Archive for August, 2015

If This Touches Your Heart ….

I’m not able to post all the requests that come my way, but I agree with Dean on this one: how we treat widows and children speaks volumes. I had a dear friend whose husband died, and the insurance company refused to pay any death benefits to her, leaving her in her grief and terrible financial straits. The kindness of strangers kept her afloat until other support became available. If you can contribute and feel moved to do so, please do. If you can “just” send prayers and/or Reiki, please do. Thanks and blessings … Laura

http://www.gofundme.com/JoeGeeting

My name is Dean Scarpinato and I am writing on behalf of Sheila Geeting.  Sheila is an older lady beyond her working years who rents a farm house from me in Western Illinois.  I keep the rent as low as I can, at $600 per month.  I also try to be flexible regarding being a few days late here and there while staying out of my tenants business.

Sheila has been a very good tenant for over 3 years.  She is also a very nice lady who tries to help people in whatever way she can.

There was a point where things got a bit tough for her and her son Joe stepped in and came to her rescue.  It was a pleasure for me to get to know him and it was very clear that Sheila could count on Joe’s support whenever things got a little tough.  For my part I had a FB fried who I sometimes talked to on the phone.

We didn’t agree on everything, but we both kept an open mind to each others thoughts and feelings.  We did agree on the most important things such as keeping your word, working hard and being good to the people in your life.  Actually the truth is Joe kind of put me to shame in all these categories.  He was just that good a man.

Joe was killed in July when his truck crashed in Nebraska on July 16.  It was a few days later that I heard about it and I was shocked.  It was actually hard to believe how deeply I was affected by the tragic death of a man I barely knew.  Maybe it is because he was only 43.  Maybe because he was such a good person and we can’t afford to lose guys like him.  And for sure it is because I know that Sheila is devastated.

The Insurance Company, bless their Heart, is saying that Sheila will not receive any Death Benefit because he was dead of a Heart Attack before he hit the wall.  So on top of her grief she is now in a situation where the guy who was always there in her time of need, financially and otherwise, is gone.  And his Accidental Death Insurance Company is doing what insurance companies do.

Legally, perhaps they are right.  Morally I guess its up to every person to individually choose the world they live in and how we treat widows and orphans in the name of corporate profit.  I will refrain at this moment from venting my Spleen on the Insurance Racket.  Suffice it to say that “Time Wounds All Heels.”

And in that Spirit no act of charity is wasted.  I wish I could say “Sheila, take a couple few months rent free and just get on your feet.”

I’m not in that position.  Without going too deep into my tale of woe I’m dipping into savings regularly to stay afloat myself and I need every penny that comes in.

But I know that many hands make light work.  I know that I have friends and family who are loving and caring.

We’re not asking for a huge amount.  If we could raise $2500 that would be a great blessing.  That would be close to 3 months after the expenses involved with GoFundMe.  And every penny will go to rent.  That will free up any other gifts of bereavement can be used for the other expenses of living.

Certainly I’d love to encourage you to donate $50 or $100.  Or $2500.  Believe me that would be lovely.  BUT $10 would be welcomed with open arms and gratitude.

I’m an artist, basically, which means (along with the fact that I’m not rich in the material sense) that I have friends who might have $2500 in their back pocket and I have friends who would be struggling to part with $10.

All are welcomed and honored.  And I’ll thank you personally.  Ecclesiastes 11:1 tells us that: “the bread we sow upon the waters of life will return many fold.”  That’s Solomon’s (the author of Ecclesiastes) way of saying “Its good karma.”

Sheila is a very kind and humble woman of very limited means.  This is a tragedy that no one should have to endure.  No one should have to bury their child.  And moreover, no one in their golden years should be in such financial straights, compounded by this tremendous grief which only adds to her economic uncertainty.

I’m coming to you personally saying, if this touches your heart, please contribute what you can.  I honestly cannot think of a better cause.

Thank You..Dean.

To donate a little or a lot, please click here.

Planting Seeds of Intention

Beautiful, synchronous sharing from Tania, and she notes how our visit this past May seeded the major shifts she and I, and both of our Dave/David’s are undergoing right now. I know many people are experiencing quantum leaps right now, and I echo Tania’s praise of Reiki Healing Attunements as activators. If you know how to do these and aren’t using this tool, dust off those Reiki Level 3 notes and prepare to launch. 🙂

Tania Marie

butterfly11Yesterday, the next piece of the journey showed up and began manifesting.

