Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mercury and Mars?

I'm never settled about these things, I mean the "occult," or hidden arts.  People i love dearly looked into these paths and eventually traveled another direction.  In the Arts we see these practises brought out, sometimes beautifully, sometimes not so much.  AND, i can't count the friends I have who actively practise or make their living with these tools.  

English: Chelsea Arts Club building
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Still, I watch and appreciate what has been handed to us by the ones who have gone before - and i simply adore the ones today who offer hope, love and possibility with the ancient wisdom . . heck, isn't this exactly what i try to do with my education?

I'd enjoy hearing your ideas about all these things.

What stared this post today was a report about Mercury and Mars "squaring off 'against' each other." Perhaps the first day of the year might offer a bit of challenging "truth telling (from differing perspectives.)"  I only vaguely understand about this . . BUT, the report offered advice I REALLY LIKE - SO - all the preface in this post was only to share this:

Simply say what needs to be said, 
hear what needs to be heard 
and move on.

isn't that good advice?
I'm gonna put this in practise
and see what happens.

Happiest New Year!
love & love,
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. 
You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you.
            -- W. Somerset Maugham

Color me entirely grateful for my teachers.
love & love,

Success comes when you go the extra mile.
--Yehuda Berg


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

From My Friend, James Stone Goodman:

Eight Angels Came to Me On Eight Nights
Each one told a story******** *

On the ninth night
an angel came to me in the form of the dope man.
He told a story about a score who came to buy –
the dope man wouldn’t let him in.
He makes me nervous, said the discerning dope man.
Why are you telling me this story
and why on the ninth night? I asked.
You thought there were eight nights, said the dope man angel.
One year you will light for nine.
You assumed ten energies
there are eleven.
You learned four ways of reading —
there are five
– four levels of the soul
there’s a fifth.
What kind of dope are you selling
dope man?
The kind you live for, he said –
everything that issues from the mouth of God
– the kind you can’t do without.
jsg, usa

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Let Your Light Shine

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
            -- Lord Byron

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The highest courage
is to dare to appear to be what one is.
            -- John Lancaster Spalding

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; 
my other ears that hear above the winds. 
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; 
by the way he rests against my leg; 
by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; 
by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. 
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) 
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. 
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. 
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it. 
When I succeed, he brags. 
Without him, I am only another man. 
With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself. 
He has taught me the meaning of devotion. 
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. 
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. 
He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. 
And I expect I will - 
as I always have. 
He is just my dog."
- Gene Hill

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

English: Cover of the Abrams' edition of Aldou...
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There's only
one corner of the universe 
you can be certain of improving,
and that's your own self.
            -- Aldous Huxley

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Monday, December 19, 2011

My Friend Bobby found this -Exactly what I needed to see and hear . . .

Makes my heart glad
love & love,

At the worst, 
a house unkept 
cannot be so distressing 
as a life unlived.
            -- Dame Rose Macaulay

Friday, December 16, 2011

English: American self-help writer Napoleon Hi...
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Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire 
and begin at once, 
whether you are ready or not, 
to put this plan into action.
            -- Napoleon Hill

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The shortest route to getting things done
is just do it.
            -- Takayuki Ikkaku

I think that's also the Nike logo, isn't it?  "Just Do It."

Like God is gonna clean my house, using my hands to do it . . . . 

guess I'd better get busy.

love & love,

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. 
Where there is injury, pardon. 
Where there is doubt, faith.
            -- Saint Francis of Assisi

(let me, too!) 
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Monday, December 12, 2011

"The sun, the moon, the stars, the seas, the hills and the plains—
 Are not these, O soul, the vision of Him who reigns?"


Friday, December 09, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Intuition (TNT album)
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Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason.
            -- John Kord Lagemann

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards.. 
When you drive hard toward one ideal, 
you miss opportunities and paths,
not to mention hurting your confidence.
Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don’t limit it.
            -- John Eliot, Ph.D

HUGO (2011)

I went to see this when it was first released
It was in 3D
and i couldn't stay to watch
the new technology
is interesting
made me 

It took a while for 2D to reach our theaters
And, golly, It was worth the wait.

It's beautiful for the eye
has plenty of LOVE represented
plenty to amaze
and, is important to the Arts
to the History of Our Art
of Storytelling on Film
and the people who pioneered

Recommends from your maggid
happy grins at the thought of sharing it with you

do yourself a favor
and watch in 2D.

love & love,

Saturday, December 03, 2011

"Now Serving"

Does this bring to mind the "blue plate special" in your local diner?
Or, has that term, "Blue plate special" gone out of favor for "special of the day" in your neighborhood?

Most of you know i have a new post.  It's turned out to be the most rewarding opportunity of my life.  And, something remarkable has started to occur.  The same way i was trained, the same way i have always treated those representing the HOLY - that EXACT SAME respect has been/is shown back towards me, in honor of the HOLY.  Golly, color this humbling.  What this does, of course, is call your maggid higher, to do her best - to listen and serve . . .

I'm thinking (of course this is an early morning thought, due to improvement as this day unfolds) - But, I'm thinking that today, and always what the Eternal One is Serving is LOVE.

here is today's quote from Yehuda Berg:

"When you serve others, life serves you."

Day has just begun - and already I'm in agreement.  I'm expecting GOOD today.
Good for you
and me.

Love & Love,

Friday, December 02, 2011

Meu Senhor
Image by ...anna christina... via Flickr

All Is Well
love & Love,