Happy bday!! Chaka Khan … 😄
~~March 23, 2014~~
The red road is a concept of the right path of life, as inspired by some of the beliefs found in a variety of Native American spiritual teachings.
Native Americans’ spiritual teachings are diverse, and while there are sometimes common elements, the ceremonies and many of the beliefs are unique to the people of these diverse bands, tribes and nations.
The concept was first brought to non-native American audiences by John G. Neihardt, in his book Black Elk Speaks. Though Black Elk (1863–1950) was Oglala Lakota, the book was authored by Neihardt, who is non-Native. While lauded by non-Native audiences, and inspirational to many New Age groups, the book is largely considered to not be representative of actual Lakota beliefs. Neidhardt claimed that Black Elk believed he had an obligation to “help to bring my people back into the sacred hoop, that they might again walk the red road in a sacred manner pleasing to the powers of the universe that are one power.”
“Hear me, four quarters of the world–a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my Grandfather, all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. With tenderness have these come up out of the ground. Look upon these faces of children without number and with children in their arms, that they may face the wind and walk the good road to the day of quiet.
This is my prayer; hear me!”
Black Elk’s Prayer for All Life
~Walk the Red Road~
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We ALL are connected through SPIRIT!!
We ALL are ONE!!
~~March 23, 2014~~
~Twelve unsustainable things that will soon come to a disastrous end to our planet~
If you look around what’s really happening in our world today, there’s an inescapable pattern that curiously emerges: Much of what’s going on is simply unsustainable. It can’t go on for much longer, in other words. And it must collapse due to the laws of economics or physics.
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Editor of NaturalNews.com
Debt-based banking and economic systems
Conventional agriculture and “rape the planet” farming
Mass-consumption economies based on buy-it-and-trash-it behavior
The accelerating loss of farming soils
The mass poisoning of the oceans and aggressive over-fishing
Mass genetic pollution of the planet through GMOs
The drugs-and-surgery conventional medical system
Widespread pharmaceutical contamination of the human population and the environment
Runaway human population growth
Fossil water consumption for agriculture
Fossil fuel consumption
The widespread destruction of animal habitat
~~EARTH – One video you NEED to see~~
~~Uploaded on Feb 22, 2010~~
SONG: Two Steps From Hell – Eria
“I’m aware of the grammar mistakes in the introduction. I’m also aware that “it’s” is an abbreviated version of “it is”. I don’t need a lecture on correct English. I was extremely tired and made a couple of errors regarding grammar. My mistakes don’t take anything away from the sentiment of the introduction or video. I’m human, I make mistakes, deal with it.”
~~This video was created by David Bayliss~~
This is the only world we have. There is no backup planet.
Let’s care for it!
~~Life is on the line~~
Those are 12 of the biggest things that are entirely unsustainable on our planet right now. Human life depends on most of them. It makes you wonder: How will humans survive when these systems and resources upon which we depend have run out or collapsed?
That is a question we’d all better be asking ourselves right now. Because the age of cheap fuel, cheap money, cheap water and cheap food is fast ending. The future of life on our planet will require something far more evolved than the infantile, selfish and self-destructive mindset that humanity has so far demonstrated.
Debt-based money systems don’t cut it. Burning up all the fossil fuels is only a fool’s abundance. Medicating the humans and animals with toxic, synthetic pharmaceuticals is a form of medical insanity.
These things will all come to an end.
~~March 23, 2014~~
I wanted to watch this movie since the previews were shown in the theaters. As it frequently happens, life has other plans and I didn’t go to the movies to see it. They were showing it on TV yesterday … and there I was! Watching it. I found it very touching and sweet. Lessons learned.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a 2012 American fantasy comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Peter Hedges and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on a concept by Ahmet Zappa, the film is about a magical pre-adolescent boy whose personality and naïveté have profound effects on the people in his town. It received mixed reviews from critics and had modest ticket sales in its debut weekend.
|The Odd Life of Timothy Green|
|Directed by||Peter Hedges|
|Produced by||Scott Sanders
|Screenplay by||Peter Hedges|
|Story by||Ahmet Zappa|
|Music by||Geoff Zanelli|
|Editing by||Andrew Mondshein|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
|Running time||105 minutes|
The film is told from the perspective of Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton), as they explain their experience with Timothy (CJ Adams) in an effort to persuade an adoption agency to allow the couple to adopt a child.
