“Service to humanity is service to God.
Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you until all who look
upon you shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.”
“The golden moments in
the stream of life rush past us,
and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when
they are gone.”
“You were aimed from birth:
you will never be alone.
Rain will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon,
long aisles — you never heard so deep a sound,
moss on rock, and years. You turn your head —
that’s what the silence meant: you’re not alone.
The whole wide world pours down.”
“The magic of purpose and of love
in its purest form. Not television love,
with its glare and hollow and sequined glint;
not sex and allure,
all high shoes and high drama,
everything both too small and
in too much excess, but just love.
Love like rain, like the smell of a tangerine,
like a surprise found in your pocket.”
“I embrace emerging experience.
I participate in discovery.
I am a butterfly.
I am not a butterfly collector.
I want the experience of the butterfly.”
WOW… so those dials in Lightroom are powerful creatures. After yesterday’s dive off the cliff of creativity this beauty came to life! Or was I pushed? See what you did Ron Clifford ;o). Something tells me 2013 is going to be a BEAUTIFUL year!
“The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery,
and the only thing you need to recover
from is a fractured sense of self.”
Today, cairns are built for many purposes. The most common use in North America and Northern Europe is to mark mountain bike and hiking trails and other cross-country trail blazing, especially in mountain regions at or above the tree line… Placed at regular intervals, a series of cairns can be used to indicate a path across stony or barren terrain, even across glaciers. Such cairns are often placed at junctions or in places where the trail direction is not obvious, and may also be used to indicate an obscured danger, such as a sudden drop, or a noteworthy point such as the summit of a mountain.
Although the practice is not common in English, cairns are sometimes referred to by their anthropomorphic qualities. In German and Dutch, a cairn is known as steinmann and steenman respectively, meaning literally “stone man”. A form of the Inuit inuksuk is also meant to represent a human figure, and is called an inunguak (“imitation of a person”). In Italy, especially the Italian Alps, a cairn is an ometto, or a “small man”. Wikipedia
“Each of us is carving a stone,
erecting a column, or cutting a piece of
stained glass in the construction of
something much bigger than ourselves.”
“When the stormy winds do blow;
When the battle rages loud and long,
And the stormy winds do blow.”
“Pursue some path,
however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
Rainbow Obsidian: brings light and love to one’s life. Allows for the spiritual side in one’s nature to be recognized. Known as the “stone of pleasure”, it can bring enjoyment and gratification to one’s life. It is also used for “gazing” especially in matters of love, relationship and the development of one’s etheric and physical bodies.