Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A White Rose

"I copied this from a friend, could hardly read for the tears in my eyes!


I saw a cashier hand a little boy his money back at the mall, the boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old. The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, b
ut you don't have enough money to buy this doll.'' The little boy turned to the old woman next to him, ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?'' She replied, ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.'' Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly.

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.' I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this, 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''

My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said, 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I wish she didn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!'' OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said, 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!' Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give it to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.'' 'My mommy loves white roses.' A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket.

I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local newspaper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy? Two days after this encounter with the little boy I read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away. I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever.

The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine, and in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DRUMMING CIRCLE ~ Beat of the Nations

All over the globe people from different traditions are hearing the call to gather together, to honor each other in love and respect. As we put aside our differences we see that we are powerful enough to change the trajectory of the entire planet! 

PHOTO:  John Daleuski at Dillons Beach, California

Excerpt from "Voice of The Silence", by HP Blavatsky

"Saith the Great Law:
'In order to become the KNOWER of ALL SELF,
thou hast first of SELF to be the knower.' 

"To reach the knowledge of that SELF,
thou hast to give up Self to Non-Self, 
Being to Non-Being, 
and then thou canst repose 
between the wings of the GREAT BIRD. 
Aye, sweet is rest between the 
wings of that which is not born, nor dies, 
but is the AUM throughout eternal ages."

-- Excerpt from "The Voice of the Silence", 
by HP Blavatsky

Who are THEY?

Who are THEY 
who stand in your way 
to living the life of your dreams?

T - The 
H - Hierarchy that
E -  Enslaves

Intriguing, isn't it?  
So, the next time someone 
speaks of what THEY are doing to you, 
remember who THEY are.  


秋 AKI (Autumn)


Fall colors ... rainbow river
Slight chill to the autumn air
Setting sun

Having A Vision Is Not Enough

Having a vision is not enough.
It must be combined with imagination,
determination, faith, hope and passion.
It is not enough just to stare up at the stars.
We must become the stars that the stars shine down on.

Autumn Season 2012

autumn season
crisp mornings
fiery vibrance
above and around you

Morning Lavender Reverie

Morning lavendar reverie
with the birds chirping
and leaves rustling ...