November 8th, 2006

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Good Morning!!

It is quite a satisfying morning, isn't it?   It is lovely to realize that the "people" have awakened, and that slander has gone down the tubes, for a time.  I see that even Pombo, who Laura Bush came out to tout as being an environmentalist, when he so clearly isn't, was soundly defeated.   I don't feel a need to gloat, only a deep, soft satisfaction. 

Yesterday was a full, satisfying, and fulfilling day.

I began the day with the Hawaiian words, Nana I ke Kumu, which mean Look to the Source.   I feel rocked in the waves of Hawaiian words.   Mahalo is Thank you.    That reminds me that in Nepalese there is no word for Thank you.  I found that shocking when I was there, and was in the position of constantly needing to give thanks because I was so often on the receiving end, and now I understand.   It is an exchange.  There is no need for thanks, and though it may be satisfying for the receiver to verbalize thanks,  the giver does not need it.  The giving is reward enough.  The karmic circle is balanced.   

Also, there was no applause at performances we attended in Nepal.   "Art" is spiritual there.  It would be like applauding in church.  

Last night, I attended a fund-raiser for Spirit Rock, called Dharma and the Arts.   The presenters were Jane Hirshfield,  Daria Halprin,  Anna Douglas, and Jack Kornfield.  What a combination, and the discussions were about art in our lives and how it is spiritual.   I am so aware of how each breath is spirit, is  art.   We are creative every moment.   How often do we notice?

Perhaps, yesterday, I also better understood "self-sabotage."   Someone brought the subject of self-sabotage up and I have been thinking about it.   She said how she makes a list of what needs doing each day, and then beats herself up at night when she has done so few of the things on the list that she knows are good for her.  I thought about my list and how it becomes something I resist.  How can I approach it differently, as something fun to do?  How can I enter the flow of easily doing what my organism wants?   Just step and step again.   Yesterday was a lovely flow, and today will be the same.   I am again over to the East Bay and I look forward to renewing on the drive.  

My intention for today is "To take a stretch, and return to center."   

Happy Celebration Day to YOU!!

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Rumsfield is resigning.   Today is a dream answered day.

Chris informs me that his good friend Frieda has been successful in her campaign work.    Her  indoor smoking ban measures won across the board - Ohio, Arizona, and Nevada (excluding bars and casinos in nevada). 

I am simmering Joy.   Dreams do come true!!!
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Beauty -

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own—even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."

- Katherine Anne Porter

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Unbelievable -

The Democrats have the House and the Senate.  It is almost more than I can take in.   The war has ended and we can return to morality and ethics.   I feel so grateful tonight, and so relieved.  The wind is blowing, literally and figuratively.  It is quite the day and night.
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Carl Jung -

Over the entrance to Carl Jung's home in Switzerland were these words, Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus adverit -

    Invoked or not invoked, God is present.

            So, it seems.

            Balance returns.   Sense is back.  

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The Book of Questions -

Pablo Neruda -

    How long does a rhinoceros last
    after he's moved to compassion?

    What's new for the leaves
    of recent spring?

    In winter, do the leaves live
    in hiding with the roots?

    What did the tree learn from the earth
    to be able to talk to the sky?