Monthly Archives: April 2012

Impossible Dream

I love the song, Impossible Dream, I’ve often thought it has a pseudo-spiritual quality to it, although I can see where it might be considered an ‘all about me’ song too. Regardless of how you interpret the underlying meaning of the song, it stirs emotions deep inside.

Which started me thinking, ‘To Dream the Impossible Dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to bear with unbearable sorrow, to run where the brave dare not go, to right the unrightable wrong, to be better than you are, to try when your arms are too weary…to reach the unreachable star.’  Isn’t this what we are all doing every day? What dream seems more impossible than the one nearest and dearest to our heart? What foe appears more unbeatable than our own demons? What sorrow seems more unbearable than the sorrow we hide in our hearts? Don’t we all run into our own dark recesses where no one else could find their way? What wrong seems more unrightable than the wrongs we commit against ourselves? Are we not all striving everyday to be better than yesterday? Do we not keep going for ourselves when most everyone else has walked away?

So where is the ‘unreachable star’?  Its inside of us. Its the Eternal connection between our own Spirit and the Divine. We think its unreachable because we feel disconnected and separate from the Divine. But we’re not, we never were. Our physical bodies have created weight which causes us to feel like we’re ‘down here’ and the Divine is ‘up there.’ But the truth is, we are still as connected as we ever were and when we realize this to the extent we allow ourselves to feel it in our bodies and spirits, then we have beaten the foe, laid down the sorrow, run through the dark recesses with courage, we have righted the unrightable wrong and we are our best selves. We have reached the unreachable star.

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Dinner Guest

If you could chose one person either living or dead to have dinner with, who would it be and why? Stop reading for a moment and really think about this. What is it about the person that rouses your interest? Where would you take them for dinner, or would you invite them to your home? What questions do you have for them? Are there things you want to tell them? Keep in mind, this can be anyone.

My first pick is Jesus. I would probably invite him to my home for dinner. Since he’s Jewish I would probably serve fish, rice and rolls, I figure this is a safe bet. Of course I would have a nice bottle of wine chilled. For dessert I would make a flaky apple cinnamon danish layered with nuts, ice cream on the side and fresh pinon coffee.

Why Jesus? He fascinates me, He always has, maybe always will. However, I don’t really have any deep Theological questions for him. I have the rest of Eternity to learn the deep and mystical. I want to get to know the man. I would ask what it was like to grow up in Israel 2000 years ago. Did he have any pets? What types of games did He and the other children play? Was there ever a time when He dated or was even interested in girls as more than friends? Does He have a favorite color, flower, food, drink, flavor? What does He think about the current politics of the world in general?Of course as the evening progresses I’m sure I’ll think of other questions.

The only deep question would be…Is there anything He really wants me to know (that I don’t already know or think I know).

Just some food for thought.

Have an Amazing Sunday!

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Time Travel

I recently watched a show about various cultures who may have the ability to time travel. After watching it, I started thinking about my own life and various ‘disappointing’ times in my life.  I’ve also seen many fictional movies and series about time travel, all of which warn about the possible dangers of changing too much of the past therefore, altering the present or even the future with disastrous consequences. But if we want to time travel isn’t at least part of the reason so we can change certain issues?

So, I’ve been thinking about time travel and the potential perks. Since my childhood was pretty awesome, there would be no reason to go back before I was 15. The first gut wrenching memory I have is when my grandfather died when I was 16. Would I warn myself about this? No, it was his time and he made his passing as easy as he could for the whole family, especially me.

If I went back, it would be to my senior year of high school. I would tell myself what college to attend, and what to study immediately after graduation. I would warn myself about all the men I would date over the years and which ones I might want to not take too seriously.  I would warn myself about the mistakes we all make as single parents and how to make it easier on myself and my daughter. I would school myself on better money management and how to implement it early in life. And I would tell myself how to take better care of my health over the years and what illnesses might be avoided or at least lessen the severity.

Would I be changing history? Probably. Would my life be any easier over the years? Probably not. We are perfect in our imperfections. I would most likely make different mistakes, but I bet I’d end up right where I am doing just what I’m doing now…or maybe not. 😉

If you could time travel back in your own life, what, if anything would you warn yourself about?

Happy Saturday!

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True Spirituality

If you’ve read any of my posts you know my childhood hero was my maternal grandfather. Some of you may recall he was Celtic Irish and he taught me some very Druid/Celtic practices. Yet he was also a Christian and there was no antagonism between the two belief systems. In fact, the practices blended perfectly as if they were the same concept. Because for him they were the same thing.

In his life he was also a door to door salesman while in college, a factory worker during WWII and a science teacher after the war. He was a son, father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He didn’t call himself a Druid, a Christian, or a Free Mason (yes, he was also a Free Mason), he didn’t call himself anything other than Bill.

For most people careers are not who we are, they are simply what we do. Even the roles we assume for family and friends are not who we are, they are pieces of what we offer the world. Who we are is something deeper and more complex. Many people are realizing there is a difference between religion and spirituality, at least in theory.

When we label ourselves, we are naming a role we assume for others. If I say I’m a Christian, I may really be one and the statement is probably a profession of faith. Both of these are good, but I’m still naming a role I  fill for others. True, soul level spirituality is rooted in my core and is automatic in feeling and practice. So, what is true spirituality? Is it something thought, said, done, felt, or believed? Well, yes and no. For me true spirituality is not a profession, role, or moniker. It is simply who I am .

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How Deep Are Men Really?

I’ve heard more than one male comedian joke about how simple and basic a man’s needs really are. However, I’m not so sure. Since I was extremely close to my grandfather, father, and brother, and I have 4 nephews, and a grandson plus there’s William, I have quite a bit of experience with men from infancy through adulthood. Truthfully, its been my experience they are just as deep, perhaps deeper in some situations as women, they just express it differently.

Biologically men have hormones which were originally intended to make them great hunters, providers and protectors. Basic human culture has evolved and two things have happened; men no longer use the male hormones in the circumstances for which they were intended millions of years ago, and women are now as responsible for the hunting, providing and protecting.

But the level of these male hormones has not decreased. Men now have urges which don’t fit well with our day to day culture. Which leaves them in a quandary. Most men hide these feelings, urges and desires or find other outlets for them. My brother is an obsessive compulsive about everything. Which is great for his wife because they have 7 kids and my brother cleans, cooks and nurtures the kids as much as his wife.  A clean house, healthy meals and happy children are important to him. Many men wouldn’t admit they care about such things.William works on landscaping the yard as much as I do. He helps me plan how it will look, making sure we get the right supplies and actually doing the work, including caring for the plants and flowers over the summer months. This may not seem ‘manly’ but trust me, William is very “male” in every respect.

The bottom line is, men are just as deep and complex as women, they just express it in very different ways. Knowing this, isn’t going to make getting along with each other much easier. Yet, hopefully it will make all of us more understanding of the deeper emotions we all deal with everyday.

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Mean People

My daughter and I have recently both run into more than our fair share of mean people. This morning she asked me what the point really is in being mean. My personal opinion is the reasons are as unique as the people. However, I also realize the “law of attraction” issue at play. Karma is also an issue. We all have a dark side. We are all capable of being mean. And, what constitutes ‘mean’ is different for each of us.

So, we may not think we’re being ‘mean’. Yet our actions, attitudes, words, body language may all be coming across as mean to someone else. Their perception of us is probably quite different than how we perceive ourselves. So, when we think we don’t deserve the way someone is treating us, the truth is, it’s probably some sort of karma at work. If we get angry over someone cutting us off in traffic and begin muttering expletives under our breath or even out loud in the car, even though no one else hears us, the Universe heard us and we sent the angry energy out. Then we’re indignant when the check out guy at the grocery store is rude, sullen or just not friendly.

The truth is, the energy we send out must be resolved by us. If we allow ourselves the pity party to create the angry emotions then we must resolve them or neutralize them with kindness and love. Otherwise, they just keep coming back to us.

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Do We Know What Loving the Earth Means?

I’ve been saving this message for today. It’s Earth Day, today’s post is not about statistics, today is about touching your hearts to better care for the earth. We humans have taken over becoming selfish, self centered, egotistical, blood thirsty and destructive.  I know we’re not all bad, yet…

The Rainforests of the world are estimated to contain approximately 80% of the green and flowering plants in existence. Each 2.5 acres of rainforest may hold up to 1500 species of higher plants and 750 different types of trees. We are over farming, logging, and developing rainforest areas beyond points where they can recover. The earth is set up as a giant terrarium (this is an overly simplistic example, but it suits the post), the plants and trees in the rainforest are emitting oxygen for our atmosphere, oxygen and other chemicals necessary for our survival, yet we seem to think the wood and paper products we get from there are more important. I bet most people have no idea the beauty which lives in the rainforests.

     

    Orchids grow wild in the rainforests. Some species of orchids are listed as endangered now because of our over harvesting and over development of the natural habitat. We can grow them in hot houses, but if we destroy their natural habitat the orchid population will never be the same.

There are so many animals on the endangered species list, I almost don’t where to start. I think the issue most horrendous is the killing of these beautiful animals for their furs and feathers. Some humans are so insecure with their own appearance, they kill majestic creatures to steal their beauty. Here are two examples.

Ocelot. Bald Eagle

We are able to replicate their beauty artificially while leaving them whole, healthy and alive. Also, these two are endangered from deforestation and over development of open land by humans and we call it progress.

This mother and baby are endangered simply from global warming.

Global warming is real and its deadly.

Finally, my personal soap box, wolves are endangered purely from human ignorance. …when you don’t understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the animals you will destroy yourself…Chief Dan George.

  Wolves do not eat people. We are not on their menu, they are not a threat to our existence.

Today, if only today, search your heart, find some small thing you can do to not only preserve the earth and all she provides, find a way to honor her. For without her and all the other life here, our very lives will end.

 

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Power Couple

There are power couples everywhere; Hollywood, Europe, in politics, entrepreneur power couples, I don’t need to name names, most of us know who they are.  However, in looking at a great picture this morning of what I believe to be the ultimate power couple, I’m now wondering what makes a power couple?

Is it the money they have? The charities they sponsor? The projects they orchestrate, fund and see through to its completion? Is it their values and morals about the world around us and how they interact in the world together?  Or do we, their fans make them power couples just by being their fans? I’m wondering if maybe we assign ‘power’ where there really isn’t any. Like I said, I won’t name names, but one couple comes to my mind and when I heard the news they were separating, I felt true remorse for them and how they let their ‘power’ come between them. I’ve thought about this issue quite a bit, mostly because William and I both are always working, striving, planning, or orchestrating something both separately and together. We have jobs outside the home, we have our own home businesses, we have home projects, we our always looking for ways to not only improve our life together as a couple, but we truly want to improve the world in general. While we’re not millionaires yet, does our heart felt desires for improvement in all areas (financial, ethical, moral, spiritual) make us a power couple?

In my musings over this I’ve decided that at least from my own perspective power is not how much money you have or how famous you are or even how worthy your projects are; power is your moral and spiritual strength. Its how you view and operate in the world 24/7/365 and beyond. True power is to use said power for the good of yourself, your loved ones and others, even those who are completely different from us. Sometimes power is in what we don’t do, or how we stay in control even if we don’t feel like it. And finally, sometimes, power is in how we love ourselves, others, and the world itself. At the end of the day, authentic power is our ability to love.

So, here’s my ideal power couple. Have a great weekend.

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Hark! What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks

It is the East and Juliet is the sun. AAHH…I love Romeo and Juliet. Yes I know they die from a double suicide, but there is some really beautiful verbal love making before the sad ending.  They enjoyed the journey. They made the most of their love for each other. What caused their death is that they became so focused on an end result they lost sight of the journey they were on together. They were young, so not able to see the beauty they had together in the moment.

We all do this from time to time. Even when you’re older chronologically, there are still life experiences which place you in a young mindset or situation. We should look for the beauty and love along every path we travel, through every journey we take, over every mountain we climb. If we become too focused on an end result or a goal, we miss so many wonderful experiences along the way.

Romeo and Juliet were passionate, romantic and sensual in their love for each other. We don’t have to be talking about a relationship for these terms to apply. All endeavors worth working on, all journeys worth taking in life, all experiences worth diving into should be lived, felt, loved, with passion, romance and sensuality. These sensations and emotions should be at the heart of all of us.

Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight til it me marrow.

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Movie News

Today’s post is about movies. Well, actually one specific movie; The Lone Ranger. As most of you know, I live in New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment. We have ski resorts, a piece of the Rio Grande, mountains, desserts, Native American Pueblos and movie studios.

We residents of New Mexico are always the first to know when a big name movie is being filmed here. We actually have several famous residents, (Val Kilmer, Julia Roberts, the late Patrick Swayze; just to name a few).  Our local papers are on location as often as possible to keep us up to date. But to say we’re excited about this movie is an understatement. This is a blending of the old west meets Native American heritage. Thanks to Johnny Depp, Tonto will be portrayed as the intelligent, savvy, and reliable sidekick he truly is, while presenting authentic Native heritage.  Here’s the link to the webpage where you can learn more about Mr. Depp’s feelings on his portrayal of Tonto.

Johnny Depp on remaking The Lone Ranger

The movie is due for release on May 31, 2013.  Obviously, since the movie is only now being filmed I can’t give you a true review of the movie. However, given Mr. Depp’s feelings for Tonto and with Native Americans on site, consulting with cast and producers, I feel this movie will be a much more authentic portrayal of the Native Americans and their interactions with open minded whites.  Here is the link for a list of the cast and more information on the behind the scenes activity.

The Lone Ranger

And finally, here’s a picture published in one of our local papers. The woman standing beside Tonto (Johnny Depp) is the Surgeon General for the Navajo Nation, Dr. Gayle Dine ‘Chacon.

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