Monday, October 31, 2011

what's next?

In case you were wondering, here are a couple articles about what comes next in the Mayan Calendar and earth transformation. Of course, what we are looking at here are two interpretations. No definitive answer or model exists.

I find them both quite interesting:

Integration: From 10.28.11 to 11.11.11 and Beyond

and

Mayan Majix.

Oh...and...Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

to a new time...

This bears repeating...

The lie is that we are separate. The only way to the Truth is great love or great suffering.

Richard Rohr

Friday, October 28, 2011

the divided brain



I mistakenly said that yesterday was the last day of the 7th Day of the Mayan Calendar. I have since corrected that error in the post.

Today is the end.

Perhaps, it will be the beginning of a new way of looking at things. Perhaps, we need to stop dividing everything.

What a concept! All is part of the gift. All parts are the gift. All is the gift.

We are it. What are we going to do?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

love thursday 10.27.11 ~ choose love

There are two paths: Great Love and Great Suffering.

Richard Rohr


Since it is Thursday, let's choose love.

AND...tomorrow is the last day of the 7th Day of the Mayan Calendar. Love is what's next.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

i don't usually do wordless wednesday, but this kind of fit



Living without speaking is better than speaking without living. For a person who lives rightly helps us by silence, while one who talks too much annoys us. If, however, words and life go hand in hand, it is the perfection of all philosophy.

Isidore of Pelusium

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

guess who...



"Whoever says, ‘I am in the light’, while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling."

1 John 2:9-10

Does that sound like love for no reason at all to you?

I thought so.

Monday, October 24, 2011

it's monday everywhere



A fly is just as likely to land on a pile of shit as a piece of pie.

Carrie Fisher

(via her grandmother)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

my day of labor

(artichoke in cold frame for the winter)

Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, October 22, 2011

picasso

(kind of looks like a picasso...
don't you think?)

My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

Pablo Picasso

Friday, October 21, 2011

it's not easy being green



When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

Bayard Rustin


Just ask Kermit...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

love thursday 10.20.11 ~ kindness never goes out of date


Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love…
Perfect kindness acts without thinking of kindness.

Laozi 570-490 BCE

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

what's the point?



I can't slow down. If we're not raising new generations to be better stewards of the environment, what's the point?

Jane Goodall

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

'tis the season


I don't quite have the macro figured out on my phone's camera, but you get the drift.

Plenty of Halloween decorations around here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

shredded shredder

I've been on a tear around here trying to get rid of stuff. I'm back on my "throw, sell, or give away at least one thing a day" path. It feels good. I am clearing out and paring down. You'd never believe it if you saw my office and my closet--heck...the whole house. But, hey--progress is progress.

That's the good news.

As I was shredding receipts and papers from 2000, the paper shredder crapped out. No other words work.

I figured that since it no longer ingested what I was feeding, I might as well take it apart. If I could fix it--great! If I couldn't or couldn't get it put back together (since that is usual for me), nothing was lost. It doesn't work anyway.

So I dug in. I unscrewed the cover. Taking it apart was easy. Putting it back together was easy. However, the gear teeth that made the paper feed through broke off the wheel. Completely disassociated. How do metal teeth break off a wheel like that?

Toast.

Sigh. Another business write-off.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

what if that were a spaceship...would you feel fear?

(and for bonus points, tell me in the
comments what you think it is)

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I am gaining strength, courage, and confidence daily, apparently. If my experience of the 7th Day so far is what we have to look forward to, I think we are in for some deep shit.

So, my friends, tell me of the lightness of your 7th Day experience. Let's lift our hope together.

Friday, October 14, 2011

it is time

(i didn't take this pic. i don't know who did or i would give credit.)

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

William Ewart Gladstone

Thursday, October 13, 2011

love thursday 10.13.11 ~ no reason at all



It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass


What a sweet little girl!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

random thoughts from the first day of the seventh day

1. "For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs" (I Timothy 6:10 NAS). It pisses me off when people misquote that verse. Money isn't the issue--greed is.

2. If corporations are people, they are sociopaths who should be locked up and have the key thrown away so they can't continue to harm real people. They are amoral at best, but give the immoral greedy a convenient facade to hide behind.

3. If the financial collapse is part of the new beginning, I hope either (a) I get my financial data back from the computer guy before it happens, or (b) the collapse happens in such a way that I no longer need it.

4. On the first night of the first day of the 7th Day of the Mayan calendar, the full moon is in Aries--new fiery beginnings.

5. I am getting my workout at loving for no reason at all. I hope I get this down pat soon so new opportunities don't have to keep presenting themselves.

6. Unity consciousness--within and without. I saw a picture on Facebook of two men in love; under that a picture of a man and a woman in love; under that a picture of two women in love. The caption read, "I don't see a difference." Part of the issue is owning the masculine and feminine in each of us and in ourselves. We are all one.

7. How can someone be "pro-life" (anti-abortion) and for war and capital punishment?

8. How can someone be pro-life and anti-education, health care, and social services?

9. In my efforts to take the high road and rise above pettiness, I refrain from slinging hurtful words to those who sling them at me. I expand. I rise above--even when I am blamed for "making them feel" whatever is causing them to lash out. The tip of my tongue hangs by a flap of skin. May they be blessed--and me, too.

10. But God...really? Do I have to be one with the assholes?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

blackbird at night




Whatever God does, the first outburst is always compassion.

Meister Eckhart

Welcome to the first day of the 7th Day of the Mayan calendar:

The dawn of a new time will rise up through all consciousness as we birth a world that can only survive in complete truth, sacredness, peace, love, harmony, respect and humility.

No one knows what happens next. I'm hoping they're right.

Monday, October 10, 2011

blackbird in the rain



Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Thomas Moore

Sunday, October 09, 2011

what do you mean i'm not supposed to sit here? it has my name on it.



We have real difficulty here because everyone thinks of changing the world, but where, oh where, are those who think of changing themselves?

Richard Foster

Saturday, October 08, 2011

the sky today from where i sit



If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine

Friday, October 07, 2011

is it friday yet?




Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.

Rumi


I have no words of my own for you today. Be thankful and visit the Beloved. Perhaps I'll see you there.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

love thursday 10.06.11 ~ i love this rug




I can't stop pointing to the beauty. Every moment and place says, "Put this design in your carpet!"

Jalaludin Rumi


...and that boy. (But you knew that part.)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

new heaven and new earth

I add my breath to your breath
that our days be long on the Earth,
that the days of our people may be long,
that we shall be as one person,
that we may finish our road together.


Laguna Pueblo Prayer

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

my favorite rainy day activity is...

_______________________________________.
[Please fill in the blank.]

Monday, October 03, 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

the lion sleeps tonight

They disabled video embedding on this, but it is worth clicking the link.

Made me smile. Hope you do, too.