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Letter from the smalest rainbow fish to Lord

In Prayer on July 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

Better Heresy of Doctrine Than Heresy of Heart

By Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge from Gentle Spirit Christian Church

“Better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart”. — John Greenleaf Whittier

Thomas Carlyle said, “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”

On this point I believe Jesus and Carlyle are in agreement. Jesus told his disciples that “what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart.” If our hearts are not loving, if we are not following the path of love that our hearts desire, then the utterances of our mouth will be nothing but pure evil, pure hate, pure deceit. When we cultivate a loving heart we find knowledge — not just knowledge of the world but, more importantly, knowledge of ourselves.

I had a revelation of this fact about a year ago as I was lying, quite naked and vulnerable, on a massage therapist’s table. The therapist was massaging an area of my upper chest when she remarked about how tight I was in that region. She then explained to me the concept in Chinese medicine that the body is divided into seven chakras or power points. The point she was massaging is called the Heart Chakra. Since it was tight she said, “That means you’re not following your heart.” I immediately burst into tears. Those simple words, said in passing by my massage therapist, hit home with me. It made me realize that more than anything else I need to honor what’s in my heart. I cannot live in any way that is contrary to what I know in my heart to be God’s will for my life.

John Greenleaf Whittier gives us the title of this sermon. “Better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart.”

Each of us here tonight knows this saying to be true. Each of us, because we are sitting in a church as openly GLBT people, alongside our straight allies, knows that we are doctrinal heretics. But we also know that being doctrinal heretics is better than hiding, denying our true selves, and living a lie that doctrine would have us to live. We’ve heard all the doctrines before. There are doctrines that tell us we are “intrinsically disordered.” There are doctrines that tell us we are “abominations.” There are doctrines telling us we are unloved by God unless we change our sexuality. All these doctrines are a heresy of our hearts, because, in our hearts we know better.

We know the doctrines are wrong. In our hearts, we know there is no disorder in our sexuality. In our hearts, we know we are blessings to God. In our hearts, we know God loves us no matter what. To choose heresy of doctrine over heresy of heart is what we do when we realize that we are God’s children, beloved and blessed, just as we are as GLBT people ä no matter what the doctrines might say to the contrary. Just as we have so honestly rejected doctrine in the face of our God-given and God-blessed sexuality, so should we also be honest about other doctrines that do not speak to our heart.

Don’t be afraid to examine your faith or your beliefs.

If doctrines do not speak to your heart, do not hesitate to discard them.

Doctrines were developed centuries ago to assist people in learning more about God and how to worship God. Just because doctrines are old does not make them true for all eternity. If doctrines of yesterday cause your heart to stumble today take Whittier’s advice and commit a heresy of doctrine before you commit a heresy of heart.

But, maybe that begs the question how do we know what is in our hearts?

How do we cultivate that heart of love that will express itself in the words that we speak?

How do we discover what path our hearts should tread?

Buddhist monk, Jack Kornfield, in his book “A Path with Heart” gives us a starting place in answering that question. Above all, he advises, any path we choose should “have heart.”

Think deeply about the path your life is on right now.

Is it a path that fills your heart with joy and anticipation of each new day?

Or is it a path that fills your heart with dread as each new day begins? If your heart feels heavy as you go through each day ä then the path you’ve chosen isn’t one with heart. My massage therapist would probably find your heart chakra very tight.

Jesus tells us that where our treasure is, there will our hearts be also.

That sounds wonderful, but there’s a warning there, too. Think carefully. What do you treasure? Do you treasure your partner, your job, your house, your car ä money? Wherever our treasure is our hearts will be there. But are we treasuring the right things? If we treasure relationships over God, or money over God, or any material thing over God, our hearts are treasuring the wrong things.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:37 that we must “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment.”

Listen to that verse carefully. We’re told that we must love God not only with our minds and our souls but also with our hearts! If our treasure is God there will our hearts be also.

This is the key to finding that path with heart. First we must discover what it is our heart treasures. If our heart treasures anything above God then we are in danger of being on a path without heart. The path worth pursuing is a path with heart. A path with heart has God as its center as its ultimate treasure where our hearts “sanctify Christ as Lord.”

