Sunday, September 30, 2012

lulav

It looks like we've always known
We are all in this together
It will take ALL Of Us
ALL THE PARTS
to give this adventure
a satisfying conclusion


we could try
-g-


Saturday, September 29, 2012


Kiva shared this
I like it a lot - so, here it is

love & love,
-g-


Friday, September 28, 2012

 
"Isolate yourself for a moment every day, preferably in your Sanctum, and send thoughts of love, harmony and health toward humanity as a whole, especially to those who suffer mentally or physically. Ask God to assist them on all planes and to preserve them as much as possible from the ordeals of life." Rose + Croix Code of Life
Rose et amour....rosa y amor ....rose d'amour ...
Rose et amour....rosa y amor ....rose d'amour ..rosa de amor.. // Explore (Photo credit: photosylvia / silabox)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Or - Walking To . . . .


What about this
"Walking Away"
seems so challenging?

Isn't it just "turning around?"
Moses was busy doing his thing
and saw a burning bush
(could it have been a Call for a Better Possibility?
could it have been his "Mission Should You Choose to Accept It?)

Do you remember a program called "Mission Impossible?"
That's where i got the second phrase.

It's common pop psychology
"Same Behavior, Same Results"

If this is a common mantra of our times
Doesn't it make sense to
Turn?

Moses might have been walking towards
His new Opportunity
Many of our heroes have changed their own course
and saved humanity
or, at least improved it enough to give us all new Opportunities of Our Own

Could it be
Walking Away
Isn't

Perhaps It's Walking Towards

just sayin'

love & love,
(still dreaming)
-g-


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Keith Raske was kind enough to share a photo of Our Friend, James Stone Goodman

Looks like The Crown Center - Yom Kippur - 5773
 
(maybe Kol Nidre - but looks - Yom Kippur . . )
 
 


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Everything's Gonna be Alright Now . . . "


The Lord He is the One Who goes before you; 
He will be with you; He will neither fail you, nor forsake you. 
Do not fear, and do not be dismayed."
-- Moses

   I just liked it so much - I HAD to Post it

On Wednesday Evenings, in between classes - we gather together - the entire school, all the teachers, students, and parents who might be in the building - we sing some really great songs - one of these songs has the lyric "Everything's Gonna be Alright - Everything's Gonna Be Alright Now!"
The kids, might not be familiar with all the words to everything we do
But, they Thunder With Confidence when it comes to this, closing bit
of our shared time together
Maybe they already KNOW
love & love,
-g-


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Some Say

The world is kept in place
as long as there are 
36 Righteous People
My Friend Rabbi Goodman
teaches about the minimum needed to save us

Some Say - perhaps We've passed a Point of No Return

I only know
I am here to encourage everyone to Sing
 In Our Singing Together
Surely we will find
The Note That Heals the World

photo by Ervin O’Neal - "The Finale" 9/15/12

love & love,
-g-



Amazing Faith


Not so long ago I took a class
The teacher suggested
Wisdom is passed from Generation to Generation

Some students were concerned
because their belief system informed them
The way they were taught
only for them
was sent to them
alone

Regardless of the "Delivery System"
The only way others could be excluded
is by pretending 
some have no access to 
Holiness

I am often confounded by this
it seems a little mad
to pretend
that any one could be set apart/above
When we are all in this together
Either we are All Holy
or No One is Holy

Seems to me
we are all unique expressions
of The One
(whatever That Is)
and we are creating ever unfolding amounts 
of everything possible
as we know better, we'll do better

BUT
Truth is Truth
Always the Same
so, loving elders
Passed along Truth/Wisdom in their own words
So we could Pass it along to others
using our own 
Hope Filled Vocabulary

to Lift, Encourage, Inspire
the lovely ones coming along
The Path


-g-


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Isn't This Nice?


Harmony Fellowship Posted It
As Soon As i Saw It
I HAD to Share




Friday, September 21, 2012

Today


It would have slipped my mind altogether, isn't that a shame?
I saw a mis-dated announcement from the Franciscan Sisters.

TODAY IS THE  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/

It's easy to hear the news, local, international - there is an indication the world has forgotten . . . BUT, we have not, not really.

I'm going to center myself, and listen to the Voice of Peace inside mySelf . . You are invited to Be the Peace You Are . . .
We can do this anytime . . . We Are Our Own News.  yes?





“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, 
you must have it within you or you will find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

True To Your Heart . . .

What's-Her-Face

Back at "Work"
Happy

-g-




Monday, September 17, 2012

I am especially looking forward to tomorrow's service
with my friend
James Stone Goodman

Other Years
 i was singing in the choir
down the street 
This year
I'll be quiet
and hear what God has to say.

This year is already sweet.
love & love,
-g-

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Let Our Light So Shine

I see Light Flooding
Illuminating Truth,
Peace, Love and Strength

Divine Love
Always Has And Always Will
Met Every Need

love & love,
-g-

Saturday, September 15, 2012

From James Stone Goodman:

Here I am Hineni
An interactive prayer for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Musaf

Here I am
planted in front of You and in front of my
fellow conspirators in prayer,
to pray for myself
and on behalf of my community,

Some of the people here I know –
I love them.

