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Betsy Bee

"Religious Freedom, Kindness, Simplicity, Gratitude and Green Living"

Tempe, AZ, USA
female, age 114
single, 3 children
Speaks: english
Joined Jul 17, 2008

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This is a photograph of my older son in Highland (Scottish) dress for a man.  His kilt is made out of Ogilvie Hunting Tartan.  My part of the Ogilvie family was exiled from Scotland after the collapse of the 1745 Jacobite Revolution which aimed to  return the Stuart family to the throne of England. This defeat caused the death or exile of thousands. from Scotland.   It caused Scotland to lose its independence.  Many people do not realize that the Jacobite struggle was also a struggle for religious freedom.  It was a struggle for the Gaelic People of Scotland to worship as they pleased.  It was a struggle to help the Gaelic People of English occupied Ireland to worship as they pleased.  I felt a need to note this event in history where among other things the spiritual self selection of some people continued to be imperiled after the defeat of the Jacobites in Scotland.  Many Jacobites became Jacobins in France after their exile from Scotland and they continued part of this struggle in France.  Some of their efforts contributed to the French Revolution.  Religious freedom is one of the most important elements in the dignity of man.  I am proud to be making this change on my profile on a day celebrating religious freedom.  (See more information above my video of an Irish Gaelic song celebrating Bonnie Prince Charlie.) I do not know if Scotland will become independent and it is now the business of the people living in Scotland.  Now a great part of the world does enjoy the freedom to worship as they please.  Ireland does because of a bloody revolution that started one hundred and one years ago.  My profile page in March will be a about some aspects of the Irish struggle during the last century. When are people going to be able to stop dying for the right to worship or not as they please?  Because, I am sure that this freedom is being denied to some people on this poor planet even today.

The Well of the Dead on the Culloden Battlefield.

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Hometown Savannah, GA 
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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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  
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 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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    Have a great weekend ü

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     love the song dear Betsy hugs
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    Happy Saturday Betsy!April Spring Art  Cat and Giant Margarita  Lime by AnnyaKaiArt, $18.00

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    Fifth Chakra / Embodied <3
    Betsy, thanks for the great comments! Wish i knew more about astrology. It's certainly true that many changes are needed (will come one way or the other). Those personal changes can be pretty hard too. Lovely song about Saint Brigid.

    Wishing you a great weekend also!

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    Enjoy it Betsy! Hugs, Jo xoxo

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