Been going on a long time … https://www.nytimes.com/1972/10/04/archives/war-rainmaking-subject-of-suit-us-said-to-violate-patent-in.html
“As Elders, it is our place to show respect to our young people in order to gain respect.”
— Grace Azak, NISGA’A
The attitude of our leaders will be the attitude of the people. The attitude of the parents will be the attitude of the children. If respect is shown from above, respect will be developed below. If the Elders show respect, the younger people will be respectful. As above, so below. This happens because of innterconnectedness. The heart of the Elders is connected to the heart of the youth.
Great Spirit, in the fall season let me respect both the Elders and the youth.
Change is from within means that all positive and lasting change begins on the inside of an individual and works its way out.
“All of us begin to rethink what is good about ourselves – put the past where it belongs – and get on with the possibilities of the present!”
— Howard Rainer, TAOS PUEBLO-CREEK
There is a saying, you move toward and become that which you think about. So the question for today is, what are you thinking about? Are you thinking bad things about yourself or are you thinking good things about yourself? Are you thinking about a worldly life? Are you thinking good things about people or are you gossiping about people? Are you focusing on past things or are you living in the future? We need to bring our thoughts into the NOW, right here.
Great Spirit, let me experience living in the present moment.
Recently I quizzed my longest known friend of 29 years, and another that I’ve known for 12 what their opinions of me were … the harshest thing that was said is, “Well, you’re weird”. And I thought, whew!
For a minute their (via someone’s vile perspectives) I was sucker punched right back into history. But not now, not after seeing and hearing the perspective of two people who know me well. How ridiculous that I would have ever entertained the opinion of one who knew me long ago.
Guilt or shame from the past can hinder us from progressing into the future. I really thought I had done well releasing that stuff, but a very kind person (a-hem) pulled it up and allowed me to see what still resides inside my heart. Now, because of this, I have opportunity to clean house a bit more, work I was not aware needed doing.
This one did not say the things said in order to help me (although, on a subconscious level this could be exactly what happened), however this is the case, a blessing was gifted me in the guise of attack. A showing of the hidden things in the crevasses of my heart, mind, and spirit/soul. Sometimes a tearing down must occur before a building up can happen.
I am excited, for the last Green Corn experienced was pure bliss. The opportunity I’ve had to face these hidden shames, the release that has taken place, the soothing my sisters have provided, and remaining with those I’ve been doing ceremony with, the next corn planting should be an even greater, heavenly experience.
‘Self’ cannot be truly understood without these ‘helpers’, so I bow to them. We have no need to visit this matter again. Seeing clearly, and thinking we are seeing clearly are two distinct things. In this circle our thoughts either assist us, or further our blindness. It is important to ask of ourself if what people tell us they see is actually there, or simply a reflection, a gaslighting, of their own inner reality.
It is not wise to harbor the opinions of ourself that others hold within their perspective (unless it is awesome!). Those in the practice of tearing people down should be used for the opportunities of growth they provide, nothing more that that. Use the lesson for continued growth, and move on.
I am the Sea! Every wave I feel distinctly as it rises and falls in me. I say to myself, “I’ll sit and wait.”
Why do I light all these candles and close my eyes, you ask? When the wax melts on these home made votives, it smells lovely. Smooth, slow jazz plays in my ears, shifting my energy flow.
There is this need in me to get in touch with my sensitivities … mind, body unity. Meditation (sitting still, in silence) and breathing are super important. Knowing that what we do does not have to look like it does for other people is important also. We are all different, after all, and yet the same.
When I say I am this or that, one or the other, I have not lied about who I am. I am Polarity.
I close my eyes and see the silhouette of a black cat open mouth, swallowing a dinosaur. HA! She ate a dinosaur! A striped tabby at rest, laying atop a wooden banister. CATS everywhere! They’ve been visiting me for a number of years now.
What the heck does Beta, Zemper, Mover mean?
Interesting … I’ve always said I was slow on the uptake … but once I get it, I get it.
Like steel, your firm planting allows my soul to rest.
The warmth of your heart is reflected in every ounce of light, beaming into my Center, my Core, healing my hurts.
The beauty of your simple crookedness permits me to know, without doubt, there is beauty in all my crooked places too.
I am eternally grateful for you.
Your treasures are not hidden, nor can they ever be marred, for every use, every gifting, only increases the portions which give you value.
Loving, Bright Value.
Even in your plain state, it shows that no other could possibly replace you.
The Calm of a Winter Snow.
The Freshness of a Slow Wind.
The Fire of a Warm Sun.
A Twinkling Flow resembling a Glistening River.
Thank you for warming my heart. Thank you for being kind.
Last night the word “Omnimian” came to mind. I rolled over in my slumbered state and wrote it down.
Recently some turmoil was drummed up in my heart. Seven days it took for me to get over the ‘Soul Punch’ and on the seventh day I was called Omnimian, by spirit.
Omni : In All Ways Or Places
Mian : Common as a suffix added to the name of a respected person.
Life is lifting and looking up, and all the while it increases, the old patterns will be thrown in face and old participants will try to force one to swallow, dragging back into the pits of turmoil.
I vow this will not happen.
I did not know I was held in such high esteem from the unseen, it is a blessing I will cherish. The other stuff … I release.
I will cherish the gift of relationship given me by my father. He introduced me to people who are so beautiful, my soul literally sings when I am with them.
I’m not riding the ship, the ship is riding me.
I am the Sea.