- Ancient Indian Proverb
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day May 12
“[The Old People] would gather words as they walked a sacred path across the Earth, leaving nothing behind but prayers and offerings.”
—- Cleone Thunder, NORTHERN ARAPAHOE
Whenever we walk on the Earth, we should pay attention to what is going on. Too often our minds are somewhere else, thinking about the past or thinking about the future. When we do this, we are missing important lessons. The Earth is a constant flow of lessons and learning, which also include a constant flow of positive feelings. If we are aware as we walk, we will gather words for our lives, the lessons to help our children; we will gather feelings of interconnectedness and calmness. When we experience this, we should say or think thoughts of gratitude. When we do this, the next person to walk on the sacred path will benefit even more.
My Creator, today, let me be aware of the sacred path.
I figure most of it know that I lost my mother when I was very young. From what I remember she was a very, very special woman. She just had a heart full of nothing but love for me. No matter what I did, she never got angry with. She never raised a hand to me except to hug me and kiss me on the cheek.
I will never forget the day the doctor told us she had cancer. He gave her six months to maybe two years. Can you imagine being 11 years old and hearing that? My mother was my world, my whole world. My daddy working on the river as a Captain. He was gone all the time. My mother is who I grew up with. She was Mom and Dad both to me. I was crushed.
She lived for two years after that. Most of the time in and out of hospitals. I watched her suffer so. She fought so hard to live because she didn’t want to leave me and I didn’t want her to leave. In the hospital, she would always insist I sit beside her. We would hold hands and I would lay my head on her shoulder. I know the day they told me she probably wouldn’t live through the night, I fell to the floor. I went in to the room to grab every second I could with her. I never cried or anything, I wanted to be strong for her. I think she knew she was going to pass. She would take her hand and rub my hair so slowly. She would whisper, “I love you, baby, always remember that.” Time came for me to leave, I remember her raising up in the bed were I could hug her. I hug her for dear life and fought the tears back. I told her I loved her more than life itself. Then as I was walking out the door, she told me, “Goodbye.” She knew her time had come. I cried all the way back home.
I even cry now crying this. Something’s we can’t understand or meant too. They say everything happens for a purpose but I have never found the purpose in her passing except to rob me of a loving mother. Yes, I am still bitter to this day. I don’t understand it and I never will. But I have asked the Goddess to comfort me and I believe She has. I have this vision in my head of a bridge, it is an old wooden bridge, beautiful though. I am walking up to it and on the other side, I see my mother waiting for me. She has her arms wide open and screaming my name. We both embrace, hug, laugh, cry and most of all celebrate our reuniting again.
Dear Goddess, Let It Be So!
Not only for my mother but others’ who have also had their mothers pass on.
We will never forget you and on this Mother’s Day,
We remember You.
We love you and we will meet again till then remain in our hearts and remain with us always,
Things I Miss About You
It’s Mother’s Day again,
And I’m trying to make it through,
Because this day reminds me
Of all the things I miss about you.
I miss your face smiling down at me,
With love shining from your eyes.
I miss the way you’d laugh at my jokes
So hard that it made you cry.
I miss the touch of your dear hands,
How gentle and kind they could be.
And I miss the warmth of your hugs, and how
You’d wrap me up tight as could be.
Old, Old Irish Curses
All Irish curses take the same form, they are intended to be said to the victims face, many people spit on the ground after delivering the curse, or crossing themselves.
45.) “May the worms devour your dead body, and may the rains do harm worse.”
46.) “You’re as greedy as a Leprechaun. May someone steal your pot of gold. ”
47.) “May your livestock wither and die. May your chickens become infected with lice and your cows go mad, may your claves be still born and fit food for the wolves!
48.) “May you go stone-blind and sleep with the devil thinking him to be your wife.”
49.) “May the seven terriers of hell sit on the spool of your breast and bark in at your soul-case.”
50.) “May the devil find a home in your arse!”
51.) “May the devil bugger you!”
52.) “May Satan come knocking at your door at midnight!”
53.) “May you meet Lucifer at the crossroads.”
