Monday, June 21, 2010

Generosity in Action!

I just found a wonderful thing ~ ! A fabulous example of generosity.  

Bead artist Denise Yezbak Moore is giving away 7 & 1/2 pounds of beads - over $350.00 worth! If you are a bead artist like I am, you might want to visit her blog and enter this contest. Visit Denise's blog at The bead giveaway is here:

Denise rocks!

Blessings to Denise - may your generosity return to you many times magnified!
Shakura Cathryn 
"The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have." ~Leonard Nimoy

Sighs Turning Into Songs

Today is the Summer Solstice, and I'd love to shed some light on the Gulf of Mexico today. Many people have sent me e-mails calling for prayers, meditations, visualizations, etc. They are all good. The Gulf needs all the positive energy we can create.

I most like Masuro Emoto's idea of simply VISUALIZING THAT HOLE IN THE OCEAN FLOOR CLOSING.

In addition, I also like the call for singing or toning for the Gulf at noon in whatever timezone we are in. And at any and all other times, as well! Let's chant our prayers.

This reminded me of a great quote: “I teach my sighs to lengthen into songs.” ~Theodore Roethke

I have been feeling so sad about this oil situation.... but if I do let my sighs lenghten into songs I feel better, and I believe it is healing for me, and also a beneficial prayer for the planet, and, by intention, especially for the Gulf of Mexico and all the beings who live there, as well as for the land, and the people and beings who live along the coast. I am intending my sighs of grief and sorrow to lengthen into love and gratitude for the waters and for all life. I will do this at noon and whenever I think of it.

I came across three wonderful videos - a series - which I offer as visual meditations. For this specific intention I recommend the third one first, because it begins with some exquisite film of the oceans. But they are all wonderful.

Click the little square with four arrows at the bottom right to open to full screen view. The resolution is good, the photography very beautiful.

Please join me on this longest day of the year to sing, chant, tone or pray for the Gulf of Mexico and all the life the depends on it. Let us shine our light on the waters!

Shakura Cathryn
"I teach my sighs to lengthen into songs.” ~Theodore Roethke

Friday, June 18, 2010

Focusing our energies on Loving our Water Bodies

Greetings, All,

I got home Wednesday night (6/16) from my amazing trip…….. it was a beautiful experience, most of which is another story. One of the dances we did at the Dance camp was a blessing for the water, and I was just crying and crying. I grew up on the Gulf coast of Texas which was not so long ago decimated by Hurricane Ike. I have so many wonderful memories of the beach and the water of the Gulf. Now the Gulf is being poisoned by this oil. It makes me so sad.

On the way home I was listening to my self-recorded CD’s of favorite songs, and a beautiful song came on that begins…

Standing by the ocean,
Watch it tear away the shore….

And again I was just crying and crying and I just wanted to keep driving and driving to get to whatever is left of those coastal areas before the oil reaches my beloved places. Apparently the oil is moving east more than west, and has not reached Texas yet, but it seems a matter of time. And, of course I am grieving for the entire Gulf, all the places, animals, plants and land already affected.

Below is something that came to me yesterday from the World Gratitude folks… you might also appreciate it.

Beloveds ~

Today, we invite our World Gratitude family to join together, to leverage our genius and the power of Love to transmute the destructive forces of ignorance, greed and separation that are at play in the Gulf of Mexico ... and beyond.

5 years ago, World Gratitude was birthed out of a vision, one of creating a 'World Wide Wave of Gratitude and Re-connecting our water bodies to Love'. Since this time, we have been becoming Masters in the art of using Gratitude to empower the Self, experience wholeness, facilitate authentic, right-living and to cooperate with our Beloveds, world-wide, to gracefully move through the great changes of our time.

We have been preparing ourselves for events such as this ... and the time is NOW to come together, in service, compassion and courage ... and with great Faith hold a Space of Love, Gratitude and Grace!

We see this as an opportunity to deepen Self Mastery, by employing our genius and authentic power in a life-affirming way ... by being Grateful NOW for wholeness, purity and recapitulation of the water bodies in the Gulf, as well as across the face of creation.

Dr. Masaru Emoto - author scientist, and humanitarian - has shared a brief, yet powerful prayer and we are passing it along here as a focal point, a space of conscious creation allowing us to move past fear, judgment and retribution into Unity, Harmony and Wholeness. This prayer is structured using Ho'oponopono and is directed initially at WATER - the element connecting ALL Life on the planet. Water ... the carrier of Spirit and the flow-er of Love!!! 

Dr. Masaru Emoto's Healing Prayer for the Gulf:

"I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all the living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings.

To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton, coral, algae, and all living creatures . . . 

I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.
I love you. "

And these words from a Beloved who forwarded this prayer and invitation to us: "We are passing this request to people who we believe might be willing to participate in this prayer, to set an intention of love and healing that is so large, so overwhelming that we can perform a miracle in the Gulf of Mexico.

