Monday, May 30, 2011

Prayer for All Warriors

I may not know your name,
I may not know what war you fought in.
It does not matter – I honor you still!

Did you fight for your beliefs?
Did you leave behind your loved ones?
Did you fight because your country asked this of you?
I am sorry you were lost to us ~
I honor you.

I honor you your beliefs
That took you to war~
I am filled with Gratitude
That I live in a land that
I may speak and act as I choose.
It is because of you that I have these rights.
I honor you.

I honor also those that still find themselves in the fight
For what they believe to be true~
I do not understand that as a Race;
We can not find it in our Hearts ~
Compassion~ Honoring another’s beliefs.
I may not understand why you went to war,
Or the loss of your Life~
I honor you.

Warrior or Soldier
It matters not what I call you~
I honor your choice to
Stand up, hold Space, Believe Your Truth.
I honor you.

I Pray for the day
That all Warrior will be Peaceful.
All Soldiers with Open Arms.
Open Hearted ~
I will Honor You.

For now
I pray for all those that we have lost
To wars
I will remember you,
I honor you.
Blessings to you
Dear Warrior, Dear Soldier
I wish you Peace.
I honor you.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Blessing

Blessings this Mother's Day!

for some the day has yet to begin
some have been up all night
for it is a day, like any other, with things that need being done.
Happy Mother's Day!

We are mother's, women
The fabric of the home,
The heartbeat heard when we hold someone close.
The hand that is held, or removes a tear,
or fixes a scrap.

Some of us may keep a sparkling, spotless domain
Others of us, well speaking strictly for me,
Clean yet "artfully" cluttered.
(My loving child - might say different- for her -it's just plain too much!)
Loved none the less.

What makes us Mom - it is not so much the giving birth
It is the minutes that add to a moment, a life time
Of holding, listening, caring.

Of being there
Of saying Yes, sure go ahead
Of the NOs - we said when it mattered most, for surely it was best!
Loved all the more!
Go ask your Mother.........
For in the end we really rule the nest.

It is the moment we agree to listen
To hear another, to give support
We need not understand all the time
That's new and interesting, we say
Tell me more?
Let me know how it goes.
Our heart turned to let it be wonderful.
Let it fill up their hearts, souls the being that is them!

We want what is best
For our children, our friends
We Mother each other in times of distress
Times of great Joy.
We worry about little things as though they were huge.
And some of the big things in life as though they were nothing at all.

With children.
Never haven given birth.
With children who have gone before us.
Of children, knowing it best, we gave them up, too young were we.
Women one and all.

To all my women friends let me say Happy Mother's Day!
Thank you for the times you have Mothered me, and bore with me as I did the
same to you.
For those who have "suffered" me a "Mom moment" upon a stranger,
turning in a tag, or a simple wag of a head NO, don't - ( I couldn't help myself)
I send you my Love and my gratitude.
I mostly Thank Miss Tirzah McWirzy, for inviting me to be Her Mom!
Bright Blessings to you all, this Mother's Day!

Thank you Great Mother, Mother Gaia, Mother Mary your Guidance.

Mother's Day, 13.05.07

Three generations of women~ The Tree of Life~ My mothers name in the roots upon my back! Thank you Jennifer for taking this picture.

Yes, I have used this before~ I added a line. I wish to spend my last moments loving my child before we head out to the airport~ Love you all.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Blessings of Beltane 2011

As the fires of the night burn low in the fields,
A new day awakens,
In Gratitude and Joy
Great Mother, Great Father
Above and Below
We came singing to your Wedding.

We lit the fires of the debris of last year,
We pray our offerings you would enjoy.
We are grateful for the fertility you whisper on the Earth,
Humbled by the Mystery that harkens in our Souls.

Great Mother, Great Father
Mother Earth, Father Sky
Your Union of the Elementals
Each mid –Spring,
Fire of Passion, Water of Forgiveness,
Earth of Re-membering, Light of Renewal
Guide us in our dreams,
In our waking
Joining the Sacred Feminine and Masculine.

Guide us to understand that All Beings
Share in your bounty,
That as we breathe, so do you.
As Our heart’s beat,
We hear Your Song in Harmony.
Guide us Great Mother, Great Father
By your Grace we Live.

As the Beltane fires of what no longer serves,
Burn down, and the New Day awakens,
Guide us,
To Sow that which is in Service,
Kindness, Compassion and Love.
Let us hear Songs of Joy instead of Hatred.
Once again,
Great Mother, Great Father
You have Blessed our Fields
In Fertility~
We pray that we do not squander this gift.

Blessings to you Great Mother, Great Father
We are filled with Gratitude for your gifts.
May we invite the Mystery and Magic to
Fill us with True Wonder
That we may share with All Being.
Guide us to live in Peaceable Harmony.

image is of a Jack in the Pulpit seed pod~