As the Poet I Was, So Artist Are We
As the child I was
So alien I am
With cut-off tongues
To those brave
Enough to hear.
As the girl I was
So boy I am
In open minds
To those strong
Enough to feel.
As the white I was
So rainbow I am
To those painting
Enough to merge.
AS the human I was
So universal I am
To those living
Enough to transcend.
As the all I was
So nothing am I
Through all energy
Enough to know.
Happy Full Moon!
Calling forth the North, East, South, West, Above, Below and Within;
Calling forth White Buffalo Calf Pipe Woman and Morning Star Woman;
Calling forth the Elders of Nations and Wisdom Keepers of the Land;
Calling forth Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun;
Calling forth Spirit Guides and Spirit Helpers, Angels and Archangels;
Calling forth the Stone People, the Animal Kingdom, Plant Nation and Totems;
Calling forth Jesus, Mother Mary, Mary Magdaline, Joseph;
Calling forth all Saints and Saint Helpers;
Calling forth the Pope, the Dali Lama and all Master Holy Beings on the planet now;
Calling forth the Creator:
May this Full Moon bring Peace, Love and Joy to all the World.
As All Saints Day and All Souls Day are upon us and as El Dia de Los Muertos rituals and prayers are being said, I think of my own departed loved ones and offer up this prayer:
To my Grandmothers: Nana and Grandma
To my Grandfathers: Poppy and Grandpa
I offer you my eternal love and gratitude
For your guidance and counsel in this life
And in the hereafter, I shall seek you, as I do now.
Thank you for your continued blessings and kindness.
Thank you for your life lessons of enduring love,
Hard work, gentle ways and wise warrior spirits.
I light a candle for you four today and send you
My love and my memories of your greatness.
May we always be connected in spirit and heart,
And may I see you again in the next life.
Blessings to you and peace to you- now and always.
My intentions evolve under this waxing moon as we approach Halloween and All Saint’s Day Festivities. My seed words are: independence, infusion, inspection, and inspiration. What are your seed words and how are they designed to help you move forward?
Independence: I wish to feel more free to be the me I am destined to be and become.
Infusion: I want to infuse my body with love and kindness. I wish to be whole and healthy and feel complete always, not just when the season’s nice.
Inspection: I wish to inspect my life and stear clear of harmful interactions.
Inspiration: I wish to be Divinely inspired at home and at work and in life, always. I want to know what is to be living a constant walk with the Creator, in constant prayer for the greater good.
Blessings this Moon Before the Dark!
As Japan’s typhoon reminents blow with a strong front onto the Bay Area and across California tonight and all day tomorrow, we will see a strong early storm; a storm we haven’t seen this early in the season in 46 years. I take this time, this quiet before the storm, to honor Mother Nature, and her power. I vow to do my part to protect and nourish her back to health. I vow to listen to her teachings and to learn from her. As the seasons grow stronger in temperature, I feel myself growing stronger in force to merge with her, grow with her, and help her rise.
Fibroids are no joke and when I got “diagnosed” with them two years ago, I didn’t know they wouldn’t be gone until after menopause. I’m in my early thirties and my Mom didn’t go through menopause until her early fifties. 20 year situation. The good news for now is that the bleeding is being controlled with Depo Privera injections every three months. It’s a time thing. That will only work for one to three years. Then, it’s ablasion and hopefully that works for awhile. Then possibly back to Depo. Basically, my cycle is going to be whacked for 20 years until I stop bleeding. Unless I find an alternative and heal from within in a different, non-Western way. It’s a classic case of “healer, heal thyself”. I’m looking at various hormonal supplements and vitamin regimes that may help. They are costly though and I’m having to save to get there. I’m also moving more with yoga and “looking” at the fibroids in meditation. Why are you there? What are you here to teach me? I open to allow the lessons and learning to come and with it the answers to self healing…..
As I stepped upon one of the first autumn leaves in 2009, I knew that the crackling beneath my foot would break the leaf into thousands of tiny pieces and I also knew that my life had been changed forever. Like the leaf, never to be whole again, I wondered if the same destiny awaited me. I scratched my forehead with weary fingers and answered to myself, “No, I will one day be whole again. How could I not? After all, she is whole and they are whole. Why shouldn’t I be, too?”
It was an overcast day in the East San Francisco Bay Area and finally fall had reached ground after a horrid week of bloody hotness from summer’s last cry. This is the story of a girl becoming a woman and the woman maturing into parts of the crone. It’s the story of living in the new millennium with unprecedented faith, being tested on that faith and following through on a call to fulfill a dream. My dream is be a source of inspiration to the world and to lead through shining example. I came to this planet as an artist and I co-create with you a vision of a new tomorrow.
In the lines that follow you will find my “Ten Lessons along the Path”. It is my hope that these lessons and teachings leave you feeling hopeful, courageous and inspired to live the life of your dreams and follow your highest potential. I believe we signed up for our lives and must take responsibility of them but I also believe that through healing and forgiveness work, miraculous energy shifts and change of thought patterns, life can become more than we dared dream before. The Creator always wants us to evolve, grow, learn and change. It asks us to be more in this life… more than we see or feel. It asks us to mesh with it and co-create a harmonious vision of its magnificence. It is time to encapsulate that presence of the Power and internalize it instead of its enemy. It is a counterintuitive process in this world of greed, deception and recession. But recall, we are to be “in the world and not of it”.
From the beginning there was the word. I remember going to word when my hope was at its weakest and my flesh was running wild. I turned to the gospel as a source of nutrients in my life. I began to have my love affair with Christ. He wasn’t just my personal Savior and God but he was my friend and lover. I saw and still see Him as a Master whom we should strive to become in the presence of, within our own selves. I see other Masters this way, too. Although, none of them compare to the light of Christ and his cast of heavenly hosts as their light is the brightest in the world. So it is from the Holy Bible that I take ten verses that struck me at certain times in my life and share them with you. They are my greatest teachers.
WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN. WE ARE A MANIFESTATION OF OUR CREATOR AND ARE NEVER SEPARATE FROM OUR SOURCE.
“If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” –Romans 14:8
GOD IS EVERYTHING.
“One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” –Ephesians 4:6
OUR CREATOR HAS A WILL AND WANTS US TO CO-CREATE WITH “IT”.
“Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” –Matthew 7:21
OUR CREATOR HAS GIFTED US WITH ALL WE NEED TO FULFILL OUR DREAMS.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7
STAY OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO DIVINE GUIDANCE.
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” –Proverbs 16:9
CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” –Psalm 37:4
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” –Psalm 27:13
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE WORTHY.
“Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” –Isaiah 43:7
AFFIRM YOUR GOOD.
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble.” -2 Peter 1:10
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS.
“O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me.” –Psalm 43:3