As I’ve mentioned, we decided to move forward into the reality we want to create even though we don’t know how the rest of the pieces will come together.

I just knew that if we did, they would. And they ARE!

butterfly16It’s important to take actions in support of your intentions and not just sit back waiting. That said, it’s also important to make those moves in aligned timing with the energy presenting itself, following the rhythm of natural flow.

When you receive the signs and messages, feel the nudge or tug, or feel your intuition subtly or loudly guiding you forth, it’s time to take a step.

So when you ask for something you need to also engage it on your own end.

And when you want something you need to be aware that your mind and…

View original post 1,870 more words

US media blackout: France oppose vaccines

Among the tiny cracks in the BigPharma, BigGov push for mandatory vaccines, this France story is not just a chink, but a gaping hole. Thanks, Jon!

Disappearing Into Nature

Way cool! Kind of the opposite of transhumanism … instead of merging with machines, disappearing into Nature. Thanks and love, Tania!

Tania Marie

Love this…Orly Faya creates stunning art by merging people with Nature around the world – The Gaia Project

View original post

Day 129: Wasps and Hornets

Since I’ve written so much over the years about wasps, bees and most recently hornets, I thought I’d reblog this post with wasp and hornet lore. Our yellow jackets are still patrolling the garden well, although yesterday, I needed to suggest a different nest location than in front of our garage door. How about the north side of the blue house? Lots of privacy there, and shelter from the wind via the south side of the neighbors’ house. So far so good. 🙂

The Necessity of Spirituality and ‘A Moral Question’ – Native American Elders William Commanda and Oren Lyons

Deep Wisdom flows here. Thanks and love, Jamie!

“If you don’t have a moral question in your governing process, then you don’t have a process that’s going to survive. You must have a moral society, or you won’t have any.” ~ Oren Lyons, Seneca/Iroqouis Faithkeeper and Elder

Exactly!

Sophia's Children

William Commanda (1913-2011), Algonquin Elder and Chief. Image: International Cities of Peace. William Commanda (1913-2011), Algonquin Elder and Chief. Image: International Cities of Peace.

“In the time of the Seventh Fire, a New People would emerge.

They would retrace their steps to find the wisdom that was left by the side of the trail long ago.

Their steps would take them to the elders, who they would ask to guide them on their journey.

If the New People remain strong in their quest, the sacred drum will again sound its voice. There will be an awakening of the people, and the sacred fire will again be lit.

At this time, the light-skinned race will be given a choice between two roads.

One road is the road of greed and technology without wisdom or respect for life. This road represents a rush to destruction.

The other road is spirituality, a slower path that includes respect for all living things.

If we choose…

View original post 542 more words

The Serene Hornets’ Nest

In response to my very vocal concerns about GMO corn syrup in shelf stable nitrite and MSG filled sausage being marketed as a health food, I was told to contact the manager, which I did. Here’s what happened, and hopefully an illustration that we do not need to cower when something egregious creeps into our awareness. We don’t just need to accept that “this is the way it is.” We can speak up, strongly, and when we do, things can and often do shift. If no one had said anything, then this outcome would not have happened. I’ll still be sending a lot of Reiki to this transition, but I do love it when people step up. It’s a time of clear intentions and walking the talk. Your walk may not be my walk … but it’s a time to match your walk with your talk. I appreciate the opportunity for discussion and change.

UPDATE 2: Successful resolution to this issue! Personal phone call from the manager. The product was pulled, because it was only accidentally ordered in the first place by a relatively new buyer. Training will occur, and if the product cannot be returned, it will be labeled as containing corn syrup, GMO’s and nitrites so that people who don’t read labels are not confused into purchasing it as a health food. The manager also invited me to become a participant in meetings between the Board, management and co-op Members, and he’s posting a response and action steps on the bulletin board at the store. He did explain they need to broaden their customer base by including a wider range of foods that people are requesting; however, he reiterated his commitment to clearly labeling foods that are local, but conventional and if they contain particularly unhealthy ingredients.