Don’t worry that your path may seem very different from someone else’s path. We are not all called to walk the same path. Even if we all keep God as the center of that path, our paths may look very different, even contradictory to someone else’s path. That doesn’t matter let no one tell you you’re on the wrong path if you know in your heart that you are where God has led you to be! No one can map out your path but you and God.

If your heart treasures God above all else then your path will be made clear. So we must then begin a process of letting go. This is our first step on our spiritual path. We must let go of false treasures. Let go of our heart’s desire for relationships, money, cars, houses and jobs. I say this is a process ä and often it is a long process a daily process of reorienting ourselves to God.

But we must dedicate ourselves to walking this path with heart. It’s difficult in our busy lives to even think about beginning a process of letting go.

 With so many activities filling our daily calendars, how can we even think of letting go of the material stuff that consumes us? How do we find the time in our busyness to stop and consider whether we’re even on the right path to begin with? And do we really want to let go at all? Isn’t it, after all, the things around us that make us important, that fill us with a sense of self? Yes, often it is the things around us that make us important, but that’s the point it shouldn’t be like that.

What makes us important is our heart and what it treasures. If it treasures things, our spiritual path is empty, heartless. If it treasures God above everything, then and only then, can our paths full of heart. I have very recently begun the practice of meditation.

I am still a novice at this practice easily distracted by the daily chores of living but so far it’s been interesting to spend 10 or 20 minutes each morning simply sitting and breathing ä realizing the fullness of life and contemplating my heart and its path. Finding time to be still in our busy lives is important if we are to truly locate that path that our heart longs to be on. Many may feel that even taking the time to do so is a waste of time time that could be spent doing something more outwardly productive.

Maybe but I’ve found that those outwardly productive things still get done even if I spend time in meditation.

As the old saying goes, rarely do people come to the end of their lives and wish they had spent more time at work. Instead, we tend to ask — Did we live well?

Did we spend enough time with our friends and family?

Did we love well?

Our spiritual practice our goal of finding that path with a heart begins when we stop to take inventory of how precious our lives are, and whether we’re spending our time wisely.

Kornfield recommends a simple meditation for this that I’d like us all to take a minute to do. If we want to discover how to live well, we must reflect on our lives.

I’d like everyone to close their eyes and just reflect on this moment in their lives and then think back. Cast your memory back across your whole life and bring to mind two good deeds that you have done, two things that you did that were good. They need not be grandiose; let whatever wants to arise show itself. In picturing and remembering these good deeds, also become aware of how these memories affect your consciousness, how they transfo rm the feelings and state of the heart and mind, as you see them.

“In Buddhist practice, one is urged to consider how to live well by reflecting on one’s death. The traditional meditation for this purpose is to sit quietly and sense the tentativeness of life.

After reading this paragraph, close your eyes and feel the mortality of this human body that you have been given.

Death is certain for all of us — only the time of death is yet to be discovered. Imagine yourself to be at the end of your life — next week or next year or next decade, some time in the future. Now cast your memory back across your whole life and bring to mind two good deeds that you have done, two things that you did that were good. They need not be grandiose; let whatever wants to arise show itself. In picturing and remembering these good deeds, also become aware of how these memories affect your consciousness, how they transform the feelings and state of the heart and mind, as you see them.” Let’s take some time now to do this meditation.

I’ll admit this exercise was rather hard for me when I first read it. Of course, Whosoever immediately comes to mind. The magazine, by all accounts, has been a good deed and has helped hundreds of people that I know about and probably thousands that I don’t know about. But, my other good deed that came to mind was very small ä it was the times I have lent money to friends in need without the expectation of ever having it paid back. In truth, I’ve been paid back many times over by God’s blessings on my life. The money isn’t important.

What were some of your deeds that arose?

Would anyone like to quickly share just some of their thoughts?

Just tell us a phrase that came to mind like mine would be “loaning money.”

What this meditation shows us, Kornfield says is that, “the things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand.

They are the moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way.

These moments of touching and being touched can become a foundation for a path with heart ” When we do these good deeds when we reach out to those around us without thought for our own good, our own comfort these are the moments when we have made God our treasure.

These are the moments in which we have loved God with our hearts, not just our minds and our souls.

These are the moments we should meditate on the moments we should seek to multiply as we continue on our spiritual journey.

You will find this spiritual path difficult because along the way there will be so many people who will try to dissuade you from following this path.

