Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Blessing

One of my clients, Johanna Brocker, sent this to me recently, and I'm sharing it because it has heartfelt reality:

Let us Call Down a Blessing

May the Divine Feminine bless and keep us;
May she support us in peace, health and harmony;
May she surround us, within and without, with love,
so that we may love others with an open heart;

May we love ourselves—the spiritual, physical, and emotional self—
with unconditional love;

May gratitude and kindness be our first expressions,
May our lives be wondrous and continue to unfold.
May those we love and those we want to love
Share this journey with us.
Let us call down a blessing.

Blessing copyright by Johanna Brocker
Photo copyright by Penney Peirce

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from George Carlin

"On Thanksgiving at our house we like variety, so we don't have turkey every year. Last year we had swan. It was nice; everyone got some neck. Another year we had seagull. Delicious! It's a little fishy, but at least there's no need to add salt. . . This year we're expecting a few people over, so we're having flamingo. And I'm getting the leg that folds up. They say the meat is sweeter and more tender because the flamingo doesn't use it much."

—from Brain Droppings

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rise and Fall of Emotional Language


My friend John Petersen, director of the Arlington Institute, a group of futurists, sent this. It's an interesting idea to track the emotional language on the internet via spyders. . . Perhaps an interesting experiment to watch our own personal emotional language trends as well.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

One Voice in Many: Part 4

I've been posting bits of an old manuscript I wrote in 1980 or so. . .and it's interesting to see that in my attempts then to merge into the collective consciousness and speak from that unified voice, so much of what was said is so simple and true today. The "We" voice could as easily be a divine voice inside anyone and everyone.

"We see each of you as both student and teacher, as it is the function of light to constantly shine both in and out. We cannot forsake you; it is impossible; we cannot separate from you. We always hold a lamp to guide the way. Remember, in turn, not to hide your own light or withhold it from neighbor or stranger. Choose to be at peace, as you remember that We are with you, right up close, even when you feel lost. Simply remember your connection to Us, have courage to proceed into unmarked territory, and trust in your own innate light. Things will unfold aright.

Be patient—in the present moment—and have faith in the reality of spirit. Spirit is the experience of home, the memory of who you really are. It is relaxing and exhilarating! BE as much as you can, express your love to the fullest you know how. You are more than the limited mind and are not alone against the world. We are One in Spirit, and together We move forward. We simply wait for you to accept the larger view. Feel. Listen. Soften your heart. The way is laid wide and open. Relaxing brings the ability to move forward in truth, to be open to change and lack of structure, and the desire to commit to becoming the Light. Proceed from deepest yearning. Step forward. Where will your foot land? You don't know and really don't need to care too much; yours is just to pick up the foot again and let it land where the Flow, the Us, the Divine, places it.

Begin your day in a place of silence. Move out from there and return there when you feel the tension of frustration, unresolved emotion, or lack of answers. All tension is incompletion and in the moment, in the silence, you return to what is whole and complete. You return to personal truth. Ask in your heart to know the divine in everything. By doing this you cultivate an awareness of unity, and through unity, which is love, comes clarity. Through clarity also flows love, because love and truth are aspects of the same force and point to each other to reveal the whole.

So let's keep life simple, eye on the luminous inner nature of form. Let's watch together the joining of separations through common bonds of love. Let's look for the kindness and vulnerable places within others. Where fear materializes, there is an opportunity for the powerful radiation of love."