You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. -anonymous note found in Old Saint Paul church dated 1692
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
The Elders call this the key Sacred Law because it controls all laws. The Great Spirit's intent for evolution into excellence is born first out of the receptive-creative energy of the feminine principle. Then, through its active-conceptive energy, the male principle, it manifests the form of its intent with maximum efficiency and minimum effort.
This process and every thing you do, follows nine movements (ten steps):
When I was a young boy, my clan uncle, John Two Crows, demonstrated this law to me by taking me to a pond near our house. He dropped a pebble into the water intently. Over and over again he dropped pebbles into the water. Finally, with his coaching, I began to see that the waves rippled out in nine circles from the Centre, and then a very powerful thing happened! Before they hit the bank, they began to ripple back towards the Centre.
John Two Crows asked me, "What caused the ripple to move back again? What did it hit?"
I spent months dropping pebbles in the water, trying to catch what in the hell this was all about. And always, on the ninth ripple- no less, no more- it started to ripple back.
Every time I'd ask him, he'd say, "That's the invisible secret, the mystery of the Universe. You figure it out."
I must have gotten a million headaches trying to figure out what was making that wave go back. One day my clan uncle told me that all things in Nature do this. It is a going out from the Source, the moment of creation, and then seeking the way back to the Source.
-Thunder Strikes, Twisted Hairs Elder
from the Song of the Deer
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
John Dubinski presented his computer simulation and animation's last night here in Toronto. He claims that the animations depict the beauty and complexity in the dynamics of galaxies.
See for yourself:
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Black is black is something to laugh about black is something to
black is serious black is a feeling black is us the beautifull
That was when some of them bad niggas made beauty moving juju
changes the drum
music hum! Mojo vibrated and high jons screamed through the
bloods to no one
hears the blood sounds no more folk intercourses and all the
acted visionaries too dig my people they acted the ryhtms
pulling there minds
was one and move move move universe earth spirit firing the
soils to destroy
the evil un image cleanse the waste from the cold lands till the
whole again and the worlds had become nude
3:30 in the morning with not a sole in sight we sat four deep at
a traffic light
Talking about how dumb and brainwashed how dumb some of our
sisters are while we wait for a green light to tell us when to
Talib Kweli and Mos Def's wonderful creation of a cd. beautiful lyrics that wash the heart. simply beautiful.
the song is 'yo yeah' off the 'black star' cd. but this isnt a song but a poetry reading with attitude.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Monday, October 08, 2007
a beautiful relationship (best backyard ever!)
"Mama Rose, the matriarch, she taught us the Way of the Deer"
"Our house was built in the deer's natural habitat in a remote rural area. Well worn deer trails cut through the property's abundant pine and sage. The oldest deer we've met (we call her Mama Rose) walked right up to us when we first arrived, sniffing and looking us over. Rose smelled some almonds in my pocket so I gave her a few. We gave some almonds to her family a few other times but stopped the practice when advised that feeding deer is illegal. Even so, that didn't stop them from regular visits. Rose and her kin obviously think the yard belongs to them as much as anyone else, and they are just taking advantage of the wealth of natural foods growing everywhere. They especially like clover flowers, but it's amazing to see the variety of tasty flowers, leaves, twigs, nuts and berries they'll eat. They stay away from herbs and herbal flowers, but on occasion we've seen young deer eating the sweet medicinal berries of the Juniper tree. Food is of course a major concern, but we also think they visit because they like our company. Often we see deer we don't know nibbling in the yard, but nearly everyday some or many of Rose's extended family come by. All of the deer are likely to lay down on the grass and hang out, whether we know them well or not. Many of them know us personally, and while often running into the yard to greet us with their quiet enthusiasm, they will also swiftly shy away from strangers. Although notoriously skittish, able to leap meters in the air in an instant when startled, a few deer we know, most notably Eva and her kids, will let us touch them as if we were family, letting us scratch them or pick something out of their fur. Eva even enjoys a hearty backrub! We've certainly learned a lot about how to act around them so as not to disturb them. We think they appreciate our efforts in fitting into their neighborhood..."