She Longs

CloudsShe longs to walk between the worlds

to taste the sweetness of desire

to listen to unspoken words

to hear what hasn’t been said

She longs to walk between the worlds

with a feather as her guide

to stand rooted in the knowing

that lies beyond the eyes

to witness shapes take form

as raven sweeps his wing

to rest as as dreams take flight

to simply stand in prayer

She longs to walk between the worlds

as the heart turns towards the stars

to see her life unfolding

to witness every precious strand

to meet the weavers of our days

and listen to their stories

as thread flows through their hands

She longs to walk between the worlds

and does, each moment that she can

slipping quietly away

to listen to the light

to glimpse the photons dancing

to lean into the wind

to breath and to remember

the life that lives within.

We are Not A Loan

A debt jubilee…Did you know that there is an organization that is seeking donations to buy-up distressed  debts, including student loans and outstanding medical bills, and then wipe the slate clean by writing them off. It is called the Rolling Jubilee. Watch the video; it gave me goosebumps. Goosebumps of recognition. Goosebumps of excitement. Imagine a world free of debt.

David Rees, one of the organisers behind the project, writes on his blog: “This is a simple, powerful way to help folks in need – to free them from heavy debt loads so they can focus on being productive, happy and healthy.

“Now, after many consultations with attorneys, the IRS, and our moles in the debt-brokerage world, we are ready to take the Rolling Jubilee program live and nationwide, buying debt in communities that have been struggling during the recession.”

A video released to promote the project says: “We shouldn’t be forced into debt to cover basic needs like healthcare, housing and education. We need a jubilee, a clean slate. The math is on our side; a little bit of money goes a long way. If we can raise $50,000 we can buy a million dollars worth of debt and abolish it.

“We bailed-out the banks and in return they turned their backs on us. We don’t owe them anything, we owe each other everything. It’s time for a bail-out of the people, by the people.”

Many thanks to http://www.the2012scenario.com and Matthew Sparks of The Telegraph

Living Artfully

Line art on Scraped Paper

One of my visions is to have a spacious, well-lit studio that looks out onto a creek and forest. The studio is stocked with what ever art supply I need. And, wonders of wonders, the studio magically tidies itself up at night.

Playing with this vision while I napped this afternoon, I asked myself what is my true desire, my authentic desire, my heart’s desire? Is my true desire is to have a studio space or, is the true desire to live life artfully. Or, to live an art-filled life?

What would an artful life look like, feel like? It might be a life where I can follow the energy to shift, change and reveal patterns, be they patterns related to paint, paper, pen, and ink, or energetic patterns. Where I can co-create ceremony, celebrations, community. A life where I am a creator of content, of my life, rather than a consumer.

When I consider the desire for an artful life, I feel like I am growing wings. One moment the white, graceful feathered wings of a swan, another moment the powerful, wide wings of eagle, condor, hawk. And then, raven wings to twist and turn and dance within the forest.

And now, to the studio, to make some wings, to be a wingmaker, a dream weaver, an artist of my life.

A vision of a beautiful world

This blog started, at the beginning of the year, with a video entitled “A vision of a beautiful world”. Today, I discovered The Vision Alignment Project, which is creating a community of visioners, of intenders, to build the energy that will allow us to co-create a beautiful world, a beautiful, luscious garden of eden, in this time of transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

The Vision Alignment Project

A Vision for Mother Earth

We envision our Mother Earth in her Highest Light, where all the waters, everywhere, are pure and clean; where all the plants and animals who dwell in and around the water are living their lives happily, healthfully, and joyfully; where everyone who depends upon the water for their leisure or their livelihood is grateful for the abundance they enjoy;

where the skies are true blue and clear; where all manmade clouds are a thing of the past; and where every breath we breathe is sweet, vibrant, and life supporting;

where the land – everywhere we go, everywhere we look – is pristine and pulsating with life; where the trees are radiant and beautiful, the farms and gardens flourishing with fruits and foods of all kinds in all places; where the animals, both wild and domestic, are respected and guaranteed to live their days in peace and safety;

where the people are honoring and caring for one another in every land, in every home, in every way;

and where Mother Earth, herself, is tended to like a garden; where her beauty is celebrated always; where her beaches, her deserts, her pastures and prairies, her meadows and mountaintops are sacred to all who walk there; and where her Highest Good is considered and honored.