More often than not I’ve found such people to be those of a more right-wing thinking who believe there is only one path that the heart must tread theirs of course. A path that strictly adheres to doctrines, no matter what the heart may say.

Those on the religious right tell us that by following our hearts we will end up in hell sentenced to eternal damnation.

They’ve made up doctrines saying it’s so! They’ve convinced a good many [too many!] of our GLBT brothers and sisters that it’s true! They’ve held many of our brothers and sisters hostage with outdated doctrines and dogma. They’ve made these people so afraid of God’s wrath that they willingly commit heresy of heart to avoid any appearance of heresy of doctrine.

We in the GLBT community are not innocent of these charges either.

Even within many GLBT congregations, doctrines can become so strong that people will commit heresy of heart easily before they’ll go against any doctrine the church or congregation teaches. But, it is our hearts that God desires not our adherence to doctrines!

The Psalmist invites God to “search me and know my heart.”

God knows our hearts God knows our paths [And, remember, not all of our paths are the same.

We must respect each other’s path for if it is a path with heart, they all lead to God.] Since God knows our hearts and our paths then we cannot find a place where God is not.

We can run from the path with heart we can choose a life of trying to hide from God or we can stop now, and listen to what our hearts are telling us.

Our hearts long for God ä for that path where God walks with us. Let no one tell you that you have no right to walk that path as the person you are.

God knows your heart!

God knows your path!

If a doctrine of the church or a doctrine of society stands between you and your heart’s path, remember “better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart.”

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If we’d take a few moments each day to ponder the magnificent blessings in our lives that we take for granted, we’d never be unhappy.Lord,I thank Thee on all Your blessings You gave me and still giving me in this amazing life.Thank You for all my familly,my friends and to all persons I finally met on my life path.Thank You for this amazing Gentle Spirit Christian Church and for all amazing people sourrounded there.

Thank You, God – YouTube

 Thank You Lord on being Your beloved and blessed child!

                                                                                                          Thank You for a gift of ilness!

                                                                                                           Thank You for becoming homeless because I fould home in Your wounded Sc.Heart!

                                                                                                          Thank You for keeping me safe on Your hand!

                                                                                                           Thank You for gurding upon me spirit and soul!

                                                                                                          Thank You for showing me the way home into Your arms!

                                                                                                          Thank You Lord for all Your angels and saints!

                                                                                                                        Your smalest rainbow fish

Let There be Peace on Earth – Sing Along – YouTube

Lyrics:

Let there be peace on earth,

and let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on Earth,

the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father, brothers all are we,

Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now.

With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow,

To take each moment and live each moment in peace, eternally.

Let there be Peace on Earth,

and let it begin with me.

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I believe

In Dream on June 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

 

“Goodbye, said the fox. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye

I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.” “To establish ties?” “Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”             from The Little Princ                                                                                

I Believe – YouTube

 

I believe… That we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I believe… That no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and, you must forgive them for that.

I believe… That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I believe… That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe… That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe… That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

It may be the last time you see them.

I believe… That you can keep going long after you can’t.

I believe… That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe… That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe… That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I believe… That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe… That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time!

I believe… That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe… That sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I believe… That just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I believe… That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I believe… That it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe… That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I believe… That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe… That just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I believe… That you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe… That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I believe… That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I believe… That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I believe… That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe… That the people you care about most in life are the essence of life.

Tell them today how much you love them and what they mean to you.

A Prayer for my Friend – YouTube

Hallelujah

In Dream on June 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

Susan Boyle – Hallelujah – YouTube

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you She tied you To a kitchen chair She broke your throne, and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah Baby I have been here before I know this room, I’ve walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew you. I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch Love is not a victory march It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah There was a time you let me know What’s really going on below But now you never show it to me, do you? And remember when I moved in you The holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah You say I took the name in vain I don’t even know the name But if I did, well really, what’s it to you? There’s a blaze of light In every word It doesn’t matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah I did my best, it wasn’t much I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you And even though It all went wrong I’ll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah

 

A Story of Hope

In Dream on June 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

Native American, the White Buffalo

The Story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman As told by Joseph Chasing Horse Traditional Leader of the Lakota Nation:

