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Betsy Bee

"Searching the desert in "A land called way out there.""

Searchlight, NV, USA
female, age 115
single, 3 children
Speaks: english
Joined Jul 17, 2008


 
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I am a Pagan.  I will always be a Pagan.  I will be a Pagan in difficulty and in severe testing.  I will never be bought and sold or temper my spiritual path for convenience or for the affection and approval of others.

On Children

 Kahlil Gibran

 

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, 
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, 
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, 
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, 
and He bends you with His might 
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, 

so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kindness with Integrity

Being helpful to others while staying true to yourself can be a balancing act. The key is to be clear about your own boundaries and real motivation for offering assistance. Trying to please them so they’ll like you is different from doing something because you truly feel like helping. Understanding your reasons for acting allows you to remain in your integrity when requests are uncomfortable, inappropriate or even unhealthy. Staying true to yourself is the best way to give without feeling resentful, making others wrong or acting against your better judgment.

Balance through clarity.

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Joined Jul 17, 2008 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Groups Adorable Moon, Ancient and Modern Cultures, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Computer Questions, Computer Shop, Conni's Place, David's Underground Cafe, FEMALE ARTISTS - CREATIVE WOMEN, Fighting Against Animal Cruelty!, Help the Honey Bees!, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, N0 Cruelty to Animals, NO FRACKING HERE!, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest more »
Hometown Savannah, GA 
Homepage http://zonorus.marlboro.edu/~fereiss  
Birthday March 10, 1900  
Languages english  
About Me Sincere seeker, a mystic and an artist.

I know the continued presence of life on our planet depends upon the humble honey bee.

I know that my true joys in life come from giving and receiving love, on loving and being loved.
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  Lifestyle
Pets senior rescue cat  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Ancient Esoteric, Mysticism/Earth Religions  
Eating Habits All Natural, Almost Vegetarian, Locovore, Abundant water, Raw as much as possible  
Wild Fact About Me Choosing simplicity & gratitude in this moment.

Faith that having confidence in success insures success.

Former cloistered nun.

SDS during the Viet Nam War. I used to drive a Mustang Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland Engine.
My Philosophy I value myself by living with integrity. I live in fervent love for Our Mother Earth.
What Gives Me Hope DAWN...all the sunrises I have seen & hope to see.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I have no interest in being a politician but I would be a devoted assistant to Senator Bernie Sanders if I were asked.
What/who changed my life and why Learning about the female Buddha, Kwan Yin, while studying Asian art history.

Reading: 'A Whale for the Killing" by Farley Mowat. In this book about a humpback whale, Mowat describes touching one of these precious animals in the water. Mowat writes "His skin was so warm." I swam in the middle of a pod of humpbacks off the north shore of Bermuda. I touched a humpback mother and her calf. It was a moment of enlightenment, a moment of knowing that we are all connected WHEN I touched the warm skin of these animals.

"Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason" by Caroline Myss

Dedicated people I have met on Care 2.
What Bugs Me Cruel Persons, Judgemental attitudes, Rudeness in all its forms, LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Forwarded emails, Chain E-Mails  
Passions Art/Painting/Drawing, Living fully in the present, Green living, Intentional living, gratitude, Spiritual growth and Spiritual guidance, environment, Sacred Wells, MY GRANDCHILDREN!!!!, KNOWLEDGE/WISDOM  
Inspirations The sounds of moving water, a gentle breeze, The United States Founding Fathers, the beauty of nature, Kindness in the face of hate, thunderstorms, forgiveness  
What Scares Me Toxic People, Heartlessness, Toxic Corporations  
  Favorites
Role Models Farley Mowat, Edward Abbey, Bobby Sands, James Connelly, Grace O'Malley, Evangeline Adams, Joan of Arc, John Muir, Grant Lewi  
Quotation "May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need."
(Buddhist mentality - the bodhisattva heart)
"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the person with whom you are angry to die." Buddha

"These temple-destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of

"All other animals except the human, acquire things because of need. Humans only are motivated by greed." Farley Mowat

"Dreams do come true. Without that possibility nature would not cause us to have them." John Updike

"Slow down and enjoy life." Eddie Cantor

"Logic will take you from A to Z. Imagination will take you everywhere else." Albert Einstein

"Learn to be silent, Let your quiet mind, listen and absorb." Pythagoras

"Do not believe what you have heard
Do not believe in tradition
Do not believe in anything spoken of many times
Do not believe in written statements
Do not believe in conjecture
Do not believe in authority, teachers, or elders.
But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it and live by it." Buddha
Interests recycling, Ecology and Sustainability, Astronomy, Astrology, Moon Rise, Sun Rise, Mind/Body/Spirit, museums, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mythology / Folklore  
Books When God Was A Woman, The Golden Bough (Frazer), Virgil's Bucolic on Bees, Art history books, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Aesop, The Elder Edda Viking Saga, Current events: historical fact based, ancient cultures  
Music Southern rock...you can't get any better, Celtic folk, War Protest Songs, The Moody Blues, Charlie Daniels Band, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Blue Oyster Cult, Phip Ochs, The Doors, Jethro Tull, wiccan/pagan, bagpipes  
Movies PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Eight Below, Dr. Strangelove..., Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, AVATAR !!!!!!!!!!, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, The Crucible, Braveheart, The Bear, Thelma and Louise, The Crow, The Birds, Dead Man Walking, The Green Mile  
TV Shows No TV  
Favorite Foods Dark Chocolate  
Favorite Places Vermont, Quebec, Arizona, Nova Scotia, The Outer Planets, Ireland, Wales, Scotland  
Can't Live Without dream magic, Internet recipes, loving and being loved, friends and family, all pollinators, spiritual growth, Quiet time to reflect and think, freedom, water, shelter  
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    Mary R. (261)
      Have a beautiful Sunday Betsy.  xoxo

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    Happy Caturday. Blessings and peace.

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    Have a Perfect Saturday
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    Happy Caturday!
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    My get up -and-go-got up and went without me~Have a relaxing..
    weekend..luv Linda

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    Carmen B. (38)

    Hello, sweet Betsy.  Weekend Blessings to you xoxo


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    Have a great weekend Betsy!Gif Happy Feetpop-i-cok: pick up a penguin


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