of my driveway for the weekend I looked left and saw this beauty. It was only this stretch. I’m not certain if there was additional rainbow behind those clouds, and the colors of the portion I could see were quite intense.
Before I made my way up the hill I took a bit of a joy ride and saw this covered bridge and another building just to the side of the road, slightly beyond the bridge.
Just below was the river (creek).
While running around in open field I received four doses of Bee Medicine 🐝 and a love bite for good measure. It is amazing how shifting perspective changes from a venomous encounter to a dosage for health … mind, body, spirit. Bees sense when we need a little of what they offer, and they always deliver.
I never knew I could fall in love with so many people at once.
I learned this weekend that sometimes when we shed our past it will still occasionally rear it’s head and fight strongly to survive. At this moment I also understood (yet again, and more clearly than before) that I am always at choice as to how I will respond to these moments. With assistance from chosen family, I am happy to say that this moment dissipated in under 30 minutes, replaced with love, and a return to joy.
Knowledge is such a blessing as I age … my own, and others’ as they share freely.
Many people came to this Green Corn ceremony and celebration. It was incredible and amazing how everyone assisted, cared for, and were personally involved with each and every person … and animal.
I was able to wear my first two ribbon dresses I had sewn and also try out the first pair of moccasins I created. Adjustments will happen and new garments and boots will be constructed for next Corn Planting ceremony and celebration.
I gained a “Grandpa” and was gifted training from two Grandmas on dance steps, how to hold my shawl properly, and how to move to the music in a fashion that matched the drum tempo, always pausing forward movement for the Honor Beats, dancing in place.
I learned how to pollinate the corn 🌽 also. I was gifted red corn ears from The Blue Clan and will try my newly learned process, teaching myself how to grow great, full ears of corn at harvest. It is going to be fantastic!
I am learning so much from my chosen Brothers and Sisters it fills my Heart, heals my Spirit, and nourishes my Soul.
As I sit here, all things in their place and myself finally cleaned up after four days of Sacred Relation in a dry camp, I am completely at peace. Completely. Relaxation like this doesn’t come along too often, so I will start projects that will be utilized in our next gathering, and as I create, I will think of my chosen family, loving them, excited to see them again … All of them … and the others who will come in future.
A return to the Sacred Ways is happening … now. There are so many who feel in their hearts the truth. That we have never been alone, and when we assist each other in a good way, with love and empathy in our hearts and minds, ALL honorable circumstances are possible.
Bless the Tradition Keepers, those who have safeguarded the Old Ways, so that we may return to a life of Peace.