My friend Teresa, lives in New Zealand – and I knew she would have a perfect look at last night’s events in the sky – which happened in her part of the world first. And of course with no pollution and no cloud cover. So I emailed her to ask for pix – turns out she was on her way up and out – going higher up and even farther out from any towns and light sources. It was cold, so she took these pix while in her sleeping bag! Enjoy!!
I have brought a large group of powerful women together to begin changing our world, starting with our city. We are in a great facility, with a lot of nice amenities, and are starting to work. Each is presenting from her own expertise, and we are building a real knowledge base of what is happening and what must be done. Suddenly I notice that a lot of our men friends are wandering in, casually, to join the talk. I don’t know how they even heard about the event. We were careful to keep it among ourselves.
(Perhaps a follow-up to a blog I wrote a couple of months ago – saying that women should stand up and say STOP! to men’s wars.)
A dream where I am working to get Pace / Renovate America programs working to update / climate change proof our condo. During that process, I’m at a big outdoor neighborhood festival, spread across hillsides, where I meet couple who think they know what’s going on, but are not making things better. We’re inside their home office, and her black cat is riding upside down on her right shoulder. I have ended up with their bag of (junk) at teh neighborhood exchange. And / but have gotten a lot of good info on how to get the State of Ohio to make the changes I need.
Sunday, August 1, 2021, 7:22 a m. In the old Celtic calendar, this is Teltane, Lughnassa, the first day of Autumn.
Right outside my window, people have been building a wonderful project for quite a while. It’s going to be part of a larger community development, and will be moved when it is completed. It looks like a Swiss chalet, colorful and with beautiful wood. Now it is finished and needs to be moved to its permanent spot. It has snowed, the team of 20-somethings is going ahead cheerfully and with gusto. About a hundred folks just pick it up and walk it toward its new home. I walk over later, crunching through the melting snow. A beautiful day!
June 18, Friday, 6ish a m, Brian’s campaign, cicadas going, covid going, too (which hasn’t happened)
I am working on a project – and realize I have had several projects like this lately – I have books of instructions in 2 different languages and have to make them mesh. So I go chapter by chapter, re-writing – so the folks using one language can understand the thinking and values of the other. Doing Chapter 1 of the first culture, then Chapter 1 of the second culture. Each of the cultures is both good and quirky, by their own estimations. I know both well. There are stinkers – bad folks – in each. Both think they are the best, but want to make the world work, so they want to figure this out.
Dream on May 26, 2021, Wednesday, 6-ish a m
ARIES is super quick and in a hurry – has an idea which need to be implemented now! Maybe our fiery one should take a breath first. : >
TAURUS wants to think it over first – smart move, but not for weeks on end. Make a choice and get going, Sweet Bull.
GEMINI wants to make all the choices at once – and then two seconds later is sure something else will be more fun. Focusing on just a couple of things will work better.
CANCER wants to peer out of that beautiful shell and see what’s going on. All that sensitivity and artistry will go to waste. Please share it with the world.
LEO loves everything, and wants to take care of all that is. And all needs to be done the big cat’s way. A step back would be good.
VIRGO is so smart, and great with all the details. Worrying and being critical might get in the way of all that creativity.
LIBRA wants everyone to be happy and comfortable. Please don’t give up your own joy to try to make the world better. That won’t work.
SCORPIO wants to get at the core issues. Use those skills to heal your part of the world for maximum impact.
SAGITTARIUS is the traveler and philosopher, always moving ahead. Noticing the state of the world where you are would be helpful.
CAPRICORN wants to climb that mountain step by step. That’s a good way – but flying might work as well.
AQUARIUS moves always toward the Shining City on the HIll, which is beautiful and worth aiming for. Maybe some energy could be used to fix your present place.
PISCES wants all the beauty, and can be melancholy when there are so many directions to go. Maybe paint the vista you are now looking at first.
I started writing this a couple of weeks ago: Men all over the planet are fighting and killing each other for power. In Yemen, for instance – they are pounding each other for power, with especially the Saudis using American weapons for this killing. We make a lot of money selling weapons to the Saudis and many others. Why do we do that? Does it make any sense at all? Let them make their own weapons – or let them use rocks and sticks. Why do we think it is okay to support this behavior?
More to the point – why do we women allow this to go on? Are we crazy? Are we so beaten down by our dreary cultures that we don’t have the energy to stand up?
This is so wasteful. Look at Lebanon – piles of rubble from an explosion caused by leaders not paying attention to a bad situation at their waterfront. Look at Syria – piles of rubble caused because folks stood up against a dictator – who would rather see his country destroyed than find a way to share power. As though he is the only person in that country who can be the leader. Especially in Syria – destroying big apartment buildings that cost millions of dollars. Now all the rubble is likely to end up in the landfill, and if re-building ever happens, and if there are ever people who want to live there, the country will have to spend its resources on new materials to do that.
