Deers reign…… raindeer ……

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the deer reign

the deer reign
bells tinkle
stars glitter
angels sing

elves hasten
Santa gift-wraps
Ms Santa
clicks her heels

all are merry
after all
The deer reign over all!

all rights
Poland
12/1/22

War Helmet

Oh the power of the family!

The Vibrant Channeled Creator

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1978 Jeanne’s Afro: the helmet of power

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Afros proclaim:

power to the people;

safety to the children

solidarity with the families!

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Resistance

during occupation

under coercion

before bullying!

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They are the aura

of a birthright

resplendent with freedom  and equality!

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The words of the savvy Mark Twain…

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He became known for his ability to rally disheartened Britons during World War II. One of many examples:

“The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us.

Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war.

If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.'”

Winston Churchill

In his unfinished novel, The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain wrote, “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. No sane man can be happy, for to him life is real, and he sees what a fearful thing it is. Only the mad can be happy, and not many of those.”


One of the most quotable of authors, Mark Twain said:
“It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”


And “Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.”


And “Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.”


And “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.”

Sometimes we have a leader who glows with Charisma…..

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Humans like to be “head of the Mountain”. But some sacrifice themselves for their country ’s democracy!

She Tells Her Child of the Assassination
by Marjorie Saiser


In November of 1963, you

were all the center of my days

and when I heard on TV

Kennedy had been shot,

I wrapped you in your blue

blanket and walked for miles (I was

strong then), carrying you

on sidewalks in the middle

of a country stunned by rapid-fire

bulletins. It was

pink Chanel suit, brain matter,

film loop, Walter Cronkite—

but I had your sweet-

smelling head close to my lips

and I walked 40th Street. The leaves

broke and scattered under my feet.

I passed the blank faces of doors and windows,

the news spreading dark over the lawns.


“She Tells Her Child of the Assassination” by Marjorie Saiser from I Have Nothing to Say About Fire. © The Backwaters Press, 2016. Reprinted with permission.

“Writing is…that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger.” —Pico Iyer
“The less conscious one is of being ‘a writer,’ the better the writing.” —Pico Iyer

“How Do I Connect With My Spirit Guides?”

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We all have spirit guides who are ready to assist us in some way at any given moment. All we need to do is reach out, connect with them, and ask for their help. You may often have wondered about discovering your own guides, as well as being more open to the knowledge that they possess. After all, it’s natural to wonder about these incredible beings!
You may not have realized it but some of your guides have been there for you throughout your whole existence, even before you set foot on this earth in your current incarnation! They are essential to who you are. Others joined your circle at various points in your life when it was determined that you required their assistance. There will also still be more guides who are to come in the future.
Today we are using the Indigo Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue to see what insight they bring, and we see that their message backs up the concept of connecting with your spirit guides. To begin with, you simply need to ask for their help then wait and something will happen that’s out of the ordinary.

Should I Learn How to Meditate?
Learning how to meditate or just to even quiet down your mind is an art in itself. There are no rights or wrongs as a rule. However, it’s a good idea for you to ask for a sign from the angels to let you know when the time is right.

Learning to meditate in whatever way you feel is right and resonant with you is recommended to meet and to connect with your spirit guides. Perhaps you won’t meet them immediately, but it will happen over time now that they know that you wish to communicate with them.
Meditation is a wonderful method of processing the events of the day as well as your thoughts and feelings in general. All these things will help you to relax and to open yourself enough to connect with your guides.

Will My Guides Appear To Me Or Something Else?
Your guides know you better than anyone else. They probably even know you better than yourself, believe it or not! So, they’ll know what communication method will work best for you.

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For example, if you’re terrified of seeing them, they won’t suddenly appear to you! They understand and wish to convey to you that everything is a matter of divine timing so you don’t need to worry about things moving too rapidly or dragging along in terms of connecting with them because all will happen when it should.
Practically speaking, why not join a yoga class or one that specifically teaches meditation in order to get yourself in the zone? Or, if you’d rather, just turn off your TV, phone, and anything else that takes your attention away from focusing inwardly and write a letter to your guides ensuring that you remain receptive to their answers in whatever way they come to you.
Just feel yourself relaxing and going with the flow with the understanding that everything will happen in accordance with divine timing.

