To all the women of the world.
Dedicated to the heart of the woman where divine love is reflected in human integrity. To the mother, wife, daughter, and friend.
Dedicado para el corazón de la mujer donde el amor divino es reflejado en la integridad humana.
Para la madre, la esposa, la hija, y la amiga.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
“Weeks before my son died, we were still hopeful that he would recover from his second brain surgery and regain some quality of life. He wanted to live. He fought so valiantly. As a mother, I could not be prouder of my son.
So…go ahead…take a knee.
Btw….just a little bit of information about this picture. This is physical therapy working with my son. She asked him to sit on the side of the bed. Michael…on his own, chose to STAND ….with whatever power he could muster, AND SALUTE.
My dad…who was helping his only grandson during physical therapy and saw what Michael was doing…asked for a picture to be taken. (So glad he did….and if anyone knows my dad…he is not a real fan of pictures, but he felt this was THAT IMPORTANT. )
This is a picture of a UNITED STATES MARINE showing respect with the last bit of energy he had in this earthly life. But you entitled fools go ahead and kneel.”
Signed a GOLD STAR MOM.
Shadow ~ Trust in Magic ~ Magic is the mysterious and coincidental. It is at the heart of those moments of synchronicity and knowing. It is woven into the awareness that there is more to life that what you can see. It is born of that moment when you step without fear and with loving heart into the Void, voice your desire, and have Great Spirit send his messengers to show you the way. Trust in Magic. It is real, and it surrounds you.
Soul ~ A New Day Dawns ~ Today is a new day. With the dawn comes an opportunity to begin again or to embrace something new. Create what you wish to create. Become the person who you dream of being. Do not allow your doubts or fears to hold you back, for this day is bright with hope and good fortune. Go forth and greet it with a smile upon your lips and joy in your heart.
Let the Two Become One ~ Honor Gaia ~ The earth upon which you dwell is more than just a rock covered in water, stone and dirt. The earth beneath your feet, the mountains, the forests, the rivers, lakes, oceans, and the air that you breathe are all part of the magical living entity that is Gaia. She is our eternal mother, our provider, and our home. Gaia gives us life. Without her, we would not be. Honor Gaia by seeing the truth of what she is. Honor Gaia by loving her as you love yourself.
Reading from the deck “Messenger Oracle” created by Ravynne Phelan
LOVE reaches beyond gender, race or species.
LOVE is simple, yet it requires full release of expectation, replaced by a surety that we are all from the same substance.
Let us practice being Lovers rather than destroyers.
Today is a day to focus on courage. I have the courage to make the decisions that must be made, to do the work that must be done, to face the things that must be faced. I summon the courage of the warrior and protector and manifest it in my life. I acknowledge the courage within myself and also honor the courage I see in others.
~ A Daily Book of Pagan Prayer by Megan Day
Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was just a few feet from the finish line, but became confused with the signage and stopped, thinking he had completed the race. A Spanish runner, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind him and, realizing what was happening, started shouting at the Kenyan to continue running. Mutai didn’t know Spanish and didn’t understand. Realizing what was taking place, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory.
A journalist asked Ivan, “Why did you do that?” Ivan replied, “My dream is that someday we can have a kind of community life where we push and help each other to win.”
The journalist insisted “But why did you let the Kenyan win?” Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he was going to win. The race was his.” The journalist insisted, and again asked, “But you could have won!” Ivan looked at him and replied, “But what would be the merit of my victory? What would be the honor in that medal?
What would my Mother think of that?”
Values are passed on from generation to generation.
What values are we teaching our children?
Let us not teach our kids the wrong ways and means to WIN.
Instead, let us pass on the beauty and humanity of a helping hand. Because honesty and ethics are WINNING!