This is so inline with what I believe in…
Start this Christmas, or whatever holiday you celebrate, and spend less money this season. Instead of buying tons of gifts from Amazon or another corporate store, support a mom-and-pop shop. Do something that doesn’t cost a thing: Write a poem, draw a picture, cook a meal. Give from the heart.
Start small. Stop buying that daily cup of coffee. Make your coffee at home. Give up fast food. Bring lunch from home. Tell a friend and family member to do the same. A handful of companies control all the world’s major brands. Organize a boycott of corporations that do harm.
There is much more in the article from TruthDig by Eric Ortiz which you can read HERE
We are calling the Grandmothers, Mothers,
Sisters, Aunts, Daughters
The wild women
The seers and midwives
The mountain and desert women
The soul summoners
The water carriers
The tenders and feelers of Earth
The ocean women who are rising the tide
The fire women who are ready to roar
The girls who already breathe consciously with the trees
and the Elders who choose to sing the song
that ends the desecration of our world –
We are calling you to to rise together now –
You are invited – to unite and awaken to who and what you really are,
on behalf of the forests,
on behalf of the trees,
on behalf of Life.
~ Clare Dubois
As I sit and contemplate on this Thanksgiving, I am considering my options for my Annual Holiday Charity giving. Several years ago, in protest of the commercialization of Christmas, and my hatred of shopping during the crazy holiday season, I began to give to deserving charities (The Unitarian Universalist Association, Heifer International, etc) instead of gifts. Since we all have too much stuff, I think that this is a great idea.
Of course, I did not have children or grandchildren to gift, and this year i do have a new great grandchild Jetlan to buy for…
This year I plan to contribute to the Southern Poverty Law Center (this was a close winner over the ACLU), Tree Sisters (a feminist organization dedicated to planting trees worldwide) and a wonderful effort to give ground roots support to get water filters to people in Puerto Rico.
6. Your time for manifestation, for the fullness of success, is either upon you now or close at hand. It will come, and soon. Now is not the time to force anything or try to grasp control. Even if it seems as though you are losing the very thing you want to hold onto by letting go, do it anyway. If you try to maneuver events you will just get in the way. Let go with patience, trust and serenity.
You will see the unthinkable happening in the most beautiful of ways in perfect timing. This is the masterstroke of the divine artist. It will be worth any effort applied to become effortless so that grace can happen. It wants to happen now, or very soon. Be determined to allow it.
This message is to trust in what you feel beneath the surface of things rather than what appears to be…. It indicates a quickening on your path into accelerated manifestation of your desires into physical form. You are being asked to trust unconditionally. So even if all appears to be going backwards at an alarming rate, do not give in to doubt, do not dispense with trust. The ocean appears to pull back in order to build another wave that will soon reach the shore. So it is with the unfolding of life and the mysterious workings of grace.
You must trust unconditionally. There is no need for fear or anxiety here. Although it may seem unfamiliar or strange to you, it is completely appropriate to wait and rest to allow life to have its way. When it is time for you to act again, to take flight by using you won wings, you will feel the air lift you and naturally, flight will happen. The oracle gives an indication of timing that this fulfillment, this manifestation, is close to happening, if it hasn’t already begun.
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After the summer of my depression, I noted that my Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff was holding a Samhain Service today. I have only been attending sporadically since my return from England, as I felt that I did not have the “social capital” to extend to church services.
But I did attend the service today and my goddess has re-appeared. We sang, cast the circle, did Goddess Chants and Sarah Ricke gave an excellent service on Samhain and Solitude. I plan on taking her advice and spending time in solitude to process my feelings that I am still not ready for a full re-appearance at church.
BTW if you are not familiar with Samhain (pronounced sow-ain) it is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, usually celebrated on Oct. 31. And that of course is also Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween, so it is a jam packed week!
We are also having a Day of the Dead service next week, which I also plan to attend. See you there?