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River of Life

Published October 21, 2018 by tindertender

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Late at night thoughts come and go as I lay in a state between worlds, conscious and subconscious, waking and sleep.

I considered spinning cocoons of light around certain situations in order to brighten the energy when I was in various places. Since I choose not to impose my will upon others preferred states, I soon came to the conclusion that it is better to spin a cocoon of light around myself, fluid, and since it was a cocoon of my making I could stay within it, or move in and out of it as I willed. From this point, in theory, it is possible to throw little spears of light into the smoky haze which emanates form different forms.

I consider the word and concept of ‘spears’, and yet again my view on the way light is utilized changes. There is no need to throw anything, whether positive or negative.

While considering all the ways to visualize this light and energy work, I was visited by Owl.

In the Navajo belief system, The Owl is the envoy of the supernatural world and earth-bound spirits.
http://blog.shamansmarket.com/the-medicine-and-mythology-of-owls/

Owl medicine is a feminine trait and is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection, and magic.
http://www.birdclan.org/owl.html

I continued to move in a world between waking and sleeping where it became clear that fighting does not win wars, fighting keeps the wars from ending. There must be new techniques embraced for bringing peace to this world if it is sincerely something the majority wish to happen.

As I came to this conclusion I was visited by Golden Eagle. The head of this majestic bird was tilted down as though peering at those on the ground. Its eyes were fierce.
http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/tbacig/studproj/a1041/eagle/native.html
http://www.shamanicjourney.com/eagle-power-animal-symbol-of-spirit-vision-and-strength

Eagle Medicine is the power of the Great Spirit, 
the connection to the Divine. It is the ability to live
in the realm of spirit, and yet remain connected
and balanced within the realm of Earth. Eagle
soars, and is quick to observe expansiveness within
the overall pattern of life. From the heights of the
clouds, Eagle is close to the heavens where the
Great Spirit dwells.
~ Jamie Sams, Seneca/Choctaw, and David Carson, Choctaw

The energy generated by trying to force issues, or outcomes is utilized by those who oppose the results desired. It is important to relax, allowing the energetic input to mellow. Like a limp noodle it doesn’t have anything to offer the opposition as rigidity or force. There is less to be manipulated.

All people are having the same experience. We are watching each other as we do this. It is easy to make judgement about what we see rather then appreciating what each life brings to the whole. Rather than improving on areas of need, we tend to judge and punish.

Life is a river. When individuality is removed we can visualize all people on the banks of this river. Their fingertips are playing in the flow as it passes by … dabbling here and there in the experiences it offers.

Since this River of Life is beyond time, and yet within it, those of the past and the present and the future are all in line with their fingertips touching the flow. Millions, upon trillions of lives, united in this same stream, all energetic influences intertwined.

While writing of these late night thought forms I remember my instructor and what she said. In this work, if you come from a place of love, for the highest and best good for what people are able and willing to accept, unattached from outcomes or the need to impose our will on them, then the healing will be all that is needed. (not verbatim, but from memory this is the gist of what I absorbed from the lesson).

There is no ‘fail’ when there is simply love and a desire to promote peace and well-being.

Memorable Sound

Published October 18, 2018 by tindertender

I had the blessing of attending one of Matthews sound baths last night. There is something about a mans voice when he sings, and the sound of Matthews voice is quite wonderful. I love that he tones, and does not use words to muddle the ‘message’.

While there I met 2 friends from the town I once lived in, they drove an hour or so to be there. I also met 2 friends who live nearby, they were there facilitating entry. It was very nice to see 4 of my friends at this small gathering. Just goes to show the ‘world’ in which I belong and participate in, and the circle of friends who do as well.

An Honest Meditation

Published August 29, 2018 by tindertender

There will always be those who proclaim intelligence who spend their energies proving to the world just how easily they can tear down a spirit. They pride themselves on hurting others, they do not even need a reason to do so. If one is lacking, they make one up. They’re everywhere.

I mentioned that I wished the youth were better than they were when I was young, but that I could not see a difference. A friend of mine reminded me that, “It’s always the big mouths who we notice first, the big mouths haven’t changed much, those more in the background don’t have time to talk.” Thank you dear friend for the reminder. I love how you always point out that which gives hope for a chaotic world.

 

HYMN TO THE DIVINE MOTHER

Published May 15, 2018 by tindertender

DEVI PRAYER

English text by Julie (Julie Redstone)

The Divine Mother is everywhere.
She is in everything.
She is the Divine Essence that lives within all beings.
Her domain is the field of life, for she gives
to all beings the sustenance that is needed for life.

Her beauty lives in the natural world,
and spans the universes in all their splendor.
She has been called by many names,
for all traditions recognize Her.
Into each consciousness the knowledge is given
of the sacredness of life. 
This sacredness IS the Mother.
She is the holy generator of the physical world,
joined to the heart and soul of every living thing.
All of the Earth is one with Her.
All beings of the Earth owe their life to Her,
for she is the Mother of all, the One who bestows
all gifts of life.
Her gifts come to the deserving and to the
non-deserving alike, for the sun does not choose
upon whom to shine.
She is the source of Divine blessing, the part
of the Oneness that bestows the graces that fill life.
We have not seen Her because her being is
cloaked in silence.
She emerges now as part of the Oneness where
she has always resided, blessing all, giving to all.
All who bow before Her are sustained by the life
within them.
All who honor Her are sustained by life’s gifts
both within themselves and beyond.
The purpose of existence is to join with Life that lives
in all dimensions and all realms of being.
It is the Mother that creates this evolving,
this unfolding journey,
for she is the fabric of Time itself,
the means by which all things grow.
She is the template for life that exists within Her —
the substance and form of all that shall ever come to be.
May all be blessed by the blessings of the
Divine Oneness.

Sanskrit “Devi Prayer” from “108 Sacred Names of Mother Divine”
by Craig Pruess and Ananda:

Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Parashakti Sundari
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Mahamaye Mangale
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Mahakali Bhairavi
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Mahalakshmi Vaishnavi
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Ma Sarasvati Brahmi
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Durga Devi Shankari
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Uma Parvati Shive
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Ma Bhavani Ambike
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Annapurna Lakshmi Ma
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasya Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Kamala Katyayani
Namastastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Amba Lalitha Devi
Tvam Tripura Sundari
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasya Namo Namah

Prayer & Meditation

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender

In contemplation it has become habitual for people to ask for personal favor. What is said of meditation also refers to prayer and the way things actually work.

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Photo by David Hofmann

Seeking to ‘release’ is the key to flow. Release kindness into the world, release peace into the world, release compassion into the world, release abundance into the world … in this way, movement begins, the current which is needed to course through mind and body in a positive manner. By opening this doorway in yourself it allows circulation through you, ~ body, mind, spirit.

By asking for personal favors and blessings, you seek to take in. This does not bode well for flow. However by releasing your own personal blessing into the world, there is now room for blessing to move through you.

It’s all energy. Hording it does no one any good.

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