We are not powerless. We are powerful. Our united energy, speaking this prayer daily...multiple times daily....can literally shift the balance of destruction that is happening.

We don't have to know how......we just have to recognize that the power of love is greater than any power active in the Universe today.

Please join us in oft repeating this healing prayer of of Dr. Emoto's. And feel free to copy and paste this to send it around the planet. Let's take charge, and do our own clean up! 

And so it is! Pass it on." 

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Thank you, Dr. Emoto and our friends, who are earnest in our intent. We are grateful to be gathered here, together, and honored to share the journey as ONE.

~ The Ground Crew of World Gratitude

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Tempe, AZ 85283

Love, Sadness and Blessings,
Shakura Cathryn
"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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Where I'm going on my summer vacation....

I'm going away for a week of R&R, doing things I love with people I love! 

A visit to Trimble Hot Springs, near Durango, CO..... and then a 3 day Dances of Universal Peace dance camp.... followed by a one day Rhythm and Soul event with Michael and Rickie Byars Beckwith and Robert Mirabal and others. Ya Hu~!

While I'm gone I hope you all live cool and colorful lives.

Have Fun!
Shakura Cathryn
"All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it." ~Samuel Butler

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What a Wonderful World!

And now, lest we get too bogged down in concern about the environment, here's a reminder of what a wonderful world this is!

This song is such a classic! I believe this is actually the first time I ever watched him sing this. I LOVE the expressions on his face - the guy is SMILING OUT LOUD!!

Shakura Cathryn
"That crack in the sidewalk is the Earth.... smiling." ~Unknown (from a TV commercial)

Update on E-mailing the President

Here's some updated information about the best way to get a message to the White House. After e-mailing a link to the oil-digesting enzyme video to the address, my friend Kaye received this reply:

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your message. On behalf of President Obama, we appreciate hearing from you. The President has promised the most transparent administration in history, and we are committed to listening to and responding to you.

In order to better handle the millions of electronic messages we are receiving and respond more quickly, we have implemented a new contact form on our website: 

Please note that this web form has replaced That email address is no longer monitored, so we encourage you to resubmit your message through the link above. Thank you for using the web form and helping us improve communications with you.

The Presidential Correspondence Team

Keep those virtual cards and letters streaming, in, please!

Shakura Cathryn
"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometime against us at home, we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake." ~Thomas Jefferson, 1798

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What Can We Do About the Gulf Oil Spill?

I grew up on the Gulf Coast and I love it there. I've been feeling so sad, about this. Now here is something that gives me hope and it also inspires me to DO something. I suggest we watch this video, and then send the link to it to - and to our Senators and Congressmen - and to our friends, asking them to do the same.  

And below the video you will also find some suggestions I've collected as inspirations for prayers and focused, shared intentions for the healing and transformation of this situation.

Things each of us can do by ourselves, or with others - Prayer and Visualization

1 - From a letter from Chief Arvol Looking Horse:
We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

2 - is calling for focused intention, and has created a Unity Wave blog-talk radio broadcast which you can listen to:

World Wide Conscious Intention Focus on the Gulf Oil Spill. Inviting all Voices, Hearts, and Minds for Restoration and Peace in the Gulf. The oil spill in the Gulf is a disaster for the ecosystem and all its life forms. This is a call to action for people of every faith, creed, tribe, nation and origin to focus the power of group intention to restore this area. You can contribute by actively and consciously holding a focused intention. Together we create a powerful group synergy, the Unity Wave.

There will be a second Unity Wave broadcast on June 5th

3 - This ties in with the work of Dr. Emoto, who has studied the effects of thoughts and prayers upon water, and has many amazing microscopic photos of water before and after prayer. Very beautiful evidence of the miraculous nature of prayer. Here is one website:
Just google “Dr. Emoto” to find more.

4 - The NY Times has a photo essay of reader’s photos of the Gulf oil spill. The last photo is quite beautiful…. a line of people from a local church standing hand-in-hand by the shore, facing the water, “…praying that the oil slick would dissipate… And that it wouldn’t create any ecological or economic problems for our coast. We know the Lord can work miracles and has our best interests at heart.’ Here is a link to that picture:

5 - Ho’oponopono for the Gulf (Video . Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian ceremony of healing and forgiveness. This video doesn’t go into too much detail about it, but there have been some rather miraculous results achieved using this ceremony. It’s too much information for me to go into right now, but if you are interested, just google ho’oponopono to find out more. “I’m sorry, please forgive us, thank you, we love you” for the waters.

I appreciate all prayers and shared intentions for the restoration of life-supporting conditions there, in the ocean, for all the Beings who live in the ocean, and for the land, and all the Beings along the coast – human, animal and plant.

Thank you and Blessings,
Shakura Cathryn
“Individually, We are one drop. Together, We are an Ocean.” ~R. Satoro