Monday, January 12, 2015

Where will you stand in 2015

A small group of people gathered in the cool morning air as the Sun arose on Jan 1, 2015 to set their intentions for the new year with prayer and community.  Standing around the Fire of Life that was heating the Stone People that would help us all to speak our intentions into words that will come to be with our actions as this year moves through it’s life cycle and this day turns into the next. The words and prayers of that chilly morning were strong and meaningful to each of us in our own way, as it should be.

The first two weeks of this year is bearing witness to the message that came with the entering of the Stone People into the hoop of life that day.  I can only speak for myself of course.  It was evident that I would have to make clear where I stand as a man and human being without fear or hesitation. Knowing that I can fail or succeed at any moment in time, with words or deeds. It is my choice to make. Do I choose darkness or do I walk in my own good?

I choose to stand in prayer with love, unity and equality for all, women, children, men and all religious beliefs with honor and respect and also love and healing for the Earth Mother. It has been said that the Creator gave ceremonies and prayers to the spirits to take to all the peoples of the world, to help them understand how to live, sing and dance in the sacred way. All of them being equal and none of them better or more important than the others in anyway. The different races of the people of the earth all received these prayers and ceremonies each in their own way of understanding. These gifts from Spirit were not given to us to divide and separate us, but were meant to unite us in our knowledge of the Creator and the Creation.  

It is clear in 2015 that humankind has forgotten and have confused these gifts from the Creator with greed, power and the will to dominate others, especially women and the Earth itself which is our Mother. How did this happen?  It started long ago when one person in each of our communities chose to use these gifts against the others.  It started when we forgot we are all part of the Creator and the Creation, we are all one in Spirit. It happened when we begin thinking that tradition could not be wrong or change or advance as our understanding grows closer with the flow and energies that makes up the living Spirit in all things.

This year things will get better or worse as each of us choose for our own life, and this life is connected to all life.  WE ARE ALL ONE IN SPIRIT. My prayer is that we all choose wisely and put an end to the madness of hate, greed, separation and the will to dominate others which could destroy us all, that we once again find love and kindness and respect for one another.  AS IT WILL BE SPOKEN, IT WILL BE SO. -Three Trees Cloud

"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in darktimes. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity." Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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