At the end of the day ……

~~March 28, 2014~~

There is an elemental love
by Stephen Levine

There is part of us that says
it is never too late to be reborn
on the inbreath each morning.

There is an elemental love in the universe
by which name we know each other
and encourage ourselves to live.

There is a silver river that connects everything
from which some part of us never leaves.

ocean meeting shore

There is a mercy making its way
up through the ocean of the earth
to the shores of our feet.

There is a music so sweet it is almost unbearable
that is composed between the ear
and the heart which reminds us.

There is a diamond-glint, a seed of longing
in ourselves that recognizes the potential
absence of gravity in another.

There is part of us that
says it is never too late to be reborn
on the inbreath each morning.

Somewhere there is a basket
that contains all our failures.
It is a big basket.  It wants to know
what to do with these.
Mercy has no use for them.

2007 © by Stephen Levine
Posted here with kind permission of Larson Publications


~~Full Disclaimer~~

Full credit of work, poem and format given to Stephen Levine.

No credit taken for the artistic, poetic work on this post. 

Elements (Orchestral Version) – Lindsey Stirling – Dracula

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Lindsey Stirling Exclusive Deluxe Re-release featuring this version of “Elements”.

We ALL are ONE!!

Love Spoken Here


This is a heartfelt post about love …. Puerto Rican style!! 🙂

Reflections From the Heart

Visiting Daddy in the early seventies, on weekends and during summertime, I remember how he loved to watch Lucha Libre. His favorite wrestler then was Rocky Johnson (the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). Also a die-hard Yankee fan, Daddy loved his baseball team.

“¿Vite? You see dat?” Daddy shouted and pointed to the TV, asking no one in particular. “Man, dat Mickey Mantle can hit dat ball sooo hard . . . !”

Daddy and my stepmother Gloria were raising my brother Ruben. Yes, I was a bit jealous. Although Daddy spoke both languages to me, I never became as fluent as my brother had become in Spanish. I understood the language more than I could speak it.

Daddy enjoyed many hobbies. He knew his fruits and vegetables having worked on his father’s land in his prime. He loved gardening and showing off his avocado and gandules (pigeon…

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“Salsa” Time ….. Marc Anthony single!

~~March 28, 2014~~

I have posted about Marc Anthony a few times before. He has a new CD which has been lighting up the Latin clubs and the airwaves. 

If you have followed salsa singer Marc Anthony‘s career you should know this year it will be 20 years since his Latin crossover. It is perfect timing for the multi-award music winner to start his solo world tour as it was announced on Monday.

The tour titled after Marc’s first release single this year, “Vivir Mi Vida,” one of his new songs to his new album which is scheduled to be released July 23. Also to mention “Vivir Mi Vida” has been number one on Billboard Hot Latin Song chart for six weeks as soon as it hit the airwaves and its first televised performance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April. It gives Marc Anthony, his band and fans all the reasons to celebrate. As Marc stated himself:

This new tour, ‘Vivir Mi Vida,’ is extremely special because it gives me the opportunity to present songs from my first production of original music in almost 10 years,” said Anthony. “I am really excited to meet again with all my fans and look forward to sharing with them my music’s journey.

Salsa music is a general term referring to what is essentially Cuban and Puerto Rican popular dance music. The term “Salsa” was initially promoted and marketed in New York City during the 1970s. The various musical genres comprising salsa include the Cuban son montunoguarachachachachámambo, and to a certain extent bolero. Salsa is the product of genres such as the Puerto Rican bomba and plena. In some cases, the term is also used to describe Dominican merengue, and the Colombian cumbiaLatin jazz, which was also developed in New York City, has had a significant influence on salsa arrangers, piano guajeos, and instrumental soloists.

Salsa is primarily Cuban son, itself a fusion of Spanish canción and guitar and Afro-Cuban percussion, merged with North American music styles such as jazz. Salsa also occasionally incorporates elements of rockR&B, and funk. All of these non-Cuban elements are grafted onto the basic Cuban son montuno template when performed within the context of salsa.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Vivir Mi Vida 4:15
2. “Volver a Comenzar” Adriana Lucia 4:32
3. “Flor Pálida” Polo Montañez 4:35
4. Cambio de Piel Julio Reyes 4:36
5. “Espera”
  • Ettore Grenci
  • Monica Velez
6. “La Copa Rota” Benito de Jesús 3:28
7. “Dime Si No Es Verdad” Luísito Berrios 4:02
8. “Hipocresía” Reyes 4:29
9. “Cautivo de Este Amor”

So far “Vivir Mi Vida“, “Cambio de Piel” and “Flor Palida” are the ones that I really like.

