Friday, December 31, 2021



We are heavens light beings and beams of the sun.
We are bodies of the earth and spirits since birth.
We are gifted with moments to be grounded in truth.
We are called to remember the light of our youth.
We are a soul that found itself safe in skin.
We are agents of the calm that works from within.
We are Gods great miracles on our way back home.
We are the glory of love and the seeds that were sown.
Marcus Amaker
Charleston Poet Laureate
Mepkin Abbey Ceche Festival 2021

How you do anything is...


How you do anything is how you do everything.


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

I am thankful for my struggle because without it,..


I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon my strength.


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Not sure of address, send gratitude in everything you do...


Since I’m not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do.


Sunday, December 26, 2021

Carl Jung – Visiting the Pueblo Indians in Taos, New Mexico “...whites believed they thought with their heads,” when everyone at the Pueblo knew thinking comes from the heart”.”

 "White men are mad." Ochwiay Biano, also known as Antionio Mirabal and Mountain Lake (Pueblo Indian)

"Most men live lives of quiet desperation." Henry Thoreau

“Mirabal talked openly about how he felt about white culture, starting with his perception of the features of the white man: thin lips, sharp noses, and cruel dispositions, giving them the appearance of birds of prey. White people were restless, Mirabal said, as they were searching for what they couldn’t find. “We do not understand them. We think they are mad” he told Jung, adding that “whites believed they thought with their heads,” when everyone at the Pueblo knew thinking comes from the heart”.”

Carl Jung – Visiting the Pueblo Indians in Taos, New Mexico
Carl Jung – Visiting the Pueblo Indians in Taos, New Mexico
Memories Dreams Reflections [Carl Jung – Visiting the Pueblo Indians in Taos, New Mexico] As I sat with Ochwiay Biano on the roof, the blazing sun rising higher and higher, he said, pointing t

Sailboat Racing Bahamian Style Presentation by Jan Pehrson

R.A.I.N. - the last step of this helpful process is NURTURE!

 R - RECOGNIZE any type of pain

A - ALLOW *(ACCEPT) Remember the paradox of acceptance, it is the first step in healing..

I - INVESTIGATE - where pain is located in body

N - NUTURE how gentle can you be to your self? Hot bath? Cold application? Seek out help from professionals?

*Acceptance has a paradox within it. Acceptance of a painful situation as is begins to transform it into something better. Acceptance is not mired in stasis. It’s a loving spaciousness that allows change to root on its own terms and time.


Nurture yourself


When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.


NUTURE how gentle can you be to your self? Hot bath? Cold application? Seek out help from professionals?

I like to go out in nature and take photographs, esp. of sunsets

Christmas Eve over Folly Creek near where shrimp boats and other fishing boats dock at seafood market

Folly River inlet where fresh water mixes with salt water at folly Beach, S.c.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

True gratefulness is courage...


True gratefulness is courage to give thanks for a gift before unwrapping it.


Friday, December 24, 2021

"...the real meaning, the real medicine of what is to be celebrated at Christmas is about opening ourselves to the love that we are,..."


Dearest Relatives,

I share with you this night, some thoughts on Christmas Eve...

Long, long ago in the Middle East three wise men were guided by spirit to follow a star leading them to Bethlehem where they came upon a newborn child. There lay Yeshua ben Joseph, whose life and death was destined to reignite the light of faith, hope and love in a dark time of human suffering. Years after his death Jesus came to be called “Christ”, a word that comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “anointed one.”

Hundreds of prophetic passages in the Old Testament refer to a coming Messiah, a savior, an anointed one, who who would come to redeem the Jewish People and usher in the Kingdom of God. Ancient Israel thought their Messiah would come with military might to deliver them from decades of captivity to Roman rule and pagan kings. But the religion of Christianity that grew up after the death of Jesus in its New Testament offered a different kind of deliverance — a spiritual deliverance based on what Jesus taught and how he lived which is all about a consciousness of infinite, unconditional love.

So while Jesus was Jewish, a rabbi who knew nothing about Christianity because it did not exist while he was alive, a radical rabbi whose teachings about love upset both the Jewish power structure of the time and the Roman rulers of the land of Palestine, and the celebration of his birth, Christmas, is a Christian holy day, what Jesus was all about is for all of us, all of humanity, Christians, Jews, atheists, all people. It is about a consciousness that knows “the Kingdom of Heaven is within” and that “ the way to the Father is through me”, meaning not Jesus the man but the function of living in and from infinite unconditional love that is for giving and that is the essence of our being. In other words, Christ Consciousness refers to a function of consciousness whose only focus is love and only love, love that is for giving, freely to all, with no conditions or strings.

There came a time in my life, a Jewish man brought up in a secular family for whom the only meaning of Christmas was about the exchange of material gifts to family and friends, that I was to learn about Christ Consciousness in a very personal way that changed my understanding of Christmas. When I was twenty years old in a second story Victorian flat three blocks away from the corner of Haight and Ashbury I swallowed a tab of LSD dissolved in a glass of water. Shortly thereafter my mind dissolved into a visionary state that blew out the fusebox of my understanding of reality and of my own identity. In my vision I saw Jesus being crucified calling out not for vengeance but for love; “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do!” For the first time in my life I consciously experienced unconditional love, love that was being sent out to the perpetrators of his pain from an understanding and compassion that they were asleep in a dream of separation and should be forgiven for what they were doing, not punished, but instead filled with love.

