Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones

Here's something wonderful for Memorial Day - Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones

Although I don't support war, I definitely support the people who have to fight them, and the families and friends who miss them.

Shakura Cathryn 
And for those who don't come home:
"Forgive us that they died so young because we were too unimaginative, too imperious, too indifferent, or just too late to think of better ways than warfare to conduct the business of the world." ~Rev William Sloane Coffin / Memorial Day prayer

What If?

This song has amazing lyrics!
Lucinda Williams

I shudder to think
What would it mean
If the President wore pink
If a prostitute were queen

What would happen then
How would the world change
If thick became thin
And the world was rearranged

If the rains brought down the moon
And daylight was feared
And the sun rose too soon
And then just disappeared

If dogs became Kings
And the Pope should cum
If hobos had wings
And God was a bum

If houses became trees
And flowers turned to stone
And there were no families
And people lived alone

If buildings started laughing
And windows cried
If feet started clapping
And out came inside

If mountains fell in slivers
And the sky began to bleed
And blood filled up the rivers
And prisoners were freed

If the stars fell apart
And the ocean dried up
And the world was one big heart
And decided to start

And children grew up happier
And they could run with the wolves
And they never felt trapped 
Or hungry or unloved

If cats walked on water
And birds had bank accounts
And we loved one another
In equal amounts

Shakura Cathryn
"Is it reality, or is it not reality? All things are reality. Even if only one is imagining it, it is a reality in that the thought has been offered and someone, who has the ability to translate that vibration, will perceive it. It must be fair to say that anything that can be perceived must be reality. Because, as creators, your reality depends upon what you are willing to imagine and allow." ~Abraham

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Wesak, & Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 27, 2010

(Doubleclick on pictures to enlarge them.)
Wesak is “Buddha Day,” celebrated in many Buddhist countries on the full moon in May. It is said that Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and died on the same day of the year, in different years.

He was born Siddhartha Gautama in northern India at Kapilavatthu on the border of modern Nepal in the period between 623 B.C. and 563 BC on the day of the Full Moon in May….

It was on the night of the full moon in May that Siddartha sat on the grass under the famous fig tree (Bodhi tree) at Buddhagaya. He entered into a very deep meditation, during which veil after veil was lifted that covered the face of Truth. Finally, He beheld the fullness of that blessed Truth, which completely transfigured Him. He obtained perfect Enlightenment (Samma Sambodhi) in his thirty-fifth year.

Having successfully completed His noble mission in His eightieth year, He retired to Kusinara, a small hamlet, and lying on a couch between two Sala trees, passed out of physical limitations and Ascended in a peaceful state of mind on a Wesak Full Moon Day more than 2500 years ago.

“What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~Buddha

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~Buddha

From Sky Stories on Facebook:
Time to fly! The Full Moon in Sagittarius shoots us into the skies, where we can see all from a broad perspective. Let yourself go!

“May you be filled with loving kindness.
May you be well.
May you be peaceful and at ease.
And may you be happy.”
~Buddhist Blessing

Shakura Cathryn
“Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.” ~Dogen

Saturday, May 22, 2010

American Prayer

This video is from 2008, but I just discovered it, and I love the song.... a prayer in music for America and President Obama.

I feel it's important in this time of polarity that we maintain a positive intention and attitude, and prayerful attention to our country, our world, and to President Obama, who has inherited a nearly inpossible job. He needs our support.

Singing my blessings....
Shakura Cathryn
"Your joy is as efficient as prayer." ~Yvonne Trubert
"I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love." - Mahatma Gandhi - Prayer for Peace

Monday, May 17, 2010

Do Your Personal Water Ceremony Tuesday, May 18

I will be doing some sort of personal blessing for the waters of our planet tomorrow, May 18, 2010, in conjunction with the intentions of these Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. I will be visualizing the Gulf oil leak being closed and all the waters being pure and clear. And saying THANK YOU to the waters!

I believe that prayer is very powerful, especially when many people are joined in intention and timing. If you are not aware of Dr. Masuro Emoto’s research into the power of prayer for water, please visit and scroll down toward the bottom of the page.

Shakura Cathryn
"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." ~Stewart Udall
"Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last fish has been caught, only after the last river has been poisoned, only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten." ~Cree proverb
"You may clean up the environment and return the Earth to her pristine beauty, or as near as you can come with the wear and tear from billions of humans treading not-so-lightly, or you may hasten her demise with your greediness for her resources. Each is a choice that will gather collective karma for you as a people, and now is the time for the decision to be made as to which course of action you will pursue." ~Michael, channeled by Karen Murphy

I invite you to join with the intentions of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in your own personal ceremony of prayer for the waters of our planet.

Here is the information from the e-mail I received:

We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers ask you to join us:  MAY 18, 2010


Along with many peoples all around the globe, and many water prayers this Spring, we are calling for a MASSIVE GLOBAL EFFORT

Our main intention for this healing is to return the waters to their original pure crystalline blueprint, and to add to their abundance for the nourishment of ALL living things on the planet.

Pray in your local waterways, at the rivers or lakes or streams. Or pray with a bowl of water in the middle of the cities.