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It’s difficult but it’s crucial to be patient in order to connect with your spirit guides. Remove yourself from your concerns and the conversation that’s going on in your head. It is essential that you begin this process of calming your mind in a peaceful setting.
Be aware though that this can be difficult to achieve in the beginning because it requires you to put an end to not just your mental to-do checklists and problems, but also the thoughts and flashes of creativity that may occur to you during times of stillness.
Get out there and find information about meeting with your guides. Join groups, look for books and speak to like-minded people about their experiences. When you live your intentions, they become so much easier to connect with. Just take your time, enjoy life, and invite any of your guides who wish to come forwards to come forwards. They’ll do so at the perfect time!

Celebrate Advent!
Awake from your sleep.
Put on the armor of light!
Prepare for the coming of Christ.
Am I yearning for God’s promise?
Hope is all about awareness and love.
Union is promised.
Participants in the divine nature.
Contemplation in a long loving look at the real.
Practice it through prayer.
Be an instrument of peace, pardon and light!
Sermon in Christ Church First Sunday of Advent 11/27/22

The barber begets one of the most famous illustrators….

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It’s the birthday of cartoonist Charles Schulz ( born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1922). His parents left school after third grade, and his father was a barber who supported the family on 35 cent haircuts. Every Sunday, Schulz and his father read the “funny pages” together, and the boy hoped to become a cartoonist someday. But he had a tough time in school — he felt picked on by teachers and other students. He was smart enough to skip ahead a couple of grades, but that only made it worse. He wished someone would recognize his artistic talent, but his cartoons weren’t even accepted by the high school yearbook.
After high school, he was drafted into the Army; his mother died of cancer a couple of days before he left. When he came home, he moved in with his father in the apartment above the barbershop. He got a job teaching at Art Instruction, a correspondence course for cartooning that he had taken as a high schooler. There he fell in love with a red-haired woman named Donna Mae Johnson, who worked in the accounting department. They dated for a while, but when he asked her to marry him, she turned him down and soon after married someone else. Schulz was devastated, and remained bitter about it for the rest of his life. He said: “I can think of no more emotionally damaging loss than to be turned down by someone whom you love very much. A person who not only turns you down, but almost immediately will marry the victor. What a bitter blow that is.”
Schulz started publishing a cartoon strip called L’il Folks in the local paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but they dropped it after a couple of years. Schulz sent some of his favorite L’il Folks cartoons to the United Features Syndicate, and in 1950, the first Peanuts strip appeared in national newspapers. The first strip introduced Charlie Brown, and Snoopy made an appearance two days later. The rest of the Peanuts characters were added slowly over the years: Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Pig Pen, Peppermint Patty, and many more. Throughout the years, the object of Charlie Brown’s unrequited love is known simply as The Little Red-Haired Girl.
Peanuts was eventually syndicated in more than 2,500 newspapers worldwide, and there were more than 300 million Peanuts books sold, as well as 40 TV specials, four movies, and a Broadway play.
Charles Schulz said: “My whole life has been one of rejection. Women. Dogs. Comic strips.”
And he wrote: “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

We ought to build what will last, love and goodness!

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2022
“Perseverance. What is perseverance? The word indicates being “very strict”; but strict in what sense? With oneself, considering oneself not up to standard? No. With others, becoming rigid and inflexible? Not this either. Jesus asks us to be “strict”, uncompromising, persistent in what he has at heart, in what counts. Because, what truly counts, very often does not coincide with what attracts our interest… We often prioritize the work of our hands, our achievements, our religious and civil traditions, our sacred and social symbols. This is fine, but we accord too much priority to them. These things are important, but they pass away. Instead, Jesus says to concentrate on what remains, to avoid devoting our life to building something that will then be destroyed,… and forgetting to build what will not collapse, to build on his word, on love, on goodness.” 
Pope Francis

