Message fro the Universe

In times of grief, this message hit home…


Did you know, Shari, there have been a lot of decisions you’ve made and followed through on, under the most trying and difficult of circumstances, that have actually become textbook examples of taking the “high road” for wannabe rock stars here in the unseen?

And we’ve sold tons of “your book,”
    The Universe

On books…

Neil Gaiman says:

I do not believe that all books will or should migrate onto screens: as Douglas Adams once pointed out to me, more than 20 years before the Kindle turned up, a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. And the reason there are still sharks around is that sharks are better at being sharks than anything else is. Physical books are tough, hard to destroy, bath-resistant, solar-operated, feel good in your hand: they are good at being books, and there will always be a place for them. They belong in libraries, just as libraries have already become places you can go to get access to ebooks, and audiobooks and DVDs and web content.

From Shiloh Sophia

My Morning Ritual

Do wake and pray

Don’t turn on the devices

Do look outside at the colored light

Don’t start to think about work

Do turn on the kettle

Don’t get dressed right away

Do pick up a book of poetry

Don’t complain to anyone nearby

Do stretch your body

Don’t think about politics

Do give thanks for another day

Don’t follow anyone else’s advice

Do create a morning ritual

Don’t resist gazing into your teacup

Do choose to be connected to life

Don’t think twice about going to the canvas

Do revel in the time you have created

Don’t wait

Do it today

Xo ~ Shiloh Sophia

If we don’t set boundaries
we will break the invisible ones connected to self honor.

What does your morning ritual include?

The Architect has the plans…

and I walked most of the property today…

Starting at  the south property line:

20170319_134220the property line is almost in the middle of the driveway across the street. 20170319_134227turning around and facing east, toward the back of the property and the ravine. 20170319_134425I then walked North to the far north corner of the lot, looking back to the south
20170319_134505I walked along the north fence line, looking south20170319_134545again from the north fence line20170319_134630this is the start of the ravine, note you cannot see the fence line along the road due to the elevation.20170319_134648along the north fence line, facing to the back of the property. It goes WAY back, past the brown weeds to a fence line. 20170319_134722no that is not a cow, it is a puppy (??) named Gunner, who belongs to Amanda’ sister April. Looking east to the back of the property at the brush pile on the edge of the ravine. 20170319_134732standing on the edge of the ravine, looking east20170319_134839Ravine and more ravine20170319_134842 20170319_134905on the edge of the ravine  looking east along the south property line. 20170319_134911ravine20170319_135024Standing along the south property line, looking toward the north and the neighbors. This is probably where the house will be located.
20170319_135440On the east property line, looking north20170319_135443on the east property line, looking northeast20170319_135446on the east property line, looking southeast

20170319_135451on the east property line looking south.

Declaration of Conscience

From my UU World magazine:

Declaration of Conscience

From the Leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

At this Extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.

In the face of looming threats to immigrants, Muslims, people fo color, and the LGBTQ community and the rise of hate speech, harassment, and hate crimes, we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

In opposition to any steps to undermine the right of every citizen to vote or to turn back advances in access to health care and reproductive rights, we affirm our commitment to justice and compassion in human relations.

And against actions taken to weaken or eliminate initiatives to address the thread of climate change – actions that would threaten not only our country but the entire planet – we affirm our unyielding commitment to protect the interdependent web of all existence.

We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.

As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most  vulnerable among us.

We welcome and invite all to join in this commitment for justice.

The time is now.

The Rev. Peter Morales and the Hon. Tom Andrews


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