On 9/11 in New York, NY, 14 years later. On NBC Nightly News last evening.
On 9/11 in New York, NY, 14 years later. On NBC Nightly News last evening.
I have found this new translation of the Lord’s Prayer. It was originally in Syriac Aramaic and now it is in English. It is felt that Syriac Aramaic is the closest to what Jesus spoke. Jesus would have spoken Hebrew or Aramaic. All translations are limited, but there has been an attempt to retain some of the Aramaic rhythms.
Nehve zviyanuch ayekana of bashmaya off b’ar’ah
Havlan lakhma d’soonkannan
Washbooklan khowvine wakhtahine ayekana soff chinnan shuokin I’khaiyouine.
Wela tahlan linisyuna
Ela patssan men bisha
Metool d’lokhhe malkoota wakhaila weteshbookta l’olam aimeen.”
“O Thou, the Breath, the Light of all.
Let the light create a heart-shrine within.
And you Counsel rule ’til Oneness guides all.
Your One Desire then acts with ours, as in all light
so in all forms.
Grant what we need, each day, in bread and insight.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us, as we release the strands we hold of other’s faults.
Don’t let surface things delude us.
But keep us from unripe acts.
To you belongs the ruling mind.
the life that can act and do.
the song that beautifies all.
from age to age it renews.
In faith, I will to be true.” —–Amen
My meditation or prayer tonight is:
On The Silence and Stillness in Nature
Through the silence in nature
I attain thy divine peace.
O sublime nature
in they stillness let my heart rest.
Thou art patiently awaiting the moment
to manifest through the silence of sublime nature.
O nature sublime, speak to me through silence
for I am awaiting in silence, like you, the call of God.
O nature sublime,
Through the silence I hear thy cry.
My heart is tuned to the quietness
that the stillness of nature inspires.
O nature sublime, pregnant of divine spirit,
manifest as a prayer, which rises from my heart.
Speak, God, in silence,
this moment my heart is in tune with the stillness of thy nature.
Though the ever-moving life is my nature,
thou art my very being, O stillness.
We are getting a wake-up call from Mother Earth. It is called climate change. The number of Polar bears is declining by forty percent. This was determined by a study linking the Polar bear population and climate change.
Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple. Polar bears rely on ice to have access to the seals which are their main food source. They move from ice flow to ice flow. Ice is also used for resting and breeding. The problem is that the ice is melting. As ice melts, we must understand that it becomes more and more difficult to find ice.
So, realistically, the polar bears are finding less ice to feed from, to breed on and to rest on. This is why the polar bear population is declining rather rapidly. As of 2010, according to an article published in Ecological Applications, there are now only 900 polar bears. It is such a sad thing.
We have an urgent call to fix climate control. It is the main reason we are losing our polar bears. Close your eyes, now imagine a world without bears, without any of our wild animals. No bears, big cats, elephants, kangaroos, antelope, or rhinos. We are getting way to close to this being our reality. Now, we need to speak up and demand global action.
Now, on the other hand, we are making some success in slowing the decline of our tiger population. We have had success even where tiger habitats span national boundaries. India and Nepal have worked together with WWF, World Wildlife Fund, to increase the population of tigers. Their goal is to double the population by 2022.
They are using camera trap images to confirm that tigers use three forested wildlife corridors that provide vital links between protected areas across both sides of the international borders.
Bangladesh has hosted the Second Conference of the Global Tiger Recovery Program. They will do a population count in 2016. So this news is good but there is much to do. You could go overseas and help. You could join the WWF and donate money to save the wild animals. You could work within your own communities to improve climate change. Action is needed. Voices need to be raised to our elected officials here in America.
This world belongs to each and everyone of us. That includes you and I. It also includes our neighbors and our communities. And it includes the animals we share the planet with.
Today, my friends has been the kind of day we read about but don’t usually experience. We have had severe weather and my WiFi was out. It is on again. My phone died. My IPad updated and nothing was working. I will stop here. I am dedicating Jim Morrison’s song to my day because it is making it the day better already. I also received a book of prayers in the mail and that also helps. Tomorrow will be a bright new day and I have a drumming circle to attend in the afternoon. So I am sending all of you my best wishes and many blessings. Hugs, Barbara
Some time today, all of you my friends and family will see a great big beautiful Harvest Moon. I hope you enjoy the magic of this celestial body and I hope It shines on each of you with Divine white light and all will be well in your lives. Blessings and sing along if you can.
” A smile fell in the grass.
And how will your night dances
Lose themselves. In mathematics?
Such pure leaps and spirals—-
Surely they travel
The world forever, I shall not entirely
Sit emptied of beauties, the gift
Of your small breath, the drenched grass
Smell of your sleeps, lilies, lilies.
Their flesh bears no relation.
Cold folds of ego, the calla,
And the tiger, embellishing itself——-
Spots, and a spread of hot petals.
Have such a space to cross,
Such coldness, forgetfulness
So your gestures flake off——
Warm and human, then their pink light
Bleeding and peeling
Through the black amnesias of heaven
Why am I given
These lamps, these planets
Falling like blessings, like flakes
On my eyes, my lips, my hair
Touching and melting/
I have always been a night person, night owl of the lyrics. My mind rushes with ideas, my eyes filled with the heavenly lights, the moon, stars, planets and the shooting stars. Alone with the Divine lights and my soul. I meditate, paint, read, and write. The night makes my heart free. Ah, and then the morning. Not my time to function. My body is heavy and my mind vague and fuzzy. I really love to awaken slowly with a stretch of limbs to open my heart and soul to the love that fills me. I am seldom understood. But what can I say, the night dances.
Many people talk about peace, write about peace, sing about peace and march about peace. This is all very wonderful, however, how does it actually start? What is the germ of peace that gets planted that makes people want to work for peace?
I believe that the desire for peace is within our souls at birth and it is a desire that cell memory carries. Every cell of every organ is imprinted with peace. I am not going to address those people like Hitler or Ted Bundy. That is another discussion.
As we grow into childhood and adulthood, we develop thoughts. Some thoughts are good and some are not so good. Some are evil even. Thoughts have energy and as we “think” the good thoughts go out into the Universe and bring good energy and vibrations. Evil ones or bad ones work the same. This is why affirmations and positive thinking are so important.
If I tell myself that I am stupid or ugly every day, I will begin to believe it. That negativity will effect myself and everything around me. So it is vital to watch your thoughts. If you have a negative one, replace it with a positive one. Practicing gratitude everyday is also creating positive thoughts. Thoughts go out into this world and can affect nature, plants, trees, animals, insects, even our water. Studies have been done and the results are remarkable. You may want to look at my blogs from last year.
Once we begin to watch our thoughts and keep them positive as much as possible, then the cell memories have the ability to grow and thrive. Peace begins to fill us and as we are filled, peace emanates from our beings and people can feel the peace when they are around us. The opposite is also true. As we feel positive about people and life, we begin to feel like doing things that help others. Perhaps volunteer work. Perhaps joining a Peace organization. You begin to bring peace to others and your actions and words bring peace in your life. The ripple starts with you and moves outward until neighborhoods, cities, counties and countries feel more peaceful. Now if half of the people on our planet would start with positive thoughts, can you imagine the difference this would make in the world?
Try it. Creating peace is free and feels wonderful.
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