Gratitude and joy are the themes for November as we take time this month to be mindfully grateful for the many blessings in our lives. Ancient agricultural societies marked this month by giving thanks for the bounties of the earth. For these communities this was the time when the last stores for the winter months were gathered before the cold and the time of hunger set in. Harvest festivals marked the month as the fruits of the field were gathered and all were thankful for the… Continue
Added by Lorri Amsden on October 24, 2009 at 11:08pm —
Women, Universal Responsibility and the Healing of Nations
We should begin to develop from the level of the individual through that of society to the world at large, what I call a sense of universal responsibility: a deep respect for every living being who lives on this one small planet and calls it home. The Dalai Lama
On 31 October 2002, the UN Security Council adopted unanimously Resolution 1325 urging “Member States to ensure increased representation… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 24, 2009 at 7:14am —
The United Nations as One Mind
Those who observe world events may perceive something higher than human logic at work
Dag Hammarshjold has written that the United Nations was “the beginning of an organic process through which the diversity of peoples and their governments are struggling to find common ground upon which they can live together in the one world which has been thrust upon us before we were ready.”
Basically, the function of the UN… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 21, 2009 at 3:24pm —
As we spiritually awaken and ascend our energy fields are constantly rising. The Lightworkers and Starseeds and Aware Ones are feeling it more day by day. We can feel the atmosphere changing, we can feel the Earth vibrating. Our guides and angels are touching us on the shoulders, holding our hands and whispering in our ear, "We are Here!"
They are here to help us learn to live in the light energy. To assist us in turning on the lights in us and those around us. We are learning to… Continue
Added by Judi Lynch on October 20, 2009 at 2:59pm —
“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
~ Tom Bodett
Life is Your Perfect Teacher
In our business lives, we sometimes wish we had a coach or guru to lean on to help us with our decisions. We frequently think it would be wonderful to defer to someone with a higher level of leadership. Not everyone has someone like this in their lives, and yet each… Continue
Added by Maria Khalife on October 20, 2009 at 11:47am —
FEAR is a four letter word that can be circumvented if it is truly understood. I have learned to see fear in its true clothing:
E verything bad
When we experience FEAR, we suffer the imagined emotions that accompany living through the thing we fear. We suffer those emotions as if they have actually happened. Why is it that we find ourselves not willing to experience the emotions of JOY and LOVE with the same intensity? When was the last… Continue
Added by Sherry D. Ransom on October 18, 2009 at 1:19pm —
Politics and the occult : the left, the right and the radically unseen
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2008, 261pp.)
Gary Lachman has written a very useful and sober book on esoteric current in modern political thought — modern meaning here from the Protestant Reformation to the present. A sober book is necessary as the internet is filled with wild speculation about the role of the Illuminati on the political and financial system. The current meltdown of the banks… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 18, 2009 at 12:36pm —
In the beginning there was Pain, and it called itself Birth. It offered no comfort nor promise, yet it bore with it the essence of being: Life. It grew in the greatness of itself and matured through the breath of its host: a human child. In the days that followed, Pain gave way to Life, who was now feeding ravenously from the knowledge and light given of the host. It called out joyously in the squalls of the beast and announced its triumph for the human race to regard. Life was… Continue
Added by Joy on October 17, 2009 at 10:30am —
Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme, and are less apt to intellectualize feelings. Intuition is the filter through which they experience the world. Empaths are naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and good listeners. If you want heart, empaths have got it. Through thick and thin, they’re there for you, world-class nurturers.
The trademark of empaths is that they know where you’re coming… Continue
Added by Judith Orloff on October 15, 2009 at 3:22pm —
My first blog for FATE Magazine...
