Oh dweller in the stars, watchers of this world, how may I participate in the ceasing of the endless pain, sorrow and suffering … how do I facilitate the end of the need for those who do so, to cause, and feed off the ills of this world, and all sentient beings? I for one love it here, and yes, I love the long walks in the wilderness. However, the parasites who feed on the proliferation of dramatic suffering need to be eliminated.
I begin my day thinking of wood, chopped wood, delivered to my house for winter fires in the fireplace. I think of candle lit evenings, roaring fire in the fireplace, soups and chili’s and home-made breads. Cobblers and home-made ice cream, doggies on my lap. Beautiful colors of fall … and hopes that next spring will rebirth a growth that will not die straight away due to poisoning of the skies and planet.
I really love it here, I wish I could stay forever. I would like the children, and their children, to experience the love for this planet that I have had opportunity to grow. My hope is that some day they will be able to drink from the rivers … ice melt … there is nothing sweeter.
It is important that citizens take action to ensure this happens. What actions, I do not know … however there are many who are moving toward cleaning up this planet. If all we have to offer is a voice, then let it be heard to raise awareness of those who poison the earth, sky and waters. If we have opportunity to take it further, let that be done as well.
Holistic medicines need to have their place in the world, being too dependent on others for our own health … is not healthy. Listen to your body, it speaks.
I plan on coming back once this life is finished … I would like there to be something to come back to ~ something beautiful, fresh, and clean. I would like to learn from those who take plant medicine seriously, and our connection to the earth as sacred.
May it slow down … may it purge the false … lab created medicines and foods … let our hearts and minds burst open and know who we are, and the sacred bond we have with each other, and all life.
May we learn to dance in the storm while the earth cleanses itself.
May the rotten not produce black fruits for us to bear.
May joy, peace, and love reign once again.
The sunflower often has a dark center. Its petals are vibrant in color, ranging from beautiful yellows and gold to oranges and reds. While the center produces seeds for food, the petals draw the birds and the bees. Here I am! the flower seems to shout.
Humanity is the same. While the darkness within the center is often all that is seen, related to, everything that can describe this darkness may have even been called our self … do not forget that within the darkness are seeds, seeds which plant the future.
Extending out from the body is light, sometimes bright and gold and sometimes a little fiery in appearances, like the oranges and reds. (There are many other colors as well, however speaking in flower terms …). The light which emanates from the center is what attracts others, same as the birds and the bees, only human.
See the bigger picture, embrace the whole of who you are. Yes, there is a shady area within the center, but even that produces nourishment for the soul, yours, and those you share with. You are not … bad. There is inherent goodness in all of the parts that make you who you are.
If someone has been tainting your ‘seeds’, shuck them to the side and focus. Whatever has been wrought upon you is not ‘you’. You know who you are better than anyone else can possibly know, get quiet, listen to your soul speak.
“Self Love ~ This is not lust behind you.”
Over time, throughout life, you may have been told that it is selfish to think of yourself before others, you may have been made to feel shame for doing so.
Shed that falsehood. It was only meant to control you.
Self love is not found in the opinion of what others have over your ‘appearance’ or ‘what you possess’. It is not found in the passion (lust) one may feel for you.
Self love comes from respecting yourself, from going within and discovering who you are. It comes from looking around at the people in your life and seeing whether they add to, or subtract from, the value you feel ought to be there. Not through ‘things’ but through actions.
Are you being assisted? Are the household chores shared? Who feeds the animals every night? Who cooks the dinner and cleans afterward? Laundry? Who changes the sheets on the bed? When every electronic gadget in the house is left on, whether in use or not, does this speak of caring about what the monthly bill will be? Does this carelessness show concern over the pocketbook and what is left for necessary purchases?
Look at the small things, the little things that add up to so much. Go deep into your heart and mind and see there what you find has true value.
A comparison I like to use is … seeds, or money (things)? When shtf, what do you suppose will have more value?
I recently read a small book titled “The Book of the Law”. It was a little crazy and the scribe wrote these ramblings as the speaker raved on about this and that, stating one contradiction after the other. At the end it was written one should burn the book after reading it. Well, I do not burn books, however I did write on a piece of paper Ramblings of a Madman and put it in the middle of the book.
There are sects which try very hard to make sense of these types of ramblings, they pour their energies into trying to follow them. Nasty and corrupt things can occur when energy is given to madness. It is wise to listen instead to the center of ones beingness, and trust in what they find there, uninfluenced by another human.
Divinity dwells within, and when we try to look outside ourselves we often do find just that … madness. When we grow it, it gets stronger. The key to diminishing it, is to go within, in silence, and listen … not for the audible word, but for the knowing that comes from true communion. Sometimes it is difficult to know when we are in communion, until we look back, and begin to count the blessings which have been bestowed on us.
Trusting that the Universe has our back, even when we are in the midst of failure, is key. Only good will come from every single deed, sometimes, impossible to see until later. Those who have left us, have gifted us with eye opening awareness. While here, they may not have known that in their core they came to do just that. Yet because of them, of their sacrifice, our eyes open more each day.
Release the anger that might be harboring in the mind and heart. Recognize the gifts, and move forward in forgiveness, compassion, and love … love for self as well … knowing that as deep as one travels in the darkness, we may also go just as far into the light … if we choose it.