Tens of thousands of women in the Indian state of Kerala have formed a series of human chains as a protest against a refusal to admit women to the Sabarimala Temple, one of Hinduism’s holiest sites.Source: CNN
These amazing, beautiful, strong women came together forming a human chain that reached nearly 400 miles to show their longing for equality, in ability to enter this temple of worship. I am so very honored to be female, watching them. Such courage!
This news is everywhere, but it has touched me deeply and so I feel it (they) deserve honorable mention in all places anyone should go to read anything.
When I listen to this song, it is these women I think of. These women, and all other women, who stand tall and support each other in unity. This is what makes me so in love with being female … Sisters, Rising!
Haseya is a Diné word meaning she rises, or to rise up. This song calls on the sacred feminine to rise together.
I am the river of life
I am the keeper of this dream
Walk with me I’ll tell you a thousand stories
Long ago given to the earth
These mountains tall
They are my only walls
In this temple
Where I bow
Rise up my sisters rise up
We are the water the sacred cup
It’s in our hands that all life grows
It’s in your dance
It’s in your hands
It’s in your love we rise above
It’s in your song I hear my soul
So rise up my sisters rise up
Let us lift each other up
Sing it from your heart
and from your soul
The sun and moon they shine together
She moves the waters
and dances with the heavens
In your eyes I see Haseya rise
In your eyes I see the giver of this life
The Gospel of Thomas is interesting, to say the least. Why do you suppose those who put together ‘todays’ bibles decided this one writing was not ‘needed’ in the book? Is it possible the editors did not want humanity to know how to ask, and to receive properly? What do you suppose their motivation was?
As I ponder this I listen to OM, a version that is quite deep and beautiful. I light a candle for children and for relatives. Relatives … includes all people, for we are all of the same Source, experiencing this life in different formats.
As realization sets in that the division we find in this country, in this world, has been carefully orchestrated to keep people warring with each other rather than uniting.
The players in this country are Democrats and Republicans. Imagine for a moment that all of the disagreement and upset has been scripted. These are the supreme actors playing their parts very well, gaining followers of sides. This is the perfect reality show … and you may have thought Donald Trump wasn’t qualified …
Exit the game, even if only for a week. Stop your emotional responses to these scenarios and just watch it unfold. Heinous crimes are being perpetrated on humanity as people all over the world are caught up in these ‘stories’, not understanding that this is meant to keep us from each other.
There are actually no sides … it has been coordinated in order to keep the people from corroborating with each other, making followers rather that leaders, enemies rather than partners.
If humans discover their truest potential, and begin manifesting their inner power, the grip of control would be lost. Everything that can be done to prevent this inner knowledge from being revealed and established is being done.
Shed the script, determine your own mind and gain your own connection with the Divine. You are not a puppet to be told what to think and to believe. The storyline is fictional as it is being told now, it is important that we dig beneath it, and discover the real truth, and the hidden agenda.
Some of the pictures are slightly blurry after crop and enlargement. The sight was beautiful and so peaceful.
The artwork is amazing! The detail in some of the faces shows the awesome skill of the person who formed these plaques.
I was stopped by a gal who asked if I were Catholic since I had attended the Daily Mass. I told her I was fascinated by all who sought the Divine …
There were tiled paintings, and fabric paintings, and wood carvings.
If you ever find yourself in the Oregon, and like the trees, and plants, and art, look up the Grotto. It’s only a $7 entry fee.
But then … you’ve pretty much seen it all here. I would have photo’d the labyrinth after walking it, but by the time I finished there were many others on it.
I hear it is beautiful in the Spring, when the flowers first bloom. There were some flowers, but mostly just the beautiful green of the trees and plants. It was so hushed and serene … I spent two and a half hours wandering around.
One thing I will say, it’s a shame that a beautiful site such as this actually has to post big signs all over the parking lot stating not to leave valuables in the car. One would think that a sacred place might be honored, respected and safe.
Having developed my body, taken charge of my thoughts, and risen above the struggle of life, I am in command. My Will is my power, my Shield is positive thought. I hold steady against that which opposes me. My target is God-realization, not revenge.
I am filled with Light. I am burning with the fire of inspiration. I am strong enough now to overcome anger by corrective action. I am strong enough now to overcome confusion by illuminating my mind. I am strong enough now to be kind even to those who do not like me. I am strong enough now to forgive. I am powerful. I allow myself to be moved bya greater force.
In groups, in front of others, is never the time to criticize another, but to praise them. In this way, all are lifted up. As we share that which we like and appreciate about each other, our bowls are filled with grace. Let us be thankful for all we have been given as human beings. Let us share our bounty. Let us share our blessings.
My trade may seem humble to many, but every movement of my hand corrects a wrong. I look like your ordinary worker but I am learning a higher trade. I am in the school of sacred studies, Mother Earth my professor, Father Sun my guide.
With love, I entice the inner person into relationship with the outer world. I attract what I wish to become and I radiate what I am. Beauty surrounds me.
Grandmothers, Grandfathers, open your ways to me. I will practice and perfect them in my peaceful place within. Speak to my heart, my soul. Let seeker and wisdom be one. All thanks be to you who have walked before me.
Sometimes the obvious is so obvious it cannot be seen. Sometimes things are so horrible the mind cannot comprehend it and there is refusal to acknowledge it.
Every person has their own pathways of living and their own abilities and maximums for being in the world.
I have vowed to be a light today. To the best of my ability I will bring smiles and positivity to this world. It is through contributions like this (and others) that things will change. It is through compassion held for each other that the darkness and sinister actions of some are brought into view.
I am grateful for those who have courage enough to assist in the cleaning up of our reality. Thank you for rousting out those that do harm and bringing an end to their spree of infectious horror.