Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Earth Day - Sing for the Trees April 22 at Noon

Friday, April 22 is Earth Day
– and a wonderful part of Earth Day is 

Remember HOME TREE from Avatar? If it weren’t for trees we wouldn’t even have oxygen to breathe. Let’s sing some gratitude for our own Home Trees. Sing to your favorite tree at noon tomorrow, 4/22, joining with thousands of other people in a wave of song around the world.

Learn more about Sing for the Trees:

Shakura Cathryn
"Honored land that is sung to responds quickly and powerfully." ~Jose Stevens

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Phoenix

A friend shared this poem on Facebook and I found it so beautiful and touching that I wanted to share it with you, too.
I touched you once again,
in a dream, last night.
You laughed and looked at me
turning into the most beautiful,
firey Phoenix I could ever imagine.

I literally cried out in ecstasy at
your blazing reality,
dancing like a frantic puppet on
a rubber band, my mind
just left me and burst into
a million million stars
spangling this universe.

When I awoke, my mind was clear,
and my heart clean and silent.
I had my coffee,
and dressing I gathered some
flowers and walked to the
place we had lain you,
all those years ago,
when youth had not yet quite flown.

I stopped, unbelieving.
The hole was open and
the grass round about was burnt,
and blackened.
I heard my name and spun about,
seeing the Phoenix behind me,
firey and majestic.
The flowers fell from my fingers,
and I dropped to my knees as the
bright wing encircled me.

"I am fire! I am immortal! we dance
again!" Like intertwined
comets we shot into the heavens,
our joy bursting and trailing
out behind like a wedding train of stars.

An old man was found
next to his wife's grave,
flowers scattered next to his body.
The thing that the EMT told no
one, was that when he looked
into the old man's face,
his eyes were full of stars.
The EMT gently closed them,
because he knew he had seen Love.

~Timothy Fullerton

Shakura Cathryn
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." ~Karen - age 7
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~A.A. Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh
“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.” ~Teilhard de Chardin 
"We are one dreamer, dreaming of itself as many, in order to get to know itself.  A fractal monologue of love, a mirror held up to another mirror, tunneling a message of love forever, because that's all there is." ~David Pedigree 
"We are travelers in a cosmic journey - star dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Buddha once said "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky." We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light heartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile." ~Deepak Chopra