Here’s is the video of one of the most recent songs. Enjoy!

For my friend Eddie!! 

~~Marc anthony – Flor palida letra~~

We ALL are ONE!! 



Wolf Spirit Totem ….. symbolism!


~~March 28, 2014~~

Wolf Spirit Totem

Wolf Spirit Symbols: Teaching, Guidance, Loyalty, Intuition, Discipline, Order, Community, Freedom, Guardianship, Prudence, Respect, Communication, Patience, Teamwork

Wolf Meaning and Medicine: The spirit of wolf brings with it many different meanings. If the wolf totem has entered your life recently take a moment to stop and reflect on some of the following messages:
Teaching, Guidance: Have you recently been faced with a difficult choice or do you feel you lack the information or experience to make an important decision? Wolf is regarded as one of the most powerful spirit guides of all, and its presence is a message of guidance. If the wolf spirit has appeared to you, seek wisdom from those you respect and pause to learn about the subject that faces you.

Once the wolf spirit equips you with knowledge you may take action with confidence.


Loyalty, Community: Have you become alienated from your loved ones, are you staying at home all of time? The wolf totem urges us to ensure that you are playing your part in the community and that loyalties are properly maintained. Pick up the phone or hit the keyboard, get in touch with the people you’ve been neglecting. Get out of the house and invest some time and energy in that hobby you’ve been thinking about.
Intuition, Prudence: Is a strong desire or passion stopping you from thinking clearly, is an opportunity being dangled in front of you? The wolf guide is strongly connected to lunar power which symbolizes intuition. It is well known that wolf packs subsist almost entirely off the old, sick, and the lame, meaning the pack does not take unnecessary risks. Wolves are also known to chase prey for dozens of miles while taking turns in hot pursuit. Conserve your strength and be cautious in your approach to any difficult or tempting situations.

Do not overextend yourself and instead trust your heart. Take time to fully consider the situation from every angle and don’t be afraid to say no.


Discipline, Order: Do you feel lost, has your life strayed completely off track? The wolf totem carries a message of discipline and order. Like howling at the moon and greeting pack members upon return, wolves maintain many rituals. The structure and order that the pack maintains ensures security and purpose for all of its members. An important message that the wolf spirit brings is to take account of your schedule and daily routines. If you’ve allowed yourself to live impulsively and aren’t really accomplishing then sit down and commit to changing. Take small steps at first and soon you’ll find things falling into place.
Communication, Teamwork: Are you going it alone, are the challenges of life beginning to overwhelm you? While the concept of a lone wolf is a popular one, it is extremely rare. Wolves invest their very survival in their pack and their social structure is both complex and varied. If the wolf pack has shown itself the meaning is that you must stop and take account of your relationships. Don’t be afraid to seek assistance and fresh perspective on a project.

Don’t bottle up your feelings and communicate, you’ll be surprised by the amount of resources that wait in the hands of friends and family.


~~People with Wolf Totem~~

Good Communicators 
Creative Problem Solvers

Wolf people are often social butterflies and are respected for their advice, wisdom, and are seen as angels of insight. People with this totem have a lot of good thoughts to share and find themselves being consulted when friends or family are in trouble. The wisdom of the wolf spirit also creates patience and you can almost always count on a loyal ear when times are hard. The loyalty of this spirit is so great that once you are in the pack they will bend over backward for you, for life.
People with this power animal will prefer diplomacy and retreat over open hostility or fights but this is not because of cowardice, this is because of intelligence. Do not expect them to be defeated easily as the wolf maintains a network of loyal friends and family for when the going gets tough.
While wolf’s intelligence demands respect it can also cause problems in certain social situations. Wolf people are often very competitive and people with this medicine can become upset if the pecking order is disturbed, especially if it happens in their own home. Try not to push them or rub it in if you best them in a competition or you might get snarled at.
If wolf is your totem don’t overplay the patience or it can nip you in the butt. While seeking information and making an informed decision is a hallmark of this totem it is important that wolf people don’t dally overlong in choosing what to do. More often than not, your seeking will lead you to the same conclusion that your intuition did in the first place.