We the Lakota people have a prophecy about the white buffalo calf, and how that prophesy originated was that we have a sacred bundle, a sacred peace pipe, that was brought to us about 2,000 years ago by what we know as the White Buffalo Calf Woman. The story goes that she appeared to two warriors at that time. These two warriors were out hunting buffalo, hunting for food in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, and they saw a big body coming toward them. And they saw that it was a white buffalo calf. As it came closer to them, it turned into a beautiful young Indian girl. At that time one of the warriors thought bad in his mind, and so the young girl told him to step forward. And when he did step forward, a black cloud came over his body, and when the black cloud disappeared, the warrior who had bad thoughts was left with no flesh or blood on his bones. The other warrior kneeled and began to pray. And when he prayed, the white buffalo calf who was now an Indian girl told him to go back to his people and warn them that in four days she was going to bring a sacred bundle. So the warrior did as he was told. He went back to his people and he gathered all the elders and all the leaders and all the people in a circle and told them what she had instructed him to do. And sure enough, just as she said she would, on the fourth day she came. They say a cloud came down from the sky, and off of the cloud stepped the white buffalo calf. As it rolled onto the earth, the calf stood up and became this beautiful young woman who was carrying the sacred bundle in her hand. And as she entered into the circle of the nation, she sang a sacred song and took the sacred bundle to the people who were there to take of her. She spent four days among our people and taught them about the sacred bundle, the meaning of it. And she taught them seven sacred ceremonies: one of them was the sweat lodge, or the purification ceremony. One of them was the naming ceremony, child naming. The third was the healing ceremony. The fourth one was the making of relatives or the adoption ceremony. The fifth one was the marriage ceremony. The sixth one was the vision quest. And the seventh was the sundance ceremony, the people’s ceremony for all of the nation. She brought us these seven sacred ceremonies and taught our people the songs and the traditional ways. And she instructed our people that as long as we performed these ceremonies we would always remain caretakers and guardians of sacred land. She told us that as long as we took care of it and respected it that our people would never die and would always live. When she was done teaching all our people, she left the way she came. She went out of the circle, and as she was leaving she turned and told our people that she would return one day for the sacred bundle. And she left the sacred bundle, which we still have to this very day. And the sacred bundle is known as the White Buffalo Calf Pipe because it was brought by the White Buffalo Calf Woman. It is kept in a sacred place on the Cheyenne Indian reservation in South Dakota. it’s kept by a man who is known as the keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, and his name is Arvol Looking Horse. And when she promised to return again, she made some prophesies at that time ….One of those prophesies was that the birth of a white buffalo calf would be a sign that it would be near the time when she would return again to purify the world. What she meant by that was that she would bring back harmony again and balance, spiritually.

The Watchers – Sacred white buffalo killed

Lightning Medicine Cloud, a white buffalo, was born onto Arby Little Soldier’s Lakota Ranch with great ceremony. Now, at just under one-year-old, the sacred and rare calf is dead. Authorities believe the animal and his mother were intentionally killed. Lightning Medicine Cloud’s father had been killed by a lightning strike last month. A one-year birthday party was planned for Lightening Medicine Cloud for next week. The event will continue as a memorial. The Hunt County Sheriff and the Texas Rangers are searching for the person or people who killed the two animals. “We are investigating all three deaths at the Lakota Ranch here,” said Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks. As legend goes, chances are one in 10 million that a white buffalo will ever enter this world. The white buffalo was born on May 12 last year during the intense power of a driving thunderstorm. The white buffalo was born on Arby Little Soldier’s ranch in Hunt County. Little Soldier is part Mandan Indian, part Lakota; he says he is also a great grandson of Sitting Bull. While all the other buffaloes on Little Soldier’s ranch belong to him, he said the white one belongs to all people and nations. He believes, and custom dictates, that the animal’s existence is a powerful message, but its meaning is not yet known. A rare white buffalo calf regarded as sacred by Lakota Sioux tradition has officially been named at a ceremony drawing about 2,000 people to a northeast Texas ranch. The name Lightning Medicine Cloud is also a tribute to the first known white buffalo in Texas born in 1933. Lakota Sioux tradition holds that Whope (HOH’-pah), the goddess of peace, once appeared in the form of a white buffalo calf. Little Soldier says the buffalo represents hope for all nations and races. “The message that was brought here to this ranch, he brought strong and it will carry on. It’s not gonna quit. It’s never going to quit.“ Arby Little Soldier White buffalo are extremely rare. To be considered sacred they must also have certain markings – black nose, black eyes and black-tipped tail. Lightning Medicine Cloud was the third with all markings. And the fourth in Lakota’s Native American prophecy represents the end of the last days. In this video bellow you can watch  Chief Arvol Looking Horse speaks of White Buffalo Prophecy:

