Throw away all your begging bowls at God’s door, For I have heard that the Beloved prefers sweet, threatening shouts. Something on the order of: Hey, Beloved, my heart is a raging volcano of love for you. You better start kissing me Or… else.
~Daniel Ladinsky’s interpretation of mystical Sufi poet Hafez
My experience is it’s possible to create a happy and plentiful world around me, without stepping on anyone else’s toes to get there. There’s more than enough good to go around, I just have to look for it. I look for good, I find it. It’s like what galpal Terri Mermis says about money: “Money is as abundant as air, no one limits it but yourself. If there is not enough, go where there is more. You would not stay in a room with no air, what keeps you from going to find more, it’s out there, go find it and keep on task until you do. Works for everything, not just money.”
From galpal Janine Chimera: Can you stop for a moment in your day tomorrow, Thursday, March 31st? We will gather at Bicentennial Park Beach in Indian Harbor Beach ….. briefly, at noon….. to do as Dr. Masaru Emoto is calling for. The situation in Japan is and will continue to affect ALL of us. Our waters our precious….. they sustain life. Do you believe that thought and love can create changes? If you cannot join us, I invite you to stop where you are for a moment and join in spirit with the same words and intentions. If you come, feel free to stay and meditate or play an instrument or whatever that will bring positive, loving energy. Share this post if you feel drawn to. Thanks. Continue reading
I’ve got a real life friend I’ve known since the mid 80’s. We mostly talk about nature or yard stuff or music or the day’s surf or good times from back in the day. We reconnected after several years’ absence. Most recently he’s got a galpal who doesn’t approve of our friendship so we mostly interact via Facebook. That was where I discovered a side of him I hadn’t seen the 25 years I’ve known him. That was where I learned Domino had become a conservative Republican and stayed glued to Fox News all day, believed what they said and actively touted it on FB. I don’t mind when friends have their own opinions, but I don’t need their propaganda plastered on MY Facebook wall. Continue reading
Yesterday turned out to be an unexpected fun day of rest and relaxation for me. At church Sunday at The New Way POD, my friend Jane Warner told me it was going to rain, so I decided to stay inside all day. I woke up with an idea to cook a giant stew for a fave neighbor and pal who eats far too few home cooked meals. Ok, so I was just really in a cooking mood and didn’t want to end up with a ton of food in the house, so he was my excuse to do it. That also freed me up to put meat and fat in the dish, so I made a savory beef stew. I first coated chunks of stew meat with seasoned flour and browned in olive oil. Then I sauteed a chopped onion with 3 chopped stalks of celery and 3 chopped carrots. I ground up 1 tbsp each coriander seed, cumin seed and fennel seed with 3 bay leaves and added it to the vegetable saute with one stick of cinnamon to release the fragrant oils. I threw in about 20 chopped holy basil leaves. I love grinding spices and chopping vegetables and sauteing them all together. That is so relaxing for me. Cooking always brings me right into The Now. Continue reading
I received this from my friend Nigel Taylor: The Year 2012 according to Sai Baba. An extract from a 2010 conversation between a reporter and the social and spiritual reformer of India, Sathya Sai Baba.
Question: “Have you heard of the year 2012 like a year where something will happen?”
Baba: The truth is that the planet has been changing its vibratory state, and this change has intensified since the year 1989 where the magnetic poles have moved the last 20 years more than the past 2000. Well, in one way there are several prophecies that signal this date like a term or important conclusion in the history of humanity, but the most significant is the end of the Mayan calendar, which prophecy has been interpreted in different ways. The most negative ones think that during this year the world will end, but it will not be like that, it is known that during that year a new era will start, the Age of Aquarius. Continue reading
Last night’s full moon was dubbed a Supermoon, thanks to a fluke of orbital mechanics that brought the moon closer to Earth than that it has been in more than 18 years. It really did look bigger. I was just completing final layout on the April Horizons Magazine and really wanted to get down to the beach to watch the moon rise, but I just could not make myself get in motion to leave the property. This is when I appreciate my humble jungle here, where I have room to roam and explore and don’t have to dress to go out and be prepared to socialize. Don’t get me wrong, I am as gregarious as they come, but I talk to a lot of people during the course of a day. At the end of the day, I am usually talked out and don’t want to hear another voice, especially my own. So when I can escape into the silence of my oak woods under the light of the full moon, I jump at the chance. Continue reading
To me the best relationship is where both people have their own lives and do what they want and they still get along. They do some things together and they have fun doing whatever they are doing. Neither one has to have updates about where they are in the relationship or where it’s going. If it’s going well, it keeps on. If it’s not going well, we move on and no hard feelings.
Last night I did something on a whim that I’ve never done before. I shaved my eyebrows off. Completely. I figured they’ll grow back in a couple of weeks. It makes it easier to draw them on while I am experimenting with finding a light enough brow color to wear. My brows are getting more sparse as time goes on, and I’ve been wearing brow color at times to define them. Even using the lightest shades, I end up looking like Joan Crawford because my natural brows are so high and wide. In the 90′s, a hairdresser friend wanted to wax my brows, so I let her. I figured they would grow back. Well, they really didn’t. The good news is I only have to tweeze about 6 stray hairs every few months. The bad news is that she waxed so much underneath the brows that they have ever after been the thinner brow that I don’t care for. But I’ve gotten used to it and it’s no big deal. By age 55 they began coming in again. Continue reading