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Celebrating Earth Day today and everyday

Celebrating Earth Day today and everyday.

One of my favorites.

“The Peace of Wild Things”

by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 22, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Dawning of a Compassionate world

The Dawning of a Compassionate world:



It's the dawning of a compassionate world.

What looks like tragedy is a great awakening mankind has longed for.

The earth is a living organism.

The mother has been sick for a very long time.

Like any victim of a parasite for generations she is strengthening the immune…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on March 20, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A blessed Imbolc to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere

Art by Natalie Novak

A blessed Imbolc to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Old Irish, the word Imbolg means "in the belly," which refers to the pregnancy of ewes at this time of year.

This in-the-belly time, when a new life is stirring within, but before…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on February 1, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Walking Is Medicine: Why Long Walks Will Change Your Life

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Why walking is underrated as a creative exercise, and how it cures anxiety

I am…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on January 28, 2020 at 5:48am — No Comments

Midlife

Art by Nicoletta Tomas Caravia

nicoletta.info

Midlife

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days.

I…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on December 29, 2019 at 6:53pm — No Comments

In Honor of the Virgen of Guadalupe

Poem for Lupe Lin Marie deVincent December 12, 2011

Madre de las estrellas

it was you, only you, solo tu

on the mountaintop

your cloak of stars enfolding the earth

diamond starlight cascading softly

como las lagrimas slipping to the ground

until roses sprang up and bloomed

ayer, hoy, esta…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on December 13, 2019 at 1:01am — No Comments

Winter time

We are heading into the descent of winter.

Life is being drawn into the earth, painlessly descending down into the very heart of herself. And we as natural human animals are being called to do the same, the pull to descend into our bodies, into sleep,…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on November 17, 2019 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Picture Peace

PICTURE PEACE

And then all that has divided us will merge

And then compassion will be wedded to power

And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind

And then both men and women will be gentle

And then both women and men will be…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 2, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

The community of nature

The community of nature.



Columbanus wrote, If you wish to understand the Creator, then first understand his creation'

In other words, the way to understand the mind of an artist is through his picture, a potter through her pottery, an author through her writing, and so on. The Celtic missionaries saw God as the master…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on May 19, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Silver

Silver ~

"How many years of beauty do I have left?

she asks me.

How many more do you want?

Here. Here is 34. Here is 50.

When you are 80 years old

and your beauty rises in ways

your cells cannot even imagine now

and your wild bones grow…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 15, 2019 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Do not stand at my grave and weep

"Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on March 31, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Happy Holi

Happy Holi

Added by Luna Arjuna on March 21, 2019 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

An Irish Blessing

May God grant you always...

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

Laughter to cheer you,

Faithful friends near you,

And whenever you pray...

Heaven to hear you.

~ An Irish…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on March 18, 2019 at 12:25am — No Comments

Be gentle with that tender heart of yours

Be gentle with that tender heart of yours.

It may be holding a years worth of grief inside it.

Be caring with all those parts of you that feel life’s tender moments, childhood pains and unmet emotions.

Take yourself out into the gathering light and breathe a bright ember into the very centre of you, into your hearts…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on December 28, 2018 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

It is a charity wrapped with dignity

She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?'

The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.'

She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.'

The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on December 7, 2018 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

The Samhain spirit

This Earth-dweller seems finely in tune with the Samhain spirit.



Her Scorpionic solitude, in touch with the elements and the fading glories of autumn, admit no compromise, distraction, or superfluous company.



She is where she…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on October 31, 2018 at 10:20pm — No Comments

it's 3:23 in the morning

it’s 3:23 in the morning

and I’m awake

because my great great grandchildren

won’t let me sleep

my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the planet was plundered?...

what did you do when the earth was unraveling?



surely you did something

when the seasons started failing?



as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?



did you fill the streets with protest

when democracy was stolen?…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on October 13, 2018 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

We Were Made for These Times

Art by Egon Schiele

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on July 2, 2018 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

Gemini New Moon

Image: Chen Yongle

Gemini New Moon brewing and culminating Wed, 12:43 pm PT.

New Moons are good for beginning something fertile, however you define that to be.

Eschew the grand; applaud the small but…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 12, 2018 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Including the Earth in Our Prayers

"We are part of a magical, beautiful, and suffering Earth, whose darkening we have created with our endless exploitation. The Earth, which is so infinitely generous, needs our prayers, needs our loving, our open hearts and remembrance... Once again when we can remember our love for the Earth, our reverence for what is sacred within all of creation, and honor…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 5, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Quote of the moment:

"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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