Cindy, who works in the town’s local museum, and Jim, who is employed at the town’s historic pencil factory, reside in the drought-stricken town of Stanleyville, North Carolina. The Greens are informed by doctors that they are unable to conceive. Distraught by the news, Jim convinces Cindy to dream up their ideal child and write the child’s characteristics and life events on slips of notepad paper.
The couple places the notes inside a box and buries it in the backyard garden. After a thunderstorm, which seemingly affects only their property, a ten-year-old arrives at their home claiming the Greens as his parents.
After finding the box they buried smashed to pieces around a large hole in the ground where they originally buried it, and finding the boy inside their house, covered in mud, they realize that the boy, named Timothy, is actually a culmination of all their wishes of what their child would be.
The Greens also discover that Timothy has a startling feature: he has leaves growing on his legs.
The next day, at a family picnic, Timothy is introduced to members of his family: Brenda Best (Rosemarie DeWitt), Cindy’s pompous sister; James Green Sr. (David Morse), Jim’s estranged father; and Mel (Lois Smith) and Bub (M. Emmet Walsh), Cindy’s paternal aunt and uncle.
Timothy begins to attend school, where he meets Joni Jerome (Odeya Rush), a girl he meets during a bullying incident, with whom he begins a friendly relationship. Meanwhile, the town’s pencil factory, the largest employer in Stanleyville, begins laying off its employees. Timothy convinces Cindy and Jim to design a prototype for a new pencil in an effort to keep the pencil-producing business viable.
Unbeknownst to the parents, one of Timothy’s leaves falls off each time he fulfills one of the qualities listed on the original slips of paper.
Timothy eventually reveals to Cindy and Jim that his time of existence is short and that he will eventually disappear.
The Greens’ meeting with the adoption counselor concludes with Cindy presenting a letter that Timothy left them before leaving. In the letter, he explains to them what he did with each of his leaves that fell off, with a montage sequence showing each person whose life Timothy touched.
After an unspecified amount of time, the adoption counselor is shown pulling up to the Greens’ house in a car with the little girl who is to become the Greens’ daughter.
~~The Odd Life of Timothy Green Trailer~~
~~Published on May 11, 2012~~
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like.
When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim — and their small town of
Stanleyville — learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!
We ALL are ONE!!
~~March 23, 2014~~
~CATS ARE QUITE THE CHARACTERS~
This is Jackson, courtesy of Leigh Shannon.
It’s that kind of day … a good one!
One to be outside in spite of the humid weather. Some, though, would rather stay inside.
This one is ours … Double Trouble Kitty.
“What? You say go out? Don’t think so. Busy meditating here.”
“Definitely staying in!!”
~~FUNNY CATS COMPILATION~~
~~Published on Mar 16, 2014~~
Perfect expression of THE plan!!
Happy Sunday Morning. After settling into the ultimate sunrise. The daunting task of love and bliss awaits me. After all that’s what most of us are after. Isn’t it? Have a cup of coffee or tea, express yourself through art, tell people, call people, show up, give, get, and pursue happiness and love. That’s what we seem to be doing. In the meantime, the sun is rising. And some of us are missing it. It’s as if God is saying, “just chill, I ‘m doing my thing. check it out.” Stand up and take a deep breathe. That’s all it takes to acknowledge the world and people around you. Stand up and look up to the sky. Your love is already there. You don’t have to wait for it. Just live in it and appreciate what you already have. How great are you already? Who do you already know that…
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