Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Revenge - What Goes Around, Comes Around

lilyfromfairygarden   I have been observing the energetic of the cycle of revenge. This hurt or harm directed at a person or persons, and the retaliation by the victim seems to happen so swiftly.  Dictionary.net defines revenge as:

1. To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; -- followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer.

2. To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.

Revenge has been around a long time as this quote shows - "Revenge is a confession of pain" from a Latin proverb. To truly understand the insidious power of revenge, one only needs to look to something that Mahatma Gandhi said, "An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."  It seems, however, that the people caught up in the cycle loose sight of the big picture.  Revenge is actually quite a selfish act.

My friend, Leslie, sent me the writing below.  I believe this sums up the whole problem of revenge quite succinctly.

May each of your days be filled with tranquility. 


It can be a vicious circle. What you give out comes right back to you.
But it can also be a wonderful circle.
What you give out comes right back to you. The choice is ultimately ours.
What we choose to hand out to others,
whether it be a loving eye or a revengeful one,
is what we will receive in return.
If we seek inner peace as well as outer peace,
we must first "give" what we desire to receive.
If we desire love, we must give love.
If we desire prosperity, we must share prosperity.
If we desire freedom, we must allow freedom.
If we want a life full of joy and laughter, we must share joy and laughter.
If we want a life of peace, we must start within our own self,
and watch it come back a thousand-fold.
Thus perhaps "an eye for an eye" and
"love thy neighbor as thyself" are the same teaching.
They are actually based in what we have discovered in modern physics:
What goes around comes around.
Nothing is ever destroyed.
There is a cause for every effect.
Which cause will we choose?
Which effect do we desire?
These are questions that we must answer in every moment of our lives --
in every thought, every word, every action (or inaction) we take.

~ Quote: Marie T. Russell ~
Excerpted from: Is Revenge Spiritual?

Saturday, 15 March 2008

God's 26 Guards

Here's a message that will bring you chills.  Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and  then just put it on a list and said, 'I'll pray for them later?'  Or has anyone ever called you and said,  'I need you to pray for me, I have this need?' 
Read the following story that was sent to me by my friend, Leslie, and  may it change the way that you may think about prayer and also  the way you pray.

-Namaste, Judy 

A missionary on furlough told this true story while  visiting his home church in Michigan . 'While serving at a small field hospital in Africa  , every two weeks I traveled by bicycle  through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This was a journey of two days and  required camping overnight at the halfway point.  
On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city  where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine, and supplies, and then begin  my two-day journey back to the field hospital.  
Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured.  I treated him for his injuries and at the same time  talked to him about the Lord. 
I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and  arrived home without incident....  Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city,

I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, 'Some friends and I followed you in to the jungle,  knowing you would camp overnight.  We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to move into your camp,  we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards.  At this, I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite. 

The young man pressed the point, however, and said,  'No, sir, I was not the only person to see the guards, my friends also saw them, and we all counted them.  It was because of those guards that  we were afraid and left you alone.' At this point in the sermon,  one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and  interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened.  The missionary told the congregation the date, and  the man who interrupted told him this story: 
'On the night of your incident in Africa ,  
it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf.  I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong,  I called men in this church to meet with me here  in the sanctuary to pray for you. 
Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?'  The men who had met together to pray that day stood up.  The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw.  There were 26  
This story is an incredible example of how  the Spirit of the Lord moves in behalf of those who love Him.  If you ever hear such prodding, go along with it. 

Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell.

I encourage you to forward this to as many people  as you know. 

If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again.

As the above true story clearly illustrates,  

'With God all things are possible'.

More importantly, how God hears and  answers the prayers of the faithful. 

After you read this, please pass it on and  give God thanks for the beautiful gift of your faith,  for the powerful gift of prayer, and for the many miracles   He works in your own daily life... and then pass it on. 

Who says God does not move on the earth today? 
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today. 
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way. 
His love is always with you, His promises are true, and  
when we give Him our cares you know 
He will see us through. 
So when the road you're traveling on seems 
difficult at best, 
Just remember I'm here praying, 
and God will do the rest.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Earth, Teach Me

 picture of lake from Pat French Aug 31 2007 Picture by Pat French, taken on the highway north to Jasper, Alberta

Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.
--Ute Prayer

From in "Tidings of Interest" by Angels And Ancestors (March 2008) www.angelsandancestors.com

Friday, 7 March 2008

Spirit Animal - White killer whale spotted off Alaska

In this photo provided by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration a rare white killer whale was spotted by federal scientists Feb. 23, 2008, about 2 miles off Kanaga Volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. (AP Photo/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Holly Fearnbach)

By MARY PEMBERTON, Associated Press Writer Fri Mar 7, 5:17 AM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The white killer whale spotted in Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent researchers and the ship's crew scrambling for their cameras.

The nearly mythic creature was real after all.

"I had heard about this whale, but we had never been able to find it," said Holly Fearnbach, a research biologist with the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle who photographed the rarity. "It was quite neat to find it."

The whale was spotted last month while scientists aboard the Oscar Dyson, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship, were conducting an acoustic survey of pollock near Steller sea lion haulout sites.

It had been spotted once in the Aleutians years ago but had eluded researchers since, even though they had seen many of the more classic black and white whales over the years.