Wolf’s Message: The wolf angel symbolizes your inner teacher. Trust in your many senses and intuition and you will connect to your meaning and blaze your own path on the journey of life.

Wolf in Dreams: If you see a wolf in your dream she is guiding your to first find great Medicine through inner work, and then to return to your pack to serve as a teacher, guide and healer.

If the wolf is hostile towards you in the dream it symbolizes that you have strayed from your true purpose in life, stop ignoring the signals around you and get back on track.

To see a pack of wolves in your dream is a powerful symbol of kinship. Be thankful for your loved ones and see to it that they are getting your full support.
To hear the howl of a wolf in your dream means that someone in your life needs to be heard and they may require your assistance.


~~Cultural Symbolism~~

Native American: In Native American lore, the wolf fulfilled two roles. At a tribal level, the wolf lived in a way that made the tribe strong. Food was provided for all in the pack, including the old and sick. They also saw to the education of cubs and defended their territory against other wolves. At a personal level, Native American’s with wolf as a medicine animal or personal totem understood the qualities that made the wolf stand out as an individual. They admired wolf’s stamina, ability to track well and go without food for long periods.

Egyptian: In Egyptian Mythology, the wolf was a symbol of Wepwawet a war deity. His name means, opener of the ways. The wolf was seen as a scout, going out to clear routes for the army to proceed forward and later as an opener of the path to victory. Eventually, wolf also became associated with death and an opener of the underworld.

Celtic: Two wolves drive the time as they chase the sun and moon. Their image accompanied many clans as a symbol of strength and victory. The great wolf Fenrir is the harbinger of Armageddon.
Greek/Roman: In Greek and Roman mythology the wolf symbol and meaning is associated with the Gods of war, Ares/Mars. The wolf was also seen as the Great Goddess or Mother and many Greek and Roman heroes claim wolves as their ancestors. — with Min Calisir




Wolf Song

~~(Just call my name I’ll be there)~~

~~Uploaded on Nov 13, 2007~~

My Second Wolves Video
Shamanin Jelena

The song is called: Just call my name (I’ll be there) by Blackmore’s Night


We ALL are ONE!! 

10 things you need to know today: March 28, 2014

Summary for today!!!

The Fifth Column

Christie talked to ABC's Diane Sawyer hours after the report was released.  Christie talked to ABC’s Diane Sawyer hours after the report was released.                                 (AP Photo/ABC/Ida Mae Astute)

The Week

ObamaCare sign-ups top 6 million, an internal review clears Christie in Bridgegate, and more

1. The White House says 6 million have signed up for ObamaCare insurance
The number of Americans who have enrolled in health plans under ObamaCare has risen to more than 6 million, President Obama announced on Thursday. That meets the most recent projection by the Congressional Budget Office, although the CBO projected last year that 7 million would sign up. Nearly 2 million visited or contacted marketplace call centers on Wednesday in a rush to beat the March 31 open enrollment deadline. [The Washington Post]


2. Christie’s lawyers say he had no knowledge of Bridgegate
An internal…

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Still No EO Relief for LGBT Employment Discrimination Despite Biden’s ‘Barbaric’ Bomb


Waiting for what?


4 possible reasons why and call for 220+ congressional allies to do more

By Cathy Kristofferson, March 26, 2014


Following Monday’s street theatre action in front of the White House, we picked up the trail Wednesday, making trips to Vice President Biden’s home and Labor Secretary Perez’s office.

Could they influence the President to sign the federal contractor executive order or at least solve the mystery of why it hasn’t been signed?

At the Department of Labor we asked to speak with the Secretary or with someone willing to accept our delivery. Ordered through security we were hopeful about getting in. Security claimed to have called “upstairs”, conveying the message to go home, send a letter requesting a visit. Wait ‘patiently’,shared the plainclothes ‘security specialist’ in charge, Secretary is extremely busy with pressing business. We too, had pressing business to millions.