Some of the people here I don’t know –
I love them too.

Remind me to empty myself
of all that separates me from You
and from everything I love the most –
I am a vessel, an instrument of your will.
Play me like a harp a flute an oud.

Help me to empty myself –
to be a vessel, an instrument.

Help me to empty myself of that combative Detroit
“get out of my face” or I’ll wipe the floor with you attitude
[substitute here your own obstacles
and when you do,
take a moment to name them:
what is it that separates you from God
and all you love the most?]

As for me,
let me love as purely and as wholly as
I want to and as I know I can.

May our prayers
our actions
our lives
be rescued from the externals.

Let all our prayers rise
uninterrupted like doves
straight to heaven,
let us be guided to
the sacred heart of the world,

Let us never lose our yearning for
peace, depth, and beauty,
let us honor our fathers and mothers,
our grandfathers and grandmothers
all our holy ancestors
who rest at the foot of the
Throne of Glory,

With our prayers
our actions
our songs
today and all days,

Let us remember that nothing
Nothing in God’s creation is ever lost.

Bless us,
O God
The One God
The unclaimed God,

Bless us.
Amen.

jsg, usa

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's a special time of year -

I am reminded we are here to light and fan the flame inside every student.
May I inspire, encourage, lift and illumine

may i be worthy of the word
teacher

-g-

(Video) What Makes Rosh Hashanah Beautiful

Thursday, September 13, 2012



Ernest Holmes

Expectancy speeds progress. Therefore, live in a continual state of expectancy. No matter how much good you are experiencing today, expect greater good tomorrow. Expect to meet new friends. Expect to meet new and wonderful experiences. Try this magic of expectancy and you will soon discover a dramatic side to your work which gives full vent to constructive feeling. It makes life a game that is a joy to play. It enables you to enter into the spirit of things and of people. Say: Today, and every day, I expect good. I anticipate meeting new friends. I joyously anticipate contacting new situations which will increase my livingness. My life is an adventure. I know that wonderful things are going to happen to me. I know that everything I do shall turn into good for
myself and for others.

-Ernest Holmes
 
 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I keep trying to find ideas behind this picture
First i remember i used to make little people out of another style of clothes pin
then i think
how we pin ideas on a line and move them around during class discussion
and how we used to pin clothes out for fresh air - and to dry
and
oh!!!  How about those few times we leave a store with the security device still attached to our purchase
 and we can't easily remove the thing
and have to return to the store for assistance

And, I wonder if that would hurt the earth
the way it would if we clipped our lips together like that


What does this bring to mind for you?

love & love,
from the one in a silly mood.
-g-


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

playing with my photo - teeny crab apples in the sun



Monday, September 10, 2012










    L'Shana Tova!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Just as face answers face in a reflection in water, so should one person's heart answer another. -Proverbs 27:19
Garden Guardian
-g-  
 

Friday, September 07, 2012

Harvey Spencer Lewis

"The Symphony of Life is the rhythm of God's consciousness surging through you, and it knows no limitations of thought or doctrine. Attune yourself and join the Cosmic Choir. Time will make you a master musician in the Great Orchestra and you will find Health, Happiness, and Cosmic Power flowing into your being as your song flows outwardly into the Infinite Space of Universal Consciousness." 
Harvey Spencer Lewis
Harvey Spencer Lewis
Harvey Spencer Lewis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Temple Guardian
I think i have a couple more photos of these guys
Suddenly I understand the need for a Guardian

Think I'll look for mine
and reinstate them

Beginning the search now
will report back
when I've found them


Thursday, September 06, 2012

You can get everything in life you want
 if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
            -- Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar
Cover of Zig Ziglar
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

September 5th - "Her Special Day"

She said:
Mothers, Love Your Children.
 If you see a mother who cannot love her children,
YOU Love The Children.
If you cannot love the children,
Bring Them To Me.





your memory lives in my heart
your memory blesses the world
Your Work Continues

love & love,
-g-


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Is this the "Road Less Traveled?"

Do not go where the path may lead, 
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
            -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Did you read "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck?
many of us did - such a long time ago
now as we continue our studies, we learn 
Wisdom has been shared from generation to generation
across cultural divides, across gender bias
across every type of boundary humankind has imagined

It's so Satisfying to realize Truth remains the same
we just claim it (a very Good Thing)
and reframe it (important activity)
and
Best of all
Begin to Live It
and Demonstrate it in our lives.

Arguh!
I started this post - then realized it should be on our Maggid Blog
Oh well, there Must be a reason, hm?


And remind Our Hearts
We do not need to follow the W-I-D-E path
set by mass-thinking

We are encouraged to follow
The Holy
Our Inner Guidance

When we find ourselves "Way Out There"
please send thoughts of Truth back
to share with others

Maybe "Road Signs" change lives

love & love,
-g-


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Monday, September 03, 2012