Saturday, December 31, 2011

Prayer of Peace Happy New Year 2012 ∞ღ∞

∞ღ∞ I offer this prayer of peace ∞ღ∞

Not to the Christian God
Nor to the Buddhist God
Nor to the Islamic God
Nor to the Jewish God
But to the God of all humanity

For the peace that we wish for
Is Not a Christian peace
Nor a Buddhist peace
Nor an Islamic peace
Nor a Jewish peace
But a human peace
For all of us.

I offer this prayer of peace
To the God that lives within all of us
That fills us with happiness and joy
To make us whole
And help us understand life
As an expression of love for all human beings

For no religion can be better
Than any other religion
For no truth can be truer
Than any other truth
For no nation can be bigger
Than the earth itself.

Help us all go beyond
Our small limits
And realize that we are one
That we are all from the earth.
That we are all earth people
before we are Indians, Koreans, or Americans

God made the earth
We humans have to make it prosper
By realizing that we are of the earth
And not of any nation, race, or religion.
By knowing that we are truly one
In our spiritual heritage.

Let us now apologize
to all humanity
For the hurt that religions have caused
So that we can heal the hurt
Let us now promise to one another
To go beyond egotism and competition
To come together as one in God.

I offer this prayer of peace
To you the almighty
To help us find you within all of us
So that we may stand proudly one day before you
As one humanity.

I offer this prayer of peace
With all my fellow earth people
For a lasting peace on earth.

By Ilchi Lee
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Peaceful Coexistence

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Finally 3 Nov 2010 ( 3 Dec 2011 )

In the last 2 years ( especially ) , several friends have passed on to the other side.  My friends have lost parents, and my parents have lost many more friends of their own.  I understand the machinations as to why time speeds up as we get older, but I still do not have to like it.   I miss Mattie often, and every time I see a Chickadee or a ladybug I think of you girl - God knows what I would have done had I known how bad the drinking was.  And R3 ... I hope you have met God and that you now understand what Light and Love purely means.  I hope you have forgiven your life and forgiven those of us who were not there at the end.  You were one of the strongest warriors I have ever known.  And always such a brave heart, such a laugh, such kind sweet words for the wounded souls around you.  You were definitely an earth angel and my heavens the karma you paid for with the suffering you endured and did so with such valor.  Thank you for setting that example for me.  It has taken me a week to write this.  It is hard sometimes to know that one cannot say goodbye, or so long, or safe passage , or even fare thee well.  I do realize that from where you are, all your loved ones and friends are but a thought away ... so please know, that I treasured the laughter and the tears, the confidence from your years and most of all R3, your incredible indomitable Spirit.   I am SOOO glad you got to take that final flight for your birthday - the best safe passage feeling ever.   I believe that was when you were able to let go and let God add an incredible angel in heaven.   Someday sir, I will see you on the other side, til then, I will strive to be all that you said I ever was and then some.

I sent this in private to a friend who lost his mother:

There is so much pain in my heart
As I see you lying there so peacefully,
In your white, satin lined coffin.
You are surrounded by the objects
and people you loved so dearly.
When I got that painstaking call to say that you had left my life,
I broke down to tears.
Seeing you being laid to rest brought on
a deep sinking feeling of finality.
While I watched them lay you into the ground,
with tears streaming down my face,one word came to mind... Finally. can rest without the pain, are no longer suffering and
Finally...I got to say my goodbye.
This poem is to say that I love you and
this is my chance to say goodbye.
Goodbye...My friend, my mother.

~Tina McIver ~

A Path to the Heart
"Take this kiss upon the brow
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow --
You are not wrong who deem that
My days have been a dream yet
If hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."
~ Edgar Allan Poe ~


