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    Sea To Shining Sea “Treat the Earth well, It was not given to you by your parents, It was loaned to you by your children.” Indian Proverb We all want to do better for the earth. Many of us recycle, reuse, and cut down on traveling when we can. We celebrate Earth Day with festivals and have feel good talks on how we are making changes for the better. Hey, we’re doing so much better now, aren’t we? And yet… Mother Earth is speaking. We seem to not hear her in the hum of the city. In the hum of the technology that surrounds us. The hum is loud and…

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    Unseen

    Hum of machines Drown butterfly wings Slicing the wind Unseen Tomorrow, I wish you’d stayed I wish you did not invade Now the water speaks your name And all tremble in pain A river to a stream Becomes an ocean To extreme And we falter Unharness to excess And the hum of deception Trick the marsh To a desert A desert To a marsh Will all be lost? Covered in the frost What we created Stilled creation In a breathless dream Unseen I can still see The black in the sea How I wish You were here with me Yesterday a simple spade Became a blade Of so much more…

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    Ostara-Goddess of Light “In the light Everybody needs the light.” Led Zeppelin The radiant dawn. Who is the Goddess Ostara? Does she hail from Germanic lands or elsewhere? In some Pagan and Wiccan circles, March is associated with the Spring Equinox and the Goddess Ostara. Controversies surround the validity of Ostara and her associations. Bede the Venerable wrote about a Spring Goddess called Eostre who was honored with feasts during April. There are some who that believe Bede the Venerable simply made her up in his writings. Bede was an English monk who lived in the 8th century. He was responsible for writings of historical, theological, and other works, and…

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    Shine On

    Shine On Open your heart To the light Shine on Shine in From the beginning To the end The circle repeats As the wind bends A gentle reed Or giant tree All must move To the rhythm we breathe Flowers sing Bees dance Butterflies hum In a symphony of sounds Listen and you will hear The songs of nature That could soon disappear Hold to your heart As the drums beat Robes flowing, arms raised Remember we are one One human race

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    Brigid

    Brigid The coming of spring Pulses in the vains Of rivers hushed Underneath the strained Ice that cracks A trickle Becomes a stream Flowing freely Love unrestrained If I could find The threads of hope I’d weave a blanket For those sick or old For those in need Under the snow Kept silent in winter Till the new seeds grow Harvest the light Keep the darkness away Send Brigid Send peace on it’s way

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    Imbolc- Seeds of Hope Hope. We all need it. Earth herself could use it. Imbolc is the hope of things to come. From the depths of winter, spring is brewing. Days of old. Many of us don’t live in a cold climate or understand the harshness of what winter can bring. Many died in the grips of winter from a lack of food and warmth, including children from malnutrition or disease. In our modern cities people still perish in winter storms. We see winter as a time of sleep. Indeed what better than to curl up with a good book and a warm soothing beverage on a frigid day. As…

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    Beginnings “Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate.” J.R.R. Tolkien January is named after Janus, the god of doors, gates, time, beginnings and endings. With his two heads he can see the past and the future. He is also the god of economic enterprises, yet looking back at the past year and forward to the new, little seems to have changed. Beginnings can be wrought with the anxieties of the past. Indeed the first day of January for many of us will not bring about the financial peace of mind that we need. If you are like my family, you’ve had to cut…

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    Diana

    Take me to the highest mountains To all things wild and free In the sacred wood Ready your bow Steady your gaze In the winds of the Wild Hunt Hunter becomes the hunted Haunting and haunted As the winter gale Tears the leaves Moss Maidens Frightened in the trees Look after me in 1-2-3 To the Light and To the darkness You’ll find me In the woodlands And in the groves I sing to Diana Let the light unfold

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    What is Truth? “And what is ‘truth’? Is truth unchanging law? We both have truths. Are mine the same as yours?” -Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ Superstar. What is truth? How do we define it? Is it fluid or is it solid? Does it rise like the mist shrouded in darkness and dissipate with the sun? Or does it remain like a rock firmly lodged in the flesh of the earth? Eventually the wind,rain and other elements will erode that rock to sand. When plants grow in sand; that sand can turn to soil. An ever changing cycle. I think of truth very much like the rock cycle. The importance of…

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    Winter’s Night

    A wall of dark clouds cover me Like a warm ocean wave Darkness is here My friend is here She has shown me her creatures She has shown me their shadows She has shown me the fears That hide in the daylight The darkened skies colors are my palette And I paint on this winter’s night For this is the time When the velvet is alive With the light She will fade To be remembered And, I shall remember