55.) “You will be defeated in every engagement you take part in, and in every assembly you attend, you will be spat on and reviled. (St.Patrick)”
56.) “May death find you naked and alone.”
57.) “My curse is ever upon thee, may you find a long and painful death.”
58.) “I pray to the powerful Creator that you may go as high as the shaft of the missile, and in the clouds of heaven, as any bird and may the death you gave my companion-death at spear point-come also on you.” (Sweeney)
April 26 thru 27
CeAfrican Fertility Festival
In many African republics, this New Year’s Day celebrates the ancient seed-sowing ceremony performed in honor of the Goddess of fertility, Mawu. Associated with the moon, Mawu is considered to be cool and gentle. She is the creatrix who made people from clay and brings abundance to the land. In some areas, Mawu (moon) is combined with Lisa (sun) to create a dynamic union between the two controlling factors of universe for the protection of crops and people.
56: The Wanderer
Sunday, Apr 14th, 2013
A seasoned traveler knows that a special kind of decorum is called for when one ventures far from home. He or she must develop a yielding nature outwardly, so that the ‘local contact’ or host can open doors and prevent unseemly errors. But inwardly, the wanderer knows that it is sometimes impossible to discern the true intentions of strangers — are they hostile, friendly or merely opportunistic?
The twin houses of mystery and discovery rule any journey. Each new day is launched on a fresh landscape, one that reaches out to grab our full attention. Though new adventures are a great teacher — and often a great equalizer — there is an art to living lightly in a strange land. Mindfulness and discernment become the keys not only to success, but also to survival.
If you are entering a new environment of any sort attempt to be sincere, flexible and undemanding, rather than obstinate. Let go of old attitudes and habits that could encumber you, or make you overly conspicuous. The onset of a great journey is not a favorable time to enter into binding agreements, or to start new enterprises.
Astrology of April Fool’s Day 2013
A comedy of errors
This April Fool’s Day it’s possible that your plans for friendly pranks will seriously flop. Why? Well, it just so happens that on April Fool’s Day 2013 we’ll have a Void of Course Moon.
Astrologically, a Void of Course Moon occurs when the Moon has no more aspects to make with other planets before it enters the next zodiac sign. It’s wandering aimlessly, in a sense, because it has no way to connect to other planets, which translates into an inability to access energy.
Ancient astrologers have noted that a Void of Course Moon becomes a reliable indicator of when NOT to start important projects or make vital decisions. There isn’t anywhere for it to stick if launched during a Void of Course Moon, and usually nothing will come of the matter. Often, there is little focus during a Void of Course Moon. You’re better off doing tasks that are relaxing and spiritual, not vital to your physical existence.
Why your pranks might flop
Now, applying this theory to April Fool’s Day and the usual tricks, we can see that it’ll be possible for your best laid pranks to fail. Perhaps no one “gets” your jokes. Or perhaps you have an elaborate scheme but your timing is off, or one of your “props” for the trick fails at the worst moment.
The good news is that everyone will take jokes in stride this April Fool’s Day. The Moon may be Void of Course, but she’ll be in adventurous Sagittarius all day long, which suggests a sunny, optimistic outlook.
What’s more compelling about the Astrology of April Fool’s Day is that the Sun in Aries will connect beautifully to Jupiter in Gemini. That means good news for all is possible the day before or after April Fool’s Day.
But you can still jump for joy!
So, if your BFF tells you on April Fool’s Day that he or she won the lottery, you may not want to believe the hype. But if you hear this news the day before or the day after, well, you might want to start jumping for joy.
Either way, on April Fool’s Day it’s unlikely that you’ll find anyone in a sour mood. Whether or not the pranks are successful is beside the point. Have fun, laugh with friends and loved ones and remember the spirit of the day is most important.
This will be a great night to attend a comedy club, magic show or other event that a seasoned comedian performs. You’ll crack up laughing, whether or not the routine is a success. Snuggle up with your sweetheart and watch a comedy. Spit-takes are optional but hilarity is guaranteed.
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
Because it means you’ve made an effort.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.