"We are Water Babies. Do not to forget to say thank you every day for the water you drink, the water you bathe in. Without our Mother water we would not survive."

Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Takelma Siletz, Oregon

The specific ceremonies being conducted on May 18, 2010:
Grandmothers will be holding Water Prayers in the following places:
African Rainforest, Gabon - Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot
Great Lakes, USA- Grandmother Rita Blumenstein
Mountains of Oaxaca, Huautla de Jimenez - Grandmother Julieta Casimiro Desert of the American Southwest- Grandmother Mona Polacca
France - Grandmother Flordemayo
Black Hills of North America- Beatrice and Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance Plains of North America, Montana-Grandmother Margaret Behan
Hood River, Oregon- Agnes Baker Pilgrim
Nepalese Himalayas- Aama Bombo
Brazilian Amazon-Grandmothers Maria Alice Freire and Clara Shinobu Iura Tibetan Ceremonies in Canada- Tsering Dolma Gyaltong
Mahia, Aotearoa, New Zealand - Ambassador Pauline Tangiora

At the same time, people will be praying at nine specific bodies of water around the planet using crystalline energy:
• Lake Tahoe, California
• Lake Titicaca, Peru
• Lake MacKay Australia
• Lake Chad, Africa
• Lake Bikkal, Russia
• Lake Kissyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
• Lake Geneva, Switzerland
• Lake Superior, Minnesota
• Colorado River Complex (Healing and Purification Ceremonies for this vital USA waterway)

"Water reflects the human soul. If you say, 'thank you' to water, it will be reflected in the form of beautiful crystals overflowing with gratitude in return." Masuru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water

More info: (Note that when I open this page there is a lot of blank space at the top - I had to scroll down to find the newsletter posted there.)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Meditation for the Ocean - Visualize the Oil Spill Fixed

I propose that we try this~! Meditation can’t hurt – and I believe that there is great power in shared intention. I also recommend taking every possible opportunity to tell our government NO MORE OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING! Here is one place to do that:

(For greater understanding of the magnitude of this oil spill, please watch  - Amateur Video Of Gulf Oil Slick - Worse Than BP Admits May 7 2010)

Article from the Denver Post:   

A fix for the gushing oil well a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico has so far eluded scientists and engineers armed with technical know-how and high-tech robotic submarines.

So one Boulder man is calling on people from around the world to try a different, simpler tack: meditation.

"The basic concept is to try and get as many people to visualize that the valve is actually functioning and is working and closing," said Carl Fuermann, a staff member in the University of Colorado's Registrar Office.

The Coast Guard estimates that 200,000 gallons of oil a day has been streaming into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank after it was rocked by an explosion April 20.

A safety valve designed to stop the flow of oil, called a blowout preventer, did not activate as it was designed to after the explosion. Efforts to activate the valve using robots have not worked.

Fuermann said his desire to use meditation to activate the blowout preventer — and his belief that visualization could actually work — is rooted in his own life experiences and in a global movement called the Intention Experiment.

"I'm very known for fixing things and making things work," Fuermann said, adding that he believes his meditation helped fix a friend's iPod.

"I visualize things working and hold the belief that they actually work."

Lynne McTaggart, who started the Intention Experiment, has organized more than a half-dozen mind-over-matter experiments — most recently to try to improve the water quality in Lake Biwa, Japan — that involve people focusing their thoughts on something in the physical world to make change.

She claims to have scientific evidence that it works.

Fuermann and some of the people who have joined his visualization campaign say they know that many may doubt their methods.

"I completely understand that most people would have a healthy skepticism about these things," said Jahnavi Stenflo, also of Boulder, in an e-mail.

"To all those skeptics, I would simply ask them to participate in the exercise if they would like to try. . . . Ultimately, there is nothing to lose in trying to visualize the valve shutting off. It either will help or it will not."

Dwayne Bourgoyne, a deep-water mining expert at the Colorado School of Mines, said Tuesday that he has "never heard of such an attempt to stop an oil spill or any other kind of mechanical failure."

But he also conceded that while he is familiar with the known law of physics he is "unfamiliar with the telekinetic potential of meditation."

Bourgoyne did have a piece of advice for the meditators, however, and that is to focus their visualization efforts on a process called "sanding out," which can happen when the unconstrained flow of oil weakens the rock around the well bore.

The rock can break apart and enter the well as sand, which eventually blocks the oil leak.

"If the meditators are seeking a common image upon which to focus," he said, "I suggest they visualize tiny cracks spreading in the rock."

Shakura Cathryn
"Not only is another world possible; on a quiet day I can hear her breathing." ~Arundhati Roy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


That which God said to the rose,
and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty,
He said to my heart,
and made it a hundred times more beautiful.

Shakura Cathryn
"In music, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness ... I see what people call God in all these things." ~Pablo Casals

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Anamorphic Candle Box

I came across this website this afternoon.....  Lots and lots of amazing optical illusions of many different types. Watch this thing as it changes shape before your eyes. How do they DO that??

Shakura Cathryn
"The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~Eden Phillpotts