And, finally, we see Mother Earth as a living entity, evolving on her own and joyous on her journey as she becomes a brighter star. We see a Mother Earth who is proud of us, proud of all of us, because we have done what we came here to do.

 As you line up with this Vision, it becomes your Vision too! 
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As you love the Earth
so shall she love you

~ Tony Burroughs

The Intenders of the Highest Good, 105 Highland Avenue, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, USA

Greeting Cards to Nourish Your Heart

 

Love What You Do 5X7 Greeting Card

 

 

I am delighted to let you know that I have created a page (or store) to display and sell Occupy Your Heart greeting cards. It was a steep learning curve. Buttons mislinking, codes needing to be adjusted, but it was also very rewarding. The designs come from my heart – may they nourish your heart.

 

 

Many Flames, One Heart

Video

One of the highlights of any Olympic Games is the lighting of the cauldron, a flame that stays lit for the duration of the games. Thoughts and opinions about the Olympics aside, the lighting of the flame at the London games was nothing short of magnificent. Visually and viscerally I was hit with “many flames, one heart”. What way to symbolize the evolution of humanity from separation and duality to unity consciousness. I wonder what other symbolic, memorable moments this games will offer.

Many thanks to alamuttara.

The New Economy Movement

Since, I’ve started to feel into the meaning of money and dreaming of different way of relating to money, I’ve been led to some very informative and inspiring articles. Here’s one I found today on The 2012 Scenario.

Activists, theorists, organizations and ordinary citizens are rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up

by Gar Alperovitz, Alternet, May 22, 2012

Just beneath the surface of traditional media attention, something vital has been gathering force and is about to explode into public consciousness. The “New Economy Movement” is a far-ranging coming together of organizations, projects, activists, theorists and ordinary citizens committed to rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up.

The broad goal is democratized ownership of the economy for the “99 percent” in an ecologically sustainable and participatory community-building fashion. The name of the game is practical work in the here and now—and a hands-on process that is also informed by big picture theory and in-depth knowledge.

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/05/22-2

Questions of Money and Sacred Economics

Rainer Maria Rilke – Live the Questions Now

…I would like to beg you … to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

Where to start? That is what I’ve been asking myself this past few weeks as I have been deepening my exploration of my relationship with money. I am so, so tired of scarcity thinking and feeling. I have an abundance of community, connection and creativity. How can it get any better than this? By having a more compassionate, loving, creative, abundant, even beautiful realtionship with money. By loosening the tangles and knots I have around money. Money feels like a relationship I just don’t get. I don’t get how a person has to “earn a living”. What is that about? Or the “cost of living”. Is that crazy or what. To think that as amazing beings of light we need to earn a living? Who thought that up?

For the next while, however long my soul calls me to delve into the subject, I will be exploring and living the question of money on this blog. Questions such as:

What else is possible? (For exampleRather than a money tangle, can I have a money river?)

How can I create a more loving, abundant, generative relationship with money?

If I see all the world as sacred, how can I create a sacred relationship with money?

How can I see money as something beautiful and amazing?

My guide for this journey is the book Sacred Economics, Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein. The book is organized in three sections:

  • The Economics of Separation
  • The Economics of Reunion
  • Living the New Economy

I recognized right away that the (increasing) tension I feel around money is that while I am practicing living in a world shaped by unity consciousness, cooperation,  connection, compassion and creativity our entire economic system is designed to foster competition and separation. No wonder I am in such a tangled knot. No wonder I just don’t “get” money at a heart level.

Come, join me on this journey of discover, of imagining a new economy, imaging a joyful relationship with money, of imagining a world where there is more than enough for everyone. It is spring, come, plant the seeds of a new reality and water those seeds with questions.