Failed to deliver:



On our way out, we thought…

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“The Howler Award” …. from Mavadelo’s Mindscape!

~~March 28, 2014~~


–In his own words–

I noticed that handing out awards is the way to go on WordPress to show your appreciation and let someone know you really really like their blog.

So I am a big fan of wolves, member of the WordPress Wolfpack and part-time werewolf so I thought I create an award that only a wolf can give out and thus I present you with The Howler award.

WCC-Lobo Week-Day 7-M1141

~~Da Rules~~

Display the award on your blog. This can be in your sidebar or on a special award page
Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog
Give 3 examples of things you would like to see changed in the world
Nominate (in your own time) at least 5 bloggers that deserve the award
(Optional, hey you know me by now right??) Donate the equivalent of $10 to a charity of your choice (optional because I can not check it, however it would be HIGHLY appreciated).

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Wolves are faithful, loyal, social and honest. Please keep that in mind when awarding this to someone. Members of the WordPress Wolfpack can hand out the award at their own discretion, non members can hand out the award after they have gotten it themselves or they can suggest the person they want to nominate to one of the wolfpack members.

~~My 3 changes in the world~~

More Love, Less Hate (thank you Shaun)
True equality for all people
More homes, Less homeless


Introduction to the current WordPress Wolfpack members
the blogs can be found here:

Dr Rex:
Bishop Eddie:
Just Patty:



We must thank Martin from Mavadelo’s Mindscape at:

for considering “It Is What It Is” worthy of this very important and meaningful award. We are honored and, as always, humbled by this nomination. The meaning behind it makes this award stand out. These are very important qualities for me. By accepting this award we commit ourselves to “be the changes we want to see in the world”.

“Wolves are faithful, loyal, social and honest.”

~~My three changes to the world~~
Recognition of the fact that we are all connected and we are all one.
Equality for ALL no matter what the differences are.
Harmony and peace … between humans and Mother Nature.
My five nominees are not included in the current Wolf Pack. But they blog with quite a bite!! 
Jueseppi ….
Xena ….
Darcey ….
Barbara ….
Valentine ….

Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for an award. If you do not wish to accept it – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration and for sharing your wonderful posts with us all.

wolf pack badge

~~Wolves – Howling~~

~~Uploaded on Jan 31, 2008~~

Favorite animals – wolves – howling up to the moon and they’re calling other Wolves.Tog8

We ALL are ONE!! 

Women’s History Month 2014: Anita Hill

Remember Anita Hill?? Honoring her during Women’s Month!!

Social Justice For All

Anita Hill Today it is an honor to have the opportunity to celebrate a woman I treasure, someone who is an amazing role model for women in the United States. Today SJFA celebrates Anita Hill. I also need to thank my dear friend Jennifer Carey for inspiring me to write about  Ms. Hill.

I actually had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Hill several years ago. No surprise, she was absolutely brilliant, gracious, and far more compassionate than I would have been. I was able to have breakfast with Anita Hill shortly after the bizarre phone message left on Ms. Hill’s answering machine demanding an apology.  I have no clue as to what kind of “Tea” our Ginni was drinking during that Tea Party.  I can hardly believe it has been nearly 23 years since they put Anita Hill on trial for being sexually harassed by the now Justice Clarence Thomas.  I…

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10 Alarming Facts About the Lives of Factory Farmed Animals | One Green Planet

This is a “SAD” post … but it is our reality. Many times, we turn a blind eye because we don’t want to see sad things. But this needs to be know by the consumer ….. this is what we are putting in our bodies!!
Think about it …. 😦

Life or Lunch?


Animals have been farmed by humans for thousands of years, but the way in which we reproduce, house, feed, and handle these animals has changed dramatically over the past century.

The rise of the factory farm has meant that billions of animals have had to endure a life which can only be described as cruel and barbaric. A life without ever feeling the sun on their back, fresh air in their lungs, and without the freedom to fully extend their limbs, flap their wings, or exhibit their natural behaviors.

A deeper look into the lives of factory farmed animals reveals that we have created a huge prison system for animals where they are no longer considered sentient beings, capable of feelings, thoughts, and pain, but instead are treated as products on an assembly line from the moment they are born to the moment they are murdered.

Here are 10…

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