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Speaks of White Buffalo Prophecy – YouTube

 

A Great Urgency: To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders My Relatives, Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer. We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make. I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies. I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc¹I Maka), and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on. As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life. So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember World Peace and Prayer Day/ Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children¹s future and well-being, and the generations to come. Onipikte (that we shall live),

 

Chief Arvol Looking Horse sees a great danger threatening “Grandmother Earth” and a great hope for restoring her wholeness. So he is calling all nations to prayer of any kind in an effort to return the planet to balance, the people to spirit. I asked him why this path is the right path to take. “A man or a woman without spirit is very dangerous,” Looking Horse explained in a recent phone interview. According to this Sioux chief, the absence of spirit is causing suffering everywhere. “We are in a time of survival,” he said. “But we don’t want to believe it because we have forgotten our spirits. We have forgotten that Grandmother Earth has a spirit.” Disconnected souls are hurting others without even knowing they are hurting others.” Those being hurt include animals, trees and waterways. The Sioux have an inclusive worldview, but it was not shared by the transplanted Europeans who undertook genocide on Indian land, culminating in the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890. That final brutality broke the “hoop” binding Indians together; however, Sioux prophecy foretold that in a hundred years the people would be reunited. Although surviving tribe members and their descendants were stripped of religious freedoms (returned to them only 32 year ago by the U.S. government), the rituals were kept and the prophecy not forgotten. So the Sioux nations set out on horseback to “mend the broken hoop” of their nation in 1986 at a sacred site known to non-Indians as Devils Tower or the Great Horn Butte; their ritual went on for four years and concluded in 1990, 100 years after Wounded Knee. During the course of that long ritual, Looking Horse was surprised by a vision that came to him of peace and unity that included not only the Indian nations but all the nations of the world, each gathering with ritual plants around sacred fires on every continent. The Sioux chief felt called to oversee a much broader mending. But who was going to listen even to the chief of a people largely ignored in the country where they lived? “It’s everyday life for us that we hold Grandmother Earth sacred, we hold the trees and the plants, everything has a spirit. We need people to be really respectful for each other. The Great Spirit put us here all together. If we’re going to survive, we need to have spirit and compassion. We’re asking people to go to their sacred places or sacred spaces to pray.” “Sioux Indian chief calls all nations to action on June 21” by Juliane Poirier Music gifted by Tony Gerber

 

Learn more about Arvol Lookinghorse at: http://www.wolakota.org Learn more about White Buffalo Day at: http://www.whitebuffalochildren.org

And finally, at least never the last in my memory- one poem I read yesterday here at wordpress written by our friend Bobbie.My today’s article about white buffalo,about hope started right at this page.Bobbie thank You so much for sharing this so special poem with us.I have been reading and reading this amazing poem over and over again until i realised that my  heart is full with joy,with hope and at last,with love.We can never lose ourseves until there are people who remainds us about hope and love.So,once more,thank You.

mother of life ~ « tornadoday

love was the message

of goddess to flora

a poem to wrap with the essence

of green longing for comfort –

lakota lay silent

and swore there was purpose

the rest would believe

take me

to make me

the same as your sorrows

ride me at morning

to the plains of mombai

burn me to memory

of buffalo graces

the language of hope

forgiven us now

of long ago breezes

winds surely shifting

forgotten my name

as the lines blew away ~

people and colors

civilizations

eternity grieves

my vision of home

Author’s Note ~ In 1994, a white buffalo calf was born on a farm in Wisconsin. . . the first white buffalo born in decades. Some believe she was the fulfillment of the prophecy that the return of the White Buffalo Calf Woman will herald the advent of an age of peace and harmony. Now, more than any time in history, we need the sacred feminine to balance our lives and to balance our world.  We must be spiritual warriors – culling the profound and important aspects of the power of feminine wisdom and directing them toward peace within, as without, and utilizing the energies of the goddess and all mythical women and spiritual heroines to help direct the course of history.

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