~ What fates impose, that men must needs abide;
It boots not to resist both wind and tide. ~
October 13, 2009 arrived with optimistic bright sunrise and cloudless sky... a perfect autumn day that inspires one to totter about their garden and muse on what next spring’s planting season might inspire. In the act of laying flowerbeds to rest for the winter I’m given to ponder the introductory blog that I plan to post on FATE Magazine… Continue
Added by Chris Anderson/Onefeather on October 15, 2009 at 2:56pm —
Many people cling to the myth that those who are successful inevitably feel good about themselves and are free from self-doubt and insecurities. I’ve worked with many clients whose résumés, personal achievements, and reputations garner the deepest respect and admiration, yet their negative self-talk is often utterly brutal. Despite their low opinion of themselves, they’ve managed to fashion lives that many would envy. Yet the disconnection between their inner feelings about themselves and their… Continue
Added by Ronald Alexander on October 15, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Added by Chris Anderson/Onefeather on October 15, 2009 at 9:48am —
Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2009, 188pp.)
Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone,
No ordinary yardstick can measure her greatness:
She stands alone, unique —
In Russia one can only believe Fedor Tiutchev
Cherrry Gilchrist has written a useful book on the structure of Russian folklore, its main characters such as the Firebird and the Snowmaiden, and its… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 15, 2009 at 5:17am —
In 2003, my life was a runaway train racing toward an old, dilapidated, wooden bridge. I had 3 teens in high school and I was severely conflicted about my demanding salaried position at a large corporation that primarily served government, legal and financial customers. I had lost the house of my dreams to a predatory lending scam and my mother had just been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. On top of it all, I was turning 40 that winter. Continue
I had given up playing music and…
Added by Joy on October 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Like the baby bird that falls out of the nest
We must first learn to fall before we can fly.
There have been many times that I have fallen
Only to learn to grow wings to fly.
I have fallen from the nest and soared high above
Only to come back and realize that it is my
Falling that is what taught me to fly.
The falling part is the scariest part
To overcome. But to feel the exhilaration of flight,
And know that I can land on my feet,
That is the… Continue
Added by Ashley on October 14, 2009 at 2:30am —
In times of darkness,
or just when things are sad life
seems to have no meaning or maybe very little.
But it is in times like this when your heart
And mind need to stay open and listen.
Through the screaming of the darkness,
We can heal the echoes of light,
That when we are closed we often miss.
The echoes of light come and remind us
That in the screaming of the darkness,
You’ll find the blissful sound of silence.
The silence that we… Continue
Added by Ashley on October 14, 2009 at 2:28am —
No one notices the screams of chaos,
Dogs barking, loud music, racing cars,
And loud people.
No one notices the serenity of nature
As she chirps her songs through the
Crickets and toads.
No one notices her whispers
In the dead of night.
In all the chaos of the city
She is still loud enough
To make her voices heard.
They are faint but if you listen
Hard enough you can hear.
You can hear and find
Serenity in the screaming… Continue
Added by Ashley on October 14, 2009 at 2:27am —
The last time I wished upon a star,
All my dreams came true and
Even more than I wished for.
If I knew what I was in for
I never would’ve wished for hell,
Or for a new life.
In those years I was lucky
I was not stabbed with a knife
Or done away with one strike.
To every day waking up
At the fear of death breathing
Down your neck.
To feel as though the grim reaper
Followed your every footstep.
To stare Satan in the… Continue
Added by Ashley on October 14, 2009 at 2:26am —
It’s my fault I made him mad.
It’s my fault he drank.
It’s my fault because I wished on that stupid star.
It’s my fault that mom’s not so tolerant.
It’s my fault…EVERYTHING’S MY FAULT!
Why do I feel so guilty?
Why do I have to live with my faults?
Why do we live like this?
I miss life.
I would give anything to have it back!
© Ashley Cappelletty 2001
Added by Ashley on October 14, 2009 at 2:25am —
I am tearing down my walls,
And breaking chains from the fears
That have clouded and scorched my world
That has kept me in my hell
My spirit has awaken, traveling the world,
Now I run with the antelope
I chase the butterflies of change
And swim in the healing waters of rebirth.
I soar with the eagle
Across the crisp clear sun filled sky.
I lay in a world of everlasting beauty.
My visions repainting themselves with
Lush and lavishing… Continue
Added by Ashley on October 14, 2009 at 2:24am —