Thursday, June 24, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
“The association of loneliness with old age is a common one. The wise crone understands the power that can be attained in solitude. She knows that all-one-ness is the true meaning of being alone, and is actually what the word “alone” is made of. There is a point reached in solitude where we no longer feel isolated because we have found our connection with all beings in the universe. In fact, it can be lonelier among people who do not understand this principle, than off by oneself among the trees and stars. True contact with the self in the deepest sense brings contact with all existence. This can be a wonderous experience, bringing great creativity and insight. The crone teaches us to withdraw from the world to find peace and sustenance for our return journey into the struggles of living.”
by Shekhinah MountainwaterPage 95
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Today is my 71st birthday. Many are the memories and I have a rich life, abundant in the blessing of my family and close friends. These are the treasures of my heart that I embrace in these times of trouble in our country and on our planet, Mother Earth. I believe what we as a nation are experiencing right now is the fight for our constitution, our democracy, and the life of our Mother Earth.
It is disturbing to think my grandchildren may grow up without a democratic system, that they may grow up under a fascist regime. At this point, there are no guarantees of the outcome of the election. I am not a politician or a historian but to me, it is obvious that we are headed down a dangerous path and if things continue as they have been under the authoritarian dictates of the POTUS and his constant negativity, scapegoating and desecration of our constitution we will lose our democracy.
It is disturbing that so many, including people that I have known for many years, continue to support #45. It is disturbing that people bicker and are petty on social media instead of engaging in rational discussions. Such is human nature I suppose.
This is an election like no other in our history. These are unprecidented times. I have read that we are in a battle for the soul of this country, and I believe it is true. I hope and pray that people search their hearts and do the right thing not only for ourselves but for our progeny. It's the least we can do.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Know when to speak and when to keep silent.
To acknowledge the things I can change and the things I can't, praying for the wisdom to know the difference.
To keep an open mind. Be willing to walk in another's shoes.
Friday, April 24, 2020
With all that is happening in the world at large, I am blessed to be sheltering in place in these peaceful surroundings.
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