Monday, February 27, 2012

Start Shining!

A beautiful pledge for our Waking Planet during these times of great change.

Imagine for a moment what our world would look like if people everywhere pledged allegiance to our earth and to all life on it. We would be well on our way to creating the heaven our earth was meant to be!

Are you ready to commit to bequeathing a liveable and more loving world for our children and all future generations? How could we do anything less?

The world needs you right now. If you are having any doubts that you can make a difference, I hope you will read the following and remember that we are all here at this crucial time for a reason and that the world needs the gift that only you can give.

I leave you with one of my old time favorites, "Everybody Is a Star" by Sly and the Family Stone.


Everybody is a star
Who can rain, chase the dust away
Everybody wants to shine
Ooh, come out on a cloudy day
'Til the sun that loves you proud
When the system tries to bring you down
Every hand to shine tonight
You don't need darkness to do what you think is right

Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,
ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Everybody is a star
I can feel it when you shine on me
I love you for who you are
Not the one you feel you need to be
Ever catch a falling star
Ain't no stopping 'til it's in the ground
Everybody is a star
One big circle going round and round

 YOU are a star! Sending you love on your path.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Sign in the Sky

I woke up this morning thinking of that first photo and the need to share it here. After shooting from the car's front window, I was surprised to see that the clouds had formed a spiritual symbol on the left (how many rectilinear clouds do you see?). Do you see it?

I love this photo, because it feels not so much a message about one religion- Christianity- but rather as a recognition of the spiritual nature of all life- around us and in us!

If Jesus were alive today his message would still be all about love. He would still teach acceptance, compassion, justice and peace. And he would still be telling us that we have the potential to do all of the things he did and more.

For me, the true second coming is the recognition of the Divine within each of us. When we connect to the divine in nature (and we thank her for sometimes giving us special signs) we can more easily see that all is whole and holy- and that we are a part of it. We remember our intrinsic beauty and goodness.

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."         George Washington Carver

The signs may not always be so obvious, (all of these photos were shot from the car on the NYS Thruway on that same trip) but there are always subtle reminders all around you of the sacredness and interconnectedness of all life. For me, love is always pouring out of the natural world to restore and renew us- and help us to remember. You just need to look, open your heart, appreciate and surrender.

 The nature spirits are waiting for you.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein