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Eliza Middlewood

"To try to live the best I can in the present moment."

Durham, Non-us, United Kingdom
female, age 64
married, 3 children
Speaks: English
Joined Feb 21, 2007

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A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Lord of the forest and field, Lady of the starlit night,
I acknowledge the truth that for me to live, something must die.
I give thanks for the gift of free will,
And I acknowledge the responsibility that comes with the freedom of choice.

I choose then to abstain from the cycle of unnecessary suffering.
I pledge to be an agent of healing, not a bystander to slaughter.
I say to the animals:
You do not have to suffer and die for me.
I say to the workers:
You do not have to kill for me.
I say to the corporate death machine:
You will no longer profit from my blindness.
I say to the Earth, and to all that is holy,
That though we are taught to feast upon war,
I choose to lay down the sword
And take in peace instead.
I ally myself with Nature, not as her master, but as her child.
I will not claim dominion over that which is wiser than I.

Lord of the forest and field, Lady of the starlit night,
May compassion fulfill and transform me
May I give as You give, may I love as You love
And may my choices bring grace to my life
As You bring grace to the world.

So mote it be.

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"I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And just because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Helen Keller

 I support Hillside Animal Sanctuary

  World Society for the Protection of AnimalsSupporter of WSPA

Join Campaigns  Supporter of IFAW

 Supporter of The Dogs Trust, U.K.

A Prayer for Animals
By Albert Schweitzer 

Hear our humble prayer, O God,for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for any that are hunted or lost
or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to sleep.
We entreat for them all
Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them
we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us be true friends to animals
and so to share
the blessings of the merciful.

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Joined Feb 21, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups $ Boycotts $, Expression Through Images, Pagans, Vegan
Hometown Durham, England 
Birthday Oct 11, 1953  
Languages English  
About Me I'm an enigma. I'm a bit of an introvert, but love nothing more than singing to an audience. I'm quiet and shy, but will speak out boldly for my chosen causes. I'm a Libran and love beautiful things, but our carpets are worn, the living-room suite is falling apart and our furniture always has a protective layer of dust...... probably because I'm busy walking dogs, cleaning out birds' cages and working in the garden. lol
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Pets 3 dogs, 2 Cockatiels and 1 Canary  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Wiccan/Pagan/Panentheist  
Eating Habits Vegan - nothing with a face!  
Wild Fact About Me I married a butcher, refused to cook him meat.... he's no longer a butcher and has turned Vegan!
My Philosophy You can't love others until you love yourself and you cannot change others but you CAN change yourself.
What Gives Me Hope Tomorrow is a new day.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Listen to people and then use my own judgement and initiative as to what are the right actions to take.
What/who changed my life and why Discovering in my forties that I had been a lifelong Wiccan.
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, bullying, abusive people  
Passions environment, animals, Singing, Music, nature  
Inspirations good people, music, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me being chased by a bull!, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference  
Role Models Heather Mills, Magnus Scheving, the one and only Garfield!, the late Christopher Reeve, Dr Arnold Schweitzer  
Quotation "Insects are animals too". (title of a book by Anthony Wootton)
Interests wildlife, reading, pets, herbs, gardening, environment  
Books Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Anything to do with animals and nature, Most Stephen King novels  
Music Dolly Parton, soft rock, opera, enya, Classical (especially Mozart), celtic  
Movies The Full Monty, Billy Elliot, Sound of Music, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Forrest Gump  
TV Shows Good old Corrie!  
Favorite Foods Olives, Greek salad, pasta  
Favorite Places meadows, countryside lanes, Edinburgh - Scotland, West Yorkshire - England, woods, rivers, beach  
Can't Live Without hope  
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    Oct 4, 2008 9:14 AM

    MARY D. (158)

    Happy Birthday

    Oct 4, 2008 9:10 AM

    JSun G. (514)
    Where, oh where have you gone Eliza?  I miss you!

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     Happy Birthday!!!
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    JSun G. (514)
    Sorry this is late.  I hope you had a wonderful day.  We miss you Eliza!


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    Mary P. (177)

    Blessings to you Eliza 

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    Dear Eliza, I hope your day is filled with sunshine
    love and blessings

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    Blessings to you Eilza... have a wonderful weekend

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