And of course chaos there has spread, so now the Kurds and the Turks and Isis are all working against each other – to gain what, exactly?
All this while we are in the middle of our energy and global warming crises! What is wrong with us women that we tolerate that behavior? I know we are smarter than this, more conservative, in the sense that we understand the monetary wastefulness of all this destruction, let alone what it does to our children, to our families, to our lives. And for what? Block after block after block of destruction. People depressed, scared, injured, unable to function.
Our money, our energy, our lives would be so much better spent on books, on playgrounds, on health care, on creating beautiful lives for each other.
Why don’t we just stand up and say STOP? Why don’t we just quit tolerating this insane behavior. This wasting of human lives and bodies, wasting of our ability to move forward on saving the planet from its own destruction, and on turning around the wasting and stunting of our children’s lives.
Think about it, women and sane men. What if we all just stood up and said STOP? And held firm, just quit tolerating this insane behavior. The world would indeed change.
Look now at Israel and Palestine. Were women just born to stand around and be devastated, holding the dead bodies of our children? Is that what we came here for? Or did we come here to stand and not move an inch further, not allowing one more inch of territory to become chaotic? Are we ready to stand?
I am always amazed that more folks do not know about Reiki hands-on healing. It is a simple and profound technique, re-discovered in Japan in the early 20th century. My belief is that Reiki is what everyone could do for themselves and each other through 200,000 years of human history, until the patriarchy arrived only 8,000 years ago.
Now that more of us understand our own power, and have been Attuned to Reiki, it is becoming much better known. Just google it – you will be amazed at all the info out there. And also on my website. Plus there are tons of excellent books – just pick one.
The least people get from being treated with Reiki is feeling calmer and very relaxed, followed by a good night’s sleep. It’s easy to get a headache to let go – usually within a very few minutes. Most of our chronic diseases will improve fairly quickly, for at least a few days. Longer term work is required to get them to moderate for longer periods of time. And sometimes, we get the miracle. Where a dis-ease just vanishes after a Reiki session.
We are all body, mind, and spirit. When we fix one part, every part is fixed. Whatever you are struggling with, what ever lesson is presenting itself to learn, it can be ameliorated. Just contact your nearest Reiki healer for a session.
p.s. I love to do Reiki for folks, includind distant Reiki for folk out of town, and I love to teach folks how to do Reiki for themselves and others.
I always have lived in great places and spaces. Even so, my current home is far and away the best. When I look out my big front window each morning, I simply ask Matisse ‘What have your created for me today?’ That view of the Twin Lakes is different every day, with beauty abounding. A couple of weeks ago, it was all the many kinds of flowering trees. This morning it is all the fresh green the trees are now wearing. Kentucky has totally disappeared, and we won’t see it and all its lights again until late fall.
People really use and love the park. There are runners and walkers, bikers, high school track teams in lafe afternoon, folks pushing strollers and walking dogs every time of day. The park has also been a great place to socially distance during the pandemic. Friends and I can take a walk, and then sit in any one of the groups of benches and catch up with each other.
The playground was closed with yellow caution tape for a long time, but now it is open, so kids’ laughter has returned, which is a great treat. Families are now back grilling out, feeding the ducks and geese, breathing the great clean air, enjoying the great view from the overlook.
Life is slowly returning to normal. And that incredible view brings me joy every day!
President Joseph Robinette Biden, Junior, gave an excellent speech to the Joint Session of Congress last week, didn’t he? And covered a remarkable amount of political, environmental and transformative territory in a fairly short span of time.
It was great to see Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader of the House, and Kamala Harris, Vice President of these United States of America, sitting behind him – and standing up a lot, applauding.
What I am happiest with, with his new leadership, is that he does not yell, does not tweet to make sure we are awake, and simply tells us calmy and in a friendly fashion, what he is working on, and the direction he thinks we should be taking. He also gives us the reasons behind what he is doing. Almost every initiative has at its base the creation of good paying jobs for American citizens, that will also make our country and the world better.
I am super happy that he is expanding broadband across the country. Expanding electricity across the country and to every nook and cranny of our rural areas, especially the Texas hill country, was one of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s major initiatives. Both of them wanted to make sure that America’s prosperity reached everywhere.
Everything our President is trying to do gives us multple bangs for each buck – for instance, each infrastructure dollare fixes the roads, puts our workforce to work, and makes it easier and safer to get where we are going. He is a good strong planner, with many teams and a big vision.
Our famlies are being supported as they never have been before, again with multiple good outcomes: When the kids can be in an excellent preschool, their moms can get back to work, thus rebuilding our economy. Each new program is building up our country in similar ways. We clearly elected the right president at the right time. Thanks, Joe!