Thoughts for today, #291 .… “The irony …. this year”!!


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~~November 23, 2015~~ 

NO PLACE FOR THEM

This Thanksgiving, No Place for Refugees at the American Table
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. As Americans prepare for one of the most popular national holidays, Thanksgiving, which commemorates the support and nourishment provided by the indigenous people to English refugees seeking a better life free from religious persecution, a wave of xenophobia is sweeping the country.

In the U.S. Congress, no less than six separate bills have been put forward to block any federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria or Iraq and to empower states to deny entry into their “territory.” 

Imagine if all of a sudden we had 50 “statelets” creating their own border checkpoints, stopping all travelers, looking for anyone suspicious, i.e., any and all Syrians.

So far, 31 state governors have essentially demanded this.

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Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order forbidding any agency of state government from cooperating in any way with Syrian refugee support efforts. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called for a pause in the Syrian refugee program, with the support of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

(all so called Chrstians)

It has been almost 400 years since that first, fateful Thanksgiving feast in Massachusetts.

Xenophobic policies like those threatening to shut out refugees from these wars, if allowed to stand, should serve as a shameful centerpiece at every Thanksgiving table this year.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_thanksgiving_no_place_for_refugees_at_the_american_table_20151118

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Thoughts for today, #258 …. “Smudging Ceremony .. Smudging Prayer”!!


 

Smudge

~~October 7, 2015~~ 

SMUDGING CEREMORY

Our Native elders have taught us that before a person can be healed or heal another, one must be cleansed of any bad feelings, negative thoughts, bad spirits or negative energy – cleansed both physically and spiritually.

This helps the healing to come through in a clear way, without being distorted or sidetracked by negative “stuff” in either the healer or the client. The elders say that all ceremonies, tribal or private, must be entered into with a good heart so that we can pray, sing, and walk in a sacred manner, and be helped by the spirits to enter the sacred realm.

Native people throughout the world use herbs to accomplish this. One common ceremony is to burn certain herbs, take the smoke in one’s hands and rub or brush it over the body. Today this is commonly called “smudging.” In Western North America the three plants most frequently used in smudging are sage, cedar, and sweetgrass.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.postpoems.org/authors/shadow_wolf10/poem/769690

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I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

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Every once in a while, negative energy will surround you. This energy takes over and becomes part of your innate energy.

This cycle needs to be stopped because if not, it will continue to grow and build up.

This will affect every aspect of your life.

Smudging may help.

HortyRex©

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today, #254 …. “Dear Racist ….. “!!


Racist

~~October 2, 2015~~ 

DEAR RACIST

Your car is Japanese

Your beer is German

Your watch is Swiss

Your fashion is French

Your clothes are Chinese

Your radio is Korean

Your vodka is Russian

.. and the land where you live is MINE!!

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https://www.facebook.com/lydia.ayala.754?pnref=story

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today , #249 …. “May you Walk Gently through the World”!!


Walk

~~September 25, 2015~~ 

APACHE BLESSING

May the sun bring you
new energy by day.
May the moon
softly restore you by night.
May the rain
wash away your worries.
May the breeze
blow new strength into your being.
May you walk
gently through the world
and know it’s beauty,
all the days of your life.

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https://www.facebook.com/Spiritual-Quotes-Meditations-Beautiful-Photographs-291892577576921/timeline/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thoughts for today, #201 …. “Two Spirit People”!!


TwoSpirits

~~July 18, 2015~~ 

“GENDER AND TRANSGENDER IN NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION”

In Native American cultures, people that we would usually call gay or transgender are known as ‘two-spirit people’
people who embody both male and female spirits. Sometimes these two-spirit people are known in anthropological literature as ‘berdache‘.

There’s a video that beautifully presents the two-spirit tradition.

It emphasizes that the two-spirit role is a spiritual one, which makes it different from gay or lesbian identity, which is based on the physical and social.

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You can find the video and more information by clickibng on this link

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/two-spirit-people/

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Something to think about …. “What a Real American Looks Like”!!


Native

~~July 2, 2015~~ 

What Does an American Look Like?

America is home to a beautiful array of different races and ethnicities.

On most city streets it’s common to look around and see a plethora of people representing every region of the world. Ancestors who came to America at different times over the last couple of centuries have added their legacy and dreams to our nation. However, the question of what does an American look like can result in some intriguing answers.

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ross-szabo/what-does-an-american-loo_b_1075973.html

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In 2012, photographer Matika Wilbur sold everything in her Seattle apartment and hit the road on a cross-country journey.

Her goal?

To photograph individuals from each of the 562 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States and memorialize their stories.

Since then, the number of federally recognized tribes has risen to 566, and Wilbur is still crisscrossing the country, immersing herself in the worlds of Native Americans from Brooklyn to the far reaches of Alaska for her ongoing photo series, Project 562.

“Stereotypes in the media reduce Indian country to the Plains Indian in a headdress,” said scholar Adrienne Keene, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma whom Wilbur photographed for the series. “(Project 562) gives people an opportunity to see the diversity in Indian country and reframe what they think of when they think of Native Americans.”

VERY INTERESTING PROJECT

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/living/contemporary-native-american-images/index.html

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Hearts As One Drum Beat Award …. “Nominated by Blackbutterfly7”!!


HeartBeat

~~June 27, 2015~~ 

Xena, a great friend and wonderful blogger, of “Blackbutterfly7“, passed on the

Hearts As One Drumbeat Award to “It IsWhat It Is“.

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You can find Xena here

https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/

Sue, from “Dream Walker Sanctuary“, created the award.

You can find Sue here

https://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/

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The rules for passing it on are as follows

“Within their posts whether if be through Poem or Word

Caring for others is a must for this Award.

Be it through Laughter or Humor

Photograph or Story

Love and Compassion

Are

Mandatory”

Together let us Beat our Drums for Harmony, Peace, Unity, and Equality.

 Let the Beat of your Thoughts Ripple out as we share our Hearts in One Beat of Unity.

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The Hearts as One Drumbeat Award is a celebration of unity, love, and compassion. Being nominated for this award is a humbling honor. To be recognized, in the spirit of what the award means is amazing and humbling. We try to keep the hope of love and compassion alive.

Thank you Blackbutterfly7

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I now pass it on to the following blogs

Digital Gatherings …. http://ceadomile.com/

Patty …. https://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

Brian …. https://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/

Michelle …. https://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

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‘Spirit Of The Drums’

American Indian Spiritual Relaxing Healing Music

~~Published on Nov 18, 2013~~

Powerful Native American Music stylings

The drum is a powerful tool in Native American Indian/First Nations culture. The drums are the literal “heartbeat” of our spirits …. and we express that through our music and dance. Here is a cool new Flute, Drum & Guitar upbeat healing song honoring the Spirit Of The Drums …. along with some superb images of the USA Desert Southwest.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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