In your heart burns a flame. Your body is only the light around the flame. Your innermost being is of the nature of light. Consciousness is light, consciousness is the only light. Your existence is unconscious, do things without knowing why, you want things without knowing why, question things without knowing why, go to the river in unconscious sleep. We are all sleepwalkers. Sleepwalking, sleep walking and living, is the only spiritual disease. Be more aware. Become more aware of objects. Look at things more closely. Look at a flower as if your whole existence depended on this look. Lend your whole consciousness and suddenly, the flower is transformed: it is more radiant, luminous. Has something of the glory of the eternal, as eternal would come to the temporal in a flower shape. Look closely at the face of your husband, your wife, your friend, your lover, meditate on it and suddenly you see not only the body, but what is beyond it, which emerges from the body. It's like a spiritual aura around the body. The face of the beloved is no longer your lover's face, the face of the beloved becomes the face of the divine. Look at your child in full alert, fully conscious, watch it while playing, and suddenly, the object of your gaze is transfigured. If you pass by a tree, watch it in an alert attitude. Stop for a moment, look at the tree, rub your eyes, look at the tree again but awake. Focus your awareness, look at the tree and notice the difference. Suddenly, when you are alert, the tree is different: more green, more alive, more beautiful. The tree is the same as you who has changed •°*”˜˜”*°• .

In the center of the Earth...

In the center of the earth I will push aside the emeralds so that I can see you---
you like an amanuensis, with a pen of water, copying the green sprigs of plants.

What a world! What deep parsley! What a ship sailing through the sweetness!
And you, maybe and me, maybe a topaz.There'll be no more dissensions in the bells.

There won't be anything but all the fresh air,apples carried on the wind,the succulent book in the woods:
and there where the carnations breathe, we will begin to make ourselves a clothing,
something to last through the eternity of a victorious kiss.
Pablo Neruda

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Out on a Limb, 15 March 2011

Wanting to say this without intending that, what I have to say, be directed at any actual person or group. I "Believe" in a higher power, a Divine Intelligence far greater and wiser than I, Universal and Cellular at the same time. I do not attend church, nor do I think I will be thumping a bible anytime soon. I do Believe that there have been many prophets, Sons of God if you will, sent throughout time to speak on behalf of God / Allah / Bhagwaan / Yahweh / Elohim / Abba / Adonai / Shangdi / Shen / Tian Zhu / Shiva Babba / Tsukihi or Oya ....... did you know there are literally hundreds of names for One God ???
There are hundreds upon thousands of ways to Believe in God.
Because I do not attend church, or call Jesus/ Jehovah/ etc etc (again hundreds of names) my Saviour, does not make me less of a Believer, nor does this mean that I am somehow less of a Child of God, or in someway of which I am unaware, unworthy of Heaven or Grace.

I Believe in Love, acceptance, working hard, integrity, honor, diligence, good deeds of simple kindness, in the equality of all races, ethnicities, sexual preferences amongst adults, and, most importantly, I Believe in Free Will and Choice. I Believe that I have No right to judge others on the basis of their beliefs, morals, values and religious practices along as they are ethical and legal. If they are not ethical or legal, I Believe there is a justice system above me that will take care of that.

I do not condone violence, hatred, racism, bigotry, cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals, children, women, men, the elderly, the infirm, the different and the unusual ... I try hard to honor life, love, pursuit of happiness, humor, and most importantly, the right and freedom of others to have an opinion and lifestyle very different from mine.

All I ask, all I have ever hoped for, is that I be your Friend and you Be mine. Wherever we have a commonality, let us rejoice and embrace that. Wherever we have a difference, let us embrace and rejoice in that too. For just as important as it is for me to Not Judge anyone else, it is equally important that No one else Judge me.

If How I Believe is so totally against How You Believe, and You just cannot accept that ... I Will Not Accept having My Spirituality Changed to Suit someone else's agenda ... then please just quietly "unfriend" me and we can continue to live our lives peacefully. I like and love who I am. I am told that Love shines from within me and spreads outward like ripples. That is my purpose - to share God's Love.

* Namaste * Peace * Shalom * Pax * Godspeed * Blessings Be * Light and Love,

Unidad --- in the end, it DOES NOT MATTER who sees you or does not see you. those who have eyes to see, will. those who have ears to hear, will. what matters most is do you see and believe in yourself? do you KNOW who you are despite what others who are living in fear or anger say about or to you. your playing small so that other people feel better about themselves serves NO ONE! remember that and then move boldly into the world. this is the work. be in the process, and live the life you have come here to live. ♥, Pheonyx Roldan Smith