It’s the birthday of American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, born in Dunfermline, Scotland (1835), the son of a weaver and political radical. His father instilled in young Andrew the values of political and economic equality, but his family’s poverty taught Carnegie a different lesson. At the age of 12, the boy worked as a milkhand for $1.20 per week. When the Carnegies immigrated to America in 1848, Carnegie was determined to find prosperity. One of the pioneers of industry of 19th-century America, Andrew Carnegie helped build the American steel industry, which turned him into one of the richest entrepreneurs of his age.
In 1868, at age 33, Carnegie wrote himself a memo in which he questioned his chosen career, a life of business. He kept the letter for his entire life, carefully preserving it in his files. In the memo, he vowed to retire from business within two years, believing that the further pursuit of wealth would degrade him. Carnegie eventually sold his steel business and gave his fortune away to cultural, educational, and scientific institutions for the improvement of mankind.
Over the course of his life, Andrew Carnegie endowed 2,811 libraries and many charitable foundations as well as the internationally famous Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He also bought 7,689 organs for churches. The purpose of the latter gift was, in Carnegie’s words, “To lessen the pain of the sermons.”

Lewis Thomas said: “The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.”

Leave an empty chair for the Christ at the table!

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 “Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work.” —Anthony Powell


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022
“There is an old tradition, even in some Italian regions, and I am sure some people still follow it: leaving an empty chair for the Lord at the Christmas dinner, and believing that he will surely come knocking at the door in the person of a poor person in need. Does your heart have a space for such persons? Is there a place in my heart for such people? Or are we too busy attending to our friends, attending social events and other engagements which will never let us have a space for such people. Let us care for the poor, in whom we find Jesus, who became poor for our sake… Let us not be content, like the people in the Gospel, to admire the beautiful stones of the temple, while failing to recognize God’s true temple, our fellow men and women, especially the poor, in whose face, in whose history, in whose wounds, we encounter Jesus. He told us so. Let us never forget it.” 
Pope Francis

Ours is a dopamine economy and a fair economy, but we are fear addicts.

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words from Caroline Myss & Robert Ohotto on Self Empowerment for the Archetypal Challenges of our time

Words I noted …..to live by:
systems
technicians magnetic pulls
bridges to this mirror
archetypes are acts
and symbolic Gods
Aquarius age is one of ascendency
mystical pivots from the mind to the soul
What will this choice cost me in my light?
How do we recover a model? break out of loops in the power grid?
The driver is whole-ism
There is gravity in our purpose
The internet brings us to the inner net
Ours is a dopamine economy and a fair economy, but we are fear addicts
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Let’s not be led astray by false prophets, sirens of populism, hasty solutions, false Messiahs, wealth, condemning the poor…

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022
“Let us take to heart the clear and unmistakable summons in the Gospel not to be led astray. Let us not listen to prophets of doom. Let us not be enchanted by the sirens of populism, which exploit people’s real needs by facile and hasty solutions. Let us not follow the false “messiahs” who, in the name of profit, proclaim recipes useful only for increasing the wealth of a few, while condemning the poor to the margins of society. Instead, let us bear witness. Let us light candles of hope in the midst of darkness. Amid dramatic situations, let us seize opportunities to bear witness to the Gospel of joy and to build a fraternal world, or at least a bit more fraternal. Let us commit ourselves courageously to justice, the rule of law and peace, and stand always at the side of the weakest. Let us not step back to protect ourselves from history, but strive to give this moment of history, which we are experiencing, a different face.” 
Pope Francis

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” —E.L. Doctorow

It’s the birthday of novelist George Eliot (books by this author), born Mary Anne Evans in Warwickshire, England (1819).
Mary Anne’s appearance was another factor in her lack of self-confidence. Not many pictures exist of her; the one most relied upon in biographies depicts her with delicate features and sandy waves. Its popularity derives from the same reason that there are so few representations of Eliot: She was in fact notoriously unattractive, having inherited her father’s bulbous nose and prominent chin, with dark, straight hair her mother had often criticized. Henry James wrote that Eliot was “magnificently ugly, deliciously hideous,” but claimed that “in this vast ugliness resides a most powerful beauty which, in a very few minutes, steals forth and charms the mind.”
after the death of Thackeray and Dickens, a popular literary magazine proclaimed Mary Anne Evans/ Marian Lewes/ George Eliot “the greatest living writer of English fiction … probably … the greatest woman who ever won literary fame, and one of the very few writers of our day to whom the name ‘great’ could be conceded with any plausibility.”
She said: “I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.”

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