There is no place in the white man’s cities, no place to hear the leaves of spring or the rustle
of insect wings… the clatter only seems to insult the ears.
Chief Seattle (Seathl),
Duwamish – Suquamish, 1785- 1866
Did You Know?
The following 26 states are named after native American… Continue
Life After Life
Every spiritual path has it's own belief in what happens once you pass on from this world. One thing all of these beliefs have in common is that the soul leaves the body and moves on into some type of divine spiritual realm or through a divine realm into a new incarnation.
The concepts of life after death are clearly laid out in many cultures and religions through books. Such as the Egyptian or Tibetan Books of the Dead, the Torah, The Holy Bible and so on. The… Continue
Added by Whispr on January 31, 2009 at 11:32am —
Walk Your Own Path
by Carrie Hart
You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Each year on or around this date, a sacred festival is held in the Katmandu Valley of Nepal in honor of the goddess Sarasvati, an ancient Indian deity who presides over all forms of education. As temples dedicated to her, offerings of food, flowers, and incense are made by faithful Hindus and students who seek her help on their school exams. In the courtyard of the Hanuman Dhoka, an ancient palace where the king is accompanied on this day by Nepalese officials, the annual rites of Spring begin… Continue
Added by Whispr on January 31, 2009 at 11:07am —
Symbols: White Flowers (especially Lotus); Marigolds; Swans
About Sarasvati: A Hindu goddess of eloquence and intelligence, Sarasvati extends a refreshing drink from her well of knowledge to complete the month with aptitude. In Hindu tradition, Sarasvati invented all sciences, arts, and writing. In works of art she is depicted as white-skinned and graceful,… Continue
Added by Whispr on January 31, 2009 at 11:02am —
Imbolc begins Feburary eve or at sunset on Janurary 31 but is usually celebrated beginning at sundown on February 1 and throughout the day of February 2. The term Imbolc literaly means "in the belly (of the Mother)", the first day marking the coming of spring. The first of the Spring Holidays in the festivals of fertility. A time of when seeds are in the womb of the mother. A time when the Earth is fertile and ready for new plantings. A looking forward for… Continue
I just found out I'm going in for surgery on my knee/leg this upcoming friday. I will be out of commission for a bit. I am not sure if the doc is going to keep me in the hospital over night or what.... it'll probably depend on how everything goes.
If I could ask everyone to say a blessing for my doc to have extra steady hands that day LOL I would really appreciate!!
As so as I can I will let everyone know how it goes =)
1) I was feeding all the cats except for Zorba. I was giving them little squares of thinly sliced meat - about the size of a Wheat Thins cracker. First I give to Billy, then Cesar, Hafiz, and Solomon. Solomon ignores his and takes Billy's, and Billy just moves over to eat Solomon's.
I'm going to give them second's, but Solomon has left the kitchen, and gone down the stairs to the front door landing. I toss him some more there, and when I get back to the kitchen, There is a mess on… Continue
I'm in a really super mood today, so I feel like upseting all the prigs here with a liittle discourse on John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester! He was a poet and a libertine, who lived and worked in my period of my special interest, late Stuart England. His poetry is of a particularly bawdy nature, about as far removed from Puritanism as it is possible to imagine.
More than that, he represents, it might be said, the Restoration's antithesis to the heavy and joyless hand that that had… Continue
Sin, I’m going to go beyond the terms you have set here to identify what I see as the positive dimensions of Christianity, in the widest possible sense. The reasons, contained within each of the headings that are about to follow, are, I think, self-explanatory. What unifies them all is, I suppose, the inspiration behind faith, rather than faith itself. Anyway, here we go;
This is a book filled with mystery, with majesty, with poetry and with power, the… Continue
At nights I lie awake, gazing at the stars, and I see a pure white rainbow that reminds me of many things. A pure white rainbow in the dark sky, reminding me of someone who might take the way.
Often you have replied to me in sweet secrecy, avoiding direct contact, as the gentle Prince that you are. You give me far more attention than I deserve, and I am not humble. Your greatness makes me look away, blushing, only to leer at your preciously, graciously tailored… Continue
Good news: I made Something today, a garnet and Sterling silver necklace, A twenty inch piece, with a celtic knot work heart designed pendant sterling silver chain, genuine garnets on Silver wire. It was sort of a valentines day thing. i was going to post pictures here. But at dinner I was out extra late and I met a friend desperate for a unique gift for his girl friend. He liked The necklace. And paid $20.oo for it, on the spot! His Girl Friend was… Continue
the name i have chosen for myself (or the part of it i share, anyhow), is saille (SAHL-yuh) and means " white willow". it is also the 4th letter of the ogham tree alphabet. saille represents the subconscious, feminine, and mystical side of our natures. Saille relates to intuition, creativity, and imagination.
the white willow is native to most areas of britain and ireland, however, it does not naturally grow in the… Continue