Fifteen years later sitting by a fire with Huichol Indian People in an all night ceremony in the high desert of backcountry Mexico another vision of Christ emerged in a visionary state. Again I saw Jesus being crucified on the cross. This timei saw that each time I or someone else made a negative judgment about their being or the being or someone else, another spike was driven into the body of Jesus and he cried out in pain. The vision continued. It showed me that each time I, or anyone else, caught the negative judgment in awareness and made the decision to let it go, to release it, a spike fell out of Jesus’ body and a beatific light burst forth from his being that illuminated the desert night with blissful gratitude.

To me, more than fifty years after that first reality-dissolving vision, the real meaning, the real medicine of what is to be celebrated at Christmas is about opening ourselves to the love that we are, releasing negative judgments about our own being and the being of others, and living the love that we are as Jesus in his life demonstrated with the consciousness that I witnessed and felt in the visions I was gifted by grace to experience. Christmas is about remembering, rebirthing and honoring and loving the holy wholeness of ourselves and “all our relations”, seeing and raising the spark of divinity, the seed, the son-light of the Father Sun within us all as Children of the Starlight Ohana, to Fullest Blossoming and Greatest Good for All with Peace on Earth.

My wish and prayer for you, for all of us on this Christas Eve night, is to do what the three wise men of old did, follow the shinning star to birth within ourselves, and out into the darkness of the world, the Christ Consciousness of Infinite Light and Love whose only function is to Live Love Now. May we all do the inner polishing work that allows for greater shinning of the Divinity that we are helping to create a new “Kingdom” of Heaven on Earth", a peaceful, just, harmonious, beautiful, healthy and happy Win Win World For All.

Merry, joyful Christmas Medicine to All and to All a Good Night.

Become a Space Cadet...

                                  LOVE is in the space between thoughts.

HeartFULLness Gratitude:


Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Love is a long close scrutiny…????


Love is a long close scrutiny…


So it is not a love at first sight?

Personally, 2 of my long term sexual relationships, including my marriage, were "love at first sight."  They were based on my lust for the perfect looking woman, they did not work out. they both turned out to be gold diggers. I will never make that mistake again, of course at my age, with low testosterone, it makes it easy. none of my best girl friends (soul sisters) are objects of my physical desire. emotional desire, yes, as 2 are nurses and the other a teacher, and like my self are spiritual seekers, with occasional epiphanies.



Acceptance has a paradox within it. Acceptance of a painful situation as is begins to transform it into something better. Acceptance is not mired in stasis. It’s a loving spaciousness that allows change to root on its own terms and time.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

I nourish my capacity to attend to my concerns for the world....


When my eyes fill with wonder and my heart with love or joy, I do not betray my concerns for the world — I nourish my capacity to attend to them.
Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Change takes a long time, but it does happen. ... Each of us who works for social change is part of the mosaic of all who work for justice; together we can accomplish multitudes.

I think God is Love, so "Love breaking into this world and into our hearts..."


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

In order to be remembered fondly leave nothing behind but love....

 "I want to continue living even after I died" Anne Frank

Well Anne you did it. You had become inspiration for many around the world

Do not take people and things in your life for granted, as...


Be grateful for the things and people you have in your life. Things you take for granted someone else is praying for.


I don't care for a commercial Christmas, however I do enjoy giving simple gifts...


I have traveled to many countries, islands and crossed several oceans however,

 Traveling within my own inner universe has been just as fascinating.



It’s Time to Drop That Burden.

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Today’s Anne Talk is It’s Time to Drop That Burden. Anne shows us how dropping our resistance to tasks we need to do allows us to do them without their being a burden to us. 5:38

Learn to be comfortable with a quiet mind.


  • Learn to be comfortable with a quiet mind. Try journaling or doodling. Practice listening to people without waiting for a break in the conversation so you can speak. You don’t have to do that all the time; just a few times for practice.

  • Learning to keep the mind quieter helps wean it from suffering and drama. Drama is the fix the mind uses to escape reality. Don’t hurry, scurry, and worry. Reality is always better than the spin we put on it, because truth is better than a lie. Without the mind getting in there and putting in its filters, life is sweet. Perceptions vary, but life is good all the time. If this doesn’t seem believable to you, it is because you have not had the privilege of directly experiencing life. Keeping the mind quieter gives reality a chance to pop through. The source dwells in reality.  Annie Sermons Gillis

Monday, December 20, 2021

The brightness of your being is...

 The brightness of your being is GENERATED FROM WITHIN.  Yogi Tea Tab


  1. the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened.
    "Robbie looked to me for enlightenment"
    an aha moment
  2. 2.
    a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition. It was heavily influenced by 17th-century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton, and its prominent exponents include Kant, Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Adam Smith.