Fearnbach said the white whale stood out.

"When you first looked at it, it was very white," she said Thursday.

Further observation showed that while the whale's saddle area was white, other parts of its body had a subtle yellowish or brownish color.

It likely is not a true albino given the coloration, said John Durban, a research biologist at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. That's probably a good thing — true albinos usually don't live long and can have health problems.

Durban said white killer whales have been spotted elsewhere in the area twice before: in 1993 in the northern Bering Sea around St. Lawrence Island and in 2001 near Adak in the central Aleutians. There have also been sightings along the Russian coast.

While Alaska researchers have documented thousands of black and white killer whales in the Bering Sea and the Aleutians during summer surveys, this was something new and exciting, Durban said.

"This is the first time we came across a white killer whale," he said.

The scientists observed several pods over a two-week period. The white whale was in a family group of 12 on a day when the seas were fairly rough. It was spotted about 2 miles off Kanaga Volcano on Feb. 23.

The ship stayed with the whale for about 30 minutes.

"Everybody actually came out and was taking pictures," Fearnbach said. "It was a neat sighting for everybody."

The whale appeared to be a healthy, adult male about 25 to 30 feet long and weighing upward of 10,000 pounds.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Spirit Animals - Penguin



Picture from Microsoft Clip Art

Penguins have been around for 30 to 40 million years as verified by the six foot fossils found. This makes Penguin one of the older spirit guides.

As with every story, there is a story behind it. In several medicine wheels that I have worked with, the Penguin has come forward to offer guidance and wisdom. In one of my blog articles, I focused on a penguin crossing that a zoo created because they allowed their penguins some freedom to move around. Now, when I ask Spirit which Spirit Animal needs to be honored in our article, Penguin pops up. And yes, penguins have also been materializing in my dreams. So, we ask that if Penguin appears to you in a dream, vision, in a series of pictures or articles, that you pay attention – for Penguin has selected you to guide.

When Penguin first appears to you, do not be surprised if she bows. As well as looking formal in their black and white attire, Penguins have an intricate social pattern that includes bowing to one’s mate upon leaving and arriving in the nest, bowing to others as they move throughout the society. Bowing represents a tool for appeasement and to maintain social structure. Those who have Penguin as a guide are encouraged to become more polite and attentive to how the social structure around them is holding together. Perhaps you are being called to pay honor to your mate or to your friends. Perhaps you need to appease someone where you have been harsh with your words or actions. Penguin also moves in straight lines when they are gathered in groups and moves with orderliness and a sense of purpose. They are determined and focus. If you lack determination and focus, ask Penguin to assist you in strengthening these areas.

As Penguin has become smaller (see side bar about height of six feet) and more aquatic, its ability to see out of water has diminished. It sees best in the water. As water also represents emotion, then Penguin has the clarity to see through the emotion and get to the heart of the issue. Additionally, Penguin moves through the water with the style of an acrobat or ballerina. They may be awkward on land, but Penguin is graceful and fluid in the water, twisting and turning and shooting upward, achieving speeds of 25 miles per hour. Penguin then teaches about tuning to your inner rhythm, and how to move with speed through emotions, shortening the time you would otherwise spend there.

Pay attention to Penguin’s color. Black and white, ying and yang, magic and mystery! The whiteness of the Penguin represents the awakening spirit and the light of all that is – as does the whiteness where it resides. The black represents the unknown, the density, and the different dimensions. The balance in Penguin’s color shows you how to balance and merge the darkness and the light, and to move between worlds as the Penguin moves between the sea and the land – two different worlds. Feel honored that Penguin is your guide for your journey of magic and mystery is moving in a new direction.

Monday, 3 March 2008

March Equinox & Creativity

One of the longest periods of time as winter draws to a close, seems to be the period between February 14th and the official day of spring, March 21st. Everyone tires of the snow and the cold – except perhaps the skiers – and everyone wants it to warm up.

We do not differ very much from our ancestors in the northern hemisphere. In the Norse tradition, the indigenous people called out to Sol (or Sunna, Sunne) to ride in her chariot higher and longer and bring about the change of the seasons. In ancient times, the Sun was female because she was associated with birth and the creation of plants in the spring.

By association, Spring Equinox became known as a time of creativity. All new projects were started in spring. Tilling and planting and spring house cleaning were all about tearing up the old and making way for the new. Spring is the time for creating! It can be ceremonial instruments – rattles and drums. Or, it can be a time for birthing ideas, building homes, barns, or creating new designs. When the Sun returns to the Earth in the spring, it is about renewal. The March Equinox is a great time to examine your life force and vitality. Does it need to be recreated? Do you need to clean toxins out of your energy fields and your body? The Sun is about illumination. Is this the time to take courses or start a project on something that you have always wanted to do? Go for it! A great quotation is, “You might say the Sun is symbolic of our ability to direct our will and to have a sense of purpose,” – Melissa Osborne. The Equinox is a time to delve for and retrieve your earth mission or sense of purpose. The great thing is that the things we have always wanted to do, those things that have called to us but that we never answered, are the very things that will help us go easily on our journey. May you fly swiftly like the pigeon, have the view of the eagle, and the agility of the hummingbird as you welcome in Spring.

Namaste, Judy and Roger.   (See more on www.angelsandancestors.com)