Thank you for posting this. Profiting from poisoning the land and water is wrong no matter who benefits. Just because some First Nations people are as tempted by money as any other people does not magically erase the damage, harm and suffering.
Thank you for posting this.
Full Moon Phase: fulfillment, illumination, realization, shadow, experience
Ruling Mahavidya: Kali
This month’s journey with the band of brothers turns into a strange trip today. We find that instead of walking across the bridge, the bridge is transporting us. We are passengers, seated on a glowing floor around our teacher, Kali. In another place, the energetic fields of our physical and emotional bodies are being filtered through the prism, sorted into three categories: keep, transform, undecided. Our consciousness is here attending class.
“Each of you is a rainbow bridge, a bridge to the flowering of humanity. Your efforts are important. But there is one thing that undermines your course – distraction by illusion. Humanity, with its inherent code of sweetness, is easily fooled. Fear is continually projected to keep you in the shadows, detached from your greatness, and distracted from manifesting and actualizing that greatness.
“Together, we are bringing down this illusion, this tyranny over the mind of humanity. Systems based in power and control are dissolving all around. It is a spectacle from which it is hard to turn away. Destruction is mesmerizing. This is where most people are getting stuck. But look beyond to what’s underneath. The strength of thousands has upheld the truths of nature that were mostly eradicated. These truths have resonated from your heart and your deep connection with nature herself. They have formed the structure of the world that is emerging.
“At this point in time, where do you place your focus? On what is dissolving or what is emerging? Do you wish to live in fear of the transformation or do you choose to look deeper into it?”
The energies of this Full Moon phase continue to be complex. Situations in our lives and in the world at large are re-arranging and we are along for the ride. We are sorting out our thoughts and feelings trying to come to new understandings. It’s a healing process. The Sun moves to the degree of Venus’ retrograde, revisiting relationship issues and issues related to value/values. The forces of love and attraction are strong today, even to the point of recklessness. There is an element to the energy where we are inclined to throw off all restrictions, limitations and inhibitions. This is a wonderful thing if we maintain it within the principles of respect.
As good students of nature, Mother Nature, the Goddess Gaia Sophia, we are taking instruction from her emissary Kali today. She is pointing out what lies beneath, calling forth the seeds of our souls that crave expression. We are unique beings engaged in a process of transformation from the inside out and restoring a world from the inside out. For this we are deeply loved and appreciated.
Wow!Thank you! You have a wonderful talent for finding unique and beautiful images to share.:-)
Original Post: http://booknvolume.com/2014/01/15/enjoy-the-silence/
Beautiful Original Photograph by Igar Zenin
Thank you Jueseppi! I wanted to post this when I received it in email today but doing things on a phone is so slow I had not accomplished it yet:-)
I am so grateful to see so many people recognize the value of each individual especially children. When we put effort into helping children achieve their potential, it benefits everyone.
I often try to reach out to children in my neighborhood but the combination of ineptitude in dealing with people and the forces of poverty, neglect (parents on drugs) and the inherent systems of privilege in our society have made my successes far more rare than I would wish.
I hope that President and Mrs Obama have great influence on our country with these ideas and goals so that the situation changes.
I live in Florida in the US and I have met very few women who have not experienced rape, molestation or other sexual violence.
Derrick Jensen explains very clearly why this is so in his book A Language Older Than Words.
Colonization and patriarchy are violence based hierarchical systems that are holographic-meaning that the microcosm is replicated in the microcosm. Ie, war between nations is mirrored in family violence, rape and child molestation.
The process of enculturation in such a system requires and produces traumatization which is repeated frequently thru the lifespan of each individual in various ways.
Until we transform the system, the results of the system such as rape, human trafficking, child abuse and molestation, factory farming, environmental degradation, poverty and other forms of oppression will be intransigent as well.
Thank you! I love this post! As an animist I believe that god is everything that is so all the action that happens is god. Definitely more a verb than noun:-)
When I was younger I would answer the question “what is your religion?” with E=mc2 because tgat is the briefest way to say it:-)
At another turn of the spiral now, I reply “Feed the Soil” tho perhaps I should include both to be completely truthful.
Beyond God the Father (excerpt)
Why indeed must “God” be a noun? Why not a verb—the most active and dynamic of all? Hasn’t the naming of “God” as a noun been an act of murdering that dynamic Verb? And isn’t the Verb infinitely more personal than a mere static pronoun? The anthropomorphic symbols for God may be intended to convey personality, but they fail to convey that God is Be-ing. Women now who are experiencing the shock of non-being and the surge of self-affirmation against this are included to perceive transcendence as the Verb in which we particapate—live, move, and have our being. —Mary Daly
The Divine Spiral (excerpt)
The importance of the Goddess symbol for women cannot be overstressed. The image of the Goddess, inspires women to see ourselves as divine, our bodies as sacred, the changing phases of our lives as holy, our aggression as…
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